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There’s something so incredibly satisfying about buying a new phone. And I know I’m not the only one when I say this, but my phone is like my best friend. It’s got all my work, my photos, my social media, my friends, my reminders, my schedule, my music, and even my secrets! I’ll have to say that my phone is not just like my best friend, it’s also my kids’ favorite friend! Why. Why can’t I have one thing that’s just for ME?! Year after year, no matter how many electronics these kids have, they always end up fighting over mommy’s phone. Why?!
So all this excitement buying my new GS8 Unlocked, yes Unlocked, means more to me than just an amazing phone. You guys know how my family (and my life!) is scattered miles and miles apart, actually continents apart! So for years I’ve been tied to contracts and would have a phobia each time I open my phone bill. Every single month. No matter how unfair it is, you know you’ll end up paying it. So I did. This Samsung GS8 which I bought online from Walmart is Unlocked. To me, this means I can pick more than just a smartphone, I can rather pick a carrier, data plan, services, features and apps, and get my phone exactly the way I want it. (more on that below!)
Now I can’t wait to go back n forth to Vienna visit my family, Miami, Turkey, Canada, anywhere!! But wait, there’s more for me than that. Hello Goat cheese garlic bread. Have you guys noticed how reluctant I’ve been about food videos? I’ve noticed the crazy hype and I’ve wanted to jump on the wagon for so long, however the process of adjusting my DSLR settings, lighting, focal points, etc..drives me crazy! CRAZY! So the first thing I wanted to do with my new GS8 is making a food video! Goat cheese garlic bread with slices of peach, strawberries, all wrapped up and baked for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted..Probably better than a chocolate cake for me right now!
So have a look at this video–unfiltered. This is absolutely awesome video quality without any fancy set up. Just click record and GO. I used a mini tripod to help me out and it seems like it worked perfectly. Another thing you can do if you want a bigger tripod is, simply buy a tiny smart phone tripod attachment. I can’t tell you how much I actually ENJOYED making this video and it didn’t feel a single bit like a stressful task! So Stay tuned for more video deliciousness coming your way!!
If you’ve got an off thing for goat cheese, I’ll tell you this–this recipe tastes like garlic bread with a hint of goat cheese. It’s absolutely mild and tasty. Now, on the other side if you have a happy thing for goat cheese, do not miss this goat cheese pistachio coated strawberries–one of my most popular recipes on my blog! Now check those shots below of me happily shooting my video 🙂 Awesome camera quality!
Another thing I’m loving about my phone is my calendar–like all of us! I lay out my posts, appointments, meetings, to-do’s and everything. Now unlike all of us, I have an on again off again relationship with social media. Often times, I use it to stay connected, check out awesome things, like, comment and engage. However, often times it can feel more like “work” than fun. Times where I have to be sharing something, updating something, scheduling something and so on. These are times when you need a sleek, fast processor and light weight phone like this GS8!
Back for a minute to the goat cheese garlic bread recipe. If you need extra tips about making perfect garlic bread, I wrote a chunk of details about it in this Ultimate Garlic Bread post. The basic rules are–the type of bread you start with will define the final crust, crisp and texture of the garlic bread. So a nice soft loaf like the one I used today, will give you a nice soft fluffy garlic bread. However a crispy baguette with a perfect crust will also give you a nice crusty garlic garlic bread.
The fruits here are totally optional. For me they’re seasonal, sweet and add a perfect contrast to the flavor of goat cheese, garlic and bread! The herb I used here is fresh thyme (skip that or use Parsley, or any other herb you prefer). Basically you’ll be layering bread, goat cheese, sliced fruit, shredded mozzarella and repeat. Wrap and bake. Pull apart and ENJOY!
Another thing I can’t wait to show you is my new one of a kind screen–it’s the world’s first Infinity Screen! The Galaxy S8 expansive display stretches from edge to edge, giving you the most amount of screen in the least amount of space. Look at this fun shot with my hubby holding a ball. I stretched it for you guys to see how far it can go and it is fascinating! I can hang out all day with this phone and never get enough exploring it!
Some extra things to know is that my new GS8 happens to be water resistant. Thank YOU. Now I don’t have to lose my mind every time one of the girls wants to hold my phone with her wet hands coming out of the pool. It charges super fast (another win win for crazy busy moms like me). Frankly I’ve always been a Samsung person, I’ve started off with the note since I fell in love with that extra huge screen back when it was only exclusive to Samsung. And while that was the main reason I started my affair with Samsung, I have to admit it lasted forever because of how happy I was with every Samsung Phone.
However, I’m now loving my GS8 even though there’s the bigger screen GS8+(plus). And you can check out the screenshots below of how I bought this amazing GS8 phone from Walmart.com (with free delivery!). It’s certainly one of the best treats I got myself this year! If you need a new phone, I would strongly suggest this one. Oh and if you need an extra touch of deliciousness in life (who doesn’t?) make this easy, simple yet divine Goat Cheese Garlic Bread and Enjoy!! 🙂
Some Unlocked and Warranty Info
- What is Unlocked?
- Unlocked by Samsung lets you pick more than just your new smartphone. You can choose your carrier, data plan, services, features and apps, so you can get your phone exactly the way you want it ¹
- Pick your carrier and plan
- Unlocked by Samsung smartphones work on multiple U.S. networks, so you have the freedom to pick a carrier and plan that fits your life. When you’re ready for an adventure, Unlocked by Samsung makes it easy – just pop in a compatible SIM card and take your device anywhere, from Mexico City to Paris and more.²
- Standard Limited Warranty
- Unlocked by Samsung guarantees your new smartphone lives up to the exceptional standards you expect from Samsung. You’ll also get extra peace of mind because all Unlocked by Samsung smartphones come with a standard U.S. limited warranty.³
Disclaimer from Samsung
¹ Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM and CDMA networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular®. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot, vary by wireless service provider. Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy J3 devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot, vary by wireless service provider.
SIM card must be compatible with area’s available networks. International calling, data services and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.
.² This Samsung Unlocked phone will work on any GSM or CDMA compatible network. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular®. Support for certain rate plans, features, and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot vary by wireless service provider. SIM card must be compatible with area’s available networks. International calling, data services and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.
³ For more information on Samsung standard U.S. limited warranty, go to samsung.com/customersupport/xxx
Fruity Goat Cheese Garlic Bread Shot With My New Phone
- 1 loaf of Italian soft bread sliced into half inch slices
- 1 cup of goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 large peach thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
In a small bowl mix the goat cheese, thyme and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt.
Take your loaf and slice it into half an inch slices. Start layering the bread by taking one slice of bread, spread a teaspoon of the goat cheese mix, sprinkle some mozzarella cheese over the slice, and then add some peach slices. Add another slice of bread over the peaches, repeat with the goat cheese, mozzarella and now add strawberries. top that with another slice of bread and repeat, alternating peaches and strawberries.
Press the loaf together to form its' original shape as best as you can and wrap it in parchment paper. Place the wrapped bread over a baking sheet and bake for 18-22 minutes.
Remove the bread from the oven and unwrap the paper. Pull apart a slice of garlic bread at a time and enjoy 🙂