Try WINC! Great for you or for gift giving!

August 3, 2018 by  
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So as I said in my original post, I was eager to give WINC a try since the idea of a monthly wine club – especially for those who drink wine fairly regularly – makes a whole lot of sense to me. Fjallraven Kanken Sale The key, of course, is to make sure that

  1. The wines are good quality and
  2. You get to choose based on your likes and dislikes each month.

Winc has that all covered with their online wine club. You get 4 wines delivered to you each month with each bottle at $13 or more. nike air pegasus You fill out your personalized Palate Profile quiz and get recommendations, but you can swap out each month too. nike air max 95 We got a nice variety of wines and I went out on a limb a bit outside my palate suggestions to get some that others that I know might enjoy. nike air max 2014 And enjoy they did! So far we’ve really liked the wine we’ve tasted from WINC and I look forward to giving away a bottle or two next to some friends who know their wine. nike homme pas cher I love that this company is working around the globe with wine artisans to make their distribution unique and sustainable and help the “little guy” who is making excellent wine. nike tn 2017 Give them a try. fjallraven kanken Backpack uk My readers save $22 off the first month when they click here. Or type in: www.trywinc.com/usfamilyguide Let me know what you think when you get your first shipment! I’d love to hear!     I received a sampling of wine bottles in exchange for this honest review.

Why I love Essential Oils!

August 2, 2018 by  
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About 10 years ago or so, I discovered the world of Essential Oils. Fjallraven Kanken Mini I had never heard of them. air max 1 og Or at least if I did, I didn’t pay much attention. nike air max 1 Some ladies were discussion mold issues in their home and one was recommending a blend of oils referred to as Thieves Essential Oil Blend as a way to attack. I was intrigued to say the least. We have an older home and mildew seemed to be wreaking havoc on our basement at the time. So I did a little research and decided to give them a try. I was hooked. And I still am. I use some type of oil in some way almost daily now and am convinced that they’re effective for a lot of things.

  1. Cleaning. nike air huarache I add them to my homemade cleaner for extra boost and antibacterial power.
  2. Health. This isn’t health advice – just telling you how I use them. nike air max 95 I use Peppermint oil to lessen the pain of a headache, to clear sinus congestion, for fresh breath, as a help for heartburn and other tummy issues, as perfume!
  3. Nice smells. Diffusing essential oils makes my house smell great!
  4. In cooking. I admit I don’t do this as much just because I kind of forget to, but a little of certain essential oils (similar to what’s in your spice cabinet) goes a LONG way.

Fill in the form below to find out more about buying and using the essential oils that I prefer and get a detailed usage guide. There are a LOT of good (yes most are good companies even if some reps like to bash the other companies) EO companies out there but this one has been around for a long, long, time and from everything I’ve experienced, they’re top notch so I just stick with them and have no plans to switch, even though I am surrounded with a whole lot of people who try to tell me I should for whatever reason. nike blazer And yes, it’s Young Living. I like Do Terra too, believe it or not. I’m just happy where I am.

Lessons for New Car Buyers

August 28, 2017 by  
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We bought a new car recently: So recently that we can still smell that “new car smell” and the trunk looks totally pristine and clean. I know that won’t last long but it sure is nice every time we get in. Mochilas Kanken You hear the bells, the “new” sound of the turn signal click, the little song it plays when you push the start button (keyless start – I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to that!) – it all signals NEW every time we get in to drive. It’s fun. I can still remember one of the first times I bought a car for myself. I was just out of college and needed something to get me up and down a mountain in Colorado where I had a job at a Dude Ranch. Back then you found used cars by looking in the paper, making a phone call, and going for a test drive. I was young, a girl, and had no idea what I was doing. Nike Air Max 1 Femme I even called my father from the seller’s house phone just to get another “feel” for this deal I was getting in to. While the car did serve me for a bit, I bought a lemon. We discovered they did some cover up work to hide damage from an accident. nike pegasus Anytime I drove down the dirt mountain road, dust and dirt would pour into the back seat. It makes for a good memory but at the time I felt like I was taken advantage of – because I was. Fjallraven Kanken Mini The internet makes things much easier for car buying – used and new cars. For this new car, my husband had the exact make, model, and color he wanted in mind and he just contacted dealers in our area to see who would give us the best deal. That works for a new car. With new cars you’re comparing apples to apples so to speak. That’s not really the case with a used car, although you can do something similar for those too – IF you know exactly what you want and can be flexible with the mileage, the year of the car, or both. But if you’re really just thinking “I need a car – any car” then it’s good to have some resources out there to help. nike air max 97 Cars.com is one of those resources. They’ve got several spots on their site that are great in helping car buyers find the right car, compare it to other possible cars, and get it for the right price.

Cars.com

For instance, they offer a car comparison listing (click to view) where you can look up cars or trucks of interest and compare them to other similar cars/trucks. This page (click) for instance, gives a great overview of some of the top sedan options for the 2017 car year. The pros and cons of each of the cars is listed and they’re ranked. nike internationalist (sidenote – their top sedan choice is the one we decided to purchase!) Another great resource on the Cars.com site is the Lessons for First Time Buyers (click) page. Full of links to articles by regular car buyers giving their experience, this is a great starting place for anyone who is just starting out in their car buying journey. The Cars.com site is something I definitely wish I would have had when I was buying that clunker 30 years ago in Colorado!

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Grocery Delivery – Why I love it

August 23, 2017 by  
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Many many years ago (that still seems impossible to me) when my girls were still in diapers and we lived in a lovely townhome close to plenty of great grocery stores, I opted to try a grocery delivery service just to keep my sanity. At that time such a thing was pretty unique and as time went on my little local delivery service sold out to the now HUGE service we all know as Peapod.   It was great! Not only did it save me a trip in the car with two little ones in diapers and car seats and all of that, I found that I actually saved money despite the slightly higher pricing on some things and the addition of a delivery charge. How in the world? Simple! I rarely had the chance to do any type of impulse buying that was so easy to do at the local grocery, WalMart or even Whole Foods across the street. Everything was online, of course, so occasionally I’d throw something not on my list into my digital shopping cart but for the most part, I could shop in my pjs based on my list quickly, and at midnight or whenever I had a free moment. nike air max flyknit 2017 As the girls got older and taking those trips to the store didn’t cause me to hyperventilate, I stopped using the service but over the years I’ve picked it up again off and on during busy seasons, etc., and I’m always happy that I do. The whole idea has expanded beyond Peapod now, too, of course. My favorite service right now is one called Door to Door Organics. This company started as a farm to home organic produce delivery service but has since expanded into most other grocery items too. nike internationalist soldes They work on a subscription service, sending you a box of produce each week or every two weeks (your choice) along with any other items you might choose to add to the delivery. You can opt to skip a week, put your subscription on a vacation hold or cancel and restart whenever you need longer breaks. nike air max flyknit It’s great. nike tn pas cher homme The produce is delicious and, as the name suggests, organic. Pricing is fair and because they work with local farmers, the produce they choose in each week’s box is picked based on what is in season. soldes air max pas cher Don’t like what the box this week contains? Just swap out the things you’d rather not get with things you want up to the evening before the next delivery.

Ozeri Food Storage

August 15, 2017 by  
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So this came in the mail yesterday: I’m kind of excited! We typically have a lot of leftovers when I cook – I’m not sure why. And we also have two grown daughters with very busy schedules which means they need to grab those leftovers and go all the time! I prefer glass storage, but with all the running around, some good plastic pieces are essential. These are great. tn nike Sturdy, BPA free, and with a bonus of a vacuum seal technology that’s not complicated and actually works – these are a winner!       The kit comes with 4 sizes of bowls and lids: 8 total pieces. nike air huarache They nest nicely inside each other WITH the lids on- a huge plus! The largest one is a great size for a family salad to go, or a family meal. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Sale Really nice!             Here’s a quick video of me showing how you do the vacuum. So easy. Just press it! That’s it! You can see the little button pop out as the one way valve releases the air out but it doesn’t go back in. You can get even more air out but pushing not just on the top but squeezing top and bottom with your full hand. To release the air you just pop up that green button.  

The other kind of handy feature is the little dial on the air valve. You can set it for the date that you put your items in there so you know how long it’s been hanging out in the fridge. nike air max 2017 Not sure how much I’ll use that but it’s a good idea.  

Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set . Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve. Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves. Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices. chaussure nike cortez Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator. BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed. Order Today on Amazon (click here)

  I received a sample product from the manufacturer in exchange for an honest review.

Using a kitchen scale

August 9, 2017 by  
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Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. chaussures nike femme 2017 Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection.           Industry exclusive scale features Microban antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria. basket nike air max Boasts 2 touch sensitive buttons, 4 high precision GFX sensors, a large Blue LCD screen, and a capacity range of 0.05 oz to 18 lbs or 1 g to 8000 g. Fjällräven Kanken Tienda Award-winning thin design is infused with Microban antimicrobial technology to provide an added level of protection that won’t ever wear away. nike air max 2017 Precision Tare button subtracts the container weight for the net ingredient weight; easy Unit button instantly converts between lb/oz, g, fl.oz., ml. Includes 2 Lithium batteries and an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). Mochilas Kanken No.2 NOTE: remove the battery insulating strip before attempting to use the device.

Nesting Food Storage – Instavac system

August 9, 2017 by  
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Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set . nike air max 2013 Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve. nike air max flyknit 2017 Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves. nike air max Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator. Fjallraven Kanken Big BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed.

Microban Digital Kitchen Scale

August 1, 2017 by  
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About 28 years ago, my husband and I went to a well advertised Crate and Barrel sale. I don’t remember the details or why it was so fabulous, but I do remember standing in a VERY long line for hours – a line that wove around two buildings. basket nike I also remember we had a ton of fun interacting with the other people in line. nike magista We had no idea what we wanted to get there. Mochilas Fjallraven Kanken Classic We just knew we had to go! There were people with specific lists of items they were going to bolt to. nike air max homme Unfortunately by the time our turn came to enter the store, the pickins’ were pretty slim. We managed to get a few plastic scoops and this:     This little beauty has served me well for 28 years. We use it, obviously, for measuring ingredients but we also weigh letters to make sure we don’t need extra postage. It’s handy. fjallraven kanken Backpack uk But kind of cumbersome to store. nike magista pas cher           So imagine my excitement today when this came in the mail: A digital kitchen scale the size of an iPad! It really does look like one too! So fun.   There are adjustments for liquid and dry measurements with just a quick touch of the button. And storage won’t be a problem at all. I’m excited to start using it. nike air max 95 The pros: Small, lightweight, easy to store It’s very “touchy” so measurements will be precise Fun design Can do dry and liquid measurments   Cons: It’s pretty touchy (that’s both a pro and a con.) Will need to replace batteries “It’s a little small to stand on” (my daughter’s response when she saw it)   Here’s the official info for all your technical people:

Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection. Industry exclusive scale features Microban antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria. Boasts 2 touch sensitive buttons, 4 high precision GFX sensors, a large Blue LCD screen, and a capacity range of 0.05 oz to 18 lbs or 1 g to 8000 g. Award-winning thin design is infused with Microban antimicrobial technology to provide an added level of protection that won’t ever wear away. Precision Tare button subtracts the container weight for the net ingredient weight; easy Unit button instantly converts between lb/oz, g, fl.oz., ml. Includes 2 Lithium batteries and an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). NOTE: remove the battery insulating strip before attempting to use the device.

Visit Amazon for more information (click here)   I received a scale from the manufacturer in exchange for an honest review.

AdoramaPix photo books!

August 30, 2016 by  
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Turn your digital photos into beautiful keepsake photo books that will last for generations. AdoramaPix’s custom books are high quality and display your images in rich detail. nike air max 2016 Choose from gorgeous linen, hardcover and leather covers as well as 6 stunning paper finishes. Nike Air Max 1 Femme AdoramaPix photo books! I’m really looking forward to making my own book. Fjallraven Kanken Mini Sale We’ve been doing a lot of traveling this year and it’ll be a great way to have some of the highlights in something that we can place on the coffee table and share with our friends and family. Fjallraven Kanken Kids Backpack Such fun!   http://www.adoramapix.com/app/customize-book/ 15% off photo books. nike air huarache Use code: PhotoBook15.

Made With Fabric

August 7, 2016 by  
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Tis’ the season for DIY gifts, and Fabric.com has everything you need to get started on your next project. Whether you’re quilting, sewing Christmas pajamas or making festive accent pillows, wen you buy fabric online with Fabric.com you’ll get the perfect print and material to get you started. Need some inspiration? See what others have created using the #madewithfabric hashtag, or by visiting the Fabric photo gallery. Fjallraven Kanken Big Here are a few of our favorite holiday patterns! Minky Classic Plaid Red This Minky fabric comes in yellow, blue, green and red. nike air max thea Its softness makes it perfect for baby accessories, blankets, throw, pillows or stuffed animals. nike air max 2013 Holiday Flourish Metallics Ornaments Black This lightweight cotton fabric is perfect for home décor projects, quilting or apparel for the holidays. nike air pegasus The print features poinsettias and metallic accents and includes hints of black, grey, various shades of green, various shades or red, golden tan and metallic gold. nike roshe run Michael Miller Holiday Funky Christmas Yule Trees Santa This whimsical pattern is not your typical holiday fabric! Enjoy a funky twist with fuchsia, green, pink and lime on a white background. Perfect for projects that bring a fun, modern update to the holidays. nike mercurial Scandi 3 Reindeer Heads Linen This 100% cotton fabric features white reindeer heads with red noses and is perfect for the Rudolph fans in your life! The simple yet fun pattern is perfect for small crafts, pillows, holiday stockings and more.

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