Monday, December 29, 2014

Amarula Cream Liqueur - Perfect Celebration Drink!

I had the wonderful opportunity to try the Amarula Cream Liqueur and I couldn't wait to share my experience with you.

One thing I learned from drinking this liqueur is that Amarula is made from a fruit called "marula" found in Africa. Found in South Africa (as well as Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, and Zimbabwe) marula trees grown in abundance. They are beautiful trees and drought-resistant. The fruit from the tree (the marula fruit) is a sweet, tropical fruit. It has a citrus tang and a creamy taste. Actually it makes for a perfect liqueur in my opinion.

Amarula isn't just for their incredible liqueur. They also do amazing things for the region. From the women's job creation project in Western Cape communities, Amarula Elephant Research program, and so much more, there is an even bigger reason to purchase this Amarula liqueur than just it's amazing taste. Find out more about each of their programs by clicking here.

Now, to the most important part, the liqueur! I have to tell you this was unbelievable. One of my biggest complaints about liqueurs in general is that they can be too sweet and I have a hard time enjoying it. But this wasn't the case. It had such a light, sweet flavor and yet it was so rich at the same time. It goes down smooth and it's guaranteed to please your family, friends, or guests. It also would make for an excellent gift, or thank you gift of some kind. Over all, this is the best liqueur I've had in a while and I promise this is better than Bailey's ANY DAY. I wish they had this in every store.

The price? I would say it's about the cost I would personally usually purchase for liqueur's. It isn't out of range, in my opinion. I did a little hunt online for you to see where you can buy this and at BevMo.com, you can purchase this for $21.99 but unfortunately it's out of stock right now! I actually signed up to receive notifications for when they get it next. I was actually lucky enough to find this liqueur near ME (I live in Oregon) and so I'm very happy about this. If you want to purchase this amazing liqueur, I highly recommend checking out Wine-Searcher.com. I made it easy for you, too, so just click on this link.

Overall, I was so pleased with this drink. I definitely plan to purchase and enjoy this again. It was gently sweet, rich tasting, and far better than anything I've tasted in a while.

For more information about Amarula, visit their website Amarula.com. Also, visit them on Facebook and for you lucky Canadians, I couldn't help but notice they have an amazing giveaway going on, so make sure to check it out!

I received this complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread Review [And Giveaway] [Ends 12/21]

It's really hard for me to find gluten free bread that tastes good. A lot of the bread out there these days just doesn't work as toast or has an awful texture. That's why I was so excited to try the Canyon Gluten Free bread!


I have to say this is by far the best I've tasted so far. In fact, I've even ordered from them on my own off their website (yup, it's that good). What I love about Canyon Gluten Free is that it is owned by people who know what it's like to have to deal with being gluten-free! Christi Skow, the co-owner, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2007 and she appreciates gluten free foods that "are delicious and healthy."


I had a few of their products sent to me -


7 Grain Bread
Cinnamon Raisin
Mountain White
Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia


Personally, of the four products, I loved LOVED LOVED their focaccia bread. I had this with scrambled eggs in the morning and dipped the bread in olive oil and it was A-MAZ-ING. I haven't had gluten free bread this good in...well...ever. I didn't even realize it was gluten free.


Next was the 7 Grain Bread and Mountain White. I really enjoyed these for sandwiches. They held steady after being toasted. I also tried their cinnamon Raisin and it was definitely good, although I didn't enjoy it as much as the other breads that I received. I think I just like my cinnamon raisin bread to taste a BIT more sugary, maybe.


Also, I want to tell you that I went out and bought more of the focaccia bread, 7-grain, and mountain white with my own money. That's how good those things were. Also, I bought (on my own, with my own money!) the Cranberry Crunch Muffins and those are very good as well. They taste amazing and are a perfect treat for the morning!


Visit this link to find out the gluten-free bread selections that you can buy! Also, be sure to check out this link to find out about any special offers they have going on and sign up for their newsletter to stay in touch! Best of all, find out where to buy this amazing bread at a store near you.


You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

I'm also excited to announce that one of my lucky readers will receive the same bread that I received to review. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 12/21.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Frozen The Songs ZinePak [Review and Giveaway] [Ends 12/16]

I am so excited to tell you about this amazing gift idea for the Frozen fan in your life! This movie has taken OVER the holiday season and if you've run out of options for a Frozen gift, here's one to add to your shopping list, especially for this last minute holiday shopping weekend.

The Frozen: The Songs ZinePak is a Walmart Exclusive item. I had the chance to review this and I couldn't believe what it all comes with. It comes with a poster, a sticker, an ornament, a CD, and an 64-page magazine filled with behind the scenes info, games, quizzes, and so much more.

Personally I haven't had the opportunity to watch the movie yet, but I've heard the music and it's SO adorable. I looked through this ZinePak and it's so much fun.



I love the behind the scenes information and the actors who get to talk about their character and who they play. And you get to listen to all those amazing songs (including Let It Go by Idina Mezel and by Demi Lovato version!). Plus 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" and "For the First Time in Forever."

And best of all I am so excited to give this away to one of my lucky readers! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Ends 12/16.

Best of all, you can purchase this NOW just in time for Christmas! Visit this link to find out if you can pick this up IN STORE or have it shipped to you!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set - Best Smelling Candles. Ever. [Giveaway Ends 12/12]


My mom and I absolutely LOVE candles. I love the ambiance they put across. I love how they smell. It just sends off a serene relaxing vibe that I really enjoy. There are only a few candles out there that we have bought though that I've ever had the opportunity to compliment the smell. I mean candles smell good and all but I've never thought...WOW.


Until now.


I received three an Old Factory Candle Gift Set to try and ladies and gentleman these were AMAZING. These smelled like - WOW. I tried the holiday scents (I almost wanted to say FLAVORS because they smell so good I fought the urge to lick the candle).


The Winter Wonderland gift set included the scents Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, and First Snow. The Hot Cocoa actually made the apartment smell like chocolate cake. I kid you not. The Roasted Chestnut had a sweet, spicy vibe to it as well. The First Snow smelled clean and very nice.


Also, the best thing of all is that these burn for quite some time. My biggest disappointment is that they are fairly small, they are about 2 ounces. But actually considering that they can burn up to 20 hours, it definitely makes up for it.


Overall, if you are looking around for a gift to give someone, these would make an excellent purchase. For the gift set of three candles (you choose the scent) it's $25.00. That's fairly reasonable. The presentation of the candles is nice - they come in a little box with a bookmark type of thing inside that tells you the scents. It's a charming holiday gift.


Not to mention there are so many different scent types to choose from. See below for all of the scents you could find -


Fall Harvest
Fresh & Clean
Happy Holidays
High As a Kite
Man Cave
New Born Baby
Romance
Spa Day
Vacation
Winter Wonderland (the one I tried!)


So you get so many different scents for many different occasions. obviously, these are year round candles and they are so special.

To purchase your candles, visit this link to Amazon.com  


I am so excited to announce that I get to giveaway the same candle gift set to one of my lucky readers! This giveaway is comment entry only, so all you have to do is visit this Amazon link and tell me which candle gift set scent you would want to win. 

PLEASE NOTE: You are required to leave your email address with your comment although you will be disqualified. Giveaway Ends Friday, 12/12 at 11:59 PM PST.

Winner: Bridgette Wilbur! Chosen via random.org.


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates - Review - Buy One Get One Free Deal Inside!

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates, a chocolate company started 1972 by Mrs. Cavanaugh herself.  I love the history by how this company started. Make sure you visit their website and read more about their history.

I tried these chocolates over the Thanksgiving break. It was the perfect chocolates to share with my family and serve as a evening treat following all the goodies we already enjoyed that day. We sampled the four different chocolate bars and the box of chocolates that I received.

Let me say...Oh. My. Gosh. This was incredible chocolate. Now, I heard some other people who reviewed this chocolate say this was too sweet. For me, I don't think I've ever said anything was too sweet, so take that into consideration.

I tried the Caramel Candy Bar, White Chocolate Almond Coconut Candy Bar, Mindy Mint Candy Bar, and the Dark Chocolate Almond Candy Bar. Of the four, I personally enjoyed the Caramel Candy Bar. This had amazing gooey chewy-ness to it and I am personally a massive fan of caramel with chocolate anyways. But you know what, all four chocolate bars were good. They were all very soft and tasty. I even enjoyed the white chocolate, which is amazing because I usually don't care for the stuff. Overall, this would be an AMAZING treat as a stocking stuffer.

Also we received assorted box of milk chocolates to review. Also AMAZING. Every bit of chocolate was so good and you get a great variety to choose from. This was such good chocolate to share and it's SO rich. This is worth buying. This would make a great gift to give or just a special treat to bring to a dinner or something to enjoy with family.

I know your instinct MIGHT be to just venture off to See's Candies or Godiva or something BUT aside from getting amazing chocolate made by Mrs. Cavanaugh, you also can get ONE BOX FREE if you buy a box. So this beat's out any in store deal you may see, I think.

Use the code USFAMILY2014 when you purchase your box to get one free. This is definitely a must have!

Visit Mrs. Cavanaugh's website here to purchase one pound of chocolate and receive one pound of chocolate FREE with your order!

I received complimentary chocolate in exchange for my honest review.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Send Me Gluten Free November Box [Giveaway Ends 12/21]




I was so happy to receive the November Send Me Gluten Free Box. If you caught it a couple of months ago, I got to try out the October box and I absolutely loved it! 

Send Me Gluten Free is a monthly subscription box service that sends you a TON of gluten free snacks to try (sample size to full size).

This month I tried quite a few different snacks. Here's the full list -

Bell Plantation PB Thins
Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips
Boulder Canyon Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Nature’s Path Sunrise Granola
Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate
Snack Out Loud Crunchy Bean Snack
Wow Baking Co. Chocolate Chip Cookie
Amazing Foods for Life Muffin Mix (Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip)
Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tab
(2) Breeze Bars (original peanut crunch & chocolate cranberry)
Swerve Sweetener samples

I also received a ton of gluten free coupons, featuring a coupon for Pascha chocolate, Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips, Canyon Bakehouse bread, and more!

I really enjoyed this month's box. I couldn't believe how much gets packed into the box, either. The breeze bars and granola were perfect for breakfast to bring with me in the morning. One of my favorite things about these boxes is that it gives you snacks to take with you for lunch or in the morning and it makes packing lunch or breakfast so quick! The chips, the bean snack, and the PB crackers were so tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed these. I haven't had the chance to try the muffin mix yet, but I am planning too soon!

There were a few things I wasn't too interested in trying, such as the seaweed chips (although my older brother tried it and he actually liked them!), the sweetener samples and the drink tab.

Overall, I enjoyed this box a lot. Probably more so than the October box, to be honest. This box comes about $30 a month if you purchase a monthly subscription. Considering everything that you get with each box, I would actually say this isn't too bad of a price. Also, since I've gone gluten free I've had a hard time finding a lot of products to try, so to get familiar with different items that I could purchase either online or at the store is so important to me.

The best thing is I get to giveaway a January box to one lucky reader!  Giveaway Ends 12/21.

If you don't want to wait for the giveaway to end to see if you can try Send Me Gluten Free, make sure you visit their site and purchase a subscription. Also now through 12/31/14 you can save 10% with the holiday code HOLIDAY10. Purchase now by visiting this link.

Make sure you also follow them on Facebook (they have giveaways!), Twitter, and Instagram.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Perfect White Elephant Gift - Holiday Tumblers Review and Giveaway

One of the things on my must-have holiday list are holiday tumblers! I LOVE having them on hand and something about being able to take my coffee with me on the go is so appealing (my late night shopping trips TOTALLY got an upgrade).


Anyways, I had the chance to try out the Holiday Tumblers made by Reduce Base Brands,  a company started in 2006 that make attractive eco-friendly products designed to help consumers "turn over a green leaf." I don't know about you but one of my main goals this next year is to get much more eco-friendly and this is one step in the right direction.


The holiday tumblers come in a variety of colors - perfect for this season! They are 16 ounces, double walled insulation to keep your drink warm, and BPA free inside and out. Also, they fit into most car cup holders and their open close lid limits spills! (It really does, I am well known for sloshing my mug of coffee a lot).


I absolutely loved this. The most important thing about tumblers like these is actually keeping coffee warm! These do the trick. I was able to enjoy my coffee about forty-five minutes longer than I would using a regular cup. That was great! I don't drink my coffee fast either, so this was so important.


Also, best of all, the prices is RIGHT for these tumblers. Right now they are just $7.99. So if you are shopping around for an office party gift or want to beautify a gift basket you are putting together for a family member or neighbor, this is the perfect addition.


If you want to purchase your holiday tumbler, make sure you visit Reduce's website here.  They also have some amazing sales going on right now, so make sure you take advantage!


Visit this link to sign up for their newsletter to find out about giveaways, coupons, and MORE!


You can also find Shop Reduce on Facebook,  Twitter, and Pinterest.  

I am also excited to announce that one lucky winner will receive TWO holiday tumblers with the color of their choice! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on 12/14.


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Enter to Win a Freshwater Pearl Necklace from PearlParadise.com


Now through December 6th, you can enter to win a Freshwater Pearl Necklace from PearlParadise.com. Perfect gift for the holidays!

Also, if you don't win, no worries, you can still save tons of money on the site! Take 15% off any regular priced item with the code CYBER15. This expires 12/9/14 so get shopping!

Click here to shop!

Click here to enter!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Deal Alert! Free Shipping With Create UR Plate through 12/8

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I have an exciting deal to share with you! If you are shopping around for delightful holiday gifts, you will want to check out what Create UR Plate has to offer!

Because from 12/5-12/8, Create UR Plate is offering free shipping on everything! Don't wait, shop now! 


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Saturday, November 29, 2014

This Holiday Season Celebrate with #GivingTuesday

The one main reason you probably wouldn't see me in stores following Thanksgiving is that I find it the most ironic few days to start shopping. When I think of Thanksgiving, I see it as a day to spend time with loved ones and to give thanks to your blessings. I can't imagine running out at midnight - or worse that same day - to purchase a television.

I know many people feel differently (obviously, because we wouldn't have Black Friday otherwise!) and I also know many don't have the family to spend the day with and other people like the opportunity to get out of the house and spend time with family in a different way. Also, those deals are pretty amazing that you see out there and some people may be able to buy things they wouldn't any other time of the year.

But if you want to start a new tradition, join with me on this coming Tuesday. Let's make Giving Tuesday a new thing. We have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Why not Giving Tuesday? (I can't even acknowledge the idea of Brown Thursday. It isn't Brown Thursday. It's Thanksgiving. Yikes people).

Anyways, how can you take part in Giving Tuesday?

On December 2nd, take a portion of the money you may spend on loved ones, and give to those you don't expect anything in return. If you don't have the money to give, why not do something good for someone that isn't expecting it? Shoveling a neighbor's walkway and clearing any snow or leaves. Buy a meal for someone hungry you may see on the streets.

But if you do have the money, even if it's only $5 or $10, find a fundraiser through GiveForward.com. I even have a few to share with you -

- The Shah Family has accumulated over $21,000 in medical bills due to the costs of cancer treatment for their young son. Their insurance company refuses to pay for the additional costs. Give to the Shah family and ease their burden just a little this holiday season by clicking this link.

There are so many other ways to give through GiveForward. Follow this link to find others to give to and if you have a story to share with others and want to start your fundraiser.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Perfect Sauce for the Holidays - Cucina Antica Pumpkin Sauce [Review And Giveaway]

Recently I had the chance to try Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce made by Cucina Antica and I couldn't wait to share my experience with you guys.


But first a little about the company, Cucina Antica! They've been in business for over 15 years and their cooking and pasta sauces contain only the freshest ingredients. I love what they believe in too - "Cucina Antica believs that food brings family and friends together, to share good conversation and good times over a delicious meal." I think that's the best type of belief system to have! Chef Neil Fusco, owner of Cucina Antica Foods, grew up helping his mother prepare food using ingredients from the family farm. Born in Italy, he is famous for making "light,fresh, homemade pasta sauces."  

Now to the review! I had the chance to try the Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce, and I was honestly nervous - but nicely surprised - about my experience with the sauce. It is made with a combination of pumpkin as well as San Marzano tomatoes and added spices to make this a tasty, full sauce. My first round with trying was to make this as a pumkin soup! It's the best time of year for this type of treat to since the leaves are turning fall colors.


Making the soup is extremely easy, you simply mix in a bit of cream with the soup. It was made on a rainy fall day and tasted JUST like fall, actually. I was nervous I would be overwhelmed by the pumpkin, but it didn't overwhelm at all. It rounded out the flavor of the tomatoes and was a unique combination. I dashed a little hot sauce in my soup and I really enjoyed this for lunch. Search through the variety packs they offer here and mix and match sauces following this link - http://cucina-antica.com/collections/mix-and-match. Also, if you don't want to buy online, find the store nearest you. I highly recommend buying from Cucina Antica because they have excellent prices and quality ingredients - plus their products taste great!

I highly recommend purchasing the pumpkin sauce in preparation for Thanksgiving. This would go wonderful even as a dipping sauce for breads. My next round of trying this will be with squash ravioli - I can't wait!


Overall, this is an excellent, unique sauce to try. I also can't wait to try some of their other sauces and olive oils and will be sure to look for them in the store. The price is right too because a 3-pack goes for only $24.00 plus shipping. Great price!

Best of all, one of my lucky readers will get to try this amazing pumpkin sauce!

Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 12/12. If you can't wait and want some now, I highly recommend you following this link to purchase the sauce.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Honest Amish Beard Care [Review and Giveaway]

If you've started shopping for the guy in your life, you'll want to add this next item to your list. My older brother had the chance to try out the Honest Amish Beard Care product (and I had tried out their amazing handmade soap!).


But first, a little about the company. Honest Amish is located in a small town in Pennsylvania and everything is made by hand and from scratch. Also, they'[re products are 100% natural, organic, and have sustainable ingredients. If you are conscious about the environment, you will want to purchase from these folks because you can just tell they care about what goes into the items they sell. I love that!


My brother tried the Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil. The Honest Amish company carefully chose the items for this product and it's designed for beard and skin health and filled with ingredients meant to nourish your beard and relieve irritation of new growth.



After trying the beard oil, my brother thought it the product's packaging was well put thought out and appreciate the easy-to-use stopper that came with the oil. Also, after using it, he thought it gave his facial hair nice control and smoothness as well as a nice shine.



I was lucky enough to try their Lavender and Clove Soap Bar. This soap smelled AMAZING. Also, it had such a creamy texture too. One of my biggest complaints with soap sometimes - especially bar soap - is how it can dry out your skin. This didn't do that at all and it made for an amazing soap to wash with on my face too. I highly recommend this and it will last you a good while too.


Both the soap and the beard oil are very pretty priced. The Lavender and Clove Soap is priced at $6.50. The beard oil is priced at $16.50.


If you want to purchase the Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil, follow this link. If you want to purchase the Lavender and Clove Soap, follow this link. Explore some of their other bath and body items by clicking here and their other beard care items here. Make sure you like them on Facebook too.

Lucky for one for my readers, I also am giving away the same products I received above! Giveaway ends 12/8.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Conte's Gluten Free Pasta [Review and Giveaway] [Ends 11/30]


Since going gluten-free a year ago, I've had the irritating journey to figuring out the best tasting gluten-free brands and which ones were just tasteless. I had the chance to try out Conte's Pasta foods and this review will talk all about my experience with them!


Conte's Pasta started in the 1970's by Angela Conte who carried her love of Italian food with her to America. 1975, Conte's Pasta started with Angela making pasta for her neighbors. The restaurant three years later. Of course, it was successful right away! Soon customer's wanted to bring the good pasta feeling home and the company was born. Conte's Pasta has never been afraid of change as they bring in more products, such as pasta geared towards children, and soon (best of all for me!) geared towards people with food allergies.


I tried a variety of gluten free items made by Conte's Pasta, such as pizza, lasagna, stuffed shells, ravioli, and more! Both my mom and I are gluten-free too so it's hard to find a brand that we know we enjoy. I tried the stuffed shells and my mom tried the lasagna. For the lasagna, my mom thought it was great. There was plenty of sauce too which is a huge thing for us (we always have to buy extra sauce when we buy frozen lasagna!). I also thoroughly enjoyed the stuffed pasta shells. It tasted homemade!  

The ravioli was great too and made for such a good dinner. We love pasta at home so we were so happy to try it. Funny thing about ravioli too is that when you cook gluten free ravioli it almost ALWAYS falls apart when you strain it. This didn't! It didn't become a gooey mess once I drained the ravioli. Add sauce and you are good to go. This was amazing!



And I'm ALMOST ashamed to admit this, but my family and I also received pizza crusts and I had ideas about maybe making a pizza right? Well...we couldn't resist and we put the crusts in the oven and just added butter, salt, and paramsean. Oh MY this was good pizza crust. Yes, it was good plain. I plan on buying this again to make actual pizza.


The only downside is that my nearest grocery store didn't have too many Conte's Pasta selections. Right now they're only carrying the ravioli (which is fine with me! But I'd love to indulge on that amazing pizza (and pizza crust) on occasion).


Make sure you check out their amazing gluten free selection and even order online! Find out where you can buy Conte's Pasta nearest to you in your city as well!

I received complimentary items in exchange for my honest review.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Can YouHandle Bar - Dry Beard Oil Review

Attention to all the fellas (or ladies, pay attention if you are starting to buy for the men in your life this holiday season)! I had the most incredible opportunity to work with CanYouHandleBar.com and review some of their products.


But wait? Me? Well, since I'm a lady, I thought it would be unique to bring in my oldest brother and have him give the products a try. I couldn't wait to see what he thought and get his perspective on some of the great products that CanYouHandleBar offers.


First, a little bit about their background. Reading over the Can You Handle Bar Manifesto tells you so much about the man behind the mustache. Passionate about not only his facial hair, but what it means to be a man, gives me so much respect for this company. Freely admitting that the mustache doesn't make the man (and neither does this product), he defines a man as "a boy multiplied by life, minus excuses." Powerful stuff! He hopes that these products become mementos and highlight your path and journey.


Read the full manifesto by clicking this link. You will be glad you did!


My brother tried their products - the Beard Dry Oil: Wisdom. For what my two cents are worth, I did smell the product and it did smell very good. Most importantly, my brother was the one who tried the product! He said that after using the product, he found that since his hair is a little on the fine side, he thought this beard oil was a bit heavy. He did say however it worked great for him as an aftershave balm!


Best of all, the price is right if this is the right product for you guys out there (or ladies shopping for your guys!). It is priced at $20.00 for the container of dry beard oil.


Shop online at CanYouHandleBar.com. Visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Design your own adidas ZX FLUX Shoes

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adidas has launched an innovative new app for Android and iPhone smartphone devices, called the#miZXFLUX app. The app allows you to easily apply your personal photographic image to one of adidas Originals most covetable silhouettes, the ZX FLUX. With the app, you can take a photograph, edit and rotate the photo, and apply it to your very own custom ZX FLUX shoes. You can make a statement that’s all your own.

Here's some more info about the #miZXFLUX app:
  • Custom ZX Flux shoes created from the app are $110.
  • Delivery takes 3 - 4 weeks after submitting your order.
  • The app is only available for smartphone devices.
  • Certain photos (copyright, inappropriate/offensive material, very large/small file size) can't be used.
Get the #miZXFLUX app today and create your custom shoes. 
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates [Promo Code Inside!]

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

...In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch. 

"It was a difficult decision, especially for George," Mrs. Cavanaugh said. "He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy - and could compete with - those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates."

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh's candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence....


Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies. My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates! 


But lucky for my readers, I have an amazing deal for you! Purchase at http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/ and use PROMO code: USFAMILY14.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Enter to Win up to $1,000 from ModCloth! [Ends November 11]

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When you place an order on ModCloth between 11/6 and 11/11, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of fifty $50 gift certificates, one of two $500 gift certificates, or the grand prize, a $1,000 gift certificate + a VIP styling session! You can get all the info and entry options in the link below. Help spread the word (and the excitement)!

http://www.modcloth.com/help/holiday-sparkle-giveaway-rules

Giveaway Ends Tuesday, 11/11 at 10:00 a.m. PT

Here's a deal to keep in mind while you think of what you want to buy!

Shoes, Glorious Shoes Sale -- 25% Off (no code required!) - From now until Tuesday, 11/11/2014.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How far could you travel with $10,000? Enter the AARP Winter Escapes Sweepstakes Now!

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Sweepstakes is open to ages 45 and up. Ends 12/31/14 at 11:59 P.M. ET. No purchase necessary. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. To play and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, click here. Void where prohibited. 
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Olives to Go! - Healthy Snacking That Tastes Good! Review and Giveaway [Ends 11/21]

I try very hard to stay focused on my health and selecting the right foods for my diet (that aren't too expensive!). It can be especially hardest for me around lunch time these days and ESPECIALLY around the afternoon slump (between 2 and 4 pm!). I get a major craving for chips or chocolate or SOMETHING. So I couldn't wait to try out Pearls' Olives to Go! and add that to my snack routine.

The Musco Family Olive Company built the name brand we all know as Pearl Olives. It's a privately held family business and is the leading supplier of table olives in America. Isn't that incredible? Started by Nicolo Musco he worked in his family's merchant business to sell olives, cheese and other foods from village to village all from his donkey-driven cart. In 1922, he moved from Italy to New York and started his own Italian food distributorship. He then moved from New York to Northern California and started his dream to create olive oil and olives. In 1960, he passed the business onto his two sons Nicholas and Damian and the business grew quickly. In 1987, Nicholas' son Felix followed in his father's (and grandfather's) footsteps and continued the family business. I love when a company has family roots like this! It shows the care and love that goes into the product. Read more about their company history here.

I tried four different types of olives - Black Pitted, Pimento Stuffed, Sliced Black Olives, and Kalamata Olives. THESE WERE SO GOOD! Both my mom and my older brother enjoyed them! For me personally, I enjoyed the pimento and the kalamata olives the most. These tasted fresh and was the perfect amount for me! My mom also had the unique idea of tossing the sliced black olives into soup! I tried that with a black bean soup I brought with me to lunch and it was a great addition. I would say these snack packs are kid AND grown-up friendly.

So, for a 4-pack, expect to pay about $3.50 or so in your local grocery store. I think this is a fantastic deal for a lunch time snack! It's also a much better choice than having chips or crackers during lunch.

If you want to buy Olives to Go, check out where you can purchase Olives to Go near you!   Also make sure you follow Olives to Go on Facebook and Pinterest.

Best of all, I get to giveaway the four flavors of Olives to Go to one of my lucky readers!

Enter via Rafflecopter below. The giveaway ends on 11/21.
a Rafflecopter giveaway I received complimentary boxes of olives in exchange for my honest review.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Florida Coast Coffee Review and Giveaway [Ends 11/15]

I can't wait to share this coffee blend with you! I had the chance to try coffee made by Florida Coast Coffee and I was so impressed by how tasty it was!


But first, to share a little bit about the background of Florida Coast Coffee! Florida Coast Coffee was made by best friends who are from the tropical region and wanted to create a coffee that showed off the true flavors of the Florida coast. They created coffee blends with the Florida flair featuring blends such as "Tiki Bar Rum Cake" "Toasty Toasted Coconut" or "Coastline Regular Roast" (and so much more!). Basically they wanted to give coffee drinkers a true taste of sub-tropical climate so you have "paradise in every cup."





I had the chance to try Kick Back Key Lime and Coastline Regular!


I love how they describe the coffees on their site - here's what they say about Kick Back Key Lime:


"Arriving on the beach after a morning of snorkeling in the Keys, it’s time for a perfectly roasted coffee infused with a hint of the sweet and tart flavor of the Florida Key lime. These tiniest of limes need warm salt air and Caribbean sunshine to create the delicious gourmet taste that reminds you of the keys with every sip."


I really enjoyed the this blend of coffee - it wasn't overly sweet but there was a touch of enough sweet flavor to give the coffee a full tasty quality. The touch of sweet in the coffee definitely didn't overwhelm the blend. I'm usually not a huge fan of flavored coffee by any means but this was something I really enjoyed. This was actually an even BETTER wake up for me in the morning because the flavor was so unique, it took me by surprise!


The next coffee blend I tried was the Coastline Regular! Here's what they say about Coastline Regular:


"Turn your cup of coffee into a vacation. Our signature roast celebrates our unique tropically-roasted “bean-cracking” process that produces a full-bodied and rich coffee that’s made with a hint of laid-back life and paradise in every cup!"


I enjoyed this particular bend best of all because it had such a rich taste to it. I am usually so sensitive to whether or not a coffee is dark roast or not (I have always felt that dark roasts have a fuller taste). But for this I didn't even notice the difference between the usual darker roasts I go for and this regular blends.


Overall, I highly recommend purchasing Florida Coast Coffee for your next pot of coffee! This company has fantastic coffee blends and will be just the escape you need on a cold winter Monday morning.

Purchase Kick Back Key Lime or Coastline Regular or purchase a different blend you want to try. Follow Florida Coast coffee on Facebook, Twitter and GooglePlus.

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I received complimentary coffee in exchange for my honest review.
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