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Friday, May 12, 2017

Giveaway: Sweese Mortar and Pestle

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

When we cook, we love to use fresh herbs and aromatic spices. We have moved on from using prepacked dried herbs and factory ground spices. Why? Because there is a huge taste difference.


Grinding your own herbs and spices means that you, and not some far away factory, are bringing out all the fresh flavors and oils. This delicious freshness will add so much more flavor to your dishes as it has to ours. Here's just a few of the items that we grind by hand: rosemary, anise, cloves, celery seed, cinnamon, allspice, red pepper...there are so many that we grind ourselves freshly for each meal that we cook.

Over the years, we have tried out quite a few mortar and pestle sets, but none can compare to the latest set that I have received. It's a porcelain mortar and pestle set from Sweese. With the porcelain mortar and a wood pestle, we find that we can more easily do a finer grind. The pestle is made of high quality original wood, healthy to use.

We find that this set not big and heavy. It's the perfect smaller size so we can grind just the amount that we need more simply. It can be used for grinding and crushing herbs, grains, spices, nuts, roots, tea or pills. This is an easy way to make sauces and dressings for dinner, or rice and vegetable paste for your baby. Pour out your ingredients confidently with the convenient pour spout.

Because the mortar is made of pure porcelain, it is stain-free, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Since the pestle is made from wood, it does need to be hand washed. As with all my wooden kitchen tools and boards, I do, from time to time, use butcher block oil on them to keep them in top condition.


Using a mortar and pestle could not be easier. It's very simple and actually satisfying to use.

  1. Put your ingredients in the mortar and hold the mortar in place with one hand.
  2. Hold the pestle in your other hand with a firm but comfortable grip.
  3. Press the rounded end of the pestle down onto the ingredients and roll it against the mortar while applying firm pressure.
  4. Grind your herbs or spices until you have the grind that you desire.
Grinding your own herbs and spices brings a flavor and aroma to your meals that just can't be beat. A Sweese Mortar and Pestle set will help give your families better tasting meals.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GlassesShop.com - Exceptional Quality Prescription Glasses At Affordable Prices

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Are you looking for inexpensive prescription glasses that come with an affordable price tag? Then you need to get yours at GlassesShop.com.

My husband has a very tricky eyeglass prescription as he has an astigmatism in both eyes, and because of that, the optometrist charges quite a bit for them. Since he is a residential contractor, a hands-on man, he does tend to go through his eyeglasses much quicker than what we would like. Getting inexpensive prescription eyeglasses that are quality made, and, of course, stylish frames is a goal of ours.


Where do we go to get his prescription eyeglasses?  We go to GlassesShop.com. Here we are assured that his glasses will come to us with the lenses ground to perfection with stylish frames. (I swear he actually loves getting the latest styles every year.)


This year's frames that he chose is Douglas Aviator. What a bargain these frames were for only $29.95. These frames are made of a high quality acetate material. The fashionable tortoise color and vintage aviator design adds a dash of mystery to a buttoned-down, professional look. One thing he really likes about these frames are the spring hinges.

What's also included in the frames? Single vision lenses! That's right. That tricky prescription of my husband's is included in the price of the glasses frames.


How were the lenses? This year my husband updated his prescription, and GlassesShop.com did the mose exceptional job at getting his lenses correct! From the first moment he put them on, these glasses were perfection. He didn't even have any adjustment time. They fit him perfectly, and he is very very happy with the comfort of these frames.


Included in the price of the frames is a  $129.00 Value FREE package

  • Single Vision Lenses (which I already mentioned)
  • Anti-Scratch Coating
  • Protective Case - very nice!
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

My husband's prescription eyeglasses were of exceptional quality. Just think of the perfection in your own prescription lenses that you can get from GlassesShop.com - all with stylish top quality frames with optical technicians that will inspect your eyeglasses extensively before they are delivered. 


GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of  eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, and reading glasses. Since the website launch in 2004, they have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining their standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Whimsical Wine Glasses for Mom from DuVino - Mother's Day Gift Idea

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Looking for a distinctive whimsical gift for mom? I got a perfect gift for my mom that is practical and will make her laugh while thinking of me whenever she uses it - a fun wine glass from DuVino.


Isn't this cute? My mom will always remember that she is queen of her castle when she sips her evening wine. From DuVino, these quality wine glasses will surely give your mom a smile, too.


I am very happy with the quality of the DuVino wine glass that I received for my mom. It came well packed in an attractive white box that would be easy to wrap to ensure that it would not break during shipment. The stem is thin and elegant, but the glass of the cup is not thin. It holds a generous 12.75 ounces. It is dishwasher safe, but I, and my mom, prefer to hand wash our stemware.


So if you are looking for a whimsical Mother's Day gift, look no further than DuVino wine glasses. Buy DuVino Today at Amazon! Available with Prime Shipping.


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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cate & Chloe VIP Jewelry Gift Subscription - Mother's Day Gift Idea + Exclusive Promotional Code!

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Mother's Day will soon be here. Have you figured out what to give your mother or your wife? I have the perfect suggestion, a Cate and Chloe VIP Jewelry Subscription. The jewelry in the May Unconditional Love VIP box is incredible!

I love Cate and Chloe jewelry. Why? Because I've always been someone that when I go jewelry shopping, well, let's just say I never really know what to get. I find so many beautiful items, and just can't decide which to get. With a jewelry subscription to Cate and Chloe, they take the guess work out for you.

With each and every Cate and Chloe box, you will receive jewelry that fits you perfectly. How do they do this? Just take their Style Quiz, and Cate and Chloe will deliver the jewelry that will fit your style perfect each and every month. I took the quiz and here's the jewelry that was sent in my May Unconditional Love VIP Box:


Here's the Elise "Dignified" Rose Gold Bracelet. It's both dainty and edgy all at the same time. This lovely bracelet features stacks of rose gold bedecked with 2 rows of CZ - one clear and one black. How how this chic bracelet just sparkles on the wrist. While it does have a modern look, those CZ's keep it classy and timeless. I know I'll be wearing this for years to come.


Now I must admit that this dazzling set is perfect for me. It's like Cate and Chloe knew exactly what I wanted with the Ivy 18k Whit Gold plated Pendant Necklace and matching drop earrings. Both of these classy items add charm and sophistication wherever I go. I feel so dressed up with this delightful set. The pendant and earrings will make a mom a sensation for some special evening out - and that' including me!


In each and every subscription box comes a free gift. The VIP Perk of the Month is L'ange Hair Replenish Conditioning Spray. It's so wonderful detangling leave on spray has left my hair so manageable and soft. The fragrance is so lovely, too. This free bonus perk has a value of $17!


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Giveaway - Coffee Joulies: The Newest Coffee/Tea Accessory 5/12 US

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Are you ever frustrated that your hot coffee or tea is just too hot to drink at first and then has grown too cold a few minutes later? I've been having that happen to me almost every morning. While catching up with the news and my emails, I can't drink my morning tea right away and then it becomes too tepid to drink. After zapping it in the microwave, it just doesn't have that same good flavor that it had before. That problem has now been solved with these incredible little Coffee Joulies.

Coffee Joulies are the latest accessory for the coffee and tea drinker. These little special stainless steel beans are quite new invention that will cool your coffee and tea quickly to the perfect temperature to drink, and then keep it at that temperature much longer than you can imagine.


Each polished stainless steel shell is filled with an advanced phase change material that melts at 140°F. Put them in your coffee and they absorb heat when it is too hot, storing that energy inside. When your coffee reaches the perfect temperature this stored heat is released to keep it there longer.


Coffee Joulies are so simple to use. Just put a few in your cup, one bean for every four ounces of your hot beverage, and fill it up. Because they are made with stainless steel, they don't give your coffee or tea any flavor, just the perfect temperature to drink at your leisure that can last for up to 2 hours! I know my tea stays at the perfect temperature for over a half hour - that's how long it usually takes me to drink my morning tea. So happy with my Coffee Joulies!


Mother's Day Gift Idea

Do you know of a mother who loves to take her time enjoying her coffee or tea and finds that she has to top it off to warm it back up again? Coffee Joulies would make a great Mother's Day present to keep your mom's coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for up to two hours. 

Each Coffee Joulies set includes the following:
  • 5 Coffee Joulies (made right here in the USA)
  • Instruction card
  • Joulies logo carrying pouch (burlap)
  • Available worldwide
  • FREE SHIPPING in the USA!!

Coffee Joulies are the best way to enjoy your coffee or tea to the fullest at the perfect temperature - never scorching hot nor tepid cool. Coffee Joulies were invented by two Daves who were neighbors and classmates in Pennington, New Jersey. Working from opposite coasts for 8 months, they conceived, engineered, prototyped, and hand-produced the first run of Coffee Joulies.

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This giveaway is open to US resident 18+, and will end on May 12, 2017

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

D-Mannose - Fast Relief for Urinary Tract Infections

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Urinary tract infections - those are nasty. Not only is the pain horrible, but the antibiotic that are prescribed for this can also put your body through a loop. When I got my third urinary tract infection (UTI), I wanted to find a way to naturally treat it.

Many people get UTI's as it's the second most common type of infection that people can get. A UTI is caused by an overabundance of a heavy-duty bacteria in the urinary tract. The medication that is usually prescribed for it is a very heavy heavy duty antibiotic that not only kills off the bad bacteria, but also all the good bacteria in the body.

What did I get immediately after taking that heavy-duty antibiotic? Yeast infection and constipation. That just led me to buy even more medication and taking a load of probiotics to replenish the healthy bacteria that the antibiotic just killed off.

Pure unsweetened cranberry juice will help - only to the point where you can't drink it anymore. I did try this with my second UTI. I found that in order to get the benefits from cranberry juice, you have to drink a lot of it, and I did. The harshness of the unsweetened cranberry juice was just too much to swallow and then it gave me acid indigestion.

This led me to investigate what was in the cranberry juice that gave it the ability to cure a UTI. I found that it was a substance called D-Mannose in cranberries (and found in a variety of other fruit) that has the ability to cure a UTI and without all the side effects that you will get when taking an antibiotic. It's absolutely safe to use!


With my last UTI, I took Health Labs Nutro Extra Strength D-Mannose. It effectively cured my UTI in two days. Yes, only two days and the symptoms were gone.


The recommended dosage for Health Labs Nutro D-Mannose is two capsules a day, but when fighting a UTI, I recommend two capsules every three to four hours the first day, and then two capsules three times a day for the next week, then go down to the two capsules a day until the bottle is finished. This is the way I took it to fight my last UTI, and it has not recurred.


D-Mannose is completely safe to use and can be taken in doses like I did. D-Mannose is a type of a simple sugar that will attach to the bad bacteria in the bladder and urethra and flush it out with normal urination. D-Mannose only goes after the bad bacteria in your kidneys, bladder, and urethra. It does no harm to the healthy bacteria that you want to keep in your body.

UTI's are very common in women. If left untreated, it can become a more serious infection that can go all the way up into the kidney. How can you tell you have a UTI: painful urination, pelvic pain, an increased urge to urinate, and blood in the urine. Once you've had a UTI, you know the symptoms are soon as they start. This is when to start taking D-Mannose. That's why it is essential to have Health Labs Nutra Extra Strength D-Mannose always stocked with your other supplements and take it daily. Since I have been taking D-Mannose daily, I've had no recurrance of infection.


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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Giveaway: Urban Market Bags Quality Reusable Shopping Bags - #HoppyEaster Giveaway Hop

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

When I head out shopping, I bring my reusable shopping bags with me. I like reusable shopping bags so much more than what stores have to offer.


Here in California we either have to bring our own bags to go shopping with or purchase them at the store. The choice that the stores give us is either a heavy-duty plastic shopping bag or a paper bag. I am really not too happy with either prospect. Here are my reasons for not wanting to ever use plastic or paper bags again:

These new heavy plastic bags are meant to last for many shopping trips, but that also means that they will last for years in our landfills after they have worn out. These bags do not break down!

Plastic bags are extremely difficult to wash and dry (you do need to wash them to get rid of bacteria).

To me, paper bags are a waste of wood.

The making of paper bags produces a lot of greenhouse gases.

I don't care for carrying items in paper bags as there have been so many times that the paper bags have ripped on me and my items are strewn all over the ground.

Paper bags are not easy to reuse as they easily rip, but they can be recycled (but that uses a lot of chemicals) or made into mulch - I'll give them that much.

Rural Color Scheme
What bags are a great alternative to paper and plastic? Quality fabric bags from Urban Market Bags! These bags are made of a soft material that feels so nice and comfortable on your arm when carrying them. These Eco-friendly nylon market bags are easy to keep clean and free from bacteria. All you have to do is pop them in the washing machine and then just hang them on the line outside to dry or put them in your dryer.


Urban Market Bags sent me their 3-pack set in the Rural color scheme to review. These bags have long handles for slinging over the shoulder. The market bags are conveniently stored in one drawstring pack that fits in the cupholder of your car or handbag so you'll never forget them when you go shopping or to the grocery store. I am finding grocery stores that even have a place for shopping bags, like Urban Market Bags, in their shopping carts!


I always leave my Urban Market Bags in my purse wherever I go. The convenient drawstring pack with the three bags inside weighs next to nothing. I don't feel them in my purse at all.


Another reason why I like these bags so much is their size. The bags are 26’’ tall and 12.5’’ wide and can carry 20% more than your standard plastic bag. These bags easily hold three big boxes of cereal. Even with the generous size of these bags, they all easily fit within the convenient drawstring pack.


Being smart means using Urban Market Bags when you go shopping! I'm so happy to have ditched those plastic and paper bags.


Buy: Urban Market Bags are available in either a 3-pack set or a 6-pack set. Soon to be available - custom designed Urban Market Bags for your next event or for your business.

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Winner's choice of either Metro or Rural Color Set

This giveaway is open to US residents 18+, and will end on April 16, 2017

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