Experience a Java House Cold Brew Coffee Pod, and You’ll Be Hooked

Cold brew coffee is java brewed at a low temperature. And, why would you want to drink it? Brewing at a lower temp results in a smoother, richer taste that is less acidic. Amongst other things, the acid in coffee has a way of throwing a diet out of whack,…

Marshalls Finds: Dog Mug, Hand Towels & Creative Wall Art

During a recent trip to one of my favorite stores (Marshalls), I came across three finds: One I gifted One I came home with for myself And, one I had no use for, but would have loved to own. Lamb Art with Creative Frame The wooden frame of this wall…

10 Reasons to Try Ice Chips, the Xylitol Candy Featured on Shark Tank

Browsing Amazon.com for a deal on Sparx (the extremely tiny, fruit-flavored candies made from xylitol that can help curb a fruity candy craving while on a sugar free diet), I came across Ice Chips. I feel like a guardian diet angel rested on my shoulder and led me to what…

I Love…Special Collection Barbie Dolls

As a youngster, I went through a very brief, late Barbie phase, but nothing too involved. I was a tomboy and avid reader at heart, and Barbie really didn’t have a place in my childhood activities.  However, as an adult…I have found myself gravitating more and more towards toys and…

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs): All Things Ancient Egypt

The pyramids, hieroglyphics, mummies, thousands of ancient gods and goddesses, and of course, Cleopatra… ancient Egypt has a lot of cool things going on. I’ve always loved the history and allure of the ancient culture. The Great Pyramid of Giza is known as one of the seven wonders of the…

What’s Up with Sleep Number Beds with SleepIQ Technology?

Getting a good night’s sleep not only rejuvenates the body and mind, but also provides a wealth of health benefits that range from fighting chronic disease to staying alert during the day. As someone who enjoys writing late at night, I have poor sleep habits, so getting into an uncomfortable…

Valentine’s Day to Wedding Anniversary Gift: Silver Dipped Natural Eternity Roses are Magical

Roses are a beautiful and romantic of symbol of love…and I recently got a chance to review one that will last for generations to come. The first thing that caught my eye about the Eternity Rose I received was actually the packaging. I hadn’t even laid eyes on the rose…

A Rock Star Gift Idea for Music Lovers: Pluginz Jack Rack Key Holders

I’ve been paying more attention to guitar-related swag since my nephew and brother got new acoustic guitars.  So, when I saw the Jack Rack Key Holders by Pluginz, I just had to share the creativity. You know, music lovers and guitar players appreciate items that incorporate their interests, and I…

Shopping Tips, Fun Facts and Recommendations for Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is a specialty retail grocery store that I constantly find new and unique foods, mostly healthy. If you’re lucky to have a TJ’s in your neck of the woods, it’s a fun place to shop. I’ve been to the store in four different states: California, Michigan, Illinois, and…

I Want…a Weighted Blanket

I just read in the latest issue of People magazine that there is a weighted blanket designed to improve sleep, as well as combat stress and anxiety. It’s called a ‘Gravity Blanket,’ and it’s supposed to simulate the feeling of being hugged (or held). I can see how something like…