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…

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Find: I Can’t Believe It’s a Sponge

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet provides shoppers with a ‘Good Stuff Cheap’ atmosphere to purchase plenty of your favorite products (and some you haven’t discovered yet) at discounted and closeout prices. I never know what I’ll find there, but usually, I leave the store with spices, coffees, and snacks I’m excited to…

You Should Really Make a Smoothie using Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt

It all started with a clearance cooler at the local grocery store, single serving sizes of Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt were marked down to 60 cents. As a huge fan of Greek yogurt, I could not resist and came home with the Peach and Mixed Berry varieties. Since…

Build a House Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap – Wizard of Oz Theme

Artist trading cards (ATCs) come in all shapes and sizes, and can incorporate a variety of materials (mixed media). I tend to stick with the hand-drawn or hand-painted swaps, but sometimes, I step outside of my comfort zone and play with different collage techniques. With this art challenge, you create…

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…

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…