Just popping in real quick to remind you all that tomorrow is Daylight Savings Time so be sure you SPRING all your clocks AHEAD! We are adjusting our tonight...so mad about losing an hour of sleep though. Grrr.
Ok. I will admit it. I am a hand soap lover. Anytime the seasons change, I typically have hand soap to match the time of year. During the fall season, I have pumpkin and apple scented soap. Christmas usually brings peppermint and sugarplum scents. For me, hand soap needs to be gentle on my skin yet effective in removing germs and leaving a pleasant scent behind. Not to be disgusting here but as a busy mom with two still in diapers, I change so many dirty diapers...I NEED a good smelling hand soap. So, anytime I have the opportunity to try a new scented hand soap, I am so excited!
Today, I am very pleased to introduce you to a brand new soap from Dial and this soap is called Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap. It comes in three delectable scents and stylish bottles to complement any room in your house. I love soap that not only smells great, but also comes in containers that look great in my house. In case you aren't familiar, here is a small snipit about Dial...
Dial® has the perfect product for your skin. From bar soap, body wash, liquid hand sanitizer and our new lotions, our products will provide benefits such as moisture, exfoliation, protection, replenishment and more! Dial® products include body wash, bar soap, hand soap, liquid hand sanitizer and lotion.
Dial is so well known around here, you should probably already know all of that. :) Anyway, as a Purex Insider I was thrilled to find out I would have the opportunity to review some of these lovely new liquid hand soaps from Dial.
These soaps feature micro scrubber beads that help to gently remove dirt from your hands. The vibrant scents help to fragrance your hands beautifully, all while getting them as clean as you need them to be. I love the shapes of the bottles too...very classy and stylish.
What I loved most about this Deep Cleansing Hand Soap is that it really does do a great job deodorizing my smelly hands after diaper changes and doesn't dry out my skin alot. I do have very dry skin and this soap doesn't keep my skin from drying out completely but is definitely gentler than the soap I was using. I also like that it bubbles up nicely. The scents are amazing too! My favorite of the two scents that I received was the Water Blossoms. Water lilies are the inspiration behind the scent and it is clean, fresh and very pretty smelling. Also, make sure you check out Dial on Facebook and give them a like there! They will be so thrilled you stopped by. :)
I am really enjoying these soaps from Dial and would love to give you the opportunity to try them out for yourself! I guarantee you won't be disappointed. With Spring right around the corner, these are the perfect colors and scents to spruce up your home. Two of my readers will each win two coupons for free Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap! Here are your easy entry options...
Disclaimer: As a Purex Insider, I received no monetary compensation for this post. The Dial brand did provide me free samples for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Dial website and email. Prizes are in coupon form and will be mailed by myself. This blog is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen prizes and in this case, I am not responsible for replacing coupons under any circumstances. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
Do you or someone you love have a Gluten allergy? I do not deal with this in myself or my family but know of several people who do and sometimes I feel so badly for the things that they have to eat. The diet of a gluten free person can seem bland and boring, filled with chalky-tasting foods and textures that leave you wanting something different. This is why some companies have made it their mission to make delicious gluten-free snacks that even the person on the strictest diet can enjoy.
Today, I am going to introduce you to Cosmos Creations...a company that makes Gluten-free Premium Popped Corn in a multitude of yummy flavors. Cosmos Creations is also a company that I admire simply because they seek to honor God and the Bible in all that they do and because I love the Lord and am a Bible-believer, this is a huge deal to me. Supporting and promoting companies like this one is a blessing for me and a pleasure as well. So, Cosmos Creations was founded in Oregon in 2004. Here is more of their story...
Cosmos Creations began as “Cosmos Caramel Corn” in 2004 in the kitchen of a culinary artisan. After quickly becoming a local sensation, it expanded from the kitchen to a 5,000 square foot facility, producing over a dozen varieties of the unique caramel treat and gaining distribution across the state of Oregon. Attending many home shows and other consumer events, providing samples to attendees, Cosmos Carmel Corn developed a loyal following.
In July 2011, Cosmos was purchased by the Strasheim and Tiller families, under the name 4 Him Food Group. Since the purchase, the company has moved to a new production facility and the transition to Cosmos Creations began in September 2012 as the company sets up to expand on the national level.
Cosmos’s flavor sensation is hard to describe, so maybe think “old-fashioned tasty treat with a twist”. It’s actually a puffed, baked corn and while there are other baked corn snacks available, Cosmos is the only one that is gluten free, trans fat free, non-GMO and made with natural ingredients you can pronounce. Other products have husks, shells or kernels that lodge between your teeth and drive you crazy. Cosmos however, practically melts in your mouth.
I was very excited when I was offered the opportunity to try out these snacks from Cosmos Creations, but I wasn't sure what to expect as far as flavor was concerned . Boy, was I in for a treat!
So, for this review I was sent a variety of flavors of Cosmos Creations Popped Corn. I was sent Salted Caramel, Caramel, Sea Salt & Butter, Coconut Crunch and Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper.
The first thing I noticed is that this popped corn looks nothing like traditional popcorn. It looks like large pieces of puffed cereal and contains no hulls...which is great! Nothing to get stuck in my teeth.
The one flavor that interested me the most was the Salted Caramel. I am very weak when it comes to resisting anything caramel and this flavor was NO exception! These pieces of corn are SO delectable...I had to keep myself from eating the entire bag in one sitting. (Although, it would have been super easy to do!) Just because I loved it though, didn't mean my family would.
Now came the biggest test. I put several flavors into bowls and let my children each have a bowl. Cosmos Creations make for a VERY yummy snack after nap time or mid-morning. I find myself munching on these tasty little morsels throughout the day.
Well, it really was no surprise that my little people LOVED Cosmos Creations! My littlest son, Isaac, sat at the dining room table and didn't move until his entire bowl was gone. He was so stinkin' cute too. Check out that "I LOVE these things!!!" grin. All three of my children loved the different flavors but I think my favorite, hands down, was the Salted Caramel. I think I have a bag left that is going to get hid so it doesn't get eaten by anyone. :) I will also mention that my husband thought these snacks were amazingly good as well and that is always a good thing!
To find a store near you that carries Cosmos Creations, be sure to visit their Store Locator page. I am excited to know that these products are carried in many stores near me and will definitely be picking up some more bags in the near future. I would definitely recommend Cosmos Creations to anyone...whether you have a gluten allergy or not, these snacks are amazing and are a delicious, hunger-satisfying food for any time of the day! Be sure to visit Cosmos Creations on Facebook and also on Twitter...there is always something fun happening there! Check them out today.
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free Cosmos Creations products for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Cosmos Creations website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
I love the idea of shelf-sustainable milk. You don't have to refrigerate it and it is typically easy to take with you on the go. May I introduce you to DynaMoo Milk? This milk is packed with vitamins and minerals and is a great source of essential nutrients. Here's a bit more information about this product...
The Mobile Milk™ DYNAMOO® shelf stable milk is the same milk as you'd find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, but it is packaged perfectly for your on-the-go lifestyle! DYNAMOO® stays fresh without refrigeration naturally thanks to a combination of ultra-high temperature pasteurization and sterile packaging,
With all the natural goodness of 100% milk, DYNAMOO is the perfect fuel for quick recovery at halftime, lunchtime or after a workout. It energizes and rebuilds muscles with 8 grams of protein and rehydrates with natural fluids and electrolytes. DYNAMOO is available in an 8 oz carton, 3-pack, and 18ct case in 1% lowfat chocolate, vanilla, and white milk.
DYNAMOO® shelf stable milk is a product of Agropur Division Natrel USA.
Agropur Division Natrel USA is a complete fluid dairy processor and dairy contract packaging company. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities produce a wide range of products including Natrel®, DYNAMOO®, and Parmalat brands of shelf stable milk, as well as Schroeder brand dairy and beverage products. Agropur Division Natrel USA produces products that are served in homes and foodservice locations around the US and Puerto Rico.
Right now, you can only purchase DynaMoo in the Minneapolis Metro area at the following stores: Kowalski's, Festival Foods, CobornsDelivers.com, Dave's Sports Shops and a number of hockey arenas. In the Northeast Corridor, you can find DynaMoo at Stop & Shop, Giant and Demoulas.
So, if you live in these areas (Minneapolis Metro Area or Northeast Corridor) and would like to win some coupons for FREE DynaMoo Milk then please feel free to enter this giveaway! It is very area-specific and I truly hope to get some entries in this giveaway! :) Here are your entry options. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. All quotes and stock photos are from the DynaMoo website and email. Prize is in coupon form and will be mailed by myself. This blog is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen prizes and in this case, I am not responsible for replacing coupons under any circumstances. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
I love feeding the birds in the winter time. Last year I bought cheap birdseed and attracted loads of birds. This year I wanted to attract some different birds and prettier birds too so I invested in a bag of really good seed...peanuts, sunflower seeds, etc. The birds have been LOVING it too!
Recently though, I have noticed that the birdseed level has been going down quickly and I wasn't sure why. There were tracks in the snow showing an animal had been in the backyard but I didn't know what kind of animal.
Sooo, the other night we were eating dinner when my 5 year old exclaimed loudly "Look!! There's reindeer out there!!!!" I looked out the window and my backyard had 8 deer in it. AND, what do you know...there are two deer standing at my bird feeder, head-butting the feeder trying to get the seed out. Oh goodness. I was shocked to say the least.
At least they are cute, or I probably would have been pretty angry. HAAA!!! Have a nice week everyone. :)
As you are all probably very much aware, spring is fast approaching. I personally LOVE winter and enjoy seeing the crisp, cold snow falling but am actually getting excited about the warmer weather. I think what I am most looking forward to is being able to send the children out to play and not having to make them look like Eskimos in the process. :) Yes, with the warmer weather coming you are probably wondering what the newest beauty trends will be and I am thrilled to announce that Mary Kay has revealed their beauty trends for Spring of 2014!
Here to share these tips is Mary Kay's Glam Squad member Virginia Linzee and she will also tell us which Mary Kay products will re-create some gorgeous, soft looks this Spring.
Mary Kay Radiant Orchid:
For a monotone look, choose a Mary Kay gloss, pinkish in color like Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Passion or Pink Sateen. Stick with neutral eye shades if pairing with a bold lip, but if you have a more neutral lip and want to try some orchid shades on the eyes, Mary Kay At Play™ On The Horizon Baked Eye Trio is perfect. The palette is user friendly as it has the right combination of colors to deliver a definite orchid pay off without looking like a clown.
Mary Kay White Hot:
Due to the cool runway eyeliner trends this season, a little graphic liner could be a really nice contrast to this look putting the "hot" in white hot. Paired with a white shadow like Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in White Lily gives it a nice edge with Mary Kay® Liquid Eyeliner in Black. The graphic liner complements the sleek lines we see in this trend as well. Finish with a nude lip like Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Au Natural Gloss, or Mary Kay® True Dimensions™ Lipstick in Naturel Beaute.
Don't these looks sound amazing?!? I love the fresh and gorgeous colors that are being trended in these two different looks and was very excited to find out that I was going to get the Mary Kay products mentioned in the Radiant Orchid look!
First, I love the Eye Trio. There are three colors that you can use to accentuate, mix and match and blend to create lovely eye looks. The three colors featured in this trio are Mauve, light pink (looks gold in my picture...not sure why...ooops!) and brown. I LOVE the tones and also the fact that they are designed to look perfect together...or alone. The only thing I wish came with this trio is a brush to apply the color...I don't have any extras floating around so having one with the set would have been nice.
The Lip Gloss is a soft, yet pretty shade of pink. It is kind of like a pastel pink but not so bright that it looks tacky. Anytime I wear Mary Kay's NouriShine Lip Glosses they always stay on my lips for such a long time...I love the fact that it doesn't wear off quickly. When my son was in the hospital recently, my lips were severely dry and I had no chapstick in my purse. All I had was some Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss and it worked perfectly! It did what I needed it to do, and kept me looking nice despite the situation. The colors are always amazing too. Pink Sateen is definitely a new favorite of mine and will have a place in my purse for quick touch-ups and easy nourishment for my lips.
So, I don't know about you but I am loving these two products from Mary Kay that are part of the newest trends for this coming Spring. They are fresh, pretty and simple enough for any woman to brighten up her look after a dull and cold winter. Please do check out Mary Kay's other products that they offer and be sure to get your products now so you are ready for whatever the new Spring season brings!
Mary Kay has offered to giveaway these same products to one of you! Here are your entry options... a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free Mary Kay products for review purposes from Mary Kay. All quotes and stock photos are from the Mary Kay website and email. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
I am not a picky person when it comes to my cookware. I guess it is because I grew up with ordinary, Walmart-brand pans and that is what I was always used to. Now and again though, I like to spoil myself with something a bit more expensive and durable. For Christmas last year I asked for some new frying pans because the ones I had were from my wedding shower 7 years ago and have been showing their age. Well, I got a LOVELY, heavy duty, non-stick skillet from my husband and I use it for EVERYTHING. My main problem right now is that I only have one small frying pan for making small servings of eggs, grilled, cheese, pancakes, etc. and I like to fix myself something once in awhile without using my huge skillet. Well, my littlest frying pan is getting super old and I have been on the lookout for a replacement.
May I introduce you to Ozeri? This company is one I have worked with in the past and truly, I love their products. I currently have their bathroom scale and it works great for us! To give you a bit more insight into this company, here is more information about Ozeri...
Ozeri products are found in vacation residences that span the globe, from majestic European estates, luxurious desert spa resorts, and private tropical resorts. Ozeri products are of a pedigree for ultra-luxury markets we serve, where five-star residences are matched with the finest kitchen, bath, entertainment, and personal amenities. We incorporate award-winning designs, innovative materials, and durable construction for long product satisfaction.
Ozeri is also an emerging brand in the consumer marketplace. Ozeri products are made available to the consumer through an efficient business model. Unlike competitive brands, with Ozeri products the final price borne by the consumer is not burdened by advertising, marketing and other traditional costs that support brand equity. The Ozeri brand is instead built on the relationships formed by touch-points that countless guests have with our products at vacation residences around the world.
One thing that I personally love about Ozeri's products is their individuality...each product is different and has some characteristic to set it apart from others in it's class. I was so excited to learn that they carried a smaller frying pan and was excited to be able to review this pan!
So, for this review I was sent the Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan. One thing I fell in love with immediately was the size of this pan. It is 8" in diameter which is the PERFECT size to replace my poor little pan that has seen better days. So, what makes this pan so special??? Check it out...
Utilizing GREBLON a natural ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional non-stick cookware is achieved through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. With the Green Earth Pan's GREBLON ceramic from Germany, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating derived from nature, and is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. The Green Earth Pan is made of the highest quality anodized aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning. It boasts a magnetized bottom for induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany.
As you can see, this is a very nice pan that will trump traditional non-stick pans any day. The other thing that really sets this pan apart from others is that you can use it in the oven and it is safe for use in temperatures 180 - 356 degrees. The silicone handle will be hot upon taking the pan out of the oven so make sure you wear an oven mitt. Obviously. :) This pan is green in color and adds a nice "pop" of color to any kitchen collection.
So, today I went to make grilled cheese and soup for lunch and was able to try out my new pan! It is the perfect size for a grilled cheese sandwich. Before using my pan for the first time, I first seasoned it with a small bit of oil, using a paper towel to coat the inside of the pan and then drying it off. It is recommended that you repeat this step periodically. The other thing that is recommended is to put the pan on a burner that is suited for the size of the pan and make sure flames do not come up over the edges of the pan. I chose to use a small burner for this purpose.
I cooked my sandwich on low heat and it cooked beautifully! The color was wonderful and the sandwich cooked very evenly too. I am very excited to use this pan for making eggs as well...I love eggs for breakfast and they should cook very nicely in this pan.
Disclaimer: As a B2B Reviewer, I received no monetary compensation for this post.I did receive a free Ozeri product for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Ozeri website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
So, it is a new year and that means that most of you have made a resolution that this is the year you will lose weight and begin the journey to a NEW you! I typically do make that resolution but this year, due to my pregnancy, it would be futile to attempt to lose weight. Not to mention stupid. :) I am a HUGE advocate of trying to eat healthy and make wise food choices but let's be honest...it is hard sometimes. I don't know if you have noticed but I find it especially difficult to make good food choices if I am out to eat. Restaurants today are becoming more aware of those of us who are health "nuts" and are trying to accommodate our needs. But, I have found that if you want something healthier or lower in calorie, it doesn't taste as good. The good stuff always tastes soo much better!
This year our skilled chefs are cooking up something unbelievable. They’re cutting calories and upping big bold flavors with the astonishing lineup on the Under 550 Calories menu. Excited about a new cheesy artichoke spread? Can’t live without your favorite juicy steak? Awesome. Applebee’s Under 550 Calories menu lets you have delectable dishes and your low calorie count. Yes, you can have it all.
I guess I am one of those people who things most low-calorie restaurant food doesn't taste very good and for this reason, I was a bit skeptical to try out this menu. I was excited, but wary at the same time.
So, after a difficult week of sickness running rampant through our home and being worn out, hubby and I decided to take a night and go out for dinner at Applebee's. We don't get to go out very often and really welcomed this opportunity to get away for a few hours without the children. The Applebee's we chose to visit is in a different town from us and we were welcomed at the door by a friendly wait-staff and were seated immediately. No waiting!
Of course, we started off with some Honey BBQ Boneless Wings and French Onion Soup (these of course were NOT on the new menu) and to drink, I went with an ice water and Strawberry Lemonade. Sooo good! I think I ate most of the Boneless Wings too.......hmmmm....I'll blame it on the baby. HA! After we arrived at the restaurant, I realized that I had left my camera behind so there will be no personal photos...so sorry!! It was kind of dark in the restaurant too so I am not even sure how the pictures would have turned out. So, you will just have to trust me when I say everything looked amazing!!
Because I am a HUGE mushroom fan, I chose to try the Napa Chicken & Portabellos. To be honest, I cannot for the life of me find the menu choice my husband had but it had a 7 oz. steak, shrimp and vegetables. Our food came out quickly and it was hot too...something I don't always get when I eat out. Hot food is important to me and so that made me quite happy. The description of what I had was this: A grilled chicken breast topped with portobello mushrooms and onions smothered in a rich red wine sauce and our Parmesan cheese blend. Served over sautéed zucchini, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onions and crispy red potatoes. Oh goodness, when it came out it looked awesome! The chicken was cooked to perfection and was moist and tender. I didn't have to use my knife to cut it, that is how tender it was. The vegetables were perfectly cooked as well and the sauce just made the entire dish. The entire time I was eating I kept thinking to myself, "HOW could this only be 550 calories??????" It honestly tasted that good and I am not exaggerating. My husband enjoyed his steak as well and we appreciated the fact that the waitress asked him to cut into it upon receiving it to make sure it was cooked to his satisfaction. Of course, it was.
Our dinner experience at Applebee's last night was wonderful. The new menu is amazing and has so many choices on it...if you are looking for the perfect night out without blowing your diet, please PLEASE check out Applebee's and their new Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories Menu and prepare to be impressed. I sure was and am already craving the chicken dish I had again!!
To celebrate the new menu, Applebee’s is embracing the amazement by giving a few lucky fans the chance to star in an upcoming commercial. To participate, fans simply create a Vine video that shows their “unbelievably surprised” reaction and share it using #BeeFamous. The best Vine videos will be part of the new commercial. Check out more details HERE.
Applebee's has offered to giveaway a $50 Gift Card to one of you so you can try out this amazing menu yourself! Here are your entry options... a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free Applebee's Gift Card for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Applebee's websites and email. Prize is being provided by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
Oh boy. Is it really 2014 already??? I had so many plans to post, really I did. Plus I have product sitting here waiting for reviews to be written but I have had such a full plate. Seriously, life has been crazy. First and foremost, how was everyone's Holidays? Ours were crazy busy full of food, fun and loads of gifts. My children were on a sugar high for almost a week and are finally settling back down.
In other news, I am expecting again! I had a miscarriage in October, which completely devastated us but we are very excited to announce another little blessing will be joining our home in the beginning of August. This has been a rough ROUGH pregnancy full of horrible morning sickness so that was my main reason for not posting. Being sick and trying to keep a house going has been a full time job and I really do put my family before my blog. Life is busy sometimes and unfortunately, other things just have to wait.
We have also been battling the flu here, which landed my son in the ER Sunday night into Monday. This flu bug that is going around is horrible and anyone who gets it is sooo sick for so long. We are almost a week into it and my children are just now starting to feel and act better.
So, there are all my excuses. I hope I still have some readers out there...somewhere. I promise that things will be picking up very soon and now that I have hit the second trimester I should be feeling better. Thanks for hanging with me and I hope all of you have a great week!
Here in America, we are very spoiled. Much of what we have we don't even appreciate and it isn't until something we use everyday is gone that we realize just how we truly are blessed. Many years ago, I went on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic and it really opened my eyes to how desolate and desperate many people's lives are. Bathrooms that were simply holes in the ground surrounded by sheet metal for privacy, dirty and disheveled children running barefoot through dirt streets, small houses packed full of families who lived together because they could not afford their own housing and so much more. It was heartbreaking. Well, if you have a generous heart this Holiday season, why not give a gift that will mean more than anything a child has ever received?
Choosing a charity to which you can contribute can be difficult, especially with so much (sadly) fraudulent activity that takes place within charities. In thinking about a charity to donate to this season, World Vision has a few suggestions on how to pick the perfect one! Here are their tips...
1. Find a charity with a track record; review the organization’s IRS tax status, check how it spends money and makes important decisions. Good places to find this information are Charity Navigator and GuideStart.
2. Be thoughtful about an organization’s overhead and administrative costs; cost efficiency is an important factor when choosing a charity, but effectiveness is the key.
3. Ask questions before you give – visit a charity’s website, send an email, or call if you have concerns.
4. See what others are saying about the charity of your choice via social media and trusted online forums.
5. Watch for scams; be on your guard for emails that ask for credit card or other personal information. Check the Better Business Bureau Charity Reviews website ( www.bbb.org/charity-reviews) before giving.
I have to admit that I am always skeptical when it comes to giving money to charities and therefore, I rarely do unless I know them extremely well. World Vision is a reputable, non-profit organization with a wonderful track record of fighting poverty and aiding women, children and families all over the world. I love it when a company takes the well-being of those less fortunate into consideration and actually does something to help them. When it comes to shopping for holiday gifts, you can do something very unique through World Vision to help others. World Vision offers 36 hand crafted items that you can purchase for someone and at the same time, help someone in need! You can also give money for livestock, clean water, wells and other things.
For this review I was sent one of the hand crafted items available in the World Vision Gift Catalog and I chose to receive the Fair-Trade Coffee Set. This set comes in a beautiful, African sewn gift bag, hand sewn by local women. I love the colors of this bag! You also receive a gorgeous, hand carved olivewood scoop for the coffee.
The coffee itself is in bean form and smells WONDERFUL! My sniffer is totally sensitive right now and I was just loving the scent as I pulled the coffee from the gift bag. This delicious coffee features flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica and is blended by OneCup.org. Remember, when you purchase a gift from World Vision you are paying a higher price because that money is going to help someone in need. So when I say that this coffee set retails for $65, please don't be shocked. It is totally worth it. :)
This set is just one of 36 different gifts that you can purchase to help another child or family out this holiday season. I would strongly encourage you to check out World Vision's Gift Catalog to see what you can do to make this the best Christmas ever for someone across the world.
World Vision has offered to give away a Fair-Trade Coffee Set to one of you! Here are your entry options...
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free products in exchange for this post. All quotes and stock photos are from the World Vision website and email. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
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