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Exercise In The Summer Heat

Can you believe it’s MONDAY already and time once again to reflect on the past week?! In the recent weeks we have looked at milestones, how to stay motivated, the smart use of free foods, some tactics for dining out, surviving the holidays while dieting, the benefits of a 5% weight lossdiabetes, the importance of exercise, starting an exercise routine, and beginner exercisesMother’s Day and Memorial Day have also come and gone. Last week, I continued with my new exercise routine and am working on adding to the time and reps I do. Now that the heat of summer is really starting to kick in I wanted to take a look at what steps I needed to take to make sure that I stayed safe. This week I’d like to share what I learned with you.

How To Exercise In The Summer Heat

Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It’s one of my favorite times of year because there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy. Everything is more fun outside, whether you’re playing ball, swimming, walking, running, or cycling. When it comes to sweating it out in the summer heat, common missteps can lead to dangerous health risks. While you may not be running a marathon in the desert or playing beach volleyball for gold, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to exercising in the heat. Protect yourself by taking these steps:

      1. Don’t Protein-Load Before Your Workout. Some research has suggested that too much protein before a sweat session could elevate your basal temperature, making you feel even hotter. Save the protein bar for after your workout when it will help you rebuild muscle.
      2. The time of day is important. Generally, the early morning is the best time to workout. Unless, you are training for an event that takes place in the daytime heat, avoid exercising during the hottest part of the day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     

    1. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.  Lighter colors help reflect heat and cotton material helps the with the evaporation of sweat. If you can afford them, specially designed “hi-tech” clothing items are often made from material meant to keep you cool.

    2. Sunscreen is a must. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. With a history of skin cancer in my family, I wear one that is higher just to be safe. You’ll want a broad-spectrum sunscreen for both UVB and UVA protection Ingredients to look for are benzophenones (oxybenzone), cinnamates (octylmethyl cinnamate and cinoxate), sulisobenzone, salicylates, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone (Parsol 1789), and ecamsule (Mexoryl SX). No matter how long-lasting it’s supposed to be, reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours, and more often if you’re sweating or getting wet.

       

    3. Decrease the Intensity. When it’s hot outside, it’s harder to exercise at your normal level of intensity. Heat and humidity both raise your heart rate, and your body has a harder time dissipating extra heat. Because of this, you should plan on only working out at 60-70 percent of the intensity of your normal routine. You’ll get the same amount of exercise, and you’ll be safer.
      When the temperatures first start to climb, take your workouts down a notch: do fewer intervals, or save that long endurance ride for a cooler day.
    4. Acclimate Yourself. When traveling or switching from exercising indoors to outside, remember that it takes your body 10-14 days to adjust to a new temperature. Start slow and easy, and increase your workouts over the course of two weeks.
    5. Stay hydrated. Drink water all day, not just before or after your workout: Staying hydrated will help prevent some of the symptoms you may experience from exercising in heat such as dizziness, stomach cramps, and headaches. It can even result in kidney failure or in extreme cases, death. During your run, sip four to eight ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes.
      DO use the “lemonade test.” When you look in the toilet immediately after you urinate, you want to see liquid the color of pale lemonade; if it’s a vibrant yellow or looks like apple juice, you need more fluids.

    6. Replenish your electrolyte and salt intake while exercising.  When you sweat, your body loses not only water but electrolytes and salt, too. This delicate balance of water and electrolytes is crucial to keep your body functioning properly. If you drink too much water without replenishing your electrolytes, you can experience hyponatremia. You may experience confusion, nausea, muscle cramps, seizures or even death in extreme cases.
      The highest concentration of electrolytes lost from sweat is from sodium and chloride (i.e. table salt) followed by potassium. You can add a pinch of salt to a glass of water to replace sodium and chloride. Salty foods like broth or vegetable juice are also good for replenishing sodium levels. Fresh tomatoes and lettuce can help replenish chloride. Be sure to also eat foods that are high in potassium such as banana, dates, raisins, coconut, and avocado.
    7. Listen to your body. Stop immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, faint, nauseous, or display any of the other signs of heat stroke.  Any time you begin to feel dizzy or nauseous, immediately stop what you’re doing and drink something. These are early symptoms of dehydration, and ignoring your body’s need for liquids can lead to heat-related illness.
    8. Know the symptoms of heat stroke. Heat stroke is a serious threat that can be fatal. Symptoms include:

High body temperature (104° F/40° C or higher)
ABSENCE OF SWEATING with hot, flushed, or red/dry skin
Throbbing headache
Rapid pulse
Difficulty breathing
Strange behavior
Hallucinations
Confusion
Agitation
Disorientation
Dizziness and light-headedness
Muscle weakness or cramps
Nausea and vomiting
Seizures
Unconsciousness

  1. As the great outdoors beckons with its warmer weather and longer days, we all like make the most of the season by turning your tired indoor routine into fun outdoor workouts. Whether you’re at the lake, in the mountains, on the beach, or at the pool just make sure that you do it safely! 

    ? SELF LOVE ?
    Strive for progress, not perfection!

    Part of my workout inspiration is working off the summer treats like ice cream.

    How my freestyle weight loss week went:

    With fewer appointments this week, only three out of five days this week, I had more time to focus on my weight loss, exercise, and my blog this week. I’ve got a new favorite snack. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich – PB Fit spread on a banana sliced in half length-wise as the bread!

    Sunday was spent with my daughter cleaning my aunt’s place. She bought us both Chinese for our efforts. Good thing we were able to work off some of that chicken and broccoli made with General Tso’s sauce and white rice. Before we got busy I stepped on the scale and was pleased to see that I was back on track. I had lost two pounds! The biggest difference that I’ve noticed so far is more than the number on the scale. It’s how I feel and how my clothes don’t fit. Until next week… Remember to stay positive and keep looking forward.

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Two Of Our Favorite Things! Yummy Blueberry Shortcake Coffee & An Easy Shortcake Recipe

What Goes Best With Java Factory Blueberry Shortcake Coffee?

Why, EVERYTHING! Of Course!!!

Breakfast or dessert? We say it’s just as good for either. When the sweet flavors of fresh-picked blueberries mingled with vanilla cream and nutty roasted coffee hit your tongue, you won’t care what time of day it is. You’ll just want to pour another cup.

Since first trying Java Factory more than three years ago we have always loved their coffee. We have found that it is always smooth and the flavors well balanced. About six months ago we got a few of these Blueberry Shortcake single serve k-cup pods in a variety box. We were immediately hooked and eagerly anticipated it being available as a 40-count box soon. The wait is over, it’s here! With the flavor of freshly picked blueberries and a hint of vanilla cream, we found this coffee to be a unique treat for our taste buds. Trust me, the aroma is a treat for your senses, too. It not only tastes delicious and rich, but it makes our whole house smell like I’m making blueberry shortcake. This is just a great all-around coffee, strong and flavorful without bitterness. Just imagine, the joy of indulging in freshly roasted Arabica beans infused a hint of vanilla cream, blueberries, and a buttery-rich biscuit. And, you’ll understand why we say that this blueberry shortcake flavored coffee brings happiness with every sip!

What could be better? How about a delicious Shortcake to pair this coffee with? We agree and have found a delicious recipe for you to enjoy. Of course, while indulging in the delicious taste of buttery goodness you’re sure to want to make a second cup to enjoy. So grab a cup and brew up one of the blueberry shortcake k-cup pods to enjoy with this yummy shortcake recipe.

SHORTCAKE RECIPE

You will love this quick, easy, and totally delicious shortcake recipe!

TOTAL TIME: 45 MINS PREP TIME: 30 MINS COOK TIME: 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting the work surface and biscuit cutter)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp. half-and-half (or whole milk)
  • 1/2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 425°. In a food processor, pulse the flour, 3 Tbsp. sugar, the baking powder, and salt to combine. Scatter the butter pieces over and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about fifteen 1-second pulses. (When there was not a food processor available we have done this step with a Ninja Blender.) Transfer to a medium bowl.

Mix the beaten egg with the half-and-half (or whole milk) and almond extract in a measuring cup. Pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture. Combine with a rubber spatula until large clumps form. Turn the mixture onto a floured work surface and lightly knead until it comes together.

Use your fingertips to pat the dough into a 9 x 6-inch rectangle about ¾-inch thick, being careful not to overwork the dough. Flour a 2 ¾-inch biscuit cutter and cut out 6 dough rounds. Place the rounds 1 inch apart on a small baking sheet, brush the tops with the beaten egg white, and sprinkle with the remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar. (Dough rounds can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 hours before baking.)

Bake until the shortcakes are golden brown, 12-14 minutes. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the cakes until warm, about 10 minutes.

When the shortcakes have cooled slightly, split them in half. (Just look for the natural crack around the circumference of each cake, and go with that!) Then place each cake bottom on an individual serving plate, and spoon a portion of your prepared fruit (see below) and then a dollop of whipped cream over each cake bottom. Cap with the cake top and serve immediately.

The Fruit:

BLUEBERRIES

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup of the sugar

Combine 1 1/3 cups of the blueberries, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 6 minutes or until blueberries burst and mixture thickens slightly. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup blueberries. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

STRAWBERRIES

  • 8 cups (about 2-1/2 lbs) Strawberries
  • 6 Tbsp Sugar

Place 3 cups of the hulled strawberries in a large bowl and crush with a potato masher. Slice the remaining 5 cups berries and stir into the crushed berries along with the sugar. Set the fruit aside to macerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Tip: With the Memorial Day and the Fourth of July just around the corner putting both strawberries and blueberries on this shortcake would make a great RED, WHITE, AND BLUE dessert!

Don’t forget to get some of this great coffee to go with your shortcake!

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  • Powerful fool file grinder buffs at 3000 RPMs. Three grinding heads are Fine (for slight callus), Medium (for medium callus), Coarse (for coarse/hard callus). Easily remove dead skin gently and quickly. High-density quartz sand material is durable.
  • Mess-free automatic vacuuming, 95% adsorption rate, solves the trouble of powder shavings and dust.
  • 360 ℃ horizontal rotation, safe without hurting, gets skin evenly polished. Perfect pedicure at home. Safer and more effective than metal scrapers, which use blades to cut the skin.
  • Rechargeable and portable, long-lasting battery life, fast charging in 3 hours, 50 minutes usage.
  • The grinding head is replaceable and washable.
  • The package includes a device, brush, user manual, USB wire, and three grinding heads.

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  • Built-in vacuum absorb the skin shavings
  • Nano quartz sand head buffs at 3,000 RPMs
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No Need For a Java IV When You Got Da Bomb Double Caffeine Coffee

This Da Bomb Double Caffeine Coffee Delivers On Taste and Buzz!

For many, sipping on a cup of joe every morning isn’t just part of the daily routine it’s their motivation for getting out of bed. The new trend when it comes to brewed coffee is to make the smoothest, most caffeinated cup imaginable! Most double-strength coffees get their vigor from the types of beans used and the roasting method. Just remember: the FDA recommends no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day. That’s 2 cups of Da Bomb or 4-5 cups of a regular blend. If you’re one of those who are chugging multiple cups of java every day, wishing you had a continuous IV of the stuff, you may want to try a stronger brew like Java Factory’s Da Bomb double caffeinated coffee. 

Yes, this coffee comes with a warning label.
Exploding with flavor and with double the caffeine of a regular 8 oz. single-serve cup of coffee, this extra-bold brew will leave you buzzing. Liquid Caffeine is added to this well-balanced dark roast. It beats all the other supercharged single-serve coffees on the market in both taste AND value. It’s the bomb diggity.

Java Factory Da Bomb is a Double Caffeinated, Extra Bold, Dark Roast Coffee.

If you’re looking for really strong coffee, Da Bomb is the coffee for you! 

Yes, this Java Factory Da  Bomb coffee comes with a warning label. Exploding with flavor and with double the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee, this extra-bold brew will leave you buzzing. Unless you plan on pulling an all-nighter, this brew is best for your morning rush.

About the Product:
  • 100% Fresh Roasted Arabica coffee
  • Their new filter system delivers more taste per cup
  • Their roasting process ensures a smooth, full-bodied taste that’s never bitter or acidic.
  • Compatible with most single-serve brewers, including 2.0 brewers. 
  • Da Bomb is a dark roast coffee with 10 grams of coffee and double-caffeinated.
  • This extra-bold, dark roast coffee contains double the amount of caffeine found in a regular 8 oz single-serve cup of coffee.
 
We’re so stoked, we recently received another box of this double caffeinated coffee from Java Factory! This high octane coffee is unlike many of the supercharged coffees that use the highly caffeinated robusta coffee beans, which have a low acidity and high bitterness profile. This Java Factory double caffeinated coffee gets its higher levels of caffeine from Arabica coffee beans, which have a better taste, cleaner mouthfeel, and a less bitter profile. The combination of strength and smoothness that this coffee offers makes it perfect for making a great glass of iced coffee! Now that summer has arrived and it has gotten warmer, we are indulging in this iced deliciousness more often.
 
 
So if you’re like Marcus, an old-school gym rat who incorporated double espresso in his pre-workout cocktail for higher performance, or simply seeking a scalp-tingling morning brew to help you slay the dragons of the day we both recommend “Da Bomb.” BOOM! Warning, not even MacGyver can diffuse this explosive double caffeinated brew.

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Top Ten Home Improvements That Are Worth Doing NOW!

Home Improvements With The Highest Return

When it comes to home improvements, there are two important things to consider when deciding where to put your money. Whether the home improvement will increase the value and enjoyment of your home while you live in it and whether it will increase the value of your house to buyers when you sell it. While it is hard to ascertain a dollar amount for the value the first adds, the second is backed by market research and sales. The most economical home improvements are those that allow you to recoup a large portion of the cost thus increasing your home’s value in fair relation to the amount you spent.

So, where should you spend your home improvement dollars? Here are the home improvements that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. 

  • Upgrade the Garage Door

    Replace your garage door with an upgraded model. Consider upgrades that will improve its looks, operation, safety, and durability. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2021 Cost vs Value report, doing this will yield you 98.3 percent of your investment with even higher returns in some markets. Today’s best garage doors offer springs that are safer, R-values are as high as 18, and they need less maintenance. High-end hardware gives your garage door a more sophisticated look increasing the home’s overall curb appeal. 

    Garage doors play a critical role in protecting your home, especially if you live in a hurricane-prone or high wind region. Prior to 2006, there were no requirements for wind-rated doors for homes built outside of Florida. and even today, some areas have not yet adopted a modern building code. An IBHS survey found that 80%–90% of garage doors away from coastlines are not labeled properly for their wind resistance, or at all.

    The second most common entry point for home burglars is the garage door, so upgrading the door’s security with an ANSI Grade 1 deadbolt lock and an automatic opener that uses rolling code technology are great selling points. 

  • Install Manufactured Stone Veneer on the Exterior

    Curb appeal matters when you’re selling your home. The more appealing your home’s outside, the greater the chance it makes a good first impression with your buyers. Enhancing the exterior of your home with manufactured stone veneer offers a 92.1% return on your investment. Also known as faux stone, manufactured stone veneer is a manmade material designed to replicate the look of natural stone. It’s a great way to boost curb appeal and update an old or boring exterior. Even doing just a portion of your home (such as the area around your front door) is enough to see an increase in property value.

    Stone veneer offers all the beauty and color of real stone but at a fraction of the cost and environmental damage involved. This decorative yet durable exterior is pre-engineered for easy installation. Usually cut 1″ thick, it weighs just a few pounds per panel and doesn’t need an additional support structure to be affixed to a wall.

  • Do a Minor Kitchen Remodel

    The kitchen is a major selling point and often can make or break a sale. Since many people want an upgraded kitchen without having to pay for it after purchasing a home it is a big consideration when determining if a home is worth its asking price. A minor kitchen remodel is the third most cost-effective renovation. You will recoup about 72.2% percent of its cost, while a major upscale kitchen remodel will recoup only about 57.4 percent of its cost. If you plan on selling your home within the next five years, keep potential buyers in mind before you start on any major remodel; many people won’t pay for a fancy, deluxe kitchen.

    There are several valuable home improvements you can do that will bring you the biggest rewards for your expenditures, from putting in energy-efficient, stainless steel appliances and installing new countertops to painting and replacing cabinet fronts. Also, install a midpriced sink and faucet, new resilient flooring, and finish by painting the walls, trim, and ceiling.

  • Remodel The Bathroom

    The bathroom is another key selling point when buyers look at your home. A mid-range bathroom remodel will bring a return of 60.1 percent nationally. And just like the kitchen, doing more doesn’t equal getting more. An upscale bathroom remodel is only going to get you a 54.8 percent return. A new bathroom addition just 53 percent.

    Updating the space to be wheelchair-accessible with flat-panel electrical switches at sitting level, putting support bars, and installing a walk-in shower will turn your standard bathroom into a universally accessible bathroom. While this won’t bring you as much return (57.9% vs 60.1%) it may help you make that sale. Thanks to the aging of Baby Boomers, the 65-and-older population has grown by over a third (34.2% or 13,787,044) during the past decade. If you’re not sure want to DIY something like this do a search for bathroom remodel near me and you’ll can a reputable contractor that will know how to best make these changes.

    Even a modest renovation, can add new life to your bathroom and generate a higher return for a smaller investment.

  • Add a Wood Deck

    Another home improvement for the exterior of your home. They seem to give you the biggest bang for your buck. When adding a backyard deck or patio, wood is best. A composite deck or backyard patio won’t give you as much return as wood (65.8%).

    Remodeling recommends adding a “16×20-foot deck using pressure-treated joists supported by 4×4-inch posts anchored to concrete piers. Install pressure-treated deck boards in a simple linear pattern. Include built-in bench and planter of the same decking material. Include stairs, assuming three steps to grade. Provide a complete railing system using pressure-treated wood posts, railings, and balusters.” Depending on the size of your house and yard you may need to adjust the size to best suit your site.

  • Replace Siding and Windows

    You want your home’s exterior surfaces to look clean and inviting. Old, damaged, or deteriorating siding and windows don’t do that. On average you will recoup 67 to 69 percent of your investment.

    Replace your home’s old aluminum siding with new vinyl or fiber-cement siding. At 69.4% fiber cement siding, a resilient mix of wood pulp and portland cement, gives you good looks, durability, easy maintenance, and affordability with the highest return on your investment.

    New windows can dramatically lower your home’s energy bill. Low-energy vinyl window replacements provide a pretty similar return to vinyl siding, 68.6%. Regardless of whether you install vinyl, wood, or aluminum windows, you’ll want Low-E glass. It will help with heat loss, protect fabrics and carpet from fading, provide glare control, and of course reduce heating and cooling energy costs. These windows typically cost about 10% to 15% more than regular windows, but they reduce energy loss by as much as 30% to 50%. And, buyers know this!

  • Make Green Upgrades

    Spending a little bit of money to have a professional energy use assessment done will help you prioritize what needs to be done to make your home more energy-efficient. Updating your home to save energy doesn’t have to cost a lot of money and can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Add extra insulation to your attic, seal cracks, install CFL light bulbs in all light fixtures, The U.S. Department of Energy (USDE) estimates that the average house has enough leaks to equal a 3×3 foot hole in the wall.

    If you don’t have one, install a programmable thermostat. If your hot water heater is old, consider spending a bit extra to purchase a high-efficiency water heater. Homebuyers know these water heaters can really trim energy bills.

  • Paint

    Fresh paint, in neutral colors, can go a long way towards updating the look of your home. Plus, paint is relatively cheap. Using low-VOC paint will make your home more eco-friendly. Plus, you and your family will avoid breathing in dangerous chemicals, like benzene, that off-gas from regular fresh paint.

  • Maintenance

    Basic updates add the most value to your home. Keep up with the maintenance. It keeps your home from deteriorating over time. Buyers want a healthy, solid, safe home, and they look carefully for signs of routine maintenance.

    If you decide to hire a contractor, shop around before you choose someone to work with. Get at least three quotes, with specifics, from the contractors you interview. Thoroughly check references before you agree to a contract or work order.

Whether your thinking of adding a bathroom, updating your old kitchen, or want to build a new master suite, you’re not alone. With the huge increase in the cost of lumber, it’s evident that plenty of homeowners have been taking on home improvement projects this year. We’ve been looking at national data, specific upgrades may have more or less value depending on where you live. Do your research to find out what will give you the biggest return on your investment where you live.

The right home improvement projects can not only boost your enjoyment of your home but also its value. The more money you make on your home’s sale, the more you have toward your new home.

Looking to Get Your Home Short-Term Rental Ready while you’re waiting for that sale? Check out our post for some awesome tips to do it.

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What We Got In Our Home Chef Meal Delivery This Week + how to SAVE $35 on yours

Home Chef is bringing people together around the dinner table.

With simplicity as their mantra, Home Chef meal delivery is designed to help you save time while still being able to enjoy real home cooking and the joy that comes with it. From online to doorstep…to your kitchen table, they make planning and preparing a home-cooked meal simple, intuitive, and inspirational every step of the way. 

Each meal kit we received from Home Chef came with all the needed ingredients (except olive oil, salt, and pepper) and an easy-to-follow recipe so it was super easy to prepare a delicious meal. At the beginning of each recipe, it tells you what you will need to prepare it. For example: In the case of the pizza we needed olive oil, salt, cooking spray, a baking sheet, a medium non-stick pan, and a mixing bowl. The chili required olive oil, salt, pepper, a mixing bowl, and a large non-stick pan. But, when it was time to fix the easy prep & pan included penne bake nothing was needed to complete it.

Home Chef publishes the ingredients and full nutritional content of each meal online. So you know what you’re getting when you order. I love that Home Chef makes an effort to be eco-friendly. The box that everything arrived in is lined with recycled fiber insulation and when possible they used meal packaging that we can reuse.

   
   

With many meal delivery services to choose from, Home Chef stood out. With lots of options to customize your package, meals that are easy to prepare in under 30 minutes, and the perfect amount of ingredients they’re a great option for singles, small and large families, as well as cooks of all experience levels.

Want to join us in our culinary adventure and get $35 off your first order? You can when you use our referral link. It’ll take you to the Home Chef website where you’ll see a green “Get Started” button at the top of the page. Click it and answer a few questions to help them personalize your menu selections. Your $35 discount will be taken off at checkout.

Here’s a sample of some of the great meals you can prepare using their meal delivery service.

Home Chef Three Cheese Chicken Penne Bake

This oven-ready offering gives you great flavor at a fraction of the time and with barely any work.

After mixing the pasta, chicken, marinara sauce, seasoning blend, Parmesan, and a small amount of water in the provided tray and spreading it into an even layer I just had to top it with butter, then Asiago, mozzarella, and panko. Each of which was included and came individually packaged. I then covered the tray with foil and baked covered, 15 minutes. After that, I baked it uncovered until the cheese was bubbly. All that was left to do was eat!!! No clean-up — as this yummy dish was mixed and baked in the pan that arrived with my kit!

Home Chef Cheesy Mexican-Style Street Corn Pizza
with lime crema

Mexican street corn is a special treat south of the border. In this recipe, you take the sweet corn, cheese, and lime and placed it on the best vehicle for flavor, a pizza!

After prebaking our flatbreads and preparing our ingredients, to assemble and bake the pizzas we simply placed the flatbreads, flat-side down, on our prepared baking sheet and spread a thin layer of the sour cream-lime mixture on each. Next, we topped each evenly with our corn and chicken mixture.  After baking, we divided the cheese and remaining seasoning between the two pizzas. In the future, I will put the Oaxacan cheese on before baking. I don’t like cilantro as it tastes like dishsoap to me so I omitted it from my pizza. l appreciated that the ingredients weren’t mixed together so I could do this. We will be having this pizza again as it was very tasty and easy to make.

Home Chef BBQ-Cheddar Bacon and Beef Chili with Crema

BBQ, cheddar, bacon, and beef; and it gets made in less than 15 minutes. Need I say more?!

I made this selection as it was a unique type of chili that we had never had the pleasure of trying. Given that neither of us eats bell peppers we would not have ordered something like this out. I know two of the three meals I choose had an ingredient that I don’t like. This is surprising given the fact that I can count on one hand the foods that I don’t like or would never try. However, the way that your ingredients come there is a lot of flexibility in how you prepare each dish. For this chili, I simply omitted the peppers and added some mushrooms that we had in the fridge. After cooking the ground beef, mushrooms, and white portions of green onions in a large skillet until there was no more pink in the ground beef it was time to finish the chili. To do this was easy, as all I had to do was add the premeasured ingredients, a small amount of water, and salt to the beef mixture. While it was cooking I made the Crema using the sour cream they sent and half of the green portion of the onions. It wasn’t long before it was done and it was time to eat. Garnishing the chili with the cheese, crema, bacon bits, and remaining onion I served us up each a nice sized bowl to enjoy. This is a very subtly flavored chili, nothing like the bold in your face flavor that we are used to. The hint of BBQ sauce in each bite was perfect!

Overall, we were delighted with each meal and are looking forward to our next Home Chef delivery this Friday!

Choose Your Plan

  On the Home Chef Plan!
Every week they’ll recommend delicious meal kits that are a mix of fresh flavors and familiar favorites they think will please your palate.
  On the Fresh and Easy Plan!
Every week they’ll recommend yummy meals that require little to no prep, simple cooking, and easy clean-up for fantastic dishes!

View Your Upcoming Menus
View all available menus for that week and upcoming weeks. Just use the calendar button to navigate through your upcoming orders, and click “Edit Meals” to update your selections for that week.

Select Your Meals
See a meal you want to try? Simply click Add to Order.  Expecting company? The servings drop-down allows you to add servings. Many of the meals allow you to customize them. You can swap or upgrade ingredients to better suit your tastes. There are meals for the calorie-conscious, vegetarians, and those who are gluten, soy, dairy, or nut-free. 

Manage your Deliveries
You can easily edit your delivery day and servings, skip weeks, or even pause your subscription on their website.

Share Home Chef and earn credit!
Earn free food by inviting your friends to sign up. They get $35 off their first order and when they receive their first order, you’ll get a $35 Home Chef credit to use on your next order, too! Bonus: The amount of credit you can earn through invitations is unlimited! And, the promotional discount recipient can freely choose to skip or cancel future deliveries free of charge once they redeem their referral credit.

I wanted to share our experience with this service and was not compensated in any way for this post. If you sign up I will earn a credit that I can use on my next order just like any other customer who refers a new user.

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Bring The Bakery Home With Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s Cherry Cheesecake Flavored Coffee

Indulge and Enjoy This Richly Decadent Cherry Cheesecake Coffee

Have you been missing your favorite dessert from New York, Brooklyn’s famous Cherry Cheesecake? I know I have missed the dessert that is the perfect pairing of sweet and tart in my life! The hint of sweet cherries and tart cheesecake add the perfect touch of decadence to the quality coffee beans that Brooklyn Bean Roastery uses. 

Meet Brooklyn Beans:

Modern and gritty meets high-end gourmet coffee for a result that is distinctly New York and has built a loyal following nationwide. Brooklyn Bean is the flagship brand for Two Rivers Coffee.

The people of Brooklyn have a style that is unique and diverse and we have adopted that style in our approach to coffee making. We understand that people have different tastes and preferences, which is why we offer a variety of roasts and flavors to suit every palate. From crisp, flavorful, light blends to full flavor, extra bold roasts to decadent flavored coffees, and all with one-of-a-kind names and packaging that captures the Brooklyn flair.

Product Description:

Limited Edition Spring Seasonal Flavor
Cheesecake may have originated 4,000 years ago in Greece, but New Yorkers perfected it in the 1900s, baby. Rich, smooth, creamy cheesecake. Add juicy cherries and badda bing, now you got some cheesecake. Want the mind-melting experience without the 310 calories and 7 grams of fat? Yeah you do. Brew a cup of Brooklyn cheesecake cherry for some sweet satisfaction.

Breakout your favorite mug or a coffee cup, insert your coffee pod into your coffee maker and enjoy your freshly brewed Brooklyn Beans Cherry Cheesecake Flavored Coffee. Extra fresh and filter brewed, using only the highest quality 100 percent Arabica beans.

All of Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s delicious individual blends include:
  • Highest quality of coffee beans; 100% Arabica coffee beans available in 12 specialty blends.
  • Revolutionary “Roast2Cup” processing for extra freshness and premium flavor. You are guaranteed a fresh-brewed cup every time.
  • Crafted with pride in the USA.
  • Compatible with many popular single-serve coffee machines.
 

At Brooklyn Beans Roastery, they’re not happy unless your last cup of coffee is as good as the first one of the day.

Thoughts About This Coffee

In our house, coffee is on the menu every morning. I rarely drank coffee until I discovered Two Rivers Coffee. Now, I can’t start my day without it. We have tried many of their coffees, teas, and cocoas since discovering them. And are always pleased with the taste and the performance of their pods. Theirs is a coffee that we look forward to having each day.
Rich, smooth, creamy cheesecake, juicy cherries, and none of the calories!!! This blend delivered a lot of flavor without any bitterness. Join us. We’ll brew you up a cup of Brooklyn cheesecake cherry for some sweet satisfaction.
 

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Get Baby Milk The Perfect Temperature

Warming Baby Milk

As the mom of 4 and grandma to many more, I have spent a lot of late nights and early mornings, waiting for water to heat so I could warm up a bottle of milk. Not much is more stressful than a crying baby while you stare at the pot of water. That’s why a bottle warmer like this one from EVLAs is such a blessing for new parents and grandparents! 

This baby bottle warmer allows you to speed things up. Warm baby milk in just 3 – 7 minutes! And, it can do more than just warm baby bottles! One feature that I really love is that it gives you the ability to schedule in advance when you would like the heating process to start. Since we still use powdered soy milk for our youngest granddaughter this warmer is a convenient way to have warm water ready. When we need it we just remove a bottle from the unit add the powder and mix. This baby bottle warmer also has a defrosting mode that’ll slowly thaw your baby’s milk or food. This allows you to defrost/heat milk or formula without losing nutrition.

The Perfect Temperature For Baby Milk

While the ideal milk temperature is at or just below body temperature, 98.6° F (37° C). That’s more of a guideline. Some babies prefer a temperature that is a little colder while others prefer their milk warmer. Milk that is over 104° F (40° C) is considered hot and may scald your baby. When milk reaches 125° F (51.7° C), the properties of the breast milk begin to deteriorate. I always used the wrist method to test the temperature of every bottle I gave my children and grandchildren. To do it: Shake the bottle and then just drop a couple of drops from the bottle onto the inside of your wrist. If it feels cold, warm it up a little more; if it feels hot, let it cool.

EVLAs Baby Bottle Warmer is a device with multiple functions, it is economical, easy, and fast to use! To operate it you simply press the mode button until the desired function is lit up. You can adjust the delay start time by using +/- buttons. Turning on the unit’s light is as simple as pressing the lamp button. Each function has its own default temperature settings, but you can press the +/- buttons to adjust the temperature. If you’re in a hurry and turn the unit way up, don’t forget to take out the bottle before it gets too hot!

Warm Baby Milk and So Much More!

This device is also a sanitizer! To sanitize the water tank, add 2/3 of a cup (150ml) of water to the tank and select the sanitize function. And, in 10 minutes you’ve got a clean, sterile unit to place your baby’s bottles in! Plus, you can safely sanitize pacifiers, bottles, and baby spoons in it.

2021 Top Baby Bottles

At 8.58 x 7.4 x 7.2 inches this unit is small enough to sit on your counter, nightstand, or any shelf. Yet with its inside basket having dimensions of 6 X 3 ½ inches this warmer is designed to fit bottles of various sizes up to 8.45 ounces (250ml). EVLAs Double Bottle Warmer is compatible with all major baby bottle brands.

Best Baby Bottles for 2020

No more screaming babies! Get your bottles ready to be warmed before going to bed and they will be ready to feed to your baby when needed! It is a perfect gift for new parents. Oh, how I wish we had been given one when our children were babies.

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Win Your Choice of Personalized Storybook

Personalized Storybook Giveaway

Sponsored By: In The Book

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive Their Choice of Personalized Storybook: 

My Book About Space   OR   Alphabet World!

 
 

About In The Personalized Storybook:

In The Book has a smorgasbord of books that you can personalize with your child’s or loved one’s name. They have children’s books, books for grown-ups, special occasions, and so much more! 
 
Inside the books, on every page, your child will find their name written into the story and hidden within the images on the page. In The Book also lets you put a special dedication message to your recipient in the beginning of the book and a picture of your child in the back.
 
Open To WORLDWIDE entrants and must be 18+ to enter

Giveaway Dates ~ 5/18 9:00 AM EST through 6/15 11:59 PM EST


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Weight Loss For Women Over 40

Why is it so hard for women over 40 to lose weight?

Women typically have more body fat and less muscle than men. As we age, around age 40-50, we all lose lean muscle mass which in turn slows down our metabolism. Many of us also tend to decrease our activity thus burning fewer calories. This leads to weight gain. The gain is gradual, creeping up on us like a tiger in the night. Once we notice the extra pounds, the desire and need to lose weight begins. You start or increase your exercise. But, suddenly you realize that you no longer have the strength, flexibility, or endurance you once had. Nor does simply cutting out a snack or eliminating soda make the scale move anymore. Why is weight loss so elusive?

According to OB/GYN Stacy Weiss, M.D., at age 50, you need 200 fewer calories a day than you did when you were 20. This is assuming you are equally active at 50 as you were at 20. And after age 60, you need 400-500 calories less. Women often find that their spouses make the same changes as them and lose weight. You then wonder, aren’t we both going through these changes of muscle loss and a slowing metabolism as we age? Yes, you are. But as men age, they don’t have the same hormonal changes that women undergo. If you’re a guy, you can thank the testosterone you have — and the extra estrogen you don’t — for your weight loss edge. Women often gain weight in their abdomen during menopause due to a loss of hormones and a slower metabolism. Some women even have a name for their new potbelly — meno-pot.

In one study out of England, men and women were each put on commercial weight-loss programs such as Atkins, Slim-Fast, and Weight Watchers. Two months in, the men had lost twice as much weight as the women — and three times as much body fat. But by six months, the rate of weight loss had evened out between the genders. “Over the long-term, the playing field is more equal,” says dietician David Grotto, RDN, self-proclaimed “guyatician” and author of The Best Things You Can Eat. “It’s not a race to see who can lose weight the fastest. The important thing is that you’re both going in the same direction.” 

Always consult your physician before starting any weight loss or exercise program.

A study by the National Weight Control Registry found that the study participants who had lost at least 30 pounds and had maintained that loss for one year or longer, used diet and exercise to not only lose the weight but also to maintain the weight loss. The NWCR is currently tracking over 10,000 individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time.

According to Katherine Tallmadge, RD, the author of Diet Simple one big difference between the sexes lies in food preferences, “Men love their meat, and women are attached to carbohydrates.” A study that explores gender differences in reasons for losing weight, weight loss methods, and weight loss behaviors prior to and during a weight loss maintenance trial found that men and women also exhibit different attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight and weight management. While both men (74.0%) and women (68.2%) reported wanting to improve their health as a major motivator for losing weight. Women were more likely to list losing weight to enhance their feelings of personal esteem more frequently than men. Women are also much more likely than men to use an organized weight loss program to lose weight.

Top 23 Weight Loss Tips for Women

Add a healthy breakfast, work toward losing no more than one or two pounds per week, and incorporate long-term lifestyle changes if you want to increase the chance of successful long-term weight loss. Keeping weight off requires as much effort and commitment as it took to lose the weight. You can do it on your own. Or, if you are struggling to lose weight you can join a weight loss program or seek the guidance of someone like Andrew Hanoun, a Metabolism & Weight Expert. There are as many programs and diets out as there are reasons to lose weight. Finding one that works for you can take several attempts. Don’t give up. Your health and future are depending on it!

Check out more healthy weight-related posts here on our blog.

Teens Will Enjoy Flying This Beginner RC Helicopter From DEERC

This metal-bodied RC helicopter came with 2 different helicopter shells, one red and one blue. It is equipped with the latest Gyroscope technology, altitude hold, and automatic pair. Two modular batteries are included so that you can have double the flying time, about twenty minutes. It is equipped with a 2.4GHz remote control system that offers a stable signal and a non-jamming function. This prevents signal interference when flying multiple helicopters. A great feature to have with our twin grandchildren.

To get started flying this tiny guy, you simply turn on the helicopter and then turn on the remote. Next, you move the left joystick up and then down. When you hear one beep and the lights stop flashing you have pairing success and it’s time to FLY. If you have trouble pairing, confirm that the batteries in the remote are good. I say this from experience as I accidentally had an old battery in my supply of new batteries.

It is best suited as an indoor flying toy if you have a large room without any breakables. Since we did have this we went outside on a day without any wind to test it out. This is an ideal RC helicopter for beginners and young teens. They are sure to have a lot of fun with it.

Soap In Seconds! Quickly Clean Hands ~ No Rinsing & Alcohol Free!

Soap In Seconds!

Gives You Clean Hands
That’s Convenient, Fast, & Alcohol-Free!

Germs are all around us, lurking on our clothes, our food, the items we touch, and especially on our hands and bodies. Health experts agree that soap and water works, just as well if not better than hand sanitizers, to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Soap and water has been effective for hundreds of years because soap dissolves the membrane of a germ or virus — dissipating it and rendering it inactive. Hand sanitizers can be harsh leaving your hands dry and irritated after constant use. In some cases, such as situations where hands are dirty or sweaty, it has been found to be less effective than soap and water.

Soap in Seconds’ advanced foaming action leaves your hands feeling soft with a refreshing scent. You get up to 250 cleanings with each can. That’s a whole lot of clean hands! You can use it anywhere that washing hands with regular soap and water is difficult. And since it doesn’t have alcohol to dry your skin out, it is gentle on your hands.

Great ideas on where you can use Soap in Seconds!

 
  • at home
  • camping and hiking
  • at games or tailgating
 
  • at the park
  • after pumping gas
  • while boating or swimming
 
  • at work
  • when shopping
  • to clean high contact surfaces
 
  • at school
  • while traveling
  • and so much more

SOAP IN SECONDS! KEEPS HANDS CLEAN!

Soap is Seconds is simple soap and water…real fast. 
Simply apply a golf ball-sized amount of soap in the palm of your hand and massage it in until no foam is visible. No rinsing needed. Washing hands has never been easier!

Remember these key times to wash your hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • After using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Ingredients

Aqua, Hydrogenated Jojoba oil, citric acid, carnonyl diamine, potassium hydroxide, sodium benzoate, propanediol, cocos nucifera (coconut oil), fragrance, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, propane, and butane (as a propellant), aqua

You’ll need to get more than one can because after trying it you’ll want to keep a can in your car, garage, boat, backpack, shed, hurricane kit, bugout bag, emergency kit, golf bag, desk, RV, and anywhere else you go that access to water is limited.  Visit the Rock Doctor Website to learn more. Ready to get some of this great product for yourself? Visit Home Depot or Amazon to purchase Soap and in Seconds.

Feel Like a Star with Your Very Own Classic Hollywood Lighted Make Up Mirror

This classic Hollywood-style lighted mirror is perfect for creating flawless makeup.

This classic Hollywood-style lighted mirror is perfect for creating flawless makeup. Its adjustable lights allow you to try out and experiment with new looks. This vanity mirror comes with twenty built-in LED vanity lights that offer three light tones, bright white, warm white, and warm yellow. It also offers just the right illumination. With an easy press of a button, you can adjust the brightness up or down. You can apply your makeup under the right tone and brightness so that you will be a vision of loveliness where your day or evening will take you. The vanity mirror lights are powered by the standard AC adapter which is included.

   

Every effort was made to ensure the safe delivery of our mirror. It arrived in perfect condition thanks to being packed in a fitted styrofoam form and the extra care that was taken in securing it with column-shaped air pillows. Thank goodness they went the extra mile because Amazon placed this box, which was prominently marked FRAGILE, inside a much larger box without any warnings. Even after bouncing around inside this box all the way to our home it still arrived safely.

We found this mirror easy to start using and the base very sturdy right out the box. After setting it on a flat surface and plugging it in, all we have to do is press a few buttons to get the lighting set to the perfect brightness and warmth. This mirror is the perfect size for most dressing tables and vanities. But if your space is limited, thanks to the detachable base, this mirror is easy to install on the wall. 

The two magnification modes, 10X and 5X, are actually two small round mirrors. They each have suction cups on the back so you can position and reposition them anywhere you want on the mirror. We love that this Ella Bella Vanity Mirror has a USB charge port on the side which allows the charging of a smartphone or other USB device. We didn’t need to charge our phone so we plugged a Bluetooth speaker into it to listen to music while getting ready. 

Quality we can depend on, as all of their products come with a 2-year warranty. If you are unhappy for ANY reason, they will MAKE IT RIGHT or REFUND YOUR MONEY anytime, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

Make sure you’re the best diva you can be. Don’t forget to check your makeup as well as your outfit under the different lighting conditions that this mirror offers.

This Activity Tracker Smart Watch is a Great Gift to get the Techie on your list Moving!

Are you looking for a special gift for the active techie on your list?
Whether they be young, old, and somewhere in between this cool Urun activity tracker smart watch is sure to please them!

UMIDIGI Urun Activity Tracker
for iPhone, Samsung, and Android System

About The Product:

  • Fashionable Smart Watch for Women and Men UMIDIGI Urun is a round smartwatch, 44mm in diameter, constructed with a light-weight Aluminum frame. Displayed by a 1.1 inch round full-color screen. Two Buttons on the right side together with the touch screen provides a smooth operating experience.
  • Private Consultant for Your Health This smart watch offers health monitors for you, high precision heart rate monitor and blood oxygen measuring, sleep tracking, sedentary reminder, after measuring, it will create graphs to provide visible health data for you to know your physical condition easier.
  • Coach for Achieving Fitness Goals Unlike normal smartwatches, Urun has an individual built-in high precision GPS receiver, 17 Sport modes for your choice. It will also record heart rate monitoring data which is comparable to the heart rate belt. You could find more accurate and more detailed fitness data in the Paiactive App, like GPS tracking, calorie consumption, average pace, stride, etc.
  • Assistant for Your Daily Life After connected to your smartphone in Paiactive via Bluetooth, you can switch on notifications for most communicating apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Besides, you can also check the weather forecast, control a music player, and camera shutter in the watch.
  • Reliable and Stable Quality, Wide Compatibility Urun passed 5ATM waterproof test, which allows you to swim in the pool without worries. A high-intensity lithium battery allows you to use the watch longer, 40 days in standby time, or 7 to 10 days for daily use. And it is compatible with most smartphones like Apple Xiaomi Samsung Huawei etc.
 
 
My Thoughts:
​This affordable watch will keep you up to date with the latest in fitness and activity tracking. This watch works with iPhone (11/11 pro/11 max/11 pro max/XS/X/8/8 plus/7/7 plus/6/6s/6 plus/6s plus/5/se) ios phones; Samsung (Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7)(Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S5)(Note 8, 5, 4); HUAWEI (P30/P10/P9/MATE30/MATE30 Pro/MATE9/MATE 8/MATE 7); HTC; SONY; LG; OnePlus; Nexus; Google (pixel/pixel xl) BlackBerry, and other smartphones with iOS 8.0/Android 4.4 or above and Bluetooth 4.0 or above without losing any of the available features.
After syncing the device with your smartphone you can track your heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, and more. You can also get notifications for most communicating apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc right on the watch. As if that wasn’t enough to love this watch you can also set medication and sedentary reminders as well as check the weather forecast in Celcius, control a paired music player, and remotely click your phone’s camera shutter with the activity tracking app. This watch adds some interesting flexibility to your phone’s uses.
 

This techie gift is sure to get them plugged in and moving!

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Super easy to fly, this little drone is a newbie’s dream!

     

DEERC D10 Foldable Drone

The D10 is an extremely user-friendly drone.

We recently received this little foldable drone to test. Built to be easy to fly by even the newest of newbies, this Deerc D10 Foldable Drone is intended for anyone over the age of 14. Although, I believe that with its simple controls and features such as one key start/landing, altitude hold, headless mode, and speed adjustment, pre-teens could successfully fly this drone.

Having a drone that is so compact is convenient and the carry bag that DEERC has included is a huge bonus, As soon as we uploaded the app to our phone it was clear that they had taken previous user suggestions to heart. And, tried to provide users with a great experience. The first thing I checked out was the video tutorial and found it very informative. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can always have some fun using the included controller.

This drone comes with a camera integrated into the body. With just 720 pixels it doesn’t provide the sharp images that we get with our higher resolution drone cameras. However, at this price point, we believe that it meets the needs and expectations of most flyers.

The D20 is very lightweight and so is the controller. Without any substantial weight, this drone is not designed to be flown on windy days or taken up to higher altitudes where there can be strong winds. If you do it could easily be blown off course so keep a close eye on it. Coming in around 6 inches by 7 inches this little guy can easily fit into almost any pocket and go where ever the mood takes you. For such a small drone it sure is a scrappy little guy. With this drone, you can take the fun with you!

Specification

Video/Photo Resolution HD 1280*720P

Folding Size 180*142*65mm

Unfolding Size 340*340*65mm

Flight Time 12-15mins/per battery

Control Distance 100meter

Package Contents

1x D10 Drone

1x Transmitter

2x 3.7V Drone Battery

1x USB Charging Cable

4x Spare Propellers

4x Propeller Guards

1x Manual

1x Screwdriver

1x carrying bag

Description:

  • User-Friendly: D10 is extremely user-friendly that comes with one key start/landing, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Speed Adjustment functions, adapts to all experience levels even for kids and beginners; 3D Flips function makes flight attractive even for the drone newbies.
  • Farther and Clearer: This drone provides smooth FPV transmission within a range of up to 80m. You can capture and record 720P HD aerial footage, and share it instantly on Social Media through the DEERC app.
  • Considerate Design: D10 drone can be folded up into a compact and portable shape, fit easily into a backpack, perfect to take it traveling. Comes with 2 modular batteries that support up to 24 to 30 minutes of play. 4 Propeller Guards that fully protect the propellers and improves flight safety.
  • Advance Features: Waypoints flying is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on your smartphone, the drone will fly accordingly; Show your palm or V sign to the front camera, D10 will automatically take a photo or video.
    Intelligent Control: You can control the drone through the built-in G-sensor, adjusting the vertical and horizontal of on smartphone without a remote controller; Or control your drone with simple voice commands like“take off”, “landing”, “left”, “right”, “forward”, “backward”.

We really loved the ease of flying this drone. It performed the way we expected it to.

Crave Southern Pecan is… Nutty, Buttery goodness all brewed into a fantastic cup of joe.

Crave Southern Pecan is…
Nutty, Buttery goodness all brewed into a fantastic cup of joe.

Southern Pecan Coffee, with the buttery nutty taste of sweet pecan and a hint of maple, is a morning treat!

Thanks to a variety of boxes, over the last several years we’ve had to opportunity to enjoy the flavors that are offered by the Crave Coffee brand. Once we took our first sip of this flavorful coffee, we knew that their single-serve pods weren’t going to be around our house for very long! And so it was true with our newest box of Crave Coffee, their Southern Pecan. This 100% fresh roasted Arabica coffee offers the buttery nutty taste of sweet pecan with a hint of maple. It really is a morning treat!

We found each of the pods in our newest box from Crave to be made with quality coffee. Coffee that is as smooth and mellow as it is bold and flavorful. The flavor profiles of all their coffees match perfectly with Crave’s big flavors. And, as the morning sun shines through the darkness of dawn so does the flavor of warm pecan shine through in this coffee.

Of course, Southern Pecan is one of our favorite flavors offered by Crave because it’s like having a slice of warm Southern PIE in our cup!

Crave Coffee offers eight flavors in their single-serve pods and come in 40 and 100 count boxes. We love that their prices are affordable and that they offer great savings over many other brands. Plus, all their pods contain no sweeteners, making them a guilt-free, calorie-free flavored coffee option.

Want more things PECAN? Check out…

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Meemaw’s Famous Pecan Pie Recipe

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Enjoy guilt-free decadent flavored coffees – No sweeteners & No calories.

Crave Coffee has the flavors that you’ll keep on Cravin’!

Vermont Maple

Coffee that tastes like it is straight from the sugar house!

Southern Pecan

Nutty, Buttery goodness all brewed into a fantastic cup of joe.

Hazelnut

Classic, time-tested, and scrumptious.

French Vanilla

Coffee with the delightful taste of creamy vanilla swirled in.

 

Cinnamon

Spicy and Sweet, Cinnamon is a delicious compliment to a smooth cup of coffee.

Caramel

Adding the ooey gooey flavor of sweet caramel to hot cup of coffee is pure perfection.

Butter Toffee

A smooth, rich buttery flavored coffee, perfect for a morning or afternoon treat.

Blueberry Vanilla

Bursting with sweet ripe blueberries and silky vanilla, this is a flavor combination that will leave you craving more.

 

 

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Veteran Owned Fire Department Coffee

Inspired by the vital role that coffee plays in helping firefighters stay alert and energized through long shifts, this up and coming veteran-owned business is dedicated to providing great-tasting coffee to people everywhere. Fire Department Coffee was founded in 2016 by full-time firefighters/paramedics Jason Patton and Luke Schneider, who is also a U.S. Navy veteran. Fire Department Coffee is run by active and retired firefighters, including their operations officer and chief coffee roaster.

At Fire Department Coffee, every order is freshly roasted in Rockford, Illinois, by a dedicated team of firefighters, first responders, and coffee connoisseurs. Choose your favorite flavor, roast, or source of freshly roasted coffee…

To celebrate Fall and the holiday season there are two unique flavors available, Harvest Blend (their take on pumpkin spice!) and Christmas Blend, with its sweet spices and berry notes.

Have a favorite coffee source? With FDC’s single-sourced coffee you can tempt senses and satisfy your palate with the best Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, and Nicaragua have to offer.

    For ages, people have been adding spirits to their cup of Joe and this has not been overlooked by these coffee veterans. Their signature spirit-infusion process expertly combines the flavors of bourbon, whiskey, rum, or tequila with their best coffee beans for a unique cup of java. After infusing a premium spirit into the best coffee beans, the alcohol is cooked out, leaving the subtle and sweet flavor of real spirits. Now you can drink whenever you want because all of their spirit infused coffees are non-alcoholic.

Get the roast you love! FDC comes in espresso, extra caffeinated, decaf, light, medium, or dark roasts. In addition to one and six-pound bags that you can get in your choice of ground or whole bean, three of the Fire Department Coffee favorite roasts plus their signature bourbon spirit infused coffee are also available in Keurig-compatible single-serve cups.

Here are the three great Fire Department Coffee brand coffees that we got to enjoy:

 

HARVEST BLEND COFFEE

The leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, and fall festivities are right around the corner. What better way to kick start flannel weather season than by drinking our Harvest Blend? Coffee beans from Honduras and Nicaragua, this medium-dark roasted blend combines a Dark chocolate flavor with Baker’s Spice.

 
 

SKULL-CRUSHING ESPRESSO

The explosively bold taste of the Skull-Crushing Espresso will not only keep you alert, it’ll wake the dead. This Honduran coffee blend delivers a full-bodied and mind-blowing flavor. It’s dark and smooth, with hints of citrus & dark chocolate. Brew it in an espresso machine or a standard drip coffee maker. No matter your choice, you’ll get the same amazing flavor in every cup.

 
 

IRISH WHISKEY INFUSED COFFEE

When you drink this Egan’s® Irish whiskey-infused coffee you’ll experience coffee in ways that you never have before. Thanks to their signature spirit-infused process, you can enjoy the flavors of toffee, butterscotch, and vanilla with every sip. Whether you’re on the job or at home, a well-timed cup of coffee makes all the difference.

 

As soon as you open a bag of this fire department coffee the beautiful aroma of fresh coffee lets you know that your journey of a great coffee experience is about to begin.

I chose this one for myself! Made with top quality coffee beans, this medium roast coffee is masterfully infused with the flavor of rich dark chocolate and an aromatic blend of spices; cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, and star anise. This coffee is luxurious and rivals any pumpkin spice coffee! With dark chocolate and Baker’s Spice, this Harvest Blend is the Fall flavor combination we’ve been missing.

Mom is the Irish Whiskey fan in our family so this coffee was selected especially for her. I showed up with bag in hand and a big smile hidden under my facemask. After months of not being able to visit with my parents, it was nice to be able to stop by and have a cup of coffee with mom on the porch. My visits for the last six months have been focused on taking care of things that needed to be done around the house. However, once we sat down with our freshly brewed coffee and began to chat I quickly realized that we were sharing more than a cup of great coffee. They have been so isolated since this craziness began that one thing that we all needed was the company and companionship that came from sitting on the porch watching the birds visit the feeders. Of course, Dad was sitting on the swing fussing about the squirrels raiding them while Mom and I talked up a storm. What great memories, what great coffee!

For Marcus, the tough Marine Veteran in our house, I knew we needed to get serious when it came to selecting his brew. So Skull-Crushing Espresso it had to be! They were right when they said this Honduran blend would not only keep you alert, it would wake the dead. Thanks to great care in the selection and roasting of the coffee beans this brews up bold and full of flavor yet is not overly acidic. If you like your coffee to slap you awake with an explosion of flavor this brew is a must-have.

During their Veterans Day Sale, everyone can get 15% Off Storewide!!!! This not only includes their awesome coffee but also their gear, like this beautifully crafted ceramic coffee mug complete with the Fire Department Coffee Maltese Cross logo that we got to gift to one of our local volunteer firefighters. This handmade pottery mug, proudly made right here in the USA, holds a whopping 14 ounces of coffee. Plus, spend 25+ and get a free Pike Pole Keychain. Just use code PIKEPOLE when you checkout.

In addition to offering a growing selection of gear and incredible coffee — including their signature spirit-infused roasts — Fire Dept. Coffee also supports heroes in need through the Fire Department Coffee Foundation. Ten percent of net proceeds are donated to help provide resources and assistance to first responders who have been injured on the job, mentally or physically, or who are facing other serious health challenges.

Holiday Recipes: Homemade Eggnog Recipe

The combining of raw eggs and alcohol is a long-standing winter tradition. Nogs go back to merry old England. The idea of mixing eggs with alcohol and spices is a very old world thing and the original varieties were hot drinks involving beer and raw eggs. The chilled eggnog that we enjoy today didn’t become popular until the mid-19th century.

When it comes to eggnog you have several choices — most follow a basic formula: eggs are mixed with sugar, milk or cream, and liquor. You also have the choice between brandy, whiskey, or rum, no liquor at all. And there are even egg-free and dairy-free options. No matter which one you choose, take one sip of one of the homemade eggnogs below and you’ll never go back to the store-bought version! With these recipes, you’ll make the best eggnog at home for Christmas and holiday parties. They’re all rich, creamy, and oh so egg-y.

Homemade Eggnog

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Bourbon (3/4 pint)
  • 1/2 cup Cognac (1/4 pint)
  • 1/3 cup Dark Rum (1/6 pint)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  • Separate the eggs. Place the yolks in your mixing bowl. Check out this 3-Bowl Method for an easy way to do this step. Cover the whites and refrigerate or freeze until needed.
  • Add the sugar to the yolks and whisk by hand or with a mixer until the mixture is smooth, creamy, and lightened to a lemon-yellow color.
  • Add the salt, milk, cream, and liquor (if using, be sure to stir while adding). Whisk until combined.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. If you are adding the liquor, this mixture will last for several weeks in the fridge. If aging for longer than a few days, transfer the eggnog to a sealed glass container or a mason jar.
  • Just before serving, whisk the reserved egg whites in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer at high speed until they form stiff peaks. For best results, place your bowl and whisk/beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the beaten egg whites to the bowl with the eggnog and gently fold or stir the whites into the base. Some of the egg whites will also float to the top, like cappuccino foam.

Raw eggs: This recipe contains raw eggs. Use very fresh, organic eggs if at all possible. Be aware that consuming raw or undercooked eggs can increase your risk for certain food-borne illnesses, especially if you have a medical condition.

TIPS:
The more liquor you add, the longer the eggnog will keep — non-alcoholic eggnog will save you 100 calories per serving but it should be consumed within 1 day. Eggnog with liquor will keep for several days to several weeks, depending on the amount added. The mixture must be at least 20-percent alcohol and aged at least 3 weeks to benefit from the pathogen-killing properties of the booze. There are several tales online of delicious eggnogs that have been aged for a year!

Even richer eggnog: Feel free to play with the proportions of whole milk to cream, keeping the total dairy the same. Using more heavy cream will make your eggnog thicker and creamier. Boozy eggnog will also continue to thicken in the fridge as it ages.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Per Serving: 262 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 23.4g, 8% DV; fat 9g, 12% DV; cholesterol 142mg, 47% DV; sodium 121mg, 5% DV.

DIRECTIONS FOR EGGNOG WITHOUT RAW EGGS:

  • Use the same ingredients listed above.
  • Whisk eggs, sugar, and salt together in a large saucepan. Slowly whisk in milk until well combined. Using a candy thermometer, cook mixture over low heat while stirring constantly, until it becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and registers 165°F (this can take up to 15 minutes).
  • Stir in 2 tsp vanilla and nutmeg. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least three hours and up to 2 days.
  • Just before serving, whip cream with powdered sweetener and remaining vanilla into soft peaks and gently fold into the egg mixture. Add 1 oz liquor or liqueur to each glass and pour eggnog over. Stir gently and sprinkle with grated nutmeg

The use of a good thermometer is important. You need to know the exact temperature of your mixture while you are whisking it as raw eggs are cooked at 160°F (71°C), your mixture must reach at least that temperature. But don’t go over 170°F to 175°F or your eggs while start to curdle and your eggnog will be much too thick.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Per Serving: 262 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 23.4g, 8% DV; fat 9g, 12% DV; cholesterol 142mg, 47% DV; sodium 121mg, 5% DV.

Save on Calories and Carbs:

  • Swap out the dairy milk for unsweetened nut milk or hemp milk.
  • Swap out the sugar for a good low carb natural sweetener. Swerve is a good one that measures just like sugar, but you can use whatever your favorite sweetener is as this homemade eggnog doesn’t require a certain sweetener for consistency.
  • Switch out the whole milk and use coconut whipped cream in place of the whipping cream for a dairy-free version.

Nutrition Facts
Switching out the milk and sugar will save you almost 100 calories and over 20g of carbohydrates while only adding about 30mg of sodium and dropping the protein to 4.7g.

Rockefeller Eggnog

At Rockefeller University, the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology has been making a raw-eggs-and-alcohol eggnog for at least 60 years. It calls for leaving the egg, sugar, cream, spices, and alcohol mixture in the fridge for about six weeks. They usually make it about a week or so before Thanksgiving, sip it to cheer Thanksgiving, and then finish it at the Christmas party. The recipe they use comes from Dr. Rebecca Lancefield, a microbiologist who joined Rockefeller University in 1918 and was associated with that institute throughout her long and outstanding career. Here is the original Dr. Rebecca Lancefield’s recipe that they use. I was surprised to see there is no whole milk in it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 eggs
  • 1-quart heavy cream
  • 1-quart light cream
  • 1-quart bourbon
  • 1-pint rum
  • sugar to taste (1/2 to 3/4 Lb) (1 1/8 cups to 1 2/3 cups)
  • nutmeg to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Beat eggs, add bourbon and rum slowly with stirring to prevent precipitation of egg proteins.
  • Add the light cream with mixing using a large spoon.
  • Add the sugar to taste with mixing, then nutmeg last.
  • In a separate bowl beat heavy cream ’till peaks
  • Add to the egg/bourbon/rum – mix into rest.
  • Leave standing at least overnight with the lid slightly ajar in the refrigerator. Serve after 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.

Depending on your preference you may want to use 1-quart rum and 1-pint bourbon.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Per Serving: 700 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 24.5g, 9% DV; fat 44g, 56% DV; cholesterol 272mg, 91% DV; sodium 90mg, 4% DV. This recipe is not for the faint of heart. Give it a try if you dare! With 43mcg, it does give you 214% of your daily Vitamin D needs.

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As we go through the hustle and bustle of everyday life it’s good to take a moment to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. So when I feel like I’m in the middle of chaos and need a timeout, I like to give myself a break with a cup of this delicious Hazelnut coffee. The sweetness and flavor of Hazelnut add just a touch of decadence to the quality coffee beans that Brooklyn Bean Roastery uses. Hit the pause button on your busy life and join us. We’ve got a cup waiting for you!

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Hello Brooklyn Bean Hazelnut Coffee, My Old Friend!

Brooklyn Bean Roastery’s Hazelnut Flavored Coffee is perfect from the first sip to the last!

Hazelnut is right up there with vanilla when it comes to popular flavored coffees in our house. With its natural hazelnut flavor added to a smooth and mellow coffee, Brooklyn Beans Roastery Hazelnut Coffee balances an inviting aroma with a rich, nutty flavor for the perfect cup of coffee.

Made from 100% fresh roasted Arabica coffee, each cup is filled with quality coffee, that is smooth and mellow. While brewing, this coffee offers an inviting aroma with a rich, nutty flavor. Having consumed more than 300 cups of this coffee over the years, I always look forward to the enticing aroma of this coffee as my dear friend says “Good Morning” to my nose and taste buds.

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Incredible Homemade Southern Fried Hand Pies

 

Southern Fried Hand Pies are a special treat that many folks have fond memories of — from grandma making them in her home kitchen to sitting on the front step and taking that first bite, nothing ever tasted so good. Bring back those memories with these homemade Southern Fried Hand Pies.

In the South, fried fruit pies are synonymous with memories of childhood. And, as many names as we have to call the beloved woman that made them, there are as many ways to make fried pies. But, the traditional southern fried pie are made with dried fruit and a handmade biscuit-style dough. That’s how grandma did it!

Crab Lanterns

According to Wikipedia these fried pies were known as “Crab Lanterns”, a term that dates back to at least 1770. It is believed that the term may have originated from crab apple pies that had slits for ventilation, thus resembling a lantern. Roadside stands here in the South often refer to fried pies as “Crab Lanterns”.
 

Southern Fried Hand Pies

This crispy treat is a half-moon shaped pocket filled with a delicious fruit filling, that is fried to perfection.

Makes 10 hand pies

Ingredients

Oil for frying
Powdered sugar for dusting

Filling

  • 6-7 ounces dried fruit
  • 1 cup of sugar (I like to use 3/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional

Dough

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Instructions

  • Prepare the filling. Place sugar and dried fruit in a pot. Add water and stir. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until fruit is soft and tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add the remaining filling ingredients.
  • Mash with a potato masher or fork until the fruit is slightly lumpy. Place in the refrigerator and allow to cool completely.

 

  • Prepare the dough. Sift dry ingredients into a medium bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or two butter knives. The mixture should resemble coarse meal.
  • Add in milk and stir until dough sticks together. Add more flour or milk as needed to achieve the right consistency. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.

 

  • Assemble your hand pies. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Once your dough is chilled, divide it into ten portions.
  • On a floured surface, roll each portion into a five or six-inch circle about 1/8-1/4-inch thick.
  • Place two tablespoons of filling on one half of each circle of dough.
  • Brush a little water around the circumference of the dough, and fold it in half so the other side comes down over the filling, creating a half-moon shape. Crimp the edges with a floured fork. Place uncooked pies on the parchment-lined sheet pan. Refrigerate the assembled hand pies for 30 minutes.

 

  • Prepare for frying. Just before removing your assembled hand pies from the refrigerator, prepare your pan and oil. Place cooking oil in a high-sided iron skillet or fryer to a depth of at least 2″. Heat the oil on medium to 350° F. Line another half sheet pan with several layers of paper towels and set aside.

 

  • Fry your hand pies. Using a spatula to lift the pies and lower them carefully into the hot oil. Don’t overfill the pan.
  • Cook until browned on both sides, turning as needed. This should take just a minute or two on each side.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined pan.
  • Drizzle fried hand pies with glaze while warm or dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

Tips

  • To make a glaze for drizzling, simply whisk together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  • You can use canned biscuits. Just pop open a can and roll out each biscuit into a five or six-inch circle.
  • Depending on the fruit you are using you may find you need to add about 1/2 cup more water.
  • Apples will be a bit firmer than peaches and other soft flesh fruit.
  • If you want, once you roll out your circle you can lay a saucer upside down and cut around the edges to make a perfect circle.
  • You can prepare the apple filling a day or two ahead and refrigerate until you assemble the pies.
  • The filling needs to be cooled completely. If the mixture is warm when it’s put into the pastry, the pastry will tear during the frying process. I like to make my filling the night before so it is well chilled.
  • If assembling the pies the night before serving, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Proceed with frying instructions when ready to cook.

You can bake your hand pies. This is how…

  • Chill your plastic-wrapped dough ball for 1 hour instead of 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chilled dough and divide it into ten portions. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a five or six-inch circle about 1/8-1/4-inch thick. Place hand pie circles on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Chill the circles for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chilled circles from the refrigerator and spoon two tablespoons of filling onto one half of each circle of dough. Brush a little water around the circumference of the dough, and fold it in half so the other side comes down over the filling, creating a half-moon shape. Crimp the edges with a floured fork. Refrigerate the assembled hand pies for 30 minutes.
  • While hand pies are chilling preheat the oven to 375° F and prepare the egg wash by whisking together one egg yolk and two tablespoons of water in a small bowl.
  • Remove the chilled hand pies from the refrigerator, and lightly brush with the egg yolk wash. Using a paring knife, cut a few small slits on the top of each hand pie, then sprinkle generously with coarse sugar.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the hand pies are golden brown. This will take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how thick you rolled the dough.

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Reopening America and keeping it open requires all of us to perform certain tasks, in addition to practicing social distancing and wearing facial coverings, to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Among the tasks that we need to perform are cleaning and disinfecting our hands and public spaces — including our workplaces, schools, homes, and businesses.

As you know, hand hygiene is an important part of the U.S. response to the international emergence of COVID-19. The CDC says that unless hands are visibly soiled, an alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) is preferred over soap and water in most clinical situations due to evidence of better compliance compared to soap and water. In my experience, I have found that this is also true for many of us, especially young children. Getting them to not only wash their hands often with soap and water but to do it for at least 20 seconds each time can be a very hard task to accomplish. That’s why we like to use a good quality ABHR with all of our grandchildren.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. When using an ABHR the CDC recommends that the alcohol-based hand sanitizer you use has at least 60% ethyl alcohol (sometimes listed as “alcohol” on the label). Germ Shark exceeds this recommendation with their 75% ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer gels and 80% ethyl alcohol-based wipes for hand cleaning. We trust Germ Shark and you can, too. Unlike many other sellers, this company has a verifiable USA registered national drug code and manufactures its product in a facility certified by the FDA, which also makes hand sanitizer for many of the largest retail brands in the world.

I know there are a lot of people offering DIY posts for making your own products. I’ve looked a several and found that they often contain misinformation making the product you create useless or even dangerous. The FDA recommends that consumers do not make their own hand sanitizer. If made incorrectly, hand sanitizer can be ineffective, and there have been reports of skin burns from homemade hand sanitizer.

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Here are some of the awesome products we’ve been using to clean our hands and high contact surfaces:

Germ Shark Hand Sanitizer Travel Size

This gel-based 75% Ethanol (Ethyl) Alcohol hand sanitizer comes in a set of three 60ml bottles. In addition to throwing one in my reusable shopping bag when heading to the store, we keep one of these mini bottles in my purse and in each of the granddaughters’ diaper bags. In the last six months, we’ve used a lot of hand sanitizer. I must say this one feels like the best quality sanitizer we’ve used so far — it doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky and the smell is minimal compared to all the others we’ve tried.

Germ Shark Hand Sanitizer Pump Bottle

This 75% Ethanol (Ethyl) Alcohol product comes in a set of two 500ml Bottles so we keep one of these easy to use pump bottles next to the front door and a second one in the shed. Having them in each of these locations make it convenient to clean our hands as they are often the first places we go when returning home or handling packages that are delivered.

Germ Shark Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Refill

In addition to cleaning our counters and other high contact surfaces, we can refill our mini and pump bottles from the gallon jug of Germ Shark PX4 80% Ethanol Alcohol Based Liquid Disinfectant that we have. This product goes through a patent-pending DOUBLE FILTRATION process to make it extra potent, fragrance-free, and safe to use on all skin types.

All three of these products are pharmaceutical grade hand sanitizers that are trusted by medical professionals & retailers throughout the United States. I really like that they have no harmful chemicals and are fast drying with no residue. And, your hands will NOT smell like corn or alcohol!

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A fourth product that we have been using to keep everything clean and germ-free are these jumbo size 80% Ethyl Alcohol hand sanitizing wipes. These 10″ x 12″ towelettes are proudly MADE IN THE USA! The alcohol used in these jumbo-sized wipes goes through a two-step denaturing process that removes some of the alcohol smell. And, since they are made from polyester they will not fall apart like some of the cheap paper sanitizing wipes.

In the last six months, we’ve used a lot of hand sanitizer. I must say this one from Germ Shark feels like the best quality sanitizer we’ve used so far — it doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky and the smell is minimal compared to all the others we’ve tried.

   

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This RC Car is a Great Gift that Adults and Teens are sure to LOVE!!

Gifts for Adults and Kids

Why should kids have all the fun?
We’ve got a great gift that even the grumpiest of adults and teens are sure to LOVE!

This cool Christmas, birthday, and holiday gift is ready for hours of fun for teens and adults. We live in a world where tablets, smartphones, and all kinds of electronics fill most of our time, RC cars have the potential to get you out the virtual world into (life) the real world where you can enjoy some fast and furious action by controlling your own RC Car.

   

Holyton 4WD Off-Road Remote Control Car

This monster has the speed & power to push through even the toughest terrain!!!!

This is a gift idea is designed for everyone above the age of twelve! We found that this Holyton Off-Road 4WD RC Car to be VERY well built with quality materials and construction. The body is very rugged and made of a sturdy, light-weight resin material. The controller is simple to operate and the steering has a bit of play at the start but is otherwise responsive. Built for running in mud, sand, water, and other rugged terrains this car had no problem with the leaves, grass, and rain-soaked dirt drive we tested it on.

Having a second battery included is an awesome bonus. That really took the deal over the top for me. If you are looking to have some fun on a budget, this might be the perfect RC car for you. As the car batteries are rechargeable, it also won’t cost you a fortune in batteries, win-win!

  • 1:12 REALISTIC SCALE HIGH-SPEED RC CAR: This RC car equipped with all-terrain tires and an upgraded powerful motor, achieve up to 45 Km/h high speed. This gives you greater competitiveness in drag racing. With full speed control (10 Speed ratios), this car delivers a real-world driving experience for maximum fun and high-speed thrills.
  • 4WD METAL OIL-FILLED SHOCK ABSORBERS: This 4 wheel driving car is equipped with independent suspension and metal oil-filled shock absorbers, which can effectively protect the car from crashes and dropping, giving it increased durability. They offer good all-around driving capability and provide the freedom to drive where you want when you want. Drive through water, mud, sand, grass, and many other conditions that wouldn’t have been possible before.
  • 2.4GHZ ANTI INTERFERENCE CONTROL SYSTEM: The 2.4G frequency provides a quick-responsive control with a max operating range up to 100M (330ft), which is much far than other RC cars. Thanks to its anti-interference control system you can you to race alongside other vehicles without any interference. This hobby grade truck is designed for beginner and intermediate level users who want to move towards high-end hobby grade or just step out of the general RC car.
  • HIGH TOUGHNESS SHELL AND REINFORCED BODY FRAME: The whole shell of this remote-control truck is made of high toughness PVC material, give the truck a better collision resistance to prolong its life cycle. Using a reinforced body frame provides the car with a better grip while racing.
  • EXTENDED DRIVING TIME AND WORRILESS PLAY: Comes with 2 powerful 1700mAh rechargeable batteries, that extend the driving time up to 40 minutes. The protective functions like waterproof, low voltage detection, thermal shutdown protection, makes this car perfect for any age!

We’ve all opened up our fair share of socks and underwear. I don’t know about you, but even though I am a fully grown adult I still like to get gifts that are FUN! Sure, clothing and jewelry are nice to receive and I can always use a gift card. But, what I really want is something that makes me say WOW! And, this RC Car made for teens and adults does just that!

This little drone is a handful!

   

DEERC D20 Foldable Mini Drone

This little drone is a handful!

We also recently received this little mini drone to test. It is built to be fast and agile, this Deerc D20 Foldable Mini Drone is intended for anyone over the age of 14. The D20 is very lightweight and so is the controller. Without any substantial weight, this drone is not designed to be flown on windy days or taken up to higher altitudes where there can be strong winds. If you do it could easily be blown off course so keep a close eye on it. We had quite a bit of trouble flying this drone in our tree-filled yard. It definitely needs lots of open space.

While having a drone that is so compact is a bonus, the app needs some major improvements. You can always have some fun using the included controller so there is no need to leave the entertainment at home. Coming in around 7 inches by 5 inches this little guy can easily fit into almost any pocket and go where ever the mood takes you. For such a small drone it sure is a scrappy little guy. With this drone, you can take some fun with you!

Specification

Weight: 69g/2.4oz

Flight Time: 10 minutes /per battery

Dimension: 196*162*43mm

Charging Time: 80 minutes

Transmission Distance: 131ft / 40m

Photo/Video Resolution: HD1280 x 720P

Package Contents

1 x D20 RC Drone

1 x Transmitter

2 x 3.7V 500mAh Batteries

1 x USB Charging Cable

4 x Extra Propellers

4 x Propeller Guards

1x Manual

1x Screwdriver

Description:

  • HD Pictures and Live Videos: D20 equipped with a 720P HD Wi-Fi camera to take better aerial photos and videos; with FPV transmission, you can see the sky from a live video feed through the smartphone app.
  • Best Drone Toy for Kids: D20 is magically simple, just tap the One Key Start/Landing button to start; Altitude Hold can maintain the drone at a certain height, which makes it so easy to control and take high-quality footage.
  • Powerful and Safe: Features with low power alarm, Emergency stop, and 4 propeller guards to ensure a safe flight, 2 rechargeable and powerful batteries, that support up to 20 minutes flight time, charge safer.
  • 3D Flips and Waypoints: Pushing the control sticks inwards to perform an impressive flip; Drawing a flight course on your smartphone, the drone will go accordingly, add funs to your flight.
  • Voice Control and Gesture Selfie: Allow to control the drone with simple voice comments like “ Take off” “ landing”; Post a V sign or palm in front of the camera, the drone can automatically take photos or video, good for selfie.

We really wanted to love this drone but it just did not perform the way we wanted it to. That being said, if you have a place like a large open field or gymnasium to fly, this is an acceptable starter drone.

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Inspired by Friendly’s ice cream, Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk, this coffee can be enjoyed iced or hot anytime. This is one ice cream flavored coffee that you don’t want to miss. With rich and smooth coffee, each of these single serve pods is bursting with the flavor of Friendly’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. Whether you’re sipping this coffee iced poolside or sitting on your porch enjoying the morning sun, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into of the best ice cream parlors in town.

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Prize: One lucky reader will win a 40 count box of Friendly’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Flavored Coffee!

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Friendly’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Flavored Coffee

~Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Flavored Coffee~
Where have you been all my life?!

Come join us on the dark side with this deliciously decadent, rich and creamy black cherry chocolate chunk ice cream flavored coffee. Made with quality ingredients this coffee brings you the delicious flavor of the cherry ice cream with Bordeaux cherries and chocolate flavored chunks, that generations have known and loved. Just without the calories or guilt.

Inspired by Friendly’s ice cream, Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk, this coffee can be enjoyed iced or hot anytime. This is one ice cream flavored coffee that you don’t want to miss. With rich and smooth coffee, each of these single serve pods is bursting with the flavor of Friendly’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. Whether you’re sipping this coffee iced poolside or sitting on your porch enjoying the morning sun, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into of the best ice cream parlors in town.

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Like Friendly’s has a rich heritage of deliciously creamy ice cream with quality ingredients, Two Rivers Coffee also has established themselves as one of the top single serve coffee companies by using the best ingredients available to make their coffees.

What’s even better than a delicious cup of their coffee? That same coffee that’s been infused with the sweet flavor of black cherries and chocolate chunks. Good thing this coffee comes in a big 40 count box because, like us, you’ll be wanting more after just one sip. 

If you’d like to make some Black Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream to pair with this coffee, check out the easy no churn ice cream recipe on Tara Cooks. Or, how about some Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones to enjoy along with this coffee? Domestically Blissful has an awesome recipe for your indulgence. Either one of these sweet treats are a perfect compliment to this ice cream inspired coffee.

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