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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quinoa Pops Cereal

Pereg Gourmet Company, established in 1906, is a family business, which encompasses many years of history, expertise, professionalism, and know-how that were passed on through the generations as an inheritance from father to son.
I got to try the new popped cereal called Quinoa Pops. Joining Pereg Gourmet’s lineup of premium quinoa products and quinoa dinner mixes, the new cereal provides a fun-loving makeover to this extremely versatile, nutritional powerhouse ancient grain. Quinoa Pops are certified gluten-free, OU Kosher, and a perfect complement to vegetarian and paleo diets. A healthier alternative to puffed rice or corn cereal, Quinoa Pops are only 100 calories per serving, contain no cholesterol, and are low in sodium and sugar. Every bite offers a delicately sweet flavor, delicious airy texture, and playful crunch. Try adding toppings like raisins, bananas or berries and combine with almond milk for a well-rounded morning meal. Also, not a bad topping on ice cream or even oatmeal!

Check it all out at Pereg Gourmet on Facebook, as well as Pereg Gourmet on Twitter.

Cricket Candle Lighter - 2014 #HolidayGiftGuide #StockingStuffer

Cricket products are designed to be the most reliable, versatile, and easy to use lighter products on the market. All items have undergone more than 60 quality tests and feature adult friendly integrated child-resistant safety mechanisms whenever possible. Perfect for home d├ęcor, grilling, campfires, and more, the U.S. line of Cricket products now includes:
• Cricket Candle Lighter
• Cricket Candle Lighter and Lighter Stand - Cricket Holiday Candle Lighter and Lighter Stand
• Cricket Multi-lite
• Cricket 5-Minute Firestarter - FSC certified
• Cricket Candle Lighter with Free Refill
• Cricket Multi-lite with Free Refill
The Cricket Holiday Candle Lighter makes a quick, simple and inexpensive stocking stuffer. Everyone uses candles and gifts them, especially around the holidays. I know we have had our holiday scented candles going non-stop this past week! However, people rarely think about a candle lighter and instead are often left burning their fingertips with matches while trying to light hard-to-reach candle wicks. The Cricket Candle Lighter comes with a stand to keep the sleek and holiday themed lighter on display, so the lighter is where and when you need it. No more scrambling for the lighter when it’s time to light the cake or candles. The Cricket Candle Lighter is easy to operate and features a child-resistant safety mechanism that resets after each ignition. It also features a metal nozzle that shields the flame from wind and is the perfect length for hard-to-reach areas like tall votives or cake candles.

Check it all out at Cricket on Facebook, as well as Cricket on Twitter.

Walkers Shortbread Cookies

What’s more festive than decorating cookies during the cold winter months? Minimize the kitchen stress and mess (and potential for burnt cookies) by decorating Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes (from Santa Claus to Christmas Bells, and more).
The homemade-in-Scotland cookies will make cookie-decorating with the family delicious and stress-free! Decorating Walkers Shortbread is a great option for the kids (or anyone) when you may not have enough time to bake cookies, but still want to engage in a fun and festive activity. It’s as easy as paint by numbers: the festive shapes’ imprints will guide your decorating, allowing you and the little ones to easily create an edible masterpiece.

Callan did awesome! And had so much fun!
Check it all out at Walkers Shortbread on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer - 2014 #HolidayGiftGuide

Oregon Scientific products can empower your lifestyle with smart ideas that help you maximize your potential each day. Oregon Scientific products respond to their owners’ lifestyles, fueling their desire for smart living. From precision time and weather stations to ecologically-beneficial air sanitizers, the items they create reflect the highest pursuits of technology and design, harmoniously blending fine aesthetic values with a keen appreciation for natural surroundings.
I got the Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer, and Jason thinks it is really cool! No need to wait by the grill to find out when dinner is ready - this wireless Bluetooth barbecue thermometer alerts you when the your meal has reached the perfect temperature. Program your choice of eight entrees and choose the desired doneness - and you're good to grill!


Portagio Crossbody Bags

Portagio handbags help busy women stay organized, with everything accessible and in its place - lightweight, comfortable nylon and leather totes and bags.
The Classic Portagio Crossbody handbag is slim and light. It weighs less than the cup of coffee you can enjoy with a hands-free purse knowing everything you need is by your side. Two interior zippered compartments, 3 pockets, and 6 card sleeves combine wallet and purse organization in a single solution handbag. And 3 outside compartments keep phones, glasses, and notes close at hand. Simplifying your day is only part of the Portagio promise. Its rich, bonded nylon fabric is water and stain resistant. The supple leather trim will soften with age. The soft, herringboned shoulder strap adjusts from 28" to 55", with a swivel attachment for a comfortable fit. And its timeless style and rich colors dress up or down, day to night. This is perfect, as I have slimmed down from the big bags, as in diaper bags, now that my son is older, and I don't need to lug around so much stuff! Love it!

Check it all out at Portagio on Facebook, as well as Portagio on Twitter.


Fitivities - 2014 #HolidayGiftGuide

Fitivities creator, Sandy “Spin” Slade, combined her love of board games with her passion for fitness to create this one-of-a-kind game experience. Fitivities integrates physical activities into a group game setting for people of all ages, offering the buzz of a board game, with the perks of a workout. With Fitivities and some good company, a little exercise is finally a lot of fun.
The simpler the game rules, the sooner you’re playing! Fitivities is a quick-start game that begins with a roll of the die, a move of the game piece, and a flick of the spinner. Before you know it, you’re leaping into action until it’s time to roll again and move on to the next activity. When your team jogs, jumps, and twists its way completely around the game mat to cross its own finish line, your team wins! This is so much fun, especially with the little kiddos (like the 6-year-olds). It is never too early to get kids into the habit of fun exercise!

Check it all out at Fitivities on Facebook, as well as Fitivities on Twitter.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Reed & Barton Ornaments Super-Fast #Giveaway

For more than 190 years, Reed & Barton has been the country's foremost marketers of fine tableware and gift ware.
I received a gorgeous new ornament this year. The Mistletoe Lace Ball ornament by Reed & Barton is entwined with glittering stylized mistletoe against a lustrous, creamy background. Certain to be a favorite on the tree, this elegant ball will add a sparkle to holiday decorations. Part of the Christmas Reflections Collection of fine handmade European ornaments. Elegantly packaged for gift-giving and storage.

Dr. Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

Dr. Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities. Dr. Song Medical products are made in the USA and is FDA compliant and a provider of professional products.

Dr. Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening 44% Carbamide Peroxide Kit - Maximum strength take home teeth whitening kit, the same ones used by dentists, but done in the convenience of your own home! Since this kit contains professional maximum strength whitening gel, it is not recommended for use if you have sensitive teeth.

• 8 large syringes of whitening gel - good for 50 applications
• 1 large remineralization gel syringe
• gel applicator brush - for easy application of whitening gel
• LED Blue Light Accelerator - for acceleration of whitening process
• moldable teeth trays

Get a dazzling smile for the Holiday Season!

Christian Crate

ChristianCrate is the monthly gear and swag club for those that live and embrace the Christian lifestyle. ChristianCrate is a product discovery box, connecting subscribers, known as Craters, with the best new and emerging companies producing gear, toys, books, art, and other goodies for the Christian market. Each month, ChristianCrate handpicks 6-8 new items to include in the box, which are kept secret until the boxes are delivered!
Unboxing a ChristianCrate full of products that revolve around Jesus - made by other people who love Jesus - just feels awesome. When you Subscribe you receive a membership card and join a tight knit community of people who love Christ, want to proudly put their faith on display for the world to see, and who care about The Christian Economy! Crate items range from Inspirational Gifts to best-selling Christian Books! 

Check it all out at ChristianCrate on Facebook.


Rules Of Engagement

When Calls the Heart, Produced and directed by Michael Landon Jr. and inspired by the best-selling books by Janette Oke, tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young woman of privilege, working as a teacher in a prairie town in the Western Frontier. Things were starting to get serious between local Mounty Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) and the high society teacher, but the appearance of a woman from his past, threatens to end the relationship entirely. Meanwhile, Abigail Stanton (Lori Loughlin) has become the adversary of the most powerful man in Coal Valley. A mining accident that killed her husband is finally being investigated, and the owner of the mine will doing anything to stop Abigail from finding out the truth. When Calls the Heart- “Rules of Engagent” is a feature length film from the episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series. The When Calls the Heart television series debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 3 million viewers, making it the No. 2 for the night on all of cable for the primary telecast at 9 p.m and No. 3 overall in households. Distributed by Word Entertainment, previous DVD’s are available to purchase in Christian Retail.

 Jack is back in Coal Valley along with an unexpected visitor that threatens he and Elizabeth’s relationship while Elizabeth receives some unforeseen news that will force her to make a very difficult decision. Meanwhile Bill Avery continues his investigation into the mine explosion with help from Jack; a budding romance grows between Bill and Abigail; Elizabeth struggles to make a decision about the teaching offer.