Thursday, January 21, 2016

How To Enjoy Fresh Coffee

Make Great Coffee Happen Part 2

Thanks to my co-host

I have a confession to make: I never had Starbucks coffee.  I can't get past the high price point.  I recently read an article on their website in which coffee experts share their tips for brewing coffee at home.  They offered tips that I've recently discovered to be the cornerstone of producing great coffee.   One such tip: "coffee should be ground fresh each time it's made".   This ensures the coffee is pure and fresh with anti-oxidants and flavor intact. 

I've learned the best way to accomplish this task is by investing in a good coffee grinder.  I absolutely adore using my grinder with fresh whole bean coffee. 

I really love my easy-to-use Cuisinart Grind Central Coffee Grinder.  It efficiently grinds coffee to my liking with complete ease, and no mess.  I'll never know how managed to live without freshly ground coffee.  This is one instance where you don't have to be rich to enjoy the finer things in life.

Some noteworthy features of the Grind Central Coffee Grinder:

Popular brushed stainless steel
Styling On/Off control for simple operation 
Built-in safety interlock prevents operation unless lid is securely closed 
Bowl holds up to 90 grams of beans, that's 18 cups of coffee 
Heavy-duty motor 
Stainless steel blades Dishwasher-safe, 
removable stainless steel bowl Lid allows for extra coffee to be stored in grinding bowl 
Cord storage Storage lid 
Instruction book 
Limited 18-month warranty 
BPA Free 

To learn more please check out my full review here.

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Premium Coffee Calls for Premium Chocolate

Coffee and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly, or peanut butter and chocolate.  It's such a great partnership.  Fresh coffee boast antioxidants, and so does dark chocolate.  In order to reap those benefits the chocolate should contain a good level of cocoa and it should  be organic. This is due to high levels of insecticides used in cocoa crops.  I often treat myself to Newman's Own Organics chocolates.  All organic and ever so delicious!  Please see full review

Newman's Own offers a really wonderful variety of chocolate:

Organic Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Espresso Chocolate, Organic Super Dark Chocolate and Organic Orange Dark Chocolate.  As if that blissful selection wasn't enough, Newman's also offers their popular cups:  Organic dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Organic Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups, Organic Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Organic Super Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Organic Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups 

Visit Newman's Own for more details

Test samples may of been provided, most likely per my request or based on experience with product featured, no other compensation was provided and review is based on my personal opinion.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Make Great Coffee Happen

Special shout out to Colleen from My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life

Oh how I love my coffee.  It's a real passion of mine. Around a year ago I joined the ranks of the coffee-elite and started using a french press.  And, I haven't looked back.  Every morning I enjoy a rich, flavorful cup of coffee; actually I have around four cups. But, that's neither here or there;)

Kitchen Supreme offers a top rated French Press.  No easy feat for a small, family run business.

Some noteworthy features of the Kitchen Supreme French Press:

Created from the highest quality materials: Double wall – Borosilicate Glass; This is the only type of glass conceived to resist at thermal shocks, it will hardly crack! /Stainless Steel Punger, Frame and Filer Screens.

 4 FILTER Screens: You will never have to worry about unnecessary sediment in your coffee.  I've never had a problem with one filter.

 Holds 34 full ounces 

User friendly

The KS French Press consistently produces pure, flavorful, smooth coffee. A really wonderful, easy-to-use tool to make great coffee happen. See full review here

Learn more visit Kitchen Supreme

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Find Kitchen Supreme top rated 8 cup Coffee Press Bundle on Amazon

Of course you can't make great coffee happen without great coffee.  Kicking Horse is a real winner.  Their fair-trade, organic coffee scores high on taste and smoothness.   I thought I was satisfied with my grocery store brand coffee until I tried their whole bean coffee and now I'm hooked.


Now that you've made great coffee happen, it's time to enjoy it.  Sit back and create a lovely ambiance worthy of your superior coffee experience.  I'm a huge fan of  the cinnamon soy candle by Aurorae   They also carry other dessert scented candles that I'm anxious to try. 

Love to hear your thoughts on how YOU make great coffee happen

Test samples may of been provided, most likely per my request or based on experience with product featured, no other compensation was provided and review is based on my personal opinion.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Neocell Supplements Beautify From Within

You may of come across Neocell at your local health food store or wholefoods.  They specialize in youth enhancing supplements and have been leaders in this industry for quite some time.  They were the first to introduce Collagen supplements to the US.  Almost two decades later they're still going strong and folks throughout the US can now see what other nations have already discovered, and that is, collagen taken internally appears to offer a bevy of benefits.

Neocell carries award winning beauty supplements

The quality of Neocell's products seem to surpass their competitors.  Their supplements have received many awards over the years.  Neocell endeavors to utilize the best and most advanced production technology and this enables them to offer the the highest bioavailable and bioactive collagen peptides on the market.

I've been coveting the Super Collagen Powder since discovering it a couple years ago.  It's not a vegetarian formulation, and that's a problem for me since I'm a vegetarian.  I gotta tell ya, I'm losing my resolve and one day when I'm a little older, I may break down and buy this so that I can reap all those wonderful youthful benefits.

Neocell does carry vegetarian-friendly supplements.  A couple that I'm currently taking are their Resveratrol and I recently added the very yummy biotin chews to my morning routine.  See full review here. 

Where to buy:

To learn more and to find a local distributor visit   My local health food store carries a really nice selection of Neocell products, so I don't have to travel very far.

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Test samples may of been provided, most likely per my request or based on experience with product featured, no other compensation was provided and review is based on my personal opinion.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lugz Rugged Essentials For Women

Breathe life into your winter wardrobe with Lugz footwear

Lugz is known for providing quality footwear for the entire family at an unbeatable value. They recently added the Regiment High Fleece WR Ankle Boot.  These are categorized as a work boot and they offer some really impressive features, so much so, that I find myself wearing these everywhere and with everything, including skirts.

Water resistant uppers make these wearable in the snow and rain.  Lugz memory foam insole ensures total comfort.  The Fleece lining is a definite plus for those of us living in the north east and suffering through dreadfully cold winters.  Lately I've been wearing warm socks with my boots for an extra layer of warmth.  See full review here.

The Regiment High Fleece are available in five different color options.  To learn more  visit

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What about y'all out there, do you love Lugz as much as I do?

Test samples may of been provided, most likely per my request or based on experience with product featured, no other compensation was provided and review is based on my personal opinion.

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