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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mother's Day Guide: Crispy Steelux Premium Fry Pan #healthyeating #nonstick #cookware

Over the years we've learned that when it comes to cookware, quality is far more important than quantity. You'll often see a big box of pots and pans for a low price, but the set doesn't last in the long run. We upgraded to Fissler cookware at home and we love the quality so much that we're suggesting it as a high-end Mother's Day gift this holiday. The Crispy Steelux Premium Fry Pan and Universal Splatter Shield with Integrated Holder are a great place to start in building a better kitchen cookware set. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Join Carvel for Free Cone Day and Support the American Red Cross! #GivingDay #icecream

Mark you calendars! Carvel is kicking off the ice cream season with their annual free cone day on April 27, 2017, from 3-8pm. Guests who visit participating shoppes will be treated to a FREE junior soft ice cream cone filled with their choice of freshly made vanilla, chocolate or Cookie Butter – Carvel's newest, limited-time flavor, inspired by the irresistibly creamy, spreadable treat from Lotus Biscoff®.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Head Over to Johnny Rockets for Their Limited Time Menu! #LimitedMenu

Spring is finally here and Johnny Rockets is celebrating with their new Limited Time Spring Menu! As if we needed another reason to dine in, they've spiced up their menu with some really exciting flavor combinations that we can't wait to try. Though we love the classic chicken sandwiches and fresh-made burgers at this restaurant, knowing that they are incorporating creamy avocados, crunchy bacon, flame roasted red peppers, and fresh basil, has us intrigued! And of course, we're already looking forward to the Oreo® Cookies and Cream Shake for dessert.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mother's Day Guide: La Dolce Vita Gift Crate from Murray's Cheese #Giveaway #WinIt


With Mother's Day only a month away, it's time to find the perfect gift for Mom. This year, we suggest the deliciously decadent La Dolce Vita Gift Crate from Murray's Cheese. It's a taste of Italy sent to your door! If you haven't sampled their products before, we highly recommend checking out the website here. With the La Dolce Vita Gift Crate, think creamy, nutty and spicy cheeses, paired with rich and silky meats. Add to that plump olives and crispy crackers, and you've got a really impressive presentation for Mom.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mother's Day Guide: Baking Just Got Sweeter with this Stainless Steel Pastry Bag #reusable

If your mom enjoys baking and cake decorating as much as ours, you'll want to check out the Kuhn Rikon Stainless Pastry Bag. It's a modern upgrade to the traditional plastic pastry bag, affordable and environmentally-friendly. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally punctured a plastic bag from squeezing to hard while decorating. I'm excited to have found a better solution, so that Mom can create gorgeous decorations with less mess. I also love the large assortment of tips that the Kuhn Rikon Stainless Pastry Bag set offers. It contains nine quick-change tips in all, which allows for a variety of different designs. The side of the tube has a window, which includes marked increments to show the frosting level inside. The handle pushes the frosting out of the tube as you decorate your cookies and cakes to help you create your designs.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mother's Day Guide: Richland Stainless Steel And Wood Tealight Lantern #giftsforher #outdoor #lawnandgarden

Whether entertaining on the lanai or taking care of the garden, the women in our family love to spend time outdoors. With that in mind, I wanted to find a Mother's Day gift that would accentuate Mom's outdoor living space. Lanterns are very trendy right now and I love the idea of a gift that offers both functionality and beauty. Unfortunately, I feel like everything I've seen in the stores is exactly the same, or pretty darn similar, and I like to give gifts that are a bit more unique. Online shopping offers a broader variety of options and I found some really upscale gift ideas at this year. For Mother's Day, I chose the Richland Stainless Steel and Wood Tealight Lantern. It's a gorgeous piece completely different from everything I've seen in our local stores.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Deep Clean Your Home Inside and Out #MrClean #Dawn #Butler #SpringCleaning #winit

Like most households, the Spring season means a major deep-clean for the home. As much work as it takes to scrub the house from top to bottom, we absolutely love the fresh feeling afterward. We know that deep cleaning an entire home can be overwhelming, so we're sharing a few tips and 'must-have' items to make it a easier. 

Protect Your Home Against Power Surges #Belkin #surgeprotection #forthehome

Since building our new home, we've learned an awful lot about home maintenance and protection that we never knew about before. One very important topic that we discussed with our builder is power surge protection. In our area, lightning-induced surges are more common than I'd like. Added to that are surges from downed power lines, sudden changes in electricity from commercial factories, or even the on/off cycle of home appliances. I didn't realize many surges are minor and don't show up for quite some time, but still shorten the life of electronics. Without the right protection, the damage done to home appliances can be very costly.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Freshen Your Home All Day Long #AirWick #freshscents #airfreshener #forthehome

I always associate Spring with fresh scents and a clean home. While I'm a big fan of scented candles, I can't leave them burning all day, especially while I'm not home. In looking for an air freshener that would maintain fresh scents all day long, I came across the Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra Automatic Spray. The people of Air Wick were generous enough to allow our family to try it and let our readers know our thoughts.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mother's Day Guide: Personalized Tote for Mom #ThirtyOneGifts #Embroidery #Travel #charity

This Mother's Day, Thirty-One Gifts has an awesome Summer collection of colorful bags to brighten Mom's day. There are many fun patterns to choose from and it's hard to narrow down a favorite, but we finally decided on the Lakeside Tote in the Pinstripe Punch pattern with a beautifully embroidered initial on the side. Add to that, the Zipper Pouch in the Feather the Chevron pattern, and we've created the perfect gift for Mom.