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Food For Life - Healthy Gluten-Free Bread You Must Add to Your Shopping List

I always am on the hunt for gluten-free bread to add to my life. And I've noticed in my search that gluten-free breads are so different - some have more flavor, some are heartier, and some have a little bit of both in between. I recently tried gluten-free bread from a company called, "Food For Life." 



They reached out to me to try out their bread, and I couldn't wait! The company started out in 1964 and 50 years later, their mission hasn't changed - "to craft truly wholesome baked goods that specifically cater to helping health aware people who understand the needs of their bodies live life to the fullest."

So Food For Life offers a variety of gluten-free options including breads, english muffins, and tortillas. I tried out four different kinds:

Gluten Free Almond Bread

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Gluten Free Original 3 Seed

Gluten Free Flax Bread 

After having tried all four breads, I can tell you these are hearty tasting breads. I think they taste …

Moustache Coffee Club - Tasty Coffee for the Coffee Connoisseur [Review and Giveaway]

Thinking about this coffee club, I realized I think this coffee club is absolutely perfect for someone who really knows their stuff and knows what they look for in a cup of their morning java.

I had the chance to try out some new coffee by the Moustache Coffee Club and I have to say it was a very interesting and tasty experience. Take a look at the bag of coffee I received -




The beans aren't as dark roasted as I would like, but the coffee is still very flavorful. It had sort of a nutty type of flavor to it and it made for an intriguing aroma while I made a pot of coffee. I enjoyed this for the afternoon since I prefer a darker roast for my morning coffee. For this lighter blend, I didn't want to make it too strong because sometimes VERY strong coffee overlooks the taste a little bit. So it made for almost a different kind of drink for me. I highly recommend this coffee blend for an iced coffee (or if you are ambitious, use cold coffee for a recipe that you are trying!).

So yo…

The Weird Amazing Way I Use My Patio Umbrella This Summer

So it may not seem like a huge thing, but the patio umbrella I had the chance to review recently by iPatio has done amazing things for me and my family this past summer.  My apartment gets full direct sun in the afternoon (the hottest point in the day) which is a major problem because we don't have air conditioning. This entire experience of heat is made even worse by the fact that my mom and I both have a heat sensitivity.



When I first received the umbrella from iPatio Umbrella, I was a little worried about its size. When we put it together, it looked HUGE. We were worried it may not fit in our very small balcony area. It did fit a little bit, although it scrapped the top of the ceiling. It's about 7 feet high, although there is a top wooden nob that is what seemed to make it scrap the top.

But when we finagled with the umbrella, we realized it serves an amazing purpose for us this summer - it blocks out that afternoon sun. When we received the umbrella, it comes in two piec…

Raw Spice Bar - Add a Little Spice to Your Life #SubscriptionBox

I was really interested in trying out the Raw Spice Bar subscription service. Although I don't use a whole lot of spices while cooking, I always like the challenge of trying something new.

What you can expect out of spice box is a very simple and easy process. You subscribe and when you do you get 3 to 4 ground spices that is enough to create three dishes for up to 12 people. You get three recipe cards (and can find more recipes online) and some history about the spice itself. Best of all, it's really inexpensive, you can purchase a subscription for $6.00/month.

Here's the spices I received below -

Saffron Threads
Mast-O-Khiar Herbs
Advieh Khoresh

This was part of their Persian spice box and it made me realize two things -

1) I really need to broaden my palate and start trying new cuisines for different reasons.
2) I'm not sure that broadening my palate should begin with me trying a very unfamiliar recipe!

I am not the most comfortable cook and the recipes included w…

#MinionsCelebrate Giveaway - Win $500 from Birthday Express!

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Minions fans, have we got a giveaway for you! Birthday Express is hosting a #MinionsCelebrate Giveaway where you have the chance to win up to $500 in party product! All you need to do is post a photo of your family celebrating Minion-style to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #MinionsCelebrate and you'll be entered!

Get your entry in now because this giveaway closes on 7/31/15. Each week through the end of the giveaway, a winner will be selected. Thinking about having a party to celebrate the new Minions Movie? Check out some of our favorite Minions Party Supplies below.

Minions Despicable Me - Value Party Pack
Minions Despicable Me - Filled Favor Bucket


Minions Despicable Me - Pinata Kit

When and How Can You Use Cricut?

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Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One™Cricut Explore Air™ and Cricut Design Space™, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it all together. 

As you’re getting familiar with your Cricut machine, it’s a great idea to take advantage of the freeMake it Now™ projects and images that you get with Cricut Design Space™. 

For example, check out this adorable 3D Hot Air Balloons Mobile. It’s a fun, easy starter project and makes for the perfect baby shower or toddler’s birthday gift (and can you believe it's made with felt?). And what’s a gift without a card? Cricut has an incredible selection of card examples made with Cricut Explore machines. There’s even a whole selection dedicated to everything baby, which is where I came across this cute baby shower card

Birthday
What better way to tell someone how special they …

OAXIS Launches Smart Wellness Line on Pozible [And Giveaway]

This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

OAXIS, an award-winning consumer technology company, has launched its OAXIS Wellness Line. Read the press release here.

OAXIS’ body analyzer, Bluetooth water bottle, and fitness bands can be ordered now on Pozible, a crowdfunding website now and will be available for purchase at Oaxis.com in September.

The OAXIS Wellness Line aims to empower users to both make healthier choices and make them much easier, with wellness technology that easily integrates into an active lifestyle.

Enter to win products from the OAXIS Wellness Line below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

More About Cricut - And Designs

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If you read last week’s post, you now know why Cricut’s Explore One™ and Explore Air™ machines are so incredible – and a must-have for any crafter.

But what bridges the gap between the creative ideas in your head and the Cricut machine is the Cricut Design Space™.

Cricut’s Design Space™ is software for PC, Mac®, iPhone® and iPad® that you get for free with your Cricut machine of choice.

Instead of trying to figure out how to make your project, Design Space gives you the ability to focus on what you want to make. Your Cricut machine takes it from there and brings it to life.

With Design Space, you can start designing from scratch on your computer, iPhone® or iPad®, or you can use a pre-designed, Make It Now™ project. These ready-to-make projects are created by professional artists and include everything from home d├ęcor to fashion to paper crafting, and e…

Ardenne Farm Baking Mixes - Baking Even I Can Do [Review and Giveaway]

I've gotten to really enjoy baking mixes. There's something about having warm baked food that you made yourself. Although boxed creations are wonderful and tasty as well (I love them all! I am an admitted sweet tooth, of course). Anyways, so I had the chance to try a couple of different kinds of baked mixes by Ardenne Farms.

I had the chance to try out two different kinds - Cinnamon Crunch Muffin & Crumb Mix and Pancake and Waffle Mix. Both of which were gluten-free!

I have to tell you, I made the Cinnamon Crunch Muffin and Crumb mix on a night that I didn't want the usual thing for dinner. As I was perusing my cabinets, I came across this amazing thing! As you can see in the photo below, I obviously got all the ingredients together and got to work.









Let me tell you, this was a huge hit. My family actually isn't too huge a fan of this type of these boxed mixes, but they all LOVED this muffin and crumb mix. You get such a great cinnamon flavor, and the crumb mix fo…

Any MMA Fans Out There?

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Exciting news for all you MMA fans! Reebok recently unveiled their new Fight Shop. It's a destination where fighters, and those who train like fighters, can find all the apparel they need.

In Reebok's Fight Shop, you'll be able to gear up for the main event and shop the official UFC Fight Kit worn by all UFC fighters on Fight Night. The line of apparel in the Fight Kit was developed by Reebok in collaboration with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, for fighters.

The kit will debut for the first time in the Octagon at UFC® 189: MENDES vs. MCGREGOR onJuly 11.

In the Fight Shop, you'll also find UFC Fan Gear, so you can show your support for your favorite fighter, and Reebok Combat, gear that is light and breathable, enabling you to train like a fighter.