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Mrs. Renfro's Salsa & Sauces [Review + Giveaway]

I have always been such a fan of Mrs. Renfro's salsa and sauces and this time around was no different for me! I think one of the coolest thing about the company is that it's family involved - you can just tell by the people who are running the show! Take a look here.

I had the chance to try out a few of their items as you can see. First of all, for the longest time I had been wanting to have cheese sauce. Well I had the chance to try out their Ghost Pepper Cheese Sauce. OH MY you guys this is spicy spicy stuff! And I LOVE hot sauces! But this stuff...this leaves the memory of hot and spicy on your tongue for the longest time. I swear. But if you can withstand spicy and hot flavors, you will want to try this. Check it out! But that isn't the only other kind of cheese sauce they have! They have other kinds that I plan to try out (um, that maybe isn't so hot, haha).

I also tried out their Classic Barbecue Sauce! This was really good. It had just a bit of spicy flavor to …

Great Coffee Gifts - Capresso Grinder & Percolator [Review & Giveaway]

For the longest time, I have wanted to try out a percolator. I remember growing up we would go to this Italian restaurant that had the BEST percolated coffee. You could just smell the good coffee in the restaurant when it was being made. So when I had the chance to review this percolator by Capresso, I couldn't wait to tell you about it.

Let me tell you that if you are a coffee lover, or know one, this is an excellent site to visit to get some great coffee gift ideas. Like, really. They offer EVERYTHING you need for your coffee fix from grinders, to espresso machines, to milk frothers, to coffee makers. And it's awesome quality stuff.

So when I set up the percolator, it was a bit of a process of figuring out what was best for me. My tip is - more coffee, less water. I tried to go by the suggestion by ended up with pretty weak coffee. I like really strong coffee, actually. So I chose ground well dark roast coffee and made sure to fill it as much as I could (but left a little r…

Gift Idea: Love With Food Subscription Box

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Gifting season is just around the corner!

Are you in need of some ideas? I'm such a huge fan of subscription boxes and especially food based ones. I wanted to recommend for you foodies out there looking for gifts (or want to HINT at a gift you want) that you should try out "Love With Food."
Best of all they even have a gluten free option! So they offer a lot of different plan options, and I highly recommend you go check them out. They have a tasting box and a deluxe box. Their gluten-free box has a starting price of $24.99 with a month to month plan and $68.97 for a 3 month subscription plan.
They have a GREAT Cyber Monday deal going on right now as well! That if you purchase a 6 month or longer plan, you get a $10 Gift Card. 
Purchase now! 

Find Sponsorship for Your Group or Event with Pear Up!

If you are part of any team or group or have an event coming up, do you need sponsorship? Well, I highly recommend that you check out the site, PearUp.com. They have so many ways that you can fund your team that you must check out what they have to offer. It offers up to $1,000 in sponsorship funding for custom t-shirts, food and catering, products and cash donations for non-profits, youth and parent groups, K-12 and college organizations, events, and kids and youth sports teams and organizations. Here's a few opportunities they have available -

Get up to $1000 in custom apparel sponsorships for your child's school group through US Cellular at Pear. This link is for Iowa, Nebraska and Western Illinois

Get up to $1000 in sponsorship money towards cash donation or custom apparel for your Adult Sports team from Miller Lite at Pear. Chicago and Columbus Only.

Get up to $1000 in sponsorship money from Verizon Fios. Available to all groups located in select areas of New York metro ar…

Cucina & Amore - Tasty Food! [Review + Giveaway}

Happy Thanksgiving! What better time to talk about food than today, right? And I love the chance to try some foods that take me out of my comfort zone. And I found that opportunity with some amazing foods by Cucina & Amore. They sent me a few items that I can't wait to tell you guys about.



Cucina & Amore is a company that focuses their attention on healthy food. Isn't that awesome? Founder Ruth Wilkinson who wanted to create simple and healthy meals for her family. A mom, breast cancer survivor and a pretty obvious foodie if I do say so myself, she created this business to be the thing that she wanted to see in her pantry. Read more about the company over on this page.



First I had the chance to try out their Quinoa Meals. That was definitely a unique experience! I hadn't had anything like that before. They have a ton of different kinds to offer (check it out here!) and the thing I like about it is that it isn't too filling. I like a light snack kind of vibe f…

Modern Oats - Instant Oatmeal [Review & Giveaway]

I do enjoy oatmeal in the morning but half the time I don't really bother taking the time to make a full on breakfast before I leave for the day. I'm not much of a morning person! So I enjoy when I can find an instant oatmeal that I feel good about having and it's quick too. 
So I couldn't wait to tell you guys about my experience with trying out their foods.  It was founded in 2013 and they desired to change how people thought of oatmeal. They basically created their food for the people who think oatmeal is boring. And you know, you can tell. This stuff is pretty good.
As you can see, I had the chance to try a variety of flavors. One thing that jumped out at me is that they offer up Gluten-Free, Non-GMO whole rolled oats. The mix-ins that they add into the oatmeal are all really healthy, like dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. It's just a really healthy morning meal. And I LOVE that!
One of my favorite flavors that I tried is the Chocolate Cherry. THIS was incredible.…

Virtual Scavenger Hunt! Join in & Win Prizes [#Giveaway]

I have an awesome event to announce to you guys! It will be taking place this Sunday starting at noon pst and it's for a virtual scavenger hunt! Questions will be posted on the hour from noon until 5 pm PST and with each question you answer right, you have an entry to winning a $50 Gift Card!

It will be all about the book, "Beckham 101" by Suzanne Eglington.

RSVP by visiting the Facebook Event page here.

Will I be seeing you there?

(A Hidden Gem!) Free Spirit Farm Homemade Soaps and Lotions Review

I love when I find an unexpected hidden gem online and I found one with the Free Spirit Farm soaps and lotions. I can't wait to tell you guys about them! These are products made by two sisters and are made with trustworthy ingredients. Plus, the prices of these awesome soaps and lotions are the best I've seen in any beauty store.

So, here's the items I had the chance to try -



I absolutely loved their Lavender Dream soap. I have pretty sensitive skin these days and I know my face just LOOKS for reasons to break out or get weirdly dry in some patches. So I am always wary of new soaps to put on my skin. This stuff, this "Lavender Dream" soap was amazing. I loved it. It didn't dry out my skin, left me with just a really soft feeling and I used it daily for a couple of week. Plus, it smelled really nice and it didn't over do it with the scent at all. I'm also really happy to tell you that the price of this soap is extremely reasonable. I highly recommend …

Boutique & Beauty Bar: Recipe for a Unique Shopping Experience #madonnaandco

There’s always a risk when you create something new. Will people like it? Will it succeed? Will it be worth it?

When Madonna and Co. re-launched in Mid-town East Side, (bordering on the Upper-East Side) from our former location in Soho, we emerged as a different entity, incorporating what made us great in the past, but with new additions. We were more.

In addition to our new location on 60th street, we opened a full service salon and beauty bar within the store, bringing to a life a completely unique shopping experience.

Fashion and Beauty: An Innovative Convergence

The inclusion of the beauty bar inside our boutique converged the worlds of fashion and beauty in a way that’s never been done. For the first time, women have the opportunity to receive comprehensive beautification in a one-stop shop.

Bringing together fashion and beauty as we have done was not without risk, but innovation always involves a leap of faith. New creations don’t arise from the ether. Innovation comes as the result …

Purely Elizabeth - Very Tasty Granola [Review]

Anyone ever try Purely Elizabeth granola? This is one of the most trustworthy granola brands to me. It started small! In 2008 actually. The idea was born as a result of handing out homemade gluten-free treats at a marathon. Elizabeth realized that she could do something with this great recipe everyone loves! You ought to check out her timeline into making the company it is today! It's so inspiring! 
I was so happy to try out a few new kinds of granola. Blueberry Hemp Ancient Grain Granola, Pumpkin Fig, and Cranberry Pecan. One of the things I love about her granola is that it's so healthy. It's such a different experience than most granola. You can just tell by the taste that it isn't better made. Of these three kinds, I really enjoyed the Cranberry Pecan and Blueberry Hemp. I thought these two kinds had a better taste and more of a stronger cinnamon taste added to it. I thought the Cranberry Pecan almost reminded me of Cinnamon-grams from when I was a kid!
I did enjo…

New England Coffee - Tasty Coffee for your Morning

I had the chance to review some coffee by New England Coffee company. New England Coffee company has a long history, starting all the way back in Greece in the early 1900s (can you believe that?) It's such an interesting history and I highly recommend you go by their website and check it out. Best of all, watch their Centennial Video.

Anyways, I had the chance to try out a few different coffees - Centennial Reserve, New England Breakfast Blend and their flavored coffee, Hazelnut Blend. The two first coffees were more of a medium roast, which I liked much more than I expected (I tend to like dark roasts). I was tasting this coffee over hot weather seasons and so I liked turning the medium roasts into an iced coffee. That made it really taste good. And then I have to tell you, I REALLY love their flavored coffee. Hazelnut is just the start. But I loved their Hazelnut blend, it's perfect for the upcoming holiday seasons and I highly recommend this.

In fact, speaking of holiday s…

Fragrance Outlet - Find Your New Scent At a Lower Price! #fragranceoutlet #mypure

It won't be long before you need to start thinking about gifts (oops, did I say that too soon?). Well if you aren't the type to think this early about gifts, if you are looking for some perfume at incredible prices, I think you should check out the Fragrance Outlet.

They offer some amazing deals and really fantastic brands at great prices.

I was lucky enough to try out this new perfume called My Pure Eau De Parfum. I loved it! It's such a clean, pretty smell to me. It goes well with my day to day routine too. It's got a quiet sort of floral scent but then more of a mild fruit smell. According to Fragrance Outlet it's "top notes" are plum and iris. Interesting!

It runs at about $85 (down from $93.50) and I think that's a pretty good price for good perfume, at least to me. But here's the amazing thing. With Fragrance outlet, they have so many deals going on right now, I was able to drop this down to $42.50! Isn't that incredible?? And one of t…