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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Coconut Bunny Crazy Cups Coffee

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Lately, it's been way too hot where I live to justify hot coffee. I know, I know! Most coffee lovers can drink it warm all year long, but I just can't drink hot beverages when it's hot outside. We are talking in the 80's and 90's. So when I saw that this month's featured Crazy Cups flavor was Coconut Bunny, I thought it would be a great flavor to drink cold. Typically I don't like cold coffee, but I have to be honest, I need a way to get my caffeine in the morning and since I drink less hot beverages as summer comes along, I figured I had to give it a try. How else would I get my Crazy Cups fix?!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

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Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner was one of those books that I couldn't put down once I picked it up and started reading it. I've been so busy and swamped with things lately that I haven't had much time to read. Insert sad Manda Panda face, here. However, once I did have a few moments to sit down and read, I flew through the pages of this book like a brisk, steady wind through the trees. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sweet Earth Natural Foods


I've been trying to revise my "diet", so to speak, and eat more natural, healthier foods. I mean, I've already been trying to eat healthier for over a year, but I've moved into the natural ingredient territory and have been trying to eat less fatty meats. I actually still eat meat, but I've cut back drastically. I stumbled upon Sweet Earth Natural Foods, and I have to say, I was intrigued. I'm not going to lie, most natural foods look and sound disgusting to me. Sweet Earth Natural Foods, actually looked and sounded pretty good. So I went out and tried some. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Colorful Creations Adult Coloring Books

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I try to take some time every once in a while to get some coloring in because it helps me relax, especially when I listen to music while I do it. Long before adult coloring became a thing, I was one of those people who came home from work and sat down with my dinner, and a Lisa Frank coloring book and go to town. I still color in kids coloring books, but I do like the intricacy of adult coloring books. I especially like that they are so nice, that you could rip them out and frame them to hang in the office (or wherever) if you wanted to. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Degusta Box - May 2017


It's Degusta box time again! 
We've had a slew of different mail carriers in the last month or so. Typically, most areas have the same mail carrier every day, but for whatever reason, we don't have a regular on our route. So naturally, on a regular basis, someone new is delivering my packages and I get the same questions that I get from all the past mail carriers. "You get a lot of packages. Where does all this come from?!"
I'm lucky that my mail carriers know to knock on the door and let me know I have packages. I'm not even going to get into that (hahaha!), but I know when I get a knock that I'll get comments on all the packages I get daily. When I got the knock and saw my Degusta Box out there, the mailman looked at me and noted how heavy it was. I snickered and told him they are always pretty heavy since Degusta Box is pretty good at packing the box full of the best products. 

I certainly wasn't wrong, especially this month.

Monday, May 15, 2017

My First Reading Club - May Unboxing


I have been so busy lately that I missed showcasing last month's book subscription boxes. This momma is really ready for a vacation. Despite being pretty swamped with work and events, everyone in my family is about the same in that we all like to relax with a good book when we have a chance. 

My son was pretty excited for this month's My First Reading Club box. It was like a special treat for him since our days are filled with trips, chores, and errands lately. It was nice that he was able to sit down and have a little time to read with some new books. It's kind of like a reward for putting up with our hectic life. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kickstart Summer Reading With Two Great Titles {GIVEAWAY}


My daughter has been reading since she was 2 years old. We started her off pretty early and she's always loved books. As she gets older, and technology is taking over, her desire to read has dwindled. We try to keep her interested by finding her books that hold her attention and having her read every night for at least 15 minutes. She's 10, and she's not so much into playing with toys anymore, so she's either watching a movie or playing a game. As they get older, it gets much harder to keep them from the technology and steer them back onto the learning path. She still likes to read, but she's become pretty picky about the books she reads. That's why I love Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties and Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere. These are the kind of books she loves. A great, funny story, with fun illustrations.