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Pereg’s Quinoa Line + a Giveaway!!

Pereg Natural Gourmet Foods is a family company that was established in 1906.  They produce more than 60 varieties of spices, spice blends, and herbs.  These spices are all fresh, all-natural (100% Gluten free and NON-GMO ), no additives, and no preservatives.

Some of the products they offer include Quinoa, Quinoa Pasta, Quinoa Pops cereal,  Couscous, Flavored Basmati Rice, Farro, Breadcrumbs, Spices, Mixes for Rice, Oils, Salads & Spreads, Salt, Toppings, and Grains.

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is known as the mother grain that comes from the Mountains of South America.  Quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds.  The nutrient composition is favourable compared with common cereals.  Quinoa is a rich source of the B vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and folate and is a rich source of the dietary minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.

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I received the Quinoa 6-pack Assortment with a special blogger discount courtesy of Pereg.   This bundle is perfect for Quinoa lovers…it includes all the flavors they have available in one box!  You get six 10.58 oz canisters-one each of Quinoa with Spinach, Quinoa with Vegetables, Quinoa Lemon & Herbs, Quinoa with Mushrooms, Quinoa Southern Style, and Quinoa All’ Italiana.

Right now you can save 10% and get FREE shipping on the same bundle I received.  Visit the link below to get in on this special deal!

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Quinoa is very simple to prepare.  You can either make it using the stovetop or simply using the microwave.  I prefer making it via the stovetop.

Boil 2 cups water in a small saucepan, add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil or vegetable oil & 1 cup of quinoa mix. Reduce heat to low, cover loosely. Cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

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Quinoa makes a perfect side dish to any meal and it’s packed full of nutrients.  Try serving it with baked chicken or fish…delish!

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I’m giving away two canisters of Pereg’s Quinoa so be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter below!

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You can follow Pereg on Facebook here and Pinterest here.


#Tryazon #DabbleGame Party


DABBLE is a family-friendly fast thinking word game that is suitable for ages 10 and older. This game is very similar to SCRABBLE but has it’s own uniqueness.  The object of the game is to be the first player to score 100 points.   Each player tries to be the first one to spell 5 words within the allotted time to win the round.



The game contents include 142 tiles (plus 6 Spanish Tiles), 4 five-tier stadium style racks, sand timer, tile bag, and rules.

Rules of the game include:

each player can only pick 20 tiles from the bag without looking at them

each player’s goal is to create one 2 letter word, one 3 letter word, one 4 letter word, one 5 letter word, and one 6 letter word before the timer runs out

blank tiles have no point value and can be used as any letter, but not as an apostrophe

each player can challenge the other’s words

You can choose a subject category at the beginning of each round.  We chose to have a DABBLE Garden Party!   You simply can use any words that associate with the topic.  This is optional…but it’s fun to pick a category and see what your family and friends come up with.




The game suggest ages 10 years and up but in my opinion it’s a great game for any age.  You can never be too young to learn how to spell.  It’s a very challenging game that is a great learning tool for kids and adults.  It’s fun for the whole family and you can expand and develop your vocabulary, spelling, and quick thinking skills.

My niece and nephew really enjoyed this game.  Dakota had a blast trying to think of words and we have planned another DABBLE party to consist of a NASCAR theme.  I’m excited to partake in that game!   My niece, Saniyah, will be 5 years old so she more or less just played with the tiles, however, we are trying to teach her to spell so this will be a game that will come in handy for when she starts school this fall.

I received the DABBLE Party Kit free courtesy of Tryazon in exchange for my review.  My party kit included The Dabble:  Fast Thinking Word Game, a second game to giveaway, exclusive coupons for my party guests, and a party host guide.

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Weighting Comforts

Have you heard about Weighting Comforts?

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Weighting Comforts is a mother and son business team that is the mastermind behind these beautifully made weighted blankets.  Donna and her son Josh Durham are perfectly paired business partners.

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What are weighted blankets?

Weighted blankets are made from 100% cotton fabric and contain polypropylene pellets in individual pockets for even weight distribution.  These blankets provide a sense of calming and comfort for patients of all ages and conditions and they work like a deep tissue massage by the pressure of the weighted blanket.  The blankets create serotonin in your body which eventually become melatonin, a natural sleep aid.




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The blankets are available in 38″ X 68″ in size and come in small (10 lbs), medium (15 lbs), or large (20 lbs).   The small weighted blanket is $150, the medium is $175, and the large is $195.  The children’s blankets are 58″ X 38″ and are $125.  All of the weighted blankets are machine washable.

Weighted blankets have been used with autism patients and are highly recommended by Donna who is a therapist.  Donna’s son Josh is a business management major and he handles all things web based!

Weighting Comforts partners with Sew For Hope.  Sew For Hope is a non-profit organization that provides sewing machines and sewing classes for International Refugees that have been resettled in Middle Tennessee.  This provides the refugees with the opportunity to make a living with artistry and skill.

The Weighting Comforts blankets are available in a variety or some beautiful prints and designs sure to appease you!   You can visit their shop here.  They are now offering blankets for children, too!   My favorites are the Charcoal and the Teal Medallion weighted blankets!



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They are so lovely!

You can follow Weighting Comforts on Facebook here, Twitter here, Pinterest here, and Instagram here.

Photos above used with permission.

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Ohuhu Leather Box

Product Review: Ohuhu Leather Jewelry Display Box

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This jewelry display box from Ohuhu Direct is a high quality leather box that includes 6 slots with individual pillows to hold watches or bracelets. The pillows are removable so you can use it to hold your rings and/or earrings if you so desire. The box features a clear glass window so that you can display your watches or jewelry…a great way to show off your treasures.

It comes with a lock and key. The watches and bracelets fit nicely around the pillow (both watches are women’s watches in my box) and the pillow helps prevent your jewelry from being scratched or damaged while being stored away. I love that this box has a glass display! As you can see in my photos…it makes a great display box! This product would be great for gift giving for anyone that would like to have their jewelry displayed at home.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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Blogging for Books: The Sweetapolita Bakebook-Rosie Alyea

I’ve been a fan of Rosie’s blog Sweetapolita for about a year now.  From my very first glance at her blog…I fell in love!  Ever since I can remember I’ve been baking for my family and friends.  It’s truly what I love to do.  I have quite a few hobbies that I love…baking and photography are my top favorites!sweetapolita 00

So needless to say I was highly anticipating the arrival of her first cookbook….The Sweetapolita Bakebook!!  Boy, what a surprise it was to see all the goodies in this cookbook.  Recipes galore!  Rosie includes her own beautiful photography work with each recipe.  The recipes are easy to follow and contain ingredients that are obtainable.  These sweets are imaginative, super creative, and most definitely will appeal to your sweet tooth!

Rosie shows us how to make homemade sprinkles, the basics of baking and different decorating techniques, yummy frostings and fillings along with recipes for cakes, cookies, and more!

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Some of my favorites that I intend to try out soon include the Coney Island Cheesecake with Cotton Candy Whipped Cream, Chalk-A-Lot Cookies with Edible Chalk, Watercolor Graffiti Cookies, Chalk-A-Lot Cake, Doodles & Daydreams Cake, Toasted Marshmallow Frosting, and Salted  Caramel.

SO much fun especially if you are feeling creative.  These recipes are great to get your kiddos (in my case…my nieces) to help out with.  They can show off their artistic side by helping to decorate the cakes and cookies!

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I received this book courtesy of Blogging for Books in exchange for a review.  All opinions expressed herein are my own.  

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Album Review-Venus by Joy Williams

Many of you may know Joy Williams as part of The Civil Wars-a four time Grammy-winning folk/rock duo, however, Joy was a solo artist way before The Civil Wars formed.  Joy’s beautiful, powerful, and very soulful voice can move mountains!


Joy Elizabeth Williams is an American singer-songwriter and even before the break up of The Civil Wars last August…Joy had been busy preparing for her new solo album Venus which is coming out on June 29th!

A moving on album so to speak. Joy’s new solo album is filled with songs that will get you up and moving (especially Woman {Oh Mama}) and singing right along.  Before I Sleep is her first single on the album and in my opinion is a great song to start off her newest solo album. It’s definitely a very catchy song and it portrays her folksy-rock roots very well.

I’ve got miles and miles to go before I sleep

Before I can feel anything

Before I’m free

Another one of my faves from Joy’s new album is Woman (Oh Mama).  You can watch the music video below and decide for yourself.  Woman (Oh Mama) has a great tribal beat and the lyrics are quite powerful.

Woman make, woman take
Woman see, woman breathe
Woman carries the burden all night
Woman always the one to be blamed
Woman shoulder the men of the nation
Woman free you from sorrow and shame

(Oh mama, oh mama oh mama, oh-oh)
We will show you when life begins
(Oh mama, oh mama oh mama)
(Oh mama, oh mama oh mama, oh-oh)
I am the Universe wrapped in skin
(Oh mama, oh mama oh mama)

Some of my other favorite songs on the album are Sweet Love of Mine, Until the Levee, and Welcome Home.

You can get Joy’s new album-Venus here on iTunes or here on Amazon.  Joy’s social media links are below.  Be sure to check those out and visit her website here to stay informed of upcoming tour dates!

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I was selected to participate in the Joy WIlliams Venus album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

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How to get rid of toxic odors for good + a Giveaway! #biocidesystems

Biocide Systems is a company that uses Cl02-DMG Technology to give you a maximum strength odor eliminator-killing odors permanently such as cigarettes/cigars, pet, urine, spoiled food, paint, fish, fire, flooding, trash, skunk, gasoline, mildew and mold, waste tank, and many more stubborn odors.

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They offer a Room Shocker, Liquid Shocker, Auto Shocker, RV Shocker, Marine Shocker, and a doggiCLEEN Skunk Spray-for people and pets!  These made in the USA products are safe to use in all automotive and home interiors-on hard and soft surfaces.  Prices range from $14.95 to $24.95.  You can purchase these products on their website here.  All items are backed by their money-back guarantee!

So…how does this revolutionary Cl02-DMG Technology work?

The Cl02 disposable micro generator is exclusively developed for Biocide Systems and the Bio-Shocker product line.  This technology makes the most effective industrial odor eliminating tool known as “Chlorine Dioxide”, aka Cl02.  All you have to do is just shake, add water and then walk away and let the CI02 do it’s magic.  It’s fast-acting and will eliminate odors in as little as 4 hours and depending on the severity of the odor you can let it work for up to 24 hours.  It’s non-toxic, eco-friendly, and 100% biodegradable!

I don’t smoke, but my love does…so we definitely needed the Auto Shocker for our car.  We let the Auto Shocker work it’s magic for 24 hours because it’s the one place other than the living room that he smokes constantly in.  We pulled the car into the carport and followed the instructions to get started.

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The results were ah-mazing!  The Auto Shocker uses a quick release Cl02 gas that eliminates severe odors permanently…it’s not just a masking agent.  It works like a fumigation bomb and reaches places that other products could never reach!  Each Auto Shocker is good for one vehicle of up to 250 cubic feet of interior space.

The ClO2 vapors will permeate the headliner, visors, seat cushions, glove compartment, carpet, floor mats and all nooks and crannies where odors get trapped. It will even clear out your HV/AC unit from mildew musty stale odors.

We also put the Room Shocker to use and are eager to purchase some more for other rooms in the house. The Room Shocker is good for one room of up to 400 square feet or floor space.   I used the Room Shocker in our bedroom.  It’s the one room where I won’t let Noah smoke in anymore so it needed the treatment for a fresh new start!  He’s smoked for years in the house so I was so excited to put this product to use and to see if it worked as well as the Auto Shocker.

 I’m very sensitive to smells…especially mold, mildew, smoke, and pet odors.  Smoke can leave an odor in your clothing, in your carpet, on your walls, and in the air.  Being a non-smoker I’ve never had this problem before, but Noah’s been a smoker since he was a teenager…and even though he has cut back quite a bit…the smoke residue does linger around the house.

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I’ve tried using candles, air fresheners, even using Febreeze daily but none of those eliminate the smoke odor…it just keeps on coming  back.  The Biocide Systems products work to eliminate the odor forever.  These products are single-use products that will take away odors and they are super  affordable and very easy to use!  The Biocide Systems products work to eliminate the odor forever.

It literally seeks out the odor causing molecules like a smart bomb and will permeate walls, curtains, mattresses, floors, ceilings, cushions, rugs and all nooks and crannies where odors get trapped.

After using the Room Shocker I walked in and could tell a world of difference!  It’s so nice to be able to breathe without smelling the smoke odor in the room.   It’s smells nice, fresh, and clean.  It’s been about a month and a half since we treated the bedroom and we still continue to have a fresh air scent in the room.

These products are not only used in homes and cars but also used by professionals in the hospitality and janitorial industries.  This is some powerful stuff!  I love that it’s safe and highly effective.

We highly recommend the Biocide Systems products and hope that if you have any kind of odor in your home you will consider checking them out.  I promise you will not be disappointed.

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I received these products for free courtesy of Biocide Systems in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  

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