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Valentine’s Gift Idea{Lime Tree Cove}+ Giveaway

Last week we had the pleasure of posting our review of a few products from Lime Tree Cove. If you are looking for something a little bit different for gifts for this Valentine’s Day then look no further then Lime Tree Cove. They have a great line of barware, cocktail spices and sugars, gift baskets, and the Barmaid Drink Rimmer. My husband would love to receive a gift from them and I am sure it would make Valentine’s Day a bit more fun;) This week they are back with a wonderful giveaway!

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{Lime Tree Cove}

Have you ever wanted to get that perfect line of the perfect amount of salt or sugar around the rim of your glass without waste any or making a mess?  Lime Tree Cove can help.  They have a great line of barware, cocktail spices and sugars, gift baskets, and the Barmaid Drink Rimmer.

Lime Tree Cove began when founder Tim McCaffery was asked by his fiancee if he could re-salt her margarita glass; he developed the Barmaid Drink Rimmer.  You simply wet the rim of your glass with a fruit slice, and then press the button as you move it around the rim. 

We got a chance to review the Barmaid and the Margarita Fiesta Sampler.  It’s easy to use and you can control the amount of cocktail spice that you get on the rim.  You get perfectly rimmed glass with no mess and no waste.  I love it.  It’s totally fun to use and neat to make awesome looking drinks.  And if you sip all the salt or sugar off before you finish your drink, putting more on is no problem.

I love the cocktail spices that they have.  We got to try the Margarita Fiesta Sampler and it’s awesome. It’s got sea salt, lemon sugar, spicy chili salt, and tangy lime salt (my favorite). The best part is being able to make the fancy-restaurant looking drinks at home.  They’ve got tons of great spices including sampler packs and even a Valentine’s Day set that includes Chocolate Raspberry Sugar and Cinnamon Cocktail Sugar.  The next one that I want to try is the Sweet Mint Cocktail Sugar (sounds like it would be awesome on the rim of a mojito) You can also find tons of great recipes on their site like watermelon margarita, mulled cider, and blackberry mojitos and lots more.
Lime Tree Cove’s items would make awesome gifts or hostess gifts or would make your next party awesome.

You can connect with Lime Tree Cove on facebook or twitter or stop by their website.

 
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{Amazing Clubs}

I love finding the perfect gifts, but sometimes that can be tough. We have discovered a gift club company that makes it easy. It’s called Amazing Clubs. The offer over 30 different clubs with 3, 6, and 12 month memberships and seasonal memberships (or if it’s a gift for yourself you can sign up for a month-by-month renewable membership).

Some of their 30 different clubs are: chocolate club, beer club, wine club, flower club, hot sauce club, teddy bear club, necktie club, pizza club, dog treat club, cookie club and many many more.  We got a chance to try a month’s selection of chocolate club and the wine club, and both are amazingly good. I’ll tell you about what we received, however, each month the people at amazing clubs carefully make a new selection that meets their high standard of quality. Judging my the awsome selections we recieved, their standard of quality is very high!

     

The chocolate was an awesome assortment of gourmet truffles with delicious ganache center of various flavors. Very yummy! The chocolate arrived packaged with an ice pack that kept them in great condition and included a description of the contents.  Anyone who likes chocolate would be thrilled to receive this!

The wine included a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from Veritas Winery in Macedonia, Greece and a 2008 Chardonnay from Grimaldi Vineyards in Piedmont, Italy. Both are of excellent quality and the newsletter that was included gave a desciption of the fermenting process for each and information about the wineries that they came from. They were packaged very nicely in bottle shaped inserts that protect them during shipping.

For Gift Club Members, each shipment comes with a members-only monthly newsletter that is specific to that club with fun facts and information about the monthly selections. For example, this month’s chocolate newsletter included descriptions of the yummy truffles and an amazing chocolate milkshake recipe!

Amazing Clubs says that they have over 500,000 satisfied customers and offers 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You won’t believe some of the different clubs that are available – you can surely find the perfect gift for someone on your list (or even for yourself). With Amazing Clubs you can give great gifts to your friends or family and, as their website says, “Make Them Smile Month after Month.”   I love that!

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{Snapware 2 Layer Cupcake & Cookie Carrier}+Giveaway

I love products that make my life more clean and organized. It is a huge task in my home to keep everything clutter free. I often find myself shuffling things from one container to another without any real purpose or design. I was so excited to learn about Snapware and their line of products that are designed to organize your life. With everything from food and home storage containers and even products to manage your pet and craft products.

I was totally stoked to to be able to try their 2 Layer Cupcake & Cookie Carrier. When it arrived we wasted no time in created some yummy treats to store in it. Before Snapware i was making cupcakes and then storing them in my dreadful baking pans with foil over the top. I had to have at least three of these to store a full batch of cupcakes. My cats and kids had no problem making their way to the counter top only to rip the foil and steal a lick of frosting. With Snapware i do not have to worry about that. The 2 layer carrier can hold 24 cupcakes and keeps them fresh. I am able to store cookies, quarter sheet cakes, cupcakes and more with my carrier. With just a snap i have a two layer carrier that is brilliant to transport and is perfect for cupcake day at school and will be awesome for parties and picnics. This is going to be great as we get closer to the holidays for all those holiday treats you are going to make.

Snapware makes it easy to organize your home and your life. I love that all their products are affordable and durable! You can get this same Cupcake carrier on their site for only 27.99. Do join the Snapware Family and get exclusive offers and discounts. Its free and fast. So start enjoying the benefits of the Snapware Family.

Here is a little from Snapware
Helping you organize your life is the driving force behind every product Snapware develops. From food and home storage containers to the garage and beyond, Snapware has a container that will help you store, serve or transport your perishable and household items.

We figure if we help you declutter your life, you’ll be able to spend more time on the things that matter the most to you. Like taking your kids to the park, curling up with that book you’ve been saving or going out to dinner with your spouse or best friend.
Our pledge to you is that we will continue to develop new organization solutions to help you simplify your life so that you can experience more of life’s special moments.

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{VerTerra Dinnerware}+Giveaway 5 Winners

I often use disposable lunch and dinnerware for quick meals and snacks. We use a good amount of them in our home for the kids. But when i have company or parties and get togethers i over often head for my nicer plates. It always ends up the same, with me washing dishes. I guess i never really considered disposable dinnerware to be attractive and functional. Boy was i wrong. I was able to review a few items from VerTerra that prove that disposable dinnerware that is stylish does exist. No more running right to my best dishes when entertaining. I am running right to my VerTerra Dinnerware and enjoying more time with my company and less on dishes.

The plates are not only smart and functional but actually made from fallen leaves. They’re non-toxic, biodegradable, compostable, durable, lightweight, convenient. I will enjoy having company over and using them knowing that i am being friendly to the earth. They are large enough to serve a great meal and are completely microwave and oven safe. They are brilliant.  I was also able to try out the bowls. And with all same features as the plates they are great for salads, sides and more. I love how convenient and functional they are why still staying beautiful and earth friendly. They are sure to be a hit with holiday entertaining and i am excited to show them off. You can see where to buy them on their website.


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{Tassimo Iced Coffees}

As you know from my post on the Tassimo Home Brewing System, my family loved the coffee, lattes, and hot chocolate that you can make with it. We have also tried the tea since that post, and it was great too.  My kids have even been making “decaf-coffee vanilla lattes” and they love them.  If you don’t already have a Tassimo, summer may just be the time to get one. What? Coffee? It’s 100 degrees here today!

Yep, coffee – iced coffee to be more precise. Tassimo just sent us a sample of their new line of iced coffee t-discs to use the their brewing systems. We tried the Gevalia Kaffee Black Iced Coffee and the Sweetened Iced Coffee.

I enjoyed the Sweetened Iced Coffee. You just put some ice in a larger sized mug and brew the normal way and the machine takes care of the rest.  I think I’ll try my next cup with a little flavored creamer.  It’s the perfect iced coffee for a hot Summer’s day, without having to make the trip to the coffeehouse.

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{Reduce} Summer Carnival Giveaway

During the summer our family is always outdoors in the heat. Making sure everyone is hydrated is always on my mind so i find myself loading the cooler with drinks and water bottles for the kids. While making sure my family is hydrated is very important, so is reducing the waste on our planet. Reduce is making that easier for me to do that with WaterWeek kids Eco-friendly bottles. Instead of packing up plastic water bottles i fill up a few of the WaterWeek Kids bottles and bring them with us.

They are the perfect size for kids and the fun designs makes them a hit. My kids love them and use them everyday. I love that they are dishwasher and freezer safe and they can be stored neatly in the fridge tray they come with. They are perfect for school, picnics,walks, sports or anywhere. WaterWeek bottles are also available for the grown ups in fun and modern designs. And for even more ways to reduce your impact on the earth you can visit Reduce for even more Eco-friendly products for your home and family!

You can also read our review on the adult WaterWeek as well as a review for their Melaboo products.

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SodaStream

One lucky STM reader will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value.) It includes the winner’s choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice.

We love soda in our home, and of course the kids love it. So when our SodaStream arrived we wasted no time in making soda. It comes out of the box and sets up really easy. We tried the Tea and Cola and the first day were amazed at how good it taste. The kids enjoyed it and loved helping make it! Our system came with everything you need to make and enjoy soda.  The system blends in well with my kitchen and gets many questions as to what it is. I have had fun making soda for guests as they watch their soda being made. This is a great system that is fun and easy to use and has over 30 flavors available. You can purchase your own system starting at 89.95.

Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you’ll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.

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Zuvo Water Purator Review

Concerned about the safety of your tap water? Tired of spending tons of money on bottled water, while feeling guilty about the effect of all those plastic bottles have on the environment? I know I am!
Zuvo has sent me one of their Zuvo water purators Model ZPS130 Brushed aluminum metal finish to review. I drink a lot of water, up to two gallons per day. I have been really excited about trying a product that reduces potentially unhealthy contaminants in my family’s drinking water without compromising great taste.

They are available in under the counter models and above the counter models. I chose the above counter system. It sits up on the counter and connects to the faucet. I would normally choose something that could be hidden, but the sleek style of the Zuvo Water Purator fits in perfect in my kitchen. It was fast to install and before we knew it we were seeing the Zuvo Water Purator in action. You can see it working, and the kids love to watch it. If you install under the sink, I imagine you would spend a lot of time with the cabinet open so you can watch it. It delivered fresh filtered water right to my tap. There was minimal noise from the unit. The water tastes fresh and delicious.

According to the company, The Zuvo Purator, uses a five step process that consists of ozonation, UV Light Exposure, photo oxidation, carbon filtration, and dual-pass UV. I don’t pretend to understand the details of all that, but what I do understand is the great taste of the water that comes out.

When it comes to the water that my family drinks, I am concerned about the quality, the cost, and the impact on the environment. Zuvo passes the test in all three areas. The cost seems a bit steep at first, but overtime, it works out to be cheaper than buying bottled water (I didn’t do the math on that one, but you can see the cost breakdown per year on the Zuvo website). As far as quality, it tastes great. And I love the fact that we are not using all of those plastic water bottles anymore!

I don’t imagine it would install well on a sprayer-type faucet so you might want to take that into consideration and get the under counter version with the butler faucet or ask about other options. My other consideration with water filters is always filter cost. According to the Zuvo website http://www.zuvowater.com/ , the filter needs to be replaced every 500 gallons or every 6 months and costs about 30 dollars. And with every purchase one is included and the company will supply your first refill filter for free. Doesn’t seem too bad to me. Overall, I was very pleased with the Zuvo water purator.

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