The Oriental Organic – Jasmine Green Tea

This Premium Jasmine Green Tea by The Oriental Organic comes in a 2.82 oz recyclable cylinder of loose leaf tea that makes upwards of forty cups, depending on your cup’s strength. I use one level teaspoon of the leaves and get a perfect cup every time. I drink mine plain, but you can easily use cream and sweetener according to your taste. This Jasmine feels wonderfully refreshing, hot or cold, so it is excellent no matter the season. I find it thoroughly delicious whether paired with something or on its own.

This tea is a Chinese origin Jasmine, grown organically in the mountains of the Yunnan province, where it is hand-picked. It is lead-free. Green tea is especially full of antioxidants which get rid of free radicals in your body for your continued good health.

The Oriental Organic offers a 60-day money back guarantee, so there is no risk.

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Should you wish to learn more about this Premium Jasmine Green Tea by The Oriental Organic, here is the Amazon product page.

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ULAKY “Wine A Bit, You’ll Feel Better” – Vinyl Wall Decal

This “Wine A Bit, You’ll Feel Better” Vinyl Wall Decal by ULAKY was perfectly packaged (wrapped in plastic and rolled over a styrofoam tube) so that it arrived unwrinkled and in pristine condition. It came with a helpful instruction sheet, so there are no worries that you will mess it up.

The decal has individual pre-cut elements that you can peel and apply to your wall or another predetermined area. The surface needs only be clean and smooth for successful application. Importantly, this sticker is removable and repositionable. It should not leave behind any sticky residue, either. That means when it outlasts its charm, you can just peel it off. It should not harm paint. The decal is environmentally friendly and non-toxic.

I would not hesitate to buy again from this company.

If you would like to have this ULAKY humorous wall decoration for yourself or as a gag gift for a loved one, here is the Amazon product page link.

If you would like to see my original review on Amazon, here is the link.

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I’m A Nut – California Raw Almonds 1 Lb -Whole,Unsalted, Shelled, Nonpareil Supreme Variety Resealable Bag

Eat these nuts right from the handy resealable one pound bag. Alternatively, maybe you are a more delicate flower (like myself) and select an elegant bowl. If you are the baking type, then these nuts will shine in home creations such as cookies or nut bread. 

Of course, nuts are a healthy snack in moderation, and these I’m A Nut whole, unsalted, shelled California raw almonds are no exception. The nuts have properties that lower both blood pressure and sugar, and cholesterol levels. Nuts are healthy fats, which are the best kinds to eat. Our bodies need high-quality fats, despite having been maligned. I’m A Nut is a snack that is high in lean protein, as well. I find a small handful will keep me from eating something unhealthy and tide me over until my next meal.

These nuts would be perfect for road trips and those on the go, as well as those who work at home and want to keep away from the kitchen. A dish on my desk keeps me from trouble. These would make an ideal addition to a Care package sent to a service person or a beloved student away at college.

I’m A Nut has some great nut products. My family has tried several of their varieties, and we have not been disappointed once; not when it comes to one of their packages or even on down to a single nut. They are particularly delicious and fresh tasting. Outstanding!

If you are interested in stocking this treat in your pantry, here is the Amazon product page link.

If you want to read my original review, then here is that link.

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Funny Glass Coffee Mug – By Creative Lifestyles

This Creative Lifestyles Funny Glass Coffee Mug’s listed capacity is 13 oz. However, 10 oz fills the receptacle nearly to the brim. The cup reasonably holds about 9 oz of liquid without much fear of spilling. About 8-10 oz is the perfect size for me, so the smaller size does not bother me.

The glass is quite thick. You will not burn your fingers handling your hot beverage. The handle holds all of my fingers if I want, but is most comfortable for me with three fingers inside the handle, while the thumb is on top and the pinky on the bottom for full support.

This mug is excellent for cocoa, coffee or tea. The imprint is repeated on both sides so that everyone can see the words. It shows off your funny side and just might strike a bit of trepidation in others so you can down a good bit of caffeine before they will start to bother you.

If the sentiment behind the words does not fit your personality, we all know someone like this in our lives, don’t we? 😊

I like glass mugs, as they conduct heat well. The drink keeps fairly hot alone, but I often use a beverage warmer to keep mine warm for an extended time.

The cup I received has a lettering placement that is slightly off from the vertical arrangement on the other side. It is just a few millimeters different, but it is noticeable at certain times.

The cup is food grade and has no BPA, as it is glass. Cleaning is easy whether you hand wash or put it in a dishwasher. I have done both without any problem. Microwaves are no problem for your glass, either. Personally, I have not done this, however.

This Creative Lifestyles Funny Glass Coffee Mug has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there is no risk.

Should you wish to get one for yourself or a loved one or coworker, here is the Amazon product page.

Here is my original Amazon review for your perusal. I hope you like it! 🙂

 

Lightlife’s Smart Dogs

I have tested a few brands of Veggie Hot Dogs over the years. These Smart Dogs by Lightlife stack up well against the other contenders in that class – which is where they belong– if you ask me.

They look like a hot dog, smell somewhat like one, but they do not cook up the same. On my low-fat kitchen counter grill, Smart Dogs bubble up oddly.

Honestly, this product will not likely wow meat eater or most kids. These, taste-wise, just do not have the flavor of a regular all-beef hot dog. The Smart Dogs are a bit more reminiscent of a turkey dog, perhaps. Adding the usual condiments to these and placing them in buns did nothing to make it seem more like the typical Frankfurter. In fact, the addition was a detraction in my opinion.

When I stopped trying to make them taste like all-beef hot dogs, then I enjoyed them much more. I made a suitable marinade for them consisting mainly of blended veggies. They were better when I thought of them as another entity entirely. I highly recommend a bit of experimentation. It was fun exercising a bit of creativity, too.

Bottom line, I would have given these Smart Dogs a 5 or 6 rating as a knockoff hotdog. As a healthier, lighter, non-meat product, I give it an 8 or 9. Maybe you have a family reunion or other event going on soon. Do not be afraid to offer these to Vegans, Vegetarians, or the health-conscious, etc.

These Lightlife Smart Dogs are good sources of protein, vegan-certified, and non-GMO. I love that these have healthier ingredients than do the castoffs of the meat-packing industry! I rarely eat hot dogs for concern for quality and safety. #AD #GotItFree #Healthier #Lightlife #SmartDogs #SocialNature

 

Funny “Go Away” Coffee Mug

I like this “Go Away” Coffee Mug a good deal. This is a large mug. It holds 13 oz of beverage, but you would have to fill it to the very rim. Personally, that is not my habit. I tend to fill this cup with 10 oz of coffee, which is roughly the amount of liquid showing in the product picture. For me, this is a good amount of beverage. I drink slowly, so a hot drink filled all the way to the brim would get cold by the time I finished.

With durable, thick-walled glass, it feels substantial. The humorous message is on both sides so that all can see it. It would be perfect as a gift for someone who works in the public service industry, for instance. This glass is dishwasher and microwave safe.

If I were to suggest anything, it would be that the handle might be a bit more spacious so that all my fingers might fit into the handle. All in all, the “Go Away” Coffee Mug makes for a charming conversation starter.

If you want to order one for yourself or that decidedly non-morning person in your life, here is the Amazon product page.

Here is my original Amazon product review. I hope you find it helpful. 🙂 #AD #DISC

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Dulce Cocina Bamboo Coasters [6]

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Pros:
These six Dulce Cocina Bamboo Coasters arrive in a handy holder. They are attractive and inviting to use. I prefer bamboo when possible for its sustainability. The look is quite cool. If you are one who likes large drinks, these are an ample size for even a huge thermos. My favorite use for them is to set under my bamboo essential oil diffusers. They protect my tables from leaks and spills with their ample grooves and look stellar, being bamboo as well.

Cons:
The disks, being bamboo, are lightweight. They are also slippery. They could slide off a table. The surface makes me overly concerned with the way I set a glass down, lest it tips over.

Here is the Amazon product page if you are interested in getting a set of these quality bamboo coasters for yourself.

 

Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker

This Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker has a stainless steel body design. It is durable and sturdy and should be around for years. The Aicok is also BPA free.

The machine is compatible with Keurig’s 10oz coffee pods. I have been enjoying many cups now with no issue. I used to have a Keurig maker in the past, but I gave it away to a loved one. It is surprising to me how much I like having one again. It is incredibly handy! I save money often by using a reusable pod filled with coffee my family enjoys.

The size of this machine is so compact that I am toying with the idea of putting it on my desk for even more convenience. At only 8.5 x 4.9 x 9.1 inches and not even 2.5 pounds, it’s got a small enough footprint for sure for all but the tiniest desks. I still love my French press, but this is excellent for those times that only one person wants coffee. If we both do not want coffee, we generally will not make a pot, as we do not want to waste any. This way, we get coffee whenever we like regardless whether the other person is in a java mood.

The cartridge is removable and is top rack dishwasher safe, which makes it easy to keep it pristine. I would not use the sterilizer cycle to be on the safe side, however. It is a definite plus to me that most of my travel mugs fit s

The one button operation makes it simple for even the most bleary-eyed to make their morning brew. This machine has an auto-shut off and protection against overheating. It is UL certified.

The Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker has a 100% guarantee, as well as a 24-month manufacturer warranty, so there is no risk.

If you are interested in getting your own compact coffee brewer, here is the Amazon product listing.

Should you wish to see my original review, it is here. I hope you find it helpful :-).

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Kicking Horse Coffee, Ground, 10oz

 

This Kicking Horse Coffee, Dark Roast, Ground, 10 oz is the real deal. It is darker than most coffees I have had in the last several months, yet it has delightfully smooth, too. For me, that is a winning combination.

It arrives in a fold-down, resealable package. It was fresh I could tell when opening the bag. The scent was earthy AND heavenly. The taste is full-bodied. It is the perfect eye-opener for my family and me. Already ground, you are one step closer to your morning jolt of java.

Kicking Horse is Kosher and Certified Organic & Fair Trade coffee. These shade-grown Arabica beans are roasted 3,000 feet above sea level, near the Columbia River. The people behind Kicking Horse have been doing this for nearly 20 years, and it shows in this blend. I would say without qualification that it stands out proudly as one of the top three on my list of favorite tasting coffees ever. Good company!

 

The Kicking Horse Amazon product page is here for your perusal over coffee.

My original Amazon review is here if you are at all interested. I hope it is helpful.  🙂31GQx+GAy3L

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re Purrfect Fur Me | Premium 11oz Coffee Cup

It Makes My Day!

This cup is adorable! I received it before Valentine’s Day, and it made the day more enjoyable no matter my relationship status. I like the message. There is no perfect person, but there can be someone who is perfect for you, nevertheless.

The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. The cup is durable ceramic. I measured; it holds eleven ounces of your favorite beverage. I like white cups for coffee or tea, as the light color makes it easier to tell that my coffee will be to my liking. 🙂

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If you are interested in purchasing this cute coffee cup, here is the link. My Amazon review is here.

Happy sipping!