Celebrate The Holidays In Style With Sun-Staches #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

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Sun-Staches are the greatest way to put a little humor in your holiday.  Three best friends brought their dream to life and with a little help from their appearance on Shark Tank, they’re doing better than ever.  I saw the episode that aired and instantly fell in love with Sun-Staches.  Since then I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some of these and there was no better time than this holiday season.

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Sun-Stache has plenty of holiday themed glasses that will totally change your face and turn you into whatever you can imagine.

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The Elf Sun-Staches were my daughter’s favorite pair and she picked those before anyone else could claim them.  She is really into elves and all things magical this holiday season so what better than to transform her into an elf herself?

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Both of my sons really loved the Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Sun-Staches.  My middle child (pictured above) wore his Sun-Staches to his holiday concert that the school put on and he was the envy of all the kids.  I had so many parents asking me where we got them!

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We also received the Santa Black Frames and Awesome Santa Sun-Staches and my husband and I can’t wait to wear them at our Christmas party this year!  My husband really likes the Awesome Santa ones and likes to wear them while driving just to get a laugh out of the other motorists.

Make sure you check out the wide range of Sun-Staches available and slip a pair into someone special’s stocking.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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Boardwalk Food Company Brings Friends And Family Closer Together #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

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Boardwalk Food Company has made it easy to create tasty treats that can be the highlight of any social gathering, no matter how big or small.  Simply add the beer of your choice to the pre-packaged mixes and you’ve got a super yummy treat!  Built around the principles of fun, family, and friends, Boardwalk Food Company is changing peoples lives by bringing them together.

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I got to try out a couple boxes of Boardwalk Food Company mixes and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how incredibly tasty they were.

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The Cinnamon Sugar Craft Beer Pretzel Mix was my favorite of the two.  I have a sweet tooth and these were great to satisfy that sweet craving.  Soft, yummy, cinnamon-sugary goodness that you create in your own home.  Although it’s a little more involved to make the pretzels than just mix and bake, the results are totally worth it.  In the picture collage above, the pretzels on the cookie sheet is mid-way through the process.  After making the dough you’ll drop each piece in simmering baking soda and water for 5-10 seconds until it floats, then you’ll bake them.  The end result was absolutely delightful!

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The Cornbread Craft Beer Popper Mix was also a nice little treat.  Boardwalk Food Company has simplified the complex process of a great cornbread and made it as easy as mix and bake for perfectly perfect cornbread.  This box mix is pretty versatile, you can make it a few different ways.  You can make little mini-poppers, muffins, or a loaf which is the way that I chose to prepare it.  Slices of fresh cornbread were perfect with our family dinner and was the most eaten item on the table that night.

If you’re worried about using the beer because children will be eating it as well, no worries, the alcohol cooks off and leaves a tasty product the whole family will love.  You can use any beer for best results, but you can use any carbonated beverage you’d like.  I used a beer that I’m sure most people have laying around, Bud Light.  You can’t go wrong no matter how you choose to make your Boardwalk Food Company mixes.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Holiday Gift Options From Tervis #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

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Earlier this year on a shopping trip in a Las Vegas mall, I came across Tervis cups and have been in love ever since.  Tervis is the only cup I’ve ever bought my husband that has held up to his rough torture (he’s a good old fashioned, hard working man).  When I got the chance to try out a couple Tervis cups I was so SOO excited!

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If you haven’t tried Tervis cups yet, what in the world are you waiting for?  Tervis drinkware is designed to keep hot drinks hotter and cold drinks colder than any other cup out there on the market.  Tervis cups are made in America and guaranteed for life so you can enjoy your beverages day after day.  I have to say the difference in my coffee temperature is amazing.  I used to drink my morning coffee quickly before it cooled down but now I have hours to sip on it leisurely and it has completely changed my coffee drinking experience.

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My husband has been a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan for as long as I can remember.  The Tervis Dallas Cowboys All Over Wrap cup was the perfect fit for my husband and I knew he’d love it.  He got a different print Tervis Dallas cup earlier this year and has used it for work every day since.  (Don’t mind the messed up lid in the picture.  This cup didn’t come with a lid so my husband has been using the lid from his other Tervis Dallas cup so he can drink his coffee while at work and not worry about spilling it on himself.)

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Isn’t this the most adorable cup you’ve ever seen?  This Tervis Plaid Squirrels cup is just the absolute cutest!  I have used this cup for both hot and iced coffee and it keeps both at the perfect temperature.  I love being able to take my beverages with me wherever I go and not worry about whether or not they’ll stay drinkable.  I got the turquoise lid to match and it goes with the design really well.

If you’re shopping for a great holiday gift this year make sure you check out all that Tervis has to offer.  There are even customizeable options for a truly personal gift.

 

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Keep Your Home Toasty This Holiday Season With the Ozeri Dual Zone Ceramic Heater #Review

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If you know me, you know my home is filled with various Ozeri goodies.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Dual Zone Oscillating Heater With Remote from Ozeri so of course I jumped at the chance to try it out.

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With the cold winter weather there’s no better time to try out a comfy space heater.  The Dual Zone Oscillating Ceramic Heater is made to provide heat quickly on a cold wintry night.  The programmable 12-hour timer is a really nice function so you can always be sure that you didn’t leave home leaving the heater turned on.  Our house isn’t the largest home, so the space saving design is really nice!  This heater replaced an old, bulky, energy sucking heating unit and I’ve never been happier.  One thing that I found really useful is the ability to independently control the top and bottom with various speed so you can get exactly the air flow that you want and where you need it most.

The intelligent thermostat is great for helping maintain the desired temperature.  The unit will automatically adjust the heat output according to the ambient temperature of the space and will automatically turn off once the desired temperature is reached.  Once the room falls a few degrees below the desired temperature the unit will kick back on and keep you comfy cozy all day/night long.  The Dual Zone Oscillating Ceramic Heater also doubles as a fan on warm spring/summer days.  I did test the fan briefly as I’m trying to heat my home not cool it, but the fan seemed to work pretty well and I can see it coming in really handy once the temperature outside starts to rise again.

I’m using this heater to keep a large (500-600 sq ft) space warm and it’s doing the trick quite nicely.  If you’re looking for a great heater to keep you warm I highly suggest the Ozeri Dual Zone Oscillating Ceramic Heater.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Beauty Gifts Every Woman Will Love #HolidayGiftGuide #Review #VendomeBeaute #CygalleHealingSpa

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Vendôme Beauté France is making waves in the cosmetic world.  The products offered are so much more than just costmetics!  Vendôme comes from numerous generations devoted to beauty and botanicals.  Each product  helps share the treasure of beauty that’s been perfected for the best experience you could hope for.  Now, with Vendôme’s Rosewater Infused Eyeshadow you can create a stunning look all your own.

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Each and every shade is just as captivating as the last.  These Rosewater Infused Eyeshadows are highly pigmented and finely milled to give an all around luxurious look , feel, and application experience.  With other brands of eyeshadow I really have to swirl the brush around to pick up a lot of color.  With Vendôme all I had to do was lightly tap the brush onto the eyeshadow and the color was AMAZING!  Mix and match any of the 33 shades the create unique gifts for each individual Vendôme girl.  I tried INCREDIBLY hard to capture the beauty of these eyeshadows but it was virtually impossible!  Each color really sparkles and is absolutely gorgeous!

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After a long day, there’s no better feeling than cleaning the day’s dirt and grime away and just getting back to fresh, clean skin.  The Cygalle Healing Spa has an amazing True Holistic Tropical Enzyme Peel that will totally rock your socks off.  This enzyme peel offers gentle exfoliation while effectively hydrating even the driest of skin.  With this one convenient product you can dissolve dead skin cells, remove toxins, reduce inflammation and soften skin.  Your skin will look fresher and brighter than ever!  No matter how sensitive your skin, Cygalle Healing Spa will revive your skin so you’ll always feel at your best.

Cygalle Healing Spa’s True Holistic line is food for your skin, literally.  Made with only the purest ingredients, the True Holistic line is committed to wholeness and purity while offering a healthy and sustainable approach to skincare.  Now you can really feel good about what you’re ‘feeding’ your skin.

Surprise that special woman on your holiday shopping list with the help of Vendôme and Cygalle Healing Spa.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Create Displayable 3D Works Of Art With IncrediBuilds #Review

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IncrediBuilds are a fun way to express yourself while having fun.  The IncrediBuilds collection features do-it-yourself, customizable, freestanding models that are sure to delight fans of all ages.  Each model is made of Earth-friendly, FSC-certified wood so you can feel good about the product you’ve purchased.  Each include step-by-step directions and coloring and crafting ideas.  No glue or tools necessary so little hands can easily put them together with no mess to clean afterwards.  Informative and interactive, both kids and adults can use these projects to explore their creativity and create unique, displayable art.

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There are lots of different licensed products available but Star Wars was absolutely the number one pick for my sons and my husband.

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The Millennium Falcon is easily the most recognizable ship from the Star Wars movies and it’s no surprise my husband was as eager as a child to get his hands on this set.  The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Deluxe Book And Model Set is perfect for any Star Wars fan.  You can build and color your own 3D Millennium Falcon and learn all about the classic Star Wars spacecraft in this deluxe book set.  The model is easy to assemble, snapping together to make a dynamic, displayable 3D version of this fan favorite.

 

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Another easily recognizable ship from the Star Wars episodes is the X-Wing.  With this X-Wing Deluxe Book And Model Set you can learn all there is to know about these versatile ships.  Learn everything from basic flight and weapons capabilities through to notable pilots, famous battles, and amazing behind-the-scenes secrets.  This one was also a snap to put together and my sons had a great time helping my husband assemble them.

These full color deluxe book and model sets make the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan on your holiday shopping list.  If that special someone you’re shopping for isn’t a huge Star Wars fan, you can check out all of the IncrediBuilds sets here.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Gifts The 21 And Over Crowd Will Love! #Review

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What better way for the 21 and over crowd to indulge this holiday season than with a tasty drink?  Luxco offers lots of great varieties to please all of your party guests no matter how simple or sophisticated their taste.  Luxco honors the past while looking to the future to put out the best product possible.

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Everclear is drink that I’m sure all of us have heard of.  Everclear is distilled from 100% selected grains, providing a neutral flavor profile along with a high proof.  Everclear has the unique ability to extract even the subtlest of flavors providing you with a clean slate, a blank canvas and endless potential.  Celebrate the holiday right with Cranberry Spice Moonshine made using Everclear.

CRANBERRY SPICE MOONSHINE

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
6 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
½ teaspoon whole allspice berries
2 whole nutmeg, quartered
3 cups apple cider
½ gallon cranberry juice
1 (750 ml) bottle Everclear®

Instructions:

  1. Roughly chop cranberries, combine with Everclear® in a large, sealable container.
  2. Steep one week in the refrigerator.
  3. Once steeped, combine cranberry juice, cider and spices in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit another 30 minutes or until cool.
  5. Strain both mixtures into a large, sealable container.
  6. Gift and enjoy responsibly. May be served warm or chilled.

Tips:
Please use caution when making this delicious holiday beverage. Everclear® is highly flammable, so it and the cranberry infusion should be kept away from the stovetop or other heat sources. Once it’s been diluted with the cranberry juice and cider mixture, it can be safely heated.

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If you plan on making Cranberry Spice Moonshine as a gift this holiday season, you can even print out these adorable Cranberry Spice Moonshine Gift Tags!

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Now THIS is my new favorite way to celebrate the holiday season.  The Ezra Brooks brand, which dates back to 1957 has been a part of Luxco’s portfolio since 1993.  This year Ezra Brooks introduced their seasonal Bourbon Cream and oh my goodness is it delicious!!  This new addition to the family has a buttery, caramel and toffee flavor with just a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon.  I am not typically the biggest bourbon fan but I could sip this stuff all day long, seriously!

No matter how you choose to indulge this holiday season, drink responsibly as always!  Let Luxco bring your holiday parties to life this year with Everclear and Ezra Brooks cocktails.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***