Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Money saving thermostat

Have you ever wished for a smart thermostat? You know, when you get to work and realize you didn't remember to turn down the heat and no one will be home until super late that night?   Honeywell sent us their Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat for this review.  This thermostat is easy to install and quick to register.  ...

What is Kombucha and Why Should I Drink it

Home Brew Kombucha

What is Kombucha and Why Should I Drink It? I always get excited when I know a package is being delivered.  But, when I got my tracking information from GetKombucha.com for my Kombucha Continuous Brewing Kit, I obsessively tracked the package.  Dave at GetKombucha.com is a wicked upbeat guy who loves to share the benefits of ...

Portable Ice Maker is Great for Camping (Luma IM200SS) #Giveaway

Luma Ice Maker IM200SS

Aportable ice maker may not be What Every Camper Needs but it is a great luxury item for summer camping.   We are so excited to add this ice maker to our camping packing list.  Yes, camping! We also have found that this ice is great for making smoothies. The ice is clear, odorless and easy to chew!  ...

Turtle Bread Vegan Bread Recipe

vegan Turtle Bread

This Vegan Bread Recipe is part of a review of Mayim's Vegan Kitchen: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from my Family to Yours.  These turtle breads are adorable, a conversation starter AND totally plant based, so that also means they are egg and dairy free.  Perfect for a holiday meal! From Mayim’s Vegan Table: ...

Camping lanterns and campfire tongs

What Every Camper Needs

This camping lanterns and Campfire Tongs review post is brought to you by our friends at Snow Peak and Campfire Tongs. When we go camping we have loads of fun hiking, biking, swimming and just being outdoors.  Some of the best camping memories are made when the sun goes down and the campfire gets started.  Campfire ...

Peanut Butter Lover’s Vegan Muddy Buddy Recipe #Linky #Recipe #Vegan

Peanut butter muddy buddy snack

When Bell Plantation sent me some samples of their powdered peanut butter, PB2, I got to thinking about some fun recipes to use it in.  So far it has been used in smoothies, a Thai peanut sauce and this highly addictive vegan muddy buddy recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup creamy organic peanut ...

What Every Camper Needs: All-Weather Sleeping Bag #giveaway

Teton Sports Camping Gear

I am excited to start a new series called, What Every Camper Needs. This all-weather sleeping bag review post is brought to you  by our friends at Teton Sports. Camping is a great way to relax, unwind and connect with nature. When camping is mentioned it can evoke very different reactions from people.  Some people camp on mountain tops, ...

The Minecraft Guide For Parents #giveaway 3 winners #minecraft

The Minecraft Guide For Parents

My son has been playing Minecraft for well over a year.  Since he started playing I have felt as if he is often speaking a different language.  I needed help and along came The Minecraft Guide for Parents, Down-To-Earth Advice for Parents of Children Playing Minecraft from Peachpit Press written by Cori Dusmann.  The day ...

Cuisinart Perfec Temp® 14-Cup Coffeemaker Great for Hosting

cuisinart perfec

Cuisinart sent me their Perfec Temp 14-Cup Coffeemaker to try out.  It is amazing now much the temperature that coffee is brewed at can change the flavor and the entire coffee drinking experience.  We were used to a bland brew from our old maker.  This Cuisinart Perfec Temp Coffeemaker brews a wonderful and hot cup ...

Vegan Recipe: Chocolate Date Nut Lollipops

Vegan Date Nut Lollipops Vegan cookies

I love the people at BenBella Books, they always send me the best cookbooks.  The latest book I received was Jazzy Vegetarian Classics by Laura Theodore.  Laura puts a vegan twist on American Family favorites.  This book would be a great gift for anyone, not just vegans because the recipes are so good. From the Publisher Classic ...