Making Iced Cappuccino At Home Saves Money

Making your own Iced Cappuccino at home can save you a lot of money. If you go to a coffee shop you are talking close to 5 bucks a pop, or more. That adds up to a whole lot of money. If you only get one a week that is still a minimum $20 a month.  Over a year that adds up a really nice pair of boots ($240).A box of Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix.

On the other hand, if you get some Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix and make your own drinks, you will only be spending about $1.25, which adds up to $5 a month, or $60 a year. Huge difference.

They sent me a box of each flavor to try. I’m not sure which one I like best because they are all good. I’m sort of leaning toward the Original, but the French Vanilla is really good, and I even liked the Caramel. My husband liked the Caramel the best.

Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Pouches.

These are really easy to make too. Just put a cup of ice in your blender, add a fourth of a cup of milk, and the pouch of cappuccino mix, and blend.

They are GOOD! I could get addicted easily. If I do at least it will be cheaper than a coffee shop.

You can order them online at target.com, amazon.ca, the Blender Boyz website, and several other locations.

The pouches of drink mix do not have to be refrigerated, and you can buy them in sets of 24 boxes of the same flavor, or combo packs that include all three flavors.

If you own a restaurant, diner, or café, you can buy in bulk for wholesale prices. Blender Boyz make it so easy to make drinks that any employee can do it.

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I received a free product to review.

Have A Lot Of Broken Glasses In Your Past?


I do. I don’t even want to try to count how many I broke all by myself. I have had to replace several of the glass tumblers we use this past year.

That is one reason I really like this Plastic Tumbler Set from Scandinovia. They won’t break! Not without you stomping on them or running them over with the car.

Scandinovia tumbler.They are a small enough for kids to use at 8oz but also big enough for other people. They come in sets of four and are different colors.

Scandinovia Tumblers in the box.The colors are blue, yellow, pink, and green. There was one to match each bathroom, and my kitchen. So right now I’m using them in the bathrooms for rinsing after brushing.

The green matches my big bath and the yellow matches the guest bath. That leaves two for any grand-kids or guests who need an unbreakable glass.

Tumbler from Scandinovia.

I like that these do not really feel like plastic. They have some heft to them like regular glasses.

You can wash them in the dishwasher or by hand, and they stack easily.

These would be a great gift for anyone with kids, and they come in a really nice box.


I received a free or discounted product to review.

Need Your Coffee To Stay Hot On The Way To Work?


Insulated Water Bottle from Futurespace Tech.This stainless steel insulated water bottle from Futurepace Tech will keep your coffee hot for up to 8 hours. Of course it will work just as well for any hot beverage, if you are one of those strange folks who like to drink hot tea.

I’m from the south so much more into iced tea. This water bottle can handle that too. It will keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

I love this water bottle. It is pretty, and it is also the best quality water bottle I have ever had. It is really nice.

It feels good when you are holding it.

My hand holding my insulated water bottle from Futurspace Tech.And of course you look good when you are drinking from it. Some of us more or less than others.

Selfie of me drinking from the Futurespace Tech bottle.I never tried to take a selfie while taking a drink before. It isn’t easy. And my hair was a mess. The bottle does look good though don’t it?

I have carried it around for more than a week now. It has gotten bumped on the counters, knocked into the floorboard of the car, and forgotten. I did eventually go looking for it. The water was still cold when I found it a few hours later. I have not left it out to see if it actually stays cold for 24 hours but I see no reason to think it won’t.

It has not dripped, or leaked, or sweat on me yet either. I did mention that I love this bottle right?

It is made of food grade stainless steel, and has two layers. The lid is BPA free and the bottle does not have a plastic lining.

It is sold on Amazon.com and you can buy it on the U.S. website or the U.K. website and has a 100% money back guarantee.

Please follow Futurepace Tech on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube.

I received a free product to review.

Good Cocoa Makes Great Fudge


Ultra Dark Cocoa from FineNaturals.I love fudge. I don’t care if I need it or not, I still love fudge.

Ultra Dark Cocoa Powder from FineNaturals makes some really great fudge. It does matter what other ingredients you put in (organic butter and milk is best- just saying), but having some really good cocoa to go with other good ingredients does make a difference.

This cocoa powder makes some good chocolate milk too. Or hot chocolate. I’m looking forward to using it for hot chocolate this winter.

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder from FineNaturals.

I haven’t used it for baking yet, but it should be great for chocolate cakes, or brownies too. I’m thinking about making a fudge cake for Thanksgiving this year, and I have the best cocoa for it already.

FineNaturals says that this cocoa is made from Criollo, which is the rarest and richest variety of cocoa, and was sourced from plants grown at high altitude, which makes it even better.

The company says the cocoa powder is non-GMO, gluten free, and vegan friendly.

It does taste really wonderful, and I am loving it.

I did have to take the powder out of the original package. It is supposed to be resealable, but I could not get it to seal up again, so I put it over in a a container with a lid.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Calling All Root Beer Lovers!


Root Beer of the Month.I have had a root beer occasionally all my life. About 15 years ago I developed a real love for it. These days I drink it instead of other soda if it is available.

I had no idea there were so many different brands.

Apparently there are small bottlers all over the place.

I got to try the new 6-Pack Variety Root Beer Of The Month Club. You get one 6-Pack with 6 different brands of Root Beer each month.

So you would end up trying 72 different brands if you stayed in for a year.

Or you could get the 12-Pack per month option, if you wanted more than that.

They do have a regular Root Beer Of The Month Club too. In that one you just get a 6-Pack (or 12-Pack) of the Root Beer of the Month. Each month is a different Root Beer.

I really wish I lived close to one of the stores so I could go in and buy this. I would stay in the club myself if the shipping cost wasn’t so high. I liked every one of the root beers they sent.

The 6-Pack of Root Beer sent to me.My 6-Pack included a Bulldog Root Beer Soda, Frostie Vanilla Root Beer Soda, Hippo Root Beer Soda, Moose Wizz Root Beer Soda, Old Soaker Root Beer Soda, and River City Root Beer Soda.

My favorite of those was the Hippo. I don’t know why. My husband liked the Vanilla Frostie best. All of them were good.

If you are near one of their stores (Redmond, Lynnwood, Puyallup, Tacoma) you should definitely stop by and check it out. And if you are gonna be coming to Arkansas, bring me some Root Beer!

Of course if you have the money to pay for shipping, this club is a great way to try out new brands. It would also make a great gift for anyone who loves root beer.

Please check out their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter too.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Take Your Coffee With You!


16oz Double Wall Mugs.I don’t care how late you are, don’t go out without your coffee! Just use one of these 16oz Double Wall Mugs to take it with you.

If you are anything like me, no one is gonna want to have anything to do with you if you haven’t had your coffee.

If you are one of those amazing people who doesn’t need coffee in order to be approachable in the morning, then you can carry soda, or tea, or even soup for lunch in them.

The handles are easy to hold onto, and the lid screws in so it won’t pop off and spill everything on your lap while you’re drinking.

Double Wall Mug.It has a little flip top that covers the drinking hole, that clicks into place, and stays there till you move it.

The liquid inside will stay the same temperature for a long time, since the mug has double wall vacuum insulation. The outside temperature does affect that. It has been below freezing here so if you put something hot in the mug and leave it outside, it will get cold after a while, just not near as quick as a regular lidded cup.

It is big enough to hold enough soup for my husbands lunch too, which is something I really like, and since there are two of them in a box, one can be used for soup and the other for the drink. Great combo!

I am happy with them.

I received a free product to review.

Keep Your Beverages Cool – Get Some Slap Koozies!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Picture of Slap KooziesI jumped at the chance to review another Slap Koozie because I loved the one I reviewed two years ago.

I still have it. As you can see it is a bit worm about the edges and in need of cleaning(again) but is still in excellent condition despite being used every single day since I got it.

Picture of my old Slap Koozie.I wanted to do another review so I could tell everyone how well the old one held up. And of course it is nice to have another one so my hubby can have one to use too.

The new one is black which he likes better than the red.

Picture of the new Slap Koozie on a bottle of Root Beer.You can get them in several other colors including red and green. You can get just about anything printed on the Slap Koozies including pictures. So they can be used as promotional items for your business or club if you want.

These would be great for parties! Especially outdoor BBQ parties in the middle of the summer. They can be used to keep beverages warm too. Or for holding cups that are too hot to touch with your bare hands.

If you have kids they might consider them fun toys as well. Even an adult can have a bit of fun slapping them onto things and straightening them back out.

If you would like the chance to try one out for yourself you are in luck! Great Online Promotions is giving a Slap Koozie to one of my wonderful readers! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and all you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder By KissMe Organics Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Picture of a package of organic green tea power from KissMe Organics.

Organic Matcha is culinary grade Green Tea Powder. It is distributed by KissMe Organics and is USDA Certified Organic.

This means that NO harmful chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides have been dumped on the plants.

Which is a really good thing because no matter how good something is for you if it also contains chemicals that are bad for you…you really are not making much improvement. Starting with Organic tea plants is good.

Green Tea is supposed to be really good for you. It contains antioxidants that can help improve memory and overall health. It can also boost the metabolism to help with weight loss.

The package of Matcha Green Tea Powder comes with an electronic recipe book that has over 50 different recipes and suggestions for incorporating Matcha into your daily diet.

Matcha Recipes eBook.

There are recipes for smoothies, deserts, breads, dips, and soups. There are lots of ways you can use the powder.

I mostly just put it in my drinks. It goes pretty well in plain black coffee though some people (my hubby) say it is too bitter.  A little honey fixes that and you can add milk too.

I have also added it to a milk and honey drink which was really good. I like to have it in the morning to help get my day started.

If you are needing an energy boost and improved focus or just want to add some healthy antioxidants to your diet then you should definitely order some Matcha Green Tea Powder which is only available on Amazon.com.  It comes in a 4oz package which lasts quite a while (depends on how much you use of course).

The recipe book is an electronic product and is sent separately to your email address.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

TEAS’ TEA Green Tea from ITO EN Review

TEAS’ TEA Green Tea from ITO EN Review

TEAS’ TEA green tea is really good. This is only the second bottled green tea that I have had. I got some once out of a machine somewhere that was really really sweet and I didn’t like it.

The company sent me  two bottles of tea which came in a pretty blue tote. It is perfect for carrying books to and from the library! Of course I should use it for shopping and I might do that too.

Each bottle of tea was a different flavor and I liked both of them. My husband liked the Mango Oolong Tea. He just barely let me have a taste of it. I should have hidden it before he got home but I forgot!

The other bottle was Jasmine Green Tea and was unsweetened. It was really good. And I got to drink it all by myself!

This is a premium tea. GMO free. All natural with natural cane sugars. No artificial flavorings.

TEAS’ TEA was selected by Whole Foods Market Wellness Club, an initiative by Whole Foods Market to pre-select products good for your health to help WFM shoppers make sound purchasing decisions for optimum wellness.

Teas of all kinds have been used for years to help calm the stomach and treat colds. As well as just to help warm up and keep alert. In the past few years research has shown that tea has many health benefits. Especially green teas.

Research has shown that tea contains strong antioxidants that may help prevent cancers and tumors as well as other ailments. Some links to further information you can check out :

Medicine Net : Health Benefits of Tea

Journal of the American College of Nutrition: The Role of Tea on Human Health: www.jacn.org/content/21/1/1.full.pdf

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Tea drinking and bone mineral density

Tea USA

ITO EN is thIto En green teae maker of TEAS’ TEA. They have several different flavors besides the ones I tested. There are Country Peach, Crispy Apple, Blueberry Green, Lemon Black, and Mint Green as well as some sampler packs you can get.

You can buy traditional bottled tea on their site too.  And you can get  tea bags and loose tea.

They are on Twitter and Facebook and they offer coupons!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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