Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Congratulations to our recent winners:

while Angie Lilly was the lucky winner of The Caramel Jar's 1/2 lb Wax Bag of Fleur de Sel Caramels.

Yay! I hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day full of love. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Caramel Jar [review, giveaway]

Nicole is a full-time caramel maker, devoted to hand-crafting the yummy treats you will find at "The Caramel Jar". They are perfect for wedding favors, gifts, and of course to satisfy your own sweet tooth. I like that she uses eco-friendly candy wrappers as well as reusable mason jars for packaging these goodies. Green is always a plus. The Caramel Jar has quite the fantastic reputation and I am happy to finally be sharing a little about them with you. 




 I was sent a sampler to try out The Caramel Jar's best seller- their Fleur de Sel caramels. Take a look at the cute unbleached parchment paper wrapping!
Like all of The Caramel Jar caramels, these were created fresh and shipped promptly. Nicole recommends enjoying these within 7 days of receiving them, but I don't think anyone lasts that long. Personally, mine were gone within the same day (, half an hour). The organic Madagascar vanilla and Fleur de Sel salt are an extremely tasty combination. I much prefer chewy caramels over those boring hard ones you find at your local grocery store wrapped in gold tin- they are just so much more savory, and these have got to be the most delectable I have tasted. 
 There is something special about handmade delights, and Nicole has really got her mixture down wonderfully. These are indeed melt-in-your-mouth goodness, not sickly sweet; the brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness and flavor. I found myself taking teeny, gooey bites to make sure I savor every last piece. I know I will definitely be wanting to order some more!

 *1/2 lb Fleur de Sel Caramels in Eco Wax Bag from The Caramel Jar*

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- I follow your blog via google friend connect, Samy! The username that I used to follow you is: _______.
- One of my favorite items from The Caramel Jar is _______ because _______. 

- If I am the winner, you can reach me here: _______.

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OPEN: United States
ENDS: Feb. 11th @ 11:59 PM

Monday, January 17, 2011

CSN Stores [Pet Bed Review]

It is finally time to tell you all about another great product from CSN Stores! (If you missed it, you can find the recent teaser over here to find out more about what CSN Stores is about.) Today, I want to tell you a bit about the fantastic Country Dreams Pet/Dog Bed that Hunter and I reviewed. Hunter is my little dachshund boy and he was very excited to test his new sleeping area out.
The makers of the bed are General Cage. They design other various pet items as well, like crates and grooming supplies. This particular doggy bed comes in three sizes- 15", 22", and 25". We chose the medium one for this long Doxie.
Owning a pup that loves to play, but also tends to be rough with his toys (and past beds) is tough when it comes to finding durable equipment. This bed appeals to me because it is adorable (check out that paw print!) as well as comfortable and lasting. He hasn't even attempted chewing on the mixed wood frame. Underneath the cushion is an intertwined rope material that makes the bed flexible and cozy.
The head-board and foot-board were simple enough to attach and everything stayed together well after the few screws were twisted in. Another thing to love about this Country Dreams bed is the fact that is is slightly raised off of the floor. It keeps Hunter away from the hard tile and the coldness that comes with it.
 The fluffy bed cover you see is reversible. Choose either the fleece or the denim and switch whenever you please. I think the fleece is perfect for wintertime and the denim will be nice for warmer months. If you are a dog owner, you know the importance of washable items. The cushion can be easily removed to launder. The icing on top of this fabulous piece is that it is inexpensive. The General Cage Country Dreams Pet Bed is currently only $23.95 (+ $7.95 for a 22" or + $18.95 for the 25"). As with many CSN Store items, they are offering free shipping for this bed! Spoil your dog without sacrificing your wallet.

I hope you all enjoyed reading about this terrific CSN Stores product as well as the photos of my extremely satisfied dog. ;)