Gourmet Gift Baskets: Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate Review + Giveaway
If there is one way to describe me, nostalgic comes to mind. I love to see things from my youth, and have began a collection of old toys and advertisements.
One thing that always reminds me of my childhood is candy. I remember when I was young, my father would take me to breakfast each weekend, and while he sat and chatted with friends, I would go over to the general store in the same center and purchase a couple of pieces of candy. My choices were usually items that would give me more candy, for less cost.
When I was recently contacted by GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and took a little time to peruse their website, I was immediately struck with gift inspiration – the first thing that caught my eye was the Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate.
The Ginger People: Ginger Rescue & Arjuna Bar Review and Giveaway
Let’s be honest, we all live stressful lives and sometimes that stress manifests into stomach issues. Most medicines that are made to help stomach issues are harsh and have less than positive side effects.
Since me and concept of nausea are very familiar I appreciate easy solution that will be as natural as possible. Given that this is a common problem during one of Jason and I’s many discussions he suggested that I try a ginger based solution.
I had done a review for the Ginger People about a year ago, and since they recently released some new products, I was curious to try their new ginger products.
When I was a kid there was a store in the neighboring town that was part thrift store, part supply store and part flea market. This store had everything from toys to dental tools. My father would take me to this store and I would venture off to find some random item I could up-cycle into a useful something.
As I got older, I saw the genius in a store of this nature and now as a homeowner I find myself missing the store I used to see the passage of time inside. I often wish I could go to this store, walk the isles and pickup a random sampling of items that would be useful for my home.
I am very happy to say that I have discovered that long-lost store in the form of a monthly box. The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com is the random equivalent of that long-lost store. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need in your life that you never knew was missing.
World of Munchies: Snack Attack Box – Review & Giveaway
As time passes I have discovered that I love to try new things. This is new for me as prior to the starting of this blog I had not been someone who was open to trying new items. I am very proud to say that I now not only try different items, but I actively seek out these opportunities to try something new. I have discovered many wonderfully yummy items and I look forward to each opportunity to sample these items.
I have had the opportunity in the past to review previousWorld of Munchies boxes, they are the perfect way to sample international snacks and sweets without the commitment. One of the offerings of boxes that they have is called the Snack Attack box. Each Snack Attack box you will receive 7-9 items in each box, selected from various international snacks. New products are being added often, which means that each box will be a random sampling of the snacks.
Whipped: A Delectable Adult Coloring Book Review and Giveaway
It is no secret that this is a sweet house – and at times a homemade sweet house. I love to bake and I dream of the day that I can decorate as wonderful as I see on Food Network. The intricacy of the cupcakes and cakes are nothing short of amazing and gorgeous!
Since I am unable to re-create these creations in my edible items, I like to express my creativity on paper. The best way to do this and is by coloring, and when I can color sweet treats it is even better. I was excited when I received the Whipped: A Delectable Adult Coloring Book by Rudy Fig, because it lets me create the combinations I am unable to in reality.
World of Munchies: Sweet Tooth Box – Review & Giveaway
As time passes I have noticed that my taste buds are not what they one were. I tend to run trains on items. Let me explain further – I will get a snack in my head, act as though it is a 5 alarm fire to procure this item, I will then eat only this snack for the next 4 to 6 weeks. As quick as this occurs, the opposite also is true, I get tired of the item almost as quick. This makes life for Jason a little on the frustrated side.
Try as I might to lessen his frustration, I am usually unsuccessful therefore leaving him with fewer snack options than he might prefer. The one thing he always does is encourage me to try new snacks. I am proud to say that with the creation and execution of this blog that is exactly what I have begun doing.
I have had the opportunity in the past to review previousWorld of Munchies boxes, as they are the perfect way to sample new snacks without the commitment. One of the offerings of boxes that they have is called the Sweet Tooth box. Each Sweet Tooth box you will receive 7-9 items in each box, selected from various international snacks that you may know and may love. The most amazing thing about World of Munchies is was started by the mind of an 11-year-old entrepreneur.
World of Munchies: Red, White & Blue Snacker Box – Review & Giveaway
I have mentioned in the past that we are a snack house, and we have yet to meet a snack that we do not like. The problem is that we are 2 different people with unique and individual tastes and we do not always crave the same thing. Every once in a while we both want the same treat or ice cream, but I am a “miner of yummies” in ice cream so Jason now wants his own.
This constant back and forth of taste buds can get expensive quickly, as well as being very unhealthy. I have often thought it would be nice to get a box once a month that would provide us with a sampling of the things we love, while keeping portions in the realms of affordable.
World of Munchies has created a new box called the Red, White & Blue Snacker box. World of Munchies was started by the mind of an 11-year-old entrepreneur. Each month with the Red, White and Blue Snacker box you will receive 7 items in each box, selected from various snacks that you know and love.
World of Munchies Snack Box Delivery – Review & Giveaway
When I was just over 30 years old, I had the opportunity to travel overseas and go to Thailand. I was young, and it was my first time being an entire ocean away that was separating me and my loved ones. It just so happens that I went a mere 5 months after the tsunami hit, that was triggered by the Indian Ocean earthquake. While I never traveled to the tsunami zone, there were plenty of other beaches and coast line’s in Northern Thailand that could have fallen victim. I remember being thanked for traveling to Thailand many times over.
On my first night in Thailand after hotel check in, my travel mates and I decided to do two things: the first was watch the traffic on the busy Bangkok streets and the second was to visit the first convenience store we had any recognition of. Apparently traffic laws are much more lax in Bangkok and despite being on the sidewalk, we were almost hit numerous times. Also, as luck would have it, the corner we were on happened to have a convenience store with the green and red coloring we all knew so well.
I decided to take this chance and purchase some treats and I knew. I discovered many treats that trip that had I not tried them, I would have missed out. Since then, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting boxes and I think I have hit the nail on the head with my latest box find – World of Munchies. World of Munchies was started by the mind of an 11-year-old entrepreneur. I can say when you see the selection and diversity of the snacks included, they are not of an 11 year old palate.
When I was young and my parents divorce was fairly fresh my father and I would spend part of Christmas with close family friends. There is little I remember about this family, other than a few details. The first detail I clearly remember is that they had a long coffee table with drawers with these simple puzzle toys inside. The second thing I remember is falling asleep on their couch and magically waking up in my bed. The third and final thing I remember is taffy. There was a bowl full of peppermint salt water taffy and I remember eating more of it then my dinner. I did not realize it was taffy but rather very sticky candy – I was not a salt water taffy fan but I sure liked this candy.