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Gourmet Gift Baskets: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels Review + Giveaway

Recently I discovered the art of melting chocolate and the art of covering items in chocolate.

Shortly after I discovered this I attempted to make my own dark chocolate covered pretzels. To say it was difficult to make would be an understatement. The concept of putting sprinkles on the chocolate was way beyond my scope of abilities at the time. It was then I decided that i would purchase these in the future and not attempt to make these again.

When I was contacted recently from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw their Christmas Pretzels I knew that I had to give these a try since they looked so much better than my feeble attempt. 

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Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies Review + Giveaway

gourmet-gift-baskets-happy-hanukkah-oreo-cookiesOne of my favorite things when I was a teenager and I hosted slumber parties one of my favorite treats were Chocolate Covered Oreos.

Truth be told, I would deliberately make my friends think they were not good so that I would have more. This plan was 1 part genius and 1 part selfish and inevitably I would end up sharing despite my deep desire to hoard them to myself.

When I was contacted recently from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and saw their Happy Hanukkah Oreo® Cookies I was reminded of those moments of indulgence. 

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GourmetGiftBaskets.com: Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate Review

Gourmet Gift Baskets: Nostalgic Candy Gift Crate Review + Giveaway

nostalgic-basketIf 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.

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Brentwood Home: Wellness Bundle Review

Brentwood Home – Helena and Carmel Pillow Review + Giveaway

pillows-from-brentwood-homeThere is nothing that I love more than pillows on my bed! Ever since I was a kid, I loved getting new pillows, while keeping the older ones. When I had slumber parties, my friend knew to bring their own pillows because I was not good at sharing.

Even today I value my sleep time, and the addition of pillows adds to the overall comfort while I am sleeping. Generally I try to get anywhere from 8-10 hours, but honestly the average is closer to 6-8, despite my deep desire for the former. Recently I received a 4 pillows from Brentwood Home for review and from the moment I opened the box I knew these pillows would be different. Continue reading

Gaslamp Popcorn – Holiday Themed Popcorn Balls DIY

Gaslamp Popcorn – Holiday Themed Popcorn Balls DIY + Giveaway

kettle-corn-popcornEach year when the holidays roll around, I always talk about making a popcorn themed craft project to share with my family and friends during the holidays.

There is something simple and delicious about popcorn balls, and nothing says the holidays are nearing as when the popcorn supply increases in our lives.

Gaslamp Popcorn was generous to send me a couple of bags to create some popcorn balls.

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