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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – January 2017 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – January 2017 Review

The concept of randomness is a good thing, and can keep life interesting. I like to have a sense of randomness in my life daily. The calculated and methodical reason for this is simple – I believe each day should have some element of the unknown.

Each month when I receive the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com I realize that my love of randomness extends to others. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient that you were unaware you had.

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Vidalia Chop Wizard Review

Vidalia Chop Wizard Review + Giveaway

As I have mentioned many times, we are going through a metamorphosis in our house that involves more home cooking and less eating out.

Ever since I started this blog I have loved not only trying new things, but also using my new-found tools and skills to cook at home. The most amazing thing is that we have discovered that we love our own home cooking better than most restaurants.

The biggest problem that I have as an amateur home chef is consistency in my cuts, and thus this affects the consistency of heating. When I received an email about the Vidalia Chop Wizard I began to think that this is the way I can finally gain that consistency I am needing in my home cooking.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – December 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – December 2016 Review

Now that the holidays are wrapping up and a new year dawns, I am reflective of the year past. At the end of the year I try to summarize my accomplishments, note my failures and set new goals for the year ahead.

One of my goals in the coming year is to pay it forward. I find that simple actions of kindness are becoming less common. As time goes on and if we do not keep this movement going, then generations below us will lose that common kindness. So this coming year, I am going to share my good fortune and when I receive items in boxes I am not going to use and pay it forward.

Each month when I receive the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com I think of those moments of kindness that can be paid forward. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient.

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175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Review

175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet Review + Giveaway

As a blogger I spend many hours in front of my computer, and as such meals and snacks are  easier when they are easy.

One of my favorite things is smoothies, from banana to chocolate, they are all tasty and good.

The downside is that my creativity is a little on the low side when it comes to my blending abilities. Since there a many combinations, a little help is always welcomed. When I received  and looked through the book 175 Superfood Blender Recipes: Using your Nurtribullet I was excited by the prospect of new ingredients in my already tasty smoothies.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – October 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – October 2016 Review

october-box-of-awesomeThere is no denying it – the holidays are upon us and with that comes family get togethers, meals shared, photos taken and gifts given.

If you are anything like me, I tend to like 2 types of gifts. The first being the useful ones that I have been wanting. The second is “white elephant” gifts. I have discovered that while it is great to get a heart-felt gift, there is something mysterious and random about getting a gift that may or may not have any use in your life.

The downside to this gift giving is that while the “white elephant” gifts are sometimes the best part of the holiday, the fact is it is only really once a year. At least that is what I believed until I started receiving the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient.

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Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – September 2016 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – September 2016 Review + Giveaway

box-of-awesome-september-2016I have mentioned in the past that I love random mail – the problem with mail these days is that there is not a lot of random involved.

The mail used to contain marriage announcements that are now made on social media, baby announcements that are made via group texting and job and life announcements made via email.

When you sign up for a Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com you replace the junk mail with a monthly surprise. Each month, similar to the regular box that is offered, there is no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of 2 – 3 gender neutral items are included in this white package.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – August 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – August 2016 Review

mystery-box-of-awesome-august-2016-contentsI am a collector of many items, from paper to gadgets. I think that this collecting nature started when I was a child. I had board games that were my mothers, and patches from my father’s high school days.

Now that I have a house, I realize that space is a commodity and am always looking for ways to make the space stretch further than it looks on the surface. The problem with being a collector is that I have a collection of the most random items from hammocks to cat toys. I am a believer that each item I may not want would make a great holiday gift, so I save and collect.

I also love adding to this collection each month and the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com helps me collect items that I did not know I wanted! 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.

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Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – July 2016 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – July 2016 Review

Mini Mystery Box July 2016I am a fan of random – I like the unpredictability and the surprise that comes with it.

I think that in life, there should be an equal balance of random and planned with the number skewing for each person. I think that random can be a positive good thing and I think that is what keeps like the most interesting and unpredictable.

Normally you can control the random in your life, except when you sign up for a Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month, similar to the regular box that is offered, no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of gender neutral items are included.

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Great Plate Summer 2016 Giveaway

The Great Plate Summer 2016 Giveaway!!!

Slanted ViewWith the arrival of summer comes the concurrent arrival of friends, family and gatherings.

Back in April of 2015 I had the opportunity to review The Great Plate and loved it then and can honestly say I love them even more than then.

I am thrilled that you again have an opportunity to win your choice of either The Great Plate or The Great Coaster.

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Culinary Corner Review

Culinary Corner: Spatula, Silicone Mat and Ice Ball Review and Giveaway

Culinary Corner SetI readily admit that I am not much of a meal chef, but I am a baker. When I was a teenager my best friends and I would always make cookies late at night. I am not sure where or when this tradition started, but it stayed throughout our high school career.

Sadly those days are about 25 years behind me, but what is not behind me is my love of baking. I love baking so much that each year during the holidays I volunteer to make the bread that will be broken at our table. I know that sounds a little over dramatic for bread, but it is important to put love and care into the foods that we share.

An important element in cooking is the utensils that are used and the care taken combining and cooking the ingredients. I love to try new products and since I am still beginning to build my collection I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review a couple of Culinary Corner’s products.

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