iCoffee Single Serve OPUS Brewer Review

iCoffee Single Server OPUS Brewer

I adore coffee. If you ask me, it's one of the best things in life, and I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a coffee snob.  I prefer my finely ground, high-quality coffee beans prepared into a fresh, hot brew.  Being quite happy with the results, I'd like to share with you my recent experience in performing an iCoffee Single Serve OPUS Brewer Review. iCoffee has developed an exciting concept they've incorporated into this new single serve machine, using a method that's not been done before:  SpinBrew™ technology.  The results are the freshest possible cup of coffee (or other hot beverage of your choice... the K-Cup options are endless!), with a smooth and delicious flavor and zero bitter aftertaste. Here's a little about why I really like the iCoffee Single Serve OPUS Brewer. iCoffee Single Serve OPUS Brewer Review iCoffee Single Serve is the first single-serve machine to use SpinBrew™ technology, which releases the locked-in flavors of coffee while eliminating bitterness and … [Read more...]

Eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com Coupon Code

My pick:  Springfield Rectangle in Black

Have you seen an ad for the online eyeglasses store GlassesShop.com, and been wondering whether to give them a try?  Well, here's my personal experience with receiving glasses from this company, which may prove helpful.  Because ordering prescription eyeglasses from an eye doctor's office is so costly, this appealing alternative of purchasing from an online glasses stores is becoming more and more popular.  I've now tried it twice, and although I was initially hesitant... I'm now a pretty big fan, and recommend it. GlassesShop.com offers both sunglasses and eyeglasses, with a nice selection that is searchable by gender, type, materials, or shape.  I had no trouble finding more than one style that appealed to me - it was actually hard to make my choice.   You pick a frame you love, and the price shown includes free prescription lens (single vision lenses, with anti-scratch coating).  Overall, it's a HUGE savings from the traditional method of purchasing from your local eye doctor's … [Read more...]

Outdoor Gift Idea ~ Olympia EX550 Waterproof Headlamp

Olympia EX550 Waterproof Headlamp

Looking for an outdoor gift idea, for that outdoor enthusiast in your life?  With a durable and waterproof housing, Cree technology LED light with a max output of 550 lumens, and a comfortable and adjustable head strap - look no further than the powerful Olympia EX550 Waterproof Headlamp. Headlamps are extremely useful, and are what most outdoorsy folk would consider necessary gear.  They can make the difference in keeping you safer during that nighttime adventure.  They can equip you for that middle-of-the-night trek to the bathroom when camping, making it much less treacherous.  And at times they are just plain lifesavers, basically any time you find yourself needing to do something in the dark, with both hands... like riding your bike, night skiing, trail running, exploring a cave, changing a tire, or pitching a tent. And you don't have to worry if your gift recipient already has one, for a couple of reasons: Because you can always, always use a 2nd headlamp!  For those … [Read more...]

Stonewear Designs Pants Are #DownwardDogApproved [Instagram Contest]

Stonwear DownwardDogApproved

Stonewear Designs is my absolute favorite active wear company, run by a fabulous group of women in Louisville, Colorado.  They truly understand the need for comfortable active wear that moves with you and flatters all figures, made from fabrics that are functional, soft, and stand the test of time. I've been an Ambassador of Stonewear Designs for three years now, and wear their clothes  daily.  They are extremely versatile, and look as cute as they feel good on.  I wear my Stonewear to work at my office, when traveling, to the gym, running around town with my kids, and for all manner of playing outside! Their product line isn't huge, but they have some absolutely awesome core staple pieces that once you've tried, you won't want to live without.  I actually love that they are a smaller company, and it truly shows in their pride of workmanship, careful attention to design, and the level of quality clothing they continue to produce. Classic favorites continue to stick around, … [Read more...]

Comfortable and Classy, from Aventura’s Fall Collection

Aventura Fall Outfit Ciera Jacket verticle

This Fall Aventura Clothing has a fantastic line-up including soft and stretchy corduroys, luscious infinity scarves, their signature unique henleys, and a great assortment of jackets and vests. My favorite colors from this collection center around blues and Aventura's "beaujolais", a rich rosy wine hue.  By adding just a few key pieces, you could mix and match with your existing clothing this winter and feel like you've got a whole new wardrobe! Check out this fantastic jacket, the Ciera Jacket.  As an Aventura Ambassador, I received one in "federal blue" to try.  And it's one of my absolute favorite things for Fall.  Extremely soft, yet has a tailored and classy look.   Wait, I wasn't ready.  (My 9 year old has been instructed to "just keep shooting...")  Here. Beautiful!   I adore the quilted pattern (which is repeated on the back), and the contrasting texture combination of modal sweater material for the sides and sleeves.  It has two well placed pockets, feels … [Read more...]

Healthy Skin Lifestyle With Skin Authority [Giveaway, Ended 10/15]

Skin Authority line

Between being conscious of my aging, and my history of having facial skin cancer, I take skin care and protection fairly seriously.  I'm a firm believer that having a good skin care regimen definitely pays off in a "more-youthful-than-your-real-age" appearance (who doesn't want that?!)  And please tell me that by now you are all using sun protection on your face!  So, so important and easy to do. Had I ever had a personal skin coach before?  No, no I had not.  Enter the healthy skin lifestyle offered by Skin Authority - which includes your own personal skin coaching session for free.  This complimentary skin consultation can help determine which products would work best for you to address your skin concerns.  They can even incorporate some of your existing skin care products into your routine, if that is your preference. Skin Authority is a skin care line commonly chosen by beauty experts, celebrities, and the media which has a track record for visible skin care performance and … [Read more...]

This Bar Saves Lives

This Bar Saves Lives Collage

Eat a bar. Feed a child. Severe acute malnutrition leads to 2.6 million deaths per year - that's one child every 12 seconds.   To try and help fight this sad crisis, This Bar Saves Lives is stepping up with an "eat a bar, save a life" strategy, that you can easily be a part of. This Bar Saves Lives was recently launched in Sprouts across the country. This healthy snack comes as a choice of 3 delicious, non-GMO snack bars packed with superfoods. Sprouts has brought them to stores to increase awareness of their buy-one, give-one movement.  For each bar you purchase, one life-saving packet of Plumpy'Nut®—a nutrient-rich paste—is donated to a malnourished child across the world. I haven't tried these yet (just learned about them myself), but I look forward to purchasing them at Sprouts for my own family.  We are outdoorsy and on the go a lot, and eat plenty of energy bars because they are typically such easy and healthy nutrition.  I think this is a great concept, and would … [Read more...]

Aventura “Fall in Love With Fall” Giveaway

Aventura Valencia Sweater

Here in Western Colorado, where if you like mild weather but still enjoy the variety of seasons changing, you just can't complain this time of year.  It's absolutely beautiful outside, and we're still having sunny 80 degree days.  But enough already.  Because I'm ready for my favorite, most gorgeous season of the year ... and I'm dying to wear my new Fall Aventura Clothing! As an Aventura Ambassador, I've received a few pieces from their Fall/Winter line that have me quite excited for those temperatures to drop just a touch.  This season they're offering some great items to spruce up your wardrobe, and promise to get you excited about wearing sweaters and tights.  One of my favorite fabrics this season is their amazing thick, soft, stretch corduroy.  Just chose the style that suits you best, from the Whitney Skirt (shown below), Morgan Cords, or Morgan Jacket. I took a stab at Polyvore for the first time, and here's my pick of "The Perfect Colorado Aventura Outfit" for Fall!  I … [Read more...]

“Hello Fresh” Recipe Kit Delivery


Do you tire of limited takeout options?  Or do you try to cook healthy at home, but struggle with ideas and having all the ingredients on hand? Then you're going to love Hello Fresh!  Hello Fresh is the leading recipe kit delivery service, and as of September 16, 2014 - it's now available in all of the contiguous United States to deliver right to your front door .   "Hello Fresh" Recipe Kit Delivery ~ How It Works Hello Fresh can ship you 3 meals per week, right to your house.   Simply check out the Hello Fresh website to sign up, and you'll be offered the choice of: 2 or 4 servings Veggie box or Classic box Your kit will arrive in about a week to your front door, and will include everything you need:  chilled, fresh vegetables; meats (if Classic box); and all the pre-measured spices, fresh herbs, or flavoring ingredients needed to prepare a fresh, delicious, and healthy meal right at home.  Beautiful, full color recipe cards are included with easy … [Read more...]

Travelon Anti-Theft React Tote [Giveaway, Ended 9/3]

Travelon AntiTheft React tote magenta

Nothing beats a great tote bag.  Never leave home without one, that's my motto! Totes can be a busy woman's best friend - providing a roomy, hands free catch all for all that "stuff" you end up grabbing before you go.  I've been using the gorgeous and versatile Travelon Anti-Theft React Tote for the past few weeks now, and would love to tell you a little about this great bag. First, a word about Travelon's fantastic  line of anti-theft bags, since the React Tote falls under this family and as such offers some awesome features you won't get with your average tote bag. Travelon Anti-Theft Bags I've tested a Travelon anti-theft bag as a safe travel bag in the past, and am very impressed with the well thought out features they include. While each style varies slightly, these core anti-theft concepts are incorporated into most of their designs: slash-proof construction cut-proof straps (many can attach to the chair you're sitting in) locking compartments organizer … [Read more...]