Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kobrand Wine and Spirits Holiday Gift Guide 2015

During the upcoming holidays you may want to have some adult beverages at your party. I want to tell you about Kobrand they sell a variety of wine & Spirits which I was sent some to review.

Caposaldo Moscato (SRP$11.99) which comes from the cool, maritime climate of Provincia di Pavia in northern Italy’s Lombardy region. Here the 20-year-old guyot-trained vines benefit from the blend of white marl and chalk soils in the low-yielding hillside vineyards. Grapes are handpicked, and after a temperature-controlled fermentation the wine undergoes a natural second fermentation in autoclave, resulting in a fine, persistent effervescence. With notes of bright golden yellow in color, this wine delivers an assertive bouquet with exotic fruit and spice aromas and a fresh, vivacious and highly polished palate. Enjoy with fresh fruits, fruit pies and tarts.
Caposaldo Sparkling Sweet Moscato(SRP14.99) the grapes grow on the cool hilltops of northern Italy’s Lombardy region, where the northern-lying Alps shield the low-yielding hillside vineyards from harsh weather and the 20-year-old Guyot-trained vines benefit from a superb blend of white marl and chalky soils. During harvest, the fruit is carefully handpicked. With notes of bright gold in color, this sweet wine delivers intense pear, peach and spice aromas and flavors, and fresh, vivacious bubbles. Enjoy with fruit pies and tarts, fruit cobblers or fresh strawberries, peaches or raspberries.
Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse  (SRP $23.99)is a reasonably priced white wine with a crisp, clean taste. With its subtle fruit flavors this wine can be enjoyed with rich holiday meals.
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP$39.99) The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come from the finest vineyard sites in the best appellations of Napa Valley, including the Sequoia Grove Estate and Tonella Estate Vineyards in Rutherford, as well as select parcels from top growers, including Morisoli and Beckstoffer in Rutherford, Stagecoach in Atlas Peak, Lamoreaux in the Oak Knoll District and Healy in St. Helena. All fruit is hand sorted before undergoing a cold soak followed by inoculation with French yeast strains. Individual wines are fermented in small batches with daily pump-overs. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in American oak barrels and is further aged in oak before bottling. Notes include deep ruby in color with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, red and black cherries and currants interwoven with sweet spice, floral and mineral notes. The palate has a big, round, silky arc with smooth tannins, impeccable balance, and a long, flavorful finish. A versatile food wine, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.
The Seeker Malbec (SRP$ 13.99) these grapes were discovered at altitude in some of Mendoza’s best terroirs, including the Agrelo and Vistaflores subregions. Vineyards are planted at high density in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, starting above 975 meters (3,200 feet), where the altitude and poor soil result in lower yields and a cooler climate for balanced wines. Grapes are handpicked, destemmed and manually sorted, with only perfectly ripe fruit contributing to Winemaker Didier Debono’s luscious Malbec blend. Cold maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at 6 to 8°C (43 to 46°F) for four to five days to extract aromatic precursors. Post-fermentation maceration lasts from 7 to 10 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak, followed by a period in bottle before release. The notes are Aromas of fresh red fruit and spice dominate. On the palate, this wine is smooth and robust, with juicy, ripe black cherry flavors culminating in a lingering, spicy finish. Perfectly matched to cured or grilled meats, game, Cajun and Indian-style foods and tinkering with creations .

My Opinion: These can be giving as holiday gift to the wine or foodie. Since the holidays are all about celebrating these are perfect for the party to serve and the prices are very reasonable. The flavors are nice as well.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

FridgeScapes Polar Fridge Magnets

I was recently was sent Fridgescapes Polar Fridge Magnets by Caroline Selmes who illustrated them. Turn your fridge into a polar landscape! Let polar bears roam wild while penguins slide across the ice. Dispatch an icebreaker ship to the remotest corner of the fridge door while killer whales and colossal squid lurk in the chilly waters. From caribous to killer whales, these 40 magnets will make a cool addition to any fridge.
Just think of the stories and adventures your child could come up with using these and designs they could make and many hours of play time so much fun.

My Opinion: These are great for kids and will be a Christmas gift for a young niece or nephew in my family. They are so detailed and colorful for magnetic use.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Swiss Colony Red & Silver Tower Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The holidays are upon us and we are looking for a special gift to send a friend, family member, co-worker or maybe just someone you met in passing. May I remind you that Swiss Colony has all your gift giving needs. I was recently sent the  Red & Silver Tower which includes a wide variety of items beef logs, summer sausage, cheese bars, incredible spreads, breadsticks, sweet hot mustard, cheese corn, caramel corn, Petits fours, cocoa mixes of Candy Cane and Winter Wonderland, fruit slices, white chocolate covered pretzels.

My Opinion: I really liked the variety this box offers as not everyone you sent this to will like the exact same things this ensures you will find something within the box all will like. The boxes are very cute to after the goodies are gone for Christmas and Holiday gifts or a decorative pieces under the tree or make a display. I am very pleased with what Swiss Colony sent me and the service provided is excellent.
Where you can also find Fruit Cake, Gifts For Her, Gifts For Him, Meat & Cheese, Fruit & Nuts and so much more.
If money is tight this year ask Swiss Colony about the Buy Now Pay Later Swiss Colony Credit.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Put Me in A Story Keep Calm and Color On

Looking for a new way to get inspired? Boost your creativity with a personalized Keep Calm and Color On coloring book! Enjoy over 60 beautifully designed patterns and discover inspiring quotes throughout. From cool little kids to artsy adults, everyone deserves a few mindful moments for themselves. Keep your creations bound in the book or decorate your space with your colorful masterpieces. The creative possibilities are endless with this hands-on way to have fun and keep calm.
Personalize this intricately designed, completely calming coloring book with a name and dedication message for the creative person in your life, or gift yourself a much-needed getaway. I got my sister this coloring book and had her name put on it so when she is feeling stressed out and wants to relax arts and crafts are the way to go it also promotes creativity.

My Opinion: The Keep Calm and Color On I would like to see more pictures and fewer patterns in my coloring book as I like scenic pictures to color like an ocean scene or a unicorn.  I do like that it can be personalized.
You can find other personalized books like ‘Twas the night before Christmas, God Gave us Christmas, Elmo Loves You, The Dash and many more.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

Evanger's Hand Picked Canned Dog Food Holiday Gift Guide 2015

I was sent to review some Evanger’s Hand Picked canned dog food which all Evanger's foods are made with completely human-grade, highly palatable and nutritious foods that will satisfy even the most finicky eater. With no soy, corn, wheat, artificial ingredients, harmful additives, preservatives or by-products, Evanger's canned meals make an excellent mixer to our dry foods. Not only do they offer your pet a variety in taste, our gourmet dinners offer the additional nutritional benefits your pet needs. Natural Vitamins and minerals are blended with the all-natural meats for ultimate nutrition that are completely balanced meals for all life stages, ages, and breeds.

Our Hand Packed Edition is a monumental improvement in canned dog and cat foods. We have taken our extraordinary product and made it even better by filling each can individually with one pair of hands, instead of machines. The benefit of this process is that you, the consumer, can actually see the quality ingredients in its original form; whole, pure meats and fresh vegetables without any additives or by products. Your pets will think they are being treated like kings and queens!
I was sent 2- Roasted Whole Chicken Drummets with veggies, broth and soft edible bones. Whole Uncut Sardines with market fresh carrots and peas. Braised Beef Chunks made with 100% beef meat with gravy and veggies. Hunk of Beef Au Jus with premium tender beef roast simmered in its own juices.

My Opinion: It looks really tasty and I gave Fiona some and she enjoyed the flavor I like the fact it is made with more natural ingredients as she prefers that food as she has a grain allergy. Great treat for Thanksgiving and Christmas  or if you want to give all year round you can.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Winner's List Kushyfoot and Elli Quark

Kushyfoot: Robin W.

Elli Quark: Michele C.

Music Monday Gwen Stefani Used To Love You

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Topricin Deluxe Spa Set

It is leaf raking time here at my house at that means spending more time outdoors bending, stretching and raking and with that you can get back pain or back discomfort. I recently found Topricin and I was sent the Deluxe Spa Set which contained a variety of things for pain relief and they were:
Topricin Pain Relief & Healing Cream individual sample included which is for sciatica, post-surgical pain, arthritis, lower back pain and more.
Topricin pain relief and healing cream 2.0 oz tube that is Paraben free and helps treat neuropathy.
Trim Men multi-purpose pocket toll which has a nail clipper, knife, nail file/cleaner, screwdriver and bottle opener all on this one keychain.
Day Break Relaxing Piano Music CD –The O’Neill Brothers  which has 13 songs from Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay to the smooth tones of Blue skies, this piano collection evokes the first few moments of sunlight and captures the feelings of serenity that are reborn each day.
Hand Reflexology Chart so you can learn about your hand and the importance of it.

Mani Cure Filing Block that has four sides coarse, medium, fine and superfine to smooth down rough skin and rough edges on nails.
Topricin Pain Relief & Healing Cream in a 4.0 oz round container all of  Topricin products  are the Safest alternative to all prescription and non-prescription OTC pain relieving medication. Stimulates and supports the body's desire to "Heal the Damage that is Causing the Pain".Topricin's 11 homeopathic medicines are proven to be safe and effective for the elderly, children, pregnant women and all skin types. Experience Topricin's relief for damaged muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve tissue.

My Opinion: I suffer from back pain and poor circulation in my feet so I wanted to try this to see if I can get some relief from this pain I get as I get older it stinks to age! I found it easy to apply and the scent was pleasant and I did notice some relief.
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Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.