Wave3 Coffee Review

Wave3 Coffee Review


One of the things I LOVE about having this blog is getting to try new things. Out of all the things I get to try, however, coffee has to remain one of my favorite. That’s why I was so excited when I got the Wave3 coffee in the mail.

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The package actually came while we were on vacation, and when my sister told me it had arrived, I was ready to get home and have an awesome cup of coffee, since the good coffee on our cruise ship was far from free, and the free coffee was far from the best cup of coffee I had ever had.

I opened the package as soon as I got home, and I was suddenly hit with the wonderful aroma of a well roasted coffee. I was eager to have a cup, but I needed to wait since I had not slept in about 20 hours and had to go to bed.

The next day, I could hardly contain my excitement as I brewed my very first cup of Wave3 coffee. The first sip of good coffee in over a week was almost overwhelming. When the bold but not bitter, robust yet smooth flavors hit my mouth, I knew I was home.

Wave3 also has some interesting claims about their coffee that I could not personally verify. They claim to have 7 health benefits, but I am not sure I can fully verify those unless I continue to drink their coffee everyday (which is a possibility along with a few of my other favorite brands listed in reviews on my site) Here is the list of the 7 health benefits


Top 7 Health Benefits of WAVE3 Coffee…

According to Wikipedia, The Third Wave of Coffee refers to a current movement to produce high-quality coffee, where coffee is an artisanal foodstuff, like wine, rather than a commodity. Wave3 takes this concept even further by sourcing not only the best tasting coffee beans, but the most nutritionally superior as well.

WAVE3 contains essential nutrients including Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin. These nutrients occur naturally in WAVE3, remember we’re organic and nothing artificial is added.

WAVE3 improves energy levels and brain function. This includes memory, mood, vigilance, reaction times and general cognitive function. We think our customers are the smartest people in the world!

WAVE3 increases the burning of fat in your body while boosting your metabolic rate.

WAVE3 can drastically improve physical performance through increased adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from your fat tissues. Many WAVE3 fans enjoy a robust cup of WAVE3 about a half an hour before heading to the gym.

WAVE3 helps fight depression and makes you happier. No wonder WAVE3 coffee lovers are always smiling!

WAVE3 contains massive antioxidants. Drinking 3 cups daily could make WAVE3 the biggest source of Antioxidants in your diet… in the average American diet WAVE3 beats out the antioxidants of all fruits and vegetables… combined.

The only problem I had with the coffee was determining the specific flavors of the coffee, but after reading the Amazon product description and the reviews, most people say that there is are chocolate and berry tones.  Once I read that, I could slightly taste it, but it definitely not overpowering like some of the coffee currently on the market.

Overall, I love this coffee, and very happy to say that Wave3 is USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Sustainably-grown, and is roasted in the good ole’ USA.

So, if you are ready to get your very own bag of Wave3 coffee, head on over to Amazon,http://amzn.com/B00PJTQVPK, (the only place I’ve found this coffee for sale) and either grab a bad before they sell out, or have Amazon email you when more bags become available.Disclaimer


Seeds of Love Review


Seeds of Love is a very unique and cute way to spread love and cheer.  The seed packets are actually very cute little greeting cards.  Each packet holds a high quality organic seed mixture of Delphinium, Xinna, Calendula, Celosia, and Sunflower seeds.



The back of the Seeds of Love package recommends that you can plant all year long, but to make sure you plant in 5-7mms of soil in full sun.  I would have reccomend that, if it’s cold outside, that you plant indoors and wait until the threat frost is over to move outdoors.


I know for us, once birthdays and holidays are over, we never know quite with to do with the cards family members and loved ones sent us.  When you give a Seeds of Love greeting card, your family and friends can remember the love and kindness that was behind the special occasion throughout the year, by planting the seeds that are found inside.

With packets that say “I Love You”, “Happy Birthday”, “Thank You”, “Congratulations”, and “Happy Holiday”, there will never be a happy occasion where you couldn’t use the Seeds of Love greeting cards.

seeds of loveI love how versatile the Seeds of Love packets are.  You can give them as a card on their own, or you can put them in a card as like a little extra gift. Goose and I decided last night to make her friends some Valentine cards.  She thought it would be a great idea to add the Seeds of Love packets inside the cards for her grown-up friends.  They are going to be so surprised when they open their cards, and Goose had a ton of fun too.

Each Seeds of Love box contains ten packets of seeds that are ready to be handed out to your loved ones. I plan on giving some out for Valentines day, and may end up putting Valentine stickers are the ones that are for other occasions since the package looks like it could be for any time of the year.

If you would like to purchase your very own box of Seeds of Love greeting cards, you can find them on Amazon.  Currently the price on the box of 10 packets is about $20, but well worth the price if you are looking for something a little extra for a gift.


[email protected] branded Ovulation (LH) and Pregnancy (HCG) Tests Review

ovulation review

Getting pregnant, ugh, it comes so easily for some women.  But for others, like myself, it can take years and thousands of dollars in fertility treatments just to even ovulate. For my husband and I, our trying to conceive (TTC) journey was full of heartache and tears.


To start the TCC journey, the best place to start would be to see if you are ovulating. Just because you have a menstrual cycle does not mean you are ovulating, and that can be very frustrating.  [email protected] makes an ovulation prediction kit (or OPKs) that is a quick test that you can take at home to measure the hormone that triggers ovulation, Luteinizing hormone (LH), in your urine.  They are really easy to use, but can be a little difficult to read.  That is a standard though for the two line test.  You have to compare the two lines, and when the control color and the test color are the same, that is when the LH surge is about to take place.  I know when I was trying to get pregnant both times, I used the OPKs once a day starting on cycle day 7 and used them up until cycle day 18.  A few days before the actually positive I could have sworn the two lines were almost the same color, but after really comparing them, and asking for some opinions from others, I realized that the colors were slightly different.  When I finally got the positive OPK, it was very clear that it was a positive.  I should note, that I never got a positive result with the [email protected] OPKs, but that is because I do not ovulate on my own and require medical intervention to ovulate.


Two weeks after you ovulate, you will want to reach for the [email protected] pregnancy test. They are a lot like the OPKs.  They are used by testing your urine.  However, if you ever get two lines on a pregnancy test in the amount of the time specified on the instructions, you are probably pregnant.


When you purchase the [email protected] kit from Amazon, you will get 50 ovulation test and 20 pregnancy (HCG) test.  In my opinion, I love how they bundle the two tests together, because more than likely, if you need the OPKs, you will need the pregnancy tests as well.

Weather you are already in your ttc journey are ready to start trying for a baby, I would suggest that you pick up one of these kits from [email protected].  That way you will have some help getting pregnant when you want to.



Disclaimer to my family: No, I am not currently trying to get pregnant.  I tested this product and wrote this post in hopes that it might help someone like myself who tried for a very long time to have a baby.

Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System Review

Dr Hanas Nasopure Nasal Wash System ReviewOver the years I’ve avoided neti pots like the plague.  I always thought they looked very uncomfortable and very unsanitary. So a few weeks ago when I got a horrible cold I was so thankful that Nasopure had sent me the Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System free to review.

Dr. Hana's Nasopure Nasal Wash System

That little squirt bottle, became my best friend for like a week, and it was so easy to use too.  The pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride that comes with the bottle is pre measured so that you don’t have to worry about putting too much or too little.  You just open the little pack, add water, mix and use.

Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System let you control the pressure that the water comes out, so you don’t have to twist your head in an uncomfortable position use it.  You can hold your head at a very natural position

When using Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System, there is no need worrying about added dyes, perfumes, or chemicals.  They use all natural pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate in their pre measured packets. Also, the bottle is made out of 100% recyclable BPA free plastic.

The squirt bottle is very easy to wash, too.  Just put it in the dishwasher or wash with warm soapy water and rinse well. So easy!!

Here is a list of the common health problems that the Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System may be able to help:

  • Allergies
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sinus Issues
  • Ear dysfunction
  • sore throat
  • coughs
  • post nasal drip
  • asthma
  • snoring
  • decreased sense of smell/taste
  • exposure to pollution

Out of all the things that the Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System can help, the thing I like best is not how the product works, but how it is made and where.  The Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System is made here in the good ole’ USA by adults that have disabilities.

Overall, I loved my Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System.  It was so easy to use and clean, and I only felt really uncomfortable the very first time I used it only because I had no clue what I was doing and what to expect.

If you think you are ready to purchase your very own Dr. Hana’s Nasopure Nasal Wash System, you can do so on their website http://www.nasopure.com/.  The complete system cost about $20 (plus shipping), but if you are not ready for the complete system, you can pick up the sample kit (which is what I got) for $15 (plus shipping).

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Premium Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves

Premium Silicone Heat Resistant Grilling BBQ Baking Gloves

I recently received a pair of AYL premium silicone heat resistant gloves to review.

Here is a note from the manufacture:

You should know what separates us from the competition, its simple really:

– The Most Popular Silicone Cooking And Grilling Gloves Available!
– Heat Resistant For Temperatures Up To 425 Degrees Fahrenheit
– 100% Waterproof, Covers Your Wrist, Keeps Hands Safe and Dry
– Lightweight, Flexible, No Slip Grip Design To Allow Safe Movement Of Hot Items, Easily Grab Carved Hot Juicy Meats
– No Staining or Smell: Even After Long Term Use
– Dishwasher Safe, Easy to Clean
– BPA-Free
– FDA Approved
– 1 Size Fits All

This is the second pair of silicone heat resistant gloves that we have used. The best part about the AYL silicone gloves is how heat resistance they are. You take hold things that are hotter and for a longer duration than a cloth glove. They also have a nice texture so that it is easier to grab hold and hold onto things. Since it is silicone you don’t have to worry about hot water seeping in through the gloves or getting them stained. Most of the time if you get any thing on them you can just run them under some water. Another thing that we have noticed is that the silicone gloves do not wear as easily so you don’t have to worry about getting holes.

These AYL silicone gloves do work great for BBQ as well, I like that they are water proof so that if you set them down you don’t have worry about them absorbing water. Another advantage of silicone is that they don’t stay hot after handling hot items. With a lot of thicker cloth gloves they usually end up having wet spots or variations in the heat resistance. Since you don’t wash silicone gloves like cloth gloves you don’t have to worry about the fabric getting bunched up in different places.

If you have never owned a pair of silicone gloves, and you enjoy cooking you should do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of AYL silicone gloves on Amazon (Currently $19.99)or from a local retailer. They cost a little bit more than cloth gloves, but last a lot longer and are much more enjoyable.


ShowerMade Quick Dry Shower Tote Bag Review

ShowerMade Quick Dry Shower Tote Bag Review


A few weeks ago Goose had a dance recital.  That meant tons of hair accessories, make up, jewelry, and so much more. If it had not had been for the ShowerMade Quick Dry Shower Tote, I don’t know what we would have done.

One thing you learn in dance is always plan for the unexpected, and always bring extra stuff. So that is what we did.  In the may outside pockets of this tote, I put hair stuff and make up; hair spray, gel, ponytail holders, bobby pins, eye shadow, blush, and lipstick (she’s three so I don’t go crazy with the makeup). On the inside, we put a first aid kit, a small sewing kit, and baby wipes.

In the end, I was so glad I had brought the ShowerMade Quick Dry Shower Tote. It held everything I needed, and every girl in our dance ended up needing something for my tote. The mesh made it very easy to find stuff, and I wasn’t worried about the tote getting dirty, since it’s made for the shower, I knew I could wash it if anything happened and it got dirty.

Overall, I loved my ShowerMade Quick Dry Shower Tote.  Even though I didn’t use it for the shower, I would definitely recommend the tote for those who live in dorms or if you have kids that are planning on going to an overnight camp.  I know, from being a child who spent many weeks at Christian camp, that this tote would have been excellent for the showers since you have to cart everything back and forth from your room to the bathroom.

If you are interested in purchasing a ShowerMade Quick Dry Shower Tote of your very own, you can do so on Amazon.  As of right now (1/3/14) they are around $9 PRIME, and it is well worth it if you ask me.



Two Volcanoes Coffee Review

two volcanoes review

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I L-O-V-E coffee!  That is why I was so excited to try the 100% Guatemala coffee from Two Volcanoes.

Two Volcanoes CoffeeThis whole bean coffee available on Amazon, is really good.   The smell makes my whole house smell wonderful when I open the bag.  The Two Volcanoes coffee has a nice smooth flavor with notes of floral, spice, and maybe some chocolate. And if you are like me and enjoy coffee all throughout the day, this is a good one that can be enjoyed at any time.

Two Volcanoes CoffeeThe organic coffee beans from Two Volcanoes is grown at 6,000 ft above sea level, and are processed using a wet method, which ensures that each bean is evenly dried to perfection.

Two Volcanoes Coffee


Overall, I loved this coffee, and I think I might purchase some more when this bag runs out.

If you are interested in purchasing some Two Volcanoes Coffee, like I said above, you can do so on Amazon. Last I checked (12/31/14) they were currently waiting on a restock, but I wouldn’t think they should be out too much longer.


Grazia® Silicone Baking Cups Review

Grazia® Baking Cups Review


I recently tried a product, and I believe now that everyone who doesn’t have any, should go to Amazon right now and purchase some.  This product is the Grazia® Silicone Baking Cups.  I have to tell you these things are all kinds of awesome.

For Christmas I made chocolate covered toffee, and I wasn’t sure about what to put it on to keep it from sticking.  I decided to put the toffee and chocolate in the Grazia® silicone baking cups, and when it was cool, everything popped out perfectly!  I loved how the wavy sides caused a cute zig-zag design on the side too. Here is a short video I made showing how chocolate pops right out!

I even tried making cup cakes in the silicone baking cups.  They turned out WONDERFUL!  i did not grease them at all, and only one of the cup cakes stuck!  I was very impressed.

Like I said, if you don’t have any of the Grazia® Silicone Baking Cups, I would recommend that you go get some soon. You can purchase them on Amazon here.  As of today they are $11.99 for a 24 pack.  Not bad if you think about how much you would normally spend of the same amount of cupcake liners.



Number One Nutrition Advanced Probiotic Review



It seems like EVERYtime I take antibiotics I get thrush.  It’s really annoying and makes me feel even worse than I did before taking the antibiotics. I had got the Advanced Probiotic to review from Number One Nutrition, and so I decided to start taking it to see if I could prevent the thrush.

When choosing a probiotic, it’s always a good idea to go after one that has more than one type of “good” bacteria. I was really pleased to see that the Advanced Probiotics from Number One Nutrition has following bacteria in it:

  • Probiotic Bacteria
  • Bacillus Subtillus
  • L. Rhamnosus
  • L. Casei
  • B. Longum
  • L. Acidophilus
  • L. Plantarum
  • B. Breve
Advanced Probiotic from Number One Nutrition.
Size compared to the apple on my MacBook. Couldn’t think of anything else to compare it to.

So far, I’ve not got thrush!  I am so glad, and plan to keep using the probiotics. Maybe I’ll start seeing some of the other digestive and immune system support that probiotics can provide.

If you are interested in purchasing a bottle (or two) of Advanced Probiotics from Number One Nutrition, you can get them on Amazon or on their website.  They are currently (as on 12/29/2014) about $20 for a 30 day supply. That price is well worth it to me to avoid thrush again.

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coffee-50-offHey who doesn’t love a good deal, right? So I have a coupon that I would love to share with you all.  It’s for BOGO50% off a bag of Wave 3 gourmet coffee which can be bought on Amazon here!  Hopefully, I will have a review posted on it soon,but for now, I thought I could go ahead and share the coupon.