Coffee Lovers, What’s Your Go To Coffee?

Coffee Lover'sGive me coffee! And I know I’m not the only coffee lover out there! Haha

I love many different coffees! Whether it is brands, varieties, styles, etc., I’ve got to have it!

I love mine with French Vanilla Coffee-mate Creamer, this is my go to coffee every morning, I just can’t start my day without it! Literally! I am NOT a nice person until I’ve had my first cup every morning! Haha

I love a good Vanilla Cappuccino too! And when I’m out and about I just gotta have a good Caramel Frappe! And every fall, I must have the Pumpkin Spice! See? I told you I love coffee. How much do you love your coffee?

100% Columbian is the best for a medium, rich cup of coffee. I don’t like weak coffee, I need to be able to taste and smell that rich aroma scent! My favorite 100% Columbian coffee is the Folger’s brand, but recently, while trying to cut back a bit more, I tried the Great Value brand of 100% Columbian, and to my surprise it is pretty good too!

Morning CoffeeI decided to try a sample pack of 3, that you can get at Wal-Mart for $1. That’s when I realized they were pretty good and my budget would be happy with the price difference. Here is a price break down comparing the Folger’s Columbian K-Cups and the Great Value Columbian K-Cups.

Folger’s 48 K-cups:  $.61 per cup at Wal-Mart or $.53 per cup at Amazon.

Great Value 48 K-cups: $.33 per cup at Wal-Mart.

The difference is almost half the cost! I’ll take that savings!

Now, I love coffee so much that I have tried countless flavors of coffee. Ya know, like the holiday flavors or variety packs and such (I ask for these as Christmas gifts). Some are awesome, some are ok, but other’s are just plain horrible!

I have a regular Black & Decker coffee maker and I have my Keurig. My Keurig is the best  non-personal Christmas gift I have ever gotten without a doubt! With this awesome machine, I can try all these coffee’s one cup at a time (perfect when trying all these holiday flavors they seem to be coming out with as I mentioned earlier).

Yes, as you all probably know by now, I live on a budget, a very tight budget. However, coffee is my one and only splurge that I cannot live without! Oh, and the occasional bottle of wine. Haha, but this post is about coffee!

Coffee ShopAnyway, being on a budget is where my Keurig comes in. Have you ever thought about how much you spend on a daily cup of coffee you grab on your way to work everyday at your local coffee shop? I bet it’s more than $1 a day and that’s low balling it, I’m sure! I know I pay like what, $2 for a Frappe at BK or McDonald’s? And that’s just a fast food joint!

Back to the Keurig. Even when buying a more expensive brand, I can make a good cup of java for less than $.65 a cup. So in all actuality I’m saving money by using my Keurig. Quality Coffee Shop coffee’s for a fraction of the price!

Do you have a go to coffee or a favorite coffee? Do you own a Keurig or Single Serve Coffee Maker (I know other companies make them now too)? But I’m on year six, I believe, with my Keurig, and it’s still going strong, so I have a lot of faith in the Keurig brand!

And now there are some pretty awesome colors to choose from! When I got mine as a gift, it was when they first came out, so there was only black and I think silver. And so many new versions, some of the new ones are pretty awesome!

If there was “K-Cup” subscription service, I would probably ask for that as a gift too. Haha I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them for regular coffee, so why not for K-Cups, right?

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5 Sites I Get Products From To Review For Free

5 Sites to Review ProductsI love to review products, especially when I get them for free! Do you like reviewing new products?

Have you ever overheard a conversation where people are talking about a “new product” and been able to say, “Hey, I just tried that product.” Their like, “But how, it’s not even out to the public yet?” Or, “Already? What do you do, go out and buy stuff that is new just to be the one first one to try it?” I just giggle a bit and tell them about the site I joined to review products for free, depending on which site I got that particular item they are talking about.

The comments are ALWAYS like, “I want to join!” or “That’s so cool.” I even get, “So then, is it any good?” “Tell us what you have learned about this product then. I want to know if I should buy it or not.” And more questions come.

These are fun and exciting times, especially with friends and family members! I also always try to carry the coupons with me that may have come with the product, this really helps in getting others to try the products too, especially if you liked that product. I’ve shared the sites with others through social media as well. Some have joined, some have not.

I love that I can influence others with my reviews of products and let them know if it was a good product, or not.

5 Sites I use to Get free Products to Review

Some of these sites have way more offers than others. Some you get products from a lot! Others, only once in awhile. For example, right now, I’m reviewing 2 different products for BzzAgent. I just had a sample box I reviewed last week from PINCHMe, and I’m being considered for HouseParty right now. Let’s hope I get it! I just signed up for Daily Goodie box, so nothing from them just yet and Smiley 360 is an old favorite that I haven’t worked with in a couple years. I had kinda forgotten about them, and let them slide while I was earning my degree, so I just re-signed up with them. I do remember reviewing many products for them before I was even a blogger.

Be sure to always give honest feedback! If you don’t like a product, that’s ok, not everyone will always like everything. Make sure you always follow up with whatever agreement you have made with the site for reviewing the products. These tips will get you more products to review.

Use the links above to check the sites out for yourself and to get more information. Review products today!

Do you use any of these sites? If yes, which ones? If no, what ones are you going to try?

Crafted Candle Product Review

Crafted Candle Product ReviewCrafted Candle

I wanted to do a special product review  for Crafted Candle because these candles and wax melts are just amazing and deserve to get some mentions and notice!

I bought a Caramel Apple Pillar Candle and Jamaica Me Crazy Wax Melts for this review. Crafted Candle threw in a sample wax melt of Hawaiian Blast as well. There are so many scents to choose from, I’m sure you will find your favorite too!

Hawaiian Blast Wax Melt

So let me start by saying the scents are wonderful! One candle burning or just one wax melt in the pot is all you need for your entire house. I am on day 2 of the same wax melt and I can still smell it today. Of course, I turn it on and off throughout the day as needed.

Crafted Candle Wax Melt

The candles are crafted beautifully! The designs are awesome and they burn so nicely! Perfectly centered wick helps the candle to burn from the center out and they last a long time.

Caramel Apple Pillar Candle

Crafted Candle makes and sells Wax Melts, Molded Candles, Jar Candles and Pillars! The pillars come in all different shapes, designs, and sizes! You’ve got to check them out! For yourself or as a gift, Easter is just around the corner and Mother’s Day is not far off, why not surprise a loved one with a beautiful candle from Crafted Candle! You can also find them on Facebook, to stay up to date and get coupon codes!

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Pop the Pig Game Review

Pop the Pig Game ReviewPop the Pig Game Review

My son has been having a blast with this game so I thought I’d do a product review for everyone. Pop the Pig is a game recommended for ages 4+ and 2-6 players. This game is a lot of fun, there is proof in the picture!

The object of the game is to feed the pig until his belly “pops”.

And when it does, cover your ears, because the kids squeal with laughter!

My son is 4 and he loves this game while learning in the process, plus for the parents. As I mentioned before, the recommended age is 4+, but this game is actually good for 2+ as long as there is adult supervision so the younger ones do not put the small pieces in their mouths. There are 4 colors and numbers 1-4. My son knew these at the age of 2. Now we count too.

Roll the dice, say the color and pick a “burger” of that color. Flip it over and read the number. Pop the “burger” into the pig’s mouth (why we need supervision for younger children. “If the pig can eat it, so can I”, they may think. NO NO), and press his head down that many times. His belly will grow until it POPS.

Overall this game is a blast and great for indoor fun, homeschooling, and rainy days. Grab one today and have some fun with your little ones! You won’t be disappointed.

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