Raise a Slice to National Pizza Day with Rao's Homemade

Raise a Slice to National Pizza Day with Rao’s Homemade

Do you know what America’s favorite food is? The #1 comfort food that US citizens say they could eat for the rest of their lives? It’s Pizza, of course. For those who didn’t know, February 9th is National Pizza Day, and to celebrate we’re making our own homemade pizzas using the premium products from Rao’s Homemade.

Raise a Slice to National Pizza Day with Rao's Homemade

Rao’s Homemade has a range of products to make sure you can enjoy a fresh and delicious homemade pizza anytime. Their sauces are slow-cooked in small batches with hand-selected ingredients like whole leaf basil, sweet Italian tomatoes, and fresh garlic; the perfect base for a hearty pizza. They also offer exclusive pizza gift sets and individual pizza stones to ensure your pizzas come out perfect every time. Read on for some of the great products we’ll be using on National Pizza Day.

PIZZA SAUCES

Rao's Homemade Pizza Sauces

Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce ($4.99) – Their classic pizza sauce is a delicious combination of Italian whole peeled tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and natural herbs, slow-simmered to perfection. It’s the perfect base for ANY pizza!

Rao’s Homemade Margherita Pizza Sauce ($4.99) – This amazing sauce features slow-simmered Southern Italian tomatoes with fresh herbs to create this authentic sauce. Ideal for pizza lovers who like going back to basics!

PIZZA STONE

Raise a Slice to National Pizza Day with Rao's Homemade

Rao’s Homemade Pizza Stone ($24.99) – This 15-inch cooking stone helps spread heat evenly for consistent baking to make the perfect pizza!

PIZZA GIFT SET

Raise a Slice to National Pizza Day with Rao's Homemade

Rao’s Homemade Pizza Gift Set ($75.00) – This is the ultimate kit for making pizza at home or to gift to a pizza fanatic. The Pizza Gift Set includes the 13 oz. Pizza Sauce, 13 oz. Margherita Pizza Sauce, one Pizza Stone, one Rao’s Homemade Apron, one Rao’s Homemade Oven Mitt, and one Rao’s Homemade Jar Opener. It’s just about all you need to make your perfect pizza. You can argue about toppings but you’ll definitely agree that this gift set is a must-have in the kitchen.

Since we cannot venture out as much because of the pandemic, we love the idea of making your own pizza. What better way to celebrate than to raise a slice you made for National Pizza Day.

Do Air Fryers Actually Live Up to the Hype?

Out of the Frying Pan: Do Air Fryers Actually Live Up to the Hype?

During the course of the pandemic, most of us have been forced to stay home and explore the possibilities of our own kitchens. Some learned how to make a good loaf of sourdough, while others mastered the art of baking banana bread. But if you and I want something a bit less labor-intensive with a healthier twist, we might have asked Santa for air fryers for Christmas. And now that it’s taking up space in your cabinet, you might be wondering: is it even worth it?

Do Air Fryers Actually Live Up to the Hype?

Air fryers have actually been around for more than a decade. While 78% of campers participate in outdoor cooking while they rough it in the woods, home cooks have been able to get their hands on air fryers since they premiered in 2010. It wasn’t until recently, however, that their popularity really took off. They work in a similar way to a convection oven — by circulating hot air using a fan system — but an air fryer circulates air more quickly and can decrease cooking times.

Another perk of air fryers is that they provide supposedly healthier alternatives to what deep fryers can produce. Although 75% of grill owners actually grill during the winter months, it may not always be feasible to use this option. But air fryers can fit comfortably on most countertops and are enclosed, preventing potential injury associated with deep fryers. Instead of using oil (including those that come from the four major biotech crops, including soybean) to fry foods, you don’t need to add much oil at all to make the food crispy and delicious. That means you can potentially save calories without sacrificing the dining experience.

Do Air Fryers Actually Live Up to the Hype?

That said, you can’t throw just anything in your air fryer and call it a day. Experts warn that certain fresh produce, like broccoli and apples, really don’t belong in the air fryer and can be cooked much more effectively using other methods. Most meats can be cooked in the air fryer, but it’s important to note you might not get the same kind of sear as you would on the grill or even in a pan. Certain types of fish may not be the best fit for an air fryer, especially if you’re cooking them with the skin on. Battered foods might not be the best choice either, though breaded foods are an excellent choice. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may also need to cook in batches — which isn’t the most convenient thing in the world, to be fair — if you’re making large quantities. However, frozen foods, homemade French fries, and chicken tenders, and a number of other yummy treats will work just fine.

For those who might otherwise be intimidated by the concept of cooking or who are eager to try out the recipes they’re seeing on social media, it makes sense to invest in this new kitchen staple. The cost of these appliances is actually decreasing, which makes owning one a much more accessible endeavor than before. As long as you have the counter and storage space for one, it could definitely be worth trying out. That said, it won’t magically solve all your kitchen queries — and if you already have a convection oven, you might want to use what you’ve already got instead.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Have there been times when you’ve found it difficult to relax, de-stress, or fall asleep? Maybe it’s because of work, or lack of work; the stressful political news, personal losses, etc. This pandemic has caused some irreparable of which nothing can be done, but there are times when we can get ourselves to a moment of calmness, relaxation, and wellness. Some of us use meditation, some use medication, and for many of us, selfcare and wellness products. Today we highlight Bleu Lavande, a line of home wellness and selfcare products made from the fully relaxing ingredient of pure lavender.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Lavender is well known for its therapeutic benefits known to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Bleu Lavande offers a variety of beautiful aromatic and relaxing products to tempt your senses and inspire overall wellness. Bleu Lavande’s products are free of sulfates, parabens, artificial dyes, and fragrances. All of their products feature the highest quality of true lavender essential oil, which is ISO 35135 certified (a guarantee of purity and quality). All of Bleu Lavande’s products are made with 99.5% natural origin ingredients; none of the products are tested on animals and they are proud to be certified cruelty-free by PETA.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

We have been stressed for so many reasons, which have, in turn, affected our sleep patterns. We find that we’re up later, have difficulty relaxing to get a good night’s rest, and of course, drowsy in the morning. The Bleu Lavande products have really helped us releasing our tensions enough to relax and enjoy decent lengths of slumber. Plus, with it being really freezing outside and the inability to air out our home when cooking, we find ourselves reaching a lot for the Lavender Linen Water, $21.00. It promptly eliminates odors in fabrics, leaving everything smelling wonderfully fresh. The best part, it doesn’t take much as a little bit goes a very long way.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Whenever we need to relax or want a good night’s rest, the Bath Milk, $19.00, is what we reach for. We actually now only use it at night and on weekends. It is incredibly hydrating and leaves your skin feeling luxurious. We greatly appreciate the fact that this product is also formulated with sunflower oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E. These allow the Bath Milk to leave a thin nourishing layer on your skin for extreme comfort and softness. You also have the option of their Lavender Foaming Bath, $14.00, or Lavender Shower Gel, $12.00. Both are gentle and non-irritating on the skin; boast relaxing and revitalizing effects, and cleanses, softens, and revitalizes your skin. We recommend you follow with either their Body Milk, Body Butter, or Massage Oil.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Of course, to truly appreciate Bleu Lavande, you must try their essential oils. Along with their True Lavender Essential Oil, $16.00, a drop of which we apply to our pillow to further enjoy a restful night of sleep; they offer several other fragrances for you to enjoy. We’re at the point where the only reason we’re up late it’s because we choose to do so; not because we can’t fall asleep. If this sounds like something you need as well, we invite you to get better acquainted with this Canadian-based wellness brand.

We promise incorporating Bleu Lavande into your daily routine will make you feel like you’ve just been swept away to a beautiful lavender field with harmonious and calming aromas that titillate all five senses.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

Can you believe Christmas is next week? We are exactly one week away from Christmas Eve but don’t worry, there’s still time to get great gifts for those on your list. In fact, today we’re sharing gadget gifts that are sure to wow your recipients on your list this holiday season. As they say, “the future is technology”, and the gadget gifts we’re showing you today will not disappoint.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

We’re highlighting conventional and unconventional tech gifts from some of our favorite gadget brands, including Anker, GE, Urbanista, iOttie, Kingston technology, and Feit Electric. Some of these will add better function and some fun to your winter pandemic life. Let’s get to know these really cool holiday gadget gifts.

1. ANKER NANO CHARGING KIT, $19.99

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

A dead or almost dead phone can be extremely stressful. Being homebound has everyone spending more time on Social Media or participating in Zoom meetings, dates, hangouts, etc. All of this can drain your phone’s better rather quickly. The Anker Nano Charging Kit comes with everything you need to get and stay powered up quickly. The kit includes the Anker Nano, a 60W 2-port charger, a C-to-C cable, and a C-to-lightning cable, which makes a holistic charging solution for all new Apple products, including iPhone 12, new iPad and Macbook, as well as other smartphones and tablets. Charge all your devices 3X faster than the standard iPhone charger, with this 20W ultra-small charger. At only 1″ thick, the Anker Nano proves great things come in small packages.

2. iOttie iON Duo Charging Stand + Pad for iOS, $59.99

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

The newest launch from iOttie is another charging must-have. We love it because we have been experienced damaged charging ports and/or faulty charging cords and this fantastic gadget can rescue your device from being “unchargeable”. This dual charging device features fast-charging solutions compatible with any Qi-enabled smartphone or accessory. Key features include two LED charging indicators, ideal viewing in landscape and portrait modes, and a sleek and subtle fabric-wrapped and rubberized design. Not only does it work incredibly fast, but its design aesthetic is also perfect as desk decor whether it’s work or home office. We think the iON Wireless Duo Fast Charging Stand + Pad will be a big holiday gift hit for anyone.

3. GE LED+ Speaker Bulbs, $24.99 – $49.99

LED+ Speaker Bulbs

Welcome to the new way to enjoy your favorite music, podcasts, and other audio. Fill your favorite room with joyous sounds with the  LED+ Speaker Bulb. This innovative lightbulb includes a built-in speaker that connects to your smartphone and tablet via Bluetooth. The best part, no additional app is required. To fill your entire home, just link up to 10 bulbs for a simple wireless sound solution. Installation is fast and easy; you don’t need a hub or wifi, just screw in the bulb and pair to Bluetooth for a wireless multi-room sound system. The LED+ Speaker Bulbs are compatible with fixtures that require a general-purpose A19/21, floodlight BR30, or 6-inch recessed lighting fixture.

4. Urbanista London In-Ear True Wireless Earphones, $149.00

Urbanista London In-Ear True Wireless Earphone

 

Next on our 2020 gadget gift guide is Urbanista’s most advanced in-ear true wireless earphone with active noise canceling and ambient sound modes, the London In-Ear True Wireless Earphones. With the London Earphones, you can choose to silence the outside world or let the sound in. It features Active Noise Cancelling that reduces unwanted sound with superior precision, while the new Ambient Sound Mode will enforce and define outside voices without the need to lower the volume or hit pause. The London also boasts 5hrs of playtime with an additional 4 charges in the case, customizable silicon tips, 25hr battery life, in-ear detection, touch control, and is compatible with all Qi-certified chargers. Available in five great colors, you’ll truly get the most out of your listening experience.

5. Kingston Technology Nucleum USB-C Hub, $49.99

Kingston Technology Nucleum USB-C Hub, $49.99

For those who are tired of lugging around heavy laptops and wish your notebook had all the great features that laptops do, there is a solution. The Nucleum USB-C Hub from Kingston Technology features an HDMI Output, USB-A, SD, and MicroSD Card Reader; allowing you to connect up to 7 devices, like a mouse, monitor, and other accessories to your notebook. The 7-in-1 Type-C Adapter connects USB 3.0, 4K USB C to HDMI, SD Card and microSD card ports, USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 Data port, and USB Type-C Power Pass through port for Macs.

Need to make space or declutter your memory? Use the Nucleum to offload photos and videos. This multi-tasking gadget is incredibly travel-friendly. It also allows you to power up one device, charge another, and a connect to USB Flash drive simultaneously. In a world where we need a multitude of things done, the Kingston Technology Nucleum USB-C Hub is here to help.

6. Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System, $39.97 – $59.97

Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System, $39.97 - $59.97

We’ve stated many times that we’ve been spending more time in our kitchen. This pandemic has made us realize there are several things we need to make staying at home a better experience; whether it’s pantry staples or kitchen tools. The Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System falls under the latter category. Sometimes the overhead kitchen lights don’t quite hit under the kitchen cabinets; especially if you are using energy-efficient come sin.  bulbs. And that’s where the Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System comes in. Illuminate under your cabinets and control the lighting system within a 50ft. range, even if they are on different walls.

No matter which of these gadget gifts you give this holiday season, we know the recipient will be very happy with your choice. We’d love to hear which of these are your favorites and which you’ll probably also buy for yourself.

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

We recently shared our Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Your Pandemic; today we’re highlighting some pandemic food staples you should have in your pantry. We’re spending so much more time in the kitchen, so it’s important to have everything you need. Whether you’re preparing a full meal or snack, staples like tomato sauce, olive oil, coffee, salad dressing, and maple syrup are essential. Especially since these food staples not only taste delicious, they’re good for you as well.

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

Today, we celebrate the food staples from Lemonette, Jar Goods, The Governor, Steeped Coffee, and Maple Craft Foods. These food staples are getting us through the pandemic in a delicious and healthy way. We know they’d do the same for you. Let’s get to know more about them.

Lemonette Salad Dressings and Marinades

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

If you enjoy the taste and health benefits of lemons, then we’ve got the perfect pantry must-have for you. Lemonette is a range of first and only lemon-based clean gourmet dressings. The non-GMO dressings are thoughtfully crafted in small batches using locally sourced ingredients in California. Available in four flavors, Mediterranean Herb, Italian Herb, Lemon Garlic, and Zesty Cumin, they are great as salad dressings, marinades, dips, grilling, and finishes. We enjoyed a Chicken Shawarma Bowl topped with the Mediterranean Herb dressing much to the delight of our tastebuds. If you love Sumac, you will enjoy this very much.

The Lemonette dressings are a great alternative to vinegar, cream, or soy-based sauces. Lemonette is a women-owned business that donates a portion of all proceeds to The Heart Foundation.

Jar Goods Tomato Sauces & Pestos

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

Want delicious, homemade tomato sauce made with premium ingredients on your table without having to make it from scratch? The answer is the versatile, clean label, certified non-GMO Jar Goods tomato sauces to get dinner on. Founded by two sisters-in-law, this line of fresh, new brand of clean-label tomato sauces and pestos are made with vine-ripened tomatoes, pure olive oil, fresh onions, garlic, and basil. Check out our Instagram post to see one of the ways we enjoyed the Classic Spicy sauce.

  1. Classic Red – A premium tomato sauce that tastes just like homemade. It is thicker, richer, and more flavorful than any other tomato sauce brand.
  2. Classic Spicy – Love your tomato sauce with a kick? The Spicy Classic is what happens when a subtle kick is added to a Classic Red sauce. It features just the right amount of spice to liven up your dinner.
  3. Classic Vodka – Your tastebuds will explode when you enjoy this classic that boasts flavorful cream and smooth vodka added to Classic Red tomato sauce.
  4. Vegan Vodka – vegans will love this dairy-free version of a classic vodka sauce. It’s made with coconut milk to make an indulgent, plant-based version of the creamy classic.
  5. Beet + Basil Pesto – This is where “Beets Meet Basil”: the sweet tangy flavor of roasted, marinated beets unites with fresh, aromatic basil and savory walnuts.

The Governor Premium Olive Oil

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

Not all olive oils were created equal. There’s only one in the world that boasts medicinal properties, that is The Governor olive oils, $69.99. This award-winning EVOO is crafted from the finest “Lianolia” olives by three generations of the Dafnis family in Corfu, a region famous for its premium olive groves. We wanted to enjoy this olive oil in its natural state, so we baked some warm bread and drizzled this superb olive oil on our bread, and ate to our heart’s content.

Exclusivity aside, it’s the subject of rigorous scientific testing for its role in the prevention and treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and hypertension due to such a high phenolic content. Impress the foodie in your life with this premium olive oil, that does more than satisfy your taste buds and elevate their cooking.

Steeped Coffee Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Bags

Pandemic Food Staples: Pantry Must-Haves to Keep in Stock

Hey coffee lovers, wouldn’t you love to enjoy a good cup of coffee with as much ease as tea lovers do? Imagine the convenience of making a cup with an individual coffee bag, just like tea lovers. Thanks to Steeped Coffee, you don’t have to imagine. Unlike other coffees, Steeped Coffee does not require machines or brewing equipment. The coffee comes in single-serve bags that are nitro-sealed to ensure absolute freshness. It’s a uniquely “unplugged” coffee experience, from the award-winning packaging, made using compostable and renewable materials, to the non-GMO filters. All it takes to brew a perfect cup is hot water and a few minutes.

Each Steeped Pack contains hand-roasted, ethically-sourced, Direct Trade coffee that’s precision ground to showcase the distinctive flavor profile of every crafted blend. Available in five flavor varieties: Light Roast, Medium Roast, Dark Roast, French Roast, and Decaf, any coffee addict would approve. If you’re looking for the perfect morning cup to enjoy on Christmas morning, we highly recommend getting the Steeped Lineup Sampler – a collection of each of the five coffee blends. This way, everyone can enjoy a coffee flavor of their choice.

Maple Craft Foods Maple Craft Syrup

Maple Craft Foods Maple Craft Syrup

Maple Craft Foods shows there’s much more to this pantry staple. It’s not only a versatile ingredient for baking, cooking, and cocktails, it’s surprisingly good for you and makes a wonderful gift for families, foodies, and craft beer & spirits enthusiasts alike. Did you know Maple syrup has just 2/3 the sucrose of sugar, over 65 important antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals? It also boasts more potassium than bananas and more calcium than milk. These New England-made Maple Craft syrups come in a variety of delicious organic flavors, including Blueberry, Elderberry, and Honey; as well as holiday-inspired flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, and Peppermint Bark.

What’s on your list of pandemic food staples? We think you’d be very satisfied adding these to your pantry.

How To Support WOC Artisans This Holiday Season

How To Support WOC Artisans This Holiday Season

When the holiday season starts, one of the hardest decisions you need to make is where to direct your spending money. While big-box stores and large online marketplaces like Amazon offer convenience with quick delivery and pick-up options, you don’t get a sense of doing good with your money.

Instead of opting for convenience this year, you can use your hard-earned money to support people who need it, especially WOC. There are about 28 million small businesses in the United States and when you buy from any one of them, you can know that you brought a smile to a business owner’s face. By buying from a woman of color, you can know that you helped someone who doesn’t get the advantages that a white, male business owner does.

How To Support WOC Artisans This Holiday Season

There are female artisans of color in every community but you may not always know that they’re there. One brand is dedicated to making sure that the talent of these women is brought front and center. TCTLE, pronounced “tac-tile,” is a brand founded by Deepa Shanbhag and is dedicated to supporting creative women of color. Shanbhag was inspired to build TCTLE after years of finding that she was often one of the few or the only WOC on a creative team for a job. Her goal with TCTLE was to help keep other women from feeling like the “other” in the creative workplace. For individuals and organizations that are looking for new talent, TCTLE hosts a free global directory of WOC in creative professions.

How To Support WOC Artisans This Holiday Season

TCTLE is also an online store. TCTLE partners with other WOC business owners and sells some of their products through the online store. Some of the WOC whose items are available for purchase on the site include Lorenia Henriquez of Luni, Katherine Kisa of K Kisa Fine Art and Craft, and Tehmina Brohi of Istani; pictured above with Deepa Shanbhag. To further help communities of color, 10% of each purchase is donated to an organization that helps people of color. Right now, TCTLE is donating to the Coronavirus Care Fund, set up by the National Domestic Workers Alliance. About 55 million Americans in 12 different industries are deemed “essential” at this time and this fund was started to help some of those workers. The fund provides emergency assistance to domestic workers, such as nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers, so that they can stay home and stay healthy during the pandemic.

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this year, look no further than the goods from the artisans on the TCTLE store. About 86% of people say that receiving flowers makes them feel special but any of the gifts from these talented artisans are sure to evoke that feeling of being special as well. The store carries a wide range of gifts, including colorful hats, unique charm necklaces, bold bangles, and comfy scarves. When you purchase from these artisans, you’ll also get to know a little bit about them, bringing you even closer to the people you’re supporting.

Consider what’s on your loved ones’ wishlists this year and find something they’re sure to love at TCTLE’s store. Not only will you be making your loved one happy but you’ll be supporting a WOC artisan and lifting up essential members of our community. You can truly spread some holiday cheer by purchasing from TCTLE this year.

Must-Haves Kitchen Tools for Your Pandemic Needs

Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Your Pandemic Needs

If you’re like us, then the time spent in your kitchen has doubled or maybe even tripled. We can absolutely say that this pandemic has us spending much more time in the room we usually spent the least time in; much to the detriment of our refrigerator and groceries. It has also shown us that there are things we desperately needed in our kitchen. Kitchen tools that will make our pandemic lives easier.

Must-Haves Kitchen Tools for Your Pandemic Needs

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. If it wasn’t before, it certainly is now. We’re sharing kitchen tools from Ambrosia Bag, Verve Culture, and S’well that are sure to make your pandemic kitchen life a little easier. In some cases, a lot more fun.

Ambrosia Produce Bags

Ambrosia Produce Bags

We love fresh vegetables but for some reason, they seem to go bad quickly once they enter our refrigerator. Granted, it may be because we overbuy and can’t use everything all at once and we end up having to throw a lot away. Our asparagus purchase tends to suffer the most. Thankfully the Ambrosia Bag came into our lives and solved our issue. This sustainable bag is the solution to all of your food-wasting problems! Say hello to the eco-friendly fix to keeping your food fresh in the fridge. Say goodbye to the waste and guilt of spoiled fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs! These flax linen vegetables and fruit bags are a godsend to those of us who have gardens and for the rest whose fridges seem to be the place where vegetables go to die. The Ambrosia produce bags come in four varieties – Vegetable, Berry, Mushroom, and Herb. They range from $24.00 – $30.00 and can be purchased at www.ambrosiabag.com.

Tortilla Press Kit – Red Cast Iron with Servilleta

Tortilla Press Kit - Red Cast Iron with Servilleta

Everybody loves tortillas! They seem to be the perfect snack or meal. Whether you’re cooking for just yourself or feeding an entire family, nothing pleases a crowd (or a single), like a delicious tortilla; you’re probably craving one right now. Well, Verve Culture has the perfect kit for you when those tortilla cravings hit –  the Tortilla Press Kit – Red Cast Iron with Servilleta, $45.00. You are sure to wow the crowd, whether they be your family or your friends on Zoom with your street tortilla skills. Instead of searching for the perfect tortilla, you can just make them. Our favorite thing about the Verve Culture Red Cast Iron press? It’s made in Mexico from old Singer sewing machines and other recycled irons. It will last you forever and gift you with perfect tortillas every time. What’s not to love! Plus it also makes an amazing gift. Get one or more now on www.verveculture.com.

S’well Eats

Must-Haves Tools for Your Pandemic Kitchen Needs

More cooking means more leftovers. And while you can bury yourself under a cupboard full of plastic storage food containers (if you can find the covers), we’re got a more stylish alternative. Savor your leftovers the next day with S’well Eats sustainable containers and bowls. Whether working from home or on the go, these handy, insulated containers are perfect for storing food and look great in any kitchen. Available in two handy sizes, these fashionable, reusable containers are the perfect storage for both hot and cold food. These 16oz and 20oz containers keep food cold for 12 hours or hot for 7 hours. Get your favorite color and design for $40.00 – $50.00 on www.swell.com.

We’d love to hear what kitchen tools have become essential to you during this pandemic.

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Gifts for Anyone and Everyone on Your List

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Gifts for Anyone and Everyone on Your List

Holiday gifting can be tough. While some people may be easy to shop for, some are very hard to find gifts for. If you have blank spaces near a few names, whether they be male, female, old, or young, we have some wonderful gifts ideas to share. We’re positive this list of gifts for anyone and everyone on your list will be major hits this holiday season.

Holiday 2020 Gift Guide: Gifts for Anyone and Everyone on Your List

These are the holiday gifts that would make anyone happy to receive; no matter who they are. Cross off lots of names on your list with holiday gifts from GLO Science, Catalyst, JORD, Moen, and Time Life.

  1. GLO Lit Teeth Whitening Device Tech Kit with Bluetooth, $149.00 – if we’re all being truly honest with ourselves, we’ve all let ourselves go a bit while made to stay at home. I’m sure many of you have increased your coffee (in our case, tea) intake, and brushed your teeth less than twice daily. Thankfully you can turn that around or help someone on your Christmas list get back to normal with the smile-saving GLO Lit Teeth Whitening Device Tech Kit with Bluetooth. This clinically proven, all-in-one teeth whitening device kit combines professional-grade patented heat & light technology with specially formulated whitening gel to visibly whiten teeth without sensitivity. Whiten your teeth up to 5 shades or more from the comfort of our home with a vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free whitening gel.  The fast 8-minute applications result in a whiter, brighter, more confident smile you’ll want to show off during your video chats. We think it’s one of the top gifts for anyone. Each kit includes: GLO Heat & LED Light Mouthpiece & Storage Case, Bluetooth Power Pack w/ hands-free lanyard & garment clip, 7 Teeth Whitening GLO Vials (42 applications), GLO Lip Care, Travel Pouch, and User Manual & Shade Guide.
  2. Catalyst Total Protection Case for AirPods Pro, $49.99 – this ultimate AirPods case is waterproof up to 100m (330ft) and drop proof to 3m (10ft) so you can take your AirPods Pro anywhere without the worry. With an impact-absorbing silicone interior, and a tough washable polycarbonate exterior your case is equipped to withstand drop after drop. It’s also protected from any scratches and scrapes and has a detachable carabiner so you can easily hook it on to your belt, bag, or purse. It is fully compatible with wireless charging and provides total protection for you and your device. You can also easily wash and disinfect your case using 70% isopropyl alcohol or 70% ethanol, which significantly reduces the infectivity of enveloped viruses. As part of the Catalyst Cares program, for every Total Protection AirPods Pro case purchased until Dec 31st, 2021, Catalyst will make a $1.00 donation to the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Available in Army Green and Stealth Black, you can pre-order the Total Protection Case for AirPods Pro now for November 16th delivery.
  3. JORD Frankie II Wood Watch, $189.00 – The JORD Frankie collection is the best selling wood timepiece in the world. It is worn in over 140 countries worldwide and is a mainstay in the JORD watch lineup. This 45mm ultra-slim quartz minimalist watch is perfect for everyday wear. It boasts an uncomplicated, Sapphire crystal glass face that offers complete focus and a streamlined shape that offers style. The beautiful hand-finished wood exterior, which is pretreated with tung oils, is built atop steelcore™ construction of the Frankie II. This endoskeleton provides superior strength without sacrificing the natural wood visibility. Although the watches are splash-proof, they should not be submerged in water. The 2020 style has been reengineered to offer more colors, more dial designs, and more sizes (the original 45mm and a smaller 38mm). With the variety of color options, this wood watch is sure to be a big hit for holiday gifting. SAVE NOW on this unique gift by using the code mylifeonandofftheguestlist20 for 20% off the entire website!
  4. Moen Aromatherapy Handshower, $129.00 – No one can deny the benefits of taking a nice hot shower to ease the stress. It is the best way to fully luxuriate in some “me-time”. With their newest launch, Moen takes that stress release to another level. This holiday season, why not give the gift of pure relaxation with the Moen Aromatherapy Handshower with INLY™ Technology. Get ready to enjoy or give the gift of a customizable spa experience in the comfort of home. The Moen Aromatherapy Handshowers are uniquely designed with the ability to infuse spa-like essential oils directly into the water flow to create an incredible and sensory shower experience. The INLY Shower Capsules, made in France with essential oils curated by master perfumer, Jean-Charles Sommerard, slide into an infusion dial on the showerhead to allow you to select your preferred essential oil dilution setting: high, medium, low, or off.  The four spa-inspired INLY fragrances include:
    • Zen Time: With essential oils of lavender, tea tree, and vanilla
    • Energetic Morning: With essential oils of lemon, scots pine, and cistus
    • Sweet Morning: With essential oils of red berries, geranium, and vanilla
    • Tropical Day: With essential oils of lemongrass, neroli, and vanilla
  5. Saturday Night Live: The Early Years 12-DVD Collector’s Set, $99.95 – there’s nothing like the gift of laughter. Laughter is therapeutic and makes one of the greatest gifts for anyone on your list. This hilarious 12-Disc Set includes 33 complete episodes featuring all-time-classic characters like The Coneheads, John Belushi’s Samurai, Emily Litella, The Blues Brothers, and More, and features incredible guest hosts like George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor; and musical acts, rare behind-the-scenes footage, a 28-page collector’s book, a bonus DVD and more!

So if you have a few people on your holiday gift list you don’t know what to gift, check out our list of gifts for anyone and everyone on your list.