Valentine’s Day Gifts for Those Staying In

It’s that time again lovers of love. Time to celebrate and honor the thing and people we cherish so dear…….love. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and we’re sharing some must have Valentine’s Day gifts to add to your list to make the day of love, even more special. Not all the items we’re highlighting are things you’d necessarily gift to your love, but getting them for Valentine’s Day is still a must, especially if you plan on staying in for the night. We present the following Valentine’s Day gifts from Sinclair Institute, Tonino Lamborghini Watches, Spice Pharm, Bumbleberry Farms, Booty Parlor, and Diamond Veneer.

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You may want to drop a hint to your partner by leaving this post open and ready for reading, or just jot down the names of the brands we’re highlighting today. Either way, we hope to make sure everyone has a wonderful and memorable Valentine’s Day…now let’s get to know these wonderful products.

Sinclair Pure Love Getaway Kit

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Are you planning a little hideaway escape for your Valentine? Or maybe the two of you are in for an evening in. Be prepared with this ever-ready Love Getaway Kit from the Sinclair Institute. Everything you need for a romantic tryst is located in this convenient hemp TSA compliant travel bag including a Sinclair Institute Select® USDA certified organic lubricant, Glyde Sheer ultra condoms, Organic Bamboo Mini Go towels, and a 3-speed waterproof vibrating bullet massager.

Tonino Lamborghini Watches

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Of course, what would Valentine’s Day be without a gift for the one you love. One great gift idea is the gift of time. Wow him or her with one of these beautiful, state of the art timepieces from Tonino Lamborghini. These watches boast the elegance and luxury the famed Lamborghini name, history, and style is known for. They currently offer nine collections, and feature styles that range from classic to elegant, racing, and sport. We especially love the special details and elements, such as ceramic bezels, crocodile pattern leather watch straps, deployante buckles, dials with mother-of-pearl grounds, engraving details, and 3D shields.

Spice Pharm Turmeric, and Chocolate Chai Elixir

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Elixirs are often referred to as “Magical Potions,” and what better time than Valentine’s Day to put a spell on your love with these two great tasting drinks that boasts pleasurable creaminess and exceptional health benefits. The Golden Goddess Turmeric Chai Elixir and Food of the Gods Chocolate Elixir are a match made in delicious heaven that neither of you can resist. Both varieties are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers, but they will also improve your mood, energy, focus, stamina, muscle strength and libido thanks to their wonderful ingredients. So what are you waiting for, drink up!

Bumbleberry Farms Honey Cream Spreads

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Sweet treats are always a bit hit on Valentine’s Day, especially when they are decadent. Made with fresh, local ingredients like honey, butter, and maple syrup, the delectable Honey Cream Spreads from Bumbleberry Farms are beyond delicious whether you’re enjoying it with fresh strawberries or just off your partner.  These delectable Honey Creams in 5-ounce jars in four addictive flavors including Lovers’ Leap Sea Salt Caramel, Squirrel Crazy Maple, Molten Lava Spiced Chocolate, and Sticky Buns Cinnamon.

Booty Parlor

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Continuing the sensual romance of Valentine’s Day will be easy when you add in these sensuous products from Booty Parlor. They offer many enticing products to make sure you have a great night. Today we feature several of Booty Parlor’s best-selling romantic treats. You and your valentine can begin your night of love by first luxuriating in a long, sumptuous soak in their evocative Tuberose-scented Naughty Bubbles Bubble Bath, then take turns teasing and pleasing each other with their Don’t Stop Massage Oil, then enjoy each other even more with Booty Parlor’s signature luxury lubricant, a water-based, fragrance-free formula. For those who want to be kissed uncontrollably and continuously, the Dust Up Kissable Body Shimmer dazzles your skin with the sparkle of crushed diamonds, their high-shine, non-tacky Kissaholic Lip Gloss is available in six provocative shades, or you can enjoy Skin Honey, a seductive, playful experience, drizzle this mouthwatering kissable body topping that you place wherever you want to kiss or be kissed. With these products, you may find yourself repeating Valentine’s Day over and over again.

Diamond Veneer

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Another wonderful gift idea is stunning jewelry that won’t break your bank. Beautiful jewelry is always a big hit on Valentine’s Day and gentlemen, Diamond Veneer has a range of affordable, luxurious jewelry pieces your valentine is sure to love. Whether you’re looking to gift eye-catching necklaces, earrings, or rings, these beautiful pieces ill absolutely wow her. Some of our favorite pieces include a Centered 2.5 Ct Round Cut On Zirconite Cubic Zirconia Necklace on Rhodium Electroplate, a 1.5 CT cushion square simulated diamond – Diamond Veneer solitaire pendant, a 2 Ct Round Three Stones Miligree Vintage Style Simulated Diamond Engagement Ring, and an equally bedazzling 4 ct. Cushion radiant center halo Ring with side tapered baguettes simulated diamond-diamond veneer® set in sterling silver platinum electroplated.

These are just the beginning of the Valentine’s Day gifts we will share with you. we hope you stay with us to get even more insight, and please feel free to share what your valentine’s day plans or wishes will be in our comments.

Tea Time w/ Teavana, and Taylors of Harrogate Teas

Hello fellow tea lovers, we hope you guys kept warm with a mug or two of one of our delicious hot toddy recipes. We continue celebrating Hot Tea Month with some non-alcoholic tea options. If you haven’t heard, we’re in for a bit of snow off and on for the next 2 1/2 weeks, nothing too major, but just enough to break out a few cups of tea to warm you up. If you don’t have any tea at home, we recommend you picking up teas from two of our favorite tea brands, Teavana, and Taylors of Harrogate.

TEAVANA OPRAH CHAI

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The above set is actually a holiday set we’re still enjoying and sadly its no longer available, but you can snag the equally wonderful Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Ritual Set (pictured below), a five piece set that comes with Oprah Chai Tea in a Tea Tin, a 32 oz Perfectea Maker, and two double wall glass mugs (we especially love these mugs because we don’t burn our hands like ceramic mugs do).

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Aside from its amazing taste, your purchase of the Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Ritual Set, a $4.00 donation will be made to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to support educational opportunities for young people, including Girls Inc., National CARES Mentoring Movement, Pathways to College and U.S. Dream Academy. This is a tea with a great purpose. not only does it warm your body, it warms your heart as well. We’ve probably stated this before but our favorite tea is chai, we love the combination of these Indian tea leaves, milk, sugar, and blended spices including cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and cloves. To us, it is the perfect combination of creamy, sweet and spicy. Grab the Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Ritual Set on sale now for $44.98 from www.teavana.com.

TAYLORS OF HARROGATE

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When you have a legacy of tea that spans 130 years, chances are you know your teas and trust us when we say Taylors of Harrogate knows all there is to know about tea. From black and green teas to flavored and herbal teas, Taylors’ collection of tea offerings has something for every tea lover. Taylors prides themselves in harvesting unparalleled quality and flavor for their teas, so they are put through the most stringent testing to make sure nothing sub-par makes it into their production. With fans that include the British Royal Family, you know you’re getting the best.

Today we’re highlighting the Taylors of Harrogate Variety Tea Pack, which boasts a 48-count of the following eight tea flavors including, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Decaffeinated Breakfast, Lemon & Orange, Pure Assam, Green Tea with Jasmine, Organic Peppermint, and Organic Chamomile. Not only is tea delicious and healthier for you, imagine all the hot toddy varieties you will enjoy with this variety pack. We’re really excited to try the Assam Tea, a rich, strong and full-bodied black tea with malty notes that is best served with milk. Of course, we still love the old favorites we grew up on such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey; thanks to Taylors of Harrogate, you can indulge in classic tea flavors and discover a few new ones. Visit Brands of Britain to purchase a tea or two and to learn more about Taylors of Harrogate teas.

Now that we’ve introduced you to Teavana, and Taylors of Harrogate, will you be adding more tea to your daily routine? What teas are you enjoying during Hot tea Month? Share your thoughts in our comments section.

Winter Warmers: Outdoor Survival Canada Outerwear

Although we enjoyed a small uptick in this week’s temperature, we’re slated to see a decrease in degrees in the upcoming days. Although we’re not seeing any snow yet, we are in for some cold weather and that means it’s time to start bringing out the heavy winter coats…..are you cold weather ready? We’re getting ourselves ready with a great outerwear brand we were introduced to called OSC (Outdoor Survival Canada). As we’re writing this, we can hear the chilly wind howling outside. These people certainly know their winter attire, no surprise since Canada is our neighbor closest to the north pole.

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The OSC collection of winter coats provides a unique combination of warmth and waterproof protection that is hard to find in other winter parkas while boasting a sense of style and fit that remains unmatched. Outdoor Survival Canada offers high-quality functional outerwear that are made by hand and features unique technical features, great attention to detail and over 30 years of technical Down outerwear experience, that is tested through arctic expeditions.

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Because the Outdoor Survival Canada jackets are designed with durability and practicality in mind, it comes with a lot of amazing features, including a proprietary tuff and durable nylon outer shell that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable; a moisture-wicking polyester lining; a smart collar that boasts a flexi wire sewn into the top for custom shaping and trimmed in natural Canadian Coyote fur; a hood reinforced with hardware; inner pocket with zipper closure and a large interior mesh pocket for storage and to keep your valuables safe; inner cuffs to keep your hands warm and protect them from wind penetration; inner heavy-duty shoulder straps for portability; a Grosgrain ribbon covers the velcro on the front flap, preventing snagging of your sweaters and other clothing; a snow belt for added warmth and security; elbow patch reinforcements; a proprietary blend of premium duck and goose down feathers; and a temperature rating of -40˚C/F with flexibility based on your individual temperature, activities, and amount of time spent outside.

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The OSC Collections boasts ten women’s outerwear styles, including the Nisto, Nukka, Siku, Miki Karima, Nini, Jaci, Kasa, Nuaja, and Talini. The above style is the women’s Siku, the perfect everyday winter coat that provides knee-length protection against the elements. This machine washable coat boasts all the features mentioned above plus a removable hood and fur trim, 3M reflective piping for enhanced visibility, heavy-duty YKK Zippers, and availability in ten colors (we love the vibrancy of the red alert color). Get to know the many outerwear styles from the Outdoor Survival Canada collection on www.outdoorsurvivalcanada.com.

Boulder Canyon Real Thin Popcorn Keeps Things Popping

We’ve been obsessed with Boulder Canyon’s delicious potato chips for years now (we highly recommend indulging in their Baked Sweet Potato Fries), so we were really excited to see they’re adding a new snack category to their delicious arsenal. Boulder Canyon has entered the popcorn category with the introduction of Boulder Canyon Real Thin Popcorn, but these are not your typical popcorn snacks. The Boulder Canyon Real Thin Popcorn are made with premium, better-for-you avocado, coconut and olive oils, they’re healthy and delicious.

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As we all commit to healthier lifestyle and eating habits, we’re always on the look out for healthier ways to snack. Since popcorn is seen as a great snack alternative to high calorie, high fat, and high sugar snacks, thanks to its low-calorie, low-fat, and easy to enjoy on-the-go benefits, we know you’ll enjoy these newest full-flavored snack offerings from Boulder Canyon, which are available in three delicious flavors: Coconut Oil Sea Salt, Olive Oil White Cheddar, and Avocado Oil Sea Salt.

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What makes these air popped kernels especially special, besides the wonderful flavor combinations and the fact that it’s a vegan snack, is they boast 70% less fat and 25% fewer calories than the leading “guilt free” popcorn brand, the ingredients are certified Gluten-free, and Circle K™ Kosher certified, it has zero trans fats, no MSG, and NO cholesterol, is Non-GMO, a good source of fiber, and is low in sodium.

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The Boulder Canyon Real Thin Popcorn is popped in small batches to make sure we all get to enjoy a snack that is made from the highest quality. And because it is made with fewer calories and fat than the leading popcorn brands, you can snack on Boulder Canyon’s thin popcorn without feeling any guilt or buyer’s remorse!

Each 4.15 oz bag retails for approximately $3.79 Are you excited to try the Boulder Canyon Real Thin Popcorn snack offerings? What flavor are you most looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments.

Airfordable.co: Pay for Your Air Travel in Budget-Friendly Installments

What if you could pay for your dream vacation in budget-friendly installments? Or lock in a low airfare months earlier when airfares are much cheaper? Or how about both? Thanks to Airfordable.co, not only are you able to take advantage of low airfares thanks to their price protection, you take control of your travel plans by paying in installments with either a monthly or biweekly payment plan. It’s your dream vacation, on layaway.

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Air travel can be quite expensive, and without any real options aside from extensive saving and praying to the travel gods for decent and discounted airfares, we had no real solution to getting the vacation we desired, at a price we could afford…..until Airfordable.co. No longer will you be at the mercy of a horrible airline just to hopefully get to enjoy your trip, especially as a frustrating experience can ruin your entire vacation. With airfares ever increasing, and our need to escape our daily lives every once in a while, Airfordable.co is the answer, but don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.

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So how does Airfordable work? Very much like a department store layaway plan. Simply search for your flight dates on any airline or air travel website (we must note there’s a $2000 price per flight cap on airfare), grab a screenshot of your proposed trip, upload it to the Airfordable website, and they will show you payment plan options. Once you’ve selected your payment plan, just pay 30% of the cost of the air travel as a deposit, and pay the balance in the installment schedule you’ve chosen. Just as with department store layaways, once your final payment is complete, you will receive your e-ticket.

This is especially wonderful for those who don’t want to put the cost of the trip on a credit card. You enjoy a flexible payment plan with no credit check and no incurred interest fees like you would using a credit card, so there’s no buyer’s remorse when your credit card bill comes. Another great thing about Airfordable is if the price of your airfare drops before you’ve secured your seat, they will split the savings 50/50 and your portion becomes an Airfordable credit that you can use towards your next flight on any airline. what more can you ask for!

We’re ready to begin planning our dream vacation, what about you? Where can Airfordable help you travel to?

Toast to “The Bachelor” 20th Season w/ the Sauza Tequila Jalisco Rose

Tonight marks the beginning of the 20th season of eligible bachelors trying to find love via ABC’s very popular reality dating show, The Bachelor. By now, we’re sure you’ve fallen in love with The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins, the dreamy software salesman, fan-favorite, and youngest Bachelor the show seen in a while. While the hunky Ben is sure to give out special roses to several lucky bachelorettes, Sauza Tequila would like to offer all of you a very special rose, The Sauza Tequila Jalisco Rose, the perfect cocktail to raise a glass to the latest dreamboat during your viewing party, or sip while you’re playing your Bachelor drinking game.

The Jalisco Rose

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2 parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila
23 strawberries, halved
1 part pomegranate juice
1 part agave syrup
1 part lime juice
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a margarita glass.

The Sauza Tequila Jalisco Rose’s name was inspired by the Sauza distillery located in Jalisco, Mexico, the birthplace of such great Mexican traditions as Mariachi, Ranchera music, Birria, Jaripeo, and of course, Tequila. Each bottle of Sauza Tequila, the go-to tequila for the perfect margarita, is carefully crafted with the finest, fresh blue agave from the storied La Perseverancia distillery in Jalisco.

For the next several weeks, the ladies will come and go (we all remember that season with the uninvited bachelorette returnee), but Ben will remain to capture our hearts, and while we know we’ll never get a special rose or hear those wonderful words asking us to “accept this rose” from Ben, we can (and damn sure will), accept and fully enjoy the delicious Jalisco Rose from Sauza Tequila.

Are you ready to accept the Jalisco Rose cocktail from Sauza Tequila? Will you be tuning in every week to see the lucky ladies Ben gives a rose to?

Toast to 2016: New Year’s Eve Cocktails

As promised, we’re sharing, even more tantalizing New Year’s Eve cocktails to help you welcome 2016 with a delicious start. We’re highlighting more ways to celebrate the new year with a unique twist on the traditional champagne toast. In part two of our New Year’s Eve cocktails roundup, we’ve sharing delicious libations from Milagro Tequila, and Dry Fly Distilling. If you’re tired of the boring champagne toast at midnight, why not indulge in one or two of these delicious mixed drinks cocktail recipes.

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Are you looking an elegant cocktail or something with a bit more edge? Either way, we’ve got the perfect party concoction for you whether you’re out celebrating at a party or at home. Trust us when we say, you should bookmark the recipes for these New Year’s Eve Cocktails to show to the bartender.

20th Century Sparkler

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1 oz. Dry Fly Triticale Whiskey
½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. White chocolate syrup
Sparkling wine
Shake first 3 ingredients. Pour into a coupe or flute glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a cherry.

Chocolate Manhattan

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2 oz. Dry Fly Washington Bourbon
1 oz. Sweet vermouth
3 Dashes chocolate bitters
Stir all and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

The Lady Satin

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1 ½ oz Dry Fly gin
1 ½ oz Crème de Violet
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Lime Juice
Champagne
Mix all in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Sparkling Rose

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1.5 parts Milagro Silver
0.25 part Simple Syrup
0.5 part Fresh Lemon Juice
0.75 part Watermelon Juice
2 parts Rosé Sparkling Wine
Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake, strain and pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Blushing Rose Martini

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1.5 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
0.5 part Lillet Rose
3 Teaspoons Quince Preserves
0.75 part Lime Juice
Garnish: Orange Twist
Starting with preserves, combine ingredients and shake very well, double strain into a martini glass.

The Highlands

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2 parts Milagro Añejo Tequila
1 part Oloroso Sherry
0.5 part Drambuie
Garnish: Lemon Peel & Sage Leaf and serve in a Coupe glass

Love what you’re seeing? Then you should keep this page close at hand. Happy New Year!

Holiday Home Scents: It’s Beginning to Smell A Lot Like Christmas

There’s an old trick real estate agents use when showing a house, they bake cookies so the house smells warm, homey and inviting. We’re going to do the same thing for our apartment during the holiday season, so we’re looking to aromatherapeutic home cleaning product brands, Method Home, Caldrea, and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, for our festive holiday scents. If you are also looking to having your home smell a lot like Christmas, continue reading on for some wonderful holiday home scents.

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This season Method welcomes two festive fragrances for the holidays, Peppermint Vanilla, a combination of the warmth of vanilla and the wintery wonderland that is peppermint, and Mulled Cider, a warm blend of apple, clove, and cinnamon. These two invigorating scents join their naturally derived, biodegradable formulas, and are available in two of their most favored products, the Method Gel Hand Wash, and Foaming Hand Wash.

 

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Are you ready for three limited-edition fragrances that capture the scents of the holiday season through the distinctive combinations of citrus, floral, and spice notes? Then say hello to Caldrea’s Christmassy Juniper Laurel Mint, warm Plum Bergamot Clove, and festive Saffron Winter Rose. Three wonderfully amazing scents that you can enjoy in five different cleaning products, including a candle, countertop spray, dish soap, hand lotion, and hand soap. Intrigued by the scents? Let’s get to know them. The Juniper Laurel Mint scents boast eucalyptus, juniper, juicy berries, fresh mint, and golden cypress; the Plum Bergamot Clove celebrates the warmth of the season with a combination of clove and amber over blood orange and floral mystery; and lastly, Saffron Winter Rose brings together rose and cardamon with a warm, woody (cedarwood) base, and fresh citrus.

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If you’re still looking for more household cleaners in glorious home fragrances, then you should also add Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day to your list. They too are greeting the holidays with three festive scents. Get ready to have your home filled with the aroma of warm and spicy Orange Clove, crisp and fresh Iowa Pine, or tart and sweet Cranberry. These holiday home scents are available in an array of cleaning products, candles and variety sets. Nothing says Christmas like the wonderful scent of a real Christmas tree, capture that fragrance with the combination of crisp Iowa Pine, with a touch of clove and cedar. Whether your tree is real or artificial, your home will smell like freshly cut pine; want to capture the warmth of the holidays? You can’t go wrong with Mrs. Meyer’s warm and spicy Orange Clove, a lovely scent that combines a combines citrus oranges and cloves; if one fruit had to be the mascot of the holidays, it’s cranberries. With the Mrs. Meyers Cranberry cleaning products, you will constantly be surrounded by the aroma of this festive, tart and tangy fruit. Get to know more of these Mrs. Meyer’s seasonal cleaning products.

We will be surrounding ourselves with one or more of these wonderful scents, will you? What’s your favorite holiday scents?