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BIBO® is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine

BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine: Cocktails in 20 Seconds

Do you know how much cocktails cost in a bar or restaurant these days? If you’ve ever eaten out, then you know a night out will cost you a lot per glass. What if you can enjoy bar or restaurant quality cocktails right at home at the touch of a button? Thankfully that “what if” question has become a reality thanks to BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine. The spectacular BIBO Barmaid cocktail machine will give you a great bar and restaurant perfected cocktail in 20 seconds.

BIBO® is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine

Whether you’re making a cocktail for a night in alone for entertaining guests, the BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine lets you make and enjoy mixologist-crafted cocktails in less time than it takes to place an order at a bar. The minimal counter-space taking home appliance comes equipped with a shaker/shot glass, and three sample Bibo Cocktail mixers made in the USA (ours had the Cucumber Melon Martini, Tangerine Paloma, and Margarita).

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The Bibo Cocktail Mix Pouches come in a variety of popular cocktail flavors to make your next big party or casual get-together a success. They include Appletini, Cucumber Melon Martini, Margarita, Tangerine Paloma, Mai Tai, and Rum Punch. There’s a delicious cocktail for everyone to enjoy. Just slide each Bibo cocktail mix pouch into the machine, and add the appropriate spirit to the mix to enjoy the perfect cocktail every time. Each pouch contains the right amount to make a single cocktail serving. For our first cocktail, we did the Cucumber Melon Martini with Finlandia grapefruit vodka.

As we mentioned before, BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine is lightweight and takes a minimal amount of kitchen or bar counter space. It’s also incredibly easy to clean and can continuously make cocktails as long as you have Bibo Cocktail Mix Pouches on hand. Can you imagine the amount of money you will save in bar tabs? The average cocktail costs around $17 – $20 each and the BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine retails for $199.99. You are sure to get your money’s worth in no time with this amazing machine.

To get your own BIBO The Ultimate Cocktail Machine in either black or red, visit www.bibobarmaid.com. We also recommend getting the Bibo Variety Pack 24-Count Cocktail Mix Pouches, $49.99, to try out all the cocktail mixes.

Clean Effectively with the Raycop Lite Purifier and Raycop RS2 Purifier

We’ve all seen that Febreze commercial where the mom tells her teenage son, he has to “wash his room” then she pulls out a bottle of Febreeze and proceeds to spray the fabrics. While this may refresh the fabrics, it doesn’t remove bacteria, pollen, and house dust from your home’s fabrics. In the U.S. approximately 17 million adults and 7 million children are susceptible to common allergies and other respiratory disorders. There’s a much easier way to do that and we don’t mean trying to use your dust-covered vacuum cleaner. We were introduced to the amazing cleaning power of the portable Raycop Lite Purifier and its bigger brother, the Raycop RS2 Purifier, both created to clean the unseen in your home.

Unlike a regular vacuum, Raycop purifiers have a dual filtration system integrating a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter which is proven to capture 99.9% of common household allergens. The purifiers also feature a combination of ultraviolet light technology, optimized suction, and pulsating pads in RayClean Technology® that is 3x times more effective at capturing allergens and outdoor pollutants.

Raycop Lite Purifier

The Raycop Lite Purifier is the lightest and most portable purifier out of the two. It is smaller, weighing 68.8 oz, yet powerful enough for most sanitizing jobs and versatile enough to use even on your clothes. The Raycop Lite Purifier extracts 97.98% of bacteria after 2 seconds and 99.99% after 10 seconds, 97.8% of pollen after 4 minutes, and over 80% of house dust in 5 minutes. It has a sanitizing width of 6 inches, a 6-watt UVC Lamp, HEPA filter to trap and eliminate pollen, dust mite matter, and dirt, and a dust box filter for larger dust and dirt particles.

Raycop RS2 Purifier

The Raycop RS2 Purifier boasts three suction modes: delicate, normal, and heavy, an 11-watt UVC Lamp to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses, a sanitizing width of 9 inches, a dust box filter for larger dust and dirt particles, a brush roller to loosen surface dust and hair, pulsating pads to agitate and loosen dirt and dust mite matter, and it extracts 99.99% of bacteria after 2 seconds, 99.99% of viruses after 5 seconds, 99.8% of pollen after 1 minute, and over 90% of house dust in 3 minutes.

The Raycop purifiers are easy to use. Just slowly glide either back and forth a few times along the surface of any fabric surface. The suction is specifically calibrated to ensure there is no damage to any fabric, whether it’s your bedsheets, pillows, blankets, or comforters, to the fabrics on your upholstered fabrics. This help you cut back on the cost and hassle of professional cleaning services for your upholstery, drapes, decorative accent pillows, and clothes.

Both purifiers are now available in the US market with the Raycop Lite retailing for $189.99, and the Raycop RS2 available for 349.99 on www.raycop.com. What are your thoughts on the Raycop Lite and Raycop RS2 Purifiers? Could your home use this effective cleaning dives that cleans the unseen?

Stop Food Waste: FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System

This blog post has been sponsored by FoodSaver. The company has compensated me via a gift to review their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Whether you “chef-it-up” in the kitchen or order a mean takeout, chances are you’re going to end up with leftovers. Maybe Costco or BJ’s Wholesale is your second home. Either way, you’re going to need some practical food storage. While you can stockpile your refrigerator with space-hogging plastic containers, or ineffective zipper bags, foil, or plastic wrap that don’t really keep your leftovers fresh for long, FoodSaver, makers of the #1 Vacuum Sealing System has the solution. The FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System not only keeps your food fresher, longer, it saves you a lot of money.

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The FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System makes vacuum sealing your leftover food even easier, keeping it fresh for up to five times longer than other food storage options, and help you save up to $2,700/year. It boasts new features like the Express Bag Maker, which allows you to make your own vacuum sealed bag – no matter the size, and pre-seal the bag every time, reducing the time it takes to vacuum seal your food. It also boasts a new Vacuum View Window that gives you better control during vacuum sealing allowing you to reduce the bag roll waste up to 30%. Check out the FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System in action in our brief videos below

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Our favorite thing about the FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System is its 2-in-1 functionality. As you can see above, the system combines powerful upright vacuum sealing capabilities to vacuum seal bags for long-term storage in your freezer, and a built-in, retractable handheld sealer to vacuum zipper bags and containers to keep all your foods and pantry items fresh and delicious until you’re ready for it.

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Say hello to not being afraid to buy in bulk, to more refrigerator space, longer lasting food, and say goodbye to throwing away spoiled leftovers. Imagine the perfect Christmas cookie recipe. You create your perfect raw cookie dough now, freeze it and take them out of the freezer to bake them fresh at Christmastime. Goodbye store bought Nestle Tollhouse frozen cookie dough, hello grandma’s recipe. To celebrate the launch of the new kitchen device, we were treated to an afternoon with Chef Damaris Phillips, winner of the ninth season of the Food Network show, the Food Network Star.

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Thanks to Chef Phillips, we got to create a delicious salad, enjoyed some delicious Taco meatballs, and Christmas cookies. And of course use the FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System to vacuum seal the delicious creations for enjoyment at a later time. Another FoodSaver product we’re excited about, which can be seen in almost every photo is the new FoodSaver FRESH Containers. These clear BPA free Tritan containers are a smarter alternative to the traditional storage options like bags, foil or clumsy plastic containers. They work with all FoodSaver Food Preservation Systems as well as FoodSaver Handheld Sealers to remove air and create a unique, airtight seal to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh.

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The stackable FoodSaver FRESH Containers come available in multiple sizes including three, five, eight, and ten cups. They are designed to withstand cracking, shattering, and staining. It is odor resistant and is safe for the microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and freezer. A 4-Piece Set of the FoodSaver FRESH Containers retails for $54.99. The FoodSaver FM5000 Series Food Preservation System retails for $149.99 -199.99 and is available now at major retailers such as WalMart, Costco, Sam’s, Target, and FoodSaver.com.

Nattily Equipped w/ My Ninja: Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System Review

Since all men’s goals in the gym are different, I am writing this from a nutrition standpoint. What I’ve discovered (in my old age) is that exercise, brain function, and energy levels mean nothing without a honed diet. Thusly, your diet, exercising, stamina, etc, depends on proper rest and recovery to give your body (and waistline) an impartial fresh start. It’s all a full circle cycle that in these times of dietary, organic and GMO mayhem depends on what you decide to put in your mouth. Essentially, if you want to stay progressive and keep your clothing options as open as possible then maybe try a smoothie made with the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System, instead of a sweet roll.

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Some days I only want the bulk to be on the weight rack and not on my plate. With that said, juicing, souping, blending and smoothing are ways in which I confidently keep my belt on the same notch for all of my sun-up to sun-down, eat while commuting and too tired to cook days. I rely on my Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System to create protein smoothies for the ride to work, to make comfort soups for the evenings (I don’t want a sink full of dirty pots & pans), and for those naughty days when frozen margaritas make a long day exhale. What throwing a bevy of key ingredients into my Nutri Ninja does is allow me to get the sustenance that I need without the bulk. There’s no bulk for my stomach to churn through and no tremendous bulk to let soak in the sink afterward. Liquefying the bulk without discarding the often overlooked nutrients lost in just juicing is key here. I turn my sides into delicious soups for dinner and make all those essential fruits and greens into smoothies for breakfast. Also, with Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System feature, I can better control the consistency of my end product depending on if it needs to be chunkier, smoother, coarser or watery. Control may be the keyword here; control what you eat for better control over what you can wear.

Here are two easy recipes created with the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System to be inspired by. Try out and reap the benefits of a better fitting suit from:

Lean Green Ninja

Lean Green Ninja

1/2 small banana
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup fresh mango chunks
1/2 cup kale leaves
1/2 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup ice
Place all ingredients into the 24-ounce Nutri Ninja in the order listed. Press Auto-IQ™ Blend.

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1tablespoon tomato paste
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place all ingredients into the 24-ounce Nutri Ninja in the order listed. Select START/STOP and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour soup into a medium saucepan and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

Without this amazing device and recipes, I can’t help but have the following thoughts. “Oh men, what has become of us?” Could it be that we’ve become just as vain as women? Yes. Is it also possible that we men have become quite bored with our dark suit for this and summer suit for that, brown shoe polish and spit-shine black all-purpose loafers? Most assuredly. Take comfort, however! It’s not such a bad thing at all. The years of trying to get men to loosen up and change, purchase more clothing, and try new things have well been upon us for quite some time now, and it’s pretty liberating. But as history will tell us, what’s liberating can also become quite conflicting.

Why the conflict? The men’s renaissance of the last ten years has made men take a long hard look at themselves. Enough for them to decide that change is essential, especially when staying the same for so long. This whole practice now seems as antiquated as padded doublets and ornamented codpieces. Time and society don’t stay the same and they appear to be moving quicker than ever before. While keeping updated has its angsts; if you’re going to choose to be in areas of forward social relevance; then staying updated could be the disparity factor between success and failure. So the conflict ushers in when in trying to update the padded doublets with weighted reps and protein shakes, a lot of men’s clothing seems to be shrinking too fast to adequately cover our codpieces. What’s a man to do when he wants to feel great about exercise and stamina but also look comfortable in a suit?

You may have thought that here’s is where I would lunge into a diatribe about where to buy fuller cut men’s clothing but, as I said, the modern man knows that tailoring is key to anything quality and off the rack nowadays. And maybe now he also knows how the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System can help keep his belt on the same notch, and the bulk safely far away.

Spring Cleaning: Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum

There are many reasons the spring season cannot get here fast enough. Besides the obviously nicer weather, we’re looking forward to doing some much-needed spring cleaning. We’ve accumulated a lot of clutter, plus add in the fact that we have hardwood floors, a wonderful thing apartment detail, but one that attracts dust like fashionistas to a sample sale. Let’s face it, dust and hardwood floors just don’t mix. Not only can debris in dust scratch and damage your floor’s finish, but dust particles can also make you sick. And while most carpeted homes may only need to be vacuumed once or twice a week, homes with hardwood floors need twice as much love, so it is always necessary to whip out the old vacuum. The problem is most heavy-duty vacuums are just that…heavy and expensive, and we’ve needed a new one for a while! We’ve had two choices in mind, either the best bissell vacuums or the shark vacuum and it’s been such a tough decision! I was pretty much sold on the bissell vacuum until a friend of mine got a shark and raved about it. Then I was torn again. With a lot of thought and decision making, we’ve ended up settling on the Shark Rocket Powerhead vacuum.

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What makes the Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum so great? Well, this lightweight and streamlined vacuum (it only weighs 9lbs overall and 1lb in your hand when vacuuming) boasts some heavy-duty cleaning power without the heavy lifting, shoulder or back pain. The easy to maneuver vacuum’s cleaning components are all conveniently into the head of the vacuum shortening the suction path to the dust cup by up to 80% and putting all of the vacuum’s weight where it counts most-on the floor, not in your hand.

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The Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum comes with two, interchangeable brushrolls, and all Surface Brushroll that goes from carpets to hard floors with ease, and a Gentle Touch Hard Floor brushroll that is made just for cleaning hard floors. While one is in use in Shark’s Innovative brushroll garage, the other is neatly tucked away in the Brushroll Holster, located on the handle.

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Other wonderful features of the Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum include a telescoping handle that adjusts to your most comfort height and makes for easy storage, a bottom-empty pop-up dust cup for quick disposal of debris, easy-to-use fingertip controls, and advanced steering for smoother maneuverability. To show you just how easy it is to maneuver with one hand, we took a bit of video showing how easy it is:

Are you ready for some spring cleaning of your own? Could the Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum help you control the dust and debris on your hardwood floors? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer: The Brew Master

Have you ever sat down and calculated the amount of money you spend at coffee shops? We sat down and calculated how much we spend at coffee shops in a month, and we were very surprised that our number was that high. Naturally this prompted a change. As we head into 2016, we’re making some changes, and the first is eliminating unnecessary spending. Instead of making multiple trips to coffee shops, we’ve welcomed the ninja coffee bar Brewer into our home. It’s our own personal coffee shop, right on our counter top. Call us a home barista.

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Are you looking for that cafe taste from the comfort of your home and without the cafe budget? Then the Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer is just what you need to bring that rich flavor home. Whether you’re in the mood or a classic brew, iced, or frothy flavored coffee beverage, the Ninja Coffee Bar Auto-iQ’s One-Touch Intelligence lets you enjoy hot coffee with incredible flavor richness, in any size you want: a cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe. The Coffee Bar draws just the right amount of water you needed from its reservoir, based on the brew size and brew type you select.

You will especially love the specialty brews that the Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer creates, which boasts its highest concentration of coffee. It’s a coffee extract that, like espresso, you can use to create coffeehouse-style hot and cold layered beverages such as these delicious recipes below:

Sweet Sofiaccino

Sweet Sofiaccino

4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground Colombian coffee
3 cups ice
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Whipped cream and ground cinnamon, for garnish
Size: Travel Mug setting
Brew: Specialty
Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket. Place the ice into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button. When brewing is complete, combine coffee and ice with evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk in a 24-ounce or larger blender container. Blend until smooth, about 25 seconds; divide between 2 glasses and garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon

Cappuccino-Style Coffee

Cappuccino-Style Coffee

4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons ground coffee) 5 ounces 1% milk
5 ounces 1% milk
Size: Travel Mug setting
Brew: Specialty
Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket. Place milk into the glass jar of the Ninja Easy Frother™. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, secure lid, and pump the Frother 15 times. Or use a small microwave-safe jar with lid; secure lid, shake milk until foamy, remove the lid, and microwave on High for 1 minute until milk is hot and froth is set. Pour frothed milk into a mug; set the mug in place to brew. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button. When the brew is complete, sweeten as desired.

Love your caffeine intake on the strong side? Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer’s patent-pending technology blends Precision Water Delivery with automated controls for Calibrated Temperature, Pre-infusion, Coffee Saturation, and Flavor Richness, allowing you to up the concentration intensity 2x with Over Ice Brew and 3x with Specialty Brew to unlock the full flavor potential of your favorite coffee.

The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer is available with either a double-walled vacuum insulated Stainless Steel Carafe or Glass Carafe and Precise Temp Warming Plate, Double-sided Scoop, Ninja Easy Frother, and a 40 Recipe Inspiration Guide. Grab either option for $179.80 hen you buy it directly from Ninja Kitchen.