Friday, December 9, 2016

San Francisco Bay Coffee: Coffee Time!

One of my favorite parts of grocery shopping is going down the coffee aisle.  Whether I need coffee or not, I must go down the aisle and smell all of the goodness that it holds.  Not only do I enjoy the taste of coffee but I enjoy the whole process of coffee.  I love the aroma as it brews and I love the warmth that the cup brings to my hands.  This is why I am so excited to be a part of the San Francisco Bay Coffee Influencer program!  I will be able to try a variety of coffees and share them with you!

I was first introduced to San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee through twitter a few years ago.  The Rogers Family Company was hosting a contest and giving away gift cards for their website.  I was lucky enough to win a $50 gift card and I bought several varieties of k-cups through them.  I was hooked!

One of my favorite San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee blends is the Fog Chaser.  The Fog Chaser is a blend of Central and South American coffees that are full bodied yet smooth.  The coffee brews to a dark brown and as it brews it releases a heady thick aroma of delicious coffee.  While this coffee is very aromatic it goes down smooth.  I like to top my hot cup of coffee off with a flavored creamer and hazelnut goes very well with the Fog Chaser.  I am very pleased that this is my first variety of SFB Coffee to try as an influencer.

If you are like me and enjoy giveaways SFB Coffee has a contest on facebook, you may enter in the hopes of winning FREE coffee!  They have daily prizes and the last day to enter is December the 18th.  This is my referral link and good luck!

If you would like to order San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee you may find them online.  First time customers may sign up and receive a 15% discount code by email.  This might be perfect for the coffee lover on your Christmas list too!  Be sure and order by December 12 if you would like to have your shipment arrive before Christmas!

Disclosure:  I am a San Francisco Bay Coffee Influencer and I have received a free box of Fog Chaser k-cups so that I may review their product and provide an honest opinion of it to my readers.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 14, 2016

PicturesOnGold: Give a memory for Christmas!

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and it is true!  There have been so many times recently that a picture from the past has sparked a memory and emotion from days that have gone by.  My mother in law passed away last Thanksgiving and I have been going through pictures trying to find the perfect one to put in a locket for my 12 year old daughter for Christmas.  This is why I am so happy to have found out about this offer from has an exclusive Locket designer that lets you create customized photo lockets by lasering photos into the locket.  The beautiful lockets are waterproof, scratch-proof and come with a lifetime guarantee plus you can have them engraved as well!  

If you are interested in a personalized locket you may save at Pictures On Gold too!  This is just in time for the holidays and I believe that it will be a gift that will be cherished for a long time to come! #lockets .@usfg

Disclosure:  I am participating in Blogger Offers in hopes of participating in a product.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Myrtle The Land Turtle

Ever since I was a small child I have had a love for land turtles.  Turtles remind me of a much simpler time in my life.  They remind me of times when my papa use to take me out riding around in the country in his "beep beep" and we would look for turtles.  It was always exciting when we found one.  We would take the turtle and raise it until July the 4th.  Then each year on July the 4th we would go to the OU Biological Station (where my grandparents worked during the summer) and we would have a big turtle race!  After the race we would have watermelon and then go fishing!  Those really were the good times and it brings back so many good memories that I wanted to share my love of turtles with my kids.

About 5 weeks ago, we found Myrtle our land turtle.  Myrtle's cage is a huge 3 foot long by 2 foot wide and 1.5 feet high galvanized steel water trough. We have a square foot of dirt on one side along with brown leaves that have fallen from our tree. Myrtle is given fresh water in a frisbee daily. She loves to get in it and bathe. This I know because the water is always filled with dirt and leaves by the next day. 

During the past few weeks we have learned that Myrtle loves to eat wild white mushrooms (not store bought, I have tried that, haha)  and she also enjoys red apples.  Today when we went to check on Myrtle and to take her on her walk we discovered that she has laid an egg!  We don't know if this egg is fertile or not since we have had her for about 5.5 weeks but we plan on doing some research to see what we should do with the egg.  Right now, it is just covered up with leaves but we are excited to see what this discovery will bring!

We plan on letting Myrtle go on the first week of August unless anyone local would like to keep her while we go on vacation. She needs to be "walked" twice a day for 45 minutes at a time. If you would like to Myrtle sit, please just let me know! She is a very good turtle. I have had turtles as a small child and they were never this tame.

Disclosure:  This is a personal post with no affiliation to the OUBS.  I simply wanted to share a memory with my readers and my family. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Giveaway and Help For New Moms: Bare Air-free Baby Bottles

My children are a bit older now but when they were newborns, I wasn't able to breast feed them.  I tried and wanted to; however, due to personal circumstances I wasn't able to.  I did the next best thing: bottle feed.  I was lucky in the way that my children were healthy and happy for the most part.  On a rare occasion they did get a little gassy and this is where I wish that I had had Bare Air-free Baby Bottles to turn too. 
Bare Air-free Baby Bottles are a mom invented product by Priska Diaz.  Priska is a mom who understands the true challenge of wanting to breastfeed 100% of the time but not being able to.  When she was faced with this very personal challenge she invented Bare Air-free Baby Bottles which are a new device that not only looks like a breast but it functions like one too!  Most importantly, it dispenses air-free milk.  This process is to help your babies drink like nature intended: air-free!
If you are a new mom and are having a feeding issue with your baby you may find out more about Bare Air-free  Baby Bottles at   You may also find Bare Air-free Baby Bottles bottles at "most" Babies R Us and Toys R Us.  To check store locations, click here.  If you would like to learn about more Mom invented products check out Mompact.    
This coupon is good at all Babies R Us stores and at for 10% of all Bare products starting today thru July 15, 2016.  Please print it and take it with you when you shop!

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