December 13, 2017
by Nikki

Morning Coffee with Community Coffee

Community Coffee

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I love coffee! But I am more of a gourmet and flavored coffee kinda girl. Although, I do like like the occasional black coffee! I spend way too much money drinking my coffee outside the house and we needed to find a way to saved money and have my coffee taste like the coffee I like to get at my favorite coffee places around town. Usually at home I have the Walmart brand coffee with some flavored creamer, but I wanted something a little more.. flavorful while being at home. I was very grateful when Community Coffee gave me a chance to try out their coffee.

Community Coffee sent me Dark Chocolate Peppermint single-serve cups and a 12 ounce bag of grounds. Made with 100% Arabica beans, they are flavored with dark chocolate and smooth peppermint. This flavor smelled absolutely amazing as it was brewing! I felt like I was standing in line at Starbucks. It’s a light roast with a full body.

My honest opinion is that I really did love this coffee. But as I was disappointed in expecting to taste more dark chocolate flavor (lets face it, I can eat a whole bag of chocolate in one sitting); but there wasn’t much there. The peppermint was subtle which to me was nice too. I didn’t feel like I was getting smacked in the mouth with a peppermint leaf. As I drank a sip a little mint would linger after, which was a nice taste. The pods work in any single brew machine including the Keurig 2.0. Community Coffee has so many flavors that I would love to try that sound amazing. If you would like to order and to check out their flavors click HERE.


About (taken from website): Since Cap blended the first batch of Community® coffee, we’ve seen a lot of change – both inside the company and outside it. We’ve learned that it isn’t change that defines a company, but rather the part of it that stays true to its roots. In our case that means always dedicating ourselves to making the best-tasting, highest-quality coffee we possibly can.

December 12, 2017
by Nikki

Petlinks Memory Foam Pet Bed





I feel that if your pet should have its own bed and somewhere comfy to lay his head, because as humans when dogs get older they get achy bones and muscles, too! I have a joint disease and I know that I couldn’t sleep on the hard floor all the time, or even for a nap; so why should I put my aging pet through the same torture?

The Petlinks System Supreme Soother Gel Memory Pet Bed is great for any dog but better for the dog who needs that extra little cushion for his bones. This bed actually provides cooling comfort and custom support as the bumps evenly distributes weights to rejuvenate him as he sleeps. The memory foam and gel actually conforms to your dogs body to relieve aching bones and muscles.

The top liner is completely removable so that you don’t have to worry about how to get your gigantic pet bed into your tiny machine or even dragging it to the laundry mat once every week to wash it in the heavy duty machines. The inside gel memory foam fill is made from leftover remnants from foam manufacturing, which keeps waste out of landfills. EcoRest fiberfill is made from the equivalent of 80 recycled plastic water bottles! That is a lot of plastic. Not only am I helping my baby feel better but I am also helping to keep plastic out of the landfills.

Not only does my pup enjoy sleeping and resting on his new bed, but my daughter will cuddle with him on it too because it’s that comfortable and soft!


December 7, 2017
by Nikki

Christmas Yankee Candles

Yankee Candle




I have always been a “collector” of candles since I was a teenager. Not always allowed to light them in the house for fear I would burn my parents house down but still loving all of the fantastic shapes and scents that people could come up with. As I grew up I still have that same love just not for the shapes. I don’t burn my candles still because I have 5 kids and I still have a fear of burning my house down so I use an electric candle hot plated so it still lets off the scents. With all the candles I have owned over the last 20+ years I’ve never had a Yankee Candle. When they reached out for me to do a review to add to my Christmas collection I was ecstatic!

Yankee Candle has 4 new scents for the holidays; Aromatic orange and evergreen, Balsam & clove, Spicy Pepperberry & spruce, Cascading Snowberry. Each scent brings me to a new level of Christmas and winter!! I received the small tumblers which are 7 ounces each and have a burning time of about 35-55 hours. Each candle offers 3 levels of scents as it burns.. yummy!!

Aromatic Orange & Evergreen

Top: Sweet Orange & Evergreen

Middle: Cinnamon & Clove

Bottom: Vetiver, Balsam, Cedarwood

Balsam & Clove:

Top: Clove, Fresh Balsam, Cinnamon

Middle: Cassia (spice from bark of east Asian evergreen) & Pine

Bottom: Cedarwood & Amber

Spicy Pepperberry & Spruce:

Top: Eucalyptus & Cinnamon Stick

Middle: Pine Needle Sap, Incense, Spruce

Bottom: Clove Bud, Cedarwood, Vanilla

Cascading Snowberry:

Top: Frozen Ozone & Water Mint

Middle: Eucalyptus, Cypress, Snowberries

Bottom: Amber, Cypress, Moss, Musk

Middle note is the main scent of the candle. I love the scents of all 4 of these candles, and love that they burn evenly! Make sure to add these scents to your Christmas collection.

About (taken from website): Season after season, from reliving favorite memories to setting a mood, we share your passion for fragrance®. It’s what drives us to search the world for fresh inspiration in creating evocative, long-lasting scents that will help make your house feel like home.

December 7, 2017
by Nikki

Happy Kitten from Edushape

Happy Kitten




I have a 6 month little girl in my house this year for Christmas that came to us from CPS. I’ve had her about 2.5 months now and she did come with a few toys, but I want to make sure that she is going to have a magical Christmas! Edushape came to me with an adorable kitty toy that I knew had her name written all over it. Although its for any age, both the girls would have a lot of fun with it!

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Happy Kitten is sure to give your baby and toddler hours of fun, discovery and even comfort. Pull, poke, shake, squeeze and even chew on your new kitty! He will give them so much stimulation as its great for; hand-eye coordination, auditory sensory development, tactile sensory development, visual sensory development, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, logic & reasoning.

Not only is his fur super soft and just inviting for snuggles, he is brightly colored with red polka dotted arms. His legs are super goofy- one retracts as the other is pulled. The belly button is poke-able, ears make crinkle sounds, Off his tail and his fish are teethers, perfect age for my little one. If you pull both arms he will give you a big hug (they Velcro closed, too). Give him a nice big shake, and in his belly is a built in rattle!

I really think that my little one is going to love this when I give it to her!  My other kids were playing with it while we were getting to know it for the review and they were having a blast with the arms! Be sure to check out the website to see all of Edushape’s other educational toys from birth to 5 years old!

About (taken from website): EDUSHAPE® Ltd. is family owned & operated by Zitelny Industries Ltd., providing product to the global educational, toy and specialty markets. Established in 1983, our main focus is to manufacture quality children’s toy & products. EDUSHAPE® Ltd. is committed to producing soft, safe, quality children’s toys which ultimately promote successful developmental learning through play. Our main focus is for children ages Birth to 5 years old.