Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System – Great Juicing Tool

Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System - Great Juicing Tool

Using the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System is helping us stay on track with juicing. I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System. I am receiving a fee for posting, however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System team and do not earn a commission or percentage … [Read more...]

Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy

Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy

The holidays are coming up fast. Is your kitchen ready for it? Holiday baking, cooking, and preparation of all kinds can put your appliances to the test. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, but all opinions are my own. Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy We don't host any holidays at our house, but I do like to bake treats and make appetizers for … [Read more...]

Cake Batter Fruit Dip in my New Tupperware Serving Center Set

Cake Batter Fruit Dip in my New Tupperware Serving Center Set

Tupperware has a few new products out to make your life easier in the kitchen. I received three items in exchange for my honest review. My favorite has to be the Tupperware Serving Center Set. It's great for so many things, like anything that goes with dip. I made my favorite cake batter fruit dip for the last game day. It's always a hit and a great way to sneak some fruit into the … [Read more...]

NewAir WCD-100W Water Dispenser Review

NewAir WCD-100W Water Dispenser Review

We've kept a water dispenser in the house for as long as I can remember. I consider a water dispenser a non-negotiable appliance. With my kidney stones and frequent UTI issues, I need to drink water all day, everyday.  Using the dispenser makes this a much more pleasant task. Also, a water dispenser is much more convenient than constantly filling up a pitcher and changing filters. We were sent the … [Read more...]

Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Food Safety Tips

My baby boy is growing up REALLY fast, I know people say that, but it becomes so real when you are living it. Soon, we will be on to solid foods, and I am so nervous about making the right choices for him. I was excited to partner with Fresh Baby to share with you some Summer Food Safety tips. I received products for review in exchange for my honest opinion – and if you keep reading their might be … [Read more...]

Affordable Countertop Refinishing with Encore Countertop Kit

Affordable Countertop Refinishing with Encore Countertop Kit

This summer I have been itching to work on some projects around the house. With a baby – that makes things a little harder to get done, but we have still managed to make a few updates in our kitchen that have made a big difference. I was so pleased to work with Encore countertops again to lighten our countertop color. I received a product in exchange for my honest review. Encore Concrete … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates with Delta Faucet

DIY Kitchen Updates with Delta Faucet

In our rather small kitchen, it has been hard to create a personality. We do not have the time (or money) to rip out the whole thing and start over, so we find smaller things that can make a big difference. We have done some plumbing before, so I decided it would be an easy project to install a new faucet – something with a lot of personality was just the trick! I received a faucet from Delta … [Read more...]

How to Drink Coffee Black with iCoffee

Benefits of black Coffee @iCoffee

My coffee typically consists of nine parts sweetened creamer to one part coffee.  However, after being introduced to the iCoffee machine, for free—don't worry all thoughts and opinions are my own, I can proudly report that I am now drinking my coffee black! How to Drink Coffee Black I tried weaning myself for weeks.  I got down to just using almond milk, but I wasn't really enjoying my coffee … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Valentine’s Day

Kitchenaid mixer

I have teamed up with a group of awesome bloggers to bring you a KitchenAid Valentine's Day Giveaway. To show our appreciation to our fans, we pitched in to offer this prize to a lucky winner. What a way to whip up an endless amount of Valentine's Day treats with a new mixer. This sweet machine will warm the heart of anyone who loves to bake. Check out some of the creative goodies that my … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Recipes from Gorton’s

Healthy Dinner Recipes Grilled Fillet Pear Salad #RealFabulous

If you are looking for healthy dinner recipes, Gorton's offers tons of them!  I am thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Gorton's.  I received coupons for free product, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Healthy Dinner Recipes About once a year I have time to make a truly awesome meal—like from scratch, multiple courses, and all fancy and stuff.  When I received a few recipe … [Read more...]

Recipe Round Up and KitchenAid Mixer

kitchenaid mixer

I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you an exciting holiday giveaway.  A shiny new KitchenAid Mixer will go to one of our fabulous fans. Recipe Round Up We thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite recipes that we make.  Please visit each one below! Crock Pot Monkey Bread from Tammilee Tips Easy Pizza Roll Ups from Sweep Tight Baklava from About … [Read more...]

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System Review

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System

FoodSaver sent me their vacuum sealing system 2200 series for review.  All opinions are my own.  The FoodSaver system can keep food fresh for up to 5 times longer.  It's very easy to use and this model does not take up too much counter space. FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System I had the pleasure of meeting the folks from FoodSaver this year at BlogHer.  They demonstrated this innovative kitchen … [Read more...]

Versatile Grilling with Gourmet Grillware

Versatile Grilling with Gourmet Grillware

Even with fall here, we love to grill for a variety of reasons. In the summer, of course, it helps keep the house cool, it adds more flavor, and it is fun to experiment with what you can grill (just about anything, really!). With our excitement for grilling, I was happy to receive a Grillware Pizza Tray from Wilton Armetale’s Gourmet Grillware Collection for free in exchange for my opinion of the … [Read more...]

PanSaver Sweepstakes


Enter to win a $100 PanSaver Liner Gift Set from SWEEPSTAKES: PanSaver Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/15/2013 PRIZE(S): PanSaver is giving away $5,000 worth of prizes! Win a – PanSaver Liner Gift Set: Each prize package includes $100 worth of PanSaver Slow Cooker Liners, PanSaver Slow Cooker Sure Fit Band Liners, and Electric … [Read more...]

Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker Sweepstakes

Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker

Subscribe to the NikkisFreebieJeebies newsletter to be eligible. SWEEPSTAKES: Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 05/31/2013 PRIZE(S): Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! … [Read more...]

All Natural Juice from Your Kitchen

All natural juice juicer

As a nutrition science major, I can confidently say natural is the way to go when it comes to diet.  If you cannot pronounce something on the ingredient list of your food you should not be eating it.  Some of the chemicals in our foods are just mind-boggling. But, I'm not going to go on and on about freaky chemicals.  We have all been told enough about how hazardous they are to our health...  … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Mix Up Your Kitchen Contest

mix up your kitchen

I think a lot of us spend quite a bit of time in our kitchens, am I right?  Because of this, it's exciting to learn about new kitchen products.  h.h. gregg and KitchenAid have teamed up for an amazing promotion! KitchenAid Mix Up Your Kitchen Contest   Ten winners will receive a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. One grand prize winner will receive a whole Kitchen Suite (Refrigerator, OTR … [Read more...]

5-Quart Le Creuset Oval French Oven Giveaway

le creuset giveaway

Erika Monroe-Williams of ABC's "The Taste" & "The Hopeless Housewife" has a GORGEOUS Le Creuset 5-Quart Oval French Oven up for grabs. Retail value $270. This is perfect to cook your favorite St. Patrick's Day meal in, so she has a blog filled with Irish holiday favorites. See blog for entry details! WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 03/18/2013 PRIZE(S):  Le Creuset … [Read more...]

DIY Countertop Refinishing System Review

DIY Countertop Refinishing System

So - it has been awhile since I have done ANYTHING DIY in our home - we had a few fix immediately situations, and then mostly just sat on the couch and admired my work... ha! But the countertop situation had to be addressed. I was so excited to get the chance to review the Encore Countertop Refinishing System - new trendy concrete countertops - YES PLEASE! DIY Countertop Refinishing System When … [Read more...]

Clean Dishes Better with Cascade Complete Pacs #CascadeComplete


Clean dishes are important, especially when entertaining guests.  No host wants to present their guests with cloudy, filmy dinnerware.  That's why it's important to choose an efficient dishwasher detergent, like Cascade Complete Pacs. Sparkling Clean Dishes One of my plans for the New Year is to keep a cleaner house and manage my time more efficiently.  I want to stay on top of my chores on … [Read more...]

Update Your Kitchen with Sears Deals

Sears appliances

Sears offers deals that just can't be passed up!  Upgrading kitchen appliances can be the most expensive part of renovation.  By using these promotional deals, everything can be accomplished within your budget. With the New Year just a couple weeks away, I can't think of a better way to start fresh!  With all the time spent in the kitchen, we should really make sure it is as nice as possible.  … [Read more...]

Cooking with Fisher Nuts Recipe

cooking with nuts

Cooking with nuts is not something I have done very often.  Fisher Nuts and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli have some recipes and suggestions for cooking with nuts this holiday season.  It's amazing how simple twists to traditional recipes by adding nuts can add so much flavor. Here is one of Alex's recipes that I tried and it was delicious.  I plan to bring it as a side dish for Christmas dinner.  I … [Read more...]

Alexia Foods Review

alexia foods

I am going to admit (because we are friends) - despite all the cookbook reviews I have provided for you - a lot of our foods comes from the freezer. I KNOW it is often filled with things that I don't want to think about, but I do it anyway, because it is quick. Solution: All Natural Alexia, they have a line of frozen foods that are all natural (duh, it's in the name) and quick to cook up. Alexia … [Read more...]

Woman Freebies Keurig Sweepstakes

keurig sweeps

SWEEPSTAKES: Woman Freebies Keurig Sweepstakes Like Keurig Contest on Facebook and sign up for a chance to win a Free Keurig from WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 12/12/2012 PRIZE(S): Keurig Elite B40 K-Cup Brewing System (ARV $90 CAD/$110 USD) CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! … [Read more...]

Cooking with Crock Pot Seasonings

crock pot

Crock Pot Seasonings has a great line of seasonings to make life even simpler than a meal in a Crock Pot - now you do not even have to think about what to make, you get a packet of seasonings, you follow the recipe on the back, and TA DA! Dinner. Easy Crock Pot Cooking I was sent a brand new Crock Pot to try out the seasonings from them, I was sent BBQ Pulled Pork, Hearty Beef Stew, and Savory … [Read more...]

Kitchen Cheat Sheet Infographic

kitchen cheat sheet

I need this Kitchen Cheat Sheet blown up poster-sized and hung in my kitchen!  It would save me from a lot of mistakes for sure! If you'd like to find a printable version of this cheat sheet, visit the Everest kitchens page. … [Read more...]

Girls Night with Bormioli’s Murano Rocco Glasses

girls night glasses

Picture your last girls night - fun, friends, food, and maybe a mismatched set of glasses for your drinks? Ok, maybe you have beautiful matching glassware, OR if you are anything like me - you have a beautiful mix of freebie plastic cups about the size of a highball glass from local restaurants (I have eight of them - that is a set, right?!) Perfect Girls Night Glasses Maybe a splurge is in … [Read more...]

Electric Coffee Grinder Review


Watch out coffee shops!  Now that I can grind my own coffee beans, I have no desire to have coffee "out."  Woohoo!  What a savings! Coffee Beans There is nothing like the smell of freshly ground coffee beans.  The flavor is also unbeatable.  I used to have an all-in-one coffee maker with a built-in grinder.  The humidity from brewing the coffee would cause the grinder to get really gunky and it … [Read more...]

Cutco Pizza Cutter Sweepstakes


SWEEPSTAKES: Win a Cutco Pizza Cutter WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 09/13/2012 PRIZES: If you’re not familiar with Cutco’s products just ask anyone who owns them; they’re amazing! Cutco products are manufactured using extremely high quality materials and uniquely engineered with the customer in mind. The pizza cutter has a sharp edge that slices right through pizza … [Read more...]

5D Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes

scavenger hunt

SWEEPSTAKES: 5D Scavenger Hunt WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 08/31/2012 PRIZES: Play for your chance to win a kitchen backsplash makeover valued at $360.00. Ends 8/31/2012. CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! --> CLICK TO READ OFFICIAL RULES. --> … [Read more...]

The School Lunch Ritual is Already Here

work or school lunch kit

School Lunch In our house, making school lunch is a daily routine in the morning.  I have battled baggies, paper, foil and plastic wrap all before coffee and it has always ended badly.  This is not just obnoxious, it's expensive, wasteful and terrible for the planet.  And, at that hour, I want everything to be as close to thoughtless as possible--my brain isn't actually functional until early … [Read more...]

Delta Pilar Faucet with Touch20 Technology Review

delta faucet

Delta has allowed us to easily update our kitchen.  As we make progress on our home projects, it is SO fun to be able to do some projects I am really excited about. Adding the new faucet to the kitchen was one that I was excited about, REALLY excited about. Delta was so kind as to let me review one of their Touch20® faucets - I chose one from the Pilar collection. It has simple lines and of course … [Read more...]

Precise Portions Dinnerware Portion Control Dishes Review

Measuring Leaves portion control dinnerware

Portion Control Dishes My mom is just ridiculous when it comes to portion control.  She has none.  It's the most severe case of portion distortion I've ever seen...  which is why I am so bad too.  :/  She will seriously consume more than anyone should in a given day at one time.  Lucky she has a decent metabolism so she isn't as heavy as she deserves to be, but her health is still being … [Read more...]

Summer Fun Done Right at Target

Summer fun plates from Target

Summer Fun Summer fun is the theme as soon as the kids walk off that school pavement on that magical last day.  With a little help from Target, our summer has gotten off to a great start. We didn't really start the summer with specific plans.  We just knew that we were going to take advantage of each and every opportunity for inexpensive fun.  (Our budget is pretty tight this year so big trips … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart Cookware Set Sweepstakes

cookware sweeps

How would you like to win a 10 piece non-stick cookware set from the Martha Stewart Collection?  Sounds good to me! Winner gets choice of black or red. You can enter on LullabyLane AND Ebony Parent! Open to US residents. Ends July 16, 2012. Note - There are "special offers" after entering these sweeps, but you can skip them all pretty quickly. … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a KitchenAid Mixer from Mod Parent

kitchenaid mixer

Mod Parent and are partnering to give away a KitchenAid Mixer valued at more than $350! Register for this giveaway below. (see details) ImaginInc   … [Read more...]

Blendtec Designer Series Blender with Wildside Jar Review

Blendtec blender

Owning a proper blender, like the Blendtec is something everyone should make a top kitchen priority.  Life is so busy, we all have a million excuses for not eating right.  But a good blender can make preparing healthy meals so much easier. Blendtec Designer Series Blender With the Blendtec Designer Series blender, everything in the kitchen is faster, easier and just plain more … [Read more...]

Yum Yum Portion Control Dishes Review

Portion Control Plates

Portion control has been a struggle for me since I was a little kid.  I was never really taught anything regarding this because my mom has the same problem.  If there is bacon or potato chips around, she's going to eat the whole pound/bag in one sitting. Luckily, I am not overweight.  But, a few years ago, I was told I was.  At 5'6 and 110 pounds that just didn't make sense to me.  But, I was … [Read more...]

Sili Gourmet Sili Steamer Basket Review

sili steamer basket

Eat more veggies with the Sili Gourmet Sili Steamer Basket from William Bounds!  Okay, so maybe this won't make you actually eat more veggies, but it sure makes it easier to prepare them.  I love kitchen gadgets that speed up the dinner prep time.  I am no pro in the kitchen, so any shortcuts are very welcome. Sili Gourmet Sili Steamer Basket I try to serve at least one vegetable every night … [Read more...]

Clean Drinking Water – Review – ZeroWater Pitcher


Do you have clean drinking water? Clean drinking water has not really been a huge concern for me because I am lucky enough to have the infamous "Chicago water."  I've visited places and lived where this water was not available and I was shocked, having taken this water for granted my whole life.  But, even with our great water, I know it's not that clean.  For years, I've been using a pitcher … [Read more...]

Ziploc Perfect Portions Review

freezer bags

Ziploc Perfect Portions Review We use Ziploc bags all the time, so I was definitely excited to try out the new products that they have to offer. The new Ziploc Perfect Portions bags are just, well, perfect!  I do quite a bit of shopping at Costco.  When it comes to buying meat in bulk, it needs to be separated into portions and frozen.  In the past I have tried to put them into plastic … [Read more...]

April Pin It to Win It Giveaway


Welcome to the April edition of the Pin It to the Win It Giveaway. A group of Pinterest loving bloggers have teamed up to offer our readers a fabulous giveaway. The prize is a Cuisinart Prep Plus Food Processor! How to Enter Entering is easy. Just pin a picture in any ONE of the posts below to one of your boards on Pinterest and leave us a link to your pin on the Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

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