Friday, November 21, 2014

Crosley Turn table review

                                                               Crosley  


        
Do you have a vinyl collection stored away?  Do you love the sound of Records?  Crosley has brought back the joy with the Cruiser 3 speed portable record player. 
The player comes in 8 different colors including black, blue, red, green, pink, tweed, orange, and turquoise.  With so many different colors you surely can find one to match your personality.  The case is solid quality with a nice vinyl wrap.  It has a nice suede like interior on the top shell.   It has simple controls including a volume and power knob, a switch for speed selection, and an auto stop feature for when you get to the end of an album.  It also has an adapter to play 45 RPM records with.
This is a belt driven turntable with a manual return arm.  This is pretty typical for record players that are similarly priced.  It does have the option to play 3 different speeds, 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, and 78 RPM.  It has built in full range speakers as well as RCA output to plug into your Stereo system, which is what I prefer.  It also has an audio in to plug in an iPod or other audio device and a headphone jack.
Now that you know all about the technical stuff, I bet you want to know how it sounds!  I have been enjoying a classic album on it and it sounds great.  I chose to test it with Miles Davis Kind of Blue album.  This album has a very dynamic range of sounds and volumes.  On the built in speakers the sound is good.  You can clearly hear all of the notes (so important with a good jazz album).  My only complaint is that it does not get loud enough on the built in speakers.  This to me is not a huge problem as you can always plug it in to your stereo and turn it up as loud as you want.  As this is vinyl the only output is Analog (which is the way it should be).  When run into the stereo it sounds fantastic.  It is crystal clear and very dynamic. 

They do offer other portable models that include a USB port to plug into a computer as well as stereo rack models with the same types of features.  This model retails for $99.95 and is a steal if you are just getting into vinyl or pulling out your old collection.  It will not disappoint.  This is a must have for your vinyl junkie on the go!



Staff blogger Sarah S

i received one or more product free of cost in exchange for a honest review all thoughts and  opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Rivers Mega Coffee K-Cup Sampler Review & Giveaway


Two Rivers Cappuccino Sampler Pack, Single-Cup Coffee for Keurig Brewers, 40 Count Review & Giveaway


If you are anything like me ,you love to wake up to a fresh cup of coffee. The Two Rivers Mega Sampler pack has so many different blends of coffee that you really can't go wrong.


You can choose from Java Factory Light Roast ,Workaholics Straight Grizzly ,Hawaiian Hazelnut By Barnie's Kitchen to Guy's American Diner Blend and many other flavors.  I think out of all the flavors my favorite for my morning coffee is Brooklyn Bean Roastery Fuhgeddaboutit Dark Roast Extra Bold, it wakes me right up with a jolt of caffeine which I always need at 5:30 a.m. It has such a bold flavor yet not drudgey that I truly think this could easily become my go-to coffee on a daily basis.




If you prefer Decaf Coffee the sampler also has a selection of Decaf you can choose from such as Cake Boss Dulce de Leche , which is perfect for my second cup of coffee in the mornings. Yes, I admit, I am a coffee aholic. I usually drink several cups each morning and that is another reason the sampler Pack is perfect for me, I never get bored with the same coffee every time. 



Oh but do you prefer something really  out of he ordinary to start your day? How about Hurricane Coffee's Coconut Fudge Typhoon Coffee? Now that will really rock your socks!

Still craving a cup of coffee mid morning like I do? How about taking a drink of a Select By Trump Clubhouse Medium Roast or French vanilla Roast? Both have such great flavors and the aroma will simply make you drool until your cup brews and you can enjoy it.

I love K-Cups because they are easy and convenient and you can make any size cup you want.

Think the wide variety of coffee flavors are great? Wait until I tell you what else the Two Rivers Mega Sampler Pack has to offer.


How about an afternoon cup of Tea? I love taking an afternoon break with a cup of hot tea, especially in the cold Winter months like we are going in to now. The Sampler pack has several different kinds of tea you can choose from. Prefer Green Tea? Try the Prospect Green Power caffeinated Green Tea. prefer Earl Grey? How about a cup of hot Duke of Earl Grey Caffinated Tea. Love Lemon Hot Tea and don't have a Lemon on hand ? try stash tea Lemon Ginger Herbal tea Tisane Citron Ginembre for a bold lemon taste.



Now we have our daytime drinks all covered without having to buy several different boxes of K-Cups right? Well don't stop reading yet because I have a few more great things to tell you about.


Do you love to finish up your dinner with a Hot Cappuccino ? Try the Two River's Sampler Pack Cafe Artigiana Cappuccino for a after dinner delight.


I bet you are really wishing you had a Two River's sampler pack now aren't you?

I see all the snow all over the United States today and it makes me wish for snow here, there is nothing like going out sledding & snow tubing or even skiing with the kids and coming home to warm up with a hot cup of Hot Chocolate, right? Well, guess what? The Two River's Mega Sampler Pack has you covered there as well.  From Tootsie Roll Hot Cocoa to Brooklyn Bean Hot Cocoa, you will be sure to delight not only your taste bud's but your Hubby/wife and children as well ( yes, at any age)

Two River's has also made this fun for you, on top of the 39 mixed flavors for you to choose from, you get a cute little K-cup with a question mark to surprise yourself with! I am not going to ruin it and tell you what mine was but I will say I loved it!



The Two River's Mega Sampler Pack contains 40 different K-Cups for you to choose from , sure to delight not only you but your family and are perfect to have on hand especially during the Holiday Season for those many guest we all tend to see come through our homes.


Now, want to hear one of the best parts? I get to give one of you a Two River's Mega Sampler Pack with 40 K-Cups to enjoy this Holiday Season!

Note: These will not work with the Keurig 2.0


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


LG Oled TV : It's what 's happening this Holiday Season!


 LG OLED TV


Have you seen the latest and greatest in Technology? I visited Best Buy today and checked out the LG Oled T.V.'s and Wozers is all I can say. Okay not really, I actually have a lot to say but you are really going to want to keep reading.


trust me when I say this would make the perfect family gift this Holiday season. I always get a family gift every year and I am the only one that knows what it is, I don't even let Chris know. I think he would even be excited if I got this as a family gift this year.


The new LG Oled T.V.'s are pretty sweet, with an innovation curved screen and it's sleek modern look you really can't go wrong by putting this in any room. Now, the first thing Chris ask was how does that work with a curved screen? He assumed that you would not be able to view the entire screen depending on how you were sitting. However, that is not the case at all.

Every aspect of LG OLED TV is designed to enhance your viewing pleasure. The curve of the screen is designed so that your eyes are equally distant from all parts of the screen when sitting in front of the TV, providing a natural and immersive viewing experience. It's an artful evolution of the traditional flat screen, designed for maximum impact.



We actually viewed this  LG Oled T.V from every possible angle and they are spot on with it, we could see every inch of the screen and were suitable impressed with it.

The picture on the T.V. is simply amazing. OLED self-lighting pixels are able to switch on and off individually, offering the first infinite contrast ratio. Contrast ratio measures the range from the brightest whites on the screen to the darkest blacks. These deep blacks seem to melt away, for a greater sense of realism and depth on all content. Higher is better, and infinite has been impossible… until now.


LG's 4 Color Pixel technology adds a white sub-pixel to the conventional three colors (red, green and blue) that enhances both color range and accuracy. This considerably improves the OLED pixels' ability to express realistic colors and represents a giant step ahead of conventional RGB displays. The 4 Color Pixel is LG's exclusive innovation for the next-generation OLED TV. 

Take a look at the image below to get a good idea of how it works.






OLED TVDo you want to know what I found that I really liked about this T.V.? I love how thin it is! You honestly have never sen a T.V. so thin and sleek. The depth of this LG Oled T.V. is only 0.17" at it's thinnest point  ....can you say WOW!



This smart T.V. may actually be smarter than me...you can instantly stream Hulu Plus, Netflix and YouTube directly from your LG Oled T.V. It also has another great feature...A Voice controlled remote: Change the channel, open an app or find something new with a wave of your hand, the scroll of a wheel, or LG's unique Voice Mate with natural speech recognition. And now you can control your compatible Blu-ray player, home theater system, set-top box and sound bar with just one remote. Spend less time navigating and searching for remotes and more time enjoying your entertainment*


I know many of my fans also love Twitter parties & visit my page just to see the parties going on daily.  Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.


Want to find out more about the LG Oled?  Let's hit some high points for you and then I will give you a link to check it out on Best Buy as well.


·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
·         Find content faster with webOS


Head on over to BEst Buy for more info on how you cna purchase the new LG Oled T.V.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Best REM Sleepmask Review

I have a hard time staying asleep as my husband sleeps with the T.V. on all night and although the sound really does not bother me, the lights do.

So I was super excited when I got this REM Sleep Mask to review and was really hoping it would help me get a better night's sleep.







I was pretty impressed because on the very first night, I really thought I would have a hard time getting used to sleeping with a mask on, but it was super comfortable and I had no issues. The best part? I actually got 7 hours of straight sleep without waking up to all the lights from the T.V.




Soft and Silk-Like With Breathing Vents For Better Sleeping Anywhere - Fully Blocks Light and Sounds - Includes FREE Report "Sleep Smarter", a Sleep Diary , Earplugs And Carry Pouch - Helps With Insomnia And Dry Eyes - Perfect For Business Travel Or Everyday Use, Fits Men and Women

 

The Highlights of this Sleep Mask :

 

  • SAY GOODBYE TO DROWSY MORNINGS - Fully Blocks light and sound with the included earplugs!
  • LASTS FOR YEARS & INCLUDES 1 YEAR FULL WARRANTY - Advanced materials provide a heavy duty construction that is feather-light!
  • PREVENTS WRINKLING AND SORE EYES - Designed to breath while you sleep with dual air vents, to keep your skin and eyes from drying out!
  • VASTLY IMPROVES REM SLEEP - The mask won't flatten or come loose as you roll around in your sleep, to allow for unrestricted eye-movement for deeper rest!
  • BEST VALUE - The mask comes with a carry pouch, ear plugs, The "25 Effective Sleep Secrets" E-book and a sleep diary!
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  • Think you want to give it a try? Head on over and pick one up from Amazon, these would also make great gifts for the Women in your life who already have everything!

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mexican Hot Choclate Chex Party Mix!

Who doesn't love Chex Mix? How about Chocolate?


I have the perfect Holiday Party Recipe. It's also a great Holiday food that you can make and out in a Mug, Container, Ball canning Jar, etc to give as a gift.


You can find all the amazing ingredients from General Mills at your local Publix!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Party Mix !


Ingredients:

2 cups Vanilla Chex cereal
2 cups Chocolate Chex Mix cereal
2 cups Cinnamon Chex Mix Cereal

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 cup flaked Coconut
1 1/2 cup Marshmallows ( the small ones are best)


1. In large microwaveable bowl , measure cereal and set aside



 2. In 2 cup microwaveable measuring cup, heat butter and chocolate chips on high for 1 minute or until almost melted: stir and microwave another 30 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth: stir in condensed milk and heat 30 seconds or until boiling; stir in cinnamon. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated



3.Microwave on high for about 3 minutes, stirring every minute until mixture is glazed, stir in coconut and marshmallows. Pour on to waxed-paper lined pan to cool



This is really cute in a Holiday Mug ( also found at Publix) and we are also going to be making more and putting in Ball jar and decorating with Holiday ribbon to give as a small gift.


Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post but all opinions are my own and I personally made & constructed the actual post & pictures.