Real McCoy’s Rice Chips and Rice Puffs Snacks - Review

Disclosure: I received samples at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
If your family loves all-natural, organic snacks, then you're going to want to try these Real McCoy's Rice Chips and Rice Puffs. I received two bags of Real McCoy's healthy snacks for review and they are delicious and guilt-free.
Unlike regular potato chips, Real McCoy’s Rice Chips are made with real organic brown rice kernels that are trans fats-free with no cholesterol and low in calorie count. Real McCoy’s Rice Chips are even vegan, gluten-free and certified organic, making them perfect for anyone.
We paired up our Sea Salt Rice Chips with some homemade salsa for an evening of movies and snacking. They are nice and crisp, perfect for scooping salsa. You can visibly SEE the goodness in these chips. We eat a lot of Mexican-style food, so these chips will be part of our regular shopping list!
Real McCoy's Rice Chips come in three flavors - Sea Salt, Sweet and Spicy, and Worcester and Chives. My husband and I both love spicy snacks, so we're definitely going to give the other two flavors a try very soon.
The White Cheddar Rice Puffs are also very tasty and knowing I'm giving my family better foods is priceless. The Real McCoys Rice Puffs are non-GMO, which has become increasingly important in recent years as we all learn more about the origins of the foods we eat.
As delicious as these Vermont White Cheddar Rice Puffs are, we usually prefer spicier snacks. Lucky for us, these Rice Puffs also come in two spicy flavors as well - Jalapeno Cheddar and Hatch Chile. This multigenerational, family-owned company also makes Wheatberry Chips in two flavors - Sea Salt and Pico De Gallo.
Order these great snacks at www.realmccoysnax.com or check their locator for a store near you that carries Real McCoy's products. I noticed on their website that if you Like them on Facebook, you can get a FREE snack sample right now! Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Pinterest too.


Where Should You Set Up Your Toolbox?

When you get a new toolbox, one of the first things that you need to do is to decide where you want to set it up. This is for large, wheeled toolboxes with many doors and compartments - if you want to see some example photos, you can click here - not for the smaller, portable toolboxes that you may take with you to a job site. The obvious solution is to keep them in your garage or your workspace so that you always have the tools that you need close at hand for woodworking, car repair projects and the like, but the positioning within the garage can also be important.

One thing to keep in mind is that most of these toolboxes do not come equipped with built-in lights, so you want to make sure that you set them up under your overhead lights. This way, when you are digging around for a certain size drill bit or something else small and elusive, you are not doing it in the shadows. You can also buy lights that can be installed right over the toolbox if you would like, but it is easiest to just pick a location that already has great visibility.

Another thing to consider is where you park your car. If you are like most people, you use the garage as much as a work space as you use it for a parking space. In the summer, you can just leave the car in the driveway and have all of that open space, but the winter may mean that you bring it inside far more often. You do not want to position the toolbox so that the car will be between your workbench and the box. This forces you to walk around the car every time that you need to get something, which, while it may not seem annoying at first, can really slow you down when you are working on a project.

Finally, you should consider any drains in the garage floor. If the toolbox is on wheels, you can put it over a drain without worrying about blocking it. If it is not on wheels, though, you must make sure that you do not block the drain. Not only will the drain not be able to work when you wash the car, but the water may still move to that low point and pool around the toolbox.

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Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Nominations due March 14

Not only does Kohl's have some of the most fashionable clothes on earth and amazing sale prices, they also do wonderful things for our communities!
Only two weeks remain to nominate young volunteers for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Kids ages six to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities can be awarded scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships.

To nominate volunteers ages six to 18 for a Kohl’s Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskids.com. Nominations are accepted through March 14, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl’s aims to honor young volunteers who have made a difference in their communities.

Kohl’s will reward more than 2,300 kids nationwide on the store, regional and national levels for their volunteer efforts with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Store Winners: Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card.
Regional Winners: Nearly 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education.
National Winners: Ten of the regional winners will receive the national award of a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

In 2014, Kohl’s celebrates its 14th year of rewarding young volunteers. The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl’s Cares benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s initiatives; fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information or a list of past Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit www.kohlskids.com.

Nomination period began January 31, 2014. Nominations are accepted through March 14, 2014 at www.kohlskids.com.


Adobo Chicken #Recipe - Tasty Tuesday Link Up

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This week's recipe is:
Adobo Chicken
3 Chicken breasts
30oz can Cream of Chicken
1 cup milk
15oz can Italian-cut green beans
Caribbean Trading Company Puerto Rican Adobo Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a casserole dish with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine Cream of Chicken and milk. Add 1 tablespoon of Caribbean Trading Company Puerto Rican Adobo Seasoning to the mixture and stir well. Drain Italian-cut green beans and layer on bottom of casserole dish. Pour about half the Cream of Chicken mixture over the green beans. Coat all sides of each chicken breast with leftover Cream of Chicken mixture, then place chicken on top of green beans. Pour any remaining Cream of Chicken mixture in the casserole dish, then shake some more Adobo seasoning on top of the chicken breasts. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake one hour at 350 degrees F. Serves 2-4. Delicious!

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Teak Bench Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Spring is almost here and I'm so excited to start working on my yard decor. Teak Closeouts sent me a huge box with a 48" teak bench for review. Lucky for my husband, "some assembly required" really meant "some" this time!
Usually getting a flat box means there are hundreds of pieces, but Teak Closeouts did most of the assembly for us. All the slat pieces were already attached, so with just four main pieces, this bench went together in less than fifteen minutes. My husband was thrilled and he commented on how much he liked it too.
Teak furniture can be expensive, so Teak Closeouts has made it their priority to provide quality discount and closeout teak furniture items at excellent prices. I found nothing irregular or damaged anywhere on my teak bench. It is perfect in every way and I love this bench!
The bench seat is so comfortable and it's great being able to sit out on my front porch. When we assembled it, there were four rubber feet for the bottom of the bench legs, so it could even be used indoors. Teak Closeouts offers a whole line of great discount teak furniture including arm chairs, folding chairs, benches, tables, loungers, patio sets and a whole lot more.
Check out their entire line of teak furniture at www.teakcloseouts.com
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Sunsella Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I have always wanted a set of these silicone baking cups, so I was thrilled to be chosen to review them. The absolute best thing about these Little Gems from Sunsella is that the baking cups retain their shape, unlike cupcake papers that tend to stretch and bow outward which makes batter pouring messy.
Little Gems are also non-stick so cupcakes and muffins easily come out of the baking cups, unlike cupcake papers that stick to baked goods and easily tear into pieces. I love the six bright colors - pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple - and there are two of each color.
They are safe to use in the oven, the microwave, the fridge, the freezer, and the dishwasher. Plus they come with a 100% lifetime money-back guarantee. These silicone baking cups are BPA-free and meet FDA standards. I made banana bread muffins in my Little Gems and the muffins slid right out of the baking cups when I turned them over. I absolutely love them!
You can purchase Little Gems on Amazon and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Then enter below to win a set of 12 Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups from Sunsella!
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One winner will win a set of 12 Little Gems Silicone Baking Cups from Sunsella. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Only the first entry is mandatory; bonus entries increase your chances to win. Giveaway ends at midnight on 3/10/2014. Good luck!
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Pasta Chips for Healthier Snacking - Review

Disclosure: I received samples at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
As much as I love a big, heavy meal, there are many times when I'd rather just snack. I'm excited to introduce a brand new chip hitting the markets across the country...Pasta Chips from Vintage Italia! Made with premium semolina wheat flour, Pasta Chips are a great source of protein, plus they are cholesterol-free. They have 60% less fat than potato chips and 30% less fat than pita chips.
Pasta Chips are made from real pasta then baked until they become amazingly crisp chips. They come in five delectable flavors inspired by the sauces and tastes of Italy - Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Garlic Olive Oil, and Mediterranean Sea Salt. Pasta Chips are the perfect chip whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped and served.
I received three flavors to try - Garlic Olive Oil, Marinara, and Spicy Tomato Basil. I used the Garlic Olive Oil Pasta Chips as the base for a tuna salad appetizer - simply mix 1 can drained tuna with 2 tablespoons mayo, 1 tablespoon mustard, 1 tablespoon pickle relish, then top each Pasta Chip with the tuna salad mixture and sprinkle a bit of paprika on top. Delicious!
The Marinara Pasta Chips are a little bit spicier and we ate them straight out of the bag. They taste so good and a 28g serving has only 120 calories. These innovative Tuscan-inspired chips are the perfect side for soups and sandwiches.
My favorite of the three flavors I received is the Spicy Tomato Herb. These Pasta Chips are much spicier and have a great kick. I could see topping these with a small dollop of sour cream and few chopped green onions for an amazing appetizer. I love Pasta Chips!
Visit www.pastachips.com for more information about Pasta Chips. Be sure to check out the recipes on their website too. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter to be first to hear about new products and special promotions. Check your local Target for Pasta Chips!

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NewMetro Design Vacuum Dome - Review and Giveaway

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Do you bake often? I love to bake, whether it's muffins or breads or even sweet treats. The biggest problem with baking is keeping baked goods as fresh as the day they were baked. If I could do a backflip, I'd certainly do one for this NewMetro Design Vacuum Dome because it out-performs every other container in my kitchen.
This pretty dome is a 10.5quart auto-vacuum container that seals at the push of the button on top. It operates on C size batteries to remove extra air from the container. It's the neatest kitchen accessory and even my husband thought it was ingenious. There are several different designs and sizes available for storing different types of baked goods.
The lid fits snugly onto the bottom stand and the silicone edging on the lid makes a fabulous seal even when simply placed on the bottom. The dome will even seal directly to a clean glass shelf or clean marble counter-top. The vacuum seal works in the fridge too!
The clear lid means I can show off my goodies each week while keeping them fresh. I can easily store over a dozen muffins in it, but it will also fit a round cake or a pie. It's very easy to clean too. I am so thrilled with it and I'll be getting tons of use from it!
Visit www.newmetrodesign.com to check out all their amazing kitchen essentials, including the Beaterblade for mixers, the Juicelab, and more. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, then enter below to win a NewMetro Design Vacuum Dome!

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One winner will receive a NewMetro Design Vacuum Dome. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Only the first entry is mandatory; bonus entries increase your chance to win. Giveaway ends at midnight on 3/20/2014. Good luck!
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Mott's Wild Grape Surge and Fruit Punch Rush

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If you drink juice, then the brand name Mott's is already familiar to you. Known for delicious, healthy juices and fruit products, Mott's has just created some great new flavors that you're going to love as much as I do! The new Wild Grape Surge and Fruit Punch Rush are amazingly delicious and they contain 40% less sugar than fruit juices and no artificial sweeteners. These new juice drinks contain 100% daily value of Vitamin C and each cup is a full serving of fruit. These 8oz juices are perfectly sized for lunches, after school, and sporting events. They aren't just made for kids either! Toss one in your gym bag or briefcase, and be sure to take some along when you're traveling. I love them and you will too!
Visit www.motts.com to learn more about these and other great products from Mott's. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Custom Magnets for Home and Business - Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
If you had the chance to get 100 custom magnets, what would you choose for your design? Maybe 100 magnets with your child's photo, announcing their birth statistics? Perhaps 100 invitations to this year's family reunion? Or would you choose 100 magnetic business cards that clients and customers will be much less likely to throw away?
Magnets.com is ready to process any order for you, whether you want rectangular magnets, square magnets, circles, ovals, or even stars. Magnets most often end up on a refrigerator so you'll want to make sure your most important contact information is on them, even if it's a birthday invitation. By handing someone a magnet, you're more likely to be remembered and you'll make a great impression.
I am very impressed with the work done on my 100 custom Planet Weidknecht business card magnets from Magnets.com. During the design process, the company worked hand-in-hand with me, sending me a draft of my design three times until we decided upon the final product. Attentive customer service is priority at Magnets.com and I'm thrilled with the results!
Visit www.magnets.com today and see all their products, including business card magnets, shaped magnets, car magnets, calendars, and so much more. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too!

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.

Boll and Branch Elegant Organic Sheets - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
When your new bedsheets arrive in a fancy box tied with a ribbon, you just know you're in for something special. When you open the box to find the pieces of the sheet set wrapped in tissue paper, you're in for a real treat.
When you pull out what you think are sheets and discover they are actually custom-made sheet storage pockets that button closed, you are in for one sweet set of bedding. Boll and Branch creates 100% organic cotton bedding, without the use of harmful dyes or chemicals.
I received a set of queen size sheets from Boll and Branch for review. As with any new sheet set, washing comes first. I inspected all the seams after washing the sheets and then made up the bed. I couldn't find a single stitch dropped anywhere. They are incredibly well-made!
We've been sleeping on these sheets for a week and they are the most luxurious cotton sheets I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping on. They are very soft and comfortable, and I absolutely love the layered, pleated edging on the flat sheet and the pillowcases. They also offer trimmed or hemmed edging.
Boll and Branch helps many families sleep better at night by donating a portion of every linens purchase to Not For Sale, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and slavery. Their products are awesome and their commitment to helping others is wonderful. I highly recommend Boll and Branch!
Visit www.bollandbranch.com for elegant 100% organic sheet sets, cable knit throws, and more. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too!