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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cameron's Coffee Review

I love coffee and my Keurig coffee maker. I'm always on the lookout for new brands of coffee. While in the grocery store several weeks ago I came across Cameron's Coffee. It really caught my eye because it was a few dollars cheaper than the other k-cups. I decided to give it a try.

I bought the Woods and Water Breakfast Blend.  I was very surprised that it had a great flavor for such a low price. Cameron's Coffee prides itself in making premium coffee while minimizing their carbon footprint. Cameron's Coffee states that their roasting facility in Minnesota is the greenest in the world.  Cameron's Coffee only use certified specialty grade coffee beans.  The coffee comes in a box that has a bag inside to help keep the k-cups fresh.

I loved the Breakfast Blend so much that I tried other flavors like the Chocolate Caramel Brownie and Toasted Southern Pecan.  The Chocolate Caramel Brownie has a delicious chocolate flavor with a hint of caramel.  The Toasted Southern Pecan has a sweet nutty flavor.  I was so giddy about those two I decided to find out what other flavors they had.  I went to their website and found out they have many more flavors.  The one that really caught my eye was the Holiday Grogg, it has an undertone of brandy, overtone of cinnamon and finishes with a nutty flavor.

I couldn't find Holiday Grogg anywhere here.  I ordered it from Amazon. It is a delight to drink this coffee on cold evenings with a piece of pie or just by itself.  Delicious and full of flavor. Like Christmas in a cup.  I see why it sells out often.

They have so many other flavors I want to try.  Please visit their website to find out about their other products. You can also order Cameron's Coffee from Amazon.  In Canada I have found Cameron's Coffee  at No Frills and Loblaws stores.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler Review

It's that time of year!  Time for holiday parties and holiday pictures.  Of course you want your hair to look its best. I recently received the Kiss InstraWave Automatic Curler to try out and review. I usually wear my hair straight, but I was interested in giving it a try.

Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler

The product is very easy to use.  You plug it up, it gets hot very quickly. There are two settings low and high. Put the product on a section of hair, press the button and the hair twists around the barrel. To release it you press the button again. I was very surprised that my hair didn't get tangled while going around the barrel. My hair is shoulder length. I was able to create spirals with it, but if I just wanted some body to my hair I was able to do that as well. Didn't take long to curl my entire head. I think the first time it was about 15 minutes.

Kiss InstraWave Automatic Curler is available at , Walmart, Ulta, Target and  

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Disclaimer: Kiss Products Inc. sent me InstaWave Automatic Curler  to review.  I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Batter & Berries Chicago

Cluck-N-Gaufre (Goof)

I love Chicago and great food!  Chicago has thousands of restaurants, but there is one I had to get to during my last visit. Batter & Berries is that restaurant.  I heard so many great things about it.  It was also featured on Chicago's Best.

I went there with my mom and a couple of friends. The restaurant was very crowded, but it took only about 15 minutes for us to get a table.  I ordered the Cluck-N-Gaufre (Goof) or sweet potato waffles stuffed with chicken. I enjoyed my meal.  I was so stuffed I couldn't finish it all. The flavors of the waffle, the chicken and the butter together was heavenly.

My friends ordered the Lobster Omelet and raved about how delicious it was. Sadly, I didn't get pictures, but I did try some of my mom's Fish and Chips. The fish was crispy and well seasoned.  The chips were delicious.  The food was great, but the service was better. Our server Tim was fun and attentive.

Fish and Chips

Batter & Berries is located at 2748 N Lincoln, Chicago. 1 773-248-7710. Hours of operation is Mon-Sun 8am-3pm. If you get there right before 3pm you will still get served and they don't rush you to get out. My mom, friends and I were there from 2pm until almost 3:30pm.  Felt very much at home there.Take a look at the menu. They are always adding new and delicious dishes!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'm Baaack!

Sorry I've been away so long. This move to Toronto has taken us longer than usual to get settled. I'm hoping to soon bring you more reviews. We've been on a few road trips and actually made a trip back to Chicago.  It's been great moving back to a big city.  Thanks for being patient and I'll see you soon!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Toronto here I come!

I will be MIA for awhile.  We are moving to Toronto and won't have internet for a few weeks. So the blog will be on hiatus for awhile.  I'm hoping to see a lot of Toronto and try much of the cuisine.  That means plenty of reviews, right?!
Toronto's CN Tower
So it's goodbye for now and I will see you soon;-)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sweet Home Chicago!


If you follow me on Twitter or know me just a little bit, you know that I love Chicago.  I was born and raised there.  Chicago has been in the news a lot lately because of the violence that plagues the city, but there's more to Chicago than that.  That is why I love the city so much.  It has more to offer than you may hear.

Recently, I've been inspired by Choose Chicago's campaign Beyond the Loop. Two Second City members go into various neighborhoods around the city to show that there is more to Chicago than the Loop, Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier.

President and Mrs. Obama's home in Hyde Park

The first episode I saw was for Hyde Park.  Hyde Park is my favorite neighborhood.  I just feel like I can exhale, be myself and enjoy the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.  Also, this is where President and Mrs. Obama's house is located.  In Beyond the Loop they visit Medici and Valoris (one of President Obams's favorites), but if you want to celebrate the diversity of Hyde Park you must go to Rajun Cajun. Rajun Cajun is a combination of soul food and Indian food restaurant.

Beyond the Loop goes into other neighborhood I've lived in like Lincoln Park and my second favorite neighborhood Lakeview. As of this post the Lakeview episode wasn't available..

The best time to visit Chicago is in the summer.  We know how to do summer because our winters are so brutal.  Here are just a few things to while you are there.  Taste of Chicago is my favorite outdoor festival.  It's a chance to sample food from various restaurants and food trucks in the city and to hear some great music.  The MCA Summer Jazz Series, Blues Fest, Gospel Fest and various festivals in the neighborhoods happening every weekend.  Another great way to explore the neighborhoods in Chicago. Here are some more ideas: 14 Ways Ferris Bueller Would Spend His Day Off in 2014, Chicago Summerdance, Night Out in the Parks and the Chicago Jazz Fest.

Taste of Chicago

I know I've missed some things.  When I lived in Chicago I felt so overwhelmed with things to do in the city, especially in the summer. Just check out the City of Chicago website and for more things to do in this wonderful city!

Monday, June 16, 2014

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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