Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Autumn All!

Hello my dear friends. I have missed you all! Everything has been so crazy over here in Gretna, Nebraska, but it should start to calm down within the next week. We will be moving into our new home tomorrow! Hip hip HORRAY! So thanks for still coming around my site even though I have been so bad about updating and commenting. 

Let me start by saying, Happy Harvest! That just sounds fitting seeing as where I live now, corn is being harvested on all sides of me. I absolutely LOVE Fall. I have always loved it, even when in the islands. This is my first Fall living in a place with the actual "Fall Season". It is so amazing to watch the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, as well as seeing squirrels out running around collecting acorns. (We don't have squirrels in Hawaii so bare with me.)

You know what this time of year calls for don't you? APPLE CIDER! And it's actually cold here, so it's even funner to drink! I used my normal Apple Cider recipe, which you can find HERE. Everyone said they loved it. I always buy a big thing of organic apple juice to make it and I honestly think organic apple juice is so much better than normal apple juice. 

A huge bin of baby pumpkins at the pumpkin patch here. I work with kids and we got to go on a field trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch. It was so fun!

More pumpkins...I love very much.

Just a shot from my car of the pretty sun going down.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Strawesome Review

Strawesome is an awesome company that makes reusable, stylish glass straws. I don't know about you all, but  I have been trying to eliminate plastic from my daily life more and more now days. Once I discovered Strawesome, I knew I had to check them out!

The lovely Daedra from Strawesome was kind enough to send me a sample 8 inch straw along with a straw cleaner. Coincidentally, I won a drawing for another Strawesome straw around the same time! How lucky could I be? For those of you who have not heard of Strawesome yet, here are a few facts. These straws are hand made from borosilicate glass. They are also guarenteed not to break! If your straw breaks, it will be replaced. Nothing better than satisfaction guaranteed! This is also great news for those of you with kids and little hands that might drop things:) Strawesome straws are sold in sizes 6 inch all the way up to 12 inch.

Why else should I buy a glass straw, you say?
  • Limit you and your families exposure to plastic and the toxins it contains.
  • These straws are hypo-allergenic.
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe!
  • These straws will encourage your kids to drink more smoothies & water, because they are just so fun to drink with!

These are my two straws that I received. One is an 8 inch and one a 10 inch. They are so awesome for smoothies. I normally drink smoothies daily, so these are perfect for me. Plus, most of my smoothies are pretty thick because of all the things I add to them including spinach, kale, avocado, bananas, chia seeds, etc. I have come up with a whole new "smoothie system" because of Strawesome. I have a mason jar, which I cut a hole on top just big enough for my straw. Then I just fill the jar up and seal! I don't know if it is just me, but I think the smoothies taste better through a glass straw. I have always preferred glass to plastic. One last thing I have to show you guys is the straw cleaner. 

This will only run you $2 and it is totally worth it. You don't necessarily need it if you use a dishwasher, but I do not and this comes in so handy. Just in case you have anything stuck in your straw that you need to wash out, this is a lifesaver. You HAVE to get this with whatever straw you purchase. Thanks so much Strawesome for allowing me the opportunity to review and talk about this great product. 

Please check out her site STRAWESOME for all the styles you could want! As always, I was not paid for this review and these items were donated to me.
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