Friday, July 24, 2015

American Journey Pet Products Sold Exclusively at Chewy.com



Four years ago, the folks over at Chewy.com set off on a journey to provide pet parents the best online shopping experience ever and now they are excited for everyone to hear about their latest endeavor. Crafted with pet happiness in mind, they have created a new line of pet products which are available exclusively on Chewy.com. This new line is called American Journey. This line contains high quality jerky, bones, chews, and antlers with more to come in the next few months. Each product is made, sourced, and packaged in the USA. Their meat is sourced from USDA approved facilities, there are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and the bones and chews are left natural and never bleached. 



My two Pit Bulls, Tyson and Crook, are a part of the Chewy.com family and they were sent a variety of American Journey products to try out. These products included Just Turkey Jerky Dog Treats, Beef Tripe Dog Treats, a Curly Bully Stick, a Natural Bully Stick, a Bully Wrapped Rib Dog Treat, and a Pork Femur Dog Treat in addition to a tote bag and a bandanna.


The Just Turkey Jerky Dog Treats and Beef Tripe Dog Treats are single ingredient treats that are great for dogs at any stage of life. They contain no artificial ingredients, fillers, or preservatives. They can be easily torn into smaller pieces or multiple servings, making them great for training. The Just Turkey Jerky Dog Treats are made with 100% turkey from USA farms. They are whole muscle white meat cuts of turkey sliced into strips that can be easily torn into smaller pieces for multiple servings so they are great for training. The Beef Tripe Dog Treats are made with 100% beef tripe from USA farms. Beef tripe has natural digestive enzymes and probiotics that aid the digestive process and promote healthy teeth.  Both of these treats are big compared to most dog treats I've seen but my boys are big too so I don't tear them into smaller pieces usually. They both get extremely excited when they see me reach into the American Journey tote bag for one of these treats. They both really seem to enjoy these treats and don't prefer one over the other. These treats also don't seem to bother their tummies. They lick up every last crumb every time. 



American Journey Bully Sticks are made from 100% natural USA beef that is slow roasted with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, ensuring a tasty, natural meat flavor. They are never treated with chemicals, bleach, or formaldehyde. The Natural Bully Stick is a 6 inch treat that will provide long lasting chewing action for dogs of all sizes while the design of the 9 inch Curly Bully Stick will provide an additional challenge for active chewers. Tyson and Crook loved these Bully Sticks and had them chewed up rather quickly (within 20 minutes or so). I was hoping they would last a little bit longer but if you give my dogs a treat like this, they turn into pure maniacs so I wasn't surprised.  


The American Journey Bully Wrapped Rib Dog Treat is the ultimate dog chew, combining a rib wrapped with a bully stick. Each are 100% natural USA beef and are slow roasted with no added artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They are also never treated with chemicals, bleach, or formaldehyde. Because they are all natural chews, sizes may vary but they are approximately 10-12 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 2 inches tall. The American Journey Pork Femur Dog Treat is a 100% natural USA pork bone that is slow roasted with bits of meat left. Optimal moisture levels are maintained in the roasting process to minimize splintering. It is a high density bone providing a long lasting challenge for active chewers. It also contains no added artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and are never treated with chemicals, bleach, or formaldehyde. These treats measure approximately 6-7 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, and 2.5 inches tall.  

Crook really, really, really liked the Pork Femur Dog Treat. I gave it to him outside so needless to say he didn't want to come back in and when I made him he laid by the front door and whined to go back out. He's a big chewer and was able to chew both ends off but I'm happy to say it took him a good part of the evening to do so and he still has some of it leftover for another day. Tyson got the Bully Wrapped Rib Dog Treat and he really liked it as well. He's not as big of a chewer as Crook is so his treat only shows a few bites marks and is otherwise intact so I'm glad it is going to last him a while (or until his brother Crook steals it away...and I'm sure he will eventually). 

Since Crook is more of a chewer than Tyson, he really should have gotten the Bully Wrapped Rib Dog Treat because I feel out of the two treats that one would work better for a chewer because it would last them longer but he picked the Pork Femur Dog Treat and once he makes up his mind there's no changing it. In case you couldn't tell, Crook is the more dominant of the two so he thinks he makes the rules. Like I said, he'll eventually steal it away anyway once he devours his Pork Femur Dog Treat. 


Check out the new American Journey line sold exclusively at Chewy.com and let me know what treats your pets would enjoy. And if you make a purchase for your beloved pet, don't forget to share pictures on social media with the hashtag #AmericanJourney. Chewy.com offers free 1-2 day shipping on orders $49+.  

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Review of Two Rivers Iced Tea {and Giveaway}


"The Two Rivers Coffee company launched its first products in April of 2012. In its early days, TRC was making single serve cups in a small manufacturing plant where the company established the Brooklyn Bean Roastery brand and perfected the development of a proprietary manufacturing process which was not available on the market. TRC became a pioneer in introducing Keurig-compatible filtered single serve coffee cups and the experience in product engineering led to the design of our patented unique tension-based filtered system. Today, Two Rivers Coffee is a leading independently owned single serve beverage company which designs, brands, manufactures, and distributes single serve products nation wide to thousands of retail stores in addition to dozens of online outlets. TRC manufactures single serve coffee for its own brands as well as licensed products for established brands and provides private label brands for other roasters and retail chains. TRC also make single serve teas, hot cocoas, ciders, and cappuccino drinks under its own brand as well as high end licensed brand names, and is currently in discussions to provide other gourmet hot beverages.
Two Rivers Coffee currently offers a broad product line consisting of over 60 coffee products with standard popular coffee roasts, a myriad of flavored coffees, as well as a broad selection of teas and hot cocoas. In total, TRC has over 100 unique beverage choices across 11 brands with more to come in the near future. We’ve put strong focus on product innovation combined with sharp execution to keep our products and brands “on point” with our customers expectations. Most of TRC brands resonate with consumers as products that are young, modern, and trendier than other brands available on store shelves today. The packaging is bold, innovative, and clever which differentiates it from its more conservative competitors.
The TRC corporate culture is to keep pushing the boundaries in every part of the business to ensure that we are not following others but instead setting the trends in our industry."


I was recently given the opportunity to review Two Rivers Iced Tea for Keurig K-Cup Brewers. This is frost iced tea that comes in three different flavors:   lemon, raspberry, and strawberry lemonade. Let me start by saying I'm not a tea person, at least not straight up tea, but I occasionally like a nice flavored tea. 
Anyway, my least favorite flavor of these three was the lemon. In my opinion, it had too much of a tea flavor and not enough lemon flavor, so someone who normally drinks tea would love this one. Needless to say, I couldn't finish an entire glass of it. 

The raspberry was a different story. It did have a tea flavor but only very slight. You can definitely taste the sweet raspberry flavor. It was rather refreshing and is a tea I could occasionally enjoy more of. 

My favorite tea of the three was the strawberry lemonade. It hardly tasted like tea at all, which was perfect for me, but I'm not sure a hard core tea lover would enjoy this one so much. It had a nice strawberry lemonade flavor that wasn't too sweet or too tart. It was very refreshing. It also had a very nice aroma. This is one that I'll continue to enjoy and would even purchase more of.  

You can purchase a 40 count sampler pack on Amazon here:  http://www.amazon.com/Two-Rivers-LLC-Single-Cup-Brewers/dp/B00N0JILN6/.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Take 50% Off And Free Shipping On #backtoschool Clothes from Schoola



Starting today, Schoola is offering 50% off and free shipping with no minimum order value to celebrate back to school. Use promo code BACKTOSCHOOLA. And remember, when you purchase preloved brand name clothes from Schoola, you're helping to make school a wonderful place for kids with $2 of every $5 spent going back to schools to fund programs such as art, music, and physical education. 

Check out what Schoola has to offer and make a purchase today:  https://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3X26ikLP5

Request a postage-paid donation back and give back to your local school: https://www.schoola.com/stitch/requestbag/?q=v2

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Review of EcoStatic Inc. Beginner Kit Glue Free WhiteBoard Sheets and SlickyNote Note Pad

**Disclosure: I received samples of the below products from Shoplet.com as a member of the Shoplet Product Review Program in order to perform this review. However, no other compensation was received. I was not influenced in any way and all opinions expressed are my own.**



Ever since I started working an office job with my own cubicle, I've constantly been on the lookout for new office supplies. I love me a good desktop organizer for helping me to organize my miscellaneous office supplies such as writing utensils, paperclips, notepads, etc. but I also love products for the walls. Needless to say, I was excited when Shoplet.com recently introduced me to a couple of new products for the office from EcoStatic Inc. It's important to know that in addition to their unique line of products, EcoStatic Inc. is also committed to the environment. They are committed to sourcing their products from environmentally responsible manufacturers, fostering the recycling of their products, and promoting sustainable business practices everywhere they do business. 


The EcoStatic Inc. Beginner Kit Glue Free WhiteBoard Sheets and SlickyNote Note Pad are unique products you'll want to get for your office ASAP. Slickyboard adheres to any smooth, dry surface such as drywall, glass, wallpaper, wood, and metal without the use of glue with its electrostatic charge lasting for weeks. Slickyboard can be used for whiteboarding, as a flipchart, easel pad, or bulletin board for brainstorming, ideas, collaboration, coaching, planning, presentations, and more. Slickyboard is rewritable, reusable, and 100% recyclable. I keep my Slickyboard in my cubicle at the office and use it as a bulletin board for jotting down reminders and other information pertinent to my job. I can easily remove and reposition it if I need to. If it's information that I just need to know for the day, I'll use a dry erase marker and then just erase it at the end of the day and no residual is left behind. When I need to jot down more important information that I'll need to retain, I'll use a permanent marker. The only problem I encountered with the Slickyboard is that it didn't seem to want to stick fully in the corners on one side in my cubicle. However, this didn't effect using the Slickyboard in any way and it stayed in place. This was just more of an aesthetic issue that was easily fixed with two small pieces of clear tape. 

   


You'll definitely want to pick up an extra EcoStatic Inc. Recycled Glue Free SlickyNotes Note Pad to use in conjunction with your Slickyboard. Slickynotes are not your ordinary sticky notes. They are double sided and reusable on one side (when using an erasable marker). The medium sized Slickynotes measure 3 x 4 are 21% bigger than the regular 3 x 3 sticky notes I already had on my desk so I can include more information. Like the Slickyboard, Slickynotes adhere to same types of surfaces using an electrostatic charge and no glue. They are also 100% recyclable. They come in different colors, including green, orange, yellow, and purple. The smooth surface is easy to write on. 

I can easily leave Slickynotes practically anywhere to help me with remembering appointments, ideas, and other information. They don't fall off like the sticky notes do that I've been using for years. You can also purchase large sized Slickynotes that measure 4 x 8. Slickynotes will definitely save you money in the long run. 


Shoplet.com is more than just a place to shop for office supplies. At Shoplet.com, you'll also find a wide variety of cleaning supplies, medical supplies, as well as discount office furniture for your home and business needs. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review of Sunglasses From GlassesShop.com



It wouldn't quite feel like summer without sunglasses and I'm always on the lookout for a new pair, one that is reasonably priced, keeps my eyes protected, and can still help me express my inimitable personality. GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses at unbeatably low prices.  And if you need prescription sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses, they have those too.    




I've always been a fan of aviators and the Moulineaux Aviator sunglasses in black from GlassesShop caught my attention right away. They are very stylish with a black frame and brilliant blue lenses. While these sunglasses are reasonably priced at only $19.95, these cheap glasses aren't cheaply made and are actually very trendy, high quality glasses. These sunglasses are unisex so my son can wear them as well.  

I was very impressed by how well the frames were made. They are not flimsy at all and are very sturdy. The blue lenses are positively radiant. You can barely see my eyes when I'm wearing these glasses but everything I see is nice and clear. They do a fantastic job at protecting my eyes from the sun. They fit well, staying in place and not slipping down my nose. They are very comfortable to wear. I was hoping that these sunglasses would come with a bag to store them in and keep them better protected but I was pleasantly surprised when they actually came with not only a plastic case but a lens cleaning cloth as well.


These are my new favorite pair of sunglasses and definitely have "me" written all over them. 




While I knew exactly what type of sunglasses I wanted right away, not everyone can make up their mind so quickly when shopping for this type of product, especially online. This is where their try on tool comes in handy. You can upload a picture of yourself and try on any pair of glasses virtually to give you an idea of how they'll look on you. 

How would you like to receive 50% off a pair of glasses from GlassesShop? If you use the special coupon code GSHOT50, you'll receive 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). Check out this link for more details:  http://www.glassesshop.com/promotion/prescription-eyeglasses 

And stay connected with GlassesShop on Facebook and Twitter for deals, eye care tips, and more! 

*Disclosure:  I received a free pair of sunglasses from GlassesShop in exchange for my honest review. However, no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Review of Evanger's Super Premium Canned Dog Food


Chewy.com recently sent my two dogs, Tyson and Crook, a case of Evanger's Super Premium Canned Dog Food (beef flavor) to try. Evanger's Super Premium Dinners are completely balanced and highly nutritious. In addition to beef, the Beef Dinner features superfood ingredients such as spinach and kale, as well as chelated minerals. It is grain and gluten free and contains no corn, wheat, or soy. 90% of the ingredients are sourced locally, daily and used within 24 hours and the remaining 10% comes direct from American farmers or US-sourced suppliers and contains no ingredients from China ever. Unlike some of the other canned dog foods that Tyson and Crook have tried recently, the Evanger's Super Premium Canned Dog Food is loaf style.  





Conveniently, no can opener is required to open the cans. Like I said, this canned dog food is loaf style, how I always remember canned dog food looking like when I was a kid. It has a nice beefy aroma to it. Both of my dogs seem a little indifferent towards this dog food and at times seem a little hesitant about eating it but they do manage to finish it, just a little slower than usual. I don't know if it's the texture or the taste they don't like but they do seem to love the more meatier, chunkier dog foods the most. It doesn't seem to bother their tummies, however, it does give one of my dogs gas. Overall, I would have to say that this isn't one of Tyson and Crook's favorite canned dog foods but your dog may love it so be sure to check out Evanger's Super Premium Canned Dog Food and other Evanger's pet products which are available at Chewy.com


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