Hot or Not? S’mores Maker

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We’re continuing our Christmas idea list with an interesting appliance.

Item of the day: Nostalgia Electric S’mores Maker, sells for @$30 here on Amazon.

 

What could be better than roasting marshmallows over an open fire, er, heat source, in the comfort of your own home? No bugs. No flames. No hair full of campfire soot. 

Personally, I think this is a fun item. Perfect for an afternoon snack, a slumber party, or a family night at home. But, is it practical? Does it warrant a $30 price tag?

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Part of my brain argues: “Can one really put a price tag on memories?”

But, come on. Do I really want to store one more appliance? 

Then again, it is a chocolate appliance.

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As you can see, I’m on the fence on this one. What do you think? Is this a good purchase? 

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Let me know your thoughts below.

Wrap it?

Trash it?

or…Keep it for yourself? 

(As always, I’m not affiliated with any of these products). I’m just here for the chocolate…and the good company.

Yea or Nay? Chocolate Infused Balsamic Vinegar

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We’re continuing our Christmas idea list with a unique chocolate find.

Item of the day: Chocolate Infused Balsamic Vinegar from Italy, sells for @$20 here on Amazon.

 


I’m guessing today’s item is going to be cut and dry. Either it sounds delightful, or it sounds downright disgusting. Either way, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

What’s the verdict?

Wrap it?

Trash it?

or…Keep it for yourself?

(As always, I’m not affiliated with any of these products).

 

Free Book TODAY- Reviewers Wanted😊

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✏️Diary of a writer:

Dream, write, rewrite, sleep, can’t sleep, edit, scratch everything, rewrite, repeat.

The process of writing a novel can take months, or in my case, years.😐 So, in that time, irrational expectations may have grown.

 

Expectations of a published writer:

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Reality of a published writer:

 

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Lol! Perhaps, a bit of an exaggeration. At the end of the day, writers all want the same thing- they want their work to be read.

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I told myself I’d never be one of those nagging authors, constantly shoving my book in my lovely readers’ faces. But…(the dreaded but),

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I’m here to ask a favor…and it won’t cost a penny (today– Tues, Nov.28th).

I’m anxiously seeking reader feedback. How can you help?

 

1. Download Thirteen Chocolates ebook here on Amazon. (It’s free TODAY).

2. Read, and enjoy.😉

3. Leave a review on Amazon, here. (Go to the Customer Review section and click on “Write a Customer Review”).

Feel the ❤️ from this gracious author.

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Wrap it or Trash it? Instant Ice Cream Maker

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We’re continuing our Christmas idea list with this sweet culinary find.

Item of the day: Chef n’ Sweet Spot Instant Ice Cream Maker, sells for @$44  here on Amazon.

According to the item description, you simply freeze the bowl a day ahead of time, add ice cream ingredients and stir, and presto, homemade ice cream.

From the product description, “…Mix ingredients together and pour 1/2 cup into the Sweet Spot. Let sit for a few seconds to start freezing, then scrape and scoop to build a consistent texture.
Add toppings such as fruit, chocolate or nuts and fold into the mixture.
Makes six individual 1/2-cup servings in 30 minutes before the need to refreeze the Sweet Spot.”

 

 

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one!

Gift it?

Trash it?

or…Keep it for yourself?

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(Fyi, I’m not affiliated with any of these products).

But, I do love ice cream.😋

Pass or Present? Lindt Chocolate Advent Calendar

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The calendar may read November, but the Christmas race has already begun.

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Every year I try to convince myself that I’m going to get organized early and avoid the holiday bustle. But honestly, it never happens. I always end up behind schedule, especially when it comes to buying gifts.


The problem isn’t with procrastination. It’s more about decisiveness. I hate the idea of giving someone a gift just for the sake of it. I want the recipient to know that I was thinking about them. So, filtering through all of the products out there can be mind boggling.

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So this year, I’m seeking out advice from the experts…that’s you.


In the upcoming days, and weeks, I will be presenting lots of gift ideas.

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In the spirit of the blog, they will be directed towards chocoholics, bakers, foodies, mystery buffs, and book lovers.


The first item…

The Lindt Chocolate Advent Calendar: contains 31 chocolates

You can find it here.

So, how does this product rate?

Wrap it? 

Trash it?

or…Keep it for yourself?

(P.S. I have no affiliation with any of these products).


What dessert are you making for Thanksgiving?

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Decisions!

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I have yet to decide on what I’m making for dessert. So, I’m tempting myself with my options.

Single layer?

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Lots of layers?

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Ice Cream?

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Or, Ice Cream Cake?

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Warm and dreamy?

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Cool and creamy?

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Chocolate fluffed?

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Chocolate stuffed?

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Chocolate covered?

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Chocolate Smothered?

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After viewing all of these pieces of chocolate heaven, the answer is clear.

I’ll make one of everything!

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(Thanksgiviving Day)

Husband: You know you have enough dessert here to feed 60 people.

Me: Well then,…I guess we’ll have leftovers.

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What dessert are you making (or eating) for Thanksgiving?

Free mystery ebook Nov 13th, THIRTEEN CHOCOLATES

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Hello everybody!

I just wanted to thank all of you for your support of my new book, Thirteen Chocolates. It was a long time in the making, so I’m so happy to finally share it with you all!


I hope to have paperback versions available by the end if this month. In the mean time, I wanted to offer you the free ebook on Amazon. Get it here.

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It will appear free on Amazon today, Monday, Nov. 13th. (After that, it will go back to 3.99). So, if you have a moment, check it out. I’m really eager to get your feedback. (And if you can leave an Amazon review as well, extra love❤️).


Thanks again. You all are the best!

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