Ice Cream of the Month Club

This is the 3rd monthly club I’ve received from Amazing Clubs, and it has been everyone’s favorite so far…Ice Cream of the Month!

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Our ice cream was delivered perfectly frozen in dry ice.

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And as an added bonus, Brett and Trent had “science-time” and played with the dry ice…in the living room.

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We received four interesting flavors…I’ll let you check out the details on the containers.

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Brett’s favorite was the Ponchatoula Strawberry and mine was the Jamocha Joe, with the Sea Salt Caramel Gelato a close 2nd. The Jamocha Joe had little bits of almonds in it which made it extra de-lish. I let Aubrey have a taste, which she loved, but then I wondered if her first taste of caffeine would keep her up all night…haha! (it didn’t, thank goodness)

We’ve had a different brand of “Moose Tracks” before, and it’s definitely a favorite in our house.

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Now, Trent has never been too big on sweets or ice cream, but he was all about tasting all of the ice cream flavors tonight!

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I guess he couldn’t resist the fun cone!

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With Ice Cream of the Month Club, each month you’ll receive four different, one-pint varieties of premium, all-natural ice cream carefully chosen by a team of ice cream gourmets and shipped dairy-fresh from specialty producers nationwide. These are hard-to-find, unique ice creams made in small batches by boutique producers and you’ll never find these delicious ice creams in your local supermarket or in national stores. From the classic flavors you grew up with, to new exciting flavors you’ll want to grow old with, you’ll be delighted and surprised with each monthly delivery.

We tend to pick the same ice cream flavors in the grocery store, so I like how the Ice Cream of the Month will surprise you with various flavors you won’t find in your grocery store. It definitely makes it more fun and interesting!

 

For more details about the Ice Cream of the Month Club, or any other fun club offered by Amazing Clubs, visit their website here!

 

I received a complimentary membership from AmazingClubs.com to bring you reviews of their fun options. All opinions are my own and honest. Thanks for reading!

 

Mickey Waffles on a Stick at Home

Perhaps the most popular breakfast item at Walt Disney World is the Mickey Waffle. It’s just a delicious and comforting reminder that you’re in your happy place. Kids think they’re fun – fun to look at and fun to eat!

A year or so ago, we bought a “waffle maker” from Amazon and while it makes delicious Mickey Shaped pancakes, they aren’t the waffles like we know and love at WDW.

So we were so excited to find a new waffle-maker that makes mini Mickey Waffles on a stick – and they are PERFECT!

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It’s the Classic Mickey Disney 4 Waffle Stick Maker and we got it on Amazon (<—direct link).

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The best part is that you can use any waffle or pancake mix you want – from a box, from scratch, whatever you prefer! You just pour some batter in, then put the stick in (it comes with sticks already too!), then pour some more batter over it and let it cook about 5-6 minutes until it reaches that lovely golden-brown color. You can also make them without the sticks.

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I can tell we’re raising Disney fanatics because Brett opened the Amazon box and Trent immediately said “Mickey waffles!” Then when it was time for dinner after his nap, he magically appeared in front of us holding the empty waffle-maker box and a box of Belgium waffle mix. We were like “Umm, are you trying to tell us something?”

He sat patiently at the kitchen counter waiting to get the first one. The ear is always the first thing to go!

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These are perfect for dipping!

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Even Aubrey got in on the Mickey Waffle action!

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These were perfect for her to hold and take small bites from. She ate the entire thing!

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They can also be frozen to enjoy later…just let them cool completely on a rack and then place them in a resealable freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat, just reheat in the waffle-maker or the oven. :)

I’m thinking we need to try these with brownie batter next! YUM!

Get your Mickey Waffle Stick Maker here!

Scientifically Beautiful Skin with Copper Cleanse

I’ve told you guys before that I get nervous about trying new skin care products on my face, but I’ve had some great experiences lately to make me start being more adventurous, and this product also came to me at the best time. I’ve been feeling pretty run down and tired lately with traveling and being super busy, and have actually fallen asleep with my makeup on TWICE in the past few weeks. I’m really embarrassed about it because that is an ultimate no-no. My skin just looks blah and has retaliated against me by becoming an adult version of my teenage acne face. Do they make an adult/teenage acne face emoji?

Coincidentally, at a recent gathering, my sister-in-law and niece raved about this new cleanser they’ve been using called Copper Cleanse. They are both so gorgeous and if my niece can make her teenage-girl skin look that amazing, then I definitely had to give it a try.

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A little more about Copper Cleanse:

We are an all-natural company that focuses on quality over quantity. We use the best ingredients and pair them with cutting edge science practices that result in exquisite products. Simply put, we know copper cleanse is the best skin care and acne fighting formula in existence.  

We all seek ageless beauty, clear and blemish free skin and by leveraging recent scientific breakthroughs and clinical studies that have proven the powerful benefits of using Copper as a skin care agent, we decided to work with organic chemists to design our exclusive formulas to be both powerful and safe. We infused an Aloe Vera and essential oil formula with ionized copper and the results are beautiful.

There is no other skin care product like us on the market. The natural healing properties of copper promote highly elastic skin, while reducing blemishes and scaring by promoting the breakdown of large collagen deposits and encouraging the production of new collagen cells.

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The Copper Cleanse Purifying Foam is meant to be used once a day in place of your normal cleanser. I just love the feel of a foam wash! It contains copper, essential oils, and aloe to promote the reduction and elimination of acne, inflammation, irritation, scars, blemishes, dead skin cells, clogged pores, and harmful oils.

Just put two pumps into your hands, rub it all over your face, then let it sit for about 10 seconds to let all those beneficial ingredients soak in. Then rinse off and pat your face dry.

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It is a powerful and effective foam, but wasn’t harsh on my sensitive, but oily skin. I tried it at night for several days and then in the morning for several days. It’s really your preference as long as you’re consistent, in my opinion.

Whether I used it at night or in the morning, I always used the Copper Spot Rescue at night. The Copper Spot Rescue is a gel packed with copper, Aloe Vera, and other essential oils to promote rapid elimination of acne, irritation, redness, and blemishes. Kinda like a direct punch to those pesky spots!

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It’s applied via a convenient rollerball…just wash your face as usual, pat dry, the roll a small amount of the Copper spot rescue over any acne or red spots to give potent treatment to just those areas.

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As with any new skin care product, it takes a a few uses for your skin to start showing results and a little bit to reach desired results, but I’ve been using it for about 2-3 weeks and it’s already gotten much better. My skin is far from perfect, and always will be – thank you genes – so I try really hard to take care of it to make it look as best I can. Not only did this help my skin when I was bad, but it helped my sister-in-law even when she thought her skin was fine to begin with!

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The creators of Copper Cleanse are so confident in their product that they guarantee your satisfaction and back it up with a full refund policy.

And if you need more convincing, use code TPW25 for 25% off!! Just enter the code at checkout :)

Shop: cucleanse.com

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I love that I can get a powerful and effective product without a need for a prescription. But, as with any type of skin care, consult your doctor if you have any questions.

This product was provided to me to facilitate a review. My opinions are my own and honest. Thanks for reading!

 

Turkey Veggie Kabobs

I found these Turkey Veggie Kabobs while scrolling through the Hormel Foods Recipes Facebook page…what a good idea! When I think of “kabobs” I usually think of chicken or steak with veggies cooked on the grill and served hot. And while that sounds so delicious too, these would be great to quickly throw together and enjoy immediately without cooking, perhaps along with some potato salad, fruit and chips. Doesn’t that sound like a fun picnic? Oh, and wouldn’t your kids love to get mini turkey sandwich kabobs in their lunch boxes? So fun!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 slices of Whole Grain Bread
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 10 grape tomatoes
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • 1 package of Natural Choice® Deli Turkey
  • 4 skewers

DIRECTIONS
1. Cut 2 slices of bread into 4 squares.
2. Cut 2 slices of cheese in half.
3. Cut lettuce into bite-size pieces.
4. Arrange grape tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, bread, and turkey onto skewers – and distribute ingredients evenly. Enjoy!

 

For other Hormel Bacon Recipes, visit their recipe list here!

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This post was written by me as part of my involvement in the Hormel Family Blogger Program. Thanks for reading!

 

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC Review

Welcome to the final installment of my #StreamTeam New York City Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Adventure series! To see the main page with links to all of the installments, go here!

I took so many photos of my room at the Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC Hotel that I felt it deserved its own post. :)

There are two Gansevoort Hotels in NYC – this one on Park Avenue and one in the Meatpacking District.

My room was on the 9th floor. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

This is immediately upon entering the room. To the left is the bathroom and straight ahead is the rest of the room. I just love those bold pink curtains.

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The bathroom was plenty spacious for just me…or maybe everything seems spacious when you’re not sharing it with 3 other people.

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There was a large basin sink with countertop space all around. By the end of the trip, I had all my makeup and stuff laid out across the front for quick access. There are drawers and cabinets underneath for storage, as well.

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The tub was huge! Tall and wide…I would love this tub at home for myself and to bathe two babies.

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The Gansevoort provides cutler toiletries.

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I love this light fixture in the front entryway of the room.

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The main room has a King bed, a sofa, desk and fridge.

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I love the bold pops of color against the gray.

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There were tables on both sides of the bed and plenty of places to charge devices.

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Oh look at this cute stuffed animal, is that for me?

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Nope! $10! (Let’s set that aside right now)

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There’s a nice large floor, full-length mirror with lights. I would love that at home too!

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The bar is fully stocked.

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With good stuff too!

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And a good selection of snacks and sundries are there too (for an additional fee, of course).

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Espresso. Fancy. There’s also a Starbucks across the street, if you prefer.

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My view down….

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…and my view up.

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There is a rooftop bar with a separate entrance and elevator. They even check your ID before you get on the elevator.

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The view is fantastic…the outside area has bench seating all around the edge with small tables sporadically.

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It was a tad windy when we were there, so we enjoyed our drinks inside.

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Love these bold chandeliers in the lobby.

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The hotel spa, Exhale, offers facials and massages, among other things. I enjoyed an Exhale Flow Signature Massage and it was so relaxing and delightful.

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I had never heard of the Gansevoort prior to this trip, but I enjoyed my room and my stay. :)

 

I hope you enjoyed reading about my #StreamTeam Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Adventure in New York City. To read the rest of the days and watch the video, check out the main post here.

Be sure to check out Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix! The entire 1st season is available to stream and it’s hilarious!

Thank you to Netflix and their PR team for this amazing trip! All of my expenses were paid for, but my opinions are my own and honest. Relive all of our experiences by searching the hashtag #StreamTeamUKS on Instagram.