Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dave's Homeroast Coffee Feature/Review!

~Interview with Dave from Dave's Homeroast Coffee~

1. Tell us about yourself.
I am a professional journalist who was looking for better coffee and became a homeroaster. I am a lifelong Midwesterner who is married and has two sons, one of whom has special needs.

2. What inspired you to start your shop?
I was in the habit of giving my coffee away and realized that was a bad idea. By selling it, the people who want it can get it. The money goes to a charity related to my older son's illness.

3. What is your favorite blend of coffee currently in your shop and why? 
It's like choosing my favorite child. But you've reminded me that I need to restock. I order all my raw coffee from Sweet Maria's. They cater to homeroasters and provide a lot of information about their products.

4. 5 Words to Describe you

5. What would be your advice to other Etsy sellers?
Superserve everyone individually.
6. Your favorite quote of saying..
"Oh, my."

**My Review**
I was ecstatic when I found out that I would be doing a feature on Dave's Homeroast Coffee! Dave has really been a pleasure to work with. I absolutely love the fact that all of the proceeds from the coffee goes to a charity to fight Batten Disease, called BDSRA.

What is Batten Disease?
Over time, affected children suffer mental impairment, worsening seizures, and progressive loss of sight and motor skills. Eventually, children with Batten disease/NCL become blind, bedridden and unable to communicate, and, presently, it is always fatal.
Batten disease is not contagious or, at this time, preventable.

So, when I opened my mailbox the day I received it I could smell the aroma through the package! It smelled great! I could even go as far to say that it smelled better than some well known coffee franchises, but I won't go into detail with that. 
The coffee that Dave's Homeroast sent me was the Guatemalan Antigua Retana Red Bourbon.  While I could have waited till the morning to brew some, I just couldn't wait! The aroma filled the house and when the classic beeping of my coffee pot went off, I took out like a bat out of (you know where..LOL).
I added some Spenda and some Sweet Italian Cream to it...YUMMY!
I HIGHLY recommend this coffee to you guys!
Find them:
For Non-Coffee Items: Cafepress

**I received no monetary compensation to do this review. I did receive a product(s) from the company so I could give my honest review. ***

Friday, June 15, 2012

PottyCover Review & Giveaway!

About PottyCover:

PottyCover is a disposable toilet seat cover for children that covers the sides and the front of the toilet, to keep away germs at public rest-rooms.  It is made of non-woven fabric coated with a layer of plastic, creating a waterproof barrier between the toilet and the child. This product has the largest coverage of all seat covers on the market and for added convenience, each seat cover is individually packaged in a small, easy to open bag that makes it super easy to always keep one or two in a purse or a back pocket. 

Using a public rest-room with a young child could be very stressful, but with PottyCovers the whole family can feel safe knowing that even at the filthiest bathrooms they will be protected from germs. It was designed for kids, but it has become a must-have travel item for many of adult customers.


Have you ever had that nasty feeling when you use a public if you just can't get the germs off of you? My niece Rebecca is just starting to be potty trained and when she has to go while we are out it can be an extreme hassle trying to hold her above the toilet so she doesn't touch it. Not anymore with many thanks to PottyCover! I think the quality and the design of the PottyCover is both unique and durable. 
I think the product is great and I give it an A+++!

Reasons why I love PottyCovers:
-Cost efficient (only $5.99 a pack!)
- More durable than the paper toilet covers

A pack of PottyCover sells for $5.99 and it is available on AmazonEbay, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.


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When a tree comes down...

 A couple of weeks ago lightening struck our tree and a quarter of it fell down. We we stuck with the question of "What to do...?" The answer finally came to us...LETS MAKE A FIRE PITT!! Yay! Little did we know just how much work it would take. The picture above shows a little bit of our clean up effort. (We were piling up the brush into the back of my brother's truck to drag it to the other side of our yard)

 After about 4 hours of work this is what it looked like.

One pile of our log stacks. You couldn't even imagine how hard it is to lug a bunch of huge logs across the yard by
We put the smaller logs and the kindling in a separate pile close to the fire pit.

The picture above shows our finished fire pit, with our log seats :). Pretty, huh?

This is just a random shot of part of our yard.

Lessons learned:
- You can make use of anything
- It darn hard work cleaning up a lightning struck tree
- Big logs make great seats!
- Spiders love the wood

Just wanted to share with you all!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

RockyJae Designs Review and Giveaway!

Etsy Feature:
RockyJae Designs

Interview with RockyJae Designs:

 Tell us about yourself,Racquel.

I have been making jewelry since my sophomore year in high school, 2001, in Thousand Oaks, CA. After selling jewelry right off my neck, I realized I could make a business out of my passion! So Exciting! I have always appreciated art/Fashion and have always loved crafting. My high school career was difficult, to say the least, as my mom,  step-dad and I did not get along. I moved out the beginning of my senior year and worked three jobs and finished high school. I moved to Idaho, as soon as I graduated, with my high school sweet heart and started to pursue my jewelry making career in Boise, Idaho. I was very successful doing home shows and selling/consigning to shops.
Eventually my high school sweet heart and I ended things, leaving me in Idaho with no family, but amazing friends. I started moving around, starting in McCall, ID and then to Chelan, Washington where I still have jewelry consigned. When I came back to Boise, ID in 2010 I met the man of my dreams, Josef. We married a few months before he left for Iraq with the Army. We have a beautiful two year old daughter together and I inherited three amazing step children ages 10-6yrs old! My daughters and I love crafting together and they are the reason why I branched out to hair accessories and all the other fun girly items RockyJae Designs makes:)

What inspired you to start your shop? 

I opened this shop to reach out to new clients outside of Boise, ID and hope to one day design jewelry for movies and fashion week! I only do booth events ever once in a while because family and starting College again, so this shop is my only real outlet for my art.

 What is your favorite item currently for sale in your 


These chandelier earrings are my favorite creation so far because the detail in wire wrapping and the look they give for any outfit. They are like that high fashion hippie chick look;)

4 Words to Describe you?

- Fun
- Enthusiastic 

What would be your advice to other Etsy sellers?

To remember why you started making what you make now, not to make money, but to share your passion/art to others.

If you could have lunch with 3 or 
dead.....who would they be and why?

1: Jesus, because he is my inspiration to living the way I do and I just think it would be an amazing thing to meet the man who saved us from our sin and better yet taught us to be honest, loving people without judgement on how others live. I feel that religion is lost and we get caught up in what is the true religion or who will be saved or not. Or even if the bible is really GODS word.

2: Pablo Picasso, because his art is so mysterious and there are so many different interpretations of his work that it would be fun to compare them to what he says:) Really any artist we study today.   

3: Albert Einstein:) I think he could help me through College;)

~My Review~

I feel that RockyJae Designs is one of the more unique shops on Etsy. Their style and variety of Jewelry and hair accessorries makes them one of my favorite shops on Etsy.  Their products would make great gifts for that female in your life and come with a pocket friendly price tag.

My favorite items in their shop is the :
I think these clips are absolutely gorgeous and would be great for women of all ages. They come in a variety of shapes and colors, making them easy to match with your favorite outfit or accessory. 
The Price:  Pick 3 for only $10.00!!!!
My rating A++.

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RockyJae Designs has generously offered to give 1 of my readers the necklace shown below or $40.00 Store Credit! Your choice!

From RockyJae Designs:
The pink necklace has multiple different stones and Swarovski Crystals. The center piece is a faceted Jade stone wire wrapped with Sterling Silver wire and Sterling Silver chain. This necklace can be extended to whatever size needed, long or short, because of the chain that dangles from the clasp. It's retail value is $65. My wire wrapping is unique because I take the time to wire wrap a few times after making the loop to connect the bead, this makes it impossible to disconnect from the necklace/earrings i make (like most cheaper jewelry made). So when you baby pulls on your necklace, the loop connecting the bead cannot be opened and detach!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Booty Firm Dance Free Blogger Event!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Flash Coupon Giveaway!

Would you LOVE to win a boat load of misc. coupons? 
You have come to the right place! We are giving away well OVER 100 coupons to one luck winner!
Included in the coupons are 3 coupons for FREE products!!!
1.  Otis Spunkeyer (good for a free product)
2. (2) Coupons for Good n Natural bars (FREE)

The giveaway starts now and ends at June 13, 2012 at 12:00 A.M. EST
Open to Us Residents only (Except Hawaii and Alaska)
Winner must respond to the winning email for this giveaway within 24 hours of winning notification.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Father's Day Gift Guide 2012

Hey readers!
Are you still lingering on the subject of what to get the man in your life?
Are you looking for a gift for Grandpa, Dad, Hubby, ect?
Well, you've come to the right place!
I've compiled a list of some awesome gift ideas for that special guy.

Leather Ipod Touch/Iphone case
Also available in black!
Price: $28.00
I know my dad would love this? How about yours? Santi Leather also has a big variety of other leather products that I'm sure would be great as well.

Costa Rica Coffee 
It's freshly roasted when you order it! Can you get anything fresher then that? Other than actually making it yourself!
Price: $9.95 for a 12 oz bag

Personalized Glass Beer Mug
How cool is this? You can have it customized with his favorite team,school, or whatever else you would like!
You even get to pick the font and the color!
Price: $10.00 ! What a deal!!

Cigar Box Clock!
 All of their profits go to the House of Hope Orphanage in Langano, Ethiopia.
So, let me get this get to give a really cool/different clock as a gift  AND give to charity?! The answer is YES!
Price: $35.00 and Free shipping to US customers!

Wild Man Beard Gift Set
The set includes:
- Wild Man Beard Wash
- Beard Conditioner
Hot Stuff! Muscle Rub
Price: $30.00
They also have a shaving kit available for those men that don't have beards!

Engraved Pocket Knife
This Stainless Steel Lock Back Pocket Knife can be  engraved with Names, Monogram or Saying. 
What guy wouldn't want this?
This shop also has a variety of other great "manly" gifts!
Price: $22.00
Visit: Jack Glass

If you purchase something from one of these shops please tell them The Random Life Blog sent you!