BottleKeeper: A Valentine Gift Guys Really Want

There’s lots of choices out there for Valentine’s Day. I’m sure my husband would be happy with some chocolate covered strawberries or a new watch but I like to think of something different. My husband enjoys his beer now and then. I just found something I know he’ll enjoy, BottleKeeper.

If you ask my  husband, warm beer is disgusting. He’ll take a beer or two out to his garage while he’s chopping wood or after he’s finished cutting the grass. Until he gets to finish though, it might be warm. That’s where BottleKeeper comes in. Think of it like a cooler for your current bottle of beer.

BottleKeeper looks something like a metal water bottle but it’s lined with neoprene to keep beer cold.  It opens from the bottle to easily get a bottle of beer in the BottleKeeper. BottleKeeper is available to fit 12 oz regular bottles, 12 oz stubby bottles, or 22 oz bomber bottles. Buying the right one ensures a perfect fit for your favorite beer. You can choose from 6 different colors too. My hubby chose the orange BottleKeeper.

Another benefit to BottleKeeper, it helps protect the bottle should you drop it.  No broken glass on the floor or in the garage.

My hubby using BottleKeeper in his garage

My hubby used it out in his garage the day I gave it to him. He said it really worked to keep his beer colder longer. I can see this really working out in the summer. This could make a big different at picnics, trips to the beach, while watching your fave teams play, etc.  I’m thinking of getting one for myself too, I like the pink one.  We can watch the Pittsburgh Penguins together while we drink cold beer from our BottleKeepers.  Talk about quality time!

I did a short video to show you how BottleKeeper works:

Get your guy a BottleKeeper and a 6 pack for Valentine’s Day to make his day.  Get your BottleKeeper Here. Use coupon code: Luvsavingmoney10 to save 10% off!

 

This post is sponsored by BottleKeeper. Any opinions expressed are my own. 

Bowls of Plenty Valentine Giveaway (2 winners) #HealthtoyourHeart

 

For many eating out is a thing of the past. Between supplying proper nutrition to our families and gathering around the dinner table to interact with family, even if only for a short time, eating is has become the new norm for most families. Finding great inspiration for preparing these meals is important and with Bowls of Plenty, Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals by Carolynn Carreno, you’ll have a great place to start.

 

This beautiful hardcover cookbook is also an informational book. With chapters on shopping, tools, and knowing your grains you’ll be substituting healthy for unhealthy quickly, while providing a delicious meal for your family. The book is filled with photos that will help give you an example of what the meal will look like and ideas for plating.

 

About Bowls of Plenty:
Modern foodies are continuing to express their desire for “bowls as meals,” as gorgeous, layered, satisfying bowls are taking over the food scene. James Beard award winning food writer, Carolynn Carreño, shows home cooks how they can create their own in her debut solo cookbook BOWLS OF PLENTY: Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole Grain Meals Carreño features one-dish meals that layer flavorful veggies and delicious sauces, with optional meats and dairy, on a foundation and variety of whole grain staples, allowing home cooks to experiment with the popular “build your own” and flexitarian approaches to cooking and eating. Please see here for sample pages or let me know if you’d like to see a finished book for potential review, mention, giveaway, and/or recipe excerpt from our approved list.

 

Whole grain bowls aren’t just for health nuts anymore. They are a reflection of our current attitude towards food, straddling our passion for eating well and eating delicious. Dishing up more than 100 inventive recipes, Carreño shows readers how to have their cake and eat it too! Recipes in BOWLS OF PLENTY include Spiced Apple Breakfast Farro, Chinese Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds and Crispy Rice, Butternut Squash Risotto with Slow-Cooked Kale, Sunday Night Detox Bowl with Roasted Broccoli and Ponzu, Mixed Berry Crisp, and many more. With vibrant, mouth-watering photographs and no-fail dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, this book will offer the foodie generation one-dish meals that are flexible, taste great, and offer superior nutrition.

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Wine for Valentine’s Day? Don’t Forget the Wine Opener

Valentine Guide 2015

You went all out.  You cooked a homemade meal for your sweetheart. You set the table. The candles are lit. The bottle of wine is on ice (or champagne). You surprised your valentine with a romantic dinner at home.  You grab the the to pour a glass and realize…um, how do I open this? Do we even have a corkscrew? I think I have one on my key chain, oh shoot no that’s right, it broke.  You end up trying to pry it out with a knife or fork and it doesn’t go so well. Everything was perfect until now.

But it’s not Valentine’s day yet and you still have time.  Let’s go ahead and get that wine bottle opener now.  The X-Chef corkscrew set will be just what you need. Whether it’s dinner at home or a bottle of wine in your hotel room, it’s portable.  It’s stainless steel so if you accidently drop drop it in the hot tub it’ll be ok.  It also have a foil cutter for those stubborn bottle seals.

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I’ve not used one quite like this before. It didn’t come with instructions but after playing around with it for a few minutes it’s actually pretty efficient.  You see that stainless steel arm with the arrow on it on the right side of the picture above? Well after you get the corkscrew in the bottle of that stainless steel arm fits on the lip of the bottle.  You then you use it like a lever to pull the cork out.

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I just pulled it to the side where the lever is and the cork started sliding right out.  This is a heavy duty corkscrew set.  It’s not made cheap at all. Although surprisingly it’s only $3.99 on Amazon as an add-on item right now. Original price says $35.99. Not sure how long it will stay with the $3.99 price tag so you might want to grab it cheap while you can.

If you’re not sure if you have a wine bottle opener, don’t have a portable one, want to give one in addition to gifting a bottle of wine, this is a nice one to get. Made well, works well, affordable. Bam! You got this Valentine’s day thing down!


I received a sample product in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Valentine Idea For Your Health Conscious Valentine

Valentine Guide 2015

Is your Valentine still going strong with their Valentine resolution. Working out, trying to increase their water intake, trying to avoid sugar laden drinks? I have an idea for you.  Libre Tea glasses.  Even if your love is not a tea drinker, just hear me out.  I promise it’s more than a tea glass.

I’m not a huge tea drinker. I do enjoy a glass of green tea or chai tea here an there but it’s not my go to drink. Want to know what my favorite use for Libre Tea glasses are? Water intake. Sure you could fill it up with water and go. Nothing wrong with that but if you like to add flavor to your water this is where this glass really comes in handy. Water infusion. Maybe they like to add fresh mint to your water. The strainer built into the lid is perfect for gulping down some cool refreshing mint water without getting mouthfuls of mint leaves.

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Perhaps they like to add some fresh kiwi and strawberry in your water but not super keen on eating the fruit when their done.  Hey it might be a texture thing I feel ya.  I’m that way. They can still get the fruit flavor infusion without having to eat mushy fruit while they’re drinking.

It is, of course, great for loose leaf or even bag tea.  Check out this video to see how to brew tea in the Libre Tea glass.

One of the other benefits of this glass is that it can hold hot or cold beverages. It has a glass interior with a durable poly exterior. They come in 3 different size: original 9 oz, Large 14 oz, and a 10 oz mug. They also have a selection for colors and designs to choose from.  This time around I chose the large Starbust Libre Tea Glass.

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I had just brewed some loose leaf citrus mint green tea so that’s what you see in my glass.  The cap and bottom is a pretty turquoise color.  With different shades of green, turquoise and brown starbursts around the glass.  I also own an original size classic glass.  I feel like the bigger one I use more for water intake and water infusion while the smaller one I generally use for my tea.  But tea lovers might like it the other way around.

You can find Libre Tea on the following social media sites:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LibreTea

Twitter: @LibreTea

Pinterest: pinterest.com/libretea

Instagram: instagram.com/libretea

Libre Tea has something else for you while you’re here. How about a giveaway?

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Winner will get to choose from one of the following options:
One of the Libre Classic collections: Large (420ml/14oz), Original (260ml/9oz) or Mug with handle (290ml/10oz)
Or one of the Libre Life collections: 14oz Lively Leaves, the 14oz Starburst, the 14oz Garden Pink, the 9oz Garden Pink, or the 14oz Black Brush

Giveaway is open to USA, Canada, Australia and UK (Classic Collection only for UK)

Valentine Libre Tea Glass Giveaway

I received a product sample for review purposes. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Valentine For The Kids Without The Sugar – I See Me

Valentine Guide 2015

I like to get my kids a little something for Valentine’s day.  I’m not a fan of getting them a lot of sugar.  I usually do end up getting them the little chocolate heart boxes that have like 5 pieces of candy in them. But they eat the candy and it’s done.  Now what if you give your child a gift that would remind them how much their loved whenever they feel like and maybe even encourage them to read.

ISeeMe.com offers personalized products like growth charts, stickers, coloring books, and more.  For Valentine’s day you can get them the personalized book “Who Loves Me!” Valentine Sticker Edition.

Valentine Who Loves Me book

I got this book to review for my son.  First of all, he loves getting little surprises in the mail. I’ll be honest, he wasn’t super excited when he saw a pink book at first but, when I started reading he had a huge smile and was waiting to see what else the book would say. His name, all his family that was close to him was mentioned in the book and he loved it.

The illustrations are beautiful.  It can be customized with a picture of your child and a dedication you choose in the front of the book.  In the closing, you can put your child’s name and birth date.

I read my son the book when we first got it in the mail.  When I asked him what bed time story he wanted a few days ago.  He picked this one.  You can still see the smile on his face when I read it.

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You can find Who Loves Me! Valentine Sticker Edition book on ISeeMe.com along with lots of other fun and personalized Valentine gifts that would make a good replacement for candy or other Valentine trinkets.

Deadline for Valentine delivery is February 2, 2016.

You can also find I See Me on the following social media sites:

Twitter: @ISeeMe_Books

Facebook: facebook.com/ISeeMeBooks

Pinterest: pinterest.com/iseemebooks

Instagram: instagram.com/iseeme_books

 

I received a sample for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.