Monday, December 31, 2012

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Tea (Single Serve Cups) Giveaway

Red Rose Tea has a long history of making great tea.  That should come as no surprise, considering they have had a lot of practice.  Founded in Canada during the late 1800's, Red Rose Tea has been an integral force in the making of quality tea for many a year, and they certainly have the practice down to a 'T' (only a little pun intended ;o) ).

We were recently sent the four new flavors from the Red Rose Tea line, in the single serve cups.  Let me say that Redco Foods, Inc. has no affiliation with Keurig, but it was in my Keurig that I used these cups.  What a refreshing change of pace to have these Simply Indulgent flavors on hand!

The flavors we tried are pictured below:





Each flavor of tea was rich with flavor (not just flavored water!), which is important when you're looking for a flavor burst, or a time out treat, and there was no aftertaste! Over the last week or so, each of the adults in our house  (my husband, me, and the second oldest who is home for the holidays) had a different favorite, but we all agreed that each flavor was really good.  We have also used them when hosting company (what a great hostess gift these would be!), and they were complimented then too.

Last week we got a whole lot of snow, and what goes better with cold weather than a nice hot beverage?  After grabbing a cup of Simply Indulgent naturally flavored tea, after playing outside for hours, we came to the conclusion that the answer is: Not much.  :)

You can find out more about Red Rose and the products they carry by visiting their website.  You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and/or YouTube.

One lucky winner is going to win one box of each of the flavors pictured above by entering on the Rafflecopter form below.  US entrants only.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer:  I was provided with a sample product to facilitate the review.  No other form of compensation took place.  All opinions are my own.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Aw Nuts...

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First it was nuts.

At the end of August I blogged about taking my SUV in for air conditioning repair only to find that it was not broken, instead it was full of nuts.  Apparently a chipmunk had been using that space for his winter stash.  One of the suggestions a reader offered at the time was an all-natural animal repellent.  I don't like to see any animal hurt or killed (the advice many people were giving me here was to set out traps), so that was right up my alley, and resulted in the chipmunk sightings disappearing, the a/c working just fine, and my mind being set at ease.  End of story.

Or so I thought.

Yesterday we headed out to meet my in-laws for dinner and see a movie.  On the way we stopped at a quick lube place, to get the oil changed in the vehicle.  You just sit in the car while they change the oil for you, and it's done and over in fifteen minutes or less.  Perfect because we were running a little short on time.

As soon as the two guys opened up the hood, we knew something was wrong:

"You gonna touch that?"

"Um, not me."  "What the heck is THAT?!?"

Hubby walked out to see what was going on.  A VERY LARGE, dense, chipmunk nest was nestled all around the parts in the engine.  The guys there got it out as best they could, but said I'd need to go to a car wash and vacuum out the rest.  Ugh.  I'm very, very grateful they took out the majority of the nest, I know they didn't have to do that...but trying to get the rest out on my own, which I will at some point today, is low on my list of things that I want to do.

So here I am again, hoping someone knows something I don't that will help me keep that chipmunk out of my car, away from house, running off to find his own little space in the great outdoors that has absolutely nothing to do with me or my things.

We live in the country, and we have a lot of trees on our property, including acorn trees in the front where my vehicle sits.  We do have a garage, but it's too tight of a squeeze for my vehicle so hubby uses it for his car in the winter months.

I have no idea why that chipmunk likes my car so much (I drive it almost every single day!), but I sure wish he'd move on.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Driving in a Winter Wonderland

Eh...

The day after Christmas I drove through blizzard-like conditions to pick up family at the airport.  The planes oftentimes don't come in on time, are delayed, diverted, and so on and so forth, but on the day they have to land in blizzard-type weather, they're flying and on time.  I'm not complaining about that, but go figure.


The drive to the airport from our home is about an hour and a half on a good day.  The night of the snowstorm, it took me close to four hours to get the airport (including the half an hour I pulled off of the road to wait for salt trucks).  Ice was pouring down, 18-wheelers were moving at 25 MPH on the highway, cars were in the ditches everywhere you looked.   Trust me, I was a praying driver that night.  Conditions were just downright scary.



Now we're about to need the roads again, for long distance travel.  We all want to hook up with my oldest son and his wife...see their new place, visit w/them before their new baby arrives in early Spring, have all the kids together during the holiday season... and so on and so forth.   Everyone's excited to go, and they're excited that we're coming.

I have the news running in the background and the meteorologist just said, "Another big storm is set to hit the East Coast this weekend."  -__-    Of course there is...  grrr.  We only have a small window of visit time (before school starts back up), so now we have some decisions to make too.  Of course safety will be first and foremost on the agenda, but if ever there was a trip I didn't want to cancel, this is the one.



Who knows what will happen.  We'll find out shortly.  I'm crossing my fingers and toes and hoping for a little lot of good luck.



Anyone else dealing w/the  winter weather advisories going around?