Hot summer day + Fresh fruit smoothie = an epic level of awesomeness.
Or how about iced coffee?
Pineapple upside down cake!!!…
How about the fact that you can make all the above without a full sink. That’s a big win for me because I, like so many others before me, hate doing dishes. Better still there is one kitchen gadget that will let you make all the above and more. It’s the Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 and Ninja sent it over for a test drive.
If you’ve taken a walk around Walmart you’ve no doubt seen a Ninja product or two on the shelves. I’ve been a Ninja fan for some time now and was excited to have a space-saving kitchen gadget on hand. When I moved back home I donated the majority of my stuff – 98% of my kitchen stuff – since my grandmother’s house was already so limited on space.
The Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 is one kitchen gadget that does the work of many. That makes me warm and tingly inside and takes away the sting of parting with the kitchen gadgets I parted with. Inside the box you’ll find:
- 1 Compact interchangeable power pod
- 2 16 oz. Nutri Ninja® cups
- 2 Sip & Seal® to-go lids for personalized drinks & meals
- 1 40 oz. Processor Bowl
- 1 blade with Patented Ninja® blade technology
- 2 Dough Blade Attachments
The cups with Sip & Seal® to-go lids are probably my favorite thing about the Nutri Ninja. They are great for single serve smoothies and margaritas. I am especially fond of the built-in blades on the lids; that way I have less chance of losing them.
I have also made cakes, cookies, and bread using the processor bowl. I’m pretty thrilled with the results and ease. Not to mention the lack of multiple gadgets I need to use.
I’m extremely thrilled with the Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 and can happily recommend it for anyone looking for a little more room in the kitchen. It mixes, blends, and processes flawlessly. I wouldn’t exactly call the results silky, but I like some texture contrast.
I used the Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 to make this delicious pineapple upside down cake. I chopped the pineapple myself then whipped up the batter. It was so simple!
You can get your own Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 from the Ninja website. You can also connect with Ninja on social media:
Stepping out of the warm shower into a sub-arctic room can be shocking and sometimes even painful. That was my experience whenever I came out of my shower and into my bedroom. The temperature difference was almost painful! Okay, that may be slightly exaggerated but if you’ve been there you know what I mean. I’ve delayed getting out of the shower just so I didn’t have to go into a cold room. Then the Seabreeze Off the Wall Outlet Mountable Bed/Bathroom Heater (sent for editorial consideration) showed up.
Having a clunky heater in my bedroom wasn’t something I wanted to do, but I needed something to keep the temperature tolerable back there. I keep the heat as low as possible during the night to save on heating costs so the rooms get a bit nippy. The Seabreeze Off the Wall Outlet Mountable Bed/Bathroom Heater has completely changed that. It keeps my room incredibly comfortable without causing the electric bill to sky rocket. In fact, using this will help to save up to 33 1/3-percent electricity!
The heater uses energy saving SMART ThermaFlo technology, which automatically adjusts heat output and air flow to maintain room comfort. It mounts right over the wall outlet (with the included hardware) so it sits securely. There is even built-in nightlight functionality which makes it great for a hallway heater as well. The unit is small but it is great at heating an average size room.
I am thoroughly impressed with this heater. I simply turn it on 20 minutes before I go to bed and once I lay down I barely need my blanket. The heater is adjustable so you won’t be tossing and turning because you’re too hot/cold. That has helped me a lot in regards to the sleep and rest I have gotten. I’m waking up feeling more refreshed than ever!
If you are looking for an affordable solution to heating a specific room or rooms then you’ll definitely want to check out the Seabreeze Off the Wall Outlet Mountable Bed/Bathroom Heater. I’m loving it for heating my bathroom and bedroom which are connected and the lack of noise the heater itself emits!
Tired of the rather costly energy bills that come with this time of year? It can be so costly during these cold winter months, especially if you’re home isn’t properly insulated like mine. Worry no more, Dyson is here.
Introducing the Dyson Hot+Cool portable climate control (received for editorial consideration). All new technology from Dyson has given us an amazing device, the Hot+Cool. Using whirlwind jet technology coupled with jet focus technology it will evenly and quickly heat the room or even cool it.
The Hot+Cool has two different modes.
Personal mode allows the warm air to be pulled through a small hole inside the machine, over a shaped ramp and it is then redirected into a focus ramp which will produce a powerful focused stream of either warm or cool air.
Diffused mode pulls the air through a second hole and as the two jets meet they are guided to a airflow projector that create a wide stream of air that will cool or heat the whole room.
I know one thing that I have always worried about with portable heating devices is that so many of them have the heating elements exposed, making it a very dangerous fire hazard. The low surface temperatures throughout and no visible heating elements make this a safe unit to use. If it tips over, the machine has been engineered to automatically shut off.
They Dyson Hot + Cool is also very Energy efficiency. It costs approximately 30% less to heat a whole room than conventional fan heaters, and can lower energy bills by 20% if used with air conditioning thermostat. It maintains the temperature between 33 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit. When it hits the desired temperature the machine turns itself off, but if the thermostat senses a drop in temperature it turns back on.
The Remote Control can be used for turning the AM05 on and off, adjusting temperature, airflow rate, and controlling oscillation easily from across a room. The remote control is curved and magnetized to store neatly on top of the machine.
I must admit when I first saw the Dyson Hot+Cool I was doubtful as to whether or not it would heat my rather drafty apartment, its so small and unassuming! I was delighted to see within minutes of it being turned on that it was getting very warm in my living room. I even had to cut it off for a while because I was getting hot!
The range of motion on the Dyson allows it to distribute the warm/cool air evenly throughout the room, making it very comfortable in mere minutes. I normally use a propane fireplace to heat my house, but propane is so costly this time of year, and it’s dangerous. I’m always afraid when I start the fireplace that its going to blow up or something, so sometimes I would rather just sit bundled up in blankets so that I don’t have to take that risk.
Another thing that I love about the Dyson Hot+Cool is its visually pleasing appearance. Much more pleasing to the eye than most of its counterparts; most heaters are an eyesore that will get the job done but not look good doing it. The Dyson’s friendly appearance, I believe, comes from the beautiful blue of the inner ring. Not to mention its small sleek shape allows it to fit perfectly just about anywhere.
All in all it is a very powerful machine, allowing you to control the power output so that it is just a whisper or a powerful fan. It is doing wonders in my cold drafty apartment. Now I don’t have to worry about my fireplace blowing up in order to get it warm in here!!
You can get the Dyson Hot+Cool on the Dyson website for $399.99. If this price tag puts you off then because you’ll love to know you can save 100 dollars until the 31st of January. I believe that it would set the atmosphere for a warm and cozy romantic dinner for two at home this Valentines day. It will definitely take the chill out of V-Day for you and you loved one!
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Now that Tess is gone (she moved back home, sadface) there’s not as much wine drinking going on in the house. That’s not to say there isn’t other alcohol consumption happening or that the occasional cork being popped. Instead of having bottles scared in the fridge and countertops I can now store them in the NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler. I received the NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler for review so now I’m going to tell you more about it.
NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler Features
- The cooler is 19.00″ tall, 19.50″ wide, 14.00″ long, and it weighs 26 pounds
- It has three slide-out shelves that hold 12 bottles of wine
- It uses single zone, thermoelectric cooling which makes it silent
- There is an illuminating interior LED light (blue)
- Built-in digital temperature control
What I Like
Aside from the functionality, my favorite feature is the illuminating interior LED light. It’s a gorgeous blue color that bounces off the metal inside to create a wonderful effect. I love using it as a nightlight and making sure the light is on when I have company.
I also appreciate the size of the NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler. It’s big enough to hold an ample number of bottles (12) while still being able to sit on a counter top or table. I actually turned my island into a beverage bar because of this.
I’m absolutely loving the luxurious design of the NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler. It brings flair into any room and is a great conversation starter. Everyone who goes into my kitchen now comments on the wine cooler.
A huge bonus is that this is not specific to wine. Sure, it is a wine cooler but I have been putting other bottles inside and it works wonders. It really helps to have my alcohol at the perfect temperature without having to crowd the refrigerator.
What I Don’t Like
There is absolutely nothing I don’t like about the NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler. It’s quiet, it’s attractive and it’s affordable. It can hold most bottles that are up to 750ml and the bottom rack is removable for thicker bottles.
I think the fact that I cannot find anything negative to mention speaks for itself. I’m absolutely in love. I really like showing it off when people come over! I’m storing my liquors, wine and coffee creamer in the wine cooler and still have room to grow my collection. It really is a well rounded product since it’s not specific to holding wine bottles.
The fact that it is whisper quiet really puts a smile on my face. I also really like the digital display; it’s great for knowing exactly what temperature the beverages will be. Being able to easily set the temperature is a great bonus as well.
If you are looking for a beverage cooling solution then definitely check out the NewAir AW-121E Wine Cooler. The wine cooler is under $200 which is a great bargain in my opinion.
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Coffee is like oxygen for me. Without it I would simply die; well I’d be as good as dead. I love trying new blends, new creamers and most of all new brewers. The recent addition has been the Mr. Coffee Coffeemaker and Hot Shot Station. It’s a pretty awesome addition if I do say so myself. I received this for review but that doesn’t affect my opinion.
Not only does this coffeemaker brew up your cup of Joe, but it also gives you hot water. I love that this is the perfect morning beverage station. You have your coffee and hot water on demand for tea, oatmeal, or hot chocolate. So handy and each sections has its own water reservoir so it can really do 2 things at once!
The basket uses your typical flat bottomed filters. The carafe and reservoir hold up to 12 cups of liquid and the Hot Shot Station holds up to 16 fluid ounces, or 2 cups.
The Mr. Coffee coffeemaker is programmable with a button to delay brewing and to clean the machine. You can set the brew timer up to 24 hours in advance, which is super handy for those of us forgetful souls.
I love the concept of the Mr Coffee Coffeemaker + Hot Shot Station but there are a couple things that I’m not so crazy about. The first being the time it takes to brew a full pot; 15 minutes. It would be awesome if the Hot Shot Station was able to use some kind of K-Cup or reusable pod for a quick, single cup of coffee. The timer isn’t as important for those who only drink coffee in the morning. You can program it to brew while you’re still sleeping. It stays on for 2 hours.
That’s another thing I’m not so thrilled with. Most of my older coffeemakers stayed on for 4 hours. This one only stays on for 2. I could make half a pot and have no leftover coffee, but what if I want more?!
I can definitely recommend the Mr. Coffee Coffeemaker & Hot Shot Station. It’s something the entire family can get use from and the attractive design will lend a modern look to your kitchen, office or dorm room.
The Mr Coffee Coffeemaker + Hot Shot Station retails at around $66.00 from the Mr. Coffee website and mass retailers everywhere
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