While Spring is my favorite season there are a few things I absolutely love about winter. Namely being able to curl up in a cozy blanket and watch a blazing fire. There just isn’t much that compares to that for me. Recently we received the amazing Kanata Home Cabin Throw for review. At first glance I was skeptical but then it was true love.
Grace opened up the package and as soon as I saw the throw I was worried. I thought for sure it was going to be one of those itchy, scratchy – OMG get it off of me throws. That is what it looked like and I got chills when I saw Grace rubbing it on her face. “What the heck is wrong with you?” may have spewed out of my mouth.
“Just touch it” she said – no pun here, I promise.
“I don’t wanna, it looks itchy and scratchy and I just don’t wanna!” I whined.
Eventually I gave in because, well, I can’t hold out that long with Grace. There was maybe 2 seconds between the first touch and my rubbing it on my face. I just couldn’t believe how soft the throw was. It is one of those things you never want to let go of – I seriously keep it near me at all times.
The Kanata Home Cabin Throw is made from 100% polyester and measures 60″ x 70″. It is an oversized blanket compared to the Kanata standard size of 50″ x 60″. It doesn’t require special laundering since it is machine washable which makes it a great and practical throw. The throw comes in three shades of plaid; red (what we received), blue, and gray.
There is no way I would ever party with my Cabin Throw which tells me it is the perfect gift. It is perfect for lazy Sundays on the couch or curling up and snuggling with your partner. It looks incredible so it makes a great focal point and the red is perfect for the holidays. The throw retails for $40 which is a great price for this amazing blanket. You can get yours (and some for others because, well it’s too awesome not to) from the Kanata Home website. You can also get your throw embroidered!
Be sure to also connect with Kanata Home on their social media channels
Call me crazy but I think ice cream is a year-round treat. It is especially awesome when you make it yourself and add your own special touch. I have been having so much fun with my new Cuisinart Automatic Soft Serve IceCream Maker from Hammacher Schlemmer. The ice cream maker was sent for inspiration and so many batches of soft serve have been made I have lost count.
I have been trying to find the perfect ice cream for winter and think I have done just that with this Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cream. There was a little trial and error to get it to the perfect state but alas, it is there. Here is the recipe:
The best thing about the Cuisinart Automatic Soft Serve IceCream Maker is the topping drop in option. You can easily add your favorite toppings to your ice cream from any or all of the three built-in condiment dispensers. Add nuts, M&M’s, candies, or anything else.
Since I am not big on directions I had a little trouble getting the perfect soft serve at first. I didn’t realize both the bowl and the ingredients needed to be chilled prior to making. Once I caught on to that though everything was easy and delicious.
Hammacher Schlemmer has so many great products that you can easily knock out your entire holiday shopping list. Heck, even when the holidays aren’t here you should still check them out. There is something for everyone for sure. If you happen to have $25,000 laying around I would love the Robotic Bartender as a gift 🙂
Of course not everything is in or over the quadruple digit price tag. There are plenty of things that are beyond affordable and they seem to only carry the best and most interesting products. I’m having so much fun looking around and you definitely will too. So head over and see how Hammacher Schlemmer can help you get your holiday shopping done.
Decorating a home is a rite of passage for renters and homeowners alike. Whether you have a strict theme to stick to or you’re looking for a way to let your eccentric side show the sky is the limit. I have lived here since March and I’m still trying to figure out what I want. If you haven’t noticed I don’t like sticking to one look too long, hence why the look of this blog changes so often. Change in any other context scares me so I guess I latch on to my home, and my blog, as ways to utilize change without the fear.
Decorating a home does not have to be an overwhelming experience. In fact you can do a few small things that can have a drastic impact. The main thing in my opinion is wall art. Carefully chosen and hung art pieces can truly bring a room to a whole new level.
It has always amazed me how much a piece of art on a wall can liven up a room. Between conversation starters and awe inspiring designs you can easily change the feeling of a room. For the longest time my walls have been completely bare. Not because I wanted them to be bare, but because I didn’t know what to put on them. Then the awesome folks over at Redbubble sent along some amazing art prints that opened the door to possibility.
Redbubble is a Print-on-Demand web store that works with incredibly talented artist to provide amazing quality products. They have a gigantic Wall Art selection which means no matter your preference there is something for you. The prices are incredible, maybe a little low, considering the high quality of the prints. I was definitely impressed by the two pieces I received. Picking up a few accent pieces is sure to bring your walls to life.
The only thing to keep in mind when ordering your prints is that you will need to decide how you want to display your new art. A classy frame, a creative mat, or some other form of display should be considered when you are choosing your prints. I’m still trying to decide what I want to do but I am leaning towards matting my pieces. Either way Redbubble is definitely the route to take when considering wall art.
Head over to the Redbubble website and check out everything they have to offer. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed in the results. You can also connect with Redbubble on their social media channels.
I’m always excited to find anything that’s out of the box original and functional. I am still super excited about the Charles Viancin Winterberry Silicone Lids I received for review. They are incredibly adorable and festive and serve a wonderful purpose. In fact, this is the perfect time of year to grab them up while they are in stock. With that in mind let me tell you what they are!
These are…. you guess it – silicone lids! They come from Charles Viancin, a noted French designer who specializes in nature inspired kitchen items. The Winterberry collection is festive and green – and I’m not just talking about the color! With these silicone lids you can ditch the plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Even better your potluck dishes are going to get a lot of attention.
I received several items from the Winterberry Collection and each one sports a festive design. They are the perfect festive addition to the holiday table. There are lids for bowls and dishes of all sizes. There are even wine stoppers which are beyond cool. My favorite part is the airtight seal which keeps the lids in place.
The fun and festive designs are great but the functionality is even better. Now I get to ditch the plastic wrap and aluminum foil and use something way more attractive. Tell me that isn’t a huge bonus in itself. They are definitely conversation starters and a good way to impress friends and family. The covers come in a variety of sizes and designs so all of your needs are covered.
No more risk of insects invading the casserole or glasses. How many stray flies have landed in your coffee cup? That can’t just happen to me. The lids are also microwave, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator safe. You can jazz up your home for the holidays and make cleanup a breeze – score!
Anyways, I’m loving the Charles Viancin Winterberry Silicone Lids. I think you should pick some up for yourself and for the entertainer in your life – what a great holiday gift! Check out the Charles Viancin website for even more great goodies and be sure to connect with them online.