3/3/17

Fagor LUX Electric Multi-Cooker #review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I have been testing out the beautiful new Fagor LUX Electric Multi-Cooker and I am incredibly impressed with all it can do! It's a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, and a yogurt maker. It's a single small appliance that can replace four others, which means I gained back lots of room in my kitchen. Plus, it comes in beautiful colors like Champagne and Copper. It's available in 4-quart, 6-quart, or 8-quart size.
The Fagor LUX Multi-Cooker uses easy push button operation. I can slow cook on high or low, pressure cook on high or low, saute right in the cooker, plus simmer, steam, or brown foods. I can use the rice cooker buttons to make white rice, brown rice, or risotto. The yogurt maker allows me to safely pasteurize milk and incubate yogurt.
I was most surprised at the light weight of the removable cooking pot. It is PFOA and PTFE free, made of ceramic, and it's super easy to clean. There are even measuring marks on the inside of the cooking pot. The removable cooking pot is dishwasher safe, but I prefer to wash by hand, and I found it cleaned up quickly and easily.
The LUX Multi-Cooker panel includes Plus and Minus buttons for control of cooking time, and there is even a Time Delay function for up to six hours. The lid is self-locking and will not open while there is pressure inside the cooker for safety. It also has an automatic pressure release setting. Plus the LUX Multi-Cooker automatically switches to keep warm once the cooking time is complete for up to 12 hours.
The Fagor LUX Multi-Cooker comes with a user's manual and a small recipe booklet, plus a link to download an e-recipe book with nearly 100 recipes. I've tried all the functions of the LUX Multi-Cooker and it is easily the most versatile small appliance I've ever owned.
I'm serving up delicious meals like never before. Check out my mouth-watering teriyaki chicken and my savory beef and mushrooms in the photos below. Absolutely everything I've made in it has tasted incredible. I give the LUX Multi-Cooker five stars!
The LUX Multi-Cooker was even selected as "Best of the Test" by Good Housekeeping magazine. It was named best in its category by the illustrious publication after being put through rigorous testing alongside several competitor units.
to learn more about the fabulous LUX Electric Multi-Cooker.

3/2/17

Cozy Cocoon - Simple, Fast, Adorable Baby Swaddles #review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Having grandchildren in my life means I get to experience all the wonderful new baby products, fashions, and gadgets that have been invented since my own kids were babies. The Cozy Cocoon is a revolutionary new approach to swaddling your baby with its unique slip-on design, plus they come in absolutely adorable designs!
I remember being a brand new mom, trying to wrap up my tiny daughter in a receiving blanket. She wiggled while I wrapped her, didn't like her movements being restricted, and ultimately unwrapped herself. The Cozy Cocoon is so different - it slips on easily, just like a sock, and the soft, stretchy premium fabric will move when baby wants to move, with no unwrapping!
The Cozy Cocoon I received is called the Blue Stripe Billy and the little hat that comes with it is simply precious. The Cozy Cocoon has no uncomfortable zippers, no snaps, no straps, and no tags. All the stitching is soft and flat so baby is comfortable rather than irritated. I love stripes on little boys!
Changing a baby's diaper while wearing the Cozy Cocoon is a breeze! With regular swaddles parents have to unwrap the baby, but Cozy Cocoon features quick and easy Flip-Down Diaper Access so baby can stay calm, warm, and snuggly. It's an ingenious design with no snaps!
I am so impressed with Cozy Cocoon! I wish I had a dozen of these amazing baby swaddles when mine were young. I know my newborn grandchildren will love these, and so will their parents. Cozy Cocoon is a fabulous gift idea for new and expecting parents!
Check out all the great designs for boys and girls at 

3/1/17

Giveaway! Easter Gift Basket


If you didn't win my last basket giveaway, don't worry.  I have another giveaway starting today!

My friend Michele from Baskets-n-Beyond has a beautiful assortment of Easter baskets available on her website and I would like to give one of my Facebook followers a chance to win a basket valued up to $50.


Be sure to check out Baskets-n-Beyond for all of your basket and gift needs!


If you don't celebrate Easter,  no problem! You can choose any basket up to $50 if you are chosen as the winner.

2/28/17

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (March 1-7)


Welcome to this week's edition of
Wednesday Wealth!
Link up your giveaways below
and enter to win some great prizes!


Check out some of my RECIPES while you're here!

2/27/17

CiPU Medium Backpack Diaper Bag in Denim #review #cipu_us #cipu_style

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Here's a diaper bag that both mom and dad will be delighted to carry around! The denim print is fashionable enough for mom yet professional enough for dad. It's roomy enough to carry all the things babies and toddlers need on the go, and lightweight enough that even toddlers and preschoolers can use it to carry their own items to nursery school. The CiPU (shee-pu) backpack diaper bag is awesome!
It even arrived in this bright pink reusable tote. The CiPU medium backpack diaper bag comes in denim print, black and grey camo, or black with multicolored stars. It's incredibly lightweight with padding in all the right places, and the material is waterproof. There are lots of pockets for everything parents and kids need to carry. Organization is so important when you have little ones!
The shoulder straps are padded and adjustable so it's comfortable for moms, dads, and young children. Using a backpack means both hands are free to carry baby, chase a toddler, or push a preschooler in a swing. The bright pink material inside gives the CiPU backpack diaper bag an extra pop of fun color. It's super roomy inside too, with open pockets and zipper pockets.
On the sides of the backpack diaper bag, there are insulated bottle pockets, which work for either baby's milk or parent's water bottles. Inside my CiPU backpack diaper bag, I found an extra strap and a small clutch bag that matches the backpack. The strap is designed to be a chest strap if parents want the extra security of a clasp across the chest.
The little clutch bag is perfect for mom to carry a smart phone, money, credit cards, and lipstick. I discovered the chest strap can be used as a tether for a couple of baby toys - just loop a strap through the rattle or teether and it's much easier to keep track of them when they're on a strap. This backpack diaper bag is a medium, but also comes in a large which includes a changing pad as well.
I can hardly believe how many pockets are in the CiPU backpack diaper bag! There are also two secret pockets in back that are perfect for valuables like a tablet, a wallet, passport and more. No one will even know you have anything in those pockets because they rest against your back while you're wearing it.
There is even a pocket along the bottom of the backpack! The CiPU backpack diaper bag is incredibly versatile and very fashionable. It also has SGS Certification and EU RoHS Certification, which guarantees that the bag is compliant with national and international regulations and standards, meaning no hazardous substances and the highest production quality.
The CiPU backpack diaper bag is perfect for day trips, for dad, for mom, and for kids of all ages. No one will even know it's a diaper bag! Honestly, I can see using it instead of a handbag for airplane carry-on, on day trips to festivals and amusement parks, and even for bike-riding. Who says you need to have a baby to use this great bag???
It's the perfect bag for me to take along when I visit my grandchildren. I can fill it with little gifts and candies for them, and then fill it with their diapers, wipes, bottles, toys, books, burp pads, and more when we go to the park or store. I am very impressed with the CiPU backpack diaper bag and give it my highest recommendation!
Shop for the CiPU Medium Backpack Diaper Bag in Denim (or other colors) at Amazon. You can also visit their website at: http://cipu.us/ to see their entire line of diaper bags, tote bags, and more. Follow their social media accounts too! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIPUusa/, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cipu_us/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiPUUS, and Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cipu0232/. If you need to contact their support email, you can do so here: cipu.us@gmail.com.
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