DRY Sparkling

Culinary-inspired sparkling sodas

DRY means less-sweet and flavor-forward. DRY Sparkling sodas have beautifully balanced flavor, but contain just four ingredients and about half the sugar of traditional sodas.


DRY Sparkling has to be the best soda I have ever had. It’s true to the name DRY and the flavors are just as stated. The bottles are pretty and the label backgrounds are beautiful. These aren’t your average soda, DRY Sparkling is like drinking a high end beverage packed full of flavors but with only four ingredients, one being cane sugar.

I received the six above DRY Sparkling sodas for review. My boyfriend Brock and I split them all minus Vanilla, I am not a fan of anything vanilla. I did taste it and thought it was good, but still didn’t choose to drink anymore then a taste. All were excellent, crisp and tasted just like the names… Vanilla, Fuji Apple, Cucumber, Watermelon, Blood Orange & Lavender -

both our favorite. Since trying we now purchase Cucumber at our local store, it’s the only flavor they carry and to us the most refreshing of them all, perfect for a warm day, or paired with curry dishes.

Perfect lightly sweet perfect for sipping, mixing into a cocktail or adding as the beverage to your favorite meal.


DRY Sparkling comes in 8 different flavors, 6 of those in bottles ( 2 bottles & cans), 2 in cans only. I know odd, lol not sure why they did this, but the bottles to me are the best. I love a nice soda in a glass bottle. I have never been a fan of drinking something from a can.

Those 8 flavors are below:


fuji apple

An apple a day keeps the boring away.

Full | Elegant | Crisp



Rosemary’s more beautiful, refined sister.

Floral | Balanced | Delicate


blood orange

Blood oranges are sweet, yet strong. Just like a good yoga teacher.

Tangy | Bright | Fruity



All the fun of watermelon, minus the seeds.

Cool | Refreshing | Juicy



Cream soda’s cooler cousin.

Smooth | Earthy | Aromatic



Cucumbers are nature’s spritzer.

Crisp | Fresh | Cool


rainier cherry

A good cherry tops everything.

Luscious | Ripe | Smooth



Bold and a bit spicy, like a good ginger should be.

Bold | Spicy | Full


DRY Sparkling sodas - lightly sweet, culinary-inspired sodas that are great for sipping solo, mixing up a seasonal cocktail or pairing with a holiday meal. 

Infatuation A Novel of Questionable Taste by Jonathan Harries

“I set out to write a book that someone with a two or three-hour flight ahead of them could read and enjoy,” says Harries. “It doesn’t get into politics, it doesn’t expose the dark side of society. It requires very little thinking and, of course, a sense of humor.”


I don’t usually do book reviews. Since I only seem to read books that i’ve downloaded on my phone. But it was nice for a change to actually read a normal book~ with pages. Infatuation was both funny, fun to read. The book caught my attention from the first page and had me continuing reading until I was finished. It was hard to put down, I wanted to see what happened and get to the end, the constant laughing didn’t help and i’m sure my boyfriend thought I was odd, laughing out loud with a book in my hand. Great must read. Perfect weekend book, yes you can read this in a weekend, you will not want to set it down.


A belly dancer with a stolen book believed to be the Kama Sutra on steroids is determined to outwit the Italian mob's most deadly hitman, the dwarf, Nano Mortale in a new madcap adventure from Jonathan Harries, author of Killing Harry Bones. 

When Fanny Packer, a voluptuous belly dancer steals a mysterious codex, rumored to make the Kama Sutra look like a children's story book, from a mob family in Rome, total chaos ensues. Fortunately for Fanny, her secret admirer, Charley Brooks, will do anything to protect her from the mob's deadliest hitman, the hirsute dwarf, Nano Mortale. With the help of a dominatrix and traveling on an old bookmobile converted into a brothel organized by the Dewey Decimal System, Fanny and Charley make a desperate run from Los Angeles to Worland, Wyoming, where they hope to unlock the codex one position at a time.

Paperback for $14.95 and Kindle for for $3.99


About the Author

After a career that took him to over 90 countries and left him with the worst insomnia imaginable, Jonathan Harries retired last year as Chairman of FCB, one of the world's largest advertising agencies.

His passion for saving Africa's wildlife and his disdain for big game hunters was the subject of his first novel Killing Harry Bones, published in 2017.

Now, his second book, Infatuation - a Novel of Questionable Taste, will be available from July 6.
It’s once again features an eccentric group of characters, from a belly dancer named Fanny Packer with a stolen copy of a mysterious version of the Kama Sutra on steroids, a dwarf assassin sent to both retrieve the book and dispatch her, and her secret admirer who will do anything in the world to help Fanny.
Jonathan is passionate about saving wildlife and the humane treatment of all animals. Proceeds from Killing Harry Bones went to Mercy for Animals and other animal charities.

He lives in New York with his wife who loves going on safari as much as he does.


Mason Jar Lifestyle Review & Giveaway

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If you're Living the Mason Jar Lifestyle this is the site for you!!! 
                                     Everything you need and want Mason Jar related.                                              I was thrilled to come across Mason Jar Lifestyle when searching for Silicone Sleeves.    We only drink out of Mason Jars but sometimes they get so cold/hot depending on what we're drinking. Not only is this site full of must-haves, they also have excellent customer service. 

Read below to find out more about Mason Jar Lifestyles, the products I got to review & the giveaways the allowed me to host. 


Shop for Food & Beverage items, For The Home, Gift Sets, Other Accessories & Mason Jar Novelties. Everything to make your lifestyle filled with Mason Jars

A perfect way to go plastic free. You can use mason jars for just about everything. From drinking, holding items like toothbrush, combs, q-tips, cotton balls (almost all bathrooms items) to potted plants, storing food in the pantry or even the fridge. I have tons of mason jars like I said about we drink out of them every day, but we also use them for food storage, fermenting foods, canning, plants and so much more.  

Silicone Sleeve for Quart Mason Jars

These silicone sleeves are the best. Not only do they help you get a grip on these sometimes slippery jars - especially once they get moisture on the outside, they also help your hands not freeze or burn up. The colors are super cute, bright blue, charcoal gray, lemon yellow, light coral (pictured) and mint green (pictured)

Made of 100% silicone rubber, these sleeves are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe! Silicone is a safe, green, non-plastic (BPA free) material for food use that does not leach any chemicals.

These silicone sleeves for quart (32oz) jars add grip and padding, and they also insulate. These fit both regular and wide mouth jars. We have tested current production Ball and Kerr jars, but they may not fit all vintage jars.

Whether you call it a Koozie, a Kozie, a Coozy, a Cozy, or just an insulating sleeve, it's perfect for protecting your glass jar from breakage and your hand from cold or heat.

The Mason Jar Sleeves come in all different sizes to meet you jar needs. Check out the other sizes under SHOP NOW - FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE - SLEEVES/KOOZIE


Cold Brew Coffee and Tea Maker Stainless Steel Filter With Lid for Mason Jars

I only drink cold brew coffee and only make it at home. I am not a huge coffee drinker but like the one glass of caffeine in the morning. This Cold Brew Coffee Filter is the perfect way for me to make the best tasting cold brew in my fridge. Not only saving me tons of money (from buying it at a local/chain coffee shop) but it allows me to make the flavors and strength I like. The filter fits perfectly in my jar and the lid screws on nice and tight, so I don't have to worry about spills. I fill the filter with the desired amount of ground coffee, add cold water, swish around and screw on the lid. I then set it in my fridge overnight and when I wake up I have fresh cold brew coffee waiting for me. Since I use a larger mason jar I am able to get enough iced coffee for a week. Excellent, easy to use filter. Perfect for loose leaf tea too. 

The Cold Brew Coffee and Tea Maker Stainless Steel Filter With Lid for Mason Jars comes in three sizes: to fit a wide mouth pint (16oz) jar, pint & half (24oz) or quart (32oz) jar, or a half gallon (64oz) jar.

This is a very fine mesh stainless steel filter that fits a wide mouth (3″ internal diameter) Mason jar. Comes with 2 silicone seals and a wide mouth stainless steel lid to make everything leakproof and dishwasher safe.

Use it to make cold brew coffee or iced coffee concentrate, hot or iced teanut milk, infused water or alcohol, or to filter or strain any liquid – all right in the jar! 

Check out this cool company and order yourself some neat Mason Jar items. 

Enter below... I will pick 2 winners one to receive 2 silicon sleeves and the other will get a iced coffee/tea filter. Good Luck Everyone!

Mohawk Valley Trading Company Review

Nothing makes me happier then waking up from a good night's sleep to the smell of buckwheat waffles cooking. 
If you've never had them before buckwheat pancakes or waffles with maple syrup are the best, they remind me of my childhood when my step Mom used to have
warm buckwheat pancakes or waffles made on the weekends. 
The taste is amazing compared to a "normal" pancake/waffle.
I think the buckwheat improves the flavor. ... They are good, lighter and airy in taste than traditional pancakes.
The mix from Mohawk Valley Trading Co is all Natural and super easy to use. Just add water, eggs and oil. 
Pair them with Maple Syrup and you have the best breakfast ever.
I never really liked Maple Syrup Mohawk Valley Trading Co's, it's a

100% Pure Maple Syrup, Grade A, Dark Color, Robust Taste
Just Delicious, not only good on pancakes and waffles but excellent added into recipes. 
Another yummy topper for these pancakes and waffles is Maple Sugar it's powered. 

Maple syrup is made from boiled tree sap, and maple sugar is made from the controlled crystallization of maple syrup. Heating and mechanical straining are the only forms of processing it goes though. It contains more trace minerals (including manganese, zinc and copper) and antioxidants than cane sugar.
Also honey is a great pancake/waffle topper. 
I prefer it sometimes more than syrup. 
Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Unprocessed
Raw Goldenrod Honey is so sweet and perfect on breakfast items, in tea or alone from a spoon. 
I should of mentioned that breakfast is even better after getting a good night's sleep on a buckwheat hull pillow. I had never heard of these pillows until I was asked to review one.. Now I can't live without it. Not only does it keep you cooler at night but it forms to your head helping you sleep more comfortable and wake rested. No matter how you sleep, side, stomach or back this pillow will improve your sleep and make your days better. 

 Buckwheat hulls are hypoallergenic and if kept dry will not provide a suitable habitat for mold or insects.
They can be purchased in King, Queen, Twin/Standard and Small Size Hull Pillow.

Another great "bee" related product is Mohawk Valley Trading Co.'s Beeswax candles. Beeswax is literally created by honeybees from honey which is made from flower nectar. High quality beeswax candles are made from the melted and filtered caps that seal the honeycomb and the honeycomb itself.
Beeswax is one of the oldest sources of artificial light and today is still the most natural candle material.
100% Pure Beeswax Celebration Tapers are perfect for birthday parties. Not only do they smell great they look great on top any cake or cupcakes. 
All these items can be purchased on Amazon 

Welch's Superfruit Mix ~ Perfect Back to School Lunch Box Snack

Welch's Fruit Snacks come in 10 great varieties but my favorite is the
Pomegranate-Passion Fruit, Star Fruit-Kiwi, Dragon Fruit-Blackberry,
Açai-Blueberry and Goji–Apricot


Superfruit Mix
is made with fruit as the
 ingredient also they are

With buzzy flavors in every delectably chewy bite, Superfruit Mix will be your new go-to for summer snacking or back to school packing.

If you pack your kids lunch or want to just give them a yummy good for them snack pack a bag of Welch's Fruit Snacks in their backpack or lunchbox.
Also perfect for after school sports. 

  • Made with REAL Fruit
  • Fruit is Our First Ingredient
  • Gluten-Free
  • Colors from Natural Sources
  • Fat-Free              
  • No Preservatives
  • 10ct Box $2.99         

SmartyKat Cat Toys & Scratcher Review

If you have cat's SmartyKat products are a must. 
We have two cats and our home is full of SmartyKat products that they love. 
The toys though get played with by the dogs more then the cats.
I think they like the plastic crunchy sounds the below toy makes =)

SmartyKat Kicked Critter Kicker Plush Cat Toy

This toy is great for cats and in my opinion and my dogs.. for dogs too. 
It has the perfect crinkle sound and faux fur. 
SmartyKat kicked Critter kicker is an irresistible Jumbo crinkle toy to wrestle, hug & kick. This extra long plush attracts cats to play and when playtime is over, kitties love to cuddle up and nest with their kicked Critter.
  • Satisfies cats' hunting instinct
  • Faux fur entices your cat to play
  • Catnip & crinkle sounds to attract your cat
  • Eco-friendly: fiberfill made from recycled Plastic
  • Extra long: 15.25" long

SmartyKat Post Cat Scratchers

Perfect way to keep your cats from scratching furniture and carpet. 
My cats have three of these, one upstairs, one out on the back porch and one in the living room. 
They use them for all their scratching needs. One of the cats even sleeps at the base. 
They like the ribbons on top and the included toys that attach to the carpet area. 
  • Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats scratch to fulfill a variety of physical and instinctual needs and because it feels good
  • Attached catnip toys and ribbons
  • SmartyKat Scratchers offer various combinations of scratch surfaces to please any cat and redirect natural scratching behavior away from furnishings
  • Allows for vertical scratching
  • 35.5" extra tall post with stable base
Great pet products from a great company. 

Hear Doggy.... goDog..... by WorldWise Dog Toy Review

WorldWise has these wonderful brands Hear Doggy & goDog that sell some awesome and fun dog toys. As you can see below my dogs have a whole ton of these great toys and play with them daily. 


Hear Doggy toys are great for play during quiet time. While we watch a movie or when I just don't want to hear that loud squeaker of normal dog toys I encourage my dogs to play with their Hear Doggy toys. We have three dogs so sometimes play time to get overwhelming with all the squeaking going on. 

Any pet lover knows that dogs love the feel and sound of “squeaky” toys, but enduring the high-pitched repetition in the wee hours of the night can drive  any pet-parent crazy!  
 Ultrasonic HEAR DOGGY!® toys are made with a squeaker ONLY your dog can hear!
Hear Doggy! plush toys give your pet the same sensation and enjoyment of
traditional squeaky toys without the irritating noise!
The science behind Hear Doggy!:
Dogs can hear sounds at a higher frequency (0 to 45 KHz) than humans (0 to 20 KHz).  Tuned to an ultrasonic range in the 24-28 KHz frequency, each Hear Doggy! squeaker is out of human hearing range,
but still fun for your four-legged friend.

These toys come in two sizes, small and large, my small dogs (all under 20lbs) prefer the larger ones. 
They are also super tough, other dog toys have been torn to shreds in our home, not Hear Doggy,
not a single rip or tear anywhere. 

CLICK HERE to find a store near you or use one of the stores below to order online...


goDog toys are tough toys with chew guard technology. These too have never been chewed up by our dogs unlike regular dog toys that they shred on day one. 
go dog has a wide variety of animals/characters to choose from. Your dogs will have endless amount of fun with these toys. 
The squeakers aren't that loud, just the perfect amount of
non irritating noise level. 

goDog™ is a fun lovin' brand from Quaker Pet Group featuring toys for dogs of all breeds and sizes. A wide array of goDog toys are available with tough Chew Guard Technology™. Chew Guard offers added durability to help toys stand up to tough chewers. goDog toys are bright and colorful! Check out all of the fun families of toys above.

Keto Krate Review & Giveaway



Keto friendly snacks to your door, monthly.
Keto Krate
is a great way to introduce
keto friendly snack into your life. 
All full size snacks along with $20 + in coupons. 




I had never tried the above items so it was nice trying something new. All 3 above products are now something I will buy, thanks to Keto Krate. The Real Bread I enjoyed a ton, it was nice having a bun on my burger for a change. 



The above snacks are all great on the go treats. Just throw one in your bag and eat when hungry. 




Out of all the Keto Krate snacks the Apple Cider Vinegar drink mixes were my favorite. I love anything with apple cider vinegar in it. 
Already ordered more. 
The Fat Snax Chocolate Chip Cookie was also EXCELLENT, best low carb cookie out there in my opinion. 


When you subscribe to Keto Krate you will receive:
8+ Keto snacks delivered every month
$20+ in coupon savings in each Krate
No contracts, cancel anytime
100% money back guarantee


I'm a huge Keto Krate fan. 
I look forward to the yellow box sitting on my front porch once a month. 
All the snacks are high quality, low carb and delicious. 
It's something new every month and usually something I have never heard of or tried. 
Since you receive discount coupons you can order the products you 

like online at a discounted rate. 
Give Keto Krate a try by clicking here.... You have nothing to lose, there's no contracts, 

cancel at anytime. 

Crispy Green The #1 Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks

Crispy Green sells the worlds BEST freeze dried fruit snacks. I could eat all 6 of these bags in one day.... I love them. To me it's almost better than eating a fresh piece of fruit. I tried them all minus the pineapple, since i'm allergic. The tangerines are my favorite. The taste and texture is amazing. If you leave them in your mouth for a second they pretty much turn back into original form. Best freeze dried snack ever.
Perfect for on the go, hiking, car trips or every day eating. 

Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit comes in the above flavors

My favorite Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit

CLICK HERE to find a store near you that sells these wonderful crispy fruit pieces....

Or Order ONLINE from Amazon HERE