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Reed's Beverages Review

Reed's  is a unique beverage company that makes drinks that are delicious and different.  They use very old fashioned, natural methods to create their beverages.
"Long before modern soft drinks existed, people brewed their own beverages. In the Caribbean, home brewed ginger beverages are a part of life. Reed’s brews six carbonated ginger combinations using only the finest ingredients. The six flavors are: Original Ginger, Extra Ginger, Premium Ginger, Raspberry Ginger, Cherry Ginger and Spiced Apple.
These award winning, top selling beverages are found internationally in gourmet and natural food stores. Reed’s passion for ginger comes from its incredible flavor and health giving properties."
One of Reed's most popular beverages is their Ginger Ale.  It is light, crisp and delicious.  It is perfect for making cocktails, or alone.
This is just one of seven flavors in Reed's unique line of Ginger Brews.
Check out the other great flavors, as well as a video about them…

Ozeri OW05A Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Aerating Pourer and Foil Cutter

The Ozeri Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener helps me open wine bottles with no effort.  It is rechargeable and each charge is good for up to 80 wine bottles.  This product is perfect for home or even for restaurants.  You can literally open a bottle of wine in seconds with the push of a button.




It has a nice comfortable feel when holding.  It has a rubberized grip.

The opener is so lightweight and has a really sleek design.  It is cordless so there are no wires in the way!  It sits in a very nice recharging base when not in use, which has an LED charging indicator. It comes with an aerator which is perfect for helping the wine to breathe and a foil cutter to effortlessly get the foil seal off your wine bottle.  I no longer have a need for a decanter.



This would make a beautiful gift for any wine lover or even a perfect hostess gift.  It is very reasonably priced.

It is easy to transport so you can take it with you on an outing.


The Ozeri Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener is ava…

Spring Cleaning Time! Tips and Ideas!

Its Spring cleaning time!  Out with the old and in with the new.


I like to use Spring cleaning as a time to declutter my home.  I go through all of my cabinets and closets and get rid of anything that I haven't used, is outdated, broken and recycle it.

I like making 3 piles when I go through my items.


                                                                              (photo source: moveline.com)


Keep Yard Sale/Donate Toss

I always have a huge Spring yard sale.  I take everything that I have collected during my Spring cleaning and sell it in my sale.  I keep my prices low so I can get rid of as much as possible.  I am usually successful that way.

Anything that doesn't sell gets boxed up and taken straight to Goodwill immediately after my sale.  Nothing comes back into the house.



(photo source: angelssteammasters)


I found some great tips around the net on helping you get your home in tip top shape for Spring.

House Beautiful  (Spring Cleaning Tips)

Woman's Day  …

Making Time For Family

It seems as my son has gotten older it has become harder for us to make family time. I think back to the days when we would take weekend getaways, family trips and even day trips to local attractions.  I have so many good memories of those days and miss them as well.


Even when my son was in high school and playing sports, my husband and I looked forward to attending all of his games and supporting him.  We enjoyed traveling to new places to watch him play.


 Being a Junior in college, my son's days are consumed with classes and homework.  Just today he will be going on his first interview for his first summer internship. Last night he woke me up at 2 am to help him rehearse some questions that may be asked of him during his interview.  I was exhausted but not too exhausted to be there to listen.   This is such an important time in his life and my husband and I want to be there to support him every step of the way.


I have learned as I have gotten older that Family Time doesn't …

Spring Ahead Sunday!

Here is your reminder to Spring Ahead on Sunday !
Let's hope we are done with snow for the year.
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Homemade Egg Dye and Natural Egg Dye Recipes via Food.com

Ever wonder if you can make your own egg dye?  Well, you can and its super easy to do.




Directions For each dye bath combine 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 tsp vinegar and 10 drops of food coloring in a bowl. ...Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye bath for 3-5 minutes, extend time for richer color. ...Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove eggs and place on wax paper to dry, blot any excess with a paper towel.



Check out this and more Egg Dye recipes by visiting Food.com

Onion and Herb dyed eggs 

Natural Food Dyes for eggs


Egg Dye Color Recipes using Natural Ingredients



All Natural  Dyes
White Vinegar
Pink Dye
beet cranberries or juice raspberries red grape juice pickled beet juice
Red Dye
red onion, skins (boiled)
Orange Dye
yellow onion skins (boiled)
Brown Dye
strong coffee instant coffee black walnut shells (boiled)
Yellow Dye
orange peel (boiled) lemon peel (boiled) carrot tops (boiled) ground cumin (boiled) ground tumeric (boiled)
Blue Dye
red cabbage (boiled) blueberries (crushed and boiled)