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10 Kitchen items on amazon i can’t live without

KitchenAid KSM75WH Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, White

KitchenAid is the leader in kitchen appliances, so of course, this classic mixer is going to be at the top of the list. It’s my favorite for kneading dough, and even though I’m not a baker, my 11 year old daughter is starting to learn. This mixer makes it easier for her to get batters and cookie dough mixed well. The best part of this mixer is all of the attachments that work with it, turning it into a versatile machine that will help you get any task in the kitchen done. The Classic version is perfect for any beginner who is looking for a cheaper alternative to the newer versions.

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper – Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer – Onion Chopper with Container 

This handy little chopper has saved me on countless occasions! I hate dicing veggies and to be completely honest, I think my dicing skills aren’t that great. This chopper allows me to dice veggies super fast and doesn’t require a lot of effort. A LARGE Shepherd’s Salad can be chopped up in minutes!

Vremi 8 Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

Cookware was never exciting to me until I became a mom. Must be a sign of getting older! This amazing set is SO versatile, and makes my life super easy. I cook a lot of curries and these pieces NEVER stain or stick! Everything slips around as if you have butter or oil in the pan, but you really don’t need it. I love that it’s easy to clean, but the food cooks evenly and really well. The angled frying pan skillet allows you to flip eggs with ease.

Gourmia Digital Stainless Steel 6 Qt/5.7L Digital Air Fryer With AeroCrispTM Technology for up to 80% less fat.includes Non-Stick Basket, Multi-Purpose Rack & 4 Skewers

The Gourmia 6 Qt. air fryer is a new favorite of mine. I never thought I needed an air fryer, since my family has cut back significantly on fried food. This air fryer has allowed us to enjoy things like fried wings without all of the oil. We also use it to heat up frozen pizza (tastes as fresh as the day we bought it!) and snacks like chickpeas and homemade potato chips.

Brita Extra Large 18 Cup Filtered Water Dispenser with 1 Standard Filter, BPA Free – UltraMax, Black

This Brita filter is my favorite because it’s black and looks super sleek. I love clean and fresh tasting water (who doesn’t?!) and in the summer, we go through cold water like, well, water. Fill this up, pop it in the fridge, and fill up your reusable water bottles any time you please. Plus, you’re helping reduce the use of single use plastic water bottles!

CORELLE Livingware 2-quart Serving Bowl Winter Frost White (3)

I love serving curries, rice, soup and more in these beautiful serving bowls. They look elegant and because there’s a pack of 3, you can serve multiple items at once and make your table settings look cohesive.

Vremi Countertop Ice Maker

I’m not lucky enough to have a built in ice maker in my fridge. But, this countertop ice maker is the next best thing! We go through so much ice over the summer, it’s always on hand with this awesome machine! It’s a great compliment to my perfect iced coffee recipe.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer

Speaking of iced coffee, this little mini powerhouse gets me going every morning. It works with the k-cup of your choice. I love that it’s small and fits in a small corner, without taking up precious counter space. It’s also an amazing gift for anyone who is a coffee or tea lover! (These Chai Latte k-cups are a staple in my home!)

BLACK+DECKER 8-Cup Food Processor

This food processor is a great basic every home cook needs in their kitchen. Great for chopping, slicing or shredding, I use it for all three! It’s also great for shredding cheese! The 8 cup bowl makes it easy to transfer ingredients into a pan or another bowl.

Staub Coq au Vin Cocotte, Grenadine, 4.25 qt. – Grenadine

The Staub Coq au Vin Cocotte is the priciest item on my list, but it’s so heavy, durable and easy to clean, that I’m planning on passing it down to my daughters! You can make ANYTHING in this bad boy and it will taste amazing. From chicken curry to roast, this cocotte is perfect for slow cooking food for a deeper and richer flavor.

Get Cash and Gift Cards Just for Shopping

If you’re anything like me, you go grocery shopping and end up with a million receipts in your purse. Once a week, I empty out my purse and take out receipts, loose change and an occasional dollar bill. You might think to throw out the receipts, but that would be just like throwing out the money you found! Every week, I use my receipts to make money and earn gift cards. All I need is my phone, a clear table and good lighting.

Not only do I make cash back from my receipts, but I also get cash back without thinking about it, because I have my cards linked to some great apps!

The following apps allow you to take pictures of your receipts, link your debit/credit card and earn some money. No, it’s not a second job, but I love saving up for the holidays. Every cent counts.

CoinOut – As seen on Shark Tank, this app pays you for your receipts. No matter where they are from! You’ll earn a few cents for each receipt, and can cash out once a week (no minimum required!) You can cash out for an Amazon gift card, your bank or a charity of your choice! Plus, you can earn $0.50 per referral!

Ibotta – This classic app allows you to earn cash on everyday purchases. “Before you shop, add offers on great products by completing simple tasks.Buy the products you selected at any participating store. Don’t forget your receipt! Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. We’ll match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash! Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.” You can only cash out once you reach $20, but if you complete bonuses as well, you can reach this goal pretty quickly. You can also receive $5 per referral. You can cash out for various gift cards or to your PayPal account.

Fetch Rewards – (Use code H9JUV to get 2000 bonus points!) Fetch Rewards is an app that turns your grocery receipts into rewards. Save on over 180 brands EVERY time they’re on your receipt, with over $10 in bonus points available, and rotating exclusive special offers. And all you do is scan your grocery receipt! You can request payout for hundreds of gift cards, including Amazon!

Receipt Pal – The Receipt Pal app is one of my favorites as well! I take pictures of my receipts and earn 100 points for every 4 receipts. You can redeem for Amazon gift cards as low as $1!

Shopkick – Get “kicks” for scanning select products, buying those select products or just walking into a store! You can also link your card to earn kicks for making purchases at select retailers.  Earn kicks to redeem for gift cards and rewards. (P.S. If you go to the discover tab, you’ll find videos you can watch for bonus kicks!)

Dosh – Dosh is a great app that lets you link your debit or credit card to earn cash back at select retailers. Use your linked cards at 1,000s of stores and restaurants, and get up to 10% cash back instantly in your Dosh Wallet. You can also earn for referrals who link a card and get their first cash back from Dosh. They’ll often have specials where you can earn even more for making referrals. You can cash out when you reach a balance of $25.

Drop – Drop claims to “Supercharge Your Credit and Debit Cards” and it’s true! I get Drop points every time I shop at Target, Walgreens, Sephora, Macy’s and Lyft. Those are my selected ongoing offers, but you can choose your own. Beware, you can’t change them once they are chosen though! Every time I make a purchase with one of my linked cards at those stores (even online!) I get a ton of points which I can redeem for gift cards of my choice. You can redeem as low as 5000 points. Invite your friends and get 1000 points for every friend that joins Drop and links a card!

SavingStar – Earn cash back when you shop at your select grocery stores – with nothing to clip or print. You can redeem grocery offers by linking them to your supermarket and drugstore loyalty cards or by submitting a picture of your receipt. SavingStar automatically adds the value of each offer you redeem into your SavingStar account, which you can cash out to your bank, PayPal, or Upromise account, or to a gift card for Starbucks, iTunes, or AMC Theatres.

Spent Money – Another fabulous app that just requires you to link your debit and/or credit cards. You can link multiple cards and earn cash back at select retailers. You can also earn cash back by shopping at retailers directly through the links Spent posts. I’ve earned cash back from shopping at Amazon (which everyone knows is nearly impossible!) and Walgreens. You can cash out once you reach $20.

These are some of my favorite apps. I often find myself “double dipping” to maximize my savings. I’ll buy select products from Walgreens and claim the rebates on Ibotta, SavingStar, Checkout51 and Shopkick. I’ll scan items for Shopkick as well. If I use my debit card, I earn points from Drop and cash back from Spent. I’ll take a picture of that receipt for points or cash on Coinout, Fetch Rewards and ReceiptPal. It’s a great way to earn gift cards or cash for shopping you already do!

Toastees Giveaway!

Almondina is one of my favorite brands for crunchy snacks. If you recall, I did a review and giveaway of their delicious biscuits (which I still buy and consume on a regular basis!). So when Almondina contacted me about doing a review of Toastees, I jumped at the chance!

Toastees are a bite sized baked snack, that is the first product introduced by the next generation of the Almondina family. They are crunchy, packed full of flavor, and best of all, HEALTHY! They are low sodium, no cholesterol, low fat, so they are suitable for all members of the family. 






I received Cranberry Almond, Coconut Orange and Sesame Almond.I especially enjoyed the Sesame Almond Thins. They are light and addictive! But I never felt bad about snacking on them, since they are so healthy! My husband enjoyed the Coconut Orange Almond. It sounds like a weird flavor, but the combination of sweet coconut, earthy almond and refreshing orange really works! A great midday snack! 




If you are looking for something to munch on, but want to avoid junk food, these are the perfect snack. They aren’t thick, hard biscuits that are hard to eat. Because they are so thin, they are crispy and light and easily accessible. I can see these being served with tea or coffee as well. It feels like a high-end biscuit that you would get in a bakery. But it’s easily found in your grocery store!

Here’s another tip: You can add your favorite toppings to take this snack to the next level! Try cheese, peanut butter, jam or even your favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread!


Toastees are being carried coast-to-coast by stores including all Sprouts Markets, Bed Bath & Beyond, Publix, Fairway Markets, Giant Eagle, Kroger Michigan, Amazon, Almondina.com and others.

Almondina was generous enough to offer a sampler pack worth $40 to two Crazy Couponing winners. Enter below!


Toastees by Almondina Prize Pack


Disclaimer: I was given product for free for review purposes. All opinions are truthful and my own. 

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Kate Spade Office Supplies

Any Kate Spade fan knows how coveted the brand’s office supplies are. Shades of gold, multicolor stripes and whimsical polka dots strike the fancy of young girls and grown women alike. The fun collection often includes a hefty price tag. If you are just starting out in your career or you are saving for a rainy day, it can be difficult to justify the price tag. Here are our favorite Kate Spade alternatives, sure to please even the most loyal Kate Spade consumer.



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Kate Spade New York Assortment – Tape Dispenser and Stapler, $52
  


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Zodaca Mini Desk Stapler, $12.99
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Zodaca Desktop Tape Dispenser, $19.99














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Amazon Sample Boxes on Sale, EXCLUSIVELY for Prime Members

Exclusively for Prime Members: Buy a sample box, get Amazon credit back on your purchase of certain items in the same category as the box! (i.e. If you purchase the Suds sample box for $7.99, you will get $7.99 Amazon credit, which you can use on your purchase of select laundry and detergent items)

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