Category Archives: Products to Try

Farming Karma Apple Soda

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De-li-cious! I’m a huge apple everything fan, apple pie, apple juice, apple sauce, but never have I tried apple soda! I’ve never even heard about this product before, let alone I’ve never thought about it or what it would taste like. This is a great alternative for those who want a pop but don’t want the unhealthy guilt to come with it. No more cola for me when I’ve got these around! There is no sugar added so you don’t have to feel bad when your craving something fizzy but flavourful. I don’t enjoy those sugarless sodas with a pinch of citrus, I like my soda to be more mouth watering, like this! I feel like it’s a cross between an apple juice and apple sparkling juice. It’s got a nice flavour and a good about of carbonation to enjoy at the dinner table for sure. With an apple in each can you know you can serve this to your kids too!

They are local in Kelowna and have a fun location to go visit including a full service RV park, tasting room where you can even fill a growler, and order some apple fries or green apple gelato, they also have cherry juice (since they grow cherries too!) and apple cherry juice. Be sure to check out the picnic area and dog wash station (super random but awesome), watch the production in action, play some outdoor games like disc golf and more!

So enjoy your freshly squeezed Okanagan apple soda! Only $1.99 a can and found in stores across Canada! Find out more here;

https://www.farmingkarma.ca

 

Picnic Time

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I have another new favorite company to share with you! If you know me well you’d know I absolutely love Picnics. A cozy blanket, charcuterie board and bottle of something yummy is all you need to enjoy the great outdoors. BUT, what about the picnic basket? I’ve always ever used boring ol’ totes to haul all my picnic supplies, but that ends here! Picnic Time is a company that brings the family together with all sorts of products to encourage socializing, eating and enjoying each others company! They have a wide range of products from picnic baskets, outdoor grills, bartending tools and more.

First off, the picnic baskets! When choosing one you’ll want to consider how many people you generally picnic with. I like a romantic picnic for two so went with a smaller basket, this one is the Boardwalk Picnic Basket. They have quality products that include porcelain plates, and stainless steel cutlery, corkscrew and a fun canvas and wooden look. The picnic baskets range from $65 and up and range in size so from a duo set to large family baskets, and styles like watermelon, barrel style and heart shaped (perfect for Valentine’s!) and large fancy ones that include serving trays and blankets. They also have wine baskets which some include a little cheese board and knife, too cute, as well as picnic totes and coolers too. They use ThermoGuard insulation which helps keep your food warm or cold for up to 8 hours so you can keep your picnic fresh and ready to consume.

For barware they have a range of items, from growler bags which are perfect if your riding your bike to get a fill. Beer caddies which are perfect to bring some cold ones to the beach or to a round of golf. They have beer flights which are fun to have a few of for a beer tasting party. They even have a growler tap so you can tap your own growler! Fun! Not into beer? They’ve got tons of wine products too! From wine totes to wine tool sets. Need to tote around a case of wine? They’ve even got a rolling tote for that! Great for big parties and events! Cocktails more your style? They have a range of giftable items like a shot serving tray, perfect for your tequila loving friends. Their whisky box is pretty fancy too which comes with the proper cubes. Bartender on the go? Just bring your tote filled with all the tools you need to create the perfect cocktail for a party! Seriously they are fully stocked and think of everything! All the bells and whistles! One of them includes a 16 piece set including a strainer, tongs, spoon, hammer, muddler, jigger, corkscrew, shaker, paring knife, bottle opener, cocktail picks and a cutting board. Holy moses. That covers it all!

They’ve got plenty of portable totes, coolers, including backpacks and collapsible baskets when you don’t have much space. They have a few different grill and BBQ options as well. From a full BBQ tool set to a full portable BBQ. Don’t forget comfortable seating! Whether your on the side lines of your kids soccer game to the uncomfy wooden benches at a baseball game, they have portable comfy seats for any adventure. They also have umbrellas, sun shades and fully portable picnic tables! Don’t forget the games, choose from a few cornhole bean bag throw games and a mini golf set. They truly think of it all. From garden tote bags with a seat and full set of tools, to and Emergency side of the road kit, even a massive tool box full of goodies for the mechanic in your life.

Lastly I would check out their licensed products. Perfect for gift giving if someone is keen on something customized like Disney, Star Wars, Sports Teams… they have a TON of items! Want to share the news of an upcoming trip to Disneyland? You can surprise them with tickets in a Mickey Mouse tote! Love Disney princesses? Check out their Snow White cheese board! Geek alert, check out the R2D2 collapsible table. They even have options to have your company logo added to items if you are ordering in large quantities.

Check out their catalogs online to get an idea for size of what you’d like. Their product lines include Picnic Time, Legacy, Oniva and Toscana. All their products also come with a lifetime guarantee ‘Built to Last’. Enjoy making your Christmas list and bonus – FREE SHIPPING! Order here;

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Hoochy Booch

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I’m new to the world of Kombucha and have found some must-try flavors recently with my absolute favorite being the Lady Grey from Hoochy Booch in Vancouver. I got a chance to try a few of their flavors at the Feast of Fields event last month and just had to reach out after falling in love with all their boochy flavors on tap! I don’t know why it took me so long to start drinking this stuff, it’s so good for your gut They have quite a few flavors to choose from so you’ll easily find your fav! Here are some of my favorites;

  1. Lady Grey – This one is my absolute favorite with their earl grey lavender vanilla, it’s sooo delicious! It’s called their dessert one and they even suggest adding a scoop of vanilla ice-cream to make it a special treat as a ‘Kombucha Float’! Omg so good!
  2. Bellini – My second favorite with peach orange apricot flavors, a little tart and reminds you of the cocktail! They even suggest pairing it with a little champagne to create a Boozy Bellini Kombucha! Omg yessss please!
  3. Pink Grapefruit – love this citrusy one with a refreshing bite, I usually hate grapefruit, but I think this boochy has changed my mind. They suggest trying it out as a cocktail spritz with your favorite spirit, a touch of aperol and a buncha boocha!
  4. Beauty – Mmm this one is so smooooth and light with white tea, lavender and mint! With a subtle floral flavor I think it would go great with some gin and mint leaves!

Looking to make your own? I would looooove to try it out! Lucky for us they have a Kombucha Starter Kit which includes a live SCOBY! The kit includes a 2L mason far, 500ml branded bottle, black tea, cane sugar, recipe card, care card and a follow-up program to ensure you are on the right track!

Find out more here;

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Swag Brewery

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Well this is a fun company, and perfect for the beer connoisseur, wine lover or spirit taster! Swag Brewey has a fun range of giftable products to suit anyone’s taste, from spirit candles to wine soap, beer candies and beer infused hot sauce. Super simple to pick out a gift pack or select a few items and gift them at a bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding party, birthday gift, bridal shower, or great as stocking stuffers! I know what I’m asking for! They have tons to choose from, include a massive list of scents for the soap and candles including Vintage Merlot, Hoppy IPA, Kentucky Bourbon, Vanilla Porter, Hard Cider and Tropical Lager. The flasks and camping mugs are super fun with all the hilarious sayings like ‘probably wine’ and ‘may contain alcohol’. Find out more and order here;

https://www.swagbrewery.com

Fermented Reality B Cups

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Y’all know my love for craft beer is real, but who has the space for all the different kinds of glassware! Luckily I stumbled around B-Cups, these are super convenient plastic cups to use at home, on a hike, at the beach, picnic or anywhere! No more worrying about lugging along the proper glassware to get the picture perfect beer when your a Beerstagramer or feeling like you need to skip the glass altogether to prevent breaking glass while out and about enjoying a beer. This company, Fermented Reality, brings these fun plastic cups in 4 different sizes so you can enjoy your beer without compromising the quality. Their cups are a replacement for those sad ol’ red solo cups, made from BPA-free plastic, they are reusable, lightweight, dishwasher safe, eco-friendly and shatterproof! They have 4 different sizes;

  1. IPA – This one has a tapered mouth to get all the bold aroma’s from the hops. These ones are the top sellers and made to enhance the bold aroma’s of any hoppy beer like your IPA or Pale Ale.
  2. Lager – This one has a straight edge with room for head and is comparable to a Kolsch glass, great for Lagers!
  3. Stout – Great to get that full body with a wide bowl shape, great for malty beers!
  4. Funk – With a wide mouth and lip to catch the head, this one is great for sours, farmhouse beers, saisons and any Belgian or funky beer.

They have individual 4 packs of each cup for $11.99 each, limited edition hip hop cup for $19.99, or get them all in a variety pack with 2 of each for a total of 8 for $39.99 or 4 of each for a total of 16 for $69.99. Order here;

Hip Hop Collection

Genuine Fred

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Warning, this company might be your new best friend! Very excited to introduce you to one of my all time favorite companies, Fred and Friends! I am so obsessed with literally everything they sell, it’s fun, funny and completely different than anything else I’ve seen on the market. It’s not often that I find them in stores, but when I do, I go a little overboard with stocking up on gifts… okay fine, it’s all for me! Muahaha. They have everything from baby items, techie gear, bar tools, party favors, stationary, car products… so much to choose from!

Their products aren’t just silly, but fully functional and likely something you needed anyways! For example, I desperately needed a new oven glove, their bear paw oven gloves were the perfect replacement for mine! Another example, I wanted to start making homemade soup at home but hate having to fish out all the herbs before serving so got a dog bone kitchen gadget that you put the herbs right into so they stay together! I wanted some fun coffee mugs and glassware so got a hilarious coffee mug, perhaps inappropriate to share but I love it! I got some fun key holders, cocktail picks, wine corks, all of the items are too cute to handle. My suggestion would be to buy in bulk as you’ll want to keep these all for yourself, even if you intended to buy it as a gift. *Puts up hand* LOL. A couple of my favorite items of their include the taco truck, the tea infusers, the kids dinner trays are adorable, I’ve always wanted one of those to save until I had kids. There are so many fun items for my workspace as well, love the Daily Mood flipchart, gives my coworkers a heads up of my current mood… proceed with caution!

I would say this is my favorite company for gift giving. There is no chance that you wouldn’t find something for everyone on your list for pretty much any occasion. They need a massive store… in my neighborhood. Are you a designer? Have a fun idea? You can work with them with your design to have it brought to shelves. Check them out online and get free shipping across the US for orders over $50 or find them across the US and Canada in stores! More here;

https://www.genuinefred.com/

 

USKEYVISION – Smartphone Gimbal-iSteady Mobile Plus

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I can’t believe I’ve been SubscriptionBoxGirl for over 3 years and still don’t have a gimbals! Well the wait is over. Finally buckled down and found a way to get better photos and videos with my new Smartphone Gimbal-iSteady Mobile Plus from USKEYVISION. I found this company on Instagram and checked out their site and Amazon reviews. It was super quick and simple to order and the best part was the value! There are so many gimbals on the market, but I was looking for one that was simply and easy to use while not costing an arm and a leg. This one was only $90 and is perfect for the amateur or pro! The first step was downloading the app and it’s super easy to use. Great functionality and stability, I would definitely suggest this product and their Go Pro version if you are wanting to step up your game on photography and videography.

I really like having this product for my phone since I use it all the time. It has a 3-Axis Stabilizer for both Androids and iOS Smartphones and has Anti-Shake, Optical Stabilization and Motion Speed Auto-Adaptation, Face & Object Tracking and 3 High-Torque Brushless Motors, There is a trigger Button for Sports Mode, 3D Fantasy Mode (Inception Mode) and you can even get some great 180/360° Wide-angle Panoramic shots! All you have to do is quickly calibrate, get the app, and enjoy! 

Your order includes a 1 year warranty as well as free return & exchange services within 60 days and free technical assistance. Find out more below and order here;

https://uskeyvision.com/