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Just a typical weekend

Just a typical weekend…with freebies!

In my younger days, I was quite the party girl. I used to love to go dancing at the clubs every weekend and stay up until the crack of dawn. Fast forward 20 years later and my life is quite the opposite. While I still enjoy going dancing once in a while, most of my weekends are quiet and laid back. I enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, hang out with the family, spend time with the dog, surf the internet, watch a little TV, and go to sleep. Here are some products that can help make a typical weekend at home even more pleasant from morning until night.

All products were received complimentary with Tomoson in exchange for my honest review.



Start off the morning with CoffeeCrazy Organic Colombian Whole Bean Coffee

I love coffee so much. I can’t start my day without it. In fact I drink it out of a 24oz mug every day! So when I saw this brand of Coffee Crazy Organic Colombian Roast I was excited to try it. This whole bean coffee comes in a brown paper 12oz bag. The beans are dark and the smell is so fresh. My husband decided to brew our first batch with a French press. I tried my first sip black to see if I could sense any notes of flavor. To me, it almost had a hint of chocolate. But I don’t like black coffee so I prepared it the way I like it, iced with 2 tablespoons of French Vanilla Creamer and Splenda. It made a perfect base for the cream and sugar. It was just perfect!

 

Coffee Crazy Columbian Whole Bean Coffee and the French Press
Coffee Crazy Columbian Whole Bean Coffee and the French Press

I am too lazy to use the French Press every day, so I just make it with my drip brew system. To me, it tastes just as good. If I could describe this coffee in one word, it would be Brisk! My husband loves it too. So much so, that we have almost used up the whole bag in a matter of days. To anyone who loves a crisp Colombian roast coffee blend, you should definitely try it. You won’t be disappointed.

How do you like your coffee? Leave me a comment below!

You can get your own bag of CoffeeCrazy Organic Colombian Whole Bean Coffee on Amazon.



Give your dog a bath in the afternoon with Dry Dog Shampoo, Waterless, No Rinse Foam Mousse

My dog Harry Wiener doesn’t know any tricks, but he does love attention and affection. His favorite thing to do is curl up next to me and sit on my lap. But sometimes it’s not fun having him in my face all the time because frankly, Harry Wiener really stinks. (Insert joke here) It also doesn’t help that my dog hates baths. So I thought that this foaming mousse dog shampoo from Paw Choice Naturals would be perfect for Harry! It is water-less, and you don’t need to rinse it off. All you do is put the mousse in your hands and rub it into your dog’s coat. My dog just thinks I’m giving him some extra special love and attention. Then let it air dry. Voila! Your dog now smells like mango and pomegranate. I’ll take that over dirty, stinky dog any day. Check out the video below!

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I highly recommend this product for dogs who hate to take baths. Also a plus for dog moms and dads who hate giving their dogs baths. No harsh detergents, no traumatized doggies, and no water all over you or your bathroom! Now I can give my dog a “bath” every weekend.
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As for my dog, I think he’d rather smell like meat, but then he’d probably sit around licking himself all day. I mean, more than he already does…

You can find this Dry Dog Shampoo, Waterless, No Rinse Foam Mousse on Amazon.

Does your dog enjoy taking baths? Does this sound like a product you and your doggie might like? Let me know!



After brushing your teeth it’s a good time to use Stainless Steel Dental Tartar Scraper and Remover Set

As day turns into night, I finish off the evening by brushing my teeth before I go to bed. But my teeth and gums have issues. You see, I have been dealing with advanced Periodontal disease for a number of years. Everyone at my dentist’s office knows me by name since I have had to go so frequently to keep this disease in check. While I have been fortunate enough to never have a cavity in my entire 41 years on earth, I do have loose teeth! I have been doing everything in my power to make sure I don’t lose them. I’m feel like I’m too young to be wearing dentures! While the staff at my dentist’s office is amazing, my trips to the dentist are not pleasant. They involve hours of scraping and what they call “deep cleaning”. This typically involves getting a shot in my gums while they scrape away at the tartar and other gunk under the gums and between my teeth and it is very expensive! So I try to take very good care of my teeth and gums and brush and floss twice a day to make these visits less frequent, and have been doing a decent job. But I have always wanted to get my hands on the tools that the dentist uses. This Dental Tarter Scraper and Remover kit is serious business!

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My kit came in a yellow pouch with 3 individual slots for the tools. There is a small mirror that doesn’t fog up, a scraping tool with 2 different size scrapers, and a pick tool with a different pick on each end. The first time I tried the pick, the bottom end got stuck in my hand like a fish-hook. Ouch! These tools are sharp! I give my dentists a lot of credit to be able to skillfully use these on their patients and not poke them or themselves. But after a few uses, I managed to get the hang of it. The scraping tools are my favorite because they can really get into the nooks and crannies and are very effective at removing the tartar and plaque.

They are slightly heavy in hand, but that is how you know they are the real deal. I like that this kit is made of stainless steel and therefore hygienic and easy to clean and I know they will last a long time. I have only been using them for a few weeks, but I definitely notice a difference in my teeth and gums. Just please be careful when using this kit. I suggest practicing on yourself before attempting to use it on other family members. Unless of course, you are a dentist. 🙂

You can find this Stainless Steel Dental Tartar Scraper and Remover Set  available on Amazon



Then it’s time to drift off to a peaceful night’s sleep with EyeSnug Contoured Sleep Mask kit

My husband likes to fall asleep to the TV in bed as do I. I can watch it  for about a half an hour but then I need to go to sleep. Unfortunately my husband often comes to bed a few hours later so I just leave the TV on for him so that it doesn’t wake me up if he turns it on when he comes in. Recently though, I’ve been having a hard time going to sleep. My head just doesn’t shut up, unlike my husband who falls asleep the minute his head hits the pillow. And it doesn’t help that the flickering light and noise from the TV is making it even harder. And did I mention my husband snores? I swear he sounds like the 3 Stooges. Yes, ALL 3 of them. So I have been wanting to get my hands on a sleep mask to see if it would make a difference. I saw this sleep mask from EyeSnug and thought it would be a great solution.  This kit comes with everything you see here, including 2 sleep masks in their own individual silk bag and 2 pairs of ear plugs.

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Eyesnug includes 2 sleep masks and 2 sets of ear plugs
EyeSnug Sleep Mask Kit comes with everything you see here

The box this kit comes in is very sleek and narrow. I wondered how did they fit 2 eye masks in there? But when I opened it, 2 black silk bags fell out and inside each bag was one eye mask and a pair of earplugs in their own plastic wrapping. The bag had little silk threads that came out everywhere when I opened it, which was a bit of a nuisance, but doesn’t bother me since I don’t plan to use the bags.

The mask itself has a memory foam padding so it fits comfortably on your face. The strap in back is adjustable. I have small head, so I needed to keep it on the tightest setting but it was still a little on the loose side and I was able to see a bit of light around the bridge of my nose. But the mask is extremely comfortable and I really liked that it didn’t create a “bump” in my hair when I woke up the next morning. The ear plugs are made of lightweight orange foam and mold to fit your ears. I have been using the sleep mask set for about a week now and I have been getting the BEST sleep that I’ve had in years. The light and noise from the TV and my husbands awful snoring feel like a thing of the past. Well…a girl can dream can’t she? Yes she can NOW with the help of this sleep mask! Check out my video review:

You can get your own EyeSnug Contoured Sleep Mask on Amazon.

Do you use a sleep mask to sleep? Do you have any tricks for getting a good nights rest? How do you like to spend a typical weekend? I’d love to hear from you.

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10 Comments

  1. LOVE the dry dog shampoo…never even knew it existed…my dog runs when I take out the hose and will NOT get in the bathtub…thanks for sharing:)

    • It’s amazing! My dog just thinks he is getting some extra special attention. I highly recommend it.

  2. Hi Melanie, I can remember my mom drinking two pots of coffee a day and thinking, wow, she’s nuts! Now, at 59 with a crazy life I get it! I’m at one pot a day and have always wanted to try a French Press. Was afraid I would give up on it….still not sure.

    With a smile from Carlyn in Tampa 🙂

    • My hubby is convinced that the French press brews the best cup of coffee. As for me, I don’t have time or the patience for that. In the morning I just want to brew and go. But I can’t imagine drinking one whole pot of coffee by myself! You must be full of energy all day.

  3. I love my french press!!! It seriously brews the best cup of coffee ever! I hear ya, when I was younger I was always out clubbing on the weekends but now it’s family time. I miss it sometimes, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Awesome post! Love your blog!

    • Thank you so much for the kind words. It means a lot.

  4. I love a french press too… but as long as I am drinking coffee it doesn’t matter where is comes from 🙂

  5. That eye mask looks really nice! I like the idea of the extra cushion and not denting your hair is great!

    Molly and Stacie

    • It is really nice to have. I can’t believe I never used one before. It’s definitely helped me sleep better. Thank you for commenting.

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