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Why Hello There Nutrisystem Week Two…



Why hello there week two of Nutrisystem, I’m so happy to see you!  I’m not going to lie guys, Turbo week was a little rough.  One of the hardest parts about Turbo week for me is, no extras.  No extras means no coffee creamer and for someone like myself, drinking coffee black is just torture so no coffee creamer means no coffee.  Until I figured out a great little trick that is!



Those Chocolate Turbo Shakes may just look like any old regular shake to you guys, but to me, that was my saving grace throughout my Turbo week.  The Turbo shakes are incredibly delicious, and offered a creative way for me to get my caffeine (or some of it) in without ruining my progress.  For those who don’t know, coffee is incredibly low calorie, depending on how much grounds you use, typically 2 calories per 8 ounces.  Rather than mix my shake with water, I opted to use some chilled coffee to create not only a nutritious, but delicious and caffeinated treat!


I was a little nervous to step on the scale and see how my progress for the week was.  Considering that I don’t have a large volume of weight to lose, I honestly didn’t expect my Turbo week to result in a large loss.  I figured if I had a 2 pound loss during the week I would’ve been happy.  To my surprise, my weekly weigh in showed a loss of 4 pounds for Turbo week which was a little shocking, but hey…I’ll take it!  Week 2 is here and I am so ready to get my body moving and enjoying the Nutrisystem life!



Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

The New Pharaoh’s Pyramid From PLAYMOBIL Is The Best Last-Minute Gift!


Looking for a great last-minute gift for the curious and inquiring little minds on your holiday shopping list this year?  You have to check out the PLAYMOBIL Pharaoh’s Pyramid playset!  Your little one will love unraveling the wonders and mysteries of Ancient Egypt with the new Pharaoh’s Pyramid.  Nothing satisfies boredom better than embarking on an exciting new adventure, and this set is primed and ready for kids to unleash their imaginations and explore ancient secrets and buried treasure.  They can invite friends over to play, or play alone so whether your child is a social butterfly or not, there’s tons of fun to be had!



Unlock ancient secrets and mysteries inside Pharaoh’s Pyramid.  The five chambers within hide precious treasures protected by tricky puzzles and sneaky traps.  Discover the room filled with jewels and golden riches or climb the stairs to enter the tomb chamber complete with Mummy.  Just watch out for the booby trap waiting to drop you below!  You can sneak through the revolving door but be careful, there might some skeletons or spiders hiding in the shadows.  Remove the pyramid walls to discover even more ways to play.  Set includes three figures, tomb, Mummy, two skeletons, treasures, spiders, fire pots, hieroglyphics, and many other accessories.



Some features you and your little one will love are:

  • Includes a revolving door, trapdoors and a rock trap!
  • Includes 3 figures and many more accessories!
  • Over 18 inch wide by 14 inch high by 10 inch deep


The new Pharaoh’s Pyramid from PLAYMOBIL has been such a huge hit, that it’s up for Toy Of The Year 2018!  How exciting is that?  I’ve cast my vote, and voted the Pharaoh’s Pyramid our #1 pick!



No matter what kinds of adventures your little one likes to enjoy, you can’t go wrong with the PLAYMOBIL Pharaoh’s Pyramid play set.  Encourage learning and fun in one great gift!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Fun, Festive Treats Your Furkids Will Love This Holiday Season From


My favorite time of year is finally here, the holidays are upon us!  When it comes time for gift giving this holiday season, make sure you don’t forget the furry 4-legged members of your family.  Thanks to my friends at, my furbabies and I got the chance to try out some fun, festive, holiday treats…yum!

Whether you’re a dog lover or cat lover (or both), there are some fun holiday themed treats that are perfect for wrapping up and putting under the tree or filling Fido’s (or Fluffy’s) stocking.  As always, you’ll find the best treats at the best prices from, and if your fur-kids love these treats half as much as mine, they’ll be a HUGE hit!



I wasn’t quite sure how much my pups would like cinnamon, but who can resist Santa themed snacks?  Surprisingly, the Blue Buffalo Holiday Santa Snacks with Oatmeal & Cinnamon Dog Treats were an instant hit with all three of my dogs.  Dog-lovers like myself know, the most excited family members on Christmas morning are the furry ones.  It’s this special canine connection with the season that inspired Blue Buffalo to create Santa Snacks.  Santa Snacks are oven-baked for a crunch that will send Santa shooting up the chimney.  Made from an original recipe, Santa Snacks feature some of nature’s most delicious and nutritious ingredients including oatmeal, cinnamon, barley, pumpkin, flaxseed and carrots.  These natural treats have added vitamins and minerals and are made with wholesome whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.  There’s no chicken/poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, or soy so these Santa Snacks are a perfect holiday treat for all pups, even those prone to food allergies.



Don’t forget your feline friends this holiday season!  These Temptations Holiday Dinner Cat Treats are the perfect way to treat your furfriend to a yummy holiday dinner, just like the one you’ll enjoy.  Fill Fluffy’s stocking this year with these savory snacks featuring the delectable flavors of turkey and sweet potatoes.  Temptations have a crispy, crunchy outside with a soft, meaty center that’s jolly good, and they have less than two calories each so there’s no fear of over-indulging (which is perfect for my pleasantly plump cat).  These tasty treats are formulated with vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats.  If your feline has been extra good this year, make sure they’re spoiled with these tasty Temptations treats.


If you’re looking for great food, tasty treats, or fabulously fun toys for your fur-friends this holiday season, is your one stop shop for the best products at the best prices.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Buildable Robotic Pets With Build-A-Bot From Colorific


As parents, I’m sure we’re all aware of the push for S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. learning, but not everyone is sure what it is.  S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  It’s more important than ever to get young children thinking in these ways, but what’s a great way to introduce these ideas without it being overwhelming for little ones?  Colorific has come up with a great solution with their fun new toy Build-a-Bot.  Build-a-Bot takes robotics to the next level by building and personalising your very own pet.  You can even add your own personal touches too!  There are three different versions available, Bunny, Dino and Fox, so there’s a great little buildable buddy for all the little ones on your holiday shopping list!



My daughter has had an absolute obsession with bunnies ever since she was a baby so it was a no-brainer when it came time to pick her new little robotic buddy.  Build your own robot bunny, switch her on, and watch her hop!  There are over 20 pieces included in the kit as well as as variety of stickers for the ultimate in toy customization.  The easy click-together pieces make it effortless for little ones to have fun which is a HUGE bonus in this mom’s book!





So, just how do these cute little robotic pets work?

  • Easily build your own pet with simple snap together components
  • Electronic motor allows your pet to hop across the table and over obstacles!
  • Complete your creation with your very own sticker designs
  • Bring your pet to life with special food triggers!


As if the fun weren’t enough of a reason to purchase these little cuties, here are some benefits that parents will love:

  • Discover technology through hands on activities
  • S.T.E.M. Learning Mixed with Fun – Bringing building & learning for more play value and long-term benefits.
  • Activity-focused to create real learning experiences.
  • Gives children confidence to take apart and play with mechanical parts, to create a strong grasp of technology.


If you’ve got a little animal-loving (or tech-loving) kiddo on your holiday shopping list, make sure you check out these cute little buildable buddies from Colorific.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Gifts Every Guy Will Love From RYOBI


Got a guy on your shopping list who seems impossible to shop for?  I’ve got an absolutely perfect gift for any man on your list, no matter how hard they are to shop for.  My husband absolutely loves RYOBI tools.  Some of you who’ve followed me for a while are already aware of my husband’s love for these fantastically well crafted tools.  While RYOBI tools are always a great go-to gift for me, my husband now owns virtually every tool they make, and has duplicates of most of them as well.



So what do you get for the guy who has everything while still staying true to the brand he loves?  You surprise him with amazing RYOBI quality he’ll love with these Score Wireless Speakers.  This new RYOBI ONE+ Hybrid Score Wireless Speaker Set is a fabulous gift that every RYOBI enthusiast will fall for again and again every time they use them.  This 2-piece set contains one Primary Wireless Speaker, and one Secondary Wireless Speaker so you’re well on your way to listening to your favorite music all throughout your work space, no matter how large.  By connecting any Bluetooth capable device first to a primary speaker, you will now have the ability to connect up to four additional primary or secondary speakers instantly using SKAA technology.



Each speaker features a high-quality driver and passive radiator, so you will always receive clear, robust sound.  With up to 150 ft. of SKAA range from a primary speaker, these speakers can be placed virtually anywhere in (or around) the home or on the jobsite and stream through the walls and floors.  You can control volume levels easily with independent volume control on every speaker, or, control each volume level simultaneously right from your mobile device which is a huge bonus for tasks where don’t want to (or can’t) walk away from a project just to change the volume.  The primary speaker also features an FM tuner so you can listen to your favorite radio stations, as well as an integrated auxiliary port for direct connection should you want to use a device that is not Bluetooth capable.  These speakers are compatible with any RYOBI ONE+ 18-Volt battery, but they also include an AC power adapter that allows for endless run time, even if your batteries are running low.



If you’re going to gift that lucky man in your life with this fabulous set of speakers, make sure he’s covered with an extra battery and charger, but not just ANY combo kit…you need to check out this 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Battery & Charger Upgrade Kit!  The RYOBI 18V ONE+ Upgrade Kit is a great choice whether you currently use Ni-Cd or lithium-ion batteries to power your ONE+ tools.  It is the perfect way to upgrade battery performance and have a spare battery charged and ready to go.  The charger works with all 18V ONE+ batteries, and the battery works with all 18V ONE+ blue and green tools, how convenient is that?  The compact lithium-ion battery provides up to 20% more run time, weighs 45% less and holds a charge 4 times longer than a Ni-Cd battery.  Lithium-ion batteries provide Fade-Free power, which stays constant until the charge is depleted and does not fade away like the power of a Ni-Cd battery.  The compact design is ideal for use in tight areas and overhead applications.  The charger features patented IntelliPort Technology, which protects battery cells and maximizes battery life which is perfect for guys who use their tools (and batteries) often.  It is designed to store the batteries on the charger to condition them for peak performance, and charges the included battery in 30 minutes.

For more great RYOBI gift ideas for the guys on your shopping list this season, check out these other RYOBI fan-favorites:

No matter which item (or items) you choose, you can’t go wrong with RYOBI.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Why Every Little On Your List Needs A Y Glider XL Under The Tree This Holiday Season

If you’ve got a little one on your holiday shopping list this year, you absolutely HAVE to take a look at the Y Glider XL from Y Volution.

Featuring three durable wheels and an extra-wide deck, this Yvolution Y Glider XL Kids’ Kick Scooter will satisfy your little one’s need for speed without sacrificing safety.  An intuitive “learn, grow, pro” steering system allows you to lean into each turn, promoting spatial awareness, balance and other crucial skills.  Plus, adjustable steering sensitivity and handlebar height help ensure that your little one can zoom around the neighborhood for years to come. They can even work their own personal style into the mix with the customizable deck and wheel inserts.


Three reasons the Y Glider XL is the best kid’s scooter on the market:

  1. The Y Glider XL evolves with your child to last them even longer!  The adjustable handlebars and ‘learn, grow, pro’ steering system make it easy to tailor the height and lean of the scooter to suit your child’s level of development.  Designed for customizing, the Y Glider XL comes with a choice of deck colors and vibrant wheel inserts to modify the look.  Yvolution have even added a rear brake and durable PU wheels for safety. Finally, a scooter they won’t outgrow!
  2. Y Glider XL vs. Regular Scooter – Y Gliders are a unique three-wheeled design that allows kids to steer by leaning rather than turning the wheel. The natural stability and extra wide deck mean they can glide for longer without worrying about losing their balance. This helps kids to master the essentials such as spatial awareness, coordination and gross motor skills – all while rapidly building confidence ready for moving on to more challenging rides in the future.
  3. Little ones can express their personality with the vibrant wheel inserts and colored deck help kids to express their personality and sense of style. This encourages them to develop a ‘sense of self’ and associate exercise with having fun. The colored parts click out with ease, allowing them to change the look of their scooter whenever they want – and even match their outfit or mood!


As parents we’re always looking our for different features than our kiddos, naturally.  Here are a few features that you as a parent (or even grandparent or other family member) will be super excited about:

  • Easy adjustments – Adjustable steering sensitivity and handlebar height let this scooter adapt to your changing needs with ease.
  • Lean and steer – Boasting a unique “learn, grow, pro” steering system, this three-wheel kick scooter only requires you to lean to turn, which helps promote balance, spatial awareness and gross motor skills.
  • Safety on the move – Dependable on-the-go safety is provided by three durable PU wheels, an extra-wide deck and a rear brake for easy stopping.
  • Choose a look – Colored wheel inserts? Check. Customizable deck? Check. You can adjust the look of this stylish scooter without a hassle thanks to the click-in parts.


Check out the video below to see the Y Glider XL in action:


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Top 5 Hottest New Games For The Holidays From Ubisoft


Looking for the hottest new games for all the gamers on your shopping list this holiday season?  I’ve partnered up with Ubisoft to bring your my top 5 favorite picks that I think are going to be smash hits this year.  If you’re got a gamer or two on your list, check out these five games that I’m absolutely head over heels for:


#1 South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Every hero has a beginning.  Are you an alien, a high-tech wonder, or a genetically altered mutant?  Create your own one-of-a-kind costume, craft your origin story, and build out your unique superpowers to become the hero this city needs.

EXPLORE SOUTH PARK AT NIGHT – Not only has South Park grown with new places to explore and new characters to discover, but when the sun sets, havoc and chaos reign as the seedy underbelly of South Park comes alive. At night, a whole new world opens up where your alter ego can harness its powers to do whatever it takes to save the town.

COON AND FRIENDS, ASSEMBLE! – Recruit up to 12 members of Coon and Friends to your cause, including Mysterion, The Human Kite, and the infamous Coon himself.  Combine your special powers with the heroes from Coon and Friends to eliminate anyone that gets in your way and defeat the dark power that has spread its evil tentacles over South Park.

AN OUTRAGEOUS RPG ADVENTURE – An all-new dynamic combat system offers new opportunities to manipulate time and space on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives you the freedom to develop and refine your powers as you progress through the game. Find loot hidden throughout the land and follow recipes to craft your own outrageous equipment to aid you in battle.

AUTHENTIC SOUTH PARK – Created, written, voiced, and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is authentic, interactive South Park at its finest – hilarious, outrageous, and a whole lot of fun. Everything is bigger, longer, and goes deeper than before.  Come on down to South Park and have yourself a time.


#2 Assassin’s Creed Origins

In the newest addition to the ever-popular Assassin’s Creed games, you’ll be able to experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt.  Uncover lost tombs, explore the pyramids, and discover the secrets of mummies, the gods, and the last pharaohs.

A COUNTRY TO DISCOVER – Sail down the Nile, uncover the mysteries of the pyramids or fight your way against dangerous ancient factions and wild beasts as you explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.

EMBRACE ACTION-RPG – Experience a completely new way to fight.  Loot and use dozens of weapons with different characteristics and rarities.  Explore deep progression mechanics and challenge your skills against unique and powerful bosses.

A NEW STORY EVERY TIME YOU PLAY – Engage into multiple quests and gripping stories as you cross paths with strong and memorable characters, from the wealthiest high-born to the most desperate outcasts.

Powerful forces are shifting the sands of Egypt’s destiny.  Discover the players that will decide the fate of an empire, and travel back to the origins of the Creed.


#3 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land.  To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes!  Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.

Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best of the Mario and Rabbids franchises, combining all that you love about Mario’s iconic universe with the side-splitting antics of the Rabbids.

Mario & Rabbids universes collide in this new adventure that combines the best of these two worlds!  Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi join forces with four Rabbids heroes with their own unique personalities.  Easy to play, difficult to master. Solo and co-op turn-based combat is a fresh gameplay experience.  Battle with an arsenal of weapons through four new worlds filled with enemies, puzzles, and humorous fun!

Pick up and play anywhere exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system, even on the go.


#4 Rayman Legends

Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.

Join the team with up to 4 players in local co-op!  Compete with your friends in tournaments with the Kung Foot experience (local wireless multiplayer).  Run, jump & smack your way through 100+ maps.  Jump to the rhythm and rock the party to beat the crazy musical levels.


#5 Just Dance 2018

Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance 2018!

Dance to 40 of the hottest tracks, including “24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars, “Side to Side,” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Naughty Girl” by Beyoncé, and many more!

Get the new exclusive Mario dance and play two-handed choreographies, only on Nintendo Switch™!

Check out the full song list for all the great hits you can move and groove to:



No matter what the gamer on your list is in to, Ubisoft has them covered this year with all of these super fun games that will entertain every gamer from young to old.

Make sure you follow Ubisoft on their social media channels so you don’t miss any of the great games and upcoming releases Ubisoft has to offer:


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Friendsgiving Made Easy With Oriental Trading


Throwing a Friendsgiving gathering this Thanksgiving season?  Setting the table is a breeze with all of the great stuff you’ll find at Oriental Trading!  Dinner with friends is great, but dessert is even better so I put together a fun Fall inspired Friendsgiving dessert layout for right around $75, how cool is that?  Everyone can serve themselves, and there’s even some super cute containers for guests to take some leftover treats home.

If you’re wondering how you can get the same easy-to-put-together table, here are the items that I used to create this fun Fall festive table:



Lil’ Pumpkin Cupcake Stand – Inspire pump-grins with a tasty display of desserts! Shaped like a large pumpkin, this cupcake stand is a must-have for birthday decorations or fall party supplies. The three-tiered stand can also be used to hold other party favorites such as small party favor bags or snack cups filled with treats. However you use it, this Lil’ Pumpkin Cupcake Stand is sure to harvest a good time at your fall festivities!

Lil’ Pumpkin Party Food Picks – These made the perfect addition to my Spice Cake Cupcakes!  They’re a great way to tie the whole thing together, down to the very last treat.  Each is topped with an autumn design. Nothing tricky about turning your cupcakes into treats! These picks are also a fun way to decorate your cheese platter, fruit slices and celebration cake.



Short Round Pedestal Jar – Serve up style on your dessert table with this Short Round Pedestal Jar. A fabulous addition to party decorations for a wedding reception, this clear jar looks great when filled to the brim with colorful candy. Fill this simple and elegant jar with candies, nuts or mints to treat your guests at your wedding reception or bridal shower. It’s pretty, reusable and a wonderful way to serve goodies

Hershey’s Kisses Fall Pumpkin Spice – These Hershey’s® Kisses® Fall Pumpkin Spice Candy will really make it feel like fall! Serve these sweet treats at a Thanksgiving gathering or an autumn party, or use them in festive fall treats! Individually wrapped.



Clear Footed Cake Stand With Cover – Serve up deliciousness at your gathering with this Footed Cake Stand with Lid. Simple and unassuming, this stand won’t compete with the splendor of your cake, and you can keep it fresh with the lid! Also great for birthday cakes and pies!



Lil’ Pumpkin Dessert Plates – This adorable orange dessert plate is in the shape of a pumpkin! Add it to your fall party supplies or Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party supplies and serve up some sweet treats or appetizers to your party guests!

Pumpkin Spice Orange Luncheon Napkins – These 50-pc. Pumpkin Spice Orange Luncheon Napkins are perfect for setting near a buffet to keep hands, faces and spaces free from messes. If you’re planning an orange event, birthday party, shower, anniversary or wedding these will fit perfectly.

Lil’ Pumpkin Beverage Napkins – These adorable beverage napkins feature bright colors and pumpkins. Perfect for a fall party or a Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party theme! Keep them near the refreshment or appetizer table for easy access and to prevent those pesky condensation rings!

Pumpkin Spice Orange Plastic Forks – These heavyweight forks are perfect for any orange event. From wedding receptions to graduation parties, birthday parties, showers and everything in between. This durable, premium-quality cutlery will withstand even the most eager of eaters.

Lil’ Pumpkin Paper Cups – Planning a Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party? These adorable cups are perfect for adding to your birthday party supplies! Featuring two colors of orange, this theme is perfect for a fall birthday. Use these dotted cups for any party or celebration.

Orange Chevron Paper Straws – Add these Chevron Paper Straws to your weddings decorations, baby shower tableware, birthday party dessert tables and more! The bright chevron pattern will add a splash of color to any occasion when displayed in a glass or a clear vase.



Orange Polka Dot Cupcake Boxes With Handle – these super cute boxes are a great way to send treats home with your guests!  The handle makes the cupcakes easy to transport, and the included paper insert helps keep your cupcakes secure.

Pumpkin Pie Favor Boxes – These super cute boxes let you guests take home a slice of the fun.  They get to enjoy long after your party is over, and you won’t be stuck with so many leftovers…it’s a win-win situation!


No matter what type of Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving gathering you’re planning, there’s still plenty of time to get your goodies from Oriental Trading delivered to your door.  Make sure you check out their whole selection so you can find the items that are just right for your holiday gatherings.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Hammer Stahl American Clad Cookware: The Best Tools For The Best Meals


When it comes to your family gatherings this holiday season, I’m sure you’re the same as anyone else and only want to serve your family the very best.  While you might plan your meals down to every last ingredient, we often overlook our cookware which makes a bigger difference than you can possibly imagine.  When I found myself seriously disappointed in my current cookware I started asking myself what it was I didn’t like about my current cookware, and what it was that I wanted out of it.  In the end I had a long list of disappointments and and even longer list of functions I wanted to be able to do with my cookware as well as the benefits I was hoping to get out of it.  When I came across the products from Hammer Stahl, I knew the search was over…finally SOMEONE who understood just how important quality is to making a HUGE difference in your meal.



Hammer Stahl is American Clad cookware that is designed to be the absolute best there is on the market.  So what are some of the reasons that Hammer Stahl just can’t be beat?

  • Hammer Stahl’s 7-ply stainless steel.  Other manufacturers typically offer 3-ply and 5-ply construction cookware which leaves a lot to be desired.  The Hammer Stahl 7-ply stainless cookware includes 3 layers of aluminum so the various pieces cook incredibly even without sacrificing durability.
  • Hammer Stahl uses a titanium-stabilized 316Ti stainless steel cooking surface that is more durable and inert than the typical 304 series (AKA 18/10) steel.
  • Hammer Stahl’s cookware is induction-ready without compromising the pan.  Hammer Stahl’s design protects the less corrosion resistant 400 series magnetic steel by sandwiching it between other layers of metal rather than putting it on the exterior of the pan.  The result is a durable exterior that keeps its beautiful shine.
  • The custom handle design is hollow to stay cool and is shaped to fit comfortably in your hand…no awkward grip on the pan!






After learning all about the Hammer Stahl cookware I knew that I absolutely had to try a piece out to see what the big fuss was all about.  I’ve never come across such quality cookware, and with the holidays on the horizon there was no better time to put it to the test.



With so many sides and sauces to prepare for holiday meals, the 1.5 Quart Saute Pan makes the perfect addition to any bustling kitchen.  The versatility of being able to transition from stovetop to oven also makes it a really great item to have if you prepare meals and desserts for one or two often.  Want to cook up vegetables and grains?  Yeap, you can do that too.  So many great options with one small convenient pan…you guys KNOW I had to put it to the test and see if it could hold up to the abuse my busy kitchen can put out.



You should all know by now that I bake…a lot.  What you guys don’t know is, my husband (poor guy) is allergic to chocolate.  Most of the time when I bake, I have to make a small batch of blondies just for him.  With how often I’m baking in the kitchen, it just seemed natural that baking would be a no-brainer way to test out this meticulously crafted pan.  The 7 layers of metal in Hammer Stahl cookware’s construction are used throughout, not just on the base, which means that the aluminum core distributes heat evenly throughout the base and sides, creating a cooking vessel that is less prone to burning and heats more efficiently.  Thanks to this even distribution of each cooking layer, the blondies I baked for my husband turned out perfectly and cooked more evenly than any other piece of cookware I’ve used to bake with.  So far, I’m absolutely LOVING the quality Hammer Stahl has put at my fingertips.



Carmelizing onions is a breeze when you’ve got a fabulous sidekick like the Hammer Stahl 1.5 Quart Saute Pan.  The heat disperses so evenly that my onions cooked quickly, beautifully, and were achieved with very little effort.  There’s no better way to top a burger than with some golden caramelized onions, and the onions I made using my favorite new pan were the best I’ve ever had.  The flavors were pulled out beautifully and the result was quite possibly the most spectacular lunch I’ve ever consumed.



I have dietary restrictions that my family doesn’t, so sometimes a dinner that works for the hubby and kids won’t necessarily work for me.  On nights like that I have a dinner that I LOVE making in a small batch and it’s super easy with my Hammer Stahl pan.  Once the chicken is cooked, you set it off to the side, simply wipe out the pan, and make the sauce directly in the same pan!  Add the chicken back to the sauce, put the lid on, and pop it in the oven to finish the dish off.  I was absolutely blown away by the clean, fresh taste of my honey garlic chicken made using Hammer Stahl.  The flavors have never popped so beautifully and tasted so pure before, so I am one SUPER happy camper at the moment.  My favorite dish just got even better!!



Caramel sauce is something that just seems to go hand in hand with Fall desserts.  I’m sad to admit that for YEARS I’ve been using store-bought sauce, well, because if you’ve ever tried to make homemade caramel sauce you know that it is less than easy to perfect (or even come halfway close to accomplishing for most novice cooks).  I figured now that I have a really great sauce pan, there was no time like the present to attempt making caramel for the first time in many (MANY) years.  The sugar caramelized beautifully and evenly, making for an AMAZING tasting caramel sauce that the kids and I couldn’t wait to devour.  The caramel sauce made the perfect topping for some spice cake and cream cheese frosting cupcakes I made.  The kids (and surprisingly my hard-to-please husband) all said it was the best caramel sauce they’ve ever had and all I can think is that is HAS to be my new best friend, my Hammer Stahl pan.


For the whole 33 years of my existence, I’ve always just thought that the quality of cookware didn’t matter, and either way your food got cooked.  I have never been more wrong about anything in my entire life.  Now that I’ve experienced THE BEST cookware out there, I can’t wait to see what I can cook up over the holiday season, and if I’m lucky, hopefully Santa will help me grow my Hammer Stahl collection.  Whether you’re shopping to replace your cookware before the holidays are in full swing or you’re shopping for a great gift, you absolutely can’t go wrong with anything from the Hammer Stahl lineup.  They also offer some of the most amazing cutlery, bakeware, and accessories so you can outfit your whole kitchen with Hammer Stahl amazingness.

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Destiny 2: The Perfect Gift For Gamers This Holiday Season


If you have a gamer on your list this holiday season, I have good news!  Destiny 2 is finally here!  From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel and fans everywhere are rejoicing.  Destiny 2 is one of the HOTTEST items this year, so make sure you pick up your copies now!  This highly anticipated sequel offers a wide-variety of gameplay so it makes the perfect holiday gift for teens and adults alike.

About the game:

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion.  He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

In Destiny 2, every player creates their own character called a Guardian, humanity’s chosen protectors.  Players can choose from playing the cinematic, story campaign, venturing into the expansive destinations to join in cooperative modes including Strike missions. You can also explore and complete Quests, Adventures and Patrols, or uncover Lost Sectors and Treasure Chests, while rallying with other Guardians to dominate Public and Heroic Events, Flash Points, and more.  For competitive players, Destiny 2 offers intense 4v4 multiplayer matches in ‘The Crucible’.  An all-new, community-oriented feature implemented in Destiny 2 is the ‘Guided Games system’ to help players find like-minded groups to experience some of Destiny 2’s most challenging activities.  Whether you like to play alone or with a large group, Destiny 2 is a versatile game that everyone who gets their hands on it really enjoys.

Gameplay Features:

  • Rich cinematic story campaign.
  • Multiple cooperative game modes for epic, social fun.
  • Intense 4v4 competitive multiplayer matches, including 5 different PVP modes.
  • Expansive, never-before-seen worlds and spaces to explore.
  • Customize your character’s weapons and armor with an all-new array of gear.
  • Discover Lost Sectors, complete new Adventure missions, or rally to Public Events with other Guardians.
  • Introducing a brand new Guided Games system that helps players find like-minded groups to experience Destiny 2’s most challenging activities, like the Raid.

Just in time for the holidays the first expansion pack, Destiny 2 Expansion 1: Curse Of Osiris, will become available on December 5th and I know my husband absolutely can not wait for it!  As hinted earlier, you’re traveling to Mercury to reunite with Osiris, a banished member of the Vanguard, to prevent the Vex from opening a time gate that will let them amass an army that could reshape the universe.  There are a few fun new things that gamers should look out for with Destiny 2 Expansion 1:

  • New Stories & Adventures – Journey through time and space to learn the secrets of Osiris, avert a dark future, and rebuild the ties between the legendary Warlock and his greatest student – Ikora Rey
  • New Activities – Explore Mercury and its mysterious “Infinite Forest”
  • Claim New Rewards – Earn new themed weapons, armor, and gear

If you haven’t seen the Destiny 2 Expansion 1 trailer yet, you absolutely have to check it out!



***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***