Rosey’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!
These are some of my favorite things to give as
gifts.  Please consider them as you make your
holiday gift purchases.
Thank you!

My Fairytale Books

When my son was a toddler, I was obsessed with anything I could find that had his name on it or in it. Personalized gifts are still a big hit with any Mom or child and I give them as gifts as often as possible. MyFairyTaleBooks is a personalized children’s gift company specializing in books, CDs and DVDs that feature popular characters such as Elmo, Superman, Disney Princesses and more. You can order a story book with your child’s name, hometown, age and much more embedded into the story. Check out their catalog of products and place your holiday order at www.myfairytalebooks.com. 

The Fruit Company

I love surprising my loved ones and friends with gift baskets that contain treats, and when I do that, I only use The Fruit Company for all of my gift basket needs. Their fresh fruit and candy assortments are the most amazing gifts and, as you can see, they are beautiful as well as delicious. The Fruit Company takes pride in sending only the freshest fruits, nuts, candy, crackers, cookies, cheese and other specialty products in their gift baskets and tower boxes. I have personally received several selections from The Fruit Company and each and every item was amazing. Check out the entire line of beautiful gifts they have to offer at www.thefruitcompany.com.

 Lily’s Chocolate

For all your friends and relatives who have sugar restrictions (like myself; I’m hypoglycemic), I have found the best no sugar added chocolate on the market today. It’s Lily’s Chocolate, sweetened with Stevia, a natural sweetener – no sugar spikes and safe for diabetics. Those nasty artificially sweetened candies on the market today are just horrible, not safe for your body and have the worst back-bite! You will absolutely love this product. Even my husband – who cannot stand the taste of anything with “fake sugar” – said he liked Lily’s! No bad aftertaste or back-bite with Lily’s, it truly is the answer to a safe alternative for people with sugar restrictions. This is the answer to my prayers for a treat that won’t spike my sugar! Check out all the products that Lily’s makes, including six flavors of chocolate bars as well as chocolate chips for baking, all sweetened with Stevia – and no GMOs. Lily’s is available at retail stores like Whole Foods Markets (click here for store locator) or on Amazon.

Zoya Nail Polish

As many of you know, I am a licensed manicurist and I am obsessed with the Zoya Pixie Dust collections. These make fabulous gifts and one is as pretty as the next. There are three collections currently available, but I couldn’t choose – they’re all so pretty, I had to have all three! Go to www.zoya.com to make your purchase.

Ozeri Products

Ozeri Products – I am in love with Ozeri’s line of products.  These are well-made and the company is environmentally friendly.  Check out the full line of Ozeri Products available here.

You can also check out some of my more detailed reviews on Ozeri products: Green Earth Wok, Oscillating Tower Fan Model OZF5, Double Wall Insulated Glasses and Green Earth Food Storage Containers.

Amazon Gift Cards

Don’t know what to get Uncle Jim because he’s the hardest person on your gift list to buy for? Why not give him an Amazon Gift Card? Amazon has over 300,000 items for sale. Uncle Jim (or anyone else on your list) is bound to find something they like at Amazon, and if you purchase a gift card for $35 or more, you ensure that your recipient will get free shipping with their gift purchase!

Product Review: Aero Knife

I recently had the opportunity to test the Aero Knife. I’m sure many of you have seen the infomercial for this product at some point. I was very impressed with this product; it’s lightweight and easy to handle. It cuts through things like hard and soft cheese with ease, which we all know can be difficult without the correct knife.  Most knives either break up the cheese or the cheese sticks to it and you spend most of the time prying the cheese off the side of the knife. Not the case with the Aero Knife. I also tried it on tomatoes; it cut them razor-thin, just like chef Ming Tsai demonstrates in the commercial.

The knife is laser-cut forged stainless steel and guaranteed to stay sharp for as long as you own it.  The package states it ‘never needs sharpening’. I will have to take their word for it as I haven’t owned it long enough to say if it will dull in time.

The manufacturer recommends that you hand wash and immediately dry this product after use to avoid prolonged exposure to acidic substances that could damage the blade. This knife is NOT recommended for cutting through bone, as it will damage the blade. It is also NOT recommended that you try sharpening your Aero Knife with a conventional knife sharpener; it will damage the Eternal Edge.

All in all, I give the Aero Knife an A+

One final tip: when cleaning the knife, use a small brush to clean vs. a wash cloth or sponge; it will do a better job getting into those serrated edges.

This product used to be available only through Telebrands. Now you can get it on Amazon!

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Blue Apron Meal Delivery Review & Contest!

As busy working Mom’s and Dad’s we are always looking for a way to cut down on our meal time cooking and preparation so when I heard about Blue Apron I thought this sounds like a wonderful solution.

Blue Apron is a fresh meal (uncooked) delivery service that puts together meals for you and your family and ships them directly to your door – shipping is always free.  All you have to do is cook and serve them.  They take all the guess work out of meal planning and send you exactly what you need to prepare a nightly meal for your family.  No more running to the market after work in a panic, everything you need to prepare your meal is included.  Each box contains all the fresh ingredients including meat, fish or poultry, all the veggies you need, the fresh herbs and spices,  sauces, whatever is necessary to prepare that particular meal.  They even have a vegetarian meal plan for those who prefer a vegetarian diet.  What could be easier?

Open the box of meals from Blue Apron that comes directly to your home in dry ice and marvel over the wonderful fresh ingredients straight from artisanal purveyors.  Blue Apron takes pride in using only the freshest ingredients from local farmers with an emphasis on sustainable practices.

Your box will also include beautiful color 8 x 10 recipe cards for each meal you order so that there is no guessing – it’s all right there for you so just follow along and your meal will be ready in approximately 35 minutes. 

So you’re thinking “This must be a fortune!” – actually you are incorrect.  Blue Apron meals, which include all the items I described above, run from $9.99 per person per meal – you cannot even eat at a fast food restaurant for $10 per person today.  Here you are getting fresh wholesome food to serve your family. I’m not even sure you could duplicate everything that comes in the box for that price if you tried doing so by purchasing the ingredients in your local super market.  

So you’re a working Mom or Dad and you won’t be home when your Blue Apron box is delivered – don’t panic, the food is carefully packaged in a refrigerated box (dry ice) that will last until you get home.  

Want to skip a week or two – no problem.  There is no contract to sign and you can stop delivery at any time but I’m positive you won’t want to when you see what comes in your Blue Apron box.  

I cannot stress enough how much I love Blue Apron especially for a working Mom like me.  Yes I know I may not leave the home to go out to work but maintaining my blog and Facebook page are a 10+ hour day for me so any help I can get preparing meals I’m all for it.  

Sign up today at  Blue Apron You can pick the 2, 4 or 6 person meal plan per week!  Each plan comes with 3 complete meals for 3 days/nights.  If you are a 2-person family signing up for the 6 person plan would give you enough for meals form more nights of food.


Click the video link at the top of the page and see my box of goodies from Blue Apron!

Excited about Blue Apron well the kind folks at Blue Apron have offered to give one lucky Rosey The Coupon Coach follower a FREE one-time 3 day 2 person meal delivery to try their wonderful service. Be sure to read the contest rules before entering.  You don’t want to be disqualified for not following the rules.