There's no denying that Christmas is right around the corner and as much as I try to not get into the "stuff" of Christmas, it's hard to not get sucked into the ooooh's and ahhh's of the years hottest items. Fortunately I was able to test some of the years hot commodities in the latest Acorn Box which is like giving a box of candy to a four year old. I am the four year old in this equation and the candy is these five items below that you, yes you, must now either add to your Christmas wish list or buy for somebody on yours. Being that I am a kitchen junkie [is there really a better room in the house?] this month's box sent my cooking [errrrr, eating] heart into a fluttering state. Lets get this party started [psssst - make sure to get to the end where you can enter to win ALL of these goodies!]...
So kids, whether you believe it or not I have never owned a blender [that worked], a juicer, a mixer or anything with a switch that makes the most daunting of tasks fun and so easy it's stupid. That is until now with this incredible piece of machinery, also known as the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Blender.
Aside from being beautiful, slim [which is perfect for storing inside a cabinet], and ultra modern - this blender is like one of those Olympic athletes that you just don't believe is really that good, because how? But they are and so is this. This blender takes the guesswork out of making your favorite juices, dips [hummus anyone?] and other delicious items with its auto-IQ technology which sets the appropriate time and counts down for you on its digital display timer. You simply fill one of your cups [either 18 oz or 24 oz] with your ingredients [whole fruits and veggies are perfect], turn it on and let it use its auto IQ technology to deliver you the perfect consistency of juice in the matter of seconds. Unscrew your cup from the base, screw on the lid and you are good to go for the day! The cleanup is incredibly easy [literally, next to none] and well, have I said that I loved this yet? Truly the blender of the year. If you have been wanting to give juicing a try, look no further. Here's what I put in mine...
Jam Packed Juice:
1 Handful Spinach
1 Handful Rasperries
The juice was delicious [I mean that 110%] and I am already dreaming up new recipes to try in this amazing blender. You can find this at both Walmart and Walmart.com.
2. Signature Tea Company
Now that we've covered juice, we should cover tea- winter's way of telling us that we are loved :) A couple of things concerning this tea, the packaging. I'm a sucker for a shiny gold lid. I'm even more of a sucker for a shiny gold lid with heavenly tasting tea packed inside. This Signature Tea Co. is found at Walmart and has several different great tasting, soothing flavors. I sampled the Organic Chamomile, Peppermint [my favorite], Antioxidant Green Tea and Jasmine Tea.
This is a great stocking stuffer idea or a great item to have on hand at all times for Christmas company!
3. Sharpie Extreme Marker Set
Sharpies, who doesn't love these bad boys? They are like America's favorite past time, or at least mine. The great thing about these Sharpies you ask? They are fade resistant which means they can withhold UV rays, snow, rain, mud, etc and can be used on a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, glass, and so on. Because I love to keep track of our meals, I've been labeling our Hello Fresh meals with the day of the week we are going to eat it so we remember which meat we need to grab out of the freezer that morning [a hard thing to remember, believe me...ooops, no thawed meat - going out to eat it is!] however this has helped.
The organized side of my heart is just so happy right now. These Extreme Fade Resistant Sharpie markers can be found at Walmart, Target, Office Depot and Office Max.
Because we try to eat a lot at home during the week which you can see from above, that means we also have a lot of leftovers. I am a huge food storage person as the container has to keep the items not just fresh but also nice looking [who wants their food in ugly containers?!] and it needs to hold a lot, because well because I eat a lot. These Rubbermaid 5-cup containers meet all of these qualifications. Rather than gifting your present in a boring box that gets thrown away, put it in these pretty containers that they can then use for whatever their heart desires in the future!
You know what comes alongside the Holidays right? Hosting. When I realized that this knife set came with a sandwich spreader, paring knife, tomato knife and utility knife I was all sorts of excited because OH MY GOSH I AM AN ADULT NOW. I didn't know a tomato knife was a thing but it is and now I'm going cut tomatoes all day long because I can. Oh the freedom! These knives are the real deal. And by that I mean sharp. I tested the paring knife on the lemon and slice, right through the thing like butter. I felt very ninja like.
The sandwich spreader works great with dips so we found out when shoving our face full of hummus.
Have a chef in your family? You can now scratch their Christmas gift off your list. You're welcome. You can find this great Chicago Cutlery Knife Set at Walmart.
And now for the best part of all, you [yes! you!] have the chance to win this month's Acorn Box which means you will receive all of the 5 items below, lucky you! All you have to do to enter is click here! Good luck!
This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence, but all opinions are 100% my own.