Coffee Maker Product Review: Ninja Coffee Bar

Hello everyone! Today I’m trying a new kind of post: a product review. I was able to bring home a sample product to try out from Heartland America. In the name of disclaimers and complete honesty, these will be my honest, personal opinions and are not necessarily the views of Heartland America. This post is solely sponsored by Heartland America; the manufacturer of Ninja products is not affiliated with this post in any way. Ok now that that’s done we can move on to the review.

Today I am taking a closer look at the Ninja CF081 Coffee Bar coffee maker. First thing to note is that this coffee maker only takes loose coffee grounds. Sorry no pods or k-cups here. But that does mean you can make a full pot of coffee as well as a single cup or travel size mug.

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Get Back to Cleaning Routines with a DIY Magnetic Cleaning Calendar

Hello all! I hope your back to school preparations are going smoothly. Kids around the country are already back in class. But here in Minnesota, most schools truly begin after Labor Day. Just one last hooray before it’s back to homework and school schedules. It’s not the most fun, but it is nice to get into the everyday groove once again. Sadly my cleaning routine escaped out the window when I opened up my house this summer. But with the coming autumn, I’ll get it back in line. To help my cleaning become a manageable routine, I created this magnetic cleaning calendar that I know you’ll love too!

Magnetic Cleaning Calendar DIY with 2 Free Printables

Rustic and refined, this cleaning calendar is a fantastic addition to your family command center. The metal and kraft paper create farmhouse charm in this chart. The printout is clear with a pleasant font thats cute but still easy to read. With a fresh white frame and cute button magnets, your family will enjoy checking off their chores. There’s even a daily cleaning printout and a weekly deep cleaning printout. So you can easily maintain a clean and cozy home.

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12 Fantastic Summer Products for You and Your Family

Hello everyone! How’s your summer going? So far my family and I have had a great summer. But it’s been much busier than I anticipated, and there is not much left. I have to make the most of it. That’s why I want to share some products with you to help you get the most out of summer. Whether you have already worn out your summer shoes, are looking for a nighttime activity for your family, or simply need a few more ways to keep cool, I have something for you. So check out these fantastic summer products now available at Heartland America.

First we have a selection of women’s shoes to keep up with the hectic summer pace.
Women’s Fuchsia Physique Running Shoes, Women’s Silver Tempo Running Shoes, Women’s Black Volitation Running Shoes, Women’s Purple Aqua Shoes

Keep things comfy and bright with this pair of Physique running shoes from Fila. The breathable mesh and adorable color gives style and comfort to your casual summer. With interior padding and durable rubber soles, your feet will stay in peak condition whether you are out for a run or dashing around the mall. Read more

Enhance Your Summer Staycation with 3 Hammock Hacks

Hello! I hope you all are having a fun summer. It’s been a very hot, humid, and rainy summer here in Minnesota. But there has been a couple of beautiful days to enjoy the sunshine. For those of us who aren’t planning a vacation this summer, it is especially important to make the most of those perfect days. That’s right. There will be no vacation for me this summer. But there is something I’m beginning to plan for next year. This year I’ll enjoy a relaxing staycation at home. Since I want to save money for a bigger vacation, I’ll make the most of what I already have. Therefore I decided on 3 hammock hacks to savor my relaxation time.

3 Hammock Hacks

These three hacks are quick, easy, and great for any size hammock. First you won’t lose your book or your place in it with a cute book strap hack. Second you make a drink holder to keep your favorite iced beverage close and keep it from spilling. Finally the pillowcase brings it all together while keeping your pillow in place. With these hacks you can just relax and better enjoy your invaluable lounge time.

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Embrace the Dots with an Adorable DIY for Your Home: Polka Dot Rug

Hello everyone! The sun is shining, birds are singing, and the weather is absolutely delightful. It makes me so very happy! I really can’t get enough of this weather. And the weather should be fantastic for Mother’s Day which is less than 2 weeks away. My mom loves polka dots. So this year I wanted to make her something polka dot related for her home. I decided to brush off my latch hooking skills and make her this adorable polka dot rug. It’s so soft and plush and perfect for my mom. It turned out so cute, that I just might have to make one for myself.

Polka Dot Rug DIY

Big fluffy pom-poms and long latch hook hoops give an extra plush feeling. The bulky yarn creates a soft and dense texture that is a joy to experience. With the polka dot design, this rug is a darling edition to any room.

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Add Rustic Charm to Your Easter Decor: DIY Nest Centerpiece

Happy Spring everyone! It is officially spring, and I can’t wait for the warmer temperatures. But we still have snow in Minnesota. A little snow can’t stop us hearty Minnesotans. If the snow hasn’t melted by Easter, we’ll just have to hunt eggs wrapped in plastic baggies like I remember doing as a child on several occasions. While I have to wait and see what the weather is up to, I can focus on making my Easter table beautiful. This year I wanted to make a centerpiece that was beautiful but didn’t overpower the table. Taking a cue from the birds I made a woven nest centerpiece.

Nest Centerpiece

This whimsical take on an avian home is a fantastic addition to any Easter decor. Transform a wire basket and an old book into this one of a kind celebration of spring. All you need is one weekend and a few basic craft supplies to create this charming DIY.

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Fend off the Snow and Keep Cozy with these Great Winter Products

Good day everyone! I hope your Valentine’s Day was full of love and sweet surprises. While mine was fantastic, the cold and snow of a Minnesota winter is a little discouraging. I can’t head for warmer climates so I need to make the most of it. So I decided to put together a collection of items to help you beat the winter blues.

One of the best ways to keep the blues at bay is to make your home warm and cozy.

Warm Up Your Home - Winter Products 2018
Retro-Fit Stainless Steel Shower Panel, Softie Twin Down Alternative Comforter, Electric Stove Fireplace Heater, Infrared Tower Heater, Charcoal Velour Blanket, Northpoint Deer Print Berber Blanket

Banish the winter chilled with a warm relaxing shower. This stainless steel shower panel delivers a spa feel without a complete bathroom remodel. The retro-fit design using your existing plumbing. So it’s easy to install. You will love the three adjustable shower jets, ergonomic shower-head and a hand-held sprayer. It’s perfect for turning any shower into the ideal place to warm up.

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Add Some Light to Your Spooky Decor with 3 DIY Halloween Mini String Light Shades

Happy autumn everyone! I hope your fall is going wonderfully. The weather and colors could not be nicer here in Minnesota. We’ve been enjoying the cool weather and glorious sunshine. It makes me want to either go out for a walk or curl up at home with a good book and a cup of tea. But Halloween is approaching, and my home is lacking in cute holiday decor. Since Halloween is less than two weeks away, I need something fun and quick to decorate with. A couple years ago I made adorable 4th of July mini shades, so this Halloween I decided to make three different mini shades for sting lights.

3 DIY Halloween Mini Shades

Paint, hot glue, and a bit of spooky inspiration transform simple plastic cups into darling Halloween decor. Simple to make, these mini shades bring a delightful treat to normal string lights. This is a great project to do with your kids. You can fill the string lights with one kind or all three shades for a wickedly cute addition to your Halloween decor.

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A Simple and Fun Way to Bring Your Family Together: DIY S’mores Maker

Hello everyone! How has your summer been so far? Are you ready for school to start? Yeah, me neither. We are trying to get every last ounce of fun out of summer while we still can. And making s’mores is one of the best ways to savor summer. But between thunderstorms, bugs, and no place for a fire pit, I created a portable s’mores maker (or a mini fire pit) that can go indoors and out.

Indoor-Outdoor S'mores Maker - Fun and Easy DIY to Bring the Family Together

Using lava rock and canned heat, you can make this tabletop s’mores maker. The lava rock keeps the container from heating up and is lightweight. So you can take it anywhere. The canned heat is easy to use and replace. And there’s no sparks or ash to worry about. The s’mores maker is perfect for indoors, tiny decks, or even taking on a picnic.

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Treat Your Mom to Something Special this Mother’s Day

Good morning everyone! Spring has officially sprung, and these April showers are sure to bring out beautiful May flowers. My family and I have been enjoying the weather when we can, but no one likes to be soggy and cold. At least everything is turning a lovely shade of green. It’s easy to get caught up in the joys of Spring, but don’t forget Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away!

There’s still time to order something special for your mom this Mother’s day. Or to give your man a little nudge in the right gift giving direction. This week I have put together an assortment of gift ideas for relaxing, cooking, and enjoying the backyard. All of these great gifts are available at Heartland America while supplies last.

Mothers do so much for their family and friends; they deserved to be pampered with any of these gifts.
Mother's Day Gifts to pamper your mom.
Liteaid Anytime Jacuzzi Jet, St. John’s Medical Foot Spa, Tonusa Stainless Steel Shower Panel, Queen Size Sherpa Blanket, Standard Memory Foam Pillows

There’s nothing like unwinding in a Jacuzzi. With the Anytime Jacuzzi Jet, you can turn any tub into a relaxing oasis. It sticks to the side of the tub and easily removes so you can take it anywhere. The adjustable jets gives you just the right kind of jet where you need it most.

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