El Gato Malo Coffee Press Review

My husband and I are true coffee lovers.  When we have friends over for a party, they expect a great cup of coffee.  We love to provide a wonderful brew and sit around talking with our cup filled over and over.  There's nothing better than catching up with good friends over delicious coffee.

In the past, we've used most every type of coffee maker.  The drip machine is our most often used, but we've also used a percolator.  The first time we've tried a French Press Coffee maker was when we went to a trendy restaurant with some friends.  The waitress brought us a glass French Press, so it was fun to use and we enjoyed the coffee a lot.  But, we didn't buy one for our home.

Then, I was thrilled to be offered a review opportunity from El Gato Malo!  They sent me their beautiful, shiny stainless steel French Press Coffee maker to try.  I was so excited and my husband was, too.  This heavy and great quality item had the look of a kitchen appliance that would last forever!  

How about a coffee maker with no plug-in?  Isn't that a great thing?  I know I loved it.  Reading the directions, I found it to be very simple to use.  We made our first pot and it was truly delicious.  The coffee tasted more rich than the drip coffee.  We were very eager to try it out on our guests for a little Christmas get-together that we had planned.  The Christmas holidays are a perfect time to get together with friends and loved ones.

I prepared a few Christmas goodies to share.  The Old-Time Sugar Cookies are a Christmas favorite for young and old.  This buttery cookie is made from scratch.  I love making these labor-intensive cookies with old-fashioned ingredients and rolling them out.  It's fun to cut them out into Christmas trees or angels and baking them.  The delicious icing and sprinkles gives such a festive presentation to our holiday party.  Now, if I can just keep the family from eating them before the guests arrive, we'll be set.

I also made a drop cookie that everyone loves with chocolate, peanut-butter and oatmeal.  This is my guys favorite treat, so I made a huge batch!  They're easy to make, and never any left on the plate.  We also have nuts and mints.  So, plenty of treats are available for snacking.  But, the hit of the party was most definitely the coffee from our El Gato Malo Coffee Press!

We loved every drop and made two pots with our new El Gato Coffee Press.  The guests asked about the beautiful press, because they had never seen a stainless steel coffee press before.  We talked about the advantages of stainless steel over glass.  It is so much better than glass, because glass ones can easily break.  El Gato's is made for the dishwasher, and that's including all the parts!

You're going to want an El Gato Coffee Press for your home, too.  And, because it's Stainless Steel, you can easily pack it in your suitcase and take it with you when you travel.  There are no worries about it breaking in your suitcase.

I hope you enjoyed this review and will try out the El Gato Coffee Press for yourself.  I know you'll love it!  We certainly love it here at our home.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  I was given an El Gato Coffee Press in exchange for an honest review of the product.  The review is my 100% honest opinion of the product.
@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Christmas Deals with Groupon Goods

This is a sponsored post.  As with all my posts, this contains 100% my own opinion.

Groupon Goods

Christmas shoppers are bombarded with deals on gift items.  Everyone loves a great deal, and Groupon Goods has something for everyone on your Christmas list.  Visiting Groupon Goods will truly wow you with the unbelievable variety of items.  The prices are so low, I had to look twice!

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over 100,000 sold

Aduro AQUASound Bluetooth Shower Speaker: 86% Off

This deal is just one example of items that can be found at Groupon Goods-For the Home.  The other Categories are:

Women’s Fashion
Men’s Fashion
Baby, Kids, & Toys
Jewelry & Watches
Health & Beauty
Sports & Outdoors
Grocery, Household, & Pets

Auto & Home Improvement
Don’t these categories interest you?  There really are gifts for everyone.  You’ll find all sorts of bargains that you’ll want to buy for yourself, too.  I certainly was excited to see so many “steals”.  I wish I could post them all.  So, please check them out for yourself.

Lil’ Rider FX Battery-Powered 3-Wheel Bike is also selling like crazy!
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So cute and also comes in blue!

Are you looking for a Surveillance System for your home?  You can save 70% off of the D-Link DCS-934L Day/Night WiFi Surveillance Cameras with Remote Viewing.  Now, this is a real deal!
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One category that caught my eye was Electronics-Musical Instruments.  There are guitars for everyone: acoustic and electric, beginner-sized and full size.  Groupon Goods also has band instruments and drum sets.  Also, accessories are there for your band-microphones and speakers of all types.
Groupon Goods Drum Set

75% Off the Pyle Electronic Drum Kit

Groupon Goods has quite a few refurbished products, which enable you to buy top items at low, low prices.  I saw an Apple Watch Sport for $219 (refurbished) in 38mm or 42mm.  Over 10,000 of these have been sold.  A gorgeous Blue Topaz necklace with 14K White Gold Plating was 93% off.  Many gifts had stocking-stuffer prices, but these were no stocking-stuffers!

I could go on and on with examples of the best deals I’ve seen this Christmas season.  But, I’ll just encourage you to check it out for yourself.  You’ll be eager to wrap up any and all of the deals you find at Groupon Goods.

@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

ChronicAlly Box Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. This is a sponsored post. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

ChronicAlly Box Review

If you live with a Chronic Illness, you need a Chronic Ally.  It's true that when we live with daily illness and pain, a support system provides encouragement and hope.  When you think about special gifts that cheer and encourage you, it puts a smile on your face, doesn't it?

The Chronic Ally Box is a support system that puts a smile on your face.  It's a subscription box that specializes in bringing cheer and encouragement to those of us that live with chronic illness.  It's a real Chronic Ally!

I was so thrilled to be able to do a review for ChronicAlly Box.  It was wonderful to anticipate the package and wonder what great items would be inside.  It was even better than I expected, because when I opened it, lots of pink came spilling out!

ChronicAlly Box Review open

The pink and white was so pretty, I felt a smile on my face already!  I love pink and I couldn't wait to tear into those inner packages and see what was inside.  Something about being chronically ill, I don't shop for myself anymore.  Staying home in my pajamas or sweats, I just don't feel like shopping.  And most of my money goes for medicine, insurance and doctor's appointments.  This feels like Christmas!

ChronicAlly Box Review contents

Look at all the wonderful goodies inside my box!  A You Got This! mug, a Chai Spice Lip Balm from HURRAW!, a Teaspot Tuffy filter/infuser, Tea Spot Tea, and Clarity Bath Bag.  These wonderful, high-quality and natural products will bring me many hours of comfort and relaxation.  Isn't this something we all desire when we have chronic illnesses?

ChronicAlly Box Review Bath Bag

The wonderful Clarity Bath Bag is a little linen bag that comes with my bag of wonderful herbs and salts.  I just fill the bag and then add the bag to my bath.  Now, my bath becomes a wonderful, soothing spa.  It smells great and helps to relax my muscles.  Here are the ingredients: Ultra Epsom Salt, Himalayan Se Salt, Organic Pink Roses, Organic Lemongrass, and Organic Peppermint.  Don't you wish you had a bathtub with this in it, now?

ChronicAlly Box Review tea

This lovely package is from the Tea Spot.  The tea blend is called "Meditative Mind".  It contains White Tea, Jasmine Pearl Green Tea, Rosebuds & Petals.  You just add 1 heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce of water.  To make the tea, boil water, and then cool for 3 minutes.  Steep for two minutes to four minutes.  This package will make at least five servings.  It is very delicious and doesn't need any sugar!

ChronicAlly Box Review Tuffy Steeper

The Tuffy Steeper is wonderful!  It's made of silicone, and is used for loose leaf tea.  It's great because it's collapsible and can easily be collapsed and put in your purse or bag.  Then, you can have fresh tea wherever you go.  The lid can also be used as a little stand, if you like.  I love this great little infuser that fits perfectly down in my cup.

ChronicAlly Box Review Tuffy Mug

Isn't that the cutest?  I love the red color, too.  Next, is the wonderful tea/coffee mug.  It's a perfect size, but not too heavy.  Many of my huge coffee mugs have gotten too heavy for my painful hands, wrists, and fingers.  But, this mug is fairly lightweight.  The phrase, "You Got This" is very positive and the gold writing and handle are really attractive.  I think you'll love the look!

ChronicAlly Box Review Mug Trio

You'll love this set!  I know I'm so happy with it and use it so often.  I love the mug more than anything else, because I drink coffee everyday!  But, the tea is so refreshing, soothing and comforting, I drink it for more of a treat.  I know this brew is more healthy, too.

So, if you're interested in getting a wonderful Self-Care box every month from ChronicAlly, just visit and sign up for your own special gift.  ChronicAlly has many ways to subscribe.  There are different levels and prices, so you can afford to treat yourself or someone you love.  Visit them today and see what is best for you.  

@2017, copyright Lisa Ehrman

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