5 Things You Need To Try

Butter Baked Goods: Rose Marshmallow

The only Marshmallow that is AS GOOD as my homemade recipe, Butter Baked Goods – Rose Marshmallows, get it at Dean and Deluca

Lightly flavored with Rose water, these fluffy heavenly squares are perfectly sweet and addictive!

Swingline PowerEase Stapler

If you staple anything during the day, do your poor hands a favor and get the Swingline PowerEase stapler. No more having to push with all your might trying to get a staple through thick sheets of paper, this handy little guy goes through up to 25 sheets of paper with 70% less force required compared to traditional staplers. I found it was much easier to use then the Staples Reduce Effort staplers, and doesnt have as much annoying snap-back. Its one of those office products that I would chain to my desk (if that didnt look so ugly) because my coworkers tend to get sneaky with other peoples stuff.

Contessa MicroSteam Garlic Chicken Penne

I cook, but not as often as I wish I could, because I actually enjoy it. I am all for easy to prepare dinners, but often this means you compromise on taste. So I went in trying Contessas Micro Steam meals with a little hesitation, not only is it a meal in a bag (like Bertolli’s) but it also is microwaveable, and it cooks right in the bag!

So this is the preparation: Take bag out of freezer, throw it in microwave for 6 minutes, open bag and dump onto plates and enjoy with husband.

Mmm. It was actually very good! We tried the Garlic Chicken Penne, and the asparagus pieces tasted fresh, the pasta sauce and mushrooms were perfectly cooked. The chicken was pretty good too. I give this high praise because in the end, you dont have to wash a skillet! Get a coupon for $1.50 off here

GeoDefense for iPhone

My next review is for all the lovers of iPhone users out there, for which I am one. And dont get me started on how much I love my iPhone! <3! I was addicted to Bejeweled for a good 4 months, until I found GeoDefense, a game about setting up laser shooting towers, and such, around a maze that these little alien pacmen travel down. Your goal is to stop them from getting to the end of the maze.

For each Alien you destroy, you gain $, which you can use to buy more lazers and gun towers.

The Aliens move at different speeds, and have different weaknesses, so you need to diversify your defense plan in order to succeed.

Fast paced, and frustratingly addictive. There is a free version available, so I’ll let you check it out for yourself.

Last but certainly not least…

Twitter

I tried twitter for the first time about a year ago. I didn’t follow anyone, I just started tweeting all sorts of random useless rants about my commute, and about a week later, I decided – this sucks, and I stopped twittering.

I came back in February 2010 with the idea I would try it a little different the second go ’round. This time, I began following massive amounts of people – regular people like me, news sources, and people with similar interests in food, coupons etc..

After about a week, I realized I was hooked, and after a month, I realized this was a life changer. I was now a dedicated twitterer. I started connecting and making friends with people all around the world. Martha Stewart actually followed me, and I can remember dancing and jumping up and down, she is my favorite human.

After a month, I was more connected to what was happening in the world than most people I knew, and interestingly enough – I found that I was reading news sites and exploring the web much more in hopes that I could find something interesting to share with my followers (i call them “Fellowers” it sounds so much less imperialistic!).

Ultimately, everyone can benefit from twitter, whether you want to give to it, and take (as I do), or just give (like some celebs do, who dont follow anyone, just post about whatever it is that they are doing at the moment), or just take. There is something here for everyone, and thats why iLike it!

Until next time!

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5 Things You Need To Try

I know you’re all busy, so I’ll keep this brief. Here’s my list of 5 really AWESOME things that you must try. Now. Okay, you don’t have to go out and get it now, but I’m telling you,
you want to try them soon, because your life will be improved by a
small measure if you do. Ofcourse in my typical iTryiLike fashion, my
products are just about anything, except for fashion (I’m sorry I know
nothing about personal style).. So here it is:

Harvest Song Sour Cherry Preserve

Tart, bright delicious little sour cherry chunks in a sweet preserve, perfect paired with a good sheeps milk cheese. This will definitely impress your snobby cheese friends at your next party.

Kates Farm Fresh Butter From Maine

Purest creamiest butter ever. Put it on a really quality warm blueberry muffin and this will literally explode in your mouth. You will be dancing, it’s that good.

Pentel Energel Pen

Ok, so as you can see, I’m protecting my stash of pentel energel pens in a secret drawer. I won’t tell you the location- alright it’s in my office, but the door is locked so don’t even try it. So the pen is perfect, smooth flowing ink that doesn’t smudge and never stops flowing, until alas, the pen is empty. Genius.

Ciao Bella – Key Lime and Graham Cracker

The perfect mix of tart sweet lime and a fine Graham cracker dust mixed all throughout. It’s a delicious key lime gelato, refreshing and very true to the key lime pie.

And lastly, for all you super busy folks…

Audible.com



This is a life changing website for people who enjoy audiobooks.. I remember way back in the day when I had to shell out $30 bucks for books on tape, now I pay a subscription of $14.95 each month and get 1 book credit per month, and you can roll the credits forward. Perfect for moms who don’t have time to read, or commuters like me who spend all too much time going to work..

Alright, that’s all for now. Hope you try and like!

-Yvette