Monday, January 25, 2016

Katterbok - Finally a place for those bloody plugs! #Giveaway

Finally a place for those bloody plugs!

     I have been stretching my ears over the last 6 months or so. As many of you know stretching your ears can be slightly painful but the reward is great once your finished, you have beautifully stretched ears, given that you stretched them correctly. Since I have started stretching I have been obsessed...yes obsessed with buying cute plugs and tunnels. I believe I started collecting 00g plugs when I was at an 8g. It is my goal size and I will make it there eventually (I am at a 0g), so I have accumulated a few pairs. The issues with buying new plugs is where do you put them? 

     My previous storage option consisted of a clear tacklebox that I found at Walmart. It was inexpensive, ugly and it stored my plugs. Unfortunately I also had to keep it hidden, after all ... its ugly. I also started to accumulate a larger number of plugs which would no longer fit in the tacklebox... this left me with a dilemma, where was I going to put them? Yep thats right ... I threw my investment in a drawer, I know I am ashamed. If you are a fellow ear stretcher you know, buying plugs can become an investment, they aren't cheap and you don't want to throw them in a drawer!

     I was searching through Etsy one day looking for any type of cute and practical storage that I could find when I happened upon KatterBok. Katterbok is a company that is owned by Kate Shelley. She knows her stuff! I had some questions before receiving my box and she knew exactly what I needed for storage. She explained the different boxes that they offered as well as the quantity each box was able to hold in my plug size and my want to be plug size. Also her slogan is adorable! Finally a place for those bloody plugs... I love it! Once I had decided on a box Kate sent it my way... quickly!

     Shipping was super fast! I received my box within 3 days of ordering! It came beautifully wrapped with craft paper and a burlap string. It looked like something you would order from a very high end boutique. 

I absolutely couldn't wait to get into it. When I opened the package I wasn't disappointed! Kate had helped my chose the perfect box for me. It is able to hold multiple sizes where I was not yet where I wanted to be. And it can hold 70... yes 70 pair of my goal size, along with 35 pair of another size plug... currently I have both 2g and 0g plugs in that sheet. My Katterbok holds three foam sheets that protect your plugs. Each sheet holds your plugs firmly in place, if you watch my YouTube video below you can see that you can shake the foam sheet and your plugs will stay in them without slipping or falling out.

     If my plug collection grows enough in the future that I require another box for storage I will be going to Katterbok. Katterbok is very affordable! All of their boxes range from $30-$50. Each box is unique and absolutely beautiful and is made to fit your personal plug storage needs! Finally a storage box that you don't have to hide in a drawer!

    Now for the moment you've been waiting for! The GIVEAWAY! The only requirement to enter is to head over and subscribe to our YouTube Channel! You can get extra entries by visiting KatterBox and/or telling me your stretching story... this giveaway will go until 2/8/16 with options for daily entries :) As your prize you will win One KatterBok of your choice from KatterBox on Etsy!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

We Are Now On YouTube!

     We have come to YouTube! Right now we do not have many followers as we have just started the account. I look forward to this addition to the blog. We will be posting video reviews and random vlogging! Our YouTube channel will also participate in our giveaways, so make sure that you follow our channel! There will be a giveaway and review coming in the near future!

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Green Tree Coffee & Tea

Green Tree Coffee & Tea

     First off hello! It sure has been a long time since we have seen each other! I have been insanely busy with work, and getting healthy. I had a procedure almost a year ago now that caused some complications with my health and it has taken time to heal. In that time I took a bit of a hiatus to concentrate on my health. Now that I am on the mend and doing better its time to come back and I have missed the blog and all of you! On the bright side with the time I have had off I have thought of new companies to review, blog giveaways and more! There are exciting things in the future for Sparkling Reviews!

Let's get to the fun part! In my time away I have found a love for loose leaf teas. From surgery I have built up a lot of intolerances to foods and drinks so I have turned my attention to more natural options. For my drinks I have been drinking an insane amount of tea. Loose leaf tea is kind of hard to find near my town where I live.  Luckily in order to meet my ex-husband for my daughters weekends with him, I found this little gem! 

Green Tree Coffee and Tea in Lincolnville, Maine. It has a delightful rustic charm, right down to gas lanterns outside their front door. When you walk in, its as though you are transported to a country cabin. Its warm and inviting! The staff is knowledgeable about the contents of the store and are super friendly. They are like talking to a friend you haven't seen in years. 

They have a large selection of loose leaf teas and coffee. They also have local goods such as granola, honey, and chocolates. Lets not forget the amazing biscotti that is made by a local lady just for Green Leaf! You can't get it anywhere else, and it will be the best thing you have ever tasted! When I go in I have to grab at least 3 bags! Its one of my favorite treats. 

All of the coffee and teas are self serve. You grab a little white bag and start "window shopping" the teas. Each tea is in a labeled container with a little silver scoop in each. You can grab as much or as little as you'd like. Then you weigh the bag and place the weight on the bag for them to check you out when your finished. I also find it useful that on each tag it will also tell you what that tea is good for... relaxation, colds ect. 

Upon making the tea you can tell that the teas a fresh. I must admit I have never tried their coffee before, mainly because I can't get passed the tea. As I said I am a major tea drinker. I start my day with tea and I finish it with tea. Their selection makes it easy to try different teas each time. There is a huge option for different blends and types of teas. They even have a kind called fortune cookie... it takes like a liquid fortune cookie! 

Beyond teas and coffee they also have a great selection of tea pots, coffee presses, tumblers ect. There is something for everyone and a great place to get a unique gift!

Luckily if you aren't from Maine, or not planning a vacation anytime soon you can still order from Green Tree off of their website. If you are able to make into the store, make sure to hit their coffee bar! They have specialty coffee and tea drink options including a Au Cafe Lait, which is extremely authentic. It reminds me of the same Au Cafe Lait that I had at a tiny cafe when I visited France. It is hard to find a place that makes an authentic Au Cafe Lait, and once you try one its like you are transported to a little cafe in the south of France.

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*Disclaimer* ***These photos were taken from Google, they do not belong to me in anyway shape or form. No compensation or product was supplied for this review, I just really love this company and think more people should know about it!****
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