Friday, November 14, 2014

Zep Cleaning Mission Review

Morning all. One of my newest "missions" I have gotten to try thanks to Crowdtap is Zep all around cleaner and disinfectant spray. They gave me four bottles in total to try. The first one I tried was the all around cleaner & degreaser with OXY. All in all I thought it was a good cleaner. It got up stains on my white counter right away. It wiped away clean with no residue. I tried it on my oven and that was the only place I would say the product fell short. It says on the bottle you can leave it on a minute and wipe it off. So I did, thinking it would clean the stains on the bottom. But to my surprise it dried up a bit. Made it hard to wipe off. When I did some of the dirt came up but no where near what I was expecting. I would rate the cleaning product a 4 out of 5 stars. If it cleaned the stove better, would have been perfect 5. I like that it didn't have any harsh bleach chemicals. It was clear.
The second bottle I tried was the disinfectant spray. It says it kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria on contact. I love any sprays like this because I clean a lot. I try and stay healthy. I actually rarely get sick. Maybe twice a year. So keeping a germ free home is very important to me. Especially this time of year when there is so much going around. The spray was also clear. No harsh smells. You just spray wherever. What I did was I would clean with the regular all around spray. Then I'd go over the counters and handles, bathroom etc and spray the disinfectant to kill any germs lurking. I forgot to mention another good quality the other spray had that I just thought of. You can use it anywhere which is great and cost effective. It says on the bottle, use on any surface. Bathroom. Kitchen. Any type of counters. Etc. That's another reason why I gave it four stars :)

Would I purchase this product again? Yes, if it was on sale.
Would I go out of my way to make sure I had to have it all the time? Probably not.
The best natural cleaners and most effective for me have been the method cleaning products. Unfortunately I never find them on sale in my local stores so I don't always buy them. They are about $5 per bottle.
But again, if these were on sale I would buy again. They were good at cleaning. Disinfected which is the most important. And no harsh smells. I think they are worth a try guys!
Has anyone tried these products before I'd love to hear your thoughts ??

Signing off a " Clean " Coffee Diva

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Black Friday Coffee Deals

Good afternoon. I write to you from a sad place today. My cousin passed away the other night from ALS. It's such a sad disease because there is no cure. My heart goes out to his family. To all the families dealing with this heavy burden every day. I find that I am a pretty positive person, but some times too much weighs on you. And you inevitably give in to being depressed. I felt like that last night. One of our fish died too. My husband is still looking for work. It's just ridiculous that there are no positions for hire. It all just gets to be too much. But I woke up today. And still found so many things to be thankful and positive for. In spite of all of that.
That's when you know you have courage and faith. When you can smile when things get tough and all signs say give up.
If anyone is reading this and needs some cheering up or a little Hope. I am here for you. Don't falter. Brighter days will be ahead. Hang tight. I am here in the journey with you :)

Here are a few things to cheer you up a little. Black Friday Coffee Deals!!! Some of these I have found so far:

JCPenny has their black Friday ad out. I took a peak and here are the coffee deals as listed:

* Cuisinart 10 cup thermal coffee maker $69.99 reg $180.
* Cooks Single Serve coffee maker $29.99 (After $20 mail in rebate)
* Cooks 12 cup programmable coffee maker $9.99 (After $10 mail in rebate)
The back of the ad says 20% off when you use your JCPenny card or 15% when you use any form of cash.

Whole Latte Love's Black Friday Deal #13
*Saeco Italia Refurbished $325 reg $895.

These are the only ones I found so far but I will keep you posted.

Signing off a "Black Friday " Coffee Diva

Friday, November 7, 2014

T.G.I.F 11/7/14

Good evening all. T.G.I.F to you guys who have the weekend off. I will be working until Monday. My day was good. A little long and boring at the job. But I guess it's the calm before the storm. Was hoping for some good news from my husband who went on yet another interview god knows how many he has been on, but had no luck. I'm sad but I am hopeful. I know so many people are in his position. It just hurts he deserves to have something after all this time. But I have faith it will happen eventually! So what are your weekend plans? I am sure they involve coffee right :)

If you sign up for Member Delights here, you will be entered to win a $500 gift card. I love International Delight creamers. They are so yummy! I have many reviews on here for them.

Whole Latte Love is already posting their black Friday deals online. Their "7th" deal for black Friday is a Gaggia Accademia espresso machine. Reg $2,999 now $1,599. Order here

Tired of wasting your money at Starbucks everyday? Why not get their very own machine. The Verismo is now available on for purchase. They have tons of varieties in "pods". Syrups. Pumps. Different colored machines. This looks amazing. Wish I could try this!!! Hint Hint Starbucks reps :)))

Signing off a "Tired Friday " Coffee Diva

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Holidays Are Here...

I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. I worked most of the week and weekend, so the day of I just stayed in and had a marathon of me and my husbands favorite show. Supernatural. It was perfect for Halloween. I also made mac and cheese for the first time in the slow cooker. It was so creamy and good. (A little too good). I definitely will only be eating that once or twice a year lol.
So I know you are either like me or against me in the fact that right after Halloween I am in Holiday mode. This has always been my favorite time of year. I love everything about it. The food. The atmosphere. I put up all my decorations. The only thing I need now is a little tree, and some lights. I already have been playing holiday music and watching Christmas movies :) When do you guys start holiday decorating and getting into the spirit? I know there are some people who put up their tree the night of (which seems silly to me) only because then you take it down only two weeks later. But it is still special when done with love and family. I will be trying to tackle some of your biggest holiday issues. Such as: Budgeting, gifting, recipes, etc. So please email me your suggestions and concerns so I can get on them right away. As well as doing some reviews on products I will be testing for the season.

So in coffee news: Log on to, they want to power you for Black Friday. Be it working or shopping. You can get a free sample of Seattle's Best Coffee. All you have to do is log on and sign up. I will be working black Friday so this will be a big help!

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Bigelow is known for their tea. Now they will be known for their seasonal tea flavors. The new collection includes: Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, and Apple Cider.

Signing off a "Cheery" Coffee Diva