Getting Experimental with Devo Olive Oil

devo9pcsamplerbottleswm 550 x 413 Getting Experimental with Devo Olive Oil

One of the things that just about any chef worth their salt has in their cabinet is good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and a quality balsamic vinegar. 

Devo Olive Oil takes their selections beyond the basics.  With more than 20 flavors each of EVOO and Balsamic Vinegars, there’s bound to be something for everyone.  Because of the daunting selection available, Devo does a lot of different things.  They have an extensive selection of already matched oils and vinegars.  One such pairing is their “Peachy Keen” which is Georgia Peach White Balsamic and Organic Persian Lime EVOO. 

One of the other things that Devo Olive Oil does so well is that they create samplers of their oils and vinegars.  For the price of a full sized bottle or two, you can sample 4, 6, or  9 different flavors.  They even have a huge 16 piece sampler pack! 

[Read more...]

Speidel Watches are an American Made Classic

speidelwatch 525 x 394 Speidel Watches are an American Made Classic

When I was a kid, I watched a lot of TV.  I mean, a LOT of television.  Basically, that was all I did besides go swimming.  My favorite TV shows were the daytime game shows like Press Your Luck and Let’s Make a Deal.  One of the brands that I remember being featured regularly was Speidel Watches

In fact, my grandmother had a Speidel watch, and I thought that was one of the most amazing things.  I even asked her if she’d been on TV, as she couldn’t have possibly, y’know, purchased the watch herself. 

[Read more...]

Consider Aldi for your Holiday Parties

aldilogo 525 x 624 Consider Aldi for your Holiday Parties
Have you ever shopped at Aldi?  Although I had heard about Aldi, and we have two stores nearby, I had never ventured into one.  Some of my friends swear by their quality, prices, and unique way of doing business.  Aldi is a European based grocery chain and is sort of like shopping at one of the discount club stores only on a much smaller scale.
What kind of stuff does Aldi offer, you ask?  Well, it’s mostly packaged foods, with a small selection of fresh produce and refrigerated items.  They also have a fair amount of frozen foods for a smallish store. 

History + Kitsch = The Route 66 Encyclopedia

rte66encyclopedia History + Kitsch = The Route 66 Encyclopedia
I love to travel, and driving vacations are some of the best.  Route 66, which runs from Chicago, Il west to Los Angeles, CA is a great way to see remnants of a bygone era.  The Route 66 (The Main Street of America), though, is still traveled by thousands every year. 
In the early part of the twentieth century, the US used mostly intermittent highways to travel any distance.  Late in the 1920s, though, we started having long stretches of highways that were loosely knit together; and Route 66 was one of the first of these.  Millions of people traveled west on this road through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas,  Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.                          

[Read more...]

The Great Meat Cookbook – Perfect for Carnivores

greatmeatcookbook 525 x 526 The Great Meat Cookbook   Perfect for Carnivores

Certain people are so difficult to buy gifts for.  Especially men.  I’ve found that most men like to cook, or at least grill.  The Great Meat Cookbook by Bruce Aidells is a fantastic item for those fellas. 

The cover of the book states “Everything you need to know to buy and cook today’s meat” and boy, is that true!  The Great Meat Cookbook is not just a cookbook, but a primer on how to choose meat and why we should use certain cuts for whichever recipe.  It doesn’t leave off there, though.  Aidells explains the differences between “grass fed” and “pasture raised” meats, how to store your meat, and even how to defrost frozen meat. 

[Read more...]

Animals In Action with Safari: A Photicular Book

safaribook 525 x 395 Animals In Action with Safari: A Photicular Book


One of the things that I’m always on the lookout for is really unusual items, whether they’re for gifts or for myself.  You will rarely find me giving someone a gift that’s plain and normal.  It’s just not in me! If you’re planning to go this route, you have to really know your recipient, or have an item that is so spectacularly unique that they’ll love it.   I think that Safari: A Photicular Book falls into the spectacularly unique category. 

I know you’re like “Ummm…what’s a phot icular book?”  It’s this amazing, patented technique that allows a photo to come to life.  Instead of being a 3-d, or a pop-up book, the photi cular technique allows for motion in photographs.  Individual strips of the photo are spliced together  to create a main image.  On it’s own, the image is a little blurry.  When you add the special lens, and view the photo through that, it comes alive!  For this particular Safari book, the animals are running, eating, and doing the various things that you’d hope to see on a safari. 

[Read more...]

Speidel USA Mens Pilot Watch Giveaway

speidel Pilot Watch Speidel USA Mens Pilot Watch Giveaway

Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Blog It Forward, Taking Time For Mommy, And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, and My Mommy's World. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs!

How Was Your Day? has partnered up with a totally old school, totally awesome company called Speidel USA!  Speidel USA makes really fantastic watches in classic, yet modern styles. Plus, they're American made and have been since 1904!

One lucky winner will receive a men's Pilot watch in their choice of Black or Brown.  ARV $90!  Look for my full review shortly.

Ready to enter?  Do so in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

[Read more...]

Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Giveaway

dragonnaturallyspeaking Dragon Naturally Speaking Software GiveawayWelcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! We’ve organized this giveaway event in order to kickoff the holiday season with a bang. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes geared towards music and everything else.


How Was Your Day has partnered with Nuance Software to give away one copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking Software.  This is the premium edition of the speech recognition software.  Easily command your PC to do what you say! 


This is fabulous for those that have to do a lot of typing, as you can dictate your reports, papers, or even, ahem, blog posts. ARV $200.


This giveaway is for Windows Compatible software only.   Ready to try out the Dragon Naturally Speaking Software?  Enter in the rafflecopter form after the jump!



[Read more...]