All posts by Giraffeshavespotstoo

About Giraffeshavespotstoo

I love photography, food, nature and giving my opinion. I also love coffee.

Cornhole for kids

I purchased an awesome kids cornhole game. What is even better is that it doubles as a tic-tac- toe, bean bag toss game. Two games in one is a bargain. That is a deal I love and look for. My kids love this game. They don’t get the concept of tic-tac-toe yet but are thrilled if their bean bags land in the squares. They love the cornhole side that is football themed as well. It comes with one board instead of two but for kids that are younger, it is awesome. It teaches turn taking and sharpens coordination. It comes with a storage bag for the bean bags too. It is great for rainy days inside as well as warm days outside. It seems pretty durable so far and has two legs underneath for the cornhole game to be played at a slight angle. It seems to be well made, although I wouldn’t leave it outside. It will fit in your trunk for camping trips or a trip to the beach. We love this game so far and I was excited to share it. If you want to check it out for yourself, please click the link below. Thanks for stopping by.

Watch “Fruits and Vegetables :Healthy Living” on YouTube

This is a compilation of fruits and vegetables. Healthy living is key, so eat the rainbow. These photos are from the farm and the farmers market. I really enjoy eating garden fresh fruits and vegetables. Nothing really compares in taste. Please enjoy my video and thanks for stopping by.

Watch “Food: Sweet and Savory” on YouTube

This video contains a sampling of my food pictures on my instagram. I am getting better with my photos as time goes on. Natural light is the best tool, I have found. That is probably something I should have learned early on but I am no professional, just an amateur. Please check out my video and thanks for stopping by.

Product review: Funerica Childs Cash Register

My kids have been asking me for a cash register for at least a year or more. They played with one at their cousins and they were in love. I finally decided to get one. It has a working microphone, although I think it could be a bit louder. It has play fruits, veggies, and drinks. The veggies and fruits are two parts held together by velcro that you can cut with a plastic knife. It has a cutting board too. It has plastic coins you can insert in the top and watch them as they roll down. It comes with paper money and some credit cards that you can swipe. It can be turned on and off two ways so the battery can be saved. It does not come with batteries (3 AA ) so keep that in mind. It has a scanner, which has sound effects. The cash drawer opens with the press of a button. Overall, this is an awesome toy and my kids played with it until bedtime. I would definitely recommend this item for kids age 3 and up. Parental discretion however, as it has small parts. This is their first day using it, however, so I will post an update if anything changes.

My obsession with the coffee bean

I used to be a Folgers kind of girl. Then it was Tim Hortons and Dunkin Doughnuts. I could be satisfied by just about any coffee that was light to medium roast. One day I branched out to dark roast and house blend coffees from places like Starbucks. I thought this was it for me. I was in heaven and all was right with my world as long as there was a Starbucks nearby. I didnt imagine I would become somewhat of a coffee snob but then it happened.  A crisp, late spring morning my husband brought me a pour over from a new local coffee shop that roasts its own beans and my world was turned upside down. How could coffee taste this good? I had previously thought pour overs were weak. This was anything but weak. It was pure bliss in a cup. It was everything you want out of your coffee. It was smooth, yet bold. It was dark and full bodied.  It had a hint of blueberry. I never knew I  needed blueberry in my coffee. I tried to go back to my old standby but it wasnt the same. I did fall in love with Cuban coffee during this time. It was my go to coffee at home, although I’m sure I’m not making it the right way. I kept seeking out this particular coffee, my new friend, the pour over. I needed this coffee style in my life. Only the most delicious beans would do. The shop was located a bit of a distance from my place, so I had withdrawal over the winter months. Something amazing happened while I was daydreaming about that robust pour over….another local roaster popped up. It was even closer to my place but still a bit of a drive. It was the best day of my life. Another potent pour over option for my coffee addiction . My husband and I travel to this new spot a few times per week now. How do I get along on the days without that pour over? Well, I bought a Bialetti Venus stovetop coffee/esspresso maker. It really did the trick. I love it so much that I blogged about it. Check out my review on this site about my beloved coffee maker, you won’t be sorry. I will post a link to the amazing item below. I don’t know if you can relate to this obsession but coffee makes me whole. It is a cup of hot goodness that sets my mood and really makes my day run smoothly. Without it, I feel off. Well, yes it is a drug afterall but it is so much more. Just the smell of coffee makes me do a happy dance on the inside. I am very particular about what type of coffee I buy now. I grind my beans now instead  of using  the preground coffee. This makes a world of difference. The Bialetti gives me that rich and bold coffee everytime. I honestly don’t know how I survived without it.

Well, thank you for reading my useless rant on my love of the coffee bean. I know my fellow coffee lovers can relate. Please leave a comment if you have any coffee suggestions or tips to share. I would love to hear them. Thank you for stopping by.

Use this link to check out the Bialetti Venus ☕☕☕