Not Bruce but George Hornsby’s Hard Cider

Posted by Jess on Oct 25, 2012 in Hard Cider


I picked up some Hornsby’s Hard Cider in Crisp Apple at the local Jewel today. To be honest the only 2 kinds I found were this one and the newish Michelob Ultra Light Cider. I decided to go with Hornsby’s. I’ll be honest, I kinda wish I had taken a better look at the Michelob. It said light so I’m guessing it probably has less calories then the Hornsby’s (180 for 11.2oz).

When I first popped the cap off I noticed that it smelled disgustingly sweet. So sweet that I looked at it again to make sure I didn’t somehow get non-alcoholic apple cider, which by the way I HATE! Nope…5.5% alcohol in this puppy. At first I wasn’t much of a fan. Its really sweet and with a fairly mild flavor..but as I’m drinking (I got a phone call and have now almost finished the bottle) its pretty good.

To sum up…Hornsby’s Hard Cider isn’t a favorite however its not bad enough that I wont buy it if its the only option.

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Hard Cider Reviews

Posted by Jess on Oct 10, 2012 in Hard Cider

I’ve been on a cider kick since we went to England in 2010. I had my first cider or, maybe I should say the first cider that I really liked at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was Magners Irish Cider on tap in a glass with ice. Every time I think about that cider I get thirsty. I’m not sure if it was just the atmosphere, being on vacation or the company I was with but it AMAZING.

Since then, I have been on the lookout for good ciders. And I have found many, many ciders that are yummy.

Be on the look out for more information then you will ever want to know about each and everyone that I have tried and am now required to try.


Deals of the week

Posted by Jess on Feb 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

My friend Michelle and I have been passing deals back and forth this week and I decided it might be nice to put them all in once place so everyone can use them. They are mostly food related but I will post anything I can find that I think will be helpful.

Win Free milk for a year! Even if you don’t they are sending out coupons to the first 125,000 entries received for a free half gallon of chocolate milk with the purchase of a gallon of regular milk. Why Milk

Get an awesome Coupon Book With $30 worth of coupons in the new Home Made Simple Coupon Book

Thanks to site Freebies4mom for proving the information on these awesome deals!

Will post more later…


My 2 year old

Posted by Jess on Jan 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

Wow how time flies when you are having fun. Aiden turned 2 on January 9th and seems to have turned into a new child at times. He is way more demanding, more verbal, and says “no” a lot more and in a much different way. He has grown up in so many ways and is still my baby in others. He still wants me to sing him farashaka before bed and he loves to snuggle. Plus I know he is still my baby because he will still give me a million kisses if I ask for them. He has grown up a lot though because he has no interest in listening at all most of the time which isn’t that much different from before but now he smiles as he ignores what you requested. He still loves the Backyardigan’s but his new loves are soccer and anything to do with pirates. He is obsessed with both. He loves taking about, watching and doing anything that has to do with either. In fact he just brought me a pirate eye patch that I have been requested to wear. Now I have two. One time I made the mistake of showing him how funny I looked with one over both eyes. Now I always get two :)

He still loves most food but I think he would eat pizza all the time. He would also drink milk 24 hours a day if we would let him. We just got back from his 2 year check up and found out that he is now in the 25th percentile instead of the 10th which he has been in since he was born. I am so excited. His height is now 33 inches and he weighs 26 pounds. Its so exciting to see him growing so much. We can try peanut butter now, we can give him skim milk instead of whole milk, we are supposed to limit his milk to 16oz which we have never done. Its another new milestone in his life and that makes me excited and also sad cause my big boy isn’t my baby anymore.

Aiden is such an amazing little monster (as I like to call him most of the time) and I can’t wait to see what new adventures he has in-store for me now that we get to spend some more mommy Aiden time together.

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Top 10 Reasons Why I NEED a Snuggie

Posted by Jess on Jan 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

The top 10 reasons why I NEED a Snuggie

10. It comes in 3 colors
9. You can eat snacks in it
8. It has extra large sleeves
7. Its made of super soft fleece
6. My feet are never covered with a blanket and a Snuggie is super large so it will cover them.
5. I need to use the phone, can’t with a blanket. Its too hard to get your arms out.
4. A blanket slips and slides all over and doesn’t stay on.
3. I want to hold Aiden and/or Solo without a blanket getting in my way
2. You can wear it to sporting events

And the #1 reason why I NEED a Snuggie…..

1. It will protect my lap from the burning hot mac laptop.

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Just another day

Posted by Jess on Jan 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

Today was just another day at work. Lots of work to still be done so I am just doing what I can do get as much as I can done before I leave. I hate leaving people stranded and I feel like that is what I am doing.

Onto better things…tomorrow is Aiden’s 2nd birthday and I spent part of this evening looking for a good pirate costume for myself but didn’t find anything good enough to purchase. Now I have to go through my own clothes and figure out what is pirate costumish…that should be fun.

Tomorrow night we are going to decorate the in-laws house (our house is too small for all the people and activities) and then we are up early Saturday to greet everyone at the door for the BIG parrrrrrty :)

It is going to be so much fun – I can’t wait.



16 days left

Posted by Jess on Jan 8, 2009 in Jess's Rants

Today was a little better which I hope is a sign of times to come. Don’t want to spend the next 16 days miserable and bring everyone else down. I like everyone too much for that.

I just need to ride the wave and not get down on myself or anyone else.

Now lets hope I can take my own advice :)


Sad day

Posted by Jess on Jan 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

I realized today that I only have 17 more days at my current job. Although to some I am sure that would be a wonderful thing, to me it makes me sad. I adore the people I work with and actually like my job. I guess that is the hardest part of this lay off. I wish that I could stay on but with the economy the way it is who knows when I will get another job. Since we don’t know we are going to have to take Aiden out of the day care that we love as well. It makes Steve and I both very upset but it is so expensive we can’t afford it while I’m not working plus it doesn’t make any sense to leave him in while I am home.

No matter what happens at least we all have each other and we have wonderful families whom help us whenever possible and would do anything for us.



Oh me, Oh my, I got laid off again.

Posted by Jess on Jan 6, 2009 in Jess's Rants

So those of you who don’t know yet…I got laid off again. As of January 30th I will be unemployed yet again.

I have been looking for jobs and applying to as many as seem interesting. Luckily there seem to be a large amount of Marketing jobs. Only problem…lots of people are looking for work right now. Hopefully someone will see how amazingly wonderful I am and scoop me up quickly.

Other things going on in our lives…Aiden is wonderful and almost 2. We are having his party on Saturday with a pirate theme and he loves pirates right now. He also loves soccer but figured that might be a bit much for a party…pirate soccer party :)

Although I have said it before I am going to try really hard to blog as much as possible. It is nice to be able to vent to everyone that reads the blog.

I hope everyone is doing well, had a wonderful holiday and had an awesome new year!



Ears, heads and backs oh my

Posted by Jess on Sep 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

Aiden now has tubes in his ears. I have developed migraines again and my back is a mess. Its been a long few months but we are all doing great. We still love being parents and cherish ever moment we get to spend with Aiden. He is becoming a silly little boy that still loves the Backyardigans and his puppy. Solo gets a great deal of abuse from Aiden but I think they both love it. Aiden especially likes to sit on Solo’s back and say “horseee” and jump up and down like he is riding him. It is a pretty funny site and hard not to laugh out loud. Aiden is constantly doing things that we should be scolding him for but instead find ourselves laughing at or taking pictures of to document for when he gets older. Like when he spilled water on the floor, saw Solo licking it up off the floor so he started licking it off the floor. I realize if this is read by the wrong person they may call DCFS but lets hope that doens’t happen :) Instead of telling him to stop, I started laughing and ran and got the camera to video tape it. I know, you all want to see the video :) Once we find our cable to upload the photo’s I will add a link to this post.

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