Steamy Kitchen Update 03/10/20

Hello my friends!

I hope you’re staying healthy and safe. We legit ran out of toilet paper a few days ago – and I have never, ever panicked about something so silly as TP, but on Monday – I was a tiger-mama on the hunt for stuff to wipe butts with. 

Two Costcos, Sams Club, two Walmarts and a CVS. Nothing! 

I was just about to go through my neighbor’s recycling bin for newspapers (hey, desperate times call for desperate measures), when my neighbor said that they’d spot me a pack. Now I owe them a pack of TP. Think of that! TP as currency! 

As a joke, I was going to put up a giveaway featuring a pallet of toilet paper. I bet it would be popular!

What I’m stocking up on

1. Elderberry gummies: Black elderberry extract is good for your immune system. I get gummies because I know my kids will eat ’em. Personally, I like the Elderberry syrup better. It seems that the Elderberry syrup shortens my sick time. 

2. Zinc lozenges: A letter by a noted pathologist, James Robb, went viral last week. He recommended zinc lozenges as a way to fight some of the symptoms of coronavirus. I did my research – James Robb is real, and he did write that letter (interesting read!) While I’m totally skeptical about zinc being a “silver bullet” – I already regularly use zinc lozenges at the onset of flu/cold symptoms. I say it never hurts to have some on hand. 

3. Something I’ll be experimenting with: a water ionizer machine at home. Have you tried ionized water? It’s the cleanest, best tasting water I’ve ever had. This machine can make water with 2.5pH (acidic water as disinfectant/cleaning) all the way to 11.5pH  (highly alkaline water for washing fruits/veg). 9.5pH is for drinking. The machine is expensive…I’ll try it for the next few weeks and let you know if it’s worth the money or not. I’m skeptical of so many of the health claims…and I need to do more research and test it out myself. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve tried alkaline or ionized water!

My new jewelry store….laumching in 2 weeks

We have one more batch of photos to take and process before we launch!! This jewelry is so gorgeous that it’s very hard to not just keep it all myself, especially since we only have one of each piece. My photographer, Parker, is working hard getting the photos just right. This is one of the pieces – it’s white gold with blue topaz. Original price $1799 and we’ll be selling it at 70% off.

Are you interested in jewelry at 70% off? Let me know if you’d like to be notified the moment we launch the store! Just click here…AND you’ll be entered to win a $375 Diamond Heart Necklace! (if you’ve already entered last week….you are all set! Just one entry per person.)


– Costco Executive Membership 1 year
– Costco $100 Gift Card
– Apple iPad


– Elsa Jensen won the Waterpik Electric Toothbrush
– Bonnie Agan won the Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker
– Corey Olomon won the Apple AirPods
– Jane Cubelli won the Bobby at Home Cookbook & $100 Kirklands Card
– Melinda Toungette won the Fitbit Versa
– Cindy Evans won the De’Longhi Livenza Multicooker
– Patricia Bijaczyk won the NutriBullet Blender

NEW FEATURE! We are going to start featuring a few of our winners! (Last week we featured 2 men, so this week it’s ladies week!)


– Robert Huculac from Brandon, MB Canada was sent the prize for Canon Digital Camera
– Melinda Toungette from Franklin TN was sent the Fitbit Versa
– Cindy Evans from Rostraver Township, PA was sent the Multicooker
– Colombus Faison from Roanoke Rapids NC was sent the Apple Watch
– Sandy Justman from Hurst, Texas was sent the $100 Starbucks Gift Card
– Diane Ulrich from Fox Lake, Illinois was sent the $100 Mastercard Gift Card
– Alvin Cline from Welch, West Virginia was sent the Apple MacBook Air
– Jeremy Kaigler from Farmington Hills, Michigan was sent the Acer laptop
– Gilles Leblond from Lévis, Quebec, Canada was sent the prize for the Acer laptop
– Lisa Perla from Martinez California won the Ninja Foodi Grill
– Vera Gallagher from Lowell, MA was sent the Cubii Jr. Elliptical
– Ralph Cirillo from Fort Collins, Colorado was sent the prize for the Ninja Foodi Grill
– Mark Robitaille from Barrie, Ontario, Canada was sent a check for $500
– Char Mccully from Nova Scotia, Canada was sent the BodyBoss Home Gym




– Costco Executive Membership 1 year
– Costco $100 Gift Card
– Apple iPad

– All new Amazon Fire HD Tablet
– Calphalon Classic Self Sharpening Knife Set

– Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum 
– Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
– $100 Amazon gift card
– 50″ Smart TV by TCL
– Apple iPad (another one!)
– Bia Watch for women ($225 value)
– Power Air Fryer Oven
– Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
– KitchenAid Mixer
– PANASONIC Lumix 4K Digital Camera
– HP 14″ Laptop
– T-Fal Cookware Set
– $100 Walmart Gift Card
– Ninja Air Fryer
– Fitbit Versa 2
– Shiatsu Back Massager
– $500 Winter Cash Giveaway
– iRobot Roomba Vacuum
– Instant Pot Duo
– $100 Mastercard gift card
– TCL 40″ Smart Television
– $100 Walmart Card
– Fitbit Versa 2
– Dyson Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
– Instant Pot Duo Air Fryer
– Kindle Paperwhite 
– All in one Foot Spa Bath Massager
– Lenovo Laptop
– Henckels Knife Set
– Indoor Outdoor Inflatable Mega Movie Projector Screen
– $100 PetSmart Gift Card
– Apple Watch
– Smoking Gun