Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kombucha: Take Two

If you've been following my bucket list journey, you may remember my first attempt at tasting kombucha did not go so well. All I could taste was vinegar and my face looked like I was in pain. I asked for some suggestions from the kombucha lovers of the world. One of the suggestions was to try a ginger kombucha. Well, I found one! As promised:

The ginger flavor is great in this. I still get a hint of the vinegar flavor as it fades, but I don't mind it that much. I may even finish this bottle. In two takes, since it says it is two servings. Ginger is a favorite flavor of mine so I could see swapping this out for my regular ginger soda on occasion. I do have another drink on deck to try so I will report back after that one as well.

Just as a note: This particular brand is a raw kombucha.  Kombucha does not technically expire but in this form it will continue to ferment in the bottle and the trace alcohol content will increase.  This is the reason they were formerly pulled from shelves.  It seems they are now back but with earlier "Enjoy by" dates printed on the bottle tops.  So unless you want an accidental buzz at 2 P.M. I would try to drink these by that date.

Poison Megz

Thursday, April 23, 2015

March Bucket List: Name a Star (And Star Giveaway!)

First of all, I would like to apologize for the delay in this update.  Midterms brought a little chaos to my life.  Neuroscience is not a course that is easy to get through.  I used to be the type of student that never had to study and would still get A's on everything.  Now I find myself struggling to pull off C's in my final 4 courses before my Bachelor Degree.

Onward to what I checked off of my bucket list for March.  I named a star.  I have always wanted to name a star, well more accurately I also hoped that I would have one named for me as some sort of grand romantic gesture.  Eventually I realized this was likely never going to happen because I am not Mandy Moore in A Walk To Remember.  So I put it on my list as something I would do myself before I kick the bucket.  

Groupon had a huge sale in mid March and one of the items on there was a star naming service.  I bought one and chose to name it LARK.  I chose a star easy to locate in the sky above our home.  I chose the name for my son.  I will give him the certificate when he is older.  LARK is a nickname given to my son by my best friend Bree.  It uses all of his initials,so it's a name that packs a lot of meaning.  It will always remind us of her and the people that he is named for.  I chose to name the star as a future gift to my son, because he is my star.  My life has changed so much since finding out I was pregnant, and in a way every thing is for him now.  I hope one day he will love Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly, and space in general as much as I do and will totally nerd out over the fact that he has his very own star, but if that never happens it will still be special.

Here is the certificate:

And here is the link to the awesome website Your Star Forever includes with your star.  You are able to share a story, a video, and an image on this website.  It also shows the location of the star.

And now, how about a giveaway? I have a second code available that will allow you to pick out and name your own star for free!You can earn multiple entries by doing the following:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!
Poison Megz