Guess What? You Can Buy Kerrygold Butter On Amazon…But I Wouldn't Recommend It

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So, I have to provide reviews of all kinds here on the patio, so just for grins, I thought I’d check into whether my favorite butter, that being the grass-fed kind, specifically Kerrygold brand, could be purchased on Amazon...guess what?! You can!! However, I would not recommend it, only because it costs considerably more than you would pay for it in the store.

Real butter from real ingredients

Currently, I buy mine at Walmart for $3.44 per delicious gold brick. At Amazon, the same brick will cost $4.40 plus tax and shipping. Really? Actually, the first ad that popped up said $14.95 + $4.99 shipping! Must be a misprint I thought, so I added it to my cart to see if it really was only one 8oz. brick of butter and sure enough, it was! I’m definitely not buying one brick of butter no matter how tasty for upwards of $25!

By the way, I’m loving using Grammarly on both of my websites, it corrects my spelling, punctuation,  and other errors so editing my content is a breeze. Thanks, Grammarly!

Back to the butter though, Kerrygold is the ONLY butter I use, and I use it every day in my bulletproof coffee, for my sweet potatoes and whenever else I need to use butter. Yes, it costs a little bit more, but I love the quality and assurance that the ingredients are made from pure full fat cream that comes from grass fed cows.

There are plenty of other products that are a better buy on Amazon, and one thing I like is the Smile program. A portion of your purchase goes to your favorite charity, you can change it anytime you want! It’s free to join and it goes to a good cause. They are also selling produce now on Amazon, through a program called Prime Fresh. Pretty soon, there will be no need to go to the grocery store. Of course, you pay for this convenience, but it’s worth it not to have to go to the grocery store. Shopping from your home in your pj’s sounds good to me!

Explanation of Prime Fresh membership

So, if you want to buy your butter from Amazon, or anything else for that matter, they have thousands of products and tons of services to try. There is even a new music service that is free to join for a short period, go and check it out! For me, it’s just one of those pick and choose kind of deals, I won’t be buying my butter from Amazon but I would definitely buy a book or some essential oils or something. If you would like to try anything I have mentioned here today, just click on any of the blue links, and they will take you where you want to go. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Day 324-Manic Monday-What Are Your Top Three?

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Hey and welcome to another renamed day of the week for Kimmy’s Patio…Manic Monday, cause that’s how most of them feel to me.

Do you find that you are running to the store more often for the same three things? Well, when I was eating like everyone else and smoking, it used to be milk, bread, and cigarettes.

Real butter, full fat

Now that I eat more like a caveman, it’s butter, coconut oil, and tea! I use Kerrygold butter in my coffee every day and on my sweet potatoes at least twice, sometimes more a week. I need the healthy fats in my diet. The next thing is coconut oil, and here lately, I have been going less because I bought two big jars of Nature’s Way brand last time I went to the Sunflower Shoppe because they had a bogo sale.

32 oz jar, such a good deal on bogo

I need to buy it by the gallon, as much as I use! The third thing is tea.  Now,  I don’t know about you, but in the summer time, I go through ice tea, well…like water, lol! So I am always having to buy the big box of family sized bags to make my pitchers of iced tea.

My preferred brand

What are your serial three products? The ones you have to buy over and over again? Just curious because I was going to remind you that Amazon sells just about everything these days, even produce!!! Click on the link and it will take you to the review I wrote over on my website. It is amazing how many products and services this company covers. The new one is Prime Fresh and that’s where you get the produce I spoke of earlier.

Would you ever consider buying your produce through the mail? I’m just curious, lot’s of folks don’t seem to want to go shopping the traditional way anymore. Maybe the convenience of shopping from home is more appealing to some folks, or maybe it’s a necessity. Either way, it is so nice to know that Amazon provides a service like that, yes it comes at a price, but it may be worth it to you. Let me know how you feel in the comments.

 

 

 

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Day 323-Free Days-How I Spend "Me" Time

Do you ever have some free time on your hands and feel like a kid in a candy store? Not knowing what to do first? Did I want to do housework, maybe it was necessary but no. Ok. I did one thing, I folded a load of clothes. I would much rather spend some time in the pool, or shopping or take myself to the movies. And why is it that every time I have free time, my friends don’t?? Anyway, my men went golfing for a few hours and I had some me time to do anything I wanted. None of my friends were available, so this is what I did.

ran an errand

spent an hour in the pool

went out and bought a beautiful Bougainville and two succulents

took a bath a washed my hair

watched an episode of Orange is the New Black on Netflix

I think it was time well spent, don’t you?

My new peach colored Bougainville
My new succulents

The aloe will stay in a pot and maybe the other one too, in case I have to pull them out during high winds and cold weather. You don’t know how bad I wanted one of every cactus there was!! Not to mention, bananas, and other tropicals I just can’t afford right now. One by one, I will create the beautiful gardens I want. I will have lots of plants around the pool someday and a zeroscape in the front yard if it takes half my paycheck several times over.

Thats it for today, and I hope you will join me tomorrow as I welcome another Monday on the patio!

Day 322-Free Days-My Turn To Host Bunco!

Finally the time comes for me to host the ladie’s dice game Bunco! I was nervous, but wanted to do a good job. The best part is shopping for the gifts!

David helped me get the house ready and bought all the food for the event.

Food was simple finger foods
Theme was summertime and I made a special infused water

I made a chip and salsa tray, Chex mix was premade and loaded into the table trays. I had made a special fruit and cucumber infused water the day before and it was not the hit I wanted it to be. It turned out a little bitter. Luckily, I had other drink choices.

The ladies all had a good time and I even tried my hand at scoring…several times!

“Oh, I have to score?” 😬

It wasn’t as scary as I thought!

Table #1
Table #2
Table #3

Previously I had never won, so imagine my horror to win not one, but two prizes! As the hostess, it felt more than strange to have purchased the prizes and then be the recipient of two of them. All is fair in the world of Bunco though, the ladies assured me it was perfectly normal and just happened that way sometimes. Besides, now I have a lovely gift or two for secret Santa or those birthdays that keep on popping up right?! Or, I can keep them f I choose. I guess we will just have to see about that!

All in all it was a great time and I would not mind being hostess again…someday! 😉

 

 

 

Day 321-Flash Fiction Friday-The Homecoming

Once upon a time, two nice people came to visit me where I lived, with all my kennel brothers and sisters in a pink dollhouse that belonged to my breeder. I was pretty happy here, running and playing on the farm, although sometimes we had to put up with a bath and some pampering every time a customer came in to look at us. The day my owner showed me to my new parents was the best day of my life.

One minute we were all running around on the floor of the dollhouse, the next I was in Mommy’s arms and Daddy was asking her, “Is that the one you want?” When Mommy gave Daddy the doe eyes, it was all over but the crying and Daddy reluctantly forked over the $600 I cost him. Soon after I was trimmed up, given a shot and then we were riding the long ride to my new home. I don’t like being in a car much, it makes me want to puke. Mommy was worried something was wrong with me, but Daddy knew the deal.

When we finally got home, I went exploring my new digs. I liked the house, although the backyard was a little small after being on the farm. Still, it was green and smelled good and I found myself rolling in the grass and clover and looking at Mommy with love. I was shy for awhile, but Mommy and Daddy made me feel right at home. They loved to dress me up and show me off to their friends. We would go on walks around the block and everybody stopped us to say hello. Anytime they went on a trip, I had to go. I never got used to riding in the car, but I only ever puked once.

Then came a day about three months later when we went on a really looonnnng trip. When we got where we were going, we stayed with Daddy’s mother and she had a very irritating doggy named Bonco. What a yipper! He was a total grouch and snapped at me whenever I tried to play with him. That lasted all day the first day and by the next, we were running around the backyard chasing squirrels together like lifelong pals. He was still annoying when he barked, but I guess he was ok for a short visit. Then we went to Mommy’s brother’s house to visit. He had a pool and a fence that was full of holes, so every time I had to go potty, I was put on a leash. Man, I don’t like that place.

One day, I was napping and Mommy and Daddy went on a trip without me. When I woke up, they were walking in the door with a new puppy the same kind as me, but this one looked different than me. Salt and pepper colored, with a quizzical funny face, and I could tell that Mommy was head over heels about her. That pissed me off! Why did they feel the need to bring another dog home? I would not have anything to do with her and demanded Mommy sit with me in her lap for the first three weeks. Slowly but surely, the new pup grew on me and I started teaching her how it was gonna be around the old homestead. I’m the boss, the queen of my castle and you will mind what I say. She was a challenge alright, but soon she figured out her place and now we are thick as thieves.We love to chase rats and squirrels in our lovely new backyard. There are also lots of lizards to chase, and puppies live in every backyard around us, so we get to bark with them every time Mommy lets us out the sliding glass back door. There is a giant square thing full of water, but we can’t drink from that, it’s too salty. Mommy is always trying to get us in it to go “swimming”, but we don’t care anything about it.

By the way, my name is Penny and the pup Mommy and Daddy brought me to play with is called Nicky (short for Nickle). I wasn’t sure about her at first, but now I can say, she is the yen to my yang. We look and act like twins, even though Mommy and Daddy got us in different places and I come from good stock. (they shoulda named me Queeny) Nicky came from some careless breeder four hours away from our old home. She told me in our special language how lucky she was that Mommy picked her out from the rest of the puppies that day. When she first got here, I was mad that Mommy and Daddy were trying to replace me, but now I see they only wanted me to have a playmate-someone to keep me young and healthy. Since that is the case, I guess she can stay.