Turning our Kitchen into a Smart Kitchen with The Countertop

The Mr. and I are all things techie. It’s something that bonds us, I guess. An internal quest we both have to find a better way. Recently, we discovered The Countertop , an amazing device to make our kitchen a little smarter. We are super excited to experience it our home soon and sponsoring our post so we can share all the awesome details of how it works with you!

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We have both always drooled over the Smart Home models we’ve seen and tried to figure out how to incorporate those into our own dream home one day. Right now, we are leasing a home in a neighborhood so we are limited to what we can do without major renovations or investments. We recently were introduced to The Countertop. It is a new connected kitchen tool from the Orange Chef that can make recommendations for meals that are delicious, healthy and easy to make. Here’s a little about how it works:

I love that it syncs with appliances we already own like our Vitamix and Crockpot by using a simple adapter. Making our home smarter by utilizing what we already have is brilliant.

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It will even sync with your fitness trackers and suggest the the perfect meal designed for your life. The device will also take into account your activity level, personal palate, and nutrition goals and walks you through meals step by step. The Countertop learns your preferences the more you use it.

While it won’t officially be released until the fall, you can be cool kids like us and pre-order now. Receive 50% off when you use this link to place your order.

 

Have you ever wanted a smart home? What’s the coolest appliance in your kitchen right now?

Best Fall Find. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

Seriously. Do this now. It will take less than 10 minutes. You can thank me later.

I just stumbled upon possibly the best fall find yet. In my own kitchen. For practically free.

You can do this too. Amazing. (when I get this excited, I apparently only speak in short sentences. Who knew?!)

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Quick backstory: During one of my busiest weeks, aka THIS WEEK,  a good friend of mine posted she was participating in a sugar cleanse. I thought “I am trying to be more healthy and could also benefit from eliminating sugar from my life for a bit. I’ll do it too.”  Enter my dilemma: I had not consulted my calendar when agreeing to this and yet I had mentally given my word.  I guess I like a challenge.  Also, I am trying to make my health a priority not just when its convenient. Or when its fall and pumpkin lattes are EVERYWHERE!!!

Bringing us to this point, I miss pumpkin flavored anything today. I will remain strong. I gave my mental word. Yet….. I have an excess of sugar in my kitchen. Dilemma…….. Solution: Pumpkin Sugar Body Scrub. Dare I say, Brilliance. Not to mention my hands are now softer than a day at the spa and I spent zero dollars.

3 ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil ( you can use olive oil, almond oil, probably even baby oil. We just mainly use coconut oil at our house)
  • 1.5 tsp -ish pumpkin extract ( I probably used a little more because I was craving pumpkin today and wanted it to be a little stronger)

That’s it. Mix and store in a sealed container.

I have the softest hands ever and it solved my pumpkin issue. I didn’t eat it of course . (Yes, I did briefly consider tasting it. Sugar is addicting people. Stay off the stuff.) They say half your cravings are influenced by smell.  This was perfect. You could double the recipe package it in small jars with a pretty label and it would make a great fall gift.  Enjoy!