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Kristen tests out our clothing, accessories, and everything you'd use to turn a house into a home.

Platy 2.0L Bottle

Before diving into everything you need to know about the Platy 2.0L Bottle and their manufacturer, try to forget everything you know about the typical water bottle and start fresh. Empty and rolled up, the Platy 2.0L Bottle only weighs about an ounce and measures under eight inches in width. It’s hard to imagine that something so small could hold seventy ounces of water when filled, but that’s precisely what it does. All of Platypus’ …

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Green Guru Freewheeler Messenger Bag Review

The Green Guru Freewheeler Messenger Bag provides a mixture of style and sustainability. Constructed of upcycled materials, the Freewheeler has a unique look and keeps materials out of the landfill at the same time. While a little small for some purposes, this is a great, versatile bag to get your necessities from point A to point B. About Green Guru Green Guru launched in 2005 with an admirable goal: use old outdoor gear to make …

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Wolfman E-12 Saddle Bags Review

The Wolfman E-12 Saddle Bags provide a high-performance solution for motorcycle touring. The sturdy, functional design holds up to the most rugged adventures. Wolfman recently re-engineered this staple product to make them even more sturdy. Their loyal customer base has certainly put them through the wringer to see them above even the loftiest expectations. About Wolfman Wolfman’s journey into the world of professional-grade motorcycle luggage began in 1992. In the years since they have developed …

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Flowfold Conductor Duffle Bag Review

The Flowfold Conductor Duffle Bag offers a simple, but highly functional design well suited to the savvy traveler. High-quality materials with a minimalist design make it a bag that does just what it needs to, without extra features that raise the price without improving the performance. About Flowfold Flowfold began in 2010 when founder Charley Friedman tried an experiment. Growing up on Maine’s Peaks Island, Charley found his gear regularly challenged by the elements. Wind, …

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Best Coffee Makers

We spent the time to track down the best coffee makers made in the USA for every type of preparation. No matter if you like drip, pour over, cold brew, or a French press – we found an option for you. Check out our top recommendations below along with the factors that we considered in our research. Our Findings Overall, we found 6 coffee makers made in the USA that we thought were worthy of …

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Chemex Review

Channel your inner barista with the Chemex pour-over coffee maker. The elegant simplicity of this coffee maker is perfect for brewing small batches of superior tasting coffee. The coffee maker is all one piece consisting of a carafe with a permanently attached funnel on top. It has a brewing capacity of 30 ounces, making it ideal if you are living alone or with non-coffee drinkers. The Chemex coffee maker’s small size is great for small …

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TAOindustry 34oz French Press Coffee Maker Review

French Press coffee is known for its luxurious and robust flavor. It is the favored method for brewing coffee throughout Europe and is popular throughout the United States as well. The TAOindustry 34oz French Press Coffee Maker is a US-made but creates a brew with the rich, warm coffee flavor found in the most upscale European cafes. Despite the luxurious flavor of the brews this maker produces, it is easy to use and is dishwasher …

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BUNN Speed Brew Review

If you are one of many individuals who can’t start their day without their morning cup o’ joe, the BUNN Speed Brew may be just what you need. Let’s face it, mornings are crazy, and more often than not, you need your a.m. caffeine hit, and you need it fast. The BUNN Speed Brew can brew up to 10 cups of coffee in four minutes! It is perfect for people who need to hit the …

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Filtron Cold Brew Review

Over the past few years, cold brew coffee has gained popularity. Almost every cafe and coffee shop now serves a cold-brew coffee option. Cold-brew style coffee uses time instead of heat to draw out coffee’s natural flavors, caffeine, and oils. Some people also favor cold brew because it has less acidity than traditionally brewed coffee for improved taste as well as for those who may have acid sensitivity. The Filtron Cold Water Coffee Concentrate Brewer …

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Saatva Innerspring Mattress Review

The mattress market may seem overwhelming at times, with so many companies promising the perfect sleep at an affordable cost. However, when starting your mattress search, it’s essential to look at the track record of any company. Saatva is a company with a great track record. It has excellent customer service, and their mattresses combine good value with reliable options. About Saatva Saatva began their company in 2011 by rolling out this innerspring bed. It’s …

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