How to Save $$ with ROVE, and My Amazing Ginger, Lime, and Cucumber Infusion Recipe

Do you know the number one tip to save mega dollars week in and week out?

Stop spending money at restaurants, food trucks, or fast food joints, and bring your own HEALTHY lunch to work or school!

I was so happy to receive a box of products from ROVE to sample and review.ROVE

ROVE is dedicated to providing fashionable, sustainable, functional and easy-to-use products that make life more comfortable for today’s active, on-the-go generation.


20-Ounce Double Wall Flavor Infuser Tumbler

Infuse drinks on the go with fresh or frozen fruit, flavored ice or fresh herbs.



14-Ounce Double Wall Hot & Cold Hydration Mug

Sip hot or cold beverages from anywhere around the lid with 360 degree access and a spill-proof lock.

7-Piece Laptop Iced Bento Lunch Box

The perfect lunch box for those looking for healthy, portion-controlled lunches, the BPA-free Bento Box includes multiple compartments, cutlery and an ice-pack compartment to keep food cold and fresh for hours.

ROVEI gave the Bento Box to my son, Professor Angel Boy, to ensure he eats a healthy lunch while he’s teaching at university, too far away for me to bring him home cooked Mommy meals. He loves it, uses it every day, and especially likes the spoon and fork that have their own snap-in compartments. Along with the Hot & Cold Hydration Mug, he can bring soup or a smoothie, and I can worry a little less.

I LOVE infused beverages and created this recipe especially for ROVE.
lime ginger cucumber infusion

Ginger, Lime, and Cucumber Infusion Recipe

It’s so simple and SO refreshing!
Three ingredients:
1. Lime (I picked mine from our tree)
2. Peel and cut cucumber into spears
3. One-inch piece of peeled ginger

Place in infusion container, add water.

limecucumbergingerinfusion2I admire a company with a philosophy like ROVE:
[from their website:

“rove invites you to actively share our vision for a better, greener Earth. 73 billion disposable cups and plastic water bottles – 234 per person – ended up in U.S. landfills in 2010,* draining our natural resources while producing millions of pounds of waste and high levels of greenhouse gases, which cause climate change.

It’s time to take action. The solution is simple. Switch to an Earth-friendly reusable cup, tumbler or bottle, and you can eliminate 234 disposable cups and plastic water bottles, while saving energy, water and materials. That means less waste, less pollution, and more natural resources for our planet.”

As always, I was provided with products to sample and review, and was not compensated in any way. The opinions are mine.

Salonpas: Effective Treatment for Pain

salonpasBack pain? Joint pain? Just ran a marathon? Paying the price for being a weekend warrior?

The nice folks at Salonpas sent me a variety of products to sample and review, including Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch, Salonpas Pain Relieving Gel-Patch-HOT-L, and Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray.

I work out a lot at the gym and not a day goes by that I don’t have a sore shoulder or knee. I was anxious to try the gel and the spray versions, and they did not disappoint.

Don’t let the name confuse you; this is a great product and not only do I recommend it, so does my tugboat man.

Here’s a positive testimonial from my hub, who LOVES this product,

“Salonpas is SO effective, I couldn’t believe it. I don’t know whether it was from surfing or lifting weights, but I had a lot of knee pain, and the Salonpas patches (and the gel) helped relieve my pain so that I could continue.”

And more from him,

“I somehow injured my heel and again, the patches were an easy way to target pain relief to one specific location. They actually travel with me now when I go out to sea.”

By putting the medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose.

From the website …

  • Topical pain relief patches are now the fastest growing method for pain relief in the USA. Patches are applied right at the site of pain, so they don’t have to travel through your stomach and get processed by your liver before they start to work. They come in a variety of forms and sizes, so regardless of where your body pain is, there are products that are designed to fit.
  • Topical pain relief products require a lower dose of medicine, because they target relief where you need it. There’s no need to worry about incorrect dosing or side effects; it’s an effective and safe plan for pain management.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., founded in 1847, has specialized in the development of patch technology to relieve everyday aches and pains since the introduction of Salonpas® in 1934. The Salonpas® product line gained early acceptance in Asia and now sells in 50 countries around the world.
  • The use of topicals for pain management is already high in other countries. Salonpas® is the #1 brand of patches in the world, and the largest marketers of pain relief patches in the USA. Hisamitsu has the only OTC pain patch on the market that has gone through the FDA’s new drug application process, so it’s been tested and approved for sale using the same methodology required of a prescription drug. And the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Patch are the only products in their class that can claim up to 12 hours of relief for mild to moderate pain!

As always, I was provided product and no compensation; the reviews are my own (and that of my family) honest opinions.