fudo finds: homeward bound hot sauce & sweets by kim plus jeenovino
1. Homeward Bound Hot Sauce Meals Ready to Eat otherwise known as MREs are what our military members exist on when in the field. They are quite complete meals, if unappetizing. Some of the meals come with the teeny tiniest bottle of Tabasco Sauce. Many service members are happy to use this on their less them appealing meal. While Tabasco Sauce is a mainstay and there is nothing inherently wrong with it, military members might have like to enjoy some interesting hot sauce flavors in their MREs. We found some flavorful and fun hot sauces at Homeward Bound Hot Sauce. “Drunk Uncle” is…well...best described by the maker of the hot sauce: “A complex mix of smooth, slow-burnin' peppers with a southern whiskey barbeque spankin'! Patiently-aged, this sauce embodies “southern sophistication.” Then, there is Patty Cake for those of us who have little tolerance for the heat. The little dogs who want to run with the big dogs will enjoy Patty Cake and its “tiny tingle”. Looking for more flavors? Click on over to Homeward Bound Hot Sauce and see what’s hot! 2. jeenoVino Hailing from Iowa, where there is a love for crafting, Jen, the crafter behind jeenoVino, states that crafting helps pass the time, particularly during the Iowa winters. And, we are sure glad that Jen also feels that wine helps pass the time for her adorable wine stoppers will surely brighten your table all year long. We adore Jen’s unique wine stoppers. Our favorites include the beautiful black and white motif stopper, the very summery white rose and the whimsical garden gnome stopper, which, by the way would be much easier to take with you on road trips rather than an actual garden gnome. There are wine stoppers that men would love as well. Check out the screwdriver stopper, the mini pool ball stopper and the industrial valve stopper. Find the time to stop by jeenoVino for the perfect wine stopper for just about anyone. These make fabulous hostess gifts, birthday gifts or, heck, just buy one for you. They are two cute to resist! 3. Sweeties by Kim You may never look at an Oreo in the same way again! Who thought Oreo cookies could be glamorous? Apparently Kim from Sweeties by Kim not only thought they could be glam, but actually made them so. These fabulous cookies are perfect for any event from showers to birthday parties. Use them as favors or stack them for gorgeous, edible centerpieces. They will make the little old grandmothers who bake trays of cookies for centerpieces green with envy! We are fans of Sweeties by Kim and not just because of her amazing designs which allow us to remain chic while eating an Oreo, but because of her story. In her Etsy Profile, Kim writes: “I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 9, which resulted in needing two double-organ transplants (kidney and pancreas) within the past 15 years. Both are working like a charm now--lots of bathroom breaks thanks to my new kidney, and my pancreas is producing insulin like a gas pump on Labor Day weekend. No more Diabetes! Is that why I crave the sugar business? Perhaps. But I love the meticulous decorating and precise measurements of it all, too.” We are sure glad Kim is doing well, likes the “sugar business” and is so incredibly talented. Bravo!