What’s up with the ads?

Ok, I may have some explaining to do. What’s up with the ads on this site?

I am sure you noticed recently that we started displaying ads on here. Ads are very commonplace on the internet; in fact, it is hard to visit a site these days that doesn’t have ads plastered all over it! Rest assured, we aren’t going for the “plastered” look with this blog; that’s why I am writing this post. We want your feedback – if there are questionable ads, or annoying ads that make this site unpleasant for reading, let us know by sending us a note and we will have them taken care of. 

This said, I want to explain some things about the ads on this site: from time to time, someone shares a post that drives viewers here (we greatly appreciate people reading about our experiences with THM); even one share can often bring thousands of visitors so keep it up!  We are deeply humbled when people show us appreciation and support for our posts by clicking “like” or “share” or “pin”, etc.

The ads on this site are personalized to your internet browsing history and so should be relevant to you. Clicking these advertisements will not give you viruses – they are real people advertising based on your interests. Actually, clicking on them generates revenue (a very small amount albeit) for the site which helps pay the expenses of running a blog. I would encourage you to:

  1. Click on an advertisement if it appeals to you. Most of these ads are from small businesses just trying to grow through online marketing and they think they have something you might like!
  2. More importantly, notify us if there are any inappropriate ads that make it to our site. I have been nervous from day 1 that something inappropriate could pop up on your computer screen. We want this site to be clear of all questionable material – a safe screen to leave open on your browser.
  3. Check out our affiliates: bulk herb store –> (link is on the right hand side of the blog). Or, visit the original American THM store to purchase products if you live in the US (most of our readers) our our Canadian THM store for those in Canada.
  4. Bookmark this page. “Like” it. “Share” it. Comment on it. The bottom line is that we love hearing from people. It encourages us and helps us encourage others.
  5. Ask questions. Sometimes I have the time to write blog posts but I have “bloggers block” and don’t know what to write about. Tell us what you are struggling with. Are you having a hard time explaining THM to your husband? Do you struggle with staying on plan? Need help with meal plans or recipes? Do you find your friends/family give you a hard time about being “on plan”? Do you get comments that annoy you regarding being on THM (i.e., from family/friends)?

Well, I hope this clears some things up for our readers who we greatly appreciate. May God bless you all. Happy THM’ing

 

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Attention Coffee Lovers: The Jarvesso (Dairy-free option)

People who know me know that I am a big coffee fan; however, now that summer is here, it is often too hot to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee; it is just too much and I find myself overheating! I don’t mind iced coffee every now and then but the ones you buy from coffee shops are typically far too weak (for my taste) by the time the ice melts or sometimes they come sweetened, which we know is a no-no if we want to stay on plan! If only there was an on-plan, ice-cold, strong-coffee-flavoured drink, with enough punch to satisfy my cravings on a hot summer day…introducing the Jarvesso!

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“Looks like an ice coffee” you say. It is, but the Jarvesso is so much better. This is one drink you HAVE to try and here is how to do it:

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Start with a double espresso
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Fill a mason jar or your favorite mug full of ice…

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Pour espresso over the ice and add cream (if you prefer) and sweetener to taste (again, only if you prefer) – see the link for THM Stevia (Canadians) or THM Stevia (Americans) NOTE: for a dairy-free version of this, toss the double espresso into a blender with a sprinkle of Xanthan Gum (~1% by volume or ~1/8tsp) for a creamy texture – careful not to add too much or it will thicken too much. Pour blended espresso onto the ice!

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So now you can enjoy this amazing, profoundly simple coffee substitute on those hot summer days!

Ok, so where does the name come from? It is from a friend of mine, James Jarvis, a fellow java enthusiast. He came up with the drink and was tired of explaining what he wanted at his local coffee shops, so he coined the name Jarvesso and it stuck!

For Canadians who love their Timmies, ask for a Jarvesso at your local Tim Hortons! When they look at you funny, say “medium cup of ice, double espresso, one cream” – they will catch on immediately. The best part is that it is only $1.50; cheaper than a medium coffee! If you enjoy the drink, “Like”, “Share” and hashtag #timhortons #jarvesso and hopefully they add it to the menu if we make it a “thing”!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think by commenting below.

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