Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sol Republic Relay Giveaway and Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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Somehow every pair of earphones that sees their way into my life seems to walk off with one or the other of my two teenagers.  Hence I'm left with the ones that came with my phone that don't really fit into my ears.  Hence again, I don't really use them.

Last week though, Sol Republic made a change in my life when they sent a pair of Everyday Active Relays with MY name on the box.  "No," I told both kids, "these have are mine.  This is for work, I need to review them."  And off I went to the gym for a test run and where I listened to music that actually sounded full and rich for the first time in forever.


And they didn't fall out of my ears (Finally... a set that stays in!).  And I changed the volume with the little tab on the cord.  And I love them.

But, good mom that I am, I let the kids have their go this holiday week for a more comprehensive review, and once again I've been asked, "Mom, these sound awesome... can I have them??"

Coming with different sized ear-tips, the relays fit all of our ears, and I love the Sol Republic "Ear-tips For Life" program. Lose an ear-tip?  Need a different size?  Simply fill out the form on the website and they'll send you a new one.

Founded in 2011, the three founders (consumer electronics veterans) have set out to "rid the world of hollow sounding headphones and to make great sound available to everyone."  In my opinion, they've succeeded.


Entering this holiday season, I've enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving with my entire family all under the same roof for the first time in months.  My husband made it home just in time for dinner, and my son surprised me a day early as he arrived home from college.  I've loved every minute baking and cooking up a storm, and these Peanut Butter Krispie Treats were requested to bring back to the UCSB dorm.

As I packed them carefully in the top of his backpack, little did I know I covered up the Sol Republic Relays, and just hours ago I received a text from him saying, "Everyone loves the treats.  Hey... I thought you were keeping those headphones for yourself, but thanks!".  Good thing I've already ordered a pair for him for Christmas... looks like maybe I will finally  have a set for myself...

Now with everyone headed back out into the world I'm ready for some holiday shopping and I'm eager to help you too.  Perfect for any active music lover on your list, these relays will bring smiles as gifts are opened.

Sol Republic has kindly offered up another set of these Everyday Active Relays for us to giveaway!  Simply enter the RaffleCopter below and you may have a set under the tree with your name on it... just like me!  And the Peanut Butter Krispies??  Those are just a bonus.




Sol  Republic Relay Giveaway Fineprint
  • Open to USA and Canada only
  • Giveaway Closes at noon on Sunday, December 7th, 2014.  PST
  • Use Rafflecopeter below to enter
  • Product will be supplied by Sol Republic, no guarantee of color, but request can be made
  • Giveaway value $79.99
  • Giveaway is for one set of Sol Republic Everyday Active Relays


Peanut Butter Krispie Treats
A favorite in our family for years, basic krispie treats receive a luscious topping of a Chocolate/Peanut Butter Ganache for something a little extraordinary.

6 cups puffed rice cereal
1 bag (10.5 oz) marshmallows
2 Tbs butter (or butter alternative, we use Earth Balance)
1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups dark chocolate, chopped


Prepare a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix the cereal and mini peanut butter cups, set aside. Melt the marshmallows and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture, quickly stirring well to evenly coat the cereal. Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and evenly press into the pan.

In a small sauce pan melt the peanut butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring to combine.  Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture, spreading with a rubber spatula to cover.
Allow the topping to set, then cut and serve!

Note:  We were too impatient to allow ours to set, so we placed it into the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour to speed up the process!!
Liv Life received one pair of Sol Republic Relays and Sol Republic is also supplying the giveaway product for this post.  All opinions and thoughts on the product are mine and that of my kids (also relay testers).  We wouldn't recommend then if we didn't like them.  
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50 comments:

  1. Great posts. I enjoy reading your post, especially about family and holidays. I enjoy your recipes also.

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    1. Thanks Judith... good luck for the giveaway!

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  2. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!!!

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    1. Happy Holidays back at you, and you're welcome!

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  3. Happy Holidays. I'm glad you were able to spend thanksgiving with your whole family

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  4. This looks delicious! Thank you for your post!

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  5. OMG that chocolate peanut butter ganache sounds amazing!

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    1. I may have been known to cut off the treat part an just eat the ganache... :)

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  6. Great post the cake looks and sounds WONDERFUL ! :) and the giveaway is great
    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  7. I do appreciate good headphones when I work out! And the peanut butter krispie treats look so delicious!

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    1. I can't tell you how nice it was to have headphones that didn't fall out...!

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  8. That is awesome that your whole family was home for Thanksgiving! It sounds like it was wonderful. I love rice krispie treats and these look so yummy - the chocolate on top is a great addition! And I've been looking around for good earplugs, I will have to check these out!

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    1. Thanks Faith... it was so nice to have my son home. Him leaving for college was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Only 3 weeks till Christmas break!!

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  9. My teenage sons go through headphones so fast it's obscene. This set would be so much fun to win, but I'd have to draw lots to see who actually got to use them!

    Love the krispie treats. Peanut butter and chocolate=bliss.

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  10. Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much!

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  11. As if rice krispie treats weren't awesome enough, you go and add PB and top it with chocolate...nice!

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  12. Love the way you dressed up a krispy treat for a party.

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    1. Neighborhood kids ask for these guys by name... thanks!

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  13. This brings me back 20+ years. I remember meeting my friend in the parking lot at UCSD when she came down to visit. She'd brought some of my Mom's barbecued chicken and potato salad with her, and we ate it all with our hands right there next to the car. Food from home is always such a treat!

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  14. I adore krispie treats and you've just elevated to a higher level with the peanut butter and chocolate! Luv it!!

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  15. Rice Krispie treats with a chocolate peanut butter topping? Gotta try! Thanks for the giveaway, too.

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  16. Those rice krispies look so good :) Lesley Tooley

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  17. Thanks for the opportunity to win my teenage daughter drives me crazy with her music bumping all through the house lol love the recopies as well. Right now I'm on a strict vegan diet but the kiddos would love the treats. Thanks for sharing

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  18. thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  19. I love Rice Crispie Treats and these sound amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/105412447503962820/

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  21. Delicious looking recipe! My mouth is watering haha! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  22. Awesome recipe. It is an upgrade to the great taste of rice krispie treats!

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  23. would love to make these rice krispies :P yummm, thanks for the chance to win headphones

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  24. I so want to make these..they look so good,

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  25. Nice take on the krispie treat, this looks really good.

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  26. Rice Krispies are the best. I've never tried them with chocolate though.

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  27. I love the peanut butter version of this recipe!

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  28. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!

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  29. The recipe looks delicious, I love making Rice Krispie treats but never think to add anything into the recipe.

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  30. Yummy recipe! Thanks so much for the idea... I should probably make this tomorrow :)

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  31. This looks yummy I would love to make it and thanks for the chance

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  32. I never thought to put peanut butter in krispie treats! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. The recipe looks delicious!

    Marie

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  34. Ohh yummy!! My mom made regular krispie treats for Thanksgiving, I'm going to make a batch of these for Christmas!

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  35. The rice krispie treats look SO good! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win such a great pair of headphones! rafflecopter: anna key

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  36. Merry christmas! love the treats

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