Cara’s Fall Finds – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers

I can’t believe it’s Fall already! Although there is a subtle crispness in the air. I reviewed several “finds” that will make the transition of the seasons a little more inviting!




Nescafe’ Memento



September 29th is National Coffee Day! With Fall in the air, it is a perfect time to try new Nescafe’ Memento. These rich, creamy, frothy coffee packets taste exactly like an expertly crafted cafe’ beverage with coffee house flavor and foam that lasts until the last sip. Made with real coffee, milk and sugar and three yummy flavors: Caramel Latte, (my personal favorite), cappuccino, and mocha. Take a packet on-the-go to have a delicious treat wherever your day takes you! Go to to try it for yourself!

To Add More Memento Excitement: The Dr. Is In! Office Star Ellie Kemper Dishes Advice In New Facebook App!

As NBC’s The Office enters its 9th and final season, you can still catch your favorite receptionist online thanks to Nescafé Memento.  The new line of gourmet, instant foaming café beverages, is proud to debut its new interactive Facebook application starring Ellie Kemper. With this newly released app, the lovable actress can now add “Life Coach” to her resume. Yes, dreams really do come true.  What is a Life Coach?  Well, Ellie believes it’s divine intervention in your case.  She will let you know exactly what she thinks of you and offer “professional” advice on love, career and much more to help make your life instantly better! The app features a series of videos where the newly minted celebrity coach interacts with fans by utilizing a quick questionnaire, coupled with info from their own Facebook profiles. Ellie bombards fans with customized messages containing unique, funny and sometimes awkward advice that may be hard to hear!  Of course she brings that same sense of quirky and often snarky humor with her too, as she dives into her role and into fans’ personal lives.  Help her help you. 

Need advice or want to learn more? Prepare yourself and visit Ellie on the Nescafé USA Facebook page, where she’s working her magic:  

If you don’t have time for an entire session, check out her 7 Ways to Make Your Life Instantly Better:




Coffee-mate Natural Bliss


What better way to enhance your cup of Memento than with a touch of Coffee-mate Natural Bliss. Natural Bliss is a NEW, all-natural dairy creamer made with only four simple ingredients –milk, cream, sugar and natural flavor. It delivers a balanced taste that is lightly flavored and sweetened to let your coffee shine through. It comes in three delicious flavors, vanilla, low-fat vanilla, caramel and sweet cream. Sweet cream was my favorite, although they were all so good, I had a hard time choosing! Try some with a money-saving coupon:








Many Moms are so busy during the day that they miss out on getting a decent meal in. That’s where QuestBars come in handy. Quest Bars are the first high-protein, high-fiber, low-carb bars, with zero added sugar. Each bar contains a full 20g of the highest-quality whey protein available, only 2-6g of active carbs with no Maltitol or other sugar alcohols that cause digestive upset. Quality and nutritional efficacy has garnered Quest the recommendation of trainers, nutritionists and other health professionals that are on their own quest to turn the tide against obesity and all of its associated ailments – a fight that Quest is proud to be involved in. Our favorites were Chocolate Brownie and Cinnamon Roll. But Quest gave us a hint to microwave the bars several seconds to get a completely different twist on these flavors. Were they ever right! Both flavors tasted just like a dessert! With so many flavors to choose from, find your favorite! Go to to find one for yourself!









AlternaVites are a new and unique vitamin in a powder form making life easier for adults who either need to take their daily multivitamin on-the-go or have difficulty swallowing pills. AlternaVites provide all of the benefits of a multivitamin without the pill – it is a high quality vitamin powder that the user can take on the go, pour on their tongue and ingest without water. It provides 23 essential vitamins and minerals and contains no sugar, no animal products or byproducts, no artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives, and no chemical binders commonly used to hold pills together. The vitamin powder also doesn’t contain major food allergens, and the formula is certified kosher. The product provides the full spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals in a delicious crystal powder form that melts in your mouth. I tried a pack when I ran out the door and realized that I had forgotten to take my multivitamin, horse-size pill. It was nice to be able to pour the powdered vitamin directly on my tongue in a yummy mixed berry flavor and go on my way. So convenient for us busy Moms!

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The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends


Best friends come in all shapes and sizes!

After retiring from the circus, Tarra became the first resident of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. When other elephants moved in and developed close friendships, only Tarra remained independent…until the day she met a stray mixed-breed dog named Bella. It was love at first sight as this unlikely duo became inseparable. They ate together, slept together and even understood each other’s language. And when Bella suffered a severe spinal injury, Tarra stayed by her side until Bella regained her health.

What a truly heartwarming and touching story! My son and I were both riveted to the book as we read it, with it’s beautiful, real-life photos and tender words. We read it several times over to discuss the story more deeply and look at the amazing photos of these two, unlikely animal friends, coming together in real life!

A children’s book by internationally known elephant care expert, welfare advocate and author, Carol Buckley, represented the state of Tennessee at the 12th Annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., September 22-23. TARRA & BELLA, The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends (Putnam Books), was selected by the Tennessee State Library to represent the state at the 12th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Carol Buckley founded Elephant Aid International (EAI) to raise global consciousness about the lives of elephants both in captivity and in the wild. EAI works hand-on with mahouts (elephant handlers), elephant welfare groups, researchers and government officials in joint efforts to improve elephant welfare, as well as the lives of mahouts and their families who care for elephants. EAI’s first project takes place in Southeast Asia, where elephants and humans have a long history of coexistence. 

For more information, visit www.carolbuckley.comor


Note: Thanks to the featured companies for providing sample products.  Cara Potapshyn Meyers and assume no liability relative to products reviewed in this blog.

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