What is Simple Plate? Why do I care?

Simple Plate™ is one of the latest additions to Thrive Life line of foods!

Simple Plate™ will help you get dinner on the table much faster.  This convenient meal kit has prepped and proportioned ingredients that stay fresh for months and months!  There is no food that is going to spoil if you fail to cook it tonight, but if you took out meat to thaw and don’t cook it and then you stick in the fridge and you still don’t cook it what happens?  It goes down the disposal!

Families need a go-to-dinner solution that doesn’t cut corners.   With prepped and portioned ingrediatens that stay fresh for weeks, this is dinner that hits the spot without breaking the bank.  No time required for peeling, chopping, dicing, rinsing, etc.

Freshness without Preservatives! Fresher than Fresh freeze dried Thrive Life foods!  There is also a minimum amount of packaging and everything’s recyclable!

Average cost is $6.00 per plate.  Other meal delivery companies average $10 to $12 per plate.

Prepped, portioned, and ready to eat in 30 minutes or less.  Now that’s simple!  Simple Plate™that is!

What do I mean by Fresher than Fresh Thrive Life Freeze Dried Foods?  Take a look at this.  It explains it! (more…)

Thrive Life Foods – Love these products!

Simple.  Clean.  Food.  Delivered to your door.

Our Testimony:

In 2011, my husband set us up with some long term food storage as a part of an emergency preparedness plan. After hours of research he ordered THRIVE LIFE freeze dried food products and we also purchased some canned goods and MRE’s and put them in storage in case of some catastrophe.

In 2016, he decided that we didn’t have enough in storage, so this time he gave me the assignment to add more foods to our supply.   I got heavily into determining which was the best bang for our buck and also I wanted to add some variety to the collection.

I created a spreadsheet and compared price per serving on various products from various sites, including THRIVE LIFE.

As I studied all this, I found that people were using THRIVE LIFE as a daily food supply not just for Emergency Preparedness.   This made me aware, for one thing, that we had had all that Freeze dried food for 5 years and we had never read the instructions or tried any of it!

The more I read on THRIVE’s site the more I realized they had a lot to offer and that I actually might be able to save food dollars on our regular food supply by joining them as a consultant, and well, the rest is history.

I did become a THRIVE LIFE consultant, hosted tasting parties, and I began preparing meals with the food from THRIVE and we loved it.  Now it is not necessarily cheaper than my groceries I buy in the store, BUT, some of the advantages will be revealed below as I tell you about the products and how they are prepared and how I don’t deal with so much waste of food or time when I use my THRIVE LIFE products.   Note: Our THRIVE LIFE site is located at https://www.pinnaclepantry.com.

Watch for more blogs with Recipes and tips and tricks for cooking with THRIVE and making money as a consultant!


How It Ends – Netflix Movie Review

Movie Title: How It Ends

Trailer: How It Ends Trailer

Director: David M. Rosenthal

Cast: Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham, Grace Dove

Film Location: Mostly in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  One seen was filmed in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada

My Rating: 6 out of 10


The Beginning starts off pretty good

This movie definitely got me thinking again about the possibilities of something like this happening in the US and around the world.  It is entertaining.   It did keep my attention.  This world (especially in the U.S.) is so dependent on our electricity, water, the internet, cell phones, etc. that a disaster that took down anyone of these could leave this spoiled country in shambles.

The young couple in this story have just found out they are going to be parents of a little boy.   Sam (the girlfriend) and Will (the boyfriend) have not told her parents yet and there is obviously a ‘not so good’ relationship between Will and Sam’s dad, Tom.   Tom is a retired career military man and he is tough on Will.   Sam is his only daughter and he wants the best for her and doesn’t fell Will can provide that.  Lots of obvious tension there.

Will has to make a business trip to the city where Sam’s folks are and goes by to have dinner with them, leaving Sam at home in Seattle.  The dinner didn’t go so well and Will leaves her folks to head to the airport to fly back home.  He is on the phone with Sam when there is some major noise and ‘she says something is wrong’ and they lose their connection.

Next thing that happens is the power goes out, the internet goes down and it happens all over the U.S. (more…)

Microsoft Office 365 – Review


A Long Time Microsoft User!

I have used Microsoft products since they first came out.   From DOS to the first Windows Product to the first Office products, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics (Formerly Great Plains) and more.

People can complain about Microsoft but quite frankly being involved in the IT arena and Software support arena for 22 years, I have to say Microsoft has been phenomenal.

Just remembering back to DOS and manually typing in commands to find files/data on your hard drives and then to Windows and where it is today. WOW!

I first used Word processing products back in the 80’s before Microsoft came out with their products.   Remember WordPerfect and those other Word processing products?

The first Spreadsheet app I used was Lotus 1,2,3.   Then Microsoft came out with Excel!

There was DB1 the first database app I remember using.   Then Microsoft developed Access which was another amazing product.

People complained about the cost of these products but what they didn’t realize then and don’t realize today is that each of the Microsoft Office products alone are amazing, powerful tools which you can literally run a small business on!   The tools which exist within each of these products is well worth what the annual cost is.

A few years later they began combining the products together as Microsoft Office! (more…)

Solo Bryant 17.3 Inch Rolling Laptop Case – Review

PRODUCTSolo Bryant 17.3 Inch Rolling Laptop Case

COLOR: Black

FABRIC: Polyester body, Canvas like – Textured fabric

DIMENSIONS: 17 x 14.75  x 8.75 in.

WEIGHT: 7.01 lbs.


WARRANTY: 5 year




Designed for on-the-go professionals

Fully padded 17.3′ laptop compartment

Front zippered pocket

Full size front zip-downorganizer section

Divided file folder compartment

Padded carry handles

Hidden push-button telescoping handle system

Polyster body

2 Rollers on back bottom of bag with 2 solid feet (non-rolling) on front bottom of bag for stability


Do Product Reviews Matter – We Think So!

We Believe Product Reviews Matter

We believe this so much that we are building our business and our website around it.  For years we have been active product review seekers…IE we rarely buy anything other than groceries without searching for product reviews from more than one source before making the purchase.  According to WordPress eCommerce Plugins: WP eStore Review: Advances in Economics and Business (an international journal) has conducted studies into the likelihood of product reviews influencing purchase decisions.   Their findings point to reviews as an important part of the research process for customers. (more…)