Tryazon: Another New Exploding Kittens Game!

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.

Exploding Kittens is back again with another Tryazon Featured Party opportunity! Introducing Hand to Hand Wombat, a totally unique take on classic social deduction games. Players work together in teams with their eyes closed to either repair or sabotage three stacks of square towers before time runs out. The goal is to earn points, figure out who’s working against you, and get opposing players out of the game before it’s too late!

Tryaon Has 250 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack with a Hand-to-Hand Wombat game and other extras to share with friends and family! Learn more and apply here.

Recipe: Lemon Herb Chicken

This recipe has been fine-tuned and constantly evolving for a while.  It originally started as a copycat of the Greek Chicken restaurant near me. This chicken is now a million times better.

Lemon Herb Chicken


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken (I use breasts or thighs)
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (I like sweet onions)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil of your choice (I like olive or avocado)
  • 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Prepare the marinade:

  1. Pat chicken dry and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl juice the lemons, set the lemons aside.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and whisk together.
  4. Chop up juiced lemons, add to marinade.
  5. In a large ziploc bag, pour marinade and add chicken.
  6. Allow chicken to marinate for at minimum 2 hours- I usually let it marinate overnight.

Cooking the chicken:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 T. oil or spray pan with spray release.
  2. Cook chicken on each side until brown and internal temp is at minimum 165.

This chicken is also great grilled! I love serving this chicken with a crisp cool green salad, hummus, and pita.


Free Covid-19 Test Kits: Order Before 9/2/2022!

The federal government will cease providing free COVID-19 kits on 9/2/2022, as there will no longer be federal funding. Learn more at

However, in the meantime, Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Each order now includes 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests (FDA has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates: Authorized At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests)
  • Your order of 8 tests will come in 2 separate packages (4 tests in each package), each with its own tracking number
  • Packages will ship free

It’s easy to sign up for free kits. Order your free kits here. We ordered ours, and we test when we have been exposed, even though we are all vaccinated and boosted. COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere, and we need to do what we can to protect ourselves and our communities.

Luxury Vehicle Study – Pays $1000

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This upcoming survey takes place virtually!

Q-Insights is currently recruiting for a 7-week study taking place between September 5th – October 31st that pays $1000.

The time commitment for the 7 weeks is 1-1.5 hours a week.

This study involves recording from your vehicle over the course of 7 weeks. If you will not have access to your vehicle for the timeframe given above please do not fill out the survey.

Qualifying Vehicles:
BMW 2 Series (2021 or newer)
BMW 3 Series (2019 or newer)
BMW 4 Series (2020 or newer)
BMW 5 Series (2018 or newer)
BMW 6 Series (2020 or newer)
BMW 7 Series (2019 or newer)
BMW 8 Series (2019 or newer)
BMW i4 (2022 or newer)
BMW iX (2022 or newer)
BMW iX3 (2020 or newer)
BMW X3 (2020 or newer)
BMW X4 (2020 or newer)
BMW X5 (2019 or newer)
BMW X6 (2020 or newer)
BMW X7 (2022 or newer)
BMW Z4 (2019 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan (2019 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2021 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (2020 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class (2021 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2020 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz EQS (2022 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (2021 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class (2021 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (2021 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz GLE Class (2020 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (2020 or newer)
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2020 or newer)

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here.  If you pre-qualify someone from Q-Insights will call you to ask some additional qualifying questions.