Nov 26

Give her the gift of style with Emi-Jay

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Now that Jayde is older I can start to finally get her beauty related gifts and she will enjoy them. and I was so excited when Emi-Jay sent us one of their tin to try. Honestly I was especially excited because their headbands were featured on Oprah’s favorite things and if you didn’t know that is HUGE. Even as spectacular is that Emi-Jay was created by two teenage entrepreneurs who were inspired by their love of fashion set out to create these really cool modern hair ties!

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I was especially excited to try one of these tins because some of these tins include a mix of hair ties and headbands so that you get a little of each to try out. Plus by getting one of these tins you are also able to enjoy a variety of fun colors like the Glitter Paint Tin which comes with shiny colors like gold and silver or the Animal Paint Tin that features jaguar, leopard,and even zebra. Don’t worry though they also have solids as well that work perfect with any outfit! These are ties are both durable and stylish!

Besides having a great amount of really cool hair accessories they also recently added some really cool tee shirts that would make incredible gifts as well!

So when you are buying for that lovely lady on your Christmas list be sure to check out Emi-Jay.com! Emi-Jay gives back 20% of all of their profits to charity!

Nov 25

Get your pies for Thanksgiving today!

Gigi’s Cupcakes let us try their brand new Southern Comfort Pecan Pie to review. All of the opinions are my own!

They released two new pies for the holidays, the Southern Comfort Pecan Pie and the Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie. Of course since pecan pie is a family favorite here I chose that one to try. I went into my local Gigi’s Cupcakes to place my order for the pie, even though it would have been easier to place my order online (you can also order any of their other treats online as well). Then again it was just another excuse for me to get in there and grab some of their delicious goodies, and had their cheese cake and it was amazing!


I picked up the pie two days later and enjoyed it with my family that evening. The pie was amazing! I could tell a big difference from the moment that I cut the pie that it was different that most pies because there were so many pecans. Not to mention that the pie filling itself was rich and delicious, I bet their Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie is equally as great. If you can’t decide on which one you want you can even get these in minis so that you can enjoy a little of each flavor.

Since Thanksgiving is just a mere few days to go so run into your local Gigi’s Cupcakes or go to their website and order yours today!Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 2.43.37 PM

Nov 25

Awesome Easy Finds // gifts for him


Minimalist Wallet // Mens travel bag // Moon t-shirt // Leather Canvas Bag // iPhone 6 dock // Rubs of the south // Leather Tool Belt Personalized // Personalized Coordinate keychain //

Nov 24

Easy chicken and saffron rice

One of my go to meals around here is chicken and rice because it can be made quickly and with very little on hand, not to mention it is incredibly quick! Before I share my recipe I want to disclose that I was raised in the south and that means that a good bit of my food is cooked in butter so I have to look for healthier alternatives which is why I recommend that you substitute butter with the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®. This new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is the first spread from Unilever in the U.S. to be made from non-GMO sourced ingredients and has real ingredients that I recognize like plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.
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For this recipe you will need:

1 bag of saffron rice
1 lb of chicken breast
1 tsp seasoning salt
4 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®

Directions:

Cut your chicken breast into squares and put into a frying pan with 2 tablespoons of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® and 1 teaspoon and cook until golden brown.

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While your chicken is cooking prepare your saffron rice according to the package. Be sure to replace butter in that recipe with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®.

Once your chicken breast is golden brown add two tablespoons of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® and reduce your heat to low and combine your rice and chicken into one pan.

Now you’re ready to enjoy your chicken and rice. Also- you can add in black beans or even corn and they both taste delicious in this meal, and sometimes when Ethan (my onion hater) isn’t looking I add onions to cook along with the chicken and its delicious! I typically pair this meal with either a salad or green beans.

Enjoy!

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Back to the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®, not only is it made from simple ingredients that you recognize but is also has 40%fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. It provides a good source to be part of an overall healthy balanced diet and provides a source of good fats, similar to those found in avocados, walnuts and almonds.

For more delicious ways to use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® visit their website! You can find I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® at your local grocery store for a suggested retail price of $3.09

 

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Nov 24

Chocolates for the sports lover on your list!

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I had the pleasure of trying out one of Sports Chocolates delicious chocolate sports stadiums with my family and I determined that it would be a really great gift for that sports fan on your list!

We tried the chocolate soccer stadium, and it arrived as cute in person as it looked online. This stadium is made of delicious quality chocolate that is completely solid (unlike many chocolate gifts that are made of hollow chocolate). In fact it was so solid that my boys even used the chocolate soccer balls to play finger soccer, and naturally that meant Jayde was grossed out because the boys touched the candy. Luckily though the soccer balls are all individually wrapped.

These Sports Chocolates come in just about every sport from Football to Roulette and pretty much everything in between! They are likely to have something for that sports lover on your Christmas list!

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