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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Quick Giveaway: Emerald Geometrics Teething Ring Necklace for Breastfeeding/Nursing Necklace

Hi guys!

I have a quick little giveaway here for all the nursing mothers or mommies with children who are teething or soon to be teething or you just like having spomething to distract your little one with. hehe


Here it is, I Think it's very pretty and most of all natural and free of harmful stuff that is not good for babies. The giveaway is simple and it's only up for a day, I just need you to vote for my recipe. Thank you for taking part and helping me. If the widget does not load, just click the Rafflecopter link.


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Try Conciousbox Free for the 1st Month!


I got an e-mail from Plum District today informing me that I could get my first Conscious Box and for FREE! Wooo! In case you didn't know about Conscious Box, they are a monthly subscription service that sends you new 100% natural products to try that are from Eco-conscious companies, they have a Regular Box, Vegan and Gluten Free Box. so you have choices!

I would also like to note that if you join, you can cancel at anytime or pause your subscription.

If you would like to give it a try just click on one of the pictures or links and use the code PLUMPICKS at Checkout & you just pay $7.95 for shipping.




Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Honest Company Review + Chance to win $250.




I subscribed to The Honest Co. recently. I first took their trial or sample option (free to try and you just pay for the shipping) and I really liked it so I made the change. 

The fact that they are all NATURAL products! customizable in many ways, down to the diaper patterns!!! :D I like their customer service, they are quick to help and very professional yet friendly.... but I think the biggest thing is the ability to pause your subscription if you need to or change the date. You can customize your essentials box to suit your needs every month and if you need more you can even add extras, They not much more than grocery store natural products which is fantastic! I also know they have come out with a prenatal and child vitamin which is another option you can opt for if you are in the market for an all natural and organic one.

Here are the pictures I took from the my sampler pack with my phone because I still don't have a camera. :(




If you would like to give them a try you can use this LINK and use INVITED10 in the coupon code section and you can save $10 of your first order. Right now the Honest Company are running a giveaway If you join through my link you, my self + 3 others have the chance to win $250 gift card at honest.com.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Latin Inspired Pork Rub Recipe.


Here is a recipe I came up with just yesterday for grilling. We used a boneless Boston Butt and we used some apple-wood chips but you can just use what ever you wish or have on hand. We smoked ours for about 3 hrs roughly and it was well cooked, juicy but with a lovely bark on it. I hope you like it! :)

Recipe for the rub:

2 tbsp of Paprika
1 tbsp of Salt
2 tsp Parsley (dried & fine)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Celery Salt
1/2 tsp Mustard Powder (I Used Colmans)
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Juice from 1 Lime
Handful of Cilantro Chopped
Olive Oil (I used about 2 tbsp)

Just Mix the ingredients together and rub on the meat. Let it sit for at least 30 mins and cook!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ipsy sneak peek June 2013!


Today, I got my e-mail letting me know my bag from ipsy had been shipped. I look forward to this every month, I love surprises and ipsy never disappoints me, so you know I going to be looking forward to it every month. I headed over to the site (I know, I cheated!) because I am not very patient and here is what will be in my box. You too can get almost the same, I think they are also sending some people a really nice looking gel eyeliner with brush and there might be more but I am unaware of those.

If you are interested and would like to join, you can follow the link ( I think I get something after so many people join), ipsy is a $10 a month subscription service, you can cancel or skip at anytime. I like that its free shipping and you get 4-5 full size items and they are always pretty good and worth a lot more than the $10 you pay.

I'll be sure to post pictures of my bag once it arrives too so you can see. :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hurry! GlossyBox Promo Code - June 2013


I Just got this e-mail from Glossybox, You can get a ModelCo Eyeshadow Palette with any subscription to GlossyBox. I don't know if you have seen the previews for June but the Box looks great, There is a Tarte Lipstick  in everybox, Oscar de la renta perfume & Bondi Nail polish. I am super excited! Hurry before they run out!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Recipe: Super Tasty White Choc Chip Cookies

HI! Sorry I have not posted much in a while, My camera broke and I finally bought one (it's going back, I am not happy with it) but I managed to take some test pictures of some cookies I made so I figured I'd post this.

If you love soft chunky cookies that are moist, this is the recipe for you. :-) I make these every week, with different variations. If you like this I can post more in the future, so please let me know.


Ingredients

    1 cup Butter (Room temp or cut in pieces and Microwave for 20-30 secs)
    1/2 cup Brown Sugar
    1/2 cup Sugar
    3.4 oz pkg instant Chocolate pudding mix
    2 eggs (at room temp)
    1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence or Extract
    2 1/4 cup Flour
    1 tsp Baking soda
    1/2 tsp Baking powder
    2 Cups of White Choc Chips (I use Ghirardelli)

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the dry pudding mix and vanilla essence.
   
    Beat in one egg at a time.

    In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Then slowly stir into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips. (I usually get the dry ingredients set up before I start that way I don't have to run around measuring things)

    Line baking sheet with baking paper and then spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10   minutes depending on your cookie size. (I make either 16 large cookies or about 20 medium Sized.)

    Cool & Enjoy!



(They have lasted me 5 days and tasted great but they can probably go a bit longer.)