Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Love Chick-fil-A? Met too! I am part of the Chick-fil-A Moms Panel 2016 @chickfila

Disclosure:  I am a member of MomSelect. I was chosen as part of the Chick-fil-A Moms Panel 2016. I received a complimentary gift from MomSelect and Chick-fil-A.



 

I was really thrilled to hear the great news this week that I am now part of the Chick-fil-A Mom’s Panel for 2016! As part of the Mom's Panel, I will have the opportunity to hear about exclusive Chick-fil-A news and participate in special promotions....all wonderful things to be able to share with you as my Glamamama friends.  I will also be able to interact with fellow Chick-fil-A Mom's Panel members who also happen to be big Chick-fil-A fans just like me, as well as members of the Chick-fil-A brand team. Chick-fil-A just keeps opening up new doors everywhere. I was so hopped up to hear about the spanking new location they just opened up in NYC! The lines were so far down the block people were waiting forever just to get their hands on some Chick-fil-A. There was not one Chick-fil-A in NYC before this. I know! Now when I go into NYC I can hop on over and grab a snack or two. Hopefully the line will calm down in the next few weeks there in NYC. 

Did you know how many great options Chick-fil-A has on their menu wherever you go? You can go to their website and check out the individual menus for the various locations by you. I love that I can stop in and still keep to my healthy eating plan. They have tons of salads and grilled chicken options in addition to vegetarian items that are delicious. Many families these days have at least a vegetarian or two that needs to eat too and Chick-fil-A is sensitive to that and has a variety of options for everyone. Since it is getting cooler, don't forget about all their yummy soups that are on the menu as well. Last winter we were loving their soups every week when we stopped in their location at our local mall. Let me know your thoughts and your fave items on the menu.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Apple and Eve VoxBox: Attention Mamas! @influenster @influenstervox @appleandeve

Disclosure:  I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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If you have ever tried Apple and Eve products you know they are a healthier option for your family. They have come out with some new organic juice products and I received some to try complimentary from Influenster. I was really excited about the flavors and options because some of them are really fun. You can imagine how excited other little people in my family were as well. I had to ration these out and hide them. Overall, this is a great line of organic juice products that you will want to check out at your local grocery store and see for yourself.  


Apple and Eve is different because they have been around for a long time and you can feel confident that they are a brand that is here to stay.  They are always innovating and they recently launched two great new lines of shelf stable organic juices. These are all delicious on their own or they are delicious as part of smoothies and other blends. I enjoy being creative and so does my family. Even if your kids are picky, there are the yummy basics like Natural Style Apple Juice.
 

One of the things that surprised me was the fact that There are some fun flavor combinations like Berrylicious Lemonade and Razzberry Apple Splash. They are all shelf stable so you can stock up and store them in the pantry. These are perfect for the lunchbox or anytime on the go. If your kids play sports these are an ideal treat to rehydrate after a game. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mango Salsa - Tropical Mango Salsa by SalsaCrazy #mangosalsa




We love a little spice in our life. I enjoy cooking and so does my hubby but you have to keep it fresh and use a variety of ingredients to keep meals exciting. This is especially important when you cook healthy. The great thing is that, these days, you have tons of options for condiments and add-ins to always keep your palate guessing. 



We both work full-time and some nights are a little harried between the fitness routines, kids sports and activities and hubby's own sports and coaching schedule. That is why I love condiments that are ready to roll like this sweet and spicy salsa from Salsa Crazy. You can use it in tons of recipes from a topping for pre-made chicken breasts to fish. I add a bit to pastas or rice salads to add some zing too. 

  • Awesome Mango Salsa
  • Delicious Tropical Flavor
  • Not Too Hot, Not too Sweet - Salsa perfection


It tastes delicious and you can't beat the combination of mango and spice. I think it would be great as a quick snack blended with low fat cottage cheese on crackers or blended with fat-free Hreek yogurt as a veggie dip. Give it a try and let me know where you use it most. 

You can pick up this delicious mango salsa on Amazon for easy shopping anytime.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Beautiful Hand Painted Wine glasses makes any occasion special plusthey are a special gift idea #valentinaparis




Are you a true oenophile? I know I am I just have to reign it in except a tiny bit on the weekend. On the other hand I know the health benefits of a little bit of wine her and there especially red wines. My friends and I know that enjoying wine is more than just drinking a glass of fermented grapes, it's more about embracing a sophisticated lifestyle that embodies just a bit of exclusivity and luxury. Historically, wine embodies passion and sophistication. Shouldn't you be drinking all your special bottles of wine from a special glass that matches the same level of sophistication? Valentina Paris creates works of art in their wine glasses that not only enhance the drinking experience, they also add that touch of sophistication that you might be seeking. Each glass is mouth-blown by professional artists. They hand paint designs on each and every glass to ensure high-quality durability and elegance. These gorgeous glasses are a perfect option for any occasion.  You can pull them out for the most elegant dinner, use them for a casual get together or just enjoy the beauty while relaxing with a good book.



Valentina Paris hand painted wineglass features:
 

  • Enhances red and white wines  
  • Designed in Paris by professional designers    
  • Great birthday, wedding, housewarming, bachelor, or host gift
     


This is a perfect gift idea. Valentina Paris crafts this unique SET OF 2 wine glasses with a gorgeous design. Each one is such a special work of art. You can see how each glass is  unique and unrepeatable when you inspect the pair of glasses. These glasses are so pretty that they add a special touch to your wine every time your pour a glass for yourself or a special friend. These glasses add an elegant touch to any dinner table too. These are the kind of glasses you put on display when you are not using them because they add to your decor. 

These glasses have an elegant design that shimmers when you add wineThese are tall and spacious wine glasses that will enhance your table plus mesmerize your guests. They are substantial glasses but they have a narrow, tall stem so they are truly comfortable to hold in your hand. I am quite petite and have small hands and I still found them very comfortable. These mouth-blown wine glasses are specially-designed to let the wine breathe properly too. In addition to their beauty, you can have the exquisite ability to properly swirl the wine and sense its aroma prior to tasting it. These special hand painted wine glasses are shaped just so to make each sip superb. The glass was designed to balance aroma, taste and appearance.

Valentina Paris artists' design each wine glass in Paris. Home to some of the most artistically-sound crafters in the world, each of these mouth-blown, hand-painted wine glasses will always be original and unique.You can pick up these Hand Painted Wine Glasses on Amazon for easy shopping anytime.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Johnsonville sampling through @Crowdtap #SausageFamily #sponsored @jvillesausage

Disclosure: I am a member of the Crowdtap Johnsonville Sausage program and Johnsonville® sent me coupons to review this product.



I was excited to try a new product from Johnsonville because I have had great experiences with their products in the past. My whole family has always been Johnsonville fans...mom swears by their sausages for weekend breakfasts and busy nights. 


There's nothing like breakfast for dinner....it's always fun! The company has always stood for quality products. Now they just made it all even easier with several varieties of Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage.


I picked up the Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage in the Turkey variety.  The whole family loved them. They were juicy and flavorful...it was a fast change from the usual wait for them to cook we often have in the weekend. 


My one thing I really wish Johnsonville would do is have some of their products be organic. That would be so great...I would eat them even more often. Especially now since they cook up in the grill pan or microwave in a minute! 

I know Johnsonville products are widely available at my favorite grocery stores here in the mid-Atlantic. I found them at my local Stop & Shop.  Let me know how these Johnsonville Fully Cooked Sausages go over with your family.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Weeknight dinner idea: Sunnyside Tortilla Veggie Wrap


Once again, driving around and this idea for Sunnyside Tortilla Veggie Wraps popped into my head as a quick dinner which you could mostly prep ahead. Mix 'n match your veggies to what you have. I was too tired to do more but you could add vegetarian or turkey sausage, grilled chicken, shrimp or even meat to amp up the protein for everyone or just select guests. Sometimes I do that based on our diet needs since hunky hubby is a vegetarian (sigh...more work but I đź’— him and he does do a lot of the cooking!)


I sautĂ©ed up 2 chopped cloves of garlic in olive oil then I added 1 chopped onion. After another two minutes I added some chopped red and yellow sweet peppers. Add more for a larger group. Chopped cherry tomatoes would also be good to add to the mix or zucchini I think. 


Meanwhile, I grilled up a block of organic tofu that I had sliced the long way into four pieces. I like to grill it because it gets a bit crispy on the sides and builds a good texture. I grill about 15 minutes each slide on medium in a grill pan on the stove until each side is golden brown. Let cool a minute then slice into one-inch pieces. 

Add the tofu to the almost finished grilled veggies. Heat up a frying pan and cook sunny-side up or broken cooked yolks or scrambled...your preference) one egg per serving/per person. 


Heat up large or small tortillas...I use whole wheat ones. If you are cutting carbs you can use Romaine leaves instead of tortillas. Drop you preferred style of cooked egg in, add your grilled veggies and top with salsa and or hot sauce. I love my Sriracha but you enjoy any way you like. 


Vanilla Bean Powder for cooking and baking #SunnyDay


We all use vanilla in various forms for cooking and baking but do we know really what it is? What IS Vanilla Bean? Vanilla bean refers to the dried seed pod of the vanilla plant. It is actually a tropical fruit of Vanilla planifolia, a species of vanilla orchid in genus Orchidadeae.  Vanilla beans are high in the compound vanillin that is responsible for that speciall vanilla taste and scent. Sunny Day Ground Vanilla Bean is a dark brown, sun-dried, pure and premium product. There are no post-extraction vanilla beans used.


You can do so much with Ground Vanilla Bean in the kitchen. It gives desserts and baking goods that rich and creamy flavour. You can use this as a substitute for vanilla extract in many recipes. Vanilla is truly the perfect option to enrich the taste of you morning coffee. Add a teaspoon to your ground coffee before brewing and enjoy. 

Think about the holidays coming up fast. You can use ground vanilla bean in DIY gifts and Christmas presents. It makes a wonderful aromatherapy remedy. It can be used in home-made bug repellents against mosquitoes to keep you bite free all summer long. .

Vanilla is often used in cosmetics due to its pleasant scent and antioxidant contents that help fight off free radicals. Vanilla possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe inflamed areas of the skin.


Sunny Day Organics Ground Vanilla Bean has many benefits. Vanilla Bean is high in many minerals such like potassium, iron, manganese and copper. Potassium is important for cell and body fluids that help control blood pressure and hear rate.Iron is important for red blood cell production. Manganese and copper are co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme. According to USDA, vanilla bean is in the top 10 antioxidant foods. It even has Antibacterial and relaxing properties.


This product is organically grown, there are no chemicals used and it is obtained from small farms in Indonesia at fair trade prices, which makes it really clean and pure food.

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You can pick up Sunny Day Organic Vanilla Bean Powder on Amazon for easy shopping anytime.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Zahler Whey Protein Meal Replacement Powderhelps me go-go-go all day long! #zahlerwheyprotein



I work out 6-7 days a week for 1-2 hours a day to stay in shape. That is the reality when you are 40+...I am not interested in the alternative of larger sized clothes and a muffin top. Forget it, sister. How do you manage to feed your body and keep it all healthy? I add in a protein shake each day. I recently tried Reach Whey Protein in Vanilla. It comes in a bunch of flavors  including Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, Cappuccino and Strawberry. I like Vanilla because I can make it what I want by mixing in various ingredients like fruits or peanut butter powder for example. 
This whey protein blends smoothly with my usual mixture of frozen fruit, ice, Greek yogurt and skim organic milk. It tastes smooth and natural. Reach, is part of Zahlers active nutrition line. The company shared that it restores energy and eliminates hunger.  It does help you to eat better, exercise harder and do more because you are not hungry.  Hee-hee it really does let you REACH for your goals, then you REACH a little further. 
The word protein is derived from the Greek word Proteios, meaning Primary. It is truly a key to a good diet. Protein is essential to practically every part of the body, from hair and skin to muscle and tissue. Whey protein is popular among individuals who have specific fitness goals, like athletes and bodybuilders. A few reasons, whey protein has a fast absorption rate. This means that not only does it help build muscle, but it also helps repair muscle right after a workout. Whey is a complete protein too. What that means is that it provides all the nine essential amino acids necessary for the function of the body. You can find Zahler Whey Protein on Amazon for easy shopping anytime. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Crest® Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash #GotItFree #CrestSmile @bzzagent



I recently received Crest® Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash through BzzAgent in order to try it out. Happy day for me since I am the perfect candidate. I use mouthwash daily. 


I am a teeth freak...okay well maybe not a freak but I work out regularly, eat super healthy and keep my teeth in top shape. That includes twice a year dental visits plus brushing, flossing and rinsing twice a day.  You gotta do it people. I look at my mom, she is diligent about her health, diet, fitness and even her teeth. The woman is 81 and looks 60. She has all her own tusks too...no bridges or dentures either. The secret is good dental care and that includes a mouthwash that contains fluoride. 

Everyone wants a healthy mouth so I will let you in on the secret. Try Crest®Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash. If you always jumped at the burn from those older rinses and mouthwashes then try this one. There is really no alcohol burn because it contains no alcohol! I really like the flavor it is nice and minty. It is fresh and clean but no burning. I love how it eradicates icky breath and helps prevent cavities. I feel like it gets in between the teeth and gums as I sleep too.

Your dentist is going to be so happy when he sees you so make the appointment for a checkup so he can ask what you have been doing different. You can say, I started using Crest®Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fun and Educational toy ideas for kids from ThinkFun Maker Studio:Propellers



My family loves all kinds of challenges and ThinkFun games specialize in fun challenges for the mind. We have been enjoying their puzzles and games for years. They have so many great options for toys that are enjoyable but give your brain a break from the electronics, bells and whistles that get old after a while. ThinkFun designs puzzles and game sets for kids and adults of all ages. My tween has been enjoying them since she was a toddler. They have recently launch a line of Maker Studio products that get kids thinking and constructing. Perfect for kids and adults that enjoy STEM or if you are encouraging your kids in that direction. 

This set was designed by engineers to help your little  engineers get excited about building! Maker Studio Construction Sets inspire  a love for engineering with easy to understand instructions. Reuse, recycle and use your maker parts to transform everyday things into cool, working, kinetic inventions. This set features propellers that let you construct a chopper, a biplane, a windmill and a even a functional plane. 

This set lets you do so much too. Once you've completed your item, you can put your thinking hat on  and use your new creations to complete 10 different engineering challenges. These are real challenges too and will have you pondering. My 11 year old has been having fun with it for the past week or two. You'll become a true engineer as you design your solutions to the engineering challenges. Each Maker Studio Set comes with all the basic elements so you can build just about anything-all you need is a little imagination and a few simple items we have at home like a cardboard toilet paper roll for example.



If you enjoy this Maker Studio then you should check out  and consider all three Maker Studio sets-Propellers, Gears and Winches. You can mix and match and even combine the different sets for more building fun. Who knows what a creative kid or adult can create? Thes best part is that each set is embedded with brain building essentials that are really necessary for problem solving in today's high tech world. Think about how sets like this magically help develop skills such as spatial and sequential reasoning, beginning physics, creativity and even executive function.



You can find this great ThinkFun Maker Studio Propeller Set on Amazon for the easiest shopping experience ever. Let me know what you think.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Beauty Box 5 Fall on Fleek September 2015 Subscription BoxReview @beautybox5 #beautybox5 #elizabethmott #beautifulnutrition #harveyprince #bellapierre #beabombshell



Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the products.



I love it....Beauty Box five has the fun beauty ideas for every day of the year whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  My little blue box from BB5 helps me manage to keep it all together at work and at home to freshen up my glam look no matter what the day holds for me.  BB5 shows you how you can squeeze in quality beauty time into even the days you gotta speed things along with a few little marvy products.  Check out all the trendiest of autumn fashions now that the long, hot days of summer are starting to fade! Don't forget to share your fave finds and share with friends too. Take a peek at a few beauty goodies to go along with your pretty fashions and maybe grab a few extra for friends. A BB5 subscription makes a great gift any friend would appreciate all year long.  



Everyone loves getting the inside scoop. I like trying new beauty products from sunscreens to lipsticks and find that I often find new faves.  That is one of the great things about BB5.  You can try lots of new things and sub in new favorites without being stuck with a huge bottle of this or that. I happens to the best of us even with green intentions. Sometimes I look at a product in the store but I worry it might not be for me and I don't want to spend all that money if I don't know that I really like it.  Who needs something else to sit on the bathroom shelf or take up more room in a drawer? I would always feel guilty. Every once in a while you get lucky and the store has a sample or perhaps a beauty company sends you a sample and you get to try it first.  That is the premise behind BB5.

The ideal solution for all of us is brought to you by Beauty Box 5. They understand  and created their great sampling box program. Beauty Box 5 is an amazing subscription beauty box sampler that is delivered right to your doorstep (or mailbox) filled with a combination of 5 brand new cosmetic samples monthly, quarterly or annually. You can start out at just $12 a month or save more by getting a longer subscription. Signing up to receive Beauty Box 5 each month is a great new way for anyone from teens to moms to sample new cosmetic products and see what works for you.  Each month they include tips and tricks for the products on the back of this little card below to help you get the most out of your beauty samples each month.



Beauty Box 5 is always on the lookout for the latest new items to make the best matches for your own personal taste and lifestyle.  The prices are reasonable too. You can get a Beauty Box 5 monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 or annually for just $99.  Shipping is always free.  A fun way to check out lots  of the new beauty stuff out there without a whole lot of $$ investment. The great part is that if you like something, you can just up and buy the full size item, right?  Much better than buying a full size you-know-what-beauty-item and paying a fortune and then it sits in the makeup bag gathering dust because it doesn't work for you.



Beauty Box 5 mixes it up with their brands and keeps things adventurous. They source from a mix of niche, luxe, regular drugstore, vegan and eco-conscious brands.  One month you might get hair care, nail care, makeup, skin care, fragrances or even beauty accessories or a mix of any of the above.  I love the suspense!  You will get a carefully curated blend of travel, full-size and deluxe samples from their most current collection.
  

I just received the September Fall on Fleek Box this week.  The September theme is all about working the trends no matter what your beauty regimen.  Just how do you add a those fearless new shades, tools and a bit of freshness to your routine? Let BB5 help you out! The team at Beauty Box 5 wants to remember you are it is all about being just a little bit adventurous.  They show you just how to let go of those summer colors and let the metallic eyes and rosy cheeks shine through even if you aren't walking the runway this week. Beauty Box five is here with a ton of special treats to help you along the way.    Here is the scoop on the amazing treats that were in this sweet sea blue September box:

As always It was chock full of amazing goodies that I could not wait to try. There were goodies for my hands, face and body tucked in there this month.  Lots of special items to keep me looking fresh and alluring wherever the cool fall days take me from work to play.  They take me all over too but hopefully not too far from home. We will have to see. I am one busy mama as always.


The first item in this box is a sample of Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Gentle Clarifying Treatment.  All that summer sun and those outdoor workouts really gave my hair a beating. This clarifying hair treatment could be the solution for you too. It is easy to use just add a capful of this restoring remedy root to tip after your standard shampoo and see a bit of a shine peeking through. It takes all the weight out of the buildup that products left behind. It smells fresh like lemons and feels good on my hair. I noticed an improvement in how it looked and the shine.  Retail: $10.00 for 13.3 fl oz. 


Scent galore! The next product in the box is ideal for keeping me freshly scented wherever I go this fall. This little Sincerely Mini-Roller from Harvey Prince is just adorable and smells like a dream. I enjoy changing up my scent for the different seasons and what could be better than a fresh scent arriving at your door just in time for fall? It has a fresh, herbal scent with a bit of cedarwood, freesia and orange flower that is light and airy but perfect for fall. What a fresh take on the ho-him nail file that gets lost in my cavernous purse.  Naturally I stashed it right in my purse but this one I can find easily whenever I need it. A deal at $21.00.


This Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in Snowflake is the perfect way to add some fall sparkle. If the sparkly silver color didn't get your attention I don't know what will. Here is the perfect bit of accent that you need to add some highlights to your eyes. Add as much as you like but I like to use just a bit for the day but more for evenings out. This is priced reasonably too so enjoy...pick up a few colors to add sparkle and shimmer to different looks.  This would also be a super cute little gift tucked into a gift bag for your best friend, your girls.  At this price I can collect a few more. Retail: $19.99  



I love a good eyeliner that adds dimension because it really defines the eyes. Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Crayon is an ideal option. I use eyeliner most days for work.  My everyday makeup routine includes moisturizer, mascara, a bit of eyeliner and lipgloss. I am thrilled because this crayon goes on smoothly so I can swipe on some defining color in a flash. This pretty green shade gives me a fresh swipe of color to add some dimension to my hazel eyes. Perfect on my busy days when I just want perky, defined eyes. I am looking forward to bright eyes this fall. This one lasted all day for me. A good deal at $14.00.


The final item in this precious box is a Elizabeth Mott Tins + Sass Lip + Cheek Stain. It is a lighweight color that adds a pop of perfect pinky-rose-red for cheeks or lips that stays on all day long. This girl loves her makeup to be carefree so all day is heaven for me.  I don't have a ton of time so I am thrilled that it only take a few seconds and I don't need to bother with touch-ups either.  A secret beauty steal at $22.99 for .35 oz.

So, are you ready to get in on the fun? The ladies from BB5 have put together another really amazing box full of beauty fun perfect to take you straight into spring and even summer. Don't forget to join Beauty Box 5 and get in on the goodies to keep you looking fab all four seasons.



After you join, you can even spread your good fortune via Instagram and have an opportunity to win full-size versions of these products too! Don't forget to tag @beautybox5 and #bb5fave that way they know that it was you spreading the love around!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Jump into Fall Baking with Lucy Leid’s New Cookbook and an Amish Baking Basket Giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book complimentary in exchange for an honest review.


I love to cook so I was so excited to receive this lovely cookbook featuring Amish baking. This cookbook offers so many favorite Amish family recipes that have been handed down over the years. The recipes are blended in with sweet stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks.I kind of got lost in some of the stories as I was reading through the book, they were so captivating. The recipe for the Pecan Rolls shared how delicious they taste following a winter ice-skating party for example. One Amish community sold their special hoagies to help one of the families with hospital bills. Then there were the Cocoa Cupcakes that a budding cook got "stir by hand" confused with their hand...literally. Don't forget the Whoopie Pies that one Amish woman took to the local market in her horse and buggy.

My daughter and I enjoyed reading and earmarking these yummy recipes. You can feel their comforting traditions and faith as you read the recipes and the accompanying stories. Especially now, as the cooler weather starts to move in it makes you want to gather the whole family together to enjoy some of these delicious meals. The recipes aren't complicated or fancy but they are simple, fresh and tasty and that is what everyone loves. Pick up a copy and see what plain people do with simple ingredients and how they magically turn them into heaven. 
Gather Around the Amish Table Lucy Leid 
 
Incorporate Amish cooking traditions this fall in your kitchen with Lucy Leid's Gather Around the Amish Table. Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”

Get your fall baking underway with an Amish baking basket giveaway from Lucy and MennoMedia!


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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 29th. The winner will be announced September 30th on the Litfuse blog.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.