Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Entertaining with Blue Diamond & Healthy Veggie Recipes

I received another great opportunity with Blue Diamond Almonds to create and share recipes for their whole almonds and Rosemary & black pepper almonds. I decided to pair each up with a delicious vegetable that makes for a great summer entertaining addition. To me summer means lots of fresh fruits and veggies. The recipes are very easy and simple ingredients needed. With a large family I like to eat healthy and simple recipes as I do not always have time to cook lengthy recipes.
The first creation I made was asparagus with Blue Diamond Rosemary & black pepper almonds as a topping.
All you need for this yummy summer recipes is some asparagus and blue diamond rosemary & black pepper almonds. So simple!! To create preheat your oven at 450 then arrange the asparagus on a baking tray. I spay the asparagus with a little olive oil before I add to the oven. Cook for about 15 minutes. Chop the rosemary & black pepper almonds with a  food processor while waiting for the asparagus to cook. When the asparagus is ready take out and sprinkle the rosemary & black pepper almonds on top. Also if wanted melt some butter to add on the top as well. The finished product!

 I will definitely say this is such a good healthy appetizer or a great side dish to a meal.
My second vegetable/almond combo is a great zucchini dish. Once again a simple ingredient easy to make dish.
For this recipe you just need Blue Diamond whole natural almonds, fresh zucchini, and you can do fresh tomatoes or use diced tomatoes in a can as I did. I sliced the zucchini into zucchini chips. On medium heat throw the zucchini in with the tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes. During this you can chop the blue diamond almonds. When the tomatoes and zucchini is done simple sprinkle the almonds on the top.
The finished dish, another great summertime recipe.These dishes were a hit with the family and even the kids loved to eat their vegetables this way!

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond. I received two free cans in exchange for a blog post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Monday, July 28, 2014

BabyLuxe Jersey Knit Sheet for Portable Crib/Pack'N Play Review

As a mom of five I am always looking for good baby gear solutions.When the opportunity arose to review a sheet for pack n plays I was more than happy to try it out. I use my pack and play everyday. A sheet is very important for preserving the pack n play and keeping it spotless. I also like that it helps provide some extra comfort since pack n plays tend to be a little hard. I think our cute little babies deserve some extra comfort!
This play yard sheet is made by especially for baby which is a toys r us brand and available at babies r us.  It is 100% jersey knit cotton. It feels very soft and I feel it is a great addition to add to the pack n play. Look at your local Babies R Us for specially for baby play yard sheets.
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beauty Box 5 July 2014 Review

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty box subscription  that sends 5 samples to your door. The box is $12 a month if you do a month to month subscription. If you subscribe for longer you can get it as low as $10 a box which is a great deal.  They also have a shop as well that sells their featured brands and the products that are included in the boxes.
This is the July 2014 box. I was very happy about receiving it once I opened it. It included a full sized Revlon mascara.

 Mascara is my make up must have item so a full sized product was awesome and already made this box worth it's value. A coupon was included as well! I wear mascara everyday no matter what so this will be used plus I plan on redeeming the coupon.
I reviewed Argon oil a little while back for my blog and loved it. This is a new brand and I can't wait to try it out. Normally I am not a fan of foil packets but this is a large sized so I wasn't disappointed.
I love lip anything from chapstick to glosses to lip stick. This is By Body drench and it is called candy licious lips. This is another full sized item so this box was full of value!
I like the brand H20 since I have tried out so many of their products in many of my various subscription boxes I use.
This is a new brand to me  Simyskin. Its an anti aging eye serum. I love trying out new brand so I will be trying this tonight.
Overall i was very pleased with my box and felt it was a great value. The full sized item was great. If you want to check out Beauty box 5  click the banner below to sign up:
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Boxerfly Subscription Review and Discount

Boxerfly is a monthly mens underwear subscription. I am a slight subscription box addict and my husband deals pretty well with it lol. He always asks why there are not more boxes geared towards men. I know he would love getting more subscriptions in the mail if they had more manly  ones. When I saw this subscription I knew he would love it. Each month Boxerfly sends a premium quality brand boxer. They also have the option to do a sock add on for $9.90 a month. Plus if you do a 3 month or more sub you get your first pair of socks free. I did a month to month and skipped the socks although I may add them on in the future.
They ship from Sweden so it takes a couple weeks to receive your shipment since it's from Europe. This months boxer was from Frank Dandy.

My husband loved them and says they are very comfortable. I thought the design was a little out there but hubby liked it so that's all that matters. He wants to keep the sub so we'll see what comes next month! I knew he would slowly get hooked on boxes too! If you want to try or send your hubby a surprise sign up with my Boxerfly Link and you will save $15 off your first pair. They accept paypal which is a huge bonus. plus you can pause your subscription at any time if you needed too.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Sample Society Warehouse Sale Box Review and Giveaway

Recently BeautyBar released Sample Society's mystery boxes. Sample Society is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure magazine and BeautyBar. These were packs of 10 leftover subscription boxes. This was a great deal and I got 10 total boxes for under $40. I also went through ebates and got cash back so it was a huge score! The subscription is $15 a month for a regular subscription. It avaerages about five samples in each box. Some even full sized as you see below.This is my package at arrival!
Here are some pics of the boxes I got to get an idea of what sample society is like if your debating subscribing to sample society.
They come in really cute boxes that are great for storage or organizing.
They come with a mini magazine as well with makeup and skincare tips. There is also a card detailing all the samples plus it comes with a $15 off code for a full sized product of any item in the box.
This was one of the boxes in my shipment and I loved it. I am a huge fan of Butter London so this was such a hit of a box for me.
This is another box in my shipment which included another Butter London product. These were full sized so they retail for $15 each so I definitely got a great deal with the warehouse sale.
Love the quality brands they include. They are very high end and it's such a bonus to get the $15 coupon to redeem if I want to buy anything I like. Love the Flash facial!

Okay the fun part!!! Giveaway time!!! I saved a box just for one of my readers to win! It is unopened and still sealed so it will be a surprise of what you get in it. Enter Below: