Taste Trunk Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Taste Trunk Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We received this AWESOME Subscription box from Taste Trunk, and the stuff is AMAZING!! Each item came with recipe cards or recipes on the packaging. Our box included Hawaiian Lava Salt from the San Francisco Salt Company, Napa Valley Raspberry Vinegar, White Truffle Oil, Spiceologist, and Urban Accents Parmesan Mediterranean Veggie Roaster.

We used the recipes it came with to create some AMAZING food and made some of
our own! We uses the Parmesan Mediterranean Veggie Roaster to make this delish backed butternut squash! Even my somewhat picky two-year old would eat it. We also made some amazing homemade mashed potatoes with the Hawaiian Lava Salt. The contrast between the white from the potatoes and the black salt looks great on a plate and would be amazing for holiday parties. We also made Cauliflower Soup with the Truffle oil, it was super yummy! The Truffle oil was made from extra virgin olive and white truffles which were found by truffle pigs what are specially trained to look for them. Pretty much everything in this box is amazing!

They have loads of information here on their website under their FAQ page! Everything from delivery day information to Subscriptions and stock photos you can use if you buy these for your friends and family! They also set up business subscriptions for those of you whom like to give these out as holiday gifts to employees. Under their Kitchen notes tab they have recipes they release with the boxes that are exclusive to them. One in particular that looked super yummy is the Homemade Greek Yogurt which looks super easy to make.

You can also do a build your own box! So you get to choose a theme or a set of items individually for your Taste Trunk! You can also pick items to suit your specific diet such as Vegan foods and gluten free. They even have catagories for organic and kitchen supplies!

Botticelli Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Botticelli Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

At our house we eat ALOT of pasta, like we love pasta.So when we were given the opportunity to review Botticelli again we jumped on it!  They use 100% Italian tomatoes and the highest quality. They produce their pasta sauces from scratch in small batches,using natural ingredients. The sauces and pasta we received have ingredients we can pronounce so nothing funky great for if you need to avoid chemicals or preservatives! The pastas cook extremely well too which means the pasta doesnt get soggy and ruin your great pasta sauces or dishes. In total we received a package of angel hair pasta, a bowtie pasta, their great tomato and basil sauce and olive bruscetta.

For this dish we used their angel hair pasta and the Tomato and Basil sauce we
received. It was absolutely delicious and looks as good as it tasted, so if your finicky about pretty foods and want to impress guests this would definately do so!

For the second dish we made we used their Olive Oils and bow tie pasta to make homemade Roasted butternut bell pepper pasta sauce! The olive oil paired perfectly with the subtle flavors of the herbs and flavors to creat a well balanced meal!
Botticelli makes other fine products which include Olive Oils, vinegar
Pastas and Red Peppers

 

 

 

About Botticelli:

 

Five generations of experience has made Botticelli Olive Oil a celebration of flavor.

Made from only the finest, ripe olives grown in the sun-drenched, rich soils of the Mediterranean terrain, we offer a wide selection of flavors for all your cooking needs.

We also offer a complete line of Botticelli products to bring you a full, delectable cuisine experience.

From our table to yours, savor the taste of only the highest quality products, and a rich history of tradition and fine cooking. Enjoy!

 

Evenflo!

Evenflo!

We got a gift basket from Evenflo and I have to say it an AWESOME goodie bag! We got TWO sippie cups, one glow in the dark  one with cats, and another with a scarecrow print. We also recieved a three pack of of training cups, a 5$ Starbucks gift card, a plushie, a goodie bag, and a Halloween treat bucket! My daughter Bellamie is in LOVE with these sippie cups! She brings them everywhere and insists on using them. These by far are her favorite cups we have gotten for her in a while!

The Evenflo Story

For nearly a century, Evenflo has been a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant care and juvenile products:

We trace our roots back to the 1920 founding of the Pyramid Rubber Company in Ravenna, Ohio. Initially, the company was a manufacturer of products related to baby feeding. In 1995, Evenflo Company, Inc. was created through the merger of Evenflo Juvenile Products and Evenflo Juvenile Furniture Company (formerly known as Questor Juvenile Furniture Company).

From 1996 until 2014, Evenflo Company, Inc. was owned by several different private equity firms including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Spalding, Gerry Baby Products Company (a division of Huffy Corporation), Harvest Partners, and Weston Presidio.

In 2012, both our bottle feeding and breastfeeding product categories were sold to allow increased focus on larger juvenile products such as car seats, strollers, high chairs, play yards and activity products.

Today

Evenflo Company, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goodbaby International Holdings Limited. Goodbaby International is a durable juvenile products company that is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1086:HK). The Group designs, researches and develops, manufactures, markets and sells strollers, children’s car seats, cribs, bicycles and tricycles and other durable juvenile products.

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, the Evenflo (and ExerSaucer) Brand continues to operate within the Americas region of Goodbaby International. We strive to not only build our Brands’ success, we also strive to advocate for all Brands in the Goodbaby International family. We are the gateway for their success in the US, just as they act as our catalyst for global expansion.

Starlooks Look Book Revival October Review

Starlooks Look Book Revival October Review

So this months look book is AWESOME it came with an eyeshadow pallet in Agave, a mascara in Flora, and a lipstick in Rawr. The Aguave eyeshadow pallet is burgendy and an olive green color that are matte, when applied they blend together really easily to create a bold eye thats accented well by the mascara in Flora which is a teal color. The lipstick is also a very bold shade of hot pink, its name RAwr works well with it because its so bold.

To acheive the look I have in the pictures you first need to scrub your face with an exfolliant because other than your eyes and lips you are pretty barefaced.

Then apply a tinted moisturizer that is one shade lighter than your normal skin tone. You want your skins natural flush to show since using blush or high lighter will clash with the eyeshadow and lipstick.

Then apply translucent powder heavily under your eyes to prevent eyeshadow fall out from getting on you’re under eyes. Prime your eyes with this primer to make sure your eyeshadow stays on nice and pigminted with out creasing.

From there apply the green aguave to the lid of your eyes to just into the crease. Then apply the burgendy to the outer crease of your eye only to make your eyes appear larger.

Using black liquid eye liner create a winged cat eye thats thicker at the outer eye.

Apply the mascara that came in the kit to your eyelashes. Then apply thick false lashes and another few coats of mascara to blend it all together.
Dust off the excess translucent powder.

Fill your brows in lightly to keep the bold look going.

Next prime your lips to make sure the lipstick stays on all day. Then line it in a lip liner in a cordinating shade. I used Riberry then fill your lips in with the lipstick RAWR from the kit!

Nurturme Yum-a-Roo Review

Nurturme Yum-a-Roo Review

Nurturme Yum-a-Roos are freeze dried organic vegitables and fruits which are in toddler sized bites. We received Banana, apples, with brocoli, and another bag with peas, sweet corn, and apples. My daughter and I are vegetarians and I’m always looking for creative ways to get her to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is absolutely perfect for her. She loves having bite sized snacks available to her since she doesnt typically eat large meals, and she grazes.  Originally she was a bit unsure since she usually eats her fruits and vegitables on a normal basis anyhow. But once she got ahold of these she could not get enough of them and devoured a whole bag in one sitting. Which for her is incredibly unusual, but I think its a good thing she likes them. I tried them myself and each fruit and vegetable tasted as it should of, which is good since most freeze dried fruit and vegetables don’t. They also didnt have a weird texture and each serving is around 7 grams with four servings in each package. These also don’t have any sugar added  and are packages in BPA free packages, made in the USA, vegan, gluten free, kosher, organic, and perservative free. These are also enviromentally friendly which means they produce little to no green house gasses during production and are delivered to their locations in the most eco-friendly way possible.  Because they are perservative free its reccomended to eat these withen a week. I would assume that they would draw moisture out of the air and rehydrate. Being vegan also means that these have no animal products or bi-products and did not cause animal cruelity in their making.

 

 

Starlooks September Review, Look Book Resort Edition 2015.

Starlooks September Review, Look Book Resort Edition 2015.

Septembers look book is the resort edition. It came with a creamy aqua eye shadow, a lipstick in Jet Set orange, and an highlighter blush due in Ritz and Tropic.

For my base I used a primer and then my favorite foundation, after exfoliating my face and lips. Using a concealer a few shades darker I contoured my nose, under my chin, under my lip and cheekbones.

My eyes I used a primer designed for gel or water based foundations. Then used a flat eye shadow brush I applied the aqua eye shadow to my eye lids. To finish them off I used a dark teal eyeliner and created a cat eye and used volumizing mascara .

Using the blush from the compact I applied it lightly to the apples of my cheeks allowing for a light flush of color. Using the same big fluffy brush I put the highlighter along the top of my cheekbones, top of my nose, right under my eyebrows, and lightly on my chin.

On my lips I used a gel lip primer to help fill in any ripples and cracks and to moisturize. Then added the lipstick liberally saturating my lips with color.

All these products go on very well and are highly pigmented so for a more dramatic look you could ma
ke them bolder simply by applying the products heavier. They also all go on extremely well allowing for blending and for use in other applications.

Such as for mermaid makeup you could easily use the gel shadow along your cheek bones lightly for a slight mint color and mix and match the colors in the kit blending them together for a really awesome mermaid color scheme.

Fruit Company Tailgate Snack Box

Fruit Company Tailgate Snack Box

Football season is here and that means tailgate parties and lots of mouth watering food to grill and share with your tailgate team mates. This year why not add more appetizing snacks to your lineup for just under $40.00 You can get a tasty touch down of snacks from The Fruit Company and Check out their Tail Gate Snack Box Entice your game day with such goodies as * All Natural Beef Jerky *Summer Sausage* Mixed Nuts* Hickory Smoked Fried Peanuts * Aged White Cheddar & Green Chile Popcorn * Smoked Roasted Garlic Cheese

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Not hosting a tail gate party or Football is just not your thing , There are other Wonderfully Delicious options to meet your budget Under $50 Gifts

These Baskets would also make great Holiday Gifts too

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