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!


H.O.P.E Review

H.O.P.E Review

Do you have a challenge every day ? Most of us do and to help us we all need H.O.P.E which stands for Hang on Pray Everyday , I’m not overly religious but I do speak to the heavens and believe in a higher power , I’m not sure if it is because I’m getting older or just wiser perhaps its a bit of both. I have dear friend that rely on the gospel and they both offer words of encouragement to help me through my days and they do it non- judmental and not in a preachy type of way that most think of when you hear about God or Jesus.
With that being said. I know my dear friend relys on the word of Jesus and God and when I had the chance to get the H.O.P.E mug I knew that it would be a great appreciation gift for her. There are days that I don’t know how I get through with out her help. So if you are looking for a gift for a friend that needs encouragement please check out H.O.P.E. there is something for just about anyone and a little Hope can go a long way

Disclosure: Glitter Ball Life Style receives product(s) for free, in exchange for our honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, We only recommend products or services we have used personally, and believe will be good fit for friends and families and consumers .

World Vision Giveaway 3/31 US Only

World Vision Giveaway 3/31 US Only


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WV giveaway
Help us celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd. Read up on the World Vision Clean Water Campaign and consider donating. Giveaway runs through the end of the month. US only. and spread awareness use #WaterEffect #WaterNow

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare.

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year. This issue is also the theme of the annual UN World Water Development Report which is launched on World Water Day.

-Water is essential for healthy living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – the equivalent of nearly two and a half times the United States population. As a devastating effect, one child under the age of 5 dies every minute from diarrhea caused by contaminated water and unsafe hygiene.
To learn more check out their
World Vision Twitter page #WaterEffect #WaterNow
World Vision Facebook


1 lucky reader will win 2 prizes:
World Vision branded Umbrella-a reminder that rain water is considered a precious resource for many
Royal Silk Scarf by World Vision made with luxurious silk, using Fair-Trade practices. The blend of soft colors emulates the purifying qualities of water and the vibrant life that it sustains.

Disclosure:Glitter Ball Life Style teamed up with World Vision for this giveaway. Other participating bloggers are not responsible for choosing the winner or shipment of product. They have not receive any compensation for this post. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. The winner will be chose at random and emailed. The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours or they risk forfeiting the prize. US only and 18 and over with a valid Email

Tiny Tulips A “Personalized” Review.

Tiny Tulips A “Personalized” Review.

I love things that have a personal touch to them and that makes a bold statement, So when I came across Tiny Tulip.com Where they are all about personalization I just knew I found the right place for Monogramming and Gifts. I contacted them about a very special gift for a very special friend and they happily obliged, So I chose this Monogrammed Insulated cooler tote bag I found it to be made of quality material and very durable and very roomy inside to accommodate the needs of my friend, And to give that extra special touch I had her initials put on it. I was very pleased with the results and it made a great gift.
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If you are looking for a unique gift with a touch of personalization please check out Tiny Tulip they have many gifts to choose from or get one for yourself

You can find them on

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Happy Sunday Glitter Ball Friends and Family !

Happy Sunday Glitter Ball Friends and Family !

Sooo I’m trying to do laundry and I notice that the washer is semi leaking underneath , I don’t need this to happen at this time. With Christmas and all that goes with it ,is approaching and I just don’t have the funds to fix what ever is wrong at this time. Husband the Handy man is sick and unable to pull out the washer to see if any of the hoses are leaking , Why does this happen ? Uggh I don’t need to worry about this too. Good thing the Washer is in the garage on a cement floor that is a plus.. But still a major PITA to deal with. I don’t have much laundry left to do, so when I’m done I guess I will try and pull the washer out and see what is going on. sigh!! Well I hope you all are having a better day than this. Wishing you all a Blessed Day ~ Laura

Magic Bullet Review and GIVEAWAY!! Ends 12/8/2014

Magic Bullet Review and GIVEAWAY!! Ends 12/8/2014

Who doesn’t love fast and easy? I know in this household we do. The Magic Bullet gets the job done and it does it fast. Whether you are making a nice gazpacho or if you are making a margarita to rewind for the day you will get the job done without question. The promise is within ten seconds or less and it definitely passes that. The 17 piece box includes a high torque power base, 2 different blades, a tall and short cup, 2 shaker cups, 2 resealable stay fresh lids, four party mugs and a recipe book to get the show on the road. The kit includes everything you will need to entertain or to make a smoothie on the go in the morning.
I love having smoothies first thing in the morning it is an easy way to get all of the necessary nutrients you need into one small cup. With the Magic Bullet I can throw it all into the on the go cups blend it up and just take the cup with me. It is that easy.
Have you ever make a 6 second chicken salad? Or freshly grated cheese in under 10 seconds? I have and it is absolutely amazing. With the Magic Bullet you are able to get the freshest of flavors within seconds. The blades get the job done! Why spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars when you can buy this bad boy! It is AMAZING. It comes with tons of pieces to make it as proficient and amazing as possible and all of the recipes taste absolutely exceptional. An amazing recipe for smoothies that i’ve come up with that is perfect for the Magic Bullet is ½ a banana (did you know that you can just leave the other half and it will stay fresh), 4 strawberries, ¼ cup vanilla almond milk, 5 ice cubes and a handful of blueberries. Is pretty much heaven in a cup! Another great go to is different soups! Add ½ a carrot, a tomato, 1 stalk of celery, ½ a small onion, ¼ clove garlic, 1 cup hot water some basil and some italian seasoning. You will thank me later for that one! The magic bullet has become a staple in our kitchen for go to fast and easy meals! Being able to make anything we want  with one product is exceptional! I hate doing dishes and this product eliminates the need to do them because I am not bringing on the go cups with smoothes or needing several different pots for soup! We love it! 
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