Friday, November 21, 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY! (Weekend Plans)

I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. I still haven’t decided what I’m cooking at home (a small meal for my family). As always, my weekends are pretty low key. I have my girls program today. I have a benefit event to attend on Saturday and Sunday, hmmmmm. I really would love to get my house organized. Thanks to my desk for assist with storage. However, I still have a long way to go, and typically since I put my tree out after Thanksgiving. I really need to get my house in order.

Anywho, any weekend plans? 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Apple Cider Recipe

Recipe Link: HERE

Wondering what I did with the left over apples from our Apple Orchard visit? Here’s one of the recipes I tried. This recipe had our home smelling simply define. This was my first time making apple cider and some of the items I had on hand and some I didn't. Therefore, I opted to use the powder version instead.

Anywho, my family loved this recipe. I stored the left over cider in mason jars for future use.

Have you tried any new recipes lately? 

Items Needed:
1 dozen apples...I used a bag of McIntosh, but any apples/any combo of apples will do
1 orange
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 whole nutmeg
1 tbsp whole cloves
1 tsp whole allspice
Chop apples and orange into quarters.
Place fruit and all other ingredients in a stock pot and cover with water, leaving a few inches at the top of the pot. 
Bring to a boil and stir for an hour, then simmer for two more hours. 
Mash all ingredients with a potato masher as you go and then strain through a cheesecloth into mason jars.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pinrose Review

About Pinrose

"At Pinrose, we are reimagining scented products. We sell the highest quality fragrances at a price that doesn't break the bank. No fragrances created to sell you just on the top note - no phthalates - no parabens. Just the best perfumers in the world, using the best ingredients.
Our goal is to create effortless joy in scent discovery. Pinrose ends the painful experience of getting sprayed in the face at the mall by sending you samples to try at home. We use synesthesia in our Scent Profiler to help you identify which of our fragrances might be best suited to your taste. Our try-at-home samples (Petals) are scented towelettes - designed to give you more control in the sampling process.
We hope our product delivers small moments of happiness to each day of your life. Live your life in every sense and your memories will live long and prosper."

I really love everything about this perfume line. I am super happy that I was given the opportunity to review this product. My samples came in the mail super-fast and were packaged in the cutest little canvas bag. I really love that for $7.00 you can purchase the sample pack with all of the Pinrose scents or you can purchase a one ounce bottle for $50.00. To my surprise I found that Pinrose scents are nice and airy and not super strong like some fragrances. I really enjoy how much thought Pinrose put in to making this collection. The really have a scent for the pickiest person. Overall, this is a fragrance I look forward to telling my family about & is perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season. 

Scent List
Merry Maker- "Bring on the bottomless brunch. Radiate sunshine with this refreshing blend of nectarine, rose, and plum."
Renegade Starlet- "Pretty in pink and everything else. Make an entrance with this mix of gardenia, jasmine, and freesia."
Pillowtalk Poet-"Nothing to wear is the perfect excuse for spending all day in bed. Slip into this fresh laundry mix of powder, ambergris, and musk."
Sugar Bandit- "Dish out toothaches and heartaches. Vanilla, cedarwood, and white chocolate create the perfect combination of sweet and sexy."
Surf Siren-"For breaking hearts and sinking ships. Dive into this breezy blend of lavender and neroli."
Campfire Rebel- "Perfect for sipping whiskey in the woods after the rest of the tent has gone to bed. Spice up any adventure with burning oud wood and vanilla bourbon."
Treehouse Royal-"Who's the empress of the woods? Take on the day confidently with this elegant mix of fig, peony, and Haitian vetiver."
Moonlight Gypsy-"What do you wear to a party in a forest? Create some mystery with the enchanting notes of cardamom, orange blossom, and patchouli."
Rooftop Socialite- "No better place to survey the scene than from the very top. Brighten the crowd with this fresh mix of Italian bergamot, lime, and mandarin."
Ballroom Philosopher -"I dance therefore I am. Embrace this romantic mix of peony, mandarin petals, and creamy sandalwood."
Buy It 
 You can purchase your own PINROSE Products HERE

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My Quiz Results

Quiz Link CLICK HERE (Quiz generates fragrance recommendations)

This is a major bonus  this holiday season. Taking the guessing game out of which scent to purchase for family and friends!!

All opinions expressed are solely those of the author. I was provided with a free sample of this product to review. I have not received any Monetary Compensation for this review but did receive free products to use & evaluate for the review. Your thoughts & opinions may differ from me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#Mamanista My Style #Hats

Hey Everyone!!!

Ok, so I suck at posting fashion post (few and far in between). As I prior stated, by no means am I trying to become a fashion blogger. I just love sharing that you can look amazing for a fraction of the cost with a splurge here and there.  I will be linking this week at Mamanista Friday. You still have time to linkup too.

Here’s a breakdown of my attire:

  • Dress: Act III- (Vintage& Thrifted )
  • Hat: American Eagle Outlet Store
  • Shoes: Nine West (Thrifted)
  • Belt: Express
  • Earrings: Gold Diamond
  • Necklace: Cheap Internet Find 

Thanks For Stopping By!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Menu Planning week of 11/17/2014

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? My weekend was pretty low key. I went to one event on Saturday and the rest of my weekend was spent snuggled on the couch watching football.

Anywho… what’s on the menu this week?

Monday:  Seafood Lasagna

Tuesday: Spaghetti and Sausage w/garlic bread

Wednesday: Potato Chowder

Thursday: New Recipe

Friday: TBD

Saturday:  Fish sandwich

 Sunday: TBD

Thanks For Stopping By!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Favorite Pancake Recipe

I wanted to share my favorite pancake recipe. You guys know I’m a homemade type of gal. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago and it has become my go to recipe. My pancakes come out perfect every time!!

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe? 

Original recipe makes 8 servings (via)

 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 tablespoon white sugar
 1 1/4 cups milk
 1 egg
 3 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.