Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: Skillet Bacon Jam

what the heck is bacon jam?....

They take a big bunch of really, really good bacon, and render it down...add a bunch of spices..onions, etc. and let it simmer for about 6 hours...give it a quick puree, blast chill it...and you have bacon jam...

When I recieved Bacon Jam in the mail- I won't lie I was not all about trying it. It doesn't exactly look pretty but the smell is amazing and the taste is delicious. A little goes a long way and is a great subsitute for things you would normally make with bacon. It's good for putting in mashed potatoes or my favorite on a burger. This stuff is pretty delish! We will be serving it this weekend at a BBQ we will be hosting this weekend at my parents house.

Bacon Jam, Avocado, Tomato Bruschetta

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You can purchase Bacon Jam for $14.00 or buy in bulk (3) jars for $39.50.

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Review & Giveaway!! Custom Knits for Baby!

If there is one thing I love for my son to wear it is hats! He just looks so adorable in them! I was super excited when Custom Knits for Baby sent me this amazing knit hat for my son! I was able to choose the colors and couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out. Custom Knits for Baby also makes Personalized Sweaters, Hats & Gifts.

I choose the brown & hunter green design because I thought my Camo loving husband would love it & he did. What is also really nice about the knit hat is that it is 100% cotton and you can machine wash it on gentle and tumble dry low - they are also made in the USA!

These custom knit personalized hats would also be great gift for welcoming home a newborn baby. The child's name is knitted into the band of the hat and two stripes are added to complete the look. You can choose to customized your hat with any two of the 25 colors!

Buy It: You can purchase this custom knit hat for $24.95 here. While you are there check out all of the other amazing items they offer!

Win It: Custom Knits for Baby has agreed to give a Custom Knit hat like the one I recieved to one of my readers. You can choose from any two of the 25 colors, the size & name of your choice!! Giveaway will end 8/27 at 11:59pm EST. You may enter up to three times!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

REVIEW: Mirai- Age Defying Bodycare

Mirai's bodycare regimen, exclusively designed by their anti-aging specialists in Japan, will help prevent and minimize skincare symptoms associated with diminishing estrogen levels after age 40. Mirai helps prevent Nonenal (no-nay-nal) instantly and deodorizes all day long. The creators of Mirai say that many women notice changes in their body odor after age 40. Reduced estrogen levels and natural again sometimes result in a specific body odor caused by Nonenal, a naturally occuring substance identified by the Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido in 2001. Nonenal can be particurally troublesome to those who are more prone to perspiration or are affected by outside influences that can exacerbate odor.

The wonderful people of Mirai were nice enough to send me their Age-Defying 3 Step Regimen set. This included the Purifying Body Wash, Purifying Body Serum & Instantly Purifying and Cooling Spritzer. Here are the steps in using this skin regimen:

Step 1: Purifying Body Wash- Retail $19.00
Gently Cleanses and helps your skin retain moisture and softness by protecting its natural oil balance. Eliminates toxins and body odor resulting from active lifestyles and hormonal imbalances, for all day freshness & confidence.

The body wash is super easy to use. I kept it in the shower and all you need to do is apply it to a wet sponge or wash cloth, lather over skin, and rinse well. If you like more later I suggest using a body loofah- which is what I prefer. Focus on washing behind your ears, neck, underarms, groin & feet to remove the oxidized natural oils. You can also use it to wash your face!

Step 2: Purifying Body Serum- Retail $39.00
Deeply moisturizes, and helps minimize dryness and the appearance of wrinkles and sagging commonly associated with decreasing estrogen levels. Boosts your skin's natural ability to restore balance and encourage normal, healthy hydration. provides antioxidant protecting from potentially skin damaging free radicals. Supports all day freshness with their Japanese botanicals.

The Body Serum is a concentrated formula so a little goes a long way- which also means it will last you awhile! You should apply it to any area that needs mositurizing and shoes signs of aging, especially the hands, elbows, knees & legs. Just like the Body Wash it is beneficial to use on your face as well!

Step 3: Instantly Purifying and Cooling Spritzer- Retail $14.00
Helps keep you dry and provides superior deodorant protection whenever and whereever you need it, with its light, all natural grapefruit scent.

It eliminates all body odor instantly and substantially compared to regular deodorant. It's also so small and compact you can toss it in your purse or bag and keep it with you if you feel the need to reapply at a later time. 

My opinions on the products:

I really enjoyed the scent of the body wash it had citrus-y scents. It is very smooth and there was no issues when rinsing it after washing. I used it all over and it did not leave my skin with a film-y feeling. I even used it a few times for shaving my underarms!

I loved how the Body Serum left my skin feeling so moisturinzed. Even on freshly shaved skin there was absolutely no irritation. The scent was very similar to the Body Wash with more of a spice smell. It's nice to use something that doesn't leave you smelling like a flower.

The Purifying Body Spritzer was my favorite because I could toss it in my bag and keep it with me to use whenever I needed it. I love the grapefruit scrent but it is super light and not overpowering at all!

Go here to learn about the amazing Age-Defying 3-Step Regimen from They also offer FREE shipping to the US!
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Monday, August 15, 2011 FREE Slap Watch and FREE Shipping!

These look pretty awesome. Right now has a $15 Slap Watch from Slap Gear for only $7- which also includes FREE shipping!! What makes this deal even better is if you go through this link here you will get a $10 credit on your account to use on your first purchase with which would make this deal absolutely FREE!!

Fine print: Expires February 17,2012. Free shipping included. Voucher will be available for redemption on 8/17,12pm CST. Limit 1 voucher per person.