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Caramel Corn

I looooooooove caramel corn! It is the bees knees! I found a wickedly delicious recipe for it with nothing but granulated sugar, water, butter, baking soda and popcorn. It turned out ridiculous! I got a tummy ache from eating it. Caramel Popcorn by Karen DeMasco                                                 At Craft restaurant in Manhattan, where I work as the pastry chef, I like to send out a small bowl of caramel popcorn as a parting gift to guests. I prefer yellow popcorn; it seems to yield the biggest popped kernels. Yields about 4 quarts.                      vegetable oil nonstick cooking spray canola oil baking soda k Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil 3 Tbs. vegetable oil, such as peanut or canola 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, preferably yellow kernels 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda 3 cups granulated sugar 1-1/2 Tbs. kosher

Honibe Lozenges Review!

I got to review Honibe Lozenges to go with my giveaway I did. I am quite pleased with these little drops of golden goodness! I am not a big fan of cough drops most of them are too strong for me. But these ones are very nice. They are the worlds first lozenge made from 100% pure honey! They are all natural and unrefined and are great relief for sore throats and nasal congestion. Honibe Honey Lozenges are a great alternative for diabetics and people on low carb diets. Honey is rated lower on the glycemic index then sugar and a study comparing homey to DM based cough syrups found that honey based products are healthier for adults and children. (Penn State Medical, 2007) They are available in Honey with Menthol and Eucalyptus, and Honey with Lemon, Menthol and Eucalyptus. They are both great! For more information visit!

Lil Sproutz Childrens Boutique!

With three kids buying everything brand new is out of the question, but buying things that have been barely used is much more realistic! There are a few different thrift stores here in West Kelowna but the quality is questionable because they dont have high standards. A consignment store is the best place to buy used for your children. And Lil Sproutz is at the top of my list! They have such amazing quality products because they have such high standards! And when its your little one your buying for, quality matters. The prices are fantastic because it is previously used, but you can hardly tell that it is used items your buying. I also like to take my kids gently used toys, clothes and shoes in there and make some extra cash. If your thinking about consigning there are certain things you need to know. Over the next month I will be sharing tips and tricks to get the most out of consignment as well as what the best things to buy previously used are.    If you are in the Okanaga

Epic Blend Lip Balm Review and more...

I am a lip balm fanatic! I love how soft and sweet my lips are when I wear it. I have tried a million different kinds and this lip balm called Epic Blend is really nice! It is super smooth and the flavors are fantastic. I have had some pretty nasty lip balms before, gritty ones that feel like you applied sandy goo on your lips, ones that smell like a menthol chest rub, and ones that are so sticky you feel like you just used a glue stick on your lips.Ever since those sad experiences with lip balms I have been very picky about what goes on my lips. Especially since I don't wear makeup my lip balm has to be top of the line! Epic Blend is one of my most favorite lip balms. They have three different sets of balms, Hemp, Vegan, and More Moisture! The Hemp balm comes in four flavors vanilla, citrus kick, mint, and coconut. The Vegan balm comes in two flavors pineapple-mint, and wildberry. And More Moisture comes in four flavors as well green apple, cherry, grape, and unflavored. E

Lovable Labels Review, Giveaway, and more!

I got the honor of reviewing Lovable Labels this week! These labels are fantastic! I have put them in my kids shoes, on backpacks, lunch boxes and even my cell phone! With small kids in preschool and soon kindergarten these labels are going to save me a ton of money! No more replacements to purchase! Yay! Lovable Labels started with a mom that found herself in the middle of a problem. When she took her con to childcare they had asked her to label all of his belongings. This meant labeling everything from outdoor clothing to inside shoes. She recognized there was a need in the market for personalized labels that were tough and durable and could stand the test of time and the everyday use children put them through!     I received the Ultimate Camp Pack! Description: Best Value! Keep your kids' things out of the lost and found bin with the Ultimate Camp Pack! It's fast and easy to label backpacks, water bottles, clothing, shoes, toiletries and so much more!

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Review and more...

This week I got to review Sally Hansen nail polish. I received six different shades in two different styles. The colors on the left are called Complete Salon Manicure the names of the shades are (from left to right)  #450 Kook a Mango, #320 Earl Grey, #440 Punch Drunk. Complete Salon Manicure has been reformulated with patented Vita-Care Technology to provide advanced wear, more shine, and nourishing care. The new technology over the course of ten days delivers 7 salon benefits in a single bottle: As a base coat The formula perfects nails, and smoothes out imperfections for a flawless surface. As a Strengthener It reinforces nails to help resist splits, chips and cracks. As a Growth Treatment The formula protects problem nails, allowing them to grow longer and stronger. As a High Intensity Color It glides on concentrated pigments in two coats for a salon-quality manicure. As a Top Coat It provides extra protection and brilliant shine. As a Chip Resistant It ensur

Honibe Honey Lozenges Giveaway!

I have a great giveaway for you my friends! A package valued at $35.00 CAD from Honibe!   Honibe Honey Lozenges - Nature's Cough Drop : Honibe Honey Lozenges are the world's first lozenge made with 100% pure dried honey, with a small amount of naturally derived menthol and eucalyptus and no artificial ingredients. Honey Lozenges come in two varieties: Honey Lozenges with Menthol and Eucalyptus and Honey Lozenges with Lemon, Menthol and Eucalyptus. Honibe Honey Lozenges are for the temporary relief of sore throat and nasal congestion with only 10 calories per piece (2.6 g) and are available in blister packages of 10 lozenges. Honey Lozenges are conveniently sized for easy transport in pockets, cars, briefcases or purses for increased consumer enjoyment. a Rafflecopter giveaway                  Dont forget to check out my other giveaways to!  

Puzzle Piece Picture Frame!

I love puzzles! I love doing them with my kids, I love watching my kids do them and I love how you can make things with leftover pieces. I had a puzzle that was missing a number of pieces and instead of wasting it I thought I could give the puzzle a forever home on my fridge! So here is what you will need: scissors cardboard glue gun and glue sticks extra puzzle pieces magnets (optional) Cut out squares of cardboard for your base of the frame. Begin gluing pieces of puzzle in no particular order or position. When you have covered your cardboard square you will have something like this. Now you could put a string on it and hang it on a wall, or you can get even more creative and resourceful. You know all those magnets you get from businesses that have bombarded your fridge? They have a much more crafty use. And for us frugal people who don't want to spend on craft magnets this is the way to go. All you need to do is flip your frame over,

OMG Review...

  Wow! That was my first response to trying OMG's candy. I got to review each flavor. They are all so ridiculously addicting it is not even funny. They are these clusters of chocolate and graham pieces, toffee bits, and slivered almonds. They come in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and peanut. OMG is the perfect name for these delectable delights. My kids and I have eaten a bag of each kind already and cant seem to stop, one cluster at a time we slowly reach the bottom of the bag. They are 130 calories per 5 pieces so they are very decadent treats you probably shouldn't eat like they are going out of style. But for all of the chocoholics out there and ladies who need a soothing nibble when that grumpy time of month rolls by, change your expression from WTF?! to OMG! And become one with the cluster, it will melt your problems away with pure satisfaction!     OMG's can be found in your local grocery store for under 4 dollars a bag. Which is definitely a good th

Halftee Review! The Best Layering Tops

I got the opportunity to review a couple of the most awesome layering shirts this week. I got one for myself and one for my daughter. Hers is called a Girlee Basic Halftee which is a t shirt that is half the length of a regular t shirt so that you have no bunching of your layers and is cooler then wearing another full length shirt. It is perfect for sundresses, and spaghetti straps that could use a little more coverage. They are great for that beautiful layered look with any outfit.  I got for myself a Boyfriend Halftee in black and cant wait to start mixing and matching my shirts with it. They are absolutely stunning, and so super comfortable it feels like your not even wearing anything! They have quite a few different styles to choose from and a variety of sizes.  If you are a trend setting fashionista and love making a bold statement with your wardrobe, but still enjoy being comfortable at the same time, the Halftee is perfect for you.   Here is what she looks like with just

Vida Grains Review & More...

  I got to try this fantastic line of products called Vida Grains. In my package I received 1 package of each flavor, a recipe card for each individual flavor as well as serving suggestions, a pamphlet on the products, and a business card!      Vida Grains are a delicious superfood supplement. They come in three flavors, Savory Fiesta, Morning Glory, and Naked Cereal. They are sodium and sugar free, gluten free, cholesterol free, high in protein, fibre, omega 3 & 6, zinc, calcium, folic acid, iron, and more! They are fantastic in all your everyday meals. I tried the Morning Glory in my oatmeal, which was delicious. The Savory Fiesta in with my rice, so good! And the Naked Cereal in my pancake mix, the kids devoured them and had no idea that I added so many healthy ingredients!       If you are looking to incorporate healthy ingredients into your meals without changing what you eat, Vida Grains is the right choice for you! For more recipes, contact information, and

Flashing Blinky Lights Review!

I got the honor of reviewing some really funky items from this week. They have so many different items to choose from it is absolutely amazing.  I chose to review this really fun basketball game, which is called a Rock Ball. Inside this clear sphere there is a little rubber ball an a hoop and you give the whole ball a bit of a toss or a jolt forward and try and get the ball in the hoop. It is a lot of fun, as soon as you get it in the basket it cheers and claps and the lights flash. It gets the kids very excited.  I also got a color changing alarm clock, it shows the time, date, temperature and acts as a very soothing night light. There are a bunch of different alarm noises to choose from an you can change the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit.  My kids each got a flashing necklace one in the shape of a heart the other a star, they have a million different settings to. You can set it to rainbow strobe, solid white, slow color ch