Spicy Spaghetti with Salami

Tired of the same old spaghetti. Well, I have a delicious recipe that could change the way you eat spaghetti from now on. The featured ingredient is salami. Ingredients: Slices of  dry salami or pepperoni (add to your taste) 1 pound of ground turkey (or ground chicken) 1 small green bell pepper 3 cloves of…

Bath & Body Works Haul: Pumpkin Fever!

It’s heading into fall and that means everything pumpkin.  I’ve already purchased some of my favorite Bath & Body Works’ pumpkin candles: Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Pumpkin Cupcake, and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. Yummy. I still have to purchase Caramel Pumpkin Swirl. I also purchased loads of delicious wallflower scents: Pumpkin Caramel Latte, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, and…

Lucky Vitamin Earth-Friendly Haul

For the last ten years, I’ve used mostly environmentally safe and all natural products on my skin and hair. This can be expensive so I’ve learned to look for bargains in stores and online.  Lucky Vitamin is one of my favorite websites for discounted products. I love to spritz my face with infused water. Generally I…

Seafood Medley Soup

I had a package of seafood medley (squid, shrimp, clam, and octopus) sitting in my freezer for several weeks, so I decided to make a seafood soup. It took less than a half hour and it was absolutely delicious. Ingredients: 1 lb of Seafood Medley and/or add fresh shrimp, fish, mussels, clams, squid, etc. 3…

Sephora July 2018

I’ve been wanting to try Tarte’s Amazonian clay blush.  It’s supposed to be silky and stay on for 12 hours. However, this is the second sample I’ve received that’s too light for my skintone. The color is Paaarty. I’ll have to give it away. KORRES Vitamin C brightening oil. This oil has wild rose in…

Marshall’s Hidden Treasures

It’s always hit or miss at Marshall’s & Home Goods. But when you find a hidden treasure, it’s well worth the effort like the Milkhouse Candle pictured above. Imagine the sweet and fulfilling scent of oatmeal, milk, and honey floating through the room on a weekend morning. I also picked up a Lemongrass  Tea candle. Marshall’s…

IPSY August 2018

  This month’s IPSY bag is a mandarin color which is perfect for the summer.   For ten bucks a month, you get five samples plus the bag. I received a kale mask and a blueberry mask. These are great to use before bed or to unwind after a hard day at work.   I  received…

Glorious Gherkins: Designer Dills

Do you like your pickles spicy or sweet? Or a mixture of both? Glorious Gherkins is an online pickle shop where you can buy “exotic gourmet” pickles. What do you think about buffalo chicken or Mongolian beef pickles? What about cotton candy, watermelon, or chocolate covered cherries?   I  decided to test four flavors: spicy…

Jade Face Roller & Gua Sha Scraper

Recently, jade face rollers have become a trending skincare tool.  We’re suddenly seeing them everywhere, despite the fact they’ve been used in the Chinese culture for centuries. The roller is composed of metal and jade. Jade is known as a healing gemstone that helps to cleanse the body and spirit. Here’s how you use it. Put…

Ipsy Bag July 2018

This month’s IPSY bag was another dazzler. The $10 a month subscription pays for itself with this gorgeous bag. Toss a lipgloss, credit card, and a cell phone in the bag and go. Smashbox Studio Skin concealer I’ve heard good things about this concealer, but I’ll probably give it away.  The color is too light, and…