A Thanksgiving Sweet Treat! Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Mini Pies…


We’ve adapted a Pinterest sweet treat from Catch My Party that will please all of your Thanksgiving family and friends!

These turned out even better than we hoped! The gluten-free crust was just as good as a traditional Thanksgiving pie and the filling is sweet but with a unique tangy kick from the cranberries. Some of the cutouts did stretch a little but you can still tell what each cutout is. From the set I would recommend the maple and oak leaves the most. Not sure if it was the gluten-free crust or my oven, but I did have to bake the mini pies 3-5 minutes longer than the recipe above to get them to a golden brown. Best served warm!

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Fashion Friday: November Ipsy Bag, Cosmic Glam!


ipsy (referral link) goes cosmic for November. There were a ton of great samples you could receive, check out our five below…

This is what our November bag contained…

INSPR Beauty Eye Shadow (Carnival)
This long-wearing, crease-resistant eye shadow is richly pigmented and can be applied sheer for a natural wash of color or layered for a more dramatic effect.

Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara
Inspired by the on-set technique of layering a lengthening fiber mascara over a volumizing formula, this new studio-tested mascara exposes your longest, fullest lashes. No clumps, no flakes. Just maximum-impact, scene-stealing lashes.

ModelCo HIGHLIGHTING TRIO (Champagne, Peach Bellini, and Bronze Shimmer)
This highlighting trio is a compact, multifunctional palette that gives skin a beautiful luminosity. From a subtle sheen to a bronzed glow this light-reflecting cream to powder formula glides on to enrich the complexion, creating a shimmering incandescence. The three shades diffuse light as they enhance and perfect, giving your skin a fresh, glowing look. This trio contains a luminizer for highlighting cheekbones, a satin-finish blush for cheeks and a glowing bronzer that helps contour and define.

Coolway Stronghold Spray
This innovative volumizing spray with humidity control, gives you all the volume you need and have it hold too. Now you can have flowing, beautiful hair all day long, without frizz!

Crown Brush Deluxe Pointed Crease Brush
This handcrafted professional pointed crease brush is perfectly tapered to give you optimum coverage and color in the crease.

This is a great gift for the tween/teen in your life or to share with your cosmetic loving BFF…

ipsy costs only $10 a month (free shipping US). Click Here (referral link) to join today!

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You Will Never Have to Iron Again Thanks to Freedom Wrinkle Releaser!


I’m going to go out on a limb and say you would rather do anything than be stuck behind an iron and a pile of clothes. I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to ironing and I bet I’m not the only one!

I’ve tried many things to get around ironing but the spray remedy seems to the be the easiest way to get those wrinkles out. Although name brand sprays work, the amount of ingredients and chemicals are nauseating. I was recently given the opportunity to try Freedom Wrinkle Releaser and I’m happy to report, I’ve found a natural ironing spray that works!

Freedom Wrinkle Releaser is fragrance free and only has 5 ingredients! You simply spray your wrinkled garment, smooth the fabric and wait a few minutes for the spray to evaporate and do it’s magic! Just look at the before and after pictures!

Visit NaturalCitizen.com to see and purchase their complete line of products including natural beard oil, bug spray and more!


  • Spray closer to the fabric for deep wrinkles. The solution will soak into the fabric when you are smoothing the garment.
  • Spraying farther away from the garment for minor wrinkles will decrease drying time.
  • If you are in a hurry and garment still feels damp from the spray, toss in the dryer with a couple of towels for a quick fix.
  • If you are using the product on silk or rayon, test an area first before applying to entire garment.

This is a great gift for Mom, men, jet setters, recent graduates and more!

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Fashion Friday: Lime Crime Venus the Grunge Palette


We recently received Lime Crime’s Venus the Grunge Palette to test out. We were super excited to check out the packaging and pigmentation.

The packing is stunning with gold foil accents and bold colors. It’s also small enough that you can easily travel with it or place it in a small cosmetic bag for storage.

lime-crime-venusThe girly neutrals make this palette a go to for everyday and special occasion looks. The pigmentation is very strong. It’s also build-able. I would recommend using aura or shell as highlights as they are very light and shimmery. Each color feels creamy on the skin and also blends very well for tons of different looks.

If you are looking for a great holiday gift for your own beauty guru, check out Lime Crime’s Venus Palette. The shades will compliment many skin tones and work flawlessly together. The palette retails for $38.00 (eligible for PRIME) on Amazon.

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Stocking Stuffer! Star Wars Egg Surprise…


We recently received some Star Wars surprise eggs in the mail! We love these type of gifts for stocking stuffers so we wanted to show you what you can receive…

The Star Wars Surprise Eggs currently retail for $15.99 (PRIME) on Amazon.com. The price does fluctuate so if you are interested keep checking for a great deal! In each surprise egg you are guaranteed to find a sticker, a toy (one of the below) and a sugar cookie.

The eggs are fun to receive and lightweight for easy gifting (especially if you are shipping across the US or internationally). The eggs are easy to open. The graphics, sticker and toy (comes in a clear package) are good quality for the price. The cookie is sealed in a blue wrapper, tasted fresh and had a holiday shortbread taste (yum!).

If you have a Star Wars collector on your list, this is a unique gift that they are sure to enjoy!


I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Aster Market’s November Box is Full of Blessings!


Aster Market prides itself on small batch made products that inspire a positive outlook on life. The finds are so contagious, you’ll have a hard time not sharing them with friends! Aster Market loves to give back too! Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds are sent to a non-profit of your choice from their selected charities.

Nora Gray (infinity scarf)
Made from premium jersey knit and in an awesome aztec print, this infinity scarf is the perfect addition to your fall look this year! Staci Huey, owner of Nora Gray, works alongside her small team to not only make adult fashion accessories but also adorable gear for babies as well.

The Oyster’s Pearl (printed tea towel)
Emily and Brad Weckesser, husband and-wife duo, are the creative team behind The Oyster’s Pearl. They are a full-service design company complete with totes, clothing, woodworking and more! This 100% white cotton tea towel is hand lettered with the perfect cheerful message to lead you into the holiday season!

Kern and Flourish (art print)
Kristin, owner and designer of Kern and Flourish, makes it her mission to “put more love on your walls.” She was inspired to start her line of art prints when decorating her own home and finding it hard to find a piece that spoke to her. We hope this print inspires you to be you, and do what speaks to your heart!

Use code FIRSTMONTH20 for 20% off your first box!

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Perfect Holiday Gift for Dog Lovers by Jazzy & Bruno!


With all of the pet accessories out there it can be hard to choose a well-made and affordable gift for dog lovers. If you are looking for an eco-friendly and practical gift, check out these hilarious poop bags from Jazzy & Bruno!

poopbagsEach box includes 120 (8 rolls, 4 of each design) extra large 9×13 bags (approx. a 2 month supply). The Jazzy & Bruno poop bags are priced at $6.99 (with Amazon PRIME). Order a larger quantity for further discounts. The bags feel durable in the hand and dissolve naturally in as little as 18 months — win-win!

When it’s time to do the dirty work, it’s nice to have a sense of humor behind it! The two designs are bold, bright and evenly printed. The poop bags fit perfectly in our KONG retractable leash and standard bag holders.

This is a great holiday gift for dog lovers. With the cute logo sticker securing each roll of bags, you could even split up the rolls if you have multiple family and friends to gift!

Keep your eye out for more products by Jazzy & Bruno. And visit jazzybruno.com to see a list of eco-friendly products that are coming soon…

I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.

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Fashion Friday: ipsy October Bag


We tried out ipsy (referral link) for the first time and October did not disappoint! We are loving the organic, hi-end samples and look at that pretty gold bag! This is a great gift for the tween/teen in your life or to share with your cosmetic loving BFF…

This is what our bag contained…

theBalm Cosmetics
Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick (shade: committed)
beautiful everyday shade, long lasting, non-drying

Balanced Guru
Scrub Me Body Scrub
perfect for the coffee lover

Emité Make Up
made well and great for throwing in a handbag or for travel

Nourish Organic
Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum
oil absorbs quickly and isn’t sticky, great ingredients too!

Color Pill Nail Polish in Stormy
beautiful shade and pigment, a little hard to paint nails though as the bottle doesn’t stand on it’s own

ipsy costs only $10 a month (free shipping US). Click Here (referral link) to join today!

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