Flirt With Hearts- the 2015 Valentine’s Line from SinfulColors

sinfulcolorsVALENTINE’S DAY 2015 FROM SINFULCOLORS

Channel your inner Cupid this Valentine’s Day with the SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts collection. These eight sensuous hues are guaranteed to make hearts flutter.  With a mix of classic reds and pinks, trendy teal plus a brand new, exclusive, limited-edition heart-shaped glitter, Love Sprinkles, you’re sure to find your nail polish soul mate. 

 

The SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts collection is amorously appropriate for the biggest date night of the year or anytime you want to add a touch of flirty fun to your manicure.

 I personally love these colors. I was sent four shades for review purposes and I love them all. Whimsical and fun with a stroke of romance. My favorite has to be “Love Sprinkles”. The addition of heart shapes to the glitter makes this the perfect Valentine’s Day Nail Color. All eight shades of the SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts Collection are available this Valentine’s Day for only $1.99 each and retailers nationwide starting in February.

The SinfulColors Flirt With Hearts collection includes:val

24/7: Our hottest pink 

Daredevil: A pop of neon pink

Decadent: Dazzling red with metallic flakes

Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry

GoGo Girl: A sleek and sexy candy-apple red

Love Sprinkles: Bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and flecks of glitter

Pinky Glitter: Bright pink with a splash of sparkle

Rise and Shine: The perfect teal

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Ready to buy? Head over to your nearest Walgreens or Rite Aid for these fabulous colors and more.

 

Organic Culinary Delights from Frontier Co-op and Simply Organic

426814_10150876962839988_194071905_a Since I have decided to switch over to eating organic I have noticed that foods taste so much better. I suppose it is because there are no chemical residues marring the natural flavor of the foods. I was recently given the opportunity to try some organic seasoning blends from Frontier Natural Products Co-op, and organic vanilla from Simply Organic. I received three styles of seafood seasoning for review and a bottle of one of the best tasting vanillas I have ever tried. Let me tell y’all about them.

Seafood Seasoning

First thing I noticed and I love is that the seafood seasonings come in  glass bottles. Lids have both shaker side and spoon side as well as the option of simply removing the lid if you are in need of a large quantity of spice. We tried all three flavors on grilled shrimp. These seasonings are fabulous. Anyone can master the art of seasoning fish perfectly with Frontiers Natural Products seafood seasoning. Original has beautifully balanced taste. Low sodium has so much flavor that you will never miss the extra salt.  Blackened has a slight bite. All three types tasted amazing on our fresh wild caught shrimp. We even tried the original and blackened on some grilled zucchini and were delighted with the results. Check out the ingredient lists below. Notice you can pronounce all of the ingredients. I was once told if you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body. I think this is a good rule to live by.

Make a “splash” with Simply Organic® Seafood Seasoning; one bite and you’ll be hooked.

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Ingredients: Sea Salt, Organic Paprika, Organic Celery Seed, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Mustard, Organic Cayenne, Silicon Dioxide, Organic Bay Leaf, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Mace, Organic Cloves, Organic Allspice, Organic Cardamom.

blackenedFrontier Seafood Seasoning, Blackened ORGANIC 

Ingredients: Sea Salt, Organic Paprika, Organic Celery Seed, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Caramel Color, Organic Cayenne, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Mustard, Organic Bay Leaf, Silicon Dioxide, Organic Oregano, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Mace, Organic Cloves, Organic Allspice, Organic Cardamom.

Frontier Seafood Seasoning, Reduced Sodium reduced

Ingredients: Organic Paprika, Sea Salt, Organic Celery Seed, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Mustard, Organic Cayenne, Silicon Dioxide, Organic Bay Leaf, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Mace, Organic Cloves, Organic Allspice, Organic Cardamom.

579438_10150832239967660_1427480662_aVanilla Extract

This gem is from Simply Organic. Upon opening this glass bottle one’s nose is greeted by a delightful aroma. Smells like the moment you open a really good vanilla bean. Sweet and delicious, vanilla in it’s most decadent form.  Simply Organic Madagascar pure Vanilla extract is the perfect addition to your treasured family recipes.

This extra-rich and creamy vanilla is perfect for baking and bears social benefits that make it all the more sweet. Our extract is made using the highest quality, Bourbon vanilla beans 18531-SO_Vanilla_Extract_2ozfrom Madagascar.

Ingredients: Organic vanilla bean extractives in water, organic alcohol.

Want to keep up with all things Frontier Coop and Simply Organic-? You can like Frontier Coop on Facebook and follow on Twitter. You can find Simply Organic’s Facebook and Twitter here.

Ready to buy?  Head on over to Frontier Coop and Simply Organic and get ya some of these fabulous products.

EarthBox Junior Garden Kit

535975_10151557759660134_731588181_nThe heat in Central Texas can reek havoc on plants during the summer. Earthbox has a super easy way to keep your plants well watered while allowing maximum gardening in even small areas. I received an EarthBox® Junior™ Garden Kit in Margarita for review. Let’s check it out.

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I am a huge fan of the EarthBox. I started using the Original EarthBox  last year to grow peppers. It did an amazing job. I was able to grow 6 different types of peppers in a very small space on my back porch. They grew all summer long with no issues of distress from the sun. I was actually still getting peppers this past November. Neighbors were all like WOW. How is that possible. It’s an Earthbox is all I can say. EarthBox is designed to maximize watering potential so plants grow large and healthy. You can see the details of how it waters from underneath the plants in the pic of the Original EarthBox with casters and trellis added at the left.

EB_IllustrationThe EarthBox Junior is the very similar to the Original EarthBox. It is simply a smaller version. Perfect size for growing herbs or even a salad garden right in your kitchen. Available in numerous colors these sturdy planters make wonderful gifts for garden enthusiasts and foodies alike. You can go to EarthBox’s website to see a planting guide to give you some ideas of what you can do with your EarthBox. There is even an organic kit for those that prefer an organic lifestyle.

Details

This compact-sized EarthBox® Junior™ gardening system is just like the original EarthBox® gardening system with the same smart technology, but approximately half the size and specifically designed for smaller spaces and indoor gardening. Junior™ is the perfect size for growing a kitchen herb garden and is ideal as a pretty window box with flowers. Good things really do come in small packages!
NOW AVAILABLE IN 7 COLORS! Choose from: Green, Terracotta, White, Chocolate, Eggplant, Margarita, or Cobalt.
Includes: 1 Jr. EarthBox® container with integrated overflow drain, 1 Junior™ Aeration Screen, 1 Junior™ Water Fill Tube, 2 B/W Reversible Junior™ Mulch Covers, 4″ Overflow Saucer, 8 oz. Dolomite, and 8 oz. 7-7-7 Fertilizer. Measures 23″ L x 7 ¼” W/D x 9 ½” H. Holds 1 cu. ft. of growing media. Reservoir holds 1.15 gallons of water. Please note that casters and the EarthBox® Automatic Watering System (AWS) will not work with this product. Each Junior™ EarthBox® gardening system includes our One-Year Satisfaction Guarantee. Halloween Banner

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Ready to buy?  Head on over to EarthBox and get ya some of these great gardening kits.

Business Planner and 2014 Calendar from House of Doolittle and Shoplet

146864Today I want to tell y’all about the Business Planner and 2014 Calendar from House of Doolittle and Shoplet. I was sent one of each for review. Let’s check em out.

House Of Doolittle Weekly Business Planner

This is a great addition to any office work space. Environmentally friendly it is made from 100% Post Consumer Paper.  Even the wire binding is 90% recycled.  Plenty of room for organizing your day. I like that there are time slots on each day’s area. I do not like that they are for the hours of 8-5. I do not work those hours as I am sure many of you don’t. I think they would have done better to simply put AM or PM slots. I really like that there is a special space allotted on each weeks page for expense records. Sturdy construction. Y’all know I love that it is made in the USA, giving jobs to neighbors.

Product Details

  • House Of Doolittle Weekly Business Planner
  • Wire bound planner features two pages per week.
  • Each two-page spread lists appointment times along with expenses for the week to keep track of your busy schedule.
  • Also included are informational pages: area codes, time zone, toll free numbers, air miles, road miles, time zones, weights and measures, metric conversion, recycling information, monthly birthstones/flowers and anniversary yearly gift list.

Wire bound planner features two pages per week. Each two-page spread lists appointment times along with expenses for the week to keep track of your busy schedule. Also included are informational pages: area codes, time zone, toll free numbers, air miles, road miles, time zones, weights and measures, metric conversion, recycling information, monthly birthstones/flowers and anniversary yearly gift list. Ruled daily blocks, three month reference calendar, numbered weeks and dates remaining. This product was made from wood that came from a certified managed forest. Size: 7 x 10 Page Color/Theme: Blue/Gray Appointment Ruling: 8 AM to 5 PM Sun.-Sat. Edition Year: 2014.

House Of Doolittle Two-Color Monthly Desk Pad Calendar w/Large Notes SectionHOD1646_1_1

I like this calendar. Also made from recycled materials. It is a tad smaller than the traditional desk calendar. I like that. The calendar on my desk at work is a bit larger than I like. Think I am going to trade out for this one. I love that there is additional space on the edge for extra notes.

Product Details

  • House Of Doolittle Two-Color Monthly Desk Pad Calendar w/Large Notes Section
  • Deep blue and gray printing set off blue simulated leather binding for a rich look.
  • Large section ruled for notes.
  • Full-year reference calendar makes planning easier.

Deep blue and gray printing set off blue simulated leather binding for a rich look. Large section ruled for notes. Full-year reference calendar makes planning easier. Size: 18 1/2 x 13 Page Color/Theme: White.

Ready to Buy? To find these and other office supplies head over to Shoplet.

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Doing the Right Thing Making Moral Choices in a World Full of Options – By Scott Rae

 _240_360_Book.1043.coverFor today’s review we are going to do things a bit different. It seems Mom wants to get in on the review action. My love of books came from her as well as my Christian values, so who better to do a few guest spots on Texas Kitchen? Here is Mom’s first book review:

Doing the Right Thing Making Moral Choices in a World Full of Options

By Scott Rae  Published by Zondervan

 I was quite anxious to read this book, “Doing The Right Thing”.  As a Christian I was expecting it to have Biblical references and strong Christian input. The book, after all was part of the Chuck Colson series of the same name.  I was mistaken. From the very beginning of the book, I found it was more of a essay for the collegiate crowds.  It was done in a fashion of presenting various beliefs and describing them in a great deal of detail – more like a debate for each set of beliefs -going through the different shades of their morals and ethics. I was anticipating more Christian values – from the beginning to the end.  I found little of this type of meat in this book. Also, I am a country lady who is accustomed to more lay language than “university speak.”  This type of presentation lost my interest early on.
I did read the book in its entirety.  I wish I could do a more positive review for it.

Book Description

According to author Scott B. Rae in Doing the Right Thing, our culture is in an ethical mess because we’ve neglected moral training and education. This book proposes that there is such a thing as moral truth, that it can be known, and that it can be put into practice.

Looking specifically at the areas of medicine, the marketplace, public life, education, and the family, Rae shows how foundational ethical principles can guide you in making moral day-to-day decisions. Informed by Scripture and calling for a renewed understanding of the importance of the Christian faith in moral training, Doing the Right Thing issues a call for cultivated virtue that can bring about both better lives and a better society.

You will find yourself examining the ways in which ethical and character issues relate to your life. As a result, you will be better equipped to promote virtue in your own spheres of influence and the culture at large.

I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

Holiday Tinsel and Glitter Topcoat from SinfulColors for Holiday 2013

Looking to put a touch of wow to your holiday look? Check out the fantastic new shades from  SinfulColors. These colors will really make your nails pop. Available at Walgreens for $1.99 you can’t go wrong. At that price you can afford to buy lots of colors and get your glam on all season long.

Holiday Tinsel – Bring on the bling! These Holiday Tinsel shades from SinfulColors offer a festive flourish that’s worth celebrating. Each holiday-inspired shade is infused with glitter that gives nails a just-tinseled touch. Choose from six shimmery shades for all-out shine:

Super shine from these beauties. Really make your nails shimmer with the light. I love em for this season and I am thinking about Pink icicles, Cold As Ice and Tinsel Town for a fab patriotic look next summer. Perfect for Fourth of July.

Silver Rainbows: Slivers of silver

Spiked Ice: Black dazzle

Pink Icicles: Confetti concoction

Cold As Ice: Winter white

Tinsel Town: Blue sparkle

Gold Tinsel: The gift of gold

Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoat – These glitter shades are designed to be worn over anySinfulColors nail polish to add extra bling to any look. Choose from six sheer glittery topcoats designed to transform your fave shades to instant glitz and glam: 

Use over your favorite shade to give it a glamorous new look. Really pretty colors that will match whatever you are wearing this year. Get em while ya can.

24 Karat: Gold Gilt                          

 Diamonds Are Forever: Silver confetti

Top Me Off: Prismatic Frills

Girls Best Friend: Pink Baubles

Sapphired Up: Turquoise glitz                   

Glittery in Pink: Psychedelic Blush