Get A Free Disney Inspired Wax Tart From Pixie Vacations!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

My family and I love Disney World. We try and visit at least once every couple years. There are certain scents that I've come to enjoy every time we visit Walt Disney World.  There's the smell of popcorn from the carts around the parks, the sweet smell of yummy treats from the shops on Main Street USA, the smell of Rome burning on Spaceship Earth, and even the smell of the lobbies of different Disney resorts, like the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian.

Pixie Scents are wax tarts that come in scents inspired by Disney World and Disneyland. They're handmade by Amber Griswold, whose parents are past Disney Cast Members and who now run a vacation travel agency, Pixie Vacations.

Amber Griswold (10) loves going to Walt Disney World and Disneyland. She's also very crafty and after a recent vacation at Walt Disney World, she decided to try and recreate her favorite scents from her trip in candles and wax tarts.
She started with Disney snacks: Main Street Popcorn, Pineapple Whips, and even Turkey Legs. Each scent brings you back to those vacation memories. Amber also has created the unique scents from the resort. Beach Club Resort is her favorite.

Each Disney inspired scent is available on her Etsy store: She only makes one scent at a time and when it sells out, it's gone. You can make suggestions for the next scent you want her to make on her Pixie Scents Facebook page and when that limited batch is ready, she puts them up on her Pixie Scents Etsy shop.
You can get a Pixie Cake for free! Now through October 1, 2016, Pixie Vacations is offering one of her Disney inspired snack scents as part of your Walt Disney World Vacation package. So, if you are planning a Walt Disney World Vacation for 2016, go over to Pixie Vacations to get a quick no-obligation Disney World vacation quote and the details for your Free Pixie Scent wax tart:

Amuse Bouche Lipstick by Bite Beauty - REVIEW #TheAmuseBouche

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DISCLOSURE: I received free samples from Influenster to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Lipcolor that looks good and is good for your lips?! Introducing Amuse Bouche from Bite Beauty! These highly pigmented lipsticks are made with 12 edible oils that nourish lips to keep them moist and healthy-looking. They're currently available in 34 shades and are made without phthalates, sulfates and parabens. Amuse Bouche is certified gluten-free and the lipsticks even have a citrus flavor!

Crochet Striped Balls

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

After all the crocheting and knitting I did this past winter, I had a lot of partial skeins left over. I wanted to make something to use up all the little bits of yarn. I found this great free pattern for Spin Balls on Ravelry. The pattern was really easy and you can use any weight yarn with its appropriate size crochet hook.

I made mine in two colors, but you could use even more. You can even make some of the stripes wide and some narrow. I'm hoping to crochet a few more to fill up this basket to place on our new coffee table!

I used worsted weight yarn and an H hook, though I probably should have used a G hook. Some of my balls had some of the stuffing showing through. A smaller hook would have given me tighter stitches.

Overall, though, I think they came out really cute!

Garnier Whole Blends - REVIEW

DISCLOSURE: I received free samples from Crowdtap to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

I recently had the chance to try some products from the latest line of hair care products from Garnier. Whole Blends combines a signature blend of select natural ingredients with unique fragrances to restore the health and beauty of hair. The formulas are paraben-free and the bottles are recyclable. The ingredients used are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers & communities. Garnier Whole Blends is available in six varieties:
  • Honey Treasures Repairing Shampoo/Conditioner - Strengthens and heals damage
  • Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Smoothing Shampoo/Conditioner - Tames and controls frizzy hair
  • Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Hydrating Shampoo/Conditioner - Quenches and softens
  • Green Apple & Green Tea Refreshing Shampoo/Conditioner - Revitalizes and boosts shine
  • Avocado Oil & Shea Butter Nourishing Shampoo/Conditioner - Deeply replenishes and restores
  • Argan Oil & Cranberry Color Care Shampoo/Conditioner - Protects color and reveals radiance

Cadbury Mini Eggs Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Easter is almost here and that means Cadbury Mini Eggs are in stores! I make these cookies with them every year and usually stock up on the Cadbury Mini Eggs the day after Easter when they go on sale. My kids look forward to them every year!

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package Cadbury Mini Eggs