Archive for August, 2012

Edible Arrangements’ Summer Strawberry Clues 8.29

The Edible Arrangements Summer Scavenger Hunt continues!! Below are the clues you’ll need to find the ‘Summer Strawberry’ this week!

Wednesday, August 29 from 11 A.M.- 1 P.M.

– This week, ‘Summer Strawberry’ is venturing to the state that shares Massachusetts’ northern border with Vermont.

– This city is about 20 miles north of Lowell, MA and is the second largest city in its state, behind Manchester. Nick-named ‘The Gate City,’ it is home to shopping havens such as Pheasant Lane Mall and Amherst Street.

– ‘Summer Strawberry’ will be visiting the Edible Arrangements store located in a large shopping plaza off of Main Street.

– This Edible Arrangements is the healthiest one on the block, as it is neighbors with Colonel Sanders’ major fast food chain and a large coffee and donut retailer founded in Quincy, MA.

Good Luck & Yummy Eats!!


Disclosure:  I received an Edible Arrangement in exchange for sharing information about this Scavenger Hunt.  No other compensation was received and all opinions always my own.


My Family loves Avocados! #ILoveAvocados

If you were to ask me a year ago if I liked avocados, I would’ve swiftly said oh no no no! I was no fan of the green exterior and mushy interior – no thank you! But, at my good friend’s house one day this Spring, I took the plunge. I tried avocados. Mixed along with some other ingredients in a guacamole I took a bit sure I would dislike it. Sure it would make my stomach turn. I was more than pleasantly surprised!

It was delicious! I couldn’t stop eating it, it was so good! This guac was on point with lemon juice and red and green peppers; I had no idea what I was missing out on and make guac for my daughter and I often. I had no idea something some simple to make could be so yummy! We also cut up ripe avocados for a side dish! Love!

The world’s first avocado was grown and cultivated in Mexico countless generations ago. Thanks to the region’s fertile volcanic soil, ideal climate and centuries of expert cultivation, Mexico remains the source of the world’s finest avocados. Today, Mexico is the only place in the world where avocado trees naturally bloom four times a year. Producing a year-round bounty of irresistibly rich and creamy avocados whose unsurpassed quality and distinctly delicious flavor are always in season.

I’m not the best at following recipes, but for a yummy guac I dice red and green peppers, mash up some avocado, mix in olive oil and lemon juice and magic happens! There are great texture components with the added peppers which is the perfect complement to the avocadoes!

I had no idea how versatile avocadoes could be, and I’m having a great time making new recipes!

I’m an avoliever! Aka an avocado believer!!


Julep Nail Care Review & Giveaway!

There are a few summer basics I’ve been following this season; they include my flip-flops, maxi dresses, Dior shades, and a fresh pedicure. My sister asked me a while ago how often I get my nails professionally done and gasped when I told her only twice a year, apparently she goes more frequently. But it’s true, I love sparkling toes, but would never pay to get them done more than twice a year, so my daughter and I have a little nail polish fun every week picking out colors from our inventory and creating fun patterns. It can sometimes be messy, but you know what, messy is fun!

That’s why I’m so happy to be partnering with Julep, as they are feeding my beauty addiction! Julep is a fun innovative boutique nail salon selling quality nail, hand, and food products. When I got my Julep Maven Box it was love at first sight. The products came packaged beautifully and I’ve seen great wear out of the nail polish so far!

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