Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our First Citrus Lane Box! 12 Month Boy | toy subscription {get your first one 50% off!}

I've been wanting to try this subscription for awhile. I know I love the subscriptions that I've participated in for myself recently and thought this would be a super fun one for Cannon {&me} :)
My brother & soon-to-be SIL bought Cannon a 2month trial for his birthday.
Which I think should be a good test to see if we enjoy it and want to keep it up.
We got the first package yesterday. I had been waiting & waiting. ... they sent me a tracking number.. but it NEVER got updated & didn't even say a definite expected delivery date. But I was FOR SURE it would be here by yesterday & it was!
I ran get the mail after Cannon fell asleep for his nap & ended up napping a LONG time, I wanted to wake him up so bad!! LOL
But he eventually did wake up, with some massive bedhead.
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The box has these cute little cut-outs each month that older kids can have fun with :)enter image description here
The first thing we saw was this cute book. It has thick pages and feels very durable. Cannon seems to like it & we've read it multiple times. It has great illustrations too.
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A trial size of dish liquid I think this would of been awesome on pump parts, but I'm done with those! I did try this on the bottles & sippy cups and seemed to do a great job.enter image description here
It also came with a coupon code for a website I've never heard of:enter image description here
If you buy the box by the month it's $29. [cheaper if you buy in 3,6,9,12 months increments.}
I've went on the products websites & checked prices and this boxes value only totaled $30.98 Which is still cheaper, but hardly at all. So for getting a deal... not really {It actually would be cheaper to get it all on Amazon: $28.70 :/} But it's still worth for the products & super fun to get SURPRISE in the mail!
$30.98 Book: $7.99 {$7.19 Amazon} Car: $15.00 {$13.52 Amazon} Plate: $6.00 Travel Dish liquid {$1.99 Amazon}
I'm hoping next month's is a bigger deal...

If you got this box for $10 that would be cool!! And you can cancel if you decide to not I think it's worth a shot.
Get your baby/child a fun little surprise in the mail for $10 ;)
You can see a video of us opening this box here:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Jalapeno Popper Dip - perfect for the Superbowl, tailgaiting or any party!

The superbowl is approaching and I thought I have to make the time to share this recipe because it's one of my favorites, and PERFECT for Superbowl Sunday!

It's also super easy!

I serve it with buttery crackers {such as Ritz, maybe they even have their football shape edition out? Or snowflakes in the winter...}

The simple ingredients you'll need are:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (half Jack, half cheddar cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced jalapenos - double if you like heat
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • {another} 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

You'll need to first blend up the  cream cheese, mayo, shredded cheese, Parm cheese & chilies and jalapenos. You could use a food processor if you have one.. I do not so I just chop everything up super fine with knife or hand chopper.

Spread this mixture into a greased 2qt. casserole

In a seperate bowl mix the bread crumbs, Parm cheese & butter, mix well.
Then sprinkle this mixture over the spread in the casserole.

Bake for 20 minutes.

The top will be toasty brown & the mixture will be bubbly. You don't want to overcook though or the mayo can separate and it could get too oily.

This is what I'm making {probably doubling the recipe} this year & I encourage you all too as well! It will be a hit! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January Ipsy Glambag Makeup subscription

I got my January bag today!
Love seeing that hot pink envelope in my PO box!!enter image description here
So exciting, I've been stalking the #ipsy tag on instagram lately.. just to see if people have started to receive their bags yet.. and I saw they had, but tried not to look too closely at the photos because I wanted the contents to be a surprise :)
This is the second Ipsy bag I've gotten and I love it! $10/month for 4-5 full size beauty products in a cute little makeup bag...yes, please!
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Makeup remover wipes {needed these, so yay!}
Eye Pencil in, copper "Penny" {not a big fan of golds but will try it out!}enter image description here
Small sample of dry shampoo {can't wait to try this!}enter image description here
Lip gloss {love the color!}enter image description here
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Pure Marula Facial Oil {never heard of it, but it's supposed to be really great for the skin!}enter image description here
Also included, this little card to write why you think 2014 will be the best year:enter image description here
I will for sure keep this subcription up! It's so worth $10/month for the amount of products you the fun surprise each month -- so worth the fun mail! Join me!! Follow this link -----> Get your Ipsy bag!!