Sunday, August 13, 2017

THE BEST SUMMERTIME RECIPE FOR KEY LIME PIE

Hello all,

When it's hot out, who doesn't like making delicious, light desserts. One dessert us Floridians love is our key lime pie . I ran across one that sounds both delicious and easy to make on epicurious.  Give it a try and enjoy:


INGREDIENTS:
For crust-

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp melted butter

For filling-

1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp fresh or bottled key lime juice

For topping-

3/4 cup heavy chilled cream


DIRECTIONS:
For crust-

Preheat oven to 350*.
Stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in a 9 inch pie plate, Mix well and press mixture evenly on the bottom and up the sides.
Bake crust in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes then remove and let cool. Keep oven on.

Make filling and bake the pie-

Whisk together eggs yolks and condensed milk in a bowl. Add juice and whisk till slightly thickened. Pour filling into crust and bake in middle of the oven for 15 minutes. Cool pie completely then chill for 8 hours. Filling will set as it cools.

Make topping-

Just before serving beat the cream in a bowl with an electric mixer till it holds stiff peaks. Top pie with cream and serve. Enjoy!


THE BEST SUMMERTIME RECIPE FOR KEY LIME PIE
















Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MY REVIEW OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST- TRINITY

I received compensation  in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.



Hello all,

A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun. Over this weekend I visited Painting with a Twist - Trinity. We chose to paint "Mystic Forest". At first we thought it was going to be extremely difficult because we have never painted before. But it was actually easy with the help of our instructor, Ivy. Ivy was so nice and more than willing to help anyone with additional assistance.


MY REVIEW OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST- TRINITY


But how does it work? First, you go onto their website and look at the different options for paintings available. Next, you chose the picture you look and sign up. Then you go to your designated time slot and start painting and having fun! Their fun, friendly atmosphere makes it easy to relax and really enjoy painting. There is no pressure and it's great for all skill levels. 



MY REVIEW OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST- TRINITY



When you arrive, you are seated with all of the materials you will need; a blank canvas, paint brushes, an easel, apron, and a palette with all of the colors that you will use. Up on a stage, they have a blank canvas and a painting to show you what the finished product will look like. Once Ivy began, she showed us step by step how to paint the "Mystic Forest". You can also put your own creative spin on it. Different shades, textures, thicknesses, whatever you prefer is what you can do.



MY REVIEW OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST- TRINITY



She explained to us how to get the light blue background with the colorful magenta ground with paper towels, and the blue and black trees with our "baby brush". It was all easy to follow directions. I never thought of myself as a great painter, but even I can paint a good picture with the right directions and with a great instructor as Ivy.



MY REVIEW OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST- TRINITY



In addition to their regular classes, they have offer family days, kids camps, private parties, fundraisers, and more! They allow you to bring snacks, soda, beer, wine, anything to make your experience more memorable.


MY REVIEW OF PAINTING WITH A TWIST- TRINITY



Thank you Painting With a Twist- Trinity. I will definitely be back soon!




Sunday, August 6, 2017

MY REVIEW OF THE HSI GLIDER CERAMIC FLAT IRON

I received compensation  in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.


Hello all,

I am sure I am not the only one who gets frizzy hair this time of year. I use a hair dryer, and afterwards I found the only thing I can do to tame my hair is to use a flat iron. I usually use the cheaper brands, and to be honest , after using them my hair doesn't look much better. So I was very happy when I got sent the HSI Glider Ceramic Flat iron to review!

This product is amazing. Hands down, the best flat iron I have ever used or owned. It is definitely a high quality, professional grade product. First off, my hair tends to get frizzy a lot. This product has ceramic plates that heat up in seconds, and prevent hot spots. This allows for overall even heat distribution that helps to tame your frizz, and make it shiny. And it works! Its high quality ceramic plates have 8 heat balance micro-sensors that regulate the heat.

The flat iron comes with a bottle of argan oil protection spray, a glove to protect your hand, and a thermal sleeve for storing it. Its a high quality product, I definitely recommend it, and its $79.99 through this link https://www.hsiprofessional.com/collections/straightening-flat-irons-for-hair/products/ceramic-flat-iron-straightener?variant=839318175.  I love this product!



MY REVIEW OF THE HSI GLIDER CERAMIC FLAT IRON




MY REVIEW OF THE HSI GLIDER CERAMIC FLAT IRON