Sunday, June 16, 2019

Salted Honey is rocking your taste buds!!


Bushwick Kitchen is changing the game when it come to honey... Salted Honey... Yes you read that... Not salted caramel but salted honey! I love honey and will use it in almost anything, from cooking and baking down to my tea and topping on food. But Salted Honey really changes the game. It brings  out flavors in foods you did not think could have that kind of flavor. Add it while you are frying up chicken with a bit of lime juice or drizzle it on your toast and I promise you will not regret it! 

So I did a few different things with this honey and I wanted to share each one with you. 


So for breakfast I love eggs, toast and Sausage. I am not huge jam or jelly fan so I usually opt for honey. Simple Buttered toast drizzled with honey will change your breakfast on so many levels! 



 In an attempt to eat a bit healthier I opted for a lunch of chicken wrap and greek yogurt, mixed with honey and granola! This is a different spin on plain yogurt. Instead of the normal sugar packet I put in the yogurt, it gives it just the right mix of salty and sweet. 
With Saving the best for last an Apple Puff Pastry dessert for the best flavor event!!
What you will need : 
All Purpose Flour
Egg Wash
Cane Sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 425°F 

2. spread a thin layer of all purpose flour on a flat surface

3. Lay out your thawed Puff pasty

4. gently blend in the edges where the pastry was folded.
You want one solid piece of pasty.

5. you will then cut slices on each side of the pasty
about 3/4 inch apart. slightly at an angle. this will allow
you to braid your pasty and keep all of the pie filling in.
Be sure you are leaving the center of the pastry uncut. 

6. down the center you lay your Apple filling down.  
1/2 a can will make one pastry. 

7. alternating sides you will braid the pastry. 
ex. left right left right one piece at a time. 
you will cross one piece at a time. 

8. once your braid is complete you will 
brush lightly with your egg wash. 

9. after you brush with your egg wash you 
will sprinkle your pastry with can sugar. 

10. bake at 425°F for 10-12 minutes. 
you want the pastry to be a golden brown. 

Serve While hot and Drizzle with Salted Honey!!






** I am not paid for you to click any links, they are simply there for your convenience. Bushwick Kitchen did not pay me for this post, they did provide the salted honey to me free of charge for my honest and unbiased opinions! 






Candlewick Press in the month of may

Candlewick Press has sent me a new batch of books for all of my kiddos to check out! As per normal we were captivated with all of them! From Waiting for Chicken Smith to The Good Son!

Below you will find our thoughts and the basic run down of each book!


Lets start with Sea Glass Summer and The Good Son.
The Good Son 

The Good Son is not a book for kids under a certain age. It has subjects such as imprisonment, war and death. While the pictures are of miniatures it is still fairly graphic.

The Good Son takes place at Christmas time in 1914, a french soldier went home for a few days to spend Christmas with his mom, and now he is facing the death penalty for leaving his command. This books is good for helping kids to understand the harsh realities of war in a simple way. However I really recommend this book for a much older generation. This is not a book that will be kept amid my sons book collection! 

Sea Glass Summer

Sea Glass Summer is about a young boy who is spending the summer with his grandmother and as he searches the beach for seashells and unique items he finds pieces of Sea Glass. As Thomas drifts off to dream land he dreams of what the piece of Sea Glass's Story might be!

This one my son did not have much of an interest in, however my middle daughter was captivated by it and it left her wanting to search for a piece of sea glass of her own and wonder what story it might tell!

Bears Book

Bear finds himself needing a new story to read. So what better idea than to write his own story! Stumped by writers block he thinks and thinks, he does everything in his power to try and clear up his writers block. Only to find he still feels like he has no story of great adventure. Then he strikes upon inspiration and finds himself unable to stop writing. Finally he has a story! This book even includes a copy of bears Book! This one is great for toddlers and those learning to read! A must!

How To Take Care of Your Dinosaur

This book has a cute twist on how to care for your pet, by caring for your new dinosaur! My son loved this one as he loves Dinosaurs! If you are looking to add a new pet to the family I would recommend this as a book for your little ones too!


Waiting for Chicken Smith

While waiting for his vacation friend, the one he has seen year after year, he finds himself on an adventure with his sister. This book is a good one because even while you are waiting for one thing you never know what can happen! So keep your mind open and the possibilities are endless!


You can find all of these great books at Barnes and Noble

**Disclaimer**
I am not partnered with Barnes and Noble so I will not receive a profit for you clicking the link! I was not paid for my thoughts and opinions. Candlewick Press did provide us with the books free of charge!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Moms Day meets Frankie and Myrrh

Moms Day is so close! With less than a week to go what do you get for this wonderful mom. It does not have to be the woman who gave you life. Grandma, Aunt, Sister whoever! A spa sounds great! But here comes the question, How can I give her a day of rest and relaxation without breaking the bank?

Frankie and Myrrh has a line of essential oil blends for almost any occasion, and recently I have been testing two of them! They are great! So the names are so down to earth and well if you are offended easily, you will have to just work past that because you are missing out! They have ones for sleep, focus, calming and just all around good smelling! I was sent Hottie By Nature and Spray The Bitch Away. I will start with Spray The Bitch away and Hottie By Nature and then we will break down how we can give mom a spa day at home ( or if your mom / mom figure is like me and have kids who refuse to leave them alone) or at a hotel and how you can do this without breaking the bank!!







So Spray the Bitch Away... lets get down to it! My kids drive me crazy!! I love them more than life itself but some days I need them to just back up  and let me have a few minutes. Having anxiety certainly does not help! So this will help break the tension and give the over all calming sensation that you need to establish a good spa day! Spray like you would an air freshener, breath in deep and exhale! A mix of rose geranium and clary sage, lavender, frankincense, and bergamot are going to calm you down, get rid of the bitchy nature and just relax! So help mom take a chill pill!








Next on this spa day adventure, Hottie By Nature. This scent is the really fun one. A blend of earth and citrus it makes it impossible to not be relaxed and upbeat with it! This scent has Rosewood, Orange, Tangerine, Lavender and Vanilla essential oils! It smells like orange creamsicles. This one will keep mom upbeat and remind her that even though she is a mom, she is still a woman. She needs to be reminded that she is still a person outside of cooking, cleaning,, and working!



Also forget the candle for the spa day, get mom a diffuser, Frankie and Myrrh has them for not just at home, but the car too.... and Heaven knows the car is where my kids drive me the craziest. Hup too!! The race is on!! Get mom everything she needs this Mothers Day!




**Frankie and Myrrh provided me these two sprays free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion! I do not make any money off of any of these links or for this post! I included the links for you to find the products easily!!!**


Sunday, April 14, 2019

April's Picture Books from Candlewick Press

So this month Working Through Life's Glitches is featuring Four books from Candlewick Press!

✵ Baby Moon
✵Mr. Posey's New Glasses
✵A Piglet Named Mercy
✵A New Home


So lets start with the break down of Baby Moon. This one would be a great gift for expecting parents. Now days when you hear baby moon you think about a vacation that parents take just before baby is born. But that  is not where it started. A baby moon is actually right after a baby is born. It is when you shut the world out and just enjoy your time being a new mommy and daddy and having a new baby. It is actually just being present in the moment with one another. That crucial bonding time! This book shows that importance of a baby moon and how wonderful it really can be! 

Mr. Posey's New Glasses is a book about an adventure that a gentleman and his neighborhood friend take an adventure in an attempt to get a brighter outlook on the world with a new set of glasses. When in reality all Mr. Posey needed was to just view the situation from a different angle. This book is really something both the young and old need to read at least once! We all need a little reminder that if we look at it from a different angle we don't really need a new something, but maybe just brush up what we have and learn to see it differently! This one is the small humans favorite! He is always reading it! 








A Piglet Named Mercy is about a little piglet who turns Mr and Mrs Watson's ordinary life into something out of the Ordinary! Isn't it wonderful that something so small can make a change so big!
 A New Home. The last book is perfect for kids who are getting ready to move and not quite sure how to deal with the transition. I know when we moved at the beginning of the year it was chaos. X is still calling the house we are in New House. This book is about a boy living in NYC and getting ready to move to Mexico City and a little girl who lives in Mexico City and bracing for a move to NYC. I think it helps kids understand that moving is not bad and change is a good thing and that no matter where they go, that they will overcome and adapt!





You can purchase any of these titles on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.




** these books where provided to us free of charge from Candlewick press and we are not making money from this post! We just cant hold back how we feel about these books! So go check them out!! **



JellyCAP is changing the game on water bottles

Yes you read right! JellyCAP is changing the game on how we teach our little ones to drink from a water bottle or sports drink! No more giant messes, and it can also work with a straw too!! My little man loves them! We are starting the transition from a sippy cup to a plain old bottle. I am getting tired of hunting for a cup when I need one. Yes this game of oh where oh where can the sippy cup be is a widely played game! Buying them is getting old, D2 and myself are super picky when it comes to what cup we buy the small human and we can spend at least thirty minutes in the cup aisle at walmart debating which one is best. Lastly it never fails I always forget to grab a cup for him when we leave the house! Especially when we take the 4 hour trip to see the girls! Its exhausting! With JellyCAP I always just have one in my purse!



Now keep in mind the super soft cap is great on developing teeth, so it will protect them from biting down on the mouth of the actual bottle! JellyCAP is not leak proof but it will reduce the mess. JellyCAP is revolutionizing the way our kids gain independence a few drops at a time! These caps can work on both standard mouth size and wide mouth size bottles ( such as a Gatorade or powerade bottle). I do not have the wide mouth bottle so sadly I do not have a photo of it. However what you do is you flip it upside down and then insert a straw! JellyCAP is Patented, BPA free and made right here in the USA.

So just where do you get these awesome JellyCAPS? Amazon of course!





** JellyCAP was provided to me and my small human free of charge, Neither of us or this blog received and kind of financial exchange for the honest opinion expressed above! We will not receive and money for you clicking a link! I put them there for you to find the company's site and where to buy super easy! **


Sunday, April 7, 2019

March Aroma Box



Please note: I am not a licensed physician and I always recommend that you consult a physician before using any oil. Also please note that NONE of this months oils feature a food chemical codex so that it is not safe to ingest! Please note that the Thankful Roll On does have grapefruit in it and that may cause photo sensitivity! Do not use before tanning or sun exposure!  

March's Aroma box from Herb Stop has arrived and it has been used!!! As always I love it!

March brought a box of very earthy scents! All Cedarwood Essential Oils. Texas, Atlas and Blood Cedarwood. Each one with its earthy scent, yet serving a different purpose. I found all of them to be calming, so they would all serve well in a diffuser! 


I am going to start with the Thankful Roll On. This is one of my favorite roll on blends by far! It has a light scent. Encouraging feelings of grateful and thankfulness. apply to your pulse points, being careful to avoid sensitive areas such as your eyes and mouth. You can also inhale as needed! Perfect for any time of the day. I wear this one as a perfume. Especially when I feel myself needed that extra boost to get through my day! Use this oil to take a step back and reflect! This is really a great one if you meditate. 





Some may or may not know. I have anxiety. I call this blend exhale. It is a great grounding blend. So grab an clean empty roller bottle, put it in your diffuser whatever you gotta do to get a bit more grounded, it helps. I really recommend that if you are not blending it with a carrier oil and using it in a diffuse that you may want to tweak the recipe a bit. it can be over powering if you add to much! Blood Cedarwood is also great for things like Acne, Eczema, and oily skin and hair! There are other ways to blend it for calming remedy such as with lavender and orange. It will also blend great with geranium and florals! 


Both Atlas Cedarwood and Rose Geranium can be used as aphrodisiacs. They blend together beautifully! I recommend this for blend for a diffuser. Atlas Cedarwood will promote positive thoughts. promoting courage as well it works great as a perfume or cologne. Just be sure to blend with a carrier oil!

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Texas Cedarwood is a very diverse oil. It can be used as an antiseptic, anxiety and nervous tension and even an insect repellent. You can add it to your shampoo and conditioner to help with oily hair. Be careful to only add a small amount. I followed the aromatherapy tip with this one and used it for a nice foot massage. I love it. At the end of an exhausting day it is very calming! 













Disclaimer: I was provided this aroma box free of charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinions. I was not paid and I will not receive payments if you click any link to their website! I am simply sharing the page links so that you may find them easily 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

I want my hat back!

Candlewick press has sent me a book and my little man loves it!

I want my hat back! This book is great for the younger kids and the young at heart! This book makes you laugh and giggle while this bear searches for his missing hat. He takes the time to interview each character searching for his hat until he finds it. It will make you laugh and is a simple read for the little ones! It is truly a great beginner book for your smaller ones learning to read!



I would check out the book here and get it for your families book collection!









* by clicking the link above I will not make any money! I simply included it so you could find where to purchase it easily. I was not paid for this review however the book was provided to me free of charge to facilitate my review.