Monday, December 17, 2012

Julep Maven: $40 Worth of Nail Products Only 1¢ (New Members Only)

UPDATE: Darn! When I testing this earlier they were not charging shipping, so I am not sure why they are now? But note that you will currently have to pay $4.98 shipping, so a total of $4.99 shipped for the nail polish. Sorry for the confusion. :(
Would you love to have fun nail colors and cutting-edge mani and pedi products delivered right to your doorstep on a monthly basis?! Then you may want to check out Julep Maven! And if you’re new to Julep Maven, you can snag your very first Maven Box for just 1¢… yep, just a penny! :D

Here’s how it works…

* Head over here, click on Style Profiles, browse through the different profiles and choose which profile most matches you (choose from American Beauty, Bombshell, and much more).
* Click on the appropriate “Become a Maven” link and add the Starter Box to your cart for $19.99 and head to checkout. Be sure to enter the promo code PENNY2012 and you’ll snag this intro box for just $0.01 + $4.98 shipping. Please note that this offer is limited to first first time Mavens only.
* Every Starter Box will feature over $40 worth of never-before-released polishes, cutting edge treatments and cult favorites, including at least two seasonal and style-specific nail colors.
* Keep in mind that by signing up for December’s box, you are signing up to receive boxes on a monthly basis from Julep Maven (after this first month’s box is sent for just $0.01, your monthly cost will be $19.99 for $40 worth of products). You will be notified by email on the 20th of the month with a preview of the products they’ve customized for your next month’s beauty editor Box. If you are not interested in receiving that month’s box, just be sure to log in to your account between the 20th and 24th and choose Skip a Month, or cancel by the 24th at 11:59pm PST to avoid being charged on the 27th.
* If, for whatever reason, you do not want to continue to be a Julep Maven, just call the Maven Team at 877-651-3292 (note that they cannot process cancellations by email or online). Remember that you must cancel by the 24th at 11:59pm PST to avoid being charged on the 27th.
** Please note that the links in this post are my referral links. If you don’t feel comfortable using them, feel free to go directly to

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

No need to get fancy or creative with the title this time around.

The recipe is simply:


Yes. I felt the need to shout that out to you ... just in case you missed it ...

Easy folks. So stinkin easy. I made these for Sonny Boy this weekend as he was looking a little on the thin side, in my opinion ... and well, he's my boy ...

They are so very easy to make and what can I say, delicious on top of it ...

1 1/2 c white flour
3 tbs sugar
1/2 tbs salt
4 tsp baking powder (um, mine has the date of April 2011 ... its on my list)
1 tbs cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 tbs maple syrup (used the last of the real stuff)
1/4 c melted butter
1 tbs vanilla

Whisk the dry ingredients in large bowl. Add liquid ingredients and whisk til well combined

Heat griddle til water bounces around when a drop is tested.

Cook til both sides are brown


1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbs melted butter
2 tbs milk

Whisk all together til well combined and smooth, pourable mix. If too thick, add a bit more milk, too thin, add a bit more sugar.

Drizzle pancakes with a generous amount of frosting and serve.

How To Make Homemade Snow Globes!!

Oh my goodness!  This is about the most awesome idea ever!
You can use old glass jars (from pickles, mayo, or other condiments) and make homemade snow globes!!
It’s actually really easy too… just put the ingredients in, make sure the lid is tight and voila!
All you need is some glass jars, water, a little glycerin, glitter, and hot glue!!
Just fill up the glass jar with water and add a little glycerin (it slows down the glitter a little) and glitter (add more glitter than you think you should).
Hot glue whatever you want on the inside of the snow globe to the lid of the jar, and then (as long as it’s not the gift card snow globe) hot glue the jar lid to the jar to make sure it stays on.
It’s really one of the easiest holiday crafts to make!
Need some inspiration for what to put in your snow globe?  Here are a few homemade snow globe ideas from Pinterest!
Just click on a picture below to go to that page on Pinterest (then you can “Like” or “Repin” it from there).  Then click on the picture again once you’re on Pinterest to see the instructions!
Photo Homemade Snow Globes

Gift Card Homemade Snow Globes

Forest Scenery Homemade Snow Globes

More Christmas Snow Globes
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