Friday, February 23, 2018

Bath & Body Works | Easter Candle 2018

The New Bath and Body Works Easter candle was found out and it is a re-do of....

Back in 2015, the Easter Candle we had then was this one, shown below.  It had an adorable crimped edge lid with a dated, Easter Bunny label on top.  The years have passed and every year we had a new design...perhaps not as popular as this one was but people bought them because...well, we die-hard collectors of all things BB&W, wanted to have it.

As soon as Valentine's Day passes, we all start on the hunt for what they will be putting out for Easter and here and there a few tidbits are being found in stockrooms nationwide.  Today, a few people have found this year's candle and it is this exact label and this scent.  Just not this far.

Bath and Body Works has a habit of not having consistency when they offer special candles.  Perhaps the online version will have a plain lid and the instore lid is sparkly or embossed in some way.  Or vice-versa.  

The new 2018 version that a few people have purchased (although it is not available for sale yet) has a simple plain lid.

Will an online version be offered and if so, could it have something special?  Fingers crossed.  Because isn't that another reason why we collect? 

Bath & Body Works | Test Lab Candles | February 2018

Here is a look at some new Bath & Body Works Test Lab Candles out in select locations.

Bath & Body Works Test Lab Candle Collection:
Sriracha Spice Blend #027
Sunny Fig Fresh Blend #007
24 KARAT GOLD Fresh Blend #024
Garden Arugula and Verbena Green Blend #014
Black Pepper Green Blend #019
Tumeric and Tarragon Wood Blend # 011
Pimento Wood Wood Blend #017
Blue Geranium Aromatic Blend #004
Lavender Cacao Gourmand Blend #012
Sunset Pier Floral Blend #021

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Walmart Beauty Box | Winter 2018

Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2018 

My Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2018 Versions arrived today and I wanted to share what was in both.
Celebrate Your Beauty #walmartbeautybox

Box 1:
SOOAE Beauty Donkey Milk Sleeping Mask - nourishing and moisturizing 

TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo 1.15 oz.
Gold Bond Ultimate Hydrating Cream Radiance Renewal Cream Oil .75 oz.
P2 Volume Gel Look Polish .4 oz. Maid of Honor Color
Plackers Micro Mint Freshens Breath 12 Dental Flossers and Travel Case ( plus 35 cents off coupon)

Box 2:
Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak 2 oz.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl and Shine Shampoo for Thick, Curly Hair 15mL/30mL
Soft & Dri Aluminum free Sparkling Citrus all Day Order Protection Deodorant 2.3oz
Gold Bond Ultimate Hydrating Cream Radiance Renewal Cream Oil .75 oz.
SOOAE Beauty  Purifying Brightening Peeling Gel Refine and Clarify Peeling Gel 10g
Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray Advanced Therapy .86oz.

Pay only for shipping At just $5 for delivery,
Four times per year, you'll receive an assortment of new beauty products and helpful tips – delivered right to your door.
Classic, Trendy Or Natural Choices.  I choose Classic.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rae Dunn | Blue Line Collection

 Rae Dunn Blue Line Collection.

One of my favorite collections from Rae Dunn: The Blue Line Collection.  I fell in love with the teapot style first and after seeing the mugs, I knew I wanted most of this collection.  I skipped the butter dish as I don't use ceramic butter dishes.  The little handle on the top of the butter dish lid isn't practical for me and I would end up breaking it at first touch. I was fortunate to find the majority of the collection in a TJMaxx store at the end of January.

I passed on the Pour at first, but went back the next day and grabbed it to use the Silk Blueberry Stems I found in Bath and Body Works. This collection, stacked in my galvanized tray from Hobby Lobby makes a great centerpiece on my buffet.

Saturday Dinner | Crockpot Cooking | Beef Pepper Steak

A family favorite, Beef Pepper Steak over's what's for dinner.

1-1/2 pound (s) of Round Steak, thinly sliced
2 Green peppers
1 Small Onion, cut thick
1 1/2 cups of Beef Broth ( or Beef Stock)
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
Salt to Taste
White Rice
Add all of the ingredients listed in the crockpot.
I always prewarm my crockpot as I prepare the ingredients.
This was cooked on HIGH for five hours, stirring it occasionally throughout the cooking process.
By the time this was finished cooking it did make plenty of broth and if you want it a bit thicker you can add a 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch to a 1/4 cup of water and add it to the mix about a half hour before it would be finished cooking. I did thicken it a little but used the beef broth instead of water.
I served this over a bed of white rice, with a green garden salad as a side.
This seems to be a serving for four, over rice, with a side dish.  I will have plenty of leftovers tomorrow for lunch.