Many people with incurable digestive problems have been helped by following  a Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). This diet restricts the use of complex carbohydrates and eliminates refined sugar, grains, and starch without compromising on taste. Now you can enjoy fresh baked delights on this type of diet! Yes, with the Baking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet cookbook, you can have delicious treats that’s sure to please the whole family. 


This cookbook is packed full of over 100 grain-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free recipes. The author Kathryn Anible’s goal for this book was to provide recipes that could be enjoyed on any occasion with friends. She wanted to change the thought that a diet means you have to be restricted. You can have dishes ans snacks like Pizza Margherita, Cherry Nut Bars, and Chicken Pot Pie. There’s even desserts like Peanut Butter Cake and Strawberry Shortcake. You can still be healthy and eat baked goods. Just remember moderation of course! 

Whether it’s a loved one or yourself that suffers from gluten intolerance, celiac disease, IBD, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or food allergies this book is sure to help you with satisfying any craving. I do recommend that you give this book a try for yourself. You can find this book at your local bookstore or on Amazon.com. 

As a child growing up in the 80’s, I have seen a lot of Barbie dolls come on the scene. My parents would buy me a new one about three times a year. During Christmas, my birthday (I’m a January baby! Lol), and whenever I would ask for one later in the year. I love Barbie dolls, especially the special edition dolls. They are so glamorous! 

Over the years, I started to collect the dolls more so than play with them. My Dad purchased a display case for my collection which I loved. It really made it easy to see all the dolls I had. In my teen years, I started to wonder if Barbie would ever look like the girl’s shape that was reflected in the mirror to me every morning. 

Photo Credit: Time.com 
Finally, I am pleased to see that Barbie is getting a body makeover! Mattel is giving Barbie more diverse body sizes. I feel this is very good for the young girls growing up in a not so one size fits all world. On January 28, you will be able to purchase a Barbie that is curvy, petite, or tall. This paired with the new skin tones and hair types is simply FAB. Guess what else? They will all be called, you guessed it, Barbie! These cuties will be placed along side the original Barbie. No size discrimination there and I love it! I can truly appreciate the company’s steps towards change. To me it spells all body shapes and heights are beautiful. That to me is one lesson we all need to learn, young or old. These are some Barbie dolls that this doll collector will defiantly be adding to her collection.

Photo Credit: Time.com 
What do you think of the new body types that Mattel has given Barbie?

*I was sent this product for review.

Since my early 20’s, I have been a lover of coffee. I adore the smell of it brewing in the morning. I’m sure many of you can nod your heads in agreement with me, that there is nothing like a fresh cup of Joe! As my quest for the ultimate flavor of coffee evolved over the years, I got more into the specialty blends, lattes, and cappuccinos. Thus my love for coffee houses began. But going to your favorite coffee house every morning can really hit you in your Marc Jacobs! There had to be a way to create great coffee house flavor at home. 

I’m happy to report there is a way to get coffee house like beverages in the comfort of your home. The Ninja Coffee Bar has you covered! With it’s Auto IQ technology making the perfect latte is a breeze. The Ninja Coffee Bar is my new favorite kitchen appliance.  


What You Get

  • Ninja Coffee Bar System 
  • Carafe
  • Easy Frother
  • Measuring Scoop
  • Travel Mug
  • Filter
  • Recipe book + Instructions 

In addition to making awesome coffee, the Ninja Coffee Bar packs in some very nice features too. It has a 24 hour programmable delay brew button, that allows you set the system to brew the next morning. There are four different brew types with this system, Classic brew, Rich brew, Over Ice brew, and Specialty brew. Each brew button helps you to achieve the best flavor and balance to your coffee. The removable water reservoir makes filling easy. There are so many features to the Ninja Coffee Bar that makes it a must have. My favorite feature of all is the Multi Serve Cup Platform. It allows you to brew right in your beloved coffee cup or travel mug. This is great if you stay alone or you are the only person in your family that drinks coffee like myself. Then when you need to make a full carafe, just flip up the platform and brew away!

The recipe book that is included with the system has some tasty treats in it. You can find 20 of Sofia Vergara’s signature recipes in the book too. If you like your coffee cold, hot or bold, you’re sure to find a taste bud pleasing delight in that book. It even features decadent desserts also.

I really enjoy the Ninja Coffee Bar. It has helped me to recreate some of my most loved coffe house favorites at home. I highly suggest any coffee lover to give this system a try. You can find it at your local Walmart, Target, Department store or online here. The Ninja Coffee Bar will truly turn your countertop into the best coffee shop in town!

Have you tried the Ninja Coffee Bar yet?

    Happy New Year! 2016 is indeed in full effect and it’s time to usher in new things. One of my resolutions for this year is to explore more. This means exploring new places, foods, activities, products and more. On my list of things to try, are subscription boxes. I have tried a few in the past, but there are so many out now it’s hard for a chic to keep up! 

    Some boxes that I love are:

    1) Gwynnie Bee: is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. 

    The Cost: The cost depends on how many items you would like to have out at a time.

    1 = $35/month

    2 = $59/month

    3 = $79/month

    5 = $99/month

    7 = $129/month

    10 = $159/month

    The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 10-32

    Ships to: US 

    2) Graze: a weekly or biweekly snack subscription box. You can customize the types of snacks you want to receive (dairy-free, vegan, savory, gluten-free, etc), and they’ll send you 4 new snacks in each box.

    The Cost: $6.99

    The Products:

    Ships to: US

    3) Birchbox: subscribers pick between a curated box (all samples revealed) or a single sample choice and be surprised by the rest of the items. 

    The Cost: $10.00 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)

    The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.

    Ships to: US, France, Spain and the UK and Canada

    4) POPSUGAR Must Have Box: a monthly lifestyle subscription box curated by the editors at POPSUGAR. Each box features their “must have” products for beauty, fashion, home, food, fitness and more.

    The Cost: $39.95

    The Products: Products picked by POPSUGAR editors 

    Ships to: US

    5) Beauty Box 5: a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. They feature drugstore brands, and usually the product sizes are deluxe or sample size.

    The Cost: $12.00 a month (or $10.00 a month with a 3-month subscription; $8.25 a month with annual subscription)

    The Products: 4-5 full size and sample size beauty products.

    Ships to: US and Canada

    6) Bulu Box: is focused on fitness and WeightLoss. They feature healthy products and diet supplements.

    The Cost: $10.00

    The Products: 4 to 5 premium weight loss items such as vitamin and supplement samples, fitness gear and healthy eating tools.

    Ships to: US

    All of these boxes listed are awesome! As I try more subscription boxes this year, I will update you all on them. What boxes do you love?

    Hello my Honey Bunnies! I want to take this time to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you and your family members enjoy each other and build even more memorable moments to look back on. Enjoy!

    Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night from your spouse’s loud snoring?   Are you waking yourself up from your snoring? If you said yes to any of the two questions, I have a product that could really help you out. This product will help you or your loved one put snoring to bed. No more sleepless nights are here! 

    Say hello to the NightCare Snore Pillow! I was sent this pillow to test and review. This pillow really helps to improve sleep and stop snoring. The snore pillow is the only pillow on the market today designed, clinically tested, and FDA cleared to help reduce snoring and mild sleep apnea. It adjusts for back or side-sleepers. You can raise or lower the pillow for that perfect nights sleep and it supports a more open airway. 

    How It Works 

    The NightCare No-Snore Pillow is different from a traditional pillow, which positions your head higher than your chin, propped at an angle, bending your neck. This leads to an obstructed airway which is the most common cause of snoring and sleep apnea. 

    With the NightCare Pillow your chin is slightly above your head, in a flat position with your head slightly lowered. This creates a positive neck alignment and prevents tilting toward one shoulder or the other during sleep. This position naturally opens your airway and creates an unobstructed pathway for you to breath freely. Without obstructions, snoring and mild sleep apnea can be reduced or eliminated.

    I love this pillow it really helped me to get a great nights sleep. I could feel a difference in my body after one night of sleeping on the NightCare Pillow. I highly recommend this pillow for anyone who deals with snoring or sleep apnea. I stand behind this product fully! The pillow retails for $129 and it’s worth every penny. You can visit the NightCare website to purchase your pillow here. You can also pick up the Beddit Sleep Monitor there as well. If you missed my review on that, check it out.

    In the world of beauty, having a beat face is an absolute must. Having great brows goes along with it. Some of us ladies pay a fortune on keeping our brows together. We look for the best of the best brow powders, gels, pencils, and services available to achieve flawless eyebrows. I am one of those women! I was happy when I got the chance to try out Billion Dollar Brows. I love this brand! They sent me over two of their kits, The Best Sellers kit and 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows. These kits supply you with everything you need to get your brow game on point! The kits are very easy to use and they take all the guess work out of trying to find the perfect match for your skin/hair.

    What You Get

    In the Best Sellers Kit you will get the following

    Universal Brow Pencil: Formulated to work beautifully with most skin tones and hair colors, this amazing eyebrow pencil goes on smooth and natural. Plus, the Universal Brow Pencil is automatic—it never needs sharpening and it comes complete with a spoolie brush on the opposite end for effortless blending and a perfect finish.

    Brow Duo Pencil: Highlights your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth while providing instant visual “lift.” Our highlighter works with every skin tone. Plus, for on-the-go touchups, we added a handy universal concealer on the opposite end of the pencil. It’s effortless flawlessness!

    Brow Gel: Our clear brow gel locks in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day.

    Smudge Brush: This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil.

    In the 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit you will receive the following to add a pop of color to your brows.

    1 Brow Powder Taupe

    1 Brow Brush

    Quick Tip: Just dab the powder and glide it along your brow line with the angled brush and blend with spoolie brush.
    With these kits you can have the perfect brows in a snap!

    Be sure to check out Billion Dollar Brows on their website at http://www.billiondollarbrows.com.

    Have you heard of Billion Dollar Brows before? If yes what was your experience with there products?

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