Archive for March, 2012

Snyder’s Gluten Free Pretzels

Friday, March 30th, 2012

I’ve known for a while now that Snyder’s of Hanover have been making Gluten Free Pretzels. I’ve had my eye out for them but haven’t seen them around town until a recent trip to the beautiful Whole Foods at Trolley Square. I immediately purchased a bag. I couldn’t wait to give them a try, the bag was ripped open before leaving the store!

These things are amazing. They taste delicious, are low in calories and fat and are a perfect little snack. I don’t know how they did it, but it tastes like I’m eating ‘normal’ food, which makes this gluten-free girl very happy indeed. The only problem now is feeling a little glutinous, it’s hard to stop eating them! I also found them at Sunflower Market last week for $2.50/bag. This is a perfect treat to have in stock for a family that houses both gluten and gluten-free, as the gluten peeps say they are super tasty snack too.

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Martha Stewart Enameled Cast Iron Sale

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

While we were at the amazing City Creek last week we stopped by Macy’s to check out Martha’s new cakestands. Along the way, I saw her newly designed Le Crueset knock-offs and had a good inspection of the workmanship.

I was liking what I was seeing and then remembered last year when posing the question ‘To Le Creuset or not’ you helped me decide to go for the real thing. I decided to wait and buy an extra large Le Creuset when we buy a house and will need bigger pots and pans for entertaining.

Then I got the call…from Sarah, saying a Macy’s 2-day sale is currently on, slashing the prices on Martha’s cast iron. The 6 quart ‘buckwheat’ dutch oven I’ve been eyeing is only $75 today only; comparable Le Creuset: $265 at Williams-Sonoma!

I am torn. At this price how can I refuse to give it a try? Especially with free shipping on a $99 purchase. Can I bring anyone along? Or are you all sticking to your Le Creuset stance?

My Clean Guest Closet

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Since I shop all year round for presents I need a place to keep them. My mother used the deep cupboard above our fridge, but for me my guest room closet seemed a nice reachable destination.

The problem I had though, was whenever I’d get back from a shopping trip I’d dump the bag in there, and after a while it became a closet of plastic bags. Which was fine, if we weren’t having guests or I didn’t need to find anything. But the reality is that we do have guests, and I’m constantly running late to birthday parties!

I’ve dedicated the beginning of this year to getting my house 100% organized. So last week, it was me vs. my guest closet.

I won!

First, I spent the morning going through things I wanted to keep or donate. Then I simply divided everything into six boxes: Ladies, Gents, Kiddies, Bows, Bags and Other.

The fun part was placing everything neatly into my favorite boxes from Ikea (see HERE) and labeling the fronts. Basically, that was that.

$30 later, I’m one happy gal and my guest room is ready for anyone at a moments notice:)

Pottery Barn: New Crib Bedding

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Yesterday I got a Pottery Barn Kids catalog in the mail, and was pleasantly surprised to see they’ve mixed things in the nursery department.

They now offer a great variety of mix and match sheets, bumpers, and crib skirts so you can create your own look, instead of just buying a ‘matchy matchy’ prepackaged set.

The new line is much more clean and modern. It reminds me a lot of West Elms style.

THIS fun new design tool on their website helps you visualize your perfect match. But beware it’s a little addicting. :)

If you’re in the market for baby, be sure to pop over for a little inspiration, and to catch a few introductory discounts.


Holler Dollar: Mini Easter Baskets

Monday, March 26th, 2012

As Easter is less than two weeks away, I thought I’d better get thinking about a little treat to pass out at our family dinner.

I’ve had my eye on these favor boxes for a while, and have just been waiting for a perfect reason to get them. They’re located in the baby section of the Dollar Tree, and come in a pack of 8 for a $1…holler!

They come in four colours: blue, green, yellow and pink. I think they make the adorable mini easter baskets don’t you?

I simply stuffed them with a sheet of tissue paper and topped it off with brown grass also from the Dollar Tree. Then filled them with our favorite Easter Chocolates, Cadbury Mini Eggs. It worked out perfectly that they come in the same coordinating colours. And finished with a ribbon.

Now the only problem is not eating them before Easter gets here:)