Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No-Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Flour Peanut Butter Cookies were a favorite in my house growing up! They are cheap and really, really easy. I let my 3 year old help me and she can almost make them by herself. Yes, they are that easy and so incredibly yummy!



Ingredients:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg slight beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Throw all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well blended.
Roll dough into balls and place onto an ungreased baking sheet (check out my baking mat review).
Flatten the dough with a fork in a criss cross pattern (or just flatted with the bottom of a glass)
Sprinkle them with sugar (or seasalt)
Bake them 8-10 minutes.
Let them stand on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Be careful not to overbake these cookies! They are meant to be soft.


I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

BakeitFun Baking Mat Review


If you've been here for awhile, you know how much I love to bake. I've always wanted to try a Silicone Baking Mat and now I can say that I have one! I got the chance to try the Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements - 420mm x 280mm (16-1/2" x 11") from BakeitFun!


When I first received the baking mat, I was surprised at how small it was all rolled up! I had previously been worried about storing it but I quickly realized that I will not have that problem. I was also pleasantly surprised at how durable the baking mat feels! Its BPA free and made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone.

Since receiving my BakeitFun Baking Mat, I have used it to bake chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, french fries, biscuits, and pizza rolls.  It cooks everything evenly, nothing sticks to it, and everything comes out perfectly cooked. I really don't know how I ever managed to bake without it. I absolutely love having the measurements on the side and the little circles that tell you how far to space your cookies! I mean, look how gorgeous these cookies turned out!


You will not believe how easy it was to clean-- I think it's my favorite feature! The baking mat's non-stick surface eliminates the need to scrub because food or grease slides right off. All you need to do is rinse it with warm water and let it air dry, or throw it in the dishwasher. Once dry, just roll it up and store it. Never again will I be scrubbing cookie sheets!

Pros:
  • Reusable
  • Easy to clean & dishwasher safe
  • Rolls up small for easy storage
  • Measurements on side
  • Doesn't require any grease
  • Certified FDA Approved
  • Non-toxic & BPA-Free
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Oven, microwave, Toaster Oven & Freezer Safe
Cons:
  • None! I absolutely love this Baking Mat!
Sorry, night lighting sucks in my kitchen! lol
Connect with BakeItFun on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube or check out their website at www.bakeitfun.com!

Buy your very own BakeitFun Baking Mat on Amazon!

Have you ever used a Silicone Baking Mat before? Share in the comments below!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Republic Wireless - Smartphones, No Gimmicks, No Contract, $10 A Month!

Let me start off by saying that I was not paid in any way for writing this post, I just truly love telling people about Republic Wireless. It all started about 10 months ago when my husband decided he was fed up with overpaying for Verizon Wireless. Soon after that, I happened to stumble upon Republic Wireless on a blog when I was looking up computer reviews. I sent him the link to have him check it out. It seemed too good to be true to me. I mean, plans starting at $5 a month? What was the catch? I didnt want another Metro PCS experience. Well, he looked into it and absolutely fell in love. He had to have it. So, I looked into it as well and here's how it works:

You buy a smartphone from Republic Wireless (you have the choice of the Moto X or the Moto G, both are very reasonably priced) and then you choose a plan. We chose the $10 plan and we get unlimited talk and text as well as unlimited data with wi-fi. There are no gimmicks or lies.... We pay $20 a month for two smartphones and we have no problems with reception or calls dropping! It was truly the best decision we have ever made financially. They stand behind their phones so much that you have a 30 day money-back guarantee. Dont like their phones? Send it back. But since over 95% of the people who try it out keep the phones, you know that they must be doing something right!

I love how upfront Republic Wireless is with their prices. No hidden fees. Ever! I only pay $10/month (plus taxes) for unlimited talk and text and unlimited data with wi-fi. You literally cannot beat that price! You can even switch your number over to your new Republic Wireless phone. One of the newest features they offer is you can completely customize the Moto X. The possibilities are endless,  check out the wood one! I wish I had this option when I bought mine!


After 9 months, we still absolutely love our phones. We have had no problems with calls dropping or finding reception. I love the unlimited everything at a quarter of the cost of other phone carriers! Now, not only do we both have Republic Wireless phones but almost all of my siblings and my mother have Republic Wireless and when my in-laws' phone contracts are up next month, they are switching as well! Did I mention that you refer a friend you both get $20?! So, if you order through any of my links on this page, you will received $20 off your new phone!! Seriously, check out Republic Wireless today, you will not regret it, I promise!

New Giveaway Linky!

If you have checked out my blog in the last few days, you will have noticed quite a few changes happening! My favorite by far is my new Giveaway Linky! It will be an on-going linky and I will delete giveaways as they expire.  You can easily locate it at the top of my blog. Feel free to stop by and add your giveaways or stop by and enter some! 

Reviews and giveaways are in the works and I hope to get them up on the blog within the next few weeks. With that being said, if you're a company (or have an Etsy shop) and would like a review and/or giveaway on my blog, please email me at shannonfaith3@gmail.com so we can talk! 

Once again, thanks for hanging in there with me as I update my blog completely! I shall talk to you all again very, very soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm backkkkkk!

Hello, everyone! Its been awhile since I have posted. I struggled a little bit more than I thought I would with the anniversary of my dad's death and I really just needed to take time and focus on myself and my family. With that being said, I want to thank you all for still following me and hanging in there!

I am in the middle of revamping my blog so please excuse any kinks it may have. I'm hoping to get it completely up and running perfectly within the week! Reviews and giveaways should start again with a few weeks and I have tons of recipes and DIY things that I absolutely cannot wait to share so please stay with me as I continue to get organized and expand my blog!

Once again, thank you so much for staying with me, I cannot wait to continue this blogging adventure with you all!

Love,
Shannon

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener Review

I hope you all had a great Christmas! I'm sure you're all getting ready for New Years and I have something so cool to show you that would be perfect to help you celebrate! My family has been impressed with every single Ozeri item that I have received but the Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener really blew our minds. I chose to receive the wine opener because my mom has become quite a wine snob over the last few years (she even brings her own wine to parties...) so I was really excited to see her try it out! I knew she would get good use out of it but I was still surprised by how much she loves it!


I left it at her house one day and the next time I talked to her, she kept repeating "you would think this would be pointless but it is SO COOL!" She even loved the bonus pourer and stopper that came with it. My mom has tried another electric wine opener and she said it doesn't even come close to the quality of the Ozeri one AND she said the other one didn't fit her wine bottles correctly but this one does!

I cannot believe how fast this wine opener works. It has auto activation which means it automatically activates to remove and eject corks when placed on a wine bottle. Pretty cool, huh??

In just three easy steps your bottle is open:
1. Use the enclosed foil cutter to remove the wine bottle seal.
2. Gently push down on the wine bottle to auto-activate cork removal.
3. Release pressure and the cork is automatically ejected from the opener.

It truly is just that simple! The wine opener does ALL the work for you!

The Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener Details:

  • Made of high quality stainless steel
  • Has auto activation
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Can open up to 60 wine bottles on a single charge
  • Really Light
  • Cordless design
  • Opens a bottle of wine in just seconds with push button ease
  • Includes a compact foil cutter that doubles as a stand
  • Also includes a bonus pourer and stopper
Overall, my mom absolutely loves the Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener. The Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener would make such a great gift for the wine lover in your life! I just know my mom can't wait to show hers off at the next family function!

Don't wait now! The Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener is on sale right now for $28.95 on Amazon!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snow Day Indoors! {Infant/Toddler Sensory Activity}

Today was the second day in a row we woke up to a winter wonderland outside! This is the first big snowfall of Baby Z's life and she is absolutely in awe of the snow. The only problem we have is that it hasn't stopped snowing long enough for us to go out and play in it (she doesn't like the snow blowing in her face and who could blame her?) soooo today I decided that if she couldn't go outside in the snow, I would bring the snow inside to her! I just brought out a vinyl tablecloth I got from the dollar store and some snow friendly toys and we were ready to go! Here's a couple pictures from our day





I highly recommend trying this sensory activity for your toddler or even your infant! We absolutely had a blast (while staying warm) and Baby Z learned so much about snow. We talked about what the snow felt like (cold, wet, etc), the color, how it melted in our hands, and so much more. This snowfall was just what I needed to brighten my mood. 

What winter activities do you do when its too cold or snowy to go outside??