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June 2016

Beauty Tip Tuesday

Why Scentbird is my new favorite monthly subscription

June 14, 2016

Last month I received my very first Scentbird perfume. I heard about the website through a YouTube video and thought I would give it a shot. I’ve always been on the fence about perfumes because of my allergies. It was hard to find ones that I enjoyed, that wouldn’t cause me to look like I’d been crying all day, and that were in my price range. I’ve been wanting to try lots of new ones and start building a decent little collection so finding Scentbird has been perfect.

If you’ve never heard of Scentbird before its a subscription based site that sends you a small 30 day supply of perfume every month. Your first month you’ll also get a case to put the vials in. This way you can try before you commit to an entire bottle of something for a really low price. When I got my first one in last month I was actually really surprised at how much you get in the vial for less than $15 a month! The other really great thing about the company is that their site is designed to help you find the kind of scent that you like, or in my case the kind that I’m not going to have an allergy attack with by just opening the packaging. You can use their smart search to combine occasions, scent type, seasons and more to create a list of perfumes that fit your needs. Then add them all to your queue for a hassle free subscription.

The carrying case is pretty amazing too. Not only is it designed to make applying perfume easy but it actually allows you to take it with you without fear of a bottle breaking or spilling in your bag. It’s perfect when you’re going to be out and on the go all day and need to refresh it!

There’s also a perfume of the month feature and just in case you forget to add to your queue, they’ll send you that so you don’t miss out. It gets even better because they have a colognes available too so there’s something for everyone! Does this sound good to you? Subscribe to Scentbird today and get a free perfume!

Music Monday

8tracks

June 13, 2016

Starting this month I’m going to be trying to do new mixes at least once a month, with the hope of doing them once a week. Some of them might be inspired by shows or movies that I’ve been watching while others might be based on muses for some of my writing projects. Either way, be on the lookout for new ones to be posted on here Mondays, or follow me on 8tracks to hear them first!

Cooking, Lifestyle

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

June 8, 2016

Recently I did a quick meal out of things I happened to already have in the fridge. I was craving spaghetti but I wanted something a little on the lighter side as well as something that would be healthier for me. This meal was really easy, however I didn’t measure anything out so I can’t give you specifics on how much to use of what ingredients.

First I started with a spaghetti squash since I knew it would take the longest to cook. I always like to roast mine, although I know many people cook theirs in the microwave. I tossed it in the oven with some olive oil, salt and pepper. If you aren’t sure how to cook a spaghetti squash, a quick Google search can show you a few different ways.

While that was in the oven, I started on the shrimp. I warmed some Holy Smoke olive oil (if you haven’t tried this stuff out you really need to) up in a pan with some minced garlic and just sauteed the shrimp until they were done. I set them aside and then added more olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper to the pan and began warming it up while I waited on the squash to be done. After pulling the squash out of the oven I added grated Parmesan cheese to the olive oil along with about of 1/4 of a cup of water (if I was making regular pasta I would have reserved pasta water for this) and let that all simmer together on the stove. I tossed the shrimp back into the pan and began adding the spaghetti squash little by little.

That’s it! The meal took less than an hour to cook and only really included two ingredients I don’t normally keep stocked in the kitchen. If you try it out, let me know!