Jaime Loves Stuff : March 2015


Giveaway: Hop To The Music With Disney

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Music is absolutely magical.  Music can lift your mood, can help you relax or energize.  Sometimes, a song's lyrics can truly speak where your heart can not.  Imagine your favorite movie without the soundtrack music.  Imagine a horror movie without the musical score that tells you the killer is around the corner.  Yeah, me neither.
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Review: Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Survival Kit. Perfect for the polished professional

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Review: Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Survival Kit.  Perfect for the polished professional #LoveVJC

 Do you ever look back at old photos of yourself and wonder WHY that particular was in style? Haha.  I know we ALL have cringeworthy photos of ourselves from our younger years.  It's funny looking back at how beauty and style trends change dramatically over time. I have always been a makeup lover and am willing to invest in quality products.  Now that I am getting closer to 40, I just want a nice, natural look.  I don't want to run around with red brick colored lipstick (Yes, I was a teenager in the 90s Haha.  All Doc Martens, flannel and listening to Hole day in and day out.) and garish makeup.   My taste leans more towards a nice, natural looking makeup that just accentuates my features and looks polished especially since I do work in a professional environment.

Review: Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Survival Kit.  Perfect for the polished professional #LoveVJC


I remember seeing Victoria Jackson Cosmetics on informercials when I was younger and I always wanted to try them.   Victoria Jackson is a renowned Hollywood makeup artist, a successful entrepreneur, a philanthropist and an infomercial pioneer.  Her makeup style is the "No Makeup" makeup.  She knows women.  Women are busy (whether as stay at home moms, career moms, single women.. we are busy, busy, busy) and we are on the go! The Victoria Jackson Cosmetics line has an amazing kit- the Survival Kit.

Review: Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Survival Kit.  Perfect for the polished professional #LoveVJC


Quick Chicken Stroganoff Penne Pasta

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Quick Chicken Stroganoff Penne Pasta.  Easy Weeknight Meal.  Dinner in under 30 minutes!

I am a Midwestern girl through and through.  I am a sucker for good old fashioned comfort foods- meatloaf, casseroles, and stews.  I am not going to lie- I love some potluck dishes!  It makes me feel so young and at home.  As I have gotten older and living in the Southwest, I have been finding ways to re-create some of my favorite dishes.  One of my favorite dishes is stroganoff and I loooove making a quick chicken stroganoff penne pasa! 

Quick Chicken Stroganoff Penne Pasta.  Easy Weeknight Meal.  Dinner in under 30 minutes!

Giveaway: Cuisinart Pot and Pan Set Giveaway


I am so excited to partner up on this amazing Cuisinart Pot and Pan set giveaway! I have this set that I personally use and I love it.  My Cuisinart set has been loyal and has held up quite well. 






Giveaway coming soon
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Easter Egg Pudding Cup

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This is the start of spring break for Em! She loves it because she gets to spend the entire week with her friends at the program she goes to for after school.  That means we pack a lunch and she loves when I pack a pudding cup in her lunch box! Since Easter is right around the corner... I figured making her pudding cups EXTRA special would be a nice little surprise for her!

Easy Monday Night Meal: Sloppy Joes

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Easy Monday Night Meal: Sloppy Joes
I think we all have certain meals that bring back fond memories.  For me, it's usually the simplest meal that brings back the most memories.  Sloppy joes always make me smile.  Whenever I am at the store and pass the canned goods and see Manwich on the shelf, I am taken back to my childhood.  Seriously- what is a sloppy joe without Manwich?

Giveaway: Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker


Breville Bread Maker Giveaway


Who doesn't love the smell of freshly baked bread??? I think it's one of the best smells in the whole world! Everyone should get to have fresh baked bread, even those on specialty diets. Well, now you can in the comfort of your own home!

Do you knead a bread maker??

Vegetarian Mama and Our Life As An Epi-Family have partnered with some of our favorite blogger friends (see blogger list in Rafflecopter below) to bring you this amazing Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker Giveaway. This incredible bread maker lets you program your own recipes and adds ingredients for you. It features an automatic Fruit & Nut Dispenser, collapsible kneading paddle and progress indicator so the user can see what is happening at each stage. It can even make gluten-free breads. You can read more about this bread maker here.


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 As a special thank you to all of our faithful readers, we have each pitched in to purchase this Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Maker for one lucky reader to win. It brings us such joy to know that one of you will be the winner. The Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker retails for $379!!

Giveaway Time…

Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Brad Maker for ONE lucky reader!!! Please enter the rafflecopter below! (you may need to give it a few minutes to load) a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway was made possible by these fabulous bloggers… Vegetarian Mamma, Our Life As An Epi-Family, I'm A Celiac, Table For Seven, The Baking Beauties, The Housewife In Training Files, The Cookie Rookie, Lori's Culinary Creations, Celiac And The Beast, Nest Full Of New, Gluten-Free Palate, Life After Wheat, My Gluten-Free Kitchen, Flippin' Delicious, Jaime Loves Stuff, What The Fork Food Blog, Olivia's Cuisine, Just Take Shape, No Freshman Fifteen, and Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews.


  Now for the giveaway fine print… This blog and any participating blogs did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. Entries will open on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 12:00 am EST and close on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 10:00 pm EST. Odds of winning are determined by the number of valid entries received. The winner(s) will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter and will be contacted shortly after. The winner will be notified via email. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to reply to the notification email within the required time period (48 hours), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize and a new winner will be randomly selected. This giveaway is open only to legal residents of the United States, lower 48, who are at least eighteen {18} years old at the time of entry, unless otherwise noted in the footer of each individual promotion. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter.com {not by facebook, blog post comment or email}. During the promotion period, follow the instructions in the required entry section in each promotion. You automatically will receive one {1} sweepstakes entry by completing each optional or required entry. Use of a private social media accounts {Facebook or Twitter} to promote this giveaway is at the entrant’s sole discretion and not required to enter. Note, promotion of a giveaway via social media accounts such as Facebook and/or Twitter are commonly used as a marketing tool, and also to provide entrant with an extra chance to win. Vegetarian Mamma and Our Life As An Epi-Family is responsible for prize shipment and will be shipped to you directly from Amazon. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or other social media outlet. Disclaimer is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.








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Five Travel Hacks You'll Love + HUGE Giveaway ($150 Value)

Spring is finally here, and I'm teaming up with Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus to share five travel hacks that you'll love, along with a great giveaway offer. One lucky winner will take home a Travel Pack from Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus valued at $150 (including a $50 Target gift card!)

Five Travel Hacks You'll Love

Five travel hacks you'll love (especially #2) - and a giveaway!

1. Roll; Don't Fold As you pack, roll your clothes instead of folding them. You'll be able to fit up to two times the amount of clothing by rolling them as you would by folding them.

Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X



Over the last few weeks, my computer has been acting funky.  I suspected it was the PSU and my brother thought maybe it was the motherboard.  We were both right.  He fixed it last weekend and unfortunately, due to some unforeseen hardware issues- had to install new Windows and lost allll my files.  ALL of them.  Lesson 

PSA: back up your files.  I had an external harddrive but for some reason, my pc wasn't recognizing it so I couldn't back up.  I procrastinated on everything and I have paid the price.  I have a laptop but I hate writing on it hence the lack of desire to truly blog.  I DID get some great reading done.

The other day I stopped at a local used bookstore and my eyes fell upon a cover and I read the words "The Japanese Stieg Larrsen".  The book's title: The Devotion of Suspect X.  The back cover synopsis lured me in.  I set my expectations low but the book is definitely worthy of its so-called cult status (who knew?!).

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo it's not but engrossing it is.  Be Yoda I want to.

Ideas for St. Patrick's Day Desserts


I looove St. Patrick's Day and No... not for the green beer.  Well, maybe when I was younger but... because of the unlimited dessert ideas, obviously!

Green & Cute. 
  1. Grasshopper Cheesecake Squares via The Kitchen is My Playground
  2. Mint Grasshopper Candy Bark via 7 on a Shoestring
  3. Green Velvet St. Patrick's Dipped Cupcakes via Snappy Gourmet
  4. Mint Blondie Bars via Simplee Thrifty
  5. St. Patrick's Day Cookie Cheesecake Trifle via Bargain Briana
  6. Lime Sherbert Floats via Home Cooking Memories
  7. St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops via Simply Stacie
  8. Rainbow Cake Pops via Crafting in the Rain
  9. Rainbow Bark via Simply Stacie
  10. Cake Pops O Gold via Chicken Scratch NY
  11. Andes Mint Cupcakes via Thrifty Jinxy
  12. Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake via Mooshu Jenne
  13. Crock Pot Thin Mint Cheesecake via Crock Pot Ladies
  14. Dark Mint Crackle Cookies via The Neighborhood Moms
  15. St. Patrick's Day Surprise Inside Cupcakes via This Mama Loves
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#MaxYourTax refund with the lowest priced unlimited plans

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It's tax season.  LOL Have you filed your taxes yet? I haven't ... YET.  I am still digging around for receipts so I can get as many deductions I can! I wasn't terrible organized last year BUT I vow to this year.   I have no idea if I am even going to get a refund this year or not BUT if YOU are- this is the PERFECT time to get one of the lowest priced unlimited plans from Walmart Family Mobile (with 4G LTE! Whoo!)

Big Hero 6: Wasabi Popcorn

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Did you see Big Hero 6 when it was in the theaters? Emma and I did and we absolutely adored it.  I swear there were some random ninja onions in the theater because my eyes were watering... *sniff*.  If you've been around these parts once or twice, you will know I am a big nerd.  With that being said, San Fransokyo is awesome and I wish it was real because I would totally live there. /end nerd rant.  

Now Big Hero 6 is out on DVD/Blu-Ray (Yaaaayyyy) and you can get a copy at Walmart.  The nice this is with your purchase of Big Hero 6 Blu-Ray/DVD + Gift with Purchase Set includes a digital movie on Vudu while supplies last.  You can simply scan your receipt using the Savings Catcher in the Walmart app.  Then look for a message on your phone or your email and now you can watch Big Hero 6 on any device! I love the free digital copy.  I watch most of my movies/tv series in bed late at night and since I don't have a DVD/Blu-Ray player in my room, I stream via my Roku and I love having my movies available on Vudu.  


Of course, you can't have a Big Hero 6 movie night without friends.  Oh hai, Fred and Honey Lemon! Of course,when you have some friends over, you gotta have popcorn.  Movies. Friends. Popcorn. Must have. 


Of course, since it's San Fransokyo, a hybrid of San Francisco and Tokyo... wasabi popcorn just seems to be the perfect pairing.  

The best part? It's ridiculously easy to make. 

Popcorn. (check)
2 tbsp. butter (check)
1 tbsp. Wasabi powder (check)
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp.  sea salt.

I popped a bag of microwave popcorn but you can make homemade.

 melt butter in the microwave. 

Add wasabi (I recommend starting with a small amount and building up to your taste), soy sauce, ginger, and sea salt to butter and stir.  
Pour the wasabi butter over popcorn and mix well.  I keep the popcorn in the bag so I can shake it up but you can do this part however you please.

And... turn on Big Hero 6, grab some friends and popcorn.







Enjoy.

What do you think the cities of the future will be like?
Would you like to see a San Fransokyo kind of city?







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