This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® Nut-Thins and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Boy, have we been busy here! I don’t know where to start! Baby number 4 comes with not only breastfeeding problems, and keeping us awake at all days and hours, but also a basket of health concerns, so we are literally going back and forth the house and doctor appointments these past few weeks, this has not been an easy summer so far. With all of that going on, I am still entertaining, and happy to rely on delicious snacks and gluten free crackers I have found that I perfect for company, and keeping my children eating while we are away from the house.
One of the best things at any party for me is an opportunity to dunk my veggies into a delicious dip, spread an outstanding pate of sorts on crackers, and munch endlessly on appetizers, delicious cold cuts and marinated delights, either homemade or professionally pickled. Who needs the main course? The same is true when entertaining my kids, and keeping them happy through snack time without having to resort to the deep fried food. Not an easy task for picky eaters, but nevertheless doable if you have the right snacks ready.
With the level of busyness that we have been having since the baby was born I am glad I have stocked up on my snacks before the birth. I have picked up delicious Blue Diamond® Nut-Thins boxes, and now I am able to feed everyone through their snack time – no problem!
So many advantages of this snack option vs regular crackers we are used to getting. Nut-Thins are just perfectly crunchy, and do not crumble as you eat them with a delicious spread or stack them up. A sneaky way to eat your almonds with these crackers without the guilt. On top of all of the benefits of almonds, these crackers are also wheat and gluten free!
I have finally been able to make one of my most favorite spreads I love, I don’t make it very often, but it is always a crowd-pleaser and even my picky-eaters kids like it. Here is the recipe for you to try:
Feta cheese spread
Mince 2 cloves of garlic, 200 gr of walnuts. You can use a food processor adding the first two ingredients to 200 gr of butter, 400 gr of feta cheese and a few tablespoons of parsley. Enjoy!
Some recipes, when you make them, you just know you are making a crowd-pleaser. This cheese spread is so delicious I know if I ever own a restaurant, the spread is going on my menu, and I will probably end up serving it to my patrons as a starter course. It is just this good, I promise, and hope you get to try making it!
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, have you picked a gift for your mother? Do you think your loved ones know what you might want to have this holiday, if you are expecting a gift for Mother’s Day? It is never a bad idea to hint about what you would like.
I always love having a watch to wear, but I know my watches tend to break a lot, so I end up just using my phone now most of the time. I think having a watch is more convenient actually, and if you are in the market for a new watch, I hope you can participate in a giveaway held by My Gift Shop, and hopefully win a watch, either for yourself, or as a gift.
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A Bit About My Gift Stop
The journey started in 2002 when the brand launched its first e-commerce site selling fine watches from some of the world’s most popular brands. After years of success and a desire to bring a new experience to online shoppers, My Gift Stop was born. It is a socially responsible gifting experience, where you gift, and they donate.
Their direct relationship with manufacturers and being an official retailer of some of the world’s most popular brands, allow them to sell luxury goods like watches, bags, jewelry, shoes, fragrances, sunglasses and other goods for men and women at heavily discounted prices.
This post is sponsored by Kelley Blue Book; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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This week I have been testing a new smartphone accessory – Pinn, the world’s first wearable bluetooth clip combining a wireless earbud, speaker and display. Let me tell you all about it, what I have learned through my testing.
I was first a little bit intimidated to see this accessory – it looks a lot more sophisticated than any accessory I have seen for smartphones lately. This is definitely new technology that I think a lot of people are going to be using very soon – it is still so new, they just put them into production a few weeks ago after a very successful Kickstarter campaign – I am so excited for this product, to be able to try it out, and have a first-hand experience!
To be honest, once you start using it, there is nothing intimidating in it at all for the user, everything seems pretty straight-forward, user-friendly, and simple to grasp.
Here is my video showing what it was like to unbox this.
I was so happy to see how cute this device is. I can just imagine myself, and millions of others wearing this, and looking like perfect spies, or like casino workers or security guards, having these neat little things that can help us from having to hold our phone at every moment of the day. The other day I saw a young woman with a small newborn, going down the stairs at a farm, also holding her phone together with the baby, and I just cringed in my mind – I know if I were in this type of a situation, the phone would definitely end up slipping out of my hands and I would drop it down the stairs just like that. I always end up walking around and holding onto my phone. It is like a bad habit now, not only for me, for all of us. We are just holding on to these phones, waiting for messages, emails, phone calls, every second of our day now. Smartphones are indispensable parts of our modern existence, but wouldn’t it be cool to not have to hold on to them all the time.
I love bluetooth technology for phone calls, I love listening to music through headphones, but both of those are always super bulky, and simply annoying to have to constantly carry around, and stuff into pockets or bags. No need now with Pinn, as we can listen to music through Pinn wireless device, as well as take calls, and even check messages.
Another scene I often see in downtown here are selfie sticks. People get used to them, I guess, carrying them around, but now Pinn can help providing that one button to click when taking a phone selfie – just stretch your arm, but you don’t need to press the phone button, you can click on Pinn button. I have used selfies sticks in the past, but I can’t see myself carrying those around continuously, so I tend to almost never take selfies. Well, now with Pinn, everything is different for me, I can take more selfies with this device, it’s so simple, and light to take on any trip.
One concern that I have with Pinn bluetooth clip is that it is so tiny. The device itself is small, but the earbud that it comes with is even smaller. I know I can try my best to hold on to it, but I never know what other people might do in my family, for example. I will never blame myself for losing stuff. 🙂 I rarely leave things behind in restaurants but this one is so small, this may become quite a possibility. However, if this device is lost at home, it has a finding alarm function that can help locate it at home. We always use this function for phones, it works very well, so at least for home situations I know I am all set.
If you are known to hold on to your phone in your hands at all times to be able to quickly respond to calls or messages, you should consider getting this cute and professional looking device to use – it will give you a spare hand now that you can safely place your phone in your bag or pocket, and won’t need to hold on to it, this is so useful if you are walking in the city, travelling, or have to carry around bags with you.
After I have unboxed the device, pairing it with the phone was simple. The first thing that was necessary to do was downloading the correct app for this device, and I found it when I searched for MyPinn in the App store. The instructions in the booklet supplied called for looking for Pinn app but that was an error. Once I downloaded the app, I paired it through bluetooth settings with my phone, and started playing around with functions and using it. It is a great new way for me to use my phone, I am going to need some practice with it, but I am very excited!
Our world is getting more and more technologically advanced and equipped, it’s simply incredible what people are able to create these days. If you are looking for a gift for a busy professional for holidays, this will probably be one of the best gifts of the year – and your friend or relative will definitely thank you for giving them essentially an extra hand! What a relief! Find this Pinn device on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073V6L3FM
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