This is supposed to be a review of the Michael Angelo Gourmet Food brand of frozen foods. However, none of the Walmart’s in my area carry it! Which is really a bummer, because I was excited to taste it. It was also going to be my last pasta meal before starting the Dukan diet! The press people thought it was available in all Walmarts, but sadly that isn’t true. I visited 2 Walmarts, one being a super store where the clerk’s said they specialize in a greater variety of frozen foods. Alas!
But I am still going to tell you about this brand, which I think looks very appealing. Why? Family owned, natural ingredients, and a very obvious commitment to being high quality. The meals are shipped to stores within 36 hours through their “made to order” process, this means these never sit in warehouses. They’re the freshest thing in the frozen aisle – and without the hassle of having to cook it all yourself!
And their ingredients are very specific. Like Vine-ripened tomatoes from Cardella Ranch, garlic from Christopher Ranch, spinach from the Metz Fresh Farm… they know exactly where they’re getting their stuff! In fact, Michael Angelo Renna and Sara Theresa Angello (his Mom and inspiration) visit the tomato fields themself!
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You don’t need to have every exact item that Hanna Marin has, to know how to dress like this Pretty Little Liars character. Hanna Marin is played by Ashley Benson on the ABC Family show. Her style is girly, bright, tribal, and sexy. Incorporate bright dresses with flirty hemlines, posh bags with nice buckles, and high heels at all costs!
We’d love to know what items you own you think are completely a Hanna piece! Is it a sparkly sequined backpack? Mint green sheer knee high’s? How do you dress like Hanna Marin?
How to Dress like Hanna Marin from Pretty Little Liars:
Robert Rodriguez Color Blocked Layered Tee/Dress – This blue dress is fun and stylish with the black ribbon belt. Hanna might pair this with a straw tote for a summer day.
Have you seen ALL of these stunning styles of Charlotte Olympia Shoes? I might be in shoe heaven…
Charlotte Olympia Love Me suede court shoe – Valentine’s Day Shoes
Halloween Shoes – Cat Shoes
Golden Heels 2012
Leopard Heels – Meow!
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For those interested, there are plus size designer dresses available online! Here are a few that caught our eye:
A lacy applique dresses up this designer white wedding dress.
Detail on the sleeves takes this plum dress up a notch.
A strong pair of sandals, thick belt, and large statement necklace all help make this plum colored plus size designer dress stand out.
Intriguing, isn’t it? A layered look with sparkle is just what the night needs.... Read More
As a true connoisseur of chocolate cover strawberries, I was delighted to review some by Shari’s Berries.
I was sent the Deluxe Hand-Dipped Pink Ribbon Berries – Full Dozen. Included was a variety of milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate covered berries, along with swirls and sugar decorations.
Since it’s summer, I was also able to evaluate their shipping method to keep the berries cold. And yes, you can feel safe in ordering and shipping Shari’s Berries during the warmer months. There is a cold pack and tons of insulation provided. I kind of wonder if the insulation even cost more than the berries themselves.
They were delicious and very obviously of a high quality. The chocolate coating was thick and yummy. I love the contrast of the rich chocolate against the cold, sweet strawberry. I favored the milk chocolate strawberries. My only issue was with the overly sugary little pink ribbons on two of the white chocolate covered strawberries. Though visually they were nice, they tasted too sweet and I tried to pick them off the strawberry.
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Thinking about buying prescription sunglasses online? I highly recommend it. I was able to review a pair from Just Eyewear.
Update: Feb 2013 – I needed to come back and update this review. Thing is, I never wear these because even though I asked for the anti-glare feature, there is still way too much glare. I would never buy from this company.
As long as you have a recently updated eye exam handy, the process is fairly easy. You can save a lot of money by buying glasses online.
With prescription sunglasses, you can even go a little bigger than you might normally go. But if you are worried about the size, you can also visit a brick and mortar store to try on styles and then write down the sizes (listed on the inside of the arm) that you liked and fit your face. And the best part is, once you’ve done this process once, it’s always going to be easy to do. If I decide to buy another pa ... Read More
It’s hard to find shirts and hats that guys like, that you (the stylish female, or maybe you’re a stylish male…) also approve of. But I’ve found it in Old Guys Rule! That’s right, it’s time to talk about dudes again. But don’t be sad, it’s going to be painless. And you can bookmark this page or the website so that next time it’s Dad’s birthday, you’ll already be prepared with an idea of what to get him. (An idea vouched for by another Dad!)
I adore my Dad, so I love to get him gifts. (Plus, it’s mandatory for Christmas and birthdays! I always need ideas. Especially since he jokingly says he really has an entire birthday month, oh brother.) But I always have to remember that he has a big sense of humor. And if that’s true for your Dad, boyfriend, uncle, etc – then he will certainly enjoy the T-shirts and caps from Old Guys Rule.
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Entering the Deux Chevaux website is like really entering a whole new world. There, you connect with nature and animals (specifically – horses) in a creative and upscale way. They offer all sorts of items in their shop, but I received a couple of their scented soy candles. These are both great gift ideas for people who love horses. I’m going to focus on the candles, but I truly believe in this company so much that I’ll share as much as possible about them as a whole, too!
To get you into the right mood, here are two quotes that are on their website that I think are utterly perfect:
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” — Sir Winston Churchill
“Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.” — Anonymous
There are six candle scents: Apple, Graze, Hay Field, Mash, Starlight, Tack
Even though a couple might sound peculiar to you if you aren’t heavily invested in the equestrian lifestyle, a quick read of the descriptions make them all sound appealing. I had a hard time deciding which two to smell up close, and ended up with Apple and Graze. The names are as peaceful as the scents. And the packaging is unique and special! (Always important if you’re gifting these to ... Read More
Forget about matching a perfume and a cologne together, Dossage Fragrances has done the work for you!
I received four Dossage fragrances to review. The boxes and bottles are very French chic, with black and white swirls. There are no names for the fragrances, rather, there are numbers. And the idea is that each female perfume has a male cologne counterpart. So you can your boyfriend or husband can compliment each others scents by both wearing the same number.
I found that the one male/female number combination I sampled did compliment each other well. Of the four scents that I reviewed, only one would I not recommend. Let’s begin!
I had several people, aside from myself, also smell the scents.
No 8 Black Label for Him – Green leaves, sandalwood. “Inspired by: Santa Barbara, Marbella, and Australia. Dossage No. 8 for Him users are confident when they are on, challenged to live life to the fullest every minute. Scent notes include Citrus Accord, Crushed Green Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Sandlewood Mysore. The No. 8 man knows who he is & what he wa ... Read More
There’s nothing ho-hum about the eco-friendly iPad case by XOB Upcycled from Uncommon Goods. Colorful, bright, and fun – you’ll love it!
Icebox Knitting (XOB = pronounced ZOB) also creates cozy hats, pillows, scarves, and accessories that are all upcycled.
I believe because this is a company from the mountains of Colorado they have two priorities distinct to them: making cozy and warm items, and creating colorful and bright items. That is, of course, in addition to their commitment to only creating upcycled (recycled) items. I think it’s great that they look into how they can create items by bits that would otherwise be discarded.
To get a look at their work up close, I was gifted an Ripstop Eco Friendly iPad case from Uncommon Goods. The fabrics used all look very new to me – with nylon on the outside and a soft fleece inside of the pouch. I do believe this will keep my iPad screen from getting scratched, although I’m aware that softer tablet cases are not as secure as hard ones (but that only matters depending on how much serious travel you plan on doing.)
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