Friday, January 10, 2014

Front Porch Candle Co.

I was fortunate enough to win a gift card to this company. It was extra exciting because this is a new to me company. I have heard wonderful things about their wax but I had never had never had any. A HUGE plus is that shipping is free (us only). This is what I chose with my giftcard...

Moonlight Kiss & Snugglin' Under The Stars - This to me is a straight up sexy time smell (my sister in law agrees) It reminds me a lot of Moonlit Path from bath and body works. It's floral , earthy, musky and ever so slightly sweet. I am oh so glad that I got the chunky tart (the big one) in this scent because it is amazing!!!

Pink Mallow Clothesline- This is straight up sweet and clean. On first sniff it is sweet but then you get the clean linen type smell in the background. It sounds like an odd combo but it awesome!

French Vanilla & Oak- I love anything that is Vanilla so I was most excited about this particular scent. It is a feminine yet masculine scent. You get the earthy oak with hints of sweet creamy vanilla. It almost reminds me of a sweet sandalwood.

Princess Gown- This is a straight up strong perfume scent. It is kinda hard to describe its floral with ever so slight earthyness and perhaps some vanilla. If this one is as strong on warm throw as on cold I will be one happy lady because it smells sooo good!

Kudzu-First sniff this smells like grape but then the more you smell it you get hints of greenery and flowers. This is interesting but in a good way. I am excited to see how this one smells when melting!!!

Original Gain and Marshmallow- This smells straight up like a sweet sugar laundry soap...Exactly what you would expect it to smell like. I think that the laundry soap companies need a soap in this scent because I would FOR SURE buy it. Again and interesting scent combo but it WORKS!!!

I am so glad I was able to finally try this vendor these scents were all wonderful! I will (when I am not so poor whenever that is lol) for sure order from this company again. You can find their Facebook page here and there website Here. As always if you decide to fan their page let them know Binky sent you :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jessicas-Scented-Temptations (2)

I know I just did a review on her stuff last month but she had an AMAZING offer than I just could not pass up. She had a few "surprise grab bags" up for sale for $12 shipped (sorry these are already gone) mine came with a whopping 24oz of wax!!! It came in this pink bag ...
and was stuffed with all these wonderful goodies...

It had the following;

Pistachio Pudding Cake- I had this for my last review from her and I still love it and I melted it as soon as it came (dont judge me ) lol. It smells just like the pistachio cupcakes that I love from one of our local grocery stores.

Mint Chocolate Chip Icecream- I current have this melting  and the throw isn't that strong (which sometimes mint it bad for doing) it smells to me like those Andies Candies ...Minty chocolate yummyness.

Cranberry Sauce- This to me doesn't smell like cranberry sauce (canned nor homemade) but it still smells pretty good. You can catch a light tart (which I assume is the cranberry) and sweetness without being super sweet. 

Blue Hawaiian- I have had this from many vendors and this one is just as great as the rest. It is a sweet tropical type scent. Pineapple. cherry and coconut among other scents I can't quite put my finger on. If you like sweet fruity tropical scents this is a MUST try!

Sex On The Beach-I had this from one other vendor and from them I didn't care for it but this one is awesome. It definitely a citrus scent with perhaps hints of peach ( I don't look at scent descriptions so that my opinions are 100% unbiased) it's sweet and delicious!

Fluffy Pink Candy & Funnel Cake- First sniff it's pow the funnel cake (bakery scent) but after smelling it more you catch hints of the fluffy pink candy ( I've had her FPC before and I LOVE it highly recommend it if you love sweet candy type scents) I actually can't wait to melt this one. This is a scent I would have never picked for myself because I tend to shy away from anything that is "bakery" but this one is nice!

Now the next ones I got (they came packaged together) were adorable so I had to show y'all ...
 I love the sparkly snowflake I almost don't want to melt it lol
The snowflake is in the scent Peppermint Bark which smells like sweet creamy peppermint!
The little Christmas trees are scented in a well Christmas Tree (lol) and they smell like piney and wood. These to being in the same package was a pretty good scent combo!

Sweet Tart- I also had this scent last time and again it smells just like sweet tarts candy.

Mullberry- This is a new scent to me so I am not exactly sure what it's "supposed" to smell like but it smells is light scent but its fruity and a little bit sweet.

Candied Ginger- Another new to me scent and its awesome!!! It is very citrus and a little sweet...It almost smells like Lemonheads with a punch of spice.

Fresh Coffee- This is the only one of the batch that I don't much care for. To me it smells like truck stop coffee...Which for those of you whom haven't had it ( i ran the road for 5 years) it burnt and not all that pleasant. I had a coffee scent from a different vendor that I also didn't like so maybe I just don't like coffee scents *shrug*

Macintosh Apple- Smells exactly like fresh red apples...sweet and juicy LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. It really made me want to eat an apple lol :)

Pineapple Supreme- Sweet , fruity with a little tang...Doesn't smell much like pineapple ( i had a combo of this and another scent last time) but it still smells good. It just really isn't what you expect it to smell like NOT that that is a bad thing.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake- Oh no not another bakery scent lol  This one smells like a cupcake and tootsie roll had a baby which = Yummy. Another bakery scent that I don't dislike *le-gasp* but this one actually found a home with my "little" brother who fell in love with it. Awesome sister award to this lady :)

Welcome Home-I have no idea what this scent is supposed to smell like but it is pure yummyness...I smell a sweet vanilla and maybe a little carmal with some type of( I want to say) fruit and a very light hint of some type of baked good and maybe some cinnamon. Whatever this combination is it is a WIN.

and the last scent was Caramel Popcorn- Honestly I was scared to open this one because in my head I thought it was going to smell like stale sweet popcorn but boy was I wrong. You know those triple flavor popcorn tins you get at Christmas time (butter/cheddar/caramel) it smells just like when you open up one of those. 

Overall I am very pleased wit this grab bag!!! You can find her facebook page Here and her Etsy shop Here and as always if you happen to fan her page of place and order from her shop let her know that Binky sent you <3

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken

I am one of those cooks who hardly measure so these measurements are all approximate. If at the end it does't taste right tweak it (thats how I cook and by smell) if it is to sweet add more soy if its to salty add more honey ... Just play with until it is to YOUR liking :)

2.5 lbs chicken breast cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper sliced in strips
1 green belly pepper sliced into strips
2 cans pineapple chunks in natural juice
1/2-3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 onion finelly chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ginger ( i use powder)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp pepper flakes
4 tablespoons cornstarch

Pour juice from canned pineapple chunks into a small mixing bowl add in soy sauce, pepper flakes,garlic, ginger and honey, whisk to combine. Add cornstarch and stir until combined.
Place chicken, onions and pineapple chunks in crockpot pour "sauce" on top and cook on low 4-5 hours. Add bell peppers the last 20-25 minutes of cook time.
Serve over rice.