Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Big, bold and tasty flavors of Chili’s® at Home

*Many thanks to Bellisio Foods for sponsoring today's discussion and keeping my meals tasty and bold!*

Recently I felt I was drifting on to the boring side of life. I am often one that strays away from wearing bold colors in clothing and even as lipstick. Well recently I was inspired to spice up my life by introducing boldness into all facets of my life. Yes, this was outside of my comfort zone, but pushing myself to try new things was well worth it. I tend to be always on the go and feel that due to my busy schedule I often compromised on things that I necessarily should not have compromised on.  I'm a huge fan of Chili's Restaurant, so when I heard of Big, bold and tasty flavors of Chili’s® at Home I was sold. 

I was so excited to try the new Chili’s® at Home meals due to the claims about it being time saving and having bold flavors. I picked up a few to try at work and even though I may have hoped I would have these all to myself, that did not go as planned. You see I picked up a few of these to try at work not thinking co-workers would literally hunt me down to get a taste and to see exactly what had their mouths watering. Not only are the flavors there but for example the rice tastes fresh, not sticky or rubbery. 

Consistently this week I have been surprised by the bold flavor and taste. I can't explain how much of a time saver this is and how truly amazing this line of products is to me. Every time I took a bite of these my mouth literally exploded with flavor. I personally love taking these to work with me being that it makes my life easy. It only takes about 5 minutes or less to have a entire meal prepared, without compromising any flavor or taste. What would you use the single-serve and multi-serve packs for?

"Bellisio Foods is collaborating with Chili’s® Grill & Bar to bring a line of frozen single-serve entrees and multi-serve meals made for adventurous taste buds on a flavor mission. The new line of Chili’s® frozen foods is inspired by some of the restaurant’s most popular and innovative dishes. Chili’s® new line of frozen foods delivers the bold, southwestern flavors and same great taste for which Chili’s® is known, with entrĂ©es like Pepper Jack Mac ‘N’ Cheese and Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl. Chili’s® new line of frozen foods is available at major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Food Lion, H-E-B, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Schnucks and many more." 

Bellisio Foods, a leading frozen foods manufacturer, partnered with Chili’s® Grill & Bar earlier this year to introduce a new line of licensed Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals — boldly flavored and deliciously prepared to enjoy at home. I found all of the ones I tried at my local Wal-Mart and I have to say I was very surprised by the wide variety they already had in stock. 

I highly recommend that you check these out asap! I think these are all bold and tasty flavors that the entire family will love! Chili’s® frozen foods is truly igniting innovation in the frozen food aisle. I truly feel like I am really at Chili's when I taste one of these frozen meals! As I am continuously impressed with all of these, I can't wait to try more! Thanks to Chili's At Home Meals I have successfully added boldness into my life!

What Chili’s At Home meal would you have for a big night in?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Let's Be Friends #79 is Live! + Giveaway

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 79th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'


Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Hi everyone! This is Chelsee today. Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner! 

... onto the winner! 

Ugh. Picking a winner gets harder each week. I find myself drawn to the most memorizing photos that you are all linking up. Being that this is the season that many get married, including one of my bloggy besties Justine that I host the Pretty Little Beauty Swap for the past year. I find guides and ideas on how to better prepare of the day to be very intriguing. Not only do I find these guides to be great for those getting married, but also I find it helpful for those attending weddings. This is especially so when you have my luck and find that something always happens. 

When I saw Ange's post on her idea of the perfect Wedding Day Emergency Kit I knew it was one that I had to share with all of you. I found that her list compiled some of the best products to have handy on a wedding day. She even had a few that had not even crossed my mind that I now see as a necessity. I everyone will benefit from this emergency kit. I can truly see many situations that could arise that you would benefit from having this kit on hand. If you have any upcoming events I highly suggest you use Ange's list to compile your own emergency kit. Ange also is an amazing blogger that has tons of product reviews up each week. If you are into beauty then I highly suggest that you head over and check out her blog.  

Now, all of you, have an amazing week and keep doing what you do so well. You all make such an impact on us. Thank you for joining our blog hop! 

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, August 18, 2014

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 {Review}

How was your weekend? I thought today I would start the week off sharing one of my current most loved palettes. The IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Vol. 1 Matte Luxe Transforming eye shadow palette has unique properties in it that sets it apart from other palettes. In particular the properties this palette contains are Hydrating Age Reverse properties and Prevent Complex Infused with Peptides, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Silk, Anti-Oxidants and Drops of Light Technology.
After seeing a few of my favorite YouTubers talk about how amazing this palette was I had to give it a try. I decided when I was shopping on IT Cosmetics' website to pick this up. I truly felt that if I did not like it then I would be able to easily return it. 
 This palette is pretty neutral, like I need another one right? However, this one contained shades like the Transforming Pearl, Sunrise, and Sun Set shade that I found were really unique. I knew going in that I loved this brand and I was curious what their shadows would be like.
This palette contains some of them most unique shades I have seen. I have heard some criticism about the actual palette design being cheap looking. However, I found that the gold reflective packaging on the inside was super pretty. Now as for the pink exterior I am not much of a fan in realizing that the velvet like texture and color would get dirty easily. I mean we are dealing with shadows that pack a punch.  Check out some swatches!

As you can see the shades swatch beautifully. Even though the shades are all up and down the spectrum they all appear to be soft and pretty. I find that these blend like a dream when applying to the eye lid. I find that the ability to overlay the transforming pearl shade to alter the appearance of every shade is magical. I do want to mention that IT Cosmetics describes this palette as a Matte Luxe formula, but in my opinion this means that these shades are a mix between matte and satin, which make this palette even more unique. I find I am able to create many looks, which you may have seen on my instagram, that last all day on me! I am so happy I picked this palette up and I suggest that you all give it a try. 
In the words of  Jamie, the creator and owner of IT Cosmetics, "You are naturally pretty, you are beautiful, you are one of a kind, you are it!" Have you tried this?