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Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Endless Ways to Use Coconut Oil-And How to Get a FREE Jar!

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There’s a reason why everyone—and we mean everyone—is talking about coconut oil these days. From raw foodies, to vegan chefs, to Paleo eaters, the internet is ablaze with rave reviews about this trending ingredient. Even if you’re not a fan of the flavor, we know at least nine other ways to use it. The beauty benefits alone will earn it a new spot in your medicine cabinet.

Because coconut oil is ultra-moisturizing, it’s perfect for everything from DIY body scrubs to hair masks. Rub a dollop of it on your skin to see what we mean. It’ll leave you feeling baby-soft, and it’s all-natural, unlike a lot of lotions out there. If loving coconut oil is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Check out a few of the ways we’ve incorporated it into our daily routines. We guarantee you’ll be crushing on it, too.

  • In a stir fry or quick sauté
  • As a butter substitute in baking
  • To make raw chocolate bars
  • In a supercharged smoothie
  • In bulletproof coffee
  • Spread on toast
  • In oil pulling
  • As a moisturizer
  • As a leave-in conditioner
  • As lip balm
  • To soothe itchy skin or bug bites
  • As a natural treatment for lice
  • To relieve the pain of a sore throat
  • In a DIY body butter
  • As a makeup remover

Before you run out to the store to grab a jar, make sure you’re getting only the good stuff. Specifically, you want to make sure coconut oil is organic, ethically sourced, and virgin—like Nutiva’s. The online shopping is offering a FREE jar of high-quality organic virgin coconut oil. Claim your FREE gift today before they’re gone!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Hamilton Beach 5 Qt. Slow Cooker Review

hamilton beach slow cooker

For Christmas 2013 I received something I've been wanting for years, a slow cooker.  No more putting pots of food in the oven for hours to cook on a low heat.  Now I can have a pot on my counter cooking for hours and not worry about it.  I was so excited to receive it.  The first thing I made was a slow cooker rice and beans.

I've had this slow cooker for a few years now.  I still use it on a regular basis.  It doesn't matter the season, I use it a several times a month. 

slow cooker
Hamilton Beach 5 Qt. Slow Cooker

The Hamilton Beach 5 Quart Slow Cooker is very easy to use.  Super easy clean up and it's dishwasher safe.  The slow cooker also came with a 3 year warranty.

My favorite recipe to make with the slow cooker is fudge.  The recipe is from Skinny Ms and you can find it here.

slow cooker fudge
Slow Cooker Fudge

You can get the Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker at Amazon for an amazing price! This is an excellent  first slow cooker or if you're just looking for something very basic. Go to to find out more about their products.

Do you use a slow cooker? What are some of your favorite slow cooker recipes? Tell me in the comments section below. 

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this review.  I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary. This post does contain affiliate links.If you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I'll receive a commission.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Culinary Delights Giveaway! You Could Win $176 in Culinary Products!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Share Your Instagram Photos on Pinterest With Tailwind

Did you know you can pin your Instagram pictures to Pinterest?!  Are you using Buffer right now to pin to Pinterest?!  Have you heard of Tailwind?! Now you can share your Instagram pictures on Pinterest quickly and easily?!


sharing instagram photos on Pinterest


I've been trying to figure out a new way to increase traffic to my blogs and social media platforms.  I've been told by other Social Media Managers that Pinterest is the way to go.  But with Pinterest you have to pin a lot, at least 10 or more pins a day

I have been neglecting Pinterest because of my new obsession with Instagram.  I thought maybe I would try to get more followers to my Instagram account from PinterestSo, I decided to look for a system that could post a lot of pins for me.  The best times to post on Pinterest is late at night and I can't focus on anything after 10pm. Then I found Tailwind. 

During the first week of Tailwind my Pinterest followers increased by 64. 

With Tailwind you can create pins to post to Pinterest.  You can also sync it to Instagram and it can post IG pictures too.  Tailwind automatically schedules when it will post your pin for you.  You can also schedule the pins to post when you want.  I really like Tailwind.  I haven't had any issues with it.  It posts everything I have asked it to.  It's so nice not worrying about posting pins.  Tailwind has a free trial and easy to use. 

Pinterest Stats
Tailwind analytics shows my followers increased by 64 the first week.

Tailwind posting to pinterest
The Tailwind Scheduler

With the free trial you get 100 pins. 

I used Tailwind and I pinned things manually too.  I found that I did get more followers on Pinterest, but can't really say if the new followers I have on Instagram are from Pinterest.  Below is a screenshot of my last week on Tailwind with the free trial.  During the end I started pinning less and still got new followers, but not as many as before.

Pin from Instagram to Pinterest
Pinterest followers increased by only 9.

Tailwind is very easy to use and  I recommend it for anyone who wants to pin pictures quickly from Instagram or any other site.  I think if you are consistent with pinning you can increase your Pinterest followers with Tailwind. 

To start your free trial just go to the Tailwind website here

Are you using Tailwind?! How do you like it? Let me know in the comments section below.  And please follow me on Instagram and Pinterest!