We’ve discovered a hidden gem… A cheap hidden gem… Walmart steaks. Ya – Who knew! The Black River Angus Beef Steaks come in a box of 10 for $25.00 (so $2.50 per steak – UNREAL). They can be found in the freezer section. They’re already seasoned and it only takes about 4 minutes or so on each side to cook them on the BBQ. Pair them with the following potatoes and you have the perfect BBQ meal.
10 Yellow Potatoes
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse the potatoes and slice them into medium size cubes. Leave the skin on. Dry them very well with a paper towel (this is the key) and put them in a large mixing bowl.
Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes so they are covered with the oil. You don’t want them to be too oily. Sprinkle seasoning salt and kosher salt over the potatoes while mixing them. Be generous with both. Put the potatoes in a roasting pan and put them in the oven on the centre rack.
Cook the potatoes for 1 hour – 1 hour 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the potatoes. You want them to be golden. Stir them once at the 30 minute mark. Serve them alongside the steak with a side of some sour cream – YUM!
I feel as though I blinked and Summer is here!? Where did the time go? My skin is dry and pasty as all hell LOL. Luckily I have the perfect homemade body scrub recipe for you… Add just a few items to your grocery list (if I don’t write it down, I totally forget)
– 1/2 cup of jojoba or coconut oil (you could even use extra virgin olive oil)
– 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
– 2 cups of brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
– 1 teaspoon of vitamin E (optional)
– a few drops of essential oil for scent (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add more oil if you would like a runnier consistency.
While in the shower, apply the scrub to your body in a circular motion. Don’t be too rough. Rinse off.
If you want great skin, you have to exfoliate…
After this scrub, your skin will be ready to apply your favorite self tanner.
This scrub could also be put in a jar with a nice bow around it and given as a Birthday gift or Christmas present- just a thought!
Well, I have received my first blog request, I’m THRILLED! The request was for me to tell you what I use on my hair. I started to think about tools and products; what I’ve tried (almost everything) and what I loved and use weekly. Since there were so many that came to mind that I wanted to share with you, I decided to break it down into a two part blog. The first part being “Wet Hair- Shampooing and Conditioning.”
My fine/thin hair has seen the worst and the best, from over bleaching to having hair extensions rip all my hair out to the gorgeous pregnancy hair (which only lasts while you are pregnant and shortly after- total bummer.) So now I’m living in the real world again, the day to day up keep. I have learned a few tips about the washing process along the way:
Drugstore shampoos and conditioners are waxy and weigh your hair down;
The less shampoo you use and the less the shampoo lathers, the better;
As a blonde, purple shampoo is my saviour;
Deep condition daily.
I never buy my products from the drugstore store; I always go to the salon. I know you’re thinking… it costs a fortune… It really doesn’t. It’s worth every penny! I go to First Choice to get my products. I know they sell them at Winner’s etc., but I’ve always been under the impression that those products are expired (they just don’t seem to work as well) and they also don’t have a satisfaction guarantee. But however you obtain them, they will be better than drugstore products by far.
Since I have blonde hair (not as blonde as before) I use a purple shampoo once a week to snaz up my blonde and make it vibrant again. You can find purple shampoo at any drugstore and since you’re only using it once a week; it’s ok to get it from the grocery store. It takes the brassiness (what I like to call “orange”) out of my hair. The rest of the week I rotate between a clarifying shampoo and a recovery shampoo. I find switching it up helps to keep it volumized.
I rarely use a basic conditioner after shampooing, I much prefer to use a deep conditioner- much better results!
When my hair is damp, I spray a leave-in conditioner in, followed by a small amount of serum from the middle of my head down to the tips. Then the drying and styling begins… which will follow in Part Two (coming soon). If you have a blog request feel free to click the link “Ask Me Anything” above or send me a message by clicking “Submit”. Are there any Shampooing or Conditioning products you love and can’t live without? Please share in the comment/notes section below or on Facebook. Happy Washing!