Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Your Bijoux Box October 2016

Hello dear readers! The weather here is starting to cool down.  That means leaves are turning lovely shades of orange and red.  Everywhere you look there is pumpkin spice something or caramel apple flavored goods.  So I have to admit that as soon as I saw this month's gems, I thought of caramel!

Your Bijoux Box had a great theme of Spicy Fall, so the colors were all toasty and golden.  Another plus is that everything works together so I can take all the goodies from the box and have a complete ensemble, no thought required.

There was one sneak peek released right away. They showed off the Tortoise Layered Bracelet. Very nice for Fall and it reminds me of bracelets I've seen from pricier sources.

The second sneak peek revealed the long and fringey Ombre Tortoise Pendant. This looks great with my oatmeal cardigan and a sage green tee.

Third, the Ella Amber Earrings are very warm and cozy.  They're a good length and bit chunky.

Fourth, there was a makeup item.  The Spice Me Up eye color palette by City Color was included as well. Yes, four items! What a great deal! I am definitely a fan of makeup.

So, another box of great products. They just keep getting better. Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. For the sake of transparency, I paid for this subscription myself. It was in no way "free" or provided to me for some exchange of services. I just really liked the products and wanted to share my opinion. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Nugget Rib Cook Off 2016

Hello, dear readers. What did you do for Labor Day weekend this year? We consumed mass quantities of ribs, like we always do!

We split up the rib-snarfing over two evenings.

I was keen to go Friday night because of the live band. It was Vertical Horizon! The kids hung with a grandparents so hubby and I could cavort in public with other grown ups.

We enjoyed a few cold ones with the music, some food like these piles of fried potatoes, and meandered through the market.

We ate a few rib samplers, fried pickles, and funnel cake, but we didn't actually get any alligator. You know that stuff isn't native around here.

The next day, we came back with kids and one grandma. We did the Rib Village. Baby N was not patient. She was starved and devoured applesauce and ice cream after sampling some ribs too.

We did some shopping in the market stalls. It was perfect weather.

We walked our behinds off. Thank goodness for the bus ride back to the parking lot in the evening!

Now for the important part.  The winners! Did we agree? Mostly yes (because somehow we missed Montana BBQ). The Rasta Joe ribs were very tender, so good call, Judges.

And the winners of the 2016 year's cook off are...

  1. 1st – Rasta Joe’s BBQ
  2. 2nd – Bone Daddy’s BBQ
  3. 3rd – Texas Thunder BBQ
  4. 4th – Montana BBQ
  5. 5th – Texas Outlaw BBQ
  6. Best Sauce – Checkered Pig BBQ
  7. People’s Choice – Montana BBQ

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Your Bijoux Box September 2016

Hello, dear readers! It's again time to reveal the latest box of affordable jewels! 

To be honest, I really missed getting the box in August. The bank sent me a new card, so I ran into a few problems with payment continuity between old card and new card. I got that resolved and I'm back to monthly delivery of these blue boxes!

Did you notice that there are four things? Four, instead of three? Yes!!! There was a bonus fourth item this month. Also, the pieces are matchy-matchy. I love when things coordinate so I don't have to think too hard about what to wear together.

First, the card reveal with the names.

Now for the actual goods.

The Laurel Jacket Earrings are very cute. I really like the falling leaf style of the jackets. They are also removable so the crystal stud can be worn alone.

The golden Zoe Cocktail Ring is wonderful. The crackly glass center is surrounded by small faceted crystals so it has a nice amount of sparkle.

Next, the Zoe Byzantine Pendant long necklace. The color is a really nice pinkish wine shade with soft pink faceted crystals for accent.

Finally, the Deepa Gurnani Pony Holder was included as a bonus piece. This is honestly my favorite thing out of the box ! But that doesn't mean any of the other things are no good. After I wore the Deepa Gurnani pearl headband from the June box, I knew that this was a quality piece that I was going to love immediately. 

So, another box of great products. I think the longer I stay subscribed to Your Bijoux Box, the better they get. 

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. For the sake of transparency, I paid for this subscription myself. It was in no way "free" or provided to me for some exchange of services. I just really liked the products and wanted to share my opinion.