Friday, September 11, 2015

Your Bijoux Box September 2015

Hi dear readers! I got another box just yesterday. I have to admit, I didn't check the mail for a few days so it could have been waiting for me. Well, I have it now and took pictures of the goodies inside!

If you know me, you know I had to read the spoiler card first. I liked the name, Crimson Mimosa. This is a whole coordinating set of fair trade goods.

Next I opened up the bracelet. It was revealed in the monthly sneak peek. It's pretty and thankfully adjustable to fit almost any wrist. The golden finish is actually 18K gold overlay with lovely red crystals.

These are the drop earrings. The embossing is interesting, like fish scales.

Finally the necklace, it's very simple.  Although, to be honest, it has a loop at the top that makes it lay sideways when you wear it.  Cute design, but not something that holds up for use. I have some jewelry pliers that will come in handy when I flatten the loop to work for me.

 The whole set was really nice. I liked getting a bunch of matching pieces for a change.

Your Bijoux Box

Thanks for stopping by and see you again very soon!

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Best in the West Rib Cookoff 2015

Hello dear readers! The past week Sparks was host to the annual Nugget Rib Cook-off. Of course we went and it was as busy as ever.

This year we just went on Sunday. We caught a matinee at Century 14, Minions, since the big kids hadn't seen it yet. It was cute! We have been in the middle of minion madness, and the movie was the biggest deal to the kids. This was also the baby's first visit to a movie theater!

After the movie, we walked through Victorian Square. We ate our fill of ribs from some favorites like Texas Outlaw and Chicago, plus a few of the vendors we don't always get like BourbonQ and Texas Thunder.

Nugget Rib Cook off

We also chowed on deep fried pickles, deep fried peaches with whipped cream, a funnel cake, and shaved ice.  My husband also convinced me to help him drink a blended margarita. So what if I ended up drinking most of it?

By the way, we seriously considered buying the whole roast pig this year.  Some friends have been hard at work helping another friend with a yard improvement project and a whole pig would have fed that army well. Maybe next time.

Anyhow, we also wandered through the stalls of goods. We bought a white sweet potato pie from Patrick's Famous Pie's to take home. Let me say, I've been hungry for pie and too busy to bake my own so I really enjoyed this pie.

Now, for the part I know you've been waiting for, the results! Congratulations to the winners!

2015 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Results 
1st Bone Daddy's BBQ
2nd Famous Dave's BBQ
3rd Uncle Bub's
4th Back Forty Texas BBQ
5th Texas Outlaw BBQ
Best Sauce Aussom Aussie
People's Choice Bone Daddy's BBQ

Don't forget, The Nugget Rib Cook-off has a Facebook page and you can also follow on Twitter! Bye for now!