Archives for December 10, 2013

Wholly Guacamole for the Holidays! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

avocado-blackbean-roastedcorn      black-bean-dip-and-guacamole

taco-bean-dip-and-guacamole     spicy


I love Wholly Guacamole! It truly is a favorite of mine!  So, I am always very excited to try any of their new products! I recently had the opportunity to taste their newest bean products…oh yum! The Wholly Guacamole Layered Black Bean Dip is my favorite! If you like to dip your chips, this really is a must-have this holiday season! It’s made with avocado, pinto beans, roasted corn and tomato! Great warmed up or even cold! But, the Taco Bean Dip over Guacamole is delicious too!  The Wholly Salsa Avocado was a big hit in our house too! Made with avocado, black beans and roasted corn..too delicious for words! Of course, I also still love my Spicy Whole is my favorite on sandwiches and tacos. I just can’t imagine the holidays without Wholly Guacamole! I love their website too! They have so many great recipes. One of my favorites for the holiday season is below!


GUACAMOLE DEVILED EGGS (*found on Wholly Guacamole website)


  • 4 whole Land O Lakes® Eggs in the shell
  • 1/2 cup Wholly Guacamole dip
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp minced green onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or optional
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce e.g. Tabasco, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Dijon-style prepared mustard
  • 1 pinch paprika


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel. Slice eggs in half, and remove yolks to a mixing bowl.
  2. In the bowl with the yolks, combine the Wholly Guacamole dip, cilantro and green onion. Season with salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Mix well, and fill empty egg halves. Chill until serving. Sprinkle with paprika just before serving.


Would you like to try these New Wholly Guacamole Bean Products and receive some yummy Guacamole too? We have teamed up with Wholly Guacamole for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a package of guac, salsa and new layered bean dips! Yum!  You must be a subscriber to enter! Next, go to the Wholly Guacamole Facebook page and “like” them! You can tell them we sent you! Also, make sure to “like” our page too! Next, visit their website and tell us your favorite recipe in the comments below! Deadline to enter is December 15th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.


Self Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are 100% my own. I received product in exchange for this review and post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Holiday Gift Suggestion: Boots and Shoes for the women in your life! Brian James™ Debuts Essential Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

3-5 Wedge Pump Noir 2    3-5 Wedge Pump Oxblood  2 in Wedge Boot Brown copy

Looking for great boots and shoes for those special women on your holiday shopping list? Brian James has you covered!


 Brian James™ debuts Fall/Winter 2013 Collection of women’s footwear offering carefully thought designs with an emphasis on comfort and quality. Angela Edgeworth, best known as founder of award-winning children’s brand, pediped®, launched Brian James™ following years of countless requests from women in search of the same quality, comfort and style they grew to love from pediped®. For fall, Brian James™ continues to combine fashion, comfort and functionality by focusing equally on creation and construction.


The hues of the season are inspired by the autumn sky mixed with earthy reflections. Stunning noir, charcoal, bark brown, cocoa, and oxblood are wrapped in silky kid suede and luxurious Napa leather. The silhouettes are precise and refined, the lines carefully constructed in order to give a timeless elegance and versatility to each outfit.

“When designing for the fall collection, I just kept asking myself, what really counts?” said Angela Edgeworth. “Construction, comfort and style. I carefully thought of our customers, we want to deliver elegance, versatility and quality all for their benefit. That’s what matters most!”


Brian James™ Fall/Winter 13 Collection features seven different styles offering an affordable, high-quality option for women who adore comfort as much as fashion. The 3.5 Boot, 3.5 Wedge Bootie, 3.0 Bootie, 2.5 Wedge Bootie, 3.5 Wedge Pump, 2.5 Wedge Pump, and Angie Ballet Flat are essential, soft and guaranteed to transcend your wardrobe season after season. The collection is available in EU sizes 36-41 (US 5.5-11). I received a pair of the 2.5 Wedge Booties and love how comfy they are and stylish! They are made out of leather and love the brown color but the best thing is that they are just so comfortable! These are a must-have this upcoming Winter!

3.5 Boot

  • Available in Smoke Kid Suede and Noir Kid Suede
  • Ankle covering boot enhanced for comfort with leather lining, luxurious suede and an ultra cushioned insole to create a perennially stylish boot.


3.5 Wedge Bootie

  • Available in Noir Kid Suede and Charcoal Kid Suede.
  • Statement making bootie crafted for day-long wear with a stacked leather wedge to elevate its contemporary construction with sacrificing comfort.


3.0 Bootie

  • Available in Noir Leather and Charcoal Leather.
  • Sleek and ultra fashionable bootie that will take your fall wardrobe to new heights with modern details like textured leather, stylish toe-cap and high ankle strap.


2.5 Wedge Bootie

  • Available in Noir Leather and Bark Brown Leather.
  • Essential ankle bootie providing extreme comfort with an extra cushioned insole and 2.5 inch wedge- the optimal height for a chic silhouette.


3.5 Wedge Pump

  • Available in Cocoa Washed, Oxblood Washed and Noir Napa Leather.
  • Must-have wedge pump with a clean and simple silhouette crafted for comfort in sleek leather with a stacked heel and extra padding on call and heel of the foot.


2.5 Wedge Pump

  • Available in Antique Brown, Charcoal Washed and Noir Napa Leather.
  • Add some height with an everyday staple luxury made in rich leather with a feminine shape and elastic topline.


Angie Ballet Flat

  • Available in Noir, Smoke and Charcoal Kid Suede; and Noir, Cognac and Rouge Leather.
  • Essential ballet flat featuring a Memory Foam™ insole, designed in lush suede or rich leather with a timeless round-toe shape and elasticized topline to create an ultra comfortable fit.


The Fall/Winter 2013 essential collection is available for purchase online at and in select retail stores.


About Brian James™

Henderson, Nevada-based Brian James™ footwear was founded in 2012 by Angela Edgeworth, best known for creating pediped®, the award winning children’s footwear brand.  The Brian James™ Collection is designed for women who adore fashion as much as they love comfort.  Brian James™ offers a range of boots, booties, wedge pumps, ballet flats and sandals available in sizes 5.5-11 (EU 36-41).  For more information visit their website.

Check them out on Facebook  and Twitter too!

2-5 Wedge Bootie Bark 2    3-0 Bootie Charcoal 2

Self Disclosure: I received the product for free but any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: Brian James.


Holiday Baking and Decorating with Sweet Dani B!

SDB Expert Icing Kit Bottle Photo     SDB Heart Applicator Decorating Tweezer

It’s that time of year for baking and decorating Christmas cookies! My favorite ones to bake are sugar cut out cookies and Gingerbread Men! I love the Sweet Dani B Expert Icing Kit and Heart Applicator decorating tweezer because they make decorating so much easier and fun! You may remember my reviewing them both in the past. These really are a Must-Have this holiday season! Great news! They are on sale right now for 20% off! You don’t want to miss this sale!

Looking for really cute Christmas cookie cutters? You can also find the cutest ornament cookie cutter! Just check it out here!  There are so many fun ways to decorate this one!

SDB Assorted Ornament Heart Plate   SDB Ornament Cookie Tray

I’m a big fan of Sweet Dani B and her cookies are also the best! Although it is too late to order for Christmas here in So California, you can still buy these really cool decorating tools and cookie cutters and make your own this holiday season!

I just love this video with Sweet Dani B and Martha Stewart!

Self Disclosure: I did receive delicious cookies for free but any opinions are my own. Photo Credit: Sweet Dani B.