Imperial Sugar is hosting a big “Pin It To Win” contest right now, and there are going to be 10 lucky winners!!! All you have to do is visit their website and check out their collection of 750+ recipes (including these pretzels I contributed!), pin 3 of your favorite recipes, and then you will be entered for a chance to win one of ten $100 Visa giftcards.
Any of you who follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram will know that last week I went on a 3-Day Suja Juice Cleanse!
Yep. For 3 days, I gave up normal food and drinks (no caffeine or alcohol), and instead drank 6 delicious and huge bottles of Suja juices each day. This was my first time doing a “cleanse” or anything like it for 3 whole days. Granted, I love to juice at home, and will often use juices as a replacement for 1 or 2 meals a day. But 3 full days was a different experience, and a very different one when everything is already prepared for you, which I found to be brilliant.
I have been wanting to do this post forever, and it’s finally here! That’s right folks. Today we are talking all things pour-over coffee!
About a year ago, I was introduced to pour-over at Intelligentsia when my friend Amy and I took a road trip to Chicago, and I fell in love. Then I couldn’t believe my luck when the same month that I moved to the River Market in Kansas City, a pour-over coffee shop opened up in the neighborhood and quickly became my home away from home. (Small world — one of the owners, Liz, became the writer for our style blog here at Gimme Some!)
When cooking with friends over the years, I’ve noticed most of my friends have never heard about the easy (and foolproof!) trick for how to fill cupcake liners. I didn’t learn about it myself until a few years ago when I just started blogging. But now that I do, I use it every single time I make muffins and cupcakes. The trick?
Ok, while I’m at it, thought I would go ahead and post a quick tutorial as well for how to move from Google Reader to Feedly. (If you want to move to Bloglovin‘, you can find my tutorial here.)
I have been using Feedly on my phone for a long time now, but only learned how to download it on my computer this week. It is a SUPER easy transition! And it probably is a closer fit to Reader than Bloglovin’, and they have tons of cool apps and formatting options so that you can make your reader look just the way you want it. But still, both Feedly and Bloglovin’ have their pros and cons.
Gah! Did anyone else have a minor panic attack yesterday when that little message popped up on Google Reader saying that the service is officially closing down on July 1? I have been using Google Reader to follow way too many blogs for years and years. So this came as a total surprise and a bit of a bummer, as I have overall really loved using Reader.
But coincidentally, I had just recently begun exploring Bloglovin’, and had really begun to fall in love with many of their features and layout. Granted, there are many differences between Bloglovin’ and Google Reader, and some of the features I most love on Reader have yet to appear on Bloglovin’. But overall, it’s a great reader, and it is an especially great resource for finding new blogs that are similar to those you already love. So I’m curious to give it a real try at least for awhile!
Just in case you have never clicked on that pink STYLE button up above, I wanted to make sure you saw this cute “recipe” from Gimme Some Style — Salt Dough Magnets! Aren’t they adorable??
Liz, who recently moved lofts and is now my upstairs neighbor, has been in the midst of an enormous kitchen remodel. But even in the midst of all the craziness as they were pulling late nights installing new cabinets, all that Liz could talk about was how much fun she was having making these salt dough magnets. Ha! Love this girl and her heart for all things crafty.