As a working mom of two hungry sons, I've become quite the aficionado of pizza. Dine-in pizza. Delivery pizza. Pizza served with animatronic singing animals.. and, yes, frozen pizza.
Let's speak truth here, ladies... We've all been there. Child number 1 has to get a ride to a class or job while child number 2 is (hopefully) racking up scholarship points playing on the high school band. You're in the same yoga pants as yesterday and, when everyone is rounded up, they talk of being hungry for the fifteenth time in an hour. WHAT?
It's hard to find a good balance between the ease and budget-friendly choice that is frozen with things like flavor. I had just accepted that if I wanted the easiness or budget-friendliness, I had to sacrifice choice of toppings or flavor.
I think that's why I was so genuinely surprised by Screamin' Sicilian.
When I went to pick out one of their flavors, seeing that my local Kroger was low on stock had me feeling confident in trying them out. There were plenty of other brands there but these guys with the big smile on the box looked like they've been getting picked first for weeks and I missed the memo.
Their website shows a lot of options on flavors (which I will be trying others) but I went for the easy pick - Pepperoni.
They call it Holy Pepperoni and I think the name is appropriate. They didn't short change us at all in that regard. I didn't have to rearrange or rebalance the distribution of little meat disks like I've done with others. Hey - I'm all about us being fair on our slices. Is that pizza socialism? I digress..
I was also really happy to see that it baked up evenly and the crust (I'm a fan of a good crust) wasn't hard or like cardboard... it was like real crust! Who would have thought of that? Apparently they did.
They have a supreme pizza that I think I'll try next. I managed some sweet coupons that make the idea of eating more of them super exciting.
Next time you're wanting to have an easy dinner at home, I suggest giving this a try. I think you'll be pleased.
Speaking of running around...
I had the opportunity to give Secret's Clinical Strength a try. Now, I have never thought to try them, before, because - hey - I didn't think I had a "clinical" problem with sweat.
I'm a rather normal gal and so I always pictured "clinical" needs as being something - well - medical. You know? Like... someone who you picture as having a legitimate issue with sweating.
But - hey - I'm a team player. I'm always willing to give things a try... especially something that is in the land of health and beauty.
I not only tried it but I keep on using it! What?
Here's the deal. I am a woman who is enjoying the magic of hormone-free menopause and, when I say "magic", I really mean "hell".
This stuff really keeps up! I don't feel gross when I apply it because it's smooth and dry. I don't feel gross by the end of the day because it stays where it was applied. The scent is very nice, too. I'm a big fan of low or fresh fragrances. I do detest something overly-powerful in that area so it was nice to not open the box and be overpowered by baby powder. The scent I've got is called "completely clean" and it's like a very light hint of fresh laundry.
Give it a try, yourself. I think you'll be just as pleasantly surprised as I am.
One of the benefits of being a licensed hairstylist / trained educator is that I get to work with really cool products.
As you regular readers know, I'm getting to do a lot of product work with Briogeo - a plant-based hair care line out of New York.
With that work comes the chance to try everything that they make. I'm absolutely in love with their hair mask and their leave-in, but how are their cleansers?
I'm getting to try a lot of them right now and so I will be talking about them all as I do. I started the cleanser-trying experience with their Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado+Quinoa co-wash and I'm really excited to tell you all about it!
My hair is not only colored with chemical processing, but it's also got grey hair in there. Grey hair is non pigmented and tends to be tough to deal with. The color work I put my hair through isn't kind on moisture either.
Because I am not someone who uses a lot of styling products on my hair (unless I'm going out or something), I don't have a need to fully shampoo my hair every day. Plus, I like to keep my color strong and my finer cuticle in good shape without a lot of roughing it up. Often times, I just rinse and condition. This is a perfect alternative between rinse-and-condition and full on shampooing. It cleanses with natural oils but also conditions and strengthens with the quinoa. The avocado is naturally more acidic so it helps the cuticle stay sealed which keeps in moisture and naturally creates shine. Remember - a closed cuticle is a happy cuticle!
Now, I don't have naturally curly hair but I do know a lot about it so I know my curly girls would benefit from this as well.
This would also be great for someone with fine hair that tangles a lot. If you have a little one that cries at the thought of getting their hair shampooed because they tangle, this is your stuff right here.
No matter who uses it, they can feel good about using it because all of Briogeo's products are free from sulfates, parabens, silicones, phylates, artificial fragrances and dyes.
This would also be beneficial to someone with highly processed hair because all of us who push our hair through the ringer could use the love.
It really slips through the hair and lovingly / gently cleanses.
I followed it up with the Rosarco Leave In because I love it so. While, today, I'm letting my hair dry naturally, the milk is also a great heat protectant.