Fall in Love with Your Next Pair of Glasses – Smart Buy Glasses is Here To Help You With That

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Love is definitely in the air this month and while some are soaking it up, others are reaching for their pollution masks. Each year, Valentine’s Day raises its heart-shaped head and the population seems to instantly divide into the happy, the scornful and the downright anxious. 

 

The controversial holiday raises the question of relationship status and commitment, but why? Why do we feel the need to celebrate finding someone to match our desires when we look for that in every other aspect of our lives as well? 

 

Think about it, how many online quizzes did you take last year, trying to determine which Harry Potter character you are or which A-list celebrity would play you in a movie? We’re constantly on the search for our best match; the jeans that make our legs look longer, the hair colour that makes our eyes look brighter and the person who makes our heart beat faster. 

 

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This year, eyewear e-tailer, SmartBuyGlasses, want to celebrate that feeling, the feeling of finding your perfect match! And that’s why they’ve designed the ultimate quiz to help you and anyone you love find the ideal frame for your face. Take the quiz here and celebrate love that is sure to last forever…

 

When you’ve found the glass you can’t live without, use discount VDAY10 for a 10% discount!

 

*This post is sponsored by Smart Buy Glasses.

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Vegan Matcha Latte

“Today is a multiple cups of matcha kind of day.” — Unknown

I’m so glad I know how to make Matcha Lattes at home because it’s definitely too cold to get to the coffee shop today. What’s your favorite drink to warm up with??

Vegan Matcha Latte

1 tsp matcha powder

1/4 cup boiling water

1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp agave nectar

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Combine matcha powder, boiling water, and 1 tbsp agave nectar in tea cup and whisk with bamboo matcha whisk. Set aside.

2. In a saucepan, combine almond milk, vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp agave nectar.

Bring to a slight boiling.

3. Froth milk with frothing want until milk foam appears.

4. Add steam milk to matcha. Top with milk foam.

Sip & Enjoy! 🍵

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019

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Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf Featuring Steviva Blend

I took The Steviva Holiday Keto Blogger Recipe Challenge and created a Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf. It’s the perfect bread for holiday entertaining! This recipe uses Steviva Blend, a combination of erythritol and pure stevia in granular form. It’s twice as sweet as sugar so you can use half as much. Plus, Steviva Blend contains zero carbs and calories, and no glycemic impact.

When baking, replaces table sugar about 2 for 1 (2 cups of table sugar = 1 cup of Steviva Blend).

How’s it taste? I personally loved the taste. I especially loved that there wasn’t an aftertaste . I definitely recommend using Steviva Blend as a natural no calorie replacement for sugar.

Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf

Makes 1 loaf

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsalted butter room temp

3/4 cup Steviva Blend

3 ounces cream cheese room temp

4 large eggs room temp and lightly beaten.

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

¼ tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp lemon zest

1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 cast iron loaf pan.

3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine.

4. In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy with a hand mixer.

5. Add in the Steviva Blend, mix to combine.

6. Add in the cream cheese, mix to combine and until light and fluffy.

7. Add in 1/2 of the eggs, mix. Add in remaining eggs, mix.

8. Add in the vanilla and lemon zest. Mix to combine.

9. Add and mix in the flour mixture one spoonful at a time.

10. Mix until batter is smooth. Fold in cranberries.

11. Pour batter into prepared pan.

12. Bake for 70-75 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

13. Let cool completely.

14. Slice and enjoy.

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The Great American Lobster Festival 2018| Detroit, Michigan

The Midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival landed in Detroit, Michigan today. The Great American Lobster Festival kicked off their 3 day festival in a most delicious way. I was excited to be in attendance to take part in the Lobster Meal Experience. And oh what a delicious experience it was.

The Lobster Meal Experience

The festival was presented by Lobster Gram, who flew in live lobster from the cold waters of the East Coast. This lobster was AMAZING! It tasted so sweet and fresh. I enjoyed the whole lobster and lobster roll meal options. Yes, I’m greedy! Each came with potatoes and a piece of corn. So TASTY!

About to smash this lobster!

In addition to the Lobster Meal options, guests of the festival could also enjoyed lobster creations from several vendors. We’re talking Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster Fries, and Lobster Tacos! While noshing on your lobster be sure to stop and enjoy the live music line-up. This is even is family friendly so bring the kids! Did I mention that the Great American Lobster Festival is free to attend? Yes! Admission is free! You do have to options of purchasing The Lobster Meal Experience, which I highly recommend, or you can purchase food tickets to get food from any of the amazing vendors.

Loaded Lobster Fries!

If you are a big fan of lobster, definitely make your way to Detroit this weekend to get a taste!

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.americanlobsterfest.com.

*Big thanks to The Great American Lobster Festival for inviting me as your guest. I had an amazing time!

Coffee Shop Love: Buteco [Atlanta,GA]

Today my daughter and I stopped by Buteco in Atlanta to check out their espresso offerings. First of all, it’s a super cute place. Love the vintage Brazilian vibes! The inside is pretty cozy, but they have plenty of space outside to enjoy your coffee, cocktail, or delicious food.

Yes! They offer much more than just coffee! They also offer an authentic Brazilian food and cocktails. On this trip I just order a Dirty Chai, which was wonderful. My daughter went for an Ice Chai Latte, which she gave 2 thumbs up. I’ll definitely be back to check out the rest of the menu!

Buteco

1039 Grant St SE

Ste C-10

Atlanta, GA 30315

www.butecoatlanta.com

I Had My First 100 Layer Donut and Fell in Love with Five Daughters Bakery

Five Daughters Bakery recently opened their new location in Ponce City Market. I’ve been seeing the Instagram post about how delicious they were. Well I finally got to taste for myself!

They are known for their 100 layer donut, their version of a cronut. Yummm!! It takes them 3 days to craft this croissant donut hybrid, but well worth the time. When I took a look at the many delicious choices, the one that was screaming for my to take it home with me was the Lime Meringue. It was so cute with its toasted meringue, dusted with lime zest. Gimme! After paying and have a photo shoot, it was time to taste this 100 layers of deliciousness. Yummmmmm.

That first bite was amazing! The second bite was even more amazing. I loved the lightness of the donut. I loved that the lime custard inside was not too sweet. The meringue on top was perfect! I absolutely loved everything single bite of this donut. Bravo. Five Daughters Bakery.Bravo.

Five Daughters Bakery

675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE

Suite N143

Atlanta, GA 30308

http://www.fivedaughtersbakery.com