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Friday, March 15, 2013

Gorilla Glue - I Love You

Gorilla Glue just saved me a bunch of money. Let me tell you about it...
Last week I was browsing eBay late at night when I came across these Tory Burch Eddie flats that retail for $178. These were originally from Bloomingdale's where some woman paid retail. The bottom of the left shoe needed a little glue, however, if I paid retail I would have returned them too.

The discount warehouse that was selling them on eBay orignally had them listed for $125.99 but temporarily slashed the price down to $37.00 with free shipping. Before I hit the "Buy-It-Now" button I did a quick search on the best glue for fixing the soles of shoes.
Gorilla Glue was the recommended fix so I bought the shoes for $37 with free shipping! How great is that?!? I just saved myself $141 not including tax and a trip to the mall for brand new Tory Burch shoes! I promptly went to Target after they arrived in the mail to get the glue.

I applied a little of the Gorilla Glue and put pressure on the area for 20 minutes by wearing them as I did my hair and makeup in the morning. I'm happy to report it has held up well and I highly recommend this product!

**All thoughts on this product are of my own. I was not paid or compensated by Gorilla Glue - just a happy consumer of their product! **

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bananas Foster and Homemade Ice Cream

I needed up use up a quart of heavy whipping cream so I threw together a homemade vanilla ice cream recipe and let it refrigerate for a couple of days. I broke out my ice cream attachment for the Kitchen Aid mixer last night and set about churning it.
I wanted to enjoy the ice cream but was running low on toppings. I need toppings so......browsing my favorite recipe website, for ideas, I came across this Bananas Foster II recipe.
Believe it or not, but I haven't had Bananas Foster before. Yeah.....I know. As fond of sweets as I am, I couldn't believe it either. I happen to have a few bananas sitting on the counter that needed to be used so it seemed like it was meant to be. Just as the ice cream was done I made the Bananas Foster recipe so it would be warm when served with the soft, cold ice cream.
It turned out fantastic! A great way to end the day! 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dole Pineapple Whip

Ever have "Dole Whip" from Disneyland or DisneyWorld? I came across a photo of it on Pinterest a while back and knew I had to figure out how it could be made at home.

Simple enough...
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/3 Cup White Granulated Sugar
6 fluid ounces of Dole Pineapple juice
1 Teaspoon Lemon juice

Whisk together and refrigerate until cold. Transfer to your ice cream maker and make according to the directions of your maker.

Once ice cream is made, place a large scoop of it in the bottom of a cup. Pour Dole Pineapple Juice over the top of the ice cream. The ice cream will most likely float to the top. Finally top with whipped cream and enjoy!