Friday, May 26, 2017

No Churn Ice Cream

Pookie and I are literally at a horse show living it up in the horse trailer/living quarters ( basically we are camping but I'd rather say we are glamping). Pookie turns 19 this Sunday and she has always wanted to be at a horse show on her birthday and this year we are making that happen. She also wanted Mom to make Cookies and Cream No Churn Ice Cream for her birthday dessert. Now let me say there is very little room in our living quarters part of the horse trailer and if I can make this ice cream in here you can make it anywhere! Its usually a family favorite when we are at the lake ( the salted caramel seems to be the big hit there).

Any whooooooo lets get to it.

You need: 
16 ounces ( 2 cups ) of Heavy Whipping Cream
1 ( 14 ounce)  can of Eagle Band Milk (Sweetened Condensed Milk)
2 teaspoons of vanilla 
Crushed up Oreo's ( I get the bag above of the mini Oreo's because its the right amount and you can crush them in the bag. The amount of Oreo's is up to you, how intense of a cookie taste do you want. My family wants the whole bag! 
Blender or Mixer its up to you, I think using my Kitchen Ninja makes it easy peasy (any blender will do).  I add the Heavy Whipping Cream ( all 16 ounces ) into blender and whip it up.  I blend till its nice and fluffy not to long. Then empty the whole 14 ounce can of Eagle Brand Milk ( sweetened condensed milk) into the blender with the heavy whipping cream and the 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Blend it up till well blended and fluffy, toss in crushed up cookies, mix a bit and pour into a container. I tend to use ones pictured below, they have a lid and I usually make a few flavors so the containers stack well. Put in freezer, I usually make the day before. 
Enjoy!!!!! 

It doesn't look all that special, but trust us IT IS GOOD.


You can use the basic recipe of:
Heavy Whipping Cream, Sweetened Condensed Milk and Vanilla
and make any kind of flavors your family might like by adding different extracts, or fruit, cookies, etc...

The other favorite over here is Salted Caramel.
I get the Smucker's Brand Salted Caramel Topping in a jar, the picture is the exact one I use and is usually with the ice cream cones at the grocery store. 
I add half of the jar to the basic recipe and then pour into container and before freezing I drizzle almost all of the remaining caramel on top and then freeze. 


Sorry for the crummy pictures but again we are literally at a horse show and I told you all on snapchat I would throw it up on my blog.  Let me know if you try it, or maybe you all ready make a no churn ice cream and if so what is your families favorite flavor.
Happy Friday.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Today's Shares on Instagram Live



Today on Instagram Live I shared a some pants I bought on sale, which lead to sharing some other things I've recently picked up. Anyway several of you asked to have the information on the blog so here it goes.

This is a bag I picked up at Abientot (in Houston) its made of compliant non toxic jelly material which is comfortable, stylish and LOOK at those studs! They have it in several colors ( think every color of the rainbow and beyond). To get one of these bags call Abientot at 713-523-3997


I showed a closer look of both of these bags on Instagram Live and AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH that pom pom straw tote is so dang cute and SCREAMS SUMMER and bonus its $48 and available in all kinds of colors ( turquoise, neon pink, green, light blue, royal blue, and on and on). 
The pom pom straw tote is also from Abientot ( 713-523-3997). I know, I know, I am always mentioning Abientot but I shop in Houston its my backyard and Abientot is the nicest store for woman to find beautiful accessories, clothes, shoes, handbags and more. I have shopped there for years and years and years, if your coming to Houston its a must stop!

The clear bag is from Jon Hart Design ( I got it here at a local shop that sells Jon Hart - CK Designs). I had a different bag I used for a couple years for our sunscreen but it had a blow out (ripped) and it was time for a new bag. We spend a ton of time at the pool, lake, baseball, horse shows and generally outside so sunscreen is a constant.  I must say this bag made by Jon Hart Design (clear shag bag) is larger than the previous sunscreen bag I had and I am SO HAPPY with this new bag.  It holds all our sunscreen upright and can carry everyone's sunscreen needs as well as bug spray and a few other essentials.

This got everyone talking on Instagram Live today and I'm pretty sure its because of the name - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Its a lotion and is intended to be used all over the body. It smells delightful in the jar and even better on the skin. It absorbs quick and the scent stay with you. I had it on at baseball this past weekend and several moms asked about it. 
You can find this and other products from the brand HERE

This was the reason I got on Instagram Live today, was to share these pants and the unbelievable price. They are from Gretchen Scott HERE and then go to the SALE section. They are originally $109 and I got them each on sale for $32.70. They are long ( alterations are easy if needed), made of 97% cotton and 3% spandex so they do have some stretch and give to them, three front pockets and two back pockets, as well as belt loops. Pair them with a solid color top and cute sandals and I'm ready for a summer day. 

Terrible picture I know, I had to get it off snapchat! I forgot to take a picture of it the other day and I left it to be monogrammed ( I can share again and a better picture when I pick it up). But its a gingham straw tote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Once again its from Abientot in Houston ( they had so many and they were all reasonably priced, I couldn't resist). It comes in three sizes ( small, medium and large) and also in pink gingham. I got the large and like I mentioned its being monogrammed ( I'll share when done). I believe the large bag was right at $80 ( and yes they ship).   

I know I am such a bag lady, I am drawn to cute totes, handbags....feel free to judge, I can hear the comments in my head "how many bags does one person need."  I guess you could say I only NEED one, but that is boring and no one would be reading my blog if I shared the same bag over and over and over and over and over...right???

WHITE JEANS INFORMATION - the jeans I shared the other day are the ones I have on in the above picture and yes the picture is not great but the jeans are and who doesn't need a good pair of white jeans at an incredible value ( UNDER $8.00). I ruin so many white jeans but at this price there are no tears.
Find them HERE

I've been wearing this necklace almost constantly since I got it ( around the beginning of May). Its is also from Abientot, I've shared a few pictures on my Instagram page wearing it. They have them posted on their Instagram page, again you can call 713-523-3997 they are all so kind and helpful and will ship in a flash. Abientot Instagram page is: Abientot713  
The necklace comes in several color choices for the pendant and can be worn like shown or long.

For Mother's Day the family got me the iwatch ( 2nd series and in gold) and they also got me the LV strap. LET ME SAY the strap is NOT from LV and the maker of the strap says that they are made from used real LV bags and vintage pieces. So basically he or she re-purposed used LV materials to construct this band. You can find them HERE for $115 ( they make a couple different styles).
Yikes the color and lighting is off in this picture but I had to snap one quick to get this post done. 

I ran out of time before I could share these ( both from same place). These are two of my favorite travel mugs ( I like hot tea and occasionally coffee). The artist and creator has an incredible shop and I have purchased MANY, MANY, MANY things from her.  GOOD NEWS this mug and all things in her shop are on 20% off with coupon code: MEMORIAL20
To find these cup travel mugs plus tons more ( pillows, art, rugs, and more and more)
Click HERE


Thanks for always hanging out with me on Instagram Live, its fun, interactive and y'all make make my day. Thank YOU,
Tikaa

* Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission should you decide to click that link and make a purchase It does not effect the price of the item or my opinion. My content is not in any way influenced by affiliate links. I do my best to share where I purchase items or find as similar as I can to something I have purchased in the past and is no longer available.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The White Cotton Gown


1226  Smocked Short

This gown can be found HERE for $36.95 


A quick post to share my white cotton smocked gowns you all see me in on Instagram Live. Below are two of my favorite style from the company I get all my white cotton gowns from and have for years and years.
 They are many, many different styles from short sleeves, long sleeves, sleeveless, gowns, pajamas, robes and more. Best part is they are all between $34.95 and $39.95 and yes they are cotton, smocked, available in small to XX-large and only get better and better the more you wash them ( they feel perfect the second they arrive).  They also look nice monogrammed...just sayin. They are not see through and are the perfect addition to anyone's sleep wardrobe. You won't be disappointed and BONUS its the sweetest mom and pop who run the business. The links are to there online shop and they ship everywhere and generally they are quick!

To these gowns and more they sell, click HERE

759B Ruffle Hem Smocked
To find this gown for $39.95 click HERE 


This is not a sponsored post, heck they don't even know I am sharing this with you all. The links are not through and affiliate, I am sharing to because I wear them ALL THE TIME and you all see me in them all the time and I get tons of questions on where to get my gowns and pajamas, this is the information.


Love and Limes,
Tikaa