Fab Finds: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Fab Finds: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. also known as NBCAM. This month is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer.   In honor of NBCAM, I compiled a list of all Fab Finds: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  These finds are perfect for gift giving, using as favors, or just enjoying for yourself.  A percentage of each item’s proceeds go to The National Breast Cancer Association. Check out the list by going to ALotOnYourPlate.com!

Happy Monday everyone!

Fab Find: Hey Yo Yo’s Cupcake Lining Kits & Partyware

Swoon.  Could this site be any cuter?  HeyYoYo is an online store that specializes in all things baking and party related, making party planning a cinch with lots of special touches.

HeyYoYo.com is a very affordable website that offer’s many unique items with an extremely vintage feel.  Their items are unlike any others that I have seen.  The sprinkles, edibles, and toppers are very different from the usual items you can purchase at a party store.

So now that you are a little acquainted with HeyYoYo.com, on to the Fab Finds!  HeyYoYo offers the most adorable Cupcake Lining Kits and party-ware not very common in many stores.  The second I saw these kits, I had to contain myself because let’s be honest, I want them all!

The Cupcake Lining Kits are perfect for themed parties whether a birthday, cookout, seasonal, or any other occasion.  One of my favorite kits offered on HeyYoYo that I have actually never seen before until now, is The Nutcracker Cupcake Liner Kits. 

I am such a sucker for The Nutcracker and with the holiday spirit in mind, the Nutcracker Lining Kits are perfect for dolling up cupcakes during the Christmas season.

HeyYoYo’s Cupcake Lining Kits are not just seasonal items.  They have many different kits that range from pirates and space cadets to animal parades and the ballet. With that being said, anyone who knows me knows that I love anything Nautical. From the Sailboats to the Anchors, I love it all, so to me, finding this next cupcake lining kit is like finding gold!

The Nautical “All Aboard” Cupcake Lining Kit in which it’s cuteness just speaks for itself, has to be by far one of my favorite lining kits to date. Its whimsy and charm is perfect for a Summer cookout or party.

These Cupcake Lining Kits can range anywhere from $12 to $13 based on the kit of your choosing.  The kits vary with the amount of pieces they come with, but most of the kits I have seen come with 24 liners and 24 pieces of 4 different toppers each.  Due to the different kits, the number of pieces may vary*

The Cupcake Lining Kits are not the only Fab Find I wanted to share from the site in this post.  I am hitting you with a Fab Find Double Whammy!  That’s right, 2 Fab Finds from one site.  The next find is HeyYoYo’s party-ware and treat kits.

Their unique cupcake boxes and adorable “Freshly Baked Treat Kit”  makes treat giving and party planning tons of fun.

The “Freshly Baked Treat Kit” is $12 and comes with tags, bags, ribbons, and string, a complete kit for presenting someone with a handmade treat.  The kit comes in an adorable decorative box for safe keeping.

So as if there wasn’t anymore great things to tell you about HeYoYo.com, here’s one more. HeyYoYo ship’s EVERYWHERE in the world! Yay!  (I find worldwide shipping to be such a rare, but wonderful quality to find in an online store). All shipping charges are based on the weight of the products you have selected.  There is a shipping calculator provided on the site to give you a better understanding of what your shipping fee looks like.  Most orders ship within 24 – 48 hours upon receiving the order.

For more information on this awesome site and it’s amazing products, check out HeyYoYo.com.  At this moment, I was unable to find HeyYoYo’s Twitter account info for you, but you can get their updates on Facebook.

Sidenote: To everyone who has recently “Liked” A Lot On Your Plate on Facebook, it has not gone unnoticed! Thanks to you guys, I am only 2 likes away from getting 100!  Thank you all so very much!

Be sure to check back for more Fab Finds at A Lot On Your Plate.

Happy Thursday!

- J

Fab Find: The Design Fetish Store

I was browsing through Amazon when I saw a link for The Design Fetish Store. Founded by 27-year-old kushu, Design Fetish is a roundup of products that are so clever, so brilliant, unique, and affordable, that it is no wonder that this store is quickly become one of my Fab Finds.

The products offered at Design Fetish are perfect for giving as gifts and are sure to put a smile on someones face.  These unique, never seen before items are also great novelties for your own home.  Check out my finds found at The Design Fetish Store below!

Fred Cool Jewels Ice-Cube Trays; $7.00

Dots Cord Identifier; $5.99

Phone App Refrigerator Magnets; $4.96

FingerPickin’ Cocktails; $8.34

Happy Birthday Cake Pan Mold; $22.47

Cake-sicle Pan; $14.89

Fred & Friends 12 oz. Stacked Ceramic Mugs; $12.78

Split Rock Cereal Bowl; $13.50

Fred & Friends PiBoss Pizza Wheel; $12.50

Fred & Friends Cake Candelabra; $6.05

But, aside of being from having an awesome online store, kushu is also a blogger!  Design Fetish seconds as her blog. She features some of her most popular posts as well as some of her favorite bloggers and designers!  Click here to check out some of the most popular posts featured on Design Fetish.

Be sure to follow kushu on Twitter @Design_Fetish and check back for more awesome Fab Finds at A Lot On Your Plate!

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Happy Monday!

- J

Fab Find: Pier 1 Import’s Mini Tasting Party

Whether your hosting a holiday party, celebration, or just a casual get together, its always important to have fun with what you’re planning. This Fab Find comes to us from Pier 1 Imports and it is definitely one of my favorite things.

Originally inspired by restaurants that offer small sampler menus and small plate choices, Pier 1 thought up a brilliant way to showcase all your hard work in the kitchen, while bringing sophistication and charm to the table.

The “Mini Tasting Party” collection are little serving sample sets that are guarantee to wow your guests. With sets like the mini martini glasses, miniature trifle bowls, and mini casserole dishes, it’s easy to add that special touch to any event without the hassle.

The Mini Tasting Party allows your guests get to sample a little bit of everything on the table.

Each piece of the collection is made from either porcelain or glass, so chance’s are they will mix well with the pieces you might already own.

Pier 1’s website offer’s tasting party idea’s, themes, and recipes to help you give you some idea’s for your next event.

These sets are dishwasher safe and with easy storage, makes clean up a synch!

You can purchase pieces as a set or individually. The sets range from $24.95 to $34.95 and are sold in-store as well as online. The collection is always being added to and updated so be sure to check back for more miniature serving goodness.

For more information on the “Mini Tasting Party Collection” check out Pier1.com. Be sure to follow them on Twitter @Pier_1_Imports.

Happy hosting!

- J

Fab Find: Premium Spices of Lezzet

I absolutely love this Fab Find. Spices of Lezzet is a company that offers the finest spices and salts from around the world, that are not commonly seen in the United States. Lezzet (the Turkish for the word “taste”)specializes in exotic salts and spices from regions like India and Turkey, France, and the Mediterranean. Their products guarantee to give your dishes that little something extra with their exquisite flavors and presentation.

There are many salts available on from Spices of Lezzet like Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt, Fine Himalayan Pink Salt, and Fleur de Sol.  Lezzet also carries common spices like Cinnamon, Turkish Bay Leaves, and Cumin and worldly spices like Fenugreek, Isot Pepper, and Mediteranian Oregano.

Each product has a Flavor Profile, describing the smell, flavor, and use, to better help you choose the spices and salts right for your taste.

The salts and spices range anywhere from $10.55 to $16.99 depending on the product.

(Shown above: Cyprus Black Lava Flakes good for use as a finishing salt.)

(Shown above: Murray River, perfect for topping chocolate truffles.)

Spices of Lezzet works with small family farms and procure only the finest quality spices an salts from regions around the world. The spices contain no MSG, anticaking agents, or preservatives.

(Shown above: Sweet Purple Basil perfect for soup and fish dishes)

I was immediately drawn to Spices of Lezzet’s gift collections.  Perfect for friends and family who love to cook, or just for treating yourself, Lezzet’s gift collections come in three sizes: The Premium Select Collection, The Foodie Collection, and The Chef’s Collection.

The Premium Collection comes with 5 of Spice’s of Lezzet’s most popular best-selling spices and salts, where as The Foodie Collection comes with 9, and the Chef’s Collection comes with 13.

“This is a wonderful selection of our most popular spices and salts: Red Stamp Pepper, Isot Pepper, Mediterranean Oregano, Sweet Red Pepper Powder, Sumac, Sweet Purple Basil, Mint Flakes, Fenugreek Powder, Peruvian Pink Salt and Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt.   Nestled in a beautiful box, this unique set is the perfect gift for any home cook or chef.”

Each gift set comes in a beautiful box with a description of each spice and salt included. The gift collections range from $48 – $99.

You can subscribe to Spices of Lezzet’s newsletter, keeping you up to date with all the new products and announcements by clicking here.

For more info on Spices of Lezzet, check out their website, LezzetSpices.com. Get their Twitter updates by following them @LezzetSpices, and be sure to Like them on Facebook.

Check back for more Fab Finds at A Lot On Your Plate.  Thanks for reading!

Happy Wednesday!

- J

Fab Find: All Things Party Accesories

In honor of my birthday, I found it fitting to post a Fab Find collection dedicated to All Things Party Accessories. Enjoy!

Jingle Jollys Recollections Paper Stripe Ball Ornament Instructions; Michaels.com; Free

Party Accessories; Shop Sweet Lulu; Prices Varies Per Item

Another Year of Fabulous Party Kit for 8; CelebrateExpress.com; $46.99

48 Piece Solo Party Pack; ShopRite; $5.49

Martha Stewart Pom Pom Garland; MarthaStewart.com; $7.99

Summer Olympics Cupcake Decorating Kit; William Sonoma; $12.95

Fairy Berries 10 Pack; ShinDigz.com; $24.99

Polka Dot Party Hat Pinata; BirthdayInABox.com; $14.99

Formal Affair Bottle Bag; Party City; $1.99

Assorted Fluffy Ball Decor (3 piece); ShinDigz.com; $6.99

Be sure to check back for more Fab Finds on A Lot On Your Plate!

Happy Monday!

- J

Fab Find: Birchbox

Today’s Fab Find is called Birchbox.  The Birchbox is a beauty discovery service that allows you to receive high-end, trial sized beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, delivered right to your door, each month!

Birchbox is not just for women. A deluxe sampler box is now available for men as well. Just $10 for women and $20 for the men, each month you will receive customized beauty, hair care, grooming, and skin care samples shipped right to you.

Check out the YouTube video below from Birchbox TV.

How to join: Follow the link to the Birchbox site by clicking here: Birchbox.  You will select your subscription, either women or men.  You will then be asked to join the Birchbox mailing list, reserving your “place in line” for the next Birchbox to go out (that is if you missed the most recent Birchbox).  If you did miss the sign up cutoff for the month, an email will be sent to you when it is time for you to sign up. You will be asked to fill out a survey that will help customize the samples you will be receiving each month, as per your answers.  Each month, you will be sent a Birchbox filled with that month’s samples.

The Birchbox is perfect for people like me, who are tired of having to pay full price to try a product I might not like or for a product that might not even work.  It is also perfect for busy women and men who don’t have the time to research the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products for themselves. The Birchbox is great giving as a gift, or just treating yourself.  Gift cards are also available for use at the Birchbox Shop.

If you loved a product(s) you received, you can by the full-sized item at the Birchbox Online Shop.

Below are some comment’s from happy consumer’s of the Birchbox!

“I like The Birchbox because it is customizable.  It’s like getting a present every month! Also, I love the samples.”

- Katie B.

 

“Birchbox is the best! It’s so much fun, even though it makes you want to buy all of the products. Another plus is that if you do sign up, once you start receiving products you can review the contents of your box every month and earn points to use in the Birch Shop.”

- Ashley R.

 

“I love Birchbox as well. I have been a product junkie for a long time. I love that I can really try products that I would have normally overlooked or passed on because of price. Saves a lot of money in the long run.”

- Bella @ Onibella Muses

 

“My sister turned me on to Birchbox. I’ve been able to find a great SPF lotion through it that doesn’t make me look oily half way through the day. I highly suggest it to everyone because it’s so customizable.”

- FoodyRach @ You Must Love Food

When it comes to the brands offered in each box, Birchbox only chooses the best. With samples like Dior, Juicy Couture, Tea Forte, Band-Aid, Tocca, and so many other fabulous brands, each month’s box is exciting to receive.  You never know what you could get!

Each monthly Birchbox ships free every month.  The Birchbox Shop also offers free shipping for items in their Birch Shop as well.

Do you already receive the Birchbox?  Are you thinking about joining Birchbox?  Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts below!

Birchbox’s website also has a whole section dedicated to tips, tricks, and tutorials.  Click here to check out the Birchbox Magazine a.k.a The Haute Box.  This month’s current feature is natural scrubs for your face.  Check out their YouTube page for other videos featured on Birchbox TV.

To find out more about Birchbox, check out Birchbox.com.  Be sure to follow them on Twitter @birchbox and like them on Facebook!

Be sure to check back for the next Fab Find and thanks for checking out A Lot On Your Plate!

Happy Sampling!

- J

Fab Find: Powell & Mahoney Vintage Original Cocktail Mixers

Not only is the website beautiful and informative, but the products themselves are amazing.  This Fab Find comes to us from Powell & Mahoney Ltd.  Powell & Mahoney have found a way to make beverage mixers that not only taste amazing, but are gluten free and all natural.

“With over 20 years of combined experience in the cocktail mixer and beverage world, the founders of Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. thought it was high time to bring back the genuine, honest taste of America’s classic cocktails, in an all-natural cocktail mixer you would want to use again and again.” – From the Powell & Mahoney Site

You can add a little something extra to every table with Powell & Mahoney Mixer’s beautiful bottle presentation. But, that’s not the only impressive thing about the bottles.  When you peel aside the back label, there’s a second label with different easy recipes so you too can become your “own little bartender”.  And yes, there are also virgin recipes on the bottle as well, in which I thought to be really cool.

With flavors like Cosmopolitan, Lemon Sour, the new Low Cal. Margarita, and my personal favorite the Peach Bellini, you too can make your own happy hour!  These affordable handcrafted mixers are made with pure organic sugarcane and come from only the finest ingredients around.

Powell & Mahoney’s mixers are delicious and I am certainly a fan.  You can head over to PowellandMahoney.com to experience their site, recipes, and amazing products for yourself.  There is a Powell & Mahoney Cocktail Challenge coming to their site, so stay tuned for that as well!

I think by now everyone knows how much I love inspiring, quality products that look tons of effort were put into something, no matter what it is, when really preparation was effortless with the help of the product.  These mixers definitely do just that and for this, I thank you Brian Powell and Mark Mahoney, founders of Powell & Mahoney.

To learn more about the Powell and Mahoney’s Mixers check out powellandmahoney.com.  A big thank you to Powell and Mahoney’s Marketing Director Meredith!  Shes was a pleasure to work with!

Be sure to follow Powell & Mahoney on Twitter @PowellMahoney and like them on Facebook!

Check back for more Fab Finds from A Lot On Your Plate!

Happy Sunday!

- J

Fab Finds: All Things Grilling

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year … grilling season!  Check out these fab finds below for all things grilling! 

S’More to Love BBQ S’more Maker Toppers & Basket; Chef Central; $14.95 (Holds 6)

S’More to Love BBQ S’more Maker ; ShopRite; $9.99 (Holds 4)

 Cuisinart 3 Piece Grilling Set with Grill Glove; Bed, Bath, & Beyond; $24.95

 Martha Stewart Collection Meat Thermometer; Macy’s; $9.99

Ultimate Grill Rack; Gifts.com & Amazon; $23.30

Bacon BBQ Chef Salt; Crate and Barrel; $4.95

Vacuum Sealed Meat Marinater; Sharper Image; $39.99

 Smoke Flavor Wood Chips Sampler; Crate and Barrel ; $12.95

Single Hamburger Patty Press; Brookstone; $19.99

Weber Grilling Mitt; Weber.com; $8.99

Grill Dozer Spring BBQ Spring Cleaning Tool Kit; BBQGuys.com; $25.95

Be sure to check back for more fab finds from A Lot On Your Plate.

Happy Grilling!

- J

Fab Find: Aveeno Positively Nourishing Hydrating Body Wash, Lotion, & Whipped Souffle Series

     

Some brands promise a body wash that moisturizes skin and the scent lasts.  I had not yet found that to be true until I tried the Aveeno Positively Nourishing Body Wash collection!

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- Jessica