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Ella Madison 1So excited to share a new to me online boutique with you today.  Let me introduce Ella Madison :)

You’ll find a trendy online boutique with the latest style in clothes, jewelry and accessories at very affordable price points.

The pieces I received in the mail last week were even more beautiful in person, I was very pleased.  Looking forward to wearing all the pieces.

Ella Madison Boutique is offering a Picky Palate reader a $100 Gift Card to go shopping on their Online Boutique.  See below to enter.

Let me show you a few of the things I chose.  Loving THIS dress, THIS scarf and THIS scarf!  There are so many great pieces to choose from, have fun shopping!

 

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Slate Leather Wrap Bracelet

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Green Victorian Teardrop Necklace and Earring Set

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Coral Teardrop Earrings

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Breakfast and Brunch

So excited to be helping promote my friend Jessica of Sodium Girl’s new cookbook “Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook.”  Jessica is an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented in the Low Sodium recipes!  My hat goes off to her, because if you’ve ever cooked low sodium, you know that it is not exactly easy!

To celebrate Jess’s new cookbook, I have tried my hand at a low-sodium dish that I call Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs.  I wanted to use bold flavors to flavor my recipe instead of salt.  I think this was the first recipe that I have made that I didn’t use an ounce of salt.  So proud of myself, lol,!  I have to say, that these baked eggs are fantastic!  I highly recommend them for any breakfast.

Huge congrats to Jessica and her new cookbook.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Did I mention Matt Armendariz was the photographer?  You’ll get to enjoy his beautiful photography throughout the book.  It’s funny, Jessica and I worked on our cookbooks the exact same time.  It was so fun meeting her and sharing stories together.  It truly is so fun to see your hard work come to life.

If you’ve got anyone in your family that needs a low- sodium diet or just want to improve your own health, you definitely need to check Jessica’s book out.

She is a pro at making beautiful flavorful food on a low sodium diet.

Run out and find your copy today sold at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and anywhere books are sold :)

Make sure you enter to win a gorgeous Vitamix at the end of this post to celebrate Love Your Heart Recipe Rally!  See below.

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place chopped roasted red peppers into the bottom of a small individual size baking dish. Top with cracked eggs then sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs are set.

Makes 1 Serving

Make sure you enter to win a gorgeous Vitamix below!  Good Luck!

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Giveaway Rules:

The Giveaway will be live from 2/12/2013 at 9:30AM PST to 2/18/2013 12:00AM PST

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Winner must be a US resident in order to win. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email to claim prize before another winner is chosen. The name of the winner will be announced on SodiumGirl.com and the Rafflecopter Widget once the giveaway has ended. In the event the Sponsor (Vitamix) fails to send the prize, the Host (SodiumGirl.com) and all Participating Hosts (Participating Bloggers) will not to be held responsible or liable in any way. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Facebook. Complete terms and conditions can be found within Rafflecopter Giveaway Widge above and here.

Giveaway and Vitamix photos provided by Vitamix via Sodium Girl.


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I am so beyond thrilled to be partnering with Petunia Pickle Bottom. Their bags and accessories have been a favorite of mine for years and years. The fun colorful prints make me so happy! I love that their bags are perfect for moms with little ones and equally as perfect for women without kids, there are choices to fit every need.

Their new Spring line is to die for, you’ve gotta check it out.

The theme for this giveaway is “everything you need for a weekend away”….in style might I add :)

Let’s take a look at what the lucky winner receives.

First up is this beautiful Wistful Weekender in Merigold Medallions.  I carry a Weekender for all of Pax’s necessities and I must say it is big, stylish and perfect.  I get compliments on it everywhere I go.

Here’s a top view.  Lots of space inside and so many great pockets for your things.

The winner also will receive the beautiful Carried Away Laptop Case and Stowaway Sleeve in Evening in Innsbruck

Love the Travel Train Case in Frolicking in Fez and the matching iPhone Case.  I use my Travel Case everyday and for travel.  Fits everything I need.

How cute is this Cross Town Clutch in Daydreaming in Dax?  It’s a great size if you are just our running errands or perfect for a date night.  Love this print!

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Please see below on how to get entered!  Good luck! 

Winner will be selected Thursday February 14th, 2013.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

Are you ready for a night of romantic bliss with your special someone?

I’ve joined forces with some amazing bloggers and we’d like to give you an opportunity to make this Valentine’s Day UNFORGETTABLE!

INTRODUCING…

Are you jumping up and down yet? Because you should be!!

DETAILS:

One lucky winner will get to pick a hotel of their choice for a one-night romantic stay on US! You choose the date AND we’ll book both the hotel AND a couples’ massage for the two of you. On top of that, you’ll have spending money to go out to dinner, hit up a movie, OR stay in your room and order food in! All the things you WANT do during a “get-away”… but usually can’t afford to! On top of ALL of this, the winner will receive a DARLING “certificate” to present to your significant other… letting him/her know you WON!! We want to take care of YOU for a change! A break from the every day NORM! We want this Valentine’s Day to knock your socks off… literally!

FINE PRINT: Winner will be sent an informational PDF with all the details. Overnight stay will need to be between March 2013-November 2013. Once booked, the date cannot be changed. We will work closely with the winner to match them up to one of the best hotel & masseuse in their city!

HOW TO ENTER:

It is time to get your CLICK on & follow all of the blogs who made this giveaway possible. One word: PINTEREST!!! ALL of these talented bloggers have their own Pinterest boards and if you’re not following them, you are missing out!!

There are just TWO {2} steps to enter the giveaway!

#1) Click on each image below to follow each fabulous blogger on Pinterest! {Once you are on their Pinterest Page – make sure to click the red “Follow All” button for each Page.}

Somewhat Simple {Crafts & Recipes }

The Dating Divas {Strengthening Marriages}

Whipperberry {Crafts & More}

Mod Podge Rocks {Creative Ideas}

The Idea Room {Crafts & DIY}

Blue Cricket Design {Crafts & DIY}

Infarrantly Creative {Crafts & DIY}

Remodelaholic {Crafts & DIY}

Skinnytaste {Healthy Recipes}

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Picky Palate {Family-Friendly Recipes}

U Create Crafts {Crafty Inspiration}

Inspired by Charm {Home Decor}

 

#2) And THEN, fill out the form below. Voila, you’re done!!

When you put in your info make sure you only enter ONCE because this form is shared on all of the participating sites.

Good Luck!!!

*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. We hereby release Pinterest of any liability. Giveaway starts Friday, February 1st at 5:00 am PST and ends Friday, February 8th at midnight PST. Once the giveaway ends, the lucky winner will be chosen using Random.org and contacted within 24 hours by email. This post will be updated with winner’s name once we’ve heard back. Winner will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. residents only.


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So beyond excited to share this Valentine’s Day inspired Giveaway of Stella & Dot jewelry!  As some of you know I am a “stylist” with Stella & Dot to fill my obsession with jewelry.  I have so much fun sharing their pieces with you on Instagram :)  Make sure you see below for a giveaway, 5 winners!

I am thrilled to show you Stella and Dot’s gorgeous new Spring/Summer Collection.  It’s bright and completely gorgeous.  Now ladies, start a wishlist and give that list to your sweet husband so he knows just what to get you for Valentine’s Day!

 

One of my favorite new pieces of the new collection is this gorgeous green statement necklace called the “Jolie” for $89.

Another favorite of mine is the Gilded Arrow Bangle for $39.  It’s so dainty and looks great on. You can see the two photos right below to see how it looks with other bracelets.

Here’s a stack that I put together with the new collection.  From left to right you have the Julep Bangle in Green, $19, the Christina Bracelet, $49,the Gilded Arrow Bangle, $39, the Julep Bangle in Ivory, $19 and one piece of the Devi Bangles (currently not available).

Another variation of some of the same bracelets plus the vibrant blue leather wrap called the Hudson Leather Wrap for $39.  Love these together!

Another favorite of the new collection is this gorgeous Fiona Bib necklace, $118.  Looks so pretty on and can be dressed up or so cute with a t-shirt and jeans.

Completely in love with this new Kimberly Necklace, $89.  I wear it with so many outfits.  I highly recommend this one :)

This might quite possibly be the most perfect necklace ever!  It’s called the Spring Awakening Necklace, $138.  The fun bright colors are stunning.  This looks so great with stripes, polka dots and prints.

The rings are so fun  in the new collection and at a great price.  This Mary-Margaret Stone ring is $39, is bright and perfect for Spring and Summer.

Oh for the love of these chandelier earrings!  How gorgeous are they?  Seychelles Chandeliers, $44.  I must say they are stunning in person.

Giveaway

5 Winners will be chosen:

 

Winner #1 wins the Jolie Necklace, $89

Winner #2 will win the Christina Bracelet, $49

Winner #3 will win the Gilded Arrow bangle, $39

Winner #4 will win the Hope Bracelet, $32

Winner #5 will win the Love Bracelet, $19

Contest now Closed.  Winners have been Notified.

Here’s How To Enter:

1.  Tell us in a comment, Do you prefer to wear bracelets, necklaces, earrings, or rings? ….or all of them :)

For additional entries:

2.  Purchase any piece of jewelry from my site.  (You get 5 entries for this.  Leave 5 separate comments for this)

3.  Join me on Facebook, follow me on twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to Picky Palate via email. (Leave 4 separate comments for these)

4.  Tweet the following:  Come enter a Valentine’s Day Stella and Dot Giveaway and Trunk show over @pickypalate http://picky-palate.com/?p=25898  (leave a separate comment for this)

5.  Share this giveaway on your Facebook Page with this link:  http://picky-palate.com/?p=25898 (leave a separate comment for this)

6.  Giveaway ends February 5th, 8pm PST.  Winners will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email.  Winners will have 48 hours to return my email to claim their prize.  Giveaway provided by myself.

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I absolutely LOVE being a Stella and Dot Stylist, if you love this gorgeous jewelry and think it would be fun sharing with your friends, please email me and I’ll tell you all about it. I’ve had the best time. :)

xoxo

Jenny


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mamaRoo Giveaway


Being a new mom (again) I am thrilled to be offering one of my favorite new baby products for you today.  This is the mamaRoo Bouncer by the lovely 4moms.com that is a must have for any mother or expecting mother.  I remember when I was still pregnant with Pax seeing this mamaRoo in the stores so excited to use it.  What a difference from the vibrating bouncers I used to use when my older boys were babies.

The idea is that this seat moves like you do.  It has 5 unique motions that move just like you do when you are comforting your baby.  Cool huh?

It retails for about $200 and 4moms is offering one to a lucky Picky Palate reader!

Come to think about it, we don’t vibrate like bouncy seats or swing like swings when we are holding our babies.  I love the concept of the mamaRoo.  Very smart thinking :)

 

Pax loves those little reversible toy balls that hang overhead for baby to look at and play with.

 

The 5 motions of the mamaRoo are Car Ride, Kangaroo, Tree Swing, Rock a Bye, and Ocean.  You easily control the motions and speed with this panel at the base.  The seating area is wonderful.  The soft cloth is comfortable for your baby and it’s perfectly positioned without any hard plastic or metal pieces pressing against their back or head.  It creates a very safe and enjoyable area for your baby.  The material is a nylon fabric with a polyester fill that is 100% machine washable for easy cleanup.

 

I love that the seat is adjustable allowing your baby to recline for a nap or sit up to interact with the family.

 

LOVE that you can connect any mp3 player to the base of the seat or choose from five different nature sounds to play.  You are going to love this for your baby!

Contest is now closed.  Winner has been notified.

Here’s How To Enter (up to 8 entries per person)

1.  Leave a comment here telling us: “If you were to win, would you be using the mamRoo or give it to a friend?”

For additional entries:

2.  Join me on Facebook, follow me on twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to Picky Palate via email. (Leave 4 separate comments for these)

3.  Join 4moms on Facebook, Twitter and sign up a 4moms Insider on their website.  (Leave 3 separate comments for this)

Contest ends Monday December 17th, 2012 8am PST.  Contest open to US residents only.  No PO Boxes.  Winner will be chosen via Random.org and be notified by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to return my email before I choose another winner.  Winner gets to choose their color of mamaRoo pending availability (Black or silver classic, blue, silver, green, or  multi-color plush) 

Disclaimer:  I was given a mamaRoo to review and giveaway is provided by 4moms.com


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I love shopping for make-up, jewelry and all things sparkly.  The following are some fun Christmas stocking/gift ideas for “her” that are sure to make any girly girl smile :)

Love this set from Bare Minerals called “Fired Up” for $39.  Any make up loving gal would be thrilled to find this under the tree.

Love these PJ tops from Forever 21.  They are each $22.80 and go great with your favorite pair of leggings.  Love PulloverJumbo Heart Pullover.

I have a little obsession with Essie Nail Polish and I’m loving these pretty shades of pink.  Left: Strawberry Shortcake, Nude Beach and True Love.  You can find Essie at Target now for about $7 a bottle, yay!

I am in love with this set by Fresh called Sugar Berry Merriment.  What a great deal for $28.

My very favorite purse essential is this “Cherry Me” stick by Maybelline.  It’s about $3, feels like chapstick with the perfect amount of tint.  This is available at most drugstores.   Perfect as a stocking stuffer!

Loving this J.Crew bangle that is on sale for $22!  You better hurry if you like this one, I have a feeling it’s going to be sold out very soon.

 

This fun set is by Tarte and it’s called The Stand Outs.  For $25, it’s a great stocking stuffer!

Loving these Dreamy Cotton pants from J.Crew.  A little pricy for $48, but I figure that when I wear loungwear as my “uniform” it’s nice to splurge on some comfies :)

One of my favorite Stella and Dot rings is on sale for $19.50!  This is the Midnight Bloom Ring, that is regularly $39.00 so it’s a smokin’ deal right now.  I love that it is adjustable too, so you know it’ll fit :)

Stella & Dot has some of the best stud earrings.  I own 2 out of 3 of these and they are my favorite “go to” earrings.  Beautiful quality and what a perk that they come in the cutest gift box ready for giving :)  From left to right we have the Black Gigi Studs for $24 The Swallow Studs for $19 and the lovely Vintage Studs for $29.

Contest is now closed.  Heather, entry #687 has been chosen and notified as the winner.

I’ll be giving away this gorgeous adjustable Midnight Bloom Ring from Stella & Dot and the sweet Swallow Studs  They are so pretty in person and they come in the cutest packaging too.

Here’s How To Enter:

1.  Leave comment and tell us:  “What’s your favorite stocking gift to receive or give?”

For additional entries

2.  Join me on Facebook, follow me on twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to Picky Palate via email. (Leave 4 separate comments for these)

3.  Contest ends Sunday December 9th 8am PST.  Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to return my email to claim prize.  U.S. residents only.  Giveaway provided by myself.

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post, just my picks for gifts.  Giveaway provided by me.


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I am so excited about this beautiful cookbook “Decorating Cookies” by my friend Bridget Edwards of the fabulous blog Bake at 350.  She is so unbelievably talented.  Her cookies are the cutest things you’ve ever seen and now we can learn from the best!  How exciting is that?!  You can purchase her book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble to name a couple.

It’s funny, I’ve never met Bridget in person, but I swear I know her, lol!  Not sure how we’ve managed to miss each other over the years!  We need to meet soon girl!

 Photo via Bridget

I love the pages in Bridget’s book.  Those hot dogs are killin’ me!  Lots of beautiful pictures.  Love the picture index!

Photo via Bridget

This photo makes me so happy!  Look at all of Bridget’s creations.  So cute!  If I can make one half as cute as Bridget’s I’d be happy!!

Bridget was kind enough to share a recipe from her book with us, her Gingerbread Cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies by Bridget Edwards

Makes 18 to 30 cookies, depending on cookie size

“I find myself wanting to make gingerbread all year long—not just in winter! For a warm-weather treat, try sandwiching a mixture of lemon curd and marshmallow cream between two gingerbread cookies. You’ll never wait until December again! As far as gingerbread cookies go, I like them thick and chewy. If you like yours a bit crispier, just roll them thinner.”

51/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

11/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

11/2 tablespoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, cold and cut into chunks

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Set this mixture aside. In the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, RECIPES cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses and egg. Mix until well combined.

Add the flour mixture in three parts, mixing on low speed until just combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Divide the dough in half and form into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare a rolling surface and roll out one of the disks (see Rolling and Cutting Cookie Dough on page 23). Cut as many shapes from the dough as possible and place them onto a prepared cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. Freezing the cookies helps them keep their shape while baking. Meanwhile, knead the scraps and remaining dough together and continue the rolling, cutting, and freezing process on a second prepared cookie sheet.

After freezing, immediately bake the cookies on the center rack of your oven for 9 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies appear done in the center. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet. With a thin cookie spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rotate the cookie sheets from the freezer to the oven to the cooling rack until all of the cookies are baked.

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Giveaway is now closed and winner has been notified.  Thanks.

Giveaway to win a copy of Bridget’s Book:

Here’s How To Enter:

1.  Leave a comment telling us, “What sugar cookie would you make first?”

For extra entries (leave separate comments for each)

2.  Join Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook.

3.  Tweet the following: Enter to win @Bakeat350tweets new Decorating Cookies Cookbook from @pickypalate today! http://picky-palate.com/?p=24890

3.  Contest closes December 10th, 8am PST.  US residents only.  Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to return my email to claim prize.


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I am so excited to introduce you to my friends from Lunch Pails & Lipstick.  It’s a brand new blog written by 3 beautiful moms full of great tips in Fashion, Beauty, Fitness and so much more.  They are offering a $200 Visa Gift Card as a giveaway for you today, just in time for some extra Christmas shopping money!

From left to right we have Jenna, Summer and Lisa.  Between the three of them you have celebrity fashion stylists, estheticians, and fitness professionals.  A couple days ago Jenna posted on Instagram that she just did Kristen Chenowith’s eyelashes.  Cool huh?  Summer styles numerous celebrities including David Archuleta from American Idol.

I’ve known Lisa for years.  Her sister and I are great friends from high school and Lisa and my sister Kim have been friends for ages.  So fun :)  She’s grown up to be such a beautiful woman, ok now I’m getting sappy, lol!  Lisa is an amazing trainer in AZ, wait until you see her photos.

One of my favorite posts from these gals is “What do You Have to Lose”  from Lisa.  She is known as one of the best trainers around, the results are unbelievable.  The proof is in the pudding if you ask me.  Take a look at this before and after photo.  You can see more photos HERE :)  Lisa gives some great tips to keep us in shape.

Another of my favorites is their Drugstore beauty must have products.  Who doesn’t love great deals and tips on that?  There are so many more great posts, you’ll have to see for yourself :)

Find Lunchpails & Lipstick on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Here’s How to enter the $200 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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