Jessica Mae

Friday, August 21, 2015

The PWD, Modest clothing & LDS Temple Dresses

I’d like to introduce you to an amazing company who specializes in modest clothing and LDS temple clothes, The PWD. The PWD is a family owned business who creates custom styles that helps you maintain a modest everyday look and provides you with cute LDS temple clothing. 

Right now their modest clothing line has two adorable dresses that are comfortable and great to wear for lots of occasions.  My favorite dress is the Rebekah Dress.  Its cotton spandex blend gives it some stretch when moving about and it's very comfortable when I’m lounging around. 



Their LDS temple clothing is not just designed to be appropriate for the temple, but it is also carefully created to make you feel beautiful and comfortable while wearing it.  They have a large variety of LDS temple dresses with eight different dress styles to choose from.


They have great customer service and will help you find the best dress for you. If you have any questions then don’t be hesitant to give them a call. 




Twitter;  @LDStempledress
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blackberry Jam Recipe

So the new area we are living in is quite rural. Lots of open fields, tobacco farms, and deer. I'm not used to it, but I love it so far. The quietness of it all is so relaxing and all I want to do is sit on my porch in my rocking chair everyday. A couple weeks ago Dallin and I went down the street to a farm to pick some blackberries. It was quite the experience. Trying to find the big ones while fighting off june bugs. They don't do anything to you, they're just big and make a loud zipping noise. Uhh I just get the shivers thinking about it. Overall it was a lot of fun. I will face the big bugs to get some fresh fruit :)







Anyways, the day after I decided to make some homemade bread and to go with it we made some homemade blackberry jam. Soooo good. I probably could have eaten the whole loaf by myself. I wanted to share the recipe because I miss sharing recipes that I enjoy on here. Honestly I use the internet ALL of the time for recipes so maybe someone will use this one! 

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups of blackberries(or another type of fruit)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar
dash of vanilla(optional)

Directions

Mash the berries in a saucepan with the heat on.

Add the sugar and wait for it to melt and become like a syrup.

Add the cornstarch.

Bring it all to a boil. Make sure you stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom.

Add the cinnamon and stir until it has thickened up. 10-15 mins.

Place in a container and put in the fridge.


So I didn't add the vanilla only because I didn't have any, but for some reason I feel like it would make it taste really good. I'm definitely going to try it next time. I also put my jam in a mason jar with a lid and it did just fine. Try this sometime and I hope you enjoy!



Sunday, August 16, 2015

Strong Lash Review with PROMO code


Hey everyone! It's me Jessica. In case you forgot.

I've got a fun review for y'all today! For the past 30 days I've been using Strong Lash. An eyelash serum to help grow your lashes, making them longer and fuller. I've never had eyelash extensions before, mainly because I don't think I need them. I'm lucky enough that I have always had long eyelashes. Strong Lash, however, helps eyelashes become more full and more healthy!

A huge plus is how inexpensive it is. Again, I've never had eyelash extensions before, but I'm sure they can add up in price over time if you continually get them. Strong Lash makes is affordable. I used it for 30 days and I still have more left to keep going. One tube can last 2-3 months.

These are my results. I don't think it really helped them grow too much longer yet, but definitely fuller. Gotta keep using it! I love putting my mascara on now! I'm usually doing 10 swipes per eye, but now I've cut back...I'm not the only one right?

Top: Before
Bottom: After

For best results apply twice a day. It's honestly so easy to do. You just use the little brush applicator and swipe it over your upper and lower lashes. Easy peasy. I'm going to keep using it and compare my pictures in another month. If it doesn't work, money back guaranteed! 



If you use code Jessica30 you will get 30% off your purchase! Do it! You won't regret it.


I took this picture at the end of my 30 days. I was headed to the beach :) I do have mascara on, but for me it's a big difference.





Thursday, June 11, 2015

Share your Summer with Coca-Cola

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias




This past weekend the weather was so nice! I couldn't resist a little trip to the beach. So my friends and I headed out to the beach to hang out, play some games, and enjoy each other's company. There's a game that's pretty big here called corn hole that we love to play and having it on the beach is always the best so that's what we did! Friends are the best. It's so important to me to be able to spend time with them. We all get so busy throughout the Summer, so being able to take some time to relax with each other is great! I have some of the best friends a girl could ask for.

Drinks are a definite must when it comes to going to the beach. There's nothing better than sipping an ice cold drink when I come out of the water. It always tastes like I dumped a thing of salt into my mouth when I'm in the ocean. For this beach outing I went to my local Walmart and grabbed some fun Coca-Cola for everyone. Yes, fun! As in they had names on them and other titles.




Walmart has the widest and organized selection of their Coca-Cola personalized 20 oz bottles. Their 20 oz. personalized bottles are perfect for all sorts of occasions. I grabbed some 20 oz. bottles with actual names on it and I grabbed a pack of cans that also have titles on it such as adventurer, bestie, and grill master! If you're looking for a certain name it's easier than ever now. Walmart now carries bins that make it simple to find what you're looking for and they have so many different names. Here is a list of Walmart stores that carry a large selection of the 20 oz personalized bottles here and if you can't find your store on the list, you can go to any Walmart store to find these! Want some ideas for sharing, you can look here! To me nothing is better than relaxing and doing what I love with my friends and my friends were all sure glad to have some yummy refreshment!











Cheers to this Summer!



What are your favorite labeled drinks?!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Day to Night Beach Waves by John Frieda®

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
#MyBeachBlonde #CollectiveBias


Summer is here and in full swing! Lots of sunny days, hanging out with friends and family, and days at the pool or beach. I'm living back at the beach now, which is where I'm originally from and I'm loving it. I'm definitely a beach girl over a mountain girl. We've already been spending most of our Summer days at the beach here. 

I feel like in the Summer the days are always so packed with things to do. Wake up then go to the beach/pool and then for me it's usually go out to eat at a restaurant then go hang out with friends. That transition from being gone all day to, well...being gone even more can be tough when you want to freshen up and get ready. I've got just the stuff to help. I went to my local Walmart and got the John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt SprayBeach Blonde™ Cool Dip™ Shampoo, and the Beach Blonde™ Smooth Seas™ Conditioner.


All of the products work really well. The shampoo and conditioner have a nice, fresh minty smell! They're definitely great for helping to prep my hair for a beachy look. I really like the conditioner because it actually gets tangles out of my hair! Have you ever gotten a conditioner that doesn't do its job?? I sure have. The best product is the Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray. I know it says blonde, but it's great for all hair colors and hair styles. Infused with sea salt it went onto my hair great. It didn't have that crunchy feeling that some other sprays have and this smell is amazing! Coconut! I feel so tropical wearing it. Honestly the smells alone sold me. I definitely made sure to spray it all throughout my hair to get it evenly textured.


I have some steps here on how I do a little day to night look. It's pretty simple and I'm sure you can come up with more elaborate hair styles, but I like simple. It's nice to have it in a braid during the day, especially at the beach and then it's able to really add more of those waves.












Let me know what you think?? Are these products you would be interested in? Check them out here!

Be sure to check out John Frieda® on Youtube and Facebook!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day Shenanigans

Hello all! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a good Memorial Day. I'm very grateful for the past veterans who have served and put their time towards this country's freedom. I also have such a strong gratitude for those who are serving now. It was nice being able to spend time with my family on Memorial Day because family is what it's all about :)

Here is a silly little video with my brother and Dallin :)



Monday, May 18, 2015

Zesty Lime Onion Ring Burger

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Hanging out with my family eating good food is one of my favorite things to do! Especially now that it's Spring(don't worry Summer is almost here) it's so nice to be outside enjoying a good meal that you don't feel guilty eating after. I have a delicious recipe for a zesty lime onion ring burger that is sure to have everyone wanting more! A great recipe for the spring time that's healthy and tasteful. You can use any sort of burger you would like. We used black bean burgers and I headed to my Walmart close by and picked up some of these Alexia all-natural onion rings which is the icing on the cake for this burger! They were right with the other fries in the aisle.





Zesty Lime Onion Ring Burger

For this recipe you will need the Alexia onion rings, some feta cheese, and the zesty lime sauce.

Sauce:

-1/2 cup greek yogurt
-2 limes
-bunch of cilantro(we used 2 bunches)
-pinch of salt
-1/2 of a jalapeƱo

Mix all together in a blender.

It's pretty simple. Add whatever toppings you would like to your burger then the onion rings, some feta cheese, and the lime sauce. It really is a great combination of flavors and perfect for an outdoor dinner with the family.




It's so nice finding food that is all natural and contains no GMO's. Alexia all natural products have 0g trans fat products. They have such a variety of organic products to choose from. This burger would pair up so well with either their rosemary and sea salt fries or the Alexia sweet potato fries with sea salt. Yum!! I want it all!

Do you have any good ideas/recipes using onion rings?! Let me know in the comments! I love trying new recipes :)