Enjoy wining and dining with Evine and the Deen Brothers giveaway #EvineEntertains

I have a secret to share. I don’t like to cook! I used to be a prolific cook and baker but I’ve gotten lazy and prefer to do the minimum. No longer having extra mouths to feed I make sure it’s easy for my husband and I. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to eat or entertain. I just do it the easy way. Big salads and fruit bowls are easy and should please everyone. Thanks to the shopping channel Evine and Deen Brothers I have new products and easy ways to do this. #EvineEntertains #EvinePartner.

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French Bull Melamine Two-tone Serving Bowl, 13″ Melamine Salad Servers, set of Mini Bowls

Recently we went to the local farmer’s market to see what we could bring to a casual dinner at a friend’s house on a lake. The end of summer brings some of our favorites like tomatoes and small cucumbers, local peaches, end of the season blueberries and strawberries. Putting together a salad and a bowl of fruit to bring was a breeze.

French Bull Melamine Two-tone Serving Bowl, 13″ Melamine Salad Servers, set of Mini Bowls

French Bull is a company that sells on Evine that has beautiful colorful melamine products for serving. The 12.5″ Melamine Two-tone Serving Bowl comes in a choice of purple/turquoise or pink/orange and complements the brightness of fruits and vegetables as well as livens up a bowl of chips, popcorn, or corn chips. What I truly love though are the French Bull Set of Two 13″ Melamine Salad Servers which come in a choice of 6 combinations. I have used these many times since I had previously bought them.

French Bull Salad Servers

Evine has sold out of the great French Bull mini Melamine Mini Bowls but I’m sure they’ll be back. The ones I have are a set of 6 mini bowls. These bright and cheerful colors and get a lot of use around my home. Hand my little ones a bowl of popcorn or Goldfish crackers in one of these bowls and they will sit quietly for a while (whew). They love the bright colors and I love the safety of these. These are all dishwasher safe and BPA-free.  (Similar set)

Paula Deen Set of Three (12 oz) Gourmet Dressings

When making a salad there’s Paula Deen’s Set of Three (12 oz) Gourmet Dressings. These are great as a marinade as well as salad and coleslaw. The three flavors are: –

  • Vidalia Onion Peppercorn which has a creamy sweet taste. Great on coleslaw or spinach salad. Even though I don’t like onions this is a delicious dressing so I’ll forgive it for having an oniony base.
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette which is my favorite. It’s a thinner light dressing and makes flavors stand out even more. My husband doesn’t like creamy things so this is perfect for him. Try it on fruit for a change too.
  • No Sugar Added Italian is recommended as a marinade as well as a tangy salad dressings. There’s no after taste which makes it a great choice. This is another that we both like.

Evine French Bull and Paula Deen dressings

Now we really want to add some fun to this gathering and that’s where Paula Deen’s sons The Deen Brothers and their Savannah Cellars wines come in. I’m a white wine drinker and certainly not a connoisseur but I find the Sauvignon Blanc to be a crispy slight sweet flavor that is easily consumed, maybe a little too easily! Here’s the official description of this wine:

Fresh, Subtle, Dry and Zesty.

Soft, delicate and refreshing with notes of white peach, green apple, white rose and lemon creme. Silky, subtle and beautifully balanced with apricot and lime zest to cleanse the palate.

The Deen Brothers Savannah Cellars Sauvignon Blanc wines

The Deen Brothers partnered with an award winning master vintner to develop the wines they sell. They are sold in sets of 3, 6 or 12 and you can even order a monthly subscription. A Sauvignon Blanc wine is to be consumed when young, this isn’t a wine that tastes better with aging so you can dig in right away!

The Deen Brothers Savannah Cellars Sauvignon Blanc wine

Evine has generously offered a discount for Beauty Info Zone readers. Use code FashionFlash15 to get 15% off with no minimum purchases from today until December 31, 2017 for new customers only.

Disclaimer: This offer is valid on purchases made online at evine.com for new customers only. To be considered a new customer one of the following must be true: shopper has no customer number in the Evine system; the shoppers credit card has not been used on any shipped orders; The shopper has a customer number in the Evine system but has no orders that have been fulfilled against that number. You may use this offer one time. May not be valid with other discounts or promotional offers. No cash value. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted, if sold or transferred. Not valid on merchandise offered by Evine’s paid programming partners or for the following types of merchandise: computers, electronics or Waterford. Evine reserves the right to substitute or cancel this promotion in the event of printing or system error.

And now for the giveaway!!! We will have two winners for your wining and dining pleasure. One winner will receive a 3 piece box of Deen Brothers Sauvignon Blanc Wine and another winner will win the French Bull bowl, salad servers and a set of mini bowls plus the set of 3 Paula Deen Gourmet Salad Dressings. Winners will be picked at random through the Rafflecopter widget. I cannot guarantee which prize each entrant will receive. This giveaway is limited to US residents 21 years of age or over, where permitted by law. Giveaway ends Wednesday, 8/30 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Follow the mandatory tasks on the Rafflecopter widget to enter to win. To gain additional entries, complete the optional tasks on the widget. Note: by participating in this giveaway entrant acknowledges that entrant’s email address will be shared with a third party. We are sorry but delivery to AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK and UT is currently prohibited by law.

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I’m ready to share the magic of Magic Opener with you

Do you believe in magic? I do since I’m still a kid at heart. Watching a magic show still makes me ooh and aah along with the audience. While the Magic Opener isn’t true magic, it definitely can help make some magic happen in your home.

The Magic Opener

The Magic Opener

While the Magic Opener Combo isn’t beauty related it is lifestyle and has been wonderful for me.

Magic Opener

Magic Opener

Magic Opener is a set of bottle openers that help you open just about anything. I personally struggle with opening almost everything from my prescription bottles to  water bottles, Diet Coke bottles, and Propel. With Magic Opener I don’t have to wait until my husband comes home to open whatever I want.

Magic Opener Plus and Mini

Magic Opener Plus and Mini

The little end pieces help me open pull tops too.

Magic Opener

Magic Opener

Altogether there are 8 sizes of openers to help you out even though it looks like 4 but notice that there are two depths. This set sells for $28.94. They have other products like Magic Opener Extreme for bigger cans that also has an Easy Ring Top opener for $24.99. The Original one is $19.99

Magic Opener Extreme

Magic Opener Extreme

Magic Opener original

Magic Opener original

Magic Openers aren’t sold in stores but they have a 90 day guarantee which helps with peace of mind although I’m sure you’ll like it. They are only sold on their website though I think they’d be smart to get into a store like Bed, Bath and Beyond. Where’s Shark Tank when you need them???  —  Marcia

Magic Opener Plus

Magic Opener Plus

  • Opens 16 popular brand bottle and can cap sizes
  • Includes a can opener for soda cans and larger food can pull-tabs
  • Includes 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee, no questions asked
  • Available online here. 
  • $29.84

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Moving day is now a reality – let’s lessen the stress

house frontI don’t know if moving is in your future but eventually it will be. For me it’s become a reality. As you know with reality TV shows, it can be a nightmare or it can be a pleasure. Step one for us was finding a Realtor that we trusted and knew our market. With houses often flying off the market within days of being listed we knew that we needed someone we could call to make an appointment ASAP. If you live in the Colombus Ohio region then you should consider these listings in Colombus.

Here’s what we did when we decided to move.

  1. Found our Realtor.
  2. Had a lot of discussions about what we wanted in a new home and neighborhood. I think my current house is fabulous and I loathe giving it up. But after two falls and a future knee replacement we decided we needed a ranch.
  3. You know the saying “location, location, location” I’m sure. That was something we discussed with our realtor too. We wanted to be in a certain area and we wanted the reality company to know those neighborhoods to guide us on our way.condo in columbus
  4. Get your financing in place. Your realtor can help with that if you don’t want to do research to find out what the rates offered are in your area. Mortgage rates are down so the market is hot and that’s when you should strike.
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  5. We got our first major argument out of the way. Speaking of stress, even being married for over 30 years doesn’t mean you see eye to eye. We had a lot of small disagreements and then one major one. That was the key though and we haven’t fought about the move since. Be amenable to listening to each other and being open to your partner’s desires and feelings.
  6. PURGE… it takes a while but it can actually be satisfying. I’m enjoying what I’ve kept out to use and at the same time amazed at what I’ve accumulated. We gave away dozens of huge bags to charity which helps us with a tax donation while it helps others at the same time. It was no surprise to our neighbors when we mentioned that we were moving once they saw the amount of garbage increase each week.moving7. Read up about ways to manage your stress level. This article from Forbes helped me put a lot of things in perspective.

    credit: moving.com

    credit: moving.com

  7. 8. Find a trusty moving company (or lose your friends!) which is another thing that you should be able to get help with from your realtor. If not check out a site like Moving.com for hints on moving and recommendations in your area.

Wish me luck for a quick sell on my current house and a smooth move. — Marcia

*this is done in collaboration with HER Realty