Saturday, November 22, 2014

TOMS x Target

Being the red-blooded American that I am, upon discovering news of a TOMS collaborating on a collection for Target, I did one of those white-girl-wearing-yoga-pants dances for joy!
The collection wasn't quite as large as I expected but it certainly didn't disappoint. There are items in the collection I sort of always wished TOMS made. TOMS is such a community focused company with truly worthwhile projects and causes. Because I would purchase things like sweaters, beanies, throw blankets and candles anyway, I would rather purchase from a company like TOMS and know my dollars were stretching in philanthropic directions.

Below are my favourites from the TOMS for Target collection available online and in Target stores.

logo zipper clutch $20 | candle $15 | yellow stripe throw blanket $30 | stoneware mug $12 | women's crewneck sweater $32 | classic shoes with bag $48 | logo reusable tote $12 | bracelet stack trio $ | gray women's beanie $16

Shop all TOMS + Target items HERE

Which items from the collaboration do you like best or have on your Holiday wish list this year? Have you already purchased from this collection and if so what are your thoughts? 
Leave your thoughts and comments below!

With Love, Rachel

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Easiest Gluten Free Cookie Recipe Ever

I'm sure you've seen cake box cookie recipes on Pinterest before... 
but did you know you can make amazing Gluten Free cookies the same way?!


2 eggs
1/2 c vegetable oil
2/3 c gluten free chocolate chips


Combine first three ingredients together in a mixing bowl and stir until combined. 
Add chocolate chips last and stir into dough gently.

Place tablespoons sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. 
Makes about 30 cookies.


Special thanks to my husband for being my hand model!

With Love, Rachel

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Piper & Leaf Tea Co. Giveaway

I just entered the Piper&Leaf x Glitter&Bow Pumpkin Moonshine Tea #Giveaway!

I am so excited to announce the November Giveaway sponsor is Piper & Leaf Artisan Tea Co! Piper & Leaf was established in 2013 in Huntsville, Alabama by some very old dear friends (Brigette Christopher even took my wedding photos!) that I have known since elementary school! 
Their delicious teas are locally sourced, blended by hand and packaged with love. All their current and most popular flavors are available for purchase online, in several locations around Alabama, as well as in their permanent shop at Lowe Mill Center for the Arts.
Pumpkin Moonshine tea brewing by Piper&Leaf Artisan Tea Co.

In the short time they have been in existence, Piper & Leaf has been featured by the likes of Southern Living, Southern Weddings and, as well has having been a food finalist for the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Award.
Pumpkin Moonshine tea brewing by Piper&Leaf Artisan Tea Co.

Today Piper & Leaf is giving you a chance to win a gift jar of 'Pumpkin Moonshine' (my absolute favourite tea blend)! Scroll to the end of this post to enter for a chance to win!
My favourite way to drink Pumpkin Moonshine tea:
  • Brew a whole packet of the 'essential' size bagged tea (available HERE) in about 3 cups of hot water for 5-8 minutes. (I use the fabric bag from the 'sample' size option to steep the tea as shown).
  • Remove the bag of tea and stir in 4 generous tablespoons of organic honey until dissolved. 
  • Pour tea concentrate and honey mixture into a glass jar with lid and let cool to room temperature.
  • Fill a 16oz. jar 1/2 full of vanilla Almond milk and 1/2 full of the tea concentrate and honey mixture.
  • Add ice cubes and a straw and ENJOY!
  • Store left over tea concentrate/honey mixture in the refrigerator for future tea cravings!
Pumpkin Moonshine tea brewing by Piper&Leaf Artisan Tea Co.

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With Love, Rachel