Archive for November, 2012

Petite Treats Cookbook Review

[ 161 ] November 30, 2012 |

Petite Treats : Mini Versions of your Favorite Baked Delights

Petite Treats

Petite Treats by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth $14.95


still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: On December 11, 2012, you can find the cutest darn version ever of bakery treats in Mini Sizes.  Good things come in small packages—and now so do all of your favorite desserts! Petite Treats by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth illustrates with vibrant photos and compact recipes how to make all your  sweet treats in a guilt free size. These same author wrote the book Mini Pies and are the founders of Mini Empire Bakery in Seattle.

Petite Treats choco lava cake

Choco Lave Cake from Petite Treats

Petite Treats : Everyone’s secret dessert fantasy in mini-size

Here’s just a few delicious bites you can find in the book:

Banana-Blueberry Muffins
• Glazed Pumpkin Scones
• Lemon Zest Coffee Cakes
• Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
• Blackberry-Lime Pies
• Boston Cream Whoopie Pies
• Jelly Donuts
• Black Forest Cakes
• Tiramisu

The Perfect Place to serve Petite Treats

Where would I serve Mini treats?

  • Weddings
  • Bridal Showers
  • Baby Showers
  • Kids Lunch
  • Ladies Buffet
  • Afternoon Tea
Petite Treat whiskey cupcakes
Petite Treat whiskey cupcakes

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy it at


11-30 through 12-14-2012 11:59 PM  EST


$60 Prize, 4 Winners will take home 1 copy of Petite Treats ($14.95/each)  Watch for our Flash Giveaway later this Week!

UPDATED:  The Petite Treats Cookbook Giveaway is over.  The Giveaway had 2606 entries.  See Giveaway Winners.


Blog Notes


Also enter all of our other giveaway that we have going on for the HOLIDAYS

Beam N Read Hands Free Light

$300 Beam N Read Personal, 10 Winner Giveaway

Ends 12-17


SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat Review 150

$200 Scottevest Penny Coat Giveaway

Ends 12-10


Lolita Designs Holiday WIne Collection

$50 Designs by Lolita Holiday Wine Glass Giveaway

Ends 12-12


Artifact Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

$72 Artifact wooden Jigsaw Puzzles Giveaway

Ends 11-6


Coolibar Review

$120 Coolibar Review Sun Protection Clothing

ENDS 12-07


Pssst!  If you read all the Way to Here, you get to know a secret.  Starting Monday, Dec. 3 throught Dec.23, Keenly Kristin and I will be doing FLASH GIVEAWAYS every night from 12:00PM to 12:00 AM.  SUPER QUICK SUPER FUN!  BE READY cuz the each Flashin’ Santa last just 12 hours!



Feeding America Unilever Cross Off Hunger Campaign #BetterTogether

[ 1 ] November 30, 2012 |

Food Bank’s Top 10 Most Needed Items

Feeding America Unilever

Feeding America Unilever are highlighting the Top 10 items needed by Food Banks as part of their Cross off Hunger Campaign

Top 10 Food Bank Items that you can donate

Small Action add up to Big Differences.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Items that you can donate to your Local Food Bank

  • 1. Non Perishable Grains
  • 2.  Spread
  • 3.  Instant Meals & Soups
  • 4. Canned Vegetables & Fruit
  • 5. Canned Protein
  • 6. Personal Care
  • 7.  Baby Needs
  • 8. Sauces and Gravies
  • 9. Beverages
  • 10. Your help and Time!

Unilever Makes Many of the Common Food Bank Items

Feeding America Unilever

Unilever–Maker of many well loved (and needed) products

Some examples of Unilever’s family-friendly, household brands include:

  • Hellmann’s
  • Knorr
  • Dove
  • Vaseline
  • Skippy
  • Lipton
  • Suave
Unilever is focusing on Sustainable Living.  A wonderful example of that is their contribuitons to local food banks.

What Unilever is doing

Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts.  Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop.  Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.

What I am Doing to help Cross off Hunger

I am making you aware that you can show your support to Crossing off Hunger by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop.  I will be telling you more (next week) about the Unilever brands that I love and how I add those to my cart to support the Crossing off Hunger campaign.  I think it is so wonderful that Unilever is focusing on an Overall Sustainable Living Plan that will help one billion people improve their health and well being.  If you visit, Unilever’s site  MakingLifeBetter, you can get even more details about the  the hunger crisis overall and the role that Food Banks play.  Their is an Interactive Learning tool where you can take the first step to CROSS OFF HUNGER by learning what is being done and what you can do. Visit the Cross off Hunger effort on Facebook and Twitter as well.

“I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and  Unilever  #CBias #SocialFabric”

Designs by Lolita Holiday Wine Glass Review

[ 172 ] November 29, 2012 |

Designs by Lolita Wine Glasses will complete your Girlfriend List
Lolita Designs Holiday WIne Collection

Designs by Lolita for the Holidays: Left to Right –“Shop a Holiday”, “Cherry Mismas”, “Holiday Bouquet”, “Holiday Wine”
still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: Designs by Lolita is making their Holiday appearance on Still Blonde after all these YEARS!  How can you not love these handpainted wild wine glasses?  We have previously featured their “Better than Sweater” wine glass last Christmas and the “You’re the Best”  wine glass from this spring.

Designs by Lolitta for some Holiday FUN!

True Confession, I drink a little red wine almost every night before bed (for medicinal purposes)…and I only drink my wine from Lolita Glasses.  That’s why I was so thrilled to review a new special Christmas one to celebrate the holiday.  Look at this beauty! Shoes AND shopping!

shop-a-holiday wine glass Designs by Lolita

Lolita Designs Shop a Holiday Wine Glass ($24)

Not only do all the  Lolita wine glasses have their own special recipe on the bottom but they are all handpainted.  Many include whimsical touches.  The one featured above and that I was lucky enough to review came with its own feather boa around the base.  Note too the wild and fun design of each glass.  Lolita’s has so many different choices, that you will find something personal for every women over 45 on your list!   Highly recommend!

Psst! Forgot to say..Every wine glass comes in its very own designer carrying box that is perfect for gift giving.  Slap a bow on the box and you are good to go! Also, Lolita Healy is the CEO of Lolita Designs and a lovely blonde to boot..that explains so much..DOESN’T IT?

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy these fantastic handpainted wine glasses at Designs by Lolita


Giveaway Runs from November 29 through Dec. 12


$50 Prize  One Lucky winner will choose two of their favorite Lolita Wine Glasses from the Holiday collection. (Company may substitute if your choice is not available)


The Designs by Lolita Holiday Wine Glass Giveaway is over.  The Rafflecopter entry device has been removed and had 3137 entries.  See Giveaway Winners! 

Blog Notes

This Giveaway is part of the Blog Pop Event.  Head on over to the Master Linky and enter all the other Giveaways.  New giveaways everyday!

Fashionista Events

SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat Review

[ 323 ] November 28, 2012 |

SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat, Great for that Transition into Winter
Scottevest Penny Coat

Scottevest Penny Coat ($200) as worn by the Chief Blonde on Small Business Saturday!
still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: If you have been hanging around here at all, you have heard me go on and on discuss SCOTTEVEST.  We first reviewed the SCOTTEVEST Molly Jacket in June and the SCOTTEVEST Trench was our giveaway for our October Semi-Annual Fashionista Event.

It’s no shock then to say I was ecstatic when the asked me to review their newest coat, the SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat .  Like the Model T Ford, it only comes in black..but that is the only resemblance to anything old fashioned.  This coat is Tech Enabled such that the 14 (yes I SAID 14) pockets can be used to wear all your electronic devices including your iPad!

Here’s some of the Features that I just must rave about:

  • Machine washable (this was a BIG wow for me!)
  • Water and stain resistant
  • Sleeve pocket in the cuff for easy access to Metro Card or IDs
  • Coat looks great (good lines) even with full pockets
  • Quality Zipper  ( very important in a winter coat)
Well to be honest, here’s the feature I like the best.  I look darn cute in the SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat.  Maybe not a good as the company owner, Laura Jordan, but still, it’s a very very flattering coat and warm too!  Women over 45– I highly recommend SCOTTEVEST and the NEW Penny coat!

Scottevest Penny Coat 2

The Chief Blonde and SCOTTEVEST company owner Laura Jordan (her husband SCOTT is there too) in the Penny Coat

Watch Laura Jordan, President and Co-Company Owner of SCOTTEVEST (AND a  lovely Woman over 45!) giving the details of the Penny Jacket in this video!  Isn’t she GREAT?

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy the Penny Coat at SCOTTEVEST’s website.


Giveaway runs from Nov. 28th through Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST


One LUCKY LUCKY WINNER will take home the SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat ($200 MSRP)

UPDATE: The SCOTTEVEST Penny Coat Giveaway is over.  The Rafflecopter entry device has been removed and had 4925 entrants.  See Giveaway Winners! 

Blog Notes


I featured this Blog post on the Bloggers Do it Better, “How Bloggers Wear Winter Coats” Hop