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Cast iron cookware for camping

Cast iron cookware is versatile and durable. Cook a steak, make cornbread, make a burger, a pork chop – it can be used to cook just about anything.

We love to use our cast iron when we are camping, it’s easy to clean up right over the campfire.  Just boil water in the pan and deglaze with a wooden spoon to get the crunchy bits off (um, usually bacon or burgers) and BAM – easy peasy, really.  And if a bear decides to come visit they are heavy enough to smack him if he gets too close 😉

Emeril Cast Iron Reversible Grill

All-Clad - Emeril Cast Iron Matte Enamel Single Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle

All-Clad – Emeril Cast Iron Matte Enamel Single Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle – $35.00, 13.74 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

This is perfect for making bacon and pancakes over the campfire grate.  


Bayou Classics Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Bayou Classics Cast Iron Dutch Oven


Cast Iron Combo Cooker

Lodge - LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker

Lodge – LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker – $37.52 (32% off), Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com


Lodge Two Handle Cast-Iron Skillet

Lodge - Logic Two Handle Cast-Iron Skillet

Lodge – Logic Two Handle Cast-Iron Skillet , 17-Inch – 17″ dia. – Lodge Logic – $57.75, See Site shipping – Available at Katom

YUM — this is so good for fresh trout straight from the river!


Dutch Oven

Lodge - Camp Dutch Oven With Lid 2-Quart Cast Iron

Lodge – Mfg Co L8CO3 Camp Dutch Oven With Lid 2-Quart Cast Iron – Camp Lid/Feet – – $39.99, 7.95 shipping – Available at Bass Pro Shops

We use our dutch oven for stews, chili and spaghetti sauce when we need to feed large groups at the campground.


Calphalon Kitchen Essentials Cast Iron Square Grill

Calphalon - Kitchen Essentials Cast Iron Square Grill - 10


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Best Stocking Stuffers for Women

Best Stocking Stuffers for Women

Its that time of year and picking gifts for your loved ones can be a hassle.  No need to be intimidated or frustrated.  Here are some great stocking stuffers ideas for women.

GoPro - HERO4 Silver Action Camera - CHDHY-401

GoPro – HERO4 Silver Action Camera – CHDHY-401

Her cell phone can really only do so much.  Surprise the woman in your life with a GoPro!  I’d personally love to use one out on walks with my kids, it’s amazing what we see and it would be priceless to capture their reactions on camera – you know, like that one time my oldest son tried to touch a garden snake for the first time 😉

 

GoPro – HERO4 Silver Action Camera – CHDHY-401 – $169.96 (61% off), Free shipping – Available at KellycoDetectors.com

 

Pur Minerals, 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Color Cosmetics

Pressed Mineral Makeup

Give her something that she uses everyday.  Makeup is a gift that keeps on giving.  This Pur Minerals compact has an enhanced formula with everything she would love – great coverage, lightweight feel, no-mess mineral makeup, and built-in skincare ingredients. Proven to smooth away the look of lines and wrinkles, plump, lift and firm the skin’s appearance and balance uneven skin tone

Pur Minerals – 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Color Cosmetics (Blue) – $27.00, Free shipping – Available at 6pm.com

 

Silver Diva - Designer Inspired Sterling Silver Heart Tag Charm Bracelet

Sterling Silver Heart Tag Charm Bracelet

What would make her happier than finding jewelry at the bottom of her stocking?

 

Silver Diva – Designer Inspired Sterling Silver Heart Tag Charm Bracelet – $89.00, 2.95 shipping – Available at Overstock Silver

 

Dolce & Gabbana - The One Perfume by Dolce Gabbana

Perfume by Dolce Gabbana

She will love Dolce & Gabbana perfume and it’s the perfect size for the stocking.  This perfume has warmth and radiates with sun-touched citrus, fruity notes of luscious lychee and succulent peach.

Dolce & Gabbana – The One Perfume by Dolce Gabbana – Women 1.6oz Spray Eau de Parfum – $49.69, Free shipping – Available at FragranceX.com

(23 reviews)

 

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L’Occitane Gift Card $100

Perfect as a last minute beauty gift.  Redeemable online and in L’Occitane boutiques that offer high quality beauty products and fragrances, using techniques phytotherapy and aromatherapy with organic and all natural ingredients.

L’Occitane – Gift Card $100 – $100.00, See Site shipping – Available at L’Occitane en Provence

 

Magazine - Dr. Oz The Good Life (12 Months, 10 Issues)

Dr. Oz The Good Life

Dr. Oz The Good Life subscription would last all year. Tips for cooking easy and healthy meals, staying fit, and squeezing more fun out of every day, Dr. Oz, The Good Life offers trusted advice and motivation to help her achieve her goals.

 

Magazine – Dr. Oz The Good Life (12 Months, 10 Issues) – $27.00, Free shipping – Available at Speedy Mags

 

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Organic Matcha Giveaway!‏

Organic Matcha Green Tea Giveaway!

 

 

Matcha, is Green Tea leaves that has been grounded into a very fine powder. If you are looking to enhance your energy, focus and overall health organically Matcha Green Tea Power is what you been looking for.

Matcha Green Tea can be added to a mug of hot water, lattes, smoothies and even hot cocoa. Matcha can be added to your favorite batch of cookies to give an infusion of antioxidants and give Santa a simple way to get a boost this Holiday Season.

Are you ready for a Matcha Giveaway?

One lucky Desafío In The City reader will get an exclusive coupon code for 1 bag of ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA POWDER!

To win just enter the Giveaway Tool below. The giveaway will run from 10/19/14 through 11/2/14 at 12AM EST and is Open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18 and older. The winner will be chosen at random. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email (consider adding desafiointhecity (at) gmail (dot) com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Can wait to see if you are a winner?

For a limited time, KissMe Organics is offering a 20% discount on their Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder to all Desafío In The City Readers!

Click HERE to purchase

Coupon Code Details:

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Discount: 20% OFF

Expire: 11/22/2014

 

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Sara Druck - YAY Robyn – this looks fun 🙂

Maren - I did the Organic Matcha giveaway.

Snap by Groupon – A Review

Snap by Groupon – A Review

I’m a bargain hunter by default so I am just giddy about the new Snap app by Groupon.  This thing is the BOMB — no more haling around paper coupons, say what???

How do you use it?

1.  Signup for the Snap app account and then download it for your iPhone or Android phone OR you can even use it from your desktop.
2.  Do your regular shopping at any store, yes any store!
3.  Once you’re done just upload your receipt and then they’ll add cash to your account.
4.  Cash out once you’ve reached $20 or more.

YES IT’S THAT SIMPLE.  Crazy right?

I just logged in to see what some of my deals are and here’s what I see:
– $1.00 back on any gallon of milk
– $3.00 back on Huggies diapers
– Chance to win a year of groceries
– $1.00 on any loaf of bread

So what are you waiting for?  Get signed up NOW and get saving!

Snap by Groupon - A Review

About Me – Currently

There seems to be a big trend right now on what you’re currently doing — or on Instagram #WIDN (What I’m Doing Now). I thought it might be fun to play along here in blog land.

Watching:
The nightly news – boring! It’s really just kind of on in the background while I blog. I am finally trying to get into True Blood on HBO though, I’m about half way through season one.

Reading:
Worth Every Penny by Sarah Petty. I’m loving it for tips on my boutique photography business (Blue Egg Photography)

Listening To:
Nothing special — just the local radio station on my weekly grocery runs with my youngest!

Working On:
Too many things!  Creating a backdrop for our PTO Fall Festival (I’m the photographer), getting the house ready for my family to come visit next week, a chevron quilt for my daughter’s bed and a Christmas quilt just for fun.  Hopefully I can get those quilts finished before my sister gets here next week, she’s great at helping me machine quilt them!

Feeling:
Tired – it’s getting late and I know the kids will be up bright and EARLY.  7:00 am is sleeping in around here (sigh).

Planning:
A big family dinner for Saturday – I’m thinking about a crockpot hawaiian ham.  Does anyone have any other great crockpot ideas?  Something easy, feeds 10+ from age 3 and up?  Yeah, fun huh?  Crockpot ham it is!

Loving:
This fall weather — it’s gorgeous in SW Washington right now and the forecast has us in the mid-70s for the next week.  I’m SO excited!  Cold, crisp mornings and warm afternoons are my favorite part about fall!

My Favorite Photo:
My favorite changes almost daily – I always have a camera in hand!  I took this one of my oldest boy the other night — he gave me about 5 minutes of standing still and spent the rest of the time dancing and chasing snakes.  It’s always an adventure around here!

Ryans fall photo - robynbuildsanest.com