Emile Cordon

Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Pot

Emile Cordon

Think of No. 1 Lisa lip pot it as an enchanting potion. With notes of rose champagne, fresh tea rose and strawberry leaves, this Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Pot emanates a unique fragrance full of cosmopolitan appeal. We love how it reduced the appearance of our fine lines and left our lips feeling soft and smooth.

Made with top quality ingredients and approved by a New York perfumer that works on the scent, this product feels very moisturizing and hydrating on our lips. It heals and softens chapped lips, has a plumping effect, and helps reduce lip lines. You will end with an improved circulation in the skin and fully protect from sun drying effects.

The lip treatment is like a luxury facial for your lips that recharge sand rejuvenates your pout. One pot has an array of possible uses: apply as a lip treatment, nourish cuticles, protect skin, soothing after sun exposure. Use it daily, alone or under makeup.

Can we share a secret tip? Apply it under lipstick to have your lip products glide on effortlessly. It also works to highlight cheekbones, tame rogue eyebrows and as an eyeshadow base for dewy eyes. Talk about a versatile product!

All five lip pots in the collection are tinted with a lovely variety of pastel colors. The fact that the packaging is so elegant and classy makes this is our latest obsession for a gorgeous kisser! Thank you, Emile, for the opportunity to try your amazing product!

Toffee-Apple Dip

Fall Season Sweet Toffee-Apple Dip Recipe & Video

Toffee-Apple Dip
Fall asks for family and friend gatherings around delicious food. Today we bring you a super-easy to make toffee apple dip. Try this simple recipe the next time you are entertaining guests and see why this classic combination never gets old.

Toffee dips pair perfectly with fresh fruit, but it’s no coincidence that apples are its best friends. Pick your to-go apples for dipping. Ours is Granny Smith apples because their sour distinct tart flavor compliments the sweetness of the dip so well. Gala and Honeycrisp apples are also delicious! Now that you have the apples, let’s look at the ingredients for the dip:

Ingredients needed:

1 8oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 8oz package Milk Chocolate Heath Toffee Bits

Start by softening the cream cheese. Mix all the other ingredients, except Toffee Bits, in a mixer until blended. Then just add the candy bits and fold them in. Pro tip: you might want to save some bits for garnishing later.

This recipe is easy enough even for two busy orchids like ourselves. Just imagine how those toffee bits offer crunchiness to the dip. It’s sweet perfection. Every bite tastes heavenly since the creamy texture of the dip clashes with the rawness of the apples. Remember you can use lemon or pineapple juice over the apple slices to keep them from browning.

The difficult part is not standing there and devour the whole thing with a spoon before it ever meets an apple slice. To eliminate double dipping, we suggest you slice the apples thin. Caution when consuming: highly addictive.

No doubt this is a yummy recipe and will be guaranteed to be a hit at your next party. A crowd pleaser, like most classics, this will soon become your favorite apple dip. Beware: guests will go nuts over it!

Autumn Harvest Salad

 

Autumn Harvest Salad

Autumn Harvest Salad

Autumn Harvest Salad Recipe & Video

Autumn Harvest Salad

Autumn Harvest Salad

Autumn Harvest Salad

Autumn Harvest Salad Recipe & Video

Wait. Before scrolling away, give this salad a chance! We can tell what you’re thinking: when it comes to making a salad at home it never tastes quite as good as the one from your favorite restaurant. Wrong!

Have you met our delicious Autumn Harvest Salad? Loaded with a wonderful combination of ingredients and topped with a dressing that’s bursting with flavor, this recipe will make you rethink your approach to salads.

Being truthful to the season, we pick our ingredients accordingly: romaine lettuce, arugula, shallots, sliced pears, blue cheese, and pecans. For the dressing, we go for a mix of white balsamic and Dijon mustard.

As you can see from the list, we keep it simple. We love the combination of tender greens and crisp romaine. The cheese provides the smooth and the nuts for crunch, so it has plenty of color and texture.

Proof that vibrant salads are real, our Autumn Harvest Salad is full of flavor and perfect for a cozy evening at home or a special occasion gathering. A light salad like ours won’t leave you feeling weighed down with the advantage of still being flavor-packed, healthy, and satisfying. It also does wonders as a compliment to any meal.

Out homemade dressing is made of white balsamic vinaigrette, Dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, and seasonings. It has the right combination of sweet and tangy goodness. When added to the salad it creates the perfect balance of flavors with every bite. Can a salad be indulgent? Your 2 Orchids say so!

Recipe:

Romaine Lettuce
Baby Arugula
1 Red pear (sliced)
1 Brown pear (sliced)
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Pecan Pieces ( We used Honey )

Directions:

Start by washing the lettuce. Chop the Romaine and add Baby Arugula in a large bowl. Combine and toss all ingredients together then add dressing.

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing:

I medium shallot chopped
3 TB. Honey
2 TB. White balsamic vinegar
1 TB. Dijon Mustard
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk constantly until mixture is emulsified.

Centerpiece

Centerpiece

Yes, these boots were made for walking! Truth be told, after some miles every pair earns its rest. That’s why we are changing it to some boots were made for decorating! Our next DIY project is about taking a pair of cowboy boots and transforming it into a killer centerpiece.

We can’t think of a cuter centerpiece for a number reasons – not that you need one! Amongst our favorite themes are: Wedding Day, Rustic or Country Wedding Theme, Outdoor Barbecue, Graduation Party, Picnic, and more.

If you are always looking for ways to add a little country cowgirl touch in anything you do, this simple project does the trick. Just grab your favorite pair of cowboy boots and stuff with some filler such as paper or craft foam.

Add fresh or faux flowers that represent any season or event and make something to click your heels on about. For extra customization, accessorize with bandanas, bales of hay and a few horseshoes.

The boot centerpiece in the picture was made from scratch for Lauren’s niece’s graduation party, which was an outdoor barbecue-themed party, as you might remember from our previous post. We used Sunflowers in all colors, shapes, and sizes mixed with greenery and Cattails we arranged inside the boots.

We then sprayed mason jars with gold glitter spray paint and rolled with extra glitter for more sparkle. You can set the glitter by spraying with hairspray. Remember: there is nothing as too much sparkle!

For our centerpiece, we also added faux flowers and some burlap, although jute also works for the ties. These type of accessories are also great when used for fall decor. If you find yourself stumped for ideas, head over to Pinterest for more inspiration.

Time to grab your boots and start preparing your next centerpiece. Don’t worry if don’t have a special occasion around the corner, no one needs and excuses to show off an original DIY decoration project.

The time of year for campfires, football season kickoffs, and loads of crisp air, is here!  We have food-related ideas to help you embrace Fall: it only takes four simple ingredients to make an instant crowd pleaser, S’mores Pops!

Marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers and pretzel sticks or lollipop sticks are all you’ll need for our grab and go version of s’mores. Instead of making the traditional ones by the fire this season, try this simple and quick recipe that will have both kids and adults craving more.

They were the perfect complement to the dessert tent during the graduation party for Lauren’s niece, which was a country western backyard barbecue. Using her choco-maker, she melted Giannos’ Milk Chocolate.

While the chocolate was melting, she placed a pretzel stick into each marshmallow without poking entirely through the other side.

With help of a food processor, Lauren crushed her graham crackers, dipped each marshmallow into the chocolate and then into the graham crackers. The next step was simply lining a baking sheet with parchment paper for cooling and displaying on a festive serving tray or cake tower.

Made indoors in a few steps, these amusing S’mores Pops have all the campfire feeling without the campfire hazard! 

S'mores

S'mores

S'mores

To make S’mores Pops you will need the following:

•Marshmallows
•Chocolate
•Graham Crackers
•Pretzel Sticks or Lollipop Sticks

For the 2 Orchids Youtube Video on how to make:

Smores Pops, Backyard BBQ & A Little Shopping/ Lauren’s Vlog

S'mores

S'mores