This Bar Saves Lives Apple Cashew Cream Cups

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Cashew Cream, Green Apple & This Bar Saves Lives Parfait | A Bit of Bees KneesHomemade, cinnamon vanilla bean cashew cream layered with tart green apples, crumbled This Bar Saves Lives and a “salted caramel” date drizzle on top! I made this¬†little baby to-go and tucked it safely in the passenger seat on my way to work. Precious cargo ūüėČ

Any flavor of @thisbar will do! Wild blueberry pistachio, dark chocolate cherry & sea salt, Madagascar vanilla honey & almond or peanut butter strawberry & sea salt. I used wild blueberry pistachio + Madagascar vanilla honey & almond. All of them are fantastic!

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Cashew Cream
1 cup raw unsalted cashews (soaked in water over night)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
pinch of salt

Directions
Drain the cashews. Pour 1/4 cup of fresh water and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to add more water depending on the consistency you desire.

“Salted Caramel Sauce”
3 soft medjool dates
2 tbsp water
pinch of salt

Directions
Blend in a food possessor or mash with the back of a fork (whatever is easiest for you) until smooth. Strain sauce through a mesh sieve to remove any hard bits of date.

Crumble up your This Bars and layer it up! If you want to learn more about This Bar Saves Lives check out my post or head over to their website! Their Non-GMO, gluten free, fair trade, bee friendly snacks will make your tummy happy and also provide food for children in need all over the world. We eat together!
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This Bar Saves Lives X A Bit of Bees Knees | Giveaway

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This Bar Saves Lives is making its debut in all California Starbucks! This is great guys…REALLY GREAT! These yummy bars actually do save lives. Here’s how it works. For every bar you buy, their non-profit partner makes a life-saving packet of food. Then they send that food to where it’s needed most. Boom. You helped save a child’s life. How cool is that?

This Bar Saves Lives has partnered with Edesia¬†and Action Against Hunger to provide malnourished children with vital nutrients needed to treat and prevent stunting ‚Äď a condition caused by a diet lacking in essential calories, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals ‚Äď which not only affect a child‚Äôs growth, but also their lifelong health and productivity. 2.6 million children die from severe acute malnutrition each year. And ‚ÄúThis Bar Saves Lives‚ÄĚ has distributed 1,000,000 bars and counting! Let‚Äôs keep it up and save more lives!

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GIVEAWAY!

We‚Äôve got a GIVEAWAY contest for you (on my instagram)! In celebration of their launch at Starbucks, This Bar Saves Lives is giving away a box of bars and a $10 Starbucks gift card¬†to a lucky winner at random. I will notify the winner via¬†insta message next week. Contest ends the night of November 16th! US citizens only please. By entering you are confirming that you are 13+ years of age, agree to Instagram’s terms of use and release Instagram from any and all responsibility. Here‚Äôs how you play:

#1  Follow @thisbar  on Instagram
#2 Tag 2 friends  (in a comment below) to help spread the word on This Bar Saves Lives and ending world hunger!

That’s it! Have fun friends! I wish you luck!

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This Bar Saves Live РWe eat together.  A yummy snack for you and life saving meal for a child in need.


Jord Watch & A Day at the Cabin

Jord Watch Frankie | A Bit of Bees Knees
The mountains were calling this weekend. We thought some fresh air and a hike would be good for our souls. That view of the rainstorm rolling in was fantastic… it even matched my Sandalwood & Smoke Frankie Watch. I‚Äôm partnering with Wood Watches by Jord¬†this month for a fun GIVEAWAY. One lucky winner will receive a $75 e-gift card and the rest of you will get $20 off your purchase just for entering. Win win! Christmas is around the corner and these natural wood watches are a stunning gift for your loved ones (or yourself)!

What I love about my Jord Frankie series watch:

This particular watch is listed in both men‚Äôs and women‚Äôs watches on Jord’s website, so Daniel and I can share it! Although, I caught him adding an extra link to fit his wrist, so it looks like he‚Äôs planning on stealing it. Someone was very¬†eager to claim it as his own! I‚Äôll just have to get one for myself. More about the watch‚Ķ I love the simplistic style, smoky grey face¬†and rich sandalwood strap. You can tell that Jord takes pride in manufacturing their one- of ‚Äďa-kind wooden watches. The watch arrived in the beautiful¬†branded wooden box – wrapped around a mini burlap pillow. There is even a tiny magnetic drawer to safely keep a cleaning cloth, extra links and pins for resizing. If you‚Äôre wracking your brain to find a gift this holiday season (or anytime), look no further, this is it. The presentation is thoughtful¬†and the watch is gorgeous.

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GIVEAWAY CONTEST will end on DEC 4th!
Good luck friends!

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This post was sponsored by JORD who kindly gifted me this watch to wear, test and review. However, all opinions are my own.



Beautiful Basic Invites

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I’m a tad obsessed with stationery. ¬†My friend and I often write letters back and forth between Virginia and California.¬†I really enjoy the formality of paper cards, letters and invites. There is something so¬†special¬†and exciting about receiving these goodies in the mail. I keep my favorite cards in a box at home – little mementos of friendship.

When¬†Basic Invites¬†approached me, I was amazed by their¬†gorgeous¬†stationery selection.¬†Basic Invites is one of the few sites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you decide on¬†a design, you can change the color of any tiny detail you want – 180 different color options! How cool is that? In the past, I’ve spent¬†hours scouring¬†the internet trying to find¬†that perfect color invite to match the look feel of a party… especially for¬†wedding invitations¬†and¬†showers. A common question I was asked when planning our¬†wedding¬†was, “What are your wedding colors?” Basic Invites makes matching your invitation colors very easy for you.
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Basic Invites also lets you print a sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will look and feel before you commit to ordering a certain paper quality and multiple invitations. Having a real sample in your hands before you order will save you time and money (no mistakes)!
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They have 40 Different Colors of Envelopes РBasic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one.
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Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from affordable save the dates to wedding invitations, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!
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Basic Invites is your one stop shop for all your wedding paper necessities as well as baby shower invitations, birth announcements, meal planners, holiday cards, recipe cards and much more.

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Smokey Cinnamon Clove Pomegranate Kirsch

Smokey Cinnamon Clove Pomegranet Kirsch Smash
Indulging in a smokey cinnamon clove pomegranate kirsch, because it’s feeling like fall around here and I’m really excited. It’s getting darker earlier and the nights are cooler. This is the perfect drink for unwinding on this Friday night. ¬†I’m planning on a walk around the neighborhood with my love and hitting up some friends later, but for now…

Smokey Cinnamon Clove Pomegranate Kirsch 
Ingredients:
2 oz. Kirsch (cherry brandy)
1.5 oz. Pomegranate Powell & Mahoney
5 cloves
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
splash of cranberry juice
1 cinnamon stick

Directions:
Combine Kirsch, Pomegranate P & M, cloves, pomegranate seeds, ground cinnamon and splash of cran into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with ice (or add cloves and pomegranate seeds for a fun presentation). Top with a smokey cinnamon stick.
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