Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Virtuous Wife Boutique

It's been awhile since I last posted on here. I wanted to let my readers know that I'm still here! I was mostly about recipes/tips in the past, which I will still do on occasion. But I would like to post more and that means sometimes I will just be a recap of my day, or an unboxing (since I think I get at least 6 deliveries a day for my business/blog), and maybe posts on what we accomplished during homeschool. So, welcome back readers! 

The Virtuous Wife Boutique

My home-based business has really taken off the last year. I run a very successful Etsy shop, as well stock my items at a local gift shop. I've been busy busy busy making soap, bath bombs, and more! You can see what I have available now by clicking HERE

Unicorn Poop Bath Smoothie

Rainbow Body Wash

Rainbow Unicorn Bubble Bath

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs

Rainbow Unicorn Bath Bomb

Rainbow Bath Bomb

Emoji Bath Bomb

Cupcake Bath Bomb

Shopkin Surprise Bath Bomb

Rainbow Bath Crystals

As you can see, I've been busy! This isn't even half of what I offer, just my favorites! 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Creamy Shrimp and Salmon Tutorial

Creamy Shrimp and Salmon


4 salmon filets
Salt and Pepper
    Cajun Seasoning 
1/2 tsp paprika
3 Tbs butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 Tbs flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 pound shrimp

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the filets with salt, pepper, and paprika. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.

Step 2 

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onions for a few minutes until translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking continuously. 

Step 3 

Add the milk and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes. Add the heavy cream for 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning to taste.

 Step 4

Spoon shrimp and sauce over salmon and serve!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Usborne Books and More Giveaway!!

It's no secret that I am a homeschooling Mom. I've been homeschooling my kids for 4 years now.

Throughout the years, I've had the opportunity to buy and use some amazing literature and curriculums. Usborne is one of those companies that stood out to me. We got a few sticker and history books with our boxed curriculums and it actually inspired me to seek out the company to see what else they offered. I discovered that they were a direct sales company as well, which means I could join and sell their books to other moms like me AND get books for my girls for free or discounted.

I enjoyed my time as an Usborne representative but like many things, I let it fall by the wayside as I got busier with the girls. I no longer sell Usborne but I still purchase from them often from Kelly, a real-life friend of mine and school teacher. The girls STILL read all of their Illustrated Classics: Aesop, Shakespeare, Grimms, Dickens, and Greek Myths. Those are still my favorites for gift giving. The classics are classic for a good reason.

So today, if you have never had your hands on an Usborne book or if you have, but would love the opportunity to have more, here's your chance to win a huge gift box of some of my favorite Usborne Books and More titles!

In this giveaway, someone will receive some amazing titles! Any of which would be perfect Easter Basket stuffers. Prize includes:

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