Master Chef Junior on Fox – cooking up a storm

Evan received a Master Chef Junior popcorn making set to facilitate this post. All opinions are strictly our own.

Why is it that KIDS love creating in the kitchen (while to me it’s a total chore)?

My nephew Evan and his mom Cayce recently spent the day practicing Evan’s Master Chef skills as they washed their hands, donned a chef’s hat, and headed to the stove to make some homemade popcorn. Cooking is such a wonderful way to not only foster creativity, but learn math skills by measuring, as well as having the satisfaction of the entire family enjoying the fruits of your labor.



With just a tablespoon of oil heated in the pan, Evan measured out his gourmet popcorn and waited until the last kernel popped before sitting down and enjoying a bowl of his favorite treat while watching a TV. With an array of toppings he mixed, matched and found his favorite (not necessarily the same as his mom liked…but HE was the chef of the day). Why all of this work in the kitchen? He’s getting ready….because coming soon (on November 4th), will be a show DEDICATED to the Junior Chef.


Master Chef Junior proves that age doesn’t matter when it comes to having skills in the kitchen. The second season will bring more kids, more food, and more enjoyment for the entire family.

So…mark your calendars, create a bowl of your favorite flavored popcorn with YOUR family and sit down to watch


Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT

Premiering November 4



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Go Confidently

I feel RUSHED this week.

I’m heading out for my “Love Boat” cruise next week, and there’s a WHOLE lot of maintenance that needs to be done to get ready….and I’m not just talking about writing a few articles. Women understand just how much maintenance goes in to looking your best. The problem is that before I go away, I have to make sure that

  1. My hair is cut & colored
  2. My nails are polished
  3. I’ve taken care of the unwanted hair on my face and body
  4. etc.

The problem is, that I have very little time available between now and Tuesday, and while I’ve got an appointment with Shana for a cut & color tomorrow, and a nail appointment on Saturday. Making ANOTHER appointment for hair removal will mean there’s no weekend time for ME.

jolen & conair

So, I decided to go back to where it all began, and use Jolen Creme Bleach

My mom used it, and when I was younger, so did I. Over the years, I forgot about my old friend…going to the salon seemed easier. But, boy was I wrong. In only 10 minutes I got RID of that ugly dark brown upper lip and for the first time in ages…I’m a BLONDE (Jolen lightens noticeable hair easily and gently, making it virtually invisible). I used the sensitive formula with Aloe Vera, which is ideal for use on sensitive, more delicate skin because it had been a while since I’d bleached. They also offer their original formula.

Before this I had to

  • Drive to the salon – 20 min
  • Wait for the tech to take me – 30 min
  • Get waxed – 20 min
  • Pay – 1 min (they’re good about that part)
  • Drive home – 20 min
  • Total: Over 1½ hours – and $30
Before using Jolen Cream Bleach

Before using Jolen Creme Bleach

Compare that to:

  • Open Jolen Creme Bleach jar & mix cream – 30 seconds
  • Put on face in my Conair 3X/1X Illuminated LED Mirror –   1 min
  • Wait for bleach to process – 10 min
  • Wipe off – 1 min
  • Total: Under 15 minutes – and PENNIES per use (under $10 for an entire jar)

Take it off…take it ALL off

taking off the bleach
It’s easy to find

Jolen Creme Bleach can be found at CVS, Harmon, Rite Aid, ULTA, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as online.


Jolen is celebrating 50 years in the beauty aisle (they first debuted in 1964) and has helped women to Go Confidently! There’s NO other bleach that I’d use, as they are #1 selling bleach brand in the World, so I know that they are the best. To celebrate 50 years they are having a FUN giveaway with LOTS of prizes

  • Now through November 14, 2014, enter the Jolen 50th Giveaway for a chance to win $50 gift cards to Jolen retailers, as well as Jolen Creme Bleach product. More than 50 winners! #GoConfidently
  • To enter, visit


This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received both Jolen Creme Bleach formulas and a Conair 3X/1X Illuminated LED Mirror for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.