Why I Love My Rocksbox Subcription

September RocksboxI’m going to be honest with you–I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, nor do I change up my jewelry very often. I wear a simple pair of diamond studs every single day, and have a little cubic zirconia stud in the cartilage of my right ear. It’s a simple, classic look that I don’t have to think twice about most of the time. 

I actually like jewelry and accessorizing, but sometimes it can all be a hassle in my opinion. There are a few things that stop me from changing up my look:

I don’t like buying cheap, trendy jewelry from a fast-fashion store in the mall that’s going to go out of fashion in a few months. I did that in college and it was fine then, but I feel like I should be spending on quality pieces at this point in my life, even if they cost more than $6.90. It all adds up–becoming clutter and a waste of money. 

“I have nothing to wear.” My studs are always in reach and they go with everything. But when I look in my jewelry drawers and stands, I never see anything I want to wear. Suddenly, my collection of jewelry seems boring and I end up thinking “I have nothing to wear.” 

I don’t have time to shop for jewelry. I just don’t. Plus, jewelry is usually one of those things that’s better to shop for in person. Sometimes the images online make the bracelet, necklace, or ring look waaayyy better than they actually do. 

I don’t really want to pay crazy prices for pretty pieces. Some of the nicer fashionable pieces of jewelry at department stores can go for a lot of money. $100-$200. As someone who doesn’t switch up her jewelry enough, it’s not worth the money. 

I also don’t have time to look for what’s in style for the season. I just don’t have enough room in my brain to store what’s in style when it comes to jewelry for the season. I can keep some of the main trends of the season in mind, but remembering what jewelry is in style and then shopping for it is too much for me.

The only thing that has changed my mind about trying to wear more pretty and trendy jewelry is my subscription to Rocksbox. I just had the chance to try it out and wow, I am impressed. 

Rocksbox solves almost all of my problems when it comes to jewelry. The only thing they don’t do is come over to my house and put the jewelry on me, but everything else they do makes my life so much easier. 

By spending $21/month for a subscription, you get three pieces of jewelry from designers like Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, gorjana, House of Harlow 1960, Sophie Harper, Nakamol, and the list goes on and on. 

First, you create your style profile–a quiz that asks you questions on what kind of jewelry you like to wear and how frequently you wear those pieces.

Then, your account has been created! And you can browse all the jewelry they have available. 

Add your favorites to your wishlist by “hearting” your favorites. Pick your top 10 and then Rocksbox will send you three pieces from this list!

I received my Rocksbox about 2 business days after placing my order–pretty fast! No shipping charges, btw. 

My granted wishes included a Sophie Harper necklace ($49), Kendra Scott studs ($65), and a Nakamol wrap bracelet ($63). That’s a $177 value. 

You have the option to buy the pieces or send them back, but the pieces are yours to wear and try out while you decide. Yeah, you can wear all this pretty jewelry and send it all back. 

And there are deals if you buy the products. For my September box, I can get $10 off if I buy two pieces or $20 off if I buy three. 

This is a steal, considering everything:

I don’t have to buy the jewelry. I’ll always have something new to wear. I can go to one place online to see what jewelry I like and look at photos where I trust what the pieces look like. I don’t have to pay the crazy prices. And I don’t have to worry about whether my jewelry is in style or not, because it will be in style. 

Rocksbox really makes my life so much easier. 

If you want to try out Rocksbox for FREE for one month, (yes, at no charge), use the code “thesassylifexoxo”. 

I’m sharing all of this with you because I love it and I think if you’re a lot like me where you want to have really good style but don’t have time to do your own research, you’re going to really like it, too. 

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Oreo O’s Cereal Bars

Oreo O's Cereal Bars Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed twisting open a classic Oreo and eating the two sides individually, creme-side first. So, it’s really no secret that I’m a fan of most things Oreo (I don’t like all the limited edition flavors) and cookies ‘n’ creme. 

When it was announced early in the summer that Oreo O’s would be making their way to cereal aisles at Walmart stores, I think I gasped out loud. There’s a lot of nostalgia behind Oreo O’s for me, so the announcement felt even sweeter.

I immediately had a flashback to when I was in elementary school, to a time when my mother was out of town and my father was taking care of us. Busy as a bee, he would ship us off to my grandparents at 5am most mornings before heading to work, and then come get us later in the evenings after school and dinner. 
Oreo O's Cereal Bars / Box of Oreo O's
My dad took my brother and I to the grocery store one of those weekends, and we begged (DAD!DAD!DAD!!!) for a box of Oreo O’s. We’d seen the commercials on TV and wanted the cereal sooo badly. My dad who is generally against purchasing overpriced sugary cereals (mostly because they’re overpriced), said we could get one box. After a moment of shock, my brother and I were beaming as we walked out of the store. 

From that day forward, my brother and I snacked on Oreo O’s nonstop. We would sit in front of the tv with a bowl of Oreo O’s. We would have them as an afternoon snack. We would even wake up early in the morning just for Oreo O’s.

I think we only ever got the one box. Maybe my mother purchased another one after she had come home, but that’s doubtful.

And then, Oreo O’s were no longer available. For YEARS. Except they were available in South Korea, because they obviously know what’s up. 

But hey, now they’re back. And now that I’m an adult and I can do whatever I want, I can eat bowls and bowls of Oreo O’s whenever I want. 

Instead of eating a bowl Oreo O’s with some milk, I wanted to a little more creative. What better way to celebrate the return of one of the best cereals (in my opinion) than by turning them into sweet cereal bars?Oreo O's Cereal Bars

I’m swapping out crispy rice for Oreo O’s. And they’re really realllly easy to make. You can even make them in a microwave. 

Turns out these cereal bars are actually more addicting than Oreo O’s themselves, so it was pretty difficult to stop myself from eating the whole batch in one sitting…so beware :)

Here’s the recipe, Oreo O’s Fans!

Oreo O’s Cereal Bars

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 7 cups Oreo O's cereal
  • Cooking spray
  • Parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x12 baking dish with parchment paper or butter the dish.
  2. In a large saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the marshmallows and stir until they're melted.
  4. Mix in the cereal carefully so that you do not crush the cereal bits. Fold the cereal in until fully coated in marshmallow.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Use a spatula sprayed with cooking spray to spread evenly. I actually used a small baking dish with parchment paper underneath to evenly spread out the cereal.
  6. Let cool and then cut into large squares.
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Oreo O's Cereal Bars

Easy Peach Pie

Easy Peach Pie

Baking a pie can be really intimidating for a lot of people. Well, making pie dough is the intimidating part. 

Any TV cooking show, magazine, or cookbook that talks about making a pie crust from scratch is dead serious about how to make the crust the right way. There are very exact specifications on how much butter to add, what temperature to keep the dough, and what the consistency should be. One slightly wrong move and the whole this is completely ruined. 

Sound familiar? It’s enough to make my head spin.

Even though pie dough is not as difficult to make as some pastry chefs and pie-baking grandmothers make it out to be, it’s time-consuming and requires some effort. 

With the availability of ready made pie crust at most grocery stores these days, we really don’t have to focus on making the perfect pie crust. Instead, we can focus on making the pie itself. You know, the fun part of baking. 

The hardest part about this recipe is making sure the peaches you’re peeling don’t slip from your hands. Also, waiting for store-bought dough to thaw. That’s it. The rest of it is easy. 

Even though this easy recipe uses store-bought pie crust, the peaches are totally fresh. Fresh fruit makes a huge difference when it comes to taste in a pie, especially in something like a peach pie. Canned peaches just won’t taste the same as fresh peaches, so don’t even try it. 

This recipe is adapted from a New York Times recipe. Check it out! 

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Easy Peach Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen pie crusts, thawed
  • 5 large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced, approximately 5 cups
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Gently place one pie crust into a pie pan. Dust the pie crust with some flour to help keep it from getting soggy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the peaches, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and flour. Mix together until the sugar and flour have dissolved into the mixture.
  4. Carefully pour the filling into the pie pan. If the fruit filling is has a lot of liquid, gently scoop out the fruit and some of the liquid into the pie pan. Too much liquid will make the pie too soggy.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg over the filling.
  6. This step is optional, but you can add a crust on top, using the second pie crust. I created a lattice crust with mine, but you can get creative and do something different.
  7. Bake the pie for about 15 minutes at 425. Then reduce the heat to 375 and continue cooking for another 30-45 minutes. Keep an eye on the pie, as you may have to increase the cooking time depending on your pie and your oven. Bake until the crust is flaky and golden brown.
  8. Slice and serve warm. Add a scoop of ice cream for a more decadent dessert.
  9. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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Easy Peach Pie