Starting December 2nd, Nicole will be opening a new bottle of Aldi wine up ...
Starting December 2nd, Nicole will be opening a new bottle of Aldi wine up until Christmas Eve. Join her on Instagram as she goes through all 24 wines from the Aldi Advent Calendar.
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Nicole decides she’ll be the “cool mom” and let her kids dye their hair in ...
Nicole decides she’ll be the “cool mom” and let her kids dye their hair in boiling-hot Kool-Aid. What could possibly go wrong?
- - Have your kids asked you to dye their hair yet? With Kool-Aid? Well, mine have. I'm gonna tell you, thatworks. I decided to earn some cool mom points this summer and have fun with my girls and try out the Kool-Aid dip dye. My kids have dark hair, so I didn't even think it was gonna work. We chose this flavor, because I knew it would be a deep red. The instructions on how to do it, it said you could put three to five packs in there. I went on five packs for each girl. I even threw my niece in the mix. Also, this is an activity that is super cheap. Five pack for about a dollar. So you boil the Kool-Aid on the stove for several minutes. I did it in batches because I wanted each girl to have the super-concentrated hair color. The instructions made it clear that the water did have to be hot and boiling. It just said cool down for a few minutes. So I did. Then I filled their little cups up. I put their hair in little pigtails, and I dip it down into the water. This water would cause third-degree burns. This is dangerous. They don't tell you that. If they moved and that stuff spilled on them, I don't even know what I would do. I was so scared, my four-year-old Terror was going to knock a boiling cup on him or them, that I had to send him to the bedroom to watch the iPad. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Fortunately, they did not move. I didn't tell my brother and sister-in-law how hot this water was. My niece was well-behaved. I'm pretty sure the online instructions say 15-20 minutes to let it soak. Dark hair? We needed at least 25, right? So after we maximized the soak time, we rinsed it in cold water. The instructions did say, don't worry, it's not gonna look that colored, but it will when it dries. Well, I'm tellin' you, it worked. I was so excited, I felt like I just did something so cool for them, lettin' them dye their hair red, thinkin' this'll wash out in a couple weeks. Here we are, two months later, my niece couldn't wear her red dip-dyed hair on the first day of school, so she had to get a nice trim. She's got a precious bob now. True story. The main thing I wanna tell you, that they did not tell me in the online instructions, is that for days and days, it will bleed out onto fabric. Every time they got out of the pool, the lake, the shower, the beach, it would just drip. It's on my pillows, it's on my towels, it's on their shirts. So remember, Kool-Aid hair dye. Number one, it works. Number two, it's dangerous. Number three, it stains. And number four, it lasts. Comment below, and feel free to post any pictures of your crazy Kool-Aid stories. If only they made a flavor this color, then I know I could cover up my grays for a long time.
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Nicole gives a mix of Japanese candies and snacks a try. How many of them w...
Nicole gives a mix of Japanese candies and snacks a try. How many of them were wins and how many of them were a bust?
- - I've just received a Japanese snack box. The only reason I even know that snack boxes are a thing is from my kids because they watch all kinds of snack unboxing videos. Alright, let's see what's inside. Oh, it's all wrapped up like a present. Cute little magnet Whoa, look how fun that looks. Oh gosh, you can only guess what it is because there's no writing in English. This is some sort of cake looking thing. I just hope there's nothing in here that has a lot of shrimp paste. Oh, it looks like a churro. Chocalatey, smells good. I was wrong, it is not a churro. Oh, it taste like a Nutty Buddy. Kind of like that wafery, chocolate, it's pretty tasty. Mmm, that's good. Y'all always do this kinda thing to me right before I go to the beach. Just sayin'. Ooh, that looks like barbecue ribs. But then it also, kinda up here, looks like a Cheeto with a barbecue flavor. I was totally, ooh, I was definitely right on what it is. Look, it looks like a Cheeto, cheese curl, whatever you wanna call it. But I was kind of expecting that cheese flavor and it is not that. I like salty-sweet, but that's more like sweet-salty. Okay, let's see what else is in here. This is an Aerial. I can pronounce that. Oh, this has ingredients written in English. First off, this reminds me of a Bugle. I think I'm gonna like this one And it tastes kinda like the cheesy Bugel. A little bit sweet, it's real airy and crunchy. A little bit too sweet. They're puttin' a little too much sugar in their snacks. But, it's good. It's better than the Cheeto. Oooh, look at this. Look what that says on there. Bourbon. Dang, I probably shoulda gotten like a Japanese beer to have with this. Lotta carbs going on in this bucket. It doesn't smell like bourbon. I feel like you're so close to me. It kinda smells like herbaly. Kinda like an herbal tea or something like that. This is exactly the texture of those sugar wafers that have the wafery thing with the creamy stuff in the middle. Somethin' about this flavor is like... I think there's seaweed in here. What is a Japanese bourbon snack? There's actually not any alcohol in this product. Bourbon is the manufacturer's name. It's just flour, sugar, palm oil, fermented butter. Maybe that's what's givin' it that twang. It would probably be good with a cup of hot tea. Okay, these say fizzy candy. Looks like some sorta Pikachu character on the front. Mmmm, good grape flavor. They don't fizz at all. The texture's like a Smartie. Okay, what is this? It looks like a Coca-Cola type candy. Kinda looks like a malt ball. But the flavor's gonna be Coca-Cola, or cola. Hashtag not sponsored. Uh oh. It tastes like the old Coke candy. These are good. Ooh, I like these. These bring me back to my childhood. These are mine. Now, I know this has to be like a Pop Rock. Oh, there's a stick and then some sugar. Kinda like a Lik-M-Aid meets a Pop Rock. But we know it's gonna be cola again 'cause there's a cute little Coke can on the front. First y'all, lick. Doesn't have that nostalgic cola flavor like that other thing. Oh, it gives you instructions. First, you lick it, then you dip it and then... you go crazy. I'm not going crazy. Pass. I can't believe I didn't get a cocktail for this. I feel like I need one. Just need a little somethin' to cut the sweetness from all this snackin'. Pretty good. Feels like a cookie. It's that green color again. Oh, and it's broken. So you can see there's something inside. It's probably like green tea and chocolate. I'm wrong again. It kinda looks like a fruity center, like a Fig Newton. But it does have that tea-like herbalness. Golly, there's so many. Alright, these are like Pocky Sticks, strawberry flavor. I know what these are gonna taste like. Oh, here's another dipable. So I just heard these are around $40. That ain't happenin'. You get your own box from the dollar store and then you go to the Asian supermarket. I know I could make this for my kids for like $10. That's your tip. And these are like the banana things, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and a toothpick. I think this could be like a banana split. Great idea, but kinda weird. It kinda looks like gum. Tastes just like a Circus Peanut. I'll let my kids do this later. Alright, these look like Sour Straws. They're grape things, smell just like grape Bubblicious Gum. Kinda like a grape Sour Straw, but better. These'll go into my stash. This, in English, says coris whistle candy. So maybe this makes a sound. I can't really whistle. I can only blow in and whistle. So maybe this'll help me. And I don't know what's in here. A dinosaur, that's just an extra treat you get that your kid can choke on. Okay, let's see if this makes me whistle. My kids would have a ball with these. These are way too obnoxious though. Those are kinda fun. I don't know if that's gum. I think it's gum, but maybe it's about to dissolve. I don't know, I feel like I need more. I just have to eat the whole... Kinda tastes like the gum that's in the center of a Blow Pop. You know how it's kinda like crunchy. This is gum, but it doesn't pull like gum. I don't know, I give up. The beer is good with it, P.S.. I'm kind of getting the craze of the Japanese snack box. Definitely a fun family game, friends when they come over for a sleepover, a good birthday gift if you're willing to spend $40 or so. I think I've got three solid favorites out of this box. We have the chocolate crunch, the chewy grape Sour Straw things and my most nostalgic flavor, the Coca-Cola Whopper looking candies. Gosh, if you grew up in my era, you've gotta get these. $40 for a box of snacks is a little over my budget but I guess it is a lot cheaper than a plane ticket to Japan. I'd love to hear from you. What are your favorite Japanese snacks? 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Nicole, a lover of all things sugar, tries to spend an entire day eating ke...
Nicole, a lover of all things sugar, tries to spend an entire day eating keto-approved recipes. Can she roll with fat bombs and pork snacks, or will she lose focus and veer off to the doughnut shop?
- - The keto diet, whether you're onboard or not, you can't get away from it and today, I'm gonna give it a try. So, what is keto? The ketogenic diet is low to no carbs and sugar, high amount of fat and a moderate amount of protein. This'll put your body in ketosis, which is gonna use your fat for energy instead of your carbs for energy. So hopefully, you lose all the fat, right? OK y'all, I'm gonna do this for one day. Yes, I know I'm not gonna get in ketosis and I'm not gonna lose 30 pounds. I'm just trying to experience this lifestyle for a day, what type of foods I'm allowed to eat, how much this is gonna break my budget. Now listen, if you are on this diet for health reasons, I think that's great. I am no doctor, so I'm not here to provide you with any medical assistance. I've gotta start with a cup of coffee and the internet tells me it better be bulletproof. Alright, we're here in my work kitchen. Welcome. I have made this before. But I always sneak a little bit of sugar. So I got like a hazelnut coffee, so maybe that'll make me feel like I've got sugar in there. I don't like the coconut oil. It kinda like clogs up my throat. I better get used to it if I'm gonna live this diet today, I think, but I'm gonna do this bulletproof octane oil. Now, I do like this part, that you can put butter in here. Who doesn't like creamy coffee? Not too bad. Now, let's go to the store. Alright, so, I'm going to make today all the things that have been flooding my social media pages. Things like this. I'm also gonna need some snacks because I'm a snacker. Two for a dollar avocadoes. You better get a ton of these. Hard to wrap my brain around the fact that I can just eat all the fat I want to. Lots of bacon and lots of eggs on this diet too. I wonder if I'm gonna get sick of bacon. I didn't think that was possible. Bacon! I think I'm supposed to choose some that have no sugar. Oh, no sugar. This'll be keto approved. It's a sad day, I have to avoid this section. These are high priced items on this diet. So, when you can buy things in bulk, that's the way to go. Look at this. I'm gonna eat a fat bomb. Feel like I'm gonna look like a fat bomb when this is all over. Lots of butter, lots of cheese, lots of heavy cream. Something's wrong with this. Now, I need a sweetener that I cannot even pronounce. Erythritol. I don't know if that's it or not. Eight dollars for a pack of sugar! My typical snack is like a cracker with some peanut butter or probably something that involves a carb. Maybe in this section, I could find something. Oh no, 20 grams of sugar. Gotta find the pork rinds. This little tiny bag is four dollars. These are a lot cheaper at the gas station. I have a lot of the groceries at home, but check out this buggy. All things I love. I just wonder how I'm gonna feel at the end of this. I'm a little nervous to see how much all this is gonna cost. Guess what diet I'm on with all this stuff. Haven't you heard of the keto diet? - [Clerk] Oh, the keto diet. - Yeah. $60 for some snacks. Yikes. All I can say is it's a good thing work is paying for these groceries. I'm back and I'm starving. I'm going to make this keto breakfast burger on avocado buns. This is not bread, it's avocados. You know, this kinda diet requires a lot of meal prep 'cause otherwise you're gonna be tempted to grab things that you probably shouldn't eat. Why do I need to make it look like a burger? You people are smart enough to know it's not really a burger. Oh yeah.so far, it's just a little tedious. Ya know, it's a lot easier to grab a piece of toast, slather some butter on it. This kinda cooking is not feasible on school mornings, just sayin'. What happens if you do cheat? Like are you gonna all of a sudden gain like 10 pounds if you eat one plate of pasta? I just don't get it! But I think it's ready. Still gonna drain my bacon even though I probably don't have to. Can only handle so much grease. So I got paleo mayonnaise. Alright y'all, I'm making your burger. I don't know if salt is allowed. I'm gonna assume it is 'cause it's not sugar. I guess however much bacon I want. Now to really throw y'all off, we have to make the buns sesame seed buns. So now, I'm gonna try to eat this thing. I'm definitely gonna have to put the phone down to do that. It's just not happening. You have to pick. So it's cute for your picture and then in real life, you would just disassemble it now that I did all that work. We know how this is gonna taste. It's not like I really have to do a taste test. But I don't want any comments when I actually do finish the whole plate. I'm gonna go sit down and work a little bit. I should probably go to the gym now. - [Man] Nicole, how's it goin'? - I'm stuffed. I could not eat all the avocado. I also am having a hard time finishing my bulletproof coffee. I don't think I need to eat so much as long as my ratios are good. But I think I've got to make a call to someone who knows more about this. So I'm gon' find out. - [Woman] Yeah, it really doesn't matter how many meals you eat a day. Your body's in a state of ketosis and it stays in that because you're primarily eating just fat. Usually, we have like a breakfast that's super high in fat and you don't really have an appetite and you may not even be that hungry at dinner. - Thanks, friend! I'm gonna make this lunch for the sake of the video, but the truth is, I'm not hungry. I happen to love pickles, meat, and cheese. Will it fill me up? Yes today because I'm already full. I would think I would eat two of these. Just getting nervous because I'm going to the beach in a couple days. Some ham and some cheese. Does that look satisfying? Like pickles, lettuce, meat, and cheese. I'm positive I'm not gonna be able to eat both of these. It's time for my afternoon snack. I don't know how there's less than one gram of sugar. Alright. Don't like the sweetener. Will it satisfy my craving for something sweet? Maybe. Cheesecake fat bombs. This recipe, all the measurements are in grams. So it's about a half stick of butter. Sounds very bikini friendly. Just kidding, people. I have not worn a bikini in 12 years. I add a tablespoon of this sugar. Although, I think I got the wrong sugar. Tastes like a chemical. Guess what goes in next. You're never gonna believe it. Coconut oil. Alright, there's my filling. It says to use silicone molds, but surely with all this fat content, it won't be hard to come out of the pan. Alright, now I freeze it. And we make the topping. Again people, I know, this is one day of my life. If I was on this diet, I wouldn't be eating a pound of bacon every day or three quarters of a cup of coconut oil. So I add some cocoa powder and some more sugar. This is gonna have to be a snack for late night when I'm watching my shows. Problem is, I won't have any wine to enjoy it with. OK, so our fat bombs. They're pretty much frozen. Now, a spoon more fat. This time chocolate fat over the top. I was excited about this at the beginning. I'm not anymore. So far, the cookie has failed me and I have a feeling, these are going to fail me. I just wish everything didn't have to be so over the top and we could really have just zero sugar. Let's have a snack, shall we? We'll just have some pork clouds. Y'all probably think I've been eating all day. I kinda feel like I have. No comment. I did get the habanero flavor. Whoo! I don't know what I was expecting. I've got my groceries to take home tonight. Gonna have a salad, I think. I just don't think I can eat anymore meat or bacon. I can't forget my fat bombs. Real excited about those. Oh, there it goes. I already don't like it. Y'all, it just tastes like buttery cheese. I definitely cannot eat this whole thing. It is the epitome of rich. People on the keto diet, what do you eat for a bite of something sweet? You cannot tell me that you really enjoy this. I'll think about this for a little while, but first, I'm going to the gym. OK, so I just got home and I am prepping dinner for my family. Guess what. I can't have these. Two of the family like sweet potatoes and two want baked regular potatoes and this mama gets none of it. Serving your family potatoes when you can't have any is willpower. It's finally dinner time. Went on a little jog, a little jog. Found this recipe. It's keto berry goat's cheese and walnut salad. I think this is more than it calls for but, I like lettuce. It even lets you have salt and pepper! Now that looks good. I like this dinner. I'm just wondering if I'm doing anything wrong here because I'm enjoying this. It feels a little too light and refreshing to be on the keto diet, so that's good. Comment below and tell me, am I cheating by eating this salad. I did it y'all. I survived the keto diet only for a day. This thing is just not for me. The minute you tell me I can't have something, I only want it 10 times more. But don't get me wrong. The food was good and let's admit it. We all should cut back our carbs a little bit. But I cannot take it to the next level and analyze everything I eat for the day and wonder if it's OK. I'm gonna have my cake and eat it too. Having my first cup of coffee of the day and look what I'm putting in it. Raw sugar, so?
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