4 Ingredient Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

Who doesn't love fudge at Christmas time? 
And only 4 ingredients? Even better!
Well what if you could fix it all in the microwave??
You must be dreaming right?

Nope! Its really possible!
A few days ago a co-worker of mine was telling me about this easy microwave fudge. I was a little unsure about how it would set up. Well I thought I'd go ahead and give it a try.

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

1 lb box confectioners sugar
2 T butter
1/3 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)

Place sugar, butter and milk in a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes on high.
Take out of microwave and beat with hand mixer until combined.
Microwave 30 more seconds, add peanut butter and mix by hand or with hand mixer until combined.
Spread in foil lined 8x8 pan.
Let cool, then cut & enjoy!

Giveaway Winners

Hello All!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our fun holiday giveaway! Check below to see if your a winner!

Myla's Bags
Lindsey Little

Origami Owl
June Green

Jamberry Nails
Adrienne Hurd

Sponsors will be contacting you through email so be sure to watch for it :)

Give thanks

We're just days away from Thanksgiving....a day full of family fun, yummy turkey and then of course, a day to be thankful. Sometimes I find it a little amusing that people only stop to appreciate everything during this month and then everything goes right back to normal in december. 

Every year, everyone on facebook starts up with the "days of thankfulness." I try to keep up but then about half way through the month I end up getting behind. I figured it may be a little easier to just share through my blog!

First thing, I am so very thankful for my husband. Our marriage isn't perfect by any means but he is perfect for me. The road was rocky when I first met him but if I had to, I'd go through it all over again.
I look forwards to many more years  

I am so thankful for our home. From the first time we saw it, we knew it was exactly what we wanted. At first things weren't working out so we moved on to look at other houses. Of course nothing we looked at caught our eye, we seemed to be comparing everything to that first house. Deep inside I somehow knew it'd work out and it did!

I am very thankful for my family. They may not be perfect, but without them I'm not sure where I'd be. They are always there when I need them.

I'm thankful for my best friend! Its nothing like having a best friend that you know you can talk to about anything. Love being able to have someone to tell secrets to and go out on a girls night when you feel like you need a friend!

Its hard to name each and everything that I'm thankful full but here are some others that stand out:
my f/t job as a bank teller ( I love my co-workers), my side job as a photographer ( love doing it!), very blessed to be part of the Origami Owl company, my kitties (patches, sandy, gracie & gizmo), a roof over my head, food on my table, a closet full of clothes, heat to keep me warm on cold days like today and a reliable vehicle to get me from point A to point B.

What are you most thankful for? We'd love to hear!

My Capital Letters: Product Review & Giveaway

I have always loved monogrammed accessories. They are fun and are a great way to personalize your outfit! I was SO excited when I got the cutest little necklace in the mail from My Capital Letters to review! 

I absolutely LOVE the color of this adorable little necklace!

I couldn't wait to wear it with one of my favorite blue dresses! It was a perfect combination!

It definitely added a little fun to my outfit!

They have tons of awesome items over at their website!

How cute is this adorable keychain?

Love this fun and whimsical cake topper!

Love it? Be sure to check out My Capital Letters on 
Facebook and their Website

Win It!
Enter to win a single or three letter pattern vine monogram floating necklace on a 16"-19" adjustable silver chain

2013 Favorite Things Holiday Gift Guide

That time of the year is almost here! The Married Life Blog will be starting our holiday gift guide on November 1st! Be sure to contact us to sign up! As usual, its completely free!

How to sign up:

*Email us the following information*

1. Photo(s) of the items you'd like to include in your post
2. Description and prices of your item
3. Any links you want included
4. A photo/description of any item(s) you'd like to give away

Giveaways are generated through rafflecopter and are a fantastic way of earning more likes for your facebook page! 


Swaddlekinz sent us one of their awesome swaddle wraps to review. 
Swaddlekinz swaddle wraps are made of 100% muslin breathable cotton. 

I was immediately impressed by the material. It was soft and thin enough to keep your little one comfortable. 

Maybe your not familiar with "swaddling." Swaddlekinz has a nice HOW TO guide on their website!

Step 1: Place swaddle down and fold one corner over to make a triangle. Place your baby in the middle of the swaddle with your baby’s head above the swaddle and the shoulders below.

Step 2: Fold in left side of the swaddle securing your baby’s left arm underneath. Once folded, assure that the swaddle is securely tucked under your baby’s right arm.

Step 3: Take the bottom portion of the swaddle and lift it over your baby’s feet.

Step 4: Take the right side of the swaddle and bring it over to the left side and secure it underneath your baby.

Swaddlekins can also be used as a cover for a stroller to keep the sun out, tummy time, play, blanket and much more!

Swaddlekinz is offering our readers FREE SHIPPING when you purchase your swaddlekinz!
You can try it out for just $12!
Just use code: SHIPFREE at checkout!

Be sure to like them on Facebook & order online at their Website

My Big Day Box - Review

I LOVE Subscription boxes! I love the fact that each month- you receive a fun box full of lots of goodies! You never know what will be in your box! The products that you'll find in your "My Big Day Box" will be perfect to help you get ready for your wedding! 

Lots of Goodies packaged with care!

The first thing that caught my eye was this beautiful sequined zipper pouch.
It was stuffed full up fun goodies!

Tucked inside was this delicious SOYJOY soy & fruit bar! Each bar is packed full of yummy dried fruit. Its perfect for those watching their weight or even for a quick snack!

This roll one perfume by Demeter was one of my favorite items! The scent "Salt Air" was amazing! I wasn't real strong and rolled gently onto your skin. Perfect for freshening up before heading out!

Inside was also a FULL SIZE bottle of Prescribed Solutions "The Eyes Have it". It reduces the appearances of fine lines, dark circles and under eye puffiness. This bottle is valued at $100!

Here lately I've been all about the glitter nail polish so I could NOT wait to try out this beautiful nail polish "Dying Embers" by Lex. It was definitely a fun polish! It had a light grey color and lots of glitter inside in reds and oranges.

Next was this Hanson Skincare Sample! Its a Vitamin C Serum Sample that helps smooth your skin texture, minimize wrinkles and even skin tones.

Wedding Confetti Poppers! 
Big Day coming up? You've GOT to have these for your wedding! Perfect for guests to help you celebrate!

The August Box (featured above) was worth OVER $150!
Get your box each month for just $24.95!

You can purchase your own box subscription over at 

Be sure to like them on Facebook

Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies

I LOVE me some cookies! I especially love when the recipe is simple and has as few ingredients as possible. A friend of mine shared her recipe with me and I finally got around to giving it a go last night.
I always find it hard to come across a good peanut butter cookie recipe. Most of the time they end up being SO rich! These peanut butter cookies....there just right!

The best part about this recipe? 
Only FOUR ingredients! Yep! Just Four.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

Mix all ingredients together. Form into 1-inch balls, place on a cookie sheet and press with a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet.


Sage & Iris Product Review

I absolutely LOVE accessories! Its the key to making any outfit come together!
I couldn't wait to work with Sage & Iris! They are an online boutique for women and children. They offer lots of fun and unique clothing and accessories.

They sent us this super fun watch to review!

I love this fun chevron pattern and I love the colors even more!
The thing that I love most about this watch is how adjustable it is! 
I have a very small wrist so its really hard finding cute bracelets and watches that fit. 

Sage & Iris is always posting lots of fun products on their page! Here are just a few of my favorites!

Native Fringe Necklace

Neon Clutches

Love the Chevron Wrap Watch? 
Win Your Own!
Valued at $20

Herbolution Review & Giveaway

We all want to treat our skin to natural and healthy products but unfortunately, they are hare to come by. Seems like everything you find at your drugstore is full of harmful chemicals or additives that end up doing more damage than good.

I was so excited to be able to work with Herbolution. Their products are eco friendly, organic and natural. They sent us a yummy Orange Cleanser to review!

It contains orange peel powder, oats, cornmeal, flax seed powder and sweet orange essential oil. 
Its very simple to use. Just wet your hands and face with water (or their herbal tea). Then sprinkle some of the cleanser on your hands ad let is soak up the liquid. 

Then gently rub it over your face. Rinse with warm water. I LOVE the yummy and fresh smell of oranges when you open the bottle! 

Yes....I look rough BUT it was also 6:00 am ;)

They have lots of yummy scents to choose from- strawberry, banana, mango and more!

They also have lots of other amazing products!
Lip Balm

Body Butter

Organic Soap (this one is Coffee Butter! Bet it smells AMAZING!)

Love it? Buy It!
Check Out Herbolution on Facebook & visit them on Etsy
Enter Code themarriedlife10 to get 10% off!
(expires 12/31/2013)

Win your very own breakfast cleanser!

New Thirty-One Products- Fall 2013

I absolutely LOVE the fall season and everything that comes along with it- pumpkins, leaves, cool weather, decorations, sweaters and more! Its also a fun time to switch out your accessories! 
I am SO excited about Thirty-One's NEW purse line! We've got something for everyone and some fabulous new patterns that your sure to love as well! 

Even better- get your favorite for 1/2 off during August when you spend $35! Its a great time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping too! 

Now onto the new stuff.....

NEW Suite Skirt Purse! 
This new and improved Suite Skirt Purse will be taking the place of the previous Classic Skirt Purse. But don't worry! NEW skirts for the Classic Skirt Purse will still be available for the next two catalogs so be sure to stock up! Fun new detail about the new Suite Skirt Purse- you can change out the handles! Wear it long or wear it short! Get it for just $30 with this month's special!

Free to Be Crossbody
This fun new bag can be worn as a crossbody or a shoulder bag and is the perfect size to fit your essentials! Get it for just $25 with this month's special!

Free to Be Carry All
This perfect everyday purse has a soft twill strap that's comfortable throughout the day. It comes with lots of pockets to organize all of your items, and the front and back exterior pockets are perfect for holding magazines. The side pockets are great for cell phones, keys and more. Get it for just $32.50 with this month's special!

Vary You Backpack Purse
This versatile purse offers functionality and style. Wear it four different ways simply by changing the straps – as a regular backpack, one-shoulder backpack, crossbody or shoulder bag. It has two large compartments and a front flat pocket, so you'll have enough room to carry everything you need. There's even a patent pending on the innovative new design! Just $32.50 with this month's special!

Vary You Versatile Bag
Looking for a great gym bag, diaper bag or everyday bag? This new style is perfect for you. Wear it at its tallest height when you have a lot to carry, or fold the straps down and wear it as a more traditional purse. You won't find this style anywhere else – there's a patent pending on the unique design. Just $37.50 with this month's special!

Suite Cross N' Fold
This is a perfect fashionable purse for a day at the mall or a casual night out. You can fold over the top and wear it crossbody by using the long adjustable strap or sling it over your shoulder using the shorter strap. Just $27.50 with this month's special!

NEW Wallets are also available in August!

Every-Wear Wallet

Free to Be Soft Wallet

Retro Metro Wallet

Vary You Wristlet

I'm currently hosting a mystery hostess party! Anyone who places an order now through next friday (August 10th) will be entered to win the hostess rewards! 
Don't forget- spend $35 this month and get any purse 1/2 off!