Earth Day is Every Day Giveaway | Karmalades

Get ready l&w friends, it’s time for some green girly giveaways! Earth Day is right around the corner and we want to celebrate our favorite holiday in a big way.  Earth Day is too awesome to limit to one day or even one month so we are having an “Earth Day is Every Day Giveaway,” starting this week. 

The first super swell item up for grabs is a 12oz Coconut Macaroon Scrubbing Soufflé brought to you by Karmalades!  We couldn’t think of a better company to start our giveaway kickoff with than Karmalades, who pride themselves on being the household cleaner with a conscience and are based right here in DC. 

All of Karamalades precious products are formulated with naturally derived ingredients and packaged in sustainable materials like glass and tin.  To learn more about this company visit their website or hit them up on Facebook , Twitter, or YouTube

For a chance to score the sweetest smellin’ soufflé, leave a comment below on what you plan to do this Earth Day. For an extra entry head to our Facebook page and share our giveaway.

The contest will run from Thursday, April 10 through Thursday, April 17th.

You must be a legal resident of the US or Canada to win.  Don’t forget to check back with us every week for our upcoming giveaways!

Check out a few of our other favorite goodies:

Home Issue Release Party

Our favorite DC dive bar, The Codmother, has opened another fine drinking establishment and we’re just double excited to head to U Street now, it’s right above the original. But, the DC city folks are not too pleased with their name. As rebels ourselves, we’re throwing our issue release party at the bar-which-shall-not-be-named to celebrate the first issue of 2014. Come join us for a Sunday Funday of drinking, reading, photo taking, etc at Handsome Cock (whoops, we said it out loud!) and pick up a copy of our 5th issue in print.

Sip & Swap - a brunch edition clothing swap

The lovely folks at Wonderland Ballroom are hosting our 2nd swap of the year. Bring your gently used clothes and an appetite cause it’s Sunday Funday and we’re brunchin’ & swappin’!

The success of any clothing swap is the super awesome people who attend and bring dope stuff! FREE Tickets are required and participants MUST bring 5 garments that are in wearable condition. Please do not bring items with holes, stains, rips or other flaws in them. This is for clothing only, please do not bring shoes, jewelry, handbags or other accessories. We’ll have an accessory swap a little later in the year!

Bacony Brussels with Pomegranate Seeds

If you aren’t a fan of the brussel sprout, you haven’t had them like this. These little cabbages need a little tlc (and bacon) to counteract the bitterness. The pom seeds add a sweet and tart element that takes it to a whole other level!

2lbs brussels sprouts (trimmed of ends and outer leaves and cut in half from end to end)
Salted boiling water
Large bowl of ice water
4-6 slices of bacon, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Putting it all together:

  • In a stockpot over high heat, bring salted water to a boil. Add brussels sprouts and blanch for 1 minute. Remove from water and plunge the sprouts into the ice water (this shocks them to maintain their bright green color and to prevent further cooking.) Once cooled, remove from water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Be sure they are as dry as possible, preventing grease splatter and helping with caramelization.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until desired crispiness is reached. Remove bacon from the skillet. Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of the fat.
  • Add brussels and let them cook without stirring for 30 seconds. Stir and continue to cook until caramelized, about 5-7 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Add bacon and pomegranate seeds just before serving.


Things to DIY this Valentine’s

Dating a book worm? Make him/her a lovely "heart felt" bookmark

It may be a bit chilly outside so bring the picnic indoors with this eco-friendly picnic basket. 

Another book-friendly DIY, tell your boo how many ways your dig them with "52 reasons I love you" cards tutorial. 

Fondue it up (sorry we had to!) with this Mexican Dark Chocolate Fondue recipe

Art it up with a little button heart tutorial.