Friday, December 30, 2016

Where's the Party?

You may have noticed that it is has been quiet on the blog the last couple of weeks. Both my co-host  Kim and I have been spending the last several days with our family and friends. Since both Christmas and New Years have landed on a weekend,  you are probably busy celebrating with your family  and friends as well.  The party will be back next Friday, and we are looking forward to seeing all of your holiday posts..  

See you in the New Year!  

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Dare to Share #244

It's Friday night, and you know what that means. 
It is time to Dare to Share!!  

Are you ready for Christmas.. Honestly I am not, I still have a lot to get done.  This week though, I have been celebrating with two Christmas parties and a Sanctus Real concert.  I also managed to post to Christmas themed posts.  

I recently has an Elf Themed Cookie Making Party with some special girls in my life.  We need to make some more, because out of all of the cookies we made, I only got to eat one! 

This week while working on a sponsored post, my children experienced a bit of a Christmas Miracle. It was something that made this mom very happy, and even happier when it happened again a second night.  You can read what happened in Our Christmas Miracle with DiGiorno.

For the Dare to Share Feature this week, I chose Easy and Delicious Peppermint Marshmallows by Simply Darrling.  I love marshmallows of all kinds, and they look perfect for Christmas.  

My co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations has a really fun classroom party treat.  I love these Santa Suit Rice Krispie Treats.  

Now it is time for this week's party. You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share.  If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature your post will be featured on the blog and social media. This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Our Christmas Miracle with DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza

We have a very busy week this week with Christmas right around the corner.  It is a week for Christmas parties, concerts and even a snow day.  On a recent trip to Dollar General, my daughter was very excited to see that DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza was on sale. That evening I was to attend a Christmas party for my small group, so I planned on making a pizza my teenagers loved for their dinner before I left.  

My daughter loves hot chocolate as much as I do, so we picked up a box of NESTLÉ® Hot Cocoa Mix as well. 

An added bonus, it was on sale for only $1. 

I made the pizza, and we all thought it looked really good.  We never want to  spend a ton of money on pizza delivery, when DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza tastes is so delicious. 

We love the thick crust, bubbling cheese, and great amount of pepperoni. 

My kids decide to sit by the Christmas tree to eat, and while they were enjoying their pizza something began to happen. I noticed their moods began to change.   A bit of back story, my kids do not always get along. The are close in age, but have very different temperaments and interests. It is rare for them to hang out together for very long.  On this evening though, I noticed lots of smiles.  

I even got them to pose together while they were making goofy faces.  That night while they were enjoying their pizza they sat together for several hours, watching videos, talking and just enjoying each others company. A true Christmas miracle for this mom. The next night they did it again, playing a game for hours.  While it could have just been the joy of the season, I think I will buy DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza more often if it means more evenings  like this

Dollar General  offers digital coupons that you can use several of your favorite projects.  

Here what is currently available. 

$1/1 DiGiorno 
$1.50/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels 
$2/1 Nescafe Tasters Choice 
$1/1 Nestle Confections Stand Up Bags 
$1/1 Nestle Coffemate Liquid Creamer 


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Elf themed Cookie Party

Recently I had the chance to have a cookie making party with my daughter, and two special girls in my life.   As you know from my Big Birthday Post that I have recently started working with Oriental Trading and trying out their party supplies. The movie Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies, so when I saw all of their adorable elf themed party supplies, I knew I wanted to have an Elf Themed Cookie Party with the girls.  

In the picture above I filled elf candy buckets with elf themed treats. I could have filled them with candy, but I knew we would have plenty of sugar making the cookies   

Each of the girls got a couple of elf dolls, elf stickers, elf rubber duckies and Elf on the Shelf erasers 

The Plush Long Arm Elves were perfect to hang from their very own themed Elf tree  

The girls also got a plastic elf mug that were the perfect size to dunk their cookies in milk. 

We did not have the chance to use these yet, but were are going to use these cupcake collars and picks to make Elf themed cupcakes very soon.  

I am pretty excited about these Elf Photo Stick Props.  While the pictures I took with the girls that day, they  are too dark and blurry to post (I just do not have enough good light where I live). I am going to take these to a Christmas party I am going to this weekend.  Many of the guests will be the ones who attended my Big Birthday, and it will be at my friends house who does have good lighting. ☺ 

These elf treat boxes were really cute, and the perfect size for a candy treat. 

B was in a silly mood, and kept making faces in all of my pictures. She normally smiles and poses in pictures. At least I got one picture of her working on the cookies without her making a funny face. Here she is concentrating on which cookie cutters to use. That is more than I can say for my own daughter who still makes faces in every single picture I take of her. Hopefully she will outgrow that soon! (maybe I will do a post on it) 

I knew the girls were going to make a big mess, so I tried to organize my supplies. I put all of my Christmas sprinkles and cookie options on a tray to keep them contained and somewhat organized. 

I bought take out containers at the dollar store for the girls to take their cookies home.  I will definitely be doing this again when we bake. 

We ate some of the cookies on Elf themed party supplies,   

T cooperated with a big smile while showing off her elf goodies.  

If you are interested in hosting your own elf party or other Christmas theme, there is still time to get fun themed supplies from the Oriental Trading Christmas Store.  They have a great selection of party supplies, decorations, crafts and stocking stuffers for many different themes. .  

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Dare to Share #243

It is Friday night, and you know what that means... 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

It's been another  busy week for me.  I filled in at school for a few days, and I held a special Elf themed cookie party for a couple of special girls in my life.  I am in the process of writing that post.. (there are lots of pictures!)    Christmas is almost upon us and I am so not ready.. Anyone else feeling that way too?  

I love these Toilet Paper Roll Wise Men from Intoxicated on Life. I love paper roll crafts (two of my most popular posts uses them) and these can be used to teach about the nativity. They are perfect from little hands, who always want to play with the all the figurines.  

Are you having a class party in the next week or two and need to bring a treat?  Check out these adorable Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats by my co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations. I am thinking about making them and I don't have to worry about a class party.. 

Now it is time for this week's party. You are welcome to link up anything that you would like to share.  If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature, your post will be featured on the blog and on social media.  This party is seen also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure. Kim also chooses a few posts to feature on her blog and social media  

Link up and HAVE FUN!!  


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Dare to Share #242

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  

I can't believe it is December. Seriously, how did that happen.  In my head it is still September or even early October. 

Would you like to win the most comfortable bra ever?  Be sure to check out my review of the Coobie Seamless Bra and enter to win one  here.

The Dare to Share Feature this week is his Homemade Rudolph Sugar Scrub Gift by Oh My! Creative

If you are looking for Christmas Printables, you will definitely want to check out my co-hosts site. Kandy Kreations. There you can find all kinds of things to print like these Merry and Bright Christmas Kiss Labels. 

Now it is time for this week's party.  You are welcome to link up anything that you would like to share. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social medial. This party is seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure. Kim also chooses posts to feature and share on social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!  

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Homemade Rudolph Sugar Scrub Gift - Dare to Share Feature

Have you ever tried to make your own sugar scrub?  I have been thinking about it for awhile. I really like this Homemade Rudolph Sugar Scrub by Oh My! Creative that was shared on Dare to Share,  because it would make a great gift or stocking stuffer. It also happens to be cute, and festive, perfect for those small thoughtful gifts that you need a lot of this time of year. Stop over to Oh My! Creative get the full recipe and instructions. 
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