The Creative Princess: January 2012

Valentines Day Pinsperation

Awww...love is in the air.  Valentines Day is just around the corner.  Over the next few days I will be sharing with you some awesome Valentines Day gift ideas.  Today though, I will be sharing some awesome Pinsperation!

To start, let's start with breakfast!  My friend Kristy, over at Mommy Hates Cooking, came up with this CUTE and oh so simple Valentines Day breakfast.


Now on to the crafts and valentines!

**WARNING** do NOT rush out to your local paint store and snatch up all of their pink paint chips after you see this.  I may or may not have done that over the weekend.  ANYWHO!  You just take a paint chip strip, use a punch and punch out hearts.  Then use a hole punch at the top, tie a ribbon through and bam!  Instant bookmark/valentine! 


Check out these awesome valentines!  They are from Beth over at It Is What It Is.  I love simple ideas like this and then think 'Why didn't I think of that'.


Do you remember doing fun Valentines Day crafts in school when you were little?  This one took me right down memory lane.  I plan to do this with my Prims class very soon!


If you have a bit more to spend or the class is VERY small then consider these Peanut Butter and Jelly valentines from Alison at Oopsey Daisey.


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Antiquing we shall go

Do you go antique shopping?  As long as I can remember I have been an antique shopper.  The little town I grew up in has another little town near by that claims to be the "Antique Capitol of the World".  Growing up the town was full of antique stores, I am not sure if it still is or not. 

The little town I now live in has two antique stores.  I have my favorite of the two and I can't really tell you why it is my favorite but it is.  There is hardly any room to walk in the store, it is busting at the seems with just stuff.  Anything you might want....you can find here. 

Last week I was on a mission to find some old measuring spoons to use for a project.  Luckily I took my hubby with me, he is tall..I am way short.  Up on one of the tip top shelves was a basket FULL of measuring spoons!  I walked right passed the basket, totally didn't see it.  Hubby did though, being all tall and stuff.  WooHoo!  I ended up getting two sets, just $0.50 each set!  Sweet!  I also walked out with a pastry cutter and two cookbooks.  Of course, can't go antiquing and not get a cookbook!


The books I got where 'The Art of Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking' and 'Baking in a Box, Cooking in a Can'.  I can't wait to try recipes from both books!  I think we will have LOTS of fun with the 'Baking in a Box' book, sounds like a fun summer time project to me.

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Clementine Chicken



{Clementine Chicken}
Ingredients
3-4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
2-3 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Clementine
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
Zest one Clementine (reserve clementine)
Mix zest with 2-3 Tbs olive oil, once combined pour over chicken then season with salt and pepper (if you like)
Slice remaining clementine and place pieces over chicken
Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees

Enjoy!

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Tissue Paper Flowers


A few weeks ago a friend asked if I could make some Tissue Paper Flowers for her little girls birthday party.  I of course said yes.  There are TONS and I mean TONS of tutorials online of the ins and outs of Tissue Paper Flowers.  There are even videos.  My head was spinning.

So, me being, well....me I decided I was just going to have to figure it out on my own and use pieces from each tutorial I looked at.  That didn't work!  HAHA!  So, it was back to the drawing board.  Here is what I came up with, this will make a medium sized flower/poof.

{Supplies Needed}
Tissue Paper
Floral Wire or Pipe-Cleaner
Scissors

{Directions}

Lay 4 pieces of tissue paper out on your work area, lengthwise.  Cut right up the middle so you end up with two pieces.  Place the stacks on top of each other and begin to fold.  You will fold accordion style (like you are making one of those fans we used to make back in the day), with each fold being about an inch wide.

It should look like this when you are done


Using your scissors, cut each edge so it is rounded. 


Now take this piece and find the middle, for me it was easier to fold it in half and make a crease.  You will then take a piece of wire, at least 12 inches long, and place it around the middle and secure.  Make sure the ends of the wire are off to the side of your folded piece.


Now you will begin to unfold the paper.  Start on one side and unfold one piece, unfolding toward the wire.  On the same side take the other end piece and unfold away from the wire, repeat on other side.  It should look like this....


Continue to unfold working back and forth between each side.


When you are all finished unfolding you will start the "fluffing" process.  The top part, where the wire is, will not be seen so don't worry about fluffing toward the wire.  I like to fluff down, away from the wire, because when you hang the flower that is the main part that will be seen.  When you are done fluffing your flower should look like this


Super cute!

You will want to go easy as you unfold each piece, tissue paper tears easily.  If a piece does tear just snip it off and continue on.

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Homemade Vanilla Pudding Mix


Oh Vanilla Pudding!  I LOVE Vanilla Pudding!  Growing up we would always have boxes of Jello Pudding Mix in the pantry, either instant or cook and serve.  Now, as a child I LOVED chocolate pudding.  What kid doesn't?  As an adult, I now prefer vanilla.

And.......

I like it warm.

Yep, I like my pudding warm...if not a bit hot.  As a kid though, I LOVED it cold.  Funny how things change as you get older.

This mix is not an instant mix, you do have to stir it on the stove but, it is fast and easy.  Also, just like most things using vanilla beans, the flavor gets stronger the longer you allow it to sit.

{Vanilla Pudding Mix}
adapted from CreativeHomemaking.com


3/4 Cup Dry Milk Powder
3/4 Cup Cornstarch
1 Cup Sugar
2 whole Vanilla Beans
1/2 tsp Salt

In bowl combine milk powder, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
Split vanilla beans lengthwise then scrape out seeds (reserve spent beans).
Add seeds to dry ingredients and whisk well,  You may need to use a spoon to break up the bigger chunks of seeds, they like to stick together.
Place in air-tight container.
Place spent beans in container with mix, you may have to cut to fit.

Store in a cool dry place.

{Vanilla Bean Pudding}
1/2 Cup Pudding Mix
2 Cups Milk

Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
Whisk Constantly and bring mix to a boil.
Reduce heat and continue to whisk until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes)
Pour in bowls, serve warm or allow to cool.

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Comforts for Baby - Review

 

I was recently sent a box of baby essentials from Bzz Agent.  Inside the box was a package of Comforts wipes and a package of sippy cups along with some product coupons.
If you did not know, Comforts for Baby is a Kroger store brand.  I was hesitant at first to try the wipes, I am pretty picky about the wipes we use.  Much to my surprise they were actually pretty good!  I still have my favorite brand but these would for sure be a close second place.

I, unfortunately, do not have a Kroger store or one of their affiliates close to me so I could not use the coupon for a free pack of diapers.  I was able to pass that coupon on to a friend who was very excited to use it.  I also gave her a few of the other coupons that came in my pack and passed the rest out to other friends.

The sippy cups I was sent have been used a lot.  There is just something aboout a new cup and my girls.  I don't know what it is but whenever we get new cups they want to use them, and only them, for every meal.  The cups are great!  They have little lids attached to them, along with a spill proof valve, so it makes travel much easier and worry free.

The next time you are near Kroger be sure to look at their baby section and give Comforts for Baby a try!


Disclosure: I received a product sample, coupon, collateral or other special premium from BzzAgent.  All opinions are my own.


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Pinsperation

Raise your hand if you LOVE Pinterest!!!!

Oh you better believe I am raising my hand, both hands, and waiving them around like a mad woman!

I started on Pinterest in May...or June...or July...Sometime last Spring/Summer.  I was very hesitant at first, I didn't want one more site I was addicted to.  Thanks to my dear friend Jess.....the rest they say.....is history.  I was invited and signed up and ready to go.  Oh my!  Since then, I have made a lot of yummy, a few not so yummy, and some pretty cool things.

This week I am going to share with you some things I want to try soon.  Now, if I actually get them done will be an entirely different story.  HA!

First up..... These SUPER cute baskets!



Aren't they CUTE?!?!  I need some more storage in my pantry and these would be great for the little odds and ends.

Next we have these Chocolate Croissants....


YUM!  I had a Chocolate Croissant one morning at Walt Disney World...my goodness it was AMAZING!

Now, you know I am a pretty frugal girl.  Check out this!


Homemade Body Wash!  From a BAR OF SOAP!  I am for sure going to try this out!  I have a particular FAVORITE soap that also has a body wash....the only problem is the soap is super cheap but the body was is over $5!  I refuse to pay that much!

We are getting ready to move baby girl into a big girl bed so, we are wanting to redo her room.  I LOVE this idea!


Just paint the dresser and drawers then stencil something cute on!  Easy and cute!

And finally......I want to do this for my kitchen wall....


You pick your colors and the initial then print and frame!  That's it!  SO easy!

If you are not on Pinterest yet and would like an invitation just let me know! If you are already on Pinterest follow me, then leave a comment and let me know and I will follow you back!

Happy Pinning!

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Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

 {Please ignore the "old" chocolate look.  I put them in my fridge to store, bad idea}

I first saw this recipe on Pinterest.  We LOVE the Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and when I saw these tasted JUST like them I just HAD to try them.

These don't taste JUST like the ones you can buy in stores.  However, they are still REALLY good and healthy.  You can pick and choose what you want to add in, I chose to do the Smore's version because it is our fave.  You could swap the marshmallows and chocolate out for say....Craisins and dark chocolate.  Oh!  That would be REALLY good!  I will have to try that next time.

The original recipe says to use plain granola but, I bought a honey granola cereal (my options are pretty limited around here) and it was GREAT.

Also, when storing I placed a sheet of waxed paper between each layer.  This works really well.

{S’mores Chew Granola Bars}
Ingredients
1 Stick unsalted Butter
½ Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
½ Cup Honey
4 Cups Granola
2 Cups Rice Krispies
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Directions
Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, lightly butter or spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.
Combine honey and butter in saucepan over medium-high heat.  Once butter starts to melt, stir in Brown Sugar
Bring mixture to a boil, lower heat and simmer until sugar dissolves.  Remove pan from heat.
Add Granola and Cereal to saucepan and fold into honey mixture until evenly coated.  Once coated, fold in the Marshmallows.
Spread the mixture into your pan and press firmly to even out.  I like using my hands for things like this but you can use the back of a spoon or a spatula.
Sprinkle Chocolate Chips on top and gently press into place.
Allow to sit for about 30 minutes, lift out of pan and cut into bars.
Store in an airtight container. 

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Recipe Review - PW's Vanilla Bean Scones



Ooooh Vanilla Scones.  I just love Vanilla Bean Scones!  Seriously drool every time I even think about them.


My love for Vanilla Bean Scones started at Starbucks a few years ago.  I was scared to try to make my own because well, I had only had them from Starbucks and I did not want my love for them to be tainted by a bad recipe.

Oh!  My!  Gosh!  Am I ever so glad I tried this recipe!  It is very easy and, in great PW fashion, she walks you through all of the steps with ease.  The one thing I did not do was cut the scones small enough the first time.  No biggie though, this gave me a little extra scone to love.  The only other thing I would do next time is make my glaze a bit thicker.  I followed her recipe to a "T" but I would add a little less salt to the dough and a bit more powdered sugar to the glaze next time.

Oh!  Also!  The very first thing I did was scrape the vanilla beans into the cream and let it sit for a while, in the recipe PW recommends letting it sit for about 15 minutes, I let mine set about 20-25 minutes.  I also added the vanilla beans to the milk for the glaze as soon as I put my first batch of scones in the oven.  I put the vanilla bean milk in an air-tight container and let it sit in the fridge until I was ready to use it.  This made it EXTRA vanilla-y.  YUM!

You can find PW's awesome Vanilla Scone recipe here.  Be sure to check it out and let me know how you like it!

I purchase my vanilla beans from IndriVanilla.

If you have a recipe you would like me to review please contact me, I would love to try some new recipes!

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What a week!

Ugh.

You know it's not going well when the post starts with an "Ugh".

So last week I told you all about how I killed my laptop.  Yep, dead.  Well.....the new one got here late Tuesday afternoon!  WooHoo!!  It has taken me two days to feel it out and play with some of the features.

While having the new laptop is great....the rest of my week hasn't gone so well.  It has had some highlights, like getting free diapers on Saturday and donating my goodies to the Salvation Army, but there have been some lows.

Sunday we woke up and we were all sick.  Yes, ALL of us.  Ugh!  Mads was the worse, followed by me, then hubs, then MG.  MG is still kind of snotty but is better for the most part.  PHEW!  Hubby's head still feels like it is going to explode.  I feel just crummy, snotty, congested, head hurts, throat hurts....ugh.

Then, then there is Mads.

My sweet girl really was not feeling good Sunday.  Monday seemed a bit better but it really wasn't.  Tuesday was even worse.  Every once in a while she would just SCREAM because her ears hurt her so bad.  We took her to the doctor yesterday and she has ruptured BOTH eardrums.  BOTH of them!  My poor sweet girl!  I feel so bad for her.  We got some drops, some antibiotic and some cotton balls.  When we got home Dr. Mom fixed her all up and made her rest.

Last night before bed her right ear started hurting again.  I looked in and I could see chunk of wax that I could get to.  I scooped it out....I am not kidding you it was the size of a pea!

GROSS!

GAG!

YUCK!

After I got it out she got this look of relief on her face, poor girl.  Needless to say, she felt MUCH better after that.  Phew!  She was so excited this morning to finally be going back to school.  I haven't heard from her teacher yet so hopefully everything is going well.

So, it has been a bit of a week.  I have managed to try some new recipes and can't WAIT to share them with you all!  YUM!

Oh, yesterday I did have a post on Mom It Forward!  Love them!  Check it out, it was a lot of fun to make!

I hope you all are having an AWESOME week!

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Champions for Kids: Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack - Donation Day

As I mentioned in my previous post, I signed up to be a part of the Champions for Kids: Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack project. I decided my donation would go to my local Salvation Army Backpack program.






I chose this program because they provide meals for school age children that might not otherwise receive them. The children are nominated to the program by their teacher or other school staff. The teacher in charge of the Backpack program on the school level then goes one day a week and packs bags for the children. Each child is given one bag of food per week, they can either take their bag home or leave it at school in their locker.


A few weeks ago I stopped by our Salvation Army location and spoke to them about their needs and to make sure what I planned to purchase was in line with their program guidelines. I decided to purchase 25 packs (100 shakes) of the PediaSure SideKicks, in a variety of flavors. This was enough to provide each child in the program with two shakes this week.



Cart full of nutritious drinks!


When I got to the store I headed straight to the pharmacy, this is where nutritional shakes are at my location. I was surprised to find out that they did not have the children’s shakes here. The children’s shakes are located in the baby department near the formula. I was happy to see there was a great selection to choose from and the shelves were well stocked. I loaded my cart and off we went.



MG helping mommy


When we arrived to make the donation the volunteers were very excited. I think they thanked me 3 dozen times! I held back my tears, you know I am an overly emotional person, and helped them stock the shelves with the shakes.






I want to take this time to thank Abbott Nutrition (#AbottCFK), Champions for Kids and Collective Bias (#CBias) for helping change the face of hunger in our nation. I encourage all of my readers to take the steps today to help in your community. All it takes is one small donation. It could be one pack, it could be 300 packs, just do what you can. If we all join together we can end hunger in our nation for good.


If you would like to see more of my shopping and donation experience head to Google+!

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own. #AbbottCFK #CBias #ChampionsForKids

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Saied Music Giveaway Winner

A HUGE congrats to our winner.....



Anna Marie!

I will be contacting Anna Marie in just a bit to let her know she has won.  If for some reason she is unable to attended the classes I will pick another winner.

Thank you to those that entered!

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HELLO...is this thing on?

Hey guys!  I just wanted to let you know I am still here.  If you aren't keeping up with me on Facebook or Twitter then you don't know that......I killed my laptop.  Yep, gone.  Buh-bye.  Ugh!

Don't worry!  A replacement is on it's way and will be here next week!  WaHoooo!!

In the mean time, my posts here will be sparse as the good ol PC is ancient....to say the least.  In the time it takes me to write one post on this thing I could have had 10-20 done on my laptop.  *SIGH*

On the bright side!  Yes, there is one.  I have been doing a lot of projects that I can't wait to show you!  Maybe being without a computer isn't such a bad thing sometimes?

I wanted to also take this time to remind you that you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest!  SWEET!

Oh!  One more thing, the giveaway (yes, for Tulsa area peeps only...sorry guys) is still going!  HURRY and enter though!  I will be drawing the winner tomorrow!

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GIVEAWAY - SAIED Music - CLOSED



If you are from the Tulsa area, chances are you have at the very least heard of Saied Music Store.  Some of you may have even stepped foot in one of their stores.  I became familiar with Saied in the 5th grade.

At my school every 5th grader was given the option of joining band.  I wanted SO BAD to learn to play the drums.  That was not what I would pick though.  I decided on the flute, my best friend was going to play the flute as well so it just seemed natural for me to also play the flute.  I played until my Sophomore year of high school, that was also the year I was crowned Band Queen.

Saied Music Store came out to our school with some instruments and let us test them out to see what we liked.  I decided on their basic student flute.  I still have it in my attic.  I also still have all the music I ever learned up there....sheets and sheets of it.

Now that I am an adult I would really like to learn to play the piano.  Being so far away from their store it is hard for me to get there.  Then there is the whole 'hubby's schedule' thing.  I also didn't want to sit down with some boring piano teacher and play boring songs.  I was SO excited when I heard about a new class they are offering!

The class is called {Musical Moments Adult Piano/Keyboard Class} and is about making music FUN in a non-competitive, gently-paced environment. 
The classes are on:
Mondays at Saied Music Midtown 11:00am-12:00pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesdays at Saied South 11:00am-12:00pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm
and are $80/month.


Giveaway is now closed!
I am SO excited about today's giveaway! 

Thanks to a friend from Saied Music I am able to giveaway one SCHOLARSHIP to the 11am Tuesday class!  That is a {$270 value}! 

AWESOME!

How To Enter:

Mandatory: Leave a comment bellow....

Optional (extra) entries:
Like me on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter
One additional comment per day for length of giveaway

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

This giveaway will run from today {Tuesday January 10, 2012} and will end at {8:00am Friday January 13, 2012}
Winner will get detailed instructions on how to claim prize, classes start Tuesday January 17th.  Winner must also pay for the instruction book ($20), all other fees are covered in scholarship.  I will use random.org to select winner, winner will be announced by 12:00pm Friday January 13th, 2012.

*This is not a sponsored giveaway.  I was in no way compensated for this review/giveaway.

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Regal Nail Salon - Review

 
This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Regal Nail Salon inside my local Walmart.  I could choose any service I wanted, I chose to have Gel Tips put on.  It has been a very, VERY long time since I have had my nails done at a salon and it showed!  

My cuticles and nails get SO dry and brittle.  I would like to say this only happens during the winter but, it is a year round thing.  I have tried to grow my nails out for years.  They just don't grow.  One or two will grow then they start to split on the side.  I don't know why they do that. 

I was very pleased with the salon.  It was very clean and well kept, the techs were very nice and knew what they were talking about.  I waited about 5 minutes for my turn.  The tech I got was very nice, he helped me decide on what service to get and even offered tips to help keep my cuticles from drying out so much. 

I decided on the Gel Tips and look forward to going back in a few weeks to have them filled.  There were plenty of magazines to pick from, they also had a TV in the back of the salon that you could watch while you were there.  Being a busy mom I am so thankful services such as this are available inside Walmart.  It is so much easier to stop at one store, get everything I need and also treat myself rather than stopping at 10 different places.



I have decided to take my oldest back next time and let her get her nails painted.  How fun!

You can see more on my Google+ story.



This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All thoughts and pictures are my own.

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Guest post on Mom It Forward - Toffee Crackers

As some of you know I had a recipe featured on Mom It Forward yesterday!  How exciting!!  I made the Toffee Crackers that have been floating around the internet for the past month.

Be sure to check out Mom It Forward and "like" them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

A few of you have emailed me and asked a few questions about a few things.  Since some of the questions were the same I wanted to share the answers here as well in case there was anyone else wondering the same thing.  I also wanted to show you some extra pics of the process.



Q1: What kind of cracker did you use?
A1: Well, I actually used two different crackers and a cereal.  I wanted to see what one I preferred and if the same process would work on cereal.  I used regular saltines, Ritz and Rice Chex.  
I preferred the regular saltines over everything else.  
I liked the Ritz but they did not enhance the flavor like the saltines did.  They just kind of blended in and did not hold their own flavor. 
The rice Chex were OK.  I did not use very many and they tasted just a bit bland.  To make the Chex work you would need to cut back how much toffee you use or use more Chex.  I would also melt the chocolate chips and drizzle on top rather than melting the chocolate directly on the hot cereal/toffee next time.


 Q2: Can you over boil the toffee?
A2: Yes, yes you can.  And it is not pretty.  Really, it only needs to boil for the 3 minutes.


Q3: This was really hard to "break" is there another way to "break" it?
A3: I like using a pizza cutter.  You won't get straight lines but it does help break it up.


If you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment or contact me.

Enjoy!

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Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack - Champions for Kids


I recently signed up to be part of the Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack project.  This project is so close to my heart.  You have heard me talk about wanting to start awesome things in this community.  You know I have a heart and passion for helping kids.  You have also heard me talk about the kids around here being hungry.  Oklahoma is now the 4th hungriest state in the US.  The number of Oklahomans at risk of going hungry every day is astonishing to me, 600,000 people!  One in four Oklahoma children struggles with hunger.  I know for my community that number is much higher.  We have to do something about this! 


 For this campaign I will be purchasing Abbott Nutrition Snack Packs and donating them to a local charity.  The charity I have chosen is my local Salvation Army Backpack program.  This program provides food for children for after school and weekends.  It surprises me that most people do not know that there are children that only eat at school.  The only food they eat for the day is whatever is provided at school.  Thank God for programs that provide food for these children.  It is so important for children to have nutritious food options and am glad the Backpack Program offers this.


I am very excited to be a part of this simple service project, you can find more info and other ideas on the Champions for Kids website.  During the next few weeks I hope you will join me in this mission and donate to a local organization and help change the face of hunger!


I am proud to be working as one of the millions of Champions for Kids.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All opinions in this post are my own.  #CBias  #AbbottCFK


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Tyson Minis Quick Dinner



This week I had to opportunity, thanks to #CBias and #TysonGoodness, to get more Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches.  I was hoping to catch a demo at the store but I had no such luck.
Bummer.

I was able to grab the Mini's though.  WooHoo!!

I LOVE these little sandwiches, so do my girls.  I am busy these days and sometimes I just don't have time to cook dinner.  These sandwiches take just over a minute to make, seriously FAST!  The other night we needed a FAST meal, we got home late from dance and I had two VERY hungry girls on my hands. 



Have you ever experienced a 2 year olds tantrum?  How about a 6 year olds?  Yeah, so not fun!  Luckily I didn't have to listen to that mess long.  I paired the sandwiches up with a clementine and some sweet potato fries.  The girls still prefer to dismantle the sandwich and eat just the chicken, but that is how they like them and I am not going to complain since they love these sandwiches and actually eat them.


Tyson is still offering their gift card deal on these also, which makes the sandwiches a GREAT deal.  When you buy 2 boxes you get a $5 Walmart gift card!  That makes them almost BOGO!  You know I like that awesome deal!  You can find more details about this deal here.

Want more info on these cute little sandwiches?  Check out my Google+ story.




This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias  All thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own.

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Snowman Pizza Pinsperation

I just found this CUTE snowman pizza last night on Pinterest.

{pic is Delia's, be sure to check out her site, lot's of cute stuff}

Isn't it CUTE?!!?  Yeah, I think so too.

Christmas Eve we made a Christmas tree shaped pizza, we actually made two but one was really wonky.  The girls got a big kick out of it, I won't lie....I did too.

I can't wait to try the snowman version.  I just can't decide when to try it, this week or the first day it snows.

Now that I think about it, I am going to try it this week.  Who knows when it will snow this year, it has been in the 60's the past few days!  Saturday we hit 70!  Amazing!

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Biscuit Doughnuts

A few weeks months ago I came across this AWESOME pin on Pinterest.  The description got me, 'Easy Doughnuts'.  OH!  YEAH!  I have been searching and searching for an easy, and fast, doughnut recipe.

I excitedly clicked on the link.

Only to discover I had been eating these doughnuts my entire life and were no different than the recipe I already had.  That part stunk but, it reminded me I need to carry on this tradition and make them for my girls more often.

They are VERY, VERY messy though.  You end up with sugar all over your table and your children will end up with sugar in seriously EVERY crevice of their body.  Yes, fully clothed I found sugar in my daughters diaper.  How does that happen?!?!

Regardless, these are REALLY good and SO easy.



Biscuit Doughnuts
1 Can of Biscuits
Oil
Sugar

Open can of biscuits and either stretch a hole in the middle or cut a little whole with a small bottle lid or small round cookie cutter (I have a fondant cutter I use when we want doughnut holes also).  
Heat about 2-3 inches of oil in a saucepan.  Place two-three pieces of dough in heated oil.  Let one side brown to a light golden brown then flip.  
You want to make sure your oil is not too hot or the outside of the doughnut will be brown and the inside will be raw.
Once your doughnut is a nice golden brown on both sides remove to a bowl with sugar in it.  Cover doughnut with sugar and set on plate or serve immediately.

Some people I know like to add cinnamon to their sugar.  I just like them with plain sugar.

Enjoy!


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