My Christmas Recipe Round-Up

Christmas Recipe Round Up

I am wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here are a few recipes I am making this year and would love to hear what you all are baking up this holiday season! I am in a bit of a crunch for time, no surprise, so I don’t have time to share who all these recipes are from but if you click each picture it will take you to the original site.

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Please share what you all are baking this holiday season below! Thanks to all these wonderful bloggers for creating these awesome recipes!

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Hot Holiday Toy Alert!! LeapTV Review!!

I was sent this product in return for an honest review. LeapTV Review

Have you heard of the new LeapTV gaming system? It is truly amazing! We were lucky enough to be able to review it this holiday season and we are so thankful! This new gaming system is everything I have ever wanted in a gaming system and I can’t wait to share it with you!

When it arrived at the door the children and I were CRAZY excited! They couldn’t wait to set it up and test it out! The set up was super easy well all except moving the TV to plug it in. I was able to put in each of the kids names, birth dates, and grade level so they would each have their own profile. They were each able to pick a profile picture which they were so proud to do! Once we go it start the fun and learning began! They played for a good two hours until dinner time! I was so amazed at all the different subjects they games helped them practice.

My favorite part of this gaming system is that they are not just all sitting around playing but up having fun and learning. Oh and the best part is once they pick a game it lets the kids know who’s turn it is and every time it switches players it caters to that player age and grade level so for example when it’s my preschoolers turn it ask her to add 2+3, when my kindergartener turn it asks her what’s 8+7, and when it’s my nephew’s turn, who is in 2nd grade, it will ask him what 15+30. This whole system just blows me away-everything is just so awesome!

 

Hamster High Five on the new #LeapTV Dance and Learn game

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My LeapTV Praises:

  • 3 ways to play so they can not possibly get board! Body motion (the camera puts them in the TV and they love it!), classic control (especially made with little hands in mind), and pointer play (the control transforms into a pointer!). LeapTV2
  • Specifically for young children with age-appropriate games and voice navigation to help the little ones.
  • Reinforces learning through movement (kids wiggle, jump, point, and swipe to play) They get to exercise while they play!!
  • Games adapt to your child the games automatically level up as your child progresses in proficiency awesome right!
  • It’s small and doesn’t take up much space on my tv console. Plus it has a clip that can attach the camera onto the TV so the really little ones don’t get a hold of it!

We love the new LeapTV gaming system and it makes the perfect educational game for the child in your life!

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Thank you so much LeapFrog for allowing us to test this awesome toy!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Guy in Your Life! #HolidayGiftGuideBloggers100

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the man in your life?  Holidays are supposed to be fun  but finding that perfect gift for your father, brother, boyfriend or husband can be overwhelming at times. Our 100 PR Friendly Blogger’s Best Picks 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Hope you find something for that special man in your life!
The SportsTek Lightwear 4 is 1 built-to-last! Sturdy construction offers easy press buttons and easily adjustable modes that will bump up the lighting power quickly and easily. This will be a gift for all guys – so grab a few or one for everyone on your list !



 

Give deep therapeutic Golf Ball Massage while comfortably protecting your hand and controlling the ball. Also great to use on yourself or a partner.Massaging your partner is wonderful, but let’s face it, your hands can get tired! The SPAball Kaddy allows the person doing the massaging to be able to apply deep pressure, without having to work as hard.



Each of our screen protectors is crafted from intelliGLASS™, our most advanced protection yet.  intelliGLASS™ is crafted from hardened glass that offers better than steel scratch protection, an oil and smudge resident outer coating, and advanced silicone adhesion that eliminates bubbles and permanent residue.The result is unmatched protection with out losing clarity or touchscreen sensitivity.  


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With Key Holder and Bonus. Guaranteed Best Choice for Comfortable, Non-slip Workout Protection for Your Apple Phone. Lightweight, Water Resistant, Washable Pro-athlete Quality for Jogging, Gym, Fitness and Workouts



A Grill Master’s Secret Weapon For Grilling & Cooking For Perfect Steak, Chicken And More From My Stunning Abode TM. Pre programmed settings for beef, pork, chicken, lamb and turkey deliver foolproof grilling every time.

La Bella Baskets #HolidayGiftGuideBloggers100

 Our wonderful PR Friendly, Holiday Gift Guide 100+ Bloggers think that La Bella Baskets has something everyone will love this Holiday Season – we just can not keep it to ourselves. I hope you all are enjoying these post!  

La Bella Baskets gift selection offers beautiful gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, wedding/romance and special holidays. For sensitive occasions, our sympathy and get well baskets can convey your deepest sentiments.

La Bella Baskets, gift selection offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something for the chocolate, coffee, or fine cheese lover in your life, or seeking a tasteful gift for a business or corporate function, you’ll find what you’re looking for with our baskets. Our gifts are the perfect idea for any occasion. We have over 400 gifts and they are always changing with the season’s and holiday’s. Our basket store is full of gifts for women, men, teens, children and infants. Our Fall gifts are currently in the store and the Christmas gifts will be out very soon.

 
La Bella also offers a personalized gift store with 600 gifts to choose from. We have personalized keepsakes for your family and friends. From wine and beer glasses to picture frames, jewelry and candles. Personalized gifts for women, men, teens, children and infants. Come back to the personalized gift store often as the gifts here change with the season’s and holiday’s as well.

Check out this incredible Wonderland Tower of Goodies – Perfect for anyone on your holiday shopping list. This delightful silver and red snowflake tower evokes a winter wonderland and is a great way to wish someone Happy Holidays this season. Each silver box holds a different sweet treat, including peppermint crunch bites, chocolate covered pretzels, mint chip malt balls, Ghirardelli assorted chocolate squares, chocolate chip cookies and red green and white jelly beans. Ho, ho, ho!


Meet Julie  / La Bella Baskets Consultant……
Julie  resides in Georgia with her wonderful husband and terrific son. We have lived here for 24 years. Even though I’m from the Midwest I now call Georgia my home. Julie has been a consultant with La Bella Baskets since 2012 and can help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

 

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Contact Julie at:  joyfulgiftsbyjulie@gmail.com
You can also follow her Blog Joyful Gifts to learn more !
 

Pamper the women in your life with Unique Gifts for Women #HolidayGiftGuideBloggers100

Finding the perfect gift for those ladies in your life does not have to be hard.  Surprise your mother, aunt, sister, or even your best friend with one of these  ideas from our 100 PR Friendly Blogger’s Best Picks 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.


Rossina Julissa has a perfect gift … Exotic Argan Oil Texture Hair Paste 

 It is light when applied, but gives great texture and you can easily get that funky spiked look or the slick sophisticated style you want. This amazing smelling, easy to use, light weight, semi matte finish paste, that’s non-greasy with medium hold. 

So go out with your head held high, knowing you look great and that others will think so too. One warning – just be prepared for those compliments you will get. 

Click HERE to Shop Now



Has Tons of Gifts for every budget ! 
For over 10 years Beauty Care Choices has taken pride in helping shoppers locate products that they once found in a salon and now can’t locate the item because the salon moved or they moved or the salon is no longer carrying the products or numerous other reasons.  

So many brands, and Gifts for Hair, Skin, Cosmetics, Nails, Tools, Travel. 

Oridel’s LIQUID GEM™ Regenerating Face Oil uses the healing processes of natural botanicals to bring your skin a warm dewy glow that seems to shine from within. Just one pump from this bottle can significantly soothe your skin, and especially skin damaged by the application of drying retinol treatments or other medications. 

Yet it is light and refreshing, does not feel oily or heavy, and has been specifically formulated to have a pleasing aroma that won’t overpower the senses.

Shop Oridel’s atwww.oridel.com

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Bootights and Darby’s from traditional hosiery. Designed to be worn with boots, they have an actual performance sock attached. Brilliant, right? It’s the sock that make your feet feel incredibly comfy in your boots all day long. 

It’s the sock that protects against snags and runs, making them more durable so they last longer. It’s the sock that makes your life a little easier. It’s one less thing to think about. No more scrounging around for the right socks to layer over your thin tights. It’s all-in-one.

Shop Now at: www.bootights.com

Simply the best planners— we make student planners, family planners for  mom planners, and leather planners to help you with time management and work-life balance! Great planning tools and stylish planner calendars for every stage of your life.

Shop Now at: www.timemine.com

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

This the Hottest gift EVERY Woman wants this year in her stocking ! Great for Teens too !
Our Personal Consultant Michelle McGrath is here to help you get this gift in time for that perfect gift . Plus they have many more gift ideas for you too ! 

Beauty by Earth has you covered with these three incredible gifts. No marketing ploys, no gimmicks – NATURAL BEAUTY. Beauty By Earth takes great care to ensure that all products meet rigorous organic standards and are validated by the appropriate seal as indicated all of our product packaging.  Click Here to Shop




New Moms will love this  its luxery and unlike any other. Boho Mama Breastfeeding Wrap“- Luxurious, organic, multi-functional nursing cover. With a touch of spandex for comfort and shape, this stylish multi-purpose garment is for the woman who cares what she wears and cares what she chooses to touch the skin of her precious baby. The Boho Mama Breastfeeding Wrap drapes beautifully across and around your body, whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding or just feel like wearing it. The lightweight, breathable fabric allows you and your baby to stay cool and look cool.  Shop Now Here

Come Check our Holiday Gift Guide 
We Have Something for EVERYONE ! 

Enter to win a Holly Clegg Cookbook #HolidayGiftGuideBloggers100

Holly is known as the “Queen of Quick” has used this motto to guide her through the creation of her trim&.TERRIFIC® cookbook series, which has sold over one million books! Gold Recipient of prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. Award-Winner in General Cookbook’ category of 2012, sponsored by USA Best Book Awards, with USA Book News.

Holly, has been featured on TV, Print, Online and also Holly’s Phone App: Mobile Rush Hour Recipes: with recipes, shopping lists, photos, serving suggestions and nutritional information. Read more about Holly here.

Ends 11-28-14
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WITH PROMO CODE HOLIDAY2014
Grab your copy today at: www.hollyclegg.com
Disclaimer: This Blog is not responsible for winner selection or shipping of any prize of this promotion. Visit our HGG for more information: http://ndam.weebly.com

Crio Brü – Great Gift for the “Foodies who love Gourmet! #HolidayGiftGuide100Bloggers


Our wonderful PR Friendly, Holiday Gift Guide 100+ Bloggers are narrowing down the best holiday gift choices for men, women, kids, coworkers, home and office. With the best of the best this year for you. 

When it comes to picking the best holiday gifts for the food lovers, it can be daunting with so many things to select from. Or perhaps trying to find that perfect gift for your boss or coworker. We have you covered with Crio Brü. So much to select from! 

 WHAT IS CRIO BRÜ?

Crio Brü is brewed drink made from 100% cacao beans (also known as cocoa beans), roasted to perfection. Named after the most prized of cacao beans, the Criollo, Crio Brü will astound your taste buds with its complex chocolaty flavors and subtle aromas which come right from the cacao bean itself! It is 100% natural and 100% pure.
Crio Brü is the ultimate superfood. It is low in calories and contains no sugar, no fat, no dairy, no sodium, no cholesterol and practically no caffeine, yet is extremely high in antioxidants, theobromine and a host of other vitamins and minerals.
Crio Brü is both a new drink and an ancient one. Ka’kao was an everyday drink of the kings and peoples of the great Incas, Mayans, Olmecs and Aztecs for hundreds of years, but was changed when the Old World met the New. The incredible health properties of cacao are currently lost in the process of making modern chocolate, but with Crio Brü, they are preserved.
They have a Variety of flavors to choose from, including gift sets and baskets. Check out this fantastic gift set for only $39.99.  Would make a Great Boss, Co-Worker or Gift for any foodie on your gift list. Visit them today at: www.criobru.com and grab that perfect gift, shipped to your door in time for the holidays

Bear On The Chair® – The Year round good behavior buddy for every child! #HolidayGiftGuide100Bloggers

When it comes to picking the best holiday gifts for kids, it can be daunting with so many things to select from. Our wonderful PR Friendly, Holiday Gift Guide 100+ Bloggers are narrowing down those choices to the best of the best this year for you. 


Bear On The Chair® $29.99
Parenting  is filled with challenges and decisions around every corner that could have a profound impact on your child. Having tools and options to make parenting more effective is something that can enhance a child’s happiness and quality of life during critical stages of development. One of our most satisfying experiences with positive parenting has been with the creation of Bear on the Chair by our daughter Symonne.
Parents have found our bear very useful in their ability to motivate their children to brush their teeth, eat vegetables, and follow instructions when they are given. There is something the child finds extremely comforting in communicating with the soft and responsive bear. Parents and children alike really appreciate the story that comes with the bear, which sets an energetic tone for how positive  reinforcement will be used. The story gives the child a sense of imagination and wonder that assists in the usefulness of Bear on the Chair and positive parenting. Children are amazed to see their very own adoption certificate and are thrilled to have a new cuddly and friendly behavior buddy in the house.
Parents and teachers have shared how easy it was to see how having help in motivating children can be more effective and more enjoyable for parents and assists in the child learning empathy and making positive improvements in their behavior.
Bear on the Chair offers a chance to give toddlers positive reinforcementreduce tantrums, and give parents something to feel confident and positive about in the home. Bear on the Chair can help children with Autism and ASD by offering an outlet for communication and expression that is comforting and reassuring.
One Lucky Person is going to win a 
Bear On The Chair®

AmishToyBox.com 6 Car Large Wooden Train Set Review and Giveaway 11/21-12/5

 I was sent this toy in return for my honest and truthful opinion. 

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Welcome to the Holiday HOHOHO Hop!

Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you better hurry, the hop ends on December 5! Make sure to stop by The Review Wire for the Grand Prize, an Erin Condren Life Planner! Use it as a nutrition/exercise log, newborn sleep & peep record, work meetings & appointments, academic & social planner, keepsake journal or as a scrapbook…the possibilities are endless!

Amishtoybox.com Review and Giveaway   The AmishToyBox.com is an online shop selling Hand-Crafted Toys, Games, and Doll Furniture – all built to last by Amish Craftsmen. Larry Kauffman, was born and raised in Amish country and respects the simple way of life, honesty, and integrity the Amish give to all they do and decided to being that to children’s toys. They generously sent me the 6-Car Large Wooden Train Set to review for my little guy Ezra for my Holiday Gift Guide. I have to say this is the best toy wooden toy I have ever seen-ya’ll I am serious this toy is flawless! It is a nice good quality hard wood, all the pieces move and work, the paint is perfect! This toy look like a million bucks! I received my order in a very timely manner via the USPS and it was in great condition.

train reivew  The top foam and bottom foam boards are custom made to fit the train in between them-that is how much care and attention they take with their packaging.

train reivew 1Each piece is a work of art, all handcrafted and made with love. Each piece is just flawless! This truly does make the perfect gift for that special boy in your life. They will have hours of fun connecting it, finding things like rocks and sticks to load on it, and pulling it around.

Be sure to check out the AmishToyBox.com for their Thanksgiving Shipping Special!! Happening now through November 27th! Amishtoybox Sale

**Giveaway Details**

Date: Nov. 21st, 2014 – Dec. 5th at 11:59 PM EST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 1 winner gets a 6-car large train set

Click the link below to be taken to the Promosimple entry form.

Click here to ENTER TO WIN!

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Mom254321PerfectGiftGuide1 Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.

Lovely Candy Company Review and Giveaway 11/14-11/28

  I was sent these products in return for and honest review.


Lovely Candy Company Review and Giveaway

 

As you all know from my healthy home posts here and here I am not one who particularly condones candy eating except for on special occasions and Friday movie night. And I have found the perfect treats for my family! The Lovely Candy Company and I think alike as great minds usually do. Jackie and Mike set out to make candy that all their family could enjoy with the focus being on quality ingredients and they successfully did so. Here is a quick video featuring Jackie telling her story and sharing her candy.

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They craft caramels, fruit chews, fudgee rolls, and licorice. Each comes in a variety of yummy flavors! MY favorite is ALL OF THEM-really I love them all! If I had to pick just one I would say the sea salt caramels and caramel apple are tied! My kids would also say the caramels all of them they worked hard to earn those on Friday movie night or from the treat jar.

Here is a video they made featuring some of they icky stuff!

Each candy is crafted with special care taken to find the best ingredients available.

Caramel Apple Review Sea Salt Caramel Review

If you’re a label reader or even if you’re not, you can clearly see how upfront they are about their ingredients-they have nothing to hide. No high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, no colors or preservatives in these candies! They are all-natural! This is a candy I will be more than happy to stuff my children’s stocking with this year because I will know they are not getting any artificial stuff or high fructose corn syrup.

On the Lovely Candy Company site I just love that they offer different sizes which you can order their products. Plus they offer various sampler packs if you want to try a variety. They also have a locate a retailer section so you may find them locally.

Thanks to the Lovely Candy Company one lucky reader has the opportunity to enter to win a prize pack!

**Giveaway Details**

Date: Nov. 14th, 2014 – Nov. 28th at 11:59 PM EST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 1 winner gets 1 Lovely Candy Company prize pack.

Click the link below to be taken to the Promosimple entry form.

Click here to ENTER TO WIN!

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 Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.