Easter Caramel Corn

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Easter Caramel Corn   The look of excitement on my daughters face is one of the greatest joys in my life.  I love to see her shining eyes and a smile on her face. That is why I have been building the anticipation for Easter with lots of Easter time crafts and snacks. Today I have another adorable Easter time snack to share with you. This idea is really easy and fun for the kids just like my Adorable Bunny Pretzels and my Pudding Box Planter Cookies that I posted recently. Ingredients: 4 cups plain air popped popcorn 1 cup butter 2 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bag of Easter candy, any type you want. I used jelly beans 1 cup Almond Bark , melted and divided into 4 seperate bowls-to drizzle over popcorn Food Coloring   Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. 2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. … [Read more...]

Fresh Delivered Flowers!

Fresh Delivered Flowers!   Fresh flowers give a person a nice feeling inside and can certainly boost a person’s mood. As well, they make special occasions in a person’s life even more special. However, some people don’t always have access to a local florist around them when they want to send someone flowers. This doesn’t have to be an issue any longer due to the flower delivery Sydney has available today, like FreshFlowers.com.au, that are found by simply accessing the Internet. This allows people to send fresh flowers to anyone they want at any time of the day or night. Flower delivery service websites have a range of flowers for different occasions that customers can choose from. This way, you can have any type of flowers delivered to your loved ones’ doorstep the very moment you want them to be there. Flower delivery service online is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. Their popularity is because of their ability to deliver fresh flowers all over the … [Read more...]

Give The Gift Of More Then Just Flowers – Gift Ideas

Give The Gift Of More Then Just Flowers - GiftIdeas   If you are going to have someone deliver flowers to your wife on her birthday or your anniversary, you may also want to think about what types of gifts go well with them. Buying her something extra that is a good compliment shows that you put thought and effort into what you should get, which you know that she is going to appreciate. Below are a few ideas that you might want to think about, depending on what she already has and the things that you know that she likes. First, you could get a box of chocolates. These are very popular, to the point that they have become somewhat of a tradition. They are an easy gift to give because everyone likes chocolate, so you know that she will enjoy it. They also come in heart-shaped boxes, which help create a romantic atmosphere. The only problem with doing this is that these are so popular that they might even come off as cliche, so you need to go another route if you want her to … [Read more...]

I #RememberWhen my daughter spent her first Christmas in the hospital, memories I will never take for granted

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 Full Disclosure: I was compensated for my time on sharing the YesVideo holiday deadlines.  All opinions and family memories are 100% my own. ~ I #RememberWhen my daughter spent her first Christmas in the hospital, memories I will never take for granted~ My daughter will be celebrating her 10th birthday in a few days. Ten years that doctors said I might never have with my baby girl. Ten years have gone by quickly but it seems like yesterday that we were praying for her to live. Begging her to keep fighting in the NICU and to stay with us.     During that time I was in a fog but what I am thankful of is that we were able to capture some pictures and a few videos. Our family wasn't allowed in the NICU to see our baby girl because of the winter season and the risk of germs and sickness that could spread. All they had were the picture and the video clips I recorded. They were not allowed to see her for her first Thanksgiving or for her first Christmas.  I am thankful … [Read more...]

Room On The Broom Fun Continues with the Book, DVD, Plush Toys and App! + GIVEAWAY!

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** I was sent a book and plush for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Room On The Broom Fun Continues with the Book, DVD, Plush Toys and App! You might remember my review last month on the fun-loving children's book Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson and Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Well now I am happy to say that the fun can continue with their adorable Plushes of the characters in the book as well as an interactive app that your kids will want to play again and again. Room On The Broom Games app is from Magic Light Pictures and will be in app stores today! The Room On The Broom app is based off the Penguin Group's #1 best-selling book Room on the Broom. Room On The Broom children's app is created for children ages 3-7 and contains Alex Scheffler's illustrations! Feel like you might have seen work from Alex Scheffler before? Well I am happy to say that Alex Scheffler and Julia Donaldson have teamed up before on the … [Read more...]

Room on the Broom Kids Halloween Book Review!

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 ** I was sent a copy of this book and movie for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaffler   Halloween is fast approaching and I have been trying to build the excitement with the kiddo's. We have been working on Halloween costumes, crafts and treats the whole week. Along with these fun treats and such we have been watching Halloween movies and reading Halloween type books. One of my most favorite Halloween type book this year is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaffler. I found Room on the Broom to be one of the cutest Halloween books ever. I love the helping hand that the witch gets from these fun creatures and the help they eventually give her in return for her kindness. Plus with the fun does not stop with the Room on the Broom book....nope....there is also a Room on the Broom movie! The fun will never have to end this Halloween season! I … [Read more...]

20 Fathers Day Recipes and Handmade Gifts!

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  20 Fathers Day Recipes and Handmade Gifts! Father's Day is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking of those fun ideas for our wonderful Dads! I know that my Dad is huge into fishing, camping, hiking and anything outdoors. He would be ecstatic to receive a 'Live Bait' cake or some fishing pole cupcakes like the ones pictured below! I hope you enjoy this list I have compiled of some of my favorite Father's Day Recipes and Handmade Gifts! Enjoy! Recipes Father's Day Tie Appetizers Homemade Spice Rub Fishing Pole- Fish Cupcakes Fun Kid’s Fishing Cake Idea~ Live Bait Can Rosemary Balsamic Ham Stacked Enchiladas! Cheese Stuffed Green Chilis Recipe! Teriyaki Burger Recipe Sliced Baked Potatoes With Cheese Otto’s BBQ Funyun Meatloaf Microwave Lava Cake Stromboli – Give Your Pizza A Twist Red Chili Recipe Hamburger Pizza Sub Sandwich   Gifts Fathers Day Card – How To Make Candy Poster Minecraft Father's … [Read more...]

*FREE* Betty Crocker Newsletter – Coupon savings up to $250 a year!

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Imagine being an insider at the Betty Crocker Kitchen!! Well now you can be! It's so simple - all you have to do is sign for the FREE Betty Crocker Newsletter and you are inside the kitchen!   Exclusive insiders coupons and savings up to $250 a year PLUS you also will have access to some of the best Betty Crocker Recipes! How can you refuse?!   Becoming a member for FREE will allow you to get ideas that WOW your friends and family! Want to plan a Princess party and don't know where to start? Well being a member with Betty Crocker will help you in their all in one guide to help you throw the best Princess party ever! Party Décor, games, recipes, you name it, Betty Crocker will help you!   When you sign up (for free remember!) there are also videos you can watch such as a quick guide on healthy smoothies or a video on making a gluten free marble cake! I love that you can watch a video and actually see how it's done! The video section is awesome on this … [Read more...]

The Nutcracker in 3D Review!

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The Nutcracker in 3D Review!   My thoughts on The Nutcracker in 3D – I was so excited to be able to take my 9 year old daughter to this amazing event! I never would have thought that something so magical such as Tchaikovsky’s beautiful and elegant ballet, The Nutcracker would ever be in 3D and in a movie theater!! We sat in the very back row with our 3D glasses on and we had the best seats in the house! Everything was amazing in 3D….it didn’t matter where we sat actually because it was all right there and beautifully done. Had we been at that actual play, we would have missed so much of the detail! Being in 3D allowed us to see every single sparkle and move which was spectacular! The facial expressions were priceless and to see the ballerinas up close was something I had never seen before. Oh sure, I have seen The Nutcracker play before in person but this was by far the best experience I have had with this play. We were able to see the orchestra, the conductor, and the … [Read more...]

A Holiday with Buddy! Review!

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A Holiday with Buddy! Review! My thoughts on Dinosaur Train, A Holiday with Buddy! If you haven’t heard of Dinosaur Train, you should know that this goes beyond just a cartoon! The main character is Buddy who is a T-rex and was adopted by a Pteranodon family. From jungle to ocean, they are all connected by a train that will visit it all and you will learn a lot on the way! I love Dinosaur Train and have that secure feeling that it is something appropriate 100% for my children. Such a colorful, educational show that has now carried over into clothing, dvd’s, shoes, toys and also books! Dinosaur Train, A Holiday with Buddy! Is a book that will have any child curious to know what the story is about! This 29 page book is about the family taking a trip at winter time. I homeschool my kids and I love books and any book that can strike up a conversation is great. The first page talks about no leaves on the trees. We had a little lesson about the seasons and why were there no leaves! … [Read more...]

4 Christmas Classics just $19.94 (Reg. $36.66) – Amazon!

One of my favorite things about Christmas time is the great movies. I grew up with the fun classics like Rudolph  Frosty the Snowman and Santa Clause is Coming to Town. Currently on Amazon you can score 4 of your favorite Christmas Classics all in one great place! Plus it is currently marked down to just $19.94 (Reg. $36.66). This will also score shipping through Amazon Prime! Happy Shopping! … [Read more...]

20 Free Gift Tags (new customers only)!

Personalized Holiday Gift Tags are a great way to spice up a package. Plus if you are a new Ink Garden customer you can score 20 Gift Tags for Free! Remember this is for New Customers only! Just use coupon code FREETAGS at checkout! Enjoy! … [Read more...]

How to Make Your July 4th Party Even More Memorable

    We all know what the Fourth of July means to us, which is why we celebrate it with such fervour each year. Whether we spend the holiday with family, friends or just take some time out to relax and enjoy the festivities on our own, it is always a fantastic time of year. What can you do to make sure that this Fourth of July ranks up with the very best? Having Guests If you have invited guests around to your home, then no doubt there will have been a great deal of planning gone into what you are going to eat and offer your guests, as well as looking at many decorative aspects of your home. If you are looking to change your home interior, it can be financially expensive and very time consuming to redecorate even an entire room. As an alternative, you should consider looking for some unique decorations for you home, whether that be in the form of artwork or display items such as vases and other ornaments. Heading Out Being invited to someone else’s … [Read more...]

8 Best 4th of July Movies and TV Show Episodes

  The 4th of July is a day when barbeque, fireworks, and entertainment collide. The media landscape is laden with Independence Day celebrations, and if you’re intent on vegging out during the holiday, here are four television episodes and four films that are sure to bring out your patriotic side. 1. Born Again on the Fourth of July (King of the Hill, 2009): Bobby Hill (Pamela Adlon) is a boy on a mission to find himself and where he stands in the world. The episode “Born Again on the Fourth of July” is no exception. After attending an evangelical church, Bobby becomes an extreme Born Again Christian and destroys his father‘s huge Uncle Sam decoration, thinking it’s a graven image. However, Hank thinks the people who live on neighboring Milton Street are the vandals and declares war. This is a great episode for celebrating Independence Day not only because the neighborhood war acts as a mini-Revolutionary War, but because Bobby’s innocent search for personal truth is as … [Read more...]

How to Survive a Rainy Day Fourth of July

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  The Fourth of July is one of the top Holiday's at our house. It's like Christmas, but with legal explosives. It's a time when we get together with family and friends for fun, excitement and swimming immediately after eating. Unfortunately last year, our blissful outing of watching the local parade, the annual gluttonous BBQ and Samoan food picnic was ruined by fierce rain. We only got to see fireworks because the local fire department was determined to do it no matter what (you guys rock!). Last year's washout got me thinking about having a backup plan this year. After all, we can't control the weather, so what can you do if a rainy day swallows up your Fourth of July plans? 6 Kids Activities for a Rainy Fourth of July Indoor Drive-In If you can get your hands on a projector, why not set up a special movie event in the family room? Tack a white bed sheet to the wall and create an indoor drive-in theatre. Pop some popcorn, grab a few special treats the kids love … [Read more...]