White Chocolate Covered Driscol’s Strawberry Ghosts.

I was sent a gift card and free product coupons for this review but all opinions are my own. 

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I absolutely love crafts that involve my kids, and that are delicious and have teaching moments and these White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts with the help of Driscolls berries and Micheals had all of that!

Halloween is coming up and why not make your celebration extra fun with these super cute white chocolate covered strawberries.  These are so easy to make and a great alternative to traditional candy for your Halloween celebration.

Here is the cast of characters you will need. I also made some white chocolate covered “bones” to go along with the Driscoll’s strawberries. 

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Ingredients:
Oreo’s for the “dirt”
Driscoll’s Strawberries. I should shave bought more packages because my kids tried to eat them all!
Almond bark for the white “chocolate”. I think this melts easier than traditional chocolate.
Marshmallows…the small ones.
Candy eyes and black icing that you can pipe.
Pretzel sticks.

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1.First you have to eat some strawberries…it’s a requirement!

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2. Melt the almond bark for 1 minute. Stir, then melt in 15 second intervals until melted then get to dipping those strawberries!

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3. Then set them on a cookie sheet with wax paper to dry. Once they are dried, you can decorate their faces. I made myself then let the kids make some for just them. I knew they wouldn’t look perfect but I wanted them to be hands on in this. I even let them decorate their own where my son put 10 eyes on 1 strawberry and it couldn’t have looked any cuter!

For the white chocolate “bones”, here is how you make them:

1. Get your pretzel sticks and marshmallows.

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2. Attach a marshmallow to each end of the pretzels.

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3. Dip in melted chocolate and remove with a fork and let dry on a wax paper.

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And last but not least, finish off this craft is to grind up oreo cookies. You can probably buy just the cookies already ground up but my kids loved separating the cookies from the creme then putting them in the food processor. Once it looks like dirt, put it on a plate and put your strawberries and “bones” in the “graveyard”. So fun!

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This is a such a fun thing to make with the kids or whip up for your upcoming fall parties! Just make sure to grab a few extra boxes of strawberries in case your kids love them as much as mine do and eat them up before you can decorate them!

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Go here to find a sore near you that carries Driscoll’s berries! 

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Arla Dofino Cheesy Bread REcipe

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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I love having home made bread ready for my kids when they get home from school. Not only does my house smell delicious but they can have an after school snacks that is healthy and nutritious! This recipe is so delicious and makes 2 loaves. I use loaf for supper and 1 I let the kids snack on after school. That paired with some Arla Dofina cheese is the perfect pick me up after school. While I am preparing the cheesy bread for supper, I slice some Arla Dofina cheese for the kids to eat to hold them over until dinner.

Have you made my favorite bread recipe yet?? If you don’t have time to whip up this easy to make bread, you can always use a loaf of french bread from the store and just buy the toppings.

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Ingredients
  • Add 1½ cups hot water
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 T yeast
  • topping:
  • Arla Dofina Cheese
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • a handful of fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Mix half of flour and oil, honey, and salt with a wooden spoon.
  2. Once mixed add 1 T yeast.
  3. Add rest of flour and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Once kneaded put in a large bowl and let rise for 1½-2 hours or until doubled.
  5. Heat over to 400 degrees.
  6. Grease a cookie sheet.
  7. Shape bread into a loaf.
  8. Let rise on pan for another 30 minutes then cook until brown about 15 minutes.

Back to the recipe. My kids had the best time with this recipe because they not only helped me make the dough but also helped me stuff the Arla Dofino cheese into the bread. This cheese is so yummy, I had to keep myself from eating all of it right out of the package! They have different flavors but I decided to go with the dill since it’s not a thing my kids each very often and I love to sneak new things into their diet. 

Arla Dofino cheese is made from no added hormones and all natural ingredients. It comes in Havarti, Gouda, Fontina, Edam and Muenster. For more than 100 years this cheese has been crafted in Kaukana, Wisconsin by using traditional craftmanship and world-class technologies. Go here to find a store near you that carries this cheese.

I love this chart because sometimes I get lost in all the cheese varieties!

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While the kids are snacking on the cheese and first loaf of bread, let them help you spice up the 2nd loaf! First bake the bread. If you’re using store-bought bread, skip that step.

Next slice the cheese into slices, then slice those even smaller so it can fit between each slice of bread.

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Slice the bread one way, then slice it the opposite to make this pattern. Stuff the sliced cheese in between the layers of bread.

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Next melt the butter. Stir in garlic and parsley. Brush over bread and pop in the oven at 350 degrees until cheese is melted then serve.

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This is a great snack or something you can serve for dinner that both the adults and kids will love!

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Plus you can enter to win a semesters worth of Arla Dofino cheese!

Go here to enter! 

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You can also follow Arla Dofino on Facebook!

 

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Swiss Colony Candy Corn Cakes giveaway

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Sponsored By: Swiss Colony
Hosted By: donnahup.com

Don’t these looks delicious! I am drooling! I have to try some of these!
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You’ll harvest a bounty of gratitude when you send these unique Petits Fours!

  • Layers of cake and butter creme coated with Swiss creme
  • Taste just like candy corn
  • Form a complete “pie” when they’re arranged in our special gift tin
  • Gift of 10; .65-oz. each.

We are giving a tin of Candy Corn Pie Slices to one lucky fan! Just enter on the rafflecopter below. You can also head over to It’s Free at Last to win Swiss Colony Pumpkin Spice Truffles!
*Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 10/7/14. Good luck!

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$100 giftcard giveaway! 3 winner!

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Thrifty Momma Ramblings has hit another HUGE Milestone of 300,000 followers on Facebook! I am so excited to celebrate with all of you! I have some AMAZING blogger friends to help me celebrate! I am looking forward to gaining another 300,000! She is one of my blogger BFF’s and I couldn’t be happier for her!! yahoo!!! Congrats lady!

The holidays are quickly approaching and who couldn’t use some help with buying gifts, food or maybe you are trying to pay off some bills. I am giving 3 very lucky winners $100 Gift Card of their choice! I love helping others on the page and so happy that I can help 3 more people with this special giveaway.

Giveaway ends October 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET! Open WORLD WIDE 18+ and older.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Good Luck!

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Frozen songs that will be released to the public on September 30,2014!!! See a SNEAK PEAK HERE!

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Who hasn’t heard about Frozen? I know in my house, it’s a staple! My kids yelled for joy when they saw this brand new CD in the mail. This is a special edition of the Frozen songs that   will be released to the public on September 30,2014!!!  

Frozen: The Songs featuring all 10 songs from the Oscar ®-winning film, a vinyl edition and a Spanish language version Frozen Canciones de Una Aventura Congelada, plus the digital score album from composer Christophe Beck. This special CD also has a fold-out poster and special stickers included. 

And some might think this is more of a thing the girls will love but as you can see, my camo-wearing little boy loves Frozen just as much as his sister!

The Frozen soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 and spent 33 consecutive weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.2 million units and over 8.4 million tracks.

This is one movie that I actually love to watch with my kids, not just because it’s a cute movie, but also the songs are so amazing! 

Here are the track lists for this CD:

Frozen: The Songs track list follows:

1. Frozen Heart

Performed by Cast

 2. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monnand and Katie Lopez

3. For the First Time in Forever

 Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel

 4. Love Is an Open Door

Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana

5. Let It Go

Performed by Idina Menzel

6. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People

Performed by Jonathan Groff

7. In Summer

Performed by Josh Gad

8. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)

Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel

9. Fixer Upper

Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast

10. Let It Go (Demi Lovato Version)

Performed by Demi Lovato

 My oldest son and I LOVE Track #4. We actually do a duet together where I sing Ana’s part and my son sings the boy part. He is not a performer and hates the spotlight but when he sings this with me, he completely lights up! It just warms my heart. 

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For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, like us on Facebook.com/ disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic.  To purchase Disney music, visit the online store at here. 

Now for the giveaway! I am giving away 2 copies of the Frozen CD for 2 lucky winners so enter asap!
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Disclosure:The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open US only, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. Asweetpotatopie.com is responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. 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. 

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$100 Erin Condren giftcard giveaway

 

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I love Erin Condren! Such cute products and I am so excited about this giveaway!

ErinCondren.com makes staying organized fashionable and fun. We’re giving one lucky reader a $100 gift card to spend on their site! You can read donnahup.com’s full review on their products. Enter on the rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Good luck!

*Giveaway is open world wide. The gift code may not cover all the shipping fees/taxes if outside of the US. Giveaway ends 10/7/14 11:59pm CT.

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Giveaway ends October 7th at 11:59 PM CT. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Open world wide, 18+ only. Gift code may not cover all the shipping fees and taxes if outside of the US. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Enter to win $1000 with Jif To Go Dippers

 I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

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Show Jif how you #GetGoing  and you could win $1000! 

All you have to do is submit a photo! Go here to check it out and enter!  

From August 20th to October 1st you can enter and it ends really soon so get to entering! 

Want to see what picture I am entering??! 

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This is how I get my kids to #GetGoing! Now that they are school age, they have to have a lunch that can carry them all day long. They love the new Jif Dippers. They come in peanut butter and chocolate spreads with a cup of pretzels on the top to dip in the spreads. My 2 youngest are in love with peanut butter and this snack is right up their alley!

For the contest details and guidelines, go here! 

If I won the $1000, I would take my family to Yellowstone! We have been talking about doing that since we moved to Colorado and this year we really want to make it happen. I know I took lots of vacations as a kid and want to do the same thing with my kids.  Has anyone reading been to Yellowstone? My kids are hooked on this Yellowstone documentary because they love all the animals in the park.

And if I am being honest, I love these to go dippers too! I rarely have enough time to get a snack together for me, and these are so easy to grab and go as we are running out the door because I need a lot of energy to keep up with 4 kids. These snacks would also be great on a long road trip or vacation. Plus the kids love they get their own little snack package. Something about having 4 kids, they love having their own snacks because they have to share pretty much everything else.

Where would you go if you won the $1000? Was is your dream vacation??!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Honey Mustard BBQ sauce review

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I love a good BBQ sauce and this meal I whipped up with the new Chicken Soup for the Soul Honey Mustard BBQ sauce was so quick and yummy it is something that is going to become a regular in our house! 

Here are all the Chicken Soup for the Soul’s line of BBQ sauces:

  • Classic – Big, bold and smoky barbecue sauce—a perfect blend to add to all your favorite recipes
  • Buffalo - A soulful blend of hot and sweet—a vibrant, zesty flavor for the grill and beyond (gluten free)
  • Honey Mustard - A zesty, smoky barbecue sauce with just the right amount of mustard for tangy sweetness (gluten free)
  • Sweet Chipotle Bourbon - A fiery hot and creamy smooth barbecue sauce that brings any dish to life (gluten free) 

I don’t know about you but I use BBQ sauces all year long, not just during the summer.  

For this recipe, all I did was cook some chicken then shred it. If you want to know how I shred my chicken in 1 minute, check out this video here! It’s life changing!

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Once you shred your chicken, put the chicken in a sauce pan and pour over BBQ sauce. Heat until it’s warm then serve over bread! So easy. This meal was ready in no time and so delicious with the help of Chicken Soup for the Soul BBQ Sauce.

Go here for more info!

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Spin Master Air Hogs Vectron Wave Review

 This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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This is my boys newest obsession. It’s called the Spin Master Air Hogs Vectron Wave. The Air hog has Wave Control™ altitude-sensing technology  which allows it to rise up and hover over any hard surface or use your hand to let it hover over your hand. There is no remote control required and is definitely going to go on my christmas must have list!

Features:

  • Altitude-sensing technology allows the Vectron Wave to rise up and hover over your hand or any other surface
  • Use the attachable catch sticks and toss it with a friend to play catch
  • Made from durable high-density foam for extra durability
  • For indoor use, ages 8 years and older.

The Air Hog puts off some serious fan motion so my boys were a little nervous about putting their hands under it. I let my hand hit the fan while it was going and it didn’t really hurt but I had the idea for them to put on some thin gloves. After that, they couldn’t get enough! It helped them not be nervous and they literally they played with it all day. I loved hearing their squeals and giggles and it flew around the house.

Go here to check it out!

I thought the Air Hog was super light and easy to play with. This is a toy that will keep your kids occupied for hours or at least until the batteries run out.

The Air Hog comes with a charger so you put batteries in the charger then charge the Air Hog with it. It only takes about 30 minutes to charge and has lights that reflect whether it is charged or not. 

It comes in 3 colors which is blue, red and orange. I would go ahead and buy one now before they sell out before christmas. 

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SportsTek Lightwear 4 in 1 Multifunction LED Headlamp Review


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For my husband’s birthday I was so excited to get this 4 in 1 headlamp in for review because I knew he would absolutely love it!

The SportsTek Lightwear 4-in-1 LED Headlamp HASMulti-Function CapabilitIES. It is an  Outdoor/Indoor lamp, Water Resistant, 220 Lumens, Zoomable  which is great for Hiking, Biking, Kids, Reading, Military, Camping, Grilling, Backpacking, Auto Repair & More. Provides Safety and Security – Fits Around Head, Helmet, Bike or Belt. Can also be used as a spotlight and place on a desk, countertop or floor.

To be honest I needed a flashlight light night because I was inspecting my kids teeth. I can never find flashlights but spotted the head lamp on my dresser and it doubled as a teeth inspector as well! My kids thought I was so funny putting that on to look at how good they brushed their teeth but it sure did do the job!

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My husband is an avid hunter and has been looking for a good head lamp for a while now. He was super impressed with this headlamp. Not only with the power of the light but also how it fit. You defiantly want a head lamp that is comfortable to wear. 

This is the cadillac of head lamps so if you are looking for an awesome high performance headlamp, check this one out. My husband is always on the lookout for great outdoor gear and this is a great addition to his gear!

Go here to shop for one on amazon!

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