Make it a NESTLÉ® Thanksgiving with 3 ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pie’s and a Digiorno Rising Crust Pizza

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This Thanksgiving is special because #1. We are having Thanksgiving dinner at our house and #2. We are moving. Now you wouldn’t normally think those 2 things go together but this year they do! Most of my friends think I am crazy and while that is true, I can’t pass up having a meal around our table. So while I still plan to spend a whole day making my grandmother’s crescent rolls and probable whipping up our family favorite Banana Caramel Pie, we are letting Nestle help us have a fuss free, easy as pie Thanksgiving.

Every year we have a pumpkin pie but this year I decided to use Nestle Pumpkin Spice refrigerated cookie dough to make mini pumpkin pies. It’s a 3 ingredient, 5 minute pie idea and I could not believe how much it tasted like our original pumpkin pie! The Pumpkin Pie Spice cookie dough is made with 100% Libby’s pure pumpkin with a blend of spices and Nestle’s White chocolate chips. It’s only available for a limited amount of time so grab some while you can.

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I never knew Nestle made this flavor but I found some at Walmart!

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All you need to do is heat your oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a muffin pan. If you do not grease it good enough the cookie dough will stick.

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Press the cookie dough into the bottom of each muffin pan like you would a pie crust since the cookie dough is acting as your pie crust.

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Spoon a spoonful of Libby’s pumpkin puree into each “pie crust”. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is cooked. It is very important you do not undercook these since the cookie dough needs to be stiff, otherwise it will fall apart.   

Take out of the oven and let cool. Run a knife around the cookie dough to try and loosen the edges. Once they are cooled about 20 minutes, try to get them out of the pan. 

Top with whip cream and enjoy. The Nestle Pumpkin Pie spice cookie dough has so much flavor, it makes the dish!

To top off our dinner, we bought a Dignorio Rising Crust Supreme Pizza from Walmart.

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As a family, instead of turkey we normally do something different like steak or shrimp.  This year we are doing pizza! You can imagine since we are moving everything is in boxes and I can’t find anything so we don’t have access to all of our cooking supplies. So picking up a Dignorio Rising Crust pizza not only saves time but our sanity! This pizza is a crowd pleaser and I love they have gone back to using their original sauce! With cheese from Wisconsin and tomatoes from California, you can’t go wrong with this pizza.

What are some food traditions or ideas you are baking up this year for Thanksgiving? 

Check out the Nestle Website for more Flavorful Moments. 

If your a Pinterest junkie like myself, check out the Nestle Thanksgiving board for lots of yummy recipes below!

 

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LG OLED is now at Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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I am embarrassed…embarrassed to say that we have been hanging on to the past. We have an ANCIENT TV in our bedroom. It’s one of those larger than life, and I don’t mean like a flat screen, like one of those tvs who has a massive back to it?? My parents gave it to us when we moved 4 years ago. It has a VCR if that tells you how old it is. 

My husband is hard to surprise and normally doesn’t get too excited about gifts but this Christmas I want to get him a LG OLED that is now at Best Buy! The design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point, it has amazing picture quality . The LG OLED has Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color that delivers a greater sense of realism and depth, enhanced color range and accuracy, super thin design and the intuitive webOS™Smart TV interface that lets you find content faster.

LG’s 4 Color Pixel technology adds a white sub-pixel to the conventional three colors (red, green and blue) that enhances both color range and accuracy. It seriously looks like you are viewing real life when looking at this TV! I need to get to my local Best Buy ASAP and check this out in person!

I also like that the screen is curved! They made it that way so that your eyes are equally distant from all parts of the screen when sitting in front of the TV, providing a natural and immersive viewing experience. 

You can learn more about the LG OLED at Best Buy.com.

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I know this year since we are moving to a new house and will need some new things for the house, Best Buy is going to be our Holiday shopping destination!

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RSV Prevention/MedImmune information

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My sister has twins who were born 5 weeks early, in the middle of RSV season and right during hurricane Katrina. Talk about stressful!

I had not had any of my babies yet but I remember her being worried about the babies getting RSV since they were premature. RSV is a virus most kids get by the time they are 2 years old and only causes cold- like symptoms in healthy full-term kids.  But it is the leading cause of hospitalization in babies under 1 year of age and can be serious in premature infants. 

It causes approximately 125,000 hospitalizations each year and is responsible for around 200 infant deaths yearly. 

The problem is it is a common virus but 1/3 of parents have never even heard of this sickness. Everyone is at risk to contract RSV but premature babies are at a higher risk at developing severe symptoms.  

If your you notice your baby with any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately:

-Persistent coughing or wheezing

-Blue color around the mouth or fingernails

-Difficulty breathing

-Fever in infants under 3 months of age

How can you protect your baby from getting RSV?

RSV can be transferred from person to person from touching, sneezing or coughing. The virus itself can live on the skin or surfaces for hours so washing hands and wiping down tabletops is important to stop the spread of RSV. Try to keep your hands, baby toys, blanket and sheets clean. And additionally do not let your baby around people who smoke or have been sick recently.  

To learn more about RSV, go the to RSV protection website. 

World Premature Day is Nov. 17th and even if you did not have a premature baby I am sure you know someone who has. I remember people giving my sister a hard time for not wanting to get her twins around people for awhile but what they didn’t understand was she was trying her best to keep them from getting RSV. It is important to not only protect your kids and family but also help not to spread sickness to other people. 

I know when my kids are sick and people are coming over to my house, I always call them ahead of time and let them know how sick my kids are. My friends do the same so we as moms can make the call whether or not we get our kids around other sick kids. If you have ever had 4 sicks kids at once, you don’t know how hard it is to care for that many kids at once who need you 24/7. I appreciate it so much when people are that considerate to let me know. I think we should all try to do the same thing!

We can all work together to keep our families well and if you need more info about RSV, go here!

 

 

 

 

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Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door Review

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We have a screen door problem in our house. I love keeping the sliding glass door open on nice days but our screen door has finally bit the dust. I never liked it anyway because it would always get jammed but we needed to use it or else tons of bugs would get in the house.

 I love the Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door because I was able to chunk my old screen door! The Mega Mesh Magentic door was easy to attach to my sliding glass door and I had it up in minutes. We have been using it for months now and it hasn’t succumb to my 4 kids yet so I am impressed! 

My kids and I go in and out of our sliding doors hundreds of times a day whether it’s going to out play or just taking out the trash. I knew if this was going to be a good product, it needed to hold up to our wear and tear. The sides the door are put up with a double-sided velcro and tacks. I wasn’t 100% positive that would withstand all of our comings and goings but it has not come down 1 time! There is also invisible magnets that keep the door closed and those have not failed once either. As soon as anyone passes out of the door, it immediately closes.

Mega Quality

- Strong magnets sewn in, to provide seamless automatic closure

- Reinforced edges for strength

- High performance Velcro and tacks included to keep the mesh up

- Micro mesh keeps the smallest bugs out

- Easy install bug screens have been developed to stay up and withstand heavy traffic

Mega Benefits

- Magnetic hands free entry

- Pet friendly access

- The low-cost way to economically cool your home

- Protection for your family from invading insects

- Easy installation with install video tutorial 

I give this product 2 thumbs up! And everyone that comes over always comment on how much they like it! Sometimes our other door was to heavy for the little ones to open but this Mega Mesh door opens with ease, even with the smallest of kids! 

Go here to order one on Amazon.com.

 

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Bath Block Giveaway

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Sponsored by Just Think Toys and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her fun blogger friends.

I know my kids would love this! What about yours?

Winner gets 2 toys:

13 Pc Ball Run in Reusable Storage Bag:

BathBlocks 13 Pc Ball Run lets children build water runs, ball runs, waterfalls and more in the bath.
BathBlocks bring classic block play into a fun, fascinating, new, watery environment. The bath tub is the perfect place to create waterfalls, ball runs, water runs and more. The “sticky” viscosity of water (plus soap suds or shampoo suds) creates a cling between blocks and smooth, polished wall surfaces. The movement, buoyancy and flow of water add an engaging twist to classic block play. BathBlocks empower children to create their vision as they experiment with geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, balance, structure and cause-effect.BathBlocks have won Oppenheim Gold awards. BathBlocks are made from bacteria and mildew resistant EVA and contain no PVC or phthalates. Age: 3 – 99 due to small ball.
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Floating Cook Set:
Pour, mix, measure & stir without making a mess! Floating Cook Set includes floating “cook top”, stock pot with lid, frying pan, strainer, ladle, spatula, cookie sheet and egg pan. Just add water, a few soap/shampoo bubbles and lots of imagination for good clean fun! Ages 3-99 due to small parts.
 
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HoodsBee Review


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How adorable is this??! It’s basically a plush animal that turns into a hoodie! My little lady is quite the fashionista and she is in love with this Hoodie!

It came rolled up and looked like a stuffed animal. We unrolled it like a present to make it a Hoodie. This unique patented design allows your little one to carry their travel plush buddy, and you can put it on if they need a jacket, then fold it back and use it as a head pillow in the car. I know my kids are always needing a pillow in the car and this is perfect.  

Look at all the cute Hoodie’s they have for boys and girls! I know both my boys want the robot Hoodsbee’s! Which one would your kids love? Plus right now they have a 25% coupon you can use so get to shopping for some super cute Christmas presents. 

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My daughter is 3 but very big for her age I decided to get her a size 5. I would suggest ordering a size up when you order. I knew she might be wearing sweaters on the upcoming cold days and wanted to make sure there was enough room to still fit in her HoodsBee. The HoodsBee is made with super soft material and almost like a blanket! I think I need one for myself. 

I really like this Hoodie and it is a great cold weather jacket as well as a fun plush toy for my little girl.

Go here to find out more information on HoodsBee.com.

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Give Extra, Get Extra…A Very Special Friendship

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Do you have one of those friends who have been through the good and bad with you and still wants to be your friend? Thanksgiving is a time of reflection for me and every year I like to remember all the special people in my life. 

Just a few weeks back my best friend and college roommate Rebecca came to visit. We have been friends for over 15 years now and I remember back in our college days we would make “break-up” packages for each other. Anytime we would go through a bad breakup, we would buy each other a gift basket of our favorite goodies to cheer each other up. 

Since Rebecca came to visit us, I decided to send her one of these care packages but instead of a break up package, it is a “Extra” special friendship package.

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One of our favorite things have always been Extra Gum! We always had each others back when it came to fresh breath so I had to send her 4 packages of her favorite gum.

Next I added a fun magazine, beef jerky, cute hair ties, a pretty wallet and some homemade blondies which is basically white chocolate brownies and they are delicious!

Now that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, who are you thankful for this year? Giving a little gift to those you care about can go along way and it can always thank those you love for just being there for you. 

I posted the above picture on Facebook of us during our visit and Rebecca texted me and this was her text:

“True Friends Photoshop each other without even being asked”. 

I laughed so hard about that because she was right! Real friends put each other in the best light…we tell each other when our makeup is exhausted, we laugh until the wee hours of the night, reminisce of our shenanigans through college and help each other whenever we need it and that is what I am thankful for this year…good friends.

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Get your house ready to show in under 10 minutes.

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We have lived in the suburbs for the past 4 years and as much as I have enjoyed it, I am tired of being able to see into my neighbors living room! My boys need some room to run, and to breathe some free mountain air every morning. We are selling our house and what that means for a tired momma of 4 is my house needs to be within 10 minutes of clean at all times.

I don’t live in a spic and span house because everywhere you look there is a fire truck here or a Barbie doll there but in order to sell our house, things have to be clean and I mean really clean.

It gave me a small panic attack when I first starting thinking of it, but then I decided to make a plan!

Here are my tips to get your house show ready in under 10 minutes:

1. Keep your best cleaning products ready to go at any minute! If you don’t have good products on hand, people will be able to see those fingerprints on the windows or the dust on the furniture and it could put you out of receiving an offer. I love Windex® with Vinegar and Pledge® Multi-surface because they get my house to look show worthy in no time.

2. Get as much stuff OUT Of your house as possible. My dad showed up with his covered trailer and we took as much stuff as possible out of my house before we started showing it. You want your house to almost look like a model home…homey but not personal or cluttered. Plus when you get the last-minute call that someone wants to come see your house, you have less space to clean

3. Get your kids to help! I love getting my kiddos to help me clean and with 3 able-bodied young ones, they can do twice the job as I can alone. They love doing things like vacuuming and sweeping.

4. Deep clean before, spot clean after. Deep clean your house the week before you want to put it on the market. When it goes on the market, the only cleaning you will have to do will be light.

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5. And finally, if you have a special piece of furniture or a focal point in your house, make it shine. My husband made me our kitchen table with 100-year-old wood his grandfather gave him. Anyone that comes in our house comments on how beautiful it is so I gave it a good wipe down with Pledge®  before showing the house and it truly shined.

So do you really want to know how good these tips works?? We sold our house in 6 hours! I left to take my kids to school, after doing a quick 10 minute clean up and by the time I got home we already had an offer on our house! And take my advice…we have looked at hundreds of homes while searching for a house to buy and we still talk about the house who left dirty dishes in the sink and looked like they hadn’t cleaned for WEEKS!

A quick clean can really go a long way and using good products to help make your house shine can help you sell your house even faster.

PLUS these products are going to be a part of the upcoming Mega Event at Kroger and affiliate stores! I shop at King Soopers because that is the Kroger brand store in Colorado but all Kroger stores will have the Mega Event coming up! Kroger Affiliates Include Baker’s Supermarkets, City Market, Dillons Food Stores, Fry’s Food And Drug, Gerbes Super Markets, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, Owen’s, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC, Ralphs, Scott’s, Smith’s, Fred Meyer, and Food 4 Less.

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The Windex® products are included in the Mega Event, buy 4 – Save $4 sale. Mega Events are my favorite sale to shop so I cannot wait! The Mega Event for Windex® is 11/3-11/15 and the deal for Pledge® is 11/10-12/27.

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Biscuit Donuts

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This just happened…in a hotel room, with very little ingredients!

After being on vacation, and trying to make meals out of very few ingredients and with very few cooking utensils, I am realizing there is not a lot out there for people either moving, or on vacation who needs these kinds of meals!

So every day I have been trying my best to make good, healthy meals, with 5 ingredients or less so we don’t have to eat out all the time. Now these aren’t the healthiest things in the world but since I used cinnamon and sugar instead of making icing, I think there was less sugar involved than say going to Krispy Kreme. PLUS we didn’t have to leave the condo to eat and these were completely ready in under 10 minutes!

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Ingredients
  • 1 can of Grands biscuits(no layers)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 2 inches of oil in a large pan
Instructions
  1. Flatten out biscuits and cut a hole in each.
  2. Heat up 2 inches of oil in either a large pan, or deep skillet to medium.
  3. Fry each side of the biscuit for about 2 minutes then take out and let cool on a paper towel.
  4. Dip in mixed sugar and cinnamon.

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First cut out the biscuits with a knife. Keep the rounds you cut out for donut holes!

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Once your oil is heated up, brown each biscuits for 2 minutes on each side.

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Last take out with tongs or a fork. Since we are in a condo, I just had a fork. Let cool for a minute then dip both sides into the sugar and cinnamon that is mixed together.

Then gobble them up!

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Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain Review

*I was sent a Play-Dog Cake mountain for review but all opinions are my own. 

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What is a better birthday present than Play-Doh’s Cake mountain for this 7-year-old? Call me mom of the year but I kind of forgot my sons birthday! Well we celebrated a week earlier with a party so on his actual birthday I forgot to plan something since I had a TV appearance that morning.

Thankfully waiting at our door was this gem! This has to have been one of his favorite presents! He loves Play-Doh but since we are moving most of our toys are packed away. 

 Go here for more info!

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You can make tiered cakes with 3 different shapes. To make a cake just open the top of the Cake Mountain play set and place 1 of the 3 cake molds inside. Then load some Play-Doh, close and press down, then pop it open to reveal your make-believe cake. My kids played with this for hours! I actually had to give each child time alone with Cake Mountain because they all wanted to play at once. The birthday boy of course went first and each make me a cake.

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What is even more fun is you can decorate your cake!  You can mix and match and put different colors into the extruder and there is 20 half-molds in the play set to make little candies as well. To top off your cake, you can add some fun “candles” included in the set. 

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It is an easy play set to put together. I don’t like toys that require hours of putting them together only for kids to play with them for 5 minutes. This play set was easy to assemble and kept my kids busy for a long time. 

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These kids are bakers at heart just like their momma and I loved watching them create things for me!

This set is only $19.99 and you can go here to find a store near you that sells it! 

With Christmas coming up, this is a great gift!

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This set can be for boys or girls. My boys loved it just as much as their little sister and it’s actually a fixture at our kitchen table. I just kept the box and anything they want to play, I just pull it out from under the table. It’s instant fun!

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