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Monday
Dec092013

Winter Dessert: Snowman Candy Apples 

Here in the Philadelphia suburbs, it's turning into a bit of a winter wonderland with snow on the ground. It reminded me of the Candy Apple Snowman that I made a while back and I wanted to share them with you.

These candy apples are really easy to make and I think they are adorable for a winter themed celebration or favors for a kid's birthday party.

Click here to read the full post:  

How to Make Candy Apple Snowman

Monday
Dec092013

Save On Energy Costs with ChooseEnergy.com

 

Most moms, like myself, are in the midst of the holiday rush. I still need to decorate. I haven't even started sending out my Christmas cards, and I'm in search of the best deals on Christmas gifts. With so much on my plate, why am I thinking about saving on energy costs?  
 

Well, it’s the season of savings and everyone is surfing the internet to find the hottest deals. Yet, I bet you never thought that you save big by shopping for your energy provider.

ChooseEnergy.com is an easy-to-use online marketplace that allows you to comparison-shop for your ideal energy supplier. Simply head over to Choose Energy, type in your zip code and find an energy solution that fits your budget from the best suppliers out there – you can save up to 25 percent just by switching your energy provider. Best of all, they’ll even make the switch for you.

It takes less than 10 minutes to find solutions that fit your needs – so fit ChooseEnergy.com into your shopping this year. Compare rates and plans for energy suppliers in your area and make the switch all in one place.  It's that easy.
With the new year just around the corner, you'll be a step ahead of the game!
Sunday
Dec082013

Snowman Foot Print Craft for Kids

 

 

Continue here to read:

Super Cute Snowman Footprint Craft

Thursday
Dec052013

5 English Recipes for Christmas and #DiscoverIssuu

I was selected for this opportunity as part of the Girls' Lunch Out network. All views expressed are entirely my own, and were not influenced or directed by either Girls' Lunch Out or Issuu.

Last year, my mom and sisters made Christmas-time unforgettable. They decided to incorporate my husband's English heritage into our Christmas Eve tradition. I can't explain how much it meant to me that, in the outskirts of Philadelphia, we were celebrating Christmas - English style. 

In addition to our traditional Christmas menu, we had pork pie, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, and sticky toffee pudding, and some other British food. There were colorful Christmas crackers on the table and even some of my husband's favorite Cadbury chocolate bars for the road. It was amazing!

Living in America, I'm not immersed in British culture, but I still love reading about trends in England and learning new European recipes. This is why I was so exited to learn about Issuu.

If you've never heard of Issuu, it's kind of like Pinterest for magazines. Issue currently has 15 million publications to more that 80 million unique monthly visitors. Wow! It's the fastest-growing digital publishing platform in the world.

On Issuu, I found a new issue of the ASDA magazine which is packed with holiday recipes, crafts, entertaining ideas from across the pond. 

Here are a few of my favorite finds from the ASDA magazine:

  1. Clementine and Lemon Curd Recipe - Page 41
  2. Rich and Fruity Sausage Rolls - Page 49 (These are now on my cooking to-do list!)
  3. Spiced Snowman Biscuits (aka Gingerbread Men Cookies) - Page 50
  4. Spiced Apple and Cranberry Chutney - Page 51
  5. Best Ever Roast Potatoes - Page 71

So, I'm hooked! I will definitely be coming back to Issuu time and time again to get my British fix.  If England's not your thing, don't fret. Whether you like fashion, sports, or want to read something local, they have tons of other magazine to virtually flip through. And, after you use Issuu a few times, it starts recommending fabulous articles and magazines to you.  How cool is that?

Check out Issuu for yourself. Or follow them on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Sunday
Dec012013

Best Buy Holiday Gifts & Coupon Code - December 2013

                  

Great Tech Gifts in Small Packages

I remember when they my kids were toddlers and our Christmas tree was surrounded my bright, colorful toys on Christmas morning. Now, my kids are getting older and they're starting to grow out of the toy phase. Much of their Christmas wish list consists of sports stuff and electronics. My little guy is going loving Skylanders at the moment, and my older son is desperately wanting FIFA 14 so he can get his soccer fix!

The Ultimate Holiday Showroom

Best Buy is unique because they feature more than 100 products sold only at their stores this holiday season. They offer a market-leading selection of the hottest tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, health and fitness gear, and much more. Buying things online is convenient, but I also like that I can go into the store to check out the products in person. I like the option of asking one of Best Buy's trained staff members for help if I need it. 

Low Price Guarantee

These tech items can be expensive, so I'm always checking my email for deals from Best Buy. They understand that price is important to their customers and it’s important to them too. Their Low Price Guarantee helps to ensure that we’re getting the most competitive price possible. 

Some of My Favorites

Do you still have shopping to do? I'm not finished with my holiday shopping and I've been checking out the holiday gift guides on Best Buy.  Here are few of my favorite items: 

How cool is this Samsung Galaxy Tab for Kids? I love the bright colors and the fact that it includes a bumper guard to protect it from those inevitable drops and bumps.

I wasn't sure about Skylanders when I first heard about it, but I can totally see why kids love it.  My son would be over-the-moon if he saw Skylanders Swap-Force under the Christmas tree.

 

Even Barbie is tech savvy now! Let your child transform an Apple iPad into a makeup mirror with this Barbie Y2748 digital makeover kit.

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Save 15% on Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

Save 10% on Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony)

 

Sunday
Dec012013

Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids: Cinnamon, Sugar & Salt

 

Making Christmas Ornaments with kids is really easy. You can actually make ornaments with simple ingredients from your pantry like: sugar, salt and cinnamon!  These ornaments are great for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids too, because they are made with all-natural ingredients and they are inexpensive to make.

Over the past few years, I've been making the cinnamon ornaments with my sons, and it's something they request to do time and time again!  

Continue here to read my full post from last Christmas:

How to Make Cinnamon, Sugar and Salt Christmas Ornaments

 

Wednesday
Nov272013

Enter to win a special prize from Evenflo Feeding!

My friends at Evenflo Feeding are excited to announce that their new Advanced Double Electric pump has won Top Products award from Pregnancy & Newborn magazine!

To celebrate, they are giving away a Breastfeeding Essentials Collection which includes a Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump, Milk Storage Containers and Nursing Pads!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Thanks to all who entered.