Disney Food Family Costume: Disney Treats Costumes

This week has been so fun! I have finally been able to reveal all of our Disney Treats costumes! Not everyone would choose a Disney food family costume theme but I am grateful that my family did. They were all really great sports about our theme this year and were genuinely excited about it. We love Disneyland food and dressing up as our favorite Disney treats seemed like the perfect fit!

Disney Food Family Costume

The best part of all of these Disney Treats family costumes is that they are all no sew costumes. I am not a fan of sewing, so I avoid it at all costs. Our Disney food family costumes include a Mickey Ice Cream Bar costume, Dole Whip costume, Mickey Waffle costume, and a Disneyland churro costume! [Read more…]

No Sew Mickey Waffle Costume: Disney Treats Costume

My absolute favorite food at Disneyland are Mickey waffles! I have to plan a character dining experience at the Plaza Inn each time we visit, just so I can get my hands on more of those delicious waffles. They are the greatest! I even have a Mickey waffle ornament and now a shirt with Mickey waffles on it. The obsession continues as I now have a Mickey Waffle costume I get to wear this Halloween!

No Sew Mickey Waffle Costume

I love my Mickey waffle costume so much! It is the best because I can wear whatever I want under the costume and easily be able to slip the costume on and off as I go to Halloween functions. I think the best part about this Mickey waffle costume is that it doesn’t require any sewing! To make this costume, I used… [Read more…]

Pumpkin Pie Chex Mix Recipe

The perfect Fall treat! This pumpkin pie Chex Mix recipe will make you the most popular person at your Fall parties and will have you coming back for handful after handful! This simple, sweet Fall snack is perfect for a lazy weekend or a snack that will get you through a busy week. 

Pumpkin Pie Chex Mix Recipe

I don’t share recipes often but when I do, you can rest assured that it is a family favorite! [Read more…]

Personalized Valentine’s Day Cards

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I used to hate Valentine’s Day. I grew up being kind of a tom boy. The thoughts of having a holiday dedicated to mushy lovey dovey stuff grossed me out. Then I grew up. Now that I am adult, I love Valentine’s Day! I think it is the perfect day to really show the loved ones in your life that you care. It is the perfect opportunity to really tell them how you feel.

When I was given the opportunity to try out the personalized Valentine’s Day Cards from Treat.com, I knew it was going to be perfect for all of my valentines this year.

This year, I am giving Valentine’s Day cards to my husband, my daughter, my parents, and my mother in law. I also wanted to get a card for my husband that would just be from my daughter too. These personalized Photo Gifts from Treat are perfect for all of the people on my Valentine’s Day list!

I chose a few different cards for the loved ones on my list, but these are two of my absolute favorites.

I will be giving this card to my daughter for Valentine’s Day. I think she will LOVE seeing herself as a princess. Could that face she is making be any funnier? I love this card!

I totally love the one I chose for my husband too. I think it shows him I love him, without being overly mushy. I think the design of the card is amazing too!

You need to check out Treat.com for your loved ones too! Check out #SendMoreLove to see what kinds of Photo Gifts are being made this Valentine’s Day. Treat is making it even easier for you to give personalized cards to your family this Valentine’s Day too by offering you all an exclusive coupon code to receive 3 cards for $6! That is way less expensive than buying non personalized cards at the grocery store! Use coupon code SENDMORELOVE to redeem that offer! Offer expires on 2/28/14, but you need to order by 2/10/14 to make sure you get your cards in time.

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Who will you be giving a Valentine’s Day card to this year?

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Holiday Travel Survival Kit including toys, gum and treats!

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Traveling with your family during the holidays can be a challenge. If you have ever traveled with kids of any age, you know it is hard no matter how old they are! If you have family coming to visit you this holiday season, or if you have a neighbor that you know will be traveling, a holiday travel survival kit may just be the perfect gift for them! I made a holiday travel survival kit that would gear to a family similar to my own. I included treats for the whole family, a coloring book and crayons to keep the toddler busy, a magazine for mom or teenage daughters, a drink for the toddler, and Extra mint gum to keep everyone’s mouths busy during the car ride.

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Putting this basket together was easy when I just stopped to think about what my family would like. I knew we would love munchies and activities to keep our minds off of the busy road, but most important is the gum!

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While it is fun to have sugary snacks during a road trip, it is important to eat them in moderation. I always like to chew gum to help pass the sugar cravings by. I have always loved Wrigley’s Extra Peppermint gum flavor! I remember my grandma always having that flavor at her house when I was little and I would go steal pieces throughout the day when I would visit her. It was my secret treat that probably wasn’t much of a secret when I would have several sticks of gum in my tiny mouth. When I was in middle school, I was introduced to Wrigley’s Extra Spearmint and Polar Ice. I became a total gum addict. I think it is a middle school trend to have a constant piece of gum in your mouth. I went through my fair share of packages and to my mom’s dismay, a few went through the washing machine too! Wrigley’s Extra gum has been a go to treat for me my entire life. I think it is a great way to get past those tough cravings because it eases them and it is sugar free!

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What is your favorite flavor of Wrigley’s Extra gum? Do you find yourself chewing it more during the winter? I love the feel of the cool mint when it is cool outside!

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What kinds of things would you put in a holiday travel survival kit for your own family? Remember to keep this idea in mind for the family or friends who are coming to visit you this holiday season! Don’t forget to pack them some Wrigley’s Extra gum while your at it too!

Halloween Candy S’mores Treats for Family Night

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I love Halloween. I always have. It is funny that I enjoy this time of year so much, because I don’t love the cold weather that starts to creep in, I don’t like to be scared, and I don’t like weird Halloween decorations. Honestly though, I love Halloween! Maybe it is because of all of the Halloween treats and candy out there or that going to a Halloween party is something I really look forward to each year. Something else I love, is seeing all of the great Halloween ideas floating around on the internet each year by so many creative people in this world. In a nutshell, I love Halloween! There is something about this time of year that just makes me want to stay snuggled up at home with my family. I think that that is another reason why I enjoy this time of year so much.

Whenever we have a family night, I like to make a quick and easy dinner and dessert so that I can have more time to spend with my family instead of  slaving away in the kitchen.  One of our family favorites is pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? I grabbed a Tombstone pizza, which you can now get with scary monsters on it for Halloween, and some Halloween candy from Walmart and was set for our family night!

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I also enjoy making a little easy treat for family night, so I decided to get creative with my Halloween candy and try making Halloween candy smores!

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I wanted to add a little twist to a pretty traditional snack, by using Halloween candy instead of a regular chocolate bar. To make these, I used…

*Graham Crackers

*Marshmallows

*Nerds

*Butterfingers

*Crunch bars

For each of them, I just stuck the marshmallow on top of the graham cracker and put it in the microwave for 1o seconds. As soon as it came out, I sprinkled the candy on top of it and smashed it down with the other graham cracker.

For the Butterfinger S’mores, I smashed the Butterfinger up while the marshmallow was melting in the microwave so that when I sprinkled it on, the flavor would be all over the marshmallow, instead of just in the center.

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Nerds s’mores aren’t necessarily a really adult treat, but kids will love them! Anytime you mix sugar, with sugar, and more sugar, kids will eat it! For the Nerds s’mores, I dumped out two boxes of Nerds while the marshmallow was melting in the microwave. As soon as the marshmallow was done, I scooped up the nerds and pushed them into the marshmallow a little bit so they would stay. You need to do this quickly before the marshmallow cools down so the Nerds will stick.

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The Crunch bar s’mores are really easy! While the marshmallow is melting in the microwave, split the Crunch bar in half. As soon as the marshmallow gets out of the microwave, put the two halves onto the marshmallow. I split it in half so that the chocolate could get all over the marshmallow instead of just in the center of the s’more.

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Do you have any Halloween family night traditions? Are you brave enough to try Nerds S’mores?