Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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I grew up as a NickKid so it was only natural that I became a NickMom! As a NickMom I spent too many mornings watching Dora the Explorer, so much so that I was able to sing along to Dora's song and knew when Swiper the Fox was coming around, that silly fox! Thankfully my kids are older but we still watch NickJr so when NickMom came out I was thrilled! Every night at 10pm NickJr turns to NickMom, this means if I am caught watching Sam & Cat, I can say I am just waiting for my NickMom shows to come on. I just recently got to enjoy a Moms Night In watching the new show Instant Mom while enjoying some adult beverages.
If you have never watched Instant Mom you're missing one #MotherFunny show! The show is based on Stephanie, played by actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict, becoming an Instant Mom to three children. Her husband Charlie, played by actor Michael Boatman, is supportive and understanding to all the issues that seem to arise when Stephanie tries to bond with her stepchildren. It's a cute show that many blended families can relate to. I am a stepmom as well and to say it's a hard job is putting it lightly, but it's nice to see a show that adds some humor to the same issues families may have dealt with or will deal with in the future.
It was fun enjoying a moms night in, having a drink with a friend and watching my new favorite mommy show, Instant Mom. Whether you are a mom or not this new NickMom show is a cute to watch. Take the time to give yourself a Mommy's Night In with a friend or two, watch some NickMom together, you'll find yourselves laughing and relating to the shows.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As a mom to five kiddies I can never keep enough juice, iced tea or sports drinks in our refrigerator. I was able to try the awesome V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers and let me tell you, the Tangerine Passionfruit flavor lasted all of a couple hours in our house. To say my kids liked it is an understatement! I'm personally not much of a juice drinker unless it's an adult beverage, but I really liked the Black Cherry Berry. The flavors are just right and the fact that every serving is only 100 calories makes this mom so happy! So I still might not be able to keep my fridge full of drinks but I am glad they love this juice.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Halloween will be here before you know it, so I was happy to try out the Sweet Creations Pumpkin Carving Kit by Good Cook.
|My daughter wanted her pumpkin to have Squeaks from the Pumpkin Carving Kit. So I followed directions and taped it to the pumpkin.|
|Transferring the pattern to the pumpkin was easy, the kit came with a punch wheel.|
|I carved out each section just as the pattern's directions showed. Each section on the pattern is numbered.|
|Almost done, it didn't take long at all and was actually pretty easy!|
|Finished! My daughter loves her pumpkin, she added a tiny belly button, you can't see it but it's there.|
|Here he is with a candle lit in the dark. He really is cute. After carving him I decided to give a harder one a try.|
|The Witch was definitely harder to carve out but I think I did a pretty good job even though the pumpkins we had were not easy to work with. I have never carved pumpkins with the inside walls that stripped away like pieces of noodles. It was a challenge but I did it! |
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
I was given some awesome Sweet Creations by Good Cook products to try out for a fun Halloween Party! I already made my Haunted House so I decided to make some yummy cupcakes and cookies to go along with it. I bake some white cupcakes, whipped up a batch of buttercream frosting and had my 8 & 10 year olds put together the Halloween Cupcake Stand. I also used the very cute Orange and Black Cupcake Papers for my cupcakes.
Had my daughters decorate the sugar cookies, we love all the Halloween items that Good Cook has available. We already started planning for another Halloween Party for next year! I will try out the very cool Halloween Cake Pop Press by Sweet Creations before Halloween. I have never made a cake pop but the press makes it seem easy to do.
We love all the Sweet Creations products that Good Cook carries, there are more then just Halloween products so check out the Good Cook website. If you find something you like use the code: HAUNTED25 for 25% off your total.
Hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!!
As a Good Cook Kitchen Expert I am able to try out many different Good Cook products. I have to tell you I am far from being an expert! I joined to push myself further into cooking and try new recipes. When the chance to make the Halloween Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set product came up, I was excited to give it a try. It was an interesting experience.
First was making up the gingerbread dough, the set comes with a recipe on the back but I decided to cheat and used a boxed cookie mix. I mixed the dough up and let it chill for about an hour. Then I put parchment paper on the counter and dusted it with flour, dusted my roller with flour and also the first cookie cutter with flour.
Putting the Haunted House together took some work. I made a royal icing from scratch. It worked but took a little time to dry and stay together.
I have to say using the cookie cutters wasn't the easiest but a little flour kept the cookie dough from sticking. My favorite part of this project was decorating the house and coming up with some ideas that go along with the Haunted House theme. You can find the Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set on the Good Cook website.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I love this time of the year, the air is becoming crisp and cool and the evenings come earlier. Then I am reminded that the holidays are approaching faster than they did last year, okay not really but it seems to feel that way every year. So then I start thinking of what I should get my guys, which include my husband, my sons, my brother and my dad. Thank goodness for UncommonGoods they have such an awesome selection of gifts for men!
I enjoyed looking through all the awesome men's gifts, which you can check out here. I went ahead and ordered my husband a really cool belt that he has been wanting for a little while now. This Ford seat buckle belt has the real Mustang emblem and is made with real seat belt material. My husband absolutely loves his new belt, he now wants another one and also wants to give each of our sons a belt of their own.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I used to do all the baking in our home but now that my ten year old, Olivia, loves baking I like to let her do the baking now. I personally like to make baking recipes homemade or at least semi-homemade but for a learning or convenience using a mix can still taste good. So when I was asked to make something using the Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil I was going to make a chocolate cake from scratch, until my daughter realized I would be baking. So instead I decided to try a cake mix but instead of using vegetable oil I would use the Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can use complete this quick survey and be entered to win $200!!
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