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Angel Food Cake Shot Glass Dessert

I've been seeing edible shot glasses all over the internet lately and I think they are awesome. I decided that for Valentine's Day, I'd try making an angel food cake shot glass dessert. I was going to make edible angel food cake shot glasses and fill it with whip cream and raspberries. Doesn't that sound fun? Well, my idea didn't go as planned! First I went to my local store and picked up some shot glass molds (affiliate link). I got home and quickly discovered that you can't use these molds for baking. I went back to the store and found out that you can only get the baking shot glass molds (affiliate link) online (at least with that store). To Amazon I went to order my molds using Prime 2-day free shipping. Then I waited... I was so excited when the shot glass molds came in the mail! I hopped online to see if there were any tricks to help with making my angel food cake shot glass dessert, but found nothing related to angel food cake. That should have been my first clue. … [Read more...]

OREO Catapult Game #OREOSuperDunk

This OREO Catapult Game post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OREOSuperDunk #CollectiveBias When was the last time you had fun dunking OREO cookies? With this OREO Catapult Game you can bring back the joy of dunking while adding a bit of playfulness. To play the game, you'll need: About 10 craft sticks (per person) 6 small rubber bands (per person) 3 OREO cookies (per person) 1 glass of milk (per person) Start by making one catapult per player. You can find the directions for making the catapults in this post of mine. Give each player 3 OREO cookies and a glass of milk. The first person to catapult all three of their OREO cookies into the milk and then eat the cookies wins! (Excuse the photo bomb by the dog. He wants that OREO that's flying in the air!) My girls had a ton of fun playing the OREO Catapult Game. They didn't think it was going to work at first and were surprised … [Read more...]

Mail Order Mystery – The Perfect After Christmas Gift

It's a month after Christmas and you've got a birthday or other celebration coming up for which you need to buy a gift. What do you get a child who already got everything they wanted for Christmas? How about a Mail Order Mystery? My girls and I received one for review purposes and we had a ton of fun with it. Mail Order Mysteries make the perfect, unique, after Christmas gift that also keeps giving! So what is a Mail Order Mystery? It is a mysterious story for children that unfolds through letters and items that come in the mail. The story is not told in a traditional way, but rather through a series of events. Depending on the mystery, you could receive hand-written letters, top secret folders, newspaper clippings, postcards, maps, keys, lockets and more. Each mailing contains something to do (a code to crack, a puzzle to solve, a number to call) in addition to the artifacts. All is revealed in the final mailing, a grand finale that contains a “payoff” keepsake or treasure … [Read more...]

America’s Greatest School Nurse Contest #sickjustgotreal #ad

This America's Greatest School Nurse Contest post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Information and prizes have been provided by Pfizer, however, all thoughts and reviews are my own. I am a pediatric intensive and cardiac care nurse. I have always loved working with children, and knew from the minute I chose to be a nurse that I would work in pediatrics. Ultimately, I feel in love with the hospital and critical care, but did consider school nursing as an option for my career. I have always admired school nurses. They are the first person of comfort when your child gets sick or injured during the school day. School nurses deal with anything from paper cuts, to life threatening allergies, to embarrassing mishaps from maturing students. But that's not all. Nurses who work in schools assist children with social and emotional issues, crisis management, disaster prepardness, and bullying. They also provide education on puberty, nutrition, substance abuse and more. Often … [Read more...]

Free Printable Emoji Valentines

Emojis are all the rage these days and my daughters are not immune to their appeal. Kiki thinks they are fun, but TJ loves anything and everything emoji. She especially loves the poop one. I'm not quite sure why. This year she asked if she could give out emoji Valentines at school. We searched the internet and found some free printable emoji Valentines, but none that contained her favorite poop emoji. So what did I do as an awesome mom? I made her her own Valentines! This isn't the first time I've made Valentines for my girls. Check out the Valentine's posts on this blog and you'll see some that have been a huge success and others that have flopped. Kiki's friends LOVED my fortune teller Valentines. But, an attempt at making invisible ink Valentines was a complete failure. For these free printable emoji Valentines I did my research. I looked up the top used emojis according to Google and my girls' iPods. Though the poop is not in Google's top 10, it is among the top … [Read more...]

My Weight Watchers Journey – The Past Year

A year ago this coming Wednesday I decided it was time to  take care of myself and lose weight. On January 4, 2016, I joined Weight Watchers and on January 5th I went to my first meeting. I started my Weight Watchers journey not as a New Year's resolution, but as a gift to myself. Because back in October of 2015 my world turned upside down and I needed to find my happiness. Not a lot has actually changed over this past year but I have learned more about myself than I thought I would. That "I have learned" link? Click on it. Everything I realized in my first month and a half with Weight Watchers still holds true today. I am proud to say that I have maintained my Lifetime membership since I received it 5 months ago. It was this photo taken in September 2015 that gave me a harsh dose of reality. I knew I had gained weight over the years, but I never admitted to myself how much I gained or how much it showed. My daughter was so proud that she took this picture and I didn't … [Read more...]

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