Fill Your Easter Baskets With PEEPS And Other Iconic Just Born Favorites

 

I’m sure everyone in the country knows about PEEPS and for good reason.  PEEPS are one of the most iconic Easter candies that no basket is complete without.  Ever since I was a little girl PEEPS were one of my favorite candies, and I love that they’re still around to be part of my Easter traditions with my children.  PEEPS sure have come a long way since I was a little girl!  I love how they’ve kept things traditional while adding fun new spins on their bunnies and chicks every year.  PEEPS is always coming up with new and delicious flavors for each holiday season that compliment the holiday just perfectly.

 

 

This Easter you’ll be able to find all of your favorite classics along with the fun new Easter 2017 PEEPS.  My kids and I have had a blast testing out all of the new flavors.

PEEPS Easter 2018 offerings include:

  • PEEPS® Fruit Punch Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are a delicious rush of classic fruit punch flavor is sure to tickle your taste buds!  26 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are a delicious vanilla cake flavored marshmallow chicks sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti.  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are where sweet and sour flavors collide to create a burst of watermelon in these ten green chicks with a blush pink center.  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free.  Available in a 10 count package.
  • PEEPS® Pancakes & Syrup Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are where pancakes and syrup are made even sweeter with marshmallow Chicks!  That’s right, PEEPS® has brought you a whole new way to eat our iconic marshmallow treats! Yep, breakfast! These MUST-HAVE PEEPS® are the best around.  Get yours today!
  • PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks – The 5, 10 and 15 count packages of the iconic PEEPS® Chicks are available in classic Easter colors including pink, orange, lavender, green, blue, yellow and white! (Note, some colors only available in certain pack sizes).  28 calories per Chick, fat-free and gluten-free
  • PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies – The classic PEEPS® bunnies come in yellow, pink, lavender, green blue and white. (Note: Some colors only available in certain pack sizes).  28 calories per Bunny, fat-free and gluten-free
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Blueberry Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate.  These three blueberry flavored marshmallow PEEPS® Chicks are delicately dipped in decadent dark chocolate for a taste as sweet as blueberries in season.  50 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Coconut Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate.  Get whisked away to a tropical island with every bite of Coconut flavored PEEPS® Chicks.  The decadent dark chocolate adds to the experience for the ultimate PEEPS®-lover’s treat.  50 calories per Chick, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Strawberry Flavored Marshmallow Creme Flavored Fudge.  These are a limited edition PEEPS® flavor you’re sure to rave about all season long!  The taste of these Strawberry Delight flavored marshmallow Chicks dipped creme flavored fudge is oh so sweet!
  • PEEPS® Delights™ Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Milk or Dark Chocolate.  Enjoy the magic of classic marshmallow PEEPS® plus the added delight of real chocolate.  Bite into creamy milk chocolate or decadent dark chocolate and experience the iconic PEEPS® Chick elevated to new heights!  53 calories per Chick dipped in Milk Chocolate, gluten-free.  57 calories per Chick dipped in Dark Chocolate, gluten-free.  Available in a 3 count package.
  •  PEEPS® Delights™ Neapolitan Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are a new item that is sure to rock your socks off!  These PEEPS® Delights Strawberry flavored marshmallow Chicks are filled with delicious, creamy chocolate and dipped in white creme, yummy!
  • PEEPS® Filled Delights™ Triple Chocolate Chicks are one that you absolutely don’t want to miss.  For all you chocolate enthusiasts, who know there’s just no comparison to the decadent, creamy taste of chocolate, this PEEPS® Delight variety is for you!  These FILLED triple chocolate Marshmallow Chicks are just that; a chocolate flavored marshmallow Chick, FILLED with decadent chocolate, and dipped in even more milk chocolate!

 

 

If you’re a Wal-Mart shopper, then you’re in luck because you’ve got exclusive access to the new line of PEEPS mystery chicks!  Which one will you try?  Mystery Flavor #1Mystery Flavor #2, or Mystery Flavor #3?  Or if you’re like our family you’ll try all three!

No Easter basket is complete without PEEPS…make sure you’re stocked up on all the flavors so you can be the best basket giver ever!!

Make sure you keep up with PEEPS for all of the latest and greatest treats.  PEEPS on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Looking for Whole Life Insurance for your little ones? Check out Great Start!

 

 

Juvenile whole life insurance is one of those things that every mom and every family should give serious consideration to and is one of those things that many of us are either unaware of or give no thought to whatsoever. However, in many circumstances it can be a very valuable element in the financial planning and protection for you and your child.

Great Start® Insurance Plan is offer by Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company, which is in Glenview, Illinois, and has been in business for over 80 years. You can check them out at https://greatstartinsure.com/. Great Start specializes in juvenile whole life insurance coverage which is available to children from the day they are born until they are 24. They offer 5 policy levels: $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $25,000 and $30,000.

The application process is very simple. They only ask questions about the general health of your child, their age and gender and where you live. Basically, almost everyone who applies is accepted.

If you are a parent or grandparent who is trying to decide if juvenile whole life insurance is right for your family, it is often a good choice. Whole life insurance is the most affordable when a child is young, and you can lock in rates that are extremely low. Furthermore, the policy that you secure when they are young can be extended by them when they are adults. They are then the owner of a a policy that is much less expensive for them than if they had purchased it for the first time as young adults. They can even keep their policy if they join the military or engage in a risky occupation as an adult.

Visit the Great Start site at https://greatstartinsure.com/ and you can learn everything you need to know about the importance of juvenile life insurance for your family.

CandyRific Easter Basket Fillers GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Guess what guys?  Easter is just around the corner and I’m so excited!  When it comes to Easter baskets, I’m not sure if I get more excited putting them together, or if my kids are more excited to receive them.  A fun basket is full of goodies, of course, and I have some super fun CandyRific basket stuffers your kids will love!

If you’re not looking to travel all over to find great basket stuffers, these CandyRific items are available at most grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores across the country.  They’re perfect for any little one’s Easter basket, a table centerpiece, party favors, or even larger gift toppers!

While there are LOTS of great CandyRific items you can find, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites that my kiddos will be finding in their baskets this year?

DREAMWORKS TROLLS LARGE EGG DISPENSER

With all new graphics for this year, this Trolls Egg Dispenser will be a huge hit with any little Trolls love.  There are delicious jelly beans included with each dispenser so there’s yummy good fun to be had by all.

These super cute Trolls Hug Bands are available in both pink and blue.  The bands play a tune when the button is pressed, and also features a hidden compartment to keep candy away from pesky siblings.  With fruit flavored candy included, how can you go wrong?

 

LIGHT UP BUG FANS

How adorable are these little things?!  If you’ve got a little explorer who loves to be on the lookout like my daughter, these fans will be a kid-approved basket addition.

It seems like just about every kid loves emojis right?  These Expressions Easter Candy fans are not only filled with sweet little treats, the emojis make them that much better.  My daughter is OBSESSED with the poo emoji (gross) but she’ll be so thrilled to see one happily waiting for her in her Easter basket this year.

 

I have loved M&M’s since I was a kid, and my kids got the M&M love bug too.  My sons are going to love seeing these in their baskets this year.  If you have a kiddo (or hey, even you) who likes M&M’s, keep your eyes peeled for these and other Easter themed M&M fans.
The fun just keeps getting better…I’m going to be offering a giveaway for a similar candy-filled box to help you fill your little ones baskets with a few extra little special things this year.  One lucky winner will receive a box of Easter Basket Fillers sent directly to them. Giveaway will begin 03/13/18 at 11:00 pm EST and will end 03/19/18 at 10:59:59 pm EST.  In order to get the package shipped in time for Easter, the winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize before another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Enter below!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Week 6 On Nutrisystem…Comfort Foods You Can Rely On

 

 

Well guys, I can’t even begin to explain how rough the past couple of weeks have been for me.  Remember my last Nutrisystem post where I was recovering from the flu and eager to get back on the plan hardcore?  Yeah…life had a totally different plan in mind for me.  After beginning to feel better from the flu for about 36 hours I was completely blindsided by what came my way just those short hours later.  I began to feel even worse than I had before and started running a dangerous fever that just wouldn’t break.  Even with alternating acetamenophin and ibuprofen every 4 hours and taking cool baths and laying with a cold rag on my head my fever was barely breaking from 104 degrees + to just under 102 degrees.  After 5 days of this fever that just wouldn’t break I decided it was time to seek medical attention.

(My DOB is whited out for my privacy 🙂 )

Turns out, that awful flu ushered in an awful case of pneumonia.  After a short stay in the hospital I was sent on my way with antibiotics and a different inhaler than the one I use for my asthma.  After finishing my round of antibiotics, I was still not any better.  I had to be hospitalized a second time, this time with stronger, steroid based medication.

 

While I was sick, you can imagine how hard it was to even try and stay alive every day, let alone worry about eating, and eating right at that.  Lack of calories daily coupled with steroidal medication helped me have 2 weeks of stalled weight loss…whoopie (and I throw in that ‘whoopie’ quite sarcastically).

 

Although it was hard to get my daily meals in, I can say that I was truly grateful for some of my favorite comfort foods that are also on the Nutrisystem plan.  Mac and Cheese and Pizza are two of my favorite comfort foods, and I tended to stick with those when I felt like eating.

Now that I’m back to being *mostly* better, I am ready to tackle this beast again.  Although I’m not well enough to work out or walk on my treadmill yet (my lungs are still a bit congested), I’m up to the challenge of getting back onto the horse…again.  This WILL be a better week, and I WILL get back to my old self again. Watch out weight loss world…HERE I COME!!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Super Cute, Adorably Pink Lugz For Valentine’s Day

 

 

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?  Are you still looking for that perfect gift that’s different than you’re ordinary chocolate or flowers?  You HAVE to check out these super cute Lugz Regent Lo sneakers!  They’re available in a few different colors, but how can you go wrong with such a pretty pink for Valentine’s?!

 

 

Just like your typical girl, I am a sucker for anything pink.  When I can combine pink with various pieces of my wardrobe, even better!  I can’t even begin to tell you guys how excited I was when I got these adorable shoes.  They looked super cute on the website but they looked even cuter in person and I have to say, this is the only time in my 33 years I’ve ever been so thrilled with a pair of sneakers that I squealed when I opened the box.

I tend to stay away from shoes with completely flat soles as I have high arches but I am SO glad that I took a chance on these!  The insole has far more cushion that I anticipated so now not only are they adorable, but they’re SUPER comfy!!

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Canvas upper
  • Padded collar
  • Cushioned insole
  • Vulcanized construction
  • Durable rubber outsole

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Trust me fellas, that special lady in your life does NOT want the same old chocolate, stuffed animal or flowers.  Spoil her this Valentine’s Day with the gift that she really deserves…something super cute to make every pink-inspired outfit pop.  If the Regent Lo style isn’t the style that your lady loves, make sure you check out everything else Lugz has to offer!  There are so many great styles with so many different color options there’s bound to be a pair (or two) that she’ll fall head over heels for.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Week 4 On Nutrisystem: Accepting Things Beyond Our Control And Moving Forward Strong

 

 

What a freakin’ week it’s been guys!  No matter where you live, if you watch the news I’m positive you’ve heard how bad this flu season is.  Until this past week, we had been lucky and escaped the ravenous germs and it invaded our household with a vengeance y’all!

Last week I told my son to avoid one of his friends until his flu symptoms had passed.  Of course, being the teenager that he is, he knew better.  We stay up to date on vaccines and we take daily vitamins so, no way the germs would matter to us right?  *Insert eye roll here*  I’m sure you can imagine, not only did my son hang out with his sick friend, but thought it would be a GREAT idea to share a drink too!  Within two days my teenage son, 6 year old daughter and myself were sick, shortly followed by my husband and other son (although they recovered quickly, thank goodness).  On top of dealing with my flu symptoms for 5 days, I also had a super-sick 6 year old running a fever of 103.5 that was only breaking to a mere 100 even after alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well as utilizing cool baths and washcloths on her forehead.  Me being the worrier that I am, I was sure that one of my kids were going to be one of the ones we hear about that has lost their life to severe flu symptoms this year so I had my daughter sleep in bed with me so I could check on her around the clock.  Lack of sleep seemed to have made my sickness linger and I’m just starting to feel mostly better today.

So, what does all this have to do with my week on Nutrisystem?  Absolutely EVERYTHING!  I have to admit that my daily calorie count while sick was disgusting.  On a *good* day, I was consuming about 500 calories, most of that crackers and light soup.  After so many days of so little calories my body seems to have thought I was starving and held on to every bit it could, making my scale not budge one bit this week.  Sometimes, these things are just out of our control but I refuse to look at it as defeat.  This WILL be a better week, I WILL get to enjoy my favorite Nutrisystem foods, and I’m positive I WILL see results next week as I’m back to the plan ready and eager this week!

 

 

Before the nightmare of a week set in, I did manage to have a delicious breakfast that happens to be one of my favorite breakfast meals.  The frozen cinnamon roll is a great way to feel like you’re breaking all the ‘diet’ rules when you’re completely following the plan.  Talk about winning!  I love pairing my cinnamon roll with fat-free milk as my morning powerfuel for a great tasting, filling, and nutritious breakfast to fuel the day.

I look forward to having a much better week to share with you all next week, so stay tuned, because the show ain’t over yet!!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Give The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift With Krankz Audio

 

 

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift other than the typical chocolate or flowers?  Check out these Krankz Classic Headphones, available in a stunning red…perfect for V-Day!!

 

 

I always give my kids a gift for Valentine’s Day, after all, I do love them to pieces!  My teenage son is increasingly hard to shop for, but Krankz Audio made it a breeze finding the perfect gift for him this year!  These headphones have a retractable, foldable design with a built-in microphone which make them perfect for answering a call or playing an online video game with friends.  The noise canceling ability in these compact headphones is incredible, allowing you to drown out the world around you and enjoy your favorite activities.  The on-ear design combines superior sound quality with unparalleled comfort and style making them a great gift for anyone on your list this Valentine’s Day.

A few features you’ll absolutely love:

  • Incredibly clear and powerful sound.
  • Built in microphone and automatic call notification for easily switching between music audio and phone calls when paired to your smart phone.
  • Easy playback, using the intuitive headset controls on your ear cup for managing your listening experience.
  • High efficiency rechargeable battery.
  • To recharge your headphones, just plug them into any USB port or USB power cube.
  • Stream audio from your laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device – even TV’s – from up to 30 feet away.

 

If the person you’re shopping for isn’t a huge ‘red’ fan, these are also available in black and white so you can pick the color that’s just right for the person receiving them, how awesome is that?

This V-Day, check out Krankz Audio for all of your gifting needs.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift, and at super affordable prices you’ll probably end up buying some for yourself too!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Week 3 on Nutrisystem: Great Food To Keep You Going

 

 

Who’s ready for a new week?  I know I am!  After a great weigh-in this morning, and a weekly loss of 2 lbs, I’m feeling pretty great, and ready to continue to tackle this beast we call weight loss.  For those who know me, it’s no surprise that I’m a SUPER picky eater, and often order the same things from the same places because there’s not much that makes me wander out of my comfort zone.  One of the things that I LOVE about Nutrisystem is the great selection of food that you’ll hardly believe is ‘diet’.  For the ladies here, you’ll completely understand when I say there are times of the month that I can’t live without certain foods.  Go without a burger or chocolate?  GASP!  Thanks to the fantastic food Nutrisystem offers, you can have a bit of everything!

 

 

There are a couple breakfast items that I just couldn’t live without, and that’s waffles and cereal.  Nutrisystem has some of the best frozen buttermilk waffles you’ll ever taste (and yes, they’ve got super yummy cereal too!).  I love pairing my waffles with a turkey sausage patty and sugar free syrup for a delicious breakfast that’s perfect for fueling my body after my workout and getting me through the rest of the day.

 

 

Mmmm…hamburgers.  (Insert Homer Simpson style drooling here.)  I absolutely could not live without a big juicy burger which is why I’m SO thankful that Nutrisystem has delicious and filling  hamburgers.  I pop mine in the microwave for 1 minute, then toast the bun and burger patty in a pan for a few minutes.  I love to top mine with some lettuce and spicy pickle slices, yummy!

 

 

Yes!  You’re seeing that right, it’s Nutrisystem chocolate!  As simple as these little chocolate nibs are, they are hands down, my favorite dessert offered.  There are just some days that I absolutely couldn’t survive without a little bit of chocolate.  Whether it’s from a Nutrisystem chocolate breakfast muffin, various different chocolatey lunch bars, the delicious shakes or different desserts, there are TONS of way to get your chocolate fix with Nutrisystem.  I love being able to mix it up throughout the day, and I love knowing if I want to have chocolate for dessert I can.

 

Make sure you guys check back next week, I can’t wait to see how the plan continues to work for me!

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Make Valentine’s Day Magical With Magical Butter

 

 

Looking for a way to make Valentine’s Day magical this year?  Look no further!  Magical Butter is here to take all of your Valentine’s Day treats to the next level.

 

 

The MagicalButter machine is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor, designed for creating fantastic recipes, infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more!  Make herbal butter in as little as 2 hours, and blend with the Magical Butter chocolate for an out of this world, crazy good chocolate experience.  The Magical Butter machine was designed to precisely extract the nutrients and flavor from your favorite herbs and infuse them into: butter, olive oil, peanut oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, canola oil, tincture.  Add herbal butter, oil, and tincture to your favorite foods and take all of your Valentine’s Day dishes to a new level!

A little bit about the MB2e device:

  • Fully automatic & microprocessor controlled
  • Temperature sensor and timer for easy set it and forget it attitude!
  • Makes herbal oil in 1 hour
  • Makes herbal butter in 2 hours
  • Makes herbal tincture in 4-8 hours
  • Stainless steel construction

 

When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first food item that comes to mind?  I’m willing to bet you said chocolate!  Below you’ll find some great chocolate-filled recipes that you can make with the MB2e device.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons Magical Coconut oil 
  • 24 large ripe strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 4 ounces semisweet dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add 2 teaspoons of the infused oil to the dark chocolate, and melt. Gently stir.
  2. Grasping the green tops, slowly dip the strawberries one at a time ⅔ of the way into the melted chocolate. Let the excess run off for a moment. Arrange them uniformly on MagicalButter baking mats or waxed paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of the infused oil to the white chocolate, and melt. Gently stir.
  4. Dip a teaspoon into the melted white chocolate. Then, drizzle it over each dark chocolate-coated strawberry with a back-and-forth scribbling motion, producing a dramatic zig-zag pattern of fine white lines across the berries. Have fun—get creative!
  5. Chill your Chocolate-Covered Strawberries until the chocolate forms a crisp shell around them, about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Chef’s Notes

  • In place of white chocolate you can use milk chocolate, for a shades-of-brown artistic strawberry flavor experience.
  • Make extra, because they won’t last!

 

Decadent Chocolate Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Bar

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons/60-80 ml highly concentrated MagicalButter Coconut Oil or MagicalButter Cacao Butter
  • 1 pound/450 g high-quality chocolate (I mix ½ white and ½ dark, minimum 65% cacao)
  • 1 Madagascar vanilla bean, halved; use inner flesh (or 1 teaspoon/5 ml vanilla extract)
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried blueberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried cherries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried cranberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried raisins, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml  M&Ms
  • ¼ cup/60 ml pistachios, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml cashews, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml peanuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml sunflower lecithin

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl mix the berries, nuts, and M&Ms together, and set them aside.
  2. in a double boiler slowly melt the chocolate; then add the cacao butter/ coconut oil, lecithin, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into molds, and top with the fruit and nut combination. Refrigerate it until it is cool and hardened.
  4. Remove your Decadent Chocolate Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bars from the molds, serve, and enjoy!

 

S’mores Squares

 

Directions:

  • ½ cup/120 ml MagicalButter (or MB Coconut Oil)
  • ½ cup/120 ml Sensual Chocolate
  • 6 cups/1420 ml miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups/1185 ml cinnamon toast cereal

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F/165°C.
  2. In a large saucepan set to medium, heat ¼ cup/60 ml of the MagicalButter and 4 cups/950 ml of marshmallows. Stir until the mix is completely uniform in consistency.
  3. Add cereal, and stir until the consistency is again smooth and even.
  4. Apply non-stick cooking spray to a cookie sheet, and evenly spread the cereal mix onto the sheet.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, and evenly spread it over the cereal mix.
  6. Mix the rest of the MagicalButter and marshmallows in a bowl, and evenly spread them on top.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Remove your s’mores from the oven. Let cool. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding

 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Magical Coconut oil or MagicalButter
  • 12 small croissants, preferably stale (left out overnight)
  • 2½ cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup salted caramel sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the croissants and chocolate chips inside your MagicalButter machine, and secure the lid.
  3. Push the Blend/Clean button. When this short cycle is complete, you’re ready to assemble your pudding.
  4. Cut the croissants into pieces about 1 to 2 inches in size. Place half of these into the bottom of your 10-by-13-inch baking dish. Top them with half the chocolate chips; then, add half the custard mixture. Repeat the process; then, gently push the floating croissant pieces into the custard mixture to soak. Cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  5. Bake your covered pudding on your oven’s center rack for 45 minutes. Then, uncover and bake it for an additional 40-45 minutes.
  6. Let your Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding cool slightly, and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

 

I’m absolutely LOVING my new MB2e device, and I can’t wait to see what amazing creations I can cook up for a romantic evening for my husband and I.  If you’re looking to add the extra bit to put all of your dishes over the top, you absolutely have to check out Magical Butter!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Perfect Classroom Store Additions From Oriental Trading

 

 

Classroom stores are a great way to keep kids motivated and incentivize good behavior, as well as teach them how to responsibly spend or save money.  Recently I’ve started helping my daughter’s kindergarten teacher gather some supplies to make a little classroom store and of course Oriental Trading was a no-brainer place to shop.  There’s always such a great selection for every occasion and you guys already know they had some fabulous finds for my daughter’s classroom store.  Whether you’re a parent shopping to help out the class or a teacher looking to purchase great items at super great prices, make sure you check out these perfect classroom store additions:

 

 

These Mini Hibiscus Beach Playsets are perfect for a day at the beach or as an activity for kids at your next tropical or Hawaiian beach party.  If you live in Arizona like we do with plenty of dirt, these are a little set that will come in handy all the time!  Give these beach play sets to the kids and watch them have fun in sun.  Each plastic set includes a 3 1/4″ x 41/4″ diam. bucket, 6 1/4″ shovel, 5″ rake and 2 7/8″ scoop.

 

 

A great way to get a HUGE bang for your buck is the Mega Deluxe Toy Assortment.  This mega novelty assortment is loaded with plenty of toys and treats for everyone!  Take the guesswork out of choosing birthday party favors or stock up on prizes for your school classroom with this colorful collection of deluxe goodies!  Includes noisemakers, bouncing balls, pencils and much, much more! (250 pcs. per unit)

 

 

What kid doesn’t love a lollipop, right?  These Pen & Lollipop Notepads With Pens were a huge hit with my daughter’s class!  Each 30 pg. notepad includes a matching 6″ plastic pen and colorful printing on every page.  Perfect for little ones to create their own book, make notes, or draw whatever they feel inspired to!

 

 

Stickers are always such a huge hit with kids and what better way to supply a little something for everyone than with this Mega Sticker Scene Assortment?   Make a pirate, princess, race car, aquarium, animal, butterfly, farm or neon monkey with these clever sticker scenes!  A perfect activity for a rainy day, this cute set includes 8 different 6 7/8″ sticker scenes with 10 – 50 stickers per sheet.  Also fun for preschools and day cares! (96 sheets per unit)

 

 

After counting up each little one’s money, they couldn’t wait to take a look at the items and see what they could buy.  I have been in my daughter’s class numerous times and I can tell you that no matter what the occasion, whether it’s been a party, assembly, or any other school function, there has NEVER been as much excitement as there was when we finally debuted the goodies.  There was something that captivated each little one’s interest and you could see their face light up when they received the items that they had their eyes on.

 

Make sure you check out Oriental Trading for all of your classroom store needs, you won’t be disappointed and I guarantee you’ll find everything you’re looking for (and then some) all in one convenient place.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***