Sunday, June 28, 2015

Heath Bar Cake Recipe

This is a family favorite of ours and probably one of the best (and easiest) cake recipes of all time. I mean it, this is the most amazing and rich cake I know how to make. This past weekend I made it for my mother-in-law's birthday (she requests this specific cake every year) so I thought I would take some pictures and share the recipe with all of you! Enjoy! :)



Ingredients:

  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix (really any chocolate cake recipe will work)
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping (I dont really measure this, the more the better in my opinion!)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping
  • 3-4 Heath candy bars, chopped

Directions:

  • Bake cake mix according to package directions, using a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.
  • While still hot, punch holes in top of cake with a fork.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping over hot cake.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve
  • When ready to serve (make sure cake is completely cool)  and spread whipped topping on top.
  • Finish up by sprinkling chopped Heath bars over all the top.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Motor Muster at Greenfield Village

We spent the most perfect Saturday afternoon at Greenfield Village yesterday for the Motor Muster event! The village was filled with over 850 cars from the 1930s to the 1970s and my husband, the gearhead, was in car heaven. It was the perfect Father's Day weekend event for him.

It was cloudy out but that didn't stop the crowds from coming out to check out all of the vintage cars-- it truly was a great time. Z's favorite part of the whole day was riding the train and I think she would've ridden it all day long if I had let her. You cannot go to Greenfield Village without riding the train. We also rode the 1931 Ford Model AA Bus (for only 50 cents!), the carousel, and the Model-T cars!

Unfortunately we missed the historic baseball game though. The baseball games happen every Saturday and Sunday in Greenfield Village and are played by the 1867 rules. Can you imagine playing baseball with no gloves? Sounds crazy! Pretty bummed I missed it but I'm hoping to catch another game this summer!

In fact, we plan on going several times this summer as there is so much to do we found it really hard to fit everything into one trip! There truly is something at Greenfield Village for everyone; Z could've played at the playground all day, I want to catch a historic baseball game, and my husband loves checking out the old machinery around the village!

As I was busy running after our very excited toddler, my husband took most of these pictures and I'm quite proud of how they turned out!















Z and her cousin looking out the back of the bus!


You can check out the other events happening this summer at The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village by checking out their website at: 

All photos on this blog post belong to me and may not be used without my permission. I received compensated tickets this event for blogging about my experience. Many thanks to the Henry Ford for inviting my family and I to this special event!

Happy Father's Day!


Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there!

Special shout to my wonderful husband... you are the best Daddy that Z could ever ask for. We love you to pieces! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Kick off this summer with a trip to The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village!

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far! One of our favorite things to do in the summer is hang out at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We love spending a sunny day wandering around Greenfield Village or spending a rainy or hot day inside the Henry Ford Museum! Since we enjoy it as a family so much, I wanted to let you know about all the exciting activities at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village both this week and all summer long.

Also, if you are still looking for something to do this Father's Day weekend, look no further! We are going to celebrate my wonderful husband by taking him to Motor Muster at Greenfield Village this weekend! Since he's the biggest gearhead I know, this is going to be PERFECT for him. We hope to see you there!

Motor Muster
June 20-21, 2015 (Open Saturday 'til 9pm)
Gearheads and diehard car lovers -- this is your weekend at Greenfield Village.
This weekend, Greenfield Village will be filled with over 850 cars from 1930s to 1970s. The whole family can enjoy watching the cars in action as they take to the streets in pass-in-review parades, or twist the night away on Saturday during Record Hop USA! Featuring fun music and entertainment. Kids especially will love:
       Driving reproduction pedal cars at Junior Driver’s Ed
        Building, decorating, and racing their very own derby cars with Pine Car Enthusiasts
http://www.thehenryford.org/events/motorMuster.aspx



Historic Baseball Games
Every Saturday and Sunday in Greenfield Village
Watch a historic baseball game that is played by 1867 rules and feature live music! I have always wanted to go to this so I'm really excited to be able to check it out this summer! Can you imagine playing baseball with no gloves? Sounds crazy!



Roadside America
June 20, 2015 - January 24, 2016
This new photography exhibit starts this weekend and takes a quirky and heartwarming look at American culture through the lens of John Margolies that everyone can appreciate. 



Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays
Every Saturday in Greenfield Village
Every Saturday, kids and their parents can come and try their hand at something new. This month participants can make their own Camp Light Lamp- It’s fun to make, and something that they can use all summer long! 


Don’t forget that all summer long they have lots of other great daily activities at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village such as crafts, dramatic presentations, hand-on activities, train and Model T rides, and more!

All photos belong to The Henry Ford. I was not compensated for this post in any way. I just though I'd share along some info!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Zubels 7" Rattle Knit Doll, 15% Discount, & FREE Parent Magazine Subscription

I have always been a stickler for safe, non-toxic toys and that is why I was so happy to get a chance to receive a Zubels Hand Knit Doll to review. Zubels are some of the finest hand made 100% cotton dolls in the world.  They've been sold in boutiques around the world for over 7 years and now they finally have an online store!

"Zubels were born of a creative group working together to bring smiles to children (and to us). There was a need for an eco-friendly yet purposeful toy whose only requirement was a little love and imagination."



Zubel Hand Knit Dolls come in 4 different sizes: 7" (with rattles), 12", 14" and 24". We received a 7" "Bruno Barkster" the Blue Dog Doll with a rattle inside to review. Z and I decided this would be such a greatpresent for my 6 month old niece for her half-birthday. Since they are non-toxic and made with 100% organic cotton, I feel safe letting her play with it. 

How cute is this hippo?!
The hippo is my favorite Zubel Knit Doll. I think Z would absolutely freak if she received the hippo one for her birthday since hippos are her favorite animal. And how cute is that elf?! If you're looking for the perfect gift for a child of any age, look no further because Zubels has such a large selection you're bound to find something perfect! 


I'm really proud to be in partnership with Zubels because they're a company that is committed 100% to providing their customers with safe, fun, imaginative toys. I just love that each one is handmade with love and care. I also love how reasonably priced these handknit dolls are, I don't think I've seen prices this low for hand knit, organic toys anywhere else!

To order your own Zubels Doll or check out their massive selection check out www.zubels.us! If you hurry, you can get 15% off your order by using the coupon code ZU15!

Zubels is also offering a 1 year subscription to Parents Magazine for all of my readers through this link

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Friday, April 24, 2015

Remedies Rainbow Cool Mist Humidifier Review & Giveaway

Spring has finally sprung in Michigan and it is absolutely glorious! The only unfortunate thing about this changing of seasons is the allergies that come along with it. My whole little family suffers from terrible seasonal allergies so we were really excited to try out the Remedies Rainbow Cool Mist Humidifier
to see if it would help.


I know how stressful it is when shopping for humidifiers and it seems like all of them have one bad quality or another. Well, I'm super happy with this humidifier and it has exceeded all of my expectations for it. Its very quiet, way quieter than my old Honeywell humidifier. I ran it on the highest setting all night and it worked amazingly and lasted for a little over 8 hours (which is great for the its size). I also really appreciated the detailed instruction and care booklet it came with as it explains literally anything you would need to know about this humidifier.

My daughter's favorite feature of the Remedies Humidifier is the LED light! She absolutely adores them and they have a nice calming effect on her, they're not too bright but not dim either. There are 7 different colors in this LED night light; yellow, orange, red, purple, indigo, blue, and green. You can set your favorite color or select color rotation option.

One of my favorite features of this humidifier (and a feature that makes it completely worth the money) is the Aroma Diffuser. Just add a little lavender oil for calmness or eucalyptus oil for stuffy noses! I think it's awesome that you can enjoy your favorite oil and water based aroma while humidifying the air.


Overall, I love this humidifier and my family and I have exceedingly happy with it! It runs the whole night without need to refill, the lights are calming, and the diffuser works wonders! We have absolutely no complaints about our new little humidifier! Plus, it comes with a 2 year warranty so be sure to get one for yourself and your family!


One VERY lucky I'm No Domestic Goddess reader is going to win a Remedies Cool Mist Humidifier of their very own! To enter the giveaway, simply use the giveaway form below!


Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." I do use affiliate links on my site so please assume that all links used are affiliate links!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Are You A Believer in Liquid Gold (Otherwise known as Argan Oil)?

Sometimes my life and my blogging worlds collide. For instance, a couple weeks ago I was looking for something to help Z's dry skin so I was researching Argan Oil and that night, I actually got the opportunity to review some on my blog! Crazy coincidence much?!

I was looking at Argan Oil because I've heard great things about it for skin hydration and Z's skin gets so dry during the harsh, cold Michigan winters. Every year its been a struggle and I've been trying everything-- numerous lotions (even one her doctor recommended), coconut oil, different soaps and shampoos... nothing seems to keep her skin moisturized.


Argan Oil is known as "liquid gold" among the local women of Morocco and has been praised in the NY Times, Allure, Time, and CNN. Its great for hydrating skin and helping relieve skin conditions, and it also is great for you hair and prevents frizz while increasing natural hair shine and beauty.

I was excited to try the goPURE brand because its organic and made in the USA in an FDA Registered Facility. So far it seems to be working It comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. Plus with a 1 year 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back promise, how could I say no? 

I have noticed Z's skin is a lot smoother now after using it for a weeks and I'm happy with the results. My sister-in-law has also been using this on her hair and she likes how light it feels, not too greasy and it does bring her natural shine out in her hair.

Have you ever tried Argan Oil before? Are you a believer in liquid gold?

You can buy your own goPURE Organic Argan oil on Amazon!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." I do use affiliate links on my site so please assume that all links used are affiliate links!