Thursday, April 19, 2018

Personalize Your Home With Canvas Press!

I am a photography fanatic and you will hardly ever find me without my wonderful camera. That pretty much means that I have thousands of photos on my computer and I've been thinking a lot lately about how I would like to display them. Enter Canvas Press.

I actually already have a canvas from so I was really excited when they agreed to let me do a review! I figured you all would love these because I know I do. The quality of the canvases from Easy Canvas Prints continually amazes me and I've gotten a lot of compliments on my canvases!

For this review, I decided to get my favorite picture of my dad and I printed out on canvas. I was a little worried because the photo is on the older side (it's just a scanned print actually) but it turned out AMAZING! I am so incredibly happy with the results and everytime I look at it, I get all sappy thinking about the good memories my dad and I shared together!

I love how their website is how quick and easy to use from start to finish. I really love how there are so many choices to personalize your canvas! It always feels like you're in complete control of how it looks. For instance, I chose a mirrored border for this canvas but you can choose from different border colors or have your imaged wrapped around the edges as well. I love all of the choices.

 This photo doesn't even do it justice, this canvas is gorgeous.

Notice the edges. They're "mirrored" edges. I love it!

Overall, I've had a great experience with this company and I love my canvas. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and I would recommend Canvas Press to anyone looking for a personal and fun addition their home. They would make great presents too! I ordered one with a picture of my daughter and my niece for my mother-in-law for her birthday but shhhh don't tell her! ;)

Want your own photo canvas? You can buy one on their website here!

I was not compensated for this post. I was given a canvas by Easy Canvas Prints for review purposes only. All opinions are entirely my own.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month with a Breakfast Night!

Did you know February is National Hot Breakfast Month? Krusteaz is celebrating it by encouraging everyone to eat breakfast for dinner! As if Z and I needed an excuse to have pancakes for dinner... Hot breakfasts is our favorite meal. My kids consider it a super special treat when we have breakfast for dinner so the question is, why don't we do it more often? I mean, putting dinner on the table every night can be stressful and time consuming, and one way to ease this challenge is to serve up breakfast for dinner once a week! 

Z was so excited to hear about National Hot Breakfast Month that we've had pancakes 3 times just this past week! Z just turned 6 last month and she is able to make Krusteaz pancakes all by herself from start to finish. That's right, Krusteaz makes mealtime so easy that even a 6 year old can make the meal by herself. Krusteaz breakfast mixes only require a few ingredients (the pancake mix only requires water!). Don't underestimate this easy mix because these pancakes come out fluffy and delicious every single time. 

My family loves all of the Krusteaz mixes but my favorite is the Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein mix. They taste just like regular buttermilk pancakes but I don't have to feel bad about guzzling down a handful of them because they have 13 gram of protein per serving in them! It's also great to know that my picky kids are getting some extra protein in their diets while eating a "special" dinner.

C liked the pancakes so much that she made taking pictures impossible! lol
My kids are going to be so sad when National Hot Breakfast Month is over but we've been enjoying celebrating it so much that we'll be continuing to have breakfast for dinner once a week to keep things easy, fun, and special! Are you going to celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month? Does your family like eating breakfast for dinner?

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions.  I received Krusteaz pancake mixes and a certificate to facilitate this post. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

FREE Home Depot February Kids Workshop- Bean Bag Toss Game!

Beat cabin fever by bringing your kids to the Home Depot Free Kids Workshop on the first Saturday of each month (and other select days) between 9 a.m. and noon!  These how-to clinics aim to teach kids ages 5 – 12 how to create useful and educational projects, while emphasizing tool safety.  All supplies are provided and kids will receive an orange apron to take home, along with the completed project and an achievement pin.

February 3rd 2018-- Valentine Bean Bag Toss Game: Score points with your loved ones and build a Valentine bean bag toss in this hands-on workshop. You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.

Register online to guarantee supplies for your child! You can find your nearest Home Depot here and get your kids out of the house on these cold winter days!

Monday, January 8, 2018

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! :)


  • 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


  • 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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Find Letters From The REAL Santa at

"I'll give him four days to reply," uttered my five year old as she placed her letter to Santa into the mailbox. I instantly began to panic. It's the holiday season-- I have 100 things going on. It hadn't occurred to me that she would expect a reply. I began brainstorming ideas but unless I went through all the work of trying to design my own letter from Santa and mail it to her, I was out of luck. to the rescue! offers three different packages, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I received the Silver Package ($24.95) and it includes:

Personalized Letter from Santa
BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
Personalized Nice List Certificate
Autographed Santa Claus Photo
Autographed Rudolph Photo
Genuine North Pole Stamp
...and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

Z was absolutely in awe when her package arrived in the mail. It came in a shiny envelope, with a Santa stamp, and a return address in North Pole. She kept squealing "this is for me! From Santa, just for me!" She ripped it open and went through the papers one by one. We read the letter from Santa together and she was thoroughly impressed that Santa knew so much about her. Her favorite part of it all was the autographed picture of baby Rudolph and she loves it so much that it is hanging on a wall in her bedroom so she can look at baby Rudolph whenever she wants.

Along with the package in the mail, we also received the free bonuses! The personalized phone calls and video were really simple to set up and even I was in awe of beautifully created they are! They did not have Z's unique name as an option on the personalization but they had "kiddo" as a default option. The video was so incredible that we didn't even realize that he never actually said her name. The bonuses were my favorite part of the whole package. You can check out their award-winning videos on the Package From Santa YouTube Page:

I am really impressed with I was able to place an order from them within minutes and their packages ship within 48 hours. The bonuses are available same day. Be sure to hurry and check it out for your children! The experience and memories of an authentic Santa Letter can last a lifetime, for both the children and the parents. 

Order this holiday must-have for your child at and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMS17 at checkout!

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!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark Recipe

Happy First Day of December! The beginning of December means the holiday season is in full swing and my kitchen is constantly filled with yummy goodies. Chocolate Bark is one of my favorite treats to make because it is super easy and you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand and it always turns out great! I had a bag of G.H. Cretors Just the Caramel Corn and the flavor is so good that I was dying to make a fun recipe with it!

3 cups G.H. Cretors Just the Caramel Corn
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt both types of chocolate chips in microwave in separate bowls.  Heat for 25-30 seconds at a time, stir and repeat until chocolate is smooth and shiny. On a large piece of parchment paper, pour most of semisweet chocolate into a thick, even layer. Sprinkle popcorn on top (the more, the better in my opinion).  Drizzle remaining semisweet chocolate and white chocolate over popcorn.  Allow to cool completely and then break the bark into pieces.  Store in an airtight container.

Just look at that swirly caramel and chocolate goodness!

This yummy take on Chocolate Bark is so ridiculously easy to make that my 5 year old did the majority of the work! The end result is bizarrely impressive for how little effort or skill it needs. I wanted to make this recipe as simple as possible (it only has 3 ingredients!) but this is definitely one of those recipes that you could easily add other toppings on like candy pieces, peanuts, and pretzels to make it your own. Once made, simply put a handful in a cute bag, add a ribbon with a festive tag, and this makes the perfect hostess gift, neighbor gift, teacher gift, or party favor!

G.H. Cretors Popped Corn sent me three bags of their delicious popcorn: The Mix, Just the Caramel Corn, and Organic Chile JalapeƱo White Cheddar and all three bags were gone within two days! My family is super picky when it comes to food so I was incredibly impressed that they like all of the flavors! Whether you need to whip up a last minute appetizer for your office holiday party or create a unique hostess gift for the in-laws, popcorn really is the perfect solution.

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You can purchase GH Cretors Popped Corn in stores and can also be purchased on the company website:

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions.  I received popcorn and a certificate and supplies to facilitate this post. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Call Santa For FREE!

This is always a favorite this time of the year! Call Santa for FREE!