Mint Cake Pops

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These Mint Cake Pops are the perfect treat for St.Patrick's Day! Children love them and parents do too! We also think they are great in the classroom if you have been assigned to bring a treat in! INGREDIENTS: 2 C Sugar 1 3/4 C All-Purpose Flour 3/4 C Cocoa 1 1/2 t Baking Soda 1 1/2 t Baking Powder 2 Eggs 1 t Salt 1 C Milk 1/2 C Vegetable Oil 2 t Mint Extract 1 C Boiling Water 1 Bag of Cake Pop Sticks (Available at Michaels or Walmart) DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease deep cookie sheet. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add your eggs, milk, oil and mint. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water then pour onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cake cool on baking sheet. Once cake is cooled, cut into big squares and crumble cake into a big mixing bowl. Set aside. FROSTING INGREDIENTS: 1/2 C Butter 2/3 Cocoa 3 C Powdered Sugar 1/3 C Milk 1 t Vanilla … [Read more...]

Brownie Mint Trifle Recipe

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We have been having so much fun sharing our 12 days of recipes with you over the last couple of months! This month we will be sharing another 12 days, however we are sharing recipes AND crafts to celebrate St.Patrick's Day!  Today's recipe is for a Brownie Mint Trifle. This recipe is chocolaty, creamy, and minty! Visit SavingYouDinero.com for this yummy recipe. Make sure you check back tomorrow for a new craft of recipe for your family to enjoy! … [Read more...]

St.Patrick’s Day Gold Craft

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I think I have mentioned in the past how much I love the holidays and creating fun things in the kitchen and art room with my boys! Any excuse to take a break from our regular studies and do something fun, and we are all in! This time we are experimenting with GOLD! Not real gold, but we can pretend, right? Now, my boys are walking around the house playing "Find the Hidden Treasure". It's a game they made up themselves where one person hides the gold and gives subtle clues to the others and they have to go off on an adventure to find the gold. So Fun! SUPPLIES NEEDED:  River Rocks or Stones (can find at Dollar Tree)  Fine or Extra Fine Gold Glitter (can find at Hobby Lobby)  Mod Podge (matte finish)  Craft Foam Brush  Newspaper to cover work area (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1. You will want to cover your work surface with newspaper. This step is important so you have an easy cleanup. 2. Using your foam brush paint a thin layer of mod Podge onto a rock or … [Read more...]

$300 March Madness Giveaway

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  Have you heard the expression, Mad as a March hare? Well, that may explain March Madness. March is a magical month with quite a few events! March is known for basketball tournaments, St.Patrick's Day, the 1st day of Spring, School Spring Breaks...all sorts of fun in March! That's not all though, March also starts daylight savings time, which can make us all a little crazy, right? For me, March madness envelopes having gone through the dead of winter and gives me cabin fever wanting to get outside and do "normal" things without all of the white stuff! Our first day of March was full of white stuff here in OH! It definitely came in like a Lion, but we are still holding out hope that it will go out like a Lamb! What does March Madness mean to you? $300 Amazon or PayPal March Madness Giveaway A group of fabulous bloggers have come together to bring one lucky reader a $300 Amazon or PayPal March Madness Giveaway! The bloggers that have donated towards the cost of this … [Read more...]

ReturnSaver.com ~$150 American Express GC Giveaway!

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This information is brought to you by ReturnSaver.com. All opinions are my own. I love to shop online, but one thing I don't love is when a product arrives and it's not quite what I has been expecting, or it doesn't fit as well as I had thought it would. It can sometimes be hard to tell exactly where the seams are or what the shade of color is through the computer screen. Shopping online is so easy and it can save you so much time and money. You don't have to drive around to several stores wasting your gas, you can find extra coupons to save some money, and with a larger selection of sizes and colors, you’re sure to find your perfect pick! But what happens when your perfect find arrives and it doesn't fit right or it doesn’t look like it did online? Warning: Most of the time, the retailer makes you pay the return shipping. So you have three options: pay the shipping charges to send the order back; return it to the store (if that’s even an option); or keep it and lose money. Let’s … [Read more...]

St.Patty’s Day Round Robin $1,000 in Prizes!

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How can it be that we are already all the way through the first 2 months of the year!? Crazy how quickly time flies! We wanted to get this year started off right, so we are offering another fun Round Robin Giveaway! You can enter once (here--for a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Card of your choice) or you can hope to all of the other sites and enter on EACH site! Since we are each choosing a winner, you will have 40 chances to WIN! Woohoo! Our Prize: We are giving away a $25 Gift Card-Winner's Choice! We’ve made entering SUPER simple! How to Enter: Leave me a comment below. Tell me – What Gift Card would you like and why you think you'll choose that one? You can also comment on any of our other posts for an additional entry (one entry per post you comment on). Come back and leave me a comment with the title of the post you commented on. You can do this for each post you commented on. (This is an optional entry method and not required, however it will get you more … [Read more...]

Top Deals at Educents!

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This post may contain affiliate links. ENDS SOON!  Learn to Mod Minecraft Did you know kids can learn how to code by modifying Minecraft? This program is great for ages 6 and up! Expires 3/1. BEST-SELLER!  Life of Fred Beginning Readers Set The newest series of Life of Fred books are already a best-seller! Price comes down to less than $5 per book! Expires 3/6. FREE Frozen-Themed Worksheets There is something for everyone in this downloadable Frozen-themed ABC Fun Pack from Frugal Homeschool Family! Expires 3/5. Architecture Courses Introduce your child to a brand new subject, and watch the fun begin. An option of two flexible, fun, 9-12 week courses that will open young minds to the many possibilities of Architecture and Design.  Expires 3/3. … [Read more...]

$220 Giveaway From Van’s Foods+ Easy Mealtime Hacks

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Easy Mealtime Hacks As a busy Mom of 5 boys, I can definitely appreciate a little "easy" in my life. I love these Easy Mealtime Hacks that Van's Foods has prepared for us. That's not all I love! I also love the giveaway! Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post when you are finished reading the hacks so you can enter to WIN awesome prizes from Van's Foods! Hello from Van’s Foods! We know how busy life can be for Van’s foods fans. Between work, working out, parenting, driving, walking, riding, creating, days get full – fast. Some meals are easy, and you’ve got plenty of time to plan, shop and put together something delicious. Other times, there’s yoga or soccer or Scouts or a late meeting, and you need something fast and easy that you can still feel good about eating. Which brings us to our gift to you this month – easy, nutritious mealtime hacks from your friends at Van’s. They’re all delicious, nutritious and a cinch to pull together. First up? Breakfast. To … [Read more...]