December 9, 2019

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Homemade Hot Cocoa in a Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe #DIY #ThinkChristmas

This year for teacher gifts, I wanted to make something cute and useful at the sometime.    I opted to make homemade hot coco and instead of using normal mason jars, I opted to go with red mason jars and convert the lids into faux snow globes!



Items needed to make jar:
  • Small Mason Jars (I got a 3 pack of red ones from the Target Dollar Spot for $3
  • Ribbon (Dollar Spot at Target for $1)
  • Jute Ribbon (Dollar Spot at Target for $1)
  • Small bag of fake snow ($1.99)
  • Clear DIY Plastic Ornaments
  • Christmas Small Sisal Wreaths
  • Mini Sisal Trees
  • Tacky Glue
  • Lighter
  • Hot Glue
I could not find the plastic ornaments I linked to above in store, so I had to go with the photo plastic ornaments instead.  They worked fine, just had that extra plastic nub at top.  To remove it, I used a lighter to warm the plastic ornament top.  Not too close or it will blacken.   Once plastic was warm, I used my fingers to work fast and push the hot plastic down to make it completely circular.

I then used hot clue to glue the wreath to the top of some ornaments.  I cut the wood base off the trees and used hot glue to get the  trees to the top of the mason jar lid.   Then I put Tacky Glue all over the lid and sprinkled on some fake snow onto it.

 
Hot glue/Tacky glue the ribbon around the mason jar lid.  To secure the ornament on top, put a bead of hot glue on the top of the mason jar and lightly push the ornament in it.  Next place another hot glue bead around where the jar meets the ornament.   Push the jute ribbon or bakers twine into thge hot glue.  This covers the seam and secures the snow globe more.

Fill the jar with the homemade hot cocoa (see below for recipe).   Add a gift tag and write the following: 3 tbsp to 8oz of hot water


Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Mix above together and  scoop into jars.  I doubled my recipe to fill 8 small jars.  Make sure to shake the jars and tap out air bubbles to get the most hot cocoa mix in the jars!

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Verizon Up: Free $5 Amazon gift card today only

Today is the last day of this program!   Verizon Up on the MyVerizon App will have 7 days of Holiday Rewards from 12/3 - 12/9. Credits are not required to redeem rewards.

  • 12/9/19 Free $5 Amazon gift card

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December 8, 2019

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Amber Striped Sweater-- ONLY $15 + FREE Shipping

The Amber sweater with its wide, multicolored stripes has a boxy retro feel, and two colorways means you can wear one while the other is in the wash (genius). A drop shoulder and crew neck lends a casual feel for the ultimate easy outfit: simply pair with black jeans, boots, and a hat for instant glam and comfort! Best Part? It's ONLY $15 and FREE shipping!

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Vera Bradley Wheeled Luggage as low as $42 shipped (normally $178 and up)

Head on over to Vera Bradley outlet and score an additional 40% off sale prices – no promo code needed as the discount is automatically applied during checkout. This sale ends 12/09/19

Here are some deals I spotted:

Vera Bradley Factory Style Lighten Up Wheeled Carry On in Midnight Wildflowers  on sale for $70 (regularly $199)
40% off automatically applied during checkout
Final price in cart - $42!


Vera Bradley Small Foldable Roller Luggage in Banana Leaves Fuchsia on sale for $71.50 (regularly $178)
40% off automatically applied during checkout
Final price in cart - $42.90
Very Bradley Factory Style Lighten Up Wheeled Carry On in Twilight Paisley on sale for  $80 (regularly $199)
40% off automatically applied during checkout
Final price in cart $48


Lighten Up Large Foldable Roller in Paisley Swirls on sale for $119 (regularly $198)
40% off automatically applied during checkout
Final price in cart $71.40

December 7, 2019

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Thin Mint Balls #Recipe


Thin Mint Balls
  • 1 box Girl Scout Thin Mints or Keebler's Grasshopper Cookies (I used Keebler's Grasshopper Cookies) 
  • 4 oz cream cheese, slightly softened
  • Handful of Ande’s Baking Chips
  • 8 oz chocolate bark
Instructions
  1. In a food processor blend the cookies until they are just crumbs  
  2. Mix in the cream cheese and crumbs together in a bowl until well mixed. 
  3. Roll the mixture into 1 inch size balls, and place them in freezer (easier to dip in the chocolate and do not fall apart

Melt the chocolate bark in a double broiler, microwave safe bowl or a small crock pot.   I use a crock pot as the chocolate stays warm.
Dip the balls in the chocolate, shake off excess and place balls on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Before chocolate hardens, sprinkle Ande’s Baking Chips on top of them. Place the baking sheet back in the freezer so that the chocolate can set (I usually place mine in garage or on back porch since it is cold)

December 6, 2019

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Pre-Order Baby Yoda Funko Pop only $8.78 #BabyYoda #FunkoPop

Funko Pop! Star Wars: The Mandalorian - The Child - $8.78 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. 

This item will be released on May 15, 2020. Pre-order now. It sold out once on Amazon, it may sell out again, so don't miss out!
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Hot Chocolate Cones

Looking for a last minute Holiday project, teacher gift, etc. Well I have posted this before, but thought I would share again! These are always a hit and so much cheaper then buying them in the store!


I made these one year for Daycare teacher gifts and they were a big hit.  Thought I would share with you guys! One cone=4 servings!

Ingredients/Supplies
3/4 cup cocoa mix
1 cone-shaped cellophane bags (I used cake decorating bags)
1 clear rubber bands (I used ponytail holders)
Scissors
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
Remnant Ribbon for bow

Instructions
  1. Pour the cocoa mix into one of the bags. Close the bag with a clear rubber band, then trim the end of the bag 1 inch above the band. 
  2. Layer the chocolate chips and the marshmallows. 
  3. Secure the bag with the other rubber band and tie on ribbon!

December 5, 2019

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Amber Striped Sweater-- ONLY $15 + FREE Shipping

The Amber sweater with its wide, multicolored stripes has a boxy retro feel, and two colorways means you can wear one while the other is in the wash (genius). A drop shoulder and crew neck lends a casual feel for the ultimate easy outfit: simply pair with black jeans, boots, and a hat for instant glam and comfort! Best Part? It's ONLY $15 and FREE shipping!

Amber Sweater- 12/5/19- ONLY $15 + FREE Shipping w/code: BIGSTRIPES
The code is BIGSTRIPES and it makes the price ONLY $15! + FREE SHIPPING! The code is active NOW (12/5) and expires 12/10/19 at midnight.


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Pre-Order The Child – Star Wars: The Mandalorian merchandise (Baby Yoda Plush, Funko Pops)

The Child – Star Wars: The Mandalorian merchandise is now available at shopDisney.com including pre-orders for the The Child Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head Figure by Funko and The Child Plush by Mattel.

Baby Yoda Plush at shopDisney.com, Pre-order today for 24.99


Funko Baby Yoda "The Child" now at shopDisney.com! Pre-order yours today! $12.99

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Have yourself a Meowy Little Christmas #kittycardboard


Do you have a cat person that you are buying a gift for...or does your cat drive you crazy during the holidays jumping in boxes and attacking presents? Don't forget about your feline friend this Christmas, they live presents too!   Kitty Cardboard offers a festive designed box for the holidays to keep your kitty occupied this season. 


This festive box will have your cat meowing Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls all season long! Kitty Cardboard recently released  a new holiday design ready to be displayed wherever your cat wants-under the tree amongst the presents. This holiday themed box will fit in with your decor for sure!  These boxes are easy to put together and come together fast so your cat doesn't have long to wait to play.



These popular boxes come in several other designs (Jungle Box, Meowter-Space, Purradise and Spooky Box)! All four sides feature at least one hole and the top has a spot for your feline friend to peak out as well!  Whether it’s for your cat or a present for a friend you can’t go wrong with Kitty Cardboard boxes. Make your kitty happy this Christmas and get him his own cool designed box!
Price: $24.99  Made in the USA. #kittycardboard

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Fred SLOW BREW Sloth Tea Infuser - $7.20 (was $9.95) #StockingSutffer

Here is a fun secret Santa gift, stocking stuffer idea, etc. 

Fred SLOW BREW Sloth Tea Infuser - $7.20 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon (was $9.95)
  • FUN & FUNCTIONAL: Save waste and take a break from your frantic pace and let SLOW BREW make you the ideal cup of tea; This charming design is sure to make you smile. SLOW BREW is packed in a colorful box perfect for gifting
  • EASY TO USE: Simply fill with your favorite loose leaf tea and hang on your cup to enjoy perfectly brewed tea; SLOW BREW perches on the rim of your tea cup so you don't have to worry about fishing it out
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  • HASSLE-FREE CLEANING : After use, discard the loose tea leaves and rinse with hot water. Fred silicone tea infusers are also dishwasher and microwave safe
  • ECO-FRIENDLY & REUSEABLE: The dunk-brew-toss routine of normal tea bags contribute tons of waste to landfills and are not sustainable for our planet. Fred reusable silicone tea infusers for loose leaf tea are the ideal, eco-friendly alternative! You can drink the same amount of tea without the waste
  • Remember, only authentic SLOW BREW have the Fred logo on the back of the claw
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Sport holiday sock exchange - Great for #soccer, #basketball, #softball teams! #ThinkChristmas

Every year you do one sort of gift exchange or another.   This year, my daughter's soccer team decided to have a soccer sock gift exchange!  All the girls are to bring pair of soccer socks in fun designs stuffed to the brim of items their teammates may like!

Fill both socks and tie a festive ribbon around it!   Each girl will get a number and pick their favorite sock!   You can also do the stealing game if you want.  


Items to stuff in the socks:
  • hair ties
  • sport headbands
  • lip gloss
  • nail polish
  • lotion
  • antibacterial hand sanitzer 
  • fun pens
  • note pads
  • gift cards
  • card games
  • candy
  • or what ever fun item you can think of!

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Nessie Tale Bookmark - cute stocking stuffer idea! #StockingStuffer

Calling all book lovers! How cute is this bookmark?  It would make the perfect stocking stuffer for a book lover or Nessie fanatic

Nessie Tale Bookmark - $9.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon

  • A legendary read is guaranteed!
  • 3 colors are available. Size: 3.8 x 3 x 0.8 inches
  • Nessie Tale Gracefully swims through pages
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Verizon Up - Today score a #Free $5 AMC gift card

Verizon Up on the MyVerizon App will have 7 days of Holiday Rewards from 12/3 - 12/9. Credits are not required to redeem rewards.


  • 12/5/19 Free $5 AMC gift card 
  • 12/6/19 plant a tree
  • 12/7/19 Free $25 Restaurants.com gift card 
  • 12/8/19 $30 off JBL Tune 120 wireless earbuds
  • 12/9/19 Free $5 Amazon gift card $5

Bonus Reward quantities limited. One offer per day. Offers change daily. Each reward will have its own terms that apply; check the offer for specific details.

December 4, 2019

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#ChristmasMovieDeal - Die Hard 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + Digital HD Only $5.99 (Regularly $15)

Looking to get the perfect action packed Christmas movie? Score Die Hard: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + Digital HD for only $5.99 (regularly $14.99).