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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Raspberry Ribbon Slices - 12 Days Of Cookies

Your favorite fruit preserves and a time-saving shaping technique are the stars in a melt-in-your-mouth holiday cookie.

1pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons seedless raspberry, apricot or your favorite jam
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons milk 
  • 1 Make cookie dough as directed on package, adding flour; blend. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into 12-inch log. Place logs 3 inches apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake at 375°F for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Using handle of wooden spoon or finger, make depression about 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep lengthwise down center of each roll. Fill indentations on each roll with generous tablespoon jam. Cool; place on cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 3 Mix powdered sugar and just enough milk for drizzling consistency; blend. Drizzle icing over cooled logs. Cut each roll diagonally into 12 pieces.

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Free Snowman Bag Toppers

Create fun party favors, classmate treats or thank you gifts with the adorable FREE Snowman bag topper printables from alpha momClick here to get your free printables.

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Perserve your Memories With The SanDisk Memory Vault

 Technology is supposed to simplify our lives not clutter them.  For years now our family  has stored our family memories on our desk top computers, lap tops, hard drives, cell phones and many other electronic devices in our home only to create a clutter disaster of memories stored on multiple devices -  until my discovery of the SanDisk Memory Vault.

The SanDisk Memory Vault, the first product from SanDisk engineered to preserve your most important photos, videos, documents, and scanned files for generations to come.
SanDisk Memory Vault features Chronolock™ technology:
  • Engineered to preserve the quality of photos and videos long term
  • Tested to support data retention for up to 100 years*
  • Physically designed for long-term reliability and durability

The SanDisk Memory Vault is designed for long-term preservation. Simply connect the device to a computer's USB port for an easy drag-and-drop function and you will have a reliable place to keep all of your most precious photos and videos. Instead of relying on hard drives or CDs, keep your family memories preserved for years to come with the SanDisk Memory Vault.

Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and Mac OS® X v10.4.11 or above
  • USB 2.0 high-speed connector
SandDisk Package Contents include:
  • SanDisk Memory Vault
  • USB 2.0 transfer cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Writable labels
  • Storage pouch

The SanDisk Memory Vault is available in two sizes 8GB or 16GB  and can be purchased online at SanDisk.

Can you guess what one of my  my 2012 goals will be?  Preserving all our years of family memories into one place rather then the multiple unsafe devices they are stored on now.  No longer will I fear lost memories when a computer crashes or a cell phone is lost .

DEAL: The first 4 moms to email me and request a coupon code for the SanDisk Memory Vault will get a 20% off coupon code for a 8GB memory value .  Email Trisha@247moms.com.

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of SanDisk and received a product sample to facilitate my review, and coupons to giveaway.”


Friday, December 9, 2011

9 No Clutter Kid Gifts For Christmas

Do your kids have more then enough toys, games and gadgets?

We have 9 clutter free gift ideas for your kids, many of which also create family bonding time.

1. Memberships to the local aquarium, zoo, children’s’ museum, science center or YMCA.

2. Tickets to the movies, a concert, an amusement park, a sports event, a play.

3. Magazine subscriptions! Sports Illustrated For Kids, Ranger Rick, National Geographic Kids, Humpty Dumpty, Highlights, High Five, Zoo Books, Your Big Backyard – just to name a few. Check out Amazon.com or BestDealMagazines.com for terrific prices.

4. Photo “Brag Book”. A simple scrapbook of loved ones near and far for them to cherish and flip through without worries about smudges and fingerprints. There are “Toddler Photo Books” available with chew-proof pages, ready for you to insert your photos. Sassy, Baby Einstein and Gund all make books such as these.

5. A disposable camera, a gift card for processing fees, a simple photo album to display their photos in. Kids love to take pictures of everything!

6. Stationery, stamps, address labels, stickers and art materials to mail letters, notes and artwork to loved ones. Even the youngest child likes to do this, and everyone loves to get mail!

7. Gift cards for movie/game rentals rather than a new game or video.

8. Gift cards for their favorite restaurant, arcade, or family-fun place.

9. “Coupons” for their favorite activities; A Saturday Morning Bike Ride, Etc. Time spent with you is their favorite thing.


WIN - Nickelodeon Dance Video Game (Kinect or Wii) ~ 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Kids can move, groove and learn to improve as they dance along with their Nickelodeon friends - Dora, Diego, The Backyardigans’, and The Fresh Beat Band. This new dance game is designed to help kids stay physically active as they twist, shake, and shout to original Nickelodeon songs and popular favorites too! Kids can really get their heart pumping with the super cool fitness feature for more heart healthy fun with the Nickelodeon gang!
*Available Now- Rated E for Everyone

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and 2K Play are giving away a Nickelodeon Dance video game. Winner gets to pick platform (Kinect or Wii).

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    Free Hershey Kisses Labels

    Creative and sweet are what describe these adorable jars of Hershey candy kisses.  Shindig parties to go created these FREE Hershey kisses labels and bag toppers.  Click here to get your free labels and how to instructions.

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    Elf On The Shelf Ideas

    Did your Elf arrive into your home and now you are racking your brain each night for fun and creative ways and places for your elf to hide out from your children?

    I went searching for some new ideas and here is what I came up with:

     - A website called  Elf on the shelf Ideas  that had several fun ideas with pictures showing you creative ways for your elf to surprise your children come morning.   Click here to go there now.

    - 100 Ideas for your Elf on the Shelf from Blossom Bunk House.  My favorites were :

    Laundry fight – clothes everywhere
    Unroll toilet paper roll on the floor, around Christmas tree, etc.
    Nerf gun fight – darts everywhere
    Turn toilet water blue

    Lots of fun and creative ideas  click here to see the entire list