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Enter to win a Jamberry V-Day Nail Wrap Prize Pack from Making Time! Then hop on over to other blogs and enter to win even more prizes from the P.S. I Love You Giveaway Hop! #PSILoveYou #TheHoppingBloggers #giveaway #entertowin

Start right here with Making Time’s very own Jamberry V-Day Nail Wraps Giveaway ($22 value)! The prize pack includes:

  • 1/2 sheet of Jamberry Paper Hearts
  • 1/2 sheet of Jamberry Smack! (Disney collaboration)
  • 1 orange stick
  • 2 alcohol wipes
  • 1 pair of nail scissors
  • 1 Jamberry nail file
  • 1 Jamberry buffer block

Just use this entry form to enter and when you’re done, hop to the other blogger giveaways below for your chance at even more awesome prizes!

*This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+ and ends on February 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm est. Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Making Time is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake

~Originally posted 2/6/16.~

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure many people are looking for something sweet to give their special someone.  We hear all the time that homemade gifts are better than store bought gifts, but let’s face it – that’s not necessarily always true.

BUT, it is SO true when it comes to this No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake.  I mean, need I say more?  Reese’s Cups. Peanut butter. Cheesecake. HELLO?!  My mouth is watering just looking at a piece.

And I don’t know about you, but I love gifts that are edible.  Don’t get me wrong, flowers and jewelry are nice and all, but give me something yummy to eat and you have my attention.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or even just something to send things over the top, this recipe is for you.  It’s all homemade with nothing but love, straight from the heart.

4.8 from 5 reviews
No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 14
 
This delicious cheesecake is super easy to make at home and because it's no bake, you really can't mess up.
Ingredients
  • 25 Oreos
  • 5 Tsbp melted butter
  • 3, 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese (24 oz. total)
  • 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip (1 tub)
  • 25-30 Reese's Miniatures
  • Optional: Chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. Refrigerate the Reese's Miniatures so they keep their shape.
  2. Using a food processor (I used my Nutribullet, haha), crush the Oreos and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add in the melted butter and mix well.
  4. Press the Oreo crust mixture into the bottom of a spring-form pan (a pie dish works as well).
  5. Refrigerate crust for at least 30 minutes to set.
  6. Mix together the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla, until well blended.
  7. Fold in the Cool Whip until well mixed.
  8. Cut the Reese's Miniatures into quarters and fold half of them into the mixture.
  9. Pour the mixture over the Oreo crust and spread it evenly.
  10. Place the remaining cut up Reese's Miniatures across the top (or around the outer ring if you want to be fancy).
  11. Refrigerate for 5 hours.
  12. Remove spring-form pan's outer shell and enjoy!
  13. Optional: Add chocolate syrup over the top.
Notes
If you want to put a little bit of a spin on it, use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy.

 

A Perfect Valentine’s Day Look #itfitsitflatters

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves
~Thank you to Lipton Publicity for providing samples for review.~

I’m no fashion expert, but when it comes to piecing together an outfit that makes me feel beautiful, I have a few essentials to consider. With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, I knew I needed to start planning my look sooner than later. And I love shopping, so if I decided I needed something new I could get a little retail therapy in the process.

1. Pretty Dress

If I had to choose only one thing that makes me feel beautiful, it would definitely be a pretty dress. I’m a tank and jeans kind of girl so it’s not often you see me in a dress. But I’m trying to change that and have been wearing dresses much more lately.

Right now floral prints are really popular and that’s the route I took. I chose a simple and lightweight sleeveless dress in a ravishing red and floral print. It couldn’t be more perfect for Valentine’s Day!

2.  Legwear

If we had warmer weather, I definitely could make this dress work without any legwear. But because the average high has been in the 40’s, I need something to help keep my legs warm. Last month I introduced you to Berkshire and how they’ve completely changed my outlook on tights. So for my Valentine’s Day look, I knew right where to go for my legwear.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves

Instead of full footed tights, this time I went with the Easy On! Ankle Length Tights which feature:

  • Cooling fibers with knit in ventilation.
  • Extra stretch for room at the top.
  • Comfy control top.
  • Total coverage.
  • Easy to wear super soft fibers.
  • Comfy cuff at the ankle.

The thicker material did wonders for leg warmth and the color looks consistent throughout my whole leg. The fit is also great. One of the things that turned me off of tights years ago was how horribly the fit around my waist cut into me, but that’s not the case with Berkshire. I can wear Berkshire tights comfortably, with no tight waistband showing my pudge through my dress.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves

Plus, the footless style will allow me to use these year round. I can’t wait until warmer weather arrives and I can wear these tights with a pair of sandals.

3. Shoes

Which leads me to my next outfit decision – what shoes to wear. The chilly weather immediately eliminated anything open toed, so I turned to my favorite pair of black booties. Ladies, you can’t go wrong with booties!

4. Accessories

When it comes to accessories, the first thing I determine is if I’ll need a belt. This particular dress is flowy and I wanted a bit more curvature to the fit, so I added a thin royal blue belt. Such an easy and oftentime forgotten accessory.

To finish my Valentine’s Day look, I raided my jewelry box. My go-to jewelry piece is a long necklace. I have them in just about every color you can imagine and am constantly growing my collection. For this particular look, I decided to go with a blue beaded necklace to compliment the royal blue belt, and completed the look with a pair of tear drop dangle silver earrings.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I want to look and feel amazing. Heck, I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time! I've already pieced together a perfect Valentine's Day look for this year and couldn't feel more beautiful! Head over to the blog to check out essential pieces to my perfect look. #iffitsitflatters #alookforeveryleg #berkshirelegs #ValentinesDay #fashion #flauntyourcurves

What’s your favorite piece of this Valentine’s Day look?

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*Thank you to Lipton Publicity for providing Berkshire hosiery samples for my review and inspiring me to stay fashionable this Valentine’s Day.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for LeapFrog Fun with 50% Off

50% Off LeapFrog Fun

We are definitely a LeapFrog family and our kids have everything from the Number Lovin’ Oven, to Scout’s Build & Discover Tool Set, to a LeapTV, and even the LeapPad Platinum and Epic tablets.

Yea, so you get my point.  We LOVE LeapFrog!

So in return for all the love we give, LeapFrog is showing their appreciation this Valentine’s weekend (next 3 days) and offering up to 50% off!

When you visit their online store, you’ll see that apps and games are already 20-40% off.  Add what you want to your cart and head to checkout.

Once there, enter promo code XOXO to get even more savings!  The already marked savings in addition to the promo code will give you up to 50% off the original price.

Make time this weekend for LeapFrog fun with this 50% off and spread the love with your friends and family.