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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway

As a mom who cooks at home a lot, the menu tends to get a little boring after a while. I get in such a routine and so used to cooking the same things over and over, that some of my family’s favorite dishes eventually become not so favorites. Time is a big factor when deciding what to cook because hey, I’m busy and sometimes I want something simple to make. With the help of my new cookbook, I have over 100 recipes to try and each one is prepared or ready in 30 minutes or less.

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

What is this magical new cookbook? It’s Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes. I’ve had the chance to try a few of the recipes, some more sophisticated than others, but the one thing they all have in common is they are quick and delicious!

The first recipe I tried was “Horseradish-Dill Salmon” and it took just 10 minutes. My family is already a big fan of salmon, but I have always baked it. This recipe had me pan sear the salmon and Oh. My. Tastebuds! I may never bake salmon again.

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway | #SouthernLiving #cookbook #quickandeasy #giveaway

First of all, I never knew pan searing salmon fillets was so easy. And on top of that, I’ve always just used a simple seasoning. This recipe had me create a creamy horseradish-dill sauce (while the salmon cooked) and it could not have complimented the fish any better.

I served it with a side of white rice and roasted Brussels sprouts, and even drizzled some of the horseradish-dill sauce over the Brussels sprouts. Let’s just say this recipe has been bookmarked and I will definitely be making it again.

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While the salmon dish may seem a little bit more for a sophisticated palette, QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes also helps you to take simple, everyday recipes and kick them up a notch.

For example, there’s a recipe called “The Ultimate Grilled Cheese.” Grilled cheese sandwiches are simple to make, right? All you need is some bread, cheese and butter. But have you ever tried mayonnaise on the outside of your bread, instead of butter? That’s exactly what this recipe does.

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway | #SouthernLiving #cookbook #quickandeasy #giveaway

I often find that we run out of butter when I really need it for a recipe and that was the case when I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich a few days ago. I turned to this recipe and used mayonnaise instead, and boy was it good. It very well may have been the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had.

Because all of the recipes in QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes are quick meal options, I plan to work my way through all of them, marking which ones my family really enjoys. This way I can get out of my usual dinner rut and make tasty new dishes without compromising valuable family time. The best meals don’t have to be ones you work hours putting together.

Ready to start making your own quick-fix meals? I have a chance for you to win your own copy of Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes. Simply enter to win using the giveaway form below.

What is one of your go-to quick-fix dinners right now?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win a copy of Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on October 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. 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.

The Little Wolf’s Book of Badness + Giveaway

As parents, we teach our kids to behave and teach them that being well mannered is the way to be. But that’s not the case for Little Wolf. His family wants him to be misbehave and be bad mannered, just as wolves are supposed to. In The Little Wolf’s Book of Badness we get to see it all take place and you have the chance to win a copy of the new DVD release from NCircle Entertainment, along with the complimenting book!

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

I do everything in my power to teach my kids good manners and what behaviors are acceptable, but when we sat down to watch The Little Wolf’s Book of Badness from NCircle Entertainment, we learned that this is the exact opposite of what Little Wolf’s family expects of him. His family is disappointed at Little Wolf brushing his teeth, going to bed early, and saying excuse me. I’d be amazed if I could get my kids to do this without being nagged and reminded over and over.

To set him straight his parents decide it’s time to ship Little Wolf off to Uncle Big Bad’s school, Cunning College, to be taught “better.” Upon arriving at Cunning College, Little Wolf learns the nine rules of badness, but does he abide by those or continue to be himself? To find out, enter below to win you’re very own copy of The Little Wolf’s Book of Badness, along with the complimenting book.

 

What behaviors and manners do you wish your kids would encompass?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win a copy of The Little Wolf’s Book of Badness + the complimenting book! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on October 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*I received samples from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship. 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.

Danone Nations Cup World Final Tickets Giveaway (25 Winners)

The closer it gets to the Danone Nations Cup World Final on September 24th, the more excited my family gets. And now you can join in on the excitement too! Why? Because 25 lucky Making Time readers are going to win 2 tickets!

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~I received complimentary tickets to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

The Danone Nations Cup World Final is coming to Red Bull Arena (New Jersey) on Sunday, September 24th. This is the first time in 18 years the event has been held in the U.S. Exciting, right?! It’s the largest soccer tournament for kids ages 10-12, and includes participants from 32 different countries. You can learn more about the Danone Nations Cup World Final here.

Want to join me at the event? I’m so happy that with the help of Danone Nations Cup, I can give 25 of you the opportunity to do so! Just enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18+ and ends on September 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winners will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. Tickets will be delivered via email to each confirmed winner.

 

 

Can’t wait to see if you win and want to get your tickets now? Head over to Danone Nations Cup and order today! Tickets start at $6 for children under 12, $12 for adults, or you can get a family ticket package for 4, for $30.

I can’t wait to see you there!

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*I received complimentary tickets to help facilitate this post. My opinions are still 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.

5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls Without Paint + Giveaway

If there’s one thing I hate about renting, it’s the boring and plain white/eggshell colored walls. No matter where I rent it seems to be the standard, and after 13 years of the same old walls, I’ve learned a thing or two about decorating them without using paint. Because quite frankly, when it comes time to move out, repainting the walls back to their white/eggshell color is the last thing I want to deal with. If you’re in the same situation, check out these 5 ways to decorate your walls without paint.

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

1. Framed Art, Posters & Magazines

A fun, easy and affordable way to add some color to your walls is by framing art, posters and magazines. I love to display my children’s artwork in their bedroom and also in the toy room. Simply framing the artwork adds a more sleek and professional look, if that’s something you’re going for.

The same applies to posters and magazines. I especially love framing pages from magazines. Obviously I’m not talking about ads, but you’d be surprised at what you can find that’s frame-worthy in magazines. It’s about thinking outside the box. Do you love to cook or bake? Take one of your favorite recipes from a magazine or book (which also usually include awesome food photography), frame it and place it on your kitchen wall.

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2. Fabric

There are a few different cool ways to use fabric to add color and accent to plain walls. One way is by wallpapering fabric. It’s much easier and quicker than painting, and has the potential to add more pizazz than a paint job. Not to mention, this can be done on doors too. Just think of all the different options when it comes to fabric prints.

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Or if you’re not wanting to go the fabric wallpaper route (because you’ll have to use an adhesive of some sort all over the wall), try just draping fabric on the wall. There’s no rule that says fabric and curtains have to be placed over windows. I like the idea of draping fabric behind the bed, adding the illusion there may be a window there, but also adding life to the focal point of the room.

Another idea is what I call fabric accent boards. Simply take a piece of fabric, wrap it around a piece of foam board, glue the fabric edges to the back, and voila! You have a lightweight, decorative accent piece to liven up your space. You could also use a piece of wood, but I like foam board because it’s light enough to attach to the wall using double sided adhesive strips.

3. Personal Photos

Okay, so adding personal photos to the wall may seem like a no-brainer, but there are so many directions this can be taken. Frames, foam board prints, collages, canvas prints, and the list goes on and on. I have to say I’ve personally become quite partial to canvas prints and my collection is growing constantly.

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In my bedroom, I stay away from photos of my kids because it’s mine and my boyfriend’s sanctuary, and our personal space. But the rest of the home is free game, and boy are my kids taking over. My most recent photo addition is a new 20″ x 16″ canvas print from Canvas Factory, on the wall in the toy room.

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The toy room houses the majority of my kids toys so it’s only fitting that their artwork and photos adorn the walls.

This isn’t the first time I’ve ordered a canvas print from Canvas Factory and it certainly won’t be the last, but I was a little more impressed with this canvas than the last one I ordered. It has nothing to do with the quality of the print, that’s always on point, but had to do with the backing.

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5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls Without Paint | #CanvasFactory #canvasprint #walldecor #decorating #giveawayCanvas Factory has added a flat, black backing to its canvas prints, meaning I can attach it to the wall without adding a hole. I can just use my trusty ol’ double sided adhesive strips. If you prefer to hammer in a nail and hang the canvas, that’s still an option because the hooks are still on the back, but as a renter I try to prevent holes in the wall, knowing I’ll have to fill them in later.

If a canvas print is something you’d like to explore more, keep scrolling for a Canvas Factory giveaway!

4. Removable Wall Decals

Really popular now are removable wall decals. Available you can find all kinds of themed graphics, from kids and baby rooms, to nature, laundry and bathroom themes. Yea, let’s not forget how boring laundry spaces and bathroom walls can be.

5. Shelving

Not only does shelving add storage and display space, it also adds depth to any room. Whether you choose simple floating shelves or something more intricate that scales the wall, shelving is a great choice for adding some life to a wall.

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I would even suggest making shelving colorful. You don’t always have to go with a wood design, but can add some flare to the wall by going with some color. The whole point is to help the plain and unattractive walls, and a splash of color will certainly do that.

How do you decorate your walls sans paint?

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Enter to win a 16" x 20" canvas print from Canvas Factory! | #CanvasFactory #canvasprint #walldecor #decoration

One lucky Making Time reader will win a 16″ x 20″ canvas print from Canvas Factory! GOOD LUCK!

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

 

 

*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. My opinions are still 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.

AquaBall’s Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes

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What better way to start the school year, than with a fun, kid-friendly sweepstakes win?! AquaBall is giving 16 people that very chance! AquaBall is the only naturally flavored, zero-calorie, sugar-free, and preservative-free children’s beverage currently on the market.

AquaBall is available in four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade; and the bottles feature fan favorite characters from Disney’s “Frozen,” Disney Princesses, Marvel’s “Avengers,” and Disney Classic Characters. AquaBall is a drink your kids will love and you’ll feel good about giving them. Plus, they’re perfect for packing in lunch boxes or enjoying with an after school snack!

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Sweepstakes Prize

  • 6 lucky participants will win a one month’s supply of AquaBall (one 6-pack of each flavor). Winners will be drawn every Monday, between August 14th and September 18th.
  • 10 winners will receive a one year supply (twelve 24-count packs). Winners will be drawn Monday, September 18th.

How to Enter

Entering is super easy! Simply visit AquaBall and complete the entry form, including a photo of your child with their favorite AquaBall – don’t forget to tag #Sugarlessbacktoschool and @aquaballdrink. Complete rules and regulations can be found here.

This is our photo entry!

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The sweepstakes has already started and will continue through September, so there’s still plenty of time to get your entries in. Start sharing AquaBall with your kids today and good luck!

Which AquaBall flavor(s) do you think your kids will love?

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*I received AquaBall samples to help facilitate this post. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Making Time is in no way responsible for sweepstakes management or prize fulfillment. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Jewelry Candles Giveaway

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~This is a sponsored post on behalf of TheHoppingBloggers.com.~

I love a good candle to fill my home with amazing scents, and bath bombs to help me relax a  little in the tub. But when candles and bath bombs contain jewelry and money, I love them even more! Am I right?

I’ve teamed up with The Hopping Bloggers to bring you a pretty amazing giveaway. You may have heard of Jewelry Candles and Bath Bombs already, but now is your chance to learn more and win something from them! When it comes to unique gifts, Jewelry Candles has the most extensive line of candles with jewelry inside – jewelry bath bombs, cash money candles, jewelry roses, jewelry sugar scrubs, and so much more!

Five lucky winners will each receive a prize thanks to these great sponsors!

The five items up for grabs are:

1. Cash Money Candle

Feelin’ lucky? Try your luck with Cash Money Candles! Win a mystery cash prize in every candle, every single time. Every candle will receive a minimum of a genuine $2 bill INSIDE THE CANDLE; and how often do you see those around? Every Cash Money Candle has a cash prize ranging from the minimum of $2 all the way to $2,500! The most amount of ACTUAL cash you can win in your candle is up to a $100 bill. If you win over $100 you get a $2 bill plus a code that you can redeem for GRAND prizes – which can be up to the $2500! Simply burn your candle down and find your cash prize! Every candle is a winner because you are GUARANTEED to get at least a (1) $2 dollar bill in your Cash Money Candle!

2. Jewelry Candle

The Jewelry Candles all have amazing scents and a beautiful piece of jewelry that will dazzle just like you, darlin’! Like buried treasure, burn the candle and find your surprise! A necklace, a pendant, earrings, a ring, or a bracelet – it’s a total surprise! Jewelry values from $10 to $7,500 – yes, $7,500! You may choose the “surprise me” option and your jewelry will be a total surprise OR choose the jewelry piece of your choice! Want to choose your ring size with these amazing scents? Check out the Ring Candles! Pick from the most popular scents like Birthday Cake, Baked Apple Pie, & Black Raspberry Vanilla!

3. Jewelry Bath Bomb

Inside every jar of Jewelry Bath Bombs you will get two Jewelry Bath Bombs – EACH with a surprise jewelry piece inside! Long after the bath bombs are gone, the beautiful jar they come in will make a wonderful keepsake that you can reuse and/or re-purpose! The jewelry pieces you will get in your bath bombs will have a minimum retail value of $10, all the way up to $7500! You may pick between a ring, a necklace, a pendant, a bracelet, or a pair of earrings in your jar of Jewelry Bath Bombs. If you select a ring you may choose your ring size from size 5 through 11!

4. Cash Bath Bomb

The amazing Cash Bath Bombs are bath bombs with real cash inside! Each and every Cash Bomb will have a real $2 bill inside of it! You also have the chance to get more than the $2 bill inside every Cash Bath Bomb! These Cash Bath Bombs are a fun novelty item, not a lottery. While they do not give odds, they do guarantee that each one will have at least a real $2 bill in it. Cash Bath Bombs that have more than the $2 bill in it are chosen totally at random.

5. Jewelry Slime

Jewelry Slimes are the brand new way to relieve stress & look fabulous, with (of course) a piece of beautiful jewelry inside! Jewelry Candles chose their most popular Jewelry Bath Bomb scents & transformed them into something completely unique. You can sling, punch, stick, poke, smash, and squish your way into a fabulous, stress-free state of mind!

Shop for these items and more at JewelryCandles.com and BathBombs.com. Save 15% with promo code HOPPING!

Which prize would you like to win most?

Enter to win one of these five prizes using the giveaway tool below – and GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on September 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

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Entertainment That Educates + #NCircleEntertainment Giveaway

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~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing DVDs for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Children’s minds take in more than we can ever imagine. They watch everything we do. They copy how their friends act, as their energy feeds off of each other. They learn through play, fun, and adventure. The world and every little thing in it is educating our children in some way or another, and the shows and movies they watch are no different.

As school nears, and for many has already started, formal learning and education is soon to be in full swing. Whether you have kids in lower elementary school, are homeschooling, or even have toddlers and pre-K aged kids at home, the NCircle Entertainment August DVD releases will help keep the fun and learning going at home too.

Check out the new fun, adventurous, and educational releases I’ve added to my own kids’ collection this month.




What to expect!

All of these entertainment options get those little gears moving, get your kids asking questions, learning new things, and taking adventures in lands they’ve never experienced before.

Your children will learn things like why the moon only comes out at night, how a whale stays under water for so long, what makes a car go fast, and many more of the world’s mysteries (at least the one’s that children haven’t figured out yet).

They’ll also learn some of life’s greatest lessons, like when and how to ask for help, how to say you’re sorry, why it’s good to tell the truth, and the true meaning and happiness of friendship.

My kids absolutely love Molang and The Little Prince, so I knew these would be instant hits (they watched the entire season of Molang as soon as they got their new goodies). Lily’s Driftwood Bay and The Day Henry Met __ ? are both new to us, but the kids are loving them so far.

 

Lily likes to take adventures on Driftwood Bay, an imaginary island. Each day Lily’s imagination is sparked by something that washes up from the sea, and she’s taken away to Driftwood Bay, where she and her friends have fun exploring and learning new things.

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Then there’s Henry, a knowledge seeking 4 year old, who loves to ask questions of anything and everything. Do you ever find yourself talking to objects, like asking the car why it keeps running out of gas? No? Maybe that’s just me. Talking to objects is exactly the way Henry learns how and why things work the way they do.

When school is over for the day, or my daughter wants something fun to watch while her brother’s at school, all I have to do is pull out one these fun and educational DVDs for a little entertainment. Want the same for your kids? Enter to win all four NCircle Entertainment August releases (plus a cute book) using the giveaway form below.

Which new release would your kids like?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win a copy of all four August releases (shown in photo), as well as a Molang book! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on August 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*I received samples free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship. 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.


Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

~Thank you to BulbHead for providing me with a Red Copper Brownie Bonanza for review. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~




I really enjoy making sweet treats from scratch, but sometimes a few shortcuts aren’t bad either. This was definitely the case when I made brownies this weekend. I’ve been so busy, but wanted to treat my family to something fun and tasty, so I pulled out all the shortcuts I could to make some Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies.

The first shortcut? Using a box brownie mix. I have no shame in admitting that I actually save money and time by sometimes using a box brownie mix. But the taste is still there so my family gets to enjoy the chocolatey treat all the same. Whether you’re loyal to baking from scratch, or use a box brownie mix, there is no judgment here.

Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

The second shortcut? My new Red Copper Brownie Bonanza from BulbHead. Ya’ll! This is a total game changer when it comes to baking brownies. You will never again have to hear your kids complaining about the other one got a bigger piece of brownie because with the Brownie Bonanza, each and every brownie is the same size. And not only that, it’s so simple to get these perfect brownies at no extra effort from you.

Just how does Brownie Bonanza give you the perfect brownies each and every time? Let me show you.

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Brownie Bonanza comes in 4 pieces – pan, tray, grid, and cooling stand (not shown).

Simply place the tray into the pan, and for my Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies, mix up the box brownie mix per the box instructions and pour it over the tray.

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Then mix up the cream cheese topping (full recipe below), dollop spoonfuls atop the brownie mix, and swirl it around. Swirl it up/down, left/right, around in swirls, however you want to.

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Now, this is where the magic happens. Insert the grid for those perfect sized brownies and bake according to the box instructions.

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When the brownies are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool. Only remove the grid once the brownies have cooled down. Aside from touching to know they’re cool, you’ll also notice the outsides of the brownies separate from the grid.

The ceramic nonstick, anti-scratch surface is one of the fun features of the Brownie Bonanza. The grid slides right out, leaving you with 18 perfectly sized brownies. I guess I should also mention that even though it’s a nonstick surface, I still took extra precaution and sprayed the pan and grid with nonstick spray.

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Just look at those brownies! We’ve already finished off the ones I made over the weekend, but I think I need to make some more.

To make serving just as easy, place the cooling rack underneath the pan/tray and the tray of brownies will separate from the pan. Now all that’s left to do is enjoy!

Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

It’s Red Copper Brownie Bonanza for the shortcut win!

Easy Cream Cheese Marble Brownies + #BrownieBonanza Giveaway

Is the Red Copper Brownie Bonanza a shortcut you’d like to use? You’re just in luck because BulbHead is going to give two lucky Making Time readers their very own Brownie Bonanza! Scroll down for the giveaway form.

Want to make brownies this weekend and can’t wait for the giveaway to end? Head over to BulbHead or Amazon, and grab a Red Copper Brownie Bonanza for $19.99!

What is your favorite brownie recipe?

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Enter this giveaway and try your luck at winning a Red Copper Brownie Bonanza from BulbHead! Two entrants will win! #entertowin #BulbHead #RedCopper #BrownieBonanza #giveaway

Two lucky Making Time readers will win a Red Copper Brownie Bonanza from BulbHead! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on August 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*Thank you to BulbHead for providing me with a Red Copper Brownie Bonanza for review. This post also includes affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. 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.


FoamCorePrint.com is the Affordable Way to Display Your Photos {Giveaway}

FoamCorePrint.com is the Affordable Way to Display Your Photos #gatorboard #foamboard #FoamCorePrint
~This post is sponsored by FoamCorePrint.com. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~




When it comes to home decor, I love to display family photos throughout my home. We have photos up in just about every room. From traditional picture frames and photos, to canvas prints, and now we’ve added a few Gator Board Prints.

I was recently looking for something to add some love to my kids room. I’ve been trying to make their room more lively lately, so when looking for prints to display I thought it would be perfect to get some Gator Board Prints of the two of them.

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I call it the Sibling Love Series and I’ve placed them in a small and awkward space of their room, the wall area just outside their closet. It was white and boring, but with the addition of their new Gator Board Prints, that space is now adorned with their sibling love.

Gator Board is a type of foam board that offers a more sturdy solution to traditional foam board printing. Just to give you an idea, traditional foam board can easily bend, dent, and is generally a lot more fragile. So you could say Gator Board is the tough, protective big brother to it’s baby sister, foam board.

Gator Board comes with an all black border and back, which I love because it gives a shadow type of effect, and it’s super lightweight. So if you ever find yourself moving to a new place, Gator Board Prints definitely won’t weigh down a moving box like traditional picture frames will.

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You could say one of the downsides of Gator Board is that there’s nothing on the back to hang it with, but personally I actually prefer this. The back of the print is completely flat and this allows me to use the double sided sticky Command strips to stick them to the wall. You get that floating effect and there’s no damage done to either the Gator Board or the wall.

It’s perfect for us since we currently rent, but even if you own your home, the less damage you do, the better, right? I mean, what if you decide to change things up one day and move your prints to a different room, or a different place in the same room? I would hate to be left with a nail or hole in the wall.

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Printing on foam board is THE most affordable way I’ve found to display my favorite photos and images, while keeping the quality of the photo. And my favorite place to order them from is FoamCorePrint.com.

Price depends on the size you want, but Gator Board Prints from FoamCorePrint.com start at just $0.15 per piece! If you’re looking to do a nice small collage, or even grow a display into something large and eye catching, it really doesn’t get more affordable.

As for my Sibling Love Series, I love the idea of over the years adding more brother/sister photos to the display. I’ll continue with the same size and maybe once a year go through all of my photos and choose three more to add to it. And when the kids are older, it will be fun to have this Sibling Love Series of Gator Board Prints to look back on.

What is your favorite thing about Gator Board Prints?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win 3, 8×8 Gator Board Prints from FoamCorePrint.com! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on July 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

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5 Reasons SnackPals Are a Snack Time Essential + Giveaway

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~Thank you to WOW Gear for providing SnackPals for review and helping me take control of snack time. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own.~

I want to talk about snack time today. Do you like snack time? I love snack time, mostly because it gives me a few minutes of quiet in the mid-afternoon while the kids (and I) munch on something. And of course they love it because their little bellies are satisfied between meals.

But the reality is, sometimes snack time gets a little messy. If I portion too much, my daughter ends up spilling whatever she doesn’t eat. She starts playing with her food and the next thing I know her bowl is upside down and her crunchy snacks scattered across the floor. And it won’t be long before someone steps on and crunches them, creating even more of a mess.

On the flip side, if I don’t portion enough for my son, he’ll go grab the bag or box of whatever I gave him to snack on and will sit and eat way too much. Then when dinner time rolls around he’s not hungry, but wants to raid the fridge right before bed. I don’t think so!

Hmm. Now that I’m talking about it, I’m starting to rethink how much I like snack time.

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Just as my snack time woes were getting the best of me, I got the opportunity to try the new SnackPals from WOW Gear. They have completely changed the dynamic of snack time in my home, from solving my portioning issues to keeping snack time mostly tidy.

Take a look at these five reasons why SnackPals are a snack time essential in my home and then enter to win some for your kids too!

1. Portion Control

I already mentioned the issues I have with snack time portion control between both kids. SnackPals have a creative design that takes care of this problem so there’s no over eating.

I simply fill the SnackPals container with my kids favorite snack and for them to access the snack, they have to flip the SnackPals upside down and give it two shakes. When they turn it back over and open the lid, they “magically” have a nicely portioned amount of snack in the cup.

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5 Reasons SnackPals Are a Snack Time Essential #WowGear #SnackPals #snacktime #portioncontrol

5 Reasons SnackPals Are a Snack Time Essential #WowGear #SnackPals #snacktime #portioncontrol

The way it works is when in an upright position, there’s a flow gate/interior flap that stays in a closed position. No snacks can get in and no snacks can get out. But when flipped upside down, the flow gate opens so snacks can slip through to the top cup. Shaking the SnackPals twice allows just a mouthful of snacks to become accessible in the cup.

Now my son gets only what I give him and he has to take it slow when eating because SnackPals will only allow him so much at a time.

2. Fewer Spills

The design of SnackPals also creates snack times that are much less messy. Since in a closed container and not having open access to every crunchy piece, if my daughter happens to drop it or it falls off the table, I’m left with possibly a few snacks on the floor that may fall out of the top cup, but certainly not a whole bowl of snacks scattered everywhere.

And just imagine the mess it prevents while snacking in the car. No more cleaning the car and finding two month old cereal laying around.




3. Clean Snacks

Using SnackPals also helps keep the snacks clean. My daughter is guilty of pouring her drink into her food and playing with it. But she’s not able to do this when using her SnackPals. Her food stays clean and doesn’t end up in the trash.

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Or if she’s snacking at her brother’s soccer practice and drops her SnackPals on the ground, only a few snacks fall out and with a couple of shakes she can continue to eat those that are clean and enclosed in the bottom. Otherwise, she’d try to pick up what spilled and continue eating them. I understand a little dirt never hurt anyone, but I have to draw the line after a certain point.

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4. Take Anywhere

SnackPals can go ANYWHERE! Use them at home, in the car, on plane rides, while camping, on vacation, to grandma’s house, to school, to daycare, the park, the beach, the mall – anywhere. Who doesn’t love easy, on-the-go snacking?

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5. Fun Snacking

SnackPals are tons of fun for kids. Both of my kids love to turn them upside down and give them a few shakes. It’s like they’re performing magic. Start with no snacks and a few shakes later – voila! – the snacks magically appear.

Sometimes they get a little crazy and shake their SnackPals like maracas, but it’s all in the name of fun snacking.

Where will you take your SnackPals?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win two SnackPals! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on July 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*Thank you to WOW Gear for providing SnackPals for review and helping me take control of snack time. As always, my opinions are still 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.