Friday, February 17, 2017

Once Again Nut Butters

We are big fans of peanut butter in this house and when we had the opportunity to try several different kinds of nut butters, we were over the moon! 
Once Again Nut Butter is an employee owned company manufacturing natural and organic nut butters and honey. As a mom, these nut butters are something I can feel good about serving to my family. They aren't filled with all the junk that a lot of nut butters out there have. 
We tried a few fun recipes from the Once Again Nut Butter site and my family instantly fell in love with these delicious jars of goodness. Check out the yummy snacks we made below!

Our package arrived with several recipe booklets that were filled with delicious sounding recipes. We can't wait to try them all!

We love smoothies so naturally we made an amazing Superfood Green Smoothie using the Lightly Toasted Almond Butter. It was filled with kale, avocado, flax seeds, Once Again Killer Bee Honey and orange juice. This is now a staple at the breakfast table. Our 6 year old loved it and asked for seconds....and thirds!

Rocky Bars made with Once Again Sunflower Seed Butter are the perfect after school snack when the kids come home starving. They include rolled oats, dried fruit sunflower seeds and honey. Not a lot of ingredients go into them and they're incredibly quick and easy to make. They're a perfect take along snack for when you're on the go, hiking and school lunches.

Want an amazing dessert? Try these Cashew Turtle Brownies using Once Again Cashew Butter. These are so decadent and rich, you'll love them. The layers of caramel and cashew butters are a heavenly combination and they're so soft and delicious, I guarantee these will be your new favorite treat! 

Each nut butter we tried had a smooth, creamy texture and delicious flavor. They have no fillers, just pure nuts and I love that about this product.  They're so versatile I use nut butters in pretty much everything I cook and my family loves it. Our daughter asks for smoothies, fruit dipped in nut butter and energy bars immediately when she gets home from school. They are the perfect snack!
Read more about delicious Once Again Nut Butters HERE.

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quick and Easy Valentine Gifts

  I'd love to share a few quick and easy Valentine gift ideas with you. These jars are sweet little gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it doesn't hurt to get a jump start on the holiday of love!

Simply fill your jars with the candy of your choice. I used festive valentine scrapbook paper as a guide for which candy I was going to fill them with. For this one, I used gummy berries and the berry tag was a perfect match! 

The darling bows are made out of paper using a 1-2-3 Punch Board and then adhered to the jar. The tag was cut out and attached to the jar as well.

And that's all there is to it! Sweet and simple but oh, so adorable (and yummy!).

Take a look at the other fun versions of these cute jars below!

I would have to really love someone to give them this pink jar filled with sweets. ;-)

You could use Swedish fish for this jar or even goldfish crackers. Either way, it will be "o'fish'ly" awesome! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Supplies used:
Small plastic jars
Valentine paper

Head over to Oriental Trading for the cutest valentine party decor and craft ideas!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dolly and Me Valentine Tea Party

Welcome to the Valentine Party Blog Hop!
I'm excited to share with you my Dolly and Me Tea Party. Be sure to check out all the beautiful valentine parties from some of my favorite party friends. We are also giving away $200 for you to throw your own Valentine's Day party! Enter the rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post.
10 Valentine's Parties
 Say hello to Lavender. She's the beloved doll of our 6 year old daughter and I'm pretty sure she has more clothes than I do. Our daughter's sweet and incredibly talented Grandmother gave this darling doll to her along with several beautifully handmade dresses. 
We have a valentine party for our little one and her friends every year and this year we wanted to invite the dolls along too! Little girls and their dolls came over for an afternoon of cookies, crafts and fun!

First order of business was to dress the doll in a pretty tea party outfit. So many lovely gowns to choose from! 

Look at those tiny heart pockets! So sweet!

Lavender is now dressed in her tea party finery and is ready to partake in some delicious tea party fare. 

Pink milk in vintage milk bottles and beautiful valentine cookies were on the menu for the afternoon soiree.

These gorgeous cookies from my cousin Leigh ( Baby Gabey Cookies) were so beautifully detailed, it was hard to bite into them! Tiny ruffled dresses, mini cakes with delicate edible flowers and classic valentine hearts were the perfect cuisine for afternoon tea.

Who doesn't love to play with playdough? It's pretty much a staple at any party I throw when kids are involved. I made strawberry scented cloud dough and placed it in cute pails and attached mini rolling pins to the top. 

You can download the You're So A "Doh" Able Valentine printable HERE.

If you haven't made cloud dough yet, I highly recommend it. It's so soft and smells heavenly....we could play with it for hours! 

The girls each received green mini gift boxes as take home favors. I attached tiny heart balloons to the gift box with pink clothespins and added a bit of polka dot ribbon. 

Inside the gift boxes were pretty candy favor containers filled with festive heart beads for the girls to make their own valentine bracelets.

The party finished up with the girls putting together these adorable cookie magnet crafts. Don't they look good enough to eat?!

I hope you enjoyed our Dolly and Me Tea Party, I know the girls and their dolls certainly did!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine Sugar Cookies: Baby Gabey Cookies

Supplies from Oriental Trading

Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading to check out all their fabulous valentine party supplies!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Valentine Ideas For Kids

Still looking for a few more valentine ideas? I've got some to share with you today. One of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is helping my kindergartner put together valentines for her class. Check out these fun classroom handouts below!

 Kids will go bananas over these cute pens from Oriental Trading!  Simply attach the "You are the best of the bunch" tag printable found HERE, tie onto the top of the pen with bakers twine and you're all set!

These gumball machine banks would be perfect favors for your Valentine's Day party. The tag comes from Pebbles My Funny Valentine collection and pairs perfectly with these cute machines! 

I found these mini donut erasers in the dollar section of Target and just had to have them! So cute, right?!

 I hope some of these ideas inspire you! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine Roundup with Oriental Trading

Love is in the air!
 My favorite holiday (next to Halloween, of course) is Valentine's Day! I've compiled some fun valentine gift ideas today that are sure to be a big hit. These valentines are perfect for the classroom, teachers, neighbors and friends. Oriental Trading has the most adorable valentine gift ideas and crafts for all your holiday needs!

Hogs and Kisses

Kids will get a kick out of these Hogs and Kisses Valentines. Simply add some pink Hershey kisses and pig erasers to a mini storage jar and you're good to go! 

Download the tags HERE and attach them to the lid of the jar. Tie some festive valentine ribbon around the neck of the jar and that's it! So cute,right?!

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Valentine, You Took a Pizza My Heart

These little pizza pens kill me! So hilariously adorable. How could you ever write with a regular pen after writing with a slice of pizza?! My kindergartener is so excited to hand these out to her class on Valentine's Day.   

You can download the pizza tag HERE and attach to the pen with bakers twine. I want to steal one of these fun pens for myself! 

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Valentine, You Color My World

Here is a valentine handout that everyone will adore! Who doesn't love to paint with watercolors? I used pearlized watercolors because we're big fans of all things shimmery and glittery at our house. Love all those pretty colors!

Download the tag HERE and attach to the top of the watercolors with bakers twine. 

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Hey Valentine, You're Cool

Bubbles, necklaces and whistles are a huge hit at our house. This valentine has all three! These fun popsicle bubbles can be worn as a necklace and the top of the wand doubles as a whistle. I found this cute paper that went perfectly with the popsicle theme of these valentines. Too cute!

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I hope you love these fun valentine ideas as much as I loved putting them together! Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading for even more Valentine's Day inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.