Winners of Totino's, Winnie the Pooh and FreschettaGiveaways!!

Thanks to all who entered my latest giveaways! I have winners this morning, so here they are:

Totino's Fun Friday Nights Gift Pack: Congrats #8


Winnie the Pooh DVD and Blue-Ray Combo Pack: Congrats to #8

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Freschetta Proud to Support Pink : Congrats to #17

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This Weekend Only Giveaway: Freschetta Pizza Proud To Support Pink Giveaway!

{{Just a note here to say that I had some unfortunate computer problems here and as a result did not get to post this giveaway as originally planned. Ack. But the good news is that there is still a few days of October left, my computer is happy once again, and I can now get this giveaway started. This will be a fast giveaway and is ending Monday - so hurry and enter!}}

Freschetta has a wonderful new program, Proud to Support Pink, and a goal of raising $50,000 for breast cancer research. In the next couple of days, look for specially marked packages of Freschetta frozen pizzas at the market. When you purchase one (these pizzas will make a perfect Halloween treat for your goblins and witches before they head out for their big night!!), look for the code on the back of the box. Go to to  enter the code and Freschetta will donate $1 to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

You will also find $1.00 off coupons for your next Freschetta Pizza purchase on the site. And to keep current with more coupons and specials, check out Freschetta's facebook page.

You can also enter to win a pink iPod Shuffle - they are giving 50 away each week. Plus they are donating 50 each week to cancer centers for patients to use during treatments.


Win Two Pairs of Pink Earbuds (one for you to keep and one pair for a friend!) and a free Freschetta Pizza of your choice.

To enter:

Leave me a comment sharing your favorite pizza style. Please leave a valid email address with your entry.

That is it!

Winner will be picked October 30, and will need to respond by October 31.

Disclaimer: Freschetta provided me with products to review for this post. No other compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Giveaway: Winnie The Pooh DVD and Blue-Ray Combo Pack

Winnie The Pooh is returning to the Hundred Acre Woods when Walt Disney Pictures releases Winnie The Pooh on DVD and Blu-Ray October 25, 2011! And joining Pooh are Tigger, Rabbit,Christopher Robin, Owl, Kanga, Piglet, Eeyore, and all of the classic characters you know and love.

Enter to win a free Winnie The Pooh DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack!!

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  • This giveaway will close Saturday October 29@11:59 EST.
  • Winner will be chosen via and must have valid email in comment to win.
  • Winner will be announced Sunday October 30, and will have 24hrs. to confirm or new winner will be drawn.
  • Prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. Boxes please.

Disclosure: Gift pack courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and PartnersHub. No monetary compensation was received for this post, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Last Minute Costume Help: DIY Angel Wings

DIY Angel Wings For Halloween

Got a DIY Angel Costume in mind for Halloween this year for your little one? Since my two little goblins are boys, and my daughter is definitely past the cute angel or princess costumes - I can't take advantage of this super cute easy idea for angel wings from but maybe you can. All you really need are white coffee filters, cardboard, shoelaces and glue!

Easy and Fast DIY Angel Wings:

Draw the shape of two angel wings on cardboard; cut them out.

Decide on the most comfortable spot for your child to wear her wings, then punch 4 holes in the cardboard. String shoelaces through them to tie around your child's shoulders.

Fold coffee filters in half and adhere them with tape or glue to the cardboard to resemble feathers.

Easy and  super-fast, right?

Add a white dress, nightgown or use a white sheet to make the Angel Dress and you are basically all set!

If you have gold or silver pipe cleaners laying around, you can shape a halo out of them. Or maybe use a hangar or wire. But even without a halo, your little one will look like a cute angel! Got sparkles? Add them to the wings. 

Quick Easy Halloween Food Ideas For Your Little Ones

Two cute last minute snack ideas for your little ghosts and goblins. These would work as spooky Halloween party food, or just fun healthy snacks for your kids to enjoy before they head out to Trick or Treat!

Photo of Pizza Mummies by Sharon123/

Mummy Muffin Pizzas

Ingredients Needed:

English muffins Pizza sauce
Black olives
Scallions Red or green pepper
Cheese sticks or slices


Simply spread pizza sauce (or spaghetti sauce) on the muffins. Add olives for the eyes and put a piece of red/green pepper in for the eyes. Layer some string cheese in the shapes of mummy wrapping,

Cook in preheated oven ( 350 degrees) for about 10 minutes.

Recipe from

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Creepy Carrot Fingers

Thanks to for this awesome healthy kids' recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

Vegetable dip
4 long carrots
1 medium carrot
softened cream cheese
baby carrots


Fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb. Use a paring knife to cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot.

Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail on top of each notch. Stick the fingers in the dip to make it spooky.

Place plenty of peeled baby carrots near the spooky dip for fun dipping.

You can also just continue making lots of these creepy carrot fingers to put on a plate and serve without dip.

Either way, these should make a fun snack!

Cheerios Caramel Crisp Bars ~ No Baking!

Our refrigerator always (well, almost always,) has that yellow box of Cheerios on top of it (Btw, where do you keep your boxes of cereal??)

Everyone loves munching on them, even without the bowl, spoon and milk because a) it's easy b) it's easy and c) they are crunchy, healthy, and delicious. Did I mention they make an easy snack?? 

So I was on the Cheerios website today looking around, and look what I came across- this awesome, easy, and delicious-sounding recipe for caramel crisp bars! I have not made these-just want to be honest here-but I so plan to! But since I found this recipe like 5 minutes ago, I still need to go buy the caramels.

I can't wait to try these out and see what my kids think of them (if you have made or do make them before I do-please let me know what you think~pretty please!)

Cheerios Caramel Crisp Bars Recipe

You'll need:

6 cups Cheerios® cereal
1 bag (14 oz) caramels
3 tablespoons water
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup miniature semisweet candy-coated chocolate candies for baking


1. Butter 13x9-inch pan. 
2. Put cereal into a large bowl. 
3. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and water uncovered on High 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until smooth. 
4. Pour over cereal; gently stir until well coated. Add marshmallows; gently stir. 
5. Press mixture evenly in pan, using buttered back of spoon.
6. In small microwavable bowl, microwave glaze ingredients uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth; drizzle over bars.
7. Sprinkle bars with candies.
8. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until bars are firm and glaze is set. 
9. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.

Giveaway: Totinos Fun Friday Nights Gift Pack

Totinos is giving away Fun Friday Nights Gift Packs so moms can enjoy a fun free movie night with their families with no meal planning and no stress!
We were lucky enough to 'test try' one gift package, and it definitely made for a nice night off for me, and a fun night for the kids.

The Fun Friday Nights package includes:
2 VIP certificates from Totinos,
Two Pizza Pie Plates,
One Popcorn Bucket
One Pizza Cutter
Free coupon code from Redbox.

So you and your family can munch some pizza, popcorn and enjoy a free movie, all compliments of Totinos!

To enter the giveaway:

Leave a comment letting me know which movie you and your kids want to see, and which pizza is your favorite-ours is cheese pizza and SpookyBuddies !

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Giveaway ends Saturday October 29. 
Winner will need to respond to email notification within 36 hours or new winner will be chosen.

"Disclosure: The VIP coupons, prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by Totino´s through MyBlogSpark."

Layla Grace is Having an Anniversary Sale!

Layla Grayce is offering a fabulous deal in celebration of their 7-year anniversary. For one-week only, save 15% off purchases on their entire site (some exclusions apply.) So go on and get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

If you have a little one on your Christmas list this year, you must take a peek at the adorable Kashwere Kreature Blanket Bear! I instantly fell in love with this cozy blanket. It is perfect for nap-time bedtime and snuggling anytime. This unique blanket is just the right size for little hands, and features a teddy bear head. It’s too cute for words!

When you shop, don't forget to use the coupon code at check-out:  LG7YRS (valid 10/11 through 10/18!)

Pillsbury Wants Your Vote!

Cast your vote and help decide which apron will be worn by finalists as they compete for $1 million at the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off in March!

Adding a dash of designer fashion, Pillsbury has asked three former contestants from a top fashion design reality show to compete in a "Runway Challenge" and help design the official apron to be worn by finalists at the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

Althea Harper, Kara Janx and Carol Hannah Whitfield have each designed an apron to potentially be worn by the 100 finalists on the contest floor at the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest finals which take place March 25-27, 2012, in Orlando, FL.

Visit the Pillsbury Facebook page to vote for your favorite and help decide which design should become the official apron of the 45th Bake-Off Contest. Hurry and cast your vote before voting closes on Monday, October 17th!

Sweet Strawberry Rollups

From the Editors of Your Family Today

Ooh la la! This recipe takes after the French crepe -- no batter required! It uses whole-wheat flour tortillas instead, topped with antioxidant-rich strawberries and a sprinkling of brown sugar.

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortilla 2 teaspoons light, trans fat-free margarine 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries


  • Spread tortilla with light margarine.

  • Sprinkle with brown sugar and microwave for 10 to 20 seconds, or until margarine is melted.

  • Top with strawberries and roll up into a wrap.

  • This recipe was written by Kim Galeaz, a registered dietitian and culinary-nutritional consultant as well as owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications, located in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla.

    Princess Costumes Still Number One Costume For Kids

    You might be thinking Angry Birds costumes would be the number one costume for kids this Halloween. You would be wrong. Well, at least according to the National Retail Federation. Things could be differently in your own particular neighborhood, of course. Come October 31, you may be seeing all sorts of adorable Angry Birds roaming the neighborhood, ringing doorbells and tweeting "Trick or Treat!"

    But Princesses are still queen when it comes to the most popular children's costumes. Nothing beats out tradition it seems, as the report says that along with princess costumes, witches and super-hero costumes round out the top three favorites for little kids.

    Surprisingly enough, Angry Birds did not even make the top ten list of Halloween Costumes. And those costumes are so cute too!

    So here, according to the National Retail Federation, are the most popular costumes for kids this year:

    1. Princess
    2. Witch
    3. Spiderman
    4. Pirate
    5. Pumpkin
    6. Fairy
    7. Action/superhero
    8. Vampire (tie)
    8. Batman (tie)
    9. Zombie (tie)
    9. Disney Princess (tie)
    10. Star Wars characters

    Got Apples? Make This Cute Apple Treat For Halloween

    A cute Halloween treat that features caramel apples that should make all little goblins frightfully happy!

    Shrunken Heads

    What You Will Need: 

    8 medium apples,
    8 wooden craft sticks,
    1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or peanuts),
    21 ounces (about 75) caramels, unwrapped,
    3 tablespoons water,
    6 ounces vanilla-flavor candy coating,
    2 teaspoons shortening,
    candies for decoration, i.e, licorice, candy corn, gumdrops, M&M's,
    writing gel decorating icing,
    canned frosting


    1.Wash and dry apples. Remove stems. Insert one wood stick into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a buttered baking sheet. Place chopped nuts in a shallow dish; set aside.

    2.In a heavy medium saucepan, heat and stir the caramels and water over medium-low heat just until caramels are melted.

    3.Dip each apple into hot caramel mixture, spooning caramel evenly over apple. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Briefly set bottoms of apples in chopped nuts. Set apples on prepared baking sheet and let stand about 30 minutes or until firm.

    4.In a heavy, small saucepan, heat and stir the vanilla-flavor candy coating and shortening over low heat just until mixture is melted. Holding apples over the saucepan, spoon the melted candy coating evenly over the tops of the caramel-coated apples. Return to baking sheet and let stand about 30 minutes or until firm.

    5.Decorate the apples to resemble faces or monsters using desired candies and writing gel. Use writing gel or canned frosting to attach candies to dipped apples. Makes 8 medium apples.

    Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare apples as directed. Cover and chill for up to two days.

    (Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens)

    Celebrity Babies Celebrating October Birthdays

    Celebrity moms and their tots that are celebrating bewitching birthdays this October~
    Lou Samuel~ the adorable daughter of Heidi Klum and Seal will be celebrating her second birthday October 9.