Friday, February 27, 2009

Kids Recipe: Sparkle Bread

OK so there is nothing to do, and your kids are complaining once again that they are board! Here is a great recipe me and my kids made up. We call it Sparkle Bread. They like making it because it's fun, creative and something they can do with little or no help. For little girls you can even make them and use them for a tea party, or for little boys it can be a fun time snack!

Sparkle Bread Recipe:

Here is what you will need:

  1. Slices of Bread
  2. Candy Sprinkles
  3. Butter or Margarine
  4. Cookie Cutters of all shapes and sizes

If you would prefer not to use butter, you can use alternative toppings like peanut butter, nutella, or even marshmellow cream.

  • To get started all you have to do is pick out the shapes you would like to use from your cookie cutters. For little girls, flowers & hearts are fun. For little boys, cars & dinosaurs are always a big hit.

  • Now that you have your cookie cutter shapes picked out, just cut the shapes into your bread slices. It is very easy, and kids can do it by themselves!

  • Next, you want to spread your fun shapes with butter or any alternative topping you would like to use.

  • Now your almost finished. Choose what ever candy sprinkles you would like to use and decorate your bread. You can mix and match different kind of sprinkles. Just let the kids use their imagination and sprinkle away! They have lots of neat sprinkles on the market today. You can find stars, dots, little balls and tons of other shapes and flavors!

Your all finished. Now sit back and watch your kids eyes Sparkle when they eat the wonderful snack they created. My kids love doing this, and I hope your kids do too!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

They Published my Articles On Associated Content

Check out my recently published content on AC:

Recipe: Fun & Easy Sparkle Bread

Book Review: Sign of the Dove by MaryRose Occhino

I will be posting my recipe and my book review on my blog here too. I just wanted to show that I did get published there, and as far as how it pays, I will keep everyone updated on that too!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Getting Paid to Write

Well I've been reading about some people making a bit of extra money online by writing articles, reviews, and ect. online. I figured I'd give it a try. I signed up with Associated Content. The pay isn't a lot, but I figure something is better than nothing. I believe it is $1.50 per 1000 hits. You'd have to check out their specifics to be sure. So far I have written a kids recipe and a book review. I am currently waiting to see how it goes. They haven't approved my articles yet. They say it can take a couple of days. Once I find out how it all works, and if it is worth it, I will post and let everyone know. I figured it would help me with my writing. I'd like to be a better writer, and I figured the it would give me some good practice.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dial Up Dinosaur

Where have I been your might ask? Well I have been left behind in the middle ages with only dial up Internet access! I never realized just how much dial up resembles a dinosaur. It is truly something that seems exstint. Pictures, omg what are those? Trying to download a picture is nearly impossible. Even trying to access my own blog takes FOREVER! Please everyone, keep your fingers crossed. My new DSL service is suppose to be up and ready Feb. 28th. I am counting the days, hours and minutes. You might want to say a prayer too that I can figure out how to set it up, or that my brother in law is off that day :). He is my go to guy for tech stuff. I believe I am starting to go through withdrawal. I cannot get to some of my favorite sites, and I swear I am developing a twitch! Hopefully, all goes well I can start posting again. If it doesn't, you might have to check me into the local mental hospital. I will go crazy if I have to live on dial up much longer.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Beautiful Day

Omg, it is such a beautiful day! It's amazing how just seeing the sunshine can rejuvenate you. At least for today the winter blahs are gone. It is an amazing 61 degrees, which feels like summer, after the long cold winter. Driving around I noticed all the people with their car window rolled down. I even seen someone with flip flops and shorts!
To celebrate, we are have steaks on the grill. Yummy mushrooms, grilled onions, kaiser rolls and french fries will top off our feast. Funny how the weather can spice up your mood! I went from feeling icky, blah, and a bit depressed yeterday, to feeling wonderful, happy and almost giddy today. I believe I might even have a cocktail after dinner. I haven't had one in years!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Wins for 2008

I have so many people ask me all the things that I have won. I decided to publish a list of all my 2008 wins! It really is a bit of luck, but mixed in, is a bit of dedication too! You have to be in it to win it, as they say! When everyone else is sleeping, generally I am up, blogging and entering contest. I always say I work the midnight shift :). I started sweeping in May of 2005, and so far I have 25,281 expired sweeps that I have entered. Yes that's a lot of late nights! Everything in red, is a $50.00 win or more!

January 2008
Book-The Blue Door ( sweeps)(ARV $25.00)
$75.00 Gift Card to (Lucky Magazine Sweep)(ARV $75.00)
$50.00 Circuit City Gift Card (McAffe Triple Play Sweeps)(ARV $50.00)
OneTouch UltraMini Blood Glucose Monitoring System (LifeScan Sweeps)($19.99)

February 2008
Gift Basket of S.C. Johnson Products (Clean Home Journal Sweeps)(ARV $25.00)
Shiloh Falls DVD ( Sweeps)(ARV $15.49)
Cookout carryall (Kids Cook-Off Recipe Contest)(ARV $45.00)
Lovers, Dreams and Me CD ( Sweeps)(ARV $11.95)

March 2008
Coupon for a box of Quaker Oats bars (Quaker Oats Sweeps)(ARV $3.69)
A Novel Idea Book ( $6.99)

April 2008
Goalrilla T-Shirt ( Sweeps)(ARV $unknown)
Australian Lamb oven mitt (Austrailian Lamb Sweepstakes)(ARV $15.00)

May 2008
Scrubbing Bubbles Scrubber (Quick & Simple May Sweep)(ARV $9.00)
$50.00 (Taco Bell Baja Blast Instant Win)(ARV $50.00)
Pokemon Action Figure (Lunchmakers Second Chance Sweeps)(ARV $9.99)
Pokemon Action Figure (Lunchmakers Second Chance Sweeps)(ARV $9.99)
Blockbuster Free Movie Rental (Quicken Loans Instant Win)(ARV $3.99)
Enchanted Disney Phone Call (Disney Rewards Instant Win)(ARV $2.49)
Mothers Bread (Sara Lee Instant Win)(ARV $3.00)
Race Day Credential Holder (3M Nascar Instant Win)(ARV $1.10)

June 2008
Hanes Cotton Panty (Hanes Wedgie Free Wednesday Sweep)(ARV $2.00)
Fusion Soccer Ball (Gillette Champions Instant Win)(ARV $13.00)

July 2008

My Enemy's Cradle by Sara Young (Harcourt Books)(ARV $24)
Code for Get Smart Movie (Subway Get Smart Instant Win)(ARV $12.00)
Super Soaker (Schwan's Tony's Pizza Soak up the fun Instant Win)(ARV $9.99)
Myoplex Bar (Incredible Haulk Instant Win)(ARV $3.00)
$10.00 Itunes Gift Card (American Greetings Instant Win)(ARV $10.00)
Pedometer (Beewell Instant Win)(ARV $10.00)
Kodak EasyShare Printer 5300 All-in-One Printer (Contest was for winning a Gift for someone else. Mine was given to my Sister)(Mad Cropper's Random Act of Kindness)(ARV $149.99)

August 2008
Annie and Snowball Book (Simon & Schuster SimonSaysTEACH)(ARV $3.99)
Oust Air Sanitizer coupon ( $3.49)
That Baby DVD (Bloggy Giveaways - That Baby DVD Giveaway)($34.90)
RoC Correxion Moisturizer & Wrinkle Night Cream(Lucky Mag)(ARV $unk)
Ashtray (Marlboro Flavor Chase)(ARV $2.00)
$25.00 Build a Bear GC (The Full Mommy Giveaway)(ARV $25.00)
Hadda the Hippo Zoobie Pet (Metropolitan Mama Blog)(ARV $29.99)

September 2008
Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Piano (Enfamil Instant Win)(ARV $50.00)

October 2008
Miller Chill T-Shirts x 2 (Miller Chill Sweeps)(ARV $20.00)
$25.00 Master Card (Lipton Second Chance Drawing)(ARV $25.00)
Mountain Dew Cap (Mountain Dew Old School Sweeps)(ARV $10.00)

November 2008
2 Books David & Jesus ( $50.00)
Book Christian Apologetics( $14.97)

December 2008
$20.00 Walmart GC (Walmart Survey Contest)(ARV $20.00)
NFL Bears Team Hat (Snickers NFL Instant Win)(ARV $28.00)
Baby Alive Learns to Potty (Ebay $1.00 Door Busters)(ARV $31.98)


First Win for February

I am so excited I won a square photo charm necklace from Plant Jill! I entered the contest on Lisa Reviews Blog. I can't wait to get the necklace, it is beautiful! Plant Jill has great Jewelry you can personalize with a pictures of you loved ones. If you would like to check out Lisa Reviews Blog Click HERE and if you would like to see all the great stuff Planet Jill has to offer click HERE.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Sippy Cup From Juicy Juice

If your not a member yet of the Juicy Juice Community, then now is the time to sign up. It is totally free! While supplies last you can get a free sippy cup too. They even have coupons you can print for Juice, once your a member! I signed up, and did receive my sippy cup. I will be downloading and printing the coupons too. My kids love their juice!

Click HERE to go to their website and join today.


Yummy Burger King!

Well I got my Burger King GC that I won from Scholastic! We used it the same day, lol. The kids couldn't wait. I was also impressed with the fact that my bill came to $24.95, and my GC was for $25.00, how is that for adding it up in your head! The kids even had dessert! I brought home crowns for everyone, and much to my surprise they all wore them. It was a fun night. We ate, chatted and laughed. I figured I put some pictures up, of my Princesses and Prince!


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