Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KidQ App Connects Kids and Parents on the Smartphone #KidQapp

Smartphones are found in almost every family today. Parents have one or two and more and more kids are getting them daily! Even if the kids do not have one they are on their parent's phone. Everyone in our family has a smartphone. How about your family? 

Scholastic Parent & Child believes that one of the best ways to connect with your child is through conversation. Thanks to Scholastic Parent & Child for sponsoring this post. I've received compensation to honestly share my own opinion. Today I'm sharing with you about the KidQ app for your iPhone or Android phone. This app connections kids and parents together through curious conversations. 

Hop on over to Scholastic to download the KidQ app. It took us 1 minute to find the app, download and begin playing. Once the app is on your phone you can begin the fun. KidQ will ask a question. Then everyone gives what they think the answer is. If it seems like a question no one has a clue about you can click SKIP Q. Once everyone has an answer, click ANSWER. A full explanation will be given and read it out loud. This is the time where you can see if anyone was right. 


Depending on the age of the child, some of the questions might be a little difficult. Do not skip a question automatically just because you think that they won't know the answer. If them a chance to show what they know. They WILL surprise you over and over again with their answers. 

Once you've gone through the real answers and discuss or laugh at your answers click on the NEW Q to go for another question. Play the game as long as you like. It might be beneficial to set a timer or you might be playing it ALL.NIGHT.LONG. 


KidQ app really is a fun conversation starter and can be used in the car, at home, at parties, etc. It is amazing how much the kids know and how good everyone is at making up an answer that they think might be correct. What a great way to have fun, to laugh and to learn together. While you are at Scholastic, check out all their other apps, too! They provide so many ways for kids and parents to connect in our busy daily life. Have fun! 


Sunday, September 28, 2014

How is Your Family Living Beautifully? #SuaveFamilySelfie #LB2LB #Walmart

What does it mean to you when you hear, "Living beautifully?" Are you living beautifully each day? How about those around you? What do you use to live beautifully? How do you inspire others around you to be their best and to live beautifully? Thanks to Global Influence for sponsoring this post. As always my own opinions are shared here on my blog.

For me, living beautifully means:
  • Living life at your fullest potential
  • Never giving up but working hard
  • Giving help to those around you
  • Sharing your time and talents for those in need

One way that I feel as though I have been living beautifully these past 20 years is by raising my three beautiful daughters with my husband of 21 years. The above photo of my family is from my daughter's wedding last month. Don't we all look beautiful? lol We were all truly living beautifully that day. 


I entered our living beautifully family photo in the Suave Family Selfie sweepstakes (click link to get the full scoop) today and you can, too! To enter, share a living beautifully family selfie on Instagram and Twitter using these hashtags: #SuaveFamilySelfie #LB2LB #Walmart

Each week 6 new winners will be drawn to receive a $175 Walmart prize pack. Once you have submitted your image you will receive a coupon via email for $1 off Suave at Walmart. It is a win win sweepstakes and get more info here: Suave Family Selfie sweepstakes. Good luck!




Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy #NationalFitnessDay Challenge Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Are you happy with your health? Your weight? I doubt anyone is ever 100% satisfied but wouldn't it great to be at least 90% or higher? 


I've been on a healthier lifestyle journey for over 2 1/2 years and if I would have asked myself those questions before I started I would have answer ... 
  1. NO I am not happy with my health. I was on the verge of needing high blood pressure meds and diabetes meds.
  2. My weight was the highest I had ever send it and it was going up and up and up.
  3. I would have said that I was 0% happy with my healthy and weight.
TODAY 2 1/2 years later here are my answers....
  1. I am SO HAPPY with my HEALTH! I've never felt or been healthier in my entire life.
  2. I'm 100% satisfied (ok really like 99%) with my current weight. It is the lowest in 20 years and I'm buying clothes in sizes that I wore before I was married 21 years ago. I am NOT where I think my weight should be but work on it daily.
  3. I am 100% satisfied with my health and weight which is an ongoing journey to keep it there and to improve daily


YES people get started today and in one year you will be saying the same thing. 


Today is National Fitness Day! I challenge you to

#1-Do something today to move around more. Go for a walk, hike, swim. It doesn't have to be much if you are just starting out.

#2 Follow my blog's Facebook page as I'm sharing post there all day long on tips to get you started or to inspire you https://www.facebook.com/SusieQTpiesCafe

#3 Follow my MakeTime for a Healthier Lifestyle Group on Facebook for some good discussions on getting fit & eating better https://www.facebook.com/groups/MakeTime4HealthierLifestyle/

#4 Send me a message if you want some one-on-one help! I'm down 90 lbs over a 2 1/2 year period and will gladly share with you what I've been doing to help you along your journey. It is a journey that never ends! (leave comments below on how to contact you or email me at cafescrapper at gmail.com)

#5 Do something today because in 1 year I guarantee you will be happy that you did.

#6 Oh and for all you hashtag lovers like ME if you follow #NationalFitnessDay ‬on social media you'll see what others are doing, learning, sharing,etc

Here are a few favorite post on my blog to help you as well:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Super Hot Stella & Dot Giveaway and Deals

If you are a Stella & Dot fan then you will NOT want to miss out on The City Tote giveaway! This looks like the perfect tote for fall for those of us on the go. If you do not know about Stella & Dot then here is your chance to find out more. Read the below info and enter to win this sweet on the go tote! Wouldn't this make a great Christmas present for someone you love? Take advantage of the easy entries and grab them all to give you the best chance a winning this today. It is only a week long giveaway. Good luck!



The Gray & Black Mosaic Tile City Tote from Stella & Dot will add class and sophistication to your handbag collection.

Some great features include:

 #1: You don't have to spend $500 to get this stylish tote. Although $148 is still a splurge for some, it's well worth it.
 #2: This bag is perfect for a mom or a girl on the go. It has pockets and dividers to keep busy women a little more organized.
 #3: It's neutral {black and white}. It can be paired with bright colors or matched with other neutrals. So basically, IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING.
 #4: Can you say wipeable lining?
 #5: It doesn't collapse when you set it on the ground.

The City tote is structured, polished and professional. The City Tote, along with a few other items will be marked down during a flash sale from 9 a.m. EST September 24th through 11:59 p.m. EST September 25th.

Take advantage of this sale and get 50% off select items with a $50 purchase during Kara's Deals & Steals trunk show.

You also have the chance to #WIN a Mosaic Tile City Tote from Stella & Dot stylist, Becky McBride. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on October 1st at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please enter on the Rafflecopter below.
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{Healthier Lifestyle Product} EatSmart Precision MaxView Giveaway

When was the last time you stepped on a scale? As part of my healthier lifestyle journey I have learned these past 2 years that stepping on a scale daily is not a good thing. I no longer worship the scale and allow it to control whether or not I'm eating good enough or working hard enough at the gym. So for 2 1/2 years I have lost 90 pounds of unwanted fat and have learned to use the scale as another tool in my journey. The scale is now used once a week or even once a month to evaluate if my current routine is working.



Part of using this tool is to have one that actually works. Today I am participating in a group of bloggers giveaway to bring you a tool worth checking into getting as a tool for your healthier lifestyle. Read up on it below and take advantage of all the entries to try and win one! Good luck!

       Welcome to the EatSmart Precision MaxView Giveaway!



Whether you are looking to gain or lose, this high-tech gadget is an essential tool in weight management. What makes the Precision MaxView different from other bathroom scales is the extra large display. In fact, at a whopping 4.5", this may just be the largest display available in the US market. The oversized, well lit display makes it easy to see your weight, with our without your glasses.

Innovative features include:
· [2014 VERSION] - Utilizes Step-On Technology and Sensor Accuracy--get instant readings!

· EXTRA LARGE 4.5" LCD display w/ Accubright blue backlight - Easy to read in any light environment--One of the biggest on the market!

· 4 High Precision EatSmart Sensors - Consistent and accurate measurement up to 400 lbs or 180 kgs every time

· Ultra thin, sleek design with high quality tempered glass platform

· FREE EatSmart Body Tape Measure now included - Another great tool to monitor progress!

· Auto Calibrated; Auto Power-Off; Runs on 2 AAA batteries (included); EatSmart 2 year warranty


Brandy over at Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 recently reviewed this innovative, modern scale. You can check out her full review HERE.

  

Enter to WIN an EatSmart Precision MaxView Digital Bathroom Scale : 

I am thrilled to announce that one lucky winner will receive their very own EatSmart Precision MaxView Digital Bathroom Scale! How cool is that? 

                                         Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!

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This giveaway is open to residents of the US ages 18+ until 11:59 PM EST on 10/08/2014.Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! Winner will be notified via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be selected. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Instagram or Pinterest in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment and did not receive compensation for this post. If you have any questions about this sweepstakes, please e-mail Brandy at newlycrunchymamaof3@gmail.com

Monday, September 22, 2014

Easy Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting and Giveaway #MonkFruitInTheRaw #mc #sponsored

There was a time a few years ago that I almost always baked sweet treats for my family at least once a week. This went to a screeching halt over 2 years ago when I started my healthier lifestyle journey. I didn't want to bake sweets and be tempted to eat them. So to control that I just stopped making sweets. Do you make sweets for your family? Do you use sugar? Do you use substitute sugars? Today I'm going to share information on Monk Fruit In The Raw as a way to cut down on the sugar at home and yet enjoy a few treats here and there. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

A year or so ago I found out about Monk Fruit In The Raw as a form of sugar substitute. It is a vine ripened fruit native to South East Asia. This is a fruit sweetener and not just another chemically created sweetener. Monk Fruit In The Raw is a great way to reduce the sugar usage as well as a lower calorie option for those who are on a healthier lifestyle journey. Monk Fruit In The Raw has wholesome ingredients, taste great, has no sugar alcohols and can daily be substituted to the same amount of white sugar. If baking a recipe which involves rising and browning it is suggested to use only half of this and half white sugar. 

Monk Fruit In The Raw has been used in several of my own recipes as well as a few that I have tried from the Monk Fruit In The Raw Website. I haven't told my family that I have made the substitute and no one has asked. The reason for this is that the calorie-free sweetener doesn't have a chemical taste or a chemical aftertaste. No one can tell the difference! Besides a few of the recipes I have made, I also use Monk Fruit In The Raw in coffee, tea, lemonade, on fresh fruit, on cereal and anything else that requires sugar. I like the sweet taste when I need a little sweetness added to my food. I still try and avoid sweets but every now and again I do enjoy knowing that I can have a little which is made from real fruit. 

Here is a super simple cream cheese frosting that works great for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. 


Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

MONK FRUIT IN THE RAW Recipe | MAKES 1 1/2 CUPS

Ingredients

1(8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
2tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2tablespoons non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
2tablespoons Monk Fruit In The Raw® Bakers Bag or 3 packets Monk Fruit In The Raw®
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on medium speed to beat the cream cheese, butter, and shortening until they are combined and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add the Monk Fruit In The Raw® and beat until the frosting is smooth. Mix in the vanilla. If not using immediately, refrigerate the frosting in a sealed container for up to 1 week.
To use refrigerated frosting, work it with the back of a wooden spoon until spreadable.

Nutrition Information

Per 2 TB serving (for frosting 12 cupcakes – 2 TB per cupcake): 103 calories, 11 g fat 6 g saturated fat, 1 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 26 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium
Did you know that September is Childhood Obesity Month? What a great way to celebrate the month by trying out Monk Fruit In The Raw. You can:

Check out their social media sites to get new recipe ideas. You can also enter to win a Monk Fruit In The Raw Bakers Bag and a box of packets in the below Rafflecopter form. 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sensitive Teeth? Try Crest Sensi Stop & Walmart Giveaway #SensiStopStrips

Do you have sensitive teeth? I know that several of us in my family suffers from sensitive teeth. It isn't a fun thing to experience which usually comes on with cold and or hot foods. Sometimes even sweets will set off the sensitive tooth. Sometimes we can avoid the tooth from coming in contact with the irritating substances which does help. What do you do to keep your sensitive teeth from acting up? By the way, this is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Crest but as always, my own opinions are expressed here on my blog.



Right now there is a new product on the market to help give quick, immediate relief to a sensitive tooth. Have you heard of the new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips? These strips are now available at Walmart. To use the strips, once your sensitive tooth starts giving you trouble, take one of the gel strips and cover the tooth area's outer gumline for 10 minutes. Then remove strip. Do not eat, drink, rinse or brush for 30 minutes. The strip offers immediate relief and up to one month of protection.




Is this something you could use? I loved how easy it was to get the strip from the packaging and apply it to the gumline. It really did provide immediate relief and I never even think about my sensitive tooth when drinking cold or hot drinks. The packaging also states that you do not need to use any other product with this like the special sensitive toothpaste. This product seems better than just the toothpaste because it provides immediate relief. 


Get more information here: CrestSensi.com/Walmart. Check back next month to find out if the relief lasted all month. You can also follow Crest on Twitter @Crest  and Facebook.




Right now you can enter to win a $25 Walmart gift card to try out the new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips. Enter in the below Rafflecopter form. Open Worldwide and ends 9/29



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Friday, September 12, 2014

$250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway by Hipoglos

If you are a parent then you for sure have used a diaper rash cream at least once in your child's life. I just found out about Hipoglos and they have been providing diaper rash cream to Latin America for 60 years. The cream is now available to the USA! I think this is cool that a company from another country is bringing their product to us! Check out the review, information and giveaway below. It is an easy one to enter so take advantage of all the entries! Good luck!

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For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight of this premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness. Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy. Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon!

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One lucky winner will win a $250 Amazon gift card to get their little one Hipoglos and something special for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 9/26 at 11:59pm and is open to US and CA.  

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact Elia@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Skewered Jerk Chicken with Florida Orange Marinade {Tailgating Recipe}

Football season is underway. If you aren't a football fan then you might not be aware of this unless your friends on Facebook are fans. I say this because I have friends from all over the place who are fans of the Rams, Saints or Bears which are teams that I cheer for. I also see friends who are die-hard fans of the Steelers, Packers and yes even the Patriots. I have found that even if I don't turn on my TV, I can get the scoop of all of my favorites in my Facebook newsfeed. 

One of the best things about Football season is tailgating. I love all of the fun recipes that can be made ahead of time or cooked during the tailgating party. Families who tailgate have long standing traditions where they go every time their team is at home or just for certain games.



Are you football fans in your home? What are your favorite Sunday night football snacks? Or how about your game day traditions? What are some of your favorite recipes? Do you have any secret ingredients which make your recipes the best? Have you ever used orange juice in your recipes? This tasty fruit is a favorite secret ingredient which adds an extra zing and slight sweetness to dishes. 

We made Skewered Jerk Chicken with a Florida Orange Marinade. It was delish. I honestly forget about using OJ as a marinade and loved the chance to try out this recipe on my family. Here it is for you to try, too!



Skewered Jerk Chicken with Florida Orange Marinade

Ingredients

1/4 cup 100% Florida Orange Juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon jerk seasoning
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
Skewers
2 lbs chicken

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly.
Add chicken strips to the skewers.
Pour marinade over the chicken.
Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
Grill when ready. 

Recipe Credit: Florida Department of Citrus


What are your favorite tailgating recipes? Do you have any which use Florida OJ? Share in the comments below. 

More Game Day Recipes



Healthier Lifestyle with WaterWorks Fruit Infused Water Products Sweepstakes

If you are on a healthier lifestyle journey or want to get started then enter this sweepstakes! I love my fruit infused water and try and drink at least one bottle of it a day as I drink my water. Sometimes the hardest part of trying something new is to know where to begin. WaterWorks has a fruit infused recipe book to help you do just that.... to get started! Take advantage of this giveaway for you or for a loved one and grab all of the entries below. Good luck!


  Define Bottle Giveaway

Sponsor: Define Bottle
Hosted by: Mom Powered Media

This company has made it easier for you to have a bottle of water infused with anything! With the amazing crochet carrier it makes it great for anyone to go wherever they need to and not have to actually hang onto the bottle. Completely HANDS FREE!

WaterWorks- Recipe Book-
WaterWorks is a fruit infused water recipe book. Designed for those looking to get creative with their water, this beautifully crafted recipe book highlights some simple, yet flavorful recipes. 67 pages in length and makes a great gift when purchased along with a Define bottle. Full color.hhhy
model drinking from flip bottle

One Define Bottle Sport 17 ounce Flip Top Bottle ($30),
The Define Bottle Sport Flip Top is a sustainable, beautifully crafted fruit infused water bottle to take on the go. Designed for those with an active lifestyle the Define Bottle Sport is made out of BPA free Tritan co-polyester so you can take it to the gym, pool or anywhere else that life may take you. Your options are endless when it comes to creating healthy, fresh fruit infused water!

The attached lanyard makes it easy to carry and no worries when it comes to cleaning, it’s a breeze! The Define Bottle disassembles into multiple pieces for easy access into each compartment; you don't want a nasty mess growing in the bottom of your bottle. An optional ice pack can be purchased designed to fit into your lower base piece to keep your fruit cool. Give up your plain water and Define what’s in your water bottle!

a Define Bottle Lite 12 ounce model ($17),
Not too big, not too small. This Define Bottle is just right! A more compact version of the Define Bottle for those looking for less weight and less bulk than the larger versions. This bottle holds about 12 ounces and is perfect for the car or carry bag. The strainer piece is built into the flip top for this model.

This bottle is also great for kids age 6-10 for when your child needs more fluid than our Define Bottle Mini model. Getting your children to develop healthy eating habits at a young age will pay off through out their lifetime. We developed this edition to help promote good health in children and provide an alternative to soda and juice that kids will really like.

a crochet carrier ($12), The Define Bottle Crochet Carrier is the perfect fashion accessory for your Define Bottle. Comes in pink and blue and works with any model in the Define Bottle product line.
Fitness star Maria Kang with a Define Bottle

a set of ice packs for the bottles ($6),
Define Bottle ice packs. These re-freezable ice packs press into the base piece of your bottle and are designed to help keep your fruit cool. Sold in sets of 2 (keep one in the freezer while the other is in use). These pieces are optional and your bottle will work just fine without them, but they are a nice feature. Comes in clear, blue, and pink. Made for us by Icy Cools, Inc out of New Jersey.
17 ounce bamboo top and bottom bottle ($30 and ONLY available through this giveaway) it is the same as our other models but the plastic caps are wrapped in bamboo. 

They are not open to anyone to buy! ONLY for this giveaway!

Define Bottle has offered ONE amazing fan a chance to win
  • WaterWorks Recipe Book
  • One Define Bottle Sport 17 Ounce Flip Top Bottle
  • One Define Bottle Lite 12 Ounce Model
  • a crochet carrier
  • a set of ice packs for the bottles
  • 17 ounce bamboo top and bottom bottle
A total of 107.00$!

Giveaway Rules:
  • Open to USA/CAN/Europe
  • Ends 09/22/14
  • ONE entry per person, per household
  • Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen NO exceptions
  • This giveaway is in NO way sponsored, endorsed by facebook, twitter, etc. Facebook, pinterest, twitter, etc is not responsible or liable in anyway for this post!
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Celebrate National Coffee Day September 29th #DunkinAtHome #sponsored #mc

I love coffee. There I admitted it openly right here on my blog. This comes as no surprise to many of you and I know that a lot of you love coffee, too! I'm not too much of a coffee snob because I love trying out new beans and of course mixing them in with our regulars. One brand that I do enjoy at home is Dunkin' Donuts. They have a new line that I'm sharing with you today. Hope you like it and give the new brew a try. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received product samples to facilitate my In-Home party as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating.

We do not have a Dunkin' Donuts near by so I do love heading out to my local store to pick up their coffee to brew at home. It is great to be able to enjoy Dunkin' At Home whenever we want. With the bakery flavor dunked in, only Dunkin’ Donuts gives coffee fans so many favorite bake shop coffee flavors to enjoy at home – pastry not included! 

I was thrilled to get a party box full of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee & mugs to pass out to my coffee drinking family and friends. Some of the best people drink coffee! Not only do they love to drink coffee but they love any occasion to get together and drink it with others. 


Here are some photos from our coffee sharing fun. Everyone loved their mugs and new coffee. No one had heard of the new Bakery Series which I had shared that the Cinnamon Coffee Roll was my favorite. The other flavors in this series includes Chocolate Glazed Donut, Blueberry Muffin, Jelly Donut, Old Fashioned Donut and Caramel Coffee. 

Dunkin' Donut coffee is for all ages! I had as young as a 15 year old to as old as a 70+ year old go for the coffee. Everyone has their own favorites but I do have to say that the Cinnamon Coffee Roll and Old Fashioned Donut were the favorites. I personally love the actual baked DD blueberry cake donuts and Jelly Donuts so to drink the coffee I was thrilled to see how close the taste was to the actual bakery treats. The same was said for the Chocolate Glazed Donut. If you are a fan of DD treats then do give this Bakery Series a try. 




My girls love iced coffee and we now have new recipes shared by the Hungry Girls' blog. You must pop over and check out all of the Hungry Girl Iced Coffee Recipes and Videos. We loved the Chocolate Cinnamon Coffee Malt but the hands down favorite is the Sweet & Spicy Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee. The best part is that you probably have all of the ingredients on hand at home to create these coffee treats. 

Sweet & Spicy Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee

Entire recipe: 53 calories, 1g fat, 10mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, .5g protein 

See how EASY it is to whip up this recipe... Click for the video!

Prep:
 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less
Chill: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 packet no-calorie sweetener
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Dash cayenne pepper, or more to taste
6 oz. fresh-brewed Dunkin' Donuts® Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid coffee creamer 

Directions:
In a microwave-safe mug, combine chocolate chips, sweetener, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Add 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) hot coffee, and microwave for 1 minute, or until chips have melted. Mix vigorously until uniform.

Add creamer and remaining coffee, and stir well. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. 

Stir well, transfer to a tall glass filled with crushed ice, and enjoy! 

MAKES 1 SERVING



As always with Dunkin' Donuts, you can expect high quality coffee beans. They always taste fresh, rich, smooth and yes delicious! I do love how the brand is sharing their baked goodies in the form of coffee flavors. I think the Bakery Series is great marketing because it totally plays on our taste buds and memories of going into their coffee shop to pick out our favorite goodies. I rarely eat sweet anymore so I do appreciate the Bakery Series and so do my friends for the same reason. 

You can celebrate National Coffee Day with family and friends on September 29th, too! Just grab a few bags of your favorite Dunkin' Donuts Bakery Series flavors and have your own coffee party! Use the hashtag or search the hashtag #DunkinAtHome on social media to see what others are doing with their Dunkin' Donuts coffee. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

$100 Circle K Gift Card Giveaway And $250 Sweepstakes

Summer travels might be over but the running of the car back and forth to school, work, plays, sport events, musical events and more is not over. Sometimes fall and back to school can have us in the car more than summer. I like to be prepared and have drinks for the kids but sometimes that doesn't always happen. I will gladly stop at Circle K and get a Polar Pop for the road. I'm a huge fan of really icy cold drinks and love filling my cup full of ice. How about you? Here is your chance to win a gift card to help with those Circle K stops. You can find out about their instagram sweepstakes, too, for a chance to win even more! Good luck!
       
   Welcome to the $100 Circle K Gift Card Giveaway!



Summer is officially winding down. Kids may be back in school, but many people are still battling the summer heat. In addition to lingering hot temperatures, fall schedules can be pretty crazy, too. Lots of parents have sports practices to shuttle kids to, games to play cheerleader at, and PTA meetings to attend. Yep, the back to school season means big changes for the whole family.


One way to stay cool while on the go is to stop by your local Circle K for a Polar Pop! These fountain drinks come in several different varieties. You can choose one flavor or mix them up for a truly custom drink creation. Most locations also offer both crushed and cubed ice, so take your pick! Also, the special Polar Pop Cups are specifically designed to keep your drink colder longer. At under a buck, this is one economical way to keep cool no matter how much running around is on your schedule!


       ENTER THE CIRCLE K NEED MY POLAR POP CUP INSTAGRAM CONTEST :
  ***OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, PA, OH residents only.***

The folks at Circle K Great Lakes want to make sure you stay cool and refreshed as you tackle your busy day. They are holding a fun Instagram contest where 28 lucky winners will be awarded a WHOLE YEAR'S worth of icy cold Polar Pops! 

Enter the Need My Polar Pop Cup Instagram contest hosted by Circle K Great Lakes and giving 28 lucky fans each a year’s worth of Polar Pop Cups!

To enter, follow@CircleKGreatLakes and post a photo on Instagram using #PolarPopCup before 9/30/14.

Over the next 28 days, they’ll chose one winner a day to each receive a $250 Circle K gift card – good for an entire year’s worth of icy-cold Polar Pop Cup refills and more Circle K goodies, including fuel.

ENTER TO WIN $100 IN CIRCLE K GIFT CARDS: 

I am thrilled to announce that one lucky winner will receive $100 in Circle K Gift Cards! (This will be awarded as four $25 gift cards.)

While the Circle K Need My Polar Pop Cup Instagram contest is open only to residents of IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, PA, OH, THIS giveaway is open to the entire US!

                                         Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!

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