Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scrapbooking Made Easier and October Free Treat for YOU!!

I started scrapbooking many, many years ago and loved it.  I have priceless books that mean so much to me and my family.  I have tons of  cute paper, cool punches, stamps, all that fun stuff and where is it??  Packed up in boxes.  When I want to scrapbook I have to drag it all out and then put it back away.  Right now that takes too much time and energy that I do not have! So sadly I haven't scrapbooked in years.  You can imagine my excitement when My Memories contacted me and showed me this......
MyMemories Suite v4 Scrapbooking Software and So Much More...
So Much More
create - print - share
MyMemories Suite v4 is a fun and easy way to create scrapbooks, photobooks and more. This award winning software will help you create beautiful albums, projects, and custom gifts in a matter of minutes.


    • Photobooks MyMemories Suite will help you create your beautiful pages from scratch or you can build an entire album using one of the many professionally-designed templates provided within the software. A large collection of papers and embellishments are also included to help you make each page uniquely your own. Then use the share option within the software to turn your digital scrapbook into a professionally printed and bound book.
    • Custom Gifts MyMemories Suite will help you create your own project and then export them to create custom gifts. You can create iPhone skins, laptop skins, jewelry, magnets and more.
    • Printables MyMemories Suite will help you create customized printable projects. You can create all kinds of printable boxes, decorations and more.


Print directly from the software to your home printer or export and take your project to your favorite printer. MyMemories Suite lets you export your projects as JPG, PNG, PDF or SVG.


Create an interactive project with music, narration, video and even the Internet with simple options. Then share your completed project on a DVD or as a slideshow.

Now scrapbooking and more is no longer out of my life!! I am so excited to get going on things again.  With digital pictures it is so perfect!!
  MY MEMORIES  is graciously offering all of my readers a free download  of  My Memories Suite Version 4 ($40 value)just for using this special code.
   FreeTreatEN54 .
CLICK HERE to add it to your cart.   Then enter the code in the promo field before checking out. 
The easiest way is to  just copy and paste it since it has to look exactly like that.  *The code is for the download option only, if  you choose the physical discs you will need to pay for shipping. 
Offer is good until October 23, 2013
Be sure to check out all the cool things they offer on the MyMemories site,
HAPPY Memory Creating!!

Disclosure: I was not paid  for this post. The download code was given to me by MyMemories.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pretzels

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pretzels

I came across these cute little things and I know I had to make them. My mom and I made these two nights ago. I hate to report to that you that they ARE as easy as them look and totally worth it. My co-workers loved them! 

1 bag of white chocolate 
bag of pretzels
orange food coloring (mix red and orange)
green M&M's

We used a double burner to melt our chocolate. We added some sweet condensed milk in order to get the right consistency. Then add the food coloring till you get the right color. (I almost wish I would of went a darker orange)  I used tongs to dip my pretzels in the chocolate then I placed them on parchment paper. Then stick your green M&M's on the pretzel. We sat them in the fridge over night. They were perfect! Hope you enjoy this cute fall treat! ( I know I did ALL too much)


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

LunaTagz a New Way to Keep Your Family Safe the Halloween and a Giveaway

Let's face it kids LOVE Halloween.  It always gets really dark before the Trick or Treating really gets started.  Halloween is HUGE is my neighborhood.  It is packed.  People drive to our neighborhood to bring their kids to trick or treat.  Is it hard to see the kids....YES!! In fact I was almost hit by a car last Halloween as I walked the neighborhood with my children.   That is why I was so excited to hear about  LunaTagz.  Not only is it the perfect product for Halloween it will be great for kids, nighttime runners/walkers and pet lovers.
LunaTagz genuine 3M™ Scotchlite™ Special Halloween reflective patches reflect light from over 1000 feet away.
I received the two samples seen above.  Before I tried them out on my kids I put them to my own test.. 
First in my dark garage.. Added some direct light such as headlights (in this case my camera flash) and WOW!!!
Pretty cool!!
As a runner I always wear black bottoms.  Not smart at night so this product is perfect for me. 
Check this out.
AMAZING!!  Not going to go on an outside night time outing without them! Would be great for coats and jackets used to just walk to and from sporting and other events!

They’re specially formulated with a durable adhesive so that you can tag your clothes, sneakers, helmets, bikes, backpacks, Halloween costumes, pet harnesses or any area that requires the safety illumination from headlights.
LunaTagz are available in an array of kid-friendly shapes and sizes, from skulls, lightning bolts and hearts to paw prints, flowers and peace signs.  You can check them all out at
The people at LunaTagz have graciously offered one lucky reader a Halloween 4 Pack!
To enter follow the directions below." rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be drawn on October 15th so they can get the prize in time for Halloween!
Let's prepare for a safe and happy Halloween!!

The samples and giveaway were provided to me by Lunatagz.  No other compensation was given for my review and all opinions are my own.

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fingers

Bacon and cheese are both huge weaknesses of mine.  So when I saw this recipe I had to try it out. It had delicious flavor.  The coating was a bit hard to get to stick.  Make sure your bacon is finely chopped, your cheese is finely shredded and you are careful when you turn the chicken. I doubled the recipe. It had great flavor and my family loved it! I will be making it again.
Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fingers
2/3 cup Bisquick                        
1/2 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese                        
1/4  cup cooked real bacon bits or pieces (chopped fine)                  
1/2  teaspoon  garlic salt                        
1/2  teaspoon paprika                        
boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips                        
1  egg, slightly beaten                        
3  Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted                        

Heat oven to 450ºF. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.                           
 Mix Bisquick mix, cheese, bacon, salt and paprika in 1-gallon resealable plastic food-storage bag. Dip a few of the chicken strips into egg; place in bag of Bisquick mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken. Drizzle butter over chicken. 
Bake 12 to 14 minutes, turning after 6 minutes with pancake turner, until no longer pink in center.
Dip in your favorite dip.  We used Ranch.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Idaho Style Finger Steaks

 There was a time in my life that we deep fat fried all the time.  Now due to many different reasons I really don't like to deep fat fry things and very rarely do it.  My family had been bugging me for finger steaks.  I mentioned trying them baked this family instantly glared at me and insisted that would not be good.  So I obliged and they were delicious!! I won't deep fry often but this is one thing I will keep doing because we only eat it once in a great while.  The rumor is that Finger Steaks originally started in Idaho (my home state) so how could I not try this recipe out.  It was similar to what my mother in law makes.  Recipe is a definite keeper also!! 

Idaho Style Finger Steaks 
from The Cooking Channel
1 pound boneless beef sirloin or cube steak (1/2-inch thick)
2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
Vegetable oil, for frying (I used Canola)
2 cups all-purpose flour
Trim the excess fat from the steak and cut into strips about 1/2-inch wide and 2 to 3 inches long.

Whisk together the buttermilk, Worcestershire, 2 teaspoons of the salt and 1 teaspoon each of the black pepper, granulated garlic, dry mustard and paprika in a bowl.
Heat 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer to 400 degrees F.

Whisk together the flour, the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and the remaining 1 teaspoon each of the black pepper, granulated garlic, dry mustard and paprika in a shallow dish.
In batches, dredge the strips into the buttermilk mixture and then the seasoned flour, then back into the buttermilk mixture, and back again into the seasoned flour. (Yes the double dip method).
(I doubled the recipe because hubby cut up a lot of steak.)
Dip the double-dredged strips carefully into the hot oil. You will need to fry them in batches to avoid overcrowding. When the strips are golden brown and crisp, about 4-5 minutes,
remove them onto a paper-towel-lined plate.
Dip in Ranch, BBQ Sauce or Cocktail Sauce.


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