Monday, November 29, 2010
Easy Chocolate Truffles
Recipe for Easy Chocolate Truffles:
1 1/2 cups brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker Original Supreme)
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
2 or 3 squares of almond bark (or chocolate chips)
candy sprinkles (optional)
I'm linking this up for this week's parties and The Holiday Recipe Exchange at Food, Fun and Fotos.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Magic Warble: Book Review & Giveaway
Victoria Simcox weaves a wonderful fantasty tapestry. She takes a girl (Kristina), who's an unpopular outcast in our world and transports her to Bernovem, where she's popular and well liked. She also takes a group of popular wealthy brats and by transporting them to a magical world where they're wealth means nothing, she shows their lack of character.
Written on two levels, the exterior storyline's plot and characters create emotions that will make the reader feel the fear and embrace the joy that is contained within the book's pages. While the interior storyline (the one that is developing in the reader's mind), is a good depiction of the rewards and punishments that should be associated with good and evil behavior.
The classic struggle between good and evil, combined with a world inhabited by mythological creatures, and an unlikely "chosen" hero, will make you want to read into the wee hours of the morning and is sure to be loved by children and adult fantasy lovers alike!
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Win it! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a copy of The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Aurora Dreamy Eyes Toy Review & Giveaway
Disclosure: For hosting this giveaway, I received a free Dreamy Eyes toy to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
My Ultimate Wish List
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday Favorites - Week 40
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Introducing Our Holly Bloggy Giveaway Sponsors
Holly Bloggy Christmas 2010
Hun...What's for Dinner? is a fantastic blog featuring some yummy recipes. Seriously--every time I stop by this blog, I find something that I want to make, from chicken spaghetti to apple cake with caramel frosting! Defintely a must-see for all foodies. Cindy at Hun...What's for Dinner? is offering a Wilton Chocolate Pro Melting Pot and 2 Bags of Chocolate Melts worth $48. Sweet!
If you like scrapbooking, you'll love this sponsor! Scrapbook Circle offers a unique scrapbook kit for each month of the year. Each kit offers an array of patterned paper and embellishments. I was lucky enough to win a kit from SC on another blog, so I can testify that the kits are great! SC also has a blog to give you some great layout ideas! The site's owner Lisa Andrews is giving away her December Kit worth $29.95.
Kinley Lane Designs
You may remember this sponsor from a recent giveaway here at Simply Sweet Home. This lovely boutique features fashion, cute accessories, and more! Lacey flowers adorn everything from tops to headbands, and even rings. And new for the holidays, Kinley Lane has a line of bobble necklaces that you just have to see! Tricia at Kinley Lane Designs is offering a $25 gift certificate to her shop.
Simply Sweet Creations
Simply Sweet Creations is my shop where I sell my handmade jewelry and accessories. You'll find earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and keychains. I'm also in the process of adding some decor items, including some handmade wreaths. I'm offering a bundle of jewelry worth $17.
So get your posts ready and join us for the Holly Bloggy Christmas!
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Monday, November 22, 2010
Making Your Own Gummies (Review and a Giveaway!)
Looking for a fun and unique Christmas gift for the kids? Or a fun homeschool activity? Then check this out! Over the weekend I got a chance to make my very own Christmas Gummies using a Make Your Own Gummies Kit from the makers of Glee Gum!
As you all probably know by now, I'm always excited to try new recipes and food products, so I was really psyched to try out this kit. I was very intrigued by the process in which these candies are made, particularly by the use of powdered seaweed and a piece of actual seaweed! And I think kids will really love this activity. After all, what kid doesn't love to mix and make things? (And since there's candy involved, that will make it an even more exciting experiment!)
So this kit allows you to try a new activity with your kids, make a little a candy, and have fun, without making a total mess of your kitchen, taking up your entire afternoon, or costing you a lot of money! Excellent!
Win it! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a Make Your Own Candy Kit. Winner chooses between the Gummies kit, the Make Your Own Chocolate kit, or the Make Your Own Gum kit. (Giveaway is for US residents only.)
Giveaway Closed. Congrats to Gabrielle at California Monkey Momma!
Disclosure: I was given a Make Your Own Candy Kit of my choice for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.