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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Fun: Campfire Cones


Every summer we try to spend a week or so at my parents' home in Utah.
The kids love being with their cousins, playing outside in the big backyard,
taking care of the animals, and cooking around the fire pit.
My dad and brothers built this fun campfire pit in the backyard and it is a 
fan favorite with all the grandchildren.
 Every summer we cook at at least once during our visit and I always
try to introduce the family to a new and fun campfire treat.
This year we tried Campfire Cones and they did not disappoint!


The idea behind campfire cones is to fill an ice cream cone with lots of delicious things,
wrap it in foil, and cook it in the campfire.
Our delicious ingredients for the campfire cones included:

toffee bits
strawberries
bananas
peanut butter chips
cashews
marshmallows
mini M&M's

I put each ingredient in a mason jar, loaded them all up in a Longaberger basket
with the cones, tin foil, and a Sharpie to write our names on them,
and headed out to the campfire pit with the family.


The kids were so excited to concoct their own delicious campfire dessert,
and they wasted no time getting started with their creations once I set the portable
buffet basket down on the picnic table.
It was fun to see their little personalities and preferences expressed in their choices.
JT's was stuff with as much fruit and marshmallows as he could stuff in the
little sugar cone and Isabella was all about the CHOCOLATE!


Of course, my combination of strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, cashews 
and chocolate was the most delicious concoction of them all.
My mom agreed, except she asked me to hold the bananas in hers.


My dad declared that they were better than S'mores and I know at least
three family members came back for seconds, so I would say that
Campfire Cones were a success and have a bright future at the Terry Fire Pit.


CAMPFIRE CONES TIPS & TRICKS

*After you load up your sugar cone, wrap it in foil, and toss it in the coals of the fire.

*It will take 5-8 minutes to get all toasty and melty.

*If you have a lot of cones going into the fire at the same time, I recommend
having a Sharpie handy so that each person can put their name on their cone.

*You'll also need tongs of some sort to get the cones in and out of the fire 
because it can pretty HOT HOT HOT near the fire.

*We used sugar cones, but I'd like to experiment with waffle ones one day.

*Make sure you have plenty of chocolate on hand and ENJOY!



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TOO Cute Tuesday: Linky Par-Tay! #200


Happy 200th TOO Cute Tuesday!!!!!!
Thank you to all of you that come every week and share
all of your fabulous ideas, recipes, and projects.
I really appreciate it!
Be sure you hop over and enter my $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!

Last week JT had a dream come true when he got to
be the BIG, STRONG BOY to help John with his python trick.
Over the years he's appeared in John's animal magic shows in several
capacities, but never with the python.
We all adore John Abrams and you should too!!!!

Now onto TOO Cute Tuesday!

What did you make this week that is TOO Cute??
Come link up!

Rules:
  • Must be made by you.
  • Link up to the specific post - not your main blog.
  • No Etsy shops or giveaways please :)
  • Please post the button or link back here so more people can join in the fun.
  • Visit some of the other participants and leave them some LOVE!
TOO Cute Tuesday will be open Tuesday-Saturday.
On Saturday or Monday I'll highlight some of my favorites
and then we'll start over on Tuesday!





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I changed the linky party so that the most recently uploaded project will show up as number one. This way everyone gets a chance on top. So, look in the first spot for your project, not at the end. Thanks!!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shopping for P&G Favorites Made Easy with Walmart.com GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.

walmart.com

I used to love shopping.
Perusing the aisles of the store looking for my favorite products and checking out
new things that I just needed to buy.
That has all changed as my kids have gotten older.
I will put off going to the store for DAYS because I dread the whining
and the feet dragging and the silly horseplay that is sure to ensue if I take longer
than 10 minutes to do all the shopping.

But Walmart.com has made shopping for my favorite P&G products fun again!
I shop whenever and wherever I want - even in my PJs.
The Walmart smartphone app makes it easy shop on the go too.

walmart app

The other day I started shopping from home and had to run JT to water polo
before I finished up my order.
I opened up the app while I waited for him at practice, and since my Walmart.com
account is linked, it remembered what I had already shopped for
and let me finish up my order.




The other cool thing about the Walmart.com app is that you can use it in the store
to scan the items as you shop and it will total them as you go so you can
keep on budget. Such a handy little feature!



Walmart.com offers the great variety and everyday low prices
that I find at my local Walmart - especially on my favorite P&G products.
I can order my Pampers Swaddlers and Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes for Grace
and choose whether to have them shipped to my local Walmart for FREE with the
Site to Store option or I can have them shipped to my home directly.
Shipping to my home is free when I spend $50 or more - which is never hard
to spend with three kids in the house!


Walmart.com also offers a variety of payment options - including Walmart Gift Card
and Pay with Cash option if you don't want to use a credit card online.
So if you're looking for a convenient way to shop be sure to get the Walmart.com app 
for yourself and start shopping in your jammies for your favorite P&G products!

I've got a $25 Walmart gift card to give away to my fabulous readers!
This means you can try out shopping from Walmart.com for free
and see how easy and convenient it is.
Believe me, you'll never go back!



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