Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Post Christmas Clean-Up Tips

Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

It’s now time for that dreaded post-Christmas clean-up. I know, none of us like to think about it, but it’s still there, the clutter, the tree, the decorations and the mess. Here’s some links to a few amazing and helpful sites that have some pretty great ideas on clean-up and decluttering!

  • Holiday Clean Up: Clutter Cutting Ideas for Year’s End - CLICK HERE!
  • The Time Manager - How to Organize After Christmas - CLICK HERE! 
  • 10 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ORGANIZING AFTER CHRISTMAS - CLICK HERE!
  • Get a head start on next Christmas with these tips - CLICK HERE!

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Now turn on some of your favorite music and make it a fun clean-up process!

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com/orzalaga

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas – Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

There’s always that one person or couple that you just don’t know what to get, and you end up putting their gift off to the very last-minute, only because of the sheer frustration. Here’s a helpful list of links that will most definitely aid in this gift-giving dilemma.

  • 21 Last Minute Gifts That Are Actually Thoughtful! Buzzfeed – CLICK HERE!
  • 16 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts Anyone Will Adore! – bestproducts.com- CLICK HERE!
  • 50 chic, last-minute gift ideas under $50! nymag.com – CLICK HERE!
  • 25 Genius Last-Minute Gift Ideas: All You Need is a Grocery Store! The Penny Hoarder – CLICK HERE!
  • Here are some of the best last-minute gifts of 2016 – Business Insider – CLICK HERE!
  • Oh and don’t forget your Dapper Snappers! The perfect gift for Parents of a toddler or Mom-to-be! CLICK HERE!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us at Toddler Tech USA!

The above image is courtesy of Pixabay.com/Pexels

 

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Perfect Christmas Treat! Peanut ButterFat Bombs (Healthy Fats)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Peanut Butter Fat Bombs are taking the internet by storm, and for good reason…Healthy fats are all the rage! Let’s get these babies going…

Ingredients: clean-eating-peanut-butter-fat-bombs-pin

  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, in liquid state
  • 1/4 cup clean peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pure liquid stevia to taste
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions:

These are also “clean eating” talk about bonus!

The above image and recipe are courtesy of TheGraciousPantry.com

 

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Best Christmas Music – (Listen Free)

Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Why not listen to your choice of Christmas music from now until Christmas, free?! Here’s a few places on the web that you can go and listen all you want, free. christmas-1896087_1280

  • 8Tracks Radio – CLICK HERE! Free music streaming for any time, place, or mood. Christmas, Michael Bublé, and Bing Crosby. You can also download one of our free apps to enjoy internet radio on your favorite device.
  • iHeart Christmas Radio – CLICK HERE! Hear all your favorite music and radio, free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.
  • Relax River – CLICK HERE!  For those of you who like to see a pretty image on screen while the music plays…”Popular Christmas Songs”: Christmas carols, free online xmas music for holidays 2014
  • XmasFun.com – CLICK HERE! Listen To Christmas Music Online. Here’s some great Christmas Music medleys you can listen to online. Each is at least 1 hour long or a complete artist’s album. Enjoy!

The image is courtesy of Pixabay.com /cocoparisienne 

 

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Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

I know Eggnog may be an acquired taste, but the people I know, who drink Eggnog, LOVE IT!

Ingredients: 
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  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rum (optional)
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

Directions:

This awesome recipe is property of - © 2016 Allrecipes.com

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Peanut Brittle (Homemade – Eat it or Gift it)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

This recipe is delicious and also “clean eating“…you can adjust the ingredients if you are not a clean eater, but I advise you to try it as intended. :)  Delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. roasted, lightly salted peanuts
  • 3 cups honey
  • 3/4 cup grass-fed butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Prep your freezer so you have a place to place your cookie sheet. Remember, the bottom will be hot.
  • For the simple and complete instructions – CLICK HERE!

This can be eaten and enjoyed at home, in your pj’s  with some hot cocoa or gift it!

This recipe and image are courtesy of the amazing – TheGraciousPantry.com

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Homemade Popcorn Seasoning Gifts!

Monday, December 12, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is a perfect homemade gift idea for those of you who love to give handmade gifts!

BARBECUE POPCORN SEASONING

INGREDIENTS: popcorn-season

  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika (regular paprika is not the same)
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. powdered sucanat (I powdered mine in my Ninja blender)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. fine salt

SPICY CURRY POPCORN SEASONING

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tbsp. garam masala
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. fine salt

MEXICAN POPCORN SEASONING

INGREDIENTS: pop

  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered sucanat (optional)

HERBAL POPCORN SEASONING
(Best served with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on too)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tbsp. celery seed
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. fine salt

DIRECTIONS:

Enjoy!

This recipe and image are courtesy of TheGraciousPantry.com

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2016 Christmas Gift Guide (for kids)…

Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

I know shopping can be hard especially for kids who aren’t your own. I’ve compiled a few sites and linked them so you can hopefully find that perfect gift.

The Toy Insider:  HOLIDAY GUIDE: HOT 20  - CLICK HERE! Top toys of 2016 for every kid on your list!

The Toy Insider:  HOLIDAY GUIDE: STEM 10  - CLICK HERE! Top toys that spark a kids passion for learning.

The Toy Insider:  HOLIDAY GUIDE: TOP TECH 12 –  CLICK HERE! The most innovative Tech toys your kids will love.

Brostrick : 2016’s Most Popular New Toys for Kids This Christmas - CLICK HERE! The hottest toys are on this list…if you don’t know what a Hatchimal is…you better get to reading or see below and click the image.

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Happy Shopping! 

The above image is courtesy of Toys R us and/or Hatchimals

 

 

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Energy Ball Snowmen!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Everything we eat during the Holidays doesn’t have to increase our pant size…and these little snowmen are the perfect snack to give us energy for shopping, wrapping, baking, mommy(ing) and hitting the gym.

Needed Tools: snowman

  • A good food processor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted and packed tight
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips (for eyes)
  • 2 baby carrots (for nose)

Directions:

The above recipe and image are courtesy of TheGraciousPantry.com

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Christmas Printables, activities and more…

Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

I’ve compiled a list of sites that offer FREE Christmas printables, cards, activities and more. Enjoy!

Here ya go, hope it helps…

Christmas Theme Activities for Preschool –  CLICK HERE!  snow-globe-160725_640

Christmas Printable Activities & Worksheets – CLICK HERE!
(for Preschool and Kindergarten)

70 Free Christmas Printables – CLICK HERE!

FREE Christmas PreK/K Pack {Updated and Expanded!} – CLICK HERE!

Christmas Printables (Cards, games, printables & more) – CLICK HERE!

Christmas Printables, coloring, puzzles and more – CLICK HERE!

Christmas countdowns, printables and more – CLICK HERE!

Enjoy and have fun!

Image courtesy of Pixabay.comOpenClipart-Vectors 

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