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Month: April 2015

Make Your Movie Night Yummy with ACT II Popcorn Cupcakes ~ Recipe

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Family movie nights are my favorite way to spend quality time snuggling and snacking with my kids.  We try to make time for movie nights at least once a week. ACT II Popcorn is always a staple during our movie night fun.  We eat it plain, with different toppings, or in several different extra special recipes.  With the 28 pack box available at Sam’s Club, its easy for me to always keep ACT II stocked up in the house despite my mommy brain!

One of my kids favorite popcorn treats during movie night is popcorn cupcakes!  There sweet, salty, and always decorated to coordinate with the movie we’ll be enjoying.
My last movie night was a mommy and daughter night, the boys were out at the local batting cages and go-cart park while Lilly’s asthma was acting up.  So to make up for her missing the fun we had some girly movie fun!
To make your movie night perfect:
– Gather the blankets and pillows
– Put on your sweats and get nice and comfy
– Set up your TV room table with beverages, the perfect snack, and napkins
– Turn off your phone and devices
– Get ready to curl up on the couch, relax, and snuggle your munchkins
For our Girly Fairy Movie Night we made our popcorn cupcakes to look like flowers, because of course fairies and flowers go hand in hand.  At least that’s what Lilly has told me.

Cupcake cups of your choice, silicone or cardstock paper ones work best
Bag of ACT II popcorn popped
1/2 cup of Condensed milk
Melting Chocolate
Pop a bag of ACT II Popcorn and empty the bag into a large bowl and let it cool off.
Once your popcorn is cooled down, mix in the condensed milk and mix it until everything is equally covered.

Fill up the cupcake cups with the popcorn mixture.
Once the sweet and salty popcorn mix is packed into the cups, things get fun. 
This is usually the time when I hear the kids running in to help.
It’s time to decorate!

Melt your chocolate chips, I use chocolate decorating bottles but you can use a spoon to drizzle on the chocolate or place it in a baggy and snip the corner.
Decorate the cupcake with what ever colored chocolate you’d like, and then add sprinkles, cookie crumbles, or anything your heart desires.

These are a great way to start Movie Night with a smile!
While I was purchasing my recent box of popcorn at Sam’s Club, they were having an in-club demo that I was able to attend.
During this demo they were giving out samples of a delicious ACT II popcorn and OREO cookies mix.  The snacking possibilities with popcorn are endless!
Ready to start creating all sorts of yumminess with ACT II popcorn?  Download the Ibotta app and look for an exclusive $2.00 off coupon for ACT II popcorn to use at Sam’s Club (while supplies last).
What’s your favorite way to enjoy ACT II Popcorn from Sam’s Club?

My new obsession! Pearls Olives To Go ~ The Snack Ready Olives!

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pearls Olives and Sweat Pink, all opinions are always 100% my own*
As we come into the beautiful spring and summer months I am always on the look out for easy, healthy, and yummy snacks that I can throw in our lunch sack or beach bag.  Like most families we very busy as soon as the weather gets nice, between soccer and baseball, and the beach and the playground, we are always on the go.  Packing snacks saves us money and time, plus we have much healthier options than what would be available at vending machines or snack carts.
I am very excited about the new Olives To Go from Pearls.  My kids all LOVE olives, so these will definitely be a staple in our bags from now on!  There healthy and mess free, which is perfect for both my munchkins and me!

Olives To Go come in 4 varieties:
Kalamata Pitted Greek Olives
Pimiento Stuffed Spanish Green Olives
Sliced California Black Ripe Olives
Black Pitted Olives
Our current favorites are the black pitted olives and the pimiento stuffed Spanish green olives.  The sliced black olives also came in really handy when I needed to add olives to a pasta salad dish.  I didn’t have to dirty the can opener or strain any juice, just opened the package and poured them in.  Super easy!
Olives To Go are available at both Shaw’s and DeMoula’s in the Boston area, as well as other major retailers nationwide.
For everyone in the Boston area, look for a coupon for Pearls Olives to Go in The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Wall Street Journal and many other Boston-area newspapers on Sunday, May 3rd!
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Lilly’s Fabkids April Outfit! Our Stylish Subscription Addiction, Fabkids for the little Fashionista!

*Disclosure – As a FabKids blogger I was gifted this outfit; as always all opinions are 100% my own and not influenced in anyway*
Have you read my other Fabkids outfit reviews?  If so, then you already know we are totally in love with this subscription service!  Lilly has so much fun picking out her outfits each month and she checks the mail everyday waiting for her cool pink package to come!
This is Lilly’s April outfit, the “Fire Princess Outfit”.  The outfit comes with an extra flowy bright orange dress and black leggings.  This dress is beautiful and Lilly couldn’t stop spinning and jumping in it, she loved how the flow of the dress twirled as she moved.

The dress looks adorable with the black leggings that came with the outfit, which makes it perfect for spring.  It will also look great on its own in the summer.
Fabkids has done it again, with another Fab outfit!
Every outfit from Fabkids includes 2 pieces, for just $29.95.  Fabkids is available in sizes 2-12 for both boys and girls.
After you sign up as a Fabkids VIP member you have till the 5th of each month to “skip the month” otherwise your credit card is charged the $29.95 monthly charge which gives you credit for an outfit pick.
You simply log onto your account and pick what your child will like and it shows up at your door, in a bright blue or pink box!
No need to tackle the mall or search through stores for an affordable and fashionable set, Fabkids gives you a great selection at an affordable price every month!
Plus as another amazing perk, Fabkids is currently offering 20% off your first outfit plus free shipping.  Now that’s a great value!
Fabkids also offers a great selection of beautiful shoes, that can be chosen instead of an outfit pick.
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Brick Fest Live Boston Dates and Coupon Code!

Brick Fest Live is coming to Boston!
May 15th thru the 17th
At the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlbourough, Ma
Get inspired, educated, and entertained with LEGO bricks! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live.

 Save $2 on LEGO Brick Fest Event tickets here, use code: FAMGUIDE

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe with RITZ® Crackers

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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe 

Summer is almost here and cookouts are in full swing.  We use RITZ® Crackers to make countless appetizers but a family favorite is my chocolate chip cheese ball recipe paired with yummy RITZ® crackers.  It is a perfect salty sweet mix that is delicious any time of day!


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