Monday, November 30, 2015

Spread Cheer With Betty Crocker Cookies This Holiday Season #SpreadCheer

Jason and I have always been parents who stress the importance of giving to others throughout the year. We get so much joy from giving to others, and it's a lesson to our girls that giving is always better than receiving. In addition to the community outreach programs we are participating in this year, we also decided to Spread Cheer to one of our neighbors, with a little help from Betty Crocker. First, we crafted a little holiday snowman bucket with a few simple craft items we had laying around the house.

Then, we stocked up on Betty Crocker Cookies and other baking supplies to fill our basket.

Since you only need to add a few simple ingredients to the cookie mix (butter and an egg), I let the girls have free reign over the entire baking and decorating process.

Then, it was time to package up the treats in our snowman bucket. We dressed up the packaging with some adorable printable holiday tags from Betty Crocker.

And the girls set off to Spread Cheer to the neighbors with their yummy baked goods.

Not only did we include baked Betty Crocker Cookies, we put in some homemade hot cocoa mix, peppermint sticks, Christmas candies, and included a few extra pouches of Betty Crocker Cookie Mix so the neighbors could Spread Cheer to another neighbor, the mailman or a friend or relative!

Want to Spread Cheer yourself this holiday season? Head over to Betty Crocker first and get your printable coupon to save $1 off Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes!


I am giving away $20 Paypal to one lucky person who creates their own Spread Cheer gift basket.


Craft a Spread Cheer gift basket, snap a photo, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SpreadCheer AND tag me in your entry (Facebook tag: Theresa's Mixed Nuts. Twitter or Instagram tag: marison459), then submit your entry link on the Giveaway Tools form below.


Turn Back the Clock - Apple Watch and Hydra Skin Sciences Giveaway

 *Disclosure- This is not a sponsored post. I did not receive compensation to help promote this giveaway. Theresa's Mixed Nuts is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what happened to that youthful look you used to have? You still feel vibrant and full of energy, but sometimes you wish you could turn back the clock… even just a few years?

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 If you want youthful, flawless looking skin, then Hydra Skin Sciences also offers Allegro Anti-Aging cream. Allegro's breakthrough formula delivers whole collagen molecules to the skin. The peptide-rich wrinkle serum is applied to the skin, rebuilding and rejuvenating the skin. This will give you the appearance of smooth, supple, wrinkle-free skin. Allegro works naturally to help replenish your skin’s moisture, firming its appearance and restoring your natural glow to reveal a younger-looking you.  

Now for the Giveaway!

  Hydra Skin Sciences has sponsored this awesome giveaway! One super lucky winner will receive the Brio Day & Night Serum, the Allegro Anti-Aging Cream AND an Apple Watch sport! Total Prize package is valued at over $550! 

Giveaway is open to US residents, 18+ and ends 12/15. Good Luck! Share this Giveaway with your friends and use hashtag #TurnBackTime

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Swiss Colony Chocolate Torte Giveaway

Disclosure- Theresa's Mixed Nuts did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

The Swiss Colony Chocolate Torte Collection Giveaway

Chocolate and the holidays just go hand in hand, don't you think? Sweets shouldn't be reserved just for the jolly, fat man. I like to indulge too! What better way to satisfy a sweet tooth than with some Swiss Colony Chocolate Tortes? If you agree, then don't pass up this giveaway! One lucky winner is going to receive 3 scrumptious chocolate tortes!


Chocolate Dobosh: Creamy, chocolate over 15 layers of chocolate Dobosh cream and cake. 1 1/4-lbs
Mint Chocolate Torte: Butter creme plus creme de menthe liqueur and cake with chocolate. 1 1/4-lbs
Triple Chocolate Torte: Fudge is layered with chocolate cake and covered with chocolate. 1-lb. 5-oz.

Dates: 11/28-12/12

Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rice Pudding Crème Brûlée

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

Now that we have Thanksgiving behind us, we're heading full swing into Christmas party mode. Of course, that means lots and lots of food! In an effort to steer away from the normal cookies and pies I usually take to holiday functions, I've been trying out some different recipes these past few weeks that would wow a crowd. I found this Rice Pudding Crème Brûlée recipe recently on Golden Blossom Honey that caught my attention. The flavor combination sounded too good to pass up!

I took a little sample bite, which turned into eating more than my fair share of the pan. It was that good! I think this would be a hit at any social gathering this holiday season!

2/3 cup water
1/3 cup long grain rice
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup light brown sugar


You can find this recipe, as well as many more delicious recipes right on the Golden Blossom Honey recipe page! Be sure to follow Golden Blossom Honey on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on new products and promotions.

If you like this recipe, be sure to come back every Friday, where I feature a new recipe from Golden Blossom Honey!

 What desserts do you like to bring to holiday gatherings?


Monday, November 23, 2015

Shop BoomBoom Prints For Hip & Stylish Home Goods + $50 GC Giveaway!

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I tend to gravitate towards unique or quirky items. It's such a joy when I stumble upon fun finds from independent artists. I think those finds are some of the best to decorate with, and especially to gift to loved ones! I was recently pretty giddy to learn about BoomBoom Prints. If you aren't familiar with BoomBoom Prints, you should get acquainted now. Why? Because they are a free marketplace that allows artists to showcase their work on many different products. What you get by shopping BoomBoom Prints are products that you can customize with the artist to get exactly what you want. 
With a community of over 3,000 independent artists from all over the world, offering more than 30,000 beautiful and unique designs, there is something for everyone here. There are many categories to shop. Find decor for every room in your home, get gifts that will be treasured for many years, or even pick up something for your pets, too! From wall prints to clothing, cell phone cases, pillows and bags, the artwork options paired with customizable product is almost endless. I want to share a few of my favorite designs that I found on BoomBoom Prints.

Allison has a slight obsession with pillows, piling them up in the corner of her room to make a cozy reading nook. When I saw that they had floor pillows, I knew I had to get her one. A big, fluffy floor pillow would be much cozier to read on than a bunch of little ones! Since she loves pugs, I did a quick search to see what pug artwork was available, then narrowed it down to this Pug Toy Dog Floor Pillow

When my order arrived, I was really happy that the print on the actual pillow was an exact match to what was displayed on the website. 

I was also pleased that the pillow was soft and cushy, not filled with bean bag filler, so it's super comfy to rest on. The pillow features a concealed zipper, removable case for washing, and the artwork is printed on both sides. It really does make for the perfect reading nook pillow, or even to plop on the living room floor for family movie night! The quality of the pillow is top notch, and I know it will withstand a lot of abuse that a tween girl can throw at it.

If you are looking to add some unique artwork to your home or attire, or if you simply want to find that perfect gift for someone who appreciates receiving items from independent artists, I highly recommend shopping at BoomBoom Prints! Even better, they want to offer my readers a discount of 15% off by using code TMNBBP01 at checkout. The discount will run through 12/31/15!

If you would like to explore the designs for yourself, be sure to check out BoomBoom Prints website. Additionally, stay up to date on new products and promotions by following along with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win a $50 BoomBoom Prints Gift Card! Giveaway is open to U.S., 18+ and ends 12/9/15. All entries are verified, so please make sure you are properly entering for the entries you claim. Failure to do so will result in your entries being removed from the giveaway.

JUST DANCE 2016 Tops My Teen's Holiday Wishlist #JustDance2016 #CG

As many of you know, Mariah and I take Hip Hop Dance classes twice a week. For us, dancing is an awesome way to get fit while having fun! Since our instructor is only available twice a week, we have to find alternative fitness routines to keep in shape on all the other days. With our love of dancing, it's a no-brainer that we play the Just Dance video games at home to keep our exercise flow going the rest of the week. Ever since the very first Just Dance game was released, we've been hooked, and both girls have requested the newest version every Christmas since. It's one traditional gift that they can count on receiving each year from us and they would be pretty disappointed if a holiday went by without a new version under the tree. Luckily, Just Dance 2016 was just released, so Christmas came a little early for my girls this year!

Jam packed with 40 hit songs, Just Dance 2016 will have you movin' and groovin' to today's hottest beats! Shake it to hits like "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars, "Cool For the Summer" by Demi Lovato, and "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. Or, if you prefer a few old school tracks, get down to "You're The One That I Want" from the movie Grease or "Copacabana" by Frankie Bostello. There's a fabulous mix of songs appropriate for all ages! My favorite is "Want To Want" by Jason DeRulo, and both my girls agree that their favorite its "Heartbeat Song" by Kelly Clarkson.

The graphics are bright and engaging, and I love that they put the song lyrics at the bottom of the screen so you can sing along. Additionally, instructional moves are displayed at the bottom as well to make it easier to follow along with the dancer in the center of the screen.

It's hard to get an overall feel of the game through photos alone, so I tossed together a little clip of us doing a few dance routines from 3 of the songs from Just Dance 2016. Now, we only did one practice run on the songs before taping to show that it's not too hard to pick up on learning the routines. However, we didn't perfect them after the first run, so be gentle on us if you watch, hehe!

See, you really do get a good workout while having fun! 

Just Dance 2016 is available on all motion-controlled gaming platforms, including Xbox 1, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Wii U, and Wii. Just in time for the holidays, I think it would make a fantastic stocking stuffer for your teen, or really, anyone who loves to dance and have fun!

If you would like to learn more about Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft, follow along on Facebook and Twitter. Also, check out more video on their website.

Is Just Dance 2016 on your holiday wish list this year? 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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