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Friday, February 23, 2024

(Win it!) See Cabrini in Theaters on March 8th! #CabriniMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

 

Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

In today's post, I'm excited to tell you about a movie that has a very good chance of becoming one of your favorite movies - Cabrini! I encourage you to get your tickets to step into the world of courage, compassion, and unwavering determination with Cabrini – the movie event of the year hitting theaters on March 8th! Keep reading to read about the movie, our thoughts, and for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Here is a quick overview:

From Alejandro Monteverde, award-winning director of Sound of Freedeom, comes the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society's most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen.

Here is the trailer:

Having had the incredible opportunity to catch an early screening of this cinematic masterpiece, I am bursting with excitement to share with you the sheer brilliance of "Cabrini." Directed by the renowned Alejandro Monteverde, the visionary behind the acclaimed "Sound of Freedom," this film is not just a movie; it's an experience that will leave you utterly awe-inspired.

Set against the backdrop of 1889 New York City, Cabrini tells the remarkable true story of Francesca Cabrini, an immigrant with a heart of gold and an unyielding spirit. From the moment the opening scene graced the screen, I found myself completely captivated by Cabrini's journey – a journey marked by adversity, but fueled by an unwavering dedication to serve others.

What truly struck me was the portrayal of Cabrini's indomitable resolve in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. With every obstacle she encountered – be it disease, crime, or the indifference of those in power – Cabrini stood tall, her determination unwavering as she fought tirelessly for the rights and well-being of immigrant orphans.

As the narrative unfolded before my eyes, I couldn't help but be moved to my core by Cabrini's unwavering faith and her tireless efforts to make the world a better place. Her journey from humble beginnings to becoming the first American citizen to be canonized as a saint is nothing short of extraordinary, and it serves as a testament to the power of one individual to ignite change and leave an enduring legacy.

From the breathtaking cinematography to the powerful performances that brought Cabrini's story to life, every aspect of this film was executed with unparalleled precision and heartfelt sincerity. I found myself laughing, crying, and cheering alongside the characters, swept up in the emotional rollercoaster of their triumphs and tribulations.

I was so moved by this movie that I couldn't help search the internet to learn more about Cabrini. It's so fascinating that I fell down a rabbit hole and couldn't stop reading. What was most interesting was comments like those on the Youtube page for the trailer. I enjoyed reading comments by people about how they had personal connections through grandparents and ancestors who interacted with Cabrini! It's really incredible!

Mark your calendars for March 8th, grab your friends and family, and be sure to secure your tickets for this cinematic masterpiece that will leave you inspired, uplifted, and forever changed.

Don't miss your chance to experience the extraordinary story of Francesca Cabrini on the big screen. Buy your tickets today and join me in celebrating the indomitable spirit of one woman who dared to dream of a better world and made it a reality.


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Visit Chuy's for National Margarita Day on Thursday, 2/22!

 

My Texas heart loves Chuy's, and I'm thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Get ready to mark your calendars because February 22nd is National Margarita Day, and Chuy's is the place to be for all the festivities!

Join us at Chuy's on February 22nd to celebrate National Margarita Day in style. With their unbeatable deals and irresistible Tex-Mex flavors, it's going to be an event you won't want to miss.

If you aren't familiar with Chuy's, let me share that it's the ultimate Tex-Mex restaurant! Since its inception in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas back in 1982, Chuy's has been a beacon of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine, nestled in an atmosphere bursting with character and charm. With a menu brimming with cherished family recipes hailing from South Texas, New Mexico, and Mexican border towns, every dish is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of our region, crafted with the utmost care from the freshest ingredients available. At Chuy's, it's not just about the food – it's an experience. Step into their colorful and lively space, and you'll instantly feel the warmth and hospitality that sets Chuy's apart. Every visit feels like a celebration, where laughter fills the air, and every meal is a feast for the senses.

National Margarita Day (2/22) is a great day to visit Chuy's! Here's what you can look forward to:

🍹 Drink Specials Galore: Indulge in Chuy's signature margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice. For just $2 more, upgrade any regular House Rocks 'Ritas or House Frozen 'Ritas to a Grande size and keep the souvenir cup (while supplies last)! Plus, enjoy $1 floaters all day long for that extra kick of tequila or orange liqueur.

🍉 New Margarita Flavors: Dive into the deliciousness of Chuy's newest margarita creations - the Spicy Watermelon ‘Rita and the Frozen Ruby Red ‘Rita. But hurry, because these tantalizing treats are only available until March 10th!

🌮 Tex-Mex Delights: Treat your taste buds to Chuy's new lineup of mouthwatering Tex-Mex dishes, including Shrimp and Crab Enchiladas, The Cheesy Pig Burrito, and Macho Nachos. And here's a tip: the Macho Nachos are $3 off on weekdays from 3-6 pm, making them the perfect accompaniment to your National Margarita Day celebration!

Can't stay? No problem! You can enjoy all these amazing specials and your favorite Tex-Mex dishes to-go. Simply order online at order.chuys.com and bring the party home with you!

With 101 locations across 16 states, finding a Chuy's near you is easy. Visit chuys.com/locations to locate your nearest Chuy's and get ready to savor the flavors of National Margarita Day!

Don't miss out on the margarita madness and Tex-Mex delights at Chuy's this February 22nd. It's going to be a fiesta to remember!

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Recipe: Greek Lemon Potato Wedges

 


Recipe: Greek Lemon Potato Wedges

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 3 to 4 large lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds large Russet potatoes
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of lemon zest.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees.


2. Wash and chop the potatoes into wedges or fries.


3. Toss the potato wedges in 2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Optionally, toss with a teaspoon of lemon zest.


4. Spread the potato wedges in a deep baking dish.


5. Pour the lemon juice and then olive oil over the potatoes.


6. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, flipping every 15 or 20 minutes to promote more even cooking. Be careful because there is liquid in the pan.


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The 2024 Girl Scout Lineup of Cookies

The 2024 Girl Scout Cookies have arrived! One of my favorite times of the year is here, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of young girls, especially here in Texas! In today's post, I'll provide details about the benefits of supporting these girls, present the 2024 list of Girl Scout Cookies, inform you about local partnerships offering Girl Scout Cookie-inspired cocktails, mocktails, or CrazyShakes. Additionally, I'll share highlights related to the cookie ingredients and showcase a delightful tradition where we use stencils and confectioners sugar to dust hearts onto Thin Mints and Tagalongs for Valentine's Day!


Let's dive into the benefits. The Girl Scout Cookie Program offers crucial financial support to Girl Scouts. When you purchase cookies, you contribute to funding their diverse activities, ranging from STEM endeavors and leadership initiatives to skill-based activities within their local troops. In certain cases, these funds even enable girls to attend camps! Beyond the financial aspect, there's a profound personal impact. Girls see themselves as entrepreneurs, contemplating business strategies and investing substantial hours in their cookie sales. This experience can instill confidence and nurture their interest in business pursuits. Witnessing the direct correlation between hard work and success serves as a genuine motivator for many girls. When you buy a box of cookies, you not only increase their sales but also play a part in their accomplishments. Numerous small acts of kindness in supporting these girls accumulate swiftly!


The 2024 Girl Scout cookies lineup includes traditional favorites such as Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Samoas, and more. I know that many of you are worried about the ingredients or whether there are gluten-free or vegan options. Let's start with a quick overview of ingredients for all of the cookies:
  • No high-fructose corn syrup
  • No partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)
  • Zero Grams Trans Fat per serving
  • RSPO Certified (Mass Balance) Palm Oil
  • Kosher and Hala Certification
We love that the Girl Scouts has thought about these dietary concerns!

Here is the 2024 Girl Scout Cookie lineup for Northeast Texas (GSNETX):
  • Adventurefuls
  • Lemon-Ups
  • Trefoils
  • Do-si-dos
  • Samoas
  • Tagalongs
  • Thin Mints (made with vegan ingredients)
  • Girl Scout S'mores
  • Toffee-tastic (gluten-free)

Now that we've introduced you to the 2024 Girl Scout Cookie lineup, let's explore a few more delightful ways to savor them:

1. Girl Scout-inspired CrazyShake Milkshakes at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer: Indulge in the extravagance of CrazyShake milkshakes featuring two decadent varieties - Coconut Caramel Donut and Mint Brownie Crunch! These over-the-top delights not only leave a lasting impression but also contribute to a good cause, with $2.00 from each sale being donated to GSNETX!

2. Girl Scout-inspired Cocktails and Mocktails at Sweet Tooth Hotel: Visit Sweet Tooth Hotel for their signature Girl Scout Cookie cocktails and mocktails. A personal favorite is the Lemon Up inspired mocktail! It's a delightful experience to explore these concoctions during the Girl Scout cookie season.

3. Valentine's Day Twist on the Cookies: As a yearly tradition, we love sharing a special recipe for adding a romantic touch to Girl Scout cookies. Try dusting them with powdered sugar hearts for a sweet Valentine's Day treat!

DIY Girl Scout Cookies Dusted with Powdered Sugar Hearts
Supplies
  • 1 box of Thin Mints
  • 1 box of Tagalongs
  • 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 piece of parchment paper
Directions
  1. Fold a piece of parchment paper in half and cut out the shape of a heart.  
  2. Place the stencil tightly over a cookie.
  3. Sift powdered sugar onto a cookie. 
  4. Carefully remove the stencil to reveal the heart. 
  5. Optionally dust extra powdered sugar onto the cookies after you finish the hearts!

Not only are the cookies delicious, but you'll also make a difference in the lives of young girls who are building their leadership abilities. It's a win-win opportunity to share love with hopeful Girl Scouts and your family! 

If you would like to support Girl Scouts in Texas,  find a local cookie booth near you by 

  • Find a cookie booth. Locate a Girl Scout Cookie sale in your community by entering your zip code in the “Find Cookies!” tool.
  • Order cookies online. Do you know a Girl Scout? Ask her if you can buy your cookies from her online site using the Digital Cookie® platform!
  • Follow GSNETEX on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.


We hope that you will consider supporting local Girl Scouts with their entrepreneurial dreams! Their cookies are fabulous, but supporting the dreams of our local girls is even more fabulous! We also hope you enjoy these creative ways to enhance your Girl Scout Cookie experience! 
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Recipe: Easy Mini Sourdough Bread Loaves

Recipe: Mini Sourdough Bread Loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sourdough starter (We have a recipe for sourdough starter.)
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped dried rosemary

1. Dissolve the active dry yeast in the warm water for 1 to 2 minutes and then add to the mixing bowl.

2.  Add the starter and mix it into the yeast and water mixture for approximately 8 minutes with a dough hook on medium speed.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and use a dough hook on medium speed for approximately 10 minutes.

3. Remove the bowl and cover it with a warm damp cloth to allow it to rise.  It will take about 3 hours to rise.

4. Spray the bottom and sides of your mini loaf pan.

5. Remove the dough and knead to redistribute the yeast.  

6. Put the dough back in the bowl and cover it with a clean and damp warm towel.

7. Allow the dough to rise again. The amount of time is up to you, but we typically allow it to rise for 2 hours.

8. Split the dough into four pieces and roll into balls. You'll want to put each piece into a compartment of the mini bread pan. (Optionally, if you have four separate mini bread pans, this will work the same.)

9. Coat the surface of each piece of dough with the olive oil and place it into a compartment of the mini bread pan. You may also want to optionally sprinkle coarse sea salt and/or herbs on the top.  Score the top of each loaf of bread with a knife by creating hash marks.

10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

11. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

12. Allow to cool on a baking rack for 20 minutes. 

Enjoy within a couple of days or freeze extra bread. Remember that this bread is not packed with the same preservatives that you find in many shelf stable breads at the grocery store, so you'll want to freeze extra bread from this recipe.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

(Win it!) See Ordinary Angels in Theaters on 2/23 + Help Erase Medical Debt + Enter for a Chance to Win an Amazon GC! #OrdinaryAngelsMIN #OrdinaryAngelsMovie

Many thanks to Kingdom Faith Marketing Services, LLC for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

In today's post, I want to tell you about a new movie that hits theaters on February 23rd - Ordinary Angels! I'll also share how you can help with medical debt and offer a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a $10 amazon gift card.


As a mom, I know firsthand how quickly medical bills can pile up, turning everyday challenges into mountains to climb. That's why I'm thrilled to share with you an incredible opportunity to make a difference while enjoying an inspiring film.

Ordinary Angels hits theaters on February 23rd, and let me tell you, this is not your ordinary movie—it's an emotional journey that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you feeling inspired to be an angel in your own community.


Based on a true story, Ordinary Angels centers around Sharon (played by the talented Hilary Swank), a fierce yet struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky. Sharon's path crosses with Ed (played by Alan Ritchson), a widower doing everything he can to provide for his two daughters, one of whom is in desperate need of a liver transplant.

Here is the trailer:


As a mom, this storyline resonated deeply with me. It reflects the universal desire we all share for good medical care for our children. The movie beautifully unfolds into an inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and the extraordinary impact of ordinary angels among us.

But here's the best part—you have the chance to be an angel too! By buying tickets to see Ordinary Angels, you're not only treating yourself to an incredible cinematic experience, but you're also contributing to a noble cause. 


The filmmakers have teamed up with RIP Medical Debt to turn your generosity into a force for good. Every dollar you donate eliminates a whopping $100 in medical debt. Together, our goal is to erase $10,000,000 in medical debt relief, making a life-changing impact on families in need. Your support can make the impossible possible!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, family, and even your neighbors, and secure your tickets for Ordinary Angels today! Let's come together as a community, share in this extraordinary story, and make a real difference in the lives of those facing medical debt.


Join the movement, spread the word, and let's be the ordinary angels that transform lives!  Donate here: ordinaryangels.movie/rip

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets to the movie here!


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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

(Win it!) Country Rescue on Great American Pure Flix #CountyRescueMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork


Many thanks to Great American Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 


I am absolutely thrilled to share with you again that I have been chosen as a Great American Pure Flix Ambassador for this year!  As a devout advocate for family-friendly entertainment, this partnership feels like a perfect match, and I cannot wait to embark on this journey with all of you!  In today's post, I'll tell you more about Great American Pure Flix, an awesome new release called Country Rescue, and host a giveaway for one lucky reader to receive a 3-month Great American Pure Flix subscription! 

Let's get started! In my personal experience, finding quality, wholesome content that the whole family can enjoy together has been a bit of a challenge. But fear not, because Great American Pure Flix is here to save the day! With their incredible lineup of uplifting movies and series, they've truly become my go-to destination for entertainment that aligns with my values and brings joy to my household. 


 Now, let me tell you about the latest gem I've discovered on Great American Pure Flix - Country Rescue! Premiering on February 23rd, this heartwarming series follows the lives of courageous EMTs who not only save lives on a daily basis but also navigate the intricacies of their own relationships, faith, and personal challenges. It's a captivating blend of drama, inspiration, and heart that will have you hooked from the very first episode! 

I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek, and let me tell you, "Country Rescue" is a great show! The storytelling is gripping, the characters are relatable, and the underlying message of hope and resilience is truly uplifting. Plus, with new episodes dropping every Friday, there's always something to look forward to! 

I won't spoil surprises, but here is the trailer:


I'm thrilled to announce an exciting giveaway opportunity that our sponsor is providing for one of our lucky readers! One reader will have the chance to win a 3-month subscription to Great American Pure Flix, giving  unlimited access to their vast library of family-friendly content!

Before you enter the giveaway though, mark your calendars, set your reminders, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with:

And don't forget to explore all the other amazing titles available on the platform - you won't be disappointed! Thank you all for joining me, and here's to many more uplifting moments together with Great American Pure Flix! Remember, in a world where quality family entertainment is sometimes hard to come by, Great American Pure Flix is here to save the day!

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Crumbl Cookies Has the Best Desserts for Valentine's Day!

 

Thanks to Crumbl Cookies for sponsoring this post and the fabulous images in this post! All opinions are honest and my own.

If you follow regularly, you know that I am a big fan of Crumbl Cookies and their weekly rotating menu of oversized cookies that always impress!  Some amazing things were born in Logan, UT! This includes my children. It also includes Crumbl Cookies!  This trendy company gave cookies the recognition that they deserve as a top-tier treat for celebrations.  If you are looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift, Crumbl Cookies has you covered whether you want a cookie for your sweetheart, children, co-workers, or your children's teachers!

Crumbl Cookies has mastered the art of cookie perfection, and their Valentine's Day lineup is simply exceptional. Let's delve into the history of this beloved cookie haven. Born in my hometown of Logan, UT, Crumbl Cookies has quickly risen to fame for its oversized, decadent cookies that never fail to impress. While I miss Logan, UT, I am happy that one of the best things about our town is available at dozens of Crumbl Cookies stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro and many other cities nationwide! Just for fun, here is a photo of their first store in Logan, UT!

What sets Crumbl Cookies apart is their unwavering commitment to excellence.  They brainstorm cookie flavors that people will love for Valentine's Day, Christmas, Easter, spring break, and many other occasions. They also make weeks without holidays special with a unique weekly menu. They work on each recipe until perfection, including the base cookie, frosting, and any toppings. Taste and visual appeal are apparent in every single cookie that they design. 

With a rotating weekly menu, they continuously push the boundaries of creativity and flavor. And let me tell you, their Valentine's Day menu from Feb 12-17 is nothing short of extraordinary. We encourage you to indulge in the following Valentine's Day delights:


🍓 CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY: A chocolate cookies & cream cookie smothered with fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate.

🌋 MOLTEN LAVA: A scrumptious dark chocolate cookie oozing with hot fudge and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

❤️ VALENTINE'S ORIGINAL FT. M&M'S® CANDIES: The tried-and-true cookie peppered with crunchy red, pink, and white M&M’S® Candies.



🧁 NILLA BEAN CUPCAKE: A delicious cakey vanilla bean cookie with creamy vanilla cream cheese frosting and a dash of white sprinkles.

🍪 MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP: The classic—you can’t go wrong. Thick, soft, and packed with milk chocolate chips.

❓MYSTERY COOKIE: Is it one of your favorites or something you haven’t tried yet? Check the Crumbl App to see which cookie your local store is offering! At the Southlake, TX location, the Mystery Cookie is their iconic sugar cookie with pink frosting! (Download the app here.)

Personally, I am ordering Crumbl Cookies for my family and my children's teachers. Teachers love it when I email them a link to the weekly Crumbl Cookies menu and ask them to let me know a couple of their favorite cookies for me to get them.  It's fun to drop off the pretty pink Crumbl Cookies boxes for teachers at their schools because I know that they will feel special and enjoy a delicious treat that is almost too pretty to eat!

With dozens of locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and many more nationwide, finding a Crumbl Cookies store near you is a breeze. Plus, their convenient app makes it easy to place orders and earn Loyalty Crumbs with every purchase.

This Valentine's Day, treat yourself and your loved ones to the indulgence of Crumbl Cookies. Trust me, once you take a bite, you'll be hooked for life.  Happy Valentine's Day, and happy cookie indulging! 

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Tokyo Treat is a Perfect Valentine's Day Gift for Your Family! (February box!)

If you follow regularly, you may remember that one of our favorite holiday gift ideas was a Tokyo Treat box! This trendsetting company curates fabulous boxes of treats that are fun to sample. They also provide a booklet that teaches you about Japanese culture, fun facts, and info about each treat. A Tokyo Treat box is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for families! This February, TokyoTreat has curated a delightful and enchanting Valentine's Day-inspired box that is the epitome of love and sweetness. This whimsical gift idea is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a journey into the heart of Japanese Valentine's Day traditions.

Let's start with a quick overview:

Choc-Full of Love: The Valentine's Day box is a chocolate lover's dream come true! Filled with an assortment of delectable and unique Japanese chocolates and snacks, it's a symphony of flavors that will make your heart skip a beat. From creamy and rich to unique and playful, TokyoTreat's selection ensures a sweet surprise with every bite.

Love Notes in a Booklet: What sets this Valentine's Day box apart is the included booklet. Imagine indulging in these delightful treats while flipping through pages filled with fascinating information about Valentine's Day in Japan. Learn about the unique customs, traditions, and the way the Land of the Rising Sun celebrates this day of love. It's not just a box of snacks; it's an immersive experience you can share with your loved ones.

Discover the Story Behind Each Snack: Delve into the world of Japanese snacks with fun facts about each treat included in the box. TokyoTreat provides an engaging way to explore the origin, significance, and quirky details about these delightful snacks. It's the perfect opportunity to bond with your spouse or family as you embark on a delicious journey together.

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift: Searching for the ideal Valentine's Day gift? Look no further! TokyoTreat's Valentine's Day-inspired box is the embodiment of thoughtful gifting. Share the joy of discovering new flavors and cultural tidbits with your loved ones. It's not just a present; it's a shared experience that will create lasting memories.

In our personal experience, my family each took turns picking a snack until they were all distributed. This box is generously packed, so we each had a few snacks!  We then took turns with each of us taking the booklet and reading a page. When we got to a page in the booklet about a snack, the person with that snack would share it with everyone while we read about it.  We did this for each snack! It was a fun opportunity for each person to feel special about sharing snacks and taking turns reading. 

Personally, my favorite snack in the box was the Strawberry Shortcake Kit Kats!

My husband's favorite was the Cacao no Megumi! These rich dark chocolates are 60% cacao.

My oldest son's favorite was the Pirikara Spicy Ramen!


My youngest son's favorite treat was the Pokemon Candy Hearts!

The curators of the Tokyo Treat box always do a great job! There are so many memorable snacks in this generously packed box!  This February, celebrate love in a uniquely Japanese way with TokyoTreat! Unbox joy, savor sweetness, and create cherished moments with the ones you love. 

Get Yours Now: Don't miss out on this enchanting Valentine's Day treat! Visit TokyoTreat's website here for more information and to secure your Valentine's Day-inspired box. With limited availability, order yours before they're all snapped up! You may even want to sign up for an annual subscription to enjoy bonding over expertly curated Tokyo Treat boxes each month!



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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Recipe: Sparkling Citrus Mocktail with Liquid I.V. Nutrition from CVS! #CVSPartner #WellnessWithCVS

 

Recipe: Sparkling Orange Mocktail
Ingredients

Directions
1. Pour the Sparkling Water into a glass.

2. Add the orange juice, Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Electrolyte Drink Mix Packets in Passion Fruit, and gently stir.


3. Optionally add an orange slice for garnish.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

DIY Wonderful Halos Unicorns - The Perfect Candy-Free Valentine Treat!

 

DIY Wonderful Halos Unicorns - The Perfect Candy-Free Valentine Treat!

If you follow regularly, you know that we love Wonderful Halos mandarins for their irresistible combination of healthiness and convenience. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, these little citrus gems offer a guilt-free snack that satisfies both our sweet tooth and nutritional needs. Their portability makes them the perfect on-the-go option, fitting seamlessly into lunchboxes or pockets for a burst of citrusy goodness anytime, anywhere. As a family, we have embraced Wonderful Halos as a beloved staple in our household. When I saw the Wonderful Halos Unicorn craft for Valentine's Day, I knew that I had to make these for my child's class! 

DIY Project: Wonderful Halos Unicorns 

DIY Project Credit: Wonderful Halos (available on their website)

Supplies

  • wonderful halos mandarins
  • tissues
  • small rubber bands
  • colored tape (such as washi tape)
  • scissors
  • straws
  • hot glue or adhesive dots
  • small black dot stickers
  • pink dot or heart stickers
  • black, pink, and red markers (optional)
  • ribbon

Directions
1. To make the unicorn, place a Wonderful Halos mandarin in the center of a tissue. Gather up all the edges of the tissue and fold them up over the mandarin, distributing the pleats that have formed as evenly as possible. Secure the tissue in place with a rubber band. Twist the excess tissue to form the unicorn’s horn. Wrap the horn with colored tape.

2. To make the ears, cut two 1" pieces from a straw. Cut one end of one straw piece at a diagonal. Keep the bigger half of the cut straw piece and discard the smaller cut piece. Using the bigger cut straw piece, cut along the length of its short side to open it up. The open side will be the front of the ear. Repeat on the second straw piece to make a second ear.

3. To add the ears, use hot glue or adhesive dots to attach each one to the unicorn. Cut a black dot sticker in half and place each half on the unicorn for eyes, or use a black marker to draw them on. Stick on two small pink dot or heart stickers for cheeks, or draw them on with a pink or red marker.

4. Cut two ½" pieces of ribbon for bangs (with one end of each piece cut at a diagonal) and glue them both to the front of the unicorn head, at the base of the horn. Then, cut two 3" pieces of ribbon with one end of each piece cut at a diagonal for the mane and glue each end to the back base of the horn.


We hope that you enjoyed this DIY Wonderful Halos Unicorns craft for Valentine's Day!  Visit the Wonderful Halos website for more fun and delicious craft ideas and recipes.



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