Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Candy Cane Smores

Put a holiday touch on your summer favorite treat. Candy Cane Smores from roxanashomebaking.com

Don't these look absolutely delicious? A combination of peppermint and chocolate make these unique desserts irresistible. Roxana from Roxana's Home Baking shares her recipe HERE.

Oatmeal Peppermint Dipped Cookies

Oatmeal Peppermint Dipped Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are a classic comfort food. They are especially festive when dipped in white chocolate and peppermint bits.Make a batch of your own with this recipe from Cooking Passion, which can be found HERE.

25 Easy Christmas Candy Recipes

25 Of The Best Easy Christmas Candies-Gluten Free

Who doesn't love a big batch of homemade Christmas candy? Now you can make as much as you want with these delicious and easy Christmas candy recipes from Living on a Dime. You can view 25 of their favorites on their blog HERE.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Easy Butter Mint Recipe

Old-Fashioned Butter Mints - Easy, no-bake recipe for creamy, smooth mints like your grandma kept in her candy jar or that you'd get in a restaurant!
Everyone loves those smooth, creamy butter mints you get from restaurants. Now, you can make your own at home! Averie from Averie Cooks shares her delicious recipe HERE.

Mistletoe Mint Cocktail

Mistletoe Mint Cocktail
This cocktail is truly festive. Not only is it beautiful, it is also delicious! Ann from Ann's Entitled Life shares her recipe HERE.

Pretzel M&M Hugs

Christmas Pretzel Hugs | Cooking Classy
These little pretzel treats would make the perfect last-minute gift for friends or neighbors. Jacklyn from Cooking Classy shows you how to make them HERE.

DIY Santa Gift Tags Using Soda Can Tabs


These adorable Santa suit gift tags would be a wonderful craft to do with your children while listening to Christmas music and drinking hot chocolate. These are brought to us by Michelle of Crafty Morning. Want to make your own? View the complete tutorial HERE.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Easy Peppermint Patties

Everyone loves peppermint patties, and they are even better when they are homemade! Trish from Mom On Timeout shares her recipe for these little gems HERE.

Homemade Gumdrops

These gumdrops are so delicious and make a wonderful Christmas gift for your neighbors. This recipe is courtesy of Trish from Mom On Timeout. To make your own, visit her blog HERE.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Candy Cane Peppermint Puppy Chow

 Candy Cane Puppy Chow

It just wouldn't be the holidays without a delicious, easy peppermint-flavored treat. This candy cane peppermint puppy chow is easy to make and is the perfect addition to your next holiday party. This recipe is brought to us by Nicole of Daily Dish Recipes, and can be found HERE.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paw Patrol Toys and Playsets Review

Paw Patrol is a popular Nickelodeon TV series for preschoolers about a band of six heroic puppies (Chase, Marshall, Zuma, Rocky, Rubble, and Skye) who were rescued by an insightful, energetic 10 year old boy named Ryder.

Ryder taught each of the pups special skills they use while on Paw Patrol, and each one of them has a special vehicle to assist them in their courageous adventures.

Without a doubt, Paw Patrol toys will be a very popular request for Christmas this year from toddlers around the world. Kmart has included them on their 2014 Fab15 hot toy list and WalMart has included them on their 2014 Holiday Toy list.

Paw Patrol Look-out Playset Review: Keep an eye out for trouble with the Paw Patrol Look-out Playset! Chase can take the working elevator all the way to the top and check out the periscope for signs of trouble. If he sees a problem, he sounds an alarm by hitting the Paw Patrol badge before hurrying down the slide and jumping in his SUV. 

Paw Patrol Chase's Cruiser Review: Look out, bad guys! Chase is an athletic German shepherd who loves to jump in his police cruiser and race to the scene to round up the troublemakers and rescue anyone in danger. The cruiser's detachable pylon can be used to mark areas of danger and it stores easily in the back of the cruiser.

Paw Patrol Marshall's Fire Fightin' Truck Review: Marshall the Dalmation to the rescue! He rushes to save the day in his red fire truck. The truck has working wheels and a ladder that can be extended for Marshall to climb during emergency rescues. 

Paw Patrol Rubble's Digg'n Bulldozer, Vehicle, and Figure Review: Rubble the English Bulldog loves to get dirty, but he sure knows how to get you out of trouble! He drills down through the dirt and rocks, then scoops it up with the bulldozer as he rides inside. The bulldozer has real working treads to get Rubble wherever he needs to go when he's on a mission.

Collect the entire line of Paw Patrol vehicles and let your child's imagination run wild on all sorts of puppy-inspired rescue missions. With Paw Patrol, no rescue mission is too big and no pup is too small to come together and save the day! 

Using their special combination of teamwork, friendship, and bravery, this extraordinary band of canine heroes will inspire your child's resourcefulness and provide her untold hours of adventure and fun.

Nerf Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster Review

There’s been a zombie invasion! Defend yourself! You never know when the zombies might show up, so it’s best to be ready in advance.

The good news is that you’ll be prepared for any kind of zombie attack as long as you’re carrying the Nerf Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster. This lever-action blasting Nerf rifle comes with a six-shot magazine and six foam Zombie Strike darts.

There are two ways to load a dart in the barrel: quickly swing the lever or flick the blaster for super-fast reloading on the run. For fast, one-handed reloading, you can just swing the lever down and back up, cowboy style. Pull the trigger to fire one of the Zombie Strike darts, and then swing or flick to reload and do it again. Continue until you’re out of ammo or until all the zombies are gone.

The magazine comes already loaded in the gun, so you’ll have to pull it out to load it up. Push the lever all the way forward, and then press the release buttons to remove the magazine. To reinsert it, just push the lever all the way forward before inserting. 

After the magazine is clipped back in, just pull the lever into place to release the safety and fire. You can fire off a lot of shots very fast with this gun. It fires smoothly, accurately, and with plenty of distance to take out a sneaky zombie on the run. It also allows you to pull off all those awesome trick shots you’ve seen in the ads.

The SlingFire Blaster’s lever action will make users feel like tough, rough-riding cowboys (or cowgirls) from an old Western movie. And besides operating like a real rifle, it looks really stylish and cool, too. Its colors are black, brown, gray, light green, and bright orange. 

The best part is, as cool and realistic as this blaster seems, its soft polyurethane foam darts provide for safe shooting and won’t cause damage to walls, windows, or bodies.

Nerf wars and zombie defense missions will be a blast for kids and adults alike when they have this awesome toy rifle. The Nerf Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster is designed for warriors ages 8 and older. 

There’s a reason that Nerf fans say “Nerf or Nothing!” This toy gun is expected to be on so many Christmas lists  that Kmart has included it on their 2014 Fab15 hot toy list and WalMart has included it on their 2014 Holiday Toy list. Don't wait until the last minute to order yours, or you might not be able to find one at all.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage Playset Review

My Little Pony is a line of toys that have been popular with children (and especially little girls) since the 1980’s. 

They are so popular, in fact, that two successful television series have been based upon these colorful, magical ponies.

They're expected to be so sought-after that Kmart has included them on their 2014 "Fab15" hot toy list and WalMart has included them on their 2014 Holiday Toy list.

A feature film called My Little Pony: Equestria Girls was released in 2013. In this musical comedy, the main characters (which are normally ponies), are transformed to an alternate world as human high schoolers. 

A sequel entitled Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks was released in the fall of 2014. In this movie, the Canterlot High students are getting ready to perform in a big musical showcase called Rainbow Rocks.

When Twinkle Sparkle and her friends get together, they like to jam as a band called the Rainbooms. Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, and their friends all come together in a magical world of music, good friends, exciting adventures, and of course- high style. 

In the movie, the Rainbow Rocks event turns into a battle of the bands, and the Rainbooms play their hearts out during the competition. My Little Pony fans will love to re-create that event, and the Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage Playset will set the scene for many hours of rockin’ fun. The colorful stage backdrop is just right for a group of fashionable music superstars, and it even includes play stage lights hanging from pretend scaffolding overhead. 

Six doll stands span the stage floor to give each of the girls her own space to sing and play her instrument. Individual areas of the stage are decorated with each girl’s unique “cutie mark” to allow all of the Equestria Girls to show off their particular talents and fashion styles.

A special edition Pinkie Pie doll is included with the play set. She’ll be rocking the stage as the band’s energetic, fun-loving drummer. Her bright pink bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, drumsticks, and microphone headset are all included. Her hair is styled in a special concert style with purple and blue highlights in her normally pink hair. Her cute, colorful outfit has a balloon skirt and like Pinkie Pie, it’s stylish and fun.

While Pinkie Pie comes included with the play set, the other characters are available separately. 

What little girl wouldn’t be delighted to be able to stage her very own magical rock concert this Christmas? The Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage Playset would make a perfect gift for any My Little Pony fan age 5 or older.

Legos Super Heroes Review

People young and old across the globe have loved Legos for generations. Why? Because they're loads of fun, of course! The complexity and number of structures that can be built with those colorful little interlocking pieces is limited only by your little one's imagination. On top of that, anything he or she builds can instantly be taken apart and built into something entirely different.

Legos are so popular that they've spawned numerous feature films, building competitions, games, and even six theme parks! 

One of this year's most wished-for gifts will be the Super Heroes line of Legos. They're expected to be so sought-after that Kmart has included them on their 2014 "Fab15" hot toy list and WalMart has included them on their 2014 Holiday Toy list.

The Super Heroes Legos line features both Marvel Comics characters and DC Comics characters and currently includes at least 23 different play sets.  Kmart has predicted that nine of those sets will be especially popular this year:
  1. LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Man™: Daily Bugle Showdown Review: It's up to Spider-Man to save the day when the Daily Bugle is attacked. With this set, you can build the Daily Bugle newspaper office (complete with a dumpster) and a jet. Five mini figures with their accessories are included.
  2. LEGO Super Heroes Doc Ock Truck Heist Review: Doctor Octopus tries to rob the money truck, but first he has to deal with Spider-Man. This set builds a money truck with accessories and an exploding roof. Three mini figures are included.
  3. LEGO Super Heroes Batman™: Man-Bat Attack Review: Batman fights  Man-Bat to save Nightwing. This set builds the Batcopter and Nightwing's glider. It includes three mini figures.
  4. LEGO Super Heroes Batman™: The Joker Steam Roller Review: Batman, Batgirl, and Robin battle to keep the Joker and his goon from destroying everything in their path with their evil steam roller. Build the steam roller and the Batwing with this set. Includes five mini figures.
  5. LEGO Super Heroes Batman™: The Riddler Chase Review: Batman hops in his Batmobile to chase The Riddler in his dragster after The Riddler robs Gotham City. If Batman needs help, he can always call The Flash. Construct the Batmobile and the dragster with this set. Three mini figures are included.
  6. LEGO Super Heroes Batman™ The Penguin Face-off Review: Scuba Batman battles The Penguin to recover a stolen diamond. This set lets you build Batman's scuba vehicle and The Penguin's duck boat. Accessories and two mini figures are also included.
  7. LEGO Superman™: Battle of Smallville Review: Superman has to defend Smallville from the Kryptonians. Build the Kryptonian Black Zero Dropship and Colonel Hardy's off road vehicle. Five mini figures plus accessories are included.
  8. LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man™: Extremis™ Sea Port Battle Review: Iron Man and War Machine must defeat Killian and his mighty speedboat. Build the speedboat and exploding buoy. Accessories and three mini figures included.
  9. LEGO Super Heroes The Bat vs. Bane™ Tumbler Chase Review. Batman rides high in the Bat to rescue Commissioner Gordon, who is being chased by Bane in the armored Tumbler. Build the Bat and the Tumbler with this set. Accessories and three mini figures are included.
If you know a Lego fan, then you know someone who would love to find a Lego Super Heroes play set (or two) under the Christmas tree this year! Be sure to order early to make sure that your favorites don't run out before you get the one you want.