Affordable Easter Gift: Candy Filled Planters

I received the Palmer Easter Candy items as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Affordable Easter Gift

I can’t believe Easter is almost here! We are finally seeing some Spring weather, grass is turning green, buds on the trees, and it feels great! It will be a really great Easter this year I think! I have created this fun little Easter Planter that is really affordable to make. I grabbed these fun little tin planters for just $1 at the Dollar Store! Then I grabbed some Easter Grass and then candy of course! Feel free to adjust the size you want of container or what you put inside. Palmer’s sent me some of their Easter Candy so I thought it would be fun to create just using their sweet chocolates.

I am in love with that little ducky, it is SO cute! The little carrots I thought would go perfect with the rabbit!  Now these planters make for an affordable Easter gift!

Easter CraftWhat you need: 

Chocolates (little candy and then a bigger bunny or ducky)

Easter Grass

Little Pot or Container

How to Make: 

Easter Craft

1. Take your container and fill it full of Easter Grass.

Palmers Easter Candy2. Then I took the Baby Binks Bunny out of the wrapper and placed in the back of the container. I pushed him down a little so it wouldn’t fall out.

Easter Candy Container

3. Then just toss in some little wrapped chocolates. I used these fun little Palmers Carrots!

Easter Gift Idea

You can create as many of these as you want! They are quick to whip up and very affordable! Plus you can feel free to replace the big bunny or duck with a toy if you don’t want it to all be candy!

Palmer Easter CandyShop: 

You can create these little planter gifts for cheap! Palmer’s Easter Candy can be found at most mass retailers, and the candy is always affordable! They have fun items like the Fun n’ Games maze! You can play it and eat it when your done! Another really fun item is the Color Me Cottontail! It is a chocolate bunny and it comes with crayons, so they can color the box, it has some really cute Easter Inspired Pictures on it!

Looking for other Fun Crafts, Recipes and more?! Here is a great way to make Easter more Fun with these ideas!

Do you like to create fun gifts to give out at Easter Time?

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Great Savings on RO*TEL at Walmart!

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My husband loves his  RO*TEL dip! I know each year around sporting events and some just because occasions he loves to mix it with cheese and dip chips in it! We also use it for cooking, which works great too! Great deal and great coupon, so make sure to take advantage of this offer.

Hurry, this coupon expires on April 6th and is only while supplies last!

Be sure to look for RO*TEL in either the Pasta or Hispanic aisle in Walmart!

How do you use RO*TEL in your household?! 

 

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10 Week Pregnancy Update

10 Weeks Pregnant

I can’t believe another week has come and gone! I am 10 weeks, woohoo! This Friday I have my first dr. appointment so that is exciting. I always get a little nervous going to the doctor but for the most part we are ready to get to hear the heartbeat, and start this journey. Adam is taking off and we will go together, so that makes it special!

Here is this weeks 10 Week Pregnancy Update! Not a ton has changed from last week.

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a large date.

Sleeping: I am sleeping pretty good through the night. I wake up at least 2-3 times to go to the bathroom, and I have been getting up at 3 am and staying up. But I am going to bed early so it works.

Morning Sickness: Still having some nausea and dry heaving at times. I had a few days where I felt great until the evening and then started feeling sick, but I think I over-did it and that is why I ended up feeling sick.

Symptoms: I have struggled with eating this week. I am hungry but nothing really hits the spot. I find that I force myself to eat, but rarely can finish just cause I feel sick. I have been a bit tired throughout the day, not a ton of energy. Headaches are a hit and miss.

Cravings: I was really wanting guacamole, and got some and boy was it amazing. I am wanting more carb type foods. Muffins, bread, etc this week. I do have a sweet tooth, where in the beginning I didn’t even touch anything sweet.

Food Aversions: Smells are starting to bother me pretty good again. I thought that had went away but it seems to be starting back up. just random smells. I also see food and sometimes it just nauseates me. Or if I think of eating certain things I bought get sick.

Best Moment of the Week: Knowing our appointment is almost here to hear heartbeat. It was also nice to have a few days where I felt good, and got out of the house and went shopping!

Dr. Appointment: This Friday!

 

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Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti SauceIf you love Olive Garden, you might want to check out this Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce Recipe! This is really pretty simple to whip up, with minimal ingredients! You can create a delicious dish from the comfort of your home!

So if you are getting hungry like me, here is the recipe along with ingredients you will need! Enjoy this tasty meal!

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

Note this recipe makes about 3-4 jars of sauce and it freezes great so whip up a batch

and save some it for a night you have no time to cook.

Ingredients:

 3 cans of Crushed Tomatoes (either regular or with basil, oregano and garlic) 28 oz.

sized cans OR 12-15 fresh tomatoes (peeled, chopped and blended in a food

processor)

 4 cloves of garlic

 4 Tablespoons of dried basil

 1 ½ tsp of Black pepper

 1 -2 TBSP of Sugar (optional) – this takes out the bitterness and makes it a little sweet

 2 TSBP olive oil

 ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

 Minced Green Peppers (optional)

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti SauceDirections:

1. Heat the olive oil in a 5+ qt. pot over medium heat, and add the chopped or pressed

garlic.

2. Heat for one to two minutes, making sure not to burn the garlic, then add all the

tomatoes, black pepper, basil and sugar. Stirring often, bring to a low boil.

3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours stirring often.

4. For the first half of the simmer time, do so with the pot uncovered, then cover.

5. Add the cheese, stir in and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or so.

6. Enjoy!!

Hope if you make this recipe, that you and your family enjoy it!

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Avenue 8 Radiance Bedding Set Size Queen Just $19.99!

Avenue 8 Radiance Comforter Set Designer LivingYou can get this Avenue 8 Radiance Comforter Set Designer Living in purple for just $19.99, normally $79.99! Bring this tufted solid red currant purple comforter set to your bedroom. Silken purple fabric with textural stitching are a trendy addition in fashion bedding while solid color makes this set more versatile to match patterned sheets. This 4 piece set makes a room make over quick easy and affordable. It’s machine washable for easy care.

Size: QUEEN

Comes with: 

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2 SHAMS20X30+2″(2)

1 BED SKIRT60X81+15″

 

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Justin Power Rechargeable Power Case for Apple iPad 2-4 and 10″ Tablet Just $10!

Justin Power Rechargeable iPad CaseToday Only (3/24) Walmart.com has this Justin Power Rechargeable Power Case for Apple iPad 2-4 and 10″ Tablet in black marked down to $9.99, normally $29.99!

  • Fits Apple iPad 2-4
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Women’s Minimus Cross-Trainer New Balance Shoes Just $32.99 (reg. $99)

New Balance Shoes Today’s Deal over at Joe’s New Balance Outlet is the Women’s Minimus Cross-Trainer New Balance Shoes marked down to $32.99, normally $99! What a steal! They embody both elegant simplicity and technical advancement. With its padded collar and deliberate lace placement, the New Balance WX20 is engineered to keep your ankle stabilized in an ideal position. Tremendously comfortable, it also offers lightweight enhancements like rubber outsole insets for optimal traction. This revolutionary shoe brings barefoot-caliber performance to your gym and circuit workouts while still providing the protection and versatility of more traditional trainers.

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See’s Candies Make A Perfect Treat or Gift + $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

I received this item as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

See's Candies

I have had a chance to try quite a few products from the See’s Candies line, and I am a huge fan! The chocolate has such a great flavor that just melts in your mouth, and I love their candies! See’s Candies use only the finest ingredients in all their recipes! They do not add preservatives to any of the candy, which is so awesome! You can truly taste the quality in every bite!  American made, famous for deliciousness, with the friendliest customer service – since 1921.

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I received some Scotchmallow Eggs, Bunny Hop Box, and Jelly Bird Eggs. The Scothcmallow Eggs are amazing, I have never had anything quite like them. They are a creamy caramel and fluffy, honey marshmallow, coated in rich dark chocolate. Perfect combo of flavors for sure, if you love marshmallow and caramel, you will probably fall head over heels for these beauties!

I loved all the items I got, the chocolate box is always nice, cause you can sample all different kinds of chocolates. The jelly bird eggs are so good, I love the coating on them, adds a whole new dimension of flavor. They are cherry, lemon and lime flavored.

Like I said above, I have had quite a bit of See’s Candy goodies over the years and I have never been disappointed. I love all their products, the quality is consistent and delicious, that you can’t beat! I would recommend shopping with them for sure.

Jelly Bird Eggs Shop:

Stop in to one of their stores, or shop online if you don’t live near a store. They have tons of goodies to choose from, that are waiting for you to devour!

Giveaway: 

1 Lucky Reader will Win a $25 Gift Code to See’s Candies! This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on 4/5 at 11:59 p.m. Est. I will choose the winner using Rafflecopter, which draws a winner at random. I will contact you via email, and you will have 48 hours to respond with your contact information or I will then choose a new winner.

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Philosophy: $10 Shower Gels Available Today Only!

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Plus from 10am-7pm today, you can snag an additional 40% OFF your Entire Order with code: surprise40 at checkout. Their are some exclusions which include the $10 Shower Gels.

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FREE Ace Hardware Paint Color Kit at Noon EST Daily

Ace Hardware Color Kit

The FREE Ace Hardware Color Kit will go live daily at Noon EST for the first 1,000 people! It will probably go very quick so you need to be ready. This goes on now through March 31st.

The Color Sample Kits includes:
• 1 1/2 pint size paint sample
• 1 mini paint roller and tray
• 1 envelope of complementary colors
• 1 coupon for $5 off next liquid paint purchase at Ace.

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