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Halloween Treats that Give Back with Wendy’s

In just a few weeks our streets will be filled with little ghosts and ninjas and princesses going door to door filling their bags with goodies. This year instead of giving out handfuls of candy, I will be giving a gift that “gives back” with the Wendy’s Halloween Coupon Book. It is like two treats in one!

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Wendy’s® is making Halloween and giving back so much “cooler” this year with a first-ever nationwide expansion of its popular Halloween Coupon book program benefiting children in foster care. From now until October 31, for just $1, at participating Wendy’s, customers can purchase Halloween Coupon books that are filled with free Jr. Frosty™ coupons*  to share with family, friends and trick-or-treaters. Ninety cents of every dollar goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption®(DTFA) to help find loving families for the 134,000 children waiting in foster care.

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Hobby Holster – A Must Have Crafters Tool #Coupon

If you are a crafter you know how frustrating it can be to have an unorganized crating space. Like those times when you are trying to hold two tiny little things together… and rrreeeaaaccchhh across the table for your glue gun. Or how about always searching for the scissors… that seem to grow legs and hide under everything.

What if you had something that would just keep everything you need right at your fingertips?

That is the thought behind this awesome new product – the Hobby Holster.

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The Hobby Holster® is a heat resistant, 100% silicone pocket that is designed to hold hot crafting tools. A divided pocket separates a glue gun from hot glue sticks, glitter pens from scrapbook paper, mod podge from felt and endless other odd couples and crafty pairings. The silicone material allows the Hobby Holster to cling to any smooth surface without the use of suction cups or adhesive, it’s easy to place and easy to move when your crafting day is complete. It also sticks to itself – so The Teen wore it a la tool belt style and it was perfect. 

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I received a Hobby Holster to review and I can tell you – it came in quite handy when we were putting together the Wine Cork Photo Holders last week. Between gluing the corks and snipping the ribbon – the Hobby Holster kept everything we needed right on our hip. To be 100% honest – I didnt even consider putting it on the table – I just strapped it right on our belt. Easy peasy.

I also loved that there was a ruler right on the Hobby Holster too. At one point I was able to lay it out and have The Teen cut ribbon for me while I worked on gluing corks. There are inches on one side and centimeters on the other.

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The Hobby Holster is just $19.99 but MoscatoMom Readers can get 25% off using the promo code Moscato25 between now and July 31st!  Head over to HobbyHolster.com to order now!

What color do you like best?

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The Pirate Fairy – Movie, Toys, Books and More! #PirateFairyBloggers

“Zarina, you’re the most inquisitive fairy I’ve ever known. Correction: its a tie. Let’s just say you are the Tinker Bell of Dust-Keepers.” ~Fairy Gary

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On April 1st Disney will release The Pirate Fairy – their newest edition to the Disney Fairies collection.  While I was in LA last month I got the chance to not only preview the film, but also get the first look at all of the awesome Pirate Fairy merchandise that will soon be hitting the store shelves.  From toys to books to purses – and of course princess dresses – Disney has yet again outdone themselves with The Pirate Fairy must have goodies for kids of any age.

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Make Every Day Fun With Xyron Sticker Makers

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As a Blogger I get a chance to review items that are useful, practical, or just fun.  Sometimes though I get stuff that is all three.  It’s like the trifecta of awesome. That is the case with the Xyron Create-A-Sticker that the girls and I received for review a few weeks ago.

Xyron Create-A-Sticker 150 makes permanent or repositionable stickers up to 1.5″ wide. The Xyron 150 makes it fast, fun and easy to turn clip art, punches, mini photos, scrapbooking letters and numbers or almost anything into a sticker. Ideal for mini photos, die cut letters, small embellishments, and paper crafting.

This lightweight little gadget has given us hours of fun making everything from Midge’s “artwork” to The Teens mustache punches into stickers that have ended up all over the house. It is easy enough that even Midge can work it alone, and with no sharp edges, she can play until her little heart is content (or she runs out of tape) without me worrying about her getting hurt. Pretty much everything has a mustache now…

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The Xyron Create – A – Sticker is great for scrapbooking and other paper crafts!  Make your own 3D greeting cards, wrapping paper, luggage tags and more! We have even used it to make labels in the pantry and in my storage closet for easy organizing!

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Simple Valentine’s – Hershey Kiss Love Bugs

Since we have all begun Eating Clean, most of our “sweets” now revolve around foods like fruit and yogurt, and less around candy… that is except for Hershey Kisses.  Those, I am not sure I will ever be able to give up entirely. At any given time you can find several varieties of Hershey Kisses in our cabinets – my favorite being the special dark chocolate.  Nothing cures a late night sugar craving like a bite of some of the best chocolate in the word.

The other day the girls and I were playing with crafts and Midge put eyes on a Hershey Kiss and said “Look Mom, it SEEEEEEEES YOU!!!!”  Though creepy, an idea was born…

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Stuff you will need:

  • Hershey Kisses
  • cardstock
  • heart paper punch
  • wiggly eyes
  • double sided tape

Step One:

Punch out two paper hearts and join the points together using double sided tape to make the “wings.”

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Step Two:

Using double sided tape, affix wings on to Hershey Kiss – pressing firmly.

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Step Three:

Using double sided tape, make a loop and affix wiggly eyes side by side. Since it is double sided tape, it should stick to itself making a more firm foundation for the little eyes to stick.

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Step Four:

Press wiggly eyes firmly on to Hershey Kiss, being careful not to smush the chocolate.

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Want more ideas of what to do with Hershey Kisses this Valentine’s?  Check out these Chocolate Kiss Valentine’s Day Cookies!