Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easy Peeps Easter Treat Bouquet...

I enjoy bringing in holiday treats for my son's class. I usually turn to Instagram or Pinterest for some inspiration and when I was looking for an easy Easter treat this year I came across dipped Peeps treats and decided to make a fun Peeps Bouquet!
These Easter treats are so easy to make and so, so cute. I love how they turned out...
What you need:
Colorful Peeps
Candy Melts
Treat Bags
Paper Straws or Treat Sticks
Choose your Peeps and what candy melts you'll be using. I used a variety of Peeps and white and blue candy melts for dipping. Once you've melted your candy melts begin dipping your Peeps. I dipped the bottom half of the bunnies and the entire bottoms of the chicks. Once dipped begin coating the wet candy melts with your favorite sprinkles. I just sprinkled mine on over a bowl, but you could also put your sprinkles into a bowl and dip them into the sprinkles. Now you can insert your paper straws or treat sticks. Lay the dipped treats on a sheet of wax paper until dry. Once dry you can insert the decorated Peeps into fun treat bags and tie with a ribbon to keep them sealed.
After my treats were all finished I decided to make a Peeps Bouquet. I took an old vase I had. Filled it with styrofoam and then inserted the treats until it was filled out and resembled a floral bouquet --CUTE!
I had several Peeps treats left over so I bagged them together and added a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg and added a little note for his teacher -- "Thanks for being an 'egg-cellent' teacher! Happy Easter."
I love how the whole thing turned out. Jace is so excited to bring his Peeps Bouquet into class tomorrow. It was easy, inexpensive and looks adorable when finished!
Happy Easter Crafting!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Florshiem Kids Rockin Sweepstakes...

You know that we love Florsheim Kids footwear and today I'm excited to announce their 'ROCKIN Sweepstakes'!

They are giving away a rockin' prize pack that includes an iPod Nano, a pair of Florsheim Headphones and a $200 Florsheim Gift Card!  

Entering is easy, here are your entering options:

1. Simply "Like" the Florsheim Facebook page

2. Follow @FlorsheimShoes on Twitter

3. Subscribe to the Florsheim Kids E-mail List

4. Let Florsheim know where you heard about this giveaway-- I would LOVE if you told them that we sent you!! (the Jackson Five Family Blog)


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(I'm sharing this post as a Florsheim Kids Ambassador)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Review and $25 Walmart GC Giveaway...

(The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by Secret. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
I just signed up for my first 5K! I am so excited about it and to make it more fun it's a color run where you get color thrown on you throughout and end up looking like a rainbow by the time you are done! I'm doing it with a few friends and can't wait!
I have started running to gear up for the event and with that comes sweat, lots of sweat. Oh yes, stinky, smelly sweat. So having a deodorant that keeps me smelling fresh is so important!
When I recently learned about Secret Clinical Strength I knew I had to try it. Secret Clinical Strength offers a 100% Confidence Guarantee -- It's moisture activated, and formulated with odor neutralizing ingredients that release a fresh scent and is proven to give you 4X the protection against stress sweat which smells worse than sweat simply caused by physical activity and warmer temperatures . I love that I can feel confident wearing this deodorant and it will provide odor protection regardless if I'm running or what stressful event the day may bring.
Secret Clinical Strength is available in 3 varieties:
Completely Clean
Powder Protection
Ooh-la-la Lavender
Sport Fresh
I tried the Secret Clinical Strength, New! Invisible Solid in the Completely Clean scent which smells so fresh and clean. I love that it goes on dry and stays dry. I don't like something wet under my pits, so the gel is definitely not for me! This one is great as it goes on smooth, even, never leaves streaks and offers 48 hour protection. I really love this new deodorant and will definitely continue using it!
You can find the new Secret Clinical Strength products by visiting your local Walmart or visiting
We are so excited to be giving away a $25 Walmart Gift Card!