Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas in July Craftsy Sale

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It's Christmas in July already! And that means it's time to start thinking about all the incredible handmade gifts you're going to give come December. So to make things a little easier, we're giving you up to 60% off kits and supplies. Get everything you need to make something that's for the holidays and from the heart. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Funtastic Friday #84

Funtastic Friday 13July2016 Welcome to Funtastic Friday #84! Thanks for stopping by to join us here at Twochicksandamom and Funtastic Friday!  Link your posts and visit a few others--it is a party lol.  From Olives-N-Okra:  Time is running out to enter the 2016 America's Better Sandwich Contest, pick up my recipe for panini caprese, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift card and coupons worth up to $54 in Arnold® Breads. We're on the third week of Christmas in July. Join us every Wednesday during the month of July and link up your Christmas crafts, recipes, party themes, and gift ideas. It's a great place to share your old holiday posts and pick up ideas for the upcoming holiday season. We're still looking for two more bloggers to cohost Funtastic Friday. If you're interested, please send me an email. Include the URL to your blog. Now on to the party! Funtastic Friday Hosts
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Our Dessert Recipes

With summer in full swing, we thought we would do a "ready-made" post and a round-up of some of our favorite desserts.  Having a barbecue or going to a potluck?  Make or take a dessert!  We have some pretty easy ones:).

Ok, pumpkin is mostly thought of as a Fall dish.  You can always save this for later use lol.  This recipe is for a Thanksgiving dessert, a Halloween treat, or anytime!  This is a dish that actually tastes even more yummy the day after baking!  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake is pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves:).

Sugar cookies are such a hit at our house--we make them all year.  They are great for holidays--Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween, etc. and we have a great recipe AND bakery style icing recipe!  Oh man, that icing recipe is just as good as the one used in the bakery I worked in when I was a teen-ager.  Memories...

Another of our favorites and one of our most popular posts, Cake Mix Cookies is fast and requires few ingredients.  We have been making these for years and many ask us to make them!

Easy Cherry Crumble is a 3 ingredient dessert that goes together quickly and tastes delicious with vanilla ice cream!  Awesome to end a hot summer day with.

Apples are in abundance pretty much all through the year so we had to include our Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  I often made this on the weekend for breakfast and served it with scrambled eggs and bacon to my little boys (my husband, too).  I hadn't made it for quite sometime so it was nice to serve it again.

Ali Rose has a sweet offering, too--Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake.  Quite tasty!

Last but not least, Staci makes this Snickers Cake for her husband's birthday each year.  We make it for not-so-special occasions, too.  YUMMY!

Thanks for stopping by today!  We hope that you will try one or two or all of our dessert recipes!

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Reebok Back to School Sale 7/18/16--7/24/16

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I cannot believe it is well into July already!  Some schools start the first part of August--youngest chick Ali Rose contestant till the end of August.  Such as it is, school clothes shopping is upon us.  Shoes are a must.  Athletic shoes are a must for those sports-playing kids or those who take PE or just for running around the playground.  I found a nice deal at Reebok--Buy one pair, get one 50 percent off!  Even if you don't have kids to shop for, snag a couple of pair for YOU!  I sure will:).

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 7/19/16

It's time for Wonderful Wednesday!  Awesome that you could stop by and share your creations or learn something new.  Our summer is going by quickly but we are enjoying the warm weather, the sunshine, and the flowers!

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Caprese Tortilla Pizzas Feature Pick by Ashleigh Wright // Home Cooking - Caprese Tortilla Pizzas Recipe What a great way to use fresh garden tomatoes and fresh basil, simple and delicious! Pin It
Stained Glass Greetings Card Feature Pick by Joanne Rawson // Paper Seedlings-Stained Glass Greetings Card This card was created using a die that punches out the frame then used the die 3 more times to create the color background for the stained glass effect. There are so many possibilities and I can see this being used at Christmas. Pin It Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Recipe Feature Pick by Michelle Mink // Growing Up Gabel-Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Recipe These sandwiches were made with slow cooking, searing a roast and simmering beef broth and red wine. I would love to add some fresh garlic for even more flavor. A great meal after being gone all day. Pin It Rusty Cabinet Clean Up Feature Pick Maxine White // The Log Book-Rusty Cabinet Clean Up Becky didnt realize what a task it would be until..... {It’s when I understood that look my husband gave me when he first saw my beautiful piece of “metal junk”.} But as you will see the project turned out beautiful. Pin It
Bistro Avocado Chicken Salad Feature Pick by Kelsey Remmelts // Living Lavida Holoka-Bistro Avocado Chicken Salad This Chicken Salad Sandwich would be a hit, made with fresh ingredients it would be prefect on a day you dont want to heat up the kitchen or take on a picnic. Pin It Fun Olympic Craft for Kids and Parents Feature Pick by Kelly LaFollette // The Real Coake Family-Fun Olympic Craft for Kids and Parents These fun medals were made using Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay and her daughter helped her make them. And KC has created a kit you can buy with everything you need to make some memorable moments in your kids lives. Pin It Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tour Feature Pick by Christine Mello // Clean and Scentsible-Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tour This is a fun farmhouse summer tour and as you can see lots of fun ideas, comfortable spots to relax, and wonderful ways to decorate.
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Feature Link Picked by Indah Nuria Savitri // Of Mice and Ramen - Finding Dory Themed Party Cookies What a fun way to celebrate a Birthday or celebration than choosing themed cookies for the little ones. Pin It Kids Friendly Layered Superhero Drinks and Summer Fun Feature Pick by Karren Haller // Nap Time Creations -Kids Friendly Layered Superhero Drinks and Summer Fun #4 "It's Summer"...Time for creative ideas to keep the kids busy, and moms sanity. Drinks to keep them cool, projects to keep them busy, and a great way to carry all your beach towels to the pool!! Pin It Cherry Almond Crumble Tart Feature Pick by Karren Haller // Delighful E Made- Cherry Almond Crumble Tart Erin always makes some very eye appealing desserts and this one looks yummy, made with fresh cherries a bit of almond flavor and a crunchy topping, perfect for summer BBQ's and special occasions, wouldn't you want a bite? Pin It greek-orzo-salad-6
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