Start every day feeling energized and refreshed by switching up your getting ready routine

Unilever Gift card offer at Target

When was the last time you picked up something new in the personal care aisle? Has your everyday getting ready routine been the same for a while now? If so, now is the perfect time to mix it up. And with a long list of new Unilever personal care products at Target, you’ll have exactly what you need to keep you feeling great day after day.

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Every year when spring gets close I get inspired to freshen up my home, my wardrobe and even my beauty routine. I am freshening up my daily routine with the following new products:

Caress Mystique Forever Body Wash

  • World’s only body wash with fragrance touch technology
  • Scents: Iris & Amber
  • Touch your skin to release fine fragrance for up to 12hrs

Degree Active Shield Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant

  • Eliminates 90% of odor causing bacteria
  • Features a three part Antibacterial Odor Shield System that contains antibacterial, odor-fighting properties, antiperspirantactive to help prevent sweat, and MOTIONSENSE® technology to protect you as you move.

TRESemme Botanique for hair

  • Nourish & Replenish: Shampoo, Conditioner, hydrating mist, hydrating mask
  • Offers gentle cleansing and lightweight conditioning to provide moisturization without weighing down hair.

Quick and easy 5 Minute Braid Bun
Trying a new hairstyle is always a fun way to try something new too.  We’ve got a quick and easy 5 Minute Braid Bun tutorial for you.

  1. Pull three equally sized stands of hair from one side of your head and braid it once or twice like normal to get started.
  2. Grab another small chunk of hair and add it to one of the outer strands, then twist your wrist so that strand is now in the middle.
  3. Continue braiding like normal, but adding a small chunk of hair each time as you go.
  4. Repeat this, making sure to bring your hands back as the braid goes so that it stays tight.
  5. After you’ve braided to about the middle of the back of your head, you can finish it off with a normal braid again.
  6. Pull your braid and the rest of your hair into a tight side pony tail.
  7. Twist your hair and wrap it into a bun on the side of your head. Secure the ends with a bobby pin and wrap a hair tie around it.
  8. Add any additional necessasy bobby pins, loosen up the braid a bit, and there ya go!

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Try something new in your beauty routine!  Your new routine doesn’t have to break the bank! Take advantage of this great in-store offer from 2/7/16 – 2/13/16.   You’ll get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy any 4 participating Unilever products.

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Fun & Easy Ways to Serve Food & Drink at your Football Party

This is a sponsored post written and created by me and my team for Tyson. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Football party ideas, decor and recipes

So you’ve picked up Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, 7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® and Sunkist® Soda at Target to make hosting your party a breeze, now you need to make sure you don’t spend a ton of time in the kitchen cleaning up after your hungry football fans.

paper products for party

Since the host of the party often spends more time in the kitchen than at the actual party we want to make sure you save yourself the time of cleaning dishes by giving you some creative ideas for using paper and plastic plates, cups and napkins.   You deserve to enjoy your party too!

Referee Cups

Not only are plastic and paper products convenient but you can find them in a variety of colors to fit any theme.  Plus, you can also customize them just like we did here with these “referee” style serving cups.

Penalty Flag napkins

Buy bright yellow napkins (just like those penalty flags the refs throw) and add them to a bucket.   Add a “Penalty Flags” sign to add a fun football theme.

Football themed party ideas

You can continue adding a referee theme to your party by adhering white tape onto disposable black cups so they resemble referee uniforms.

Easy dip ideas

To make serving super easy, add a serving portion of the Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries to the cups.    Your friends and family can grab a cup to eat while watching the game.   I chose to dress them up a little bit more by adding clothespins with football sayings and icons at the top.   I’m all about fun and easy ways to dress up a party!

Dip cups

For even more disposable dishes I used plastic cups for all the dips that compliment the Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries.

Dip ideas

Looking for dip ideas to compliment your Tyson® Any’tizers®?   Try the following:

  • French Onion
  • Cheddar
  • Ranch
  • Sour Cream
  • Honey Mustard
  • Barbecue Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Here’s a recipe for Homemade BBQ Sauce that your guests will surely love:

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

Mix all of ingredients together in one bowl and add to a large bowl or individual serving cups to easy dipping.  Dip and enjoy!

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I love how the easy addition of the white tape and clothespins with stickers give the party an extra punch without a ton of work.

Throw a football party with Tyson

Follow these steps and you can throw a football party worthy of the biggest football fans!    My table includes the  Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries and dips, Tyson® Any’tizers® Wingz, BBQ Chicken Sliders featuring Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz,  7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, and Canada Dry®, pretzels and chips.

Tyson and 7-UP

Still in need of food for the big game?   Make a quick stop at Target where they are offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.   Go team!

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Make sure you check out our other posts to help you prep for your game day festivities:

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Tyson Any’Tizers Boneless Chicken Wingz

This is a sponsored post written and created by me and my team for Tyson Foods.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

BBQ Chicken Sliders

You know that the Tyson® Any’tizers® and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips make for great snacks on their own, but I’m going to show you an easy way to include them in a recipe.  These super easy BBQ Chicken Sliders make great snacks that to the Tyson® Any’tizers® Honey BBQ Boneless Chicken Wyngz.

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You know your football loving fans will go crazy for these easy to make and easy to serve snacks.   They have be made even more  football game worthy by adding a pick to keep them together and topping it off with a fun football themed sticker.

Ingredients for BBQ Chicken Sliders

Here is what you need to make your own BBQ Chicken Sliders for your football watching party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz (Honey BBQ)
  • 1 package of slider buns (12 buns)
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup french fried onions

Cook Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz as directed on package.   While the chicken is cooking prep the buns for your slider sandwiches.

Butter buns

Butter both the top and the bottom of the buns and broil in the oven for 2-5 minutes.   You want them to be a nice golden brown, so keep any eye on them while they are cooking.

Add Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz

Add one Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wyngz to a each slider bun.    To the top of the bun add a layer of  barbecue sauce and fried onions.   Place the two together and add a pick so they stay together easily.

Football food

Add several slider buns to a plate and place them on your food table.   Don’t they look yummy!   These BBQ Chicken Sliders scream “football food” to me.

Football Party

The BBQ Chicken Sliders will make a nice addition to your food table for the big game.    Here are a few other recommendations I have for easy game day food & drink:

  • Tyson® Any’tizers® Wingz (a MUST for any game – they are the classic football food at our house)
  • Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries with dipping sauce
  • Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
  • 7UP® (with food coloring in your favorite team colors) **will link this with previous post**
  • A&W® Root Beer in Football themed Mason Jars  **will link this with previous post**
  • Pretzels & Chips
  • Veggie Tray

Tyson Any'tizers

Tyson® Any’tizers® really do make hosting a football party a breeze!   They come in many of different varieties and flavors so there is something to please every football fan.

Target Tyson

Don’t forget a stop at Target for all your game day food and drinks.   You will save money because Target is offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.    It’s the perfect way to get ready for the big day.

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Fun Ways to Dress Up Your Drinks for the Big Game

This is a sponsored post written and created by me and my team for Tyson Foods.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Football party ideas with Tyson Any'tizers, 7up and A&W Root Beer

The big game is just around the corner!    Do you have plans to host a game watching party at your house?  If so, there are probably tons of things you need to do to prep for the big day.

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The great news is Target has you covered when it comes to food and drinks. Right now they are offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7-UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips. You can stock up on all the food and drinks you need with one stop at Target.

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All this week we’ll be sharing some fun tips to help you make the most of your game day festivities with quick and easy recipe ideas, decorations, food tips and more. Today we are showing you a couple of fun ways you can dress up your drinks. You can show your love for football and support your favorite team all while quenching your thirst.

Add food coloring to 7up to make your teams colors

A super easy way to show your team spirit is by adding a little food coloring to your drinks. Add colors that match your favorite team.

Blue & Green food coloring added to 7up for my home team

I used blue and green food coloring in the 7-UP® drinks to represent my home team. You can also dress up your drinks even further by adding straws and some fun football themed stickers to them.

Tyson Any'tizers and fun drinks

With Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks, Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips and these fun drinks your party menu will surely be a hit with all your football loving friends and family.

Colored 7up

Which team are you rooting for? What colors will you be adding to your 7-UP® drinks?

Football mason jars

Another fun thing you can do is use white tape and adhere it to canning jars so it resembles the stitching you would find on a football. Fill up the canning jars with A&W® Root Beer to finish off the football themed glass. It’s a fun and easy way to add a little flair to your football party! Adding these simple touches can make a huge impact on your game day festivities. Both of these suggestions are super easy to do and there isn’t a ton of prep work involved.

Tyson deal at Target

Make sure you stop by Target to stock up on Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips. Don’t forget Target is offering a FREE 2-Liter of 7-UP®, A&W® Root Beer, Canada Dry® OR Sunkist® Soda when you buy any TWO (2) Tyson® Any’tizers® Snacks or Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Valentine's Day Mini Mailbox from the Target Dollar Spot

Bullseye’s Playground is all kinds of amazing right now. I found planner supplies, oodles of things to help get organized, and plenty of goodies for Valentine’s Day. I couldn’t walk away without these pint sized mailboxes making their way into my cart. These things are as cute as they get. Tiny metal mailboxes in bright colors for only a dollar…score!

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Dressing up these mini mailboxes is a ton of fun. You could easily use whatever craft supplies you have on hand. For my mailboxes I used:

  • Valentine stickers (found in Bullseye’s Playground for $1)
  • scrapbook paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • ruler

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Measure and cut the piece of scrapbook paper to make a rectangle that is 2.5″ x 12″. Wrap it around the mailbox and tape it together at the bottom.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Add stickers to each side of the mailbox. I found quite a few different sticker sheets at Target. Be sure to dig through Bullseye’s Corner until you find something you like!

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

The mailbox can be opened up so you can tuck a small Valentine’s Day card inside.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

I plan on adding some sweet treats before I gift them. Who wouldn’t want to receive such a cute little surprise?

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

Santa Claus Cupcakes

Santa Claus Cupcakes

Make these cute Santa Claus cupcakes for your next holiday party or just for fun. The kids will have a ball helping to makes these. They are super easy because you can just use a cake mix and pre-made frosting.

santa ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix and required ingredients listed on the box (i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 container white frosting
  • 10 oz. Mini Marshmallows
  • 48 Chocolate Chips
  • 24 Red M&M’s
  • Red sugar sprinkles

decorate cupcakes

Bake cupcakes as directed on box.   Allow cupcakes to cool.

Spread a flat layer of white frosting onto each cupcake.  Place mini marshmallows along the bottom edge of the cupcake to form the Santa beard (you will stop 1/2 way up the cupcake). Place mini marshmallows in a slightly rounded line across the top half of the cupcake to create the Santa hat.

Place two chocolate chips below the hat line to create the eyes.  Place a red M&M slightly below the eyes in the center to create a nose.   Sprinkle red sugar sprinkles only on the top of the cupcake above the marshmallow line for the hat.  Roll a mini marshmallow into a ball. Dip the edge of the ball in frosting and place on one side of the sprinkled hat to complete the hat.

You will repeat this process on all 24 cupcakes.

Easy Snowman Ornament

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

December is when I kick my crafting into high gear. I have so much fun making things to decorate my home and gifts for the ones I love. I bought a variety of ornaments from the craft store in hopes of creating unique ornaments for our tree. Finding “magic snow” in Bullseye’s Playground was great since it makes the perfect snow to put inside these easy to make snowman ornaments.

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

You’ll need:

  • magic snow ($1 from Bullseye’s Playground at Target)
  • clear plastic ornament
  • chalk markers
  • ribbon

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

Draw a snowman face on the ornament. Chalk markers work really well for this since they work kind of like paint to leave a thick, colorful design on the clear plastic.

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

Let it dry and then fill the ornament with the magic snow. Once you add ribbon it’s all done and ready to hang.

The holidays can be a bit hectic, so it’s nice to have a simple but fun activity to do with the family. You don’t even have to stick to making a snowman. Use different colored chalk markers to create any design you want on your ornaments.

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

 

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket with Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket with Homemade Cocoa Mix

Today we are sharing a fun and festive hot cocoa gift basket filled with homemade hot cocoa mix, cocoa toppings and a mug. The majority of these items were purchased at Target.  The basket and jar were found in the Target Dollar Spot.   This would make a great Christmas gift for any cocoa loving friend.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

To assemble the hot cocoa gift basket you will first want to make some homemade hot cocoa mix . It’s easier than you think!  Just follow the recipe below.

Mix homemade hot cocoa mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix recipe:

  • 10 cups of powdered milk
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 3/4 non-dairy creamer powder
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar

Add all ingredients into large bowl, stir until combined.   Store in airtight container.   When making the hot cocoa you will add 1/3 cup of the mix to 3/4 cup hot water.

Add toppings to ornaments

Here is a fun way to add some hot cocoa toppings to the basket. Add marshmallow bits, sprinkles and mini chocolate chips  inside small plastic ornaments (found at the craft store).  These will give the finished basket a fun holiday feel to it.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

Here is what I used for the Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

  • Reindeer Fabric bucket (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Glass Jar (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Mini Wood Scooper 4″ (from Amazon)
  • Super Cute Mug (from Target)
  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Plastic Ornaments filled with Hot Cocoa toppings (sprinkles, Marshmallow bits, mini chocolate chips)
  • Candy Canes

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix - great for gifting

You could also give the hot cocoa mix on it’s own too!