My Secret to Stress-Free Holiday Cookies

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It's time for all the holiday parties to begin! Look at these amazing chocolate sugar cookies. Each one perfectly round, perfectly sprinkled with sugar crystals, each one handmade of high quality ingredients. Each one is perfectly light and crispy. You're probably thinking, wow I want that recipe!
But I'm not done yet! Check out these perfect handmade molasses cookies, toffee cashew cookies, chocolate walnut cookies, and orange currant shortbread cookies. They are soft and moist, each made with only the best ingredients. I bet you think I spent hours making these!
Don't miss the amazing handmade caramel bourbon sauce in the corner dish for cookie dipping. It's indescribably scrumptious, and it's just smooth enough to drizzle over some cookies without making a mess. You probably want to come to my holiday party just to taste it, don't you?
SHHHH...here's my secret...I got these from Matthews 1812 House! They do all the work for me and all I have to do is put them onto plates to serve them. No stress, no mess, no hours baking in the kitchen. Just a bunch of happy cookie-munchers and a relaxed me!
No one has to know our secret! Shop quietly at www.1812house.com for the most delectable, stress-free, handmade, perfect holiday cookies, candies, cakes, bars, and dessert sauces.


Giveaway! $25 Walmart Gift Card #SantasComing

Welcome to the 1st Annual Santa's Coming to Town Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail and Housewife on a Mission! We have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25!
Also, make sure to enter the Grand Prize Giveaways:
Grand Prize Giveaways -Zoomer Jester Dino {RV $99.00} 

Now hop around to all these awesome giveaways and enter to win them all! 
Good luck and have fun!

I'm giving away a $25 Walmart Gift Card!
To enter, fill in the giveaway form below.
Open to US residents, ages 18 and up.
Giveaway ends on 12/18/2015.
Good luck!

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Small Apparel - Unique Designs for Your Little Ones

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If you're tired of boring, run-of-the-mill clothing designs for your little ones, then you're going to love Small Apparel as much as I do! This family-owned business is located in Portland, Oregon, mostly run by adorable three-year old Calvin, although dad Ryan makes the designs and mom Amanda is the voice. Their clever designs change monthly, sometimes more often, and they don't shy away from more adult ideas, because they know kids have an important voice. Check out the adorable Vader infants' onsies! They also have fun tshirts in kids sizes and lots of great youth hoodie designs!
Small Apparel products are designed, printed, and shipped from the West Coast, and they ship worldwide so you can send them to your favorite little ones anywhere. Every item is made to order, which means this small business operates with no waste and a tiny eco-friendly footprint. These high-quality, soft, durable tops are unique and clever. Here are some of my favorite crewnecks from their online store!
Shipping takes a bit longer, since they have to print, then ship on demand, but it's worth it since a small footprint is very important to Small Apparel. US customers wanting these fabulous designs for Christmas should order by Dec 8 for Standard Shipping, Dec 15 for 2 day air, and Dec 16 for Overnight. Military customers should order by December 12. Canada customers should order by Dec 3 for Standard Shipping, and Dec 17 for Priority.  I think my favorite one is the Holy Cow crewneck! Which one is your favorite?
Visit www.thesmallapparel.com to order today! My readers get a special discount code to save 15% off everything in the store through the end of 2015. Just use code Planet15. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram too! You'll be first to hear about new designs and products!


Art Crate - Curated Art Prints for your Home

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Finding the right art prints for your home doesn't have to be time-consuming and difficult. With Art Crate, you simply sign up, answer a few questions, and wait for your beautiful art print to arrive each month! You can choose from art prints as low as $22. If you've ever bought art prints before, you know that's a steal. Art Crate offers you lots of options - small, medium, or large prints - and you can even choose to have them shipped to you already framed by their professional framers. Frames come in three finishes - black wood, white wood, or natural wood.

I received this stunning landscape art print and I'm so impressed with the quality! My art print is printed on heavy textured paper and is simply beautiful. It arrived rolled in a sturdy cardboard mailing tube. It's one of their large prints and measures 16"x20". Shipping is always free and if you're not happy with your print, you can exchange it, with free return shipping. There is no contract to sign and you can even choose how often you receive new art. Your curator will send you an email each month with three print selections for you to choose from, or you can ignore the email and let them choose for you. Collecting art has never been easier! What a great holiday gift idea, too!

Get started today with your own professionally curated art collection! 
Visit the Art Crate website at www.artcrate.co 
and check out some of their beautiful art prints!

CanvasPop’s Win Your Christmas Giveaway

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Wow! Don't miss this fabulous giveaway! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And to celebrate, our friends at CanvasPop are giving you the chance to win your Christmas. Featuring prizes from VISA, Apt2B, Toys R Us, and Best Buy, CanvasPop has got the perfect prize pack to help you fill up your stockings with gifts for the whole family.

Prize pack includes:
  • $1,000 VISA Gift Card
  • $200 Best Buy Gift Card
  • $200 Toys ‘R’ Us Gift Card
  • $400 Apt2B Gift Card
  • $500 CanvasPop Gift Card
  • Samsung 40” 1080p Smart TV
So what are you waiting for?
Enter now to win this awesome prize pack and make this Christmas one to remember!

Additional Contest Details:
  • The Win Your Christmas giveaway will run from December 2 - 11, 2015. 
  • The giveaway will close on December 11 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time). 
  • The winner will be notified via email on December 12. 
  • The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada 
  • Individuals are limited to 1 entry per email address but may gain additional entries through entry methods specified on the giveaway landing page.


Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth {December 2-8}

Everyone loves winning a prize! 
If you're hosting a giveaway, link it up below to drive more entrants to your site. 
If you'd like to enter the giveaways, just click on them to visit the giveaway! 
Thanks for stopping by today!


Giveaway! $30 Gift Code Ice Fine Jewelry #TisTheSeason

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Welcome to the
'Tis The Season Giveaway Hop

From December 1-15, 2015, you can hop to each of the bloggers listed on the linky below and enter to win fabulous prizes on each blog. Prizes are worth a minimum of $25 each and if you're lucky enough, you could win them all!

I'm giving away a
$30 Gift Code to Ice.com
so you can select some gorgeous fine jewelry!
Ice.com offers hundreds of absolutely stunning jewelry! You can never go wrong on a gift when you choose jewelry. Ice.com offers necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, and more. Choose from sparkling diamonds, gemstones, pearls, and many others. They offer gold, white gold, sterling silver, and lots of other gorgeous metals.
I selected this amazing 1 CT TW Sapphire 14K Polished White Gold Pendant Necklace. The cut of the sapphire is fabulous and catches the light beautifully. The sapphire color is rich, deep, and clear. The pendant hangs on a v-shaped white gold setting and the sapphire lays flat against my chest and doesn't flip around. The chain is a sterling silver box chain that also catches the light.The clasp is a spring-ring so it's easy to put on myself. I absolutely love it!
It arrived in a very nice gift box, so it's ready for instant gift-giving (although I'm keeping this one for myself). I'll keep the box for storage so the chain doesn't tangle with my other necklaces. Besides, I always put my fine jewelry in a special hiding place, rather than hanging it with costume jewelry on my necklace tree in plain sight.
Visit Ice.com for jewelry that will be cherished and passed down through generations. If you have a wedding coming up, check out their engagement rings and wedding bands. Ice.com even offers beautiful jewelry boxes to store all your precious jewelry. They also have a fragrance collection. You could do all your holiday shopping from the comfort of home with Ice.com!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE for my readers: Use code WEIDKNECHT10 to save 10% off your jewelry purchase at Ice.com.
Discount excludes watches, fragrances, and clearance items - including Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales items.

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Win a $30 Gift Code to spend at Ice.com!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 12/15/2015. Good luck!

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Giveaway! Quilt Set from @Qbedding #Home4Holidays

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Thank you for stopping by the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by The Anti-June Cleaver and Our Piece of Earth. We have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you a lot of fantastic of prizes to kick of the holiday season. After you have entered my giveaway, be sure to visit the linky below for more great prizes. Giveaways are open from December 1-15, 2015.
I'm giving away the
Rosalyn Twin-Size Quilt Set
from Qbedding!
ARV $55.50
I've spent months trying to find the perfect bedding for the daybed in my office. The Rosalyn Quilt Set from Qbedding is absolutely perfect! With its multitude of colors, it fits right into the room. The quilt squares with the yellow and white stripes match perfectly with the paint color and the entire set just seems to take on the color of the room. Since the window curtains in the room are olive green, they also match perfectly to the olive green quilt squares on the quilt set. I am so happy!
The Rosalyn Quilt Set for twin size beds comes with both the quilt and matching pillow sham. If you buy the larger quilt set sizes, they will come with two matching pillow shams. The quilt and the sham both have scalloped edges, giving it a genuine old-fashioned appearance.
The colors are bright and cheerful up close, yet soft and muted overall. The curved stitching across the material is playful and fun. Both the quilt and pillow sham have a single floral material on the back side, so you could even reverse them for a different look.
The quilt is a medium-weight, perfect for year-round use. It's very durable and well-made. Qbedding offers several different options for their quilt sets. You can see them all HERE. I am thrilled with my Rosalyn Quilt Set and am excited to give away a set below!
Visit www.qbedding.com for quilts, comforters, blankets, sheets, curtains, chair pads, pillow, and more! I own several of their items and have always been pleased with them. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for great home decor ideas.

Win the Rosalyn Twin-Size Quilt Set!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 12/15/2015. Good luck!

Enter my other giveaways HERE.
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Giveaway! Skinnygirl Single Serve Beverages $100 Prize Pack

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
It's time for the This Or That Giveaway Hop
from December 1-15, 2015.

Each of the bloggers listed at the bottom of this post is hosting a giveaway for either
a $100 Prize (THIS) or a $25 Gift Certificate (THAT). 
Visit each blog and enter to win them all!

I'm giving away a
Skinnygirl Single Serve Beverages $100 Prize Pack
CoffeeMarvel has just introduced a brand new line of cocktail-inspired teas, calorie reduced hot cocoa, and Rainforest Alliance-certified coffees under Bethenny Frankel’s popular Skinnygirl line. Skinnygirl single serve beverages contain no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. All are compatible with the Keurig single serve brewing system. I received a package with four tea flavors and two coffee flavors to try them out!
There are four fabulous Skinnygirl Tea flavors - Peach Bellini Green Tea, Sangria Hibiscus Herbal Tea, Mojito Mint Green Green, and Cranberry Cosmo White Tea. I like to brew them in my single serve brewer, then pour them over a tall glass of ice. In the evening, I like to add a dash of sparkling wine to turn them into real cocktails. These new flavors are so delicious and refreshing!
Skinnygirl Coffee flavors include Half Caff Medium Roast and Americano Espresso Roast. The Americano is a deep rich flavor, simply perfect for those cold mornings, and the Half Caff is the perfect after-dinner coffee. Skinnygirl also makes a reduced-calorie Hot Cocoa in a single serve cup!
I absolutely give my stamp of approval to Skinnygirl teas and coffees! The single serve beverage cups are so convenient since I work at home alone. Plus, I save all the used beverage cups to plant my seeds indoors over the winter. Shop at www.coffeemarvel.com for the new Skinnygirl tea, coffee, and hot cocoa single serve cups, and check out all their other great products too!
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Enter to win!

This $100+ prize pack includes all the following:
  • 3 x 24-count Skinnygirl single serve beverages
  • 2 mugs
  • $35 Gift Certificate to spend at www.coffeemarvel.com
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 12/15/2015. Good luck!

Enter my other giveaways HERE.
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Giveaway! $2500 in Prizes for Baby, Littles, and Mama

This giveaway featuring prizes worth over $2500 for Babes, Littles, & Mama is hosted by Lil Half-Pint and The Mom Shopping Network.   We are excited to launch our first ever Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway! Ready to get your shopping on? Check out our favorite shops and their amazing products, then enter to win below. Over $2,500 worth of prizes! Whoo hoo! Merry Christmas to ONE lucky winner!

1. Dainty Flowers Personalized Print | Uh OhPasghettio
2. 14k Gold bracelet | Poppy Lane &Co.
3. Adorable Headwrap | Laytonand Lanae Co.
4. 3-In-1 Carseat Canopy | HemmedIn
5. Bandana Bib | ChaoticCutie
6. Funny Baby Milestone Cards | Peanut'sPersonality Cards
7. Newborn 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser Trio | Wash withWater
8. Custom Plush Bunny | Jude &Co.
9. Red and White Holiday leggings | Hapa'sMama's
10. Limited Edition Winter PJ | HelloSunday
11. Flutter Sleeve Romper | Sweet & Lovable Designs
12. Milk Drops Sleep and Play | Le LaitBaby
13. Plus Hoodie | babynell

14. Hart Cutie Clip | RyanAndRose
15. Fur lined pixie hat | Chapel andRose
16. Silver Oxfords | LiliCollection
17. Parker Blue Turtle Pacifier Clip | TempletonSilver
18. Dainty Bow & Braided Pacifier Clip Gift Set | Loved BySophia Claire

19. Personalized Silhouette Plate | Flutter Bye Prints
20. Sweet Child Of Mine Toddler Tee | Lil Half PintShop
21. Cookies Rule Tee | LGNDSxPHNMS
22. Robot's In Space | ROMAN+GEMMA
23. Mermaid Teepee | Francie andCo.
24. Tiny Tornado Tee | LearnLive Hope Apparel
25. Merida Tunic | Allegra &Luca
26. Ello Love Pullover Raglan | Kate& James
27. Gypsy Sister | Bandgthreads
28. Brie Diagonal Bow | fourth+pierce
29. I Eat Bullies For Breakfast Tee | StashClothing
30. Nap Time Tee | Lavender & LaceCo.
31. Hug Life | Good SeedsApparel

32. Christmas Raglan | SmudgeWear
33. "Plaid Party" Knotbands | LivieLoo's
34. Christmas Cactus Raglan | Too RahLoo
35. Black Bow Beanie | Sugar'dNoggins
36. Hey Baby Sweater | IndieBird
37. I Ate Santa's Cookies Tee | Alley & RaeApparel

38. 14K Gold Family Tree Necklace | Bip &Bop
39. Let's Stay Home Pillow | AugustInk
40. Pine Tree Garland | Heyday DryGoods
41. Carolyn Ring in Meteorite Druzy | WrennJewelry
42. Black and White Stripes Nursing Scarf | Kismet LoveCollection
43. Los Olivos - Mod Blush Teething Necklace | MintSunshine
44. Dream-Catcher | The Golden TotShop
45. Love More Judge Less Mug | She DoesJustice

46. Drama Free Mama + Me Set | SUNNYSIDE904
47. Meh Touchdown Tee | Loved by Hannahand Eli
48. Mumberry Ease Maternity Active Pant with Mumband Belly Support | Mumberry
49. Raising My Tribe Tee | Little Adi & Co
50. Mombie Tee | Still RadClothing

Enter to win prizes from the shops you see above using the Rafflecopter form below.
Ends 12/7. US Only.
Good Luck!

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum - Simple, Stress-Free Gift Idea

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Cruzen Single Barrel Rum is a great gift for any hostess, rum connoisseur, or cocktail aficionado who might be on your shopping list this holiday season. One of Cruzan’s most awarded rums, Single Barrel first undergoes an initial aging period, then the rum is handpicked and blended before it is barreled for a second time in new American oak barrels and slowly aged again to perfection. It is a well-rounded, mellow, full-bodied rum with a smooth finish.
Easily create a Cruzan Gift Basket for a simple, stress-free, unique gift! This time of year, Hot Buttered Rum is one of my favorite drink recipes. You'll need butter, honey, nutmeg, and a couple of glasses, along with a bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel. Handprint the Hot Buttered Rum Recipe (below) onto an index card, then tuck everything into a basket with some wrapping paper and ribbon. It's a gift that's sure to please!

  • Pour two ounces of Cruzan Single Barrel Rum into a glass. 
  • Add one tablespoon of melted butter, then one tablespoon of honey. 
  • Add hot water to fill the glass, then garnish with a dash of nutmeg.