Thursday, January 18, 2018

Feeling Comfortable With Knixwear bras

I don't know about you, but I love having a comfortable bra to work out in and a comfortable bra that I can just wear daily. I am a DD and I need support as well. As a woman, I like to also feel sexy in what I wear! As a mom, I find myself putting my daughter first and typically never purchasing for myself. We have to make a change and do something for ourselves on occasion! Even if that means treating yourself to a new bra or underwear. You will feel so much better about yourself! 

I learned about Knixwear bras recently, and they design active everyday women's underwear! One thing that I love about their brand is that they have product for ALL SIZES! This means when you shop with them, you will find something for YOU. NO MORE having to back out of a website because they don't have your size, no more having to feel like you don't get to have something cute if you are a bigger girl like myself. I love their brand because they make us women feel empowered! As women, we have to support each other and we have to lift one another up! 

They also have a variety of bras! Their 8-in-one bra is just amazing because you can wear it in 8 different ways! How awesome is that!? No more having to buy a specific bra to wear with a certain shirt, you can change it up however you would like. Another thing that I like about them is that their bras are moisture-wicking and anti-odor and they are quick dry. This is a major plus factor for me because I am busty and I work out! Their product also molds to you and makes it comfortable for you to wear! No more bra straps or clips hurting your shoulders or back. I highly encourage you to check them out and let me know what you think! Thanks for reading!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Be a Parent with Purpose

Children of the information age face more challenges than ever before in history. Technology has changed the way we communicate and the way we learn in life. Children of the new millennium are exposed to a lot more information than was available for any other generation before in human history.
Our standard of living has risen dramatically with the new era of the internet, where everything is available at the click of a button. However, it has also led to an increase in consumerism and a need for money to pay for life’s expenses. This fact has forced more parents to become dual earners where both parents have jobs to bring in the necessary income required to support a family.
Thus, many children grow up with very little interaction with their parents. Some kids barely see their parents unless it’s on the weekend and by then, everyone is so tired that quality time gets substituted for ‘me’ time.
Take the time to interact and communicate with your kids daily and instill your values in them. This strategy of purposeful parenting will ensure that your kids will develop into young adults that are ready to take on life and grasp every opportunity they can. Here are a few ways you can make a difference in your child’s life, for information and parenting strategies visit
Actively Educate Your Kids
Educating your child is the most critical part of your responsibility as a parent. Quality education is hard to come by these days, with public schools failing to meet basic educational guidelines. Classes are now associated with places of violence, mass shootings, irate kids and metal detectors at the doors with armed guards.
Take time to ask your kids about their schooling every day, make sure that they are working toward their strengths and they enjoy the time they spend in school. Private education is the best option for your kids, however; home schooling is a good option as well if one of the parents stays at home.
Recycling as a Family Responsibility
Teaching your kids sustainable environmental practices when they are young will help them understand the importance of conserving and retaining sources. Recycling your waste is an excellent example of this sort of practice. Get your kids involved and teach them the importance of recycling and its impact on the environment.
Teach them to Grow a Garden
Learning how to grow your food is a life skill that everyone should have. If your kids think the only place to find food is a grocery store, then they will never truly appreciate the role of food in their lives. You can’t grow a candy bar, but you can grow nutrient-dense plants that provide a fantastic source of nutrition for the whole family.

Encourage Passion and Interest in Animals
Children need to understand the importance of all life on earth. Install the values of kindness and admiration for animals in them while they are young. Children that have an affinity for animals have more significant levels of empathy for others and an enhanced connection with the world around them.
The Final Thought
A child’s mind is the world’s most valuable resource. The next generation has the power to make or break civilization. It’s vital that we show them the right path in life if we want them to bear the responsibility of shaping the future. Become a parent with purpose and make a difference to your child and the world.

Check out the 2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate!!!

2018 is going to be JAMMED PACKED with amazing movies and more! Check out the 2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate below! This is amazing! You are NOT going to want to miss out on this!

February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.              

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. 

March 9, 2018 – A WRINKLE IN TIME (Walt Disney Studios)

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,  examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.

Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award® nominee 
Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.

Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented and skilled craft persons working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar®-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer with music by Ramin Djawadi.

“A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018.


May 4, 2018 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel Studios)

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. 

Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

“Avengers: Infinity War” releases in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018.


May 25, 2018 – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Lucasfilm)

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” releases in U.S. theatres on May 25, 2018.

June 15, 2018 – INCREDIBLES 2 (Disney / Pixar)

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018


July 6, 2018 – ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (Marvel Studios)

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”  In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walter Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Lawrence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” hits U.S. theatres on July 6, 2018.


August 3, 2018 – DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Walt Disney Studios)

In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

“Disney’s Christopher Robin” releases in U.S. theatres on August 3, 2018.


November 2, 2018 - THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (Walt Disney Studios)

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” releases in U.S. theatres on November 2, 2018.


November 21, 2018 – RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”)
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.


December 25, 2018 – MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney Studios)

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”). The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy and introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the original film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.

“Mary Poppins Returns” will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2018.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER - New Featurette Now Available!!!

I am excited to share with you this featurette! Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER opens in theaters everywhere on February 16th! Check out the trailer!

January Swago with Spin & Win (US)

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their January "Swago" promotion starting Monday, January 8th at 9am PT and running until Monday, January 15th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: 

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores! 
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. 
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, January 15th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely. 
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely. 

  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, January 15th to use all your spins. 

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.  

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5 Tips to Caring for your Feet during the Freezing Cold Months

One of the most neglected parts of our body is our feet. We usually take time to wash and moisturize our face or other parts of our body because they are more visible but even so, we should give equal attention to our feet as well. During the cold months, the weather can be harsh to our skin, especially to the feet which usually gets dry and rough. Covering them up with boots and closed shoes doesn’t mean they are protected from the cruel weather conditions, which could often lead to cracked skin or sometimes fungal infections. There are ways you can make them comfortable such as simply massaging your feet. Here are some helpful tips to taking care of your feet during the cold, winter season.

1.  Use the proper socks.
Choose socks that are breathable to keep your feet warm and dry during the freezing season. Socks made of wool are also good choices because they help control the feet from sweating. Sweating feet is susceptible to freeze. Also, avoid squeezing tight and chunky socks into your shoes which can restrict blood flow to your feet and toes.

2.  Find the right kind of shoes.
Your winter shoes should be something that can protect your feet and keep them warm and dry as well. Find footwear that has sufficient padding but still comfortable enough for blood to properly circulate in your feet and toes. Look for shoes which have enough arch support for better walking on the cold, freezing weather.

3.  Remove wet socks and shoes as soon as possible.
During cold weather months, sock and shoe dampness cannot be avoided when walking or frolicking in the snow. Wet socks and shoes should be removed right away because keeping them on longer may cause fungal or bacterial infections. Thus, it is important to thoroughly dry off your shoes and socks before wearing them again.

4.  Massage feet with oils.
The cold weather during the winter months can also cause dry feet which can eventually crack if not treated early. Massaging your feet with oils brings back moisture to the drying feet making it soft and supple again. It also helps to remove layers of superficial dead skin or calluses on your ankles and toes. The oils used to massage the feet are usually made with natural ingredients such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus or other natural oils which are good to use even for those with sensitive skin. These oils also give-off a relaxing aroma which helps soothe achy and tired feet. Essential oils such as eucalyptus oil have antibacterial effects which are great for this damp, cold weather.

5.  Exercise.
The cold and freezing weather is no excuse to skip on exercise even though it is more tempting to just sit around in the cozy comforts of your home. Make sure to do some leg exercises if you choose to stay at home to avoid foot and ankle swelling from too much sitting all day. If you prefer to have a cold walk or jog, do some stretching exercises to keep your body and feet flexible and keep a good blood flow.

Maintaining healthy and smooth feet is still possible even in the harshest freezing weather. There are many ways and means around to care for your feet and keep them always on-the-go.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookie Bars!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE sugar cookies! I just do not like the mess that comes with cutting them and cleaning up flour from the counters. I have the perfect solution! Sugar Cookie Bars! These are such a delicious treat! They are mess free!
This is so easy to make! They are chewy and sweet!  
The Bars:
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • ½ tsp. baking powder 
  • ½ tsp. salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375* and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper. 
  2. With a whisk attachment, cream butter and sugar in a bowl. 
  3. Add your egg and vanilla. 
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder. With the mixer on, slowly mix flour mixture into the butter mix.
  5. Press dough into pan with a spoon and bake 18-22 minutes. You will see when it is done because the edges will be golden brown.
  6. Let cool and add frosting/sprinkles! ENJOY!

  • 5 cups powdered sugar 
  • 4 TBSPs unsalted butter, softened
  • Food Coloring
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • Sprinkles

  1. I creamed the butter  with the whisk attachment on the mixer until smooth. 
  2. Beat in powdered sugar slowly starting with two cups. 
  3. Add the remaining sugar and if it is too stiff, add a tbsp of milk, if it is too runny, add MORE powdered sugar. Trust me, it will stiffen up. 
  4. Add food coloring to your liking and enjoy!
These bars are so yummy and they are so festive! I just love them for Valentine's Day! They will be the hit of any party too!
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Valentine's Day Treat- Chocolate Dipped Cake Cherries

Valentine's Day is almost here and what more of a treat could you ask for than chocolate and cherries?! I have the most perfect treat for you! All of these products were purchased at Cost Plus World Market too! These are chocolate dipped cake cherries! More like a cake pop, really! Let me tell you what you need to make this delicious treat!
For the cake
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened 
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 jar of pre-made icing or you can make your own
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. 
  4. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. 
  5. Pour in a 9x13 cake pan. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. 
  6. Let cool and crumble. 
  7. Throw in 2 tbsp of icing with the cake and form into balls around the cherries.
  8. Put in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. Melt chocolate chips on 30-minute intervals until melted.
  10. Dip cake cherries in chocolate and sprinkle the sprinkles on top. 
  11. Put in fridge to set! ENJOY!
I sat out the tablecloth I bought and the chocolates made for a cute decor for photos!

This is SUCH a delicious treat for anyone to enjoy!  They don't have to be perfect! They are so good!Here is some food porn for you! 
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Easy Mini Heart Shaped Pies! So Cute!

I have a cute and festive treat for you! This is the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but the best of all- you can make it any time of the year!
You only need a few things to make these cute and easy mini heart pies! The best thing of all- it only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish!
You need:
  • (1) 2 pack of pre-made refrigerated pie crust (two packs made 11 mini pies for me)
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Knife
  • 1 egg beaten and mixed with a tbsp of water
  • Sugar or Sugar sprinkles
  • 1 can of pie filling of choice. I chose strawberry and raspberry
  • parchment paper
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  1. Preheat oven to 425*, Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Lay another sheet on counter and spread pie crust open.
  3. Cut into heart shapes. You need two per pie.
  4. Mix corn starch and pie filling and spoon on bottom pieces of pie shapes.
  5. You can cut shapes in the crust, but it is optional. Place top piece on the bottom piece.
  6. Pinch ends with fork
  7. Brush egg wash on each and sprinkle sugar.
  8. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Place on cooling rack to cool.
These are so yummy and not to mention they are CUTE!! Enjoy!!
 I cut little x shapes and cut out hearts to make "x's and o's" for Valentine's Day! I used the heart pieces I cut out to place on random pies and it turned out too cute.
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