Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Bar Peanut Butter Creme Trifle

This #Cookies2Crunch shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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I was looking for sweet dessert recipes to make my family that would be quick and easy to make.

To make things easy on myself, I sometimes rely on ready made ingredients.

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What I decided to make was  a Peanut Butter Creme trifle using the new “limited time only” Nestle Crunch Girls Scout Bars available at Walmart.

The bars come in Peanut Butter Creme, Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut.

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The bars I bought (see my shopping trip) came in individually wrapped fun size which I took the liberty of taste testing before making the trifles.

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To make this recipe I used.

  • Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Bars (Thin Mint and Peanut Butter Creme)

  • whipped topping

  • pudding cups (vanilla and chocolate)

  • Fudge striped Shortbread cookies

  • pound cake

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Peanut Butter Creme and Thin Mint Trifles

1. I crushed about 1/2 the pack of cookies by adding them to a zip lock bag and crushing them into small pieces using a mallet.

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2. I coarsely chopped the pound cake into chunks and the Nestle Crunch bar into small pieces.

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3. For the bottom layer of the trifle I added cookie crumbs. Next I added a layer of pudding, then a layer of cake, then whipped topping and the Nestle Crunch Girl Scout bar crumbles.

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This recipe is too easy for you not to try, but if you want to use the Nestle Crunch Girl Scout bars you’ll need to go grab a few boxes at Walmart before they are gone.

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For even more yummy recipe inspiration Nestle products, check out Flavorful

4 Must Have Gifts for Fitness Moms | Best Buy Gift List

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

4 Must HAve Gifts for Fitness Moms

With Mother’s Day right around the corner Germaine has already begun asking me what I want, but to be completely honest, I’m pretty content in the  area of gifts. He bought me some headphones for work and working out earlier this year and he pretty much keeps me in the cutest workout gear ever.

That being said, he will not let the day go by without getting me something, because he’s just so giving like that. If you follow my other blog Aprons and Stilletos, you already know how much I’m into health and fitness.

As a 37 year old mom of four I felt myself slowing down over the years and becoming more tired and stressed. Since getting back in the gym and making better food choices I not only have begun to feel great but look great as well.

Now that I’m officially a “gym rat” it’s only right that I show you what my greatest gifts for fitness Moms at Best Buy would look like.

Best Buy has all types of gifts for Moms plus they’re offering 20% off any Misfit shine product. Just enter code MOMSHINE20 at checkout.

Now if you are into exercise and healthy eating here are some items you should add to your Mother’s Day wish list.

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Belkin Sportfit Armband –  There’s nothing more aggravating than trying to hold your phone or ipod and work out. I don’t workout without music and I’m always looking for a place to put my phone during my workouts. This is a must have if you don’t work out without music either.

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Mega kitchen system – Having a blender and food processor has been a huge help to me getting fit. Many of the snacks and drinks I make are fruit and vegetable based. By blending them, I‘m able to get in more fruits and veggies than I would if I tried to eat them individually. Plus drinking them is easier on the go.

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Breville Juicer – this juicer is one of the best gifts I received. My Mother-in-Law gave this to me and it opened up a whole new world of healthy eating. At one point I was strictly juicing and I couldn’t believe how great I felt. A juicer is definitely a great investment plus fresh juice drinks are yummy. Juicers can be pretty pricey, but with Best Buy’s free shipping with qualified purchase and  low-price guarantee, you don’t have to shop around. Just show them to lowest price and they match it.

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Neon Pink Powerbeats – Music is a must for me when working out. When exercising, I like to be in my own zone and music helps me do that. I have a limited amount of time to spend in the gym and can easily go in and spend a good part of that talking since I know several people there. I also feel more energized and like I can get in a extra rep or two if there’s a great song playing.

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Best Buy doesn’t just have gifts for the Fitness Fanatic. You’ll find lot’s of nice gifts priced under $100 for the Foodie, On-the-Go mom, Adventurer and Entertainer.

I’m a little bit of all of these wrapped up into one, so my husband can’t go wrong if he picks something from any of the Best Buy pre-selected Mother’s Day gift ideas.


5 Ways to Save on Time and Healthcare Costs for Health Conscious Woman | Health Care Clinic Atlanta

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 Most of us only have a limited amount of time and money to do everything that needs to be done for our selves and our family.

For most of us that time is split between a variety of obligation including family, household, personal issues, bills and others.

In an effort to be a good steward over my time money I always look for way to combine obligations in an effort to save time and money.

It’s similar to what some of you may do with your cable and telephone bill. By combining them you only have one bill to pay plus you save money for having two services with one company.

The same is true when you use Healthcare Clinic Atlanta or any of the clinics located in most major cities around the country.


Here are 5 Way to Save on Time and Healthcare Cost using the Health Clinic.

1. Walgreens has so many great deals each week for everyday household and personal hygiene items. I shop there every week and save 50% or more on items I need for my family. The fact that I can address my healthcare needs and some household shopping in one location will save me time.

2. The Health Clinic is open 7 days a week and weeknights so I don’t have cancel work, school or other obligations to get medical attention.

The hours work well with my schedule.


3. The Walgreens’ Health Clinic is closer to my home than my physicians office so I’ll save travel time as well.

4. I can easily see where it will cost me less for service by using the Walgreens Health Clinic. For example, the Health Clinic charges $15 less for sports physicals than my children’s primary care physician.


5. I also earn Walgreen’s Balance Reward points for prescriptions and immunizations. Those same points can then be used to help pay for the items I buy from Walgreens’ like food, health, beauty products and more.

20140128-110325.jpgTo learn more about the Walgreens Health Clinics in your area connect on Twitter using the hashtag #CollectiveBias #HealthcareClinic.

The Perfect Homemaker Helper: DYSON DC59 Animal

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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I love a clean and organized home, but with kids, it’s often impossible to keep things tidy.

I love them to death… but they undo my cleaning efforts on a daily basis.

I’d love to have a”helper” come in once a week to help us clean, but my husband is having none of that.

He’s totally against hiring help unless it runs on batteries or electricity.

He jokes all the time about the “helpers” he’s bought me. Their names are oven, washing machine, and dryer just to name a few.

So, since I’m not getting a living, breathing helper anytime soon I figured why not get another electrically powered one.

Best Buy sent us the Dyson DC59 Animal vacuum cleaner a few weeks ago in exchange for our honest opinion about it.

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The Dyson was so easy to assemble and begin using right away.

My husband wasn’t initially impressed until I told him how we could not only vacuum the carpets in the house, but the ones in the car as well.

He didn’t realize the DC59 can be used as a full sized vacuum and a compact vacuum for smaller areas.

Here are some of the features we like:

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  • Wall mount charging station: It took two screws to attach it to the wall and provides a great place to store the vacuum when not in use. (3.5 hour charging time)


  • Wall mount storage station: I love that the vacuum and all of its attachments can be stored in the charging station. With my current vacuum the attachments are connected to the vacuum and often fall off while vacuuming.

  • Ability to Convert: This vacuum can convert to a long handle wand to capture high ceiling, fan and light fixture dust. It can also convert from a regular floor vacuum to a handheld system great for stairs and cars. It’s like four vacuums in one.

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  • Light weight: For this vacuum to pack so much power it’s very light weight making it so much easier to go from upstairs to downstairs and even outdoors with the vacuum. The Dyson weighs only 4.65 lbs… That’s lighter than a newborn full weight baby. My current vacuum weighs as much as a kindergartener.


  • Cordless: I love the fact that this vacuum is cordless. I don’t foresee us paying the vacuum the inside of our cars anymore now that we have this Dyson.

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  • Dual suction settings: I can choose from regular suction to a stronger suction for those high traffic areas. The Dyson has up to 3 times the suction of any other cordless vacuum. Using the high suction drains the battery faster, but gets the job done in less time. In normal suction mode the Dyson has a 26 minute clean time.

Here are some of the key points.

Key Points:

  • New V6 motor = 50% more power than V2; performs like an upright (350 Watts)
  • 2 Tier, 15 Radial Cyclone technology brought to cordless for the first time
  • Wider Re-engineered brush bar for hard floor and carpet cleaning (approx. 10” vs. 8” on the DC44)
  • Spins at 110,000rpm (5 times faster than a Formula One race car engine)
  • 4-pole magnet that delivers 50% more power than its predecessor, V2
  • 3 times smaller than a conventional vacuum motor
  • Re-engineered nickel, manganese cobalt battery
  • 1.5 times more power than its predecessor (same run time, however – the extra capacity is used to power the V6 motor)
  • Boost mode still available
  • Work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust
  • Improved maneuverability due to a smaller ball at the back
  • Self-tightening mechanism keeps the brush bar stable
  • A new configuration of carbon fiber filaments and nylon bristle tips to remove fine dust and dirt across all floor types
  • Extended neck for greater ease of use
  • Soft-touch trigger is easier to hold (makes for longer clean time – people don’t need to keep it on when moving furniture, etc. – less wasted energy)
  • Handle now more comfortable to hold and Only 4.65 lbs
  • Hygienic one-touch bin emptying, now on both sides (for lefties and righties). One push empties bin, 2nd push detaches bin completely for washing, etc.
  • Pre-motor filter located at the top; now much easier to take out for washing

The Dyson DC59 is an amazingly powerful and versatile vacuum and one that I believe is a good investment for my family.

My husband always tells me that when you go cheap you end up wasting money over the long haul. Therefore, I won’t tell you how I’ve been buying 1-2 cheaper vacuums a year since 2009.

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If you are looking to upgrade your current Dyson or purchase your first Dyson be sure to look for the Dyson DC59 Animal Digital Slim at Best Buy beginning February 1st, 2014.

How To Choose the Perfect Flooring

This is a sponsored on behalf of Flooring America.

How to Choose the Perfect Flooring

We have been without flooring in the lower level living room of our home for about two years now.

It’s just a plain old concrete floor left after pulling up the carpet. We’ve gone back and forth about what to put down but have not found a resolution to fit our budget, DIY abilities and personal taste.

My husband did like the idea of the painted vinyl floor treatment I did in our bathroom but it’s not something we want long term.

Since we are at a standstill but are committed to making a decision in 2014, I decided to get some advice from the folks at Flooring America.


Flooring: The Foundation to Great Room Design

When it comes to room design, it’s often a struggle figuring out where to begin. However, what if we were to say flooring is the most crucial element to any room design?

Flooring is one of the most expensive design elements, and the largest component of any room. Flooring is the foundation from which all rooms can be designed. There a few ways to decide on the style of flooring that’s right for you.

When deciding on flooring for your room remodel, it’s important to ask yourself whether you want your floor to be the focal point of the room, or just a blank canvas for which other design elements will build off. If flooring is the focal point, it’s best to choose a style that truly pops and becomes the star of the room.

Consider interesting tile flooring in varying colors, or a beautiful high gloss hardwood floor. When making flooring a focal point, it’s important to tone down the rest of the room’s décor. Choose neutral colored furniture and wall colors, and let the floor really speak for itself.

If you decide to make flooring just an element of the room, it’s important to get exciting with the rest of the room’s décor. Choose bolder colors and furniture, and let the room’s décor elements speak for themselves.

Flooring has the power to truly bring a room together, so it is important to choose wisely. When deciding on the proper flooring for your remodel, consider these helpful suggestions.

Once we make our final decision and begin installing the flooring I will share a before and after of the results and some tips and tricks we learned as DIY’ers.

“This is a sponsored post written in part by me and Flooring America.  All opinions expressed are my own and I only promote campaigns that support the mission of To learn more about how I choose which companies to partner with please see my disclosure“.

Cottonelle $100 American Express Gift Card #Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.

This has been an amazing year for my family. I truly feel like we are ending this year better than when we started.

Since Cottonelle happens to be my husbands favorite toilet paper and we buy it in bulk regularly we’ve partnered with them to share what we’d like 25% more of this holiday season.


What we’d like 25% more of this holiday season is God’s favor.

In fact, we’ll take 100% more of His favor because that’s what He has for us.

Who doesn’t like more of a good thing?

Even Cottonelle knows that which is why they offer 25 percent more sheets per roll than the competitor.

I know a lot about toilet paper price points and am very conscience of what brands to buy and for how much per sheet. I share those money saving deals with you all the time, so when I hear I can get more for my money with Cottonelle I get excited.

The less I have to buy toilet paper and other household items, the more I can focus on becoming debt free.

Speaking of becoming debt free, could you use extra $100?


  • The giveaway is open through Friday December 20th. Enter here.

  • You can enter daily for a chance to win.

  • One winner is selected daily to receive a $100 American Express gift card.

  • The winner is announced here daily.

If you win be sure to come back and let us know!! We’d love to celebrate with you.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #MoreIsBetter.

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High Value $3/1 Huggies Pull-Ups® Coupons + 5 Potty Training Tips for Moms

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pull-Ups® Training Pants.


I’ve potty trained four children and can’t believe it’s time to begin potty training a new generation of babies in my family.

My grandson and nephew are in the process of being potty trained and my preferred brand of potty training pants have always been Huggies.

My daughter gets on my case all the time about buying my grandson Huggies diapers and it will be no different as he learns to potty train.

There are several Pull-Ups® products to suit each child’s various learning styles such as Pull-Ups® Training Pants with Cool Alert® and Learning Designs® and Pull-Ups® Night*Time Training Pants.

If you’re not a seasoned mom like me, Pull-Ups® website offers so many tips, tools and resources to help you prepare to potty train.

Potty training can be a frustrating time. With my oldest son and daughter, I had impractical expectations but with my two younger children I was much more patient.

Here are some tips that I’ll pass on to my daughter as she potty trains her son.

1. Be patient. Don’t feel like your toddler should be potty trained by now just because some other toddler might be.

2. Give lots of loving affirmations for even the tiniest effort from your toddler.

3. Expect for there to be accidents. Maybe lots of them at first. This is a new concept for your toddler.

4. Make it as easy as possible for your toddler to get to the potty. If you have a two story home or rancher…keep the potty nearby.

5. Enjoy this time!! It will never come again. With this new ability will come a sense of independence. The more they learn the more they want to learn and grow independent.

If you are potty training your child now I have a special high value coupon for you.

Right now you can save up to $3 off one package of Huggies Pull-Ups® training pants.


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pull-Ups® Training Pants. Save up to $3 on your next purchase of Pull-Ups® by registering at the Pull-Ups® website.

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