Jan 30, 2011

Tyson Any'tizers

I just recently had the opportunity to sample Tyson Any'tizers NEW Quesa Dippers and I must say that I am HOOKED! These things are pretty darn tasty.

We've been fans of Tyson products for some time now. Their Any'Tizers line is full of great snacks that both my husband and kids enjoy. 
So, I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to try their newest product.

Each bag of Tyson Any'tizers Quesa Dippers comes with salsa (Something my kids can't get enough of.)
Cooking time was QUICK (another plus for my family) and the taste was great.

We will definitely be trying more Any'Tizers brands in the near future.

Jan 25, 2011

Build A Bear Workshop awarding $10, 000 to 10 kids!

Nominations are now being accepted for the Eighth Annual Huggable Heroes program that recognizes and rewards remarkable young leaders for positive contributions to their communities and the world.

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 14, 2011) -- A recent survey shows that today’s youths are more in touch with the needs of their communities than ever before. In a poll conducted by Build-A-Bear Workshop®, 98 percent of the 400 young people responding said it is important to help others.  

Through its Huggable Heroes® program, Build-A-Bear Workshop recognizes and encourages young leaders, ages eight to 18, who provide extraordinary service in their communities and around the world. The eighth annual search for these special people is now on! Anyone, ages eight and above, is eligible to nominate a candidate (and kids can nominate themselves) by visiting http://www.lovehugssmiles.com/HuggableHeroes.aspx or by picking up an entry form at participating Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2011.

Entries will be narrowed down to 75 semi-finalists in March and to 25 finalists by the end of April.  Ultimately 10 new Huggable Heroes (eight from the United States and Puerto Rico and two from Canada) will be selected to join the ranks of more than 100 other amazing youths from the previous seven years. Each new Huggable Hero will receive a $7,500 scholarship toward his or her college education and a $2,500 donation from the
Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation for a 501(c)(3) charity or Canadian cause of his or her choice. In addition, the Huggable Heroes will win a trip for themselves and a guardian to St. Louis, Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters. 

“Our Huggable Heroes program was born of the desire to encourage and reward young people to give back to their communities,” said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop Founder and Chief Executive Bear. “While the monetary prize provides an incentive, it also represents an investment in both the causes these kids support and their education so they can continue to cultivate their leadership skills and achieve even bigger goals.”    

Click here for the complete press release.

I HEART you!

Still looking for that perfect Valentine's day craft?

Search no more....

Diary of a Craftaholic shares this super cute ruffle heart tee tutorial with us!

The perfect valentine's day treat for the classroom by Shabby Chic Crafts...

Don't forget to decorate the house too!

Krafty Kash shares her tutorial for valentine's day pillows.

Get your craft on!

Jan 21, 2011

More Valentine's Day goodies


Soup cans transformed into Valentine's Day treats from The Autocrat via Craftaholics Anonymous

Make your own Valentine's Day bubbles complete with heart shaped wand. Christy will show us how!

Star Wars puppets, these are adorable!

Kiki Creates shares these Star Wars puppets with us!

I love them!

Box Tops for Education Flash parade *Check it out!


Box Tops for Education was created by General Mills in 1996 as an easy way to help make a difference for kids and schools. Since then, schools have earned more than $375 million through the program to help get the things they need-from books and school supplies to playground equipment and computers. Help make a difference in schools by clipping Box Tops from more than 240 brands, including Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Hamburger Helper, Kleenex, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Avery, Welch´s, Land O´Lakes and Brita. Find out how much your school has earned and learn other ways to earn cash for your school at www.btfe.com.

Jan 20, 2011

Piggyback Bandz *Review/Giveaway

Congrats to :

Have you guys seen these yet?

"The BANDZ that STAND."


I'll admit, I was a little skeptical at first.
ANOTHER one of those BANDS....I thought.

But these are so much different!


You know how you have to take the "other bands" off just to see what the design is?
Well, Piggyback Bandz STAND! There is a design on top of a design.

Adorable designs, I might add.

We have the Cool rides, Safari, Sealife and Groovy piggyback bandz.
Each pack contains an assortment of designs (25).

My kids LOVE THEM!


You can see above how they stand up.

I would love to get the Alphabet pack next. Each one has a different alphabet on it. You can then create words on your arm by placing each band next to another.



Would your little one like Piggyback bandz?
If so, I've got (4) packs to give away!

Here's what you need to do:

Visit piggyback bandz website and browse through the entire collection.

Come back here and let me know which package is your favorite.

*Extra entries*

Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. Copy and paste the following:
Win 4 packs of @piggybackbandz from @mommytweetsalot http://tinyurl.com/6ejcl8g

"Like" Piggyback Bandz on facebook and let them know My Trendy Tykes sent ya! (include a link to this giveaway)

Leave an additional comment for each task completed.

This giveaway will end on Thursday, January 27th.

Piggyback Bandz sent us the above mentioned bandz as part of this feature post. We were not compensated in any other way. Piggyback Bandz will be providing the winner with their own 4 pack of Piggyback Bandz.


Jan 17, 2011

Make your own Conversation Hearts

I had no idea that you could make your own conversation hearts! 
(Actually, I never put much thought into it.)

But I recently stumbled on to a few recipes and thought I would share . . .

*How to make your own conversation hearts for valentine's day*


Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom featured these conversation hearts on her blog.

Don't eat too many!

Jan 15, 2011

Madeline At The White House book giveaway

Does your little one read the Madeline book series? If so, here is a brand new book for you!

Madeline At The White House

About the Book

Welcome to America, Madeline!

Madeline and friends are off to enjoy a wonderful American adventure. The White House in Washington, D.C., is their destination, where they are the guests of the president’s lonely only daughter for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Cake and ice cream, dress-up games, and scary stories told in the dark are capped off by a magical nighttime tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks, before it’s time for the twelve little girls in two straight lines to say, “Au revoir, America!”

The Story Behind the Book

“The idea for sending Madeline to the White House was my grandfather’s and grew out of his friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy. In a series of letters from late 1961 and early 1962, my grandfather sounded out the First Lady on ideas for the book, which he proposed calling “Madeline visits Caroline,” with text from Mrs. Kennedy herself. My grandfather died in 1961, before the book was finished.” – John Bemelmans Marciano, author and illustrator of Madeline at the White House and grandson of Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans.

Sounds like another winner, right?

Would you like to own it?


I have (3) copies of Madeline At The White House to give away.

Here's what you need to do:

Leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite book is.

That's it!

The giveaway will end on Friday, January 28th

*Retail value $17.99
Available for purchase on January 25th

We were sent a copy of Madeline At The White House from the PR firm. The PR firm will also be sending each book to the winner. We were not compensated in any other form.

Jan 14, 2011

Love is in the air...

How SWEET it would be to receive this as a Valentine's Day gift!!
Cupcake Takealong tutorial from Capture the Moment

Make these Valentine's Day felt cookies for the kids!

Pamela Susan will show you how!

Make your door pretty with this felt heart wreath.
Tutorial can be found on Lasting Memories.

Jan 12, 2011

Speaking of snow...

snowball cupcakes from Tidy Mom

Make your own Snow Paint

"Idea" from The Idea Room

Diecast Semi Trucks are Interesting Collector’s Items

Diecast semi trucks can be a lot of fun to collect and they also make great gifts for truck enthusiasts.   These miniature replicas of full sized vehicles have captured the interest of both children and adults alike for generations.  What makes them so appealing?  For some it is a matter of nostalgia, for others it’s something they find interesting and fascinating, while still others may have a whole set of additional reasons for establishing a collection.

Those who collect diecast semi trucks may leave their models in their original packaging, while others may show off their pieces in a display cabinet or on a shelf.  Regardless of where they may be placed, it is important that these toys are kept in good condition to retain their value.

What types of diecast semi trucks are available?   There is an extensive range of tractor trailer models that differ in scales (sizes), designs, colors, age and price.  Each are highly detailed and carefully manufactured to look like tiny version of real trucks.  Typically, the larger the scale the more details are defined and the more parts are moveable.

Hence, if you are looking to start a fun and interesting new hobby or are looking for a unique
and impressive gift to give, a diecast truck is definitely something you should consider, as it can have both personal and monetary value.

Got Snow?


It's pretty huh?
It's also very cold.
The kids played in it. I snapped some pics....Now it can GO!

Check out these fun snow man treats.

I could gobble these up!

melting snowman cookies from Relatively Reagan

snowman cake pops from the fabulous Bakerella


We survived THE GREAT SNOWSTORM of 2011!

See Daddy Dance!


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Jan 10, 2011

Breaking News . . .


Jan 8, 2011

How I've spent the last few days...



Jan 7, 2011

Change of Plans movie ~GIVEAWAY~

Mark your calendars. You will want to gather your family around for this NEW movie airing January 8th on FOX.

It is the newest release from The Wal-Mart Family and Proctor & Gamble.

Up to this point, Sally Danville's life has played out just as she hoped it would. A beautiful and free-spirited musician, she and her fighter-pilot husband, Jason, live life on the go, free of domestic responsibilities. But with a single phone call from Child & Family Services case worker, Dorothy (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show), she learns that things don't always go according to plan. Sally (Brooke White, American Idol) is met with the news that her best friend from college has died in a tragic accident on a Peace Corps mission and has named Sally the legal guardian of her four kids - 3 of them adopted from third-world countries. Now Sally and Jason (Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis) must quickly learn to parent this instant family and help the kids deal with the culture clash of life in America. The story is both humorous and heartwarming, revealing how fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.

So be sure to tune in on January 8th @ 8pm/7CST for this family movie event!


I have a special PRIZE pack for one lucky reader.
The prize pack consists of :
(1) warm fleece blanket
(3) P&G Family movies on dvd...Secrets of the Mountain, Jensen Project and A Walk in My Shoes

Would you like to win?
All you have to do is leave me a comment below.

I want to know what your favorite MOVIE snack is.

This giveaway will end on Friday, January 14th.

My Blog Spark provided the information as well as prize pack for this giveaway.

Jan 4, 2011

Let's talk LEGGINGS

Vintage Lacette leggings from pipsqueakcouture

valentine ruffle leggings from gingerlouiseclothing

Posh Legs from PoshPipsqueak

Aqua Leopard Leggings from Bon Bon Cupcakes

Check out this Shoppe!


Love Love Love this Walk the plank pirate skirt...

And this peasant ruffle top makes my heart go pitter patter!

Check them out!

Jan 3, 2011

Make your own ISPY game

Hope Studios posted this I Spy game tutorial on her blog today.

I love it!

What's your New Year's resolution? Macy's giftcard giveaway

Please read: Blogger had some issues over the weekend.....
A lot of your comments never posted.
I have received numerous emails regarding this situation and apologize for the mishap.
Due to your comments not being posted, I am leaving this giveaway active until Friday, January 14th.

So, if you do NOT see your original comments please post again. You can search for them by hitting the Control button along with F and then search the comments for either your name or email address.

It's that time. Time for making resolutions....

What is your New Year's resolution?
Losing weight? Saving money?

Well, if you plan on doing the above....
I can help!

That's right.
I can help you save money and fill your closet with NEW clothes after shedding those pounds.

With (2) $25 Macy's gift cards
$50 total

Have you been to Macy's lately?

Right now you could enjoy an extra savings of up to $50 through their BUY MORE SAVE MORE online only campaign.

Head over and check out the savings!


One lucky winner will win (2) $25 gift cards $50 total

Here's what you need to do:

Tell me what your New Year's resolution is. (MANDATORY)

Extra Entries (leave a comment for each task completed) OPTIONAL

Tweet this giveaway on twitter *copy and paste the following
What's your New Year's resolution? Tell @mommytweetsalot & win $50 Macy's giftcard http://tinyurl.com/2ezwj4m 

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This giveaway will end on Monday, January 14 @ 10pm CST

Adorable hair bow holder (tutorial)


Katicupcake posted this hair bow holder tutorial....

Add some hair bows


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