Maleficent comes to Blu-Ray

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This is one of my favorite movies I saw this year and it was a pleasant surprise. I know a lot of my friends could hardly wait to see it when it was in the theater. This was one I was not sure of. I don’t handle scary or suspense very well. I read the book first which I’m glad I did. This was not a “scary story” that I had assumed. I ended up loving it! I’m so glad I have the Blu Ray now because it’s one that I enjoy watching over and over. Some of my friends had asked if it was too scary for their kids. My answer is it depends.  Helpful, right?  Seriously though, it really depends on the child. The movie itself is not scary. There are characters in the enchanted forest that could be “scary” – trees that help to fight off the attackers, etc.  I love how this movie teaches that if you let hurt, hate, and anger overtake you it can destroy you. I think it’s a great message. I totally recommend grabbing this movie for your home entertainment library!

Princess Aurora: Don’t be afraid!

Maleficent: I am not afraid.

Princess Aurora: Then come out.

Maleficent: Then you’ll be afraid.

Maleficent will be coming out of hiding soon when she’s released on Blu-ray and Digital HD Nov. 4th. To celebrate, here is a bonus clip titled, “Aurora: Becoming a Beauty.” In this clip, Elle Fanning talks about playing the beautiful Princess Aurora and what the character means to her. We also wanted to share with you a fantastic Halloween costume blogger button, with details on making your very own Princess Aurora costume as well as a Maleficent scepter, wings and horn!


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Taming the Frizz with Biotera

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My hair has a mind of it’s own.  I have learned or the years to accept that and embrace it. I have really curly hair that does what it wants.  The only thing that tends to bother me is the frizziness.  I’m okay with the curls, in fact I’ve grown to love them but frizziness just looks messy.  I knew I had to find something to help that. That’s why I tried Biotera.

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Biotera Anti-Frizz Intense Smoothing Shampoo cleanses and silkens frizzy, unruly, medium to coarse hair with defrizzing Camellia flower oil.

I use this shampoo daily.  It does a great job of cleaning the styling junk out of my hair. In fact since I’ve started using Biotera I haven’t had to use as much product.

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Biotera Anti-Frizz Intense Smoothing Conditioner is infused with powerfully defrizzing Camellia flower oil to lock out frizz for 3 days, even in high humidity,* for hair that stays smooth and sleek.

I leave it in my hair for a few minutes and it leaves my hair so soft.

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This picture is my hair after using the product for a few weeks. My frizz is much more contained. I am thrilled with the results.  If you have dry, frizzy, curly hair I suggest trying this line too!

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Activz – Revolutionize the Way You Eat

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Activz’s new, preservative-free whole-food powder line retains all the nutrition of fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to its patented dehydration process – a method which evaporates only the water molecules while leaving vital nutrients intact. This convenient powder, available in a variety of fruit, vegetable and grass powders, enables you to improve your diet by quickly increasing the nutritional value of any meal.

See the entire Activz line of powders and supplements here.

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I tried the Whole-food multivitamin shake complete. I was excited to try the line because I really liked the list of products they have. I chose this shake because I thought my husband and oldest son would enjoy it too. As a mom I want to give my family good healthy stuff!

I have tried it in a few different flavor smoothies, mixing it with water and with almond milk as well as putting it in my yogurt. I am sorry, I really, really wanted to like this product/flavor but did not. I think its because the taste was too strong? It was very overpowering–too much and not to my liking. My husband agreed but my son loved it all the ways that we have mixed it up.

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Share your opinions & make money with Opinion Outpost!

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The holidays are around the corner.  Have you thought about your Christmas list and who you’re going to buy gifts for? I love the holidays and I love giving gifts especially to my grand daughter, nephews, and nieces.  It seems though as the years go by my list gets longer and longer. That’s a good thing, but it’s also a more expensive thing.  I don’t know about you but having extra cash around the holidays is a good thing.

Have you heard of Opinion Outpost?  It’s a way that you can earn extra cash and you can do it all just by giving your opinion. That’s easy and totally something I can do.  In fact I tend to give my opinions all the time and I love that they’ll pay me for it!

Share your opinions & make money with Opinion Outpost!

It’s free to sign up.  You can take take online surveys, giving your opinion in exchange for payment. They even have giveaways. Earn cash, rewards, and entries into a $10,000 quarterly prize draw!

Signing up with Opinion Outpost is easy. By providing them with personal information, such as your name, email address and gender, you can begin making money online from home by participating in paid surveys! This data allows Opinion Outpost to place you within certain demographics, making it easier for your favorite brands to target specific individuals by developing unique marketing, sales and other programs that directly impact you.

In other words, your unique voice is heard directly by your favorite businesses!

Nobody’s voice is as powerful as yours. As a consumer, you are uniquely positioned to share your perspective with businesses, telling them what you expect in order for them to receive your money in a transaction. So, why not make money online by taking surveys that provide information to your favorite company?

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Crystal Light Drink Mixes are perfect for my Busy Lifestyle

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Growing up I remember going over to my grandma’s house. It was one of my favorite times and I loved being over there.   She always made fresh squeezed lemonade and served it to me in a mason jar then we would talk for hours.  I’ve kind of been a fan of lemonade since then. When I’m out to dinner I love ordering different flavors of lemonade and have some favorites. I’d love to make fresh squeezed but the reality is I just don’t have the time. Thank goodness I found Crystal Light Drink Mixes.

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I found the drink mix water enhancers in the juice aisle with the drink mixes.  There are so many different flavors.  I tried the Blackberry Lemonade which was my favorite and the Strawberry Green Tea.

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I feel like I’m always on the go and I’ve been working really hard at losing and maintaining a healthy weight.  I barely have enough time to make fresh healthy meals for myself. That’s why these little bottles are such super heroes.

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You start with ordinary water …

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… give them a squirt …

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and you’ve got extraordinary water! It’s a totally refreshing blackberry lemonade!  I totally have time to squirt.

Crystal Light’s low calorie water enhancers  fit into your everyday life. I love that not only are they low calorie but they are so convenient.

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In fact, they’re so convenient I can fit them into my purse which means I can have fruity drinks no matter where I am.  I can buy a bottled water and squirt in some flavor.

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Crystal Light has another amazing “super power” and it’s called Platinum Points. Crystal Light is sponsoring the Miranda Lambert Platinum tour and rewarding its customers with an exclusive #PlatinumPoints Sweepstakes. You can earn rewards by purchasing Crystal Light products. At the end of the program, they’ll randomly select one winner.

Great taste, low calorie, convenient and reward points? It not only makes my life easier, it rewards me. Plus it’s a lot of fun reminiscing about the good times with my grandma. What food or drink brings back good memories for you?

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Help me pick out a Dress

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One of the highlights of last year for me was attending the red carpet premier for both Thor Dark World and Delivery Man.  They were amazing opportunities and I’m so excited to say that I’ve been invited to Los Angeles again! I’ve been on the Plan Z diet now for just over a month and I am feeling fabulous.  One of the numerous reasons that I wanted to lose weight is to look good.  Yes it sounds shallow, but it is honest.  While I’m there I’ll also be attending a live show of Dancing with the Stars!

I’ve been feeling so great and love that I’m wearing smaller sizes. I decided to head into town last week and start searching for a dress. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to look good in a shorter dress! I always felt like they were just colorful potato sacks.  In fact I had such a great time shopping for a dress I bought two! I need your help with making a choice.  Here are the two dresses I’m trying to choose between:

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Which dress do you think I should wear on the Red Carpet?

I’d love to get your opinions in the comments below as well.  I will be in LA in 2 weeks and I’ll post a picture live of me wearing the dress. I also can’t wait to show you how much weight of lost!

Are you ready to change your life and lose with me? Do you want more information? Head on over to Plan Z Diet and watch their  video to find out more.

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Learning about the Early Days at the REA Plant

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hang out with some amazing bloggers for the #FranklinCoHarvest One of our stops over the weekend was to the REA Plant in Hampton.  The REA Plant is a building full of history literally.  I got to learn about how Franklin County first had electricity and the farmers would call up to tell them what time they were going to milk the cows or need electricity for other chores.

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They have a museum of all the old machinery they used. They also had rooms with tools and machines from the past.   It was so interesting to see everything.

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A History of the R.E.A. Museum

In the early 1930’s only 10% of the farms in the United States used electricity for home and farm purposes. 90% labored the hard way.

  • May 1935 – President Franklin Roosevelt created and signed the Rural Electrification Act. This money provided money to help farmers build distribution lines only.
  • March 1936 – First publicity in Hampton Chronicle: “Are you interested in Rural Electrification?”
  • February 10, 1937 – Federated REA (six counties: Franklin, Hardin, Wright, Butler, Grundy and Hancock) and Central REA (Pocahontas) were each incorporated at Ft. Dodge.
  • February 15, 1937 – Due to prohibitive power charges by electrical plants, Federated asked for a loan of $222,000 from the REA fund. This was a new approach for farmers to build their own generating plant. This loan was granted.
  • March 1938 – Federated (Reeve) lines were generated. “First Coop in the nation to put farmer-owned generated electricity out on farmer-owned lines.” The first diesel engine is still in the plant. There were a total of four engines when the plant was in full operation (the last engine foundation being poured the day of the infamous November 11, 1941 blizzard). The other three engines were removed before the plant was given to the Historical Society.
  • May 1938 – Central (Pocahontas) lines were energized. They had borrowed power from the Reeve plant from March to May.
  • 1948-1950 – Peak period of operation and Reeve Federated then became one of 14 Coops to create Corn Belt Power at Humboldt. Reeve was used as a sub-station for several years.
  • 1988 – Don Yadon of Hampton donated the plant to the Franklin County Historical Society.
  • 1989 – The REA Power Plant Committee under the auspices of the Franklin County Historical Society was formed to renovate the Power Plant. They worked to get it on the National Register of Historic Places, extensively cleaned the structure, and installed new windows, a new roof, painted the interior and opened with an “Open House” in the fall of 1990. Funds for the restoration were from a REAP Grant, donations from the six counties in the original Federated group, Corn Belt Power, and other interested groups and individuals. Over 1800 hours of work was donated by individuals from the community. Since that time the committee has done much work to display what life was like before and after the advent of electricity to rural areas.
  • 2002 – The REA Power Plant Museum was selected as a Point of Interest in the Silos and Smoke Stacks National Heritage Area

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The Museum is open from January 15 through November 15: Monday – Friday, 1 to 4.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is also open Sunday 1 to 4.

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Cooking Poached Eggs with National Geographic’s Kids Cookbook

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Jayden loves learning new things. He is always helping out and he really enjoys cooking. He was excited when we got the National Geographic Kids Cookbook.  He found several recipes he wanted to make. We started with the Poached Eggs.

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Jayden is 11 and was able to cook this completely on his own.  We did supervise but only to see if he needed help and of course to take pics of his creation.

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He probably wished he could do all the cooking without pausing for pictures, but he was a good sport.  He had no problem following the directions and making everything.

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I’m pretty sure his favorite part was eating what he made.  Hear what Jayden thought of the cookbook.

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I really liked the cook book. It was easy to follow the directions and I really liked the poached eggs. They were fun to make and I will make them again.  I am going to try the other recipes. I think parents should buy this cook book for their kids because they will have a lot of fun cooking.

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A Sweet Fall Treat at Baskin Robbins

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The weather might be cooling off but no matter what the temperature is outside it’s never too cold for ice cream!  In fact, our family is always up for a sweet treat.  In fact just the other day we enjoyed a family outing to Baskin Robbins to enjoy some ice cream together.

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Their Flavor of the Month, Pumpkin Cheesecake, offers a twist on two classic fall flavors and features pumpkin and cheesecake-flavored ice cream, ginger snap cookie pieces and a cinnamon cream cheese ribbon.

Other new flavors they had include:

  • German Chocolate Cake: Swiss chocolate ice cream with coconut, walnut pieces, fudge brownie pieces and caramel ribbon.
  • Peanut Butter ‘N Jelly – Peanut-butter-flavored ice cream with grape jelly and peanut butter ribbons.
  • Quarterback Crunch: Vanilla-flavored ice cream with rice crunchies in a chocolate-flavored coating, and a caramel ribbon.
  • S’More the Merrier – Marshmallow and graham cracker flavored ice cream that features milk chocolate chips and a crunchy graham cracker ribbon.

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I thought the Pumpkin Cheesecake was okay because it tasted more like cheesecake. It was hard for me to taste the pumpkin. I always like ice cream though and there are lots of flavors to choose from.  We like going to Baskin Robbins. You should bring your kids there because you can spend time with them and eat good ice cream.

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Walking Pretty in my Jambu Brighton Boots

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Fall is here and the temperatures are dropping. We were in the lower 30’s this weekend and had a 50% chance of snow. It didn’t snow but it was cold. I love pulling out my boots and wearing them during fall and winter.  One of my favorite pairs of shoes are my Brighton Boots from Jambu.  Aren’t they pretty?!

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I love that they are great for dressing up an outfit or a casual get together.  They’re very comfortable too.  I love the platform sole. I’m on heels but they’re very easy to walk in. I’ve received so many compliments when I wear them.

Jambu empowers people to love their journey through life.

Inspired by the beauty and mystique of the rainforest, Jambu is designed to guide you in style and comfort on your next personal journey – at home or across the globe – so choose the scenic route.

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They’re basically a one stop shop for all your shoe needs.  You can find footwear for men, women and kids and they have more than just boots. Check them out!

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It’s time to #GoProatBestBuy – Get your GoPro @BestBuy

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My husband and I love to travel and explore. We are always on the go.  I also love taking pics and documenting our adventures.  Sometimes I’m not able to take pictures due the activities. I’m so excited about this new action camera!

Have you heard of the GoPro?! It’s a new line of action cameras that will be unveiling soon and the full line will be available at all Best Buy stores! This launch comes in time for gadget guru’s, adventure seekers and family memory makers to upgrade to the latest technology or add them to their holiday wish list. Best Buy will also have the latest accessories and mounts to help you capture immersive footage of the moments that matter most.

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Winter is just around the corner and that means snow boarding! I have so much fun snow boarding and my hubby loves to ski. I bet we could some fantastic footage with the GoPro!

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Best Buy currently has the broadest assortment of action cameras from the top brands.  I know it’s my first choice for all electronics and even DVDs.

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

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GoPro specs for the 3 new cameras:

·         GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award?winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

·         GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

·         GoPro HERO: Featuring high?quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.

12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

This is at the top of my Christmas list. Why do you want one?

Learn more at www.bestbuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

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Healthy Fall Apple Pie Bake

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I’ve been more than thrilled with my success on Plan Z. Not only am I looking better but I’m feeling better too. I have more energy and let’s face it – fitting into jeans I have not been able to fit in for years definitely puts me in a fantastic mood.  My friends have been telling me I look great and I know what the scale says but I see myself every day and it didn’t really hit me until I saw two pictures side by side.

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In just under a month I’ve also lost one of my chins! It’s a great feeling!  I have to admit though that even though eating clean feels good and tastes good the holidays bring a lot of temptation for me. I love the pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon smells.  So, instead of giving in to the sweet smells I made a healthier version. It’s a win win – I get to enjoy the fall tastes and I don’t have to have the guilt over eating something loaded with sugar and calories.

It’s super simple to make too!

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I started with one apple and sprinkled it with apple pie spice, PureVia, and a little vanilla.  I then placed it in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.  I told you it was easy :)

It’s really easy to make changes too. You could add cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice in place of the apple pie spice. You could also add in raspberries or strawberries. I keep the fruit at about 1 cup per person.  You can also crumble a piece of melba toast on top to make a crust.

Are you ready to change your life and lose with me? Do you want more information? Head on over to Plan Z Diet and watch their  video to find out more.

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Relax on the CA Beach at SeaCrest Hotel in Pismo Beach

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It’s October and I’m not sure what the temperatures are like where you are but here in North Iowa we hit the 30’s.  It was 31 when I woke up this morning. It’s not cold enough for heavy winter jackets but it’s definitely not shorts weather. While I love the cold weather and where I live I would head back to California in a heart beat.  I had the opportunity to visit the central coast of Cali for the Sunset SAVOR the food and wine festival last month.

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While I was in California I stayed at the SeaCrest Hotel in Pismo Beach.  It was beautiful!  My room was bright yet peaceful complete with a standard amenities, a fridge, a microwave, and my favorite – a balcony.

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Yes, this was my view.  I could walk right out and see the beach.  In fact, at night with the breeze coming off the ocean I was able to keep my sliding glass door open.  There was something so peaceful about falling asleep listening to the waves crashing against the shore.

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The SeaCrest is not just a hotel, but an experience.  It’s everything you think of when you think of California.  They had breakfast every morning for us and you could eat outside.  There was something very refreshing about starting the day with breakfast on the beach in the sea breeze.

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We were just down the beach from the Pismo Beach Pier and within a few miles of multiple restaurants and shops. We were also very close to the highway making it easy to visit up and down the coast.

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If you’re thinking of a trip to CA you simply must go! I also highly suggest staying at the SeaCrest while you’re there. Where do you like to travel?

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Wishing Will – Another Fantastic Read by Daniel Harvell

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Wishing Will – Another Fantastic Read by Daniel Harvell

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About a year ago I shared with you how much I enjoyed The Survivors by Daniel Harvell.  I was so excited to get the opportunity to read his newest book, Wishing Will. It was a great read. It may be about a middle schooler, but as an adult I really enjoyed reading it. I love the way that Harvell develops his characters.  There were some surprises and twists in the story line that I never saw coming. I really enjoy reading a book where I can’t figure out everything.

Outcast middle schooler Will Cricket wants a new look, popular friends, cool parents and enough coordination to dribble a basketball – but he never actively pursues any of it. Instead, Will makes wishes. When the magical wishing corporation known as the Sky Castle Network and Enterprises (a.k.a. the SCENE) agrees to grant him his ultimate wish to be someone different, he must work for his reward. Becoming a super-powered agent for the organization, Will teams up with a celestial wish agent with delusions of Hollywood stardom, a shape-changing half-Genie, a narcoleptic Dreamweaver and a stick-in-the-mud wish lawyer. Together, they grant the wishes of Will’s classmates and family members, helping the same people who pick on Will every day. As if these challenges weren’t enough, there’s a mystery surrounding his peculiar grandmother and a malevolent force bent on enslaving humanity. Will might have to fight not only for his wish but also for the entire world!

I found that it held my interest and was a great read.  I recommend it for both adults and young adults.

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Fall Magic Bars Recipe Plus a Sweet Giveaway

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*This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic 

Fall Magic Bars Recipe Plus a Sweet Giveaway

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Fall is here and along with it comes all the amazing smells and holiday food!  My “Happy Fall Y’all” Wreath is on the front door and I have my pumpkin spice candle burning.  The temperatures have been nice and cool as well.  I never need an excuse to bake but the smells and cool temps are definitely a good reason to get in the kitchen and start baking.

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Aren’t these Sixlets from SweetWorks fun? I just love the fall colors and knew I had to use them in a recipe.

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I started by putting aluminum foil in my pan and spraying it.  Then I poured melted butter and crushed graham crackers on the bottom of the pan.  This is a fun one to do with the kids. You can put your graham crackers in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Depending on your child’s age and “enthusiasm” you may want to double the baggie.

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Once your crust is laid our a can of sweetened condensed milk and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

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After the coconut I sprinkled caramel and chocolate chips. This is fun because the kiddos can help sprinkle all the ingredients also. You really can’t mess it up.  You can also substitute the butterscotch or peanut butter chips for the caramel.

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For the top layer I used my fall colored sixlets.  I love how colorful it looks!  I put it in a preheated oven and baked it for 30 minutes.  Once cooled slice into bars and enjoy!

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Fall Magic Bars Recipe
 
*Adapted from the Magic Bar Recipe on the back of the Keebler Graham Crackers
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 and ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel chips
  • 1 cup Sixlets
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Pour in melted butter, then graham crackers. Press with spoon to make a crust.
  4. Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the crust.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded coconut.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate and caramel chips.
  7. Sprinkle the sixlets.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Cool then cut into bars.
  10. Enjoy!

 

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