Baked Holiday Treats and Delicious Gifts from Dancing Deer Baking Co. + a Giveaway
Sometimes gift giving can be an emotional rollercoaster. There are many things to consider such as the type of git, the recipient and the message behind the gift. Recently my husband started a new job and with the holidays are approaching we are already thinking of gift giving to a couple of co-workers that have made the transition.
Since we are still getting to know these people so I have started looking for gifts that would be appropriate yet thoughtful. Earlier in the year I did a review for Dancing Deer Baking Co, and as it happens they also have a wide selection of baked treats that would make great gifts!
There is a saying that references molasses that goes “slow as molasses in January”. While the origins of this saying date back to the Great Molasses Flood of January 15th of 1919, when over 2.5 million gallons of molasses from a 58 foot tank broke loose and caused a tidal wave of molasses of over 30 feet that tore the steel supports off the nearby elevated train structure.
Almost 100 years later, the term is stil used as is molasses. This simple by-product is made from refining sugarcane and/or sugar beets into sugar. The result is a slow pouring sweet syrup that when added to cookies, makes a chewy, sweet and delicious cookie.
When I recently received a press release that the Dancing Deer Baking Co had released a molasses cookie that was gluten free, I knew I wanted to give it a try.
I often mention that bloggers get many unique opportunities thrown their way, and a recent delivery I received exemplifies this fact perfectly. More often than not the post office leaves keys in the smaller box for the larger delivery boxes. This particular day I did not think much of the small key for the larger box scenario, since it is a common occurrence as a blogger.
As I opened the mail box I was expecting a square or rectangle box, and what I discovered was in fact a round colorful ball.
I received a handmade ball from Boca Ball, and I can tell you it brightened my day!
Fluffeez Plush Gift Card Holders Review and Giveaway
When Jason and I began dating, my birthday was within a week or two. I did not think much of this at the time because it was a new relationship and I would NEVER expect him to acknowledge my birthday in a big way being that our relationship had not progressed to a love level.
As history would show, he actually surprised me and made a dream of mine come true, let me explain further. I had always thought that it would be neat to go to my local store that you can build your own bear, but never actually thought I would do it. I mean, I was approaching my 34th birthday and at 34 your priority is not building a bear. As we headed down to the store, I was filled with an excitement and began planning my purchase. I ended up settling on a teddy bear in San Diego Charger gear – yes helmet, shoes and jersey (he also has a Charger sweater for cold days).
Almost 7 years later. Chargie the Charger Bear is one of my prized possessions, but he also is the centerpiece to my teddy bear collection. I have loved teddy bears and stuffed animals since I was a child so when I had to opportunity to review Fluffeez, I was excited.
My Paper Pumpkin September 2015 Kit Review and Giveaway
If we like it or not, time is marching on and the fall holidays are approaching. The kick off to the fall holiday season for many people is Halloween. I love this time of year, and I used to dress up accordingly. I learned last night that many of us kids of the 1980’s had a “go-to” costume. The one that I choose each year to fall back to was a “witch” and as it turns out Jason;s was a “vampire”. There is something about knowing what your costume is and the preparation needed.
In the spirit of witched and vampires of days past began thinking. Recently we have had a turn over of neighbors and this is the first holiday season, I was thinking of candied apples and was wondering how I would package these and when I received this months My Paper Pumpkin Kit I knew I had found my solution.
I had the chance to review My Paper Pumpkin’s kit box’s previous months box (click here). I was thrilled to be given the chance to review this months box as well. The theme for September was called “Wickedly Sweet Treat”.