Succulent Chicken Parmesan

Chicken-Parmesan

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. We sure love working with great companies that give back.  We love that Unilever  has partnered up with Feeding America to help turn the tables on child hunger by providing over 1.3 million meals* to children in need. Visit projectsunlight.us  to see how you can help #ShareAMeal. Using Unilever products I made this Succulent Chicken Parmesan. You can make this quick and easy recipe from Hellmann’s & Ragu. Find the recipe, and a $0.75 off Hellman’scoupon, here. Then, head over to Target to take advantage of a special Buy 3 Get one FREE** deal on participating Unilever food brands, to help make dinnertime a little easier in your own home. Starting 11/30/14–1/3/15, you can stock up on your favorite Unilever products to make affordable and delicious meals the whole family will enjoy. Sometimes we want to be able to help others, but if you’re anything like me, finding a way to do it can be difficult.  That’s why I love the ease of projectsunlight.us.  It makes [Read More…]

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Crazy for Christmas Pinterest Party TONIGHT!

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Pin, Win, & Let the Pinspiration Begin… TONIGHT! The Crazy for Christmas  Party on Pinterest is Finally Here! {*Pssst!* There’s a GIVEAWAY too! Keep scrolling….} Yep, it’s ALL going down TONIGHT! Just hearing about this for the first time? Check out all the deets HERE!With these 13 fantastic bloggers pinning up a storm with us tonight you are NOT going to want to miss this! Stretch your clickers cause you’re about to start a 1-hour Christmas-themed Repin-a-thon of a lifetime! Haven’t registered yet? Trust us! You’re going to want to RSVP for this Party so you can get your hands on these FREE Digital Party Favors made by the TALENTED Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road! And that’s just a PEEK at what you’ll get for hanging out with us tonight and repining to your heart’s content. {You MUST be registered to receive your party favors!!} So hurry and enter your info below ’cause it’s TONIGHT! First Name * Last Name * Email * What Website Are [Read More…]

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50 of THE BEST Neighbor Gift Ideas!

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‘Tis the season to make fun clever gifts for friends and neighbors.  We’ve scoured the web in search of our favorite gift ideas and rounded-up quite the collection.  In fact we dare call it the ULTIMATE Gift guide! You will find so many ideas you could be pinning for days.  Or you could hop over and follow our Neighbor Gifts board on Pinterest to see all the fun things we’ve collected there.  In the meantime sip your hot cocoa as you check out some of our favorites! 1- Frosty the Snowman Candy Gift Pots by Live, Laugh, Rowe 2- Gingerbread House Kit by 30 Minute Crafts 3- Hot Cocoa on a Stick by Thirty Handmade Days 4- Don’t Let the Holiday Season FRY Your Nerves by A Girl and A Glue Gun 5- Peppermint Hot Chocolate by Simply Kierste 6- Lump of Coal by Make Bake Celebrate 7- Snow Day Survival Kit by The DIY Mommy 8- Homemade Vanilla by [Read More…]

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$500 Cold Hard Cash Giveaway

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What if you had $500 cash to spend on anything you wanted this holiday season? Gifts for family and friends, even something you might need for yourself! We can help!! We’ll add a little extra holiday cheer to your gift giving this year by offering a giveaway today for some cold, hard cash! That’s right, $500 in cash via Paypal will go to one lucky winner! Yippee!! Follow directions on the giveaway widget to enter. Good luck! Holiday Cash Giveaway Looking for more Christmas ideas? Check out  Printable Gift Tags  Handmade Photo Ornaments Jingle All the Way Pillow Pin It

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Hand-stitched Tree Ornament

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I first shared this post as part of U-Create’s Handmade Ornament Series.  But I didn’t want any of our readers to miss out! Years ago I was really into hand-sticthing.  I loved it and have built up quiet the collection (thanks mom!).  I’ve started seeing these little hoop ornaments around Pinterest and I wanted to give it a shot.  I am so in love with the look and feel like you can do just about anything you want to make these ornaments your own. Here’s what you’ll need: 3 in hoop small scrap of material fabric marking pen, or just a pencil works for me on this project embroidery floss needle button Begin by drawing out your design on your fabric.  I just eyeballed what I wanted and free handed it.  I promise if I can do it you can too.  Just make the tree what you want. Place your hoop on the fabric and just start stitching.  I used [Read More…]

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Fancy Glitter Tree Mason Jar Gift

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We have loved being apart of Michaels’ Makers this year!  We have loved all of the creative challenges.   We’ve LOVED seeing what the other Michaels’ Makers have created.  Such a fun team to be apart  of!  Thank you Michaels! The December Challenge was making a Creative DIY Gift!  Including the wrapping or presentation.  I was excited to come up with a pretty neighbor gift…that not only has a treat…but the “gift wrap” can be used as a Christmas decoration.  Loving Mason Jars…I came up with these Fancy Glitter Tree Mason Jar Gifts.  A beautiful way to share a treat with a neighbor or friend! Supplies to make the Mason Jar Trees: (All Supplies from Michaels Craft Store) Mason Jars…Various sizes White Plaster Trees (came in a set of 3, A Large, medium & small tree) White Spray Paint Creatology White Glitter (Looks like snow!) Hot Glue Various festive Christmas Treats for the jars Twine “Sugar & Spice” Free Printable [Read More…]

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Easiest Cheescake and Blendtec Giveaway

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We have joined forces with some of our favorite companies and bloggers to bring this exciting giveaway! Many of you know we joined forces with Freebies 2 Deals, Or so she says…, and Simply Kierste for this year’s Holiday Hot List–exclusive coupons from some amazing companies!  All you have to do is sign up for our mailing list and you will get access to these amazing deals. Blendtec is one of the companies that provided an exclusive coupon code for our readers! So make sure you are signed up for the Holiday Hot List and you can score $50 off a certified refurbished Blendtec, making the final price as low as $209.99! That is the lowest price you can get a Blendtec for! And it ships for free! First off, I wanted to share one of my favorite things I make with my Blendtec. Save Print Easiest No-Bake Cheescake Ingredients 1 package of cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk ¼ cup lemon [Read More…]

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Service Christmas Countdown Instagram Challenge

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We are so excited about our Service Countdown and want our readers to join in the fun!…and spirit of Christmas.  Our Service Christmas Countdown was shared a few days ago. We challenge our readers to follow along with us and share!  We have made a service countdown guide to follow, but please feel free to share your own ideas!  We can’t wait to see! How to follow along!! 1) Post a picture on instagram each day December 1st-25th of an act of service…even the small ones count and make a huge difference.  You can follow along with our days of service or use your own ideas. 2) Tag @craftingchicks (so we can see your posts) and use hashtag #CCServiceCountdown to each photo…each day. We can wait to see how our readers use the Service Countdown with their families and kids!  Let the good work begin! Oh and just for fun, we will randomly choose a few participants…and send them a [Read More…]

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St. Nick’s Nibblers – The Easiest Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

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Hi Crafting Chicks readers!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so excited to be back with you sharing a fun no-bake sweet treat!  I love to make seasonal treats – you may remember my Red, White & Blue Summer Snack Mix from this Summer.  And this Mayflower Munch Mix is always a huge hit at Thanksgiving!  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought a little red and green was in order!  Take a peek at the easiest chocolate covered pretzels EVER {and they make a super cute holiday gift} … St. Nick’s Nibblers!! I have made tons of chocolate covered pretzels before – these pumpkin pie spice pretzels just last month, in fact.  And while dipping pretzels in melted almond bark or white chocolate is not terribly difficult, I always spend a ton of time fishing pretzels out, waiting for the excess chocolate to drip off, getting a smooth pretty surface while wielding two forks or skewers … needless to say, the whole process [Read More…]

Christmas Stocking Garland Advent Calendar

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Sharing our Stocking Christmas Garland Countdown/Advent Calendar today.  I found these adorable mini stockings at Target last year and knew they would be perfect! Supplies for Stocking Advent Countdown: Numbers Tags  (I cut mine on silver sparkly poster paper using my Cricut Explore-it was like magic cutting them out! Twine Stockings (various patterns look best) & a fun place to hang your Stocking Garland! After I cut out the number tags on my Cricut, I added a red cardstock to the back to help the numbers pop. In each stocking, we added our CHRISTMAS SERVICE COUNTDOWN strips…we are so excited about our service centered countdown to Christmas! Using the twine, tie numbers on each stocking 1-25. Then hang your garland…this would be great on a mantle, staircase, door way, etc.  It looks great hanging on green Christmas garland.   Pin It

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