Archives for March 24, 2013

Sweet Dani B makes Easter Baking More Fun! Easter Springtime Giveaway!


We featured Sweet Dani B for Valentine’s Day, and I just couldn’t resist featuring her amazing products again for Springtime and Easter! This time, I made Easter Egg and Mini Bunny Cookies with help from my son. I received the cutest Mini Bunny cookie cutter and large size Egg Cookie Cutter. My son and I just had so much fun baking and decorating. The Icing Expert Bottle Kit by Sweet Dani B is so easy to use that kids can become Cookie decorators!  Now, how fun is that?!

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The Icing Expert Bottle Kit has been a favorite of mine because you really can decorate your sugar cookies so easily with this kit. It even comes with ‘ The best Royal Icing ‘ 4×6 Recipe Card. It also includes 1 straight handle icing “spreader”, 2″ “Thick tip” 3 oz. squeeze icing bottles, 2″ “Thin tip” 2 oz. mold paint icing bottles and Bottle caps are all included. It costs $20.00 plus $5.15 for shipping and handling so $25.15 per order.International orders are different prices, check out the website for more information.

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I love the cookie cutters I received! The Mini Bunny is so cute and the I love the quality. They really do seem like they will last a long time!


We have teamed up with Sweet Dani B for a Springtime/Easter  Giveaway! One winner will win both the Icing Expert Bottle Kit and adorable Mini cookie cutter. You must be a subscriber to enter! Next, like Sweet Dani B on Facebook! You can let her know we sent you!  Then leave us a comment below telling us your favorite Springtime Character/Animal. Deadline to enter is March 28th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

*Photo Credit: Denise Bloomfield. I received both Cookie Cutters to review but opinions are my own.*



Creation Station: “Cool Blues” Old Fashioned Fun for Youngsters at Rancho Los Cerritos

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Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of free and good old-fashioned fun in a workshop for children held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 called Creation Station: “Cool Blues.” The workshop is perfect for children ages 6-10 years old. It is also a great opportunity for children to create unique crafts and participate in a historically themed program. Families can choose to drop in and participate anytime between 1-4 p.m. No reservations required. Creation station workshops are held rain or shine.

“Cool Blues,” welcomes and celebrates the cool blue skies, right after fresh spring rain. Children can choose from a selection of art supplies to make photo prints, keepsake boxes, bird mobiles and more. In addition to participating in the “Cool Blues” hands-on activities, visitors can choose to take a free house tour or garden tour. Upcoming creation station workshops include “Sunny Yellow” on May 4, and “Rainbow Surprise” on June 1. 

The Rancho is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach, northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Free public tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern and urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs, and events. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. For more information please call (562) 570-1755, or visit the website at and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.con/rancholosc.