Friday, December 9, 2011

WINNER!!!! - $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS
TO:
EDNA COLE!!!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!!!!

Now it's time for the really exciting part of Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge. I am giving away a $100 Visa gift card to one lucky reader. 

If you haven't seen our Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland featuring Swirly Peppermint Roll-Ups you can check out all the details HERE!
Click HERE for Ashley's instructions on making these adorable Hot Cocoa Krispies Reindeer!





Click HERE for the delicious Swirly Peppermint Roll Up recipe & Click HERE for Ashley's Jingle Napkin Ring tutorial!


Here is how you can enter the $100 Visa gift card giveaway:
1. Visit Kellogg's Rice Krispies on Facebook and leave some comment love on one of our Kelloggs Winter Wonderland pictures. Each picture is also labeled Team Phoenix.
-1 entry-


{Already do? Just remind me!}
-1 entry-



3. Follow me on Twitter (Jax Avery)
-1 entry-


4. Like Aly&Ash on Facebook
{Already do? Just remind me!}
-1 entry-
 

5.  Follow my Blog with Google Friend Connect.
Already do? Just remind me!
-1 entry-


6. Tweet, Facebook or Blog about this Giveaway.
-1 entry-
(tweet: I entered to #win a $100 #giveaway from #RiceKrispies with @jaxavery ends 12/06. Enter here: http://alyandash.com )


**Please leave a separate comment for each entry along with your
email address. I will pick a new winner if I do not have an email address for you.**




Each member of the team will also be giving away $100, check out their blogs for more chances to win.


Ashley - Cute as a Fox
Jacqui - Aly & Ash
Kristyn - Lil Luna
Wendy - Around My Family Table




Giveaway ends at Midnight Eastern on December 6th. The winner will be announced on December 7th, 2011. In the meantime, you can head over to the Rice Krispies Making Memories Circle on The Motherhood on December 8th at 10:00am ET where there will be a special LIVE chat!




Abbreviated
Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET)
on 9/15/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 10/26/11.  For
complete Official Rules, go to ( http://web.mediacdt.com/docs/BloggerRulesHalloween.pdf
). Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District
of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Subject
to complete Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: The
Motherhood; www.TheMotherhood.com.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kellogg's Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland featuring Swirly Peppermint Roll-Ups

Rice Krispie Treat Winter Wonderland featuring Swirly Peppermint Roll-Ups
 I could not be more excited to share our final Kellogs Rice Krispies Challenge with you guys after what has been such a fun and creative year! For this last challenge we wanted once again to focus on the kids! During this time of year we all get to reclaim the magic, joy and excitement of the holidays so this project is really for everyone!
There is nothing more important than making memories with your kids and while making our project with your kiddos you will definitely do exactly that! So forget the gingerbread and whip up some Rice Krispies treats this year while you let your imagination run wild! From reindeer to penguins, houses to trees, there are no limits to what your very own Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland can hold!
 Let’s not forget a yummy treat to snack on while you work! Featured in our Winter Wonderland as giant lollipop trees, you and your kids will love the taste of our Swirly Peppermint Roll-Ups! With only a few easy and kid friendly steps these versatile treats are perfect for parties, gifts and holiday snacks!

 Swirly Peppermint Roll-Ups
  yields: 1 large roll/6-8 Slices 


Ingredients: 
3 Tbs Margarine or Butter 
6 Cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies 
4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
Cream Cheese Frosting 

6 Regular Candy Canes Crushed 

Red Food Coloring (Optional)
Directions:
1. Melt margarine or butter in a large sauce pan on low heat.
2. Add mini marshmallows and stir constantly to avoid burnt marshmallows.
3. Remove from heat and stir in 6 cups of Kelloggs Rice Krispies
4. Set aside for about 5 minutes or until the Rice Krispie treats are comfortable to handle. You want them to be warm so they are easy to work with.
5. Spray your hands with non-stick spray or coat with margarine. If the Rice Krispies start sticking to your hands, add some more non-stick spray to your hands.
6. Flatten Rice Krispies onto a greased baking sheet to create a thin flat layer of Rice Krispies Treats.
7. Evenly spread a thin layer of cream cheese frosting on the Rice Krispies and top with crushed candy cane.
8. Starting at one end, gently lift and begin rolling your rectangle long ways until you have a finished roll.

Tip: Allow roll set a few minutes in freezer or fridge before slicing.


We had so much fun getting together and creating such a delicious recipe and festive display this challenge! We are excited to share how we made the rest of our creations with you too!
Everything in our Winter Wonderland is edible and made out of Rice Krispies! We used only Rice Krispies and food safe materials when creating our display. From cotton candy snow to Rice Krispies presents with licorice ribbon, we really mean that it is ALL edible!
 Each member of our team has agreed to share detailed instructions on how to make all of the projects in our Winter Wonderland. Stay tuned to all of our blogs over the two weeks so you can create a Rice Krispies winter wonderland of your own. 

In the meantime, you can head over to the Rice Krispies Making Memories Circle on The Motherhood. Thursday, December 8th there will be a special live chat with all the different teams.
You can also show your support for “liking” our project on Kellogs Rice Krispies Facebook page December 8th-14th
And of course we will be giving away and other $100 Visa Card!!! The giveaway starts Tuesday, November 28th!  Each of our team members will be giving you a chance to win so stay tuned for details!!
Our whole team hopes that you are inspired to get in the kitchen with your kids and start making memories! Have a wonderful holiday season!

 


Disclosure: I am working with Rice Krispies and TheMotherhood and have received a stipend for participating in this project.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!!!!

A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED VIA RANDOM.ORG!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO #84

heartnsoulcooking said... 84
Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/heartnsoulcooking/posts/180898051990831
Email me with your full name and address so I can get your gift card to you! alyashcreations@gmail.com Thanks and Congrats again!!!
-Jax


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Now it's time for the really exciting part of Rice Krispies Making Memories Challenge. I am giving away a $100 Visa gift card to one lucky reader. 

Just as a reminder, here are the Caramel Apple Rice Krispies Treats that we submitted.









Here is how you can enter the $100 Visa gift card giveaway:
1. Visit Kellogg's Rice Krispies on Facebook and leave some comment love on one of our Caramel Apple Rice Krispies Treat pictures. Each picture is also labeled Team Phoenix.
-1 entry-


{Already do? Just remind me!}
-1 entry-


3. Follow me on Twitter (Jax Avery)
-1 entry-



4. Like Aly&Ash on Facebook
{Already do? Just remind me!}
-1 entry-
 

5.  Follow my Blog with Google Friend Connect.
Already do? Just remind me!
-1 entry-


6. Tweet, Facebook or Blog about this Giveaway.
-1 entry-
(tweet: I entered to #win a $100 #giveaway from #RiceKrispies with @jaxavery ends 10/19. Enter here: http://alyandash.com )

**Please leave a separate comment for each entry along with your
email address. I will pick a new winner if I do not have an email address for you.**


Each member of the team will also be giving away $100, check out their blogs for more chances to win.

Ashley - Cute as a Fox
Jacqui - Aly & Ash
Kristyn - Lil Luna
Wendy - Around My Family Table



Giveaway ends at Midnight Eastern on October 19th. The winner will be announced on October 21, 2011. In the meantime, you can head over to the Rice Krispies Making Memories Circle on The Motherhood on Friday, October 14th at 1 PM ET where there will be a special LIVE chat with the Wisk kid.




Abbreviated
Rules. No Purchase Necessary. Begins no earlier than 12:00:00 AM (ET)
on 9/15/11 and ends no later than 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 10/26/11.  For
complete Official Rules, go to ( http://web.mediacdt.com/docs/BloggerRulesHalloween.pdf
). Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District
of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Subject
to complete Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: The
Motherhood; www.TheMotherhood.com.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Party!

Asher is TWO and we celebrated 
Yo Gabba Gabba style!
Asher & Brobee!
We set up a stand up of Brobee in my studio filled with balloons for Parent's to take pictures of their kiddos!




As you know if you read my blog, Asher is a Yo Gabba Gabba fanatic and with all that's gone on this year we knew we wanted to give Asher the best party we could! We are so blessed with how many people love our little guy and it was incredible to see everyone come together and celebrate him!
We had 27 kids and I think 22 adults - Whew!!! I am so grateful we rented a bouncy castle because otherwise it would have been crazy! But it kept the kids entertained the whole time! We also had face painting, Yo Gabba Gabba playing on our big screen and a special surprise guest!! Here are some pictures from the day!

Decor & Treats

In addition to the Brobee Stand Up we had Muno at the food table & Plex at the present & goody table!

"Hi I'm Brobee Cake... You wanna piece of me?"
We were so impressed by the incredible Brobee Cake replica my friend Alex made! She is crazy talented!
(Local peeps email me if you want her info! She can pretty much make anything!)

My good friend Ashley from Cute as a Fox helped me make the adorable Foofa hats and Brobee horns!
Ashley made a basic party hats from pink card stock and I attached a Foofa flower I printed in color on white card stock. (Image was downloaded and resized from Nick Jr.)The Brobee hats were a joint effort the day before the party! I believe Ashley will be sharing tutorials on her blog so I'll keep you posted!
The Goody Bags were purchased at Joanns and stuffed full of all kinds of treats! M&M's, Stickers, Yo Gabba Gabba Rings, Bouncy Balls, Pixie Sticks, Bubbles, Crayons and Yo Gabba Gabba Printables from Nick Jr. The characters on the front of the bags were also downloaded from Nick Jr and printed on card stock!

Plex guarding the present and Goody table!

Ashley from Cute as a Fox also helped out by making these crazy adorable Muno pretzel sticks inspired by the ones seen here on Wendy Will Blog. They were so delicious and a favorite of the kids and adults!

Why would we need cupcakes with a Brobee Cake you ask? Well we had a few gluten and dairy free guests and we didn't want them to miss out on the sweets! (Character printables from Nick Jr.)
Special Suprise Guest

Asher's obsession with Yo Gabba Gabba didn't come as a fluke! Our family was introduced from the very first season by my husband's brother Ryan Avery. Ryan is a bit of a celebrity in our family and a huge fan of The Aquabats! His band Father's Day even opened for them once...but that's a whole different story! Through Ryan and his many adventures and achievements my husband has met both Lance Robertson (DJ Lance Rock) & Yo Gabba Gabba Co-Creator and Aquabats Front Man, Christian Jacobs.
When we first introduced Asher to the show we had hoped he would like it but had no idea of the obsession that would follow! One of Asher's favorite episodes is Summer featuring The Aquabats as the super music friends! So all in all we love Gabba and we love The Aquabats! So when Ryan showed up to the party as the Bat Commander he surprised all of us and we couldn't have been more thrilled!

Uncle Ryan and his fiance Sara getting the party started!

Our little Brobee and the Bat Commander! Best surprise ever!
The Bat Commander rocking the Bouncy Castle!


Fun in Action!
Here are more pictures of all the fun in action! Enjoy!






















 
 Lovely Love My Family
After everyone left we took the boys outside for some family time in the bouncy castle which turned into a spontaneous and super fun photo shoot thanks to my great friend Emily!





 

 
What a truly wonderful day!
Happy Birthday Asher, we love you!