29 responses

  1. Lora
    September 15, 2011

    As a Pampered Chef consultant, I too love gadgets and use the small scoop for cookies! Did you know that the large scoop is the perfect size for cupcakes and muffins?

    • Beckie
      September 16, 2011

      Sure do! I have that one too! ;-)

  2. Kim
    September 15, 2011

    One of my “great ideas” is the “Like Book” It’s a fantastic and unique way to communicate with the loved ones in your life… particularly spouses and children. The pace of life today makes it difficult to find the time to tell those we love just how we feel… This book allows you to do so simply and frequently. And it provides a treasured keepsake for you and your loved ones. We added this to the bedtime routine for my 2 and 4 yr olds about 6 months ago and it’s been a huge hit. The kids love to hear what we “like” about them and also love to chime in about what they “like” about one another. We also purchased the couples book and in front of the kids, tell one another what we “like”. The kids enjoy chiming in there, too. It’s just a simple, but wonderful concept that has made a huge difference in our family.

    Here’s the site with more info:
    http://theilikebook.com/

    FYI – Plum District was running a special on these books a few days ago – not sure if it’s still running… might be worth checking out.

    Thanks so much for this “party” – I LOVED reading your tips / great ideas and can’t wait to see others’!

  3. Ginger
    September 15, 2011

    I like to consider myself a pretty big book nerd and I didn’t know there is a love language book for kids. I must read it! Thank you for hosting the party and giveaway! You are so sweet!

  4. Sara @ Mom Endeavors
    September 15, 2011

    Wow, uh-mazing giveaway!!! :) I love it all! In fact, we were just talking about the love languages book today at a playdate. None of us have read either one, but really want to! Thanks for hosting! :)

  5. Mel
    September 15, 2011

    Great idea for a party. I don’t blog but if you have a large family like we do (5 kids) The make a mix books (amazon kindle) are fantastic. Basically making bulk premixes then recipies to use the base mixes. It’s awesome.

    • Beckie
      September 16, 2011

      What is the name of it? I am interested.

      • Mel
        September 19, 2011

        It’s called Make-A-Mix by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harwood & Madeline Westover.

  6. Johnnie
    September 15, 2011

    I am obsessed with kitchen gadgets too. I use my bread machine ($5 garage sale find) bunches. We have not read the book, and have had it on our agenda for a couple of years. Great giveaway!

  7. Patricia L
    September 15, 2011

    I do believe a revised edition of 5 Love Languages for Kids is coming out soon.

  8. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe
    September 15, 2011

    Great party, Beckie! I think I will learn quite a bit from it. And fabulous giveaway!! Thank you! :)

  9. Kristen @ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
    September 15, 2011

    Love, love, love 5 Love Languages – it revolutionizes a marriage and is SO easy to understand!! Your examples were perfect. I know a new kids one is coming out soon too- time to fill those “Love Tanks” up! Thanks!

  10. Lazy Budget Chef
    September 15, 2011

    I love kitchen gadgets too! I have a small kitchen. That keeps the gadget population in check.

    I can’t live without my bread maker either.

  11. Mickey Kelly White
    September 15, 2011

    well ; I just made a graham cracker crust for a sugar free pudding ( will be made with skim milk ) and sugar free cool whip for a low cost ,low sugar ,and low calorie dessert for tonight ; it’s not done so I don’t have a picture ( the crust is in the oven ……………………) I used my PAMPERED CHEF rolling pin and a gallon sized ZIPLOC bag for the crust to crush graham crackers , since the crumbs are kinda pricey !!! Milk was on sale for $2.49 a gallon ; pudding has gone up , but is still a good deal ! I am using 1 box of chocolate and 1 cheesecake ; it’s really good , too !!! Saturday we attended a cook out ; I made rice Krispy treats with and off brand cereal that was on sale !!!!!! off brand FRESH marshmellows ; about 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips and some cinnamon , and they were oh , so , tasty and ECONOMICAL !!!
    If the link is still up when I get the pudding stuff done ; I will link it up to my flickr acct !!!

  12. Heather T
    September 15, 2011

    I have the same ice cream maker – love it! I also have the attachment for my kitchen aid mixer…it’s nice being able to make a double batch of simple ice cream and making two different versions by adding in a variety of stuff!

  13. [email protected]
    September 15, 2011

    wow. I’ve never met someone else who has (or admits to) the same love language as me! Most of the time I HATE the fact that I’m a “gifts” person, but boy do I love them! lol

    I’ve read the book, but it would be worth a second go around, and learning my kids’ will be a huge benefit to each of them was well, off to the library I suppose!

    • Beckie
      September 16, 2011

      Yah another gift lover. Gift lovers unite!

  14. Rachel
    September 15, 2011

    I’ve got all three of the items you have listed and love them all! However, my cuisinart looks different since I got it over a decade ago. Funny though, I usually only use it to freeze coke or lemonade. My daughter looked at it the last time I had it out and said in shock “this is a yogurt maker???” She had no idea! I always use my scoop for cookies and meatballs, I have them in 3 sizes! And the book is genius. Such a great book to read during the first year of marriage (we are going on 14 years now and it keeps getting better).

    thanks for sharing!
    Rachel

    • Beckie
      September 16, 2011

      I love that you have them all…that is kind of funny. I would have never thought to make frozen lemonade with it. I am so trying that this week.

  15. Nessa The Procrastinator
    September 15, 2011

    I love the scoop idea! I hate when I can’t get the perfect amount for each cookie. I end up with some sticking together and some burning which is frustrating. I linked up my great idea. I’m enjoying everyone’s great ideas as well!

  16. Madigan at madiganmade
    September 16, 2011

    I love a good tip to make my life easier! Great idea for a party! (see my comment in FB to you… I don’t think my Google reader is current with your postings… so I did not initially see the annoucement for this party. Maybe other readers will have the same issue?)
    Thanks for hosting, girl!

  17. stacy
    September 16, 2011

    Great give aways! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  18. Richella at Imparting Grace
    September 16, 2011

    Beckie, I think this party is a Great Idea! I do love tips–simple little ways to make life easier. Thanks for rounding up a bunch! And thanks for the giveaway. Wow! Who wouldn’t want to win?

    Good luck dropping the ell-bees. If I could shed a few, my ell-bees and your ell-bees could have a party themselves! :)

  19. Jamielyn@iheartnaptime
    September 17, 2011

    Oo what a fun idea! I REALLY want one of those frozen yogurt machine! I’ve heard smashed fruit in there is a delicious treat!

    • Beckie
      September 18, 2011

      It is divine Jamielyn. I am obsessed with it right now. The strawberry is my favorite.

  20. Nelly
    September 17, 2011

    Your cookie dough looks sooo delicious! Yummy!!! Do we have to link up in order to enter this giveaway!? Just in case- here is my idea! To store ground beef , I throw it all in a large freezer bag, flatten it out then divided in squares, perfect servings! My kids make a huge mess of their bookshelf so I give them each a bookmark to mark the spot they took their book out so that way they can put it back the right way! Not new ideas but they help me! Thanks!

  21. Funky Junk Interiors
    September 17, 2011

    What a great idea for a link party! So nice to see a fresh take on it. :)

    I linked up my instant pretty fingernail trick for getting those nice DIY photoshoots. Just do NOT do what I did first… more in post. :D #59

    Off to go Facebook your new partay!!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

    • Beckie
      September 18, 2011

      Thanks for linking up. I am off to check out your idea.

  22. The Mom @ Babes in Hairland
    September 18, 2011

    Hope it’s ok I joined in too! I know we have a ton of yogurt shops out here in Utah, but I didn’t realize it wasn’t the same elsewhere! Fun that you found a gadget that makes them! And those chocolate chip cookies look tasty – now I just need one of those scoops! Thanks for the linky party & I’m off to explore some of the other fabulous ideas!

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