Thursday, November 28, 2013

Another Black Friday Giveaway!

This is Giveaway number 2! Right in a row, so those of you who didn't win the last one have another chance! :) May the odds be ever in your favor ;)

42 blogs are bringing you an amazing giveaway to get your holiday season underway! We're hoping to make the holiday season easier for one of our lucky readers, $500.00 worth of easier that is! 

The winner will be able to choose from an XBOX 360 Kinect Nike+ Bundle, a Kindle Fire HD 8.9", or a KitchenAid 5 Quart Stand Mixer in the color of your choice! Oh and to top it all off, we're going to give you the difference in an Amazon gift card to make your grand prize total $500.00

For example, if you choose the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" as your prize, it's $229.00. 
$500.00-$229.00=$271 Amazon gift card. 
Amounts based on price at time of shipment.

Sounds like something you'd like to win, right? Well, without further rambling, on to the giveaway! Good luck!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Exciting News!!

Yep! This is happening! We're pregnant! I'm 9 weeks tomorrow, so we're hoping our baby can have fireworks for their birthday ;) We're super excited! And I'm glad I got this chance to practice my photoshop skills.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Apple Turkeys

If you haven't ever done these, you've gotta do them in the next few days! They were so fun to make when I was little, and are even funner to eat now! ;) It's a good excuse to buy swedish fish! They're super simple too. And maybe you can require your kids to eat the apple before the candy (yeah, right).

All you need is a big red apple for each person who's making one, a whole bunch of toothpicks, and various candy that should include gumdrops and swedish fish. In these pictures you can see how our turkeys have evolved. Sometimes we got candy that looked like wings, gummy worms for gobblers, and such. So, please just be creative and use what you can find! It's so much more fun if everyone makes it there own.

Really all you need to know is that the swedish fish are meant to be turkey feathers. So stick them with a toothpick and poke them into the apple where you'd like the feathers to be. The gumdrops are meant to be the head and the feet, so again, do it the same as the fish. Have at it! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black Friday Giveaway!!!

This is my first official giveaway, folks! And it's a good one! There are 12 bloggers sponsoring it and the winner get's a $500 Amazon giftcard!! That'll buy any and ALL of your Christmas gifts! It's super easy to enter so you might as well do it right? I mean, you could win $500! Keep scrolling down for details and how to enter :) Good luck!


Sponsoring Bloggers:
Linda @ Food Storage Moms
Britni @ Play Party Pin
Kimberly @ Mammy 2 Grammy
Mary Ellen @ That's My Home
Debbie @ Kneaded Creations
And of course Me here at Fab Fixes :)

Black Friday is soon approaching -- one of the craziest days of the year where people's true colors really shine! Battling crowds, fighting to get one of five heavily discounted TVs, and waking up before the sun even rises...what could be better?!

Truth be told, there are some great deals to be found on Black Friday, and many of them can be found on online. All you have to do is be at your computer and hope you can click on the deal fast enough -- no crazy crowds necessary.

Whether or not you are planning to shop on Black Friday or not, Linda from Food Storage Moms and some of her favorite blogging friends want to help you out this Holiday season. One of you lucky readers will walk with away with a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

This giveaway will run from November 21st through November 27th -- ending right before Black Friday! Good luck!
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Seven Days of Soup: Vegetable Soup

Can't believe it's the final day of this week of Soups! I saved the largest group for last which is the vegetable soups. These look so tasty that I could just dive into any of these bowls. Thanks to all the fabulous bloggers who shared their recipes with me so I could share them with all of you! I hope this round up of soup recipes keeps us all happy this winter :) Enjoy!!


 1. Cheesy French Onion Soup

2. Broccoli Cheese Soup

3. Crock pot French Onion Soup

4. Carrot Almond Soup

5. Creamy Carrot & Cauliflower Soup

6. Hearty Organic Vegetable Soup

7. Crock pot Minestrone Soup

8. Broccoli and Pea Pottage with Thyme

9. Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

10. Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

11. Minestrone Soup

12. Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

 13. Tomato Soup

14. Brown Rice Vegetable Soup

15. Best Vegetable Soup

Friday, November 15, 2013

Seven days of Soup: Chili and Taco Soup

Chili is so great, isn't it? (And taco soup of course too) :) I always tend to lump these two together cuz they're so similar. Again, there's nothing like a good both of this goodness to help you feel warm. And I love that chili is so versatile too! You can have it over scones, or with hot dogs, or with chips, or just eat it like soup. It snowed this morning and is still coming down, so I'm seriously thinking about making one of these for dinner tonight! Which one do you think I should try first? Hope you enjoy! 

1. Harvest Chili

2. Turkey Taco Chili

3. Easy Crock pot Chicken Chili

 4. Chicken Chili

5. Taco Soup

6. White Chicken Chili

7. Crock pot Chili

8. Mediterranean Chili

9. 8 Can Taco Soup

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Seven days of Soup: All the Misc.

I know Misc. isn't the best word for these recipes, but these soups just didn't fit anywhere else, so I had to make an "everything else" category! Thanks to these fabulous bloggers for choosing such unique recipes to share with the rest of us! Let me know what you think of them :)

1. Lasagna Soup

2. Sausage & Spinach Soup with Wild Rice

3. Crock pot Tortellini Soup

4. Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Grilled Shrimp

5. Fish Soup

6. Goat Soup

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Seven days of Soup: Soup with Chicken


Day 4 is soup with chicken. There's no place like home except . . . wherever you can make chicken soup! Nothing can make you feel more comfortable and at home than a good bowl of chicken soup. I have my own go-to recipe included in this round up (#9). I don't know how many times I've made it, but it's so delicious that you can't help but feel all warm and comfortable when you take a bite. And some of these other recipes look tasty beyond belief! I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Seven days of Soup: Soup with Beef

Haven't these soups been awesome so far? We've seen some really great recipes and we've only been through two days! Still lots more to come!

Today is day three and I've been excited for it because they all look fabulous! Day three brings us Soups and Stews with Beef. Check out some of these recipes from these great bloggers and let them know how much you enjoy them! :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Seven Days of Soup: Potato and Chowder

First of all I want to give a shout out to all the brave people that have served for our country since it is Veteran's Day. I know a lot of these people and I admire them for their hard work and service. Thank you for helping America stay free!!

Today's post is loaded with potatoes, chowder, and there's even one in there that is a sweet potato recipe. Enjoy day 2 of Seven days of Soup: Potato and Chowder. Just admit you'd love to dive into one of these bowls of yumminess! :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Seven days of Soup: Butternut Squash and Pumpkin

 This week is going to be fabulous! I have a whole bunch of blogger friends that have sent me all their soup recipes and I'm posting all of them this week! There are over 60 and they all look super delicious!! (haha "soup-er"). I love soup, especially at this time of year. Nothing can warm you up better than a nice bowl of some. And so, here is day one of Seven days of Soup!

Butternut Squash and Pumpkin - I had actually never heard of butternut squash soup before, but this was one of the highest number of recipes I got back from my blog friends so it must be popular! It sure looks good! There are three pumpkin soup recipes thrown in here as well that look delightful! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thanksgiving Indian Vests

 If you can't tell from all the pictures, this is a tradition that has stuck in our family! I remember doing it as a kid every year and loved it so much that I did it with my friends later on. So, if you want to enjoy your Thanksgiving season as much as I enjoy mine, you should definitely join in the fun and make an Indian Vest of your own! :)

My brother and I! Looks like we used markers this first time.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

This is one of those recipes I can make over and over again! As soon as I smell it cooking on the stove I feel all comfy and at home. It's perfect for a cold fall/winter day or a day when you're not feeling well. It's got a perfect blend of flavors and nothing strong. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and feel at home when you taste the deliciousness. :)

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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Adapted from: My mom's kitchen

1/2 onion chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup margarine or butter
3 quarts of water (I usually end up adding another cup or two)
4 Tbsp. chicken bouillon (if you add more water add a tsp. more of bouillon per cup)
2-3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
6 carrots, diced
1 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
2 cups medium egg noodles

Cook celery and onion in margarine until tender-crisp. Add water, bouillon, carrots, chicken, pepper, and parsley. Boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to noodle package directions. Stir occasionally. Serve and devour!

Enjoy! -Allie