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Loving the Libre Life Collection for ‘Round the Clock Refreshment with Style @libretea

This is a post sponsored by Libre Tea on behalf of the new Libre Life Collection. My opinions about the stylish new designs are my own. I am excited to talk about the the Libre Life Collection. I have been using Libre  Tea Glasses for

Enter for a chance to Win 3 Fall Nail Colors from Julep

*This giveaway is self sponsored. No product was provided by Julep and no compensation was provided.  I am building my email subscribers and offering you two things. One, you get convenient updates via email whenever a new and exciting post goes live at dapperhouse! Two,

Honey Almond No-Bake Dessert for Fall

This is a layer dessert “cake” that requires no baking. It has layers of sweet cream, almond butter and honey, with pumpkin pie spice taking it to cozy fall day. Make it ahead of time in under 30 minutes then give it a few hours to

Halloween FUN with Big G Monsters Cereals & Snacks #PlatefullCoOp #retromonstercereal #paid

*Disclosure:The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op I love sharing my happy childhood memories with my own children. When I was shopping at Target I was excited to see Big G Monster Cereals in throwback packaging from when I was

Deal Alert for Combined Savings on Window Treatments #Décorview

* This is a sponsored post by TapInfluence and Decorview. All opinions are my own.   Hunter Douglas has the most beautiful selection of blinds, shades and shutters. They are also a trusted name and leading authority on window treatments. I am excited to share the deals that

Salcura Skincare Giveaway #SNST1014

Did you know that October is Eczema Awareness Month? We want to get the word out and also let people know that Salcura Natural Skin Therapy can help soothe your skin irrations. Check out my review HERE. You can learn more about eczema awareness month

Kitchen Nook Home Decor Makeover

*This is not a sponsored post. I received no form of compensation and all opinions are my own. I wanted to share my kitchen eat-in nook home decor makeover. I tool it from drab to fab and I will share with you how I did it

Have Fun Haunting Your Family Photos for Halloween with Picmonkey

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. For some Freaky Family Fun, edit and frame family pics that will spook your Halloween Holiday guests. I love to edit pictures with picmonkey.com. and for halloween it is especially fun! They have everything and

Ideas for Celebrating World Smile Day with Kids

Happy World Smile Day! This is a great day to have fun with kids and teach them more about the power of a smile! Show them how smiles are contagious and how they can spread to everyone. Help them feel how powerful positive energy can

Halloween Home Decorating Ideas

It is so easy to make your home festive and fun on a tights budget. Just a few little things put together in a nice way can look classy and fun! Find any small spot in your home where you can set up something festive.

Loving the Libre Life Collection for ‘Round the Clock Refreshment with Style @libretea

This is a post sponsored by Libre Tea on behalf of the new Libre Life Collection. My opinions about the stylish new designs are my own.

I am excited to talk about the the Libre Life Collection. I have been using Libre  Tea Glasses for almost a year now because of their superior design and unique style. I am excited to have one from the newly released design line called Starburst!

Infuse your water with the freshest ingredients with @libretea Tea glasses in new designs and filter screens @dapperhouse #ad @libretea

I use Libre Tea beverage glasses for refreshment throughout the day because it is the perfect reusable glass to use on the go. In the morning I make hot tea, during the day it is infused water and at the end of the day it is a protein shake to rebuild muscles and boost my metabolism during sleep. I can use it for hot and cold drinks all day because the inner glass layer and the poly outer layer keep my drinks HOT and COLD and prevent the glass from sweating. This is a huge positive to have in a water bottle because I want to be able to set it on my office desk, throw it in my hand bag and set it down anywhere without a puddle of water making messes everywhere.

You are going to love the new designs and double glass wall glasses from @libretea With screen to infuse tea and fresh ingredients @dapperhouse

I know that you will want one too! You can choose from the classic designs and the new ones as well. Choose from:

Starburst blue, Lively Leaves bright green and Classic Black Brush. Each is silver trimmed in true Libre Tea style.

Libre Tea Reusable Glasses New Designs for Hot and Cold Beverages @dapperhouse

The removable stainless steel filter makes it easy and economical to make your own loose-leaf teas and infused drinks. My favorite is fresh herbs like mint, fresh fruit like citrus, and even fresh veggies like refreshing cucumber.

Which Libre design do you like best?

Enter for a chance to Win 3 Fall Nail Colors from Julep

*This giveaway is self sponsored. No product was provided by Julep and no compensation was provided. 

I am building my email subscribers and offering you two things.

One, you get convenient updates via email whenever a new and exciting post goes live at dapperhouse!

Two, by signing up, you get a chance to win a set of Gorgeous and Traditional Fall Nail Colors from Julep worth over $40.

Enter to WIN 3 Fall Favorite Nail Colors from Julep and Jenny at dapperhouse #giveaway #fall

HOW DO YOU ENTER? 

1. just sign up for my emails by entering your email on the right side bar near the top in the box that says: “Get My Updates by e-mail Here”

2. leave a comment below letting me know that you signed up for emails and you are entered to win.

Good Luck! 

 

Honey Almond No-Bake Dessert for Fall

This is a layer dessert “cake” that requires no baking. It has layers of sweet cream, almond butter and honey, with pumpkin pie spice taking it to cozy fall day. Make it ahead of time in under 30 minutes then give it a few hours to chill in the refrigerator. All the layers and flavors meld together with graham crackers and make a sliceable dessert that is pleasing to just about everyone. It is a unique recipe too; something fun to serve at a fall gathering.

Fall Comfort Food Honey Almond no bake dessert @dapperhouse

You will need:

  • 2 boxes graham crackers
  • 1 sm pkg whipping cream
  • bottle of honey
  • 12 ounces of almond butter
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • almond extract
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 pkg cream cheese
  • 1 can condensed milk

In a small mixing bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Blend together with a hand mixer. Whip in a can of condensed milk. Set aside.

How to mix the sweet cream layer in a no bake fall comfort cake @dapperhouse

In another small mixing bowl combine almond butter, almond extract and 1 TBS of pumpkin pie spice until creamy. Set this aside.

Ingredients to make a delicious fall comfort No Bake Cake! @dapperhouse

In another bowl use a hand miser to ship the heavy cream until stiff peaks are formed. Add this whipped cream to the first bowl of sweet, creamy mixture. Fold together with a spoon.

In a baking pan layer graham crackers, then cream then graham crackers, then almond butter, then drizzle a honey layer. Top with graham crackers again and continue to alternate these same layers to the top of the pan. End with the cream layer on top.

No bake Fall Comfort Layer Cake #recipe jenny at dapperhouse

Save out a cup or two of the cream mixture for later. Refrigerate.

TIP: You can layer this in a wide baking pan to make enough for a crowd or in a tall baking pan to create more layers and a taller dessert for less people.

Once everything is layered in the pan, cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to set and chill.

After at least a few hours, remove the extra cream from the fridge. Mix in a tsp of pumpkin pie spice.

Fall Comfort Food layered dessert with sweet cream and almond butter #recipe jenny at dapperhouse

Remove the no bake cake from the fridge, slice and serve topped with a dollop of pumpkin spiced cream.

TIP: You can use a knife or spatula to cut through the layers to make it easier for people to serve themselves.

No bake fall comfort no bake cake #recipe jenny at dapperhouse

TIP: This recipe is so versatile because you can add your own variations of flavors for the season and occasion. Add key lime for summer, peppermint and cocoa for Christmas, and more.

 

 

 

Halloween FUN with Big G Monsters Cereals & Snacks #PlatefullCoOp #retromonstercereal #paid

*Disclosure:The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op

I love sharing my happy childhood memories with my own children. When I was shopping at Target I was excited to see Big G Monster Cereals in throwback packaging from when I was young! I bought these three classic monster cereals (and the new snack treats) and brought them home for the kids. My youngest son has a real knack for cooking and he decided that he wanted to use these Halloween treats to make some Spooky Sushi! I loved this idea so we got out some wax paper and marshmallow fluff and we were ready to share our fun foodtivity!

Have FUN with your family by making spooky sushi with #retromonstercereal  #PlatefullCoOp #paid breakfast cereal and snack treats jenny @dapperhouse

How to make Spooky Sushi 

1. Put a layer of wax paper down to keep the area clean and prevent sushi from sticking to counter top.

2. Unwrap either FrakenBerry or BooBerry fruit roll ups and lay them on the wax paper.

 

3. Using a rolling pin, flatten a Count Chocula Treat Bar. Place on top of the fruit rollups.

4.  Cover Roll Ups and/or flattened treats with a layer of marshmallow fluff.

How to make snack sushi from breakfast cereal and treats @dapperhouse #retromonstercereal  #PlatefullCoOp #paid

 

5. Cover the marshmallow fluff with pieces of your favorite monster cereals.

6. Roll up from one end to the other and slice into one inch pieces.

7. top with marshmallow pieces from the monster cereals and serve with chopsticks for some fun!

BIG G General Mills Monster Cereals in Throwback packaging exclusively at Target #retromonstercereal, #PlatefullCoOp and #paid @dapperhouse

Another fun thing about these cereal boxes is that there are cutout masks on the back for quick dress-ups. Need a costume, this is sure to be a huge hit at every door, just pair with some warm clothes!

Monsters snacks are also perfect for giving out as Halloween treats!

Spooky Sushi Treats jenny at dapperhouse  #retromonstercereal #PlatefullCoOp #paid

Head over to Target to get your own Retro Monsters cereals! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals have also inspired some new Monsters snack items for your family to enjoy as well. Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging too. Happy Halloween!!

Fun ways to make food dessert sushi with your kids @dapperhouse #retromonstercereal #PlatefullCoOp #paid

 

Deal Alert for Combined Savings on Window Treatments #Décorview

* This is a sponsored post by TapInfluence and Decorview. All opinions are my own.  

Hunter Douglas has the most beautiful selection of blinds, shades and shutters. They are also a trusted name and leading authority on window treatments. I am excited to share the deals that I found through Decorview. they offering 20% off MSRP on selected products, plus, rebates of $100 or more!! The crazy deal secret for you is to combine your discount with the Hunter Douglas rebate and you can decorate your home before the holidays on the cheap! 

Amazing savings on Hunter Douglas blinds and shades from #Décorview. Combine 20 off MSRP with Hunter Douglas rebates. #Decorview #Ad @dapperhouse DEAL ALERT!

Taking the first step is really easy. I suggest that you take a look at the options on their website and then look through some decorating magazines to find your personal style. Then, figure out what your budget allows you to spend. 

Next, you are going to want to contact Decorview. They provide free design consultation!! They do the measuring and take care of the professional installation of your new custom window treatments. Decorview is the nation’s largest in-home seller of Hunter Douglas blinds, shades and shutters.  

Wow. Get some great Hunter Douglas blinds and shades before the holidays. Décorview is combining their 20 off MSRP on select products with a Hunter Douglas rebate of $100 or more . See the offer at #Ad httpgoo.glQRe6l4

After that all there is to do is sit back and enjoy the gorgeous home decor and energy savings from your window treatments.

Salcura Skincare Giveaway #SNST1014

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Did you know that October is Eczema Awareness Month? We want to get the word out and also let people know that Salcura Natural Skin Therapy can help soothe your skin irrations. Check out my review HERE.

You can learn more about eczema awareness month HERE on The Coupon Chronicles and HERE on Pettie Pages.

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Salcura Natural Skin Therapy has even more products to help soothe difficult-to-treat skin conditions. Besides eczema they have a section on their site to learn more about the conditions and what products may be able to help.

Now for the giveaway Salcura Natural Skin Therapy is giving the winner a $100 gift certificate to their site. You will be able to get everything you need to take care of your family!

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One winner will receive the $100 gift certificate from Salcura. This giveaway begins on 10/1 12:00 am at and ends on 10/31 at 11:59pm (times are Eastern) and is open to Continental US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please EMAIL las930@charter.net Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Rafflecoptor Tools. Salcura Naturals is responsible for prize delivery.

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Kitchen Nook Home Decor Makeover

*This is not a sponsored post. I received no form of compensation and all opinions are my own.

I wanted to share my kitchen eat-in nook home decor makeover. I tool it from drab to fab and I will share with you how I did it and where I got the goods. I don’t have a “before” before pic of the room with the furniture and yellow wall paint but it was crummy, take my word for it. So my husband painted the walls a beautiful medium grey. We ditched the old table and chairs (that I rescued from the trash in 2001 and have repainted about 10 thousand times) and purchased a more updated version. Then I went to etsy and bought the new decor. Here is what I purchased and how it all turned out.

Breakfast Nook Makeover Before and After from jenny at dapperhouse

To replace the 8 year old floral curtains, I chose a current moroccan quarter foil design from Cidalia Designs and had a table runner made in the same design (not shown in these pics) from Twenty-Eight 12. The glass bowl in the center of the table is from Home Goods. I used black and white prints of 1920′s Chicago that I already owned, on either side of the window.

Chicago Wall Art and Decor Make over from jenny at dapperhouse

I ordered chalkboard prints of fun kitchen art for another wall because I had to add a bit of our family’s silly personality to the room. There are so many cool and fun designs that it was hard to decide which four to get! You can see then at the shop Kitchen Bath Prints on etsy.

Kitchen Nook Home Decor Makeover Jenny at dapperhouse

On the opposite wall I put organizing wall folders, one for each  member of the family. This was my way of ridding my kitchen countertops and tables of the messy stacks of mail and papers. Above the wall organizers I hung a sign that says “Love One Another”. I got the racks at Cost Plus World Market. I got the sign at one of my most favorite stores of all time, Hobby Lobby.

Before and After pics for family home organization and decor jenny at dapperhouse

I have an antique buffet cart in the corner used for holding food, napkins, computers and other things that I don’t want setting out in the table. I have a yellow runner on the table now for a splash of color. One of the reasons I chose to go with black and white decor is because it is sharp and clean looking.

Before and After pics of Kitchen Eat in Nook Redo Home Decor Makeover from Jenny at dapperhouse

The other reason is that I can make small changes to the table in runners and centerpieces to change the color and theme of the room. I can easily swap out curtains and pics as well if I want a quick change.

Kitchen Eat- in Nook Makeover with Jenny at dapperhouse

What do you think about my makeover?

 

 

Have Fun Haunting Your Family Photos for Halloween with Picmonkey

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

For some Freaky Family Fun, edit and frame family pics that will spook your Halloween Holiday guests. I love to edit pictures with picmonkey.com. and for halloween it is especially fun! They have everything and more that you could need to zombify, witchify, and demonify your photos. Here is one that my son made all by himself from a picture that he took especially to turn into a zombie pic. His tip is to make a scary face to alter so it looks scarier!

aryton zombified

You can see that I just used my profile pic so it is hard to make it look too frightening. Thanks to picmonkey though, I did make it look creepier and certainly more in the haunted holiday spirit!

How to Haunt your pictures for Halloween with PicMonkey Collage from jenny at dapperhouse

Have fun making your photos extra spooky with picmonkey!

Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to picmonkey home page
  2. click edit and download your photo
  3. click on the apple icon at the bottom of the left side bar
  4. choose from Vampires, Zombies, Day of the Dead, Witches       or Demons.

The rest of my Family says Have a Haunted Halloween!

Happy Haunted Halloween from Jenny at dapperhouse AND how to horrify your family pics with picmonkey

TIP: If you want Halloween Cute-ify your pics choose “Trick-or-Treat”

Trick or treat halloween prontables jenny at dapperhouse

 

Ideas for Celebrating World Smile Day with Kids

Happy World Smile Day! This is a great day to have fun with kids and teach them more about the power of a smile! Show them how smiles are contagious and how they can spread to everyone. Help them feel how powerful positive energy can be when they can do something as free and as easy as smiling at someone which in turn makes them feel happy instantly. Now THAT is some pretty great Power. Like a Smile Superhero!

How to celebrate World Smile Day with your Kids jenny at dapperhouse

  • Do an experiment with young children by having them smile at someone. Did they smile back? For older children use a graph and see how many returns they get on their smiles. Use tally marks to count how many smiles the children see walking down the hall to another class.

Celebrate Happy Smile Day with Kids from jenny at dapperhouse

  • Make smile buttons, badges or ribbons to wear on Smile Day
  • Make smile cards (like business cards or greeting cards) to give to people on to make them Smile today.
  • Children can draw smiley faces on round stickers and hand them out to friends on smile day. (these stickers are very cheap and often used for garage sales)
  • Have children watch themselves in mirrors and practice different smiles – they could draw self-portraits during this time and make a collective smile book.
  • Sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and have children think of new things to do such as “Moo like a cow”, “Hug a Friend”, “Blink your Eyes”, “Say hola”, “Show a SMILE”, etc.
Happy Smile Day How to Celebrate with kids @dapperhouse
More Activities Related to Smile Day:
  • Talk about tooth care
  • Books about Feelings
  • Spell the word smile
  • find “smiles” in nature
  • use a smile sensory bin for a fun center
  • have children find smiles in magazines and newspapers. They can use scissors to cut out the smiles and glue them to a big poster to display for smile day.

Halloween Home Decorating Ideas

It is so easy to make your home festive and fun on a tights budget. Just a few little things put together in a nice way can look classy and fun! Find any small spot in your home where you can set up something festive. Could be a shelf or two in a bookshelf, mantle above a fireplace, a decorative table, a corner area of a desktop or counter, the middle of a dining room table or a window sill. I use section of my kitchen counter.

Halloween Home Decor Ideas for Fun and frights jenny @dapperhouse

I took some frames from a second hand store and painted them black. I used pages from a vintage dictionary and decorated them with vintage pictures, paints and more to make Altered Art Decor. You can easily use pictures found in magazines, greeting cards or pics printed from the internet all put into Dollar Store frames. *Would be very cute to frame Halloween pictures that your kids create.

DIY Home Decor Ideas on the cheap family fun @dapperhouse

Cylinder vases are sold inexpensively at many stores from Hobby Lobby to Walmart. Fill them with anything you like to add some color and themed fun. I used straws, a mix of gumball eyeballs and plastic skulls, candy pumpkins and caramel apple licorice sticks.

Fun and Frightening Home Halloween Decor Ideas for your home jenny at dapperhouse skulls and eyeballs

You could also use:

  • spider rings
  • mini plastic skeletons
  • Halloween candies
  • black licorice
  • jack-o-lantern cookies
  • Dracula teeth
  • fake body parts
  • gummy rats
  • toy snakes
  • Ghost Peeps
  • plain corn kernels
  • acorns
  • fall leaves

Fun and frightening home decor ideas for halloween @dapperhouse

I placed the cylinders in a wooden box I had lying around.

Sweet and Sassy Halloween Decor Ideas for your Home and Family jenny @dapperhouse

You can buy gourds to set out as well. I got the glitter pumpkin in the $1 section of Target.

Happy Halloween Home decorating Ideas for Fall jenny @dapperhouse

Including cake stands is good to set out treats as you bake them with your children or receive them from friends and neighbors. (My son wants to make some spooky cupcakes and candy corn cookies.)

DIY Halloween Home Decor Ideas from Jenny at dapperhouse

Everything looks better with garland and bunting . . . and they are easy to make! I took some skeletons from the dollar store and tied them to a bit of twine. You can find free printables for Halloween Banners online as well.

DIY Home Halloween Decor Ideas for your home @dapperhouse

Happy Haunting!

How do you decorate for Halloween?

 

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