Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Everything In Moderation, Including Giveaways

My Chocolate Rice Krispy treats are quite the hit but for The Purists in the family I made plain Rice Krispy treats.

This is the pan.

After lunch today, this was the chocolate pan. That won't do! What about my poor little children's lunches? So I made a whole new pan. And of course, I had to try some out. To make sure they tasted all right for my poor little children.

By this time, it was the babies nap time and all most time for Ross to come home from school. Practically the minute he walks in, I have the DVR queued up so we can watch an episode of House together. We often drink tea together while we watch. Perfect beverage to go with a Chocolate Rice Krispy treat.

I could use this cup but I save it strictly for my homemade non-fat, no whip mochas.

Ah, there we go. A cup of Tazo Passion tea. But wait... what is on the side of that mug?

Well, how did that get there??? Yes, I had some mugs made with my blog logo.

So Ross is home and I have my tea. I also have my Chocolate Rice Krispy treat. I've decided that all I really need is a little moderation, to set some limits so I don't go crazy eating those crack bars.

So I decided I could only have one this afternoon while I watched House.

I said I could only have one, but I never told myself how big it could be.

Okay, now that I'm all sugared up and bloated, I've decided to share with my readers. Not my Chocolate Rice Krispy treats! Go make your own! No, I'm going to give away one of my new mugs along with several tea bags of my favorite teas. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me that you need a door stop, spare coin holder, or any other use you can come up with for one of my mugs. I'll take comments until 10:00 Thursday night CST.

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38 comments:

Janne said...

First comment---yeah! I don't need a door stop or a spare change holder---I need those adorable mugs! By the way, I love your version of portion control, I'm right there with ya! :)

Jules said...

I'm sure I could use it to scoop the litter box!

Mathematical Mama said...

I'd love to say I'd use it as some sort of planter for my early spring flowers, but it is still winter here. No, what I would really like to do with a mug is fill it with my favorite coffee, a little stevia, some half and half and a small mound of spray can whipped cream. Possibly some chocolate sprinkles on top, depending on my mood :-)

Heather said...

I'd love a new mug to savor a vanilla steamer or some homeade hot cocoa in. Delicious!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

As I read your blog and I see your cute mugs I thought to myself, "she should do a giveway...I'd love one of those mugs." And then I kept reading...

I could totally use one to wash out my kids dirty paintbrushes. Or to spit my chewing tobacco into. ;)

Kristin said...

Love the mug! I would love to drink coffee in mine!

I was hoping you were giving away some chocolate rice krispy treats!
You had me dying laughing when you called them crack bars! Love the portion control....I say that's totally legal!

Lori said...

I would love to sip my hot chocolate from one of your beautiful mugs♥
Especially on those cold winter nights :)

Erika said...

I actually do need some mugs as ours all seem to disappear into the abyss otherwise known as The Mr.'s car... That is a really cute idea!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I have never had chocolate Rice Krispies. I so need to make those. :)

annie kelleher said...

i love tazo tea!!! and the picture of the pan of chocolate krispies... thats what the pan i made yesterday looked like too!!!! too bad its now in the sinkand ic ant take a pic!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Okay..I need to make some chocolate marshmallow treats..those look yummy and my kids would love them!
-sandy toe

Christina said...

LOL thanks for stopping buy my blog! I love the mugs they are cute. Perfect for a sugar free hot cocoa. And no you never set a sixe limit on just one!

Ann On and On... said...

I think I can take one thing with me to blogger rehab and that mug would be perfect :) .....I'm going, but I do not have a problem. Hee Hee

Janelle said...

While I am recovering, my hubby is doing all the housework, including the dishes. Since surgery, we've lost two coffee mugs and a plate so far. So I definitely can use another coffee/tea mug, but for actually drinking coffee and tea!! And yes, I will definitely have a lot of housework catchup to do once I'm released to do it.... :)

KC Mom said...

Hello to you to from sits...always nice to see a fellow Kansas Citian!
You HAVE to give me that recipe for chocolate rice krispy treats. I don't think I'll be able to stop thinking about it until you do!

Kim said...

A cup of hot tea would be absolutely perfect in that mug and maybe a Rice Krispy treat because we know there's always room for one more!

Ali said...

Popping in from SITS--what cute mug! I want to have a tea pot with my logo on it:) I love Tazo Zen but have never tried the Passion:)

Candace said...

I love the mug! Would be great for my morning coffee or green tea...

I'm going to have to try to chocolate rice krispy treats, I think my kids would love them...great idea!

Sarah said...

You can send the plain crispies to me. ;) I'm going to have to try the Cocoa ones!

Nancy said...

I need an adorable mug as well. I'd love to buy one if they are for sale. And I'm serious.

Nancy

Cindy said...

Hi Denise!

Maybe if I gave my husband that coffee mug to use he'd get the "hint"?

Donnetta said...

I love the mug! I love me some soup and I could use it as my soup cup!

Thanks for stopping by my blog & entering the contest!

Gatlin said...

Every morning Brian brings me a cup of tea - he has been doing that for the past 10 years. Isn't that precious!! I would love to drink my tea from your precious mug - it is so cute!!! It would make me happy! xoxo Wendi

Brandy said...

Where have I been I didn't even realize you had a review blog?!? ~sigh~

I would love a mug! Filled to the brim with chocolate rice krispie treats please!

Brandy said...

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Debbie said...

We are trying to have another baby, so soon I'll have to retire my coffee mug and bean grinder (tear)... One of those adorable mugs of yours look perfect for my decaf hot tea!! And, it would totally match the decor of my new office....

Anonymous said...

I could use it for my 45th oops 21st birthday today to drink my diet pepsi...while I dream of WHERE IS MY new court date for my daughters in ETHIOPIA!!!! uggghhhhh I was supposed to be on the plane tomorrow...alas we did not pass...they were moving...Ummm CCAA dejavu.

the mug is great and Hope we win :)

Kathleen
45 yuck today
Mom to the dynamic duo from Phu Tho

The Sharp Family said...

Where on earth can I buy a mug like that??? It is fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I need a mug like that for my hot cocoa of course! I need my daily fix! That is my weakness! :)
Blessings,
Beth Brown

momma said...

love the chocolate krispy treats!!! (i make mine with chocolate chips mixed in with the marshmallows)

i need a new mug because i am a needy person :) does that satisfy the requirements??

Grand Pooba said...

Mmmmm, care to share the recipe?? Or did you already and I missed it?

wingepr said...

I think it would look great on my desk holding my pens!!!!!!

And please send me one of those treats!! I like the size.

Peggy

Kristin said...

I want a mug, pretty please. I'd really like the chocolate crispy treats too. So go ahead and whip up a batch to put in the mail. I'll be expecting it shortly. :-)

Regina said...

I love reading your blog. I wish we lived closer because judging by your sense of humor I think we would be great friends.
I would love to have one of your beautiful mugs. What a great idea.
And BTW. . .I think chocolate is way better than plain!!!

The Gotch 5 said...

I think maybe I need the mug to take some advil with after a long day at school.......no maybe to have an extremely large shot after a long day at work. Or maybe a tea bag (orchard peach to be exact) for that bubble bath I am going to take after I pick up the kids from practice, get "my" sixth grade math homework done, "my" third grade spelling pretest done and corrected, supper made, arrive on time for haircuts, get the baby bathed and to bed, make sure everyone else showers so I am not doing sheets tomorrow because of everyone's hair on their pillows, and after I lay out everyone's clothes for tomorrow really I am going to take that mug for a nice long b.........back upstairs and set it by my bed, crash, and look at it in the morning when I wake up and think "thank goodness I only have three kids." God bless you I don't know how you do it!!! You need a crown for far too often having three almost takes me to the nut house!

Party of Seven said...

Love the mug! I would use it for me tea I have every night. I think I am down to maybe 4 mugs that are not chipped or broken! Being sick I am drinking my tea a few times a day too.
Yes, I do have bronchitis!! I get it every couple of years but it has never been this bad before. Or maybe I am older, overworked, and have more kids?! ha I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for stopping by.
I love rice crispy treats, I could eat a whole pan!! :-)

Anita said...

Denise, I need the mug for pencils!! Oh really I'll drink tea out of it. You know I don't even own a Kettle, so will it be awful to boil in a pan?

lisalyn said...

I see I just missed the giveaway time...but that's ok. I didn't want a mug anyway. J/K I would LOVE a mug. Guess I'll have to wait for the next giveaway. There will be one, right!!:)

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's really fun to be "meeting" new people.
I've read some of the story of your husband. So sorry for your loss. It has to be difficult to move forward...but something that can be done with God by your side. Blessings to you.
Lisa