Wednesday, October 3, 2012

UnReal Candy- meh

Disclaimer: I received coupons for a free candy bar through BuzzAgent. This is my honest review of the candy.

I was pretty excited to be part of the Unreal Buzzagent campaign. I had seen the candy at Walgreens and wanted to try it, but I'm too cheap to pay full price. So, I eagerly awaited the arrival of my coupons. There was only one coupon for a free candy bar and then several others for buy one get one free. Since, I wanted to try them all, we used some of those to purchase as well.

I let both of  my daughters pick out one they wanted and then we just decided to buy one of each to try them out and we'd all share. We ripped them open as soon as we got to the car and took a bite.  Even though we all had a different version of the candy, we all had the same expression. Not quite yuck, but definitely not YUM either! It was palatable and that's about it. We couldn't quite put our finger on the problem, but the candy is definitely lacking in the good flavor department.

We decided to sample all the versions before reaching a final decision. We all agreed that the M&Ms version was the best and the Reeses version was a VERY big disappointment. (seriously, have these people ever eaten a real Reeses????)

I love the idea behind this candy, all real ingredients, no corn syrup, no preservatives, no hydrogenated oils, but I really doubt I'd buy this again. I'm disappointed, because I really wanted to like this! How someone can go so wrong with chocolate, I will never know.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Disney Countdown

I was looking for a fun countdown idea for Disney World. So, I turned to Pinterest and found some cute ideas with scrapbook paper and little suction cups with numbers on them (similar to what's sold in this Etsy shop
 I decided to take the tag and suction cup idea and make something for us.

First, I went into Picasa and found of my favorite pictures of us at Disney I resized it to a 5x7 and then added text to it.  I've always liked the phrase: Been there, done that, going again! So, I used that.
I had it printed out at Meijer for about .90.

My original plan was to put suction cups ($1/12 at Dollar Tree) on the outside and hang paper tags ($1.99 for 100 at Walmart) from them that I wrote numbers on. (similar to the one in the Etsy shop). However, when I tried that, the tags kept falling off, which got frustrating. So, after a bit of brainstorming, I decided to forget the tag and just write on the glass with a dry erase marker. Unfortunately, that didn't show up. So, with a rare stroke of genius, I decided to stick one of the tags to the picture with some tape and then write on the glass over the tag with the dry erase marker.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out! 

The whole thing didn't cost me much at all.
Picture- .90
Frame- $1.00 (I got it on clearance)
Hang Tags- $1.99 (you could easily make one yourself though)
Dry Erase Marker- these were free for me, there was a rebate.

A cute customized Disney countdown for less than $5.