Downton Abbey and World Market Exclusives

I am a brand amabassador for World Market, and this post is brought to you by World Market and their new Downton Abbey collection and sweepstakes.  All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

Downton Abbey fans everywhere rejoice!  World Market has partnered with Downton Abbey this year for a few exciting events, and I couldn’t be happier!

There aren’t very many shows that I absolutely love and HAVE to watch every episode, but I am proud to say that Downton Abbey is one of those shows.  If you haven’t seen the show yet, you’ve GOT to check it out.  It’s a period drama set in the early 1900’s, and the characters and how they are all intertwined, along with the plot development, all make this show a must-watch for me. You might remember the Downton Abbey tea party I created last year… SO much fun!

Downton Abbey and World Market

Beginning Friday, 11/28, through Sunday, 11/30, Cost Plus World Market will be giving away an exclusive Downton Abbey Tea Cup in a gift box to the first 100 in-store customers, with a new design each day.  There is no purchase necessary, and you must be 18 years old, with one cup per person.  On those same dates, World Market is also offering exclusive Downton Abbey tote bags as a gift with a $20 in-store purchase, with a new tote bag each day, while supplies last.  Can you guess where I’ll be Friday morning?! ;)  For more details, click here.

Downton Abbey and World Market

World Market stores are now officially selling Downton Abbey products that are exclusive to World Market.  There are SO many gorgeous pieces in this collection, including a Downton Abbey teapot, a set of 4 teacups and saucers, a 2-tier serving stand, The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey , dessert plates, and so much more!  I bought up just about everything last year, and have already added many of the new pieces to my Downton Abbey collection.  I’m loving the new 2-tier serving stand (I’ve already bought two) that goes with my collection!  You can check out all of the Downton Abbey World Market exclusive products on the website.

Downton Abbey and World Market

And last but certainly not least, you can enter now to win a dream trip to London, England (hotel & accommodations), a private tour of Highclere Castle, a visit to the set of Downton Abbey (eek!!), and a $1,000 World Market gift card.  Absolutely worth entering, right?!  Plus three first prize winners will receive a $500 World Market gift card.  Be sure to enter here today!

Downton Abbey Tea Party

Downton Abbey Tea Party

There is also more Downton Abbey tea party fun coming up that I can’t wait to share with you!!  Remember my Downton Abbey tea party I put together last year?  Be on the lookout for more tea party fun in the next couple weeks!

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

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Pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake…. the taste of this cake is just as delicious as the name is long!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

You won’t believe how easy it is to whip together this ice cream cake.  It’s got a pumpkin spice white chocolate chip cookie crust, vanilla ice cream in the middle, and a top layer made from crumbled pumpkin spice white chocolate chip cookies…. it’s pure dessert heaven!   I served it to some friends who stopped by a few days ago, and they loved it just as much as I did… and went back for seconds, too!

Here are the easy directions- You do have to wait a little bit of time in between each step, so this ice cream cake is best made the day before so it can firm up on the freezer overnight.  However, the actual hands-on time is really really short, so you have more time for getting out those Christmas decorations and spending time with family!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

I found everything I needed for this yummy recipe at Walmart.

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

  • 2 packages NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Pumpkin Spice Refrigerated Cookie Dough
  • 1 package vanilla ice cream

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Step 1.  Press one whole package of cookie dough into the base of a springform pan, and bake in a 325 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the dough is a light golden brown.

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

 

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Remove from the oven, and let cool completely.

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Crumble the cookies

Step 2.  In the meantime, bake the other package of Nestle cookies, following the directions in the back of the package.  Remove from the oven once cooked, and let cool.  Crumble the cookies with your fingers into chunks, and set aside.

Add the ice cream

Step 3.  Once the cookie crust and the pan are almost cool, remove the ice cream from the freezer to allow it to soften.  To speed up this process, I placed them in the freezer until they were completely cooled.  Once the cookie crust and the pan are completely cool, add the entire carton of ice cream to the top of the crust, and spread evenly.  Add the cookie crumbs to the top of the ice cream, and press down gently so they stick into the ice cream.  Place into the freezer and freeze overnight.

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Keep the ice cream cake frozen until ready to serve.  When serving, slice and cut just like you would a pie.

Digiorno pizza

I also bought a DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® supreme pizza that I baked when we had company over, because I didn’t want to spend the day on the kitchen.  Sometimes us busy moms deserve to have an easy dinner that’s stress-free, right?!  Right.

 

Here’s a little Instagram video I made that shows all the steps for making this dessert… I’d LOVE for you to follow along with me on Instagram @Makelifelovely.  Instagram is my very favorite form of social media, and where you can get an inside look at my life and projects.

Enjoy, and happy eating!!

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For more sweet treats, you’ll love these….

Fall Party Ideas

Oreo Cookie Balls

Chocolate No Bake Cookies, by Make Life Lovely

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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Special K Bars

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What’s Your Wish?

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I kid you not, I know exactly when the UPS truck pulls up to my front door by the sound of the truck.  I look forward to my deliveries, which have been pretty frequent lately, and can’t wait to rip the tape off the top of my box and discover what’s inside!

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Cheesy Ranch Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Today I’m sharing a super quick and easy cheesy ranch pull apart bread recipe that tastes great.  It’s got a lot of flavor, and can be made in just a few short minutes.  It’s got a lot of flavor, and loads of gooey cheese, so you know it’s good!  There’s also an awesome giveaway at the end of the post, so keep reading and be sure to enter!

Cheesy ranch pull apart bread

Cheesy Ranch Pull Apart Bread:

  • Round sourdough loaf of bread
  • 1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), melted
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups cheese (I used Colby and Monterey Jack)

Cheesy ranch pull apart bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cut diagonal cuts in the bread with a knife almost all the way down to the bottom of the bread, but not quite.  Cut perpendicular lines across those lines.

Cheesy ranch pull apart bread making

Mix the melted butter with the Hidden Valley Ranch packet, and stir.  Spoon or pour out the butter mixture into the cuts in the bread.

Cheesy ranch pull apart bread

Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese inside the cuts, and place bread in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.  After  15 minutes, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese onto the top of the bread, turn the broiler on, and broil the bread for about 5 minutes.

Cheesy ranch pull apart bread

Remove carefully from the oven and let cool. When it’s time to eat, just grab onto one of the cheesy delicious sourdough pieces, and enjoy!

So simple and satisfying, and perfect for your next meal or party!  This cheesy ranch pull apart bread would taste amazing dipped in a hot bowl of soup.  Mmmmmm…….

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Free Printable BB Gun Targets + a Giveaway!

These free Printable BB Gun Targets and Giveaway are sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #ItsADaisy #CollectiveBias

Ever since my son went to Boy Scout Camp recently and was able to shoot a BB gun for the first time, he has been begging for a BB gun of his own.  I knew it would be one of those cool Christmas presents that he would always remember if I got him one.

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

He and his big sister lucked out, because they both got a Daisy BB gun a little bit early this year, which means that they will have more time to use it!

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

I went to Walmart and bought my son the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, and my daughter the Daisy PINK Carbine BB gun.

Daisy BB Guns at Walmart

I also picked up some Daisy goggles, as well as some BBs for them to shoot with.  I surprised them after school one day with them, and they couldn’t believe they were for them!

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

I love the fact that they make a pink BB gun, along with pink safety glasses, for the girls.  So cute!

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

My favorite part about my son’s BB gun is the wood stock with the Red Ryder logo stained on it.  I’m all about tried and true classics, and this BB gun is definitely a classic, having been around for decades.  Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety, which is a great resource that can be found here.  Daisy’s educational curriculum has been around since 1948.

To make shooting their BB guns even more exciting for my kids, I created some BB gun targets printable for them to shoot, and am offering them to you for FREE, too!  Just click on the following link below to download and print!

Free BB Gun Printable Targets

FREE BB Gun Printable Robot Target

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

FREE BB Gun Printable Peppermint Target

Free BB Gun Printable Targets

FREE BB Gun Printable Ornament Target

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

I filled up some 2-L plastic soda bottles with sand, and taped the printed targets onto the bottles, one per bottle.  Then we placed the targets at a safe distance, and practiced shooting.

Free Printable BB Gun Targets

The better the kids got, the further we pushed back the targets.  The kids had a ton of fun shooting at the robot, the peppermint candy, and the ornament.  I designed the printables so that there is a faint target on each one so the kids can practice their aim, and then check the print when they’re done shooting to see how well they did.

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