Friday, April 18, 2014

Dollar Tree Summer Fun

I’m very happy to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their new Summer Fun products with you!

I love shopping at Dollar Tree.  It's a great place to get household supplies, craft materials, and party essentials all on a budget.  Dollar Tree has a new line of products just for summer.  Dollar Tree Summer Fun is a new collection of colorful flip-flops, summer tableware, party supplies, toys, and more created to launch you into a fun-filled summer.

The summer fun event begins April 21 at 8:00 a.m.* in Dollar Tree stores and at with a Flip-Flop frenzy.  Flip-flops will be available in solid colors and colorful patterns which will vary by store.  Flip-flops will also be available in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes.  *excludes mall stores

You'll want to stock up on summer flip-flops for the whole family, but be sure to get a few extras for crafting.  Make a craft with your flip-flops and enter the Summer Fun Flip-Flop Craft Contest!  The Summer Fun Flip-Flop Frenzy Craft Contest, which is going on now!  Just submit a photo of your original flip-flop craft at and be entered to win a $500 Dollar Tree gift card!

These products are only available while supplies last.  Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so hurry in!  Also check out colorful Summer Fun housewares, party supplies, and toys.  All Summer Fun products cost $1 each, and select items may vary by store. 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday Link Party #63

Welcome to The Pin Junkie!  
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day!
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!

Here's what I've been up to this week:
pita bread pizza starbucks passion tea lemonade healthy chocolate peanut butter cookies

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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

best snickerdoodle cookies
The Best Snickerdoodles Ever

peeps houses
Peeps Houses
by Joy at Yesterfood

No bake lemon cheesecake bars
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars
by Paula Call Me PMC

white chocolate party mix
White Chocoalte Party Mix

peanut butter easter eggs
Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

If you were featured this week, please grab a button and show it off!

The Pin Junkie

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Now it's your turn to share what you've been working on.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to link up your projects, crafts, and recipes! 
The rules for this link party are easy!
Here's what you need to know:

1.  Link back in some way.  You can get my blog button in the sidebar.
2.  Link up something YOU made - it can be a craft, recipe, or project as long as YOU did it. (No giveaways, contests, or link parties please).
3.  Follow The Pin Junkie on Pinterest, GFC, or Facebook.
4.  Link directly to a specific post - not your main blog (Keep it family friendly, please)
5.  Show some love by checking out some of the other links and HAVE FUN!

By linking up to The Pin Junkie, you are giving permission to share your post and images on my social media networks and feature them on The Pin Junkie.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies 

I can't even begin to tell you how good these chocolate peanut butter cookies are!  I had to make two batches because we ate the first batch before I could take pictures.  The second batch didn't last long either.  It's hard to believe these cookies are healthy!  They don't have any flour, sugar, butter, or eggs!   They still taste good and you don't feel like you're missing anything and you don't feel like you're eating health food.  Even Mr. Pin Junkie and Pin Junkie Jr. who are not big health food fans liked them.  

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are on my short list of favorite desserts.  I get a craving for them at least once a week.  These cookies take care of that craving.  They combine all the best of chocolate chip cookies with the flavors of peanut butter and chocolate, which is one of my other favorites!  I left out the coconut which is one of the very few foods I don't like.  After you bake them, don't store them in an airtight container.  They will get soft and taste more like banana bread and less like cookies.
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Don't they look good?  I seriously could not get enough of these and enjoyed them even more because they were healthy!  You definitely want to get the recipe here.

Healthy chocolate peanut butter cookies

Healthy Chocolate Cookies

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Starbuck's Passion Tea Lemonade

Starbuck's Passion Tea Lemonade
Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade 

I've seen a lot of pins for this Starbuck's passion tea lemonade on Pinterest.  It must be really popular because I had to go to three different stores to find the Tazo passion tea.  The first two stores were completely sold out!

I also had to got to Starbucks to actually taste a passion tea lemonade because, believe it or not, I've never had one.  This recipe tastes exactly like the Starbuck's passion tea lemonade.  My family thought it was too tart, but I liked it.

The box of twenty tea bags was five dollars which I thought was a bit much, but that's because I'm cheap.  The recipe said to use two tea bags for one cup of water, then mix the tea with the lemonade.  I followed the directions the first time I made the tea.  Later, I made a second batch, and decided to try it with only one tea bag.  It worked just fine, I just had to add more tea to the lemonade.  I also made my own lemonade because it's cheaper than buying the store bought stuff.

1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
2 quarts water

8 ounces (1 cup) water
2 bags of Tazo passion tea  

Passion Tea
1 part tea
2 parts lemonade
(*if using one tea bag, mix 1 part tea and 1 part lemonade)

1.  Steep two bags of tea in one cup of water for 15 minutes.
2.  Mix sugar and lemon juice.  Stir to dissolve sugar.  Add water and mix well.
3.  Add 1/2 cup tea to 1 cup lemonade.  Add ice and enjoy!

Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Pita Bread Pizza

Pita Bread Pizza
Pita Bread Pizza

We love pizza at our house, but we can never agree on toppings.  I like lots of veggies while everyone else likes pepperoni, ham and sausage.  Individual pizzas made with pita bread lets you make a personal sized pizza with exactly what you want on it!  This pin for pita bread pesto pizzas inspired me to make pizza using pita bread.  Although those pesto pizzas looked really good, I didn't have pesto and some of the other ingredients.  I decided to give it a try anyway and I used what I had in the fridge for toppings.  I wasn't expecting it to be good since I really wasn't sure how well pita bread would work as a pizza crust.  It turns out that the pita bread makes a surprisingly good crust!  This is a basic recipe for pepperoni pizza but you can add your favorite ingredients like olives, mushrooms, peppers, etc.  These pita pizzas make a great snack or even a quick and easy dinner and I bet kids would love making their own!

1 pita bread
1 to 2 Tablespoons of your favorite pasta sauce
about 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
6 - 7 pieces of pepperoni

Start with a pita bread.
Pita Bread Pizza

Add a tablespoon or two of your favorite pasta sauce.
Pita Bread Pizza

Sprinkle on some shredded mozzarella cheese.
Pita Bread Pizza

Add some pepperoni.
Pita Bread Pizza

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 - 15 minutes
 or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Pita Bread Pizza

Not that it's hard to remember, but here's the cheat sheet!

Pita Bread Pizza