About Heather Brickell

Heather resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband Keith of 20 years and their 2 boys Drew 14 and Brady 8. She loves to share savings advice, budget-friendly deals, recipes and more!

Target: BOGO Swimwear and Sandals for the Entire Family!

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Do you need to stock up on summer essentials for the family? This week Target is offering BOGO Swimwear and Sandals for the entire family! There is something for everyone, and at these prices be sure to stock up!

GO HERE to start shopping.

Easy Canvas Prints: 16 x 20 Canvas Print only $17.99 Shipped! (reg. $156)

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We absolutely love canvas prints in our house, and I even have an entire family wall of canvas prints dedicated to some of our favorite memories! Right now, Easy Canvas Prints is offering a 16 x 20 canvas print for only $17.99 + Free Shipping! They have deals on the other sizes as well, but this is one of the most popular options. Canvas prints are such a great way to enhance your photos into memories that will last a lifetime!

GO HERE to check it out!

Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo Rollups

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Are you looking for a new dish to spice up your weeknight dinner routine? These Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo Rollups are sure to be a new family fave! My family thoroughly enjoyed them and told me that they could not wait until I make them again. Even though this particular dish is Gluten Free, you can sub out the gluten free lasagna noodles for regular if you prefer. Serve with your favorite salad and bread and you have one delicious dinner!

Gluten Free Chicken Rollups

Ingredients:

10 Gluten Free lasagna noodles (I prefer this brand)

3 cups of cooked, shredded chicken. A rotisserie chicken works great for this!

15 oz. tub of Ricotta cheese

1 jar of your favorite Alfredo Sauce

Salt/pepper to taste

1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning or Oregano

2 cups shredded Mozarella Cheese

1 cup fresh, shaved parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the Gluten Free pasta in boiling water just until al dente. Do not overcook. You want the noodles to be cooked firm enough to handle. They will finish the cooking process in the oven.

When the noodles have finished cooking, lay them on a flat surface such as a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, ricotta cheese and spices.

In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour some of the alfredo sauce for the noodles to sit on top of. This will help to keep the bottom of the noodles moist.

Begin the rollup process by adding several tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto the lasagna noodle. Make sure to leave enough room so that you can roll up the noodle.

Continue this process until all 10 noodles are filled with the chicken ricotta mixture and rolled up in the baking dish.

Add the remaining alfredo sauce on the top of the noodles.

Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

I like to sprinkle extra Italian Seasoning on top of the dish.

Cove the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 2o minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes until everything is bubbly.

Serve and enjoy!

Have Fun at Home with DIY Dunkin’ Donut Kits!

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The past several months have been challenging for many of us. From schooling our children at home and cooking endless meals, to keeping the kiddos entertained for hours on end, and so much more, the reality of it all has set in. We could all use some extra joy in our lives right now, and Dunkin’ is here to bring some happiness to your family!

Dunkin’ recently introduced DIY Donut Kits in several markets across the United States. These DIY Dunkin’ Donut Kits are complete with donut rings, different types of frosting and a variety of sprinkles, giving kids the opportunity to decorate their own donut creations right at home! 

I recently had the opportunity to brighten the day of several families here in the Tampa Bay area with these DIY Donut Kits. As you can see from the smiles on the kid’s faces, the DIY Donut Kits were a huge success! It gives me such great joy to bring just a little bit of happiness and smiles to people’s faces during these difficult times. I want to give a huge thank you to manager Garnett and her team at the Dunkin’ at Countryway in Tampa for providing me with these kits to share. I had so much fun spreading the Dunkin’ love!

If you want to bring some happiness to your family, or perhaps you would like to brighten someone’s day, be sure to check your local Dunkin’ to see if these kits are available. You can GO HERE for more details. These kits are a great way to gather the family around the table and spend some time together!

Be sure to follow Dunkin’ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the latest Dunkin’ news and promotional offers!

Florida Prepaid College Plans Open Enrollment Extension & Payment Deferral

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Life has changed a lot this past month. From homeschooling my boys to the endless amounts of laundry and cooking, and everything in between, I often feel overwhelmed. Am I doing a good job? Are my boys learning? Are we making the most of this time at home? It is during these moments of defeat, that I stop and realize that all of this is temporary. Happier days are ahead, but for now, I am living in the moment and treasuring these times that we have at home. Instead of complaining, I am choosing happiness! I am choosing to enjoy the extra baking and cooking, the daily bike rides and walks, and yes, even the extra piles of laundry.

Before I know it, my precious boys are going to be leaving and heading off to pursue their own dreams and goals. I want them to look back on these times and to treasure the moments that we have had together as a family. I know that the challenges and circumstances we are currently facing will prepare them for what is to come. They will be strong, courageous young men and for that I am thankful.

As I sit at the table and watch my boys do their schoolwork, I often ponder on all that I have to be thankful for. Honestly, I am overwhelmed with the blessings in my life and never want to take those for granted. I am also thankful for the peace of mind that I have in knowing that Florida Prepaid College Plans is here for us.

Florida Prepaid College Plans knows what families are going through and they are committed to their mission of making college savings attainable and affordable for Florida families while providing flexibility and financial relief during this time. In fact, earlier this year Florida Prepaid announced a huge rollback in Florida Prepaid Plans pricing! Pricing is the lowest that it has been in 5 years! Now, more than ever, it is a great time to start thinking about your children’s future education.

Florida Prepaid College Plans Deferral

I have some other good news! To help in this time of uncertainty, Florida Prepaid College Plans is deferring Prepaid Plan payment due dates until July 2020 to provide flexibility to families as they navigate the challenges related to COVID-19. The Board is also deferring all payments for April, May and June for current customers. All payments will resume July 2020, and payment schedules will be extended by three months. Families can continue to make payments as previously scheduled if they choose to do so. For 24/7 account access, please login to your account at myfloridaprepaid.com. Routine account functions can be completed online, including making one-time payments, adjusting recurring payments and adding new Plans. If you prefer, you can call the wonderful customer service team at 1-800-552-4723 and they will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns that you may have about your plan(s).

Florida Prepaid College Plans Open Enrollment Has Been Extended

As I mentioned previously, today is the perfect time to start thinking about your children’s future education. In addition to Prepaid College Plans payment deferral, Open Enrollment has been extended through May 31, and they are waiving the $50 application fee with promo code SWEET1920! This is exciting news!

What does extended Open Enrollment mean for you? With plan pricing the lowest that it has been in five years, you can open up a Florida Prepaid College Plan for as low as $44 a month! At pricing this low, and the waived application fee, there is nothing to lose. I love the hope that Florida Prepaid continues to provide to families so that we can know our children’s college education is safe, secure and guaranteed by the state of Florida.

As a parent, I invest in my boy’s lives on a daily basis. Investing in their future education on a long-term basis is something that I want to plan for now. Even though times may be uncertain, I cannot put a price tag on my boy’s education. Now is the time to invest. You too can invest in your children’s future plans and dreams with a Florida Prepaid College Plan. Lock in future college costs today and sign up using promo code SWEET1920 for your application fee to be waived. Join the over 1 million Florida families who have said yes to Florida Prepaid and have invested in their children’s future education.

Take a deep breath, friends. We will get through these days of uncertainty TOGETHER! In the meantime, will you join me in being joyful about the little things?

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Three Ingredient Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

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I don’t know about you, but the name of the game for dinner lately is definitely Easy. I had some chicken tenders in the freezer and thought to myself how it would be good to mix honey mustard and pretzels as a topping for the chicken. Boy, was I on to something. My boys could not stop talking about these Three Ingredient Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders! Give it a try. I think that you will love this delicious and super easy dish as much as we did. How can you go wrong with a three ingredient dish?

Three Ingredient Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

Ingredients: 

2 lb. Chicken Tenders

1 bag of your favorite pretzels crushed (I used GF pretzels to make this a GF dish) I would suggest that you keep some of the pieces larger for a crunchy texture on the chicken

1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the crushed pretzels onto a plate.

Squeeze about 3/4 of the bottle of Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce onto a plate. You can save the rest of the sauce in the bottle to dunk your tenders in when you serve them.

Dip each tender in the Honey Mustard then into the crushed pretzels to coat.

Place on a baking pan that has been covered with aluminum foil. This just allows for no sticking and easy cleanup.

Bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the pretzel topping is golden brown.

Serve with your favorite veggie and enjoy!

Pamper-In-Place with Number 4 Hair Care + Giveaway!

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UPDATE: The winner is Dina!

I don’t know about you, but during these times of uncertainty, I am finding that self-care is more important than ever. Since most spas and salons are closed right now, I wanted to share some ideas from Number 4 High Performance Hair Care on how you can pamper-in-place:

  • Try some new makeup looks and skin care treatments at home, but resist the temptation to cut your own hair. If split ends are driving you crazy, try Super Comb Prep & Protect Leave-in Conditioner. This will help strengthen the hair and seal up split ends until the salons re-open.
  • Relax and restore your tresses: At Number 4 our favorite pampering tip is to apply our Reconstructing Masque to damp hair and then wrap hair in a hot towel. Sit back and relax for 15-20 min and then rinse.
  • Take a relaxing spa-style bath in your own home, complete with candles, lighting, and  soft music. Seal in moisture by applying Hydrating Body Lotion after your bath. 
  • All of the extra cooking,  dishes and disinfecting has likely taken a toll on your hands. Give yourself an at-home hand treatment by applying a generous amount of our Lumiere d’hiver Body Lotion to hands and put a sock (or a disposable glove if you can spare!) over each hand to seal in moisture. Leave the socks or gloves on while you Netflix and chill. Even just 10-20 minutes will help re-hydrate hands. 
  • Decompress from all the stress, uncertainty and unexpected homeschooling with an at-home massage. Take turns with your spouse or roommate giving each other a back or neck massage. Mix Fleurs de Temps Body Lotion with Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil for an amazing massage lotion.
  • Got bored kids at home? Enlist their help and let them get a taste of a cosmetology career by helping to groom Dad’s beard. A dollop of Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil is all Dad needs to spruce up his beard before his next Zoom Conference Call. 
  • Practice and perfect a new hair style. Take advantage of the slower pace of life and try out those new hairstyles you’ve been eye-balling.

The wonderful folks at Number 4 High Performance Hair Care recently sent me some products to try. They know that social distancing and salon closures have us singing the quarantine beauty blues and they want us to still enjoy self-care during this time. I have to say, the products were such a treat! I especially love the Reconstructing Hair Masque as my hair has become quite dry. This Mask has my hair feeling soft and full of life! I also loved The Hydrating Body Lotion as it is so luminous and makes my skin feel soft for hours! 

I am excited to let you know that Number 4 Hair Care is going to give away one of their Pamper-In-Place Packages (RV $60) to you!

This kit includes everything that you will need to pamper in place:

*Hydrating Body Lotion (1.5 oz),
*Super Comb Prep and Protect (1.45 oz),
*Reconstructing Hair Masque (1.5 oz) and
*a full size bottle of Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil, (2.0 oz)

In the meantime, if you want to treat yourself, the Pamper-In-Place Kit and other products are on sale right now at an amazing discount. GO HERE to check out all of the products currently on sale.

Now on to the giveaway!

To enter, leave a comment on this post letting me know which product in the Pamper-In-Place Kit that you are most excited to try.

This giveaway is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 years and older through April 30, 2020.

Good luck, everyone!

Be sure to follow Number 4 High Performance Hair Care for all the latest updates, offers and tips!

Follow them on Twitter, Instagram an Facebook.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Since Brady was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last year, I have been making an effort to find ways to revamp his favorite dishes so that he can enjoy them. One of the things that you cannot find in the store (I have yet to find them) is Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls. I decided to give them a whirl here are home, and they turned out delicious! I hope that you will enjoy them as much as we did!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls (recipe adapted from Momables)

Dough: 

  • 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (this is my favorite brand)
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter (the original recipe calls for 4, but I needed 6 to get the dough to where it needed to be. Just keep adding melted butter if the dough is not sticking together)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (if your gluten-free flour already has this you can omit)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Filling: 

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Icing: 

2 cups confectioner’s powdered sugar

1 stick softened butter

1 8oz. package of softened cream cheese

1 tsp. vanilla

Delicious Cinnamon Rolls in a Muffin Tray

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Coat a 12-count muffin tin or a 9-inch-round baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, begin making your dough by adding the greek yogurt and 4 tablespoons of melted butter.

Add in the gluten free flour, xantham gum (if needed), sugar, baking powder and baking soda.

Mix together until soft dough forms. The mixture will be crumbly.

Take your dough and place on a floured surface. Knead with your hands until smooth. If you need more melted butter so your dough is not crumbly, add it now.

Form the dough into about a 12×9-inch rectangle, then brush it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. 

In a separate bowl, make filling mixture by combining brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Spread mixture evenly onto the dough leaving a 1/2-inch border. Push the filling firmly into the dough.

Cinnamon Roll Dough

Starting with the long side, begin to slowly roll the dough into a tight log. If you feel it is too sticky, you may need to flour your fingers lightly. 

Pinch seams to seal the log, then cut into 12 rolls.

Place into a greased 12-count muffin tin or baking dish.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Do not overbake as they will be hard. I suggest checking on them around the 15 minute mark.

While the rolls are baking, mix together the confectioner’s powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Mix until you have a frosting consistency. You may need to add a splash of half and half or milk if mixture seems to thick.

After rolls have cooled, frost them with the icing, serve and enjoy!

These are SO delicious! My entire family love them!

Finished Cinnamon Rolls

 

The Perfect Summer Dress from Walmart for $13.88!

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Gorgeous Blue Dress

Ladies, I have found the perfect Spring and Summer dress from Walmart! This adorable Time and Tru tiered knit dress is only $13.88 and comes in 7 color options. It is available in sizes XS-XXL. It is a knit material so it literally feels like you are wearing pajamas! I love that this dress can be dressed up or down depending on how you want to wear it that day. I am wearing it with my leopard sandals that I found on Amazon last week and it looks so cute!

I personally love the Time and Tru line at Walmart, and if you haven’t yet tried a piece, this is a great way to give it a try! I will tell you that this particular dress runs big. I am in the Small for reference. I also ordered the Magenta but it hasn’t arrived yet. Let me know if you order and send me a pic!

Different Colors of the Dress

Quarantine Snacks Round Up!

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Are the kiddos eating you out of house and home yet? Are they always asking for a snack? I put together a round-up of some great deals that I found over on Amazon. These items will shipped right to your front door so you don’t even have to leave your house! Prices and stock are current at the time of this post. Most of these items are even cheaper if you choose Subscribe and Save!

  1. Pringles Flavored Variety Pack Potato Crisps – Original, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion,12.9 oz (18 Count) $6.48 prime shipped! (even less with S&S) 
  2. Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Variety Pack, Individual 1.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 24 Count $13.98 prime shipped! (even less wit S&S) 
  3. Grandma’s Cookies Variety Pack of 30 $14.98 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  4. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sweet & Savory Variety Pack Crackers, 19.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 20 Count $7.99 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  5. Annie’s Variety Snack Pack, Cheddar Bunnies, Friends Bunny Grahams and Cheddar Squares, Baked Snack Crackers, 12 (11 oz.) Pouches $5.99 prime shipped!
  6. Nabisco Savory Cracker Variety Pack, 20 count pack $6.98 prime shipped!
  7. Black Forest Organic Fruit Snacks, Berry Medley, 0.8 Ounce, Pack of 24 $7.97 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  8. Keebler, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 31.2 Oz (30 Count) $9.86 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)
  9. Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies – with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo – 30 Snack Pack $6.32 prime shipped! (even less with S&S)