Terrific, Tasty & Thrifty Holiday Photo Recipe Gift Idea

Manic:  Thinking of holiday gift ideas that are festive, inexpensive, thoughtful and unique.  It is that time of year again!

Managed:  While working on a food segment with MealGarden (you have got to try this healthy online meal planning tool!), I discovered that a festive food holiday card can easily be created to accompany a food gift.  And look how good this looks.  penultimatefullsizerenderIt tastes great, too!  Get the pumpkin spice mini muffins recipe for these here.  These muffins or any of your family recipes makes a great gift idea using customized photo recipe cards.  Take a look….muffins-in-tin

Yummy homemade Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins that are a healthier version (but just as tasty) presented in a pretty jar that I bought at Target paired with a thoughtful recipe photo gift card from CVS online photo.  I ordered my own customized photo recipe cards from CVS photo online.  Again get that link here to customize and order your holiday recipe cards.

This is such a great idea and the cast and crew on my morning show loved the pumpkin spice muffins that I brought on set to show on air.  So yummy!  A thoughtful gift because receiving food is always nice and getting the recipe instructions is an added bonus.  

I chose to show the picture of the food on my recipe card, but a photo of the family or family pet, or whatever you want, is also a fun idea.  And when your friends and family dive into these, they will enjoy every bite and thank thoughtful you!  in-jar

So try these pumpkin spice mini muffins or your favorite recipe.  Paired with the CVS photo recipe gift card, this makes the perfect and delicious gift idea.  Happy Holiday ideas.  Tis’ the season already!



A big thank you to CVS photo for the sample cards to test on managedmoms.com.  Love them!  My opinion about how much I love the recipe cards are 100% my very own. 

Freebie Friday Winner!









So who is today’s winner??  So what did our winner win?  Keep on reading!!  And remember if you are a subscriber, then you are automatically entered in our weekly drawing for great prizes that include beauty items, cookware,  jewelry and more!  Lots of cool stuff!

Now, let’s announce this week’s lucky winner….

This week’s Freebie Friday winner is:

Julie Harris from San Diego, California!!!

Julie won several awesome products that I just showed in my Mother’s Day gift segment on 3TV!  She gets some beauty products from Truly’s Natural Organic products that include Truly’s Everyday Soother Organic Bar Soap and Lemonade Certified Organic Lip Balm!  lip balm
And she won a $20 gift card to CVS!!!  CVS gift cardCVS can help Julie with her last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas, especially in the CVS photo section.  Of course, the CVS gift card can be used for so many other items like beauty products, grocery needs and much more!

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A big thank you to CVS and to Truly Natural Organic for providing today’s Freebie Friday prizes!  


Dad’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day is this Sunday so if you need some gift ideas, check out my recent morning show segment on KTVK’s “Your Life A to Z” show.  This aired last week so there are some excellent last minute ideas, but also a few that it may be too late to order, but most of these will work now and are affordable and unique, so take a look!