Some time ago, on one of my many trips to the thrift store, I happened to find this amazingly cute set of bowls for about $5.00. It’s rare to find such a set of anything at the thrift store! So you know I had to scoop them up! We’ve just been using them as cereal bowls, but now that the holidays are near, and this is the time when friends and family come over to visit and hang out, they’re perfect for using for decorative snack dishes!
So last night I headed to Walmart to pick up a huge pack of M&Ms because it’s a time of year when we’re most likely to have friends and family stopping by, and I always like to have some easy-to-grap snackables on hand. And while there, I wanted to do a little Christmas shopping, so I bought the Forza 5 XBox One game. It just came out, for the new XBox One system. I’ll I’ll probably be giving it to my nephew as a gift (I hope he isn’t reading this–shhhhhh!). I usually like to make gifts, but a hand-made gift from his “Aunt Re” probably isn’t on the top of his “wish list.” LOL. In that situation, video games like Forza 5, make the perfect gift.
I’m a little bummed that my family doesn’t own an XBox One gaming system (although we do have the XBox Kinect). Seriously, have you seen the graphics on the Forza 5?! I’m talking totally realistic. The kids and I were checking out YouTube video demos of Forza 5, and although they generally prefer fighting games, my 7-year old said, “Wow, this looks cool! Okay, I think I’m going to reconsider driving games.” HA!
I’m hoping to win one in the#FueledByMM Gaming is Better With M instagram contest, which is open to all bloggers December 4 – 18. All you have to do is create pixal art using M&Ms, and you can win an XBox One, along with a copy of the Forza 5, and a huge bag of M&Ms. How sweet would that be to win?!
Although not as creative as some of the entries so far, I do love my little my demon “M.” I thought it was pretty cute. I soooo want to win!!!
So anyhow, the minute I brought home the M&Ms, the kids were all over ’em! I kept telling them to stop munching them so I can at least get them out of the bag and into the pretty dishes! LOL
And hubby, of course, came seeking out the M&Ms, too…..I literally caught him RED HANDED as I was snapping. LOL
I like to leave little dishes of M&Ms around the house, so you can just grab a few whenever you get the craving (which, for me, is a LOT!).
My sons love video games, so I’ll be leaving a few of these decorative bowls out filled with snackables for when they’re playing their XBox and for when guests come over.
If you have any cute bowls like this, whether from the thrift store, or you own cabinet, fill them with treats and instantly make your family and friends happy! (Although I can’t say the same thing for your thighs….. LOL)
Get a $10 Walmart Giftcard
Walmart is doing a promotion right now. If you buy the Forza 5, along with the M&Ms, they’ll give you a $10 gift card. Sweet! Check this rules for which M&Ms are eligible, because not all of them are. It’s part of their Buy, Snap, Redeem promotion. See the complete rules for more details.
Here’s how it works:
What kind of fun snackables do you like around the holidays, and do you have any pretty, thrifty ways to display them? Leave a comment below to share!