Magic Cookie Bars Recipe


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In all my many years of cooking and baking, I had never made Magic Cookie Bars.  Heck, until a few years ago, I didn't even know what they were called!   Whenever I wanted one, I'd have to explain it to people "It has cookie base and coconut and chocolate…and it's really sweet and tastes good?"

Anyway, in honor of National Cookie Day, I decided I was going to make Magic Bars.  All by myself!  Turns out they're pretty dang easy to make.  A little pricey, but really easy.

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Holiday Memories with Febreze

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It’s the holiday season, and memories are flooding back like crazy.  At least they are here.  “Do you remember that time that the cat knocked over the tree?”  Or “Oh!  Remember the year you bought me a sled for Christmas?  You know, the year it never snowed!?”

Febreze wants to know about your memories.  Each day, between now and December 17th, they’re asking a new question for their “Febreze Memory List.”  Today’s question happens to be “What is the most memorable childhood TOY Santa ever left under your tree?”

Head on over to the Febreze Facebook page and let them know.  My most memorable toy was the Barbie Camper Van I got when I was 6.  There’s a whole long story that goes with it, but that’s for another blog post.   

Febreze will be collecting the top ten memories from their fans.  Maybe your memory will make the list?


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Febreze. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Family Memories

I’ve been thinking a lot about my family lately.  It might be because I haven’t seen them in several years, the holiday season arriving, or just because I have fond memories.   I was thinking about my favorite Uncle Bud.  He was an imposing figure, taller than most, and he towered over my aunt.  He only finished school through the third grade, but he was generous and always was in a good mood. 

Uncle Bud owned an auto repair shop, and every time I ever saw him, he was wearing his Dickies pants and shirt.  He always seemed to be most comfortable in his work clothes; and even when he and my aunt would come over for Sunday Dinner, he would still have on a crisp clean navy blue shirt and pants, with white athletic socks, and black work shoes.  I still remember how funny his white socks looked when the rest of his clothes were so dark.

Learning About Personal Finance

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Learning about personal finance today is confusing.  There are more options than ever; credit unions, banks, savings and loans.  Even the old sock drawer and under the mattress are still being used by many for saving their money.  Almost everybody has a large bank or jar where they save change and small bills.  This may not seem like serious saving, but it’s easy to have a sizeable chunk of change in that piggy bank!
Banks are more than the place we cash our paychecks and have our checking account.  We should have a savings account, at the very least, but there are all kinds of other services that banks offer.  Want to buy a car? How about a house?  Do you need a loan to take a trip, go to school, or maybe you want to pay off all of your credit cards?  Banks can provide loans for a myriad of reasons. Banks also have many other services available.

How to Print on Fabric to Make a Christmas Sachet

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Have you been looking for a quick gift  for some friends that is totally different?  Everyone needs sachets for their drawers, closets, and chests.  These are especially great, as they’re filled with Moth B Gone, which keeps moths away from your wool items. 

These sachets are also special, because we’re going to print our own image on fabric! Yep, that’s right!  No store bought fabric for us.  Okay, that’s not totally true, but it’s close enough.

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Speidel USA Mens Pilot Watch Giveaway

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Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Blog It Forward, Taking Time For Mommy, And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, and My Mommy's World. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs!

How Was Your Day? has partnered up with a totally old school, totally awesome company called Speidel USA!  Speidel USA makes really fantastic watches in classic, yet modern styles. Plus, they're American made and have been since 1904!

One lucky winner will receive a men's Pilot watch in their choice of Black or Brown.  ARV $90!  Look for my full review shortly.

Ready to enter?  Do so in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Giveaway

dragonnaturallyspeaking Dragon Naturally Speaking Software GiveawayWelcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! We’ve organized this giveaway event in order to kickoff the holiday season with a bang. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes geared towards music and everything else.


How Was Your Day has partnered with Nuance Software to give away one copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking Software.  This is the premium edition of the speech recognition software.  Easily command your PC to do what you say! 


This is fabulous for those that have to do a lot of typing, as you can dictate your reports, papers, or even, ahem, blog posts. ARV $200.


This giveaway is for Windows Compatible software only.   Ready to try out the Dragon Naturally Speaking Software?  Enter in the rafflecopter form after the jump!



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Genesis Sodastream Giveaway

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Welcome to the Crazy Christmas Giveaway Hop hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht. During the Holidays, things can get crazy, but we are here to help you take a break and win some great prizes!! Each blog is sponsoring a giveaway of at least $25 value. So, join the crazy and Have Fun!! 

Here at HWYD, we have teamed up with Sodastream USA to bring one super lucky winner a Genesis Sodastream Starter Kit.  You will receive:

  • Genesis Home Soda Maker
  • 1 60 liter Carbonator
  • 2 Carbonating Bottles
  • 3 SodaMix bottles (your choice) – each bottle makes 12 liters of soda
  • Sodamix Variety 12 pack

All told, it's a $120 value!  Wouldn't that make a great family gift for the holidays?  Enter in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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