Category - Food & Beverage

Birthday Bash – Sweet Tweets: Whoo’s One

Intricate designs, and playful themes, adorn the sugary creations by the one and only; Sweet Tweets. Self-described as, “Distinct, Unique, and Deee-lish,” and every word is true about their amazing treats. Sweet Tweets makes both cookies and cakes, and is located in Texas. While shipping a cake may sound like a good idea, opening up the box would be a different story. Lucky for us, Sweet Tweets ships their cookies, {insert excitement here}, so that everyone is able to enjoy their beautiful-goodness.

When I saw their designs I was in awe that someone could create such amazing detail on a cookie. I’ve seen the printables where bakers use photos and slam them on desserts but this goes above and waaaaay beyond! Each Sweet Tweets creation is hand-made, that means their each unique.

We asked Sweet Tweets to recreate our, “Look Whoo’s One,” theme onto a cookie, and here’s what they came up with:

Sweet Tweets Owl

Our owl from the theme, pink, brown, and white number “1”s and Neapolitan “C”s were the inspiration for the cookies and they turned out beautifully. Everyone at the party was so impressed by the look of these treats, and I was completely amazed at the fine details. They not only made a great addition to our dessert table, but they also served as decorations during the party and individually wrapped favors for our guests to take home.

Here are a few more shots of our Sweet Tweets:

Sweet Tweets CookiesSweet Tweets Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{As you can see I put them in a cute tray and accented it with ribbon and gumballs to create color in between the spaces.}

Now when you think of cookies in general and looking at these desserts you may be saying to yourself, “Yes, they look great, but how to they taste?” I wish I could tell you in one word, but I can’t so I’ll say buttery, fresh, and delicious. Three words, not bad. The guests were also making comments on how they had tried similar cookies with designs but were used to them being dry and tasteless.

So Sweet Tweets gets an A+ on design and a big YUM for taste, a great combination in my book.

Sweet Tweets shop is currently closed for orders, but will resume their beautiful work on May 23rd. If you’d like to check out their website you can find them at: http://sweettweetsonline.com/ be sure to tell them MommyB Knows Best sent you!

What desserts have you used for parties that you absolutely love?

I received samples of Sweet Tweet cookies in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

Juice in the City: Johnny’s Red Bowl

Johnny's Red BowlIf you’re like me you’ve seen the signs all over Charlotte for Johnny’s Red Bowl or more prominently displayed as “Red Bowl,” and wondered what the restaurant was all about. Well if you’ve been interested in trying it out but not quite sure here’s a great opportunity to get some discounted Red Bowl.

Juice in the City is running a one-day-only, $5 for $10 discount at a Johnny’s Red Bowl near you. Check out their website for their menu, great for kids and adults alike. For easy access to this great deal head over to Juice in the City’s site, be sure to read the “fine” print, and tell me what you think after you visit!

 

Juice in the City Logo

Also be sure to check out this sweet Mother’s Day Extravaganza in honor of Juice in the City’s first anniversary. You could win a $250 gift certificate to local spas/restaurants of your choice just by signing up and telling your friends about Juice in the City! Sign up now and click the Mother’s Day Extravaganza button to enter!

As a Juice in the City Ambassador I received compensation for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary, but if I didn’t think it was great, I wouldn’t write about it.

Juice in the City: Deal and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Juice in the City LogoHaven’t heard of Juice in the City? Well that’s a shame! I just recently made some great connections with Juice in the City and can tell you it’s worlds different than the other discount/coupon sites out there. Juice in the City Charlotte launches today! And being a Charlotte resident I couldn’t be happier.

Now I don’t know about you, but I LOVE giving back when it comes to community. Juice in the City not only works with local businesses to give companies more exposure, but they’re also using Local Business Consultants aka moms like you and me, who’ve tried out products and services and can attest for the quality. So when I buy coupons from Juice in the City I know I’m getting a great deal for good products and services.

Today’s featured “Juicy Deal” for my local area, Charlotte, is half off at Big Daddy’s Burger Bar so you purchase $20 worth of yummy food for just $10! Most of their burgers are under $10 so you can get a meal for you and a burger buddy! Also, be sure to read the box on the left hand side, this section will let you know when the deal expires, and how to use your discount in the best way.

Ready to get your deal?? Here’s the scoop: Just like most deal sites, you MUST sign up for a complimentary, “no-strings-attached” Juice in the City account. Each day features a different deal, so make sure you get yours while it lasts.

If you’re one of my great readers in another area of the United States, {sorry to my International readers, JITC isn’t worldwide…yet!} check out your great city’s deals, and look for new JITC websites popping up soon!!

What cities would you like to see Juice in the City feature?

In honor of their “opening day” in Charlotte Juice in the City is giving one of you, my fabulous readers a chance to win a $25 gift certificate towards their great deals.

How to Win

 

 

Using the comment box directly below this post, submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the entry you are submitting one comment per entry. *Please note the Mandatory Entry MUST be submitted you can qualify for additional entries.

Mandatory Entry

 

 

Create an account with Juice in the City here: Sign me up! (remember to complete this entry first and comment letting me know you did for all additional entries to count.)

Additional Entries

 

 

  1. Follow Juice in the City on Facebook
  2. Follow Juice in the City on Twitter
  3. Purchase today’s “Juicy Deal” and let me know you did

Rules

Giveaway ends tomorrow, April  12th @12:01 am. The winners will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.

I received compensation for this post in the form of money and Juice in the City.com credit. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary, but if I didn’t think it, I wouldn’t write it.

 

Chocoley Chocolates

Chocoley Logo Just in time for me to start losing this baby weight comes Chocoley Chocolates. All kidding aside Chocoley is amazing.

For candy making this is the best tasting stuff out there, trust me, Little Miss A agrees, and I’d know because I’m a HUGE choco-holic. In fact, Miss A and I had some fun using the Kids Chocolate Candy Dipping Kit recently to create our own concoctions. Take a look: Read More

The Ugly Truth about Pine Nuts

Pine Nuts

Pine NutsPine nuts? I know, you’re thinking, “you’re off your rocker lady,” or “what did pine nuts ever do to you??” And I will tell you precisely what these tic-tac sized nuts did to ruin me for days.

{cue mist and dreamy music} It all started on a normal day, hanging around the house. I had noticed a funny taste in my mouth after I had eaten a snack. I could swear it was medicinal in flavor but hadn’t had any medicine in my system for a while. I figured it may be the awesome new Trident Vitality gum that I had bought recently. So, I just went on with my day, but every time I ate something the aftertaste was always the medicine taste. Read More

Feed the Moement Giveaway {CLOSED}

Moes LogoFunny enough to say I have never stepped foot into a Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurant, however I have eaten Moe’s food. Hubby and I often find ourselves eating late at night after the girls go to bed because our night schedule gets pretty hectic between dinner, bath, and bed, it is what it is.

Hubby is a HUGE fan of the, “Joey Bag of Donuts” and recently started liking their quesadillas too, while I’m more of a rice bowl gal myself, but their menu lends to several different dishes because you can customize with several fresh, free ingredients. Some of my favorites are of course sour cream, pico de gallo, and I am a hardcore cilantro fan!!

One of the great things I recently learned about Moe’s is that they serve some pretty healthy, wholesome foods too. They have a gluten-free section in their menu, low-cal options, and have a vegetarian menu as well! They even take the care to be sure not to prepare the veggies in the same area as the meat, which I’m sure every vegetarian appreciates, especially on Meatless Mondays. Read More

MommyB is for Bountiful Harvest

Today was our first Farmer’s Market visit and as I sit here eating McDonald’s, yes you heard right, not food from Old MacDonald’s farm, the kind of McDonald’s that has the fries that never decompose, I wonder where it all went wrong. I guess perhaps it all started this morning…I wasn’t feeling great and Daddy B let me sleep in with Baby C, we ended up getting up around 10:30, this is crazy late for me.

Now in a perfect world I’d get up at 10:30 and the whole family would be ready to head out the door by 11:00 right? Not with us, not only did I need to get myself around, I needed to feed Baby C, get her dressed, dress Little Miss A, and then, dum…dum…dum…Mis A’s hair….this is an entity in itself. Often times I find myself wondering why I prayed for daughters with curly hair, and I love the look when it’s all pretty and done up, but it sure does take some energy, time, and product! After all of us getting ready plus 30 minutes for two puffy piggies, we were finally out the door…at lunchtime?!?! Read More

Save-a-Lot Grand Opening

Save-A-Lot Grand OpeningIn the land of Save-A-Lot everyone saves a lot. If you’re not familiar with Save-A-Lot grocery stores these are the times when you will want to acquaint yourself with the nearest one using their Store Locator. My small hometown got a Save-A-Lot a few years back and my mom loves shopping there.

On March 4th, 2010 I was invited to the Grand Opening of Save-A-Lot located on Freedom Drive right here in Charlotte. What a great honor as a blogging mommy! This was my first event as a blogger, although I’ve interviewed many people for publications and radio it was a great treat to see everything Save-A-Lot had in store for the community. Read More

Holey Donuts Giveaway {CLOSED}

Holey Donuts Logo GiveawayUnfortunately, I have not had the chance to sample the delicious sounding treats from Holey Donuts.  However when I was on the Weight Watchers weight loss plan I did hear great raves and reviews about Holey Donuts.

I know the words low-fat and donut don’t normally go together, but Holey Donuts has a large variety of mouth-watering flavors with as little as 3 grams of fat and 150 calories per donut. Isn’t that amazing?? Holey Donuts offer assortments or you can select boxes of your favorite flavor.

Holey Donuts Giveaway

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Be Nice Review

Be Nice ReviewI find it so hard to get my 64 ounces of water especially now that the cold weather is here. I’m just not interested in H2O even though I know it’s good for me and this little baby that’s growing inside me. Well, I found a product that makes getting my daily requirement of water much easier. Be Nice Prenatal packets are not only a more flavorful way to enjoy your water, but they also include essential vitamins and DHA. You can drink Be Nice before, during, and after your pregnancy to get the benefits of this all natural product. Read More