Living Locurto Retreat Recap (Giveaway)

Enjoy a recap of the Living Locurto Retreat! Get a behind the scenes look at what we do here at Living Locurto. Meet the talented new team who will be helping Amy create amazing recipes, party ideas and crafts for you soon!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. LivingLocurto.com

Living Locurto Retreat Recap

I’m excited to share this recap of the Living Locurto Team Retreat. I hope you will enjoy seeing some behind the scenes of Living Locurto! I’ve also got a fun giveaway for you today. Be sure to scroll down to enter!!

For 10 years, I have done most of the content here at Living Locurto all on my own with some contributors adding content occasionally. I’m happy to make a change and now have a small team of fabulous women. We had a great time away at a lake near Dallas, Texas connecting, learning, fostering our creativity and planning.

Meet Pam, Naomi, Natalie and Annaliese. I’m so thrilled to have them on the Living Locurto team!!! You can learn more about each of them here.  I’ll be sharing a lot of what we created for you over the next few months. You’re going to love it!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers with Amy Locurto founder of LivingLocurto.com

It’s been raining so much in Texas, I thought we would get rained out. But we had wonderful weather! I knew it would be fun when we were welcomed by a full rainbow!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. Texas Lake Rainbow

I love planning retreats and the best way to start off a girls’ trip is with gifts!  The first thing that arrived for me to take on our trip was some beautiful flower arrangements from AboutFlowers.com .

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. Fresh Flowers Roses

Did you know a new study done by the University of North Florida says that living with flowers significantly reduces daily stress? We filled our vacation retreat home with flowers and definitely let the stress float away!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. Fresh Flowers

Thanks to Gracious Bridal Design House, I had these fabulous personalized tote bags to fill with goodies for the team.

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. Personalized Tote Bags

Each team member got a bag filled with goodies from Sur La Table, Red Duck FoodsGoverre and Original Jel Shots. Thanks to these companies for partnering with me.

Read to the end to enter to win some of these fun goodies!!!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. Goodie Bags Sponsors

First, we checked out our lake house. Can you believe this HUGE shower?? HA! We had to get in for a photo.

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers.

Second, we said cheers to a great weekend with our new Goverre portable wine glasses. These are  unique glasses that have a drink-through lid, be sure to check them out here. I plan to stock up for gifts!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Meet the team of creative bloggers. Wine Glasses

Third, we pulled out goodies from our gift bags and got to tasting these fun adult treats from Original Jel Shots! They come in unique flavors such as banana and cinnamon. You can see all the flavors here. We decided the Blu-Razz (raspberry) was our favorite.

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Original Jel Shots

Another fun gift were sauces from Red Duck Foods, a small Portland based women-owned, company committed to making superior organic sauces. They’ve recently launched a new taco sauce with three fun flavors! I love supporting women-owned companies and really love these flavorful sauces. Be sure to look for them in your local market or order online here.

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Red Duck Foods

To practice our photography skills, I baked a Better Than Sex Cake with our new bundt pan from Sur La Table. You cake find the recipe here. It’s AMAZING!

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Better Than Sex Cake Recipe

We also made this amazing cocktail that I will be sharing soon! It was super fun to photograph and taste test.

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Cocktail Recipe

Since a few team members had never been to Dallas before, I made sure we took some time off to enjoy the Texas countryside and a fabulous dinner at a local winery. We also hit up a small town Whataburger, which is a MUST do when in Texas.

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Texas Winery

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Texas Winery

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Pool Lake House

A recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Best Party Bloggers

We had so much fun. I personally feel so energized and can’t wait to share more of the creative ideas we did at the retreat soon. Be on the lookout for a lot of fun content coming soon!!!

 

Enter to Win the Giveaway!

Now enter to win some goodies of your own!

Follow directions below on how to enter to win The Nordicware 1/8 Sheet Pans and 6 Cup Anniversary Bundt pan from Sur La Table. Giveaway value $56

Giveaway and recap of the Living Locurto Retreat in Texas. A behind the scenes look at the DIY Lifestyle, Food and Party blog. Best Party Bloggers

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

  • Leave a comment below letting me know what you would have loved best if coming to the Living Locurto Retreat.

That’s it! I’ll pick a winner at random and announce on this post by Wednesday October 3rd.

Rules: Must be 18 years old or over and living in the United States.

Get a Second Entry:

For a second entry, go follow me on Instagram here. Let me know you did so in a 2nd comment below.

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls + Giveaway

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are a quick and easy recipe! With only 5 minutes of prep time, these delicious pizza rolls are made with pizza dough and filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices and topped with garlic butter. Dip these pizza rolls in marinara sauce for the perfect dinner or serve at your next party!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are my go to easy recipe when I need something fast! These pizza rolls made with pizza dough filled with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese are a crowd pleaser and easy to whip up for dinner, game days or for kids to make on their own. Since my daughter doesn’t like tomatoes, we leave out any sauce and use our favorite marinara sauce for dipping. It never fails to be the most asked for recipe in my home!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese. Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

Pizza Rolls + 10 Years of Blogging

This summer was my 10 year blogging anniversary and I can’t believe I haven’t put these yummy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls here until now! I have written lots of articles about pizza, but completely forgot to share our most favorite recipe of them all! We do so much at home and I often forget to share. Ha!

I’m just so happy to have been able to have been creating fun ideas for this website for 10 years now! To celebrate, I’m hosting a fun Amazon gift card giveaway along with sharing our favorite pizza rolls recipe. Thank you for reading and following along!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls + Giveaway

10 awesome memories to celebrate 10 years!

1) I truly can’t believe it, but nearly a million people have viewed this recipe. Never would have thought that would be possible back in 2008!

2) I remember being SO EMBARRASSED to share this, but turns out it has helped millions of people!

3) After getting a dozen questions a week from my kids about the Elf on the Shelf, I wrote this article for other parents and can’t believe how many times it’s been shared all around the internet! It still makes me laugh. Ha!

4) Did you know this printable started it all? I designed this for my son and shared it on my new blog, then a few days later the idea got shared like crazy. That was when I realized my creative ideas might help others, so I began sharing more eventually turning my blog into a full-time business. So cool!

5) My daughter grew up on my blog and this was the first craft she created and filmed all on her own. It’s gaining on being THE MOST POPULAR creative idea on my website! So proud of her!

6) When I got my Instant Pot, I discovered you could do this. Hundreds of thousands of people have visited this recipe after I shared my tips. WOW!!

7) These cute no-bake cookies have definitely been one of my most popular desserts and my personal favorite. I have loved seeing so many reader’s photos of them!

8) I’m most proud of this adorable recipe creation because it’s popularity encouraged me to do more food ideas on my blog. I have received more photos from readers who made this than any other recipe. So fun!!

9) This was my VERY FIRST video I made for my Youtube channel. It’s still a super popular recipe to this day!

10) As the years went by, my passion for travel grew. I began to write travel tips and this is still my most visited travel article to one of our favorite places ever!

Thank you so much for reading Living Locurto! I hope you enjoy this giveaway and simple Pepperoni Pizza Rolls recipe which is one of my family’s favorite meals. xoxo ~ Amy

Giveaway Time!

To celebrate 10 years of blogging, I’m giving away one of my most favorite printable party collections and a $100 Amazon gift card!!!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

 

PLEASE READ –  How to Enter

To enter to win the Amazon Gift card:

Fill out my survey and come back to this post to leave a comment letting me know you did and finish this sentence…

I would put __________ in my pizza rolls.

–> EVERYONE gets my party collection as a FREE gift just for filling out THIS SURVEY. <–

Giveaway ends August 24, 2018 – Must be 18 or over to enter to win.

 

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 25 pepperoni slices
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups Marinara dipping sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll pizza crust into a large rectangle (about 14×9) and bake for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix melted butter and garlic.
  4. Remove pizza crust from oven, let cool for a minute. Use a spatula to unstick crust from pan.
  5. Brush garlic butter over the crust. Reserve a small bit for later.
  6. Layer the pepperoni and cheese onto the pizza crust and sprinkle with basil and oregano.
  7. Gently roll the pizza crust and coat the top with reserved garlic butter.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes more or until golden brown.
  9. Slice and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack! Kids love this recipe.

 

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Magical Disney Giveaway

Spreading joy this Holiday season with a magical Disney giveaway for Free Disney World or Disneyland Park Tickets!

Spreading joy this Holiday season with a magical giveaway for Free Disney World or Disneyland Park Tickets!

What do you do to keep the magic alive? Go to Disney!

You know those days your heart aches as a parent? I had one a few days ago with my 11 year old daughter. She walked into the living room and looked at her Elf on the Shelf back from the North Pole who was holding a cool new Elf Phone powered by candy. Instead of the huge smile that I was expecting, there were big buckets of tears streaming down her face.

Turns out my daughter had seen my elf video online and thought just because I assembled the candy phone in the video that I also moved the elf all of these years. WAIT… HE WASN’T REAL???? As her world came tumbling down. I about lost it too. But, I kept it together and explained that Peter, our elf, has always come much earlier than she thought to bring me these fun elf ideas from the North Pole to share with my readers. I might assemble some of the printables to show everyone, but the rest is magic. Then her eyes got HUGE when she thought of Santa and more tears gushed out. Instead of the happy morning I had planned, it ended up being a very sad morning seeing the magic disappear in my little girl’s eyes. In our family, no matter how old you get, you never stop believing in the magic of Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus, but during this time, there is always wonderful magic in the air! We can’t explain a lot, but have faith. I told my daughter there is magic by giving, by coming together with friends and family and doing good deeds for those in need. You can’t deny this is a magical time of year. I hope she continues to believe, but understand that as you grow up it’s not as strong.

Magical Disney Park Tickets Giveaway

After hugging my girl, the only thing to make me feel better was to spread some good cheer to others. I immediately contacted a few of my blog friends and now we’re pitching in to giveaway a $500 Disney Gift Card good for Free Disney Park Tickets to one lucky person! What better place to believe in magic than at the most magical place on earth?

Spreading joy this Holiday season with a magical giveaway for Free Disney World or Disneyland Park Tickets! $500 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

This $500 Disney gift card is good for TWO Adult 2 day hopper park tickets to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. You can also use it to buy presents at the Disney Store. Use this Disney Gift Card however you choose to spread the magic of the holidays with your family! No matter what you believe, or how you celebrate during the holiday season, Disney is always there to spread some joy and of course… magic.

My daughter and I just got back from Disneyland. It was our third time to experience Christmas at a Disney park and it’s always such a fun time! I hope one of you will get to experience it too. Our favorite is California Adventure! Here are a few photos from our time there. The Christmas desserts are incredible! I ate that entire Minnie Mouse treat in a few bites. It’s a rice krispie treat with ginger infused sugar on top. WOW! Find them at the bakeries around Disneyland and California Adventure.

$500 Disney Gift Card Giveaway - Disneyland Christmas Photos LivingLocurto.com

Enter the Magical Disney Park Tickets Giveaway

Follow the directions below to enter to win the Disney Gift Card. I hope it helps you believe in magic this Holiday season. Good luck!

 

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$500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

Let’s start the season in style with a $500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

$500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

Seriously Amazing Anthropologie Shopping Spree Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited about the holidays and already getting out my Christmas decorations! To celebrate the season, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite hostesses to give one lucky person a $500 Anthropologie Gift Card to make your holiday amazing!!  I’m currently obsessed with vintage Christmas ornaments and drooling over these new arrivals at Anthropologie.

Vintage Christmas Ornaments $500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

And I’m dying to get this pumpkin soufflé candle! What a great hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving.

pumpkin candle - $500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

Enter the $500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway

Treat yourself to some of your favorite things and enter to win a $500 gift card. YAY!!! This giveaway is being hosted on Instagram and entering is super easy!!! If going on a $500 Anthropologie shopping spree is something you’d like to win, here are are the two steps that you need to do.

STEP 1

>>CLICK HERE << to LIKE and LEAVE A COMMENT on my Instagram Giveaway Post. (Tag a Friend!)

 

FYI: Each individual comment counts as an entry, and entries are unlimited! WHOOT!!!!

STEP 2

FOLLOW all of my friends who who helped me put this giveaway together AND like their last 3 posts.

CLICK THE NAMES BELOW to Follow Each Person to be entered to win:

**You must do this step because we will verify the winner is following all accounts.

@pizzazerie
@chandiceprobst
@livinglocurto
@madeofsugarandspice
@fernandmapleevents
@the_everyday_hostess
@theeveryhostess
@justalittlesparkle12

You do not need to comment on every person’s feed, just mine is fine!

 

How to know if you won…

This giveaway will run through Sunday night 11/12/17 at 10pm MDT, and the winner will be announced on my Instagram Giveaway Post on the evening of Monday, November 13th. Be sure to Follow me on Instagram, so you will know if you won or not.

RULES: You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Instagram is in no way liable or responsible for this giveaway.

GOOD LUCK!

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Living Locurto Fun Club Giveaway!

I’m excited to launch the all new Living Locurto Fun Club! Let’s celebrate with a BIG giveaway!

Time to celebrate with a fun giveaway!

Today I’m launching a brand NEW section to my blog, the Living Locurto Fun ClubJoining the Fun Club gives you exclusive access to special printable designs just for exclusive members. What’s even more fun, is you get to unlock brand new designs each month! 

As a Living Locurto Fun Club member, you’ll have access to fun printable…

  • Wall Art
  • Cards
  • Calendars & Planners
  • Party Designs
  • Gift Tags
  • Activities for Kids
  • Photo Props
  • Holiday Designs
  • Elf on The Shelf Ideas

Join the Living Locurto Fun Club! A monthly membership that gives you exclusive access the most creative printable designs! Wall Art, Cards, Calendars, Planners, Gift Tags and more.

A Living Locurto Fun Club Exclusive Membership gets you:

  • A 6 month membership to the Living Locurto Fun Club.
  • Instant access to over 22 fabulous printable designs and many more to come! (value of $200+)
  • Unlock beautiful and helpful new printables each month.
  • Exclusive access to some of my original and popular Living Locurto Elf Printables for your Elf on the Shelf.
  • Surprise bonus gifts each month!
  • Enjoy special discount codes to my shop.

Sound good? Join the Fun Club today!

Sign Up Now!

Did I mention you get hundreds of dollars worth of products for the cost of only ONE cup of coffee per month?

Giveaway Time!

To celebrate the new Living Locurto Fun Club, I’m giving away a free membership along with an Instant Pot or HP Envy Wireless Printer to one lucky reader!! You’ll get to pick which prize you want. Prize valued at $128! Sound good?

 

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DIY Cat Litter Box Holder | Tidy Cats Giveaway

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade idea to hide your kitty litter box and give your cat’s space a fresh makeover!

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover! Home hidden litter container.

How to make a DIY cat litter box holder! An easy mess free idea for your cat’s space.

This DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is the best idea for keeping your kitty litter area clean! Give your home a purr-fect cat makeover with the help of Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms and this simple way to hide your kitty litter. Our cats deserve the best, so be sure to check out today’s fun giveaway below from Tidy Cats!

I love coming up with ideas to organize and clean my home. Since pets are family too, why not spruce up your cat’s haven with this creative idea for your cat litter box?

Make a space just for your kitty litter box from a large storage container. Not only is your cat’s space spruced up and hidden from view, but you will eliminate the mess. It’s a win win for everyone!

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. TIdy Cats LightWeight Litter

I was very excited when Tidy Cats asked our cat Apollo to be an ambassador for their new Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms litter! This heavy-duty lightweight litter has the same serious odor-fighting power that you expect from Tidy Cats in an amazingly pleasant floral scent. It smells like spring and is just what I need!

Here’s my problem and why I am excited about nice smelling cat litter… Apollo, is a VERY fancy feline. If you pet him, he will clean that exact spot of fur. He turns his nose up at messes like no other cat I’ve ever had. We laugh at how he is a five star cat and the king of the house! Our cat is so fancy, that even getting his paws in the kitty litter is beneath him. Therefore he prefers to poop right next to the litter instead of in it! Argh!

I’ve tried everything to remedy his issue with the litter box, such as using two cat litter boxes, one for #1 and one for #2. Well, that worked a few times as long as I cleaned his litter out right after he does his business. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

It’s a constant battle to get Apollo to use the kitty litter. Obviously he could care less…

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover! Home hidden litter container.

The quest to get my cat to go poo in his kitty litter box will hopefully end now! I’m excited to try the new Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms to improve not only the odor in my bathroom where I keep his litter, but to hopefully find something fancy enough for him. I think Apollo will really like the Glade scent as well as I do, because he’s fancy like that!

I’m proud to introduce my new DIY Cat Litter Box Holder!

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box.

If you have a cat too, I hope you enjoy this easy DIY idea for your home!

What you’ll need to make a Cat Litter Box Holder:

  • Large storage container big enough to hold your litter box
  • Cat litter box
  • Cat litter box liners
  • Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms
  • Contact paper
  • Tools: Jigsaw and Drill
  • Optional: Kitty litter mat, kitty litter cleanup kit and battery operated light

First I used a jigsaw to cut a rectangle shape in a large plastic storage box, big enough for him to walk through.

I then added some contact paper liner on the bottom of the storage container and put the cat litter box inside full of nice smelling Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms.

I added a battery operated light and new clean up kit. Then decorated the outside for my very fancy cat!

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover!

Next, I drilled ventilation holes in the lid over the area that covers the kitty litter. I made a cat shape for my box!

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover!

You can add the lid to the box or take it off.  Putting the lid on it when guest come over is a great idea to hide the litter. The storage box I found has wheels on the back, so I can move it around the house anytime!

Using Tidy Cats LightWeight litter makes it easy to move the litter as well.

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover!

Look who came to explore as I was making this!

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover!

Since Apollo was curious, I tested it out my new DIY Cat Litter Box Holder by putting on the lid and turning on the light.

Apollo brings my family so much joy, that I’m happy to create a nice space just for him! He seems to really like it so far. I’m crossing my fingers this easy DIY cat litter box idea is fancy enough for him though. ha!

Wish me luck!

 

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover!

 

Giveaway

Want to try the new Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms? Enter the giveaway for 2 coupons good for any Tidy Cats litter. Learn more about Tidy Cats here.

 

A DIY Cat Litter Box Holder is a simple homemade way to hide a kitty litter box. Give your cat's space a fresh makeover! Home hidden litter container. DIY Home Idea for Pets.
 

This post was sponsored by Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clean Blossoms. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that make this website possible.

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8th Year of Blogging Celebration Giveaway!

8th Year of Blogging Celebration Giveaway with Living Locurto! DIY Party and Food Lifestyle Blog by Amy Locurto.

Hey friends, it’s hard to believe, but I’ve been blogging here at LivingLocurto.com for 8 years!!!

Blogging takes a TON of work, so I want to celebrate making it this far with a giveaway to say thank you for being here to celebrate with me!

All week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Living Locurto recipes, crafts, home decor and party ideas from the past 8 years. There is so much… I’ve been having fun looking at the archives.

How to Make a No Sew Mermaid Tails for a Mermaid Party. Easy DIY idea for party favors and Little Mermaid girls. Living Locurto craft tutorial.

If you have read my blog from the beginning, you’ve seen my kids and pets grow up and hopefully been inspired to be more creative at home. If you are a blogger, I’ve probably seen your kids grow up too!

Fun Way to Give Money! Perfect for a birthday, graduation or special occasion! LivingLocurto.com

Remember when my daughter started her own craft show for kids back when she was 5 year old? She’s 10 now and we still get a kick out of watching them! She’s now a regular on my Facebook Live Episodes and Youtube videos.

I’m so thankful to have had so many amazing opportunities because of this blog. Throughout the years, I have designed product lines, worked with big brands and conquered my fear of speaking. It amazes me that I was so scared before!  Now I enjoy speaking to hundreds of people. I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to work with, mentor and teach so many other talented bloggers. It’s been a blast meeting Living Locurto readers and some of my favorite celebrities as well.

8th Year of Blogging Celebration Giveaway with Living Locurto! DIY Party and Food Lifestyle Blog by Amy Locurto.

I love the blog community and so thankful that you follow along and share with your friends. I’m happy to have been able to share creative ideas with you over the past 8 years. I look forward to continue doing more for a long time!

Giveaway Time!

Because I couldn’t have made it without you, I’m excited to be giving away one of my favorite things! I couldn’t decide on just ONE favorite thing, so if you win, I’m giving you the option to pick one of three of my favorite things.

8th Year of Blogging Celebration Giveaway with Living Locurto! DIY Party and Food Lifestyle Blog by Amy Locurto.

Not only am I celebrating my 8th year at Living Locurto, I’ve reached some exciting milestones on social media. In the last month, I’ve hit 200,000 followers on both Pinterest and my Facebook Page… and still growing! I remember when I had 1,000 followers and freaked out. I could have never imagined 200,000 people! What a blessing. I would have LOVED to have given away $200,000, but since that isn’t an option (I sure wish it was!! ha!), I’m giving away gifts valued at $200.

Here are the gifts you can choose from if you win…

Disney-Giveaway-Gift-Card

Anything Disney is a favorite of mine! A $200 Disney Gift Card can be used for both Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort tickets, which is what I would use the gift card for. But, if you aren’t traveling anytime soon, you can also use it at the Disney Store which would be great for Christmas gift giving.

 

KitchenAid-Mixer

I LOVE my red KitchenAid mixer and drooling over the white one for my new white kitchen. You can pick either the white or black mixer if you win. I will be jealous since I want that white one!

 

Amazon-gift-card-choice

I shop at Amazon.com weekly. Seriously don’t know what I would do without Amazon Prime!!! I love it and you are welcome to choose an Amazon gift card valued at $200 if you win.

Enter to win the 8th Year of Blogging Celebration Giveaway

Follow the directions below to enter to win. Thanks so much for reading Living Locurto. I so appreciate you! Please check back this week for more 8th year celebration fun. Good luck! (more…)

Buy Everyday Essential Oils YL

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip with Football Party Ideas

Tracking PixelEasy and Delicious Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! It's super addictive, watch out… you might end up eating the whole bowl of dip yourself! Perfect recipe for watching football or taking to your next party. LivingLocurto.com

Football Party Ideas, Bacon Cheeseburger Dip Recipe and a Big Giveaway Oh MY!!!!

It’s football playoffs and that means party time! Nearly every American household will soon be watching the biggest football game of the season. I’m excited to be working with The Coca-Cola Company & NABISCO to create fun ideas for their Home Bowl. The Coca-Cola & NABISCO Home Bowl is in retail stores soon now, giving you a home-field advantage for the best football party ever!

I hope you enjoy today’s Football Party Ideas! This post is jam packed with one of my all time favorite dip recipes, an addicting Bacon Cheeseburger Dip and brand new football party printables. Plus, you won’t want to miss the awesome Home Bowl sweepstakes giveaway valued at $400!!! 

 

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip Recipe

Easy and Delicious Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! It's super addictive, watch out… you might end up eating the whole bowl of dip yourself! Perfect recipe for watching football or taking to your next party. LivingLocurto.com

First off, let’s start with my favorite…. this Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! I’m warning you now that it’s super addictive and you might end up eating the whole bowl of dip yourself. I would advise making several batches of this recipe. Serve it up with RITZ Crackers and ice-cold Coca-Cola for the ultimate snack touchdown! 

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Wild Eats and Adorable Treats Kitchen Giveaway!

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

I’m so happy to share some exciting news about my friend and Living Locurto contributor’s new book today! Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids. Jill is so talented and we love her fun food creations so much! Her book is the cutest thing ever, and I’m excited to be hosting a giveaway for some awesome kitchen prizes in celebration of her book launch. Be sure to scroll down to enter to win!

Not only is the Wild Eats and Adorable Treats book filled with adorable treats, but also animal facts and lots of tips and tricks. The best part is that children will have a blast preparing and eating the dishes, shaped like different animals, such as owls, pigs, sheep, and many more.

There are so many adorable ways to get your little picky eaters to try new foods. There are lots of fun ideas to get your kids interested in cooking and having fun in the kitchen! Anyone can create these cute food ideas that incorporate lots of healthy food options.

You will find everything from silly snacks, breakfast, lunches, and dinners that your kids will love! There are also really easy & cute treat ideas for just a fun dessert or a fun animal themed party! There are family favorite homemade recipes including pre-made options for those of you in a hurry!

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this cookbook includes recipes like Porcupine Pretzel Pear Snack, Foxy Fruit Snack, Koala Tree Treats, Gorilla Granola Cups, and more. This is an essential book for any parent struggling to get their kids to eat balanced meals!

You can purchase a copy for yourself on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Here are just some of the cute ideas featured in Wild Eats and Adorable Treats!

“Hippo”tato Soup…

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

Whole Wheat Walrus Waffles…

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

Apple Owl Snack…

Owl Snack! Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

“Beary” Cute Cupcakes…

Bear Cupcakes!! Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

Crabwiches…

Crab Sandwiches! Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

 

Enter to win the Wild Eats and Adorable Treats Blog Tour Giveaway!

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is a fun recipe book packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids.

3 different winners for 3 fantastic prizes!

Wilton Prize Pack…

  • 9×13 Cake Pan (with lid)
  • 12 Cup Muffin Pan
  • 6 Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan
  • 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan
  • Icing Tip Set
  • Icing Bags
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Loads of Sprinkles

Core Kitchen Prize…

  • Large Dual Grip Cutting Board
  • Paring & Utility Knives with Sheaths  (set of 2)

Curious Chef Prize…

30 Piece Caddy Collection…everything your kids will need to cook with on their own!
 

Follow directions on the widget below to enter to win. FUN!!!

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