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Friday, December 18, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I'll be taking some time off from blogging for the next few weeks to spend some much-needed down time with my son!  I would like to thank you for visiting Just Kidding Around Atlanta when you are online, either for reading or for entering contests.   2016 will bring lots of posts about our recent Florida/Disney trip, more giveaways, recipes and other fun stuff.

I hope you and your family have a blessed and memorable Christmas. May you make many special memories this Holiday season!

See you in 2016!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Giveaway:PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® #peepsholiday

Tis the season for all things sweet! Whether you’re looking to stuff stockings, top your tree or bring a smile to a loved one’s face, PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® are here to help!

David and I were excited to receive a big red box full of fun Christmas treats from PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® to check out and share with y'all.  Did you know they make chocolate mousse flavored PEEPS®?! I had no idea, but they are divine!

After we sampled a few, I got crafty with the PEEPS®.  David got to enjoy some of his favorite holiday treats, plus try a few new ones, too!  The lollipop and Holiday pop were different ways to enjoy PEEPS®.

So, here are the details on all the yumminess.... so many great flavors to try!

    PEEPS® Large Banana Crème Flavored Minion: PEEPS® introduces a new banana crème flavored marshmallow in honor of the beloved Minions characters. Three varieties of the individually packed large Minions include the likeness of Kevin, Stuart and Bob – stars of the Minions movie available on DVD this holiday season. Available only for a limited time!
·  PEEPS® Vanilla Crème Chicks Pop: Fans can celebrate holiday traditions with these four classic Vanilla Crème flavored marshmallow Chicks on a stick.
·  PEEPS® Marshmallow Minions: To celebrate the DVD release of the Minions Movie, PEEPS® created a Minion-shaped marshmallow reflecting their fun PEEPSONALITY®. The original marshmallow Minions are sure to please admirers of all ages. Available for a limited time only!
·  PEEPS® Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Those who prefer their Candy Canes chicks without the chocolate can indulge in the peppermint-goodness of Candy Cane favored chicks!
·  PEEPS® Large Marshmallow Snowmen: Large, fluffy PEEPS® Brand Snowmen are fun to eat and to share! Available in one count stocking-stuffer size packages, and three count share size.
·  PEEPS® Gingerbread-Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men: Now you can get the gingerbread flavor you crave all year long in something other than a cookie with PEEPS® gingerbread flavored marshmallow gingerbread men.
·  PEEPS® Marshmallow Trees: It wouldn’t be the holiday season without seeing a Christmas tree! Enjoy green PEEPS® tree-shaped marshmallow decorated with red, yellow and blue garland and topped with a star.
·  PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen: PEEPS® traditional sized snowmen! PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen are adorned with a top hat and candy cane decorations with a nostalgic look.

 · PEEPS® Chocolate Mousse-Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer: These reindeer shaped marshmallow PEEPS® are chocolate-mousse flavored and oh so delicious!
· PEEPS® Holiday Pop: This delicious marshmallow flavored pop comes with four assorted Chicks representing the holiday colors: green, red and white.

Information about the PEEPS & COMPANY® products:
· PEEPS® Plush: Cuddle up with your favorite PEEPS® this year. Perfect for stocking stuffer or under the tree and a warm surprise. Plush varieties include:  PEEPS® Gingerbread Man, PEEPS® Elf Plush Chick, PEEPS® Plush Candy Cane Chick, PEEPS® Plush Snowman.

David claimed this plush PEEP for himself - it's so soft! 

·  MIKE AND IKE® MERRY MIX Candy: Filled with 4 ounces of MIKE AND IKE candies featuring Lime, Cherry and Holiday Punch flavors, this is a great way to add a little extra sweetness to the presents you give or if you need an item on hand for a quick gift that's sure to please the sweetest people in your life.
·  PEEPS® Lollipop: A delightful handmade PEEPS® lollipop perfect for party favors, stocking stuffers, or secret Santa surprises. Available in PEEPS® Gingerbread or PEEPS® Snowmen varieties.

Some of the fun things we did with our PEEPS®....

Try the candy cane PEEPS® in your favorite hot chocolate - delish!  The candy cane PEEPS® were my favorite.  So tasty!

Mix PEEPS with your favorite candies in glass jars or vases to make adorable centerpieces for holiday meals or parties!

Or just tuck them into stockings for a delicious Christmas surprise!

Would you like to try some of these delicious treats yourself? You are in luck! PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® are giving my readers a discount code to use through 12/31.  It is valid for 20% off your next purchase on their website, no minimum required, from now through Thursday, December 31. Discount code: SWEETINGS15.

They also want to give one of my readers a prize pack featuring several of the products we sampled!  Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below - if you don't see it, click the link to bring it up, and good luck!  (prize pack will vary from pictures, sponsor will select products to send!)

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Georgia

I just adore this time of year! Getting ready for Christmas, all the fun and traditions, the decorations, the music, the food..... so much good stuff packed into the last two months of the year.

We found a new holiday tradition that I can't wait to share with y'all!  Did you know that Six Flags over Georgia is open for Christmas?  It's called Holiday in the Park and it is fantastic!  We went with our friends Tiffany & Seth, and it was great fun!

First - the lights.  Oh my goodness, the park absolutely transforms once the sun sets!  There are millions of twinkling, glittery lights everywhere! And trees!  It's just beautiful.

The tree lighting was fun and a special start to our evening. After all, a Christmas-themed wonderland is not complete without a gigantic tree and ceremonial lighting. The tree will be lit by U.S. Service personnel, along with their loved ones, at 6 p.m. each night of Holiday in the Park.

There are so many areas to explore: A Main Street Christmas, Peppermint Plaza, Retro Christmas USA, Glohill, Holiday City, North Pole and more! You'll want to visit every place and see the sights!

There are plenty of rides available during Holiday in the Park, too.  My son isn't big on any thrill rides and coasters, but we did get him on the train and carousel this visit.  And I rode the Harley Quinn Spinsanity again - it's my favorite!!  It is really neat to see the park all lit up at night from the rides!

Make sure to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and you may even see an elf or two! There are strolling carolers, holiday music, even mistletoe in front of the Monster Mansion! So make sure you stop for a kiss from someone you love.

There is plenty of yummy food and hot drinks for you to enjoy too.  S'mores, peppermint funnel will find all kinds of sweets, and different hot cocoas - try it with Peeps marshmallows!  After your visit, you'll have to let me know your favorite treat from Holiday in the Park in the comments below.

Our favorite was the chicken and beignets. So tasty!  Plus a cup of hot cocoa with whipped cream.  David also tried the mint fudge, and cheddar popcorn - both were hits! 

I hope you and your family will take some time to check out Holiday in the Park this holiday season, and make it a part of your Christmas traditions.  It's really beautiful, and such a fun way to get your Christmas on!

To find out the complete schedule, activities, and other information about Holiday in the Park, please visit this link.

Disclaimer: Six Flags over Georgia hosted us at Holiday in the Park for an evening in order to experience the park, and write this review.  No other compensation was received.