Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sweet Moments {and giveaway}

Business first!
The TEN winners of the Paper Coterie giveaway are:

#23: mandajen
#5: Kara (itsadoglickbabyworld)
#9: Samantha (adventureswithgwen)
#27: An Irish Italian Blessing
#24: Heather M (somekindofwonderful)
#14: Jess (jessexplainsitall)
#20: Amanda
#1: Ginger (talesfromthezoo)
#12: Carrie (fromtheheart)
#2: Gail (sophisticatedsteps)

I will TRY and track down an email address for each of you, but if you see that you're on my list, PLEASE email me at megandyanray at gmail dot com, so I can send you your gift code for $40 and free shipping :) Thanks so much for always taking the time to read and comment on my blog!!

In other words, I always thought that if it wasn't financially feasible for us to be a one income family, that I would go back to work again. But now that Isabelle is one, I'm beginning to rethink that plan. After all, she's turning into quite the little helper!

I'm thinking maybe I could rent her out by the hour? Maybe start her own little "handy baby" business?

And lastly...
Have I mentioned that I'm all about the sweets? That dessert is actually a necessity in my life? It's true!
And Pillsbury is now my new best friend for this product they had me review for y'all.
Pillsbury Sweet Moments.

Sweet Moments is a new line from Pillsbury. You'll find it in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, near all the other refrigerated doughs by Pillsbury. Sweet Moments are ready to eat desserts, no baking or preparation required!

These ready-to-eat, bite size brownies are layered with delicious fillings, covered in a cocoa-kissed shell and topped off with a cocoa drizzle.
  • Sweet Moments are now available in two delicious new flavors, each with a combination of rich, luxurious brownie and velvety cheesecake: Caramel Brownie Cheesecake and Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake
I opted to try the Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, and it did not disappoint! To me, it made for a very moist, very chocolatey mouthful. Perhaps I don't have a very sensitive palate, but I couldn't really distinguish too much of a cheesecake flavor in this dessert. Definitely delicious, but again, not much cheesecake. A word of warning though - these are "bite sized" for sure, and one won't be enough!
The prize pack that I received came with two coupons for any Pillsbury Sweet Moments product, a Sweet Moments mug, a Sweet Moments hardback journal, and a soft cozy blanket. It's pretty much everything you need for a cozy autumn evening. 

Luckily for all of you, one lucky reader of Loving the little things will get to win the same prize pack that I did! All you have to do is a leave a comment on this post, telling me your favorite thing about the autumn season. 

For me, it's all about the pumpkin baked goods, the chilly but still comfortable temperatures, pretty colored leaves, and getting all cuddled up in the evenings. 

Giveaway closes Monday, September 19 at 9:00 am CST.
Winner will be selected via, announced on the blog, and notified by email on Monday, September 19. Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure: Pillsbury® Sweet Moments®, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I received no compensation for my review, and my thoughts are entirely my own. 


  1. I really love everything about fall. The cooler weather,changing leaves, pumpkins, and hay rides. But my all time favorites are apple cider and really any kind of pumpkin dessert. I make a pumpkin crisp that is heavenly!

    Those little desserts look fabulous. I would probably eat the whole package in one sitting!!

  2. Fall around here is marathon season and putting pumpkin in everything!

  3. I LOVE that I can keep our house at pregnancy-friendly temperatures without Clayton worrying about the electric bill!!
    I also love fall clothes. I start itching to go to that part of my closet by mid-June. Although this year it's going to mean more shopping than usual which I'm totally ok with!
    I love fall/winter scented candles. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.......
    I love pulling out my crockpot on a regular basis. And ALL my comfort foods (shephard's pie, chili, chicken pot pie) are more fall/winter appropriate.
    But - the MOST important reason you should pick me is because it's not NICE to flaunt that food to a pregnant woman and not share. :)

  4. I love all the local produce in the markets... squashes of all kinds, apples, pears, and last juicy blackberries.

    Love it!

  5. I know I just won a giveaway (thanks by the way), but now I totally want to win dessert. Mmmmm dessert.

    My favorite thing about fall is not having to get up at the buttcrack of dawn to run without dying of heat exposure.

  6. I love the color of the leaves in the fall! But my absolute favorite thing about fall is my wardrobe. I get to wear my favorite outfits during this time of year!

  7. Love the DW photos. My daughter does this too. used to be cute when she was little but now I am afraid she is going to break the thing!

  8. Yay! I won! Thanks, chica! :)

    Isabelle can have a job here! I need help DESPERATELY!

    Anything with cheesecake and caramel is a friend of mine! (I know. I know. THIS coming from the "I like savory foods" girl. ;)

    Favorite thing about finally gets down to about 85 instead of 95. Yeah, that's nice for a change. (In all seriousness, I love that grocery stores start carrying apple cider.)

    Sophisticated Steps

  9. I love everything about fall...colors, pumpkins, warm comfort foods, fall scents, etc!

  10. Yumm! They look delicious!

    My favorite thing about Fall is the colors of the nature! The orange and yellow leaves are beautiful during this time of year! :)

  11. I love making chili and soups and homemade applesauce!

  12. Cooler weather!! For sure!! <3

  13. YUM!! those look delicious! my favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and FOOTBALL!!!!

  14. YAY so excited about the Paper Coterie giveaway! Thank you! I will email you asap.

    No need to enter me in this one.

    Hope everything is going better for you these days :-)

  15. Yay! My 1st giveaway win!!! Thanks so much! Sending an email your way!

  16. Those look delicious. I could envision myself eating the entire bag in one sitting :)
    I love autumn!! Obviously I love the colors and cooler temperatures, but I especially love the return of baking season!!!!

  17. Yay! I can't believe I won! How exciting! Thank you!
    I LOVE fall: the crisp weather, wearing boots with light sweaters, Halloween, the beautiful colors on the trees, and most of all...Auburn Football! :)

  18. My favorite THING about autumn? Let's see...fresh homemade apple cider, Halloween, Halloween candy on sale after Halloween (!!), football, hot chocolate, sweaters, pretty trees, crunchy leaves, layers of blankets, squash season, cooler temperatures and Thanksgiving. :)

  19. I have to say, one of my favorite PAST TIMES of autumn were lovely walks with my dearest sister... ;) Also, the fact that I can smell homemade chicken noodle soup cooking on my stove is also pretty fantastic

  20. fall is my favorite season-love the changing of the leaves,going to the apple orchard

  21. I love all the local produce in the markets... squashes of all kinds, apples, pears, and last juicy blackberries.


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