Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

I was just thinking – remember in college when Thursday night was a bona fide party night?

Does that still exist? Please tell me it still exists. Of course I never partied, because I had first period classes on Fridays of my senior year – when Senioritis usually sets in. Since I didn’t drink at all then (or still), there were no hangovers at least. Besides that, I didn’t declare my major until the summer before my senior year, and you don’t call six journalism classes in one week “Senioritis”! As if Senioritis also entails Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa, studying on weekends, and choosing boys over drinking.

Hey, we all have vices. These days, I stick to treats.

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

Des started the school year with three days of preschool and one day at his beloved daycare. Over time, the distance from Wednesday preschool until the next day he had it – Monday – stretched too far and too wide. He had Preschool Angst. So we added Fridays to his schedule, but then his other things suffered. He was too burnt out to do four days of preschool AND a day of daycare, and he was also growing weary of going to his grandparents’ house every other Thursday. So Thursdays are now our free-for-alls. We go on adventures together. I figure I’ll only get to do this so much until full-time kindergarten begins.

I’m in denial that he no longer looks like this:

So that’s what brings me to party Thursdays. When you’re a blogger like me, somehow, generally you have the bulk of your work between Monday – Wednesday. I do sponsored posts on Fridays, brand-willing, or that’s a day I write for myself. Lately, I’ve needed to write for myself more than once a week. I’m up to 1-4 times a week! I hope you like it. I needed to mix it up, quite like Des did too. Thursdays are party days, I hereby decree, and party days need party treats, I also hereby decree.

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

My Beauty and the Beast movie tickets have been purchased for tomorrow night with Scarlet and her best friend’s family, and I’m pretty psyched to sit down and let the visuals dance in front of me. I always did love Cogsworth, which is why I love this treat. I know it looks pretty intense, but I assure you that you can make them too! So hereby declare your party day, and go make some treats! Or see a movie! Or dance with your underwear on your head, like Des does. Mix things up, party style!

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Ingredients

  • Banana Marshmallow Pies
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Yellow Jelly Beans
  • Wilton Drizzle Pouches, Bright White and Lite Cocoa
  • Edible Decorating Pens

Instructions

  1. Lay 6 tootsie rolls in a row and microwave for about 12 seconds and press together and flatten out on a parchment lined baking sheet
  2. Cut two strips to fit around the marshmallow pie
  3. Lightly press them on
  4. Heat 2 more tootsie rolls for about 3-5 seconds and mold each into a little wave like shape. (This will become the “mantle”)
  5. Take the 2 pieces of mantle and place them on the top of the pie
  6. Add a drop of water to the tootsie roll so it’ll stick
  7. Then, take 3 yellow jelly beans and place one in-between the middle of the mantle pieces and the other 2 inside each mantle
  8. Using white drizzle pouch, attach a yellow jelly bean to the center of pie
  9. Cut a few thin slivers from the rolled out tootsie rolls and shape into clock hands and press onto pie
  10. Make 2 little white eyes with the white drizzle and a smiley mouth with the brown drizzle (Could also draw an open mouth and color in a tongue with a red edible marker)
  11. With the edible marker, color little black dots on the white eyes for his eyeballs (Can use a blue edible marker as well)
  12. Super cute and easy to make!
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And for those of you who are visually inclined, like me, I have some photos to help with that! I hope they’re in order:

Easy DIY Tug Toy For Your Dog

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Is your dog a fan of the traditional tug toy? Here's a #DIY way to make one, using items from your house - a t-shirt and a tennis ball. #FeedDogsPurina #ad

Athena had her annual well visit at the vet late last week.

I actually get as nervous for it, as I do for my kids. She’s my kid. She’s my world! I work at home and spend long days at home after the kids and Cassidy are at work and school. While Juniper is good company, she can’t go outside and play like Athena. Athena goes on road trips with me, weather permitting, and is solely responsible for getting me to exercise regularly for the last year or so. She always looks so excited to see me, and she is quite photogenic. Just look at this incredible cuteness:

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Is your dog a fan of the traditional tug toy? Here's a #DIY way to make one, using items from your house - a t-shirt and a tennis ball. #FeedDogsPurina #ad

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I was relieved that everything went well at her checkup. Des accompanied me for “moral support” and to grab a goody bag and a bag of snacks from the baskets they leave for kids. We spent some time on questions and concerns I had – about food and play. I’m going to share a few cool things here! For one, Athena’s favorite toy is a tug toy. I experimented at home and found out that you can make one using items you have around your house – like old t-shirts, a tennis ball, scissors and a ruler.

Is your dog a fan of the traditional tug toy? Here's a #DIY way to make one, using items from your house - a t-shirt and a tennis ball. #FeedDogsPurina #ad

This tug toy is EASY! I wasn’t as diligent as I could have been, but I tried hard! We’ve been having weird weather, and I want to get Athena outside today for some play and running, before the Great Blizzard of 2017 hits! So I gathered my supples:

1 – You will need between 1-3 old t-shirts. I chose the softest ones I could find that I don’t wear anymore. Then I gathered a tennis ball, a ruler, a marker, and the strongest scissors I could find that would cut neatly through the cloth.

dog toy

2 – Next, using the ruler, I cut out strips of t-shirt that were about 25 inches long and 3-4 inches wide. I used two t-shirts to have different colors in the eventual braid, and ultimately used about 9-10 strips of t-shirt to be woven into the toy.

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3 – Then I gathered my 9-10 multi-colored t-shirt strips together and made a STRONG knot at one end.

#DIY

4 – Then I wove all of the pieces together in a braid, and tied a strong knot on the other end.

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5 – Next, I carefully cut holes in both ends of the tennis ball to add the ball! This is optional but I loved the idea.

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*Lastly, enjoy!

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Now, let’s talk about FOOD! It’s an important one.

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We go on a weekly trip to Target, because as you probably know, it’s a wonderful place for one-stop shopping. Especially before a blizzard! Target has a wonderful variety of Purina dry dog food products available in the pet aisle.

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Purina Beyond

Purina Beyond

No matter which food you buy at Target, the variety is amazing. We love Purina Beyond® – Superfood Blend Salmon, Egg & Pumpkin Recipe Natural Dog Food. Real meat, poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient in Purina Beyond, and there is no corn, wheat or soy. There is also no poultry by-product meal and no added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Take advantage of great Purina savings at Target using the Cartwheel app!

20% off Dog Chow (all sizes) – 3/5 – 3/11

20% off Beyond Dry (all sizes) – 3/12 – 3/18

20% off ONE dry (all sizes) – 3/19 – 3/25

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For more info about Purina dry dog food:

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Cartwheel offer
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