Nickel-and-Diming w/ Nikki

Friday, October 24

12 Tasty Apple Dishes for Fall! #Foodie

Fall is that amazing time when apple's come to the center of your mind! I absolutely love apples, apple pie, apple crisp...anything with apples! Sooooo, I decided to put together a tasty collection of recipes that showcase some delicious apple's. There are a few that are variations of apple crisp because I am trying to find the perfect apple crisp recipe to make this year. 

There are also a few unique apple dishes, such as: Apple Pie Frozen Yogurt, Apple Kuchen and Pumpkin Apple Muffins

The recipe I am most excited to try is the Crock Pot Apple Crisp - looks easy and delicious! 

What's your favorite Fall dish to make with apple's?

Note: I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

23 Blast in Theaters NOW! #23Blast


Vision Comes From Within

Vision is something we all take advantage of on a daily basis, and when a high school boy becomes ill and loses his eye sight, he re-invents how he views the world and notable proves that Vision Comes From Within.


As a mom of a special needs child, I know how difficult it can be for kids to fit in, play sports and have friends. This movie was truly inspiring and is most certainly a "feel good" movie!

23 Blast is an awe-inspiring story about a boy named Travis Freeman. He was a typical teenager living in Kentucky when he unexpectedly became ill with an infection that destroyed his optic nerve. He became blind overnight.

Even though he had challenges, he had a lot of support from his parents, his physical therapist, his coach and his best friend, which none of them would allow him to give up. Travis we on to show everyone what it is like to be brave, by entering the field and helping his team to advance to the State playoffs. 

Through the movie we followed Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. It is the football field where they connect in the best way, the most inspiring way.

This movie is great for kids to watch, too many kids these days use the excuse that "they can't" or the "don't feel like it" but this movie will leave them feeling that if Travis can do it blind, they can do it too. It will truly inspire kids to be the best they can be at all times, as well as to never give up, no matter what the circumstance.

Overall, we really enjoyed this movie; it is inspiring, motivating and cultivating! The movie is PG-13, so it would be best if your children viewed the movie with an adult, but that is at your discretion.

In Theaters NOW!

Head over HERE to find 23 Blast in a theater near you!

Here is the official movie website:

Also, follow along with the movie on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

Note: I was compensated for this review, however, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Wednesday, October 22

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


 Christmas is coming - Amazon is a great place to find amazing deals on all of your favorite items!! Enter below to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Ends 10/28 at 11:59 PM EST.

Nickel-and-Diming with Nikki is not responsible for prize delivery.

My Art Gallery Review

Keep your kid's drawings safe and on display with My Art Gallery! My three year old son is autistic and has just entered preschool this year, so he has been bringing home some amazing artwork. It has been sitting in a pile on my kitchen table...up until now! This is one of the neatest ideas I have seen and I wish this was around when I was a kid so I could have had a fun way to store all of my drawings.

My Art Gallery comes with three frames, one is connected to the magnetic title board (which also has a place to add a picture) and you can add or remove the other two frames as you wish. It can be placed on a surface that is magnetic, can be screwed in the wall (included) or you can put the pegs in to have a standing frame.  

Here is what the standing frame looks like, you can see that the pegs easily go into the back and can easily be taken out to transition to the hanging frame as well. 

Take a look at Emmett's My Art Gallery

 As you can see, Emmett and Marley love to see their drawings in the frames! Each frame holds up to 35 pieces of artwork too! This is a great way to keep them safe and sound, the kids can look through and decide which drawing should be on display and the others will remain safe in the frame behind it. 

Your kids will absolutely love seeing their artwork displayed in their very own My Art Gallery frame set, it'll keep them inspired, wanting to get creative to add more as well as proud of themselves for the work they have done. Plus, what mommy doesn't want to see their kiddies artwork hanging nice and neat on the wall!? 

  • Each frame can display up to thirty-five 8.5″x11″ works of art a piece
  • The latest artistic creation easily in front of the last…it’s so easy, the kids can even do it
  • Personalize artwork by displaying a photo of your little artist in the mini photo frame
  • This great system hangs from any wall or metallic (refrigerator, file cabinet) surface
  • Hidden hooks allow each frame to be oriented in either a vertical or horizontal position
  • You can simply separate the frames to create a wall collage
  • Frames become table-top ready when you insert the snap-in legs (included)
  • Store the over-flow of art in the spacious Keepsake box

We highly recommend My Art Gallery, the product is high quality, versatile, durable, appealing to the eye and safe for little one's to use too.

This would be the perfect gift for that hard to buy for child on your holiday list this year. They will love personalizing it with their own picture as well as their drawings for many years to come!

How to Buy 

 There are three colors to choose from, Basic Black, Go Go Green and Perfect Pink. Head over to My Art Gallery to purchase your very own!

If your kiddies need some inspiration or something to color, head over and check out some free coloring pages!

Connect with the Brand

Follow My Art Gallery on Facebook and Twitter

Note: This review  was brought to you by and My Art Gallery For Kids.

Monday, October 20

Spongebob Halloween Collwction DVD Set Review

My boys absolutely love SpongeBob Squarepants and this DVD collection sure didn't disappoint! SpongeBob Scaredy Pants is one of their favorite episodes, so they were super excited that it was the first episode on disc 1. The best part of this DVD set, is it gets them even more excited about Halloween and it is over 200 minutes long. It has been raining a lot here, and very cold, so they have been watching the DVD set to wind down and relax in the bad weather. 

The two disc set includes Halloween and Ghouls Fools, plus has a box that will keep both DVD's in a safe place wen not being used. 


Bikini Bottom is about to become a whole lot scarier as SpongeBob and his friends encounter ghosts, curses and other frightening things!  SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Halloween Collection is a 2-disc special filled with frightening fun, including 17 episodes and two bonus features. With all the craziness that SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and other friends get into, fans won’t want to miss this! SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Halloween Collection is available on DVD on September 9, 2014

SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Halloween Collection Episodes:
·       Scaredy Pants
·       Imitation Krabs
·       Frankendoodle
·       I Was a Teenage Gary
·       Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost
·       Secret Box
·       Band Geeks
·       Welcome to the Chum Bucket
·       My Pretty Seahorse
·       The Idiot Box
·       Ghoul Fools
·       The Curse of Bikini Bottom
·       Ghost Host
·       Born Again Krabs
·       Arrgh!
·       Your Shoe's Untied
·       Money Talks
·       Music Video: "Scaredy Pants"
·       SpongeBob SquarePants Video Game Sneak Peek
SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Halloween Collection Fast Facts
Street Date: September 9, 2014
Catalog: 59163736000
Running Time: 200 Minutes

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years.

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Disclosure: Nickel-and-Diming with Nikki was not compensated for this post, I did, however, receive a DVD to complete the review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. 
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