Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tiny Prints has a deal that won't last long

Today my family and I traveled over the river and through the woods to Grandmother and Grandfather's house we went. We traveled there in the daylight hours, and left in the early evening. I always love the ride home because Christmas lights are out-not many, but enough to put me in the getting ready for Christmas mood.

Something I always want to get done before it gets too late is having the cards ready to mail in advance of the holiday time.

There is a special deal to save big on your holiday order from Tiny Prints.
Buy a $25 Tiny Prints gift certificate for someone or even yourself-when you spend $100 on your order of holiday cards-you get $30 off,Plus free shipping.
Use code 30OFFHOLGCERT at checkout until 11/27/11 at 11:59 PM (PT)

Share the code with friends and family!

Read more about this offer here

Disclosure: by writing this post  I was given a gift card for TinyPrints cards

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

win $5000 for your school-watch "Game of Your Life"

There is a new show on NBC starting December 2, 2011!

Team up with everyone you know for a chance to win $5,000 for your favorite grade school or high school. All you have to do is register and watch the trailer for "Game of Your Life." It's a humorous and heartfelt video gaming drama about a promising young video game designer who has to make a choice that will affect his future and the lives of everyone around him. Then ask all your friends, family, teachers, fellow parents and PTO members – everyone you know – to watch it so they can vote for your school once a day, too. Because if any one of the people you tell wins, your school wins $5,000.

go here to enter

Zach, a high school gamer who lands a scholarship to an elite video game design program, has a bright future as long as he can survive the intense freshman year project that eliminates half the class in the first three months. But when Zach learns that his father is in financial trouble, he has to make a choice that will affect his future and the lives of everyone around him. This humorous and heartfelt drama is a great reminder to kids – and all of us – that the choices they make impact the people around them. "Game of Your Life" airs Friday, December 2nd 8/7c on NBC.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Want to try Torani® Flavored Syrups? For Free?

The flavor of the day in my kitchen is Gingerbread. Nothing like a Sunday afternoon staying at home, watching Thanksgiving specials on television, and trying some new recipes. 

Recipe #1
Hot tea with a few tablespoons of Torani® Gingerbread Syrup.
Result: enjoyed the cup of tea, the syrup gave it a deep flavor.

Recipe #2
Gingerbread cookies
I added a few tablespoons of Torani® Gingerbread Syrup to the batter
Result: Hubby gave it a thumbs up.

Recipe #3
Sparkling water with few tablespoons of Torani® Gingerbread Syrup poured over the ice and sparkling water. Stir. Drink. aha.
Result: Fresh taste and refreshing after baking cookies!

What are Torani® Syrups? Glad you asked. They are new to me too!

*Torani® Flavored Syrups are made with the best cane sugar and natural flavors.They are also available in sugar free.
*Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre introduced Torani® Flavored Syrups to San Francisco in 1925
*They pressed fruits, nuts, and spices and blended the extracts with cane  sugar  and water in redwood vats.
*Perfecting as time went.
*There are over 100 flavors today.
*You have probably seen the bottles in coffee shops.
*The company is family owned and operated in south San Francisco.

Purchase online from and use code shespeaks and you will receive !0% off your order. Visit over 100 syrup flavors. Buy a bottle or two for the coffee lover on your list, add a bottle to a gift basket, make a themed basket for the baker on your gift list.

Find recipes for drinks such as; Torani Cinnamon Roll Latte, Torani Pomegranate Italian soda,Torani Sangria, Torani Mango Iced Tea and tons(there are really that many) more on their web site.

 Keep a variety stocked in your pantry for when  company comes-wont' they be impressed with your unique flavors and worldly knowledge.

Next time you have a gathering or a party stock up on a few bottles of different flavors of Torani® Syrup and let your guests experiment making their own drinks. Have some whimsical drink stirrers and drink charms out for your guest to add to their personalized drinks.

Giveaway: Leave a comment on this post telling me what flavor you would like to try for your chance to win a coupon for a free bottle of Torani Syrup you can find in most grocery and major department stores. Two winners will be chosen by Giveaway closes December 5, 2011 at midnight EST.

Comment # 2 and 6 were the random winners! Congratulations!

Disclosure: I was given this product to try from SheSpeaks and Torani® Flavored Syrups. This post is of my own views and opinions.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

History of the Hottest Holiday Toys Ever

Disclosure:  Take a look through these ads to see what might be the  hottest toy of 2011; 
  Black Friday Ads 2011, Sears Black Friday Ads, and  Figis Coupons
 This is a compensated post.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

First comment is the winner for 3 months of Phix energy drink mix

Do you ever have those days when you wake up tired? Or by mid afternoon you are ready for a nap, but hardly have time to sit down for a minute?  That's about the time I am looking for a carbonated beverage, lacking in any nutritional value.

That needs to change. How about a healthy drink named Phix®.  An all natural energy drink made with organic ingredients. A team of leading naturopathic (natural care) physicians and licensed dietitians are making this product.

Quick facts about Phix®: 

100% natural ingredients.
vegan and gluten free.
ingredients are in appropriate dosages to produce great results.
an energy drink to give you an extra boost-without harmful additives.
provides nutritional benefits.


I tried the Citron or lemon flavor. Mix one Phix® Energy Stick with 12-16 ounces of water in the morning, before a workout, or for an afternoon boost.

 I like the flavor, no odd taste, no after taste, and easy to drink-like a glass of water.  I used cold water, maybe add some ice just because I like really cold drinks.

Would I keep using this product? Yes. First of all it is made with natural ingredients, has vitamins, low calorie, and improves my energy level.
Second of all I could use some more energy!


Their web site can give you specific details, go to


 one lucky follower will win a three month supply of Phix. First comment on this post gets it! 

You can also visit them on Facebook and request a free sample.
Follow them on Twitter to engage in their conversations.

Disclosure: I received this free product as part of a promotional program with Phix® and MomSelect®. The taste buds and views are my own.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Enter Hellmann's Turkey Challenge for a chance to win a $250 grocery gift card.

Have you entered the #Turkey Challenge yet?  Head over to enter on Hellman's web site.
You have the chance to win one of four $250 grocery gift cards!  The more the merrier for entries, so tell your friends to enter too!  If there are more than 10,000 entries the prize value doubles to a $500 grocery gift card. Happy day!

While you are there check out the recipes to change up your Turkey leftovers and recipes. Chef Bobby Flay has recipes there you can make!
Vote on your favorite and enter to win!

Disclosure:  By writing this post for One2OneNetwork I am entered into a prize drawing.

Shop Small Business Saturday and make a big difference

On Saturday November 26 shop local, shop Small Business Saturday®. A day set aside to support small business that help your local economy and help your community with jobs and services.

When you pledge to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday® you have the chance to win one of 100 $25 American Express® Shop Small Gift Cards.              
Find out more on this link SmallBizSat and to enter for your chance to win a gift card.

 Share with your neighbors what small business in your town or area you support and encourage others to shop there on November 26, 2011. Shop Small, make a huge difference.

Disclosure: I received this information from VocalPoint.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Letters to Santa worth one million dollars and a gift that gives twice

Visit your local Macy's Store and pick up your Free letter to Santa, fill it out in the store and mail it in the special North Pole mailbox.  You can also get the letter on their web site Macy' For each letter sent, Macy's will make a donation up to 1 Million Dollars to the Make A Wish Foundation,

Toys 'R Us is offering a free letter to Santa on their web site. Help your kids write the letter, and send it to Santa from the web site. Toys 'R Us will email you a copy so you can help Santa's Elves with the list.

Target  is offering a limited edition Holiday Bullseye stuffed animal and 100% of the purchase price goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Buy in store or online. Gifts that give twice are my favorite kind of gift giving.

Disney Store will donate $1 to Make A Wish Foundation for every Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Holiday Plush sold.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take The North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug will like you to tell them which Educational Toys you think are best from their company. For doing so, you will get a 25% off coupon to use on their site. Great for holiday shopping and saving!

1. Click below the image or Here to Vote
 2 .Vote
3. Receive a 25% off coupon to use at

Check out all their educational toys and shop easy this holiday time by ordering educational toys from your living room!

Disclosure: No monetary exchange took place.

Vote today for Extra® Dessert Delights® Gum new flavors

Have you hear of Extra® Dessert Delights® gum? It is new to me, and sounds like a great treat at only 5 calories!  You get the indulgent flavors of Orange Creme Pop, Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Shortcake and Key Lime Pie-my choice.

 There is a new flavor coming out and You can vote for your very own favorite from this list; Bananas Foster, Root Beer Float and Lemon Square-I am going with the Lemon Square. The citrus flavors are my favorite.

The Lemon Square flavor was inspired by the winning dessert of Quickfire Challenge in the Bravo series "Top Chef Just Desserts".

Until November 12, 2011 fans-that's you-can vote on your favorite Extra® Dessert Delights flavor on their Facebook
and on your mobile phone: via

The winner of the Fan Flavorite Vote will be announce on November 16, 2011.

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win an Extra® Dessert Delights® gum prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Get a free card for your kids from Santa and Tiny Prints on 11/9/11

Giveaway for 50 Tiny Prints brand Christmas or Holiday cards!

Act quick on this giveaway:

go to Tiny Prints and look at the designs for Christmas greeting cards.

Leave a comment telling me which card you would choose for your chance to win 50 cards.

How to get your free card from Santa:

Visit their Facebook Page on 11/9/11 for a one day promotion.
Find out how to personalize one of the following greeting cards free:  Checking it Twice or Santa's Scroll.

Leave your comment on this post by 11/9/11 at 11:59 PM EST

Disclosure: By writing this post I may receive a free gift from Tiny Prints. For specific details on Tiny Prints please visit their web site and facebook page

Enter Hellmann's® Turkey Challenge Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $250 grocery gift card

A few days ago I put away our Halloween Decorations and got out the Thanksgiving decorations. The cold morning air and the days ending early are leading up to holidays, and shopping, and cooking, and baking, and...

Decorating for Thanksgiving put me in the mood to make a family of four size Thanksgiving meal.   I like having the leftover over food to eat during the week. But, how many times do you want to eat the same turkey just as it is? 

What else could I make with this leftover turkey -sandwiches, turkey and gravy, turkey and ?  

Check out Bobby Flay's Stuffing crusted turkey cutlets, and other recipe entries in Hellmann's® Turkey Challenge.  Find something scrumptious to make with turkey each week. Vote on your favorite dish and get the recipes at Hellmann's Turkey Challenge

 Enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of four weekly grocery  gift cards worth $250.  Spread the word and get your friends to vote, once they hit 10,000 entries for the week the prize doubles to a $500 grocery gift card enter here: Hellmann's

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest is looking for some cutie pies

Do you have a photos to share?  You know those cute baby photos, that adorable little kitten, or even a cute couple.  You can enter those photos in the Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash, plus a $500 Tiny Prints gift certificate.

This is what they are looking for:

cutest baby ages 0-24 months
cutest kid ages 25 months-10 years old
cutest family
cutest couple
cutest pet and owner

The contest entry period ends on 11/15/11
The community voting is 11/16-11/28/11
Finalist voting is 12/2-12/15/11
Winner is announced 12/21/11


visit them for all the details and rules:


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rounding up sales and offers for this week

Updated Friday November 4-find out about retailers sale books for this weekend. I have shared a handful of links on my facebook page.  There are also daily free samples you can request on the page.

This is the week of the holiday catalogs showing up in newspapers and stores. Remember to take the store coupons out of these catalogs and use them to save money.   Price match and shop the sales.

Look for store coupons in popular magazines. This month there is a $25 off a purchase of $100 at Coldwater Creek® and Eddie Bauer® has a 20% off your total purchase until November 15, 2011.   Bed Bath and Beyond® usually has a coupon in these magazines also. Cut or tear these coupons out and use them!  Perhaps that is Mom's favorite store and you can find a great gift there for her.

This week at Michaels® I received a 50% of any one regular price item coupon with my receipt.  Jo-Ann fabric and craft stores® has a 10% off your total purchase November 6-12. And Military discounts November 6-12. Pick up these coupons at the register area. 

Jo-Ann Stores® are offering a Make and take class  for kids and adults on Saturday December 10 from 11 AM-1PM. It's free. check with your local store.

Share the coupons with your friends and relatives.  Keep a file or large plastic envelope of all your department store coupons. Take them with you each time you go to the store.

Will you be using the sale ads and store coupons this year or it is too much of a bother?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What did you give out for Trick or Treat?

The past few years we have given out non-candy treats for Halloween. Don't get me wrong, I like candy!  It is always fun to get a little trinket or something different from a neighbor for Trick or Treat. I remember that one house that gave out cookies and cider during Trick or Treat hours. A nice snack in those days! 

We handed out Play-Doh®  and mini bags of microwave popcorn that had a Halloween theme wrapper.

Here is an easy way to make you own holiday decorations and be able to snack on them for awhile.

Don't eat these! I re-use the candy corn year to year, by keeping the lid on, for decorative purpose only.

Happy Halloween and Happy All Saint's day.

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