TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk Target Giveaway

February 4, 2014 By · 4 Comments

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for TruMoo as part of the Markerly Blogger Program.

My kids have already discovered #TruMoo milk both the original and of course chocolate and they have just found out that now there is a chocolate marshmallow being released for February. Imagine a better way to spend a cold wintry morning than by drinking a nice warm cup of hot chocolate made with TruMoo chocolate milk. For those of us in California, we aren’t getting too much of that cold stuff (but since I just moved from Indiana last year I know all about it and feel for those getting it) I still like chocolate and any chance of eating/drinking it I will. So this afternoon I asked the kids if they’d like to try it while doing their homework. I gave them a choice of hot or cold and of course they jumped for it. Currently our store is out of stock of the marshmallow flavored TruMoo milk, but that didn’t stop us, we just threw in extra marshmallows into our hot chocolate mix. To find out where the store nearest you has one check out the Store Locator.


Which way do you like to drink chocolate milk? Do you like it hot or cold? I, myself, like it ice cold after it has been in the fridge for a few hours at the least. Little A likes it hot with a few marshmallows added to it. The others don’t really care as long as they get it one way or the other. haha. I can’t say that I blame them, chocolate is chocolate right? Now I hadn’t thought about it before but later tonight I think I’m going to make a chocolate milkshake using TruMoo. Yummy!


I love the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of chocolate inside the chocolate TruMoo milks so if you are on the verge of wondering if you should this should help out. “The TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk is made with fresh white milk sourced from regional dairies around the country – pure cocoa and just enough natural sugar to make it taste great. It’s nutritious and delicious and contains no artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup. TruMoo Milk is sold nation-wide at grocery stores as well as Target and Walgreens.” I found mine at Stater Bros. which was local for me.

Later this week I’d like to make a list of different ways to use the TruMoo milk in recipes. So if you have one link it below or send me an email and I’ll write it up with a link to your site. Currently TruMoo is having a giveaway and one lucky winner will get a $500 Gift card to Target. It could be you, so fill out the form below.

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Win a $75 Teleflora Bouquet for Valentine’s Day

January 30, 2014 By · 171 Comments

Disclosure: I was compensated for this giveaway, however I thought this was something you all would LOVE. Honestly, I’d love to win this one.

Teleflora Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of girl that loves a beautiful display of flowers. Do you? If you do then you are in luck because Teleflora is working with me and giving one lucky reader a $75 floral display. What do you think about that? Now lets go take a peek at all the wonderful bouquets they have to offer, I’m going to show you some of the ones I would LOVE to get. Teleflora has so many wonderful flower displays but I must admit I really love their Valentine Flowers and now you can order flowers for Valentine’s Day. Do you have a favorite?


My absolute favorite Teleflora valentine’s day bouquet, and yes this was hard to decide was the Lavish Love Bouquet for $74.95. This has Pink lilies, red roses and a beautiful glass vase. I love that the lilies look as if they are saying “Smile you are loved.”  My next favorite is a toss up, as you can see I really love lilies so I picked the one with white lilies (Heartfelt Bouquet) for my next favorite but it also has a lovely tall, clear vase with a heart etched into it. Could you picture being sent these flowers from your loved one or secret admirer?


The Forever Mine also screams at me, there is just something about the colors for me. This has lavender roses and pink roses but the vase, once again is gorgeous, this one looks as if it was sparkling with excitement. Have you ever received a bouquet? Was it from Teleflora?


In case you didn’t want to wait for the giveaway to be announced and order your own flowers here is a unique  Teleflora coupon code for 20% off for all of youFLOWERSI4 So click on the link and use the code to get that 20% off.

One lucky winner will get a $75 Valentine’s Day Bouquet. To enter, use the Rafflecopter entry form below. The winner will be picked by the rafflecopter, I will email them and you will have 24 hours to respond. The prize is a $75 Teleflora Gift Code, that will also waive the $14.95 service fee for your order. The coupon code is good only for a one time, if you wants something over $75 it will come out of your own pocket. Have fun shopping ladies and gentlemen!

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After Christmas Sales & Deals Plus a $100 Giveaway

December 26, 2013 By · 6 Comments

I was provided with a promotional item by . All opinions have not been influenced and are my own.

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Did you get everything on your Christmas wish list? If you are anything like me you either told people very little of what you wanted or didn’t tell them you wanted anything. Why? Who knows, ya just didn’t. Maybe you were afraid they’d spend too much or that you’d ask for something that was too expensive and they’d feel bad, or you just had no clue until after everyone asked. Both are me. Truth is I think I just like to hit the sales, whether it is online or offline I love shopping right after the holiday because things are cheaper. I absolutely love shopping at a store to hit those after Christmas Sales and deals. Don’t you? Head on over to and find some of their great after Christmas coupon codes for your favorite stores just in case you didn’t get EVERYTHING you wished for.

I think it is funny that a child can tell you exactly what they want and not fear the price thing, but adults, we seem to debate on it. I mean my oldest would tell you he wanted iTunes gift cards, books, a phone and/or PS4. Myself, I knew I wanted jewelry but wouldn’t have told anyone that but my husband. I also knew I’d want books and movies but not sure which ones, that is until I went by the store today and saw. I know now I want a Writer’s Market 2014 edition which I could get at Amazon on sale thanks to those big after Christmas sales/deals you can find at You can find deals for Amazon for 70% off after Christmas sales which means instead of paying almost $30 you only pay $21.66.  There are many other Amazon coupon deals you can find there. The jewelry you can get really cheap with the  after Christmas sales that normally range from $60 and is currently priced at $29.
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Contest DVD Review

December 19, 2013 By · 1 Comment

Disclosure: I was sent the DVD to review, there was no other compensation.
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My thoughts: Being a mom to a son that was bullied when he first started school always makes me wish there was something I could have done. Thankfully we moved away and he has had years of fun in school. When I was asked if I’d like to watch the movie “Contest” I wasn’t entirely sure because it deals with a teen boy being bullied at school and I wasn’t sure I’d like it because I’d see what I didn’t see when my son was getting bullied. Thankfully I did watch it and enjoyed it. Course that doesn’t mean I did cringe, scream, yell at the screen and cry. I also laughed and smiled.

There were a few messages in this movie, one was learning that he doesn’t have to do everything alone and can ask for help. How many of you are still learning that lesson? I know I deal with this a lot, I try never to ask for help and then I feel silly when I learn it was just around the corner. Another is you never know who will end up in your corner or as your friend. Finally, learn to follow your heart, sometimes this means stepping out of your comfort zone which is NOT easy.

My older two watched the movie with me and really liked it. I don’t know if I’d recommend it for anyone younger than a teen because of the violence unless you are trying to find out if your child is being bullied. (hopefully they are not) I must admit I’d love to see the anti-bullying campaign like they have in this movie go towards all schools.

CAST: Kenton Duty, Danny Flaherty, Katherine McNamara, Mary Beth Peil and Kyle Dean Massey

DIRECTED BY: Anthony Joseph Giunta

SYNOPSIS: Bullied high school student Tommy (Daniel Flaherty) is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt (Kenton Duty), the school’s most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it’s so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah (Katherine McNamara), when he’s not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him?

DISTRIBUTOR: ARC Entertainment


RUNTIME: 88 minutes

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Matilda Jane Clothing Paint By Numbers Review & Giveaway

December 18, 2013 By · 20 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent an outfit in order to do a fair review.  There was no other compensation, all pictures and opinions are my own. 

As Denise DeMarchis (founder of Matilda Jane Clothing) would say, “It’s all about making a little girl… a little girl.” Who wouldn’t agree with a statement like that and want to take a peek of clothes that do just that. I must admit I loved so many of the outfits, the tops, the bottoms and of course the tiny little dresses. Girls these days are being pushed to wear clothes that are so much older than they should be looking and I love the fact she is trying to keep the Matilda Jane Clothing line for the innocent look.


Matilda Jane Clothing is known as the unpredictable clothing company because there are so many styles and you can mix and match everything, which is perfect for a girl. Denise, the founder and designer of these adorable outfits wanted to make it so moms and daughters weren’t fighting in the morning over what the child was wearing, no longer would a mom have to say “You aren’t wearing that out of the house.” Instead she wanted an outfit that would make a girl smile from ear to ear and have an outfit simple, yet cute enough to show off the little girl wearing it, not about all the bling and dazzle on the outfit and overlook the child. Here is the best part, if you like any of these outfits they can be made in little girl sizes, tween/teen and adult sizes so everyone can wear them.

Not only are the outfits cute and definitely different from one another, the packaging is adorable. The top and bottoms were in their own pink mesh bags (which happen to be BabyGirl’s signature color) with the words PaintByNumbers written across it as that was the collection we were reviewing. Currently Matilda Jane Clothing have four different collections: winter, Paint by Numbers, Good Hart and Heart-Soul-Pride. The cute thing about this is on each tag is a tiny Paint By Number picture for them to color as well, the only thing this outfit doesn’t come with are crayons/paints for it.

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Ballet Girl, age 10, got a cute Artic Ice Majorine top, this is an ice blue top with white stars and tiered layers, the ends of the sleeve have a poof effect which end at the elbows. This is about $39 and can be paired with just about any bottoms but we were sent the Madeline Benny Leggings. The leggings are a darker blue with the tiered bottoms. She said she absolutely loved wearing the bottoms because they were really warm. These were priced at $36 and we got to top the look off with the Lauren Rose headband, which is the dark blue headband with a blue stripped flower on top. She really loved it and I hope to get her more tops to go with the pants in the future. These would make great school outfits or something fun to get them for birthdays and/or holidays.

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Now to share some great news with ya’ll, they have given me a gift card to give away to a lucky reader. Will it be you? Who knows but maybe, enter the giveaway (rafflecopter) below.

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