>U Mom Knows Best: November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I recieved a coupon from Bzzgent to try new Private Selection frozen food. When I went to the store there was choices like chocolate crossiants and cream puffs. I chose to buy the cream puffs and they looked wonderful. When I got home I open the box and was surprised that the cream puffs came in a resealable serving container. I thawed out the cream puffs on the counter top for thirty minutes. I then took a bite and they were wonderful with a smooth chocolate coating and a creamy custard inside.
So if you love cream puffs but not the work involved to make to make them,these are wonderful. They even taste better then my frieds homemade cream puffs.
You cn find Private Selection frozen food at Smiths and other Kroger stoes.
These opinions are my own as I recieved a coupon from Bzzagent to try the product.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I recently had an opportunity to promote a new toy call Fyrflyz. I was sent the toy to play with outside Toys R Us on Thanksgiving as the crowds waited for the doors to open. My son and I arrived at 8:00 PM that night and there was a line going around the building with eager shoppers. I started at the begining of the line to show how Fyrflyz works. The first person in line was a friend from church. She told me she arrived at the store at 4:30 PM and the line started forming at 5:30 PM,so shoppers had been there for quite some time and were in need of entertainment. My son played with the Fyrflyz as I talked to the crowds andhanded out info. This is a great toy to entertain all ages. I have five children ages 3,5,12,17, and 21 and they all enjoyed the toy. The Fyrflyz is like a glow in the dark yoyo that makes cool shapes as it spins. My teenager son thought this toy would be great at dances.
As I entertained the crowd,one person told me they saw the Fyrflyz on tv. Most have never heard of the toy,so I told them how it makes a great present for under 10.00.  One lady I demostated the Fyrflyz to was in line and needed ideas for her 11 year old son,so of course I told her to get the Fyrflyz. It was a fun night for my son and I to play with Fyrflyz. You can buy the Fyrflyz at Toy S Us of course.

The opinions are my own and recieved  the free product as part of a promotional program with Fyrflyz and MomSelect .

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Black Friday Fyrflyz Fun Campaign

I selected through Momselect in a cool campaign. I get to go play with a Fyrflyz toy on black Friday and get paid,how fun is that. I will be outside Toys r Us playing with the cool toy and showing people in line how the toy works. My fun job will be to persude people to buy a Fyrflyz toy once the store opens.  So instead of shoppping with crowds,I will be entertaing them. I can't wait!

I will received the free product as part of a promotional program with Fyrflyz and MomSelect.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Torani peppermint mochas

I help make the coffee at my church and was thrilled to be given a oppoortunity to sample Torani syrups with She Speaks. I thought what a great product to put on our coffee table for our members. I recieved the peppermint flavor from Torani and thought of peppermint mocha drinks. That Sunday I placed the peppermint Torani on the coffee table next to a bottle of creamer and chocolate syrup. I also made a card with the amounts to put in the coffee to make the peppermint mochas.
I wanted to respect members and vistors privacy,so I did not take pictures of any people. I stood by the coffee table and had fun watching people make drinks. Our church loves coffee and we drink about six carafes every Sunday. The members also love different flavors in their coffee and we offer several flavors of creamers on the table. The Torani peppermint was perfect for the season as those high price coffee places offer peppermint drinks right now.  The church members loved having peppermint mochas available to drink and were amazed at how easy they were to make with the Torani syrup. My recipe was one cup of coffee, two pumps regular creamer,two squirts chocolate syrup, and two pumps Torani peppermint syrup.  This made a wonderful peppermint mocha and tasted like those over priced drinks you can buy, but mine was much cheaper.
I love that Torani offers over 120 different flavors to make drinks taste great. Drinks like coffee,tea, and even soda will "sing" with Torani syrup in it. I cant wait for summer to try the fruit flavors in my ice tea. Go to Torani.com for a full list. Here in Albuquerque,New Mexico you can purchase Torani at Cost Plus World Market for the best selection. Walmart,Smiths,and Sunflower market sell a couple of flavors.
 Disclaimer: I received the above products at no cost from SheSpeaks.com and Torani per my review….but my review is honest and my opinions are my own. I did not receive any other monetary or product compensation for this review.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peppermint Mochas

Hey Cottonwood church people! I got in on a wonderful blog opportunity with Torani and She Speaks. They sent me some syrups to review and I will be bringing the pepermint one to church tomorrow along with some chocolate syrup. You will have the chance to create peppermint mochas at the coffee table. You could also try some in tea, for the tea drinkers. After church come back to my blog and let me know how you liked the product. I would also love for you to follow my blog so I can get in more great opportunities like this.  Just click on Join this Site on the right of my page.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

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

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Labor of Love

I love pumpkin and decided to cook a pumpkin. That is where the labor came in,as I did not realize what was in store for me. I cut up the pumpkin into pieces and scraped out all the seeds and gunk. Then I cooked the pieces in a pot of boiling water. That took a while as the pumpkin was quite big. After that I peeled away the skin and pureed the pumpkin. I then made some of the pumpkin puree into a wonderful soup in which I put cheese and toasted walnuts on top. I also toasted the walnuts. The rest of the puree went in bags to be frozen for pies. After about 3 hours I had 4 bags of pumpkin puree for pies and 4 bags of soup for one.

I also had a messy kitchen that I had to clean.

Next time I will buy the can pumpkin. Some things are not worth the work.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hellmanns turkey challange

Now it's turkey's turn.

With the holidays right around the corner, Hellmann's® is continuing their mission against mealtime monotony by encouraging moms to re-think their main dish meals and leftovers. And this time, they've enlisted the help of an expert on all things food, Chef Bobby Flay! Together, they are offering easy, delicious recipes, such as Turkey Casserole, that are great for the busy holiday season.

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle to join the Hellmann's® Turkey Challenge each week at Hellmanns.com* as Turkey Casserole goes head-to-head with other tasty, juicy turkey recipes, like Bobby Flay's "Stuffing" Crusted Turkey Cutlet. All you have to do is cast your vote for your favorite to be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four $250 grocery gift cards each week.** If there are more than 10,000 entries, the prize value doubles to a $500 grocery gift card

Go to Hellmanns.com to vote and enter the sweepstakes

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

Monday, November 7, 2011


Today was Targets 90% off  holloween sale day. What a lot of fun it was. This are the items I was able to find. I was also able to get the two little ones costumes. One choose a airplane and the other Star wars. So if you want costumes for next year now is the time to go to Target. The sale ends tomorrow.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


A great site to check out.


Check out this link to learn more about Pam and print a coupon.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I got a wonderful surprise today from She Speaks. They sent me two Torani flavored syrups to try. I received peppermint and salted caramel along with a recipe book. I had to make a latte with the salted caramel as it sounded wonderful. I added the salted caramel Torani sryup to my coffee with milk. I then added the same syrup to my milk frother and put that on top of my coffee.  My little one tasted the froth and enjoyed it.
I will be bring the peppermint Torani syrup to my church on November 13th to put out on the coffee bar. People will be able to sample the Torani with their coffee and make wonderful drinks like peppermint mochas. For the tea drinkers,they can make peppermint tea.

Torani makes 122 different flavors of syrups like chocolate,peanutbutter,caramel,and fruit flavors. There is even bacon flavor. Everyone will find their favorite to make wonderful drinks and desserts. For a complete list go to http://www.torani.com/home/products

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