Thursday, November 10, 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 just for voting!

Melissa & Doug informed me about this giveaway!

Torani Syrup

Like most people, I love my morning cup of coffee. It can be an expensive habit because I love specialty coffees. I have a hard time finding flavored coffees that I like. Either they are too sweet, too strong, not strong enough or they just taste bad!! This means I normally buy my coffee at a coffee shop! Now this is about to change.

I’m a member of SheSpeaks Blogger Society and was recently asked if I wanted to try, and review, some Torani Flavored Syrups. Of course I wanted to try it but I was skeptical about if I would like it. I’ve used Torani Syrup before but only in a jello shot recipe.

I was sent 2 bottles of Torani Syrup. One was Sugar Free Vanilla and the other was Pumpkin Pie. I was also sent 5 FREE coupons for Torani Syrup. I’m planning a giveaway soon so look out for it in the next couple of weeks (after my cruise to cabo!).

This morning I brewed my coffee, added some cream and a little of the Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup. Wow! It tastes amazing. Just the right amount of Vanilla and it’s not too sweet. I think I’ve found my new morning cup of coffee. An added bonus is that the Sugar Free Syrups have zero calories.

With over 120 different flavors to choose from I’m going to be concocting a lot of different drinks with Torani Syrup. It can be used to make coffees, lattes, alcoholic beverages, Italian Sodas and more!

Check out my review on the SheSpeaks website.

Torani can be found at many different locations. Receive 10% off when you order at using promo code shespeaks.


I use Torani Syrup to make this jello shot recipe. It’s a hit at every party I attend!

1 Large Cherry Jello package
2 cups boiling water
¾ cups Torani Crème de Cacao
¼ cup vodka
1 cup White Rum
Magic Shell
1 jar maraschino cherries
Whipped Cream
Jello Shot containers (I use 2 oz plastic soufflé cups)

24 hours before preparing(If you’re short on time then you can skip this step)
Strain the cherries leaving about ¼ of the juice in the jar. Fill the jar with white rum. Place cherries in refrigerator overnight.

Preparing Jello Shots at least 3-4 hours before serving
Strain the Maraschino cherries and rum mixture into a measuring cup/bowl. Add rum to the mixture until it measures 1 cup.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add jello. Mix until jello is dissolved. Stir in the 1 cup of rum that you measured out, ¼ cup of vodka and ¾ cups of Torani Crème de Cacao.

Pour mixture into jello shot containers. Fill the containers about ¾ of the way. Place 1 cherry in the middle of each jello shot.

Refrigerate jello shots until they are firm.

Immediately before serving pour a thin layer of Magic Shell on each jello shot. Put them in the freezer for about 20-30 seconds OR until Magic Shell is hard. Put a small amount of whipped cream on each one and serve!

A big thank you to SheSpeaks and Torani for the free syrup. All Opinions are mine.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Old Navy Activewear

I was chosen to participate in the Old Navy Sample And Share "Get Fab & Fit in Active by Old Navy!" program through Crowdtap. Since I have been going to the gym regularly trying to get in shape I was thrilled with this opportunity.

Crowdtap sent me a package that included 2 coupons. One for me and one for a friend. Each coupon was worth a free activewear top and a free activewear bottom. I gave my friend a coupon and then I went shopping with mine.

My shopping adventure took place on a Saturday morning. It was perfect because I was kidless for the day. I tried on several pairs of pants and was extremely impressed with the fit. Personally I think they make my legs look really good. Next it was time to shop for a top. There were several to choose from but I knew the one I wanted when I saw it. The neckline is different then most activewear tops so it has a dressier look to it.

It was so fun to go to the register to pay and not have to pay anything. The look on the cashiers face is priceless.

Thanks Old Navy & Crowdtap for this opportunity.

I received a coupon for myself and one for a friend compliments of Crowdtap & Old Navy. All opinions are my own!