Friday, December 21, 2012

Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000

I grew up in a family that didn't have dental insurance. That being said, we didn't go to the dentist unless something hurt! As an adult I suffer with the effects of neglected dental care. I have spent most of my adult years trying to get my teeth to look good and be healthy. Everytime I visit my dentist he tells me I need to get a power toothbrush. Having tried the Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000 for the last two weeks I understand why!
My teeth have never felt cleaner! I love the brushing technology, which comes from the oscillating, rotating and pulsating movements. One of my downfalls of brushing my teeth is not brushing for long enough. The Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000 signals you to switch quadrants every 30 seconds making sure you get 2 full minutes of brushing in!
I can't wait until my next dentist appointment in January. I'm sure my dentist is going to see a huge improvement in how clean my teeth are!
Oral-B is offering a $20 mail-in rebate on select power toothbrushes November 18 through December 31, 2012. Please for more information.
Learn more about Oral-B by visiting them:
At their website
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Modern Mom on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review.

Torani Syrup

I'm always on the lookout for ways to flavor my beverages. Torani Syrup is one of the best options out there. They have so many different flavors that you will definitely find the one you want. I love to add some Vanilla to my coke! It doesn require much and tastes delicious! Another great way to use it is in coffee. Add a little Pumpkin to your latte and its amazing!

Torani is available online at or at many local retailers.

A little information about Torani:

Since 1925, 3rd generation family-owned Torani has been crafting great tasting flavored syrups that coffeehouses use to make their flavored drinks taste so delicious. With over 120 flavors in Regular and Sugar Free varieties, Torani flavored syrups are perfect for flavored lattes, mochas, coffees, cocoas, Italian sodas, teas, lemonades, cocktails and smoothies. Coffeehouse professionals choose Torani flavors because they are expertly crafted and made with the highest quality ingredients, like natural flavors and pure cane sugar. The Sugar Free flavors have no calories and are sweetened with Splenda. Now, Torani flavored syrups are widely available at retail so you can easily create authentic coffeehouse quality drinks at home.

Now I'll leave you with a unique way I use Torani. It's a jello shot recipe!!

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 servingStrain 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!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Torani! All opinions are my own!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Kurrenci, the universal coupon

As editor of The Average Family it is my passion, job and duty to bring you the best deals available on the world wide web. We have all made it our mission to never accept the starting price on anything, and always search for the best deals. But, what if I told you there was a start-up that is changing everything and developing a way to get you the best possible deals WITHOUT the hunting, cutting and spam! I am happy to introduce you to the internet’s very first universal coupon.

Here’s how it works... You sign up for a free account. Next, you fund your account the same way you would with paypal, accept with Kurrenci there are more options and it’s way easier and fun. Then, you visit any shop that accepts Kurrenci, or you can simply search by product on When you’re ready to checkout, you will see the amazing discount you get by paying with Kurrenci! The store owner makes your dollar worth more! Some days your dollar will be worth 1.15, some days 1.50 it all depends on what rate the store owner sets it to. But it can only go up! So you are basically always getting way more bang for your buck, without the coupon! It’s more valuable money!
At first this sounds too good to be true, but it’s not, they already have several sites accepting Kurrenci! See skincareheaven, babybot, voilaccezzories, babybot and others!

So go to today, and sign up for your free account!

Disclosure: I will receive a credit for this post. All opinions are my own.