Sunday, November 22, 2015

Target's 10 Days of Deals! Save Big on Electronics Today

'Tis the season for saving. While many of us are gearing up for Black Friday, whether preparing to fight the crowds are catching online deals, we maybe missing out on some great holiday deals already in effect. 

10 Days of Deals at Target
This post sponsored by Target. All thoughts and opinions are my own, yours may differ. Some sale exclusions apply
Breakout those calendars and mark this one down, because today started Targets “10 Days of Deals” that offer consumers incredibly exceptional savings for not only holiday must-haves, but holiday necessities as well. Today kicks of Target’s “10 Days of Deals” with hot savings for the gamers, techies and entertainment lovers on your shopping list.

10% off electronics and entertainment

I just returned from Target where I enjoyed a hassle free shopping experience and saved on some top items on my kid’s holiday list. Today customers can enjoy 10% off gaming systems and video games* like Playstation 4 bundles and new titles like Minecraft Story Mode, Call of Duty Black Ops, Battlefront and more. 

10% off Gaming at Target

For the entertainment lover you can find televisions on sale with an additional 10% off savings, movies, music and books!

Electronics Sale One Day Only

Techies rejoice, you’ll find incredible deals on tablets, laptops, routers, cameras and how about that Apple TV on sale for $69 + an additional 10% off (today only).

Laptop Sale

For a mom with three teen boys, this sale was a blessing. I saved on a new system, game titles and was even able to find a Wi-Fi extender to help enhance their online play this holiday season. I know a few boys who’ll be happy this holiday season and a mom who’s smiling because she was able to beat the rush and still save big! 

Our purchases at Target

Don’t forget that this deal ends today. Some exclusions apply, offer available in-store or online with promo code "LIST". Be sure to check out for the full list of offers.

Big Deals

Looking for your big deal? Keep an eye out for big savings come your way the rest of this week like, 20% off kitchenware. Need a new mixer for that holiday meal, Monday is your day to save. Need new PJ’s for the family? Well, Tuesday at Target, you’ll find 40% off sleepwear for the entire family. Visit for a full list of daily deals, and don’t forget to stack! 

Target Ad

Stack up your savings

Stack up on the deals this holiday season by using your CartWheel app and your Target REDcard. You can find and save on hot deals using the Target’s Cartwheel app and grab an additional 5% off your purchase by using your REDcard. 

Target’s “10 Daily Deals” are also available online for those of you who enjoy getting your deals from home. And Cyber Monday (November 30th) is going to be a big hit, with hosting their first ever site wide savings promotion. Use code CYBER15 for 15%

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Children's Tale for The Season: No Yeti Yet by Mary Ann Fraser (Giveaway)

The perfect gift this holiday season, No Yeti Yet by Mary Ann Fraser is a wonderful winter tale of brotherly love and adventure. 


On a snowy winter day, two brothers set out on a quest to find a Yeti. As they skate and sled their way across the landscape—unwittingly helped along by the Yeti they seek—the eldest brother patiently answers question after question, teaching his younger brother everything he knows about the mysterious monster. Parents will recognize the unique relationship between an older and younger sibling in the boys’ endearing banter. The short and snappy dialogue will keep young readers engaged to the very end, when the boys finally come face-to-face with the furry creature and an unexpected twist turns the littlest brother into the teacher, as he befriends the Yeti and shows his frightened big brother that it’s not really a monster after all.

No Yeti Yet is brought to life with beautifully illustrated pages bundle together with a heartwarming winter tale and the message never judge a book by its cover. 

Find No Yeti Yet, available now at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Peter Pauper Press.

Win It: One lucky reader will have the chance to win a hardcover copy of Yeti and a special “Yeti Rescue Kit”, which includes a plush orphan Yeti in box, plus a 16-page Caregiver's Manual with Passport, Medical Record, and Adoption Certificate

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Harnessing The Green Cleaning Power of Four Monks™

The new buzz in a green clean is vinegar, and unlike a lot of other green solutions, is one is truly multipurpose and works well. Over the past 2 weeks, I have been harnessing the power of the Four Monks™ to show what clean really is.

This post sponsored by Four Monks™. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and yours may differ. 
Four Monks™ Cleaning Vinegar is an all-purpose, non-toxic and environmentally friendly solution to nearly all your cleaning needs. It is simply made with distilled vinegar from corn, water and natural flavor.
I’ve really tried to embrace this new green clean, and have been using Four Monks™ on nearly everything. Do you have any idea how many uses there are for a vinegar based all-purpose cleaner like Four Monks™? I started simply by wiping tossing my old cleaner and using just Four Monks™ for wiping down surfaces like my appliances and counter tops. Doing some research I learned I really don’t need the harsh stuff anymore. The acidity in vinegar is able to kill numerous household germs and it is quite effective and loosening and lifting dirt off of multiple surfaces around my home, all without posing a threat to my kids or dog.

The spaghetti incident

Vinegar is an acquired smell and the Four Monks™ brand of cleaning vinegar offers an aroma controlled variety, but after you realize the power of vinegar you won’t give the scent a second thought. For example, my husband walked in from work informing me that the dog had definitely urinated on the carpet at some point overnight, and the carpet stinks! After a spot test, I cleaned the area and sprayed the rug down with Four Monks™. When the carpet dried all that was left was a fresh smell. No more urine odor and no lingering vinegar smell. I. Love. This. Stuff.

At this point I was on a mission, what else could I use Four Monks for? I think the question should have been what can I not use it for? I can spray Four Monks on my fruits and vegetables to clean them and remove any residue. I can spray it on my dog to make his coat shine. Dirty baby toys? Four Monks™ has you covered. Soap scum buildup in the tub? You guessed it… Four Monks™ will leave behind an amazing shine.

I’ve also begun to use Four Monk Cleaning vinegar on my laminates. I have had a very hard time maintaining them. The solutions I’ve tried on them have either been too soapy or left behind a waxy residue that just winds up making the floor look run down. A splash of Four Monks in my bucket and my floors are clean, without any build up or left over residue. 

I feel like I can go on for days about the numerous uses for Four Monks™ cleaning vinegar, but instead I'll just suggest you try it for yourself. I would love to hear how cleaning with Four Monks impacts your cleaning routine! 

Buy It:  Look for Four Monks™ Cleaning Vinegar at select grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide with prices starting at $2.49-$2.99 per 24oz spray bottle.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Victoria Fine Foods, Where Ingredients Come First (Review + Giveaway)

As a mother to five, I sometimes struggle with dinner. I like to feed my family the best and homemade is often the only way I find that possible. On the other hand, there are many nights I simply can’t find the time. Did you know a jar of marinara sauce can go a long way in creating a delicious and simple meal? The only issue in my opinion, is finding ready-to-eat sauce suitable for my dinner table.

This post sponsored by Victoria Fine Foods. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own and have not been influence. Your opinion may differ.
Victoria Fine Foods, is an authentic pasta sauce manufacturer based in Brooklyn, New York. They use a slow, kettle-cooked method to making their sauces, using strictly fresh, realfood/non-GMO ingredients. It's sauce with an authentic homemade taste, so authentic, no one really needs to know you didn’t make it. Do they?

Surprisingly, they were also a company new to me, and boy have I been missing out! Over the past two weeks I've brought three varieties of Victoria pasta sauces to my table and have incorporated it into some of my family's favorite dishes.

Roasted Garlic

Victoria Premium Roasted Garlic Sauce, is made with exactly what is own the label (whole tomatoes, garlic, onions, olive oil, salt, basil and spices) and the taste reflex just that. Have you ever had roasted garlic? This sauce embodies the roasted garlic flavor in every delicious bite.


My husband’s favorite, this spicy number kicks up their traditional marinara a notch, with crushed red peppers and just the right amount of sea salt.


Victoria’s all natural marinara sauce is prepared with imported Italian tomatoes, fresh onion, fresh garlic, fresh basil and Italian olive oil all slow cooked to homemade perfection. This delicious sauce uses no tomato paste or fillers, and you can tell just by looking at it. The taste is also spot-on. This is a sauce I am comfortable bringing to my table any night of the week and have no problem incorporating into complex favorites and the simple ones, like a cheesy gnocchi bake.

I mentioned earlier that a good ready-to-eat sauce is essential to our meal time during those crazy busy evenings. And so is having a simple recipe to go with that sauce.

In a rush? Try this simple cheesy gnocchi recipe complimented by Victoria Fine Foods, marinara sauce.

What you need:

  • 1 (24 oz.) jar Victoria brand Marinara
  • 12 oz. package of Gnocchi, if not preparing your own
  • 6 thin slices, mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare your gnocchi; add gnocchi to boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until gnocchi floats to the top. Drain.

Combine gnocchi, sauce and shredded cheese in medium size casserole or oven proof dish. Place sliced mozzarella over the top, covering

Bake in oven, for 5-6 mins until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Serve warm.

Victoria Fine Food pasta sauces are an easy and satisfying addition to your meal any night of the week. They are also dairy free, gluten free, vegan, kosher, vegetarian, no added sugar, peanut free, soy free, shellfish free and tree nut free. Making them perfect for just about anyone to enjoy! Check out Victoria Fine Foods online to learn more about their products including their lines of vegan, organic and specialty sauces and Italian products that will leave you more than pleased.

Buy It: To find out where you can buy these great product please visit the product locator. And Fellow Floridians please be advised, I found this sauce available at my local Publix and Walmart Super Centers.

Win It: Want to try this sauce for yourself? Enter below for your chance to win five (5) coupons each good for one (1) free jar of Victoria pasta sauce.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Gifts For Baby: Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3- in- 1 Adventure Course

Looking for a gift to grow with baby? Look no further than the Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3- in- 1 Adventure Course (MSRP $79.99). Perfect for babies 6 – 36 months, this 3-in-1 course help babies learn to sit, crawl, stand and walk. Entertaining them through all of their developmental milestones. 

The Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3- in- 1 Adventure Course has a lovable design featuring the cutest of sea creatures. It's three sections of fun, that join together for the ultimate adventure! The first section features a peek-a-boo door with rotating wheel, ball drop, stretch wall, clicker knobs and spinners.

The second section has a soft canopy for baby to crawl under and repositionable rattle link toy.

The third section has a fun octopus shape with pull-me-up handles that encourage baby to stand with fun sounds. There is also a neat ball drop, clickers and spinners. 

This removable and interchangeable course is filled with vibrant colors and stimulation that encourages used of fine motor skills, confidence and coordination. Even at that later scale of the age range, my little guy thoroughly enjoys dropping the balls down into the octopus and watching them roll out, activating sounds and playing peek-a-boo through the door.

If you’re looking for a gift that will encourage baby through all their big milestones, this is it! 

Find the Little Tikes, Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3- in- 1 Adventure Course at mass retailers like Walmart and Toys R Us or online at and