Jenn is an  enthusiast mom blogger that loves her amazing 4 children and wonderful husband.  Jenn's also the creator or Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Pink Ninja BloggerMoms Vacation Spots, and Pink Ninja Media, where she helps brands and bloggers connect.

Spooky Chocolate Milk To Warm Up After Trick-or-Treating #TruMooTreats

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's almost Halloween and every year after we are done trick or treating we come home for a nice cup of hot cocoa.  Only this year instead of buying little hot chocolate packages we’re going to use TruMoo Chocolate Milk.  It’s not only easier to make it using TruMoo Chocolate Milk, it’s super yummy, and the kids love it because TruMoo is their favorite Chocolate Milk. Oh, and if you haven’t already seen TruMoo is rocking the AWESOME Halloween Chocolate Milk, along with the yummy Halloween Orange Scream! 

TruMoo Spooky Hot Chocolate 

Seriously, there is nothing better than a cup of TruMoo hot chocolate after a long cool night of trick-or-treating!  When it comes to my family, they deserve only the best – TruMoo Halloween Chocolate Milk!

Ingredients

  • TruMoo Halloween Chocolate Milk
  • Mug
  • Vanilla
  • Nutmeg
  • Marshmallows
  • Candy drawing pen
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)

Directions

  • Pour your cup of chocolate milk
  • Place in the microwave on until or about 1 min (or until nice and warm)
  • Add a small drop of vanilla
  • Add a sprinkle of nutmeg

  • I used a black candy pen draw the eyes on the marshmallows. 

  • Then you will need to cut the marshmallows so they stay floating the way you want them too.  If you leave, the large bottom on they’ll float the other direction.
  • Add Marshmallows

You’re finished, it looks super cute, and you can add a cinnamon stick if you like.  One of my children loves to stirt their hot chocolate with it, but the others three don’t.  It’s totally optional, and either way you have spooky chocolate milk that looks pretty darn cute, and is perfect to warm the body after a long night of being in the cold weather trick-or-treating.

If you have not been by to see all the other FUN, SPOOKY Halloween recipes be sure to swing by the TruMoo Pinterest page, and join all of us TruMoo fans by liking TruMoo on Facebook.  

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You're definably going to want to check out their Halloween Orange Scream flavored milk, and their Halloween Chocolate Milk for your upcoming Halloween event.  To learn more visit their website for more delicious TruMoo Halloween recipes.

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Texas Pete® Hush Puppies w/ Cheddar Cheese & Bacon #TexasPete

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

One thing I love about living in New Mexico is the hot green chili, it’s good!  When I was little I couldn’t eat anything hot, but as I grew older I started to enjoy hot green chili.  Naturally, I’ve had to experiment with other great hot flavors, like Texas Pete® sauces!  Texas Pete® offer fabulous Hot Sauce, but they also have wing sauces, Hotter hot sauce, a garlic hot sauce, CHA! By Texas Pete Sriracha sauce with a green pepper sauce.  Texas Pete® offers a nice variety of products that help improve the taste of every meal, but everyone should have a bottle of Texas Pete Hot Sauce with their condiments, because it’s great for adding to fries, hot dogs, soups, sandwiches, and even pizza.

Texas Pete is Donating $1 for Every Social Share, to Feeding America, BUT We Need Your Help!

Before we get too far into the post I wanted to tell you about something awesome Texas Pete® is doing, and how you can help!

We need you to share this post on your social networks, because they will be donating $1 for every social share BUT you need to be sure it includes the hashtag #TexasPete!  If you share, Texas Pete will donate $1 for every social share to Feeding America!

Neat right what a fun way to help Feeding America!  Be sure to share it all over the page with the hashtag #TexasPete!

Did you know it can also be used to make amazing dishes like red velvet cake icing?  I know I almost fell out of my chair too, but Texas Pete® Hot Sauce is more of an ingredient with a side of condiment, and really can be used with pretty much everything.

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How does Texas Pete® Hush Puppies w/ Cheddar Cheese and Bacon sound?  Pretty awesome, right?  I know just the name is making me hungry!

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YIELD: 3 dozen 2″ hush puppies

PORTION: 5 hush puppies

Everything you’re going to need:

  • For frying Peanut, grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cups White cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Texas Pete® Hot Sauce
  • 1 cup Texas Pete® Medium Salsa, drained, pulsed in food processor
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, thick shred
  • 1/2 cup Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • To taste Kosher salt for finishing

Let’s do this:

  1. Preheat fryer to 350 degrees or pour 4 inches of oil into a deep, heavy pot. Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pot and bring to 350 degrees over medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, garlic, Texas Pete® Hot Sauce and Texas Pete® Medium Salsa. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  4. Add cheese and bacon. Mix until just combined.
  5. Using 2 tablespoons or a #30 scoop, carefully drop balls of batter into fryer. Fry for about 4 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Transfer to paper towel lined sheet tray and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste. Serve immediately.

So what do you think?  Looks and sounds amazing right?

Since you’re probably going to want to start keeping your house stocked with Texas Pete® Hot Sauce, you probably are going to want to know where you can purchase it?  Lucky for us they have a place on their website to find Texas Pete Hot Sauce.

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Don’t forget to share, and use the hashtag #TexasPete If you like the sound of the Texas Pete® Hush Puppies w/ Cheddar Cheese and Bacon you’re for sure want to swing by and check out more of Texas Pete Hot Sauce recipes.

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Yes, we’re talking about Light Bladder Leakage with Poise!

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Huge thanks to Poise for sponsoreding this blog post – Yes we’re talking about Light Bladder Leakge with Poise!  We’re glad to be brining the subject up, becasue it’s not talked about enough.  All opinions are our own, but I think it’s not talked about enough.  Considering one in three women have light bladder leakage issues we should be more comfortable talkinga bout it right.

You’re almost done, and if you like the way it looks than you are, but I always like to do as Living Proof recommends and run my hands through my hair to give in a nice undone look.

There’s nothing wrong with feeling confident and prepared for each day.  Unfortunately, as we get older, have children, and deal with daily live things happen to our body.  Things we might not be comfortable talking about, BUT you shouldn’t be embarrassed to talk about things like light bladder leakage (LBL).  It’s unfortunate, but happens to more people than you might realize.

Yes, we’re talking about Light Bladder Leakage with Poise!

Hey, after I had my daughter I couldn’t walk without leaking, lol.  I tried to jump on a trampoline, and OMG I thought something was wrong with me.  I finally found a ways to bring it up to my doctor and learned it’s more common than I realized.

Rather than not talking about it I decided I would help raise awareness, and hope I help other women become more comfortable with the subject.  It’s okay, because one in three women experience LBL, which can be triggered by everyday occurrences, like:

  • Laughing
  • Sneezing
  • Exercise

We need to rely on feminine care products, or nothing.  UMM, sorry I’ll be using Poise, because there is no way I’m not going to use something for LBL.  As a leader in the light incontinence area, Poise offers a variety of liners and pads, which help to make things easier on us, because we can easily find the product that fits our needs.

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Poise® Microliner’s are thing, absorbent, and feature Super Absorbent Material to help provide you with discreet LBL protection, keeping you dry and comfortable all day like.  Poise has your back, they’re with you to helps you mange life’s little leaks with confidence.

Poise Microliners are the thinnest liners in the light incontinence category and are designed to absorb wetness, neutralize odor and stay three times drier than period liners.

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Starting your day can be different, rather than stressing on the “what if’s” in life, you can focus on the important things – family, friends, yoga, jogging, the gym, etc.  Yepie, no more avoiding the gym, or jogging with friends!  You can now meet them at the gym with confidence, and enjoy your time together without stressing LBL.

Be sure to swing by the Poise website here, and give the new Poise® Microliner a try.

Oh, and before I forget you can get a free sample when you visit the Poise website so you can try Poise before you buy them at the store.  Click here to visit the Posise website now.

5 Tips for Buying Pearl Earrings

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Whether you’re searching for an eye-popping accessory or just upgrading your jewelry collection at home, you’ll want to make sure that your pearl earrings are of the highest quality. Here are just five tips for selecting a pair that’s gorgeous and durable.

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1: Examine Its Surface

The best pearls are unblemished and smooth to the touch. Note that different pearls come in different shapes, so you shouldn’t judge, say, a Tahitian pearl for baroque-style asymmetry. Look instead for cracks, chips or scratches that visibly mar the pearl’s surface. For premium pearls, you can also insist on magnification to make sure there are no imperfections invisible to the eye, either.

2: Look for Quality Certification

AAA quality is one of the highest certifications in fine jewelry, though you can also go a few rungs lower for more affordable prices without sacrificing too much quality. Just don’t waste your time with anything below AA+ certification. Let AA+ be your cutoff when dealing with pearls.

3: Consider Color

Despite the popularity of the small white Akoya pearl, they actually come in a variety of colors. For example, the most famous type of South Sea pearl is the golden pearl, and Tahitian pearls can be everything from blue to black. Don’t limit your options based on what you think a pearl should look like. Explore all shades and shines for a pair of earrings that will make a statement everywhere you go.

4: Think About The Back

How do the earrings fasten at the back? Is there a hooking or latching mechanism? What kind of material is it made from, and what certification is it? Earring backs can differ wildly depending on the weight and style of the pearl, but if you like one kind above all others, you might be able to custom-order your chosen earrings with your favorite back.

5: Pick Your Extras

Unless they’re simple studs, many pearl earrings come with additional features like diamonds or semi-precious stones inlaid around the pearl. They might also be made out of 14-24K gold depending on the brand. When buying earrings with these extras, think about the cut, quality and longevity of both the gems and the pearls themselves.

These are just five tips for buying a great pair of pearl earrings. Visit sites like National Pearl (NationalPearl.com/Pearl-Earrings) for more options, including other branches of pearl jewelry that include necklaces, bracelets and pendants.

Get Out Of Taht Style Rut, Add Variety & Personal Style

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When you lead a busy life, it’s easy to fall into a style rut. You likely wear the same types of clothes every day, get the same haircut every couple of months and use your favorite makeup products over and over. If you’re ready to add some variety to your personal style, you don’t have to pay for an expensive, full makeover with a professional stylist. Instead, incorporate some of these simple ideas.

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Go Bold with Accessories

New clothes can make you feel like a new person, but they can also be very expensive. If you can’t afford a whole new wardrobe right now, mix up your look with trendy accessories. A little black dress will have a completely different look when you pair it with a chunky red necklace and shoes. Adding a scarf, belt or statement necklace to your favorite basics will give you a fresh new look without blowing your budget. Since trends in accessories are constantly changing, don’t be afraid to buy cheaper costume pieces. You can have fun with them without spending a lot of money on items that will be out of style next year.

Try Some New Makeup

It’s amazing what a new shade of lipstick or colorful eye shadow can do for your look. The next time you visit the store, pick up a shade you don’t usually purchase to mix things up. You can even try out different types of makeup to see what works best with your skin. Try out a modern airbrush makeup kit, experiment with false eyelashes or experiment with other products you’ve never used before.

Use a New Hairstyl3 ist

Even if you love your current stylist, it can be fun to occasionally see another stylist. When you make an appointment with a new stylist, you’ll get fresh, new opinions about what works best for your hair. It can be scary to trust your mane to someone new, so ask your friends or family members for stylist recommendations instead of randomly picking a salon. During your appointment, let the stylist know you’re not afraid to experiment with a new style or color.

Celebrate Summer At Bahama Breeze& Enter The #BBSelfie Contest

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s summer, and man it feels good outside.  The weather is perfect for a fun summer bash, with live music, and fun sounds that whisk you away to the Bahamas.  Oh, maybe a cocktail or five, or even better the Ultimate Pineapple drink from Bahama Breeze!  There is nothing like a Summer Beach Bash, and Bahama Breeze Ultimate Pineapple!

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Summer Beach Bash at the Bahama Breeze

The Summer Beach Bash is the new event at the Bahama Breeze, and it sounds like tons of fun.  If you enjoy live music that sounds will take you to the islands on a patio, a new cocktail drink called the Ultimate Pineapple.  This new signature cocktail is a frozen must have for the summer, and it’s served in a fresh cut pineapple!  If you live near a Bahama Breeze, please go and have one for me.

Celebrate the good times this summer with the fine folks at Bahama Breeze. Bahama Breeze is the summer desitination for good times! The Summer Bash runs from June 23rd until August 3rd, and remember how quick time goes by.  If you don’t hurry it will be time to get the kids ready for school again, and you will have missed the Summer Beach Bash.

Oh, and did you know on Saturdays The Bahama Breeze turns up the live music at their mojito bar.  You can choose your own fruit, rum, and even watch the talented bartenders muddle up the perfect summer cocktail for you.

Celebrate Summer At Bahama Breeze& Enter The #BBSelfie Contest

Oh, and if you think your selfie skills rock, than grab your camera!  Enter the #MyBBSelfie contest, and you will have a chance at winning some cool #BahamaBreeze swag and gift cards!  Pretty cool right!

Don’t miss the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash, and be sure to tell me how the Bahama Breeze Ultimate Pineapple is!

Leave me a comment and let me know if you plan on celebrating a part of your summer at the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash

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Paying Less For Gift Certificates

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Families that need to purchase birthday, holiday and anniversary presents need to remember that they have options for saving money on these purchases. The gift certificates and cards that people enjoy using are often expensive, but these cards are common enough that they can be purchased at steep discounts. The cards come in many forms, and there are certificates that make it easy for the family to save money on something that can be rather expensive when they shop at a place like www.DontPayFull.co.uk.

The Gift Cards

Gift cards are often sold at a 50% discount to the consumer. The gift cards will carry their full value, but the family only has to spend half the card’s value on the card. The best thing for the family to do is choose only from the cards that can be purchased at these steep discounts. Some people prefer to use these cards for their daily expenses. Some families can purchase gift cards to make common purchases, but they will only spend half the money on the cards. This makes it very easy for the family to keep their budget in check.

The Certificates

There are certificates that offer families the chance to go on a vacation, rent a hotel room or attend an attraction for a steep discount. The certificates that families find can help to finance the family vacation, give the couple a nice overnight stay and pay for an anniversary adventure the couple will never forget.

The Payment

People who are purchasing these certificates and cars are able to spend their money in any way they want. Some customers will find that they are paying for items in multiple forms. Split payments are acceptable, and the customers can use credit cards or bank drafts to pay for their new purchases.

The best way for a family to save money on these purchases is to use a site that offers discounts on traditional gift cards and certificates. The family can use these cards and certificates to pay for groceries or the traditional family meal at a restaurant. These same certificates can be given to members of the family who want to save money on traditional purchases. Savings that come from these gift cards are always welcomed in the family budget.

The gift cards people buy are going to become wonderful gifts for friends of the family. Other gifts cards are going to help the family save money for a special occasion.

Classic Fabric: What’s A Soft Coat?

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Hold On, Visit The St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you know someone looking for an amazing beach vacation?  Who doesn’t want a beach vacation that’s a little off the beaten path with places to explore, and fun waiting to be had?  St. Kitts Marriott offers some pretty amazing deals, like the Super Sand Dollar Offer. 

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Right now when you stay 4 nights you get 3 nights free!  OMG, I know right book 4 nights and get the 5th , 6th and 7th night free, that’s definably something someone looking for an awesome beach vacation should check out. 

5 Reasons I would LOVE To Visit St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Casino

I would love to visit the island of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino for plenty of reasons, but here is my top five.  I am leaving out a whole lot by only doing five, but I want you to leave me comments and tell me why you would enjoy visiting.  Yes, start thinking about it now, and don’t list anything I have already listed. 

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WOW, enjoy an all-inclusive getaway in St. Kitts for an awesome price guest get to enjoy a total resort experience with the one and only St. Kitts Marriott’s amazing All Inclusive Getaway.  It is complete with accommodation, food and fun at an awesome price. St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Toyal Beach Casino has a spa that I would love to visit! 

Who doesn’t want to get an awesome body wrap, mani and pedi.  Oh and I would love to just relax in my room and soak up the fabulous view from our room!  Sounds romantic, and fun! Totally a trip you could enjoy with anyone.

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I don’t know about you, but I could lay around and soak up the ocean view. I come from the desert, and cannot tell you how much I would love to find a perfect spot with my husband to watch the sun rise in the morning, and set in the evening. Oh, and a moonlit walk to gather, now that is my kind of vacation!

There is plenty of other palces to enjoy the view.  Discover St. Kitts Package and other great deals.

Snorkeling

Yes, I would love to go snorkeling in the beautiful water that surrounds the area.  I don’t even think I would care where, it all looks so perfect and compared to the desert it’s heaven.

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On and off water sports

This one is more to watch my husband.  I don’t think I would want to go Fly-boarding, but I know he would and I would totally love to watch.  Now I would be down for some Kite-Suring, and even stand up paddle boarding.  I love being on the water, OH and an off water activity they have that the hubs and I would love to do is the Sky Safari Tours zip-line tour. 

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So much to see and do

Go check out their website for yourself, I love the pool, the Peninsula, Brimstone Arch, EVERYTHING is amazing.  It’s the perfect vacation, whether you are planning on taking your spouse or headed that way with friends I am going to bet it’s a blast, and I am loving the colors of the water.  I would also love to spend some time with my camera, snapping some pictures.  Hey, what can I say I love photography and the landscape is like nothing I have ever had the opportunity to see through my Canon’s Lens. 

How does that sounds for a 4 night vacation, where you can add 3 nights for free? 

Learn more about the St. Kitts Marriott Super Sand Dollars offer and be sure to stop by the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino.  

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Corkigami Chair OR $500 Milkster Gift Card is up for grabs

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Corkigami Chair OR $500 Milkster Gift Card is up for grabs!  If you would like to enter for your chance to win one of these aweosme prizes click here.