Friday, November 19, 2010


This is one of those sales you can stock up on clothing! PacSun is taking an extra 30% off markdowns. (The extra discount shows up in your cart) Plus, shipping on ANY order is FREE through Sunday, Nov 21st.

If you happen to spend $75 or more, you can take an additional 10% off on top of that with code VISA2010.

The Disney Store has their Personalized Disney Fleece Blankets on sale for $12! Plus, personalization is free and so is shipping. Make sure you enter in code FLEECE to get the discount.

They have tons of cute ones, Tinkerbell, Toy Story, Cars or any other Disney Character, this would be a great present .**Offer for a limited time. So it can end when they decide.
Product Details

Personalize it, up to 10 characters, including spaces
Embroidered art
Arrives tied with a decorative grosgrain ribbon bow for a great gift
Polyester fleece
50'' x 60''

Another $10 off coupon for Beauty & The Beast

The $10/1 Beauty & The Beast Blu-Ray or DVD coupon is back! Just log in to your Disney Movie Rewards account or create a new account to print it out. I suggest doing this NOW before they run out again!

Deal Scenario@ Target : Starting 11/21
Beauty and the Beast Blu-Ray Combo Pack $24.99
Use $10/1 Beauty and the Beast printable
And use $5/1 Target Store 11/21 Coupon Insert
Final price: $9.99
There are two rebates for this movie are still valid as well:

 $5 rebate wyb Beauty and the Beast & 3 Cans of Campbell's Soups or Spaghettios

 $5 Rebate wyb 2 Western Bagel Products and Beauty and the Beast

Using these rebates, the final price for Beauty & The Beast DVD BLu-Ray Combo Pack is FREE!
The Campbell's rebate requires the original receipt, and the Western Bagels rebate asks for a copy of your receipt. You can find Western Bagels at Wal-mart in the refrigerated section.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Head on over here for a nice high value coupon for new Carmex Lotion

Need an Escape???

Head on over HERE for some very inexpensive getaways. LivingSocial offers one fantastic deal every day with discounts of up to 90% at local restaurants, bars, spas, theaters, and more.

Hamburger Helper Coupon

As the holidays approach and schedules get hectic, Hamburger Helper skillet meals provide a quick and easy weeknight meal that your whole family, from picky eaters to hungry adults, will enjoy! Head on over  HERE for a nice Hamburger Helper coupon -HURRY ONLY GOOD THROUGH November 30th!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

.86 Similac at Walmart & Target

Head on over to HERE to print a $3 off coupon for Similac (if you don't see it, use zip code 90210). The 1 qt Sinsitive Formula with Iron, Organic or Advance Early Shield is $3.86 (through 12/18 at Target). It is somewhere around the same price at Walmart.
* Even if you don't need this coupon, if you are headed to Walmart or Target, print it off and go set it by the product. Times are hard for everyone, and a tiny little gesture like that really will make someone's day!

1 Sale A Day has a pretty sweet deal on a Compact Flip Digital Camcorder!!!
* DXG-563V 5-Megapixel
* Ultra Compact Flip Digital Camcorder
* 4X Digital Zoom
* 2.4-Inch TFT Display
* 16MB Built-In Memory
* Available in 4 Color Options!

Retail Price: $199.99
Savings: (86 %) $170.00
Today's Price: $29.99

Didj game packs $29.99 with FREE SHIPPING

OH MY GOODNESS! is once again offering up an amazing deal! Didj gaming packs  (both include a Didj game) are priced at ONLY $29.99– down from $119!! Even sweeter, you can use coupon code Newsitedidj to score FREE shipping! Your final cost will come to just $29.99 (+ tax) shipped!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If you have never heard of Eighteen25, you really must stop by. There are 3 sisters that have the cutest ideas. The best part is they even have stuff for the "craft-challenged" (thats me). Head on over here to see how they put together this cute advent calendar.
OH MY GOODNESS! You have to head on over to Oopsey Daisy, she has the cutest idea for a skit with the kids on Thanksgiving. I am so going to do this. I have been wracking my brain as far as how to make this Thanksgiving extra special for my kids. This will definitely be something we will participate in!!!
If you haven't  heard of e.l.f. cosmetics  yet, they sell very inexpensive cosmetics products–with most of their items priced at just $1! Shipping is usually $6.95, but I found a $0.25 shipping code to share with you. Spend at least $10, and use coupon code 25FOR25
I am so going to grab some of these cute items to use as stocking stuffers for my daughter!

Kleenex Anyone????

You can snag some pretty inexpensive packages of Kleenex at Walgreens this week! First, there is a monthly Register Reward available on Kleenex– buy 6 boxes and receive a $3 Register Reward ( or buy 5 get a $2 RR or buy 4 and get a $1 RR)! Plus, you can combine this monthly RR deal with the Kleenex in ad coupon available this week to really score a sweet deal!

Here are a few deal scenarios…

Purchase 8 boxes of Kleenex, 200 ct $1.99 each = $15.92
Use 2 Buy 3 boxes, get 1 free coupons from 11/7 SS (regional coupon)
Use the in-ad coupon which will make each box $1.09 (will deduct $7.20)
Pay $4.74
Get back a $3 RR
Final cost ONLY $0.22 per package!
Purchase 6 boxes of of Kleenex, 200 ct $1.99 each = $11.94
Use 2 $0.50/3 coupons from the 10/3 SS
Use the in-ad coupon which will make each box $1.09 (will deduct $5.40)
Pay $5.54
Get back a $3 RR
Final cost $0.43 each!
OR (NO coupons needed!)
Purchase 6 boxes of Kleenex, 200 ct $1.99 each = $11.94
Use the in-ad coupon which will make each box $1.09 (will deduct $5.40)
Pay $6.54
Get back a $3 RR
Final cost $0.59 each!
(Thanks, Living-Laughing-Saving!)
*Remember if you dont have the coupons I am referring to, you can purchase some from Ebay or My Coupon Hunter.

Taste of Home Cookbook $5

Taste of Home has a $5 cookbook sale today. This only comes around every so often and these can make great holiday gifts. If you got the apron the other day from Target, how cute would these be together as a Christmas gift!!!!!!
Get 20 % off + free shipping with a $20 purchase with code: LST26, OR
Free shipping on a $20 order with code: LST02.
I tested this with 4 books and the shipping did not come off- so it might be $20 after the code. When I added 5 books to my cart and used code: LST26, the priced dropped to $20 total for 5 books shipped- or $4 each.
I tested shipping on just one book and it was $5.99- so it is a much better deal with a few books.
Head over to Taste of Home to have a look!

Hobby Lobby Coupon

Head on over HERE for your Online OR In-Store 40% off coupon!
1 Sale A Day has a pretty sweet deal today! Nextar Q4 Portable GPS with 4.3" Touch Screen Display, Text to Speech Technology, Lane Guidance, and More!

Retail Price: $299.99
Savings: (87 %) $260.00
 Price: $39.99
If you have an elementary school aged child at home, you can sign them up for a new online program called Read Today and encourage their reading by earning prizes. Anyone who signs up during the month of November will receive a FREE tub of Papa Murphy's cookie dough!

The Read Today program was recently started by the Deseret Media Companies and is aimed at increasing literacy in Utah families, particularly in young children.
It's not clear how this free offer will come- I'm guessing via email, but I'll keep you posted!
Thanks Bargain Divas!

Monday, November 8, 2010

 Here’s your chance to get your hands on a FREE Shutterfly Hardcover 8×8 Photo Book (a $29.99 value) just for simply reviewing a recent hotel, restaurant, attraction, or even the city/town that you visited on!
Here’s what you need to do…

(1) Head over to and click on the “Write a Review” button in top right corner.

(2) Decide whether you would like to review a hotel, restaurant, attraction or place.

(3) Write your review…you will be required to title your review and write a summary of the review with a minimum of 50 characters.

(4) Submit your review.

Keep in mind that you will receive several emails from Trip Advisor upon submitting the review. The first email will thank you for joining Trip Advisor (unless you were already a registered user). The second email will thank you for your review and will let you know that you’ll be receiving a promo code for your free Shutterfly photo book shortly.

Once your review has been published on Trip Advisor, you will receive a third email with your Shutterfly promo code (it can take up to 5 days for your review to be published so be patient). Also, keep in mind that you will be required to pay for shipping which starts at $7.99.
(Thanks, Queen Bee Coupons!)
Head on over here , complete the form and you’ll be able to print a Smartsource coupon good for $8/1 any Dulcolax Balance product.
 Head on over to Amazon where you can snag the 100 pcs Melissa & Doug Safari Floor Puzzle for just $3.88 + $1.99 shipping! The list price on this item is $12.99, so this seems like a great deal. …AND the reviews are all very positive too!

Hurry before the price goes back up!
There are a few good deals at Target this week, that I felt were worth mentioning......
Buy 3 TGI Friday’s Skillet Meals on sale buy 2 at $5.99 get one FREE

Total = $11.98
Use the $4/2 Target store coupon found here
Plus, stack with 3 $2/1 coupons from the 9/26 SS or new coupon from the 11/7 SS (if you dont have this coupon, you can head on over to My Coupon Hunter and purchase as many as you would like for .15 each) She usually ships them super fast too!
Final cost ONLY $0.66 each!

Prevacid 14 ct $10.49

Use the $5/1 Prevacid Target coupon (states $1 but prints a $5 coupon! )
Plus, stack with the $4/1 coupon found here (use zip code 90210)
Final cost: ONLY $1.49! This is such a good price fo Prevacid

Halls Cough Drops 30 ct $1.19

Buy 2 bags for a total of $2.38
Use 2 $0.50/1 Target coupons found here
Plus, use the $1/2 coupon from the 11/7 SS, or November issue of All You mag.
If you don't have this coupon, head on over to My Coupon Hunter and purchase some for .10 each
Final cost: ONLY $0.19 for 2 bags

Gas-X Chewables Extra Strength 18 ct box $3.99

Use the $3/1 Target store coupon found HERE
Plus, use the $1/1 coupon from the 11/7 SS
If you don't have this coupon, head on over to My Coupon Hunter and purchase some for .10 each

Final cost: FREE!

Toys R Us crazy Hasbro Deal!!!

If your looking for Hasbro games, Toys R Us has an AWESOME promotion available this week. First of all, head on over HERE to print the rebate form.
*It has been mentioned that a reader in Indiana found a coupon valid for $5 off the purchase of any combination of Hasbro games over $19.99 on a box of Frosted Flakes. Hopefully some of you will be able to find this great coupon too.
*When you purchase one select Hasbro Game priced at $10.99 (Trouble Twister, Operation, Connect 4, Scrabble, Battleship, Guess Who, Sorry, The Game of Life or Monopoly), you can score a FREE Chocolate monopoly or Chocolate Scrabble game ($9.99 value).
This discount will automatically be applied at checkout! You can check out all the details on page 28 of the Toys R Us The Great Big Christmas book or you can view the book online here.
 Only the select games listed in The Great Big Christmas book that are on sale for $10.99 qualify for the FREE Chocolate game. The Chocolate Monopoly and Scrabble games will count toward your $35 total (to get the $10 Toys R Us gift card)!!
Here’s one deal scenario (if you can find the chocolate games):
Buy (1) one Battleship or Operation Game $10.99
Buy (1) one Chocolate Monopoly or Scrabble Game $9.99 (FREE with purchase above)
Buy (1) one Chutes & Ladders $3
Buy (1) one Candy Land $3
Buy (1) one Ants in the Pants $5
Buy (1) one Don’t Break the Ice $5
Total = $36.98
Minus the $9.99 discount (for the Chocolate Monopoly or Scrabble game)
Pay $26.99
Get back a $10 Toys R Us gift card (for purchasing $35 worth of games)
And then submit for $11 worth of Mail-in Rebates
Final cost only $5.99 total for all 6 games above– just $1 each!

Here’s another deal scenario (without the chocolate game):
Buy (1) one Chutes & Ladders $3
Buy (1) one Candy Land $3
Buy (1) one Ants in the Pants $5
Buy (1) one Don’t Break the Ice $5
Buy (1) one Don’t Spill the Beans $5
Buy (1) one Cootie $5
Buy (1) one Memory $5
Buy (1) one Hi Ho Cherrio $5
Total = $36 (+ tax)
Get back a $10 Toys R Us gift card (for spending $35!)
And then submit for $16 worth of Mail-in Rebates
Final cost only $1.25 per game!!
(Thanks, Happy Clippings!)

 Today only at the Mattel Shop, you’ll snag FREE shipping on all Hot Wheels and Batman toys AND save as much as 60% off! This FREE shipping offer is valid on Hot Wheels/Batman toy orders only and applies automatically at checkout when Standard Ground Shipping is selected (excludes shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico, PO and APO/FPO addresses). Make sure you use Promo code: TXT201 at checkout to snag an additional 20% off your purchase!
Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh are offering up FREE shipping (No minimum!) today, 11/8, only. Plus, Carter’s is offering up to 50% off holiday apparel items. They have holiday dresses priced at $18, skirts and PJ sets priced at $10 + more. Also, the OshKosh deal of the day is Sporty Active Pants for $10. …AND don’t forget to check out the clearance section. I saw short sleeve tees priced at $2.99, dresses for $9.99 and more. Plus, if you spend $50 or more, you can use coupon code CUTIES to get an additional $10 off your order!
There’s two new coupons on
Save $1.50/1 California Pizza Kitchen Pizza. This is a pretty high value coupon, but hold on to it- we may see a sale soon that could result in some inexpensive pizza.
Also, while your over there, there’s also a coupon for a new game sold at Target. Save $3.00/1 “Pass the Popcorn” game. I actuallly picked this up and looked at it yesterday, kinda looks fun. I am envisioning how cute this game would be in a gift basket for someone for Christmas. Fill it with licorise and popcorn, and Viola!! There is also a  $3.00/1 Bendaroo’s coupon (find it in toys). My son used to beg for this when he saw the infomercials :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

For all of your Rite Aid coupon matchups head over to MOJO Savings
Toys R Us has an AWESOME new Hasbro Family Game Night rebate promotion! This rebate form should be available in all Toys R Us locations (usually in the game section) and is valid for purchases made from 10/31/2010 to 12/31/2010. You can check out all the details regarding this rebate offer on page 28 of the Toys R Us The Great Big Christmas book or you can view the book online here.

…AND this rebate offer gets even sweeter! Starting today, 11/7, Toys r Us is offering up a $10 Toys R Us Gift Card when you spend $35 or more on select Hasbro games. Plus, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders are on sale for just $3 AND you’ll be able to submit for a $2 rebate on each of them– making your final cost only $1! Also, Ants in the Pants, Don’t Break the Ice, High Ho Cherrio and Memory are only $3 (after the $2 rebate offer)!

Deal Scenario:
Buy (1) Chutes & Ladders $3
Buy (1) Candy Land $3
Buy (1) Ants in the Pants $5
Buy (1) Don’t Break the Ice $5
Buy (1) Memory $5
Buy (1) Hi Ho Cherrio $5
Buy (1) $9 Game (Trouble, Scrabble, or Monopoly)
Total = $35 (+ tax)
Get back a $10 Toys R Us gift card (for spending $35)
Plus, Submit for $12 worth of Mail-in Rebates
Final cost ONLY $13 for all 7 games– just $1.86 per game!
(Thanks, Clippin’ With Carie & Maven of Savin!)

For all of your 11/7 to 11/13 Walgreens coupon matchups head on over to Wild For Wags. If there are deals, she is the one to know.
For your 11/7- 11/13 coupon matches, head on over to Totally Target. She is a Target Superstar!'s Daily Deal


Today Targets' Daily Deal is this  Nikon Coolpix S203 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom - Red for only $75.00. It is regularly $139.99. That is a 46% Savings. Not bad if I say so myself!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Look how adorable this Thanksgiving set up is!!
Head on over HERE. Paperglitter has been kind enough to share with us a FREE Thanksgiving/ Fall Kit. You have to go take a look yourself to see just how darling her stuff is. There is a ton of stuff, like 20 pages!! She even has it so that you can customize and add names or whatever you want! Daily Deal

Target has a pretty sweet daily deal available today only! Currently, you can head on over here and snatch up a darling Felicia Damask Apron (available in a variety of colors) for only $11.69 Use promo code: Target10 These aprons would make the cutest Christmas gifts! You could make a gift basket filled with baking products and add this apron to it. CUTE! CUTE!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Old Navy Coupon

OOOH here's a good one! Head on over here and get yourself a 30% off coupon.
Ok, so I just have to do a post on this blog. I LOVE The Dating Divas. If you have never been over there, I totally suggest heading over and taking a look. It is a bunch of women who think of the cutest ways to spice up their marriages. They give you ideas for dates with the hubby. I cannot say enough about these girls. Go see for yourself.
Head on over here to take a look at the Sleep Over date........SO CUTE! has some Disney Wii Games that are up to $20 off, Oh how I love Christmas deals!
The Sale ends Saturday November 6th !!!!

The Toy Story Mania! game is only $19.99 ( reg. $39.99, savings of 50%)
Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey is only $9.99 ( reg. $19.99, savings of 50%)

Amazon is also having a Buy 3 pay for 2 sale on video games and there are A LOT of games included!!

Add three titles from the list HERE to your cart and the third game of equal or lesser value will be discounted at check-out. One free title per order.

Unfortunately the Disney titles above are not included, but with either sale you can snag some great deals!

Tylenol Sleep Solution Kit

This sounds kind of fun. The makers of TYLENOL® PM have designed a Sleep Solution Kit to help with your sleep needs and they are currently giving then away for FREE! Each kit includes:

* Sleep guide and journal featuring practical tips for better sleep

* Satin sleep mask to help block out intrusive light

* CD of soothing sounds

* Coupons worth up to $12

* Sample of JOHNSON’S® Melt Away Stress Lavender & Chamomile Lotion”

You can also print a $1 off coupon on the same page
This is such a cute idea for a great Christmas gift. Although, I would have a hard time parting with it.
Right now, you can get a FREE 8×10 Photo Canvas or $55.00 off any of the other sizes – Shipping is about $14.00. That is a HUGE savings! CLICK HERE to get started!
Payless has launched Payless BOGO – Buy One Get One Half Off Everything through November 14th. Plus, if you choose in store pick up you’ll get FREE shipping.

Plus, go through ShopAtHome and save an additional 8% cash back.
Here how to maximize the deal:
*Start HERE at ShopAtHome
*Log in or sign up for your FREE account
*Key in in the search box
*Click on it
*Choose your two pairs of shoes.
*At check out use coupon code 39287 to get an additional 20 % off. (case sensitive)
*Choose pick up in store for your FREE shipping option.

If you aren’t familiar with Ebates and ShopAtHome you can read more about how they work here. Payless ShoeSource© has an easy return or exchange policy. If your not happy with your shoes you can return or exchange them at select Payless locations. So, no hassling with return mail if your shoes don’t fit!

If your interested in seeing what coupons we will get this Sunday, head on over here!
Looking for something to do this weekend?!?!
GO HERE to print your coupon for $20 off your next game with 4 or more people from AMF Bowling
HURRY, there is a daily print limit!!!

Pink Friday @ The Mattel Shop!

It's Pink Friday over at the Mattel Shop! That means that today only you’ll snag FREE shipping on ALL Barbie toys AND save as much as 60% off! This FREE shipping offer is valid on Barbie toy orders only and applies automatically at checkout when Standard Ground Shipping is selected (excludes My Design, Barbie Styled by Me, custom surfboards and custom tees) and excludes shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico, PO and APO/FPO addresses. If you want to purchase other toys besides Barbie, keep in mind that you will automatically snag FREE shipping on everything in your cart (whether it is Barbie or not) when your order totals $75 or more
AND : Use the coupon code: TXT201 at checkout to snag an additional 20% off your purchase! 
Spend $50 or more on Barbie products and Use coupon code: DETANGLER1 to snag a FREE Barbie Bye Bye Bad Hair detangler kit! And yes, you can use more than one coupon code!

Here are just a few of the many good deals!* BARBIE Thumbelina Chrysella Doll $6.50
* BARBIE in A Christmas Carol Eden Starling Doll $8
(regularly $19.99)
* BARBIE Doggie Park Playset $10
(regularly $24.99)
* BARBIE Fairy-Tastic Princess Doll $11.50
(regularly $22.99)
* BARBIE So In Style (SIS) Stylin’ Hair Doll $13.50
(regularly $26.99)

**And to sweeten this deal further, be sure to go through ShopAtHome. You’ll snag 3% Cash Back from your Mattel Shop purchase…just login or register and then click through the link to make your purchase.

It's Mega Swag Bucks Friday........whehew!!!!!

Today is MEGA Swagbucks Day at! This is such a fun program. It's like a frequent flyer program for searching the web.You search the web anyway, why not earn prizes for it? I have cashed out lots of times for different prizes. Right now I am saving for a $20 Target gift card.

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day (MSBD), which means better odds of winning our BIG Swag Bucks denominations! Simply search naturally, and with a little luck, you’ll be winning large bills starting at 20 Swag Bucks and up.
Mega swagbucks is only on Friday but you can still win $10 to $50 Swagbucks any other day!
Not a member of swagbucks? Join HERE (you get 30 swagbucks for registering)
WOW!!! You can score an awesome deal on Groupon today! …AND if your kiddos are fans of Build-A-Bear, you’ll definitely be excited about this deal. The Chicago Groupon deal today is valid for $20 worth of Make-Your-Own bears for just $10 OR $25 for $50 toward any Build-A-Party celebration at Build-A-Bear workshop! This is one awesome deal… and one that I will definitely be taking advantage of!

Fine print: Limit 1/order or 1/party. $20 option valid in-store & online, expires 12/31/10. Reservation req’d for party (6 people minimum) by 3/31/11, use by 6/31/11. Shipping not incl’d. Not valid on New Party Package pricing or w/other offers. No cash back.
Heres how to get this deal!
*Go here and login or sign up for a Groupon Account (if you haven’t already)
*Under “visit more cities” (top of site) find Chicago (Illinois)
*Click on it (since this is a nationwide deal, it doesn’t matter if you don’t live in the area)
*Click on “Buy” and complete your order
*Online Vouchers will show up in your account under “My Stuff” and then “My Groupons”
*Print your Voucher once your deal has been processed
*Note: you will have to wait until the minimum number of people sign up, then they’ll charge your card and send you a link to print your Groupon.
(Thanks, Shopping Tricks & Tips!)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Recipe of the day............Orange Chicken

The sisters over at Sisters Stuff have some pretty amazing recipes. Like this Orange Chicken, it is amazing!  It sounds a little strange when you look at the ingredients, but I'm telling you ITS GOOD! In fact it is my husbands favorite dish.
FOR THE SAUCE (we usually double this because we love it so much)


Craft of the Day is..........Be Thankful Board from the Crafting Chicks

How stinkin cute is this?!?! Becky over at The Crafting Chicks has a super easy tutorial on how to make this little jewel! I LOVE IT! Head on over there, they have got some super cute and inexpensive projects.

This Saturday, November 6th. Wal-mart is having a Pre-Black Friday Electronics Event! So, you can check out a preview of this event here.
They will also have a few items you can only get in-store on Saturday Morning starting at 8 am. And the online deals do not have a start time, as of yet.
Some of the deals you can score starting Saturday are:
Compaq Laptop Computer $288
Vizio 26" TV $198
Sony PS3 Move and Console Bundle with a FREE $50 Wal-Mart Gift Card for only $399
Vizio 55" TV $898 (Normally $1098)
In store ONLY, you can grab a $50 iTunes Gift Card for only $30! Limit 2 Per Customer.
Also, Wal-Mart has a few of their offers already live!! Yes, that is right, you can grab a bunch of the crazy ones right now.
Last year, the Hogle Zoo did a pretty awesome promotion- Free Admission the last Wendesday of every month during the Winter! And, they have decided to do it again.
You can head over to the Utah Hogle Zoo on November 24th, December 29th, January 26th and February 23rd to get in completely free! Take your entire family.
(Thanks One Cheap Chick)

Hot cocoa gifts with a personal touch!

Create  personalized holiday gifts by mixing up batches of this easy hot cocoa mix and flavoring it to each loved one’s tastes. Package it in a jar or a holiday design Ziploc® Brand Container and for a final tasty touch, include a couple of chocolate-dipped spoons tied with a pretty ribbon.

1 cup instant nonfat powdered milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup chocolate chips, preferably semi-sweet
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mini marshmallows
 Recipient Directions:
 In a medium-size bowl combine the powdered milk, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and sugar.
 Heat 3 cups of water in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. When the water is steaming, whisk in the cocoa mixture from Step 1. Whisk until smooth and heated through, about 5 minutes. Divide the cocoa between 4 mugs and top each serving with some marshmallows and, if desired, serve with a chocolate spoon (see Chef's Note).
Gifting Options:
To make a wonderful gift or present for a co-worker, neighbor or teacher, put the cocoa mix from Step 1 into the bottom of a pretty 24-ounce jar. Next, layer the marshmallows on top, close the lid and use colorful ribbon to tie some of the chocolate-covered spoons to the neck of the jar. You can also put the cocoa mix in a holiday design Ziploc® Brand Slider Bag and the marshmallows in another and package them together in a cute box, such as a Chinese take-out-style container (you can find these at craft stores). Write the directions for fixing the cocoa on a label or a gift tag and decorate the box with chocolate-covered spoons. The dry cocoa mix will keep for about three weeks.
You can make different flavored cocoas by adding spices or other delicious ingredients. Simply stir the flavorings into the cocoa mixture in step 1. Here are some examples:
Mexican Hot Cocoa: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Spiced Hot Cocoa: 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Holiday Hot Cocoa: 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Ginger Hot Cocoa: 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Mocha Hot Cocoa: 1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
Peppermint Hot Cocoa: 1 teaspoon peppermint extract stirred into the hot cocoa as it's cooking with the milk (during Step 2). Or simply serve the hot cocoa with a candy cane, to use as a stirring stick.
Chef's notes
To make chocolate spoons, melt 2 cups of chocolate chips in the microwave by heating for 15 seconds. Then stir the chips and heat an additional 15 seconds until chips are fully melted. Stir 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening into the melted chocolate. Holding a plastic spoon by its handle, dip the bowl of the spoon into the chocolate mixture and place each dipped spoon on a wax paper-lined sheet pan to set. You can also sprinkle the chocolate-covered spoons with crushed candy canes immediately after dipping them for a festive look and flavor.
Allow the spoons to set for 15 minutes at room temperature and then, freeze them to allow the chocolate to harden. Use the spoons as stirrers when serving hot cocoa or wrap them in cellophane and use them to garnish a package of the hot cocoa mix when giving as a gift. The spoons do not have to be kept in the freezer.

Tai Pan!!!

OH how I love Tai Pan Trading! Right now ALL Fall Merchandise is 50% off......and if you hurry in to the store you can score this 18' turkey platter for $4.01, Reg: $9.97.

Crazy8 is offering a pretty nice price on their Christmas Pajamas for the kiddos. Head on over here to take a look! If you have never heard of them before, I totally recommend them. I really like the quality of their clothing.