Come join us for the #CottonelleRoutine Twitter Party! #CBias #Shop

This is a sponsored post inviting you to join us for the #CottonelleRoutine Twitter party on July 31, 2013 from 12-1 pm EST.We’ll be talking about ways to streamline and simplify your cleaning routine!!  I know I’m always up for ways to spend less time cleaning- especially in the bathroom!  I hope you’ll join me, @brettbmartin and my cohost @formulamom for the party!


Join in the #CottonelleRoutine party for fun conversation

and chance to win great prizes! 5 $100 Target Gift Cards!

Follow along and join in by following #CottonelleRoutine TweetDeck and our Party Host Twitter List!

Find help and tips to set up a custom view of our #CottonelleRoutine party via this link:

RSVP Below!!


#CottonelleRoutine Twitter Party Sweepstakes Official Rules


1. Eligibility. The #CottonelleRoutine Twitter Party Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States, who have a Twitter account, and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Collective Bias, Inc. (“Sponsor” and “Administrator”), Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and their affiliates, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited.  If you do not have a Twitter account, it is free to create one at

2. Agreement to Official Rules. Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

4. Submission Entry Period. Entrants may make submissions via Twitter following guidelines outlined in How to Enter (“Entry”) between the hours of 12:00 pm (noon) – 12:55 pm ET on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (“Entry Period”). Date and time can change based on Twitter’s status. If date and time are changed entrants will be notified via Twitter using appropriate hashtag (#CottonelleRoutine).  Sponsor’s clock is the Sweepstakes’ official clock.

5. How to Enter: Enter by RSVPing for the Twitter party at #CottonelleRoutine party via this link:, be actively participating in the party and by using the hashtag #CottonelleRoutine. To be eligible to win prize(s), Sweepstakes entrants must submit a tweet during the Entry Period using #CottonelleRoutine hashtag.  Sponsor, may disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it believes, in its sole and absolute discretion that your Submission fails to conform to these Official Rules.

6. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value and Odds of Winning. Prizes will be limited to five (5) $100 Target Stores gift cards to be given away during the 1 hour duration of the party on July 31, 2013.  Total value of all prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes is $500.  All winners will be chosen using from the RSVP link and the active tweets during the party.  Winners must be present and participating in the party using the hashtag #CottonelleRoutine at the time that they are drawn as a winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and active tweets during the party. Winner will be notified via Twitter @ message by @formulamom during the party on July 31, 2013 and must respond to @formulamom within 5 minutes of being selected to claim their prize.

a. All Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All Prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with their Prize, the Sponsor may elect, to provide such Winner with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.

b. There is a limit of 1 (one) prize per household during the party.   Prizes will be shipped within 4-6 weeks following the end of the Sweepstakes.  Each gift card is subject to the terms and conditions set forth on the gift card.  Each gift card is redeemable for merchandise only and will not be redeemed or exchanged for cash, except where required by law. Each gift card will not be replaced or replenished if it is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or used without your permission and will be voided if altered or defaced.  Winner is responsible for any taxes on prizes awarded.


7.  Limitation of Liability:  IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES (DEFINED BELOW), THEIR ADVERTISING OR SWEEPSTAKES AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. Sponsor and Administrator assume no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any cause, including any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user’s Internet Service Provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mails.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, their respective affiliates and related companies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and other representatives (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, use or misuse of a prize, participation, or inability to participate in Sweepstakes, any Entries or any Sweepstakes-related activity.  Releasees are not responsible for printing errors or for lost, late, unintelligible, misdirected, incomplete, damaged or garbled Entries or any other documents. Releasees are not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer, hardware, software, programming or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, network malfunction, or other technical failures or errors, or failure to properly process Entries; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, make Entries or other disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, or non-authorized intervention; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer by entering this Sweepstakes, whether human, mechanical or electronic. Releasees shall not be liable to any Entrant or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God; any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entities (whether or not they prove to be valid); equipment failure; terrorist acts; earthquake; fire; flood; war; explosion; unusually severe weather; hurricane; embargo; labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal); labor or material shortage; transportation interruption of any kind; work slow-down; civil disturbance; insurrection; riot; or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control.


9. Consent:  UNLESS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, A ENTRANTCONSENTS TO THE USE OF HIS OR HER NAME, LOCATION,  LIKENESS, IMAGE, ADDRESS AND/OR PRIZE INFORMATION and/or Sweepstakes entry for promotional and other purposes (including without limitation, commercial purposes) without further payment, except where prohibited by law.  By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail regarding the Sweepstakes.

10. Privacy Policy: Any personally identifiable information collected during an Entrants participation in this Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor or its agent and used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes as described in these Official Rules and in accordance with the Privacy Policy as stated at

11. Miscellaneous:   Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules or cancel the Sweepstakes at any time, at its discretion.  In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Twitter account by Twitter, who is responsible for assigning all Twitter accounts. Any false information provided within the context of the Sweepstakes by any Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, ownership of right or any other non-compliance with these Official Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the Entry from the Sweepstakes.

12. Winner’s List:   For the name of the prize winners, those interested print their name and address on a 3″x 5″ card and mail it in an envelope to:  #CottonelleRoutine Twitter Party Official Rules, c/o Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712. Specify “Rules” or “Winner List” on the card.  Winner List requests will only be accepted after the Sweepstakes end date (listed above) and requests must be received no later than August 31, 2013.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Twitter or Target Stores.  Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter.

Sponsor:  Collective Bias, Inc., 201 S. Main St., Bentonville, AR  72712.

Neutrogena Make-up Remover Towelettes FREE at Target

neutrogena-makeup-remover-towelIf you’re a beauty product lover, then you’re going to be thrilled with this offer! Head on out to your local Target and get 2 travel size packages of Neutrogena Make-up Remover Towelettes absolutely free after coupons. Here’s how this deal works:

Neutrogena Make-up Remover Towelettes travel size $1.97
$2.00/1 Neutrogena cosmetics item printable coupon
Final price = FREE after coupon

And don’t forget to print your coupon twice! After your coupon prints the first time, just hit the ‘back’ button on your browser to print it a second time and get 2 travel size packages of Neutrogena Make-up Remover Towelettes for free.

Don’t miss the other store deals I’ve posted for even more great savings!

Thanks Freebie Spot!

The stairs, NYC, Soleil Moon Frye and Target. #feedthefamily (recipes inside)

target feed the family with soleil moon frye

That is my beautiful niece, with me in the yellow top, Soleil Moon Frye, and all 3 of my kidlets in the front.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend Target’s Feed the Family event in New York City.Target showcased all different ways to feed your family- all with Target products- from the recipes, to ingredients, to cooking utensils, accessories, and even what to eat it with!  It was a really fun event and I have to tell you, I am a die-hard Target shopper, and apparently hadn’t ever realized just how much Target has to offer to Feed our Families.  From elaborate breakfast spreads to fantastic dessert ideas…and everything in between (and including wine, in some states…not CT!), Target really does offer just about everything you need.

Early in the morning the day of our trip, the dog woke up.  Trying to be quiet and sneak down the stairs so I didn’t wake the kids, I went down the stairs backwards…and missed the last 2 steps.  I landed on my right upper arm onto an outer corner of the wall…and was unable to move my arm with out a LOT of pain for a very long time…but I wasn’t about to miss a chance to hang out at the Target studios in NYC nor was I going to miss meeting Soleil Moon Frye…so I took some Alleve, tucked extras in my bag, and pushed onward through the pain.


blueberry strata recipe

Recipe for Blueberry Strata


Not the PB&J I grew up with !! Brown rice crackers, hummus and raisins!

turkey and cheese sushi recipe

Turkey and Cheese Sushi

This may be my new favorite way to serve lunch (not sandwiches!)

stuffed shell lunch recipes

Stuffed Lun-Shell Recipes

and Dinner:

Target sells wine. Other things too but in some places, you can buy wine at Target.

orange chicken recipe

Quick Orange Chicken Recipe

We played and we crafted.  Or the kids did.  I was having so much fun browsing all the booths!


Target® created the expanded food layout in response to research and feedback from guests who requested more fresh food selection in the convenience of their local Target store. The new and enhanced store redesign allows Target stores to further serve as a one-stop shopping destination for busy guests who can now complete their grocery list or pick up tonight’s dinner during their regular Target shopping trip.

Nearly 1,000 Target stores currently offer an expanded food layout. At these Target stores, approximately 10,000 square-feet is dedicated to a vast array of fresh food choices, including a curated assortment of fresh produce (e.g. bananas, seasonal fruit, berries, baby carrots and bagged lettuce), fresh meat (e.g. ground beef, chicken and pork) and pre-packaged baked goods (e.g. dinner rolls and pies), in addition to dry and frozen offerings. By the end 2012, approximately 1,100 Target stores will offer the expanded fresh food layout.

The expanded food layout provides guests with nearly 90 percent of the food categories available in a SuperTarget store. Target’s stores with an expanded assortment of food offer a selection of national food brands, as well as award-winning Target owned brands including Archer Farms® premium foods, Market Pantry® value staples and meal options and Sutton & Dodge™ premium quality USDA Choice beef.

With the expanded fresh food layout, Target guests are greeted with a bright, colorful and inviting open-market feel that clearly defines a carefully selected food assortment. Guests will find open-case refrigerators with fresh packaged meat and low tables featuring fruit, vegetables and baked goods.


We will be getting some of these containers and snack bags. So cute, so much fun, and no waste!

I got so many great ideas from attending this event- I kind of despise cooking sometimes because I feel like it’s the same thing over and over- especially lunches!  I have some FUN new ideas that will keep the kids happy and that they’ll want to eat this year!

I attended this event as a guest of Target.  I wasn’t required to write a post or share but I had so much fun I wanted to!  Plus, I met Punky Brewster! 

Summer Entertaining Essentials from Target

We do a lot of outdoor time in the summer, either just us or when we are entertaining.  We are often eating out on our screen porch, and are quite frequently found at a local winery as a family on Friday evenings with friends, they always have live music, a large grassy area for kids to play, and dozens upon dozens of families, couples, groups of friends gather to listen to live music and just enjoy an evening of music.  It’s really awesome.  I’ve spent the past year pouting at how so many of our friends have cute picnic baskets/containers and adorable dishes.

Well, they can pout at how cute MY dishes are.  Target has this Summer Catalog that’s just full of fun, vibrant dishes, decor, accessories and more to make this a Big, Honkin Summer and inside that catalog?  These cute dishes.  Which I have.  In my house.

Super cute, super fun, and super affordable!! (You can get them in sets of 12 online, in stores, they sell the dishes separately).  I actually love these so much I already got the beverage dispenser to match…and they match the cute picnic basket we have.  I just need some fun bowls now.  The kids are LOVING these dishes, although they keep asking why we can’t have fun dishes all year long.


As is so often almost always the case, Target is the destination for everything families need to make the most of summer. The summer entertaining assortment features bold graphics and vibrant colors on everything from tabletop pieces to backyard essentials and picnic must-haves to help you make the most of summer

summertime entertaining essentials

This summer, Target is helping you make everyday moments more memorable. In stores, you’ll find giant photos of beach balls, sunglasses and sand buckets that direct you to the colorful summer merchandise. An added bonus is that your kids will likely shriek in delight that there’s giant balls on the ceiling…and will want you to buy a beach ball THAT BIG, of course. Check out Target’s Big Honkin’ Summerizer to summerize your photos!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.

Best (and cheapest) Justice League Shirts I’ve Seen!

Imagine my surprise when at Target a few weeks back looking for underwear for the kids and I saw this package.  I grabbed it, because my son, age 4.5, eats, sleeps and breathes superheroes (with the exception of the moments during the day when he’s on a Star Wars mission) and I have found that most superhero shirts I find are either #1 crazy expensive #2 not in his size (ever, anywhere) or #3 far uglier than I want to pay money for.

But Fruit of the Loom has saved the day.  THREE Justice League TShirts: Batman, Superman and Green Lantern, for $6.99.  Three tshirts for $6.99.

These are located where the Boys’ underwear and socks are sold- not toddlers.  I grabbed a second package today in size 8 for him to grow into.  He’s wearing the 6 (a bit big) now but our store doesn’t have any size 4 shirts.

Just so you know, I’ve searched and searched for these online and haven’t found them anyplace except ebay where people are selling them for up to $12.00 each.   If you find them, grab them.  They are awesome.  Soft, tagless, and awesome.


FREE Reach Dental Floss at Walmart & Target (w coupon)

reach flossI’m so glad to find dental floss coupons out.  You see, my kids have decided its fun to floss, which is great, but they’ve also decided that floss is fun to jump rope with dolls, and other assorted nonsensical uses for floss and we are OUT of floss in this house!

Walmart and Target have Reach Dental Floss (55yd) for around 99c. Here is how you can get two of them for free after coupons:

Reach Dental Floss (55yd) $0.99
-$1.00/1 Reach Product printable
Final price: FREE!

Remember, since this is a coupon, you can print the coupon twice. Just hit the back button on your browser after the coupon prints the first time, then you’ll be able to get two of them for free. Some stores will make you split this into two transactions.

Thanks Freebie Spot!

FREE Revlon Beauty Tools at Target!

targetRevlon beauty tools like nail files, nail clippers, and tweezers for $2.00 or less at Target. Here’s how you can get 2 of them for free!

Buy 2 x Revlon Beauty Tools at $2.00 or less each
– 2 x $2.00/1 Revlon cosmetic item printable coupon (print coupon twice)
Final price = 2 Revlon Beauty Tools for FREE!

Bonus: This scenario can turn in to a $1.00 moneymaker if you also have the $1.00/1 Revlon coupon from the 4/1 SmartSource coupon insert. If you have 2 of these coupons, then you can pick up a third Revlon beauty tool and get a total of 3 for free!

Note: Some stores will require you to split this into two transactions.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Target Deals and printable coupons I’ve posted!

Thanks Freebie Spot!

Target Deal: 4 Free Revlon Beauty Tools

targetYou can find lots of  Revlon beauty tools like nail files, nail clippers, and tweezers for $2.49 or less at Target. Here’s how you can get 4 of them for free!

Buy 4 x Revlon Beauty Tools at $2.49 or less each
– 2 x $5.00 off 2 Revlon Beauty Tools printable coupon (print coupon twice)
Final price = 4 Revlon Beauty Tools for FREE!

Note: Some stores will require you to split this into two transactions.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Target Deals  I’ve posted!

Thanks Freebie Spot!

FREE 2 ozRenu Multi Purpose Solution @ Target

renuI love having trial sizes for contact lens solution so my husband can keep them at work and in his backpack for work- better to have it just in case, to be prepared!!  Contact lens solution is expensive! So do yourself a favor and go pick up a couple trial size bottles of Renu Multi-Purpose Solutions from FREE. Here’s how this deal works:

Renu Multi Purpose Solution (2oz) $1.57
– $2.00 Renu printable coupon
Final price = Free!

And remember, since this is a coupon, after your coupon has printed, hit the “back” button on your browser to print the coupon a second time to get two bottles for free. [click to continue…]

Target Freebies: Up & Up Floss and Foam Scrubbers

targetBe sure to include a stop at   Target this week because you can get some great health and household items FREE this week.  Remember, you can print each coupon twice for double the products. Here’s how this deal works:

Up & Up 55-yard Mint Waxed Floss $0.89
– $1/1 Up & Up oral care item printable (look under “personal care”)
Final price = FREE!

Up & Up Heavy Duty Foam Scrubber (sponges) 2-pack $0.99
– $1/1 Up & Up cleaning item printable (look under “household”)
Final price = FREE!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Target deals from Freebie Spot!

Thanks Freebie Spot!