Thursday, November 21, 2013

Peeps not just for Easter


Peeps. Is there anyone out there that has never had one of those delicious sugar-covered marshmallow ducks? I know my children just LOVE those things. And, almost since their inception, they have never changed a bit. Oh, sure, they've gone from the classic yellow to multi-colored varieties, but they still remain the same, sugar-on-sugar sweetness that all children love.

Image9     Now, for Christmas, Peeps has decided to shake things up by releasing all new Holiday Peeps. They are still sugar-covered marshmallows, only now with exciting flavors just for the holidays.

     The first ones I tried were the Gingerbread Flavored Men. They start off with that classic cinnamon spice, followed immediately by a sweetness that brings it to a more bearable level. I found myself licking my lips and feeling like I just ate a gingerbread man cookie. And here I sit and think, have Peeps gone gourmet?

     Then I cracked open the Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Flavored Chicks. One bite of these and my sweet tooth was deeply satisfied. The minty candy cane flavor, followed by that sweet chocolate, combined with the marshmallow...mmm...I've got to go eat another one right now….

     ...And I'm back. Unfortunately, I don't have any new flavors to try now. The gingerbread men ones are, by far and away the best Peeps I have ever tasted. Besides the two flavors listed here, they also have Milk Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookie Flavored Chicks, Chocolate Covered Mint Trees, Chocolate Mousse Reindeer, Trees, Snowmen, Peppermint Stars, a Rainbow Pop, and the Santa Mix Chick House.

Image5Most of these are the classic Peeps flavor you know and love, only in fun holiday shapes and colors (and the Rainbow Pops would make perfect stocking stuffers), and others are flavored or dipped in delicious chocolate. The only problem? It's so hard to eat more than one.


And now for the good stuff your just dieing to find out, the What and Where. What Holiday Peeps are available, and where can I get them?….

PEEPS® holiday offerings include:

  • New Sugar-Cookie Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Milk Chocolate (3 ct)
  • Gingerbread Flavored Gingerbread Men (6 ct and New 3 ct)
  • Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Chicks (3 ct) Image10
  • Chocolate (milk or dark) Covered Mint Flavored Marshmallow Trees (individually wrapped)
  • Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer (6 ct)
  • Trees (3 and 9 ct)
  • Snowmen (3 and 9 ct)
  • Peppermint Flavored Marshmallow Stars (9 ct)
  • Christmas Rainbow Pop (4 ct)

These celebratory treats can be found nationwide at grocery and drug stores, PEEPS & Company retail stores or at

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Book Review: Truce (Neighbor from Hell)


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by R.L. Mathewson

Book description: Elizabeth knows what’s expected of her, perfection. She’s the daughter of an Earl and expected to marry well, say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she’s dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis that she hasn’t seen in over fourteen years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind even as he steals her heart.
He hated her.
At least, he tried to hate her, but it was so damn difficult to hate someone that he couldn’t live without. He tried to ignore her, tried to focus on anything but her, but nothing worked. Somehow she made her way into his heart and started to make him want things that he never thought possible, made him smile and laugh even while she drove him out of his mind and started a legacy by turning him into…..
A Bradford.
Author's Note: This is first and foremost a historical novel. This novel is written differently than the other Neighbor from Hell books. Truce is about a man who takes everything too damn seriously and can’t let go of the past until the woman that he would love to hate comes back into his life and brings out the Bradford within.

My Thoughts: I absolutely love R.L. Mathewson’s Neighbor from Hell series. The Bradford men are flawed but real and most importantly loyal and loveable. So when I had the chance to read Truce, the beginning of the Bradford’s I jumped at the chance to read how it all began. Even though this is a historical novel R. L. still manages to draw her loyal readers of the series in to the story and makes you laugh right along with the characters and most importantly fall in love with another Bradford man. If you take anything away from my fan girl ramblings is stop what you are doing right now and buy this series. Go now. I will wait. Trust me you wont regret it!

Neighbor from Hell books in reading order:

  1. Playing for Keeps: A Neighbor From Hell Novel
  2. Perfection: A Neighbor From Hell Novel
  3. Checkmate: A Neighbor From Hell Novel
  4. Truce: The Historic Neighbor From Hell Novel

Read more about R.L. Mathewson and her books (because her other series’ are just as good) visit her website:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Gift giving with ChapStick


It’s time to jingle your way into the joyful holiday season! I know I knowMoisturizer Chapstick Blister Card KL its early November but Christmas is around the corner and Chapstick has stocking stuffers and small gifts covered!

New festive ChapStick offerings are guaranteed to get lips mistletoe ready. ChapStick is launched limited-edition holiday-inspired varieties and collector’s edition ornament and holiday tins on November 1st at retailers nationwide.

The seasonal favorite Candy Cane, is back by popular demand and a new decadent seasonal flavor, Gingerbread Kiss.


ChapStick Holiday Tins come in eight colorful and fashionable designs and are a great gift to use year round, to store your ChapStick, or anything else! 


Chapstick_RoundTin_groupAnd ChapStick® Collector’s Edition Ornament Tins are cheerful tree decorations or gift adornments available in three festive designs – Red, White & Sparkle, Candy Cane Swirl and Red, White & Blue Candy Cane – each tin contains three ChapStick® Candy Cane seasonal varieties.

I received a review sample of the Candy Cane flavor ChapStick in a Ornament tin and Holiday tin. They were beyond cute and perfect as a gift for the babysitter or teachers. I plan to pick up a few more for stocking stuffers and I defiantly want to try the Gingerbread Kiss flavor!

Check out the other special tin designs and where you can find them at ChapStick’s Website  or ChapStick’s Facebook page


Disclosure: “The ChapStick® product and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.”