Get Inspired with the David Bromstad Limited Edition Coffee-Mate Designs at Target

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Design star David Bromstad has partnered with Coffee-mate and Target, making a splash with limited edition bottle designs inspired by coffee and Coffee-mate.

The new David Bromstad designed bottles (French Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors) will be available exclusively at Target stores nationwide.

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I love me some Coffee-Mate creamer, but I don’t drink coffee, weird, huh? I actually love to use the creamer in my hot cocoa, it makes it so smooth and creamy. I find that hot cocoa with Coffee-mate inspires me to slow down and enjoy some of the simple things in life. I don’t know about your family, but it seems like each month gets busier and busier for ous. I like to have a cup of hot cocoa to slow down and have some “me time” by reading a book or watching one of my favorite HGTV shows.

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I find that we also can make fun family memories if we all sit around the table enjoying hot cocoa.  Sometimes we just need to schedule these family moments or they may never happen.   The whole family loves to add the Coffee-mate creamer, because it gives some flavor to our hot chocolate, the best thing is it comes in so many flavors. Most of my kids love the French Vanilla flavor, by my personal fave is the Hazelnut flavor. If you haven’t tried Coffee-mate in your hot cocoa I suggest you give it a try and take a break and do something fun for yourself.

For more inspired fun, snap a photo of the newly designed bottles and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CMInspiresSweepsEntry for a chance to win a year’s worth of Coffee-mate, $500 Target GiftCards, and a signed print from David Bromstad!

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Giveaway! You can win a Coffee Mate price pack that includes 5 mini journals, a pack of colorful pens, a coffee poster and 2 full-value product coupons.

How to Enter:  Just leave a comment on this post letting me know what what you love to do when you get a little free time.

Giveaway will close on Tuesday, August 26th at 10 pm PST.

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Target: Back to School Lunch Gear

Selena from How About Cookie here!  I’m back to share some of my favorite back-to-school lunch gear from Target.  I know; packing lunches may not be the first thing on your mind as you’re lounging on the beach with your kids, but as those Target aisles will tell you, school is just around the corner.  Feel free to keep up with my blog for meal ideas and bento-packing tips, but first things first: let’s talk lunchboxes.

You’ll need these essentials to make lunch-packing a success:

  • a sturdy food container
  • an insulated thermos for hot food
  • insulated lunchbox
  • ice pack
  • water bottle

The back-to-school section has been up for a while, so here are some of my recommendations:

goodbyn and lunchskins

Goodbyn containers and Lunchskins sandwich bags. These are in both the back-to-school section and the regular lunch section, so make sure to check both. Goodbyns at Target come in three sizes: the full-size Bynto (top) with three sections, the square-shaped salad or sandwich container (bottom), and the small snack container (not pictured, but see them here) with two sections. Super durable, easy to clean, and easy for kids to open and close. The Lunchskins come in a two-pack (sandwich sized and snack size) and are a fun, washable alternative to plastic baggies. I own both brands and love them.

target rezips character pouches

Blue Avocado pouches and character pouches. These were in the food container section (Rubbermaid aisle) at my store, but are perfect for the lunchbox. The all-clear ones have a zip lock, the ones with a colored piping with a top zipper. Both come in a two-pack and are great for dry food and snacks, crayons, a change of clothes, you name it. I don’t know what brand those Ninja Turtle ones are but your TMNT fan will love those.

target dollar spot bento contianers

Dollar Spot bento containers.  These were a pleasant surprise! They look similar to Sistema Klip-It lunch cubes with space for a sandwich and two sides, all for just $3.

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target boys lunch boxes

Character lunch bags will get your reluctant kids excited for school, and most fit the Goodbyn Bynto, albeit with room for little else.  Tip: choose a lunchbox with a bottle holder on the outside to save interior space for your containers.

target thermos food jars

Thermos FUNtainer bottles: Kids will need water throughout the day, and I’ve heard of many moms who pack smoothies or milk in these.
Thermos FUNtainer food jars: These are a must for cooler months to pack soups, stews, pasta, even quesadillas, chicken nuggets, or mac and cheese.
Ice packs: Character ice packs are mixed in to this section (the Hello Kitty), but more choices are in the regular lunchbox aisle.

target big kids lunches

Embark lunch bags. These bigger lunchboxes have more room for bigger appetites, and some have hard sides for more durability.

Easylunchboxes and Goodbyn in character lunch bags

Size comparison: The top row shows an Easylunchbox (not sold at Target, but one of my favorites) and a Goodbyn Bynto in the same small Circo bag. The bottom row shows the Easylunchbox in a deep character bag (this was a Barbie one that lights up) and a Goodbyn in an Embark bag.

target matching  camelbak and circo

Camelbak water bottles and matching Circo lunch bags. How cute are these sets? The designs coordinate so you can get your little one a matching set. This water bottle is the 12-oz size.

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target camelbak big kids 20 oz

More Camelbak water bottle options. More Camelbak designs are available in the 12-oz size. For bigger kids, opt for the 20-oz size. (The biggest bottles sold at Target are 24-25 oz.)

target lunchbox labels

Labels.  Finally, label all your finds so they don’t end up in the lost and found bin.  These are a great affordable alternative to higher-priced designer labels. The ones on the left are microwave and dishwasher safe, ideal for your containers and water bottles.  The ones on the right are for fabric and also machine washable. I’ll need to pick those up and test-drive them on our lunch bags!

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   Follow her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, on Instagram, and on her Facebook fan page.

Target and Magnum want you to indulge with new low pricing on participating products + Giveaway


Indulgences never felt or tasted so good.   You love enjoying your sweets, especially when you look so good eating them!   Magnum is the most premium, sophisticated and indulgent chocolate and ice cream experience imaginable, made with Belgian Chocolate.    Head into Target and grab a participating box of Magnum or Fruttare for only $3.00.   The price cut on these treats is valid through 7/5/14.

I love all things chocolate, but my all time favorite flavor of the Magnum Ice Cream bars is the Magnum Gold!   It has vanilla bean ice cream with a sea salt caramel swirl, then it’s dipped in a golden chocolatey coating.   YUM!   I can’t get enough of anything with sea salt caramel, add some chocolate to the mix and I am in heaven!!


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Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

P&Geveryday Makes Life Easier with Recipes, Tips, Activities & More


The P&Geveryday website is a great reference for all things that have to do with home and family life.  The site features content and resources on beauty, family, food, health, home and more – all alongside great offers from the innovative and trusted brands you love.   I love that the website is bright, easy to navigate and full of useful information.   You will find articles and recipes that cover the following topics:

  • Family Life
  • Food
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Home & Garden
  • Beauty

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I love to check out the Recipes tab because I can always use new ideas for dinner, breakfast, entertaining and more.    The type of food I like to eat shifts with each season and with summer here i thought this recipe for Cool Watermelon Salsa sounds perfectly cool and refreshing for a hot summer day.    I like the idea of the cool watermelon with the heat of the peppers.   I’ll definitely be giving this one a try!

P&Geveryday™ is your online platform created by Procter & Gamble, a company that has been establishing brands for the past 175 years, helping people around the world have extraordinary days. Every day.

  • Delicious recipes, beauty trends, and smart tips
  • New products to try out for yourself, family and home
  • Product ratings and reviews
  • Fresh ideas and inspiration
  • Coupons and samples from your trusted brands
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I also like the fact that at P&Geveryday there is a great sense of community, you can like and comment on each post.   P&Geveryday™ is about listening to what you truly need and sharing resourceful ideas, advice and products to make it easy for you to enjoy life … every day

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.