Share What Makes you Sparkle Contest #SparkleWithDASANI

Share What Makes you Sparkle Contest #SparkleWithDASANI

DASANI Sparkling wants to know what makes you sparkle. For me it's my pets. It must be my age, because I enjoy my dogs more than I ever have in my life. I think every maternal gene that I have is coming out in the form of wanting to help animals. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Just look at the tiny Grump when he was a puppy. My heart pretty much overflowed with … [Read more...]

Get Rewarded for Drinking more Water

water rewards

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Drinking more water rewards our bodies in many ways, but that's not what I am referring to this time. I am talking about actual rewards that you can redeem for stuff. :) Get Rewarded for Drinking more Water The Nestlé® Pure Life® Drink Better. Live Better.™ rewards program allows you to earn points … [Read more...]

Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash Contest

bahama breeze

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for a girls' night out hot spot or tropical place for a date night? It's the ideal time to visit your local Bahama Breeze! Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash Summer is just whizzing by and I feel like we haven't done much to enjoy it yet. In fact, today feels more like the beginning of … [Read more...]

Banana Cacao Smoothie with Silk Blends®

Banana Cacao Smoothie with Silk Blends®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silk. All opinions are 100% mine. Silk Blends® is the newest addition to the Silk® lineup. As you probably know by now, I just love my breakfast smoothies! I have one every morning, especially during hot summers. I like to experiment with ingredients and pack in lots of nutrients to power me throughout the day. I have been a … [Read more...]

Stoli Lemonade Events and Hero Recipe #StoliLemonade


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. There's nothing like the refreshing taste of lemonade on a hot summer day. Now that summer is in full swing we are soaking up every minute that we can. Hanging out by the pool with a cocktail is the best way to do it in my opinion. Stoli® Vodka is celebrating the classic summer beverage with their new … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #ShareItForward Twitter Party

#ShareItForward Twitter Party 7-3

Join us for the #ShareItForward Twitter party! Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about sharing memories! On July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #ShareItForward Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new personalized Coke® bottles and the best ways to share them, and giving you a chance to win prizes! Summer is the best … [Read more...]

Collagen Protein – Awesome in a Can

Collagen Protein

Collagen Protein. Unless you're extremely into fitness, you've probably never heard of it.. I'd certainly never heard of it when I picked it up, but after four weeks of using it, I'm glad I discovered it. This stuff is great. It's legit great. Not Home Shopping Network great. Collagen Protein - What is It? That's exactly what I said when I picked up that green and white container. What the heck … [Read more...]

Sparkling Raspberry Acai Punch Recipe for Girls’ Night In #GirlsNightIn


Punch makes a great party drink and it's something that seems to have been overlooked as we have gotten older. This post is brought to you by Trop50 via Glam Media. All opinions are my own. My girlfriends and I try our hardest to have a girls' night in monthly. Life gets in the way quite often, but we definitely make a point to make time for each other. I have a solid group of friends that … [Read more...]

Nutella Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Nutella Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Lately I have been experimenting with frappuccino recipes. If the weather ever warms up, they are my go-to afternoon drink. I want to have as many DIY recipes on hand so I can save money avoiding daily trips to coffeehouses. Ever since I made this green tea frappuccino, I have been on quite a mission. Nutella Coffee Frappuccino Recipe I have heard that Starbucks has a "secret menu" that … [Read more...]

How to Drink Coffee Black with iCoffee

Benefits of black Coffee @iCoffee

My coffee typically consists of nine parts sweetened creamer to one part coffee.  However, after being introduced to the iCoffee machine, for free—don't worry all thoughts and opinions are my own, I can proudly report that I am now drinking my coffee black! How to Drink Coffee Black I tried weaning myself for weeks.  I got down to just using almond milk, but I wasn't really enjoying my coffee … [Read more...]

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

A Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino is one of my favorite drinks to order. Not that I don't love my coffee, but the light and fresh taste of the green tea is a nice way to switch it up. Shelley and I got one every day during our first BlogHer trip. I never even thought to try to make my own. I didn't have a clue how to! Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe After a bit of research, I … [Read more...]

Breakfast on the Go with Quaker® Shakes

quaker shakes

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know how important breakfast is, but I am sure many of us are in a rush in the morning. It's a very rare occasion that I actually make something for breakfast. About 99% of the time I am grabbing some sort of shake. My stomach is actually extremely picky when it comes to my morning routine. I have to have my two cups of … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Eat Nutella and Recipe Roundup

7 Ways to Eat Nutella and Recipe Roundup

Nutella is delicious and I can totally just grab a spoon and eat it from the jar. There are many other fun and creative ways to enjoy it, though. I reached out to my blogger friends to see what they have come up with. I have their permission to use their beautiful photos and link to their delicious recipes. 7 Ways to Eat Nutella and Recipe Roundup Drink it: Banana Nutella Smoothie from … [Read more...]

TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk #TruMoo

TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk #TruMoo

TruMoo has an exciting new chocolate marshmallow flavor out for a limited time. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Markerly and TruMoo. All opinions are my own. We've always been fans of chocolate milk in this house. What's not to like about it? It reminds me of childhood and going out to breakfast with my Grandma. I would always order chocolate milk at the restaurant and hope that they … [Read more...]

Easy Coquito Drink Recipe to Enjoy a Cup of Cheer

Coquito recipe

Coquito is a word I had never heard of before. Turns out it is a delicious drink recipe that I am happy to share with you thanks to Lunchbox.  This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. Right now Nestle and Walmart have some inviting recipes highlighted to help "Celebra Con Sabor” or Celebrate With Flavor. I had been on the hunt for new tasty drink recipes. Since I haven't been … [Read more...]

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker Review

Minty Hot Chococino

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a thank me for my participation. This time of year you will often find me with a hot beverage in my hand.  After my morning coffee routine, I like to mix it up with different beverages.  The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is full of coffeehouse-like … [Read more...]

Warm Up with Caza Trail and Grove Square

Warm Up with Caza Trail and Grove Square

On our mission to warm up this winter, we have found some of our new favorite hot beverages.  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sturm Foods, Inc. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.  Caza Trail and Grove Square have delicious selections of K-cups to choose from. Warm Up with Caza Trail and Grove Square We … [Read more...]

Mamma Chia Seed Drink Review

Chia Seed Drink by Mamma Chia

I am happy to bring you this Mamma Chia Seed Drink review and giveaway sponsored by Mamma Chia.  I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mamma Chia Seed Drink and Chia Squeeze Snacks First of all, YUM.  The flavors are fantastic.  I don't even know how to pick a favorite.  When I asked my daughter, she even said, "I don't know, I like them … [Read more...]

Join me at the #Cheers2Chocolate Twitter Party

#Cheers2Chocolate Twitter Party #Shop

Join me at the #Cheers2Chocolate Twitter Party This material is intended for those ages 21+. Must be 21+ to participate in Twitter party and to be eligible to win prizes. Please drink responsibly. Chocolate and wine are two of life's sweetest escapes.  Allow us to introduce you to a delicious new product that combines the two, ChocolatRouge.  This luscious wine comes in three different … [Read more...]

Welch’s Share Your Moments Photo Contest #Sharewhatsgood #MC


“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch's. I received product samples to facilitate my review, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” Welch's has been a staple in our household for as long as I can remember.  I was excited to partner with them on this campaign.  Products and compensation were received, but all opinions are my own.  I grew … [Read more...]

Find Your Favorite Wine with Club W

Club W wine delivery

I love the idea of drinking wine, but have never completely known my preferences.  When people ask if I prefer red or white wines, I never know how to answer.  I have liked and disliked both!  So, I was happy to partner up with Club W to try out their program and see what they suggested for me. Find Your Favorite Wine with Club W Upon joining Club W, you are instructed to complete a Palate … [Read more...]

Iced Coffee at Home with Brew Over Ice

Brew over Ice

Iced Coffee is one of my favorite guilty pleasures.  It's the perfect afternoon pick-me-up but can break the bank if I go to a coffeehouse everyday.  I received samples of Brew Over Ice to review using my Keurig.  All opinions are my own. I am madly in love with my Keurig and use it several times a day.  It's so fun trying new K-Cups and experimenting with coffees and teas.  It's great for … [Read more...]

Perfect Summer Picnic with #WineOverIce

wine over ice picnic

This summer picnic is sponsored by Mom it Forward and Refresh by Turning Leaf.  All opinions are my own.  Who doesn't love a nice summer picnic paired with a tasty bottle of wine or two?  However, in this heat, all wine is best over ice. Summer Picnic I used the exciting #WineOverIce prize pack to create a surprise afternoon picnic for myself and hubby.  The contents of the box included … [Read more...]

Support Literacy and Save on Lipton© Pure Leaf Tea

lipton supports literacy

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I find it hard to believe that literacy is actually an issue this day and age.  This is definitely due to my own sheltered ignorance.  I had no idea more than 30 million adults in the United States read at the lowest level of literacy!  And, every year, one in every three young adults drops out of school.  As a mom, citizen … [Read more...]

Pre-Game with Me at the #RemixRocksWalmart Twitter Party #cbias

remix twitter party

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  I am being compensated to host this Twitter party as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #cbias #SocialFabric It's summer and that means more nights out!  The hot weather seems to get everyone in the partying mood.  Whether you head to a bar, club, or backyard BBQ, it's fun to pre-game before you get … [Read more...]

Take Your Vitamins with Green Mountain

coffee with vitamins

I forget to take my vitamins all of the time, but I have never once forgotten to drink my morning coffee.  Green Mountain has now combined them for you.  I was sent a variety of Wellness Brewed™ K-Cup® packs to try for myself. Take Your Vitamins with Your Green Mountain I am completely obsessed with my Keurig brewer and love to try new K-Cups.  Green Mountain now has a Wellness Brewed™ … [Read more...]

Save on Summer Drinks and Stay Hydrated

summer drinks

This post brought to you by Coca Cola. All opinions are 100% mine. We enjoy a variety of summer drinks to keep us hydrated during the hot months.  I am always a big water-drinker, but sometimes I like to mix it up with some flavor.  I rarely drink pop, but when I do, it's most likely going to be Coke®.  What I didn't realize, is that there are so many Coca Cola products that include way more … [Read more...]

All Natural Iced Tea Drinks from Teas’ Tea

iced tea

Iced tea is one of my favorite summer drinks.  TEAS’ TEA® is a brand that you can enjoy that is all natural and ready-to-drink.  I was sent promotional items in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. All Natural Iced Tea TEAS' TEA is named from the Japanese expression Ocha no Naka No Ocha, simply meaning “The Tea of ALL Teas!”.  They have several flavors and varieties that are … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day with Rooibee Red Tea

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day with Rooibee Red Tea

It is summertime, and you should be relaxing (maybe) in a nice Adirondack chair or a hammock - sipping on your iced tea - and reading a great book. National Iced Tea day is coming on June 10, you can ready yourself with Rooibee Red Iced Tea (I bet that is one holiday you haven't thought to celebrate!). Tea has a ton of health benefits, and it is fun to enjoy iced tea as the weather warms up. I … [Read more...]

Protein For Breakfast is Super Important

Silk Fruit & Protein

I am so excited to have partnered with SocialMoms and Silk to bring you this post about protein in the morning.  Protein is such an important macronutrient to include in your day, but especially with breakfast for the whole family--including the kids! Protein for Breakfast Most of you know I am in school full time right now studying nutrition science.  Most people think wow, your family must … [Read more...]

All Natural Juice from Your Kitchen

All natural juice juicer

As a nutrition science major, I can confidently say natural is the way to go when it comes to diet.  If you cannot pronounce something on the ingredient list of your food you should not be eating it.  Some of the chemicals in our foods are just mind-boggling. But, I'm not going to go on and on about freaky chemicals.  We have all been told enough about how hazardous they are to our health...  … [Read more...]

Wine Slushies with Old World Gourmet Vino-Licious

wine slushies

Wine lovers can now share a whole new experience with wine slushies!  Now that the holidays are over and you are done spending time with family for a while... maybe... you can have a girls night or some friends over and do something fun! I recently had the chance to review some items from Old World Gourmet - and found they have TONS of fun things that can be used for girls night (or... well... any … [Read more...]

Healthy Holiday Cocktail Recipe – Almond Milk Eggnog

holiday eggnog

Give your holiday eggnog recipe a makeover.  Try this healthy Almond Eggnog recipe from USANA Health Sciences, which substitutes almond milk and French Vanilla Nutrimeal for a lower calorie and healthier option! Save Print Healthy Holiday Cocktail Recipe – Almond Milk Eggnog Healthy Almond Eggnog recipe from USANA Health Sciences, which substitutes almond milk which only contains 30 … [Read more...]

Starbucks Beverages Sweepstakes


SWEEPSTAKES: Starbucks Beverages Sweepstakes Like WomanFreebies on Facebook and then fill out the entry form. WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 01/18/2013 PRIZE(S): Fifty winners will be sent a $5 Starbucks Gift Card CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! … [Read more...]

Unique Coffee Flavors from Boca Java

boca java coffee

How about a nice cup of coffee to help with holiday stress?  I was so excited to review Boca Java, they have so many unique flavors and options, as well as great programs and projects that they donate to, it seems like a win-win :) Learn About Coffee First, before I jump in to anything - I wanted to point you to their Education page. It tells you all about the different regions, roasts, kinds of … [Read more...]

The California Wine Club Review and Sweepstakes

California Wine Club

The California Wine Club would make a great gift.  With Christmas almost here, I (like many) am still making my gift list and checking it twice. Every year I tell myself that I will start shopping early so that I wont have to scramble to find last minute gifts for my friends and family...and every year sneaks up on me faster than the last. With Christmas being less than 3 weeks away I still have … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for a Night Out with Hynotiq

getting ready with hypnotiq

This post brought to you by Hpnotiq. All opinions are 100% mine. Getting ready can be stressful if you're running late.  But when it's for a night out with the girl's (or guys) it becomes part of the fun.  We always try to allow time for getting ready together. Getting Ready with Hypnotiq One of my best friends comes up with the best sayings.  While getting ready for a girl's night she said … [Read more...]

On a Mission to Stop Snacking with Full Core


I can eat an obscene amount of food and I rarely feel full.  I don't know if it is because my hormones are out of whack or perhaps I am just a gluttonous pig.  It is likely the latter.  :/ Now that I am back in school full time, I am out of control with snacking.  I munch my way through class and then when I get home, I eat my way through doing homework.  Ironically, I'm in school for … [Read more...]

Holiday Nostalgia with Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee #DDatHome #spon

dunkin seasonals

Holiday cheer is everywhere!  This is a great time of year when it seems like everything has a touch of Christmas spirit.  It can be joyous for some, sad for others, and nostalgic for pretty much everyone. The holiday season is now my favorite time of year.  A big part of that is due to the yummy flavors and scents that can be found.  Pumpkin, gingerbread, coffee, cookies and other fresh-baked … [Read more...]

California Wine Club Review and Sweepstakes

California wine

Wine makes a wonderful Holiday gift, but choosing the right wine can be a daunting task. Sure, you might already know which wine is a favorite among friends and family, but the fun part of gift giving is surprising them with something new, that they may have never tried, with the chance that it will be a new favorite! Give The Gift of A Wine Adventure This Holiday Season with The California Wine … [Read more...]

Enjoy Wine Your Way with Review

Tasting Room Wine sampler

Being relativity new to the world of wine, I often find it to be a bit intimidating. There are so many choices when it comes to wine; red, white, fruity, woodsy, meaty, earthy, I am slowly learning what it all means. I have tried quite a few different wines, each and every one of them tastes different to me. Of the many wines I have tried I have not even begun to scratch the surface of what is … [Read more...]

Coffee Drinks from Nescafe Memento

nescafe coffee drinks

Coffee might just be my favorite beverage on this planet.  My day is seriously not the same without it.  We had the pleasure of meeting the folks from Nescafe Memento at BlogHer where they were handing out samples of their newest single serving packets!  Yum! Nescafe Memento Coffee Drinks Nescafe Memento is a new line offering up delicious, foaming, coffee drinks that require only adding … [Read more...]

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