Easy Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns

Easy Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns

Dip is one thing that's easy to whip up. With only a few ingredients, you can be ready to serve an easy dip to guests in no time. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. With game days and holidays coming up, it can be very helpful to have a few easy dip recipes up your sleeve! Easy Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise 2 … [Read more...]

Happy National Popcorn Month Giveaway

Happy National Popcorn Month

Happy National Popcorn Month! Yes, October is National Popcorn Month, and I am so excited to celebrate! G.H.Cretors wants you to celebrate the month with their amazing popcorn offerings (including their addicting Chicago mix of caramel and cheese popcorn). I was SO excited to review their product in exchange for my honest opinion. Popcorn – a Healthier Snack Option Not only is popcorn a … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #PEEPSMinisWM Twitter Party

RSVP for the #PEEPSMinisWM Twitter Party

Summer is in full swing! How have you been making everyday a celebration? Hope you can join us for a fun Twitter Party on Tuesday, July 29th from 8-9pm ET to chat about the new Sour Watermelon and Strawberry Crème PEEPS® MINIS™ available at Walmart!  There will be fun prizes and fabulous ideas on making this summer the best!  Snack and party with us like it's a holiday! This is a sponsored post by … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #BarNutrition Twitter Party

#BarNutrition Twitter Party 7-14

Join us for the #BarNutrition Twitter party! Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about the best snack ideas! On July 14, 2014 at 11:00am ET, please join us for the #BarNutrition Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing high protein snacks and the best ways to share them, and giving you a chance to win prizes! There are plenty of times that I … [Read more...]

Enjoy Heluva Good! Dips at Your Next Get-Together

Heluva Good! Dips

This spring has been full of barbeques and parties for my family. Usually they are the kind of things that require us to bring along a side dish. My go-to side dish is EASIER than any recipe; it is dropping by the store and buying chips and dip. When contacted by Heluva Good! – I was excited to try their new limited edition flavor of dip in exchange for a review – and to share it with friends at … [Read more...]

Surrender the Booty Pirate’s Booty

Surrender the Booty Pirate's Booty Giveaway

Pirate's Booty is my ultimate favorite snack lately. I seriously cannot get enough of the puffs. This post is sponsored by Pirate's Booty, but all opinions are my own. My addiction to Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar puffs would not be such a problem if I could eat them like a normal human. But, for some reason I feel the need to fit as many as I possibly can into my mouth at one time. I just … [Read more...]

Join me at the #SummerGoodies Twitter Party

#SummerGoodies Twitter Party June 2nd #cbias #shop

Twitter Party Alert! #SummerGoodies June 2nd, 12:45 - 2:15 pm ET Prizes $1,450 Walmart GCs! RSVP for the #SummerGoodies Twitter Party Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know I do and I'm excited to host a party about summer activities and easy summer menus! On Monday, June 2nd, at 12:45 PM ET, please join us for the #SummerGoodies Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways to spend … [Read more...]

Mrs. Fields Nibblers® Cookies for Easy Desserts #Nibblers

Mrs. Fields Nibblers® Cookies for Easy Desserts #Nibblers

Mrs. Fields has been a name that I have drooled over for years now. I'm participating in this sponsored campaign as an influencer in the Niche Parent Network & Conference community. All opinions are my own. I remember walking through the mall with my Grandmother. Every time we would pass Mrs. Fields she would buy a bag of the mini cookies. They would still be warm and we would split the bag. … [Read more...]

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

Quaker Chewy granola bars can almost always be found in our cabinets. They make for a tasty snack for kids and adults. This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and Quaker Chewy. All opinions are my own. I have been a fan of Quaker Chewy granola bars for as long as I can remember. I had them while growing up, and love them now for when I am craving something sweet. Mike eats … [Read more...]

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature's Valley

Breakfast is usually a quick meal around here. There's lots of rushing around in the mornings and it's ideal to have something easy to grab. Nature Valley sent us a variety of their products for review. All opinions are my own. Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley Mike took off with a bag of the Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola before I could even grab my camera. Being the husband … [Read more...]

Fuel Up with New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches

lance bold sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Cheese and crackers just became a lot more BOLD. New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches contain up to 3 grams of protein per serving. With their new tasty flavors, they make a great snack to help you Fuel Up. Fuel Up with New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches are a … [Read more...]

Almondina Cookies without the Guilt

Almondina Cookies without the Guilt

I was sent a variety of Almondina products for review. All opinions are my own. If you like a crunchy snack to go along with your coffee or tea, Almondina might be your answer. Almondina - Cookies without the Guilt I have become quite the snacker throughout the day. This doesn't have to be an entirely bad thing as long as I make decent choices. Cookies are definitely not a great option. Not … [Read more...]

Healthier Snacking with Van’s Natural Foods

Healthier Snacking with Van's Natural Foods

Healthier snacking options are out there.  Van's sent me an assortment of their natural foods to try out.  All opinions are my own.  I am sure most of us set goals regarding snacking in the new year.  Whether it was to stop snacking or just choose better options, food-related resolutions are obviously at the top of most lists.  Did you know that February is the month that 90% of people ditch their … [Read more...]

Step Towards Fitness with the Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

2014 Fitness Goals Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

I am so excited to be taking this step towards fitness by participating in the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge!  I received free products to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. Step Towards Fitness I have been chewing on the idea of training for my first bikini competition.  This is a huge fitness goal of mine and it takes an enormous amount of dedication.  With my full time … [Read more...]

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers

Chances to entertain have been plentiful in the last couple of weeks. My husband and I have traveled to see family, had family here, and just about any other mixture of friends and family you can think of. An easy way to dress up your entertaining is with Milton’s gourmet crackers. I received a pack of their entire gourmet line in exchange for my review. Milton’s Gourmet Crackers The gourmet … [Read more...]

Find Subscription Boxes Easily

Find Subscription Boxes

Find Subscription Boxes that are perfect for you.  This sponsored post is brought to you buy Find Subscription Boxes.  All opinions are my own.  Find Subscription Boxes is a new directory to help quickly and easily find the right subscription boxes for you. Find Subscription Boxes That are Right for You Subscription boxes are hot right now and there's new ones coming out almost daily.  They … [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 us for the #XmasCountdown Twitter Party Day 2

#XmasCountdown Twitter Party

We have an amazing Twitter party two-day event just in time for the holidays. Join us for the #XmasCountdown fun. We'll be featuring some of the hottest gift ideas this season, plus giving you a chance to win them! Our generous sponsors are providing the prizes for this event. No compensation was received for hosting. The second party will consist of info and exciting prizes from the following … [Read more...]

Join Me At the #GetCorny Twitter Party

#GetCorny Twitter Party #shop

Join Me at the #GetCorny Twitter Party! This holiday season we do a lot of fancy food, but I think fun food is fabulous too especially if we have kids joining in our celebrations. Tyson Country Ribbon Corn Dogs from Sam’s Club can help with just that – fun food! Join our #GetCorny Twitter Party for unique ideas on how to serve them and don’t forget to wear your favorite holiday sweater to be … [Read more...]

DIY Haunted House Halloween Candy Craft

Halloween Candy Craft DIY #HersheysHalloween

It is my pleasure, more my sweet tooth's pleasure, to bring you this post about a fun Halloween Candy craft.  This post is sponsored by Global Influence with products provided by Hershey's. Halloween Candy Craft   After receiving what the kids have deemed our best doorstep delivery to date—an enormous box of Hershey's Halloween treats—we put together a fun little DIY craft.  Adam is … [Read more...]

Cheetos® Halloween Cube at Sam’s Club

cheetos

This post brought to you by Sam’s Club. All opinions are 100% mine. There's a spooky Cheetos® Cube waiting for you at Sam's Club.  This limited time, Halloween-themed Cheetos® Cube features a glow-in-the-dark box and 65 individual packages. Cheetos® Halloween Cube at Sam's Club Not only is the box really fun and festive, but this is a great idea for Halloween parties, sharing in … [Read more...]

G.H. Cretors Popcorn Mixes for Every Taste

chicago mix popcorn

Popcorn is a popular snack in this house.  We were very excited to partner up with G.H. Cretors to give their exciting mixes a try.  Whether it's movie night, game day, or even over the summer on our boat -- this popcorn satisfies our sweet, salty, or salty & sweet cravings! G.H. Cretors Popcorn Mixes G.H. Cretors has been around since 1885.  They have had over 125 years of experience in … [Read more...]

Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S® Minis Recipe

game day pepcorn

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. It's game day snack season and we are always on the lookout for new ideas.  Appetizers and sweet treats are always a hit.  I couldn't wait to make and try this Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S® Minis.  It's right up my alley with only 3 ingredients! REESE’S® brand is the Official Candy Partner … [Read more...]

After School Snacks for Hungry Teen Bellies

New Jose Ole Nacho Bites - Perfect After School Snacks #JoseOleMoms #paid

Adam is growing so fast I cannot keep up with his appetite.  I am so excited to bring you this sponsored post about the New José Olé Nacho Bites.  He is able to make these for him and his sister all by himself.  They are perfect for after school, especially since I don't get home in time to help with after school snacks.  Plus, they're delicious for the whole family! After School … [Read more...]

Organic Snacking with SunRidge Farms

Organic Snacking with SunRidge Farms

School is in full swing, and your best intentions of providing healthy snacks for your kids' snack times might be getting a little lazy (ok, so it would be getting lazy if it were for me, and I don’t even have kids yet!). I just learned about SunRidge Farms, a maker of natural and organic snacks. After receiving a sampling of their products, I am happy to tell you more about them! Organic … [Read more...]

Make Lunch Easy with Tuna To Go Cups

Chicken of the Sea Tuna To Go Cups

Anything “on-the-go” is usually a win in my book. While tuna can easily be "on the go" – it just got even easier with Chicken of the Sea To Go Cups. I received a sample of the new product so I could tell you all about the new product offering from Chicken of the Sea. Chicken of the Sea Tuna To Go Cups When getting ready in the morning, I never manage to make time to make my lunch, so either I … [Read more...]

Enjoy Gluten Free with Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars

Enjoy Life foods offers a line of foods that are free from the 8 most common allergens. When they contacted me to work with them to let you know about their new soft baked bars, I was happy to try to find something to work into my currently gluten-free diet. I received one of each of the four flavors of the soft baked bars. Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars Expecting something like granola bars, I was … [Read more...]

New Products from Nature Valley

New Products from Nature Valley

At our house, we are big fans of Nature Valley granola bars. Recently, Nature Valley reached out to let me know about their new Soft-Baked Oatmeal bars, and I am excited to let you know more about their other new products coming soon! I received a sampling of their new soft-baked bars in exchange for my honest opinion about the new product. Nature Valley Soft Baked Bars These new bars that are … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Perfect Foods Bar Review

Gluten Free Soy Free #PerfectFoodsBar

The lovely Kaitlin, (you may remember her from our trip to the Chicago Cubs game,) introduced me to the Perfect Foods Bar.  These gluten free bars are simply divine.  I was beside myself with joy when the company agreed to work together on a review and giveaway.  I received boxes of each of their flavors and their snack sizes and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Gluten Free Perfect Foods … [Read more...]

Cool Down with Luigi’s Real Italian Ice

Cool Down with Luigi's Real Italian Ice

In the town we used to live in there was this super fun gyro place, and they always had really cheap Italian ice. I am always a sucker for the stuff – so we mostly just went to get Italian ice. Now that we have moved away – either we drive a few hours for Italian ice from our fun gyro place, OR I find a much better solution. That is why I was so excited when Luigi’s reached out to me to ask that I … [Read more...]

Movies On Demand Summer Survival Kit

movies on demand

Movies On Demand has a sweet new lineup of movies coming out.  I received a prize pack from Movies On Demand in exchange for this promotion.  All opinions are my own. There are a couple August movie releases that I just cannot wait for.  Mike was working nights for the past few weeks, so I had a chance to get caught up on a few girly flicks.  But, there are plenty of them that we can watch … [Read more...]

Back to School Frozen Treats from Unilever

frozen treats

Frozen treats are my favorite snack - this is not news.  I actually should never be left unsupervised with ice cream.  I was sent a variety of new frozen treats from Unilever to try out.  All opinions are my own. Back to school season is here and kids will be seeking treats.  I can remember being rewarded as a child with frozen goodies.  Actually, who am I kidding?  We always had our freezer … [Read more...]

Back to School Gluten Free Lunches at Marianos

Gluten Free Kids Lunch #MyMarianos #Shop

The back to school season arrived out of nowhere.  Now that we're back to the daily scramble, I am trying to fit allergy friendly, gluten free and peanut free lunches into our menu.  My first battle is finding a good selection of gluten free and peanut free products.  The second challenge is getting a good deal on these sometimes pricey items. Gluten Free at Mariano's I have never been a huge … [Read more...]

Sara Lee Snacks for Back to School

Sara Lee Snack Cakes

I received Sara Lee snack cakes for review.  All opinions are my own.  With back to school season here, it's nice to keep a variety of snacks on hand.  Of course, I would suggest most of those snacks being healthy, but sometimes you just need that sponge-y, cake-y, deliciousness of a Sara Lee snack cake. Sara Lee Snack Cakes There's something nostalgic about Sara Lee products for me.  Even … [Read more...]

School Lunch for Kids Done Right

Best Lunch Box Ever and nesting tins for school lunch

With school just around the corner--literally, my kids start next week--I would like to do everything I can to make it a fun transition.  Making school lunch fun is at least one way to get the kids pumped!  The weather here has been pretty crummy all summer so we are really not ready to go back to school.  I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to review the book, Best Lunch Box Ever and offer … [Read more...]

Saving on KRAFT Family Favorites at Dollar General

kraft

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one trying to remember and juggle 100 tasks a day.  On top of that I am desperately trying to make my kids and family eat healthier all while on a tight budget.  Thankfully Dollar General offers savings on my family's favorite KRAFT products.  I know I am not the only one scrambling … [Read more...]

Organic Snack Crackers from Milton’s Craft Bakers

Milton’s Baked Snack Crackers

Milton’s Craft Bakers have introduced a whole new kind of cracker. These crackers are special because they are lightly sweetened, organic, and non-GMO audited snack crackers. I was excited to receive (and devour) a variety of the crackers to review from Milton's. Milton’s Baked Snack Crackers These crackers are yummy not only because they have unique flavor offerings, but because they feature … [Read more...]

Filling Snacks for Summer Activities

filling snacks

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lance. All opinions are 100% mine. It's important to have filling snacks on hand with hectic summer schedules.  It seems like we are always on the go during the warmer months.  I try to keep packaged snacks on me at all times to prevent a hunger meltdown. Lance® Crackers totally bring back memories for me.  What kid didn't enjoy a good … [Read more...]

PopCorners Whole Grain in New Flavors

popcorners

PopCorners now come in whole grain with exciting new flavors.  I was sent a bunch to review and they definitely make the perfect summer snack.  One of my first reviews on this blog was of PopCorners and I have been hooked on them ever since. PopCorners Whole Grain These new PopCorners have a different shape and new flavors.  But, the most exciting thing about them is that they are a way to … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Snack Round-Up

gluten free snacks

We are working on cutting out gluten at our house – and finding that many others are doing so as well. In fact, there was a gluten free expo in the Chicago area last weekend that I wish I could have attended! I recently had a chance to review some of Welch’s Fruit Snacks, which are gluten free, and thought I would come up with a few fun gluten free snacks for you and your family in a gluten free … [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...]

Try Goodies Before Buying Full Packages

goodies box

Goodies is a new monthly box subscription service so you can try out new snacks before buying a full box of them.  I have partnered with Goodies Co. to tell you all about them. It seems like these monthly subscriptions for sample boxes are popping up everywhere.  Works for me because I love them!  First of all, it's like getting a surprise gift to yourself every month.  Second, it's the perfect … [Read more...]

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