Quick Party Snacks Everyone Will Love

Having quick party snacks on hand is a great thing especially when you have unexpected guests arrive. Whether it's a planned party and more people show up or friends just roll up out of nowhere, I love to have a few treats available for guests. This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products … [Read more...]

Add My Signature S’Mores to your Toaster Oven Recipes

Thank you Jewel-Osco for sponsoring this post. Check out the new Signature family of brands from Jewel-Osco, with more than 4,000 Signature products available and a 100% money-back guarantee. After you try my signature s'mores you'll be adding them to your toaster oven recipes for sure. They take less than 2 minutes to make and don't require building a fire. My kids love them for indoor … [Read more...]

Best High Energy Snacks – Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe

We've got a lot of growing bodies to feed in this house so we're always on the hunt for the best high energy snacks. Costco carries one of our favorites and we decided to see if we could make them ourselves. I'm so excited to give you our recently perfected Aussie Bites copycat recipe. Affiliate links have been included to help support our appetites. Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe If you've … [Read more...]

These Quick Easy Appetizers are Perfect for Everyday or Holidays

No matter your plans for the holidays, quick easy appetizers are awesome to have on any day. Kraft has made it super convenient to make everyday delicious and affordable. Check out this tasty cheese balls recipe and find coupons below. Sponsored post by Lunchbox. Quick Easy Appetizers - Savory Mini Cheeseballs I found this Savory Mini Cheese Balls recipe on the Kraft Hub. It took about … [Read more...]

Food Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos

Shelley and I have started to create unboxing videos with subscription boxes. It's a fun way for us to dip our toes into the world of YouTube. Creating good videos is hard. At least for us, it is. I am so darn nervous in the first few videos that it's difficult for me to watch. Shelley is more comfortable since she's been practicing a bit more with Periscope and other videos. Now that I … [Read more...]

High Fiber Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites Recipe

These high fiber pumpkin spice energy bites were inspired by a pin Evan found on Pinterest. He actually made these a year ago for one of our nutrition club meetings at school. He recently confessed that he did it to impress me. Obviously, it worked! Affiliate links are included in this post to support this blog. Pumpkin Spice Granola Energy Bites Recipe These little balls of deliciousness … [Read more...]

Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder

A good nutrition bar is a must for me. I love the taste, convenience, and nutrients that protein bars provide. Today’s post is sponsored by ZonePerfect, but my love for their Perfectly Simple nutrition bars is an opinion all my own. Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder A big goal for me right now is finding balance. For some reason, I just cannot get it together lately. A big … [Read more...]

Favorite Pool Snacks – Nut Exactly

Days by the pool require pool snacks. We love to have a variety of tasty goodies poolside for quick snacking. Fresh fruits and veggies are a must, but so is something crunchy and sweet. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Yummy Pool Snacks Pool snacks should be light since no one wants to feel weighed down while swimming. When it's hot out you want hydrating fruits and … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Road Trip Snacks

Planning a family road trip can be a lot to take on. Especially if you are traveling with little ones, or going a really long distance. The four of us are headed to the east coast (from Chicago) at the end of the summer and I have already been planning for months! The main thing I need to remember is the road trip snacks! This post has been sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats, but all thoughts and … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Crackers for Snack Time

Working from home, my days are spent with a toddler, a computer, and a craft room. Our “snack-time” usually includes animal crackers and apple juice, because it is quick and easy – and a definite win with my son. I know I need to make a change, and was excited to partner with Milton’s Craft Bakers to try out their new GLUTEN FREE snack crackers. I received a collection including all four … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Family Fun Outside

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine. Making time for family fun can be difficult when everyone is so busy with all things life. But, we mustn't forget the importance of family fun for reducing stress, building memories, and strengthening relationships. 5 Tips for Family Fun 1. Make the time. You really do have to MAKE it. It's not … [Read more...]

Start Making #LittleChanges this New Year

The new year brings about all sorts of new goals and ambitions. So many of us set out on an admirable mission but fail to realize we are not super human. We must learn to set achievable and sustainable goals. Little changes make a huge difference when you stick with them. So does the chance to win an unforgettable trip! Don't forget to enter the sweepstakes below! I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #GameTimeHero Twitter Party

Photo Credit: Renee's Kitchen Adventures Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about Tyson hot deli items! On January 9, 2015 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #GameTimeHero Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing game day party meal ideas, and giving you a chance to win prizes! My favorite part of game day is the snacks. Chicken wings are a … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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...]

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