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 Giveaway

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 Giveaway

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 Giveaway

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 and Giveaway

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


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


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 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...]

Frozen Protein Treats from Wild Penguin

Frozen Protein Treats from Wild Penguin

Frozen protein treats that taste like a fudge pop?  Yes, please!  I jumped at the chance to review these high protein frozen treats.  I am always on the lookout for healthier alternatives to feed my ice cream addiction, so Wild Penguin seemed like a great option! Frozen Protein Treats from Wild Penguin I have said it many times on this blog - I am obsessed with ice cream and all frozen … [Read more...]

Sweet Snack Party with DOLE Fruit Crisps

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Crisp snack

After being pummeled by the flu for the last week and half, the members of this household are scavenging for a sweet snack.  We received this fabulous party kit filled with DOLE Fruit Crisps and all the makings to host a fun get together. Sweet Snack or Desert DOLE Fruit Crisps are great to have on hand for a quick sweet snack or desert.  These are made with all natural fruit and each comes … [Read more...]

Natural Organic Products Delivered to your Doorstep

natural products from concsious box

Discovering new, natural products just became a lot more fun.  Conscious Box is a new monthly program that delivers organic, fair trade, and pure and natural products to your doorstep.  I received a box in order to share my opinions with you. New Natural and Organic Products Every Month Every month there will be different items inside the Conscious Box, but in mine there were some really … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks Delivered with NatureBox

Healthy Snacks Delivered

Having healthy snacks in the house makes it far more likely that we will make better choices in our diets.  We were sent a NatureBox to try out and boy, does it contain some goodies!  For only $19.95 a month, we can have new healthy treats delivered every month. Healthy Snacks Delivered Each month is different, but we received a very interesting and delicious mix.  The names of the bags make … [Read more...]

Sweet Andy’s Cookies for Your Sweet Tooth

Packaged Sweet Andy's Cookies

Sweets have been a bad habit love of mine for a long time! I've always had a sweet tooth and cookies are among my favorite sweets! There are so many flavors of cookies that I just cannot get enough! Sweet Andy's Cookies have taken my addiction love to a whole new level! Sweet Andy's Cookies There is a heart warming story behind Sweet Andy's Cookies. The owner/creator, Andy, found himself in … [Read more...]

TopChips Chip Maker by Mastrad

Top Chip Maker

Chip lovers listen up! My friends and I are always searching for new ways to snack healthy, but let's face it, when you get together for girls night or the kids want a treat, so called "healthy snacks" can be a bit boring. I love it when I actually find awesome ways to make our favorite munchies not only healthy but tasty too! TopChips Chip Maker Mastrad has come up with a really easy way to … [Read more...]

Snack Food from Scratch Cookbook

classic snack food from scratch

Do you have a favorite snack food that you grab whenever you are craving at the gas station or grocery store? Is it something that is probably not on ANY diet plan out there? Mine would probably be… pretzels or something else salty. I recently got the chance to review a new cookbook “Classic Snacks Made From Scratch” from Casey Barber – and it is so much fun! Classic Snack Food Made From … [Read more...]

CLIF-Kid’s Takes The Nightmare out of Halloween Snacking

Full Moon Brownie halloween

Every Halloween I dread the thought of all the sugar the kiddos and I will consume. No matter how hard I try to control myself, the temptation to eat all those sugary sweets is too great, if it's around, I'll snack on it!  So imagine how hard it is for your children to turn down those same sugary treats that are everywhere during the Halloween season....but there is a healthy alternative that you … [Read more...]

$1.50 off 6 Good ‘n Natural Bars or 1 Multi-Pack


$1.50 off 6 Good 'n Natural Bars or 1 Multi-Pack Active Date: October 16, 2012 Expiration Date: September 30, 2013 … [Read more...]

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