Wonderful Almonds & Wonderful Pistachios Make Wonderful Gifts!

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** I was provided product for the purpose of this review. Wonderful Almonds & Wonderful Pistachios Make Wonderful Gifts!   It never fails...I think I am done with all of my Christmas shopping but every year as I am putting together gifts I come up short. I love to bring gifts to every holiday party I am invited to, gifts to those around me who have helped me throughout the year and gifts to all my neighbors. That is why I am stocking up on Wonderful Almonds and Wonderful Pistachios. Nuts are always a hit and I know when I purchase Wonderful brand nuts I am purchasing the best. Recently I was sent some Wonderful Almonds and Wonderful Pistachios for the purpose of this review. I was happy when these arrived. I noticed that each bag already had a stylish bag around the nuts that would make giving these as a gift super easy. Wonderful Almonds - Wrapped in a stylish bag you can choose from Raw, Roasted No Salt or Roasted and Salted. I received a bag of roasted … [Read more...]

Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! #DaisyCottageCheese #DaisyDifference

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This article is sponsored by Daisy Brand Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! I purchase Cottage Cheese every time I go to the grocery store. Because of it's versatility Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese has become a staple in my home. My husband loves to put it in his lasagna, my daughter eats it plain or with fruit and I love it as a salad dressing replacement. I must admit that growing up I had never thought to put Cottage Cheese on my salads. But when I was attending my local Colorado high school we had an awesome salad bar in the lunch room. Every day my friend Kayla would put Cottage Cheese on her salad. I found this intriguing and one day she convinced me to give it a try. From that moment I was hooked! Instead of topping my daily salads with high calorie salad dressing I started using cottage cheese with a little salt and pepper! It was a quick and easy swap that allowed me to get more of the healthy protein that I needed! Now … [Read more...]

DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Review & Giveaway!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Review & Giveaway! It is no secret that the holiday season is usually filled with sugar and sweets. That is why it is especially important to teach healthy eating on all of the other days. One of the ways that I can know my family is eating healthy is to purchase DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls! These delicious fruit bowls are not sweetened with artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Instead DOLE has opted to sweeten their fruit with Monk Fruit! Plus the fruit is packed in water instead of syrup! Wondering what Monk Fruit is? Monk fruit is a melon which is vine ripened in Central Asia. The Monk fruit is harvested by hand and has been used by Monks (hence the name) for over 800 years for its health benefits. Oh and of course the sweetness since Monk fruit is 150 times sweeter then … [Read more...]

Halloween Monster Mouths!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Halloween Monster Mouths!       I always have a house full of kids and I love making fun items with them for the holiday's! Recently the kids had a week long Fall Break which allowed us to spend a whole week doing nothing but fun crafts and recipes to get us in the Halloween spirit! One of the treats that the kids decided to make were Halloween Monster Mouths! These were not only a hit with them....but I loved them because they were healthy! Oh and did I mention super easy to make? Check out the recipe and instructions below!   Ingredients: Sliced Apple Betty Crocker Fruit By The Foot - any color 1/2 cup peanut butter about 20 marshmallows ( or you can use Fruit Gushers to mix it up)   Directions: 1. Spread peanut butter on two apple slices. 2. Take about 4 inches of a Betty Crocker Fruit … [Read more...]

Orange Cream Jell-O My Game day food AND Jell-O University Molds! #TeamJellO #shop #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Orange Cream Jell-O Game day food AND Jell-O University Molds!   If you are an avid reader of my blog then you know that I am a huge football fan! As you probably know I am always trying to post about my favorite game day food! I love football season! I am always hosting parties for pro and college football games. This year I am #TeamJellO because of all their amazing Jell-O  University molds! Recently I was able to host a party thanks to   #CollectiveBias in celebration of the Florida Gators! This was a pre-football party to celebrate the kick off of their season! They play their first game August 30!! I can't wait! Ok so some of you might be wondering why I chose Florida Gators when I live in Colorado. Well that is because my step dad is from Florida. Also because my Mom and step dad had my 8 year old little brother together. My brother is a football fan just like … [Read more...]

Balance Bar Nutrition Bar Review & Walmart Gift Card Giveaway! #balanceshapeup

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** I was provided with a Walmart Gift Card for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way! Balance Bar Nutrition Bar Review & Walmart Gift Card Giveaway! I am trying my best to get out of the house this summer. My family and I have been bike riding, hiking and going for evening walks. Being active is one of my most favorite parts of my day. One more then one occasion my husband has surprised me by pulling into a hiking spot when I was wearing a dress. I just have learned to go with the flow!  Since most of our activities are spontaneous I have learned to always be prepared! That includes our hiking packs in the car at all times. In our packs I keep the basics: Sunscreen, Water, First Aide and Nutritional Balance Bars! Balance Bars from Walmart are an amazing thing to keep on hand. They taste great and pack the protein, vitamins & Minerals I need to keep my energy throughout the day. They work great on bike rides, … [Read more...]

Nonni’s Biscotti Bites Review & Giveaway

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** I was sent Nonni's Biscotti Bites for the purpose of this review. However my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Nonni's Biscotti Bites Review & Giveaway Very Berry Almond - I am a sucker for almond. It is one of my most favorite flavors of anything. In fact Almond Cookies are one of my most favorite cookies ever! That is why I knew that I would love the Nonni's Biscottie Bites Very Berry Almond! The Nonni's Very Berry Almond Bites are bite sized cookies that are not only baked with fruit and almonds inside but they are also dipped in yogurt to make the flavors come together even more. I also love how soft these bites were. Normally when I have Biscotti the cookies are very hard and crunchy. These bites were the perfect mix of both! The Nonni's Very Berry Almond Bites are 110 calories per serving and retail for the average price of $2.99-$3.49 per 5oz. box. Almond Dark Chocolate - Oh my! I love the mix of dark chocolate with almonds in these … [Read more...]

Swirlio – Frozen Fruit to Frozen Dessert!

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.   Swirlio - Frozen Fruit to Frozen Dessert!   Summer time is in full swing around my house. I have a house full of kids who just want to spend as much time as they can outside. But, just like they come in and beg for hot cocoa during the snowy months they come in every single day and beg for something to cool them off. I can't blame them as we have been hitting triple digits. It is just plain hot outside. The only downfall to cold snacks the the amount of sugar and junk that I don't want them to eat every day. That is why I am so happy that I was able to review the Swirlio! It gives me and the kids a healthy option to help cool us off and is a snack that does not contain all the additives and junk! The Swirlio arrived at my house just in time for a healthy afternoon snack. I always have frozen fruit on hand for smoothies so we just followed the directions of letting the frozen fruit sit … [Read more...]

Beanitos Bean Chips Review & Giveaway

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  Beanitos Bean Chips Review & Giveaway Open to US and Canada. Ends 6/23/14   As most of you know I have made a goal this year to only put healthy food into my body. So far I have been doing amazing! I must say that making the transition from shopping at a large chain market store to shopping only Whole Foods and Sprouts markets has been amazing!   Recently at one of my shopping trips to Sprouts Farmers Market I came across Beanitos. I am also happy to say that thanks to them I was able to receive some Beanitos to sample for the purpose of this review. Beanitos Facts -Beanitos has 6 flavors of chips and also recently launch their new Puffs flavors. -There are 6 g Protein & 9 g Fiber per 1.5 oz single-serve bag -Plus there these are Non-GMO, Gluten-free and no MSG or Preservatives!     Beanitos Puffs White Cheddar - My husband and daughter are huge cheese lovers. They add cheese to just about everything. They also have … [Read more...]

Kool-Aid Beverage Makes Hiking Fun! #KoolOff #shop #cbias

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Kool-Aid Beverage Makes Hiking Fun!   My husband and I love to go hiking every chance we get. We live in the beautiful state of Colorado and there is so many different hiking paths all the way around us. We are less then an hour away from desert or from lush green mountains. On our weekly hikes we like to be prepared. This includes taking along backpacks filled with anything that we might need like drinks, first aid kits, fire starters, compass, etc... Our back packs also contain bladders where we can fill them up with liquid to keep us hydrated during our hikes. If you are an avid reader of my blog then you know that getting my husband to drink plain water will probably never happen. That is why we always fill our packs up with Kool-Aid! This past weekend my husband and I were able to hit … [Read more...]

Almondina Biscuits Review & Giveaway

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Almondina Biscuits Review & Giveaway Ends 5/22/14   This past year I have been making a lot of changes to my diet. I am over weight and tired of it so I knew that I needed to make some drastic changes. As some of you might have read in my previous posts I have decided that unless something has some nutritional value I will not be putting it into my body. In the beginning this was not easy for me. Especially when my body would start to crave sweets....but that is why I have started stocking my cupboards full of the healthier options. Options like these Almondina Biscuits that I was sent for the purpose of this review. Almondina Biscuits come in a large variety of flavors and they actually contain some of the healthy stuff like protein, vitamins and calcium. I also love knowing that Almondina Biscuits do not contain any cholesterol, added fat, trans-fats, salt, or preservatives. These Alomdina Biscuits have honestly helped me kick some of my fatty food cravings. … [Read more...]

Gorton’s Artisan Fillets Review!

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Gorton's Artisan Fillets   Part of my New Year's Resolution this year was to eat less junk and more healthy food. This included cutting down on my red meat intake and eating more fish. Thanks to Gorton's I have not broke my resolution yet!   When I was a kid my parents never purchased frozen fish. We went fishing constantly as a family and always had fresh trout for dinners. This is something that we still do as a family but living in Colorado there are just some fish that we can't catch in our local waterways. Because of this I have been branching out with my dinners and making more fish that is purchased from the store. Recently Gorton's came out with some new Artisan Fillets and for the purpose of this review Gorton's sent me some product coupons so that I could try them out. I have never tried Gorton's fish before. I know that might sound crazy to some of you since Gorton's has been around for so long. But, I really had never tried them. As I went to the … [Read more...]

#ad Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin’ Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe #whatsgrillin #cbias

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin' Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe My favorite thing about summer is hosting dinner parties and grilling up great food. My husband and I love to grill burgers, steak, pork chops, fish, vegetables and most recently hot wings.  Thanks to #CollectiveBias I was able to visit my local Sams Club and check out their new Tyson Grillin' Wings. My husband and I host at least three dinner parties a month and we are constantly grilling and making hot wings. I had just never thought to do them both at the same time. I was very excited to try out these Tyson Grillin' Wings because I am always on the lookout for new grilling ideas and since these fit into the easy to make dinners category I knew they would be a hit. To try out these Tyson Grillin' Wings we decided to … [Read more...]

Lovely Candy Co. Review & Giveaway

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Lovely Candy Co. Review & Giveaway Ends 5/08/14   I am a sucker for Caramel and Chocolate. I can pretty much resist any other candy but if it contains chocolate and/or caramel....I just can't say no! Recently I was sent an amazing package from Lovely Candy Co. Because of this review I was able to test out their amazing caramels, fruit chews and fudgee rolls! Lovely Candy Co. is a great company that is always guaranteed to be gluten and gmo free! Plus they do not use any high fructose corn syrup in their recipes either. Caramels – I was sent Chewy Original Caramels and Chocolate Swirl Caramels. I honestly was blown away by how creamy and amazing these were. Honestly...hands down...the BEST caramel I have ever had...and I have had a lot of caramel! I love that the caramel not only had an amazing flavor but it did not get stuck to my teeth. I can't wait to try out some caramel apples with this caramel next Halloween! It will be perfect! Superfruit Chews – This is … [Read more...]

Sausage and Pepper Cheese Burger #NewTraDish @RaguSauce @Ragu

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Sausage and Pepper Cheese Burger We have been in the 70's this week here in Colorado. I love this weather because as the days warm up we are able to grill more and more often. Recently Ragú sent me a couple product coupons for their Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and with those coupons I was trying to come up with a great recipe that would allow me to grill. That is why I came up with this Sausage and Peppers Cheese Burger! I have always loved Sweet Italian Sausage with grilled peppers and onions but I had never thought to use sausage as a patty on a burger. I ran this idea past my husband and he was just as thrilled as I was. We could not wait to see how well the sausage would grill up and how these Sausage and Pepper Cheese Burgers would taste. Ingredients: 2 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage 3 Bell Peppers sliced 1 large onion sliced Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce Hamburger Buns Sliced Mozzarella Cheese 2 Tbs butter salt & pepper to … [Read more...]