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...]

Bagel Thins Review – Italian Sausage Sandwich Recipe!

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 Sandwich Thins®, Pocket Thins® and Bagel Thins ® were provided to me with coupons for free product and a gift card the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Bagel Thins, Pocket Thins & Sandwich Thins Review & Italian Sausage Sandwich Recipe   I have really been focusing on what I put into my body. I am focusing more on multi-grains and less carbs (unless they are healthy carbs). That is why I feel in love with these amazing Sandwich Thins, Pocket Thins and Bagel Thins!   Recently as I was looking through the grocery aisles I came across Thomas Bagel Thins. I love to eat bagels in the morning but I had pretty much given them up since they were so high in calories. Bagel Thins have now offered me a way to eat one of my favorite snacks and not feel so guilty for doing it!   Along with Thomas's Bagel Thins I have now also started to eat Oroweat Sandwich Thins and Oroweat Pocket Thins. All of … [Read more...]

Petbrosia Pet Food Review & Giveaway! Ends 4/02/14!

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** I was sent product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. My Thoughts on Petbrosia   We love our pets as children. Our dog has been a part of our life since 2005 and is a best friend not only to my daughter but also to my husband and I. As our dear friend we want to make sure that we are always giving her the best when it comes to her care. This not only includes the regular vet visits but also the best possible food for her.   Recently I was able to review Petbrosia a wonderful, customized food for my Dog. Each Petbrosia order is different and made exclusively for your loveable dog. Here's how it works:   Just visit Petbrosia and click “Begin Here”   Then you will need to fill out all the information about your pet. For example their breed, size, age and activity level. All of these questions will factor into what your pet food will be made out of. I was able to say that my … [Read more...]

Del Monte Fruit Burst Sqeezers & Fruit Cups Review and $25 Walmart Gift Card Flash Giveaway! Ends 2/26/14

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“The Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by Del Monte. However, All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and may vary from others.” Del Monte Fruit Burst Sqeezers & Fruit Cups Review and Giveaway! I am very picky about what I feed my daughter. The choices I make for her now will influence the choices she makes for herself as she grows older. That is why I am always looking for the latest and greatest in healthy foods to pack in her school lunch. Recently I was sent some amazing Del Monte products for the purpose of this review. I was thrilled to have some new items to pack in my daughters lunches and I knew that she would love the great tasting flavors. Fruit Burst Sqeezers - I love Fruit Burst Sqeezers. They are the perfect low calorie snack to carry around in my purse for those times that I am in need of something good but don't want the calories. I was able to review Mixed Berry and Peach-Mango. They were both … [Read more...]

Radz Winter Characters Review and Giveaway! Ends 11/4/13!

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New Radz Winter Characters Honestly I had never before seen or heard of Radz. I really did not know what to expect before these arrived. But, I knew that no matter what the kids would love them. Why? Because they are cute little critters that dispense colorful candy. What child is not going to love that? With the winter months just around the corner I want to share Radz Winter Characters with you. You can purchase Radz Pep the Polar Bear and Radz Jingles the Reindeer. Each is a dispenser that contains the brightly colored Radz candies. Both Radz Winter Characters also have clips making it easy for your kids to clip them on their jacket zippers, backpacks or anywhere else they would like. Another aspect of the Radz Winter Character Dispensers that I love is the interaction with the kids. Not only will your kids enjoy the candy from these dispensers and the fun characters. But, they will also be able to interact with free Apps., their Radz artwork displayed on the site as well … [Read more...]

Laptop Lunches Bento-Ware Review and Giveaway! Ends 10/24/13!

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 ** I was sent a Laptop Lunches Bento-Ware for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Laptop Lunches Bento-Ware! I have been focusing recently on eating healthier. This includes what I send to school with my daughter in her lunch. When I go shopping my main goal has been to shop the outskirts of the store. You know what I mean....only produce, meat and dairy. It has been hard to adjust to this new routine as I was used to hitting the aisles and purchasing lots of high calorie items with too many additives to even count. I know that when I was shopping like that I was making life easier for myself. But, in the long run it would have made things much harder on my daughter. One thing I quickly noticed with my new shopping habits was that it is harder to package items that are not prepackaged. I was using up SO MANY throwaway bags and this did not sit well with me. I did not like to see all the trash that I had to use to … [Read more...]

PB Crave Review – Kids Snack PB Crave Recipes & A Giveaway! Ends 10/11/13!

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** I was sent a product for the purpose of this PB Crave Review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. PB Crave - Great for Kids Snacks and Lunches! We eat a lot of peanut butter in my house. This is for a number of reasons. #1 - I can a lot of jelly throughout the year. #2 - It is easy to make and pack for school lunches. #3 - It's a great source of protein. Although we eat a lot of peanut butter in our home my family has been complaining recently that they are tired of the same old peanut butter taste. I know they love peanut butter...but after eating it daily for weeks I can see how it got a little old....but, that was only until they tried PB Crave! Recently I was sent some awesome PB Crave flavors for the purpose of this review; Choco Choco, Coco Bananas, Cookie Nookie and Razzle Dazzle! I was so happy to introduce these flavors to my family. In fact I decided to hide the PB Crave from them and just make their lunch sandwiches using the PB Crave … [Read more...]

Bart’s Cookies Review and #Giveaway! Ends 8/15/13!

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Bart's Cookies! I was beyond excited when I received some delicious cookies from Bart's Cookies to review! Of course so were my kids and husband too!   I have to be honest, I make the worst chocolate chip cookies. Trust me, it's not that I haven't tried. I absolutely love to bake, I love to try new things and have had a great time baking cakes for family and friends but when it comes to cookies, more specifically chocolate chip cookies, something happens and the oven spits back out flat melted slightly burnt around the edge cookies that the dog even takes a second to sniff. I don't know if I will ever have the energy to keep trying but when we got Bart's Cookies my kids were overjoyed to taste an edible cookie!   I absolutely LOVE dark chocolate and was excited to try the dark chocolate chip cookie. Since I can't ever execute a good standard chocolate chip cookie I was expecting this to be close to my mother-in-law's chocolate chip cookie which is honestly out of … [Read more...]