Join the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up & Get Fit Deliciously! #BalanceShapeUp

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I received complimentary Balance Bars and other goodies to help me in the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge. All opinions are my own. This Summer, Balance Bar is challenging you to shape up and get fit once and for all. The 40-Day Challenge is well under way, but it’s never too late to join in! Throughout the Challenge, Balance Bar will be sharing fun 30-minute workout challenges, tips for eating better and other ways to get healthy and stay healthy all year long. You’ll find the tips every day on the Balance Bar Facebook page. Holly Del Rosso, an […] Read more »

Get Grilling with Bar-S & Enjoy a Hot Salsa Dog Recipe!

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This post brought to you by Bar-S Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. Grilling is one of our favorite ways to dine during the summer. Whether it’s just me, my mom and Jake enjoying tasty plain Bar-S Turkey Dogs or a whole family gathering, nothing quite says summer like a barbecue. My favorite thing about grilling out is that no one is banished to the kitchen for cooking. I remember during winter get togethers, we’d barely see the cook because she’d be locked up in the kitchen prepping everything. When you grill outside, you’re usually right in the middle of […] Read more »

Get Refreshed with V8 Splash® from Dollar General

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This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast and snack throughout the summer. They’re so refreshing and easy to make! Now, thanks to Dollar General, it’s even easier than ever to make! They carry a range of delicious V8 Splash® Smoothies that cost just $2 a bottle! My favorite flavor is Strawberry Banana, but they also have flavors like Wild Berry, Tropical Splash, and Mango. Cool and Creamy Fruit Smoothie recipe Dollar General shared a delicious cool and creamy smoothies recipe that I couldn’t wait to try out. Take […] Read more »

Earn Rewards By Stating Hydrated with Nestlé® Pure Life®

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This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. After the frigid winter, I was kind of expecting a nice, relatively cool summer. I mean, it seemed like a logical expectation, right? Well, not even one week into official summer and we were hitting very close to the triple digits! If that's any indication of what's to come, staying hydrated is going to be more important than ever. We try to stay cool and hydrated on the outside with water blaster fights! Of course, staying hydrated inside is where it really counts! You can pour all the […] Read more »

Start Your Day Deliciously with Silk Protein + Fiber® #SilkProteinFiber

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This post brought to you by Silk. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you tried new Silk Protein + Fiber® yet? It’s pretty amazing! Why? Well, aside from the fact that it’s yummy, it solves the age-old problem of a lack of protein in regular almond milk. Well, maybe not an “age-old” problem, but you get it! New Silk Protein + Fiber® has 5 grams of protein in every serving. It also has 5 grams of fiber! The big question, of course, is how does it taste? Let’s find out! Silk Protein + Fiber® Taste Test with World’s Pickiest Child […] Read more »

Give Your Guy a Delicious & Unique Gift with Mantry

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We received a complimentary Mantry crate to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. Looking for a unique gift for the foodie guy in your life? Sal and I recently had a chance to try out Mantry, a really cool subscription service that delivers American-Made tasty treats that guys would love. They call themselves “the Modern Man’s pantry,” hence the Mantry. Your Mantry selections arrive in a really cool wooden crate that you can reuse for other purposes. This was one of Sal’s favorite parts of it. Campfire Cookout with Mantry Each month features a different theme, with yummy […] Read more »

DAVIDsTEA Fair Trade Collection: Yummy Teas that Give Back

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While I spend most of the day drinking coffee, I love drinking tea at night to help me relax. Even during the summer, a cup of hot tea really helps take the edge off the day. I love trying out new flavors. Especially when those flavors are all Fair Trade certified! It’s good to know that my cup of relaxation helps build stronger communities! While I was in the hospital recovering from surgery, a package arrived on my doorstep. My mom, being the incredibly impatient person that she is, opened it to see what it was. While I was excited […] Read more »

Get Fresh With Frozen: Meal Planning Made Easy

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m not the world’s best cook. You all know that, I’ve always been upfront about it. I grew up with a single mom who worked all day. I myself am a single mom who works all day. I am also an incredibly picky eater, something my son inherited from me (I looked it up, apparently it actually IS genetic!). The funny thing is, we’re picky in completely different ways! For example, he loves […] Read more »

Toss in the Flavor with RedPack for a Chance at a $350 Prize + Recipes!

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I received complimentary RedPack products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. Summer is all about Salsa, don’t you think? Well, maybe not ALL ABOUT, but Salsa recipes definitely play a major role in all those summer backyard bashes! You can’t make salsa without tomatoes. RedPack has always been the premier name in tomatoes, so why not go with the best in your recipes! Who knows, you may even have a chance at a great prize worth $350! Guacamole Salsa: My Favorite Party Recipe Two years ago, my brother made this amazing Guacamole Salsa dip and insisted […] Read more »

Get Swimsuit-Ready with thinkThin Lean Protein & Fiber™ Bars + Giveaway

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I received a package of thinkThin Lean Protein & Fiber™ bars and a gift card to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. So, I have a confession to make: I totally blew the whole “I’m going to lose weight before summer” goal that I set at the beginning of the year. Because I’m a total procrastinator, I’m scrambling at the last minute trying to at least shed a few pounds so I don’t feel so self-conscious in a bathing suit. I actually did pretty good this last month! Of course, prepping for surgery, then being in too much […] Read more »