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Tropical Smoothie- A Healthy Valentine’s Treat!

I have lived near Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations for quite some time. Oddly enough, I had never stepped foot inside of one. I guess I just thought to myself “who goes all out for a smoothie when I could make one at home?” The buildings appear a bit tiny so I never entertained the idea that the word Cafe was included in the name for a reason. They actually have food. Really? And its GOOD food! I recently had my first visit as a review opportunity and took my four year old along with me. It opened our eyes to a whole new place to eat! As you can see, the little one is all about his smoothie. I mean whats not to like about a “healthier milk shake” as I called it to get him excited. I wasn’t sure what to expect about sizes, but the kids size is … read more


Burgers’ Smokehouse- Perfectly Smoked Meats!

We are a really big meat eating family. There is some form of meat at every meal. I think my husband would disown me if I ever told him I was giving up meat. So, when I was given the opportunity to review Burgers’ Smokehouse’s delicious smoked meats, I was more than excited. I must admit, I had a lot crossing my mind wondering how well meat would ship in the mail. I have always just purchased it at a local grocer. But, when my package arrived I was pleasantly surprised. It was packaged very well in a very thick styrofoam package with ice packs inside so all the meat was still nice and cold. I received 3 packages of bacon and 2 packages of ribs (one baby back and one sauced baby back rib) My mouth was watering just looking at it! Of course, we instantly changed dinner plans … read more

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Banana Bread with SPLENDA® #SweetSwaps

Disclaimer: This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Every year around this time, I try my best to “Spring Clean”. Of course this always includes my house. I take time to clean out my closets, organize my room, clean out and organize my cabinets. This year, part of my Spring cleaning has included replacing junk foods with less added sugars. I need to work on keeping myself healthier. The older I get, the more I notice my health taking a decline and I am not liking it! I just can not give up my sweets! My family has a horrible history of diabetes so I have decided that my biggest step is to … read more

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Turkey, Bacon, Ranch Perfection with Hillshire Farm Naturals!

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Hillshire. This could include Hillshire providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Hi, my name is Amber and I am a sandwich addict! I likely consume more sandwiches than I should in a given week, but who can resists the ease of creating such a simple meal? Not t mention there is no wrong or right way to go. You can add your own touch in any way you prefer. Unfortunately, not everyone n my house agrees with this. You see, I love to buy simple lunch meats out of the refrigerated section of my grocery store. My husband will freak if you use this to make is sandwiches! He feels deli meat is on a different level and no prepackaged meat cold ever compare. so, it is my mission in life to find a way … read more

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Breakfast Without the Fuss- Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! How many times have you heard that in your life? I am one of those crazy moms who really enforces this rule. I get angry when my kids want to rush out the door without eating or when they try to say they aren’t hungry and don’t feel like eating. I have always eaten breakfast. It may not be a sit down breakfast, but I eat something Otherwise, I am not a very nice person. The husband jokes that I become this evil witch if I don’t eat. But, I have noticed it getting harder and harder to make time for it. Between school, library, play dates, baseball.. it is always something. So I often opt for portable snacks. Many mornings I just pour a bag of cereal and grab a sippy cup of milk for the youngest and rush out … read more

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