Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Non-Crafty Upcycling Challenge Chick-fil-A soup bowls #chickfilamomsDIY



As a member of the Chick-fil-A mom panel, I belong to a great group of mommies that works hand and hand with Chick-fil-A. At times we are asked to get crafty. While I might not be the crafty mom on the blog I do love to upcycle.


Our hearty chicken tortilla soup features shredded boneless breast of chicken, navy, northern, and black beans in a white creamy base with a perfect blend of vegetables and spices to heat up your dining experience. Topped off with seasoned corn tortilla strips. Seasonal item only.

up·cy·cle -
ˈəpˌsīkəl/
verb
reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.
"the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast"


We were recently asked to participate in the upcycling challenge Chick-fil-A soup bowls. While there are endless possibilities on how to reuse these bowls, here are a few that I have personally used.  

I really enjoy reusing them in my children's lunchboxes. It's so much better than using bags. The treats I put in them don't get crushed or damaged. Plus I am saving one on bags.

Place one on top of your dryer for the spare change you find in the washer. This used to work well for me, then my kids got hip to get and it never feels up with change anymore.


We have 2 tiny doggies that pretty much travel everywhere with us. These bowls make it easy to transport food and water without the mess. 




Friday, February 24, 2017

Bike Bandit Honda Motorcycle parts, 4 wheeler tires and more online



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BikeBandit.com. All opinions are entirely my own.


Being a southern girl, it just seems like I was born to play in the mud. There is just nothing like a Saturday out riding ATV's with your loved ones. If you do lots of off-roading you know tires can make all the difference in the performance of your ride. 4 wheeler tires not only get upgraded more often than any other part but the first of the stock options to get replaced by an aftermarket product. It's all about those 4 wheeler tires, I'm sure there is a song about that! BikeBandit.com offers a wide variety of 4 wheeler tires at competitive prices. Just searching their pages, I saw over 290 - 4 wheeler tires and that does not take into account the different sizes. They will quickly become your one stop 4 wheeler tires superstore! They also offer YouTube step by step videos for the do-it-yourselfers. BikeBandit.com will have you slinging mud and kicking up dust with you 4 wheeler tires in no time.

Looking for Honda motorcycle parts? No worries BikeBandit.com has you covered! Are you ready to take your Honda motorcycle to the next level with customization? Or it could just need a tune-up. I'm guessing you don't need me to tell you that BikeBandit.com has all the Honda motorcycle parts you are looking for too. I love how the website has everything categorized to make things easier to find. They offer items like body accents, graphics kits, luggage racks, seats and seat covers. Summer is just around the corner so it's time to get your Honda motorcycle in cruising condition with the help of motorcycle parts online from BikeBandit.com.


I don't know about you guys. But, I personally love being able to shop from the comfort of my own home with the satisfaction of knowing that BikeBandit.com also offers over the phone sales, service and also live chat if I do have any question! Remember they also offer fast free shipping on all orders over $99*. While you are browsing make sure to sign-up for their emails to stay up-to-date on all the special offers and savings. They even offer a Best Price Guarantee(terms and conditions apply click here for details).




Welcome to BikeBandit.com, the web's largest source for powersports parts, accessories, gear and tires. From street motorcycles, cruisers and dirt bikes to ATVs and snowmobiles, BikeBandit.com has over 8 million products to ensure you have everything you need to get riding. Our goal is simple: supply our customers with a professional-quality tool to purchase the parts and accessories they need and provide industry-leading customer service. No more trying to explain complicated parts over the phone or go to a dealer... you pick 'em...we ship 'em...it's that simple!




This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BikeBandit.com. All opinions are entirely my own.


Precious Moments & Care Bears the Perfect Celebration



For nearly 40 years, Precious Moments has been creating gifts that celebrate caring, sharing, and love. Precious Moments wants to share the care with their Care Bears line. Celebrate with everyone’s favorite bears from Care-A-Lot!


I was beyond thrilled to be chosen to work with both of these childhood classics. I absolutely loved Precious Moments & Care Bears when I was a girl. To introduce my daughter to the collection I let her pick the two we would get. After careful consideration she picked from her heart the ones that were perfect for her.. Sarah picked Full Of Cheer and Follow Your Heart. When you look at each of these hand-painted resin figurines you can't help but feel joy and smile. We really like the way they connect together while walking on clouds. They are just so lovingly detailed. My daughter, Sarah, has already requested each of them to complete the set. These are a great way to mark a moment in time or even a holiday. That is my perfect plan for the other four in this set. With Easter just around the corner and her birthday soon following. Precious Moments & Care Bears are new to the line but looking through the catalog there is so much more that you will have no trouble picking one to bring into you home. The adorable sweetness will become a treasured heirloom passed down from generation to generation. Who can resist those sweet faces!




Share the day with this sweet little one and Harmony Bear™. Makes a great gift for someone that loves you just the way you are! Resin. SRP: $20.99



Sweet polka dots and a rainbow hair-pin complete this cheerful picture of a little girl who is thrilled to be sharing her day with Cheer Bear™. Send some cheer to your favorite friend and share the gift of love. Resin. SRP: $20.99

Life your spirits with these sunny friends adorned in matching heart-shaped sunglasses. Have a laugh with Funshine Bear™ and give this flip-flop clad darling to someone who could use a sunny day! Resin. SRP: $20.99

This pigtailed cutie is dressed up in polka dots and a smile as she accepts a delicious cupcake from Share Bear™. Share this sweet treat with someone who always shares with you! Resin. SRP: $20.99

Take a walk through the land of Care-A-Lot with this sweet girl and her favorite friend, Tenderheart Bear™. Makes the perfect gift to encourage your loved ones to follow their hearts. Resin. SRP: $20.99



Sometimes a hug is just the ticket to cheer someone up! This sweet little girl offers a friendly hug to Grumpy Bear™, who has been spotted with a rare smile now and then. Send this gift to make just about anyone smile. Resin. SRP: $20.99




A disclaimer and disclosure: * We received this product in exchange for a review. We were compensated with product or payment for our reviews, however, all our opinions are our own, based on our personal experience with the product. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Enjoy a night in with Tyson & Redbox by shopping Walmart! #TysonFreeMovieNight

Enjoy a night in with Tyson & Redbox by shopping Walmart!
Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.
www.TysonFreeMovieNight.com  #TysonFreeMovieNight


Tyson Foods and Redbox® are joining forces to offer a free movie night when you shop at Walmart locations! Visit your local Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Neighborhood Markets to take advantage of this offer. It’s easy and fun to create a, “Let’s All Stay In For Movie Night.”

  • Buy any 2 participating Jimmy Dean, State Fair®, or Tyson products in a single transaction. 
  • Snap a picture of your receipt and visit www.TysonFreeMovieNight.com to upload your receipt. 
  • Enjoy! Get two promo codes, each valid for a free 1-night DVD rental from Redbox.*


Visit www.TysonFreeMovieNight.com for more information.

What better way to reward your family with the products they enjoy every day than to have good food and a free movie night? After a busy week my family of 5 loves to have bonding time on the weekends. During the week we are pulled in so many different directions that it’s great to decompress. Jimmy Dean, State Fair, and Tyson products that are easy and quick to prepare and all of my family loves them. A few of the staple items in our house that my family absolutely loves are the Tyson Honey Battered Tenders, State Fair 46 count Classic mini Corn Dogs and the Jimmy Dean 8 count Ham and Cheese Croissant. Jimmy Dean, State Fair, and Tyson brands have such a wide range of products you are sure to find something for everyone too. Our family of 5 can always find just the perfect item for us all since there is much a wide range of products and flavors offered.

Redeeming our free movie night a Redbox kiosk in Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Neighborhood Markets is easy also. Redbox kiosk offers the latest and greatest new releases in 1 location. Jimmy Dean, State Fair and Tyson products, Walmart and Redbox are the perfect combination for a stress-free movie night full of laughs, fun and delicious food.

*1 promotional code per transaction. Payment card required. Charges apply for additional days. Can’t be combined with other offers. Subject to additional terms. Void where prohibited.






Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY on Digital HD March 24 and Blu-ray April 4


THE MISSION COMES HOME
GET “ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY” EARLY ON MARCH 24TH
on Digital, and on Blu-ray April 4th

Fans go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for a revealing look at the stories behind the first Star Wars standalone film.






Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th.  This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story.  “Rogue One” has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. 

Arriving early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4, the release includes never-before-seen “Rogue One” bonus material that will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. An intimate collection of stories reveals how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.

Bonus features include*: 
  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes– – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe. 
Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer. 

Founding Fathers American Made Premium Coffee that supports American Military Families GIVEAWAY





I am constantly on a quest for the best cup of coffee. It really does fuel my day. So, when I reached out to Founding Fathers I was thrilled to try the coffee but also to learn that they are a company with a heart. Besides being an outstanding cup of coffee they also give back to military families(read below to find out more). This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. What better way to give back then to buy a product that most of us use daily. These K-Cups were very easy to use with my brewing system. Each of these coffees has a lovely aroma while brewing...there is just nothing like the smell of coffee to me. I brewed a cup of each to do my own mini taste test. I tend to like a light to medium roast. I also like flavored coffees and add flavored creamer. I really liked all the coffees and each has its own distinct flavor, look,and aroma. The one I enjoyed most hands down was the french vanilla and my husband could not get enough of the donut stop.

I highly recommend you check them out not only for the great flavor but also to give back to our military families.

Founding Fathers are currently available in 5 varieties and also organic
  • 100% Colombian Medium Roast - This coffee has a deliciously rich taste with satisfying, full-bodied character.
  • Donut Shop Medium Roast - This classic coffee blend is rich, smooth and satisfying.
  • French Roast Dark Roast - This intensively rich coffee has a soft smoky flavor with a smooth taste and velvety body.
  • French Vanilla Medium Roast - The sweet and creamy essence of vanilla creates a luxurious coffee experience.
  • Morning Blend Light Roast - Brighten your day with this perfectly balanced, aromatic coffee with an enjoyably smooth finish.
  • Organic - Peruvian Organic, Sunrise Blend Organic, Mountain Java Organic, Donut Shop Organic, Fair Trade Organic Dark Roast and Rainforest Medium Roast.



Founding Fathers would love to spend 1 lucky reader an 80 count K-Cup coffee of their very own!



Founding Fathers Coffee is now available at Amazon.com, all Military Exchanges and select retail stores throughout the United States. Using 100% Arabica coffee, Founding Fathers Coffee offers five different roasts; Morning Blend, Donut Shop, French Roast, Colombian and French Vanilla. The coffee will be available in single serve cups (K-cups) and ground. Also available in USDA Organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest.

Founding Fathers Coffee enters the single-serve coffee industry as it continues to grow in popularity. In 2015, 27% of coffee drinkers owned a single cup brewing system and projections jump to 50% by 2020. Single serve generated sales of $3.71 billion for the 52 weeks ending January 24, 2016.

Half of the profits from Founding Fathers Coffee will be donated to organizations that support American military families, including the largest veteran’s service organization in the world, The American Legion.

“I founded the company to produce superior American made products that support our American military families with what I consider to be a heroic level of giving” said Phil Knutsen, CEO. “We hope Founding Fathers will become the coffee of choice for patriotic, mainstream coffee drinkers.”

Founding Fathers Products launched a premium American lager in 2011 which is now available in 8 states.

About Founding Fathers
Established in 2009 by Minnesota entrepreneur Phil Knutsen, the mission of Founding Fathers is to keep America strong one product at a time by providing the best American-made products aligned with the principles and values that made the United States the greatest country in the world. Founding Fathers Products will donate 50 percent of profits from the sale of its goods to support military troops and their families. For more information, visit www.foundingfathersproducts.com


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**I am hosting these giveaways All prizes distributed to winners are the sole responsibility of the prize donor(s). Delivery method is at the sole discretion of the prize donor(s). Prizes may not be substituted or transferred by any contest/sweepstakes winner and a winner may not receive cash redemption equal to the value of the prize in lieu of the prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners name, city, state, and winning entry for promotional purposes. Contestants agree that the sole and final judgment as to all matters concerning contests and interpretation of contest rules are at my sole discretion. I am not and its prize donors are not liable or responsible for :any claims, damages, losses, injuries, or death including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, any contest, including entry and participation in any contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes,entries that do not follow guidelines, entries and responses to winner notifications that are illegible, incomplete, late, lost, misdelivered, marked postage-due, or undeliverable, any technical or human errors, malfunctions, failures, etc. resulting in participation of contests.I am not not liable or responsible for: donors (sponsors) who do not follow through with delivery of prizes, prizes that are lost in the mail, arrive damage, are defective, or have other unforeseen problems, substituting another prize in lieu of the original prize.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Campbell's Well Yes! Soups

I have been a Campbells Soup fan since I was a little thing. I can remember always wanting chicken and stars as a child. Who am I kidding? I still buy it as an adult and enjoy it all the same. I am so thrilled to be working with the launch of Well Yes!, a new ready-to-serve soup line that features clean, simple and nutritious ingredients. It's a new line of higher end soups for us grown-ups that are looking to eat better. They are rich in flavor and remind me more of a restaurant quality soup than a canned. There are 9 flavor varieties in this new line. The flavors run from something we all know and love like a chicken noodle to tomato carrot bisque. These are soups you can feel good about because they contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Since trying this line, I have been thrilled to find them at my local store.
Well Yes! is a new product line of great tasting, ready-to-serve soups from the Campbell Soup Company. Made with nutritious and carefully chosen ingredients like kale, quinoa, and barley, Well Yes! is available in 9 delicious varieties.
Clean and simple, the colorful packaging is BPA-free, and the new soup line does not contain artificial ingredients. Select Varieties contain chicken with no antibiotics. 
Available at grocers nationwide in January 2017 Soup SRP:$2.69.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Hearty Lentil with Vegetables Soup is chock-full of great-tasting, nutritious ingredients, like lentils, chickpeas, whole-grain pasta, and roasted garlic.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Sweet Potato Corn Chowder brings together the delicious flavor of sweet potatoes and corn with the great taste of carrots, red peppers, and wild rice.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Minestrone with Kale Soup is chock-full of great-tasting, nutritious ingredients, like chickpeas, whole-wheat pasta, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, and kale.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice Soup brings together the delicious flavor of lean chicken meat and wild rice with nourishing corn, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Italian Vegetables with Farro Soup is crafted with care from purposeful ingredients, like carrots, red peppers, zucchini, Great Northern beans, and farro.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Tomato Carrot Bisque is the perfect blend of farm-grown tomatoes, with the added flavor of carrots and a touch of cream.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Hearty Tomato with Toasted Barley Soup brings together the delicious flavor of tomato, red peppers, garlic, and toasted barley.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Chicken Noodle Soup is a new take on a classic, made with lean chicken meat, egg noodles made with quinoa flour, carrots, and Great Northern beans.
Campbell’s® Well Yes!™ Black Bean with Red Quinoa Soup is chock-full of great-tasting, nutritious ingredients, like black beans, red quinoa, tomatoes, corn, and red peppers.


A disclaimer and disclosure: * We received this product in exchange for a review. We were compensated with product or payment for our reviews, however, all our opinions are our own, based on our personal experience with the product. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set




Ozeri is a company that I always enjoy working with. I cannot rave enough about how much I like their products. When I was offered the chance to try out Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set, BPA-Free 8-Piece Nesting Set with Vacuum Seal and Locking Lids, I was excited! 1st off we are a family of 5 and I am always in need of storage food. And with the ever rising cost of food, we can all use a storage that has instavac to keep food fresher longer. The sizes that come in this set are awesome, 21 cups (5.0 liters), 12.7 cups (3.0 liters), 6.3 cups (1.5 liters) and 3 cups (0.7 liters). I love the fact that they are crystal clear so it's very easy to see what is inside. The kit comes with a guide tells you just how to use the containers-they are very easy to use, clean and store.  They are also affordably priced, and I use them daily. They would also make a great house warming gift for a new couple-or just a gift in general. The container makes it easy to transport food as well-and I always get questions about what they are and how they work-they are the talk of the buffet at social gatherings. As a busy mom, I love that these are microwave and dishwasher safe.


Here’s what you need to know about the Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set, BPA-Free 8-Piece Nesting Set with Vacuum Seal and Locking Lids:
  • Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts. Simply press down on the center of the lid and air is forced out through the one-way valve. Requires minimal effort.
  • Patented valve easily removes excess air so growth of naturally occurring bacteria is greatly reduced, and food stays fresh longer. Also features a release valve that prevents spills, splatters, and bursting when used in microwaves.
  • Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices.
  • Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator.
  • BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof, and as transparent as glass. Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe. Satisfaction guaranteed.
A disclaimer and disclosure:
* I received this product in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. *

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Honduras Chocolate Company


I have always had a love affair with dark chocolate. There has just always been something about it. It's always been serious chocolate and has a flavor that other chocolate lacks. So, I'm sure you can understand how thrilled I was when I reached out to Honduras Chocolate Company for Valentine's and they said....YES! There are countless good things I can say about this company and I'm not just talking about the quaily of the chocolate. All of the chocolate is made from organically-grown, single-origin cacao. The cacao is grown and manufactured in the rainforest of Honduras. The Honduras Chocolate Company provides a sustainable economic solution, ensuring a brighter future and a stronger economic outlook...one chocolate bar at a time. So, what does all this mean? It's chocolate and a company with a heart. They care about the people that are producing the cacao and the land that it's grown on. The cacao is grown by an exclusive network of Honduran farmers. Honduras Chocolate Company knows each of these farmers and their family by name. They also invest in these farmers and the communities and pay higher-than-fair-trade prices plus provide access to training, agricultural resources and micro-loans to the farmers. They do all this so that their farmers can not only better provide for their families but can also invest in their farms. As a result, the cacao they produce is of a superior quality. A company that cares about the little people is rare these days, we applaud them for putting the people about the all mighty dollar and trying to make this world a better place. 
All of the chocolate products are gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and manufactured in a nut and soy free facility. WOW....looks like they have all the bases covered. This means that more people can enjoy these products. That's a win for all the people that have food allergy issues or for someone like me that just likes the fact that everyone can enjoy the art of dark chocolate. Gosh, could you imagine being able to tour the facility? It must smell like pure nirvana...they really should bottle that and make it an air freshener. The chocolate is made in small batches using the perfect blend of beans from each farm. This gives the chocolate bars a complex and rich flavor profile. It truly is a love story from start to finish. And we get to enjoy the fruits of this labor of love. It was a cool experience to be able to try each of these bars. You can taste the variations in the amount of cacao each bar contains. Honduras Chocolate Company would like to share the love they celebrate with making 1 lucky reader a winner. 1 reader will win 4 bars, a $25 value.

  
65% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar. No preservatives or additives. 65% cacao content for a balanced yet hearty chocolate flavor with natural vanilla notes. 2.7 oz bar.

70% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
70% cacao for an intense chocolate flavor with a sweet finish. Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar, no preservatives or additives. 2.7 oz bar.
75% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
70% cacao with rich chocolate flavor, subtly sweet. Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar. No preservatives or additives. 2.7 oz bar.
80% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
80% cacao, our highest cacao content bar for "extra dark" chocolate lovers. Rich and complex chocolate flavors, slightly sweet. Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar. No preservatives or additives. 2.7 oz bar.

A disclaimer and disclosure: * We received this product in exchange for a review. We were compensated with product or payment for our reviews, however, all our opinions are our own, based on our personal experience with the product. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.