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OREO Chocolate Candy Bars Feel Like My Childhood…

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

You guys. You GUYS.

How fun is this? New OREO Chocolate King Size Candy Bars are everything you love about childhood – like cookies and milk. The price is totally retro too – on Rollback at Walmart makes them only $1.00, and each King Size pack has two individually wrapped bars perfect for sharing with your bestie!

So grab your quarters, snag this Rollback deal, and enjoy OREO cookie flavor mixed with super smooth Milka chocolate with your BFF today :) And – keep reading until the end, for a chance to win BIG….

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Sweet DIY Chocolate-Themed Gift Ideas


This DIY Chocolate-themed gift post is part of a Fashionista Event, and a promotional item was provided to me by Chocolat Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… As well it should, because believe it or not, it’s only TWENTY days until Christmas! Are you ready yet? Have you made your list and checked it twice? Well, if you’re anything like me this year, and just getting started on your holiday gift shopping, I have a great suggestion for you. Chocolate. Yep. Because seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially when it’s a premium fancy-pants chocolate, and you gift it in a creatively fun way. Keep reading to learn more – and for a SWEET giveaway just for you!

Chocolat Frey for holiday gifting

I’m on a pretty tight budget this year. That means I have to get creative with my gifts. And it’s amazing how many fun ways there are to create unique presents using Chocolat Frey goodies – we’re using them as gifts for the Abby’s teacher, stocking stuffers for all the kiddos, as part of gift packages for friends and family – and my favorite, this super cool DIY Chocolat Frey Trifle Dish Gift Set! Just like a traditional trifle dessert, it has layers of deliciousness shown off in a pretty pedestal dish. But way more fun! [Read more…]


White Chocolate Ginger Cookie Recipe

It’s the cookie time of year! This holiday season, instead of making the same old sugar cookies, try something out-of-the-box like Terra’s Kitchen’s White Chocolate Ginger Cookie recipe. Combining the unusual, yet delicious flavor of ginger with the sweetness of the white chocolate chips, these cookies are sure to be an instant classic with friends and families. Whether you’re making them for gifting, entertaining, or just eating a batch yourself while watching holiday movies {calories don’t count at the holidays… :)} I’m sure everyone will love them!

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McDonald’s® Chicken Select Tenders Are Back!

I’m enjoying McDonald’s® Chicken Select Tenders as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #McDPartners….

My very first job was when I was 15 1/2 {the youngest that you could work in Washington state at the time} at McDonald’s®. I worked there for 2 years, and loved it. I have such good memories from that time. The franchise owners were awesome – They threw us fabulous themed holiday parties each year, actually visited and helped work in the store with us, and were just so super nice. I’ve also stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle multiple times – which is funded by those little change jars you see at each register. So, McDonald’s® has always been a part of my life. :)

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7 Winter Soup Recipes

Here where I live, in Central Washington – {Yakima, Washington to be exact} – we normally have loads of snow each year. This year? Nothing. While it seems like everyone else in the country is being overloaded with snow, we’ve had one powdered-sugar style dusting. So weird. And totally disappointing to me, since I love snow. But, it’s still pretty cold. And when it’s cold, I totally get in the mood for soup! If you’re a winter soup lover too, then you’ll love this collection of awesome winter soup recipes!

Tortellini Soup

This Tortellini Soup is one of my very favorites. So, I’ll share that recipe, plus a bunch of my other favorites, in the list below. Then you’ll have a ton of awesome soup ideas for the next month, until we warm up for summer :)

7 Winter Soup Recipes 

Are you hungry yet? I am :) You can add french bread, toasty garlic rounds like I share in the first recipe, the one shown in the pic above – or some homemade cornbread, to make it a meal. {I’m a carb-lover, so I always need some type of bread at each meal!}

Chosen Chix

Want more Winter inspiration? Well, I’m not the only one sharing seven things about winter! Check out my fellow Chosen Chix and some of their thoughts on winter:



Easy Mealtime Hacks from Breakfast to Dinnertime!

Easy Mealtime Hacks

You guys know how I’m all about what I call “smart solutions for busy moms,” right? Things like how to keep the house looking clean – the easy way. Quick and easy recipes. Fun fashion that’s still comfy enough for chasing a toddler around. Stuff like that. Which is why I’m super happy to partner with Van’s Foods this month to share some of their super clever mealtime hacks… Plus a great giveaway too! Check it out….

Hello from Van’s Foods!

We know how busy life can be for Van’s foods fans. Between work, working out, parenting, driving, walking, riding, creating, days get full – fast. Some meals are easy, and you’ve got plenty of time to plan, shop and put together something delicious.

Other times, there’s yoga or soccer or Scouts or a late meeting, and you need something fast and easy that you can still feel good about eating.

Which brings us to our gift to you this month – easy, nutritious mealtime hacks from your friends at Van’s. They’re all delicious, nutritious and a cinch to pull together.

First up?

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Is Food an Addiction for You?

This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching and Essentials product, watch their Super Bowl “All You Can Eat” commercial and share my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own.

So, by now you’ve been following me and my weight loss journey for quite some time. About a year and a half ago I got super motivated, lost about 20 pounds in less than 4 months, was SUPER excited about that.

Then? Then I got complacent. Or maybe lazy? No, not lazy. Just busy. Very busy, and very distracted. I work at home while trying to manage a super wild preschooler. I travel a lot. We’re remodeling our whole house. We’ve had some major family crisis stuff. There are only so many hours in a day, and only so many things I can concentrate on. And one thing that I let slip was diet and exercise.

But recently I partnered up with the awesome people at Weight Watchers. Not only do I get access to their awesome program and tools – being able to track the foods I eat, get awesome recipes, chat with other members, get helpful tips, and more – but I also have a personal coach who is amazing. I get to chat with her whenever I need to, and since she’s someone who has already successfully lost a ton of weight with Weight Watchers, she’s got loads of advice to help me stay on track this time. Instead of a “diet” like I did before in my life, she’s helping me learn a new lifestyle. LOVE her <3

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