Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tasting is Believing with Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods! {#TasteAndBelieve}

weight watchers sweet baked goods logo
I participated in a In-Home Party Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As much as I would like to say that I always make the healthiest choices when it comes to snacking, I can't help but scoff at how far that is from the truth. Is there anyone that can make that claim? If so, how in the world can they stand some of those low-calorie options that say they taste great... but instead resemble a lightly sweetened piece of cardboard?

In fact, from salty snacks to savory desserts, it has always seemed to me to be near impossible to truly enjoy portion-controlled offerings. Will I simply just always have to give up flavor in order to reduce calories?

The answer is a resounding NO! Thanks to the arrival of Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods, it is now 100% possible for me to indulge my sweet tooth without going overboard in calories! Skeptical? I was, too! But I'm telling you, Tasting Is Believing!

tasting is believing

Words can't accurately portray the incredible taste of the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss, a sweet and salty decadent treat that delivers the perfect combination of rich chocolate brownie and real caramel at only 90 calories.

But again, the lower calories wouldn't really matter to me if these individually wrapped little brownies tasted like pretty much every other low-cal dessert that I've ever tried (which tend to leave my cravings less than satisfied). However, in this case Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods has actually done it! The Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss is really truly bliss!

However, If you don't want to take my word for it (take my word for it! I LOVE THESE!), then you still have no excuse to not try Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods right now due to their Tasting Is Believing Challenge.

weight watchers free rebate

Easy as that. Simply purchase Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods treats until May 31st and, if you aren't in love, you'll get a full refund (complete details and full customer reactions can be found at TastingIsBelieving.com).

If you ask me, there isn't a chance that a single rebate will be issued after people try the Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss. Instead, they're going to take one bite and will join me in shouting from the rooftops that they are fantastic! Amazing! Delectable! Delicious!

In fact, that is just what happened when I had the opportunity to host a "Try and Reveal Tasting Party" recently with these magnificent treats. I had no doubt that my family and friends would be just as infatuated with the Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss as I am, not to mention that they would never guess that they were from Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods.

Weight Watchers brownie bliss

After removing the Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss treats from their packaging and arranging them on a platter, it was time to put the blind taste test into effect.

My mouth was watering even before my guests were anywhere around!

Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss

Alas, it was time to (reluctantly) share.

WW Salted Caramel Brownies

Without question, eyes lit up around the room as soon as people took a look at these little bites of perfection. And then when they bit into the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss the reactions were just as positive — I knew that they would love these!

Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss

After everyone had the chance to eat their Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss (and lick their plate clean), it was time to let them guess the brand they thought was behind the divine treats.

Once all of the guesses were made and the cards were in the jar, it was time to reveal that the treats were in fact Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods!

Weight Watchers surprise

Complete shock, I tell you! How could this sweet and salty treat deliver such flavor yet only have a Weight Watchers PointsPlus value of 2 points? (I'm pretty sure the answer contains some sort of magic.)

What are you waiting for? Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss are available at grocery stores now for a suggested retail price beginning at $3.29 per box. Or, if chocolate and caramel isn't your thing, other Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods products include Red Velvet Crème Cake, Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss, Mint Chocolate Brownie Bliss, Carrot Crème Cake and more.

weight watchers sweet baked goods

Find out much more about all of the delicious Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods products, where to purchase them, the Love It Or It's Free refund, and more at TastingIsBelieving.com. You can also connect with all things Weight Watchers on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Brighten Up Spring and Summer with FabKids Children's Clothing {Review}

Even though it is a bit sad that it took until May for all of our winter gear to finally be packed away for good (you just never know when it might still snow here in the Midwest!), there is no doubt that the arrival of spring and the impending summer has everyone happy.

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the ability to throw open our closets and pick from the bright, cheery, warm weather clothing (and not layer it under five other items) always brings a smile. Where have you been all winter, bright yellows, pizazz-filled pinks and bold turquoises?

Around here, there is no doubt that all of these colors and more have been on display even more lately thanks to the arrival of our newest high quality apparel from FabKids.

FabKids May

We were thrilled to join the FabKids team last month and, without a doubt, Little Sister B couldn't wait to see the colors, styles and fashions that were going to be introduced for May. Would there be more high quality fabrics, age-appropriate designs, and comfortable-yet-chic looks?

Yes, yes and yes!

FabKids girls clothing

I wasn't surprised when Little Sister B chose the Rainbow Hearts Outfit as her favorite and, with the arrival of this dress and leggings set, I could tell that she was over the moon with her choice. But I really couldn't blame her, as does it get much more fun than this?

The Rainbow Heart Skater Dress is not only adorably appealing with all of the bright hearts in varying colors, but the durable, stretchy fabric feels smooth and soft on your skin. The little pleats along the waistband give form and shape to the dress while the bold pink zipper down the back is lined for safety and ensures a quick and easy fit.

Add in the classic (ultra soft!) Fab Soft Legging in pretty much any color and this outfit comes together just right.

FabKids quality

Little Sister B has adored wearing her new FabKids clothing to school (and has received multiple compliments) and comes home each time telling me about the new friends or teachers that have commented on its cuteness. Who doesn't love hearing that?

In fact, she has already declared how excited she is to to head into Memorial Day weekend in this great outfit!

Our plans include spending time with family, heading to a major league baseball game and more, and all my stylish little fashionista needs to do is bring along a light sweater in case the wind picks up or for when the sun goes down and she will be all set to soak up the fun and sun of the holiday!

FabKids review

Once again FabKids has shown that they are the place to go for kids that love fashion and for parents that love quality, style and comfort!

Every outfit they offer is age-appropriate and colorful, while being designed to work at home, at school, on the playground and more. And remember that while pricing for Regular Members starts at $42, once you sign up as a VIP Member (which is free and can be canceled at any time), you'll receive outfits for $29.95, with items that start at $14.95 and shoes from $16.95. VIP Members also rack up reward points, earn special savings, and more!

FabKids childrens clothing

To find out more about FabKids and the ways that they can effortlessly style the children in your life from head to toe, visit their website at FabKids.com and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Other than the Rainbow Hearts Outfit that we received from FabKids in order to facilitate this review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about this site and their products.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Green Mountain Summer Sunrise Blend Limited Edition K-Cup Coffee {Review}

Green Mountain Coffee logo
For decades manufacturers and artists have tried to capture the essence of nature to put it into products for consumers' enjoyment. Paintings of bolts of lightening or the wonders of outer space, candles with the aroma of ocean waves or tropical jungle mists, sound machines depicting a bubbling stream or the croak of a bullfrog, and more.

But what about the taste of nature — in particular a sunrise? We can close our eyes and imagine the beautiful colors, hear the early morning crickets or even smell the warming of the dew on the grass, but taste? How what sort of flavor would that early morning scene provide?

There's no doubt in my mind that Green Mountain Coffee has accomplished it spot on with their Green Mountain Summer Sunrise Blend limited edition K-cup coffee!

Summer Sunrise Blend

A limited edition, fair trade certified coffee, Green Mountain Summer Sunrise Blend is a seasonal roast that only makes an appearance in late spring. We all know the feeling of fresh, bright sunshine to start the day, so why not embrace the same cheerful warmth in our favorite mug?

I was intrigued to try Summer Sunrise Blend simply after hearing the name, but then when I saw that it is medium roast, is made from 100% Arabica beans, and that it contains citrus notes and provides a sweet, clean finish, I was even more excited to start brewing.

Green Mountain Summer Sunrise Blend coffee

I'm the first to admit that I'm not always the most cheery person in the morning, so taking a deep breath of this aromatic, seasonal blend has been a great way to make me feel a little more sunny.

I love that Green Mountain Coffee created this special coffee to reflect the best aspect of the season and that the essence of summer is found in each sip!

Green Mountain Summer Sunrise Blend k-cups

Mmm, mmmm! Full-bodied, medium roast, rich aroma, and a smooth, almost-creamy flavor with the tiniest hint of sweetness? I really couldn't ask for much more and am looking forward to waking up to these K-cups for as long as they are available!

If you're already a fan of Green Mountain Coffee (who isn't?), make sure to pick up some Summer Sunrise Blend delectable K-cup coffee (head over to the fabulous Cross Country Cafe for a great deal!) for easy and delicious brewing in your Keurig. I'm telling you, it's like a slice of uplifting sunshine right in your mug every morning!

As a Cross Country Cafe Ambassador, I have been provided with products in exchange for my continued work with their company and affiliate links are included in the above post. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Huggies Wipes with Triple Clean Layers have an Endless Number of Uses!

I know for a fact that I'm not alone in feeling as though I blinked and my kids went from babies to big kids. Where does the time go?

However, even though our house has long been purged of the crib, burp clothes, diapers, adorable little onesies, swaddling blankets, high chairs, swings, bouncy seats, and more, there is one product that has shown its versatility long beyond infancy.

Because even though I may have first started using baby wipes for gently cleaning tiny rear ends, it wasn't long before I realized that they are useful in SO many more situations. Forget only cleaning up baby's messes, Huggies Wipes (my favorite of all baby wipes) are a great way to clean up any family messes!

Walmart Huggies Wipes

Huggies has declared that wipes are necessary "Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*" and I have to agree... with the addendum of my own stating that LIFE is messy! Spills, germs, drops, pets, just about anything out in public, restrooms, parks, schools — the list is endless!

Fortunately, Huggies Wipes come in a variety of fun, convenient sized packages from Walmart, so whether you keep them stashed in your living room, bag or car, there is a size and design that will suit your needs. Even better, Huggies Wipes are able to clean better than other national brand's sensitive wipes as their new and improved Triple Clean technology provides quality unlike any other!

So, let's get to the list of uses! There aren't many times that a baby wipe wouldn't come in handy, but here is a compilation of 25 of my favorites...

uses for baby wipes
  1. Dirty faces!
  2. Cleaning a pet's dirty paws.
  3. Wiping down a dirty table after a meal.
  4. Cleaning off hands or faces before and after on-the-go snacking.
  5. Cleaning germs off of toys (and knowing you aren't exposing your kids to harmful chemicals).
  6. All sorts of house cleaning: kitchen counters, bathroom sinks, inside the refrigerator, etc.
  7. Freshening up after a workout or on a hot day.
  8. Makeup removal.
  9. Use in place of a tissue on a sore nose.
  10. Cleaning marks and dirt off of shoes.
  11. Removing unexpected "artwork" (e.g. crayon, markers) off of the walls.
  12. Decreasing germs on shopping carts, restaurant tables, at the gym, in public restrooms and more before use.
  13. Removing dust and dirt from your dashboard, cup holders, and other areas inside your vehicle.
  14. Eliminating annoying deodorant marks from your clothing!
  15. Removing static from your hair or clothing.
  16. Easily cleaning hands during craft projects to remove paint, glue, glitter, etc.
  17. Giving your leather furniture a quick wipe down for a fast and easy shine.
  18. Removing sticky spots or fingerprints from your collection of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs for less chance of skipping or stopping.
  19. Removing marks from dry erase boards.
  20. Quick cleanup of your hands after using the gas pump.
  21. Cleaning your computer screen, keyboard and more, as well as a wide variety of gadgets and devices.
  22. Removing scuff marks from walls, floors, baseboards, appliances and more.
  23. Removing stains from carpet, clothing, and upholstery.
  24. Temporarily cooling a sunburn by gently patting the area with a baby wipe.
  25. Changing a diaper, of course!
Have you put Huggies Wipes to use in these ways before? Do you have your own favorite times and ways to reach for them to make your own life easier (and cleaner)? From the unexpected messes to simply being prepared for everything, cleaning can be a snap thanks to Huggies Triple Clean technology!

Ready to check out even more fun and creative ways to use Huggies wipes? Then you'll want to see these great videos on the Walmart website while finding out about purchasing this must-have product.

Take a look at each of these...

Huggies 101
The Explorers
Pasta Baby
Playtime clean-up

...and now tell me: which is your favorite?