Tuesday, September 29, 2015

'Win the Day' for the Whole Family with Jack's Pizza! {#RealCheeseRealLife}

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Jack's Pizza. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.

While there are days that I step into the kitchen and feel like being creative — attempting to make a meal that is out of the ordinary for our table — those times are truly few and far between. Where do people find the time? And how to do they find the motivation when there's always the chance that their work will end up not all that well-received by their kids?

Instead, around here we tend to stick with the much-loved classics that are sure to make everyone happy. No matter what, it seems that we can't go wrong when the menu consists of something like pasta or tacos or pizza. Definitely pizza.

But it has been ages since we last ordered delivery or take-out pizza and instead look to our grocery store's freezer section for something fast, easy and delicious, particularly when made with 100 percent real Wisconsin cheese.

Which is why there is no question that I always know that I can 'win the day' when turning to the quality, value, and taste of Jack's Pizza!

Jack's Pizza

Founded in 1960 in the small town of Little Chute, Wisconsin, a man named Jack had a vision to create the perfect pizza. Now, more than 50 years later, Jack's Pizza is still made here in the Midwest with pride and continues to provide pizza lovers everywhere the same great quality and taste they deserve.

From classic Cheese to the fully-loaded Supreme, there is a Jack's Pizza for every set of taste buds that contains 100 percent real cheese and a preservative-free crust. The most difficult part is deciding which delicious variety to bring home next!

Jack's Pizzas

Jack's Pizza has always been our favorite brand of frozen pizza, so I always keep a few on hand for either when life gets busy, I need to put together a quick dinner, or for a planned pizza night.

Jack's cheese pizza

In just 15 minutes I've got a meal on the table that everyone is happy to enjoy!

Jack's frozen pizzas

I'm telling you, between soccer practice, homework, PTO meetings, and life in general, it can often feel like a lifesaver to know that everyone will gather around the table for Jack's Pizza without a single complaint!

Jack's Pizza review

The next time you are looking for a meal option that will let you customize it perfectly to meet everyone's tastes, check out the full line of Jack's Pizza varieties – they even offer great pairing ideas to include your pizza in a complete, well-balanced meal!

Find out more about the quality, value, and time-saving delectable options that Jack's has to offer by visiting JacksPizza.com and connecting with them on Facebook. When you're feeding your family, give them the best!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Smokin' HOT $3 Sale From Restaurant.com!

When it comes to taking advantage of a deal, I'm always on the lookout for a good bargain... and that is exactly what happening TODAY from Restaurant.com!

Restaurant.com sale

That's right, today only Restaurant.com is giving customers the ability to score $25 gift certificates for only $3 simply by entering the promo code HOT!

If you've never visited Restaurant.com, you'll want to head to their website to see what local restaurants and small businesses in your area are included (or in areas to which you may be traveling) so that you can get the best deal on your next meal. The site is designed to help diners find and visit local restaurants, get a great value, and, in turn, strengthen the local economy. What more could you ask for? 

So go ahead and fill up your cart with $3 gift certificates for future stocking stuffers, grab bag gifts, or simply a tasty meal out for your friends, family, coworkers or YOU! We're talking a $25 gift certificate for only $3! But remember that you have to hurry because this offer ends tonight, September 28th, at 11:59 pm CST.

Your favorite restaurant might be waiting for you to discover it right in your own neighborhood (they provide savings at more than 20,000 restaurants across America!), so let Restaurant.com not only introduce you, but save you a great deal of money at the same time.

As a member of the Restaurant.com Review Crew, I have been provided gift cards and compensation in order to facilitate my reviews and for sharing this information. However, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.  

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Tablet and LeapFrog Imagicard Provide Learning and Fun! {Review}

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While children are being introduced to technology at younger and younger ages these days, that doesn't necessarily mean that all tech devices are now being made with the durability required to withstand children's play.

Many a parent has realized that simply handing over their own device comes with the risk of it being damaged or our kids being exposed to inappropriate content on the internet, deleting our photos, changing settings or more.

Instead, that's where LeapFrog comes in with their wide range of gadgets that are safe, educational, entertaining, easy to use, and just for kids. And, after the success of earlier versions of their LeapPad, LeapFrog has added a wide array of interactive and educational updates and features to make it even better with the release of the LeapPad Platinum Tablet.

LeapPad Platinum green

Designed to help your child take learning to entirely new places, the LeapPad Platinum combines eBooks, videos, music, educational games, creative activities, learning apps, and tools into a sleek, durable, and entertaining device.

With a shatter-safe 7" multi-touch color touch screen and wrap-around bumper for the ultimate in durability, cameras and video recorders on the front and back, 8GB of memory, access to 1,000+ games, compatibility with the new LeapFrog Imagicard learning experience, and much, much more, kids ages three to nine can touch, drag, tilt, photograph, and record their way to learning fun.

Considering how much my kids love technology and would be thrilled at the opportunity to experience the innovative learning approach and kid-tested gameplay of this device, I knew that they would be beside themselves to try out the LeapPad Platinum and a selection of LeapFrog Imagicard products in person.

LeapFrog new products
Check out my Word Whammer review here!

Right away I found that this updated LeapPad is compact (it measures 9.06" x 5.88" x 1") and that LeapFrog truly integrated plenty of features to ensure that this device is kid-tough along with being sleek and modern. I know that my own iPad has not been as thoroughly drop-tested, impact-tested, and compression-tested in LeapFrog's Quality Lab like this one has!

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum review

At the same time, I was instantly smitten with the fact that the LeapPad Platinum has an included stylus that is attached to the device and that the AC adapter allows the lithium ion rechargeable battery to be easily recharged.

No more losing the stylus and, as opposed to purchasing more and more batteries or dealing with rechargeable ones that continue to be pulled out to plug in separately, the fact that the kids can plug the LeapPad Platinum right in without any help makes me swoon. Every little added convenience makes life easier and both of these features eliminate the possibility of future whining or hassle!

LeapPad Platinum stylus charger

Along with the AC adapter and stylus, I appreciate that the LeapPad Platinum includes a kid-safe web browser on its Wi-Fi connection. With LeapSearch, children have access only to age-appropriate content and videos (and more) — all approved by learning experts and featuring parental settings for fine-tuning to your preferences.

No worrying if they'll start watching videos that you don't want them to see on YouTube, they will only be able to visit sites completely safe and appropriate for kids!

LeapPad Platinum LeapSearch internet

Along with access to the internet, the LeapPad Platinum includes a whole slew of engaging ways for kids to play. It has access to 1,000+ age-appropriate educational games, apps, eBooks, videos and more (all designed or approved by learning experts) as well as LeapFrog's innovative peer-to-play capabilities.

This fun addition is a fast and easy way for kids to connect and play safely with nearby friends who also have a LeapPad device!

LeapFrog LeapPad pet chat

Also, although the LeapPad Platinum is entertaining all on its own, I appreciate that LeapFrog has made it so simple to keep expanding the options.

First, parents are able to go right online and download apps to find games, books and more that are just right for their child's age and developmental level. With such a wide variety of ways to learn and so many options for fun, this is one toy that does it all — whether you select games that focus on math, creativity, reading, writing, social studies or more!

Second, LeapFrog offers a variety of changeable software cartridges (sold separately for approximately $24.99), providing interactive books, learning games, and creative activities. Kids can play and learn with some of their favorite characters, including Doc McStuffins, Transformers, Octonauts, the gang from Cars or Monsters University and many more!

Third, the LeapPad Platinum allows users to unlock even more gameplay with the introduction of LeapFrog Imagicard digital game and interactive cards!

LeapFrog Imagicard

A first of its kind digital and physical learning experience, LeapFrog Imagicard brings characters and more to life simply by using the LeapPad Platinum to take a picture of one of the cards. The result is nearly magical, as the interactive games appear to leap off of the card and screen!

Whether playing LeapFrog Imagicard PAW Patrol, Letter Factory Adventures or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, my kids have had a lot of fun with the resulting photo fun, trivia questions, virtual stickers, fact finding missions, carnival games, and more!

LeapFrog Imagicard paw patrol

Retailing for $129.99 from LeapFrog or on Amazon, the LeapPad Platinum Tablet is a great way to bring home the ultimate tablet experience, just for kids! Due to its durability and quality, you'll never have to worry about what might happen to your expensive tech gadgets when this can be used at home or on-the-go with ease.

At the same time, the highly responsive touchscreen and user-friendly controls are just right for a child... all the while that the parental controls leave you knowing that you're in charger of just what your little one is accessing. The result is the appeal that kids want with the portability and educational qualities that parents insist on!

Find out more about this and all of LeapFrog's innovative products by visiting LeapFrog.com and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

Friday, September 25, 2015

More Accuracy in Less Time: the TB Blood Test {#TBBloodTest}

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

If I were to try to name all of the differences between my days in elementary school and my girls' experiences today, the list just might be endless.

The hours I spent learning cursive writing versus the time they spend in technology class; the rote memorization of multiplication tables as opposed to today's advanced math; their newly-remodeled, amazing library versus... did my school even have a library? I sure don't remember one.

Another difference? I have memories of standing with my classmates in a long line in the hallway as we waited for the nurse to administer a tuberculosis (TB) test to each of our arms... which was then followed up a few days later by a glance to see if there was a raised lump at the injection site (and complete rejection and avoidance by peers). Really? How was that a normal school occurrence?

These days I'm thrilled that not only is my daughters' school experience enhanced by technology advancements and updated educational methods, but that I'm able to provide them top-notch check-ups and medical care where it belongs: their pediatrician's office.

And forget the wait, hassle, false positives, and more that can come along with the 110-year-old skin TB test. Today we can skip all that in favor of the TB Blood Test.

blood test

It is one thing to dread a winter cold or to cross our fingers that we won't discover dreaded lice in our children's hair, but neither of those would make my heart sink as much as finding out that someone in my family had TB.

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. While it usually affects the lungs, TB can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine and, in the worst cases, can cause death without treatment. So the earlier (and more accurate) detection, the better!

TB stats

With the traditional TB skin test, called the Mantoux test, a small amount of fluid called tuberculin is injected into the skin in the lower part of the arm. That person must then return within 48 to 72 hours to have a trained health care worker look for a reaction at the injection site (a raised, hard area or swelling), and if present, measure its size using a ruler.

TB Mantoux testWhile having to find time to fit in another visit to the doctor for an examination is a hassle in itself, the Mantoux test has other downfalls as well. A previous TB vaccination is likely to cause a false-positive result; individuals may experience severe itching at the puncture site; and the results themselves are subjective and open to visual interpretation.

Fast forward to TB blood tests, a major scientific advancement for the diagnosis of TB infection. These tests, also called interferon-gamma release assays or IGRAs, involve taking only a 3ml blood sample, testing it in a laboratory, and then delivering laboratory-based results to families within 24 hours, with no need to return to the doctor's office!

On top of the convenience of only requiring one visit, the TB blood test has been proven more accurate in identifying the infection, especially in children, as there is no cross reaction with a previous TB vaccination. Why wouldn't we want more reliable, completely objective results in less time?

TB Blood Test

I don't know too many people who complain about having too much time on their hands these days, so being able to receive high quality care and accurate test results is just one way to lessen our daily stress and worries. There are enough aspects that I have to fret about when I send my children off to school that I'll do what I can to ensure they are as safe and healthy as possible!

Find out more about the TB blood test by talking to your doctor and visiting TheTBBloodTest.com so that you too can experience more ease, more time, and more certainty when it comes to taking care of your family.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Infuse Your Water with Flavor with DASANI DROPS {#DASANIDrops}

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We've all heard the advice when it comes to drinking water:
  • Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
  • Drink 2 cups of water before every meal.
  • Drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.
  • Drink one glass of water when you wake up and another glass before you go to sleep every night.
  • And on and on, etc, etc.
In short, we need to drink more water.

But, let's face it. There are those of us who will happily down glass after glass of water without any problem. On the other hand, however, there are those that just find water.... well, boring. Makes it difficult to reach that daily goal when you have to force yourself to take another sip, right?

Not anymore! There is no excuse to fall short of your daily water goal when it is beyond easy and convenient to infuse your water with flavor thanks to DASANI DROPS.

DASANI Drops

A zero-calorie liquid beverage enhancer that allows people to add a burst of flavor to their water, DASANI DROPS are perfect for at home or on the go. Simply grab this squeezable 1.9 fluid ounce bottle (complete with a flip-top cap), pop it into your purse or bag, and you're ready to add just the right amount of your favorite fruit flavor to your next glass of water.

The flavor options include:
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Mixed Berry
  • Grape
  • Pineapple Coconut
  • Cherry Pomegranate 
Talk about easy, convenient, and delicious!

Dasani Drops review

When four of the six DASANI DROPS flavors arrived, my entire family couldn't wait to give them a try. Simply pop the top, add a few drops (more or less depending on your tastes), and enjoy!

Dasani Drops water enhancer

As suspected, the addition of a small squeeze of natural fruit flavor to our water has made drinking water a new favorite activity for everyone, young and old!

Instead of asking for juice or soda, my children are happy to refill their glass with ice cold water and a few squirts of DASANI DROPS...

Dasani Drops flavoring

...and being able to keep one or more of these mini bottles in my bag has come in handy more than once. From the office to the gym to a restaurant, there isn't anywhere that flavor-enchanced water can't go!

Dasani water enhancer

Whether you find your schedule keeps you busy from morning until night or you are simply calorie-conscious, DASANI DROPS are a convenient addition to anyone's daily hydration routine. The variety of flavors available ensure that there is one (or more) to make everyone happy — the whole family can stay refreshed without any work!

DASANI DROPS are available at your local grocer, with each bottle containing enough for 32 servings. Isn't it time you boosted your water intake in such a quick, easy, and tasty way?

For more information on this and all of the innovative DASANI products available, visit Dasani.com and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with DASANI, however, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Going beyond Passenger Safety Week with the Britax Frontier ClickTight Harness 2-Booster {Review}

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With two kids that have continually been outgrowing clothing, shoes, books, toys, and more in what seems like the blink of an eye, I sometimes feel as though I spend a great deal of time removing and replacing, removing and replacing, removing and replacing.

But wherein I may not have put a huge deal of thought into the cups that replaced the bottles or the twin beds that replaced the cribs, the same does not hold true with car seats. When it comes to replacing our infant and convertible car seats with booster seats, I have always been steadfast on having only those that are high quality, durable and 100% secure.

After all, nothing is more important than my kids' safety.

Most recently, I have been happy to be introduced to a new measure of safety for my children (as well as other kids that we often drive around) thanks to the Frontier ClickTight Harness 2-Booster from Britax.

Britax Frontier Clicktight in Dylan

Since its founding in Britain in 1939, Britax has been a pioneer in developing products for children that enhance safety. Now offering a full-line of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories, there is no doubt that the Britax name is known worldwide for their commitment to thoughtful, innovative, top-quality, fully safe, intuitively designed products.

Speaking from years of experience, I can say that I'm continually impressed with the great lengths that Britax goes to in order to ensure that their products are comfortable, convenient, and provide the utmost in safety and security. Therefore, I had no doubt that the Frontier ClickTight would demonstrate nothing less than excellence!

Britax Frontier ClickTight Review

Although car seats were recently in the national spotlight for Child Passenger Safety Week, that doesn't mean that safety should now move to the back burner simply because the week has passed. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have child safety seat laws, however, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four children are either not securely fastened in their car seats or are in a car seat that is not properly secured to the vehicle. Yikes!

Fortunately, Britax has been manufacturing their innovative ClickTight Installation System for the past two-and-a-half years to ensure that parents can properly install their child's car seat every time, in every vehicle, no matter if they are at home, traveling, sharing a seat with a babysitter or grandparents, or more.

Just open the ClickTight, buckle the seat belt across, and click the seat shut. The result is an effortless, safe, tight installation with just a click — gone are the days of shoving, kneeing, yanking, and feeling intimidated hoping that you have performed all of the necessary steps!


Can't get much easier than that, right?

Along with the incredible ClickTight Installation System, Britax includes a slew of other best-in-class safety technologies in the Frontier ClickTight, such as SafeCell Impact Protection. This integrated system of safety components includes two layers of side impact protection, a steel frame for superior strength, an impact-absorbing base, and more.

I can't imagine a parent out there who wouldn't feel a little more confident knowing that their child's car seat was secured tight and included as much protection in the event of an accident as possible!

Britax Frontier ClickTight SafeCell

Whether using the Britax Frontier ClickTight in the harness mode for smaller children 25 lbs (at least 2 years old) up to 90 lbs or by transitioning the seat (without having to unthread the harness) into a traditional booster once your big kid is ready (40 lbs to 120 lbs), this combination seat can truly provide peace of mind knowing your child is protected.

Even better, purchase this amazing car seat from a Brixy member store — a trade association for independent juvenile retailers in U.S. — and you can pick this beautiful, gender-neutral black/gray color combination called Dylan, which is exclusive to select Brixy stores while supplies last.

Brixy's 280-member stores are located coast-to-coast and each store's knowledgeable staff can advise parents on a wide variety of topics, including current car seat laws. Considering how important it is to select the appropriate car seat model and fit for the optimum safety for your family, it is definitely worth a trip to your local Brixy store (use their store locator to find one near you) no matter if you are preparing for your little one's arrival or have a newborn, toddler or big kid in your life.

Brixy logo

When it comes to innovation, luxury, and the best safety and security available, Britax has the car seats, strollers, carriers, and accessories that meet all the needs of children from birth through school years reliably and comfortably. There is no doubt in my mind that this Harness 2-Booster seat will last for many years to come and, while it has a higher price tag than others on the market ($329.99 or slightly less on Amazon), the quality simply can't be beat.

To find out more about the Britax Frontier ClickTight Combination Harness 2-Booster, visit the Britax website and be sure to connect with this award-winning company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

And remember to see just how Brixy can help with gear, installations, repairs, cleanings, and more for the child in your life by visiting Brixy.com as well as visiting them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Other than the Frontier ClickTight I was provided by Britax and Brixy to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this product.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Action-Packed Kindergarten Prep with the LeapFrog Word Whammer {Review}

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Although I may have originally resisted the acceptance of my kids' obsession with technology, I've been able to see firsthand the difference that it has made in their lives and all of the positives that go with it.

Do I want them to sit in front of a screen for 12 hours a day? Of course not. But do I want them to enjoy learning and want to play games that are educational as well as entertaining? Absolutely. 

Therefore, when I'm introduced to a gadget that is safe, entertaining, easy to use, designed with kids in mind, full of learning, and more, there is no doubt that kindergarten prep just got much more fun thanks to the Word Whammer from LeapFrog!

word whammer

Known as a leader in education innovation throughout the world, LeapFrog's award-winning learning toys, interactive book and map experiences, reading systems, educational gaming handhelds and learning tablets are age-appropriate, trusted by parents, valued by teachers and loved by children.

And the addition of the Word Whammer to their already-impressive line of products is no exception! Instead of repetitive letter recognition, sounds, and early spelling, what child wouldn't rather get ready for kindergarten through action-packed games instead?

LeapFrog new products
Keep an eye out for a review of the LeapPad Platinum and Imagicards coming soon!

It barely took more than removing the Word Whammer from the box before my girls were able to start playing!

LeapFrog Word Whammer

The power switch is located conveniently at the top (and also includes two volume levels), while the handle on the right twists up and down for choosing between options and is pressed inwards to select.

Word Whammer power volume
I would rather LeapFrog have made a volume dial instead of the two settings, as the quieter option is still a little too loud for my liking.

Containing three games and five learning levels that adapt as children play (love that!), the Word Whammer gets kids excited about phonics skills as they spin, push and twist the handles to identify letters and build 100+ words.

The three learning games include:

Dragon's Rocket Ride — children blast Dragon's rocket into the correct answer.

Word Whammer Rocket game

Panda's Bumper Cars — children bump Panda's car into the correct answer.

Word Whammer Panda game

Penguin's Tea Cup Twister — children twist Penguin's tea cup to select the correct answer.

Word Whammer Penguin game

The five levels of play on the Word Whammer are:
  • Level 1 — Twist and turn the handle to identify letters, match upper and lowercase letters and pair letters with their sounds.
  • Level 2 — Build words with spelling support. For example, find the letter "n" to complete the word "net."
  • Level 3 — Identify the letter at the beginning, middle or end of a 3-letter word. For example, find the letter that begins the word "hat."
  • Level 4 — Fill in the missing letter to complete a 3-letter word.
  • Level 5 — Practice spelling more than 100 3-letter words such as "big" or "fox."
LeapFrog Word Whammer review

While both of my children are past the age that the Word Whammer would teach them any new skills, they have still had plenty of fun playing with it and especially get a kick out of the Super Speller Spin Machine bonus game.

This game appears at the end of the three main games, giving kids the ability to spin (and stop) the three dials to create 3-letter words. After the word and an image of the word is displayed...

Word Whammer super speller spin machine

...children then proceed to use the "tickets" they earned from the previous game to play the claw game to win their character a prize. My girls have had a great time giggling when they have won things like wigs, roller skates, party horns, and more for Dragon, Panda, and Penguin... and then get to see the animals show off their new items in a cute little parade!

Word Whammer parade

Retailing for $19.99 from LeapFrog, in stores, on Amazon, and more, the LeapFrog Word Whammer is an affordable and innovative way for preschoolers to practice core learning skills in an upbeat, unique way. This device is recommended for children 4 and up, but I would suggest it for 3-5.

We have long loved LeapFrog and the way that their high quality toys and learning solutions provide entertainment as well as educational advancement, and the Word Whammer fits right in with the rest of their collection. Kids are able to gain important knowledge, laugh endlessly, practice their ABCs, improve their fine motor skills and much more!

Find out more about this and all of LeapFrog's great products by visiting LeapFrog.com and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Delicious Afternoon at Berry Fresh Frozen Yogurt Thanks to Restaurant.com {#ReviewCrew}

Restaurant.com review crew
Typically when we talk about fast food, we think of the classic standards... and, even if our conscience says that we shouldn't be eating them, the convenience (and taste) ends up winning out. Life is often a crazy, hectic, busy rush from one location to the next, so being able to grab a quick meal to keep us going can be a necessity.

Fortunately though, there are options other than fast food chains and the same old, same old that we're used to.

Thanks to Restaurant.com, our most recent (delicious) discovery that provides affordability, flavor and speed is Berry Fresh Frozen Yogurt in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Berry Fresh logo

A combination frozen yogurt shop and cafe, our visit to Berry Fresh sums up everything that we love about Restaurant.com and the ability it gives to discover something new (a new restaurant, a new cuisine, a new deal, and more).

We happened to be driving through Oshkosh, pulled up the Restaurant.com app to see what was in the area, and voilĂ ! Our certificate was purchased and ready for use by the time we had pulled into the parking lot.

Berry Fresh cafe

Once inside, we found that Berry Fresh had even more than we had expected. No matter if you are coming in for a full meal or just stopping by for a sweet treat, this colorful, friendly spot has it all!

Berry Fresh Frozen Yogurt

As we were just stopping in for a break from our drive, we opted to check out the full menu to see what Berry Fresh had to offer that could be taken back in the car.

The answer was sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, smoothies, shakes, and much more! Yum!

Berry Fresh menu

After much discussion, we ordered smoothies (and a Chicken BLT Wrap for my husband) and sat back to enjoy the clean, modern decor of the cafe while we waited.

Of course the girls were wide-eyed checking out all of the delicious create-your-own frozen yogurt flavors and the HUGE variety of toppings that could be customized along with them...

make your own frozen yogurt

...but we also got quite a giggle over the adorable cat photos included in this wall art!

modern cat wall art

It only took a matter of minutes for our order and, after saying goodbye to the warm, welcoming staff, we were back on our way... albeit in much more cheerful moods than before we had stopped into Berry Fresh. With such tasty items for each of us, is there really any wonder why?

Berry Fresh Frozen Yogurt WI
Not pictured: two more smoothies that the girls wouldn't stop drinking. No one wanted to share, so it was a good thing we ordered four!

Could we have saved five minutes by going into one of the many chain restaurants that we passed instead of visiting Berry Fresh? Probably. But having made this new discovery of such a unique and delectable, locally-owned establishment made it well worth the extra time. Our smoothies (and wrap) were amazing, we saved a bundle by using a Restaurant.com certificate, and everyone ended up happy!

If you have yet to try out Restaurant.com, you're missing out on all sorts of unique dining options in your local area as well as where you might be traveling. I love using their convenient app and the Deals Near Me feature to find one-of-a-kind tasty eats like this one!

For more information about Berry Fresh Frozen Yogurt, connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. To find out about all of the money-saving options that Restaurant.com has to offer in your area (or in an area that you are planning to visit), head over to Restaurant.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Where will you eat next?

As a member of the Restaurant.com Review Crew, I have been provided gift cards and compensation in order to facilitate my reviews. However, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.