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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today's post is #kindawesome {Plus a New Recipe for Baked PB Apple Crisp}


Disclosure: While I was not paid for this post I was provided with free product from the KIND company in order to create a recipe for this post. All opinions of this company are my own. 

#ad #Kindawesome Baked Granola Apple Crisp

Don't you love it when you find a product that you really love and then research the company and fall even more in love with them? That is what happened to me with this company.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Everyday Victories #StonyfieldSuperFan

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.
#ad #StonyfieldSuperFan

Today is the Boston Marathon and while I have never ran in a real marathon, I did enter a kids "race" one time as a kid just to get a free t-shirt.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Sugar Detox Experiment


The other day I read the most interesting article about a family who gave up sugar in their diets for an entire year. I had never really thought about it before and I'm not sure why, but we really do eat way to much sugar in my family (me especially). I absolutely LOVE sugar. If you've ever been on my Instagram feed you have more than likely seen a photo of a sugar filled treat that was freshly coming out of my kitchen. This happens at least a couple of times a week. Like I said. . love me some sugar!

Despite our infatuation with sugar, I would consider my family as having a pretty good and healthy diet. We eat our fruits and veggies and have a well rounded diet. However, much like the author of this article, I too find myself without any energy on most days. My family, as you may have noticed, gets sick quite often too. After reading this article I was extremely intrigued and curious about what effects added sugar could really be having on MY family. So guess what? I have decided that I am going to give this sugar detox a try too.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Savings Ideas with LED Power #LEDSavings #shop

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This year, along with spring cleaning my home, I have decided to "spring clean" my bills as well. Over the last few years it just seems like our family is over-spending. Where does all of our money go? We should be further ahead than we are. . all of these questions have been building up in my head over the last few months. So last week I sat down to really take a look at our spending.

To get started, I asked myself a few simple questions.

- What are we spending our money on?
- Is what we are spending our money on a necessity?
- How can we cut back on our spending?

After going through our outgoing payments I came to the realization that I could easily make some changes. Here are a few ways I have decided to cut back on my families spending and the savings I am expecting in return.