Friday Favorites


Happy Friday! It's been a good week! I might have overbooked the kid's activities- flag football, cheerleading, gymnastics, piano, Vacation Bible School next week. I am excited about vacation and then a nice, light schedule in August. On a personal note, I have no idea how trying to keep a blog up and running on a regular basis became so hard. I guess it was adding the forth kiddo to our brood. I am determined to get back to 3 consistent posts a week but that might not happen until after vacation. I thought I'd bring back Friday Favorites, but this time I'm going to share more than just … [Read more...]

IFBC Recap Part 2 and a Goodie Bag Giveaway!


We all came home with A LOT of goodies from the conference...and this isn't even everything. The sponsors were beyond generous supplying us with tons of products, many of them full size items. I was so impressed to learn that a lot of the brands were providing us with organic, non-GMO products. I wanted to recap a little bit about some of the things I tried and brands that sponsored the 2013 International Food Blogger Conference. In one session, hosted by grocery, we got to sample 15 specialty brands and tweet or live blog about them as we were trying them. The majority of … [Read more...]

For Two Fitness® Review


I mentioned in a previous post that I am a newly appointed For Two Fitness® Ambassador. I purchased one of their tanks a couple months ago after hearing great things about them. As soon as the bump was big enough to fill it out a little, I started wearing it to the gym. I literally get several compliments every time I wear it because it is just so cute. It also happens to be super comfortable and I love the way it fits. You might think the form fitting tops might not be as flattering but after wearing it I realized I prefer the baby bump to be obvious especially at the gym when I am more apt … [Read more...]

Wonderful Summer Snacking Giveaway!


I am big snacker, in fact my whole family is. We rely on healthy snacks like fruit, nuts and whole grains to carry us through between meals. … [Read more...]

Nut Butter Love- Health Benefits of Nuts and a Nuttzo Review

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If I could only take one food item to a deserted island, I would take a jar of peanut butter. Or any nut butter for that matter. It's part of my daily diet so I was pumped to try a new-to-me organic nut butter. About Nuttzo: NuttZo is a 100% organic 7 nut and seed butter that is gluten and soy free and contains no added sugars, oils nor preservatives. Available in 3 flavors: Original, Chocolate, and Peanut Free, each blend contains a unique mix of 7 different nuts blended with Omega-3 rich seeds, is high in protein and loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. NuttZo was launched by … [Read more...]

Gummy Vitamins for Adults: Vitafusion Review


Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Vitafusion through FitFluential LLC. As always, my opinions are my own. One of the top questions I get asked: should I be taking a multivitamin? Although most Dietitians would like to see those required vitamins and minerals coming from a well balanced healthy diet rather than taking a pill, it is beneficial for many to take one. … [Read more...]

My New Favorite Running Accessory- Flip Belt Review & Giveaway

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Congrats to Brooke W., the winner of the Sunglasses Shop giveaway. An email has been sent to you! Do you workout with an arm band or running belt? As I started to increase my mileage at my running group I realized how much I needed one. It was getting too cumbersome to hold my iphone in hand or deal with trying to stick in between layers of clothing. The nice folks at the Flip Belt offered to send me one of their belts to try and I knew I'd like it. No zippers, no pouches, just a simple slip on belt that stretches to fit your body with a few simple slits in in to store your … [Read more...]

Sunglasses Shop Review

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I used to be a bargain sunglass shopper. I'd buy several inexpensive pairs because I always thought I'd lose or ruin a nice pair of designer shades. What I found though is that I took terrible care of all my other glasses because they were "cheap" and I ended up going through so many pairs each year. About 3 years ago my husband and I splurged on our first pair of designer glasses and we both still wear them, although mine are finally so scratched up that it was time for a new pair. When I was given the opportunity to try out a new pair of sunglasses from the Sunglasses Shop, I jumped at … [Read more...]

Schwan’s Home Delivery Review


When I was in graduate school in Boston back in 2000, I experimented with grocery store delivery services because I didn't have a car for the 2 years I was there and in the heart of winter I found myself unmotivated to lug groceries on the subway. I only did it a few times but boy was it convenient! I haven't thought of food delivery since then and when I was offered to try Schwan's home delivery through my FitFluential partnership of course I jumped at the chance. Any break from grocery shopping with 3 kids works for me! Schwans, the online grocery store and food delivery service started … [Read more...]

Get Fit with FitnessGlo {Review and GIVEAWAY}

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I love exercising at home, mainly because it saves time and also because I can look like a crazy woman who just rolled out of bed when I workout! Ever since I had my third child, it's been much harder to manage gym outings. My kids are always with me, with the exception of my oldest son who is gone for 3 hours a day for kindergarten. The gym here offers childcare but charges $4 per hour PER child which just doesn't fit into our budget. None of this stops me from working out though. I do almost everything at home from treadmill runs, weight training to workout DVDs and when the hubs is home and … [Read more...]