Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

This post about homemade soda has been sponsored.  I received a copy of this book at no charge for review purposes but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links. I have a serious weakness for soda.  I don't know what it is about that sweet, fizzy drink that makes me crave it so often.  I generally try to avoid it as much as I can and since I started the Paleo diet most of them are not approved anyhow.  But, just because *I* can't drink them, doesn't mean the kids can't and my son (like most teenage boys) loves when he is allowed the occasional soda.  When I was sent The Complete Soda Making Book to review I was curious what sort of recipes I would find in there.  I am all for buying fewer plastic bottles and cans so making homemade soda is a smart … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

This post about how to make your own kitchen staples has been sponsored.  I received one copy of The DIY Pantry at no charge to facilitate my review. When I go to the grocery store I have a tendency to check out the ingredient label on a lot of the things I buy.  I am always shocked when something as simple as tartar sauce has 30 ingredients.  I have made it from scratch myself with only 6 so not sure what all those other things are in there!  Probably not stuff I should really be eating.  Now, don't get me wrong....I have been known to come home with a bag of Cheetos or package of cookies so I am not all bean sprouts and tofu.  But, I have been trying to eat cleaner and healthier and knowing how to make your own kitchen staples is a good first step. (affiliate link--->>>) The … [Read more...]

Carrabbas #FirstTastes Event Featuring Fiesta di Carrabba

Carrabbas #FirstTastes Event Featuring Fiesta di Carrabba

I was provided a selection of menu items at no charge in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. This week I was excited to get to visit Carrabba's Italian Grill for an exclusive tasting event previewing their new Fiesta di Carrabba seasonal menu.  Carrabbas's Italian Grill was founded in 1986 by two Sicilian men from Texas who had a passion for real food.  Their dishes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients that are delivered daily. For a limited time you can experience the Fiesta di Carrabba menu at an exceptional price.  Starting as low as $15 you can have a 3 course meal full of flavor that will leave you amazingly satisfied without breaking the bank.  We were provided a selection of many items from the Fiesta di Carrabbas menu during our … [Read more...]

Dollar Menu Deals for your Almost Empty Wallet

Dollar Menu Deals for your Almost Empty Wallet

This dollar menu post has been sponsored by McDonalds but all opinions expressed here are my own. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's wallet is feeling a bit empty this month.  Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, holiday meal preparations and kids party supplies have me pretty much broke.  When I am out running errands and looking for that elusive gift my daughter just has to have I am happy to find inexpensive lunch options.   Standing in long lines while hungry makes me extremely cranky.  The Dollar Menu at McDonald's has plenty of options to help fill you up so you can keep hunting for that elusive talking Elmo or neon pink iPod that your kid wants. This November, McDonald’s introduced Dollar Menu & More to offer customers more choices at a great, everyday value.  The new … [Read more...]

Ditch the Coupon Clutter with the Shop Your Way Phone App

Ditch the Coupon Clutter with the Shop Your Way Phone App

This post about the Shop Your Way Phone App  has been sponsored.  I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own. I have a large bag of coupons that I keep with me at all times.  It is either in my car, my purse, or stuck in a reusable shopping bag.  These aren't grocery store coupons for toothpaste or coffee.  Nope, I have a whole BOX for those.  These coupons are for retail stores because I hate to pay full price for anything when I shop.  Of course, I forget to clean it out regularly so I often find expired coupons in there that I am annoyed that I missed using.  There has to be a better way to keep track of deals and coupons that does not involve a plastic bag filled with expired coupons, right?  Technology has come to the rescue with the Shop Your Way phone … [Read more...]