Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips and a #EurekaPower Vacuum Giveaway #bringiton

Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips and a #EurekaPower Vacuum Giveaway #bringiton

These spring cleaning tips have been sponsored by Eureka.  I have been provided with one Eureka Airspeed All Floor vacuum to facilitate my post. After a very long, cold and dreadfully dreary winter, spring is finally here!  My garden is planted, the days are staying light later, and the kids are off to school in the morning in shorts.  Yes, April in Georgia is warm enough for shorts!  Along with the warmer weather comes a distinct need to clean out my house.  Clutter and dust bunnies shall be dealt with severely in the coming weeks.  Between purging the closets and vacuuming up the extra coat my dog leaves behind on the floor I am hoping to be more energized and motivated once the house is clean again.  If you are diving into spring cleaning this month, too, here are a few helpful … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Dessert Recipe: Birds Nest Pudding Tarts  #BunnyTrail

Easy Easter Dessert Recipe: Birds Nest Pudding Tarts #BunnyTrail

This Easter Dessert Recipe has been sponsored by Global Influence with products supplied by Hershey's. When I was growing up, there were certain Easter traditions that were very important to me even as a child.  Buying a pretty new Easter dress for church and slipping on those shiny white dress shoes made it obvious that Easter was not your average day at church.  Easter baskets were filled with candy that we almost NEVER got to eat.  Yes, we probably ate more jelly beans and chocolate eggs than we should have at 6 AM on Easter morning but hey, Easter was a special occasion!  A special breakfast of hot cross buns rounded out our Easter morning.  I actually made homemade hot cross buns last week because I decided there was no reason I shouldn't be able to enjoy them all year round!  One … [Read more...]

Atlanta Bloggers Celebrate Spring with Great American Cookies!  #BrownieBling

Atlanta Bloggers Celebrate Spring with Great American Cookies! #BrownieBling

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Great American Cookies. Blogging can be a rather solitary business.  Sure, we say that we work in Social Media but usually that just means we are 'social' with people online.  Our blogging friends, followers, and fans interact with us via computer but only occasionally do we actually get to hang out with each other in person.  When bloggers DO get together with each other in person you can bet there will be food involved.  This week, I had the pleasure of hanging out with a few of my blogger friends while we tried out the NEW! Fudge Brownie made with M&M’s® from Great American Cookies! With winter finally on the way OUT and spring finally here I am starting to crave a bit more excitement in my life!  Traveling into Atlanta … [Read more...]

How to Get More Guacamole in Your Diet

How to Get More Guacamole in Your Diet

This guacamole post has been sponsored by Wholly Guacamole but all opinions expressed here are my own. As my husband and I have gotten older, we have realized that it is not quite as easy to stay healthy as it was when we were younger.  Or, maybe we just never really cared much when we were in our 20's.  A couple of decades really changes your outlook on life. Now we find ourselves looking at things like salt content and calories.  We listen to health reports on the news about what we SHOULD be eating and what we should be avoiding.  Over and over again we keep hearing about how 'good fats' are good for us.  Fewer plates full of bacon and eggs and more helpings of avocados and nuts.  Most of the fat in an avocado is in the form of oleic acid. It is considered to be a "good fat" which … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Barista and RaceTrac Giveaway #BeYourOwnBarista

Be Your Own Barista and RaceTrac Giveaway #BeYourOwnBarista

This post has been sponsored by RaceTrac but all opinions expressed here are my own. Spring break is coming quickly and my family will hopefully be on the road to visit family.  When my husband and I travel, we end up drinking an awful lot of coffee.  Sometimes, in order to make it safely through 3 AM back woods roads the only thing keeping our eyes open is a large mug full of steaming hot java!  He, of course, takes his coffee black with no sweeteners, no flavor and (I think) no personality!  I am a light, sweet, and preferably peppermint kindof coffee drinker!  Well, no matter how you take your coffee, you can be your own barista with RaceTrac and their #CrazyGoodCoffee campaign! All RaceTrac stores feature a line-up of six blends of fresh brewed coffee, including 100 percent … [Read more...]