Red Robin Restaurant and the Burgers for Better Schools Program

This post about Red Robin Restaurants has been sponsored. The Red Robin information and gift cards have been provided by Red Robin.  All opinions are my own. Red Robin Restaurant FUN! Last year, a Red Robin Restaurant opened up not too far from us.  We drive by it every couple of months and have mentioned giving it a try several times but never seem to find the time. You know how it is, right?  Always rushing to or from a practice or meeting?  Or you drive by right after you have already pulled out something for dinner that night?  When I … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe with Premier Protein

This Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe has been sponsored by Premier Protein but all opinions expressed are my own. #MyGoodEnergy #TeamPremier I spend a lot of time in the 'healthy and natural' section of the grocery store.  This is good for my health but not always good for my wallet.  I tend to spend an awful lot of money on groceries when I really need to be making some of these things from scratch.  Protein bars are a great way to boost energy after a workout or fill up a hungry teenager after a busy day at school. Even starting your … [Read more...]

Homemade Meatball Sub Recipe and #PublixVivaItalia Night

The information, products and giveaway prize in this Homemade Meatball Sub Recipe were provided by General Mills through Linqia. Some nights I have plenty of time to sit around while a whole chicken roasts in the oven and some nights I barely have time to throw a bowl of cereal down in front of a hungry kid.  While I love to cook from scratch, a busy schedule with two active teens doesn't always make that possible.  I have found, however, that the key to getting a healthy, homemade meal on the table every night of the week is GOOD … [Read more...]

I’m Still Here Book Review and Giveaway

It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary. Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new … [Read more...]

Make Memorable Moments with GODIVA #GODIVAsummer

This discussion of memorable summer moments has been sponsored by GODIVA.  All opinions expressed here are my own. We are a family of foodies and many of our vacations and most memorable moments revolve around food.  This summer has been loaded with memorable moments like a summer pool party with homemade macaroni and cheese.  A stop in Buffalo, NY at the Anchor Bar to enjoy hot wings where they were first created.  Teaching my children how to make a healthy dinner this summer.  Food, family, and great summer memories all go hand in hand.  … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe and a Hamilton Beach #smoovember Giveaway

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach but all opinions expressed here are my own. My daughter is 12 and is obsessed with smoothies.  She loves combining fruit, yogurt and an assortment of 'add ins' to create her own unique smoothie recipe.  I always make sure I have a wide variety of smoothie  ingredients in the house so she can always make herself one.  They are incredibly healthy so I am certainly not going to tell her no when she asks to make a smoothie!  In honor of fall, … [Read more...]