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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.My husband recently watched a cooking show on TV that was discussing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.  One of the most important aspects of this diet is the consumption of olive oil.  Even though the people in this area consume more oil than many Americans, they have fewer heart problems.  Olive oil is a much better choice for cooking healthy foods than butter or vegetable oils.  Another chef secret is grapeseed oil.  Grapeseed … [Read more...]

Know a fan of wrestling? Enter the #WWEKmart @SHOPYOURWAY sweepstakes! #ad

This #WWEKMart Sweepstakes article is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, however all opinions expressed here are my own. When my kids were younger, their all time favorite part of the day was when my husband got home and they all headed to the playroom for some serious wrestling.  I thought it was a great way for them to pass the time.  I got some free time to make dinner without a kid strapped to my leg and they got worn out and bonded with daddy.  There is just something about kids and wresting that go together!  If your … [Read more...]

Tackle Your Blog To Do List This Weekend! #blogathon2

Today marks the beginning of a blog overhall both here and on Turning the Clock Back.  What do I mean by overhall?  Well, I have a to do list of blog chores that I never seem to get to so NOW I am going to take some time to mark a few things off that list.  I have joined up with a great group of bloggers in the Biannual Blogathon Bash to start tackling those things I keep saying I am going to do but instead go read a book or watch TV.  No more procrastinating...I am whipping my blogs into shape and would love it if you would join me.  What is … [Read more...]

Ghirardelli Prize Pack Up for Grabs #MissionGiveaway

One of my favorite part of the holidays is indulging in things I would otherwise tell myself to put right back down on the plate!  Cookies, candies and other treats are a big part of most of our social gatherings during the holidays.  If someone asks me to bring something to a holiday potluck you can be pretty sure it will be a desert.  And not just ANY desert...preferably one that has chocolate in it!  Chocolate is one of my weaknesses and I have learned over the years that GOOD chocolate is well worth the price! About Our … [Read more...]

Easy Stocking Stuffers: Biscoff Cookie Holiday Favor Boxes #Giveaway!

I absolutely love finding creative ways to fill my family's Christmas stockings.  Everyone in the house gets a stocking at Christmas, including the pets!  Okay, the fish don't get their own stocking but there are treats for the bird and chewies for the dogs along with all the treats I put in the people's stockings.  I don't like to buy just any old thing I come across, though!  I want it to be unique, high quality and a good fit for the recipient.  Sometimes I do a favorite magazine or a gift card to a particular store and sometimes I find a … [Read more...]

Yoplait Frozen Yogurt Prize Package

I have a seriously strong craving for ice cream that is just not good for my waistline at all.  I just love to follow up a good meal with something sweet and refreshing.  I have come to realize that I am not going to be able to fight my craving for cold and creamy treats but I can make smarter choices by choosing frozen yogurt instead.  Yoplait is a brand I have been familiar with for years for their traditional yogurts but now you can choose a frozen yogurt option as well.  Their frozen yogurt bars come as pints or on a stick so you can enjoy … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts and Easy Shopping from Novica and a $40 GC #Giveaway!

My time is very limited this month, as I'm sure most of you understand!  With so little spare time on my hands in the next few weeks I am planning on doing a bit of my shopping online.  While it is always nice to browse the stores to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, that takes a lot of TIME.  Just because Great Aunt Matilda wants a hand blown glass vase for Christmas doesn't mean I am going to find it in any of the 15 stores I stop into next weekend.  Well, with Novica's new online gift finder, unique gifts are much easier to find!  … [Read more...]

See How Fitness Guru Andrea Riggs Starts Her Day with the Egg White Delight McMuffin

This winter, a new and healthier breakfast option is available at my local McDonald's.  Atlanta area McDonald's restaurants have introduced a new wholesome menu item called the Egg White Delight McMuffin.  I got the chance to try out this new creation and you can read my review to see how I liked it....let me just say that not a crumb was left behind that morning!  The Egg White Delight McMuffin is freshly prepared with 100 percent egg whites, freshly cooked on the grill with melted white cheddar, a slice of extra lean Canadian bacon and served … [Read more...]

Enter to #win CAMP: The Board Game! #JingleJam

Welcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted byMamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! This giveaway event will be a fun kickoff to the holiday season. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes!  This event runs  from December 1-15th, so you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways! Good luck and Happy Holidays! One of the things that I love about Christmas morning is actually getting to sit around and play with all the Christmas gifts.  Of course, sometimes there is snow on the ground which makes playing with … [Read more...]

McDonald’s #Giveaway: Try the new Egg White Delight McMuffin with 10 free product coupons!

The holidays are a very chaotic time for just about everyone and I find myself spending more and more time in my car running errands, shopping, heading off to school parties, etc.  While I try hard to avoid eating out too much, sometimes heading through the drive-through is the only way to feed myself on a particularly hectic day.  When I do have to grab fast food for a meal out, I try to make smart choices about the foods I pick.  It is hard enough to keep my weight down with all those Christmas cookies but you throw in fast food and it gets … [Read more...]