Sunday, October 31, 2010
I have enjoyed a VERY PINK OCTOBER, have you? We waved and cheered this morning as friends and neighbors walked their final leg of the the local 3-Day Walk for the Cure along our street! I counted in my closet, and I have a total of oi PINK ITEMS - it's my small part. It is such an inspiring and passionate outreach for such a worthy cause. October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a result, many organizations and brands have developed efforts supporting this cause. Throughout September and October, a variety of Dannon products will help support the cause, not only by raising money, but also by increasing awareness for a disease that affects women and families at a staggering rate - with more than 290,000 women diagnosed every year. Dannon pledges to donate at least $500,000 dollars to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, but they hope to increase that donation to $1.5 million dollars this year.
OUR CALL TO ACTION - YOU HAVE A MONTH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
Under the lid of specially-marked Dannon products you will find a unique code. With each code entered at www.cupsofhope.com by November 30, 10 cents will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. ® (NBCF). The money raised will go to the NBCF, to provide women free mammograms and support breast cancer research nationwide.
Such a worthwhile and important cause...so enjoy your morning Dannon yogurt this month and submit those codes TODAY!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Dannon. In addition, I received a gift certificate and products to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I was thrilled to receive KT Turnstall's new CD release, Tiger Suit, from One2One Network for review. I LOVE her music including top selling singles "Black Horse and Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly See" from her first album. Tiger Suit does not disappoint...
The songs are a nice mix of styles and themes. I enjoying listening in the car during my morning commute or with a nice glass of wine in the evening after the kids are tucked in bed. My favorite tracks on Tiger Suit are "Glamour Puss" and "(Still A) Weirdo" - I guess they speak to the inner-Kim! LOL
There are songs with emotional intensity, quirky ballads, catchy choruses and every song has its own unique touch. It has a global reach by using a variety of instruments and arrangements. The "Uummannaq Song" is fun and engaging.
I definitely recommend downloading via Itunes or purchasing the CD at Amazon.com or other retailers nationwide!
I received a copy of "Tiger Suit" by K.T.Tunstall from One2One Network to facilitate my original review.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
What's the latest fashion in lunches....? Lunchables improved options - featuring reduced overall sodium content, fat and calories by at least 20% throughout their product lines...with the same great tastes and fun contents that my kids love!
My kids help put their lunch box contents together every morning...Lunchables great selections help our family get it together and get out the door with no stress! The new Chicken and American Sub Sandwich and Chicken Strips meals are made with whole grain and even have bottled spring water. The favorite Deep Dish Pizza now comes with DOLE Mandarin Oranges - another winning pick for everyone! These wholesome meals are perfect for the lunch box, a quick snack or on-the-go picnic or park trip.
I find you can't beat the delicious tastes, wholesome ingredients, and convenience...all wrapped up in one easy to go container that has many recyclable (or craft-project worthy) segments -
Yummier, healthier, and greener - thanks LUNCHABLES!
Be sure to explore their website at:
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Lunchables and received the products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
My weekday routine can sometimes be a grind...but it's always nice to have a warm, filling lunch to look forward to. Many of the heat-and-serve, frozen meals today have a long laundry-list of ingredients...something a bit disconcerting to me for our family. I was thrilled to learn that Healthy Choice has added several new Steam Fresh meals to their delicious and nutritious line of products! I sampled the wonderful Healthy Choice Rosemary Chicken & Sweet Potatoes and the Garlic Herb Shrimp meals - so delish for my weekday workplace lunch escape! The meal was quick and easy to prepare, just 4 minutes in the breakroom microwave to achieve steamed perfection...the veggies stayed so bright and fresh-tasting.
Steam makes such a difference - it's such a fresh method of food preparation. Unlocking the vibrant flavors and colors of the quality ingredients - you can truly taste the difference!
The key to the new entrées is steam, which unlocks the fresh taste and vibrant flavors of the large-cut, quality ingredients. An innovative steam-release vent in the film ensures a convenient cook time of about four minutes, without any need for extra steps like poking, peeling or stirring.
Be sure to visit the Healthy Choice Facebook page www.facebook.com/HealthyChoice
The price point is perfect for lunch - generally $3 or less each - I have found coupons in the Sunday paper ads, too! My lunch escape is economical and luxurious...ah bliss! MY LUNCHTIME RITUAL HAS NOW BEEN TRANSFORMED...
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Healthy Choice and received samples of their new steaming entrées to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.