Monday, September 1, 2014

Fruit Shoot & Outdoor Fun

This is a sponsored post supported by Fruit Shoot.

With the end of Summer approaching, being outside is a must here in Florida.  With being outside comes the need for being hydrated!  Besides water, Robinson's Fruit Shoot is a great alternative drink for your kids.  Maybe even yourself. 

Every bottle of Fruit Shoot is made with 10% real fruit juice from concentrate and no high-fructose corn syrup.  You can even buy either regular, or no sugar added.  I especially like that there's a no spill cap so it's 'car-friendly'.  I actually bought the Strawberry & Raspberry, as well as the Grape flavored Fruit Shoot's at a local convenience store.  I like that you can possibly pick some up while on a road trip.  

The flavors include, Strawberry Raspberry, Grape, Apple and Orange.  

Right now, there's a campaign going on encouraging kids to active, as well as creative.  We all know kid's have great imaginations!  

Fruit Shoot is looking for families to share videos of your kids doing awesome stunts!  You just have to include in your video a Fruit Shoot bottle and ball of your choice. The best videos will get the Hollywood treatment with special effects added to bring your kids' imagination to life!

The great thing is, just for registering, you'll instantly receive a coupon for 1 free bottle of Fruit Shoot!  Also, anytime you buy 6 bottles of Fruit Shoot in-store, you can send away for a free Waboba ball.

You have until September 10th to submit your entry.

To submit your video you can go HERE.

After submitting your video, you can go check out some of the other entries as well. 

You can also use the hash tags #FruitShoot  #StuntHunt

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

School Lunch Ideas

Today was the first day back to school for my kids!  I like to pack their lunches some times, so I thought having a place to keep all the ideas together would be nice.  Of course, I went to trusty 'ol Pinterest for some ideas! 

I really like the idea of Bento lunches, but I never really have made one of those super cute bento lunches.  Maybe I'll order some stuff this year? 

I even like the idea of putting cute little notes in their lunch  boxes.  Might have to make some or order some of those too!

I like lists.  So, I like this list of school lunch ideas from The Scrapbookingg Housewife:

Over at Keeley McGuire, there's some ideas for allergy friendly lunches.

Since I'm into Bento lunches, there's a lot of cute Bento lunch boxes and 'tools' for the box!  These are the things I'm wanting to get for my kids and their lunchboxes.

Cute little forks! Over at

For some reason, I think these egg molds are adorable!

Do you do anything special for your kids and lunch?  Even if they don't go to school?  If so, please leave a link in the comments so I can check them out!  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mini Vacations?! (Pic Overload)

Last weekend we took a mini vacation to Clearwater Beach.  It was nice and relaxing!  The water was so pretty too.  We really lucked out on our hotel, which we found on  The view was nice, there was a pool (and hot tub) with a private beach.  Here's a few pictures of our trip.  This is basically why I haven't been around.  Spending time with my kids and family before school starts again tomorrow.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Healthy Goodness!

Do you like salad?  I do! I love a good salad; by itself, with a meal, whenever with whatever. 

I normally eat Caesar salad's, but I made this one day while craving something healthy and delicious.  Everything I had on hand already.

You only need, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and this delicious dressing I got from Aldi's.  

No particular measurements, just however much you'd like!  

What kind of salads, or healthy foods, do you all like?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

S'Mores Bars

I'm not sure what's been going on, but man have I had an everlasting sweet tooth!  I made some super-good S'mores Bars the other night, and for some reason I'm the only one eating them!  That's the main reason I don't like to have many sweets around, because I'm the one eating the majority of them. 

 Plus, these bad boys were easy to make, and I happened to have everything on hand.
One thing I need to make note of, name brand marshmallows are definitely THE way to go.  They don't stick together, off brand one's stick together which can make it difficult to spread around.

S'Mores Bars:

1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour

Beat graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and flour together in a bowl.
Place mixture in the bottom of a 9x9 greased pan, press down.   Then spread the marshmallows and chocolate chips on top evenly.  Put in oven set at 375 for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Your tummy will love you!     

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Come sew with me!

I recently made my daughter a ruffle sleeved top before the hot weather is over.  Really, I'm practicing making sleeves of some sort.  

I found a really easy tutorial on Pinterest to help, and am pretty pleased with the outcome.  Of course, it ended up being too small.  Hey, you live and learn, right?!  I'm going to try and make a couple more, even though she won't be able to wear them to school - which is really why I'm wanting to practice my sleeve-making skills!

What are you all working on?  I've got a few projects going on in my mind, just need to DO THEM!  That's the hardest part for me, putting it into action. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

I made this yummy sweet dessert if you will, this weekend, and boy was it ever so good!  

It's real simple and light too.

You'll need:

1 bag mini marshmallows
1 regular sized tub of Cool Whip 
1 small box of Jell-O Cheesecake pudding (dry mix)
16 oz Vanilla yogurt
1 lb strawberries cut
3 bananas

Cut your strawberries up first.  

Then, mix all of your ingredients together.  

Add your strawberries.  

Cut your bananas and add right before serving.  Otherwise, they will brown.

That's it!  Really it's just that simple.  It makes a good amount too, so this could be great for a party!