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Friday, June 22, 2018

Raspberry Peach Tart

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

Is it too early to start thinking about 4th of July desserts? I mean, I haven't even put up my Independence Day decorations yet, but I've been running down the menu in my mind for at least 2 weeks now. We're attending a combination birthday and early 4th party next weekend and I also need to bring a dish to that event. Since it's out of town, I needed to think of something that would be enjoyed by all and would travel well without spoiling. Chocolate would probably melt on the way and anything with dairy wouldn't hold the whole trip, but I found the perfect solution with this Raspberry Peach Tart from Golden Blossom Honey.  

Rapsberry Peach Tart

Made with just 5 simple ingredients, this recipe is not only easy to make, but delicious too. I used my tart pan and a homemade pie crust, but if you want to save even more time, just grab a pre-made pie shell from your grocers freezer and it will turn out just as good. This fruity tart will be perfect for your 4th of July BBQ's and picnics, or just keep the recipe on hand for when you have leftover summertime fruits. You can never go wrong using up your extra fruits in a tart like this!


1 uncooked pie crust, use your favorite recipe or purchase a ready-made crust
4-5 medium fresh ripe peaches, peeled, halved, pitted and sliced thinly
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Raspberry Peach Tart

Raspberry Peach Tart

You can find this recipe, as well as many more delicious recipes right on the Golden Blossom Honey recipe page! Be sure to follow Golden Blossom Honey on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on new products and promotions.

If you like this recipe, be sure to come back every Friday, where I feature a new recipe from Golden Blossom Honey!

What are your favorite summertime fruits?


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Alex & Me Blu-ray Giveaway #AlexandMe

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

As a mom to girls, I always love finding films that inspire and lift girls up. Any movie that has a message that promotes a positive message for girls and encourages them to chase their dreams is alright in my book. If you feel the same, you're going to love this new movie, Alex & Me, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!

An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women's National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Eric Champnella (Thunderstruck, Mr. 3000, Eddie) wrote the Alex & Me screenplay and is also making his full-length feature debut as the film’s director. Alex Morgan serves as co-producer. Producers are Mike Karz (Blended) and William Bindley (Mother’s Day). Todd Williams (The Illusionist) is the executive producer.

Jerry Trainor (iCarly) also stars as Nigel, a less-than-reliable youth soccer coach, alongside Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Reagan’s brother, Logan; Colin Critchley (Legends of the Hidden Temple) as Reagan’s soccer-playing pal, Ben; Chuiti Tiu (Nashville) as Reagan’s mother, Ann Wills; and Jim Klock (True Detective, Scream Queens) as Reagan’s father (and biggest fan), Joe Wills. Jessica Treska (HBO’s upcoming Sharp Objects) plays Reagan’s arch-rival, Claire.

Check out this fun app where you can make your own Soccer Emoji. Pick your players look, signature move, and fun tagline, then share it with the world!


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Monday, June 18, 2018

How Natrol Keeps Us On Track This Summer #natrolgummies

This post is sponsored by Natrol but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

I admit, when summer vacation rolls around I'm a bit more lax on routines and rules. Sometimes the girls will stay up playing video games until the wee hours and end up sleeping until mid afternoon, curfew gets pushed back, we bake and indulge in a few extra calorie packed treats, or sleepovers happen and teeth might not get brushed before everyone falls asleep. I'm guilty of staying up a little later than normal here and there too, then end up missing my early morning workout, or talk myself out of doing chores and sit outside with an iced tea and a good book instead when the weather is nice. I think summertime is a time for being carefree, but while I let a lot slide when school's out, I do make sure my family is taking their daily vitamins each and every day. 

Natrol Vitamins
My oldest daughter has always been good about being proactive about her own health and I never have to remind her to take her vitamins, but Allison has always needed a daily reminder, and even then she hems and haws about it because she doesn't like the taste of most of them. So, when I heard about Natrol Gummies, I did a little research, liked what I saw, and figured we would give them a shot. 

Natrol Gummies

 What makes Natrol Gummies stand apart from the other vitamins we've tried in the past? They are:

- Made with organic ingredients
- Non-GMO
- Vegetarian
- Made with 26 fruits and vegetables (multivitamins)
- Gelatin-free
- Contain no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives
- Made with pectin so they are less likely to stick to teeth over other gummy vitamins

 Simply take 3 Natrol Gummies once a day with a meal and you're all set!

Natrol Gummies Multivitamins come in 3 delicious flavors: berry, cherry and grape, which are all Allison approved. 

Natrol Gummies

They are mom (me) approved too! I always buy the hard vitamins because I never liked the gummy stuff sticking to my teeth, but I can vouch that these are a soft gummy chew that dissolve quickly so you aren't having to floss after consumption. 

Event though we're summertime slackers in some areas, Natrol Gummies help us stay on track with our multivitamin needs every day.

Look for Natrol Gummies in your nearest grocers or mass merchandise retailer where multivitamins are sold. You can easily find them by looking for the PURPLE lid! And, if you aren't completely satisfied with your purchase, Natrol does offer a full money back guarantee. Click the link HERE to learn more about all of the wonderful benefits of Natrol Gummies.

"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases."

Do you stick to a year round routine, or do you also slack in some areas during summer vacation?


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Crab Meat & Avocado Salad For A Lighter Summertime Meal

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

I know summer is all about the grilling and BBQ, but when it starts getting unbearably hot outside, eating heavier foods just doesn't sound very appealing. Greasy hamburgers, sticky ribs, and mayo based salads weigh your belly down, leaving you with a feeling of sluggishness and bloating. And, who needs that on top of dealing with sweltering temperatures? When planning out this week's dinner menu, I ran down the Golden Blossom Honey recipe list to see if there was anything on there that would make for a great summertime supper idea. I was looking for something light but filling, and would have ingredients that would appeal to my husband. I said "Bingo!" when I came across this Crab Meat and Avocado Salad

Crab Meat Avocado Salad

Jason loves seafood, but for some reason in all of our years together I have never made anything with crab meat, so I thought this would be a fun dinner surprise. Toss in avocados (one of his favorite foods) along with some juicy tomatoes and celery for crunch, then top it all off with a tangy Honey Mustard dressing. This recipe is nothing short of summertime perfection for lighter eats. It's great for lunch or dinner, or to take to your next summer picnic or BBQ. You'll feel so much better eating this than stuffing your tummy full of Aunt Beth's fat-laden potato salad. Trust me!

1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Golden Blossom Honey Mustard
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
6 cups mixed baby greens
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
8-12 ounces cooked crab meat
2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges


Crab Meat Avocado Salad

You can find this recipe, as well as many more delicious recipes right on the Golden Blossom Honey recipe page! Be sure to follow Golden Blossom Honey on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on new products and promotions.

If you like this recipe, be sure to come back every Friday, where I feature a new recipe from Golden Blossom Honey!

What's your favorite lighter dish for summer eating?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Do Something Good For Yourself. Try Activia® Dailies! #ActiviaChallengeWM

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Moms, we're busy all day, every day, right? We run around getting stuff done for our family, and at the end of the day we've hardly taken any time to treat ourselves right. We're exhausted, we feel run down, and our minds are screaming for a break. "Mommy Brain" is something I hear a lot from my female friends because we pile so much onto our plates, sometimes our brain just wants to shut down. I've been guilty of skipping a workout because it interferes with something my husband has going on, lost sleep because my kids tell me they need something for class the next morning and I have to make a late night run to the grocers, or stood over the counter eating lunch that consists of my kid's leftover pizza crusts. If you're a parent, I'm sure you've been there too. So, why do we do this to ourselves?

After a few health scares over the past few years, I'm finally starting to put myself first. No, that doesn't mean that my family is going to do without, but I've learned that when mom isn't taking care of herself, she can't really give 100% to her family. My #1 health focus has been improving upon my gut health. Did you know that poor gastrointestinal health can have a negative impact on so many other aspects of your health? It can affect your immune system, vitamin and mineral absorption, hormone regulation, ability to remove toxins, mood, and your overall mental health. That's why I've decided to try the Activia® 2 Week Challenge to see how it would help support my digestive health.

Activia Dailies

What is this Activia 2 Week Challenge? It's simple! All you have to do is consume an Activia Dailies twice a day for two weeks, as part of your daily healthy routine, to see how delicious yogurt with its billions of live and active probiotics can help support your digestive health.

Activia Dailies

I've always been a firm believer that probiotics are essential for good gut health. If you aren't sure what probiotics are, they are good, friendly bacteria that have been shown to provide health benefits beyond nutrition. Daily consumption of probiotic foods, along with a healthy routine, help support gut and immune health, as well as overall well being.

I ran to Walmart to scoop up several 8 count packages of Activia Dailies to begin my 2 week quest for better gut health. Activia Dailies come in several delicious flavors, including blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla and since they are all flavors that I love, I bought several packages of each for a variety to keep things exciting from day to day.

Activia Dailies

How did the challenge work for me? Very well! I will say that I did experience my normal cramping during the challenge as I did start it close to "that" time of the month, but I did notice a huge decrease in bloating and gas by the end of the challenge. I did feel a touch more energized as well, and noticed I wasn't feeling as sluggish as I normally do after lunch. Overall, I am pleased with my Activia 2 Week Challenge results and will continue to consume them daily with breakfast or lunch to continue with my quest to do something good for myself every day.

Activia Dailies

Activia Dailies can be found in your local Walmart's dairy case.

Activia Dailies

Ready to take the Activia 2 Week Challenge for yourself? Be sure to check out this Ibotta Offer for Activia Dailies and Activia Probiotic Yogurt so you can save while being good to yourself.

What's something good that you strive to do for yourself on a daily basis?