Cooking Matters: Learn to Shop, Cook & Eat Healthy This Fall

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I love participating in webinars!  Not only do I get to come together with other bloggers and chat about topics that concern our family and community, but I almost always walk away filled with new knowledge and inspiration.  Most recently, the webinar was with the Walmart Foundation and Share Our Strength, through The Motherhood.  It […]

Attention Foodies! Enter Your Favorite Recipes for a Chance to Win a Trip to BlogHer Food ’13!!!


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We take cars in for tune-ups right?  How about taking our old cooking habits in for tune-ups?  Well, now it’s time to change your oil!  Thanks to recent scientific findings, the Mediterranean diet has boosted the […]

Post Sesame Street Cereal Available in Stores Now!

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Post Cereal has launched a new cereal for the special munchkins in your life, Post Sesame Street Cereal! In today’s cereal isle of the grocery store, it sure is refreshing to see a healthy choice for our children. Not only do I trust Post Cereal to produce quality cereal, but I am happy that my […]

Join Us and Help Nestlé Support the Fight Against Hunger + Giveaway


I am a long time fan of the Nestlé brand.  I grew up with the Nestlé brand products in my home and so have my children.  As a blogger, I wrote about a lot of products and a lot of brands.  I absolutely love it when a company goes beyond the goal of making money and strives […]

5 Tips on How to Feed a Picky Eater

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I have three boys and Frank has two boys and a girl.  Each of them has gone through (and still goes through) phases where they are picky eaters.  Your little one could be a picky eater because of texture, color, or taste. Heck, I remember growing up and HATING cooked carrots.  Ok, let me just […]

Building Relationships One Food at a Time with Foodspring

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Are you a food lover at heart?  Do you find that food helps build your family relationship?  I do and I found that food is an important way in which members of my family bond with one another.  Whether it’s cooking in the kitchen or eating dinner with my family, food plays an integral part […]

Tailgating with Frito-Lay + Giveaway


Football season is here and fans everywhere are having a blast hosting parties and tailgating in celebration of their favorite football teams.  After all, it’s a fact nobody can deny: American Football is one of the most celebrated sports in the United States.  During this time of year, you’ll start seeing more barbecue grills than […]

Vons Just For U!!! + Giveaway


I LOVE to grocery shop and I do my primary grocery shopping at our local Vons!  I remember when the Vons Store was being built here in Nipomo and there were many who were so excited to have our very own grocery store in town.  Heck, now we even have a Vons Gas Station!!!  Not […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2011 – Tasty Tuesday & Thankful Thursday All in One!


This year, the boys and I celebrated Thanksgiving Day with my parents.  I was in charge of the turkey, green bean casserole, and sweet potato casserole.  I bought a big turkey – a 20 pounder!  We had yummy cinnamon rolls and fruit for breakfast and then I went to town on preparing the turkey. First, […]

Better Homes & Gardens and Walmart for the Holidays

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The holidays are upon us and people everywhere are dressing up their homes in holiday attire.  One of my favorite places to shop for holiday decorations is Walmart.  There is a variety of decorations at budget-friendly prices.                 I was recently given the opportunity to shop for three […]

Filtrete Fast Filtering Water Pitcher for a Healthy Home

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I love my Filtrete Fast Filtering Water Pitcher and use it many times a day!  As a mom of three busy little boys, I have the goals of maintaining a healthy home, reducing waste and energy consumption, and saving time and money.  I have found that Filtrete Home Filtration Products from 3M can help me […]

Pampered Chef – Mix N Chop Review + Giveaway

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I love to cook!  I love to be pampered!  The Pampered Chef is definitely my cup of tea when it comes to kitchen tools and gadgets, as well as stoneware and cookware.  I love Pampered Chef so much that I decided to sign up to become a consultant and earn a little extra cash to […]

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in Our Home + Giveaway

I grew up with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in our home, so it makes me feel like I’m at home when I see it in my cupboard and refrigerator.  I am excited to be one of twenty bloggers participating in a campaign about the Switch & Save Program.  Through my participation in the campaign, […]

I Love ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda


When I was a child, I remember seeing the orange box with the ARM & HAMMER symbol on it. As I became an adult, I took comfort with the orange box and the red and white circle with the muscular arm holding the hammer. I remember seeing the orange box in the cupboard, as well […]