Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rock The Lunchbox! #RockTheLunchbox #sponsored

Thanks to Influenster and #RockTheLunchbox I got to sample a few products. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I've been doing bento boxes for my son recently. I do it for me as much as I do it for him. Bento boxes come from Japan and are a lovely way of presenting a meal to go. They can be as simple or as fancy as the bento maker wishes. I like making bento-style lunches because it is a way to keep myself interested in making lunch. The packing can be just as boring as the eating if lunches become routine.


I got to sample products from Annie's Homegrown, Honest Kids, Rudi's Bakery, and Applegate. I already liked these companies so I was thrilled to sample them. Coupons are available at the Rock The Lunchbox site. Coupons are good.

Influenster sent me a lovely packet of coupons so I could go and pick the flavors and types I wanted.
I picked good flavors and types.
I bought a house favorite with the Annie's Extra Cheesy Cheddar Bunnies. I have to hide them because these go fast in our house. We bought these before sampling and we will continue to buy them. :-) The Extra Cheesy Cheddar Bunnies have a nice rich cheddar flavor and a good crunch. If you like Goldfish, you will also like Annie's Bunnies. Personally, we prefer Annie's. 
Another brand that we use regularly in our house is Applegate. This was the first time trying the Half Time packs.
I really like these. Sometimes, it is nice not to have to pack a lunch. My son thinks these boxes are a treat and they make my day  little easier.
So, a friend of mine was planning a last-minute trip to Disney World and wanted my input. After rescheduling twice, she called me for a quick get-together at Starbucks. Between her questions and my liking to talk at people, we were there for three hours. Thinking I would get something to eat at Starbucks, I didn't, and thinking that I would get home in time to start dinner and eat lunch, I didn't, I was starving by the time I left. Luckily, I had purchased, and put in the cooler bag, one of the Applegate Half Time packs.
I had a great and healthy snack. The turkey and crackers were tasty. The non-colored cheese was good. My son ate the yogurt and gummies. He liked both and enjoyed the games on the box on the way to his doctor's appointment.
The Applegate Half Time packs come with games and fun stuff.

The Boy also drank one of the Honest Kids drinks. He doesn't like the grape, he prefers the lemonade. I like the grape because it is a nice light fruit drink.

The Udi's bread was used for sandwiches. We kinda found it dry. I used it to make French Toast and everyone in the family loved it. Make French Toast with the Udi's Cinnamon Raisin.

Annie's Crackers#RockTheLunchbox@annieshomegrownAnnie's Homegrown
Honest Kids#RockTheLunchbox@HonestTeaHonest Tea
Rudi's Bakery Bread#RockTheLunchbox@rudisorganicRudi's Organic Bakery
Applegate HALF TIME#RockTheLunchbox@ApplegateApplegate
Annie's Frozen Snacks#AnniesHomegrown@annieshomegrownAnnie's Homegrown
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My #RockTheLunchBox un-boxing and little review

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters #Sponsored #CrowdTap

So, CrowdTap and Brookside sent me a sample of the Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters - Berry Medley Flavors. Clusters of crispy multigrain and soft fruit flavored centers, all covered in smooth dark chocolate.

***Warning: Contains High Fructose Corn Syrup***

 Yes. So much yes!

These things are delicious! There is just enough sweet to balance the dark chocolate and the crunch is a delightful bonus.

Brookside and CrowdTap asked that I find the perfect pair for their Crunchy Clusters. I pared them with chai tea with coconut vanilla creamer.

***Warning: Contains High Fructose Corn Syrup***

Good choice, me! It was a nice mix of sweet and spicy.

I also had to show where I snack. Sadly, it's in front of the computer. We've made a family resolution to not snack in front of the computer or the TV. We're trying to retrain our brains.

***Warning: Contains High Fructose Corn Syrup***

Still delicious and I really like Bob's Burgers.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Kleenex Brand Believers

I’m a member of the Crowdtap Kleenex Brand® rewards program, and Kleenex® Brand sent me this product to review. #KleenexCare #KleenexBrandBelievers Link to Kleenex coupon.

I enjoyed reviewing Kleenex Anti-Viral and Kleenex Tissues with Lotion. Kleenex is a brand that I trust and it was nice to be given the chance to use and share two of the types they offer. I really liked the Anti-Viral. They have a great feel and didn't get too moist after a good 'blow'. Don't use them around your eyes, there are chemicals in the tissues that will make your eyes water.

My mom loved the Kleenex with lotion. They were soft, strong and didn't leave your nose feeling greasy. They were really helpful on days when I had to do a lot of blowing.

We took the Kleenex with lotion to the beach on Christmas day (my mom lives in NC).
Oh, my friend at Belle South Blog wrote a great blog about Kleenex and a nasal cleanser.

Throughout the month of December, Kleenex had me perform different picture challenges.

Take a selfie with Kleenex and fashion.

Find the holiday Kleenex. I like the snowmen.

Decorate your Kleenex box. I did mine with washi tape.

Here are some Kleenex towels in the work bathroom.

 Collage with Kleenex.

Sharing Kleenex in the library.