@BirdsEye SteamFresh Protein Blends Southwest Turkey Burger with Avocado Ranch Dressing




This past weekend I had planned a fun little barbecue/picnic with my family at the park but alas it was not in the cards, as the weather decided not to cooperate. We didn’t let that stop us though, we had a picnic indoors and I let my 7 year old, Vincent, help me prepare everything.  He’s really into cooking these days. I have encouraged him as much as possible by allowing him to come into the kitchen with me and teaching him a few things here and there. I had to get over my fear of him making a mess, and it was hard, let me tell you, but it’s really brought up his self esteem a lot and I can see the pride in his eyes when he see’s with his own eyes what a great job he’s done. 


Because the following is such an easy recipe it was perfect for him. By incorporating a lot of different colors and options in our food and teaching him how to plate foods so that they look tempting, he’s more willing to try new things because he put effort into creating them. Even little brother & sister are more apt to try new things because they look up to big brother & want to be just like him.  Sneaky mom aren’t I?


For this recipe you’ll need to head to your local store and pick up New Steamfresh® Protein Blends – Southwest Style. We also threw in the new SteamFresh Flavor Full Barbecue Corn and Buffalo Cauliflower to have on the side. How could I resist? I picked mine up at my local Meijer, and as I explained to you last week, you can find these right in the freezer section! My local Meijer had just about every Birds Eye product imaginable.


A little About Southwest Style Protein Blend

New Birds Eye® SteamFresh® Flavor Full Protein Blends – Southwest Style consists of a blend of whole grains, black beans, corn, lentils, red bell peppers, and sauce. It smells sooo delicious coming out of the bag you’ll be tempted to dig in right there, and because it already has it’s own sauce you don’t need to add extra spices unless you want to.


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Check Out New @BirdsEye Flavor Full Veggies at Meijer – $25 Gift Card GIVEAWAY




Birds Eye Steamfresh



If you follow me on Instagram you probably know I love veggies. In fact I try to incorporate them into almost every meal I eat. Of course I don’t expect my kids to eat spinach or broccoli omelets for breakfast like I do but I do try to expose them to as much variety as I can. I figure the more options they have the better chance they’ll find something they like.  I’ve also found I have the best luck with the kids when I lead by example so I always keep plenty of veggies on hand.


When I was given the opportunity to head over to Meijer and check out a few of the new Birds Eye® Steamfresh® Flavor Full and Steamfresh® Protein Blends I was excited.  I’m always on the lookout for something new & easy. This was right up my alley. Meijer’s is always a pleasure to shop because, first of all they’re a Michigan family-owned company and secondly everything is well organized. I have very limited time as a mom of 3 little kids as some of you well know.  I was able to walk right in, find what I wanted immediately, and check out.



Birds Eye Flavor Full Veggies


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Hyland’s #MadetoMatter Giveaway Featuring @Justins @HappyFamily @SheaMoisture and More!






Hyland’s is holding an awesome giveaway with a lot of great brands that have all been hand selected by Target to be part of their Made to Matter program. 3 people will win a prize pack worth $400.  Tonight is your last chance to enter!!


The prize packs feature the following brands:  Happy Family, Hyland’s, Justin’s, Paddy’s Bathroom, Shea Moisture, and Suju Juice


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GB Asana35 AP Car Seat - Fusion


As a parent with a new baby, a car seats is one of the most important purchases you can make. It’s exciting yet nerve wracking all in one because there are so many options out there to choose from and tons of information to sift through.  GB places their priority on safety with the GB Asana35 AP Car Seat which features their unique 3-way FirmFit System to help give parent’s peace of mind. The GB Asana35 AP features the following:


  • FirmFit Arm: helps achieve a better, tighter fit of the base to your vehicle with minimal effort.
  • FirmFit Load Leg: helps protect your baby’s head, neck and spine by minimizing the amount of forward rotation in the event of a crash, protecting baby’s delicate head, neck and spine. It also helps to decrease up to 50% of forces on baby by channeling crash energy to the floor of the vehicle. Now U.S. parents have access to this technology, which has been available in the European car seat market for years.
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Check it Out! Google Releases New YouTube Kids App, for Children 2-8 Years Old








Google have done it again. This time it’s the YouTube Kids app, for children 2 to 8 years old.  It turns out that the kids of Google employee’s are just like ours. They love YouTube. Shimrit Ben-Yair, mother of two and YouTube Kids Group Product Manager recently wrote on the official YouTube blog:

“Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids—and yours—to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe.


Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S.”


The Google YouTube team have really put a lot of thought into this app & you can most definitely tell that they have children themselves.  The features are all things I’ve either wanted or thought about myself when my own children have been using YouTube.



YouTube Kids screenshot


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New Dayquil & Nyquil Severe Cold & Flu #ReliefIsHere





Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions and experiences here are my own. Yours may vary.



Well, it’s that time of year again. Cold & flu season.  If you live in a household like mine with children that attend any sort of daycare or school you know that chances are they’re going to come home with something, and you’re going to catch it.  As a mom there is no such thing as down time, we have to get rid of whatever we come down with, quick!


These past few years at my house have been pretty crazy once cold & flu season arrive. Although we’ve been lucky enough so far to avoid the flu this year *knock on wood* I personally came down with something a few weeks ago that was a real doozy. At the time I hadn’t heard of the new Nyquil & Dayquil Severe Cold & Flu but I sure wish I had or I would have run to Walmart & stocked up.  I’ve relied on Nyquil for over a decade. It’s always been one of my go-to over-the-counter meds because quite simply, it works. On those days where I needed relief but had to stay alert, it was Dayquil to the rescue instead.  I’m glad to know that these days when things get really bad there’s  Nyquil  Severe Cold & Flu (which now contains a decongestant) & Dayquil Severe Cold & Flu. 

New berry flavor Nyquil Severe Cold & Flu


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New GoGo squeeZ Fruit & VeggieZ–Goodness to Go #GoGoVeggiez #GotItFree






Disclosure: I received this product courtesy of Bzzagent & GoGo squeeZ in exchange for my honest opinion. The experiences & opinions stated here are my own. Yours may vary.



We have been big fans of GoGo squeeZ since it first made it’s debut in 2008. In fact my oldest son was born that year so I remember quite fondly discovering GoGo squeeZ for the first time. They were one of the first brands that used squeezable pouches! Yes indeed. Their innovative design was quite eye-catching to this new mom that thought she’d be stuck with glass or plastic jars clanging around inside her diaper bag forever. It wasn’t long after they arrived on shelves in our area that we tried them out. I had to have them! Of course shortly after that every brand you can think of started using squeezable pouches, and well, now they’re everywhere.


GoGo squeeZ still stands out in many ways, especially due to their dedication to pure goodness! The company sources all their fruits and veggies from the USA from evolved farms and orchards that use the best ecological practices to grow and harvest produce, keeping the use of any chemical agents to a bare minimum. They also remove and recycle the peels on all the fruit they use, so your kids get no hidden nonsense.


And now, I’m excited to tell you that GoGo squeeZ has brought us something new! GoGo squeeZ Fruit & VeggieZ!



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Snickers Super Bowl Satisfaction 2015–Play Each Day to Win Free Snickers and Other Prizes #Freebie








Snickers is giving away 100,000 free Snickers bars & various other prizes.  I won 5 or 6 Snicker’s bars last year along with hundreds of our facebook fans. Some even won gift cards!  Your odds are pretty good to at least win a Snickers!

You can play once per day for the entire duration of the game. You’re allowed to win 5 prizes PER HOUSEHOLD.  Every time you play you’ll gain an entry towards the grand prize. A trip to Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

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