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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy National Chia Day! #ItsChiaDay @MammaChia

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National Chia Day is TODAY, Thursday, March 23 and since Chia seeds are one of our family favorites in shakes, on sandwiches and in oatmeal in our house, we just have to celebrate!



One of our favorite chia brands, Mamma Chia, is also celebrating and are sharing the top 4 benefits of chia and other awesome info about chia’s rich-nutritional background and history. Check it out below!

Mamma Chia’s organic, chia-based snacks and beverages are an easy and portable way to reap the benefits of chia. Plus, Mamma Chia actually founded National Chia Day last year and started the chia beverage category in 2009!

DID YOU KNOW?

Chia seeds are a complete protein, a rich plant-based source of Omega-3s providing fiber, antioxidants, minerals and more.


Mamma Chia’s top-four favorite benefits of chia seeds include:
  1. Rich Nutritional Value: Gram per gram, chia has 8x more Omega-3s than salmon, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, 2x more potassium than bananas, 70 percent more protein than soy beans, and 2x more calcium than milk.
  2. Satiety: Chia is a complete protein, which can help you feel more satisfied after a meal.
  3. Digestion: Chia seeds have both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can aid in digestion.
  4. Plant Protein: Chia has more than 4g of vegetarian protein per one ounce, and unlike flaxseed, chia does not have to be ground to reap its benefits.


I LOVE getting my Chia seed servings in the Mamma Chia Vitality Bars! They are so delicious, filling and easy to eat on the go, which is so important to me! Mamma Chia also offers other delicious products that make incorporating Chia seeds into your diet like Granola Clusters, Squeezes and Beverages! Check them out and celebrate National Chia Day with Mamma Chia!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eat Your Colors With @PlumOrganics!

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From birth on, there has been some really trusty organic baby food companies that have been there with me since the beginning of being a parent! One of those companies is Plum Organics! From birth to adolescent, Plum Organics has delicious, healthy and organic snacks and food for my children and my children are constantly begging for any Plum Organics snacks we have in the house!

Plum Organics is a leading organic baby food and toddler snack brand in the nation. Building on the core values of “healthy eating for life” Plum Organics has created a line of culinary inspired baby foods in three stages that are gently cooked for optimal nutrition. From ingredient sourcing to packaging choices, Plum Organics is continually striving to reduce our carbon footprint and to ensure that our product line is pure and clean from the inside out. Plum Organics baby & tots snacks further build on these core values, by providing continued support with nutritious and simple solutions for on the go.


We really love that they encourage children to eat their colors which means eating a variety of fruits and vegetables to get all the nutrition and vitamins they need! And they make it so easy with their fruit and vegetable pouches that even say colors on them to help parents offer a variety of colors to their children! They are easy to eat on the go, mix in oatmeal or have for snacks!

And we also really love the Super Puffs®, a colorful line of bite-sized, nutritious puffed snacks, are made with whole grains and organic veggies and fruit.


With 7 essential vitamins and minerals, Super Puffs® delight tiny taste buds with a rainbow of nutritional goodness. Perfectly sized for little fingers, this snack encourages self- feeding and easily dissolves into grins and giggles. Teach your little stars to eat their colors!
  • 7 essential vitamins and minerals
  • 10% DV Iron
  • 24 mg Choline
  • Perfect first snack for baby, dissolves easily and sized for little fingers to encourage self-feeding
  • Certified Organic
  • Kosher Parve
  • Non-BPA packaging that fits in most cup holders
  • Convenient, re-sealable & portable for on-the-go feeding
We trust Plum Organics when we can't cook healthy, organic food ourselves for our children! We love that their snacks are easy to eat on the go, they offer a variety of foods that we might not find in season and they are organic, natural and healthy!

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You can purchase Plum Organics products at your local retailer.


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Book Review: In the Shadow of Denali

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About the Book:

Their Future Depends on Unlocking the Secrets the Mountain Holds From the Past

Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel near the foot of Mount McKinley--Denali as it's still called by the natives. John is the wilderness and exploration guide for the wealthy tourists while Cassidy works in the kitchen as Cook's assistant. The entire staff buzzes with excitement during the busy days preparing for the President's imminent visit. His historic trip to dedicate the new national park on his way to driving in the golden spike to officially complete the Alaska Railroad will be the beginning of a new era for all of them and place The Curry at the heart of Alaska.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice to the seasoned Alaska mountain guide, with hopes of discovering the truth about his father's death on the mountain years earlier. His father's business partner blames the guide for Henry Brennan's untimely death, but Allan cannot be at peace until he knows for sure. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My Opinion

Alaska is definitely on my bucket list of places to see. I grew up in Montana in the mountains and I absolutely LOVE mountains and beautiful scenery. I can only imagine how beautiful Alaska, the mountains and the glaciers are.

In this book, I got to visualize all of Alaska's beauty through the eloquent words of the authors! Not only do I get to experience the beauty of Alaska but the book was full of mystery, romance, history and so much more! This is definitely a must-read especially if you have an interest in Alaska and its history! I learned so much about Denali, the history of Alaska and its people!

Buy It:

You can purchase In the Shadow of Denali for $10.16 from Amazon.com



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NEW #OpenHands Album from @LauraStoryMusic #Giveaway #FlyBy

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One of my all time favorite Christian artists is Laura Story. She sings my favorite song of all time, Blessings, and now she has come out with a new album full of more amazing, reassuring and comforting songs and I LOVE IT!

Her new album is called Open Hands and it is so good! The songs are soothing, full of worship and reminds of God's love and we have been playing it non-stop in our house!

Throughout the Bible, there are countless stories of ordinary people whole-heartedly attempting to live a life fully surrendered to God’s unique calling on their lives. More than once, God asks people of faith to relinquish control and simply trust Him. These days, singer/songwriter Laura Story is discovering the beauty found in letting go. It’s this posture of surrender that she’s striving for on her fifth studio album, Open Hands (Fair Trade Services).


Open Hands’ fresh collection of originals blends Story’s signature congregatiomal worship with intimate moments. A parade of A-list songwriters, including Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes, Hank Bentley, Sarah Hart and Seth Mosley, among others, pepper the album’s 11 tracks. Through writing sessions both alone and with others, Story began to gradually see this common thread of surrender emerge.

The title track—already a chart-topper prior to the album’s release—features guest vocals from Third Day’s Mac Powell, a fellow Atlanta-native and Story’s longtime friend. “You Came Running” borrows imagery from the biblical narrative of the Prodigal Son. In true Story fashion, several selections (“Awake My Soul (1000 Tongues),” “For The Love of My King”) reimagine timeless hymns, which she refreshes with an original chorus.

My favorite song on this album is Whisper, the seventh song on the album. It is so soothing and calming to my soul during troubled and stressful times in my life. Her words and voice calm my soul, remind me of God's love and watchfulness in my life and get me through the tough days! What a blessing Laura Story and her music is!

Buy It:

You can purchase Open Hands for $11.78 on Amazon.com

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  (1) Open Hands album to a lucky winner!

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(the NEW Album from Laura Story!)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Nurture Your Child's Imaginations with #littleadventures Dress-Ups #redefiningprincess #Giveaway

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I have a little girl that likes to get dirty, wrestle with her brothers but also LOVES dressing up as her favorite princesses, play pretend and dance and sing to her favorite Disney songs!

So I have learned over the years that most dress up dresses just don't last in our house! One second she may be dancing around the house in her play princess dress and the next second she may be wrestling in it or running around outside in it! And don't even get me started on trying to clean one of those fancy play dresses!

And that is why I instantly fell in love with Little Adventures and their soft, washable, affordable dress ups. Now my daughter can be anyone she wants to be, anytime of day and do whatever she wants in it...because thes Little Adventures dresses are machine washable, soft and comfortable and easy to put on and off!

The company was started 15 years ago by two moms who were tired of itchy, scratchy dress ups that fell apart and were not washable. Their little customers take naps, play outside, and go to the store wearing these dress ups, then play and play some more! These adorable dress-ups at affordable prices are the perfect fit for little ones. They are comfortable with no itchy underskirts or fabrics, completely finished seams and hems, and no buttons or ties to frustrate little fingers! The stretch bodices accommodate a variety of sizes making each size more versatile. All items are made with quality fabrics and trims that are comfortable, washable and guaranteed!

And Little Adventures doesn't just limit their selection to girls! They are dedicated to nurturing imagination and magic that live in ALL young children and adults too! Their wonderful collection features princess dress ups, magical mermaids, boy costumes and even adult costumes as well! i

Check out some of my favorite items from Little Adventures:

AMULET PRINCESS


This gorgeous new addition will be a hit with your little girl. The comfortable stretchy purple velvet bodice has intricate white trimmings, organza overlaid sleeves, and a purple amulet at the neckline. The full satin skirt is trimmed with delicate white designs and organza hip drapes. 


My daughter loves Princess Sophia AND the color purple so this is the perfect birthday gift for her! She will receive at for her birthday at the end of this month so I don't have a picture yet but I will definitely update this post to show you the grin on her face while wearing this gorgeous dress! Plus, I love it because it is machine washable and stretchy, soft and very comfortable!

And to make her even happier, she gets to match her favorite doll because her doll has the same AMULET PRINCESS DOLL DRESS! 


She is going to LOVE dressing up alongside her doll! The dress is easy to get on and is also machine washable for easy cleaning!!

And to go with this beautiful dress, I got my daughter the CHUNKY WHITE CRYSTAL DIAMOND JEWELRY SET because she LOVES jewelry! It will look gorgeous with this dress!


These bright, modern necklace & bracelet sets are made from high quality beads and jewels, and stretchy elastic jewelry thread for easy, comfortable wear. A fashionable addition to any of our dress ups, or a perfect accessory for everyday wear. It features high quality beads and jewels and stretchy elastic jewelry thread for easy, comfortable wear!

My daughter's very favorite princess is Merida from Brave. Sadly, Little Adventures was out of stock of that princess dress in my daughter's size at the time I was ordering but I got the next best thing: the SCOTTISH PRINCESS DOLL DRESS!


Now my daughter can dress her doll up like Merida and I know she is going to love it!

This stunning new dress is the complete match to our new elegant Scottish Princess dress up. The bodice is made from lavish dark teal crushed velvet, with intricate gold edging and silk puff sleeves. The full velvet skirt is edged with gold satin and adorned with gold edged hip drapes.


So if you have a princess in your house (or a prince!), make sure you head over to Little Adventures and check out their full selection of dress up clothes! They are so fun for all ages and Moms love them too because they are easy to wash and so comfortable for their children!

Buy It:

You can purchase all Little Adventures dress up clothes from their website

Win It:

Little Adventures is generously offering (1) $75 worth of Little Adventures product to a lucky winner!

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(1) $75 worth of Little Adventures products

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