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Hillshire Snacking Social Platters: The Perfect Appetizer for Your Next Get-Together

Hillshire Snacking Social Platters

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.   From potluck dinners to white elephant lunches, Christmas meals with the extended family to New Year’s Eve parties with the friends… there are tons of occasions going on in December that require good grub.  For a few of those I’ll slave away in the kitchen making something that…

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Reach Your Goals with the LG W7

Reach Your Goals with the LG W7

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product. There’s no better time to get a smart watch to help you reach your goals in the new year.  For most of us that includes staying fit and organized, and the LG W7 is at the forefront of technology for both.  My husband has been wearing it for a week now and…

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V8 +HYDRATE® Gets Me Through the Holidays!

V8 +HYDRATE® Gets Me Through the Holidays!

This post is sponsored by V8®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Per usual it’s shaping up to be an exciting and slightly chaotic holiday season. From decorating to hosting family to cooking and hopefully keeping the kids active with good activities, I’m definitely in the thick of it! A wise man (or four of them) once said “I get by with a little help from…

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New Malibu Lime – the Perfect Bottle for your Summer Party

New Malibu Lime - the Perfect Bottle for your Summer Party

This post is sponsored by Malibu Rum but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. There’s plenty of summertime left to have some great times with friends, from backyard barbeques to impromptu gatherings. With some sun, tropical fruit and a great bottle of Caribbean rum you’re on your way to a fantastic time. For years my husband and I have enjoyed Malibu Original, and were excited to try…

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Pecans

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Pecans

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Voortman Bakeries. Looking for tasty fall dessert recipes? Try this spiced Pumpkin Bundt Spice Bundt Cake! This fall cake is filled with aromatic autumn spices and real ingredients. To celebrate the fall season I am going to share this Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake recipe that is made with simple ingredients from my pantry. There are seasonal product like Voortman…

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Adidas Shoes made from Upcycled Ocean Plastic? Yes Please!

Adidas Shoes made from Upcycled Ocean Plastic? Yes Please!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adidas. All opinions are entirely my own.   I keep seeing more and more disturbing videos and images about the plastic in our oceans.  The statistics are haunting, like the fact that there’s a giant island of plastic and other garbage twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific.  It’s also sad and scary to think that we (humans)…

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Delicious Tyson® Tomato Herb Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Delicious Tyson® Tomato Herb Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. For my family, the summer months are actually more hectic than the regular school year.  It’s nice to have the kids back in a regular school schedule, but one area where this can be tough is with preparing the kids daily meals. Although it’s a bit of work, planning meals…

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2018 Toyota Sienna – Let’s Go Places

Toyota Sienna - Let's Go Places

Disclosure: In partnership with Toyota From a prior post I mentioned our road trip up through LA and Santa Monica.  The second lag of our trip was over to Palm Springs and back to lovely San Diego.  We partnered with Toyota to try out the 2018 Toyota Sienna, a solid choice for a group of seven people, their suitcases, and plenty of gear for the pool. The first lag of…

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iWi Omega-3 Algae Supplement: Super Food of The Future

This post is sponsored by iWi but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. For the past few months, my husband has been adapting a “vegan” lifestyle. He is still transitioning, meaning that he eats mostly plant-based foods and only eat meats and seafood occasionally. For most vegans, especially a beginner like my husband, there are quite a few challenges to abstaining from meat and other animal products.…

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San Diego Beach Day: Soccer with the Family

San Diego Beach Day: Soccer with the Family

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adidas. All opinions are entirely my own I grew up in Indonesia where American football, hockey and baseball are not watched much, and basketball is just now breaking ground.  Soccer? Now that’s a different story. There are a number of leagues that compete around the country, and of course there’s our International team.  While we never really ranked on the…

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How I Get Relief from Pink Eye #StayHealthyNaturally

How I Get Relief from Pink Eye

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRP The Relief Products™ Over the past year my kids’ school reached out to let us know that Pink Eye was circulating around the classrooms. I’ve had pink eye a number of times as an adult and it’s no joke. The burning can be overwhelming, and the eye has to be one of the worst places on our…

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Seas the Day with Discover Boating!

Seas the Day with Discover Boating!

This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have lived in San Diego for the better part of the decade now, and although I love its beaches and coastal communities, I have rarely had the chance to get out on a boat to enjoy the big blue. Last month my husband asked if we should take the kids out and…

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My Activia 2 Week Challenge

My Activia 2 Week Challenge

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve been a very health conscious person who stays atop newer health trends such as juicing and cleanings. When something is more than a fad and has great long-term benefits I will integrate them into my life and sometimes see immense positive benefits. I must admit however that I every now and then I…

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Flavor San Diego at Loews Coronado (aka my food paradise experience)

Loews Coronado

In partnership with Loews Coronado Flavor by Loews is a new way for travelers to enjoy the best artisan food of an area without having to set foot outside of their hotel.  Think of your next business, family, or solo trip to a city like Miami, Tuscon or New York, and being treated with the best of local food culture. I was invited to cover my city’s kickoff event for…

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Tips for Hosting an MLS Watch Party with Trivento Wine

Thank you Trivento for sponsoring this post. Get in the game with Trivento Wine and Major League Soccer! I was first introduced to MLS (Major League Soccer) while on vacation in Seattle. We were taking the buses and trains to-and-from and everyone around us was head to toe in bright green and blue. They were heading to a Sounders game and their spirit was infectious. They were also eager to…

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