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Applegate Natural Deli Meats

Heather —  October 25, 2012


I recently sampled Applegate natural deli meats through Moms Meet.  

 Ordinarily I really try to stick with purely organic meats, and I was familiar with Applegates organic line. I do feel that Applegate has an understanding of healthful practices I care about and I was interested in the lower price point, so I tried their Natural Roast Beef, Smoked Turkey and Roasted Turkey.

12574I was most impressed with the Roast Beef. I thought that was delicious. The meat had good flavor and texture and was sliced a bit thick compared to what I ask for at the deli (a more slivered cut), still for the roast beef I liked the thicker cut. One slice was perfect for a sandwich. The kids also loved the roast beef. It was moist, but not wet and had little fat.

With the Natural Honey and Maple Turkey, I liked the flavors very much, but I didn’t like the thickness of the slice. I really like turkey sliced very thin. The turkey texture seemed too moist for me and the one package had a vein running through it that ruined that package for me. I just pulled all that off and used the other half. Sometimes, that happens with deli meats, but I usually ask the slicer and if the meat is not nice, I’ll try a different one. I do think this was random, because another package I got was fine. Next time, I will check the packaging more thoroughly.

I also have purchased the pepperoni and I like that one very much. The flavor is good and the size is perfect to make a pizza or two.

The price point runs about $3.99 to 5.99 at my stores and I think these are a good buy for my family as I trust this brand more than others when it comes down to being free of nitrates, nitrites, and other artificial ingredients, and of course, without antibiotics.

My daughter and I love having lettuce wraps with Applegate Turkey slices, carrots and cheese, dipped in a bit of blue cheese dressing. I feel that a slice of deli meat is a great source of protein in the middle of the day for all of us.

In fact, one day, while running errands, we realized we had forgotten to eat. I was near our local coop store, so we ran in and grabbed a bag of Applegate roast beef and the kids and I ate that in the car. We felt much better and I was glad to have that healthy option for a quick bite.

Guess what? I get to offer a giveaway of Applegate product for two readers thanks to Applegate and Moms Meet!

To enter, visit and then come back here and leave me a comment about something you learned on their site.

(The giveaway will end on October 31, 2012. Two commenters will be chosen via, limited to U.S. residents only)

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“I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.”

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Yoplait and Weight Watchers

Heather —  October 24, 2012


Did you know that Yoplait is the only yogurt endorsed by Weight Watchers®? Yoplait Light and Yoplait Greek 100 now offer 20 Delicious Flavors for only 2 Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®value each.

  • Yoplait is the only yogurt endorsed by Weight Watchers®
  • Yoplait Light and Yoplait Greek 100 offer 20 Delicious Flavors for only 2 Weight Watchers® PointsPlus ®value each

Yoplait Weight Watcher gift pack

Enter to Win a gift pack!

  • Yoplait Light VIP coupon*
  • Yoplait Greek 100 VIP coupon*
  • Yoga ball 
  • Water bottle
  • Work-out towel

*The coupon offer for Yoplait yogurt is not valid in some states, including Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennesse

 I am having trouble with html tonight, so to enter, please just leave a comment. I will choose a winner on 10/31/12.

“Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.”

Successful Breastfeeding Essentials
Welcome to the Successful Breastfeeding Essentials Giveaway! Breastfeeding can be both challenging and rewarding, so it’s important to have great support to get off to the best start. One lucky reader will win all of the items that were reviewed in the Essentials series, a $140 value! For full reviews of each item, click on the links below! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Sport Wirefree Nursing Bra
A $40 e-gift certificate to Leading Lady
Breastfeeding My Feeding Friend
A My Feeding Friend nursing pillow

Calma breastfeeding bottle
A Calma breastfeeding support bottle from Medela

Udder Covers Breastfeeding
An Udder Covers gift set including nursing cover, cloth breast pads, and a Milk Bands nursing bracelet

To enter to win, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents. Ends at 12:01AM on September 11. Thanks for stopping by!
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Become a superhero and know what is in your food!

Join Healthy Child Healthy World and visit to create your superhero profile. I did!

For every profile created, Stonyfield Farm will donate $1 to Foodcorps to help provide children with access to healthy foods. About $1,600 has been raised so far!

Help others and maybe win something for yourself…how about:

A Superhero Pack from Stonyfield!!

Pack includes $50 gift certificate to Whole Foods, a superhero cape, and a 6-ounce cup of Stonyfield product.

There’s a Food Superhero in all of us. Spread the word.

Enter to win via Rafflecopter, here

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Dads Desk:

It was finally time to take my gaming experience to the next level with EA Sports NCAA Football 13.  Before I headed out to my local Walmart, I made sure it was available.  A quick check of on my iPad assured me a copy was waiting for me.  I grabbed my teenage daughter and headed out.


“Yes, I like football”



Found it


You can also personalize your cover, choose your team and your picture

You can see our shopping trip on google plus. After picking up our copy, we headed home to hit the grid iron.

Dad and Nick playing

The most noticeable difference is the quality of the HD graphics.  Next is the addition of the  Dynasty mode.  As I mentioned before, you have the opportunity to add one of several former Heisman Trophy winners to your team and help them regain that prestigious title.  Take the time to go through all the menus and familiarize yourself with all that NCAA Football 13 has to offer.


As I mentioned in my last post, I faced a last second defeat at the hands of my seven year old daughter.  With EA Sport’s You’re Covered Program, in four simple steps I was able to add her face to the cover of our game. Just go to the link and follow the steps.


She got a kick out of hers:

Em in cover NCAA

and when we shared it on Facebook, she got plenty of Likes.  It was fun to personalize the cover for her and now her victory is a great family story with “proof”.

As I mentioned before, here is a quick rundown of the main differences between EA Sports  NCAA Football 12 and NCAAFootball 13.

  1. You can become one of 10 legendary Heisman Trophy winners (Robert Griffin III, Doug Flutie, or Herschel Walker–just to name a few).  I choose Herschel Walker in honor of my wife having attended UGA.  Use their strengths and talents on your favorite team to help them in their quest to regain the Heisman Trophy.
  2. The Passing game has been improved-both from a Quarterback and Wide Receiver standpoint.    As the QB you will have more control on the ball’s trajectory and on how you use play action and the option.  As a WR you will have a greater ability to read and react to the defense; so you can make that catch.
  3. Reaction time will depend on who you are.  Football players have differing abilities and now that is factored into the game.  The game slows down during key times increasing your on-field awareness and opening up more opportunities as you sense things before they happen.
  4. Impact your ability to recruit the talent your team needs with Dynamic Dynasty.  Your recruiting grade can change from week to week.  And your Game day Saturdays will come to life with live studio updates and commentary by Rece Davis.

So, the stage is set in our home for a rematch.  Will this one end differently?  Will I be able to overcome the football prowess of my second grader?  No matter the outcome, the HD graphics, new player features, and Dynamic Dynasty option—to name a few—guarantee a good time will be had on the Grid Iron.

Want to Play?


You can win BIG with EA Sports! Winner’s choice of $50 Walmart gift card OR upcoming EA game include Madden 13, FIFA 13 or Medal of Honor, or NHL13

Required Entry:

Customize a cover at and enter the giveaway by submitting a photo of any (1) of the following:

  • yourself or your child holding their personalized copy of NCAA Football ‘13
  • a photo of the printout of your customized NCAA Football ‘13 cover
  • a screenshot of yourself sharing your customized NCAA Football ‘13 cover on your Facebook wall.

You will need to upload your personal photo to any public photo sharing site or accessible blog link and submit it to the inlinkz linky below following these instructions

Disclosure: "NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY, A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. NCAA Football 2013 You’re Covered Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on July 10, 2012 at 12:00:00 A.M. EST and ends July 31, 2012 at 11:59:59 P.M. EST. Click on Official Rules for details on entry instructions, odds of winning, prize details, restrictions, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. and 18 years or older as of time of entry. Residents of P.R. are ineligible. Void in P.R. and where prohibited. Sponsor: Electronic Arts, Inc., 209 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Redwood City, CA 94065. (See full legal rules here)

In addition, I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Electronic Arts #CBias #SocialFabric”

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I am excited to be participating in this fun online event to say “Thank You!” to Gingermommy, from Tales of a Ranting Ginger, a witty Mommy Blogger

She is such a knowledgeable blogger and has gone out of her way to help me many times when I had a blogging question! On top of that, her blog is just plain fun and I enjoy her sense of humor. Way to Go Gingermommy!

Join in the fun and enter to win the Thankful Friends Giveawy – the total value of giveaway is over $120 USD- payable via PayPal. This giveaway is open worldwide to anyone who has a PayPal account! June 5-6.
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I have some great giveaways going on!


Land O Lakes prize pack

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Monster Truck Adventures Series for kids

Monster Truck Adventures is a new animated series for children that entertains and teaches Biblical life lessons!

I originally wanted to review this with my almost 3 year old nephew. When the DVD arrived, it looked so cute. Yet, I was a bit thoughtful about the quality. Recently, I have seen some “biblical” videos that were painful to sit through. I think as parents we need to be careful that we really judge the content of what our children watch.

So, I asked Em if she’d watch this one with me first. I wanted to see if it was any good before sending to my sister and her little guy.

Em and I had planned to watch one episode, yet we ended up having a Meteor and Friends marathon that day!

I can honestly say that this series is well written and wonderfully illustrated. The monster truck characters are adorable and each has a vibrant personality. They really work together well. Also, the biblical themes were evident and clearly stated, yet they didn’t “thump you over the head or anything.” This series uses biblical elements and good writing.

I think the age range for these is easily, say 2 to 10. Shoot, I liked them.

You may assume this series is for boys because of the monster trucks, but my little girl enjoyed the stories tremendously. The writers do include “Ponytail” this girl monster truck is:

“Sweet and spunky, Ponytail – or just “Pony” for short – is a top competitor in her own right. She’s the best jumper in the group and is quick to befriend someone new.”

Join Meteor and his friends as they roar over jumps and splash through gunk in everyday adventures at school and all over their hometown of Crushington Park. Each episode teaches a scripture-based lesson in responsibility, obedience, humility, forgiveness and much more.

Meteor and Friends dvd

Episodes on Meteor and Friends

1. Race Relations (jealousy – James 3:16)

2. Missing Mom (encouragement – 1 Thes. 5:11)

3. Bathtime for Junkboy (hygiene – Isaiah 1:16)

4. The Big Timeout (cooperation – Ecc. 4:9)

5. The Big Sleepover (obedience – Exodus 19:5)

6. Teamwork (pride – Prov. 11:2)

For the cost of $9.99, we got all six episodes, with a run time of about 75 minutes.

Several more DVDs are already available with more coming soon. See the Monster Truck Adventures website for more details and some sample clips. Also, follow Monster Truck Adventures on Facebook for upcoming news, stories and more!

Want to win one for your children? Enter below!!

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