Thursday, April 17, 2014

Country Music Marathon Start Line Happy Dance


    It's almost that time!!! Country Music Marathon in less than two weeks!!! 

    Do you even KNOW how excited that I am to start this race on Broadway?!?! I love this addition and am really glad that I get to experience the first year of them moving the start line! Nashville is one of my favorite cities on the planet and I can't wait to get there! 

     I hear that the course is REALLY hilly so I'm a little nervous for my quads. Poor babies. I will have to be extra-nice to them the week after. ;) 

     I'm running this race with friends from home, my Mom, sister and my pal Carrie! Fun Honkytonkin' times ahead! 

     Be sure to follow me on twitter and Instagram for fun pictures during the race..I'm an over achiever on Social Media during races. I'll be using the Hashtags #runcmm and #BamagirlrunsNashville. ;) 

Happy running and see ya in Nashville! 

     

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Life after Dopey Challenge....


2014 Walt Disney World Marathon
Dopey Challenge
    It seems that no matter where I go or what I do, most people "know" me as "that Mom who runs the Disney races". Cool by me. I wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, I LOVE that part of my life. But in reality, that's just a very tiny portion of my life. It's no secret that my entire family loves Disney, we always have. You can find hints of Disney in every nook and cranny in my home.  Picture frames, magnets on the fridge, vacation scrapbooks everywhere and help us all, the coffee mugs!!! I couldn't imagine ever NOT running runDisney races now. Yeah. It's what I do.
      However, I will say that I wish I had a dollar for every person that I've convinced to go run a Disney race though, I could probably pay for a registration or two by now. ;)

    Here's the real story. Running Disney is not all that I do though.... For those who don't REALLY know me in real life, let me introduce myself! Let me just say REAL Life again. I don't live in cyber world 24 hours per day. I am a real normal human Mom. I'm a Mom to three kids, (one daughter who is learning to drive, one daughter who is about to be a teenager and one son who is "all-boy" and takes care of his Mama anytime he can), wife to a hubby who coaches every sport that my kids have ever played, My 89 year old Grandmother lives with me and has for the past 10 years. (We joke that she's the old lady in my basement). I'm in Sales and travel covering three states, I'm active where ever I need to be active with my family and I live in a two-redlight town in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama! Did I mention that I'm 41 yet??? Hey, I'm proud of it. LOVE being in my 40's. I feel the confidence to be a little more outspoken about a few things. And it's true. I wish I knew in my 20's what I know now in my 40's. I would have ditched a few people that I needed to ditch a long time ago if I knew some of the things that I know now.  I graduated with a Social Psychology Degree with a minor in Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I love crazy people. The crazier the better. I'm a dang good cook. Love my Crimson Tide Football. I'm a Southern Baptist Girl...I got charm, I tell ya! ;)

     WHY am I writing all of this???

     I recently had a conversation with someone who asked me about Dopey Challenge. They asked me was that all that I did?? Did I even HAVE a life?? Did I like it? Would I ever do it again? Apparently, people just cannot grasp the concept. "Woah. 48.6 miles. Amazing. Unbelieveable. Inspiring!!"

     Those are the words that I heard them say. However, in my mind..As I was running, I'm thinking. "Day one. Mile one. 5K Done. That was easy. Day two. Twice as much as yesterday. Two more days to run. 10K, Oh yeah. I got this. Day three. Main Street! The Castle! This is Hard. I love this. Tomorrow is going to FREAK me out. Caution Runners Speed Bumps Ahead. Hey look, It's Mickey again. Let's stop for another pic. Half Marathon...WoooHoooo! Let's eat! Day four. This is the last morning. Hallelujah! Main Street! The Castle! Mickey AND Minnie together...gotta get that pic! All four parks! I need gels. I need Powerade. Awww it's The Festival of the Lion King crew. GET ME TO EPCOT. I love this. Wipe the tears.  OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS. I SEE THE FINISH LINE. YESSSSSSSSS. 48.6 Miles..HOLY MOLY!!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!

     Brief recap of what was really going on in my mind. And really, I was saying most of this out loud to my running pal! Or at least I think I did. Maybe now I've got some of that love for crazy people coming out of me.
Minnie and Mickey waiting for us at the Castle..Gotta stop!
     Dopey Challenge was a process. It wasn't just 48.6 miles. It wasn't inspiring or amazing. It was training. Hard work. Running when I didn't want to. Staying away from the french fries. Not eating the sweets. Wiping out the negativity. SO many people telling me that they weren't sure that I had it in me. I registered for it. I trained for it. I wanted it. I earned it. Mile by Mile. Step by step. Four early mornings. Running with friends. Having the time of my life. I would totally do it again.

     Not just "Wow, you just ran 48.6 miles."

     I would be willing to bet that you could ask any of the people that ran that race their thoughts and we would all have differences of opinions. I'm not analytical so I don't get wrapped up in alot of details that others do. I can handle any kind of weather. I'm not a complainer by nature. Some liked the course. Some were sick of the course by the end of it. Some thought it was too crowded. Some thought we needed more entertainment. Some thought it was perfect. Some can't wait to register again. Some would NEVER do it again. I live for experiences. I don't want to ruin the surprise of what's coming up so I don't look at course maps ahead of time. Again, I like to "run in the moment."

     But I would be willing to bet that they would ALL tell you that it was a proud proud moment of accomplishment when they crossed that finish line on the fourth day that no one could quite put into words. If they don't tell you that, then there is something wrong with those people!! Be proud, folks!

     So there you have it. I did have a life. I did love it. I am going to do it again. In fact, I am one of those people that have it on my calendar to get registered immediately when registration opens. I don't wanna miss out!
This picture....Totally worth all of the hard training miles!
Love!!!
     Now here's the part of running Dopey Challenge that NO ONE prepared me for....I ATE LIKE A HORSE for at least a week once I got home! It wasn't very Princess-like. Next year, I will be better prepared for that. I will be stocked up on steak in the freezer for when I return! I spent more money at the expo than I ever needed to. I'll start stashing now for that too. Four races, four different options of "well...I gotta have that too." I felt like I was cheating on Mickey with Donald and cheating on Goofy if I bought the Minnie and not the Dopey. Shirts, Vinylmations, Coffee Mugs, Alex and Ani Bracelets. You get the idea. I need a Disney Sugar Daddy! LOL. joking...just joking!! Let's just say that I'm the proud owner of about 12 new shirts from that weekend and don't even get me started on the New Balance shoes. ohhhhh myyyyyyy!! Either way, the whole experience from start to finish was a ton of fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything!

     I hope to see you all in 2015. It's the 10th Anniversary for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge and the new medal looks GREAT! Get registered over at runDisney.com. Registration opens at noon on April 22nd. Training starts June 1st for me!

     Happy Running and see you at the Castle!

   


Sunday, April 6, 2014

BirdsEye and Disney Step Up To The Plate!



Chicken, Broccoli, Cheese, Rice Casserole
Recipe at the bottom of this post.

     If you are like me, getting your kids to eat healthy is a MAJOR Challenge. I feel like there are just not enough hours in the day to be "That Mom" and create the perfect healthy meal! Cooking/Working/Cleaning might even be harder than running a marathon. Well, maybe not that hard but you get the point. ;)

     We are a busy busy family and trying to get home from work, shuffle kids around and cook a healthy dinner is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. However, I try to make it work. I really do. Sometimes I'm really good at it and sometimes I just flat out fail. #EpicMomFail. I need help! 

      When I saw the press release that Birds Eye Vegetables and Disney were teaming up to promote healthy foods directly to children...I was very intrigued by this campaign.  What a perfect solution to some of my "Mom Fail" issues!  I knew that this was something that I wanted to be a part of. My kids like to eat vegetables and I am really excited to see the different ways to incorporate veggies into their daily diets. 

Instroducing the new  "Step Up To The Plate" collaboration between Birds Eye and Disney!
Step Up To The Plate with Birds Eye and Disney

Via Birds Eye:

"The collaboration between Disney and Birds Eye will be brought to life this summer through Disney's top-ranked kid and tween targeted media platforms, helping to give veggies an image makeover in the eyes of children. The Birds Eye Step Up To The Plate program aligns with Disney's Magic of Healthy Living initiative and integrates Birds Eye into program sponsorships and "Disney's Magic of Healthy Living TRYathlon Road Tour" scheduled for August and September 2014. It will also engage Disney Channel and Disney XD stars for a cross-platform sweepstakes. Together, Birds Eye and Disney will show kids that veggies can be both fun and delicious by encouraging them to explore new healthy foods. 

Disney, the first major media company to set standards for food advertising and marketing to kids, has a long-term commitment to helping to create healthier generations. Disney-branded television channels reach more than 100 million households in the U.S. and millions more through Disney online family destinations.
Today, only 10 percent of U.S. children are eating the proper amount of vegetables, as detailed in the USDA's MyPlate guidelines. Birds Eye's mission is to help kids eat more vegetables, and the brand is uniquely positioned to do so as the leader in the frozen vegetable category. Through Step Up To The Plate, Birds Eye is dedicated to achieving the long-term goal of increasing the number of children in America who meet the proper nutrition guidelines.

While recent reports show that the obesity rate in 2-5 year olds is declining, the number of elementary-age children who are overweight or obese remains unchanged at a staggering 17 percent. Step Up To The Plate is a long-term investment platform for Birds Eye dedicated to closing the nutrition gap in America by motivating kids to eat more veggies.

"Selling veggies is both our passion and our business," Schiller elaborated. "We want to make an impact on the health of our future generation. As pioneers in this industry, we feel it's our responsibility to do so."
Families are encouraged to join the movement by following Birds Eye on Twitter @BirdsEye where they can stay tuned in for news about the Disney stars who will be participating, exciting prizes and more. Parents can use #ILikeVeggies to share their ideas for getting kids to enjoy veggies."

Giveaway! Free Veggies!
 Now for the Giveaway details! This one is super easy, I promise.     
     Because, I'm a healthy eater and want my kids to eat healthy, I also want to pass on the magic to YOU. Yes You, the Mom or reader who wants to provide a healthy meal for their family. I'm giving away two coupons for any (1)  Birds Eye or Birds Eye Steamfresh item. ($3.49 Maximum Value). All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and tell me whether or not you stuggle with getting your kids to eat healthy. That's it. No Rafflecopter. Easy Peas-y. (See what I did there. ;)

But Hurry! This giveaway ends Sunday April 20th. 

     Also, The Chicken Casserole pictured in the above picture is one my family's favorite and really easy to prepare ahead of time.

Chicken Broccoli Cheesy Rice Casserole:

Ingredients:
4 Chicken Breasts (Baked and Chopped)--I bake chicken, cube and freeze to cook weekday meals ahead of time.
1 Package of Birds Eye Steamfresh Broccoli (Prepare using directions on the bag)
2 cups of cheddar cheese- 1 cup for the casserole and 1 cup to be sprinkled on the top.
1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
2 cups of cooked rice.
Ritz Crackers crushed.
1 tbsp butter.
Salt and Pepper

Mix it up:
Mix Chicken, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cheddar Cheese, Rice and Salt and Pepper in bowl really well, add in broccoli last. Spread in 9x13 pan. Top with remaining Cheddar Cheese and Ritz Crackers. Drizzle with butter. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min or until bubbly. 

Low-fat options are available for Cheddar cheese and cream of mushroom soup. 

Instant Healthy Dinner!

For more information on these recipes and other news regarding the Step Up To The Plate Information please visit BirdsEye.com

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to host this giveaway and review product from Birds Eye Vegetables. All opinions are my own. 

    

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Running. No One Said It Was Glamorous.


Fridge Happiness. :)

     I was making a cup of coffee this morning just as I do every morning when this pic caught my eye. I have kept this on the fridge since January of 2010 and it's not coming off anytime soon! 

     This pic was taken after the 2010 Walt Disney World Half Marathon and it's really just an awful picture. Really. I've taken much cuter pics than this and this is just not that cute. No cute outfit. No pigtails. No cute Florida suntan. I wore all of the running clothes that I packed that weekend and I'm not kidding. Geez Laweez. 

     Why would I post this proudly??? 

     I keep it visible for several reasons. 

1.  Running is HARD work. Some days I just need to be reminded of this. 

2.  This was the coldest day that Florida had seen in YEARS! It was raining, sleeting, snowing through this entire race. My face was hurting from being so cold. Everyday is not sunny and 75. ;) 

3.  At the time of this race, I could barely wrap my brain around running 13.1 miles, I couldn't ever imagine anything more. Four years later, I feel slack during marathon weekend *only* running 13.1. That's a good feeling. I've come a long way, baby! 

4. I loved running Disney in the bad times and I will love running Disney in the good times. I'm loyal. 

5. I liked to wear my houndstooth visor then and I still like to wear it now. Roll Tide! 

6. Running with family and friends is the way to go. Nothing better. 

7. I am thankful for HOT coffee. I don't like being cold. 

8. I love my Donald Duck medals..Marathon weekend is one of my faves. 

9. The hardest races and challenges mean the most. I'm proud to earn my bling! 

10. When I'm having a bad day, just one look at this pic makes me smile. This was the worst of my runDisney days, yet probably one of my BEST. Be proud of your accomplishments! 

     So that's it. 10 odd facts about why I have this ridiculous picture on my fridge. 

**And yes, that really is me and Rodney Atkins standing in front of a plate of Mac n' cheese and green beans pinned up by a frozen dinner magnet and placed next to a Mickey Waffle. I just like the randomness of that.  (My house is full of crazy). 

Happy running and see you at the Castle! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NYCMarathon...Womp Womp Womp



So the phrase "third year's a charm" CLEARLY did not work for me. Ugggghhh. 

NYC Marathon has been on the top of my running bucket list for 6 years now. I didn't apply for the first time until three years ago because I was scared to death to. Now I'm furious with myself for that. 

I even ran Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge and STILL didn't think I could run NYC. How crazy is that? Talk about messing with your brain. I'm mad that I let myself think this way. 

I'm mad because the rules have changed and you can't automatically get in after three years of trying. I'm mad because I thought for so many years that I just wasn't good enough. I'm mad because I see people posting that they got in and I know good and well 1.) They don't really even care about it. 2.) they've ran it a zillion times and take it for granted. 3.) They don't even plan on training. I can't take it!!! 

I'm just mad. 

My hubby gave me the ok to throw myself in the floor and pitch a fit. Really?!? What am I?? Three years old?? Good grief. Retail therapy tomorrow will be a better solution. 

Really I'm just going through a brief moment of insanity and I'll be back to normal soon.  It probably doesn't help that I was JUST in NYC three days ago on a trip that that I've waited my whole life for and all I could envision was how great would it be to run through this fabulous city. I'm just heartbroken that's all. And mad. 

I would love to portray having the perfect life and pretend that it doesn't bother me, but it does. Don't get me wrong, if I never got to run another race for the rest of my life, i have been blessed beyond measure and I would be happy. However, I'm still a big dreamer at heart and I'm a Marathon runner dang it. I want to run NYC. 

Insert BIG Sigh now. 

The good news is that when I put my mind to something, I don't have it in me to quit, so like it or not, I'm coming for you, NYC. It may not be this year or heck, WHO KNOWS when it will be but I WILL run it one day and when I do I'm going to fly through those city streets because I can. 

I'm not scared anymore. I'm a marathoner. But for right now, I'm a girl and I'm just mad. ;)  




MyOatmeal.com Review

myoatmeal.com Oatmeal and Powdered Peanut Butter
Every Order Custom Built For You

     Once I find something that works for me, I stick to it. Let's just say that I'm a creature of habit. Probably not my most admirable quality but it works for me.

     At least three times a week, I eat Quaker instant oatmeal (Maple Brown Sugar flavor) and sometimes if I'm feeling frisky I try the variety flavor box. I always add dried berries and granola. Always. If I'm feeling REALLY frisky, I order an oatmeal to go from Starbucks or McDonald's and I use whatever the mixed topping is that they give me. 

     Needless to say when I was given the opportunity to review the myoatmeal.com "create my own custom blend" of oatmeal, I was ecstatic!! I will be honest and say that I had never heard of this company and was intrigued. 

     I went online and not only ordered Oatmeal but Powdered Peanut Butter too! What has this world come to?? I was stepping out of my comfort zone now. WAY OUT.

BamagirlRUNSPB and BamagirlRUNSOatmeal :)
     So the process went like this:
**I went to the website, myoatmeal.com. I was then able to choose from the options of either Custom Oatmeal or Peanut Butter. I created my Oatmeal first.

**Create a Custom Blend--"Where you design your own, perfect blend of healthy oatmeal, and we put it together for you! Follow the steps below to create your own blend of healthy and delicious oatmeal.  Once you submit your custom blend, our team of oatmeal specialists will mix up everything you selected for a perfect, custom bag of oatmeal, built exactly as you told us too! Your oatmeal, your way, every time."

1. How much Oatmeal Are we Going to Make for you?--I got the Small (1lb bag)
Options were-Small 1lb, Medium 2.25lbs, Jumbo 4lbs.

2. Now Choose your Oats! (We only use Non-GMO oats)--I chose Quick Rolled Instant Oats.
Options were-Quick Rolled Instant Oats, 5 Grain Rolled Oats&Flax, Steel Cut Oats (whole grain), Smash Blend Oatmeal, Gluten Free Quick Oats, Organic, Gluten Free, Thick Rolled Oats.
3. Time for Some Flavor! (We only use 100% natural flavors)--I chose Cake Batter
Options were-None, Amaretto, Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Banana Cream Pie, Bananas Foster, Black Forest Cake, Brown Sugar Flavor, Butter Pecan, Butter Rum, Cake Batter, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Cream Pie, Cookie Dough, Creme Brulee, Dark Caramel, Dulce de Leche, English Toffee, German Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker Crust, Honey, Horchata, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, Maple, Mint Chip, Oatmeal Cookie, Old Fashioned Glazed Donut, Peaches & Cream, Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Red Velvet Cake, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Short Cake, Sugar Cookie, Sweet Icing, Tiramisu, Vanilla Cream, Vanilla Frosting, White Cake and White Chocolate.

4. Pick your fruits-(The regular option is perfect for most people!)-I chose Cranberries.
Options were-None, Apples, Banana Chips, Chipped Coconut, Cranberries, Crystallized Ginger, Dark Raisins, Dates, Dried Plums, Figs, Golden Raisins, Mangos, Pineapples and Turkish Apricots.
*Premium Fruit Options-Blueberries, Cherries (Tart), Peaches, Pears, Strawberries.

5. Nuts, Seeds & More- (For a little something extra)--I chose Sliced Almonds.
Options were-None, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Flax Seed (Ground), Flax Seed (Whole), Hemp Seeds, PB Lean (Powdered Peanut Butter), Pecans, Quinoa Flakes, Sliced Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts.

6. Let's Sweeten the Deal-(Recommended if you added a flavor!)-I chose Brown Cane Sugar (plant).
Options were-Brown Cane Sugar (plant), Brown Cane Sugar Granules (plant), White Cane Sugar (plant), Monk Fruit (plant, calorie free), Sucralose (Splenda).

7. How often should we ship it?-I chose "Just this Once", I had to try it first before i commit!
Options were Just this Once, Every 2 Weeks, Every Month, Every 2 Months, Every 3 Months.

8. And the final step...Name your Blend.--I named mine BamagirlRUNSOatmeal.

Here is the final product! 
Cake Batter Flavored Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds
Nutritional Label for BamagirlRUNSOatmeal
     I could not wait to make a bowl of my very own custom oatmeal blend after I received it in the mail!  As a true creature of habit, I added more dried berries and granola and it was delicious!! I felt like I was living on the edge eating the cake battered flavor (I don't eat sweets). This was a treat for me AND it's healthy!! Even better!!
My Oatmeal..(made a little soupy)
with added dried blueberrerries, cranberries and grandola. DELISH!!!
     I followed the same procedure when I ordered my Powdered Peanut Butter as I did with my oatmeal. I went to myoatmeal.com, clicked on "Make Your Own PB Lean"

**"Customize your own PB Lean!! Our PB Lean is a dehydrated peanut butter powder that has 85% less calories from fat.  It mixes with water, yogurt honey, jams, protein shakes or any other kind of liquid you want.  You can bake with it in muffins, pancakes, waffles or anything else you can think of. Follow the steps below to make your own healthy and delicious dehydrated peanut butter powder!!

1. How much PB Lean are We Going to Make for You?-I chose Small (8oz)
Options were-Small (8oz), Medium (1lb), Jumbo (2.25lbs.)

2. Pick your Peanuts (This is NOT PB Lean yet! Not until you add some flavor!)- I chose Light Roasted (Pressed & Ground Up)
Options were Light Roasted (Pressed & Ground Up) or Dark Roasted (Pressed & Ground Up)

3. Lets Add a Little Crunch!!! I chose Pecans
Options were None, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Flax Seed (Ground), Flax Seed (whole), Hemp Seeds, Pecans, Sliced Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts.

4. Time for Some Flavor! (we only use 100% natural flavors)-I chose Vanilla Frosting.
Options were None, Amaretto, Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Banana Cream Pie, Bananas Foster, Black Forest Cake, Brown Sugar Flavor, Butter Pecan, Butter Rum, Cake Batter, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Cream Pie, Cookie Dough, Creme Brulee, Dark Caramel, Dulce de Leche, English Toffee, German Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker Crust, Honey, Horchata, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, Maple, Mint Chip, Oatmeal Cookie, Old Fashioned Glazed Donut, Peaches & Cream, Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Red Velvet Cake, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Short Cake, Sugar Cookie, Sweet Icing, Tiramisu, Vanilla Cream, Vanilla Frosting, White Cake and White Chocolate.

**Seasonal Flavors--Egg Nog, Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, Smores.

5. Pick your Fruits-(The regular option is perfect for most people!)-I didn't choose a fruit.
Options were None, Apples, Banana Chips, Chipped Coconut, Cranberries, Crystallized Ginger, Dark Raisins, Dates, Dried Plums, Figs, Golden Raisins, Mangos, Pineapples and Turkish Apricots.
*Premium Fruit Options-Blueberries, Cherries (Tart), Peaches, Pears, Strawberries.

6. Let's Sweeten the Deal-(Recommended if you added a flavor!)-I chose Brown Cane Sugar (plant).
Options were-Brown Cane Sugar (plant), Brown Cane Sugar Granules (plant), White Cane Sugar (plant), Monk Fruit (plant, calorie free), Sucralose (Splenda).

7. How often should we ship it?-I chose "Just this Once", I had to try it first before i commit!
Options were Just this Once, Every 2 Weeks, Every Month, Every 2 Months, Every 3 Months.

8. And the final step...Name Your PB Lean. I named mine BamagirlRUNSPB!

Here is the final product!!
Vanilla Frosting Flavored Powedered Peanut Butter
Nutritional Label for BamagirlRUNSPB
      Since this was my first time to ever try powdered Peanut Butter, I must admit that I had NO IDEA what to do with it! I looked on the website and they recommended adding it to waffles, jams, protein shakes etc. I decided to add it to my favorite protein powder and create a yummy healthy shake. I used my friend Carrie's Vanilla powder. It was sweet but not too overpowering with peanut butter flavor. Did I mention that it was healthy too??

BamagirlRUNSPB mixed with Carrie Burrows  Vanilla Protein Powder
 makes for the PERFECT protein shake!

My shake!
      Overall, I will say that I was highly impressed with this company's website, concept, pricing, taste and quality.  I will order more of the custom oatmeal and powdered PB Lean and recommend my friends to do so also! There are 22 Billion different combinations to try...I've got ALOT of oatmeal and peanut butter to eat!! :)

     Since I don't eat sweets this was a HUGE treat for me. I got the taste of Cake Batter and Vanilla Frosting without having to actually eat those things. Both the oatmeal and the peanut butter fit right in with my healthy eating habits and that is something that I can appreciate.

     My favorite part of the entire process?? Naming my Blends!! I know that is such a minor little detail but I gotta tell you, I was smiling from ear to ear to see my name on the packages. I love fun details!

     The next time I order, I will try to be just a bit more creative and I think that the Old fashioned donut is calling my name. :)

     For more information, recipes and ordering details please visit myoatmeal.com

*Disclaimer: I was provided product via Fit Approach in exchange for my original thoughts and review on MyOatmeal.com. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

NYC, Here We Come!!!

     I'm going to be a busy girl for the next few days! Hubby surprised me with a surprise Anniversary trip to NYC...I almost flipped! I felt like the guys from the Salsa commercial....NEW YORK CITY?!?!! 

     Can't wait to see the city, be a total tourist from Alabama and spend some time with the hubs! And yes, this was our Christmas Card one year. True Story. ;)