Meeting Martha Stewart & her new Cakes Cookbook

Martha Stewart Cakes Event at Macys in Las Vegas

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet Martha Stewart at Macy's in Las Vegas, plus have her autograph her newest cookbook, Martha Stewart's Cakes. As a member of the Everywhere Society, I have been compensation for this post, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. … [Read more...]

Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini

Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini 1

What do you get when you combine my favorite pie with my husband's love of coconut? This Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini recipe! Let me get this out in the open: cocktails inspired by desserts are the best thing ever. Someone should open up a bakery/bar where you can buy treats, but also get the same things in a cocktail. Maybe that would be weird. It probably would be. But in my head, it sounds a bit cool. When I joined up for #CocktailDay, I knew I wanted exactly that: a dessert … [Read more...]

An Epic Hot Breakfast with Quaker Oats and Fabio Viviani

Quaker Instant Oatmeal

Like many people I know, heart disease has personally affected our family. It's never easy finding out that a loved one has heart disease and it's even harder if you lose that person, such as a beloved grandparent, in our case. Because of this, I strive to do what I can to take care of my heart -- and the hearts of my family. One of the simplest ways I do this is by enjoying a whole grain breakfast, such as oatmeal. My go-to favorite is Quaker Instant Oatmeal in their Maple & Brown Sugar … [Read more...]

Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman + GIVEAWAY!

Duff Cake Decorating Giveaway

One of the many highlights of attending the Mixed Conference (my very first food blogging conference...yeeaaah) was our cake decorating class with Duff Goldman, cake decorator extraordinaire and owner of Charm City Cakes. Most people probably know him from the show "Ace of Cakes", which can be found in reruns on Food Network. When we arrived to the class, we all paired up and sat at a tables, which were already geared up with a cake all ready for decorating and lots of Duff cake decorating … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Giveaway! Fiber One Chewy Prize Pack

Back-to-School Giveaway - Fiber One Prize Pack

Ah...back-to-school time. For many of you, this means back to lunch packing, snack packing, and hungry kids as soon as they get home from school. We're a homescooling family and while we don't actually pack lunches, we are constantly on the go and having healthy snacks that are portable is a big help. Fiber One® has come out with something new that my kids are enjoying: Fiber One® Chewy bars, which are available in two varieties: Chocolate and Strawberry PB&J. They love both, but Strawberry … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Fiber One Brownies Prize Pack

Giveaway for a Fiber One Brownies Prize Pack

Fiber One® has come out with a new flavor of their 90 calorie brownies and this one combines two dessert favorites: chocolate chip cookies & brownies! To celebrate this new flavor, General Mills & MyBlogSpark have given me a fun prize pack to give out to one of my readers. This giveaway is for a Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies Survival Kit, which includes: 1 box of Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor Mini tote bag: it's cute - great to use as a lunch … [Read more...]

Giveaway! OXO Salad Dressing Shaker


Do you make your own salad dressing? I'm totally new to it, mostly because I've always had this idea that making your own salad dressing was a pain. I see great dressing recipes on lots of blogs, but I never make them. I was sent an OXO Salad Dressing Shaker to try out and now I am loving making my own salad dressing! It's frugal and I'm having fun playing with ingredients to get a healthy dressing that my whole family loves. It's really not that hard to make either. I've been a fan of … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Ruby Sparks Movie Prize Pack


I love movies. Pretty much all movies. I like everything from Oscar award winners, independent films, action, chick flicks, funny movies, you name it. The only movies I have a hard time with are extreme horror films (but I do like other "scary" movies)...but the others, bring 'em on! I'm excited to share a giveaway with you for the new movie, Ruby Sparks! It's from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine (one of my favorite movies), and is about a writer struggling with writer's block. He … [Read more...]

HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway (May 3-13)


Your Fab Hostesses Are Mompreneur Mogul & Mom Blogger BuzzWe are so excited to present the Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Event where ONE mom will take home the whole shabang!RULES: This contest is open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 or older to win with a paypal account to claim cash prize. When: This Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Runs May 3rd - May 13th 2012, 11:59 EST so share it and pass the word. How To Enter: Like the Facebook Pages On The … [Read more...]

Weekend Flash Giveaway! PayPal Cash (Ends Sunday 8pm EST)


Wouldn't you love a bit of extra spending money? I know I would! I thought it would be fun to give my readers a chance at winning some weekend cash. What would you spend it on? Maybe groceries, dinner out, or some gas for the car? One thing is for will be your choice if you win and I would love for it to be one of you. Just use the Rafflecoptor below for your chance! … [Read more...]