Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yoplait vs. Chobani Taste-Off Challenge

This story was sponsored by Yoplait, but the best yogurt was determined by me!
Yoplait vs. Chobani Taste-Off Challenge
You guys.  I have a confession to make.  I'm STILL trying to lose those last ten pregnancy pounds.  I know I'm only 5 months post-partum, and these things take some time, but I feel like I was already back to my pre-baby weight with Lincoln at this point.  I'm making a few lifestyle changes, adding an exercise routine, and eating a more balanced healthier diet.  I've always been a huge fan of Greek yogurt, so when Yoplait asked me to take the Yoplait vs. Chobani Taste-Off Challenge, I was pretty darn excited!!
I set off to my local supermarket to purchase Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry and Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry.  Both yogurts are each only 100 calories.  Perfect!
When I got home, I opened them and stirred them each up, because the fruit's on the bottom.

Yoplait vs. Chobani Taste-Off Challenge
Chobani on the left. Yoplait on the right.
The Chobani still had its white color, with a few specks of fruit pieces noticeable.  The Yoplait changed into a pinkish color with more fruit pieces visible.

Next up was the taste test.  Which would I prefer??

Yoplait vs. Chobani Taste-Off Challenge

The Chobani was a very thick, Greek yogurt.  I thought you could slightly taste the strawberry flavor, but it wasn't overpowering.  It also left a somewhat bitter aftertaste. 

The Yoplait's texture was much creamier.  It had a smooth consistency, and the little strawberry fruit pieces added just the right amount of flavor.

Yoplait vs. Chobani Taste-Off Challenge

The answer was easy for me. Yoplait wins the taste-off challenge!!! I will certainly be adding this healthy snack to my diet in an effort to lose those last ten baby pounds!!

Will you join me in taking the taste-off challenge?!?   I would love to hear your results!!  Just click here, and report back to me!


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Review/Giveaway for Mother's Day

PicturesOnGold Review and giveaway

It's no secret that I love photos. My blog is filled with them. My house is filled with them. And now, my jewelry is filled with them, thanks to PicturesOnGold!

I have always been envious of my Moms locket. It's in a heart shape, and holds two photos. One of my brother, and one of myself. I knew that one day, when my family was complete, I would want my very own locket with precious photos of my children tucked inside.

It seemed all too perfect when I was contacted by PicturesOnGold to review my very own locket, just in time for Mother's Day!! Of course I was delighted, and jumped at this opportunity.

PicturesOnGold Review and giveaway

That's right. You are able to Build Your Own Locket! PicturesOnGold is completely different from your ordinary locket. You are really in charge of the designing process, to make that sentimental piece of jewelry even more meaningful. You are able to choose your lockets shape, metal preference, and even add a clipart design on the front and engraving on the back! I think my favorite feature is, rather than placing the photos in yourself, like a traditional locket, PicturesOnGold offers laser engraved photos. This is exactly what it sounds like. Your photo is literally on your locket! It really seems like magic to me!

Once you are finished designing your locket, you are able to preview it.

I chose a mother with two sons for my front clip art design. I thought it would take me a longer time to choose which photos to be inside, however I quickly decided on two up close headshots of my boys. The backside I chose a quote that I just love, "No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you're the only ones who know what my heart sounds like from the inside." Followed by Lincoln & Avery.

Although it is recommended that you don't use such a long quote like I did, I figured it was something for me anyway. So, I didn't mind if it wasn't large enough for easy reading.

PicturesOnGold wasn't kidding when they said your locket will ship in one day. I don't know how they work so fast, but I received my locket very quickly!

And when I opened it up....

I fell in love. It is seriously so amazing. The quality is absolutely perfect. I am so incredibly happy I have this gorgeous piece of jewelry with my boys inside.

I think any mom would agree, this is the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Right now you can receive 10% off at PicturesOnGold with code "Mom2014" until May 9th. of my ridiculously lucky readers is going to WIN their very own locket!! Open to US residents only.

This is a Rafflecopter giveaway. The first two entries are mandatory. Once those are completed, the widget will allow you to open the rest. The more steps you complete, the more chances for you to win!! Good luck, everyone!!!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Fashion For Boys

#Easter #Fashion For #Boys

Easter time is almost here!  I love Easter, it's a sign of spring!! I am especially happy that Easter also happens to be in April this year.  I'm never a fan when it's in March, because the weather in New England is just so unpredictable.  Not to mention, if it was in March this year, there would have been SNOW on the ground.  Not cool, mother nature! Not one bit!!

Anyways, I have always loved choosing a cute springy Easter outfit for Lincoln to wear for the day.  And now...I have little Avery to dress, as well!  Two adorable little boys...what more could I ask for?!

I thought I would share some of my favorite outfits for Easter this year!

Gap Boys Easter Outfit

This first one is from Gap.  I love that the Gap always offers classic clothing.  This little ensemble is perfect for New England weather.  Because Easter is in the middle of April this year, shorts should be okay.  And that little jacket is just darling for the brisk air!

Gymboree Boys Easter Outfit

Oh Gymboree.  How I love thee.  How cute is this little seersucker outfit with matching cap?!  I think I would love it even more if it was in blue, rather than green.  Avery has some killer baby blues and it would bring them out even more!

Crazy 8 Boys Easter Outfit

Apparently green is the color for Easter this year.  I love Crazy 8, just wish there was one closer to where I live!  Lincoln would look so handsome in this outfit...and green is even his favorite color!

Crazy 8 Boys Easter Outfit
Crazy 8 really outdid themselves this year.  I love this one, as well!  And that little newsboy hat...OMG, love!!
Carter's Boys Easter Outfit

One of my favorite things about Carter's clothing, is you can purchase matching clothes for your kids, regardless of what size they're in.  It's no secret, I love matching my boys!!  I love the nautical look of this outfit!  And those shoes are just precious.
Children's Place Boys Easter Outfit
And how about this little ensemble from Children's Place? I'm clearly such a sucker for sweater vests and plaid!  And boat shoes.  GAH!!

Okay, so with that, are you ready to see Lincoln and Avery's Easter outfits??? Drumroll, please....

Target Boys Easter Outfit

Slightly a bit more casual than the rest, but cute nonetheless!  My mom actually picked these outfits up for me at Target.  She's totally into the boys wearing matching clothes too.  I originally hadn't planned on them wearing this for Easter, but I figured it worked!!  Lincoln will pair his outfit with his Sperry topsiders that he already has.  As for Avery, I *think* I have a pair of cute brown shoes from when Lincoln was his age.  Just need to find them!!

Do you dress your kids up for Easter?  Are their outfits picked out yet? If you have more than one child, do you try to match or coordinate their outfits?


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