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This post is sponsored by French’s Yellow Mustard. I’m an equal condiment opportunist – I love them all!  But of the big three – ketchup, mayo, and mustard – the yellow stuff is my current favorite for its versatility.  While I’m always happy to smear mayo on my burgers or dip my potatoes in ketchup, [...]


This post is sponsored by Silk Almond Blends. Is it hot where you are? It's July. I live in North Carolina. That means that it's basically scorching every single day. But I'm not complaining because I love the heat and loathe the winter. Bring on the sweat!   Every single day, we fill up the [...]


This post is sponsored by SweetLeaf. Did you know…   A 20-ounce soda has 16 teaspoons of sugar? The average American consumes 39 pounds of sugar in sugared drinks – like soda – each year?  Sugar drinks are the biggest source of added sugar in Americans’ diets? Sugar drinks increases your risk for obesity, diabetes [...]


This post is sponsored by Crest Pro Health. I’ve been reading more and more about how research is linking plaque, bacteria, and inflammation in your mouth to a host of long-term diseases, like heart attack, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and dementia.  I read a Sarah Silverman interview the other day, and she (randomly) said that death [...]


This post is sponsored by Udi's. How are you guys doing? I'm in recovery mode from this weekend! My body isn't sore anymore, but man - am I tired. I would love to curl up on the couch and watch back-to-back episodes of Parenthood all day. But alas - that must wait until the kiddo's [...]


This post is sponsored by Sabre. The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is our country’s largest and most active organization fighting sexual violence.  I am really excited about this post not only because it’s full of some important and useful information, but also because there’s a great potential for us to raise money [...]


This post is sponsored by Good Food Made Simple. I just survived a week of eating totally ‘clean’ for breakfast.  I say “survived” because it was not as easy as I thought it would be – it was definitely an interesting experiment that forced me to get outside my traditional breakfast box.  I did a [...]


This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.  There’s a fun almond giveaway at the end! A few weeks ago, I threw Kristien a rockin’ 30th birthday.  It was originally intended to be a big outdoor BBQ, but weather woes forced the party inside. We ended up taking all the furniture out of the living [...]


This post is sponsored by ALDI. The absolute coolest event that I attended at BlogHer Food 2014 was the ALDI Pairings Party.  A sensory expert named Gail Vance Civille hosted the party, which included a presentation and – you guessed it – a lot of delicious food combinations!  Gail has over 50 years of experience [...]


This post is sponsored by ALDI. I am so excited to announce that I’m headed to BlogHer Food. The huge blogging conference all about FOOD, DELICIOUS FOOD kicks off this weekend in Miami, Florida. Are you going to be there? If so, I’d love to meet up!   I’m doubly excited because I’m helping host [...]


This post is sponsored by Udi's Gluten-Free. I recently had a friend ask me for the link to the page where I discuss the TRUE basics of going gluten-free. I’ve rambled a bit about this topic (like my favorite gluten-free food blogs, being gluten-free during the holidays, and how to make dietary changes without going [...]


This post is sponsored by Old Navy. I love saving money on Henry’s clothes.  He doesn’t grow out of them as fast as some kiddos, but man – does he know how to get clothes really and truly dirty.  Shirts don’t last long in this house; they get stained fast!  Actually, on that note – [...]


This post is sponsored by Musselman’s new BIG CUP applesauce. So far, I’ve written about 50% More Mindfulness and 50% More Vegetables.  In my last “50% More” post, I asked readers to say what they’d like 50% more of in their life. So many of you replied, “Body confidence!”  So many, in fact, that I [...]


Boy, oh boy - do I have an awesome giveaway for you! The Reebok Skyscape 'runaround' sneakers are the most comfortable shoes I've ever put on. They're made of a soft, molded foam material (similar to what you see in bras - of all things!). As a result, these shoes are super light; each shoe [...]