Thursday, August 25, 2016

Red Velvet Blackberry Trifle for 2 Weight Watchers Points! #WWFoodsAtPublix #ad

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Weight Watchers, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #WWFoodsAtPublix

As an amateur cook, I am always on the lookout for healthy snack options for my family. Honestly, we are a family of snackers. We could live on snacks alone instead of meals. But the majority of snacks you find in stores today aren't too healthy for you. So I wanted to try and figure out a healthy snack recipe that my family would love and not feel guilty for eating too.

So a few days ago we headed down to Publix to get the ingredients and figure out what I wanted to make. As I was walking through the store, I noticed the Weight Watchers snack cakes on the end of the frozen aisle and they looked too good to pass up. I quickly grabbed two boxes and immediately thought of something I could make my family as a healthy snack with them.

The cakes I bought were the Red Velvet Creme Cakes and they looked amazing! Plus each cake it only 2 Weight Watchers points each! My challenge was to make a healthy snack recipe using one cake per person as the ONLY item with Weight Watchers points at all.

Since my family loves blackberries, I decided to make a Blackberry Trifle. The only three ingredients you need to make a personal Red Velvet Blackberry Trifle are:

  • Weight Watchers Red Velvet Creme Cakes (1 per person) - 2 WWP
  • Fat Free Whipped Cream - 0 WWP as long as it is fat free
  • Blackberries - 0 WWP
Now to assemble, get out a personal size trifle cup and  start with your Weight Watchers Red Velvet Creme Cake. Take one and break it into smaller pieces to layer the bottom of the cup. Next add a little whipped cream. Then add a layer of blackberries. Add one more layer of whipped cream at the top and top off with blackberries. 

When you're done, it should look a little something like this:

And that's all you need to do to have a healthy snack option that's not only satisfying but only 2 Weight Watchers Points per serving!

I let my daughter, who is a red velvet cake lover, dig into hers first and it was gone within 30 seconds. Licked clean. I'm telling you, this is delicious!

So if you're looking for healthy snacks for your family, head over to Publix and check out the Weight Watchers snack options!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mary's New Phone #Groupon #ad

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Since Mary was about three years old, she has always loved technology in every shape and form. Anything that she could get her hands on made her happy. So it's no wonder that she owns more technology than I personally do and she's only 8. 

Just today she added a new item to her techie collection and that's her very first cell phone. I can't even begin to express how thrilled she was when her father brought it home for her. 

Other than her cell phone, she also has a gamer laptop, a flat screen TV in her bedroom and two tablets, one of which is a Samsung Galaxy. That's her favorite tablet and for good reasons too. It's got an amazing screen and a wonderful camera.

So how do we keep up with her technology addiction? Use Groupon of course! I first fell in love with Groupon a while back when searching for discounts to do family things in our area. But they are more than just discounts to attractions. They also have coupons and even Groupon Goods which are discounted items on their site which even include techie items!

If you're an avid shopper online then I suggest checking out Groupon for their amazing deals.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Last Days of Summer in a Tropical Skirt

The last days of summer are starting to come to a close so I just felt like wearing a skirt that really embodied summer before it ended. This past week I was able to check out the Blue Botanical Print Box Pleated Skirt from Romwe and I was super impressed.

This amazing skirt had a great shape to it, plus it was a perfect length as a midi. When I put it on, it was a little tight but I was able to make it work. What I really loved about it was that I really felt like I had lost weight in it! It really accentuated my waist but still looked so modest.

There was plenty of room in the skirt as well plus the pattern was lovely. And there was a built in slip as well which is awesome.

If you haven't heard of Romwe, it's a great online shop that sells gorgeous clothes at super cheap prices. This skirt was only $13.99 on sale, can you imagine?! Plus it comes in different patterns as well, like roses.

Wearing this skirt made me think of the last days of summer but it also got me excited to see autumn coming around the corner!

Outfit Details: Blue Botanical Print Box Pleated Skirt from Romwe (Sold Out) || Shell from Chadwick's of Boston || Dreamy Lace Tichel (similar on Wrapunzel) || Photography by Edward Paul

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Life is a Bouquet of Roses

This year, I have fallen in love with midi skirts! They are my new favorite way to not only keep cool but also look modest.

My newest midi skirt is from SheIn and it's the Rose Print Box Pleated Midi Skirt. What I love about it is the elastic waistband because it made for a super comfortable wear. Not only was it comfortable, but it had a lovely print as well.

I do have to say that even though it's marked as a midi skirt, it fell right at my knees which was a tad too short for me, but I did wear a skirt extender underneath and it fixed it perfectly.

I ended up pairing the Rose Print Box Pleated Midi Skirt with a lovely shell from Chadwick's of Boston. I love wearing shells because they come above your collarbone for extra modesty.

For my tichel, I wore a blue patterned tichel with a dreamy lace on top for an easy elegant look.

SheIn is an amazing store, especially since their prices are like buying wholesale. My skirt was only $14.99 which is unheard of anymore. But who doesn't love a good deal?!

Outfit Details: Rose Print Box Pleated Midi Skirt from SheIn || Shell from Chadwick's of Boston || Dreamy Lace Tichel (similar on Wrapunzel) || Photography by Edward Paul

Monday, August 15, 2016

Watching for Team USA #LetsPowerTheirDreams @SheSpeaksUp @Walmart #ad @Always @Tampax

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.

Has your family been watching The Olympic Games this year? Mary for one is completely in love, especially because they chose her favorite city to play the games in this time, Rio! She dreams of going to Rio one day and has loved it ever since she was little.

Mary's been an active child ever since I could remember. From ballet to soccer, she has been involved in so much and loves a lot of sports. I remember the first day she got a soccer ball for the first time. She was so little and she was super excited! We all ended up going outside and having a sports day together as a family.

Eventually we ended up moving to a bigger house and with it came a very large yard. And it was the perfect size to have her own soccer field! So everyday at the same time, Mary would go outside and play soccer with the family.

Have you been watching Alex Morgan playing soccer this year at the Olympic Games? If you love the Olympics, then make sure to help support it by buying P&G products at Walmart! P&G supports Team USA so every time you buy a P&G product at Walmart, you're helping support the USA Olympic team!

Two of our favorite P&G products are Always Infinity Pads and Tampax Pearl Regular Tampons. Always Infinity Pads are made with super absorbent, yet super light material called FlexFoam™ that can absorb 10X its weight. They offer amazing, 100% leak-free protection, yet they're so soft and flexible that they feel like nothing. And Tampax Pearl Regular Tampons help stop leaks before they happen and provides protection for up to a maximum of 8 hours, even overnight! They also have a unique BUILT-IN BACKUP™ Braid, which helps stop leaks by channeling them back into the core.

So the next time you're in Walmart, make sure to buy some P&G products for Team USA!

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