School Lunch Made Easy: Pearls Olives To Go!

This review is sponsored by Pearls Olives to Go!  All opinions are my own.

It’s FRIDAY!  This has been the longest week…maybe it’s because it’s the first week of school and it’s been packed full of new things.  Getting up earlier, making sure everyone is dressed, and packing school lunches.

I’m not the best cook and I’m not one of those Mom’s who makes cute little characters out of bread, or cuts shapes out of fruit and things like that.  I took Connor shopping with me to help pick out foods for his lunch box.  I was looking for things that were healthy, easy to pack, and on-the go type foods.

We found lots of stuff, but something new caught my eye 🙂

If you haven’t seen this product on the shelves at your local grocer you probably will soon!  It’s called Pearls Olives to Go!  Now you can have olives without the mess!


Pearls Olives to Go!, brought to you by Musco Family Olive Co., the leading branded supplier of table olives in America, is now in grocery stores nationwide as well as Target and Walmart. These single-serving, liquid-free cups are filled with delicious California-grown large pitted black ripe olives.

Pearls Olives to Go! grew even more popular with three new varieties in 2014: Green Pimiento Stuffed, Kalamata and Sliced Black Olives.


Each package contains four cups, which are very similar to fruit snack cups but without the liquid mess. These easy-to-open cups stay fresh and tightly sealed until you’re ready to use them – so that you can enjoy a snack.


All Pearls Olives to Go! flavors are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, cholesterol-free, trans-fatfree, GMO-free, vegan and Kosher.  They are perfect for packing in lunch boxes, picnics, or camping trips.


Head over to the Pearls Olives to Go! Facebook page to enter the sweepstakes to win daily prizes of $50 grocery store gift cards.

The Tooth Fairy is Visiting Texas! #LoneStarEggs

This post is sponsored by Lonestar Eggs.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Guess what happened today…

Connor lost his first tooth!


He’s so excited for the tooth-fairy to visit tonight.  This week has certainly been a week of firsts.  First day of Kindergarten and now his first lost tooth.  The TIME fairy needs to slow down!

It’s been craziness getting into our new routine.  We get up extra early and shower, get dressed, and then try to get all our stuff together for the day.  The one thing I never want Connor to go without is a good breakfast in the morning.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It affects everything from memory to creativity in the classroom. Children who go hungry become more distracted from learning at school, or give up more easily when faced with challenges.

Healthy breakfasts are best for your child and important to make a priority every day.  Here in Texas I know we have some pride, believe me when we first moved here I definitely noticed it.  This morning we had breakfast including Lone Star Eggs.  I try to make breakfast fun and I love to support local food sources.

The hens that lay these eggs are Texans themselves & available in Texas Walmart stores.  Find your local Walmart HERE.

BBP_6424Have and EGG-CELLENT week friends & don’t forget to eat BREAKFAST!


Gevalia Ice Coffee with Almond Milk #GevaliaIcedCoffee #IC #ad

“I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

We started school today!!!  My baby started Kindergarten…and these early mornings call for COFFEE!!!  I’ve shared with you all before about my love for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk.  We love it so much, my husband who usually is a whole milk person, loves them too.


Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk is so easy to grab and go in the morning.  Instead of waiting for my coffee it’s already cold and ready to go.  I just grab it and put in my purse.  I don’t always remember everything on my list or my head is in a fog, thankfully it’s so easy to remember my coffee.  It’s already made, blended, and it tastes sooooo good!  Believe me… I am the biggest coffee snob.  I was very skeptical when trying Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milkand now I keep going back to the store for more.

Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk comes in three great flavors:  Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha.


Creamy almond milk mixed with 100% Arabica coffee beans combine for a rich, refreshing glass of iced coffee that’s never bitter and lactose free!  Each single serve container also contains 9 grams of protein.  You can also use the Gevalia Auto Delivery option when you order to receive regular shipments of iced coffee cartons delivered to your doorstep all summer.  Get free shipping on any order over $35 dollars at anytime.

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I can’t believe summer is coming to an end already.  Thankfully I’ll be caffeinated and ready to go for the rest of the school year 🙂

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