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Breakfast Made Easy With Vitatops #VitaTops

Holla Everybody!  I’m here today to chat with you about a fantastic and EASY breakfast option called VitaTops™.  If you haven’t already tried them then you are seriously missing out.  A lot of times we are so crazy busy in the morning trying to run out the door I forget to eat breakfast.  By lunch time I am literally starving and I know that isn’t good for me.  Obviously!

Enter VitaTop muffins….they take less than a few minutes and they are a full of fiber and protein to fill my belly.  They are 100-150 calories, low fat, high fiber and only made with clean and simple ingredients. Each muffin top has its own unique health benefits from Organic ingredients, Superfoods like flax & Chia seed, protein-rich and Gluten Free.

I brought my breakfast buddy Connor with me to Target to stock up on some of our favorite Vitatop flavors.

They come in:

Deep Chocolate VitaTops

Wild Blueberry VitaTops

Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter VitaTops

CranBran VitaTops

Protein Banana Chocolate Chip VitaTops

Chocolate Chip VitaTops

Chocolate Mint VitaTops

Apple Crumb VitaTops

Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops

Banana Nut VitaTops

Sugar Free Velvety Chocolate VitaTops

Golden Corn VitaTops

Our favorite flavors are the Chocolate Chip, Deep Chocolate, Blueberry, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

They are so good I not only eat them for breakfast but I have them for dessert too!

A little chocolate if you please???

I found my VitaTops Muffin Tops at Target! You can find yours at your nearest Publix, Kroger, Stop & Shop, or Shop-Rite locations.


LazyDog Grand Opening

A few weeks ago I got to attend a grand opening lunch right here in my hometown (Grapevine, Euless, Colleyville, TX)  at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar.  Verdict:  I will definitely be going BACK!  I loved the atmosphere and the cozy cabin style feel.  Also, I neeeeeed that huge deer on the fireplace back there.

Lazy Dog is a dog-friendly restaurant with a HUGE patio so you can bring your fur babies. We have been looking for Connor a dog for his birthday coming up and as soon as we get one I’m sure we’ll be taking it to Lazy Dog to eat this summer.  The staff and Chef were all amazing people and just because of their kindness- I want to go back to see their sweet faces!

We lunched on some yummy foods including:


Whisky Berry Bang

A variety of beer (Hop Head Sampler)


The Dirty Dog

Hatch Chili & Bacon Mac N’ Cheese (My personal favorite!)

Turkey Meatballs

Hawaiian Sticky Ribs

BBQ Bison Meatloaf

Bone-in Pork Schnitzel


Butter Cake (LOVED THIS!)

Simms Family S’more

I like a lighter brew, so I chose #3 obviously…but it was nice to sample all three and get a feel for what I like for next time 🙂

The Dirty Dog

My favorite – Hatch Chili & Bacon Mac N’ Cheese.

The sauce on these fries y’all…I could have eaten a boat load of them.  I think it was called “umami sauce” sooooo good!

This was divine (Anything with “s’mores” in it I usually can’t deny).

The BUTTAH cake!!!! OMG…  Light, fluffy, buttery goodness!

To cap it all off from our food comas a delicious iced mocha.  I know my coffee and this was super DELISH!

Thank you so much Lazy Dog Restaurants and Bar for hosting us and I’ll definitely be back to see you soon- aka when I can get a babysitter because I want to go with my hubby!    ALONE.

Love your Little Ones with Little Bites + Enter to WIN! #LoveLittleBites

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® provided me with coupons & a gift card so I could share my thoughts about NEW Entenmann’s® Little Bites®.  All opinions are my own.

This is my life every day after school…“Mom I’m so hungry!!!”  If this is YOU then honey let me tell you about these new delicious snacks from Entenmann’s® Little Bites®.  We got three different kinds to try and of course being my child Connor favors the chocolate and chocolate chip.

Not only are these Little Bites delicious but they also contain no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, and REAL chocolate cocoa!

The little packages are perfect for snack time or an after school pick me up.  Now days it’s so hard to send things to school because everything is monitored.  I know at Connor’s school you can’t bring anything that isn’t pre-packaged with the ingredients on each item to hand out to students.  His birthday is next month and I think the Chocolate & Vanilla Party Cakes will make a great classroom treat!

Available nationwide for a limited time only from 1/14/17 to 5/20/17

Perfect little bite sized cakes.  And they have sprinkles!!!

As you can see they are Connor approved!

His school is also collecting the wrappers after the kids are done and they are worth money for his school.  You can find more out about that program HERE.  We’ve back to the store and have got at least 10 more boxes – I really hope they keep this on the market!

You can also download some very cute Valentine’s to go with your Entenmann’s® Little Bites® HERE.

ENTER TO WIN SOME GOODIES FROM Entenmann’s® Little Bites® BELOW (US Only)

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I’ve got 25 Family Packs to give away to see ROCKDOG! HURRY!!!

I’m so excited about a new movie called ROCKDOG that is hitting the theaters on February 24th.  Connor and I are getting a sneak peek of the movie on February 18th in Dallas and would love for you to join us.  You can view the trailer HERE.


AMC NorthPark 15
8687 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225

Date & Time:

11:00 AM

This link is limited to 25 admit-four “family pack” passes. These passes are first-come, first-served and do not guarantee seating. Please arrive early, especially since there will be special airbrush artists at the theater before the movie!


Game Day Ready With Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP®

This post is sponsored by ShopHer Media.  All opinions are my own.

Y’all this week has literally been POPPIN‘!  I’m talking about popcorn, one of my greatest loves.  I snack on it all the time and it’s a staple in our household.  One of my favorite companies called Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP makes the most delicious popcorn.  My personal favorite is the White Cheddar flavor.  I’ve literally had two bags this week….and do I feel bad about that?  No, not really because at 60 calories per cup I don’t feel as guilty for indulging in one of my favorite foods!

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP comes in so many different flavors there is a popcorn for everyone in your family.  With flavors like Real Butter, Cheddar Cheese, Sea Salt, Lightly Sweet, Sweet & Salty Kettle, White Cheddar, Caramel Cheddar Mix, Salted Caramel, Sweet Barbeque, & Sweet & Spicy you can have a different snack for every day of the week!

The Superbowl is right around the corner, and Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is the perfect Game Day snack!  No cooking required.  Just POP the bag and serve your guests.  Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn and kettle corn is made with real, simple ingredients—nothing fake and is packed with 100% whole grain. Many of their products are non-gmo and gluten-free.

I have a special money-saving offer below for all of YOU to stock up on Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP! 

(while supplies last)

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is running the “Game On! Bring the Boom” sweepstakes to help you throw an amazing big game party. Now through May 15, 2017 you can enter for a chance to win at , and on the Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP facebook page

Prizes include Game Day party supplies, tailgate sets, a TV & sound system, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn and kettle corn and more!

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are the age of majority in their state of residence or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Begins at 12:00:01 a.m. CST on 12/20/2016, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on 5/15/2017. Multiple entry deadlines apply. Total ARV of all prizes is $18,750.69. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for a corresponding drawing. Subject to full Official Rules available at with complete details including entry deadlines. Sponsor: Angie’s Artisan Treats, LLC, 1918 Lookout Dr., North Mankato, MN 56003.