Monday, October 31, 2011

Breezy Spring Harvest of Heaven Chips Review


Breezy Spring was kind enough to send me some products to try and review!


Here is a little info from their website:
www.breezyspring.com

Breezy Spring LLC was initiated in 2004 in Lakeland, a beautiful city located in central Florida. We are specialized in manufacturing healthy, tasty, and unique gourmet food products and we are enthusiastic about introducing them to our valued customers like you.

All-Natural Dehydrated Snacks
Designed for active people, Harvest of Heaven Snacks provide a fast and creative alternative for daily fiber and nutrient intake. After the freshest ingredients are selected and then processed with the latest technology, we packaged them in our unique containers to preserve the crispness and freshness. Now you can enjoy all-natural goodies anytime, anywhere!




Onto my review...

Link


Mushrooms- 9/10- these were good, but the flavor was a little bland for my taste. I still liked them!


Taro- 10/10 Definitely my favorite! I have never had taro root before so i wasnt sure what to expect..but dang these were gooood! They even had 3 g of fiber! What up!

Green beans 10/10. Super crunchy with yummy sea salt on top!

Sweet potato. 11/10! Yum! So crunchy and flavorful. I love sweet potatoes... These were the bomb!

Harvest of Heaven Mixed Fruits- 11/10! This bag was mixture of banana, starfruit, melon, apple, and pineapple. ALL of the fruits were delicious! It was hard not to eat the whole bag at once!

Harvest of Heaven Mixed Veggies: 10/10! This bag was a mixture of Sweet Potato, Taro, Okra, Pumpkin, Carrot, and Green Beans. It was a wonderful mixture!


I AM NOW A HUGE FAN OF DEHYDRATED VEGGIES!!!
:)
Yall definitely need to try these when you get the chance!

www.breezyspring.com

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Caramel goodness...

I've mentioned plenty of times that I LOVE ANYTHING CARAMEL related, right?
Well, tonight we had a family dinner at O'Charleys and I COULD NOT RESIST THIS SLICE OF HEAVEN...
Just look at that beauty!
(I ordered it without the chocolate chips of course, which made it even better!)
YUUUUUUUM!!!


My cousin, Jamie, who lives over 500 miles away actually SURPRISED US and showed up at dinner!!!!!!! What a wonderful Saturday evening! We had no idea she was coming!
After dinner, we chatted and caught up with her...good times!


Side note: Have yall seen these ADORABLE ketchup packets? They had them on campus and I just HAD to snap a pic...
SO PRECIOUS!
and talk about convenient...all you have to do is peel and dip whatever you're eating right in the package!!!!


I actually ate lunch with my brother that day and it was really nice. We had a good heart to heart! We have such crazy schedules, that we hardly ever get to see each other...so I cherished this time...
Love brother-sister-bonding!
:)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beauty Shop...Gone WILD!

Every Wednesday night, I do childcare for church.
Tonight, we played Beauty Shop...or should I say CRAZY HAIR SALON...
:)

Whatever it's called, we had a blast! Here's some pics:






I love my job
:)


Primal Strips



Primal Strips was kind enough to send me some of their products to try and review on my blog.

A little information about them from their website:

Primal Spirit was founded by walking buddies with a mutual interest in vegetarianism and world travel. On our trips around the world, we'd often come in contact with superior meat alternative food offerings not available in the American market.

We at Primal Spirit believe that a meat alternative product should be completely satisfying to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners. Doing that requires that a product have the texture, and great flavor of real meat.




Teriyaki 9/10. Flavor was good...texture took some getting used to but i liked it. I loved that it had 11 grams of protein!!

Texas BBQ- 10/10 Flavor was awesome! Loved the BBQ taste!

Thai Peanut, Hickory Smoked- 3/10 – These flavors were very bland. Did not like them too much.

Mesquite Lime, Hot & Spicy, – 3/10 – I don’t like spicy stuff, so these flavors were not my favorite.

The texture took some getting used to. I definitely recommend these to all my vegan friends out there! They are a great alternative.


:)


Visit their website at http://www.primalspiritfoods.com/index.php


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CORN MAZE FUN!!!!!

This past Saturday, my friends and I had a BLAST at the corn maze! I haven't had an extremely fun afternoon with friends in a longggg time! It feels like school and homework is all I do sometimes, so taking a break and just acting like a goofball was JUST what I needed!
:)

That's one of my roomies in the corn hole..haha

I'm not sure exactly what these things were called, but I definitely had to test them out. Keep in mind I was the only one over the age of 12 that played in them...haha It was fun!



That's me in the corn hole this time! My bestie, Krissy, and her cutie patootie baby, Daniel!


The gang for the day: Matt, Daniel, Me, Rachel, and Simon.
Not pictured: Krissy and her brother, Michael.


We also went on a hayride, rode on the swings, and went down a huge slide that went underground! What a fun day!
:)

Have you been to a corn maze this year?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm in a Magazine!!!!!



I'm so excited! I have a quote in ALL YOU MAGAZINE!
It's on Page 139!
:)

How do you prepare for the holidays?

"A cleaning party is a must. I devise a list of chores. Then I crank up the holiday music and get to work!"

Moving on to some of my new favorite things...


Apple slices dipped in Caramel Pudding = DELICIOUS!


Clif bar was giving away free samples of their new flavor to the first 2000 to sign up, and I snagged one! It was REALLY good! I love the little kick of peppermint!
:)


How do YOU prepare for the holidays and what are some of your favorite holiday foods?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Random thoughts of the week...

So...this week has been a little crazy.
Monday and Tuesday I observed all day in a second grade class for my second placement.
I LOVED THE TEACHER AND CLASS!!!
They were all so sweet.
The school is WAY MORE laid back than my first placement.
I like both of the classes, but I think I would actually prefer to work at the second school.
But, I know it's only been a few days in each class and next semester will really determine where I feel more comfortable. I am just really thankful that both of my teachers are AWESOME!!
:)



Awesome deal: I found these HUGE bottles of Vitamins BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
They don't expire until 2014, so they were an awesome deal!
I take one of them daily along with calcium pills.
Remember when I found this awesome deal for calcium pills too?


I went on a first date last night. We did dinner and bowling.
It was fun, don't get me wrong, but good grief, some guys are so immature!
Acting like a big kid is cute every now and then, but ALL THE TIME?????? Not cute!


Ready for another first date... haha




Saturday, October 15, 2011

Banana Nut Bread for ONE

I LOVE Banana Bread...
I saw a recipe on Julie's blog and decided to make my own version with ingredients I already had on hand...
Link

What you need:
Instant Pack of Oatmeal (I had Raisin Apple Walnut flavor)
half a banana
pinch of baking powder
sprinkle (or lots of sprinkles) of cinnamon
nonstick cooking spray
oven safe dish
bowl to stir ingredients

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Stir oats, baking powder and cinnamon together in a bowl
  3. Add banana and mix until everything is combined and no clumps of banana remain
  4. Spray oven safe dish with cooking spray and pour batter into pan
  5. Bake 15- 18 minutes, until loaf is set and springs back when touched lightly on top
Result:

Let me just tell you, the aroma coming from the oven was incredible! It smelled sooooooo good.
Then, even better was the taste!
:)

I love that this is an easy to make recipe and a single serving size.
Great for all the single ladies!


BUT..
.
If I had a boyfriend, I would totally make one for him to0...just sayin...
;)

Friday, October 14, 2011

GIRL TALK & COOKIES... best combo ever!

Gas- $3.35 per gallon...Nail Polish- $4 per bottle...Makin' cookies/Having girl talk with your best friend...PRICELESS!


I just LOVE girls nights!
We ate some of Krissy's leftover Chicken&Spinach Lasagna (she is giving me the recipe and I WILL be making myself sometime...it was delicious!) Then, we made Peanut Butter Cookies. She needs them for fuel on her long bike ride tomorrow...She's stinkin' awesome on the bike! I give her TWO THUMBS UP because there is no way I could ride 60 miles on a bike! YOU GO GIRL!

Those cookies were good right outta the oven..
mmm...
gooey on the inside...just the way I like 'em.
and they're peanut butter...just an added bonus!
:)

What is your favorite thing to do at girls nights?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pizza...my own way!

I.LOVE.PIZZA.

and I have been craving pizza like crazy lately...

so...

I decided to create some yummy new alternatives instead of eating the same ol' pizza slices night after night. Plus, these are SUPER EASY to make!


First up: Chicken Pizza Bagels

Ingredients:

Preheat your oven to 350*
Place a slice of chicken on top of your bagel.
Spread sauce.
Sprinkle cheese.
Pop in the oven until cheese is melted.
VOILA!



Next up: Flatbread

Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 350*
Spread sauce over flatout wrap
Sprinkle with cheese.
Pop in the oven until cheese is melted.
BOOM!


What are your favorite pizza alternative recipes?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not your average PB&J...

I was feeling creative and hungry tonight while I was studying for my midterm, and this is what I came up with...


A PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY WRAP with Raisin Bran added on top for extra CRUNCH!

MMM...

Don't knock it til ya try it!

:)


What are some of your creative recipes with PB&J?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photo Session with mi madre...

My mom is taking a photography class at APSU now. I was her test subject for her homework. Here's a couple pics...

It's true, I can't take a single serious picture without insisting on a goofy picture before or after...







(Gotta support Daddy's bank!)