Monday, May 30, 2011

Review: Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich

Why Try: Healthy, One-stop food variety, Drive-thru convenience

Why Fly: Mixed foods (including pecans), No customization

Bottom line: If you want a fast, healthy, yummy, complex, chicken/salad/pecan sandwich, go no further. Cheaper than the equivalent at a specialty shop.

I just tried the Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich and I can't say I was disappointed. Then again, I rarely ever order such things for fast food, so I was glad to get out of my comfort zone.

All aspects of the sandwich hit the mark: a good balance of components (chicken, mayo, lettuce, pecans, etc). Nutritionally, it's definitely better than normal fast food fare, though there are over 800 calories, about 400 from fat. You can check the nutrition info at the website above.

However, will I purchase it again? Probably not, as I go to fast food outlets as a break from my normal, healthy routine! If you are more disciplined than I, it is certainly worth a try.

Disclosure: I received gift cards to purchase samples for reviewThe opinions I have expressed are my honest opinions and have not been influenced by the companies providing the free product.  No other compensation was received.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Becoming Jewelry Review and Giveaway

I was delighted when I received this sterling silver handcrafted My Whole Heart Necklace.  It is so elegant and simple and also so special to me with the names of some of my favorite people stamped around it. Becoming Jewelry specializes in creating beautiful handcrafted personalized jewelry and gifts.
The beautiful hammered gold-filled heart layers on top and compliments the silver charm.  I love the quotes and verses on the website and some come attached to certain jewelry items giving them extra charm! My necklace came pleasantly packaged in a tiny cloth gift bag with a tag that says:  

"i love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach."
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This necklace would make a special and personal gift for just about any occasion and can be personalized with either names or a phrase that is close to your heart.

Below is another example of a necklace that I like with a neat saying:

If you are looking for a unique and extra special gift, check out the Becoming website!

Purchase: Becoming gifts can be purchased here.

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Disclosure: We received a My Whole Heart Necklace from Becoming Jewelry for reviewThe opinions I have expressed are my honest opinions and have not been influenced by the companies providing the free product.  No other compensation was received.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sidral Mundet Review

We received samples of Sidral Mundet, a Mexican apple-flavored soda to try.  We had never heard of this brand, but we love to try new things...and we really liked this one!  The red bottle has a light fruity apple flavor and we thought it tasted a lot like sparkling cider. 
We also got to try the green apple flavor, Manzana Verde.  It definitely has a distinctive green apple taste.  We all liked both flavors but since I usually prefer red apples, the regular red apple flavor was my favorite.

We really liked the fact that Sidral Mundet is flavored with real apple juice and that it contains natural sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

For more info about this soda you can visit the Sidral Mundet Facebook Page.

Disclosure: We received  Sidral Mundet samples to reviewThe opinions I have expressed are my honest opinions and have not been influenced by the companies providing the free product.  No other compensation was received. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yoplait Greek Prize Pack Winner!

 Congratulations to are the winner of the Yoplait prize pack!
Atreau said... 185
I incorporate healthy snacks into my diet by limiting the junk food I purchase that way it's not in the house.
Thanks to everyone who entered!  I loved reading about everyone's favorite healthy snacks! :)  Stop by this week to enter the awesome giveaways we have next! 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ChicoBag Messenger Bag Winner!

Congratulations Julie with comment #123!  You are the winner of the Amethyst Chico Messenger bag!  :o) 

Julie said... 123
I like Chicobag on fB Julie Jones
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Story About My Mom... (a Mother's Day printable keepsake for Mom)

Here is a printable fill-in-the-blank worksheet for Mother's Day.  It can be used for a toddler or preschooler and filled out by an adult, or bigger kids can fill it out themselves. 

Make sure you have them draw a picture of Mom inside the heart at the top.  It can also be cut out with fancy edging scissors and mounted on scrapbook paper and kept forever and ever! :)
 Yes...this is a picture of me! :o)
Printable Mothers Day Story

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