Atkins Meal Kit Has Kept My Craving In Check

I have been using the Atkins Meal Kit I got daily. Shake in the morning, a frozen meal for lunch and dinner, with a meal bar in between. As I had mentioned before in my previous post, my weight was up and down during my trial with the Atkins Meal Kit.

I am happy to say that after the Atkins meal kit and keeping at it daily with my workout routine, and I am down 12 lbs. Although a few pounds have been added on since I have been off Atkins now a few days. I am satisfied though with my results.

Atkins Meal Kit

The Atkins meal kit comes with a variety of different options and meal that you can choose. I chose the Easy Peasy meal kit, as I am a busy mom and it seemed simple.

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Every morning I would have a shake, either Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. They were actually tasty and very fulfilling.
At lunch I would eat a Atkins Taco Meal or the meat loaf.
A Meal bar a few hours later as a snack.
Dinner another frozen meal.

It’s just a simple meal plan.
the Atkins Meal Kits take all of the guesswork out of preparing meals and snacks, and offer simplified options for the low-carb lifestyle.
Consumers may order Atkins Meal Kits at Atkins.com, where they can receive free support from nutritionists, access educational materials and share insights from their personal weight-loss journey with members of the Atkins community. In addition, all plans come with the Atkins Meal Kit Guide, The New Atkins Made Easy book, the Atkins Carb Counter and the Recipe Booklet.

Meal Kits are exclusively at Atkins and with free shipping and saving 5% by using coupon code NEWKIT5.

This post was sponsored by the RoleMommy Writer’s Network. All opinions are 100% my own.

Charmin Essentials Is Soft And Strong

Disclosure:This post was sponsored by Charmin as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

As a family of 5, we go through Toilet paper like crazy. I always look for the strongest and softest toilet paper, 2 ply is a must of course. I have been using the same brand for years and loved it, but was recently introduced to a new line of Charmin Toilet paper and had my family try it for a week. They did notice the difference automatically, and asked if I had bought something different.

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Charman Essentials is introducing Charmin Essentials Soft and Charmin Essentials Strong, both lines are perfect for families with kids and will hold up to any mess. Plus they keep noses soft and not dried out.

It’s great for families on a budget and has more product to offer then competitors. As proof here is the brand my family has been using for years compared to Charmin Essentials Soft.

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You can tell which one is Charmin without even labeling it, as it looks softer and bigger than the other brand.

Right now Upgrade your toilet paper just by tweeting to the company: It’s a great promotion and you get a free roll of toilet paper.

Upgrade your Angel Soft for Charmin Essentials Soft or Scott 1000 to Charmin Essentials Strong just send a TP Swap out request to @Charmin using the hashtag #CharminEssentials and #Promotion, and Charmin will send you a free roll. Please see term and Conditions here.

It’s that simple and you can try it yourself.

After our week of just using Charmin Essentials Soft, we loved it. It was soft and durable, my young kids were at ease using it with no complaints of roughness. I think we will definitely be making the switch, it seems like a better buy in the long run and you get more bang for your buck.

Have you tried Charmin Essentials? You can find Charmin Essentials at all major retailers.

Atkins Makes Meal Planning Simple

I have been on a mission to lose weight since we moved to California. I’ve been hiking and hating the gym everyday, but felt I needed to do more so I started to meal plan. The Atkins Easy Peasy Meal kit makes, planning meals so easy and stress free.

You start with Shakes for Breakfast, a meal bar for snack and a yummy frozen meal for lunch and dinner. It was a hard adjustment at first but half way through the week, it became easier. The shakes were very good. The frozen meals were also good, well most of them. My favorite was the Taco bake bowls.

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About Atkins Meal Kit:
the Atkins Meal Kits take all of the guesswork out of preparing meals and snacks, and offer simplified options for the low-carb lifestyle.
Consumers may order Atkins Meal Kits at Atkins.com, where they can receive free support from nutritionists, access educational materials and share insights from their personal weight-loss journey with members of the Atkins community. In addition, all plans come with the Atkins Meal Kit Guide, The New Atkins Made Easy book, the Atkins Carb Counter and the Recipe Booklet.

I ended up losing about 12 lbs in a little as 2 weeks with the Atkins meals plus my gym and walking regiment. Although at the end I did gain some back. I am happy with where I am at and ill be continuing eating healthy and keeping at my goal.

Meal Kits are exclusively at Atkins and with free shipping and saving 5% by using coupon code NEWKIT5, it turns out to be a great deal.

This post was sponsored by the RoleMommy Writer’s Network. All opinions are 100% my own.

Nature Made® Kids First® Gummies At Target

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

This summer has been absolutely crazy. We moved 3000 miles to a new state, we have done a lot of sight seeing, and so much more. One thing I have to admit I have been bad about this summer is my kids eating healthy or taking their vitamins.

The summer just got so busy and a bit sad when having to leave friends, so a lot of things took a backseat. Now that the kids are back in school, I am implementing our schedule again. My kids are very picky in what they eat, so I always try and substitute something in, like vitamins, or smoothies etc.

My youngest has always refused to take vitamins because he hates having to swallow things whole, but now there are gummy vitamins and they are perfect for any age.

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Finding them in store was rather simple. They were brightly displayed and were easy to spot with all the kids vitamins. They were also on sale which even made them a better buy.

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Nature Made® Kids First® Gummies feature:
Contains 12 essential nutrients for age-specific nutritional support, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc
All natural fruit flavors Colors
derived from natural sources – No synthetic dyes
No preservatives or yeast
Gluten free

My kids reactions to Nature Made® Kids First® Gummies have been positive they love the flavors. They are easy to swallow and never complain when I say its time to take a vitamin. They are the ones actually coming to me, asking for one before school. That may just be my biggest problem. My kids love them so much they keep asking for them and want to treat them like candy. The design and child prof cap keeps them safe though, and of course having them put away safely.

Have you tried Nature Made® Kids® First® Vitamins with your family? You can find them at Target stores nationwide.

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

SinfulColors Pride Collection

I absolutely love to color my nails and having two daughters they love it too. Whenever we go to the store we are always looking for the newest colors and how they would look. When I heard about SinfulColors Pride Collection, I wanted it.

SinfulColors Pride Collection

Not only does it have 8 beautiful colors, it comes together in a cute carrying case and can be used for anything from plain color to gorgeous designs.

Celebrating the historic Victory for same sex marriage and equality, SinfulColors has introduced The Pride Collection and their support of the Trevor Project. Each of the eight shades in the pride collection captures the energy and passion of freedom and love. Each bottle is beautiful but together they form a rainbow united in color.

You can buy the colors separately or in the pack.

The colors are: Resilient, Sugar Pumpkin, Bye Felicia, Envious, GoGo Boy, Love Thy Self, Call Me Violetta, and pride.

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I have been trying to change my colors frequently to try them all. My first week, I had Love Thy Self, with Envious on my middle fingers and then the pride glitter polish on top. The colors are just gorgeous. I had people complimenting my nails all the time.

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This week I changed to just Orange (Sugar Pumpkin) and love the color. I tried Yellow (Bye Felicia) on my toes but didn’t like the way they came out. Maybe I’ll just use the yellow for designing on my nails.

Have you found the SinfulColor Pride Collection in stores yet? You can find them at retailers nationwide or Buy the pack here.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. Products were provided in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Jord Watches make the Perfect gift and a $75 Giveaway

My anniversary is coming up soon and its a big one. 12 years, and I have to find the perfect gift. I heard about Jord Watches and was so impressed. They have beautiful handcrafted wood watches that can be sized to fit you perfectly.

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for your loved one, it’s a nightmare. I know my husband can be the hardest person to shop or at times. his style changes and he is not materialistic at all. The last few gifts I have gotten him have been watches. He loves them, but goes through them a lot.

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I am also in the market for a watch I haven’t had one in a while, and it makes finding out the time so much easier than pulling out a phone.

I love the Jord watches that I saw online they are just gorgeous and the colors and styles would match any outfit.
Jord watches has different colors and styles for both men and women.

one of my favorites is:

Delmar series:
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This watch is perfect for anyone in your life.

For the ladies my favorite is the Cora Purpleheart and Mother of Pearl.

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This watch is gorgeous. I wear it all the time and have received so many compliments about it. The watch is very delicate though as it is made of wood, I am so afraid I am going to break it at times.

The watch arrives in a beautiful wooden box that can be used for anything afterwards. The watch is seated on a soft pillow which just makes the setting as gorgeous.

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Jord Watches

Jord Watches are measured to fit your wrist exactly. You can go online and print out a ruler to help you with that.

Who wants $75 towards a new watch? One lucky reader will win a $75 gift code towards any watch good until 10/2 and all other entries will receive $20 towards a watch.

This is a little different as you must enter on the Jord Watches page, but still a great giveaway. Enter here and then come back and comment letting me know you did.

Contest is open until 7/10

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received. Product was provided by the company. All opinions are 100% my own.

Costco’s P&G Products are making it Easier of me to move.

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

We just moved three thousand miles, I know I have been talking about it a lot. It’s been such a big adjustment and we sold or gave away almost everything we owned to make it easier. One of my goals before we moved was to get a club membership. Since we are moving with nothing, I wanted to be able to go out and buy in bulk once we got to our new place.
We only had a Costco near us so why not. Signing up for the membership was easy and I was in shock by all the great deals and items they had.

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I stocked up on Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Swiffer Sweeper refills, and Bounty Advanced Paper Towels. All the items that I could use on our old house and new.
The Swiffer refills come in handy on all the hardwood floors at our old house. a 1700 square foot house with all Hardwood floors, we almost went through the whole box just cleaning up the place. It happens I have 3 kids who track in everything.
The Bounty Advanced Paper towels are great for little spills and cleaning windows and mirrors.
The Mr. Clean Magic Erasers we go through like hot cakes, and they come in handy having kids. They clean stains and drawings off the walls. Coffee stains of the counter, makeup stains. I really haven’t found anything it can’t get clean yet.
Costco has really made this move so much better, and saved me a ton on cleaning supplies.

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Don’t miss out n these great deals on P&G products at Costco and stock up for summer cleaning. Its also a good way to stock up on cleaning supplies for your local school, when school starts again.

Do you have a Costco membership? What do you think of the great deals?

Rock This Boat With New Kids On The Block Season 2

One of my favorite bands growing up was New Kids On the Block. I had everything of theirs and of course was in love with them. I was a child and they were the biggest boy group on the planet. I dreamed of one day marrying Joey, but who hasn’t. Today they all have their own careers and just recently reunited as a band and also for other work. They are staring in a new reality series called Rock This Boat. The season 2 premiere is June 1st 2016. The show will air on Wednesdays this summer at 8PM ET/7PM CT on Pop TV.

In season two of ROCK THIS BOAT: NKOTB, the cameras focus directly on the band with unprecedented access to all five members as they engage with each other and rock out with their fans, both on- and off-stage. This season will give fans a whole new perspective on the NKOTB cruise as they experience it through the band members’ eyes with pre-cruise video shot in their homes, exclusive access to rehearsals for deck parties and concerts, and revealing looks inside their cabins. Also, new for season two are five consulting producers behind the camera who are die-hard NKOTB fans, representing the voice and perspective of the band’s most loyal followers.

New Kids On The Block

Have you seen the show? Just watching brought back so many memories from my childhood.

Whats your favorite New Kids On The Block song? Mine is The Right Stuff!

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Celebrate the Super Hero In your Family This Graduation Season

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Last year marked a big one for us as a family; my husband graduated with his Ph.D.

It was a long, hard road, but he made it.

He is truly a super hero to me.

He received so many amazing gifts; I made sure that my gift was personalized so he would cherish it while it’s hanging in his office one day.

I got him a personalized frame for his diploma to hang on his wall. Here’s they best part, attached to the frame is a pen holder. He can put a pen there, so he always knows where it is when he needs it.

The two things this super hero in my family will be using more than anything else are pens and a tablet. The pens for writing down data and the computer for logging it all in.

My husband is a molecular biologist so taking notes and writing down data is most of his work, having a good working pen on hand is critical in his field.

Cross not only has the perfect gift in their beautiful Cross Century Collection of pens but thanks to the new Cross Tech2™ Marvel Collection you can find one with a classic super hero design that fits your grad. Is he or she more Iron Man, Captain America or maybe Spider-Man? These ballpoint pens offer a beautiful way to celebrate the importance of the job while still reminding each person of the super hero within.

For those, like my husband, who will find themselves working with paper and a tablet, the Cross Tech2™ Marvel Multifunction pens have a nice addition, a stylus on the top to help navigate touchscreens. The Cross Tech2™ Marvel Multifunction Collection is a heroic combo of a ballpoint pen and a stylus in one.

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Character-themed design details
• Beautiful translucent lacquer finishes with metallic detail
• Presented in a luxury gift box with a Marvel-themed sleeve
• Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee
About the Finish
• A translucent deep blue lacquer featuring Captain America design details and rhodium-plated appointments
About the Tip
• Click-off cap
• Specially formulated ink flows freely like a fountain pen
• Includes 1 Black Gel Ink Rollerball Refill (#8523) in pen
• Can be converted into a ballpoint pen or creamy porous felt-tip pen by changing the refill to the desired type of tip.

I love the Spider-Man pen for my husband because it comes in his favorite bold colors, blue and red. Then there is the story of Spider-Man, a great super hero because not only does he save lives, but his superpowers come from a radioactive spider bite he received in, you guessed it, a lab.

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So which pen would you choose for the super hero in your family?

Pass The Love back With Your Favorite Snacks

“This post was sponsored by Mondelez International as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review.”

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We are a big sports family, we love any sport and are very active. So when a company supports a local sports team or a program for youth, we do our best to support that company and charity. Oreo, Ritz Bits, and Chips Ahoy snack packs are perfect for lunches and kids love them, so why would’t you go out and get some.

Right now you can help U.S. Soccer and Major league soccer by purchasing Oreos, Ritz Bits, and Chips Ahoy multipacks at retailers nationwide. When it comes to soccer equipment and resources, local teams often have to find ways to support themselves. The PassTheLoveBack campaign will help bridge the divide and connect teams with enhancements. This is their 3rd year participating in the program.

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My kids love soccer, and my daughter has been begging to join a team but it can get really expensive. I love when companies get involved and help out where they can, it helps so many deserving families. Kids work so hard with the new educational standards today and deserve a little fun after school or on a school sports team. Every family should be able to play soccer and enjoy it without the worries, of payments, stress, and burden.

When we wanted to join our local recreation center the only scholarship program thy had to offer was finding your own business sponsorship, and that was actually really hard to find a local business that was willing to help sponsor a single child.

The PassTheLoveBack program lets everyone have a chance and helps bridge the divide and connect teams with equipment and other resources. It’s a great program, because without it families would be paying for everything out of pocket.

For more information on how to help and all about PassTheLoveBack visit their website.

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