We Had a Date with Rock the LunchBox

Hello everyone!

Recently, my son and I #RocktheLunchbox when we built a healthy lunch snack during our outing. After purchasing the food products and items at our local Safeway grocery store, we rushed home to pull out all the healthy food goodies.

Beyond the fact that I was accepted into the Influenster campaign, we were extremely excited to get to know the different brands from Annie’s Homegrown, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Applegate and Honest Kids.

If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it’s a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences.  After signing up, you can pick short activities to do based upon your interests, and Influenster will send out Vox Boxes with products, coupons, or singular products to test based on your interests in exchange for honest reviews.

RockTheLunchBox-CouponsRock the Lunchbox was there the whole way as Elijah and I decided on the Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies, Rudi’s Organic Bakery Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Applegate’s Halftime Meals and Honest Kids Organic Drink – as we selected nutritious lunches for the week. We especially loved the Applegate Halftime Meals – it was a complete box filled with healthy options!

Preparing lunch sometimes for a ‘picky kid’ can be a bit frustrating – especially when you’re a mom that enjoys ‘trying’ new things! The overall goal was to us – moms and dads – prepare better-for-you lunches for their kids. We’d love to #RocktheLunchBox again!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

Note: Although, I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, all words and opinions are of my own.

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Bring Love to Your Dinner Table with Classic Comfort Foods

Hello everyone!

No matter the city or state you live in – warm weather or cold temps – we all love comfort food and no better way to enjoy the taste and yummy-ness in your belly than with classic comfort foods.

Check out a few of my favorite recipes and food collections as I encourage you to “Bring Love to Your Dinner Table” as all haute moms know …

Check out Bring Love to Your Dinner Table with Classic Comfort Foods

by Monica Byrd at Foodie.com

Food tastes better when you eat it with your family!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

{Note: As per FTC regulations this is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com.}

 

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Are You Ready for Red Velvet Oreos? Limited Edition Hits Store on February 2nd

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Hello everyone!

Did you hear what’s hitting the stores this February? The latest limited edition Oreos, the red velvet Oreo is dyed dark red and is filled with a cream cheese flavored center.

I know you’re thinking – perfect timing – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The red velvet Oreos are due to hit stores nationwide on February 2 and will be sold for about six to eight weeks.

For those wanting an early taste, samples will be given away to more than 20,000 people who can sign up by clicking hereRegistration is open until January 22.

If you’re a fan of red velvet – enjoy the journey of cookie heaven (and let us know your thoughts) We’d love to share with Nabisco!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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Healthy Quick Meals As a Fashion Mom and Entrepreneur

Hello everyone!

I’d love to share a few of my favorite quick healthy meals that I recently discovered as a busy fashion mom, wife and entrepreneur.

When you’re on the go – and trying to balance – home, school, being a wife, sister, still maintaining yourself, etc. the list can go on and on – all while being a full-time entrepreneur, something has to give.  Why not balance that out with quick and healthy meals for your family a few days during the week.

From avocado salsa (add chips for a quick snack) to blackened fish tacos, southwestern chicken stew, crispy vegetables or oven roasted sweet potatoes – just a few of these meals will and can ease your cooking life.

Here’s only a snippet of my favorites;

 

Check out Healthy Quick Meals As a Fashion Mom and Entrepreneur

by Monica Byrd at Foodie.com

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

{Note: This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com.}

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NFL Playoff Bound: Game Day Bubbly-ies and Bites

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Hello everyone!

Can you believe the NFL regular season is coming to an end?  I can’t.  The playoffs are around the corner and this weekend, several teams are battling it out for a chance to make the 2015 playoff run – to stay alive and to make their city – football proud.  I can’t think of a better way to stay even keen than with a palette of yummy bites and flirty cordials while watching the game this weekend.

Are you ready for some football?

If you’re anything like our house on Sunday – it’s all about faith, family and football.  What better way to end the NFL regular season than with … Playoff Bound: Game Day Bubbly-ies and Bites {click the link for more bites and bubbly-ies}. From Crispy Baked Thai Chicken Wings, Chili Garlic Shrimp to Bite-Sized Baked Brie, Beer Battered Wings and Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Mojitos.

Mini Taco Cups

Mini Taco Cups

Super simple yet yummy – try out the mini taco cups (mixed and match your favorite ingredients) and pair with a bubbly cocktail like the Ginger Beergaritas!

Giner Beergaritas

Ginger Beergaritas

Watch highlights and finish the day off with cheesecake brownie bites.  They are truly bite-sized.

Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Cheesecake Brownie Bites

 

Preparing and snacking on these bites will have you game ready for the current NFL playoff picture 2014: Only 2 spots still open, but plenty of seeding scenarios on the line Sunday.  It’s down to the wire – as the NBA famous quote states its “Win or Go Home”.  Who’s going to be packing up their locker room this Sunday?!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

 

{Check out the game times and teams playing in the final week of the regular season – Week 17 via NFL.com

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A Chic Fashionista’s Guide to the ‘it” Cocktails To Keep You Stylishly Warm This Winter Season

Check out The Top 15 Cocktails To Keep You Stylishly Warm This Winter

by Monica Byrd at Foodie.com

Hello everyone!

I’m back with my top fifteen cocktails to keep you stylishly warm this winter.  From the Winter Waltz cocktail to the Winter Pear cocktail this yummy drinks are sure to keep you all warm and cozy inside.  With the return of an anticipated harsh winter – prepare to be you own mixologist – when you ‘snuggle’ in the next few months.  (Don’t worry for those who can’t wait for spring – these cocktails can be ‘re-vamped’ for your spring desires too!).

So here’s to my Chic Fashionista’s Guide to the ‘it” Cocktails To Keep You Stylishly Warm This Winter Season!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

As per FTC regulations this is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com.

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Fashion Moms Night In: Fast, Flirty and Festive Appetizers

Check out Fashion Moms Night In: Fast, Flirty and Festive Appetizers

by Monica Byrd at Foodie.com

Hello everyone!

Super excited (as my tummy grumbles) to connect with Foodie.com to bring you my latest food collection of recipes! If you aren’t familiar with Foodie.com – get ready to browse, sort and search over a million hand-selected recipes and restaurants. Their photo-driven layout will make your mouth water!

As we all prepare for the upcoming few months of the holiday stream – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s – as a haute fashion mom I wanted to share awesome (yet yummy) recipes with fellow moms for a “Fashion Moms Night In” during the holidays!

Note: Per FTC regulations this is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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