Snack Review: Harvest Snaps #HarvestSnapsFan {+Giveaway ENDS 11/13}

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated with product for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am a snacking queen. I love trying new, healthy snacks and being the first among my friends to build buzz with new products.

Therefore, I jumped at the chance to try Harvest Snaps when I was contacted by the company. I had seen them at Costco and Meijer, and always wondered what they tasted like. After checking out their fun social media presence too, I knew I had to give them a shot!

But dried peas and lentils as a snack? Would they even taste good?

I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I’m pretty sure they tricked my brain into thinking I was eating a chip, which was awesome. The snacks are baked, gluten-free, high in fiber and protein and low in sodium and fat — all things I was very happy to read as I try to get my family back on the healthy track.

Harvest Snaps Flavors

The six flavors include: Caesar {Snapea Crisps}, Tomato Basil {Lentil Snaps}, Onion Thyme {Lentil}, Lightly Salted {Snapea}, Black Pepper {Snapea}, and Wasabi Ranch {Snapea}.

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Michigan Drinks: Pumpkin Beers

Michigan Drinks Pumpkin Brews

One thing I have been wanting to explore and blog about is Michigan made beer, wine and spirits. So periodically, I will be having fun tastings and blogging about my discoveries.

I don’t claim to know a ton about beer and wine, so you won’t find me commenting a ton on the “hoppy notes” of beer or the “body” of wine. I simply am a girl with eclectic taste buds, an open mind, and a passion for Michigan. Supporting Michigan companies {and toasting to them} is an easy way I like to help our economy ;)

For this installment, I chose two pumpkin beers to test because let’s be honest, pumpkin-inspired coffee and candles are nice and all, but pumpkin beer is where it’s at this season! The two I tested are available state-wide at Meijer stores and beyond.

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Earn Miranda Lambert Swag With CRYSTAL LIGHT Platinum Points #MC #Sponsored

Miranda Lambert's Signature Drink

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC I don’t know about ya’ll, but I absolutely love the ladies of country music. […]

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Update: 120,000 Gallons of Water Delivered

SEA LIFE Michigan

SEA LIFE Michigan, the 35,000-square-foot aquarium set to open in Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in early 2015, has reached a major construction milestone: filling the attraction’s 120,000 gallon ocean tank with water! The filling of the ocean tank happened yesterday and is a key landmark in construction. SEA LIFE artists have worked tirelessly to create an […]

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Buddy’s Pizza Opens Novi Location {+Giveaway!}

Buddy's Pizza Novi

Last night I had the privilege of attending a sneak peek for Buddy’s Pizza, the home of Detroit’s original square Sicilian-style pizza, which opens today in Novi. Anyone who hasn’t experienced Buddy’s needs to get there stat — it’s like a rite of passage for Detroiters. Our family is absolutely thrilled about the new location. […]

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Sesame Street Live in Grand Rapids: Let’s Dance, Nov. 18-19 {+Giveaway}


Sesame Street Live is dancing into Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids November 18-19, 2014 and I have the scoop and a chance for you to win a family 4-pack! Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more. ABOUT THE SHOW Hosted by two live […]

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Guide To Shopping at Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Southeast Michigan {+ $50 Credit Giveaway}

Guide to Shopping at Salvation Army in Southeast Michigan

RE-PIN HERE! It’s no secret: I LOVE thrifting. I get the biggest rush from finding cool things at cheap prices. Of all the places I have lived across metro Detroit, The Salvation Army takes the cake as my favorite place to thrift. I’ve found everything from Stella McCartney handbags for $6 to Ann Taylor and […]

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Win A Free Photo Session with Lara Douglas Photography {Livingston County, Michigan Photographer}

Lara Douglas Photography

As I have mentioned, I have very talented friends. One of the most talented gals I know is Lara Douglas. Her and I went to school together and I have loved watching her grow into a fabulous photographer. In fact, my head shot and family photos on here are all by her! She is a […]

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Shell and Kroger Fuel Rewards {+ $100 Gas Card Giveaway!}

Shell and Kroger Fuel Rewards

The post and giveaway below is sponsored by Shell Fuel Rewards with Kroger. All opinions expressed belong to me. There is one line item that irks me each month in our budget: GAS. No matter what we do, we seem to spend a small fortune on it each month, despite having a very fuel-efficient car […]

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is Seeking Young Environmentalists, Ages 8-12 {Get A FREE Annual Pass!}


Hot off the press! Do you have a child age 8-12 who loves the sea? Enter them to become a  Young Environmentalist for SEA LIFE Michigan, coming to Auburn Hills, Mich. in spring 2015 by visiting this link: Here’s what you need to do: Have your child make an artistic creation based on the sea. […]

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Join Macy’s Culinary Council at the Somerset Collection for a Cooking Demo with Chef Yagihashi 10/23

Macy's Culinary Council Chef Yagihashi

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Anyone who has been following me for awhile knows while I am no gourmet chef, I LOVE to cook…and eat food! In fact, I always joke with my […]

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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Recipe {Crockpot Method!} #FabulousFlatbread

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Recipe #FabulousFlatbread

I have been compensated by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan for my time to develop this recipe. All opinions expressed are my own.  There is one thing we can always agree on meal-wise in our house: Pizza. But, when it comes to pizza, we can NEVER agree on toppings. My kids are picky. My husband is […]

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