Back to School with SMILES

Only a few more weeks of lazy summer mornings and beach time. How on earth will I get 4 kids to 4 different schools through all the rain and mud puddles? School lunches, snacks and homework? Sometimes it feels less like juggling and more like I'm jumping through hoops to get everything done.  Usually after the first month the kids settle into their own routines to get all their schoolwork done. At least will still have our evenings together, helps to get out all the extra energy out. 

There will always be time to spend on our love of hula hooping and sunsets at the bay and enjoy family fun time!!

Watching them all play together always brings a smile to my face, and to keep up there smiles throughout the long school day, I like to add
 Goldfish® Snacks into the lunch boxes.

Since this year I will officially have 3 teenagers in the house, they now like to pack their own lunches and it usually includes extra Goldfish® Snacks to share with all their friends.

Find more inspiration on the Goldfish Youtube Channel HERE.

Clean Summer Getaway

Summer vacation is in full swing, tons of beach time and day trips, which means lots of time in the minivan and lots of dirt, sand and let's not forget the summer insects. So a stop at Walmart for Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva to complete our summer must-have list, and help keep it all that mess at bay, with 99.9% germ killing strength and specially designed to clean and disinfect a variety of stains on a variety of surfaces it's bad news for germs, good news for our family vacations. 

Viva Big Rolls is 40% more Viva per roll and towel area compared to Viva® Regular Roll, to keep us rolling despite all the spills, and that 3 day old mocha-latte was no match for Clorox and Viva.

Visit your local Walmart and pick up your own Clean Squad of Viva paper towels and Clorox cleaning spray!
 July 5th, save $1 off any Viva Paper Towels 6 pack or larger. Starting June 21st save $.50 off any Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Spray varieties. 

Join in on the fun with My OREO Flavor Creation: Circus Peanut OREO

My OREO Flavor Creation is inspired by my childhood and what has been my favorite candy for decades, there's nothing better than a circus peanut, I can't remember at what age I finally realized that they weren't actually peanuts, it was probably around age 12. But it wasn't until this year that I was told what the actual flavor of a circus peanut is, and from what I was told, it's banana. I'm really on the fence about that, so I'll stick with calling them "circus peanut flavor". 

Then during 2006 while I was pregnant with my youngest child, I discovered Golden OREO Cookies. I won't even begin to guess how many packages of cookie I ate that summer and from that my OREO Flavor Creation was born.

Fast forward almost 11 years from eating my first Golden OREO Cookies and it's time to celebrate again!

Joining the circus was something I dreamt about as a kid, so why not make it a reality and have our very own backyard three ring circus with all our friends!

What's your OREO Cookie creation

Make your very own flavor creation and share to have a chance to win with My OREO Creation Contest:
 You could WIN $500,000 and have your creation in stores all across the U.S.
No PURCH NEC. 50 US/D.C./PR 18+. 
Enter by: 7/14/17.

Southern Style: Country Time Orange Lemonade Twist

Summertime here is so wonderful, a gentle breeze coming of the water, the kids are enjoying all the free time, and it's great to sit out in the yard with a tall glass of our favorite COUNTRY TIME Lemonade in the evening, after a short bicycle ride up to our local Walmart to grab the ingredients needed, and a few minutes in the kitchen to prepare the drinks, we were ready to watch the sunset over the bay.

COUNTRY TIME Orange Lemonade Twist

COUNTRY TIME Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
2 Cups Cold Water
2 Cups Cold Orange Juice
1 Bottle Cold ginger ale


Simply grab and mix the ingredients from the recipe at

Since we love our Sweet Tea here in the south I added a little more twist to our Country Time Orange Lemonade Twist:

1 Dozen Frozen Ice Tea Ice Cubes
2 oranges sliced
Mint Leaves

Walmart has everything we needed to coordinate our drink with my daughter's citrus themed outfit, totally unintentional, but adorable!

Delicious Drink Recipes with Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate!

On a hot summer day here in the south, I want nothing more than a tall glass of something cold, and as a avid coffee drinker, Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate makes it easy. I love creating fun new ways to have my coffee and stay cool, Alabama summers for lack of any other word, HOT! But my coffee doesn't have to be!

My go too sweet treat favorite when I'm in the mood to pamper myself, I love mixing my Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate with more than my usual.

Caramel Cookies and Cream Cold Brew Milk Shake


4 Scoops Caramel Cookie Crunch Gelato

1 cup Coconut milk


Crumbled Caramel Creme Cookies

1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1/8 Cup Powdered Sugar

In a blender as the milk, Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate and gelato, mix until well blended. The pour in to glass, hand mix the sugar and heavy whipping cream, top the drink with it, then add your crushed up cookies and enjoy!

Here's my simple but delicious everyday coffee at home, I simply mix my Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate with a few ingredients to make the perfect drink:

Cold Brew on Ice


Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate House Blend
(I mix as directed 1 part water and 1 part Gevalia Cold Brew Concentrate)

3 Frozen Cold Brew Ice Cubes


I found my favorites in the coffee aisle at Walmart, looking forward to a refreshing summer!

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