VitaTops: Indulge Smart from the Heart



Most of the time we are running out the door every morning in 4 different direction, I love having fresh bake goods ready for the kiddos when they wake up but it's not always doable and the usual alternatives aren't really our kind of morning fix. So when I discovered VitaTops™ MuffinTops, I couldn't have been more excited, except when I read they are low fat, high fiber and only made with clean and simple ingredients. Each of the MuffinTops has its own unique health benefits from Organic ingredients, Superfoods like flax & Chia seed, protein-rich and Gluten Free. Yay!!!





Our local Publix has the Deep Chocolate and Wild Blueberry muffin top on isle 14 in the frozen section, now we can indulge in delicious muffin tops, even when I don't have time to bake I can still surprise the kids, and better yet turn them into fun shapes on Valentine's Day or make yummy nut butter and fluff filled muffin sandwiches for their lunch boxes.





...One happy shopper, she found her favorite VitaTops!

Click on the video to shape and create your own heart shaped VitaTops muffins:


Chinese New Year Parade: Year of the Rooster

We live in a small community full of big hearts and fun spirits. I've lived here almost 2 decades and try never to miss a Chinese New Year Parade, this was their 21st year of celebrating bringing together families through adoption. Children not only from China but other countries parade to wish everyone luck, happiness and good health in the new year.








Chinese New Year 2017 begins a year of the Rooster. Though it's considered a bad year for "Roosters": people born in a Rooster year and they must take take precautions to avoid misfortune.

Year Of the Dragon Fun HERE:





Martin Luther King, Jr., Remembered.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

-Martin Luther King, Jr.


 We joined in on the MLK Day events, walking with hundreds down Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and visiting the Africatown museum along with a stop at the Old Plateau Cemetery, known as the Africatown graveyard which is the final resting place of enslaved Africans, African-Americans, and a Buffalo Soldier.




The Africatown burial ground dates back to 1876, sixteen years after Africans arrived on the Clotilda which was one of the last documented slave ships to leave Africa for the Americas. The northern area of the graveyard is the older section where the remains of Clotilda survivors have been found through an archaeological preservation project directed by the College of William and Mary. The historic annals of Africatown are chiseled upon tombstones in this graveyard.




We love are state of Alabama, and it is definitely better off than back in the 1960's, but we still have a ways to go to heal this country and be united.



Adding some spring in my morning step with belVita Biscuits



Mid-winter is always and interesting and busy time of year here on the gulf coast. Sometimes I find myself mowing the lawn in January other times we wake up to frozen koi ponds and fountains. This year is no different, the threat of a few flakes gets all the kids excite when the blooming azaleas brighten the breakfast table, while I enjoy some wonderful satsumas from my neighbor's tree she left at my door and the new strawberry yogurt belVita Breakfast sandwiches to fill me up before walking the kids to school.



The cool mornings would make for a sluggish start if I didn't have belVita Biscuits supplying me with a steady nutritious energy to keep you going until lunchtime, added with some fruit and dairy and I feel like I'm back in London after 20 years, but the kids aren't buying my fake accent as I enjoy these scrumptious biscuits and apparently it's doesn't amuse them for me to call the school bus a trolley. A girl can dream, can't she?!


We had some pretty bad storms and the weather has turned cool again, but Mother Nature made up for it with another fabulous cloud display!



Return to your nearest participating Walmart on Saturday, January 7th or Sunday, January 8th for a special belVita Breakfast in-store event. Each location will offer belVita Breakfast samples, exclusive savings, smoothies, giveaways and more. Events will take place at select Walmart locations between 12:30 pm – 6:30pm, check an event at your nearest store location. 

Storelli facing soccer’s biggest issue Head-on!




Even a friendly game between sisters requires some protection, it's all fun and games, so lets not get hurt!

This post is sponsored by Storelli, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Note: The Exoshield HeadGuard was specifically designed to provide protection against impact to the head and to reduce the incidence of cuts and bruises to covered areas. Although third-party testing confirms that the Exoshield HeadGuard significantly reduces the force of impact to covered areas, there is no conclusive data showing that the ExoShield HeadGuard prevents concussions, which can result from a combination of factors including, direct impact to the head.


We really love the Storelli ExoShield Head Guard, the girls can still wear their favorite hair styles while playing and protecting themselves.



Okay I think their friendly game just turned into a bunch of fun with no rules. Okay not quite a game of soccer but at least they're protected!



But what a beautiful sunset we had as the fun ended and it was time to head back home to finish our Thanksgiving holiday.



Be sure to check out the Storelli Exosheild Head Guard video!

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