Helping women stay active and fit

Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage with ages ranging from their 20’s to 80 years old. That’s 1 in 3 American women! In support of the millions of women who may need a different kind of underwear, Depend introduces Silhouette Active Fit briefs, a new moderate-absorbency brief featuring a thin design for complete comfort and a lower rise+ for an underwear-like look, fit and feel. available in black and beige colors. Whether you need a little protection after having kids, surgery or various other reasons, Depends is helping women everywhere to stay active.

The Depend brand is also entering year three of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, Depend is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.

Visit Depend website to get a free samples by clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.

Support the cause and get a free sample of Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs at

Today’s post is sponsored by Depend, but my love for their Silhouette Active Fit Brief is all my own!

Nurture with Nature Valley & a giveaway

 Nature Valley Cereal is both delicious and wholesome, with simple ingredients that allows us to make a wide variety of morning meals, from an easy bowl of cereal to a layered yogurt parfait, it fit perfectly into our morning ritual, simplicity is key but so is the goodness, I love starting out my day with a warm cup of coffee, reading up on my favorite blogs, and conversation over a bowl of Nature Valley Cereal. Then it’s off on our walk to school and it truly helps rejuvenates the mind, body and soul for the rest of the day.

Save with the $1 off Nature Valley Cereal coupon at Publix and scroll down to enter my $15 giveaway!


Reading the back of a cereal box never gets old.

New line of Nature Valley Cereal, which boasts three flavors, 23 grams of whole grain, and at least 11 grams of protein per serving, 100% natural, whole grain cereal includes Honey Oat Clusters, Chocolate Oat Clusters and Baked Oat Bites. 

Print a $1 off coupon to use at Publix so they can join in on the delicious breakfast! 
 buy-one-get-one offer (“BOGO”) available from 2/25 to 3/2.

 $15 giveaway for Ramblings From Utopia blog readers!

(1) go to to check out Nature Valley Cereal and see the three new products 
   (2) visit to print the $1.00 off coupon. 
(3) Come back to this blog story and leave a comment for your official giveaway entry. 
Please include in your comment which new flavor they plan on purchasing and can’t wait to try!

Please note: Winner will be paid via PayPal and must supply an email address in you win.

Egg Shell & Flower Spring Centerpieces

I’ve been busy pruning back the trees and cleaning out the flowerbeds, I hated to have to toss
 all the pretty clippings into the compost pile so I came up with three really easy table 
centerpieces so we could enjoy all the beautiful flowers. 
The first one I made by punching 9 holes in the metal lid of a Del Monte fruit jar , the holes
 in 2 hole sizes to accommodate different stems.
Next was a french lemonade bottle, it’s really good lemonade we got ours at T.J. Maxx but
 the sell the same drink at World Market too.
Then finally I added some soil into our left over egg shells, I thought they were beautiful and had 
been saving the cleaned out shells on my kitchen window sill for some time now waiting to
turn them into something special and the ceramic egg cartons were my find of the week for $2.99 at T.J. Maxx!

Be Good To Yourself

Nothings better than being given full reign to eat any moon pie that’s thrown my way, followed by a warm cup of coffee. I love Mardi Gras season but once it’s over and the tulips begin to pop, spring is just around the corner, it’s time to change out my winter breakfast habits and be good to myself. I put down that marshmallow pie and headed into our local Smoothie King with my daughter, we were tempted but opted to forgo the king cake smoothie and went for their High Protein Almond Mocha and Greek Yogurt Peach Papaya. Smoothie King food truck comes to my kids school a few times a month, good to know their bring these nutritious drink to help keep the students energy up for learning!

Oh how I’m going to miss those fresh out of the oven king cakes, but I need to re-energize, beach season is almost here. There’s lots of hiking and kayaking trips already planned and I really need to make sure I’m at the top of my game.

So true, 2016 the year I’ve vow to be good to myself.
Smoothie King has 20 Meal Replacement Smoothies that span Slim, Fitness, and Wellness blends, all with the goal of helping you reach your goal of a healthier lifestyle, I’m so excited to try each one of these!
¥ Gladiator® Chocolate*
¥ Gladiator® Strawberry*
¥ Gladiator® Vanilla*
¥ The Activator® Chocolate
¥ The Activator® Vanilla
¥ Lean1® Chocolate
¥ Lean1® Strawberry
¥ Lean1® Vanilla
¥ Lean1® Tropical
¥ Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana
¥ Vegan Mango Kale
¥ Greek Yogurt Pineapple Mango
¥ Greek Yogurt Strawberry Blueberry
¥ Greek Yogurt Peach Papaya
¥ The Shredder™ Chocolate
¥ The Shredder™ Strawberry
¥ The Shredder™ Vanilla**
¥ High Protein Almond Mocha
¥ High Protein Banana
High Protein Chocolate
Nutritional Call Outs
Under 400 calories (Based on 20oz Serving), minimum of 10 grams of protein and 35 grams of quality carbs.
Protein and fiber keeps you feeling full, longer.
High in protein, highly nutritious, and highly filling.
*Gladiator® is dependent upon how it’s made
**The Shredder – Vanilla has 31g carbs
If you have a favorite I’d love to hear from you, leave a comment about which Smoothie is top your #changeameal list!
$1,000 Reasons To Change A Meal
Stop depriving yourself to reach your health and weight loss goals. Instead, make 2016 the year of more. More nutrients. More self-care. More purpose! Increase your chances to win every time you enjoy a Meal Replacement Smoothie and post your #changeameal smoothie selfies or a social comment using the same hashtag (#changeameal). You’ll be entered to win Smoothies For A Year, a gift card to Southwest Airlines, a YMCA membership and more.
Smoothie King will select and notify winners via social media comments and/or email. Smoothie King will ship all prizes within 6 weeks of prize claiming by the winner.
(Posting a photo is not a requirement to enter the competition)
Timing: December 28 – March 31
Share your goal to get started at! You’ll be entered to win prizes and earn more chances to win every time you post #changeameal smoothie selfies.
Join the e-Kingdom to get a $2.99 coupon and #changeameal.
Earn rewards every time you #changeameal! Get the free loyalty app.