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!

MILKA OREO Chocolate & Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!

Seriously! Only 9 more days left until the end of school, with Lu’s piano recital over, all their exams over, and one graduation to attend, it’s been a whirlwind and now time to celebrate with a trip to Walmart for our favorite MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy! We first saw this over the holiday season, one showed up under the Christmas tree and what a treat! I was so excited to see more of this delicious chocolate in Walmart!

Food allergies limit my sweets, but no worries for me with MILKA OREO Chocolate.

We picked out our favorites, now it’s your turn and don’t forget to share a photo to win one of five $25 Walmart Gift Cards!

Look for more of my posts on Instagram and Twitter to enter and win!

Fuel the Knowledge with Pepperidge Farms Goldfish

How did I to get two teenagers to study over spring break? 

Almost the same as when I’d ask them to pick up their toys as a toddler, Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers and a walk outside to watch the sunset.

There’s no way around studying, less than 2 weeks before the 4 hour long test, kind of glad it wasn’t need when I was in high school, wish I had an older sister to help me with school work and grew up in such a beautiful place with sand instead of snow. 
But I can’t imagine how many more freckles I might have had, if there was this much sunlight my hometown of Buffalo.

As the kids get older it seems like things can get all the more crazier, and once the warm weather hits, which is right now, the kids are often struck by spring fever. Our solution is simple!

Fresh air, sunshine and fuel for our knowledge is key to happiness! 
Well not sure about everywhere, but here in lower Alabama on the Eastern Shore, we revel in its ceaseless beauty. 

A Healthy start to Spring Time!

Spring has sprung along the Gulf Coast and what a great time to get out and get into the flow. The all new VitaTops™ MuffinTops have spun their way into our family’s morning routine. They’re delicious, quick and only 100-150 calories, low-fat, high in fiber, made with clean and simple ingredients. 

We continued our Spring Break tradition and enjoyed an morning picnic surrounded by the colorful beauty of Spring, the air was clean and refreshing as we dined among the wildflowers and singing morning doves.

VitaTops MuffinTops varieties are made with Organic Deep Chocolate, Organic Wild Blueberry, Superfood CranBran, Protein Banana Chocolate Chip, Protein Lovers Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, I found our favorites at our local Publix.

 Enjoy your favorite VitaTops and Find out more at