Showing posts with label chocolate

 With Father’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to think about all the Fathers you need to get a gift for. From your Father, Grandfather, to your husband, it’s time to celebrate the men in our lives! This sponsored post is really coming at a great time because I was just thinking about how I could share with you some new products I’ve recently learned about. I believe they are perfect Father’s Day gift ideas for every budget to help take the stress out of shopping for Father’s Day.

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget!

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

 Are there NFL football fans in your family? My husband and I are fans of the game and always root on the home team, which for us is the Tennessee Titans. Our Titans did so well this year, that it was a sad moment when we lost last Sunday’s game. At least we have the Superbowl on February 7th to look forward to. We’ll be tuning in to and partaking in all the game day fun even if our team isn’t playing. To us, and most fans, it’s just not game day if you don’t have food and snacks! Thanks to today’s sponsor, Sugar Plum Chocolates, I’ll be serving up gourmet nuts and cookies which make perfect game day snacks.

Snack Tins for the Win!

Gourmet Nuts and Cookies make perfect Game Day Snacks

Hello June and hello to summer with all it’s fun activities! One of my families favorite summer activities is having cookouts or bonfires where we serve S’mores for dessert. There’s just something so wholesome and fun about serving this dessert and now, thanks to Stuffed Puffs latest creation, we can have yummy double chocolate S'mores dessert to welcome summer!

Stuffed Puffs for the Summer Dessert Win- S’mores!

Yummy Double Chocolate S’mores dessert to welcome summer

This Friday, the twenty-first is the official start to summer! Yay - (again ) since most of us with kids in school had the unofficial start of summer over Memorial Day weekend. Now that summer is really “officially” here; it’s time for more BBQ’s, pool days, camping, potlucks and bonfires. The one thing all of these fun summer activities have in common is good food and nothing says summer more than happy people with sticky fingers from their Smores.  If you and your family love Smores too, why not kick off summer with Stuffed Puffs? 


Kick off summer with a new take on Smores #ad
It’s a special day at our house- we have made it through another full week of back to school! Friday means slowing down, no alarms going off at 5:15 am on Saturday and because I’m feeling festive- a giveaway for you! 

I love kicking off the weekend with a giveaway any chance I get and you are in for a sweet treat this time. My thanks to Fiber One for sending me a cute tote bag, coupons and complimentary Fiber One bars to try and giveaway. All opinions and love of Friday’s and sweet treats are my own.

Fiber One Cheesecake bars tote and new flavors #giveaway

Keeping good for you, or at the very least better for you snacks in the pantry for my family is a priority for me all year, but most especially when school is in session. My girls get off the bus famished every afternoon. I always have bowls of fresh fruit available and they eat multiple servings a day- but sometimes they just want something sweet and the new Fiber One cheesecake bars are a treat my family can’t resist.

Fiber One Chocolate cheesecake bars

The first box opened was the chocolate Fiber One cheesecake bars and I can see why. I adore most everything chocolate myself, so I was happy to let the girls grab a bar and take it with us as we ran errands after school. 

Treat yourself to Fiber One chocolate cheescake bars

They gave the sweet, chocolatey, chessecakey bar high praise and said it really was a sweet treat! I can feel good about serving Fiber One bars because they have 20% daily value of fiber with each small bar having 5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of fat and 150 calories. 

Fiber One Key Lime pie cheesecake bars

When my husband got home from work and asked for a quick snack before dinner snack, I offered him a Fiber One Cheesecake bar and he chose the Key Lime pie bars and loved it!! 

Treat yourself to Fiber One Key Lime pie cheesecake bars

The next day, the girls took a Key Lime pie cheesecake bar to school and believe it or not chocolate lovers everywhere- my family prefers the Fiber One Key Lime pie bars over the Chocolate!

I invite you to learn more about Fiber One Cheesecake bars by visiting their website. For more information and inspiration connect with them on Pinterest and Facebook

Win It:

Fiber One Cheesecake bars prize pack

Thanks to the great team at Fiber One, one lucky reader will win this prize pack! 1 cute Fiber One cheesecake bars tote, 1 box each of Fiber One Chocolate Cheesecake Bars, 1 box Fiber One Key Lime pie cheesecake bars and two coupons for free boxes to use later. 


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel.

Good luck!

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It has been a long week here at my house. Full of busy work days and after school activities 
that could have easily pushed me to the fast food line on a number of occasions, but thankfully since I’m a Balance Bar Insider; I had a secret weapon in my purse and could say yes to their new Chocolate mint cookie crunch bars without any guilt! My thanks to Balance Bar for sending me complimentary products for today’s post and giveaway. All love of chocolate and healthy snacks are my own.  

My WAHM Plan tries new Chocolate mint cookie crunch #BalanceBars

I’m going to be honest with you; I do not always practice healthy eating habits. I make sure my family eats all meals in a timely fashion, but for some reason- I don’t always sit down to a proper lunch during the week.  My kids are at school; my husband is at work, so it’s easy for me to nibble on fruit or cheese while I work in my home offices, or around the house. By the time the kids get home and we have to get to a rehearsal or club, I’m famished!  Balance Bars help keep me going.
Balance Bars offer healthy portions of  protein, carbs and fat
The great thing about the new Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bars, besides the fantastic flavor, is that they truly are a balanced snack or light meal alternative.  Check out their nutrition facts:
  • 200 Calories
  • 14g Protein
  • 2g Fiber
  • Balanced 40-30-30 Nutrition
  • Low Glycemic Index (33)
  • 23 Vitamins & Minerals
  • Excellent Source of Antioxidants

See all that protein? That means a quick boost of energy, but Balance Bars are so much more than just a protein bar. Their precise 40-30-30 nutrition plan promotes slow glycemic response, which helps keep your blood sugar levels in a normal range.  

My WAHM Plan: Take a bite out of hunger with Balance Bars

I’m thankful to have these bars on hand while running yet another errand after school with my girls. Who, by the way, LOVE these tasty bars more than I do! While I do like these minty good cookies, they get a bit too sweet for me by the end of the bar, so I prefer their natural Bare bars which you can learn more about on my post here 

I invite you to learn more about all the Balance Bars available and where you can purchase 

them by visiting their website and by following them on Twitter.  While at their site, be 

sure to read their 40-30-30 nutrition facts. 

Win It: 
Win Balance Bar Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch bars on

One lucky reader will receive a box of 6 or more Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch Balance Bars! 

No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

Good Luck!

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Many thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to live in the moment with my princesses!

We fell asleep last night to the gently falling snow and awoke to a bright and snowy scene. There wasn’t enough snow to build a proper snow man, but my girls still had to get out there and play in the rare treat that is snow in middle Tennessee.  Soon enough, the magic wore off and in they came, changed their clothes and then announced they were hungry and bored. 

My #tween is bored. #PopSecretForts to the rescue

What’s a mom to do? I whipped out the box of Pop Secret popcorn and suggested we make a pillow fort like we used too when they were younger. My teen and tween looked at each other and happily agreed. 

Pop Secret regular butter flavored popcorn

First, we decided to make a snack worthy of a princess day, so we invented Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch! This is super easy to make and you may already have the 3 ingredients on hand. 


  • 1 bag of regular buttered flavor Pop Secret Popcorn
  • 1 squeeze bottle of chocolate syrup
  • 1 squeeze bottle of caramel syrup


Microwave the Pop Secret popcorn according to directions. Place in large bowl and allow to cool until it no longer steams.

Pop Secret Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch ingredients

Now, let your kids have fun adding as much of the syrups they want to make their own special version of Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch! Of course, you’ll want to change the name if you have boys. The point is to have fun with this and let the kids sneak bites...

Pop Secret is always a favorite snack

and be as loud and as messy as they want. In other words- let you kids be kids! Thankfully, my girls who are a bit older now, decided not to go too overboard with the syrups.

chocolate drizzle on Pop Secret Popcorn

We all had such a good time making this easy, yet tasty treat. Even this older princess thoroughly enjoyed letting loose and laughing and eating with them. 

Chocolate-Caramel Princess Crunch

This super yummy creation was way to hard to resist. You have to try it if you love sweet and salty treats!

Then it was pillow fort time for the princesses!

Outside our princess pillow fort #PopSecretForts

This sheet has served as our fort door and roof for a lot of years, so it was fun getting it back out of the linen closet and borrowing clamps from their Daddy. The girls and I added lots of soft, comfy blankets and pillows and transformed a corner of our living room into princess headquarters; complete with their Pop Secret Chocolate-Caramel Princess crunch!

My princesses inside their pillow fort #PopSecretForts

The girls had so much fun in their fort, they asked if it could stay up all weekend- just like when they were little and I happily agreed.

Make your own #PopSecretForts and join the fun!

Pop Secret knows that fun, like popcorn, is better when it’s shared. Send Pop Secret your pillow fort stories and pictures on Facebook. You can upload them right to the Pop Secret timeline and tag them #PopSecretForts. They might just share a little something back! And when you visit the Pop Secret Facebook page you can download a coupon for $1 off, along with a customizable flag to name and claim your pillow fort! 

I look over at my not so little princesses and take in their smiling faces, storing this happy moment in my mind for later, when life gets crazy busy again. 

Why not take time out this weekend to get in touch with your inner kid again and build a pillow fort with your kids too? And make it super special by serving up Pop Secret!

Please share in comments: 

What fun, kid activity do you enjoy doing with you kids? Are you a pillow fort builder? A push me higher on the swinger? Share you happy moments!

Almost Wordless Wednesday- Waiting on Winter

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, December 04, 2013

When December rolls around we Kinsman's want to drink this:

And bundle up and walk around the local town square on a crisp December night to enjoy these:

Come on Mother Nature, stop toying with us here in middle Tennessee with your 72 degree days!

We need a little Christmas Now! 

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? 

Girls best friends:shoes and chocolate (Contests)

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, September 30, 2013
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Happy Monday Readers! I simply can not believe we are putting September to bed and staring October in the eye.  Let the pre-holiday planning begin!

But before you get too busy, how about a couple of quick contests to enter while you're on Facebook today?

First up: Shoes! Not just any shoes ladies, Sole Rebels!
Love these shoes!
5 Grand Prizes exclusively from Whole Mom & soleRebels! Plus, an awesome sole Rebels Walk Naked tee shirt. Click HERE to enter.  Good luck! 

Next up: Chocolate! 

Enter to win Sjaak's organic Chocolates Holiday Giveaway!

Doesn't this chocolate look amazing? You could give it as a gift or keep this prize for yourself. Either way, you got to click HERE to enter to win! 

Good luck! 

Which contest would you rather win? It's a really tough call, but I'm going with the organic chocolate.

While you are on Facebook, I invite you to stop by and "like" my blogs page. Once you have, leave me a comment with your link and I will return the favor!

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