It has been a busy chauffeuring week for me since my youngest daughter is a crew leader of preschoolers at our churches vacation bible school. With all the back and forth to church, doctor’s appointments and friend pick up and drop off- I needed a break this afternoon! I grabbed a favorite book, a glass of ice water and a sweet treat and headed to my favorite spot- my front porch.

Taking a break for a sweet on

I’ve been trying my best to eat healthier this summer, focusing on drinking more water and cutting back on my need for sweet treats. Notice I say cutting back- not cutting out! That’s why I was so excited to try the new Fiber One Cheesecake Bars in partnership with Linqia. 

I have been a fan of Fiber One Bars for some time now, as have my family, so I knew they would be excited to try these new bars and fulfill their #CheesecakeInstincts! I found the Salted Caramel Cheesecake bars while shopping at Publix and wanted to put two or three boxes in my cart, but decided to be nice and leave some for other shoppers.  

Fiber One #CheesecakeInstincts

As a matter of fact, starting today and going through 7/29, you can save on these Fiber One cheesecake bars in salted caramel or strawberry by heading over to Publix’s coupon site, and printing out or uploading a coupon to your loyalty card!

As soon as I got home, the kids wanted to try these sweet treats and I can’t say I blame them, just look at all that caramel!

Fiber One Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Each cheesecake bar has layers of graham crackers and creamy cheesecake, topped with delicious salted caramel and a drizzle of sweet icing on the top. Yum! With 5 grams of fiber and only 150 calories per bar, this truly is a good way to indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty!

Win It:

Thanks to the generous folks at Publix and Fiber One, you can win a $15.00 PayPal giveaway, where you can shop at Publix and pick up some Fiber One Cheesecake bars. You can learn more about Fiber One Cheesecake bars by visiting them on Facebook too. 

No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  My WAHM Plan is 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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It's Friday, so how about we have a giveaway to celebrate getting through another hot July week?

I grew up watching Scooby-Doo, so when TetherGroup sent out the email to their bloggers to share a Scooby Doo and Kiss Blu-Ray prize, I happily agreed. I didn't receive compensation, or products to host this giveaway. It's my way of saying thanks for reading my blog!

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu-ray Giveaway

About Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery:

"Get ready to Rock! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang team up with the one and only KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! We join the Gang at Kiss World – the all-things-Kiss theme park, as they investigate a series of strange hauntings. With help from Kiss, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria! The evil duos ghastly plan, to destroy the earth! Can the Gang's cunning and Kiss's power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!"

Play The Scooby Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Soundboard App:

Click around on the sound board to make classic Scooby-Doo sounds! Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

Download some fun Scooby-Doo and KISS activities:

Scooby-Doo and KISS Mask-

Scooby-Doo and KISS Rock and Roll Guitar:

Win it:

Thanks to our sponsor, Warner Home Entertainment, one lucky reader will receive a Scooby Doo and KISS Rock & Roll Mystery Blu-ray Combo Pack! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 


No purchase necessary to win. Open to U.S. residents 18+ years. This contest is not associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social channel. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. The prize will be sent from TetherGroup via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Enter! Good Luck!

Color of the Month - July 2015 - White

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, July 09, 2015

Hello summer white! How I love to see you in our closets, on  slip-covers and brides- and in our garden! This month's color was inspired by this almost perfect white rose from my flowerbed. It has a lovely scent too! 

White Rose in flower bed #garden

As always, I hope you like my color of the month pins too! 

Follow Linda A.'s board Color of the Month - July 2015 - White on Pinterest.

Please share in comments: Do you have anything white near you right now? It could be your t-shirt, a piece of paper, a flower. etc. 

Mediterranean Orchard iced tea recipe

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, July 07, 2015

With summer in full swing, I serve a lot of iced tea to my family and friends. Nothing is worse than going to the frig and seeing that my iced tea pitcher is almost empty again. That’s why I was thrilled to be selected to receive a complimentary box of TAZO tea blends, #NewWayToTea via Smiley 360 to try and share my thoughts with you. 

Summer sipping iced tea on the front porch

Iced tea lovers rejoice! There’s a simple way to get flavorful iced tea quickly. I was drawn to TAZO iced citrus bliss herbal tea bags on my recent shopping trip. This tea is described as an herbal infusion with beckoning notes of citrus, passion fruit & hibiscus. 

Doesn’t that sound delicious?

TAZO herbal tea citrus bliss

Making this beautifully fragrant herbal iced tea couldn’t be easier! Just boil 32 ounces of water to a boil. Pour boiling water over the filter bag in a 64 oz. pitcher, let steep for 5 minutes, and then pour another 32 ounces of cold water in. Serve chilled and iced.  I add a half cup of sugar, but next pitcher, I think I can get away with just a quarter cup sugar, this tea tastes so good!

If you like iced tea and lemonade together, this is your herbal tea! Just switch out the last 32 ounces of cold water with cold lemonade and enjoy!

There are several other new TAZO tea blends to try in either filter bags or concentrates:  

  • Iced peachy green tea
  • Iced sangria black tea
  • Iced passion tea

Iced citrus bliss tea with lime

I will be purchasing the iced sangria black tea concentrate next using my dollar off coupon so I can make the Mediterranean Orchard tea! Use this link to get your $1.50 off coupon and to learn more about their teas. 

Recipe: Mediterranean Orchard Tea:

  • 3 ounces TAZO, iced sangria black tea concentrate
  • 3 ounces peach nectar or pea juice
  • 1 ½ ounces lemonade
  • Frozen fruit like peaches, strawberries, blackberries
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

Please share in comments: What is your favorite iced tea flavor to sip in summer?

Wordless Wednesday: Watering

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The dog days of summer aren't upon us yet, but things are heating up in the south come July.  Watering is a daily chore that I really don't mind- most days. Happy July, happy gardening readers!

My WAHM Plan: front porch watering #gardening
The watering can peaking out of our front porch railing is a call to action for me.

gardening, south, container, flowers, petunia's
I'll be swapping out Petunia's for Begonia's soon enough.

My WAHM Plan: watering Rosemary
Rosemary likes a a nice cool drink of water.

My WAHM Plan: watering and gardening in the south
Sometimes a light misting on plants and people is in order.

Please share in comments: What are you watering daily? Herbs? Flowers? Tomatoes?

We are not a gluten free family, but several of my daughters friends who visit our home have dietary restrictions, so when I was asked to review the NoGii line of protein bars, why protein powder and The G Free Diet book by Elisabeth Hasselbeck for free as part of the MomsMeet blogger group, I happily agreed. My opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

My WAHM Plan tries gluten free products

I received a box full of goodies, much to the delight of my daughters, who live to try new protein bars. Created by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Gluten-Free Mom, Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host, and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The G-Free Diet” and “Deliciously G-Free.

About NoGii Products:

NoGii is a line of certified gluten-free protein bars, protein powders, and paleo bars. Made from high quality and sustainably sourced premium ingredients, all products have an ideal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or hydrogenated oils. 

NoGii offers a variety of choices to provide you and your family with good, clean, certified gluten-free, and nutritional food choices that fit your active lifestyle.

We received boxes of high protein bars in:

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp- 30 g protein, 390 calories
  • Peanut butter & Chocolate- 20 g protein, 230 calories
  • Cocoa & Brownie- 20 g protein, 220 calories
  • Chocolate & Mint- 17 g protein, 230 calories
  • Chocolate Coconut- 17 g protein 240 calories

My Thoughts:

Even though my whole family enjoyed these high protein bars, and found them quite tasty and satisfying, I had to remind them that they each packed a pretty big calorie load and must be factored into our daily healthy living goals. 

Personally, I found the paleo bars a much better choice for my goals and dietary needs. All bars are free of dairy, soy, high fructose/corn syrup, gluten, trans fat and peanuts making them a perfect on the go snack for our busy schedules.  

My WAHM Plan tried Paleo bars

My favorite Paleo bar is Nuts and Berries, which has 4 grams of protein and just 180 calories. My daughters love the Paleo Nuts about Nuts bars, which have 5 grams of protein and 200 calories. Unfortunately none of us liked the flavor of the Nuts about Tropical fruit bars, which have 4 grams of protein and 190 calories. There was a hint of soapiness to the bar that we all found off putting.

The Vanilla Bean whey and quinoa protein powder made a delicious, satisfying after work out drink, with none of the bloating I felt using soy based products, so I’m thrilled with this product as well.

About the G Free Diet Book:

"For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn't figure out what was making her sick.  She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have the answers. It wasn't until spending time in the Australian outback, living off the land, on the grueling TV Survivor show, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished.Returning home, she pinpointed the food that had been making her sick- gluten, the binding element in wheat."

My Thoughts:

Elisabeth starts chapter one My G-Free journey with this “I learned about gluten the hard way. I wrote this book so you don’t have to.” While I don’t subscribe to some of Elisabeth’s opinions on living gluten free whether you need to or not, I found The G free Diet book to be informative and helpful in navigating the gluten free lifestyle.  I now know to shop for and cook for company who come to our home.

If you are interested in learning more about Elisabeth’s journey from pain to loving what she eats, please visit to learn more about her books and product line, or follow them Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where you can enter to win a trip to New York City, where you’ll meet and have lunch with Elisabeth Hasselbeck! To enter, visit, look for the link for the contest, and complete the entry form. Hurry! Contest ends on July 31st, 2015.

Please share in comments: Do you or someone you know follow a gluten free lifestyle?

Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

LASHEM Lashes 3-in-1 Eye Bright Giveaway

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, June 26, 2015
I'm always interested in trying new beauty products, so I was delighted when I was selected to help LASHEM promote this giveaway via Brand Backer. I will receive a sample of this product soon, so stay tuned for my review.

I had never heard of the LASHEM brand and you may be in the same position, so I'd like to share more about the company before the giveaway.


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The LASHEM brand was developed to help the everyday woman keep her youthful glow. It is a reflection of a healthy and natural lifestyle to accommodate women everywhere - whether they choose to as a city girl in an office or from home as a mother. 

We are dedicated to promoting natural beauty in a world full of unrealistic beauty expectations. The LASHEM Natural Beauty Products line consists of mascara, anti-aging creams, and eyelash booster. A brand which combines natural ingredients for the highest quality possible. We offer anti-aging products that are natural and made in the United States.

About Lashes 3-in-1 Eye Bright Cream :

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Lashes 3-in-1 Eye Bright helps diminish dark circles and fine lines as it smooths the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. This paragon free, hypoallergenic formula is PETA Certified Cruelty Free and helps to hydrate, nourish, and condition the delicate eye-are keeping you looking and feeling your best.

This sounds like the perfect eye cream and I can't wait to try it and share my thoughts with you! 

Update: 7-7-15:  My Thoughts:

I'm liking how well this product helps with over look of puffiness. It does decrease redness, but takes a few minutes to completely dry. Wait till cream is no longer tacky on skin to put on concealer! 

Win It:

Entering is easy using the giveaway form below. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Good luck!


Please share in comments: What eye area beauty concern to you want to address most? Dark circles, fine lines, puffiness, or all?

Disclosure: This post is powered by BrandBacker. I received no compensation to share this giveaway. I will receive this product in the near future to review.