The Delicious Healthy Treat Idea SoyJoy

SoyJoy Win $1,000My family was able to test out a new healthy snack called SOYJOY which is made with ground whole soybeans and real fruit! We received a few bars and so far have tested the banana and the blueberry flavored bars. I must admit I wasn’t too keen on the blueberry, my sons loved the banana one they shared and my daughter is hoping to grab a strawberry SOYJOY bar this week for school snack. I love that this product is made with real fruit as our family is big on eating fruits!

I was able to get the kids to actually eat it once they were beyond the fact that it didn’t have the appearance of a candy bar or other sugary treat! I was excited to see that all three children loved to take a bite and taste test them. The banana tasted almost like banana bread which is a favorite of mine.


SOYJOY is hosting the Second Chances Contest. Share your story about a time you did not make the best first impression, but with a second chance, turned it into a joyous ending! You’ll have a chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes. Entries can be submitted in the form of a 30-second video or a 100-word written story. Don’t wait! The submission period ends October 3.

In order to enter yourself into this contest you may Like SoyJoy on Facebook to read all the details as well as to find out how to submit your story!

Good luck entering this contest and if you have tested SoyJoy before please leave a comment telling me what you think about this new healthy treat?

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of SOYJOY and received samples of their nutritional bars to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Car Troubles, Busy Schedule & Stress

I am super frustrated with car troubles, the idea of finding a place to rent, school, soccer, girl scouts and well of course running my blog and my business. It seems I always end up with stuff piling high on my plate and my friends can’t believe I am not losing my mind with all that piles up. I am used to life being like this, if it’s not one thing it’s everything, seriously!

I don’t know how many times in the past five years I’ve been tested with stressful situations. I usually take a breather, relax and believe that whatever is meant to be, will be. That type of positive attitude and go getter personality helps me move forward in a positive way that makes things all better. It may take a week, two weeks or months but I know in my heart this too shall pass!

Without the positive attitude I possess I would become like many of my friends and family I see stressing out over the little things, so I am thankful that I have this positive attitude. My children love it so much that when my daughter was asked who her hero was at school she wrote about me, her mother, and my positive attitude. Basically she stated that I solve all her problems no matter what and she has a smile on her face when I show my positive attitude to solve her problems.

It’s great to hear that my children have faith in my positive attitude and actually notice that I have that type of personality! Right now both mine and Justin’s car is acting up, Miss Ki started school & soccer, then in a couple of weeks she starts girl scouts from there I have the two boys who I am going to attempt to work with this school year since AJ is not potty trained I didn’t put him in preschool. I am going to be one busy Mama that is all I can say!

So what has piled on your plate so far this Fall? Have you the positive attitude I have to take one day at a time and know that whatever is meant to be, will be?

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CLOSED Walt Disney Pictures Presents SECRETARIAT & A Giveaway


I am so excited that I get to host a giveaway for Walt Disney Pictures movie SECRETARIAT coming out in theaters October 8!  First I want to tell you a bit about SECRETARIAT.

Genre: Drama Rating: PG

Based on a TRUE STORY {that always catches my attention}

Based on the remarkable true story, “Secretariat” chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

The Giveaway

Are you ready to go watch SECRETARIAT in style on October 8 when it hits theaters? Well today you get a chance to win some awesome stylish wear …

secretariat prize packageOne lucky person will win everything shown above: 1 men’s t-shirt, 1 women’s t-shirt, 1 youth t-shirt, and one hat.

Giveaway starts today and ends at 11:59pm on October 8, 2010

Open to US only

Multiple Ways to Enter, choose any or all of the following:

  • Like SECRETARIAT on Facebook. Leave a comment with your Facebook profile name.
  • Follow @secretariatfilm and @brandyellen and @DisneyPictures on Twitter. Leave your Twitter username below in a comment.
  • Tweet up to 2 times max per day. Leave a link to your Tweet - copy and paste the following into twitter – all other tweets will NOT count: Enter to win @secretariatfilm Shirts and hats with @brandyellen ends 10/8 #giveaway
  • Share this giveaway on your blog or Facebook page through a blog post or FB note. Leave a link to your Facebook profile or blog post URL in a comment below. (please use when linking to this giveaway)
  • Add Happily Blended’s blog button to your website/blog (copy the code in right hand sidebar). Leave a comment with a link as to where I can find my button.
  • Subscribe to Happily Blended via email or RSS. Leave a comment with the method you have subscribed.
  • Follow Happily Blended through Google Friend Connect publicly (Happy Friends), seen in right hand sidebar. Leave a comment with your GFC username.
  • Leave a comment on another non-giveaway blog post, hint click on another menu bar beside giveaways for non-giveaway blog posts. Leave a comment below telling me which blog post you left a comment on.

Good luck and Have fun!

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English Muffin Pizzas

Before I went grocery shopping last week I decided to go through my cupboard and see what I could find down there. Not only did I realize I have like three jars of salsa {can we say prepared for nachos?} but I saw I had a jar of pizza sauce. Not sure when I bought it but it hadn’t expired. My mind started thinking what can I do with pizza sauce besides the obvious, make a pizza, and then suddenly it dawned on me what my friend does. My friend used to make english muffin pizzas on occasion when our kids would play together.


I thought what a great idea for lunches over the weekend and so my boys helped me make some on Friday and then again on Saturday we made some with my daughter. I couldn’t get AJ to eat the english muffin pizzas nor would Baby K but they all had a blast making them. Justin put in a request and so AJ had fun pretending to complete orders like we were in a restaurant, it was adorable.

We used pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese, each pizza was made to order based on what each of us preferred. It was a fun family time and delicious lunch time afterwards!


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CLOSED Sunset KeyChains Asian Garden Purse Hanger Giveaway

fkphangasiangardenToday I get to share with you a great product called the Asian Garden Purse Hanger which is a fantastic addition to any home. This comes in a great velvet like case and is reasonably priced at just $13.49 currently on site. If you are looking for a stylish, carry around way to hang your purse at home or while on the road this is the product!

Being new to testing out or even hearing about a product of this kind I knew I just had to get it. Of course the Asian Garden Purse Hanger is gorgeous and light weight but it’s convenient, something I can take along with me while still being able to have room for all the kiddies things I usually carry along in my purse when on road trips.

I thought this product would make a great holiday gift idea this year for your loved one! Today I get to offer a chance for you to win this item for free, so here goes ….

Giveaway is open to US and closes at 11:59pm on September 25, 2010.

Must complete the required entry as per the request of Sunset Key Chains. All other entries can be completed after first required entry has been done.
How Giveaway Winners Are Chosen

REQUIRED ENTRY: Follow one of Sunset Key Chains blogs through Google Friend Connect. The Key Chain Kid or Sunset Key Chains blog. Leave a comment that you did this and what your Google Friend Connect username is.


  • Blog about this giveaway linking to both this giveaway blog post and Sunset Key Chains blog ( Leave a comment with a link to your blog post.
  • “Like” Sunset Key Chains on Facebook. Leave a comment with your Facebook Profile Name.
  • Follow @sunsetkeychains and @brandyellen on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter username.
  • Tweet up to THREE times max per day about this giveaway, copy and paste the following: @brandyellen is giving away @sunsetkeychains Asian Garden Purse Hanger #giveaway Leave a comment with a link to your tweet(s).
  • Subscribe to Happily Blended blog via email or RSS, see links in right hand sidebar. Leave a comment with which method you have subscribed.
  • Leave a comment on another non-giveaway blog post, click on any menu option above except giveaways and you should find something to comment on. Leave a comment below telling me which blog post you left a comment on.
  • Become a Happy Friend by following Happily Blended through Google Friend Connect.
  • Add to your blog roll either with link or adding my button (see code to copy in right hand sidebar). Leave a comment telling me where I can find my link on your blog/website.

Good luck and Have Fun Entering!

Disclosure: I received the product referenced in this review/giveaway post for free. All opinions are based on that of my own experience with the product.

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