The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: October 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

On my trip to Vegas, I came across an old friend I used to dream of all the time! 


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Power on the Go ~ Nomad 7 Solar Panel by Goal Zero Review + Mini Dock Giveaway!!

I bet you are like me. I am always scrambling to get power. Power for my phone, power for my laptop, net book and cameras.

It never fails when I am out traveling that my phone or camera will start dying and I start running around trying to find an outlet. My electronics have died on more than one occasion especially conferences and trips.

I recently got a Droid 4 and although I love it, I don't love that the battery life is shorter than I would like. If I leave it on too long, the battery drains quickly and I am out of luck. It is frustrating when you need to tweet out a picture or Facebook an adventure and you phone is dead and there is no outlet to be found!

When the people at Geekorize sent me the new Nomad 7 Solar Panel by Goal Zero to review, I was excited because this baby is power all the time and on the go. All you need is a little sunshine.

First let me give you a few specific about the Nomad 7 Solar Panel:
• Includes solar panel, DC adapter, USB cable, 12V Male cigarette adapter
• Solar charge cell phone in 1 to 2 hours via USB port
• Built-in pocket protects your device
• 30% smaller, 14 times more powerful than closest competitor
• Not compatible with tablet computers
• Foldable rugged design
• Weather resistant
• Measures 19” W x 9” H x 0.1” D, 13 oz.

I didn't have a chance to use my Nomad 7 charger until our trip to California and Nevada. I figured it was the perfect time to review a product that runs on the sun since we were going to be in Palm Springs and Las Vegas. And the week we were there, there was going to be a lot of sun and hot weather.

I have to admit that I wasn't convinced this would work. I am all about solar power but the Nomad 7 Solar Panel seemed pretty small and I had never used anything solar powered except a calculator.

The first day we were at the Renaissance Esmeralda resort, we decided to do nothing but sit at the pool all day. Of course, I was using my Sony Reader, tweeting, emailing and facebooking throughout the day. After a while I noticed that my phone was running at 60% and knew I had to charge it soon or else it was going to die before the day was over.

It was the perfect place to test out the Nomad 7. I pulled it out, placed it on the lounge chair next to us and plugged in my phone. It was easy to use. The nomad is like a tablet or a book. You unfold it and make sure it is getting sun.

I loved that it has a convenient pocket where you can slip in your device. This is great if you have to move around and even better to help keep your device out of the sun. While the solar panels must be in a sunny place, your device should not. So the pocket keeps it safe from overheating.

I was able to use my USB cord with the Nomad 7. I plugged in my phone and plugged it onto the Nomad's 12 volt adapter, that is attached to the panels. I immediately saw that my phone was charging. After half and hour I went to check on the charge and realized that it was not charging.

Luckily, Tom was there and he asked if I had left my phone on. I had. There were all sorts of programs running as well. He suggested that I either stop all the programs or turn off the phone and then charge it. I took his advice and turned off the phone. Then I left the Nomad 7 in full sun. Yes, I am sort of techie challenged.

After swimming, sunning and having lunch, I went to check on the phone. It had been about 2 hours and when I turned on the phone, it had charged 30% and was up to 90%! It had worked. This was handy because I was then able to start using my phone again. When I was done, I plugged it back into the Nomad and let it get fully charged. All this while I was relaxing by the pool, in the shade.

It did charge slowly but that is because the solar panels do not have the power of an outlet. But if you are traveling this is actually a great product. I think this device would be best for hikers or campers. Can you imagine not needing to find electricity and still being able to charge your devices? It's great. I know I will always slip the Nomad 7 into my luggage when traveling. It is not always easy to find an outlet when you need it.

Plus the Nomad is lightweight and skinny enough to slip into a purse or backpack. It can be easily attached to a backpack because it has reflective nylon cords all around. The Velcro closure keeps it closed tight and safe if you decide to keep your device in the pocket inside.

It was the perfect charger for being poolside as well. I not only used it at the Renaissance Esmeralda resort but also used it when we stayed at the Hotel California! I was able to charge my phone and my sister's phone at the same time while we were lounging by the pool.

Would I recommend this product? Yes. I think if you need easy charging, this is a great product to have. All you need is the sun. If you love hiking and doing outdoor stuff, this is the product for you as well. I am thrilled to have been able to indulge my geekiness with this product. I am usually not that techie but I am a geek for these products!

Thanks to the great peeps at Geekorize, I also have 2 cool gadgets to give away for you iPhone users. I have 2 mini docks for the iPhone or iPod. The Mini Dock allows you to keep your device off the floor and upright while charging. If you hate dealing with cords, this is the perfect charger because it plugs into your existing iPhone or iPod wall charger through the USB port. It is tiny and light and helps save you space!

I have two to giveaway because one was for me to review but then hubby got the new iPhone 5 and we couldn't review it because the new iPhone 5 needs a whole new charger. But it does work with the older iPhone and all iPods.

All you have to do to win one of the Mini Dock chargers is to enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

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 Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sweetness on the Go ~ Nevella To Go Review - #sweetnesstogo

When it comes to sugar, I can say I am an addict. I love anything sweet. I know it’s not a good thing but lately I have been trying to cut back. I cut back on the candy, soda and sweets. I have even cut down on the sugar I use when cooking.

I already use sweetener in my drinks. So when I was approached to review Nevella To Go, I knew I had to try it! I am always looking for new ways to cut back on sugar.

I received three types of the Nevella To Go: monk fruit, sucralose and stevia. What I love about the Nevella To Go is that the sweeteners are zero calorie, zero carbs and are in liquid form. They also come in a portable package.

This is great news because I hate going out to a restaurant and  not having my usual sweetener or any sweetener at all. This has happened to me one too many times. I used to keep the little packages of sweetener in my purse until one day they exploded and my purse was covered in white powder.

It was a little awkward trying to explain that to everyone. And my purse got ruined. I stopped carrying my own packets and hoped for the best when I was traveling or eating out. But with Nevella, I can pop one of the little bottles into my purse and not worry about spillage. I love that.

I enjoyed all three of them. I already use a combination of the Splenda or stevia. I find I like them both. The Nevella Stevia  is tasty and works to sweeten my hot tea. I loved the sucralose to go because it reminded me of the sweetener I already use. I love this in my coffee.

The Monk Fruit was delicious. It tastes a little bit like honey and I love squirting a little into my water bottle. I like drinking a lot of water but sometimes it gets boring and I don’t drink enough. One squeeze of the monk fruit helps me maintain my water regiment and satisfies my need for sweets!

But the best thing about Nevella, besides the taste, is that the liquid form is so easy to use. I don’t have to struggle with waiting for anything to dissolve. That is huge especially when I use it to sweeten my iced tea or water. One little squeeze into my coffee, iced tea, lemonade or hot tea and that’s it.

I am glad I took the Sweetness To Go Challenge. I love the portability of Nevella, I love all the flavors and best of all, I like that I can still have my sweet tooth satisfied with little calories!

Would I recommend Nevella To Go? Yes. It is a great alternative to sugar. It is good for the waist line and it is easy to use.

I took the Sweetness To Go Challenge using Nevella To Go. These handy little bottles fit perfectly in your purse or pocket, come in stevia, monk fruit, and sucralose varieties, and best of all, they're calorie, carbohydrate, and guilt free! Take the Sweetness To Go Challenge yourself and click here to get your $1 off coupon!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nevella. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Aquaphor Review & $50 Gift Card Giveaway!!

It is that time of year again. Time when my skin revolts and starts asking for some moisture! The cold weather and dry air makes for what I call Alligator Skin and Snake Skin Lips.

Usually, I am indoors during the winter but I have to go to work and do grocery shopping so I have to brave the elements. The minute I go out in the cold the wind dries my lips. I live with all types of lip balms in my purse, car, home and work.

I was sent a package that included the Aquaphor Healing Ointment, Aquaphor Gentle Wash and Shampoo and the Aquaphor Lip Repair + PROTECT that includes Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

I was excited to see the Aquaphor Healing Ointment because it is one of my go to lotions in the wintertime.  I tried the Healing Ointment a few years ago and still use it.  The Aquaphor Healing Ointment is must have for dry skin. It really moisturizes and keeps skin smooth and silky throughout winter. Hubby loves it as well.

The Aquaphor Gentle Wash and Shampoo is for babies and kids but that doesn't stop me from using it. I love it because it keeps my hair soft. I really liked the Lip Repair because I am not joking when I say that my lips become like snake skin in the winter.

They crack, dry and peel. Yes, peel. It is not a good thing. And if I do not keep them moisturized, it is not a pretty sight. There are times they get so bad that they swell up as well. Of course, I get that Angelina Jolie look but not in a good way.

We live in the mountains so it gets windy and cold in the fall and it snows in the winter. I try to avoid being out in the elements but if I have to shovel the driveway or walk in the cold, I want something that really helps my lips. The Aquaphor Lip Repair does a good job keep them moist and protecting them from any sun and wind damage as well.

Overall, I really like Aquaphor products especially in the wintertime.  I would recommend them to anyone.

I also have a great prize for one lucky reader. One of you will win a tube of the Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect and a $50 gift card! YAY! This is a great prize because you can use the $50 to stock up on Aquaphor for winter! To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time for a Change?

Sometimes I wonder if I am in the right business. I have been a fundraiser for over 20 years. I love it but sometimes I long for a job that is less stressful or more fruitful to my wallet.

I think part of my having doubts or wanting something different is because I blog. Blogging opened up a new world to me and sometimes I wonder if I could make a living blogging. The only thing that keeps me from trying is that I like having a regular paycheck and benefits!

But I have been investigating new avenues. I have talked to friends, done research on line and checked out websites like Noomii where you can get in contact with career coaches who will help you with a new career path.

I had never ever thought about talking with a career coach but after a little digging, I realized that is a great way to see if you are really ready for a career change or if you are already in the job you need to be in. I think getting an objective point of view really helps.

I know many of my friends who could have used a little career counseling. Some left their jobs without thinking about the implications. If they had spoken to someone, then maybe they would have made different choices.

When and if I decide to see if I need a career change, I think I might seek out a career counselor. For now, I am sticking with fundraising because I really enjoy it. I enjoy that I am helping an organization. I enjoy that I get to meet so many different people from every walk of life.

I guess everyone goes through a period where they reevaluate their career choices. Tell me, have you ever thought about changing careers or visiting a career counselor? 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm Back

I am back from my vacation, that rocked. I will be posting pictures and stories on my personal blog, Carolyn in Carolina, sometime this weekend.

I am slammed at work. But stayed tuned because I have a few really good giveaways coming up for you!! YAY!

Monday, October 15, 2012

WIll be MIA!

I will be MIA from the blog this week. I will be heading to California and then Nevada!

In the meantime, don't forget to enter some of the great new giveaways! My third Johnson & Johnson giveaway is up and the Payless giveaway rocks. Who knew they made bath and beauty products!

Stay tuned because I will have some great giveaways in the future. If you want to see what is up with me, you can always head over to Carolyn in Carolina where I might be posting some pics from my trip to Palm Springs and Vegas, baby!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Review and Giveaway ~ Part 3

It's funny because for as long as I can remember, I have always used Band-Aids for any cut, scrape or boo boo I have ever had. When we were little, there was no other brand of bandages in my house. When I grew up, I continued our family tradition of buying Band-Aids.

I was a tomboy when I was a little girl. There was no tree I didn't climb. There was no game I didn't play. And there was no one I wouldn't fight if they picked on me or my sister. Because of this, I was always running around with scrapes, bruises and cuts.

Band-Aids were the only brand my mami bought because there was no other brand that could withstand the terror that was little Caro. Sure, she tried other brands but they would come off almost as soon as they were put on because the minute my cuts and scrapes were cleaned and bandaged, I was out there getting into trouble again.

I wore my Band-Aids proudly. I also would get into trouble because I used to love wearing Band-Aids on all my fingers when I cut one. My mami would clean my cuts and put a Band-Aid. Once she would shoo me off, I would sneak back into the bathroom and proceed to add Band-Aids to all my fingers.

I thought it looked cool. But my mami didn't. Suffice it to say, I always got in trouble when I did that!

As I grew older, it never occurred to me to even consider buying another brand of bandages. My hubby, however, has bought other brands because they are more inexpensive. I didn't like them and I had to stop that immediately. He has never bought another brand ever since.

It's funny that brand loyalty starts when we are very young. I know that's where my love of Band-Aid came from. I love all the different type of Band-Aid they offer. When I was little there was basically only one type of Band-Aid. But now I can get tiny one, huge ones, fabric ones or plastic ones. I especially love the specialty Band-aids because they when I have a cut in an awkward spot, it actually fits.

I have to confess that every so often I even buy the Band-Aids with cartoon characters because I never had them as a kid. Don't judge me, people, don't judge. Why shouldn't us adults have a little fun every once in a while.

As part of my being a brand ambassador for the Johnson and Johnson Entre Tu Y Yo campaign, I have my third J&J prize pack for one lucky reader. The prize pack is worth $100 and includes an assortment like the one in the picture below. Products may vary but they all rock. 

All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Entre Tú y Yo, is a program hosted by lifestyle expert Andrea Minski, that provides relevant tips and resources to help today’s Latina manage her modern, busy schedule while finding balance at home with family and herself. Powered by Johnson and Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and Telemundo, Entre Tú y Yo helps foster real conversations among Latinas on everything from beauty to oral health, nutrition, relationships and entertainment.To join the conversation with Andrea visit Entre Tú y Yo’s Facebook page.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Payless Bath and Beauty Products Review and Giveaway!

When I need shoes, one of the places I go to is Payless. I love shopping there because Payless always has cute shoes at a great price. I find shoes for every season. In fact, I have to go check out the boots soon because winter is coming.

Because I live in the boonies, it isn't often I get to a Payless store. So when I was contacted to review some new Payless products, I was surprised that I was offered body and beauty products! Payless now has a body and beauty line that is perfect to keep your skin ultra hydrated. From have products that range from luxe lotions, to refreshing perfumes, and great lip glosses. The new line was introduced in September!

The Payless collections will include luxe lotions, signature fragrances, body butters and a line of makeup that includes products for eyes, nails and cheeks. There will be about 60 products ranging from bath and body care to color cosmetics and the prices will fall between $2.99 and $19.99.

I was super excited to receive samples of the new products because I am a fiend for bath products. I love using them because this is an inexpensive way to pamper myself during the year.  I received some Unforgettable Moments bath products and some SXY lip gloss.

The Unforgettable Moments Cotton Blossom and Honeysuckle Body Lotion and Body Mist were divine. those are my kind of scents. They were fragrant but not to fragrant. The clean cotton smell is something I always look for. It has a nice fresh scent. the lotion left my skin smooth and silky. The body mist allowed me to carry the scent on for the rest of the day.

I loved the lip gloss as well. I wear nothing but lip gloss so these products were up my alley. They left my lips very kissable! The colors are great.

I also saw that part of the Payless line included body butters! I love body butter so I must head over to Payless soon and try them out.

Would I recommend these products? Yes. I really liked them. I love that they are affordable. With the holidays coming up, these would make a perfect stocking stuffer for any beauty diva on your list. I have a few friends who I know will be receiving these products because they love bath products like I do.

If you want to win some of the new Payless Bath and Beauty products similar to the ones I received, all you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter widget below. 

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 Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teleflora Flower Deliveries Make Any Occasion Special!

My wedding anniversary is this week. While I love being taken out to dinner, I really love getting flowers! I have been dropping huge hints to my husband that I want some flowers as well as dinner. I am not sure if he will get my hints but I have actually gone on his iPad and opened the Teleflora site and left it on the floral arrangement I want.

Sure it's a little pushy but I want what I want. And I want some beautiful lilies. Lilies are my favorite flower and Teleflora has a beautiful arrangement that I would love to get on Friday! This "Written in the Stars" arrangement is perfect.

With beautiful asiatic lilies and delicate white waxflowers, this makes the perfect gift for any anniversary. But Telflora Flower Deliveries make a great gift for anyone and for any occasion. Whether it's a birthday, a thank you gift, a Valentine's Day gift or any other special day, you can always make someones day a little better with flowers or a gift.

Teleflora has hundreds of beautiful floral arrangements for any budget. They even have plants, if you want to give a gift that will last longer!  They have a wonderful assortment of gift baskets, plush toys and chocolate. I love their fruit baskets and love sending these to my mother-in-law. I think I also want chocolate this anniversary so I might have to drop more hints!

So if you are looking for that perfect gift for that special someone, do something nice and get them flowers from Telflora!

Disclosure: This promotional sponsored post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I was compensated for my time investment and work on this campaign.

Friday, October 5, 2012

LifeLock Helps You Protect Your Identity + Giveaway!

I had never ever thought about identity theft until my sister became a victim a few years ago. She does not even know how her information was stolen but it was. Even to this day, she is still dealing with the aftereffects of the theft.

Thieves could have gotten her information from work files, online, her trash or her mail.  Nowadays, no one is safe. After what happened to my sister, I have been very careful about the information I share. But even with all the care I might take, I am still at risk.

I do a lot of things online like shop and enter giveaways. Through my blogs I share some personal information. With that information and a few account numbers, anyone could gain access to my bank accounts or credit cards. 

That is where LifeLock comes in. LifeLock is a an industry leader in the rapidly growing field of identity theft protection. LifeLock provides proactive identity theft protection. LifeLock helps you keep track of potential problems by alerting you to any of those problems.

I received a one-year membership and these are the benefits of my membership:
  • Alerts of potential threats–both credit and noncredit related
  • Online access to a personalized dashboard showing current threats
  • Relentless monitoring for exposure of your personal information
  • Member services with local phone support—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Stolen or lost wallet remediation services to help cancel and replace credit and debit cards
  • Comprehensive recovery services if you become a victim of identity theft on our watch.
I am excited because I actually do worry about my accounts being hacked and my identity being stolen. I would not want to go through what my sister has gone through to try and get her identity back.

The sign up was easy. I answered a few questions and then I was able to add my bank accounts and credit card to be monitored. I am waiting to see if anything comes up. I am a also considering upgrading to the higher memberships because you can access your credit reports and surveillance of unregulated global networks and file-sharing sites.

The basic membership is only $110 a year and the Ultimate membership is only $275 per year. Trust me, that is a bargain compared with what my sister has had to pay out to lawyers helping her try to regain her identity.

The way I look at it is that it is an investment in my peace of mind and a way to keep my life mine. If you would like to try LifeLock, I have a one-year membership to give away to one lucky reader. Trust me, identity theft is something you want to take seriously. To win, enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

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 Disclosure: I received a one year membership for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dove Vive Mejor Hablemos ~ Let's Talk Campaign! #doveinspired

I have always been curvaceous and full-figured. Yet, that never has stopped me from feeling good about myself. I admit that when I was younger, it bothered me but when I got into my 20's, I decided to embrace who I was. The minute I decided I would not conform to the world's standard of beauty, I felt more confident and beautiful. I believe it is not how the world perceives you that makes a good person, it is how you perceive yourself.

Dove also believes that beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety. And from October 5 to 7th, Dove is inviting women across the country to participate in the Dove Self Esteem Weekend.  The Dove Vive Mejor Hablemos (Let's Talk) campaign tries to teach women and young girls that beauty is more than the physical. Dove is committed to inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential.
According to Dove global research:
* 72 percent of girls (ages 10-17) feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful

* Only 11 percent of girls (ages 10-17) are comfortable using the word beautiful to describe themselves

* When girls feel bad about their looks more than 60 percent globally (age 15 to 17) avoid normal daily activities such as attending school, going to the doctor, or even giving their opinion
Those are some telling statistics. Nowadays, I see so many younger women worrying about how they look that they do all sorts of crazy things to fit what they think is beauty. It is sad. I don't have kids but I understand the anxiety that "not fitting in" can bring.

I work at a school and I am good friends with one of my friends daughters, who is a typical teenager. She is a pretty girl. She is smart and has so much going for her. Oftentimes, she comes to talk to me because I don't treat her like a little girl but my equal. We have talked about all sorts of subjects. Of course, I always try to get her mom's consent and never offer an crazy advice. But I am honest and real with her.

She is not stick thin and one day she came and said she was getting fat. I tried to explain to her that she was a healthy size and that she was a beautiful person, inside and out. I told her that the pictures she sees in magazines and on TV are not realistic.

I tried to relate to her that if you worry so much about the your outside, that you forget to nurture your inside. I told her that beauty fades sooner or later.. I told her about my struggles when I was her age and how I got over it. I told her that if you are beautiful on the inside that she would never have trouble finding friends or love. I also told her that friendships not based on superficiality will always last longer.

It is tough trying to convince a teenager of all this because at that age they don't always understand. They are pressured from all sides to conform to a certain standard. I have talked to her several times and I think I got through. But other times, I know that she might find herself in a situation that she will forget my advice.

The funny thing is that I also have these talks with women closer to my age as well. I think we are all somehow trying to fit into the world and the easiest way to is to conform to what others think we should be. I have always fought against that because if we try to be something we are not, we will always falter. People always tell me I am one of the most confident person they know. Trust me, it took me years to find myself and trust in who I am.

I hope that you take the time to talk to your daughters or friend's daughters or your friends and let them know that beauty is only skin deep. It is important to make sure that girls understand this. I am all about anything that empowers women and especially teen girls. I think nowadays there is so much pressure to fit into an unrealistic ideal of what women should be. That leads to so many problems especially in young girls. So any program that allows women to feel good about themselves, whatever size or shape, is a good thing for everybody.

Since the inception of the program, Dove has reached over 9 million girls with self-esteem programming. If we all help, Dove might be able to reach their goal of 15 million by 2015! Please visit the Vive Mejor Hablemos site for more information on this important subject. If you are on Facebook, this Thursday, October 4th from 7-8 pm EST you can join People en Espanol columnist and parenting expert Jeannette Torres-Alvarez on Facebook. She will be giving advice and chatting about the Dove program.

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove. All information was provided by Latina Bloggers Connect.

THE LONE RANGER in theaters July 3, 2013!

Two words: Johnny Depp 

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THE LONE RANGER gallops into theaters on July 3, 2013!  

Disclosure: I am sharing this because of Johnny Depp, hello.

Monday, October 1, 2012

SunChips "Deliciousness for All" Review and Giveaway! #SunChipsForALL

I try to eat healthy but sometimes I do fail and eat junk food. What keeps me on track though is trying to find food that I can substitute. If I want chocolate, I find chocolate that is better for me. If I want pizza, I get a veggie pizza instead of a meat one. If I want chips, I eat SunChips.

I tasted SunChips a few years ago at a blogger conference.  I had never tried them before but when I received a few samples, I was hooked. They taste really good. Plus, they are so much better for me than the other chips.

Check out these nifty facts about SunChips:
* With at least 18 grams of whole grains per serving and less salt than you might think,  SUNCHIPS® multigrain snacks give you the option to snack better. For example, 1 oz. of SunChips® snacks has less sodium than 1 oz. of microwaveable popcorn.

* SUNCHIPS® multigrain snacks are made with no MSG or artificial flavors or preservatives. 
Besides the taste, this is why I like SunChips. They offer me a healthy alternative to regular chips. I love that SunChips have less salt than other chips. I also love that SunChips have no preservatives because I have been trying to stay away from food that have preservatives. But hey, I still need good snacks as well.

I received a few flavors to sample. I had already tried the Original flavor. I tried the Garden Salsa and the Harvest Cheddar and they were very tasty. I loved the Cheddar because I am a fiend for cheese. I need to try the other flavors as well. I know these will make a great addition to my tailgating parties!

I was sent this recipe with my samples and I am so making this for my next party.

It sounds absolutely divine and looks easy to make. It not only looks great but it is a healthier option for a party. This would be great for a tailgating party or even a dinner party appetizer. Yummo!

And thanks to the SunChips, I have a great prize pack for one lucky reader! YAY! I know how you all love winning something! Look at this great prize. The pack includes several samples of SunChips, a nifty basket for picnics, tailgating and the like, SunChips tumbler cups and other goodies.

All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter widget below! Good Luck!!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.