Friday, July 29, 2011

Fiber One ~ Cereal Give Away

I always said I wasn't going to be one of those moms that made separate meals for everyone...that we'd all sit down and eat the same meal, together, as often as we could.

Little did I know just how hard that would be when life was actually happening...
From the time the alarm goes off in the morning until long after the sun goes down...
It's busy busy busy at our house - work and daycare, time spent with friends, softball, karate, swimming lessons, grocery shopping, lawn mowing, flower gardening, bike riding and who all knows what else...

We are always on the go -
Finding the time to make a decent meal much less all sitting down at the same time to eat it is harder than you'd think!

We've been experiencing a major heat wave here in Minnesota - Heat index well up over 100 degrees many days in a row...The last thing we want to do is turn on a hot oven or eat a warm meal on days like that...and those days have been many...

It's no secret that our five year old is a picky eater - but one thing that she loves to eat and we love to let her, is cereal...What better meal on a stifling hot day than a bowl of cereal!  And I don't feel one bit bad about letting her, or our entire family for that matter, eat cereal for dinner either! (Or breakfast or lunch!)


It's especially easy when you let your taste buds be your guide and let Fiber One take care of the fiber. Getting fiber in foods you love doesn’t have to be a struggle when there are delicious honey clusters, plump and juicy raisins, caramel-flavored whole wheat squares, or whole grain shredded wheat biscuits with frosting that make it taste amazing.
My family has been enjoying a wide variety of Fiber One cereals thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark, and now, they'd like to give one lucky reader of Gust Gab a Fiber One cereal gift pack too!

The gift pack includes 5 boxes of Fiber One cereal (Original®, Honey Clusters®, Raisin Bran Clusters®, Caramel Delight®, and Shredded Wheat®) for you to enjoy!

Visit Fiber One online for great information on healthy living and additional ways to incorporate fiber into your diet. Also, be sure to check out the Fiber One Facebook page and get involved in the conversation!

For an awesome money saving coupon, click here  so you can get yourself a printable coupon for $0.75 off the purchase of any (1) Fiber One cereal today! (And...if your local store doubles like mine does...That's $1.50 off a box of Fiber One! YAY!

*** To be entered in the contest, simply tell me your favorite breakfast cereal...

***** Bonus Entry - Like GUST GAB on Facebook

******** Bonus Entry - become a follower of Gust Gab

That's it! Three chances to win! (Please leave a separate comment for each thing so that random.org has an easier time selecting the winner!)

A winner will be chosen on August 3rd - so leave your comments now!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Organic Family Love Fest! (& Give Away!)

Organic Family Love Fest at the Minneapolis Aquatennial!

As part of its national a cross-country tour, the Organic Family Love Fest offers Minneapolis area families an opportunity to play, eat and learn with the organic experts. The event will feature delicious yogurt tastings, cooking demos from local chefs, food and nutrition information, and barnyard shenanigans for kids including Stonyfield Farm’s own automated “pooping cow” that teaches about organic farming with a hint of humor. Talk about something different to capture the kids' attention at the Aquatennial huh?

AND...Stonyfield will donate $1 to charitable organization Healthy Child, Healthy World for every handprint added to the event’s handprint wall.

Folks, if you are going to be at the Aquatennial...DO THE HANDPRINT!! What an easy way to make a donation!

Details on the Stonybrook Event are as follows:

When: Saturday, July 23
Time: 6:00 PM– 10:00 PM
Where: Minneapolis Aquatennial (81 S. 9th Street #260, Minneapolis, MN)

Stonyfield organic YoBaby Meals offer a unique 3-in-1 combination of protein-packed yogurt + fruit + veggie purée in one cup. They’re an easy, delicious and surprising way to help moms give their babies and toddlers a trio of important food groups at every meal. Oikos is the only organic Greek yogurt available nationally; it’s made from organic milk that’s free of toxic and persistent chemicals, antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones.

Stonyfield Yogurt for the Whole Family!!

The fine folks at Stonyfield would like to share their products with one lucky reader from Gust Gab! (The give away is in coupon form, so you do not need to be local to win!)

YAY! Interested in coupons for FREE Oikos and YoBaby yogurt?
Who doesn't need a healthy, COOL treat when we're in the hot hot hottest days of summer???

Simply leave a comment here telling me your favorite flavor of yogurt...
**Bonus entry? Become a Gust Gab Facebook Fan...& then leave another comment saying that you are...(even if you already are...BONUS!! Just leave a separate comment...)

That's it...easy peasy!

A winner will be selected via random.org on Thursday, July 28th.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Memorex PurePlay Portable Speaker

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Memorex Pure Play Portable Speaker...

Being that we aren't into the iphone and neither of the adults in our house have any iphone envy...
I wasn't sure if this was the right fit for our family...

We do however, have a couple of ipods...
Ipods that are constantly in use for the hub's daily jogs and for the kiddos' listening enjoyment...
and every great once in awhile...for me to escape & listen to some tunes as well!

Imagine my delight when I discovered that this thing not only works as a portable speaker, but also charges the unit at the same time! YAY! (Our ipods NEVER have any juice!)

As taken from their website:
A compact, clutch-style speaker system, the PurePlay™ Portable Speaker packs a big sound in a small, easily portable design. Perfect for a picnic, poolside or indoors, slide it in your favorite bag knowing the speakers are well protected, and then simply unfold it to move and groove to your favorite tunes – all while charging your iPod® or iPhone®.

They aren't kiddin! You can plug this unit in with the AC Adapter it comes with...Or you can pop in some AAA batteries and take it with you where ever you may be headed...

My kids who are ONLY preschoolers yet,love using the unit to listen to the ipod 'out loud' as we often have them listening with headphones...


There have been some crazy fun family dance parties going on around here since we discovered the Memorex PurePlay!

You'd looove to see some pictures or video of THAT now wouldn't you?

Sorry folks...
You'll just have to use your imagination...although my 4 year old does have him some great dance moves!

This cute little number comes in three colors: white, charcoal and black...

I just love how compact and lightweight and PORTABLE it is...slip it right into my purse and it fits right in with the other stuff...
Here it is next to my cable remote...

Almost the same size and even more lightweight!

You can bring this little number anywhere!
To the park or beach, or just on your nightstand!

The Memorex PurePlay retails for around $70.00 and is available at many fine local retailers both in stores and online...

To buy or not to buy?

In my opinion, this is an easy one ~
YES!
A docking station for your ipad (or iphone) that CHARGES it up for you too? For families like us who take the ipods with them on the go, how great to be able to travel and not have to plug the ipod into a computer somewhere to charge it up! HEEEELLLLLOO convenience!

Plus, the portability factor, the sleek, compact design and the ability to play your itunes out loud anywhere you are?

YES PLEASE!
We are loving this little gadget ~ and I'm confident you will too!



*** I was provided with a complimentary unit for review. The words and opinions that you read here are my own ***

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