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Sharing a Sweeter Future: A Q&A With Matthew Jacobs

MomStart is a Truvia ambassador. We recently shared how Truvia’s partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme has been successfully working to create sustainable solutions to the child hunger problem in Bolivia. I recently attended an online seminar and Q&A with Matthew Jacobs, Product Line Manager at Truvia® Consumer Products International, where they outlined […]

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A Day in The Wildlife at The Marine Mammal Center #DawnDayInTheWildlife

Travel sponsorship provided by Dawn. Earlier this month, I had the privilege of visiting The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. This incredible organization is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured marine animals, and is almost entirely volunteer-run: Over 1,000 committed volunteers put in long and often challenging hours, all for the love of wildlife. […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Martini Recipe + #VoliGetaway Photo Contest!

Product samples provided. If you’re a chocoholic like me, you might enjoy this cocktail I came up with this weekend! This Chocolate Raspberry “Martini” is perfect for those who enjoy drinks that taste like candy: Chocolate Raspberry Martini Recipe Ingredients: 2oz Martini Gold Chocolate Martini Mixer 1.5 oz Voli Raspberry Cocoa Fusion Vodka Ice For […]

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Happy Baby: Organic Snacks For Little Ones

Samples provided. Did you know that September is National Organic Harvest Month? And there are organic options available for the whole family: Happy Baby is a leading provider of organic foods for babies and toddlers. All of their foods are packaged in easy, grab-and-go premade portions, so all you have to do is toss them […]

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Swipe to Win Prizes With The Freeway App!

Products provided for consideration. It’s no secret that I love to enter contests. This isn’t a recent obsession; my love of entering started as a child and has just evolved with technology. When I was 9 or 10, I would use our landline to call in to our local radio station and win VHS tapes; […]

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Taco Cupcakes in Bacon Lining Recipe #HormelFamily

This is a partnered post with Hormel Family. For the love of bacon, what could be better than a taco cupcakes with a bacon lining. Not much I think. Check out how Hormel combines their bacon with taco mix, salsa and guacamole.     Taco Cupcakes in Bacon Lining Recipe INGREDIENTS ½ pound HORMEL® BLACK […]

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Family Fun Night With Turbo: FAST – Free Printables! #StreamTeam

MomStart is a member of the Netflix Stream team. What are your plans for this weekend? I don’t know about you, but when I have time off I love to kick back and watch my favorite shows. Family movie night can be a great way to unwind and spend quality time with your loved ones […]

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Want to Be Hungry? Go to A Food Bloggers Conference #IFBC

I just came from IFBC, the International Food Bloggers Conference. This conference is put on by Foodista.com and all their amazing sponsors. But the meals were quite lacing or non-existent. The first night they only had small bites, they were amazing small bites, but for some reason, I keep thinking that I’m going to get […]

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Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe

Here is another recipe I wanted to share with all of you from Hormel. This recipes is sure to be a crowd pleaser because it’s covered in bacon! Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced new red potatoes 2 cups thinly sliced onions 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 teaspoons chopped […]

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Improving Your Cell Phone’s Camera with Olloclip @olloclip #olloclip

We received samples     I received the 4-in-1 olloclip® for review for my Samsung Galaxy S5 and I really liked what it can do. You know your view is a little limited on your phone or you have to back away to get everyone in the picture, well with the olloclip you can use the […]

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Spider Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe #HormelFamily

This is a partnered post with Hormel Family. I receive samples in exchange for sharing their information. It’s almost October so I know you’ll start thinking about Halloween recipes. Here is a creepy Crawly recipes that you’re sure to love. Spider Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 […]

Ketel One Midnight Sour

Midnight Sour Cocktail Recipe

Here’s a “Midnight Sour” you can drink during the midnight hour: This cocktail from Ketel One Vodka blends a nice vanilla bean simple syrup with fig and mole bitters. Midnight Sour Cocktail Recipe by Ketel One Vodka Ingredients: 1 ½ oz. Ketel One Oranje® ¾ oz. vanilla bean simple syrup ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice […]

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Driving Routines 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Review

Wow, as a mom of two there is a lot of shuffling around all the time. That doesn’t even include the acting and modeling auditions that they need to be shuttled to and from. But it does include dance, and piano and groceries and moms are on the go go go. Chevrolet that it would […]

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Rosemary’s Baby Cocktail Recipe

Here’s a spooktacular cocktail for your Halloween shindig: The cleverly-named Rosemary’s Baby by Ketel One Vodka, which blends citrus with a sprig of rosemary: Rosemary’s Baby Recipe by Ketel One Vodka Ingredients: 1 ½ oz. Ketel One Citroen® ½ oz. Meyer lemon simple syrup 1 oz. fresh lemon juice 1 rosemary sprig Club soda Directions: […]

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Popsicle Rules Back To School #PopsicleRules

This is a partnered post with Popsicle We’ve been in school for a little over three weeks now and it has changed our lives. We are home schooling and the transition is complicated, emotional and amazing. It’s funny how something can be so live changing for all of us and be a good thing. Now, […]

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Innovation Day! Show Kids How Seattle Innovates for Global Health InnovationGatesVC

To celebrate Seattle’s innovative culture and the 10th anniversary of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative – a catalyst for breakthrough solutions – the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center will host Innovation Day, a free event that explores award-winning innovations designed to help improve lives around the world on Saturday, October 4. […]

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#Tyson Foods: A Tour From Farm to Plate

Travel consideration provided. During my trip to Arkansas last month, I received a full tour of the Tyson Foods facilities in Springdale and surrounding areas. As I mentioned yesterday, the company started in this city during the Great Depression and has kept the majority of its administration in the local area ever since. Tyson is […]

Ketel One Fumbles & Foliage

Fumbles & Foliage Cocktail Recipe

Kick up the leaves this Fall with this “Fumbles & Foliage” cocktail from Ketel One Vodka: Fumbles & Foliage Recipe Recipe by Ketel One Vodka Ingredients: 1 ¼ oz. Ketel One® Vodka 1 oz. Pimms #1 ¼ oz. allspice dram liqueur 1 oz. fresh orange juice ½ oz. fresh lemon juice ¾ oz. ginger simple […]

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Walmart Exclusive Thomas & Friends Journey to Rewards & Giveaway

This is a partnered post. I don’t think that little boys every grow out of Thomas & Friends. My son went to a modeling gig last night and they had a kids room for the kids to play in while they waited for their turn. He went straight to the Thomas & Friends toys. It’s […]

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