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A little TLC from Kashi

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m not a big fan of snack bars. They always seem like a mindless way of consuming a bunch of calories while in the car or at my desk – quite the opposite of mindful eating, in my opinion. (Plus, most are just too candy bar-ish to seem even remotely healthy.)

But, when I had the opportunity to sample Kashi TLC Peanutty Chocolate Layered Granola Bars, I figured,  I like Kashi cereal, I like Kashi frozen pizza, I really, really like Kashi frozen entrees, so why not?


The purpose of this sampling opportunity was to share the bars with my mom’s group. Since my group recently lost its meeting location due to the fact that someone might see someone else breastfeeding, (It was a public place. Yeah, I know, don’t get me started. Grrr…) I was left with a dilemma. How to sample out these bars!?

Easy! I took them to the place where there are more moms per square foot than any other place I know: my office!

I set them out, all pretty-like, on my desk, and let the fun begin.



My health-conscious coworkers tried them. My not-so-health-conscious coworkers tried them. My coworkers who normally snack on cake and candy bars tried them. I sent a few home for wives and kids, and I tried a few myself.

Nobody was familiar with this particular Kashi product, and everyone was excited at the opportunity to try them. The overwhelming consensus? They were a huge hit!

Top comments were:

  • Yay for thick fudgy chocolate! (and fiber!)
  • Not too sweet, which is a plus.
  • Calorie count was not too high, acceptable for an afternoon snack.
  • Great for kids, but totally adult-friendly, too.

All natural chocolate, peanuts, whole grains and NO HFCS. What’s not to love? :D

You win, Kashi. I have since purchased a box to stash in my desk (but I assure you, I will pay attention while I eat them :) ).


For more on TLC Granola Bars and the entire line of Kashi products, visit Kashi – don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

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 agreed 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 the product.


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Do you know ABE?


When it comes to blog hops, there is one person I trust to make each event a success. Jess from My Silly Monkeys started A Blogtastic Extravaganza (a giveaway hop) some time ago, and I’m excited to announce that ABE 3.0 is officially ON!

Here’s the button to prove it… :D


I’m even more excited to announce that I’m on the roster, and I’ll be hosting a big fat giveaway in January as part of the ABE team!

Jessica puts her all into this event, and it has become nothing short of a raging success. But my participation is about more than just a little bit of blog traffic. Since being a part of ABE, I’ve found fantastic brands I love, learned a ton about blogging and web stuff in general, and made lots of other bloggers that I can truly call friends.

There is still room on the list if you’d like to join the group, but hurry – the roster is limited to 100. All you have to do is host a giveaway with a minimum value of $100. If there is any one blog hop I’d encourage you to try to be a part of, it’s this one, fo sho.

So sign up today before all the slots are full, and get to know ABE! Just click on the button above and fill out the simple application form.


I want to hear from my readers – What kind of prizes/reviews would you like to see on my blog for ABE?


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It’s a Pleasure to Meet You…

Wow! The Blogtastic Extravaganza event has been a HUGE hit, and I’ve picked up several hundred new subscribers in the past 4 days! :D Don’t forget – you can still enter until midnight tonight, 1/22. The winner will be announced on Monday, 1/24.

To all of my readers who have been with me for the past year, I just want to say thanks so much for hanging with me! (You know I love ya, right?)

And to all my new subscribers, I’d like to introduce myself!

I’m Wendy, and this is my little man.

I know you probably get a million emails a day, and I am SO grateful that you’ve allowed me to occupy some of that precious space in your inbox!

But I have to admit, I’m a little intimidated. I mean, now I guess I have to come up with something interesting to say, huh? 8O

Haha. I’ll do my best to keep things interesting…discussion is welcome here, so please chime in with your thoughts and suggestions often!

Here’s a quick idea of what you can expect from ABCGP:

I’ve always been a little bit crunchy, a little bit foodie. It’s a combination that makes life a constant learning process, especially with a baby in the mix! Once I found out I was expecting back in 2009, my desire to surround my baby with all things clean, pure and natural kicked into high  gear. I quickly realized that you really can’t “green” your baby’s environment without doing the same for yourself, so we’ve challenged ourselves to examine all aspects of our life as a family, learn as much as we can, and make the changes it takes to make ourselves healthier, day by day…and that’s what this blog is about. (With a healthy dose of toddler mayhem thrown in, of course.)

You won’t get an email from me every day, but I try to update a few times a week. Things you can expect to see include:

  • Journal-type entries about our day-to-day life
  • Attachment Parenting topics
  • Garden updates
  • Eco-friendly lifestyle tips
  • My favorite recipes (mostly healthy, whole foods)
  • Product reviews and giveaways – several coming up SOON! Always easy entries.

I just made some new buttons, so please feel free to grab one from my sidebar!

Again, thanks for stopping by…I look forward to getting to know you all.

(…and feel free to leave me a link if you’d like me to visit your blog!)


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