Family movie night with the best movie snacks ever!

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I have waited my entire life to hear my son come home and tell me he wanted to watch Star Wars. Not the cartoon Star Wars, but the real one – you know, episode 4 where Darth Vader kills Obi-Wan as JP explained to me.

With a surprised look on my face, he continued on explaining me the Star Was saga as if he’d been a die hard fan for years. He finished with “I wanna see the movie, mommy.. Can we please watch it?”

Without hesitation, I went straight to iTunes to see if it was for purchase but came up with no luck. I moved on to Netflix, then Hulu and even our Verizon on Demand and still couldn’t find it. Bummed out, I realized the only way it could happen was if I bought the box set – George Lucas sure is proud of his movies!

So in preparation for our movie event, we got some yummy snacks to munch on just like at the movie theater.. We popped some popcorn and broke out the best movie snacks ever. The best part was when I went to walmart to get the goodies, the popcorn was 1$ and the Mike and Ike Zours® were less than a dollar! #CollectiveBias

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I laid out a blanket on our living room floor and filled a 2-sided container with both popcorn and the new Mike and Ike Zours® candies. JP loves getting his chance to eat sour candies – it’s not often he gets to indulge. I wanted to make sure his Star Wars movie experience was as memorable as possible.

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While I was preparing the popcorn, he couldn’t resist and kept asking to try one… I handed him a few to see what kind of #ZoursFace he would make.

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First the initial reaction…

Mike and Ike Zours® Candies for the best movie snacks ever! #ZoursFace #Cbias #Shop

Then the laughs and giggles began!

Mike and Ike Zours® Candies for the best movie snacks ever! #ZoursFace #Cbias #Shop

“Are we going to watch the movie yet??”

…Long pause…

“Mommee! are we going to watch it yet?

“Please…?”

This boy could not contain his excitement, but I didn’t want to burn the popcorn I was making because there’s nothing more disgusting than burned microwaved popcorn. Finally we were ready to sit on our blanket that I spread out on the living room floor. I made him a kid-sized container with both popcorn and Mike and Ike Zours®.

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Then the movie began and he watched the entire thing! I had my doubts that he would actually sit still and watch the movie, especially after being all jacked up on sugar but I was pleasantly surprised by him! He watched the entire thing while we both ate the best movie snacks ever!

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Then I asked him to make his best Zours® face for me, and this is what I got….

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Making summer memories enjoying some of the best ice cream ever

This post brought to you by Cold Stone Creamery. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of my all time favorite family outings is going to the ice cream shop to sit and enjoy a cool, delicious treat with family and friends. It brings back all that childhood nostalgia of being a carefree kid in the summer months when school was out – how I wish I could go back to that place!

Instead, it’s my son’s turn to enjoy those memories to look back on one day. That being said, I thought I should give him the best experience possible, and went to visit our neighborhood Cold Stone Creamery. I chose to go here instead of somewhere else because they use high quality ingredients and make their ice cream daily – on frozen granite no less.

Just look at that big chocolate grin!

In my mind, there’s something to be said for handcrafted foods, and I’ll take my opportunity anytime to enjoy them. So when I heard that they had new flavors, like Oreo® Double Chocolate and Butterfinger® Caramel Crunch, I knew I HAD to try it.

Since National Ice Cream Day is around the corner (July 20th) we thought it would be fun to celebrate by enjoying some new & tasty flavors. Ok, maybe I was just using it as an excuse – either way, I had to get my hands on some Cold Stone!

Cold Stone Creamery makes some of the most sinful ice cream Creations™ on the planet! Be sure to join the My Cold Stone Club for a special BOGO coupon just for signing up! Plus they will email you periodically to tell you about their special offers. Another way to stay in touch is to  Follow Cold Stone on Twitter.

So which of the summer Creations™ are you excited to try on National Ice Cream Day?

 

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Life Choice Meal Replacement Bars – Some of the best nutrition bars on the planet

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You’re probably thinking, oh yuck – another meal replacement bar that tastes like chocolate covered chalk. Life Choice Meal Replacement bars are far from that reality because I’ve figured out a way to make them so yummy, you’ll be coming back for seconds. They are some of the best nutrition bars I have ever tasted in a very long time!

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I was looking at Walmart in the area where they keep the cereals,snacks and granola bars and I found these. There was many other types to choose from including protein bars, but I wanted a total meal replacement . I’m always in a hurry every morning – that being said, I needed to find some of the best nutrition bars I could find to put in my purse so I can eat on my way to work while I drive. There’s nothing worse than a loud tummy rumbling for all to listen to. I don’t know about you, but my tummy rumbles practically talk when I’m hungry. #BarNutrition

So I decided to make something fun, because meal replacement bars can be pretty boring to eat alone.. Yogurt parfaits with using the White Chocolate Pretzel bar sounded more like it! Here’s what I came up with…

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Step 1: First I chopped up a bar into tiny pieces so that it would fit nicely in the small mason jars that I like to use.

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Step 2: Making sure it’s all in tiny little bits, I get my yogurt ready so I can begin layering..

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Step 3: Spoon a little bit of your favorite yogurt into the bottom of the jar…

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Step 4: Add a few pieces of the Life Choice Meal Replacement Bar

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.. And just keep layering until you reach the top! I added a few chocolate chips to the top of mine because it just sounded good :)

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Ta-da! Wholesome goodness for my morning whirlwind schedule – I wish I would have thought of this sooner! #CollectiveBias

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