Thursday, July 24, 2014

$10 Off Your First Box from Urthbox + Free Shipping!

Healthy Snacks Delivered Monthly
 
 
If you're looking for a fun and healthy way for your family to try out some new snacks each month, try looking into Urthbox! Urthbox is a monthly subscription service that delivers organic crackers, snack bars, skin care and even chocolate straight to your door each month!

They have a lot of options to choose from too. You can get their classic version, along with their diet, vegan or gluten free options! Perfect for any family! I also love that you can choose the size of box you'd like. Their small starts at just $19 a month, all the up to their large box that starts at $49 a month. These boxes work with any size of family too.

Right now, they have a coupon for you to get $10 off your first box!!
That makes it just $9 plus FREE shipping.

I think these would make amazing gifts...especially if you have a vegan or gluten-free friend and you NEVER know that to get them! Urthbox would also be a great option to send to a college student...you know they never have any money for extra food and I know a box of goodies would be appreciated!!

To get your $10 off, just click on the link below!
If you get a chance, please come back and let me know what you think!!!

$10 off your first Urthbox and use the coupon code: crunchweek

 

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Worlds Easiest Gourmet Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Brownies

Even though I'm working out
trying to lose some weight
and get in shape
 
I still have a horrible sweet tooth
Sometimes there's no fighting it
and it has to be filled.
 
This is my easy solution!
 
 
The WORLDs Easiest
Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Brownies!
 
 
 
You'll start with a cheap-o box of brownie mix
(this one came from Aldi's)
Mix the package according to the box directions.

 
Pour the brownie mix into a prepared pan.
Next you'll need some peanut butter and chocolate chips.

 
With a tablespoon, drop 5-6 dollops of peanut butter all over on the mixture.
Stir slightly with a knife.
Be careful to not touch the bottom or the sides of the pan with your knife.
 
Next add 5-6 more good sizes drops of peanut butter into your pan.
Do not stir this time.
 
Add a layer of chocolate chips on top of the brownie mixture.
Bake according to package directions.
 

 
These beauties are the end result.
Yummy
Gooey
Peanut-buttery!!!
 
Can't beat that!
The brownies come out moist and tall!
I love to bit into the swirls of peanut butter...always reminds me of a peanut butter cup!


 
I love that these treats are easy to whip up for the family
or yourself.
That's how I like to eat them!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Whole Body Says "Ouch!"

Last week, I ran my first 5K.
This weekend, I ran my first 10K.

Crazy, I know.

I managed to finish the race in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Now I know that 15 minute miles are nothing to brag about
but I was still pretty happy about it

At home getting ready to leave
 
The whole race was a jog/walk for me.
I'm really not much of a runner, so jogging suited me just fine
 
The hubby and I ran the race together.
He actually ran the whole thing.
Two years ago, he finished in 50 minutes and was so happy
This year he didn't train and finished in 1:09
I think for a man in his 40's with no training - that's pretty good.
 
Before the race started
 
I felt pretty good during the race.
I would run/jog until it hurt, then stop and walk
 
I even felt good after the race.
I did some errands with my Grandma afterwards
and was doing pretty good

Here we are after we finished!
 
Today.....I am SSSSSSOOOOOO sore.
Surprisingly, it's my rib cage that hurts the most.
 
And I'm meeting with a personal trainer for the first time today also.
Yikes.
 
Anyways, I'm super proud of myself for doing this
The more I do things like this, the more I realize that I can do all kinds of hard stuff..
and sometimes that aren't as hard as I thought they would be.
 
 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

To All of the Strong, Beautiful, Unique Women out There

I found this video and wanted to share it with you....

 
 
Don't you LOVE this?
Make sure and share with all your girlfriends that need to hear it!
 
You can also view the rest of these videos, including a powerful one just for men on YouTube.
 
 
 
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Easy Spicy Pumpkin Bread

I thought it was the funniest thing,
the other day my oldest son Ashton
said he had been in the mood from some my Pumpkin Bread
and could I make some for him.
 
Of course, I can't turn down such a sweet request
so I made up these two beautiful loaves for the boys.
 
 
Both loaves were completely gone
within three days!
 
These kids (and the hubby)
love some pumpkin bread!

 
Here's how you can make some to share with your family too...
 
 
Easy Spicy Pumpkin Bread
 
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
16oz pumpkin puree
 
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 
Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar together until well combined. I used my stand mixer for this.
 
Add to the dry ingredients the applesauce, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix again until well mixed.
Finally add the pumpkin. Stir in the pumpkin until just combined.
 
Pour into two greased and floured bread pans.
 
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes.
 
 
*NEW* Printable Version - Easy Spicy Pumpkin Bread
 

 
I hope your family enjoys this yummy pumpkin bread as much as mine did!
I'm so excited that fall is here
it's my favorite time of the year!
 
I've already bought our passes to the pumpkin patch
(we have a HUGE one...it's a big deal)
....you can check it out here...
I love everything about fall!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!