Sunday, July 31, 2011


Yesterday, Robbie, Myrtle, and their mom, Mrs. Sue Ellen came to the zoo with me and D!

Here are some pics of our fun day:

This was inside of the meerkat exhibit!

We threw them in with the animals! haha jk

feeding the birds!

the birds loved D! haha

I made a new friend... ;)

I just want to emphasize once again how AWESOME my boyfriend is...I didn't have to say ANYTHING to him and he just totally cut loose and interacted with the kids all by himself. He was joking around with them and really making the day super fun :) It really made my heart smile!



I used to determine the winner of the Yogavive Apple Chips Giveaway, and number 9 won!

I would LOVE to try the caramel flavour! They're probably good enough to eat alone!
July 24, 2011 9:17 PM

Congrats Christina!!
Just email me at with your shipping info.

QUEST BAR REVIEW - Apple Pie & Mixed Berry Bliss

Quest Bar sent me some of their new flavors to try and review on my blog. I am so glad they did because these are seriously my favorite protein bars ever!!!!!

I don't know how they do it! They not only have 20 grams of protein in every bar, but 18 grams of FIBER too!!!! Holy cow! These don't taste like a protein bar at all. There is none of that protein chalk after taste.

I enjoy putting them in the microwave for about 10 seconds and they seriously taste like a cookie right out of the oven! SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

Apple Pie
I love the texture of the Apple Pie. It's so soft and chewy, but there are also chunks of apple and they are so sweet and juicy! YUM!

Mixed Berry Bliss
This flavor reminded me of a berry cake flavor. It was great!

Check out my review of their other flavors here.

Thank you Quest Bar for making DELICIOUS protein bars!!
Visit their website at and try some for yourself!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My little Mini-Me

Myrtle wanted to be my little Mini-Me today.

Isn't she precious?

She shook her groove thang with me at Zumba today!
We both had a lot of fun!

When I got home, this wonderful box of goodies was waiting for me in my mailbox.

I won a giveaway for Erin Baker's breakfast cookies over at Beth's blog...

Thank you Beth for the giveaway and thank you Erin Baker for making delicious, but HEALTHY cookies!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

True Life: Tuesday Edition.

TRUE LIFE: I pop cherry tomatoes like they're candy...
My friend, Ashley, was nice enough to give me some of her fresh veggies from her garden. I swapped her these goodies for some chocolate protein bars! :) that's a win win right there!

TRUE LIFE: I am obsessed with using coupons and signing up for freebies!
I got this in the mail yesterday. A free bottle of Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner! SCORE!

TRUE LIFE: I am a fruit-a-tarian.
I have no self control when it comes to watermelon, strawberries, and on the rare occasion, CHERRIES!!! I say rare, because they are just so gosh darn expensive...but...last night the family I babysat for had these beauties sitting on the counter. YUUUUUUUUUM!!!

TRUE LIFE: I always make silly faces whenever pictures are taken.
Little JC decided we had to make this face though ;)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Round 2 of Ashley's wedding festivities!

Round 2 of Ashley's wedding festivities!

Ashley wanted to go to Jazz on the Lawn here in town for a little while before going to Nashville to go bar hopping (which I politely backed out of because I had to get up early for church the next morning, and I didn't want to be out all night with no sleep! haha)

They had a limo for us!
While we were at Jazz on the Lawn, I saw my BFF COURTNEY! It was her BIRTHDAY! The big 21 so I had to get a picture with her!!!
It was a lot of fun! Next up, is a dinner at her fiance's parents house! Then, the rehearsal dinner, and finally...THE WEDDING!!!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yogavive GIVEAWAY!!!

Would you like to taste Yogavive's Apple Chips for yourself???

The giveaway winner will receive a big bag of each of the 3 flavors that I sampled.

How To Enter:

  1. (Mandatory) Leave a comment on this post (WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS) telling me which flavor you would most like to try and how you would eat them. (Would you eat them by themselves, or mix them into something?)
  2. Follow me on Twitter, and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did (or already do). (Optional)
  3. Follow Yogavive on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did (or already do). (Optional)
  4. Tweet the following: “@Christianqt07 is having a giveaway for @Yogavive Apple Chips" and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did. (Optional)

I will pick a winner next Sunday, July 31st.

Yogavive Review

Yogavive was super kind enough to send me some of their products to try and review.

To give you a little info about Yogavive:
Yogavive Apple Chips are made from the highest quality USDA certified organic Fuji apples. We use a two part drying process where the apples are oven baked and then popped to give you a snack that is 100% fat-free and bursting with real apple flavor. Our crispy apple chips come in 5 different varieties including Original, Apple Cinnamon, Caramel, Peach and Strawberry.

They sent me 3 flavors, Original, Caramel, and Cinnamon.
I thought ALL of these flavors were DELICIOUS, but if I had to place them in order from my most favorite to least favorite, it would go like this:

1) Cinnamon
2) Original
3) Caramel

I gave each flavor a 10/10.

They were all crunchy and yummy! I ate these by themselves, but I also added them to my yogurt messes for a little extra flavor and crunch and it just made them taste even better!


Thank you so much for letting me try and review your products, Yogavive!

Please visit their website at and try some for yourself!

Or stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY on my blog!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Julian Bakery Review

Julian Bakery

Julian Bakery sent me three loaves of their bread to try and review!

They sent me 3 different flavors: Amazing Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin, and Low Carb.

First, I tried the Amazing Sourdough. I made a melted Swiss and Turkey sandwich.


The bread was so yummy and I especially LOVED the crust. To make it even better is the fact that there are 5 g of protein in EACH SLICE! Wahoo!

Next, I had a slice of the Low Carb with some strawberry jam.


The bread tasted great again, but this time, it had 12 g of protein!!!! WIN WIN RIGHT THERE!!

Finally, I had a slice of the Cinnamon Raisin.


I would have liked it even better if it had more raisins, but the fact that it had 14 g of protein definitely made up for the lack of raisins! HOLY MOLEY!

This bread is AWESOME!

Thank you so much for letting me try and review it!

UDI's Blueberry Muffin Review

UDI's Gluten Free Foods sent me coupons to try their products and review. I saw the Blueberry Muffins and knew immediately that this is what I wanted to pick! I loveeeeeee Blueberry Muffins!

I'll be honest, I wondered how a gluten-free muffin would taste. But, boy did these muffins entice my tastebuds! They were so moist and flavorful! I really enjoyed the sugar crystals on the top..they were just icing on the cake, well, muffin ;)

I definitely give these a 10/10!!!!!


Thank you UDI's

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ashley's Bridal Shower

I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my friend, Ashley's wedding coming up next month and today was her bridal shower!

All the Bridesmaids and Ashley (she's 2nd from the right)

Me, Grace, and our roomie from freshmen year, Molli!

We played a game where they had to make each of the bridesmaids a toilet paper wedding dress! Fun!

Then, Ashley had to play a game where she had to put all this ridiculous stuff on...BLINDFOLDED! haha It was funny! She had a HUGE bra to put on and then a tank top that said, "Real Boobs!" haha

Friday Night Fro Yo date with Daddy

Yesterday,we had a Daddy-Daughter date.

We ate some delicious FRO-YO! I finally convinced my dad to try it and he loves it now!

He got chocolate fro yo with milky way topping.

I got half cake batter and half peanut butter fro-yo, with one little squirt of coconut to try. (btw, next time I'm getting ALL coconut - it was YUMMY!!!)
Then, I added an actual bite of cheesecake to enjoy.


I love my daddy. We have a special bond that no one will ever take away.
I am Daddy's Little Girl...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

spreadin' the love... know how much I LOVEEEEEEEEEE my Cheese & Jam sandwiches, right? Well, my friend Courtney was over the other day and I offered to make her some lunch. She said she just wanted to stick with PB&J, but I had one of my special creations with my lunch, and after I described what I was making, she noted how WEIRD it was, and after I made it, she actually asked for a bite since it was so unique, and then...
(drum roll please...)
she asked if I would make her one of her own!!!!!!

It just made my day! and I told her, "of course! as long as you tell everyone how awesome it was!"


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Interested in PROBAR?

Hey everyone!

PROBAR is a great healthy snack. They have many different kinds to choose from...


4 flavors: Rocky Road, S'mores, Honey Graham, and Nutty Marshmellow.

"Satisfying your sweet tooth with zero grams of guilt. Introducing Halo, the delicious between meals treat that's designed to do your body good. With natural whole food ingredients and heavenly taste, these bars have such big flavors they take on a personality all their own"

Halo is

  • Sinfully Healthy Snack
  • Certified Organic
  • Only 150 Calories
  • Low in Sugar
  • Vegan and Dairy Free
  • All Natural
  • Good Source of Omega 3 & 6



6 flavors: Lemon, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, Cran-Raspberry

"fruition™ is the latest addition to the PROBAR family. This fruit-based superfood snack bar is designed to be satisfying on-the-go without the extra fat and calories. fruition is the marriage of oats, chia seeds, and cashews in 6 mouth-watering real fruit flavors."

fruition is

  • Two servings of fruit in every bar
  • Snack Size: 160 calories per bar
  • 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of fat
  • Certified Organic by QAI
  • Dense with antioxidants and Omegas from Chia Seeds


Art's Original Collection

8 Flavors: Old School PB&J, Whole Berry Blast, Superfood Slam, Art's Original, Koka Moka, Nutty Banana Boom, Cran-Lemon Twister, Apple Cinnamon Crunch.

"This is where award-winning whole food meal replacement started! Delectable combinations of 15 whole foods including grains, chunky nuts and delicious fruit in 8 flavors that will satisfy. With Art’s Original Collection you’ll find the incomparable recipes that continue to win rave reviews from critics and customers alike."

Art's Original Collection is

  • Delicious meal replacement
  • Certified Organic, 100% Vegan
  • Rich in Raw foods – 70% Raw
  • Good source of Omega 3 and 6
  • 8-12 g of plant based protein


Sweet & Savory

4 Flavors: Cocoa Pistachio, Maple Pecan, Kettle Corn, and Cherry Pretzel

PROBAR Sweet and Savory bars are a twist on the delicious, organic meal replacement we’re known for. With flavors like Cocoa Pistachio, Maple Pecan, and Cherry Pretzel you’re sure to find rich, gourmet flavors that appease salty sweet cravings and introduce you to flavors unlike any other bar.

Sweet & Savory is

  • Gourmet meal replacement
  • Salty Sweet flavor combinations
  • Balanced blend of carbs, good fats and protein
  • Certified Organic, 100% Vegan
  • 5 g of fiber and all the same nutritional benefits as our Original Collection


If you want to receive 40% off your first order, just visit and enter code BLOGGER at checkout.

Morningstar Farms Review

Morningstar Farms sent me a coupon to try one of their products to review. I chose the Tomato & Basil Pizza Burger.


It was SO delicious and the flavor was awesome. I love the little bits of cheese that are inside the burger as well.

I have also had their Chik patties, Mushroom Burger, and Veggie Burger before. They are all wonderful and taste so good! Not to mention that they are so easy to make - just pop 'em in the microwave and YUM!

Thank you Morningstar Farms for making great food!



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