Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seasonal Transitions With Coffee-mate + Giveaway!

With the temperature ever so slightly changing thankfully cooler, I notice little things that signify the end of summer and the beginning of my favorite season of the year. My choice in beverage usually changes with the seasons as well - raspberry lemonades during the summer & warmer, frothier drinks during the fall.

That being said, I recently had the opportunity to try two of Coffee-mate's newest Latin Flavor liquid creamers, La Lechera® Dulce de Leche & Abuelita® Mexican Chocolate, and I can't decide which one I like better! I usually prefer peppermint and mint chocolate during the colder months, but these seem to work perfectly during this seasonal transition.

I first tried the Dulce de Leche flavor and boy can I say it makes a difference in my coffee. I used to take my coffee with just a few sugars, but I'm slowly understanding why these flavored milk and creamers are so popular. The Dulce de Leche flavor has a creamy, milk caramel texture and definitely sweetened up my cup - I'll probably have to put in less next time as I'm still used to the more bitter-flavored coffees, but I can definitely see the appeal.

Next up was the Mexican Chocolate flavor, and this one was right up my alley too! I detected hints of cinnamon and some other spice-flavors I guess this only makes sense since these are Coffee-mate's new Latin flavors.

It's impossible not to fall in love with these two new flavors, but choosing one to be my favorite may truly be impossible. Coffee-mate's smooth, creamy taste has been perfected to help bring out the flavor in your coffee, so be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win!

Giveaway Prize & Rules:

Instructions: Send an email to inquiries (at) with your name and shipping information (1 per person, U.S. residents only)
Prize: Giveaway winner will receive a custom-designed coffee mug by Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica, coasters, and 2 full-value Coffee-mate product coupons.
Deadline: Emails must be received by September 30, 2014.

Be sure to follow Coffee-mate on Twitter for more delicious fun and giveaway opportunities!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kick Up Your Energy with Balance Bar & Walmart

Although summer is winding down and the days are getting colder, my workout and fitness regimen has largely remained the same aside from a few hectic work days. And on days where I find myself doubling on work and exercise, it does become difficult to keep my body energized and my mind focused. That's why I've teamed up with Balance Bar and Walmart to introduce to you all a great nutrition bar that I've been eating the last couple weeks.

Balance Bar is a high-protein nutrition bar packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants to give you the energy you need without sacrificing on taste. Trust me when I say I've had my share of energy bars, and while some taste like a shoe, Balance Bar definitely sits near the top of my "best-tasting nutrition bars" list.

Balance Bars currently come in a variety of flavors such as cookie dough pictured above and peanut butter. They even have new dark chocolate flavors that I saw in stores and will definitely be trying the next time I get a chance.

Aside from 15 grams of protein to help you stay toned and fit, they're also packed with 23 vitamins and minerals, carry a low glycemic index, and provide an excellent source of antioxidants. So the next time you find yourself drained of energy, whether you're at work or at the gym, be sure to visit your local Walmart and pick up a few of these Balance Bars to keep the energy going!

Disclosure: Compensation and product was provided as part of a sponsored collaboration with Balance Bar. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Balance Bar or Walmart.