Tour of Bigelow Tea Factory & Giveaway #AmericasTea

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser as part of my partnership as  #BigelowVIP. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias Last year I was able to experience the Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation {America’s largest working tea garden} with the Bigelow family. It was a once in a lifetime experience and next week I will be telling you more about the Bigelow family. However now I want to talk about my experience at the Bigelow Tea factory! After having the experience to meet the Bigelow family, I can tell you for a fact that the Bigelow Tea factory embodies their family values! A photo posted by Natalie Zanatta (@mrsnzanatta) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT ~~~~~     Walking into Bigelow Tea headquarters is surreal! I wish I could provide more pictures of the experience but Bigelow Tea needs to keep some of their mystery! The smells, the friendly people, and the sights & sounds of the Bigelow Tea … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Jack-o-Lantern Jello & Apple Cider Punch with TEN

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Please Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#drinkTEN #CollectiveBias Halloween is our family's favorite holiday! This year we are having friends over for a Halloween bonfire. I LOVE entertaining but also like to make it easy for me to enjoy. Below see how I use Canada Dry TEN & Sunkist TEN to modify my hot apple cider to a sparkling version of apple cider so I can please everyone~~hot or cold! For an added treat, let's use the Apple Cider Punch to make some a tasty apple cider jack-o-lantern jello! ~~~~~ ~~~~~~ With only 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar, Canada Dry TEN & Sunkist TEN is a great foundation for my festive apple cider punch and jack-o-lantern jello. (if you want to make your own spiced apple cider, see my recipe here) ~~~~~   Now for the Apple Cider Jack-o-Lantern Jello! First pour 4 cups apple cider into saucepan to bring to boil (or ladle from … [Read more...]

Upside Down Pumpkin Pie

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Please note: This is a sponsored post as a Great Day Farms blogger. Fall can be a bit of pumpkin overload; However, with it only being once a year, I LOVE pumpkin overload! Sometimes we just need a dessert we can throw together at a moment's notice! This recipe is easy to make but is definitely memorable. Meet Upside Down Pumpkin Pie made with Great Day Farms eggs The secret tool that helps me make this perfect every time is my springform pan!  P.S. some people prefer to use the butter sliced up rather than melted so just see what works best for you! My husband prefers the sliced up method like he uses on his cobbler. Print Upside Down Pumpkin Pie Author: Natalie Z.   Ingredients - 1 can of pumpkin (15 oz. can) - 1½ cups milk - 3 Great Day Farms eggs - 1 cup sugar - 2 tsp. cinnamon - ½ tsp. ginger - ½ tsp. nutmeg - ¼ tsp. cloves - 1 box yellow cake mix (I used gf betty crocker) - 1 cup chopped pecans - 1½ stick … [Read more...]

Night out on the town in NYC: Blowout, Makeup Service, & Wicked!!!

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Please note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with my partnership as Bigelow VIP blogger. Most mornings I wake up like most moms where we spend all morning getting the rest of the house ready then worrying about our appearance last. Who has time to look perfect? I tell myself after I get the boys dropped off that I will take down my hair to fix it and put on a little makeup. Of course that never happens! I come back home to start cleaning the house and starting my work since I work at home. When I found out that we were being treated to a day of pampering in NYC, I was so excited! Blowout at Dreamdry in NYC and Bloomingdale's SOHO for makeup service with Bobbie Brown sounds like a dream! The idea of having someone else fuss over my hair and makeup sounds perfect for me who always forgets to have time for myself! Join me in my day of pampering preparing for a night out in NYC ending with Wicked! Usually my morning look is with hair up, no makeup, and my glasses (pictured … [Read more...]

Peabody & Sherman DVD Release with Brain-boosting Blueberry Muffin Recipe

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  Please note: This post is sponsored by Great Day Farms combined with my honest thoughts and opinions. This week Mr. Peabody and Sherman is available on dvd! To celebrate the release, I have paired up with Great Day Farms to create another brain-boosting recipe since you all loved the brain-boosting lemon berry cheesecake so much (see link here for cheesecake recipe & more about Peabody & Sherman) If you haven't seen Mr. Peabody and Sherman yet here's the plot: Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - The WABAC - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting … [Read more...]

BoxTrolls Twitter Party September 24th at 12 pm EST #BoxTrolls

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Please note: This Boxtrolls post and Twitter Party are sponsored by Great Day Farms The BoxTrolls will be in theaters September 26th! Our family loves stop-motion films so we cannot wait to go see The BoxTrolls! To get you all excited to see it, we are happy to invite you to the official Boxtrolls Twitter Party on September 24th at 12 pm est! Not that you need anymore than the Boxtrolls to get you excited about this twitter party but.... we will be giving away $500 in AMEX cards during the party! A quick synopsis about The BoxTrolls: Boxtrolls is about an orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher. Watch this #BoxTroll trailer to see the excitement for yourself! If you want a fun BoxTrolls inspired recipe try my savory bubble bread here Follow the BoxTrolls on Twitter, the sponsor Great Day Farms, and your hosts to follow along … [Read more...]

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

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I hope by now you have heard about The BoxTrolls!!! I am so excited about this movie with all the fun stop-motion and great theme it's hard to not be! With my partnership with Great Day Farms and their sponsorship of BoxTrolls, I got inspired to create a recipe thinking outside of the box with a savory twist on my bubble bread including eggs & cheese to go along with the movie! A quick synopsis about The BoxTrolls: Boxtrolls is about an orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher. Watch this #BoxTroll trailer to see the excitement for yourself! If you missed by traditional gluten free bubble bread click here ~~~~~~ This new bubble bread recipe uses the base for my bubble bread with a garlic and cheesy twist that would make The BoxTrolls proud!   Print Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread   Ingredients ¼ c. oil … [Read more...]

Welcome Fall with Febreze Home Harvest Collection & Burlap Bows

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Please note: Please note this post is sponsored in participation with Shespeaks and client #FebrezeFall Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! The moment the temperature starts to drop is the moment I start dreaming about vibrant Fall colors, rustic decor, and delicious Fall scents! Febreze Home Harvest Collection is now available at a Wal-Mart near you with new scents like Toasted Almond, Sugared Cranberry, Spiced Pear, Vanilla Latte and Autumn Harvest. What's your favorite Fall Scent? Febreze is my favorite brand to scent my home especially with the Febreze Noticeables features that I love: Alternates 2 scents such such vanilla & sugar for Vanilla Latte and Sandalwood & Chai for Autumn Harvest Ability to switch the Febreze Noticeable intensity from low to high with a switch located on the back. We prefer low with a non-overpowering scent that smells like home! New seasonal scents enough said with all the current ones listed! Blends seamlessly with our … [Read more...]

Getting Fit in Your City while earning Walgreens Balance Rewards!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Over the years without even realizing it we transform. Life as we get older is not like what we expected life to be like in our 20s. We promise we will make time for ourselves once the kids come along. The same person who was always in shape, always making healthy choices, always working out, and finding time for herself was just not who I was anymore. Now that all 3 of my boys are in full time school all that is going to change! For years I have been dreaming of a time when I had free time without the kids. I brainstormed on how I would make better choices with the healthy goals I had set. To be perfectly honest, now that it has arrived I am not sure what to do with myself. This is where the healthy goals are going to help me get back on track again with Walgreens Balance Rewards healthy choices program one step at a time!  I am getting out of … [Read more...]

Bigelow Tea Rub Ribs: Sweet Tea!

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Labor Day is almost here! For most of us grilling and a day off come to mind when we think of Labor Day. However, there's more to it than that. We need to remember the men and women who have fought for us! Bigelow Tea is All American: 100% American made by an American Family; an American Company for the American consumer. Available at an American Retailer - Walmart. Bigelow #AmericasTea seems like the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day! Did you know that Bigelow Tea has a program for the  Troops?  Their Bigelow Tea Troops Program has sent almost 4 million bags of tea have been sent to troops overseas! Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Charleston Tea Plantation: America's only Tea Garden. Bigelow Tea Guests are invited to the Charleston Tea Plantation for weddings, tours and even a variety of music festivals. It’s a tea-riffic way … [Read more...]