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Coffee Mate® Natural Bliss Creamer{Sponsored}

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I am not a coffee creamers kind of person. My philosophy is that coffee, with both complex and subtle flavors, should be enjoyed unadulterated without the fancy shmancy coffee creamers that leave your coffee tasting more like a milk shake than the blessed caffeinated drink. So when I was perusing the dairy refrigerated section at Wal-Mart,  I was surprised to see Coffee Mate®Natural Bliss Creamer. My attention was peaked because I love sweet cream flavor. I took it home and ... well... y'all.... I drank a bottle of creamer in a day or two. Eeesh.

So when Social Fabric offered a chance to shop and review Coffee Mate® Natural Bliss Creamer I jumped at the chance.  I knew where to find the product, in the dairy aisle, and  I came home from my shopping trip already knowing I was in LOVE with Natural Bliss.

I whipped out my oh-so-not-environmentally-friendly-indulgent Keurig and brewed a perfect cup of coffee. It is summer, after all, so this coffee quickly got cooled down with some ice. Mmmmm. A delicious treat.

Here is the thing:

My first thought is that whole foods are much much better than processed foods. People should choose foods that have names you recognize and you can trace their origin, preferably, and origin that didn't come from a chemistry lab. In our world, though, convenience is a big deal. People wake up in the morning and rush around and are looking for ways to skip steps. Coffee Mate® Natural Bliss coffee creamer is a "convenience" that I can feel good about because it has only 4 ingredients.

  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Cream
  • Natural Flavorings
I am a bit sketchy about what "natural flavorings" actually means... but overall, if you gotta drink your coffee with creamer, THIS is the one to choose.
Even Garrett who is not a coffee drinker  made himself a lovely iced coffee with this goodness.
Check out the link here for a Wal-Mart®  coupon to try Coffee Mate® Natural Bliss creamer for yourself.  I even went back and got the Carmel flavored Coffee Mate® Natural Bliss creamer. I wasn't disappointed.

You can see my shopping experience HERE. Check out the Natural Bliss Facebook page and follow #NaturalBlissWM hashtag to see all the cool things people are doing with Coffee Mate® Natural Bliss creamers (I heard someone used Sweet Cream flavor to make Mac & Cheese!).  This creamer will be stickin' around my house for awhile.











“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.

Odwalla Champion For Kids Game Day Challenge: Odwalla Ambush {Sponsored}

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I wrote about part 1 of the Odwalla Champion For Kids Simple Service Project that I did with my kiddos. We went to our local Wal-Mart and purchased some athletic equipment to donate to Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. We gave our items to Sadie, the awesome co-author of this blog, to take the NWA Children's Shelter (her day job!) The balls we purchased will go to kids who are not able to be with their parents due to legal reasons. Isaiah was particularly excited about picking out a basketball for the children to play with. He said, "Mom! Look at my crazy super excited face!"

We decided grabbing some cones and fun colored bouncy balls would be great for small kids. I'm thinking some Foursquare action! If you are interested in my shopping experience check out my Google+ Album


We also got Odwalla juice while shopping! This juice is stinkin' awesome! The bottle is eco-friendly and the juice puree is body friendly. I got really excited about this product. I have seen Odwalla, but I never tried it. Once I tried it, I was convinced that kids would love this product. My kids are already drinking puree juices, but I honestly never considered taking these juices to their sporting events and play dates. I always reach for *cough* those "traditional" juice drinks, like most moms on the go do.  Part of the Champions For Kids goal is to improve nutrition for children in the United States. Odwalla, one of the Champions for Kids "champions" is a product that provides better nutrition, a healthier alternative, to what most kids are consuming. I decided for the second half of my project I would head out to the ball fields and "ambush" some kids during their saturday games. I wanted to focus on kids making a healthy switch from standard chemical filled, reconstituted, from concentrate juice to VIBRANT and delicious Odwalla juice puree.



The ingredients in Odwalla aren't full of all sorts of frightening chemicals and additives. Odwalla also makes the point to provide their consumers with NON-GMO. This means no genetically modified ickies all up and through your lovely juice. This is a choice ANY mom can get behind.

Check out my video of kids trying Odwalla juice puree and their authentic reactions. If you are interested in Champions For Kids  , how to do a SIMPLE service project of your own or #OdwallaCFK Game Day Challenge check out the links. You can also follow Champions For Kids on Twitter and Facebook.



*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias, but all of my opinions are my own.