Start The School Year Off Smart With The Hungry Buddha + Giveaway

It’s time for back to school!!

Do I seem a little bit excited?

Well that’s because I am! Frankie and I are both equally excited to get back to our normal routine! Him because he’s looking forward to friends, fun and recess. Me, because I cant wait for Emilia to get back to her normal nap times and also some quiet “mommy time” during the day!

With back to school also comes the dilemma of the snack time rut!

It’s hard to come up with new healthy ideas that Frankie will actually eat and not end up making the return trip home after school!

With Hungry Buddha coconut chips you can add a healthy treat to your child’s lunch that they’ll love and you’ll love knowing it’s a healthy alternative to regular chips.

These Chips come in 4 delicious flavors:

  • Classic Coconut
  • Smokin’ Sriracha
  • Heavenly Honey
  • Cheeky Chocolate

These snacks are gluten and dairy free, with no cholesterol or trans fats.Hungry Buddha is certified GMO -Free. The company also donates 1% of their revenue to worldwide environmental organizations!

I’m going to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when we first tried these chips. I can honestly say they are delicious!

The kids love the Honey and Chocolate flavors (surprise, surprise!) While I loved the Sriracha!!

They’re crunchy, healthy and delicious. You wont feel bad about treating yourself to these chips while binge watching some Stranger Things on NETFLIX (Who else loves that show? Feel free to message me to chat about it!!)

These snacks are a new family favorite that will be making many appearances in Frankie’s lunches through this upcoming school year!

I’ve teamed up with Buddha Brand to offer my followers an amazing giveaway just in time for back to school!

One lucky winner will receive a Hungry Buddha Snack Pack featuring one bag of each coconut chip flavor along with a SkipHop lunch Bag!

To enter, head over to my Instagram page !

Good luck!

xo, Fran

I was provided these products at no cost of my own, for the purpose of review. As always these opinions are my own and true!






Jord Wood Watch Review + Giveaway

*This post was sponsored by Jord Watches, as always these opinions are true and my own!*

So I have to admit,

I have an obsession…… I loooooove watches!

Look on my dresser an you’ll find my large and still growing collection. I cant help it, and I can never resist one when it catches my eye.

For me the more unique the better! Its the finishing touch to any outfit.

Also now that I live that #momlife, I need something versatile. Something that I can wear on the daily school run but also dress up when one of our date nights rolls around!

That why I’ve fallen in love with Jord Wood watches

jord watch, wooden watch

Could you ever get more unique than a watch made out of wood?

These watches are high quality, stylish and beautifully hand crafted! They have so many designs that you’re sure to find one (or maybe two….) to suit your own personal style!

I cant even tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten on my Fieldcrest Zebrawood and Maple watch! (Find out more about this beauty here

Can I tell you what else I love?

These watches can come specially sized to fit perfectly right out of the box! If you’re like me and have super skinny (like annoyingly skinny!) wrists. You know how annoying it is to buy a brand new watch and be soooo excited to wear it, only to have to wait until it’s sized…

My watch came to me fitting perfectly right out of the package, ready to head out with me on my daily errands! Me and this watch were a perfect match from day one!

jord watch, wooden watch

With fall quickly approaching, who wouldn’t want to add an amazing accessory to their wardrobe?

I’ve teamed up with Jord to offer you an amzing giveaway!

The best part is everyone is a winner! Seriously EVERYONE!!

One Lucky winner will receive a $75 e gift card to put towards the watch of their choice. Here’s the thing… Everyone who enters automatically gets a $20 e gift card emailed to them!

How amazing is that?

Enter this amazing giveaway HERE !

Giveaway closes Sept 6th at 11:59 pm

Good luck to everyone that enters! (be sure to let me know which watch you pick! I might just have to pick up another one….or two..)

Cool Watches

xo, Fran

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Italian style hummus

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ninja turtles party

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Cups

coconut oatmeal cookie cups

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Moscato Wine Punch

moscato wine punch

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Garlic + Parmesan Mini Monkey Bread

garlic parmesan mini monkey bread

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Sun Dried Tomato and Asparagus Frittata


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