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#WalkYourWorld with Earth Footwear {Giveaway}

#WalkYourWorld with Eath Footwear! You could win your own pair today!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Earth Footwear #WalkYourWorld Campaign. The opinions, as always, are my own. 

Life lesson #3245 – Don’t wear uncomfortable shoes.

I think I learned this lesson approximately 7 years ago. There was more than one time in my life that I bought shoes that were at least one size too small just because they were SO CUTE but they didn’t have my real size. I chalked it up to a sacrifice for wearing cute shoes and *trying* to be stylish.

While my feet did look cute, I was in complete agony and usually ended up barefoot at some point in the day or night. Most likely it was night…but that’s a story for another time.

Ladies, don’t wear cheap shoes and don’t wear the wrong size. Our feet deserve better!

With all my foot drama over the past few years, I’ve really embraced this life lesson. I’m not afraid to even go higher than my “normal” shoe size now if it means my feet are comfortable and happy. I’d love to wear my running shoes all the time or even go barefoot, there are some instances where “real” shoes are needed.

#WalkYourWorld with Earth Footwear!

Happy feet = happy life. True story.

That’s part of the reason I am so excited to share with you Earth Footwear! If you’re a shoe lover, and a comfort lover, you’re gonna be all over these shoes (keep reading for your chance to win your own pair of pure comfort!). When you find a brand that understands comfort, it’s truly a marvelous thing.

When I was approached by Earth Footwear to try their shoes last year, I became a fan immediately. Super cute shoes that actually feel good? Yes please!

Their new fall line does not disappoint. You can check out all their different styles HERE. When fall rolls around, I’m all about boots. I was looking for a new pair of black booties to replace a pair that no longer felt comfy on my feet. I wanted something that I could wear everyday with anything. The Odyssey delivered!

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The heel is just the right height – not too high that my feet start screaming at me after wearing for an hour. I love the buckle details that kind of make it look a little like a motorcycle boot. I’ve always wanted to be a biker babe. Well not really. Motorcycles scare me. But it sounds cool, right?

So how would you like to win a pair of your own Earth Shoes? Here are the styles you will have to choose from if you win :


Odyssey –The booties that stands out from the pack with beautiful pleated leather details and wrap-around straps featuring laser-cut details. (value $160)


Pepperidge–Modern in every way, with motorcycle-influenced styling inspired by the latest runway shows, but made perfectly right for everyday. (value $160)

EarthFootwear Pilot

Pilot–The essential update to the timeless Mary Jane with rich burnishing, laser-cut strap details and a petite metal accent for an extra dash of style. (value $109.99)

Follow the Rafflecopter prompts to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks

Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks! Real ingredients that you can feel good about giving your kids for a snack. |
Disclaimer: As a Stonyfield Yo-Getter, I received free products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own.

My kids are absolutely LOVING Kindergarten. Every weeknight when I tuck them in, I tell them to get lots of sleep because they have school in the morning. Their immediate response is YAY!!!!!!!

Let’s just hope that we can keep the positive school vibes going for the whole year.

With a new school, there are new friends, new routines and new experiences. One is lunchtime. At their old school, healthy snacks and a lunch were provided by the school so everyone pretty much had the same thing to eat. Now, there’s everything under the sun. Some kids get hot lunch. Some pack a lunch. Some healthy. Some not so healthy. We pack a lunch everyday. I soon found out that one of their new friends brings fruity snacks (aka fruit snacks in kid talk) every single day.

Of course, that lead to their request of having fruit snacks every single day at school. First off, I rarely buy fruit snacks. If I do, it’s a BIG deal. Secondly, I had to explain that variety is the spice of life. You don’t need to eat fruit snacks every single day.

As luck would have it, the very next day, the UPS driver dropped off a huge box of the new Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks.

STonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks

I know what you are thinking – Stonyfield?!?!? Don’t they make milk and yogurt?

Yes! But now they are venturing out of the dairy aisle. These bite-sized gummy fruit snacks, that are shaped like the most adorable little cows, are made with organic ingredients including real fruit and vegetable juices. They come in two flavors: Mixed Berry and Strawberry.

Of course, I had to do a taste test before my kids got home from school. You know – for quality control purposes and all. They are so good! For a second, I thought about hiding every single one for my own stash. They’d never know! BUT, I’m not that mean.

When the kids got home, they were quite excited to taste the new little cow fruity snacks. The verdict? YUM!

Stonyfield Fruit Snacks Cows

It’s nice to know that there’s an organic fruit snack option out there without anything funky added. I can pronounce every single ingredient on the label. And now my kids’ can hang with their new friend who loves fruit snacks. Maybe I should pack extras so they can share the goodness of Stonfyield with her?

Stonyfield Fruit Snacks are still quite new so you might have some difficulty finding them in your area. You can use the Store Locator to find the nearest available location to you. When they do show up on the shelves, stock up!

Eat Smart with the Perfect Salad

Eat Smart Beet Salad

I try to eat at least one salad a day. Most of my salads are of the everything but the kitchen sink variety. Nothing is off limits to topping my greens. Fruit, nuts, seeds, grains, quinoa – give it to me. It may not be the prettiest, but dang it tastes good.

I’ve had co-workers comment on my salad about how great it looks but it’s so hard to make the perfect salad. Say what? What’s so hard about making a salad? I think most people don’t like all the chopping. I don’t either. That’s why my salads will never be picture perfect or restaurant ready. I tear up greens with my hands. There may be small and large chunks. It’s all good to me. Toss and go is my motto.

Eat Smart Salad Kit

A solution for those who don’t like chopping (or if you don’t like to tear things up like me) is to buy convenient bag salads. I know what you are thinking – Gross. My experience with bag salads has usually been one of two things – it contains nothing but iceberg lettuce and two skinny carrot twigs. B-O-R-I-N-G.  Or the greens turn brown within a day and everything in it is slimy. Yuck.

Well things have changed a lot since the last time I tried bag salad kits. Eat Smart Salad Kits are chef-inspired salad kits that contain six or more superfoods and include everything needed for a delicious salad. Savoy cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, roasted pumpkin seeds, quinoa and beet greens – You won’t find boring here.

Eat Smart Super Caesar Salad

Eat Smart Super Food Salad Kits each contain 6 or more super foods and include everything you need in the package for a delicious chef-inspired salad. The flavors are sophisticated and it’s super convenient to be able to toss and serve something that tastes like it was prepared in a restaurant. We enjoyed the kits with dinner each night and I brought the leftovers for lunch the next day at work. I topped off the Beets and Greens with grilled chicken for the perfect protein packed lunch to keep me full and satisfied throughout the afternoon. It really is a marvelous way to get your greens.

My favorite salad kit was Eat Smart Wild Greens & Quinoa Vegetable. I’ve tossed quinoa in my salads before but never like this. Uncooked, the quinoa gave the salad a nice little crunch like from a seed or nut. Plus it’s perfect for Meatless Monday.

Eat Smart Plant Powered Quinoa

Eat Smart also has new Plant Powered Protein Salad Kits that contain at least 11 grams of protein. They are single servings and individually wrapped for freshness. They are perfect for taking to work. Ron brought the BBQ Ranch to work one day and raved about how awesome his lunch was. BTW – he’s one of those people that hates all the cutting and putting together to make a salad.

Eat Smart Plant Powered Protein

You can find the Eat Smart salad kits nationwide. Check out Eat Smart’s store locator on their website to find a location near you.

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