Monday, August 18, 2008

Blogging for Blood Cancer

The first annual “Blogging for Blood Cancer” event will take place from August 11-18, 2008. This first time event will bring bloggers from across the United States together to raise awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The event is being hosted by Goodies for Mom in conjunction with the Friends of Heroes (FOH) National Light The Night Team of which I am a proud part. We are asking (ok ,begging) that bloggers post on your blogs throughout the event about the importance of the LLS mission, share your personal stories of those you have come to know who have been affected by blood cancer, or share some of the stories you read here and on the FOH site during the week that have touched your hearts. Be sure to check out The Friends of Heroes blog and this post! You have a chance to win some prizes! I would be happy to win any prize--like the American Express gc!


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Review: Snacktrition

I had the opportunity recently to try some really delicious nut snacks by Snacktrition! "Snacktrition is enhanced with key nutrients such as calcium and fiber, which makes good-for-you foods like almonds and cashews better than ever. Made from real fruit and nuts, every bite is bursting with mouthwatering flavor and a crunchy texture that every snacker craves." Their almonds and cashews are health-baked, sprinkled with nutrients that our bodies need like fiber and calcium. They then oven-roast them and add kosher sea salt to taste. The results are *delicious*!! I recommed the Salt & Pepper Cashews and the Calcium and Fiber Fruit & Nut Mix! My Mom favored the Cashews and I had the Fiber Fruit & Nut Mix gone in no time! :) I love it! You can purchase these at Snacktrition--the 3 oz bags are $2.99 each & the 8.5 tubs are $6.99 each. I recommend and love the tubs because the bags will NOT last you very long. :) Their tubs are reusable and dishwasher & microwave safe.