This is a sponsored post for Fresh & Easy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
You may remember that I was at Blogher this year with a partnership with Fresh & Easy. I gave out gift cards and told other bloggers all about my favorite things from the store. And I have cards left and I’m sharing them with you! But first, let me tell you how Fresh & Easy has just made my morning life easier.
Fresh & Easy continues its transformation into a breakfast destination with the launch of several new delicious, fresh products with a twist on traditional breakfast staples designed to make breakfast easy without compromising on taste for customers on the go. I’ve tried a few of them and they are not only easy but delicious too! “Gone are the days of diet-busting drive-thru breakfast, eating on the go with Fresh & Easy is just as fast and isn’t full of artificial nasties,” said Sharon Price, Fresh & Easy’s grab & go guru. “We set out to develop more breakfast options that are delicious but not overloaded with calories, perfect for the customer looking for healthier options on the go.” The new hand-held meals make fresh breakfast on the go convenient and satisfying and join a variety of innovative selections such as grab & go omelettinis, breakfast sandwiches and meal bowls. Fresh & Easy’s breakfast selections are priced affordably from $1.99 to $3.99 and like all of Fresh & Easy’s fresh products, they are made fresh and delivered every day. The new breakfast items include: • fresh&easy Breakfast Parfait Wrap - Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and granola rolled in a sweet cinnamon wrap…no spoons needed • fresh&easy Open-Faced Salmon Bagel - Super convenient sandwich topped with oakwood smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and dill
• fresh&easy Protein Breakfast Sandwich – Sliced turkey, egg whites and fresh spinach on a whole-wheat bagel thin, an egg-celent source of protein with less than 200 calories • fresh&easy Vegetarian Soyrizo (Chorizo) & Egg Wrap – Scrambled eggs and veggie soyrizo in a whole-wheat wrap
• fresh&easy Apple Cinnamon and Almond & Fig Baked Oatmeals - Two varieities of tasty whole grain baked oatmeals with sweet and fresh fruit toppings Fresh & Easy has been making its name for itself with breakfast with more than just grab & go items, earlier this year the chain introduced first of its kind Wild Oats Marketplace™ cage free eggs delivered to stores within 72 hours of being laid – so fresh they even have a “laid on” date stamped right on the shell. The Wild Oats Large Cage Free Eggs sell for $3.99/dozen.
Since transferring to new ownership in November, Fresh & Easy has reinvigorated the brand and its stores with the aim of being the anytime, anyway, anywhere solution for getting healthy, convenient and affordable food including extended hours of operation – making many stores open 24 hours – bringing convenience and value to more and more shoppers.
About Fresh & Easy Fresh & Easy operates 167 stores in Arizona, California and Nevada. All of Fresh & Easy’s products, including the freshly prepared meals, are made with the highest quality ingredients and contain no artificial colors, flavors, high-fructose corn syrup or added trans fats. For more information about Fresh & Easy, visit www.freshandeasy.com and follow the company on its journey on Twitter www.twitter.com/freshandeasy and Facebook www.facebook.com/freshandeasy. “This giveaway promotion is solely sponsored by La Primera Blog and has not been sponsored, endorsed or approved by Fresh & Easy.”
After talking to some awesome friends, I did a little reading and think I need to give probiotics a try for both me and Isa. We both have allergy issues and digestive issues and I hear this could help a lot. I’ll report back. If you’ve had experience with these, please, share your thoughts.
School started this week for Gabi. She’s been so worried about 3rd grade. But she got a really good teacher, so I’m hopeful. I’ll have to spend more time this year helping her with her homework. And God help us with this common core crap. Hoping another year of speech therapy will finally get the R’s right for her.
Isa starts at a new middle school next week. Sixth grade was really hard for her. But we’ve spent a lot of time working with her doctors to get a hold of her anxiety, eczema, and allergies. Not missing as much school will be key. Plus getting an IEP or 504 plan is in the works. A smaller school with less students and hopefully less social distraction. She says she’s going to be Spencer (We binge watched Pretty Little Liars recently) this year, and hit the books hard!
Speaking of binge watching, it’s been a summer of shows around here. House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, Lost Girl and I can’t recall what else. I love a good story and binge watching is the best because no waiting for the next episode! well, until you reach the end of the ones they’ve aired anyway. Any other favorites I should know about?
Today I had lunch with my sister and her man. He has a brand new smartphone but hasn’t downloaded apps because he doesn’t want it cluttered? WHAT? who does that? I don’t get him. Apps are my crack man.
I’ve also done a lot of reading. Fault in Our Stars, This is Where I Leave You, something, and um… the Flowers In the Attic series. I read them all in the 8th grade. For a while VC Andrews was my favorite! Now, I think that is really twisted. wow.
You know when you have so many things to do, you don’t know where to start? And so you do the one thing that must be done now and get it off your list, and think damn, I’m good! And then you stare at your list of many other things, and decide, well, none of these are super urgent. So you try to prioritize and since they are all of the same priority and same time frame, you’re just stuck with choosing randomly. And you decide to do a blog post instead during your lunch break.
You decide that it would be better to throw your 8 year old a slumber party for her closest friends instead of one big party with a jumper for the whole second grade class. Problem. Her birthday falls after school lets out. And invitations get lost in the whole take everything you own home process at the end of the school year. Out of 7 girls invited, only 2 rsvp’s. Then one gets sick. The one remaining girl shows up. But her foreign born parents didn’t realize the concept of a sleepover, so she comes for dinner, cake and basically a play date. They decorate a pillowcase and she takes it home. A favor that now makes no sense since she didn’t sleep over. You serve the cute sleepover cupcakes that you slaved over but they taste great, so who cares? You all decide it worked out for the best and take your kid out on another day for a mommy/me breakfast and mani/pedi date. You decide to plan for next year’s slumber party a full month ahead of her birthday. Summer birthdays are rough.
You get a call that your kids may have been exposed to lice. You freak out and google the hell out of lice treatments. You curse yourself for not buying more Tea Tree Oil Wen when you ran out. You call your mom to come help and everyone gets a thorough comb through and a trim. You still haven’t stopped itching and you never want your kids to go anywhere again. You add tea tree oil to all the shampoos and conditioners in the house. (you just scratched your head, didn’t you?)
You get an awesome opportunity to go to BlogHer and you are so glad you went even though two days before your flight the familiar pain shows up and you’re downing water and pain killers. The last thing you wanted to pack with you to San Jose was a kidney stone. But you made a commitment and you’ve done this before. Why your kidney stones coincide with travel all the damn time is just a freaky coincidence, after all. But all the walking, and hydrating, and who knows what magic happened, but two days in, the stone is gone! You wave good bye and celebrate with pink moscato as you should.
You look up and you realize it’s August and you still haven’t done anything of noteworthy fun with the kids and you feel bad about that. So, you start researching trips and excursions and realize you don’t have a supply of funds for anything that you really want to do. But you have two weeks to do something. Anything. So that when your kids go back to school and they have to write an essay about their summer vacation, they have more to say than they watched movies on netflix and got a few manicures.
So, how’s your summer gone?
A friend tagged me on Facebook letting me know that today was National Twin Day! In my world, twin day actually falls in December. But a twin celebration on a national level, bonus!
People always say, “you have your hands full.” Or they say “such a blessing.” And truthfully, it’s both.
Sometimes they do a double take. They look like we are accompanied by a pair of unicorns. Yes, they’re real.
And sometimes I look at them in awe myself. Wow, we did that.