Monday, July 12, 2010

Smart for Life

I was ecstatic to find a box on my doorstep from Smart For Life.  Mom Central is hosting a blog tour for under-WAY and Smart For Life products. 

Their product idea is that you eat cookies and drink lots of water, and you lose weight.  I don't really need to lose any pounds, but my body could use some toning after having three babies. 

They sent cookies, a bagel, and some no calorie drinks.  The drinks are sort of like a flavored water or a sports drink in flavor, but they taste all right.  The one problem that I see with them is that they still taste like they don't have any sugar in them.  I have never been a fan of aspartame or sucralose, so these products don't completely do it for me, but I had an ulterior motive for wanting to be a part of this blog tour. 

Most people who read this blog know that my husband is overweight and a diabetic.  He doesn't always want to eat what he should, so I have been keeping my eyes open for diabetes friendly foods.  Smart For Life totally fits the bill.  The products are flavorful, full of good nutrients, and full of fiber.  My favorite of all of them were the chocolate chip cookies.  They were soft, and when eat them and drank one of the under-WAY waters at the same time, they were not only edible, but pretty yummy.  If I were really wanting to lose weight, Smart For Life would be a blessing to me.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of underWAY and Smart for Life and received samples of the products to review.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A trip to Scotland

Jackie: Hey Mom, Ben and I are going on a trip.

Mom:  Really?  Where?

Jackie: Scotland

Ben: Scotland is in Jackie's room.

Mom:  How are you going to get there?

Jackie: We were going on an airplane, but the airline canceled our flight.

Mom:  Really.  So what are you going to do instead?

Jackie: Drive.

Mom:  You can't drive all the way to Scotland.  You have to cross the water to get to Scotland.

Jackie: Oh. pause We'll drive around the water.

Mom: But Scotland is all the way across the ocean.  You can't drive that far.

Jackie:  Oh.  Then we'll take a truck to the ocean and go in a boat.

Mom:  What type of boat.

Jackie: A motor boat.

Ben:  I built the motor boat.

Jackie:  He built me one too.

Ben:  Nope.  I only built one, but I am going to share with you, Jackie.

Jackie:  We're going to share Ben's motor boat across the ocean.

Mom:  OK.

Ben: And we are going to walk when we get there.  And really, we are just going to walk.  Scotland is in Jackie's room.