Monday, December 14, 2009

Review and a GIVEAWAY!

I know it's been a while since I've been here, I've had some medical problems that have made it extremely difficult to do much of anything! (I'll explain at the end) But boy howdy, Panda Express has been my best friend!!

MyBlogspark has teamed up with Nature Valley and offered me an opportunity to review their newest product: Granola Nut Clusters. I'm a big fan of Nature Valley granola bars anyway, so I was excited for this chance. I like to buy their big boxes of the chewy ones at Costco. Mmmm. . .

Although, they send me this package before I even moved, and then I had my medical problems and was unable to post, their giveaway has closed. But because I'M the slacker on this one, fully and completely, you won't be getting a package from blogspark. It'll be coming from me!!

all four flavors of the granola clusters will go to a lucky winner!!

They come in four flavors: Nut lovers, Roasted Cashew, Honey Roasted Peanut, and Roasted Almond. I found them at my local grocery store for about $3.50-$4 and I've seen coupons in the sunday newspaper ads for $.50-$1 off! Not too bad.

A few of my favorite features about this:
  • They're bitesize. Literally! some things say "bitesize" but it reality about it's 2-3 bites. Like those bitesize candy bars.
  • The resealable package. I took these to my brother and some of his co-workers to try out (all about sharing the goodness!) and they were just tossing the package around to each other on the trucks and backhoes.
  • You can give a few to your kids! You don't need to try to control a whole granola bar leaving crumbs all over the house while they're eating.
Honey Roasted Peanut one was my favorite. I thought the sweet flavor was awesome, and peanuts are really the only nut I like anyway. Some others (aka-family) liked the sweet and salty mixture. Some thought it was too salty, some thought there was too much honey. The majority did think they were rather hard when biting them. (but that didn't stop them from eating them!)

The box tops is always a wonderful way to support your local school. Just cut them out, send them with your kids or even drop them off yourself! they'll be grateful.

TO ENTER: Just leave me a comment. Any ol' comment. (but I'd prefer the polite ones, and not hate-filled, like the one I just had to delete on another post I had. . .)

Giveaway will close SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (the 20th)

and this is what has been keeping me from blogging. Actually it's been keeping me from doing pretty much anything but lying around, and begging Captain Jax to pick me up some food from some place since the thought of the kitchen was too much to bear.

so now that I'm getting out of the "everything in my kitchen makes me sick" phase, I'll be started to get back into the regular posting. But bear with me still, I've got some other medical situations with this kid that put me on and off bedrest (which means I ain't cooking!) so I'll still be here and there. Hopefully more here than there. . .the ER kind of sucks.

Now enter to win a box of Granola Clusters!! Lasagna rolls will be coming up on wednesday


  1. I would love to win some snacks! Your blog is always a good one to visit when I am looking for something to fix for dinner when Jonathan and I are sick of our usual meals. We look for ideas from your blog!

  2. I'm so glad to see a post from you! And it's great to see a little mini you growing again. But I'm sorry you're having medical issues. I hope things will go as smoothly as they possibly can from this point on!

  3. How sweet and congrats on the baby. It will get better soon the begining is always the hardest. I love nature valley granola bars so i know i will love these. Do you happen to know the deadline for myblogspark reviews? I tried to email them with no answer. I wondered if they only gave a certain amount of time.

  4. Congratulations! I pray you have a happy, healthy pregnancy.

    I think these clusters sound tasty! I love granola bars.

  5. Congratulations!! I'm so happy to see you're back! I checked every day hoping to see a new post. I'm not a blogger, but I sure do love reading them all and yours is one of my top favorites! Take care and I hope you start feeling a lot better soon.

  6. Good to see you again! Congrats! Hopefully the rest of your pregnancy will be a breeze!

    I love granola bars - anything quick and easy to feed the kids. We actually just put some in our food storage, now to see how long they stay there . . .

  7. Those look wonderful! Congratulations on the baby!
    (I'm having a giveaway on my lunch blog, too, btw - in my blogger profile, or

  8. Thanks for posting on my blog! I hope you like the Tuna with Cheesy Biscuits when you make it.. if the baby will let you, that is, lol.. Congrats!!

  9. Congratulations! And thanks for the giveaway--I'm drooling they look delicious!

  10. Congratulations hope all goes smoothly!! These are my very favorite snacks.

  11. I hope you are feeling better. Babies have there issues LOL! That picture makes me want more. cute.


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