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Make Treat Time Last Longer with a Twist

Make Treat Time Last Longer with a Twist

This post is sponsored by  JW Twist-In Treats but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We just finished building an outdoor covered patio structure to enjoy this summer, so we are ready to start entertaining! While everyone loves my big hairy rescue […]

Reef Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Reef Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Laws are being passed and reef-wrecking sunscreens are getting the boot! But which options are effective and reef-friendly for your summer beach fun? Some new mineral sunscreen product has hit the market this year, and here’s a preview of some great options to protect your […]

Finding Comfort with Swanson Health’s CBD Hemp Extract

Finding Comfort with Swanson Health’s CBD Hemp Extract

This post was sponsored by Swanson Health.

As summer is almost in full swing, we decided to build an outdoor covered entertaining area in our backyard. What seemed like a simple backyard improvement has turned into a major endeavor, which has included long hours of painting, lifting, and hammering.

We’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the project has left us feeling a little overwhelmed!


Part of our overall wellness plan includes CBD hemp extract.  I was thrilled to partner with Swanson and test out some of their high-quality CBD hemp extract brands.


If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know that CBD hemp extract is a non-psychoactive product of industrial hemp that supports total body wellness. I’ve found CBD hemp extract promotes comfort, either by taking it orally or rubbing in a CBD hemp extract balm or roll-on.  I love that CBD hemp extract is natural and is a great way to boosts overall wellness & support healthy function in my body.


It’s very important to know where your CBD hemp extract is sourced from. When I first started using CBD, I didn’t understand anything about the quality or testing – and sadly, I spent money on some ineffective knock-off brands.

However, there’s no need to worry about getting a dud product via Swanson. Swanson offers a top assortment of quality CBD hemp extract products, including the most brands and formats. All CBD hemp extract products at Swanson are 100% quality-tested, so I know I’m getting quality products. If you’re familiar with CBD products, you’ll recognize some of these top brands that have a great reputation for quality.


Some notable CBD hemp extract options from Swanson to look for:

Plus CBDOil – products are sent to an independent lab and then tested for cannabinoid potency and make sure there are no pesticides, molds, bacteria, residual solvents, or heavy metals.

CBD Living Freeze  – high quality and this product also incorporates other natural ingredients such as Arnica and Tea Tree Oil.

Garden of Life CBD – clean, organic, and non-GMO

CBD Living Gummy Rings – lab tested, natural and features highly bioavailable nano-full spectrum hemp extract

Barlean’s Organic CBD Hemp Oil – gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and USDA certified organic


If you’re interested in trying out one of these great brands via, use code MEG10 at checkout for $10 off any $60+ order. Offer valid until June 30, 2019.


Bored Mom + Swanson Health Products CBD Hemp Extract Giveaway

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.


Cedar Bay Grilling Company Plank Salmon with Blood Orange BBQ Air Fryer Potatoes

Cedar Bay Grilling Company Plank Salmon with Blood Orange BBQ Air Fryer Potatoes

I’m so excited to be entering the Cedar Bay Grilling Company Blogger Recipe Challenge in the Grilling Contest Category! My family loves salmon, so I was excited to learn about this gourmet pre-planked salmon.  Located in a tiny South Shore hamlet of Blandford, Nova Scotia, […]

Stock up on General Mills Cereals & Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Stock up on General Mills Cereals & Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Giving and volunteering have always been a part of my life, so naturally, my daughter has been raised to also take part in many charitable causes. Moms will often ask me […]

Tangy Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Tangy Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemons

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySanPelMomenti #TastefullyItalian #CollectiveBias

As winter winds down and lemon trees are dropping their bounty, I have been preserving lemons with salt to use in soups, bakes, stews and salad dressings. As a fan of one-pot cooking, my Tangy Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemons is an easy, yet impressive dish to prepare for dinner guests. It may be enjoyed alone, or served over your favorite grain. The flavorful tagine flavors range from spicy, sweet to zesty, so it’s important to serve a delicious beverage that complements the flavors. I love pairing SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti Lemon & Raspberry beverage with this exotic meal as it’s a wonderful flavor mix of real fruit juice and refreshing bubbles, with no artificial sweeteners. The light lemon and raspberry flavors from the sparkling drink pair perfectly with this lemon infused tagine!

As SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti beverages are brand new at Walmart, they may not be available in every store just quite yet. However, I loved the convenience of ordering my cases of SANPELLEGRINO Momenti cans from Walmart online, as they came straight to my door. I can order in bulk, so I’m prepared to serve all my thirsty party guests.

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SANPELLEGRINO Momenti is a great alternative to soft drinks with a wonderful blend of real juice and fine, carbonated water. Many of my friends don’t drink soda, yet enjoy carbonated waters. My guests will love the SANPELLEGRINO Momenti beverages as they are super stylish! In fact, they are so attractive, that they may be served as is in the can, or poured into a frosty glass. My friends will also be thrilled that these sparkling drinks are also 35 calories per can! These drinks are fancy AND guilt free!

Tangy Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemons

I love using my own preserved lemons in this recipe, but you may also buy preserved lemons, or simply use 2-3 teaspoons of lemon zest instead.

You Will Need

  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp red chili pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2-3 preserved lemon chunks – rinsed and diced (make sure there are no seeds)
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 1 15.5 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup diced parsley
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or other vegetable oil
  • Serving suggestion: You may enjoy this tagine plain, or serve over rice, couscous or quinoa.


How to Prepare

In a large heavy pot, heat avocado oil over medium heat and add onions and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring regularly with a wooden spoon.

Add all of the chopped veggies and garbanzo beans.

Add in the salt and spices. Toss to combine.

Keeping the heat on medium, add in the can of crushed tomatoes and water and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in the diced preserved lemon.

Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer for another 20 minutes or so until all veggies are tender.

Sprinkle in parsley about 5 minutes prior to serving. The parsley will wilt and get darker. Save some parsley as a garnish topper for serving (optional)

Serve hot veggie tagine over your favorite grain, rice or serve plain.

This dish is so tasty that your guests will be asking for seconds if not thirds! Make sure to keep a large stash of SANPELLEGRINO Momenti beverages to serve with this elevated meal.

SANPELLEGRINO Momenti comes in the following deliciously light flavors at Walmart:

What would YOU pair these delicious SANPELLEGRINO Momenti drinks with? CLICK HERE TO FIND SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti in a Walmart near you!

Sarah Ingle
May 14, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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My Quick Seattle Getaway

My Quick Seattle Getaway

I groaned as I started to pack my suitcase. Seattle forecast? Rain, followed by a little more rain. As a native San Diegan, we have a love-hate relationship with rain. We desperately need the rainwater due to our ongoing drought, but the honest truth is […]

My Favorite Healthy Summer Drink : Berry Berry Zinger

My Favorite Healthy Summer Drink : Berry Berry Zinger

This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The warmer weather is FINALLY here, so I’ve been making my colorful, flavorful Berry Berry Zinger beverage. Pairing fresh seasonal strawberries with Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger tea creates […]

Suffering from the Super Bloom? Get Natural Allergy Eye Relief

Suffering from the Super Bloom? Get Natural Allergy Eye Relief

I received this product for free from Moms Meet ( to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I was absolutely thrilled that California received so much rain this year. Not only have we been in a horrible drought, but I haven’t seen the hills so green and vibrant in years! The frequent rains also brought us a Super Bloom of flowers from the coast to the deserts. The colors and varieties have been absolutely outstanding, but the unfortunate side effect is that we are all suffering from pollen-induced allergies!

In the past, we have resorted to products like Visine for immediate relief and to also help with the redness, as we thought that was the only option out there. However, through the MomsMeet program, I have been introduced to all natural allergy eye relief drops that are life changing!

Similasan Allergy Eye Relief is made from all natural active ingredients from the Eyebright and Sabadilla plants. Eyebright (Euphrasia) is intended to temporarily relieve minor symptoms such as a thick mucus and/or watery discharge, redness, and swelling of the eyelid. Sabadilla is intended to temporarily relieve minor symptoms such as watering eyes and eyelid redness.

The first time I put the Similasan drops in my eyes, I sort of braced for impact – as I was expecting these plant-based drops to sting a bit. Not only were the drops cool and refreshing, but there was no stinging at all – just pure comfort.

My husband tried them out the same day I did and was super impressed and said these were the best allergy eye drops he ever tried. Sadly, products like Visine contain vasoconstrictors, which are chemicals that basically constrict the blood vessels, thereby reducing redness in the eye. But the rebound effect can just result in even REDDER eyes.

Some allergy drops also contain antihistamine chemicals such as Pheniramine maleate or ketotifen fumarate to combat the itchy sensation that also goes along with seasonal allergies. However, Similasan doesn’t use vasoconstrictors or antihistamines. Similasan only uses natural botanical extracts to stimulate the body’s natural defenses and target the root cause. They also make other natural relief products for nasal allergies, allergy and sinus relief, pink eye and earache relief.

I can use the Similasan drops whenever I need relief too – there’s no limit, unlike the chemical laden ones. I now keep one in my purse and one in my car for those times when I am out smelling the flowers, but want my eyes to enjoy ONLY beauty – not red, itchiness!

Similasan is available in many drug stores across the United States (See list below)

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Where to purchase
Similasan Allergy Eye Relief is available to purchase at Albertsons, Amazon, CVS, Dollar General, Giant Eagle, Harmon, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, iHerb, Ingles Markets, Kmart, Kinney Drugs, Kroger, Meijer, Natural Grocers, Publix, Pharmaca, Rite Aid, Safeway, Save Mart, Schnucks, Sprouts, Supervalu, Swanson, Target, The Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Walgreens, Walmart,
Wegmans, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and Winn Dixie. To find Similasan Allergy Eye Relief in your area, visit for the full list of locations.