Go for the Gold this Summer with Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit!

This post is sponsored by Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The summer is here and we’re so excited for what lies ahead! We have some scheduled fun and many impromptu adventures on the horizon as well. One place we’ll frequent is the pool because it’s hot, hot, hot in Georgia, and we look forward to congregating around the water with friends.

In fact, we went to our first pool party of the season and I really wanted to bring something tasty and refreshing to contribute. I’m not very creative in the kitchen and thought a simple salad would be nice. The difference this time, however, was the addition of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit!

My family really enjoys kiwi but it’s not something we think to buy often. When we do, it’s typically the green kind, but who knew there was a yellow kiwi option?!! 

Have you ever heard of a yellow kiwi?

I was intrigued when I saw this sungold kiwi in the exotic fruit section, and learned that Zespri is a New Zealand based business that focuses primarily on the kiwifruit. Packed with nutrients, kiwi is a great source of folate and potassium. It’s juicy and so easy to cut open and serve too! 

When it came time to put together a salad to bring I decided to add this special ingredient. I knew I made a delicious discovery and wanted to share!!

The water, and salad were both big hits that day, and even though it seems small, trying something new with food took me out of my comfort zone. I’d like to do more things that stretch me this summer which is why I’m also excited to share Zespri’s Wander & Win Challenge!

For the next 10 weeks I encourage you to try something new and step out of your comfort zone with the challenges you can find here.

Each week involves a prompt and will encourage you to either “Go For It” or “Go for the Gold”. Signing up gives you the opportunity to win up to $15000 worth in prizes!!

Here’s an example and what I had in mind when I added Zespri’s SunGold Kiwifruit to my salad:

Week 2: Let your palate wander

Go For It: Journey off your shopping list. Try something new at your grocery store or local farmer’s market.

Go for the Gold: Host a pot-luck, and have everyone bring a dish from a different country. Yours will be from New Zealand with a Zespri SunGold as the secret ingredient. zesprikiwi.com/recipes

From entertainment, exercising and inspiring ways to give back, these challenges are a fantastic way for you (and your family!!) to try some new things this summer!

I’m guilty of often thinking change has to be grand in order for it to make an impact, but here are 10 small and simple ways that can make a significant impact on the way you view your summer of fun!

Try Zespri’s sweet, yellow kiwi and don’t forget to sign up for their Wander & Win challenge today!!

A Summertime Spin on Your Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

This post is sponsored by Black Creek but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

In just 3 days school will be out for the summer and I can’t wait!! No more drop-off and pick-up lines, sleeping in (ha! who am I kidding, lol), and plenty of festivities & quality time with the family. 

As I think ahead to the first big event, Memorial Day, the menu is definitely on my mind. 

My hubby will be the grill master, but I might be able to show him a thing or two when I make some White Cheddar BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese sandwiches for the occasion!

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An Incredible Dinner at Establishment ATL

We received complimentary meals in exchange for this review. As always, my opinion is 100% honest and my own.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the restaurant Establishment, while on my girls trip. There are a number of great food options in Atlanta, but some places really stand out. This is certainly one of them!

From the rustic decor based on elements of Atlanta’s rich history, to the incredible service, this is a place you must try if given the opportunity! Oh, and did I mention that the food is phenomenal?! 

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Cooking Up Convenience With Dinner Thyme + $100 Giveaway!

This meal was provided by Dinner Thyme in exchange for an honest review. As always, I only share what I love and appreciate your continued support!

If you know me in person this won’t come as a surprise to you, but cooking is not my thing.

Ok, ok. Now everyone in the “Amen” corner please settle down. LOL. 

In all seriousness, I don’t enjoy cooking. I don’t even enjoy grocery shopping. In fact, I despise it. And while my husband will graciously eat all of my meals (let’s face it, the man has to eat something), there are only a handful of dishes that I feel I really knock out of the park.

In addition to my general disdain for the whole process, there’s this thing called time that no one ever has enough of. Evenings are especially challenging with my husband’s work schedule, church activities, getting the girls to bed on time (HA!), etc, but we have to eat!

We don’t want to fall in to the quick but unhealthy fast food routine, so we decided to give Dinner Thyme a try!

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Holiday Hosting With Stella Cheese

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can all relax right? Hahaha. WRONG!!

The Christmas season is upon us which means decorating, holiday music, shopping, planning, and of course, hosting some fun and festive gatherings! 

Christmas Eve dinner is at our place for the second year in a row, and as I consider different menu options I want to have great appetizers in place. A cheese board is a definite go-to in my book, and this year I’ll be using one of the many flavorful options from Stella Cheese!

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