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!!

The Comfort and Convenience of Filing Your Taxes with H&R Block!

This post is sponsored by H&R Block but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Who else wishes they were taught how to do taxes in school? I’m raising my hand up high!!

As this tax season comes to a close, I’m glad there are reliable places like H&R Block to meet my tax needs!

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The Love Nudge App for Couples: A Review!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I’ve already heard about how commercialized it is and the reminders that you shouldn’t wait for one day a year to express affection to your family or significant other.

While I agree with these things, I always appreciate Valentine’s Day as an additional opportunity to show my loved ones I care. And no, it doesn’t always have to be the man who initiates it!

This year I’m the one planning a date night for my husband and I, and in partnership with FrontGate Media I’ve also downloaded the LoveNudge.app for couples. This app is based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®!

My husband and I first read Dr. Chapman’s book as newlyweds and found it so helpful.  Nearly 9 years later it’s been fun to do a bit of a refresh leading up to this day of love.

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Finding Quality Child Care with Quality Rated!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. However, all thoughts are my own.

Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

As a mom of 3, I have recalled this quote more times than I can count. It embodies so much of motherhood and puts to words what I often feel. As parents (or legal guardians), we are responsible for our precious, precious children, but sometimes, whether out of choice or necessity, we have to entrust someone else with their care.

Regardless of circumstances it’s not easy to do so. No one else can be mama but for those seeking child care there’s an incredibly reliable resource in Quality Rated.

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God’s Good News: A Book Review

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.

 – Billy Graham

On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham passed away from natural causes in his Montreal, North Carolina home. He was 99 years old. A spiritual giant, it’s no surprise that timeline after timeline was flooded with posts about the impact he made within the Christian community and the world. He preached Jesus to millions and remains one of the foremost pastor’s in America’s history.

Thanks to Front Gate Media, I received a complimentary copy of Rev. Graham’s published children’s book, God’s Good News.

This book is a welcome edition to our collection and a wonderful way to show our little ones the way to the cross as we prayerfully encourage them to seek God with their whole hearts. 

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