Monday, July 18, 2011

E-Mealz Giveaway

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After almost 4 years of weekly meal planning, I feel like I have gotten into a rut. We sometimes eat the same meals more than once or twice a month. I really want to try new meals, but sometimes I feel like the effort it takes to cook something new and exciting isn't that easy while taking care of a busy family. I was very excited when e-mealz.com contacted me to try a superscription to their weekly meal planning menus.

Here is how it works! You pay $1.25 per week or $5 a month for a subscription to the site. You choose what meal plan you want from the list below.
We chose from the Specialty Meal Plans for Two and chose the Low Fat Walmart plan, since we try to eat low fat and since I shop at Walmart. There are tons of meal plans to choose from...regular, low fat, portion control, low carb, gluten free, and vegatarian. You can choose plans that feed two people or plans that feed a family of 4-6. You can choose any store for your shopping list, or you can choose list specific to Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Aldi, or Ralphs depending on where you shop.

Then, you print that weeks meal plan and grocery store list. This is our menu and shopping list for this week!

The shopping list tells you the meal number for the ingredient, the section of the store, the item you need and the price. It also gives a total of how much it will cost based on the store you choose. This Walmart shopping list for 5 meals for this week, should cost us right around $40! Told you it was budget friendly! :)

Then you just take the list to the store and shop. I tried this last weekend. It made shopping SOOO easy. I just added a few basics that we buy weekly to the list and then headed to the store and quickly got all of our groceries for the week. It made shopping so much easier and I knew I had not accidentally left an ingredient off of my list because the list was made for me!

The meals are SO good and so easy to fix! Here are a couple of ours from this past week.

Grilled chicken and onion kabobs, couscous, and peach, cucumber and mint salsa.
Grilled brushetta chicken, brown rice and steamed veggies. (This meal was supposed to have bread sticks as the carb, but we wanted a healthier option so I made brown rice)

E-mealz is offering one reader a 3 month subscription to E-mealz!

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To enter this giveaway:
LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH!

1.Visit the E-Mealz site and view the meal plans. Come back and let me know what plan you would like to try.

3. Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this Giveaway.

Giveaway will end on Friday, July 22nd!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SheShe Made Giveaway

These beach towels from SheShe Made are perfect for trips to the pool or beach this summer!


They are a great size and are very plush! The appliqued name is an adorable addition that will separate these towels from all the others at the beach or pool.



This rick rack towel is great for any girly girl! I love the bright, fun colors!


There are also several other great bath towels, wraps and robes on their site!

SheShe Made is offering one of our blog readers one of the great beach towels! The winner will have a choice between The Boy's Seersucker Appliqued Towel or The RickRack Name Towel.

To enter this giveaway: Leave a comment letting me know which towel you would chose! Please include your email address if you do not have a blog.

For EXTRA entries {Leave a SEPARATE comment for each}:

1. Go to sheshemade.com and tell me your favorite item on their site! {Good Luck with this one! There are TONS of cute things!}

2. 'Like' SheShe Made on Facebook

3. Blog about this giveaway

4. Tweet about this giveaway

5. Mention this giveaway on Facebook

Giveaway will end on Sunday, July 10th. The winner will be announced on Monday morning!