New: Fresca Bowls at Del Taco! And Giveaway

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I love when fast food places get innovative, and Del Taco has done just that with their new Fresca Bowls.

Coming in three different varieties:

Southwest Grilled Chicken & Veggie Bowl combines fresh-grilled chicken and a blend of
fire-roasted, red and green bell peppers, caramelized onions and flavorful Poblano peppers
Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl is made with marinated, fresh-grilled chicken, handchopped
pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro
Fire Roasted Veggie Bowl features Del Taco’s tangy green chile sauce, freshly-chopped
pico de gallo salsa, and a blend of roasted vegetables

When we went to our Del Taco location in Fairfield, CA we tried out the Southwest Grilled and the Pollo Asado bowl so we could try each others.  I loved the salsa component with my pollo asado bowl while my other half loved his pepper mix.

And I love that they created a Veggie Bowl for those who can’t get enough of their vegetables.

And now I want you to get a chance to try them out yourselves.

Enter for your Chance to win a 20 Dollar Gift Card to Del Taco by leaving a comment below with which bowl you’d like to try.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.  Must be 18 years or older and reside in the US.  Winner will be notified by email.  Giveaway ends at 12am EST on 10/28/2014.


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Adventure Seeker? A Must for Your Holiday Wish List: Go Pro Cameras!

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 


Life is an adventure, and one that we must capture through time.  Think about it.  We all have Bucket Lists or Life Lists of items we want to accomplish in our lives.  Wouldn’t it be fun if we could capture those moments right as they were happening?

The Go Pro Cameras have been making that happen the last few years, BUT, this holiday season, they’ve been updated making it even easier to capture those memorable moments.  Best Buy has the latest Go Pro cameras to help make your holiday shopping even easier.


Which camera is right for who?

Go-Pro-BlackCheck out the baddest model of the Go Pro Series: The Go Pro Hero4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

This camera would be perfect for the Adventure Seeker, the photographer wanting to get those EXTRAORDINARY shots, or the teenager who wants a creative outlet to get their creativity going.  This camera can get those GREAT shots.

Hero4SilverGoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

Know a person in your life who loves to be hands on?  The GoPRO Hereo4 Silver would be the perfect camera for them offering the built-in touch display allowing you to have control over everything.

Have a college student studying photography?  This would be a GREAT camera to gift them.  Have a video maker on your hands? Put this camera in their hands to see what they create.  TRUST me, they’ll be nothing but smiles in your household.


GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

This GOPro Hero Camera would be perfect for those curious about the GoPro Cameras or those just starting out in adventure photography.  Being able to capture EVERYTHING that a GoPro camera offers and more.

I know the GoPro Cameras are on my Holiday Wish List, and will be one of the most sought after items this holiday season.  Luckily for us, Best Buy has us covered along with a variety of accessories making it the BEST place to get these fun cameras and then some.

For more information be sure to stop by t or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.


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3 Ways to FRESHEN Up Your Salad!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fresh and Easy.  We have BEEN huge fans since we first discovered them back in Los Angeles.  All thoughts and Opinions are our own.


So I have a confession.  When it comes to making easy to go salads, I cheat a little.  To make my life easier, and to make the salad making process better for me, I cheat by buying Salad Mixes then I add in my Salad Fixings from there.

These Wild Oats Salad Mixes from Fresh and Easy ARE GREAT, and the best part?  They’re Organic too.


With that being said, here are 3 GREAT ways to Freshen Up Your Salads:

Freshen Up Your Baby Leaf Spring Mix Salad by:


These salad mixes are great for adding in fruits, nuts, crumbled cheeses, etc.  So, what we did was cut up a few strawberries, tossed them into the salad then topped with Feta Crumble Cheese.  Mixed up the salad then added more fruit and cheese.

Right now, with it being fall, it’d be great to toss in some apples and walnuts then top with a light fruit vinaigrette or during the summer to use some of those fresh berries with this salad mix.  You can change it up throughout the year with what’s in season.

Freshen Up your Italian Salad Mix by:


I love ITALIAN Salads.  The first thing that always comes to mind for me is a nice Caesar Salad, and recreating that salad with an Italian Salad mix couldn’t be easier.  Just purchase some Caesar Croutons then toss in some parmesan cheese, and you’re all set.  Top with your favorite dressing then, of course, mix it up with your favorite Italian Meal (pasta anyone?)

Freshen Up Your Spinach Salad by:


Whenever I think of Spinach, I can’t help but thing back to Popeye.  It cracks me up every time, but over the years I’ve learned how good Spinach can be, but not only that, it’s one of the easiest to make a salad out of.

The best part of Spinach Salads is how well it mixes with some of your favorite veggies.  Add in your tomatoes, carrots, relish, cucumbers, or whatever else you enjoy in your salads.

For the salad above I kept it pretty basic by adding in tomatoes then tossing in some shredded mozzarella cheese and some feta crumbles.  BUT, now I’m set for lunches at work throughout the week.

And, for that exact reason, is why I love buying Salad Mixes to make my life just a tad bit easier, and from what I can tell, these Wild Oats Organic Salad Mixes from Fresh and Easy did just the trick.




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