Apr 252014
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I was provided 2 complimentary tickets to attend this event, opinions expressed are that of my own.

Kohlrabi Slaw

Thanks to Whole Foods Market Sarasota and Geraldson Community Farms, I was invited this past week to attend a dinner to sample locally grown organic food coming straight from the farm.

The “Field to Fork” Dinner Event allowed attendees to taste prepared vegetables that are grown locally, dine under the stars, and enjoy family fun activities like lawn games along with music and dancing.

Field to Fork Event Geraldson Community Farm 9

Initially my husband was scheduled to go with me to this event, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, this ended up being a girl’s night out. He got put in charge of the baby sitting responsibilities.

However, I was happy to have a good friend come along, and I think we were both excited to sample the unique dishes that would be served during the evening.

Goodies at Geraldson Community Farm Field To Fork Event

When we arrived at the event, the first items we were directed to were the utensils. These were neatly wrapped in twine along with a piece of farm themed material AKA our napkins.

In addition, they were placed in a mason jar which was our reusable beverage container for the evening.

Field to Fork Event Geraldson Community Farm 10

After this, we made our way to the food and wine pairings.  Our first stop was a Kohlrabi Slaw with Tangerine Dressing.  This slaw was a light dish, and had a great color and fresh taste.

Neither one of us had tasted Kohlrabi before, and it reminded me of cabbage. Of course, I immediately went to the internet to see what this vegetable was all about, and actually learned something new.

Field to Fork Event Geraldson Community Farm 3

Next, we tried the Beet Salad. I have to admit upfront that I am not a big fan of beets, but I do love goat cheese and since that was one of the ingredients, I was open to trying it. I was not disappointed.

The goat cheese really enhanced the recipe, and I would definitely want to try to make this at home to expose my kids to the dish.

Beets and Goat Cheese

After this, we walked the grounds and checked out a few of the other items that were up for sampling. Shortly there after, dinner was served.

The meal via buffet style included Chimichurri Steak, Vegan Squash Gratin, Key West Shrimp, Wilted Greens Salad, Eggplant Stew, Grilled Vegetables, and a Raw Kale Salad.

The grilled vegetables were really good, and the Key West Shrimp was amazing. My only regret was that I did not go up for seconds of the SHRIMP.


I also accidentally found out that there were some carrots cooked with some amazing heat. I am sure those who like SUPER hot food were absolutely loving this.

Although many of the foods at this event were items that I probably would have never been exposed to, and I was happy to try something new and broaden my horizons. I was also happy to end my evening with a piece of Candy Striped Beet Baklava with Walnuts and Local Honey.

Field to Fork Event Geraldson Community Farm (2)

Between the decorations, the dishes, and the atmosphere, this event truly had a farm feel about it, and I am looking forward to touring the Geraldson Community Farms facility in the future.

Do you grow your own vegetables or are you a part of a (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture Farm?  If not, do you try to shop local for farm foods?

Whole Food Market is America’s first national certified organic grocer and is the leading natural and organic food retailer. For your nearest location, visit wholefoodsmarket.com

Geraldson Community Farms is a 20 acre Certified Organic (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture Farm located in Bradenton, Fl. To learn more about this operation, visit geraldsoncommunityfarm.org. For additional photos of the event visit field2fork. 


Jun 242013
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Coach Bag Event Giveaway

Summer time is here, and it offers a great opportunity to change up your wardrobe, have a change of temperature, and if the kiddos are home, a change in atmosphere.

And, speaking of change… How would you like to change out your purse for a NEW gorgeous SIGNATURE SATEEN PLEATED SWING PACK Coach bag valued at $150?

Well, Frugal and Fun Mom has joined up with several other blogs to host the Summer Time Coach Bag Giveaway Event and offer you the chance to win this bag along with some other great prizes!

Grand Prize is the Coach bag (Sponsored by Deals in Heels). A Second Prize Winner will receive a Chuck E. Cheese gift card good for a large pizza, 4 sodas, and 30 tokens (Sponsored by Deals in Heels). A Third Prize Winner will receive a 1-year Subscription to All You magazine (Sponsored by Coupon Clippin’ Daddy).

To enter this AWESOME GIVEAWAY simply follow the directions via the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good Luck!


May 092013
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I am a Moms Meet Mom Ambassador and Blogger.  I was provided items for FREE to distribute to fellow moms. I did not receive compensation for this post. Opinions expressed are that of my own.

Honest Kids Moms Meet pack

Thanks to Moms Meet and Honest Tea, I was sent a package of products to facilitate a Mom’s Group Event with HONEST KIDS Juice!

I jump at these opportunities because I like to try new products, and since I am in a group with over 80 moms, it is a great way to entertain. It is also fun to get together, and I think it is awesome when companies are willing to sponsor these events. With this particular pack, the moms got lip balm and antibacterial hand sanitizer to take home with them.

I love giving out FREE stuff!

Honest Kids Moms Meet

If you are not familiar with Honest Kids Juice, it is certified organic, not made with GMO’s, and has no high fructose corn syrup.  In addition, it is sweetened with juice instead of sugar, and has 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C.

Child with Honest Kids Juice

Honest Kids Juice comes in 5 flavors including Appley Ever After, Berry Berry Good Lemonade, Goodness Grapeness, Super Fruit Punch, and Tropical Tango Punch. An 8 pack retails between $3.49 and $3.99. I was only able to locate the product at a Target in my area, however you may also find it at Publix, Safeway, Whole Foods Market and other retailers.

Honest Kids Juice Pouch

We sampled the Berry Berry Good Lemonade and Super Fruit Punch and I like that they are not super sweet. Out of the the 2 though, I liked the Super Fruit Punch the best. My kids enjoyed trying them all!

Honest Kids Moms Meet Mom

To learn more about Honest Tea and their full lines of products visit honesttea.com.  You can also look for retailers at their site as well.

Want to be a Moms Meet Ambassador? If you are interested in a future Moms Meet event, go ahead and sign up CLICK HERE–>Moms Meet Mom Ambassador to start receiving emails about upcoming opportunities. You can also see check out a previous event I hosted for Kashi Chocolate Soft Baked Squares here–>My First Official Moms Meet Event! Kashi Chocolate Soft-Baked Squares! 


Mar 122013
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publix run in out event

Stock up on your favorite brands during the “Running Out? Run In.” event at your local Publix Supermarket March 13th through March 30th, 2013!

During this promotion, you can take advantage of great savings on some favorite brands from General Mills and Procter & Gamble, like Cheerios, Totino’s Pizza, Charmin and Crest. Plus, if you buy $25 of participating items during this event, you can mail in a rebate form to receive a $5 Publix gift card to use on your next shopping trip!

Personally, I’ll be picking up diapers, yogurt, and probably a few pizzas!!!


Participating products include:

General Mills Cereals Cocoa Puffs® (11.8oz), Trix® (10.7oz), Multigrain Cheerios® (9oz), Old El Paso® Kits, Green Giant®Shelf 4pk, Totino’s® Pizza, Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel, Yoplait® Go-GURT®, Charmin® 6 Double Roll, Tide® PODS 18ct, Dawn® 20-24oz, Pampers® and Luvs® Jumbo, Crest® Toothpaste (8.2oz+), Oral-B® Indicator Complete Manual Bruch (1ct), Herbal Essences® Shampoo & Vidal Sassoon® Shampoo Assorted Varieties (10.1oz-12oz).

For more information on the “Running Out? Run In.” event and to download the rebate form visit runningoutrunin.com. You can also visit Publix at their website at publix.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/publix.


Giveaway Details

And, thanks to General Mills and Publix , I have been authorized to giveaway away a Publix $25 Gift Card to (1) one lucky Frugal and Fun Mom Reader.

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The information, products and General Mills gift pack were provided by General Mills and Publix through MyBlogSpark. Opinions expressed are that of my own.

Jan 172013
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january giveaway Nuby


I just got a heads up from the folks at Nuby that they will be hosting a HUGE Giveaway Event at their Facebook Page Starting Friday January 18, 2013!

The giveaway will last through the weekend, and end at 11:59pm Sunday, January 20th.

I am excited to see what prizes they will be giving away! Make sure you check out their Facebook Page at facebook.com/nubyusa for more details!

Good Luck on winning!


“Frugal and Fun Mom is a Nuby Mommy Blogger. I did not receive any compensation for this post, although as part of this program I may receive items to sample or review. Opinions expressed are that of my own.”

Sep 292012
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Thanks to Moms Meet and Kashi, I was sent a package of products to facilitate a Mom’s Group Event about Kashi Chocolate Soft- Baked Squares.



They sent me enough so that 25 Moms and 25 kids could try out the product.  In addition, they also gave me 2 boxes of cereal, a box of Banana Chocolate Chip Squares, and a Kashi Reusable Grocery Bag for me to keep.



The kids seemed to enjoy the Kashi Chocolate Soft-Baked Squares, especially when we called them brownies!


 The moms enjoyed trying them out as well.


Kashi Chocolate Soft-Baked Squares contain sweet potatoes and black beans. They have 4 grams of fiber, 10 grams of whole grains, and are 160 calories per square.* The product is natural, and minimally processed.


 Here I am with my little guy!

If you are interested in more information on Kashi Kid Friendly Products, CLICK HERE–>Kashi’s kid-friendly snacks and cereals.

And, to find a store that carries Kashi Chocolate Soft-Baked Squares visit kashi.com

Want to be a Moms Meet Ambassador? If you are interested in a future Moms Meet event, go ahead and sign up CLICK HERE–>Moms Meet Mom Ambassador to start receiving emails about upcoming opportunities.


I am a Moms Meet Mom Ambassador and Blogger.  I was provided items for FREE to distribute to fellow moms. I did not receive compensation for this post. *Product information provided by Moms Meet, for more nutritional information visit kashi.com.

Jul 052012
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FREE Readin’ & Rockin’ Event at Babies “R” Us Saturday, July 7th From 12-3PM.

Bring your little ones to your local Babies ”R” Us store and they’ll read favorite children’s stories and perform sing-alongs. Plus, receive a valuable coupon, just for joining! * Coupons are limited.

CLICK HERE–> FREE Readin’ & Rockin’ Event at Babies “R” Us Saturday, July 7th From 12-3PM for more details.



Jun 152012
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This Saturday June 16, 2012 from 2pm-4pm at Toys R Us, kids can create their own Batman or Superman shield with LEGO bricks and take it home!

CLICK HERE–> FREE Superheroes Lego Event at Toys R Us Saturday 6/16/2012 for details.

FYI, you may want to call your location to verify that they are participating.


Thanks for the heads up FREE Sample Momma.