Connections from Hallmark Cards and Coconut Margaritas

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BuzzWorthy Hallmark Cards

I’m a lucky lady. When I want a laugh, I have several people I can reach out to and within minutes, I’ll be close to crying from laughing so much.

One of my favorite people to hang out with is a friend I’ve known since I was a teen. We met working at the same place and have stayed friends for 14 years!

Summer Selfie With Luz

I was at Walmart earlier this week and saw a card selection of #TrendyCards from Hallmark and started laughing. I immediately thought of my friend because she has the craziest sense of humor and these Connections from Hallmark cards really fit it. I knew I had to get a card for her.

Connections From Hallmark Cards #TrendyCards

There was quite a variety of summer themed Connections by Hallmark cards to choose from. I saw that these were limited edition and they get swapped out every six weeks which is perfect. New cards mean new opportunities to make friends laugh.

Hallmark Cards Funny Zone

I spotted three cards she would get a kick out of. (And I saw that for every five cards I bought, I’d get a reward in the Hallmark Card Rewards Program!)

Buzzworthy Hallmark Cards Options

But one card really stood out to me. Over the years some things may be different about us but one thing that hasn’t changed about her is her love for margaritas… she is a big fan of tequila.

And the fact that card played off song lyrics was a big deal for me. So in the cart it went.

Hallmark Connections Lime Shortage

National Tequila Day is tomorrow so the card I picked up for her is perfect. I stopped in a few of the other aisles and grabbed some ingredients to include with her recipe for coconut margaritas.

BuzzWorthy Hallmark Cards Lime Shortage

What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t include an award winning recipe in her card along with the ingredients?

I didn’t pick up any tequila to include with her card because she has enough anejo to start her own tequila bar. (P.S. Is it obvious by my sad, sad lime drawings that I took Latin instead of art in high school?) But I’m pretty sure with my help, she has a great jumpstart to her National Tequila Day.

National Tequila Day Recipe Coconut Margaritas #TrendyCards

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Thanks #CollectiveBias for sparking more summer memories with my bestie! Arriba, abajo y pa’ dentro!

Huggies Costco Exclusive

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Are you a Costco member? Although I’m a Costco member I often find myself green with envy of other Costco members since my New York City sized apartment means I can’t take advantage of all of the deals we spot when we walk inside the wholesale club.

Seriously just the idea of owning a tin of extra virgin olive oil as tall as my toddler makes me teary eyed! *sniffle*


One deal I will always take advantage of when I see them at Costco are diapers! I’m excited to share some news with you about Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes which are exclusive to Costco!


You already know how much I love the Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes (especially in the reusable Clutch & Clean pouch) because they are thicker and more durable for any mess vs. Huggies Natural care wipes. (I even own several pouch styles!)

Huggies Clutch N Clean On Stroller

But an exclusive to Costco is the NEW Huggies® Clutch ‘n’ Clean* pouch included in every box of Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Why is this freebie worth mentioning? It’s ease and convenience! I just hang mine over the stroller and stylishly tackle messes while out and about with my youngest.


I also turn to Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus diapers (also exclusive to Costco) because they are extra absorbent for day and night protection and come with the trusted Leak Lock® system.


I love that they have a SnugFit* waistband and unique Grip Tabs for a secure fit. My son just loves the Disney characters on his diapers. So if that detail makes his day and the diapers keep him dry its a win win for me and my wallet!


Since Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes are only available at Costco so I find myself stocking up at the Costco a few minutes away from my neighborhood.

If you’re a Costco member, you can try a sample (one per household) of Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes (while supplies last) by clicking here to register for a FREE sample. There will be a limited number of samples each day starting today July 17th through July 26, 2014!

Slimfast 14-Day Slimdown

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Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim

Living in Manhattan means I am always walking to and from somewhere. Every single day. And that’s great because it totally gives me a jump start to a lazy girl’s type of fitness program. I’m rarely stationary so I win at this diet thing right?

Wrong! Walking around the city also means I pass countless raved about restaurants and tempting shops that sell delicious snacks every step of the way.

Slimfast Greek Yogurt Snack Bar #14DaysToSlim

Every morning I start my day with a bowl of vanilla yogurt and honey before walking out the door. Now to be smart about all the treats that tempt me I also carry a Slimfast Gimme Some greek yogurt and honey, honey snack bar with me when I leave my apartment.


I pack a snack so when I’m  in-between meals I don’t ruin my appetite or wind up over eating at my next meal. And with a really important end of summer party coming up, I also want to make sure I still fit a dress I recently picked up. I think losing 5lbs would make the dress fit perfectly. Isn’t it funny how five or ten pounds can really make or break an outfit look!?


I’m not really a calorie counter, but for those of you who are, you’ll be happy to know the new Slimfast® gimme some GREEK YOGURT & HONEY, honey™ snack bars are only 110 calories per bar.  And since I’m a big fan of both greek yogurt and honey it made sense for me to choose this delicious flavor. I cannot tell a lie… things have to taste good for me to stick with them!


These snack bars are so convenient to carry around. On my way out of town, instead of buying overpriced snacks at the airport kiosk I put a snack bar in the side pocked of my Le SportSac weekender and felt so good about myself and how I was treating my wallet while I am out and about this summer!

Slimfast Snack Bar On The Go

If you head over to their website and Facebook page you can learn about the Slimfast® 14 Days to Slim program – a way to lose up to six pounds in two weeks! You can also sign up for Slim Coaching to get tips from experts, daily motivation and watch funny videos! (The Slimfast Pinterest page is pretty fun too — especially that BFF bucket list board!!)