Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19): 92 out of 100 Americans love popcorn!


#1: Classic butter and salt (73% of Americans like this flavor)
#2: Cheese (37%)
#3: Caramel (32%)
#4: Garlic salt (15%)
#5: Chocolate (14%)


#1: At the movie theater (63% of Americans like this occasion)
#2: When watching TV or movies (62%)
#3: Late night snack (30%)
#4: As an easy snack for when I get home (22%)
#5: At the office as a light snack (13%)

#1: Orville Redenbacher (53% of Americans like this brand)
#2: Pop Secret (42%)
#3: Act II (34%)

SOURCE: Popcorn Day Survey

Although, it's been four years. We miss you dad. 1/17/13. RIP Virgil E. Davis Jr.

It's still hard to believe four years have gone by. So much much has fallen apart simply crumbling at the core. Although, I've learned so much without you here. And met some amazing people on this journey. I've realized how much I "need" you and the ways that you impacted my life. MEMORIES, a few photos and these ASHES are all I have.. Miss you dad.

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

Monday, January 16, 2017


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Put Your Dukes Up to Cold and Flu Season

Sniffles, sneezes and runny noses; cold and flu season is here. But that doesn't mean your little ones have to get sick. Outsmart germs and keep kids healthy with our list of expert-approved and mom-tested products. 

Many moms think that using heavy-duty cleaners or bleach is the only way to battle flu germs but those harsh chemicals can pose serious risks to your family’s health such as eczema, airway irritation, eye irritation, allergies, and even poisoning! The Chemical-free Cleaning Home Starter Kit from Baby Care by e-cloth® includes the three core cloths to clean all major hard surfaces in the home without chemicals using just water. Set comes with Bathroom Cloth, General Purpose Cloth, and Glass & Polishing Cloth.  MSRP: $19.99. Available online at
Stop the baby jar petri dish germ experiment with Marcus & Marcus Rocket themed Feeding Spoon Dispenser. This food-grade silicone container holds up to 3 oz of baby food so you don’t have to double dip! The spoon can be safely warmed directly with hot water or a microwave oven, has q soft edge for baby's tender gums and can dispense one bite at a time. The hygienic stand up base allows the dispensing spoon to stay upright and not touch surfaces. For ages 6 months and up.  MSRP: $10.99.  Available online at

Making sure babies get enough sleep is one of the best ways to keep them healthy during cold and flu season. The transition from swaddle to sleeper simple with the Miracle Sleeper®, from the experts at Miracle Blanket®! Featuring a zip front, snap top, and reinforced seams, Miracle Sleeper® keeps babies comfy, cozy, and warm. Also includes a zip bottom for easy diaper changes. Choose from small, medium, or large in a variety of colors and patterns.  MSRP: $29.95. Available online at

The Kid 'Sleep My Aquarium by Claessens' Kids will help little one’s drift into dreamland. This first animated nightlight of its kind features 4 different lullabies and fish that "swim" to the rhythm of the music. When the music ends, the fish go to sleep and only the starfish nightlight remains lit for 30 minutes before switching off automatically. If the child makes a noise, the sound detector is activated and the fish swim silently. The sleeping starfish nightlight then remains lit for another 30 minutes before switching off. For Birth +. MSRP: $29.99. Available online at

And when little ones do get sick, the award-winning smarttemp by infanttech is only thermometer you will want to use. This new Bluetooth thermometer allows parents to track body temperature continuously in real time through their smartphone without disturbing their sick little ones! Simply download the smartphone app, place the thermometer under child’s underarm with adhesive pad (included), and monitor the temperature. smarttemp comes with the thermometer, a carrying case, 10 adhesive pads, and has up to a 3 year battery life with no charging required. For ages 0-7 years. MSRP: $69.99. Available online at

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Easy, family-friendly recipes and snacks for your Super Bowl party

Be a host who can enjoy the party instead of cooking in the kitchen all day with these easy snacks and recipes for your Super Bowl party. Try the below New York Style Gourmet Snacks recipes that all have 5 ingredients or less and are simple, delicious and always a fan-favorite. 

For an easy snack to put out, try Pirate's Booty. Pirate’s Booty offers a guilt-free way to satisfy your cravings with crunchy, cheesy, better-for-you snacks. Aged White Cheddar is baked, gluten-free and has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Try the ½ oz. bags to pass around to your guests while they watch the game, or pour the 10 oz. bag into a bowl and let everyone dig in. Either way, Pirate’s Booty is sure to be a hit.

Goat Cheese Log 

Prep Time: 15 Min
Serves: 12
1 8-11 oz. package goat cheese
1 Tbsp. prepared pesto
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pine nuts
1/3 cup coarsely chopped sundried tomatoes

Place goat cheese on shallow plate and brush pesto over goat cheese. Combine pine nuts and tomatoes and pour over goat cheese. Roll goat cheese in pine nut mixture, pressing mixture into goat cheese until evenly coated. Serve with New York Style Pita Chips.

Ricotta Raspberry Crunch
Prep Time: 5 Min
ricotta cheese
raspberry jam
sliced almonds

Spread ricotta cheese and raspberry jam on a Plain Panetini®. Top with sliced almond.