This sponsored post about Simplifying Busy Fall Days was compensated by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.
It seems like this time of year is one of the most hectic of all. I LOVE everything about Fall — the cooler, crisp air when you step outside, the gorgeous colors and crunchy leaves, baking with warm spices, apples and pumpkin — it’s all perfect! I love boots and bulky sweaters, but not needing to wear a coat. Fall simply makes my heart sing. It’s my most jubilant time of year! It’s also just weeks until our family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities. It’s the time when school has really started to bustle with extra-curricular activities. David will be having two (yup, two) heart surgeries, on election day. (It’s our first time ever to vote absentee.) There’s shopping to do, gifts to make, and to top it all off, we just moved! To say I need all the help I can get with simplifying busy Fall days, is an understatement. Babbleboxx shared some great options to help me out, this month.
Simplifying Busy Fall Days with Babbleboxx – What Did They Send?
Popcorn, Indiana Kettlecorn
In the fall, we are always economizing and saving money for Christmas. This year, we have also moved, which is a whole new set of expenses. Date nights and family nights are simplified to be more cost effective and “homey”. Movie nights at home are a standard fun-night for us, right now. We don’t have to rush around to dress up and get somewhere and we have access to our own comfy couch and kitchen. Babbleboxx included a product that was a great movie-night solution after a long day. I just didn’t have the energy to whip up special snacks for our evening, but that was okay. Popcorn, Indiana Kettlecorn was exactly what we needed, since kettlecorn is a particular favorite of my husband’s. What a great, no-hassle-for-me, treat to complement our movie night at home!
I wasn’t familiar with Popcorn, Indiana until I opened my Babbleboxx this month. It really is a real town. And they take pride in producing high-quality popcorn. All Popcorn, Indiana products are made from non-GMO corn and contain whole grains. They are certified gluten-free by the GFCO. We loved Popcorn, Indiana Kettlecorn. It was the perfect mix of sweet and salty and crunch. You can buy Popcorn, Indiana products at national, regional and local retailers across the U.S. and Canada. I’m anxious to try some of their other popcorn flavors, like: Sea Salt, Aged White Cheddar, Movie Theater, Chicago Style Caramel & Cheese and Smoky Queso, too. Find out more about Popcorn, Indiana by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes
From the moment we had children, I learned to keep wipes in the diaper bag, in the car and in my purse. Even after our kids were grown, it just made sense to keep them handy. It seems like in the midst of whatever busy moments we’re having, someone is going to needs to clean their hands. I love the easy travel packs that hold twenty Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes. They have the Wet Lock™ seal technology built into the packaging, which means they didn’t leak and the wipes stayed moist, instead of drying out. The packaging is compact enough to toss in my purse or the glove box. Whether the grandkids have fingers coated in chocolate, or Grandpa has caught a waterfall of ketchup in his hands, these handy wipes are the perfect solution for worry-free clean-ups on the go.
Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes are going to be an important part of simplifying busy Fall days, for me, providing quick clean-ups while I’m at the hospital, for my husband’s surgeries. I and any visitors can be confident that we’re keeping things clean and healthful, warding off germs as best we can, while he recovers. Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes are the convenient 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes and kill 99.99% of germs, when soap and water aren’t readily available. Wet Ones® Hand Wipes are available at mass, drug and grocery stores nationwide.
Twist’n Sprout™ and StalkChop™ by Chef’n
Making quick work of veggie prep for weeknight dinners isn’t always quick and simple, when there is a LOT of peeling, chopping, slicing and dicing to be done. Chef’n has come up with some great tools to help simplify those tasks when our days are busy, though. They create tools that are powerful in their simplicity and take the hassle out of cooking. Two great examples are the tools I received in my October Babbleboxx, the Twist’n Sprout™ and the StalkChop™.
With the Twist’n Sprout™ simply press Brussels sprouts onto the tip of the tool and twist to remove the core. It helps the Brussels sprouts cook more evenly whether you’re broiling, roasting or steaming them. The StalkChop™ by Chef’n is a powerfully simple cauliflower tool. It safely takes the hard work out of separating florets from the stalk so that cauliflower, ( and broccoli ), can go from vegetable drawer to dinner plate, quickly. The StalkChop strips the outer leaves and removes florets from the stem without waste.
When you order online, Save 20%, plus get FREE SHIPPING with code “fallprep“, at checkout through November 10th, 2016. Learn more about Chef’n by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Dinner Mixers by Tastefully Simple
A satisfying solution for when it’s 5 pm, you actually remembered to thaw meat for dinner, but you’re still not sure what to do with it. Dinner Mixers by Tastefully Simple are great for simplifying busy Fall days and the meals we need to fix in the middle of it all. Dinner Mixers are meal starter kits that include a main dish recipe and a side dish recipe, plus, the pre-measured Tastefully Simple products needed to prepare both of them. You add your own fresh ingredients, so you have total control over the quality of what your family is eating.
With Dinner Mixers meal kits you can be confident that you’ll have the easy instructions to create a deliciously, flavor-packed meal for your family, because all the seasonings are premixed and measured for your dinnertime success. No need to hunt through the pantry for individual seasonings or run to the store for missing ones. If the recipe calls for it, your Dinner Mixers kit includes the seasoning. Tastefully Simple’s Dinner Mixers options change every month, so you’ll have an opportunity to try brand new recipes and meal ideas, plus you can customize your kits, based on your family’s preferences. PLUS, you can SAVE $5 off Dinner Mixers, using promo code DINNERMIXERS at checkout through 11/15/2016!
Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
After school, is a particularly hectic time for us. Pick-ups, drop-offs, extra activities, appointments and dinner prep are all pressing items on my to-do list. The minute our daughter walks through the door, she is craving a sustaining snack to help her make it through until supper is ready. I want her to have something that provides energy and “brain power”, as she works through homework. The reality is that if I don’t have something ready, she’ll opt for something quick and easy like chips or cookies from the pantry. Peanut Butter and Co. sent me a great alternative snack that requires no extra prep from me. My daughter can spread some of their Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter on a cinnamon raisin bagel or some apple slices and have a quick, nourishing snack that carries her through to dinner.
Pumpkin Spice peanut butter is made exclusively with, Non-GMO peanuts and contains no cholesterol, no trans-fats, no hydrogenated oils, and is dairy-free and soy-free. It’s as great for recipes as it is for snacking. Check out recipes for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cheesecake, among others, when you visit the Peanut Butter & Co. recipe pages.
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What are your favorite products that help with Simplifying Busy Fall Days?