October 21, 2014

Spooky Sour Drinks and Glow-in-the-Dark Bottles | Halloween Fun with SMIRNOFF

Spooky Sour Drinks and Glow-in-the-Dark Bottles | Halloween Fun with SMIRNOFF

Halloween is a great time to get creative and get together with friends for a fun night of costumes and cocktails!  To ramp up the festivities, it's always a treat to have frighteningly delicious drinks that mimic some of the popular tastes of trick-or-treating.  SMIRNOFF Sours have captured the pucker-up flavor of sour treats with glow-in-the dark bottles for each.

Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch SMIRNOFF Sours will wow your guest with their distinct flavor profiles and luminescent bottles.  Use of the suggested drinks below to create a signature cocktail for your Halloween party or try each flavor by itself, chilled in a shot glass.  When the tart taste has you puckering up, share your ghoulish sour face on your social channels.  Use the hashtag #myfacewhen I tried new SMIRNOFF Sours!

October 20, 2014

Make and Take Smoothies Quickly with The Tribest Personal Blender

My daughters love it when I make them smoothies.  No matter the season, they are always up for the cool, nutritious drinks I prepare them. Only trouble is, sometimes I’m not inclined to clean up our big blender for just two smoothies. And if I make a batch ahead of time, the consistency is off by the time they ask for another smoothie. That’s why I was so excited when I was approached by Tribest, who asked if they could send me a free Mason jar personal blender set to try and share my thoughts here with you. All opinions are my own. 

Berry Berry Banana #Smoothie

October 19, 2014

How Confident is Your Smile? #InvisalignBeConfident #sponsored

How Confident is Your Smile? #InvisalignBeConfident #sponsored
Thanks to Invisalign® for inspiring this discussion on confidence and self improvement.  
This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

My mother always said that a great smile was the best accessory a woman could own.  While I dismissed this notion in my youth, I've come to appreciate that, indeed, smiles can brighten up the most drab outfit or dreariest day!

A well-fitted outfit, a comfortably cute pair of shoes, a fresh coat of trendy nail polish and a lovely piece of jewelry all help boost my self-confidence, but I rely more on my smile to tell the world who I am and how I want to take on each moment with a positive attitude.  I try to put on my best smile often, not just for photographs, but every morning when I wake up to greet the day.  We certainly can't always smile in every situation, nor should we, but when we do it says so much about the person bearing it.

Better-for-You, Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potato Custard Pie #Recipes

Allen Dikker of Potatopia's Better-for-You, Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Temperatures have drops and the first bursts of fall colors are cascading along the hillsides, autumn has definitely arrived in the Appalachian region.  Root vegetables, ginger, pumpkins - as farmer's markets fill with fall produce, comfort foods tend to be top-of-mind to fuel up for the cold days and nights ahead. 

Allen Dikker, the owner and creator of the all-potato concept restaurant, Potatopia, is well versed in comfort foods, and has created a few easy fall potato dishes to share with Rural Mom readers.  Each one will help you make the transition into the season an enjoyable one! 
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