Revolutionizing the PB&J {Peanut Butter & Co. Giveaway!}

Hey hey!

Hope your weekend was fabulous! We had a great one filled with a date night, a birthday party for our friends’ kiddo, church and dinner with my parents, and I even went to a yoga class! It was relaxing, fun, and productive all in one, so I’d say it was a winner.


Let’s transition right into some peanut butter talk, shall we? If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I LOVE peanut butter. If you love peanut butter as much as I do, I can assure you we’d be great friends. Winking smile

One of my all time favorite brands of peanut butter is Peanut Butter & Co. Their peanut butters are made with all natural ingredients that are recognizable, and it’s some of the best peanut butter I’ve ever tasted. Not to mention they have some incredible flavors like White Chocolate Wonderful, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Dark Chocolate Dreams, among several others.

Since school is kicking off and PB&J’s are often a favorite school lunch staple, Peanut Butter & Co. thought it’d be the perfect time to put some new twists on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich and revolutionize it! PB&J’s are one of my favorite lunch time (or breakfast or snack or dinner or dessert…) staples, so I was all for this challenge!

My first thought?

PB&J on French toast made with one of my favorite Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butters, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl paired with Peanut Butter & Co. Awesome Apricot Jelly.


PB&J French Toast Sandwich
  • 2 slices wheat bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons your favorite Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter (I used Cinnamon Raisin Swirl)
  • 1-2 tablespoons your favorite Peanut Butter & Co. jelly (I used Awesome Apricot)
  • 1 egg
  • dash of milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


Spread your peanut butter and jelly on the two pieces of bread to make a sandwich. Whisk egg and milk together. Let each side of the sandwich soak in the egg and milk mixture for a few seconds. Cover griddle with coconut oil and preheat it. Place sandwich on the griddle to cook on medium for a few minutes on each side until it looks toasted. Eat up!

My Saturday morning was made up of this magical sandwich, and it was everything I had dreamed of and more.

Lucky for YOU, you get a chance to win a prize package consisting of White Chocolate Wonderful, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Awesome Apricot Jelly, and Seriously Strawberry Jelly to try out my PB&J French Toast Sandwich and maybe come up with your own creation to help revolutionize the PB&J!

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Giveaway ends on Friday, August 29, 2014 at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.

Disclosure: As part of the Yum Squad, I was provided product from Peanut Butter & Co. in exchange for this post. No compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

Friday Favorites: 08/08/14

Three cheers for Friday! Wahoooo!

I began my Friday morning with a bang and taught a fun and sweaty 5:30 AM BodyPump class. It’s always my favorite way to start the day! So glad you BodyPumpers loved yesterday’s post. Expect more of ‘em in the future because I always love writing them!

We’re going to jump into some Friday Favorites action with Heather over at Housewife Glamour. Thanks for the link-up, Heather!


Vacation starts in TWO days!

“California here we come, right back where we started from…”

We are leaving early Sunday morning to drive out to the beach house we are staying in with my parents and brother and sister on Mission Beach for about 6 days. I cannot WAIT! I get to see my sister again (she’s currently living in California, and I miss her to pieces), I get quality time with my family, and we get to live the beach life for almost a week. I’m pretty stoked about it.

Side note: I am a little anxious about the whole six hour drive thing to and from California. Any tips or suggestions from parents of young toddlers are welcomed! Oh, and my kid hates TV, so there goes that idea.

Yoga with Adriene

Reader Michelle (hey girl!) suggested Yoga with Adriene since I’ve been mentioning I need more yoga in my life. I just checked her YouTube channel out yesterday for the first time (yes! I did yoga yesterday!), and I absolutely loved it. She’s super down to earth, has a little humor but not too much for yoga, and she seems very knowledgeable. She’s definitely my new go-to yoga source!


Egg salad sandwiches

Egg salad sandwiches have totally been my jam lately. I finally remembered to pick up some dill seasoning at the grocery store the other day, and it takes my egg salad to a whole new level. I think I’ve had it for lunch pretty much every day this week. YUM!


Big Lots

I have no idea if Big Lots is a nationwide store, but I am a newfound fan. I never really knew what the store was all about until my mother-in-law told me she found some fruit and veggie pouches there for Hunter at 33 cents/pouch! (They had organic options too!) Talk about a steal! I wandered over there yesterday to pick some up for our upcoming vacation and found all sorts of cheap treasures – deodorant, socks, sunscreen, beach toys, snacks, pouches, you name it! I like to think of it as a glorified dollar store … or something like that. Winking smile


A new BodyPump release

Most of us instructors received the newest BodyPump release this week – release 91! While we won’t be launching it in our gyms for several weeks, it was like Christmas morning getting to see all the new exercises and music this week! Get excited people!


Fabletics August ZEN Collection

This is probably one of my most favorite collections from Fabletics yet. Super cute stuff, great colors, and fun patterns!



And, it’s your lucky day because I’m teaming up with Fabletics to give away a pair of their Salar Leggings in pink lava (size small)! Long story short, they sent me the leggings instead of the capris and the leggings are way too long for my legs, so they said I could give the pair away to one of YOU! If you’re interested, leave an extra comment on this post saying you’re entering in the giveaway to win the leggings.

(Giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at midnight. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email.)

I hope you have an absolutely amazing Friday and a fun weekend ahead!

And just FYI: My blogging will most likely be a little all over the place next week. I hope to blog somewhat in “real time” to fill you in on all of our California adventures, but I’m going to take it day by day because it’s vacation after all!

Catch ya on the flip side!

What’s your favorite type of vacation? (i.e. beachy, touristy, outdoorsy, etc.)

Moms: Any tips for long car rides with a young toddler?

What’s been your lunch(es) of choice lately?

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