5 hour ENERGY Yummification Contest Results‏

A while back, I posted about the 5 hour ENERGY Yummification Contest, and I shared a recipe for 5 hour Lemonade.

5-hour Lemonade Drink

Other people around the country also shared their 5 hour ENERGY recipes and entered them in the Yummification Contest.  The results are in!

Here’s the list of winners:

First Place ($50,000 prize): “Pomelimelade” by Tim Merlau, Los Angeles, CA.  This winning submission mixes a Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY® shot with limeade, and then takes us on a musical journey through all that can be accomplished over several hours (spoiler alert: it’s a lot).

Pomelimelade Recipe 1 glass Limeade and 1 shot of Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY®

Second Place ($30,000 prize): “Ramalamadingdong” by Mark Golembeski, Los Angeles, CA.  The second place video helps us turn that 2:30 feeling frown upside down by mixing a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with lemonade. This video has it all: a clown, a puppy, a guy in a tutu, and much more.

Ramalamadingdong Recipe  – 1 glass Lemonade  and  1 shot of Berry 5-hour ENERGY®

Third Place ($10,000 prize): “Arnold Power” by Zac Sheorn, Lugoff, SC.  The third place winner reminds us that you don’t have to be good at sports, but mixing a Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® shot with decaffeinated iced tea helps keep you refreshed while practicing. And practicing.

Arnold Power Recipe“-  1 glass Decaf Iced Tea and 1 shot of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY®

You can now check out the winners and their award winning photos, videos, and recipes on the Yummification Contest page.


Disclosure: I received samples and compensation for this post. The opinions are my own.

Mom’s Morning Essentials and a Giveaway

Moms Morning Essentials


As a CVS Gold Emblem Blogger, I get a chance to sample all kinds of great snacks, candies, and other yummy items!  With back to school season in full swing, there is a ton of focus on breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas for the kids, but what about mom?  Today we are shifting the focus over to mom with help from some great CVS Gold Emblem products.  If you just aren’t quite yourself until you’ve had your morning coffee, today’s post is for you! [Read more…]

5-Hour Lemonade Recipe + Yummification Contest and a Giveaway!

5-hour Lemonade Drink

Do you drink 5-hour Energy?  Or would you like to drink it but can’t get used to the taste.  Recently you may have seen commercials on television for the 5-hour Energy Yummification Contest.  For this contest, the folks at 5-hour Energy are encouraging you to make your own drink creations using 5-hour Energy.

To enter the contest, visit 5houryummification.com and follow the instructions to complete the entry form. “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!) Drink creations must follow the approved/non-approved ingredients guidelines (i.e. no caffeinated beverages or alcohol) [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 227 – With 5 Yummy Lemon Recipes

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Welcome to Friday Favorites. With the summer season quickly winding down, I’m trying to get in as many summer recipe features as possible. This week we have one of my favorite flavors of summer……Lemon!  Hope you enjoy these delicious lemony treats!

AND….while you are here this week, please check out this week’s giveaway.  I am giving away a copy of the book: Simply Sweet Colorcakes. This book is a dream for anyone who loves to bake and create yummy treats for the kids.  Go over and take a look!

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Summer Fun with Stoli Lemonade #stolilemonade #ad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of STOLI® Vodka for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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While your kids are chasing the ice cream truck, you can enjoy a treat of your own.  This summer, Stoli® Vodka is celebrating their Lemonade cocktail as the must-have drink of the season with their “100 Days to Squeeze” campaign.

Stoli® Vodka is the original premium vodka known for its high quality and standards.Their twist on the classic drink will feature Stoli® Ohranj™, Stoli® Citros™, Stoli® Razberi™ and Stoli® Blueberi™.

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The “100 Days to Squeeze” campaign encourages you to squeeze the most out of the summer season!  How, you ask?  Look for the Stoli-branded lemonade trucks and national Stoli Lemon-ade bar night events in your area. The trucks, also known as, ‘limo-nades’, will be serving refreshing flavored Lemonade ice pops and cocktails, and they will give you the chance  to participate in fun summer challenges to win Stoli prizes!

Just want a drink at home?  Try out the Stoli Hero Drink!

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Recipe for Stoli Hero Drink:

– 2 parts Stolichnaya® Vodka

– 4 parts lemonade

– Build in an ice-filled Mason jar or highball glass and stir. Garnish with lemon wheels.

You’ll love the combination of Stoli Premium Vodka combined with with fresh cold lemonade!

For more information, on these events and more, Connect with Stroli on their Social Networks.

Follow Stoli on Twitter and Join Stoli on Facebook and Instagram.  Also, share your summer moments on Twitter and Instagram, using hashtag: #StoliLemonade.

And look for the lemonade truck in your area:


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Getting It All Done with 5-hour ENERGY® Shots #ThisIsMySecret #CollectiveBias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
5-hour ENERGY®

Are you a busy mom?  A working mom?  A blogging mom?  All 3?  If you are, I’m sure you’ve struggled from time to time, to get everything done.  I personally have a number of snacks that I enjoy to help keep me going, but when I need a quick pick me up in the form of a drink, I like 5-hour ENERGY® Shots.

This graphic shows just a few of the things that are keeping me busy this year:

getting it all done

Apart from keeping up my blog and Etsy shop, I have the cooking and cleaning to do, plus taking care of my husband, stepson, and baby cats.  Plus, this fall my stepson will be starting high school, marching band, and other activities!  Without a doubt, I’ll need all the extra energy I can get!

 5-hour ENERGY® shots fits perfectly in to my lifestyle.  I like the  ingredients and I also like it for the convenient serving size.  As someone who generally drinks any kid of beverage slowly, I really like the energy shot because I can actually drink it quickly (unlike other drinks which are 8 or even 16 ounces).

 Why should you choose 5-hour ENERGY® shots over other drinks and supplements?

  • 5-hour ENERGY® shots are a dietary supplement that contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients.
  • There’s zero sugar, carbs, or herbal stimulants.
  • Is four calories.
  • Contain caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee.

5-Hour Energy at CVS


You can find 5-hour ENERGY® shots at your local CVS store. It is located in the aisle with other nutritional drinks and supplements.

At my store, a 2-pack of 5-hour ENERGY® shots are $5.29, while a 6-pack sells for $15.29, but right now participating retailers have a Buy One, Get One for 50% off deal on all 6-packs.


5-Hour Energy

I like to keep a 5-hour ENERGY® shots in a basket on my counter with other snacks.  I like to keep snacks on hand which are both healthy, energizing, and portable.  These include nuts, trail mix, and snack bars (granola bars, yogurt bars, fiber bars, and protein bars).

Moms Snack Basket

 And I like to keep some good kid-friendly snacks on hand too:  chips, popcorn, nuts, graham crackers, crackers & cheese, trail mix, and snack bars.

Kids Snack Basket

Connect: Follow 5-hour ENERGY® on Twitter and Facebook for product information, deals, and giveaways.

Giveaway!  Do you love 5-Hour ENERGY ® shots?  You could win a 6-month supply! To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.
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No Purchase Necessary. The How Do You Use 5-Hour ENERGY® Products To Keep Up With Your Busy Summer Days Sweepstakes begins on 6/15/14 at 12:00 A.M. ET and ends on 7/31/14 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Legal residents of the 50 US/DC only. Void where prohibited. By participating you agree to the Official Rules.


Share a Coke and Rocky Road Coke Floats #ShareitForward #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Coke Float

Coca Cola is my favorite drink! Even though I love it, I do have to share!  Recently my husband and I went to Walmart to Share a Coke.  On July 6, Coca Cola had a nationwide Share a Coke Event at Walmart.  We received free Coke samples, and we got to see the new bottles and cans which have words on them such as “friend” and “family” along with personalized bottles with actual names on them. [Read more…]

Strawberry & Blueberry Iced Tea

Sweet Tea is a staple here in the South!  Annie of Annie’s Noms is here today to share a fruity take on this classic drink. Hope you enjoy her Strawberry & Blueberry Iced Tea. Strawberry and Blueberry Iced Tea

Hi everyone! I’m Annie from Annie’s Noms and I’m so excited to be guest posting for Jerri today. As soon as I got the email asking to contribute to her “Summer themed” recipes I just knew I wanted to do it! [Read more…]

LO Fruit Beverage Review

Lo Drinks

With all the heat and humidity out there, we’ve been going through juice, sports drinks, and other beverages like they’re going out of style.  I recently stocked the fridge with an assortment of Lo Fruit Beverages. LO is a low sugar, and low carb fruit beverage that tastes great.

This is a great product for those who are health conscious or have dietary restrictions.  It is naturally sweetened with Stevia, and it contains ActiVin®, an all-natural Red Grape Seed Extract rich in polyphenols – powerful plant-based antioxidants called proanthocyanidins.

One ten ounce serving of LO contains the same amount of calories (35 – 45), carbs (8 – 11 grams), and sugars (7 – 10 grams) as found in one whole fruit. Additionally, LO Fruit Beverage is a certified low GI (glycemic index) product, as clinically test by Glycemic Index Laboratories, kosher, vegan, and gluten free.

LO comes in great flavors like Mango Mojito, Pomegranate Mojito, Acai-Blue, and Pomegranate.  I think I like the Acai-Blue the best! These can be purchased in packs of 4 and 12.  And you can choose packages with the individual flavors or choose a mix of flavors.

My favorite thing about the product is its versatility.  The product may be enjoyed as a cool drink straight out of the bottle, or you may also use it as a mixer for smoothies, and even cocktails!

You can place your order for Lo Fruit Beverages on their website, or look for the product on Amazon.


Basil Cucumber Smash and Straw Envy Review

National Gin Day was June 14, and in honor of the date, the folks over at Straw Envy sent over a cool drink for my readers and I to try.  And they also sent me a sample of their lovely, fun, and festive straws!  If you’re a food photographer or blogger, or someone who just loves hosting, you know that nothing dresses up a drink like a colorful straw or other garnishes.

straw envy

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