Soup Bowl Turned First Aid Kit! #chickfilamomsDIY

CFA tortilla soup

As a member of the Chick-fil-A Mom panel of 2017 I was given the opportunity to try their new chicken tortilla soup. I’m definitely a fan! It reminded me of a yummy home style white chicken chili. Very hearty and delicious with just a bit of zip! The perfect option for a cool day. Read more about Chick-fil-A’s chicken tortilla soup here.

I’m taking part in a challenge to upcycle the cute little containers in which the soup is served, and I had a hard time narrowing down my ideas. The containers are just the right size for so many needs! But with baseball season upon us, I decided to turn them into handy first aid kits for my sons’ baseball bags. I have been in need of a band aid or other first aid item for one of my children at the ball park more times than I’d like to admit. I’m looking forward to being well equipped this season! We already had to pull out the first aid kit once during practice for a skinned elbow. Super handy!


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Aren’t those containers adorable? I love them, and I’m thrilled to be able to put them to good use! My boys are excited to have them, as well.


I packed each kit with four-five different types and sizes of band aids, a tube of triple antibiotic, some allergy medicine, and a few other necessities, all purchased at the dollar store.


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While I’m talking about Chick-fil-A….have you downloaded their super cool Chick-fil-A One app yet? It’s my favorite way to get CFA for free! So easy to scan your phone at checkout and earn free food. Check out the One app here!


How would you upcycle the soup container? I would love to hear your ideas! Leave me a comment!



My Daily Goodie Box Review!

After hearing about the Daily Goodie Box a while ago, I’ve been hoping I could review a box. My opportunity finally came! These cool boxes are 100% FREE for members. No Shipping costs either!  And you never know what might be included in your box; check out what came in my first one:
Beanitos – Black Bean Chips
 Quite the unique chip! If you’re into black beans, you’re going to love these, especially with a bold dip!
Navitas Naturals – Hemp Peanut Bar
WOW- probably my favorite item in the box! Delicious and hearty and…GLUTEN FREE! My three-year old wanted to steal it from me. “Mommy, can I have the whole thing?”
Gutsy Products – Chewy Citrus Flavor
Chewable, effective, natural; you can’t go wrong! This product came in handy one evening when a family member had an upset tummy!
Q Drinks – Q Ginger Beer
A unique taste especially for ginger fans! Fresh taste with a bit of a bite!
Nootrobox – Chewable Coffee Cubes
One package of these cubes (4) is the same as two cups of coffee for a morning when you don’t have time to brew a pot of coffee. I was curious to see if the flavor was too powerful, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that these chewable cubes were tasty and had just the right amount of coffee flavor!
Hampton Creek – Just Mayo
Wow- delicious, light, flavorful. The perfect mayonnaise option for anyone wanting a healthy, natural alternative to your normal fare!
Navitas Naturals – Cacao Cranberry Bar
Another favorite! Hearty, natural, flavorful, and filling!
Justin’s – Honey Peanut Butter + Banana Chips
Struggling with hypoglycemia as I do, I’m always on the lookout for a snack that balances carbs and protein that I can throw in my purse on the go. This is it! Tasty and convenient and just the right size!
JJ’s Sweets – Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels
Possibly the most amazing treat ever… My husband tried a couple and said, “The Cocomels made me desperate to swallow because they made my mouth water so much!” Agreed- an amazing and delectable treat!
Van Holten’s – Pickle-Ice
Natralia – Anti-itch Soothing Cream
I’m about to have our fourth child, and itchy skin has plagued me the entire pregnancy. Natralia Ani-itch Soothing Cream was just the solution I needed! Such a light and yet effective, soothing cream; I love it!
Can’t wait to share the contents of my next box with you sometime soon! Want to apply to review your own box? Head to the Daily Goodie Box.

Our Visit to Backyard Orchards Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze + COUPON!




This Saturday our family had the opportunity to enjoy the corn maze and pumpkin patch at Backyard Orchards in Eufaula, AL. We had such a great time! The drive to Eufaula from Montgomery wasn’t bad at all, and we really enjoyed the scenery along the way. We were so impressed with all the fun, fall activities they offer for families!


Included in general admission (for which I have a coupon to share) is…

  • a really cool obstacle course
  • a tractor-train ride for the little ones
  • a wagon full of cotton and a corn bin full of corn- both of which the kids can get in and enjoy
  • a bouncy house
  • an awesome sand box
  • a wagon ride to the corn maze and pumpkin/cotton/sunflower fields
  • a small pumpkin from the pumpkin patch
  • and lots more!



After enjoying the activities near the barn, we hopped on the wagon and took a ride out to the pumpkin patch and corn maze! The boys loved the ride and the awesome view of the countryside…




The corn maze was loads of fun!






After the maze we picked out some pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and then took the ride back to the barn!






Back at the café in the barn you can enjoy a great selection of menu items, plus homemade ice cream or milk shakes. We loved the peach and blueberry ice cream the best!



The best part…

You can enjoy your own family fun day at Backyard Orchards with this coupon for 25% off general admission through October 30th! You will enjoy all the activities, plus the chance to shop for pumpkins, fresh vegetables, gifts and delicious jams, dressings, dips, soup mixes and more at the barn…






I hope you’ll go and enjoy an awesome time at Backyard Orchards as a family this month! Our kids thanked us over and over for the amazing time they had. 🙂

Don’t live nearby? Find your own deal on a pumpkin patch near you here, thanks to US Family Guide!




Backyard Orchards Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Eufaula, AL – 25% off General Admission



Although the weather is still quite warm here in Alabama, the fall season is rapidly approaching! It’s almost time for fall colors, pumpkins, hot tea, and corn mazes- my favorite time of year!

Located Just north of Eufaula, AL, Backyard Orchards is a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm. They pride themselves in growing fresh produce for families to u-pick and offering pre-picked produce for those who are on the run.




Every year they have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! They grow their own pumpkins including jack o’ lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year’s fall events run from October 1-30. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch! The kids will enjoy playing in the cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! Families can now try to find their way through the corn maze at night and make s’mores around the fire pit!

Backyard Orchards also has a café where families can enjoy a meal, but remember to save room for their awesome selection of homemade desserts! Children ages two and under are free. Regular day admission is $10 person (but see the special offer below); pumpkins can be purchased at an additional price. Backyard Orchards also offers field trips, birthday parties, and other events.



My readers can enjoy 25% off the total price of general admission with this coupon!

Not valid for Family Packages, Corn Maze at night or children’s play passes. Only one coupon per family and valid for only one use.


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