Last weekend my spring fun was going to the Spring into Summer Mom Mixer with my local blogging friends. It was a blast. I have to thank all of the brands that participated and those who provided some samples for me to try: Lands End, Lee, Koru Yoghurt, QVC, Send the Trend, McDonalds, Johnson's Baby Cares, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Hershey's, Clean & Clear, and Neutragena.
I enjoyed learning about so many of the brands, besides Lands End, of which I was already a fan! Seeing the folks from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was a highlight. Besides having the chance to chat with a friend who works for the Foundation, I was able to pick up info about hosting a lemonade stand. My son loves lemonade and even held his own little stand last summer after seeing a Curious George episode about it. He wants to hold another one this summer and I think we'll look into hosting one to benefit Alex's Lemonade. I have already introduced the idea of it to him and tried to gently explain why Alex started her stand without getting into too many details that a five year old couldn't understand. He really wants to make money for Legos, but I think donating it will be a more valuable lesson!
Hershey's sent home in my bag a really cute craft kit for making a Kisses case. The case holds four or five kisses perfectly and will protect them from being crushed in my purse. I managed to keep it away from my son too so that it is mine! (OK, I'll share probably since Kisses are one of our favorite treats!) Hershey's also sent me some info to share about their Moderation Nation program, that includes a fun website filled with tips to live a balanced lifestyle. They mentioned that one Hershey Kiss is only 25 calories, making it a nice little treat. My son's dentist also recommends them as opposed to sticky candy that can cause cavities.
Another fun treat discovered at the Mom Mixer was Koru Yoghurt, from Koru Dairy. It's a new brand of creamery-style yogurt in our area. They gave out samples to try and even sent me home with some samples to share with my family. My son has declared it to be his new favorite yogurt! It really is delicious. Our favorite flavors were the peach and the strawberry + goji. It isn't sold in my local grocery store yet, so I'll have to request it!
Thanks again to Whitney and Colleen, along with all the brands, for a fun and social morning!!
Disclosure: As a participant of the Mom Mixer I received a bag of samples and information from the different brands. I was not required to write about my experience. I did not receive any monetary compensation for participating.