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Hen in a Hurry: Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service Right to Your Door!

Disclosure: I received this product for free from US Family Guide & Hen in a Hurry to facilitate this post. The opinions posted are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Let’s face it. We are all in a hurry these days. One child has to get to soccer practice after school, while the other one needs to get to ballet class. The last thing on our mind is what we are going to make for dinner that night. Thankfully, there is a Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service that allows us to have meals delivered right to our door so that we can breathe a sigh of relief! Hen in a Hurry is a Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service that offers clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from trusted farmers and purveyors. I especially love that there is No Waste. No Prep and No Preservatives. You simply just heat the meals and enjoy! 

The Mission of Hen in a Hurry is to connect the food that they serve…to the farm it came from…to the people they love!

My family and I recently had the opportunity to try Hen in a Hurry and we were very impressed! We tried 5 different meals and they were all delicious! Using Hen in a Hurry is as easy as 1…..2….3!

One. Choose a subscription, or you can Hatch your own Menu Plan.

Two. Select your meals. There are over 100 meals and sides to choose from that are freshly made each day.

Three. Simply heat and enjoy! Yes, it is that easy!

You can choose from options like Cheeseburger Casserole, Shrimp and Feta Orzo, Approved Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Savory Sloppy Joe, Succotash, Stone Ground Grits and Cheddar and Chicken Enchiladas. All of the dishes were high-quality and I could not believe how fast that it took to cook them in the microwave! Each dish had the perfect flavor and texture. I was very impressed with the quality of each meal that we tried and highly recommend that you try them as well!


Would you like to try Hen in a Hurry for yourself? Visit and select a plan that works best for you and your family! There is no commitment and you can pause or cancel your order at any time.

Choose the plan that works best for you:

  • (30) Individual Meals – Subscription for a month – Regular Price: $315.00 – Deal: 45% off ($141.75 off) 1st months subscription        Use Code: 45offFamilyGuide
  •  (7) Individual Meals – Subscription for a week – Regular Price: $99.00 – Deal: $40 Off 1st week’s subscription Use Code: 40offFamilyGuide
  • (4) 4 days a week- Family Meals – Includes a side and entree for a family of 4 (16 total meals) – Regular Price $96 – Deal: $25 Off 1st week’s subscription Use Code: 25offFamilyGuide
  • (6) 6 days a week – Family Meals – Includes a side and entree for a family of 4 (24 total meals) – Regular Price $132 – Deal: $35 Off 1st week’s subscription Use Code: 35offFamilyGuide

How to Redeem:

Visit and pick one of the advertised subscriptions. 
During checkout you will set up your account and enter the promo code associated with the deal you choose. 
Expires: Dec. 31st, 2018

Use coupon code “SHIP4FREE” to get free shipping on orders over $100. 
Details, call (888) 963-9856 or email

This would also make a great gift idea for someone that you love this holiday season!

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season Now! #SinexSavings

Various cold and flu remedies

I can hardly believe that November is here! The holidays will be here before you know it, and with this busy time of the year also brings the dreaded cold and flu season. Are you prepared for when the cold and flu season hits? I personally like to be prepared before cold and flu season hits and to have my medicine cabinet and pantry stocked with those items that I know make my family and I comfortable for when we are sick.

Here are a few of my favorite tips to help prepare for cold and flu season:

  1. Stock up on supplies– make sure that you have enough items like tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, hand soap and paper towels on hand because you will need them! When you see them on sale, consider purchasing extra to have on hand in your stockpile just for cold and flu season. You will be so thankful for your extra supply when sickness hits! –
  2. Stock your pantry– be sure to have a well-stocked pantry with items like chicken noodle soup, teas, sports drinks, and even popsicles in the freezer to keep you hydrated for when the dreaded flu hits. I also like to keep some of my boys favorite treats stocked in the pantry for those times when sickness hits.
  3. Wash those hands– this is probably one of the most effective ways to prevent the flu. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds scrubbing with soap and water. Throughout the day, you can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill other germs that you come in contact with.
  4. Check your medicine cabinet– check your medicine cabinet now to see if you have enough items like fever reducers, pain relievers, a working thermometer, and other medications that your family uses to fight the cold and flu season. Be prepared and have those items well-stocked for when sickness unexpectedly hits.

Various Sinex Products

One of my favorite brands to stock up on for when cold and flu season hits is the Sinex line of products found at Walmart. Sinex products provide long-lasting relief from stuffiness and congestion. And, daytime products provide relief without grogginess!

Vicks Sinex Liquid Capsules

Right now, we can get a head start on preparing for cold and flu season by making sure that our medicine cabinets are well-stocked with these Sinex products thanks to sweet savings at Walmart!

  • Get $1 off any Sinex product at Walmart with the BrandSAVER coupon from the 10/28 newspaper insert
  • Get $3 in rebates on Sinex LiquicapsSinex Mist, and Sinex VapoCOOL at Walmart with an iBotta offer starting 11/7
  • Get $4 off Sinex products at Walmart through 11/10 when you combine all of these offers

What are your favorite ways to prepare for cold and flu season? I would love to hear!

This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.

Cleaning My New Home With Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

My family and I recently moved into a new home in August. I don’t have to tell you that moving definitely requires a lot of quality cleaning especially in the nooks and crannies of certain areas of the home that have been left uncleaned for long periods of time. Enter Mean Green Cleaners! I personally love all of the Mean Green cleaners that I have tried, but the one that I turn to again and again is the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser. This product does it all! It is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. In fact, it even works on fabric and concrete! No wonder it has been a trusted brand for over 20 years! This is my go-to product as it can be used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home! 

The Bathroom– Using Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser in the bathroom is key! Since I have a house full of boys, I don’t have to tell you that they can be quite messy when it comes to the bathroom. Because this is a multi-purpose product, it allows me to have clean toilets and sinks without putting much or little elbow grease into it. This product also works great for the shower and tub. I have found that if you spray the product on and let it set for a couple of minutes, the grime will literally wipe away! I also love the pleasant fragrance; it makes everything smell so fresh in a room that can be quite stinky!

The Kitchen– When we moved into our home, the kitchen was the room that needed the most help. Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser definitely lived up to its name. I was able to clean the oven, counters, sink and even floors all with this one product! The grease that had built up on the oven and stovetop was gone within just a few sprays and wipes! Once again, this product works best on grease if you spray it on then let it set for a few minutes. When you wipe it off, it will literally glide off. Cleaning has never been easier! I love how one product has many uses, yet is so powerful and effective! 

The Laundry Room– Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser can even be used to aid in soiled laundry and to pre-treat tough stains. You can even add add ¼ cup directly to your wash. As with any product, I would suggest that you test for colorfastness before use. How many cleaners and degreasers can you use as a pre-treater as well? This is one awesome product! 

The best part about Mean Green Cleaners? Their affordability! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Walmart and the Mean GreenSuper Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green! I would love to hear which Mean Green Cleaner product is your favorite!

Curried Chicken Salad With Envy Apples #BiteandBelieve

Disclosure: As part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was provided with Envy Apples in exchange for my honest opinion. Please see my disclosure policy)

I love a delicious and juicy apple, but it seems that they are becoming harder and harder to find these days. That is, until, you try an Envy Apple! From the moment you bite into an Envy Apple, the juices flow and the crunchiness that you get with every bite is so delectable! There will be no turning back to other apples, believe me. You are sure to see why Envy Apples has the antidote Bite and Believe.

Envy Apples are grown for busy, modern lives. A pure and pristine apple that’s a genuine work of orchard-growing genius. And one you can enjoy just about anywhere. With its extraordinary crunch and texture, refreshingly sweet palette and beautiful colours – it’s nature’s passport to a magical moment of indulgent time. Brought to you from the world’s most caring growers.

Envy Apples were born using natural plant-breeding methods, crossing Braeburn with Royal Gala apples, to take full advantage of New Zealand’s ideal growing conditions. The result is pure bliss! In addition, Envy Apples are free from genetic modifications. This helps to make them a perfectly natural apple; hence, they are the apple with everything! 

You can find Envy Apples at many retailers nationwide so make sure that you are on the lookout the next time you hit the grocery store! GO HERE and view the store locator to see if your local store carries Envy Apples. If they don’t, please request Envy Apples from the store manager or produce department manager. You will be glad that you did! 

I was recently sent a huge box of Envy Apples and I was thrilled at this opportunity to get my creative juices flowing! Of course, I immediately thought of numerous things that I was going to make with them. At first, I thought that I would bake. But, that is the obvious choice, right? So, I decided on a Curried Chicken Salad with Envy Apples throughout every bite. Boy, was my decision a good one. My family could not stop raving about how yummy that the chicken salad was! I still have a few apples left and plan on making another batch next week!

Curried Chicken Salad with Envy Apples


2 Envy Apples, diced

1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded

2 stalks celery, diced

1/2 cup green grapes halved

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 Tablespoon Curry powder (you can add as much or as little of this as you like. It really gives the chicken salad a nice flavor)

1 cup mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients until well-mixed. (You may need to adjust the mayonnaise and add more if the salad seems to dry.) Cover and refrigerate for several hours until ready to serve. Serve on your favorite crossiants or bread and enjoy!


Be sure to stay up-to-date on all of the latest Envy news and promotional offers by following them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.


Dinnerly Meal Kit Subscription Box Review

Disclosure: I received a meal kit from Dinnerly in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

As a blogger, one of the things that I love about my job is being able to try new products/services.  I have tried several of the popular meal kit subscription box services, so when I was given the opportunity to try Dinnerly, I jumped at the chance to do so!

Meal subscription services can be very expensive and typically run around $8-$10 per serving. One of the things that I love the most about Dinnerly, and what sets them apart from the others is that they are only $5 per serving! That is definitely affordable and something that would fit into my budget! Dinnerly is the most affordable meal kit around!

Dinnerly is also different from the other meal subscription services as there are only 6 ingredients per dish. Less ingredients means less fuss and more flavor! It also cuts down on packaged waste which is a plus in my book!

When my Dinnerly box arrived, I was amazed at how fresh all of the ingredients looked. The vegetables were all so vibrant and they looked like I just picked them up from my favorite market! Even though Dinnerly is half the price of the other meal kits, they do not skimp on quality ingredients.

Another way that Dinnerly saves costs is by using digital recipe cards instead of paper. I love this approach and it is such an earth-friendly step on their part! Here are the 3 recipe cards that we got with our kit.

Each recipe card has step-by-step instructions to make preparation a breeze. Remember, preparing Dinnerly meals is super easy as there are always 6 ingredients or less!

Here are the 3 meals that I received in my kit and the ingredients for each one. Even though Dinnerly is affordable, you can see that they definitely do not skimp on quality ingredients! Each of the meals was super easy to prepare and the instructions were very easy to follow!

Thai Curry Chicken Soup with Peas and Jasmine Rice

Creamy Linguine and Greens with Mascarpone and Parmesan 

Sausage Pan Roast with Parmesan and Roasted Vegetables

All of these meals was equally delicious and packed full of flavor! I personally love that each of the recipes Dinnerly provides are quick and easy. No recipe will take over 3o minutes. This allows you to spend less time cooking and more time eating with your family and friends! The recipes are also kid-friendly which is another plus!

Who would benefit from DinnerlyDinnerly was created for people who like homemade cooking, but don’t like overpaying for the good things in life. Let’s face it. We are all super busy. Dinnerly is here to make life easier with recipes and fresh ingredients delivered right to your own home.  

There are 2 choices of Dinnerly boxes to choose from: The Family box, which contains 4 portions per recipe,
3 recipes per week. Or, you can choose the Two-Person box, which includes 2 portions per recipe,
3 recipes per week.

Overall, I was super pleased with Dinnerly and do plan to order from them again soon. My entire family loved the delicious meals, and I love just how affordable it is!

Have you tried Dinnerly before? I would love to hear your thoughts as well! If you would love to try this service, you can GO HERE to sign up.

Review of Anchored Soul Boutique + Coupon Code!

Disclosure: I was provided with products from Anchored Soul Boutique to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love fashion and jewelry. Whenever I am given the opportunity to review these items I get so excited! I was recently introduced to Anchored Soul Boutique, which is a local Tampa-based boutique owned by my friend Kim and her sister Stacy.

What sets Anchored Soul Boutique apart from other boutiques and stores? Anchored Soul Boutique allows you to discover great boutique style clothing and accessories without ever leaving your home. They work with several vendors to meet your style needs and desires. 

In addition to providing beautiful and trendy clothing and jewelry, Anchored Soul Boutique has an outstanding mission. They want to empower and to help women and children that are in need. They donate a portion of their proceeds to The Spring of Tampa Bay. The Spring is a certified domestic violence center that provides women and children that are in abusive environments a safe haven as well as resources to help rebuild their lives. What an outstanding mission! 

How does Anchored Soul Boutique work? You will want to first join their Facebook Group HERE. You will then want to pay close attention to when they post new items. They offer in-stock and pre-sale boutique items.When you find a posted item that you can’t live without and want to purchase, simply comment on the post indicating the size, color (if multiple colors are listed), and your email address to send your purchase invoice. 

Kim and Stacy were so sweet to send me gorgeous pieces of jewelry. I just love the scripture necklace. It says Be Strong in the Lord. I love to wear this and the reminder that it gives me through the day! How beautiful are these Kate Spade-inspired earrings? So beautiful and they would be a great Valentine’s Day gift! I also love these neutral bracelets as they can be worn with any outfit to dress it up! All of these pieces are just stunning!

For all of my local friends, Anchored Soul Boutique is going to be at the Wesley Chapel Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day. This is going to be a fun event and it will allow you to see their products in person! This event is located at The Grove at Wesley Chapel 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. 

If you are interested in shopping Anchored Soul Boutique on Facebook, save 10% off your purchase with promo code mysweetsavings. And, if your purchase is $50 or more you will get Free Shipping!

Thanks again to Kim and Stacy for their beautiful products and for allowing me to review them. Please check them out and be sure to let them know that I sent you over!

I’m Running on Dunkin’ Donuts This Holiday Season!

(I received a gift card to faciliate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I don’t know about you, but I am officially in holiday mode right now! It has been a busy few weeks planning and preparing for Christmas and finishing up some last-minute work projects for 2017. I think that it is safe to say I am running on Dunkin’ Donuts! I have stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts several times these last few weeks to fuel up on my favorite holiday-flavored coffees and lattes!

I love the new holiday-themed flavors this year! Peppermint Mocha, my personal fave, combines cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavors. The Brown Sugar Cinnamon, brings together the sweet taste of brown sugar and the flavor of cinnamon. Both flavors are available in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. In addition, Dunkin’ has brought back their festive holiday cups. This year, they feature a festive design and the simple word, “Joy” to convey the happiness and spirit of the season. This year’s design incorporates seasonal graphic icons like snowflakes, peppermints, holly leaves and holiday trees to stir up the warm, nostalgic feelings associated with this special time of year.

If you are a Dunkin’ Donuts doughnut lover, they have something for you as well! A holiday trio of seasonal donuts, highlights Dunkin’s merry menu. The new Frosted Sugar Cookie Donut is a frosted donut with cookie dough flavored filling and topped with crumbled frosted sugar cookies, while the new Gingerbread Cookie Donut features a caramel frosted donut sprinkled with ginger snap cookie topping. Dunkin’ Donuts also has the Snowflake Sprinkle Donut, a frosted donut with red icing and special snowflake sprinkles, and Snowflake Sprinkle MUNCHKINS, featuring the brand’s chocolate glazed MUNCHKINS donut hole treats rolled in snowflake sprinkles.

Be sure to stop by your local Dunkin’ Donuts while you are out with friends and family this holiday season and fuel up on these delicious treats!

Review of PlaSmart Travel Bingo

Disclosure: I received Travel Bingo to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Want to keep the kiddos entertained while they are in the car? Travel Bingo by PlaSmart is the perfect solution! I am so thrilled to feature this product in my Holiday Gift Guide and think that it would make such a fun gift idea!

You can entertain kids and keep those long road trips fun with this game! Kids can whiz by sliding the windows shut as attractions are spotted. Play alone or with another passenger Be the first to complete one line or an entire card and shout out BINGO! This comes with 2 sets of cards.

My boys have been taking advantage of Travel Bingo lately when we are in the car and they love it! I know that this will come in handy later this month when we go on vacation and are in the car for several hours at a time. I highly recommend this fun game to all of you with kiddos! Oh, even mom and dad can get in on the fun! I plan to join in!

Have you heard of Travel Bingo before? What are you thoughts on this fun game?

Review of Christmas Forest Alpine Christmas Wreath + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I was provided a wreath from Christmas Forest in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. (Please see my disclosure policy) 

One of the things that I love most about the holiday season is the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree. The smell of evergreen lingers in the air and it cannot help to put a smile on my face! While I may not always be able to have a fresh cut Christmas tree here in Florida, I can have the smell of Christmas thanks to the beautiful wreaths from Christmas Forest!

What is Christmas Forest? “It is a place where magic happens every day, and the sights and scents of the holidays are alive year-round. From their very first handmade Christmas wreath sold back in 1976 at Pike Place Farmer’s Market until now, they have made it their mission to bring the very essence of Christmas into every wreath that we create. Alive with the fresh evergreen scent of the Cascade Mountains, each of their handcrafted wreaths is a one-of-a-kind creation, and a unique representation of who they are.” 

I was given the amazing opportunity to feature Christmas Forest in my Holiday Gift Guide this year and they were so generous to send a wreath to review. Christmas Forest sent me their Alpine Wreath and it is absolutely stunning! The pictures do not do it justice. In addition, the smell of Christmas is now in the air throughout my house! It definitely puts me in the Christmas spirit! The front of the box that the wreath was shipped in was too cute and has the fun message pictured below. My 6 year old really thought that the wreath came from Santa and his elves! How cute is this?


The Alpine Christmas Wreath looks a lot like the signature Cascade Wreath, but the elves added red berries for an extra Christmas color. Enjoy the aroma of the alpine fresh Christmas wreath from the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Everyone who sees this wreath on your door will love the pastel blue juniper berries and pale yellow incense buds from the Oregon desert. It’s very special and oh-so-stunning!

Thanks to generous folks at Christmas Forest, one My Sweet Savings reader will have the opportunity to win an Alpine Christmas Wreath for themselves! To enter the giveaway, please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below. The first entry is mandatory while you may gain additional entries with the other options.


Review of Younique Moodstruck Epic Mascara

I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (Please see my disclosure policy)

Many of you will remember that I have posted about Younique products here on the blog before. I absolutely love Younique’s Moodstruck 3D+ Fiber Lashes, so I was excited to be given the opportunity to review the Moodstruck Epic Mascara. In addition, I have included the Younique Epic Mascara in my Holiday Gift Guide this year!

Moodstruck Epic Mascara is a multi-effect wonder, adding proven volume, length, and clump-free curl. The brush features intermingling high and low density bristles that grip lashes at their root, maximizing definition and volume, and the tapered tip allows for defining and thickening even your tiniest, hard-to-reach lashes with precision and control.  

I personally love that that Epic Mascara is an easily buildable formula that also acts as the perfect first step of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ for the most extreme eyelashes ever. I took a photo of myself with one eye done of the Moodstruck Epic Mascara and one eye without. You can really see the difference! Can you say length and volume? I highly recommend this product if you are searching for a new mascara. At only $24 it really is a great value. Do you use Younique products? What are your thoughts on the Epic Mascara?

Younique is not only all about the lashes. They feature other amazing products like the Lip Stain that I am wearing in the picture above. The Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain is amazing and lasts all day! I am wearing the Sleek shade. You can see this product HERE.

You can GO HERE to order Younique Epic Mascara and other awesome Younique products.