Sunday, August 17, 2014

A TRU fan. A TruFan Lemonade Stand!

First off..

Disclaimer: I received free Truvia products through Crowdtap in exchange for an honest review & to host a lemonade stand!. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own & have not been influenced by Crowdtap or any third party

What's Crowdtap? (from their page)
Crowdtap is the place to use your creativity to win gift cards and score free products from big-name brands. Brands will challenge you to discuss and showcase how you use everyday items—through photos, videos, and writing—and then reward the best submissions

Oh, have I mentioned yet that I love Crowdtap? no?! Well, it's true! I do =)

Alrighty, on to my TRUFAN LEMONADE STAND! - I don't know why, but I SING it every time I say it...

So Crowdtap sent me a box full of Truvia goodness! It was like Christmas morning opening up that bad boy up! It supplied everything I would need to host a successful lemonade stand! Only thing I had to do was build the stand!

  • 1 Truvia® Spoonable for lemonade
  • 1 Truvia® Baking Blend for a sweet dessert treat
  • 4 Truvia® Sunglasses
  • 10 Truvia® Lemonade cups
  • 1 $10 Giftly Gift Card
  • 1 Party insert & recipe card 

We had to do a store run before we got our baking on! Driving in style, personalized license plate. ha!

I had my little helper with me the entire time! For only being 3yrs old, he's a pro at cracking eggs! (He practices when I'm not looking...) We made some yummy lemon cupcakes with a lime frosting! Seriously, Truvia is delicious!

We also had to build our lemonade stand.  I wanted something fun, whimsical & different than what I thought anyone else would be doing!  I love thinking outside of the box.  So we made a plan, and used all scrap wood we had from other DIY projects & I SERIOUSLY looooove it! It was exactly what I envisioned, & trust me, it was an eye catcher! Cars were driving by super slow to get a good look, too! I put a lot of thought & love into this beauty!

So once we had our plan of attack, we had to make sure we had the Duds to be styling in! My husband & I had #TruFanStand on our shirts, & the little guy had that AND Crowdtapper in training on the back of his! seriously, this was genius! It was conversation starter! (This kid has the BEST cheese face! totally not bias ;))

& we were open for business! The cost? a $mile!

As you can see, in the bucket of lemons, I added a few fun photo props! in this last picture, you can see my SMART boy, sitting on his chair in the shade, stuffing his face with his cupcake lol!

In TRU Crowdtap fashion, some FUN FACTS about Truvia!

I'm a little sad that it's "over" BUT we will be doing it again! We all had a great time, the kids thought we were the coolest parents (Cause we are, YO!) & of course because it's building some #SweetSummer memories.

My take on Truvia? LOVE it. We made the #SweetSwitch after I found out that I had diabetes & I will never go back to any other sweetner! This doesn't have the weird aftertaste, nor is it overly sweet!  Super excited that with Christmas around the corner (Did I just say the C word in August!?) I won't be "left out" or dealing with sugar spikes during the holidays & my husband can enjoy the 75% fewer calories!

#TruFanStand Lemonade Stand is now "over" But we're TRU Fans - We'll be sharing the #SweetSummer loving year long!

Thanks Crowdtap & Truvia!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Hello everyone!  long time no post, eh?

Well, nothing new in the baby making world.  We will be starting some treatments (clomid) again this fall!  Oh, & I got super sick over Christmas & ended up in the hospital.  Turns out, I have diabetes. My sugars were in the 600's & I went into diabetic ketosis. - more on that another time...

Back to my DIY!~  obsessed.  Seriously!  I'll be the 1st to admit that it's either hit or miss.  When I get it right, it's incredible, & when it goes terribly wrong, I almost want to keep it because it's so crazy laughable!

Just this year I've repurposed an ugly craigslist dresser in to an entertainment stand, made my own headboard, chalkboards, wall art, ect....& just over the past few days, I've made a candy cart for a lemonade stand!  I also have about a million other projects started & not finished. I can't help myself!

Isaac is getting BIG.  Seriously, kid, slow down! He's asking me everyday to go to school.  He talks about school, tells me he needs to go...I think it's time for preschool =(