Healthier Coconut Brownies (with black beans)

A Recipe for Healthier Coconut Brownies

These coconut brownies are to die for–yes, I said to. die. for. They’re moist, full of chocolate and coconut, and rich enough that one brownie is a satisfying serving. They also have no flour and no sugar. The flour and sugar have been replaced with black beans, gluten free oats, and Sweetleaf stevia. Sweetleaf is the brand we prefer in our NorCal Margaritas and what I use in my iced tea. They have 21 different flavors and my most recent love is coconut! My…

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Jabra Wireless Headphones from Best Buy

Tackle Fitness Goals with Jabra Wireless Earbuds from Best Buy

With the new year comes new goals, new dreams, and… new gear. I’m not the only one who buys fitness gear at the beginning of the new year to encourage good habits, right? Upgrading my workout wear, headphones, and shoes is the way to keep me motivated. These Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds by Jabra are a great addition to any gym bag. Take your fitness goals to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with these wireless earbuds. Jabra…

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Intel 2 in 1 Reviews

Intel 2 in 1 Review RoundUp #Intel2in1

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between My Crazy Good Life and Intel. This includes Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. We have had our Surface Pro 3, which is an Intel 2 in 1, for a few months now, and we love it! Intel 2 in 1 computers are laptops that also function as tablets, and provide so many different uses for those who use them. We use our Surface Pro 3 in the living room while…

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3 Easy Ways to Save for College: Gifts, a 529 Plan, and Recycling #AZ529

3 Easy Ways to Save for College: Gifts, a 529 Plan, and Recycling #AZ529

This post is sponsored by AZ529. The following financial tips are my own. Saving for college is boring. There, I said it. It’s definitely more fun to buy a gift for a child than to donate money towards their college fund–I get that. I have three easy ways for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends to help save money for a college fund. I know these work, because we do them ourselves! 1. Save half, spend half. Starting when they’re…

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The first five apps to install on your new smartphone

The First Five Apps To Install on Your New Smartphone

This post is sponsored by Life 360. The apps in this list were chosen by me, and all are downloaded onto my personal phone (that means I use them myself!). Did you or your teen just get a smartphone? Congratulations! Your life will never be the same. As someone who has had a smartphone for several years and often writes about apps, tips and tricks, and accessories on iPhoneLife.com, I’m happy to share with you what I think are the first five apps…

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Why the Keurig 2.0 is Perfect for Our Busy Family

Why the Keurig 2.0 is Perfect for Our Busy Family #Keurig400

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Keurig400 #CollectiveBias This post is written for My Crazy Good Life by contributor Denise Dykstra. When I was asked to review the new Keurig 2.0, I was sitting far from home on a cold bleacher watching one of our four sons play basketball. It’s as if I had thought, “Ahhhh, I need coffee” and the message magically appeared. There was really no way…

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Help your teen find intentional acts of kindness

Help Your Teen find Intentional Acts of Kindness Ideas

This post is sponsored by Dignity Health, who wants to pair you with the perfect intentional act of kindness in your neighborhood.  I always hear about random acts of kindness, but I don’t like that they’re categorized as random. They might feel random to the recipients, but truly, they are intentional. The giver intended to do something nice for someone else. Especially during the holiday seasons, intentional acts of kindness are what make us smile. They allow us to give…

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My Radio Shack last minute gift list #GiftSmart

My Radio Shack Last Minute Gift List #GiftSmart

This post is sponsored by Radio Shack and Find Your Influence. Gift choices are mine, of course. Last minute gifts are stressful–not only do you have to quickly decide what to get, you have to find somewhere to purchase it too! A lot of the stress goes away when shopping at a one-stop store like Radio Shack, where you can find gifts for people of all ages.   Shopping for gifts this year was a little tough–tweens and teens want…

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5 things you must do before making money with your blog

5 things to do before making money with a blog

This post is sponsored by Find Your Influence In my book, using brand to blogger networks is one of the suggestions I give to bloggers who want to earn money or products. It’s a great way to be discovered by your favorite brands and begin creating your community. One of the brand to blogger networks I work with is Find Your Influence. A lot of bloggers think they’re not big enough to join these networks, but that’s not true! Depending on the…

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Westward Look Resort in Tucson

Westward Look Resort in Tucson: Our weekend away!

My husband and I recently enjoyed a weekend staycation at the Westward Look resort in Tucson. While resorts are typically busiest during the summer, our fall/winter getaway was awesome! The Westward Look is a Wyndam property located in North Tucson. Resort offerings include a spa, tennis, horseback riding, hiking and biking, and four specialty gardens. Dining options include two restaurants, Gold and Lookout, and a breakfast cafe. We spent time on the patio at Lookout listening to all of the fun…

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Surface Pro 3 is a laptop and tablet in one! #Intel2in1

Loving our Surface Pro 3 #Intel2in1

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my site and Intel. This includes Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. For the last few weeks we have been playing with (and loving) our Surface Pro 3 that Intel sent to us. It’s a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop that’s perfect for our family room. We use the touchscreen laptop for the boys’ homework assignments, quick Googling and price checking while we’re watching TV, and lately, lots of Christmas…

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Being thankful with Heart of Haiti

Taking Time to be Thankful: Heart of Haiti

I am a  member of the Everywhere Society and they provided me with this product for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. We’re in the middle of it–the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a few days away and winter holidays are right around the corner. Right now I’m focusing on the amazing year I’ve had and setting goals for next year. Today, though, I’m taking time to be thankful for all that I have. I am thankful for my…

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How to sync your Disney Movies Anywhere account with your mobile device

How To Sync Disney Movies Anywhere With Your Device

If you’ve been hanging onto digital movie codes and would like to sync them to your Android or Apple mobile device, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’m sharing how to sync Disney Movies Anywhere with your device. Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a place to store your Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collection. Syncing all of your devices (yes, Android and Apple) with DMA is easy to do, and for a limited time you can get a…

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5 reasons why you need Cox Contour service!

5 Reasons You Need Cox Contour Service #TVJustForMe #CoxContour

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. We recently added the Cox Contour package to our cable services, and we are so bummed that we didn’t do this earlier!   We had no idea what we were missing….

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Target has all of your back to school needs!

Head to Target for All of Your Back To School Needs #BTSWithTarget

Whether your child is in elementary school or high school, wears street clothes or uniforms, or likes super stylish or super sporty, Target has everything you need for back to school. Jack’s favorite place to buy clothes is Target because they carry the Shaun White line of apparel. Their colorful skinny jeans fit him perfectly, and there’s always a fun selection of t-shirts to choose from. During the summer, Jack is all about wearing basketball shorts and t-shirts. It’s his…

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Printable Tween Cell Phone Contract

Pantech Vybe and Printable Tween Cell Phone Contract

This post is sponsored by Pantech. As always, all opinions and ideas are my own!  Michael received his first cell phone when he was 10 years old. It wasn’t a necessity, like it is for most kids that age. He wasn’t walking home or staying by himself at home after school. He wanted one more than we had ever seen him want something, and we decided that it was good for our family for different reasons: he could text and…

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