Monday, September 29, 2014

Lillybee University --The cutest game day flats I've ever seen!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
I love college football and rooting for my fave team, but you won't see me wearing a tshirt and tennis shoes to do so. There's no reason you can't look cute on game day.

So today I'm excited to introduce you to, Lillybee University -- the makers of the cutest collegiate flats I've ever seen!

I recently came across Lillybee at a store and texted my sister with a picture saying "we have to have a pair of these" and she quickly replied that she had recently seen them too and agreed that we had to have them. We are shoe lovers and the Lillybee flats and bows are just adorable!

We definitely share the same fashion sense, but when it comes to college football we couldn't be any more different. I'm a huge Michigan Wolverines fan (go blue!) and she loves the Ohio State Buckeyes --huge rivalries. I have to admit though Lillybee makes both teams look good with these statement flats! 

We love them!!

Lillybee flats are available in all of your favorite team colors. You can accessorize them with collegiate team bows, sororty bows or if you simply love the shoes you can order just the shoes as well as solid color bows, perfect to wear any day of the week. Mix and match them however you like!

Check out their fun rain boots too!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Enter our Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween/PEEPS #Giveaway...

Looking for something fun to do this Halloween? Why not check into a Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark and Resort during their 'Howl-O-Ween' event which kicks off on October 9th and continues through October 31st.

Great Wolf Lodge will entertain your family with fun events like their nightly trick-or-treat trail, Monster Bash Dance Party on Fridays and Saturdays (sponsored by Just Born, Inc.), nightly costume parades, and Spooktacular Story Times. The resort will also have a Howl-O-Ween scavenger hunt where you can be entered to win a Trick or PEEPS! package by finding hidden PEEPS throughout the resort.

It's a safe, fun place to celebrate Halloween this year --wear your suit or your costume, bring your fam and plan on enjoying lots of fun!



To kick off the Howl-O-Ween celebration we have a fun giveaway for you today!
We are  giving away a One Night Stay at the Great Wolf Lodge of your choice (excluding Niagra Falls, ON) as well as a $50 Great Wolf Lodge gift card, a Trick or PEEPS package, Mike and Ike Mummy Mix and PEEPS Marshmallow Pumpkins and Ghosts!

To learn more about Howl-O-Ween, please visit:


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Produce for Kids and Meijer team up to help families eat healthier and support nutrition education...

(The Jackson Five Family received a comlimentary gift card to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)

 Produce for Kids and Meijer are hosting their third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign which promotes consumption of fresh produce while supporting nutrition education efforts. The campaign educates families on the benefits of healthy eating and will raise money for nutrition education through Jump with Jill, a music-based health program for kids.
Since 2002, Meijer has raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations and you can help raise even more by simply visiting your local Meijer store this week in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, or Kentucky to help bring Jump with Jill to schools! Look for the Produce for Kids display in the fresh produce section featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There you will find a shopping list of participating produce companies, along with easy, healthy family friendly recipes. When you purchase fruit and veggie products on the list from those participating they will make a consumption-based donation to Jump with Jill!

To learn more about this campaign and to view 150 RD-approved recipes, meal planning tools, healthy tips and more, please visit:
Here are a few great fall recipes using some of the products on the list just to give you an idea of what you could purchase to help out!
Apple Pear Crumble


6 Stemilt Lil Snappers® Bartlett pears, peeled, sliced
4 Stemilt Lil Snappers® Gala apples, peeled, sliced
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup Marzetti® caramel dip


Preheat oven to 375°F.
Grease 8x8-inch baking pan. Cover bottom with pears and apples. Blend oats, sugar, flour, butter and allspice with electric mixer until it binds and is coarse. Crumble mixture over pear and apple slices. Sprinkle with orange juice.
Bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and fruit is soft. Drizzle with caramel dip.
Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 cups lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 cup spinach, loosely packed
1/2 cup POM Wonderful® 100% pomegranate juice
1 banana
1 mango, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves


Place pumpkin, yogurt, spinach, juice, banana, mango, cinnamon and cloves into blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.