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April 16, 2014

Bloggy Conference 2014 - Get your tickets TODAY! #bloggycon14

 Bloggy Conference 2014!
Presented by Bloggy Moms and Cedar Point

When? Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Where? Sandusky, OH

How much?
Full Conference Blogger Passes are available at $85
Full Conference Business Class Tickets are also available at $165

It's an event you won't want to miss. I've not been yet, but have heard/read so many great things online about all of the fun other bloggers have had at the conference. Sounds like a great time, and a great place to learn lots of great information at the same time.

Just follow the link for more information and to get your tickets HERE!

April 15, 2014

San Francisco Bay Hawaiian Blend Coffee

Are you a casual coffee drinker? Or maybe you consider yourself to be an expert of all things coffee. If you'd asked me this question a year ago I would have said sure, I drink coffee on occasion. Of course that meant it had to be sweetened and flavored up with either sugar and milk, or a flavored creamer. Fast forward a year and my answer is completely different. I would now consider myself to be an avid coffee drinker. Not quite an expert, but I'm well on my way! Before I started drinking coffee on a daily basis this past winter I would have told you all coffee is the same regardless of brand or supposed flavoring of the coffee beans. That was because I hadn't been exposed to very many different kinds of coffee beans to even know there could be a difference. When I made the first pot of the San Francisco Bay Hawaiian Blend Coffee I figured it would taste like pretty much every other pot I'd made of our usual brand of coffee. Boy was I in for a surprise. I could actually tell the difference in the taste of the coffee. Heck I could even tell the difference when I first opened the bag, just the scent of the ground coffee itself was different. I couldn't believe it, there really is a difference! And to prove my curiosity I did a blind switch on my husband when making his thermos for work one morning. And guess what? He DID notice the difference and even asked me about it when he got home. He said it was really good and asked if I had done something different or switched to a different can of coffee. To me this proves that when people say there is a difference there really is. There is not only a difference in the flavor of the coffee after it's brewed, but also in the aroma of the coffee itself before and after. I think there is also something to be said about coffee beans that are ground and sent directly to the consumer. Besides the freshness, another great thing about ordering from Rogers Family is you can choose which roast you'd like for your coffee. They have regular, espresso, french, and extra dark roast options. I opted for the regular roast this time since I wasn't sure about branching out too much to start with. But now I'm thinking it may be time to be bold and maybe kick it up a notch and try a darker roast.

Want to know a little more about the Rogers Family Coffee Company and their journey? I invite you to watch the video below. I think you'll enjoy it, I know I did.

Make sure you check out the Hawaiian Blend as well as others from the San Francisco Bay Coffee line.

And mark your calendar for an upcoming review/giveaway being featured right here on Mom in Training for the San Francisco Bay OneCup Single Serve Coffees.

While you're waiting for the next post you can follow along with Rogers Family Company on their social media platforms:

Disclosure:  Thanks to PR Firm/sponsor I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of my personal review. This blog post is not a paid post and the honest opinions stated are my own.

WIN a night out with your BFFs from Purex!

Being a mom is the hardest job of all, but sometimes moms need a break too! That’s why Purex is celebrating Mother’s Day and the release of Sony’s new motion picture, Moms’ Night Out, by giving away a night out for you and up to five friends.

So get your BFFs together for a night out on the town, courtesy of the laundry BFFs from Purex, and enter for your chance to win today!

One Grand Prize Winner:
Limo service for the evening
Dinner at a nice restaurant 
6 free movie tickets/passes 
• $100 bucks for movie snacks  

10 runners up:
4 free movie tickets/passes

If you're a mom you are probably right there with me when I say having a night out with friends (no kids) would be great. Don't get me wrong I love spending time with my kids but occasionally having some adult time with the girls is just..well...needed. So why not schedule a night out to watch Moms’ Night Out? Sounds like a perfect reason to schedule a fun evening of laughs and relaxation to me.

Disclosure:  I am a Purex Insider and I was entered into an Insiders-only giveaway in return for this post.  This blog post is not a paid post and any opinions stated are my own.