Can you believe Christmas is in exactly one week? I still have all my shopping and baking to do. This weekend will be dedicated to Christmas shopping and I’m spending all day Monday to bake! I’m thinking about putting little baskets together with homemade Christmas sugar cookies, fudge, peanut brittle, and peppermint mocha bark. I may even do some truffles!
During the Holidays, I’m always out and about running around. I’m out Christmas shopping (not very well this year), out shipping packages for the shop, picking up groceries at the store for baking, going to the Hornet’s basketball games, hanging out with friends and so on. Sometimes I’m so busy I forget to eat and then find myself starving later in the night and that is why I like to keep snacks around. CVS is the best place to get affordable, delicious, and healthier snacks. They have a way better selection than the gas stations and there is a CVS on pretty much every corner here in Charlotte.
The amazing people over at CVS sent me a couple gift cards so I could pick up some of my favorite snacks and extra goodies to have around for the holidays. Also, CVS gift cards make awesome stocking stuffers! I usually go into CVS for one thing and end up leaving with twenty different items.
I like to stop at the CVS in the epicenter in Charlotte and grab snacks to bring into the Hornets game.
The Gold Emlem Abound brand has all kinds of healthier snacks for on the go. They have granola bars, mixed nuts, and air popped popcorn.
They have little trail mix bags that come in all kinds of different flavors. They are also the better deal because you can get 2 for $3.00.
The classic blend trail mix is my favorite. My boyfriend and I like to add a little bit of this mix on top of our popcorn at the movies.
I also like that most of the Gold Emblem Abound products are always marked down. You can’t find a bag of pecans for $4.99 at most stores. I grabbed a couple of the walnuts and pecans for my baking on Monday.
The buy one get one free is my favorite. I like to keep nuts out on the holidays for healthy snacking. Nuts are my number one favorite snack food!
Plus their blends have 50% less peanuts…I hate the peanuts.
I grabbed a can of mixed nuts and cashews. I like to put them in little baggies and keep them in my purse for a quick energy fix. They’re also great to take on hikes.
If you do LOVE to shop at CVS, I highly recommend signing up for one of their ExtraCare rewards program. It’s 100% free and you get tons of great discounts. My order jumped down from $82.99 to $44.23 after scanning it. I keep my little card attached to my keys so I won’t forget it.
CVS also carries great products for your home, just look for the TOTAL HOME brand!
I’m also a huge fan of CVS brand products. I love stopping there for my Ibuprofen, cough medicine, vitamins, and other first aid products. Their brand is always way less than the name brands. I always take advantage of their BOGO deals on vitamins.
I always take a B12 vitamin and an iron supplement in the morning with my coffee and a melatonin vitamin a couple hours before bed to help me sleep.
I also take a Daily vitamin every morning. The named brands are usually double in price compared to the CVS health brand. If you’re looking for a vegan or plant based vitamin, definitely check out the Radiance brand!
CVS has been my lifesaver the past couple of weeks. That picture is when the poison Ivy first started…I grabbed some calamine lotion and ibuprofen to keep it under control. I also bought the Tecnu Extreme medicated poison ivy scrub and it was the best thing in the world. I had the rash all over my body and whenever it would start to itch, I’d pour cold water over it and then just scrub it with the tecnu scrub and it instantly took the pain and itch away. After I scrubbed it, I put the calamine lotion on top. That scrub allowed me to sleep in peace at night. That scrub is located right next to the calamine lotion at CVS.
The Gold Emblem Abound brand is taking over the shelves at CVS and I love it. You can find them squeezed between the name brands and they usually are in a green package.
The Gold Emblem Abound also has some not-so-healthy options! Their gummy bears are so good! They make great stocking stuffers!
I also love the Gold Emblem coffee brand! Now, I’m very PICKY when it comes to coffee, so I was surprised that I liked it. I ran out of coffee one morning and decided to stop at CVS (becuase it was the closest) and I bought the dark french roast. It was strong, smooth, and so flavorful! I’ve been buying it ever since.
Their crunchy granola bars are my obsession right now. They are so good dipped in coffee or crumbled over yogurt. I can’t keep enough of these at my place.
There snacks make great stocking stuffers, road trip eats, or study foods.
The little super fruit baobab bites were addicting. I tossed them into my yogurt.
I ended up pouring all the fruit flavored snacks in a large jar. It was kind of like a crunchy and fruity trail mix.
This was a delicious almond and cranberry nut snack bar I picked up a couple weeks ago while Christmas shopping. It was sweet, salty, and fruity!
Now that it’s getting colder, I tend to eat more oatmeal! I love their Maple & Brown sugar flavored oats. It only has 6g of sugar in it and that’s half of what the Quaker brand has! I like to eat oatmeal with almonds before a long workout.
Dark Chocolate Espresso beans…need I say more? I think these would be so great to have out in a dish next to the desserts and coffee on Christmas eve. I may even add them to the eggnog drinks! I love anything with dark chocolate and anything with espresso!
I am very excited to be apart of the CVS DAY IN THE LIFE campaign becuase I truly LOVE CVS and they really make my life easier. I don’t know what I would do without them!
I also picked up some sweet and salty trail mix to take to a show tonight! I loved the idea of adding little mini cookies to a trail mix. This gave me an idea for making homemade trail mix with my homemade chocolate chip cookies. So clever!
For my morning snack, I had apples, peanut butter, and a side of sweet and salty Gold Emblem About trail mix!
I almost didn’t buy these, but I’m so happy I did. If you walk through the holiday aisle, you’ll find Gold Emblem Abound holiday themed candy. I thought the little candy canes were so cute! They have all kinds of different holiday snacks to choose from! It makes holiday parties so much easier to set up.
I never thought they were taste as amazing as they do!
They are perfect for little decorations! If you make cups of hot chocolate and add the candy cane on the side, your guest will love it! They would also be cute for gingerbread house decorations.
These looked so good! A couple of these would cure the sweet tooth! Plus they have probiotic cultures.
Figs are my favorite of all the dried fruits! I took advantage of their BOGO and bought two bags! I keep them in my freezer and eat one when I have a sweet tooth.
Grumples and Tino also love the treats and toys at CVS! They basically have everything for everyone! 🙂 I watched a lady pick up a last minute gift on her way to work. She bought a heated blanket, candies, a t-shirt, wrapping paper and the card! CVS is great if you’re forgetful (like me).
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THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
- What is your favorite snack to keep in your purse?
- What is the weather going to be like where you live on Christmas Day?
- What does your family eat on Christmas day?