Year In Review – Top 10 Posts At Give It A Whirl Girl For 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY READERS!

It has been a great year for 2018 over here at Give It A Whirl Girl! I started up this blog in early June and it has been one hell of an awesome ride! At the start of 2018, I made a new year’s resolution to start a blog. I am so happy to say that it was one of my new year’s resolutions that I actually stuck to and accomplished.

On June 6th I was at home and I was recovering from an umbilical hernia surgery when I got the idea to follow through and fire it up. I had no clue or idea what the heck I was doing when I started (I don’t think anyone knows lol). I started to read and research how to do this whole blog thing. Still to this day I am feeding my brain with knowledge about blogging. Seems as though there is always something new to learn if you are going to make a job out of blogging.

I am so happy and pleased to say that I absolutely love blogging and this is something that I will definitely be sticking to for a very long time. I have always been passionate about food. I live for the thrill of trying new foods (giving them a whirl) and I am also very much in love with cooking. It made perfect sense to take all of this into consideration and start blogging about these passions of mine.

And here you have it, folks! Here is my top ten list of the most visited posts for 2018.

GIVEAWAY – Chocolate – Happy Holidays & Thank You

Chocolate bars for the giveaway
Chocolate bars for the giveaway

This was a recent giveaway that I ran on my own over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. Truth be told, I am a bit obsessed with trying out any and all chocolate products so I put together this prize pack to send off to one lucky reader! I had a great time hosting this giveaway and putting this together on my own. Really am envious of the winner of this prize pack because all of these chocolate confections are out of this world amazing. Really am hoping that they are loving their chocolates!

GIVEAWAY – Kettle & Fire Bone Broth Review and Coupon Code

White Chicken Chili made with Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth
White Chicken Chili made with Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth

This was another great giveaway with a brand that I know, love, and trust~ Kettle & Fire. Their bone broths are not only healthy but very nutritious as well. I made the most incredible ground chicken white chili with their chicken bone broth and shared the recipe on my blog.

Get Empowered With TRUWOMEN Protein Bars – Product Review & A Giveaway

TRUWOMEN bars
TRUWOMEN bars

Here is one of my very first posts at Give It A Whirl Girl and I am truly shocked that it landed a spot in my top 10 list of my most visited posts. This was the first giveaway that I conducted on the blog and I partnered with TRUWOMEN to do this giveaway for a variety pack of their bars. Their bars are top-notch and come in fun flavors such as Daydreaming About Donuts and Oh Oh Cookie Dough!

Kawaii Bubble Tea Is The Place You Want To Be – Boba Review In Clinton Township, Michigan

Kawaii Bubble Tea Boba drink (honeydew, with almond milk, green tea, and passionfruit jelly)
Kawaii Bubble Tea Boba drink (honeydew, with almond milk, green tea, and passionfruit jelly)

This was a very fun post to do for my blog! I reviewed Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township. I had arranged a meeting with the owner and I interviewed her over a bubble tea and a delightful tray of fresh macarons. My daughter and my hubby tagged along for this venture and it was a great time to be had for all!

White Elephant Gift Guide At Perpetual Kid & A Giveaway

White Elephant (Secret Santa) Gift Guide at Perpetual Kid & A GIVEAWAY
White Elephant (Secret Santa) Gift Guide at Perpetual Kid & A GIVEAWAY

I partnered with Perpetual Kid to do a giveaway for a gift-card to their online store. This was a fun giveaway to co-host because Perpetual Kid has a very unique online store. I created a white elephant gift guide to go along with this giveaway and found some very funny gag gifts to share.

Fat Stack Of Gluten-Free Pancakes With Enjoy Life Foods – Product Review, Recipe, & Giveaway

Stack of Enjoy Life Foods natural color pancakes with rainbow sprinkles
Stack of Enjoy Life Foods natural color pancakes with rainbow sprinkles

For this post I reviewed one of my favorite brands- Enjoy Life Foods. I created a fat stack of some fun gluten-free pancakes and then I decided to throw in an Amazon gift-card and do a giveaway.

New York Deli In St Clair Shores – Restaurant Review

New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI - Baked Cod
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI – Baked Cod

The New York Deli in St. Clair Shores, MI is one of my family’s go-to restaurants in our neighborhood. For this post I did a review of the restaurant. I went with one of my usual dinners that night~ baked cod with steamed broccoli.

A Trio Of Frozen Custard Parfaits At Erma’s Frozen Custard In St Clair Shores, Michigan

Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shore, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI

Erma’s Frozen Custard is another St. Clair Shores place of business. I did a review of their frozen custard stand and each of my family members got a parfait of their choosing. My family always enjoys our outings with frozen treats!

Party Hardy With A Yasso Frozen Yogurt Treat – Product Review Of Party Animal Froyo

Yasso Frozen Yogurt - Party Animal
Yasso Frozen Yogurt – Party Animal Sundae

It is kinda sorta hard for me to believe that one of my very first posts at Give It A Whirl Girl has generated so much traffic. This post gets a lot of traffic from Google search. I had zero knowledge at the time on how SEO worked but somehow I managed to get this post to show up well in the results.

I had a great time reviewing the Yasso Frozen Yogurt. I ended up making a delicious sundae with the Party Animal flavor. For the topping, I added some marshmallow to it, candy sprinkles, and three frosted animal cookies. And let us not forget about the cherry on top! Every splendid sundae needs to be topped with one of those!

Good Day Chocolate Supplements For Children – Go Back To School In Good Health

Good Day Chocolate Supplements for kids
Good Day Chocolate Supplements for kids

And last but not least, this post was for Good Day Chocolate Supplement for kids. I had also reviewed the adult line of supplements from this brand. I partnered with Good Day Chocolate to do a giveaway for a variety pack of their supplements on my Instagram page.


Give It A Whirl Girl Blog Goals For 2019

Improve photography

I know, I know! One thing I need to improve upon here at Give It A Whirl Girl is my photography and I am going to make it a priority to get better at this in 2019. I need to get the funds to improve my equipment first. I would love to get some proper lighting equipment and a new DSLR and a great lens to go on it. Anyone want to send $2000 my way because I think that is what it will take to be where I need to be!

Better blog design

Honestly, I am not 100% in love with the blog design over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. I play around with different themes every now and then to see if I can find a better style. In 2019 it will be a top priority to get a better design here, a logo, and also a nice photograph for my short bio.

More giveaways

As you can see in my top 10 list, the giveaways generate a good amount of traffic. Traffic is great! I also love hosting these giveaways and partnering with brands that I love and endorse. I feel like the giveaways are a great way to give back to my loyal readers. To me, they are a great way of saying thanks!

More restaurant reviews

You can also see that in this top 10 list there are some restaurant reviews that received quite a bit of hits. I enjoy doing those as well and I admit, I have been slacking on doing them. They do make me a bit nervous to do. I am going to attempt to come out of my shell more and bring more local hot spots to my readers.

More reader engagement

One thing that I need to improve upon also is that I would love to gain more reader engagement. Comments on my posts bring a great amount of happiness and joy to me. I love knowing that someone took a few minutes out of their day to read a post of mine. In 2019 I will be investing more time in blog promotion so I can spread the word about my posts far and wide!

 

Question Time!

What would you like to see more of over here at Give It A Whirl Girl in the new year?

Also, do you have any new year’s resolutions you would like to share?

Leave me a comment and let me know.

 

 

 

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Good Day Chocolate Supplements For Kids REVIEW – Go Back To School In Good Health

I recently had the opportunity to try the line of supplements for adults by Good Day Chocolate. You can read more about that HERE. I was so impressed with the quality and effectiveness of these Good Day Chocolate adult supplements for myself so I figured I should also have my daughter, Chloe, give the children’s line a whirl! Today I am going to share my Good Day Chocolate Supplements For Kids Review. Chloe sure was excited and pumped to give these a try!I know she was a little jealous when I had my supply for myself. The supplements for children are available in four different varieties: Multivitamin, Calm, Probiotic, and Sleep. You can also grab yourself a variety pack for children if you want to try them all.

Standard disclosure: I received these products free of charge for a review in exchange. All opinions stated here are my own.

Our Good Day Chocolate Supplements For Kids Review

Chloe With Good Day Chocolate For Kids - Back To School
Chloe With Good Day Chocolate For Kids – Back To School
Good Day Chocolate Supplements for kids
Good Day Chocolate Supplements for kids

The great thing about these is that your child will get excited to take their vitamin. Who doesn’t love chocolate?! They are also naturally colored from fruits and vegetables, so no artificial colors here. Also, the chocolate is ethically sourced fair-trade chocolate. One piece of chocolate has 2g of sugar and each piece has approximately 15 calories.


Multivitamin:

The Good Day Chocolate For Kids Multivitamin provides a daily dose of all the important vitamins in one dose. Two pieces of Good Day Chocolate is considered one dose.

My daughter, Chloe, really looked forward to taking her daily vitamin when I told her that all her vitamins could be found in just two pieces of chocolate. That got her excited and I didn’t hear a single sigh about taking the vitamin. Chewable children’s vitamins often have a chalky taste and leave a bad aftertaste in your mouth. This is not the case with Good Day Chocolate.

All of the important vitamins for your kiddos are found in the multivitamin including: A, B6, B12, C, D, E. You can get more information on other vitamins available in the photo of the label below.

Good Day Chocolate For Kids Multivitamin
Good Day Chocolate For Kids Multivitamin
Multivitamin---Facts-Panel---Good Day Chocolate For Kids
Multivitamin—Facts-Panel—Good Day Chocolate For Kids

Good Day Chocolate Calm:

Hyper child? No problem with a dose of Good Day Chocolate For Kids Calm. This supplement combines the power of l-theanine and chamomile flower to help put your mind at ease. The dosage for Calm is two chocolates. I often take a couple of these myself when I need to take my anxiety down a notch. These work efficiently and quickly.

Good Day Chocolate For Kids Calm
Good Day Chocolate For Kids Calm
Calm---Facts-Panel---Good Day Chocolate For Kids
Calm—Facts-Panel—Good Day Chocolate For Kids

Good Day Chocolate Probiotic:

The Good Day Chocolate For Kids Probiotic will help and aid in digestion. Each chocolate contains 1 billion CFUs (colony forming units) of the strain Lactospore. Your child only needs to take one of these chocolates to get all of the probiotics that they need.

Good Day Chocolate For Kids Probiotic
Good Day Chocolate For Kids Probiotic
Good Day Chocolate For Kids Probiotics label
Good Day Chocolate For Kids Probiotics

Good Day Chocolate Sleep:

This supplement is for any child over the age of 3 that needs help falling asleep. Each Good Day Chocolate For Kids Sleep supplement contains 1mg of melatonin. Sleep ensures a good night’s rest and your child will wake up refreshed in the morning and ready to start the day.

Good Day Chocolate For Kids Sleep supplement
Good Day Chocolate For Kids Sleep supplement
Label for Good Day Chocolate For Kids Sleep supplement
Label for Good Day Chocolate For Kids Sleep supplement

You can locate a sampler for children at Amazon. This includes all four varieties of Good Day Chocolate For Kids, and is a great value if you want to try them all!



Chloe With Good Day Chocolate For Kids Probiotic
Chloe With Good Day Chocolate For Kdis Probiotic
Chloe With Good Day Chocolate Probiotic For Kids
Chloe With Good Day Chocolate Probiotic For Kids

Time for a giveaway! (CLOSED!!)

I have partnered up with Good Day Chocolate to bring you and your tinies a chocolatey Back To School giveaway! Good Day Chocolate makes candy-coated chocolate supplements for adults and kiddos of all moods and we’re giving away the chance to win a variety pack featuring Good Day Chocolate’s new line just for kiddos. You can throw your name in the hat and enter on my Instagram.

Find out more about Good Day Chocolate

Has this Good Day Chocolate Supplements For Kids review inspired you to give this product a whirl? Leave me a comment and let me know which Good Day Chocolate supplement for children you will be trying out!


If you enjoyed this post be sure to check out these others posts at Give It A Whirl Girl!


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Good Day Chocolate Supplement REVIEW – Make Your Day A Good Day – Tried It Out Tuesday

I am a self-confessed chocolate addict. There! I said it and it is true. Chocolate not only tastes great but if you are eating the right type of chocolate, there are some wonderful health benefits to it. Good Day Chocolate is a brand I have been curious about for quite some time. I am a huge fan for life now for the Good Day Chocolate supplement. I received a variety pack to review and I have nothing but good words to say about this line of chocolate. Read on! I have a good feeling that after reading this you will want to give ’em a whirl! Keep reading my Good Day Chocolate review to find out more about his tasty supplement and how it can benefit you.

Good Day Chocolate Supplement comes in 5 varieties
Good Day Chocolate Supplement

Standard Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for a review. All opinions stated here are my own.

 

My Good Day Chocolate Review

 

About Good Day Chocolate Supplement

Good Day Chocolate only uses Fair-Trade certified chocolate in their supplements. It is also vegan-friendly and does not contain any dairy. Their products are not organic but they do promise that they only source premium, Non-GMO ingredients for their products. The coloring on the candy shells is also nothing to worry about because they only use natural coloring to dye the shell (example: green is spirulina). If you are wondering about calories, the candies are about 60-70 calories per 4 piece serving which is not too shabby.

The Good Day Chocolate Supplements - 6 varieties of different suppelments
The Good Day Chocolate Supplements – 6 varieties of different supplements

Good Day Chocolate Energy Supplement

I often feel sluggish in the day and need some kind of a pick-me-up to kick my butt in gear. The first Good Day Chocolate supplement that I decided to try was the energy pack. My first impression when I took my first taste was, “WOWZA! These are fantastic!” It was around 5pm and I am pretty bold when it comes to caffeine so I decided to try out the entire pack. The box claims that 8 of these candies will have me “jumping Jupiter”. They certainly did perk me up! I do not recommend eating the whole box if you are sensitive to caffeine. Please just take it nice and slow! There are 20mg of caffeine per piece. For reference, 1 cup of coffee contains approximately 95 mg of caffeine.

I often go to bed early so I can be an early riser and get my fitness in for the day. I wanted to stay up late, though, to watch Doctor Pimple Popper. Good Day Chocolate did not let me down. The show was over at 11 pm and I made it through the entire show without any jitters. I just felt good and I felt alive. I also had no problems whatsoever falling asleep. It was just good, clean fuel for my body.


Energy - Good Day Chocolate
Energy – Good Day Chocolate

Good Day Chocolate Calm Stress & Anxiety Relief Supplement

The Good Day Chocolate Calm pack is great for those that experience anxiety. The main ingredient in this chocolate is l-theanine. This chocolate has a nice, calming effect. Two chocolates will have the “chill pill” effect, 4 will have you “feeling fine”, 6 is “hello mellow”, and 8 will have you “maxin & relaxin”. The calm pack is also great for winding down in the evening.



Calm – Good Day Chocolate supplement

Good Day Chocolate Turmeric Supplement

The next Good Day Chocolate supplement that I tried out was the turmeric pack. Each box has 800mg of turmeric. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, is full of antioxidants, and it is also known to boost brain function. So this would be great for post-workout.


Turmeric supplement - Good Day Chocolate
Turmeric supplement – Good Day Chocolate

Good Day Chocolate Probiotic Supplement

The Good Day Chocolate Probiotic Supplement is great when you need some balance in your gut. Each box contains 8 billion CFUs (colony forming units). I felt pretty regular after taking a small dose of these for a few days.

Probiotics supplement by Good Day Chocolate
Probiotics supplement by Good Day Chocolate


Good Day Chocolate Vitamin D3 Supplement

Good Day Chocolate Vitamin D3 Supplement is like eating the sunshine! My doctor told me that I was deficient in Vitamin D earlier this year and I am on a 4000 IU dose. Each chocolate contains 1000 IU (international units) of Vitamin D3. So for me, I needed to eat 4 pieces of chocolate instead of my two tablets that I take at night-time. Vitamin D is helpful for mood, bone health (helps calcium absorption), and immunity.


Good Day Chocolate Vitamin D supplement
Good Day Chocolate Vitamin D supplement

Good Day Chocolate Sleep Supplement

I really enjoyed the Good Day Chocolate Sleep Supplement to help me combat my ongoing issue with insomnia. Each piece contains 1mg melatonin and they suggest taking this supplement 30-60 minutes before bedtime. These worked like a charm for me! Good Day Chocolate suggests starting small with this supplement and slowly work your way up to more if you feel that you need more. For me, a 4mg dose was my sweet spot.


Sleep supplement from Good Day Chocolate is very effective!
Sleep supplement from Good Day Chocolate is very effective!
How many Good Day Chocolate Sleep Supplements to take
How many Good Day Chocolate Sleep Supplements to take
Supplement facts for Good Day Chocolate Sleep
Supplement facts for Good Day Chocolate Sleep

Good Day Chocolate Supplements For Children

Good Day Chocolate also has a line of supplements for your little one! I did not get a chance to have my daughter review these products but I will be placing an order soon so she can try these out. There is a multivitamin, probiotic, sleep, and calm supplement. If you are interested in trying all of them with your child they do offer a variety pack. The current price for a variety pack is $12 on Amazon.


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You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 


Which supplement will you be giving a whirl now that you read my Good Day Chocolate review? Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

 

 


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DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional and this post is not to be taken as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor if you have questions/concerns about starting a new supplement.

 

 

 

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