Always Look on the Bright Side of Life {Sponsored Post & Giveaway}

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The bright side of life – what does that mean to you? For some, including my fiancé, it may conjure up a certain Monty Python song (thanks, honey, for getting that song stuck in my head for 3 days). While that song is performed in a tongue-in-cheek manner, it has a good point: there’s a silver lining to almost every situation. I’ve been a glass-half-full gal my whole life, and I honestly subscribe to this optimistic viewpoint. I believe things happen for a reason and there is something positive about most things that happen in life, even if it’s not readily apparent.

Even if you have a hard time finding the silver lining, I’m sure there are many things in your life that help you look on the bright side. Whether it’s your family, your health, love, or even those cute shoes you scored on sale (no judgement here), there are so many things to be thankful for and make you appreciate life. For me, it’s a lot of things: my loving fiancé, supportive friends & family, adorable niece and nephews, being healthy and fit, the many amazing experiences and adventures I’ve had so far in life, having this awesome blog as a fun creative outlet…I could go on – I have a very lucky, blessed life. I spent some time going through my Facebook photos and picked out a few to share that represent many of the things that make me look on the bright side:

Another thing that makes me happy and look on the bright side of life is good food. (Is anyone surprised by that? ;)) Popsicles are one of those feel-good foods; they evoke feelings of carefree summertime, childhood, pool time…happy memories. I love making my own pops, but I’m always on the lookout for quick, healthy alternatives for when life gets too busy. Fruttare offered me some of their frozen fruit bars to try out, and I have to admit I was skeptical at first. I checked out the nutrition panel and was pleasantly surprised to find the fruit bars clocked in at 60 calories, 11 grams of sugar, and only a handful of ingredients. Once I bit into my first Fruttare, a mango bar, I was sold – it had a soft, almost chewy texture (not at all icy), and tasted just like it should: flavorful, sweet mango. I tried strawberry too and had a similar experience with a soft bar that tasted like fresh strawberries.

I love that these bars are filled with fruit and taste just like it. They also have a variety of fruit & milk bars, which look delicious too. Even more fun, Fruttare is all about looking at the bright side of life and celebrating the little things. On their website they say “It’s not the destination; it’s the journey. It’s about making memories, new adventures, staying connected…making the most of every moment…it’s all how you look at things.” It may sound a little cliché, but that really resonates with me. Lucky for you, Fruttare wants to share the joy of biting into the bright side with their fruit bars, and 6 of you will win a free box of them to try out for yourselves! These are sold all over the world in lots of grocery stores, so if you don’t win, you can still go out and try them.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

27 Responses to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life {Sponsored Post & Giveaway}”
  1. Annie writes:

    I think this is where I am supposed to answer the question, ” what makes me look on the bright side of life?” Here.
    It’s simple! Baking things that friends and family thoroughly enjoy!
    That’s what it means to me!!

  2. Stephanie Nuccitelli writes:

    Hi Annie, don’t forget to use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the post to enter. Leaving a comment is 1 way to enter, but you have to confirm you did this in the widget. Let me know if you’re having any problems entering.

  3. Venetrise writes:

    I would love the try the strawberry and milk flavor.

  4. Stephanie @ Life Tastes Like Food writes:

    Yum, the peach and milk flavor sounds awesome! And I do really love the saying “It’s not the destination; it’s the journey.” So true! I love that we have our blogs as hobbies and have become friends through them! :)
    Stephanie @ Life Tastes Like Food recently posted Bruschetta and The Little Things

  5. Jeanette B writes:

    Wow, I think I’d have to try that lovely Coconut & Milk flavor first!
    When I start getting down about a situation I’m dealing with, I stop myself and remember all the things and people I have been blessed to have in my life and it never fails to make me look on the bright side!

  6. Merm writes:

    The strawberries and milk looks delicious!

  7. Betsy Hartmann writes:

    I would love to try the Mango flavor.
    Spending time with my Corgi, Harley, makes me look on the bright side of life!

  8. Mei writes:

    The peach and milk one seems good.

  9. Kath writes:

    The peach and milk sounds so good! Simply being with my honey and cooking and baking with love for him.

  10. Nancy A. writes:

    They all sound really good, but I would first try the coconut, then banana! What makes me happy in life is all the beautiful nature around us and hearing children laugh and having a good time!!

  11. Charolette Dingley writes:

    Banana sounds wonderful!! I look on the bright side of life because I am a cancer survivor and I am nearing my 1 year since surgery date. I am grateful for every day!

  12. Connie writes:

    Sounds like Summer on a stick!

  13. Julia writes:

    Flavors: I’d have to say Coconut & Milk purely for flavor but Mango for flavor and calories.

    Bright Side: my kids and husband are healthy and taken care of; and I have the luxury of pursuing my passions.
    Julia recently posted Today’s Workout: 5 minutes x 9 rounds (& news)

  14. Gina writes:

    Oh my- I would definitely start with the coconut.

    Bright side- we have been blessed with so many things this year. New jobs, relocation to a place we love- so thankful.
    Gina recently posted Drawing with Light Tutorial – Project 52 Week 28

  15. Lee writes:

    Mango or Banana I can’t choose. My bright side is knowing that there are people out in the world worse off than me.

  16. Susan Broughton writes:

    Banana or Lime sounds really good to me.

  17. Susan Broughton writes:

    I think that Banana or coconut sounds really good!

  18. Gina Guthrie writes:


  19. kesha writes:

    I would like to try the Strawberry and Cream and my daughter makes me look at the bright side of life

  20. Susan writes:

    Just give me the fruit!!!! :P

  21. latanya writes:

    the strawberry and milk sounds good

  22. latanya writes:

    spending time with my family makes my life bright

  23. Ellen@BakeItWithBooze writes:

    I would love to try mango!
    And, all I have to do is bake something and life just seem much more bright! :)
    Ellen@BakeItWithBooze recently posted Bambi’s Apricot Pie with Amaretto

  24. David writes:

    I want to try the coconut and miulk because it is such a unique flavor.

  25. Alh1203 writes:

    Strawberry sounds yummy! To stay positive I spend some extra time playing with my daughter.

  26. candace writes:

    I have had the coconut and milk and LOVE them, but I would love to try mango!

    I always try to look at the bright side… when i need something positive, i cook a meal or cake that will brighten others day as well

  27. Lauren writes:

    I am torn between wanting to try the mango and the banana & milk! YUMMM!!!!!

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