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Make a Natural Difference *Giveaway closed*

This “Make a Natural Difference” post is sponsored by Smucker’s.


Smucker’s, Laura Scudder’s, and Adams Natural Peanut Butters have teamed up with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to kick-off the “Make a Natural Difference” campaign. Through the America’s Great Waters Program, the NPCA protects the nation’s delicate water ecosystems that are critical to America’s national parks. From the Everglades to Olympic, Acadia to the Grand Canyon, water is central to the health of our national parks, driving regional economies and shaping land and sustaining daily life.

As a mother to a young family I love to explore our amazing country and take our kids on trips that I hope they will remember their entire lives.


The memories you make with your family while visiting and exploring are things you will never forget. My family and I took a month long trip this past summer and traveled through eleven different states! We wanted to give our children the experience of some of the great things about our Country, and along the way teaching them about caring for our earth and things we can do to keep these monuments here for their kids and grand kids to enjoy.

mount rushmore

grand canyon

4 corners

while on vacation there were a few things we kept with us in the trailer at all times and Peanut Butter was one of them!

Peanut butter is full of protein so it is great for a high energy snack. One peanut butter have switched to recently is  Smucker’s Natural peanut Butter. I like that  Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter contains just two simple ingredients- peanuts and salt (1% or less of salt).


One of the snacks I found easy to have while traveling is Peanut Butter and Jelly Poppers.



  • 1/2 cup Smucker’s® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Smucker’s® Low Sugar™ Reduced Sugar Apricot Preserves
  • 1/4 cup Smucker’s® Low Sugar™ Reduced Sugar Sweet Orange Marmalade
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons minced dried apricots
  • 1 cup low fat granola without raisins


  1. COMBINE peanut butter, preserves, cinnamon and minced dried apricots in a small bowl.
  2. MEASURE the mixture by rounded half teaspoonful. Form into balls; roll in granola and place in candy-sized paper cups. Refrigerate until serving.




You can get these recipes and more at You may also want to Visit the Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter website as well as the Smucker’s Facebook page or Adams Facebook page for more product information, nutritional information, and more recipe ideas.

If you want to give it a try, visit the Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Facebook page so you can download a $1 off coupon and find tips on how to make a natural difference.



ONE winner will receive one awesome Make a natural Difference Prize Pack:

  • $150 Visa Gift Card
  • 3 Jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Products
  • Natural PB Stirrer
  • Eco-Friendly Tote
  • Silicone Snack Containers
  • reusable water Bottle



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About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 15,12, 6 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

95 Responses to “Make a Natural Difference *Giveaway closed*”

  1. Eloise C says:

    We love to go camping together..hanging out in the outdoors, bonfires, and hot dogs over the fire. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


  2. Noreen says:

    Run 5Ks and tennis

  3. Amanda Wilmering says:

    We love going to the zoo or a park in the summer as a family! We have some great trails near our art museum as well.

  4. ale ol says:

    Going to church, to soccer games, the Y

  5. Tamara B. says:

    We to go to the beach together

  6. Sunday brunch, movie night, walk with dogs. I have fibro and he has arthritis, so our activities are limited.

  7. Sara K. says:

    With a 2 year old and a 4 year old, playing Candyland together seems to be the current favorite.

  8. Olivia Rubin says:

    My family is very supportive and always come out to cheer me on during a 5k.

  9. Michele Villano says:

    We do a ton of traveling for sports with the kids. PB & J are staples for our family when traveling.

  10. Cheryl F. says:

    We love to enjoy a good meal and watch movies together.

  11. Amy Orvin says:

    We love to play board games together.

  12. Merry says:

    We like going bowling and fishing

  13. ASHLEY N says:

    Our family’s favorite activity is bowling.

  14. Linda F says:

    We love to watch movies together

  15. Kenny F says:

    soccer games

  16. rebecca shockley says:

    We like to play cook dinner together

  17. Lisa Brown says:

    we like to hike together around the forest area where I live

  18. Allison Downes says:

    Going to the movies

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

  19. Elena says:

    we like traveling

  20. Mary Happymommy says:

    We like to play card games.

  21. Ellie W says:

    We play volleyball often. We’re lucky to have a field right behind us to play in.

  22. Pam Hoffman says:

    We love going to the beach together.

  23. Ashley Tucker says:

    We like to watch movies together

  24. Shabelli Martinez says:

    My family and I love going to Cuba and visit the other side of the family!! The kids love everything overthere they always have so much fun!

  25. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    we love watching sports together

  26. Thomas Murphy says:

    We like to go to the beach together.

  27. Tammy S says:

    We like to go rock hunting. We try to find rocks that can be cut and polished.

  28. JLin says:

    to the park

  29. courtney b says:

    we love to go to the zoo. or sometimes go a park or somewhere with nice scenery and take pics!

  30. Amy Pugmire says:

    we love to go to the park and take walks as a family.

  31. Eileen Richter says:

    in mild weather we love to go fishing and camping. In winter weather we mostly stay in and watch movies together, play cards or games:)

  32. Vera K says:

    We like to go hiking.

  33. Cynthia R says:

    we like to play card and board games after dinner, we get a great laugh out of it.

  34. Vunda V says:

    we like to go for hikes in our backyard!

  35. Danielle D says:

    Going for walks and sitting outside together

  36. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Family Enjoys Cooking Together!

  37. janetfaye says:

    We like to go for long walks together.

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  38. Danielle says:

    We love to watch movies together as a family in the family room w/ snacks – fun time. We also love going to the beach in the summertime.

  39. Claudia says:

    We like to ride our bikes together, go for walks, and go hiking, thank you!

  40. Lisa says:

    In the winter, we really like to have movie nights together – each member takes turns picking the movie

  41. Katherine says:

    watch movies

  42. Tara Liebing says:

    Me and my son love to go fishing. Of course it’s the most fun when we actually catch fish.

  43. meredith says:

    we love to go swimming

  44. Jenna D says:

    We like to go to the beach together during the summer.

  45. Bets says:

    We love to ski togother.

  46. Conor S. says:

    We love to go on walks to the park near our house.

  47. Wanda McHenry says:

    We like to play miniature golf!

  48. harolde says:

    We love to go running and biking together. We try to do it as much as possible.

  49. Heather Dawn says:

    We like to go Geocaching together!

  50. Cassandra Eastman says:

    We love to be outdoors… Our favorite activities to do together are swimming, camping and canoeing!

  51. Terry Maigi says:

    We love taking trips! Whether its a vacation to the beach or just a little weekend getaway

  52. LaTanya Coleman says:

    We love to fish.

  53. christine jessamine says:

    we love to go hiking and camping when the weather is good.

  54. Anne N. says:

    We like going to the beach.

  55. betsy says:

    going for walks

  56. Nannypanpan says:

    We like to go swimming at the pool or beach

  57. Sandra VanHoey says:

    We love spending time at the park, outdoors and camping, even if it is in the yard, bicycling and more

  58. Sarah Hall says:

    We love to go to the community pool and also to play cards together.

  59. Tabathia B says:

    We actually loving playing kickball together

  60. Betsy Barnes says:

    We love riding motorcycles together, I ride in my hubby’s sidecar and our son rides his Honda. We live near the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, which makes for great Sunday rides and great scenery 🙂

  61. Helen Rowland says:

    an activity we love to do together as a family is going biking

  62. Jamie Brigham says:

    We love going swimming together. We even have an indoor pool at a sports complex so when it’s Winter, like it is now we can still go together.

  63. D Schmidt says:

    An activity my family loves to do together is play soccer! My sons really enjoy running around chasing the ball.

  64. Sonya Morris says:

    Going for evening walks together.

  65. mrsshukra says:

    We love to dine together!

  66. June S. says:

    My hubby and I like to take long walks together when the weather is nice.

  67. Catherine says:

    We love walking to the local park. But it has been bitter cold lately so we have been playing board games.

  68. We LOVE hiking! And going to the beach, being outdoors, etc 😉

  69. Laura J says:

    Oh bowling for sure! We go a couple times a week and little Carter got his first bowling ball this Christmas at age 3! 🙂 He is so proud..just like daddy!

  70. Jen L says:

    We love to play outdoors!

  71. kathleen whitney says:

    Camping.Hiking and kayaking

  72. Susan Christy says:

    Bike riding, walking the dogs and going to the waterpark.

  73. sara haaf says:

    We love to go to the beach!

  74. latanya says:

    we like going bike riding

  75. rebecca norton says:

    in the summer we just love to be on the lake all together. the boat the water all of it

  76. rachel says:

    We love to go on long walks together.

  77. Daniel M says:

    hitting the beach in the summers

  78. Terri S. says:

    We love to go on long walks and explore nature. 🙂

  79. Terri S. says:

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  80. KellieT says:

    We love to spend a day out on the lake together!

  81. Gayle S says:

    My family loves to go camping. We spend our time hiking, fishing and going to the beach.

  82. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    We do Renaissance Faires, especially in the spring. We also like to go to street festivals and conventions.

  83. Tian A. says:

    We love cooking and baking together, thank you for the chance.

  84. Jennifer Marie says:

    We love riding bikes together.

  85. Kelly D says:

    We love to go on nature walks together.

  86. Barbara Montag says:

    We love using the Wii – Just Dance!
    Thank you.

  87. susan smoaks says:

    We love to go on walks in our neighborhood together. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  88. jennifer says:

    We are an extreme bicycle family!

  89. Lisa Gonzalez says:

    We like to sing together, while driving in the car, especially. Our little ones love music!! They usually make up the words but it’s still cute.

  90. Leidy says:

    We like to go to the park

  91. Kevin E says:

    We love going to amusements parks together

  92. Lisa L says:

    We enjoy hiking together

  93. trixx says:

    When the weather is nice, we like to go biking together

  94. Cheryl Free says:

    Thanks so much MommyMandy and Smuckers! I look forward to making a natural difference ☺

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