Bolthouse Farms Review!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Boy do I have a treat for you! The kind folks over at Bolthouse Farms teamed up with us and gave us a few goodies to try! And in case you don’t know who Bolthouse Farms is, here is a little backstory. Bolthouse Farms, founded 1915 in Grant, Michigan, is a vertically integrated farm company specializing in refrigerated beverages. It is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley and headquartered in Bakersfield, California.


Now for what we all have been waiting for, what did we get?! Bolthouse Farms graciously let us try three of their amazing products: 2 drinks and 1 dressing: Mocha Cappuccino, Chocolate Protein Plus, and Cilantro Avocado! All three of these incredible flavors made us wanting more and we highly recommend you go out and try some of the Bolthouse Products if you haven’t already! Since we are both are always on the go, Josh in law school and me at work, these shakes helped us with an on the go alternative for breakfast! Also, the dressing was a great light and flavorful addition to add to our lunch and dinner salads and veggies! With this said,  we are going to dive deeper into each product and tell you what we liked most about each one!

Mocha Cappuccino Shake


As avid slushi drinkers and ice lovers, we did not have to worry about mixing or making something out of this yummy protein shake! It was perfectly delicious exactly how it was. This shake is made up of pure Arabica coffee, premium cocoa and protein, and goes down so smooth with a hint of chocolaty goodness but not at all the chalky taste that most shakes give off. It also has no preservatives added, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, it is gluten free, and low fat! It comes it two sizes: 15.2oz and 32oz. and is only 160 calories.Who wouldn’t want to try this yummy and healthy shake on the go for a fast breakfast or snack?!

Protein Plus (Chocolate) Shake


Up next we tried the yummy Chocolate Protein Plus! This drink is the ideal drink for before or after a hardcore cardio driven and muscle building workout! Though this shake is thicker than the previous one we tried due to its intense protein intake, Mocha Cappuccino, it still does not taste chalky and goes down like a cold chocolate milkshake on a sunny summer day. This shake has 30 to 64 grams of protein depending on the size you get, 21 vitamins and minerals and really helps repair those muscles after that intense workout you did today! It also has no artificial flavors, it is high in Vitamin C, is a great source of Fiber, High in Calcium and High in Vitamins A, C, and E. You can also get this is the 15.2oz and 32oz sizes. So what are you waiting for?! Get your workout on and grab this chocolate baby to crave your sweet tooth and replenish your proteins.

Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing


And last but certainly not least we tried the mouth-watering Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing! This stuff is award winning right to the core! This has just enough kick of both flavors, Cilantro and Avacado, adding a creamy mix with Cotija cheese and yogurt to make the ultimate dressing of your dreams. We tried this on our salad, carrots, cucumbers, and any veggie we got our hand on for a fresh, delightful taste with a kick. This is also a healthy alternative to Ranch Dressing since it is yogurt based and not buttermilk like ranch is. This dressing is only 40 Calories and also has no preservatives added, is Gluten Free, has no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. This is only available at the moment in a 14oz size. But hey look on the bright side, you can go back for seconds and thirds with how light this is!

Now get out there and try these products!! Tell us what your favorite Bolthouse Farms product is and why?! Also, let us know which products you would like us to try next!

Special thanks to Bolthouse Farms for giving us this phenomenal opportunity and sponsorship! We hope to do more collaborations in the future!

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-Lexie & Josh P.


This WAS Us, Watching This IS Us last night, Mind blowing ending! (no spoilers)


Last night was the premier to the critically acclaimed, highly anticipated NBC original, This Is Us, and what a phenomenal job they did at capturing our hearts and making us all fans day one to the point of now investing all our time in upcoming episodes. Thanks NBC for taking away my Tuesday nights, but it is so worth it!


If you haven’t seen the show yet, what the heck are you waiting for?! I will even spare you the Google search and give you the link to watch the first episode here: ThisIsUsNBCFirstEpisode Let me graciously  give you a synopsis of what the series is about in hopes of peaking your interest and making you a huge fan as I am.

This Is Us - Season Pilot

THIS IS US — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

This Is Us is about a group of people born on the same day, including Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Ventimiglia), a married couple expecting triplets in Pittsburgh, and Kevin (Hartley), a handsome television actor growing bored of his fly bachelor lifestyle. That is all you get, now go watch it! But seriously, this show tugged at all my emotions at one time from the start to finish. What I absolutely love about the show is the fact that you can find yourself in one of the main characters. All the situations could and has happened in real life making the show more relatable for everyone to enjoy and say to themselves, “That was me!”

But enough about what the show is about, lets take a moment to talk about that twist ending that NO ONE saw coming.rs_1024x759-160920103514-1024-this-is-us-8-ch-092016 LIKE WHOA! For those of you who did watch the show like true fans should, you know exactly where I’m going with this.
For those of you who still kept scrolling along and reading this blog post without hitting that link above to get caught up on this intense situation of a twist in the show, WHY HAVEN’T YOU YET?! Seriously, GO WATCH IT NOW!!! But, with that being said, I will not spoil it for you but will say my two cents to those of you who are on the same page and in the same book as I am with the show.

So back to what I was saying, THE ENDING WAS FIRE!!!! Who would have thought such a twist would have been presented to us. Side note: Throughout all the trailers, advertising/marketing, NOT ONCE have they showed us what happened last night! When watching all the trailers and keeping up to date with the show and counting down the days till its premiere, I even wondered how cool it was they all were turning 36, and it made me wounder why, but I was NOT PREPARED for the plot twist of events of last nights episode!!

This Is Us - Season Pilot

THIS IS US — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz as Kate, Justin Hartley as Kevin — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Let me know in the comments below how you guys felt! Literally, all the emotions came out at the end and I kept shouting NO NO NO ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!???? while crying and jumping up and down with excitement, wishing the next episode was already out! I’m sure my husband thought I was crazy but that isn’t the point right now! NBC truly brought me back to the MUST SEE TV era with this show! Who agrees?!  I am ecstatic about the season and can’t wait to see what other twist are upon us!

To the creators, producers, directors, cast, marketing, advertising, PR, everyone who was involved in creating this master piece of a show that I am 100% positive will win many accolades. Thank you for not only making a show that we all can truly relate to as fans, but also for blowing our minds and keeping us on our feet in the deep story line and characters lives.

What shows are you watching this fall and what other shows should I watch and review?! Let me know in the comments below or by tweeting me!

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-Lexie P.

Fast & Furious 7 Layer Dip! (Foodie Post)

Time for some tips in the kitchen for you college, master, and doctoral students who want an easy meal that is low costing and fast for your busy schedules! Today, my husband made us a fast and delicious 7 layer dip for dinner and I wanted to share with you guys the yummy recipe to help you out! Here is what you need to get started:




  1. Cook ground beef for about 6 to 7 minutes and season to your liking and place at the bottom of a deep serving dish.
  2. Heat up the can of refried beans for about 2 to 3 minutes then spread the refried beans on top of the cooked ground beef in the deep serving dish.
  3.  Spread sour cream over refried beans.
  4. Top with layers of cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, onions, olives or whatever quenches your palate.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

13936649_1737387076529154_872103302_nVoila! Now that is tasty!! I hope you all find this dish helpful and take many photos and send them to me to see the final dish! Comment below if you would like us to do more fun and fast meals like this one!

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The Beginning: Alabama Law Student Wife’s Memoir

Welcome the Alabama School of Law Class of 2019!! #RollTide! 



Josh is the 5th one in on the right side, front row! 


So you  might be thinking why have I been MIA for the past couple of weeks and what is up with the title of this blog post?! Well, ladies and gentlemen life happened basically and boy has it been a fast transition and turn around! I won’t go into all the details about everything on this post since the title is for me to tell you about Josh and our law school journey in Alabama, but I will give you some snippets of what is going on and do more detailed post later!


On July 17, 2016 Joshua W. Polk and I, Alexis A. Jones, got married and became Mr. & Mrs. Polk! Leading up to the wedding were many late night planning sessions, arts and crafts, and some packing getting ready for this huge step in our lives. As you can see above the wedding was phenomenal and I am so blessed to have married my best friend and soulmate! 13942727_1736352979965897_1406367619_nFYI, I did not know where the honeymoon was until the night of the wedding because I told Josh I wanted it to be a surprise!
He planned everything and then told me where we were going that night! He took us to the Great Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was amazing and I loved finally getting a chance to relax from all the wedding planning and  packing for our big move to Tuscaloosa, Alabama! 

Once we got back from the honeymoon, we had exactly one week to pack up everything and do last minute errands. Josh and are are so blessed for all of those around us for all the help, prayers, and encouragement as we got ready to move and even once we moved to Tuscaloosa. On August 1, we made the move to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to start our next chapter in our lives. Though there were many times I just wanted to lay on the floor and cry, we made it through with the grace of God and momma Polk’s guidance and help the first two days we got here. I knew I was in Tuscaloosa as soon as we went to the Walmart and there were cases of cokes on the wall that spelled out “Roll Tide.” I looked and Josh and said we are home!


Since Monday we have been trying to get settled in by organizing our apartment and get things straight for our stay here. On our journey, we came to a halt when we found out that we needed to set up the gas to be able to use the stove and hot water. I called on Tuesday to get that setup but when they sent someone out the next day, they informed us that we had a leak somewhere and that we would need to get that fixed first before we can have the gas turned back on. In my head I’m thinking, “my husband starts Law School orientation tomorrow (Thursday) and I won’t have a stove to provide him with a hot meal or hot water to relax him once he is home.” The next day our maintenance for our apartment complex came out to find and fix the leak, in which they did but another dilemma occurred, the gas company does not do same day repairs. Meaning after I called them to tell them that our complex had fixed the issue that same day, they told me it won’t be until Friday for them to come back out to test it and possibly turn on the gas. Though I was very upset and getting agitated, I kept praying and unpacking boxes one by one to help with releasing the stress. I also turned on some music and danced around the house because, Why Not?! Today, thank God, they came back and tested everything and turned on the gas for us. I’m sure the guy who turned it on thought I was crazy when I was jumping for joy!! So tonight we can finally have a hot meal! 

13900911_1736352766632585_1793167487_nFor those of you who do not know, Josh got accepted to the University of Alabama Law School class of 2019. This week we began the journey with orientation, which started on Thursday. Today was a fun day at Law School because everyone got to dress up and show off their School Pride, meaning the college colors where they studied their undergraduate paths. Josh looked so handsome and cute so I had to, of course, take a photo since I am obsessed with photography and more so Instagram. I always tell him how hot and sexy he looks so he has been doing this sexy facial expression every time I take photos. I must admit I get chills when I see him everyday :P! What a hottie. Also, did I mention I have the best Hubby in the whole world?! Last night we took a night stroll to the Law School to see how far it is walking distance and he wanted to show me the building. On our way there he saw an area that had a lot of electric post and turned to me and said, “Love did you want to try to get your Pikachu?!” I love Pokemon and have been playing PokemonGo, not as much as I want to since moving and all but I try to play when I can. I had told Josh before that maybe a Pikachu would be near electric spots and I was so thrilled to hear him say that to me because I wasn’t even thinking about it, I was just enjoying the walk and talk with him. Unfortunately, I still need a Pikachu but we did find two Eevee’s which made my night since I didn’t have that one! #Goals

Now that I have gas I am going to cook a 13900675_1736352963299232_959575810_nnice dinner for my Law Student for tonight. With that said I should get off and plan what I will be cooking! I will be doing a post a week for all of you who would like to know what it is like to be married to a Law Student. I will also be posting many photos on my Instagram and will try to make a few videos depending on time considering I start my new job on Monday! If you would like to stay up to date  with the latest blog post, please follow our blog also make sure to follow us on Twitter- @ItsWhatIMint Personal Accounts- @LexieJPR &@OffendWithClass Subscribe to our Youtube- WhatIMint and Like us on Facebook- WhatIMint for updates and more! Comment below of what you would like to see us write about or vlog about and you might just get featured in one of our blogs!

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-Lexie P.



Cinnabon Better Call Saul #SaulSelfie Winner!!

Hello peeps! Many of you are probably wondering why the title of this blog is talking about an awesome delicious treat, with a great show and winner in the title. Well, think no more! Ladies and gentleman, you are looking at the winner of the #SaulSelfie contest presented by AMC and Cinnabon!!


Cinnabon is my #BonBae and new best friend! We have a great friendship and I am constantly tweeting them and they are constantly tweeting me back as well! As a Public Relations professional, I commend Cinnabon on engaging with their fan base on a personal level and making sure that everyone is satisfied and happy on a daily basis. Not only does the official account follow me, but CEO Kat Cole does as well. Every time I tweet or just say good morning to check in they like and respond. Cinnabon also does a #SweetTalk chat every Tuesday of the week where they ask different cool questions to their audience on Twitter catering to current events, holidays, and more! So if you are free on Tuesday at 12 p.m. make sure to join them and talk about some pretty sweet things. They always directly ask me to join in for these chats, which make me feel as if I was there and a part of the Cinnabon family for life. I truly give it to you guys for marketing and presenting the brand so well on social media outlets. Make sure to follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more sweetness.


Let me give you a little background on how this even started to happen and what being the winner consist of for the #SaulSelfie Competition! Cinnabon held a social media competition from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016 and partnered up with AMC’s show Better Call Saul to tweet a photo of yourself at a Cinnabon location with the hashtag #SaulSelfie for one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Each tweet had to include #SaulSelfie. The photo for the tweet had to be taken at a Cinnabon location in the US and include a selfie with the Better Call Saul (“Gene”) standee.


Now that you know the rules of what I had to do to become a winner, let me tell you what I won! I was the Grand Prize winner of: a year’s supply of Cinnapacks (1 Cinnapack per month for 12 consecutive months) and a three (3) day/two (2) night trip for a guest and myself to Albuquerque, NM. The trip includes round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) from the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence within the continental U.S. to Albuquerque, NM, two (2) nights hotel accommodations at the hotel of the Sponsor’s choice (double occupancy), ground transportation from airport/hotel to/from event (provided by vendor of Sponsor’s choice) and attendance at a Better Call Saul event on location in New Mexico (date and location to be determined but in no event later than Spring 2017) (“Trip”). Maximum Retail Value of Grand Prize: $2,200.00. The actual value of a Trip depends on airfare price from Grand Prize winner’s residence or departure city and travel dates. Grand Prize Trip must be completed by May 30, 2017.


I WON!!!! And I am extremely excited and thankful for this opportunity and truly would like to thank Cinnabon, AMC, and Better Call Saul for giving me the trip of a lifetime!!! I cannot wait to travel and document my experience!


Which brings me to today! I received my year supply of Cinnabon gift today in the mail and boy am I one happy camper!! I can’t wait to share with you guys our journey to New Mexico as well as our years supply of Cinnabon craziness right here on our blog and youtube as it happens!! So make sure to follow us on Twitter- @ItsWhatIMint Personal Accounts- @LexieJPR & @OffendWithClass Subscribe to our Youtube- WhatIMint and Like us on Facebook- WhatIMint for updates and more! Comment below of what you would like to see us write about or vlog about and you might just get featured in one of our blogs!

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Lexie J.


A Touch of Mink With a Simple Smile and Pass of a Note (2 Year Anniversary)



Alexis profile photo when we met

Two years ago today I was sitting in my French class, looking at the time on my iPad since it was nearing the end of class and happened to stare off in the distance of the hallway. There was always another class that would occupy our classroom after we left so I didn’t ever pay attention what class it was, just knew when we finished to rush out for them to come in. As I was again glaring in the distance a guy caught my eye. He was taller than me, had a handsome face, and adorable smile that gripped my heartstrings. The stare turned into a quick look and turn. I nodded my head and smiled back to him as he did to me.


Josh profile photo when we met

This was it, I was developing feelings for someone I did not know and did not imagine happening outside of my French class. I had a crush on a mysterious stranger. My teacher said class was over so I immediately left not saying a word to this charming guy but only looking back as he went into his class and thinking to myself of how cute he was. When I got home I laid on my bed looking up at the ceiling wishing I knew his name or something about him, all I knew is that he took a class after me and seemed to be really sweet. When my roommate came home I told her all about my slight encounter and she thought it was the cutest thing in the world and wanted to know who this Mr. Mysterious was. I told her I was too shy to even find out and that I got butterflies just thinking about his smile. With that said, my roommate had me on a mission to talk to my crush that I did not expect to be on.

A few smirks and classes later, I finally got up the courage to write him an old school note. It was simple, sweet, and straight to the point.


First Date!

As I sat through class pacing my mind of how this was going down, I kept getting nervous by the second. I told one of my good friends who sat behind me about him and told her that I wanted to give him a note today just to say hello and maybe get his name. She thought it was the cutest situation and wanted in on it. My teacher again said it was the end of class and there he was standing outside of class like every other day talking to some friends and I couldn’t get myself together to do it.


First photo we took!

I crumpled the piece of paper in my hand and left the class. I stopped by my roommates work and told her what happened and she told me if I really wanted to get to know him I would go back and wait for when his class is out. So I thought this would be a better plan and decided to do just that. I told her thanks and gathered up my things and went straight to his class.When I got there, there was only his teacher and two students in the class. I was going to just leave at this point but instead decided to see if any of them knew of this mysterious guy. I asked them about him trying to explain to them the best I could of how he looked etc. His teacher said he knew who I was talking about and that he had just left. I said thank you and rushed down the stairs in hopes to find him. I was unlucky.


Second date!

Two weeks later I was in French class telling my friend behind me how I had not luck so far finding out who he was. She told me to write the note I was going to give him and that she would help me out. This was it; it was actually going to happen today, I would find out his name and maybe more! I wrote the note saying hello in French and how cute I thought he was and for him to Facebook me with my name on it. I did not have a phone at the moment so this was as good as it was going to get and I prayed he didn’t think I was some weirdo trying to stalk him. My teacher said class was over, and there he was standing in the hallway as usual but this time, I would get to finally get to know him. I went into the hallway, pointed him out to my friend and she took my note from me and told him that it was from the girl in the hallway. I waved and quickly left the building since I felt very sick and nervous that he now knew my name and that I might would know his name soon as well. I went home and told my roommate that it was done, that the note had been given to him and now I must wait.


First silly photo!

She was so happy for me and excited and just as I told her I doubt he adds me on Facebook, I had a new friend request from someone I didn’t know! I clicked the profile and there he was the guy of my dreams, the one who smiled at me it was him and his name was Joshua Polk. I accepted his request and immediately sent him a message telling him thank you for adding me. We proceeded into a lengthy conversation about life, where we were from, what are beliefs were, our passions, our hobbies, and so on and so forth. The next time I went to class I actually hugged him after my class and said hello. It was nice to actually speak to him for once though I was still very shy and nervous. We kept messaging each other till one day he asked me if I would like to hang out and get a coffee with him in Starbucks. And of course I said yes googooed eyed and all, looking at the screen screaming in my room yay!


First 5K together!

We went to have our nice little coffee date and talked for hours, and in that moment, I knew he was the one, he made me laugh and smile uncontrollably, and I never felt the way I felt looking at him and just being in his presence. After we were finished he walked me back home which is something that you don’t catch many guys doing especially now. It was very sweet and he was a true gentleman. I gave him a hug and peck on the cheek and called it a night. In the next coming weeks we hung out so much. We listened to music, watched movies, took long walks around campus, got caught in the rain, worked out together and just did random fun things. And then came the day he asked me the question.

10530739_1545581742376356_7976696756570313876_nI worked at our on-campus Starbucks and this particular day was going to be longer than most. I remember it like it was yesterday. We entered the library and I had a few minutes to spare. With my heart racing I asked him if he would go to the second floor with me for a moment, he said sure. I took him around the corner near the computer lab, told him how I really enjoyed our time together and how I really liked him, gave him a kiss on the cheek and waited. His facial expression was priceless. He looked so cute and smiled and said he liked me too. We walked down to my job and I went to put my book bag away. When I came out he told me he needed to ask me something. He then asked me to be his girlfriend, and my response, “What do I say?”


First Dance!

His response, “Yes” My response, “Can I tell you an answer later?” My heart was beating so hard and fast with joy and excitement I truly did not know what to say, and later ended up being eight hours later almost. At the end of my shift, there he was sitting outside of the doors on the bench in front of Starbucks waiting for me to walk me home. My whole shift I was excited to tell him yes but couldn’t get out the words at the moment. We proceeded to walk towards the middle of campus to the fountain where I finally said to him, “Oh, you were waiting for an answer right? Yes, I would be honored to be your girlfriend!” We hugged and the rest is history.


First Spring Break!

Find someone who wants to love you so much, the one who plans and imagines their future with you, I found my someone and it is you. I still remember the feeling I felt when I first started talking to you, you made my heart flutter and skip a beat and my soul felt warm with joy every time you spoke and held my hand. I always think of you before I fall asleep, the words you said, the things we laughed about, the silent moments we share and how blessed


First time at the beach together!

I am to have such an amazing boyfriend. You’re the reason behind my smile, my small giggles throughout the day at moments I remember your jokes or tickle fights. You’re my motivation and inspiration to keep going and be the best I can be at what I do, and for that I am grateful even more than words can convey. It has been an honor to have spent 2 years together and I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Happy 2 year Anniversary to my handsome Prince Charming!! I love you with all my heart and I hope to share and cherish many more precious moments with you in the future. ❤


Thanks for sharing life with me! Besides, It’s What I Mint!

Lexie J. 

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