Flipbox on NBC!

Flipbox on NBC!

The day I got the call from my friend Kathy saying “The girls from NBC 6 In the Mix want you to be on the show and share FLIPBOX!” my jaw dropped I was so excited I started to shake. This food blog and FLIPBOX is reaching people and people want to learn more- YES! I quickly did what I had to do to book my flight and head to Miami to film the show. Here’s the full clip!

A few posts ago I shared my story and how I started FLIPBOX. This blog and FlipBox are my passion project. Eating healthy can be simple and FUN and we can share it with our kids and encourage them to share it with their families as well – this is how it starts and I am living proof of that.

For those of you who are new to the site here are some fun facts about Flipbox:

FlipBox is a kid-friendly, DIY baking kit company started by my husband Joe and I last year. We are a Brooklyn-based family on a mission to make baking HEALTHY, easy and fun.
Each FlipBox includes an easy to follow recipe card, with pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients plus mini baking supplies

On the blog, we share easy to follow recipe flips and want to do the same with Flipbox. Eating healthy shouldn’t be stressful or complicated. Instead, it should be easy and fun! We promise, ordering FlipBox and making these sweet treats with your kids will not only be a great time, but a perfect way to teach them the importance of healthy food that is also made with love!

We are certain you will love FlipBox and encourage you to give it a try. We hope you enjoyed the clip and would love to hear your feedback so please keep in touch and help us spread the word by tagging #ourflipsidelife and #flipbox on social media.

The best way to be a part of OurFlipSideLife is to join the mailing list and to celebrate our first TV appearance we are offering 10% off all orders of FlipBox. Just fill out the form below and enjoy a 10% off code (applied at check out) plus other fun news, discounts and recipe flips!

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

Instagram Posts

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

Get 10% off your first order of FlipBox when you sign up for our mailing list!

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Contact Us   |   Updated January 2018

This Is My Journey!

This Is My Journey!

I realized that some of you might not know why I started this blog or why I started our company, FLIPBOX. So today I’m going to take a break from sharing recipe FLIPS to share a little bit about me, my journey and how this all came about. Please take a moment to read it through and if you feel it resonates with you or someone you know feel free to share it.

This was me 3 1/2 years ago. A new mom, new life, unhealthy and totally lost.

 

Before pregnancy, my life consisted of long work hours, strenuous gym classes (that had me slimmer and more fit), juice cleanses, happy hours in the city and teeny tiny blue dresses! Then I met Joe, fell in love and life took us on an unexpected roller coaster of adventures and new beginnings.

One of those new beginnings? A baby! Nine months + 80lbs later, Carolina was born. We uprooted our life from Manhattan to Brooklyn to begin our new chapter as a family of three. Joe was quickly back at work, leaving me alone with a newborn and no manual. I was overwhelmed and scared.  I spent most days alone with Caro, fighting the baby blues while trying to get my life back to “normal”. I was trying to make sense of my emotions and I did that by overeating. I was picking up unhealthy eating habits that weren’t making me feel better.

I realized I had two choices- dwell on being overweight and unhappy or make a lifestyle change. I chose happiness – and that meant changing my lifestyle, beginning with my eating habits. I knew that this kind of change and behavior started with me, and if I wanted to set an example for my daughter and my family I had to change.

Inspired by healthy food blogs, cookbooks, and cooking class, I changed my diet, began to exercise again and the weight started to come off. Shortly after I started the blog as an outlet. I also picked up some self-help books and learned to use meditation to calm my anxiety. I gradually made small changes to my life that I knew would work for me. Everyone’s journey is different; but, it always begins with baby steps.

 

 

 

 

Fast forward to my NEW normal, which is still a work in progress. Joe, Caro, the blog, and FLIPBOX make up this new chapter of my life and my heart is full. I went from not setting foot in the kitchen to cooking and sharing healthy meals that are both delicious and time-efficient for busy families like us.

I also developed a kid-friendly dessert kit, FLIPBOX, that encourages families to come together and bake something yummy, fun, and healthy.

I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist; I’m a mom on a mission to make healthy eating easier and fun for families! 

I’ll be honest, it was not easy for me to share these photos, but I did it because I want other mamas to know they are not alone. Look around you- there are mamas right next to you fighting that good fight, and trying to be the best version of themselves. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. Life changes, but with change come different opportunities to be better and to be wiser! One thing I’ve learned so far on this crazy journey of growth and self-discovery is to follow your passion. When you do what you love, doors will open organically and your soul will be fed.  Live in gratitude. Take a minute to say ‘thank you’ to that higher power and spread gratitude to others. Lastly, pay it forward. Help others along the way.

Oh, and that teeny tiny blue dress? I finally took it out of my closet and donated it. It’s a size 2 which isn’t my size. I’m a HEALTHY and HAPPY size 8 and I am Loving it. Here’s to loving who we are at every stage in life and living our truth!

Karla

 

 

 

 

 

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

Instagram Posts

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

Get 10% off your first order of FlipBox when you sign up for our mailing list!

Featured On:

OurFlipSideLife™ 2018

Contact Us   |   Updated January 2018

FlipBox on San Antonio Live

FlipBox on San Antonio Live

A few weeks back, I received an email from Jada Pickett, a Professional Nanny and on-air Childcare specialist based in San Antonio, TX. Jada loved the idea of FLIPBOX and asked if she could feature our product on a television segment she does for San Antonio Live, a daily variety and feature show in Texas.

I immediately jumped at the opportunity and mailed Jada a FlipBox. Of course, the box took FOREVER to get to her and I thought I had missed the deadline. The lovely, Jada, pushed filming to a later date and patiently waited for our product to arrive. As you could imagine my anxiety levels were high thinking I had missed our first opportunity to share FlipBox on TV. A few days later, the box arrived and Jada filmed the segment. Phew!

Click here to see the full episode 

When Joe and I had the idea to create FlipBox, we never thought it would get to where it is in such a short time. Maybe it’s because we believe in the importance of promoting healthy eating and have poured our hearts into every single detail that goes into developing/promoting this product?! Whatever it is, we’ll take it!

It’s AWESOME! to see others excited about FLIPBOX and because of that, we’re offering 15% off your first online purchase by using promo code BACKTOSCHOOL at check out. For direct access to our online store click HERE.

Hope you guys enjoy FLIPBOX as much as we do and look forward to seeing pictures of your precious #MiniBakers. Make sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @OurFlipSideLife!

 

 Jada is a Texas-based Professional Nanny, LifeStyle Blogger and on-air Childcare specialist! Jada helps share valuable products and resources that make life less stressful and more enjoyable! Learn more by following her blog  Strollers N Confetti 

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

Instagram Posts

Featured On:

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Contact Us   |   Updated January 2018