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Sunday Ramblings

1. I’m practicing my cookie baking for The First Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! I just signed up for this fun holiday cookie swap (send 3 dozen cookies to 3 different bloggers and receive 3 dozen from different bloggers back). Yup, I can’t wait. I’m in the process of deciding which cookies I am going to be making…

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011

(I mean I just HAD to make another batch of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever to test them…)

2. I can’t believe at 4:45PM today the sky looked like this:

It takes me weeks to get used to Daylight Savings! (I’ve been ready for bed since 7:30…and have been in my PJs since 5).

3. In preparation for Q’s arrival in 3 weeks I’ve vowed to eat better, work out more and clean the heck out of my room. It took the majority of the day, but I successfully packed 3 bags of goodies for donations and now my closet looks like this:

(This is the after photo, the before one would have made you wince)

4. Going with that “work out more” philosophy, I am attempting to do the 1oo Push-Up Training Program. It’s a 6 week mini-challenge which has you practicing push-ups for 30 minutes a week based on your fitness level. I’ve never been great at push-ups and thought I would try it out…I’ll keep you posted how it goes.


5. Is it weird that I’m still wearing ghost socks a week after Halloween? (I obviously vote no).

6. And finally, the random winner of the Lollihop Giveaway is… Ellen Gibbons! Send me your address and I’ll get your delivery all set up!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We just made risotto for dinner and I’m really excited to post that recipe up this week!


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Lollihop Giveaway!

Hello Thursday, how quickly you are upon us! I am really excited today because I get to give away one of my newest indulgences: a Lollihop box!

Lollihop boxes are similar to the Tasting Boxes I always rave about. They each cost around $20 per month including shipping, but where Foodzie provides samples of interesting products (healthy or not), Lollihop creates boxes geared towards healthy living. Their boxes are filled with tons of healthy, organic, and nutritious snacks.

When I first read about Lollihop, I was hesitant to sign up since I was already signed up for a monthly “treat” box from Foodzie, but I was also intrigued since the focus on this box was geared more towards health, which is always a good thing.

When my first box was delivered, I was blown away. There are 3 times as many snacks in this box than I have ever received in my Foodzie one. My box came with a huge variety in goodies (dried fruit, chips, bars, teas, even hand sanitizer) that all went along with the monthly theme (November’s was “Immunity”). I am beyond impressed with their product!

And now, the best part… I am giving away a one month membership to Lollihop to one lucky winner! What do you have to do to enter?

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite snack is by Sunday, November 6th at 9:00PM PST when I will pick a random winner! It is as easy as that. Good luck!


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Fall Foodzie Box + A Giveaway!

My mom and I signed up for the Tasting Box in May and have been loving our monthly boxes filled with gourmet goodies ever since. The Tasting Box is a monthly subscription service where every month the site sends you a mix of their artisan products in single-size servings. The box costs $20 a month including shipping and if you decide to purchase a full size version of any of the items that you tried in the box, you get a discount and free shipping (great deal). This month’s Fall Harvest themed Foodzie box just arrived:

In this box we got sea salted pumpkin seeds, apple juice, pumpkin spice caramels, two mini maple syrups, persimmon and kumquat fruit leathers, and an apple cinnamon bar. So far we have tried the apple cinnamon bar and the caramels. The bar was a little too healthy for me, but my dad gobbled it up. On the other hand, the pumpkin spice caramels are more my style… melt in your mouth good. I love these Foodzie boxes because they send me items I may not normally buy (apple juice), they have me eat outside my usual (very small) list of snacks, and  they always pleasantly surprise me with new foods I end up liking.

(I didn’t have a good pic for a “giveaway,” so Shelby will have to do)

Since I love my Tasting Boxes and Foodzie so much, I am going to be giving away a $20 gift certificate to that can be used on a Tasting Box or anything else from the site (they have some great products). All you have to do is leave a comment (about anything) on this post by Thursday, October 20th at 11:00PM PST and I will pick a random winner on Friday. This giveaway is sponsored by ME because I want to share the Foodzie love and say thank you to my loyal readers.


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