Friday Five: 5 Small, Good Things This Week #Giveaway

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme this week is “Theme Races.” Don’t hate me for this, but I’m not a fan of themed races. That’s putting it mildly. I’m happy that other people enjoy them and more power to them. Themed races are not for me. So… given the craziness this week, I give you…

5 Small, Good Things This Week

1. I professed my love of Polar Vanilla Seltzer on Instagram last week. I then realized that I could get 12 bottles delivered to my house for $9.99 with free shipping on my first order from [Get $15 off your first Boxed order with this link.] I know that my global footprint just increased twenty-fold and that my doorman may have a hernia, but this made me SO happy.


2. I received the mother lode of nut butter from PROBAR. Lauren and I were chatting about them on our awesome Grand Canyon hike and she sent their rep my way. Thanks, Lauren! I tried some at Expo West and they sent me a box with all of the flavors. I can’t wait to try them all. And don’t worry, I’ll share!

3. Binge reading / listening to the Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni. I accidentally bought book #3 on sale so I got all four. I’ve been binge reading/listening on Audible with Whispersync. Mystery books are my mind candy and these deliver.

So pretty!

4. It finally stopped raining in Chicago! The tulips outside of our apartment did not drowned or float away. Aren’t they pretty?

This is the Crosby seasonal pizza available through July 10!

5. I get to offer a lucky reader some FREE pizza! MOD pizza makes individual, artisan pizza “super fast” in over 20 states with more coming soon. On Tuesday, May 9th, MOD’s celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Day. MOD is offering free pizzas to all teachers, all day, at all locations to celebrate the incredible work teachers do in our communities. Not a teacher? I have a $25 gift card to send to one lucky reader. They have locations in (or coming soon to) 24 states. Here’s the directory. [Please check to make sure you can use it!]

Want to win?

  • Leave a comment telling me one small, good thing that happened to you this week.
  • Follow MOD Pizza on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and leave me a second comment telling me you did.

The winner is Shay! I’ll pick a winner using in order of comment on Friday, May 12. A winner will be selected and notified on May 13. Winner must be 18 years of age or older, a US resident and the offer is void where prohibited.

What small, good things did you notice this week?

Hope you have a great weekend! I’m hosting a couple of my closest friends for a “girl’s” weekend in Chicago. It isn’t Miami, but it will be fun. There’s nothing like old friends!

Please note: I was provided a gift card to check out MOD Pizza when they open in Roscoe Village and one to share. I was not otherwise compensated for this or any other items in this post. There are affiliate links in this post. I will receive a small commission if you use these links.




  1. Christopher Sorel says:

    my high school intern won a play station at a conference

  2. Christine says:

    I got to see my inlaws in Portland!

  3. Kimberly G says:

    I didn’t even know that ProBar made nut butters – I learn something new everyday!!

    Thanks for the heads up about – I will have to check out there website today. I love seltzer water, especially Polar and LaCroix!

  4. Georgette Coan says:

    Does that MOD pizza come in gluten-free?

  5. Georgette Coan says:

    A bunch of great new books were released this week. That was good. The rest of the week has been kind of not great.

  6. Georgette Coan says:

    I followed MOD on FB(Georgette Coan), Twitter (@LadyGDuran), and IG(duranieg).

  7. sarah n says:

    MOD pizza sounds so good but it’s not in my state. Sad.

  8. Jeffrey says:

    I ran an over 40 PR in the marathon!

  9. Amy Scott says:

    I’m kinda jealous of that nut butter haul, needless to say. I love the chocolate flavored nut butters from PB&Co and your post makes me want one like, now.

    We have a MOD pizza here! It’s pretty close to my house but I haven’t been. Those pizzas sure do look yummy and I like that I could top it with as many veggies as I want for one price.

  10. Amy Scott says:

    Also, I followed MOD Pizza on Facebook.

  11. jberry says:

    The large, white, formally domesticated, rabbit that wonders my neighborhood decided our yard was his new fav. Fingers crossed we have anything left in our garden when we returned next week.

  12. Looking for the seltzer today!

  13. Alyssa says:

    My coworker brought me a really funny Dove chocolate saying that made me laugh!

  14. I would love to try some nutbutter!
    I’m a teacher but sadly there is no MOD pizza near here.

    Thanks for linking up and enjoy your girls weekend!

  15. Bea Alexandra says:

    One great thing that happened this week is I was able to help a friend get her life back on track and look at the big picture!

  16. Bea Alexandra says:

    I follow MOD Pizza on twitter as Balexa622

  17. Kim Henrichs says:

    A customer brought in a box of Nothing Bundt Cake Bundtinis today!

  18. Kim Henrichs says:

    I follow MOD pizza on Facebook! (Kim Henrichs)

  19. Farrah says:

    hahaha, glad that you got to obtain your polar vanilla seltzer stockpile! That nut butter collection looks amaaazing! <3! Those tulips are really gorgeous! They planted a bunch around here and I've been loving the pops of color!

    That pizza looks all sorts of amazing!! One small good thing this week = getting to spend time with my fellow interns! We got to have dinner together this evening for the first time in over 1.5-2-ish months!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend! <3!

  20. Sadie B. says:

    Good thing this week – My work day was short on Friday and I got to hang out with my family!

  21. Sadie B. says:

    Follow @modpizza on twitter (via @Ohiocatfish)

  22. Lauren says:

    My son did well in his soccer game last week.

  23. Lauren says:

    I follow MOD on instagram. @limbylim

  24. I LOVE TRACY CROSSWHITE. Do the On the Fens series as well–it is in Britain, but you will like it if you like Tracy Crosswhite. I’m also just starting Alan Jacobsen (?) Karen Vail series (start with the 7th victim).
    Finally, you know me and pizza….

  25. vickie couturier says:

    got to spend time with my grandbabies that i havent seen in a while,love it so mjch

  26. vickie couturier says:

    I Followed MOD Pizza on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram vickie couturier @vickiecouturier

  27. I noticed most of our tulips are starting to wilt…that’s a bummer!

  28. Maryann D. says:

    I had a surprise birthday party for my husband and all my siblings were able to attend and nieces and nephews. It was a lovely day.

  29. barbg says:

    I won a pair of shoes from sole provisions this week, that was nice.

  30. barbg says:

    I followed your sponsor on instagram as bg19561818

  31. Caroline says:

    My friend visited from vermont!

  32. Love MOD! We just got one here recently!
    One good thing this week was my daughter was offered a job in the town where she is transferring for college this summer.

  33. I follow on Instagram. @whinelessbreathemore

  34. Liz Lew says:

    I ran the Indy Mini 500 and Flying Pig this weekend-

  35. […] $25 MOD Pizza Gift Card from Erica Finds – ends 5/11/17 […]

  36. Deb E says:

    Teacher Appreciation day and week coincides with Nurses Week and it’s not a small thing but appreciated the free articles and free continuing education articles and activities I’ve found last week and this week. It’s great to feel appreciated for what you do. I actually have a MOD pizza place within walking distance of me so hope I win! Thanks!

  37. Deb E says:

    I follow MOD Pizza on Facebook and Twitter, but don’t have Instagram.

  38. Nikki Nikki says:

    I was able to run
    I follow on twitter and if

  39. Nikki Nikki says:

    I was able to run
    I follow on twitter and ig

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