Archive for the ‘Giveaways’ Category

Treat Yourself: Goldplaited & Lush Nuts Reviews (+ giveaway!)

October 9, 2013 at 5:47 am

I had the opportunity to get glammed up with a blowout and make up application at Goldplaited – a new finishing salon in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area. Goldplaited is the brainchild of Mary Alice Strong (Mal) and her sister. They say: “We are Mal & Co: sisters, friends and first time entrepreneurs. We merged our love of blow outs, makeup and complimentary champagne to bring goldplaited finishing…

Blogger Challenges and Garden of Life Raw Protein Giveaway

October 3, 2013 at 5:42 am

The winner has been selected for the Garden of Life RAW giveaway! Thank you for your interest. Keep up with Garden of Life on Facebook or Twitter for specials! Fall has arrived but the weather in Chicago is still more like summer. That said, I have seen a bunch of blogger challenges that my friends are hosting to improve health and well being this fall.…

3rd Quarter Running Round Up + CEP Compression Giveaway

September 30, 2013 at 6:04 am

I always say that I am more of a “blogging runner” than a running blogger. I do like to write about running, races and tips/tricks for running but that is not enough to call this a running blog. That said, like I did in Q1 and Q2, here is my running recap of the third quarter of 2013. Races run this Q– 12! 4 more half marathons (yup, that…

Start the Day Right! On-the-Go Breakfast Reviews + Giveaways

September 24, 2013 at 5:46 am

As I have said before, eating healthy on the go can be a big challenge – especially for breakfast. And now since I am eliminating gluten, eggs and dairy for the short term, healthy “on-the-go” breakfasts (well any breakfast for that matter) can be a challenge. I found two really great options recently. Even better, I have some giveaways so you can enter to win some, too!…

Liz Lovely is Lovely AND Delicious! Review + Giveaway!

September 19, 2013 at 5:35 am

When I started my elimination diet 64 days ago (who is counting?), I vowed not to search for gluten free, egg free, dairy free (onion and bean free, too) “junk” food. I am pretty proud of myself, because I have been eating and enjoying whole foods, summer produce, nuts, nut butters and awesome all natural energy bars. I feel great and have even lost a few…

Fall Style Tips from DAR + an Awesome Neesh by DAR Giveaway!

September 16, 2013 at 6:44 am

Please note: The winner was selected for the Marius Jacket giveaway. Subscribe to the Neesh by DAR newsletter on their site for updates and special promotions! In August, I met Denise and Shira from Neesh by DAR, a Chicago women-owned fashion label that has been on the scene, but below the radar, for the last 20 years! As a reminder, Denise was a textiles professor teaching knitwear design at…

On the Road Often? You Need an Ohyo Bottle (Review+Giveaway)

September 12, 2013 at 5:40 am

I love to travel and I love products that make being on the road easier. So, I was delighted to receive an Ohyo bottle for review. What is an Ohyo bottle? It is a “collapsabottle” (collapsible water bottle) that’s easy to take anywhere. When it is empty it “squishes” down to about 2 1/2 inches high. When you are ready to use it, you can extend it (think…