Archive for the ‘Giveaways’ Category

Guest Post: How to Look Your Best for Your Holiday Photos!

November 26, 2013 at 6:59 am

While I am away, I am getting a little help from my friends! Pam Lagger is a great friend who happens to be an awesome Chicago photographer who specializes in babies, children and family. Pam has a great eye and a very laid back, fun style. She puts everyone at ease and takes great pictures to cherish long after the kids grow up! Pam has some great…

Giving Thanks And Thankful Giveaway

November 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

The husband and I often vacation on Thankgiving. This year we are in Nicaragua. Last year, I won a trip in the Passports with Purpose raffle for a 3 night stay at Jicaro Lodge near Granada, Nicaragua. It is a 9 room (casita) resort on a private island. Sound amazing? I won’t lie, it is! The facility is so nice, but the amazing service and…

Enter to Win Healthy Snacks and Awesome Skout Trailbars + More

November 19, 2013 at 6:52 am

In August, I reviewed Yumvelope. Yumvelope delivers (at least) six full size, small batch, natural artisan products in a padded envelope each month for $21.  I gave Yumvelope a big thumbs up. And, like another fave subscription box, Love with Food, Yumvelope gives a meal to a hungry person for every package purchased. A win win! Sam sent me an email to let me know that there is a Yumvelope giveaway going on. On…

Another New Finds’ Fave: Manna Organics Bakery Review+Giveaway

November 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Last week I mentioned that when I moved to Chicago, it did not seem like the bastion of health to me. I never expected to find healthy, creative, organic foods. In the past seven years, things have changed. Now, I feel like I am finding new local businesses all of the time that promote healthy eating and wellness. Last week I wrote about Red Wall Kitchen…

Guilty Pleasure Alert: Get Up and Go Caffeinated Brownie Review & Giveaway!

November 6, 2013 at 7:13 am

So, I have been giving away lots of awesome, healthy snacks, energy bars and foods lately. Don’t worry, I plan to keep at it! But, when I was contacted by Chris from Get Up and Go, I could not resist giving his caffeinated, fudgy brownie a try. Get Up and Go was  founded in 2012 by two University of Michigan graduates. They make caffeinated baked goods such…

More Awesome + Good For You Energy Bars: GoMacro Macrobar Giveaway!

October 30, 2013 at 8:01 am

When I was doing my elimination diet, I tried not eat too many packaged foods. I did raid the energy bar section in Whole Foods and try some new (to me) bars that were gluten free, dairy free, egg free and all natural.  I tried a  Sunny Uplift – Cherries + Berries Bar and a Protein Paradise – Cashew Caramel bar from GoMacro and I was hooked. I…

Guest Post: Need Motivation to Run This Winter? Join a Group (+ Winter Run Giveaways)

October 29, 2013 at 6:54 am

The weather is changing, and as winter and the holidays come, it can be tough to stay motivated to stick with your running – especially here in Chicago! My friend, running coach, Sara Larsen recommends joining a group. Here’s why: “It’s tough to get out from under the warm covers in the morning, it’s tough to get motivated about your progress with an extra ten pounds…