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Friday, February 27, 2009

Gorgeous Weather and Giveaways!!

If you live in New England, then I'm sure you will agree that we got a special treat today with the weather. I ran out of the office at lunch time for some errands and soaked up every second. It was sunny, breezy, and almost 60 degrees!!! (heat wave to what its been lately).

To start this SPRING day off right, I got something that always reminds me of warm weather...

Iced Coffee Beverages!A Treat: Iced Non Fat Caramel Macchiato with 1 pump vanilla (instead of the usual 3)...it's always such a mouthful but I'd rather get what I want :) This drink this morning brought me back to Miami! Don't know why, I've had this on many occasions, but Brian and I went to Miami a couple years ago and Starbucks was right across the street from the hotel and this one just brought me right back to that spot :)

Lunch was WF's salad bar...no pic of the lunch version, but I had leftovers for dinner!Veggies!! This was just 1 part of my dinner...I started with an app of mini roasted Gorgonzola crackers with melted sharp cheddar on top and 1 pickle
And a Mini Flat Out honey wheat wrap with BBQ sauce, red onion, and the extra sharp cheese...this was probably the sharpest cheddar I've ever had! I think it was 3 years aged Hard to tell from the pic but that's a mini wrap not the full size :)

Grapes!Little purple beauties
Ok ok ok...GIVEAWAY!!
So you know how I have been trying out the new Yoplait Yo-Plus yogurt...the Strawberry Flavor! I received a coupon for a free package of them as well as some other fun stuff...and now I can give THREE readers this fun package!!

This was definitely a transition for me. Before I found the wonderful world of Greek yogurt I used to eat the "Light" stuff...you know, no fat, fake sugar...etc... It tasted good! But then came Greek yogurt...Yogurt Heaven!! This really brought me away from "sweet" yogurts...even when I add sweet things to the Greek yogurt.

Now this Yo-Plus is Low Fat, and made with regular sugar (no fake crap). It was Great!! I think I treated it more like a dessert, but still, those little cups are perfect snack size! Like strawberry fro-yo but not frozen (obvi). Plus it contains 3 grams Fiber, 4 grams Protein, plus Probiotics AND Prebiotics!

Now onto the swag...
What could be inside??
A Cooler Tote Bag! Perfect for picnics since its insulated!Great Yoplait Water Bottle, plus a super cute little note book. This is like the perfect size to keep in your purse to jot down yummy food ideas, health goals, and eating habits. I carry one around because I come up with recipe/food ideas at the MOST random times :)
And of course a coupon to try out a free 4-pack of Yo-Plus yogurt in any flavor. This yogurt comes in 7 flavors: Strawberry, Vanilla, Cherry, Peach, Blackberry-Pomegranate, Cranberry-Raspberry, and their newest flavor Blueberry Acai!

Ok so I am new to the whole giveaway thing, so we'll just keep it simple:
  • Leave a comment
  • Link back if you have a blog
  • And I will randomly pick THREE lucky people at 9pm on Sunday Night (March 1).
Hope everyone has a great Saturday...Mom and I are off to the rental company to choose all the fun stuff: table linens, plates, place settings, flatware...etc. We get to set up mock tables and play with all the pieces!!

43 comments:

  1. Yayy for the warm weather! I want that exact starbucks beverage!

    Ok, so my lunch bag ripped today...its fate that I must enter this contest! So fun!

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  2. I love when it's finally warm enough for iced Starbucks! Not I definitely want one. ;)

    Great giveaway too. I love the YoPlus!

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  3. Love the giveaway! Tons of cute stuff...I will cross my fingers. I need to learn how to link your blog. Can you tell me how? Email or check out my blog itsawrapteacher.blogspot.com

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  4. Mmm your starbucks drink sounds great, glad you enjoyed!!

    I'd love to try some yogurt, and I'm all about a nice insulated tote!

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  5. Sounds like you have a fun wedding planning day ahead of you! It didn't get above freezing here today... I'm jealous of your warm weather!

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  6. That is so cute! I need a new lunch bag too! I can't link as I don't have a blog. :(

    Pick me! Pick me!

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  7. those grapes look soooooooo good! my starbucks orders always crack my mom up... like "Grande sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Soy and an Extra Shot" haha. great give away too :)

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  8. Awesome giveaway! I'll link back in my next post tomorrow :)

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  9. mini flat out wraps?!?! so cute - i have never heard of them! awesome giveaway! thanks so much for hosting it. I just linked back to our post my my last blog post! =)

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  10. AWESOME giveaway!
    that bag looks so cute ;]

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  11. Oh and I've also linked back!
    thanks for this giveaway!!!

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  12. Yum, that Starbucks looks good! Awesome giveaway, that yoplait bag is so cute!

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  13. That is some GOOD loot! I had to go back and re-read your post, at first I thought you were IN miami haha!

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  14. The weather WAS wonderful yesterday--I live in New England too :)
    I generally don't like yogurt too much--too tart (but I sweeten it on my own). However, I have tried the 2% Fage and loved it. Have not tried this particular kind you are giving away. Would love to try it...thanks for the giveaway!
    Kaye
    link to my blog
    http://kayevs.wordpress.com/

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  15. that stuff looks so cute!! great giveaway:)

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  16. I love the give-away goodies! I am a huge fan of yogurt and I'm always looking for those that don't have artificial sweeteners. This stuff looks delicious!

    Enjoy the weekend!

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  17. Such good stuff! That bag is so useful :)

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  18. I'm so glad it's real sugar. That other stuff is poison. And addicting.

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  19. YAY I love Yoplait! :)
    Consider me entered!

    Michelle

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  20. Yoplait makes great tasting yogurt! I'd love to win this prize. Thanks!

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  21. jealous of your weather!!
    HURRAY FOR GIVE AWAYS!

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  22. love starbucks :)

    your flat out pizza looks great too
    yay warm weather - im stick with possible snow tomorrow :\

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  23. oooh, pick me! this sounds great, i love trying new flavors of yogurt and the blueberry acai sounds yummy.

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  24. Hope you are still having a lovely weekend, dear Bridget!!

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  25. ooooh, those look tasty! I never win anything, but I'm linking back from my blog now!

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  26. fun giveaway -- i'll link back when i post later today!

    and ooooh all that melted cheese looks yummmmmmmmy :-)

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  27. oooh, i've never tried this before!!

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  28. Very cool - I'd love to try YoPlus!

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  29. I'd love to be entered in the contest :)

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  30. I hope its not to late to enter!! :)

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  31. yay i just read your post about extending this contest :) hopefully i'm not too late to enter, if i am, i understand!

    ill be linking later today :)

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  32. thanks for extending the giveaway!!

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  33. I always get one pump of vanilla as well....just enough sweetness! I am brand new to this, but I am going to try to figure out how to "link back"...not sure if this is too late for the giveaway?

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  34. I'd love to try the blueberry acai flavor!

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  35. Awesome giveaway! I love yogurt. I don't have a blog but I love reading this one and others like it. I would love to be entered!

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