Friday, July 17, 2009

Blogerversary Giveaway!!

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I’ve started this blog. I feel like it has grown so much since then, as it all began as just a simple diary to account with family and friends, all of the new and exciting endeavors that were taking place in my life. I quickly realized how much I loved to blog and began delving into the world of blog land.

After a year, I have met so many amazing people and gained countless insight and support. I can not thank you enough for sharing my experiences with me and for being such wonderful encouragements throughout my day-to-day.

So, in honor of this festivity, I am hosting a

Blogerversary Giveaway!

I tried to come up with something creative and enticing and this was the best I could do…. (which is pretty darn cool if you ask me). Since the blog is about me and my passion for healthy living, food and wellness, I thought that I would offer you all a few of my favorite things. One lucky winner will receive….

  • A copy of Self’s August edition
  • Annie’s Mac and Cheese
  • Zoe’s Granola
  • Kind Bars
  • Barney Butter Packets
  • A Jar of Chocolate PB2
  • Fruit Leathers
  • AND…..a special surprise Trader Joe’s item. (Oooo, what could it be?!?!)

So, how can you win these fabulous favorites of mine?

Simple…
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me some of your favorite things for one entry….
2. If you have a blog, link this giveaway to your page for a second entry (If you don’t have a blog, email me some of your favorite things)

Okay, so what are you waiting for? Contest ends Thursday, 7/23 at 11pm Eastern Time. I will announce the lucky winner on Friday, 7/24!!!

Good luck and thanks to everyone who has made SWYNTS (Say What You Need To Say) a successful year!

119 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I'd have to say my favorite things (foodwise) include sweet potatoes, almond butters, and ice cream! I'm a lurker, so I don't have a blog, but my email's stardust8529 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  2. Gret giveaway! Among the items you have in your great hamper, Zoe's granola is something I have been wanting to try for a while now!

    Other than that I guess Strawberries are my love!

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  3. Happy Blogiversary!!!! That's awesome. LOVE your celebration giveaway complete with Annie's Mac :)

    A few of my favorite things - hmmmm- I LOVE farmer's market's with fresh fruits and veggies, magazines and books and just about anything from TJ's.

    I'll add you to my pm post now!

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  4. hey danica led me to your blog! fun giveaway, i love apples+PB and greek yogurt+peaches. happy blogiversary!

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  5. i linked back! http://mealsandmoves.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/ill-trade-my-left-hand-to-have-my-sense-of-taste-back/

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  6. Great giveaway! I love Quorn Meatless Tenders, Greek Gods Nonfat Yogurt, and puffed kamut cereal. :D

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  7. I also linked back to you here on my blog.

    http://tastyhealthfood.blogspot.com/2009/07/arctic-zero-frozen-dessert.html

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  8. Hey there! Where to begin on what I love :) Fresh fruit (especially watermelon), kashi cereals, homemade granola...the list goes on and on! Congrats on a year of blogging

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  9. I love your blog.. AND PENNY!!

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  10. Happy one year anniversary to your blog! Haha. Hmm some of my fav things are TARGET, of course. And dark chocolate too! I've never had barney butter or zoe's granola! I do love Annies Mac, I'm curious about Barney butter because other bloggies love it and rave about it constantly...who knows?? Maybe I'll win!! *fingers crossed*

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  11. Happy Bloggiversary, and great giveaway :D Some of my favorite things: greek yogurt parfaits, pumpkin, huge salads, and my Garmin 305. Haha!

    I linked back, girlie: http://harpingonfitness.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-happened-to-july.html

    Have a great day!

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  12. Some of my favorite things?! GIVEAWAYS! Also, sweet potato fries, big ol' salads with lots of good stuff mixed in, and froyo with lots of toppings!

    Yay for your anniversary! Congrats! I hope I will be able to read a lot more!
    Thanks,
    Keri

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  13. PB2? I'd die to try that! I HAVE to enter! :)

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary, lady!

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  14. I love sweet potatoes, baking, and swimming!

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  15. awwwwww happy Blog birthday! Very exciting :) I love reading so please keep all the goodness coming ;) My favorite products right now are Naturally More PB, Mara Natha Almond Butter, Starbucks ;), and pretty much any fruit or veggie. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Congrats on one year!!

    Favorites for me are bananas, peanut butter, yogurt, cereal, cheese, and sweet potatoes...I'm a simple tastes girl ;)

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  17. My favorite thing is RUNNING! whether it's on the treadmill, at the beach on the sand, up the stairs, on the grass, anywhere! (wow, i sound like Dr. Seuss...)

    Lovin' the blog!

    Annabel

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  18. Hey girl just found your blog! Happy Blogiversary =))

    My favorite things are icecream, peanut butter, and salsa! not together of course =)

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  19. Some of my favorite things...dark chocolate, fresh fruits and veggies, raw almond butter, dark chocolate ;), YOU! :)

    I think at one point you were going to TJ's today - you better post a full recap of everything you got when you get back! (haha like I need any more excitement for my first trip!). :)

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  20. Family, books, coffee, froyo, warm summer nights, free flying runs, laughing so hard with friends...

    These are a few of my favorite things! (to the tune of Sound of Music!)

    Happy Blogiversary!!

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  21. and I'm also linking back to this in my next post today!

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  22. Ooh wow my favourite things? Peanut buttahhhhh, sweet potaotes, OATS, fage yogurt, polenta, mushrooms, ALL vegetables...

    I guess it's kinda hard to pick just one!

    I have linked back to you on my last post :)

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  23. What an awesome giveaway! I've never had Barney Butter or Chocolate PB2!
    Hmmm a few of my favorite things...
    -smiles on people's faces
    -laughing til my tummy hurts
    -frozen yogurt with my best friend
    -snuggling with my mommy
    -watching great movies and jumping in your seat when something crazy happens
    -dreams that make you wake up and wish you were asleep again
    -long walks when it's sunny but with a bit of chill
    -dancing til you cant dance no more
    -way too many delicious eats to name

    p.s. I'll link back in my next post

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  24. http://howimashpotato.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/a-how-i-mash-potato-novel/ The link is at the bottom of this post. I'm keeping all my limbs (fingers, toes, arms, legs...) crossed cos I've been DYING to try Barney Butter and PB2 for a million years!

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  25. Awesome giveaway. And...CONGRATS!!! One of my favorite things are Larabars. It's kind of an obsession really.

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  26. Mmm....some of my favorite things...as far as food...I love Worthington Stripples (vegetarian bacon)...and I love Trader Joe's yummy honey greek yogurt!

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  27. Happy Blogerversary! LOL. I hope the mystery TJ item is my absolute fav thing there... poppy seed dressing!!! :D

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  28. Happy Blogerversary! :-)

    I do not have a blog, but some of my favorite things are caramalized onion hummus, red curry, Gala apples, and PopChips.
    I would love to try PB2!

    Take care!

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  29. happy blogerversary!!! how exciting and a huge accomplishment!
    my favorite foods are sweet potatoes + puffins cereal!!!

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  30. Congrats on your blogerversary!

    My favorite food finds include Clif builder bars, barney butter, and nutiva hemp shakes. Yum.

    Great giveaway! I haven't tried most of these items.

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  31. I linked back!

    http://whoiamuncovering.blogspot.com/

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  32. yogurt, QUAKER OATS SQUARES go lean crunch, and shredded spoonfuls. AND RIPE PEACHES!

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  33. My favorite thing (as of now) are Kashi Soft Baked TLC Bars. They taste like Fig Newtons, yum yum yum

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  34. Happy Blogaversary!! Great giveaway :) Actually it contains one of my favorite things...Self Magazine! Hehe. I also love chocolate, yogurt, and sunshine :)

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  35. I just realized I never posted my link back to your contest last night.

    Here you go.

    http://danicasdaily.blogspot.com/2009/07/dinner-inspired-by-my-readers.html

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  36. MMMMM...some of my favorite things...FROYO,berries, sweet potatoes, bike rides, Keva Juice, My puppies, blogging, shopping, the doughy brown bread at the cheesecake factory, Amy's Pizzas.....I think I'll stop there! haha! Great Giveaway!

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  37. Happy Blogerversary and I surely linked back...
    http://nutritiousisdelicious.blogspot.com/2009/07/peanut-butter-sorbet.html

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  38. how is this the first time i've found your blog?! it's awesome!

    please tell me your blog title is reference to John Mayer?! ah, i love you already!

    thanks so much for the amazing giveaway girlie :) I added you to my blog roll! Can't wait to continue reading :) <3

    xo, Jenny

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  39. I also linked back your giveaway here:

    http://peanutbutterandjennys.blogspot.com/2009/07/coming-clean.html

    happy bloggiversary :)! xo

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  40. Congrats on 1 year!

    My favorite things....
    -Eggplant
    -Whole Foods
    -Trader Joe's
    -Sunrises
    -Asics running shoes
    -Carrot cake

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  41. Love your giveaway goodies! I adore nut butters of all kinds, bananas, strawberries and greek yogurt :)

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  42. I've just recently started LOVING fruits and veggies. They complete my meals!

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  43. I love skippy natural crunchy peanut butter. It rules and needs no stiring. I also love full fat cheddar cheese, it is so yummy. Congrats on your blogerversary.

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  44. My favourite things include, broccoli, nut butters, chocolate and so much more, haha!!

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  45. No blog :( But a few favorites are super dark chocolate, nut butters, broad beans, and oatbran :)

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  46. My favorite thing is peanut butter and co's peanut butter!

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  47. I am in love with berries, sweet potatoes, any vegetable really, watermelon, papaya, and veggie sushi!

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  48. Yay for one year of blogging! :)

    Looks like some wonderful favorites ... I love that mac n cheese is one of your favs, that's great! haha

    Some of my favorite things food/fitness wise are fitness magazines (specifically Oxygen and Muscle Fitness Hers), fresh fruit, pb, brown rice, hmm, the list could go on so I'll stop now ...

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, friend! : )

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  49. wooo! great give-away. Some of my favorite foodie things include SALSA, SALSA, SALSA, my homemade carob almond butter, Globakery products such has mini 1 bite walnut brownies, blueberry-banana mini loaf, fruit platters and any nut butters! woo!

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  50. My favorite things are easily Z-Bars and PB&co. peanut butter

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  51. Some of my favorite things let's see almond butter, mojo bars, greek yogurt I could go on all day but will stop there.

    wonderful giveaway by the way.

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  52. Oh yay, I still have time to join!
    Fav things? Kabocha, oats, nuts, cheese, notebooks, cute adorable fuzzy items, cool colored pens, my macbook (my baby!), my camera!

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  53. I blogged and linked

    http://ericarunning.blogspot.com/2009/07/great-giveaways-this-week-719.html

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  54. My favorite things: homemade peanut butter, dove chocolate, balance bars, white macadamia luna bars, hot pink recovery socks :) You're linked to my post today!

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  55. PS your blogverssary comes just a month after mine.. I did a similar giveaway! http://nannersbread.blogspot.com/2009/06/oprahs-giveaway.html

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  56. Happy BlogIversarry!! my favorite foods..hmmm deffinately any fresh fruits, I love them all, but my favorite all time food is sweat potatoes :) yum soo good!

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  57. Great giveaway! My favorite healthy snacks are almond butter on whole grain toast, sweet potato fries with spicy sweet chili sauce, and apple flaxseed pecan muffins! As far as "things" go, I have to have my Runner's World and Bycycling Magazine subscriptions!

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  58. Some of my favorite things are good coffee, peanut butter, and last but not least... chocolate!

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  59. some of my favorite things would be fresh fruit, veggies, almond butter, lattes, peanut butter and hemp ice cream!

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  60. Hmm..Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, flat-outs, and almond butter!

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  61. My favorite things (some of them at least!) are sweet potatoes, yoga, and nut butters. Thanks so much for this giveaway!
    <3 jess

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  62. I linked back too!

    http://havefaith4ever.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/not-feeling-so-hot/

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  63. I love love LOVE your blog! I literally sit here for like an hour reading over old entries! Im such a loser! :)

    And two of my faaavorite things would have to be huge salads and my home made greek pizza!

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  64. I just found your blog via Kath's blog and I must say that I am so glad I did. I will now be a regular reader, and lucky for me...I found it just in time for a giveaway. Wahoo! My favorite foods are cottage cheese, grapes, pita bread, strawberry jam, strawberries, bananas, oatmeal raisin cookies, vitamuffins, and anything chocolate!

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  65. Happy Blogerversary!!

    Some of my favorite things would be oats, spinach, bananas, almond butter, and kabocha squash :)

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  66. Happy Blogiversary hon and yay for a giveaway!

    Um, am I pathetic for loving those fruit leathers in your giveaway as one of my favorite things?!

    Let's see, what else?

    super dark chocolate
    super roasted coffee
    french baguettes
    pain au chocolate
    all things pastry

    wait...was I supposed to list healthy things?

    ;)

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  67. Aww. This is incredibly nice of you.
    Btw, Happy Bloggerversary!!
    Some of my favorite things are:
    *Fried Squash (I just realized I like it and now can't get enough)
    *singing :]
    *I've also recently found out that I LOVE cooking!
    jerricapuck@yahoo.com

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  68. Love the giveaway!!

    Some of my favorite things are:

    TJ's hummus
    Dark chocolate
    Vita Muffins

    blw_22@yahoo.com

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  69. Some of my favorite things... almonds, avocados, oats, carrots, dates, bakery bread, BANANAS, tea... umm Indian food lol

    Lauren, your idea for a giveaway is so sweet! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I have yet to read your latest post :D

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  70. Just found your blog through a link! I love finding new blogs! Congrats on your blogeversary! My favorite foodies are... whole grain flakes (really crunchy cornflakes), dried fruits, all kinds of fresh fruits (cherries, apricots, mango, peaches, nectarines, melons... all of them!) and chocolate. But I love so many foods so it's really hard to only mention a few! I'll link back to this post in my next post!

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  71. Happy one year blogiversary! Your giveaway looks great! I would have to say some of my favorites would have to be lara bars, fresh fruits and veggies and bananas. I can never get enough bananas :)

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  72. happy one year!!! that's awesome :) My favorite things are:
    fresh summer fruits

    roasted crunchy almond butter

    laying in my hammock

    reading books until I can't keep my eyes open anymore

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  73. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Some of my favorite things are dark chocolate, mighty maple PB, puffins, and a fresh fruit salad! :)

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  74. Some of my favorite foods: almond butter, dark chocolate, all kinds of melon and of course the Green Monster that has become so popular.

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  75. AWESOME!!! I would Loooove the Chocolate PB2 - I have been eyeing it at the grocery store for months :)

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  76. Awesome giveaway, and congrats on your one-year! That's so cool :-)

    Some of my favorite things are Dark Chocolate peanut butter, avocados, smoothies, and raw granola bars.
    I'll do a link-back tonight.

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  77. steamed vegetables! i know, weird right?
    id love to try the pb2!
    emily
    leavesareyummy@ix.netcom.com

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  78. i linked back here for you!

    http://branappetit.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/anxiously-excited/

    I'm so glad I found your blog :)

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  79. I love vintage ricrac, twizzlers, crunchy peanut butter, mushroom pizza, Workbook magazines from the 40s and 50s, and Corgis!

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  80. happy blogiversary! this is my first time reading your blog and i'm glad i stumbled on it :)

    some of my favorite things: nut butter, honey bunches of oats, fruit, tea, broccoli, greek yogurt, the beach, chocolate, cinnamon, music, running...
    this list can go on and on!

    can't wait to read more!

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  81. I have soooo many but right now i'm obsessed with tj crunchy raw almond butter, strawberries, and kabocha....(not all together:)-monica
    rideit4@comcast.net
    HAPPY BV!!

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  82. Great giveaway! Some of my favorite things: Fage 2%, natural peanut butter, fresh produce, and frozen yogurt.

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  83. Fun! Great giveaway! My favorite things are dried and fresh fruit...whatever is in season!

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  84. My favorite thing is fro yo!! SO many different kinds to try!

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  85. wohoo yaa i wanna win :) love SELF, your goodies, and zoe's granola is bomb!

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  86. Awesome giveaway, happy blogiversary! :)Annie's Mac and Zoe's both rock!!

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  87. Love this giveaway theme and have loved reading everyone's favorites! These are a few of my favorite things (cue music):
    -Fresh mango salsa
    -Hummus-crusted sea bass
    -Sea salt and pepper cashews
    -Popcorn and hot sauce (don't knock it til ya try it.. it's amazing, I swear!)
    -Vanilla fro-yo eaten with an almond butter spoon
    -Discovering a new favorite good-for-you food
    -The motivation that a new pair of running sneakers or an updated iTunes can induce
    -Finding out that there are people equally as infatuated with food and fitness as I am!

    --Don't have a blog (yet), but love yours and am thinking of starting one in the very near future!

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  88. linked back :) http://eatolive-notlivetoeat.blogspot.com/2009/07/still-learning.html

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  89. love the giveaway, love fruit, love zoe, love fruits and veggies, love yoga, love running, love ice cream, love friends, love life!

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  90. nice giveaway! My fav is chocolate. It is a food group in my opinion, haha. Esp Reeses. mmmm Healthy, huh? :)

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  91. My favorite food is chocolate, oh, and strawberries.

    Happy Blogaversary!

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  92. Happy Blogerversary!!

    Amazing giveaway! Some of my favorite (can't live without) things include: peanut butter, bananas, cereal, yogurt (plain, Greek, love 'em all!), and hummus+salsa!!

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  93. great giveaway! i'd have to say some of my favorite things are almond butter, carrot cake, peanut butter, greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, granola, and chocolate!

    mstav517 at yahoo dot com

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  94. Some of my favorite foodie things are raw almond butter & honey roasted peanut butter, blueberry pancakes, frozen yogurt, bananas, and goat cheese. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I don't have a a blog, so my e-mail is lisa.gilson@tufts.edu.

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  95. Things I love... so many!

    Ice cream, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, coffee, chocolate, cereal... Everything, really!

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  96. My most favorite two things are crunchy peanut butter and any kind of cheese!

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  97. I am so glad I found your blog. You have been added to my Google Reader :)
    My favorite thing are Quorn "chicken" cutlets. They can replace baked chicken breasts in a ton of recipes.
    I would love to win this giveaway. There aren't Trader Joes anywhere around here!

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  98. Happy blogiversary!

    A few of my favourite (food) things right now are: fresh raspberries, mashed potatoes, pecans, dark chocolate, spinach, and garlic.

    A few of my other favourite things are: hiking, swimming, knitting, and reading.

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  99. I just discovered your blog and love it already! Your give away looks awesome :)

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  100. My favorite things include PB puffins, sweet potatoes, greek yogurt and much much more!

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  101. Here is my link back:

    http://theskinnyplate.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/probars/

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  102. A few of my favorites at the moment:
    -Trader Joe's 3 layer humus!
    -Lots of grapes after a long run (so refreshing!)
    -Mini veggie sandwiches for a snack :)

    Sweet giveaway!
    <3
    Mel

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  103. Love your blog, it's so cute!
    Some of my favorites include:
    -White Chocolate Macadamia Luna Bars
    -Alternative Baking Co. Colossal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
    -Carrots and Hummus (really any kind will do!)

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  104. oh, and here's my link back: http://catchingbananas.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-tried-to-be-chill-but-youre-so-hot.html

    thanks :)

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  105. sweet potatoes, nut butters, & white chocolate = AMAZING

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  106. Ooo...easy, sweet potato's with cajun spice, beets (roasted raw what evs, avacado sammies, Spin class!, haagendaz 5....

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  107. Wow, thanks for the great giveaway! My all-time favorite things are my family, my boyfriend and my pets. But when it comes to food, my favorites are Healthy Choice Fudge Bars, Boca Burgers, frozen bananas, Roll-Up wraps, Edy's Light ice cream and chocolate!

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  108. some of my favorite things are beachs, greek yogurt, peanut butter, fruit, huge yummy salads. this is a great giveaway!

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  109. i have put your give away in my blog.

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  110. I found your blog through someone else's - it is sweet!

    A few of my favorite things... creamy peanut butter on hot toast, ripe watermelon, and how I feel after a long run :)

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  111. happy anniversary!

    Some of my favorite things are
    Low fat & Carb Granola
    Fat Free Natural Yogurt
    Frozen Berries & Spicy food
    :)

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  112. I hope you do another giveaway soon..I missed this one but would love to see all the goodies again! Good luck to you, your blog is doing great.

    -Sylvia
    Antique Jewelry

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