Monday, July 18, 2011

So Many Exciting Things (GIVEAWAY)

I have a very exciting post to brighten up your Monday, so do stick around. 

First up….I did something today that I feel I will never regret….

Dear Lauren,

Thank you for registering for RPM training!

Oh yes, in just a few short weeks, I'll be getting my butt kicked with 2 days of intense RPM training so that I can become a certified Spin Instructor.  

Excitement, fear, anticipation…it's all occurring inside. 


1/4 C Kashi Go Lean, 1/4 C Kashi Island Vanilla Wheat, Berries, 1/2 Banana, Granola, Almond Butter

 Next announcement…my blog is 3 years old!!

The official anniversary was yesterday but I kind of forgot so I'm celebrating today and what's a celebration with gifts?!?! (hint) Keep reading for fun giveaway…..

Leftover Black Bean Mango Salad, Leftover Grilled Squash, on Spinach with yogurt and lime juice

More exciting news….

Tonight, I believe I may have created the most delicious and mind changing sandwich I've ever created.

Welcome, The Buffalo B.E.L.T.A 
("Bacon" (tempeh), Grilled Buffalo Eggplant, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado) 

First, you need to make this tempeh bacon. This is key.   I absolutely hate bacon but this is totally different.

Then, you grilled 3 eggplant slices and brush generously with buffalo sauce.  You then layer two slices of whole wheat toast with buffalo hummus, LC blue cheese, and mashed avocado.  Finish the thing with some tomato slices and lettuce and this is what you end up with...

Pure vegetarian BLT heaven.

I couldn't believe how good this was.  I want it all over again. 

Okay, now for the giveaway. 

A few weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Averie's blog for 250 printed business cards.  This was perfect because I needed new cards since my URL has changed. 

UPrinting is an online printing, marketing and technology firm that helps design tools for small business growth.  They offer many products from business cards, to brochures, to menus, to posters, and the list goes on. 

I asked my friend who happens to be an amazing graphic designer if she would work on my design and help me create some fantastic business cards.  Here is the finished product….

I can not believe how well these came out.  The quality exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the level of service I received from the company.

Now you have the chance to win a fantastic 16 x 20  rolled canvas print from UPrinting. 

Rolled Canvas
Canvas Sizes -

I have to say, I'm a little jealous about this because I just ordered a canvas print for myself a few weeks ago.  

To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me one thing you like or dislike about Say What You Need To Say.  It's been 3 wonderful years but I'm always looking to improve based on what you all hope to gain from it. 

You have until Thursday, July 21st. 

I can't believe it's been 3 years since I began this cyber journey.  I've learned so much, I've grown so much, and I've loved every moment of it. Thank you all for coming along for the ride. 

Disclaimer: Required as per FTC Ruling 
This canvas printing giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given  for hosting. Check out for more details about canvas sizes.