Monday, November 25, 2013

Grain Brain challenge wrap-up.

 The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Grain Brain. Opinions expressed are entirely my own!

Four weeks ago, I started the Grain Brain Challenge and now I'm here to let you know how I fared.




But first, let me give you a little reminder of what Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain, recommends for optimal brain health:

Good fats from eating olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds, fish, grass-fed beef, goat cheese, and fish oils are fundamental for health, while carb-derived calories as one might get from things like bread, pasta, potatoes, below-ground veggies, fruit and fruit juices are things you want to avoid on a brain-healthy diet. -- Dr. David Perlmutter (via Facebook)

I started on the challenge 4 weeks ago, focusing on food, sleep, exercise and supplements, as laid out in the book. (Read my original post about the Grain Brain Challenge.)

For me, the challenge wasn't all that hard. I've been following a Paleo diet for a while now and the recommendations in Grain Brain are similar. There are differences, of course, but I didn't have to make the same sort of changes as someone who has been eating grains on the reg.

Basically, I stuck to eating lots of vegetables and high-quality protein and good fat.

Avocados! Such good fat.

I also experimented with adding some dairy back in to my diet, not eating sweet potatoes, reducing my fruit consumption, and taking the recommended supplements.

And how did all of that work out? Well, honestly, it wasn't a 100% success. Instead, I'd say I was about 75% successful. I tried to be perfect for 4 weeks. I mean I really, really tried. I tried so hard to cut out the sweet potatoes. The first week was fine. I went cold turkey -- no problem. I wanted to see how my body would respond to having no sweet potatoes and only one piece of fruit a day.

My body didn't respond all that well. I had way less energy for my runs and, boy-oh-boy, that's not what I'm looking for. So, in the second week I let myself eat a little more fruit, still trying to avoid sweet potatoes.

But then I caved and started eating them again.

Here's the thing, though. In the past few months, my fruit and sweet potato intake has been slowly creeping up. I was eating sweet potatoes almost every day and supplementing my diet with probably 4 pieces of fruit each day. Yikes! That's a lot and I guess I didn't realize how much I was eating until I started with the Grain Brain Challenge. Being challenged to cut out and cut down on those foods forced me to take a cold, hard look at my diet.

Grain Brain lunch: Salad with lots of chicken, drizzled with olive oil and a little vinegar.


So, even though I couldn't completely cut out the fruit and sweet potatoes, I have cut way down on them. In fact, I'd say I'm eating about half the amount of fruit and sweet potatoes that I was in the past. And I have plenty of energy for my runs and workouts. So, to me, that's a big win!

As for the dairy, well, I don't know. Over the course of the challenge I did eat a little full-fat dairy and it was fine. Just fine. I don't think I need it, but it was nice to have a little extra variety in my diet. Going forward I plan to keep dairy out of my diet, about 90% of the time. I'm thinking I might go wild now and then and have some yogurt or a bit of cheese. I'll have to see.

What about the rest of the challenge?

Not so bad. I spent the month working on going to bed a smidge earlier and I was mostly successful. I became more aware of how I was normally wasting about an hour or so before bed, just staying up for no good reason. So, I've changed that and now if I am staying up, I'm trying to have it be for a reason. So far, so good.

And the exercise? Well, I've got that down. Easy peasy, as my little one would say!

Now, the last piece -- the supplements. I have such a hard time figuring out if supplements work. I just don't know. I believe in them and the benefits that Dr. Perlmutter outlines in the book. But have I noticed a difference? Not really. That doesn't mean they aren't working, it just means I haven't been able to tell if they are.

I plan to stick with the supplements (and my Paleo diet!). My hope is that they will do what they're supposed to do and I'll continue to age and eventually become one of those whip-smart elderly ladies, still running races and kicking butt.

Think that's do-able? I sure do!

Have you read Grain Brain? What did you think of it? 




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Monday, October 28, 2013

Good-bye to Grain Brain!

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Grain Brain. Opinions expressed are entirely my own!


Have you heard of Grain Brain? The full title is Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killers, a new book by Dr. David Perlmutter, outlining lifestyle changes you can make today to keep your brain healthy, vibrant and sharp. Last week I received a copy to read and review. I also received an invitation to join Dr. Perlmutter's Grain Brain Challenge, a 4-week challenge designed to improve brain health through some diet, exercise and sleep recommendations.

I gladly accepted the invitation and agreed to take on the challenge.

 

The timing couldn't be more perfect because I'm not training for any races right now, so I don't need to freak out about changing up my diet. And, as you'll see, Dr. Perlmutter's dietary recommendations really aren't that different from what I'm doing now anyway. But I'll get into that a little more later. 

Also, although I've been really good with my diet for the past few months, lately I've been slipping a little more than usual. Since I was diagnosed with Lyme disease again in September, I started feeling a little sorry for myself. I felt like it was unfair, like I shouldn't be dealing with Lyme again, especially after my hip and blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine . . .

But, really? It was just an excuse to eat more sweet potato chips and trail mix.

So, the Grain Brain challenge is -- in my opinion -- just what this happy runner needs to get things back on track. And, hey, if my brain is going to benefit? Well, huge win right there.

OK, so, now you know that I'm in. But what exactly is the challenge?

Good question. Here's the deal. In the book Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter makes a very strong and well-supported case that grains are pretty much the root of all evil when it comes to your brain. Sure, he uses all sorts of more refined, scientific and medical terms but, basically? Grains = evil. Fat, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. Not evil at all, despite what the medical establishment would have you believe.

"The diet heart hypothesis that suggests that a high intake of fat or cholesterol causes heart disease has been repeatedly shown to be wrong, and yet, for complicated reasons of pride, profit, and prejudice, the hypothesis continues to be exploited by scientists, fund-raising enterprises, food companies, and even government agencies. The public is being deceived by the greatest health scam of the century." -- Dr. George V. Mann, one of the participating researchers in the famed Framingham Heart Study (from Grain Brain, page 78)
Fat, in fact, is and always has been a fundamental pillar of our nutrition. Good fats, like DHA omega-3 (found in fatty fish and algae) help reduce inflammation and certain vitamins, like A, D, E, and K, require fat in order to be absorbed properly. This is important because, as Dr. Perlmutter points out, the root of many brain conditions is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially those containing gluten and that are high in sugar. 

The first few chapters of Grain Brain lay out Dr. Perlmutter's claims, like the above, and offer support through multiple studies and reports and Dr. Perlmutter's own observations. In addition to discussing why our brains need fat, and why it isn't the big bad cause of heart disease, he also explains the connection between the grain-and-processed-crap-heavy standard American diet and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other brain conditions.

It is all extremely interesting to me -- especially because it is in-line with what my doctor prescribed to help repair my nerve damage and it fits with other research and reading I have done. I've been following a mostly sugar-free diet since January and have been (mostly) Paleo since early May. The dietary changes have made a big difference in my life. I'm ready to try out what Dr. Perlmutter prescribes in Grain Brain.

So here it is.

About the Challenge

The Grain Brain Challenge is a 4-week challenge to make some lifestyle changes to benefit your brain. It starts with some supplements that Dr. Perlmutter actually recommends taking for life. As in, forever.

For the challenge, I'll be taking:
  • GNC Preventive Nutrition resVida, which contains trans-resveratrol
  • Spring Valley Omega-3 Fish Oil Soft gels with 1,000mg of DHA and EPA
  • BrainStrong DHA with 900 mg DHA from algae

Some of the supplements that I'll be taking during the challenge.

These will supplement what I already take (and that Dr. Perlmutter recommends):
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • Coconut oil
Each week of the challenge has a different focus and they look like this:


Week 1: Focus on Food

Shift your body away from relying on carbs for fuel and add brain-boosting supplements to your daily regimen.

Week 2: Focus on Exercise

Incorporate a fitness routine into your schedule if you don't already have one. (Got that one covered!)

Week 3: Focus on Sleep

Work on getting restful, routine sleep seven days a week.

Week 4: Put it all Together

Establish a new rhythm and maintain healthy habits for life.

The big thing, of course, is the food. Isn't it always? Here is the What to Eat and Not to Eat from Grain Brain:

Foods Allowed:
  • Healthy Fats – extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, organic butter, almond milk, avocados, nuts and nut butters, cheese (except blue cheese) sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds
  • Herbs, seasonings, and condiments
  • Low-sugar fruits and vegetables – avocado, bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkin, lemons, limes, leafy greens and lettuce, spinach, broccoli, onions, Brussels sprouts, green beans, celery, garlic, asparagus
  • Protein – whole eggs, wild fish, grass-fed meat, fowl, poultry, pork
Foods Not Allowed:
  • Gluten including whole-grain and whole-wheat forms of bread, noodles, pasta, pastries, baked goods, and cereals
  • Processed carbs, sugars, and starch – corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, chips, crackers, pastries, muffins, pizza dough, cakes, doughnuts, ice cream, jelly, processes cheese spreads, juices, honey, sugar, corn syrup
  • Packaged food labeled “fat free” or “low fat” except for things like water, mustard, balsamic vinegar
  • Margarine, vegetable shortening, cooking oil
  • Soy – soy burgers, soy nuggets, soy hot dogs, etc.

OK. Most of that, to me, is no problem. No problem at all. I have already ditched the bread, pasta baked goods and cereals. Margarine, corn syrup, soy? Yuck. Ditched those, too.

But . . . sweet potatoes?

Duuuuuuuuuude.

It is going to be a rough 4 weeks without my beloved sweet potatoes. And, quite honestly, I'm going to have a hard time giving up my daily bananas and dried cranberries. I had best be getting this brain in super-sharp shape!

We'll see how it all shakes out. I'm committed to 4 weeks and I'm ready for it! I'm not totally sold on adding dairy back in to my diet so I'll have to figure that one out. Maybe I'll experiment and maybe it will be fine. Who knows? I guess I will at the end of 4 weeks!

I'll report on the challenge from time to time. (You can't wait, can you?!?) In the meantime, if you're interested in following how the challenge is working out for others, pop over to Twitter or Instagram and the hashtags #GrainBrain or #GBChallenge.

Have you read Grain Brain?
 Do you have experience -- good or bad -- with giving up grains and sugar? 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Goddess Garden Organics winner!

I'm so late with this winner post! Life has just really been getting in the way lately :-)

Before I announce the winner, let me thank everyone who entered -- and all of you who stop by to read my reviews and enter my giveaways. I appreciate the support!

Now, I chose the winner using random.org and the winner is . . .




Heather @ runodonnell



Congratulations!! 

Shoot me an email (felicehalf [at] yahoo [dot] com) with your mailing address so you can get your new lotion.

Have a great weekend, everyone!



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Friday, October 4, 2013

Goddess Garden Organics review and giveaway!

I received this product for free as part of a review and giveaway opportunity with Bookieboo, LLC. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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Two things about me: 1) I buy organic stuff -- mostly food but I've been branching out to cosmetics, and 2) I'm a daily sunscreen user. Given these two things, you'd think a product like the Goddess Garden Organics daily lotion (SPF 15) would be a perfect match for me.

You'd be right.

I was invited to sample the daily lotion and opted to try out the Tangerine Lavender scent. I was a little unsure about whether it would really work as a daily lotion. I've used plenty of physical sunblocks in the past and they are all almost always leave my skin pasty white. Like, scary white.

So, the first time I tried the Goddess Garden Organics lotion was when I was heading out for a run. A solo run. A run where no one would see me and freak out if I happened to look a little like the walking dead.

No worries. The lotion goes one really white but -- pleasant surprise! -- it rubs-in quickly and easily. No walking-dead, pasty-white skin! I used it on my face, neck and arms and it worked well.

The scent starts out a little on the strong side but by the time you rub the lotion in, it is barely noticeable -- good thing, because I don't like too much scent in my lotions.  

And . . . it doesn't hurt that the packaging is pretty. Check it out:



Pretty, right? A nice addition to my vanity. 

Anyway, overall, I like the Goddess Garden Organics lotion. I tried all three scents -- I was sent a full size Tangerine Lavender and samples of Grapefruit Bergamot and Lavender Mint -- and Tangerine Lavender is definitely my favorite. 

The company is interesting, too. A Boulder-based company, Goddess Garden Organics was started by Nova Covington in response to her daughter's allergy to the chemicals in regular skincare products. Boo to yucky chemicals!!  You can read more about the company on their web site. You can also follow their social media channels:

And now . . . The Giveaway!


One lucky reader will win a  full-size 8oz tube of the daily lotion of their choice (retail value of $18.99). To enter, please leave me a comment and let me know which scent you would choose: Tangerine Lavender, Lavender Mint or Grapefruit Bergamot.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize delivery.

 
Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! And, yes, I'll check. (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count.) So, here's what to do:

  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
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  • Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
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  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)

This giveaway will run through Thursday, October 17 at 11:59pm EST and the winner -- chosen at random from all eligible entries -- will be announced on Friday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I'll choose another winner.


Good luck!


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips.

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In a perfect world, my kids would snack on homemade kale chips, grain-free carrot muffins and a wide variety of fresh-from-the-garden fruits and veggies every day, all year long.

But, this being real life, that doesn't always happen. Yes, I make kale chips. And those grain-free carrot muffins. And even some rocking granola bars. I don't, however, make them every day. In fact, there are some weeks -- weeks! -- when our lives are completely void of any kale.

It doesn't mean I turn to junk options, though, when the weather turns cold and the farmers pack up their stands and we sigh at having to wait another 8 months for farm stand fresh veggies again. I try to provide healthier snacks options all the time, homemade kale chips or not.

Because, let's face it, I have two growing boys and they love to snack.

Seriously snack.

And when I was sent some of the new Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips to review, the boys were seriously psyched.

Check out my little snacker:


My older son enjoying an afternoon snack this summer.

He loves the  Green Giant™ Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips! Yum, yum!

I like them, too, for a few reasons. First, as I said, my boys like to snack and my goal is to give them healthier snacking options. Second, these chips are made with vegetables (and quinoa!), a bonus for snack chips. And, they have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving -- that is a win in my striving-to-avoid-sugar ways.

The biggest thing, though? No soy. Hooray! That is huge! Almost every bag of snack chips you pick up today contains soy. Soy is in so much and, to me, that's a problem. I won't go into all of the reasons why I try to avoid soy, but I do. And I really, really appreciate that the  Green Giant Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips don't contain soy!

Overall, these chips get a thumbs-up.





Have you tried these chips? What do you think of them?



I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Designer Whey Sustained Energy winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. I'm super late getting the winners posted -- holiday, lack of computer . . . So, let's get to it! The winners of the Designer Whey Sustained Energy powder are:




Andrea

Realia Mazing

Britton

Noelle

Mike and Leslie

Amy Lauren


Congratulations!!! Please send me your mailing address with your flavor choice (chocolate or vanilla) to felicehalf [at] yahoo [dot] com.




Friday, June 28, 2013

Designer Whey Sustained Energy -- review and giveaway.

I wrote recently about Designer Whey when I tried the protein powder and bars for the first time. I enjoyed the protein powder for my shakes and for whipping up high-protein snacks (like those awesome pistachio white chocolate energy bites that I made).

This month, I was invited to try out Designer Whey's new product: Designer Whey Sustained Energy. I tried the Chocolate Velvet and Vanilla Bean and tried -- very, very hard -- to like them as much as I liked the regular, 100% whey powder.

Unfortunately, I couldn't. What I really liked about the regular Designer Whey powder was that it made my smoothies extra smooth, creamy and filling. The Sustained Energy powder definitely made my smoothies more filling, it just didn't make them any smoother or creamier. It is probably just a consistency thing with me, but I felt like the powder was a little bit gritty. This might not be an issue for anyone else but, for me, it was.

On the plus side, the protein powder delivers on its promise of sustained energy.  Designer Whey Sustained Energy is formulated to "provide balanaced, stimulant-free energy" and a smoothie or energy bite made with it kept me filled longer than expected. That's a good thing. One scoop of the powder provides 16 grams of protein and 19 essential vitamins and minerals.

Another plus is that the flavors -- vanilla bean and chocolate velvet -- were tasty and enjoyable.


Would you like to try out Designer Whey Sustained Energy for yourself?

Yes? Well, keep reading, friends!

The giveaway:

This giveaway will have SIX winners (open to US residents only) and the winners can choose to try out vanilla or chocolate. To enter, just leave me a comment letting me know that you'd like to try out this protein powder.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! And, yes, I'll check. (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count.) So, here's what to do:

  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Pin the image from this post to share the giveaway on Pinterest (leave a comment)
  • Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Follow me on Instagram, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)



This giveaway will run through Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:59pm EST and the winner -- chosen at random from all eligible entries -- will be announced on Wednesday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I'll choose another winner.


Good luck!
 
 
Review disclaimer: I was sent product for review through Fitfluential. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Flat and flashy -- the Saucony Kinvara 4.


A while back, I posted about an awesome run that happened to take place while I was wearing an awesome new running shoe. I promised that I'd have a review of those shoes once I had a chance to try them out a little more. Today, I'm back with that review.

I was given the opportunity to try out the new Saucony Kinvara 4 running shoes in this super-fresh neon yellow and pink color combination:


Right out of the box, I loved these shoes. So slick, so comfortable.

For me, though, trying-on comfort doesn't always equate to on-the-run comfort and function. Given how cool the shoes look, though, I was hopeful. My first run in these kicks was really, really great. It was one of those just-about-perfect runs where I ran faster than expected with much less effort than usual. Just great.

After that run, I put the shoes aside for a bit because I didn't want to screw anything up before my April half marathon. The thing about the Saucony Kinvaras is that they have a much lower heel drop than I am used to, so I knew I needed to proceed cautiously.

Take a look at the Kinvaras next to my other running shoes because I think you can really see the difference when they are lined up next to each other:


The Kinvara is there in the middle -- much lower to the ground. They are also a lot lighter than my regular running shoes. Again, caution required.

Once I was back to running after the half, I took the Kinvaras out for a few more runs, including a few stroller runs.

I like these shoes a lot. They are surprisingly comfortable (Saucony boasts about the internal booty construction -- a feature that is worth the boasting!) and supportive, given how light they are and they work well for shorter runs, especially those that are hilly. There is something about the lower heel that makes running uphill seem easier in these shoes. And I'll take anything that gives me a lift on the hills!

The lower drop means my feet are closer to the ground with each step and they feel a bit more "in-touch" with the road as I'm running. A good feeling, but one that does take a little getting used to.

I've been reluctant to try the shoes out on longer runs, however. I guess I'm just a bit of a Nervous Nellie but I feel the need to take things pretty slow with such a different shoe. The Kinvara 4 has a 4mm toe-to-heel drop, which is far lower than the shoes I've been wearing. As I get more used to them, I'll extend my mileage  because if I can wear a lighter shoe for longer runs, I'd like to.

Aside from running, I also like the Kinvaras for squats and lunges. I don't normally wear my running shoes for indoor exercises, but Owen suggested that I give these a shot. He's got the Saucony Virratas -- also a lower drop shoe -- and likes how they work for squats and lunges.

All in all, I'm impressed with the Saucony Kinvara 4s. They are flat and flashy -- and make me feel fast!

Have you tried the Kinvaras? 
Do you like shoes with a lower toe-to-heel drop?

Thanks for stopping by!




Review disclaimer: I was sent a pair of shoes for review, through FitFluential. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Swagbucks bonus.



Before April ends Swagbucks is giving you an opportunity to earn big! This Tuesday, April 30th, Swagbucks is holding another Double Stuffed Swagbucks. If you missed the first one, here's how it works:

Double Stuffed Swagbucks means you'll get DOUBLE the SB amount in many of the ways to earn: Shop & Earn, the Daily Poll, NOSO, the Toolbar, Games, and on SBTV! 

In addition to Double the SB-earning fun, there will be 35 Swag Bucks worth of Swag Codes given throughout the day in each country of the Swag Nation.

If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, now is the time. It's your chance to earn Swag Bucks twice as fast on Tuesday -- which means more free prizes like gift cards to Amazon, Target, and Paypal!

Use the sign-up code 70DOUBLESTUFF for an extra 70 SB bonus when you sign up here.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Big G winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. The winner of the prize pack including a $10 Target gift card, cereal and retro board game is . . .



JC


Congratulations! Email me at felicehalf [at] yahoo [dot] com with your mailing address so you can get your prize pack!

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!



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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Games, cereal, gift card . . . oh my!


Get ready to go retro!

Big G and Hasbro are going retro to bring back family game night and, to help spread the word, I have a giveaway for you! But first, let me tell you a little about the deal. This spring, the two companies are putting out their products in retro packaging, using designs from the 50s through the 80s.

They have all sorts of retro board games -- Parcheesi, Scrabble, Clue and Risk -- that have been re-released in "vintage" formats, only at Target. I was sent a package with Parcheesi, a game I'd never played. It was pretty easy to figure out so my 5 year old and I have played it several times. 

Board games are a great way to spend family time together. If I ever suggest playing a board game with my older son, his eyes light up. It is interactive in a real-life way and I think kids appreciate having that time with their parents.

So, I try to play games with the kids when time (and energy level!) permits. Now, with the retro Parcheesi, we have another game in our rotation. Fun!

The Giveaway

Would you like to win a prize pack so you can start enjoying family game night?




Well, get busy and enter!

Here's what you'll win:


  • 2 boxes of participating Big G Retro cereal
  • $10 Target gift card
  • 1 Hasbro Parcheesi® Deluxe Vintage board game


Here's how you can enter:

Leave me a comment and let me know you'd like to win. 

Additional entries:


As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Follow my main blog, or let me know that you already do  (leave a comment)
  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
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  • Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you already do  (leave a comment)
  • Follow me on Instagram, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog  (leave a comment)

This giveaway will run through Monday, April 1 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on Tuesday.


Good luck!


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Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.