Friday, June 27, 2008

Birthday Giveaway!


Yes, the time has come… I will be 35 years old in less than two weeks. I am not sure how this happened; it all goes by so fast. I used to be a “young” mom, now I just look young; I wish I felt more like that.


What plans do I have for the next year?

*Do yoga three days a week.
* Start my own business.
* Go on a trip with my best girl friend.
* Lose 30 pounds
* Get back to school and finish off my AA
* Picnic once a month with my kids

What do I want to stop doing?

* Smoking
* Being lazy
* Getting verbally frustrated
* Being in debt

What do I want for my birthday?

* Frames- So I can get some pictures for my kids up and around the house more.
* Jewelry- Something to decorate this 35 year old body. I am not an expensive type of girl; craftsmanship (Etsy.com) has a lot more to offer than precious stones.
* Weights- So I can work out at home. (2, 5, 10 pounds)
* Clothes- Because I’ve been pregnant for two years, I need something that looks good.


Now, since my birthday is coming up, and I need something cool to do on that day (other than sleep in since I am taking three days off work!), I plan on going to the park with my kids and eating under a tree, and now, I have been given the chance to have a giveaway. My first giveaway, I’m soooo excited!



My favorite green man, Kyle, from Lets Go Green has offered a Picnic Sampler to one of my lucky bloggers. This is a great set that you can take with you on a summer time picnic (many places will have Shakespeare in the Park coming up soon, or outdoor concerts), use for a family BBQ or even just for dinner at night when dishes seem too daunting, it is a set for 50 people. The best part about this is that it's recycled materials, why work so hard saving the environment, if you don't get to enjoy it?

Please go and visit Lets Go Green and look over the products. They are all healthy for our environment, and the cost effectiveness makes starting "green" one step at a time that much easier.

What is your favorite picnic food?

Would you like to win?
*Enter a comment that answers the question above.
*Please only enter once
*Entry will be open until 10pm MST July 8 (My birthday!)
*Winner will be announced Thursday morning on this blog, through e-mail and with Prizey winners .

note:

~ Winner must contact me by Friday, July 11, 2008
~If you don’t answer the question you will not be entered into the drawing
~The winner will be chosen by Faithie, with sheets of paper, and a bucket


Good luck!

70 comments:

JenO said...

I love fried chicken! And I know it loves me too, I can tell because it stays with me on my hips forever... ;)

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quitecontrary1977 said...

we always had olives at family picnics.. my fave.. its a weird Italian thing!

Buki Family said...

WATERMELON!!! yum yum yum. nice and juicy. with seeds, so that you can spit them out and play games with them. definate must!

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gillian said...

potato salad...and fried chicken too!!!

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Stacy said...

I love hot dogs. I know they are awful but I love them

Naomi said...

I love deviled eggs but my husband hates them so I never make them.

Alice H said...

pigs in a blanket - I know its silly but I just love these! afdr3d@umkc.edu

jceko77 said...

Watermelon
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Audrey said...

Carrot sticks & ranch dressing (it's an easy way to get in a veggie!)

Morgan said...

It would have to be either potato salad or egg salad sandwiches!
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Bree said...

My favorite is watermelon! Yummy!

Sara G said...

i love lemonade! germandarius@gmail.com

PS said...

I LOVE fresh homemade salsa. My aunt Karen always brings it. Her recipe is so easy, but it always tastes better when she makes it!!

Good luck with your plans and goals! and Happy Birthday!

M's Mommy said...

I like the desserts, of course. Brownies, cupcakes, watermelon. It all tastes better out in the sun!
thanks!

MamaMay said...

I like to go grilling as a picnic. So much fun!

Karin said...

Mom's Tuna pasta salad---good stuff!

Kristie said...

I don't think I could pick just one! I really like Taco Salad-plus everything everyone else has already mentioned-except olives-I usually only eat those on pizza :)

Aubrey said...

Definitely watermelon!
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kamewh said...

I love chicken salad!

Jennifer said...

I love pasta salad!! Thanks for the chance to win!

sphinx63 said...

I love hamburgers and hot dogs on a picnic the best. YUM! Thanks for the contest!

Kimberly said...

My favorite picnic food is a nice, cold bread and butter pickle!!! I could eat a whole jar of them if you let me. YUMMY!!!!!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

gkstratos said...

My favorite would be my mother's potato salad. Nobody makes it like mom.
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rachel said...

My favorite picnic item would have to be pasta salad! The last time we had a picnic my friend made pasta salad and it made the whole picnic seem perfect!

Mary512 said...

My fave picnic food is watermelon. Yummy! Great giveaway, thanks. And Happy Birthday!

Toystory said...

I like the potato salad :) on a picnic. Everything however usually somehow tastes better on a picnic.

michelle said...

My favorite picnic food...would have to be all the fruits! Like strawberries or watermelon. Yummo

Ginny said...

Fruit salad for sure. It is refreshing & easy to eat while outside!

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

Deviled Eggs! They remind me of picnics with my grandma.

nancy said...

I've never been on a picnic. So I can't say.

But GOOD LORD on your "to do" list. Seriously - I'm overwhelmed just reading your list!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Gotta be the hot dogs- my favorite!

nancy said...

I've had BBQs and camping and eating while doing something outside and stuff like that. Just no "let's go on a picnic" for the simple plan of only a picnic. Like the plaid picnic basket and whatnot.

Now I feel sad I never went on one.

By the way, I just ~love~ your picture when I see it on comments... with your haircut (which I love) you totally look like a punk rocker. :)

cpullum said...

BPA-free Water Bottles in Pink is cute. Favotire picnic food is Chicken!

Anonymous said...

My favorite picnic item is cole slaw from KFC. I could pretty much eat this as my meal.

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Ellie said...

Pasta salad with feta, artichokes, olives and an italian dressing.

Christine said...

the best picnic food is always watermelon. Yum!

katy said...

Hand-cranked ice cream is a tradition on our picnics. I don't like the work but the results are priceless!

kitty said...

Nothing beats gelato.

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

My husband makes an awesome grilled fish with potatoes, and it always make other people around us drool!

janetfaye said...

My favorites are chicken, macaroni salad and watermelon.

Anonymous said...

I work in an all organic skin care clinic and am trying my best to go green! I love spinich dip and I love watermelon as picnic foods!

Crystalclearbc@aol.com

- Marybeth I. said...

I love pasta salad! Sadly my kids don't like it or I would make it all the time. Honestly though I love all kinds of picnic food - it is my favorite - baked beans, hot dogs and burgers, chips, watermelon = all good!

misty said...

Fruit, fried chicken, baked beans, and pie. lol. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

SM said...

Homemade potato salad. I love it! I use my Mom's recipe that everyone loves.

Kimberly said...

Gee, not sure that there is anything that I dislike. However my favorite would have to be Hamburgers cooked on the grill and definitely fresh homemade potato salad... yum

Joanna said...

Oh so totally awesome! I hope you have a happy birthday!! Annnndd...My favorite picnic food has got to be peanut butter and jelly sandwichs. (yes, this is why i named my shop this) Because pb&j is still my favorite. I love it on a picnic because it's been in the cooler and the peanut butter has gotten cold and it's just all around yummy! : )

Dennis said...

Hi,
My favorite picnic food is hot dogs. dengeorge@yahoo.com

melonkelli said...

Watermelon. And cookies taste better when they're eaten outside.

Shelly said...

Ham, cheese and fresh baguette

Laura said...

Burgers of course. Followed by watermelon!

noreen said...

cold lemonade with a turkey sandwich with avacado in it

The Mama Hood said...

ham and turkey with swiss on whole wheat sandwich, Mac Salad and Fresh Fruit Salad! YUM!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

CJStewart said...

Oh! I recently found the yummiest picnic sandwich recipe in Vegetarian Times. It's got goat cheese (or cream cheese), roasted red peppers, olive tapenade, arugula, and marinated artichokes on ciabatta bread.

Anonymous said...

watermelon rules! I see I'm not the only one who thinks so :-)

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Pamela said...

Deviled eggs!

ihchicky said...

My favorite is coleslaw. mmmm...sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

Lisa Sharp said...

Sweet ice tea!! Happy Birthday!!!

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remarker said...

Although not the easiest to transport - my favorite picnic food is Deviled eggs.

Courtney said...

Cantaloupe is one of my favorite salong with watermelon.

CanCan said...

Crunchy Green Lovin' CONTEST! Woohoo!

My favorite picnic food...how about pasta salad?

Alison Mayes said...

I love mac and cheese!

Nydia said...

Can a Brazilian blogger try to win? Pleaes let me know!
Anyway, my favorite picnic foods are chicken sandwich with salads and natural juice.
Kisses from Nydia.

Doreen said...

Love Pasta salad & Watermelon!!

blueviolet said...

My favorite picnic food is baked beans! Yummmmmmmm.

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Rockin' Mama said...

watermelon, strawberries (any summer melon/fruit really)....

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Brooke said...

Watermelon and salt!

LeeAnn P. said...

Happy Birthday! 35 is just when it starts getting good!
Any food eaten out-of-doors tastes better than eaten inside four walls, but my favorite picnic food is the typical: fried chicken,and macaroni salad!

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Victoria said...

Watermelon! But forget favorite picnic foods, it's just one of my favorite foods, period.

Anonymous said...

I love baked beans and potato salad. All picnic food is so good.
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Colleen said...

Potato salad is my favorite.

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