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Giveaway: Parfait Delights!

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

“You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, ‘Let’s get some parfait,’ they say, ‘Hell no, I don’t like no parfait’?
Parfaits are delicious!” ~Donkey

MyBlogSpark and Yoplait sent me a Chocolate scented votive candle, an insulated tote an aromatherapy eye pillow, and a coupon for free Yoplait Parfaits.

I went out and got the Crème Caramel with my free coupon…and then noticed the Chocolate Raspberry, so I got those as well (*blush*). The Crème Caramel is fantastic. It’s almost too rich to eat (please note the almost 😉 ). If you’re a fan of caramel, I’d highly recommend checking these out.

(Fair warning: I had to chuck the candle…that fake chocolate smell turned my stomach a bit…and smells *nothing* like the parfaits themselves.)

The Blurb from Yopliat:

When dessert cravings call, do you jump at the chance to satisfy your sweet tooth but cringe at the thought of how it might affect your waistline? Yoplait® Delights™ can help you say goodbye to post-dessert guilt and hello to a new indulgence with two delicious new flavors of Yoplait Delights – Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake.

Each parfait has two luscious layers that pack a double dose of rich and creamy yogurt with 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per serving!

Other unique Yoplait Delights flavor combinations available in stores now include, Chocolate Raspberry, Crème Caramel, Triple Berry Crème, and Lemon Torte. Yoplait Delights offers a taste experience unlike any other and an indulgent escape for any time of the day.

Don’t forget to visit Yoplait on Facebook or Yoplait on Twitter and “Like” or “Follow” the brand to keep up with the latest news on your favorite Yoplait products.

In addition, you can visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/c7a4/ to download a printable coupon for $0.50 towards the purchase of Yoplait Delights parfait yogurt today!

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To Enter to Win the Parfait Delights:

MyBlogSpark is providing the Chocolate scented votive candle, an insulated tote an aromatherapy eye pillow, and a coupon for free Yoplait Parfaits for me to offer to you!

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Monday, February 14th to enter. The winner will be posted on Tuesday the 16th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • What flavor would you like to try? (Check out the website to see all the flavors.)

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • Was there a moment in your life where you could have used an indulgent escape without worrying about your waistline?
  • Twitter about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.
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Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Cat Food Giveaway! I now have a few new ideas for what to bring on our next picnic!

Nancy M. – you are the winner!! Congratulations!! Please send me your address and I’ll get that out to you 🙂

Giveaway: 9Lives Cat Food and Cat Toys

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I received a very nice cat care package from 9Lives and MyBlogSpark. Since my 2 cats are about 15 years old, I wasn’t sure how they’d react to the new toys. And we’ve been pretty hesitant lately to mix up their food … since they’re already smelling like those funky old uncle cats they are. But I figured we’d give it a try – they can’t smell any worse, and perhaps the 9Lives would make it better. 🙂

The package included a small back of 9Lives Advanced Nutrient System Daily Essentials dry cat food, a scoop/clip, a magnetic picture frame, and 4 cat toys: a squeaky/bouncy mouse, a suction cup spring ball, and two crinkle balls.

I shouldn’t have worried about the cats. They’re cats and they love cat food. We use those mondo cat food holders that are actually meant for weekend (or week-long) get-aways, so the scoop isn’t that helpful for us, but the clip part is pretty cool (and I can see the scoop being useful if you feed your cat once or twice a day). Both cats LOVE the squeaky mouse (so much so that it’s actually already not squeaking – which is just fine with me!!) The other toys…sniffed, but not really attacked like they do with the mouse. (Although, this could also be due to age rather than interest LOL!)

Some feline nutritional information from 9Lives:

A survey of feline pet parents across the country commissioned by 9Lives found that an overwhelming 94 percent of cat owners are confident they feed their felines the most nutritious meals possible. However, nearly half (48 percent) admit they’ve fed their cats table scraps – which do not provide the essential nutrients cats need – an average seven times per month. Additionally, only 30 percent know that giving your cat milk may not be a healthy practice due to the common incidence of lactose intolerance in adult cats.1

Additional findings include:

  • 23% of American pet parents think it´s beneficial to keep their cats on a purely vegetarian diet, while actually it may be harmful2
  • There are a number of foods that feline parents assume are healthy for cats, but are actually not advantageous to their health including root vegetables (73%), green tomatoes (54%), and raw potatoes (50%)3
  • Nine out of ten feline pet parents would be willing to switch foods if they knew it would provide better nutrition. In fact:
    • 92 percent of cat owners would switch foods if it would improve their cat´s health, and
    • 91 percent would switch food if they could add years onto their feline´s life

In an effort to educate pet parents about the common misperceptions of proper feline nutrition, 9Lives is committed to raising awareness to this issue by providing advanced nutrition for all cats. With the 9Lives Advanced Nutrient System, feline parents everywhere can rest assured knowing their cats are getting the essential nutrients they need to help promote healthy skin and coat, strong muscle growth and a healthy immune system among other benefits.

Now for the good part – I get to pass along one of these cool cat care packages to one of you!

To Enter to Win the Cat Care Package:

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Thursday, September 23rd to enter. The winner will be posted on Friday the 24th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • What kind of cat food do you currently use?

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • How many cats do you have and how old are they?
  • Twitter about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Picnic Party Giveaway! I now have a few new ideas for what to bring on our next picnic!

Rhonda – you are the winner!! Congratulations!!

I know where you are, so I’ll get the prize pack out to you 😉

If you didn’t win, you can still visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7b3a/ to download a printable coupon for $0.75 off any flavor Yoplait Splitz!

Giveaway: Picnic Party!

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

MyBlogSpark and Yoplait sent me a picnic cooler, picnic blanket, and a coupon for free Yoplait Splitz.

We had a BLAST having a picnic on the blanket (that rolls up nicely for easy carrying). We haven’t used the cooler yet, but that’s because we’ve only been picnicking in the back yard so far…but it’s really well made and I can’t wait to put it to good use. (I can see this being handy on trips back from the grocery store on very hot days…)

I went out and got the Strawberry Banana Split Yoplait Splitz with my free coupon. It was devoured within hours of when I got it home. And upon finishing, Burke said, “Mom! Can we get MORE?!” Apparently, this is a big hit in our house 🙂

I think my next purchase will be the Rainbow Sherbet … that I’ll put in the freezer and take out after the kids are in bed 😉

The Blurb from Yopliat:

Now you can drive past your local sweet shop without looking back. Yoplait Splitz is the new yogurt that tastes like a sundae. Providing all of the goodness of 100% real yogurt, Yoplait Splitz is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. With no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no high fructose corn syrup, this 90 calorie dessert is the treat your family craves.

For an even “cooler” experience, just pop a Yoplait Splitz in the freezer and in a few hours you can enjoy a cool, creamy cup of authentic frozen yogurt. Available in three delicious flavor combinations including Strawberry Sundae, Strawberry Banana Split, and Rainbow Sherbet, Yoplait Splitz is sure to have your family screaming for more.

Don’t forget to visit Yoplait on Facebook or Yoplait on Twitter and “Like” or “Follow” the brand to keep up with the latest news on your favorite Yoplait products.

In addition, you can visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7b3a/ to download a printable coupon for $0.75 off any flavor Yoplait Splitz today!

*This coupon offer for a free pack of Yoplait Splitz is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.

To Enter to Win the Picnic Party:

MyBlogSpark is providing the picnic cooler, picnic blanket, and coupon for free Yoplait for me to offer to you!

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Thursday, August 26th to enter. The winner will be posted on Friday the 27th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • What flavor of Splitz would you like to try?

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • What’s your favorite thing to bring on a picnic?
  • Twitter about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Penzey’s Spice Giveaway! I now have a whole bunch of yummy things to try out!

Lori G. – you are the winner!! Congratulations!!

I know where you are, so I’ll get some spices to you 😉

If you didn’t win, and you haven’t tried Penzey’s Spices yet…I highly, highly recommend that you try!

Giveaway: Add a Little Spice

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

Four or five years ago, Mike received a gift box of grilling spices for Christmas. A family member had gotten it for him…not knowing that the store was about a mile down the road from where we lived at the time. We didn’t know that either…

Penzey’s Spices are AMAZING!! They are so flavorful…once you use them, you’ll never go back. (Okay, so that isn’t 100% true…Mike uses a lot of garlic while grilling, so we buy that in bulk at Costco…but the Penzey’s garlic a definitely better.)

We just made a special trip to our old stomping ground to restock:

Because I love these spices so much, I want to share the joy. I’m giving away one spice bag to a lucky winner!

To Enter to Win the spices:

Go to penzeys.com and browse around a little. Then come back and enter to win!

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered! Please leave a separate comment for each entry – it’s easier for me to count them that way 🙂

You have until Midnight on Thursday, July 15th to enter. The winner will be posted on Friday the 16th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • Do you bake? Do you grill? Do you just like to add an extra kick to your salad? Which spice from their website looks the best to you? (And what would you do with it?)

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • Do you have a recipe you LOVE that uses one (or more) of the following: sage, savory, nutmeg, cinnamon, seasoned salt? (These are the non-grilling spices I have on hand, so I’m looking for more ideas 🙂 )
  • Do you already use Penzey’s spices? Do you have a favorite spice/recipe idea for me?
  • Tweet about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

Disclaimer: I have not received anything from Penzey’s to review or give away. I just love their stuff enough to try to introduce it to everyone I meet. 🙂