Friday Favorites: 11/29/13 {+giveaway}

Hey all – hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We had a great low key day at home. We are headed to the cities today for Thanksgiving with my family. And then, I am super excited because on Saturday we are headed to Florida for a family vacation!! Cross your fingers for me for the 3 hour flight with a 19 month old goes well.  ..  any suggestions/tips/iPad apps you have would be welcomed!! And be ready for a weekend update full of beach and ocean pics. Smile 

Here are a few of my favorites from the week. . .

Pile on the Miles challenge. It has really encouraged me to step up my running mileage this month. It has been a challenge to get to my 100 running miles goal (12 more miles left before Sunday!). Spin training took up quite a few of my weeknights and so I didn’t get those miles in that I normally would have. . .but I put in 10  miles yesterday and plan to get in those last 12 with a run today and tomorrow (tomorrow’s run will be on the beach!!).

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Jamberry nails. It’s official. I love them so much, that I decided to become a consultant! My personal page is here, if you are ever interested! Also, they are having some pretty sweet Black Friday exclusives. . .

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Ellie. They are having an awesome 25% off for black Friday sale. And you know how much I love their little black capri. .. I might have to get another pair. And maybe a few new tops. Winking smile ScreenHunter_137 Nov. 29 07.59

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Mix My Own

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Klara and her husband and their super cute pup just stated this super cool company. Basically, it is the unique opportunity to create your very own healthy breakfast cereal mix using premium ingredients. You can choose a muesli or granola base and then add your choice of cereals, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, and extras. They were nice enough to let me create  my own mix and check it out.

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I  loved the addition of dried fruit and macadamia nuts to my mix. And it is perfect mixed with some vanilla yogurt. The freeze dried fruit can be a little tart, but it is really good mixed with the yogurt!

Popsations  –> specifically the white chocolate drizzled over classic caramel corn. They specialize in handcrafted gourmet popcorn made in small batches with the finest ingredients.

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And Robin – the founder of Popsations – is just one of the nicest people you could run into. She was nice enough to send me this tin of their popcorn to check out and taste test. And now, we are hooked. Sorry to ruin the surprise family, but you are all getting Popsations for Christmas. Smile It is the perfect holiday gift. Also, they do special orders for weddings or corporate events. How cute would their little bags be for a wedding favor??

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It didn’t last long in our house. . .

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And now, the good news for you: a Popsations giveaway!!

One lucky R4C reader will receive a 1 gallon tin of Popsations – your choice of milk or dark chocolate !!

There are 4 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

–> leave a comment below telling me which Popsations product you’d love to try.

–> Follow Popsations and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

–> Follow Popsations and Running4Cupcakes on Pinterest.

–> Tweet the following with a link back to this post: I want to win @Popsations gourmet popcorn from @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on December 4th, 2013 and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!!!

Tell me about your favorites from the week??

42 Comments

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42 Responses to Friday Favorites: 11/29/13 {+giveaway}

  1. So much goodness in one post! The vacation, the treats, the running, the consulting! I am excited to try my jamberries!! Have an AMAZING vacation my love!!
    Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty recently posted..The Food!My Profile

  2. My grandpa used to always get the kids flavored popcorn at Christmas. My favorite is white cheddar!

    Have a safe trip, so jealous you’re going on vacation!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food recently posted..A day of shopping and leftoversMy Profile

  3. Have a great Thanksgiving today with your family and an awesome vacation!

    We used to get the tins of flavored popcorn too. They usually were divided in threes, with buttered, cheddar and caramel popcorn. I always let my brother have my caramel and I had his cheddar. LOL

    The milk chocolate Popsations sound awesome! I’d probably go with a cheddar version too…you know, old favorites and all. 😉
    Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..Let’s Talk Jellybeans, or What Are You Going To Do Today?My Profile

  4. I’d love to win the dark chocolate!
    Jackie recently posted..Happy Thanksgiving!!!!My Profile

  5. What a fun giveaway! I would most want to try the dark chocolate caramel. Sounds so good!

  6. What a fun giveaway! I would most want to win the dark chocolate caramel ones. Yum!
    Athena @ Fitness & Feta recently posted..Happy ThanksgivingMy Profile

  7. I tweeted about the giveaway
    Athena @ Fitness & Feta recently posted..Happy ThanksgivingMy Profile

  8. I followed both on Twitter!
    Athena @ Fitness & Feta recently posted..Happy ThanksgivingMy Profile

  9. Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes

    I tweeted!

  10. Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes

    I follow on Pinterest!

  11. Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes

    And on twitter!

  12. Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes

    This is seriously my new pregnancy craving so I want to try the milk chocolate!!!

  13. Dawn

    You should download Next Issue for your iPad. I think you get a 30 day free trial. I pay $15.00 per month and get over 100 magazine for that price. I swear it’s my favorite app. Have a safe and fun trip.

  14. Definitely dark chocolate for me
    Casey @ Salted Plates recently posted..Thankful in 2013My Profile

  15. I tweeted!
    Casey @ Salted Plates recently posted..Thankful in 2013My Profile

  16. My favorite from the week would have to be helping Scott’s mom cook thanksgiving dinner!! I love cooking 🙂
    My mom loves popcorn and this would be an awesome gift for her.
    Alex @ Alex Runs For Food recently posted..Happy Thanksgiving 2013My Profile

  17. Following you both on twitter
    Alex @ Alex Runs For Food recently posted..Happy Thanksgiving 2013My Profile

  18. Following you both on pinterest
    Alex @ Alex Runs For Food recently posted..Happy Thanksgiving 2013My Profile

  19. Amy C

    I would love to try milk chocolate! Yumm

  20. Dark chocolate and caramel, of course. Is that a serious question!?!??!?!

    Actually I’m also commenting to say the make your own cereal looks really good – thanks for the link!

  21. White chocolate caramel popcorn sounds delicious – perfect sweet/salty combo!
    Ashley@cupcakesncrunches recently posted..Family Time & First DatesMy Profile

  22. i follow you both on twitter.
    Kendra recently posted..a wedding, a birthday and a rock show!My Profile

  23. i am a huge dark chocolate gal, so that would be my first choice. this seriously looks delicious!
    Kendra recently posted..a wedding, a birthday and a rock show!My Profile

  24. OF COURSE I follow you on Twitter! 🙂

  25. I now follow you on Pinterest as well! Why was I never following you before?!?!
    Stephanie@nowirun.com recently posted..December ChallengesMy Profile

  26. And now: I am following Popsations on Pinterest, too!! 🙂
    Cute giveaway!
    Congrats on becoming a consultant 🙂
    Stephanie@nowirun.com recently posted..December ChallengesMy Profile

  27. Definitely dark chocolate!! Yum!
    Michelle @ Tales of a Fit Kitty Mama recently posted..Giving ThanksMy Profile

  28. I already follow you on twitter, but now I follow Popsations as well!
    Michelle @ Tales of a Fit Kitty Mama recently posted..Giving ThanksMy Profile

  29. Katie M

    The milk chocolate sounds tasty!

  30. Katie M

    I Follow Popsations and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

  31. Katie M

    I Follow Popsations and Running4Cupcakes on Pinterest.

  32. The Popsations look amazing! I would love to try the milk chocolate 🙂
    I hope you are having an amazing vacation! I am loving the beach and ocean pictures!! Enjoy every minute of it!!
    Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living recently posted..Hello, DecemberMy Profile

  33. Lorie D

    I follow you on Twitter

  34. Lorie D

    I follow Popsations on Twitter

  35. Lorie D

    I really want to try it all but especially the milk chocolate.

  36. RJ

    I’d love to try the white cheddar Popsations, but all of the flavors LOOK so good!

  37. Melissa L.

    I would like to try the Classic Cheddar popcorn. Thanks for the giveaway!