Friday, December 20, 2013

Beats by Dre Dre Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered!  I loved so many of the "power songs" and will definitely be adding them to my playlist.

But I know the REAL reason you're reading this, and that is to see if you are the winner of the giveaway!

The winner is -

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Congrats Carson! Please send me an email with your mailing address and product of your choice from here in the next 48 hours.

If I do not hear from Carson I will choose another winner.

Thanks again!

Until next time,


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Beats by Dr Dre Review + Giveaway (closed)

Disclaimer: I was offered a complimentary set of Beats by Dr. Dre earbuds in exchange for a review and giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Before a run or a workout, one of the first things I do is grab my headphones so I can jam out to some music during exercise.  Hearing the upbeat music keeps me motivated and even helps with my cadence.

I’ve been using yurbuds but am always open to checking out new products.  Staples was kind enough to offer me a pair of Beats by Dr Dre headphones of my choice (up to $250 value) to review and share my thoughts on.  I chose the urbeats in-ear headphones as they had a feature that my yurbuds do not - the ability to answer phone calls and control my music all from the cable.

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I’ve read good things about the urbeats headphones so I couldn’t wait to try them out!  I had intended on using them during the Esprit de She 5k back in November, but silly me forgot to check how they fit in my ear…too big :(  Luckily, they come with 4 different size ear bud attachments, so you’re bound to find one that fits your ear like a glove!

I always have an issue with the cord on my headphones getting crazy tangled up.  These ear buds have tangle free cords AND came with a handy little pouch to store them in when you aren’t using them.  Super clever!  I also love that they come with a clip to help manage the excess cable during your workouts.  I always have an issue with figuring out where to tuck the extra cable so it doesn't get in my way - the clip makes that so much easier.


Once I found the perfect size ear bud for my body, I took them for a spin on the stair climber at the gym.  They.Didn’t.Budge!  The sound quality was also fantastic.  I couldn’t hear anyone else around me on their machines or their conversations.   I love having the volume adjustment on the cord as well.  It’s so much easier to use than using the volume control on my phone.  Answering phone calls is easily done from the cable without having to fumble to pull an ear bud out and pick up your phone to your ear.  (I forgot to take a picture of myself at the gym, but I’m using them now to listen to Christmas music while I type up this post!)


Want a pair of your own?  Staples has graciously offered the winner of my giveaway their choice of Beats by Dr Dre product (up to $250 value) from here.  I know you’re probably busy buying gifts for friends and loved ones, so why not take a shot and enter to win something for yourself, right?

Enter using the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway will begin on Wednesday, December 11, and end at midnight on Friday, December 20.  The winner will be announced by Friday afternoon.

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Good luck!

Until next time,

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Last month I received an email from Chobani telling me they were going to travel across the country to meet some of their fans, and they wanted to make me one of their stops.

Say wha???

I emailed back enthusiastically willing to participate!

Well….the day was today…and it was #ChotallyAwesome!

I didn’t have a large group of people who were able to come…but two of my new running friends, Kevin and Cathy, were able to come by and participate in the fun!  We were sitting in my living room and heard what sounded like a large truck.  We went outside and saw the Chobani truck parking outside my house!

That’s right…the truck came to me!

IMG_7545 I met Lee and Joe, the guys behind the wheel of the Cho Truck (if you’re reading…hi guys!)  They were awesome and let me be a dork and take pictures with the truck (I took some with them but they turned out to be too dark) :( 

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We chatted a bit along with Kevin and Cathy, and then Joe and Lee gave me a goody bag from Chobani complete with a signed card welcoming me to the Chobani family, a beanie, a bracelet, water bottle, and glass Chobani cup along with FOUR CASES OF CHOBANI!!!  I was overwhelmed and surprised!

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Then Joe took me over to do a quick little interview for a video they’ll be putting together once the Cho truck is done with its tour.  I was a bit put on the spot so I was all over the place, but I trust that Chobani has excellent people that work in their media department and won’t make me look like a babbling Southern girl! :)  I’ll make sure to post the video when I know that it’s done!

Kevin and Cathy didn’t walk away empty handed – they also got 4 case to take home and enjoy!

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Not too long after we bid farewell to our new friends as they headed off to get some rest…they have more events in Atlanta to share the Chobani love with tomorrow and Wednesday!

Now it was time for me to make some room in the fridge for all this goodness!  I got Strawberry, Blueberry, Orange Vanilla, and Key Lime flavors…yum!

I know the hubby and I wouldn’t be able to get through all this so I’ll be taking some to work to share with my coworkers, some to my parents house this weekend to share with them, and enjoy some for myself.

My favorite part was receiving the card from the employees of Chobani – I’ll be hanging this in my cube at work tomorrow -

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Chobani – a HUGE THANK YOU for stopping by my house and sharing Chobani with me and my friends.  You guys rock and I look forward to working with you in the future!!

Have you tried Chobani?  What’s your favorite flavor?

Until next time,

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Friday, December 6, 2013


So's been nothing but crickets and cobwebs around here....and for that I'm sorry.

It's time to dust off the cobwebs and feed the crickets to my lizards (we have two bearded dragons and a leopard gecko) and get back to sharing with you guys!

I've hit the gym a couple of times but not nearly as much as I should be.  I need to get my ass in gear and just do it!

It's going to be a busy weekend for me - tomorrow morning I'm running the Jingle Jog 5k with Ramona and Sharon, then it's home to shower and cook because we're hosting a Christmas party for some friends tomorrow night!

I have lots of recaps to share with you as well as catching back up with my Foodie Fridays...what better time of year than now to share some tasty recipes?

Thanks for sticking around and i promise I'll be back!

Until next time,