Weekend Recap and Target / Trader Joe’s Gift Card Giveaway!

23 Apr

This weekend was really fun.  I wish it wasn’t over, but before we know it, it will be Friday again…

On Friday, Keith and I hung out around the house and had a low key night.  We ended up watching We Bought a Zoo and both really liked it.  Every now and again we like watching feel good movies and this definitely fit the bill.

Saturday was jam packed.  We hit the gym first thing in the morning then came home and walked the dog, laid out in the sun (it was in the mid 80s!  I love it!), played with the baby and went out for an appetizer.  After our appetizer we walked around town for a bit before heading home.  I had a little Pinot Grigio and we made chicken sandwiches for dinner.

On Sunday morning, we went out for breakfast where I had a delicious omelet and the rest of the day was spent playing with the baby, walking the dog and just relaxing.  I actually napped for a few hours during the day and although I love naps, they are just really hard for me to take.  I always lay there thinking of what I should be doing. 

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WORKOUT

I only got in three workouts last week (two of them were longer than usual) and was kind of disappointed in myself since there were no excuses except I didn’t feel like working out.  Every now and again I just need to take a few days off to rejuvenate myself again.  I’m not sure why I was so lazy last week, but this week I’m hoping to do the opposite!  Smile

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EATS

Some eats from the weekend!

I ate this breakfast three out of the last four days!  My new favorite!  Ezekiel English muffin with spinach, egg and salsa!  So good!  Also in the pic is a glass of homemade grapefruit orange juice.

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Monster salad!

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Banana Berry Smoothie.  I’ve been loving these!

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GIVEAWAY!

Okay, onto the giveaway!  Since I’ve had my blog now for over a year and a half I wanted to do something fun for you guys and give you something back!  You all make blogging so much fun for me and I love reading all your comments and emails that I receive! 

So to say thank you for supporting my blog, I’m having a fun giveaway that includes some of my favorite things!

My five favorite bars of the moment!

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Anastasia of Beverly Hills Lash Genius, and Tinted Brow Gel!  I love this brand!

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$25 gift card to either Target or Trader Joe’s, your choice!

There are three ways to enter the giveaway.  You can do one or all three!

  1. Subscribe to my RSS feed and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  2. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway linking back to this post and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  3. Answer one of the following questions below:
  • How was your weekend?  What was the best part?
  • Do you like naps?  Do you take them often?
  • Target gift card or Trader Joes gift card, what would you pick?

 

**This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end Sunday April 29th.  I will announce the winner next Monday morning (April 30).**

 

 

 

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109 Responses to “Weekend Recap and Target / Trader Joe’s Gift Card Giveaway!”

  1. Shanna, like Banana April 23, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    You are in my Google Reader (of course!!!)

  2. Shanna, like Banana April 23, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Trader Joe’s please ;)
    And no to naps..wish I could, but never been able to.

  3. Claire @ Live & Love to Eat April 23, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Of course I subscribe! :)

  4. Claire @ Live & Love to Eat April 23, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Just tweeted!

  5. Claire @ Live & Love to Eat April 23, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I’d probably pick the Target giftcard since TJ’s already has amazing prices. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. nicole April 23, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I just subscribed!

  7. nicole April 23, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I would love the TJ’s gift card! It would give me the push I need to get my booty over there! Its about 30 minutes away so the gift card would make it worth it!

  8. nicole April 23, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Already follow you on twitter! Thanks for the awesome give away!

  9. Katie Bearden April 23, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Target please :)
    I haven’t napped since college!

  10. loftyappetite April 23, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    yaay a giveaway! I already have you on my RSS reader :)

  11. loftyappetite April 23, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted!

  12. loftyappetite April 23, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    And I cannot for the life of me take a nap, no matter how hard I try. I”m sure having a baby would change that though (I hope!!) and if I win I would love a Target giftcard! :)

  13. jill April 23, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    you are already on my google reader!

  14. jill April 23, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    that salad looks amazing, what did you put on it?

    can you also breakdown the berrie smoothie for me?

    trader joes please?

    when you say cliff monster bars are you referring to the builder bars? i’ve been trying to figure that out for the longest :)

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life April 24, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      The salad was spring mix, cherry tomatoes, avocado, green bell pepper, cucumbers, chicken breast, gorgonzola cheese and chickpeas. Topped with a homemade salad dressing (extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, sea salt, pepper and lots of minced garlic).

      The smoothie was 1 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup mixed antioxident berry mix (I get this at Costco and it is all organic), 1 frozen banana, 1 handful of spinach (optional), 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, handful of ice cubes.

      And yes, I call builder bars monster bars all the time! I don’t know why I call them that! My husband always gets confused too when I aske if he wants me to buy him some monster bars!

  15. Aubreylaine April 23, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    I would choose the target card, because, unfortunately, we do not have Trader Joe’s where I live.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  16. Julie April 23, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    So glad I came upon your blog while I was pregnant! It’s been fun following along! I’d pick Trader Joe’s gift card! $25 goes a long way there – I was just there yesterday! :)

  17. Cassie April 23, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I used to take naps all of the time! but now like you I just think of things I could be doing instead! Although every once in a while I do enjoy a nap:)

  18. Cassie April 23, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    I Subscribed!

  19. Linnhe April 23, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    I retweeted your tweet about the giveaway, but my twitter is private so you might not see it. (linnherk) I am already a subscriber, of course!
    To answer the question, “How was your weekend? What was the best part?”
    I had a great weekend! I went to Woodstock, NY, about an hour away from me to spend the weekend with a friend and it was a blast. I was hesitant to go because some of it was a little out of my comfort zone, and I had so much to do, but I decided sometimes it’s more important to live your life than to live your planner. We toured the town, went on some beautiful hikes, and experienced some downtown Woodstock. Loved it.

  20. tcarolinep April 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    RSS feed subscriber

  21. tcarolinep April 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #
  22. tcarolinep April 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Target would be great.

  23. Jenny April 23, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I loved We Bought a Zoo!!!

    • sweetlyvegan April 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      me too!! Chase and I both cried at the end!! haha

  24. purelyemily April 23, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed through my Google reader

  25. purelyemily April 23, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Trader Joes all the way!

  26. Rebecca April 23, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    The Trader Joe’s gift card, for sure! I’m a broke college student in NYC so I take all the help I can get :)!

  27. Lisa@HealthyDiaries April 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    you’re already in my google reader!

  28. Lisa@HealthyDiaries April 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    I follow you on twitter and I just tweeted!

  29. Lisa@HealthyDiaries April 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I LOVE naps and have been trying to take as many as I can before baby comes! I used to feel guilty about taking them, but not anymore! :-)

  30. exactlife April 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    What. Nice thing to do! I love naps and usually take at least one a week while the little guy sleeps. I love trader joes, I could spend all my money there on their chocolate alone!!

  31. Patricia Crowley April 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I subscribe in my Google Reader to your RSS!

  32. Patricia Crowley April 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I follow you on twitter as @tcrowley122 and tweeted!

  33. Patricia Crowley April 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    My Weekend was fun…best part was my nephew’s 2nd birthday party, watching him open his presents!
    I don’t usually take naps unless I’m sick!
    I would choose the Target card!

  34. Tammy April 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    I would choose a Target gift card because I could get anything needed at the moment for myself or the kids. I really enjoy taking naps because they make a big difference in my energy level – even a half hour helps. This weekend was a very busy one but so is this week!

  35. Jamie @ Food in Real Life April 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    You’re in my reader!

  36. Jamie @ Food in Real Life April 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Trader Joe’s all the way! Love that place :)

  37. Priya April 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I have you on my RSS feeds.. for my regular dose of baby cuteness n mommy tips! :-)

    I would prefer a target card now just coz I feel like we could get quiet a few baby items there..

  38. Elena April 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I would pick Trader Joe’s gift card. Thank you!

  39. Elena April 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    follow you on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/194532931652435968

  40. HollieisFueledByLOLZ April 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Oh girl what a great giveaway. I would have to choose Target because we don’t have any trader joes in my area. :( Though target is the best-so no complaints here!

  41. HollieisFueledByLOLZ April 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    I subscribe to your blog through bloglovin.com. I hope that counts! :)

  42. Jamie April 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Even though I frequent Trader Joes more often, a Target gift card would be nice! I am 12 weeks pegnant so napping is my middlle name! = )

  43. Megan April 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Your weekend sounds like it was nice and relaxing, I’m jealous of the 80 degree weather since we had snow in the forecast for today!! I’d probably choose a TJ’s gift card over Target, although I wind up making impulse buys at both, a little dent into what I normally spend would make it more fun

  44. Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey April 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I would pick Target, because unfortunately, we don’t have a TJ’s near us! :( boooo!! but I LOVE TJ’s!!

  45. Natalie April 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Tough question, but I would go with the Target card!

  46. Jen W. April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Nope – not a napper either. Always feel too guilty about taking the time for me. Prefer to take a nice long walk around the neighborhood – weather pending!

  47. Cindy A. April 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    I subscribe via Yahoo reader. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway! :)

  48. Cindy A. April 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter (@normawatson) and tweeted about the giveaway.

  49. Cindy A. April 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I would choose the fabulous Target gift card. I am counting the days until Shops at Target begins. Woo-hoo!

  50. Rachel Kaser April 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Although I love Trader Joes, I would have to go with Target! Lately I have been shopping there a lot, partly because my fiancé and I are expecting a little one of our own. I’ve been following your blog since your pregnancy and love your style! Especially love the restoration hardware nursery!

  51. Chrissy R. April 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted!

  52. Chrissy R. April 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I subscribe to your RSS feed!

  53. Chrissy R. April 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    My weekend was awesome! My hubby and I did a 5k with friends (which turned into a 10k when we “cooled down”) and then I had a girly afternoon complete with seeing “The Lucky One.” It was a fabulous weekend! :)

  54. Jennifer Marie April 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    email subscriber

  55. Jennifer Marie April 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    following you on twitter and tweeted

  56. Jennifer Marie April 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    I would pick the Target gift card! I would love to buy my kids some new summer clothes!

  57. hhmorgan22 April 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I suscribe to your RSS feed

  58. hhmorgan22 April 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    I would pick the trader joes card!!

  59. hhmorgan22 April 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    I follow you are twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway :)

  60. sweetlyvegan April 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Glad you had such a nice weekend!! That citrus drink (smoothie) I have incorporated back into my diet…screw heartburn! but I think the grapefruit in it is the key ingredient! I love the tartness and I think it really helps keep my blood sugar in check… I notice when I use grapefruit in my smoothies I have less cravings for sweets or any junk food later… do u notice that too?
    Our weekend was great! Went out for dinner Friday night, Saturday relaxed, and Sunday went out for brunch! Kinda like your weekend :) We didn’t pack anything yet… the owners of the house thru in more “conditions” so we are still negotiating….. and I am running out of time! Ut oh. baby and the move are running neck and neck.
    I like naps… but they always escape me. Like you again (lol) I have too many other things on my mind that I could be doing.
    I would have to go with Trader Joe’s for the gift card… I’m there once a week! Btw cool gift giveaway idea… I think I might have to do one, one of these days!

  61. kristin April 24, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    I don’t love naps but I will take them tometimes in the late afternoon if the baby didn’t sleep well the night before.

  62. Emma April 24, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE naps and am trying to squeeze in as many as possible before our little girl arrives mid-July. However, I’m finding sleeping to more of a chore than a relaxing time now that I’m into my 7th month. Each side hip stings after about 30 minutes on it and we can’t lay on our backs. All totally worth it though!

  63. Stephanie Henry April 24, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    My weekend was great! I actually did something at the gym I never do and was successful! Really proud of myself for RUNNING!!! I am not a runner and do not care for it much, but I took myself out of my comfort zone and sprinted on the treadmill of course and did not die and felt great afterward. I am not a thin person, but am amazed at what I can do physically after training for four months on this continuous journey to create a healthier me. I like having a new mindset and taking some time to focus on myself instead of always on my husband on four children. I am hoping my lead and example will help them in their lifestyle choices!! Thanks you for your blog and encouragement as well as education.
    Of course Trader Joe’s would be my choice!!

  64. mupuckl April 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    my weekend was exhausting but fun filled. went to bed very early sunday night and had the luxury of almost 12 hours of sleep, now I am recharged

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  65. mupuckl April 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars
    I tweeted your giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  66. Alicia April 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Subscribed! :-D

  67. Alicia April 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Following you on twitter & tweeted!

  68. Alicia April 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Trader joe’s all the way!!!

  69. Sarah R April 25, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    I wish Trader Joe’s but we don’t have one in Austin so Target is wonderful!!

  70. Sarah R April 25, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    I don’t have Twitter but you are in my Google Reader!

  71. Sarah R April 25, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    I follow your blog via email:) Thanks for the giveaways!

  72. Kristin April 25, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Love this giveaway! Although I love Trader Joes, I would have to go for the Target gift card, since our Trader Joes isn’t open yet (coming soon to Boulder!!). Love your blog!!

  73. Elena V April 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Kjirsten, thank you for the generous giveaway! And your monstrous salad made me hungry :) It looks great! I follow you via RSS as Elena V.

  74. Elena V April 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    My weekend was great. I had a friend come visit from another state and we went yard sale-ing together. Scored an Ellie Tahari dress for $3!

  75. Julie April 26, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    email subscriber thanks :)

  76. Julie April 26, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    like the target card

  77. Meagan April 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I hunk I would go with Trader Joes!

    • Meagan April 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      Darn auto correct!! LOL I meant think!

  78. Meagan April 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    T

    • Meagan April 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      Meant to say I’m a subscriber!

  79. Meagan April 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Tweet!

  80. Nissa April 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I take naps occasionally. Usually only if I’m sick or didn’t get much sleep the night before. Or if I’m really bored.

  81. Janice Cooper April 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    RSS subscriber via yahoo

  82. Janice Cooper April 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Would love the Target gift card

  83. Janice Cooper April 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    I follow you on twitter @disneyfan40 and tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/196431722462720001

  84. Linz April 29, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    i twitter followed and tweeted! i loooooove trader joe’s!!!

  85. Sarah April 29, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    I subscribed. Im so excited to start reading your blog!

  86. Linz April 29, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    i would definitely pick trader joe’s! i love target, but a girl’s gotta eat!!! :) :)

  87. Sarah April 29, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I live next to a Target, but unfortunately the closest Trader Joe’s is in the next state. I hate living in WV, it is impossible to get delicious healthy treats with no whole foods or TJ’s. So I guess I would choose Target.

  88. Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 29, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Two great gift card options! I know I’d use both so it is a tough choice…but I think I’d go with the trader joe one!

  89. patriciastreeter April 29, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I am following you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway! Also, I spent most of the weekend working on two post for Magnify Your Style. Baking brownies and window shopping for my new apartment.

  90. kbwood April 29, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Subscribed!!!

  91. kbwood April 29, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Subscribed!!

  92. kbwood April 29, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Follow you on twitter!

  93. kbwood April 29, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    I would def pick trader joes! Although I love target.. You just can’t beat Trader joes!! This is a great giveaway.. Thank you!

  94. sarah1252 April 29, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I’d choose the Target gift card (only because there is no Trader Joe’s here… sad times)

  95. sarah1252 April 29, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    I follow you on Twiiter and I tweeted!! I’m https://twitter.com/#!/sarahRgoode

  96. Brittany April 29, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Trader Joe’s is my second home so I would have to choose good ol’ TJ’s! :)

  97. rawveganincollege April 29, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Subscribed to your blog! and I love trader joes!!

  98. Jordan D. April 29, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Trader Joe’s, hands down! I’m obsessed lol.

  99. Billie Jean Grych April 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Subscribed to your blog!

  100. Billie Jean Grych April 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Tweeted!

  101. Billie Jean Grych April 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    I would choose the Target gift card. Sadly, I don’t live ANYWHERE near a Trader Joe’s, but have heard great things about it and can’t wait to visit one!

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