Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taking Care of Yourself - A Giveaway

I am a big proponent of moms getting a little "me time" at least once a week. Whether that solitary time is at the grocery store, the library, a coffee shop or hanging out with friends, Me Time is a must. Sadly, Me Time in your own home can be hard to come by at times.

Last week I got a big box from the folks at MyBlogSpark and Yoplait. Inside the box were some items to help me get some Me Time here at home! Inside was a nifty little spa/pampering set and a couple of coupons to try the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt for free.


I've been curious about Greek Yogurt for a while now, but have never gotten around to trying it. I'll be honest, the price is a little high for my liking. I'm used to paying 10 to 15 cents a cup for yogurt so seeing cups selling for $1 or more each was a bit shocking. You know what though? After trying the Yoplait Greek Yogurt I'll definitely be splurging on this stuff once in a while!

I shared the first cup, honey vanilla flavor, with my sister (she'd never had it before either) and we both agreed that while the texture is a bit different (thicker and yet slightly grainy or dry feeling on your tongue) it's quite good. And for 12 grams of protein per cup we'll put up with the odd texture! A couple of days later I tried the strawberry flavor mixed with some low-fat granola for breakfast. Talk about a breakfast power house - 18 grams or protein and 7 grams of fiber in that bowl of yogurt and granola! My sister also mentioned she'd heard that Greek Yogurt is awesome on your face, as a mask.

Would you like to receive your own gift box from MyBlogSpark and Yoplait? Here's how:

Do one or all of the following to enter, leaving a separate entry for each
  1. How do you currently take care of yourself?
  2. Become a follower of this blog or tell me if you already are.
  3. Visit the blog of another commenter, leave them a comment and then leave another here!
Contest ends Monday, the 19th at 6pm and the winner will be announced Tuesday morning. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize or an alternate will be picked. Coupon for free Yoplait is not valid in some states, including: CA, ID, LA, MN, NV, NJ, ND and TN. You're still welcome to win the spa gift pack though!


If you're curious about Greek Yogurt and want to give it a shot now, you can follow this link for a .30 off coupon!
 

27 comments:

Lindsay said...

#1) How do I currently take care of myself? Well, I'm not a mommy, but I still take time for myself out of my stressful days as a full-time student and working 34 hours a week. I have gone into 100% natural hair-care for myself which includes using ZERO shampoo. I thoroughly enjoy trying new natural recipes on my hair and sometimes find wonderful 100% natural recipes for skin care that I try out as well. It is very relaxing for me to mix up lovely concoctions of sweet-smelling essential oils and other regular household ingredients and massaging them into my scalp for a chemical-free clean. I love sitting in a bathtub with lavendar castile soap scents filling the room and relax while getting a lovely skin treatment with the natural oils.
I know that once I become a mommy (one day down the road) the opportunity to do things like that will be few and far between, so I do it as often as I can now. :)

Lindsay said...

I am already a follower of the blog, and come here EVERY day. :)

Charity Donovan said...

I try to get enough rest.

Charity Donovan said...

I'm a follower.

Charity Donovan said...

I went to "Our Life w/ Twins" and left a comment.

Lindsay said...

oh, and i took down my blog, so choose another commenter to comment on. i will wait for someone else to comment before i can meet the #3 requirements. :)))

Lindsay said...

Left a comment over at The Donovan Clan. :)

shell46 said...

I go to Zumba class. It is great me time and a great workout.

shell46 said...

I follow!

CJ Sime said...

I just started drinking Slim fast. I don't do it as a meal replacement, but it has some SERIOUS nutrients and in just the month that I have been drinking it i have noticed a BIG difference in my hair and nails.

CJ Sime said...

I am a google reader subscriber. Does that count?!

CJ Sime said...

Commented on Shell46's blog.

(BTW that is a great idea for an entry!!!!!!!)

cpullum said...

I have 30 mintues of me time a day!
I read or walk.
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I relax and read a book while the boys nap :) Unfortunately with hubby in school full time and working full time it is hard for me to get out of the house alone so I enjoy my alone time while the house is quiet!

jillk77 at aol dot com

PS- I have to be anonymous because I somehow deleted my blogger account :(

Anonymous said...

I am a follower!

jillk77 at aol dot com

Hannah said...

Left a comment on Simply Simonsons.

Hannah said...

My sis-in-law and I go out for pedicure and dinner date every couple of months (she has also been my BFF since junior high school). It feels like the long lost "before kiddos ruled our world" days. I also try to give myself 30 minutes to relax after the boys go down for a nap before I start chores or dinner.

Brenda B. said...

boo to not being able to use the coupon, but I'd be up for the pamper treatment :)

I pamper myself/get "me" time when I go for my morning run, the occasional bubble bath and the occasional scrapbook day.

Brenda B. said...

Blog follower

JO said...

I follow your blog!

Jo

www.teensandtriplets.com

JO said...

I read almsot every evening, rather than tv - especially history and historical fiction. I enjoy it and it is something I do for me.

JO

www.teensandtriplets.com

JO said...

I left a comment for CJ Sime - also following her blg now too.

JO www.teensandtriplets.com

SwanFamily said...

I like to take time after the kids are in bed to read a magazine or surf the web. It is just time for me to think about other things besides being a mom. I also like to get coffee with friends, that is probably my number one way of taking care of myself.

SwanFamily said...

Helen I have been a follower, but not a registered one, now I am! :)
Christy (WW)

SwanFamily said...

I commented on CJ Sime's page. :)

brossettelewis said...

1. Take care of myself? I bathe daily, does that count? :P

brossettelewis said...

I follow.

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