The Longest Day and a Giveaway!

Happy Longest Day of the Year! I got schooled on the summer solstice today, click here for some fun information and facts! My fondest memory of this day was back in college. It’s one of my best friends birthdays today and we went out for her 21st birthday. Your truly got completely wrecked and she ended up being DD on her own birthday while I decided to get rid of the liquor consumed that night via mouth with the window rolled down on the way home. She drove to the gas station right after that and was hosing off the car……at 2A….on her birthday (not my greatest moment in friend history) and whole doing so I was laughing, pointing at different “spots” she missed and letting her know so. She’s forgiven me but doesn’t let me forget about this night.

And did you know this Friday is Take Your Dog To Work Day? I think if people are allowed to take their kids to work, dog owners like me should be able to their dogs to work on this day. I am sure my company wouldn’t be too keen on the idea but Lincoln would absolutely love it. I could even put up one of those baby gates at my desk and let Lincoln ply in my space. If not, he is very lovable, he would probably go up to people in their cubes and sit in their laps. He would spread joy to everyone!

Speaking of……one of my co-workers came in today with his baby. Edit….his sick baby. I was petting the baby (b/c I don’t know how to interact with them so I pet them like a dog) and he was like “Yeah, I brought him in because he’s running a fever”. Naturally, I jumped back and reached for the sanitizer but doesn’t anyone see something  wrong with this picture? He was only there for an hour but bringing your sick baby into work? Not cool at all. When I get sick, I get really sick. I surpass over a cold, I get bronchitis or a sinus infection and I don’t get a stomach bug, I get a full on flu. Plus with me going to NYC next wk (I can’t believe it’s almost here!!!), the last thing I need is getting sick. So here’s to sanitizing my hands every hour and filling up on my vitamins. On a happier note, I rocked my cute dress I bought a few months ago. This was my first time wearing it and it was so comfy. I think I looked pretty cute as well, everyone kept asking me if I had an interview and what the special occasion was though. But I looked like a lady….oh how looks can be deceiving.

I’m going to pair up with my red heels next time I wear it. I hate being on a limited closet right now with all my stuff, packed and ready to go!

Blueberry was yet again the theme for my breakfast—I had Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch and a grande Pike from Starbucks.

I had a big salad for lunch with baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and turkey topped with T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch with half a packet of Sea Salt Somersaults

Did anyone watch True Blood last night? I have been catching mine online since my cable company finally caught onto the fact I was getting the HBO for free and desperately miss True Blood and Entourage. I am hoping to watch it tonight or sometime this week so I can catch up on its juiciness! I read five of the Charlaine Harris books (which the series is based on of and I highly recommend and was always Team Bill but after seeing the show I’ve converted—Team Eric all the way. Rawr.

For dinner, I made Chicken Fried Rice.

I am not a fan of frozen veggies at all but I am trying to clean out my freezer and used half a bag of stir fry vegetables


In lieu of me moving, I have a lot to pack up and get rid of at the same time. What does this mean for those reading? A giveaway!

I’m giving away some random stuff but it’s all fun and I am sure someone will enjoy it  :)

Package O’ Love includes:

*Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisp Variety Box

*Chocolate Cheerios Single Serving Box

*Giuseppe’s Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Mix

*Peach Crystal Light (almost full box, I wasn’t a huge fan of the flavor but know a lot of other people like it)

*Kashi Chewy Cookies N Cream Bar

*Coke Zero Pedometer

*Raw Revolution Cashew and Agave Nectar Bar

*Blue Diamond Almonds 100 Calorie Pack

*Two Packs Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs

Multiple ways to win:

1) Leave a Comment telling me your favorite book

2) Favorite new song

2) Link this contest back to your blog and let me know

Contest runs up until midnight EST on Thursday and I will announce a randomly selected winner  (via on Friday (Residents of US and Canada please) good luck all!


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  1. ahhh a fun giveaway! yipee skippy!

    fav book….lol. i am reading a book called, japanese women dont get fat. not my fav, but clearly entertaining…well sort of.

    i cant even think of my favorite book. does forever by judy blume count? lol. yes i am a dork….and clearly dating myself.

    anywhosies….glad your packing is going well! and i agree on bringing the dog to work day!

    enjoy the rest of your monday evening!

  2. omg you pet the baby!? hahahahah i LOVE this! babyies kinda scare me too.

    so weird, bc i wore a fancier dress than normal and everyone kept asking me when my interview or hot date was!! weird! at least we both looked hot!!!

    oooh the giveaway! i need this!! my favorite book is Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen. soo good.

  3. my favorite new song is country. ok it’s not new but i really like “she’s country” by jason aldean. i can’t believe i’m admitting that. i hope you like country too and don’t think i’m a freak!!

  4. I used to work at the American Heart Association and we had a bring your dog to work day. It got a little out of control at times…dog fights in the lunch room :/ Favorite book? Hmmmm, I’m a big fan of Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver (or anything Kingsolver really).

  5. that dress is soooo adorable!! and that rice looks yum! I definately recommend reading the rest of the true blood books. I just reread all of them before reading the last book that came out a few wks ago. I am team eric! Thanks for the giveaway- I would have to say right now my favorite book is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (oldie but goodie)!

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  7. Work that dress, girl!

    Favorite book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I like to think I was meant to live in the roaring 20s because I look good in a bob.
    Favorite New Song: “Monster” by Lady Gaga. I imagine I am dancing with Vampire Eric when I listen to it.

  8. Infidel or An Imperfect Offering; Humanitarianism in the 21 century by Dr. James Orbinski!!!
    Nice giveaway! I’ve been dying to try the new Crystal Light skin essentials!

  9. i love this giveaway
    I love the way you look in that dress. sexy momma

    i have several favorite books. Im a TwiHard… so all of those books (some more than others), Emily Giffin Novels (met her and LOVE her), Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham

    i am loving Bullet proof… and OMG…. and Din Daa Daa.

  10. It is so hard to choose a favorite book. I think I have a new favorite with each new book I read. But one of my favorites has to be The Perks of being a Wallflower. I first read it in high school and I think I have read it several times since then. I have to include Tuesdays with Morrie as well. I read it whenever I’m going through a tough time and it always helps get me through.

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  13. Hmm. My favorite book would have to be Eat Pray Love. It’s really inspirational and definitely made me want to go get fat off of Italian food in Italy. I’m still planning that trip (it’ll probably happen in about 5 years haha) but ya… it’s definitely a great book.

  14. has to be a book i can read ALL THE TIME: which would be “these happy golden years” by laura ingalls wilder. it’s a great read, and i love her descriptions of the meals that the family eats together.

    dynamite by taio cruz, or count on me with big time rush and jordin sparks

  15. gah. alexander skarsgard is so dreamy! and i love that it is take your dog to work day coming up! when i got penny, she got to come to work with me for a whole MONTH! it was awesome. my work is very pet-friendly and my dogs visit all the time :) hooray for giving stuff away when you move! i did this type of giveaway last weekend. i plan to do many more! they are a great way to get rid of stuff.


  16. Favorite book: The People of Paper (it will change your life)

    Favorite song as of late: The Best of Times – Page Francis

    Love this giveaway, for real!

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  19. my favorite book is Swan House by Elisabeth Musser. No, wait. my favorite book is Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. No- Breaking Free by Gene Roth. No; I like them all and they’re all different. I have a favorite of the week, I think!

    PS: where can I get that dress for me? I love it

  20. My favorite book would be……….hmmmmm…….thinking……..something by Daniel Steel???? I’m not a big book reader.
    My FAV new song is Nothing on You, by B.O.B., I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!! Hey, and I’m excited that I was turned on to your blog! I love it also! Now I’m off to post your link on my blog about your giveaway.

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  22. Yum, all your eats look fabulous! And what a wonderful give-away :)

    My favorite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I read it during my Freshmen year of highschool… and I guess it inspired a rennasance of myself. I’ve read many wonderful books since, but nothing comes close to Wallflower’s complex, yet innocent nature.

  23. As far as songs go? I’ve been in love with Iris, by the Goo Goo Dolls, since the first time I ever heard it. Infact, I repeat the lyrics over in my head during tough races as sort of a mental relaxation method.

  24. Favorite book is at the moment Mindhunter. I’m a sucker for criminal profiling and fortunately I love my major enough to read this in my spare time!

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