My Favorite Things Giveaway

By , January 25, 2010 4:55 am

Well, after keeping it the same for over 2 years… I finally switched up my wordpress theme! Many of you asked to see more color here, and to make the text easier to read, so I hope this is a step in the right direction. Click over from reader and let me know what you think! (Also, I am still working on the questions you left for me.)

I came up with (what I thought was) a good idea for a giveaway – a “My Favorite Things” giveaway. Not, not the Julie Andrews’ My Favorite Things, but my personal, favorite things!

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite snacks with a reader! And I am not sponsored by any of these items (ha!), I just love them and want to share the love. These are snacks that always hit the spot for me (yes, even the fifth item, if I can stick to one serving!).

Included in this Giveaway*:

  • Iced Oatmeal Raisin Luna Bar
  • Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar
  • Original Mild Stonewall’s Jerquee
  • Chocolate Chip Peanut Odwalla Bar
  • Dots**
  • Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter from PB&Co.

I wish I could include more! Like my favorite hummus and some carrots or some Soy Dream French Vanilla! Hee hee.

Contest Rules:

  1. To enter the contest, simply leave a comment below telling me what you would include if you were doing your own “My Favorite Things” giveaway!
  2. To get an extra entry, link to the giveaway in your blog, and leave me another comment linking to your post.
  3. This contest is open until 5:00 PM CST on Sunday, January 31st. I will probably use the old “name out of a hat” drawing to select a winner on Sunday evening. I will announce the winner on Monday, February 1st.
  4. This contest is open to readers everywhere.

Shall I include the gray cat? Ha ha.

*All items are vegan
**I really wanted to get a package of Brach’s Jube Jel Cherry Hearts but I cannot find them ANYWHERE!!!

68 Responses to “My Favorite Things Giveaway”

  1. Hilly says:

    I love the new layout. Seriously!

    My favorite things giveaway would include:
    1.) Atkins Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bar
    2.) Jelly Belly ColdStone Creamery Flavors
    3.) Boca Java Gingerbread Coffee
    4.) Laughing Cow Garlic Herb Cheese
    5.) Rice crackers

  2. Cool Kim… Count me in
    I would include:
    – Larabar Cashew chew
    – Raw Almond Butter
    – Dates & Walnut
    – Rolled Oats
    – Hemp Seed

  3. Shannon says:

    I like you favorite things! I’m in and will link you with my post tonight.
    On my list:
    PB&Co. Dark chocolate dreams
    Coconut Lara bar
    cookie dough!

  4. Yay!! I would love to win this.

    My favorite things would definitely include the PB cookie lara bar, kashi crackers, and trail mix!!

  5. Is the cat included? 😉

    I’d include almond butter, Quaker oats, chocolate chip Clif Bar and dried cranberries. Mmm!

  6. Amy says:

    First of all I love the new look to your blog! By the way I cut and pasted your comments on my blog posts so in a kind of roundabout way they still made it there (thanks for taking the trouble to email them)!

    My favorite things would have to include dark Belgian chocolate praline seashells (I have one each day with my coffee – just one small satisfying bite of dark chocolate with a yummy praline filling – yum yum yum!) Oh yes and a bottle of my favorite Portuguese red wine…(also good with the chocolate)…and a box of Twinings Earl Gray Green Tea, which I have every morning… a big jar of peanut butter and two Larabars: Coconut and Cherry Pie.

  7. Teamarcia says:

    Oh count me in! I’d include your gorgeous kitty Data! Look how beautifully he’s sitting!!! I used to have a kitty very much like Data named Boris.

  8. Kristie says:

    I love the new layout – still similar to the old one but so much brighter!

    Let’s see… I would probably include a Glo bar, Mighty Maple peanut butter, To-Do pad, and a package of those vegan chocolate chip cookies I keep raving about 🙂

  9. Teamarcia says:

    Love your new blog look! Sooo professional. I really need to do something about my hodgpodgy mess.
    You know i’m a follower.

  10. Teamarcia says:

    And I’m linking you to my blog right now.

  11. cindy says:

    Love the new look of your blog !
    My giveaway would include a Lara bar coconut and a pair of smart wool runnng socks.

  12. Karin says:

    Oh I’d love to win because we can’t get these products over here.. 🙂

    I would probably send lindt chocolate balls (to non-vegans), almond butter, bars, brown rice noodles, green tea, dr. hauschka day cream…

    Now that I think about it.. I need to do a giveaway like that as well! So much fun! 🙂

  13. I also love those Odwalla bars!
    If I were doing this giveaway, I’d include: Almond butter, chocolate covered cocoa nibs, granola, almond milk, coconut oil, and under armour lol

  14. OMG, I must try that Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar. Sounds heavenly. If I were putting together a similar gift package, mine would likely include the chocolate peppermint Gu we live by for love runs and bike rides. Yes, even in the summer!

  15. tra says:

    i don’t need to be included in the giveaway ( i like peanut butter, but i don’t like raisins! sorry) but i’ll participate in the “what i would include in my gift package”
    clif builder bar: chocolate
    cocoa mole and coconut cream pie laras
    trader joe’s crunchy unsalted peanut butter
    quaker oat crack, cinnamon.

  16. Linzi says:

    I love the new look! 🙂 And the picture with your kitty is super cute. lol!

  17. suze says:

    I really like the new look!

  18. I’ll trade you some Dots for Data : )

    Hmm…my favorite things are…
    ice cream
    m&ms on ice cream! : )

  19. I love the new layout, and as always the header photo is great!

    If I were to do my favorite things (the healthy version of course and non perishable) it would include:
    1-White Chocolate and Macadamia Luna Bar
    2-Trader Joe’s Fiberful Fruit Leather in Mixed Berry
    3-Betty Crocker Warm Delights in the 150 cal size.
    4-Package of Oat Bran
    5-A box of Brown Sugar and a Bag of Mini Chocolate Chips to go in the oatbran!

    OK so maybe I’ll steal this idea and do a giveaway of my own once your’s is done!

  20. Oh my gosh, when I saw your kitty – reminded me so much of the one we had for 18 years!

    I would include dates, cashew butter, balance bars, Attune bars, Caribou coffee.

  21. Erin says:

    I have got to stop reading blogs when I’m hungry!

    Okay, my favorite things (food-wise) would include:

    1. Rice crackers
    2. Craisins (original flavor)
    3. Decaf Chai tea or Vanilla Rooibos tea
    4. Tiger’s Milk energy bars
    5. Tortilla chips
    6. Jewel brand seltzer water (lime or lemon lime flavor)

  22. Kate says:

    I’m loving the new layout! It’s much brighter and, frankly, I can use all the light I can get these days! 🙂 I’m going to bow out of entering the contest, but what I wouldn’t give for a Double Stuf Oreo right about now … mmmm!

  23. Kim says:

    Ummm, your gray cat looks EXACTLY like my gray cat. Well, mine is fatter, and probably older (going on 11 now). But, still.

    My favorite things:
    1. Mojo bars.
    2. Organic cranberry-apple green tea from Trader Joe’s.
    3. Chocolate soy milk (also from Trader Joe’s).
    4. Z bars (yes, they’re for kids, but so cute and good).
    5. Dark chocolate covered raisins (also from Trader Joe’s).


  24. Vicki says:

    Yes, you should include the cat! 🙂 So cute.

    What a fun idea for a giveaway.

    It I were doing a favorite things giveaway, I would include

    -vegan donuts
    -Peanut Butter Cliff bars
    -Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Pretzels

    among others!

  25. Leah says:

    First – I think the new layout looks great!
    Included in my favorite things:
    PB&Co Dark chocolate peanut butter (JUST discovered it where have I been??)
    Mary’s Crackers
    Chocolate Chip Cliff Bars
    Honey Goat Cheese

  26. lifestudent says:

    Love the new layout – super inviting 🙂 As for my favorite things, I really am not too sure. Does that sound strange? I eat a lot (and mostly not healthy stuff) but nothing I eat I really “love”, its just stuff I shove in my mouth 🙁 These arent really like some other lists, but they are the things I truly enjoy I guess …
    A Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte, on a cold an dreary day
    An ice cold beer, on a hot summer day
    Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich, a Sat night treat
    Cadburry Creme Egg, the whole point of Easter

  27. I ouwld include a peppermint luna bar, trader joes black mango tea and TJ’s Almond butter. Your fav things look extra yummy too.

  28. claire says:

    I went to college with the guy who started/owns Peanut Butter & Co. Didn’t realize his products were available outside NYC. Cool!

    Also had baby carrots for breakfast. Yum.

    My list would be:
    1. Trader Joe’s chocolate orange sticks
    2. Hershey milk chocolate nuggets with almonds
    3. Kirkland’s trail mix (Costco’s brand, though that might be kinda heavy for a giveway 😉
    4. Mini charleston chews
    5. a rare treat, but a stone ground Taza Vanilla Bean Chocolate Mexicano disk. Vegan as far as I can tell, & all organic.

  29. Liz says:

    I haven’t tried any of those items except the DOTS so I want to win just cuz I’m curious to try them!

    For me, I would include:
    Reese’s PB cupsv(not healthy but I love them)
    Fiber One Oats & PB bars
    Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese spread
    Blackstone Pinot Noir wine
    Ranch flavored popcorn seasoning (helps light popcorn taste better)

  30. J says:

    The cat is totally cute! Can that come in this favorite things package giveaway too! lol just kidding!

    And is that picture of you snowshoeing?? Very nice!

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  32. Shannon says:

    Hi Kim. Here’s the link to your giveaway:

    And by the way…I love the new look of the blog. I forgot to mention that earlier 🙂

  33. Your new page is pretty 🙂

    My favorite things:
    1) Mocha Almond Fudge coconut milk ice cream by So Delicious
    2)peanut butter and jelly larabar
    3) itty bitty bundt cakes by whole foods
    4) Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake frozen dinner
    5) Almond Breeze
    6) Kashi Go Lean crunch cereal
    7) Amy’s Indian Vegetable Korma frozen meal
    8) Green&Blacks small dark chocolate bar

  34. I wouldn’t have thought Dots were vegan. I love them too!

    My go-to snacks (but I couldn’t mail them all)-

    Promax bars (double chocolate brownie)
    Chili chocolate bars
    mini babybel cheese
    string cheese

    I like cheese.

  35. DeAnne says:

    I really like your new theme!

    in my favorite things giveaway (kinda wish you were offering the cat too but I understand 😉 I would like:

    1. Burts Bees “Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme”
    2. a “Quotable Quotes” card that magically hit my mood
    3. a gift card to Argo tea (the new Valintea is realllly yummy!)
    4. Dove Dark Chocolate bar
    5. tickets to the Siskal Film Center, two would be nice but I not mind movies solo

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  37. daintyvegan says:


    If I were doing my own giveaway I would include things such as:

    -Oskri Coconut Bars
    -Rene Rey Chocolate bars
    -Peppermint Tea
    -Physician’s Formula makeup
    -Chapstick of some sort

    Is that lame? Haha.. I dunno.

    PS. I gave a shoutout on my blog. 😉

  38. Nerds
    whoopee pie
    chili mangoes.

  39. Dave2 says:

    1) Two Pink Lady apples.
    2) A box of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.
    3) A Schwan’s Cheese Toastwich.
    4) A bag of Ocean Spray Craisins.
    5) A box of Pepperidge Farms Pretzel Thins.

  40. Mica says:

    Ooh, boy! Your favorite things look pretty awesome!

    I’d probably include:
    1. Asian rice cracker mix (which seemingly, only Asians like)
    2. Mangoes
    3. Chocolate cake

  41. Mia J. says:

    I would include mallocups, fiber one bars, good and plenty, and chocolate drizzled rice cakes.

  42. Carol says:

    Chai Tea
    Shortbread Cookies
    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
    Reese’s Pieces

  43. Sandra K321 says:

    Let’s see:
    Dark chocolate covered cashews
    Dark chocolate covered cranberries
    Dark chocolate Chex Turtle mix

    Is there a theme here?

  44. Ameena says:

    I would love to win this! My list would be: Barney Butter, Sugar Cookie Tea, Trader Joe’s Chocolate, and the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Dreams. I hope I win yours though! I have never had any of your favorite things.

  45. Jen512 says:

    Really? Open to everybody, even your international readers?

    Even if it’s not I’ll play along anyway…

    Fav things:
    Mandarin oranges (fresh, not canned)
    Grilled cheese sandwiches with strawberry jelly on top
    Smuckers jelly beans
    Kraft macaroni and cheese
    Ballet of Angels white wine
    Cazadores Reposado tequila
    Mashed potatoes!

    Love the new layout, very slick. If you want to include Data in your giveaway I’m all for it, I know he’s one of your MOST favorite things! My kitty needs a friend anyway… =^.^=

  46. kaylen says:

    I would like Data as well. The shipping might be more than you bargained for though! 🙂

    My favorite things: (I think this is food and cats only?)
    My cats, of course
    Peanut m&m’s eaten with Act II Kettle Corn Microwave popcorn (with a ratio of 4 pieces of kettle corn and one M&M in the mouth).
    Pra Ram- a Thai meal with peanut sauce over rice and chicken.
    Cherry Coke – I’m totally addicted.
    Cherry slushies (sometimes with vodka added in).
    Homemade choc chip cookies-yum!!

  47. Robin says:

    Um, just the cat, please?? 🙂

  48. My fave things…clothing by Be Present, Food that’s organic, vegan, and pretty much any high end nut butter, spice, spread, dip, etc from WF’s that I never purchase on my own :), a yoga mat, ok this is veering off food…i think your fave things rock and I would be honored to win!

  49. Deborah R says:

    My favorite things giveaway would have to include:

    Godiva dark chocolate truffle cocoa
    Wawa Coffee

    Dark Chocolate truffles from Holl’s Chocolates

    Nerds. The candy.

    Dan D’s hull-less popcorn

  50. Bonnie M. says:

    That cat is so adorable!!

    5 Favorite Things I would include are..

    1. A cup of strawberry Yan Yans
    2. Chicken biscuit crackers
    3. Fruit Sensations gum
    4. Gummy worms
    5. POM juice.

    wakeupangel at gmail dot com

  51. great giveaway! my list would include 18 rabbits granola bars, justin’s maple almond butter, peanut ginger chews, tootsie pops, sunshine burgers, and newman’s own’s ginger hermits

  52. Paula says:

    Data is so charming!! What a fun giveaway! I would have to include Sunbutter (I am crazy about the stuff), Juanita’s corn chips, TJ’s Jo Jo’s, cinnamon roll- Lara bar and some kind of chocolate. 🙂

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  54. Kelly Ann T. says:

    1 Lindt dark chocolate truffles
    2 Blue Diamond Almonds
    3 Gift card for Chili’s restaurant
    4 A wii sports game
    5 White Cheddar Popcorn

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  56. Holly says:

    LOVE your new layout! Oh my gosh, Dots are one of my most favorite candies in the world. I always pick out the red, orange and yellow ones.

    Hmmm…good question! I guess I would include Almond Butter, Larabars, Almonds, White Chocolate, and a Gift Card to McD’s for fountain drinks. 😉

  57. Holly says:

    Linked back! (Don’t know if I need a separate comment because I know it posted above? I’m not trying to cheat!) 🙂

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  59. Aileen says:

    My favorite things would be:
    (1) Plain Fage greek yogurt
    (2) Maranatha almond butter with honey
    (3) a PB cookie Lara bar
    (4) Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares

  60. Danielle says:

    I would include: Clif Z bars, Greek yogurt, Puffins, and jelly beans!

  61. ikkinlala says:

    I’d include homemade dried apples, Earl Grey tea, a Green & Black’s chocolate bar, and yarn (yeah, I know you can’t eat yarn).

  62. Bethany says:

    Ohhhh what a cool giveaway! I would probably give…chai tea mix, jelly beans, a gift card for my favorite ice cream, big soft ginger cookies and uhm… yea, I can’t think of anything else!

  63. Melinda says:

    Hi, I just found your blog!

    If I were having a giveaway of my fave things, it would include: larabars, amazing grass, tazo calm tea, coconut water, pom juice.

    I’m going to link back to my blog as well!!

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