Friday, November 6, 2009

FFWD and the giveaway winner!


Today started with:

a non-fat peppermint white mocha in a reusable mug ;)

But it should have started with oats. Today was a big day for me at work and I really should have had a bigger breakfast. But it wasn’t in the cards from the moment the alarm went off. It was a sluggish walk to the shower and then way too much time was spent waking up. So I had two GF Van’s MINIS and my Starbucks.

One of the neat aspects of my job is that we’re not only a non-profit working to help artisans and families in developing countries, but we’re a retail store. We sell fair trade items to help the artisans. And this time of year, we host off-site sales at different places of worship in our community.

Today was my FIRST off-site sale! It was a blast. It was truly sell, sell, sell from 11am until 5pm! I barely had time to snack on these beauties

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MmmmHmmm PURE bar! Love it!! And fresh from the NC mountains:

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Chomp. Chomp.

But by 4pm I was running on mere fumes and a positive attitude! What kind of fool was I thinking this was enough food?! By the time I finally made it out of there, I stopped at the Whole Foods on my way home and grabbed a bowl of lentil soup. Why no picture? Well, I DEVOURED it at an amazing rate.

So tonight I will be making a proper lunch to enjoy tomorrow at work (as we’re having our ONE SALE of the year!!!) so that I can healthfully make it through my day.

But before I head out I better announce the winner of the CSN sponsored Rachael Ray bakeware set!!!

I loved reading your emails and comments! I didn’t think it would be too hard to find a product in their 200+ stores that you would like!

And the winner is Anna!

Anna said...

how cool are these "lazy" spoon and ladle - by rachael ray, of course! they rest on the side of a pot or bowl so as not to drip on the counter! and i love the lime green color that goes with my kitchen! {}


Congrats Anna!!! Email me at marlowapril at glutenhatesme dot com to claim your prize!!

And MUCHO thanks to CSN for sponsoring the reader giveaway!!


Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

I haven't tried the brownie Pure bar yet, but it sounds interesting!

Allie said...

hey! what happened to your wedding planning blog?? now that mine is over I like reading about other peoples planning :)

Marlow said...

Jenn- Love the brownie!!

Allie- I know! I've been totally lame about updating that site!! More to come I promise! :) Where did you find your bridesmaid dresses?

Allie said...


they are from the Vineyard Collection -- I got them through Priscilla of Boston, loved the design the minute i saw them on this site, and they looked great on all the girls! here's a link:

i had initially wanted to do j crew but they were WAY too expensive!