Archive for February, 2012

ITS TIME FOR A LIST OF 5 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FAT!

[ 9 ] February 24, 2012 |

A couple of days ago my bestie was looking at a vacation pic of me and asked how my boobs have gotten so big since she saw me last.  Yes, boys.  I said boobs.  Shake it off.  Basically, I went from 12-year old boy status to Dolly Parton in like 6-months (obvi that’s a very slight exaggeration). Although, I’m freaking pumped to have a bigger rack these days, my only explanation for their growth spurt is that I’ve gotten fatter.   So, I’ve decided that I’m going to start this post off with a confession:  I wanna eat all the food in my kitchen cabinets AND yours.  Seriously, you should probably get a lock for your pantry, because I’m like a wild animal these days.

Apparently, my plan to take over 2012 with the most ripped abs on the planet has been stalled a bit. I told everyone that I was going to totally whip myself into shape starting in January, but I haven’t been so good at it.  Um, in my defense, have you ever been on a cruise?  There is no such thing as healthy food on a cruise – the only fruit they had was melon and I want to punch melon in the face, so I had french fries and dessert instead.

Then, when I got back, I had that 1 week  when I was sick with S.A.R.s, which made it nearly impossible to work-out and eat healthy.  Although I did lose around 5 pounds, which I guess is the bright side?  Either way, the point is that I’m getting back on track today, this Monday – I’m not going to give up on having the “perfect-woman-hot-bod”, fully equipped with a tight ass, eighty-four pack abs and all the right curves.  I’m cutting out treats ENTIRELY for the next 4 weeks and I’ll be recording everything in my new Fitbook and updating you guys on the absolute agony I’ll be subjecting myself to.

Once the 4-week madness is over, I plan on blowing my mind with something totally bad for me before I go on to the next phase of my hot-bod overhaul.   Here are the contenders:

Thank you Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations for winning Cupcake Wars! I LOVE that show and am amped that the winning cupcake joint and baker is right in my hometown of Rochester, NY.  I admit that if I choose these guys as my handsome reward, I will probably demolish this “Create Your Own” box of cupcakes, in 5 minutes flat and then I’ll want to take a bridge.  But, it will be totally worth it!  For $25-$30 bucks you can get this box of goods delivered to your door.  You choose the cakes, the buttercream frostings and your toppings.  They stick it in a box and send it to you, you make em’, then eat em’, then you marry them.  Sounds like heaven.

Ok, I know what you’re thinkin’.  How are nuts an awesome treat after completely depleting yourself of sweet goodness for 4 whole weeks?  The answer?  Have you ever eaten “Deliciously sweet glazed nuts made with all of the good, simple stuff: pure vanilla extract, organic butter, cinnamon and Grade A maple syrup, with just a touch of salt to balance the sweetness”? Thanks to All Out Nuts you can. PLUS, these nuts are so adorably packaged, I might not be able to resist.

You can get these guys, pictured to the left, for $6 bucks.

First of all, how freaking cute is this tin and tower of cookies?  I’m hooked based upon the photo alone.  For me, packaging is everything.   BUT, apparently, these Oatmeal Cranberry cookies from The Protein Bakery (the Silver Pint Tin for $18 smackeroonis) not only have 32 grams of protein, but also are “high in dietary fiber, with muscle building protein and vital nutrients, wheat flour-free batter, trans fat-free and no gluten*.“   This is interesting.  Could it be that I could eat these cookies DURING my 4 week bod-makeover and still be muscle-icious?  Probably not.  BUT, there are tons of treats available at The Protein Bakery, that seem to be a wee-bit better for you then some of the high-test stuff that’s out there.  I mean, Oprah endorses them, so they must be legit.  We shall see!

I’m not gonna lie.  I’ve eaten this chocolate before and have been pining for its salty goodness since it first graced my lips, so this one is gonna be tough to pass up.  Thanks to my Foodzie box subscription (which you can read about here and here), I was able to taste this freaking AWESOME chocolate bar by Droga Confections.  For around $9 bucks, you can get the “Put Your Money on Honey” Dark chocolate bar that is made from “4 all-natural honey caramels, enrobed in pure dark chocolate and sprinkled with fleur de sel” (that’s fancy salt for the non foodies).  It’s heavenly.  If I had it in on my person right now, I’d probably slow dance with it.

Ok, so here’s my current problem. I would basically sell my soul to the devil and all of his employed to have these donuts at my infinite disposal.  Thanks to The Groovy Baker (LOVE the name), my belly and yours could totally geek out on mini-donuts until we die of donut shock.  These Baked Mini Donuts are technically for a wedding or event or something.  I mean, they are like $85 bucks for 25 boxes of 3 mini’s.  So, my plan is to throw myself another bridal shower…and not invite anyone.  This way, I get to eat all 75 donuts myself in misery when no one shows.  Yes.  Challenge accepted.

Yikes.  Yes, I said Yikes.  Is it bad that I’m already trying to think of ways to cheat on my four-week diet plan?  This is gonna be a test! Wish me luck!  Happy Friday (and don’t forget to enter the AWESOME giveaway* I got goin’ on before ya go!  Yey!).

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Starts at 12:01 a.m. ET on 2/22/12 and ends at 12:01 a.m. ET on 2/29/12. Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, 18 years or older at time of entry. Subject to official rules here. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook®, Google™, or Twitter®, or the prize manufacturers. You understand that you are providing your information to the blog five-style-high and not to Facebook®, Google™ or Twitter®, or the prize manufacturers. The information you provide will be used SOLELY for the purposes of selecting and notifying a prize winner, after which the information will be permanently deleted.

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IT’S BACK! ENTER THE KEEP ON GIVIN {AGAIN} GIVEAWAY!

[ 51 ] February 22, 2012 |

Yey!  Back by popular demand is the “Keep on Givin’ {again}” Giveaway, sponsored by yours truly!  Since I’m a psycho for all things “monthly subscription” and “of the month“, I decided to host another giveaway so that I could give one (1) lucky winner something I love so very much!

It’s super-easy to enter.  Just use the handy-dandy Rafflecopter form below to get your entries.  Yes, I said entries (plural!) – you can get up to six chances to win, just by stalking me via the internets and telling your pals.

OH, YEAH, Here’s what you can win (your choice of one (1) of the following):

A one (1) year subscription to Eco-Emi OR

 

A one (1) year subscription to Birchbox OR

 

A six (6) month subscription to Foodzie OR

 

 

A $150 AMEX gift card to use however the heck ya’ want.

Can’t wait to see who wins and what they pick!

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Starts at 12:01 a.m. ET on 2/22/12 and ends at 12:01 a.m. ET on 2/29/12. Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, 18 years or older at time of entry. Subject to official rules here. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook®, Google™, or Twitter®, or the prize manufacturers. You understand that you are providing your information to the blog five-style-high and not to Facebook®, Google™ or Twitter®, or the prize manufacturers. The information you provide will be used SOLELY for the purposes of selecting and notifying a prize winner, after which the information will be permanently deleted.

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AND, THE WINNER IS (YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW THIS IS WAY LATE!)

[ 4 ] February 22, 2012 |

It’s, Mercedes M. Yardley!  Don’t you just love that name?  I can’t stop saying it.  Mercedes, was the lucky winner of the Bitter Baking Co. Giveaway and she is one WAY cool chick who describes herself as:

“a free-spirit, author of dark whimsy, and mom of three little kidlets…I wear red lipstick and poisonous flowers in my hair, and I work for Shock Totem Magazine as their nonfiction editor/writer…and, I’m a Facebook Ninja.”

I realize I totally just cut/pasted what she wrote, but I couldn’t have said it better myself, so there.

Mercedes is passionate about Williams Syndrome research and awareness, as her 8-year-old son has this rare genetic disorder that can lead to problems with development. Feel free to learn more about WS and show your support here.

You can get the full skinny on Mercedes and her fab writings (really, she has like a bazillion awards to show for it!) at her blog:  http://abrokenlaptop.com/.  And, don’t forget to swing by Shock Totem Magazine while you’re at it.

Oh, P.S. Mercedes was the PERFECT winner for this Giveaway -

 

She chose these delish “Sorry for being so awesome cookies for herself…and the HILARIOUS “Popularity is the best indicator of success. Sorry” cookies for her Boss (Ken) over at Shock Totem Magazine. 

If you know absolutely nothing about Bitter Baking Co, I really encourage you to check em’ out.  My hubby and I are currently OBSESSED with them – not only because the sayings are classic, punch-you-in-your-stomach funny, but because they really are the best (hands down so far) sugar cookies I’ve ever tasted.

 

Hooray!

 

 

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I CAN SMELL AGAIN!

[ 2 ] February 22, 2012 |

Although I’m still slightly smell-blind, I’m happy to report that the the plague is slowly getting better and I’m back!

I feel just like this:

 

(Video via YouTube user BeyondTheDyingLight)

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I’M PRETTY SURE I HAVE EBOLA.

[ 1 ] February 17, 2012 |

Wow, I really suck at blogging this week.  I blame the dolphin that kissed me in Honduras.  She totally gave me Ebola Virus and now I’m practically dead. Well, maybe that’s a small exaggeration.  Really, I just have the flu/insanely bad cold, which was probably a result of being on the germ boat or the germ plane, or germ bus.  I mean, I was traveling all over the place last week and a girl can only Purel herself so many times.

So, I am hereby not posting again until I can function normally and not spread the plague.  Hopefully you have a wonderful weekend.  Next week will be way more awesome than this week.  Pinky promise.  Ok, bye.

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