“Heavy snow is possible near the Great Lakes today, tapering off tonight with snow showers possible tomorrow. Gusty winds can also be expected through tomorrow, tapering off Thursday.”
Yippee. Of course, it’s not just a normal boring week with nothing going on. Ryan has an Orchestra Performance tonight, then an after-school club meeting tomorrow. Nathan has a Band Performance tomorrow night. Nothing says fun like chauffering kids around in heavy snow, especially since our Township side streets get plowed last after the city finishes the major streets.
On a positive note, the kids might finally be able to build a snowman. We had snow at Christmas but never enough to really get a good snowman going. There’s a good sledding hill at the elementary school down the street, so on Friday when the boys have no school for a professional development day, I’ll send them down there.
You know where I really wish I was right now? Austin, Texas, with my friend Corrin who says it’s 60 degrees there. I’d much rather be dealing with wind and warm rain than with driving in 9 inches of snow. Or anywhere warm where I could sit by the pool next to my vacation rental home sipping Pina Coladas. My friend Amy just got back from a week in Jamaica, which made me turn all kinds of green with envy. I can’t afford Jamaica. I can afford…Jacksonville. I can call Jacksonville property management and maybe afford a one bedroom apartment for the five of us, but I wouldn’t care. I just want to be warm!
This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the three winners:
1. comment #146 Lindley A
2. comment #235 Holly B.
3. comment #378 susitravl
With Heart Health Month as well as National Chocolate Month both occurring in February, now is the time to treat your body right. According to world-renowned health and fitness expert Bob Greene, you can stay on track to live your Best Life while enjoying Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate and Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate.
Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate is the only chocolate to receive the Best Life Treat Seal of Approval, which was created by Greene and appears on select foods. The treat seal is intended to help consumers make healthier food and lifestyle decisions. Chocolate lovers can visit www.hersheys.com/thebestlife to learn how to incorporate Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate in their daily Best Life Diet with recipes like Chocolate Ginger Spice Muffins, Chili con Cocoa and Chocolate-Banana Sherbet.
I received a box of samples of Special Dark and Extra Dark chocolate for review, and let me tell you, this is some GOOD chocolate. I’m already a big fan of Special Dark, so I loved the Special Dark with Almonds. If you enjoy fruit-and-chocolate combinations, you’ll love the Extra Dark with Cranberries, Blueberries and Almonds and the Extra Dark with Pomegranate, both of which have tiny bits of chewy fruit inside the rich chocolate. The pouches of Extra Dark contain individually wrapped squares making portion control easy. One bar of Special Dark and three squares of Extra Dark chocolate have as many antioxidants as 2/3 cup blueberries, a glass of wine, or 2 cups of green tea!
To help my readers start living their Best Life, Hershey’s is sponsoring this giveaway. Three winners will be chosen at random from all eligible comments to win ALL OF THIS:
- 1 box Hershey’s Special Dark Dark Chocolate Bars (36 bars in each box)
- 1 box Hershey’s Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate Bar with Almonds (24 bars in each box)
- 1 bag of Hershey’s Nuggets Dark Chocolate with Almonds
- 1 bag Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment – Dark Chocolate
- 1 bar/pouch combo of Hershey’s Extra Dark Pure Dark Chocolate in one of the following flavors:
- Hershey’s Extra Dark Pure Dark Chocolate
- Hershey’s Extra Dark Pure Dark Chocolate with Cranberries, Blueberries and Almonds
- Hershey’s Extra Dark Pure Dark Chocolate infused with Raspberry flavor
- Hershey’s Extra Dark Pure Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate flavor
WIN IT: For your main entry, leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Hershey’s Chocolate is. Enter by Monday, Feb. 22nd at 1:00 PM EST. I’ll choose three winners at random and email them for their mailing info. Shipping will be handled by the sponsor, JSH&A. Open to U.S. addresses only.
BONUS ENTRIES: Leave a separate comment for each of the following that you do or have done:
- Blog about this giveaway and leave the URL in a comment
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Thanks for entering and good luck everybody!
It’s no secret that I’m unorganized, a piler, a clutterer. But it’s not like the crew of Hoarders will be parking 1-800-Got-Junk trucks out front or anything. The surfaces might be piled with stuff, but you can tell there are surfaces underneath. Nevertheless, every once in a while, something disappears and no matter how hard we look, we just can’t find it.
The first thing to go missing was one of Kaitlyn’s shoes. A shoe is not a tiny thing, and yet although we’ve torn the house apart, we just can’t find it anywhere. Then, the case for my Nintendo DS vanished. We’ve looked and looked and looked, it is just gone. And now, this morning, I went to fix a cup of coffee, and the bottle of coffee creamer I bought at the grocery store last night isn’t in the refrigerator. I checked every shelf and drawer, I even checked the freezer because you never know. It’s just gone.
So what is up with that? Where did those things GO? I hate having to buy Kaitlyn another pair of shoes when she has a perfectly good pair except for that whole one is missing thing. And the DS case had a bunch of games in it that would not be cheap to replace. Gah! So frustrating.
What about you? Do things disappear in your house? What’s one thing you’ve lost that you just never were able to find? Tell me!
this giveaway is closed.
Kraft Foods, makers of products like Oreos, Ritz crackers, Stove Top stuffing, and Maxwell House coffee, have re-launched their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages to make it even easier for busy cooks to find great recipes and cooking tips. On their terrific recipe site, Kraft has a Community forum where you can ask questions and share your favorite recipes. I’m not exactly a pro in the kitchen, and I subscribe to Kraft Food & Family magazine for dinner tips, and also rely heavily on the Budget Wi$e section of the Kraft website, especially their “1 Bag, 5 Dinners” menus. We also use a lot of Kraft Food products, so I’m thrilled to be helping them with this giveaway!
To help spread the word about all the ways you can interact with Kraft Foods, they sent me a gift basket full of products, and will send one to the winner of this giveaway.
The HUGE gift basket is packed with food and kitchen items including new varieties of Ritz crackers, Velveeta Rotini & Cheese, and Wheat Thins.
The products in the gift basket are NEW Ritz Brown Sugar & Cinnamon crackers, Oreos, Planters Cocktail Peanuts, Honey Maid Cinnamon Grahams, Stove Top Stuffing, NEW Wheat Thins Flatbread crackers, Maxwell House coffee, Planters Pecan halves, Baker’s Semi-Sweet chocolate, Kraft salad dressing, Jet-Puffed marshmallows, NEW Velveeta Whole Grain Rotini & Cheese, a garlic peeler, a wooden spoon, and recipe cards.
Wanna guess how long all of this lasted in my house? The only thing we haven’t finished is the can of coffee! Those Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Ritz crackers? I would have never in a million years guessed that I would love those as much as I did. I can’t wait for them to be available in stores!
Kraft Foods has generously donated another gift basket to a Table for Five reader to win in this giveaway. It’s got to be super-quick though, I need to end the giveaway this Friday so the sponsor can get the basket mailed out early next week. Here’s how to enter!
WIN IT: For your main entry, Kraft Foods would like your feedback on their Facebook page, Twitter page, and YouTube Channel. Please visit those sites and then come back here and tell me what you thought of them. What do you think it means to the consumer to be able to interact with Kraft Foods using social networking? Enter by this Friday, Feb. 05 at 1:00 PM EST.
BONUS ENTRIES: Since this is a super-quick giveaway, help me spread the word and earn yourself extra chances to win! Leave a separate comment for each of the following that you do or have done:
- Follow @kraftfoods on Twitter and tweet this: Win a huge gift basket from @Table4Five & @kraftfoods! Enter by 2/05 at 1:00 PM EST, plz retweet! http://bit.ly/9BmP18 . You can tweet this once per day and leave a separate comment for each tweet.
- Follow me on Twitter @Table4Five, I’ll follow back!
- Become a fan of Kraft Foods on Facebook.
- Post a link to the giveaway on your Facebook status. Become my fan on Facebook if you aren’t already, the link is at the top of the page!
- Blog about this giveaway including a link back. Not a blogger? Not a problem! Earn an extra entry by adding the link to the giveaway to any blog’s giveaway round-up. Leave the URL to your post or to the site where you linked up the giveaway.
Thanks for entering and good luck everybody!