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Yoplait Greek Yogurt

Several months ago, while reading someone’s blog review of a product, I noticed that the product that she was given to review was given to her for free and that she was also given another one to give away to a reader.

If you know me, you know I like free.

So, I checked out the site she listed, MyBlogSpark.  I signed up, filled out surveys, and sometimes got e-mails asking me to fill out more surveys.

Well, a few weeks ago I was asked to review something!

Yoplait has a new product out which they call Greek Yogurt.  Because a lot of the recipes I read say to use Greek Yogurt or else to strain regular yogurt, I was particularly intrigued.  And then, a few days ago, I got a package in the mail with some coupons for free Yoplait Greek Yogurt, as well as a kit to “Nurture My Inner Goddess.”

Steve tells me that my inner goddess will be born in August, and that the things they gave me won’t fit her for several years.

I don’t think that is the inner goddess that they were referring to.

Anyhow, I went out and got some Greek Yogurt, and I was totally hyped.  They have several different flavors. I chose Strawberry and Honey Vanilla.  This yogurt is thick!  No draining necessary here.

In all honesty, the flavor wasn’t my favorite.  It wasn’t very sweet, sort of like plain yogurt that hasn’t had much flavor added.  I can tell that the plain version would have been awesome in recipes which call for it, and I wished I had gotten one to try it out.

Secondly, the price in my neck of the woods was a  bit steep for me.  I wouldn’t have paid the $1.18 per container that it goes for regularly.  Of course, if you know me, you know I’m a cheapskate.  I sincerely miss the good ol’ days when you could count on yogurt to be on sale for 4 for $1.

But I haven’t told you about the other goodies they sent me yet!

The Goddess-Nurturing kit included slippers, a towel wrap, a scrubby sponge, a wooden massager thingy (thats the technical name), a nail brush, and a washcloth.

And guess what! Just like the someone’s blog review I mentioned at the beginning, they are offering a second package- including the yogurt coupons and the above items to one of my lucky readers!

Please leave a comment below- tell me your favorite yogurt flavor or just say hi, and I’ll use a random number generator (or a dice, I used to play D&D, so I might have a dice with enough sides on it to make that work) to pick a winner.  This contest ends at midnight on Sunday, May 2nd.

The product, prize pack, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Thanks Yoplait and MyBlog Spark!

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I just got a package in the mail from Yoplait and I’m so excited to share it with you!!

First, though, I’ve got to take some pictures and make a quick grocery store trip…

One hint- it involves a giveaway!

This blogging thing is kinda fun!

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Activity

In a desperate attempt to get the focus off of my blindingly white arm, I’m posting a short post today.

I’m afraid that Steve and I are in for something…

Sunday, I felt our baby move for the first time.  Glorious.

The thing is, she hasn’t stopped moving since.

I can’t pay attention in class. I can’t focus on my work.  I can’t even take a nap.

Not that I’m complaining.  I’m thrilled.

I’m just hoping she won’t be quite this active as a 2 year old.

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21 Weeks

When I found out I was pregnant I looked all over for the perfect pregnancy journal.

The perfect journal was too expensive.

Then I thought to myself, why buy a journal? I’ve got a blog!

21 weeks along, I’m here to confess that I’m a horrible pregnancy journaler.

Most of this is due to the fact that I didn’t feel too great for the first few months and I didn’t want my blog to turn into “Heather complaining about her blessings in public.”

I’m feeling much better, although much more pregnant now.  I’m sharing the following picture against my better judgment, because I hate it but Steve says it is fine.  Ignore the blindingly white arm and just notice the big ol’ pregnant belly, okay?

Next time I’ll try and post a picture with my face in it. One where you can actually tell it is me.

For those of you who didn’t hear via phone or Facebook, Steve and I are excited to announce that we are, most likely, going to be having a little girl.

The doctor wasn’t 100% sure if he could see girl parts, but he was 100% sure he didn’t see boy parts. We’ll have a confirmation ultrasound on July 8th, due to the fact that I have a low placenta and they want to make sure I don’t have placenta previa when it is time to deliver.

I’m very excited. Girls are a lot of fun to sew for, as you can see in my previous post.

In other pregnancy news, I had my third paranoid visit to the doctor today.

My first paranoid visit was when I was extremely dizzy, which turned out to be migraines without headaches.  The second paranoid visit was when I vomited blood- just retching too hard.  Sorry for the visual.  Today’s visit was due to some pelvic pain.  Steve and I hit a big bump on the freeway coming home from Sequim yesterday, and it hurt so bad that I yelped.  We then proceeded to hit a second invisible bump, which also made me yelp.  The pain has continued since then, waxing and waning a bit.  It is most likely a jarred ligament causing the pain, no cause for concern.  I’m just supposed to rest it a bit.

The word rest brings me to my final point in today’s blog post:

Can I please get all of your best advice for pregnancy sleep?  I’m having a hard time sleeping lately.  What worked for you? What do you suggest I try?  I’m open to trying just about anything right now.

In the meantime, I’m going to take advantage of the fact that I’m yawning, go pop a Unisom and try and again.

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I made a batch of newborn-sized shoes this week.

I’m really happy with them.

My plan is to build up a decent inventory of items and get them listed on Etsy some time next month.

The only problem is that I don’t want to part with any of them!!

My goal for next week is to get a batch of boy shoes made.

Let me know if you have any fun suggestions for them.

This post is part of the I Made It Blog Party at Everything Etsy.

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Five years ago today, I had the opportunity to go the LDS temple to receive my endowment.

(If you aren’t familiar with the LDS church, here is a good link about why Mormons have temples.)

I was lucky enough to share this opportunity with my biggest little brother, who was preparing to leave on a two-year mission to Greece.

It was such a beautiful day.

We were both lucky enough to be accompanied by a lot of friends and family that day.

This is the Provo temple, where we went that day, and where I later worked:

This is the Mt. Timpanogus temple, which is the one I thought I had called to make the appointment, only to get a letter in the mail a week later from the Provo temple reminding us of our appointment there making me realize I had dialed the wrong number:

I didn’t bother to call and switch it.  The Provo temple is where our parents were married.

Temples are all about families, so it seemed appropriate.

This is the Seattle temple, where I was married to my sweetheart 652 wonderful days ago:

I’m grateful to live in a part of the world and in a time where I can go to the temple often.

I wish I had the opportunity to go to the temple today to celebrate, because it is one of my favorite places to go.  Unfortunately, I’ve got a bit of a stomach bug and the 1.5 hr drive doesn’t look like a possibility.

But that is okay, because I know the covenants I made there are eternal, and that I will be able to return again soon.

Happy April 9th everyone!

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Oh boy, oh boy!

No, we haven’t found out the baby’s gender yet, I’m just really excited about….

Vanilla!

We opened our jar today.  It still smells a bit like vodka, but its heavenly scented vanilla vodka.

I’m baking a (pregnancy craving) cheesecake with it as I type…. wish me luck!!

And in further pregnancy related news, I’m at 19 weeks, which babycenter tells me makes my baby approximately 6 inches long from head to rump, or the size of a large heirloom tomato.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met a tomato that big!

And one week from tomorrow, the 15th, at 3:30 is the BIG APPOINTMENT in which we have the detailed ultrasound making sure the baby is okay, and perhaps, giving us a hint to its gender.

Very exciting stuff!!  I’ll do my best to keep you posted as quickly as possible.

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