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Monday, March 15, 2010

Winner Announced: Fun, Family and Food Friday!

Time to pick another winner!

The random winner of the $25 of Tastefully Simple products is...

#6 - Julie!

Congrats! Please e-mail me so I can get you hooked up with some yummy food!

And if you didn't win, you can head on over to Stephanie's site linked below and order something delicious for yourself! If you spend $50 or more, you get free shipping!

And if you live in the area, she also has some great deals going right now if you host a party. Just mention that you read about it here on the blog!

Thanks again for this great giveaway Stephanie!


Happy Friday all! So glad it is here!

A few things to share today, so the post is a little long, but there is some extra FUN at the end, so don't miss out!

And we're ready for some FUN around here because Stephen's spring break starts today! WOOHOO!!! So excited for a week with him home - lots of FUN things planned!


Last weekend we met up with a fellow med school mommy & her kiddos and Stephen's parents for a FUN day at the zoo!

Yes, you may see a little snow on the ground, but it was warmer than it had been in a LONG time and it was so wonderful to be outside. And when the wind did pick up, there were lots of great indoor exhibits to warm up in!

Big J calls this the "Big Zoo" and I would agree! Not enough energy in those boys (or this mommy) to get through everything in one day - as evidenced by Big J asking to ride in the stroller and then falling asleep!

Little J was more than happy to go for a walk while big brother snoozed, whether with Grandma Mo or Daddy once he joined us after studying!

If you couldn't tell, penguins are a favorite in our house and we all got to pet one! So FUN!!!

It was a whole day of FUN and FAMILY and we were so happy to get to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa Mo - thanks for making the drive!

And thanks to Natalie and her kiddos for a yummy breakfast and FUN friends to hang out with! Glad we're in this med school thing together :)


To add to the FAMILY part, Grandma and Grandpa Mac are headed our way today to spend the weekend with us! So glad both sets of grandparents aren't too far away to make these quick trips either way! Should be a FAMILY FUN weekend!


And finally the FOOD!

My friend Stephanie is a Tastefully Simple Senior Consultant and I think I have gained a few pounds off of this product from her alone...

Oh, the possibilities with a beer bread mix in the house...mmmmm....

Back to the FOOD!

To celebrate the new spring catalog, Stephanie is generously giving away $25 in Tastefully Simple products to one of you!

That's a lot of beer bread!

And I know you want some, so here's how you can enter...

Visit her Tastefully Simple site and let me know your favorite product!

And for some extra entries, you can...

*Become a fan of Tastefully Simple on Facebook.

*Share about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. If tweeting, please include @elmusic4kids in your tweet!

Comments are open until Monday, March 15th at 9:00 p.m. CST! Please leave a comment for each entry. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

Thank you Stephanie for this yummy giveaway! Stay tuned for some special deals from her when the winner is announced!

To each of you, have a FUN, FABULOUS weekend!


  1. the perfectly potato cheddar soup mix looks SO yummy!

  2. I'm a Facebook fan of Tastefully Simple

  3. I don't know if i can pick one, but my top 3 favorites are: Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix, Fiesta Party Dip Mix (Shiloh's Fav), and Spinach & Herb Dip Mix. Thanks Erin & Steph - hope i win!!

  4. Would like to try the cranberry tangerine cheesecake!:)

  5. I am fan on facebook also-- one of these I am determined that I will win...one of these days:)

  6. Erin, I finally want to get in on some of this giveaway action, even though I don't quite understand how it all works. Anyway, I just became a facebook fan...

  7. Um...is it sad that I possibly KNOW too many TS products by heart?!?! ;) Okay, don't answer that. I can't just pick one, but some of my tops are:

    ALMOND Pound Cake...to die for!!!
    Wheat/White Beer Bread (of course)
    Just about any of the spices and dip mixes

    Oh, and they used to have this AMAZING Rasberry/Blackberry sauce that was decadent over the pound cake or ice cream...but they don't have that anymore, which I'm quite bummed about.

    How's that for favorite products?!?!

    P.S. Love the pictures and have TONS of fun with your mom and dad this weekend! I know you will though!!

  8. I tweeted...which you can see!!!! :) :) :)

  9. Just 'found' your site! What beautiful pictures! I love the artichoke-spinach dip!!

  10. I would LOVE the Artichoke and Spinach Warm Dip mix. How yummy does that sound?

  11. I want to try their oven-baked mac and cheese mix!

  12. I follow you on twitter (I'm @doppeldeer)

  13. I subscribe via e-mail.

  14. I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/doppeldeer/status/10402249385

  15. Wow! I'm so hungry! Maybe I should have eaten dinner first....the CRANBERRY TANGERINE CHEESECAKE MIX looks yummy! So does the CINNAMON MUFFIN MELT MIX™ and almost every other product on the site, lol!

    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  16. I follow on twitter and tweeted!

    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com


  17. I'm a fan of TS on facebook

  18. I have to say I love the beer bread. I'm a simple girl!

  19. My favorite product - Corn & Black Bean Salsa.
    I love this so much that I buy it.

  20. Facebook fan of Tastefully Simple.
    Barbara Montag

  21. Tweet! @JalapenoMama

  22. I hate picking things, because everything looks so good! :)

    The cake batter chiller drink mix looks SUPER interesting! And the lemon slush one looks SUPER YUMMY!

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  23. Amazing shot of your boy with the penguin thru the glass! Love it!


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