Sweet Friday Giveaway

Hi friends! How are you?


[The Bella ball says “Happy Friday]

It’s another lovely, cool day over here. It’s very refreshing to walk outside without being blasted with heat.


I’m a little late blogging this morning since I had to take my car to the dealership to be serviced. The good news is that they offered me a loaner car to have for the day, but I can’t find the emergency brake on it and keep picturing it rolling back from the driveway and crashing into our across-the-street neighbor’s mailbox.

I packed up some oats with almond milk and a crumbled Chocolate Cherry Torte Larabar to take with me to the dealership:


and couldn’t help but notice this surplus of almonds while I was scrounging for breakfast ingredients.



Since it would take forever to polish off that giant bag of almonds by myself, I think they’re destined for macaroon glory.

So how about a little giveaway?

roons (2)

Since the weather is cooling down, I thought it would be fun to talk about how you change and adapt your workouts in the fall weather.

For this giveaway, just leave a comment and let me know what your favorite fall/winter workout is. For me, I take more of my workouts outside to take advantage of the cooler temps, and when it actually gets to the freezing point, lots of hot yoga to warm up.


I’ll pick a random winner tonight at midnight and announce in my am post. The winner will receive a batch of macaroons in a flavor of their choice (chocolate, mocha, blonde, super roon, almond butter chocolate, Meyer lemon lavender).

Just to make things a little more fun, I’ll also add in a $50 Sephora gift card to celebrate all of the new fall colors and shimmer collections that are out.

Hope this makes your Friday a little sweeter!

See ya later today with a Family post <3



********************************This giveaway has ended. Stay tuned for the next one!

Post Navigation:


  1. Lauren on October 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I run and do as much as I can outside in the Fall before it gets cold for the winter.
    I would love a macaroon, never had one! I also love sephora!

  2. Bry on October 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    running in the early morning with the sunrise will always do it for me!

  3. Meredith on October 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I love to hike and admire the beautiful changing leaves

  4. Ellen on October 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Anything out doors! I am really loving bootcamp right now!

  5. Leilani on October 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Hi! Awesome give away!
    For me my fall workout will be taking my yoga mat out by the pool in the early am and late afternoon for some beautiful yoga sessions with either a sunrise or sunset 🙂

  6. steph on October 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    hot yoga!!

  7. Kathryn on October 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    As the weather gets colder, I like to try out new classes at the gym. 🙂

  8. Ashley on October 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I do yoga and pilates! Sometimes my own stuff, but usually following some kind of video.


  9. Courtney B on October 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Favorite fall/winter workout is when it gets cold enough for ice and I can ice skate!
    Definitely one of the best ways to work up a sweat.

  10. jen @ taste life on October 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    It’s cold here in the winter and I just started a new personal training job at an awesome gym, so I think my favorite cold-weather workout this year will be lots of spin and body pump classes!

  11. Msnels on October 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    We still like to hit the gym but the cold air outside when we’re done feels amazing!

  12. Sarah on October 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Hot yoga and long stroller walks with my 2 monthmold little girl;)

  13. Ashley on October 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    My favorite is kickboxing!

  14. Jessica on October 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    a good long vinyasa practice : )

  15. Claudia Mann on October 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I like to take an extra evening stroll or bike ride with my kids.

  16. Nicole Frikke on October 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I LOVE running in the cooler temps. I will run in the cold winter, but fall is the BEST with the colorful leaves! Finding as many races as I can this season!

  17. Hope on October 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I take advantage of the fall as it is perfect running outside weather but once it gets too cold i take it inside to spin or aerobics classes. This also helps to switch things up so I don’t get bored.

  18. Ashley K on October 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    My favorite fall workout is definitely a bike ride or a nice jog around the town!

  19. Kristin M on October 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    My favorite cold weather workout….swimming. I know it is a little weird, but I love to warm up after in the hot tub.

  20. Madison Reese on October 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I like to get up early and go to spin class! The cool fall air is nice and crisp when I get out!

  21. Carly on October 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Nothing too intense, but I take WAY more walks in the fall. It’s so nice to be outside when it’s not super hot, and we have a lot of lakes where I live to walk around!

  22. Kate on October 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I love adding in lots of yoga in the winter

  23. Lindsay on October 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Favorite fall/winter work out? Turbokick! I love hopping/dancin’ around with other people getting my groove on! I find it more difficult to work out in the colder months, so I really thrive on the energy during a group sweat sesh!

  24. Carrie on October 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I always run outside until it gets to about 10 degrees or below. brrr!!!!

  25. Solducky on October 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Going outside and enjoying the crisp air while working out. Feels great!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  26. Karen Rice on October 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Gina,

    My favorite fall/winter way to work up a sweat is Kickboxing. Nothing like getting all those body parts in fast and furious synchronized motion to celebrate the colder days and the new energy they seem to bring.

  27. Jennifer L on October 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    In the fall I like my regular workouts outdoors where the cool weather feels good, in the winter I love ice skating and sledding (it can be a workout!).

  28. Savannah on October 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    my favorite fall workout activity is bike riding thru the national parks by my house, I love the leaves!

  29. Maggie on October 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I love biking outside in the fall..the weather today was so beautiful I wanted to escape the office for a run (and I am NOT a runner by any means, haha). I love fall!

  30. Mandiee on October 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    My favorite fall workout is hot yoga. I love the double whammy of internal and external heat that warms up my chilly Michigan body.

  31. cassie on October 7, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    deffinetly long walk with my pup! although where I live its starting to get a little TOO cold already! we had SNOW the other day 🙁

  32. Priscilla on October 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Sweaty hot yoga for sure!!!

  33. Molly on October 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    running outside is my favorite fall/winter workout! So much better without the heat. 🙂

  34. MaryBe on October 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    In the fall when I run outside I can wear cute hats!,!

  35. Gugga on October 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Long walks in the cold weather 🙂

  36. Kristina on October 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Loving the fall weather right now so twice a week i take my little girl down to Huntington beach for a jog just wish I could do this more.

  37. janel on October 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Let’s be honest girls…a little “cuddlin'” with our counter parts would definitely help us stay warm on those cold nights, lol;) But seriously, as a mom of “Irish twins” (a 4 and 5 year old…who are the same age for 3 weeks lol) doing zumba before work ( elementary school teacher), and walking with the fam at night to check out holiday decorations…that spells Fall/Winter for me:)

  38. Maddie on October 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Awesome giveaway! For the cool fall weather, I like to get outside more often for my workouts (biking, running, and even weights). When the freezing cold winter weather comes my way, I’m at my yoga studio as often as possible for hot flow and bikram yoga classes- such an amazing way to warm up during the cold Canadian winters!

  39. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on October 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I love waking up early and going for a breezy jog with my dog before school! So relaxing! And it starts my school days off great! (:

  40. carmen on October 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    i love to RUN outside in the fall and winter since I despise running in hot weather!

  41. Meghan on October 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I love biking in the fall, cruising through all the crunchy leaves

  42. Ashley on October 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    My favorite fall workout is definitely running /biking…..here in Florida we have great fall and winter weather, so anything to get me out in the fresh air will do!!

  43. Melissa on October 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Walking with our two dogs in the cool, crisp air. My fave part is stepping on the really crunch leaves on the ground! I go out of my way to crunch them. Love it!

  44. Kel on October 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    trail running—-for sure! i look forward to fall running all summer!

  45. Jenna on October 7, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Jogging outside! Or going on family walks with my husband and son. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Erin on October 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Biking, horseback riding, running with my dog.. I just love being outdoors and embracing all that autumn has to offer! Catching that last bit of sunshine and warmth before the days get shorter & the temps drop. Then it’s hot yoga and spin class!

  47. Casey on October 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I love jogging outside around the local resevoir here ! Biking or rollerbladibg are great too !!

  48. Heather on October 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I love going on long hikes with the family. We live in the desert so I feel like we just spent all summer hiding in the air conditioning and now I’m ready for some fresh air!

  49. danielle on October 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Cardio barre! It’s a fun mix of dance moves and strength training. And it makes going out on weekends with friends even more satisfying. 🙂

    (Oh, and homemade macaroons + Sephora? Is it my birthday? So amazing – thanks for hosting!)

  50. stella on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    i love getting bundled up and going for a jog 🙂

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.