Hi friends <3 How are you? Hope you’re having a lovely morning!

It’s moving day!!! We’re loading up my dadoo’s flatbed trailer he lent us and starting to make trips to the new house. Cleaners are coming, locksmith, alarm guy, cable/internet… it’s going to be crazy and amazeballz 🙂



Oatmeal pancakes: look great, taste horrible. Not one of my best creations :/

I’ll be back later today with tons of pictures, but before I go, I wanted to tell ya’ll about the Great Fundraising Act.

Through blogging, I’ve been able to meet and connect with so many amazingly talented, intelligent, witty, and fun people. I always think about how fortunate I am to be a part of such an incredible community and for the friendships I’ve created through the blog world. Whenever a blogger draws attention to a particular cause or event, the blog world quickly takes action to demonstrate their support.

Now a fellow blogger needs our help <3


You may be familiar with Susan’s blog: The Great Balancing Act. Susan is 25 years old, hilariously funny, and I’ve enjoyed reading her blog for the past couple of years. I missed out on a few months of posts, and then I received an email stating that Susan was diagnosed with lymphoma and that there would be a fundraising event in her honor to help with medical costs. Immediately, I went over to her blog to read the story, cried until I didn’t have any tears left and said a prayer that she’d continue to be strong, brave, and kick this thing’s ass.

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You can read more about her journey in these posts:

She’s blogging throughout the entire experience, and the attitude she’s been able to maintain is truly inspirational.

The auction just started this morning and the bidding ends tonight. There is a crazyawesome amount of items to bid on (you can check out the list *here*), including some of my faves:

-Livewell 360

-Physique 57

-Babycakes cookbook

-Bob’s Red Mill

-lululemon groove pants

I also donated a batch of custom macaroons and a TJs/Whole Foods goodie package 🙂

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I’ll ship worldwide, too. If you’d like to bid, *here’s the link*. You know I hook my goodie package winners up 😉


Off to move and shake. See ya later today!



Head’s up: Sun Warrior promo is live! Yeehaw!

Something to talk about: Which auction item do you have your eye on?? I’m excited to bid in between moving shenanigans 🙂

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  1. Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories on July 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Best of luck on the move! May it be as painless as possible. 🙂

  2. Joy (A Little Bit Fit) on July 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Happy Moving Day! Congrats, Homeowner! 🙂

  3. Sara K on July 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Yayyy happy moving day! I think it is so touching how the blog community is coming together for TGFA 🙂

  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on July 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Happy Moving Day Gina! And yay for TGFA! I’ve got some items in the auction too and am going to check out the other things up for grabs a bit later on today. 🙂

  5. Allison @ Food For Healing on July 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    moving!! ahh that happened so fast once the deal went through. good luck, cant wait to see pictures of it all.
    the blogging community is so freakin amazing, TGFA is a fantastic idea and seriously shows the strength and togetherness of all of us. i love it.
    i could never afford your ‘roons and gift package though 🙁 🙁

    • Fitnessista on July 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

      i’ll be doing a giveaway sometime soon! 🙂

  6. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Yay for moving! I hope it all goes well.

    There are tons of things I plan on bidding on — so much good stuff!

  7. Katie on July 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Big Congrats and Good Luck on moving day!!!!!! love you!

  8. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland on July 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I’m excited for….all of them. I’m kind of a bidding machine. Hopefully my bank account won’t mind since it’s for a good cause. haha

  9. Nic on July 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    oo! I see TJ’s dried mango slices in there! Those are some of my faves! I also picked up some of their frozen mango halves to make protein smoothies with, my favorite so far: banana, blueberry, and mango mmmm

    Good luck with moving and officially congratulations on the new house! How exciting!

  10. kate on July 25, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Good luck with moving, I cant wait to try sunwarrior!!

  11. Brittany @ ittybitsofbalance on July 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Those oatmeal pancakes do look great! I just made some wheat free, egg free oatmeal pancakes (allergies 🙁 ) the other day and it took me forever to perfect the recipe!

    Have a good Monday 🙂

  12. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Good luck with the move! Can’t wait to see all the photos! 😀
    And at least the oatmeal pancakes looked good, even if they didn’t taste it, lol! One out of two ain’t bad! 😉 xyx

  13. Silvia @ skinny jeans food on July 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Yeah! Moving day! It’s been a long time coming. Can’t wait to see picts of your new abode, and then you finally can start nesting 😉

  14. Lindsey on July 25, 2011 at 11:25 am

    You better believe I have already bid on your package 🙂 I hope I can score something for this great cause!

  15. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather on July 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hope the moving goes well! So glad to be part of the great fundraising act!

  16. Danielle C. on July 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Girl you should sell those Macaroons, they are always sky high in the bidding. I’m drying to get a taste of just one. 😉

    Good luck with the move!

  17. Shayla @ The Good Life on July 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Good luck today and can’t wait to see the pics! 🙂

  18. The Teenage Taste on July 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Sorry to hear that the oatmeal pancakes didn’t turn out well. Like you said, they look delicious! My all-time favorite healthy and filling pancake recipe is still your “Perfect Protein Pancakes.” SO YUMMY! I had them for breakfast (again) yesterday! 🙂

  19. Cait @ Cait hates Cake on July 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Good luck with your move today!

  20. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on July 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Good luck moving!

    I think the outpouring of support via the blog community for TGFA has been incredible… THis is such a wonderful group to be a part of for that very reason, and I’m looking forward to getting to know more bloggers. 🙂

  21. Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters on July 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Have fun with your BIG move!! Such an exciting life moment! I’m about to check out the SW promo – sis recently went vegan so I might be ordering some for her as well!

  22. Aine @ Something to Chew Over on July 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Hope the move goes well!

  23. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I am sending all my love and heart felt prayers her way. Thank you for posting on this!

  24. Nicole on July 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Happy Moving Day!

    I too cried my eyes out reading Susan’s posts. I have been praying for her too.

    Just want to double check…I checked out the Protein offer. No shipping to Canada?? 🙁

  25. Beth (well ill be) on July 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    So exciting that yall are moving! I’d love to get some of your macaroons but they are a bit out of my price range :). That’s a good thing though!

  26. Jackie @ That Deep Breath on July 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Happy moving day! There are so many amazing items up for auction…this is the greatest auction ever!

  27. Cait on July 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    woohoo! those look fabulous 🙂 can’t wait to get some of your macaroons!

  28. Camille on July 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Wow! The bid is already up to $310 for your macaroons 🙁
    I was hoping to get them, but $310+ is too much..

  29. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on July 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Susan is such an amazing and inspiring woman. ahhh SUN WARRIOR PROMO

  30. Natalie on July 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    You sold me on the ” I ship worldwide” I would love a goodie bag from the gorgeous gina from fitnessista. I feel like I would actually be one step closer to the bloggin’ world and not just my virtual reality. I live in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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