Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Moeben Review and Mardis Gras

Moeben is a "sportswear line created by ultra marathon runner Shannon Farar-Griefer after realizing the importance and demand of comfortable, practical and protective type clothing for the outdoor enthusiast. All Moeben products are made in the U.S.A. and tested during 100 mile ultra marathons by Moeben CEO and the Moeben running team." That's dedication to providing quality products!

Moeben UV protected arm sleeves come in a variety of colors and designs. I was especially drawn to the fact that they are UV protected since exercising outside almost always involves some sunshine.

Moeben graciously sent me two complimentary arm sleeves to review. I received eco friendly bamboo arm sleeves and pink arm sleeves (both pictured below). 

Moeben Arm Sleeves: 9.5 of 10! These sleeves are super stylish and a fantastic addition to anyone's sportswear collection. They are very comfortable, as advertised, and have served me well on chilly and warm days. The small arm pockets are very handy, though I would be careful with them. My ID fit in a pocket, but depending on your running gait, I wouldn't trust the ID to stay inside. I will also advise you to get a size smaller than that which their charts recommend to you if want the sleeves to fit snugly. I chose medium sleeves and would choose small in retrospect.

All in all, I can honestly recommend these sleeves to any runner, biker, hiker, etc. They are both fun and functional.

To end on a festive note, I have a slice of king cake pictured below. A friend of mine gave me a piece on Mardi Gras. I'd never tried king cake before, and it was certainly rich as if for a king.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Happy Leap Day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Greetings all! Thank you to those who entered my Gevalia Giveaway! declared #5 the lucky winner, which is Doreen! Congrats! I will be contacting you shortly.

I will write a more substantial post soon!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gevalia Giveaway!

Coffee... a great way to start the morning. I was sent a couple samples of Gevalia coffee (and a mug) from Kraft via MyBlogSpark to review for you.  Gevalia "has been refining the art of luxurious coffee since 1853 and has a deep history of finding and blending the finest Arabica coffee beans from locations around the world." Soon Gevalia will be available at Safeway with some new flavors. Their flavors include Gevalia Traditional Roast (ground and whole bean), Gevalia House Blend, Gevalia House Blend Decaf, Gevalia French Roast (ground and whole bean), Gevalia Colombia, Gevalia Espresso Roast, Gevalia Vanilla, and Gevalia Chocolate Mocha.

Personally, I am not a coffee connoisseur. Still, I can say that I enjoyed the Gevalia samples I received (pictured below).

Does it look good? Well, you have a chance to win the above package for yourself! You will receive 1 sample of the House Blend and the French Roast Blend from Gevalia Kaffe in addition to a Gevalia Kaffe branded coffee mug!

Simply visit Gevalia's beautiful website and share one thing you learned in a comment below. Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win. 

For another entry, please comment below with the flavor of Gevalia Kaffe you are most interested in trying.

For one more entry link to my blog post on your blog and comment with a link to your blog post below.

Best of luck! This giveaway will end on February 16, 2012 at midnight.

* Kraft Foods has provided sample product to me and is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Food, Fotos, and Fun!.