• Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

    March 2, 2012

    Hi, friends.

    So, things went okay with my test this morning. It was quick and mostly painless (thank goodness). My doctor confirmed it’s colitis, and, unfortunately, it’s quite a bit worse than it was last time, so he’s putting me on a new drug (I’m up to five now) and a higher dose of steroids to kick its ass. Let’s hope this more aggressive treatment does the trick. I’m sick of being sick!

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    Even in an unpleasant situation like one, there is always something good to be found. This time, it was free socks. I took a pair of these home with me the last time I had this procedure, and they’re surprisingly cozy and comfortable. I actually wear them around the house quite a bit.

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    And the best part about these socks is they have little pug paws on the bottom of them. How cute.

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    It’s the silver lining, people. You see it, right?

    Brunch

    By the time I got home from my tests, it was nearly lunchtime, and I hadn’t eaten since dinner last night, so I immediately toasted a gluten-free bagel. I added peanut butter and banana slices and chowed it right down. When I’m really hungry, food just tastes so amazing. I can’t remember the last time I was that hungry.

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    New Balance Discount Code

    Some of guys had trouble with the New Balance discount code, and I’m so sorry for the confusion. I worked things out with New Balance and the new code below should work for 15% off and free shipping at shopnewbalance.com (even on clearance stuff). If you have any trouble, please let me know. The code is NBRTB127DB3CE, and it’s valid from now until March 10, 2012. Happy shopping!

    Quaker Whole Hearts Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s giveaway to win a box of Quaker Whole Hearts cereal. I love that you guys love cereal so much! Here are your winners:

    1. Erica D: Frosted shredded wheats are my favorite!
    2. Jordan: I love Golden Grahams…yum. But for healthy cereal, I usually go with Kashi Go Lean Crunch.
    3. Mitra: I love peanut butter Puffins! So good.
    4. erika: I personally love Kashi go lean and good ol’ fashioned OATMEAL. Of course, if I want a true sugar cereal, I go for lucky charms or honey nut cheerios – yummmmm
    5. Amy: My favorite cereal is Quaker Oatmeal Squares. They are addictive!

    Congrats, winners! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize!

    P.S. Remember when I met Chef Richard Blais a couple of weeks ago? Check out his delicious recipe for Spicy Bouilliablais. It’s on my to-make list as soon as I’m feeling better!

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    Melissa March 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    OMG! I love my hospital socks too!! :) I don’t have pug prints… but blue fuzzy. Yeah, it’s all about the silver lining. Thoughts of wellness headed your way. :)

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    Kristin March 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, your brunch looks amazing!!! That is such a great idea. I will have to try it next weekend.

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    Amy March 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

    hey–the code worked last night. I can’t remember which one I ended up using, but new shoes are on their way!

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    erika March 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Sad that I “won” but have never received my “prize” – also disappointed that my earlier comment about this was deleted. :(

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    Tina March 27, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I’m sorry you never received your box of cereal. I’ll follow-up with the folks at Quaker this morning! :)

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    Tina March 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    @erika: I heard back from the Quaker folks this afternoon. Apparently, they needed to order the product from their warehouse, which took some additional time. The boxes were shipped out last Friday, so you should be receiving it soon. Sorry for the confusion!

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