MSY – LAX – Giveaway

December 27, 2010

in giveaway, salads, snacks, travel

It was still dark when we left for our flight this morning (and cold!)


Thankfully there were zero issues – I know a few folks on the east coast who are very frustrated with airplane travels :(


Abe and I had a few snacks stashed in our carry-ons


Much more appealing than what United was offering for breakfast.


I went to bed early and got plenty of sleep (will be paying for that later tonight with the time zone change) so I played “Angry Birds” on Abe’s iPhone while he snoozed.


He’s been obsessed (like most of the world) for months. Unfortunately, I had no idea that each “bird” had a special talent and it took me almost forty minutes to beat level 1 of the special Christmas edition.

On the way back from the airport we stopped by Whole Foods for some grocery basics and lunch fixins


I grabbed only a few items from the salad bar – brussels with pecans (disappointing), golden beets, and two wheatberry salads (one with pumpkin!)


No sense in weighing the scale down with stuff I have at home – I supplemented with my own tuna (1/2 the packet)


Tossed with baby spinach and lemon juice


For dessert, the last of Ameena’s Magic Bars


So sad to see them go!

But I got another blogger gift from Lauren that I’m excited to dig into


Plus, a Holiday Card that is sure to stay on the mantel year-round




It’s actually addressed to Abe (he’s on the list for shooting/editing that Pee Wee video in August) but I like to pretend that Paul and I are buddies too.

It may be December 27th, but I still have a mountain of mail and a few gifts to open – so Christmas isn’t over yet for me. OR YOU!!!


This one is for Beyond the Shaker, whose gourmet seasoning blends I use ALL THE TIME. One U.S. Reader will win their Top Sellers Set. All you have to do is either follow Beyond the Shaker on twitter, or “like” them on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. That’s it!

So yes, that means I currently have THREE giveaways on the blog – the Newman’s Own Cookies, The $100 Shopbop Gift Certificate, and now this one. Let’s keep the holidays going a wee bit longer?!?


1 Rose December 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

aw i love New Yorker comics! glad you got home safe :)

2 wendy lee December 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I loved that New Yorker cartoon, especially since we flew at Thanksgiving and I felt a bit like that snowman!
Can I pretend to be PeeWee’s friend too? Lucky you two—don’t throw that card away after Christmas!!!!

3 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I hope you had a great Christmas! I love that cartoon! I am glad you made it back safely! Enjoy your evening.

4 Simply Life December 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I don’t use facebook or twitter but I’m happy to know about this product- thanks!

5 rachelle wood December 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Did it!!!

6 fitinthemidwest December 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I followed them on Twitter.

7 Lauren December 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

So happy you got the pecans! :) Hope you enjoy. And I’m so glad that you are home safe and feeling well.

8 Cindy December 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Oh I hope you don’t suffer any travel hold ups…fingers crossed.

Also what a fun giveaway! I “liked them” and I would LOVE to add this to my seasonings stash!

Thanks for a fun give away

9 Michelle M December 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

“Like” them on Facebook. Sounds wonderful!

10 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] December 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I followed on Twitter! :) Ryan is hooked on Angry Birds like no other.

11 carmen December 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

i “liked” them on facebook. :) THANKS!

12 Melinda December 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I liked them on Facebook. Sounds delish. Glad you’re feeling better.

13 Schmidty December 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I am following Beyond the Shaker on twitter @rusthawk and also on facebook. Thanks for the entry! Great giveaway!

14 Sadye December 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I follow them on twitter! Glad you got home safely and are feeling better. :)

15 Meredith December 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I’m following them on Twitter!

16 lifeundeveloped December 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Liked them on FB!

17 Jillian December 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Glad you made it home safe! “Liked” them on facebook! :)

18 heather December 28, 2010 at 12:03 am

I haven’t done any of those things for the beyond the shaker contest, unfortunately. I’m a private person…though I would love to use those products! I hope you’re relaxing and recovering from your stomach bug!

19 SLS December 28, 2010 at 2:58 am

I liked Beyond the Shaker on FB

20 Jessie December 28, 2010 at 8:20 am

I’m glad you made it home safely! Good call on bringing your own snacks – I’ve gone hungry on too many flights not to bring my own food.

Happy Holidays to you and Abe, Lynn!

P.S. I like to think that Peewee and I are old pals, too (although I always refer to him as Mr. Herman ;) ).

21 Amber's Notebook December 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

LOL! What a fun christmas card to get!!

22 Katie O. December 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

Getting a card from Peewee is by far the coolest thing that could happen to anyone, ever. I’m super jealous. Glad to see you are back home safe and sound Lynn!

23 JOhannah B December 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Following Beyond the Shaker on Twitter
Twitter name @1prizewinner

24 M0nica December 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

i liked them on facebook! Thank you for hosting all of these giveaways!

25 kimmie December 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm

following on twitter! @blue_lanterns

26 ezzie December 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I’m following on twitter~ :)

27 Yvonne December 29, 2010 at 7:24 am

Following them on Twitter! Thanks!

28 emily (a nutritionist eats) December 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

I’m liking them on Facebook!

29 Allie January 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Liked them on facebook!

30 Kati January 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I just liked them on FB. Can’t wait to see who wins

31 ericonlo May 9, 2011 at 12:32 am

really cool there

32 ROVIO May 9, 2011 at 12:41 am

I found some pretty funny angry bird shirt designs you guys may like here.
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