Inspiration, where art thou?

Open road

People often ask “Where do you find inspiration?”  Well, I have a confession to make.  My inspiration comes when I’m driving.  It doesn’t matter what I’m trying to work out, if it’s not coming, I hop in the car and go somewhere. 

My mom is the same way.  Maybe she made me like this, I’m not sure.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been driving along and have to pull over to jot my thoughts down.  If someone is riding with me, they get to be the note-taker.  Lucky them!  Of course, I’ve spent many years being the note-taker myself. 

Over the weekend, I had a road vision – that’s what I call it – of how to set my garden up this year.  Off into a parking lot I went, to sketch the plans out.   Seeing other sights just seems to help me dislodge the block.  Perhaps it’s the slight meditational feeling of the road. 

I’ve been struggling with a couple of craft projects.  I think a little road trip may be in order. 

Protein Bakery – Brownies and Cookies that are Good For You

Protein Bakery Cookies

When I first heard about Protein Bakery, I have to admit – I was a little leery.  I knew they had gourmet cookies and brownies?  Cool, I can definitely get behind that!  With added protein?  Um…okay.  That are good for you?  Hmmm…I’m not so sure about this.

 It turns out I was so wrong!  Soo very wrong.  Protein Bakery’s items are delicious.  They are gourmet cookies and brownies – similar to the ones you get at a high-end bakery.  The use real, pure ingredients, too – like butter, sugar, eggs, and real chocolate.  You won’t find any of the fillers like corn syrup or hydrogenated oils in Protein Bakery’s items.  They add protein to every batch of baked goods, as it helps you feel full faster and prevents blood sugar spikes.  Protein Bakery never uses wheat flour, either.  I’m not gluten-sensitive, but I know a lot of people are. 

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The Great Swag Swap Give It Away #SwagSwap

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Welcome to The Great Swag Swap Giveaway Hop hosted by Gypsy Mama Logsand Mama goes BAM. This is a special event to thank you our readers, and is your 2nd chance to get your hands on some of the best swag from some of your favorite bloggers.

The event begins at 12:01 AM February 29 & ends 11:59 PM March 7th!!

Here at HWYD, we;re giving away a mystery box! Oooh…yeah! You never know what might be in it! I have stuff from local events, big events, swag from companies, and more. I guarantee that the retail value will be at least $100. If you like the stuff I regularly give away, you’ll love this box. It’s all in really excellent, if not brand new, condition.

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Freschetta Pizza – Rally For Real Pizza

Freschetta Pizza

Do you like pizza?  We used to eat a ton of delivery pizza, but then got totally overloaded on it.  Recently, though, I've come back around to pizza.  One of the things I've discovered is that Freschetta frozen pizza is as good – and many times better – than delivery pizza. 

Freschetta Pizza is made with top quality ingredients.  Fresh ingredients make such a difference.  We like veggie pizza, and fresh vegetables are so much more flavorful.  They also use time-tested recipes. 

Freschetta has recently launched the Rally for Real Pizza promotion.  Every week, 100 people will win 5 pizzas!  And one lucky winner will receive free pizza for a year.   All you have to do to enter is go the their Facebook page and add your picture to the rally mosaic!  

 

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Girl Land Book Give It Away – Leap Into Books

Girl Land Book by Caitlin Flanagan

Welcome to the Leap Into Books hop!  There are a ton of blogs – over 200! – each with a fantastic reader-friendly giveaway going.  That's crazy!  With that many giveaways, you're bound to find a few that you'd love to enter. 

Here at HWYD, we're giving away a Hardcover copy of Girl Land by Caitlin Flanagan.  Girl Land is a collection of essays from and interviews with several of the highest profile women around.  Sex. Love. Dating. Coming of Age. It's all here. 

 

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InRandom – Blogger Spotlight

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Have you ever visited InRandom?  If not, and you’ve got kids, you’re really kinda missing out.  The name is very apropos, as there’s a great, random assortment of family life, reviews, and giveaways.  Mix in funny and clever videos – like hilarious commercials or movie clips.  Add a healthy dose of recipes and some super fun tutorials, and you’ve got InRandom. 

Part of what makes InRandom so, well, random, is the myriad of people behind the scenes.  Five fun ladies contribute to the blog.  First off, you’ve got Manda.  Manda is a self proclaimed Jill of all trades and a mom of 2 – a teen and a toddler.  Yikes!  Next up is Angie.  After reading her bio, I think Angie is kinda like me.  A free spirit with a heavy heart.   They’re the owners of the site.

As far as contributors go, we’ve got the other three Randomettes.  Yes, I totally just dubbed them that.  Then we come to Rachel.  Rachel is responsible for a lot of the recipes.  She grew up in the restaurant business (I can sooo relate!) and enjoys cooking with her little ones.   Rounding the corner is Cassie.   Cassie and her husband are passionate about the outdoors both having  college degrees in Outdoor Sciences.  She does all the fluff writing – like cloth diapering and such.  Last, but certainly not least, is Sarah.  Sarah is a mom of 3 and highly involved in her church.  

Whew!  If I was a SAHM, or even  a mom, I’d totally be checking InRandom out regularly. 

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