Monday Announcements: 1.30.12

We love to help you promote what’s going on over on your blogs.  We’d love if you decided to submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post.  To do so, email healthylivingblogs@gmail.com with EXACTLY how you’d like it to appear, complete with links before 12:00 Noon eastern, this coming Sunday.

MA community

image Calling all Gluten-Free Healthy Living Bloggers: If you or your friends are GF, we are having a live chat about meals and food for Valentine’s Day in the UDI’s community on Feb 1st at 9:00 PM est. Be sure to check out this site for more information. We hope to see you there!

 

Two of our very own HLB Members were spotlighted in a post on the Washingtonian Wellbeing Blog – Check out “5 Female Triathlete Bloggers to Know in Washington” to see The Distric Chocoholic, Swim Run Bike DC and Run This Amazing Day in the DC blogging spotlight!

Do you like getting packages in the mail, sharing your favorite foods & connecting with other bloggers and readers? If so, Foodie Penpals is for you! Each month you’ll be matched with a blogger or reader. You send them a box filled with local foods and other fun foodie things and you receive a box of your own from another person! There’s a $15 spending limit and everyone writes a post about their packages and posts on the last day of the month. If you’re interested, check out more details here. Send Lindsay an email if you’re interested! If you’d like to participate for February, she needs to hear from you by Feb 4th.

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Are you a blogger in NYC? Have you heard that Keelie of Sweat = Success has been planning some uber=fun NYC Blogger Playdates? Join some of your favorite NYC Food, Fitness, Lifestyle (and anything else) bloggers for an awesome workout followed by brunch!  Be sure to check out the NYC Blogger Playdates page for more information!

 

MA giveaways and freebies

Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers is giving away a copy of the new Physique 57 book, The Physique 57 Solution: The Groundbreaking 2-Week Plan for a Lean, Beautiful Body. To enter this giveaway simply comment on Julie’s post telling her why this book intrigues you!  She will pick a winner on Tuesday, January 31.

 

TWO chances to win Sparkly Soul Headbands from HLB Members this week. 

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Our pal Elizabeth from On Tap for Today has partnered up with Sparkly Soul for a dazzling little giveaway. Head on over to her post, The Good, The Bad, The Sparkly for your chance to win some sparkly goodness before Wednesday, February 1st !

Brittany from Eating Bird Food is also hosting a Sparkly Soul headband giveaway! You’ll have until January 31st to enter.  Check out Brittany’s review of the product and enter the giveaway here!

Anjali from The Picky Eater is hosting a giveaway for Choffy – the delicious but healthy 100% cacao drink! When prepared with a little bit of stevia and milk, it tastes just like hot chocolate but each serving has only 20 calories and 0g sugar! And it has tons of antioxidants too! Check out Anjali’s review of the product and enter the giveaway here!

 

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To celebrate Lunar New Year, Julie from A Case of the Runs is giving away five free Nasoya products and shares a great festive recipe!  Ends 1.31.12.

The Delicate Place is giving away stevia + personal picks from Melissa herself. Visit her giveaway for sweet readers before Wednesday, February 1st to ender.

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hltuesdaysWe’re currently looking for your submissions for February’s Healthy Living Tuesdays series. Since it’s the month to celebrate LOVE with all the Valentine’s Day HYPE, we want to know what you LOVE about your healthy living journey.  Email your post or link to healthylivingblogs@gmail.com!

Finally, we want to take a moment for something FUN each Monday, to follow up all the business talk.  This week, we want to introduce Tweets We Loved Last Week – a quick display of a few of the tweets you guys sent out into the world that we caught by the tail & named favorite! We hope to have it reappear in future Mondays – let us know if it’s something you guys are enjoying!

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[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/VitalityGuide/status/163395617438171136"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/Eden_Eats/status/163394409990332416"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/ArleneAWL/status/163390165891555329"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/RoseyRebecca/status/163390164251590656"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/lgsmash/status/163321846220066816"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/NWHealthyLife/status/163067604779536385"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/mangomoon7/status/162875107931467777"]

7 Responses to “Monday Announcements: 1.30.12”

  1. Sarah
    January 30, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I love the addition of your favorite tweets from last week!

  2. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    January 30, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    It’s so fun to read a post and see yourself out of the blue! =) The quote on vlogging came from my first blog conference this weekend (Food Blog South) and I’m excited about challenging myself to do a little more vlogging to really build relationships with my readers. :)

    • Heather
      January 30, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      that sounds awesome, Heather!! I’d love to hear more about your experience and what you laerned at Food Blog South! Are you blogging about it!?

      • Heather @ Better With Veggies
        January 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

        I posted an overview post today, although I haven’t posted the tips & tricks I learned (I actually asked that today on the post – if people would be interested in those details). It was really fun and a great way to meet other bloggers!

  3. Elizabeth
    January 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I love the Tweets for Last Week feature! Fantastic addition. And many thanks for including my giveaway, I so appreciate it. ;-)

  4. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    January 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    So happy I made ‘Tweets from Last Week’! Yayaya!! Love HLB!

  5. Brittnye @ Healthy Living Chick
    January 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Love the new layout and features!!!

Monday Announcements: 1.23.12

To submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post, email healthylivingblogs@gmail.com with EXACTLY how you’d like it to appear, complete with links before 12:00 Noon eastern, this coming Sunday.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
february foodie penpals
Do you like getting packages in the mail, sharing your favorite foods & connecting with other bloggers and readers? If so, Foodie Penpals is for you! Each month you’ll be matched with a blogger or reader. You send them a box filled with local foods and other fun foodie things and you receive a box of your own from another person! There’s a $15 spending limit and everyone writes a post about their packages and posts on the last day of the month. If you’re interested, check out more details here. Send me an email if you’re interested! If you’d like to participate for February, I need to hear from you by Feb 4th.

 Do you find reading race recaps completely motivational  like we do? Have you written a race recap in the past month or so? Callie from The Wannabe Athlete is hosting a RACE RECAP LINK UP!  It’s a great way to share your personal race stories, as well as look through the submissions for some “go-get-em!” attitudes and inspiration by the boatload! CHECK IT OUT!

Tales from a Kitchen Misfit is holding a blogger bake sale to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training!  You can bid on this TREMENDOUS list of over 40 delicious bake sale items [ including our pal from On Tap for Today, Elizabeth’s, paleo crunch! ]  What are you waiting for? Go get your bid on for a great cause!  You will have until 8PM on Saturday January 28th to place your bid!

 

Registration is now open for the Blend Retreat, held in Boulder, Colorado May 4-6, 2012! There are 100 tickets available for this “weekend retreat where bloggers and friends become blends.”   A Retreat Ticket entitles the attendee to:  Friday night’s Meet & Greet Dinner, 2 Pre-Breakfast Fitness Classes, 2 Breakfast Meals, entry to the Closing Ceremony’s Product Raffle, and a swag bag. For more information, including a list of who else is attending, visit the Blend Retreat webiste.

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Cook ‘n Scribble, headed by Molly O’Neill, is gearing up for two great online courses: Food Writing 101 and Food Blog U. If one of your 2012 goals is to improve your food writing/blogging, consider these courses…both are still accepting applications!

 

GIVEAWAYS:

image Brittany from Eating Bird Food is hosting a Sparkly Soul headband giveaway! You’ll have until January 31st to enter.  Check out Brittany’s review of the product and enter the giveaway here!

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Healthy Helper is giving away an Eat Smart Precision Pro scale!!!  You have until tomorrow to enter here: http://healthyhelperblog.com/2012/01/21/updates-giveaway/

 

[follow this link to read her review of the Eat Smart scale]

badgergirlKimberly at Badger Girl Learns to Cook is giving away an OXO salad dressing shaker this week in her New Year, New You giveaway series. You can enter multiple times and winners will be announced on Friday, January 27th. Check out her blog or follow her at@BdgerGrl to learn more about this awesome giveaway.

imageRishi Tea giveaway at Apples and Arteries!  Lots of ways to enter!  http://wp.me/p263ht-4j Contest is open through Thursday, January 26, 2012.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a Rishi Tea Classic Tea Gift Set and announced on Friday, January 27, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TEAM HLB:

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Interested in learning more about our Blogger Sponsorship program?  We give GREAT deals on advertising space on HLB to our members who want to add a little bit of blog promotion and advertising to their already miles long list of awesome community involvement.  Prices range from $10 a month to $75 dollars for a full year.  Check out this page for more information!

 

imageHealthline recently kicked off its “Best Health Blog of 2011″ contest & their editors have nominated Healthy Living Blogs! Please, take a moment to vote for us by searching “Healthy Living Blogs” on the contest site. Thank you!!

imageDid you know we, too, are very PINTERESTED in sharing what we think is valuable?  Each week we seek out what we think might be helpful in your healthy living journey, and add blog posts and articles to our community board. Click here to find HLB’s Healthy Living board on Pinterest.

If you have a Pinterest board dedicated to Healthy Living, be sure to let us know! Tweet us a link – @bloghealthy !

 

 

TO READ:
We thought we’d add a little bit more fun to the Monday Announcement’s this week. So, we reached out to you on twitter, asking for your own favorite posts you’ve published this far in 2012. [Be sure to follow us on twitter to participate in additional upcoming round ups and other fun surprises we hope to unveil soon!]

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Here’s the list of what you had to share. I’ve been reading through them throughout the weekend and I must say, this collection is FULL of gems!

Making 2012 My Best Year Yet from Adventures in weight loss, Cooking and Life

Should Have Said No from undeterrable

This is the Year from C’mon, Fatso.

This Week: Caramelized Onions from Savvy Eats

New Year, Same You from The Smart Kitchen

The Moves Collection from This Fit Chick

Six Pound Lessons from Jodeexi Writes

Gym Pet Peeves and Rules from applesandarteries

Shrimp Salad with Spicy Citrus Dressing from Diary of a Fruit Addict

The Two Most Important Food Rules from Laurel of Leaves

Saturated Fat for Health from Vitality Guide for Women

The Farmer Visits Seattle and Lurching Towards a Vacation from The Finicky Farmer

Bald Babies Should Wear Wigs from Breakfast to Bed

Eat More Food from The Healthy Hipster

Hummus Party from Girl Gone Veggie

 Tips for Increasing Your Milage from Running Toward the Prize

I Just Want to Write from Talkless Say More

Transformations from Running with Perseverance

12 for 2012 from Let’s Talk and Walk

If I Was On The Bachelor for Life of Blyss

26.2 Ways to get Healthy in 2012 & A Run to Remember from Mile Posts

25 Minute HIIT Tabata Workout from In Sweetness and In Health

Missed out on sharing your favorite post of 2012 thus far? Leave a link in the comments for us all to check out!

10 Responses to “Monday Announcements: 1.23.12”

  1. Heather
    January 23, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    my own favorite post of 2012 thus far =

    a toss up between Today I Said Stuff http://www.thenheathersaid.com/2012/01/02/today-i-said-stuff/ – my new favorite way to share good content!,

    and Create Space for Passions http://www.thenheathersaid.com/2012/01/05/create-space-for-passions/ – something I am trying to be UBERdedicated too this month, and hopefully this year!

  2. Nicole
    January 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    My favorite post that I’ve written so far this year is the one where I talk about NYE and layout my goals for the upcoming year.
    http://nicoleonamission.com/2012/01/01/nye-and-2012-goals/

    OR

    The post where I talk about my grocery shopping & meeting a fellow healthy living blogger!
    http://nicoleonamission.com/2012/01/16/mlk-groceries-and-bloggers-ohmy/

  3. Lisa
    January 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I think “I Don’t Know Where to Start” was a great post: http://www.110pounds.com/?p=27436

    or

    “There’s a News Van in My Driveway”: http://www.110pounds.com/?m=20120110

    :)

  4. SweatyGirl
    January 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Here’s a short little post that is just silly. But it was my most popular!
    http://sweatygirl.net/2012/01/09/treadmill-of-doom/

  5. Toni @NotYetAMommyBlog
    January 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Favorite blog post so far this year – “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Publication Date” http://www.notyetamommyblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/dont-judge-book-by-its-publication-date.html

    http://www.notyetamommyblog.blogspot.com

  6. Brigid
    January 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    One running related: How To Run Hills
    http://www.livebreathehuzzah.com/2012/01/16/how-to-run-hills/

    One general healthy living: Sleep, Essential for Body and Mind http://www.livebreathehuzzah.com/2012/01/19/sleep-essential-for-body-and-mind/

  7. Michele @ nycrunningmama
    January 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I responded to the twitter question on Jan 20th but it didn’t make the list:
    http://www.nycrunningmama.com/2012/01/15/envisioning-success/
    and
    http://www.nycrunningmama.com/2012/01/17/the-core-of-my-marathon-training/

    • Heather
      January 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      So sorry, Michele!! Twitter was down when I went back to grab all the links and when I looked back the next day, there were A TON we had missed. :(

      I am so happy you took the time to add yours to the comments section!! YOU ROCK :)

  8. Libby
    January 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    My favorite post thus far is the one I posted today!
    http://runlibby.blogspot.com/2012/01/weigh-in-wednesday-small-victories.html

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Monday Announcements: 1.16.12

To submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post, email healthylivingblogs@gmail.com with EXACTLY how you’d like it to appear, complete with links before 12:00 Noon eastern, this coming Sunday.

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Registration is now open for the Blend Retreat, held in Boulder, Colorado May 4-6, 2012! There are 100 tickets available for this “weekend retreat where bloggers and friends become blends.”   A Retreat Ticket entitles the attendee to:  Friday night’s Meet & Greet Dinner, 2 Pre-Breakfast Fitness Classes, 2 Breakfast Meals, entry to the Closing Ceremony’s Product Raffle, and a swag bag. For more information, including a list of who else is attending, visit the Blend Retreat webiste.

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Cook ‘n Scribble, headed by Molly O’Neill, is gearing up for two great online courses: Food Writing 101 and Food Blog U. If one of your 2012 goals is to improve your food writing/blogging, consider these courses…both are still accepting applications!

 

GIVEAWAYS:

Julie is giving away one copy of the Momofuku cookbook. To enter, simply leave a comment on her giveaway post telling her your favorite new cookbook. Giveaway closes tomorrow morning!

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New subscribers to Lisa’s Foods monthly email newsletter receive a free vegetarian and vegan ebook cookbook. The newsletter is full of tips, news, and info on eating clean & living green.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TEAM HLB:

Do you post your own recipes on your blog? Would you like to give some additional face time?  Don’t forget about our Recipe Link Ups, which take place just about every Wednesday here on HLB.  Each week is a different theme [this time it's soups & stews! perfect for the wintery weather much of us are facing these days!] and submitting your own recipe is SOUPER  SIMPLE! [ha!]  Just visit the Recipe Link Up post, read about the theme, and press the “Add Your Link” button near the bottom of the post.  While you’re there, take a peek around at what fancy recipes other HLB Members are promoting, too!

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Healthline recently kicked off its “Best Health Blog of 2011″ contest & their editors have nominated Healthy Living Blogs! Please, take a moment to vote for us by searching “Healthy Living Blogs” on the contest site. Thank you!!

One Response to “Monday Announcements: 1.16.12”

  1. janetha
    January 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Thanks for shouting out Blend! I can’t wait to see everyone!

Monday Announcements: 1.9.12

To submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post, email healthylivingblogs@gmail.com with EXACTLY how you’d like it to appear, complete with links before 12:00 Noon eastern, this coming Sunday.

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Cook ‘n Scribble, headed by Molly O’Neill, is gearing up for two great online courses: Food Writing 101 and Food Blog U.   If one of your 2012 goals is to improve your food writing/blogging, consider these courses…both are still accepting applications!

GIVEAWAYS:

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New subscribers to Lisa’s Foods monthly email newsletter receive a free vegetarian and vegan ebook cookbook. The newsletter is full of tips, news, and info on eating clean & living green.

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Lauren from Healthy. Delicious. is giving away two prize packs featuring the new line of Marzetti Simply Dressed all-natural dressings. Each winner will receive 5 free product coupons, a wood salad bowl, and collapsible salad tongs. http://healthy-delicious.com/2012/01/simply-dressed-giveaway/

 

HELP A BLOGGER OUT:

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Alyssa of Life of Blyss is in the running for joining Team Refuel.  You can read about her quest to join the team here, and vote for her by going HERE and typing “Alyssa” in the search bar.  When you see her smiling face shown here, click it and vote! You can vote once daily until January 15th!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TEAM HLB:

We’re currently look for your submissions for January’s Healthy Living Tuesdays series, focused on how you keep your spirits up during the cold winter months. Email your post or link to healthylivingblogs@gmail.com!

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Healthline recently kicked off its “Best Health Blog of 2011″ contest & their editors have nominated Healthy Living Blogs! Please, take a moment to vote for us by searching “Healthy Living Blogs” on the contest site. Thank you!!

One Response to “Monday Announcements: 1.9.12”

  1. Emily @ Relishments
    January 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I love the addition of images to this post! Good choice!

Monday Announcements: 1.2.12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Healthline recently kicked off its “Best Health Blog of 2011″ contest & their editors have nominated Healthy Living Blogs! Please, take a moment to vote for us by searching “Healthy Living Blogs” on the contest site. Thank you!!

We’re currently look for your submissions for January’s Healthy Living Tuesdays series, focused on how you keep your spirits up during the cold winter months. Email your post or link to healthylivingblogs@gmail.com!

 

GIVEAWAYS

New subscribers to Lisa’s Foods monthly email newsletter receive a free vegetarian and vegan ebook cookbook. The newsletter is full of tips, news, and info on eating clean & living green.

 

To submit your own announcement, email healthylivingblogs@gmail.com with EXACTLY how you’d like it to appear, complete with links to your blog/post!

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