To submit your own announcement for next week’s Monday Announcements post, email firstname.lastname@example.org with EXACTLY how you’d like it to appear, complete with links before 12:00 Noon eastern, this coming Sunday.
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.
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!
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!
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]
Kimberly 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.
Rishi 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:
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!
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!!
Did 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 !
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!]
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!