Breakfast Bagelwich + Giveaway!

This post is chock-full of FUN STUFF!

First, your regularly scheduled morning blogging… πŸ™‚


Today’s workout was very entertaining. I didn’t get bored once, which is a little rare for 50 minutes of straight cardio.

I started my workout on the treadmill with 35 minutes of incline walking and running… All mixed up!

35 minute alternate incline walking + running workout:

35 Minute Incline Walking/Running Workout

After treadmill time, I hopped on the elliptical with Real Simple magazine and cranked out another 15 minutes of light cardio.


Last night Alternative Bagels were buy one get one free at the grocery store, so I snagged two bags of ’em!

I love the sweet wheat bagels. They’re the perfect size and have only 110 calories with 7 grams of filling fiber. Not too shabby for a bagel, huh?

I topped my toasted bagel with Justin’s maple almond butter and sliced strawberries for a yummy breakfast bagelwich.

Justin's Maple Almond Butter

(Half of this pack went directly into my mouth and didn’t quite make it on top of the bagel. πŸ˜‰ )

Almond Butter + Strawberries

Tuesday's Breakfast

It was deeeelish!

CSN Stores $40 Giveaway!

I was a lucky little blogger and won my first giveaway ever when Lisa hosted a giveaway for a credit to CSN Stores. (See, it is possible to win a giveaway!)

CSN Stores

After browsing their site (they literally have everything from barstools to kitchen appliances) I used my credit toward a new vacuum.

Now it’s your turn!

To enter this giveaway for a $40 credit to CSN Stores, simply comment on this post stating which product on their site you would like to have. (I have a feeling you guys will be most interested in the products listed on their site.)

I will randomly select a winner tomorrow morning.

Good luck!!!

64 Responses

  1. Oh, I desperately, desperately need new bedding. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but my sheets have holes in them.

  2. I absolutely love buying new stuff for my kitchen, aside from the fact it makes me feel kinda old to get excited about this stuff! Anyway, I would love to have the Artland Prescott Wine Glass in Aqua (Set of 2). I always buy cheap wine glasses (usually from the dollar store) and it’s time for me to invest in some relatively fancy ones:-)

  3. I would LOVE to have a george foreman indoor grill. i have always wanted one and it would be so perfect for me since im a college student who only cooks for one. thanks!! πŸ™‚

  4. Ok so I could have literally written this post this morning. I bought Alternative bagels at the downtown Publix yesterday because they were literally at the front of the store and I couldn’t resist buy 1 get 1 free! This morning I made an egg sandwich on the sweet wheat bagel! I didn’t have time to post this morning, but I will put the pic up tomorrow.

    Too funny! That point of purchase marketing gets me everytime πŸ™‚

  5. blender please! I am hopefully moving out of my roomies place soon and I wont have one anymore–I’d definitely need a new one.

  6. Love reading your blog everday!! If I wont he giveaway I would for sure use it on a new grill pan!

  7. A portable triple frozen drink machine, of course!! OK, maybe I would just get a new blender πŸ™‚

  8. Hand held blender, please! πŸ™‚

  9. I have been drooling over their crock pots…I neeeeed one πŸ™‚ What an awesome giveaway!

  10. I have been eyeballing the Cuisinart electric pressure cooker forever. πŸ™‚ GREAT give away! WOO!

  11. I really need a garlic press and a coffee grinder – this would be the kick in the pants I need to finally get them!

    And I love those packets of peanut butter – so convenient on the go!

  12. I would love the egg poacher! Like you, I love breakfast at anytime of the day!

  13. I would love a new blender for my new house!

    I love that maple nut butter mmmm….

  14. I’d love to buy a dehydrator! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  15. I would love a fondue set so I could dip fruit in chocolate. Yum!

  16. Umm…LOVE this giveaway, because guess what our vaccum died!!! I’ve been having to use our shop vac….which is a little cumbersome.

  17. A mandolin or something pretty and decorative for my apartment!

  18. I would absolutely love to have the George Foreman grill!! How useful would that be?

  19. You and your 50 minutes of cardio always cracks me up! I love how dedicated you are to getting it in, but it makes me giggle that 50 is for some reason your “magic number”. Gotta do what works for ya though! πŸ™‚

    This is a great giveaway and something I would definitely love! I would like maybe a new pan. Although there are SO many things I would love love love that we could use.

    • isn’t it weird??? i don’t know when i started doing 50 min., but now it just seems like the “perfect” amount. so odd!

  20. Cuisipro Pizza Wheel would be fun to have πŸ™‚

  21. Oh yay I would LOVE to have their “Biggest Loser Juice Extractor Citrus Juicer.”

    Finally fresh juice! Yum.

  22. KitchenAid mixer – it’s my DREAM appliance to have one day!

  23. Boring, but I’d go with the Pyrex Smart 6 Piece Mixing Bowl Set. Hard to believe, but I don’t own a set of mixing bowls!

  24. how fun! what a great site, I think they CSN does a great job! I would love to try the spirilizer! I have seen so many bloggers use it to make zuchinni pasta and such and it looks so fun to use!!

  25. Great giveaway! I would definitely go for one of their mandolins, I’ve been wanting one so badly!

  26. I just decided this morning that I need a food processor. Nothing big but something like the Black & Decker Mini Pro Plus Food Processor.

  27. What a great giveaway! My roommate actually used to work for CSN stores! Small world…anyway, I would probably pick the Hamilton Beach FreshChop Food Chopper. Mine broke recently. 😦 Have a fab day everyone!

  28. Awesome giveaway! I’d love a waffle makers…but I think I’d go for the Cap Barbell 40 lbs Dumbbell Set – Free Shipping! Wow!

  29. Would love to have a slow cooker so I can make some of that pulled pork from your recipes. Looks delicious!

  30. 7.2 incline!? Oh my gosh…you are a warrior!

    It must be the week of death for vacuums because mine just died on Sunday. I would totally get a new vacuum if I won your giveaway!!

    Have a wonderful day!!

  31. Hey Julie!

    I’m a sucker for giveaways and I soooo need a new kitchen scale!!

  32. I need a new blender, or a spiralizer!!! πŸ˜€

    I’ve never heard of those bagels, hmm, the almond butter + strawberries – now that’s a good combo that I HAVE heard of πŸ˜‰

  33. Wow, thanks for the great giveaway! I have an Aeron chair that I love, so I would love to out the $40 toward one for my boyfriend!

  34. I’d like to get this baby play mat:

  35. I would love to have a Cuisinart Griddler for Paninis, or a juicer! So much good stuff on the site though, this is a great giveaway!

  36. Hmmm…I would love a large food processor, mine is a bit too small to make a big batch of hummus!

  37. Great giveaway, there’s so much to choose from!

    I’d say I would either get a new pair of heels (for an upcoming wedding) or some exercise equipment.

  38. I’ve been dying to get a panini maker for a while now, so that’d definitely be my pick!

  39. Hi! Love your blog….I would absolutely LOVE a toaster oven so I can make your tasty looking quesadillas!!

    Have a great day!

  40. that is an awesome incline workout. i am having to take time off from running fast so i think i will give it a go. i LOVE that brand of bagel. that is awesome you were able to snag them for BOGO free!

    CSN stores are great. they have so many cool appliances! i would definitely go for a panini press with changeable plates. ive been eyeing the cusinart one at costco for weeks!

    thanks for the fun giveaway, hope you have a great day!

  41. Great workout, Julie! And what an awesome give-a-way! I am going with a wafflemaker! Hands down…I have been wanting one for so long now! haha!

  42. Isn’t nice to get new things for the house?!?!
    I’m about to close on my FIRST HOME, and can’t wait to get out all of our wedding gifts (that have been in the closet for almost 3 years), as well as buy new stuff to fill it with! We need a new vacuum, too. But what I would L.O.V.E. to have is the EatSmart Precision Pro in Digital Kitchen in Red


    the Farberware Large Two Tone Bamboo Cutting Board Set

    Thanks for the info, I’ve never heard of this site!

  43. I have some friends that are getting married in May. Jeff, the groom is an Architect and he LOVES Legos.

    I would put the $40 towards this:

    and make it part of their wedding gift!

  44. I love the Paderno World Cuisine Non-Stick Silicone Baking Sheet

  45. I would get a toaster oven! I’ve always wanted one and now that I’m living by myself for six months… it’d be perfect for my indiviudal sized pizza πŸ™‚

  46. I love Alternative bagels. I buy them when sprouts put them on 2 for 1. Hard to pass up a BOGO deal!

    I would go with an immersion blender or heartrate monitor…or stick vacuum or new sheets….or….there’s SO MUCH! πŸ™‚

  47. I could use a new cutting board or chopping block!

  48. I’d love some new plates for my apartment- I’m getting tired of using the same plastic stuff I’ve had since my freshman dorm!

  49. Woohoo! They ship to Canada!

    I would more than LOVE to buy myself a cast iron skillet. My mama use to have one and used it for everything when I was a youngster! πŸ™‚

  50. I hosted the same giveaway and now I’m SUPER excited to have a chance to win something!!! I think i’d like a pasta maker! How cool!

  51. Ooh Ooh waffle maker!!!! I still cannot beleive that I don’t have one of these already. Belgian waffles are heaven!

  52. I would love the rachel ray pots!!

  53. I’d love an immersion blender. Can you believe that I don’t own one???

  54. I would love the microwave steamers! So convenient!

  55. I’m torn between a blender and a food scale!

  56. I’ve been looking for ever for a decently priced arc floor lamp in white…. so that’s what I would get!!!

  57. Oh my goodness — spiralizer fosho!!!!!!! Awesome giveaway, girl!

  58. I would love a $40 gift card I am redoing my bathroom and would really love to spend some money on eco friendly cork flooring!

  59. I really want a spiralizer if I were to buy from

    On their fitness site though, I definitely want some resistance bands.

  60. A blender would be the best thing ever!

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