Reading Comfort Book Cover and Bookmark Giveaway!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 22, 2009

First up the winners of the Whole Foods giveaway!

1st prize- $200 USD: Amanda R

2nd prize- $100 USD: Megan M

3rd prize- $50 USD: Paige K.

Bree also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for your support with the contests!

OSG Readers:
When I first asked Angela if she would mind doing a contest to help get our site out there, I wasn’t sure what the response would be.  Baby Enchanted hardly fits into the categories food, fitness, fashion, or fun…well, maybe baby fashion!  But the comments you left us – the compliments, the referrals, the excitement, the bookmarking…really blew us away!  My husband and I sat and read through every single one.  Baby Enchanted took us almost a year and a half to build from scratch before we went live about 3 months ago and we are really proud of it, so to hear the same things that we think about it echoed in your comments was an incredible joy.  Thank you to everyone who participated, congratulations to those who won, and an extra special thank you to those of you who took the time to tell others! ~Bree

Isn’t she just the sweetest person?? :) Thanks Bree! And congrats to the winners!


Here is my new favourite morning routine in action!

Broccoli or Wheatgrass juice:


Just disgusting I tell you! lol. Like the shot glass? haha. I swear this stuff is worse than a shot of tequila.

My new loose leaf tea steeper arrived yesterday along with the William Ashley shipment:


You can see my legs in the reflective mirror on the pot!! ;)

I have been dreaming of one of these my entire life.


Guess what arrived in the mail last week?

A surprise shipment from my sister Kristi!!!!

A box full of Teaopia products along with a Teaopia gift card.


She got me a huge bag of the Japanese Sencha, Coconut Cream, and a Fit Active tea for fitness enthusiasts! I love the Sencha and Fit Active, but I have yet to try the coconut cream. I think I will today. :) This tea and gift card will keep me going for a long time!

And then of course a Green Monster:



  • 1 cup hemp milk
  • 4 cubes ice
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 5 sprigs dandelion
  • 2 organic kale leaves
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheatgrass powder
  • Squirt Kyolic Garlic
  • 1.5 t Maca powder (loving this stuff so much!!!!)

My insides are grinning from ear to ear. So much energy flowing through these veins!!!!

Resting my Legs:

Yesterday I didn’t go on my planned run because I was not feeling it at all. I was feeling tired and not fully rested from my intense runs last week. So I decided to skip the run and wait until I felt better. The last thing I want to do is get this far and then do something stupid and hurt myself or burn myself out the week before an important race. I am hoping to get out today, but that will depend on the weather. Right now it looks like rain so I’ll have to see. If I don’t run today I will do my treadmill hill workout for some X-training. :)


Now we have another fun contest giveaway from Reading Comfort! Up for grabs are:

1 Classy Book Cover

Book Cover
  • Protect your books and your
    reading privacy
  • Adjustable, yet secures the heaviest books firmly to prevent slipping
  • Available in SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE sizes

1 Elastic 4 Ribbon Bookmark

Elastic Bookmark
  • The bookmarks you won’t lose
    or misplace!
  • Will adjust to the size of most books
  • Will hold up to four places at
    the same time

How to Enter:

  • My sister Kristi thinks she has broken her toe (ouch!!!!!) and she is quite upset about being off exercise. If you could leave my sister a comment to cheer her up I’m sure it would just make her week. Also, if you know of any exercise she can do while she is off her foot that would be appreciated too!
  • Tweet about this contest for an extra 5 entries.
  • Contest closes Wednesday Sept. 23 at 8pm EST


I’m off to bake, bake, bake. See you later for a HUGE debate between Eric and I that I need your help with! I’m thinking a poll is in order. :)


Everything you need is already inside. Just do it. ~Bill Bowerman

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Paige @ Running Around Normal September 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

omg yay! I won third place! :D How awesome. Bree’s line truly is great, though.

Kristi – I hope youf feel better soon. You’re doing a great thing to your body by letting it re-coup.


Nikki T September 22, 2009 at 11:20 am

LOVE the shot glass! Haha!
What a great sister you have, sending you all that Teaopia stuff, perfect timing to get your tea steeper!

One thing I’ve been doing lately that doesn’t involve being on your feet is Russian Twists (I think AKA Oblique Twists). I’ve been using a 12kg Kettlebell for mine, but without weights works too!
Hope your toe heels quickly Kristi!


amanda September 22, 2009 at 11:28 am

Did I seriously win first :)? I never win anything lol!!
Kristi- Im sorry to hear about your toe :( its crazy becasue I just learned about this in class, that there is nothing you can do for broken toes to help them heal faster)Bummer..BUT, you can still maybe work on your arms, and your core, or just enjoy the rest :) your body may appreciate it.


Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) September 22, 2009 at 11:30 am

Feel better soon Kristi! Could you go swimming? But at the same time, rest is important so try to enjoy the time off :)


Carrie September 22, 2009 at 11:44 am

Love ya girl but there’s a difference between “loose” and “lose.”


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

That text was copied from the website promo stuff. Its now fixed.


suzanne September 22, 2009 at 11:48 am

Hope you feel better soon Kristi! I would probably work on my upper body with weights :)


Yasmin September 22, 2009 at 11:53 am

This little piggy went to market, this little piggy had roast beef, and this little piggy had none. And this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home! Did anybody else hear that before or is it just me? Hope your sis feels better and stays off her toes! Great giveaway for a book nerd like me!


Kristi September 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

LOL!!! This made me laugh :)


Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life September 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm

just tweeted~!~


Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life September 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I am really sorry to hear about your broken toe Kristi!!! I hope you feel better.. Perhaps you can do some arm exercises in untill it is all better!!


Katie September 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Sorry about your toe, Kristi! Hope it’s not broken I dropped a jar of coins on my foot once and the nail fell off… no fun.

I tweeted this contest :-)


Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

That teapot is my dream come true!

Dearest sister Kristi,
Don’t let your eyes get misty
While broken toes are no fun,
When all is said and done
At least you have a wonderful sisty!

Hahah I tried!!



Kristi September 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm

hahaha…very true! :)


kirsten September 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm

feel better Kristi! I would maybe try swimming or upper body weight training while you are recovering.


insideiamdancing September 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Oh :( Kristi- you put your foot in it that time! I have two broken toes right now so also looking for exercise ideas. Swimming could be could (I can’t swim so that would be pretty disasterous for me :P ) but upper body work would be good. Above all, just let it heal. Toes heal pretty quickly if they are well-rested!


anne September 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Great contest and Bree’s store is wonderful.The book cover and book mark contest is also wonderful.
Kristi use electical tape and tape the hurt toe to the one beside it. It will make walking much easier. Lite walking is good and will keep the joint moving and you could bike as you don’t bear weight on your toes to bike. Other then that a few days and you will be good as new.
I dislocated my toe chaseing my dog. Taping helped while it healed. I was out running after about 7 days. Toes heal quick.
Heres to hoping your toe heals very quickly.
In the mean time read a good book. ;^)


Kristi September 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm



Kristen September 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm

From one “Kris” to another…hang in there!! Broken toes are no fun, but at least it wasn’t your ankle or leg! :-) Exercise idea…one legged hops? lol


angieinatlanta September 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I love your new tea steeper! I’m green with envy!


Chloe September 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Broken toes suck! It will get better though, and just like with anything in life this too shall pass. Take time to get stuff done that you have been putting off, or take time for yourself to read a new book, paint that poor little toe, and give yourself some TLC.

You could try doing push ups, planks (maybe modified on your knees), swimming but only using your arms, and ab workouts. Or, just let it all go and try to enjoy some down time!


Megan September 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Hope your toe feels better soon! I’m currently having a lot of knee pain, so I’ve had to take a few days off. Just hang in there – you’ll feel better soon enough :) Love the giveaway! I just tweeted it. I’m @megaug on twitter!


Julie @savvyeats September 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Feel better, Kristi! Try doing some Pilates… you don’t need to put any weight on your feet while doing the Hundred, Stomach Series, etc!


Tiffany September 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Oh no Kristi! Feel better soon, and don’t worry about being off of exercise for a bit… you want to rest it as much as it needs so you don’t have to wait even longer to get back to exercise. When I injured my foot, I was able to sit down and read a bunch of books I had been meaning to read, but was always go-go-go. You could try doing something that you really enjoy but never have the time to do anymore. :)


Kristen September 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Good job taking a rest when you need it Ange! This week, although some running is probably good to do, you are far more likely to do harm than good by pushing yourself. You’ve put the work in already- “one last run” or “one last speed session” isn’t going to do anything for you. Enjoy the cross training and resting.

Kristi- sorry to hear about your toe! I’ve been there and it sucks! I don’t have any suggestions that haven’t been already mentioned, but do enjoy the strange bruising and colours that your toe and surrounding foot will turn!


T September 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Such fun giveaways! And to your sister… use the toe as an excuse for those around you to wait on you hand and foot… Ooooh, my toe hurts, can you please ahnd me the remote? Oooooh, my toe is bothering me, can you grab me a water please? LOL!!!!!


Kristi September 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Consider it done! lol


Kristi September 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Thank you all for your sweet comments and to my litle sissy for being so thoughtful!!! I am sure I will be better in no time :) Swimming it is….pilates sounds fun too. I am just going to take it easy for now.



leatitia September 22, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Hi sister! I’m sorry you can’t exercice these days, but what about taking that time to read a book about health, take a longer bath, do things for you? :) Enjoy the down time.


junghwa September 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm

i think through her “rest” days she could enjoy other things that she love. Perhaps, reading or baking or taking pictures?

taking a long rest from fitness could really help in recovery and balancing with oneself.


Barb Hall September 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Growing wheatgrass is great and I did it. However, for people with busy lifestyles it’s almost impossible to find the time to grow, tend,juice and if I travel I want to be able to take it with me. I found some that is grown Aeoponically, soil-free, fungus free and includes the roots which include cancer and other disease fighting nutrients. Just put it in your sports bottle with 8 to 12 ounces of water, shake and you’re good to go. It’s freeze dried and the nutrients come to life when blended with the water. I found out about it at a health food store. You can get free samples at by filling out the form on the home page.


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Awww, I feel so bad for your sister! I am the queen of “off-your-feet” exercising, being that I had bunions surgery on FOUR toes (2 on each foot) all at the same time this summer. It’s not easy to stay off your feet, but if she wants to heal, she’s going to have to take it easy for a while. My best suggestions are Pilates, weight-lifting, and an exercise ball. When she’s feeling up to it, another great one is riding bike! Hope she feels better soon, and I’ll be sure to tweet about this giveaway Angela!



Missy Maintains September 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Hope you feel better Kristi! Maybe you could try exercises on the floor such as abs and arm exercises!


Missy Maintains September 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Just tweeted the giveaway!


Barbara Orban September 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Hi I love the shot glass!
Kristi – I hope you feel better soon. Try not to be too down just becuase you can’t exercise, your body needs rest right now and it will appreciate the rest you give it! If your leg is sore you could focus on upper body moves for your exercise. An idea might be using a large exercise ball to support your legs and do push ups or punch a boxing bag while supporting your legs by sitting on the exercise ball. Good Luck xoxo


Laura E September 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Just remember Kristi that this is a small stepping stone in your life that once you get past will make you stronger! Be thankful for everything you still have and can do.

Since you can not run maybe you could work on strength training moves, such as lef lifts while laying on your side. And I’m not sure how well this would work but maybe you could try to only used the middle of your foot and heel to push the pedals on a bike machine for some cardio.


Courtney F September 22, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Oh boo for broken toes. Kristi, I say take a break! Your pigs will enjoy that!
What a cute giveaway!
I tweeted!!


maria September 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Obviously running and other impact exercises are out for your poor sister, but she could still do upper body strength training. Which is definitely better than nothing.

Feel better soon!


Trisha September 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Kristi, I hope your toe feels better soon! Maybe you can use this time for extra flexibility. If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to skimp on stretching when you’re trying to balance working out & the rest of life! Use this time to take a breather and stretch away!!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Yikes…good thing it’ll heal pretty quickly (I hope!!). I would take advantage of this time to do some ab exercises and upper body weights! I hope it isn’t too painful and that you are getting around okay!!


theskinnyplate September 23, 2009 at 12:59 am

Awww…. so sorry to hear about your sister’s injury. Working out with an injury is no fun. With a toe injury, I think running on an elliptical would be suitable. Hope she gets well soon. Cheer your sister up by baking her something special and naming it after her. It always cheers me up when someone bakes me something. Or make a psudo-edible arrangement flower arrangement for your sister.


theskinnyplate September 23, 2009 at 1:00 am

Just tweeted:


Kristilyn (singer-songwriter) September 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Aww, Kristi, hope your toe feels better soon! Just think – it could have been an arm or a whole leg! Much better a toe if you look at the whole picture (or body, in this case).

LOVE the loose tea pot!! I’ve been eyeing one from Mighty Leaf for a while, but just don’t have the funds to buy it yet … I have many bags of loose tea at home and love them, but it can be such a hassle to brew.

Maybe a Christmas gift to myself – what do you think? :-)



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