I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that. That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
R.W. Knudsen - GIVEAWAY!!!
my friends! Thanks for stopping by!
thanks for being patient with me…
think I owe you some sort of explanation for just up and disappearing on you
tease you with the “I’m working on something great for you” and then just
sorry….really, I am.
this is where that whole “how much of my personal life do I want to share with
you?” part comes in.
without completely boring you with all of the lame details of my life I will tell
you this – a few things have been going on.
of all, there was month end last week which meant that I worked about 50 hours
plus my commuting time. And to make it even more fun my boss was here from NY.
got home at a decent hour on Friday, but only to completely melt down after I
ate – I really just watched mindless TV until I went comatose for the night. My
mind was shot.
was a fun day/night – but again, very busy.
had a surprise birthday party for my wonderful, amazing mom. She is such a
strong woman who is dealing with some major things right now. The past year has
been tough for her (and the family) and we are hoping for better things this
year. (Love you mom!)
My mom and me <3
– oh Sunday! It is such a fun day to do just nothing, and I wish I could say
that was what I did, but no, not the case.
started out with a double dose of classes at the gym – yoga and then Sh’Bam.
(And I’m not sure which to thank for the “I just rode a horse for an entire day
walk” that I am currently sporting, but my bet is the yoga class!)
then I followed that up with “HEY! Let’s clean the floors and grocery shop and
cook dinner and do tons of laundry!” How that became a good idea is beyond me...other
than because it needed done.
it’s nice to have a clean house and no laundry monster starting at you anymore!
there was yesterday. I wish I could say it was a good day, but I’m not going to
lie to you and pretend that my life is always rainbows and butterflies, and
soft and fluffy things because it’s not. Life can be tough, and it will test
you, and you will learn from it (hopefully), and hopefully you will become a
stronger and better person for the things that you have experienced.
can only hope that we are doing things the best way possible and that the
outcome will be the best that it can be.
to make me feel better it’s always nice to see something sparkly or shiny –
like my engagement ring after I just cleaned it (it is a good reminder of the
beginning of our relationship when everything was new and exciting), or like
the sun after a long winter, or like sparkly nail polish that probably isn’t
appropriate for work since you work in a stuffy office, or to have a nice, cold
drink of Sparkling Essence.
what? Sparkling Essence…what is that you ask???
it’s my new drink obsession! J
case you haven’t learned already – I am constantly on the hunt for drinks that
don’t contain artificial sugars (since they pretty much make me gag) and drinks
that don’t contain a lot of sugar (*please see above for the double dose of gym
was at the grocery store perusing the shelves for yummy looking drinks and I
came across the Sparkling Essence line.
tried the Blueberry Sparkling Essence and it was really good – just a hint of
blueberry but a good flavor. This is one of the lines from the R.W. KnudsenFamily products.
Items which include Natural Cranberry Sauce, Organic Apple Butter, and Organic
more! Stop by their site to see everything there is!
now, you might be wondering how this fits into the “good shopping” portion of my
are dedicated to operating and supplying our products nationally, while staying
committed to our core values, coexisting with the environment and supporting
sustainable business by helping to reduce the consumption of natural resources.”
use organic ingredients – “about half of our products are made with 95% or
greater certified organic ingredients”.
use clean renewable energy sources on site. “We also capture all the waste heat
from our power generation to assist in the pasteurization process of our
production lines. The current
installation of a 200 Kilowatt Photo Voltaic (Solar Energy) system, in combination
with our other on-site power generation, will provide more than 40% of our peak
energy needs with renewable sources on site.”
here comes the REALLY GREAT part!
things that will get you qualified to be in the random drawing for the
giveaway from R.W. Knudsen:
R.W. Knudsen Family and Shop Good – Do Good on Facebook
this question from the R.W. Knudsen Family site: Since 1996, their recycling
program has diverted over how much trash from the local area landfill?
***Post your answer in the comment section of the blog and I will follow up with the winners to get your shipping information.
will be open from tonight through next Wednesday (3/14/12) and I will announce 3 random
winners next Friday (3/16/12). You will receive some great products from R.W. Knudsen
Family. How awesome is that!?!!! J