Ma Bella Vita: I am BACK!!!...And BESTOWED BOX GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

I am BACK!!!...And BESTOWED BOX GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey Everyone!

Spring 2013 semester is finally over! I have been hiding inside a cave for the past couple of months studying and trying not to go crazy about my classes while still managing a full time job. I have to admit, a whole lot of stress and anxiety has gone on, one and off, during the past several weeks. However, I am slowly getting back on track. I have some stuff I want to share with you guys about the semester and stuff that's been going in general but I want to leave that for another post where I can spill my heart out. Ha!

I am super excited about this post because #1 Is my first post back to blogging since I am finally out of prison school for the semester and can finally enjoy life!! and #2 I have a VERY COOL and delicious giveaway which I am very, very excited about.  

I was going to wait to share this with you guys after the memorial day holiday was over but I really cant wait!

First I want to share my breakfast from this morning because it was so good. I woke up craving pancakes and so I made them. What a blessing to be able to make the stuff you are craving. Check this out:



Few whole wheat pancakes with blueberries (1 not in picture), 1 piece turkey sausage, 1 eggs w/ curry powder and coffee with almond milk on the side. Good is an understatement. This definitely hit the spot for a cold NYC Saturday morning :).

ANYWAYS, While I was away from blogging I received an email from a very cool company called Bestowed. I was asked by one of the reps to review their product. I have to admit, I am very careful with the products I review for the blog because I want to make sure they support my "motto" or "message" which is leading a healthy and happy life-style (at least most of the time) while also trying manage a busy life.

I went to the website and loved the business idea (as the MBA student that I am, business models, entrepreneurship and business in general fascinate me). The bottom line is that is a subscription service where every month you are sent a cute box (pics below) with quality healthy goodies to try. The products are hand-picked by celebrity nutritionist and author, Heather Bauer. It is an excellent way for us busy young-professional always on the go and/or any foodie with a desire to try new things every month. Didn't take long for me to decide I wanted to check this out for myself!

First of all, the shipping was super fast! The girl told me it would take about 5-7 business days to receive it but it was at my doorstep in about 2 days. I don't know if this is a constant thing but that was nice and unexpected. I open the box to a nice surprise of so many yummy stuff. Some of the products were familiar but others I've never heard of and was excited to try. Here are some photos:






List of the goodies for the month in which I received the box (varies from month to month):

  • Hemp Hearts (raw and shelled hemp seed to sprinkle on salads, cereal and yogurt!)
  • Nektar (honey crystals-- 100% all natural granulated honey)
  • Kind Oats & Honey Clusters Granola (which I love!)
  • Reboost- natural energy powder for drinks, pink lemonade flavor (this is so good and flavorful)
  • Gnu Foods high fiver chocolate mini brownies- baked snack w/ 6 grams of fiber and only 70 calories (also delicious).
  • $25 gift card to ITrain!-- looking forward to using this and will give a full review of what I download from there. The company describes itself as "the premier source for downloadable workout programs, best music, HD videos and top-celebrity trainer voice overs".
The membership is only $19 a month which I feel is a bargain and a fun way to try new stuff from month to month. Any foodie would agree-- who wouldn't love a delivery of yummy products to try every month?!

The amazing folks at Bestowed agreed to giving away one of my readers 1 FREE BOX! 

Also, anyone that wants to try this for themselves received a $5 discount using code:
discount code 5OFFBESTOWED01

Here are the rules to participate:

Required to Enter:

1. Comment below, what is your favorite snack/foodie product (can be anything-- almond butter? granola? granola bars? your own bars?) share with us! 

2. Follow me on twitter: @Dolcemabelle as well as @Bstowed (on twitter and/or like on Facebook)

And that's it! Nice and simple. I will be choosing a random winner on Wednesday 05/29/13 before 11:00PM. Winner will be announced on 05/30/13. (Note: Shipping within U.S only).

Have an amazing Saturday and Memorial day weekend everyone! I am running a 10K with my sister and her friends on Memorial Day in honor of those who died for our freedom. Excited about that but need to get in a few miles of training run today. Lets see if I can get my bootay out the door on this cold and rainy Saturday.

Hugs! Feels good to be back :)


Note:
*Bestowed awarded me one free box to try. I was not financially compensated for this product review. The opinions are honest and my own.



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