giveaway – 4/13 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I eat a lot of chicken and turkey and some lean beef and pork but I’ve been looking for other sources of protein other than meat. Enter: the Harmony Valley Vegetarian Hamburger Mix. It is a soy-based mix that looks and tastes just like hamburger meat after you cook it. It is an awesome, healthy alternative […]

We have a winner. It is #17 ConvertingMe! Please email me [email protected] so we can get your prize off to you. Congratulations. Today is August 6 and that doesn’t make me very happy. It means I’m in the final weeks of my summer vacation from school. My staff meeting is August 18 and once I’m […]

UPDATE — I’d likely to congratulate Adah and Brookefor being the two winners. Congratulations, ladies!! If I could target any one part of my body to tone up overnight, it would definitely be my abs and core. But honestly, I cannot stand resistance work. I don’t do it nearly often enough, and the idea of […]

We’ve all heard it time and time again:  Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.  In fact, some people say (Hey Ryan!) it’s THE most important meal of the day because, among other things, it stokes and fuels the metabolism for the entire day.  This is especially important if one is […]

Hello Shrinking Sisters and Brothers. How is it going? Have you melted from the sweltering heat yet? I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it’s hotter than hell down here in Texas. H-O-T. The heat isn’t really doing much for me either, other than making me want to stay inside with my […]

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! ** The winner is: TISH!!! Please email me at christieo at with your snail mail and choice of shirt!! (I should get an award for longest post title ever!) Last year, I reviewed the wonderful company Girlz N Gear (you can read my Girlz N Gear Review here.) In […]

  I remember one time, not so long ago On Twitter, I heard some chatter to and fro About a new snack, someone gave a tip, and they were all loopy about something called popchips.   Whatever, I thought, I have a  favorite snack. These, popchips or whatever;  they sound kind of whack. Nothing can […]

“National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity […]

We are trying this again. Our first winner never responded, so the new winner is #11 Stephanie. Congratulations! Email me your address and t shirt size and Self will send your prize right out. While I was lamenting the fact that I couldn’t go to Fitbloggin with the rest of my Sisterhood writers, I was […]

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BeeWell for Life. All opinions are 100% mine. In the United States, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the course of their lifetime. My very own maternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 40s and luckily, […]

By show of hands, who loves breakfast? (Come on, raise those hands high!) Better yet, who loves waffles? Yeah, I thought so. Me too. In fact, I love waffles way more than I should, so I don’t eat them often. However, when I was contacted by Kellogg’s to give their new Eggo FiberPlus Waffles a […]

**UPDATED — We have a winner! Congratulations to Susan! I’ll contact you to let you know what to do next!** To celebrate her 2 Year Blogiversary, Ann gave away a copy of Jillian Michael’s Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD. As it turns out, I was the winner! YAY!! Thank you so much, Ann, for this […]

Pupus. Starters.  Whatever you call them…I just love appetizers. I’m one of those people who will happily go to a restaurant and make a meal out of appetizers only. The problem is, so many restaurants appetizers are a big, hot, fattening mess (Hello cheese sticks. And calamari. And nachos.) Same goes for appetizers at home. […]

Erin, get your tough self ready, because you are the winner of this Tough Mudder giveaway! Congrats! We will be in touch very soon! Hi everyone! It’s me, Kirsten.  I’m back over here guest posting at Shrinking Jeans because I have some amazing and awesome and, quite frankly, a little scary news.  Wait! Don’t go!  […]

It’s Wednesday and I don’t get to officially check in (just give me three-ish more months, I’ll be right back here. If I’m not, hunt me down and slap my face). But YOU get to check in. So that’s what  you are going to do. Yes, I’m bossy. It’s for your own good. (Can you […]