Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." -Abraham Lincoln

Oh my gosh bloggers. I am super excited to write this post...and it's even a gloomy day outside! In light of Sam sharing her guest post on my page (Thanks so much Sam! ) I have decided to make it a weekly occurance (hopefully!) Every Saturday I will be holding "Spotlight Saturday" where one follower or one other blogger will have a chance to show their stuff to all of you! It will be a way for you all to experience other people's perspectives without flipping through pages looking for someone else's opinions or ideas! Check back later this week for my next spotlight blogger! 

It is a new week which means another highlighted ingredient:

Gingko Powder

Have you ever found your legs, feet, hands, etc. falling asleep or getting numb/tingly, especially after a workout?? Well, look no further! This powder helps maintain blood circulation in the peripheral areas of the body such as legs, hands, and feet.

It also stimulates the metabolism of fats and acts as an anti-oxidant. (Take that, fats!!)

Gingko leaf tea was also used to enhance a clear mind and improve the power of concentration. (Where has this been during nursing school?!)

It is the oldest living species of plant on the earth, dating backmore than 225 million years!!

It is an approved therapy for the treatment of memory loss in conditions such as Alzheimer's, ringing in the ears, and dizziness.

Wow! Who knew?! Do any of you take gingko powder or know that it's in your multi-vitamin/protein shakes??

Ok so as excited as I am about this, I am also very nervous to announce that today is MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!

That's right bloggers! I am giving away what I am calling my "Maryland Health Basket." In it includes:

  • A reusable Maryland bag (I use these when I grocery shop- saves on paper and plastic!)
  • A longsleeve University of Maryland tshirt! (My whole family went there so it's where my heart is- Go Terps!)
  • A box of Mango Black Tea and a jar of Mango butter from Trader Joes! (I love drinking hot tea before I go to bed and the Mango butter I love to put on whole wheat toast as a snack or even breakfast with some Chobani!)
  • A box of Old Bay seasoning! (A true Maryland staple! Mix it with some steamed shrimp or as a spicy marinade for chicken! Yum!)
  • 2 Larabars!
  • 2 kinds of veggies for your garden! (And some of my favorite summer veggies: squash and snow peas!)
  • 1 sample packet of Shakeology-Greenberry! I am throwing in the recipes too so you know how to make your favorite shake!
  • Plus there might be a couple more surprises in there!

To enter yourself you can do one or all of the following:

1. Follow my blog!
2. Comment on here and tell me some of your favorite "bedtime" drinks/snack!
3. Follow me on twitter!
4. Blog about my giveaway!
5. Tweet the giveaway, "Get a taste of Maryland and more! @i_will_overcome is having her first giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/4x6z6lf"

The deadline is this Friday at 5pm. A winner will be picked at random and notified by 10pm! Good luck!

What are some of your favorite bedtime snacks/drinks? What do you think about "Spotlight Saturday" and would you ever want to do one on my page??

Keep up all that hard work everyone! Summertime is just around the corner! I hope you can enjoy it...on your own two feet...

Until the next step bloggers...


  1. I'm following your blog. Go terps!!

  2. My favorite bed time snack are Vitatops...theyre good when I want something sweet!

  3. I tweeted about the giveaway too! yay!

  4. Girl, I think I've got all of those down minus the tweet- which I am about to do! Um, my favorite bedtime snack is usually yogurt. Or a PB cookie. Drool...

  5. I'm also a twitter follower :)

  6. I love cottage cheese and pineapple at night. Yum!

  7. Great giveaway! I like to have peanut butter toast with milk at night :)

  8. I'm following you and my favorite late night drink is hot water with lemon. Kinda like tea.

  9. I love a nice bowl of cereal before dinner sometimes. So yummy!

  10. I also follow you on Twitter!

  11. I follow you on twitter! :) @butterjessfly

  12. I also tweeted this giveaway! @butterjessfly

  13. My bedtime snack is a bowl of branflakes and a cup of hot tea!

  14. Thanks for all of the wonderful info! I will definitely share this with my blog. & what an awesome giveaway!! :) my favorite bedtime drink would have to be hot green tea with lemon & honey. Also when I'm sick. A snack I love at night is vanilla Greek yogurt, honey, fresh raspberries & vanilla granola. :)

  15. I'd love to win. My favorite bed time snack is a low-fat yogurt or malted milk. Tastes delicious =)