PB Love and Newman's Own Organics Giveaway (Closed)

Have you guys ever slept so much that your head hurts when you wake up? Last night, I declared today my sleep-in day and I slept till 10:00. Now my head hurts. That’s what I get!

Anyway, I have a fantassssstic giveaway for you guys at the end of this post. Since I feel asleep last night without posting (bad blogger), I’ve decided to make up for it by giving away some more of my Newman’s Own Organics loot. Details will be at the bottom of this post- feel free to scroll through my nonsense to get to it. πŸ™‚

I did not work out yesterday morning for two reasons:

  1. My ankle was still swollen from twisting it plus my shoulder has been giving me problems
  2. I was lazy

Instead, I made a bowl of Trail Mix Oats


Banana oats made with vanilla soy milk and topped with chocolate chips, Newman’s Own Organics Berry Blend, and Almond Butter

Jeff suggested we go to the diner for lunch and since I’m a sucker for diners, I thought it was an excellent plan.

Cup of Pasta Tomato Soup
Cup of Pasta Tomato Soup
Chicken Caesar Salad w/ dressing on the side. I also knocked off all of the croutons and only ate about half of the salad.
Chicken Caesar Salad w/ dressing on the side. I also knocked off all of the croutons and only ate about half of the salad.

I was thrilled when I got home and found a box in front of my door containing this


Reunited and it feels soo good

I don’t know if you guys have noticed but I’ve been lacking in the PB department for the past few weeks. I know, it’s horrible. When I was at my parent’s house for the weekend a couple weeks ago, I bought a jar of Once Again Organic PB from a grocery store near NYC. When I got back to Albany, I realized it was well past the expiration date on the jar. I tried emailing the grocery story but they never got back to me so I contacted Jake at Once Again Nut Butter and he was kind enough to send me a replacement jar. I’ve been waiting for it to arrive and the only PB I’ve had in weeks has been aΒ  Justin’s Honey PB Pack which was gone in a day.

I was so excited to try the PB that when I got home from my shift at work (3-7 plus shopping in the store after), I decided to have oats again for dinner


I put a huge glob of PB on top and it was soo delicious.Β  I also ate some PB straight from the jar (shhhh)


I really liked the PB. I think I am going to be a frequent Once Again Nut Butter customer (along with my Saratoga PB Company Blizzard Butter, of course)

After a late night trip to Walmart and an unpictured bowl of ice cream, I was off to sleep.

Giveaway Time!

October 18: Hey Guys! The Newman’s Own Organics Giveaway is now closed. I will be choosing a winner via random.org later on today! Thank you all for entering and keep an eye out for future giveaways!


I’ve decided to make it a mostly Ginger Themed Giveaway so I hope you guys like ginger!

What’s Up For Grabs:

  • 1 Package of Newman’s Own Oragnics Ginger O’s
  • 1 Package of Newman’s Own Oragnics Ginger Hermits
  • 1 Package of Newman’s Own Oragnics Ginger Mints
  • 2 Packages of Newman’s Own Oragnics Dark Chocolate Caramel Cups

How To Enter:

  1. Comment on this post telling me your plans for Halloween.
  2. If you have a blog, link back to this giveaway in your next post and let me know you did so OR
  3. Tweet about this giveaway and make sure to include @roseyrebecca in your tweet

Extra Entries:

  • Earn an extra entry if you are a new or exisiting subscriber to my blog. Leave a separate comment to let me know.
  • Earn one more entry if you link back to this giveaway more than once on your blog or tweet about it more than once before the contest is over. Let me know in a separate comment.

This contest will run for an ENTIRE WEEK. You have until Midnight (EST) on Saturday, October 17th to enter. Open to US Residents only.

Good Luck!!!

Have a Great Saturday!

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  1. I love love love the newmans hermits but havent tried the ginger ones yet. Halloween is probably my favorite holiday but my birthday is the night before, devils night. WOOOOT so we are deffinately having a big party to celebrate!

  2. I love your trail mix oats!!

    I actually really despise Halloween so I don’t typically make plans for it…. and this year I have the ultimate excuse to not do anything because I’m running a half marathon on November 1st!

  3. I hate to find out things are past the date. I have a thing about dates on stuff. There has to be a reason they put those dates on them.

    I’ve had those days of too much sleep. I try to avoid them by a set wake up time for every day.

  4. I don’t know my costume yet, but I already have two fun Halloween parties lined up. Halloween on a Saturday night is going to be so fun!

  5. Found your blog through FoodCents. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog cardiofoodie.blogspot.com and subscribed to your blog. Love your oatmeal creations!

  6. Yay for being reunited with Peanut Butter!! It’s a great feeling πŸ˜‰

    My plans for Halloween are unknown, as it is my boyfriend and my 3 year anniversary, and I will be spending it with him doing a surprise of some sort he has planned!!! πŸ™‚

  7. I love Halloween!!! Not the gory kind, but the happy pumpkin, black cat, corn stalks, scarecrow, squirrels eating acorn kind. Fall is my fav season of the year. I will be decorating the porch, carving pumpkins and passing out treats. How can anyone not love the fun side of Halloween???
    Have only had the pretzels, would love to try something new from Newman’s Own. Great giveaway, thanks!

  8. HEY LADY! thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i don’t know my plans for halloween! 2 parties are going down (and we still have time) that I know of: one is free, one is 20 bucks and pretty glamorous. ehhhh We’ll see

  9. I don’t have any specific plans for the actual day of Halloween. My fiance and I are going to an orchard next weekend to participate in fall activities.. then we will probably just watch movies on Halloween night and stay in.

  10. I am currently on vacation in Switzerland, and unfortunately my Halloween will be spent flying back home to CA. But It will be worth it for this incredible trip!

  11. For Halloween we’ll do the tradition hand outs to the kids. Every year we have fewer kids so their may not be any this year, but we’ll leave the light on and be close by the door just incase.
    Theresa N

  12. LOVE all your eats! As for Halloween, it is not our holiday jam, but Thumper will be a lobsta’ again this year and we will drink pumpkin ale at a friends whilst giving away candy to little ones. Fun, fun, fun!

  13. oh, i want this so bad! I can’t find ANY Newman’s Own ginger ANYTHING here and they always look so good on the blogs that I’ve seen them on.

  14. duh – forgot my Halloween plans, I was so excited πŸ™‚ We normally pass out candy to the kids in our neighborhood while we sit and talk with our neighbors. I think my family will be here that weekend, too, so I don’t know!

  15. Halloween plans include as many pumpkin patches, scary movies, and pumpkin flavored foods as I can handle!
    I love this time of year!
    Great Give-away, and I’ll link back to you on my next post.

  16. i have a Halloween party to go at this girls house in Albany on the 24th. It’s supposed to be fun. πŸ˜‰

    i need Almond butter… but i cant find it at the supermarket…. πŸ™

  17. This Halloween we are probably going to go to my church. They have what they call a Halleluah Party. And it’s basically like a mini carnival for the kids to play games and get LOTS of candy safely without going door to door.

  18. My Halloween plans involve going out to a movie to avoid the kids in my neighborhood! Yeah, I’m a Halloween grinch. I fully own it. I make up for it by eating large amounts of pumpkin products each fall.

    Mmm…ginger hermits. πŸ™‚

  19. Halloween: Dressing up as Teddy Ruxpin and hosting a cocktail/snacks party, while waiting for our 3 annual trick-or-treaters.

  20. For Halloween, I’m either going to Busch Gardens in Tampa or I’m going to my fiance’s friend’s Halloween party. We haven’t decided what we want to do yet.

  21. I definitely plan on doing some pumpkin carving, cooking something with pumpkin, and then out for the evening(s) for some fun fall frivolity. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. Ahh, I would love to win! I love the Ginger mints! Well, ginger anything!
    For Halloween I’m definitely dressing up and hanging out with my friends. I plan on being a candy corn. Lol, candy corns are my favorite Halloween treat, so I decided to celebrate them!

  23. I have been trying to find those Hermits EVERYWHERE!!
    For Halloween this year I’m helping out at a friends haunted trail! It’s actually for a charity..everyone needs to bring a canned good for admittance.
    I hate WALKING the trails, so it should be interesting to be the one scaring people!

  24. Awesome! I have actually never tried ANY of those Newman’s products.. but I’m definitely a Newman’s lover so I have high hopes. πŸ™‚

    I’m going to a halloween party/running party.. I’m still workin’ on the costume though. Can’t just say “you could be a runner” since we all are already! Trying to think of something creative.

  25. I plan to go to my parent’s house and help my mom give out halloween candy.

    Also, I just subscribed to your blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  26. For Halloween I plan to stay home with the front porch light on and pass out tasty treats for the trick or treaters! Love your giveaway!

  27. Considering that I’ve been invited to 3 Halloween parties I should probably figure out what my costume will be. Hmm, problem is that I haven’t dressed up for years, due to being anti-social (not really!) as a grad student and now that I have a life again, I have to acclimate. πŸ˜‰

  28. I lovelove ginger everything~ <3

    For Halloween… I plan to find out how many Reese's Pumpkins I can eat while remaining happy and not dying or exploding.

  29. i have not made definite halloween plans, but i want to be a flapper girl! the fringes and feathers seem like a lot of fun.

  30. I haven’t made any plans for Halloween yet, but I’m thinking it will involve a haunted house. And scary movies of course!

  31. I so love ginger! And Newman’s Own- such an admirable visionary brand.

    The active compounds are called “gingerols” which tickles me for some reason. We’ll probably just hang at home for Halloween & de-stress, take care of trick or treaters who come to the door if any do – been busy lately so relaxing is likely the plan

  32. Love your blog!

    For Halloween, I’m going out with a friend to some downtown bars having costume contests! I’m not sure what I’m going to be yet though! I want something original, but not skanky like most costumes out there for girls πŸ™‚

  33. I plan on first giving out candy to my neighbors children. My dog and hubby will help and then we are off to a party as Britney and K-fed!.

  34. Thanks so much for the opportunity! I’ve never tried any of these products. On Halloween this year I’m going to be giving out treats. I love seeing all the cute kids in their costumes! I don’t have a blog to link back.

    Oh, and by the way, your oatmeal always looks delicious!

  35. It will be my 21st Birthday on Halloween! I’m gonna party it up with friends, vegan pumpkin pie, and a trip to a haunted house!

  36. I don’t have any plans for Halloween yet. I haven’t dressed up in years but would love to do something fun like that again. I really would like to try these Newman’s products!

  37. i am ashamed to say that although halloween is my favorite holiday, i don’t have any plans yet. i don’t even have a costume idea!

  38. I’ve got some exciting Halloween plans— I will be eating preparing for my FIRST half-marathon!!
    Getting some great rest, eating the right things, and enjoying Raleigh,NC with my fans/support group– the parents!!!!

  39. I just subscribed/added you to my blog roll… and am in the middle of trying to figure out how to put a link on my blog to your giveaway! I have enjoyed your blog for a couple months now though!!!

    I hope you have a healthy, happy, and productive weekend!!!

  40. i’d love to be trick or treating on halloween! unfortunately ill be in milan, so i’m not sure i’ll have big plans as most people here don’t celebrate!

  41. i am going to dress up and go to my roommate’s sister”s party. i havent dressed up for the past few years so i dont know wnat i am going to be.

  42. holy goodies! the only Newman’s products I’ve ever been able to try are the hint-o-mint cookies and they are INCREDIBLE! I have been dying to try the hermits πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the opportunity, girl!

    my plans for halloween = trick o’ treating with my baby cousins πŸ™‚ so cool, right!?! πŸ˜‰

  43. I’m not sure what I’m doing for Halloween…I usually don’t do anything because I’m boring like that, but this year I thought it might be fun to dress up and party party with some girlfriends πŸ™‚

  44. I am so glad I found your blog, I can tell you are a girl afte rmy own heart!! Once Again NB is so WONDERFUL!!

    We have just moved cross country, so right now my halloween plans are to pray that we have meet some great people and can go out! I know it’s sad right, but we’ve only been here a week and I really want to meet some new people!

    PS – Just have to say I love Newmans, what a great company

  45. Halloween is my husband’s favorite holiday πŸ˜‰ This of course means a haunted maze at his brother’s house, dressing up scary, plus a new costume for the dog. Then there’s also my sister-in-law’s delicious chicken and white bean chili with cornbread. Oh yeah, and lots of candy.

  46. My husband and I always go out to eat for Halloween. There are no trick or treaters in our neighborhood; so we go out and treat ourselves to a nice dinner!

  47. taking my little sister trick-or-treating and then going to see a fave band play in my hometown!
    wild and crazy, i know πŸ™‚

  48. I plan to go to a party at a friend’s house- possibly dressed up as Audrey Hepburn or Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums (haven’t decided yet).

  49. For Halloween I’m actually performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Sooo excited! And I really want to try these products! Sooooo yummy!

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