Just Call Me Lucky Lori

October 27, 2010

Yep, that’s right, Lucky Lori from now on. And whyyyyyyy am I granted this outstandingly awesome name? (note to self: need better adjectives)

I WON.

And I won not only once, but twice on two consecutive giveaways on the same person’s blog! Try and top that one. πŸ˜‰

First, Ms. Almost Vegan herself, Amber had a giveaway for Pure Bars, in which, I, along with three others, won a box featuring 12 bars, two of each flavor. I have to say, my favorite Pure Bar flavor (so far) is Chocolate Brownie. Raw, vegan, organic, GOODNESS void of gluten, sugar, dairy, soy, artificial crap. That’s my kind of bar.

Then, a few weeks later, I entered another giveaway on Amber’s blog to win some Organics for Everyone Date Syrup. Again, being the Lucky Lori I now am, I won. πŸ™‚

Organics for Everyone’s Date Syrup is certified organic, vegan, and 100% gluten- and dairy-free. How can you go wrong with a sweetener like this? They even have a pretty awesome blog with great recipes.

Sad thing though, I have yet to try it. But I have plans for this baby, don’t you worry… Amber made some killer looking fudge, any suggestions on what I should make??

I ALSO got some of the most amazing homemade pumpkin butter known to (wo)man.

MAKE.THIS.NOW.

It's sweet, it's tart, it's got a kick, and it's G O O D.

Katie, THANK YOU, for sending me this. You have no idea how much I love it… or actually, you probably do, but it’s seriously delicious. After trying it, I finally put it away after about 5 spoonfuls of “tasting.” Lucky Lori, again?

One more. I didn’t win this one but I did receive it…

Roses from Mr. Lucky, himself, Boyfriend

Yep, Sascha got me roses. Thank you, Boyfriend!

When do you feel lucky?

Have you ever won a giveaway (blog, contest, lottery???)

Do you believe in luck? Coincidence? Fate?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisa October 29, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Holy scrumptious packaging. Could those two companies make their “healthy” products look anymore enticing! I’m definitely honored to know lucky Lori!
.-= Alisa´s last blog ..Pamela’s Sweet Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins =-.

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Laury @thefitnessdish October 28, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Whoo Hoo!!!! Congrats!!!

i think the baby has brought me luck, since I have gotten preggo I won 2 contests, one was a 500 dollar GC to Whole Foods, another a gift bag of healthy books, DVD’s etc…and last weekend I won a raffle, the prize was kinda lame but still. I need to go play the lotto, haha….but I’ll n ever win…wishful thinking πŸ˜‰
.-= Laury @thefitnessdish´s last blog ..A Pumpkin Kinda Thirsty Thursday =-.

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Mama Samaan October 28, 2010 at 6:54 AM

hope you bought a lottery ticket too πŸ™‚

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katie October 28, 2010 at 5:56 AM

JEALOUS! you deserve it all tho girl.. enjoy!

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kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com October 27, 2010 at 7:42 PM

btw i wanted to mention/reply to ur comment on my depression med. post.. i am trying out a bunch of things to help with the depression naturally ; fish oil, vitamins, amino acids. so far its been a bit up and down, i think i’ll try out 5-HTP and Gaba soon, i tried them in the past and they seemed to help, so it would probably help giving them another shot πŸ˜›

xoxo

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Pure2raw twins October 27, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Lucky Lori indeed!!

Look forward in seeing what you think of the date syrup, that company contacting us about sending us samples, I honestly forgot about it till now. oops

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Lori October 27, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Ela- AMAZING points. And great perspective. I actually agree with you- and I guess the “Strong” post was a bit narrow-minded. I just want others to know, like I have discovered, that cardio is not everything. Weight lifting can make a person feel confidence, strength (inner and outer), actual muscles (hehe, I like this part), and love for oneself.

Anyway, enough serious talk- I LOVE the idea of the date syrup and Tahini mixed together- omg that may be the most incredibly simple idea that will become my new obsession… I blame you… πŸ˜‰

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Katie October 27, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Hi Lucky Lori! Can I borrow some of that luck? I feel like I need some lately…

Glad you are liking the pumpkin butter. When it is gone, you should make your own; it is the easiest treat to make and eat!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Updates and Anecdotes =-.

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Ela October 27, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Lucky Lori! Congrats – and yes, I believe in luck, but I also believe we make a lot of our own luck, and also that sometimes it can take a while to manifest but be ‘in the works,’ so to speak.

Date syrup: I mentioned on Amber’s blog that in Israel it’s a standard thing, and a frequent snack when I was a kid was tahini and date syrup mixed together. I imagine that might float your boat! Enjoy it! I loved the stuff (but didn’t enter the giveaway because of avoiding sugar these days).

What you had to say about strong as the new skinny sounds so ‘sane’ – it’s a wonderful thing to feel strong. However, I’m a little wary of it because when I lived in HI I tried so hard to work ‘like a guy,’ and ended up burning myself out – I don’t have that kind of body, have too many ‘issues..’ True, I probably wasn’t fueling right/enough either, but especially after living in Alaska around all the macho guys, and even more especially with my husband, who’s almost 62 and can work hard, heavy and all day long day after day (which would _kill_ me), I can’t help but give myself a break and say there’s some physiological differences.

It’s probably something to do with how active you were growing up also, although I know people who came to love exercise later in life too.

I don’t mean to be defeatist (and I may even get inspired and try to do more of that – I’ll take a look at some of your links) – but I also know that my writing and reading take up more of my time than I’d want to give up to spend hours in the gym. I do notice, though, that when I can exercise more, it helps with my body image.

One thing I’m coming to believe is that if you’re extremely clear about what you want, you will achieve it, even if it takes some time, and that you may have some little bits of luck along the way like a vote of confidence from the universe.
love
Ela
.-= Ela´s last blog ..Cold Here And Snacks Some Thoughts and Recipes One Sweet One Savory =-.

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan October 27, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Yay!! I’m happy to hear everything made its way to you, that you like the bars, and that you’ve got date syrup goodies in the works πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you make!

And thank YOU for reading my blog and participating in my giveaways. Clearly it’s paid off! Haha πŸ˜›
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..105degrees L1/W1/D2: kimchee lasagna nori handroll =-.

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kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com October 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM

MY GOSH LUCKY LORI! first of all, major congrats!! double the luck- impressive <3 maybe just coming here means a little might rub off on me πŸ™‚

and yes i totally believe in luck but luck with fate together πŸ˜‰

OMG DATE SYRUP! that stuff will make the best recipes.. reminds me of ur fudge, that could totally work huh! the pure bars would definitely be something i know id love. im sure they'll start selling them here soon, same with the date syrup. i always get excited when i see new products (or at least new to me) cuz then i can go to the health food store order/products manager and reccommend stuff! <3 we finally got in the turtle mountain coconut milk!!

ps. love the flowers! guess ur triple lucky, since uve got a great guy too <3

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