Life in Balance Contest

I’m excited to tell you about the Life in Balance Contest – to get a quick overview, here’s a video with details:

Natural Vitality, Manitoba Harvest, Happy Belly Bags and Ashley Koff RD, celebrity dietitian & author of Mom Energy want to know how you create Balance in your life.  
There are a lot of great prizes available from the brands sponsoring the contest – my favorite protein and hemp heart company Manitoba Harvest is one of them!  Details are below:
How to Participate: Natural Vitality, Manitoba Harvest, Happy Belly Bags and celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff are inviting people, from all walks of life to share their balance! To get involved simply tell them how you find balance.  The contest ends October 19th, 2012 and winners will be announced on or around October, 22th 2012. Official rules are posted at  No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Open to Canada and the USA**.
How to Enter: CLICK ON THIS LINK – Simply click on the Life in Balance contest tab and follow the instructions. This is your chance to share and inspire!
What You Win: 9 lucky people have the chance to make an impact and WIN some great prizes!:
Grand Prize Winner: One lucky winner will receive a phone consultation with Ashley Koff RD, celebrity dietitian & author of Mom Energy, a Happy Belly Bag designed by celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff, and Natural Vitality and Manitoba Harvest Life Balancing Makeover Kits, including their award winning products and more!**

Grand Prize 

Weekly Winners: Each week for eight weeks we’ll select one winner who’ll receive a Happy Belly Bag designed by celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff, a Natural Vitality Hemp t-shirt, as well as select Natural Vitality & Manitoba Harvest products.**

Weekly Prize

The folks at Natural Vitality reached out to me asking if I’d promote the contest.  I have used quite a few Manitoba Harvest products and am a fan!  I use the protein powder for baking and the hemp hearts in granola.  Plus, who doesn’t like balance?

Good luck!

How do you find balance?
I am a believer in balance–some days that might mean balanced meals, balanced workouts, or just making sure to find the time for work and play!

Friday Funnies: 5/18/12

A few funnies today…

Did you see this Wheel of Fortune puzzle that went unsolved?


The girls were back on Ellen this week.  They threw out the first pitch at a Dodger’s game and met Russell Brand.  Too cute!

This isn’t as much of a laugh as it is an “Ewwwww”…headline:  Finger in Arby’s Sandwich.  If that doesn’t get people to skip the fast-food drive through, I don’t know what would!

And finally, the winner of the bag of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts is: Ray (please email me by Sunday at applesandarteries at gmail dot com with your address.)

This week I learned that writing about hemp protein directs a lot of traffic to the blog that wasn’t looking for hemp in the health sense…

Happy Weekend!