A Year of New- Giveaway!



It’s been 2 weeks since the New Year began.

 How are your New Years’ Resolutions doing?

About as well as mine I bet. I’ve been reading, I’ve been planning, & sure, I got some things done. But for all the foodie documentaries I’ve watched over the past couple of weeks, I’m also sitting here typing this elbow deep in a bag of chips… family sized. I’ve written down my purchases maybe a handful of times, & an impending move is straining my attempts at organization.

A moment of realization.

I have my good days & my bad days, sometimes reality kicks in and my good intentions can’t keep up with bad habits. My resolutions are trained towards long term goals which can sometimes seem far off, & that can get discouraging. Time to recommit!

I want all of my readers to succeed in their goals!

I want to make the process easier & I want you to have fun!

So… I’m having a giveaway!


I will be giving away one (1) $50 Gift Card to an outlet of the winners choosing.

Whether you need help getting that new work-out equipment, that daily planner to help get you organized, or even if you’re so strung out with all your New Years’ Resolutions that you simply need to chill out for a few coffees at Starbucks, I want to see you succeed! You can enter through the rafflecopter below until February 14th 2015 at which point I will draw the winner who will be notified through email.

I can’t wait to see what everyone picked as their New Years Resolutions!


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This giveaway is for a $50 Gift Card in Canadian currency or equivalent to a venue of your choice. It is open world wide, and runs from Jan 15th-Feb 14th 2015, 18+.

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    • To be honest with you I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet. My life has been on the rocks since Dec23 when I fell and injured my right eye and right side of my head. I am just starting 2 feel a little bit better the past day or two. I felt dizzy for more than a week but I haven’t had time 2 go to a clinic or doctor yet. My mother is blind, 91 yrs and in a Care Home, the weather is friggin’ cold…I don’t have time 2 THINK about resolutions.

  1. Eat less and move more. So far I am holding my own. Eating healthy no sugar much more fruit and fresh veggies vs. carbs and sweets. Haven’t gotten out and moved much due to nasty chest cold this month but I hope I will get up and move a lot more when I start feeling better.

  2. My resolution was to take up a new sport, and I chose cross-country skiing. So far I’ve been doing okay with it, and I hope to keep it up!

    • I tried that last year and it was so much fun! Mrs. T killed me at it … breaking trail and 100 ft ahead! Stick to it!

    • A couple of my girlfriends got FitBits for christmas… They’re great because you get achievement badges that you can share on Facebook, & you can even challenge your friends to see who gets more! Good habits, Keep it up! 🙂

  3. Mine is to loose weight and eat healthier. So far, so good, but it’s hard when I see someone eating something that I love.

  4. My resolution is to eat healthier. I have not found it too difficult. I just make sureif I am going to indulge that I do it in moderation

    • Great resolution! Watch out for lunch meats! I didn’t know this until just last month but they have so many fillers! My girlfriend got me pre-cooking chicken 3 days in advance & cutting up for C(hicken)LT sandwiches in lunches!

  5. My new years resolution is to spend more time with those I care about, which is tricky when its flu season and everyone is sick.

  6. I work full time and I’m a full time graduate student. My goal was to go to bed earlier and get more rest to take care of myself. I’m doing somewhat better, but still not going to bed as early as I wish I could.

  7. yup, been doing my language course and drinking water when I wake up in the morning before my breakfast and drinking water before bed, that was my New Year resolution

  8. I don’t make resolutions i always end up just stressing myself out. I just try and work on things that need working on!

    • You are a hero! kids are the best blessing but I’m so happy to hear you’re still making time for yourself! Stick with it!

  9. My resolution was to clear out the clutter in my house. It is happening slower than I would like but bit by bit it is going to feel so much better.

  10. only one thing in my mind this year…to move out of my MIL’S house…have my own house,my own life my own things…

  11. I haven’t made any for the last few years as I found them so hard to follow thru (I have no willpower at all) and worse when I fail at keeping them.


  12. My New Year’s resolution is to volunteer more of my time at my daughter’s school and our church because I want to give something back to my community.

    It is always a challenge to find the time to do everything I want to do

  13. My resolution was to read more, watch tv less. So far, it’s been great! Amazing how much time you have when you turn off the tv!

  14. Mine is to play outside more with my children, and it’s hard. It got so cold. Anything below -10 C and my kids only stay outside for a few minutes.

  15. My New Years resolution for 2015 is to finish building my new wheelchair and find ways to become an independent woman again.

  16. My resolution is to be more active this year. It’s hard sometimes when the weather is bad because I’d like to go outside and take a walk or ride my bike.

  17. My New Years Resolutions was about finding and having more kindness in everything that I do, see, say and think. It is a challenge on a daily basis but if I take things slow and pray about it every day, it is getting easier.

  18. My resolution was to stop swearin so much. Its been interesting to say the least but at least now I am aware of when I am doing it.

  19. My resolution was to decrease my consumption of sugar and increase my intake of fruits and veggies. I must admit I’m having a hard time with decreasing my sugar intake!

  20. Mine was to save enough money this year to replace my roof. So far from every avenue of savings I have around $500 saved up – not bad for 1/2 a month. I have been picking up side work to help me do it 🙂

  21. I made several new years resolutions, one is to drink more water, which has not been too hard. Another is to exercise more, which has been hard since i’ve been sick!
    Mrsbrockavich48 (at)gmail (dot)com

  22. My resolution is to continue on my journey to a healthier, more fit life. I’m doing pretty well, enjoying health and tasty food and have just added a couple more ‘fitness buddies’/friends to walk and work out with.

  23. My new years resolution was to keep going to water aerobics each wk but I had to miss this wk because Mother needed a ride to the Dr.
    To make this up I plan to go twice next wk

  24. My resolution was and is to be kinder to myself- whether that be going to the gym to feel healthy and strong, or taking time out to relax and decompress from the stress of things. So far, things are going alright!

  25. Mine is to lose the rest of the baby weight I gained from having twins last year. It’s been super difficult for me… just to motivate myself to go to the gym when I’d rather be napping.

  26. My new Year’s resolution is to be more organized and write to my blog more often and you know, it is hard coz I do not have enough time…((

  27. My new year’s resolution was to start saving money, it’s about time I start lol! And yeah it can be tough especially when you have so many bills to pay each month, but at least I’m trying and I feel like it doesn’t matter if I only save about 10 bucks a week, as long as I am saving, I’m doing good

  28. My goal is to exercise more and eat healthier. It hasn’t been hard yet … but to keep it going for the whole year will be the challenge.

  29. to spend more time outdoors and being active with my kids..yes its hard because the weather is very cold to be outdoors

  30. One of my new years resolutions was completely quit dairy since I know it really does not agree with me….I’m finding it pretty easy since there are so many alternatives these days.

  31. I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution, but I’m gearing up for some self-care starting next week – now that the January birthdays are over – LOL! I’m going to be gentler with myself. I want to start walking again. I hope to also do some yoga and maybe even some water aerobics.

  32. My goals for thsi year are to give more and weigh less. So far I am off to a good start! What I like is that I set goals I feel are attainable. Not setting numbers associated to it helps my mind as well!

  33. I am lucky Im finding it reasonably easy. My resolution is to support hubby by cutting down on salt and sugar intake. Hubby has kidney problems and has to chane his diet so we as a family are doing it too

  34. My New Year’s resolution is to make more investments and be wiser with money. I haven’t gotten around to asking the local banks about minimum investments, but I hope to get around to it soon.

  35. Re: OMG, my resolution is to eat more & eat healthy & get well soon. . Wow, prize $50 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me!

  36. My New Year resolution: visiting home more often. It is hard since I need to work for money to be able to travel. But I’m trying my best.

  37. My resolution is to become more active and I am on track as of Jan. 19 of doing daily exercise for at least 30 minutes 🙂

  38. My new year’s resolution was to lose some weight, and I have already done so. I hope to keep up the good progress.

  39. I am trying to commit to some sort of fitness at least twice a week. It has been tough because my university courses have been busier than I imagined

  40. My resolution is to drink less coffee and caffeine in general. I am finding it quite hard since i am sipping on a coffee right now! What else am I going to order at Starbucks?!? 😉

  41. I’m trying to keep my mind open and have an intention instead. To be more active this year in whatever way I can. At least it’s not too narrow of a definition so I can try something everyday.

  42. I’m trying to follow through on self improvement ideas that I have instead of putting them off because they are too daunting. Yes, I am finding it very hard to follow through!

  43. My new year resolution is eating healthier and it has been a bit of challenge, but I’m going to keep staying on it and not cave.

  44. My New Year resolution is to learn Spanish. At this point I’ve only learned a few words so it’s not going as good as I was hoping.

  45. My New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier and to lose weight. I am eating healthier, have lost a bit of weight but find it hard to exercise with all of the things going on right now.

  46. live a healthier lifestyle . so far I have stopped eating sweets and drinking fizzy drinks , it’s not so hard but it’s a slow progress and motivation is important

  47. My new year’s resolution is to learn and cook more nutritious and delicious food for my family…I’m excited because it’s my first time to join a contest like this…

  48. I wanted to eat healthier,and that’s going good…but,I also wanted to get more outside exercise but it’s so darn cold out,I can’t get my butt motivated…yet….lol!

  49. My resolution was to be the healthiest me I can be! And yes I am finding it very hard to get into a new lifestyle, but I am giving it my best shot!

  50. My New Years resolution was to eat clean and be more active. Being more active isn’t hard at all I have just had to discipline myself of limiting my use of electronics! Eating clean I find hard because it is so expensive to eat healthy!

  51. i didnt officiallly make one. its more of a bucket list of hopeful to dos. eat better, relax more, read. im doing good with the reading one.

  52. I tried to keep it manageable this year and opted to resolve at living a more conscious life… as in be aware of what goes into my body, how I spend my time, and keeping active. Also, be conscious of the examples I’m setting for my daughter. And finally to implement even more ‘green’ living into our lifestyle.

  53. My new years resolution was to eat more vegetables, drink more water and thank God for his blessing. The eating more veggies is hard.

  54. I said this year I would get the house organized and drink more water. I’m actually having a harder time with the water one because I just don’t feel like drinking water when it’s chilly.

  55. My new year’s resolution is to lose a few pounds. You’re the first person to ask if it has been hard. Yes! very! It seems the more I think about it, the more I feel I have to eat something, even if the middle of the night. I keep trying!!! it’s still only January!!!

  56. More smiles, I guess? Haha! 🙂 To be more patient and understanding not only to my family but to everyone and of course to save money for my family, especially now that my 3 year old princess will be entering school soon. 🙂

  57. My new years resolution is to declutter and organize the house. It hasn’t been a struggle as much as finding the time to do it has been! I’m making progress though.

  58. I don’t make New Years resolutions. I make goals throughout the year. Right now my goal is getting my house in order. Not done, but have done about 10% so far.

  59. My New Years resolution was to learn to cook healthier for my family! Its so hard to learn all about the ingredients…but I am chugging along!

  60. I don’t make them, but I am looking for more volunteer opportunities. Not as many as I thought I would, since my daughter got engaged on New Year’s Day and wedding planning is nearly a full time job for someone who has never done it before.

  61. i don’t have new year resolution because i believe that if a person want to change he doesn’t need to wait for the new year. he may change anytime he wanted to.

  62. My new years resolution was and still is ..to stop and smell the roses, and I am finding it hard to do because I am so used to being on the go all the time.

  63. My New Years resolution is to get to know my relatives! As in keep in better touch with the ones I know, and find the ones I don’t really know. (I have a big family). So far in 2015, I have just found some aunts and cousins on facebook. So if I were to win, I would put the giftcard towards a family lunch to catch up with family I haven’t seen in a while! 🙂

  64. One of my resolutions was to read more and watch less tv that one is going okay but I also wanted to eat more fruits and vegetables and that one I’m a little mixed on.

  65. Last year, I failed my senior year and I had to repeat it, so I’m working hard on it this year to make it work. The main reason to why I’m doing these plenty #giveaways and using the time I should be studying in doing them is because I want to get something for my boyfriend on Valentine’s day and since I cannot afford it irl, I’m trying it online.~ Best wishes for everyone.

  66. I made goals. I have a goal to lose the last 30 lbs this year…so far, so good!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  67. I would like to lose weight, eat healthier and be able to ride a 100 miles on my bike in a day. And winter makes it harder than heck to achieve this

  68. My resolution was to exercise more and it’s definitely tough to stick to. Lots of other things are begging for my attention and the horrible weather is making it hard to convince myself to go outside…

  69. no, im not having a hard time, im doing it exactly the way i planned, i have been hammering away at the house, getting it really clean so i can feel better. i havent payed attention to my house in five years,things have to be fixed and stuff.

  70. It was way after the New Year came around so i am not sure if it counts as a New Years resolution. It was to seize opportunities and take chances. Small but good steps have been made so far. Good luck to all of you with a target in your mind that you want to achieve. I hope it will bring a smile in your faces.

  71. I didn’t make a resolution this year because I just started a new job at Christmastime and I have been SWAMPED. My resolution is to keep my head above water! So far so good! 😉

  72. I don’t really make NY resolutions. I am trying to be more active. It’s hard with the cold weather. Hopefully, I’ll make progress when the weather warms a bit.

  73. Well.. I’ve already forgotten some of them (shame on me!), but I do stick with one – taking better care about my body and health. I started with workout, pilates and I admit it is hard and my muscles give me such a pain but I’m feeling great 🙂

  74. My New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier. I am finding it hard to eat healthy on the weekends but I am not giving up.

  75. My new years resolution is to spend wisely and live simply. Plus be more healthy by starting simple exercise and eating healthy stuff.

  76. I promised myself I would do more exercise this year, so far I haven’t yet accomplished my goal of 30-45 minutes of working out every day. Maybe I go crazy a couple of days a week and then forget about it for three or four days. Let’s see what happens from now on!

  77. Well, yes and no ~ I mean it’s been a mixed bag. On healthy diet and getting organized, pretty good ~ so far. On getting more exercise and getting more SLEEP (I’d been getting only 5-6 hours a night and it was taking a toll.)

    I think the exercise part will get a lot easy as the weather gets nicer and so many more outdoor option will open up!

  78. My resolution was to eat more (healthy) meals at home. I think we have done okay so far. I am also packing more fruit and veggies for my kids for lunch at school.

  79. My new years resolution is to just be a better person than I was last year, which means just being a better mom, wife, friend and family member by trying hard to make my loved ones happy and healthy and also being healthy myself.

  80. my resolution was to spend more quality time with my sons. i have been working on it so far by spending more time walking to the park and playing with them at home.

  81. My resolution was to manage my time better. I admit it has been a challenge but each week I am doing a little better with it and by the end of the year I should be able to be where I am supposed to be instead of running later.

  82. mine is to get healthier and kick some bad habits so far i kicked pop feeling better since i did that and changed the way i eat portion size but having a had time quitting smoking

  83. Start planting seedlings earlier than last year so as to get an early crop of peas and carotts along with at least 5 varieties of lettuce.

  84. I had 2 resolutions, not to drink pop and no more fast food. I haven’t had any fast food so far and I didn’t drink pop for over a month but now I am slacking and drinking some.

  85. Mine is to get my son potty trained this year. Right now we are working on getting him over his fear of the potty, we are making some progress, so I’m not discouraged yet.

  86. Thank You for the giveaway…my resolution was to ride a bike to work at least 3x each week (or take public transportation) instead of driving my car…so far I have been riding my bike as planned or taking bus or train !

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