Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the past year.
Swimming the warm seas:
Traveling to China:
Cooking my dad’s favorite childhood meal out in beautiful Colorado:
Watching the fur fly:
And, of course, eating:
I began The Happiness in Health one year ago for two reasons. First, I love reading food and healthy living blogs, and I wanted to be a part of this community. Second, THIH was a way to keep in touch with family and friends that I don’t see often (hi, Aunt Joyce!).
Both are important reasons. Yet, another reason drove this blog through its first year and to the moment where I can say, “Dear THIH, Happy Birthday!” The third reason? I love to write. I don’t write beautifully or poignantly or humorously or ironically … but, nonetheless, I love to tell a story. As someone who feels more comfortable with the written word rather than the spoken, I have relished every opportunity to share my thoughts (and my eccentric sense of humor) with you.
So, here’s to reason #3, and to you, dear reader:
Thank you for
It wouldn’t be a blog anniversary without a giveaway! I don’t have a lot of giveaways (in fact, I’ve only had one), but I wanted to give a little something back to all of you. For THIH’s first anniversary post, I have TWO giveaways (one for being one year old, and one … to grow on. Or, something like that).
First, Barney Butter has graciously offered to give TWO jars of almond butter to one lucky THIH reader! After receiving a jar as a gift nearly three years ago, I’ve been a huge fan of Barney Butter. A few years ago, on a trip to San Francisco, I dragged poor Peter to every grocery store in the city looking for this creamy goodness. I was thrilled to learn Barney Butter is now available on the East Coast (find your local Barney Butter supplier here). This almond butter is made in an almond only facility and is perfect for people with peanut allergies.
Barney Butter is also offering 10% off to all THIH readers with any online order: click here to see all their delicious products and enter code THIH10 for 10% off your entire order until 1/24!
Now, for the contest! First of all, please note that this contest is only open to U.S. residents (sorry to my international folks!). Enter to win two free jars of Barney Butter by doing any or all of the following:
(1) Leave a comment, any comment. Easy, right?
(2) Tweet it up: ” Win TWO FREE JARS of Barney Butter at The Happiness in Health! http://bit.ly/gyXZMO @JessieHealth ” If you don’t have a Twitter account, just tell someone in person, on the phone, over email, whatever. That counts, too 😉
(3) Become a fan of The Happiness in Health on Facebook.
Leave a comment for each entry! The contest will run for one week, and I will announce the winner on Monday, January 24th.
(4) Finally, for an EXTRA entry, enter my caption contest! Longtime readers may remember the caption contest days of yore – let’s have another, shall we?
Jessie: Maybe if I go like *this*, the waiter will bring me an extra chocolate cake!
Peter: … get me outta here.
For the SECOND giveaway: whoever comes up with the best caption to this picture will get a special personalized gift from me! No, no, I’m not giving away the identity of the prize yet … you’ll just have to enter and see 😀 Leave a comment with your caption for an entry in the Barney Butter contest AND the Special-Awesome-Jessie-Gift contest. Lastly, ANYONE can enter the caption contest, no matter where you live.
Thanks to all of you for making THIH what it is! Have a wonderful week, everyone 🙂