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Happy Things (& giveaway)

*Giveaway is closed*

Today I have lots of fun little things to share with you…

First off…I have some news…for the next two weeks I’m going to be gone on a singing tour with lots of concerts and traveling, so I simply don’t have time to keep on blogging. Don’t worry though…I enlisted some special blogger friends to fill in for me while I’m gone and I’m SO excited to share their posts with you! Since I had the sneak peak on their content, I can tell you it’s super awesome! So this is the last post from me for a little while, but I will try to tweet and check in via Twitter, Instagram (username is colourfulpalate), and Facebook…so you can follow me there.

Also…we have the giveaway winners for NuNaturals flavoured stevia giveaway! They are Kat, Charissa, Kristin, and Amanda! Congratulations guys! I know you will enjoy it!

So many things have been making me happy lately…

First and foremost…

Study 01

1. My courses are done for this semester and I’m overjoyed! Finals were a little stressful, but I got through it and was pretty happy with my end marks. YES!

Happy Things 01

2. I’m also obsessed with braids right now…there are so many fun hairdos with braids…I wish I could be more creative with my hair. Mostly I wear it down or in a ponytail, but once in a while I TRY to be creative. A tiny little braid was the best I could do last time I styled my hair, haha…but it’s a start and I still think it’s cute! My sister-in-law just taught me how to French braid, so I’m eager to practice it more.

Popcorn 01

3. This always makes me happy! I love popcorn! One of my new favourite ways to eat is with shredded cheddar cheese on top…so delicious. Sometime I’ll post the recipe (also an idea from one of my sister-in-laws – she’s teaching me lots of fun things lately). I also love my sticky date popcorn – great for weaning one’s self off caramel popcorn.

May Plank 01

4. I found this on Pinterest and decided it’d be a fun challenge for May…and it only takes seconds to do, which is great for when you’re traveling like me! Do you want to join in with me on the challenge?!

Chocolate Cheesecake 03

5. As for this piece of heaven…it totally ups my happy factor. It’s my healthy chocolate cheesecake which you NEED to try! We had this the other day for dessert…no carbs and very little sugar. I’m hoping there’s still a piece somewhere in the fridge. Very doubtful.

Shabby Apple 01

6. I saw this dress on Shabby Apple and fell in love…it’s so darling. I’m don’t wear a lot of skirts, but I love dresses so much.

Now here’s the exciting part…for YOU! Shabby Apple contacted me last month and wondered if I’d like to host a giveaway for my readers. So I get to share with you a little bit of happiness…one of you will get a $50 giftcard for Shabby Apple! They’re also offering a 10% discount for you guys too! Just enter this code in at their checkout: colourfulpalate10off

To enter the giveaway….simply like Shabby Apple on Facebook and comment below letting me know you did! (mandatory) Please keep in mind this giveaway is for those with a US address and it will close on the 25th of May, once I’m home – so lots of time to enter!)

For extra entries (comment below for each entry):

  • Comment on anything you like!
  • Pin a post of mine and let me know which one
  • Share on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this: “I would love to win a $50 giftcard for @shabbyapple from @colourfulpalate #giveaway
  • Tweet about it once a day (use sample tweet) and leave a comment for each time you do!

That’s it for today! I’ll look forward to posting once I’m back from my trip…meanwhile I know that you will LOVE the guest posters!


Category: Life | Tags: , , , 91 comments »

91 Responses to “Happy Things (& giveaway)”

  1. Kristen

    I really like that dress! I liked shabby apple on Facebook

  2. Alex @ therunwithin

    I follow them on fb now!

  3. Yellow Haired Girl

    Holy moly, I just tried on a Shabby Apple dress yesterday and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I walked away … but I may have to go back. It has a piece of my heart.

    I liked them!

  4. Yellow Haired Girl

    Oh, darn. I’m Canadian. I take it back :( great giveaway though!

  5. Julia

    I like shabby apple on Facebook!

  6. Rebecca

    I have “liked” Shabby Apple on facebook!

  7. April G

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook. They have amazing dresses!

  8. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    such cute dresses!

  9. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    i pinned your chocolate chip protein pancake recipe :)

  10. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    follow you on twitta and tweeeted :)

  11. Kirsten P.

    I like Shabby Apple on fb ( Kirsten Perez )

  12. Kirsten P.

    I shared this giveaway on fb :

  13. Kirsten P.

    I follow you on twitter as @EmeraldVase and I tweeted:!/EmeraldVase/status/198659063276507136

  14. Kirsten P.

    I commented on the Tips on organizing your fridge post.

  15. Vicki S

    I like Shabby Apple on FB, my FB name is Vicki Sh

  16. Vicki S

    I like the Bandersnatch Skirt

  17. Sand

    I like SA on Facebook – their dresses are adorable.

  18. Katherine

    i like them on facebook!!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Ashley

    I like them on FB! :)

  20. Ashley

    I tweeted!

  21. Tanya Phillips

    They have some really cool stuff! I like Shabby Apple on FB :)

  22. Tanya Phillips

    I’m now following you on twitter and tweeted here:!/sunshinestgurl/status/199144816355966976

  23. christina-floresdelsol

    i like shabby on fb :)
    flowersofthesun (at) gmail (d0t) com

  24. Tabathia B

    like shabby apple on fb (michelle b)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  25. Tabathia B

    I love their selection of girl’s dresses
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  26. Tabathia B

    shared post on facebook
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  27. Kristin Purdon

    I liked ShabbybApple on FB

  28. Kristin Purdon

    I just “pinned” your chreesecake recipe on Pinterest.

  29. Kristin Purdon

    I think the dress is über-cute!

  30. jessica w.

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook

  31. jessica w.

    I love their flying crow fitness jacket in grey and white!

  32. Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

    I don’t have FaceBook anymore, but wanted to say I am doing a “Plank a day in May”. Which reminds me….I better do mine for today!

  33. Monday Announcements: 5.7.12 | Healthy Living Blogs

    […] at Colourful Palate is giving one lucky winner a Shabby Apple giftcard!! Check out the Happy Things Giveaway for your chance to […]

  34. Tiffany TF

    i like Shabby Apple on Facebook

  35. Tiffany TF

    the dresses at Shabby Apple are to die for.

  36. Rachel

    I like shabby apple on fb! My favorite is the Lois lane dress…if I have to pick just one!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  37. Rachel

    Tweet for 5/7 (I follow you– @markandrachel)

  38. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today here:!/sunshinestgurl/status/199544242866110464


  39. Aubrey

    I like Shabby Apple via FB
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  40. Aubrey

    I love their Overboard dress.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  41. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I’m not on Facebook, so I guess I can’t enter. Cute dress, though.

    Congrats on making through this semester. Good luck with the plank challenge. I’ll do that one with ya.

    Hope you found another slice of cheesecake. Enjoy your trip!

  42. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today:!/sunshinestgurl/status/199962507673223168

    Thanks! :)

  43. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today! :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/200320002388267008

  44. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today, thanks! :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/200602782997282818

  45. Elzie


  46. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today!!/sunshinestgurl/status/201023440159916032

  47. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/201356268466741248

  48. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/202168425366294530

  49. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/202452080227659776

  50. deanna

    like shabby apple on FB as deanna time

  51. deanna


  52. deanna

    share on FB

  53. deanna

    pinned this post in giveaways

  54. deanna

    fave shabby apple dress: bon voyage

  55. bitt

    I liked them on facebook

  56. bitt

    I commented on rawdorable’s chocolate cupcake post

  57. deanna

    daily tweet!/dlw447/status/202767123313991681

  58. Tanya Phillips

    tweet tweet today! :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/202902358634668033

  59. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/203140445247778817

  60. deanna

    daily tweet!/dlw447/status/203143656461434881

  61. Becky

    I “liked” SA on FB.

  62. Becky


  63. Nicole

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB with the name Nicole Erlandson

  64. Nicole

    I love this dress!

  65. deanna

    daily tweet!/dlw447/status/203494437983236096

  66. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today:!/sunshinestgurl/status/203496302254895105

  67. deanna

    daily tweet!/dlw447/status/203873936851738625

  68. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today, thank you!!/sunshinestgurl/status/203875844207284224

  69. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today :)!/sunshinestgurl/status/204224205791830017

  70. deanna

    daily tweet!/dlw447/status/204275434114912256

  71. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today!/sunshinestgurl/status/204691520765427712

  72. deanna


  73. Jenny

    i liked shabby apple on facebook!

  74. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted today!/sunshinestgurl/status/204975616066457602 :)

  75. Denise L

    I like Shabby Apple on fb :)

  76. Denise L

    I love the Heart of Me dress from the Twin Palms collection (and about 100 other dresses).

  77. Denise L

    Follow you on twitter @dmarie824 and tweeted!/dmarie824/status/205023689316638721

  78. Isles Inspired

    I liked shabby apple on Facebook!

  79. Isles Inspired

    I TWEETED TOO! “I would love to win a $50 giftcard for @shabbyapple from @colourfulpalate #giveaway ”

  80. deanna

    daily tweet

  81. Isles Inspired

    I re-tweeted today!

  82. Denise L

    5/23 TWEET

  83. Hannah@mindrunningwild

    I’ve liked SA on facebook!

  84. Hannah@mindrunningwild

    I’ve pinned your almond milk recipe and will be making it!

  85. Hannah@mindrunningwild

    and I must say, I’m quite the fan of your blog because you’re always so upbeat and offer healthy recipes for single ladies!

  86. Hannah@mindrunningwild


  87. Hannah@mindrunningwild

    following you on twitter!

  88. Tanya Phillips

    I tweeted :)

  89. Denise L

    5/24 tweet

  90. deanna

    daily tweet

  91. Denise L

    5/25 tweet (if you haven’t closed the contest yet:)

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