Spartan giveaway winner, ThreadUp rant, and the return of nut butter balls

Last week my post about the Spartan Race included a free entry into a race. In order to be eligible for the free entry, I asked readers to tell me why they loved running or loved adventure races. It was a lot harder to decide that I thought since I loved everyone’s comment. I’m happy to announce that after careful deliberation, William W is the winner of the free race entry! He got me with his amazing weight loss accomplishment. I’m always inspired by people who have overcome struggles and go on to help other people. Congratulations William! I hope you continue to be an inspiration to others. Please email me at to claim your free entry!

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You’ll also recall that a couple of weeks ago I posted about a great company called Twice. I had a very positive experience using Twice and would recommend it to anyone looking to make a few bucks off of clothes they no longer want/need. Now, in that same posted I mentioned that I was also trying out another site, ThreadUp since they accepted a few more brands than Twice did. I received my offer from ThreadUp a couple of weeks ago and it was a measly $37.00. I was so disappointed by this offer, that I decided I would rather have my items back than accept it (I sent three pairs of practically “like new” jeans for goodness sakes). I couldn’t figure out how to “reject” their offer so I emailed customer service. I found out that I had to pay $12.95 up front in order to have even the option to get my items back. The return process through Twice is completely different. First it’s only $4.95 and you get to see your offer before you have to make the payment should you want to have the items returned. Not to mention that paying the $12.95 up front was completely unclear when I requested my bag from them. If I would have known that, I probably wouldn’t have used them at all.

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Spartan Race Giveaway

The following post is brought to you by Spartan Race, Inc. and includes a giveaway at the end! A FREE race entry is up for grabs! Plus Spartan Race is offering all LML readers 10% off any race with the use of code: SPARTANBLOGGER. Thank you for your support!

Spartan Race contacted me a couple weeks ago to spread the word about their upcoming races at Miller Park, Dallas, and Mississippi. Say what? A Spartan Race in Miller Park? Please, tell me more!


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Friday Faves

Can you believe it’s the last Friday in September? Next week it’ll be October and before we know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Packing and living amongst boxes has been a challenge and I’m greatly looking forward to our move next week. We can finally settle back into a normal routine. And hopefully Harvey won’t be so antsy dealing withall the recent clutter. I don’t think he likes change. :)

Without further ado, a few of my recent favorites…

Cookies & Cream Bonk Breaker

IMG_3486Seriously, shut the front door. These are new from Bonk Breaker and crazy good. We received these yesterday at work, and I had to try it right away. Espresso Chip was my long-time fav (mainly because I think it tastes like a coffee brownie), but who doesn’t love cookies & cream? It’s my favorite ice cream, and now quite possibly, my favorite protein bar.

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Moving, sucks.

In just over a week Jon and I are moving to a new apartment just north of downtown. It is kind of bittersweet leaving downtown (since we absolutely LOVE the area), but we just need more space. And the downtown prices are spenzy!

I hate moving. Since 2008, I’ve never lived in the same place more than a year, and not for any particular reason other than a move seemed necessary (moving states, need to be closer to work, more space, etc.). Those reasons always outweighed my hate for packing.


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Twice as nice

A while back I ran across an ad on my Facebook page for Twice. Twice is an online consignment boutique for women. Shop brand names at low prices. Items are like-new and gently worn. But the best thing about Twice is selling your clothes to them. We all have items in our closet that we don’t wear anymore. What sucks is that some of the things we’ve only worn a couple of times and the thought of just giving it away really stinks. Especially when you might have paid top dollar for it! Whatever the case – Twice wants your clothes and they will pay you for them! Request a free shipping bag (or shipping label), fill it up with your unwanted items, and they take care of the rest.

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Since Jon and I are moving apartments soon, it was a good time to go through and purge my closet (and long overdue). I have a hard time getting rid of clothes sometimes, but I went with the philosophy “have I even worn this in the past year?” If the answer was no, into the Twice pile it went. In the end, I had a mountain of clothes to send.

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