Get Well Stay Well Giveaway

I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for the weekend! I worked from home today with the hopes of concentrating on one big project that is due in early October. What actually happened was that I ended up being handed a zillion other priorities for today and didn’t spend a second on the project I planned to work on. My brain is fried, and I am not done for the day!

Fall has just begun, but so many people around me have been sick with colds already. While memories of summer keep me cozy and hopeful during our long winters, they definitely are not enough to keep me healthy.

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Luckily, I usually can get whatever I need to stay healthy or get healthy at Trader Joe’s. They have so many great types of tea, vitamins, and snacks to soothe the body and the mind. So to help one of you stay well or get well this fall/winter, I am doing a Trader Joe’s giveaway. I am not quite 100% sure what it will contain yet, but I have some ideas!

To enter the contest, just leave me a comment about what makes you feel better when the winter aches and sniffles come on. It could be anything, food, a movie, your favorite blanket. Then, link to the giveaway on your blog (if you have one!) or on Twitter. I will leave the giveaway open until next Friday, October (!) 2nd.

I am actually thinking of joining Twitter. . . I have held off for quite awhile!

Get some good sleep tonight, and stay well everyone. . . its almost FRIDAY!!

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  1. Maria’s avatar

    I’ve held off on twitter too…I just can’t afford (time) to join another social network, lol! Honestly, food and the holidays get me through the winter, oh and cute winter clothing ;) Pumpkin, apples, persimmons, cinnamon, thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, boots, coats, scarves, all of that good stuff!

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  2. Kelsey’s avatar

    when winter comes along, i read by the fireplace, drink lots of hot tea, and wear my harry potter scarf!!!

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  3. Lynn (The Actors Diet)’s avatar

    tea, my blanket on the couch, and my dog. and lots of mindless tv. and magazines. actually, being sick is fun…

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  4. Naomi’s avatar

    my boston gal! what a great giveaway!…the things that make the winter seem so nice, cuddling up to a fire with a blanket, a delicious cup of tea and a good movie (or maybe a tear jerker, chick flick) same thing though right? :) the holiday season is all about spending time with gfamily and friends which makes it that much more enjoyable as well. Love wearing my winter boots too!!

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  5. Simply Life’s avatar

    When winter comes, I love HUGE blankets and warm soup! :) I hope you got a lot done for work!

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  6. Kelly’s avatar

    Peppermint tea (Trader Joe’s has a good one!) always makes me feel better. And my humidifier helps too when it gets really dry out :)

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  7. leslie’s avatar

    join twitter! i’m actually terrible about using my account – i remember to link to my posts maybe 3 days a week. but i think it can be a good tool. when i’m sick in the winter, i have a routine: chicken soup, chai tea with extra ginger, my couch, a warm blanket and socks, my dvd player, and gone with the wind. :)

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  8. Casey’s avatar

    When I am sick a couple of things that make me feel better are: a hot bath, a warm cup of soup, my Friends dvds thanks for the giveaway

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  9. Jessica’s avatar

    Those hydrangeas are gorgeous in the pics! One of my favorite flowers! Great giveaway! I love sitting in a cozy room with comfy clothes and comfort food!

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  10. theskinnyplate’s avatar

    When I am sick I load up on vitamin C and vitamin packets like Emergen C. Also, soup and sleep always make me feel better too. Join twitter. It is pretty fun and addicting.

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  11. dee (the apple hill adventurer)’s avatar

    might sounds weird, but sushi ! the wasabi clears me RIGHT UP!!! i hope i get some good mojo for this giveaway! there is no trader joes where i live AND oct 2nd is my bday!

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  12. AnAppleADay’s avatar

    HOT cup of tea makes everything better! :)

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  13. Annie’s avatar

    I love cozy scarves, sweaters, tea, and soup in the winter time to keep me going. I havent joined twitter or have my own blog yet, but thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. glidingcalm’s avatar

    what makes me feel better? talking/emailing/facebooking/texting good friends. Hot tea. hot showers. SLEEP. blog reading!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  15. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)’s avatar

    I was going to do a TJ’s giveaway too!! I think I’ll mix it up though…you’ll have to see what it is :) I usually don’t let being sick get in my way…I try to do as much as I can. I’ll usually sleep a whole lot and drink hot tea!

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  16. Ruby’s avatar

    Oh definitely vegan chickpea soup for the soul! With lots of yummy noodles… so good! Soup in general. I’ll give you a link on Twitter!

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  17. Southern Grace Gourmet’s avatar

    I like soup and ice tea, a big blankie, and the a/c cranked high

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  18. MarathonVal’s avatar

    This was a timely post for me to read since I’m sick right now! I loved reading everyone’s ideas. I always struggle with what to eat when I’m sick… I usually don’t have much of an appettite, but then I feel like I don’t want to undernourish myself but not eating enough…. so I end up just to get the calories in! I’m definitely not one of those girls who things, I’m sick, great, now I’ll lose 5 pounds… nope, not for me! I did make a version of your broth soup tonight!! :)

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  19. Aileen’s avatar

    A hot bowl of vegetarian chili and movie night on my couch always helps me get over the winter blues. I am not looking forward to those days — winter comes on so quickly here in Boston!

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  20. Cee’s avatar

    When I feel a cold coming on, I immediately begin drinking tea (I drink tea anyhow, but up my intake). I usually choose a decaf green tea, but I’ve been drinking an orange breakfast tea lately. As I’m drinking, I keep my face close to the mug to make the most of the heat and steam. The warmth from the mug usually helps with the chills, too!

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  21. Marianna’s avatar

    Snuggling up in bed with my cozy, fuzzy blanket and watching QVC with the volume way down low always puts me right to sleep and makes me feel great lol

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  22. brandi’s avatar

    I don’t tweet either :) Things that make me feel better: hot tea big bowl of soup or chili roasted veggies lounging on the couch with a soft blanket and thick socks

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  23. Brandi’s avatar

    I linked back here! http://branappetit.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/pizza-puppy-party/ Hope you’re having a good Friday!

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  24. Kate’s avatar

    Vicks vapor rub!!!

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  25. traynharder23’s avatar

    hot cocoa. or hot soymilk. and a good sweat session

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  26. Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)’s avatar

    I love tea and a huge blanket in the winter!

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  27. Ange R.’s avatar

    I love to make chicken “stoup” to feel better. I always end up putting in too much good stuff and never have enough broth. But it’s soooo good! Here’s what I usually use: TJ’s mirepoix, TJ’s frozen medley (corn, peas, carrots, green beans), 2 containers chicken stock, some water, real carrots cut up (I like carrots), poultry seasoning, TJ’s savory chicken broth concentrate, a package of chicken tenders/breasts, salt, pepper and whatever other seasoning I have. I put it all together and just let it simmer for a while and then I add in some barley and let it cook some more. When I’m ready to enjoy I take out the chicken, shred it and put it back in the pot. It’s like a really great hug that warms you from the inside out. :o)

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  28. Gina’s avatar

    Back when I was little and was sick, my mom would make me mashed root veggie soup, so that’s definitely my go-to comfort food when I’m feeling under the weather!

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  29. loveprevails’s avatar

    cuddles with my dog were always the best cure for colds. She was big, warm and loved cuddling back! Plus gross fact when i was little id wipe my nose on her!! Eww! saved on tissues, but prob got the rest of the house sick :(

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  30. Tina’s avatar

    Just thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas get me through the winter. Even though I can’t stand the cold, I absolutely love the holiday season. http://www.thenaturalterp.wordpress.com

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  31. Caitie’s avatar

    My sweater blanket and pumpkin spice tea! Oooh and fuzzy socks.

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  32. cbrazas’s avatar

    Black tea with Honey and Lemon, a blanket, and Little Women (the Winona Ryder edition) or Under the Tuscan Sun. I linked back on my twitter. http://twitter.com/cbrazas

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  33. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Thanks for commenting! I hope you have a good weekend :)

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  34. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Tea really does make everything better! I look forward to our weekend pots of tea the most!

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  35. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I love wasabi! We actually went to a shabu restaurant last year when we both had allergies and did the whole broth/garlic/ginger/chilis cooking in front of us. It was like a sinus clearing miracle!

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  36. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Hehe I have heard that about Twitter. . . that’s what I am afraid of!

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  37. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Hydrangeas are my favorite! Such a reminder of summer!

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  38. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I need good winter boots! And cute clothes. Now to find the time to go shopping. . . I really want to take a weekday off for a trip to Wrentham. We live on the Dorchester/South Boston line, so I have been walking 3 miles each way to and from work. I would love to keep it up until we are buried in snow, but I will definitely need proper attire! Your winter comforts kind of make me look forward to it! :)

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  39. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I know! I love fall but am wary about what comes after :)

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  40. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Thanks for sharing such a GREAT recipe! If you would ever like to write a recipe guest post, send me an email. traveleatlove2009@hotmail.com

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  41. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I hated it when I was a kid, but I love it now!

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  42. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Brandi, I folded and started tweeting last weekend! Eeek. . . its addictive!

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