New Year, Why not celebrate?

Happy New Year! Happy Monday! Is it me, or did Christmas just fly by?

Over the top Christmas lights

For those of you who were out and about and not blog reading over the past week, I have quite a few recipes and posts I am excited about.

Here are just a few:

Achieve: My biggest goal for 2011

An attempt at homemade Sachertorte

My thoughts on Michael Vick

Super easy homemade rolls

Are you back at work this week? A little bummed that the holidays are over, it’s still winter, and everything sort of goes back to normal?

January is my least favorite month. I actually like something about every other month of the year except for January. It’s cold, we are coming off of a holiday high, and it just feels bleh.

Amping up my Napa Marathon training and eating more are two things I will be doing to break that monotony. More and more I realize I don’t eat nearly enough for someone so active, and some recent dizzy spells have been the result. I want to kick those in 2011 and make it the year of more energy!

Hiiii yah!

Anyway, I was thinking over the weekend that it has been awhile since I have done a giveaway. To help keep the festive, holiday feeling alive, I am giving away a $50 gift card to the winner’s favorite restaurant. I was able to do this a few weeks ago with, and hearing what restaurants people would choose was a ton of fun.

So let’s get started!

1) Leave a comment, and tell me the restaurant you would choose if you won. If your restaurant doesn’t sell gift cards, I will send you a $50 Visa card toward dinner

2) Be willing to guest post about your meal if you win

3) Link back to this post on your blog or on Facebook

4) Optional – do one thing today in your own life to keep the holiday spirit alive and if you feel like it, leave a comment and let me know what it was. People around you will thank you! Smile And it will be fun for all of us to brainstorm ways to make this the best January yet.

I have a busy day ahead today, a couple of meetings, a hill workout, and lots of writing and social media stuff to do. I am actually looking forward to really getting back into the swing of things. I guess that’s what happens when you allow yourself to take some time off.

Stay tuned for a review of Lolita Boston later today. . .

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  1. Amie’s avatar

    Great contest!! So many great new restaurants I’ve been wanting to try…..but I think I would use the gift card to check out Tango in Arlington Center. I live nearby and have yet to try it – it’s Argentinian cuisine, and I’ve heard great things.


  2. Amie’s avatar

    I also posted the contest to my FB wall and re-tweeted your Tweet :-)

    Happy New Year!


  3. GirlyGreenGirl’s avatar

    1) Euno Ristaurante in the North End. We LOVE their stuffed artichokes & calamari and it has been awhile since I’ve made the trudge into the city!

    2) Absolutely would I guest post… it’ll be lacking the wine portion though (I’m pregnant and my husband avoids alcohol due to stomach issues.)

    3) Off to link this post to my FB page….

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    ~ GGG


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Woohoo! I actually was wondering why I stopped seeing wine tweets from you. Congratulations! I hope you are feeling well and will look forward to meeting you after baby green girl is born :)


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