I’m BACK, HIND Giveaway and Chia, Flax Stix Winner and Catching Up!

We are back!!   I couldn’t get it together yesterday to get a post out!  We got home late Thursday night and I spent yesterday hanging with Sara, grocery shopping, doing laundry and getting everything back to normal. The Hubs and I had the most magnificent time!  This was a much needed getaway!  We had great luck and great upgrades all around!

For starters we were moved from row 30 to row 8 and landed in the bulk head seating which meant more foot room for us!  Not that either of us are huge people,  it was nice though.  Once we got to Cabo, we were upgraded the honeymoon suite!  AMAZING!  We had a huge 2 room suite with all of them amenities!

Some of the highlights of the trips!

Morning coffee on our patio!

Morning coffee on our patio!


Need I say more about views like this!

Need I say more about views like this!


Dinners overlooking the Sea of Cortez!

Dinners overlooking the Sea of Cortez!


Morning, afternoon and evening walks on the beach!

Morning, afternoon and evening walks on the beach!


Pool time reading!

Pool time reading!

There was much more more and I will cover some our eats and drinks on Wednesday! The Hubs and I also had an amazing day of snorkeling as well!  We must have seen hundreds of beautiful fish!  Being away is wonderful and the Hubs and I are so lucky that we get to do it!  Sara had a vacation of her own at my parents house.  They only live a mile away but they filled her days with plenty of amazing activities!


Before I left I told you that I got an awesome box of goodies from HIND.

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What makes HIND so wonderful is their affordable and stylish clothes.  Where them for a workout or to run errands in.  Personally, if  I could live in workout clothes every day all day long I’d be so happy but I do wear them about 30-40% of the week!

HIND can be found at a number of stores and if you like to spend a little time bargain hunting, they can be found at places like TJ MAXX or Marshalls!  I love new workout gear and HIND is giving one reader some new clothes!  One winner will win a new pair of shorts, tank and pullover!  Those folks at HIND are awesome!

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The winner of the Chia and Flax Stix giveaway is: #127 Kara!  Congrats Kara, be on the lookout for an email from me shortly!

I’ll be back Monday with a new recipe.  The rest of the weekend will be filled with family time, food prepping and experimenting and hopefully a 5-6 mile run.  I’m doing the best I can to come back from this hamstring injury but I am slowing down and have realized that long 10 plus mile runs are not in my near future!  I’m totally OK with that though!  I’ve run a ton this season and have PR’s and lots of great memories to show for it!

If you live in Chicago you know we are in for record cool temps this weekend!  What’s up with that?  Oh well, enjoy the weekend everyone!

Oh and huge thank you and shout out to my guest bloggers who filled in while I was gone!  Thank girls!  Loved your posts!!!


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55 Responses to I’m BACK, HIND Giveaway and Chia, Flax Stix Winner and Catching Up!

  1. Lisa Jones says:

    If I can find a great deal then score! Once in a while if I find something I truly love I will splurge.

  2. Haley Lash says:

    I’m definitely a bargain kind of gal! You can find bargains you just have to look, and I feel great knowing that I’m wearing a steal!

  3. Catherine says:

    I am very much a bargain hunter!

  4. Lisa A. says:

    Bargain hunter here! A splurge though as a reward once in awhile. 😉

  5. Jennifer F says:

    Oooh, I’m not familiar with HIND . . . . but I’d like to be!
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  6. Billie Jean says:

    I use to be a bargain hunter but, found that if I spend the little bit of extra money on some new quality workout clothes, I feel better and they last much longer, too!

  7. jessica says:

    I’m a bargain hunter.

  8. Courtney A says:

    I love a good bargain, but I’ve also been known to splurge.
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  9. Aly says:

    Your vacation looks like it was amazing! Also like the HIND giveaway! Never knew they sold it at TJ Maxx!
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  10. Katie says:

    HIND is my FAV brand to find at TJ Maxx. I have about 3 different version of the same tank from them, and I’d live in them if I could.

  11. ellen casper says:

    Bargain hunter!

  12. Looks like a wonderful vacation! I’m definitely a bargain hunter. Nordstrom Rack is my go to workout clothes store. Great deals!
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  13. I’m a little of both. I’ll splurge on shorts and running skirts and shoes (obvi).

  14. Beth P says:

    I am a little bit of both. I try to find bargains but if its something I need I will splurge
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  15. Carli says:

    It depends on the month! Right biw I am on bargain hunt mode because Jeffrey the Cat’s surgery set me back a bit. But other months when I bring in extra blogging money…splurge for sure.
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  16. Mainly bargain hunt, but on the good stuff! I have a pass to the Nike Factory & can also use it at their Clearance Store where I can get all Nike products discounted. I do splurge on socks & shoes.
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  17. Amy says:

    I look for good treasures but for sure splurge when I love something.

  18. I do a mixture of both. If it’s something really cute and I know I’ll wear it into the ground, I’ll splurge. Otherwise bargain is where it’s at!
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  19. Jessica Forrestt says:

    Definitely a bargin hunter! I can’t afford to splurge on a college student budget 😉

  20. Loved your pictures! I would definitely say bargain hunter. I try to wait until things go on sale.

  21. Declan says:

    The running gods have gotten a hold of the weather machine and giving us a gift!
    Great photos!
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  22. Suzanne says:

    I’m definitely a bargain hunter. I’ve found some great workout pieces at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.
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  23. I’m definitely a bargain hunter. Sales racks at our local sports stores and T.J. Maxx all the way!

  24. Nori S says:

    I’m definitely a bargain hunter, but I do splurge every now and then for something special.

  25. Kim says:

    Glad you had a great vacation – beautiful pictures!!
    I’m all about bargains on my workout gear – except shoes – I always splurge there!!
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  26. Bargain hunter! Definitely. I have Hind shorts that I LOVE for racing. They don’t make them any more. I would give my left arm for some new pairs. I fear that when the 2 pairs I have quit, I may have to quit racing.

    Glad you had a great vacay!
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  27. bargain all the way. this girl is on a budget. so when i get nice things, let me tell you i CHERISH them.

  28. Bargin hunter for sure!
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  29. Christie says:

    Definitely a bargain hunter. I can’t justify/understand, spending $65 on a pair of shorts just for the brand!

  30. Laurel C says:

    I do a little of both!

  31. Lauren Anderson Thomas says:

    I go for bargains and sale items…and then once in a while, splurge on Lulu!!!

  32. Lauren says:

    I’m a bargain hunter for sure. I can’t afford it but still have TONS of workout clothes!
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  34. DEFINITELY a bargain hunter!!

  35. Alicia says:

    I’m both a splurger and a bargain hunter when it comes to fitness gear. Most often I end up splurging because I don’t go to many places where I can find a bargain!

    Your pics from your trip are fab, by the way!

  36. Lori B says:

    I am a bargain hunter for sure!!
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  37. Carson says:

    Major bargain hunter.
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  38. Gabrielle says:

    Splurge on bras, bargain hunter on the rest!

  39. Splurge hardly ever, we are HEAVY bargain hunters. We have a coupon binder for grocery shopping!
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  40. Clinton M says:

    Bargain hunter all the way.
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  41. Andrea says:

    I do a little of both–Splurge at Lululemon or if I need a running costume. But most of the time I like fun cute stuff at Marshalls!

    (Side note: I liked your facebook page from my running page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page which you have to use to log into rafflecopter)
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  42. A little bit of both 😉 I’ve been known to shop full retail Lululemon (but also stalk their outlet when I find one), and I love Marshalls and TJ Max!

  43. I have a lot of fun looking for deals!

  44. DisneyBride says:

    Bargain hunter for sure!
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  45. Rachel Galzerano says:

    When it comes to workout clothes, I like to splurge for a race. I’ll get a nice new pair of shorts/pants and a top for training/race day!

  46. Meghan says:

    Bargain hunter 🙂

  47. I’m a bargain hunter as a SAHM that went from being a DINK to a OIOK (1 income 1 kid) 😉
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  48. Kim Barrena says:

    I’m a poor college student trying to go through the motions of adult hood which has made me a TOTAL bargain hunter! hahaa 🙂

  49. samantha says:

    I love to bargain hunt. It’s so nice to find great deals especially when the price of running gear is SO expensive these days!

  50. I splurge! I hate trying to bargain hunt because I rarely find something in my size.
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  51. Mostly a bargain hunter but have been known to splurge 🙂
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  52. Amanda says:

    both! TJ Max does have some really great options for running and yoga clothes!
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  53. Katie M says:

    I like cute bargain workout gear. Sometimes a bargain means $5 running tanks and other times it means $29 running tanks that were originally $129 🙂

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