Swag Down, Feet Up

August 5, 2011

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^^ Story of my life!

I am having the most glorious resting session in my hotel bed!! I can’t even tell you how nice it feels to put my feet up. My flats left my heels aching!

I explored around this afternoon, peeking into some of the sponsor lounges

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And stumbled upon afternoon snack covered in chocolate!

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I had a choco apricot!

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I ventured outside to find the most glorious day! It feels like October out there!

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I met Roni and some Fitbloggin’ folks at Pinkberry. I wasn’t going to get anything – but then I got hungry!

I had the watermelon flavor, which tasted like strawberry (in a good way) with raspberries, coconut and mixed nuts. It was a great little snack!

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I literally collapsed on my bed to chill for an hour.

Swag highlights:

Mini boxes of oatmeal squares!! One of my favorite cereals ever!

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New feminine product to try…I will try to blog about this!?

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Full size beauty!!

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A Tempurpedic pillow! This will be great for the airplane ride home

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And San Diego beers from Tammy!!

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I’m going to have to unpeel myself from my bed to get dressed and head back to the conference for a little partying! This will be a challenge.

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1 Molly @ RDexposed August 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm

The card def made me laugh. Isn’t funny though too if someone tries to act like they didn’t know something even though they did read it on your blog??


2 Emma @ Microcosm of Life August 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I would have been all OVER that chocolate pineapple. I’m actually strangely intrigued by the softcup, haha. (Those are two very weird sentences to be next to each other)


3 s August 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

haha :)


4 rumfunandsun August 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Such a rough life having to go socialize! I kid. What nice goodies! Full size is kind of a big deal!!!

Those chocolate goodies look yummy too!!!

How is Matt doing holding down GH while you’re gone? I mean women do run things! 😉


5 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living August 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

hahaha, first the vagina model and the mention of vibrators and now this! I’m looking forward to seeing how you manage to blog about it 😀 Have fun tonight!


6 Liz August 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I’m sure someone else will bring this up, but if you like the idea of the softcup, you should try something like the diva cup. It’s the reusable alternative. The softcup’s flimsy-looking “cup” part looks like it’d be difficult to insert and remove. The firmer silicon of the diva cup makes it relatively easy.


7 Kathleen August 6, 2011 at 12:44 am

I agree! I have a diva cup and love it. I highly recommend checking it out.


8 Mahealani @ Pu'uhonua August 6, 2011 at 12:53 am

I love my Diva Cup! Been using it for about 5 years now and it is a much superior product to the soft cup, just sayin’. :)


9 Suzanne August 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I’m a diva cup fan as well. The only advantage of the softcup over the diva cup would be being able to wear it during sex.


10 Katelyn@ Foodie Goes to School August 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I’m not going to lie. I had to google softcups. Never heard of them! Verrrrrrry interesting. haha
Enjoy your night!


11 olivewineandfood August 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

i have the organix coconut milk products. smells so good! i use the serum almost everyday! keeps my frizzy hair at bay during the summer months.


12 Bella August 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I so wish we had a Pinkberry here! In fact I wish we had a frozen yogurt place here in general.. The best thing I’ve got is Bagel Mania’s Gelato. Haha.


13 Lynda @ healthy hoboken girl August 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Enjoy the night, and all your goodies. I’m sure it will be a fun weekend!


14 katie @KatieDid August 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

holy swag!! That’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever seen given away. Glad you got to get a bit of RandR in. Enjoy your evening!


15 Katelyn@ Foodie Goes to School August 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm



16 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

NOT YET!!!! :)


17 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I just discovered a Pinkberry near me and didn’t even realize that it was a chain!! YEY


18 Stef @ Living HI August 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Ballast Point brews some of the best beers I’ve had. I think you will definitely enjoy those, even thought they are IPA they are pretty smooth and even toned.


19 Sandy August 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Just heard of Pinkberry when I had friends in town this week. IS it only in California? Will you be back in your own hometown by Monday? Planning to stop by GH to see you.


20 KathEats August 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I will be in the aftrernoon!


21 Ally at A Girl In Her Kitchen August 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

That card is hilarious! I am the opposite actually. I run into people and they know all these details about me and it catches me off guard a bit. Then I realize they read my blog, lol. :)


22 lynn @ the actor's diet August 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm

yay swag! i’ll never ever get sick of it….

that card is pretty great :)


23 Sana August 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Lol, I love the card, feminine products will be an interesting blog post!


24 Margo @ peanut butter trees August 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Those are such good give-aways! Jealous. :) And hooray more froyo, I just can’t get enough, as evidenced with my many many froyo trips this summer! Enjoy the partying tonight!


25 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Dessert’s the best part!! 😉 And swag, of course.

That card reminds me of a few conversations I’ve had with my parents a few times. I usually have to ask “Have you read my blog today?” before I start telling them about it. Otherwise I’d just be repeating myself!


26 Cat August 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I <3 that coconut shampoo, but be careful of the serum! It's awesome but you only need the tiniest droplets ever or you will have greasy hair! :)


27 KathEats August 6, 2011 at 12:35 am

Good to know!!


28 Sweet and Savvy August 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

All that chocolate covered stuff looks amazing! :) Jealousss.

Have you used the coconut products before? I’ve been wondering if they are worth their price. I’m pretty cheap when it comes to beauty products.


29 KathEats August 6, 2011 at 12:36 am

I have – I really like the blue one!! And the coconut of course


30 Amanda August 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

One of the best San Diego beers EVER! Tammy has good taste :)


31 jenn August 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I can’t wait to read your post about the soft cups & vibrators, ha!


32 jenn August 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

What the heck is a soft cup anyway??!!


33 Meredith August 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm

That’s my favorite shampoo! I only buy it when it goes on sale at Kroger, 2 for $7 (half price!)!


34 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Haha, GREAT card :)

I am all about a nice little afternoon snack, gotta sneak it in sometime. Be careful getting off that bed…..it could be dangerous! ha.


35 Hillary August 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I had Pinkberry for the first time this afternoon! Original with mango and chocolate crunchies. Yum.


36 Jennifer August 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

What a trip! It sounds so fun and relaxing! Can’t wait to hear about tomorrow. :)


37 Angel7 August 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I have always wanted to try the Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo. I love the smell of most things coconut.



38 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

That card totally cracked me up 😀 Have fun partying!!!

BTW, read about Divacups. I think that would be better in comparison to Softcup.


39 Darien August 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

it may be awkward for you…but i think i can speak for more than just myself in saying that i am very interested in hearing what you have to say about the softcup!


40 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Looks like a great event so far and it’s only started! Get some rest tonight Kath. I’m sure you will need it.


41 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Glad you are having some DOWNTIME. I just posted an hour or two ago about Calm Time. And that I need some. After go, go, going for a month with trips, moving into a new house, work, my lil one, life in general…I am looking forward to some calm time. Or at least a chill weekend :)

“I ventured outside to find the most glorious day! It feels like October out there!”–
Everyone is shocked to know that it’s ALWAYS like this downtown and surrounding areas of San Diego (not til you get inland does it get hotter).. These are our “dog days” of summer. Pretty nice, huh! :)


42 kaila @ healthy helper! August 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I love that card!!!! Haha!

Awesome swag! I love Organix products!!


43 Taylor @ Sweet OTI, Healthy OTO August 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I am now craving Pinkberry!!! I usually get the pomegranate flavor, but must try the watermelon next time I go (hopefully soon!)


44 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Haha, I love that card. I hate when I’m in the middle of a convo with a friend and think to myself “I totally blogged about this, does she not read it or is she just being nice and not telling me that she knows already?”
Hope you got a second wind, conferences can be so draining!


45 kdiddy August 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Kinda bummed that I’m not at BlogHer this year. Re: the Softcup, I believe there are Diva Cup reps there, too. Maybe check them out. I tried a disposable menstrual cup years ago and didn’t like it, but then got a reusable one (the Keeper, which is the same thing as the Diva Cup but made of rubber) and I LOVE it. Everyone I know who uses the Diva Cup or the Keeper is pretty evangelical about it. /hippie


46 Namaste Gurl August 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Looks like you’re having a wonderful time– yay! Wishing you safe travels and SO wish I could be there :)


47 Kristen, Sweetly August 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

NOTHING better than laying in a hotel bed after a busy, full day in a different city.


48 Cait's Plate August 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Quaker Oatmeal Squares may be one of my favorite cereals ever as well. When they’re on sale for $2.50 at Target it’s like everything in my life falls into place :)

Glad you got a little rest – hope the rest of the night was fabulous!


49 Nicole August 5, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Best card ever–so funny!!


50 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Oh my gosh. That card is the BEST! :) I’ve heard about those soft cup things — I can’t wait to read if you like them! :)


51 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Intrigued, yet scared, by that “Softcup”…

Oh well, that tempur pedic pillow looks heavenly! :)


52 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

What the hell is a softcup?! I’m intrigued!


53 bitt August 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm

hehe i use a diva cup. they are awesome. have you ever used the V word on the blog? maybe it’s time!


54 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 6, 2011 at 12:38 am

I’m so looking forward to the Softcup post, LOL. :)


55 Mahealani @ Pu'uhonua August 6, 2011 at 12:59 am

Mmmmm, I adore coconut anything! But, I have to say that I am not a Pinkberry fan (though I do LOVE their floors!!!). It’s just a bit too $$ and I like having control over my own ingredients/portions. If you ever see a Menchie’s, you should definitely try it. While their plain tart isn’t as creamy as Pinkberry, they have a better selection of flavors and toppings, AND they’re self-serve!


56 Hannah August 6, 2011 at 1:28 am

Having just flown home on a tiny airport with not even headrest that bend forward, I want that pillow!


57 Khushboo August 6, 2011 at 1:50 am

Those pillows are a godsend!


58 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 6, 2011 at 5:33 am

Yay for freebies! :)


59 krissy August 6, 2011 at 5:51 am

That’s my favorite shampoo ever. I stock up when it’s on sale.


60 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 6, 2011 at 6:56 am

I bet that coconut shampoo smells fantastic! I think I’d spend all day sniffing my hair if I used it. 😛


61 Luv What You Do August 6, 2011 at 7:05 am

Where did you find that card???
So funny!


62 KathEats August 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

It was a Hallmark freebie!


63 Marci August 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

I just discovered Quaker Oatmeal Squares. So good, new favorite! Glad to know they are KERF approved. Never know when it comes from a box!


64 [email protected] August 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

i think if you step into a frozen yogurt place it is almost impossible to not get some. looks like you are having a great time and got some great things! enjoy the rest of your trip ♥debb


65 Laura Ann August 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

If you can, take a cab up to Yogurtland in Little Italy! It’s my fave!


66 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs August 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Softcup, is that the new Insteads? Divas are the way to go 😛 Nice swag!!


67 Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Those chocolate covered snacks look delicious! Glad you’re having fun in SD, I love it there!


68 Lea @ Healthy Coconut August 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I use that coconut hair swag. I love it.

When you use the hair syrum, a small droplet is plenty enough to tame frizz. Don’t put too much or your hair will look really oily. I usually apply on the ends only.


69 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee August 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I love oatmeal squares!!!! Not with milk in a bowl, but just eating them with my fingers for a snack (or dessert!). They’re like healthy mini cookies!!


70 Katie @ Changing Patterns August 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I too am very curious about hearing what you have to say about the soft cup…no matter how weird that might be! I’ve just recently heard about the diva cup, which seems “greener”.


71 Alaina August 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

These conferences look like so much fun! :-)


72 Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness August 7, 2011 at 9:30 am

You’re so lucky you got Organix shampoo and conditioner for free; I LOVE that stuff! It smells sooo good.


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