the seventh giveaway of christmas.

by Janetha on December 17, 2010

in meals

i know what you are thinking. two giveaway posts in a row? and no legit post?

guys, i’ve been busy! i promise i’ve got a great flashback friday post going up later today, though. you have my word.

in the meantime, let’s keep this giveaway extravaganza going!

first, the winner of the three sisters cereal is #37:



congrats, katy! please email me you address ASAP so i can get your coupons out to you. thanks for entering, everybody. and i hope you all get what is on your list.






you have seen this gem floating around blog world for about a month now…


the marty’s blogger babes calendar was put together by the amazing deb (aka smoothie girl) of smoothie girl eats too. her dad, marty, used to always say that deb’s blogger friends could be in a calendar because we are all so smokin’ hot (i am flattered). well, deb decided to make her father’s calendar idea a reality and the blogger babes calendar was made. it is a collaboration of 14 food & fitness related pinup photos of 14 fun bloggers, myself included.


i can’t help but quote, once again, deb’s explanation of the calendar. i love the way she explains the whole thing:

The idea for this calendar stemmed from a running joke that my Dad used to make.  He always said that my blogging friends were pretty enough to be calendar girls.  Each time I had a ‘meet up’ with a new girl, he would ask “So another one for the calendar?”  The answer was always “yes.”  And we giggled at the thought of a blogger calendar.

It wasn’t until he was dying of lymphoma in April 2010 that I had the idea to turn his joke into a reality.  Working together on this project was a fun distraction for him in his last weeks of life.  He helped to choose all of the girls and his favorite photographs as well.  The day before he died, he chose the final photo.

here is a glimpse into the calendar:

december 2010 is deb & her dad, marty, and a great explanation of the whole calendar shenanigan.

and the calendar girls~







for more information about the calendar and for links to each calendar girl’s blog, you can check out deb’s post here.



although marty has passed away, there are several people suffering from lymphoma cancer. proceeds from this calendar will be dollars donated for lymphoma research.

i purchased a number of calendars myself, planning to give a few away to my readers. but, if you don’t win, i encourage you to purchase a calendar from deb and help support the cause. it would mean a lot to me and i know it would mean a lot to her. click here to purchase a calendar, only $15!

onto the giveaway! i am giving away not one, not two, but THREE marty’s blogger babes calendars. i really want to get the word out about the calendar and raise more $$$ for cancer research, so the giveaway entry requirements are all about spreading the word.

three ways to enter:

  • tweet this giveaway and leave a comment below with a link to your tweet. you could say “@janeeetha is giving away three blogger babe calendars!” OR simply click the “tweet” link at the bottom of this post.
  • post this giveaway on facebook and leave a comment below with a link to your post. you could say “meals & moves is giving away three blogger babe calendars!
  • and, since some of you don’t have facebook OR twitter, or if you just want a third entry, you can leave a comment below telling me the most recent way you served others. after all, it is the season of giving :)

winners of the giveaway will be announced FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24. you have a week to enter!

good luck!

be back later with a flashback post that i’ve been wanting to do for five months…

xo. janetha g.

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Evan Thomas December 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I tweeted

Evan Thomas December 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I helped others recently when I cooked for Thanksgiving dinner. Hardly felt like “helping” because I love cooking so much!

Graze With Me December 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I love this giveaway!!!

This year we found out that our niece has a chance to go to Europe next summer if she can raise a certain amount of $$$$. We donated as much as we could towards it and my husband matched it with a check from his business. She was so happy!

Claire December 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Most recent? Very, very, VERY most recent? Well… I did the dishes for my mom this morning. Lol

enjoyingthechaos December 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm

hmm…my son and I went to the $$ store and picked up a large bag of non parishables for him to donate to the food drive his school is having. I also just registered for my first 1/2 marathon in May..and will be in a fund raising frenzie…100% of the proceeds will go to the University of MD cancer center, where my father just finished his cancer treatments 2 weeks ago!!!

Sheema December 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I help out by going to a low-income area and teach children the importance of science and math in a fun way…and get parents involved too!!

Ashley S December 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I helped clean up a meeting room here at work last week, and it wasn’t even mine! Love the calendar!

melissadishes December 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I love that calendar!
I found out today that I got accepted to join the Komen Young Professionals Society in town, I am super excited :-) I’ll be serving on the society for the next year.

Most recently, I worked the Brown Santa/Decker Challenge race that benefitted several different organizations.

Ashley C December 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I love this calendar! Such a great thing!

I get to serve others daily because I’m a nurse. I absolutely love being able to nurture and support people. It’s such a rewarding career and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

edenseats December 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Even if I win, I’m giving Deb money cause its a great cause!
Although the circumstances are grim, I’m glad I’ve been there for my dad, visiting him every single day after his brain hemorrhage that happened on thanksgiving. He was so good to my mom when my mom had cancer and although couldn’t replace my mom when she passed away, he was there with me buying tampons and bras. I’m so thankful I still have him and its my pleasure to help him now that he needs me.
O, and I’m a chef, so serving people’s stomachs is my job!

squigglefloey December 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I helped my mom bake gingerbread cookies for her high school class last night! ehehe

Maren December 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

This morning I went to a church and helped sort through thousands of food items for them to be organized into baskets for families around the metro :) It was quite fun, but it made me really hungry!!

momma b December 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I cry every time I read Deb’s story about her dad……he looks a little like gramps only with hair :)
please pick me oh random number selector!!! Xoxo

Lindsay December 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I’m a waitress so I’ve been serving people all day every day!!

Katy December 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

What I won? Haha!!! That’s a surprise! :)

(Don’t count this as an entry for this giveaway!)

Tess December 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Love the calendar and love the cause! I baked the pumpkin pie for a homeless man’s Thanksgiving meal. It gave me way more joy than I ever imagined. I am looking for new ways to give :)

cbrady3 December 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Just right now I am staying late at work to help my co-workers finish! The calendar is so fantastic:)

MelissaNibbles December 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I tweeted!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Oh wow, I got all choked up. I wasn’t expecting you to do this. Such a beautiful way to present it, Janetha- I can’t thank you enough.

Don’t enter me obvi, but I gave blood :-)

Healthy Coconut December 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm

What a great giveaway Janetha. I love what the calendar represents and what Deb did to help raise funds.

A few little things I’ve been doing is donating bake goods to bloggers that had bake sales for charity. I also donated money to the Food Bank in the area while participating in the Turkey Trot for the Food Bank.

simplyshaka December 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I tweeted!

simplyshaka December 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I donated $$$ to Toys for Tots and the Humane Society. My company matches donations so thats an extra perk!

Leah December 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

The Huz and I volunteered at the Food Bank for Thanksgiving!

Katy December 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

My last entry just vanished!!!! But the most recent thing that I did to help someone was that I carried the Christmas tree inside with my giant guns. OOOH YEAH

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 18, 2010 at 7:13 am

Tweeted via the link at the bottom of the post!

veggiegirlnamedboe December 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

Totally participated in sub for santa this year

Megan December 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I’ve FB, tweeted and now I’m commenting! I don’t know if I should leave 3 comments, so I’ll just leave 1 for now.

Every year, my hospital participates in a huge canned food drive for a local shelter here in Omaha. It’s a big competition and they have departments compete against each other to see who can bring in the most poundage. I have only been here since June so this was my first time! My department narrowly lost to Respiratory/Patient Info, but I am proud to say that we raised 33,000 pounds of canned food total! I also learned that this is the biggest donation the Siena Francis House gets all year long, which I think is amazing.

Lisa @ I'm an Okie December 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Served others—hmm by being my lovely self. No, jk. I guess the last way I’ve served others or helped others was by surprising my lab partner with a free 60 minute neo natal massage. I knew she was stressed adn could use it!

Bryana December 24, 2010 at 7:53 am

Hm…my dad has had a cold for the last few days and I would bring his dinner and plenty of hot tea up to him. Lots of lemon and honey :-)

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