knoshin’ (giveaway.)

by Janetha on October 8, 2012

in giveaway,product review

hey! how was your monday? the worst one since last monday? yeah.. same here.

naw, it actually wasn’t too bad. aside from the fact that penny ate my lunch this morning… yep. i have a five-minute meeting on mondays. the pups stay in my car during the meeting and then i take them to daycare afterward. well, i hopped in my car after the meeting this morning and it reeked of mustard and guilt. more specifically, my sandwich’s mustard and penelope jane’s guilt. she got her paws on my turkey sandwich and went to town! oh well, that’s what i get for wrapping it in foil, i suppose.

the rest of the day was pretty mellow, aside from the rubber cockroach kerryne left on my keyboard. um, talk about a fright! don’t worry.. this means war.

after work i headed to GPP for burp-o-rama. it’s basically as awesome as it sounds: 10 burpees every minute on the minute for 20 minutes. that’s 200 burpees in 20 minutes! i went for an Rx+ and did 12 burpees for the first five rounds, 11 burpees for the next five rounds, then the prescribed 10 burpees for rounds 11-19, and on round 20 i did burpees for the entire minute. i managed to get 18 burpees in that last round for a grand total of 223 burpees in the 20 minutes. whew. i was beat afterward! i laid on the floor for a good five minutes.

i headed home and whipped up buffalo chicken pizza for dinner. it had been awhile since we had this goodness in our lives!

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notice the backdrop? yep, i busted out the halloween decor tonight!

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marshall hates this little haunted house centerpiece. he doesn’t think it is scary enough. i did try to up the scary factor with our door decor:

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but, still, i don’t think it’s scary enough for marshall. we are going to make a trip to the spooky store soon to make our house a tad creepier before halloween hits!

for dessert i broke into some rich, decadent chocolate i received in my knoshbox.

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this madecasse sea salt & nibs chocolate bar came with a slew of other snacks packed perfectly in this delicious box put together by the knoshbox team.

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i have been in correspondence with the owner of knoshbox, richard, about possibly sponsoring blend 2013 (yes, we are currently planning the next retreat and it’s gonna be amazing!) and he offered to send a box my way to try for myself. the box came with a hand written note from richard–i have to say that right there makes me respect the company a ton.

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i was thrilled to see all the fun goodies inside the box!

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in the box:

  • Castleton crackers hand made in Vermont
  • Madecasse sea salt & nibs chocolate from Brooklyn, New York
  • Olympic Provisions rioja chorizo from Portland, Oregon
  • Deep River Snacks rosemary & olive oil chips from Old Lyme, Connecticut
  • Simple Squares cinnamon clove bar from Chicago, Illinois

this is their wine trail box that came with a card detailing each item along with a suggestion for a wine pairing for each snack. cool!

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i have tried a few different monthly snack box subscription services in the past, but i feel like knoshbox items are a cut above the rest. the items in the box are all very gourmet and unique–they are all items i wouldn’t typically pick out myself at the store. i look forward to trying all the exquisite items in the knoshbox.

something really awesome about knoshbox is they have a pinterest account and they dedicate a whole board to each box each month. click here to check out the board for the box i received. i love this idea! it’s fun to learn more about each item included in the box.

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now…a couple good things for YOU!

first, a giveaway! knoshbox is offering up their october knoshbox for giveaway.

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in the box:

  • Happy Jack small batch pumpkin granola by Nate’s Naturals of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Toasted Orchard apple granola bar by Nate’s Naturals of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Skillet Pumpkin Sauce with brown sugar & apple vinegar by Skillet Street Food of Seattle, Washington
  • Maple-roasted peanut brittles with natural cured smokey bacon by The Redhead of New York City

oh my gosh.. SKILLET PUMPKIN SAUCE? my imagination is going wild at the thought of that stuff.

to enter:

  • leave a comment on this post telling me your most recent indulgence (does NOT have to be food-related!)
  • for an extra entry, follow knoshbox on pinterest and repin one of their pins (leave another comment saying you pinned)
  • for an extra entry, tweet:  “i want to win a @knoshbox from @janeeetha” (leave another comment saying you tweeted)
i will pick a winner on friday the 12th.

and second, knoshbox is offering a deal for everyone. select the “try or gift” option and use the code MEALSANDMOVES at checkout for free shipping! (a $6 savings.) the “try or gift” option is great because it doesn’t require a subscription and it lets you try out the current box without committing to multiple months OR it lets you gift the box to a friend.. what a fun idea! you can use this code until november first, so it will be good on next month’s box (which items have yet to be announced!)

coooool. thanks, knoshbox!

well, i am off to bake a batch of these.. i have a few black bananas that need to be used!

xo. janetha g.

*i received the knoshbox free for review. i was not compensated nor am i affiliated with the brand. knoshbox is providing and shipping giveaway item. giveaway open to USA residents only.

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Bears Still Suck October 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I tweeted @pro1166. My most recent indulgence was a Sharp 60″ flatscreen TV. Is there any other way to watch a Packer game. Your dogs are too funny. My dog will snatch the sandwich right out of your hand as you walk past him.

karina October 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

my most recent indulgence= buying a new pair of boots! I can never have too many pairs!

katherine w. October 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

an hour ago i had a big cup of vanilla chamomile tea with 3 marshmallows in it. the perfect treat for a chilly night.

jodie October 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

My latest purchase I indulged in was new workout gear.

Jayme October 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I recently indulged in a new macbook :)

jodie October 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Follow and pinned October pumpkins because the photography is gorgeous.

jodie October 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm


Ellie October 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I ate two desserts after dinner tonight!

lynn @ the actor's diet October 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

i just had a lovely massage. and i love the word “knoshin!”

Kate October 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

Last indulgence was pumpkin pie ice cream. It sounds SO generic for the season but this stuff was out of control delicious. Freaking pie crust chunks IN THE ICE CREAM. mmmm.

michelle October 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

repinned from Knoshbox on pinterest

Rachel October 10, 2012 at 6:26 am

We moved this weekend and I indulged in several pieces of veggie pan pizza from Pizza Hut. It was delicious!

Rachel October 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

I am following Knoshbox on Pinterest!

Kerryne October 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

Me? Recent indulgences? HA! Ummm… probably that little handful of dry cereal I secretly got into….. that’s about as good as it has gotten for me lately!

Janetha October 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

You went tanning! That’s a good indulgence to sneak away from everyone (and fry your skin, but that’s beside the point!) I am so proud of you and admire your willpower!

Sarah October 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

My most recent indulgent came in the form of Starbucks…I always get a skinny latte & this time I splurged: Pumpkin spice latte AND a pumpkin scone.

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

My last indulgence was just last night and was totally food related. We went to The Melting Pot and went crazy with the fondue. It was amazing in every way!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

I tweeted!

candice sherman October 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

my recent indulgence was a big purchase. I was in LA and found some rare Ray-Bans. They were way more than I should have spent – and I still feel a little guilty.

Amanda E. October 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

My last indulgence was a bath with an Entertainment Weekly while my husband watched our son. I totally needed it!

Amanda E. October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Amanda E. October 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I repinned the sea salt chocolate bars. Look tasty!

Jamie October 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

My most recent indulgent was basically everything I ate on my trip to New Orleans and Memphis…AMAZING food everywhere!

Lori J October 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I just got back from a weekend trip to Vegas with my girlfriends while my husband and three kids (ages 1-4) stayed home. That was definitely an indulgence!

Denyne October 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I went to yoga on Monday night. Total indulgence for me, I never get there enough.

Anu October 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

My most recent indulgence was a trip to London town!

Charissa October 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

My last indulgence with coconut oil in my coffee – and cinnamon! So nice!

Charlene October 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

A Massage!

Bria @ West of Persia October 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Latest indulgence? It actually was food…a super decadent slice of my friend’s wedding cake. :-)

Nadine October 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

Sadly it was napping on a plane! I’ve been traveling for work like crazy and it was nice to doze for a little bit ;)

Emily B October 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm

A pumpkin spice latte!

Chandra October 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm

My last indulgence was an amazing meal at Italian Restaurant. It is the best restaurant for Italian food in Arizona – hands down! :)

Michelle October 11, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I had a couple of squares of a dark mint chocolate bar. Mmmmmm.

Yin October 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

Hot soymilk!

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