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February Faves + Smart Shoes + be Runa Giveaway

Happy Friday! I fell off the Friday favorites bandwagon a few months ago when I started to share my recent eats on Fridays instead. I have a random mix of things to share today so I thought I’d make it a “February Favorites” kind of thing. I also have a giveaway for you!

Let’s get right to it.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Cards

When Tanner got home from work at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day with flowers, a card and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, I teased him that nothing says “I waited until the last minute” like Easter candy. πŸ˜‰ To give him credit, he did suggest seeing a movie and going to dinner and I declined both. I really prefer to stay home on V-day. He also reminded me that I’ve long professed that peanut butter eggs are my favorite so he was actually excited to bring me one. We definitely got a good laugh from it all. I’m actually eating it as I write this post.

be Runa Seed Salt and Seed Sweet Giveaway

be Runa Seed Salt

This is not the first time that you’ve seen be Runa Seed Salt on my favorites list. I first learned about this seasoning about a year ago when a friend gifted me a jar of the black truffle. I fell in love with it and ended up placing my own order for another jar of the black truffle and the curry. I tagged be Runa in a few Instagram food posts and founder Tamara Runa reached out to me to thank me for spreading the word. She sent me a package with three new jars of seed salt as well as their sweet salt to try.

The Seed Salt features a combination of 9 different organic seeds, superfoods, mineral salts and spices. It is organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and paleo.

Avocado toast with be Runa seed salt

If you look back at my recent eats posts, you will see be Runa Seed Salt on almost everything! I use it on eggs, avocado toast, salads, rice bowls, chicken, veggies and more.

be Runa Seed Sweet

The Seed Sweet was new to me. It comes in three flavor varieties: coconut cacao, berry vanilla and cinnamon spice. Seed Sweet is a mix of 9 different organic seeds, superfoods, superfruits, spices and coconut palm sugar. I’m thinking I’ll use it in chia pudding, on sweet potato bowls, on roasted sweet potatoes or winter squash and on smoothie bowls.

Salad with be Runa seed salt


Tamara has offered to give away a boxed set of three. If you’d like to enter, leave a comment below letting me know whether you’d pick the Seed Sweet or Seed Salt!

Read more about be Runa on their website. They’re based in San Diego and while you can’t find Seed Salt and Seed Sweet in major retailers, you can order from their website and have it delivered to your door. I hope you’ll support a fellow female business owner and give it a try. I know you guys will get hooked too! Someone left a review on their website and said, “it’s like magical fairy dust for your tongue” and I couldn’t agree more.

*This is not sponsored I just think Tamara has created a kick ass product! Giveaway open to U.S. readers only. Enter by Monday, February 20 at midnight.

Under Armour Gemini 3

Under Armour Gemini 3

The team at Under Armour sent me the newest model of the Speed Form Gemini 3 to test out and it was love at first site.

Under Armour Gemini 3

In addition to loving how they look, they’re also extremely comfortable. While I run pretty much exclusively in Newton’s these days, you will almost always find me in Under Armour shoes for gym workouts, walking the dogs and just day-to-day athleisure wear. I have been testing shoes from them for almost five years and I am so impressed by how much they’ve improved their shoe game.

The craziest thing about these Gemini 3 is that they are the first ever “smart shoe” that uses a jump test to help tell you how hard to run. After setting a baseline, your jump score will measure muscle fatigue and recovery rate to suggest how intensely to run.


This shoe integrates with MapMyRun via a built-in chip that provides GPS tracking, real-time stats and data storage. It tracks, analyses and stores your workout data like time, cadence, duration, distance and splits.

I haven’t used this feature yet as I just received the shoes last week but I’ll be sure to report back because this is just crazy!

Puppy Love

Golden retriever and pug

Pug love.

Golden retrievers

Sister love.

Have a great weekend!



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  • Jill February 17, 2017, 4:52 pm

    They both sound good, but I think I’d use the Seed Salts more often. πŸ™‚

  • Bonnie February 17, 2017, 5:15 pm

    I am intrigued by the Seed Sweet, but I think I’d try the Seed Salt first. They all sound yummy!

  • Ashley February 17, 2017, 5:19 pm

    That’s a tough call but I think I’d like to try the Seed Sweet for something different.

  • Rebecca February 17, 2017, 5:21 pm

    Those sound good! I’d love to try the seed salt, the garlic cayenne in particular sounds really tasty!

  • Sarah Young February 17, 2017, 5:22 pm

    Definitely seed salt! Sounds delicious!

  • Laura S February 17, 2017, 6:13 pm

    They both look really good, I would love to try the Seed Salt especially though!

  • Jordan February 17, 2017, 6:23 pm

    I would definitely love to try both and will certainly be placing an order soon! I think I would choose to try the Seed Salt first because although I have a huge sweet tooth, I would probably use the Salt more often.

  • Marion February 17, 2017, 6:28 pm

    Seed Salt! Those sound amazing. I just recently stepped up my spice game and would love to try.

  • Kelsey February 17, 2017, 6:42 pm

    Like everyone else, they both sound great, but I’d use the seed salt more!

  • Sarah February 17, 2017, 6:48 pm

    Seed salt! I have a shop in WA I have ordered salts from that I love. Interested to try a seed blend.

  • Victoria February 17, 2017, 6:52 pm

    I’m super interested in trying both. But if I HAD to pick it would be the seed salt

  • Becca February 17, 2017, 7:01 pm

    The seed salt sounds great. Id love a chance to try the set. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Maddie February 17, 2017, 7:21 pm

    I would choose the Seed Sweet! I think it would be great for oatmeal and smoothies! Thanks for hosting this giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Mollie K February 17, 2017, 7:21 pm

    Id like the try the sweet salts on things like oatmeal, AB or PB toast, and sweet potatoes!

    • Mollie K February 17, 2017, 7:24 pm

      *seed sweet, sorry not sweet salts!

  • Alison February 17, 2017, 7:23 pm

    Definitely the seed salt! Sounds like a great topper for eggs.

  • Kirsten February 17, 2017, 7:30 pm

    Hmmm… both sound great! As an 11 year vegetarian, recently incorporating meat back into my diet, I would go for the seed salt to flavor!

    • Jen February 18, 2017, 10:32 am

      Oh wow! What is the reason for the change?

  • Abby February 17, 2017, 7:43 pm

    Both sound great but I would probably use the seed salt on a more regular basis.

  • ashley February 17, 2017, 7:57 pm

    They all sound great! I think i would love the salt for a savory meal!!

  • Samantha February 17, 2017, 8:07 pm

    Seed salt!

  • Amanda February 17, 2017, 8:18 pm

    I’d love to try the seed sweet!

  • EmilyD February 17, 2017, 8:19 pm

    I think I would have to try the Seed Salt for something savory and flavorful πŸ™‚

  • Kylee February 17, 2017, 8:27 pm

    The seed sweet sounds so good! Would love to try it!!

  • Misty February 17, 2017, 8:39 pm

    I’d love to try the seed salt!

  • Amanda February 17, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Seed sweet sounds so unique! I’d love to try it!!

  • Klara February 17, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Forever trying to cut down the sweets…so I’d go with seed salt. Thanks for introducing another woman’s business.

  • Caroline February 17, 2017, 8:56 pm

    I think I’d try the seed sweet!

  • Layla February 17, 2017, 9:00 pm

    I’d like to try the seed salt!

  • Laura February 17, 2017, 9:10 pm

    Both look yum but I think Seed Salt is my pick!

  • Tal February 17, 2017, 9:14 pm

    seeddd sallltt for tofu

  • Michelle February 17, 2017, 9:19 pm

    Seed salt for sure

  • Alice James February 17, 2017, 9:44 pm

    Seed salt. πŸ˜‰

  • Shannon Ball February 17, 2017, 9:51 pm

    seed salt!

  • Kelsey February 17, 2017, 10:10 pm

    I’ve never heard of these, but they look like they’d both be so versatile! I think I’d like to try the Seed Salts, especially that curry one!

  • Ashley Noel February 17, 2017, 10:19 pm

    Seed salt sounds delicious!

  • JennyV February 17, 2017, 10:25 pm

    Seed Salt sounds amazing (well so does Seed Sweet, but I would use the former more often.) I’m going to head over to her website to learn more about these products — they seem amazing!

    And the shoes? Crazy! I can only imagine the things they’re testing now to bring out years down the road.

  • Rachel February 17, 2017, 10:40 pm

    I’d love to try the Seed Sweet! Both sound really good though!

  • Cara February 17, 2017, 11:05 pm

    Both sound delicious but I think I’d try Sweet Seed πŸ™‚

  • Casey the College Celiac February 17, 2017, 11:11 pm

    Seed sweet sounds perfect for homemade smoothies and granola!

  • Emily A February 17, 2017, 11:23 pm

    See salt!

  • Mary February 17, 2017, 11:39 pm

    Such a hard choice but the seed sweet flavors win. Oatmeal, yogurt, toast would all be that much better with any of the pictures flavors! Yum

  • Michelle B February 18, 2017, 1:30 am

    Both of them sound awesome! I would love to try the seed sweet though!

  • Kristen February 18, 2017, 2:46 am

    Seed salt sounds delicious!

  • Devon February 18, 2017, 5:44 am

    Seed salt!!

  • Emily February 18, 2017, 6:07 am

    The seed salt looks delicious! Especially the black truffle 😍

  • Hayley February 18, 2017, 6:50 am

    Would love to try the seed salt! Definitely more of a savoury person

  • Vicki February 18, 2017, 7:05 am

    Seed salt please!

  • Beth R February 18, 2017, 8:05 am

    Mmmm they both sound good, but I’d lean towards the salt. πŸ™‚

  • Layna Roycraft February 18, 2017, 8:33 am

    Both sound amazing but I’d go with the seed salt first because I’d use it more!! Looking for something to replace my Mrs. Dash I currently use on everything!

  • Pam February 18, 2017, 8:52 am

    I’m always looking for ways to enhance or liven up my food! I think the Seed Salt would do just the trick. I too love Newtons but those Under Armor are great looking.
    Puppy love is just the best! For V-Day I got an essential oil defuser. Still eating cleanπŸ‘

  • dana February 18, 2017, 8:53 am

    seed salt!

  • Zoe February 18, 2017, 9:15 am

    Yum!! I think I would like to try the Seed Salt- always looking for creative new ways to season my food and looks like these would add that perfect bit of something.

  • Jonna February 18, 2017, 9:27 am

    I’d love to try Seed Sweet…sounds amazing!

  • Liz February 18, 2017, 9:28 am

    This is tough because I’ve tried tried the truffle and the sweet cinnamon and live them both! The cinnamon is really good on cottage cheese for a snack! That said I’d probably get the savory pack because I’m almost out of the truffle jar I have now and would love to try the other flavors on eggs and other foods!

  • Cortney February 18, 2017, 9:43 am

    For sure the Seed Salt!!

  • Courtney February 18, 2017, 9:46 am

    Seed salt for sure. I noticed it on your recent posts and have been wondering about it.

  • Laura February 18, 2017, 9:47 am

    Oh man this is a tough tough decision. Can I have both!? I can’t decide πŸ™‚

  • adrianna February 18, 2017, 10:12 am

    seed sweet FOR SURE! any way i can add some sweetness w/o sugar, count me in.

  • Meg February 18, 2017, 10:13 am

    I would love to try the sweet on some chia pudding, overnight oats, smoothies, and yogurt bowls! It looks tasty!

  • Aly February 18, 2017, 10:25 am

    Seed salt! I want to try them all!

  • Jill February 18, 2017, 10:36 am

    I’d love to try seed sweet in overnight oats!

  • Kim N February 18, 2017, 10:42 am

    I’d try the seed sweet. These sound so interesting and a great way to change up the flavor profiles of my everyday eats!

  • Laura February 18, 2017, 10:42 am

    Yum!! Both look so good. I’d go with salt, though, as I tend to not eat that many sweet things and would use the salts more!

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love seeing pictures of your precious pups!

  • Andrews Shannon February 18, 2017, 10:42 am

    Seed salt. I think I’d use it more.

  • Shannon February 18, 2017, 10:42 am

    Seed salt. I think I’d use it more.

  • Danielle February 18, 2017, 11:02 am

    Would love to try the seed salt!

  • Rachel February 18, 2017, 11:31 am

    What a great idea! I would love to try the seed salt.

  • loly February 18, 2017, 11:31 am

    Would love to try the sweet seed, oh boy chocolate, my fave!

  • Jackie February 18, 2017, 11:41 am

    I’d definitely like to try the Seed Salt for flavor!

  • kelly February 18, 2017, 12:19 pm

    Seed salt for sure!

  • Jennifer February 18, 2017, 12:35 pm

    tried to post yesterday but couldn’t, glad i can now! i’d go for the salty version! also those shoes sound amazing; if i hadn’t just replaced my last pair, i’d consider those…

  • Janelle February 18, 2017, 12:45 pm

    Definitely the savory… I love black truffle!

  • Danielle February 18, 2017, 12:52 pm

    Seed sweet sounds so good!! It’s not often you can find good for you sweet spices to use!!

  • Dory February 18, 2017, 12:55 pm

    Get it girl! I love to see women following their dreams! I think I’d go for the seed salt, but either would get a lot of use in my house!

  • Kristina February 18, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Both sound wonderful but if I had to choose, I would pick seed salt…I’m addicted to trying new seasonings for my roasted veggies!! mmmm!!

  • Kristin February 18, 2017, 1:22 pm

    I would love to try the seed salt sounds amazing. I also love under armour, definitely will need to check out Gemini 3

  • Kalyn February 18, 2017, 1:39 pm

    Seed Salt, for sure! Being from S. Louisiana, we’re accustomed to our seasoned salt (aka Tony Chachere’s), but I’ve never seen anything with these flavors! That Black Truffle has my name all over it! πŸ™‚

  • Kim February 18, 2017, 1:53 pm

    Seed Salt!!! These sound delicious!

  • Jodie February 18, 2017, 2:02 pm

    Would definitely try the seed salt!

  • Tracy February 18, 2017, 2:11 pm

    Seed sweet sounds great!!!

  • Fiona February 18, 2017, 2:14 pm

    The seed salts sound amazing!! I would love to try them on eggs or avocado toast.

  • Karlie Kashat February 18, 2017, 3:11 pm

    Oh this sounds amazing! The seed salt! πŸ™‚

  • Lindsay February 18, 2017, 3:15 pm

    Sweet sounds delicious

  • Polina February 18, 2017, 3:57 pm

    Definitely the seed salt–all about the savory!

  • Debra February 18, 2017, 4:34 pm

    Salt definitely! I love salt and trying new flavors/brands!

  • Megan February 18, 2017, 5:05 pm

    The Seed Salts sound delicious!

  • Megan February 18, 2017, 5:06 pm

    I’d pick the Seed Salts…. sounds good!

  • Michelle February 18, 2017, 5:08 pm

    Seed sweet! Cinnamon sounds yummy!!

  • Alison February 18, 2017, 6:33 pm

    I’d love to try the seed salt!

  • Cara February 18, 2017, 6:47 pm

    I would pick the seed salts!

  • Jeffrey February 18, 2017, 6:59 pm

    I’d like to try the Seed Salt, the Garlic Cayenne would be great on pasta!

  • Meghan February 18, 2017, 7:28 pm

    Both sound aaaaaamazing but I think I’d get more use of the Seed Salt! I’m not good at cooking, trying to learn, but seasoning/spice is what I’m always lacking in! Gotta try this.

  • Sherri February 18, 2017, 8:43 pm

    Both sound amazing but I’d love to try the Seed Salts!

  • Hillary Gras February 18, 2017, 8:54 pm

    Glad log is up and running again. I did try to enter the other day and couldn’t. I would love to win the salt seeds!

  • Jenny February 18, 2017, 9:06 pm

    I am intrigued by the Sweet Seed.

  • Vicki February 18, 2017, 9:08 pm

    Seed Salt!

  • Jenn February 18, 2017, 9:11 pm

    These all look great! I’d love to try the Seed Sweet first but the mixes all sound amazing!

  • Allison February 18, 2017, 9:18 pm

    Seed Salt sounds awesome

  • Kaleigh February 18, 2017, 9:31 pm

    I think the salt sounds more like my style! Would be amazing on avocado toast!

  • April February 18, 2017, 9:31 pm

    They all sound delish! I would prob use the Seed Salt more often though.

  • Robin February 18, 2017, 10:22 pm

    The seed salts are right up my alley. I have actually been told by my doctor to use more salt (low blood pressure) so these are extra appealing!

  • Catherine February 19, 2017, 6:31 am

    I would love to try the Seed Salt line! I am much more of a savory person. I bet they are great on scrambled eggs with avocado toast πŸ™‚

  • Amanda February 19, 2017, 8:30 am

    Seed salt sounds awesome – I love spices you can just sprinkle on everything.

  • Alicia February 19, 2017, 8:48 am

    The both sound delish! But I’m a salt type of girl! So seed salt!

  • jberry February 19, 2017, 10:15 am

    Seed Sweet are nearly identical to a yummy present I got from my sister for the holidays. Am sending her this post, as soon as I enter.

  • Cory February 19, 2017, 1:20 pm

    I’d love the seed salt! I can only imagine how amazing the black truffle would taste on popcorn!

  • Jessica February 19, 2017, 1:28 pm

    Both look great, but seed salt!

  • Emily S February 19, 2017, 2:38 pm

    Would love to try the seed salt! Yum!

  • Erin February 19, 2017, 2:56 pm

    I would love to try the seed salt! That’s awesome she was so generous to share with you. A good seasoning can transform a dish. I would also recommend Trader Joes “everything but the bagel” seasoning that just came out. It’s awesome on avocado toast in particular!

  • Claire February 19, 2017, 4:17 pm

    I’d go with the seed salt!

  • Fran Pitotti February 19, 2017, 4:36 pm

    They both sound yummy, but I’ll pick seed salt πŸ€—

  • Jenny February 19, 2017, 6:02 pm

    Both are so intriguing but I’d love to try the sweet in chia pudding!!!

  • Christina @ montessoriishmom.com February 19, 2017, 6:28 pm

    I would choose the seed salts!

  • Jaime February 19, 2017, 7:42 pm

    I would like to try the seed salt! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Amy February 19, 2017, 9:52 pm

    I’m much more of a savory cook, so I would definitely go for the seed salt (though really, I would take either one!) Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Wehaf February 20, 2017, 1:51 am

    It’s a very close call, but I would choose the Seed Salt.

  • Jenna February 20, 2017, 1:52 am

    They both sound delicious, but I would pick the seed salt!

  • Maggie B February 20, 2017, 1:54 am

    They both sound yummy! But I think I would use the Seed Salt more often!

  • Annette February 20, 2017, 2:24 am

    Such interesting spices. I’d choose the Seed Salt!


  • Erika February 20, 2017, 3:19 am

    I would love to try the seed salt!

  • Connie February 20, 2017, 7:55 am

    I would pick the seed salt to try first! My b/f and * are always trying to find different seasonings to mix things up! I will definitely be checking out the be Runa website. The seed salts and seed sweets sound like a good way to change an old favorite!
    I don’t comment often but I love when you post dog pics. We have 3 dogs too and we are always taking pictures of them! They are so funny how they interact with each other!

  • Kendra February 20, 2017, 8:24 am

    I’d go with the seed salt!

  • Jen February 20, 2017, 9:32 am

    Yum! I’d pick the Seed Salt.

  • Mary Gorman February 20, 2017, 9:58 am

    Ohhh, the Seed Salt looks amazing! I’ve always been a salty girl, and love the idea of using these as a finishing salt. I bet the flavor is amazing.

  • Brittany February 20, 2017, 11:47 am

    OMG how do you pick one?? I guess Seed Salt, since it could be used on almost everything!

  • Michelle February 20, 2017, 12:08 pm

    I would love to the try seed sweet!

  • ashley February 20, 2017, 1:06 pm

    for sure seed salt. I’m a savory cook and that sounds delicious!

  • Danielle February 20, 2017, 2:28 pm

    The curry seed salt sounds delicious! We’ve been making chicken curry a few times a month at my house recently.

  • Lauren February 20, 2017, 5:56 pm

    The seed salt sounds so good. Also can’t wait to hear more about the shoes. Just stopped by to grab ingredients to try two of your recipes this week!

  • Amanda February 20, 2017, 6:37 pm

    Seed salt! I love savory!

  • Katie D. February 20, 2017, 8:55 pm

    The seed salt sounds amazing!

  • Vera K February 21, 2017, 7:20 am

    If I had to choose, I guess I would try the Seed Sweet to put in my smoothies.

  • Cady February 21, 2017, 10:33 am

    Definitely the Seed Salt! Just tried white truffle last night and couldn’t get enough of it!

  • Leigh Anne February 21, 2017, 11:22 am

    YUM! I’d love to try both but that Seed Salt sounds awesome and so versatile to really spice up dinnertime! The black truffle for sure caught my eye!

  • Julie February 21, 2017, 4:42 pm

    I think I’d probably find more uses for the Seed Salt.

  • Dandi D February 23, 2017, 3:33 pm

    They both look amazing, but I’d really like to tried the Seed Salt.

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