Happy Friday! The short week really flew by. I can’t believe the weekend is already back. Although weekends aren’t really the breaks from work they used to be. One of the very best things about my job is the flexibility. I don’t have set hours. Sometimes (rarely) I work the typical 8-5. Other days my schedule might be more “do some work from home in the morning and then go in from 1-8.” And I often find myself putting in time on the weekends since that’s when special events tend to be and I like to make an appearance in our crowded Saturday and Sunday CrossFit classes. It’s also usually the only time I can fit in all the errands I need to run for work.
Honestly, I feel like I’m always “on and available” as we do a ton of our staff communication via e-mail and text. The flexibility that my job offers makes it all 100% worth it though…along with the fact that I can bring Sullie to work with me! 😉
I’m not really sure how I got on that tangent but let’s start the real post now!
Remember how I mentioned that I was baking the Paula Deen Applesauce bundt cake? Well, I can’t stop eating it. Apple spice cakes are one of my favorite fall staples and I love that I can make this breakfast or dessert! I inhaled a piece this morning at 6 a.m. before heading to my favorite Friday morning hot yoga class. Nothing like some Paula Deen sugar-filled cake to fuel you through practice!
I balanced it out with brunch at Flying Biscuit. It was such a treat to take a break from work and catch up with my friends. I ordered the Hollywood Omelet which features egg whites, spinach, mushrooms and white cheddar and is topped with a tomato coulis. I had fruit and a whole wheat biscuit on the side. Of course I topped the biscuit with a healthy dose of their amazing apple butter.
How about a giveaway to kick-off the weekend?
I received a “Summer the SOYJOY Way” gift pack a few weeks ago. It includes a sample of each of the seven SOYJOY flavors, a blanket, a soft cooler and some fun sunglasses.
I had never tried SOYJOY bars before and was pleased to discover that they are made with all natural ingredients (featuring fruit and whole soy) and are naturally gluten free. Most of them are around 130-140 calories and make a great morning or afternoon snack. Also, this sounds kind of crazy but the bars are really sturdy and I don’t worry about throwing them in my purse or gym bag and having them melt/crumble to pieces.
SOYJOY is offering to send a PBR reader a “Summer the SOYJOY Way” gift pack. I know that summer days are coming to an end but this cooler and blanket sure will come in handy for tailgating!
Here are the details on the contest:
Leave a comment to enter and tell me which flavor of SOYJOY you would like to try (although you’ll get all seven to sample!) OR tell me how you would use your gift pack to enjoy the last few days of summer. Contest closes Monday, September 10 at midnight EST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. One entry per person.
And clearly, SOYJOY provided me with this gift pack for review but the opinions are my own!
Have a wonderful weekend! (And Go Dawgs!!!)