Thursday, May 2, 2013

Velata: Fun Fondue GIVEAWAY!


Who loves to fondue?

I fondue, do you fondue?

I kind of love the word fondue.

Did you know scentsy came out with a fondue kit?!

They called it Velata!



I have used scentsy candles forever!! They are the only type of “candle” I use! I love the wickless, candle that I can leave on all day, which leaves my house smelling fabulous all day long!


I probably should of wiped my counter before snapping this pic. Oops.

They used the whole scentsy idea and turned it into FONDUE!!

Genius, right?!

They took a microwave and dishwasher safe silicone dish and warm it by the heat of a light bulb and you got a plug and play fondue kit!


I love chocolate fondue! Lets face it, I love anything Dark Chocolate!  Not only do they have just chocolate they have FOUR different kinds of Premium Belgian Chocolate. Dark, Carmel Milk, White and Milk Chocolate!! Velata chocolate doesn’t have any fillers or oils, resulting in the purest and most indulgent chocolate fondue experience.

The Chocolate is crafted from premium cocoa beans by one of the most prestigious chocolate companies in the world. Velata Premium Belgian Chocolate is designed to melt beautifully and stay at the perfect temperature for dipping.

You can even have fun with the chocolate by taking it to the next level and mix in pre-measured packets of flavor to stir into your favorite chocolate! Mocha, Peppermint, Orange, and Raspberry!

The even have FOUR kinds of CHEESE Fondue! Fiesta queso, Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, and Bacon Cheddar! BACON? Yes, please!


My kids think this is the best thing in the world. They have sooo much fun dipping their graham crackers in the chocolate! But you might not want to share with me… it’s a fact that my kids are guilty of double dipping.Winking smile

So I’m going to giveaway an entire kit to one reader!



Complete with 3 different kinds of the Belgian Chocolate!


Four matching fondue forks!


A lid to conveniently cover and transport leftover fondue and this cute mixing spatula!


Awesome right?!

We all need a treat every now and then! Having Velatas fondue kit makes it SO easy and fun!!

I usually take mine to family/social get togethers and it’s always a hit!!! Everyone thinks I totally went out of my way to prepare it and all I did was plug it in.Winking smile

Velata warmers come in different colors!

On their website there are even some fun recipe ideas to go along with any type of social gathering!

I’m classic kind of girl and think the best driver to fondue is STRAWBERRIES into the dark chocolate!! I just don’t dip it… I DUNK it!! I have not yet tried the mixers but think the raspberry sounds superb!

To enter this giveaway, Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite driver is!!

What do you FONDUE?!


Winner will be selected Sunday May 5, 2013

This fondue kit was donated by a representative. {THANK YOU JANA!} She or I did not receive any reimbursement for the product. My review and opinions are all my own.

In with the New & A Future Runner


Good Morning! Hope you are all having a great week so far! If you are just joining, I’m hosting a giveaway each day until Sunday!

In case you missed them:

* Fancy Frills Boutique Giveaway: Win a handbag, and $50 coupon.

*** BONUS: They are offering all HMR readers 20% off a single item off their website. Just type in “RUNNER” at checkout.

* Popchips and Jillian Micheals “slim for life” Giveaway!

I started out yesterdays with a workout at GPP. 


This workout is done by doing a burpee, then the following movement. You can see the demos of each movement here.

Example: Do a burpee then do a pullup, repeat until you have completed 25 of each movement before moving onto the next.

I almost needed this shirt.


But I love Burpees. Really though.

For lunch, I had a huge chicken and veggie salad!


  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Chicken
  • Mini Bell Peppers
  • siracha
  • Udos Oil

After talking to a friend at the gym, she encouraged me to try Udo’s Oil.


After hearing her rave about it, I headed to my local health food store to pick up a bottle for myself! {Thanks Joanna!} 


It’s a oil made with Organic Flax, sesame, and sunflower seed oils. You get all your omega fatty acids in one bottle!!

I headed to my local health food store to pick up a bottle for myself!

Essential fats taken in the right amounts and ratios benefit your body in many ways, such as, but not limited too:

  • Increased energy, performance and stamina: The EFA’s enhance thermogenesis, help build muscle and prevent muscle break down and speed recovery from fatigue!
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Improve brain functions: mood, memory, and vision.
  • Aid in weight reduction by suppressing your appetite and blocking the genes that produce fat in the body and increase thermogenesis.
  • Improves digestion
  • Support healthy child development
  • Keeps your skin, hair and nails looking healthy.

I usually include these omegas in my diet somehow in the past, but having them all in one bottle is more convenient and actually lowers my calories a little bit throughout the day, Instead of having a TBS of each, I just have one Tbsp. of this and I got all my essential fatty acids covered for the day!

After the kids naps, we went for a run! It was my quick 4 mile loop around my neighborhood. At one point, Tanner told me he wanted to run too! Who am I to turn down my little future track athlete?


He ran about 800 m. before he tripped and totally ate it on the cement .Sad smile

He was okay though, no scratches! If your wondering what he is carrying, it is his “pack, pack” and it carries all of his “Cars” cars. They go every where with him and never leave his hands.

You think the kid would get tired of a toy and move onto the next… Nope. I’m sure he got those cars last Christmas! He is pretty cool.

Today, I plan on doing a GPP workout, which is focused on CORE today, and then head on out for a trail run. Time to probably start training for RIM TO RIM!! EEK!

Do you like Burpees?

Have you heard of UDO’s oil before? Would you like to try it??

PSSST… I got another giveaway coming your way later today!

Catch all you crazy cats later. Winking smile