A Tasty Little Giveaway!

Today’s lunch, while always tasty, isn’t really anything to get too excited over. So I figured, rather than bore you all with my “Monday Tuesday Usual,” how about we do a tasty little giveaway instead!?!

I guess you could say I’m a little giddy over the new blog layout, and I’m full of positive thoughts and energy today!

I just picked up a brand new box of granola, which immediately made me think of my favorite Granola Blondies.


Mmmmm, these babies are SO good!!


So do you guys want in on a batch of these lovely little gems?


**I will giveaway one batch of my favorite homemade Granola Blondies to a lucky reader today!**

To Enter:

Let’s keep the positive energy flowin’! Leave a comment on this post telling me one positive thing about your day so far. 😀

(U.S. Residents only please – sorry my other fellow friends!)

I will randomly choose a winner and announce them tomorrow morning.

Good Luck! :)


  1. Jen says

    Positive thing about today – it is a bridal shower for a coworker and I made devils food cake cookie dough cupcakes for everyone to enjoy! Thanks to your recipe and a little spin on it :)

  2. Alison says

    I woke up early and finished some of clinical evaluation homework. I am a first year graduate student in Speech Pathology and had my first evaluations with a client yesterday; it went really well!

  3. Brynn says

    One positive thing – I am choosing to be healthy! I am eating veggies, fresh fruits and whole grains and am going to take a walk on thes beautiful day! I’m in a funk today, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try to make the best of it by making good choices!

    PS- those look amazing!

  4. Lisa says

    Good Afternoon! I love your positive engery today. My good thing for the day is I am feeling better. Change of season caught up with me this weekend but I am on the mend.

  5. says

    I just heard back from a volunteer coordinator at my local school district(they’re hard to hear back from) hoping I’ll get to help out at schools soon.

  6. Jordan P says

    I have been having a fairly rough day so far, BUT I just devoured the most fantastic tuna sandwich and spicy vegetables. I feel great now, and ready to face the rest of my day!!

  7. says

    Hmm… it’s actually been a crazy day! But my positive thing is that I got to stop by my very favorite bakery (WIldflower Pastry) this morning for some breakfast… what a treat! :)

  8. Lauren says

    Well, this is pretty gross, but my roommate and i have had a tiny mouse in and out of our apartment for about a month now. We’ve tried poison, steel wool and several different types of traps but the little sucker was so smart! Last night we finally caught him so needless to say i’m pretty happy the pest is gone!! It’s also a beautiful day here in NYC!

  9. Michelle says

    I’ve been a busy bee so far today! I feel great though! I got up at 4:50 and did 45 minutes of cardio BEFORE commuting to work (which is about 1 hr and 20 min) whoot whoot! I feel like the energizer bunny :)

    Have a great day!

  10. says

    Last night I finally found canned pumpkin (after months of waiting for it) so this morning I got to incorporate pure pumpkin into my oatmeal. Talk about a positive start to the day!

    Love the new blog layout! :)

  11. Erin says

    A great positive thing about today: my mom called to tell me that she will be able to come up for my cyst removal surgery on Thursday! At first she could not come and I would be all alone for my first ever surgery since home is in Louisiana and I am in SC, but she called to say that she can! So relieved and even more anxious and comfortable going in to it! 😀

  12. Amara says

    Usually I am awake and off to work before my two little boys (ages 2 and 3) are even awake. But today, I woke up a little earlier than usual and was able to have breakfast with them without having to rush out of the door. Might not seem that great to some people, but it completely made my day! Sometimes I don’t even see them until right before they go to bed. Breakfast with them was the perfect way to start my day and it put a smile on my face during my one hour commute to work. :)

  13. Ashley says

    A great positive thing about today is I woke up extra early without an alarm and managed to do some errands before work, this will give me more time tonigh to relax!

  14. Seema says

    Hii Courtney! I recently started reading your blog and I’m a big fan of your recipes especially the pumpkin spice cupcakes :) On to my positive thing — this morning, I finished my usual routine early enough to have a sit down breakfast and enjoyed it with my mom. I actually can’t recall the last time we spent a relaxed 20 minute morning meal together and it just felt so wonderful. After I moved out of the house a few months ago, I’ve visited home a few times but each trip is always so short and hectic. This last visit was no different so I was pleasantly surprised, and really grateful for this opportunity. I haven’t lost the silly grin on my face all day :)

  15. Erin says

    I absolutely adore your new layout!!!

    A positive thing in my day today was waking up to my little dog licking my face. She always brightens my day. :)

  16. says

    Yay Giveaways! Something positive about my day is that someone not really affiliated w/ my office came in and thanked me for the work i was doing and then right after that there was leftovers from a lunch meeting and we all got some tastey chicken ceasar salad! mm!

  17. says

    I like the header on your blog…so Sassy, just like you :)

    I would love to win this giveaway, I’ve been craving some sweets lately and food always taste better when someone makes it for you.

    I got good rest last night and feeling fabulous today. Even though it’s gloomy and raining outside, I’m full of sunshine today. Woohoo!!!!

  18. Erin says

    Today I began my graduate program to become an Elelmentary School Teacher! I currently work full time in advertising but have always had a desire to teach and I am finally doing it! Hearing about everyone going back to school is getting me so excited! 2 more years and I will be able to say the same. Any advice?

  19. says

    Courtney, I love the new layout! What a cute header! It’s sunny and 90 degrees here today and it’s putting me in a very cheery mood. They say it’s supposed to storm tonight but I don’t care because it’s sunny and warm now- I’ll take it while I can get it! :)

  20. Karen says

    I had my review at work today and it went FABULOUS!! We started a new program for our reviews to talk more about goals and ways to accomplish those goals…well I can’t wait to accomplish my goals for the year. Hope you have a wonderful day & those blondies look awesome!!

  21. Jules says

    went to Starbucks this morning! one of my favorite things to do at the beginning of a crazy work day–it just makes everything much more manageable :)

  22. Courtney says

    Made it to my favorite Spin Instructor’s class this morning and sweated like a total BEAST… the banner looks beautiful btw!

  23. Dana says

    I went to a new group at church this morning, it was absoultely wonderful! I feel completely revived and met amazing people :)
    Happy Tuesday! xo

  24. says

    I’m a new reader, love your blog. I knew today was going to be a good day when my fiance let me sleep an extra hour and walked and fed the dog. I normally don’t mind but today I need the extra rest. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

  25. Amy says

    Oh come on just one. Ok, took an awesome Powerpump class today and really challanged myself to go heavier on the weights and to be right up front by the instructor so I couldn’t cheat!!!!

  26. Rachel says

    It is my 5 year anniversary today! And, I found out I’ll be subbing for YOU on Friday :) Love you lady….and the new digs. Nice choices!

  27. says

    Rain was in the forecast all week, yet today is warm and sunny so I was able to take a break from the office over lunch and get a relaxing walk in. :) Way better than being stuck inside all day…

    I looooove blondies. These look fantastic, lady!

  28. rick says

    Todays positive is helping the elderly on my mail route by carrying in their groceries for them. Good seeing you and Jay for 2 seconds last Thursday night

  29. Kristen D says

    today was a very positive day for me. volunteered to reorganize the fifth grade library at a school in harlem! tired but so worth the finished project!
    granola blondies can add positive notes to ANY day!

  30. says

    The one of many positive things from my day was that I got to sleep in till 11:30am this morning because I have dropped my calc 3 class that was driving me crazy!! :)

  31. Julia Roseman says

    i have been in the biggest autumn mood these past two weeks and have been talking incessantly about all things pumpkin and fall related :)

    today, despite having a very late night preparing for a busy day, i was able to push myself to wake up for an early morning work out at the gym. i dread going to the gym and would have much preferred to run outside, but my knees were not up to par this morning. regardless, my morning has been nothing but positive energy! i have been able to fulfill all of my personal demands as well as the demands of my schedule and it feels great!

    tomorrow is the official first day of autumn!! i plan on baking a few pumpkin muffins this evening to celebrate

  32. Ashley S says

    One positive thing about my day so far is I was finally able to get an international fax through that I’ve been trying to send all day!!

  33. kath says

    My DH, Jim, had reconstructive hand surgery last week and today, I was able to take him out, get new clothes, shoes and buy him lunch. We returned home, have had lunch and now he is resting comfortable.
    this makes me very happy and even better, having the opportunity to share this neat experience!
    (We are both hospital workers and times like this are few and far between)

  34. says

    I’m a new reader to your blog, and I’m loving your new header. Today is the first day in a long time the weather is not in the 90s. Looking forward to spending some time outside this evening.

  35. Molly says

    I discovered a new hiking path RIGHT near my house yesterday, so today I will be bringing my fiance and my little puggle back with me to explore it all together. Talk about your positives!

  36. Kelsey says

    After following your healthy food blog (along with a few others) for two weeks, I finally had the courage to weigh myself today… I’ve lost 6 pounds!!! I’m so excited and I know it’s just the beginning of a healthier lifestyle!

  37. Andrea says

    Despite some definite lows lately, my husband made today positive by sending me a photoshopped picture of the two of us with our cats heads replacing ours. It was quite hilarious.

  38. Vanessa says

    A positive thing that happened to me is that all 17 of my first graders made a 100 on their spelling test!! Oh, and all their hugs makes a very postive day as well. It makes me realize no matter how I look, they love me for who I am. P.S. Love the new look of the blog!

  39. Courtney says

    I am a newer reader to your blog, and I love it!! I am a coach for a 13 year old girls volleyball team, and we have a game tonight! I love coaching these girls. They are so much fun, and bring so much joy to my life! This makes it a great day!

  40. Karen says

    Something positive about today is that the laminater at work is working again! I was able to laminate lots of things for my students :)

  41. Kathryn says

    I’m an early childhood special education teacher and today my 4 year old student who is severly delayed did something I’ve never seen him to before-grab/hold a toy for a period of time. This sounds like nothing, but for a child with such significant delays, it was a huge success! This definitely made my day.

  42. Jess Masters says

    Positive…had my first experience with cadaver lab today. Not only did well with the bodies themselves and overcoming some anxiety about death, but also did very well in identifying the muscles on the cadaver itself.

  43. Anna says

    Positive thing today – I called my sister (who I knew was having a bad couple of weeks) and told her I loved and missed her. Every little thought helps someone who isn’t feeling so hot. Those blondies look SO. GOOD!

  44. Jennie says

    One positive thing about my day is that I made a BOMB.COM adapted turkey meatloaf recipe, and the husband loved it! He normally doesn’t really like meatloaf but he had 3 helpings of this one.

    Definitely going in the win column. :) Even though I’m stuffed from dinner, I want to dive into my computer to eat those blondies.

  45. Ally says

    I found your blog through your amazing recipe on Tina’s CNC website! (your guest post) I have been following your blog since! Today, I get to take a break from studying (I’m a grad student) and have homemade dinner with my boyfriend! Two positives seeing as I don’t always get to eat a great meal!

  46. molly l. says

    hi! i found your blog through your guest post on CNC!

    one positive for today- i’m feeling revived after a new ‘do from the hair salon- a great mid-week pick-me-up!

  47. Tori says

    My something positive is that for an afternoon snack I endulged myself with some delicious Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn. Mmmm! And it will only get better considering GLEE comes back on tonight!

  48. Shayla says

    My positive thing today has pretty much been all week long because I got a job!! I was laid off and unemployed for almost one year so I am so excited and will ride this high for awhile!! 😉

  49. Beth says

    A positive thing about my day was that I got to enjoy a nice hour long walk with my fiance after a busy day of work and then enjoy a healthy dinner together!

  50. Caitlin says

    I have actually had a really rough day! But, in the midst of my car problems this morning, I got a ride from a dear friend who I hadn’t seen in months and we got to catch up for a few minutes. That helped :)

  51. Donna says

    After having a not so good day at work I asked myself, “how much more can I take”. I came home to the smiling faces of my beautiful children and realize I can take as much as necessary as long as I have my life with them. My positive part of my day is my children!

  52. says

    A positive thing that happened today was taking time to truly listen to my friend in a time of need. She has a lot on her plate right now and just needed someone with a nonjudgmental ear to listen to her. It made me feel good when she smiled after our talk because I knew that her spirits had been lifted…even if just a little bit. :)

  53. Heather T says

    A positive thing about my day is that I’m not nearly as sore today as I was last week after my soccer game. And I can ALMOST touch my toes, lol.

  54. Chelsea says

    What a great way to focus on happiness–positivity! I had a good day at work, and I had a fun run tonight with my running group :)

  55. Megan says

    I just took a study break and reminisced with one of my friends form high school…plus, I figured out all my accounting questions I couldn’t figure out yesterday in one try!

  56. Gretchen says

    Today I got up early and worked out in the morning before work! It’s amazing what an early sweat sesh can do for your day!

  57. Erin says

    I am new to your blog and I love it! I’m in New Orleans for a work meeting. I had to present to about 40 people and my boss told me I did a great job so that’s my positive thing for day =)


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