Friday Five: Scenes from Spring Break {Giveaway Included!}

by tinareale on April 5, 2013

Well this week went by in a blur! That whole “time flies when you’re having fun” rings so true, doesn’t it? As I mentioned before, the kids were out of preschool this week for Spring Break so we spent lots of time together. It came at the perfect time too. I needed as much time as possible to unplug and de-stress this week. For as many highs as this week had, there were also some lows.

You see, we also started doing some planning on finally getting big house projects done so we can seriously open up the option of moving. This house and the time it takes fPeter away rom my family to do the work? Gives me so much stress and anxiety. I think “time flies when you’re crazy stressed” also applies. Thanks to Molly and Tracey for sharing here on the blog this week to allow me more of a break. In fact, I foresee these two features becoming more staple parts of the blog to allow more of a mental and time break for me. It’s needed again right now. So let me know in an email if you’re interested in being a part of either the Fit Friends or Bootcamper of the Week features.

Enough rambles. Let’s focus on the good. The fun side of this week. And top it off with a giveaway. Game? I sure hope so.

Park Day

On Monday, the sun greeted us and we had some perfect park weather. Without hesitation, I got the kids in the car as quickly as possible to go and spend as much time as possible outdoors breathing in the fresh air, running, jumping, sliding, swinging, laughing, and playing. I even skipped my post workout shower to get outdoors ASAP. It’s been too dreary here lately, so this day was a much appreciated gift.

Speaking of dreary…by Wednesday afternoon the clouds and gloom and chill came rolling back in. So what do you do on vacation when you can’t play outside?

Movie Day

You cuddle up with popcorn and a movie, of course! Makenzie chose Happy Feet, which I had forgotten how cute that little Mumble is. And that’s about all I saw of the little guy too since they were done and wanting to run around, color, do puzzles, etc after all of 30 minutes. No rest for the weary.

4 Mile Run

Another highlight from the week? Sneaking out when Peter had to work from home on Wednesday for a four mile run. It was a lot chillier and windier than I expected…and I had only slept for about 1.5 hours the night before (stress = insomnia for me like whoa)…but I knew I needed that “me time”. I’m telling you – viewing workouts as “me time” gives that much more motivation. It helps me #beamazing. Or at the very least less tired cranky.

Amidst spending all that time with Makenzie and Braedon, I also felt a craving to spend a LOT of time with God this week. I had my little key chain of notecards with Bible verses in my hand 24/7 it felt like.

Bible Verses On Key Ring

I write verses on mini notecards as I come across them in my devotionals, studies, sermons, or Bible reading time. Then I can flip through things as needed for a reminder of God’s love and promises and to gain strength. I highly suggest trying this.

I also highly suggest trying these.

Chobani Flip Almond Coco Loco

I’ve been flipping (ha!) for these new Chobani Flips. They come in quite a few delicious flavors and the addition of toppings makes the Chobani goodness all the better.

Chobani Flips

  • Key Lime Crumble – graham cracker crumbs & white chocolate chips + key lime yogurt
  • Strawberry Sunrise – honey oats + strawberry yogurt
  • Almond Coco Loco – toasted almonds & dark chocolate + coconut yogurt (THE BEST!!!)
  • Raspberry Choco Fix – dark chocolate morsels + raspberry yogurt
  • Honey Bee Nana – bananas + honey yogurt
  • Vanilla Golden Crunch – honey oats & praline pecans + vanilla yogurt

They are tasty and have been a regular snack this week. Good thing the kids have their Champions Tubes so I don’t have to share. BUT…I guess I can share with YOU.

That’s right – a giveaway! You have the chance to #tastereal with these Chobani Flip yogurt combos when you enter a giveaway for a prize package including an assortment of the Chobani Flip flavors. Giveaway will run through Tuesday April 9 11:59 pm EST. Open to US residents only (sorry, international friends!). Enter through Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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Disclosure: I received the Chobani Flips free for review from Chobani. No other compensation was given and the opinions are 100% my own. They are mighty tasty and I want to spread the love to you. Please review my Disclosure Policy for additional information.

{ 150 comments }

1 Beth April 5, 2013 at 7:06 am

I really like the keychain/notcards idea. I just started a new discuss/devotional type book and the verses it uses for being a confident person are amazing. I write them down in a journal, but I want something I can easily carry with me. Thank you for the suggestion!

2 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I used to do a journal but switched to the notecards for the same reason. Wanted something I could always easily have on me.

3 Audrey April 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

Stress is awful! I feel for you! I’d love to try the coconut flavor, looks delish!

4 lindsay April 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

flipping love flips! and chobani! I’m not entering but just wanted to say I’ll be praying for some stress less time to yourself. xxoo

5 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thanks, Lindsay! It’s all good things and its in a much better place than it was with some decisions we made regarding the house and things to be done. But man – house stuff is a pain! It will be worth it though. And God will give me the strength.

6 Ali April 5, 2013 at 7:52 am

I’ve been eyeing the key lime crumble. I LOVE key lime!

7 Kim April 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

Not being able to sleep is one of the worst things – it just drags you down. I hope your stress decreases and you are able to relax some and catch up on sleep!!!

8 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Things are much better now and I got quite a few good nights of sleep the past few days. Thank goodness! Because you’re so right – no sleep just drags you down.

9 Megan April 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

Vanilla Golden Crunch! I love anything truly vanilla.

10 Krissy April 5, 2013 at 7:56 am

I haven’t tried the flips, but I do love the chobani brand!

11 Linz @ Itz Linz April 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

they all look SO good!! i suppose strawberry sunrise would be my top choice!!

12 Jamie @ MyHealthfulPursuits April 5, 2013 at 8:01 am

I want to try the Almond Coco Loco! I’m dying to find these in stores!

13 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Have you tried Target? That’s the main place I’ve seen them in my local stores. :)

14 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

Praying for you dear friend! I’ll e-mai you this weekend or early next week!

15 Shannon W April 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

the almond coco loco sounds wonderful!

16 Cori @ olivetorun April 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

VANILLA Golden Crunch <3

17 Christina @TheTinyRunner April 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

YUM! I want these. The almond coco loco sounds amazing!

18 Nicki April 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

Sounds like a great week minus the stress! I swear I am just going to appear at the Chobani plant some day. It’s only about an hour and half from me. I love Chobani but have yet to try Flips. Going to have to now.

19 Jessica April 5, 2013 at 8:20 am

I looooove the almond coco loco…They run out so quickly at the grocery store by my house though, so when I find them, I stock up lol. I still haven’t tried the key lime pie one though!

20 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I wasn’t as thrilled with the Key Lime as I expected. It was still really good, but I guess I had higher expectations after the coco loco blew me out of the water. Regardless, can’t go wrong with it!

21 Lee April 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

I had they Key Lime the other day and it was sooooo good. I want more! I didn’t see them in the stores for a while, but just recently saw them at my Kroger.

22 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige April 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

Ahh – isn’t it funny (err annoying) that when we stress, we need more rest, but stress seems to prevent that?! Hope the big projects go as smoothly as possible :) Sounds like a great spring break despite the craziness!

23 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

It was a good spring break week with them. And yea – what is UP with that with the sleep and stress thing? At least its all eased down a bit stress wise after we made some decisions on things. Whew! This girl needs her sleep. ;)

24 Retha April 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

I’d like to try the almond one…I love all those flavors!!

25 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

I haven’t been able to find these anywhere in my area and i’m drooling over the almond coco loco!!

26 Emily N April 5, 2013 at 8:42 am

Vanilla golden crunch!

27 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 5, 2013 at 8:42 am

I want that key lime!!! Oh, and I also want a spring break. It’s spring break for kiddos here, so at least I get to enjoy lighter traffic as I drive to work/gym.

28 Emily April 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

I love the strawberry flavor!

29 Mellissa April 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

I havent been able to find these yet so the almond coco loco is on my list!

30 Allison April 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

I have been wanting to try these! Especially the key lime flavor :)

31 Kim April 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

I love the Chobani banana flavor right now…I’ll have to try the flips…the coconut looks awesome!

32 Hannah April 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

Almond coco loco sounds delicious!

33 Denise April 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

Almond Coco Loco!

34 Rachel April 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

They all sound amazing but I’m really interested in the coconut yogurt!

35 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm

It is heavenly. So coconutty and creamy and richer. It is higher cal (260 instead of the 150 or so of the others) but who gives with something that delicious? And its because of higher healthy fat content so I’m game for it!

36 Tori L April 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

The almond coco loco sounds so good!

37 Janelle April 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

The Key Lime Crumble and the Raspberry Choco Fix sound amazing!

38 Dawn April 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

Almond Coco Loco

39 Haley April 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

Yum! The strawberry and oats looks delicious.

40 Carly April 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

Key lime crumble sounds amazing!

41 Heather (Where's the Beach) April 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

I can’t believe how big B is getting! Talk about time flying. As for the Chobani – strawberry. YUM

42 Nicole W. April 5, 2013 at 9:31 am

I would love to try the Almond Coco Loco.

43 Rachel Caruso April 5, 2013 at 9:34 am

My boyfriend would love these! He discovered he likes greek yogurt, but without the flavor chunks that I like. These toppings would be perfect for us both.

44 Emily April 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

I’d love to try the Key Lime Crumble.

45 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

I’ve tried the coconut one and it is to DIE for! I’d love to try the key lime flavor (although I’m not sure if it’s GF?)

46 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hmmmm? That’s a good question. I would imagine probably not though. Bummer.

47 Camee April 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

I would lot to try the Almond Coco Loco and the Key Lime Crumble!

48 Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite April 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

Almond Coconut sounds incredible!!

49 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots April 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

I am dying to try the key lime one!

50 Melissa April 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

Stress kills my sleep too – I hope it improves for you soon! Also, I would love to try the key lime pie flavor. Well, actually all the flavors…

51 maureen April 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

Honey Bee Nana would be my choice.

52 rachel April 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

Key Lime Crumble! Yumm

53 Alexandra April 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

Yum! I’d love to try the Almond Coco Loco! Thanks Tina :)

54 Katie April 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

Almond Coco Loco!!

55 Kierston @candyfit April 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

I have yet to try CHO anything! They don’t sell CHO where I live :(

56 Carleigh April 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

I love the Bible verse keychain idea! I think I might actually make one over the weekend. I would love to try the Raspberry Choco Fix! I tend to gravitate toward anything that involves raspberry and chocolate :)

57 Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife April 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

I haven’t tried the almond one yet.

58 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef April 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

i want to try the almond coco loco!

59 [email protected] April 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

almond coco loco for sure but that key lime pie looks tempting as well :)

60 Jessica M April 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

The almond sounds fantastic!

61 kristin hayden April 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

I would love to try the Almond Coco Loco. I have been hearing tons of people raving in this flavor

62 Ashley W April 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

The key lime or banana ones

63 Paige April 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

I want to try the Strawberry one! It’s the only one I can’t find in any stores near me!

64 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries April 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

The Vanilla Golden Crunch or Key Lime Crumble sound amazing!

65 Karen April 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

The key lime crumble sounds amazing!

66 Jennifer April 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

Raspberry Choco Fix sounds delish!! That’s my favorite flavor combo, for sure.

67 dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt April 5, 2013 at 11:29 am

Key Lime has got to be amazing…

68 Jessica April 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

Raspberry Choco sounds so good! I hope next week is less stressful. Take a deep breathe and remember everything will work out the way it is supposed to….no need to worry.

69 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Things should get less stressful now that we’ve made some of the big decisions that factored into that stress. It will still be lots of time and work but I’m feeling much better about it all. Thanks for the support!

70 Lindsey April 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’d love to try the lime!

71 Kate @KateMovingForward April 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

What a great idea with the Scripture cards! I just got some Silk Almond milk yogurt to try this week–I’m excited to have yogurt back in my life!

72 Angiw April 5, 2013 at 11:46 am

I love the idea of the Scripture cards!! I have been all about banana lately, so would love to try the banana yogurt!!

73 Tera April 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

I’d love to try the coconut and almond one… Without the chocolate (Weird. I know.) The Vanilla Golden Crunch sounds great too!

74 Traci April 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I haven’t seen these! They all sound sooo good!!!

75 Kristin Lynn Connor April 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I have always wanted to try the FLIP! :) Maybe this would be a good way for me to try them! <3

76 Maggie April 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Key Lime Crumb is making my mouth water… yum! :)

77 Teresa April 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Two things….LOVE LOVE LOVE your scripture cards. I think I will start that for my family. And maybe these flips will change my mind about Chobani. I have really tried to like Chobani but its been hard when my gag reflexes kick in every time I take a bite!

78 Gail April 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Almond Coco sounds awesome…YUM!

79 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Kids really are the perfect way to really turn off your head for a while; what would we do with out them! I say that I don’t even have my own but being the eldest grandchild and an aunt to two helps! Those yoghurts sound good!

80 Rhonda Rose April 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Vanilla Golden Crunch sounds awesome!

81 liz April 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Key lime crumble! Sounds like dessert – yum!

82 Kayley April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

The Raspberry Choco mix sounds good.

83 Kimberly @ Healthy Strides April 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I’d love to try the almond.

84 Haley April 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

That key lime flavor sounds fantastic!

85 Niki Hall April 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Raspberry Choco Fix all the way!!

86 Stacey S. April 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Vanilla Golden Crunch sounds intriguing :)

87 Karen April 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I would love the raspberry chocolate!

88 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I would most like to try the Almond Coco Loco flavor!!

89 Tracy April 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Keylime anything works for me:)

90 Nicole @ Curly Mommy April 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm

The coconut almond is the greatest yogurt I have ever had in my LIFE!

91 Tina April 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Agreed! So SO good!

92 Tanya April 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Dying to try these and have only found ONE so far. Literally one. The coconut almond one. Today! Haha!

93 Julie April 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I’ve tried the coconut flavor and it was crazy good! Can’t wait to try the others!

94 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life April 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I want to try key like crumble!

95 Madeline April 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Strawberry Sunrise!

96 JessW April 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Ooo the Almond Coco looks so good!

97 Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie April 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I want to try all the flavors!!

98 Rachel April 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Almond Coco. Yum!!

99 Coco April 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I love Chobani but haven’t tried these. The Key Lime sounds great. We are ALMOST getting spring weather.

100 Maria April 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Been craving key lime pie, so the key lime sounds perfect!

So excited for you about potentially moving!

101 Danica @ It's Progression April 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I’d love to try the Key Lime Crumble!

102 Wendy B. April 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm

The Almond Coco sounds delicious.

103 Bek @ Crave April 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I had a mid semester brak also- but it didn’t feel like that. Two days was spent planning with teachers for my upcoming prac, then every other day was assigmenting :( Not long though and then Europe at the end of June!

104 alex April 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

all the flavors look great!

105 Margaret April 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Raspberry Choco sounds like a nice change of pace.

106 Mackenzie April 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Just when you didn’t think Chobani could get any better, they do this!

107 Marin April 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Key lime all the way!

108 Amy t. April 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Almond coco loco…reminds me of tropics yumm

109 Andrea Howard April 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

strawberry suprise for sure!

110 Kaci April 6, 2013 at 12:03 am

I would love to try the Almond Coco Loco!

111 Toni @ runninglovingliving April 6, 2013 at 6:08 am

I love Flips!!! I haven’t tried Strawberry Sunrise yet so I would love that one!

112 beccalou April 6, 2013 at 6:41 am

The key lime Crumble sounds delish ….

113 Elizabeth V April 6, 2013 at 7:17 am

the strawberry flavor!!

114 Kathleen@ New Version of Me April 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

I bought those yesterday at target and was totally planning to blog about how awesome they are! I love the coconut almond one. Obsessed!

115 Kaelin April 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

House projects are intimidating!! Hope you get it all figured out!

I really want to try the new Chobani products, thanks for the giveaway. :)

116 Paulie Hetzel April 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

I would love to try the key lime. It sounds delicious!

117 Kaylie April 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

I am a huge fan of yogurt parfaits!!! These look so delicious, I might eat them all at once if I win. ;)

118 Amanda April 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Almond Coco Loco!

119 Johnna April 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Chobani flips look amazing! I’d like to try the raspberry choco.
I hope you can get some rest!!

120 Megan April 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Almond coco loco, all things I love in one, yum!

121 Carolyn G April 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm

The Key Lime crumble

122 Sara April 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Still need to try the strawberry but oh.my.goooooodness. These are ahhhhhmazing!!!!

123 Krysten April 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm

vanilla golden crunch!

124 Ttrockwood April 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

The vanilla flip sounds amazing!

125 Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss April 7, 2013 at 12:24 am

I’m torn between the Almond Coco Loco and Key Lime Crumble. I’d love to try them all, though — and so far, though I keep looking, I can’t find ‘em in Flagstaff.

126 Aimee April 7, 2013 at 12:35 am

Almond coco loco!

127 Andrea April 7, 2013 at 7:36 am

Ok, those flavored all sound good to me, but key lime sounds amazing!

128 Lindsey April 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

Oooh, I want Almond Coco Loco!!

129 Debbie (Accidently Delish) April 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

i have heard amazing things about the key lime crumble! sounds so good!

130 Jeffrey April 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Oh boy, the Honey Bee Nana is right up my alley!

131 Jenny April 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love Coconut anything!

132 Katie M April 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I want to try the vanilla golden crunch. Vanilla anything is delicious!

133 Debby H April 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Chocolate Almond!! MMMMM But they all look delicious!

134 Gina Helton April 8, 2013 at 5:14 am

I’d like to try the Vanilla Golden Crunch.

135 Amy Lauren April 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

I would try the Almond Coco Loco.

The little list of Bible verses on the keychain is a cool idea. I could see doing that with verses, quotes, etc and just flipping through it when you need motivation. Really cool.

136 Emily April 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

The Almond Coco Loco sounds like the perfect summer treat. And I love the verse idea.

137 Sarah April 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I just tried the raspberry one :) SO GOOD!

138 Michelle D April 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I would love to try the rasberry coco one. I think it would be the perfect night time snack!

139 samantha April 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I would love to try the key lime & graham cracker crust!

140 Arik Issan April 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

honey should be great.

141 merritt April 9, 2013 at 7:46 am

The almond coco loco sounds amazing! I also love your notecards! :)

142 M. R. April 9, 2013 at 9:29 am

Almond Coco Loco — gotta have some chocolate!

143 katherine d April 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

almond cocoa loco

144 erin April 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thumbs up for coco loco! Thumbs down for chocolate raspberry :( can’t wait to try more flavors :)

145 Julie April 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The Vanilla Golden crunch sounds yum! Plus I love your notecards with Bible verses – I think I could use these throughout the day!

146 Laura C. April 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Raspberry Choco Fix! Thanks for the chance :-)

147 Kate April 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm

The Key Lime looks amazing ;)

148 Kim @ Racing Bananas April 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Almond Coco Loco – YUM!

149 Samantha April 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I tried the vanilla one before and it was really good. I’d like to try the coconut kind! I didn’t see that one in the store.

150 Theresa J April 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I would love to try the key lime crumble

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