Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kix Giveaway!!!

I'm bouncing off the walls about this next giveaway, y'all. Seriously. When I read about the product that was going to be arriving on my doorstep and then when it actually did, I was like a kid on Christmas tearing that box apart.

Of course, I had help from both boys as they excitedly peered into the box with me. Here's a glimpse of what they saw...


But before we get into how excited they were about the treasure let's talk for a minute about breakfast.


I seriously have to make a meal plan that includes not only dinner but also breakfast and lunch or else I stand in front of the refrigerator on school mornings or Sunday and just cannot come up with any good ideas. I put things on there like frozen waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, hard boiled eggs and bagels.


I like to mix things up.


So cereal has become a huge favorite with our boys. It's really no surprise because The Husband and I are both cereal fans. Only recently has Matthew started eating cereal with just a little bit of milk in the bottom of the bowl. The best part of Matthew eating it with milk is that, when he's done with the cereal, if I don't catch him in time, he tries to drink his milk out of the bowl. This means that he dumps whatever is left down the front of him. Usually we're on our way out the door so I'm late wherever we're going because I don't want him to smell like curdled milk all day. It's exciting.


But I really like the cereal option because it's quick and it's a healthy choice.


Confession time. I don't think my kids have ever had Kix. Even though they are Kid-Tested Mother-Approved® and I certainly remember testing--and approving--them as a kid and while I approve of them now, I don't typically buy name brand cereals. But my sons' lack of knowledge about Kix is about to change. Kix is made with whole grain corn. It's an excellent source of iron, calcium, fiber, and Vitamins C and D. Additionally, Original Kix has no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors. Kix also recently launched a website at http://www.kixcereal.com/.

Garrett's been asking about Kix all day now. "Mommy, can I have some of the cereal that came in the mail for me soon?" I may have to bust it out for dinner if he has any say in the matter.

So. Kix provided me with an awesome giveaway through MyBlogSpark and I'm so happy to be able to provide one lucky winner with the package that arrived on my porch this morning. Let's talk about what you have a chance to win.

1. A box of Original Kix.
2. A box of Honey Kix.
3. A fun sippy-style cup. (Matthew immediately grabbed this out of the box and pranced around the house with it.)
4. A snack carrier with lid. (Matthew also toted this around.)
5. A set of awesome number flashcards. (Garrett was stoked about these.)
6. A super cool giant floor puzzle. (Both boys were taking pieces of this out of the box before I even had a chance to examine it.)

All I can say is that, if you have a preschooler in your life, you want to win this giveaway. I promise! If you have a baby in your life that will become a preschooler one day or if you know anyone with a preschooler, you want to win. Heck, if you eat cereal it's worth it just to win two boxes and save yourself almost eight bucks.

So here's how:
1. Leave a comment here. Let me know, in your comment, what your most creative and quick breakfast idea is. If you don't have a creative breakfast idea, tell me what your favorite cereal was when you were a kid. Entries that fail to answer one of the two questions will be disqualified.
2. Share the giveaway on your blog. Make sure to link back to my blog and leave your blog address.
3. Become a follower of this blog. (Already a follower? You get an entry for that too!) Let me know in a SEPARATE comment.
4. Become a follower of my main blog. (Already a follower? You get an entry for that too!) Let me know in a SEPARATE comment.

This contest will end on Thursday, November 11 at 4:00 pm MST. A winner will be selected at random. The winner will then have 24 hours to contact me with your mailing address or another winner will be selected. Please be sure to check back!


(The prize packs and information were all given to me from Kix through MyBlogSpark.)

43 comments:

  1. Fun giveaway!! My most creative breakfast idea that M loves....a piece of toast- cut a circle in the middle (i do it with a round glass)....put it in a pan, crack an egg into the hole and there you have it- egg in a hole.
    My fave cereal as a kid was Cinnamon Toast Crunch (and maybe it still is....) :)

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  2. I'm a follower of your main blog tooooo :)

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  3. I usually don't enter your givaways, but this one is too good! for fun, I'll answer both questions. My quick breakfast of choice for my son is Oatmeal mixed with yogurt. He drinks his milk on the side from a sippy cup and we knock out a serving of grain and 2 servings of dairy all in one easy meal. Plus the yogurt is good for digestion and all that. Sometimes I add fruit (berries) or a banana to make it even healthier, particular if we have a busy morning ahead of us so he's less likely to get hungry again. Also, my fav breakfast cereal as a child was cheerios. So much so that I could no longer eat it as an adult, until this pregnancy actually, when I crave it. Strange.

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  4. Also, I'm a (long time) follower of your main blog.

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  5. And I'm now a follower of this blog. That's interesting bc I really thought I already was...

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  6. And now I've "advertised" for this giveaway on my blog too. http://buckeyesinthesun.blogspot.com/2010/11/like-cereal.html

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  7. No joke kix was my favorite cereal growing up. My mom only bought 3 kids Cherrios, Chex, and Kix. Kix are sweeter then the other two so it was my fave. And our quick breakfast is usually cinnamon toast. I get it ready stick it in the toaster oven, finish getting ready for the day then breakfast is done.

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  8. this is now advertised on my blog

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  9. Getting Patrick to eat breakfast is a pain. He is absolutely and totally uninterested in eating breakfast, but I am a die-hard believer in breakfast eating, seeing as we are breaking the fast. So...he loves sausage, so I cook up an egg, either scrambled or fried, toast a slice of bread and usually put butter or cream cheese on it, and cook a piece of sausage. I then cut all the food into tiny little bites and put it in a bowl and call it "Little toast and little eggs." Patrick likes that everything is small and eats it right up.

    My favorite growing up was Lucky Charms :)

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  10. I have followed your main blog for a while now.

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  11. I really want this giveaway :) I just became a follower of this blog too.

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  12. And...finally, this giveaway is linked on my blog! Ooh, I hope I win.

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  13. Lori, I love your blog! When I was a kid my mom wouldn't buy "sugar" cereals. Kix is the closest thing we got.

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  14. I so love Kix, I loved it as a kid, I still enjoy a big bowl of it now. :)
    Breakfast...well, when we have Brinner (breakfast for dinner) I make extra pancakes, making sure they are toaster size( too small fall in, too big won't fit) and then stick them in the fridge (or freezer) for morning usage.

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  15. I totally subscribe to this blog.

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  16. I also subscribe to your main blog.

    Another fast good breakfast is having cheese slices and maybe Canadian bacon, with or without an egg, on an english muffin. It can be eaten on the run in a paper towel too...not that we ever eat in the car, nope, we always have plenty of time for a hot breakfast around the table all together...especially on Sundays, yep. :)

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  17. My favorite cereal when I was a kid was Frosted Flakes!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  18. My favorite cereals as a kid were Alpha Bits and Peanut Butter Capn Crunch.

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  19. Already follow you here#1
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  20. Already follow you here#2
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  21. Already follow your main blog#1
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  22. Already follow your main blog#2
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  23. I like to make a big batch of pancakes on Sunday. The leftovers get frozen for later in the week.

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  24. I'm now a follower of this blog!

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  25. I also follow your main blog. :)

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  26. When I was a kid I loved Special K and my other favorite was Lucky Charms.

    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  27. Posted on my blog about the giveaway http://mommywantstoread.blogspot.com/2010/11/kix-giveaway-hostedby-family-fish-bowl.html


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  28. I am a gfc follower


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  29. I follow your main blog


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  30. my favorite ceral as a kid was froot loops.
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  31. My most creative quick breakfast is not creative - graham crackers in the van - I'm a terrible mother.

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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  32. I'm following this blog (lizzie h).

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  33. I'm following your main blog (lizzie h).

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  34. I don't have any creative ideas but my favorite cereal as a child was Cocoa Puffs (still is lol)
    thanks for the giveaway
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  35. follow this blog as jelaws5
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  36. I follow your main blog as jelaws5
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  37. I am not that creative so my most creative is mickey mouse shaped pancakes.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  38. I am a follower of this blog as degood with gfc

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  39. I follow your main blog as degood with gfc.
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