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The Scoopie + Giveaway

I am sooooo excited about this post and giveaway! I’ve said this before, but I love when I get to work with brands from the start and watch then grow! This one in particular is another one of my little babies that I feel very close to. Last year at Natural Products Expo West, I met the CEO and co-founder of The Scoopie, Jarred Allen! When I walked up to his booth at Expo, I was obsessed with this product. In fact, I named it one of my “Top Picks from Expo West 2014” out of over 2,000 exhibitors!

Have you ever tried to transfer protein powder or pre-workout to a water bottle using the plastic scoop that comes with the jar? Yaaaaa, I have – and I cannot tell you how many paper funnels I’ve made as well because the scoop is always wayyyyy too big to pour into the tiny opening of a water bottle! Well, ladies and gentlemen, this genius scoop + funnel invention just solved all of your problems! The Scoopie helps to get powder or liquid into a water bottle or container accurately without mess, hassle or spillage. No more paper funnels! The Scoopie can be used with protein powders, dietary supplements, baby formula, or anything pertaining to the dispensing of liquids or powders.

The Scoopie has a universal sized scoop with an added funnel attachment that was perfectly designed to have a spout smaller than the circumference of a water bottles opening. When using this product, you simply scoop a powdered supplement (pre-workout, baby formula, sweetener, etc..), snap on the attached funnel, flip the scoop over, and pour into a water bottle or small spouted container without the mess of the powder spilling on you. So simple! Just scoop, snap, flip & pour… voila – The Scoopie®!


Since last year, I’ve used my Scoopie more than most kitchen utensils (it lives in my jar of BCAA for muscle repair and recovery from lots of spin classes), and I’ve kept in touch with my Expo West friend Jarred! When I had first met Jarred, The Scoopie only came in one size, which was 12CC supplement size, and I bugged and bugged him asking when The Scoopie would be made in protein powder size! Well, a few weeks ago, Jarred emailed me and said “I remember promising you the protein/larger sizes so here you go” with a bunch of photos. It’s a dream come true,  60CC and 90CC protein powder sized Scoopies!!! I’m so excited for Jarred and his company, It’s been so fun to watch The Scoopie gain more and more popularity and now come in different sizes! I keep telling Jarred, “you have to get on Shark Tank!” I think Mark Cuban would make a deal on this one! I mean, he does own an NBA team who would definitely use Scoopies!


  • Take your supplements on-the-go without the mess!
  • The new and improved Scoopie comes in a 60CC and 90CC size, perfect for baby formula’s and protein products.
  • Fits on your keychain
  • Simplify your meal prep and everyday routine
  • Pour your pre-workout and proteins while in the car without any spills
  • Scoop, snap, flip & pour – save time eliminate waste
  • Comes with a cap to take The Scoopie on the go
  • Comes with CC/ML and Tbsp measurements to measure your exact product

Now it’s your chance to win some Scoopies!
Two lucky readers will each win a set of protein sized Scoopies 60CC & 90CC!

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*Must use a valid email address to enter. Must be a US resident to enter. Giveaway ends on Sunday, March 1st at 11:59 PM (PST). 2 winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, March 2nd. Colors may vary.

This post has been sponsored by The Scoopie. All opinions are my own.

Dole Super Bowl Superfood Smoothies + Giveaway

I feel obligated to start off this post by telling you that I am writing to you from Seahawks territory. Yes, I am in the hawk’s nest (Seattle). I flew here on the big hawk this afternoon, but rest assured my blog is Super Bowl neutral, and I am not a 12th man! I mean, I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials (anyone else guilty?)!

Funny story, when boarding my plane in Orange County, the person at the front of the gate announced over the speaker system “Anyone wearing a Russell Wilson, jersey may now board the plane” ahead of all of the general boarding passengers. And then after the 2 people with Russell Wilson jerseys boarded the plane, she announced “Anyone in Seahawks apparel may now board the plane!” I should’ve worn 12th man gear. I wouldn’t gotten better overhead bin space. DARN IT!

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We all know the Super Bowl usually consists of watching the game, drinking beer, eating burgers or pizza, and tons of chips, salsa, and junk food, but I am here to change that! I mean, how cute are these Super Bowl team rivalry smoothies? Even if you’re going to snack during the game, at least give your team some good juju and start your morning off right with a Super Bowl Superfood Smoothie for your team!

I love combining fruits and veggies together in my smoothies and juices, and Dole has a huge variety of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to choose from to make juicing and smoothie making simple and easy!

Seahawks Blue
1 cup Dole Blueberries
1 handful of Dole Baby Spinach
1/2 Dole Banana
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup almond milk

Seahawks Green
1 huge handful Dole Baby Spinach
1 cup Dole Pineapple
1/2 Dole Banana
1/4 cup orange juice

Patriots Red
1 cup Dole Strawberries
1/2 cup Dole Raspberries
1/2 Dole Banana
1/2 cup orange juice

Patriots Blue
1 cup Dole Blueberries
1 handful of Dole Power Up Greens™ Baby Kale
1/2 Dole Banana
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup almond milk

The trick to making layered smoothies is using the least amount of liquid as possible. You want each smoothie to be extra thick so that they can sit on top of each other without the colors mixing into each other. Less liquid is better. Think of a soft serve consistency.

Dole has two brand new Get Up and Grow healthy juice and smoothie recipes combining both Dole fresh fruits and Dole fresh vegetables! Click the links to get the new free recipes for the Running Man and Dole Tonic!

Now it’s your chance to win some Dole goodies!
Dole love love loves my readers and giving you guys awesome prizes, and this one makes me so happy because it includes one of my favorite books “365 Smoothies” by one of my close friends Kathy Patalsky from Healthy Happy Life!!!

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*Must use a valid email address to enter. Must be a US resident to enter. Giveaway ends on Sunday, February 1st at 11:59 PM (PST). 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, February 2nd.

This post has been sponsored by Dole. I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Pitaya Jam + Giveaway

Did you know that anytime you buy a Pitaya smoothie pack, smoothie or smoothie bowl during the month of October, you’re helping raise money for Breast Cancer Research?!

Pitaya for the Cure

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’m collaborating with Pitaya Plus to help find a cure! This year, Pitaya Plus is donating 10% of their sales from the month of October to Play for P.I.N.K. Last year, Play for P.I.N.K. donated $4.25M to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which funded 17 life-saving research projects.


Pitaya Jam
Makes about 1 cup

2 packs Pitaya Plus
2 Tbsp chia seeds

Thaw 2 packs of frozen Pitaya Plus under hot water. Pour the liquid pitaya into a glass jar and mix with chia seeds. refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours until chia seeds expand and jam thickens.

Pitaya Plus Im Raw HatNow it’s your chance to help me spread awareness for “Pitaya 4 the Cure” + Breast Cancer Research and win an official “I’m Raw” Pitaya Plus hat!

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*Must use a valid email address to enter. Contest open to bunnies from all different countries!
Giveaway ends on Thursday, October 16th at 11:59 PM (PST).
1 winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, October 17th.

Catherine’s 25th Birthday Giveaway!

Hi from Chicago O’Hare International Airport! I am en route to Toronto, Canada and just missed my connection because my flight out of LAX was delayed. I thought I was in shape until I ran from Terminal C to Terminal E with my duffle bag and quickly learned that I should probably change up my cardio! So here I am, writing you from Chicago while I wait for the next flight to Toronto in 2 hours 3 and a half hours 3 hours and 50 minutes (delayed again).

But what better way to pass time at an airport than posting a giveaway for my amazing readers! It is officially my birthday week! I am turning 25 on Friday, August 15th, and I am giving away 25 awesome things to one lucky reader! I’ve collected some super adorable bunny, fruit & veggie, and cooking themed items from my favorite Japanese store Daiso as well as some makeup from Butter London’s new fall collection “Brick Lane,” and an “Eat More Rabbit Food” shirt for the prize package!


Catherine’s 25th Birthday Giveaway includes:

  1. Your choice of color and size Eat More Rabbit Food racerback tank
  2. Citrus juicer
  3.  Adorable bear cutting sheet
  4.  Bunny microfiber hand towel
  5.  Fried egg molds
  6.  Mini bunny cake mold
  7.  Bunny sticky tabs
  8.  Popsicle molds
  9.  Banana slicer (have you read any of the 4,940 reviews for the banana slicer on Amazon? If not, you should. It’s soooo funny.)
  10.  Bunny bath sponge
  11.  ‘Dust bunny’ duster
  12.  Assorted fruit and vegetable shaped erasers
  13.  Bunny shaped correction (whiteout) tape
  14.  Bunny cookie cutter/rice mold
  15.  Bunny kitchen timer
  16. Butter London WINK Mascara in “British Racing Green”
  17.  Butter London WINK Mascara in “Cor Blimey”
  18.  Butter London WINK Cream Eye Shadow in “Coriander”
  19.  Butter London WINK Eye Pencil in “Busker”
  20.  Butter London WINK Eye Pencil in “Cor Blimey”
  21.  Butter London LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in “Ruby Murray”
  22. Butter London LIPPY Tinted Balm in “Jaffa”
  23. Butter London LIPPY Tinted Balm in “Tramp Stamp”
  24. Butter London CHEEKY Cream Blush in “Ruby Murray”
  25. Butter London Nail Lacquer in “Brick Lane”

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Must use a valid email address to enter. Contest open to all countries!

Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 14th at 11:59 PM (PST).
1 winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, August 15th.

In the Kitchen with Butter London + Giveaway

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just mean eating clean and working out. It means being happy, doing what you love, and pampering yourself. I am such a girly girly when it comes to fashion and beauty. I love doing my hair and make-up and think painting my nails is therapeutic. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I change my nail color almost daily.

Since I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking up new recipes for my blog and washing loads of dishes, nail lacquer doesn’t exactly last the longest. After trying gels repeatedly, I would still be left with broken brittle nails that took weeks to recover. I’ve tried tons of different polishes and although I love my collection of OPI and Essie, nothing lasts quite as long as Butter London!

Since I love Butter so much, they’ve generously provided this amazing little Butter box full of goodies for one lucky RFFMBT reader! The box includes a collection of six Nail Lacquers to keep your nails super glam, two Backstage Basics Lotions to keep your hands perfectly moisturized and smooth, and a super luxe Wink Eye Pencil.


My mani is always put to the test when I’m working with my hands in the kitchen. After a round of cooking and dishes, I’m usually left with a messy mani and chipped polish, but I’ve noticed that Butter polishes stay much longer than other brands.

I’m in love with Butter London’s new Flawless Gel Topcoat. It dries quickly and gives a super high shine that looks like a gel mani. It also protects your nails from chips and nicks twice as long as your average topcoat without weakening or damaging your nails like traditional gels.

After doing dishes, I like to moisturize with Butter’s Backstage Basics Signature Lotion. It’s formulated with shea butter and antioxidants to hydrate and soothe your skin.

One lucky RFFMBT reader will win a Butter box ($143 value)!
Butter box includes:
6 Butter London Nail Laquers in: KeenPikey (Dust-Up)TrifleHRHTitchy, and Anorak.
1 Butter London Backstage Basics Signature Lotion (6oz)
1 Travel Size Butter London Backstage Basics Signature Lotion (3.4 oz)
1 Butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Earl Grey

Giveaway ends on Thursday, June 19th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, June 20th.
*Must use a valid email address and be a US resident to enter.

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T H E    D E T A I L S
Photography // Jessica at
Nails // Butter London in HRH (Her Royal Highness)
Raglan Top // Sub Urban Riot
Bracelet // Cartier LOVE, & Pura Vida
Watch // Vintage Cartier Tank Francaise
Rings // Alex Mika

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