Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix Giveaway

As part of my affiliation with Fit Fluential, Nicole's Naturals was kind enough to send me a package of their gluten free, wheat free, soy free pancake mix. If you know the #TampaTrio, then you know that they LOVE LOVE LOVE pancakes. Seriously, it's like their favorite food.

My library schedule has been crazy lately. I've been working all over the south county region, filling in as the "in charge" librarian since we are short staffed. Normally I make the trio pancakes on Saturday morning, but I had to work this past Saturday, so I made them on Sunday instead.

I'll admit it...the directions while easy to understand were not something I was used to. Typically with my pancake mix I just add milk, mix and go.

These directions called for butter, eggs, and milk and/or water. Easy enough. I did need to add more milk than what the recipe called for because I like my batter a little thinner. 

The trio LOVED the blueberry pancakes I made them. LOVED them. My husband also had two pancakes (with eggs) and he said that they were very tasty, too!! I used the entire container that they sent, and we had enough pancakes left over for the next 2 mornings, too. That made breakfast super easy on this hard working mama!


Nicole's Naturals wants to give one of YOU your own gift pack so you can try out their delicious product.  Your gift will include everything you see in the photo below:

  • 1 can of Nicole’s Naturals GF Mix
  • 1 small container of syrup
  • 4 small breakfast plates
  • Nicole’s Naturals apron

You can connect with Nicole's Naturals through social media here:

  • Facebook – nicolesnaturalsproducts
  • Twitter - @NicsGlutenFree
  • Pinterest - @NicolesNaturals

Now, how can you win? EASY! Simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite pancake? Plain, blueberry, chocolate chip? Something else? Just let me know!!

I'll choose a winner from the comments on Friday February 20. Good luck!

The 5k Zombie Run 2015 St. Pete/Clearwater

It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead. In my mind I often play out what I think I would do if something happened to our planet that left zombies roaming around. Do you wonder about things like that? If you do, then this run is for you!!


Face your fear as you run from the undeadthrough woods and hell on earth.

Zombies are ready and ravenous for those that fail.


 The choice is yours:
     -Run from the Zombies (as a runner)

     -Be a Zombie 

Runners wear 3 flags on a belt. Protect these flags, they’re your “life.” 

Zombies are staged throughout the course ready to chase you and steal your flags.

Try to survive, if you can...

Lose your flags, and you can still finish the course as a runner. Look for Safe Zones at mile markers 1 and 2 with water, and pick up an extra life flag!

Don't want to run for your life? Choose to become a member of the Zombie Horde instead, and polish your human hunting skills while adorned in true flesh-eating fashion, compliments of the event's expert make-up team followed by a visit to our Blood Splatter zone. Makeup is free of charge, though tips are appreciated!


What does your registration include??

  •  T-shirt
  •  Finisher Medal
  •  Entry to the post-race Apocalypse party complete with music, food, great vendors and a fun atmosphere.

Minimum age is 11 with a parental waiver for this race.

Kids ages 8-11 can be $15 junior zombies at the finish line only (under parental supervision)

Do you think your look is to die for?  There will even be a costume contest!!

Trophies will be awarded for:

-Best Individual Costume
-Best Zombie Costume
-Best Group Costume

Your registration also includes FREE, unlimited photo downloads after the event! Remember your bib # and wear it on your front, you will need it to search for your photos online after the run.

Interested?? You can register HERE:


But if you're feeling lucky, I'm giving away 2 registrations to ONE winner. No one wants to run for their life alone!! The race is on February 28th at the Largo Central Park Nature Preserve. The first wave starts at 9am, and then additional waves go every 20 minutes.

Just leave me a comment letting me know if you would participate as a runner OR a zombie!!

I'll pick a winner on Monday February 9th!