New Look and GIVEAWAY!

by Kim on October 25, 2012

Ohmigosh, people. I’m SO in love with the blog’s new look. What do you think? Hot, right??

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Jenny on the design. If you’re looking for a blog designer or know anyone else who is, I HIGHLY recommend Jenny! She was an absolute dream to work with and was able to translate my “vision” (aka a hodgepodge of random Google images and nonsensical phrases like “rustic yet feminine”) into the work of art you see in front of you now. Plus, she did the whole project-from initial concept to live design-in A WEEK! I’m not sure if she sleeps. Thanks Jenny!

You might also notice some new pages on here, including an About Me page (finally! I’m so lazy) and my running story. You can also meet my family and check out my blogroll (which includes Jenny’s fabulous blog, Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! (*gag* sorry)

To celebrate the awesome new facelift, and honor the passing of the horrifying old one (which I spent 15 minutes creating in Paint), we’re gonna have a little fun around here in the form of a…

giveaway !!!!

So here’s the deal. I have this cute little anything-bag (I guess it’s like a mini gym bag? but looks more versatile to me) that I’m eager to send to one of you. It’s the:

Women’s ADIDAS Performance Club Bag


adidas bag

Isn’t this thing sweet??

Here are the details from the Adidas site in case you don’t feel like clicking that link above (because why would you want to leave this blog?? I know):

Product Information

The Adidas Performance Club Bag goes wherever you go. That’s because the bag is made with CLIMAPROOF® weather protection and features a big zip main compartment, open and zip pockets, and air mesh straps.

  • CLIMAPROOF® keeps you dry and comfortable in wet conditions
  • Zip main compartment with printed lining; Internal tricot-lined Media Safe pocket, key fob, and open and zip pockets; Additional tricot-lined pocket for phone or media player; Large tricot-lined zip front pocket
  • Air mesh straps for breathable comfort
  • Contrast and screenprinted details
  • Dimensions: 14″ x 16″ x 5″
  • Polyester ripstop / 600D polyester
  • Imported

How to Win

To be entered into the random drawing, you can do any or all of the following things. You get an entry for each of the things you do, as long as you let me know in the comments below that you did it. Just make sure you leave a separate comment for each thing you do!

  • Leave a comment below telling me you want in the contest, or let me know what you think of the new design!
  • Like the Healthy Nest Facebook page. (If you already do, that counts-just remind me in a comment below.)
  • Share the Healthy Nest Facebook page on your FB wall. (What? How?…click the Settings icon next to Message and go to Share. See the picture below for a visual.)
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Tweet about the giveaway.


Just make sure that if you do multiple things, you post multiple comments below telling me about it. :)

The contest closes Thursday, 11/1, and I’ll announce the winner here on Friday, 11/2!

How to Be My BFF

Full disclosure: I’m trying to (finally) make a little effort to publicize the blog, now that it no longer looks like I had my baby vomit on the screen and called it a “header.”

Publicity sometimes leads to doing embarrassing things like talking about myself a lot and hosting giveaways that encourage other people to talk about me too. I’m not comfortable with any of it, and wish the world would just wake up tomorrow morning magically knowing about my blog and having an inexplicable urge to read it…but until that’s possible, I have to do this the old fashioned way, like everyone else.

So, if you’re not interested in the bag but would still like to support me and the blog, I’d be ever so grateful! Some things you can do include:

  • Commenting on the blog and FB page, liking things, etc. This is always HUGELY helpful, not just for publicity, but for me knowing that you’re reading. :) I talk to myself enough as it is.
  • Sharing the blog/FB page with your friends if you think they might be interested.
  • Letting me know if there are specific topics you’d be interested in reading/talking about. (You can even use my hot new contact page to get in touch!)


That’s it for now! Thanks for stopping by!


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex @ therunwithin October 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I now follow you on twitter!


Alex @ therunwithin October 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I liked the healthy nest facebook page


Alex @ therunwithin October 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I would love to win this bag, so cool.


Sara Trimble October 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Blog shared on facebook!


Sara Trimble October 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Facebook Page liked!!


Sara Trimble October 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Hi hi,

Not sure if family gets credit for the bag but either way you have my support. I love the new design and I’ve always really enjoyed reading your blog. Not only does it update me on the life of my favorite cousin but its enjoyable and makes me laugh. Keep it up! Kim for president!



Kim October 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Thanks Sara! :) Family definitely gets credit!


Kym October 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Followed you on Twitter! :D


Kym October 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Count me in! This is my first time here but i have to say i love the blog design, she definitely captured “rustic yet feminine” :D I can’t wait to read more from you!


Kim October 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Nice to meet you, Kym!


Ellie@Fit for the Soul October 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I tweeted this post from @fitsoulja.


Ellie@Fit for the Soul October 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I follow you on twitter now! :) And thanks for this giveaway~


Ellie@Fit for the Soul October 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hi Kim! I just popped in here because I saw the work that Jenny did for your blog! It looks really pretty and clean, so I like it! And your blog title is really cute too :D


Kim October 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Thanks Ellie! I love the design, too–Jenny did such an awesome job!


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