Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Aurorae Yoga Mat Giveaway & Roasted Fruit and Veggies

Hi all and happy Tuesday! My day has been flying by so far. After work, I came home to clean up the house a bit, prepare my dinner for later, and head out the door to teach Body Attack. My dinner later will include the rest of my buttercup squash, brussels, and an apple which I roasted in the oven. I topped them with a little balsamic vinegar and lots of parmesan cheese(excuse the messy picture):


Later I plan to add a bundle of almonds for some nice crunch.


Not sure what else will be on the menu.

And now for a fun giveaway! The great people at Aurorae sent me a FABULOUS new yoga mat to test out. The mat has great texture and a nice stick to it.

Even better, you have the chance to win one! Just go to the Aurorae website and let me know which color mat you would want and why. The contest is open to US residents with or without a blog! For an extra entry, link back and leave me a SEPARATE comment letting me know you put up the link. The contest will be open until 11:59 pm on Thursday, December (is it really December already?) 3rd.


Off to teach!

157 comments:

Jessica said...

I want the purple one! I love it. :)

HungrySara said...

I would LOVE 'infinity'! I think everyone should have 'endless possibilities' in life :)
THANKS!!!

Lindsey @ Sound Eats said...

I would definitely get seamist. Love it!

Ellen said...

I'd love the yoga mat in Ocean... Why? Today's my BIRTHDAY and I just gave up studio yoga for (ahem, cheaper) yoga at home :)

Leah @ L4L said...

I would get the black for my fiance! He's been using my hot pink mat... teehee!

Deirdre said...

I would definitely want the violet mat. Its my favorite color!

Dawn said...

roasted apple with balsamic & cheese in the salad? oh girl you are after my own heart here.
that sounds good!
doing yoga is hard for me, hard to sit still. so no need to enter me in--just wanted to say HI

Jessie (vegan-minded) said...

Those roasted veggies look so good! I like the green seamist yoga mat. :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'd like the seamist color because it's calming.

Fresh Local and Best said...

I linked this post to my sidebar, and twittered about it!

meghanN said...

Good luck teaching! :) I LOVE ocean!!

Lauren said...

Such a fun giveaway!!!

I love the Ocean Color. What is more appropraite than doing yoga on a mat called "ocean." ;)

Thanks Erica, you are so sweet to offer this.

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

Loove the purple, though I'm not sure I need another yoga mat from you ;) haha

Tay said...

I would love to try the orange one!

Katie said...

I would love the green yoga mat! I think that it will connect me to the earth durin gmy pratice! I am also trying to "GO GREEN" in all that I do!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

I love the violet, so calming! Great giveaway :)

Kim Scott said...

woohooo! I have been wanting a new yoga mat! I would want the purple one, because it's my favorite color and puts me in a good mood!

Junghwa said...

i love seamist~
junghwa-chung@hotmail.com

The Healthy Hostess said...

I like the light green mat!
:)

AlwaysJoy said...

oooh I would love the solar...

Shannon said...

looks like you've had a great thanksgiving :)

i like that solar is inspiring and creative!!

Abbys Vegan Eats said...

YA.. love this give-away Erica. I would choose Seamist. I love the natural olive color! :)

Molly said...

I would want the Infinity color - so intense but calming...like the website says, infinite possibilities!

kilax said...

I really like the orange one ;)

inmytummy said...

I like the solar one.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

ooh I'd want a violet one. I love purple!

Jenna said...

Have fun teaching!

I'd want the violet one. Blue is my favorite color, and violet is a more girlie blue :)

homecookedem said...

I'd love the violet one because it looks so soothing and calm... ahhh, just what this frazzled first grade teacher needs at the end of a stressful day during the holidays!! :) I love yoga!! So many benefits!!

P.S. Your dinner looks wonderful!! :)

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

the black one is perfect for me!

christin said...

Seamist...I love the balance of self-control and harmony...sounds great!! Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

marianna said...

Definitely the Infinity.

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I would LOVE the color seamist!! That shade of green is absolutely gorgeous. Crossing my fingers for this one!

*Naomi* said...

love the violet!

what a great giveaway!!

and love roasted veggies AND fruit yummmmm

Angela said...

Violet! I need to seek calm and relaxation in my schedule in school before I lose my mind :)

Jenny P. said...

I would love the green one - good to meditate on the "compassion" theme while doing yoga.

Melissa said...

SEAMIST...so pretty:)
thanks for the opportunity to win.

blackcatkitchen said...

I'd choose ocean - I need some relaxation in my life!

Kate said...

I'd choose ocean to remind me of beach days while I do yoga.

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

ocean!

Julie L said...

I would pick Seamist - nothing wrong with a little harmony! And, I love the color!

Britt said...

Yummy dinner. :-)

Ocean. I love the color blue, plus its calming.

Maria said...

Purple for me please:) Great giveaway! I have a green mat now, but a new one is always a good thing:)

Hildur said...

I'd like the violet one because of the spiritual, healing and calming of it - perfect for yoga!

Cate said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I definitely like the violet :)

Angela said...

Yum, I am eating that squash right now.

I would love any shade of green because it's my favorite color, it reminds me of Rocky from the movie The Three Ninjas, it makes me think of the shades under trees, and it reminds me of my favorite 5th grade teacher (Her favorite color was green too).

:) have a good night teaching!

L4LMom said...

Black....infinity....Strength, Sophistication, Professionalism, Potential of Endless Possibilities...Everything I'm not and aspire to be. The possibility of actually doing yoga are limited, maybe a nice black mat will get me going.

Lele said...

Your leftovers look yummy! I made a squash, leek, and apple gratin for Thanksgiving, which was DELISH- and I bet the flavors are similar!

My fave is definitely solar!

just me said...

ohhh..i like ocean!! so pretty!

Rose said...

Violet is so pretty!

lesley lifting life said...

I've been wanting a new yoga mat! I'd like the "solar" one ; )

I had a stuffed squash dinner last night that reminded me of you :)

Pam said...

Violet...I just luv this color..so relaxing and peaceful!

Hey buttercup...luv that name too!...he he!...enjoy your evening!...Great giveaway!

Enjoy!

ktbwood said...

i love the ocean color! beautiful!! can you be my yoga teacher?!?! i dont like mine here!! :)

Yum Yucky said...

Confession: I just threw away a perfectly good butternut squash that I knew I would not cut up.

I should be arrested?

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Can't decided between the violet and seamist.

CD would love your dinner. Roasted brussels + apple + Parm. All his favs.

Will link back tomorrow!

Jennie said...

I love both the violet and the seamist colors!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

I love the photo of your dinner - it looks like a good autumn/wintery meal.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I got a yoga mat too. And reviewed it. Yay for yoga mats.

And I'll def take an entry to your contest. Great gift idea for my friends!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

And I am most def. linking you back in tomorrow's post. Thx lady!

Jenny said...

If I won the mat I would choose OCEAN!!! I love the water and the ocean so this is an obvious choice for me!! Love the color :)

Annie said...

Oh I love the violet, its so pretty!

Ashley Lauren said...

I love the description of infinity, but I like the Ocean color he best because it most closely matches one of my wedding colors :) Thanks for the chance!

Pete&Liesl said...

I would choose Orange (Solar), because it is my favorite color! And orange just makes people smile.

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Another busy day in (and out of!) Itzy's Kitchen! ;)Yum! Your dinner combos always leave me drooling!! Hope you had fun teaching!

Awesome giveaway, dear! I've had the same Target yoga mat for about 5 years-- so it's about time for an upgrade haha. I loooove the green one. So calming!
Have a wonderful day!

lilybeans said...

I would pick the ocean mat. There is nothing more calming or soothing than the waves against the shore.

Julie said...

that bowl of squash and b sprouts looks SO good!! it reminds me i have an acorn squash that needs breaking in to :)

hope you had fun teaching last night!!

i would totalllly love the solar one! yellow is my fav color :)

Holly said...

Fun giveaway! I would love the violet....because it's girly but not too girly. :-)

Jenna said...

i would LOVE to have the green one. I want this mat so bad b/c the two mats i do have are terrible and so slippery.

awesome giveaway! :)

Pam said...

Here's my link back:

http://alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/12/popcorn-balls.html

Have fun!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Consider yourself linked: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/12/02/having-trouble-finding-kabocha/

run said...

I'd get 'seamist'.

forthehealthofit01 said...

ooohhhhh, solar, please! The orange one. Love it! I'll link back and leave a seperate comment.

Kate said...

I love the "Ocean" colored mat!

emptynutjar said...

Hi Erica,
I really do enjoy your blog. You are so pretty in your pic :)
Have a great day, you are on my blogroll!

Amanda said...

Love the green one! Very calming!!

forthehealthofit01 said...

Here's my shout out!

http://forthehealthofit01.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/another-awesome-giveaway/

lisampls said...

ooooh, it's a tie between violet & seamist, both are so serene.

Gina said...

The black one is so beautiful! It simple yet so cool and neat!
:>

jean said...

I would choose violet - I think (hope!) it would help with that calming/soothing/meditative feeling that you need for yoga. plus I like the color. :-)

Bex said...

How nice of you and Aurorae! Thank you so much :)
I love the violet, I find it very calming and it's one of my favorite colors.

Neena said...

I would choose seamist! Great giveaway!

deborah said...

ooo awesome giveaway! i would love infinity--endless possibilities in life is just what i should focus on.

Mallory said...

oh the seamist is definitely my fave of them all!

Michelle said...

Seamist or Violet!

My current pilattes mat is sooo slippery. Would love to try this mat!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mallory said...

I linked back to your blog in my FB status... does that count for another entry? :)

Erica said...

That DEF counts Mallory :)

Janice said...

I would choose seamist - Its one of my fave colors (as can be seen on my website and blog!!) - thanks for the chance to win!
Janice

Anne Marie said...

What a cute mat!

Heidi said...

I'd definitely choose Violet... it's so pretty

lifeslittlenibbles said...

I would choose Infinity. Very Bold

Heather said...

I'd love the solar one. It looks so bright!

Anonymous said...

well i am torn between the violet blue and the seamist.....both are speaking to me ....green is my favorite color...but both are stand oiuts.
i guess seamist. it sure would be nice to have an awesome new mat for inspiration to start a new yoga class ;)
wendy
terry.burgess@murraystate.edu

Frozen Peace. said...

I would go with the seamist... it's a very earthy, tranquil color. Perfect for early morning yoga!

peaceandpeanutbutter said...

Either green or purple!

I def need a new mat :-)

Julie @savvyeats said...

I love the solar yoga mat!

Kristen said...

I love the green! This would be awesome to win

chrystad72 said...

I love the violet one!

chrystad72 said...

I linked back to this contest on my blog!

Julie said...

linkage woo hoo ;)

http://www.juliegolean.com/2009/12/liquid-stim.html

Erika said...

I would love the black infinity one bc black goes with everything! :)

Jessica said...

ocen for me! sooo pretty!

I Run for Fun said...

Ooh...violet is perfect! Give me some soothing calm spiritual energy!

Hmm...I should try that combination...squash, brussels and apple. Sounds delicious!

Charlene said...

Seamist! Thanks!!

Jes said...

Ocean...hands down!!! There is nothing more relaxing than admiring my favorite color while learning new yoga poses!!!

Kerstin said...

How fun! I pick violet for the calming :)

Marie said...

I'd go with the seamist. Soothing, Renewal, Intellect, Nature, Self Control, Gentle & Harmonious- these are all qualities I need as I try and be a good mom:)

Anna said...

Tomorrow is my 35th birthday! I would love the ocean color mat. I live in Hawaii and would love to bring a little bit of the outdoors to the studio!

vegaholic said...

I would want Solar because it'd add a little color and warmth to the chilly winter days of MN!

molly bloom said...

I would love to win the Aurorae mat in Solar :D I could definitely use a daily dose of stability and inspiration!

Alison said...

My yoga mat is SO. OLD. I would love a new one, and I would choose BLACK for STRENGTH and the POTENTIAL FOR ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. How cool is that? Love it! How awesome you got a new mat and the opportunity to give one away too!

I love the focal point icon too! What a great idea!

Sarah said...

Love the violet one!
Sarah

Krista said...

A roasted apple sounds like a lovely additon to roasted veggies!!

Natalie said...

I like the violet... Spiritual, soothing, healing... What yoga is all about to me :)

Kimberly said...

I love the color solar....it is bright and vibrant.

Molly B said...

I love it in seamist!

laurengarcia said...

The solar color was made for me =) So bright and invigorating!!

Heather said...

I've linked it to my post!

Emily said...

I'd choose black for strength!

e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

sb said...

solar...yummy orange to remind me to seek stability+warmth in the everyday.

Lisanne said...

It is kind of hard to decide since each color is described so nicely, but I would have to go with Seamist for the calming effect.

I Run for Fun said...

I just linked to this post on my blog. Have to say, it's an awesome giveaway.

melinda h. said...

Ohhh man.... its a close tie between the purple and yellow! So fun :)

jvegegirl said...

I like the blue one!

Mandie said...

I would love the black "infinity" one because it stands for strength and that is what I hope to achieve through yoga - both physically and mentally. Gotta love yoga :)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

I could seriously JUST eat love slivered almonds alone! Mmmmm love em!

Morgan, Hi! said...

I'd love the Seamist mat!

teresa said...

great giveaway! i would love a purple one! the food looks wonderful as always!

Morgan said...

I'd love the green one!

Elizabeth said...

I would like violet - Love!

Anonymous said...

Saw this from my daughter's blog, gethealthywithheather. We often do yoga together, but I don't have my own mat. Would love a purple one. Lynda

Jessica said...

my favorite mat is the black one- so sophisticated :)

Tiffany said...

The seamist color is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Definitely the violet one. My favorite color is purple.

Anonymous said...

I love the seamist! It is such a calming color which would surely help me to relax in my new flow yoga (just started these last few weeks) since right now as soon as I start sweating I'm slipping and sliding all over the place! :) Holding myself up takes almost as much strength as just holding the pose! hehehhee!

Seriously though, this mat would be well loved! My children and I are all trying to learn yoga without mats and Lord knows, we would love any color, just something to hold us together so we can try these fun new moves! :)

Great giveaway!

Jessica
jessica8098@hotmail.com

sweetandfit said...

hey there Erica! thanks for hosting this giveaway. I would love the infinity color (black) because it would "go" with everything. I am just starting to pick up yoga and it would be a great to have my own yoga mat =)

sweetandfit said...

just linked back =)

http://sweetandfit.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/salad-cravings/

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, I love the violet color one! So pretty!

Patty Robinson said...

Solar would be my choice, thanks!

brandi said...

i love the Ocean color - blues calm me down :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Yay for a giveaway--I need a new yoga mat for sure :-) The purple one would be my kinda mat!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I totally need a new mat. Green for me!

LadyRayCello said...

Violet be my pick. Why? It's what my eyeballs were drawn to first.
Reminds me of the scent of lavender too, which I love dearly...

A.H. said...

Ooo! I like the "Infinity" mat. It's so classy!

Tiff said...

I would love the ocean color since it would be for my husband if I won. It's a manly color.

ponyknit said...

I love the Ocean one b/c yoga relaxes me and allows my inner self to show the relaxed, attentive and patient person inside.

Janine M. said...

I would love the violet because it is soothing and calming and that is what I think of when I think of doing yoga!

Bekah said...

oooh i would def want the solar- which is most similar to my first ever yoga mat, that got tooo dirty, and threw away. :( i miss that one!

Bekah said...

linking back :)

M said...

I would loooove the Seamist one! I'm JUST starting to do yoga (like, literally this week did my first DVD!), and would love a nice mat :)

Thanks!

~Beth

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I was thinking that I didn't need this mat because I already have a mat and thought that I would let someone else have a shot. However, after thinking it over, I could really use this mat so that I can do my workout at home as well without having to lug a mat b/t school and home!

The violet color is so pretty.

Roya said...

i would definitely choose "seamist." it's so relaxing, plus green is my favorite color so it would match everything i have!

Allie Katie said...

Ocean FOR SURE! I loves it! Have a great night, Erica!

MRS SIMMONS said...

I would want the "ocean". I need calming in my life. You know it's hectic. We all need to be calm and visualize while we do yoga. Thanks.

haylee said...

The Seamist, so relaxing...

Diane said...

Ocean is SO pretty!

Ravi said...

I would like the Solar one
http://www.auroraeyoga.com/solar.htm

I like your blog and am hoping to be regular in my Yoga practice.

Thanks!

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I would LOVE 'infinity'love the violet!
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