A Well Deserving Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

I do not have a recipe for you today, but I do have something that is sure to put a smile on your face and the face of others.  This opportunity came to me a pinch late and with other prior commitments this week, I didn’t have time to prepare a recipe.  But one thing you know is that I love Ocean Spray.  I have become kind of addicted to their Cranberry Diet Line.  Whenever I have had a BBQ this summer, I am sure to bring a bottle of Ocean Spray with me.  That way I stay away from the boos and other high calorie drinks.  I can drink the diet line completely guilt-free.  As you can see from past posts, I have made some wonderful creations using Ocean Spray such as my Cranberry Lemonade Popsicles.

Cranberry Lemonade Popsicle's

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

 Diet Mixed Berry Smoothie

Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry and Berry Smoothie

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

Pretty in Pink Smoothie

Pretty in Pink Smoothie


Remember back in June when I talked about the Ocean Spray Sensational Awards?  You nominated someone who makes your day sunny and they could win a trip anywhere in the US. Well they narrowed it down to three deserving people and we need your help.

Here are the nominees:

Dee Lopez, 78, of Lomita CA; Lara Stanze, 46, of Smithville, MO; and Joe Coyle, 47, of Christiansburg, VA have never met, but they have one thing in common: all three have been selected as finalists to receive Ocean Spray’s Sun-sational Award, an all-expense-paid trip anywhere in the U.S., compliments of Ocean Spray® CranlLemonade™ and JetBlue Airways. Fans can vote to send their favorite finalist on a sun-sational summer getaway now through Thursday, July 25 on Ocean Spray’s Facebook page.

You can learn more about Lopez, Stanze and Coyle by viewing their stories online at Ocean Spray’s Facebook page.  A winner will be announced on Friday, July 26.

I nominated The Dream Maker, Lara Stanze.  Such a wonderful story and Lara is sure deserving of a getaway.  You have to read her story.  I won’t tell you about it but it’s heart breaking and yet at the end it is rewarding to others.


So what is the giveaway for you?  Ocean Spray is kind enough to give one of my readers a $100 gift card to help towards your sunny giveaway.

All you have to do is:
  • Cast your vote for one of three deserving finalists and send them on a sunny, summer getaway!  Just go here!  Just be sure you come back and tell me who you voted for.
For more chances to win, just be sure you told me you did so.
  • Pin one of my Ocean Spray recipes on this page.
Today is the last day for the contest, so be sure to cast your votes today!  I already did!!!  I will pick a winner on Friday night and announce the winner on Saturdays blog post.
Stayed tuned for tomorrow for a rich yummy treat that you can make over the weekend!  😉
Ocean Spray



  1. I never knew you could do so much with cranberry juice!! Now…which one of these recipes to try out first? I’m thinking the popsicles!

  2. http://Mami2jcn says

    Grandma Dee Lopez gets my vote!

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  5. http://Jeffrey says

    I casted a vote for Lara Stanze!

  6. http://Jeffrey says
  7. http://Betty says

    I already voted for Joe – First Responders are volunteers in our community and vital

  8. http://Betty says
  9. http://Jeffrey says

    I pinned the Diet Mixed Berry Smoothie: http://pinterest.com/pin/122371314847983152/.

  10. http://Betty says
  11. Pinned the Christmas cranberry smoothie!

  12. http://Ladywild says

    Lara Stanze!

  13. http://Renata says

    Joe Coyle of Christiansburg VA gets my vote!

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  15. http://Amanda%20Sakovitz says

    I voted for Grandma Dee!

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  18. http://nadine says

    I voted for Joe. Loved the video 🙂

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  20. http://Heather%20B says

    I voted for Joe. That was awesome 🙂

  21. http://Heather%20B says

    I pinned Cranberry Lemonade Popsicles.

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  23. http://Shelly says

    I voted for Grandma Dee.

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  25. http://Thomas%20Murphy says

    I voted for Lara Stanze

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  28. http://Margot%20C says

    I voted for Lara Stanze, I hope she wins (I can’t believe your nominee is in the final 3!)

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  31. http://Lisa%20Brown says

    Voted for Lara Stanze.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  32. http://Lisa%20Brown says

    tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/360427498351243266
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  33. http://Lisa%20Brown says

    pin – http://pinterest.com/pin/277675133248117793/
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  34. http://JeriOR says

    They are all very deserving of this win, but I voted for Joe.

  35. http://Vunda%20V says

    i voted for lara stanze!

  36. http://kolpin says

    i voted for joe!!

  37. http://Georgiana says

    Voted for Grandma Dee!

  38. http://Geena%20O%20Joseph says

    Was tough to decide, in the end voted for Grandma Dee.

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  41. http://Jessie%20C. says

    I voted for Lara Stanze, MO

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  44. Voted for Grandma Dee!!

  45. http://shannon says

    I voted for Joe!

  46. http://Jen%20P. says

    I voted for Lara!

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  48. http://Jen%20P. says

    Pinned the Christmas Cranberry Smoothie, looks delicious! http://pinterest.com/pin/184788390933659680/

  49. Lara!! Such a heartwarming video, too. ♥

  50. http://Kristyn says

    I voted for grandma dee!

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  52. http://Stacey%20N. says

    I voted for Lara! They are all deserving, though.

  53. http://bella211 says

    I voted for Grandma Dee!

  54. http://Raymond says

    Grandma Dee gets my vote!

  55. http://Natalie%20Vandenberghe says

    All of them are deserving. I voted for Joe.

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  58. http://Deish%20W says

    I voted for Grandma Dee!

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  61. http://N.R. says
  62. http://N.R. says

    I voted for Grandma Dee Lopez 🙂

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  64. http://Elena says

    voted for Lara Stanze

  65. http://Elena says


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