Winners and Second Chances

First –


Can we talk about this?

This was what I was up against Thursday afternoon.

I was working from home, but then the power (and internet) went out, so I had to take off the last few hours of the day.

Since I couldn’t do anything else, Maggie and I sat on the porch and listened to the baseball game going on at the school across the yard.

The birds and squirrels in the yard were driving her crazy – she was running around the porch, whining at the door, but mostly doing this:


Yup. That’s her. Trying to fit through the cat door, but she can’t. So she’d just lay there, with her head and front paws outside the porch and the rest of her inside.


How in the world do I get anything done with this dog in the house with me? Sometimes, I have no idea.

As for me…I had a slow start to my Monday.

I was at my parent’s house this weekend for a weekend filled to the brim with fun: a bridesmaid’s dress fitting and a baby shower for one of my closest friends. I kind of feel like I never sat down this weekend – it went by so fast!

And to make things even more fun, our internet still wasn’t working earlier today, so my work day was a little frustrating and not normal at all, but things worked out.

But I’ve got good news tonight!

1. It seems as though the internet is working (for now).

2. Monday workday is over!

3. HIMYM is on tonight.

4. I’ve got a whole slew of winners for you, since a few of mine from some other giveaways haven’t contacted me yet!!!


The TERRA Chip giveaway winner is:

Mary @ Bites and Bliss

Food Should Taste Good SP Chips! I’ve yet to try the chocolate, though..

And I haven’t heard from the winner of the coconut water vinegar OR the Kroger giveaway, so I’m picking new winners!

The new Tropical Traditions Coconut Water Vinegar winner is:

Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit

I would make this:

And the new Kroger CartBuster winner is:

natalie (the sweets life)

we’re moving in a few weeks so i’d stock up on non-perishables to fill our pantry when we arrive!

Congrats to everyone and thanks for entering! Please email me at branappetit [at] gmail and your prizes will be on their way : )


Happy happy Monday to YOU – I hope yours is going a bit smoother than mine!


  1. lol, what a silly pup! soooo cute! :)

  2. Haha, what would we do without internet. Probably a lot more of that. :)

  3. Ahh yay, I won!! I’ll be emailing you shortly. :) Maggis is so dang cute hanging out in the cat door like that. It must have just been killing her not to be able to get at those birds!

  4. that may be the cutest thing i’ve ever seen

  5. Maggie is too cute! I can see how you don’t get anything done :)

  6. How precious is Maggie?! And a character, too. I love the silly things animals do :]
    Congrats to the winners!

  7. Oh that Maggie. That pic of her head out of the cat door is too funny!

  8. Haha it definitely sounds like you’ve had an interesting couple of days to say the least! Maggie is adorable! My dog likes to sit like that with her head rested against random things as well. Maybe it’s a canine thing. It looks so uncomfortable.

  9. Love the picture of Maggie halfway through the cat door. Even though your Monday didn’t start out well I’m glad it improved by the end. I hope today is better.

  10. OMG I just love her to pieces, she’s hysterical! :)

  11. Oh my gosh these are the best Maggie photos ever.. she is a crack up!

  12. yay! emailing you now, sorry for the delay, still trying to catch up on blogs now that i’m home from vaca! :)

  13. Aaahhh! Your pup is hilarious! I love it!!

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