First, here’s the randomly chosen winners of the Excedrin Relaxation Gift Baskets:


Well, I suffer from migraines quite frequently and the only thing that helps is some serious pain medication and trying to sleep. If I can fall asleep then usually by the time I wake up it is gone. I have also tried the migraine diet, but that subsided when I was pregnant, maybe I need to go back to it, but that means no chocolate and I just can’t do that!!!



I get ocular migraines which are terrible because they are not only painful but affect my eye sight as well. Nothing beats sleep to beat them but a hot bath and mint tea is also good. I’m a huge excedrin migraine fan but also take magnesium to help prevent them. This is an awesome giveaway. It’s nice to know that there are others out there with migraines who have great coping mechanisms.




ugh! I swear migraines are the worst pain. I hate them. I get them monthly. this kit would be a godsend.

I love taking a bubble bath with candles lit when mine start, it helps me relax.


Congrats to the winners! Please email me branappetit [at] gmail so I can get your info.


Secondly, it’s been a rough day.

If you were following any news today, you may have seen that a shooting happened at Virginia Tech. It’s a lot to take in, considering everything that has happened over the past 4 years – even more things that didn’t reach the national news level.

Thankfully, we’re fine – safe and sound at home, but a police officer lost his life, as did the shooter (or who they think was the shooter at this point). I don’t know why this happened or what the motives were, but it’s sad and shocking, regardless.

Just take a minute tonight to tell people that you love them.

Be a friend to someone. Hug your family. Do something nice that you have no reason to do, other than to simply help someone else.



  1. I always worry now….my sister lives in Lexington currently, but her fiance is still at Tech getting his doctorate. Scary stuff…..I bet even more so since you’re closer. :-(

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about the shooting. I’ll keep Virginia Tech in my thoughts and prayers.

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