Treats For My Peeps

They had me at chocolate and caramel.

For this week’s Bloggy Giveaways Carnival I give you chocolate and caramel, no really I do.

Wanna win a Chex Mix Bars Basket of Indulgence that you can keep all for yourself while your kids gorge themselves silly on Halloween loot? It includes a box of the new delicious Turtle Chex Mix Bars, which have less than 150 calories per bar and 8 grams of whole grain per serving, and pampering treats like chocolate candles, caramel lotion and spa essentials like a loofah, hand massager, nail brush, and spa towel.

SIX, yes six, lucky BlondeMomBlog readers will win a Basket of Indulgence! Just leave a comment on this post by midnight Friday, October 31, telling me why you’d like to win. For two chances, link to my giveaway. A random winner will be selected from all comments (U.S. residents only); please make sure you leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you, should you be one of six lucky mamas to win a chocolate and caramel theme basket courtesy of General Mills and Chex.

I’ve also got a second fabulous contest going on at my alter ego, Savvy Housewife, for a secret weapon from  My Family Meal Planner that will make you super mama in the kitchen!


  1. AmandaK says:

    Since I never have the chance to get away and go to the spa, i’ll bring the spa to my house! After these past few months, I could really use it!

  2. W says:

    My wife and I could use the pampering. We have nine month old twins AND we were stupid enough to plan to move to a new house in 3 weeks.

  3. Lesly Orf says:

    This giveaway sounds super delicious. I think I would have to lock my family out and imagine I was at a spa being pampered.

  4. Heidi Thaden-Pierce says:

    I am typing this with a precious new baby in my arms and he wants to nurse all night long and I am exhausted. 🙂 So this basket sounds like a delightful treat to help me stay awake during the day. (And I have four older kids, so I’m sure they would enjoy raiding the goodies.)

  5. Jennifer says:

    With two boys under 3 and a hubby who’s TDY this week I think I may need a little pampering when he gets home! And I’d share some with my sister who’s expecting in February! Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds yummy 🙂


    Jennifers last blog post..More craftiness going on

  6. Dawn says:

    Ah we love Chex here at this house, but I haven’t gotten the chance to try the new bars yet and who would turn down a little pampering to go with it?

  7. Brynna says:

    I have no shame…I’d like to win because it includes something with chocolate. 😉 Thanks for a great giveaway!

  8. Linda J says:

    I haven’t tried the bars, but I HAVE tried the Turtle Chex mix in the bag, and man, oh man, is it good. I’m a sucker for lotions that smell like food, too, so this giveaway sounds tailor made for me.

  9. sara l. says:

    I’d like to win because we had my little man’s 2nd birthday bash this weekend and all the planning almost did me in!LOL! I could really use some relaxin’!
    Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

  10. Jill says:

    I’m all about CHOCOLATE!!

    Jills last blog post..Dover Publications – $10 off $30 Purchase + Free Activity Pages

  11. Christy says:

    I would love to win because I am 6 months pregnant and right now I need a little indulgence- especially when it comes in the form of chocolate and caramel.


    Christys last blog post..Weekly Update

  12. Deane says:

    I need this prize to keep me out of my kiddos Halloween goodies. It seems like a gain 5 lbs a month in the last 3 months of the year. LOL

  13. Dixie says:

    I need to win this because I need some pampering.
    This sounds heavenly.


  14. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t pampered myself since my kids have been born and that was 6 1/2 years ago. I’d LOVE to win this.

  15. Tara says:

    I would love to win.. It is nice sometimes to take time out for ourselves. Being a Mommy all day everyday is wonderful but sometimes you want to pull your hair out lol I would be really honored to win!

    cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. Laura says:

    I would love to win because I love Chex Mix. My Granny used to make it from scratch when I was a little girl. What fond memories! I haven’t tried the Turtle Chex Mix bars yet, but they sound delicious. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. Tanya Moyer says:

    I’d love to win because it would be a feast for the senses: it tastes good, it smells good, it feels good, and it looks good! What more can you ask from a gift basket! It Sounds wonderful!!! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  18. Lisa says:

    Sounds like a yummy win! 🙂 I love Carmel too and chocolate aint half bad either LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Susan says:

    I would love to win because I LOVE chocolate, and the other items are some of my favorite indulgences too!
    sjbraun at hotmail dot com

    Susans last blog post..Sarah Palin Campaign Stop in Fort Wayne Indiana

  20. Kellie says:

    I would love to win this to relax after a stressful day at the office then coming home and running after 6 kids under the age of 6….Yes you read right 6…I am taking care of my sister’s 4 kids while she is in the hospital and by the end of the day, I definitely need some me time 🙂 And what a better way to do it with chocolate and caramel!

  21. Tiffany says:

    I would love to win…because I’m seven weeks pregnant and could use a little pampering 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  22. Susan says:

    I’d love to win this because this mom needs some TLC and what better way than chocolate and spa products!

  23. CrystalGB says:

    I love the Chex Mix Bars. I buy them all the time. I could use the pampering products due to the stress of my hectic job.

  24. Kimberly says:

    I bought a box of the Chex turtle bars but DH and the kids beat me to them so I didn’t get even a bite! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

  25. Sarah M says:

    Oh, wow. This would be awesome to win. I’d love to pamper myself a little bit after I get home from work. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

  26. EG says:

    Oh man, I have NO time this week to do Bloggy Giveaways since I’m recovering from a vacation but I will enter your giveaway! I need to win for the above reasons. Also my new project has started and my old project hasn’t ended yet. Need chocolate.

    EGs last blog post..We’re Back

  27. Eternal Sunshine says:

    Because I’m trying to quit smoking and Chocolate and Caramel are known to help with Nicotine withdrawals.

    Ok, they’re not – I completely made that up. But it would make me feel better about quitiing, and might keep me from killing someone…


  28. Lori Z. says:

    Chocolate and caramel? My favorites, too! I would love to relax after watching the kids all day and use these (and probably scarf down the whole box while I was at it!). Thanks!

  29. Sandra says:

    I would love to win this as I think it would be the perfect gift for my Sister who needs a little pampering.

    owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

  30. Emily says:

    I could really use some indulgence. I’m only 21 weeks pregnant and already “feeling it” (ie. tired, sore) and have a toddler to chase around, too.

    Thanks for offering it!

    princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. kristan says:

    just found out we are adding more children to our 15 month old twins, i need as much relaxation as i can get when i can get it!

  32. Kandice says:

    With 4 kids under the age of 7, the pampering needs to be brought to my house! A little “non-mom” time would be lovely. Thanks!

  33. Lisa G. says:

    I work outdoors all day with my husband and I would love to win this basket for a little pampering! Chocolate and carmel would definitely do the trick!
    lisalmg (at) ktis (dot) net

  34. Kristy says:

    this giftbasket is the perfect hands on educational tool for explaining the differences between turtle and turtle – meaning edible and non edible!

    what a treat!

  35. Krista says:

    I would like to win because I’ve tried this stuff before and it is AMAZING! And I can’t afford indulgences at the moment (why did that just make me think of Catholics from ages ago?)

    Kristas last blog post..Ze Ballet

  36. Cassandra says:

    I’d like to win so that I can try this product from Chex (what a combo) and so that I can finally indulge without feeling guilty!

  37. Amy says:

    I would love to win this because I need some pampering. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, so although I love the Fall, the shorter days and overcast weather makes me tired and less energetic. This basket would really “brighten” my day. Thanks.

  38. Jill Myrick says:

    What a wonderful basket !
    This would be so Perfect for me as I could Desperately use a little me pampering time.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
    I would LOVE to win !!

  39. Suzie G says:

    I’d like to win because I’m a stay at home mom of two kids under 3 and I could really use some indulging! That and I love food and spa stuff. 🙂

  40. Jennifer C says:

    I want to win because I love chocolate!

    Thanks for a great contest!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail {dot} com

  41. Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories says:

    I’d like to win because what better way to pamper myself then with a little chocolate, not to mention some spa treats? Also…I fell this week and hurt my knee pretty badly, and so I think I need a little cheering up. This would do it. 🙂

    Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memoriess last blog post..Party Planning

  42. Judy P says:

    I would love to win because I need an indulgence for myself – I have 4 boys – need I say more?

  43. Debra F says:

    Caramel and chocolate and you need to ask why I’d like to win??? Silly, because it’s caramel and chocolate. My two best friends.

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

  44. Karen says:

    I could really use this today. After picking up my kids from Homeschool PE and on my way to the pediatrician’s office, I had a flat tire!! It was just one of those days….

  45. Christy Hickman says:

    I have so much going on right now that I could really use this. With being 8 months pregnant, going to school myself, and having a 7 year old, and a very hyper 2 year old, along with trying to run a household, I need some pampering. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  46. Sarah Z says:

    I’d like to win so I can soak in the tub while my daughter is quiet eating the chocolate!!

  47. Jesica says:

    I REALLY really need some chocolate and caramel. It’s a scientifically proven fact that chocolate and caramel will help me heal more quickly from my recent surgery.

    Jesicas last blog post..I’m Home!

  48. Belinda says:

    I want to win this because I love Chocolate. I also want to try that lotion…it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  49. Jennifer M says:

    Chocolate and spa type products, I don’t even think I have to say why I’d like to win, but I will. I need a little self indulgence since having my baby a few months ago.

  50. Lis says:

    I would love to win! Thank you for the great giveaway I’m always glad to eat healthy food 😀

    Liss last blog post..Giveaway

  51. Cherie J says:

    Would love to win because with a 2 year old and a 5 year old and homeschooling the 5 year old I am in dire need of chocolate, caramel and some pampering.

  52. Jenna says:

    I’d like to win because it sounds so yummy and I could use some relaxation after chasing my two boys around all day!

  53. Anita Hiltz says:

    I love chocolate and these sound so yummy! After driving my 3 kids to and from school everyday to 3 different schools at different times of the day…this would make a wonderful treat for me! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway for us!

  54. Becky says:

    How fantastic! I would love to win because I love chocolate, and I need some “me” time. Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win 🙂
    eyeslikesugar (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. Janna Johnson says:

    I’d like to win because I work with very mentally ill children everday and could use a nice quite time and pampering for myself!


  56. Elaine says:

    I want to win because I have been up all night with a sick daughter and a son who had a bad dream, I’ve got a sinus infection, my husband is going out of town tonight and I just want to relax! Spa+Chocolate+caramel=one happy momma

  57. Amy Nathan says:

    I’d like to win because unless someone forces it on me in the shape of a basket, I don’t relax!

    Amy Nathans last blog post..In general, do you like things to be specific?

  58. Jodi says:

    I would love to win this for my mother, she has had a rough couple months, and this would really lift her spirits.

  59. Elizabeth M. says:

    I want to win this because if I can have my absolute favorite flavor combination of all time: chocolate and caramel, and I can have it in a low-cal guilt-free way, I’m just not going to say no. I’d be crazy to say no. That’s a taste sensation of epic proportions and I’m so in for this!

  60. Jeni says:

    I would like to win because I have 5 kids and can’t even go to the bathroom alone.they won’t want it it’s to girly

  61. Leeanthro says:

    I would love to win this and sneak it to work so that I don’t have to share with my family! A girl needs a little treat all to herself once in a while.

    Leeanthros last blog post..Meet Daphne

  62. Kirby McCauley says:

    I’m going to grad school full time & working full time. I could really use a little help taking a moment for me mental health! lol

  63. Kam A says:

    I definitely could use some relaxation with 2 young boys!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  64. Lynn says:

    With 4 children I never seem to have time to pamper myself!! This would certainly help!! Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Lynns last blog post..

  65. Liz G. says:

    It would be easier to list why I wouldn’t like to win! I love Chex, I love caramel, I love lotion and I love chocolate– that’s 4 good ones. =)

    Thanks for offering this up– it’s awesome!!

  66. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to win because it would make a great de-stresser. I’d enjoy the chocolate and the spa items.

  67. jenna says:

    Why would I like to win? I’m a Mommy of two beautiful little girls that keeps forgetting to take time out for myself! This would definitely help 🙂

    jennas last blog post..Wordless Wednesday-This is My Monkey Child!

  68. Angela says:

    I would like to win because, well, I need a little bit of indulgence in my life these days. Thanks for the giveaway!
    P.S. I

  69. Mia J. says:

    After doing all the things a SAHM does during the day I would love a little relaxing and papmering. Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. Krissy says:

    I wanna win because those chex mix bars are calling my name! mmmmm and i wanna smell the caramel lotion & chocolate candles!

  71. Becky Newson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve seen a lot of these in the Carnival, but I’m DYING to have one! First of all, I love Chex. Secondly, I LOVE chocolate. Third, I *totally* need some relaxation! I’ve got three young kids, and it’s been forever since I’ve had a real break. It’s sad… my grandfather looked like he was doing poor enough that we thought he might die, and I was actually starting to think how nice it would be to get away to a funeral just so I could get a break from the daily tasks of mothering. See? I *need* a break. Even if it’s just with some treats and goodies in the tub!

  72. Tracye says:

    I so need this!

    I have a first grader, a toddler and baby #3 on the way… and I just got an abnormal test result back that shows precancerous cells on my cervix.


    So I need some chocolate and some relaxation right about now!

    Tracyes last blog post..

  73. Jacqueline in Atlanta says:

    I have been working my head off during band season.
    I would just like to get in the bubble bath with that chocolate and a good cup o joe and relax for a few minutes!!

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  74. karissa says:

    I woudl like to win b/c I want to take a bath and soak and eat and read all at the same time! and then put on caramel lotion so I still think I am eating!

  75. SJ says:

    I’m a chocolate lover and really could use some pampering! Sounds like the basket would work wonders for a stressed out Mommy!

    SJs last blog post..Lucky 26

  76. Amanda B. says:

    Being a SAHM of a 9 month old with a husband who works 50 hours a week and is exhausted when he gets home, there isn’t much time for me t relax. I would make time to relax with this…lol!!

    Great giveaway!!


  77. dani says:

    I love chocolate! I love Chex! I love Caramel! I love you for having this giveaway!


    daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

  78. Julianne says:

    I would love to win it because it is Chocolate and Caramel. Need I say anymore? Well, if you insist, I will indulge you, but I truly want you to indulge me with a Basket of Indulgence. It sounds delicious and to relax sounds wonderful! Thank you for this great opportunity!

  79. holly says:

    I would love to share these with my girls at the next girl’s night out! Yum! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com

  80. Lindsie says:

    i would like to win because I work in the financial industry and with the economic crisis going on i could use a mini-vaca!

  81. Jennifer says:

    This basket looks great, I would like to win because I really want to try some of the caramel lotion! Thanks!

  82. Betty C says:

    Yum! Two of my favorites chocolate and caramel. I’ve been working tons of overtime lately and I need some pampering. This would do the trick nicely.

  83. Michelle says:

    mmm turtle bars. They sound delicious and I’d love to get a whiff of the caramel lotion!

    shellbell212 at

  84. Michelle K says:

    Well, the most important reasons I’d like to win this prize is chocolate and caramel. Need I say more?

  85. Tamara Bennington says:

    I would really love to win one of these wonderful baskets. The children can have one of the Chex mix bars and I can soak in a hot tub for some relaxation for some peace and quiet.

  86. Linda F says:

    Because I love chocolate and I haven’t treated myself in such a looooooooooooong time. This basket sounds divine.

  87. elizabeth p says:

    I would love the chance to relax, my company is short staffed and we are gearing up for one hetic busy season. Wish me luck and send me a basket.

  88. AMity says:

    Well I need to win because I have 4 young children who I am homeschooling…need I say more?


  89. angelarcher says:

    Wow! The best of both worlds – sweet treats and a little pampering, too. Sounds wonderful! 🙂

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