a trip to the park that got rained out + a naturebox giveaway! :: CLOSED

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

the weather was perfect the other night.  low 70s, clear.  we took ourselves and a blanket to the park for a little evening fun.  some playground, running around to get out the end-of-the-day jitters (that applies mostly to parker), some feeding of the ducks, and maybe we'd even catch a little sunset from the water.  and lovely it was!  until... the weather had different plans and out of absolutely nowhere it started to pour.  the sun stayed out the whole time and those sunny rainstorms are sort of my favorite, but it's not totally conducive to the little sunset viewing and blanket relaxing i had planned.  oh well, parker and lindsey ran around in it while steve, william, and i ducked for cover under a nearby tree.


we also brought along some of the latest naturebox snacks.  are you familiar with them?  if you're not, it's pretty cool.  they're a bunch of easy-to-grab (key!!) snacks that are definitely leaning on the healthy side (also key!!) when it comes to the to-go snack world.  i had such fun browsing the snacks page to pick a few out.  we tried the whole wheat strawberry figgy bars (mine and parker's favorite), the chocolate quinoa granola (a family favorite), and the dark chocolate nom noms (steve's favorite).  the sticks and stones were also delicious.  next i want to try the garlic pumpkin seeds and the sea salt pop pops!
a little more on naturebox: they're a subscription service that lets you select whichever snacks you wanna try and then they deliver them!  to your doorstep!  for free!  and for those interested (that'd be me) no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.  so when you throw them in your bag for your outing, you don't have to feel really bad about it either.  onto the next adventure!

today naturebox is giving away a 6-month subscription to two readers!  enter the giveaway by checking out their snacks here and then letting me know in the comment section which snacks you'd like to try as well as your email address!  open to U.S. shipping addresses only.  

this giveaway is closed: megan and emma are the two winners!  you'll be contacted shortly!

and for a discount: 50% off first deluxe box using code TALES50 or $10 off your first box in your first prepaid subscription. new and U.S. subscribers only.  use the code at checkout!

thanks for entering!

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104 comments:

  1. I would try the figgy bars and the pistachio power clusters!

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  3. My family would love the Whole wheat lemon figgy bars....YUM! Brynsmommy@aol.com

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  4. I would love to try the Granny Smith Apples or Dark Cocoa Nom Noms! Look so good!
    qyott@health.usf.edu

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  5. You had me at chocolate quinoa bars! cassandraexsted@gmail.com

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  6. I've been dyyyying for a NatureBox subscription ever since I gifted one to my college-aged sister last year and she raved about them for all six months. I'd take any of the snacks; they all look so good! But I wouldn't say no to the pear praline crunch. Or the sunshine chips. Or the roasted kettle kernels. Or, you know, any of them... jranedasitzler@gmail.com

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  7. I soooo need the salted caramel pretzel pops. thechattymommy(at)optonline(dot)net

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  8. So many choices! (And I apologize if I comment twice- computer is being freaky). The blueberry figgy bars look awesome. The sunflower kernels- the dark chocolate noms- pretzels.... How do you choose???

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  9. there are a lot of granolas that sound good. But those salted caramel pretzel bits look amazing. I think my son would love the guacamole bites.

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  10. I want to try the Cheddar and Onion Sunflower Kernels and the zesty noodle crunch! meganfaulk@live.com

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  11. I would definitely like to try the chocolate quinoa granola and coconut cashews!

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  12. Oh my snacks, they all sound and look delicious! without naming them all a couple I'd like to try are the blueberry almond bites and the cinnamon spiced almonds!

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  13. They have a tomato mix that looks tasty!

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  14. Their nuts are awesome!

    scgrits at gmail dot com

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  15. For sure the salted caramel pretzel pops.

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  16. Things that sound great to my 29-weeks pregnant self: cheddar and onion sunflower kernels, PB&J granola, salted caramel pretzel pops, smoky pumpkin seeds, & dried pears! youngnotpowerless @ gmail dot com

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  17. medjools and the praline pumpkin seeds! kandyce dot pinckney at gmail dot com

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  18. Salted caramel pretzel bites for a snack?!?! Sign me up! The figgy bars look great too as I'm a sucker for fig newtons.

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  19. definitely the salted caramel pretzel pops and raspberry figgy bars

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  20. Oh, my gosh. The big island pineapple rings are TO DIE FOR! mumcave.... gmail....com

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  21. Those dark chocolate nom noms sound amazing! And they have tons of other snacks I'd love to try.

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  22. Raspberry figgy bars for sure! rachelmarietaylor6@gmail.com

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  23. I'd try the flax fortune cookies... I always love me a good fortune cookie- these don't have the shape, so I'd love to see how they compete in the flavor department. missjackiesteele at gmail dot com.

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  24. The citrus kick almonds and everything bagel sticks look amazing. Although it all looks good! (and sorry if I double commented. I don't think the first one went through?) cheryllinds at gmail dot com

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  25. Dark Chocolate Nom Nom's.... Mmmmhmmm. :) ChrstyLOL@Gmail.com

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  26. The honey dijon pretzels, any figgy bars, any of the cherry stuff, lemon tea biscuits, everything bagel sticks, honey crunch chips, chia seed crackers, cherry berry bonanza, garden tomato crunchies, tart and tangy fruit medley, any of the nom noms, mocha almond bars. I would like to try EVERYthing literally. It looks SO GOOD. I *really* hope I win this one!!! Thanks for the chance! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  27. The sea salt pop pops would be great since we're big fans of popcorn (it's at least a weekly snack around here). I love that they offer over 50 vegan snacks. Thanks for the giveaway! emilygcannon@hotmail.com

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  28. mmm the apple pie oat clusters look incredible!
    aloveblog926 @ gmail.com

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  29. Lemon Tea Biscuits and Sea Salt Pop Pops for me! loraleimarr at yahoo dot com

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  30. Coffee kettle popcorn? Yum! svance39 at gmail dot com

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  31. lemon pucker pistachios. yummm. jennifer.a.le@gmail.com

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  32. Those strawberry figgy bars look soooo good!
    sburton1130@gmail.com

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  33. The Pear Praline Crunch! YUM!
    courtneyfvance@gmail.com

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  34. brushetta pops, pear praline crunch...soo soo many good options! I had a sample of Nature box and loved every selection!

    sarah.unc.jesse@gmail.com

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  35. oh wow! everything looks so yummy! Definitely would like to try the Sea Salt Pops, Baked cheddar potato fries, coffee kettle popcorn (waaa???!), and the guacamole bites. yum-o! Thanks for the giveaway!

    maryrosebrame@gmail.com

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  36. I would try the salted caramel pretzel pops, baked sweet potato fries, defeinitely the dark chocolate nom noms, and all of the dried fruit! Looks delicious!!! Yummmm!!
    mickersnickers16@yahoo.com

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  37. cranberry almond bites, whole wheat raspberry figgy, carrot strawberry fruit chews!!!

    aimeepdx@gmail.com

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  38. The bruschetta pretzel bites! Yum!
    angiermoser@gmail.com

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  39. sound like wonderful snack options! I would love to try the sea salt sun crunch, maple habanero pretzel pops, and dutch cocoa-sun crunch. they all look wonderful!

    mary.conway.13@gmail.com

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  40. Any of the whole wheat figgy bars, as well as the cheddar sesame stix. Although at 30 weeks pregnant, pretty much anything looks amazing :)
    cara.hanson@gordon.edu

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  41. Dark Cocoa Nom-Noms! Because i would have a legitimate reason to say, Nom-Noms! abarteag@gmail.com

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  42. mmmm, the dutch cocoa sun crunch and the pear praline clusters both look awesome. juebbing at gmail.com

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  43. The Big Island Pineapple Rings sound delightful, but a ton of other things sound good too, like all of the pretzel pop flavors!
    jenifermdebono@gmail.com

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  44. My husband and I were contemplating NatureBox a while back, but were mid-move and never got around to giving it a go. My interest has been (re)piqued! Bruschetta Pretzel Pops, Coffee Kettle Popcorn, and Guacamole Bites top the list!

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  45. Yum! Apple oat clusters, chocolate quinoa granola, pistachio power clusters, I could go on... mrsbeccasjones@gmail.com :)

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  46. I've been wanting to try NatureBox for a while! I recently started eliminating sugar from my diet, so I love that they have the option to filter for snacks without that! I would like to try the peppery pistachios and the guacamole bites. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kjshell7@gmail.com

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  47. I've always wanted to try NatureBox! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! Some of the snacks that I'd love to try....apple pie oat clusters, coffee kettle popcorn, and salted caramel pretzel pops. But really I'd love to try everything! ;) mcdanieljenny@aol.com

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  48. Oh, I've wanted to try NatureBox for a while, thanks for the giveaway! I'd try the Mighty Mix or the Sour Cream and Onion Almonds.

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  49. The apple and strawberry figgy bars sound good.

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  50. The french vanilla almond granola and blueberry almond bites sound amazing!

    breanna.6218@gmail.com

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  51. The chili lime pistachios sound incredible!

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  52. Whoa, yum! I'd like apple pie oat clusters, dark cocoa nomnoms, and baked cheddar potato fries!
    michellewjones1 at gmail

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  53. I would love to try any of the figgy bars and I'm sure my toddler would too! hilums@yahoo.com

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  54. Cranberry almond bars and the pop pops, yum!

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  55. Oh, and my email... awbaker15@gmail.com

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  56. I need these because I'm an awful cook but really value healthy, natural food :) The Mexican Mango, dried pears, and dried apples look delish! Would rather not post my email but this comment is linked via my Gmail. Thanks!

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  57. French toast granola or mighty mix, please!! Thanks for the giveaway! acmicheli at gmail.com

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  58. Cheddar and onion sunflower seeds for sure!!!

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  59. The lemon tea cookies! I've been wanting to try this for a while- I think I might actually go for it this time. :)

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  60. I would pick the PB&J Granola!!! kristamae12@hotmail.com

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  61. I'd like to try the poppy seed sticks.
    wtiger9@bellsouth.net

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  62. I'd like to try the cherry vanilla granola. Thank you!
    caitgoulding at hotmail dot com

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  63. I must pick blueberry flax granola with cranberry macaroon granola a close second shelleybamburg at bellsouth.net

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  64. I have been wanting one if these subscriptions. I'd pick the salted caramel pretzel pops.

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    1. Email is lauren.e.akers@gmail.com. Sorry about that!

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  65. Blueberry fig bars and Sante fe stix.
    jenniferlhoscheit@gmail.com

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  66. I think the Pear Praline Crunch looks so yummy!

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  67. Coffee Kettle Popcorn and the dried pineapple looks great!

    johnnaf_freund@yahoo.com

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  68. Mmm, chocolate quinoa granola!
    lisamhimes@yahoo.com

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  69. Yum! So many of their snacks sound really tasty. I'd love to try the Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops and the Chili Lime Pistachios!

    brookelhardin@gmail.com

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  70. whole wheat strawberry figgy bars and garlic pumpkin seeds =)

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  71. Love the idea of quality ingredients delivered right to your door!
    Toasted Cheddar Stix and Whole Wheat Raspberry Figgy Bars look delish.

    kathrynmaetaylor@gmail.com

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  72. You had me at dark chocolate nom noms!

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  73. They had me at Toasted Cheddar Stix. I'm also intrigued by the Cranberry Almond Bites. smartificial.sweetener@gmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Oh I have been wanting to try Naturebox! I think their pistachios, fruit bars, nom noms, and granolas sound great!

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    1. Oops! I forgot my email: emma.grey.r@gmail.com

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  75. The mapl pretzel pops sound SO good!!! gomez6281@gmail.com

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  76. i would love try the apple pie oat clusters

    yum

    roxhayward@gmail.com

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  77. The Coffee Kettle Popcorn or Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops sound incredible. I'd rock those for dinner! I've always wanted to try naturebox...great giveaway!

    mkhlambton@gmail.com

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  78. I would love to try the baked peppery potato fries!

    bkds79@gmail.com

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  79. toasted sesame stix or zest noodle crunch
    featheredaleda@hotmail.com

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  80. Figgy bars, dark chocolate nom noms, coffee kettle corn! I'd try any of it! Haha. sbhubert@att.net

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  81. Zest noodle crunch please! Lisa.welch@me.com

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  82. Everything sounds delicious! Deffinitely want to try the Toasted Cheddar Stix, Dark Choc Nom Noms and the Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops. kevansbrat@aol.com

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  83. Chocolate Quinoa Granola- yum!! Ashleyfbrown@hotmail.com

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  84. Figgy bars would be a winner at my house! ksindahl at gmail dot com

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  85. raspberry figgy bars, sourdough cheddar pretzels, cranberry almond bites.
    aeinfeld at gmail dot com

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  86. Love this giveaway! We'd love to try the raspberry figgy bars, lemon pucker pistachios, and the country ranch peas...so many things that look good! hkruegs at gmail dot com

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  87. baked cheddar potato fried & coconut cashews… or I'd like to try almost everything because it all looked so good! slkit.2010@gmail.com

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  88. I have one year old twins who are heading to daycare in 22 days *sad face* and I'd love to pack their lunches with either the whole wheat raspberry figgy bars or the baked sweet potato fries. beckyhill at gmail dot com

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  89. The Kung Pao Pretzels and Italian Bistro Pretzels look delicious! mcguire dot aly at gmail dot com

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  90. Yum! I love that you can filter for dietary restrictions to avoid looking at all of the yummy food you can't eat and just see the awesome food that you can.
    I would love to try the guac bites, sunshine chips, sweet potato fries (the list is endless!).
    lanese.allison@gmail.com

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  91. I like the Dried Pears and the Cherry Berry Bonanza snacks
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  92. Mocha almond bars would please everyone at this house. Everything looks good to me!

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  93. The whole wheat blueberry figgy bars look delightful! As do the praline pumpkin seeds. Hard to pick one!

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  94. I'm going for their baked cheddar potato fries! lizluscomb@live.com

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  95. holy heck these all look fantastic... those raspberry figgy bars are callin' my name. amanda.c.jaynes@gmail.com

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  96. I definitely want to try those strawberry figgy bars and the baked cheddar potato fries! And the dark coacoa nom noms! jessa at riotousliving dot com

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  97. Well, I ended up scrolling all of the way to the bottom of the page because good grief everything kept looking better and better. And then, there it was at the very bottom of the page the "mocha almond bars!" Yes please. I'll take those.

    mollycdrees@gmail.com

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  98. Not sure if my comment went through - trying to comment via my iPad and it's not working right today.
    Just in case, here it is again.
    Flax crostini
    Mighty mix
    Pear pecan praline
    Fuji apples
    Marina.berryman@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  99. Coffee kettle popcorn, not even a question

    Lns002@uark.edu

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  101. Not sure if my comment went through. I would like to try the raspberry figgy bars, seaweed rice pops, and lemon pucker pistachios. morelove715@gmail.com

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