I can’t believe that Biting Life’s two-year birthday (or “blogiversary” if you will ) is here! Have I really been blogging this long?? Biting Life has been on quite a little journey over the past two years…
Originally I started out my blog on Blogger with the name “Conquering College… One Bite at a Time” (I had a very short-and-sweet first post). In March 2011, I finally switched over to my own domain name and started using WordPress (let me tell you, it’s so much better). Along with the new domain came a new name for the blog too, which was “Living One Bite at a Time.” I realized that blogging had become a big part of my life and wasn’t just a fleeting fancy anymore, so obviously having “college” in my blog name was a little short-sighted. I still liked the “one bite at a time” part of my name, so I just switched up the first part of the name to “living” instead of “college” (the first post with this new name was a little bit longer, haha).
As my blog started to become more and more popular, I started to loathe this name that I’d chosen. It was soooo long and really annoying to type out. It also didn’t have a cute acronym that I could use instead… LOBAAT? That just sounds gross . After months of living with a blog name I hated, I had an epiphany and changed my blog’s name to “Biting Life.” Check out the post I wrote about how I chose this name and why I like it so much (I love this post!). I couldn’t be happier with this name – I really think it does an awesome job of representing who I am.
So here I am today! Two years later and stronger than ever. Recently I put together a page of my (and your!) favorite posts, which I think does a good job of highlighting the blog over the past two years. Definitely check it out if you’re a new reader!
To celebrate Biting Life’s awesome two years of existence, I have TWO awesome giveaways for you guys!!!
First up for grabs is a Shiloh Farms two-fer.
I’m a HUGE fan of Shiloh Farms. A couple of months ago, I won a Shiloh Farms giveaway on Lauren’s blog Say What You Need to Say and haven’t been able to get enough of them since. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve written about the magical deliciousness that is their maple sugar about a million times already.
And now you get to have some, too! Along with a package of pancake and waffle mix. YUM!
If you win this giveaway, you absolutely have to try out my recipe for Miranda’s Favorite Low-Calorie Oats, because it’s really really good. I have it for breakfast at least once a week! Even if you don’t win, I highly recommend that you go and check out their site. Shiloh Farms has some really awesome food and ingredients – including tons of organic stuff! And a little birdy told me that they’re even coming out with a Gluten-Free line soon. Awesome!
The second giveaway is…. Chobani Greek yogurt!!! Does anybody not love this stuff? I mean, seriously. It’s amazing.
The winner of this giveaway will receive a 12-cup assorted case! That’s a lot of yogurt! You’re definitely going to have to use some of it to make my favorite Chobani-inspired recipes, like:
I’m also in love with using Chobani plain Greek yogurt in Peanut Butter Finger’s healthy banana bread recipe. You gotta try this! It’s my favorite.
Here’s how to enter! You can enter either or both giveaways by following the rules below. Giveaway ends Saturday 9/15 at 11:59pm and I will announce the randomly-picked winners on Sunday 9/16 (the actual date of Biting Life’s two-year blogiversary!).
To entire the Shiloh Farms giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d make with either the maple sugar or the pancake/waffle mix. Do the tasks below for up to four extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each one telling me that you did it (i.e. “I followed @Biting Life on Twitter to win Shiloh Farms”).
- Follow @BitingLife on Twitter.
- Follow @ShilohFarms on Twitter.
- “Like” Biting Life’s Facebook page (I swear I’ll actually start using it more if you guys “like” it!).
- “Like” Shiloh Farm’s Facebook page.
*All comments for the Shiloh Farms giveaway must include the words “Shiloh Farms” somewhere in the comment, so I know which giveaway it is for.
To enter the Chobani giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat Chobani yogurt is. Do the tasks below for up to four extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each one telling me that you did it (i.e. “I followed @Biting Life on Twitter to win Chobani”).
- Follow @BitingLife on Twitter.
- Follow @Chobani on Twitter.
- “Like” Biting Life’s Facebook page.
- “Like” Chobani’s Facebook page.
Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway sponsored by Chobani and Shiloh Farms. Miranda Mowbray was not monetarily compensated for this post, although she may have been given free items. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winner will be chosen randomly from the comments on this post. Applicants must provide a valid email address. The winners will be contacted by email on Sunday 9/16/12. If the winner does not respond within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random winder will be chosen from the comments.