It has been a treat sampling products over the past several months for review, and last week I received the funnest package to date:
Doesn’t it just make you smile? I open this big ol’ box and a cock-eyed pistachio was grinning at me bigger than Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat!
In a nutshell (**snicker**), Everybody’s NUTS! are a FABULOUS choice for snackin’ because:
- They offer a variety of flavors (Roasted & Salted, Roasted No Salt, European Roast & Salt & Pepper)
- They’re a good source of fiber & are heart healthy
- They have a cool guarantee: 100% of their nuts will be open. If you find a closed nut in your package, send it to ’em (along with proof of purchase) and they’ll send you a FREE box of nuts
- The most important thing? They’re delicious, high-quality pistachios–it’s not a stretch to say they’re the BEST pistachios I’ve ever tasted!
- FABULOUS, fun, interactive website (though links to their on-line store weren’t working when I tried ’em).
- Excellent packaging including using recycled materials with explaining why they do so, "…because Everybody’s NUTS! loves trees.
And guess what? I have an "Everybody’s NUTS!" prize pack to give away–a sample of their pistachios, and a tee shirt and cap like the ones pictured above. IF I can get my (teenage kids???) to part company with Stach-the-stuffed-wonder-nut, I’ll throw that in, too (wish I was kidding on that one, but I’m not…). All you have to do to win is scroll down my front page, read a post you haven’t yet, and comment HERE your thoughts (my personal favorites are "Trapeze", "Is it Obvious?" and "A Twinkling").
Trust me, you’ll want to win…these things are good enough to eat!
I like the Trapeze photo and poem. It reminds me of summer camp. I was always the kid to scared to jump into the swimming hole. It had nothing to do with the rope swing – I just didn’t know how to swim and didn’t want anyone to know. 🙂 I did eventually learn though.
I love pistachios! I ate them for the first time about a month ago. I don’t know how I went so long without ever trying them.
I love pistachios, too! Does it count if the Friday’s 40 post is the only one on the front page that I haven’t already read?? 🙂
OK, can I still enter if I have two favorites? One fave is Never leave home without it. I take my camera everywhere and the few times I didn’t, I’ve regretted it seriously. My other fave: A Twinkling. My son was always like that. Emotional, sensitive. He called me to bed one night and told me to look at the clouds — one was evil and one was good — and we cuddled, etc. At 20, he doesn’t do that too much, but once in awhile that side of him pops out. Your story gave me warm fuzzy memories of my boy.
Hey, i’ve read ’em all, like a good little loyal reader. But I didn’t comment on “twinkling” because, well, it was just a bit too much to take in. I prefer not to do that sort of math, thank you.
Even though our son is only two, I guess I’m a little drawn to “A Twinkling.” When he’s snuggled in my lap while we’re reading a book or I’m rocking him before putting him to bed, or when he stops playing with his trucks and tractors and runs to give me a hug and/or a kiss — I almost wish I could “bank” those moments.
Oh, how he’s stolen my heart like I never thought possible!
(Tonight, I’m so mushy. I must be “Mashed Tater Mama.”)
Never leave home without it….I agree, more important than the plastic is the camera, I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been somewhere and have missed a Kodak moment because it’s at home. Beautiful sunrise!
A local farmer’s wife packages and sells the almonds her husband grows under the name….wait for it….”My Husband’s Nuts”. For realz!
P.S. I read you everyday and love how excited you get about Paula Dean, but you don’t need to enter me. Shower someone else with nuts! : )
Yes its definately Twinkling. What can tear at the heart more than hearing your son say
thank you mom you blessed me. Very beautiful and quite emotional, Thank you! Plus I’m nuts for nuts!
“A Twinkling” was my favorite post, but I had already read and commented on that one!
The “Is It Obvious?” post – the title of the poem was perfect!! I was thinking that’s probably what the subject was, but never got around to commenting.
I remember swing on a rope into water, it was the best feeling. For a mintue you can fly!! Thanks for bring me back to a fun memory
I love “A Twinkling”. Probably because I have my own boy. He’s 13 now and somewhere between being my baby and being a man. *sigh*
If I win, they can keep the Wonder Nut. We have enough stuffed things around here.
As much as I love Trapeze, I would have to say A Twinkling is my favourite too! You certainly have a way with words that captivates the reader! Its like we are feeling and seeing what you are! Bravo! You are one very talented writer!
I love the twinkling post-because of my boy’s snuggles!
I also love pistachios-Yum!
I’ve already commented on “Twinkling” – because it reminded me of my little boy. “Trapeze” does the same thing. I love your quote about how when a boy soars his mother’s heart goes with him.
My little guy is a go-getter. He’s always the first to try things, the one who has to jump higher, farther, quicker. He loves to push the envelope – little does he know how he pushes my heart rate when he does it!!!
I like your twinkling post. =) I have been wanting to try these pistachios… I like pistachios!
I’m a faithful reader, so I’ve read them all. But, I really should have commented on A Twinkling yesterday because it literally brought tears to my eyes. We are going through some rough, rebellious times with my 12 year old, and your post made me very wistful for simpler times. Time is flying by, and what I’d give to pause those precious moments you seem to capture so well in your writing. Thanks for being so trasparent, and helping me to remember to slow down and savor my children while they are just that!
i love nuts all kinds of them and well i love to try and win this thanks
Okay your Twinkling post brought tears to my eyes! It reminds me of a post I wrote recently about my 3 year old (should still be on the front page of my blog). She was having a hard day so I laid down with her and we snuggled.
I noticed how little her hands were in mine and this desperate, passionate aching rose in my heart. “One day her hand will be as big as mine and I will have forgotten how her little one fit so perfectly into mine…” It’s so hard being a mom sometimes! I think it’s more emotionally hard that mentally difficult.
Pistachioes? Did you say pistachioes?
Your “trapeze” post reminds me of something: a sudden moment of impulsivity and too many Mountain Dew commercials while working at a camp during one of my college summer breaks.
Went to jump on a rope swing, was too low on the rope (didn’t know that AHEAD of time, tho), and never made it to the swinging out over the water part because…
I hit the gravel at the bottom part of the arc while still moving with forward momentum causing this wonderful cheese grater effect on the top of both of my feet (which were appropriately tucked under me, of course).
And, as a result, I spent two days in pain at home, followed by a trip to the ER which included having my feet “frozen” while they picked out the remaining gravel, and a week of no work, and 10 days of antibiotics. *sigh*
It’s funny now – not so much then! LOL
Wow Robin! Your really got me with the “Twinkling” post. Wow.
“My heart is pierced; love seeps out.”
My first real post years ago was about trying to capture a moment like this with one of my boys.
What an amazing memory you’re captured. What a treasure.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
(PS:I heart pistachios)
Just read “All the better to eat you with….” and wanted to comment about the sand dollars! Growing up, we always vacationed at St. Simon’s Island, GA and we would dig up the sand dollars with our toes! We collected over 70 one year and bleached them to make Christmas ornaments!
LOOOOOOVE pistachios….now I want some!
I love your post called A twinkling. It’s lovely, and it made cry. Those moments are what parenting is all about.
A Twinkling!! Wow! That just makes your heart melt doesn’t it?
You’ve got amazing kids. 🙂
Your “Twinkling” post was just what I needed!! I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of school/homework/afterschool activites..having 4 children makes that SO MUCH MORE A CHALLENGE!! My youngest being twins..and one of them needing more help and attention(and having mostly and bad attitude) and balancing that with the other twin that is self motivated(although not always getting my help like she should)..and doing it with patience, understanding and fairness…hasn’t been happening like it should! Your “Twinkling” post reminded me of those wonderful feelings of laying down cuddling with my child at the end of the day…when there are no pressures of school..homework…Our days may be difficult at times…emotionally and physically..that quiet time with no worries is excalty what I need to put it all into perspective…I hope he feels the love…
I read twinkling when you posted it, but didn’t comment then. I often find myself saying “not now’ to my youngest, only to catch it, and tell him YES, I will cuddle. I know too well that soon he will be 8, and eventually this won’t happen. My 18 year old daughters will still occasionally sit in my lap when they have had a hard day, but it’s rare. Thanks for the reminder…and we love pistachios, yum!
Oh. The In a Twinkling post is so poignant. I loved it. Kept seeing your blog’s name on other blogs so I popped over to check it out. Good stuff.
“…all the better to eat you with, my dearie…!”
We paid for a private boat trip to a small island to hunt for fossils and shark teeth while visiting Savannah, Georgia a few years ago. On the way back, he kept an eye out for dolphins and finally got some to come right up to the boat. We found a few shark teeth but the dolphins were the big winner! Your post brought back that lovely memory!
Yum! I’d love to be entered. Came over here from Rocks in my Dryer. Wonderful writing… thanks for having us in 🙂
You’re poetry skills far outweigh mine (Isn’t it Obvious) 🙂
“A Twinkling” is a mesmerizing read. Partly, because I have two sons and I got chills just reading your 11 year old son’s needing you near him. I treasure the fact that my youngest son still allows me to call him “Sweet Pea!” Sometimes, I ask him whose sweet pea he is? He answers “Yours, Mom!” These are the times memories are made of. Thanks for the chance at winning a delightfully fun prize package. Cindi
can i still enter? regardless, i loved twinkling! i have a 10-month-old and a momemnts can picture myself in 10 years wondering where the time has gone. i find myself wanting to freeze most every moment.
you’re a great writer! i’ve enjoyed perusing your blog!
Ok…I LOVE the picture on your “Labor Day but hardly working” post. Please tell me what kind of camera you shoot with….how I would love to photograph like that…