October Instagram Challenge

September 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Disclaimer: This Instagram #Octogram #Parkesdale photo challenge is a sponsored collaborative effort between the Tampa Bay Bloggers and Parkesdale Farm Market.  Other than prizes to be awarded as giveaways for the Instagram photo challenge, the Tampa Bay Bloggers did not receive any compensation for this campaign.

We all love Instagram, right? I have done IG photo challenges a couple of time, but I tend to fall off the wagon (as with other things in life) before the challenge is complete. But still, the challenges are at least fun in the beginning! So when my friend Denise at RunDMT asked the Tampa Bay Bloggers if they would be interested in joining in a photo challenge with Parkesdale in October, I decided to be a joiner. You know I love Parkesdale.

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If you’d like to win a box full of Parkesdale goodness, then keep reading.

Starting on October 1, I am co-hosting an October Instagram Challenge with the Tampa Bay Bloggers.  Follow each of these talented bloggers on Instagram and use the hashtags #Octogram #Parkesdale.

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The #Octogram Hosts – Blogs and Instagram IDs

Parkesdale Farm Market@parkesdale
Tampa Bay Bloggers@TBbloggers
Denise of Run DMT@Run_DMT
Scotty of Dads Who Change Diapers@diaperdad
Life as Dad@lifeasdad
Haley of Running with Diapers@runningwithdiapers
Caroline of My Fascinating Life@carolinecalcote
Tara of Everyday Ramblings of My Life@tfunair
Jenny of Metamorfit@metamorfit
Nanci of This Crazy Life of Mine@auntnanci
Jina of Behold the Turtle@behold_turtle
Stacey at Artsnark’s Artifacts@Artsnark
Crystal of Thrifty and Frugal Living@Latsyrc728
Beth of Making, Baking and Creating@anasilan
Lydia of Running Wild(er)@Wildlyd
Raffi of Running Betty@rafdarrow
Mindy of Mindy’s Fitness Journey@mindyartze
Carlee of Frugal and Fun Mom@frugalandfunmom
Bonnie of Not So Modern Housewife@notsomodern
April of Pixiedust Savings@pixiedustsavings

Show us your October! To join in the October Instagram Challenge photo fun, add your Instagram ID to the linky collection below. Then each day in October, snap a photo using the suggested photo prompt for that day and upload it to Instagram with the hashtags #Octogram #Parkesdale.

Everyone who Instagrams and plays along will be entered for a chance to win a gift fruit basket from Parkesdale Farm Market valued at $65.90. You must follow @Parkesdale on Instagram to be eligible to win. TWELVE lucky winners** entered in linky tool below will be randomly selected on November 1.

**Only eligible to USA and Canada residents.

Parkesdale GiftBasket October Instagram Challenge: #Octogram with #Parkesdale

Add your Instagram ID to the linky collection below. Each day in October, snap a photo using the suggested photo prompt for that day and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #Octogram #Parkesdale.

 

Dedicated in December Update #2

December 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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The goals: Eat mindfully. Photograph all my food and caloric beverages. Keep up with December challenges.

The challenges:

Run or walk at least one mile every day in December. Also…

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Update #1 (Dec. 1-2) is here.

Update #2:

Monday, December 3rd:

What I ate:

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Exercise: I walked four miles total between the walk to school and the family evening walk.

#HolidayADay – “Work It” – picture of me working the middle school car line (probably not what they had in mind for this, but whatever):

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#YogaADay:

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Tuesday, December 4th:

What I ate:

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Exercise: I walked four miles total and also did a half hour Restore the Core class.

#HolidayADay – “Red” – Mack’s monochromatic wardrobe choices:

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#YogaADay:

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Wednesday, December 5th:

What I ate:

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Breakfast and lunch above were pretty light because dinner at Datz with the Tampa Bay Bloggers was not…

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Okay, I did NOT eat all of that. I only had a couple of sips of the cocktail. I did eat that whole appetizer plate. Yes, I ate one Oreo beignet (how could I NOT?), but I do think I was mindful of everything I ate and I did not overeat. Not over-indulging in delicious FREE food is hard. I’m proud of myself.

Exercise: Just over a mile walked with Chewie.

#HolidayADay – “Cozy”:

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#YogaADay:

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Okay, that brings me up to date. Now we’re headed to Orlando for our romantic getaway. I plan to be dedicated to relaxation and adult beverages for a couple of days, but I do want to keep up with my challenges. I will mindfully be sipping margaritas and enjoying some nice restaurants. Fill you in on all of that soon!

Cya.