Thank YOU!!!! — I’m going to Vermont!!!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to Stonyfield and to everyone who voted for me for the first ever Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming contest — I WON!!!!!

This calls for some serious jumping on the couch!

I’m busy packing my bags for Vermont and New Hampshire to learn more about organic farming and share what I learn with you, and Stonyfield is donating $5,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on my behalf — Woo Hoo!!!

Stonyfield has posted a short video about me and my family — You can view it here and check out the other two finalists as well! I cannot wait to meet Anne from fANNEtastic Foods and Tina from Carrots N Cake — so exciting!!

Thank YOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!! xoxoxox


  1. Dear Valerie,

    Bring me back some yogurt!


  2. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — Hahahahhaa! Why not? Emily has already put in her request for some ice cream. Yummmm!!

  3. I'm so happy for you. I bet your family is thrilled. I can't wait to read about your trip.

    Since you are taking orders, I love the Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt with caramel – yummo!

  4. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Christy — You have great taste – It's my FAV too!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Wonder Mom says

    You SHOULD be doing some SERIOUS jumpin'- so happy for y'all!

  6. Congrats!!

  7. I am so happy that you won. I voted for you every day and I am so glad that you chose PANCAN to donate to, it is very close to my heart. Have fun, good luck, and enjoy the cool weather!

  8. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Wonder Mom — Thank you!! And thanks so much for voting for me!!!!

    @ Scott — Thanks!! I really appreciate all of your votes!!!!

  9. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Leah — That is so sweet, thank youuuu!!!!

  10. OMG! Really? That's extremely fantabulous! LOL… Uh, am I slow, or did I not read something here that said you didn't win? Oh well, doesn't matter now, does it? You're a finalist!.You rock.

  11. pink and green mama MaryLea says

    woot woot!!! Hooray for trips to Vermont and Organic Farming — you rock and I'm so very happy for you!!

    I wonder if they have a Stonyfield spa with yogurt facials and milk baths?! : )

    pink and green mama

    PS Got your bag in the mail two days ago — so super dooper cute!! The girls love it too : ) Thank you!

  12. Yea!!!! I'm so happy for you– you completely deserve to win. I cannot wait to hear all about it and expect to see many pictures. Hint, hint.

  13. Adrienne says


    I am so proud of you!! Have a wonderful trip. <3

  14. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Petula — I think Mark joked and said that he hoped you didn't have psychic abilities. πŸ˜‰ I wrote in that post that we were still waiting for the results. I'm so happy to go on this tour, it means so much to me!!

  15. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ pink and green mama — What a great idea! If they don't, I think a spa is totally mandatory — and I'll do what I can to put in your suggestion! Thank you so much for voting for me!!

  16. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Anna & Adrienne — Thank you sooooo much!!!

  17. MaryAnne says

    Congratulations!!! Very excited for you =)

  18. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    Congratulations! Hey, and those other finalist sound like the type that might show up with snacks πŸ™‚ Have a great time!

  19. Congrats!

  20. Hooooooray!!!!!! I made sure to vote for you lots and am super excited you get to go. I lost my uncle to pancreatic cancer last year and it means a lot to me that you chose that charity. That and my son is addicted to Stonyfield's YoBaby yogurt. Have an awesome trip! Can't wait to hear about it!

  21. ~Alison~ says

    congratulations! have fun!

  22. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ MaryAnne — Thanks so much, and I really appreciate you taking the time to vote for me!!

    @ Sherry — Thank you!!!

  23. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Bethany — I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for this disease. Thank you so much for voting for me!!!

    @ Alison — Thank you soooo much!!

  24. That is wonderful to hear. My vote really did help πŸ˜‰ Have a great time and cannot wait to hear about it here.

  25. How exciting!! Congratulations!

  26. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Jessica — Yes, your vote really did help!! A lot!!!! Thank you!

    @ Frances — Thanks so much!! xoxo πŸ™‚

  27. WOO HOO! All that voting paid off!

  28. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Ticia — Big time! A huge thank you to youuuuu!!!

  29. Moderate Means says

    Congratulations!! Enjoy Vermont πŸ˜€


  30. Yay! I'm so excited for you. I voted for you! That's a great cause to support. I hope you have lots of fun.

  31. Desiree Wong says

    Yay! I'm so happy for you! I voted for you everyday!! πŸ™‚ Have fun!!

  32. Oh hurrah! So nice to hear that my vote counted in bloggyland!! Enjoy!

  33. Congrats Valerie! You deserve it! Now stop jumping on that couch lol!

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  34. Yay!! So happy you won! Enjoy your trip!

  35. Yay!! Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful time! πŸ™‚

  36. angelina says

    thats so exciting:see we love you val!!

  37. Artistmama says

    Oh! I'm so happy! I went and voted every time I saw you posted a reminder. Good for you!

    Please come and check out my new etsy store and giveaway. I'm giving a way an upcycled wool gnome. Come and enter if you're not too busy packing!


  38. qwiksave says

    Fantastic News! Congratulations from me in the UK. I voted for you lots too. Great that the PCAN will get their donation too. Many congratulations again, Nicky x

  39. That is so awesome! Have a great time!

  40. Yay! So happy for you. It's been such a long time since I have stopped by. Been busy with some crazy stuff here. Congrats.

  41. Mommy Moment says

    I can not say I am surprised…Of course you would WIN!
    Did I say YAY!
    Can I jump on my couch for you?

    Congrats my friend!


  42. EntertainingMom says


  43. charluci says

    πŸ™‚ AnnaLucia in sunny, colorful Colorado

  44. YAY!!! That is SO exciting, I'm so glad you won! Hope you have an amazing trip! :o)

  45. YeaH!!!!! So happy you won!!

  46. Anonymous says

    IΒ΄m a brasilian so happy for you.


  47. Elle Belles Bows says

    Congrats! Well deserved! Enjoy:-)

  48. teachmama says

    Soooo happy for you!! Can't wait to see what you learn!!

    Hooray, Valerie!!!

  49. Stephanie Tillery says

    Congratulations! I love the farmscape on the wall, too! So appropriate and so cute!

  50. Drama queens mum (Kimberly) says

    I'm so glad that you won. What part of NH are you coming too? We did a Stonyfield farm tour in Londonderry, NH. It's not far from us.

  51. Readily A Parent says

    YAY!! Of course we all knew you would win, but nice to see we weren't wrong!
    Can't wait to hear all about your trip. I know the PCAN will appreciate that donation too!

  52. Awesome! Have fun!

  53. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm over the moon excited for you – can't wait to hear all about it! πŸ™‚

  54. Tara aka "Mama Koala" says

    I'm so glad you won! Hurray!

  55. CONGRATS!!!

  56. Just Breathe says

    Congratulations !!!


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