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. Christy says:

    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. Bethany says:

    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. Jessica says:

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

  25. Frances says:

    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. Tiffany says:

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

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  34. Rebecca says:

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

  35. Kristie says:

    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. stacief says:

    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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