Just a little shout out of thanks over to Melissa B., money-saving and debt-reduction blogger of "Mom's Plans". I've been following Melissa's blog for some time now -- she and her spouse had incurred substantial debt via student loans/credit cards, but successfully turned that ship around and are now working aggressively toward becoming debt-free. And while they still have some ways to go, they've made great strides in a short time and are so committed in their repayment efforts I've no doubt they'll reach their financial goals. In any case, I do get a kick out of entering blog giveaways when I stumble across them, but of course rarely (if ever?) win -- so what a hoot....! (Plus a nice little 'cheer-me-up' after a sad week having lost our little dog.) And so just what prize exactly was it that I won, pray tell....? Apparently 4 dozen bars of a snack item from a company called 'Vitalicious' (the original giveaway post on 'Mom's Plans' here) -- how cool is that...??? I've requested they actually be sent to my teen son, who, as I've written previously, is away studying hard at ballet school -- thinking they'll make a good snack for him to grab and go, and I know he'll appreciate the treat. So thanks again for hosting the lovely giveaway, Melissa/'Mom's Plans' -- fun times indeed....!