And the winner of the Bondi Band (thanks to Random.Org)…..


Which belongs to either Lisa or Jenny (you didn’t leave your name!) at A Little Tete a Tete!

May 10, 2011 @ 05:00:49 [Edit]

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Congrats! I’ve sent an email. Thanks to everyone who entered! We do have another giveaway coming up this week….stay tuned!


My Hair is a Nightmare. (GIVEAWAY!!)


I have very nice hair. When it behaves.

However, when I am doing exercise of ANY SORT, it is out of freaking control. So when Rebecca over at Bondi Band offered one of her wicking (and WICKED) headbands to try out, I jumped on it.

Out of the pretty massive selection they have on that website, I chose a plain green headband. It’s my favorite colour and isn’t the colour of one of our home teams in our derby league. (impartiality is SUPER important when reffing, yes?)

First day I got it, I wore it underneath my derby helmet at an open skate. Now that thing is already pretty tight. My head is enormous, and apparently a 3xl helmet doesn’t fit. (No, I’m not kidding. Insert “giant melon” joke here.)

It not only fit under the helmet, it nicely sucked my copious amounts of perspiration (you’re welcome for that mental image) away from my face. I’m totally used to having to wear sweat wristbands on my forearms to wipe away sweat (not always helpful) and I didn’t have to use them this time.


Before I went on our run

So I took it out for a run with the baby.

I’m notorious for having to stop and remove the bandana I normally use about 9 times on our daily hikes.

So we went on a 2.2 mile hike/jog. It was sunny outside. I perspired more than normal, because I was wise and wore a sweatshirt that I (for some reason) did not remove when it got warm.

It didn’t move. I’m not even kidding….my hair usually causes things to slip off or slide out and it’s REALLY hard for me to

After the run. Please ignore my paleness and lack of makeup.

find a headband that fits because of my enormous noggin.

But I dig these bands. A lot.

So much so, that I bought 3 more. Two for me and one for my lovely friend Ketta (her derby name…she’s an anesthesiologist, so her name is Ketta Mean) who ran my 5k with me this past Saturday.

It rained so incredibly hard during our 5k that we were completely soaked to the bone.

Even our underpants.

Rain was running down the back of my shirt, trickling down my legs….but the Bondi Band was keeping the water from running down our faces.

Before we nearly drowned while running.

So we were very satisfied.

Plus, they have some pretty radtastic sayings…Ketta’s says “WILL SKATE FOR BEER” and mine says “SUCK IT UP CUPCAKE”.

So they run about $8 a piece, come in a lighter wicking lycra (for those of you who don’t sweat buckets like I do) and a heavy-duty fabric (which is what all of mine are.)

They also sell wicking hats and towels, but I personally can’t speak to those 🙂

So….because she’s so awesome, Rebecca is offering one of her rad headbands to one of you! Winner gets to pick whichever style, colour and saying he/she chooses!!

“How do I enter”, you say? Good question! (US residents only!!)

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to the Bondi Band website, check out their selection and come on back over here and leave a comment telling me which one you like the best.


  1. Follow Bondi Band on Twitter!
  2. Follow me on Twitter!
  3. “Like” Bondi Band on Facebook!
  4. “Like” Bruises in the Frosting on Facebook!
  5. Subscribe to Bruises in the Frosting (Click the “Heck Yes!” button over there on the right)
  6. Tweet this giveaway! (“Hey! @miacupcake is giving away a sweet @bondiband on her blog! Run on over and check it out! Ends 5/13“) YOU CAN DO THIS UP TO FIVE TIMES PER DAY. But please not all at once….nobody likes spam. Don’t forget to leave a comment for each!!
  7. Post this giveaway on your Facebook Wall! (make sure to link back to the Bruises in the Frosting FB page, and make the post visible to “everyone” so we can see you!)
Giveaway runs through NOON this Friday, May 13th. Winner will be chosen using Random.Org and has 24 hours to respond to notification. If winner fails to respond within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.
DISCLAIMER: FCC makes me say I received a Bondi Band to review. I did not receive any other compensation, nor was I asked to give false witness about the product. All opinions are mine, and the honest to RuPaul truth. Thanks and have a nice day.

Running in Circles.

So, I’m new to this whole running thing. I’ve been procrastinating for entirely too long….and now I have a 5k I’m running in 5 weeks. I know the Couch to 5k takes 9 weeks, but I have been working my tuchus off for 3 weeks already, doing a lot of cardio and squats and such.

I am fully aware that this may not be the wisest decision I have ever made.

BUT! I am hell-bent and determined to haul my ass out there and run. Luckily I found a 5k on a route that’s almost COMPLETELY flat terrain, so I’m not too worried. Plus I have one of my BFFs running with me and she just ran a 15k and has no qualms about getting all “drill sergeant” on my ass, so I think I’m golden.

ANOTHER BUT! I am paranoid that I do not have the right tools to begin running, which is why I have not started yet. I have the shoes. I have some pants. I have plenty of teeshirts.

I know I am missing something.

SO! I made a survey and I would pretty much adore you for life if you are a runner, and would take it. This way, I am not pestering my running friend with all of the questions, and I get a better idea of how other people run.

ALSO! My giveaway (read: bribery for voting for me as a Mamavation Mom) has pretty low entries…so if you’ve voted already or are going to vote now….head on over here and comment away!!


Healthy Cupcake

Blanched almonds.

Image via Wikipedia

Unless you’re just joining us, you know I “auditioned” to be one of the next Mamavation Moms. (for those of you new to Bruises in the Frosting, you can check out what Mamavation and Mamavation moms are all about here.)

I made the Final Six! It’s a pretty big honor to be included in this group, and I am really flattered to have been chosen.

What’s next? I need your vote!

And I’m offering you an incentive to do so.

I’ve got a $25 gift certificate to for one lucky voter. And a Baker Basket (with an apron from The Smart Baker, a pound of Kerrygold Butter and a bottle of Nielsen Massey almond extract) for another lucky voter!

How does this work? (sorry, for US residents only…You can vote once per computer/smartphone/ipad/internet connection. You don’t have to sign up for anything. You can vote multiple times from multiple computers. You get an entry for EACH VOTE!):

Mandatory Entry:

Go here and vote for me (@miacupcake. I’m the one in the Mile High Club roller derby teeshirt.) Then come back here and leave a comment saying you voted! (Leave an entry for every time you vote, from every computer/smartphone/internet connection you can find!)

Additional entries (LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH!):

  • follow me on Twitter (@miacupcake) and tweet about this giveaway. (Limit 3 tweets a day) Leave the URL to your tweet in your comment! (1 entry per tweet) Here’s an example:

Who could rock as a #mamavation Mom harder than @miacupcake? I voted for her, and entered her #giveaway! (ends 4/4)

  • Refer a friend! Or two! Or seventeen! They must complete the mandatory entry and comment before you get “credit”. Make sure to leave their name in your comment (TWO entries for each verified referral!)
  • Leave a comment about me on the voting page! Be nice…anything along the lines of  “miacupcake would make the best choice for Mamavation Mom because she’s__________” (fill in the blank) (One entry)

Disclaimer: Amazon has no idea who I am. I’m sponsoring that portion of the giveaway. The Smart Baker, Nielsen Massey and KerryGold provided goodies for a blog party I had a few weeks ago, and these are extras from them. Winners must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends April 4th, 2011 at 4pm PST. Winners will be drawn via and must respond to email confirmation within 48 hours to claim their prize. I am not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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