Nov 27

‘Twas the Night Before A Bloggy Thanksgiving

 This post is a shout out to some of my favorite bloggers.  If you haven’t read them before, now is the time!  I’m truly thankful for having met them, for their words, friendship and support.  Here’s my way of saying thanks…


‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and throughout the bloggy land

Mama Nicole was Working in Sweats and Christine was dreaming about the Hawiian sand

Mommy Laura’s sneakers were hung up for the night, while her daughter who shouts “Mommy, Run Fast!” was nowhere in sight

The Dose Girls were nestled all snug in their beds while thoughts of “What Would You Rather Do?” and “Pinterest Nightmares” danced in their heads


And Tamara with her Camera was poised, ready to click while Hope was Defining how not to get sick!

When down the road at the gym there arose such a clatter that Britt was thrown off her Own Balance to find out what was the matter…

It was Nellie doing Zumba and Joi with BodyCombat just cranking up a workout to help burn off that fat!


Away to get her Bosu Day with KT flew like a flash while Beth from Shut Up and Run broke into a mad dash

When what to my wondering eyes should appear but Kate with Another Clean Slate and Carla from Real Into  – both had no fear!

More rapid then eagles The Valentine RD she came and Michelle at Dish of Daily Life whistled and called out by name:

Now Twitter!  Now Pinterest!  Now Facebook and Instagram!  On, blogging!  On, vlogging! On, tweeting and pinning!  We have a Rafflecopter giveaway and someone who’s winning!


To the top of Google + to the top of SEO, quick we need to get to Karen who’s Baking In A Tornado!

As when Raising Flowers and Skids as Leah does so well, or being A Fierce Diva under Ilene’s relentless spell – all grew quiet on the inter webs until Happy Fit Mama said “Enough of all this Thanksgiving Day drama!”


“You’re right!” said Dana who had A List ready while Andrea from Be Quoted held her pen steady.

…and I heard Alison say as she closed her laptop up tight, “I’m Writing, Wishing you all a Thanksgiving great night!”


Happy Thanksgiving to bloggers everywhere!  I hope you can enjoy a day of rest.

Who is your favorite blogger?  Who do I need to check out next?





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  1. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

    This.is.AWESOME!! Love, love, love this, Allie. Did I mention how much I love this? Thanks for the shout out! I’m so glad to have ‘met’ you & can’t wait to meet in person. We need to get together all of these awesome ladies. So many of my fav peeps here!
    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama recently posted…Whistle-Worthy: Sturdy Girl Sports La Jolla Pant ReviewMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Nicole! I actually thought about this (and even “wrote” some of it) while running. I’m sure you can relate to that! We definitely need a big get together. Bloggy conferences will be coming in the summer and fall… although I’d prefer to meet you at a race!

  2. The Dose of Reality

    AW!! Thanks for the shout out!! What a great Thanksgiving surprise!
    We love you, Allie!! (The turkey-fied Allie, rocks!! Gobble, gobble)
    You will not be surprised that we read all the blogs you’ve shared. We like your style!!
    We are SUPER thankful for you and your blog today and every single day!
    Happy Thanksgiving!! MWAH!! –The Dose Girls
    The Dose of Reality recently posted…Would You Rather: Have To Do All Your Holiday Shopping On Black Friday Or Cyber Monday?My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much! I love you ladies right back MWAH!! Happiest of turkey days to you both!

  3. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

    Great list! Some of them are my regular reads as well as yours my dear! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

      P.S – Love the look!
      Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness recently posted…What I Am Thankful For Link UpMy Profile

    2. vita88

      Darn it Kris!!! I forget to add you! I knew this would happen. I’m so sorry. You’re definitely one of my favorites too and I hope you know that. This means I’m going to have to do another one for Christmas!!

      1. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

        Very cool! I’m thinking Rudolph themed??
        Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness recently posted…Lynx Sports Bra ReviewMy Profile

        1. vita88

          I like it!!

  4. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance

    Oh my gosh Allie! This is AMAZING! You are the best person ever. You are so talented and creative and totally fierce. I love it! Thank you so much for including me and some of my favorite bloggers. I’m definitely going to check out some of the ones I don’t know! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance recently posted…Holiday Gift GuideMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Britt. You already know how great I think you are – love your blog, your dancing ways and yummy food and recipes. Have a great holiday!

  5. Michelle

    You are amazing!! Most of these are regular reads for me, but I see a few I need to check out! Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend!
    Michelle recently posted…Epiphanie Camera Bag Review and GiveawayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Michelle. This was so much fun to do but I could have easily added a bunch more. Check out some of the names you don’t know – I know you’ll love them! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Karen @ Baking In A Tornado

    Who’s my favorite blogger?
    She’s really quite near.
    After reading this post
    the answer is clear.

    Articulate, kind,
    health conscious, no fear.
    Bet you’re getting the picture,
    it’s you, my dear.
    Karen @ Baking In A Tornado recently posted…Junk DrawerMy Profile

    1. vita88

      OMG you are too much!! What an appropriate response! LOVE IT, love you and your blog my dear. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Haha! Thanks for the laugh! And for the shout out, friend! Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted…5 tips for a healthier ThanksgivingMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Glad I could give you a little laugh for the holidays! Have a great one…

  8. Tamara

    I swear I’m near tears by how AWESOME this is. And what a surprise! I’ve been out and about all day and I was going through my bloglovin’ painfully slow and in chronological order, and this total TREASURE was waiting for me.
    It’s beautiful. I’m sharing it everywhere.
    Happy Thanksgiving! You are wonderful.
    Tamara recently posted…Laughter and Meltdowns.My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Tamara!! I love the idea of being the “treasure!” I had so much fun writing this and I’m so grateful for your friendship and support. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!

  9. Amber Day Hicks

    This is FANTASTIC!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! ~A~
    Amber Day Hicks recently posted…A Typical Day in the Life of a Parent, in 6 WordsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Amber!! Same to YOU!

  10. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    What a cute post!!! That’s so nice of you to spread the blogging love on this holiday!

    Two of my favorite bloggers are….

    My partner in blogging crime: Gigi from Gigi Eats Celebrities http://gigieatscelebrities.com

    Katy from Joy Laughter Sweat http://joylaughtersweat.com/

    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. recently posted…Sweet Potato Turkey Chili & Paleo Cornbread MuffinsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Darn it!! GiGi is one of MY favorites too. I knew I would forget a few – ugh!! Thanks for putting her out here and I’ll have to check out Katy! Thank you.

      1. GiGi Eats Celebrities

        OMG OMG! I just saw this and melted 😀 You two both rock my socks off.. And I was actually going to recommend WHITNEY! ha ha! 😉 Love you ALLIE (& Whitney) cannot wait to read your Thanksgiving UPDATE!
        GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…A Thanksgiving TaleMy Profile

        1. vita88

          I love it when a plan comes together! Thanks GiGi!!

  11. Dana

    How are you not a published poet? This. Was. Awesome. I am so honored to be included in your literary genius, Allie. I also love that I am the voice of reason in it – you made my day!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Dana recently posted…If/ThenMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much Dana!! I feel like you are the mother watching over bloggy land and keeping us all from the drama!! Plus, I just love a great list. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  12. Brittnei

    Aww! I know a lot of these on this list! So nice of you to thank them and feature them. I agree. They are so great and supportive! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Brittnei recently posted…Pay It ForwardMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Brittnei! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well – enjoy!

  13. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    This was so awesome and creative, I read it 3 times!! Thank you so much for the shoutout!! I love this!! I even found some new peeps to check out. Happy Thanksgiving to you Allie and your beautiful family! Gobble gobble!
    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama recently posted…Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Side BendsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      You are the best!! Thanks Neliie and have the best Thanksgiving with your husband and those adorable boys.

  14. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    You are awesome! Love it all! Thanks for the shout out. I’m thankful for finding you in the bloggy blog world. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted…18 ‘No Equipment Needed’ WorkoutsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Love that!! Happy Thanksgiving mama!!

  15. Kate

    I’m so honored to be included here- how fun and creative! You’re amazing 🙂
    Kate recently posted…Pookie and Jack GiveawayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      So are YOU! Happy Thanksgiving girl!

  16. Ilene

    This made my night! The best gift EVER! I can’t thank you enough for the shout out – especially among such awesome peeps – and for being a great blogging friend! AND of course, for motivating me to run faster. xo
    Ilene recently posted…Upside DownMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I will never forget that Ilene – it was awesome. So glad this made you happy b/c that’s how I feel every time I read your blog. Enjoy the day my friend!

  17. Leah

    This is SO. GOOD!!! I’ve said it before, but you are a seriously a talented writer! Thanks for the shout out and I agree with Ilene, you totally made my night!! Awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Leah recently posted…Quote of the WeekMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much Leah! I appreciate it so, so much. Have a good weekend since I know you already celebrated 🙂

  18. Carla

    What a terrific poem and way to give a shout out. I love it!

    And thank you so much for including me. You have no idea how thankful that makes me!
    Carla recently posted…Thank You For Being a FriendMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Of course you’re included! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  19. Alison

    OMG, you and this post are awesome!! And thank you for including me, I’m so honored and thrilled. And what a clever way to write this post – you rock.

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
    Alison recently posted…In Giving, We ReceiveMy Profile

    1. vita88

      You’re so welcome Alison! It was so much fun for me to write. We had a really great Thanksgiving and the fun is continuing with Christmas tree cutting today 🙂

  20. Kenya G. Johnson

    A lot of my favs are already on your list. This was really cute.

    Check out http://blog.theregularguynyc.com/ He either make you laugh or hungry or both.
    Kenya G. Johnson recently posted…A Christopherism ThanksgivingMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I’m so glad! Thanks for the new recommendation. I love to laugh and eat so I should love it 🙂

  21. emma @ a mom runs this town

    Hahah too cute! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
    emma @ a mom runs this town recently posted…unFRIEDay 1My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you – it was wonderful! I hope you did too.

  22. Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    What a creative Thanksgiving post! You have officially stomped on our snooze fest thankful posts, ROTFL! I love it! Thank you so much for shouting out Rx Fitness Lady! I am quite familiar with most of these in this poem, great group of ladies you are following there.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
    Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady recently posted…Thanksgiving Gratitude – This Blog is My BabyMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Ha ha – I love it Joi!! Thank you. I had a fantastic Thanksgiving and I hope you’re was great too!

  23. Kimberly H. Smith

    This is so clever, Allie! Great job. You nailed it.
    Kimberly H. Smith recently posted…My momma dogged my blog theme and other things I’m thankful for this yearMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you!! It was really fun to write!

  24. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    And this is beyond amazing. Seriously Allie this totally made my day and my weekend (sorry it took me so long to get here!). I’m am very thankful for all my bloggy friends and for getting to know YOU this year!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…Friday Round-Up: ThanksgivingMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Christine! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  25. Melissa Burton

    I’m humbled to be included on this fabulous list! Thank you so much. You got many of my favorites in there too. Brilliantly done my smart friend. I’ve said it before but I’m so glad that we’ve found each other in the blogosphere.

    One of my favorite bloggers that wasn’t on the list is Elizabeth Jayne Liu (www.flourishinprogress.com). She’s deep, honest and edgy but there’s a sweetness about her that draws you in. She’s raw and real and blows me away often.

    Wishing you the beginning of a wonderful holiday season! Many thanks again. I’m at a loss for words. Xo

    1. vita88

      Thanks for the recommendation! I know that anyone you love, I will love.
      Can’t wait to hear more about your trip to the East Coast. It looked like you had a really great time.
      Thanks again, so much, for your friendship!!

  26. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I can only imagine the amazing holiday “poem” you will write on XMAS EVE… Then again on XMAS DAY.. And then NYE… and then…. VALENTINE’S DAY! OMG so weird to think that before you know it, it will be Valentine’s Day all over again…. HECK NO! That day is dead to me, LMFAO! Oddly enough though, I know far too many people who have been born on that day!
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…A Thanksgiving TaleMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Sounds like I have a TON of rhyming to do!!
      So true about Valentine’s Day. Maybe I should make it an ode to birthdays instead?

  27. Kim

    OMG – this is so awesome, Allie!!! I’m a little bummed that I’m so late reading but actually it is a happy Monday read!! Thank you so much for including me on your super cool post!!! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!
    Kim recently posted…Not Elegant just very FestiveMy Profile

    1. vita88

      It was so much fun to write. I’m happy you were able to read it and be a little surprised on a Monday 🙂

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