Pumpkin rosemary knots & Chickbands GIVEAWAY!

Woohoo for Friday! In celebration you’re getting a twofer today, an awesome recipe and a pretty awesome chance to win some headbands. You’re welcome.

First, let’s talk knots. Not the kind in your shoelaces but the oh-so-delicious kind you eat. I’ve mentioned before how I’m pretty sure the pizzeria lady down the street has a crush on Ulysses and any time he picks up the pizza he comes home with a handful of garlic knots, gratis. Well dear pizza lady, you’ve got nothing on these bad boys.

This recipe is actually from Ashley, but I changed a few things. Check out her post for the method (it’s super easy) and step by step instructions, but I added 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, used half whole wheat pastry flour/AP flour and subbed maple syrup for agave.

pumpkin knot collage

They came out so good! I loved the addition of rosemary to give them a bit more of a savory kick and the olive oil/garlic topping makes them better than any pizzeria joint’s you’ll taste. Just make sure you’re significant other is eating them with you. *garlic breath!!*

knots collage

knots 2 collage

I actually saved half the dough for pizza tonight and this made 11 knots. There are only 3 left today. Oops. Who me?

They go really well with a glass of red wine, on the couch, as you’re waiting for you husband to come home because at 7:15pm you call and his response is “oh wow, I didn’t even realize what time it is, I’m leaving now.” (<—really?!) Funny, that never happens to me at work.

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Are you drooling?

Good. Mission accomplished then. Make them!


Ok, wipe the drool off your face and get ready for an awesome giveaway!


Kara, from Chickbands contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I’d be interested in testing out her headbands and doing a review. She promised they would stay in place, (something I have the hardest time with headbands, they always pop off and get me super frustrated) because they’re backed with velvet so I was psyched to put these to the test.

Behold the beauty of a sweaty workout head after 4 miles on the treadmill.

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It’s harder than it looks to take a picture of the side of your head. Try it.

Guess what? No movement!

Chickbands come in different widths too and Kara was kind enough to send me one of each.

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I’ve been wearing the thinner one around the house and while doing some workout DVD’s and it stays in place just as well as the thicker one. Awesome, right?

Kara makes them in all different patterns (there’s a ton of cute ones to choose from) and most sell for just $7 or $8 a piece which is super affordable compared to some other ones out there. They’re easily cleaned too so no worries about sweating it up, that’s what they’re there for!

Now the good stuff…Kara has offered to do a giveaway for my lovely readers to not 1, but 3 of you!

*Here are the different ways to enter, leave a separate comment for each one please.*

The giveaway will be open until 9pm on Monday (11/7), GOOD LUCK!

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  1. 1

    I’ve liked Chick Bands on FB. Thanks for sharing…if I don’t win I will order from them. Just as nice as the expensive ones!

  2. 2

    These look incredible! I am always too chicken to make bread – I don’t know why. Something about yeast scares me. I love your headband too!

  3. 3

    Headbands allows pop off of my head, too! I thought I just had a funny shaped head :) I liked you on FB!

  4. 4

    And am following you on twitter… how was I not already doing that?!

  5. 5

    I like you on fb.

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    I like the brown sparkly ones.

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    I liked you on FB :)

  8. 8

    Already follow you on Twitta!

  9. 9

    Liked Chickbands on FB

  10. 10

    Anddddd I like the skinny blue sparkly one :D

  11. 11

    If you saw my “mercury wings” flyaways yesterday, you already know how badly I need these in my life!

    I follow you on twitter!

  12. 12

    I’d choose any of the skinny sparkly ones, but if a Clemson one magically appeared, that would make me happy too.

  13. 13

    I would love the blac and white polka dot one you are wearing!

  14. 14

    LOVE these!! I would LOVE to win this contest :) I already follow you on twitter btw!

  15. 15

    I also follow you on FB and liked Chickbands on FB :)

  16. 16

    Im dying for some of these! This is like the fourth giveaway I’ve entered for them! Hahah! I already follow you on twitter :)

  17. 17

    I liked you on FB!

    And also garlic knots = so much drool…andit’s only 9:30 am.. :)

  18. 18

    I like them on facebook

  19. 19

    I liked your FB Page :)

  20. 20

    Also LOVE the sparkly ones and also the teal swirl ’cause it looks sporty.

  21. 21

    I already like Chickbands facebook page

  22. 22

    I would absolutely adore the super skinny sparkly gold head band! It’s adorable! And gold is my favorite color. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  23. 23

    Following you on Twitter.

    Love the idea of rosemary & pumpkin together… mmm.

  24. 24

    And I’d pick the skinny black one!

  25. 25

    Definitely drooling – but can you come make them for me instead?!?! :)

  26. 26

    These headbands are adorable! I had sort of given up on them since I haven’t found any that actually stay in place, but these sound great.

    I love the thick Sara’s pink and white polka dot one!

  27. 27

    I liked you on FB!

    The knots look great — I love biscuits/breads/crescent rolls, anything.

  28. 28

    Oh man, I’m always looking for headbands that stay put. Every morning during my run the last thing I want to do is fidget with my slipping head band. These are too cool. Following you on twitter now (I was already following you on facebook :)

    Those rosemary pumpkin knots are da bomb!

  29. 29

    the Kristina or the Rachael for sure.

  30. 30

    I want the green sparkly one!

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    Liked you on Facebook

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    Following you on Twitter

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    Liked them on Facebook

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    And I would choose any of the sparkly ones!!!

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    I follow you on favdbook

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    I follow you on Twitter

  37. 37

    I am obsessed with polka dots so I would love the thick black and white polls dotted band

  38. 38

    I need a job where I love it so much I lose track of the time!! And those knots look amazing, I reeeeally want to make them but Luke hates garlic (I know!!) and I think the garlic is definitely a necessary ingredient! :/ Next time he takes a trip! :)

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    I follow you on twitter!

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    I liked your blog on Facebook!

  41. 41

    I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted (my first tweet ever!)!!

  42. 42

    I liked Chickbands on FB! And shared their link and your link on my page.

  43. 43

    I visited the Chickbands Etsy page. I like the Preppy Rainbow Stripe :)

  44. 44

    Yummy yummy yummy garlic knots…

  45. 45

    Love the thick black one!

  46. 46

    Just came across you through Jen’s photography competition, so hey friendly competitor! I made the non-pumpkin version of those garlic knots, and they were so much fun! And tasty. Would have been better with red wine though :D

    And I am absolutely in love with the lime green sparkly headband. I love glitter. I love green. I love things that stand out in my already obnoxious hair.

  47. 47

    I like Chickbands on FB!

  48. 48

    I’d like to have one of the sparkley ones!

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    I already like you on Facebook!

  50. 50

    I also went to their Etsy store and I like either the brown & white flowered one or the black & white flowered one. I’m predictable. LOL

    Voting is open, Gina, so feel free to send your readers on over!

  51. 51

    I love the garlic twists from Round Table Pizza, but these look like’d give the pizzeria’s kind a run for it’s money. And save me a boatload. Stuff made with pizza dough is always so good!

  52. 52

    welcome to the jungle headband is totally mine :)

  53. 53

    I liked Running to the Kitchen on fb! [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

  54. 54

    i like chickbands on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

  55. 55

    i would pick Meghan’s Flowers Thin Non-Slip Headband 7/8 inch. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

  56. 56

    FUN!!!!! Are these like the old school bracelets we used to clip around our arms?! WOW!!!
    I like you on FB!!


  57. 57

    I follow you on Twitter!!


  58. 58

    I like Clickbands on FB!


  59. 59

    I would rock the black polkadot one you have!! GORG!!


  60. 60

    Ulysses, I wouldn’t be late home from work if I were you … or your nite might be knotless!

  61. 61

    so cute, i’d pick something white and pink and give it to skylar!

  62. 62

    like you on FB

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    like chickbands on FB

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    twitter following you

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    Stephanie*s says:

    I liked u on fb!

  66. 66

    I would love the polka dot one! Headbands never stay on my head- my head is about twice the size of a normal person’s :)

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    I already follow you on Twitter!

  68. 68

    I love the polka dot bands! And I never lose track of time in the afternoon either. In fact, if these rolls and red wine were in my house, I’d be on my way home as soon as I could :) Delicious!

  69. 69

    Ya… that never happens to me at work, too. LOL. I bet the rosemary was a very nice addition in this knots! And red wine… all make for a wonderful Friday.

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    Already twitter friend, but I did follow you on FB (love making new FB friends!) yeah.

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    I liked you on FB! :)

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    I follow you on Twitter! :)

  73. 73

    I liked Chickbands on FB! YAY! :)

  74. 74

    I liked Chickbands on FB! YAY! :) These are really great! I have been looking for non-slip ones!

  75. 75

    I checked out their Etsy site… One of my favorites is the “Chrissy the trainer THICK headband 1.5″ one. Its so cute… they all are.

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    I liked you on Facebook!

  77. 77

    I like Chickbands on Facebook.

  78. 78

    I would love one of their sparkly ones! They’re so cute!

  79. 79

    Pre-race carbs treats?


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    I could definitely use a good non-slip headband. I love the funfetti ones – how could you not choose the headband called chocolate funfetti? :)

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    I just liked you on Facebook too!

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    I like you on Facebook

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    i follow you on twitter

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    I follow you on FB

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    I liked you on facebook! :-)

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    I liked Chickbands on facebook!

  87. 87

    I’d go for the Turquoise Swirl or the Brown and White Flowered headbands. Those are my kind of speed.

    I’m still stunned that anyone found a solution to the constantly migrating headband. Bravo!

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    I follow you on twitter

  89. 89

    wow i love it!


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