THANK YOU!!

July 17, 2014

Hello!  We hope you are all enjoying your summer!  The time has come to pop in with a very important post–one specifically to THANK all our incredible sponsors from Blend 2014!  Blend Retreat was founded on the premise of hanging out with blog friends in real life, rather than just virtually, and to spend a weekend focusing on food & fitness-related activities with like-minded folks.  The fun and fellowship experienced at Blend Retreat could never be possible if it weren’t for our incredible sponsors!

As you can see in the photo below, the 2014 Blend Retreat was backed by a plethora of awesome companies who packed the swag bags full!  In addition to all the products you see here, several companies also contributed funds that went toward meals, activities, and events throughout the weekend.  We could not have pulled off the retreat without each and every sponsor featured here.  And for this, we say THANK YOU!

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[photo courtesy of Julie Marcaeu!]

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1. Silk 2. CamelBak 3. KidzShake 4. FlapJacked 5. Plant Fusion 6. Detour 7. Hail Merry 8. Krave Jerky 9. Balance Bar 10. NuNaturals 11. Diets In Review 12. Manitoba Harvest 13. Cascadian Farm 14. Oiselle 15.Perfect Bar 16. Nuttzo 17. DRY Soda 18. fairlife 19. CLIF Bar 20. Onnit 21. Lily’s Sweets 22. LO 23. Organic Valley 24. KIND Healthy Snacks 25. Bob’s Red Mill 26. Quest 27.Peanut Butter & Co. 28. Energems 29. Justin’s 30. Kodiak Cakes 31. Love Grown Foods 32. General Mills 33.Simply Protein 34. Kiss Me Organics 35. Arctic Zero

Not Pictured: Sizzlefish, FLUROwater, Yoplait, GPP Fitness, Green Mountain Coffee , SuperSeedz, The Good Bean

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our sponsors! We can’t wait to see everyone again next year!  Please be sure to mark your calendars. The 2015 Blend Retreat is scheduled for May 15-17 in Boulder, Colorado.  We will be sure to keep everyone up to date on the latest retreat information as things are finalized and booked.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay in the loop!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

janetha July 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

What a great group of companies! Thank you all for your contribution to the retreat!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Yet another incredible year… I’ve been to every retreat and I always say it, but THIS was the best year yet. I’m till eating from my schwag bag and have discovered some awesome new favorite. Thank you again to Lindsay, Janetha, and Lauren, to the companies who made it possible again!

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I was so impressed by all the great companies, thank you all so much for helping us have a great Blend Retreat this year!

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Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Thank you so so so so so much to all the amazing sponsors! Along with making new blends, I’ve discovered so many incredible new companies and products I’ll be purchasing and repurchasing. And SUPER huge thanks to Janetha, Lauren, and Lindsay for finding all of these amazing sponsors and putting Blend together!

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Ericka @ The Sweet Life July 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I am so impressed that so many wonderful companies have realized the importance and power of bloggers as influencers and enthusiasts. I got to try so many new products that I may never have discoverd otherwise. In turn, I am new fan of several new brands! Special thanks to Balance Bar who sponsored me and to the many kind, wonderful folks from various companies who hung out with us all weekend. I had so much fun and can’t wait for the next!

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lindsay Cotter July 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

the best sponsors ever!! so thankful for great companies.

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Kim @ Racing Bananas July 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I was so impressed by all the great sponsors! Thank you, thank you for helping us have a great Blend Retreat!

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Heidi Nicole July 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

So much swag! I’m still digging through mine…and it’s been over a month! #love

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Thank you so much to all of the amazing, generous companies! It was such a great event and I can’t wait until next year.

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy July 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Yes, thank you!! They spoiled us! I’m still making my way through all of my swag!

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Danica @ It's Progression July 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I couldn’t believe how generous every sponsor was for this retreat – the weekend was absolutely amazing and I’m so grateful for every company (and person) that helped make it happen!!

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Annette@FitnessPerks July 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Thank you!! The generous sponsors were so amazing, and I had a blast!! 🙂

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 18, 2014 at 12:07 am

A HUGE thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors! I had a blast at Blend Retreat, and am still loving on all of my swag!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

It was a great retreat and my hat, if I was wearing one, is off to the sponsors and organizers. Thank you so much. It was fabulous!!

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist July 18, 2014 at 10:44 am

This was definitely the highlight of my year so far! I had an amazing time! Thank you ALL!!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In July 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

Loved my first Blend retreat – especially because of the amazing sponsors! Cannot wait to come back again next year 🙂 See you all in Colorado!

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Kanoelani July 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Loved the Blend retreat & thank you sooo much for all the swag. This was my first one & I’m a non blogger but never ever felt weird about it. Thanks to u guys for that. Hoping to go to the next one too. Yay!! And another yay for the sponsors!! You guys amazing!!! Woohoo!!

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Kaitlin July 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

This was such an amazing experience and I really appreciate all the individuals and companies that made this happen! I’m looking forward to next year 🙂 Mahalo!!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate July 18, 2014 at 6:39 pm

I was blown away by all the amazing sponsors, thank you!!

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