Oct 26, 2010

Help Me and I'll Help You!

Okay people, listen up. I have a baby and I don't know what to do with him. There's a nifty guide mode, and of course the auto mode works great too, but I want to know more. I love new toys - but even more so I love learning about all of their features. I spent an obnoxious amount of time learning every single thing my Blackberry Bold was capable of doing and now consider myself a Blackberry Goddess. I wanna be a Nikon Goddess!! So, I'm turning to my readers. If any of you know any sites with DSLR guides, tips, or how-tos, I would greatly appreciate you recommending them!


In return, I have a little giveaway. You do not have to send me a site to participate in the giveaway, but I would definitely appreciate if you have one.


A couple weeks ago, Annelies from Attune Foods offered to send me some more Uncle Sam cereal. I had previously reviewed the Uncle Sam Original flavor, but now that they have three new flavors, I was going to get to try those too! 
 
First, I tried the Wild Strawberry. This one is lightly sweet and full of dried strawberries. I was really impressed with the amount of strawberries in the cereal. The Strawberry flavor packs the most fiber of the three - 8 grams in a 3/4 cup serving. 
My second flavor was the Honey Almond. This one is so crunchy! It would be great on top of Greek yogurt. It's not as sweet as I was expecting and has a very natural taste.
Finally, I tried the Great Multi-Grains. I expected this flavor to be bland, but it is actually my favorite! I swear it tasted like it contained cinnamon, but according to the ingredients it doesn't! The only thing I may have been tasting that was different from the other two was oat flakes. 
Would you like to try a box of Uncle Sam cereal? Leave me a comment telling me which flavor you'd like to try the most and you just may win a box! For nutritional information on these products, please check out the Uncle Sam site. There are also some great recipes - one of which is mine! :) Giveaway will end at noon on Friday, October 29th, when I will randomly choose a winner. Good luck!

44 comments:

  1. I think my comment YESTERDAY could be my entry?? okay... THIS GUY is a GENIUS... Ken Rockwell, and I linked directly to his D3100 page for you, but for anyone else out there, he has AWESOME knowledge on pretty much every camera out there. Genius. :D

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3100.htm

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  2. I wish I had tips for your camera...I wish I had your camera... ;) I have ben wanting to try these cereals. I think the Great Multi-Grains would be my favorite. I'm giving you a shout out in my post tomorrow!

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  3. I wish I could help with the camera sorry! But I would love to try the strawberry flavor!

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  4. i would like to learn to use a DSLR too, but cant afford one so maybe one day you will be able to teach me?! haha i would like to try that cereal though, i do know how to eat like its my JOB!

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  5. I'd be the same way with a new camera. So many new features to expirement with!! but at the same time I'd be super, super careful with it. :P It is like a baby, actually. haha!

    For the cereal, I'd like to try the Honey Almond. Sounds like a perfect mix between granola and cereal :)

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  6. Awwww, I love the book cover lol

    I would love to try Honey Almond!

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  7. I think I would love to try the honey almond!

    Sorry I'm no help with the new camera. I love cameras and taking pictures, but to be completely honest, I'm still pretty ignorant when it comes to my point and shoot!

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  8. I would love to try to the Great Multi-grains! I trust your tastebuds :)

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  9. Honey Almond sounds delcious.. I would adore to have it in my tummy!!

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  10. I went to College of Charleston and miss the Lowcountry greatly! I would LOVE to try the strawberry flavor. I actually want a food dehydrator so I can make those kind of strawberries for my trail mixes :)

    PS: Off topic, but I love your haircut! It's super adorable!

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  11. The honey almond sounds like a winner to me!

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  12. I would love to try them all but I'm sold on the wild strawberry!

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  13. hehe great image - I had to look at it like 3 times to see how clever it was (rather than thinking you were pregnant! LOL) Nice! I want your camera. I don't have tips - i'm sorry! :(

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  14. I want to try the Wild Strawberry flavor. For some reason my grocery store carries the other two flavors but not that one! LOL

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  15. I'd like to try the honey almond flavor. I don't have any tips though, sorry!!

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  16. you're going to put the handful back in the box and ship it to us!! remember to give your camera a bath! i did it to my iphone and it's on the fritz!

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  17. Strawberry please! I found that just playing around with the camera was the best way to learn!

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  18. For sure the honey almond! I have a love affair with almonds and peanut butter on a daily basis.

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  19. i'd like to try the multi-grain since you consider it your favorite of the three!

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  20. First pic--funny! No advice on the camera, but I'd love to try the multi-grain cereal.

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  21. Way to steal me and Cason's line for each other. But other than that like it. Hope Antoine is doing well.

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  22. I think I'd like to try the Great Multi-Grains. And sorry, I got nothin' in regards to the DSLR, I know nothing about cameras. But good luck figuring things out! I have no doubt you will soon be a total DSLR goddess!! :)

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  23. I would love to try the Wild Strawberry one! Exciting stuff with the camera... I'm sure you will make a great parent! ;)

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  24. I'd like to try the multigrain one - sounds good and versitile!

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  25. easturner@gmail.comOctober 27, 2010 at 7:49 AM

    I'd love to try the honey almond!

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  26. New cameras are always so confusing! I hate that, because you really want to use them, but you cant figure it out!

    Honey almond sounds delicious!

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  27. Sarah Pulliam HealyOctober 27, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Here are some lessons to start you out with your camera:
    http://sites.google.com/site/biowbiow002/twopeas_12week

    Book: Understanding Exposure

    Email me or facebook if you have any questions! Congrats on the new baby!

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  28. Here's some good help with the camera.

    http://iowagirleats.com/2010/10/21/dslr-cameras-for-dummies/

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  29. Wish I could help you out girly ohh and win your giveaway too ahah but I know NOTHING ;) Good luck though!

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  30. I would love to try the Honey Almond flavor :)

    I have a DSLR too and I just learned by playing around with it. Did your Nikon camera come with the user CD and instructions? Mine came with a DVD and it taught me about aperture, shutter speed and etc. I have yet to find a website that is good with instructions though.

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  31. I'm usually more of a fan of fruits in cereals so I would have to go with the wild strawberry kind. Do they sell these in stores and if so, which ones?

    http://www.dpnotes.com/nikon-d40-tips-and-tricks/

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  32. Strawberry! YUM! I wish I could give you some advice on the camera. I swear I could never be a photographer...I have to take about 1000 of the same shot to get one that is not blurry. Share your insight when you get some please!

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  33. The multi grain is right up my alley. I dont knwo much about Nikons I am an avid cannon user. But I like both brands because they are camera companies not like Sony etc who makes TVs cameras and a million other gadgets. -Stace

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  34. Wish I could help you with the DLSR, hun! But I LOVE the "what to expect" cover! LOL

    I'm leaning towards the honey almond flava...

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  35. I think I'd like the multi-grain blend the best - just because I like to add stuff to my cereal. :)

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  36. oooh, multi-grain sounds delicious on greek yogurt!

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  37. I'd love to try the Great Multi-Grains!

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  38. dpreview.com is a great website with forums and stuff! You can usually find all you need there for all different cameras etc!! Those cereals look yummy!!

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  39. I would love to try the Strawberry one!

    xxoxo

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  40. I am such a cereal addict..this could possibly fuel my addiction! ;-) I would want to try the honey almond..sounds fitting for fall!

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  41. Ha! I just bought a Nikon and am currently taking a photo journalism course at the university. I will let you know when I figure this baby out! They are seriously a computer within themselves. Yikes!

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  42. Multi-grain, please. Thank you.

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