Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scribble 2 Script 15% off For Your Childs Success


My handwriting is horrible and so is my sons.  I have never really given it much thought because I thought it was just how I was designed.  After checking out Scribble 2 Script site, I see that it is something I could have worked on better as a child.  I want to make sure my children get the tools they need for all avenues in life. 

WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS YOUR CHILD NEEDS HELP:

1. Messy/sloppy handwriting
2. Difficulty with letter formation, sizing and/or spacing
3. Gets frustrated or doesn't like to write
4. Frequently mixes upper and lowercase letters
5. Writes short answers when they really have a lot more to say
6. Frequent letter and/or number reversals 
7. Holds pencil incorrectly
8. Doesn't take the time to erase mistakes
9. Rushes to get work done
10. Lacks confidence in ability to write



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Free Veg Starter Kit to Help Go Meatless on Mondays

Great News
You can sign up to receive a FREE  32-page full-color magazine with details about the benefits of going meatless and helpful information on how to make the switch.  This by no means to become vegetarian but to increase more plant base foods into your diet.
 
Go here to sign up for your FREE Veg Starter Kit Magazine from FARM and Mercy For Animals.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Twosday for Give Kids the World


Today is Giving Tuesday!
If you don't have a charity that you give to, or you just love to pay if forward, I would like to let you know about Give Kids The World.  They are a wonderful organization that strives to bring a little magic and joy into the lives of children with life threatening diseases.
 
 

GKTW Giving TWOsday Donations

Make a donation to our organization on Tuesday, November 27 and it will be doubled. Giving TWOSday is part of the national #GivingTuesday campaign which encourages individuals, families and corporations around the world to make an end of year donation on 11/27 to a charity of their choosing. Thanks to the generosity of a GKTW volunteer family from Naples, Fla., all donations made on the GKTW #GivingTuesday First Giving Site from 12:00AM– 11:59PM EST on this day will be matched up to $10,000!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Safe Skin Care with Pretty Mommies Giveaway

Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms
Did you know it's important to use safe skincare while you're pregnant and breastfeeding?
While you are pregnant and nursing everything you take into your body through food and SKIN, you give to that special baby too.  You want to give them the best and taking care of your skin with clean products that are non-toxic is the way to go! 
The Blogging Mamas Network and Pretty Mommies have come together to bring you important information about safe skincare during these special times AND to offer you a chance to win 1 of 4 sets of Pretty Mommies Skincare!
Pretty Mommies Skin Care is an all-natural, physician-based maternity skin care line that has raised the bar to become the new standard in safety and efficacy for pregnant and nursing women.
Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms
  • Pretty Mommies not only addresses the challenges due to the hormonal changes associated with motherhood, but also sets a new standard of safety for you and your baby.
  • Contains ingredients such as Rose Hip, Vitamin C, Aloe, Green Tea, Red Tea, Squalane (derived from Olives) and Trichloma Matsutake Singer Extract (Japanese Mushroom).
  • Each ingredient has a specific natural skin care benefit.
All Pretty Mommies Products Are:
  • PABA FREE
  • Formaldehyde FREE
  • Paraben FREE
  • Artificial Fragrance FREE
  • Phthalate FREE
  • Dimethicone FREE
  • Petroleum FREE
  • Ammonium FREE
  • Sulfate FREE
  • Phenoxyethanol FREE
  • Oxybenzone FREE
  • Colorant (Coal Tar Dye) FREE
  • Idebenone FREE
  • Imidazalidol Urea FREE
  • Mineral Oil FREE
  • Methylisothiazolinone FREE
  • PEG FREE
  • Aluminum FREE
  • BHA and BHT FREE
  • DEA FREE
  • DMAE Dimethylaminoethanol FREE
  • Phenonip FREE
  • Talc FREE
  • TEA FREE
  • Triclosan FREE
  • Hydroquinone FREE
Pretty Mommies is a 3 step skin care line - including a cleanser, a skin brightener, and a sunscreen. Although it's specifically formulated to deal with the hormonal imbalances of pregnancy and nursing, EVERYONE can benefit from it's natural ingredients.
To learn even more about each of the 3 products, read the detailed Pretty Mommies Review on According to Jenny.
The Pretty Mommies Skincare Line is available on the Pretty Mommies Website and through selected Physicians Offices. The set retails for $158 or each product can be purchased separately.
Pretty Mommies has recently partnered up with the BabyLove Project - a subscription sampling service that gives new and expecting mothers access to healthy beauty and skincare products in an innovative way. They're currently surveying new and expectant moms, so if that's you - they would love your feedback on this survey!
Pretty Mommies Safe Skincare for Pregnant and Nursing Moms

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Art Kits The Kids Will Love Plus Discounts!

 
Kelly Kits encourage art play using a wide variety of creative tools & materials beyond what coloring books can offer and are the perfect holiday gift for your creative kiddo!  For 72 hours only Kelly Kits is having a site wide sale where all products are 10% off!  Get your favorite little artist a years worth of art kits or a special gift pack with 5 activities that explore the five discipline of art:  Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Collage & Sculpting!

 
 


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Norelco Reveiw Coupon and Prizes

I know you are looking for some great deals, just like I am.
I have been wanting to move our family to electric shavers for some time now.  I actually really like to do haircuts at home.  We have been doing them since the kids where tiny, because it helps to save so much money.  Between my husband and our four kids we have to go get haircuts almost every two weeks.  I think it has to do with a really clean diet, good fats and nutrients that have our hair growing so fast. 
I was ecstatic when Norelco sent me their groomer to review. 
I just have to say that this item is AWESOME!
 
My husband uses his groomer to trim, style, and cut his and our sons hair.  It was especially great on my sons fine hair, which is sometimes hard to cut.  This groomer was much easier to use than trying to cut with scissors.  I was able to trim around the ears and get the really soft troublesome hairs on my sons neck.  This provided nice clean style right at home and done in 10 minutes.  This is such a affordable convenient tool to have ready to use. 

 
Valued at $39.99

Features
Full size trimmer for beard and head hair
Precision detail trimmer to create and maintain your lines
41mm hair clipper to style your hair
Beard and moustache comb locks into 9 settings
Hair clipper comb locks into 9 settings
Mini shaver for finishing edges with a close result
Nose, ear and eyebrow trimmer
I think this makes a great gift for under the tree and you have a great chance to WIN!  


Great Discounts and Prizes
 
Starting November 19 and through December 17, Philips Norelco is giving our Twitter followers the chance to upgrade their electric shaving experience -- and holiday experience – by giving away a PowerTouch with Aquatec every day!!!!. In addition, they are giving away a weekly $1,000 and SensoTouch 3D grand prize. You can find all of the details, rules and prizes on their Twitter page @ShaveExperts.  Be sure to Follow them to get the Tweets and updates!  This is going to be lots of fun!
Save $20 Here

 
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Birthday Express Review and Giveaway

I love when things are easy and relaxing.  So often, like today, I end up running around trying to get everything done that I forgot about or was added at the last minute.  You have had days like that right? 
Well, Christmas is going to be here before I know it and so will my daughters birthday.  She is our little Christmas present since we got to bring her home on that day.  She loves Tangled and I was excited when Birthday Express said they would like to send me a Birthday Package to review I was thrilled.  I picked her favorite movie set and here is what I got. 



A Package for 8!
  • 8 Party Invites
  • 8 large Party Plates
  • 8 Large Napkins
  • 8 Pink Placemats
  • 8 Cups
  • Forks and Spoons for 8
  • A Table Runner
  • Ribbons purple, pink, and blue
  • Streams purple, pink, and blue
  • A huge Pink Star Balloon
  • Balloons pink, blue, and purple
  • Pink Sparkling Table Pieces

I have a party in a box and ready for her Birthday with no stress this year.  I will be making dinner, dessert, and her friends can come over and celebrate the beautiful young lady she is. I had no idea it could be this easy and very excited to see her face!   

Tangles Party for Eight Valued at $35.99
Great price to have everything sent to your door and ready.

 If you are planning a party, sleepover, movie premier, birthday, or just a simple celebration have Birthday Express make it easy for you. 


I know that you would like to win one, RIGHT?
 5 winners get a $30 party pack! US Only.  Pitch List Event!
 Giveaway starts Black Friday and Runs till 12/7
Good Luck
 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ronco Showtime 500 Stainless Rotissierie

I know many of you, like me, are looking for the Black Friday deals and steals.  If you are looking for a rotisserie than you want to enter the Giveaway below!   
Bargains 4 WAHMS is giving away one valued at $199.  This would be a great addition to anyone's kitchen. 
 
Check out her Full Review Here

This giveaway will run from 11/19 – 12/9, so be sure to get your entries in! This would make a fabulous gift for the holidays and definitely one that will not disappoint!
 
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What is GMO Really Contributor Post

 
Hi everyone.  You know that I am a big Supporter of labeling GMO foods.  My Contributor post this Month on Happy Mothering explains a lot as to what is GMO and how is affecting our bodies.  Please take the time to read and share with your Friends and Family. 
 
What Are GMOs?
How Did GMOs Get Started?
Are GMOs Causing Harm?
What Can We Do About GMOs?
More GMO Resources
 
 
 Disclaimer:  This information is here for readers to hear all sides of the spectrum.  There are two sides to the story and I only wish to provide my readers with information to help them make their own decisions.  Food is a Freedom.  We have a right to know all the information and be allowed to make decisions that best fit our families.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Cranberry Balls Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Cranberry Balls
Gluten FREE and Raw


1/2 cup Organic Raw Cacao Powder
1 1/2 cups Unsweetened shredded Coconut
1 1/2 cups Organic rolled oats
3/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Raw Honey
1 cup pureed fresh Cranberries

Mix everything in a food processor.  Mixture will be gooey and form into small bites size balls with fingers.  Place on a Freezer safe plate and put in freezer for about half hour, until frozen.  Put in Freezer bags and keep frozen until you serve
WARNING!  These are so delicious you might not be able to eat just one.  Make plenty to share too, these are a big hit with friends and family :-)

Balls on Right that are darker are the Chocolate Coconut Cranberry Balls.  The Lighter ones on the left are the Almond Balls.(without raisins) 

Here is the Original Post for the Chocolate Balls, but made a few festive adjustments! 

Thanksgiving Sides With a Healthy Twist (Hop)

Happy Thanksgiving! 
 
I love this day and think it is about so much more than food.  It is a time to come together as friends and family and be truly thankful for our lives.  What a wonderful way to celebrate by cooking up some amazing, delicious, healthful food. 
 
While I am sure some will have the traditional dishes of Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles, stuffing, I would like to add a few healthful dishes too.  I will be making a few raw and vegan dishes to keep my body balanced and not so much of a carb load. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Every Tuesday you can join us to share great recipes.........
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Herbed Bread and Vegetable Stuffing Recipe

Herbed Bread and Vegetable Stuffing

4 ounces spinach leaves, roughly 4 cups packed
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp Coconut Oil
2 cups diced button mushrooms, cut in 1/4 inch dices
3/4 cup of carrots, cut in 1/4 inch dices
3/4 cup of celery cut 1/4 inch dices
3/4 cup of onion, cut in 1/4 inch dices
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
4 tsp chopped sage leaves (2 tsp dried)
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
3 cups multi grain bread cubes 
1/2 cup vegetable broth 

Steam spinach in a large wide pot with 1/4 cup of water until just wilted.  Drain, and plunge into ice water.  Squeeze dry and chop.  rinse and dry the pot, no need to dirty more dishes.  In same pot add coconut oil and warm.   Add in carrots, celery, onions, and mushrooms.  Cover and cook for roughly a minute so the mushrooms can release some of their moister.  Uncover and cook stiring occasionally until vegetables are tender.  If vegetables begin to brown reduce the temperature.  Stir in spinach, salt, pepper, sage, and thyme.  Turn heat to low and add in bread crumbs stirring occasionally until soften to the textures you like.  If bread is too dry add in more broth.  Place stuffing in baking dish and brush with Coconut Oil,   bake at 350 degrees until heated through.  
Serves 8 and has about 122 cals for serving.  

Farro Pilaf with Mushrooms Recipe

Farro Pilaf with Mushrooms

 3 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
1 yellow onion, minced
1 cup Farro
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 cups vegetable stock
salt
12 oz. mushrooms  diced
red pepper flakes
1 bunch of spinach stemmed
parmesan cheese

In medium pan heat oil, over medium heat.   Add onion and stir cooking until tender.   Add in Farro and stir cooking until toasted.  Add in wine cooking until reduced by half.  Add in vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat ad simmer, stirring occasionally.  I add in the mushrooms here and once Farro is creamy and cooked.  The water should all be evaporated and just the grain and vegetables remaining. I add in the spinach and stir in until wilted.

I will add in picture later after our Feast! 



Cranberry Relish Recipe Not Your Ordinary Condiment

Cranberry Relish
 2 cups fresh cranberries
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
zest of one orange
juice of one orange
1 small pineapple, peeled and cored
1 tbsp  honey
 
Put everything in a processor and breakdown until combined but still chunky.











Make a beautiful pinkish color and taste wonderful.  I love this recipe and will me making it throughout the season.










This is delicious over yogurt, oatmeal, on toast, the options are endless. 



 

Amazing Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

Amazing Brussels Sprouts Salad

zest of one lemon
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 Dijon mustard
3 tbsp EVOO
Dash Salt and ground pepper
1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed with leaves separated
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds toasted 
1 avocado
Slices of Blood red oranges. (optional) 
Whisk lemon juice, zest, and mustard in a small bow. Gradually add in oil whisking until emulsified. Then season with salt and pepper, set aside.  Trim the leave and seperate the Brussels Sprouts, this is the most time consumming, but goes pretty fast once you get the hang of it.  The kids will be helping me peel.  Toss leaves with dressing and seeds.  Gently add in avocado and oranges slices.  

Making for Thanksgiving and will add pictures later.  I love this recipe and wished I took pictures last time I made it.  

Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Sage Recipe

Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Sage

1-12 ounce package of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup of apple juice 
1/3 cup of water
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh sage, choped finely
dash of salt

Put cranberries, apple juice, and water in a medium heat saucepan.  Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer until cranberries burst and mixture thickens. (5-6 mins).  Stir in honey, sage, and salt.  Serve chilled or at room temperture.

I am making for Thankagiving and will get picture up very soon :-)  While you are picking up your cranberries, grab a couple bags to make your own Cranberry Juices, recipe coming very soon too.  

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eat Smart Elite Kitchen Scale Review and Giveaway



There are a couple reasons to have a kitchen scale!
 With the holidays always comes festive foods and celebrations.  We have a lot to be thankful for and celebrate, but we have to keep a health body in mind.  Most of the time we maintain our bodies in the summer and falls because we have all those cute summer clothes to show off.  During the winter  months we tend to slow down our activities, wear layered clothes, and eat too many festive foods and drinks.  All this can add up to an increase in pounds which is why we have New Year's Resolutions.  During the New Year we work so hard to start our bodies back watching what we eat and exercising.  A kitchen scale helps us to keep food in moderation.


Another way we use kitchen scales is in our cooking.  Sometimes we have to convert measurements from older cookbooks or books from other countries.  This is where I tend to use my scale a lot.  On my husbands travels her has brought me back cookbooks from Australia, Africa, Alaska, Chile, Brazil, Scotland, and a few more.  Not all of the books but many I have to convert from grams to ounces or cups.  

Right now I am using my scale often because I am watching what I eat early.  Not really dieting, but making sure I keep things in moderation. This is a wonderful reminder because often we forget the amount of calories certain foods have.  Honestly, by New Years I want to already be the size and fit person on 1/1/2013 and not work so hard after.  

Eat Smart Kitchen Scale can help you with that.  The scale is super easy to use with just two buttons and easy instructions.  Scale comes with a Calorie Factor and Instruction manual and 4 triple A batteries.  I was able to power up and get right to using my scale.  

Features


  • Measures in Ounces, Pounds, Grams, and Kilograms
  • Has a two year warranty
  • Includes Free Calorie Counting Guide
  • Easy to read Backlit Display
  • Stainless Steel Platform that is Durable and Easy to Clean
  • Tare Feature and Auto Turnoff
  • Batteries Included
  • Max weight is 15 pounds

Now I know many of you might be thinking a great scale like this will be awesome to have in the Kitchen, right?  Well you can pick on up here.
You can order from Amazon at $39.95 

Now if you are excited to win one for yourself or that special person for the Holidays than your in luck!  There will be Two Winners.  There will be Two Prizes a Kitchen Scale or a Bathroom Scale!!  Awesome right?  Just enter the easy rafflecopter below and Good Luck!
 
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Friday, November 16, 2012

RW Garcia Giveaway GMO FREE

I wanted to share with you another awesome chip that is GMO free!  You know how I feel about GMO's and I love supporting healthier versions of snacks that care about the environment and our  health. 

One lucky reader is going to win a big box of RW Garcia chips just like this one!  

 Want to pick some up now? Look at the map to see where you can find RW Garcia chips in your area. Remember, if they don't sell them where you live (like me, in Hawaii), you can still order them online at Amazon.com!

Giveaway ends 11/28. US only. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! 

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Tea and Yoga For The Health Conscious Tea Lover!

Super Exciting Announcement! 
Libre Tea is one of my most favorite companies, because they care about ECO foot-printing and they strive to help others bring wellness for physically and mentally health.
I was just told that they are teaming up with My Yoga Online!  
Buy Libre tea glasses here



"This Holiday Season Libre Tea is very pleased to announce an exciting partnership with My Yoga Online. With every tea glass purchased from November 20 to December 15,* customers will receive a voucher for one month of free online yoga classes at MyYogaOnline.com."
I just got gone signing myself up and browsing through their hundreds of video samples.  I signed up for the FREE Newsletter and Wellness Diary.  I am excited about the Newsletters, but I think I will be getting the Premium monthly subscript VERY SOON!  I have to admit that this looks like a great site with many wonderful tools for relaxing, toning, programs, hundreds of videos, and so much MORE.

While doing my browsing I came across a few things that really hit my eye.  The programs sound amazing for anyone looking to improve their health and wellness.  If you are someone that usually does a New Years Resolution, than don't wait, start it now!

Premium Membership Gives you ( only $9.95 monthly or $7.95 monthly with year membership.)
  •  Hundreds of online yoga and wellness classes in High Definition video, uninterrupted and commercial-free.
  • Renowned, professional yoga and wellness instructors and experts.
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced video classes and programs for all skills and ages. All videos are developed and designed by some of the world's most well-known yoga, Pilates, meditation and dance instructors.
  • Health and wellness sessions including weight management, stress release, overall well-being.
  • Create your wellness diary. Keep track of friends' progress, connect with others, update and share your profile, and achieve your wellness goals. 
  • Expert Q&A, anatomy, chiropractic and healthy living articles, workshops, blogs, forums, community and more...
Check out their....
Programs 
Poses:  That include Video, explanations, benefits, and so much more!
Community  Where you can chat with student, teachers, make friends, gain support, and read posts.
Healthy Living  With articles, recipes, and much more.  I found two awesome recipes I'll be making this week.  Zain's Raw Brownies and Zain's Vegan Pie Oatmeal  Yummy yummy and there is a lot more!

Want to try it out the Premium Membership for a week??   

This makes this one of the BEST Christmas present packages out there, in my opinion!  Tea and yoga – a terrific gift solution for health-conscious tea lovers!!
Remember you can purchase a Libre Tea Glass and get a month free, but only November 20th through December 15th!  
Disclaimer:  I am not paid for my reviews.  I am including a link as a referral and might receive credit for purchases.  I enjoy living a green life and like to bring my readers companies that are passionate about health, living natural, and clean. 

Discount at Rock The Tea.com

I know many of you are already thinking about Christmas and taking advantage of great deals.  If you have little girls than check this out!
Shopping Just Got Easier at Rock The Tea!  Girls shopping on-line store.  
Rock the Tea offers crafts, dress-up clothes, make-up and jewelry for young girls.
 
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