Sunday, March 31, 2013

LVR Organic Yoga Pants #GreenEarthGiveawayPL


Earth Day is approaching and we are going to be celebrating it all month long!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to Review a pair of awesome Yoga pants from LVR.
LVR is a Eco conscious company making Yoga a Hot Fashion!
If you missed my review you want to head over and see this awesome company!
LVR: Earth Friendly, USA-made, Conservationist, Stylish, and Comfortable!
 
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One of my wonderful readers will be winning a pair of these Eco Yoga Pants! 
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Green Tip #1 Celebrating Earth Day all Month Long

Going Green Tip #1
Green your Kitchen!
  • When purchasing groceries look for foods with no pesticides and as minimally processed as possible.  This is easily done by looking for anything with the USDA Organic Label.   
  • Get your items Naked, this means with as little packaging as possible.  Look for items in bulk and lose to add to your containers at home.  While I recycle all my plastics and cardboard boxes, I like to still try to decrease even purchasing items packaged that way.  Every little bit helps!
When foods are processed a lot of nutrients are destroyed making it a dead food.  While those foods are processed they are also increasing unnecessary waste to the environment.  Think of increasing nutritious raw fruits and vegetables and picking them up with green packaging.
I use green produce shopping bags from reuseit.

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To Go Ware Reduce Your Fork-Print Review

 
To-Go Ware RePEaT Bamboo Utensil Set with Recycled PET Carrycase. #ad
 
 
Reuseit does it Again!  I just love this company, no matter what I am looking for they usually have it.  This school year we took the pledge to only use reusable lunch packing materials, in other words we no longer used plastic baggies or anything needing to be "thrown away". 
 
In celebration of Earth Day, Reuseit.com sent me one of their To-Go Ware bamboo sets.  For one I love the color of the recycled green carrying case, just beautiful!  The case and utensils are light and do not take up much room at all.  I can throw my case in my purse, hiking backpack, or lunch bags, really the options are limitless.  I was especially excited to try it out for our Friday Soup and Stations at church.  During Lent we attend a social gathering to eat soup and then walk through the Stations of the Cross remembering the day of Jesus' death and resurrection.  With our group we all reduce the amount of waste and work by bringing our own bowls, utensil's, and cups, while the soup, bread, and beverage is provided.  I loved using my To-GO Ware and loved how easy it was to clean.  I just hand washed my case and utensil and laid them out to dry.  The website said that I could use them in the dishwasher, but I want them to last for a long time, and washing only take a minute. 
 
I plan on taking my hand ECO Friendly Bamboo utensils with me everywhere from hiking, camping, volunteering, and eating out! 
No more plastics, No more waste.
 
Features
  • Made from sustainably harvested bamboo- Organic
  • Lightweight, strong and long-lasting
  • Carrycase made from recycled plastic bottles (PET)
  • Heat- and stain-resistant
  • Won't impart or absorb flavors
  • Hand-finished with natural, food-safe wood oil
  • Includes fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks, plus carrycase with carabiner
  • Carrying Case is hand wash recommend.  Utensils are dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommend. 
 
Zero Waste*Sustainable Materials*Reusable and Portable

About To-Go Ware Mission
To-Go Ware's mission is to make available innovative products that provide a solution, tell a great story, and are enjoyable to use. To-Go Ware seeks to stimulate positive practices for the way people live in relationship with themselves, their neighbors and the planet.~~Reuseit.com
 
Comes in an assortment of Colors!
 
 
Don't forget they have a $4.95 FLAT rate shipping!
 
Now, who wants to win one?  Reuseit sent me one to review and now they are going to give one of my luck readers one to #WIN.  The Pitch List is celebrating Earth Day all month long and we have some awesome giveaways lined up!  Come back tomorrow to enter to win one of your own!
 
 

Gifts of the Spirit Easter Fruit Salad

Gifts of the Spirit Fruit Salad
Apples-Wisdom
Pears-Knowledge
Oranges-Discernment
Strawberries-Faith
Blueberries-Healing
Cherries-Miracles
Grapes-Prophecy
Lemon peel-Speaking in Tongues
Figs-Interpretation Tongues
Tsps. of honey-Hope (not a gift but a needed act!)
Slivered almond-Love (not a gift but a needed act!)

I cut the strawberries, pears, cherries, and figs in to slices.  The oranges, blueberries, and grapes I leave in whole pieces.  Add all the fruits and lemon peel together and mix carefully, then drizzle with honey and almond slivers.  Enjoy!

I like to make the salad fresh and will add a picture later today!  This fruit salad is very similar to a scripture salad, you can make the fruits to represent different things. 
Happy Easter and Enjoy!

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

What is a Seder Meal and Recipes

What is a Seder Meal? 
It is a gathering to celebrate in the presence of loved ones and friends, with the sings of festive rejoicing around.  On Holy Thursday, the last Thursday before Easter, we participate in history's most ancient and continuously observed festival.  "Seder" means order in Hebrew, and the meal is an order in the unfolding events from the past.  Throughout the meal we celebrate two principle events in the History of God's people.  We participate in the Exodus from Egypt, God's redemptive liberation of Israel from slavery, and recall that Jesus observed Passover with his disciples on the night of the Last Supper. 

During the Meal we use a script of sorts that walks through the order and the meaning that each food represents. 


 For the meal you bring out your nice table settings, some fresh flowers, and a bowl for the hand washing. 

Each food has its own importance and I will be sharing the recipes I used today.  The Lamb mixture was a new experiment and I am glad it came out so great.





Ground Lamb and Spices
Haroseth
Make your own Unleavened Bread.  This year I used a flat bread that I picked up at Sprouts and we loved it!

What is used during a SederLamb- the word "pesach" (passover) applies to the Lamb of sacrifice and the deliverance from Egypt.  Roasted and seasoned with garlic, onion, and herbs. 

Unleavened bread- Matzoh is called the "bread of Affliction" because it recalls the unleavened bread they prepared for a hasten  escape by night from Egypt.  Three large matzohs are broken and eaten during the ceremony. 

Bitter herbs-  (Horseradish) is a reminder of the bitterness of slavery and suffering endured in Egypt. 

Green herbs- (Parsley and Celery) to be dipped in salt water.  The salt water represents tears of sorrow during the captivity of the Lord's people.

Haroseth- is a mixture of chopped apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine representing the mortar used by the Jews to build structures in Egypt during their slavery.

Wine- (Red) used to sip on with four words through the meal.  "The four cups", Thanksgiving, Telling, Blessing, and Righteousness.
Food is used for all celebrations, it is life both lived in the past and celebrating in the present.  I love to celebrate my faith through food and how it can represent so much more than satisfaction from consumption. 

How do you use food to celebrate?
 
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Ground Lamb Recipe Amazing Taste and Very Simple

Lamb is used for the Seder Meal and on Easter.  I usually get a roast of lamb but this year we made a few adjustments.  My local Sprouts was out of the leg of lambs and I am not a huge fan of rack of lamb.  I was excited to see how I could use ground lamb, using the herbs and spices I usually use for roasting.  I am happy to say it came out great and something I would like to make again ever if not during Lent. 


Ground Lamb with spices Recipe                                                   
2 lbs ground Lamb
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 yellow onion, diced finely
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

In a pan I add all ingredients together and cook until meat is fully cooked and can no longer see any pink.  It is a good idea to cook all the spices with the Lamb, this way the lamb is very aromatic and taste delicious. 



Garlic and onions went in first and then added the Lamb and spices right away.











Mix all ingredients together and cook until all pink is gone.  Pink is showing in this picture but I wanted to show the spices before they where all cooked in.









This recipe is great as a fast Gyro too.  Later that night we made leftovers Gyro style, delicious!

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Haroseth Recipe for Passover Meal

Haroseth- is a mixture of chopped apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine representing the mortar used by the Jews to build structures in Egypt during their slavery.  See how we use this in our Seder Meal. 


Haroseth Recipe                                                            
4 apples, peeled, corded, and chopped
3/4 a cup of walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp. raw honey
1 tbsp. ground Cinnamon
1 shot of red wine 
I chopped everything up very fine for a nice paste texture.  This taste great with the Matzoh, as a dessert, and with yogurt for breakfast. 

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Holy Thursday

We are Back!
We have been on our Family Spring Break Vacation over the last week and a half, and I am sorry I was not posting while we were away.  So much has been happening in Nutrition, GMO, and Green News and I will be bringing it all up to speed soon, but it won’t be today. 
Today is Holy Thursday and I have a Seder Meal to prepare.  If you are interested check out last year’s meal and modified description.   This year the kids are older and everyone wants a part in the supper.  I will be adding pictures and a more detail order to the meal latter. 
I wanted to wish you a wonderful Holy Thursday!
 
 
 
What customs, recipes, and activities do you do for Passover?
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Good Eatin' Hop 3/26

 
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wellness Wednesday Healthy Snacks While Traveling


I think the main problem people face is time.   It seems people are always on the run and Convenience has become a huge selling point for people and products.  How can you tackle this problem and make healthy snack more convenient? Let's start with being prepared and making snacks a head of time.  

Almond butter and Celery sticks
Apples
oranges
carrot sticks
hummus and veggies or crackers
yogurt and granola
make your own trail mix
veggies and yogurt/peanut-butter dip
rice cakes and peanut butter
low fat cheese and fruit or crackers
fresh cut fruit
fresh cut veggies 
soup
smoothies
nuts

You can have a lot of choices and great variety while making them convenient.  I live by my menu and always schedule my snacks in.  Something to remember about raw veggies is that you can eat plenty of them, they are low in calories, high in fiber, and added nutrients.  I would recommend skipping the pre packaged stuff for when you need it.  You can get healthier options for organic, GMO free, and gluten free packaged varieties, but remember to keep those in moderation.  

Today we left for our Orlando Spring Break Vacation.  We are a larger family, six, and we prefer to eat organic as much as possible.  I know that restaurants, theme parks, hotels, and airports just don't provide the regular clean eating foods that we like.  To keep our bodies from junking up we packed our own snacks for the plane and we will be grocery shopping the first day.  We have scheduled where we will be eating out and the budget friendly clean eating meals we make in the room.  This is to show a family can eat clean and on a budget while traveling.  

What are some of your clean eating tips for traveling?  

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Good Eatin' Hop 3/19

 
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Breakfast Bars Recipe

Breakfast Bars Recipe

Coconut Oil
4 cups old fashion oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg plus 3 egg whites
1 cup applesauce
3 tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried blueberries 
1/4 cup raw almonds cut in slivers
(All ingredients are Organic and GMO Free)
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly oil a 11 X 8 baking sheet with coconut Oil.  In a large bowl whisk together your oats, flour, and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs.  Then mix in the applesauce, honey, and vanilla.  Mix this until smooth.  
Then fold in wet mixture to the four mixture.  Fold and mix until no more white flour can be noticed. Then fold in Apricots and blueberries.  Then add mixture to baking dish and smooth out until even. Then sprinkle with almonds and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.  Let cool and slice into bars, roughly 16 depending on portion size.  
 
We are making these during our vacation for easy fast Organic Snacks to carry around and a quick breakfast. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Turtle Tide Book Conservation Starts at Home

Turtle Tide by Stephen R. Swinburne
 
Saturday Family Conservation Reading.   
The way of the sea turtle, a delightful picture book that brings the life of a sea turtle up close.  
The story starts out with a female “mommy" turtle coming to shore to lay her eggs.  The book describes how she knew this shore from when she was born many years ago.  The story describes how she struggled to get to shore, and the hard work it took to paddle on land.  How she was very cautious about where is decided to make her nest and the work going into laying her eggs.  
Then the story goes into the many struggles the eggs face from other beach life like raccoons, birds, crabs, and such that are looking for food.  After about 65 days the eggs become hatchlings. They make their way to the surface and then have to make the dangerous journey to the shore.  They waste no time in making their way to the shoreline, but the birds and crabs quickly decrease the 100 hatchling to about 10. Once in the water the soft little turtles have fish, sharks, and others to lookout for.  Usually out of every nest only a handful make it to adulthood.  Then the same turtle makes their way back to the same beach where they were born many years later, 30, to start the cycle over again.  
This was a great discussion for us to see how many challenges these tiny turtles face to make it into the world.  The kids had thoughts to help the Turtles and make sure they make it to the shore, but I told them this is not allowed.  They have laws that say you cannot touch or interfere with the hatchling.  This is probably why so many eggs are laid because naturally so many do not make it.

This was a wonderful book to read to get ready for our trip to Sea World.  It was also very fitting that we read this book first because next week’s Turtle book talks about the many "Man Made" dangers Sea Turtles face.  You think they have it hard with their natural environment, wait until they have the added man dangers!  
We picked these books up at our local library and are available at Amazon.
 
Conservation is important and we can all do our part. 
Reading to our children about wildlife, nature, and conservation can spark a love for nature at an early age.
 
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Friday, March 15, 2013

Going Green Living Friday Greenscaping and Green Business



Going Green Tip this week is Greenscaping!

What is Greenscaping? Greenscaping is simple changes you can do to save time, money, and protect the environment.  It is gardening with a conscious effort to minimize water, keep things natural, and the use of no chemicals.  It is making a natural oasis that can sustain itself, mostly.   How does it save money?  When you cut out chemicals you are saving money and when you reduce your water you save on your water bill!  You can Save time by using plants that are native and require less care.  Greenscaping protects the environment by conserving water, reducing land waste, and eliminating nasty chemicals. 
Here in Arizona we have a drier climate and we get very little seasons of rain, making water concern.  We have a automatic watering system to give the plants just enough without over watering.  Here we use the natural landscape and reserve our water.  I do use water to grow my garden, but I make sure to water during the morning and evening temperatures.  This allows the plants and roots to take on the most water before the heat evaporates it. 

Steps to a Greener Healthier Yard
  • Build and maintain a healthy soil- add your dried leaves, cutting, and compost back into the soil, enrich it naturally and create less waste.
  • Practice smart watering- whatever during the correct time of days, do not over water, and do not allow your water to pool and run off.  Over water is a complete waste of resources and money. 
  • Adopt a holistic approach to pest control- you can use pest deterrent plants and natural nontoxic solutions.
  • Use natural lawn care- everything you put in your yard will affect the soil and the water.  Try to not be drawn into all those commercials on chemical lawn care. 
  • Plant right for your State (site)- use native plants and reduce the demand, resources, and time that other plants demand when not native. 
Some areas may be too cold to start your garden maintenance but it's never too early to plan and make some changes to a greener yard. 

Be sure to check out some great ideas for enjoying Nature this weekend.  Here is a list of Tucson Events, some are FREE while others have a fee.  Not I Tucson, no problem!  You can check in your area for Bird watching events, Butterfly gardens, Botanical Gardens, Gardening Events, and Nature Walking, Hiking, and exploring.  Get to know your area and the Natural plant life and wildlife.  Help support those conserving and protecting it. 

Green Business Shout Out

If you have not heard of LVR than I have a treat for you!  They make fashionable, comfortable, Eco yoga clothing with limited impact on the environment! I love this company because they are very concerned with protecting the environment and the wildlife.
This Eco Friendly company also likes to give back through conservation.  In 2011 LVR partnered with ARCAS, which is an animal recue center in Guatemala.  Every month the company donates a portion of their revenue to the rescue center for rehabilitation and release of the wild animals.  Personally, I feel really good about wearing clothing that means so much more than comfort and style.  When I wear their clothing I know they are helping the environment, better for my skin, and helping to reach out and help with causes I support. 
See My Review Here
Please take the time to watch the short video below, and be happy that this company is helping in this cause through your purchases, WIN WIN!
 
 
 

LVR Eco Company Making Yoga A Hot Fashion


I am a crunchy momma!  I love my whole foods, natural lifestyle, green living, and living stress free with yoga.  My husband jokes that I am always in my yoga gear and I tell him that it's the best clothing ever made!  I was excited to hear that LVR was going to be sending me a pair of Organic Yoga Pants to review and sponsor for our Green Earth Event.  

They sent me pair Organic Fold Over Yoga Pants- French Terry.  I fell in love with them right away.  The extra fabric that folds down over my hips is comfortable and stylish, the pants fit my legs perfectly, and then flare at the ankle.  I am a little short so I just trimmed the bottoms to fit my height.  You never notice that I shorten the pants at all.  They are absolutely comfortable and I have been practically living in them.  

While the yoga pants are stylish, comfortable, and practical, I have more to tell you about them and the company!  
 
Designed and handmade in Los Angeles, so they are made in the USA, they are produced with the highest quality with minimal impact on the environment.  No matter your style you can find bright, relaxed, vintage, and more of the styles you are looking for.  They make tops, wraps, pants, and dresses for casual and active lifestyles.  Did I mention the clothing is organic?  Why is Organic Important!

This ECO friendly company also likes to give back through conservation.  In 2011 LVR partnered with ARCAS, which is an animal rescue center in Guatemala.  Every month the company donates a portion of their revenue to the rescue center for rehabilitation and release of the wild animals.  So each purchase will be helping this cause!  You can check out their Donation Timeline here.  I love when a company cares about conservation and protecting the environment.  You can read more about their earth friendly mission on eco clothing here.  

Personally, I feel really good about wearing clothing that means so much more than comfort and style.  When I wear these pants I know they are helping the environment, better for my skin, and helping to reach out and help with causes I support.  While ARCAS helps with many animals, I want to help them with the sea turtle hatchery below.  Please take the time to watch the short video below, and be happy that this company is helping in this cause through your purchases, WIN WIN!

Where can you find LVR?  Of course on their website, Facebook, and twitter, but also in high -end boutiques and yoga studios across the US, Canada, Japan, UK, and Middle East.  
Check out there Events and Calendar. 
Where have they been Featured in the Press?
Check out their selection of ECO clothing here.
 
Flat Rate Domestic Shipping is $4 and it is ECO Packing!

 We just got done reading Turtle Tide, which you can see my review on Saturday!  I thought it perfect that I am talking to my kids about Sea Turtle and conservation efforts that we can do and I see this piece on LVR's blog site!  Thank YOU, LVR for your compassion and efforts that are helping. 
I personally LOVE that when I buy these awesome organic clothing, I am also helping with these conservation efforts!  You can too!
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LVR: Earth Friendly, USA-made, Conservationist, Stylish, and Comfortable!  



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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Family Fun Tucson Weekend Events 3/15

Tucson Weekend Events!  Great Family Fun!

Nature Stories at Agua Caliente Park
What: Listening to stories is a wonderful way for children to learn about the natural world around them. Join us for a story reading at the park, followed by an art activity. This program is a partnership between Pima County Natural Resources and Tucson Audubon Society.
When: Friday, March 15
Time: 11:00 a.m. - noon
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road
Cost/Ages: free, younger children and their parents
For more information contact: 520-615-7855 or eeducation@pima.gov
Reservations not required.
 


Saturday Sonoran Desert Weedwackers What: Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Work may require hiking and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Meeting locations change frequently. For meeting location, call 520-615-7855 or email eeducation@pima.gov.
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Tucson Mountain Park at 2020 N. Kinney Road - call for meeting location.
Cost/Age: free, ages 12 and up
For more information contact: If you plan to attend, contact eeducation@pima.gov or call 520-615-7855.

Outdoor Family Days: Ranching Traditions in the Southwest What: Experience southwestern ranching traditions with a family outing to Florida Canyon Research Station. Tour the grassland habitat on a working ranch and visit with local ranchers to learn about ranching practices past and present. Families with children ages 5-12. Reservations required.
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Where: We meet at the UA Florida Station, Santa Rita Experimental Range, and visit the ranch thereafter. Directions to meeting location provided with reservation.
Cost/Age: free, families with children ages 5-12
For more information contact: 520-615-7855 or eeducation@pima.gov
Reservations required.

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa
What: Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters to gain insights into the fascinating stories of the people that lived and worked on the ranch. Visit the historic ranch buildings and corrals and enjoy scenic views of the Santa Cruz River Valley. Reservations required.
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley
Cost/Ages: free, all ages welcome
For more information contact: 520-877-6004 or canoaranch@pima.gov
Reservations required

 Birding at Sweetwater WetlandsWhat: Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands is one of the premier birding spots in Arizona. As spring progresses the wintering ducks change into breeding plumage. Migrating warblers and shorebirds pass through as breeding kingbirds, flycatchers, and warblers return. This leisurely walk on easy trails is led by birding expert Mary Ellen Flynn. Reservations required
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 West Sweetwater Drive
Cost/Age: free, ages 12 and up
For more information contact: 520-615-7855 or eeducation@pima.gov
Reservations required.

Butterfly Magic at the Gardens
What:  Walk through an amazing living exhibit where exotic butterflies fly by and even land on you! See the stages of metamorphosis in front of your eyes!  We have not attended yet, but I have heard it is amazing!  We are going to be taking our family this weekend!
Date: October through April 30th
Time: 9:30 am to 4pm daily
Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, located ate 2150 N. Alvernon Way
Cost: Admission rates can be seen here or call 520-326-9686 ext 10
 

The Secret Garden
What:  This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
When:7pm - Saturday and Sunday too! 
Where: Pima Community College 2202 West Anklam Rd.
Cost: $10

What Family Farm Fridays Family friendly activities and a movie on the farm!
When:2-6pm produce box pick-up, 4-6pm family activities at dusk- movie
Were: Tucson Village Farm 4210 N Campbell
Cost: FREE

What: GARDEN GECKOS Our new early childhood parent/child program begins this spring. Garden Geckos is a program meant to introduce young children to the wonders of the natural world through exploration at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Each week will include outdoor time as well as a variety of activities including stories, crafts, songs and more. Program fees are for the entire four-week series and include one child (2-5 years old) and one parent. Join us for an hour of fun in the Gardens!  Learn about the wonderful world of bugs, including butterflies, spiders and worms, through hikes, games, stories and other activities
When: Wiggles & Wings, Fridays,  Mar. 15 to Apr. 5 (four weeks

Time: 10:30 a.m
Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way
Cost: $50, $40 members
Lots of great family fun to pick from.  Let me know what you are planning this weekend! 
If you know of an event I missed please share it!

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Happy Birthday Jewelry Candle and Roses Giveaway

What says Happy Birthday better than Candles and Roses?  Jewelry Candles say it better!!
Those are my favorite things no matter the occasion!
 
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We have teamed up to bring you this awesome giveaway and here is what it consist of for two luck viewers.
One Birthday Candle:
This is the perfect gift for that special friend, sister, loved one of yours or a gift to yourself if you are having a birthday!
Whoever you give this precious candle to is sure to love it as well as the buried jewel that lies within it in this HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jewelry Candle!  Be sure to select the scent that you want to go with this theme when checking out and you'll get this lovely greeting cards jewelry candle with the scent of your choice! 3 gifts in one! A jewel, a candle and a greeting card!
 
With Jewelry Candles, everyone is a winner! Inside all our candles is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7500. Inside your candle could be a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet or a pair of earrings! You just never know what you are going to get but you will always get a gorgeous piece of jewelry!
One Dozen Wax Dipped Roses:
The scent can last up to 6 months and longer! The buds are hard carved wooden buds! The stems are 14 inches. The buds are 1.5 inches. Each dozen is decorated meticulously with artificial baby's breath to really bring out the color of the bouquet. Each dozen comes with a hidden jewel with a value from $10 to $7500! You never know what you are going to get! Each dozen is shipped to you, your customer or your friend in an elegant black box. They never die so they will look great 5 years from now not just for a few days and then poof they are gone! They make amazing decorations for your home , apartment or office because they are stunning and smell just amazing. The buds are triple scented in fresh cut rose scent so the roses truly smell amazing!

There will be a total of two lucky winners! One winner will receive the candle and the other will receive the roses.

 
All prizing is provided by Jewelry Candles . Giveaway open to U.S. only!
Jewelry Candles Event ends on 3/29/13 at 11:59pm CST. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck