Thursday, September 29, 2011

Swag Code Extravaganza This Monday 10/3


There is a Swag Code Extravaganza coming up on Monday, which means a day where there will be SEVEN different codes all throughout the day, and a total of 60 Swag Bucks in codes being given out.
The first code will be put out on the Swagbucks Twitter feed at 6:00am PT on Monday.

If you are not already a member of swagbucks click this button below to join and start earning some great prizes!

Search & Win

Use the sign up code BIGTIMEBUCKS - it's worth and additional 70 Swag Bucks when you apply during sign up, meaning that a new user would start with 100 total Swag Bucks!.The code is active now and is good until 11:59pm PT this coming Monday.

Chance to win with Gooseberry Patch

I love my Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!

I have NINE!

  • RV cooking Cookbook
  • Tailgating Cookbook
  • Pumpkin Cookbook
  • Circle of Friends – 25 Burgers Recipes
  • Circle of Friends – 25 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
  • Circle of Friends – 25 Dips & Spread Recipes
  • Circle of Friends – 25 Mac & Cheese Recipes
  • Circle of Friends – 25 Meatloaf Recipes
  • Circle of Friends – 25 Slow Cookers Recipes

So I wanted to share with you my readers this great giveaway -

Chance to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate! - Gooseberry Patch

head over there and check it out!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A great giveaway going on right now

As you know if you’ve been reading my blog I love Christian/ Amish fiction. One of my favorite authors is Beverly Lewis. One of her books was recently made into a movie and I want it. The Shunning is one of my all time favorite books and now I can watch it too! (plus it stars a fantastic actress I love as well. SCORE!)
shunningThe Shunning DVD
Did they not pick the best actress for it? She even looks like the girl from the cover!

That leads us to the giveaway. Only A Breath blog and Read Love blog are hosting giveaways for a copy of the movie and I really hope to win it. Please head over their sites to read about the move and enter to win too!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yoplait wants you to save lives

And one lucky Family Treasures gets to do it with style.
Now is the fun time. I get to reveal the winner of this great prize pack from Yoplait and my blog spark.
The winner is  chosen via
Congrats to comment # 35

Mandy said...

I love key lime

Mandy you have 24 hours to claim your prize before a new winner is picked.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love By Beth Wiseman

Book Description: Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.

Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?

Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.

When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.

But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans.

Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?

My Thoughts: This book brings to mind a Facebook status I recently read. Something along the lines of man telling God his plans and God laughing at him. Its stuck with me because many times I am the stupid little man telling God what I want instead of listening to what HE wants.

"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." -- Proverbs 19:21
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -- Jeremiah 29:11

This book brings home these passages. The main character thinks she knows what her path in life is but its not the same path God has already set in motion before her. I love how the author though the main character gently reminds us how wonderful Gods plans are and that even when he gives us sorrow he knows there is also good to come. It’s a love story at the heart of the book and one I would read over and over again.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Review - Night Night Blessings By Amy Parker

_225_350_Book.457.coverBook Description: Cuddle up with your little ones and count all the blessings God put in their day.

This book is a precious way to put your little ones to bed at night and fill their thoughts with the many good things that have filled their day. It’s a great way to teach them gratitude and help them sleep soundly at night.

Whether it’s Mommy’s goodnight kisses, Grandpa’s comfy lap, or pancakes stacked THIS high, there are so many blessings to count before bed! Written in rhyme and coupled with adorable illustrations, this follow up book to best-selling Night Night Prayer will be an instant bedtime hit.

My thoughts: This is the first children's book I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing, and I cant wait to read more like it! I love how simple the book is yet it packs such a valuable message for everyone not just children. I was able to review the kindle edition of this book and I love that I now have a sweet book with beautiful illustrations to add to our nightly bedtime routine. I will be looking in to the other book ‘Night Night Prayer’ by the same author.

Book Review - Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain By Charles Martin
Book Description: "Life is a battle, but you can't fight it with your fists. You got to fight it with your heart."

An internationally famous photographer, Tucker has traveled the world and seen both the serious and the strange. But when his brother escapes from a mental hospital and an old girlfriend appears with her son and a black eye, he is forced to return home and face the agony of his own tragic past. Back in rural Alabama, Tucker comes to terms with the ghosts he left behind. Miss Ella Rain once loved Tuck and his brother like they were her very own. Hiring her to take care of Waverly Hall and to keep them out of sight was the only good thing their father ever did. And though Miss Ella has been gone for many years, Tuck can still hear her voice. And she keeps telling him, encouraging him, that by reaching out to this young boy he can redeem his father's tarnished legacy and pass on the good she brought into his life.

My Thoughts: This is not a book I would normally pick up. I like to read more light and fun books. Life it too heavy to spend my fun time dwelling on unpleasant subjects. That being said I really enjoyed this book. Parts of the book make you laugh out loud and others make you cry. The characters are well developed and real.  The book is crafted in such a way that I quickly got lost in the story and was deeply moved by all the emotion the book possessed. The book's messages of love, forgiveness, and healing are truly touching.

Yoplait Giveaway Extended

Because there really wasn’t much interest in the Yoplait giveaway the first week but now there is. I’ve decided to give everyone a better chance at winning so please pass it along to your friends. If you refer someone you get an extra entry if they enter. The giveaway will now end on SEPT. 23!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fiber One Chewy Bar giveaway - CLOSED

As important as it is to carry the season’s must-have handbag, it’s just as important that it’s filled with the right on-the-go essentials. According to a survey by Fiber One® Bars*, 75% of women regret not stashing a snack in their bag when hunger pangs hit, and they don’t have access to a meal.

That’s why Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars make the perfect accessory for a woman’s handbag. These delicious chewy bars contain 20 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake, making them the perfect on-the-go snack. In fact, consumers recently chose Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars as the Best Snack Bar in 2011!**
  • 75 percent of women say they fall victim to unhealthy foods when hunger pangs hit, and they don’t have access to a meal
  • If healthy snacks aren’t readily available, women would most likely eat chips/crackers (50%), a candy bar (33%), popcorn (33%), or a fast-food burger (23%)
Don’t let your hunger pangs lead to regrettable decisions. Snack in style with Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars, the “official snack” of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. From September 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011, visit to enter the “Fiber One Great Taste Giveaway” for a chance to win a trip to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February 2012 or, through March 31, 2012, one of 100 $500 gift cards for a designer handbag of your choice. For complete contest rules please visit or find details on specially marked packages of Fiber One 90 Calorie Bars.
When you carry Fiber One Bars in your bag, great taste is always at your fingertips! Visit www.FiberOne.comfor more information about Fiber One Bars and the “Great Taste Giveaway,” and be sure to check out the Fiber One Facebook page to join the conversation and get great style tips.
I recently had a chance to try the fiber one cereal through My Blog Spark. I didn’t really care for the cereal but I have to say I love these bars.  These bars are great tasting.  I’m not sure what they did differently in these bars that made them taste so much better than the other products, but whatever the reason I love it.  And of course it is an added bonus that these bars only have 90 calories and provide extra fiber.
One lucky Family Treasures reader will win a Fiber One 90 Calorie Bars:  A Tasteful Accessory Prize Pack! 
Your prize pack will contain:
  • 1 box of Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate Chewy Bars
  • 1 chic black cosmetic case
  • 1 pop-out hair brush
  • 1 compact mirror
  • 1 tin of mints
Required Entry
Follow Family Treasures via Google Friend Connect.
extra entries:
Winners are selected via
(1)  Subscribe to Family Treasures
(1)   What do you reach for when hunger pangs strike?
(1) Like Fiber One on Facebook
(1) Tweet, blog or FB this giveaway linking back to this post. (post a link)

Friday, September 2, 2011‏ Winner


Wow you guys really loved this one. I had an overwhelming amount of entries for this giveaway. That’s understandable because Woodgroove makes such beautiful products, and you my readers agree!

I love being able to announce that the winner of the baby block was Kathleen Russell. Kathleen you have 24 hours to claim your prize.

On a side note I’m not sure about using Rafflecopter and a few of you emailed me in response to it as well. So for now Family Treasures will stick with This may change in the future.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives Giveaway - CLOSED

It's time for the Pink Yoplait Lids Again!!!!
One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer within her lifetime – our friends, wives, mothers, sisters, neighbors – and this year, the fight against breast cancer starts right next door.
That´s because, through Save Lids to Save Lives, Yoplait will donate ten cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for each pink lid redeemed both online at and via mail by December 31, 2011, up to $2 million. Plus, Yoplait is tracking pink lids redeemed by zip code to make sure funds generated from your lid collection go back to local breast cancer programs in your community. Here´s how you can support your local community´s fight:
    • Look for special pink lids on pink Yoplait yogurt cups, in grocery stores in September and October
    • Save your pink lids and redeem them via mail, or – for the first time – redeem them online at Make sure you enter your zip code when redeeming lids online!
In addition, you can visit to download a printable coupon* for $0.30 off any (1) variety Yoplait Yogurt cup (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!) today!
On you can dedicate your lid to a woman who means something to you, read inspirational stories about those making a difference in the fight against breast cancer and find out how to support your local Susan G. Komen Affiliate.
During the past 13 years, Yoplait has donated more than $30 million to the breast cancer cause through all of its breast cancer initiatives.

Through My Blog Spark I was offered the opportunity to work with Yoplait to share about the Save Lids to Save Lives Campaign.  I was sent the prize pack above and some coupons for Yoplait Yogurt.  Well, that is great news because my children LOVE yogurt. Especially Yoplait Yogurt!   We cant stock enough in our home to keep up with the demand.  I am also happy to share about this campaign because our family has been affected by breast cancer and we all walked with my MIL through her battle with breast cancer.  One she has thankfully survived! So, when I get a chance to share about ways to raise money for breast cancer research, I am all over it!
Look for pink lids on your favorite Yoplait products this fall and redeem your lids online, by mail or both! Yoplait reserves the right to discount any codes entered fraudulently.
1)Enjoy a Yoplait Yogurt that has the pink lid.
2)Collect your lids and those from other family and friends.
3)Redeem your lids either online or by mail.

To get the word out about this program Yoplait has partnered with My Blog Spark to giveaway and awesome prize pack just like mine that includes the following:
  • Two VIP coupons, each valid for one free Yoplait yogurt core cup product
  • A Yoplait pink lid collection kit
  • Tote bag
  • Heart-shaped key holder
  • Hope Journal
  • Pen
Are you ready to enter the Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives Giveaway??  This giveaway will end on September 15, 2011.
  1. Follow Family Treasures via Google Friend Connect.
  2. Subscribe to Family Treasures & confirm it – on the sidebar on the left.
  3. Tell me your favorite Yoplait Yogurt flavor!
  4. Share with us – Who are you saving lids for?
  5. Tweet this giveaway and post a link back here.
  6. Blog this giveaway, link back here, & remember to share a link to your post here.
As always the winner will be sent an email (so make sure I can find it) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.  Said winner will have 48 hours to contact me and send me their name and shipping information or I will have to choose another winner.
The Yoplait prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. Facebook is in no way affiliated with this giveaway and is not liable for anything pertaining to this giveaway.