Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy holidays!


As the holidays approach I will be taking a short break from blogging to be with my family.

Before I go the winner of the Warner Bros. Blu-Ray pack was comment #9 congrats! You have been notified by email. As always the winner will have 24 hours before a new winner will be chosen.

I have one other giveaway running so If you know anyone pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive send them over to enter!

After the holidays I will be switching over to a new way of picking the winners of giveaways. I’ve seen rafflecopter work well on other blogs, so we are going to give it a try here at family treasures. I will also no longer be making a separate post for winners. Each winner will be notified by email and the winner will be displayed on the rafflecopter widget in the original post after the giveaway ends.



I wish every single one of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Warner Bros. Happy Holidays Blog App and Giveaway!

Ho Ho Ho, it’s the holiday season and that can only mean one thing... Shopping! But finding presents for your loved ones can be no easy task! That’s why Warner Bros. has come up with their awesome Happy Holidays Blog App featuring some classic and new movies out on Blu-ray sure to please everyone from your teeny nephew to grandma wrinkles!

Check out this app below and then enter to win either a copy of Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection, Classic Christmas Favorites or Dr. Seuss’s Deluxe Holiday Collection on Blu-ray! (Prize will be chosen randomly from the above Blu-ray titles!)
  • Holiday Movie Challenge! Are you a true cinephile? Then take the WB Holiday Movie Challenge! Keep your movie skills sharp with this awesome quiz! Ready. Set. Go!
  • Decode-A-Scene Game! Time is running out! Can you figure out what movie scene is slowly being decoded in front of your eyes? The sooner you figure it out the more points you earn!
  • Holiday Survival Guide! Throw an epic holiday party this season! We have some awesome tips to make you look like a total holiday master!

and check out this holiday shopping guide are any of these on your list?

Do you want to win one of the Blu-Ray packs above? Its easy just complete the entries below:
  1. Follow this blog Via GFC and/or Network blogs (+1 each)
  2. Post your results from the Holiday Movie Challenge and/or Decode-A-Scene Game. (+1 each)
  3. Share your best holiday survival tip! (+1)
  4. Pin an image from this post to your Pinterest account, post link in comments (+1)
  5. Tweet this giveaway, post link in comments(+1)
  6. Share on Facebook, post link in comments (+1)
  7. Subscribe to my newsfeed. (+1)
Giveaway ends 12.17.2012 at 11pm EST. Winner will be announced on 12.18 and will have 24 hours to contact me before a new winner is chosen.

*Disclaimer: Warner Bros. supplied these materials to you I was not compensated in anyway for this post.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Premama Review and Giveaway!

Well its official there will be another little munchkin joining the family in June! We are beyond thrilled. Its hard to imagine that 6 years ago when we were told that having children would be next to impossible for us due to fertility issues and now less than a decade later we have been blessed with not one but three miracles! God is Good!

premama_box-163x300As any woman knows its important to take a prenatal vitamin, but if your anything like me when I am pregnant that sensitive gag reflex kicks in and trying to take a daily vitamin without getting sick is HARD!  So I was pretty excited when I was contacted by Premama to try their drinkable vitamin.

Premama is 100% natural and is nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, sulfite-free, and tree nut-free. Premama includes ingredients important to the healthy development of your baby like Folic Acid, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B(2, 3, 6, 12), plus DHA Omega-3 fatty acid. It also has some additional ingredients like Ginger and Magnesium to help soothe nausea and that’s a relief for those who suffer from really bad morning sickness (or in my case I’m sick the whole 9 months!). The Premama Vitamin powder come in small packets with the option of taking 2 packs in one serving or splitting them up during the day. Premama is easily mixed into the drink of your choice (you must not mix this with sodas or hot beverages) and is nearly flavorless! * Premama recommends mixing with a flavored drink and must be consumed within 5 minutes of mixing.

I have tried Premama in various juices and enjoyed it! When mixing it with plain water there is a slight taste of Ginger, but it wasn’t so bad that it turned me off from drinking it. *NOTE: Premama is a replacement to your normal prenatal vitamin not to be taken in addition to it."

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Disclosure: I was provided with a review sample/copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Book Review: His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever; By Beth Wiseman
_240_360_Book.703.coverBook Description: An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things?
Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. But as destiny would have it, she has fallen in love with an Amish man.
Now she’s 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s Amish father—Matthew Lapp—will do the right thing and marry her. She knows Matthew plans to leave his Colorado settlement for a life in the English world. But that plan never included a baby.
When Matthew walks away from her and their unborn child, she has nowhere to turn. Her unlikely friendship with Levi offers some comfort—yet they have so little in common. This wasn’t the plan she had for her life, and she has never felt so alone. She doesn’t want to be pregnant. Doesn’t want to be Amish. Doesn’t want to trust God.
And yet.
God has plans beyond what her mind can imagine . . . loving plans to show a lost young woman that His love never fails but endures forever.
About the Author: Beth Wiseman's previous releases have held spots on the CBA and the ECPA bestseller lists. In 2010, she received the INSPY Award for Amish Fiction. In 2011, she received the American Christian Fiction Writer's Carol Award and was the Inspirational Readers Choice winner for her book Plain Paradise. Her novel Seek Me with All Your Heart was the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. In addition, Wiseman has been a Retailers Choice Finalist, a Booksellers Best Finalist and a National Readers Choice Finalist. Today, she and her husband are empty nest parents of two grown sons, enjoying the country lifestyle and living happily with and assorted menagerie of domestic and farm animals including dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, chickens, goats, and a miniature donkey in a small community in South Central Texas. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
My Thoughts: I’m a sucker for Amish Fiction (as you can tell from my other reviews), but this is far from your normal Amish love story.  Beth Wiseman gives us a glimpse in to how the Amish and English worlds interact with each other and what can happen when the two intertwine. I found this book to be a  wonderful love story with a powerful message. Sometimes one has to make huge sacrifices for those they love. I cant wait for the next installment in this series and I hope to read more of Beth’s books in the future!
Disclosure: I was provided with a review sample/copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.

Book Review: Christmas at Apple Ridge


Christmas in Apple Ridge: Three-in-One Collection: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and The Dawn of Christmas
By Cindy Woodsmall

Book Description: Experience the holidays with the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania, in these touching novellas centered around love, romance, heartache, and restoration from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall. Christmas in Apple Ridge is a three-in-one collection that includes The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and an all-new story, The Dawn of Christmas.

The Sound of Sleigh Bells: Beth Hertzler is unable to let go of a past tragedy, but when she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds. Determined that her niece meet the gifted artist, her aunt tracks him down, but it’s not that simple – will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love?

The Christmas Singing: Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Brokenhearted, Mattie moves away and pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake decorator, and even finds a new beau. But when Mattie is forced to return home three years later, will learning the truth behind Gideon’s rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?

The Dawn of Christmas: Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?

My Thoughts: Again I have nothing but praise for Cindy Woodsmall. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I anxiously await her new releases. I read the first two individually when they first came out and fell in love with both stories. As always Cindy delivers heartwarming stories and this book has not one but three novella’s to curl up with and enjoy this holiday season! Even if you have read the first two stories the third one is worth picking this book up for! So sit back and explore an Amish Christmas with Beth, Mattie and Sadie!

Disclosure: I was provided with a review sample/copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Portable North Pole Review

    Last year I was introduced to this cute holiday website.....Portable North Pole.  I you have children who BELIEVE in Santa in your life - you must visit this site.  Portable North Pole is a fully customizable site where you tell Santa's elves all about your child with specifics such as name, eye color, favorites and if they have been naughty or nice this year.  Santa then sends your child a personalized video message via e-mail....it is adorable, and keeps the magic alive for the little ones!  You can include up to 3  pictures of your child ‘for Santa’s file on your child’. 
    This year the site has changed a little you can still get the free video message for your child or you can choose to purchase additional items Listed below! I think the new features are reasonably priced and a cute addition to an already great site and idea!

    Portable North Pole 2012 Product Offerings
    Make the magic of the holiday season last forever with these new product offerings from Portable North Pole; all are available on www.portablenorthpole.com. As part of Portable North Pole’s Christmas Program, each time a Portable North Pole product is purchased, 5% of the sale price will go directly to affiliated children’s hospitals in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and France.
  • Portable North Pole’s standard Santa’s Video (Suggested Retail: Free
    • A FREE personalized video message from Santa Claus, filled with magic and exciting discoveries for your loved ones. Includes a brand new story and a sneak peek at never-before-seen North Pole locations!
  • Portable North Pole’s Downloadable Santa’s Premium Video (Suggested Retail: $6.99)
    • Santa has your children on his good list and he has taken the time to send a message of holiday greetings! Little ones will delight in their direct, personalized premium video messages from Santa Claus, featuring their own photos and personal details. Premium downloadable videos include more than five minutes of Christmas magic, a clip of Santa's riding on his sleigh and even a personalized Christmas carol!
  • Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Phone Call: (Suggested Retail: $3.99 for one call or $6.99 for three calls)
    • Santa has a very important message for your loved one! He will pick up the phone and call directly to deliver his personalized message. Santa’s call will last approximately two minutes and you can choose between 14 message options.
  • Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Interactive Letter (Suggested Retail: $19.99)
    • Santa will write a one-of-a-kind personalized interactive letter sprinkled with a pinch of Christmas magic! Available in Red or Green, each letter is printed in color on soft double-sided, first grade quality paper and includes up to 10 personalized items about your child or loved one.
    • Exclusive web access (webcam required) will allow the child to experience:
    • · An virtual reality feature confirming that the letter was sent from Santa’s village post office
    • · A facial recognition feature that scans Santa’s records to confirm the child made is on the nice list
    • · A personalized premium video viewable online
  • Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Nice List Certificate (Suggested Retail: $8.99)
    • Santa will go over all the personal information provided to make an official PNP customized certificate for your loved one to hang on their wall. The one-page certificate features Santa's official foil stamp and is personalized with the name, age, hometown and photo of the child.
  • Portable North Pole’s Personalized Christmas Stickers (Suggested Retail: $5.99)
    • Santa's will create a colorful set of Christmas stickers for your loved one to keep as a fun souvenir, customized with the child’s name. The set includes 12 different stickers, each customized with one name.
  • Portable North Pole’s Personalized Door Hangers (Suggested Retail: $6.99)
    • Santa’s elves will craft a festive door hanger for your loved one to hang on their bedroom door. Two messages available are available: (“Santa’s #1 Fan” and “On the Nice List”) and are printed double-sided
  • Portable North Pole’s Official Christmas Book (Suggested Retail: $24.99)
    • Santa's elves will create a one-of-a-kind Christmas book based on the personal information provided about your loved one. The book features 25 color pages and a soft cover. The story will be personalized with the child’s photos and up to 50 personalized items integrated into the story.
  • Portable North Pole’s Official Christmas Puzzle (Suggested Retail: $12.99)
    • Santa's elves will prepare a fun and festive puzzle using a photo and the name of your loved one! Available in two themes: “Merry Christmas” and “Keepsake.” The puzzle, which features 20 rigid cardboard pieces, is recommended for ages 3 and older.
  • Portable North Pole’s Personalized Letter (Suggested Retail: $14.99)
    • Santa will write a one-of-a-kind letter for your loved one based on the personal information provided. Available in red or green, and printed in color on soft, double-sided, first-grade quality paper, each letter is personalized with name, age, gender, hometown and photo; up to 10 personalized items can be included in the letter.
  • Portable North Pole’s Christmas Coloring Book (Suggested Retail: $7.99)
    • Santa and his elves will craft a fun and festive coloring book especially for your loved one, customized with the personal information provided. The coloring book is approximately 20 pages, features a soft cover and is personalized with the name and photo of the child.
  • Portable North Pole’s Placemats (Suggested Retail $10.99)
    • Santa’s helpers will create a personalized Christmas placemat, ensuring your loved one will think of you every time he or she sits down to the table! The soft plastic placemat is printed single-sided with the child’s name and photo and features rounded edges. Four messages available: “I Love Santa,” “On Santa’s Nice list,” “Santa’s #1 Fan!” and “Santa Believes In Me!”
  • Portable North Pole’s Personalized Christmas Carols (Suggested Retail $2.99) COMING SOON!
    • Santa and his elves have a great ear for music! They're in the studio now recording a personalized Christmas Carol just for your loved one. Downloadable Christmas Carol is available as a MP3, 160 kbps, stereo and runs approximately two minutes.
  • Portable North Pole’s Personalized Christmas Ringtone (Suggested Retail $2.99) COMING SOON!
    • Santa and his elves are so tech-savvy! They're busy recording a one-of-a-kind ringtone especially for your loved one. Downloadable Christmas Carol is available as a MP3, 64 kbps, Mono and runs approximately 20 seconds. The ringtone is compatible with all major mobile devices.
  • Portable North Pole’s Mobile Applications (Suggested Retail $2.99 to $3.99) COMING SOON!
    • For iPhone, iPad and Android systems, the newly updated app includes access to premium personalized videos, an interactive Advent calendar, a call from Santa and other surprises that will delight all season long.
If you have kiddos be sure to check out this site...it is amazing!!
You can visit Portable North Pole here.  Enjoy!  If you do check it out and make a video for your children let me know how they liked it.
Disclosure: I was provided with a review sample/copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Give ChapStick for the holidays!



This holiday season give the gift that will be on everyone’s lips – ChapStick® limited edition holiday inspired varieties. To keep winter lips looking happy and healthy ChapStick® is debuting two new seasonal flavors including Apple Cider and decadent Chocolate Truffle. Also, back by popular demand is the fresh minty taste of Candy Cane.imageimageimage

  • Featuring a convenient gift tag on the back of each package, ChapStick® takes the hassle out of gift wrapping, making it easy to drop into a stocking or attach on top of a gift.
  • ChapStick® seasonal varieties are available November 1st in the cough and cold aisle at food, drug and mass retailers for the SRP of $1.01-$1.99. *ChapStick® Chocolate Truffle can be found exclusively at Wal-Mart.
  • To help prevent and temporarily protect chafed, chapped or cracked lips, apply ChapStick® balm liberally as needed, particularly before sun exposure, dry, cold or wintery conditions. *Consult a doctor before using on a child under 6 months of age.

I don’t know about you but I think these are really cute and fun! I plan to pick up a few this year for stocking stuffers! What flavor are you most excited to try?

“The ChapStick® product and  information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.”

Celebrating with Pinyon Party

Pinypon Logo
My pumpkin loves to play with little play sets and recently we were given a chance to host a party with MommyParties and Pinypon! We combined it with her 5th birthday party and had a great big bash!!
Pinypon Dolls
If you have never heard of Pinypon here is a little about it – Welcome to the world of Pinypon www.pinypon.com a mini-dolls world inhabited by independent and modern girls, who love fashion, accessories and the newest hairstyles. Shopping is one of their favorite things to do! With their pets, they travel the world in their super-cool van going to new places and making new friends. Pinypon is a colorful collection of interchangeable friends. You can mix and match everything - dresses, accessories, hairstyles and even faces, for tons of fun!
Available nationwide, the Pinypon line can be found in the doll aisle at Toys“R”Us. Pinypon ranges in price from $2.99 for the individual mini dolls to $19.99 for the caravan.
In exchange for hosting a party, I was given a party pack. Our party package was full of fun for all the children in attendance!
Pinypon Caravan 2
  • Pinypon Figures
  • Pinypon Caravans (one for my daughter and one to give away to a child in attendance)
  • Pinypon Coupons (so everyone could enjoy the Pinypon fun!)
  • Themed games and activities
    • We played many of the games provided and the children loved the Scavenger Hunt game.
    • The fall Fashion show: where they mixed and matched their Pinypon then showed them off.
    • And Strike a Pose: Playing dress up and walking the runway!
  • Easy-to-make recipes (message me if you would love to try these recipes with your child)
    • On the Road Trail Mix
    • Pinypon Pinwheels
    • Pinypon punch
    • Fashion Makeover Cupcakes (a favorite at the party!)
***AND A BONUS: We received two Nenuco Newborn Dolls, one to keep and another to raffle off during the party.
OUR THOUGHTS: All the girls in attendance thought the Pinypon toys were great. They spent hours mixing and matching the figures and naming their new friends. I know the parents loved that they are reasonably priced and readily available for the upcoming holiday season. I know we are going to pick up the Pinypon hotel for a Christmas present!
Each child went home with a figure and certificate for their Pinypon! (and the parents went home with 6 coupons!) Below are a few pictures from the party and the kit we were supplied with: (only my children are shown to protect the privacy of other guests in attendance who would rather not have images of their children on the internet.)IMAG1725IMAG1726IMAG1727IMAG1731
For an added interactive experience, girls can log onto www.pinypon.com and engage with the online Pinypon games, puzzles and coloring books.

You can also receive discount savings when you visit: www.Pinypon.com.
Don’t forget to check out Pinypon on  Facebook  and on Twitter.
Disclosure:By publishing this post, I received free products as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions are my own.

Kylie Minogue -The Abbey Road Sessions Album Review


I am pretty excited to share this artist with you! I was given the opportunity to listen to “The Abbey Road Sessions” and love it!!

The Abbey Road Sessions features sixteen tracks, all radically reworked, spanning Kylie’s incredible twenty-five-year career. It was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie’s band and a full orchestra. The album features many of Kylie’s best-known hits and previously unreleased tracks. Over all sixteen tracks, one thing becomes very clear—stripped of her high-end pop production, the emotional resonance of Kylie’s songs has never been clearer, and her voice has never sounded better.

Kylie has been celebrating K25, her 25th Anniversary in music, all throughout 2012. It has been an extraordinary career so far—60 million global album sales, multiple hit singles, global tours, and industry accolades—all of which has permanently cemented her place in music history as a bona fide superstar.

Did you know that Kylie is a breast cancer survivor and donates her time to American Cancer Society, as well as amFAR for AIDS research. Kylie’s latest single “Flower” is a song she wrote several years ago following her battle with breast cancer, to the child she wishes she might one day still have.

I think that Kylie has an amazing voice that resonates with her fans. My personal favorite track would have to be track 13:Flower, and I love it even more so after learning the meaning behind it. If you have a few minutes take a listen for yourself. Check out these links below or purchase her album from iTunes or Amazon! You will get to see Kylie on TV soon! She will appear on Dancing With The Stars on November 13th and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 14th to perform “The Locomotion.”

Media Links:

Links To Buy Album:

The Abbey Road Sessions Track Listing:

  1. All The Lovers
  2. On A Night Like This
  3. Better The Devil You Know
  4. Hand On Your Heart
  5. I Believe In You
  6. Come Into My World
  7. Finer Feelings
  8. Confide In Me
  9. Slow
  10. The Locomotion
  11. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  12. Where The Wild Roses Grow
  13. Flower
  14. I Should Be So Lucky
  15. Love At First Sight
  16. Never Too Late

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scentsy Fragrance giveaway winner and specials

I am so glad the giveaway for the $25 gift certificate to Scentsy was a success! I don’t think a giveaway on my blog as ever had that many entries!! (100) I just wanted to let you all know you can be winners if you make a purchase through me before Nov. 30th by emailing me your order (kryssi01@msn.com) you will receive my personal special! When you email me be sure to mention this blog post. (valid for the first 10 orders, due to Scentsy policy I cannot disclose the Special but I can tell you what it is when you email)
A few great Promotions going on this season are -
Buy one get one FREE Scentsy Buddies! You cant go wrong with these cuddly buddies and now you get two for the price of one!
Choose any two of these popular Buddies:
    • Roarbert the Lion
    • Ribbert the Frog
    • Ollie the Elephant
    • Mollie the Monkey
    • Patch the Dog
    • Scratch the Cat
    • Barnabus the Bear
    • Pookie the Polar Bear
    • Penny the Pig
And Buddies are not the only thing BOGO this season!

Scentsy is now offering Fragrance Foams, buy one get one FREE!

These are great for the diaper bag or your purse and make great stocking stuffers, and gifts for teachers, mail carriers, babysitters and more!
Now on to the giveaway winner -

Congrats commenter # 54, Robert!

October 14, 2012 6:01 PM
I signed up for your Scentsy newsletter. And made a purchase!
Message me your contact info and I will get your gift card out in time to use it for the holidays.

Join Premama in Supporting Women's Health


If there is one common interest shared by all of our moms, it is the health of our children. Along with MomSelect, Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink Mix is dedicated to providing all of the vitamins and nutrients that are essential to a baby's health from the very beginning. Premama is a powdered prenatal vitamin supplement that allows women to receive all of the prenatal nutrients they need, without swallowing another giant prenatal pill. Premama - womanPremama can be mixed with your favorite juices, flavored waters, smoothies, shakes and so much more.

Premama contains:

  • Folic Acid to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects             
  • Chelated iron for healthy blood cell formation
  • Vitamin D3 for bone health and immune function
  • Coenzyme Q10 to help reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia
  • Ginger root to help with nausea relief
  • Many more vitamins and minerals to support healthy fetal growth

Premama would like you to join them in supporting the UCSF Young Women's Program. YMP provides health services to women such as prenatal services, gynecological care, nutrition services, post-partum care and so much more.

Now through November 30th, Premama will donate a week's worth of prenatal vitamins to the USCF Young Women's Program for every new fan they receive on Facebook.

So join Premama in Supporting Women's Health All you have to do is click!

For more information on UCSF Young Women's Program, please visit their website.

Chris Mann–Roads Album review

I was recently given an opportunity to listen to Chris Mann’s debut album Roads. Chris found his big break on The Voice, and I for one am glad he did. I love his soulful voice and he adds depth to the songs he chose for his album. Don’t take my word for it check him out yourself. Check out his site below or purchase his album for yourself from  iTunes or Amazon!

  1. ROADS
  3. CUORE
  5. MY WAY

Go check him out you wont regret it. I plan to purchase is Christmas album as well!
“This is a review post from One2One Network. I was provided with a copy of the album and I am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Eat your Veggies with Green Giant Seasoned Steamers


Green Giant LogoWith a dash of imagination, a pinch of culinary skill, and a heap of flavor, Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™ are giving you a new reason to enjoy eating your vegetables. Shake up your vegetable routine with these flavorful, chef-inspired options that are seasoned to perfection, without a drop of sauce. Now, more than ever, you can leave your family craving more vegetables with every meal and break through meal monotony with a new palate-pleasing vegetable option for everyone! With new Green Giant® Seasoned Steamers™, eating vegetables just got easier and more delicious!

  • Available in six different varieties, Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™ are one of the first sauce-free seasoned vegetables to bring unique chef-inspired seasonings and premium cut vegetable blends to your dining room table
  • These tasty Seasoned Steamers are bound to spice up any meal with six varieties including: Mediterranean Blend, Tuscan Seasoned Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Honey Roasted Sweet Corn, Honey Dijon Carrots and Backyard Grilled Potatoes






Visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7643/ to download a printable coupon for $1.00 off the purchase of one package of Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™. Be sure to share this coupon with your family and friends. So they too can take advantage of the savings and try Green Giant Seasoned Steamers™ today!

AND – during the month of October, there will be a “Love it, or your Money Back” offer available at greengiant.com!

I plan to try them all!!

“Disclosure:  The coupons, information, and gift packs have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark.”

Friday, October 12, 2012

Giveaway winners for Oct.

The winner of the Kroger gift card is comment #5!
Jeannie September 20, 2012 8:29 AM
I have been a subscriber for ages :)

The winner for the Dark Shadows giveaway is comment # !

Robert (robcr102106@msn.com)October 14, 2012 11:48 AMI saw it in theaters and loved it.
 congratulations Jeannie! Please message me your contact info and enjoy this cart buster event at your local Kroger store!

Congrats to Robert as well, enjoy the movie!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Giveaway winner and reminders


congrats to the winner of the Progresso Light Crème Soup  giveaway!


Anonymous September 19, 2012 8:53 PM

Bacon and Cheese, or any cheese soup Yummy


Please message me your contact info within 24 hours.

And a Reminder there are 3 open giveaways, get your entries in before they end….

Kroger $25 gift card 10.12.12 Who couldn’t use a little help with the grocery bill.

Dark Shadows DVD Giveaway 10.14.12 Get your hands on the latest Johnny Depp film!

Scentsy $25 gift certificate 11.01.12 Make your home smell inviting all year round with Scentsy!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Book Review: Be Still My Heart

by, Joanne Bischof
Description: Night’s chill tickled her skin. Lonnie pressed her hands together and glanced up. He was even more handsome up close. Having grown up the shy, awkward daughter of Joel Sawyer, she’d hardly spoken to any boy, let alone the one who had mothers whispering warnings in their daughter’s ears and fathers loading shotguns.Pretty Lonnie Sawyer is shy and innocent, used to fading into the background within her family, and among the creeks and hollows of the Appalachian hills. Though her family is poor and her father abusive, she clings to a quiet faith. But when handsome ladies’ man and bluegrass musician Gideon O’Riley steals a kiss, that one action seals her fate.
Her father forces her into a hasty marriage with Gideon—a man she barely knows and does not love. Equally frustrated and confused by his new responsibilities, Gideon yearns for a fresh start, forcing Lonnie on an arduous journey away from her home in Rocky Knob.
Her distant groom can’t seem to surrender his rage at the injustice of the forced matrimony or give Lonnie any claim in his life. What will it take for Gideon to give up his past, embrace Lonnie’s God, and discover a hope that can heal their two fractured hearts?
Gideon only ever cared about himself. Now that Lonnie is his wife, will he ever be worthy of her heart?

My Thoughts:
I read a lot romance, most of them being Christian or Amish fiction, but this book was definitely different, In a good way! I really enjoyed reading a different kind of Christian historical novel, because it wasn't as predictable as some of the others I've read. Be Still My Soul is truly a story of forgiveness and redemption. I was impressed at how well this book was written, as well as how well the author captures and hold the readers attention. By far my favorite thing about this book and author is how she develops all her characters not just Lonnie and Gideon, but you come to love Elsie and Jebediah, and may of the other character in the book.
Be Still My Soul is the first book in Bischof's The Cadence of Grace Series. I for one can not wait for the second installment coming this spring.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Your home never smelled so good! Scentsy Fragrance Giveaway!

To me, one thing that goes hand-in-hand with the holidays is a wonderful scent for your home. Whether it is cinnamon, pine or vanilla, the scent of your home can really make people stand up and take notice.
Scentsy began in July 2004 with the powerfully simple idea of aromatic candles and decorative warmers with wax melted by the heat of a light bulb instead of a traditional wick and flame. As a Mom to 2 young children and the zoo that has become my home, I really like the idea of not having an open flame in the house.
When you take a look at the Scentsy website, you’ll find an amazing variety of scents to choose from. Even the pickiest of consumers will be able to find a few that they like. Combine your favorite scent with one of their beautiful and stylish warmers and you’ll have the perfect centerpiece that you’ll be proud to show off!
This is the perfect time to check out Scentsy. They have a collection of Holiday warmers sure to make your Halloween and Christmas décor Scentsational! Not to mention smell fantastic!!
Here are some of my favorite warmers:

Scentsy is also more than just warmers and bars. Wear your favorite Scentsy scents wherever you go with Scentsy’s Layers line. Shower gel, body spray, lotion, and more.

Buy it! Go to Scentsy and order from any open party. (If you order through the mystery host party you are automatically entered to win all the hostess rewards when it reaches a qualifying party!)

WIN IT! I am donating a $25 gift certificate to one lucky person. To enter:
Just stop by Scentsy before midnight, Nov 1st and check out their products.
Then come back and mention what you would spend your $25 on. That’s it!
A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter. The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.
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This giveaway is open to US only sorry. Good luck!