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






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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!!

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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!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Review: Bible Stories for Preschoolers


Book Description: Bible Stories for Preschoolers, written by a team of preschool church education experts, makes the Bible come alive for young children. The dynamic, high-energy, vibrant illustrations featured on every spread will capture children’s imaginations while giving them a lifelong love for God’s Word. In addition to the retellings, each story includes fun, easy activities that parents and kids can do together. The activities help kids remember and relate to the stories!

My Thoughts:  I love that it was written in a way that engages kids. In every story it has an element that asks the children questions within the story or to interact with the pages (like point to the star, or donkey). I also enjoyed the fact that at the end of every story there are a few questions that you can ask your child in order to help them understand the scripture better. The Best part - The Bible memorization verse uses language that children understand. That’s a big one for us!! (even though we don’t use this bible anymore, I still use these verses with my children!)
Things I didn’t like, the craft element at the end of each story, its good for some but we do our bible reading at night before bed. So the crafts were not so important, also I personally think that some children would focus more on the craft and not so much the learning of scripture. My biggest issues with the bible is that some of the stories have details that are not accurate with Scripture details. I’d rather have my children learn the scriptures right the first time than have to relearn it later. My kids could give or take this bible and we have reverted back to our favorite bible for bed time stories/scriptures.

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.