10/23/15

Giveaway! Ben's Beginners Young Chef Kit

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Today's kids are devouring sugary, high fat foods at home instead of cooking fresh, delicious meals as a family. Much of this stems from lack of nutritional education. Uncle Ben’s believes it’s really important for parents to involve their kids in making and eating healthy meals at home, so they've launched their 4th annual Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest!
Parents, with children in grades K-8, submit a home video (three minutes or less!) of them preparing a rice-based dish with their child and discussing their experience cooking together. Five grand prize winners will win $15,000 cash, a hometown celebration, and a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for their child’s school. The contest aims to have parents and kids cooking healthy together and having fun!
**Go HERE to vote for your favorite recipe!
**You can also enter below to win a Ben's Beginners Young Chef Kit!
Look at some of the great items I got in my Ben's Beginners Young Chef Kit! My family has used Uncle Ben's Ready Rice for years and we all love it. It can be prepared quickly by just popping it in the microwave for just 90 seconds, but that's just the beginning! Uncle Ben's Ready Rice is the perfect ingredient for making incredible fried rice family meals in about 20 minutes.
I used the Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Ready Rice to create a Sweet and Spicy Fried Rice meal. The finished dish is absolutely incredible! The jalapeno in the sausage lends a spicy taste, with the sweetness of the teriyaki sauce balancing the savory flavor out.
Sweet and Spicy Fried Rice recipe:
Ingredients - 
- 1 pkg Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Ready Rice
- 2 precooked jalapeno sausages (I used these)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce (I used this)
Directions - 
Heat a skillet on medium heat. Slice the jalapeno sausage into coins, then quarter each one into little bite size pieces, add to heated skillet and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Then add a package of Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Ready Rice and 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce. Stir around for about 10 minutes until rice browns. Scoop the rice mixture to the edges of the pan and scramble 2 eggs in the center; when eggs are cooked, stir the eggs into the rice mixture, then serve. Serves 4.

Win a Ben's Beginners Young Chef Kit!
Two readers will win Beginners Young Chef Kits including the following: Ben’s Beginners oven mitt, Ben’s Beginners child apron and adult apron, Ben’s Beginners measuring cup, Uncle Ben’s coupon, and Uncle Ben’s rice (2 rice packages). To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 11/3/2015. Good luck!

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Gallery Wrap Photo Canvases - Perfect Holiday Gifts

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Many times when I travel, I surprise myself with a stunning photo that I want to hang on the walls of my house. I love the Gallery Wrap Photo Canvas of this close-up shot of a blooming Flamboyant Tree I took when I was on the island of Nevis earlier this year. Collage.com did a beautiful job of printing and wrapping my new canvas. I took a close-up shot of the printing and the textured look is crisp and clear.
One thing that I noticed that Collage.com does better than some other canvas pictures I've ordered in the past, is the finishing on the back. It's not simply wrapped around a wood frame; it's also covered in a professional hanging board with quality hanging hooks already attached. The hooks are attached to hang any picture horizontally or vertically, and the hooks are adjustable to fit any nail or wall hook. The folded corners are also perfect. I'm extremely impressed with my photo canvas from Collage.com and love how it brightens up my office above my work desk!
Order your Gallery Wrap Photo Canvas today at Collage.com. These make fabulous personalized gifts for anyone because you can choose from all your favorite photos! Just upload a photo and select the size canvas you want for a fast, easy holiday gift, shipped directly to you or your gift recipient. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

10/22/15

Bloggers Wanted - Winter Wonders Giveaway Hop January 4-16


Join us for the
Winter Wonders Giveaway Hop
hosted by Planet Weidknecht
and LeahSay's Views
from January 4-16, 2016

By adding your blog link below, you agree to:
Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from January 4, 2016 at 12:01a.m. until January 16, 2016 at 11:59p.m. This is an "open theme" giveaway hop. Giveaway prize must be family-friendly and worth at least $25.00. Blogs without giveaways posted by 9:00a.m. on January 4 with all required elements will be removed from the linky list. Times are ET. Signups close on January 1, 2016.

You aren't required to post in advance of the giveaway hop, but if you'd like to add the button to your sidebar, please link it to this post so that others may join in too.

Please also join the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group at:
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Your giveaway post (on January 4) must include:
Giveaway Hop button (above)
Links (nofollow is fine) to the hosts:
   Planet Weidknecht (http://www.weidknecht.com)
   and LeahSay's Views (http://leahsaysviews.com/)
Provided linky list of all participating bloggers
Your giveaway description, photo of prize, and contest form

Giveaway Hop reminder and linky code will be provided at least one day before the hop begins, both by email and post in the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group.

Questions can be directed to LisaWeidknecht@hotmail.com

Sign up below with your name and main blog link if you'd like to participate!

Giveaway! Woodland Animals Craft Kit for Kids

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Craft kits are so much fun. They keep kids busy on the days when the weather keeps them inside and teaches them important skills that will be used later in life. This Woodland Animals Craft Kit comes with everything your 7-12 year old needs to create five adorable stuffed animal friends.
The kit arrives with a sturdy craft case that keeps all the supplies in one place. Once all the woodland animals are finished, it's a great place to keep the animals. There are five animal patterns in the box and each animal comes with pre-cut felt pieces and an instruction sheet.
The craft kit also includes colored thread, pins and needles, a pincushion, scissors, a glue bottle, and stuffing. The woodland animals include a bunny, bear, fox, chickadee, and owl. The sewing holes are pre-punched for easy assembly.
Both boys and girls will love making these woodland animals. These kits are a great idea for a sleepover activity or birthday party activity. The sturdy carrying case means your child could even take the whole kit to grandma's house for a quiet afternoon.
This sewing kit will teach your child to follow directions while they learn basic sewing skills. The next time they need a button sewn back on their shirt or a hole patched in their jeans, they'll know how to thread a needle, sew stitches, and tie off a knot.
Order the Woodland Friends Sewing Kit HERE. Build confidence and self-esteem in your children as they gain valuable life skills while having a wonderful time creating something on their own. Enter below to win this craft kit!
Win the Woodland Friends Sewing Kit!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 11/6/2015. Good luck!

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10/21/15

Giveaway! The Cozy Kitchen


It's a Cozy Kitchen Giveaway
USA only, ends 10/29 12:00am 
Giveaway Hosted By: Night Helper Blog 
Sponsored by: American Plastic Toys

Every little girl loves to mimic mom while she is in the kitchen cooking and now they too can play all day with this set. This cool modern kitchen features realistic kitchen designs like single-cup coffee machine, raised “gas” burner that makes a boiling water sound when pots and pans are placed on it! The Cozy Kitchen also features a microwave, refrigerator, oven, toaster, recycling and play bins. Multiple working doors makes this kitchen come to life! I like that there are no screws everything just snaps making it easy to assemble. Included in this kitchen are all the cooking tools your child will need to get their gourmet journey started.

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Hand-Carved Acacia Wood Divided Bowl

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Choosing a unique gift for someone is simple with home decor products from Acacia Creations. Their beautiful wood kitchen collection features fair trade, eco-friendly home items made by international artisans. Acacia Creations offers many different types of home accents, a wide range of jewelry, and beautiful stationery that make perfect gifts.
This beautiful Acacia Wood Divided Bowl was hand-carved in the Philippines. Each piece is a truly unique piece, made from a single piece of acacia wood. It measures 8" in diameter and stands 3" tall. It's treated with a certified food-safe finish, so it's the perfect fruit bowl or candy bowl. You could even use it to store your keys and coins, your favorite bracelets, or fill it with sample size products for your guest room.
Acacia Creations works directly with hundreds of craftsmen and women to improve their skills and product designs. Your purchases help them to create jobs, provide training, and give back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives. I love shopping with companies that make a real and lasting impact on impoverished families!
This holiday season, shop www.acaciacreations.com for gifts that bless!
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10/20/15

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (October 21-27)

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Giveaway! $25 Amazon Gift Card #wagsNwhiskers Pet Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the

Wags and Whiskers Pet Giveaway Hop!

Missy Molly Says and Mom Does Reviews are so excited to share ALL these amazing giveaways for our furry friends!  

Do your dogs love treats? Be sure to check out the fun review on  Miss Molly Says for Jones Natural Treats.  Mom Does Reviews has one HERE also! A big Thank You to our Grand Prize Sponsor- Jones Natural Treats!  One lucky reader will win a HUGE Treat box, tailored to the size of your Pup!
Jones Natural Treats is a family owned business. They found that the best cuts of meat also produced the best bones and word traveled fast that Jones was the place to go for naturally baked dog chews! All Jones natural meat treats and chews for dogs are created using only USA meat products and never any artificial ingredients. They have a large variety of tasty treats and chews which are made from beef, chicken, lamb, pork, rabbit and venison.
Be sure to visit Miss Molly Says and Mom Does Reviews to enter the Grand Prize sponsored by Jones Natural Treats.  They are the first 2 spots on the Linky List Below. This Blog Hop is for fun prizes or gift cards for our furry friends.  You could win a cute dog sweater, cat treats, toys, bones, gift cards, and CASH! 
I'm giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card
so you can order something from your pet's wish list!
To enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, just fill in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open worldwide to anyone over 18 years old. Giveaway ends on 11/3/2015. Good luck!

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BloomsyBox Handpicked Fresh Flower Subscription Boxes

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Fresh flowers are the ultimate in home decor. Whether you like to decorate with a full bouquet or just a single bloom, flowers bring beauty and color to everywhere. Fresh, handpicked flowers make people slow down, savor the aroma, and smile. BloomsyBox delivers flowers to your door!
BloomsyBox is a monthly subscription box of single-variety bouquets, handpicked fresh directly from suppliers' farms in South America, South Africa, France, Holland, Thailand, and California (which means no middle-man mark-up to increase the price).
Each month, you'll receive unique blooms to brighten up your home, your office, or someone's face. I received two different BloomsyBox bouquets and they each arrived in a large signature box with a card and a packet of fresh flower food.
Upon opening the boxes, I could tell the flowers were picked at just the right time, as some of the blooms had not yet even opened. After a day in fresh water, they began to open beautifully! Each big box was packed full of fresh flowers.
BloomsyBox uses single varieties in their bouquets, rather than using a mix of fillers, which results in a stunning display of bright color. I used a couple of single blooms in my bathrooms and placed larger bouquets in my bedroom and kitchen. They are gorgeous and smell amazing!
The blooms arrived bundled together with a rubber band, then carefully wrapped in floral paper to protect them in shipping. Each wrapped bouquet was attached directly to the inside of the box with a velcro strap to ensure they weren't bumped around. They arrived in perfect condition!
BloomsyBox arrives at your door within 48 hours of being picked. You just can't get them fresher than that, unless you have your own flower farm! There are three BloomsyBox subscriptions to choose from - Small, Medium, or Large Bouquets.
Get a BloomsyBox subscription for your mom, your sister, or that special lady in your life. Make sure you treat yourself too, so you can have fresh flowers to decorate your home or office every month. What a great gift idea! I definitely recommend BloomsyBox!
Choose your BloomsyBox subscription at bloomsybox.com
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Free Puzzingo Toddler Kids Puzzles App plus a Premium Edition Giveaway

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Puzzingo is the on-the-go puzzle app that engages your kids and toddlers in fun, interactive way. The puzzles and mini-games in Puzzingo offer the same benefits as a physical puzzle, such as spatial recognition, matching, tactile, and fine-motor skills, but extend learning with vocabulary in multiple languages.
Each puzzle piece in the app has a name to build your child's vocabulary skills, and Puzzingo supports learning in American English, UK English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese with Hiragana phonetics. The Chicago Tribune named Puzzingo one the "Best Kids Apps!"
Puzzingo includes both visual and audio cues, designed to also make the game accessible for children with autism, children in speech therapy, children with developmental delays, and children with other special needs. As each puzzle is completed, kids are rewarded to a variety of fun mini-games.
The puzzles include core concepts such as the alphabet, shapes, colors, numbers, food, and weather. There are also puzzles with animals, cars, trains, princesses, rockets, weather, emotions, and many more. There is even a Music Puzzle that allows kids to play with instruments and make music with the band. Plus, new educational puzzles constantly to Puzzingo!
Puzzingo comes with 8 FREE puzzles containing over 100 vocabulary words. In addition, there is a new Daily Free Preview puzzle game every day. If you want more content, there are over 100 puzzles in over 13 puzzle packs available for purchase. All purchases are locked behind parent-gates to block accidental purchases by children.
Puzzingo is a great way to make puzzles available to your children with many added benefits. Since you can take your devices any where you go, your children will have educational games to keep them busy in the car. And you won't have to pick up dozens of puzzle pieces off the floor! Puzzingo is compatible with all your devices.
Download your free Puzzingo app today at the following links:
   iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id444722625
   Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sx.puzzingo
   Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005F0WONQ

Win the Premium Version of Puzzingo!
Three lucky winners will win a code to download the premium version of Puzzingo, a $15 value. To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open worldwide. Giveaway ends on 10/31/2015.

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10/19/15

FREE FamilyWize ebook Helps You Save Money

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Nearly everyone in my family is on a regular prescription drug for some kind of ailment and all of us have needed antibiotics at one time or another. I've noticed in the past few years that our prescription drug costs have soared, even with insurance (and our insurance premiums have nearly doubled). I'm always looking for ways to save money on health costs and I'm excited to share FamilyWize with you!

FamilyWize is a company that distributes FREE prescription drug savings cards. FamilyWize is absolutely free to get and free to use, whether you’re insured and uninsured, and saves an average of 42% on prescriptions (even as high as 75%). FamilyWize has been helping individuals, families, and communities for over ten years. To date, they’ve helped over 8 million people save more than $900,000,000 on prescriptions. Even the United Way is involved in distributing these money-saving cards.

Get your free FamilyWize ebook! 
The free FamilyWize ebook is available at www.familywize.org/ebook and includes great tips from award-winning pharmacist Linda Bernstein, PharmD, on saving money on prescriptions, how to stay safe with your medication, what to ask your pharmacist, and more. It also comes with a free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card to help you save money on prescriptions. It's never been easier to save money on prescription drugs!

It's easy to use a FamilyWize Card. It's like a reusable prescription coupon that can be used on all FDA-approved medicines. You can use it if you have health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. You can even use it  during deductible periods, and for anything your insurance does not cover. The card can be used by everyone in your home, your family, and even your friends and neighbors. Start saving money on your prescription drugs today!

Download your FREE FamilyWize ebook now!