Grow Plants the Way Nature Intended

This post brought to you by Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whitney Farms® is a full line of organic gardening soils and plant foods. Their organic soil and foods have no additives, nothing artificial, just ingredients from the earth to give you big and beautiful flowers and veggies. With 25 years of gardening expertise, they have managed to make amazing improvements to their soil and organic plant food to provide specially designed protein based blends with the macro and micro nutrients needed to thrive. The products even include beneficial microbes, plus they are easy to apply with no to low dust and no manure odor. 

I am looking forward to having time and space to grow our own vegetables. We envision a ten acre parcel of land with a little house and an organic garden big enough for just the two of us. There is such a large amount of science that supports using organic soils and plant foods that we've decided upon a self-sustaining farm (if we can). Whitney Farms® can help us achieve that by helping us grow all organic. You can even try Whitney products with a $3.00 off coupon! 

I love the idea of container gardening too. Raised container gardens are attractive and seem a bit easier to care for too. I really like the idea of healthier eating with organic gardens. I'm envisioning big red tomatoes and bright orange carrots. I wonder if I could grow my own Brussels sprouts? 



Pro Gun T-Shirts - Review

Check this out! This black and gray t-shirt very clearly lets your friends know that you support the Second Amendment. This high quality t-shirt with screen-printing comes from http://www.ar-15shirts.com/ where you can find dozens of different affordable gun tees.
From "I don't call 911" to "Does This Gun Make Me Look Fat?" you are sure to make a real statement in one of these shirts. They offer over ten different styles of shirts for men and women, in dozens of colors. My three guys will probably fight over this awesome AR-15 t-shirt. I'd be willing to bet their dad wins!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

NadaMoo! Vegan Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Review

NadaMoo! Ice Cream is a breakthrough ice cream for those who have lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, or even just prefer a vegan diet. This ice cream is made from coconut milk and I got to do a taste test with Creamy Coconut, Java Crunch, and Vanilla...ahhh flavors of NadaMoo!
This organic ice cream is made of coconut milk, a little brown rice, and agave nectar. The Java Crunch is an amazing coffee/toffee delight and I really like it. Choosing NadaMoo! over traditional ice cream is definitely not a step down! Delicious and nutritious - it's a true delight.
The Creamy Coconut is very tropical and refreshing. I liked this one too and bet it would be even more amazing with some crushed pineapple poured over the top. Hmm, now I'm thinking of all the tropical smoothies I could make with this coconut milk ice cream.
The NadaMoo! Vanilla...ahhh is my absolute favorite of the three. Even though it is lower in calories and fat than regular ice cream, I probably still shouldn't eat the whole container. Their vegan ice cream also comes in the flavors of Lotta Mint Chip, Gotta Do Chocolate, and mmm...Maple Pecan. I found mine at the local grocery store in the freezer section and I'm so glad I did!
Disclosure: I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

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Complexion MD Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Review

No matter how gracefully we women age, we are constantly trying to stop the aging process. If only we can be young again and know what we know now! Complexion MD is an Anti-Wrinkle Cream, containing the following natural ingredients:
  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide: Boosts the production of collagen and other elastins in the skin. This helps create smoother, healthier skin.
  • Palmitoyl Oligopeptide: Increases collagen production while promoting the growth of connective tissues. This helps you look younger.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-3: Clinical studies show this powerful ingredient relaxes facial tension, to help fade wrinkles and fine lines away. This peptide gives you fast results.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes and restores your skin, getting rid of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and other skin damage. Get that youthful glow back!
and four weeks later....
I am definitely seeing improvement in my skin. It feels softer, looks fresher and laugh-lines around my eyes look smaller to me. I've also noticed my age spots are starting to fade a bit. This is very effective in my skin care routine! Here's hoping for even more results in the next four weeks! Product was provided by WrinkleReview.com.
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
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LeeLee Labels - Review

Regardless of how old we get, we love our names. We love things with initials, with our names, and with our monograms. My two boys are now 17 years old and even they can get excited about stickers that have their names on them. There are so many designs to choose from and there is a design for everyone of every age.
The stickers have been showing up everywhere. One of my boys even asked if he could put his name on the refrigerator and claim it. Um, no, but thanks for asking first. These are great for personal supplies, school supplies, camper supplies, and sports equipment.
LeeLee Labels are personalized, waterproof labels of all sizes and shapes to tag any of your child's personal belongings. These are for babies, kids, teens and adults! You are sure to find something that suits your style. Check out http://leeleelabels.com/, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

FLASH GIVEAWAY PearlMountain Image Converter Software 20 WINNERS

PearlMountain Image Converter Software is a photo converter as well as a batch image converter. This software allows you to convert images to other formats. Plus you can resize, rotate and crop photos in this program. You can also add borders and apply effects. The best part is, you can add a watermark, and if you post ANY photos online it's highly recommended that you watermark them so no one reuses them without giving you credit.
This software is SO user-friendly with a simple operations screen where you can easily click to load all your photos and edit them. It took me less than two minutes to figure out this software. As I spent more time in it, I realized how valuable this software is. I love being able to change the type of image file because I use so many different kinds of images while blogging.
PearlMountain has provided me a generous TWENTY FREE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD CODES to giveaway to my readers. To enter, just leave a comment below, telling me WHY you want to win and I will randomly select the winners. You must be 18 to enter and win. This is a FLASH GIVEAWAY, ending on Saturday, May 12, at 11:59a.m. so enter now! Good luck!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The winners in randomly drawn order using Random.org - Comment # 21, 14, 8, 20, 2, 27, 7, 3, 12, 4, 23, 17, 9, 26, 24, 16, 11, and 25. Each of you will receive an email from me with your registration code and the link to download the program. Thank you for entering! (two of the original winners didn't respond so the prizes were awarded to another reader)

Hey Dude Shoes for Women - Review

Summertime is often barefoot-time for me. I can't tell you how many times I've stepped on a small toy, or a dog food crumb, or a piece of cereal on the floor that sent me screaming. I've found a wonderful solution! Hey Dude Shoes makes fashionable, casual shoes for men and women. Their shoes are so lightweight and comfortable, it almost feels like I am barefoot.
The soles are soft and flexible, with just enough inside arch to feel awesome. This style is the Vittoria in Grey Plush. They are designed like a slip on, but laces are included if you prefer laces. The tongue is attached inside with a piece of elastic to keep it in place, laces or not. Either way, they are the perfect everyday, casual shoe for me.
The best part is I can wear them with jeans, shorts, and even without socks! This style currently comes in Grey or White, but there are five new colors coming soon. I LOVE the little pleats at the toe -- so much personality!!
There are lots of styles for guys and I'm very happy they are adding more women's styles because I will definitely be getting a few more pair! Hey Dude Shoes are at http://www.heydudeshoes.com/us/index.html.
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Win your choice of Hey Dude Shoes for women or men, any style, any size! 
To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends 5/31/12.

Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop 5/11-5/13

This is a special weekend for me!
My daughter graduates from college!
Thanks for stopping by.
Link up and hop around all weekend long.

Happy Mother's Day from Disney/Pixar Brave


Reading Glasses Shopper - Review

I recently gave up my bifocal glasses. Honestly, I really hated wearing them. I am so happy that I went back to contact lenses. They are extended wear so I can even sleep in them. Within 4 hours, I missed wearing my bifocal glasses because I just can't read or use the computer without them. Reading Glasses Shopper is exactly what I needed at exactly the right time.
I only need a +1.00 reading prescription and I picked out a really cute pair of pink plastic frame glasses. I only have to wear them when I'm at the computer or when I'm reading. I teased Johnny that I'm going to buy one of those chains so I can drop them off my face to my chest when I don't need to wear them. Wearing them makes a HUGE difference in how well I can see up close.
I'm thrilled with the style and think they look really cute. When they arrived, I needed to adjust the plastic ear pieces just a bit, so my husband told me to use boiling water to heat the plastic just enough to make the ear pieces flexible enough to bend a bit. I dipped one side in the water for about 30 seconds, then put it in a dishtowel and bent it inwards. A few adjustments and they fit perfectly! I love my new reading glasses!
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
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There are hundreds of styles available for men and women, and even sun readers! You can win a $25 Gift Certificate to Reading Glasses Shopper by entering on the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US. Giveaway ends on 5/31/12. Good luck!

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Jilzara Petite Keepsake Bracelet - Review

This Petite Keepsake Bracelet is a wonderful idea for a Mother's Day Gift! Made of the finest clay polymer beads with stainless steel spacers, this Jilzara bracelet's colors remind me of where the ocean meets the sky. I love the combination of turquoise, lime green and white. It's just one of six different color designs to choose from at http://jilzara.com/.
The bracelet is an expandable elastic in a convenient one-size-fits-most. The 8mm beads feel cool to the touch and it's so easy to wear. The Spring 2012 Collection is fresh and clean, with lots of bright colors. The designs are casual enough to wear with shorts and a camp shirt, but also dressy enough to pair up with a sundress and sandals.
Jilzara also offers necklaces, watches, and earrings. There are even bracelets for girls. Jill Manzara and her daughter Shayla create original artwork that is then crafted into beads using a technique called "caning" where the clay is rolled into a cane shape, then cut and rolled into balls. The quality is amazing and the colors are very vibrant. Be sure to follow her on Facebook too!
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.


Happy Mother's Day Kindle Fire Giveaway

Orangeberry Book Tours
Happy Mother's Day Kindle Fire Giveaway
May 10th to 17th

A swirl of recipes from around the world,
a love story that spans for decades,
a family at the crossroads of life
and so much more ...

This Mother's day,
the authors from Orangberry Book Tours
are sponsoring a host of freebies
and a Kindle Fire giveaway.

To the special women in our lives,
to the bloggers who help us on our journey
and to the readers who make it possible to
share our stories ... we thank you.

Sponsored by :
Bruno McGrath - Elevenses from Around the World
David M. Brown - Fezariu's Epiphany
Pandora Poikilos - Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out & Frequent Traveller
Perry Martin - Pretty Flamingo
Shannon Mayer - Ingredients of a Cauldron
Stephanie Abbott - Past Lives #1 Rachel
Suzanne Anderson - Mrs. Tuesday's Departure
Terri Giuliano Long - In Leah's Wake

35 Winners!
1 x Grand Prize = 1 Kindle Fire and 1 copy of all 9 ebooks
9 x 1 copy of all 9 ebooks
25 x 1 copy of any three ebooks

Giveaway Details: 
The prize will be sent as an Amazon.com Kindle Fire Gift Card.  You must live in the US or have an Amazon.com account to redeem the gift card.
Ends May 17th, 2012

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The Value of Mannatech NutriVerus

Three minutes might just change your mind about your nutrition.

Custom Baby Footprint Charms

Jenny Gaynor Glass offers beautiful glass charms made from your baby's footprints. You can get a charm made in pink or blue. They will send you a simple kit to easily gather your baby's prints or you can scan any prints you already have at home, then upload them to the site. Preserve your baby's prints forever!
Disclosure: I received the kit at no charge.

Last Minute Gifts for Mom

Mother's Day is less than a week away, and it's crunch time to get mom that perfect gift. Sears is offering last minute shoppers great deals on must-have gifts for Mom from the hottest spring trends to fine jewelry to home appliances.

By shopping at Sears from now until May 13, customers can get the following great deals:

  • 50 percent off spring styles for her on brands such as Covington, Laura Scott, Apostrophe and Canyon River Blues.
  • Up to 75 percent off all fine jewelry, plus 20 percent off diamonds and gemstones.

Plus, shoppers can give and get more with offers like:

  • Get $10 come back cash when you spend $50 or more in clothing, accessories, intimate apparel, fragrance, cosmetics and home fashions. Offer valid May 4 - May 10.
  • Get $20 come back cash when you spend $100 or more in fine jewelry and household goods. Offer valid May 4 - May 10.
  • Save 15% on Teleflora orders with use of your Sears card by using promo code: MOM15.

And, Shop Your Way members get extra perks when shopping for Mom like:

  • Send Mom a love note with her morning coffee: Shop Your Way members will get a free chalkboard mug by spending $50 or more in clothing, accessories and fragrance. While quantities last, one per customer.
  • Earn points and capture moments to come: Shop Your Way members earn $20 bonus points when purchasing a Samsung DV300F camera with Wi-Fi for only $149.99.
  • Give more and you shall receive: Shop Your Way Reward members earn $100 (100,000) points by spending $499 or more on fine jewelry.

For more great gift ideas, visit Sears.com/gifts to shop for mom by price range, personality type and more. To search for real deals in real time, customers can also visit SearsLocalAd.com to get the latest deals for their local Sears store

The Compliment Quotient - Review

"Busy woman" describes just about every adult female that I know. Are you busy? Tired? Overwhelmed? Monica Strobel understands exactly how you feel and she's written The Compliment Quotient: Boost Your Spirit, Spark Your Relationships, and Uplift the World. This book shows how the one simple act of giving compliments can make a huge difference. She's recently also released her Compliment Charms!
These beautiful keepsake necklaces are the perfect way to tell someone "You are Awesome" or "You are Amazing." On the flip side of the charm is a design to complement the compliment (heehee...just a tad of humor there). They are silver plated and come in several different combinations.
A combined gift of The Compliment Quotient book and a Compliment Charm Necklace would be a fabulous gift to tell someone you appreciate them! With all the negativity in our world, we could all use more love and sunshine in our lives.

I decided to pass one of these necklaces on to a lady at my church that has made a big impact on my life and my family. I wanted her to know I think she's amazing! She was so happy and I loved making her day.

The Compliment Charm Necklaces come in a shiny little gift bag, ready to give. I already have someone else in mind to whom I will give the other one. Actually I can probably think of about fifty people I'd like to give one too. But I know that even just a sincere compliment will brighten their day!
Disclosure: I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Win your choice of any Compliment Charm Necklace to brighten someone's day!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end at midnight ET on 5/31/12. Good luck, my wonderful friends!

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Kisspat Feather Earrings and Necklace - Review with Video

I can't even remember if I've ever worn feather jewelry. I was really excited opening up my package from Kisspat. I received a pair of Feather Earrings made from three different feathers, in light grey, bright yellow and black with dark salmon dots. They hang on a gold wire with a dark salmon bead and gold bead. They are so unique! They are unlike any other earrings I wear, except that I love dangly earrings.
The Feather Necklace is breath-taking. The peacock feather is absolutely gorgeous. The three round beads alternate with silvertone tube beads. It hangs on a leather string. I couldn't wait to try it on. I love it and will definitely wear it. Kisspat offers more than feather earrings and feather necklaces. There are feather headbands, hair feathers, feather pins, feather extensions and more. Check out all their designs at http://hifeather.com/. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!
Check out my video blog (vlog) below about my Kisspat jewelry!