Thursday, March 31, 2011

See The Light Art Class Giveaway - Closed

Congratulations winner #16. I will be contacting you by email.


I ran accross this Christian company that has art lessons for kids called See The Light. I had the pleasure of being able to review the first 3 CD's that have lessons 1-12 with a bonus lesson on each CD. This is a great program especially for mothers that home school their children. You can have an Art teacher in your home that also incorporates the bible into the lessons. My daughter was excited to watch the videos and it kept her attention, which is a task in itself.


The CD's include:
  • Step by Step Tutoring

  • Integrated Art History & Biblical Truth


Each CD has 4 lessons with artist Pat Knepley as well as a bonus lesson on it:

Volume 1: Art Lessons 1-4
  • Tools of The Trade
  • It All Starts with A Line
  • Contours & Composition
  • Draw What You See
Volume 2: Art Lessons 5-8
  • Shape Up (part 1)
  • Shape Up (part 2)
  • All About Space
  • Putting it all Together - Line, Shape & Space
Volume 3: Art Lessons 9-12
  • It's Not Just Black & White
  • Tone, Shade & Shadow
  • Color, Color, Color
  • Complements & Intermediates
How to Enter
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  6. Post this giveaway on your facebook page. - 2 entries Copy and paste the entire following comment on your wall, then post on our wall how many friends you shared with: Westward Bound Mom is giving one lucky winner A set of 3 cd's with the first 12 Art Lessons from See The Light free. I win! You can enter too! Contest details at http://westwardboundmom.blogspot.com
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends Thursday, April 14th at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thankful Thursdays 3/31-4/6



Cost-Effective Tips to Eating Well

Eating well has a price. Eating cheaper, less healthy foods may results in significant medical costs and consequences down the road. However, following The Daniel Plan can increase your short-term spending by choosing fresh, organic foods and free-range poultry and wild fish and other nuts, legumes, herbs and spices. So we've asked both Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Daniel Amen, and volunteer "Smart Shoppers" to give us these cost-effective tips to eating well.

 

From Dr. Mark Hyman:

  • Track your spending for a week. How much is being spent on low priority items or high-priced choices?
  • Stop spending on sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
  • Search out cheaper -- bulk -- sources of fresh, whole foods in your neighborhood.
  • Think about joining your local food co-op. Co-ops are community-based organizations that support local farmers and businesses and allow you to order foods and products in bulk at just slightly over the wholesale price.
  • Develop repertoire of a few cheap, easy-to-prepare meals.
    • Almond Butter on Whole-grain Rye Bread with Fruit Spread, Bananas or Apples
    • Hummus with Celery Sticks or Carrots
    • Sardines in Lemon Juice
    • Dr. Hyman's Favorite 5-Minute Dinner (Brown Rice, Greens (Collards, Kale or Spinach) and Sardines/Salmon)
      • 1. Heat about 1/2 to 1 cup of the pre-cooked brown rice in a pan with a little olive oil. Put the rice in a bowl.
      • 2. To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some crushed garlic, which you can buy by the jar. Heat for 1 minute, until the pan is warm but not smoking.
      • 3. Add the spinach or chopped greens, which just need a quick rinse beforehand. Add salt and pepper and stir. Cook just until the greens begin to wilt; about 3 to 5 minutes.
      • 4. Put the greens in a big bowl on top of the rice, and top with a can of sardines or salmon.
      • 5. Season with hot sauce -- and enjoy!
    * For more cost-effective tips to eating well visit The Daniel Plan and continue reading the rest of the article.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Daniel Plan - Healthy Eating


Here's a helpful video that shows if you have the right foods in your pantry. I was totally surprised when I watched this and found out we had a lot of foods in our pantry that were on the bad list.

http://www.saddleback.com/blogs/thedanielplan/what-is-in-your-pantry/

Once you watch that video then you will want to watch the next video that then tells you what to buy in substitute for the bad stuff in your pantry.

http://www.saddleback.com/blogs/thedanielplan/choosing-the-right-foods/

Great stuff on the Daniel Plan website so browse around you may find out things you never even knew. More to come later...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Striking Skin Care Review & Giveaway - Closed

 

Congratulations to winner #19. I will contact you via email.

     Striking Daily Essentials Product Set

The perfect set for traveling or using Striking as a Four Step Skin Care System.

Set includes - 4 conveniently sized products:

  • Striking Multi-Vitamin Cleanser, 2 oz bottle
  • Striking Multi-Peptide Serum, 0.5 oz bottle
  • Striking Rejuvenating Eye Creme, 0.25 oz jar
  • Striking Restorative Moisture Creme, 0.5 oz jar
  • In a travel bag
Whether you've diligently cared for your skin all along or have ignored it until now, Striking Skin Care with SmartPeptides can help nurture, protect and revitalize your complexion. This simple yet effective group of products is the result of years of scientific research in developing peptides so precise they target anti-aging concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and signs of hormonal aging. (from Striking Skin Care)

I received my striking skin care system and it came in a cute little travel bag shown on the left. It also came with a little instruction booklet of how and when to use each product included in the bag. I wanted to wait a couple of weeks to write this review so that I could tell you exactly how the system worked for me.

I have been using the system for 2 weeks now and I have to say I was really impressed at how well it worked on my face. I did not break out from the product, in fact it made my face feel smoother than before I started using the system. I did have some dark spots from blemishes that have now faded some. I would definately recommend this product to friend and family. This was a great find!

***The good news is that Striking Skin Care is going to give 1 lucky winner 1 Striking Daily Essentials Kit - value $50.00 just for entering this giveaway! Good Luck!
How to Enter
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  6. Post this giveaway on your facebook page. Copy and paste the entire following comment on your wall, then post on our wall how many friends you shared with: Westward Bound Mom is giving one lucky winner one Striking Daily Essentials Kit free. I win! You can enter too! Contest details at http://westwardboundmom.blogspot.com
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends April 12th at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vitafusion Review & Giveaway - Closed


 
Congratulations winner #6. I will contact you via email.

I was given the opportunity to try these gummie vitamins and was pleasantly surprised. I have a hard time taking any kinds of pills let alone swallowing a vitamin pill. This is why I like gummie vitamins, unfortunately they are usually packed with sugar. I have type 2 Diabetes so finding things that are sugar-free that still taste good is extremely important to me. I would recommend these to people with or without Diabetes.





Fiber Gummies make it easy to get the extra fiber some people need - all in delicious sugar-free gummy! (from vitaFusion)

  • Award-Winning Taste
  • 5g Fiber per Serving
  • More Fiber Than Other Leading Brands
  • Sugar Free
  • Natural Colors & Flavors




***The good news is that vitafusion is going to give 1 lucky winner 1 bottle of the Fiber Gummies just for entering this giveaway! Good Luck!
How to Enter
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  6. Post this giveaway on your facebook page. Copy and paste the entire following comment on your wall, then post on our wall how many friends you shared with: Westward Bound Mom is giving one lucky winner one bottle of Fiber Gummies free. I win! You can enter too! Contest details at http://westwardboundmom.blogspot.com
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  8. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways- leave a separate comment for each one that you enter! – 3 entries
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends Aptil 9th at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

Great Surprise - Country Bob's Cookbook

What a great surprise I got yesterday morning when I went to check my mailbox. I received this great cookbook in the mail from Country Bob's. I was not expecting it at all nor did he tell me that he was sending it. It is a great cookbook that is filled with savory looking recipes. It also has inspirational Bible verses throughout the book. There are recipes for appetizers, soups, snacks, grilling, main dishes, and deserts in this cookbook. I am looking forward to trying some of their recipes for myself.  I want to give a big Thanks to Country Bob's for sending me this great cookbook!



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream Apothederm™ Stretch Mark Cream is a clinically proven cream that reinforces the skin’s Afundamental support structures and helps to visibly repair existing stretch marks. The lotion is formulated with patented SmartPeptide™ technology, that helps build collagen while reducing the appearance of red and silver stretch marks as it smooths skin texture.

Background Created out of the need for a stretch mark cream that actually provides results, Apothederm was born. In clinical trials, users saw results in just two weeks and continued improvement in 12 weeks.

Science Heptapeptide-7, a bioactive SmartPeptide™ that boosts collagen and helps support tissue. Peptides applied to the skin exert their bioactivity and are then naturally broken down by the skin’s proteases into individual amino acids. Heptapeptide-7 consists of seven naturally occurring amino acids that are commonly found in the skin. This peptide sequence is modeled on natural sequences found as part of the body’s own defend and repair system such as LL-37 (the human innate immunity system). The use of Heptapeptide-7 on the skin is similar to the body’s own short bioactive peptides present in the skin and in the same manner, Heptapeptide-7 performs its function and then is broken down into amino acids which are naturally present throughout the body.

Solutions Apothederm is ideal for all skin types with stretch marks resulting from weight gain, pregnancy, puberty or body building.  (from SkinCareRx)

I used the Apothederm on a couple of stretch marks that I have on my side and it seemed to start to make them fade after using the product for about a week. I definitely saw an improvement. I would recommend this product to any new mom that has stretch marks from their pregnancy. To purchase Apothederm go to SkinCareRx and be the first to write a review of their product.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Skin MD Natural Review & Giveaway - Closed

Congratulations to winner number 42. I will contact you via email!


My daughter is developing a mild case of Eczema, which is a dry itchy skin rash. At this time her skin is just forming small dry itchy patches. You sometimes can not see the rash unless you rub your hand over it and feel that it is a little rough. I have been trying several different fragrance free lotions to try to make sure that her rash doesn't get any worse. I did not want to use harsh prescription medicated creams.

I recently came across Skin MD Natural, which has turned out to be a great skin care product. I received a package in the mail with several sample packets to try Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural with SPF 15.
I put the lotion on my daughter a couple of time a day for 3 days and the skin rash was completely gone. Her skin actually felt really soft where I had applied the lotion. I feel that the lotion is actually helping her skin irritation.

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is formulated to be far more effective than mere moisturizing lotions or protective creams while utilizing mostly natural ingredients. Seven years of research and development and 741 test batches resulted in a new proprietary blend of "super" humectants six times more effective than the industry standard, glycerin, at hydrating skin. Our customers tell us that Skin MD Natural is most often able to effectively treat the toughest dry skin and help resolve hard to handle skin conditions such as eczema. (from Skin MD)

Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing. (from Skin MD)

***The good news is that Skin MD Natural is going to give 1 lucky winner the same sample pack that I received just for entering this giveaway! Good Luck!
How to Enter
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  6. Post this giveaway on your facebook page. Copy and paste the entire following comment on your wall, then post on our wall how many friends you shared with: Westward Bound Mom is giving one lucky winner a sample pack of Skin MD Natural free. I win! You can enter too! Contest details at http://westwardboundmom.blogspot.com
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends Friday, April 1st at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nutella Party

This past Friday on March 11th I had a nutella Party at my house. I know this is hard to believe, but I never tried Nutella until the day I had my party. There was one other mom at my party that had not tried it before either so I'm not the only one. So basically Nutella sent me a great package with lots of goodies for me to share with ten moms of my choice. Here is a look at what they sent me:

In the package that nutella sent I received 1 26.5oz. jar of nutella, gift bags, travel mugs, spreaders, samples packets, recipe ideas, coupons, and a breakfast tips sheet. I went ahead and made the items that they sent on the recipe cards prior to my guest arriving so that they could sample what they wanted for breakfast. Here are the items that I made:
I made Breakfast Roll Up, which was a whole wheat tortilla with Nutella hazelnut spread, sprinkled with dried cherries and chopped apricots rolled up. I also made a Breakfast Sandwich by toasting a whole grain english muffin and spread one half with Nutella hazelnut spread, then top with fresh slicked strawberries and bananas. That one did not call for bananas but it was a great finishing touch. Last but not lease I made a Waffle Sandwich by toasting 2 waffles, spread Nutella hazelnut spread, sprinkled with fresh fruit and coconut. I went ahead and used strawberries and blueberries on this one.
The party was a big hit and I believe everyone got to try a little of each recipe made that day along with getting to pick which one they liked to best to have a full size version. I think we even got a couple of new Nutella lovers. I was even able to rope in some of the girls to take a picture with their Nutella bags. All in all the party and morning was a great success! Thank You Nutella!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tillen Farms Review & Giveaway - Closed

Tillen Farms
 Congratulations to lucky winner number 119! I will be in contact with you by email.


 
The Tillen Farms Story
Tim and Helen Metzger have created Tillen Farms to continue a delicious tradition first begun by the Hogue
family over forty years ago in the fertile, volcanic soil of the Yakima Valley of Washington State. From this rich soil, irrigated by pure river water running down the Cascade Mountains, comes some of America’s finest vegetables and fruits.
     Careful tending, pampering, and patience, combined with a unique all-natural processing, has resulted in a
very special, delectable line of premium pickled vegetables. Hand-packed at the absolute peak of freshness into a special hot brine of vinegar, herbs and spices, they keep their crispy crunchiness, appearance, and fresh-from-the field flavor – from the field to the jar to the plate. (from Tillen Farms)


This is the VIP package that I received in the mail from Tillen Farms. We opened the box today and decided to eat some of the veggies for dinner. My daughter loved the pickled carrots and my husband and I tried the hot & spicy asparagus. Both of them were extremely tasty and I would recommend this company to anyone. I love the fact that the sugar content of all their products are 6 grams or less. I is huge for a diabetic like myself.  



                                      

 

 VIP Gift Pack

This selection has been a customer favorite over the years. It includes one jar of the following: Asparagus, Carrots, Hot & Spicy Beans, Snappers, Sweet Bells, and Sunnysides. Packed and shipped in a unique Tillen Farms gift box.
 

How to Enter
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends Thursday, March 31st at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.







Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Country Bob's Review & Giveaway - Closed














Here are the winners selected by Random.org Congratulations! I will be in touch by email to get your addresses.
Clip from Country Bob’s website…In 1968 Country Bob perfected
the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table.

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce is in a class by itself. It is more than a steak sauce, because of its unique flavor and the variety of uses. You can grill, cook, and marinate with it, or put it in your soups, stews, baked beans, and your other favorite dishes. Experience the Taste of our Gluten Free All Purpose Sauce! (from Country Bob’s)



I was so excited that I received my package today of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce. I had to try it out right away so I told my husband to take something out to grill. We marinated some pork chops with the sauce and we were not disappointed by the flavor that it brought to the meat. I can’t wait to try all of the recipes that are on the website.  Cooking with Ken!

***The good news is that Country Bob's is going to give 2 lucky winners 2 bottles each of their All Purpose Sauce just for entering this giveaway! Good Luck!
How to Enter
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  7. Post this giveaway on your facebook page. Copy and paste the entire following comment on your wall, then post on our wall how many friends you shared with: Westward Bound Mom is giving two lucky winners two bottles of Country Bob’s Sauce free. I win! You can enter too! Contest details at http://westwardboundmom.blogspot.com
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

snackTAXI Review & Giveaway - Closed



Winner selected by Random. org Congratulations. I will be contacting you by email.



Clip from snackTAXI owner… I invented SnackTAXIs way back in 2003 as a way to stem the tide of plastic ziplock bags that flowed from our house to the landfill when our 3 kids started school! We pack over 500 lunches every year, and had definitely fallen prey to the easy appeal of the ziplock bag.
SnackTAXIs are easy too - really! They are made in our home-based workshop by talented (and fun!) local sewers - we are committed to keeping our business local, and will never outsource our labor.
We hope you'll enjoy using snackTAXIs as much as we enjoy making them!
Erin Kelly-Dill, Owner
 
The exterior of a snackTAXI is comprised of 100% cotton, and the interior is lined with polyurethane coated nylon. According to the most recent information from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act's website (the CPSIA deals with the safety of items used by children), these materials have been found to be inherently free of lead of lead and phthalates, and therefore do not require testing. Our nylon has been tested, however, and confirmed to be lead, phthalate and BPA free! (from snackTAXI)

How do you care for snackTAXIs?

It's anything goes when it comes to washing your snackTAXI. They can be machine washed (we recommend unscented detergent) and dried or simply rinsed with water and air dried. As with anything that gets washed, they will last longer with hand washing and air drying, but they are quite durable any way you wash them!
We also recommend emptying them after each use to prevent food oils from being absorbed by the fabric, which happens over time. (from snackTAXI)

I just received these in the mail the other day and was pleasantly surprised. I have already used them in my daughters lunch and she even loved the new sacks. I love the designs that I received not to mention the variety of designs that you can choose from on their website. I was sent the cute owl sandwich-sack and a cute animal print for the snack-sack. This is also a great way to go green and help the environment. You can even use these for more than just snacks since it has an easy velcro closure to help keep any item in the sacks.

                                                 Snack-sack
                                                 Sandwich-sack

Buy: You can go here to buy your own snackTAXI snack-sack for $6.95 and the sandwich-sack is $8.95. 

***The good news is that snackTAXI is going to give 1 lucky winner one set (one snack-sack and one sandwich-sack) just for entering this giveaway! Good Luck!

How to Enter
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Giveaway ends Wednesday, March  23rd at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

Avon Outspoken Parfume Giveaway - Closed

Outspoken by Fergie




Here is the winner selected by Random.org Congratulations! I will be in touch by email.

Sexy. Fearless. Unexpected.
An outrageously bold expression of iced berry shockingly contrasted with ultra-feminine tuberose absolute and racy black leather.


This is one of Avon's newest fragrances that just came out this year. 
***The good new is that Westward Bound Mom is giving one lucky winner a free bottle.
Eau de Parfume Spray 1.7 fl. oz.

How to Enter
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Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:59 pm PST. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. All entries must have a valid email in blog profile or leave email address in comments. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org “ And The Winner Is….”. I will notify the winner by email. If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner will receive their prize directly from the company. Once winner is confirmed, this post will be updated with the winner’s name and winning entry.
 
A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.