Monday, November 8, 2010

Tropical Traditions Palm Shortening Giveaway!

Congratulations to #62, Eileen, who said - tweeted this! http://twitter.com/2sic2mooov/status/7104529292070912  thankyou!

 


I think Tropical Traditions is the best place to get Healthy Oils of any kind!  I've now got the chance to give away another Tropical Tradition Cooking Product.  It's Tropical Traditions Palm Shortening.  It is derived from Palm Oil, which is the most widely used oil in the world except the US.  Palm Shortening has had some of its unsaturated fats removed, which gives it a very firm texture and high melting point.  It has no trans fats and can be used for baking just like shortening!  It is colorless and odorless as well. 
I received the gallon container of the palm shortening and I absolutely love it for cooking and baking.  It is everything a shortening should be--doesn't take away from the flavors I'm using and I feel good about cooking with it because it has no trans fats!  A whole gallon will last me forever!  I've cooked eggs, meat and vegetables with it and add it to cookie mixes.  It's great!  Everything tastes so much better using it!  I'm not kidding, it takes my cooking to another level.  Right now through Sunday, November 21st  you can get it on sale for $19.85, that's 44%off!     And if you missed it this time, there will always be another opportunity.  Just sign up for their newsletter for notifications on all their great sales and promotions.  


One person is going to win a gallon container of Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening!  I'm excited to let you in on the details here!  To enter, first do this mandatory entry and any other extra entries that you'd like:
MANDATORY:


  • Visit Tropical Traditions and let me know something that really floats your boat there!
Extra entries:
  • Grab my button on the right side bar and put it on your blog or site!  Let me know where! (+2) Leave two comments for two entries!
  • Tell me about your most tropical experience!  Would you want to make it a tradition? (+3) Leave three comments for three entries!
  • Subscribe to the Tropical Tradition Newsletter! (+2)
  • Make an order from Tropical Tradition and e-mail me the receipt at daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com  Must be done within the time of this giveaway.  $15 minimum.  First time orders use this code - 5954910. You will get a cool recipe book with 85 recipes and more! (+5)
  • Subscribe to my RSS Feed (+1)
  • Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter! (+1)
  • Tweet about this and get 1 entry every day you do!  Leave your tweet status! You can do that by clicking on the date you tweeted! (+1)  
A GAL NEEDS...Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening! #Giveaway http://bit.ly/cWmhqB 11/29/10 #Win

This Giveaway is open to both US and Canada and will end on 11/29/10!  Winner will be selected by random number generator and will be notified by e-mail! Thank you so much to Tropical Traditions for keeping us healthy with your great products!  I was provided product for an honest review and winner will also be provided product by Tropical Traditions!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

A CSN Stores Giveaway!

Congratulations to #75, Domestic Diva, who said. ... . tea kettle: looks just like a fall leaf!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered!  I loved your creative answers and it goes to show that CSN truly has variety and almost anything you could want, in whatever color you want!





I just ended a $70 CSN Giveaway and I'm back with another one!
I thought it would be fun to pick a color and see what I come up with at CSN in that specific color.  So without looking it up beforehand, I picked orange b/c it is such a great fall color and it matches my blog for sure!  Here are some things that are orange at CSN:
The P'kolino Silly Soft IggySeat!  It's bound to be a big favorite with your kids!

 The Tommy Bahama Orange Cay Comforter Set!  Who knew that orange could be so appealing in the bedroom?
The Lexington Studios Recipes Decorative Wall Clock!  This would make a great gift!


Please feel free to enter and enjoy the $70 gift code that you can win and enjoy!  Here is what you need to do to enter:


Mandatory:
Visit CSNStores.com and leave me a link to something that has orange in it, like the color of the leaves outside and the fall pumpkins!  I know I didn't list the only orange items at CSN.  CSN has so much that they must have thousands of items that have that color in them.  So go take a gander and come back here and enter to win!


Optional Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each extra entry):


  • Follow CSNStores on Twitter!  Leave your tweet name!
  • Follow me on Twitter!  Leave your tweet name!
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect!
  • Subscribe to my e-mails! (Right Sidebar)
  • Follow me on Networked Blogs!  (Right Sidebar)
  • Subscribe to my RSS Feed! (Right Sidebar)
  • Tweet about this leaving me a link! You can do this 1X daily!  Tweet this if you'd like~~A GAL NEEDS...A $70 CSN Gift Code #Giveaway! 11/23 http://bit.ly/da5T18 #Win
  • Like CSNStores on Facebook!
  • Friend me on Facebook!
  • (+3) Read my CSN Review and comment there then come back and comment here 3X that you did!
 This contest will end on Monday, November 23, 2010 at approx. 11:59 pm.  Winner will be chosen with random.org and notified with e-mail. Please make sure that all entries are valid with a legitimate e-mail.  Must be over 18 to participate.  Open to US and Canada.  CSN is not responsible for shipping to Canada. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great Giveaways!

Just Ducky

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Latest CSNStores Purchases!

As many of you know, CSN is an online mall of stores with great selections and prices.  For instance, they have an incredible selection of  kitchen bar stools!  CSN is a favorite site of mine to go shopping for a variety of things!  Here are the latest examples!
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After much deliberation, I decided to purchase a Chef's Knife.  I have some OK knives in my kitchen, but after attending a great cooking class in September, I knew I needed a better knife for the kitchen.  Thus my decision. This will be my special go-to knife.  After looking awhile, I decided to get this one:

It's the Calphalon 8" Chef's Knife and it's a beauty!  I will now be able to slice and dice like Rachael Ray in the kitchen!  So yes, I'm very excited.  But that's not all!


I have long been eying cowboy boots.  They look so comfortable and stylish at the same time.  And with winter coming up, I need something I can throw on and still look OK at work.  So, yes, I got these gorgeous things:
Laredo Women's Basic Cowboy Boots in Black
And because I was still thinking about the kitchen, I really fell in love with this spice rack.  Did you know that you should never store your spices above the stove?  The rising heat will cause the spice oils to dry out and go rancid!  Well, guess where all mine are?  Until now...I got the Spectrum Euro Wall-Mounted Spice Rack In Black!

These purchases are definitely some things this gal needed!  I'm going to be enjoying these for a very long time!  Oh, did I mention CSNStores also has a great selection of kitchen bar stools?    And please stay tuned right here for another great giveaway sponsored by CSNStores.com!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Great Giveaways!





  • Win a $99 Value of Elizabeth Grant Ultimate Cellular Concentrate at Menopausal New Mom!  Ends 11/10/10!






Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Fun Halloween Ride!

 Today was a gorgeous day...until 3 pm.  Then it opened up and poured buckets the rest of the day and evening! Greg and I went on a bike ride to celebrate the next to last day in October before the rain came pouring down!  We set off at around noon and I became a bit enthralled with some of the scenery we saw.  I meant to take nature pictures of our beautiful ride and I did take one,


          but ended up mostly taking pictures of people's Halloween fun!                                                                   Here is what I saw:   

                                    Some cool-looking cornstalks and pumpkins!

                                   Cute Pumpkins near some scary gargoyles!
                                    

                          A beautiful front porch with an awesome pumpkin display
                                                      
                                             Some very creative jack-o-lanterns



                             A porch that needed sweeping and cleaning very badly!

              And this strange fellow, running straight toward me.  It gave me quite a scare...

                                Until he wished me a very Happy Halloween!
                                                    I hope you have one too!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Great Giveaways!


  • Zingo Tots is giving away a Progresso Healthier You Prize Pak, which includes soup, an exercise ball, and a dvd!  Ends 11/1/10!
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My Review of One Infused Anodized 10" Stir Fry Pan

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

Prepare all your favorite rice, vegetables and Asian inspired dishes on this versatile Calphalon stir fry pan. The traditional round-bottom Calphalon pan is easy use on Western ranges, and has a long handle for easy lifting, tossing, and turning, and a flat bottom for stability. The cast stainless-...

A Great Way To Stir Fry!
By Helena from Sandy, UIT on 10/26/2010
5out of 5
Pros: Non-Stick, Easy To Clean, Handle Stays Cool, Retains Heat, Distributes Heat Evenly
Best Uses: Simple Meals, Small Kitchens, Gifts
Describe Yourself: Casual Cook
I was impressed with this pan! The first meal I prepared was a real test. My son brought home a deer and I cooked venison stir fry in this pan. It turned out great! The meat was evenly cooked and tender. The flavor was delicious! I love it!
 Recipe for Easy Venison Stir-Fry! To remove any gamey taste, marinate venison in 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup water for 3 hours.  Next, rinse meat and soak in 2 cups milk for another several hours. Rinse meat.
Slice 1 onion,1 green or red pepper and 1 tomato.  Set aside.
Brown venison in oil.  It works best if you use higher heat b/c meat will be less dry. 
When steaks are nearing desired wellness, add pepper, onion and  tomato. Continue cooking until vegetables are thoroughly heated and stir continuously.  Serve over white or wild rice. Enjoy!








Friday, October 22, 2010

Great Giveaways!

Minaret Morning, Ansel Adams Wilderness


  • Enter at Dear Crissy to Win a copy of  'The Banner Brand' by Mark Cenicola and a brand new Ipod Touch! Ends 11/7/10!
  • Win a date night food prize pack from Macaroni Grill and  a $25 Visa Card! Enter at The Life Of Rylie!  Ends 11/2/10!
  • Win a $50 Gift Card to Macy's!  Enter at MomStart!  Ends 11/1/10!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Some New Hair Ideas!

Do you ever get that ho hum feeling about your hair?  It's just same old, same old all the time?  Yes, I do too!  And seriously, I've done the lightening, highlighting, the perming, the cutting, teasing, the curling the straightening.  I've done pony tails, buns, pig tails, bangs, spikes and ringlets.  I get all that!  But I'm looking for some new ideas! Well, I found a great new resource in the Alternative Hair Show!  This year it was held at London's Royal Albert Hall on October 14th!  This was their silver anniversary and they really did it up...I now have a whole new vision of what my hair could look like!  There were 25 teams representing 25 years from all over the world.  Angus Mitchell represented the US.  I don't have any more excuses for boring hair--take a look at what I mean!  My top five:






No more excuses, ladies!  Just do it!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Great Giveaways!

Win a $40 CSNStores.com Gift Code at Our Kids Mom!  Ends 11/1/10!

Win a Lisa Leonard 'Brave Love' Necklace at her site!  5 winners!  (No end date)

Win a $75 CSNStores.com Gift Code at Two Classy Chics! Ends 11/2/10! 

Win a $100 ATGStores.com Gift Code at Trying to Stay Calm!  Ends 11/16/10! 


Win a pair of Bakula's from Naya Shoes at Trying to Stay Calm! Ends 10/26/10!


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Friday, October 15, 2010

NGlassworks Pendant Giveaway!


Congratulations to #5, jan, I love the dischroic glass autumn afternoon pendants! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com







NGlassworks combines dichroic, iridescent, and sheet glass to create one of a kind jewelry where light fuses with color and bends to the artistic will of Nancy Giere, fused glass artist!  I found it interesting to learn a little bit more about dichroic glass.  It comes from the Greek word, meaning two colors, although each piece of dichroic glass has at least 3 colors--the color of the glass itself, the color that reflects from the glass and a second color refracted from the glass that can be seen at a 45-degree angle. One of the artist's jobs is to coat the glass with different chemicals that cause reactions.  The reactions are what create the different looks.


I love my pendant.  I can wear it with casual clothing, or dress it up. You can lower or lenthen the look with the adjustable clasp.



Nancy has graciously agreed to give one of my readers a sassy slide pendant, like the one I have!  In addition to gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pendants, NGlassworks also sells designer bags, bracelets, earrings and distinctive gifts!


Here is what I need for your mandatory entry for this great giveaway!  First, make sure you follow me on Google Friend!  Next, go here.  Tell me what state you're from and a shop where you can buy NGlassworks jewelry!  There are a few states that aren't presently selling this jewelry.  Just let me know. 

Additional Entries: (Do as many or few as you'd like, leaving a comment for each entry point):
+1 Follow NGlassworks on Twitter!
+1 Visit NGlassworks and tell me a piece of jewelry that you'd really like to own!
+1 (daily) Tweet this giveaway---"The Perfect Statement-Making Pendant #Win one at 11/5/10"  Please leave me the tweet link!
+2 Read my Review on NGlassworks, leave a comment there and come back letting me know!
+3 Blog, Facebook, Stumble or link up this giveaway somewhere!  Do as many as you want, just leave the link for those you did!
+2 Subscribe to NGlassworks e-letter!
+2 Follow me on Networked Blogs!  (Right Sidebar)
+2 Subscribe to my e-mails! (Right Sidebar)
+2 Subscribe to my Feed (Right Sidebar)
+2 Grab my button (Right sidebar) Tell me where you put it!

Giveaway ends on November 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm MST!  Winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond back!  Thanks to Nancy at NGlassworks for the opportunity to work with her!  As always, good luck and thanks for participating.  Giveaway open to US and Canada!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Great Cookware Giveaways!

Here are some great cookware giveaways I found around the net:

  • Win a grater that grates and measures all at once at Mr. Food!  It's the Good Grips Container Grater!  Ends 10/31/10!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Very Glassy Indeed!



 From jewelry to stained glass windows, glass artwork is some of the most visually appealing art on the planet!  Yet, all that is required to make glass is a little sand, a little soda, a little lime and a lot of heat.  But not anyone can turn glass into art.  The glass artisan has to have a great eye for detail, color and line.
 Enter Nancy Giere founder of  NGlassworks! She is such a talented lady who has always had an eye for color.  As a toddler, instead of carrying a baby blanket, she carried around a tangled and colorful array of  yarn from her mother's knitting basket.  Nancy started creating for herself, family and friends in a variety of mediums until she found what she loves best and established NGlassworks because of the many requests for her work.  She combines dichroic, iridescent and sheet glass to make unique works of art!  Here are a few examples of what she does!
 Based out of  Williamsburg, VA, Nancy's art is sure to please even the most discerning of tastes. You can be sure that every piece will be original and lovingly made by Nancy.  The main color schemes are in jewel tone or red/bronze. 
"Each piece is inspired by colors, shapes and patterns I've observed in my back yard and in my travels throughout the world.  Different sizes and shapes of glass are stacked in unique designs and fired in a kiln.  During the fusing process the glass comes alive and takes on a whole new character.  After the first firing each piece is cold worked and fire polished in the kiln until I'm satisfied with the overall design and quality." --Nancy Giere
 I received a jewel toned Sassy Slide pendant and I think it is absolutely gorgeous!  It has pink, turquoise, dark blue, gold and green in it and I can wear it with many things.  It makes a feminine yet fun statement where I work at a local high school!

You can find Nancy's jewelry in selected shops across the country and at Art Shows and Exhibits.  Her pendants retail for about $35.00, her handbags run about $1000.00 and her bracelets are $50.00.  Personally, now that I own one of Nancy Giere's unique fused glass pieces, I think that a gal needs....at least one beautiful NGlassworks piece.  They are beeeeautiful! 

Disclaimer:  I was provided product for an honest review.  The opinions here are mine and mine only!