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The Pure Pantry Dark Chocolate Cake Review and Giveaway!

by Paula on September 25, 2014

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yummy gluten free cupcakes

 

Several of our friends are gluten-free and we’re always experimenting with foods to find ways to treat them when we can.  When The Pure Pantry asked if we’d review one of their products, we were excited to pick a Dark Chocolate Cake mix to try.

We LOVE cupcakes and so decided to use our mix to make cupcakes instead of a cake.  The package made 24 cupcakes.  It was quick and easy to mix up and OMG, it smelled so good baking!

Gluten-free foods are not known for tasting great.  It’s not typical that there is a quality substitute for many traditional baking items, so finding a mix that is free of gluten, refined sugar, dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs AND tastes good is amazing!  The Pure Pantry was created by Elizabeth Kaplan, who found out six years ago that she was celiac.  A trained chef, Elizabeth set off to find out exactly what she could eat that wouldn’t make her sick.  In the process, she found out that her two children also had food sensitivities.  She realized that great tasting, organic, allergen free products were not readily available and that experimenting with various materials, she could create fabulous-tasting food for her family.  In doing so, she wrote a cookbook and developed her company, The Pure Pantry, that creates and sells mixes for folks that desire yummy gluten-free food products.

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Drinking In Style Multi Flask Giveaway!

by Paula on September 14, 2014

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Flask System + $15 Cash via PayPal (ends 9/27)

 

Welcome to the

Drinking in Style Sweepstakes

Sponsored by Multi Flask
Organized by Budget Earth

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Kiss Natural DIY Lip Balm Kit Giveaway!

by Paula on September 9, 2014

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naturals

Sponsored by Kiss Naturals

Hosted by : Mom Powered Media

Ariel and I love doing crafts together and making crafts that we can really use and enjoy are the best!!  What fun it would be to make our own lip balm!!!  Now, this giveaway is only for our Canadian friends, but {whisper, whisper} I did check out my favorite shopping site and your can get your own Kiss Naturals products in the US too!  (and with free shipping if you have Prime!)

Kiss Naturals, produces fun, one-of-a-kind craft kits using only high quality natural ingredients. These kits make everyday products you can enjoy at an affordable price.

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Define Bottle Giveaway!!

by Paula on September 7, 2014

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Define Bottle Giveaway

Sponsor: Define Bottle

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media

This company has made it easier for you to have a bottle of water infused with anything! With the amazing crochet carrier it makes it great for anyone to go wherever they need to and not have to actually hang onto the bottle. Completely HANDS FREE!

WaterWorks- Recipe Book:  WaterWorks is a fruit infused water recipe book.  Designed for those looking to get creative with their water, this beautifully crafted recipe book highlights some simple, yet flavorful recipes.  67 pages in length and makes a great gift when purchased along with a Define bottle.  Full color.

model drinking from flip bottle

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Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker Giveaway!

by Paula on July 1, 2014

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It's Margaritaville Time!!

Add some pizazz to your next party with the Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker!  Haven’t heard of the magic machine before?  Well, here are what folks are saying on Amazon:

This machine is awesome! It was the hit of the party with folks of all ages. Just select which alcohol to use, pour in the mixes & let the machine figure out the drinks that can be made.

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All Prepped 4 Summer Giveaway!!

by Paula on June 23, 2014

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Prize: 
Prepara Ultimate Summer Gadget Package
Includes:
Total Package ARV: $110
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HGTV Hand-Made Videos for Summer Crafting!

by Paula on June 7, 2014

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HGTV YouTube Video Channel

 

Are you and your tween looking for fun DIY crafty ideas for the summer?  Subscribe (for free!) to HGTV Hand-Made’s Daily DIY Videos on Youtube so they’re always ready to watch when you find the time!!

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Bring on the Wings!

by Paula on May 25, 2014

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If you’re going to be grilling out on Memorial Day, you might enjoy this recipe!!  You might recall I posted a while back about DreamWork’s adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey.  The movie will be released August 8… but you don’t have to wait until then to whet your appetite!

Check out this yummy-sounding recipe:

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey movie starring Helen Mirren recipe for Tandoori Chicken Wings

 

And here’s a snippet from the movie:

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Shop Zulily for Great Gift Ideas and Summer Entertaining Pieces

by Paula on May 15, 2014

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I love Zulily!  It’s a phenomenal members-only club to shop when I can shop for super-cute gift ideas and not have to leave my comfy chair!  Best of all—it’s FREE to join!!  (and as I tell my husband, it doesn’t hurt to window shop!!)

It’s always fun to shop at Zulily, but I’m sure excited to tell you I just scored a great deal on Sam’s Club Membership!  My membership expired in December and I just hadn’t bothered to renew.  I’m bothering now—check out this deal!

Sam's Club membership deal at Zulily

For $45, you and one other person in your household receive a year-long Sam’s Club Savings Membership, a $20 gift card and free merchandise worth over $91, for a 50% savings exclusively on zulily: [click to continue…]

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Who Inspired You? {a giveaway!}

by Paula on May 5, 2014

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Tuttorosso Tomatoes, yes, the 85-year-old tomato brand, is hosting a fun and easy Facebook promotion asking home cooks to post about their inspiration in cooking.  Who inspired you?
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One of the main things about cooking is knowing what kind of products to use in which recipes.  For example, crushed tomatoes make a great base for pasta sauce, while paste can be used to thicken recipes.
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Tuttorosso sent me three cans of tomatoes to sample–including the new No Salt Crushed.  I’m excited to try out some new recipes—and to test these yummy products!
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