Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Casio Exilim Camera Giveaway

3 Kids and Us currently has a giveaway going on for a Casio EX-S12R digital camera. Please go check out her blog post about the giveaway here!

This camera looks great and has some really impressive specs and options! To see all the different Casio digital cameras available go check out the Casio site.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I won!!

OMGosh the earrings are even lovelier in person! Add in the surprise of a sample of rich goat milk soap! Wow!!!

What a wonderful pick me up :)

I still have not decided what to order with my gift certificate, but I am looking and trying to pick! Everything is so awesome looking.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Broken Teepee 50th Birthday Bash Giveaway

To further the celebration of Broken Teepee's 50th birthday she has decided to have a giveaway in her shop!

She is offering up this pretty pair of earrings:

The earrings are made with Champagne Quartz and Pink Topaz on gold fill leverbacks AND she is offering a $25 gift certificate along with them!!

There are several ways to enter the contest!

This first entry is required and you need do it before you can take advantage of any other entries:

1. Go to her shop and let her know what your favorite item is and post it in the comments section

For additional entries:

2. Follow her blog (Broken Teepee) publicly. If you already are a follower just put that in your comment.

3. Follow her on Twitter @BrokenTeepee and tweet:

Great Giveaway for earrings and GC at Broken Teepee!!

You can tweet once a day 'til the giveaway ends on 8/28/09. Post a comment for each tweet in order to get credit.

4. Post about the giveaway on your blog and post back with the link - good for 5 entries. Just be sure to post 5 comments.

The giveaway will end on 8/29/09 at 9pm MDT when she will go to and have it pick a winner.

Also, feel free to take advantage of the sale she has going on - 25% off with free shipping. The sale goes on until the end of August!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Win Bubblegum Soap and Lip Balm!

J. Leigh Designz is featuring the wonderful Etsy shop Little Heathens for her Friday Giveaway this week!!

Go see her post featuring this giveaway here!! For all the information on how to enter and get even more chances to win this awesome prize!

She is giving away a jar of Bubblegum Natural Goat's Milk soap & a Bubblegum Lip Balm this week for her Friday Giveaway!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pregnant with Cancer - First Giveaway!!

How exciting Sandi at Pregnant with Cancer is doing her first ever giveaway on her blog!

Go check out the full details at her blog at this post for more details.

Basically she is giving away some fantastic post cards from they are 4 x6 inches and full color on the front and blank on the back.

Anyhow if you are interested in finding out more information about how to enter and win then go check it out!!

Besides that Sandi is awesome and you should check out her blog just for general purposes too :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fort Thompson Puppy Naming Contest!

Tim, Carey, Taylor and Will over at Fort Thompson are having a fantastic contest right now! They are having a name their new puppy contest!! How exciting for them to have this new addition to their family!! They even are giving away a fantastic prize - It's a Pure Digital Technology Video Flip Camera! They have one and they just love it.

So if you want to get in on the puppy naming action head on over to this post of theirs to leave your suggestions!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Favorite Dairy & Milk Alternatives Reviewed

Have you tried some of the different milk alternatives that are out there? Some are really great in my opinion, and you know they have to be good if my picky DH likes them too!! I even turned my Dad on to using vanilla rice milk on his morning cereal, and now he loves the stuff.

I have a problem with an additive called carrageenan which is found in many milk and dairy alternatives especially those that are soy based. If I have too much of this additive I break out in hives and have some other allergic type responses. One brand of products that I have found which does not have this additive is the DREAM line of products. Although not all of their products are carrageenan free either. The DREAM line offers soy, rice, almond, hemp, and oat based products.

Our favorites are the Rice Dream - Vanilla, Rice Dream - Chocolate, Rice Dream - Vanilla Hazelnut, and Oat Dream - Maple Brown Sugar. We love to use the vanilla on cold cereals, and all of them are great in coffee! DH didn't care for the Almond Dream at all as he thought that the almond flavor was too strong. I personally can't wait to find the Kidz Dream Smoothie products as they sound delicious!

I wish that the DREAM brand Ice Cream alternatives didn't have carrageenan in them as they sound great too, but they do so they are out for me :( Turtle Mountain makes some fantastic Ice Cream alternatives though too and their Purely Decadent Coconut Milk varieties are carrageenan free which makes them just about perfect for me :) They even are high in fiber as an added bonus!

When I just have to have some sour cream or cream cheese I go for the Tofutti brand on both of these even though they have some carrageenan in them. I just have not found any other substitute for these products. We do have these from time to time and my DH likes them both and doesn't mind the switch from the real dairy versions in many cases. However, due to the carrageenan in them I do try to limit these products.

Now for cheese substitutes one really needs to be careful as many of them still actually contain dairy products. So far the only ones that both DH and I like are the Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Cheese Alternative in the Mozzarrella and Monterey Jack flavors. We do not like the Cheddar flavor at all though! Again these do have the dreaded carrageenan in them so I do have to limit them as well. The Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet line also offers a cream cheese alternative which looks to be carrageenan free but I have not found a place to buy this product. Their sour cream alternative does contain carrageenan too but again I have not found a place to buy this product either.

As for a butter and or margarine substitute I use Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks and Smart Balance Spreads. But be careful with the Smart Balance as only some of the products are totally dairy free. Both of these products are really good and my DH doesn't mind the switch from the real thing at all.

I hope that this can help some other people searching for true dairy free alternatives. Also, please feel free to let me know about any dairy free products you have found that you love!