…and the winner is:
I am thrilled to bring you the Teavana Mother’s Day giveaway! This is one of the most elegant gifts I have been able to give away.
Have you experienced walking into a Teavana store? Last week, while at an out of town mall, I had the opportunity to check out their store. Walking in, we were welcomed with the wonderful aromas of tea and my senses were in heaven. We took a brief look at all the teas they offer, along with tea cups and tea kettles. Beauty was all around. I now want to go back and take a longer look.
I received this elegant Cherry Blossoms Japanese Cast Iron Teapot, along with several Tea Blends. The teapot is beautiful and will last a lifetime. I love the fact that it will keep my tea hot so I can enjoy it over time. No rushing with a hot teapot.
The tea blends I received were a mix of brand new teas and fan favorites. Check out the tea, right out of the package and seeped. They are full of flavor!
Berry Kiwi Colada: Loaded with mango, kiwi, prickly pear, pineapple and strawberry with a hint of coconut.
Fig Rose: Fig slices, apple, and pineapple flourish with rose, hibiscus and a touch of almond.
Strawberry Rose Champagne Oolong: Sweet strawberry balanced with the taste of crisp champagne and soft rose.
Dragonfruit Devotional Herbal Tea: Sweet fruit notes from guava, strawberry and dragonfruit with a floral finish from rose and magnolia.
Youthberry White Tea: Refreshing sweet pineapple and fruity acai berry infusion with subtle floral finish.
With two busy kids, I don’t often have the time to sit down and enjoy a hot cup of tea. When I do get the chance, by the time I get to it, it’s cold and have I have to reheat it. Making time for ME is important and I am trying to do it more. Anytime I can sit in my favorite chair and look out the window, sipping on hot tea is my MOMent. I love when the house is quiet, completely quiet. That is the perfect time for me.
Here is the fun part. Now you will have the opportunity to win the same Teavana tea party gift I received.
You must tweet a picture of your tea getaway with a short description.
Be sure to use the hashtag #TeavanaMOMent and use @tammystwocents in your tweet.
Upload to Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest too!
Be sure to leave the URL of your tweet as a comment so I can verify your entry.
The winner will be randomly selected Monday, May 6th at 3 p.m. PST and the product will be sent directly to you just in time for Mother’s Day!
Disclosure: I received the Teavana tea party set for review purposes. I have not been compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is my personal opinion of the products.
Congrats to the winner! Stephanie L!
How many of you read the nutritional facts on the products you buy? Up until last week, I didn’t. I honestly didn’t really think about what our family was eating. Last week I started a nutritional diet (which I will share more about tomorrow) and I became aware of what “Rich Food Poor Food” is. It has taken some time to get a grasp of everything but I am learning something new every day. I received the Rich Food Poor Food book to review at the perfect time. It helps explain why we shouldn’t be eating many of the foods that are ending up in our shopping carts.
Jayson Calton, PhD and Mira Calton, CN authored the book Rich Food Poor Food, to help open our eyes and educate us on these foods. This book is the ultimate grocery purchasing system (GPS)! It will help everyone shop smart, shop healthy, save time and save money, all the while avoiding harmful ingredients.
Do you know about GMO’s (Genetically Modified Ingredients)? These are ingredients that are added to aspartame, molasses, sucrose, yeast products and so much more. Reading the Rich Food Poor Food book is a like a blue print for the grocery store.
The book will walk you through with easy to spot icons such as the Make Cents pig which will offer cash-conserving suggestions for your health. Fun facts with the Food for Thought icon, Steer Clear (which states exactly that) and Checkout Checklist to list a few. The layout and pictures come to life in this book. It’s one of those books you want to pick up and read from cover to cover.
It will take you aisle through aisle of your grocery store. You NEED this book to navigate away from the bad and towards the good. I am thrilled to have received this book for review the week before I started looking for those healthy foods. I have been re-reading some of it because it is so informative. It is packed with great info!
I should note it’s Paleo friendly and Wheat free. We all need education in this area and you will receive it in Rich Food Poor Food.
How would you like to win a copy of the Rich Food Poor Food book ($24.95 value)? Here’s how:
Share with me why you would like to own the Rich Food Poor Food book? (Be sure to leave your email so I can find you if you are the winner!)
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Giveaway will end on May 17th, 2013, at 9 p.m. PST. The winner will be randomly chosen with the WordPress plugin “And The Winner Is.” US only please.
Disclosure: I was sent the Rich Food Poor Food for review purposes. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is my personal opinion of the book.
Welcome to the Samsung Chromebook Giveaway!
I am participating in a awesome giveaway of a Samsung Chromebook ($249 ARV)! One lucky reader WILL win one… could it be you? (The giveaway is being co-hosted and sponsored by the following amazing bloggers: Bay Area Mommy, My Natural Family, Books R Us, This Mama Loves and Libby’s Library.)
The Samsung Chromebook is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box.
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 2nd at 11:59 PM EST. Oh My Gosh Beck! is responsible for prize fulfillment. Comment entry is the only mandatory entry, all other entries are optional. Good luck everyone!
Disclosure: I have not been compensated to post the above information. This is an optional giveaway I have chosen to participate in for my readers. Enjoy!
This post on making a difference in the world through your own photography is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
When I pick up those “Healthy Essentials” products at the drugstore or grocery store I never really pay attention to the manufacturer. I pick up products I know and trust and add them to my cart. 99% of the products I purchase are manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. A name we all know and trust. Products like NEUTROGENA®, BAND-AID® Brand, LISTERINE®, AVEENO®, NEOSPORIN®, VISINE® are just a few.
Johnson and Johnson knows their consumers need these products. Last Sunday, (April 7th) a coupon book was in our newspapers, full of savings (over $50!). If you missed it, you can find the coupons available online at www.healthyessentials.com
Johnson and Johnson is a company that gives back to the causes they care about and they have made it easy for each one of us to do the same.
They created the “Donate a Photo” app. Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to one of its non-profit partners, which each consumer chooses from a rotating list; up to four activities will be listed at any given time.* The first three charitable partners to choose from are:
- Safe Kids: One photo helps protect a child from a sports injury
- Keep America Beautiful: One photo helps restore a public park
- Save the Children: One photo helps a newborn get medicine to thrive
Once a cause reaches its goal, another takes its place; the causes that have reached their goal stay in the app, so users can continue to learn more about the organizations and see the photos that helped support them. Best of all you can donate one photo per day!
Donating is simple: Just visit healthyessentials.com/our-caring to download the free Donate a Photo app, or directly from your phone at the App Store or Google Play and register to get started, then choose a cause, upload a photo and share it on Facebook and Twitter to show the actions and impact to friends and followers and encourage them to get involved in helping the causes, too.
Such a simple act that can make a huge impact! As part of the celebration to help others, Johnson and Johnson has given me the opportunity to give away a box full of their product brands. (Over $100). Here is how you can enter to win.
*Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Sweepstakes end May 20, 2013. Prize(s) provided by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Void where prohibited.
Disclosure: This post on making a difference in the world through your own photography is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
This compensated review has been written by Tammy of Tammy’s Two Cents, on behalf of Clorox and TheMotherhood. All opinions are my own.
It’s that time of year when I start noticing the windows are dirty, floors that could use a deep cleaning, carpets could be shampooed and the bathrooms could use a good scouring. What surprises me, is how does this happen when I am cleaning once a week?
My mom was a Spring cleaner and she must have rubbed off on me. Once that sun starts shining, it inspires me to clean the house from top to bottom.
I love using natural cleaners, but there are places in the home where you need to add the bleach and cleaners! The bathroom and kitchen are at the top of my list. Now that the kids are taking showers daily, it sure has added to the shower grime. We have to scrub deep to get that baby clean! White showers and a family of 4 can wreak havoc on the cleanliness of one.
Thank goodness for the Clorox brand! These are the products that bring the punch to my cleaning (so I don’t have to use as much elbow grease). The downside is when I’m at the end of the bottle and I can’t spray the shower door because I only have a small amount sloshing around at the bottom.
Clorox just developed Smart Tube Technology on specially marked cleaners (the ones we use the most):
- Clorox® Clean-Up®
- Clorox® Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
- Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach Foamer
- Clorox® Bleach Gel
- Clorox® Kitchen
- Formula 409® (Original, Lemon, Stone & Steel, Glass & Surface, Carpet/Pet)
- Tilex® (Bathroom Cleaner, Mold & Mildew Remover, Mildew Root Penetrator™)
- Clorox® Antihongos
- Clorox® Desengrasantes
I picked up the Clorox Bleach Gel so that I could work on the kitchen and the bathrooms. Here are some photo’s of cleaning our guest bathroom sink. The Clorox Gel is a little bit thicker so it does cling to the sides of porcelain sinks, tile and anywhere else you need to have it set for a bit.
I now need to go back and pick up the Clorox Clean Up, Clorox Kitchen and Formula 409. All products I have been out of for some time but with this new technology, I know I will get to use every single drop!
How would you like to try a full size bottle in your choice of Clorox Smart Tube Technology? For your MANDATORY ENTRY, please tell me what is your favorite cleaning product?
I will choose 5 winners to receive a FREE coupon for the product of your choosing in the Clorox Smart Tube Technology line. Giveaway will close on April 24, 2013 at 9 p.m. PST.
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Clorox and The Motherhood, and I’ve been compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my own.
Gymboree is one of those stores that naturally catches your eye as you walk by. The bright colors and fun patterns seem to jump right out the doors. My favorite thing about Gymboree is their mix-and-match style. They have collections in which lots of different elements (pants, shirts, dresses, etc) coordinate to make a variety of looks. I got 3 bottoms and 2 tops that can make several different outfits.
My 4 year old son is pretty picky about his clothes. He likes simple, loose-fitting things. I found these great drawstring cargo pants and shorts for him that fit him great! The button-down shirt was too cute to pass up too. He will humor me by wearing it to church.
…and I couldn’t leave out the last picture either…too cute!
Don’t they have adorable clothing this spring? Guess what? We have a $75 Gymboree Gift Card for one of you. Here’s how you can enter to win.
There is something special about receiving a beautiful piece of stationery or invitation in the mail. So many of us have gone electronic, we have forgotten to stop and remember how it feels going to the mailbox and seeing an envelope addressed to you.
One of the things our kids have been doing is making cards and letters for the grandmothers (one who is now in Heaven). Knowing these brightened and brings joy to their days, made the kids want to send more. Think of how many friends and family members you could make smile by sending a fun card, invitation or thank you.
I am excited to introduce you to Minted.com. They have a wide selection of the most beautiful baby announcements, fun party invitations and newly introduced letterpress wedding invitations. Graduation is right around the corner, are you ready with your party invitations?
I have been looking at their site and I think I have to order some of these address labels. I am in love with the skinnywrap label. How cute are these? See how they wrap from front (with the address) and name or cute saying on the back?
Do I have you wanting more? Well, I have great news…I have a $50 gift code to Minted.com to purchase exactly what you are needing!
Here’s how you can enter to win!
Giveaway will end at 9 p.m. on April 29, 2013.
Disclosure: I will be receiving a coupon code to purchase stationery on Minted.com for review purposes. This is my personal opinion of the product.