Giveaway: Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle sale is officially over! Did you miss it? Were you able to purchase one?

If you missed the sale or were just not able to purchase one for whatever reason, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway this week to give one of you a chance to win a bundle! If you already purchased one, then you could win one to give away to a friend!

If you would like to see everything that is included in the bundle, head here to see the complete list of eBooks and eCourses that you will receive if you are the winner of the giveaway.

Enter the giveaway using the form below.

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Please note: Giveaway will end on Friday, May 10, 2013. Winner will be emailed a link to download their eBooks and eCourses. It is the responsibility of the winner to download their eBooks and eCourses within the alloted amount of time specified in the email that the winner will receive.

eBooks: a good deal or not worth the money?

eBooks have become increasingly popular over the past decade. But are eBooks really a good deal? Are they worth spending money on? Let’s take a look at the advantages and possible disadvantages of eBooks when compared to paper books and find out!

Advantages of eBooks compared to paper books:

  • eBooks take up less space. If your bookshelves are overflowing and there just isn’t room for any more books, you can still get your hands on new books regularly by purchasing eBooks!
  • eBooks do not use up resources like paper or ink. The production of eBooks also doesn’t require the same use of resources that the production of paper books does, such as oil and electricity. This in turn means less pollution. eBooks are very eco-friendly!
  • eBooks are usually cheaper to purchase than their paper counterparts. A lot of times you can even get quality eBooks for free! You still get the same information for less money!
  • The slim design of eBooks often seems less overwhelming than large paper books. This is a great benefit for people who can get overwhelmed at the thought of reading larger books!
  • eBooks are more portable than paper books. If you are going on vacation and can’t decide what books to take with you, why not take your entire library? With eBooks you can have your entire library at your fingertips wherever you go!
  • eBooks are (usually) delivered instantly. You don’t have to go to the store to purchase or wait for it to be delivered to your house. In most cases, you are able to instantly download your book immediately after purchasing.
  • eBooks are searchable. Whether you are reading an eBook as a PDF, on a Kindle, or on any other eReader, you can easily search for a word or phrase without having to skim through chapter after chapter. Let technology do the work for you!

Bonus: eBooks will never give you a papercut! [That one was from my hubby ;) ]

Possible disadvantages of eBooks compared to paper books:

  • eBooks are very easy to produce. Anybody with a computer can produce an eBook to sell. I actually see this as both an advantage and a dis-advantage. While this allows many quality books to be produced that otherwise never would be available, it also allows many low-quality books to be produced and sold. This means that sometimes you might spend money on an eBook and be sorely disappointed. However, I believe that this can happen with paper books as well. I think the best guard against this is to just read reviews before purchasing. I have seen some very poorly done eBooks, but for the most part I have been extremely pleased with any eBook purchase that I have made.
  • Some people just like to hold paper in their hands! For some, reading an eBook will never replace holding an actual paper book in their hands. I used to feel this way, but now I love reading eBooks (for most of the reasons mentioned above)!

Honestly, those are the only possible disadvantages that I can think of!

So…are eBooks a good deal or not worth the money?

In my opinion, eBooks are very much a good deal!

When I take into consideration all of the above points, I can’t help but absolutely LOVE eBooks. They are a win-win for everybody. Cheaper to produce, cheaper to buy, very accessible, easy to travel with, easy to use…okay, you get the point!

If you are interested in learning more about eBooks, check out the following helpful resources:
And speaking of eBooks…

Watch for a post on Monday about a very exciting bundle that is going to be available which will allow you to have a HUGE library of homemaking eBooks for a very, very low price. In addition to the eBooks that will be included with this bundle you will also get over $140 in Free products from 10 different companies. I’m really excited about this bundle of eBooks and products and I hope you are too. It truly is an opportunity and deal that you won’t want to miss. And I don’t say that about very many things! If you would like to be reminded of this great opportunity next week, you can subscribe here so you don’t miss the announcement post.

Do you like eBooks? Can you think of any advantages or disadvantages to add to the list?

 

We’re Giving Away a Grain Mill!

Oh boy, am I excited about the giveaway that I have for you this week!

I have had an electric grain mill for just about a year and a half now, and it is one of the most used appliances in my kitchen. I love it!

Read this post about when I got my grain mill, and see my top four reasons for owning one.

And now I get to give one away!

I am part of a group of bloggers called Positively Real Media. (This is an awesome group of like-minded natural Christian bloggers. Check it out here if you are interested!) Together as a group, we are giving away a Wondermill Grain Mill to one lucky reader!

We are so excited to offer this chance to win the world’s #1 rated electric grain mill! Watch this video to learn more about the grain mill and why it’s the perfect accessory for every kitchen!

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This giveaway is only available in the United States and Canada.

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Kindle Fire Giveaway! {Including an eLibrary of Awesome eBooks!)

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It’s been very quiet around here lately.  I was able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas with my family, and was actually without internet (unexpectedly) for several days.  It was actually quite nice!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas also.

And although Christmas is officially over, the gifts are still coming! A group of bloggers from the Positively Real Media Network (for like-minded “natural” Christian bloggers) has worked together to bring you a chance to win your very own Kindle Fire!

Not only that, the Kindle Fire comes with a package of carefully selected eBooks worth a combined value of more than $300 to get you started with your own digital library. Each eBook is filled with reliable information to help you live more naturally and healthfully in every area of life.

Here are the books the winner will receive with the Kindle Fire (if you already own one or more of the books, you can re-gift them to someone else who would enjoy them!):

Recipes & Whole Foods Cooking

Have Your Fruits… and Veggies, Too! by Laura Coppinger @ Heavenly Homemakers ($5.95)

Real {Fast} Food by Trina Holden @ Trina Holden ($6)

20 Minute Meals by Leigh Ann Dutton @ Intentional by Grace ($4.99)

Real Food… Real Easy by various bloggers @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)

Smart Sweets by Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship ($8.95)

Healthy Snacks To Go by Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship ($8.95)

Sourdough A to Z by Wardee Harmon @ GNOWFGLINS ($20)

Restocking the Pantry by Kresha Faber @ Nourishing Joy ($7.99)

Easy. Homemade. by Mandi Ehman @ Life Your Way ($3.99)

Grain Free Meal Plan Cookbook by Cara Faus @ Health, Home & Happiness ($18)

Toadally Primal Smoothies by Todd @ Primal Toad ($9.95)

Simple Food {for spring} by Shannon @ Nourishing Days ($10)

Simple Food {for winter} by Shannon @ Nourishing Days ($10)

Well Fed (Paleo Recipes) by Melissa Joulwan @ The Clothes Make The Girl ($14.95)

Crock On by Stacy Walker Myers @Stacy Makes Cents ($5)

Real Food Budgeting

Real Food on a Real Budget by Stephanie Langford @ Keeper of the Home ($18.99)

Plan It, Don’t Panic by Stephanie Langford @ Keeper of the Home ($4.99)

Don’t Compost It, Cook It by April Patel @ An Apple a Day Wisdom ($2.99)

Your Grocery Budget Toolbox by Anne Simpson @Authentic Simplicity ($4.99)

From Debtor to Better by Barry Myers ($10)

Skincare and Beauty

My Buttered Life (Baby edition) by Renee Harris @ Hard Lotion ($5)

My Buttered Life (Gift edition) by Renee Harris @ Hard Lotion ($5)

My Buttered Life (Summer edition) by Renee Harris @ Hard Lotion ($5)

Simple Scrubs to Make and Give by Stacy Karen @ A Delightful Home ($3.99)

Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin by Leslie @ Crunchy Betty ($7.99)

Holistic Mama’s Guide to Homemade Skincare by Roxanne King @ The Holistic Mama ($19)

Homesteading, Gardening and Preserving

Your Custom Homestead by Jill Winger @ The Prairie Homestead ($4.99)

Guide to Gardening and Preserving by Laura Coppinger @ Heavenly Homemakers ($7.95)

Apartment Gardening by Jami Leigh @ Young Wife’s Guide ($2.99)

Lifestyle

Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott @ Loving Simple Living ($2.99)

Herbal Nurturing by Michele Augur @ Frugal Granola ($8.95)

Simple Natural Health by Nina Nelson @ Shalom Mama ($17)

Healthy Homemaking by Stephanie Langford @ Keeper of the Home ($12.95)

Music: An Essential Ingredient for Life by Resound School of Music ($6.99)

Breast to Bib by Kate Tietje @ Modern Alternative Pregnancy ($8.95)

First Bites by Hilary Kimes Bernstein @Accidentally Green ($9.99)

Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods by Kate Tietje @ Modern Alternative Pregnancy ($8.95)

Unbound Birth by Jenny Yarborough @ The Southern Institute ($4.99)

The Bootstrap VA by Lisa Morosky @The Home Life and Me ($12.99)

Honoring the Rhythm of Rest by Daniele Evans @Domestic Serenity ($0.99)

Special Deals!

And just in case you don’t happen to win, some of the authors have generously offered discounts on their eBooks for the duration of the contest:

Your Grocery Budget Toolbox is 25% off, making it only $3.75. Use this link to purchase at the discounted price (PDF only).

The Bootstrap VA is also 25% off. Get the PDF version via this link for only $9.74 using the code NEWYEAR. The Kindle and Nook versions will be discounted automatically.

Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below. The mandatory entry is super simple – just hit Enter! Then you can earn additional entries for following your favorite blogs via Facebook or email subscription. Increase your chances by liking and subscribing to them all!

This giveaway is only available in the United States and Canada.

*This giveaway is being sponsored by Positively Real Media. A member of the network purchased these books to give away.

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Crock On! A Review and Giveaway of an Awesome Slow Cooker Cookbook

I am so excited about this week here at Creating Naturally. It’s “Fall in Love with Your Slow Cooker” week!  And to kick the week off, I get to share with you about a new eBook that is full of healthy and wholesome slow cooker recipes!

I’ve always loved my slow cooker, but haven’t really used it to its maximum potential until recently. My eyes have now been opened to how wonderful a slow cooker really can be by Stacy of Stacy Makes Cents and her new eBook, Crock On!

Stacy is the queen of the slow cooker. Every Friday, she shares a new slow cooker recipe on her blog.  All of her recipes are awesome, so you definitely want to check it out.

I’ve recently had the privilege of reviewing her new eBook, Crock On, which includes 40 different wholesome and healthy recipes for the slow cooker, and I am smitten by it.

What types of recipes are in this book?

  • Soups
  • Sandwiches and Wraps
  • Main Dishes
  • Sides
  • Desserts

I’ve already been able to try several of the recipes from the book (like the Cheeseburger Pie and the Pumpkin Apple Cake) and all of them have turned out great.

I’m excited to work my way through the rest of the recipes in the book!  I’ve went through and picked out one recipe from each category that I want to try next.

  • Creamy Chicken Chili (Soups) – what doesn’t sound good about that?!
  • Buffalo Joes (Sandwiches and Wraps) – I’m in love with anything spicy buffalo flavored, and these sandwiches sound so good.
  • Italian Pot Roast with Noodles (Main Dishes) – ‘Tis the season for comfort food! I don’t know how much more comforting you can get than this dish.
  • Coconut Sweet Potatoes (Sides) – Coconut and Sweet Potatoes? Yes, please!
  • Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake (Desserts) – Enough said!

You can see the rest of the recipes included with the eBook here (click on “The Recipes” in the center orange box). Also, if you want to check out a sample recipe, Stacy is sharing a page from the book for Cheesy Sausage Potatoes here – yum!

Why I like this book:

  • All of the recipes use whole food ingredients.
  • There are NO cream-of soups found within the pages of this book. That’s one thing that has kept me from utilizing my slow cooker too often in the past. There are a lot of luscious looking slow cooker recipes that rely on cream-of-this or cream-of-that to bring it all together. Not these recipes!
  • Cooking with your slow cooker saves you both time and money. Couldn’t we all use a little more of both of those?
  • Stacy’s recipes rock. I’ve made many of her recipes from her blog, and I’ve never made one that didn’t turn out great. I trust her recipes completely so I don’t have to worry about dinner being a flop when I cook something from this book.

Is this book for you?

If you are looking for recipes to add to your dinner rotation that are delicious, wholesome, and don’t take up a lot of time in the kitchen, then I would say that this book is for you.

If you are like me and don’t put your slow cooker to work nearly enough, then I would also say that this book is for you. I haven’t been so excited about using my slow cooker in a long time, but now that I have 40 different healthy recipes to try out I know that’s it’s going to be put to good use!

A Special Discount and a Giveaway!

This eBook normally sells for $5.00 (which is as steal!), but for this week only, Stacy is generously offereing Crock On! for 15% off to all Creating Naturally readers. Just enter code Creating15 at the checkout to get the book for 15% off. This coupon code is good until December 7.

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Stacy is also offering to give away a copy of her eBook to one lucky reader. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win. (If you purchase a copy and then win the giveaway, Stacy will refund your money.  Or you could just give away your extra copy to a friend!)

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Lilla Rose Winner and a Huge Ebook Sale

Thank you to everyone who entered the Lilla Rose Flexi-clip giveawayThe winner was comment #9, Gayl!  Congratulations, Gayl, and I hope you enjoy your Flexi-clip as much as I enjoy mine!

For those who entered, but did not win, I am hosting a Flexi-clip party, if you are interested in ordering anything from Lilla Rose.  Feel free to register for the party here and place an order.  The party will last until Friday, April 20.

Simplify Your Family Life eBook Sale

In other news, there is an ebook sale going on right now that I just had to share with you!

Corey from Simple Marriage and Mandi from Life…Your Way have brought together some of the top authors in the family life space with 38 ebooks covering a variety of topics related to family life.

When purchased separately, these ebooks are worth $375, but for four days only, you can purchase the entire collection for just $29!

I bought this package for myself Monday evening, and I can tell you that this is an amazing deal.  There are so many great books in here, and all for $29 - you just can’t beat that price!

Click here to purchase your collection today!

When you purchase the Simplify Family Life collection, you get instant access to each of the 38 ebooks listed below:

(I put asterisks by the books that I’m especially excited about or have already read and highly recommend!  It’s quite a few of them. :))

Entrepreneurship & Blogging

Blogger Behave by Laura @ 10 Million Miles ($4.99)

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($12.00)*

Make Money Blogging by Tara @ Feels Like Home ($4.99)

Tap Into Your Unique Creativity and Self Expression Webinar by Lisa @ WellGrounded Life ($39.00)*

Tell Your Time by Amy @ Blogging with Amy ($4.99)*

Your Blogging Business: Tax Talk & Tips from a Bookkeeper Turned Blogger by Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger ($4.99)*

Food & Cooking

Get Lean Recipe for Success by Nisha @ Healthy Mom’s Kitchen ($37.00)

Got Dinner? by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($4.00)

How To Cook For Yourself: A Complete Beginner’s Guide by Rachael @ Kitchen Courses ($35.00)

Plan It, Don’t Panic by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($4.99)*

Real Food Basics by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($6.95)*

Real Food, Real Easy by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)*

Smart Sweets by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)*

The Everything Beans Book by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)*

Homemaking

2012 Confident Mom Weekly Household Planner by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($9.00)*

Clean Start: Your Guide to Natural Home Cleaning by Michelle @ Open Eye Health ($4.95)*

Complete Printables Download Pack by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($7.00)*

Food on Your Face for Acne & Oily Skin by Leslie @ Crunchy Betty ($7.99)*

From Debtor to Better by Barry @ Debtor to Better ($15.00)*

My Buttered Life {Summer + Gift Giving Editions} by Renee @ MadeOn Hard Lotion ($10.00)*

Not a DIY Diva by Melissa @ The Inspired Room ($3.99)

One Bite at a Time by Tsh @ Simple Mom ($5.00)*

That Works for Me by Kristen @ We Are THAT Family ($8.00)

Marriage & Relationships

A Simple Marriage by Corey @ Simple Marriage ($4.99)*

Buck Naked Marriage by Corey @ Simple Marriage ($2.99)*

Entangled by Amy @ Permission to Peruse ($4.99)

The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier, Healthier Marriage by The Dating Divas ($9.97)*

Minimalism for Families

101 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Laura @ Journey to a Simple Life ($9.95)

321-Stop by Lori @ Loving Simple Living ($9.97)*

Inside Out Simplicity by Joshua @ Becoming Minimalist ($11.99)

Simple Ways to Be More with Less by Courtney @ Be More with Less ($9.97)*

The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($9.95)

Parenting & Kids

4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions by the Moms @ 4 Moms, 35+ Kids ($7.99)*

Flourishing Spring by Michele @ Frugal Granola ($5.95)

Mindset for Moms by Jamie @ Steady Mom ($4.99)*

Nurturing Creativity by Renee @ FIMBY ($3.00)*

Parenting with Positive Guidance by Amanda @ Not Just Cute ($9.00)*

Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda @ Impress Your Kids ($6.99)

The Simplify Your Family Life Sale is brought to you in part by Plan to Eat, an online meal planner that makes eating at home simple. Receive an exclusive coupon code on a one-year membership with your purchase!

Click here to purchase your collection today!

The sale ends at 9 a.m. ET on April 20th, and there will be no late sales offered, so don’t wait.

New Hair Clip, Anyone? {A Flexi-Clip Review and Giveaway}

When I first started seeing Lilla Rose Flexi-Clips popping up on different blogs about a year or so ago, I’ve got to be 100% honest with you…I didn’t want one! I didn’t think I really would use it, and I was perfectly happy with just my regular old pony tail holders.

So when Sue Ellen contacted me a few months ago about reviewing a Flexi-Clip for her, I thought, “Sure, why not?”.  But I didn’t have high hope that I would exactly fall in love with the thing. ;)

Fast forward several months, and I’ve done exactly that…I’ve fallen in love with it!

This is the clip I chose. It's called "Simple Band"

Why I Didn’t Think I Would Like the Flexi-Clip

  • I thought it was just a glorified barrette.
  • I thought it would sit in my drawer never to be used.
  • I didn’t think they were my style.
  • I thought they would be hard to use.
  • Why do I need one, when I have several pony tail holders that do the job just fine?
  • I thought they looked uncomfortable.

But wow, was I proved wrong…

Why I DO Indeed Like the Flexi-Clip

  • You can do SO many different hairstyles with this one simple clip.
  • I find myself using it ALL the time!
  • After looking through the online catalog, I realized that they actually have several clips that are just my style.  They really are beautiful!
  • They are so easy to use.  For real.  If I can use them effortlessly, than anyone can!
  • They make a simple “pony-tail” look so pretty!
  • They’re actually more comfortable that a pony tail holder.  They really do “flex” around you’re hair and don’t pull or pinch at all.  I find myself wearing mine even on days when I’m just cleaning and working around the house because it is SO comfortable to wear.

My hair in my beloved Flexi-Clip. (By the way, it's not the easiest thing to take a picture of the back of your own head! Haha! Try it sometime!)

So, all that to say that I would recommend Flexi-Clips to anyone.  Even if you don’t think that it’s you’re thing, I bet that you will be surprised how much you end up using it and loving it!  I wear mine all the time and can’t wait to purchase some more!

Some More Cute Flexi-Clip Hairstyles

Here are some pictures of some other hairstyles that you can do with the Flexi-Clip.  To learn how to do these hairstyles, watch the styling videos here.

Low Ponytail

Half Up

Up and Down

Messy (but cute!) Bun

Another Half Up

Win a Flexi-Clip!

Sue Ellen has offered to give away a Flexi-Clip to a lucky reader – how exciting!

To enter the giveaway, please visit Sue Ellen’s Lilla Rose website, then simply leave a comment on this blog post stating which style of Flexi-Clip you would choose.  While you’re there be sure to look around at all of the gorgeous hair accessories that are offered by Lilla Rose!

If you would like an additional entry, you may “like” Sue Ellen’s Lilla Rose facebook page and leave an additional comment stating that you did so.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012.  Open to US residents age 18 and older.

The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be contacted by email.  The winner must respond with a shipping address within 48 hours.  If the winner does not respond, another winner will be chosen.

(Psst!  Be sure to watch this sizing video also to determine what size of Flexi-Clip your cute new hairstyle will need!)

Winner of Simple Scrubs, a Discount Code, and an Announcement

Simple Scrubs Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everybody who entered the giveaway for Simple Scrubs to Make and Give!

The winner of this wonderful ebook is Chelsea who left comment #16. Congratulations, Chelsea!  I hope that you will get a lot of use out of this book :)

A Discount Code

For those of you who did not win the book, Stacy has graciously offered a 20% off discount if you are interested in purchasing a copy for yourselfClick here to buy the book and use the discount code HEART20, until January 21, to get 20% off at checkout.  This makes the price of the book only $3.19!  I think that you will find the book is worth well more than that, and I believe that you will get a lot of use out of the book.  I know that I have! :)

An Announcement

I am very excited to announce that  I have some lovely ladies who are going to be joining me in writing here at The Purposed Heart! Each new contributor has something unique that they will be able to share with us, and I believe that we will learn so much from them. You can expect to here from each of them about once a month.

Over the next week or so, I will be introducing them to you one by one.  These ladies are very special, and I want you to have a chance to get to know them just a little bit. Look for the first introduction to take place tomorrow!

Like I said, I am very excited about this new venture.  I’m grateful, honored, humbled, and thrilled that these amazing ladies would be willing to write here and share their wisdom, knowledge, and hearts with us.  Thank you!!!

Simple Scrubs to Make and Give: A Review and a Giveaway

imageWhen I found out that my friend, Stacy from A Delightful Home, was coming out with an ebook about making your own luxurious body scrubs, I must say…I was EXCITED!

If you’ve never visited Stacy’s blog before then you really should go take a look around.  She is a sweet and wise woman who obviously loves her God and her family very much.  She is practically an expert on homemade, natural body care.  Plus, she makes GOOD food!  Any recipe I’ve ever made of hers always turns out great.  These Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars on her site are one of our favorite treats – they are amazing!

Okay, so now that you know how much I adore Stacy and her blog, I must also tell you that I absolutely adore her new book as well!  Simple Scrubs to Make and Give has thorough yet easy instructions for making over 30 different body scrubs.  The book is 59 pages long and is a wealth of information on making your own body scrubs with simple ingredients. 

I’ve tried several of the recipes in Simple Scrubs, and they left my skin feeling so soft and smooth.  The Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub has been my absolute favorite so far.  It only has four ingredients, and it. smells. heavenly. 

Some of the other scrub recipes that you will find in the book include:

  • Invigorating Foot Scrub
  • Morning Coffee Body Scrub
  • Lemon-Lime Sugar Scrub
  • Lavender-Peppermint Facial Smoother

I can’t wait to try them all!  They would truly make great gifts, and Stacy also includes a whole section on packaging ideas.  I love it!

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Another section included in Simple Scrubs is a very informative run-down of the ingredients used in this book.  This is actually one of my favorite parts of the book.  Not only does Stacy include awesome recipes that she has created, but she also teaches you and gives you the knowledge you need to come up with your own unique recipes as well.

If you are interested in learning how to make your own body scrubs to use yourself and to give as lovely gifts, you can purchase the book for only $3.99!  Click here to see an entire list of the table of contents, read more about the book, and purchase a copy for yourself.

Stacy has also generously offered to give away a copy of her book to one of you! 

To enter to win a copy of Simple Scrubs, simply leave a comment below telling me what scrub you would like to try from the book!

This giveaway will close on Monday January 16, 2012 at 10 pm EST.

The winner of this giveaway will be contacted by email.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter to win a copy of Simple Scrubs to Make and Give!

Peeled Snacks: A Review and a Giveaway

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Last week when I was at the grocery store, I saw a big box of gummy fruit snacks in a brightly colored fun-looking box.  On the box were three different “health claims” telling you why they were a great snack for your kid.  They were gluten free, fat free, and had Vitamin A & C in them. 

I always cringe when I see snacks that are essentially made out of nothing but sugar and corn syrup being touted as a “healthy” snack choice for children.  This particular brand of fruit snacks also had in big letters on the front of the box, “MADE WITH REAL FRUIT!”.  

Well, I decided to check the ingredients of these “fruit” snacks and this is what I found.  Corn syrup, sugar, water, apple juice concentrate, and then a list of artificial flavors and colors.  Made with real fruit? Really?  If that is not deceitful packaging than I don’t know what is!

Despite the fact that most fruit snacks sold in the grocery store are mostly made out of pure sugar, they still remain a popular snack choice among kids.  They’re sweet, chewy, colorful and just fun to eat.  But what if there was a better alternative?  What if there was something that actually was made with real fruit? 

Well it turns out there is a better alternative that is not only made with real fruit, it is real fruit.  Real, organic, dried fruit.  Yep, that’s all it is.  Nothing added, nothing taken away.  Just plain dried fruit that tastes amazing – Peeled Snacks.

Peeled Snacks doesn’t use sulfites or add any sugar to their dried fruit.  It is the best tasting dried fruit that I have ever had!  This quote from their website pretty much sums up what their company is all about.

Our goal at Peeled Snacks is simple: to make you feel good about snacking. We strive to bring you the highest quality organic and natural ingredients from sustainable farms. Our snacks provide a great source of vitamins, minerals and a full serving of fruit with no added sugar. Learn more about our Real Food Philosophy.

Today, Peeled Snacks is graciously offering an Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack to one reader.  This variety pack includes 12 single serving snacks: 2 each of pine-4-Pineapple, much-ado-about-Mango, Banan-a-peel, Apricot-a-lot, Cherry-go-round & Apple-2-the-core. 

I have tried each of these varieties and they are all delicious!  Our favorite was the pineapple, but the mango was a close second!  My son absolutely loved all of them, and couldn’t get enough.  He kept asking for “more, more”!   

Peeled Snacks also offers a variety of mixed fruit that I can’t wait to try – especially this Paradise Found!  Yum!

You can order your Peeled Snacks online, but they are also available in some stores including Whole Foods and Starbucks.  So if your ever out and about and need a quick healthy snack, keep that in mind!

To Enter the Giveaway:

Simply leave a comment below telling me what variety of fruit you would choose if you won the giveaway.  Visit the Peeled Snacks website to see all the different varieties that they offer.

For additional entries, do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each.

  • Like Peeled Snacks on Facebook
  • Follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway.
  • Share about this giveaway on Facebook.
  • Like The Purposed Heart on Facebook
  • Follow The Purposed Heart on Twitter
  • Subscribe to The Purposed Heart

This giveaway is open to US Residents only.

This giveaway will close on Sunday November 20, 2011 at 10 pm EST.

The winner of this giveaway will be contacted by email and must respond with a shipping address within 48 hours. If the winner does not respond, another winner will be chosen.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for each entry!

Disclaimer: I received Peeled Snacks from this company for the sake of this review.  All opinions are my own and my opinion is that these dried fruit snacks are yummy!