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August 2, 2015

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review

While I was offline, I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to review Manitoba Harvest's RAW SHELLED HEMP SEEDS we all know what hemp is, right?  If not, the site LIVESCIENCE has put together a good explanation: "The marijuana plant has many uses apart from drug use. A distinct variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, known as hemp, can be grown to maximize the fibers in the stalk of the plant or to maximize seed production" . 

I had never eaten hemp seeds and since we like raw food, I was doubly looking forward to this review! Wow wow wow! If you like nuts, you WILL enjoy Manitoba Harvest Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds. The taste they say on their site is similar to sunflower seeds or pine nuts and I personally, found them to taste between sunflower seeds and raw cashews. Either way, they are DELICIOUS! 

When I knew I was going to receive the Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds, I wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate them into a recipe, but I did:) 

One of our favorite foods is pesto and another is hummus. I had the ingredients on hand for hummus, and thankfully, I was able to trial and error a couple times until I got the right taste WE enjoyed. Do you like hummus? If you do, you'll know all great hummus's have tahini. I decided that since tahini has sesame seeds, why not try to make it with hemp seeds. The size of each hemp seed is basically the same as sesame seeds, that hit an explosion. My first batch of tahini made with the exact measurements using hemp hearts was a bit too strong for my taste. Oh it was still delicious, just too much nutty taste. So, I remade a batch of tahini using HALF the amount of seeds, but the regular amounts of everything else and that, my dear readers, was the perfect match. If you're unfamiliar with tahini, all it is, is a bunch of sesame seeds with olive oil and a pinch of can find a whole explanation and recipe HERE.

I've even taken a spoonful out of the bag when I needed that sunflower seed craving filled and had none on hand! But honestly, where ever you would use nuts, you can use these Hemp Hearts, like salad instead of sunflower seeds or cashews or pine nuts is a great topping alternative. I haven't tried it on anything sweet, I'm not a big sweets/nuts person, so I can't give you the heads up on that one, but the possibilities can be endless.

(Disclaimer: Manitoba Harvest provided me with this free product to review and I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free products)

Free Copy of Parables by John MacArthur (book)

From GTY (Grace To You) - To receive your offer—by mail—for this brand-new book, fill out the form. When you fill out the form HERE to join our mailing list, in September we’ll mail you John’s offer for a FREE copy of Parables.  No obligation, no pressure—we simply want to minister to you.
Offer valid through August 14, 2015.
If you’re already on our mailing list, there’s no need to submit the form.  You’ll automatically receive John’s book offer in your mailbox in September.

NOTE: This offer is valid through August 14, 2015, and is available only to those with mailing addresses serviced by Grace to You offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

August 1, 2015

Bonne Maman Preserves - Jar a day giveaway

Enter to WIN a coupon for a FREE jar of Bonne Maman Preserves. We’re giving away one coupon per day for 1 month – enter every day for your chance to WIN and savor summer with all-natural fruit flavor!
One winner per household. Sweepstakes ends: August 31. 2015. One entry per day.

Free Kit For Those Who Paint (Art)

Do you paint? I draw and am starting to paint...I came across a site offering a kit you can request for free HERE - you'll need to confirm the link they email you, mine was in the junk folder, so if you don't see YOUR confirmation, check the junk folder.

PLEASE do Art and not request this just because it's free...

Read their terms and conditions to be fair to the company offering it:

Promotion valid for US residents only. One per household, while supplies last. Void where prohibited. For complete terms and conditions,click hereExpected delivery within 4 to 6 weeks.

July 31, 2015

If You Are A Dog Owner and Want A Cool Collar....

Just for coming to their site, a pop up will say this:
We've Got A $4 Store Credit For You! Seriously, no minimum purchase! Sign up below or follow us to receive and instant $4 off your order!

Case of Rice Giveaway

You can win a CASE of Veer Tee rice by entering the blog giveaway over at MySparklingLife  HERE

which SNICKERS® Bar should handle your hunger

Go to Snickers on Facebook HERE, enter your birthday, next screen enter your email, next screen enter your information, then take their little quiz to find which Snickers bar handles your hunger and you'll get a coupon. I got this one: Buy One Get One FREE Any Variety SNICKERS® Bar (1.76 oz. - 3.49 oz.).

Free Samples and Coupon - Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener

Add Zing™ to your life! Click on the "FREE SAMPLES" tab at the top of our Facebook Page or visit to request a sample of new Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener! Available at Walmart. And a $1.50 coupon can be printed HERE

Free Nivea Samples

FIND THE RIGHT SAMPLE FOR YOU (in shower lotion or long lasting lotion) HERE
Request your free sample by selecting the button beside the product you’re interested in, one per household and comes 6-8 weeks

Nutri-Gloss From L'oreal - Request A Free Sample

RECEIVE A FREE SAMPLE of hair care from L'oreal - the sample changes with your hair condition choice.

Free 1-Month Amazon Prime Membership for Moms

If you haven’t already, you can still sign up for Amazon Mom and get a free 1-month membership to Amazon Prime. If you've ever grabbed this freebie in the past, you can't do it and they Do take your credit card info up front, but you aren't charged, can cancel any time before/by the end of 30 days.
Check it out HERE

Weekends are FREEkends! At 7Eleven

Scan your 7-Eleven® app for a new FREE item every
Saturday and Sunday after 12pm CST in August.
No purchase necessary!
FREE Medium Fanta Slurpee – No Purchase Required
(8/1 and 8/2 After 12PM CST)

* August 1-2: Medium Fanta Slurpee
* August 8-9: Juicy Fruit Starburst gum
* August 15-16: Medium Fanta Slurpee
* August 22-23: Snickers Brand Singles Bar
* August 29-30: Butterfinger bar

P&G Samples By Mail

To receive samples thru the mail, follow these steps:
1-Log in and tell us about yourself
2-Browse and select samples
3-Get samples sent directly to your mailbox
Just go HERE to join - right now, the only offer they have available is Prilosec (heartburn)

July 29, 2015

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Come spin for a chance to instantly win $100,000 from Challenge Butter!

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$1.00 Off Imagine Foods Soup

$1.00 Off Imagine Foods Soup HERE You can print TWO

$1.00 Off Health Valley Organics

$1.00 Off Health Valley Organics HERE - you can print TWO

Coupon For Greek Gods Yogurt

My first experience with Greek Gods Yogurt, I ate 3/4 of the container myself! It was better than ice cream for my sweet fix. They've got a $.50 coupon running right now on their site HERE You can print TWO.

Get the Free Pocket Prayers eBook by Max Lucado

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