Note To All Visitors

Our blog gives you freebies, coupons, sweeps, contests, giveaways. reviews, news, info, great sites and a whole array of whatever interests me - as it has always been on my websites (cc 1999). Our posts are copywrite protected; a link back is appreciated. The majority of posts prior to February 2013 have been deleted.
As always, enjoy, be well, and Be The Heart of YOUR Home.

August 19, 2017

Woo Hoo! I just got a nice win!!

Before I restarted posting here, I entered a giveaway for an art box subscription (one box) and WON! There's so many of those box services out there any more, but I never thought of art supplies (which I love AND need)....I am beyond happy to win this one. It's coming from Scrawlrbox out of the UK and here's a link to the boxes they've shipped in the past,

Many thanks to the blogger who held the giveaway: Reviews, Chews & How-Tos

I can't wait to get back to giveaways here too - I miss them!

Mailing Apology...

Hey readers, no clue how it happened Saturday's emailing, my service included old posts from April 2016!!! How or why is beyond me....I just wanted to say SORRY about that! It was completely out of my control....

August 18, 2017

Kroger - Free Friday - POWER BAR

FPower Up for Free! Get Your Free Friday PowerBar - August 18 only, download your coupon for 1 FREE PowerBar single bar (1.41-2.29 oz., any variety). Redeem by Sunday, September 3. Available in most stores.

August 15, 2017

Side Note...Hi readers!!! last post was in January.....did this year go by fast already or what? Can't explain the details, but it's all good. I have to find time to research for giveaways, but right now, if you don't mind...I'll post what I come across and would love to share from time to time until I can get more ME time.

I hope your year has been blessed, I hope you have so much to be happy about and I hope that you know, to Be The Heart Of Your Home -- you won't ever go wrong!

In the past, I've always deleted the old/expired coupons and giveaways at the end of every month to make room for new ones...I'll get back to that when, like I said...time allows.

Thanks for sticking with us, God is good ALL the time and truly, my leave has been a huge blessing!!

January 16, 2017

Monthly Giveaway from the Splendid Table

Every month, the Splendid Table helps listeners equip their kitchens and fill their pantries.
This month, we're giving away Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients, the latest cookbook from the editors at Cook's Illustrated, a retail value of $20.00.
Enter before January 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time -- you can enter HERE

Side Note....

Hi readers!
I know...long time, no's one of those times when we took a side turn in life and now that we're back on track, we're coming to you from Michigan...AGAIN... oh, I'm not a big fan of this state, but "it is what it is" as they say :)

I found an excellent giveaway today while I was SUPPOSED to be working and thought I'd start posting with that (my next post)

I hope life has treated you well and that you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2017 is the breath of fresh air in your life that it's supposed to be.

Thanks for allowing me into your email box and as always, Be The Heart of Your Home, you will never go wrong!

August 16, 2016

Side Note...

Hi folks!

I just wanted to let you know that I've been on hiatus from blogging and will be for awhile. I need to tend to some things in life, so one day....we'll, or I... will return.

Please always remember - Be The Heart Of YOUR'll never go wrong! :)

May 27, 2016

Free Survival Food Samples

I've requested and received this one in the past and it was delicious! Request yours HERE from WISE foods

May 26, 2016

Kroger - Free Friday Quaker Breakfast Flats

May 27 only, download a coupon for 1 FREE Quaker Breakfast Flats (7 oz., any variety). Redeem by June 12. Remember, you can't download to your card until FRIDAYs and you have TWO WEEKS to redeem

May 21, 2016

New Winners Of Our NuNaturals Giveaway

We have a 24 hour answer back on our giveaways. Since we didn't hear from two of our winners, two more have been chosen by Rafflecopter. Check the list to see if YOUR name is on there, I've emailed the winners and will get your information to NuNaturals as soon as I have your response (they ship directly to you)

**UPDATE** All winners have now responded, your information has been forward to NuNaturals and I thank you all for participating in our giveaway!

May 20, 2016

Kroger Friday Free Item - Free Mist TWST 2 Liter

Receive ONE (1) FREE Mist TWST Lemon Lime Soda 2 Liter, any variety. Available in most stores. Exp 06/05/2016
Limit of one coupon per household. Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item.

NuNaturals Winners Chosen!

Rafflecopter chose the four winners, are you one of them? Check your email box if you are!!

If the winners do not respond in 24 hours, a new winner will be notified

May 19, 2016

Paleo Kitchen Essentials Giveaway


May 11, 2016

Win A Martin In May Fishman Sweepstakes

Win a Martin DC-15ME acoustic guitar as part of our Win A Martin In May promotion. It's easy, just register to win on their facebook page HERE

May 9, 2016

Side Note....

My feed had a hiccup and re-sent an old emailing - no idea why, it just did...sorry!!! :)

Win A Case Of Organic Fruit Spreads

Win @RigoniAsiagoUSA Fiordifrutta organic fruit spread #Giveaway: they're giving away one case of organic fruit spread to three different winners on their facebook page HERE

May 8, 2016

Kroger - "Pick ‘n’ Flip” Instant Win Game

The grill is sizzlin’ with summer flavor, and you’re the grill master! Which item on the grill do you want to flip? Click on the grill item to see if you've won - play daily HERE 

Happy Mother's Day and Giveaway Reminder

A friendly reminder that we have a new giveaway from NuNaturals which ends midnight 5/19. These are fantastic items - the vanilla is delish, the NuNana (banana flour) is awesome, love the cocoa powder and my coffee would be lost without my packaged sweeteners LOL plus a secret bonus.... share it as you enter as well! There's FOUR winners and good luck to you all!!!

I wish all the mom's out there HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Whether you're blessed with one or a bunch, whether you lost yours, whether you're a step-mom to some, adoptive mother, foster know who you are, HAPPY DAY TO YOU!!!

May 6, 2016

CLOSED - NuNaturals Newest Products Review AND Giveaway

I am so excited to share with you NuNaturals newest products as well as a GIVEAWAY to FOUR lucky readers!!! That's one wonderful thing about Ron, The "SUGAR-FREE POPPA", from NuNaturals - he's not only a wonderful representative of NuNaturals, he's also very generous.

Through the years, I've been blessed to review and offer giveaways of NuNaturals NuStevia (you can see HEREHEREHEREHERE and HERE that I really enjoy NuNaturals NuStevia!), but what makes THIS review and giveaway different is, they've broadened their product line and all I can say is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!

Are you a low-carber? Are you on a gluten-free diet? Are you wanting to eat better? Well, NuNaturals is the site to see. Not only do they offer a great and many NuStevia product line, they also offer information, recipes and great customer service.

For this review, we were sent some familiar products as well as ones I had never tried before and that's where I got excited to crack into for this review and am grateful to offer you readers the chance to win THIS prize pack:

 (4) four readers will recieve one bottle of the Vanilla Alcohol Free NuStevia Liquid, a  bag of  NEW  NuNana Banana Flour, & a package of the NEW COCOA POWDER, PLUS a 50 pkt. box of our NuStevia NO-CARBS Stevia PacketsIn addition, each of the winners will also receive a FREE BONUS  item. The total retail value of each package is $ 70.00.

If you are new to what banana flour is, you can find a great explanation at wikipedia HERE. Also, I'd like to add that the new NuStevia NO-CARBS Stevia Packets, I really, really like!

Due to Honey Bear's health and my personal carb addiction, I have to find delicious alternatives to some of our favorites. Thanks to the NEW COCOA POWDER and the NEW NuNana Banana Flour, I found a brownie recipe that is beyond delicious! I surfed through my saved pins and settled on THIS Paleo brownie recipe (because I had the ingredients already).

My alternative ingredients that resulted in a fudgy brownie with the same consistency as a name brand packaged brownie (hint: has a girl as their logo):

1/2 cup minus 1 Tbs. NuNana Banana Flour (use the "dip and sweep method" to measure or use a kitchen scale and measure 50 grams of the flour)
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. butter, melted
3 eggs, at room temperature (egg substitutes WILL NOT work)
12 pks NuStevia NO-CARBS Stevia Packets
6 drops of Vanilla Alcohol Free NuStevia Liquid, optional
(these are the quantities that work for ME, add more or less per your own tastes)

Preheat oven to 300. Grease a glass baking dish (8x8 or 9x9-there's not much difference in finished product). Mix together all ingredients by hand or with an electric mixer. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 mins or ttil a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan. These store well at room temperature or in the fridge for a few days. Make sure you keep them in an airtight container.

As with all stevia products, you must find your own sweet spot - some find the sweetness level they like using less and some find it using more. I like just enough sweetness. I am one of those people who taste the after taste of stevia but Honey Bear doesn't, so as always, find your own level and always start small and work your way up in quantity.

There's recipe after recipe I'd love to try out before this post, but seriously, I am enjoying these brownies to the point that my sweet treat craving is completely satisfied. The next recipe that I intend to give a go at is Low Carb Doritos using the banana flour - an item I am enjoying greatly!

Pinterest and NuNaturals both have a wonderful selection of recipes using banana flour and stevia - have fun finding your favorites!

Our giveaway is running for TWO WEEKS. It will start 5/6/2016 and end 5/20/2016 at 12:01 am. Must be 18+, World Wide, No PO BOXES. Winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Winner must provide name, address and email address when requested.

Not only do you have the opportunity to win the above prize pack, but you can receive SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on all orders placed at NuNaturals . When you get to the checkout page, use the DISCOUNT CODE of  BLG0616 and you will receive a  - 15% DISCOUNT on your entire order. (NOT to be combined with any other discounts) This discount remains EFFECTIVE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016. Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U.S. on all orders exceeding $ 35.00 after discounts.

Enter the giveaway on rafflecopter, click the link if the box doesn't show up or refresh the page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Of all stevia products out there, I have found none I like greater than NuNaturals brand.

(Disclaimer: NuNaturals provided me with free samples of these products to review and I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free products)
All Things Bloggy  Sweepstakes at  Giveaway Monkey - Free Online Giveaways  Win Free Stuff

May 2, 2016

Free download – Cooking and Baking with Sugar Substitutes

From Diabetic Self-Management. Learn more about sugar substitutes and get 8 delicious recipes to try! Sign up for their newsletter HERE or go straight to the pdf HERE

April 28, 2016

Enter to Win $1000 to Crate & Barrel and more!

Enter the Upgrade Your Kitchen Sweepstakes from Clean Plates, Win a $1000 Crate and Barrel gift card, 6 months of smoothies from Daily Harvest and a Vitamix Blender. Ends May 14 and you can only enter once HERE

April 27, 2016

Free Black Forest Organics Gummy Bears Sample

From Brach's: Normally, we #BreakOutTheBrachs here, but today we want to break out Black Forest Organics! Visit our BFO Facebook Page, like us, and message your contact information and we will send you some product to try!