Monday, July 28, 2014

The Homesick Texan's Family Table - Book Review

The Homesick Texan's Family Table is a cookbook filled with more than 125 comforting Texan recipes,
written by beloved food blogger and seventh-generation Texan, Lisa Fain. Inside this book, there are several recipes ranging from down-home standards like cheesy-nachos, chicken and dumplings, and fiery wings, to party friendly snacks like Pigs in Jalapeno Blankets, Steak Fingers with Gravy, and Pecan Sheet Cake... there are so many recipes to make,
for any occasion!

 I originally chose this book to review, as my husband is from Texas, and I figured it would make for some really delicious dinners, and possibly a surprise or two that I could show him. There's several dishes in here I will be trying, like the Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya, the Jalapeno Corn Sticks, and the Pecan Pie. mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I love the authors introduction, talking about her most memorable meal, a potluck for her grandparents anniversary; Family and friends gathering, catching up on each others past and enjoying delicious foods while doing so. She really sets the picture for her memory and gets you in the spirit of cooking.
Each chapter deals with a different set of foods, from breakfasts and breads, snacks and sides, chilis, soups, the main course and sweets. There are so many foods to make and enjoy. Most of the recipes include a picture of the meal, and throughout the book, you will find more stories of the authors life and experiences, as well as photos of scenery around Texas. Truly another beautiful cookbook,
I am happy to have added to my collection.

The Homesick Texan's Family Table in hardback is available for purchase 
at for $29.95, where you can also find more information.
You can also like the Homesick Texan on Facebook, as well as her blog at 
where you will find pictures and more delicious foods!

This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The #BeachinEvent Giveaway! 7/28-8/11

Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

You don't want to miss this!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! 
To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors
to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! 
ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800!
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $60
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49
 Keystrokes By Kimberly - Aveeno Skin Care Kit - $50
So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. 
There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!
The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States
who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 
through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!
DIsclosure: Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dial's Coconut Water + Mango Body Wash Giveaway!

Sassy Mom, 2 Spoiled Bratz & Dial are teaming up to bring you this awesome giveaway for one bottle of  Coconut Water Refresh Mango Body Wash The prize retails for a clean body!!
    This is a great product for a chance to win! 
    I reviewed a similar product awhile back, you can read about that here. Coconut Water body wash is made to hydrate your skin and give you amazing showers! :) It smells so exotic and feels great your skin, 
    and with that added mango? You would be glad to win!

     This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook, Twiiter
    or any other Social Media Networking sites. This giveaway is valid in the Continental
    United States and entrant must be 18+ years of age to enter. 
    The bloggers promoting and hosting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment. G.H. Creators will be in charge of that.  

    Shake the Crave Drink Mix + Freebie

    Shake the Crave is a new shake, made to boost your energy and help you feel full longer,
    something to drink on the go, at breakfast, or even for lunch!

    "Every ingredient in Shake the Crave has a common purpose: to benefit your body directly. No fillers, no fluff. Just pure ingredients working together to nourish your body and help you feel fuller longer."

    Shake the Crave comes in two different flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla. Each of these are made with 100% pure ingredients, using real vanilla and cocoa beans, without containing any artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives or isolated/synthetic vitamins. It is also free from high fructose corn syrups, MSG, fillers/binders, as well as being gluten. egg, and soy free. Each shake contains just 120 Calorie and only 0.5 grams of low fat, making it a good source of protein and calcium.

    I first tried Shake the Crave in the flavor chocolate. The powder smelled like Brownie Mix, but the taste was chalky, and had a strange powdery flavor. So I mixed it with one frozen banana and a spoon of peanut butter, which made it taste much better. The next day, I tried Shake the Crave in Vanilla and wasn't pleased much this time either. Because Shake the Crave uses real Vanilla Beans, there are a lot of black/brown flaky pieces in this shake, making a weird texture to your taste buds. The powder has a strange smell, and the taste is also chalky, leaving a bad after taste. Between the two, I'd say the chocolate flavor is better...but neither of them are on my list. They do seem to give you a full belly effect, but that could also be from the heaviness milk gives. One great thing about these shakes, is you can use any type of milk with it: Whole, 1%, 2%, Skim, even dairy alternatives like Almond or Soy!
    I never noticed a change in energy though, but each result will vary per person.

    Shake the Crave is exclusively sold from Trusted Health Products, with a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee; a One Week Supply is available for purchase at $40.00 a container, 
    which equals to 15 shakes, making it $2.67 per serving.

    *Try Shake the Crave vanilla and chocolate shake mix! For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers 2 FREE sample packets of Shake the Crave vanilla or chocolate shake mix. They said they would love to have our readers try out Shake the Crave and agreed to send the 2 sample packets FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge of $4.95. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your 2 FREE sample packets now!

     I received a free sample to review in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions my own

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door

    iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door is rated the #1 best screen to hang on your doors, keeping the pesty bugs out, and allowing you to open and close it without having to use your hands. The screen is 36"x83" and is made of durable mesh with 26 powerful magnets that are buried in the reinforced adjoining edges. The entire edging is framed in super-duty Velcro, and you can use the additional support nails included, for extra support, making sure there's no chance of the screen falling down. 

    Because of the magnetic slits down the middle, this makes the screen easy to keep up, and walk through, with it closing shut on its own, behind.. This feature is excellent if you have pets, so your animal can exit or enter to the backyard, all on its own, 
    while still keeping the bugs away.

    Watch this video for complete and easy to understand instructions on applying iGotTech's magnetic screen:

    The screen comes with easy to understand directions, but watching the video beforehand gives you a better understanding, so I suggest you watch it :) But because this screen's dimensions are 36" x 83", it does not fit all doors. I wasn't able to fully review, as there was about an inch gap on the side, meaning my door is too wide for it. Overall it seems like a great product, with a very durable mesh material. 
    I can't wait to try it out in the next place we move to (hopefully soon!).
    The iGotTech Magnetic Screen is available for purchase on Amazon 
    for $29.95, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    BabySpa USA Giveaway! Ends 7/30

    *Giveaway hosted by Mommy by Nurture

    BabySpa USA knows you were Born To Nurture your wee one!
    So Mommy By Nurture and BabySpa USA have teamed up to give
    one lucky winner a Stage 1 Gift Set! Retail value $34.99

    Everything your baby needs for his first bath and diaper change comes wrapped in our nurturing Baby Essentials gift set. Just the right combination of wholesome skin and hair care essentials
    to keep tender skin healthy and nourished.
    • Safe and gentle for sensitive skin in newborns through crawlers
    • Great gift for baby showers, coming home gifts or anytime
    • Contains organic enthnobotanicals, Songa ™, Kendi Oil, and Patented Swiss Moisturizer EG-28 to soothe, hydrate, and comfort tender baby skin
    • Ultra Soft Biodegradable & Organic Wipes
    Our eco-friendly woven abaca basket includes:
    STAGE 1
    • 3 in 1 Tearless Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer
    • Moisturizing Body Lotion
    • Shea Butter Diaper Cream
    • Ultra Soft Baby Wipes (72 ct.)
    • Travel Size Face Cream

    Mommy By Nurture and son Davin test drove this gift set as bath time is fun time! 
    To see what they thought CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW! 
    This is your chance to win this beautiful gift set that is better for your babies skin!

    Terms of service: One entrant per household ages 18+ within the Continental USA. 
    Void where prohibited. You may return daily to gain more entries for the daily tasks. One winner will be chosen at random from all verified entries. Winner has 48 hours to reply to email to confirm acceptance or another winner will be chosen. 
    Mommy By Nurture is the host of this giveaway and BabySpa USA is the sponsor.


    Milky! Giveaway Ends 7/30!

    *Giveaway hosted by Mommy by Nurture

    Need Brands and Mommy By Nurture 
    Want you to win a 6 day supply of Milky!

    milky-breastfeeding-supplementOne winner will win a 6 day supply of this strawberry flavored herbal tea supplement for lactation enhancement. With Organic ingredients and great taste it is sure to be a staple in your life while helping promote healthy breastfeeding and production for your little one. Created with your health in mind it is organic and vegan! 
    *Need Brands is a company from Tia and Tamera (Mowry) who many know growing up watching "Sister, Sister". 

    "It’s well known that breast milk is best for your baby. Unfortunately for most mothers, breast-feeding is not that easy. Oftentimes, moms do not produce enough milk; however, Milky! helps solve that problem. Made with organic herbs, Milky! was designed by a pediatrician to help 
    boost the quality and quantity of breast milk. Just drink two a day!"

    Mommy By Nurture is a breastfeeding advocate 
    and tested this product for two weeks!

    Terms of service: Open to the continental USA ages 18+. Void where prohibited. One winner will be chosen from all applicable entries and notified once the giveaway has ended. Winner has 48 hours to respond with their contact information for shipment or another winner will need to be chosen. All entries will be verified. One entrant per household. You are eligible to come back daily and earn additional entries on the daily tasks available.