Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Colavita Giveaway Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways Sponsored by: Colavita

Welcome to the Cooking With Colavita Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Colavita


The Colavita Story
The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, in the Molise region of Italy. It was there, four generations ago, that Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. Over the years, theColavita family became masters at the delicate crafts of "tasting" and blending extra virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby regions. This skill enabled the family to produce 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality – a skill that sets Colavita apart today from the other leading brands.
Today, the Colavita’s main focus is still bringing consumers authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil; however, the Colavita brand has grown to include many other quality specialty food products that are sold in over 60 countries. Colavita durum wheat semolina pasta, a full selection of balsamic and wine vinegars, traditional and organic pasta sauces, ready-to-serve soups and marinated vegetables, and olive-canola blended oils are the ingredients of choice for chefs in home, restaurant, and professional kitchens worldwide.
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** One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize. **
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket. This is open to US and ends 12/14/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
Good Luck,  Thanks for entering!
Disclaimer: Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals and Giveaways are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: Mrs. Cavanaugh's Home Fashioned Chocolates






About the Product:
 Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

...In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

"It was a difficult decision, especially for George," Mrs. Cavanaugh said. "He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy - and could compete with - those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates."

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh's candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence....
Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies. My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates use promo code: usfamily2014 http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

My Review:
 From the moment the box arrived, I felt like it was staring at me and causing my mouth to water just thinking about how incredibly scrumptious each mouth watering bite was going to be.  But it went way past that as I struggled to open the box and taste test what was waiting on me. My children as well as my husband gathered around waiting on their sample piece so that we could all participate and share in this review.

 First reaction from them all was absolute silence as they decided what they their individual opinions were going to be and then all of a sudden they were asking for another sample. Within five minutes of opening the box, it was empty. My family and I give Mrs. Cavanaugh's Home Fashioned chocolates 5 stars---We loved all the flavors. They are simple exquisite and perfect for gift giving this time of year. You will not be disappointed! Go to this link to place your order.

**Disclosure** This product was sent to me free of charge  for my honest review from US Family Guide and the afore mentioned company.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NOAH Picture Book Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

NOAH Picture Book Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

NOAH Wordless picture book
A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?
This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring noah’s relationship with his family, the natural world, God - and a formidable engineering challenge.
Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again. See what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness and her family thought of this beautifully illustrated wordless picture book.
Would you like to win the NOAH picture book? This giveaway begins on 11/21 and ends on 12/3 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from Propeller Consulting, LLC in the past 90 days on any blog, you are ineligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts@peaofsweetness.com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review:44 Animals of the Bible by:Nancy Pelander Johnson

 44 Animals of the Bible
About the Book:
Each beautifully illustrated animal includes details to help clarify its meaning for children, important cultural information, and connections between the historic world of the Bible and our world today! God once told Job that animals are important to Him, and that they are a big part of His creation. God watches when the doe gives birth to her fawn. He makes the leopard swift to hunt its prey. He commands eagles to soar. Animals are important to God. He loves them and cares for them, and wants us to do the same. Many of the animals mentioned in the Bible are featured in 44 Animals of the Bible.

About the Author:
Nancy Johnson graduated with a B.A. from the University of Colorado, and continues to write and travel throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Lloyd R. Hight worked for various advertising agencies, designing several covers for RCA records, and developing a variety of projects for Master Books.

My Review:
 Complete with scripture the publishers at Master Books have published a book to help your child get a visible image of 44 Animals of the Bible. Included in this book are several animals that are comparable to modern day animals but you will see a few you don't recognize. Such as an Asp, an Asp is a snake similar to a Cobra or a Gier a large bird similar to an Eagle.With each animals description is a short summary of how they were used during Bible times. Master Books works hard to bring to life each and every creation of God to life for our children. I always find their products God focused and that makes my heart sing.

 The author and illustrator have produced a lovely book geared for ages 4-8. The illustrations are colorful and each animal has one. The scripture and wording are simple enough for early elementary and of course, it is a great read-aloud for those unable to read. The price for this book is $9.99 for hardcover or $6.99 for downloadable version---if interested here is the link. Joshua enjoyed reading about "God's" animals!

If you would like to read more reviews, you can do so at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Master Books and my part on the Moms of Master Books Blogger Team.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cooking with Colavita Giveaway Sponsored by Colavita Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Cooking with Colavita Giveaway Sponsored by Colavita

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deliciously Savvy and Deals of Sweetness

Cooking with Colavita Giveaway
Emilee at Pea of Sweetness loves Italian food but has been stuck in a rut with the same old recipes and ingredients. She was excited to broaden her horizons with Colavita.
Colavita's history goes back a long time ago in the quaint hilltop village of Sant’Elia a Pianisi, located in the Molise region of Italy, two small family businesses were born. One family operated a stone mill for crushing homegrown olives used to produce fine extra virgin olive oil. The other family gathered the durum wheat harvest, milled the wheat into semolina grain and ultimately produced fresh pasta for the local market. Over time, both families became experts at their trade, passing their knowledge to the next generation, who in turn did the same. The two families had much in common not only in perfecting time-honored production methods, but also in name. They were both Colavita families.
Today, the Colavita Olive Oil and Colavita Pasta companies are still family-owned and operating in the same town of their ancestors. They have since joined with another family-owned company, Colavita USA, and together they have shared the fruits of their respective crafts with American consumers for over twenty years.
Emilee got to try her hand at a new Italian recipe using the amazing ingredients included in the Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket.
The Simply Italian Gift Basket includes:
  • Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cirio Crushed Tomato with Basil
  • Colavita Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
  • Colavita Olive Bruschetta
  • Colavita Marinara Sauce
  • Colavita Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Colavita Penne Rigate
  • Dal Raccolto Capellini
  • Dal Raccolto Orchiette
  • Almond Cantuccini
Doesn't it sound amazing? One winner will receive the Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket! (ARV $75.00) This giveaway begins on 11/20 and ends on 12/13 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts@peaofsweetness.com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Review: The Tree of Water by:Elizabeth Haydon

 The Tree of Water (The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, #4)
About the Book:
The epic voyages continue in The Tree of Water, the fourth adventure in bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon’s acclaimed fantasy series for young readers, The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme.

As Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, it is the duty of young Charles Magnus "Ven" Polypheme to travel the world and seek out magic hiding in plain sight. But Ven needs to escape the clutches of the nefarious Thief Queen, ruler of the Gated City, whose minions are hunting for him. His friend, the merrow Amariel, has the perfect solution to his dilemma: Ven and Char will join her to explore the world beneath the sea.

As they journey through the sea, Ven finds himself surrounded by wonders greater than he could have ever imagined. But the beauty of the ocean is more than matched by the dangers lurking within its depths, and Ven and his friends soon realize that in order to save thousands of innocent lives, they may have to sacrifice their own. For everything in the ocean needs to eat…


About the Author:
ELIZABETH HAYDON is the author of the bestselling Symphony of Ages fantasy series, which began with Rhapsody. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, set in the same enchanted world, is her first series for young readers. She lives on the East Coast with her husband and children.

My Review:
 Ven once again finds himself on an adventure, this time under the sea. With his friends Amariel, a merrow and char, and a human they adventure deep into the sea, exploring the depths of a coral reef. Going under the sea proves to be harder than he once thought. Especially since the Thief Queen is searching for Ven. Then when Madame Sharra visits before they go back into the ocean, he realizes that there maybe more added to his already full plate.

 Madame Sharra leaves him with a dragon scale, possibly belonging to a sea dragon. While on this wild adventure under the sea, they now have to accomplish two things---one, finding the sea dragon and two, finding the amazon Tree of Water in the hopes that they will save thousands of lives.

 The Tree of Water, is a fantasy book filled with crushing defeat yet intense optimism. The group must really rely on their own inner strength to battle the unknown.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge from the publisher for my honest review.

Why Do We Call it Christmas? DVD Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Why Do We Call it Christmas? DVD Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Why Do We Call it Christmas?
Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday? More than you'd think! 
Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas? See what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness thought about this great Christmas DVD.
Would you like to win the Why Do We Call it Christmas DVD? This giveaway begins on 11/20 and ends on 12/2 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts@peaofsweetness.com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Pea of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) or service(s) in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.