WIN a GALLON of Virgin Coconut Oil from Nurse Mommy and Tropical Traditions!

I love Coconut Oil! I use it for so many things! I'm so excited to be apart of promoting this great giveaway! Thank you Katrina and The Nurse Mommy! Good luck readers!

----D.G. Says---


The Nurse Mommy wants to thank Ramblings of Mama, Domestic Goddess Says , and Found Frolicking in helping promote this awesome giveaway! 


All of on the blog love coconut oil, you can use it for so many purposes from cooking to healing minor ailments. Click HERE to check out Michelle's review that she did this past summer  on Tropical Traditions including a really awesome recipe. Paige also did a review a few years ago click HERE to check it out.  

Tropical Traditions is giving one very lucky winner a 1 gallon of virgin coconut oil. Please follow the giveaway tools below to enter to win. 


One entry per household
Prize value is $120.00
Chances of winning depend on entries received.
Open to US residents 18 years and older
All entries will be verified
Winner has 48 hours to reply to this notification email or another winner will be selected

Disclosure: I have not been compensated for this post. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The Nurse Mommy and Domestic Goddess Says are not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. If you have any questions, please contact me at Katrina.gehman {at} gmail COM

Win a beautiful wooden KeeKaroo highchair from Ramblings of Mama!

Welcome to the Keekaroo Right Height High Chair Giveaway 

Hosted by: Ramblings of Mama


We are so super excited to be sharing this fantastic giveaway with our readers and have teamed up with some AMAZING bloggers to bring this giveaway to as many readers that are interested in it!
Style, Function & Affordability.

The wooden Height Right High Chair from Keekaroo offers the safe and comfortable seat your child needs during mealtime. The adjustable wood high chair is ideal for children from 6 months to adults up 250 lbs. When used with the wooden tray, this system is JPMA certified to the highest ASTM standards for children up to 3 years old. The Height Right High Chair also aids with proper seating posture.


Highlights of the Keekaroo Infant Insert are: Water Resistant, Protective Layer, Soft to the Touch, Crack and Puncture resistant, Easy to clean, Promotes good posture, 






See, Nugget is just as excited about fun mails as I am!

I was so excited to receive this chair for review. We had been using one of those "plastic" multiple function high chairs, but the booster chair never was able to go up to the table for her to JOIN us. Instead, only allowing her to eat with her tray, setting her back away from the table.


So, what did I think about the Keekaroo Right Height High Chair with the infant insert?

I love it. My husband loves it. My daughter loves it.

Check out my FULL review of the Keekaroo Right Height High Chair with Infant Insert with tray.

Need one now? Be sure to buy one at many major retailers, or my personal favorite, AMAZON!

Are you still there??? HOPE SO! Now you're getting an AH- MAZING Giveaway!


Please enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. 
Open to US residents 18 years and older
Void where prohibited.
One email entry per household / IP address 
Winner is selected via random.org
ALL WINNING ENTRIES ARE VERIFIED
Winner has 48 hours to reply to this notification email or another winner will be selected.


Disclosure: Ramblings of Mama received the above item in consideration of review. No additional compensation was received for this posting. Ramblings of Mama will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. Links above may contain affiliate links. Ramblings of Mama and Domestic Goddess Says is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets and released of any liability as such. Links enclosed contain affiliate links. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle RamblingsOfMama{at} gmail {dot} com

GIVEAWAY! Move aside Traditional Gingerbread HOUSE! Salba Smart® Chia-Gingerbread... Tardis?!

I love Salba Smart® Chia Seeds. You can check out some of their AWESOME health benefits on my previous blog HERE.

I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This month's assignment was to make cookies incorporating chia! Being the overachiever I am, I decided to make one GIANT cookie! Gingerbread. MMM! 'Tis the season, after all!

Four words on the assignment from Salba Smart®, (as a new ambassador- THANKS GUYS!:)) stood out to me, "adapt-so-it-fits". WELL, my nerd is calling out to me this month.

I give you, Dr. Who's Chia Gingerbread TARDIS!
Dr. Who, 11th doctor minus his Fez (I think the kid ate it) and minus an arm (and the kid DIDN'T eat THAT- he had a rather unfortunate meeting with the floor.)




Adding chia seeds to a cookie recipe is SUPER simple. Make a chia gel: 1 part WHOLE seeds to 3 parts water. Let it sit until gel forms: about 5 minutes. This can be added to virtually any recipe! 

Want the HOW-TO? Here it is!

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The Plans! (Template)




This took a lot of trimming to get it right, but it's a GREAT starting point!

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Recipe,  Adapted from: 

Eileens Spicy Gingerbread Men


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 T SalbaSmart® Chia Gel 
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk and chia gel. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour. (I had them in overnight)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using the Tardis Template. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. DO NOT BUILD UNTIL THESE ARE COOL AND FIRM!
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Icing  (the glue):


For the icing/glue, I use Alton Brown's Royal Icing. <-- completely recommended! It was like super glue!!! The roof would have been a lot harder without it!

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For other great chia recipes, check out Salba's recipe section HERE!
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NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

E-mail a photo of something you bake with CHIA seeds and Salba Smart will send you a special prize package! domesticgoddesssays@live.com


Happy Holidays!


----D.G. Says

Win Your Very Own SodaStream®!

Thank you to Katrina, over at The Nurse Mommy, for asking me to be apart of this giveaway! I can say I personally own a SodaStream®, and it's awesome for company! You can also just add fruit and have sparkling fruit enhanced water!

 ---- D. G.  Says ---





"The most asked question I get when friends come over and ask about it is… “does it taste the same?” My answer is for most of the flavors yes. Just like if you go to the store and buy the generic brand of pop, it tastes so close some people can’t tell the difference. Now with that said, there are some flavors that I can tell the difference but that’s ok. I don’t see anything wrong with that. The next question I get is… “are there lots of flavors?” Yes there are. We received a variety to try out. From Cola Free, to Ginger Ale, to Koolaid Fruit Punch flavors.  There are also water enhancer flavors as well.

If you don’t see what you want in the store, there are so many more options online. 

The 3rd most asked question I get is.. “is it worth it?” That answer is two-fold. To me it really depends on how much pop you and your family drinks. If it’s only once in a while, then probably not. If you all drink pop and different flavors and a lot of it then probably it is. It saves a ton of space and you get to keep all your flavors on hand to drink whenever you want. If you go and buy a 2 liter bottle at the store and open it, you only have a few days and you have to drink it all. With SodaStream, you can make a small bottle or a 1 liter at a time."

                                                    - Katrina, Nurse Mommy

Click HERE for the link to the Review 

Entry-Form

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this posting. I will only recommend products or services that I feel are of benefit to my readers. The Nurse Mommy & Domestic Goddess Says is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets and released of any liability as such. If you have any questions regarding this giveaway or would like your product featured here on Domestic Goddess Says, please contact me at domesticgoddesssays {live} dot [com]. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Win an Action Baby Carrier from my friend @ Ramblings of Mama!!

 Welcome to the Action Baby Carriers Giveaway!

Hosted by Ramblings of Mama and The Nurse Mommy


We're so excited to be sharing this great giveaway Sponsored by Action Baby Carriers!
Thanks to our co-hosts: Jenns Blah Blah Blog, Everything Mommyhood,and Domestic Goddess Says

http://www.ramblingsofmama.com/2013/12/action-baby-carriers-soft-structured-carrier-babywearing-toddler-carrier.html

About Action Baby Carriers:
Action Baby Carriers has been around for quite a few years, but just had a recent change in ownership.Andrea and Curtis recently purchased Action Baby Carriers in September 2013. We are a family run operation located in Detroit, Michigan. We are passionate about babywearing and find it one of our most useful parenting tools.  Our baby is worn every single day.  We are dedicated to producing a high quality, comfortable, and useful carrier for you and your family. We make our carriers in our workshop, which is a very large room that we use for cutting, assembling, and sewing and a smaller room which we use for packing and storage. 
It's an exciting time with Action Baby Carriers. Now they've had a change in ownership, they've come out with some ADORABLE new prints, and actually have REAL solid carriers~ brown, black and my personal favorite neutral, grey. Check them out!!!

I love my Toddler carrier! Check out Michelle from Ramblings of Mama's full review of Action Baby Carrier Toddler Soft Structured Carrier.


Now for the fun stuff!!!

Action Baby has two AWESOME things for our readers!

First (Just in Time for the HOLIDAY!): They're offering 10% regular price carriers on their site!
Use Coupon Code: tnmxags6fabc8 code expires 12-31-13
Details and exclusions: The coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons. The coupon should be applied before calculating cart tax. Per-cart coupons will only work if there are no sale items in the cart.

Most definitely you should use this code NOW so that you can get your carrier in time for the holidays!!! Gift for you, for your family, or even for your bestie that's expecting!

Secondly (and SO MUCH FUN!): Action Baby Carriers has offered one of our readers a carrier of their choice, retail value minimum $98.

Please enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. 
Open to US residents 18 years and older
Void where prohibited.
One email entry per household / IP address 
Winner is selected via random.org and has 48 hours to reply to this notification email or another winner will be selected.
ALL WINNING ENTRIES ARE VERIFIED
Disclosure: No compensation was received for this posting. I will only recommend products or services that I feel are of benefit to my readers. Ramblings of Mama & Domestic Goddess Says is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets and released of any liability as such. If you have any questions regarding this giveaway or would like your product featured here on Domestic Goddess Says, please contact me at domesticgoddesssays {live} dot [com]. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

India Tree® - Night In Baking With My Friends!

Where inappropriate jokes are shared and the calories don't matter...


When friends get together and bake, something magical happens. Smiles are had, good food is eaten, and new inside jokes and memories are created. 
It doesn't happen often enough with our busy lives, and I can't wait for this to become something we all do regularly. Alternating houses of course! (Sorry about your poor carpet and counters Loni!) 

Getting my collection of goods from India Tree® set off this budding tradition. I was so lucky to have been chosen to review some of their amazing products. I knew I wasn't going to be able to keep it to myself, so I recruited my friends. Everyone was impressed with the products, and keep coming up with more ideas of what to use them for!  

India Tree® Mulling Spices! Check them out!


Araya did an amazing job with creating bathtub paints from India Tree's Nature's Colors Decorating Set. These turned out so awesome, I created a blog just for them. If you missed it, you can check out the details here! I highly recommend these colors if you have sensitivity to artificial dyes and colors as these are made from nature. Beets, for example, are what gives the red it's beautiful color!

http://domesticgoddesssays.blogspot.com/2013/11/india-tree-all-natural-homemade-bathtub.html

The Dark and Light Muscovado Sugars had me SUPER intrigued. And I'm ashamed to admit I could have taken a spoon to either of these sugars!

The India Tree® website describes the Dark Muscovado Sugar as "a fine, moist texture, a high molasses content and a strong, lingering flavor that goes well with other rich flavors such as gingerbread, coffee, chocolate cakes and fudge. Use INDIA TREE Dark Muscovado Sugar in recipes calling for dark brown sugar"
They aren't kidding when they say this sugar has a STRONG molasses flavor. It was very surprising and the quality of this sugar is apparent upon first taste. While other brown sugars are incredibly sweet, this sugar is full of FLAVOR.

The Light Muscovado Sugar is also incredibly flavorful, but not quite as strong! The website says, it "is a fine, subtle and versatile molasses sugar. With its rich aroma and delicate flavor, it is a superior substitute in any recipe calling for light brown sugar" Store bought light brown sugar has NOTHING on this sugar! SUPERIOR is quite the perfect word for this product.


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Sweet Potato Cheesecake made with India Tree® Dark Muscovado Sugar

Recipe for Cheesecake HERE!



I'm convinced using the torch was my favorite part of making this cheesecake and will invest in one! (This one was a friend's!)


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Kahlua Cake Pops made with India Tree® decorating kit. Beautiful colors work perfectly for your project without the artificial stuff!

Recipe for Kahlua Cake Balls HERE!
How to: 

1.) Make Cake Balls and freeze
2.) Pipe melted chocolate onto parchment paper into the shape of a "hand" for turkey feathers.
3.) Dip frozen cake balls in chocolate
4.) Add candy googly eyes, make your own eyes, use candy pearls and dot with more chocolate.
5.) Pipe colors onto feather and beak.
6.) Let harden, remove, Eat!  


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Pumpkin Cake cookies made with India Tree® Light Muscovado Sugar!

Get the recipe HERE!


For a prettier cookie, Pipe on frosting. We were in a hurry! :)

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Thanks for reading!

Set up a time to bake with your friends! 

You won't regret it!


---------D.G. Says---------

Special thanks to my wonderful friends who stayed up super late with me to do this bake off! Left to Right: Sandi, Loni, (Me), & Araya. <3



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