“My Favorite Things” Giveaway Winner

My Favorite Things Giveaway

Thank you for joining all the fun in the “My Favorite Things” giveaway event!  I’m excited to announce that the winner is:

Jeri: Jrkfrd@

Jeri, email me and I’ll get all those fabulous prizes coming your way!

A special thanks to all our favorite things sponsors:  

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I’m Giving Away $200 Worth of My Favorite Things!

Actually, I’m keeping all of my favorite things.  Sorry.  They are my very favorite items and I use them constantly.  However, I am going to give one of you a package full of duplicates of many of my favorite things so that you can enjoy them too!  How fun is this?!

Now, the trick is that all of these favorites have to fit inside a stocking.  This is why I’m not giving away my husband or children.  (Not even their monthly grocery bill would fit inside a stocking.)  Plus, I really want to keep them around.

I also decided not to include butter in this give away.  Butter fits inside a stocking, but sending it in the mail?  Well, I decided to skip it.  I do think it is fitting to ask that every time you use butter, you think of me with a smile.

So, no butter, no family members, and you also can’t have my personal Bible or my recliner.  (Again, stocking size restrictions, obviously.)  But enough about what this giveaway does not include.  What are these amazing items I’m choosing to giving away???

My Favorite Things Giveaway

The winner of this giveaway will receive:

BeeSilk Family Size Hard Lotion Bar ($12.95)

I haven’t stopped raving about these since I started using them several years ago.  They are completely non-toxic and healthy for the skin, and they have saved my hands!!!  I love this stuff and don’t go a day without it.

beesilk hard lotion bars in hand

1/4 pound Vanilla Beans through Olive Nation ($19.95)

Making Homemade Vanilla Extract has been one of the most fun and delicious adventures in my kitchen since we switched to real food.  Everyone needs to make this.

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Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip ($13.00)

I wear Flexi-Clips almost daily.  They are crazy easy to use and so very pretty.  They don’t pull or break my hair like cheap ponytail holders.  I absolutely love Flexi-Clips.  The winner of this giveaway will win an extra-small Snowflake Flexi – perfect for young Frozen fans and their moms.  :)

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Polder’s Old World Market Spurtle
($39.00)

Ever heard of a Spurtle?  It’s like a spatula, spoon, and paddle all in one.  Not only is it a super handy kitchen gadget, it is beautiful and the best quality utensil I have in my kitchen.  It is hand made – pure walnut.  The winner of this giveaway will receive an Original Spurtle Spatula.  These are fantastic!

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Half-Tee Tank from Deborah and Co. ($17.99)

While this isn’t a winter item, you will be very glad you have this Deborah and Co. Half Tee Tank come spring and summer.  I love mine so much I’m going to need to order more next summer.  They are wonderful for comfortably adding a modest layer under tanks and dresses – definitely one of my very favorite things.  (I just learned that this week only in the U.S., Half Tees are shipping for free!)

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Hand-Made Slippers from The Purple Lamb ($80)

Seem like an expensive pair of slippers?  Well, you get what you pay for.  Regular $20 slippers from the store don’t last long since I tend to wear slippers all day long several months out of the year.  I’ve had my Purple Lamb slippers for over two years and they still look and feel like they did the day they arrived.  I cannot say enough about these amazing, custom, hand-made slippers.  They are so well made, so perfect for my foot, so warm and comfortable – they are amazing.  The inside of the slippers feature New Zealand Shearling – seriously the softest most luxurious thing ever.  They include suede soles and are made from 100% wool.  You will love these.  (Available in up to an 11 inch foot.)

Oh, For Real! Cookbook ($25.95)

You know my cookbook is one of my favorite things.  ;)  I use this so much that my copy has splashes and stains on it by now.  It is a cookbook full of our family’s favorite recipes, as well as all my best tips for keeping life simple (and healthy) in the kitchen.  I want you to have my cookbook!

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Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this fun giveaway of many of my favorite things.  I will draw a random winner on Thursday, December 18.  Be watching for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen!

If that isn’t exciting enough, wait until you hear this:

12 other bloggers stuffed stockings with their favorite things too!  Not only can you enter for a chance to win the package I put together for you – you can enter 12 more wonderful giveaways while you’re at it!

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  • Check out the Stocking Giveaway Collage featuring 12 other beautiful bloggers and their Favorite Things stockings.
  • Enter to win my Christmas Stocking Giveaway at the giveaway below (just leave a comment!).
  • HOP to all the other sites and enter to win their stockings!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of these incredible bloggers. I love this hand-picked group of blogs. They all love the Lord and their sites and content reflect that. If you like Heavenly Homemakers, you’ll surely like these blogs too!

1. Thriving Home 2. Happy Home Fairy 3. The Nourishing Home 4. Heavenly Homemakers

5. Meaningful Mama 6. Slugs and Bugs 7. Seeds Family Worship 8. Jennifer Ebehack

9. The Generous Wife 10. The Modest Mom Blog 11. My Humble Kitchen 12. Kara Chupp

13. Motherhood on a Dime

If you’re new to Heavenly Homemakers, I’d love for you to sign up for our free newsletter.  The fun never ends around here!

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Win “The Healer” From Perfectly Posh

You know I always encourage the importance of being careful about what we put on our skin.  I love that Perfectly Posh agrees with me.  From their website:

Perfectly Posh products are naturally based and made right here in the USA.  You can rest easy knowing that there are no harmful ingredients (no SLS, no parabens, no paraffin, no petroleum byproducts, no gluten, no soy fillers, and no lanolin) in our products…you will find only pure, fresh, and clean ingredients.

Putting natural products on your skin is so important.  Did you know that whatever you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream within 30 seconds, and is found in your cells within 20 minutes?  What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your mouth.

Yes!  We need to be  so careful about what we eat and about what we put on our skin.

So, what to do when we get a burn or a cut, have a scar or stretch marks?  Laura A., consultant of Perfectly Posh, recently sent me one of their products called, ”The Healer.”  I grabbed it three nights ago right before sitting down to watch a movie with my family and rubbed it on a small cut I had on my finger.  I kid you not – that cut was gone by the time the movie ended.  Wow.  What is this stuff?

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Well obviously, I had read the ingredients before putting it on my skin.  But after it healed my finger so quickly, I was eager to read more carefully.  It’s ingredients are:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Cera Alba (Beeswax)
Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil
Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil
Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil
Tocopherol
Tocopheryl Acetate.

 

Hold on a second.  Toco-what?  I had to look those up.  Ohhh…naturally occurring Vitamin E.  So shea butter, beeswax, essential oils, and vitamin E.  This naturally creates a fast working, healthy for the skin – healer.

 

The next item on my agenda is to rub some on my 17 year old’s nasty scar from his run-in last summer with a branch in the lake at camp.  (We have pictures.  I’ll spare you.)  With how quickly it worked to heal my cut, I am eager to see how The Healer might help take away his scar.

 

How would you like to give The Healer a try?  Laura A. is giving away 4 of them!  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one.  I’ll draw four random winners on Tuesday, December 9.  Be watching for a post stating the winners as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.
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Win a $50 Gift Certificate from Deborah and Co.

Modest outfits that are cute too?  Is it even possible?  Of course it is.

Deborah and Co. is an online shop that is always on the look-out for women’s clothing that is practical, trendy, and modest too.  (If you have a young girl in your household, you’ll want to check out their Little Deborah line as well.)

Through the years, I’ve been blessed to review several Deborah and Co. clothing items.  I have loved them all!  Their clothing is all super quality, comfortable, and fit like they are supposed to fit.  Here’s the outfit I was recently sent to try out:

deborah and co outfit

I grabbed the picture off their website as it is now toooooo cold for me to wear such cute apparel such as this.  :)  At least I got to try them on before the snow started to fall.  The skirt and top fit great, and will be so much fun to wear come spring!  Cute, comfy, practical – gotta love it. :)

Check out the Perfect Pockets Skirt, Grey Striped Knit Top and everything Deborah and Co. have to offer – even maternity.  They are a fantastic company to work with!

The very exciting news is that one of you here can win a $50 gift certificate to spend however you like at Deborah and Co!  Leave a comment here for a chance to win.  I’ll draw one random winner on Tuesday, November 25.  Be sure to watch for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen. :)

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Our IronEase Pro Giveaway Winners

www.demachinor.comThe winners of our IronEase Pro Giveaway are:

U.S. – Tracey: girlstogrow@

Canada – Jonnie: dftrew@

Congrats!  Winners, please email me with your full name and address, and I’ll forward your information on for your prize.  Enjoy!

Everyone be sure to check out IronEase Pro on their site, and also at Amazon.  It’s an amazing ironing board!

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Is Laura Really Talking About Ironing?? Yep! It’s an Iron Ease Pro Giveaway! (U.S. and Canada)

If you know me, and I’m afraid you do, you know that ironing is not on my top ten favorite activities list.  Bottom ten is more like it.  Ugh…ironing.

So why am I choosing to talk about this dreaded subject?  Perhaps it’s because my ironing pile is getting bigger and somebody needs to catch up on that around here.  (Boys, are you listening?)

Speaking of boys:  Because we have a household full of them, ironing has not been super necessary most of the time.  T-shirts and jeans, athletic gear and soccer uniforms - none of those items need ironing even if one of the boys crams his clothes into his drawers without folding them first but let’s not even talk about that.  Now that our boys are getting older and caring more about how they look and smell?  Well, ironing is going to have to move higher up on our chore list.

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Here are all the boys at a wedding a couple months ago – all unwrinkled and buttoned up.

So let’s make ironing as easy as possible, shall we?  I just received a wonderful free IronEase Pro to try out.  Who knew an ironing board could be so nice?  Who knew I could actually iron the sleeves of shirts without putting more creases in during the process?  Who knew the iron could glide over the clothes so nicely?

Well, it just might be that I don’t hate ironing as much as I used to.  I’ll still encourage t-shirts and jeans, but when the boys need to look a little nicer, I won’t dread ironing their shirts as much as I used to.  Trust me when I say that they will also be using the IronEase Pro to keep themselves handsome, oh yes they will.  (Boys, are you listening?)

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A word from de Machinor:

We’ve experienced countless improvements in common household products since the Millennium, yet the common ironing board has remained unchanged since it was first conceived over 140 years ago. Innovative product design powerhouse, de Machinor, has addressed the design flaws inherent of traditional ironing boards in their debut IronEase Pro– resulting in a markedly more effective product that saves time and makes ironing feel like less of a chore.

The IronEase Pro has 8 unique time-saving design features that separate it from all other boards on the market, including the patented ShoulderWing Design that eliminates the common frustrations of ironing a collared shirt. These features have earned the IronEase Pro consistent five star ratings from happy customers on Amazon.com.
de Machinor’s ironing board is not only superior in design, but in quality as well. The IronEase Pro is constructed from rust-resistant steel instead of the synthetic plastic used by most ironing board manufacturers today, resulting in an ironing board that lasts several times as long as its competitors.

This ironing board is not your average el cheapo ironing board.  It is made with quality materials with a board that does not wear out, because it is made with metal, not plastic.  The Shoulder Wing system saves much time when ironing dress shirts.  I really am impressed with all this ironing board offers.  Indeed, I’m gushing about an ironing board.  Who knew I would ever do that?  In addition to finding this item at the deMachinor website, you can also find the IronEase Pro at Amazon.

 

Want to win one of these IronEase Pro ironing boards?!  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.  For an additional chance, you can follow de Machinor on Twitter, then leave an additional comment here telling us you did.

 

Are you from Canada?  You’ll be excited to know that the IronEase Pro is available there too!  Not only that, de Machinor is giving away an additional IronEase Pro to one of you from Canada!!!  Please specify in your comment if you are Canadian so that I can grab those entries for a separate random drawing.  Thanks!

 

I’ll draw two random winners (one U.S. and one Canada) on Tuesday, October 21.  Be watching for a post stating the winners as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen!
 
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Gratituesday: Summer to Winter Clothes (Plus our Lilla Rose Winner)

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It used to be one of my most dreaded projects.  We have several tubs of clothes up in our attic.  Every fall and every spring we lug them down, finding what fits which boy each year.  While I’ve been ridiculously thankful for the amount of clothes we’ve had for our boys – most of them hand me downs – the chore of switching out clothes for the season was always long and exhausting.

This year though?  I am reminded how nice it is to have children old enough to be such a huge help.   We had the entire job done – from lugging down containers, to switching out clothes, to lugging them all back up – in one hour.  One hour.  Hallelujah!

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This job used to take me two entire days.  That was back when the kids “helped” by resorting my piles thirty times, throwing shirts at each other, trying on clothes that were way too big or too small…you know the drill.  I loved that everyone just got right to it, got it done, and moved on with the day.

Best news of all:  I did not have to be the one to go into the attic.  I’m not a fan of the attic.  It has a little something to do with a bird attack I experienced a few years back.  I now put on my pitiful face and beg one of my boys to do the dirty work.  Love these boys!

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This pile of clothes is heading to our bi-annual clothing exchange this weekend.

I’m so thankful God continues to provide plenty of clothing for my family – especially as their legs keep getting LONGER.  Wow.  I’m thrilled to have this task behind us for the year, and as much as I love summer, I will admit that it’s fun to pull out warm sweaters for this fall season!

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While I’ve got you, I wanted to announce our Lilla Rose Giveaway Winner:  Jill: ferryfam5@ – email me and I’ll put you in touch with Paula at Lilla Rose!

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Don’t forget:  Special offer for Heavenly Homemakers readers only!  Get a FREE SURPRISE FLEXI when you place a $40 order between now and Oct.18!!!*

*Place an order of $40 or more (excluding tax and shipping) through Paula’s website, then message her to redeem your free surprise flexi! Offer valid for U.S. customers only and expires Oct. 18, 2014. This is for both new and returning customers, but if you already have another Lilla Rose consultant, please stay with her; I’m sure she’ll appreciate it! Thank you!

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Please leave a comment to share what you’re grateful for this Gratituesday!!!

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Easy, Beautiful Hair ~ Win a Gorgeous Flexi Set from Lilla Rose

My favorite color is pink.  But my favorite color for clothing and accessories?  Blue, hands down.

My favorite accessory is a no brainer.  You know I love Lilla Rose Flexi-Clips and wear them alllll the time.  So when Paula from Lilla Rose showed me her latest offer for us here at Heavenly Homemakers, I declared it to be perfect.

Why?  Because it’s my favorite accessories…and they are BLUE!  Look how gorgeous these are!!!

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Why do I love Lilla Rose Flexi-Clips?  They are incredibly easy to use – it takes me less than a minute to pull my hair back into a clip.  They are pretty – a huge perk for something so practical.  They are better for your hair – no pulling or hair breaking.  They save money – I’ve worn the same clip almost every day for years.  No more having to purchase hair bands that stretch out after just a couple uses!

What has your experience been with Flexi-Clips?  Love em like I do??

If you haven’t tried these yet, here’s your chance!  Paula from Lilla Rose is giving one of you the lovely set featured above with both the Flexi-Clip and matching Headband!  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.

For additional entries, like Paula’s page on Facebook, follow Paula on Pinterest (awesome video hairstyling tutorials!), and/or sign up for her personal monthly newsletter.  Leave a separate comment here for each entry.

I’ll chose one random winners on Monday, October 13.  Be watching for a post stating the winners as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen!

Now, would you like to hear about the great deal Paula is offering this month?

Special offer for Heavenly Homemakers readers only!  Get a FREE SURPRISE FLEXI when you place a $40 order between now and Oct.18!!!*

*Place an order of $40 or more (excluding tax and shipping) through Paula’s website, then message her to redeem your free surprise flexi! Offer valid for U.S. customers only and expires Oct. 18, 2014. This is for both new and returning customers, but if you already have another Lilla Rose consultant, please stay with her; I’m sure she’ll appreciate it! Thank you!

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