Plexus Giveaway Winners

The winners of the Plexus giveaway are:
1) Karen Dee: jdeesharpug@
2) LaCosta: jeremyandcosta@

Email me and I’ll forward your email on to Stefanie for your prize!

Why Did I Choose To Share a Review About Plexus?

I’ve heard from several that you were surprised that I would promote a weight loss product here at Heavenly Homemakers.  Fair enough!  It does seem out of the norm for me.

I have to say that I really appreciate those of you who are questioning, “Wait! Is this really a safe product?”  I much prefer this over people just taking my word for it and not looking into it for themselves.  Please never read what I write and jump right in without doing your research.  (Also, while I’ve got you - never listen to a sermon and jump in with what the preacher is saying without checking what the Bible says first.)

To those who are questioning if my promoting Plexus goes against what Heavenly Homemakers is all about:

I always encourage you to eat well, drink water, exercise – all the wonderful things we need to do to be healthy.  That’s why I put those at the top of the review post.  Those are FIRST.  Always.  If you aren’t doing those things, don’t ever think you can just take a supplement or product and you’ll suddenly start feeling better or achieve a healthy weight.  There is no fast and easy ticket to good health.  You have to be intentional about taking care of yourself, period.

I don’t talk about it much here on the blog, but my family and I take quite a few nutritional supplements to help each of us with specific weaknesses and ailments.  We have all benefited greatly from eating whole foods the majority of the time, and I believe that is key to helping our bodies respond to healing and finding overall good health.  But Malachi’s eczema did not fully go away until we had help from holistic doctors who gave him supplements to assist his body in healing.  My asthma and migraines need more than just whole foods.  I am taking supplements for overall body healing, to detox my system from heavy metals, and to help my body learn to digest properly.  Asa’s allergies are finally more manageable, thanks in part to supplements.  Each member of our family is taking vitamins and being boosted by specific remedies to aid our overall health.

So about Plexus:

I researched it as a supplement.  I’m trying it out as a supplement.  I’ve noticed a difference in my emotional stability and energy after taking it for one full week.  A good friend of mine has experienced similar results, and since she has some pounds to lose, she has also experienced weight loss.  She’s also watching what she eats, exercising, drinking water – well, she’s working at overall good health.  I’m proud of her.

I promoted Plexus to you because I’m working with an advertiser here on my blog who asked me to give it a try.  I’m not a sales rep.  I don’t get a kick-back if you purchase.  I simply wrote a review on my experience with this product, just like I do many other products that are sent to me for this purpose.  Do the research and find what is right for you, just like you do about anything you come across.

I’m thankful I’ve had the chance to try Plexus, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Stefanie to inform you about it.  She has been fabulous to answer all my questions, so do feel free to share any you might have with her as well! (sbosket5 at


How To Achieve a Healthy Weight Safely (Plus a Giveaway from Plexus)

You can be skinny and unhealthy.  You can be overweight and starving.  You can look “just right” and not feel great.  How and why is any of this possible?

Simple.  Our bodies need nourishment.  If we aren’t filling ourselves with nutritious foods, we will not be healthy – no matter what we look like.  Many an overweight person is starving for nourishment.  Filling up on nutrient void “food” keeps our bodies asking for more.  When properly nourished, our bodies will be satisfied.

Every body is different in how it responds to lack of nutrition.  Some become overweight.  Some become underweight.  Some become sick.  Some become sluggish.  Some develop a variety of health problems over time.

The solution?  Well, again, every body is different.  I’m not an expert.  But, I think it’s important to remember that “being skinny” is not the goal any of us should be going for.  Achieving a healthy weight for you?  Feeling great, having energy, and becoming altogether healthy - well that’s what we should be going for, right?

Whether we’re talking about weight or not, here are my five favorite healthy tips (hmm, I bet you’ve heard me say these before…):

1.  Eat a balance of nutrient rich foods. 

Focus on foods that nourish and satisfy.

2.  Cut out the sugar and nutrient-void foods. 

Save the desserts and chips for occasional treats.

3.  Exercise. 

Oh how our bodies need this, in whatever form you choose.

4.  Drink water.

Most people don’t drink nearly enough.  I can’t stress enough the importance of drinking water.  Are you drinking enough?

5.  Get plenty of sleep. 

This one can be tricky, especially if you have babies and little children.  Do the best you can, and really make sleep a priority!

What if you need extra help to achieve great health and an ideal body weight?

I’ve recently been introduced to Plexus Slim.  Ever heard of it?  I was excited to begin working with Stefanie, an ambassador with Plexus.  I’d never heard of Plexus before, and at the beginning of our working together, I was hesitant.  Why?  Because I am at a healthy weight right now.  Plus, I’m cautious about what I put in my body.  Was this going to be one of those products promising to work miracles on everyone?  Before diving in, I did some research, and I asked Stefanie more questions.

Stefanie has been absolutely wonderful to answer all of my questions, giving me testimonies and specifics as to why these products are not only right and safe for those who want/need to lose weight, but for others like me who want to maintain a healthy weight.  And how about for those who need to balance blood sugar, have fewer sugar cravings, have more energy, desire to sleep better, want to kick eczema…  YES!  She even gives Plexus to her young son to help cure his eczema.

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Feeling great now about giving Plexus Slim a try, I began taking it each morning.  What do I think of it?  First things first - this is a treat to wake up to.  It tastes YUM.  But how have I felt after several days in a row taking this product?  It’s really great.  The best word I can come up with to describe how I feel is: Balanced.  I feel steady.  I feel calm.  And this is all after traveling most of the month of July, and then starting intense school days with my kids two days later.

Here’s something else cool!  Just days after I started taking this, my friend Lisa posted about Plexus on Facebook.  She’s taking it as a weight loss tool, and of course, to help her achieve overall good health.  Without sharing with her how I’d been feeling while taking the product, I asked her how it had been going.  Her answer?  “I feel…calm.  Steady.  And, I’m losing weight.”  Well then.  It seems that she and I are enjoying similar benefits, except that she is also losing some pounds she was hoping to shed.  Bonus!

Just today, here’s what Lisa wrote as her Facebook status about Plexus:

10 pounds and -18 total inches. I’ve read it takes two weeks to notice a difference in yourself and four weeks for others to start noticing. I’m just past two full weeks and whether anyone else notices or not, I do. That feels pretty darn amazing.

I’m super excited for Lisa, and I give Plexus two thumbs up.  As a tool to help you find your healthy weight, and simply to help you achieve overall good health, I encourage you to look into this.  Do your research to see if this will be a good fit for you.  (Some commenters have found that not all of the ingredients have settled well with their systems.  As I stated before, I don’t believe anything is a magic bullet, cure-all.  But I do think this is a good supplement to try out to see if it works for you.)

Want to give it a try for free?  Stefanie is giving away two 7-day trials of Plexus Slim plus the Accelerator pill for two different winners.  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.  I’ll draw two random winners on Monday, August 11.  Be watching for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.

Have questions about Plexus?  Check out Stefanie’s website, or feel free to email her about your needs! (sbosket5 @

Deborah and Co. Discount and Gift Certificate Giveaway

You know how I wear tank tops under my dresses and spaghetti-strap shirts so that I can be more covered?  Many of you asked where I get tank tops like that.  Wait till you see this!

Deborah and Co. is a wonderful company specializing in modest clothing.  They sent me a half-tee tank to try out.  Love, love, love!

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What’s great about this tank is that it isn’t a full shirt, so it won’t bunch up around your tummy.  It simply serves to provide an extra layer to keep your neck line modest.  This half-tee tank is super comfy.  It comes in black, white, and cream.  I think I need three of every color.  I super love this half-tee tank!  :)  Go take a look at how great these are!

In addition to the half-tee tank, I also got to try out their very popular Rainbow Denim Skirt.  Know what I love best about this skirt?  I’ll be able to wear it year round.  How cute will that be in the winter with boots?

Aaaaaand….they sent me a Floral Scoop Top with Petal Sleeves.  It’s pretty, comfortable, and dressy-yet-casual.  I borrowed the picture off their website so you could see how cute it is on their model.

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I very highly recommend Deborah and Co.  Their clothing is modest, cute, comfortable, and very high quality.  I love everything about what they offer!  Beyond clothing, they have a Little Deborah section on their site you’ll want to check out.  Awesome paper dolls, CDs, DVDs, and embroidery kits.

Today, Deborah and Co. is offering you both a discount and a giveaway!  Through the end of July, get 10% off your entire order when you use the code HH10OFF.   Plus, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to spend in their shop.

For additional entries, sign up to receive sale information here.  And/or, like Deborah and Co. on Facebook.  Leave an additional comment here for doing each of those tasks.

I will draw a random winner on Friday, July 25.  Be watching for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.

NuNaturals Stevia Package Giveaway Winners Plus Discount

The winners of the NuNaturals Stevia Package Giveaway are: 

1) Tammy: Trainertam@
2) Carolyn: JesusLamb4all@
3) Kendra Fregia: 89.kendra.c.fregia.10@
4) Michelle L.: mimiladybug35@

Want a discount at the NuNaturals website?  Use the code BLG1214 to receive a 15% discount on your entire order.  This discount remains effective until December 31, 2014.  You’ll also receive free shipping in the continental U.S. on orders over $35 (after discount).

NuNaturals Stevia Package Giveaway – Open Worldwide!

Rarely am I able to offer giveaways to readers outside the U.S.  I’m super excited that NuNaturals is making it possible that any of you can win one of these packages!

We’ve had some nice chats around here recently about stevia.  I’ve concluded that my family will continue to enjoy stevia as a healthy sweetener option from time to time.

NuStevia Cocoa Syrup

If you’ve tried stevia and found it to be bitter, it could be one of two things:  You could be using too much, or you might not have found a brand that tastes good.  NuNaturals is the first brand of stevia I found that tasted good to me.  But even with NuNaturals, a little goes a long way.  That’s the beauty though.  A bottle of stevia lasts a long time, because we need just a few drops to sweeten an entire blender full of smoothie, milkshake, or other treat.

I’m excited that NuNaturals has put together a pretty sweet (ha, get it?) prize package for this giveaway.

NuStevia 50 Packets Top Angle

Four different winners will each receive:

  • 1 bottle of Vanilla Stevia Liquid
  • 1 bottle of Lemon Flavor Stevia Liquid
  • A 50 packet box of our NuStevia White Stevia Powder Packets
  • 1 bottle their new cocoa syrup

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.  For an additional entry, like NuNaturals on Facebook, then leave an additional comment here.  I’ll draw four random winners on Wednesday, July 9.  Be watching for a post stating the winners as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.

Want a discount at the NuNaturals website?  Use the code BLG1214 to receive a 15% discount on your entire order.  This discount remains effective until December 31, 2014.  You’ll also receive free shipping in the continental U.S. on orders over $35 (after discount).



Buy 3 Get 1 Free From Lilla Rose, Plus Giveaway Winner

lilla rose juneThe winner of our Lilla Rose set (one Freestyle headband and one extra small Freestyle Tiara flexi clip) is:

kim t. - berly@

Congrats!  Kim, email me and I’ll forward your info on to Paula for your prize. :)

Don’t forget:

Paula is offering all new customers a Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal! Just order any 3 or more items off her website, then message her for details on how to redeem a free item of your choice, valued up to $16!  This offer is good through the end of June.

Lilla Rose Giveaway Plus How To Get a Free Flexi-Clip

It’s no secret how much I love my Lilla Rose Flexi-Clips.  I wear them almost daily, especially in the summer.  They are super easy to use, super pretty, and super easy on the hair.  I love how strong my Flexi-Clips are, and how long they last (as in, forever).  The clips never pull or tug or give me a ponytail headache.

What’s really fun is that many of the Flexi-Clips have matching headbands.  Wear the headband alone, wear the flexi alone, or wear them at the same time.  So beautiful!!  I can’t stop staring at the photos below:

Freestyle tiara headband flexi giveaway (1)

Isn’t that a gorgeous set?  Paula at Lilla Rose is giving this set away to one of you (girl with lovely hair not included).  ;)  Here’s what you’ll win:

Freestyle set: One Freestyle headband and one extra small Freestyle Tiara flexi clip

To enter this giveaway leave a comment here letting us know which item you like best.

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, June 23.  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?

Here’s a great opportunity for all you who have wanted to try Lilla Rose, but have put it off…Paula is offering all new customers a Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal! Just order any 3 or more items off her website, then message her for details on how to redeem a free item of your choice, valued up to $16!