The winner of our Perfectly Posh giveaway is:
Pam S: carolinamissing@
Pam, email me and I’ll forward your info on for your prize!
We learned several years ago with our youngest son Malachi’s chronic skin condition that what we put on our skin goes directly into our body, which means we need to be very careful about what we put on our skin. I’m not much into pampering products. After all, usually they are full of chemicals I’d rather avoid putting on my skin. But what about a fun product that can brag this:
Well, now maybe I’ll listen.
Laura A., an independent consultant with Perfectly Posh sent me two of their most popular products to try out. Taking time to relax and pamper myself? Yes, that is a good thing. My family appreciates it when I take care of myself. ;)
Here’s what I got to try:
Best Face Forever (BFF) – Millions of microbeads scrub and gently exfoliate with a naturally cleansing blend of grapefruit and peppermint. Essential oils soothe and freshen. Gently enough for everyday use. BFF makes me feel like I am having a mini spa experience every day.
Night and Day – Moisturize with lavender and glycerin plus natural olive oils. It’s nourishment you need to have your skin be your best. Smooth over your clean face morning and night.
These are some awfully fun giveaway winners to announce. Congrats, ladies!
Our MadeOn $25 Gift Certificate winner is:
Karen L: karenaleak@
Our Nutrimill winner from Paula’s Bread is:
Rachel Fisher: rachelgfisher@
Ladies, email me and I’ll forward your info on for your prizes!
I just found a big ol’ 54 ounce tub of Nutiva Organic Refined Coconut Oil which you can get for just $20.79 with the 10% off coupon offered by Amazon. (Free shipping if you have Amazon Prime.) This makes the oil only $0.38 per ounce – a great price for organic coconut oil. I’m most excited about this because it is flavorless and odorless. It’s hard to find good deals sometimes on refined coconut oil that is actually still good for you. (Some at the grocery store don’t contain much in the way of nutrition. I like Nutiva brand.)
I like using refined coconut oil in any recipe I don’t want a coconut flavor. French fries, chicken nuggets, chicken fried steak – these are all great (and healthy!) with refined coconut oil. This has a very long shelf life, although I find that I go through it pretty quickly. ;) Snatch this up!
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I’m often asked how I get my 100% whole wheat baked goods to actually taste yummy. It is true that sometimes store-bought whole wheat flour can turn out a dry and dense muffin or bread. We know whole grains have more nutrition, but really, who cares how healthy it is if it doesn’t even taste good?
Ahhh, that’s why I love my Nutrimill. Freshly ground flour is so amazingly good. It makes a world of difference in the way my baked goods taste. Even better is the fact that all the nutrients are alive and intact when you grind your own flour. Tastes better and is much healthier? Yes, please!
What are my favorite Whole Wheat Recipes? Well, all of them, of course. But if I really had to choose my top ten, I guess they would be…
How has your whole wheat baking experience been so far? Ever since I started grinding my own grain, it’s made a world of difference in how the product turns out. Who knew baking with whole wheat (or other freshly ground grains) could be so easy?
Buying a Nutrimill is a bit of an investment. It’s worth it, but it can take a while to save up the money for one. That’s why I thought you might like the chance to win a free one. :)
I love my Nutrimill, which can be used to grind hard and soft wheat, kamut, spelt, hulled buckwheat, oat groats, hully barley, triticalae, rye, brown rice, wild rice, popcorn, sorghum, soybeans, split peas, and dried beans. It grinds these into a lovely, fine flour which can be used in all of your baked goods.
I use my Nutrimill alllllll the time. I mostly use my mill to grind hard and soft white wheat. Most people don’t even know they are eating whole grains at my house. They just know they are eating delicious bread, cookies, muffins, or pizza crust.
Paula’s Bread is the place to go when you’re ready to buy a Nutrimill. Her prices are always the best, and her customer support is fantastic. I have worked with Paula for years. She’s a lovely, godly woman. (Like Paula’s Bread on Facebook!)
This week, she is giving one of you a FREE Nutrimill. Who wants to win?! Here’s how to enter:
Look at all the chances to win! I’ll draw a random winner on Wednesday, September 17. Be watching for a post stating the winner, as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.
Don’t miss the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, available through Monday, September 15 only.
What an incredible collection at 95% off! Get all the details here.
Hope you’re joining us by hitting the restart button with us this fall!
The winners of our $10 Heavenly Homemakers Shop gift certificates are:
1) Staci H: stacizhabig@
2) Karen Y: Rick-n-karen@
3) Emily: Emily@wheretheresajay
4) Becky: beckyzaegel@
5) Jessica: jessica.m.rodgers@
Winners, email me and I’ll send you a gift certificate!
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!
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 yahoo.com)
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.
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.
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 @ yahoo.com)
The winner of the Deborah and Co. giveaway is:
Amanda, email me with your full name and address and I’ll forward your information on for your prize. :)
Don’t forget! Deborah and Co. is offering you both a discount through the end of July! Get 10% off your entire order when you use the code HH10OFF.
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!
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.
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.
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.