50% off Palm Shortening Plus Free Shipping!!!

I rarely share deals here anymore. (Instead I send out special emails about deals like this to people who’ve joined specific lists like our Heavenly Homemakers Savings Club. It’s free! Join here.)

Today I’m making an exception because this is one deal everyone needs to hear about!

Tropical Traditions is offering free shipping this weekend PLUS 50% off Palm Shortening! This is a rare double deal, and offers incredible savings.

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Therefore, I just ordered three gallon-sized buckets of Palm Shortening. Yup. I decided to take advantage because I don’t know when this deal will be offered again.

The Palm Shortening is only on sale through Sunday, December 18. Use the code 191612 at checkout for free shipping to apply.

I use Palm Shortening for pie crusts, to fry chicken or French fries, and to make this super creamy peanut butter. I love Palm Shortening!!! I’m excited to take advantage of this deal that happens about once each year.

Grab your Palm Shortening here!

The links I used above are my referral links. That means if you made a purchase through the links, I will receive a referral certificate as a “thank you.” It also means you’ll receive a free copy of a great Virgin Coconut Oil Cookbook!

My Favorite Things Giveaway – Christmas 2016

It’s the 3rd annual Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway! I’m sharing one here (wait till you see!), plus you’ll want to click over to the other 14 wonderful bloggers to enter their giveaways too!

1. Thriving Home // 2. Happy Home Fairy // 3. Nourishing Joy // 4. Intoxicated on Life // 5. Chaos to Peace // 6. Mommy Hates Cooking // 7. The Nourishing Home // 8.Young Wifes Guide // 9. Martha Martha // 10. Heavenly Homemakers // 11. The Realistic Mama // 12. Keeper of the Home // 13. Kitchen Stewardship // 14. Gwen’s Nest // 15. Make Healthy Easy

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What can you win from my giveaway this year? Some of my forever favorites, of course!

This year’s giveaway here at Heavenly Homemakers includes:

10 Vanilla Beans from Olive Nation
MadeOn Hard Lotion – 3 Pack Skin Care
Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip
Tropical Traditions – Coconut Oil and Palm Shortening Bucket!
Simple Meals – year long subscription

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This giveaway will end Sunday, December 11 at midnight. I’ll draw a random winner Monday morning the 12th!

Click on the links below to learn more about the bloggers!

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At Thriving Home, Polly and Rachel strive to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. They try to keep it real when it comes to sharing about healthy recipes, raising little people, growing in their faith, freezer cooking and various other topics that motherhood and life may bring their way

mhclogoMommy Hates Cooking

Mommy Hates Cooking is a national cooking and lifestyle website that encourages families to take back the dinner table. Through her easy-to-prepare (yet looks like you spent all day in the kitchen) meals and her knack for breaking down meal planning, Kristy has become the busy-mom’s resource for the modern family.

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Jennifer and her family live in the South. She and her husband, Fred, have three boys ages 13, 10, and 7, and one unruly dog named Dash. Chaos2Peace is a blog designed to bring peace in the midst chaos by providing organizational tips, menu planning, simple recipes, and a whole lot of laughter. Join us on the blog today as we do life together, one step at a time

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Laura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 11-19. HeavenlyHomemakers.com is dedicated to inspiring women daily with healthy (and easy!) recipes, homemaking tips, spiritual encouragement, and good ol’ clean fun.

iol_header_design_no_taglineIntoxicated on Life

Intoxicated on Life is a blog about raising strong families – body, mind, and soul. We believe, with the right education, busy moms can be equipped to make small changes one step at a time, transforming the life and health of her family. Join us on a journey as we raise holistically healthy children: nurturing their bodies, cultivating their minds, and inspiring their souls!

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Jenna Braddock is a registered dietitian nutritionist, football coach’s wife, mom of boys, and entrepreneur. At Make Healthy Easy she shares real life strategies for better health and doable and delicious recipes. As a MHE reader you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your daily health struggles are normal. You’ll also get a little dose of family and football through the eyes of our Friday Night Lights life.

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Happy Home Fairy is a resource of fun ideas, simple recipes, free printables, holiday traditions, and encouragement to help moms build happy homes

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Katie Kimball has shared her journey to real food and natural living for almost 8 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that encourages moms to keep their families healthy without going crazy.

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Young Wife’s Guide exists to encourage and equip Christian homemakers to form Gospel-Centered Homes. Jami Balmet shares about her own struggles with running and managing a home and hopes to provide Biblical resources for the struggling homemaker.

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Visit Gwen’s Nest and discover simple home remedies, in depth holistic health articles, healthy recipes, & Gwen’s health & weight loss discoveries. Come meet Gwen, and enjoy the funny, holistic, and friendly-efficient way of life in her nest!

koth_logo_final_2016-03Keeper of the Home

Keeper of the Home is a resource and community for women and families in all seasons of life who are striving to be healthy – body, mind, and soul. It covers a wide range of topics from healthy recipes, cleaning practices and self-care. Our inspiration begins with our faith. Stewardship inspires the way that we approach our homemaking. In fact, it’s the foundation of what you’ll find when you pull up a chair, grab a mug of something delicious, and come share this journey with us!

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The Nourishing Home provides family-friendly, gluten-free, whole food recipes; free weekly whole food meal plans; helpful cooking tips and techniques; and lots of encouragement to help you in your journey to live a more nourished life.

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Peace and Productivity coexist at Martha, Martha, a blog for busy women who, like biblical Martha, often get distracted by life’s demands and lose sight of Jesus! Devotional thoughts, productivity planning, simple recipes, and more will help you stay focused on the “one thing {that} is needed”

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The Realistic Mama is all about family, how to spend more time with your family, activities you can do with your kids, how to create an online business that benefits your family, and more! You’ll find everything from saving money, parenting tips, kids activities, easy recipes, and DIY to online entrepreneur ideas, and more! Our tribe of moms and family-oriented entrepreneurs is one-of-a-kind. The connection, transparency, and trust are just a few of our favorite things about our community!

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Nourishing Joy

Nourishing Joy is dedicated to real food and natural living. We’re on a mission to equip and inspire busy parents with the tools to make intentional, thoughtful decisions easy. Or at least easier.

Favorite Summer Things Giveaway – 2016

It’s fun to gather up many of my favorite things and put them all together into one big giveaway. That’s why I’m joining this fun group of bloggers again this year. Enter my giveaway – enter them all! You could win some pretty incredible packages and get to know some great bloggers too. Here’s what the giveaways all look like this year:

Favorite Summer Things

Sweet huh?

If you’re new here, welcome!

If you’ve been hanging out here for a while now, I’m glad you’re here too. :) :) Everyone is invited to join us for these fun features:

You’ll get fun freebies with each of those, plus I’ll keep sending encouragement, deals, and freebies your way.

Here’s what I’m giving away this year to kick off the summer

Take note: Each of these companies were kind enough to sponsor this giveaway!

  • A “Night Owl” Flexi-Clip from Lilla Rose, valued at $14.00, to keep your hair pulled up off your neck
  • A Half-Tee Tank from Deborah and Co., valued at $17.99, perfect to wear under sun dresses in the summertime
  • 1/2 pound of Vanilla Beans from Olive Nation, valued at $39.95, so you can get a batch of Homemade Vanilla started for Christmas gifts
  • Bug Block Stick and BeeSilk Stick from MadeOn, valued at $16.40, to keep the bugs away and your skin soft
  • Herbal Salve from Apothacary Kids, valued at $11.95, for bumps and scrapes since we’re all outside more during the summer
  • A Quart of Coconut Oil and a Gallon of Palm Shortening from Tropical Traditions, valued at $64.49, perfect for cooking –  plus rub on some coconut oil if you get a sunburn

Total value? Almost $165!!

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Check out the other bloggers’ giveaways!

1. Thriving Home // 2. Tried and Tasty // 3. Intoxicated on Life // 4. Nourishing Joy // 5. Happy Home Fairy // 6. The Nourishing Home // 7. Heavenly Homemakers // 8. Keeper of the Home // 9. Living the Nourished Life // 10. The Realistic Mama // 11. Chaos2Peace // 12. Martha Martha // 13. Young Wife’s Guide

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Thriving Home is a food and lifestyle blog where Polly and Rachel strive to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. They try to keep it real when it comes to sharing about healthy recipes, raising little people, growing in their faith, freezer cooking and various other topics that motherhood and life may bring their way.

chaos2peace_logoChaos2Peace

Jennifer and her family live in the South. She and her husband, Fred, have three boys ages 12, 9, and 6, and one unruly dog named Dash. Chaos2Peace is a blog designed to bring peace in the midst chaos by providing organizational tips, menu planning, simple recipes, and a whole lot of laughter. Join us on the blog today as we do life together, one step at a time.

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Julie Brasington is the wife of a South Florida Worship Pastor, mom of 2 busy boys, preschool teacher, and lover of {{dark}} chocolate chips. She is also the creator and author of Happy Home Fairy, a popular blog focusing on encouraging and equipping moms to choose joy on the parenting journey. She shares easy craft ideas, FREE printables, simple recipes, corny jokes, holiday fun, thoughts on raising kids, and honest, heartfelt messages to uplift the weary mama.

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Laura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 11-18. HeavenlyHomemakers.com is dedicated to inspiring women daily with healthy (and easy!) recipes, homemaking tips, spiritual encouragement, and good ol’ clean fun.

TNH-Grab-button-150x150The Nourishing Home

The Nourishing Home provides family-friendly gluten-free recipes, free weekly whole food meal plans, helpful cooking tips & techniques, and lots of encouragement to help you in your journey to live a more nourished life.

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Tried and Tasty

Tried and Tasty is a recipe website where fun, conversational writing is paired with top notch food photography. Join Yvonne as she warmly welcomes you into her kitchen and shows you how to wow your tastebuds!

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The Nourished Life is all about approaching health and wellness from a place of balance. Getting healthy should not be another source of stress in your life! We tackle everything from metabolism to body image to emotional wellness to DIY beauty. If you’re ready to break up with stress and body hate, and embrace a healthier approach to, well, being healthy, then our community might be the perfect fit for you.

TRMlogoFINALThe Realistic Mama

The Realistic Mama is a go-to parenting blog that covers a little of everything but always focusing on spending more quality time with your kids. You’ll find parenting encouragement and kids activities but you’ll also find things like easy recipes and even entrepreneurial tips because through these you will then have more time for your family.

KOTH-logo (1)Keeper of the Home

Keeper of the Home is a resource for women and families who are striving to be healthy – body, mind, and soul. It covers a wide range of topics from healthy recipes, cleaning practices and self-care. Keeper of the Home is a community of women in all seasons of life. Our inspiration begins with our faith. Stewardship inspires the way that we approach our homemaking. In fact, it’s the foundation of what you’ll find when you pull up a chair, grab a mug of something delicious, and come share this journey with us

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Nourishing Joy is dedicated to real food and natural living. We’re on a mission to equip and inspire parents like you with the tools to make intentional, thoughtful decisions that work for YOUR family easy. Or at least easier.

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Martha, Martha is for busy women looking to live a more productive and peaceful life based on faith in Jesus. Household tips, life strategies, easy recipes and devotions come together as we focus on Jesus’ words to Martha “only one thing is needed.”

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Jami Balmet has a heart for encouraging women in their roles as homemakers and that what we do every single day matters. She blogs about this passion at Young Wife’s Guide with practical tools, tips, and inspiration for Biblical Homemaking and Christian Living. Come join our community for encouragement and to chat with like-minded women in all seasons and stages of life.

IOL_Header_Design_no_taglineIntoxicated on Life

Intoxicated on Life is a site dedicated to bringing readers quality resources on raising strong families – body, mind, and soul!

 

These giveaways are open through Monday, May 30 at 12:00am CST. Watch for an email letting you know who the winner is! The winner will have one week to reply to the email and receive her prizes. Some of these links are my affiliate links. 

Have fun! Hope you win!

How Much Coconut Oil Do You Use?

How much coconut oil would you say you go through in a month’s time? In three months? In a year?

Our family goes through about a quart every 2-3 weeks. We use it for all kinds of cooking – stirring it into everything from muffins to popcorn. We loved the stuff! It’s great for more than just baking and cooking. It’s fabulous to apply to the skin or to use as a carrier for essential oils. My doctor recently recommended that I eat a teaspoon a day – straight coconut oil on a spoon to help with my overall health. It sounds weird, but when I eat the good brands, it actually tastes like candy to me. (Maybe I’m the weird one??)

If you are like our family and go through a significant amount of coconut oil, you definitely want to check out this gallon bucket deal at Tropical Traditions this weekend!

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They have their gallon-sized bucket of Gold Label Oil marked 50% off through Sunday, January 31. PLUS they are offering free shipping! It’s a sweet deal! If you don’t think you’d use this up quickly enough, I recommend splitting it with a friend so you can still enjoy the deal!

You’ll find this 50% off bucket on this page, but you’ll have to scroll down to find it (under all the great information about the health benefits of the oil).

How long does coconut oil last before going bad?

Typically there is an expiration date on the oil which is about 1.5 years from the time you purchase it. Coconut oil rarely goes bad though, so it can still be good and useful for several years past its expiration date. If you’re questioning if you could use up a gallon before it goes bad, I can almost guarantee that you can. I’ve never once had coconut oil go bad (especially TT brand).

1/2 Price Gallon Bucket of Coconut Oil

You’ll want to grab your 1/2 price bucket of oil before the sale ends on Sunday, January 31. Use the code 11162 at checkout for free shipping to apply. Free shipping ends Monday, February 1.

The links in this post are my referral links.

Anybody else snack on coconut oil??

45% off Palm Shortening With Free Shipping! Plus 5 Of Our Favorite Pie Recipes

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Guess who’s making pies this weekend!?

This is the time of year I go through quite a bit of Palm Shortening and learn all over again why I love it so much. I always watch for it to go on sale and sync up with a free shipping weekend at Tropical Traditions. That time is now!!

Tropical Traditions is offering a 45% discount on their gallon-sized bucket of Palm Shortening. Use the code 151214 to receive free shipping on your order. Then do a pie-making happy dance. It’s a Christmas tradition.

And now for pie recipes to go with this wonderful deal!

First, my favorite Whole Wheat Pie Crust recipe.

Whole Wheat Pie Crust

I plan to make a triple batch of crusts so I can make several pies at once. We’ll eat some now (why not?) and freeze some for the week of Christmas. Here are more details on how to make frozen pies.

How to Make Your Own Frozen Pies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is super and easy.

Plus, it’s chocolate with peanut butter so I don’t think I need to give you more reasons for why it is so amazing.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Apple Pie is an old standby and a must at Christmas.

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Of course I’m making Pumpkin Pies.

Sometimes I cut the sugar down and we eat them for breakfast. Nobody argues.

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Honey Pecan Pie will amaze you.

Most recipes call for corn syrup. This one calls for honey. So good!

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What kind of pies are on your baking list this Christmas?

Check out the Palm Shortening deal at Tropical Traditions. Take advantage of this price with free shipping. It’s awesome! This combo offer (45% off with free shipping) is only good through Sunday, December 13 so you don’t want to wait or you’ll miss the sale price!

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P.S. If you’re new to Tropical Traditions and you shop through the links in this post (my referral links) – you’ll automatically receive a FREE Virgin Coconut Oil Book which is full of helpful information and great recipes. :)

My Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway!

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We did this last year and it was crazy fun – so let’s do it again! 14 bloggers are giving away their favorite things. I’m joining. It’s like a Christmas party in our pjs.

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Thriving Home // 2. Happy Home Fairy // 3. Intoxicated on Life // 4. Mommy Hates Cooking // 5. Nourishing Joy // 6. Kitchen Stewardship // 7. Tried and Tasty // 8. Heavenly Homemakers // 9. Living the Nourished Life // 10. Brilliant Business Moms // 11. Gwen’s Nest // 12. Keeper of the Home // 13. The Nourishing Home // 14. Take Them a Meal

You’ll want to click over to visit all the giveaways to enter for a chance to win! And now….

Heavenly Homemakers Favorite Things Giveaway

If I had one minute to pull some of my favorite things off the shelf and gift them to you – what would I choose? What are some of the things I use at my house daily?

Out of my original list of about 40 things, I narrowed this giveaway down to 6. I mean, you can’t have my Bible, I already drank your coffee, and our cat is staying where she is. But guess what I did decide to include in this giveaway??

My Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway

Isn’t that list gorgeous?! I love all of these items and use them constantly at my house. I mean, while wearing a Flexi-Clip in my hair I will grind flour in my Nutrimill, use that very flour along with either Coconut Oil or Palm Shortening to make something delicious, then wash my hands with Coconut Oil Soap and rub on some BeeSilk. As you can see, not only do I use these products daily, sometimes I use them all at the same time within a thirty-minute time period!

One of you who leaves a comment on this post will have a chance to win a big package of all these products.

That really is all it takes to sign up for this giveaway. Leave a comment. I like to keep things simple around here. :) I’ll draw one random winner for this giveaway on Monday, December 14.

Something for Everyone!

I want to take a minute to welcome everyone who has clicked over here from another blog in this fun giveaway party. New to Heavenly Homemakers? Hi! We want to get to know you better. We want you to stick around. We want to give you free stuff. :)

You’ll soon learn that around here, we like to laugh while eating butter. I mean, there’s more to it than that, but that pretty much covers the basics. Please get your butter sticks and plan to come visit again and again.

We’re handing out these freebies to everyone who signs up for our free newsletter!

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Get these freebies by subscribing to our free Daily Newsletter here.

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Be sure to go enter all the giveaways in this blog hop! Allow me to introduce you…

thriving-home-logo-FINAL-WEBAt Thriving Home, Polly and Rachel strive to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. They try to keep it real when it comes to sharing about healthy recipes, raising little people, growing in their faith, freezer cooking and various other topics that motherhood and life may bring their way.

 

MHCLogoMommy Hates Cooking is a national cooking and lifestyle website that encourages families to take back the dinner table. Through her easy-to-prepare (yet looks like you spent all day in the kitchen) meals and her knack for breaking down meal planning, Kristy has become the busy-mom’s resource for the modern family.

header march 2015The Nourished Life is all about approaching health and wellness from a place of balance. Getting healthy should not be another source of stress in your life! We tackle everything from metabolism to body image to emotional wellness to DIY beauty. If you’re ready to break up with stress and body hate, and embrace a healthier approach to, well, being healthy, then our community might be the perfect fit for you.

TakeThemAMeal.comTakeThemAMeal.com is a free online tool designed to coordinate the delivery of meals to loved ones in times of illness, new birth, loss of a loved one, etc. Meals are a tangible, meaningful way to show support and our website simplifies the process of coordinating so your time and energy can be spent caring for loved ones.

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TriedandTasty.com is a recipe website where fun, conversational writing is paired with top notch food photography. Join Yvonne as she warmly welcomes you into her kitchen and shows you how to wow your tastebuds!

logoLaura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 10-18. HeavenlyHomemakers.com is dedicated to inspiring women daily with healthy (and easy!) recipes, homemaking tips, spiritual encouragement, and good ol’ clean fun.

gn_square_logo_nobkgGwen is a busy Mama, a foodie who wants to be healthy, a southern girl, and an artist at heart who blogs at Gwen’s Nest. She shares recipes that taste amazing and also happen to be healthy, her research and experience with home remedies and herbs, ideas and tips on staying creative at home, and insights into life from her nest. Pop over and say hello!

NourishingJoyLogo - intentionalNourishing Joy is dedicated to real food and natural living. We’re on a mission to equip and inspire parents like you with the tools to make intentional, thoughtful decisions – that work for YOUR family – easy. Or at least easier.

Kitchen Stewardship header for newsletterKatie Kimball is on a mission to make real food and natural living possible for everyone. Kitchen Stewardship strives to present healthy living in bite-sized baby steps, challenging people to make positive changes in their kitchens without being overwhelmed, and providing tools to balance a family’s health, budget, time and the environment.

IOL_Header_DesignIntoxicated on Life is about raising strong families—body, mind, and soul. Rich and readable, Intoxicated On Life offers parents timely advice about how to have a healthy family in a world full of unhealthy choices, including books and articles about nutrition, natural remedies, wholesome parenting, and home education.

brilliantbusinessmomspodcastheader300by300Brilliant Business Moms: Sarah Korhnak and Beth Anne Schwamberger are sisters, podcasters, and big dreamers! They interview Mamapreneurs each week who are growing a business while spending time with their families. They’re the authors of Time Management Mama, the creators of the Brilliant Business Planner, and your biggest cheerleaders when it comes to growing an online business.

TNH Grab buttonThe Nourishing Home provides family-friendly GF recipes, free weekly whole food meal plans, helpful cooking tips and techniques, and lots of encouragement to help you in your journey to live a more nourished life.

KOTH-logo (1)Keeper of the Home is a community of women in all seasons of life… newly married, young mama’s with babies, teens all the way up to young adulthood and beyond. We are passionate about being diligent and intentional “keepers of our home”. Enthusiastic about natural and healthy living, we are stewarding our health and the earth, as well as our homes, our times, and our families. In doing this we believe we Honor the Lord. We hope you will join us. Pull up a chair, a warm mug of something delicious, and share this journey with us.

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Happy Home Fairy

Julie Brasington is the creator of Happy Home Fairy, a popular blog focusing on encouraging and equipping moms to choose joy on the parenting journey. She shares easy craft ideas, FREE printables, simple recipes, corny jokes, holiday fun, thoughts on raising her 2 boys, and honest, heartfelt messages to uplift the weary mama.

Leave a comment here for a chance to win this Nutrimill, Flexi-Clip, BeeSilk, Tropical Traditions giveaway!

BOGO Coconut Oil With Free Shipping (And My Favorite Ways to Use Coconut Oil)

I love coconut oil and buy other brands when I find a good deal. But the Tropical Traditions brand is by far my favorite and by far the best in quality. So when it’s on sale (with free shipping), I get very excited!

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This weekend, Tropical Traditions is offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal on their 32-ounce jars of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – the highest quality they offer. This is the best of the best!

On top of that, they are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $19. Use the code 19151 at check out for free shipping to apply. This is what awesome is!

5 of My Favorite Ways to Use Coconut Oil

In my opinion, if there was a be-all-and-end-all item, coconut oil would have to be it. It has so many uses and so many health benefits. Truly, I say “use coconut oil for that” at least once a day. (And also, “go take a sip of water.” My kids love how predictable I am.)

Below are five of my favorite uses for coconut oil, in no particular order…

1. Sunburns

We try very hard not to let ourselves get sunburned. But we were on the soccer field all last weekend, which was very sunshiny even if it is October. Our faces all turned pink. We all slathered cheeks, foreheads, and noses in coconut oil. So soothing and healing!

2. Popcorn

We pop corn in an air popper, then stir in melted coconut oil and sea salt. It is the best popcorn in the world.

White Chocolate Popcorn

And then after you’ve popped your corn and stirred in the coconut oil,
you should make this White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn.

3. Skin Issues

Whenever any of us has something weird going on (any variety of weird) with our skin – the first thing we always try is coconut oil. It can’t hurt, and it almost always helps.

4. Frying Food

Most oils become hydrogenated (aka terrible for the body) when heated to high temps for frying. But coconut oil and palm oil are an exception to this. They can withstand high temps and remain stable. Hallelujah french fries! I prefer frying food in palm shortening or expeller pressed coconut oil because they are both flavorless. (The above mentioned coconut oil that is on sale this weekend has coconut flavor.)

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Sweet Potato Fries
You’re going to need to make these.

5. Baking

Every muffin, quick bread, or cake I make with melted coconut oil is amazing. It’s also wonderful in my Whole Wheat Waffles. And Chewy Granola Bars. Here are some of my favorite recipes made with coconut oil:

Low Sugar Chocolate Cake

I think we can all see now why we need a lot of coconut oil in our lives (and it may or may not have something to do with chocolate cake).

Take advantage of the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil deal with free shipping (code 19151). New customers with Tropical Traditions who click through the referral links in this post automatically receive a free Virgin Coconut Oil Recipe Book with their order!

Leave a comment to let us know your favorite ways to use coconut oil.

This post contains referral links.

Finally! Free Shipping and 45% Off Palm Shortening at the Same Time!

Man, I’ve been waiting for this one!! It’s hard for me to fork it out for shipping on something heavy like Palm Shortening (because I’m spoiled…and I like to save money). I’ve been needing palm shortening, but I was waiting for it to go on sale and sync up with a free shipping weekend. I waited, and I waited, and I waited…

Here it is! It is a free shipping weekend at Tropical Traditions AND their Organic Palm Shortening is 45% off through Sunday! $26.89 for a gallon…yes please.

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How do I use Palm Shortening?

Well first of all, it’s almost pie baking season. Palm Shortening is a fantastic, healthy alternative to Crisco when making pie crusts (because our bodies can digest it well). I fry foods in it because it can withstand high temperatures without becoming hydrogenated (this is rare for a fat!). I use palm shortening to make my Whole Wheat Quick Baking Mix (like Bisquik), which is then used to make all kinds of goodies.

My Favorite Ways to Use Palm Shortening (and why it's good for you)

Yes, I love palm shortening.

Heard about the deforestation problem that accompanies the harvest of palm oil? This is not an issue where Tropical Traditions is concerned. They practice safe and environmentally friendly methods of palm tree farming. Read more details here. You can trust Tropical Traditions when it comes to healthy, nourishing food and the care of the earth.

Find the Organic Shortening here. Use the code 21159 at checkout to receive free shipping. The sale price is only good through Sunday, September 20. Stock up time!

Do you love palm shortening? How do you use it? Do you like frying food in it or do you prefer to fry in coconut oil?

This post contains my referral link. New customers who purchase through the links in this post will receive a free Virgin Coconut Oil Book!

Enjoy the FREE Gift of a 32 Ounce Jar of Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions This Weekend!

I love it when Tropical Traditions offers this! It’s a 4th of July special…pretty much the best one of the year. We can all put a 32-ounce jar of Organic Gold Label Coconut Oil – the best of the best (seriously, my favorite of all coconut oils) – into our cart at a price of $0.00. (Click here then scroll down to find it and put it into your cart.

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Here’s the nitty-gritty: We have to pay shipping on our order, and they require a minimum purchase of $19.00. This is fair, plus it means that we can choose some additional goodies for our family while we enjoy our big free jar of oil!

Here are some great sales they are running alongside the freebie that you might want to consider to achieve your $19 minimum:

Organic Palm Shortening is on sale 45% off! I use this stuff like crazy. I’m grabbing a bucket to go with my free oil.

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Organic Gold Label Coconut Oil (just like the free one above) is Buy-One-Get-One-Free. So pretty much I’m getting three jars of this oil in my order and only paying for one. (Although never would I actually pay $40 for one jar of their oil. I don’t care how great it is. I wait for it to go on sale – every time. This is the best sale I’ll come across. I’m taking advantage!)

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Pure Coconut Oil (one of their odorless, flavorless varieties) is on sale Buy-TWO-Get-TWO-Free. This is an awesome deal. I’m not getting any this time because I’m well stocked up on this variety, but I wanted to be sure and point it out in case you need some. That’s a great price per jar ($11.25 each).

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If you don’t need additional coconut oil or palm shortening along with your free jar of oil – here’s a hint to keep your shipping costs lower:

Order some soap. I super love their Coconut Oil Soaps. This is the only kind I use and the only kind our son Malachi (who has very sensitive skin) uses. He even uses it to wash his hair.

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Anyway, their soaps are wonderful and don’t weigh much. This keeps shipping costs lower if you want to simply add some of those to your cart along with the FREE coconut oil to reach your cart minimum.

And if you just can’t find anything else to get, and you want to keep your shipping costs low – order some chocolate. It’s for a good cause. :)

BONUS: If you are a brand new customer with Tropical Traditions and you click through the referral links in this post – along with your free jar of coconut oil, you’ll receive a free  Virgin Coconut Oil Book with your order.

These offers are good through Sunday, July 5.

Go grab your free coconut oil! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Sunshine and Coconut Oil ~ A Weekend Freebie and Free Shipping at Tropical Traditions

I have two unrelated items to share with you this weekend. I’m squishing them into the same post to save us both time, then I’m off to check other to-do’s off my list!

First…

I love sunshine so, so much. I also love Jesus (so, so much). Which is why, when the sunshine is beaming down on my face and I am soaking in the warmth, I always think of Numbers 6:24-26.

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

When the sunshine is on my face, it’s like the Lord Himself is pouring His life into me. Ahhhh, I love it.

The brightness and cheerfulness of the graphic above made me think of that verse, so I added it in so that we can all print it off and enjoy the reminder of His promise of blessing upon us. Print as many as you like. Keep one for yourself, share some with others. May we all recognize His gracious blessings and gift of peace.

Download The Lord Bless You and Keep You Printable Here

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Second…

It’s always fun to find coconut oil on sale with free shipping to go with it!

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Tropical Traditions is offering free shipping through Monday, June 15 when you use the code 15615 at checkout. (Minimum $19 order)

Their Pure Coconut Oil is only $13.50 through Sunday – so take advantage of these deals together! This is an odorless, flavorless variety of oil – and it is very rich in nourishment! You can also use this oil for sunscreen (yep, just straight coconut oil).

You’ll see that their Organic Raw Honey is 50% off – a great deal and their honey is delish!

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Are you with me? Do you love the sun beaming down on your face?