Canyon Bakehouse Giveaway Winner!

WOW!!! I am blown away by everyone’s participation in this giveaway! I have such empathy for everyone who REALLY has to travel to find a store with a decent selection of GF foods, I didn’t realize just how lucky I am to live in a city with a Whole Foods, Sunflower Market, Trader Joe’s, Vitamin Cottage and Toys R’ Us. Yes, you heard me right, Toys R’ Us! While they don’t carry “real” food, my local store has a great selection of GF snacks for kids, it’s where I buy the Snikiddy Snacks and a few others, you might want to check it out! 😀

Anyway, I loved reading all of your comments and that is precisely why I have to use the Random Number Generator to select the winner, I could never choose one of you over the other. That being said…

With all the Following, Tweeting, Fanning (which apparently, is now “Liking”), I came up with 98 qualified entries, WOO-HOO!

And the winner is…

Alta Mantsch!!

Congratulations Alta, I will email you for your shipping information. 😀

For everyone else, thank you so very much for entering this giveaway! Canyon Bakehouse has updated their website with a Store Locator and you can buy their products online here.

I hope you all have a GREAT Gluten-Free day!

Cascadian Farm “Live Green Together” Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway!

I used the Random Number Generator to select the winner and the winner is…

Cindy Winther!

Congratulations Cindy! I will email you for your shipping information.

Cindy, please remember that these are not gluten-free products! 😀

Cascadian Farm “Live Green Together” Pledge and Giveaway!

The simple act of unplugging electronics when you aren’t using them not only reduces energy, but could save you as much as 10 percent on your electric bill.

With Earth Day’s 40th anniversary on April 22nd (Thursday) fast approaching, Cascadian Farm wants you to join the celebration by pledging to follow a few eco-friendly tips on Facebook. Choose from eight different pledges, ranging from reusing clothes to reducing your speed while driving on the highway, and find the one that fits your lifestyle. For each person that signs a pledge now through May 31, 2010, Cascadian Farm will donate $1, up to $40,000, to the Organic Farming Research Foundation, which fosters the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.

As the Organic Farming Research Foundation continues to sow seeds to transform agriculture, you can do your part to initiate a positive change for healthier foods and a healthier earth by visiting http://www.facebook.com/cascadianfarm and signing the pledge that’s right for you.

Dedicated to organic goodness since 1972, Cascadian Farm products are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically engineered ingredients. With your help, we can all live greener together.

Visit CascadianFarm.com to learn more and download a $1.00 coupon today!

The kind folks at Cascadian Farms through MyBlogSpark, have provided me with a prize pack to giveaway to one of my readers in honor of Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary and Cascadian Farm’s Earth Day Pledge on Facebook!

An Important Note for my Reader’s: these are NOT GLUTEN-FREE products! I wanted to participate in this giveaway to help spread awareness of Cascadian Farm’s Earth Day Pledge and encourage everyone to get involved, even if in one small way. I obviously cannot review the products for you because, well, you know, that whole gluten “thing” kinda gets in the way! 😀 When my prize pack arrives in the mail, I am going to donate it to my local food bank. You could do the same or give it to a friend or loved one who can eat gluten!

The “Live Green Together” prize pack includes Cascadian Farm Cereals and Granola Bars, including: Fruitful O’s Cereal, Cinnamon Crunch Cereal, Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, Dark Chocolate Almond Granola Bars, Oats & Honey Granola and an Eco-Friendly Grocery Bag.

To enter this Giveaway, simply answer this question in the comment reply box:

What changes have your family made (or plan to make) in an effort to live “greener?”

I started my own journey of “greener” living just over a year ago, when I all but quit using paper towels. I was a paper towel-aholic! In place of paper towels, I found some great shop towels at Costco and Sam’s Club, a 30-pack of towels costs less than $20 (which is still less than a club pack of paper towels!). I bought 3 packs and I now use those instead of paper towels and just throw them in the washing machine at the end of the day. It is better on the environment and MUCH BETTER on my pocketbook!

I also started to recycle, unplug most of the electronics in our house when not in use, and just recently, we planted 4 fruit trees in our backyard and I started making my own non-toxic cleaning supplies. These are just a few of the very simple things that we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint and take better care of our planet for future generations. They are also very helpful, especially in today’s economy, to add money back into your wallet to spend on products that really matter… like organic whole foods (*most* of which are naturally gluten-free (I’m talking Fruits and Vegetables here)! See where I am going with this?). 😀

I will use a Random Number Generator to pick the winner on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Good Luck! 😀


Yoplait Greek Yogurt “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” Winner

Thanks everyone for entering the “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” Giveaway, courtesy of Yoplait and MyBlogSpark!

Total Number of Entries: 8

Random Generated Number: 7

So the winner is… Kathleen Schmitz!

Congratulations Kathleen, I will email you for your shipping information.

I have another review and giveaway that I will be posting later today, so be sure to check back! 😀

Yoplait Greek Yogurt “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to sample the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt when the folks at Yoplait and MyBlogSpark offered to send me coupons for two free cups of Greek yogurt and a “Nourish Your Inner Goddess” gift pack.  Naturally, I was all over that one!  They have even offered to give one of my lucky readers the same gift pack, so read on! 😀

First, more on Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt (and yes, it’s gluten-free!):

With 12 grams of protein — twice that found in leading yogurts– new Yoplait Greek nourishes from the inside out. Available in four delicious flavors, Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain, the brand´s newest offering has a unique thick and creamy texture with the unmatched taste expected of Yoplait.

To celebrate its new Greek yogurt and to encourage women to nourish their inner goddess, Yoplait has teamed up with actress Izabella Miko, who plays Greek Goddess Athena in the epic adventure new Warner Bros. Pictures´ and Legendary Pictures´ film “Clash of the Titans,” in theatres April 2 in 3D.

I love Greek Yogurt and it’s all I eat. Chobani is my personal favorite so keep that in mind (if you’re a Chobani fan, you know what I mean).  I’ve only tried the strawberry flavor of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt thus far, and I thought it was okay.  It is thick and creamy, just not as “velvety smooth” as the Chobani (if that makes sense).

The Yoplait Greek Yogurt is not a “fruit on the bottom” style of yogurt, so there are no fruit pieces in it.  My kids have not taken to “textured” yogurt yet, so this was right up their alley.  The sugar content of the strawberry flavor was a little high for me though, at 18 grams (which is why I usually just eat plain Greek yogurt and my own add fresh or frozen fruit and a fiber supplement to it).  I haven’t been able to find the plain variety of Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt yet, but will try it as soon as I do!

“Nourish Your Inner Goddess” Giveaway

Yoplait and MyBlogSpark have given me a “Nourish Your Inner Goddess Giftpack” to giveaway to one of my readers!

I love the bath wrap and it is perfect for those days when my guys are gone doing “boy things” and I actually have time to relax with a hot cup of my favorite Pomegranate White Tea and give myself a pedicure!

How do you like to “Nourish Your Inner Goddess?”

To enter this giveaway, simply leave your reply in a comment box!

I will pick a winner using a Random Number Generator on Monday, April 19th, 2010.

Good Luck! 😀

If you are interested in trying Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt today, you can click here for a downloadable coupon to save 30¢ on one cup of the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt.

Easy Lunchbox System Winner and A Few Lunchbox Ideas

WOW! What an amazing giveaway this has been! It is nice to know that I am not alone in my struggle to come up with creative lunchbox meals for my boys… and my quest to find the “perfect” lunchbox solution! I had a lot of fun this weekend cleaning out all of our old lunchboxes, containers with missing lids, etc., etc. and taking them to Goodwill.

It was L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.N.G.!

I now have a nice little stack of 8 Easy Lunchbox Containers (I ordered another set plus 2 more lunchboxes!) that stack so well together and take up very little space.

Priceless. 😀

Okay, so it is time to announce the winner!

There were 251 entries after I tallied up all the bonus entries (THANK YOU!! I so deeply appreciate all your efforts, we loved reading everyone’s comments and we got some GREAT lunch ideas!). I used a Random Number Generator to pick the winner and that winner is…

Jen Hadley!!!!

Congratulations Jen, you FINALLY won one of my giveaways! 🙂 I will email you to get your shipping information and your color choice for a lunchbox.

For everyone else, don’t forget to visit Jasmere.com tomorrow, March 30, 2010 and order the Easy Lunchbox System for up to 70% off!! Jasmere is really cool concept, check it out here (be sure to watch the short video too)!! The Easy Lunchbox System will be featured for just 24 hours!!

I want to order more to keep on hand and give as gifts!! I plan on getting my “Tweet On” and posting all over Facebook to help drive the price down for EVERYONE! Wanna join me? 😉

The bees are little cupcake picks that I found at the store where I have been taking my cake decorating classes, a fun way to keep “meat roll-ups” from coming undone!

Sam and Luke love the Chocolate Greek Yogurt by Stonyfield Farms, click here for Stonyfield Farms gluten-free product list.

The monkey is an icepack that I found at Walmart.

Yogos are one of those “once in a blue moon” treats I get for the boy’s lunchboxes, I think this is only the second box I have bought this school year. I could never imagine sending one of these in their lunch every day, they maybe get one a month.

13 Grams of Sugar!!! And there are not a lot of Yogos per package either:

31 Yogos = 13 grams of sugar. How much is 13 grams of sugar? According to Dr. Robyn Silverman, 13 grams of sugar is equal to 3 1/4 TEASPOONS!!

That, my friends, is 3 1/4 teaspoons of sugar. The same amount in one package of Yogos, OYE, I think I need to sit down! Seriously, I am a college graduate so I do have some smarts about about me but holey moley, I had no idea! This just makes me mad, sad and embarrassed at the same time! Maybe I should take these photos off and pretend I didn’t just send my sons to school with this junk! 😉

I realize my tangent is running a little long so I will pass over the partially hydrogenated oil and the common food colorings but check this out on Carmine Coloring. Ewww! Here’s a funny article on Carmine Coloring which I think I will be reading to Sam tonight to see if I can persuade him to drop the Yogos, LOL! Ever notice that if you can trick your kids into “making the decision,” then they don’t fight you on the matter?? I am a BIG fan of Reverse Psychology! 😉

Sam saw these one day when we were in Target and mentioned that a classmate took these in his lunch sometimes. Naturally, Sam wanted to know if he could have them too and sure enough, the Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn by Frito-Lay is gluten-free!

One last thing before signing off… did you get a chance to see Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution, airing on Friday nights on ABC?  Well, if you missed it like I did, you can watch the first two full episodes here, then set your DVR to record it!! Also, you can sign Jaime’s Food Revolution Petition by clicking the picture below!

Also be sure to check out Jaime’s “Get Cooking” page for some great looking recipes and tips for setting up your own kitchen!

There is also a great page for schools with advice, menu plans and even some free downloadable “stickers” for motivating kids!

I love it!

Easy Lunchbox System Review and Giveaway

I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how thrilled I am with this lunchbox system!!

Before I go into the specifics of the Easy Lunchbox System though, I need to vent. 😀

I kid you not, I am overflowing with lunchboxes and containers! I have never found a “one size fits all” solution to packing the boys lunches for school. It’s hard enough to pack a regular lunch, but when you have to pack food for children with dietary restrictions, you are including not only lunch, but snacks too (and drinks). There have been times when I have had to send not one, but TWO separate lunchboxes for the boys, one for lunch and one for snacks and drinks! The lunchboxes are usually too small to hold several little containers, so I have to use baggies to make the food fit, which often leads to “smushed” sandwiches, broken chips, etc., plus you have to fit an ice pack in the lunchbox on top of it! Arrrggghhh!

Personally, I am not a huge fan of the Laptop Lunchbox system, I love the idea of it, but I have had issues with ours. There are too many pieces to keep up with and the containers are restrictive for what they can hold. It worked okay when Sam was in preschool with an itty-bitty appetite but he is a growing boy, with a growing appetite to boot. Plus, the Laptop Lunchbox and its containers were difficult for Sam and Luke to open on their own, I couldn’t fit one of our ice packs in it and you have to clip the beverage to the outside which doesn’t keep it cool and makes it awkward to carry. And they are expensive, at $37.99 for the Original System, which is what I have.

Earlier in the school year, I reviewed the Rachael Ray Meal Carrier. At the time, it was the best lunchbox I had found but that was before I started to make Sam the occasional GF Lunchable, which does not fit in the Rachael Ray Meal Carrier, so I had to use a different style of lunchbox to fit a GF Lunchable, and even then, I had to stick it in on its side so everything slid to the bottom. I still like the Rachael Ray Meal Carrier, but it has some limitations for me.

Packing the boys lunches had become an hour long process between making the food, searching for container pieces and finding the right size lunchbox to fit everything in! Not my idea of a good time! 😉 I won’t even mention what clutter does to my ADD mind.

A couple of weeks ago, I was searching the internet for a better solution and I happened upon the EasyLunchBoxes.com website. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Kelly sent me a complimentary lunchbox and a 4-pack of containers to test-drive and review on my blog. Let me just say this, as I am working on my “Spring Cleaning,” ALL of my former lunchboxes and their “pieces” are going to Goodwill! 😀

I am going to order 3 more lunchboxes (only $7.95 each) and one more set of containers ($13.95 for a set of 4 containers)!!

Kelly Lester is the BRILLIANT mom behind the Easy Lunchbox System (and my new hero!). Here is a little bit of information on Kelly:

KELLY LESTER is the owner, creator, and mom behind Easylunchboxes.com. During the last two decades she has been an entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three. She is also an actress and singer.

Easylunchboxes.com was born out of Kelly’s innate ability to do things efficiently while on a shoestring budget, and her desire to send her daughters to school with simple, healthy food, with little to no extra packaging or ingredients. Her past struggle with weight control inspires her to teach and model healthy eating habits for her children, and has fueled her dedication to always send them off to school with a great lunch. Kelly’s healthy lifestyle was recently featured on MOM TRENDS.

Kelly combined her self taught business-savvy with her natural inclination to think “what would other parents want?” — to develop the perfect lunchbox system. She is thrilled and proud to share her Easylunchboxes and lunch bags with other families who will benefit by their simple design, great price, and amazing functionality. Additionally, by promoting the waste-free lunch movement, EasyLunchboxes.com is helping the planet one lunch box at a time.

Kelly has been married to actor Loren Lester since 1988. They live in Woodland Hills, CA with their three daughters, Jenny, Lily, & Julia, and their dog, Albany.

For more on Kelly, click here.

There are currently 5 colors of lunchboxes to choose from. It would be cool to see pink or another “girly” color come available. 😉

4-pack of Containers.

In case you are wondering (like I did) if these are made of a similar material to the GladWare containers (that tend to warp), the answer is no. The Easy Lunchbox containers are of much higher quality, because they are a harder plastic (but no fear…they are BPA-free! See the FAQ section below for more info on the plastic used).

Note: If you order a set of these (or are the winner of this giveaway) be sure to unpack the containers carefully. They arrive stacked together and tightly packed. Be patient and separate them slowly so they don’t crack (like one of mine did). If I had taken the time to read the note in the package beforehand, I would have KNOWN that, but I was just like a child on Christmas morning when the box arrived! 🙂

Sam is starting to think these are “cooler” than the GF Lunchable! I think I smell a “mommy victory” in the air! 😉

A few FAQS on the Easy Lunchbox System:

What are the dimensions of the Lunch Container?
9.48 x 6.1 x 2

What are the dimensions of the Lunch Bag?
9 x 6.5 x 6.5” (the sides flex out a bit to hold the container securely and without wiggle room, ensuring that the container does not shake around in the bag, thereby keeping the food stabilized).

Are your products food safe?
We are very proud of our products’ safety ratings. We have ensured that all the materials used in our containers and bags are food and child safe and even pass strict FDA requirements! Easylunchbox products contain NO Lead, Vinyl, PVC, Phthalates, or Bisphenol A (BPA). Click HERE for more about our product safety info.

Are the containers safe to use in the microwave?
Our plastic containers are FDA-approved for microwave use. They are made with the highest grade polypropylene plastic (#5), a plastic that does not leach any BPA or Phthalates when heated or cooled. More info here.

Can I wash the containers in the dishwasher?
Absolutely! However, keep them away from the heating element.

For more FAQs, click here.

Check out this video:

The EasyLunchBoxes.com website has a great page called “Neat Ideas,” and I have gotten quite a few of them to use for Sam and Luke’s lunches.

Gallery of Yummy Lunches

Lunchmaking Hints and Tips

Links to Great Easy Lunch Recipe Ideas

Gallery of Creative Lunchbox Tags (there are some great ideas for lunchbox tags, which can be extremely useful for food allergy kids, see below).

We received the Easy Lunchbox System just as the boys went on Spring Break, so today is the first time Sam is actually taking it to school. Over the break though, they were very excited to eat every single meal out of them! Below are a few photos of different meal ideas, but first I want to point out the lunchbox tag feature.

This tag was issued by Sam’s school at the beginning of the year. I was inspired by the “Gallery of Lunchbox Tags,” so I am going to make some new tags for Sam. I will post pictures of those once I get them made. I love that this lunchbox has a ready-made hole for the tag, it has been tricky to clip this on some of the lunchboxes we have.

I am Bafoodled with all the room in this lunchbox!

Sam is at school from 8:30 – 4pm (including after school programs), then he has a 45 min. commute home so it is imperative that I send plenty of snacks in addition to lunch and drinks. I love that they all fit in this lunchbox, with room to spare!!

Over the break, I packed two meals (plus drinks and snacks) in one lunchbox, to send with the boys during a visit with Nana and Papa.

Sweet FREEDOM from my former Lunchbox Madness! 😀

The boys love to dip potato chips in Egg Salad, go figure!

We tried some Nutella over the break and Luke liked dipping his apples in it. My boys love the Boar’s Head Reduced-Sodium Turkey, but absolutely WILL NOT eat it as a sandwich, so I just do turkey rolls.

We went to see Walking With Dinosaurs over the break (VERY COOL show!!), so I made a quick and easy chicken nugget meal for the boys to eat in the car on the way.

This was for St. Patrick’s Day, the picks in the turkey rolls are cupcake picks that I re-purposed!

I made this Veggie Mac and Cheese using Tinkyada’s GF Vegetable Spirals that I buy on Amazon, and the White Cheddar Powder that I get from Frontier Co-op. I threw in some frozen mixed veggies (attempting to “hide” them among the colors of the pasta. They caught on to me, but ate it anyway). The hot dog is Applegate Farms Organic Grass-Fed Beef Hot Dog that I stuck on a chopstick. The boys also really like Glutino’s Pretzel Sticks stuck in a piece of cheese! BTW, have you heard about Glutino’s Chocolate and Yogurt-Covered Pretzels that are coming out soon?? YEA!! Sam used to love those Yogurt Covered Pretzel Flipz before going gluten-free. I am also working on making my own GF “Hostess” Cupcake but with a healthy twist (sneaking healthy stuff in the batter). The recipe is not ready yet, but hopefully soon!

Would you like a chance to “test-drive” the Easy LunchBox System?

For a chance to win a FREE Lunchbox (color of your choice) and Container Set, courtesy of EasyLunchBoxes.com:

Reply with a comment to this post about some of your favorite lunchbox ideas!

For a chance to earn multiple entries, do one (or all) of the following:

  • 1 Bonus Entry: Tweet about this contest and be sure to include a link to this post and include @adventuresgfmom in your Tweet.
  • 5 Bonus Entries: Blog about this giveaway in a blog post and include a link back to this post.

And one for some shameless self-promotion…

  • 10 Bonus Entries: If you are the author of a blog and add me your Blogroll (please and thank-you) 😀

Send me an Email at heidikelly13@gmail.com after completing the tasks for any bonus entries you qualify for.

I will use a Random Number Generator to pick the winner on Monday, March 29, 2010.

Good Luck!!

This giveaway is offered to US & Canadian residents only.

EasyLunchBoxes.com reserves the right to disqualify a winner if they have won and received product from EasyLunchBoxes.com within the past 6 months.

I’ve had a few things come up, so I will be taking the week off from blogging to attend to some personal matters, but will be responding to comments and emails daily ! 🙂


The No Biggie Bunch Sports-Tastic Birthday Party Winner…

Thanks everyone for entering this giveaway for a great book by The No Biggie Bunch!

And the winner is…

Suzette Reagan!! Congratulations Suzette! I will email you for your shipping information. 🙂

“The No Biggie Bunch” Book Review and Giveaway!!

Recently, while I was “tweeting” (on Twitter) about Sam going through some social “celiac growing pains,” I got a tweet back from @NoBiggieBunch about a book series for children called “The No Biggie Bunch.” Intrigued, I went to the website and checked it out. I got excited because it appeared as though the book series addressed the very topics I was trying to work through with Sam!

The No Biggie Bunch book series, co-authored by Kerry McManama and Heather Mehra is about a group of kids, who (all but one) have a different food allergy:

Greta: “Allergic” to Gluten (Yes, the authors know that celiac disease not an “allergy,” but this is the best way for kids to understand the concept. Six-year-olds can have a hard enough time saying “autoimmune disease,” let alone trying to EXPLAIN it! 😉 Besides, many other groups of kids are on the gluten-free diet for reasons other than celiac disease, so the term “allergy” is a simple, all-inclusive term to get the point across.).

Scotty: Allergic to Soy,

Paige: Allergic to Peanuts,

Davis: Allergic to Dairy,

Elliott: Allergic to Egg,

Natalie: No Food Allergies.

Here is a summary from The No Biggie Bunch Website:

The No Biggie Bunch is a diverse group of kids who handle the social challenges of food allergies with poise and panache.

The adventures of Davis, Natalie, Paige, Elliot, Scotty and Greta are neither technical nor medical. Their stories are meant to act as springboards for conversation among children, parents, teachers, friends and family members.

The No Biggie Bunch doesn’t speak about limitations or medications. They focus on allergen-free celebrations and smart preparation.

Focus on Fun and all you can do and pretty soon, you will be saying “No Biggie” too.

Kerry sent me a complimentary copy of the Sports-Tastic Birthday Party book to read with Sam then review on my blog. When the book arrived, the first thing Sam noticed were the illustrations by Michael Kline. Sam loved the animated characters, the bright colors, and of course the fact that the story involved sports!

We sat down to read the book and I was pleased to see that the story is simple enough that a beginning reader (like Sam) can actually read the story with just a little bit of assistance (which I think made Sam like the book even more!).

The Sports-Tastic Birthday Party is about “The No Biggie Bunch” having fun at Scotty’s birthday party. The book opens with the kids playing a game of soccer at Scotty’s party then moves to issue at hand… cake time. The story details how the kids each handled their individual allergies when it came time for the cake. Each of the characters in the book took turns showing their friends what each of them brought for their treat. The treats weren’t just gluten-free, peanut-free, etc. versions of cupcakes either, they brought other types of treats as well! Sam really took to that idea and thought he would like to take something different to a future party as well! We sat there are talked about all the different possibilities, like Surf Sweets Gummy Worms! I was so excited to see Sam take some control over his gluten-free diet!! 😀

This is a very inclusive concept for a food allergy book.  The kids are not only diverse in their food allergies, but ethnically, racially, and gender differentiated as well.  In a way, the food allergies are presented as just another “difference” that we all have, whether we are boys or girls, black or white, allergic or not.  Again and again we see that all of it is “No Biggie!” I would love to see another book along these lines, but addressing how a single allergic child copes at a birthday party with non-allergic kids, which probably happens more often than not. I think the authors have come up with a great premise, that the food part of the party is “no big deal,” fun and friendships are the priority.  I also like that the book is simple. It is easy for children to read and understand the overall point. I think the The No Biggie Bunch book series can be a great way to inspire food allergic children to come up with their own ways of navigating social situations that involve food.

There are multiple take-aways from this book for parents like us who are confronted with this all the time.  First and foremost, this is a great book for your allergic kiddo, it helped Sam to realize that he is not alone on this journey (even if it seems so at times). Second, at least one of these books should bought and donated to your child’s class on the first day of school (a very well spent $15, if you ask me), I’m actually going to buy all four and donate them to Sam’s School Library.  I think most teachers would love to read a book like this to their class with great pictures, lots of sight words, and a compassionate story.

There are currently four books in the series, each retailing for $14.99:

Kerry McManama has graciously offered me a copy of the Sports-Tastic Birthday Party to give to one of my readers! WOO-HOO!!

To enter for a chance to win a free copy of The No Biggie Bunch’s Sports-Tastic Birthday Party:

First, leave a comment to this post about how you and your child “creatively cope” with birthday parties when it comes to cake and ice cream (even pizza). I have shared some of my own ideas in previous blog posts, but I am always looking for new inspiration!

Second, You also need to do at least one of the following (but I encourage you to do them all, especially the first one to help our kiddos!!):

Food allergies are a big deal, but living with them doesn’t have to be.

We will employ the creative coping concepts, great attitude & ready response The No Biggie Bunch is known for on the page & bring it to life – in an animated film!

Food allergies in children continue to rise and the fear of the unknown grows with it. Kids with food allergies learn & adjust quickly, but it’s their peers and other parents, teachers & family members that need to be educated.

Our goal is to produce a film to be distributed to all grade schools in the U.S., becoming a vital part of every school health program. School children can bring home their new knowledge and communication techniques, share it with their families & start the food allergy safety conversation.

Although the film will cover serious medical content, it will be delivered on a kid’s level. Education through entertainment – it’s the No Biggie Bunch way!

Bonus: A reasonably priced, downloadable iTunes version.

Using a Random Number Generator, I will pick the winner next Friday, March 12, 2010.

Good Luck (and vote for the No Biggie Film Project!!!) 😀

Mixes from the Heartland Giveaway Winner

Time to announce the winner for another great giveaway, a 6-pack of mixes from Mixes from the Heartland!

I used a Random Number Generator to pick the winner and that person is…

Tai!!

Congratulations Tai! I will email you for your shipping information! 😀