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Jord Wooden Watch and Jamberry Nail Wrap GiveAway!

Friday, November 7th, 2014 by Stephanie O'Dea

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This contest is now over. Thank you to all who entered! Winners will be notified via email. thank you again! steph

 

It’s Friday! We made it!!

Item #1  Jord Watch, a Wooden Watch — 1 Winner

I have a fantastic prize package today with 3 winners. I was contacted by Jord Watch a few weeks ago to test out a wooden watch. I don’t normally wear watches, but instead rely on my phone to tell

But part of my New Year’s Resolution for this past year (which is almost over, sigh) was to become “more of a grown-up”, and it appears that Real Grown Ups wear watches.

I love this watch. It’s bigger than something I’d pick out on my own, but that’s because I absolutely stink at knowing what works fashion-wise and what doesn’t. It’s absolutely PERFECT and classy and is definitely a Statement Piece. I needed to go get it sized at the watch place in the mall — and I’m glad I did that rather than fool around with a mini screwdriver on my own — the watch is super well-well made and I would have messed it up.

This is probably one of the nicest pieces of jewelry I own, outside of my wedding ring.

Paul, from Jord Watch has graciously agreed to give away a Jord Watch to one of you, too, so we can be Twinnies!

He said that a winner will receive a $129 gift certificate to pick out a watch and also receive Free Shipping.

steph watch

 

This is the one that I picked out, but their website has quite a few options. The gift certificate is for $129 though — if you’d like a fancier one, you’ll have to pay the difference.

If you are looking for a Holiday present for a special someone this year (or you are shopping for yourself, because HEY, you deserve something cool!) I’d highly recommend Jord Watch. The watches are so very well made, and are really very cool looking.

 

ITEM # 2 — Jamberry Nail Wraps Set — 2 Winners

As I mentioned up above, I’ve been trying to be More Grown Up this past year, which means at the ripe age of 38-in-three-weeks I need to really stop biting my nails when I’m nervous or anxious. It’s been a life-long habit, and one that I’m kind of embarrassed about.

I can go weeks at a time without biting, but then something happens and I forget and all of a sudden I’m spitting DNA out all over the living room.

Gee, Steph, that’s a lovely image…

ANYHOW, I get my nails done here and there for special occasions or for when I’m going to be on TV or doing some sort of food demonstration. Which really only means that 4 times a year or so my nails look decent.

ENTER Jamberry Nails.

These things are awesome. If you aren’t familiar, they are Nail Wraps that you attach to clean nails and then use heat (a hair dryer) to get them to adhere. FOR A SUPER LONG TIME.

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What I love about them is that I can be crazy rough on my hands and nails  (here I am after painting the upstairs bathroom):

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but the Nail Wraps stay on and stay looking great. I am definitely the type of person who chips her nails while getting into the car after paying to get them done.  I like that I can wash dishes, garden, open soda cans, etc. and at the end of the day the nail wraps still look pretty darn good.

And they are economical. One sheet of wraps costs about $15 and they are good for 2 manicures AND 2 pedicures, with a few extra strips in case you mess up or need a new one.

that is SUCH a super value.

AND THEY LAST FOR 3 WEEKS!

It’s wonderful!

The colors show up differently on your computer screen than they do In Real Life. My nails above are with Boysenberry — which on screen looks lighter than what it is — which is a perfect deep burgundy, which is awesome for fall.

My friend Jen is a Jamberry Consultant (you know Jen from A Year of Cocktails) and she is happily giving away 2 sets of Jamberry Nail Wraps for you today — each worth $15.

If you are a lucky winner, I’ll get you in touch with Jen to pick out your new wraps! If you aren’t a winner, but would still like to order the wraps, you should! They are fun and make fantastic stocking stuffers!

 

TO RECAP:

I have 3 winners that I will select randomly in 10 days — this means that this giveaway will run from today until Monday, November 17 at 5pm pacific.

The first winner randomly selected (I use a software program to pick the winner(s) ) will win a Jord Watch, and the second and third winners will receive a free manicure and pedicure from Jamberry Nail Wraps.

You may gain additional entries by sharing this GiveAway socially on your favorite channels (twitter, facebook, pinterest) —

 

I entered to win the @woodwatchs_com & Jamberry NailWraps @thecocktailady #giveaway on @StephanieODeaTweet: I entered @woodwatches_com & Jamberry NailWraps @TheCocktailady #givveaway  @stephanieodea http://ctt.ec/86Ugr+

 

THANK YOU, and have a SUPER HAPPY FRIDAY!!
–steph

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker and Lid Pocket GiveAway!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by Stephanie O'Dea

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This contest is now OVER. Thank you to all who entered! Winners will be contacted through email. Stay tuned for more fun stuff! — steph

 

 

It’s November, which means it’s time to get ready for the upcoming winter Holidays, and it’s time to get serious about gift-giving!

I have a fantastic giveaway for you today. I’ve written before how much I love the Hamilton  Beach Set n’ Forget slow cooker. It has all of the features I look for in a slow cooker: it’s programmable, it cooks evenly, the cooking steam/moisture stays in the pot instead of dissipating into the air, and it looks nice on the kitchen countertop.

and? it’s a great price. Amazon regularly sells the Set n’ Forget for about $45.

 

But that’s not all for this prize package! I also have a Lid Pocket to add to today’s giveaway. The Lid Pocket is a fantastic invention by my friend Vicky Braun. The lid pocket fits on most 3 to 6-quart slow cookers (it doesn’t currently work with the Ninja) and is designed to keep your kitchen countertop clutter-free and drip-free when scooping food from the pot. This is FANTASTIC if you entertain with your slow cookers the way I do. It’s always a challenge to figure out where to keep the lids!

The lid pocket sells on Amazon for $10, or you can order directly from LidPocket.com


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The lid pocket simply hooks on to the side of the pot and when you are ready to serve it snugly holds the lid in place. This is a wonderful gift for the slow-coookerer in your life that you think has EVERYTHING — chances are he/she NEEDS this new invention!!

 

I am happy to have partnered up with Hamilton Beach and Vicky from Lid Pocket to give away a prize package for you today of 1 Hamilton Beach Set n’ Forget, and 1 Lid Pocket to a lucky random winner.

To enter, simply leave a comment in the box below. I will randomly select a winner in 10 days — you have until

Thursday, November 13th (5pm pacific)

to win this contest, and I will allow multiple entries if you Tweet about this post or share on Facebook.

 

I entered to win the @HamiltonBeach and @LidPocket #GiveAway on @stephanieodea and you should, too! Tweet: I entered the @HamiltonBeach  @LidPocket #GiveAway via @StephanieODea. You should, too! http://ctt.ec/9p841+

 

 

Good luck, and thank you again to Hamilton Beach and Lid Pocket!

 

365 Slow Cooker Suppers and Totally Together Planner giveaway!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Stephanie O'Dea

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This contest is now over. Thank you to all who entered!!  More fun stuff is on the way. thank you for playing along!! — steph

The winners of this giveaway were randomly selected, and emails sent to:
Your 5 winners on “365 Slow Cooker Suppers and Totally Together Planner giveaway!” are:
1) joanne marion
2) MARSHA LUTHER
3) LeeAnn T
4) Davina Spafford Stuart
5) Dorothy Sparks

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Hello!!

 

We haven’t had a giveaway in pretty much forever and I wanted to get this page up and running with a giveaway in time for Mother’s Day.

I love Mother’s Day.

because I get a nap.

I’ve got a copy of my newest cookbook, 365 Slow Cooker Suppers and a copy of my household organizing planner, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life for a lucky winner.

okay, five.

I’ll pick five winners and each of the winners will get both copies of the books.

Don’t tell Adam. He seems to think I’m supposed to be making money instead of giving it away…..

whatever…. it’s (almost) Mother’s Day!

:-)

the nitty-gritty:

leave a comment with a legitimate email address so I can contact you if you win.

The winner will receive the books directly from Amazon, so you’ll need to have a valid US mailing address.

if you’d like to tweet about this, you should!

if you’d like to pin this, you should!

if you’d like to follow me on facebook and tell me I’m wonderful (kidding. but only sort of. ;-) ), you should!

I’ll randomly pick the winners at the end of the month (that’s April 30th, 5pm pacific).

 

I’ve missed you, and am glad to be giving stuff away again! More to come…… make sure to sign up to get the inside scoop on future giveaways.

xoxo steph

Review and Giveaway! “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Lisa

"Crazy About Chocolate" by Krystina Castella.  YUM!  Enter to win a free copy at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/11/13 - 12/18/13.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you so much for all of your comments!  The winner has been chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Nita!

I knew I would love this book as soon as I heard the title and saw the cover.  “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella is the perfect cookbook for that certified chocoholic in your life.

Krystina Castella is the author of “Crazy About Pies”, which I was lucky enough to review HERE.  Some of her other great books are “Crazy About Cakes”, “Crazy About Cookies”, “Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone”, “Booze Cakes” and “A World of Cake”.

There are some awesome recipes in here!

  1. Hand-Dipped Salted Caramels
  2. Chocolate Fudge
  3. Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish
  4. Mocha Cappuccino Mousse
  5. Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache
  6. Chocolate French Macarons
  7. Chocolate Fettuccini Pasta
  8. Black Forest Brownie Bites

YUM!

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 Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache

Krystina even explains how to prepare the perfectly decorated chocolate gift.  What a great idea for the holidays!

I need to tell you that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, however, many of the recipes can be made using gluten-free ingredients, just watch your labels!

You can purchase “Crazy About Chocolate” easily from Amazon.com and at bookstores near you!

I am happy to be able to offer one free copy for giveaway to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 11, 2013) until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

Thanks for checking in and good luck!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! DigiPals Carrier, Case and Cleaner for your Mobile Device

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Lisa

DigiPals Carrier, Case and Cleaner for your Mobile Device!  Enter to win one of these cute cases at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/10/13 - 12/16/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Trish!

Aren’t these little guys adorable?  They are DigiPals!  These cute microfiber cases keep your mobile device from getting scratched, while also giving your screen a good cleaning!

From the DigiPals website:

These cute mobile device companions feature a microfiber compartment fitted for most Smartphones, MP3 players and small point-and-a-shoot cameras on the market today.  While securely housed in the DigiPal with its zipper closure, users can clean their device’s screen by gently rubbing the DigiPal over the screen. The mobile device companions also feature an additional zippered compartment ideal for carrying essentials including school IDs, money, earbuds or lip balm. While designed with kids in mind, parents and teens will love cleaning and protecting their mobile electronics with these device companions, too.

DigiPals are fun and trendy animal designs kids will want to show off to all their friends. Our mobile device companions are the ideal accessory for protecting children’s devices in school bags, sports bags and purses, shielding phones and music players from kid’s hectic lives. DigiPals are machine washable to ensure users will continually be able to cuddle and clean their mobile device screens for years to come.

I love, love, love that DigiPals are machine washable!  I also love that there’s a zipper compartment to carry an I.D. and money.   I know that they are meant for kids, but I just may keep one of my samples for myself!  It would be perfect for when I go for a walk to the store!  ;-)

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DigiPals comes in four different animals, Penguin, Turtle, Monkey and Owl.  Check out this cute video!

 

You can purchase DigiPals easily on the DigiPalsUSA website.

 

I am happy to be able to giveaway one free DigiPal to one lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You can earn an additional entry by LIKING DIGIPALS ON FACEBOOK.

 

Please leave me an additional comment if you Like Digipals on FB so that I can count it!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Tuesday, December 10, 2013) until Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! “We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to Make” by Annabel Wrigley

Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Lisa

"We Love to Sew" by Annabel Wrigley would make a wonderful gift for the young sewer in your life! Enter to win a copy at StephanieODea.com.  Giveaway runs 12/9/13 - 12/16/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks for all of your comments!  :-)

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Sara L.!

If you are looking for a great book for that special young sewer in your life, I have just the book for you!

I am so excited about “We Love to Sew” by Annabel Wrigley!  I have been sewing since I was in my teens and my daughter joined sewing club at her school this year!  I can’t wait to give her this book and see what we can come up with!  :-)

The projects in this book are so cute!!!  The projects are rated “Easy Peasy”, “A Teeny Bit Challenging”, and “Take Your Time, Ask For Help”.    This book takes your young sewer from needle and thread sewing to machine stitching.  There is something for every skill level.

The instructions are detailed and easy to follow, with great photos that show every step.

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Olive Owl

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Cross-Body Handy Pouch

Aren’t they so adorable?  I want to run right out and buy some fabric!  :-)

You can check out Annabel Wrigley’s lovely blog, Little Pin Cushion Studio, for some more inspiration!!!

You can purchase “We Love to Sew” easily from Amazon.com!  It would make a lovely gift alone or together with some great fabric and some notions!

I am so excited to be able to offer a free copy of “We Love to Sew” to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Little Pin Cushion Studio on Facebook
  2. Following Annabel Wrigley on Twitter
  3. Following Annabel Lowe Wrigley on Pinterest

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!  :-)

 

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 9, 2013) until Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2 pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email!

Thanks so much and good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

Review and Giveaway! “Everyday Classics” by Alexa Croft

Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Lisa

"Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free" by Alex Croft.  Enter to win this great cookbook by Lexie from LexiesKitchen.com!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/6/13 -

Friday, December 13, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your nice comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Courtney!

 

You may already know Alexa “Lexie” Croft from her great blog LexiesKitchen.com.   Lexie began developing recipes to help her toddler son, who had intestinal and neurological issues.  She learned that he had food allergies and sensitivities and so she decided to change his diet to help him heal.  What she came up with are delicious, healthy meals, perfect for anyone needing to eliminate certain foods from their diets.

In her new book, “Everyday Classics”, Lexie shares “68 Tasty & Essential Recipes” that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free.   Her book is broken up into “Everyday Staples”, “Breakfast”, “Lunch & Dinner” and “Sweet Treats”, making it very easy to locate a recipe for any time of the day.

Along with the wonderful recipes are beautiful photos of every recipe!

 

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Oatmeal Cake

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Zuppa di Italiano

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Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie  (Mmmmm!)

More of the recipes in “Everyday Classics”:

  • No Dairy Nacho Cheese
  • No-Peanuts Butter
  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend
  • Pizza Crust
  • Scones
  • Sunday Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Loaded BBQ Potatoes
  • Teriyaki BBQ
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Spritz & Sugar Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Vanilla Cupcakes

I want to make so many of these recipes, starting with the Mug Cakes!!!  If you would like to see a sample of “Everyday Classics” on Lexie’s website HERE.

You can purchase “Everyday Classics” from Lexie’s Kitchen Store on Amazon.com.  This book would make a perfect gift for someone you love with food allergies, intestinal issues or neurological health challenges, such as Autism and ADHD.

I am so happy to be able to offer one free copy of “Everyday Classics” to one very lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lexi’s Kitchen on Facebook
  2. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Twitter
  3. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Pinterest

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Friday, December 6, 2013) until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to check out our giveaways!

Have a great weekend!

 

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! The Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder for Slow Cookers

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Lisa

Review and Giveaway!  The Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder for Slow Cookers!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/4/13 - 12/11/13.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments and entries!!!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Darlene S.!

Have you ever been cooking in your slow cooker, lifted the hot, drippy lid to stir or season your food, and not had a place to set the lid while you’re doing this?  It happens to me all the time.

Lid Pocket to the rescue!  This perfect little piece of plastic does a big, big job!

From the Lid Pocket website:

Product Description

  • Designed for use with slow cookers
  • Holds the slow cooker lid
  • Will accommodate most crock rims when the narrowest part of the rim is .75” or less
  • Fits 3-QT Round to 8-QT Oval Slow Cookers
  • BPA Free
  • Food and dishwasher safe
  • Built-in reservoir collects condensation
  • Stores inside the crock
  • Hands-Free solution when seasoning, stirring or serving
  • Fits the majority of slow cookers

 

They even have a nice little video on YouTube!

 

I couldn’t wait to try the Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder.  What a great idea!  It works perfectly!  I tried it while I was cooking some chili for dinner.

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I loved that when I set the lid in the Lid Pocket, it didn’t drip all over my countertop!

The Lid Pocket can be purchased easily on their website HERE.  This would make a great stocking stuffer for that slow cooker lover or could be paired with a slow cooker and a couple of Stephanie’s books for an awesome gift for that slow cooker newbie!  ;-)

I am so happy to be able to offer one free Lid Pocket to one very lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lid Pocket on Facebook.
  2. Following Lid Pocket on Twitter.
  3. Following Lid Pocket on Pinterest.

PLEASE LEAVE ONE COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 4, 2013) until Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

Best of luck to all!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Cyber Monday Giveaway!!! Enter to win ALL FOUR of Stephanie O’Dea’s Books!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Lisa

Cyber Monday Giveaway!!!  Enter to win ALL FOUR of Stephanie O'Dea's Books! Cyber Monday Giveaway!  Enter to Win ALL FOUR of Stephanie O'Dea's Books!

Monday, December 8, 2013.  This giveaway is over.  Thank you so much for your overwhelming response!  You make both Stephanie and I very happy!  :-)

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Teresa R.!  Happy Holidays and Enjoy!!!

It’s Cyber Monday!  If you are looking for some great books to give as gifts this year, don’t forget about Stephanie’s books!

The gift of  her “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow“,  “More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow” and her newest book, “365 Slow Cooker Suppers” would make that newlywed, busy mom or busy dad smile.   Stephanie’s slow-cooker recipes are so easy and delicious!    You won’t believe all the hot, comforting dinners you can make in your slow-cooker!

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Busy folks and those who are organizationally challenged (like me) will absolutely love “Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life“.  I personally, cannot live without this book!  Life is so much easier when you have a plan!  You can read my review of thi

s excellent book HERE.

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Please check out all four books HERE on Stephanie’s website.

I am so excited that Stephanie is offering one of each of her four books to one lucky giveaway winner!!!

To enter this great giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

 

You may garner extra entries by:

  1. Subscribing to Totally Together.
  2. Following @Stephanieodea on Twitter.
  3. Liking A Year of Slow Cooking on Facebook.

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH EXTRA ENTRY so that I can count you!!!  Thank you!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 2, 2013) until Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be contacted by email!

 

Good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

Review and Giveaway! “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” by Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Lisa

The book everyone is talking about!  Enter to win a copy of "The 21 Day Sugar Detox" by Dian Sanfilippo, BS, NC!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 11/27/13 - 12/4/13.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Lili!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

I’m very excited about today’s giveaway.  Everyone I know has been talking, tweeting and facebooking about this book!

At first, I thought that this probably wouldn’t be a good time to review “The 21 Day Sugar Detox”, by Diane Sanfilippo, with the holidays coming up and all of the yummy holiday food that goes along with this time of year.  Then I thought, what better time to review this book?  We will all know exactly what to do once the holidays are over!

Many people I know suffer from an addiction to sugar.  Full confessional: count me as one of those people.  I’ve been hooked on sugar and carbs ever since I can remember.  My biggest downfall is candy.  Even though I know it’s not good for me, I feel like I need to have something sweet during the day,  just to keep me going!

So, when I heard about “The 21 Day Sugar Detox”, I knew I had to check it out.

Does the name Diane Sanfilippo sound familiar to you?  Her first book, “Practical Paleo” is a 29-week New York Times Best Seller!  You can check out her website, Balanced Bites.

“The 21 Day Sugar Detox” has three different plans to help you lose your sugar cravings.  Each plan, or level, tell you what foods you should eat and what not to eat during your 21 day detox period.  You level is determined by taking a short quiz before you start the program.  Each level has it’s own meal plan with recipes for each of the 21 days.  There are even modifications for pescetarians, pregnant and nursing moms, those who are very active and need more carbohydrates, and modifications for those with autoimmune conditions.

The recipes look delicious!   There is definitely a lot of good things to eat on this plan.  Some of the recipes included are:

  • Pumpkin Pancakes with Vanilla Bean Coconut Butter
  • Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins
  • Mini Mexi-Meatloaves
  • Italian-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Seafood & Chorizo Paella

 

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  There are even some “Non-Sweet Treats” like Vanilla Bean Coconut Freezer Pops, Banana Coconut Ice Cream and Apple Cinnamon Donuts!

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You can purchase “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” easily on Amazon.com!

I am happy to be able to giveaway one copy of “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” to one lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Balanced Bites on Facebook.
  2. Following Balanced Bites on Twitter.
  3. Following Balanced Bites on Pinterest.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!  :-)

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, November 27, 2013) until Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Happy Hanukkah!

~Lisa