Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Blissful Camping Journey Begins

Because of all the goodies I have been sharing and contests and giveaways I have been slacking on my other posts but I have LOTS to share! Over the next couple of weeks I have LOTS going on so I will be schedule-posting a lot of things and when I get back from fair week in a few weeks I will have many more posts to share. 

Special THANKS to every who entered the NuNaturals Giveaway!  I will be choosing 4 winners today and will announce them later today in a separate post!  

As you can see above I have something new to tell you about!  Yup!  We bought a camper!  We do have an older camper that is 'planted' up in the woods near my husband's family's land but that has been there since we bought it YEARS ago and will remain there.  This recent purchase is the one we will be 'babying'.  For the most part we will be storing it at the fair grounds and doing a lot of camping there.  Maybe next year we will branch out and take it places but for now we have a plan and that plan involved being at the grounds most of this year.  Hubby's on the fair board and I've been helping when I can.  Last night I stained a wishing well and over the weekend I stained a few decks near the Entertainment Office and Radio Booth.  Saturday there was a show and I worked the food booth, too!

Friday Night and again on Sunday I took Cricket with me over to the grounds.  She really enjoyed it.  Hubby's aunt/uncle's dog Abby was there and the two of them played a while.  Before going back on Sunday I took Cricket over to my parents house and she played with their dog Lexi.  She was quite active this weekend.  I took her into the camper for the first time and as you can see she approved!


The fair is less than 3 weeks away and it seems we are living and breathing everything fair!  Not only is Dale on the fair board we are there full time there for work that week, too!  One of the things I will be posting about is my adventures in mostly vegan food that week like I did last year but this year I will be there even more than previous years so I am sure I will have more to share this time around!  That and the music!  We have 4 concerts this year!  AND new to the radio booth we will have a prize wheel!  AND we always pass out 3 or 4 thousand Whirley Mugs and this year we will pass out about 300 bags of chips for free, too!  Yes...it will be a busy one!  OH!  And I almost forget...this year I will be Dale's co-host on the air each day! 

I'm sure I will have more pictures and posts from the fair grounds before, during, and after that week.  In the meantime I thought I would also show you a neat pic of one of the mushrooms I saw last weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

$70 NuNaturals Prize Pack Giveaway!


Since other giveaways have been going so well as of late...I thought I would give you another opportunity to win some goodies thanks to my friends at NuNaturals!

I will award ( 4 )  participants ( 1 ) one bottle of each of the Vanilla Stevia Liquid,  a 50 pkt box of NuStevia No-Carb Stevia Powder packets, PLUS a bottle of the New COCOA SYRUP, & a bottle of the New Mint Cocoa Syrup.  Each winner will receive all products PLUS A FREE BONUS PRODUCT.   Retail value of $70.00!!!!

This contest is open to ANYONE IN THE WORLD!  They will ship to any country but CAN NOT SHIP TO P O BOXES.

In order to qualify for this drawing PLEASE...
* "Like" NuNaturals on Facebook & Let me know in your comment that you did this
* Leave a comment on this post and include your email addy & country

Whether you win this contest or not they are extending a discount to anyone reading this!
DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on their website :  www.nunaturals.com can use DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG1215  upon check out and you will receive - 15% DISCOUNT on your ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  December 31, 2015

REMEMBER...there will be 4 winners for this giveaway and I will choose them on Monday, July 27th, 2015 - to be eligible you must do the actions mentioned above in BOLD. 
Thanks and GOOD LUCK!


 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Peppermint Water - Ah-HA Moment - and a WINNER!



First of all - I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the giveaway over the weekend for the Chocolate Covered Mulberries and the Chocolate Covered MacNut from Medicinal Foods!  The interest was OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Having said that...the winner of this delicious prize was...
LiberTEAs (aka Anne)
CONGRATS!!

Now...for the rest of my post today!  Ever had one of those AH...HA!!!  Moments?

Well, I had one recently when it came to the water you see here.  It's simple peppermint flavored water.  Those who know me - know I LOVE water and I LOVE peppermint!  I usually grab a bottle of this Metromint when it's on sale but last week I tried NuNaturals Peppermint flavored Stevia in filtered water and it tastes JUST LIKE IT!

All I did was use 2 drops of this NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia in a glass of water - so what is that - like around 10 ounces or so - it just 2 drops is all it takes!  The flavor was AMAZING!

I did do a taste test using 3 drops and I think you can start tasting the Stevia a bit more than the Peppermint.  But at 2 drops you are getting that subtle refreshing minty goodness without going overboard with the mint or the Stevia!

So just a little tip and trick from me here at My Blissful Journey!  And another simple way to use NuNatural's products in  your daily routine!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Contest: Chocolate Covered Mac Nuts & Chocolate Covered Mulberries!


Once again I want to THANK every one for participating in the Garden of Life Band giveaways last week and TODAY I have another giveaway to share with you!  This time around it's from my buddy Sky over at Medicinal Foods!  He's allowing me to giveaway a bag EACH of his Chocolate Covered Man Nuts and Chocolate Covered Mulberries!  Yup!  They are BOTH Vegan!

I haven't tried either of these products, myself, however, I have tried the following and LOVE them:

* Raw Chocolate Lovers Bar - I've tried 3 different flavors including the Jungle Peanut and they are AWESOME!!! (Read the Jungle Peanut Truffle Bar review)
* Their ever-popular Cacao Elixir - this is so versatile!
* Tonic Herbs: Womb Yin - Great for balancing hormones and other benefits, too!
* Tonic Herbs - Lotus Center "Spirit Tonic" - I like this, too, very calming!

Now...getting back to TODAY's Contest!  The two bags you see in the graphic above is what's at stake!  In order to be chosen as the winner you must leave a comment with your email addy in comments.  Open to US mailing addresses ONLY, please.  I will choose a winner on Monday the 20th.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Happy Mail This Week!

I'm super excited about the goodies that came in the mail both yesterday and today!  I got my latest shipment from The Raw Food World!  Check out the NEW Foods Alive Salad Dressings!  Woot!  I've had the Garlic Paprika before and LOVED it!  I can't wait to try the others on salads SOON!  I already sampled them by themselves and they are great!


Yes!  I was plum out of Nutritional Yeast which rarely ever happens!  Well, it did this time - so I stocked up on some!  I grabbed 3 of them!  I have also been sharing some of my nut butters while out with our Wildtree stuff on weekends at festivals and I usually bring my own food for snacking!  Well, I have a few others HOOKED on these Jem Organics Nut Butters so I got one of the Red Maca's for a friend and another for my sister as well as the Superberry Maqui Camu.

Also in that 2nd pic you will see Hemp Oil I got for another friend who has MS she's been taking it for pain and some Agave Powder jut because I was interested it working with it PLUS some Valerian Powder that I wanted to start using in evening tonics to help with sounder sleep.

In this next photo you will see I grabbed some Pineapple and Apricots!  The Pineapple is for a co-worker and I thought I would try using the apricots in dressings sauces, smoothies, and such.  Plus they all make great desk snacks to have at work or while on the run!

And speaking of snacks for work or on the go - check these bad-boys out!  Jumbo Figs!  A few Pro-Biotic Nuts, and even some Pili Nuts, too!  I hope to start working with Pili Nuts in the near future so be on the look out for that!

Then I FINALLY broke down and purchased some Purple Corn Flour.  TannyRaw was the one who pushed me over the edge on it.  It really contributes to the color and also can work as a thickener!  I have been in to TannyRaw's YouTube Channel the last couple of months!  I like her personality and positive outlook!


I've also been into Lisa Montgomery's books more lately, too, I have found myself referring back to them often so I decided to check out a few more of the ones she has her name on.

The Liquid Raw I can see myself using often I glanced thru nearly the whole thing last night already!  I'm thinking the Potluck one will come in handy, too!

And I will have to check out the Raw Challenge one when I am able to, too!

I have been interested in other detox books and some others from David Wolfe and I will keep you posted on that progress, as well!



There were a few things that were on back order from my last order that I got in the mail too!  2 Foods Alive Flavored Flax Crackers - I have had them before and LOVED them - they were on sale when I tried to purchase them before!

Then I got HOOKED on the Sprouted Trail Mix - Pineapple - but it has just the right amount of spice, too!  YUM!  And I have tried the other breakfast crusts before as you see in front in the last photo but not the Spirulina ones, yet, so I wanted to include those with that last order, too!

More WINNERS and More Pics!

Hi gang!  The 7 days of giveaways has come to a close and I have a few announcements to make...

1st Announcement...the winner of the MyKind D3 Vegan Spray was Deborah!

2nd Announcement...the winner of the GRAND PRIZE Prize Pack  of 7 additional Garden of Life Products was Ashley!

CONGRATS to you BOTH!

If you didn't win or even if you are new to my blog be sure to stick around because I have more contests and giveaways coming soon!  Including one later this week!

You are going to LOVE it!


Now...on to some pics!  These were taken this past Sunday I went over to my parents house and their neighbor wanted to see Cricket and snapped some pics and sent them to me.

Due to my job/title change I don't wear jeans as much anymore so it was nice to wear them over the weekend.  I was also sporting one of my many Bob Marley T-Shirts!

Cricket was playing SHY for some reason!  I also took her to the fair grounds for about an hour and one of the guys there called her The Cricket Monster.  I think I will be calling her that when she does her 'zoomies' around the house!

I will most likely have two posts today because I want to share some of the goodies I got in the mail yesterday and today.  So be on the lookout for that!

Thank you all for participating in the giveaways last week!  It was FUN!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Grand Prize Day! Have You Commented On ALL 7 Posts?


It's GRAND PRIZE DAY!
Have you commented on ALL 7 Posts?
Here they are one last time...


CONGRATS to Christine on being the winner of the Flax with Fruit and Ashley for winning the Raw Fiber!  Since yesterday was Sunday I will be drawing a winner for the MyKind Organics a bit later today so there is STILL time to enter!  

And speaking of there being still time to enter...make sure you commented on all 7 contests - even if we drew a winner for the daily prize!  If you were a winner of a daily prize you may still be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE....or it may be a completely NEW Winner, even!  Winners must have a US Shipping address, please.  Now for the GRAND PRIZE...the photo above will give you a visual but there's a list of what's in the actual prize pack...

* Dr. Formulated Organic Fiber
* Perfect Food Wheat Grass Powder
* Raw Meal - Spiced Chai
* Chia Seeds
* Organic Plant Calcium
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Chocolate
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Energy

What I LOVE about these products is...not only are they VEGAN but they are part of Garden of Life's No-GMO Campaign!  That's right...they are GMO free!  Non-GMO is wonderfully and clearly marked on each product!

So...if you want to win this HUGE Prize Pack be sure to comment on ALL 7 posts listed above.  Of course comments are welcome on this post, too!  And be sure to subscribe to my site for future contests and giveaways and posts!  I will be having one later this week for some tasty treats from Medicinal Foods!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

7th Day of VEGAN Giveaways! MyKind Organics D3 Spray


Today's the LAST DAY of the 7 days of vegan giveaways!  If you want to win TODAY'S Prize of what you see above leave me a comment but please keep reading, too, because I will be drawing a grand prize winner that will get 7 different products next week!

What I really LOVE is that these products are ALL on Garden of Life's No-GMO List! To learn more about their Non-GMO Project - click HERE.

AND...The grand prize that I will be choosing a winner for will take place after Monday, July 13th. The grand prize includes the following...

* Dr. Formulated Organic Fiber
* Perfect Food Wheat Grass Powder
* Raw Meal - Spiced Chai
* Chia Seeds
* Organic Plant Calcium
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Chocolate
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Energy

HOW DO YOU WIN?
If you would like to win TODAY'S PRIZE leave a comment below and I will choose one winner! 

*If you don't have a blogger profile please remember to leave me your email addy in the comment, too* 

If you would like to win the GRAND PRIZE - the Prize Pack - leave a comment on all 7 daily contests and I will choose a winner for the prize pack next week!  U.S. Shipping addresses only, please. AND YES...you are still eligible to win the prize pack if you won an individual prize! GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Day 6 SATURDAY'S Vegan Prize - Raw Organic Fiber!


I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!  I have 2 more prizes to give away!  One TODAY which is this huge TUB of Raw Fiber and tomorrow I will be giving away MyKind Organics D3 Spray so make sure you check back tomorrow for that!  If you want to WIN keep reading!!!

What I really LOVE is that these products are ALL on Garden of Life's No-GMO List! To learn more about their Non-GMO Project - click HERE.

AND...The grand prize that I will be choosing a winner for will take place after Monday, July 13th. The grand prize includes the following...

* Dr. Formulated Organic Fiber
* Perfect Food Wheat Grass Powder
* Raw Meal - Spiced Chai
* Chia Seeds
* Organic Plant Calcium
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Chocolate
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Energy

HOW DO YOU WIN?
If you would like to win TODAY'S PRIZE leave a comment below and I will choose one winner! 

*If you don't have a blogger profile please remember to leave me your email addy in the comment, too* 

If you would like to win the GRAND PRIZE - the Prize Pack - leave a comment on all 7 daily contests and I will choose a winner for the prize pack next week!  U.S. Shipping addresses only, please. AND YES...you are still eligible to win the prize pack if you won an individual prize! GOOD LUCK!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Vegan Giveaway Day 5 - Raw Organics Flax With Fruit!



TGIF friends!
It's day 5 of 7 for my week of giveaways and tod
ay's prize is Raw Organics Flax with Fruit!  I would love for you to win this prize and/or the prizes I will be giveaway Saturday and Sunday!  Be sure to check back over the weekend for those!

If you want to WIN keep reading! REMEMBER comment on all 7 posts to be eligible for the grand prize (even if we already drew a winner!)

The winner of the OPP Vanilla was JORDAN and the winner of the Raw Kombucha was Vegan Peace!  CONGRATS!!!

What I really LOVE is that these products are ALL on Garden of Life's No-GMO List! To learn more about their Non-GO Project - click HERE.

AND...The grand prize that I will be choosing a winner for will take place after Monday, July 13th. The grand prize includes the following...

* Dr. Formulated Organic Fiber
* Perfect Food Wheat Grass Powder
* Raw Meal - Spiced Chai
* Chia Seeds
* Organic Plant Calcium
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Chocolate
* OPP (Organic Plant Protein) Energy

HOW DO YOU WIN?
If you would like to win TODAY'S PRIZE leave a comment below and I will choose one winner! 

*If you don't have a blogger profile please remember to leave me your email addy in the comment, too* 

If you would like to win the GRAND PRIZE - the Prize Pack - leave a comment on all 7 daily contests and I will choose a winner for the prize pack next week! U.S. Shipping addresses only, please. AND YES...you are still eligible to win the prize pack if you won an individual prize! GOOD LUCK!