Bizz & BooBoo

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Eck – but it’s yummy… October 25, 2011

Filed under: Food,Giveaways,Healthy Living — bizzandbooboo @ 12:32 am
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ECK = Eggs, Cheese & Ketchup on toast or bread (think BLT, but not). Bizz (my 4 year old son) loves an ECK sandwich, so does BooBoo (my 1 year old daughter) – but hers never really stays together as a sandwich when she tries to eat it. And I am happy to feed it to them because it is super healthy – IF made with the right ingredients.

What it is NOT made with is store-bought white eggs from CAFO raised chickens, processed slices of individually wrapped cheese, Wonder bread and Heinz ketchup.

What it IS made of is Pasture Raised Organic eggs from healthy happy chickens that we purchase weekly at the farmer’s market, and we are lucky enough to visit where they come from once a month or so at Chaffin Family Farms. Raw milk cheese that I purchase through a cheese buying club at our local Weston A Price Foundation. And bread from a local bakery, Miller’s Bakehouse, that is created in the old-world fermentation style! Oh – and the ketchup is a homemade fermented recipe from the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook!

Why does it matter?

EGGS – If you have never seen them side by side (and your budget allows) go get a store bought egg and an egg from a pasture raised chicken – break them open in bowls next to each other and notice the difference. The store bought egg probably has a pale yolk and very runny white. The pasture raised egg has a bright orange and larger yolk and the white seems to stay together in a circular glob. This equates into the simple fact that pasture raised chickens have more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins E & A and higher amounts of folic acid and B12 then their conventionally raised counterparts. And this means – they make YOU and YOUR KIDS more healthy!!!

CHEESE: Processed cheese is jut plain bad – who wants a product that has been processed, denatured and had who knows what added to it – only to be put back together in perfect little slices between sheets of plastic – Bleh, not us 😦 I much prefer cheese produced from local raw milk and guaranteed to be free from added hormones, antibiotics, gums and artificial ingredients.

BREAD & KETCHUP – While they are very different, the similarity is that conventional store-bought versions of both of these items are filled with artificial ingredients, HFCS, and a lot of words I can’t pronounce and don’t know what they even are. I like my bread to have about 4-10 ingredients that I can read and I like to make my ketchup at home.

Think of your kids favorite quick snack – fruit snacks, string cheese, goldfish, boxed mac & cheese – how can you make these unhealthy snacks turn healthy – and still be quick, convenient, frugal and most importantly more healthy for your children? I challenge you to find a solution.

Before our ECK sandwiches I admit my son ate more than a few sandwiches made with white bread, processed white american cheese and store-bought ketchup. The funny thing is – even he enjoys the new ECK sandwich better 🙂

*Side note on frugality – many of these “healthy real-food” items are MORE expensive then the conventional ones – BUT, you WILL be saving your family money in the long run because you will have healthier, happier children!!

~Jesse

*Shared on The Nourishing Gourment Pennywise Platter 10/27/2011!

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Some giveaways to share:

Headchefs Cooking Adventure Book – Sweeps4Bloggers – ends 10/25

Blanchard’s Coffee – Sweeps4Bloggers – ends 11/4

 

Giveaways & Discount Codes 10/13! October 13, 2011

Filed under: Giveaways,Weekly Linky — bizzandbooboo @ 12:35 pm
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Here is the weekly when I get a chance giveaway links post!

Let me know if you win anything, it will make me smile

Giveaways! (If you would like your giveaway added next week please contact me!)

As always good luck, it is just too much fun to win stuff 🙂

And here are some more coupon codes/special deals that I’ve found to share with all of you! Hopefully it may be a code you can use for something you want or need! Here they are:

  • landsends.com – $10 off purchase of $50 or more + free shipping. Expires 10/15/11. CODE: SIMPLE11   PIN:6212
  • JustKidCostumes.com – 10% off purchase. Expires 10/16/11 – CODE: BLOGGER10
  • j.jill.com – $25 off purchase of $100 or more. Expires 10/31/11 – CODE: MM1011
  • crazy8.com – 20% off purchase. Expires 10/31/11 – CODE: 11XQ6HRLM289724
  • Prairie Moon Nursery – $10 off orders of $50 or more. Expires 11/1/11 – CODE: FALL2011

~Jesse

PS – Vote for me through Picket Fence Blogs daily by clicking the “We’re on the Fence” button to your right! This will help get my blog out to more people and hopefully help me start to host more giveaways! Thanks!!

Disclaimer statement: Most of these giveaways I post about I am able to gain extra entries in return to increase my chances of winning. All opinions and the decision to share the links are my own! I am not being paid to share the promo codes and I have not even been in contact with these companies, I just have gotten these codes in the mail, online or in magazines I have been perusing and thought I’d share :)

 

Giveaways & Discount Codes 9/24! September 24, 2011

Here is the weekly giveaway links post!

Let me know if you win anything, it will make me smile

Giveaways! (If you would like your giveaway added next week please contact me!)

Sorry I don’t have many to share this week – it’s been a busy week.

As always good luck, it is just too much fun to win stuff 🙂

And here are some more coupon codes/special deals that I’ve found to share with all of you! Hopefully it may be a code you can use for something you want or need! Here they are:

  • Coldwatercreek.com – $25 off purchase of $100 or more. Expires 9/30/11 – CODE: NZA7266
  • landsends.com – $10 off purchase of $50 or more + free shipping. Expires 10/15/11. CODE: SIMPLE11   PIN:6212
  • JustKidCostumes.com – 10% off purchase. Expires 10/16/11 – CODE: BLOGGER10
  • j.jill.com – $25 off purchase of $100 or more. Expires 10/31/11 – CODE: MM1011
  • crazy8.com – 20% off purchase. Expires 10/31/11 – CODE: 11XQ6HRLM289724
  • Prairie Moon Nursery – $10 off orders of $50 or more. Expires 11/1/11 – CODE: FALL2011

~Jesse

PS – Vote for me through Picket Fence Blogs daily by clicking the “We’re on the Fence” button to your right! This will help get my blog out to more people and hopefully help me start to host more giveaways! Thanks!!

Disclaimer statement: Most of these giveaways I post about I am able to gain extra entries in return to increase my chances of winning. All opinions and the decision to share the links are my own! I am not being paid to share the promo codes and I have not even been in contact with these companies, I just have gotten these codes in the mail, online or in magazines I have been perusing and thought I’d share :)

 

Giveaways & Discount Codes 9/17! September 17, 2011

Here is the weekly giveaway links post!

Let me know if you win anything, it will make me smile

Giveaways! (If you would like your giveaway added please let me know!)

Continuum Games Family Night: Being Frugal & Making It Work – ends 9/19

 

 

 

 

Guilt Free Snacks: Two Belles Fitness – ends 9/23


Shannon Miller Lifestyle Exercise DVD’s: Mommy & Me Giveaways – ends 9/24

Customized Girl $25 Gift Card: Mommy & Me Giveaways – ends 9/24

Mommy Loves T-shirt: Mommy & Me Giveaways – ends 9/24

Seagate GoFlex Slim: Mommy & Me Giveaways – ends 9/25

As always good luck, it is just too much fun to win stuff 🙂

And here are some more coupon codes/special deals that I’ve found to share with all of you! Hopefully it may be a code you can use for something you want or need! Here they are:

  • Barnes & Noble – 30% off list price. Expires 9/19/11 – CODE: N7V4NE3P
  • Gymboree –  20% off entire purchase. Expires 9/20/11 – CODE: 11GB96LFF380331
  • JustKidCostumes.com – 10% off purchase. Expires 10/16/11 – CODE: BLOGGER10
  • crazy8.com – 20% off purchase. Expires 10/31/11 – CODE: 11XQ6HRLM289724
  • Prairie Moon Nursery – $10 off orders of $50 or more. Expires 11/1/11 – CODE: FALL2011
  • Disney Movie Rewards – The email update that went out Monday 9/12/11 has a link for 5 free bonus points in your Disney Movie Rewards, if you haven’t checked it yet – don’t forget!

And my favorite recent win was this signed copy of Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking!! I Love It 🙂

Have a rockin’ day!

~Jesse

PS – Vote for me through Picket Fence Blogs daily by clicking the “We’re on the Fence” button to your right! This will help get my blog out to more people! Thanks!!

Disclaimer statement: Most of these giveaways I post about I am able to gain extra entries in return to increase my chances of winning. All opinions and the decision to share the links are my own! I am not being paid to share the promo codes and I have not even been in contact with these companies, I just have gotten these codes in the mail, online or in magazines I have been perusing and thought I’d share :)

 

Giveaways 9/3! September 3, 2011

Filed under: Giveaways,Weekly Linky — bizzandbooboo @ 10:10 am
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Here is the weekly giveaway links post!

Let me know if you win anything, it will make me smile 🙂

Ends today:

Five Star Publications Free Books for a Year – Sweeps4Bloggers

Tropical Traditions Laundry Detergent – Covenant Homemaking

Ends this week:

Set of 3 Kidz Bop Books – Sweeps4Bloggers – Ends 9/4

$50 Handbago Gift Certificate – Young Trendsetter – Ends 9/7

Care Bears Share Bear Shines DVD – Sweeps4Bloggers – Ends 9/11

Tropical Traditions Lip Moisturizer – Broken TeePee – Ends 9/15

Udderly Smooth – Smile A Day – Ends 9/16

As always good luck, it is just too much fun to win stuff 🙂

I also wanted to share this week some of the many things I have won since I started entering blog giveaways about 1-2 months ago! I have seriously been amazed at how many times I have won, on giveaways with tons of entries and some with very low entries!  I highly encourage you if you have a little time on the computer each day to enter some giveaways – you just might WIN!!

I didn’t even know about blog giveaways until I started following a couple real food bloggers early this year and in between their regular posts I saw some giveaways. At first I just ignored them, I never win. Then I decided to enter one or two.

And I WON – two bags of organic, sprouted wheat flour ($41) value. This is something I would never be able to afford to buy, but was so excited to win! I won this from Cheeseslave (an awesome real-food blogger that you should check out!

And here are some other great things I have won over the past 2 months or so and where I have won them 🙂

I recently won this absolutely ADORABLE tie shirt from Brandi Panning’s etsy shop – Pannaz! I won it on the blog Smile A Day Giveaways!! The win was for a tie onesie but after emailing Brandi she was more than happy to make this tie shirt for Bizz, I am going to save it for a Christmas gift (unless an occasion comes up that I want him to wear it for!) Thank you Brandi for the awesome item and thank you Smile A Day for hosting the review and giveaway!!

These Wisharoo Park finger puppets were a 2nd place win on the Retro Housewife: The Remix blog! They are really cute, even my hubby was playing with them when opened the package – yet another one I am putting away for the kids for christmas 🙂

One of my favorites are these Glass Dharma Glass Straws that I won! The prize was for a $25 GC to Glass Dharma so I did have a little out of pocket cost, but I had been eyeing some glass straws for the past month or so and kept putting off spending the money – so it was the perfect win!! We have used them almost every day for smoothies! I won these through A Delicious Obsession!

And I won these yummy Tropical Traditions Coconut Chips for the Broken Teepee Blog!!

This is over $100 worth of prizes, and it’s only about half or less of what I have won… I will share more next week.

Once again thank you to all the blogs and sponsors who have offered these great prizes, I am so excited to have them!

~Jesse

PS – Vote for me through Picket Fence Blogs by clicking the “We’re on the Fence” button to your right! This will help get my blog out to more people! Thanks!!

Disclosure statement: Some of the giveaways I post about I am able to gain extra entries in return to increase my chances of winning. All opinions and the decision to share the links are my own!

 

Giveaways 8/27! August 27, 2011

Here is the weekly giveaway links post!

Don’t forget – One of my first giveaways for 250 Personalized Stickers from UPrinting ends tomorrow at 11:59pm PST – there are under 10 entries right now which means you have a very HIGH probability of winning if you enter. Go do it here NOW – make a comment – have fun!!

Let me know if you win anything, it will make me smile 🙂

Ends today:

Naked Binder $40 School Supplies – Sweeps4Bloggers

Wisharoo Park Duckle Dance $100 Prize Package – Sweeps4Bloggers

Ends this week or later:

If You Care Baking Set – Your World Healthy & Natural – ends 8/30

DaGeDar Toy Giveaway – Busy Mommy Media – ends 8/30

Pretend & Play Ice Cream Shop – Busy Mommy Media – ends 8/31

EO Shampoo & Conditioner – Your World Healthy & Natural – ends 9/2

PlasmaCar – Being Frugal & Making it Work – ends 9/13

As always good luck, it is just too much fun to win stuff 🙂

Also,

The Busy Women’s Guide to Surviving Motherhood Turns 2 in September! Help her celebrate with “A Giveaway Every Day”! During the HUGE REVIEW & GIVEAWAY EVENT You could win $25 in PayPal Cash, A Rock N Learn DVD Collection, The Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Spin Air Brush and a ton of other prizes!! Be sure to check in starting September 1 for your chance to WIN!!!

~Jesse

PS – Vote for me through Picket Fence Blogs by clicking the “We’re on the Fence” button to your left! This will help get my blog out to more people! Thanks!!

Disclosure statement: Most of these giveaways I post about I am able to gain extra entries in return to increase my chances of winning. All opinions and the decision to share the links are my own!

 

Uprinting 250 Personalized Stickers Giveaway – Ends 8/28 August 21, 2011

Filed under: Giveaways — bizzandbooboo @ 2:33 pm
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8/29/2011: The winner has been chosen via random.org!

Congrats to #9 – Megan C!

Thank you all for entering!

I usually don’t post on Sundays – but I was just contacted to host this wonderful giveaway and I am very excited to give you all the opportunity to win!

I have never actually used UPrinting.com before but I have seen the link many times and been intrigued by all they had to offer. Just hadn’t had the need or the chance to order anything to date. A few things I read on their site that I do like:

Vegetable / Soy-Based Inks

Did you know that UPrinting.com uses vegetable and soy-based inks with lower levels of VOCs than traditional petroleum-based inks to reduce harmful carbon emissions?  This helps protect both the environment and our employees!

Recycled Paper Types

Did you know that UPrinting.com offers paper options that contain up to 55% post-consumer recycled content? To top it all off, the remaining content comes from sources that practice sustainable forestry!
They have soooo much to offer – product templates, printing services, and of course personalized stickers like you can win in this giveaway!!
Prize Details:
  • 250 Personalized Stickers for One (1) Winner
    2″ x 3.5″
    70lb Label Matte, Front Only Printing, 4 Business Days Turnaround
  • Value: Approximately $40+

Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only. Winners of UPrinting giveaways are allowed to win only once over a six-month period – this will be verified through UPrinting.

Giveaway will run through Sunday 8/28 at 11:59pm PST! Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond.

How to enter:

Please leave a comment below for each entry (leave your email in your comment so I am able to contact the winner)!

  • Subscribe to Bizz & BooBoo Blog via email (located in the right sidebar)
  • Sign up at Giveawayblogs
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  • Vote for Bizz & BooBoo on Picket Fence Blogs (can be done 1x daily)

That’s it!!! As always please drop me an email if you have any trouble or have any questions on entering and good luck!!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive some personalized stickers for myself for hosting 🙂 All opinions are my own!!