Our Patriot’s Dream {product review}

I have something special for you today!  

Do any of you try to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle?  Do you enjoy creating new items as a way to express yourself?

If so, you have something in common with Erin.  She is the owner over at Our Patriot’s Dream Farm.   I find this next part so fascinating about her family hobby farm.  They raise Pygmy goats and poultry. 

I say I’m fascinated because last summer my husband and I watched We Bought A Zoo.  Afterward we looked at each other and we both said ‘let’s buy a zoo!’   It was such a great movie and very heartwarming.  Every year we head to a nearby pumpkin patch to feed our favorite goats.  They are so much fun.  The kids love it!  Yep, it’s out there.  I’d love to buy a zoo! 

All the difficult, yet satisfying work that goes into running a family farm.  I find it to be such a great way of life.  I’ve often wondered how it would be if we didn’t have all this technology. 

What if we slowed things down and lived like they did in my grandma’s generation?  Less two income families, more eating at the dinner table, and less stuff.  All the while working toward a family goal like Erin and her family. 

My hat is off to her! 

She sent me some amazing things to check out.  

First of all, this beautiful etched glass.  It has a hummingbird and some flowers.  It’s just gorgeous.


The earrings are so beautiful.  Sorry for the super bright contrast on the paper. I wanted to be sure the specks of blue showed up just so.  I love these!!!   They can be worn with just about anything. 


The soaps!  Oh, the soaps.  This one below is my favorite.  I loved the butterfly one as well but I gave that to a friend.  She LOVES homemade items.  I just knew she’d love it.  The fragrance is unbelievable and it is so silky smooth.  A must try!!


Here is what she had to say about the soaps:  

‘With respect to the soap and lotions bars and lip balm, I love to cook, bake and try new things. When my oldest child turned up allergic to so many things, she could not even use baby oil. So I learned to make soap that would work for her, with no synthetic ingredients, harmful chemicals or preservatives.

When people learned I could do this well, they began coming to me with special requests for their own needs, like no coconut oil or other special requests for their personal health needs.’

I’ll be honest with you here.  I may have to order these!  One of my favorite items on the site!!  I bet you can’t guess why.  In case you are new here, I’ll give you a hint

Now for the most exciting part!! 

You have a chance to win.  Erin is giving away an etched glass, a pair of earrings, two soaps, and a lotion bar/lip balm combo.  An amazing basket of goodies!  

Enter below!

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Modern Greetings Second Honeymoon Contest {4}

Didn’t win yet?  Check out contest #4 from Modern Greetings.  


This time around it’s a video contest.  Check out the details below.  If  you are like me perhaps you don’t have a wedding video.  Oh, it’s a LONG story.  We have a few snippets here and there but not much else. 

If you don’t have one you can create one explaining your most memorable moment.  Be sure to share your entry and encourage your friends and family to vote! 

No need for fancy, schmancy videos so grab your cell phone or webcam to get started. 


Head over to the Modern Greetings facebook page to enter your video. 

Perhaps one day I’ll tell you the story of my disastrous wedding video.  Happy videoing!! 

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Resolutions to a Better You {Giveaway}

I’m excited to bring you an amazing opportunity to win.  I’m not sure if you follow me on Facebook or not but back in October I actually won a $500 American  Express gift card through a blog.  I’m proof that it does happen!!!   You can see more about that here & here! 

I was so excited.  I almost didn’t enter because the number was already over 10,000.  Out of 16,619 entries…I won!   I was floored.  I was number 10,577.  You can see my name on the rafflecopter here.  It does happen.  What’s even more amazing is that I was the fourth on the list.  There were only two cards. 

What does that mean?  It means someone didn’t claim their prize.  What a huge blessing it was to me at a time when I really, really needed it.  I’d love to tell you I spent it on clothing or shoes but the reality is I used it to pay off a few bills.  And let me tell you, it felt great!! 

So, now if your chance.  Enter below!!  Would you choose the iPad or the money?  If you choose the money, what would you spend it on?

It’s here!  Enter to win an iPad.  Is the iPad not for you?  Already have one?

Choose the option for $500 Paypal cash.

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Mom Powered Media welcomes you into 2013 with a New Year’s Resolution Event.

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions

  1. Lose Weight and/or Exercise Regularly
  2. Improved Work/Family Balance
  3. Stop Smoking – One of the hardest, most broken resolutions. Will you win this battle of wits?
  4. Organize Your Home/Life
  5. Get Out Of Debt and/or Save Money – Credit Karma provides truly free credit scores to consumers direct from the credit bureau and show how you can save money on your credit cards, loans, mortgage and more! Yes, there is even an app for that.
  6. Reduce Stress
  7. Travel – Road adventure in your future? Make sure you checkout the 8 Essential Family Travel Apps!
  8. Volunteer
  9. Learn Something New – Become the master of .01 auctions! Visit Penny Auctions Canada and use code “MPM5” for 5 free bids at sign up and “Chillout50” for 50 free bids with the purchase of a 50 pack.
  10. Increased Spiritual Awareness

It’s time!!

One winner will receive iPad {or $500 via Paypal}!

Giveaway ends January 31th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. Winner’s outside of the US only qualify or the paypal option.

To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!1

Special thank you to our co-hosts: Rude Mom, Coupon Queen of Texas, Frugal Mom Eh!, Monica’s Rants, Raves & Reviews, Capri’s Coupons, Mommy Bear Media, Funny Postpartum Lady, The Frugal Batavian and Filipino Food Recipes.

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Resolutions to a Better You {Twitter Entries}


Follow the 10 Twitter users below, to receive 10 free entries in the Resolutions Giveaway.

Click on each link in the Rafflecopter form below to see if you already follow or to become a new Twitter follower.

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Resolutions To A Better You {Event Announcement}

A great opportunity to try to win!  Excited to be able to bring this to you as well as be part of a great new blogger resource I’d like to try out.


Resolutions to a Better You! Event

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Prize: iPad with Retina display + app {*or paypal}

Event dates: 1/3 – 1/31

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