Thursday, December 18, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Day 18 - Natalie Zaman & Giveaway

Today I have the pleasure of having Natalie Zaman on the blog, and she is sharing one of her latest works with a chance for THREE yes THREE winners to get a copy as well as a Bee Blessing Candle Kit!!! Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

Tis the season for sharing... and MAGIC!

Tis the season for sharing... and MAGIC! In that spirit, I would like to share some magic with you!

I'm so pleased to be a part of Llewellyn's Magical Almanac for 2015 featuring 40 essays on how to make your life more in tune with nature and the seasons, and of course, more magical (including mine on The Blessed Bee, with awesome artwork by Amber Zoellner)!

THREE lucky folks will win a copy of the 2015 Magical Almanac and a Bee Blessing Candle Kit (instructions for making the candle can be found in my essay)!

May your days be merry and bright!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Day 16 - What Cool Moms Want & Giveaway

Today I have the pleasure of having a awesome Etsy Shop with us, What Cool Moms Want

Not sure if this shop is right for you? Relax. Every mom is a cool mom, especially the ones that let their imperfections show. Remember that mom you saw in the grocery store with a yogurt stain on her shirt or a sticker on her bum? She’s a totally cool mom. And so are you.

Now, why does this cool mom have a shop on Etsy? That’s easy. I needed a new outlet for my creativity besides food creations for my non-eating kid and voice characterizations at story time. Jewelry making seemed a bit daunting at first, but boy did it turn out to be fun! I hope you enjoy my creations
and I know they will look great on all the cool moms out there. And be sure to follow me on Facebook: 

Rebecca has been so nice to offer a necklace to one winner US/CAN only........ for you reader fans you will love this item * I know I want it myself!!!!!*

This read necklace is whats up for grabs so enter below on the Rafflecopter ( 16" or 18" necklace.)

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Day 16- Adele Griffin & Giveaway

Be sure to look at the bottom as a Signed Hardcover book is up for grabs US/CAN Only
When Addison Stone decides to have a "Friendsgiving" with her best pal, Lucy Lim, and her boyfriend, Lincoln McRae-- they all realize that they are vegetarian. So Lincoln makes the Portobello mushroom dish, Lucy does the broccoli-cheese casserole, and Addison takes on the sprouts. 

Here is her recipe for STONE SPROUT SPECTACULAR

The original was served on paper plates on the Fifth Floor of Addison's Court Street apartment in Brooklyn.

Happy Holidays!

Adele Griffin


2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Toss the Brussels sprouts together with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl; then spread them out in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and roast until deep golden brown and cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the Brussels sprouts with the pine nuts and Parmesan. Transfer to a serving platter. 

Serve hot.
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