Monday, November 16, 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! has chosen a winner for my Coconut Oil Giveaway!  It was comment number seventeen who is none other than my old friend, Camille over at Amidst The Peace and Chaos!  Congrats!!!  Camille, if you can email me your address, I'll send it out stat. :)  Thanks to all who participated in my first giveaway.  That was fun!  I hope to do many more giveaways, promoting products I use to aid in the health and well-being of our family and that can be enjoyed by you and yours.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lovin' Them Giveaways

Do you realize how great it is to enter a contest on a blog?  Well, in case you don't, let me tell you.  First of all, if you are reading a blog, you probably like their content.  If you like their content, chances are, you'll like their giveaways.  Also, odds are way more in your favor to win, as most blog contests don't have thousands of entries like other giveaways.  And... it's just fun!
My friend Rissa is giving away a very groovy DVD/CD combo by Chicks n' Chickens!  I absolutely love the idea of exercising while wearing my babe! Mommies have to multitask, even when it comes to working out our bodies. Baby is happy. Mommy is happy. It’s a win-win! I also love playing mood-nourishing music throughout the house all day. It just enhances the home atmosphere. Well done, Chicks & Chickens! Thanks for encouraging a holistically healthy lifestyle for parents and babies alike!  So go to Mamarissa and enter! Now!  Because it ends Saturday, November 14th, 2009.  Even if you don't have a baby, it'd be a great Christmas present for that mama you know and love.  :)
Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a 32-oz. bottle of organic, raw virgin coconut oil.  A $37 value!  It ends Monday, November 16th, 2009 so hurry!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Coconut Oil Giveaway!

Excessive spurts of giddiness have been popping up from my insides (ew?) about doing my very fist giveaway.  Maybe it's because I get to partner with a company recommended by Jordan Rubin of "The Maker's Diet" that I've been happily buying from for over three years.  I am proud to announce that riddlelove and Tropical Traditions are giving away a 32-ounce jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!  

I personally buy their virgin oil (raw, with a slight coconut taste) for smoothies and other raw foods.  It is also the only thing I feel that doesn't break my skin out and it seems to eliminate my son's eczema without stinging his skin.  I use their expeller-pressed coconut oil (no coconut flavor) to make amazing breads, cakes, and other baked goods.  And, because it's a very stable oil and can be stored at room temperature for a long time, I buy it by the gallon.

Now to the juicy part: how to enter the contest!

This contest begins Monday, November 9th at 11:00 am PST and ends Monday, November 16th at 9:00 am PST.  Make sure you leave a comment at the end of this post for each entry (IE: "I subscribed to Tropical Tradition's newsletter.")

1st ENTRY:
Subscribe to the 
Tropical Traditions newsletter and leave a comment at the end of this post stating you signed up.

1.  Follow my blog. If you already do, thank you.
Follow me on twitter. If you already do, thank you.
Follow Tropical Traditions on twitter
4.  Tweet this giveaway: 

@theriddlefam is giving away #organic #raw gold label coconut oil by @Troptraditions #giveaway
5. Go to the 
Free Coconut Recipes Link and pick your favorite recipe. Good for one extra entry.
6.  Blog about this giveaway linking back to riddlelove and Tropical Traditions

Good for 6 entries so please leave 6 comments.

Let the fun begin!  I will go to to pick a winner on November 16th at 9PM PST. S/he will have 48 hours to respond, if not I will pick another winner.


If you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number: 5684226 By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
Have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What If?

Have you noticed a growing number of people who love the idea of buying some land with other families and then living off of it?  I have.

What if...

~ it's more than just a coincidence?
~ the simplistic lifestyle was a means of paying off debts and regaining financial freedom?
~ health problems ceased due to a holistic lifestyle that included daily sunshine and exercise by tending to the farm & consuming all fresh, organic, seasonal, local food?
~ it didn't look like a commune, but an actual healthy, working, community?
~ it was a bunch of normal people able to interact with society?
~ we slowly came back to being a nation of mostly farmers instead of mostly consumers?
~ people put their desires to plan, and their plan to action?

Just sayin'...

Monday, November 2, 2009


Do you know what I love about Autumn?

The word "autumn."  It sounds like eating warm comfort food in a soft, cozy sweater, resting by a fire.

breaking new ground for a harvest to come
family walks while dinner finishes in the oven
burning bushes
fires in the stove burning dead oaks my husband felled to keep us warm
gleaning free walnuts from 100-year-old trees with friends who equally take delight in the experience
fall gardens
home-grown pumpkins that become spicy pies, breads, and cookies
gathering straw from the field with my children for the hens to nest in
raking up oak leaves to nourish the garden beds

Giving thanks.


Related Posts with Thumbnails