13 April 2014

Mighty Leaf Tea Giveaway

Mighty Leaf World Flavors Tea Sampler

& Brew Cup Giveaway

Might Leaf World Flavor Tea Sampler & Brew Mug Giveaway

I love tea! I can't remember not ever having tea. My mother would give me plain old black tea for tummy aches, which I had frequently when I was a little girl. It was such a soothing experience and always calmed my tummy. As I grew older I realized there was a whole world of TEA! Flavors beyond imagination and varieties that keep me wanting to taste them to this day! Now I enjoy tea hot in the winter and cold in the summer. I brew my own summer tea and of course brew my own winter tea. Brewing seems to be half the fun. Have you been turned onto the world of teas?

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Here are a few tips to great tea brewing:
  1. For best flavor use bottled or filtered water. It makes a smoother, naturally sweeter cup of tea.
  2. Hot water is a key! But do not over boil the water…or it makes the taste flat.
  3. Brig the water just to a boil.
  4. Brew Green tea 30 - 40 degrees below boiling. Let boiled water set a minute before placing tea bag to "steep" in water.
  5. Brew for recommended tea time, do not over brew which will make your tea bitter.
  6. Use tea bag for only one serving for full flavor.
  7. Store tea in cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

11 April 2014

Moroccan Culinary Experience Giveaway

Moroccan Culinary Experience Giveaway

Moroccan Culinary Experience Giveaway

I love experiencing different culinary preparations, it enhances my life and is just plain fun! Our Sponsor GlobeIn is partnering with Casablanca Market who is offering this Moroccan cultural experience for ONE winner.

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GlobeIn offers crafts of diverse cultures, from tribal fashion to global trends. GlobeIn's Artisan Box lets you unearth exotic collections of handmade treasures monthly, all while making an impact on the lives of artisans from remote regions.GlobeIn reinvests an additional 10% back into the country of origin for local managers and artisan support.

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Casablanca Market offers an exclusive collection of handmade fine home goods and accessories from around the Mediterranean region including Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Spain, 80% of our goods are handmade by women. No Child labor is used!

Moroccan Culinary Giveaway Prizes:

01 April 2014

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Giveaway

Welcome to the #SummerDreams Camera Ready Sweepstakes!

Organized by Mom Powered Media and hosted by the fantastic #MPMBlogger Elite Team.



Take great pictures with the Canon Black EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with 12.2 Megapixels 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses Included. This Canon EOS Rebel T3 features a 12.2MP CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response. The Canon Black EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with 12.2 Megapixels 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses Included has Canon's amazing 63-zone, Dual-layer metering for accurate exposures and features Canon's Basic+ function, HD video recording and Live View shooting.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Prize Package Includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera (Body)
  • EF-S 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses
  • Battery pack and charger
  • 8GB Memory Card
  • Interface cable
  • Eyecup Ef
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk and Instruction Manuals
  • Canon DSLR Bag

One winner will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Prize Package {as detailed above}.

Simple Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Dehydration, heat stroke and burns are just a few of the hazards that can affect your pets over the summer months. With this in mind, here are four simple ways to prevent pet injuries this season.



Play it Safe

If you want complete peace of mind, schedule a check up at your local veterinary practice. This is a simple way to start the season knowing that your pet has a clean bill of health. This is a great opportunity to voice any concerns you may have with your vet and seek advice about summer safety.

Create a Shaded Area

Over the summer months, when temperatures rise, it is important that your pet can seek shade. While it doesn't make sense to keep your dog or cat cooped up inside when the sun is shining, it is essential that you monitor their exposure to the sun and look out for symptoms of dehydration. Knowing the signs of sunstroke can help you to act fast and seek help. If you like to spend time in the garden during the summer, create a shaded area by putting up a parasol and leave a bowl of water for your pet to avoid dehydration.

Get Grooming

A thick coat is not going to do your dog any favors on a hot day. Keeping your pet’s coat short can make sure that they are comfortable when the temperatures soar. Take your pet for a haircut but be wary of having his coat trimmed too short as this can lead to sunburn.

Why You Should Encourage Your Child to Love Horses

Riding and being around horses can offer your child much more than equestrian know-how. Many parents who have brought their children up around horses will tell you that they don’t know of a better way to raise kids. Riding teaches them to think on their feet; learn respect; and accept responsibility for their actions.

Riding families have always known that horses are good for kids, but now research is backing up their assertions: studies have shown a significant positive correlation between horsemanship skills and life skills. If your child likes animals, maybe it’s time to get them involved with horses and give them the chance to blossom.  



Responsibility

Allow your child to build a bond with a horse, and then hand the reins of responsibility over to them. Keep an eye on them both, but make sure that it is your child doing all of the work of caring for the horse, from feeding to grooming to mucking out. Many children will try to wriggle out of their responsibilities and only do the fun parts, like riding their horse and playing with it. If they don’t get away with leaving the hard parts to you, they’ll get far more out of horse ownership. Once they understand that the horse cannot survive without them, and that they cannot ride without first caring for it, they’ll begin to appreciate that hard work pays off. There is nothing more rewarding for a child than seeing a happy, healthy pony come running across the field to greet them.

Trust

Horses will not work with someone unless they trust them completely. Your child must put the time into bonding with their horse and developing a trusting relationship before they can work together. They’ll learn the values of patience and commitment in building a trusting partnership, and see the worth of such attributes when they start bringing home the ribbons.