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Grand Opening Giveaway!!

As a way to celebrate the Grand Opening of Essential Traditions, I thought it would be fun to host a grand opening giveaway!  But first just a bit about Essential Traditions.  I’ve started this blog to share not only about Essential Oils and my doTERRA business, but also about real/traditional foods and natural living.  These are things I’m very passionate about and I want to educate people about how they can live a more natural lifestyle and rid their homes of synthetic and chemical products and replace them with natural and healthy ones.  I hope that you will join me on this blogging journey and that you fill find this website to be a wealth educational information that will help you along on your own journey to more natural and healthy living.

Travel Key Chain Case Filled with doTERRA Essential Oils Giveaway!

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Want a chance to win a Travel Key Chain Case containing eight 5/8th dram bottles filled with doTERRA essential oils and a A-Z Usage guide?  This is a $40 Value! Oils Contained in the case: OnGuard, TerraShield, Balance, Serenity, Lemon, Melalueca (Tea Tree), Lavender, and Wild Orange.  Entering is super easy, simply enter using the Giveaway Tools box below! The giveaway ends on Friday, May 31st, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, June 1st.

 

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Long Way on a Little Review & Giveaway

Long Way on a LittleI was recently able to read the book Long Way on a Little by Shannon Hayes for review.

About Long Way on a Little by Shannon Hayes

Long Way on a Little is a cookbook for anyone who loves to eat grass-fed and pastured meats on a budget.  The 266 page book contains recipes that teach you how to cook and use the entire animal. The main portion of the book is stock full of yummy recipes your family is sure to enjoy.  But, unlike most other cookbooks Long Way on a Little has recipes for all the major cuts of grass-fed and pastured meats, as well as the not so ordinary cuts.

Long Way on a Little features chapters on the how and why to eat grass-fed pastured meats, as well as how to use the bones, fat, and other often unused pieces.  For example, the book contains recipes for:

  • meat broth using bones
  • pic crust made with pork lard
  • pâté  made with chicken livers
  • stew made with hearts
  • recipes made with tongue

While these may sound gruesome to many, to real foodies, these recipes are old hat.  Hayes’ focus is on teaching you to use the whole animal, not just the parts you normally find at the local grocery store.  Long Way on a Little also contains an extensive section on soups and using leftovers, which teach you how make grass-fed and pastured meats go as far as possible.

In the back of Long Way on a Little, you will find three appendix.  The first one contains meat seasonings, such as rubs, pastes, and marinades.  The second one is a guide to grain, legume, and dairy free foods.  The third one is all about techniques, which include how to make head cheese, render fat, making soap, candlemaking, and making salves.

My Thoughts on Long Way on a Little

I was really excited to get a chance to review Long Way on a Little by Shannon Hayes.  We live on a tight budget and are always looking for ways to make real foods affordable.  Grass-fed and pastured meats take up a large percentage of our grocery budget.  So, I really do appreciate cookbooks that are budget minded and help me to use all of the animal.

All of the recipes in Long Way on a Little that we have tried were delicious, as well as budget and real food friendly.  Our favorites so are are the:

  • No Frills, Straightforward (and really tasty) Chicken, page 152
  • Shepherd’s Pie, page 83
  • Simple Meat Loaf, page 84
  • Breaded Pork Chops, page 129

I also really loved her ideas for using leftovers to created additional entrees.  This is such a smart addition missing from most other cookbooks!  Too often leftovers end up going bad before they are eaten, so this feature is really appreciated.  Using up leftovers to create secondary meals is an excellent idea and a very frugal idea!

Overall, I can highly recommend Long Way on a Little by Shannon Hayes.  I feel that it is a great resource and would be a wonderful addition to any real food kitchen.  It’s full of tasty recipes that use the entire animal that you family is sure to enjoy.  I know that we sure have!

Long Way on a Little Giveaway!

Want a chance to win a copy of Long Way on a Little?  Enter to win 1 copy of the book Long Way on a Little by Shannon Hayes.  This is an over $21 value!  Entering is super easy, simply enter using the Giveaway Tools box below! The giveaway ends on Tuesday March, 19th, and the winner will be announced on Wednesay, March 20th.

 

 

NOTICE: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this item free from the creator. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Mama's Healing Salve Giveaway

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Mama’s Healing Salve Giveaway – Use it wherever you need a little soothing and healing!

Time for a giveaway!  It’s the Mama’s Healing Salve Giveaway!!  Mama’s Healing Salve is handmade by my friend Leslie Ainsworth.  Leslie was kind enough to sponsor this giveaway and she is giving away one jar of this amazing salve!  Mama’s Healing Salve is a multipurpose healing ointment made from steeping a variety of herbs in a base of olive and coconut oils and beeswax. Scented with pure spearmint oil.  This is what Leslie says about her healing salve:

“My salve is an ointment full of the healing powers of many specific herbs. These herbs are renown for their cleansing, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties and ability to combat infection, and speed healing. They are steeped in olive oil and coconut oil and beeswax for 48 hours, before being strained into recycled, sanitized jars. Benzoin is added as a preservative. Pure spearmint oil is added for its delightful, refreshing aroma.”

I’ve been using Mama’s Healing Salve now for over a year with my family and we absolutely love it.  We use it for chapped and dry skin, for treating burns, diaper rash, and all sorts of skin irritations.  Use it anywhere that you need a little soothing and healing!

Want to try Mama’s Healing Salve? Enter to win a 4 oz. jar of Mama’s Healing Salve. This is a $5.00 value! Entering is super easy, simply enter using the Giveaway Tools box below! The giveaway ends on Monday, March 4th and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 5th.

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Redeeming Beauty Mineral Makeup Review & Giveaway

RFRF-Post0000098I’ve been looking for a long time for a quality and frugal line of natural makeup. I’ve tried a variety of mineral makeup brands from the drug store and found them to be expensive and, quite honestly, they have not worked well for me at all. They have proven to be a waste of money, because they just end up sitting in a drawer or in the trash. The more expensive mineral makeup is just out of my reach price wise.

Because I really dislike putting chemicals, artificial colors, and the like on my face, I’ve virtually stopped wearing makeup except for church and special occasions.  It’s a shame too, because I enjoy prettying myself up for my husband.  Yup, I’m a bit of a girly-girl.  It’s not really a vanity issue, but something I’ve always enjoyed.  I also don’t really wear a lot of makeup, but go for a natural look.

So, I had pretty much given up on finding a natural makeup line that is good for your skin and actually works for me.  Not to mention one that doesn’t break the bank.  I refuse to spend a fortune on “window dressing” when what God designed is good enough.

Well, a while back, I discovered Redeeming Beauty.  I was intrigued by the products because not only are they handmade, but they were also natural and safe for all skin types.  The owner, Emily Robinson, hand makes all the products.  They are completely chemical free and as such do not contain:

  • chemicals,
  • bismuth oxychloride,
  • talc,
  • fragrance oils,
  • parabens,
  • dyes,
  • petroleum,
  • allantoin, or
  • preservatives

This was really impressive–if they would work for me.  One of my BIG problems with makeup is matching my casper-like skin tone.  It is VERY rare to find a foundation that blends in with my skin.  So, I contacted Emily and asked if I could sample her makeup line in exchange for a review.  She was generous enough to provide me with a personalized eye shadow trio, eye primer, and even a sample of the foundation color I wanted to try.

I don’t think I’ve been this excited to try an makeup line before.  I was practically stalking the postman!  The package finally arrived and I must say that Emily takes care in her presentation.  Each little pot was wrapped in a piece of fabric and then tied closed with a pretty fabric strip.  I wish I had taken pictures of how pretty they looked, but I was so eager to open them that I forgot to pull out my camera.

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Once opened, I was absolutely giddy over the beautiful colors.  She sent me three eyeshadows: “Adoration”–a beautiful, rich plum color, “Peach Silk”–a soft, golden peach, and “Marshmallow”–a truly gorgeous, glittery white.  The colors are beyond describing.  They are absolutely gorgeous and rich.  The eye primer promised to help the eyeshadow last all day and to intensify the color.  Emily also sent me a sample of her mineral foundation in the color “Alabaster”.

Sugared Lime Green eyeshadow by Redeeming Beauty.  See how gorgeous this eyeshadow is...they are all this beautiful!

Sugared Lime Green eyeshadow by Redeeming Beauty. See how gorgeous this eyeshadow is…they are all this beautiful!

I couldn’t wait to give the makeup a try.  I first put on the foundation.  I LOVED the coverage and the natural look.  It blended beautifully into my jaw and hair line.  No ugly darker line telling the world that my foundations didn’t match my skin tone.  YAY!  I next used the eye trio.  I wasn’t sure how I wold like loose eyeshadow versus pressed eyeshadow.  But, I already had the brushes, so I jumped right in.  The eye primer is fantastic.  It went on smoothly and it certainly did as promised.  It proved to make the eyeshadow long lasting and did intensify the color.  Now, I applied the eyeshadows and was so impressed with how well it applied and the colors were truly gorgeous.

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Now that my “face” was on, it was time to test it.  I wore it on a day which required me to be on the go from sunup to sundown.  Redeeming Beauty’s makeup line stood the test!  At the end of the day, the makeup was nearly as fresh looking as when I first applied it.  I did have to touch up the T-Zone about halfway through the day–but I have extremely oily skin.  I have to say that Redeeming Beauty Mineral Makeup is a quality, natural makeup line.

But, I haven’t even got to the best part–the price!  I was completely blown away by the price because I had expected an all natural, handcrafted makeup to be expensive.  But, it’s not!  Check out these prices:

  • Face primer and setting powder – $11.99
  • Foundation – $15.99
  • Blush – $9.99
  • Eye primer  – $4.99
  • Eyeshadows – $5.49
  • Lip primer – $2.99
  • Lipstick – $3.49

Can you believe it?  She not only hand makes makeup, but also a variety of hair and body products and even nail polish.  The nail polish is vegan and free of the harmful ingredients, formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP, which have been linked to birth defects.

Overall, I am wholly impressed with Redeeming Beauty Mineral Makeup and simply cannot recommend them highly enough.  I will be purchasing from Emily again in the future.  I’ve finally found a natural line of makeup that is both healthy for my skin AND my pocketbook!

Want to try Redeeming Beauty’s makeup line?  Enter to win a personalized basic face palette, which includes foundation, finishing powder, and blush.  This is an over $37 value!  Entering is super easy, simply enter using the Giveaway Tools box below!  The giveaway ends on Saturday, February 23rd and the winner will be announced on Sunday February 24th.

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Fermented Squash Salsa & Giveaway!

This weekend, we spent a lot of time cleaning up our garden beds so we can start getting them tilled. We are not only expanding our main garden, but also adding a smaller on in the back yard and hoping to start a medicinal herb garden. I just love eating our own vegetables…there really couldn’t be anything better and more satisfying than growing your own food. I know not everyone can do it as “big” as we can, but everyone can do some of it. I talk more about that in my article Creative Gardening. With the gardening heating up again, my mind also turns towards how to preserve all that veggie goodness. On of my favorite ways is to ferment them and squash is one of those veggies we end up overloaded with. At one time the year before last, we were pulling 40 pounds of squash out of our garden a day….can you say “OVER PLANTED SQUASH”!?!? Yup, over planted we did. But that was okay, because my family LOVES squash and it allowed me to be able to experiment with it. My fellas love fermented salsa, so my husband suggested we try a Fermented Squash Salsa, my youngest calls it Squasha…lol! We’re all still getting use to the lacto-fermented taste. I think it’s a bit of a required taste, but each new thing we try, we’re liking more and more. My husband raved over the first batch. In fact he took the whole jar to work with him and wouldn’t share with the rest of us! So Squash Salsa has become a family favorite and another great way to use up all that extra squash in your garden. In this recipe I used yellow summer squash, but you can use any squash you’d like, I’ve tried it with yellow summer squash, zucchini, patty pan, and even some winter squash like acorn.  Below you will find the recipe, but don’t forget to scroll down, there’s a giveaway below as well!!

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GIVEAWAY!

Today, simply because I haven’t done on in a while and because I love y’all, I’M HAVING A GIVEAWAY!  So just what am I giving away you ask?  How about a copy of the book Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin and Milk Kefir grains from Cultures for Health!

To enter, simply use the form below! This giveaway ends on Saturday, February 9th and the winner will be announced on Sunday, February 10th!

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Why Use Thieves Essential Oil Blend & Giveaway

Why Thieves Essential Oil Blend & Giveaway - Real Food Real FrugalI’ve been using Thieves Essential Oil Blend now for a number of years.  It’s one of my favorite essential oil blends.  Recently, I was able to try the Thieves Essential Oil Blend from Rella Rae.  Tracey from Rella Rae is so wonderful to work with and the customer service was fantastic.  I received my Thieves Essential Oil Blend very quickly and couldn’t wait to start using it. .  My bottle came extremely well wrapped and protected from breaking during shipping.  Rella Rae’s Thieves Essential Oil Blend is made with top quality essential oils from the traditional recipe which dates back to the 15th century.  I’ve used a couple of different brands of thieves oil blends in the past and I have to say that from my experience, Rella Rae’s Thieves Essential Oil Blend has been just as good quality at a much better price.  You can get a 2 oz. bottle for only $22.00 and that is really GREAT price for Thieves Essential Oil Blend.  Tracey from Rella Rae has be gracious enough to sponsor a giveaway today, so don’t forget to scroll down to enter!

It’s the perfect time of year for everyone to invest in Thieves Essential Oil Blend, because winter is PRIME cough/cold/flu season.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend really helps to combat the “yucks” that come out this time of the year.  Below, you will find a short video I made about the health benefits of using Thieves Essential Oil Blend.

 Enter to WIN a 2 oz. Bottle of Thieves Essential Oil Blend from Rella Rae

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below! This giveaway ends on Thursday, December 13th and the winner will be announced on Friday, December 14th!

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Disclaimer: Rella Rae provided me with a free sample of this product to review. I was not under any obligation to write a positive review return for the free product.

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Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway

We absolutely LOVE Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil around our house.  We use it nearly daily for cooking.  I use it to replace vegetable oils in frying, as well as for shortening and even butter in my baking.  The flavor of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is the best I’ve ever had, and we’ve been using and eating coconut oil for years.

I not only use it in my cooking, but I also use it in my homemade toothpaste and deodorant.  I use it on my face as a moisturizer and also on my hair everyday to help prevent the frizzies and to generally moisturize my hair.  Coconut oil has SO many wonderful uses!  Because I use it all the time for all sorts of uses, Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil doesn’t last long at our house.

My whole family loves Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil so much that they like to eat it straight from the spoon!  My oldest son has even created a really yummy and easy “fudge” recipe that we all love.  He just takes some of the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in the liquid form and mixes it with a tad bit of unsweetened cocoa and sugar.  Pours it into the bottom of a pie plate and then puts it in the refrigerator to harden.  Then when we want something sweet, we just break off a piece and eat.  But you have to eat it in a hurry, because it melts fast!  YUM!!

Enter to Win 1 quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

 Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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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.

Notice: If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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Penny Wise Giveaway!

This is such a great giveaway!  I’ve never heard about Penny Wise Products but now that I have, I  can’t wait to purchase from them!  I’m one of those homeschooling moms that LOVE fun office supplies.

Below is a review from my friend over at The Rosy Snail, read it and learn more about Penny Wise products, then scroll down and enter to win all these great prizes!!

Kathryn Morley, owner of Penny Wise Office Products, knows a thing or two about time management and organization. Along with her husband, Gary, she runs one of the largest independent office supply companies in the country, serves on many industry boards, and is the proud mom of four. “I love entertaining our friends and family during the holiday season, but I also know how much work it is to get everything ready.”

Kathryn has generously provided this next giveaway, which will ensure that you’ve got everything you need to prepare for the holiday season. “Holiday preparation is so much easier when you have the right tools. The collection of items shown here will save you countless trips to the store, which in turn – saves on gas, saves on time.
We’ve selected these “must-have” items for the holiday season”.

I’m excited to team up with Kathryn, of Penny Wise, and several other great bloggers to bring you this opportunity to win! There will be one Grand Prize winner and two runner-up prizes! We got to take an inside look at everything you could win so read on for the details and a step-by-step guide on how we plan to stay on top of organization this year.

 

Step One – Organize Your Coupons, Gift Lists, Shopping Ads and more:

C-Line® Expanding File – C-Line® has taken organization to a whole new level with this stylish Expanding File. I keep mine in my car, so that my coupons are readily available when I’m out and about. 7 pockets and 6 tabs allow you to file easily.

 

Let’s Wrap!

Fiskars® Non-Stick Titanium Scissors – No more sticky blades – ideal for cutting tape and other sticky adhesives. The ErgoMax® design reduces hand fatigue with its Softgrip® handle. Ideal for opening taped boxes, wrapping gifts or creating bows this holiday season.

Fiskars® Designer Zebra Print Scissors– Stylish and functional. Making a costume for a holiday pageant? These scissors work great on Fabric.

Fiskars® Ultimate Multi-Purpose Scissors – Great for Cardboard, Packaging, Twine, Fabric, Light Wire. Includes a Bonus Sheath. Sharpen Scissors, Open Taped Boxes, Protect Blades.

3M Magic Tape Dispenser in a Hot Pink Stiletto – Wrapping gifts has never been this sexy! Best of all, proceeds from the purchase of this dispenser goes to the City of Hope for Breast Cancer research, treatment and education. Includes one roll of tape.

3M Packaging & Shipping Tape – Hot Pink Polka Dots are a great way to package up all your holiday shipments. Traveling for the holidays? A piece of this eye catching tape on the handle of your suitcase makes it easier to identify your bag from all those other identical suitcases!

 

Ready to Create?

Bic® Color Collection Mark-It® Permanent Markers – 12 Ultra-Fine Point Markers in bright new colors. Acid-Free ink. The possibilities are endless when you have this many colors readily available at your fingertips! The fine tip makes them easy to use for detailed cards or even to label with.

Sanford uni-ball® Pens in silver and gold make your holiday cards shine! 2 pack.

Or try Zebra’s Metallics in a bright, eye-catching metallic silver and gold. Features a retractable tip and a soft rubber grip so your hands won’t tire from writing your holiday greetings!

Energizer® Lithium AA Batteries – Keep your digital camera charged to capture the holiday moments as they happen! Energizer’s Lithium AA batteries last 9X longer in high drain devices such as digital cameras, wireless mice, etc. Perfect for all those electronic toys that Santa brings.

 

Need a Gift Idea?

Is there someone on your gift list who uses a smartphone or a tablet? Here’s a gift they will appreciate. The new Zebra® Stylus Pen not only writes smoothly in black ink, it also features a soft rubber tip on one end for use on a touchscreen smartphone or tablet. Elegant sleek, slim barrel.

 

 

Kick Back and Enjoy!

Office Snax® Peppermint Puffs – These delicious Peppermint Puffs by Office Snax® are the perfect treat to fill your holiday candy dish. Enjoy them while you are wrapping gifts or offer them to your holiday visitors. Packaged in a handy, reusable 32 oz. tub. By the way, Office Snax® coffee… DELICIOUS! Just sayin’.

 

With four kids, Kathryn knows you can’t enjoy the holidays if you or someone in your family is sick. That’s why she’s added these great “Winter Wellness” products to the give-away.

Lysol No-Touch Soap Dispenser with Soap Refills: Your holiday guests will really appreciate the Lysol® Healthy No-Touch Hand Soap for its convenience and fresh scent. The unit automatically senses your hands underneath the nozzle and dispenses just the right amount of soap. The antibacterial soap kills 99.9 percent of germs. Best of all, the unit is fun to use and a great way to get your kids to wash their hands!

Lysol Ocean Fresh Scent Disinfectant Wipes – Colds and flu run rampant in the winter months. Be prepared to fight winter germs with Lysol ® Disinfecting Wipes. We love the Ocean Fresh scent.

KLEENEX® Cool-Touch Tissues – New! They are ah-mazing! Soothe a sore nose on contact. These unscented tissues are enriched with aloe and moisturizers, and immediately feel cool to the skin – a rush of comfort when noses are sore, or for general refreshment anytimeYou’ve got to experience the soothing sensation of KLEENEX Cool Touch™ tissues to appreciate them.

This holiday season, forget the holiday traffic and waiting in the long lines at the store. These products and many more are all available from Penny Wise Office Products for fast, FREE, next-day delivery.

To Enter, just click on the image below to head over to the Rafflecopter form! Remember, we will have ONE Grand Prize winner and 2 more Runners-up!

 

Penny Wise Office Products carries over 30,000 brand name office products at discounted prices. Ask for your free catalog by calling 1-800-942-3311. Be sure to tell them that The Rosy Snail sent you, for added discounts and coupons.

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Mommy Modern Giveaway!!

Enter our $50 Visa Gift Card giveaway sponsored by MommyModern.com!

Mommy Modern is a great new site that features great articles, recipes, deals, coupons, giveaways and lots more! The site is run by a beautiful stay at home mom named Kristin who gives straight forward blunt opinions that are often hilarious while navigating daily life with her husband Adam and adorable little girl Kayla.

We just adore Kristin and we think you will too!
Check out the modern day maven of everything mommy over at MommyModern.com!
To spread a little Holiday Cheer around this year MommyModern.com is giving away
a $50 Visa Gift Card to one lucky winner!
To enter fill out the form below being sure to complete each entry to qualify.
Good luck everyone and happy holidays!

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BOZ Giveaway and Review

For the Display of His Splendor and Birbitt Thinks are pleased to bring you this fantastic Christian kids DVD series and giveaway! Please share and send your friends!

Exclaim Entertainment recently sent DaLynn some of their fantastic BOZ the Bear dvd’s for the purpose of review. What a fun little series this is! Having never heard of BOZ before, we were intrigued and excited to find such a fun new friend. I think we’ve found our new favorite character for the preschool kids!  

BOZ the Bear is a Christian kids dvd series aimed mostly at preschoolers, with videos on shapes, numbers, colors, and more. BOZ lives in the backyard treehouse of a wonderful family. Drew and Gracie, Mom and Dad Baxter, and Grammie and Grampie B are a kind and likable family. I’m thrilled to see traditional values highlighted and a kids series that takes education and braids it with faith in Jesus Christ unashamedly.

That’s just what this series does. Think big purple dinosaur here; in fact, one of the creators of BOZ was also a co-creator of that well-known series. If you are familiar with that, you’ll recognize many elements in BOZ, but one thing that show never did and that was acknowledge Christ as Lord! It’s got all the music, all the educational value, all the fun – only with the BOZ videos you don’t have unsupervised children, or any of the other questionable content you’ll find readily available to the preschool set these days.

DaLynn and her twins watched A WowieBOZowee Christmas, and have continued to watch it multiple times daily since. Her twins are 2 years old and have actively asked to watch BOZ many times since receiving the movies! I know that they have found a new friend, and she is happy to let them watch because she know it is of educational value, is wholesome entertainment, and will point them to Christ with everything they learn. Each dvd ends with a prayer, setting the perfect example for Children, and really wraps it all into a neat little package for them in conclusion of whatever they’ve learned.

Besides movies, the BOZ series of products includes music, books, and adorable plush toys. In fact, Exclaim sent us Thank You God for B-O-Z’s and 1-2-3’s! and Thank You God for Colors and Shapes! as well as 9″ plushes! I know that children will be excited to have more BOZ to view, and with their own BOZ the Bear to love. I am so excited to hear about this new series for preschoolers, I know several families who I’m sure will love BOZ

Kids enjoy the special features on any video, and BOZ videos are no exception. There are some fun songs and activities to be had, and more if you place the dvd in your computer drive. The website offers a lot of fun activities as well, including watching clips, coloring pages, online games, ecards, screensavers, and wallpapers. There’s even a spot for online book reading! BOZ reads the book on a video, and there’s even some simple animation; just right to set for a preschooler and let them enjoy!

The folks at BOZ the Bear have offered the chance for you to win your own copies of all three of these movies as well! There will be 5 winners who will all receive all three movies, and 2 winners will also receive a 9″ plush BOZ the Bear of their own! Just enter using the rafflecopter below. Please note that the first entries are mandatory, and as all entries will be verified, entering without doing those actions will disqualify you from winning.

Disclaimer: For the Display of His Splendor was sent products in hopes of posting a review and giveaway, but was not obligated in any way to post a positive review nor was compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed or implied belong to DaLynn McCoy of For the Display of His Splendor, and of the blogs and blog owners which are partnering with her for the giveaway.

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