Monday, April 30, 2012

Giveaway & Product Review :: Petal Gifts

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! This morning I'd like to celebrate Giveaways of Blessing's 120 followers with another neat giveaway! A special thanks to all my followers for following me! You ladies are such a joy to my day and I'm so glad that you all have chosen to read this blog and take a part in the giveaways hosted here!

Are you in love with The Chronicles of Narnia? If so then you will want to stick around for todays feature and giveaway! Today's Monday sponsor/shop feature is Petal Gifts and today I'm very excited about sharing the shop with you all!

About The Shop ::

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Petal Gifts is a lovely online shop that sells earrings, booby pins, and bookmarks! The shop is divided into four collections or categories: The Original Collection, The Fairy Tale Collection, The Prestige Collection, and The Narnia Collection {my personal favorite! :D}. Lois is the sweet owner and she recently offered to host a giveaway and review for which I'm very thankful! 

Petal GiftsOne neat thing about Petal Jewelry is 10% of their purchases go towards charity. So you can shop there feeling great about not only getting wonderful products, but helping others as well! Mostly all her items are nickel and lead free, so it's fine for those with allergies. Also, as a note, they are located in Ireland, so orders will take some extra time to receive since they are coming from around the world, depending on were you live. :D

Here are some of her lovely items:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Giveaway & Product Review :: Tundra Trading

Thanks for stopping by today! This morning I will be reviewing some goodies from Tundra Trading as well as hosting a giveaway! 

About The Store ::
 Tundra Trading is a wonderful website that is perfect for those who desire to eat healthier foods and watch the things that go into them. This website sells all naturally sweetened mints, gum and licorice...all sweetened with a natural sweetener called xylital. A while back I had no idea what xylital was, but now that I've been investing in this review I've been doing some reserch on xylital. Here is an excerpt from on the benefits of using xylitol instead of sugar:

Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate. It is found in fibrous vegetables and fruit. It also occurs naturally in our bodies – in fact, an average size adult manufactures up to 15 grams of xylitol daily during normal metabolism. Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. 

Xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized; therefore a reduced calorie claim is allowed: 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates. In addition, the body does not require insulin to metabolize xylitol, which has made it a widely used sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries. In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sense & Sensibility Giveaway Winner

Good morning! Today our giveaway sponsored by Sense & Sensibility Patterns has ended and our winner is...
MISS HANNAH!!!Congratulations Hannah! I've contacted you already via email and look forward to hearing your e-pattern choice! I'd like to sincerely thank Mrs. Chancey for  hosting us today! For those that didn't win, don't despair! I've got several great giveaways/reviews lined up for the upcoming Mondays! Have a blessed day!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Franklin Springs Family Media Review

Greetings! Today I'm very pleased to be able and share with you all about a wonderful family-friendly film website through a product review! :D

About The Shop ::
Franklin Family Springs is a wonderful site for families! They offer several films and the best part is that every single one if family-friendly and Christ centered! They have all sorts of documentary movies about large, homeschooling families, a few of which we have seen and really enjoyed and were encouraged by! Now days it SO difficult to find wholesome films, much less Christian ones! But all the films at Franklin Springs are so wholesome and are sure to encourage you! Here are some of their wonderful films:

Gather the Family
Gather The Family DVD {Learn more and view trailer HERE}
Homestead Blessings: The Art of Cooking
Homestead Blessings: The Art of Cooking DVD {Learn more and view trailer HERE} Our family owns this one and love it! Highly recommended!!!
Measure Twice, Cut Once: Essential Building Basics for Young Men

Measure Twice, Cut Once DVD {Learn more and view trailer HERE} This movie shows how to make your tree house and my brothers really enjoyed it!
Pull Up a Chair: The Story and the Songs with Nathan Clark George
Pull Up A Chair : The Story and Songs of Nathan Clark George DVD {Learn more and view trailer HERE}
The Eden String Quartet: A Bountiful Blessing
The Eden String Quartet DVD {Learn more and view trailer HERE} This film is about four sisters who plan different instruments, I've only seen the trailer, not the movie as of yet but am very interested in seeing it!
UnPlanned DVD {Learn more and view trailer HERE}

A Full House of Blessing: The Inspiring Story of the Nicklas Family
Full House of Blessing {Learn more and view trailer  HERE} Our family has seen this one and were very blessed by this homeschooling family's story of living with two disabled children. Also highly recommended!

The Product Review ::
I was recently blessed to be able to review one of the DVD's in the Homestead Blessing series. Homestead Blessings is a series hosted by the West ladies showing how to do homestead skills. They have a DVD for cooking, canning, quilting, sewing, soap making, bread making, candle making, herbs, gardening,  dairy delights, sewing, and crafting. Each film features Mrs. West, and her daughters Jasmine, Cecilia and Hannah. For more information of The Homestead Blessing Series, or to view trailers click HERE!

Homestead Blessings: The Eleven Pack - Hosted by the West Ladies

The movie I choose the review is the sewing DVD. We recently got a sewing machine and I jumped at the opportunity to review this movie full of tips, advice and ideas! We already own the cooking DVD and have really enjoyed it so I was sure I'd enjoy the sewing DVD! I thought you'd all be interested so I've attached the trailer below so check it out!

Homestead Blessings: The Art of Sewing
Here is the product description from the website: 

This inspiring and education DVD teaches a wide-range of fun and useful sewing skills. Expand your knowledge  of sewing with helpful and down-to-earth instruction The West Ladies are known for, and develop a wide assortment of useful skills that will assist in making wonderful sewing creations.

Here is a fun excerpt from the film showing a portion on their rag quilt project:

The DVD arrived very quickly, I got it within three days! I really enjoyed watching the DVD and found it to be very helpful and full of great sewing tips as well as sewing projects that an level sewer could accomplish! On this DVD the West Ladies show how to make a doll blanket and pillow, a tiered skirt, feminine blouse, and rag quilt. They also had some neat "extras" were they showed past creations they made from simple things such as drapes, bed sheets and tablecloths all made through simply altering it a bit! They also show neat variations to add spice and feminine to your projects. I also found the extra bonus feature for the basic tools you will need when sewing to be helpful as well! The West Ladies did a wonderful job being very informational and giving lots of helpful tips. The movie was very well made for having been made in their home and gave wonderful angles as well as close up views to help you easily see how they did the projects, making it clear and easy to do them yourself! I'd recommend this DVD to anyone interested in sewing! I'd like to say  big thanks to Franklin Springs for allowing me to review this DVD! If you are interested in learning more about Franklin Springs and their family-friendly films then go check out their website HERE! Have a blessed day!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sense & Sensibility Giveaway

Good morning ladies! Today we have a lovely giveaway in store hosted by Sense & Sensibility patterns. Let's get started!

About The Shop ::
Sense & Sensibility Patterns
Most of you may know of Mrs. Jennie Chancey from Return of the Daughters DVD and she is the owner of this lovely online shop! Sense & Sensibility was started in 1996, offering lovely old-fashioned clothing sewing patterns. Over the years it has grown and today they offer a wide variety of lovely Georgian, Regency, Romatic, Titanic, Swing era clothing that are simply breathtaking! They also offer several other patterns, including some dollar download options as well as online classes sewing tips and more! So this is definitely a website for the old-fashioned, sewing lover! :D For more details on Sense & Sensibility you can view their about page HERE! Here are a few of my favorite patterns!

Toile Dress 1
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View 2
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Tea Gown close-up
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Silk Crossover Gown
{Details on this pattern here}

The Giveaway ::

Mrs. Chancey was so sweet to allow one blessed winner to receive one free e-pattern of the winner choice from her shop! {Pattern will be emailed to the winner} Thanks so much, Mrs. Chancey!

How To Enter ::
Please use the below Raffle Copter gadget to enter this giveaway. It will end on April 17th, 2012 and the winner will be announced later that day on the blog. Have fun entering!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Blog Buttons!

Hello Ladies!
I just wanted to let you know that due to button problems, I've not made two Giveaways of Blessing buttons which you can place on your blog or use to replace our old buttons! I'd really appreciate if you'd consider using one of the buttons provided on our sidebar! If you are unsure of how to use it then please let us know! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Country Hobbies Giveaway Winner..

Ocean & Sand Beaded Bracelet-Reserved for a giveawayToday our Country Hobbies giveaway ended and our winner is.....

Joyful Jewels 4 Jesus!
She won with her22nd comment for hearting Hands That Bless shop! I'll be contacting you shortly!

Also, calling all etsy shop owners! Would you like to be featured on GOB? Are you interested in hosting a giveaway/product review for us? If so then I'd be so excited to host you here on Giveaways of Blessing! Due to certain circumstances my giveaway sponsor supply is running much lower than it's been and I'm in need of sponsors for the rest of the month of April. Without your help there is no Giveaways of Blessing blog so I'd love to host you and help promote you shop! for more info on how it works, or to contact me click HERE!

Have a blessed day!