Chocolate A Day Giveaway – Win Chocolate for a YEAR!

Chocolate A Day is giving away 20 years’ worth of Chocolate A Day Deluxe Multivitamin—the chocolate that loves you back.


This award is equivalent to 240 boxes and about 6,000 pieces of creamy dark Belgian chocolate with 100% daily value of 10 vitamins and minerals!


20 winners will receive a year’s worth of chocolate each.  One winner will be chosen per day over 20 days.  The first 10 days for the giveaway are May 5-15, and the second 10 days are June 9-19.  Yay!


Friends, this is some good chocolate!  My son wholeheartedly approves, and in fact, I’m having a hard time keeping him AND me from eating more than one each day. :)  Each chocolate square provides 100% daily value of 10 vitamins and minerals.  It contains 55% cocoa, so it’s a slightly dark chocolate.


It is sugar free, but is sweetened with maltitol, which is a sugar alcohol.  Maltitol does have a slightly higher glycemic index than most sugar alcohols, so is best used in moderation.  That is the one thing that I wish could be changed about the chocolate.  I don’t generally approve of sugar alcohols.


The chocolate vitamins are non GMO, dairy free, and gluten free, which is important to me!  They are so dang delicious, and I love being able to eat a chocolate a day!  Although only for a couple more days, because I haven’t missed a day and I’m almost out, ha ha!  I shouldn’t have shared them with my son. 😉


Enter to win a FULL YEAR supply of chocolate for a day!  There will be 20 winners, guys….TWENTY!  You’ve got to enter and try these!  Click on the picture below to enter, and good luck!

*I was given a package of Chocolate a Day for the purposes of this review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone.





When Calls the Heart – Love Inspired Book Series and A Giveaway!

If you like romance-based stories, pay attention.  I’ve got a series of 6 books to tell you about.


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You believe hearts can heal. Love Inspired stories show that faith, forgiveness and hope have the power to lift spirits and change lives—always.  The Love Inspired product line is a series of 6 books that are released every month and only have a shelf-life of one month.


These are your typical romance stories, with a bit of a “twist”: They are appropriate, with an added moral element.  This is something that I appreciate and love!   They are cheesy at times, and predictable…which is sometimes what a girl needs, you know?  :)  The authors of each book is different, but the writing styles are similar, in my opinion.  I think my favorite is Bachelor to the Rescue.  That was actually the first book I read as well.  My 12-year old daughter is curious about the series, and it’s a relief knowing that I could allow her to read these without wondering what she may see or read in them.  They are definitely family friendly…why can’t more romance novels be like that?


0515-9781460391136-bigwWould you like to WIN your own set of this series??  You know you would!  Propeller Consulting is generously allowing me to offer one of my readers this set!  Just in time for Mother’s Day, perhaps??  Enter below, and good luck!

Love Inspired Book Set Giveaway



Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to verification.

Preteen Ebook – Get Well Before It Gets You – Giveaway!!

resize_9e42cc021f00cadca1aa5e8c53c6c5925e6e96615c69a5f04c38bd267e1973ad1dd1e211256256EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE HELP
Eddie Lambert is about to learn just how true that is.
Eddie Lambert has never needed help. He’s a star athlete, earns straight A’s in school and is president of his class. While playing soccer Eddie falls down a long abandoned well and breaks his leg. Little does Eddie know a broken leg is the least of his problems. His new cast gets tighter. Strange symbols suddenly appear and begin covering the cast with eerie hieroglyphics. Eddie and his best friend, Holly, are on a race against time to solve the mystery of the old well and the growing cast before it’s too late. Will the two friends be enough to decipher the ancient Egyptian symbols carved long ago? Or will Eddie find himself mummified inside the ever-tightening grasp of his cast?


Adorable story.  I think it’s a perfect story for preteens aged 8-12.  As an adult I really enjoyed it myself.  I was entertained every minute that I spent reading, and I kept thinking to myself, “My daughter would love this!”  I’m excited for her to read it next.


Something that I love about this story and the author Lady Jenniviere is that I can trust the book for my daughter.  It is a story that is completely appropriate, with no bad language or inappropriate (sexual or violent) behavior.  That doesn’t mean that it’s free of adventure or excitement.  I’m giving  Get Well Before It Gets You by Lady Jenniviere 5 stars.  It’s a great book!


Interested?  Well, then keep reading, because I get to give away a digital copy of this ebook to one lucky reader.  YAY!


Enter below, and good luck!
Get Well Before It Gets You Ebook Giveaway

*I received a complimentary digital copy of the book for the purposes of this review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone.

Vanilla Mint Deodorant Cream – Review and Giveaway! 5 comments

resize_d79a7165c6b62801d8f8b692223287c6e3780bb0a05921f562f8742287f4337f437fa727256256I love natural options for health and beauty.  I was excited to try this deodorant cream from Bella Organics out.  Here’s some info about it:


Organic, chemical-free cream deodorant.!  Organic arrowroot powder absorbs wetness naturally. Organic Shea butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin. Coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial properties as well as soothes and conditions the skin. Organic peppermint and organic tea tree essential oils provide anti-bacterial and germ-killing anti-septic properties. It leaves you feeling confidently cool, fresh and clean.

Directions for use: Scoop a pea-sized amount from the jar with clean fingers. Rub onto each underarm until deodorant is applied.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, (Vegan), Organic Sunflower Oil,  Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Size: 2 oz


I really love the smell of this deodorant.  I’ve made homemade deodorants before that I scoop with my fingers to apply, but I’ve never had a commercial product that is used this way.  It’s really creamy and soft, and I love the texture.  A little goes a long way.  When I first saw how small the jar is, I thought I’d get 2-3 uses out of it, but I was wrong; it has lasted for a few weeks so far.


Like I said, I really like the smell, and I like the cooling sensation that the peppermint gives.  I felt like it didn’t keep me dry; in fact, it almost seemed to stimulate under arm wetness for me.  I don’t know why.  My daughter tried some and had the same experience.  I don’t like feeling wet in my underarms, so that was not fun.  However, this deodorant completely masked any under arm odor, which is extremely important.  I love that I recognize all of the ingredients in it.  This is something I can enjoy and feel good about using.


If you’re curious about this deodorant cream, you can purchase it on Amazon.


Of course, you can ALSO enter to win your own!  Yay! 😀  One of my awesome readers will win a 2-oz jar of this lovely scented Vanilla Mint Deodorant Cream.  Enter below.  Good luck!

Vanilla Mint Deodorant Cream Giveaway


I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone.

Organic Seaweed Powder – Review and Giveaway! 4 comments

resize_6282d3b5c24916951902f402f70370cb79c65b076a60d1a5f2042abbc6a641f9374a8b7e256256Want an all natural, organic face mask?  Check this Organic Seaweed Powder from Azara Organics out.  My daughter and I have both tried this one, and we both can really feel a difference in our skin!  Here’s a little about it from the company:

REDISCOVER WHAT SILKY SMOOTH AND SOFT SKIN FEELS LIKE. Our Organic Seaweed Powder is Perfect for a Revitalizing, Age-Defying Facial Mask or Cellulite Reducing Body Wrap.

DON’T COMPROMISE YOUR HEALTH OR SKIN WITH PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN CHEMICALS. Our Organic Seaweed Powder is Wild Harvested Straight From the Coldest Parts of the North Atlantic and then Micronized into a Fine Powder for Maximum Absorption and Assimilation.

SENSITIVE SKIN, RASHES, DRYNESS OR ACNE, THIS WILL HELP YOU. Our Seaweed Powder is Packed with Vitamins, Minerals, Trace elements, and Amino Acids that are Essential in Maintaining Healthy and Youthful Skin.

0411150915When they say it’s made from seaweed in the Atlantic, they mean it.  That is the ONLY ingredient in this powder!  Now, let me be honest.  This does mean that the smell is a little, well, “fishy”.  You can add an essential oil to help with that if you’d like.  To make the mask, you simply mix it with a little water.  There are other options that you can mix it with too, like honey and Greek yogurt.

When I tried it, I simply added a little water and essential oil.  I could still smell the fishy smell, but once I wiped the mask off, the scent mostly went away with it.  I loved how soft my skin felt afterwards!  My daughter really hated the smell.  She too, really felt like her skin had softened after the first use, but she had a really hard time with the scent, so I don’t know if she’ll use it again.  We BOTH are incredibly impressed that it’s one, single, organic ingredient.  This is something we can feel good about putting on our skin!!


Want to try this effective, organic powder for yourself?  You can buy it on Amazon.  Of course, you can also enter to WIN a jar of your own, right here!  Awesome, right?  Enter below for your chance.


Organic Seaweed Powder for Youthful Skin


*I received the product free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Tea Tree Oil Benefits – Natural Living 17 comments

As you know, I’ve been using more essential oils as part of my quest for more natural living.  I love so many of them.  There is one oil in particular, that I am extra fond of.  It is tea tree oil.  Let me tell you a little about it:


  Tea Tree Oil is one of the most versatile essential oils.  It naturally fights acne, toenail fungus, lice, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, ringworm, fleas, warts, psoriasis, and more.

You can use it to make your own shampoo, lotion, soap, face cleaner, body wash, and toothpaste.

It is a powerful disinfectant, and can be used to make all natural household cleaners, detergents, shower sprays, bathroom disinfectants, and kitchen sprays.

Every large 4 ounce bottle from Apothecary Extracts comes with a FREE 100 PAGE GUIDE. They provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house.
Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. Apothecary Extracts insists on the absolute best quality. They have the tests to prove their Tea Tree Oil’s purity and potency.


I have used Tea Tree Oil for most of my life.  I never liked the smell, but after years of being exposed to it, the potency of the smell doesn’t bother me as much anymore.  Spiders also seem to hate the smell, and I know a lot of family and friends who use it as a spider deterrent in their homes.

I am ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED of the goodness of this oil.  My mom had gum disease and needed surgery, it was so bad.  She couldn’t afford it, so she began saving up.  At the same time, she started using a toothpaste with Tea Tree Oil in it.  When she went back into the dentist months later, she was told that she no longer needed the surgery because she’d improved so much!


Another time when my son was 1, I was cooking bacon.  He came up behind me as I was grabbing the hot plate full of bacon and bacon grease, and tripped me.  The grease dropped all over his face!  We both screamed and after keeping a cold wet rag on him for 10 minutes, I applied Tea tree Oil to his face.  He cried and didn’t like the smell, but 2 minutes later he stopped crying and 30 minutes later you couldn’t even tell he’d been burned.  Yes, I believe in the power of this potent oil, and I’d recommend that EVERYONE have a bottle in their household, as long as it’s a brand they trust.  I’ve used this oil in shampoos for my dermatitis, for bug bites and cuts, to disinfect my kitchen sink/fridge/etc, and so much more.  I will never be without it!


Wanna win your own bottle? Well, then enter below. Good luck!!

Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

*I received a bottle of the product in exchange for an honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone!


Tiffy’s Terrible Top Hat: mean girl bully learns a lesson (Giveaaway) 1 comment

resize_69891ae15acad33900da90a49eb16ee347b7b5316332f7a49f1871a586ffe26e1368cb43256256Twelve year old Tiffany Rinks is a beauty queen, talented, smart and the school bully. She spends her days terrorizing the other kids. But it looks like the tables have been turned. Now she is the victim of a cruel joke. 

Can she unravel the cause of her torment? Or will her bullying and lies cause the loss of her most prized possession? 
Some lessons are only learned the hard way. For Tiffy, it looks like this might be a very hard lesson. 

Tiffy’s Terrible Top Hat is the first book in the Lady Jenniviere’s Quill series of preteen books.  Each book has an underlying moral.  This book centers around anti bullying.



Tiffy’s Terrible Top Hat is a cute, silly story.  I’d recommend it for young girls aged 8-10, and in fact I may have some of the students I work read this as a group for fun.  It’s an easy-to-understand story, and gets the message across in a simple, fun way.  Tiffy is a girl who bullies other people just for fun.  When she experiences the strangest, and quite possibly the hardest day of her life, she begins to rethink some of her ways.  This is a fun, creative story that will make your young girls giggle.  I’m really excited to see more in this series.

You can win your own digital copy of the book!  Enter below, and good luck!

Tiffy's Terrible Top Hat E-Book Giveaway


*I received a digital copy of the e-book for the purpose of this review.  NO monetary compensation was received.




Daily Break – Glade Cherry Sweeps!



Flirting with Fragrances
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Old Factory Candle Set Giveaway! 89 comments

Who is in the mood for a giveaway?  How about a lot of giveaways?  You’ve come to the right place.  I’m joining in on a Sweet Nothings Giveaway Hop, where a ton of other bloggers and myself are giving away prizes!  You’ll have SO many opportunities to win; awesome right?


81sMoJ-2elL._SL1500_Over here at Better on a Budget, you’ve got a chance at winning a set of 3 candles from Old Factory.  This is the Spa Day Set, and the scents are divine!  Here’s a little more about Old Factory Candles:


  • SPA DAY themed gift set contains 3 different 2 ounce candles. Includes Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea.
  • Made in the USA with natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks.
  • Each gift pack comes with 3 fragrance-themed candles. Each of which burns clean for 15 to 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, basement. It’s recommended to  burn one candle in a smaller room, or to combine 2 candles in a larger room for the best effect.
  • Every purchase is 100% Guranteed.



The giveaway runs until Thursday, February 26 at 11:59 pm EST.  Open to the US only.  Good luck!!
Old Factory Candles



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