Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Sprout Skincare – Great Stuff & COUPON!

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway, beauty, environmental

Ooooh beauties… do I have a great post for you —> Skincare. Animal friendly. Non-toxic. Need I say more? Are you interested? Let’s get to it.

Sprout Skincare: I’ve been a fan of Sprout Skincare products for a couple of years now. Although I’m always trying new beauty goodies and sharing my finds with you, there are some that are always going to be found in my bathroom. Enter: Sprout Skincare. This fun little company is owned by Adina Grigore and she’s a total gem – solid gal – good energy vibin’ woman. She makes great products and her love in them shows. So, I was thrilled when she sent me some of her products in their new packaging … as well as offering my readers a treat! Lucky you!!

What did she send me?

Eco friendly, Natural, Non-toxic Skincare by Sprout Skincare (I love the glass packaging)

I was the blessed recipient of her amazing all over cream (I’m playing beauty goddess with it and using it with my new passion, essential oils. It’s a nice carrier product for them). She also sent me a travel size cleanser and toner, which is perfect because we’re planning a camping trip soon. Not only are they a great travel size, but the way to use them is great for camping. You see, the cleanser uses a cotton ball to wipe over your face, and then a quick splash with water to rinse off. That will be easy to do while camping instead of lathering up a cleanser, getting my hands all soapy, etc). She also sent me a kit of her lip balms. Adorable little case for them. As you can imagine, I’m stoked and grateful. Thank you, Adina.

So, what can you get as a reader of mine? Well, I loved the travel size cleanser and toner so much that if you make a purchase and use the coupon code KRISTEN when you check out, you’re getting a travel cleanser and toner for free! How awesome is that?! And, during the month of August, there’s free shipping, too. Double score!

Hop on over to Sprout Skincare and treat yourself to something marvelous. If I can make a recommendation, you will not go wrong with purchasing Adina’s cream. It’s one of my favorite creams ever.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Kristen’s Raw 33rd Awesome Giveaway – Free Raw Vegan Recipe Ebooks

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It’s Giveaway Time. And, I’m feeling super generous because it’s my birthday this month!

Who wants to win some free raw vegan recipe ebooks? I’m selecting TEN winners! The prize: THREE EBOOKS OF YOUR CHOICE. Since I’m giving away ebooks, this giveaway is open to anyone in the world with an email address.

Winners pick three ebook titles of their choosing!

Here’s how you can participate. Simply answer the following question in this blog post’s comment section below.

What are your favorite music bands?

The contest will end Saturday night, June 23rd @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the questions (and those who entered “other chances to win” described below) into a drawing and announce the winners on my blog (via THIS blog post) Sunday, June 24th. To see if you won… I will respond below, in this post’s comment section to the winners’ submission comments. Be sure to check back here and see if you won (I will also email the winners if possible)! If I do not hear back from the winners within two weeks, I will select new winners.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Kristen’s Raw 32nd Awesome Giveaway – Pristine Beauty

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway

Whooooo Wheeeeeee! I’m excited about this giveaway. You might remember when I recently sang the praises of Pristine Beauty’s products. Well. I wrote to the company and asked them to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. Guess what? They offered to give away two amazing prizes! That means, for this giveaway, I am selecting two winners. I have two awesome prizes (one prize for each winner).

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Monday, February 20th, 2012

Kristen’s Raw 31st Awesome Giveaway – A Year of Beauty

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How many of you color your hair? As I noted in my last post, I added a few highlites back into my hair… specifically around my face (that’s a pic of me leaving the salon). I like change, I like to play, and I like to have fun. Unfortunately, most hair coloring products do much damage to both you and the environment. While there’s still no perfect solution (in my opinion), there are some better options available. Enter: Tints of Nature.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Kamea Models an Organic Flap Happy Hat & Giveaway Time!

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway, green mommy blog, kamea

I was offered the opportunity for Kamea to get her hands on one of these cute organic flap happy floppy hats. That’s something we can use year round here in sunny Arizona. I jumped at the chance.

Trouble was…. I couldn’t get her to wear it. She’s going through a no-hat stage right now, but that’s ok. I know she’ll grow out of the phase (fingers crossed) and the hat will still fit when she does (fingers still crossed).

In our attempt to get a pic of this adorable hat, I offer you this “action” shot. You’d never know that a nanosecond after we got the shot, she took it off because she sure looks like she’s loving it. I know I am!

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Friday, October 7th, 2011

Congratulations Jessica and Lisa – Winners of My Holiday Raw Recipe Book

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Thanks for everyone who participated in my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of my Easy Raw Vegan Holiday Recipe Book. I LOVED reading everyone’s comments. I took some trips down memory lane with you… especially those of you who wrote about pierogi!

After randomly drawing two winners…. Here they are…

Jessica - Pistachio pudding, you know the kind with the little marshmallows in it? Oh so yummy, I need to find a way to veganize that dish.

Lisa - Hmm, the one food I couldn’t get enough of as a kid was tomatoes. I could eat piles of them, and still can!

Email me your address and I’ll get your book to you! Cheers!

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Kristen’s Raw 30th Awesome Giveaway – Free Holiday Book!

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway

Even though I just had an awesome giveaway where I featured Jigsaw’s fantastic magnesium with SRT, I’m doing another giveaway right now.

This time I’m offering 2 lucky winners each a copy of my Easy Raw Vegan Holidays book!

The holidays are fast approaching with Halloween right around the corner, and I’m already planning my Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. As usual, I’m turning to my Easy Raw Vegan Holidays book for ideas, which offers fun, nutritious, and delicious recipes for the whole family. In fact, I just received an email the other day from someone who made my raw pumpkin pie and couldn’t believe how delicious it was. :)

Let’s get to it! How can you enter for a chance to win a copy of my book? It’s simple! Answer the following question in this blog post’s comment section.

What is your favorite childhood dish that brings lots of memories?

The contest will end Thursday night, October 6th @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the question into a drawing and announce the winners on my blog Friday, October 7th. (This contest is open to everyone around the globe, and if you don’t live in the United States, I will send you the ebook version.)

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Winner of Kristen’s Raw 29th Awesome Giveaway – Congrats, Bitt!

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway

Congratulations, Bitt! You are the randomly selected winner of Jigsaw’s Magnesium with SRT. Whoo hoo! This is great stuff. I hope it works wonders for you. (Simply email me your mailing address and I’ll get the Magnesium to you straight away.)

Here was Bitt’s response when I asked how she thought Jigsaw’s Magnesium with SRT could help her…

I’ve been taking magnesium for years for just the things you mentioned–sleep, constipation, muscle issues. I like that theirs is the dimagnesium malate, I haven’t tried that kind before. I learned that it also helps the female cycle (no wonder we crave chocolate during that TOTM). Great giveaway!

The good news doesn’t stop there though!

Jigsaw was so excited about all of your comments that they’re offering a special coupon to my readers for $10 off with coupon code: KRISTENSRAW10

I don’t know about you, but I’m off to buy a few bottles for myself and my family. I want my mom and step-dad on it, and Greg and I need to replenish our supply. The more bottles you buy at once, the cheaper the price per bottle. Plus, they have a great 90-day money back guarantee. I love a company with a solid promise like that.

If you’d like to take advantage of this special offer, visit here, and remember to enter the code KRISTENSRAW10

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Kristen’s Raw 29th Awesome Giveaway – Magnesium!

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway

Wow… it’s been too long since my last giveaway! I promise to get on top of that in the future. ;)

This is a very important giveaway because it highlights a mineral that research shows many of us are sorely lacking. Magnesium. I used to think that I didn’t need to supplement with magnesium because I had enough in my diet. I knew that cashews contained it. Chocolate, too! (In fact, many believe that when you crave chocolate, it’s often a sign of your body needing magnesium). But, I was wrong with my thinking that I’m getting enough with food alone. A quarter cup ofc ashews gives about 20-25% of the recommended daily intake (400 mg). I believe there are many nutrients, including magnesium, of which we need higher levels than what the RDI recommends.

But, that’s not all. If you have a magnesium deficiency, it seems that you can’t replenish by just getting the RDI amount of 400 mg. Experts believe that if you’re low on magnesium (by the way, this is not obvious info from blood tests; see why here), then you’ll need to consume higher levels. According to Jigsaw’s website, “Some experts in the field — such as Dr. Russell Blaylock — recommend 1000mg a day as the optimal dose to relieve the effects that can be connected to magnesium-deprived diets.”* Therefore, I’d need to consume at least a cup of cashews and lots of chocolate (ummm… okay, maybe that’s not a bad thing – lol) to reach the amount I think I need. That’s a lot of cashews every day! And — thought it pains me to admit — too much chocolate. :(

So I always try to rely first on organic whole foods to give me a strong foundation of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and then I supplement to fill in the gaps.

The first thing to know is that not all magnesiums (magnesia?) are created equally. Again, it’s a very important mineral. Remember that I mentioned that many people are deficient and need to supplement more than the RDI? Well, it turns out that you don’t want to do this with just any magnesium or you might have bowel trouble due to the mineral’s laxative effect. That’s why I like Jigsaw’s Sustained Release Magnesium, which lets you take higher amounts without having to worry about, er, explosive bowel issues. I speak from experience… (TMI alert)… in the past, I supplemented by drinking Natural Calm’s popular magnesium drink, but I found that I had to be careful with it because it gave me… um… issues. Also, taking the time to drink a cup of something every night inevitably means that there will be times that I miss it because I don’t feel like making or drinking it. So… what to do?

Enter: Jigsaw’s magnesium with SRT supplement and this giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a bottle of Jigsaw’s magnesium with SRT (240 tablets, a 2-month supply. That’s a $39.97 value!… more than regular magnesium due to its time-released formulation that prevents the laxative effect). Details on how to enter for this great prize are at the end of this post.

I’ve only scratched the surface about magnesium and supplementing with it. Here’s some more info from Jigsaw’s website.

What Can Magnesium Help Me With?*

  • Promote healthy relaxed muscle tone and function.*
  • Promote athletic recovery.*
  • Support steady energy production. Promote healthy, restful sleep.*
  • Support a balanced response to stress.*
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure levels.*
  • Maintain healthy blood sugar/glucose levels within normal limits.*
  • Promote regularity and healthy digestion.*
  • Support the body’s ability to properly dissolve and utilize calcium in joints, muscles, and arteries.*
  • Support respiratory and cardiovascular health.*
  • Support healthy hormonal balance—especially in connection with the female cycle.*
  • Support overall bone health.*

Up to 80% of Americans are Running Low on Magnesium… Why?

The simplest answer is that our modern food supply (including organic food) simply doesn’t contain the magnesium it should due to highly depleted soil conditions. Even back in 1915, there were worries about the nutrient quality of the soil, as found in a record of Congressional Testimony. So even if you eat healthy, it is likely that you are running low on this critical mineral.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011

Free Set of Kristen’s Raw Ebooks – Giveaway Time!

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway, ebooks, Kristen Suzanne

To celebrate the new look of my blog, I’m holding a giveaway. The prize? A complete set of my ebooks (that’s 12 ebooks!). And… I’m going to select 3 winners!

WANT THE CHANCE TO WIN?

It’s simple to participate. All you have to do is answer the following question (BOTH PARTS!) in this post’s comment section. The contest will end Wednesday night, April 13th @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the question into a drawing and announce the winners on my blog Thursday, April 14th.

 

QUESTION: Where is your favorite place to travel in the United States and Why?

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