Tuesday, December 27, 2011

$7.00 for 7 Tickets!

One of the things that we want to do as a company is give back. While we're not in a position to do a lot yet, we like to help in any way we can. One thing near and dear to our hearts is adoption. We're in the process of setting up some programs to help people adopt, and meanwhile, I'd like to share something about my friend, Chrissy and her family, who are adopting five children from Ethiopia, hopefully next spring.

I first met Chrissy through her blog, and then realized that she didn't live that far away from me. I also learned that her family had food restrictions like we do. She made some amazing allergy-friendly food and brought it to us.

When she arrived, she told me that her four children had never really been around brown kids before, and she hoped that they didn't stare or shy away. I appreciated her honesty, and there wasn't a problem. Young kids often don't even see color, and the kids all played really well together.

Fast forward a few years, and Chrissy moved away, and just last year, adopted three cute little kiddos from Ethiopia. This year, they learned about five siblings in Ethiopia, and they're in the process of adopting them!

They have a great idea for raising the airfare to pick up their sweet children. They need two round-trip fares for Chrissy and her husband, and five one-way tickets for the kids, to the tune of about $10,000. They're asking that people donate just $1.00 towards each ticket, or $7.00 for 7 Tickets. They're also asking people to share it with all of their friends by word of mouth, Twitter, Facebook, or their blog. Almost everyone can afford $7.00, and what a great feeling to be a part of five children getting what every child deserves: a family!

In Chrissy's words:

Just about everyone can spare $7,

and I believe that God will bless all of those 7's

and turn it into thousands to bring our kiddos home!



Click here to donate! Thank you so much!

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Chrissy and her family...so far!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Free Shipping in Time for Christmas!

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Wishing all of you the best in the coming year!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale!


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Event!

It's that time of year again!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two Local Events This Weekend

We'll be at two local events this weekend. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

Shopping Night at St Catherines
A great way to get started on your Christmas list! Over 30 vendors for your shopping pleasure. $5 admission. Free appetizers. Raffles.
Friday, November 18th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saint Catherine of Siena - 321 Witmer Rd, Horsham, PA

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Franconia Holiday Gift Shop & Fair
Holiday Shopping * Food * Crafts * Raffles * Santa’s Workshop * Pictures with Santa * Secret Shopping *
Saturday, November 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Franconia Elementary School - 366 Harleysville Pike, Souderton, PA

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Lifefactory Display



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Another cell phone picture...
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Local TPN October Events

For our local friends, TPN will be at a few different places in the next few weeks:


Tonight, and for the next few Thursdays, we'll be at Ladies' Night Out at Applebees. We'll have a table set up and will offer different products each week. Tonight, we'll have lots of natural hair and body products, Lifefactory Glass Beverage Bottles, Glass Dharma Drinking Straws, Handmade Coconut Milk Soap, and anything else we can fit on the table!

Applebees
1281 Knapp Road (Rte 309 & Knapp Rd, near the Target Shopping Center)
North Wales, PA

Thursday, September 29th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 6th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM


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Set up at Ladies Night Out
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On Saturday, October 1st (seriously, October??), we will be at Pennypack Farm's Harvest Festival. The Harvest Festival is an annual community event celebrating the season’s harvest. Join us for live music, food, children’s activities and local-sustainable vendors.

Pennypack Farm & Education Center
685 Mann Road
Horsham, PA

Saturday, October 1st, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Join us on Saturday, October 15th at the Second Annual Monster Pumpkin Madness & Country Fair at the Market at DelVal College! Country Fair: hayrides, inflatables, food, carved pumpkins, kids' crafts, and vendors. Monster Pumpkins will be weighed in Saturday for the Grand Prize.

The Market at DelVal College
2100 Lower State Road
Doylestown, PA

Saturday, October 15th, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Windy Day at Monster Pumpkin Madness!


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We will be at the Souderton Braves Family Fall Fest on Sunday, October 16th! Join us at their annual family fun day event!

Romanoski Field
500 East Central Avenue
Souderton, PA

Click here for directions! (Google and Yahoo Maps are incorrect!)

Sunday, August 16th, from 12:30 - 3:30 PM



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On Saturday, October 22nd, you won't want to miss the Sixth Annual Autumn Festival!

Autumn Fest
Amazing Artwork by Mira

Come to the beautiful grounds of the Lord's New Church in Huntingdon Valley for Hayrides and a Moonbounce and Slide (11:00-3:00) and Pony Rides (12:00-2:00). Make your own apple cider, pick your own apples, plus face and pumpkin painting, food concession, and much more!

The Lord's New Church
1725 Huntingdon Road (near Edge Hill & Huntingdon Roads)
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Saturday, October 22nd, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Product Giveaway: Coconut Snow Deodorant!

I am far from being a purist. I use natural products when I can for a number of reasons.

For me, the main reasons are that I'm chemically sensitive and I have Rosacea and sensitive skin. I get sick from fragrances, and strong products irritate my skin.

For my kids, I can't stand the thought of them slathering chemicals on their skin, the body's biggest, porous organ.

I've heard the argument that, "We've been using those (chemical-laden) products for years and we turned out okay." To that, I would respond that it's time to open your eyes and look around. How many people do you know who have cancer? How many others have auto-immune diseases? How are you feeling?

Chemicals in personal care products are certainly not the only cause of disease or poor health, but I think that the junk we're putting in and on our bodies plays a big part in it.

As much as I like natural products, I just wasn't satisfied with some of them. Deodorants are a prime example. You'll have to trust me when I say that I've tried a multitude of different deodorants! Some were so strongly scented with natural herbs and essential oils that they stank. With many others, I was the one who stank! I tried the crystals, and the sprays and the roll-ons...none of them worked. I tried the powder, which we sell. It has a light, natural scent that doesn't bother me. I actually like it. I just didn't stick with using a powder every day because it was messy. I still use it occasionally, sometimes as a body powder. I'm not a great salesperson, I know; I'm just being honest!

So, I asked friends who used natural products what worked for them. Most said, "Nothing." They used the conventional stuff. I got desperate enough to try a couple of them but I couldn't stand the smell. I also couldn't stand the ingredients list!

I continued on my quest. I heard about Coconut Snow. I heard that it really worked. I'd heard the same thing about so many others, though, so I wasn't impressed. I kept looking. I finally went back and tried Coconut Snow. I was impressed. It actually works! And, there's absolutely no scent!

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The application is a bit different. It comes in a squeeze tube, which you shake and then apply with your hands. Not weird, just different. I got used to it right away.

I don't know if this is unique to my kids, but some of them developed body odor at a very young age. With Coconut Snow, I don't have to worry about them using deodorant, no matter how young they are. The ingredients are simply organic jojoba oil, organic cornstarch, baking soda, organic coconut oil, jojoba ester, and Vitamin E.

Safe for kids, no scent, no mess...and it works! I think I've finally found a winner!


GIVEAWAY!

We're giving away one squeeze-tube of Coconut Snow Deodorant.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Whole Foods Farmer's Market


Farmer's Market at North Wales Whole Foods
1210 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales, PA
Every Saturday, from 10am-2pm. Located in the parking lot.


The Local Farmer’s Market is back in swing! This year the Farmer’s Market will run every Saturday from 10am-2pm, from June to October. Local vendors will offer the finest locally made products including jewelry, honey and, of course produce. So please visit the Farmer’s Market and support your local vendors!

Meet some of our Vendors:
Skippack Creek Farm: Organic produce specializing in heirloom varietals, strawberries, microgreens, wheatgrass, flowers, potted herbs and veggies. Skippack Creek is committed to education and will be holding gardening lectures for children & adults alike.
Red Haven Farm: Red Haven Farm is family owned and operated. They raise organic, free range grass fed Angus and Jersey beef on pasture as well as East Freisian sheep and poultry. Products @ market include Grass fed beef, Grass fed lamb, Humanely raised veal, Pastured Pork, Free range eggs, Chemical free hay.
Quarry Hill Farm: Quarry Hill Farm raises pasture fed small protein – lamb, eggs, poultry, rabbit, turkey, ducks and suckling pigs.
Jaybee’s Café: Gluten-Free bakery and full service byob restaurant and café. JayBees Cafe serves wheat free, gluten free, casein free, lactose free, and vegan & raw food menu items. JayBees Cafe strives to use as much fresh, locally grown and organic products as possible.
Alice Bakery: Gourmet all natural bakery with everything from bread to tortes, cupcakes, pies and much more made from scratch using all natural local ingredients.
Fresh-a-Peel Hummus: Hand-crafted small batch hummus made locally in a wide variety of delicious flavors.
Sunset View Aquaponics: Organic hydroponic bib lettuce and salad greens.
Rising Sun Coffee: Locally roasted coffees.
G-Wings: Chicken wings that are baked, not fried, using local chicken and ingredients.
Truly Pure & Natural: Natural hair and skin care products, handcrafted artisan soaps, glass water bottles and straws, local raw honey, raw snacks, and a host of other natural products.
Paul Harvey Creations: Hand-crafted functional wood art. Beautiful woodwork ranging from salad tongs to wooden bowls, cutting boards, wine racks, oil lamps, bookshelves, furniture and more. Custom creations available, just ask Paul! Paul also has a huge organic garden and brings luscious asparagus, salad greens, and veggies to market in season.
Stokes Solar Toys: Solar powered toys for children and adults alike. Owner John Stokes is also a sculptor in various media.
Sublime Alpacas: Hand dyed yarn and knitted creations from Kathy’s own alpacas. Kathy also does knitting and crocheting demos and lessons and can custom make orders.
Posh Pouches: Handmade bags, purses & pouches. Forget paper or plastic, bring your own handmade bags!
Creations by Kelly: Hand-made jewelry and other unique creations by artist Kelly Werkheiser.
May 23 Clothing: Original T-shirt designs individually silk-screened by hand by owner and designer Steve Reik. T-shirts, sweatshirts, mittens, socks, hats & more.
Aspiring Artists of the Earth: Fine art, paintings, glass, beadwork, jewelry, sculpture & much more.
Blue Buddha Studios: offering a variety of different massage styles by certified massage therapist Kate Leonard. Stop by for a chair massage while you have your morning coffee and pick up some organic veggies! The Blue Buddha Studios also offers acupuncture, nutrition counseling, and yoga classes.
Yoga with Rachel: Personal and group yoga instruction for children & adults. Rachel will be giving free yoga demonstrations and classes at selected markets and is available for personal instruction and classes as well.
Zenergy Yerba Mate: Sustainable Harvested Fair Trade herbal tea from the rainforest. A healthy alternative to coffee and sugar ‘energy drinks’ loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Raw Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

We recently started offering Raw Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Nick has been taking it to shows, and the number one question asked is, "What do I do with it?"

So, here are 10 things that we do with coconut oil:

1. Cook with it. Coconut oil is an excellent oil for stir-frying, as it withstands heat much better than other oils.

2. Bake with it. We use it in recipes calling for oil, shortening, or butter. We also season our cast iron pans with it. We condition our wooden cutting boards with it, too.

 
3. Put it on popcorn instead of butter. Sometimes, Nick mixes it with some raw honey, stirs it into the popcorn, and sprinkles it with sea salt. So delicious!

4. Add it to our morning smoothies for a caffeine-free energy boost!

5. Use it to grease the pans when baking.

6. Use it as a moisturizer. It absorbs very quickly and leaves the skin feeling so soft. I use it after a shower*, and I use it as a facial moisturizer, both in the morning before applying makeup, and before bed. It’s gentle on the delicate skin around the eyes and it also moisturizes dry lips. It does a great job of removing makeup. I also rub it into my nails and cuticles.

7. Use it as a hair conditioner. I apply a few drops to my hand, rub my hands together, and massage into wet hair. Comb through, and style as normal. I’ve also massaged it through dry hair, left it on as long as possible, and then shampooed it out. I use it on my African American daughter's hair at night and cover with a sleep cap. I also use it on her during the day to moisturize and to smooth little stray hairs.

 
8. Apply it after shaving.

9. Apply it before going out in the sun.

10. Use it as a massage oil.

I've also made both a deodorant and a tooth soap using coconut oil. I'm still playing around with recipes and will share them once I'm completely happy with them!

Many people have the misconception that coconut oil is unhealthy because it's a saturated fat. However, not all saturated fats are the same. The fatty acids in coconut oil are predominantly medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), also known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). MCFA do not have a negative effect on serum cholesterol, and they actually help protect people from heart disease!

Coconut oil is also said to help with weight loss by providing a feeling of fullness when taken before a meal and by helping to boost the metabolism.

Coconut oil aids in digestion and helps to improve the immune system.

Externally, coconut oil can help with skin rashes and acne, along with wound healing because of its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.


Not all coconut oils are healthy. Some less expensive coconut oils are made from copra, which is coconut that has been dried by smoke or high heat. The copra is often handled using poor sanitary methods, resulting in bacterial contamination and mold in the coconut oil. So, the oil is then refined, bleached, and deodorized to purify it. These inferior oils often smell bad and sometimes have a smoky taste to them.

Our coconut oil is cold-pressed, never heated, and is completely raw. It's extra virgin and certified organic. The result is a delicious oil that's pure white in its solid state and clear in its liquid state.

Coconut oil should be stored at room temperature. It will remain solid at room temperature but will melt on a warm day when temperatures rise about 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes the oil will be in an in-between state, with some solids remaining in the liquid. This is perfectly acceptable, and the clumps will disappear if the room temperature continues to rise, or the oil will completely solidify if the temperature drops. It does not harm the oil at all when it changes from liquid to solid and back again!



I haven’t tried these uses yet, but here are some more!
Use instead of shaving cream.
Use a tiny bit on your underarms as a natural deodorant.
Add to your bathtub for a moisturizing soak
(try adding a drop of peppermint or other essential oil!).
Use to help prevent or reduce visibility of stretch marks.
Use on rough, cracked heals.
Take a spoonful to help with heartburn, acid reflux, or indigestion.
Use to help detox the body during a fast or cleanse.
Take a spoonful with daily vitamins to help improve absorption.
Apply to bee stings or bug bites to soothe and help heal the wound.
Apply regularly to the inside of nostrils if prone to nosebleeds.
Add a spoonful to dog’s or cat’s food.
Use as a metal polish, but always test a small area first.
Mix with a little bit of fresh lemon juice and use as a
furniture polish; always test a small area first!
Try using coconut oil to remove gum stuck in hair.
Use instead of WD-40.
Mix with baking soda for a non-toxic “Goo Gone”.


*For skin care, a nice complement to coconut oil are the Jen'der Handmade Soaps, which are made from coconut oil and coconut milk.





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Friday, May 13, 2011

New Arrivals!

We're now carrying two more colors of the Lifefactory 22-ounce bottles: Orange and Sky Blue.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Kale vs. Chocolate?

We spent the past three days at Delaware Valley College's A-Days. We were set up in the gym...right next to a guy who was selling, of all things, fudge! So, of course, Nick was thinking that people weren't going to want to taste raw kale with all of that chocolate lurking just feet away.

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Well, he was wrong! He put out samples of Brad's Leafy Kale and New York Naturals Kale Chips, and people loved them! He sometimes had to lure them away from the chocolate next door, and then he had to convince them to take that first taste. Some people were reluctant; others had no clue what kale even was!

So, for those who don't know a thing about kale, it is:

  • A dark, leafy green cruciferous vegetable
  • One of the healthiest, nutrient-rich vegetables around
  • An excellent source of calcium, especially since it lacks oxalic acid, found in most other greens, which blocks the absorption of calcium
  • High in Vitamins K, A, and C
  • A source of Manganese, a trace mineral which helps promote strong bones, healthy nerves, and which supports the thyroid gland
  • A source of carotenoids, especially lutein, which help prevent damage to the eyes from exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Thought to have both cancer-preventative benefits because of its antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Extremely low in calories

We love kale and we want to share that love! If you see us at a show, please stop by for a sample. People who initially turned up their noses at it, loved it enough that they brought their friends back to try it!

For those who aren't local, we're going to have a kale giveaway in the very near future. Keep an eye out for it!

Oh, and we caught word that New York Naturals will soon be offering Coconut Chocolate Kale Chips, so soon we'll have the best of both worlds: Kale and Chocolate!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Green Smoothies in Glass and FREE SHIPPING!

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Our two youngest love their green smoothies in their Lifefactory Glass Bottles with their Glass Dharma Glass Straws. They don't always love their green smoothies to look green, so these ones are loaded with berries that hide the greens. They drank these down and begged for more!

If you'd like to try these bottles or straws, or any of our other terrific items, we're offering a free shipping special through the end of the month!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

In the Kitchen with Debra

We are now offering a DVD by Vegan Family Style called
In the Kitchen with Debra.

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Debra has an amazing testimony. She's a wife and a homeschooling mom to seven children. She's also lost over 100 pounds! In the summer of 2008, Debra found herself weighing 300 pounds. In her words,

"I ate for comfort. Over the years we had lived places that were isolated from the community- I was lonely and that gave me plenty of reasons to eat. Food had become my friend. I also had 6 children to take care of and home school. I hid behind my kids, my husband and my weight. I was one lonely lady. Which led me to eat more."

At that point, Debra realized that she wasn't living the life she wanted and she decided that she'd had enough. Eventually, Debra and her entire family started eating a vegan diet. Debra went on to become a Certified Raw Vegan Chef.

On her DVD, Debra talks about her weight loss journey, about vegan and raw vegan diets, and about growing their own foods, both indoors and out. She has an easygoing manner that is comfortable and inviting, as she shares with people who are new to this way of eating and are looking for a healthier lifestyle. She also demonstrates how to prepare the following:

  • Almond Milk
  • Green Smoothies
  • Nut Cheese
  • Flax Crackers
  • Fruit Leathers
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Raw Red Pepper Hummus
  • Veggie Wraps
  • Sweet and Sour Soy Curls
In addition to the DVD, a 360-page ebook is included, featuring topics such as shopping on a budget, stocking both a vegan and raw vegan pantry, a vast resource guide, and over 250 vegan and raw vegan recipes from Debra and some of her friends.

I love these products for several reasons. First of all, as I said, Debra is very inviting. I feel like I'm sitting across the kitchen table from her, chatting away. I think that the information that Debra provides is useful for all families, not just those looking to follow a 100% vegan or raw vegan diet. There's so much evidence out there that our children are unhealthier than ever before because of the multitude of processed foods that are devoid of any nutrition. Children are overweight and malnourished, at the same time! Debra's ideas and recipes can help all families start eating the delicious fruits and vegetables that are lacking in so many of our diets.

In the Kitchen with Debra is fantastic because Debra is real. She's a wife and mom. She has lots of responsibilities and limited time. She has a budget. She doesn't offer recipes that take hours or even days to prepare, and she doesn't offer recipes with exorbitantly priced ingredients. She's here to offer help because she knows how hard it is to balance everything and feed our children healthy food that tastes good. I think she does a great job of it!



Monday, March 14, 2011

More Kale!

I know people who adore kale, and I know people who barely acknowledge its existence. I never ate it until I read about how it was packed full of Vitamins A, C, K, B6, and folic acid, plus the minerals calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese, in addition to other nutrients. I started sauteing it along with other greens. Later, I learned to enjoy kale salads, too. But, it wasn't until I tried it dehydrated that I truly fell in love with kale.

We sell Brad's Leafy Kale, which, as as I've said before, I love, especially the cheesy Naked variety.

Awhile ago, we were contacted by New York Naturals, asking if we were interested in selling their kale chips. They sent us some samples and we did some taste tests.

New York Naturals come in four flavors: Bombay Ranch, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Spicy Miso, and Vegan Cheese.

The Bombay Ranch Kale Chips are described as having a sort of curry/ranch flavor. I didn't find the curry taste to be at all overwhelming, and I loved the overall flavor. The ingredients are: Kale, cashews, sunflower seeds, red onion, garlic, basil, white pepper, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, sea salt.

My oldest son is a huge fan of salt and vinegar potato chips, something I have never liked. Based on that, I was hesitant to even try the Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips, but I sure am glad I did. I absolutely loved them! They're a little bit salty and a little bit sour, and I had to fight my son, who is not a natural food fan by any means, for them! Ingredients: Kale, raw sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, white vinegar, sea salt. As a family with nut allergies, I noticed that this variety doesn't contain nuts, but is manufactured on shared equipment with nuts.

I am not a fan of spicy foods, and the Spicy Miso was too hot for me. The small bite that I tried had a great flavor, and I'm sure that people who love spice would love these! Ingredients: Kale, cashews, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, white miso, white onions, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, turmeric, spices, sea salt.

The Vegan "Cheese" Chips were a big hit, too. New York Magazine described them as: "Doritos for health nuts: raw, vegan, delectably crispy wafers, made from kale leaves laboriously massaged with a cheesy-tasting coating of pulverized cashews, cayenne, red peppers, and lemon juice, and air-dried at 115 degrees for up to fifteen hours." Ingredients: Kale, cashews, sunflower seeds, red bell peppers, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and sea salt.

Each 3.5-ounce resealable and recyclable container is made from a half-pound of kale, which adds up to a whole lot of nutrients. I can pretend that that's why I'm eating them. The truth, however, is that I eat them because they're absolutely delicious and addicting!

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mommy Menus Winner!

Random Number Generator came up with #7,

which was this entry:


Like Truly Pure & Natural on Facebook

Christe Mork

March 8, 2011 11:42 PM


Congratulations, Christe! I hope you enjoy Mommy Menus as much as I have!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Sippy Caps!

Lifefactory Sippy Caps for the 9-ounce bottles are here! We've received two thumbs up from our own little testers. I'm already a fan because I'm visualizing no more spilled drinks at the dinner table because our little ones forgot to put their lids back on!

The Sippy Caps are available in four colors: Royal Purple, Spring Green, Ocean Blue, and Raspberry. They have an insert that makes them spill-resistant, which I also appreciate. We offer them individually or in a two-pack.

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I have to say that I'm a bit confused as to why there isn't an orange cap, and why there is a raspberry cap when there's no 9-ounce raspberry bottle! The manufacturer simply said that the orange is not available at this time, and that there will be a Raspberry 9-ounce bottle sometime in the future. So, for now, we're just mixing and matching!

We're still looking forward to the Flip-Top Caps for the 16-ounce and the 22-ounce bottles, which are scheduled to debut in May. Until then, we're happy to have our Sippy Caps!


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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Giveaway: Mommy Menus!

Samantha Gibbs of Color Wheel Meals and Rawkinmom's Blog has donated a copy of her ebook, Mommy Menus, for us to give away!
You can read more about her awesome book here.

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To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Easy!


If you would like additional entries, you can earn one entry for each of the following:





Please leave a separate comment for each entry!

Also, please include your email address.
You can't win if we can't contact you!


Giveaway will end on Saturday, March 12th at midnight EST.

Winner will be notified by email and will also be announced here and on Facebook.


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mommy Menus Review...and an Upcoming Giveaway!


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Samantha Gibbs, owner of Color Wheel Meals, has put together an e-book called Mommy Menus.
Mommy Menus
is a collection of daily kid-friendly raw foods menus from 11 moms, herself included. Each of the moms contributed her bio, a link to her website or blog, and a breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, and drink recipe.


This book is good not only for families following a raw foods diet, but for all families because there’s not a child out there that can’t benefit from more fresh fruits and vegetables in his or her diet!


The majority of the recipes are quick and easy to prepare and use common ingredients. Many have kid-friendly names and are presented in a way that will appeal to kids.


Unfortunately for us, the number of recipes we can try is limited by nut and sesame allergies. We’re able to omit the nuts or substitute sunflower seeds in some of the recipes, and there are some yummy snack recipes, and smoothie and juice recipes that work for us. And Samantha’s Kale Salad recipe is so amazing that I could eat it every day and be happy. Sooooo addicting…

In addition to the Mommy Menus recipes, I’ve gotten more good recipes by following the links in the book to the moms’ blogs.


One thing I love about Mommy Menus is the tips from the moms. My kids don’t beg for vegetables. Okay, I’ll be honest; they’ve been known to run and hide at the mention of veggies! The book reminds me to take a deep breath, relax, and take it one baby step at a time. Just by having fruits and veggies always available, and following some of the other tips, I’ve already seen changes in the way the kids are eating.


I’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to get my kids to eat their veggies. With Mommy Menus, I’m confident that I’m on my way to my goal of healthier family meals!



Giveaways/Raffles


Samantha Gibbs has written two other e-books, Color Wheel Meals Recipe Manual and 30 Days of Green Smoothies. Visit her blog, Rawkinmom’s Blog, to learn more.

Check back tomorrow to find out how you can win Mommy Menus!




Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Super Allergy Girl Allergy & Celiac Cookbook: Gluten-free, Casein-free, Nut-free

We're happy to announce that we're now carrying The Super Allergy Girl Allergy & Celiac Cookbook: Gluten-free Casein-free Nut-free by Lisa A. Lundy. This is absolutely my favorite allergy cookbook. I still remember being in a health food store at the beach, and Nick calling me over to look at a flier on the bulletin board for this cookbook. I knew I had to have it! It turned out to be the first good cookbook I'd found that covered all of our allergy needs.

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Here is a review I wrote on Amazon back on August 11, 2008:

"This cookbook has been a lifesaver for our family. Our son has autism and is on a gluten/casein-free diet and our daughter is gluten intolerant. There are plenty of GFCF cookbooks out there and we did okay with finding meals that they could eat.

Then, our baby was diagnosed with food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs, and that changed everything! I tried baking GFCF desserts without eggs and had one disaster after the other. I eventually found a few things that worked, but I still needed more recipes.

I was thrilled to discover this cookbook because it addresses all of our allergies. I've made many recipes from it, and every single one so far has been a hit with the kids. We've enjoyed the main dishes (the General Tso's Chicken is amazing!), the snack mixes are great, and the desserts are delicious. I'd given up on trying to make brownies without wheat or eggs, but there are two brownie recipes in this book, and they're both incredible.

I've recommended this cookbook to many people. The only thing I'd point out is that some of the recipes call for Bragg's Liquid Aminos, which we don't use, or, alternately, soy sauce. Regular soy sauce has wheat in it, so it's important to look for wheat-free Tamari Soy Sauce, if avoiding wheat or gluten."

Lisa not only has over 200 recipes in her book, she also offers so much helpful information on food allergies, celiac disease, equipping your kitchen, where to find ingredients, tips for saving time and money, how to work with allergy recipes and how to measure gluten-free flours. She also has an extensive section on rotation diets and food families.

One of the ways that this cookbook really helped us was to provide recipes for special occasions. The chocolate cake recipe is wonderful and has been the perfect cake for many birthdays in our house. The chocolate chip cookies and the brownies are delicious treats, too. There are many muffin recipes that the kids love, and we just make them in mini-muffin tins and pop them in the freezer so that they're ready when we need them. There are even candy recipes that we've used for holidays. It's just been nice to have treats so that the kids didn't always feel different or left out during various social occasions.

There are also many delicious main dish recipes that we've used over the years, plus many good dressings and dips, which have helped our family since it's hard to find dressings and such that are allergy-friendly.

I also have to mention that Lisa is one of the nicest people ever. Although we haven't met, I've contacted her a number of times with questions, comments, and more questions...and she's always been so willing to help in any way she could. She knows her stuff and has lived with more food allergies in her children than I can even imagine, and she does so much to help other parents deal with food allergies. It's a pleasure to carry her book, and I hope that it helps others as much as it's helped us.




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Thursday, February 24, 2011

What Our Customers are Saying

We have the nicest customers and we want to share what they're saying! Here's where you can read about our customers' experiences with our products:

Product Reviews: Read our customers' blog posts about the products we offer.

Comments: Emails we're received from our customers

Reviews: Check out customer reviews on our Facebook page.


We love hearing from everyone, and really appreciate your kind words and support. Thank you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Adoption Fundraiser Raffle

My friend, Kiara, is having a raffle to raise money for their adoption fund. She's raffling off the Lifefactory Bottle pictured below (that she purchased from us!). Head on over to Kiara's blog for two ways to win the bottle; you can get one chance for every $5.00 you contribute to their adoption fund, and you can get a second chance for sharing about it on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.

Giveaways/Raffles

(I wanted to note that I'm not entering this raffle; I'm just helping them to spread the word!)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We Have a Winner!



Amanda Thomas said...

I follow your blog.
January 8, 2011 4:49 PM

Congratulations, Amanda! That was the winning entry, chosen by a random number generator!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Our "Happy New Raw Year" Giveaway

Our "Happy New Raw Year" Giveaway


We are giving away a
Goraw Super Cookie and Super Chip
Combo Pack
+ your choice of any flavor of
Brad's Raw Chips
That's a $27.00 value!

Raw, Organic, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Snacks


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