Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 7/27 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest or giveaway that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE on a Win It Wednesday weekly post or my ongoing contest linky because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily copy and paste or re-tweet: 




Monday, July 25, 2016

Choosing to be Gluten Free + Gluten Free & Vegan Protein Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Disclaimer: I was provided a package from Karma Baker inclusive of their gluten free baking mix in exchange for this recipe and review. All opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research as your results may vary. Affiliate links included.



Sometimes being gluten free is difficult and by 'sometimes' I mean a good 90% of the time.

Firstly, there are a ton of different food options out there that can (and do) tease and entice a person on a daily basis; some that are healthier options to choose, some that are strictly hide-in-the-corner guilty pleasures, and some treat myself every so often worthy in betweens.

Thankfully I don't necessarily have to be gluten free but I choose to be to help with maintaining my health issues. Because I technically don't have to be it's a constant daily struggle of willpower with all those options, good, bad, and in between, at my fingertips. Yes, I fall off the bandwagon often but nobody is perfect and when I do my body definitely lets me know!

Secondly, since gluten free has become more and more popular the past few years there have been quite a variety of products that have hit the market. These companies and products have definitely come a long way but there sadly are still those products that prove the stereotype that gluten free is dense, flavor-free, dry, etc.

Thank goodness Karma Baker is not one of those companies!


Karma Baker has a wide variety of #vegan & #glutenfree goodies as well as their great gluten free & vegan baking flour available in 2lb & 5lb bags. #karmabaker























Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 7/20 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest or giveaway that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE on a Win It Wednesday weekly post or my ongoing contest linky because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily copy and paste or re-tweet: 




Monday, July 18, 2016

Birthday Llamas, Kombucha, & Like Minded People: Mother Earth News Fair West Bend Recap

Disclaimer: I was provided complimentary weekend passes to attend the Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated.




Birthday #Llamas, #Kombucha, & Like Minded People: My Mother Earth News Fair West Bend, #Wisconsin Recap! #menf #motherearthfair #motherearthnews



To say the Mother Earth News Fair at West Bend, Wisconsin this past weekend was a whirlwind of speakers, vendors, wares and like-minded people would be a complete understatement. Quite honestly two days just is not nearly enough time to see everything that needs to be seen and hear everything that needs to be heard!

My parents had already ordered and gotten their weekend passes well before the fair and had booked their hotel room at the Hampton Inn & Suites West Bend so I'm grateful that they let me tag along because it really was quite the experience to be had.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 7/13 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest or giveaway that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE on a Win It Wednesday weekly post or my ongoing contest linky because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily copy and paste or re-tweet: 




Thursday, July 7, 2016

7 Ways to Stretch your Food Stamp Budget + Sign the Thrive Market Petition

Disclaimer: Aside from being given access to information regarding the Thrive Market petition I was provided no compensation for the below post. All opinions expressed above are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated.



When I was younger before I got sick, I had a plan for myself.

I was always a good student so I wanted to start working part time when I hit high school, that way I could gain experience and save some money for when I graduated, with honors, and went off to college.

I'd choose a college that meshed with my passions and work two or three jobs to support myself until I graduated and claimed a career, preferably one that allowed me to travel the world.

Reality hit at age 14 and all my plans and dreams went down the proverbial drain.

Now over a decade later at 26 years of age, I can't work a full time or part time job, I still live with my parents whom support me as best they can, I can't drive, I'm on medicaid, and I rely on food stamps to help me buy food.



Here are 7 ways to stretch your #foodstamp #budget + help the nearly 45 million people relying on #SNAP benefits gain easier access to #healthy food by signing the Thrive Market #petition! #ThriveMarket #ThriveAction



Food stamps, SNAP, or Link as it is referred to is a monthly food stipend based on a person or family's financial needs. If you or you and your significant other make below a certain amount per year you may be eligible for help. You can pretty much buy all food items minus some fast food, hot and ready-to-eat foods, and any alcohol according to the state I live in but each state SNAP rules may be different.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 7/6 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest or giveaway that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE on a Win It Wednesday weekly post or my ongoing contest linky because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily copy and paste or re-tweet: