Here’s the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways:
Giveaway #1–1 Calendar–Value $20.00
This Holiday Season Give A Gift That Will Sizzle All Year Long…
Giving Product: 2010 Calendar New Orleans Firefighters “Look Hot”
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: The envelope was BURNING when it arrived. As I am a married woman, I can’t say much more, however I think the cover photo above says it all, DON’T YOU? We will be giving this calendar away on Dec. 1 in our Giveaway blog. Don’t miss it!
Earth Friendly Retail Price: $7.99—9.99 Sandwich size and Snack size in a varied array of colors for the corporate executive to the tiniest toddler. Now available on Amazon.
Chief Blonde says: Well when I first saw these, the mom in me said, “Great idea, but how do they stay clean?” Well, you can wash them in the washing machine, dishwasher, or hand wipe. NEAT! I also liked the fact they have no lead, BPA, Phthalates or PVC. My absolute favorite is that they are made in the USA! ReSackits come packaged so cute–with actually no packaging. They are just tied with a bit of twine and a really cute card explaining how they work. The fabrics are adorable and the quality of construction screams handcrafted. Watch the video, it explains so much!
This Year- Why not Give the Gift of Pampering- at a Price that won’t Break the Bank?
Nutrition at Your Fingertips, the latest book by leading national nutrition expert Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
The All-inclusive “Go-To” Guide That Answers All Your Nutrition and Health Questions in a Practical, No-Nonsense Way
- How to eat to beat diseases that may be preventable
- The functions of vitamins and minerals and where to get them
- The symptoms of a food allergy, intolerance and sensitivity
- How to burn more calories in less time
- How consuming more fiber can slim your waistline and how to get more of it
- Where all those extra calories in your diet lurk
- Whether you’re eating a portion or a serving
- How consuming super foods can increase weight loss
- How to indulge without going overboard
- How to balance your food and fitness choices to manage or lose weight
Book Retail Price: $18.95 ($12.89 on Amazon)
Chief Bloggers remark: This highly impressive book is by an equally impressive author. If all of these organizations trust her advice, shouldn’t you? For 5 years, Elisa has been a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, the nation’s largest professional organization that represents almost 70,000 nutrition professionals. Reporters and producers regularly seek out Elisa’s nutrition expertise and real-world approach to nutrition. She has appeared on CBS’s The Early Show, The Today Show, and on dozens of other national and local programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Food Network, Lifetime, and NY1.
A Century of Flavor
A Century of Flavor, a new cookbook published by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, family-owned and operated since 1907, showcases recipes from the Nielsen family collection, as well as recipes from world-renowned chefs attracted to the quality, flavor and varied functionality of pure vanilla.
Gift ideas from the cookbook include:
• Vanilla oil
• Vanilla maple syrup
• Vanilla Caramel Corn Crunch
• Blueberry Vanilla Granola
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: I had to rip this out of my reviewer’s hands in order to get it back for this review. Super Duper interesting!
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Your True Age
Nobody wants to acknowledge that dreaded number on their driver’s license, yet chronological age is only one aspect of what determines a person’s “true age.” Just as we all possess multiple intelligences, we also have multiple ages that make up our “true age.” Expert authors Partnow and Hyman explain just what factors make up these multiple ages, and provide practical insight on ways to improve the scores in each area.
•Includes easy quizzes to help readers determine their “true age profile”
•Addresses medical, educational, sexual, and familial issues—and many More
•A fun and engaging take on cultivating optimal health and well-being
About the Authors
Elaine Bernstein Partnow is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Great Quotes for All Occasions
Judith Partnow Hyman, Ph.D. has run a family practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Encino, California for 25 years.
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: It’s so fun to do this and find out you are 10 years younger than your age! Not so, when it goes the other way. Good tips to reduce your “True Age” too. Written in the easily digestible style of all “Complete Idiot’s Guides”!
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stretching Your Dollar
Everyone is being squeezed these days by the faltering economy, but nobody wants to give up the things that add to quality of life. Much more than just common sense warmed over, this handy guide will take them through the doldrums of the current economy, helping them budget and set priorities, while still enjoying their lives.
• Hundreds of tips on stretching the dollar-without the no-brainers like “clip coupons”
•The few businesses thriving during the downturn are bargain- and budget- oriented
•Does not require a lifestyle makeover.
About the Author
Shannon M. Medisky is the creator and owner of Makingbysaving.com, an online community. Wife, mother, teacher, home economist, and graphic designer, she holds a double Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University.
Available on Amazon.com
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: I found this book to be very valuable during these difficult financial times. We all need new ideas to get ourselves out of the spending rut. I felt like my thinking was pushed outside of the box with Shannon’s tips.