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Monday, December 11, 2017

American Girl Feature and Giveaway #ad #HolidayGiftGuide

My girls have loved American Girl dolls and accessories for years. This brand consistently tops girl's Christmas lists on a yearly basis. So many dolls are targeted for ages 5 and under.  American Girl offers a variety of dolls and accessories for children of all ages, their business is devoted to little and bigger girls, ages 3 to 12.  American Girl encourages girls to dream, grow, aspire and create.  They offer a wide variety of insightful and engaging books that are full of educational and historical information as well!  

They offer a variety of dolls including their newest dolls including Nanea and their new Truly Me dolls. Of course they still have their historical characters from 1764 through 1974, WellieWishers, Bitty Babies, twins, Gabriela, their Girl of the Year for 2017.  They're made with quality and care.  You can shop by browsing their website to select the perfect friend.  In addition to the dolls, their pets and accessories; American Girl offers a variety of books that include crafts, stories and advice for growing girls.  We also subscribe to the American Girl Magazine, which my girls LOVE and look forward to receiving.  The magazine includes recipes, advice, crafts and inspirational quotes and fiction to help a girl navigate through life. It's tough out there! 

We LOVE their animals, perfect for gifting! They offer a variety, including The French Bulldog, new this year! 

French Bulldog
The Western Horse is sure to bring a smile!

Western Horse
The Carrot Plush features FREE SHIPPING right now! 
Carrot Plush for Girls
Julie's Pet Bunny Features a new look! 
Julie's Pet Bunny
It's a great time to grab an American Girl doll or a friend! You can see the entire line of animals here!

Shop now by visiting American Girl here or like their Facebook page here to learn about promotions, new products and store openings.  

American Girl is offering FREE SHIPPING* on orders over $50—
Good through Dec. 14. Enter FS12914 at checkout!!! HURRY! You're almost out of time!

Be sure to enter for the Barefoot By The Sea Holiday Gift Pack! It will include a couple American Girl doll goodies including the Grace paperback book and the Bitty Baby silver inspirational star! 
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Hope you have a wonderful Monday! We had our very first snowstorm of the season and are digging out a bit! Hope you're warm and cozy today! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Dirty Vegan Cookbook Feature and Giveaway!

The Dirty Vegan Cookbook by Catherine Gill

This cookbook would make a great holiday gift for anyone! When I was in high school, we would visit our local co-op and order local and organic food. That's where I first learned about the vegan lifestyle. For far too long, we viewed that lifestyle one of a limiting diet, with a lot of restrictions. The Dirty Vegan Cookbook by Catherine Gill offers alternatives to recipe favorites, all while incorporating the vegan lifestyle

The Dirty Vegan features over 100 recipes that are tasty, creative and VEGAN! Recipes include  Vegan Ravioli Dippers, Avocado and “Bacon” Chees, Cheddar Bread Ring, S’mores Pancake, “Steak” Tips and Sweet Potatoes, Italian Wedding Soup and Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms. The photographs are visually appealing and helpful, the recipes are easy to follow and can easily be made with ingredients from your local grocery store. 

We tried the Garlic and Caper Roasted Cauliflower which was absolutely delicious and creative. I'm anxious to try more recipes! 

Buy It! You can grab your own copy for The Dirty Vegan here. It retails for around $12. Follow Catherine Gill on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter to be "In The Know".

I'm excited to let you know that I'm giving away one copy of The Dirty Vegan for a Barefoot by the Sea reader! Simply comment below and enter for your chance to win! Winner chosen on 12-15, US Only, 18+

**Please note, I did receive a copy of The Dirty Vegan for the purpose of this review but all opinions, as always are my own**

Monday, December 4, 2017

Glee Gum Feature and Giveaway! #HolidayGiftGuide

Looking for a creative, fun gift for the little one in your life?  The folks over at Glee Gum have you covered!  They offer some creative and fun do-it-yourself gifts including their Make Your Own Gummies Kit. We tried it out this weekend and it was a lot of fun! 
Here's the verdict on their Make Your Own Gummies Kit

  • The kit includes everything you need to make your own gummies and it's actually pretty easy to make.  
  • Inside each Make Your Own Gummies Kit, you’ll find sour mix, colored and flavored Fair Trade sugar, powdered seaweed, dried seaweed, simple instructions, a story about carrageenan, and molding starch to make all kinds of shapes.
  • Each kit makes about 15 delicious, sour gummy candies. The kit can be made on the stove or with a microwave. 
  • They don't look like gourmet candies but they were pretty tasty, which is not always the case for these types of kits. I let the kids do this on their own but I'm sure you could get a little more detailed and make gummie worms or more shaped gummies. You can get as creative as you want. This was our first try making these!
  • As always, we love the retro style packaging 
Make Your Own Gummies Kit from Glee Gum

Guess What?  Glee Gum is offering up the MakeYour Own Chewing Gum Kit for one lucky reader! It will be part of the Gift Pack I ship with goodies from the Holiday Gift Guide! Be sure to check out all the goodies Glee offers when gifting this holiday season! 

Buy It!  Visit Glee Gum to purchase and click here to locate stores near you that carry Glee Gum
Win It! Enter via the Rafflecopter Form Below!

This giveaway will end on Friday, December 15th!  Winners will be drawn via  Rafflecopter.!  Open to US residents, 18 years +

*Please note, I did receive the Gummies Kit to test and conduct this review but all opinions, as always are my own and I didn't receive any other compensation*
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Breathe New Hampshire Feature and THE FUN PASS GIVEAWAY

*Please note, I did receive a coupon book to review and information in order to faciliate this giveaway but all opinions, as always are my own*
If you've read Barefoot by the Sea for a while, you probably have heard about  Breathe New Hampshire! It's a wonderful, non-profit organization that focuses on matters that effect our breathing. They spend their time helping to keep New Hampshire's children and teenagers tobacco free. They also focus on programs for childcare providers to understand how to take care of asthmatic children, free COPD screening and much much more. To read about this great organization visit their website here.

One of the ways that Breathe New Hampshire raises money is through their Fun Pass Program. This pass has over $2,000 in discounts at your favorite New England children's attractions in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont! Some of the destinations include Storyland, The Butterfly Museum, The Southwick Zoo, Yorks Wild Animal Kingdom, Billings Farm and Museum, various Children's Museums throughout New England, Ski Mountains, Zoos and so many more!  There are passes to Museums, Amusement Parks, Scenic Tours and so much more!

The Fun Pass has coupons for lift tickets to a variety of ski mountains  That is a great deal for anyone staying local and planning to ski! The coupons are worth $35-$65 each.  Here are a few of the coupons available in the book but to see the full list of the attractions, click here.

·        Story Land ($35 coupon) *this one coupon alone pays for the book!
·        LEGOLAND® Discovery Center ($23 coupon)
·        Edaville Family Theme Park ($37 coupon)
·        York’s Wild Kingdom ($18.50 coupon)
·        Several SkiMountains (LoonGunstock & Waterville Valley)

 Important:  When using your Fun Pass coupons, take the entire book with you.  In order to receive the discount, the coupons must be attached in the Fun Pass book when presented to the attractions.

For just $35 you will receive a coupon book with incredible discounts!  You really can save over $2,000 in discounts at over 100 fantastic New England attractions!

I was so fortunate to be provided a Fun Pass of my own to review and one other one to giveaway to one lucky reader!  Simply comment below and enter for your chance to win! 

Giveaway ends on Dec 15th.  Even if you don't live in New England you could win it for a friend or send them over to enter!
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