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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gutsey Bars Feature and Giveaway! #Holiday Gift Guide

We have less than a week to go and I'm finishing up the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with Gutsey Bars! Since we're all running on empty as we head to our holiday parties, finish up shopping and wrap like crazy people, it's important to take care of YOU. Let me share these health conscious, delicious bars!
BOSTON -  Double Chocolate Brownie w/ Cacao Chunks (12 bars)
These bars are SO YUMMY!
1. The Boston: Wicked Strong Bah: This bar has 20g of protein & 20g of fiber. It's super filling and so tasty. Made with Grass Fed Whey, which as you know is more important than just organic itself. Who can resist double chocolate brownie! I loved it!
MAINE - Coconut Cookie Dough w/ Cacao Nibs (12 bars)
2. The Maine: The Way Bahs Should Be: This one is yummy too! Featuring low sodium, higher fat content (coconut - good fat), and is low in carbs. This seriously tastes JUST LIKE cookie dough! Yum! 
(PRE-ORDER) NEW HAMPSHIRE - Quinoa Cookie w/ Chia & Cherry (12 bars)
3. The New Hampshire: Eat Clean, Live Free: This bar has great nutritional value. Quinoa Cookie with chia and cherry. I do love the dried cherry and the filling bar. Definitely worth a try for everyone! These bars are SO popular, they're sold out but you can preorder for January 2018!

A little more about Gutsey!
  • Gutsey bars were created for those who desire a better alternative from the traditional snack bars that are filled with sugar, bulked up with grains, gluten and other mystery ingredients.  Whether you're a local commuter or modern day digital nomad traveling by plane, train or automobile, eating healthy while on-the-go is without a doubt a difficult task - everywhere you turn there are less than nutritious snack options. 
  • Gutsey bars contain only good fats and organic ingredients. No GMO's, no grains, no gluten and no added sugars. The bar recipes are sinfully delicious, nutrient-dense and downright crave-able.
  • All this goodness is packed into state-themed packaging that draws us back to our roots and reminds us that WE CAN get there from here - we just have to make the right choices along the way!
These make a great stocking stuffer and perfect gift for the New Year. Soon, we will be focused more on health and wellness and full of resolutions. Why not pick up some of these delicious bars to kick off the New Year right! Gutsey is offerring FREE SHIPPING through 12-31-17!

Be sure to follow Gutsey on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and check out their products. These bars are NOT just for New Englanders! 

I'm happy to let you know that Gutsey is offering up a Sampler Pack of their bars to one lucky Barefoot by the Sea winner! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below and enter! 
*Please note, I was not paid for this content. I did receive each bar to review and post my honest opinions and as always, they are 100% my own!

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! CLOSED

The Dirty Vegan Cookbook by Catherine Gill

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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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