A Recipe for Survival: Gluten-Free Recipe Book (Review and Giveaway)

A Recipe for Survival is much more than just a cookbook. It’s a story. It’s a testimony to faith. It’s a guidebook. If you have by necessity or by choice decided to go gluten-free, then this manual is well worth purchasing.

(Go to the bottom of this post to learn how you can win a copy!)

The book begins with an introduction about Freda and her husband Brody. You hear their love story and the trials and heart-aches that ensued soon after they were married. Health problems abounded. Both Freda and Brody were plaugued by ailments causing not just physical stress, but emotional and marital stress as well. They were desperate to find a solution. I greatly enjoyed reading this portion of the book. Freda has a warm engaging writing style that draws you in. (It was also kinda fun to see another couple who also met on eHarmony and married the same month and year as my husband and I did!)

Part I of the book is a testimony to the faith of Freda. Freda uses the Word of God to encourage and uplift the reader, particularly those readers struggling with illness issues or caring for others in the midst of a health crisis.

Part II’s focus is on practical aspects of gluten-free living. If you are new to gluten-free living, you will find that Freda discusses a number of essential topics that can help you on your journey. Topics like cross-contamination, eating out, and how to replace gluten in recipes are all explained in detail among many other topics vital to learning how to live a gluten-free lifestyle.

And finally, Part III of the book is filled with recipes. She has recipes for hard to replace gluten-free foods like waffles, breads, and desserts as well as main dishes, sauces, and side dishes.  Continue reading

Heritage History Giveaway…part deux

Heritage History has generously offered to host yet another giveaway of their fantastic curriculum. They have put together living book collections on CD’s complete with teacher manual, maps, timelines, and more. Be sure to check out our complete review of Heritage History.

Thus far, Bradley has read Stories of Beowulf. Being a boy he loved the action, adventure and monsters! I’m looking forward to continuing to incorporate many of the living books from the British Middle Ages CD into our regular history program – Veritas Press’ Middle Ages Renaissance and Reformation. Heritage History is great supplement, providing a plethora of living books that educate and intrigue or it can be used as a stand alone curriculum. However you want to use it, now is the chance to score your own copy!

Enter our Giveaway!

Heritage History is sponsoring a giveaway on our blog! You have the chance to win a curriculum CD of your choice. For everything you do below, get one entry in our drawing. (You must comment below and let us know what you did to get credit.)

  • Subscribe to our blog (and if you are already a subscriber, let us know that).
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  • Unlimited bonus entries every day! For every blog post from IntoxicatedOnLife.com you SHARE on Facebook, you get an entry into the drawing (post up to 2 per day and leave a comment here telling us what posts you shared).

This giveaway will end on October 1, 2012 and is open to all those residing in the US and Canada.

Winner of Copy-Kids DVD…

In case you haven’t read our review, Copy-Kids is a DVD of kids and for kids. The DVD encourages kids to try new fruits and veggies.

We had 56 entries in our Copy-Kids DVD giveaway. We randomized our entry list using random.org and then asked our 8 year old to pick a number betwen 1 and 56. He chose number 8…congratulations Austin B. you’ve won this giveaway!

Heritage History Curriculum Winner!

We are excited to announce the winner of our Heritage History giveaway. We put the all of the entries in a list, entered it into Random.org to randomize the list. Then, we asked our 8 year old son, Bradley, to pick the lucky winner. He chose, number 67… congratulation Debbie H! You have won a Heritage History curriculum of your choice. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have been!

Copy Kids DVD: Get Your Kids to Eat Fruits & Veggies! (Review and Giveaway)

Do your kids like to eat their fruits and veggies? I have one that loves veggies (broccoli being his favorite), one that loves fruit, and two unknowns (they mostly like breast milk)! Copy-Kids is a DVD that seeks to encourage kids to explore and experience the vast array of fruits and veggies.

I was given a chance to review this DVD, which has won three excellence awards, one from Dr. Toy, one from MACT, and another from Parent Tested Parent Approved. The DVD is aimed toward children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years and retails for $19.95 on the Copy-Kids website. Perfect for my family, because I have 3 in that age range! Unfortunately, my two youngest are just 1 year old and we attempt to keep their screen time at zero. (There have been too many studies that have come out in the last decade that show correlations between children under the age of two watching television and the development of ADHD and learning disabilities.) I did make an exception to review this DVD though.

Copy-Kids is not a flashy DVD. There aren’t boisterous characters, animations, or extravagent special effects. Copy-Kids is simply a DVD of kids having fun exploring and eating different fruits and vegetables. From a parent’s perspective, the kids are quite endearing.

My Kids Reaction

Dylan and Elliot (1 year old), were largely disinterested and did’t pay much attention to the screen while it was on. Cameron (3) enjoyed parts of the DVD, but was really only interested in watching the parts with fruits and vegetables he knows he likes. He always protested during the sections featuring food he doesn’t like.

Copy-Kids is a really cute idea for a children’s DVD, but I don’t forsee that it will make much impact on the eating habits of my children. I’m totally open to the possibility that it might surprise me, and I’m all for trying!

If you would like a chance to check out Copy-Kids, be sure to enter our giveaway!

Enter our Giveaway

You have the chance to win a Copy-Kids DVD. For everything you do below, get one entry in our drawing. (You must comment below this post and let us know what you did to get credit). This giveaway is open to our friends worldwide, not just in the US.

  • Subscribe to our blog (and if you are already a subscriber, let us know that).
  • Like Intoxicated on Life on Facebook (and if you are already a fan, let us know that).
  • Follow Intoxicated on Life on Twitter (and if you are already following us, let us know that).
  • Like Copy-Kids on Facebook.
  • Follow Copy-Kids on Twitter
  • Unlimited bonus entries every day! For every blog post from IntoxicatedOnLife.com you SHARE on Facebook, you get an entry into the drawing (post up to 2 per day). Leave a comment here telling us what posts you shared.

This giveaway will end on September 15, 2012.

Heritage History Curriculums and Libraries (Review & Giveaway)

I was delighted to have the chance to review Heritage History because it’s an incredible product that I’ll be able to easily integrate into the Veritas Press history program we are already using. Heritage History has packaged a plethora of classical history books into an easy-to-store CD (you’d need a few bookcases to store this many books in paper format). This history curriculum can be used on its own, as a living books style of curriculum, or in conjunction with another history program.

Historical Curriculum from Heritage History

This living books curriculum has 5 libraries that are a complete curriculum. The curriculum includes reading lists, study guides, maps, geography terms, teaching aids, and timelines.

  • Young Readers
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • British Middle Ages
  • British Empire

Historical Libraries from Heritage History

There are 4 more historical libraries that are not complete curriculums. This means they have the reading lists, but none of the other resources. Heritage History does have intentions of upgrading the remainder of these libraries.

Child Training Bible: Winner of our Giveaway

We had more than 80 entries for the Child Training Bible kit (a $9 value). Today’s winner will be getting the Child Training Bible Key, three Scripture Tabbing Charts, and assembly instructions.

We placed all the names in a list randomizer. Then I called my mother-in-law and asked her to choose a number at random.

And the winner is…

Tami Lewis!

Enjoy your Child Training Bible! For everyone else, please go to ChildTrainingBible.com and check out their products!

The Child Training Bible: Review & Giveaway!

I was so excited to have the chance to review the Child Training Bible (CTB). I am always on the look-out for resources that can assist Luke and I as we seek to raise our four sons in a way that will glorify God.

More specifically, the integration of Scripture into the lives our children is something we continually seek after. It’s not always easy having Scripture on the tips our tongues that correspond with behaviors and attitudes we see in our children though. Continue reading

Winner of the Art Class DVD

Hello all! We’re announcing the winner of the Art Class DVD. We had over 90 entries for this giveaway!

As we’ve done in the past, I entered all the names in the list randomizer on Random.org and had my lovely wife pick the first number that came into her mind.

And today’s winner is…(drum roll, please)…

Erika

Congratulations!

Remember to visit SeeTheLightShine.com to learn all about the Art Class series for homeschoolers!