Thursday, March 31, 2011

2 New Coupons from Nestle Family Coupons!

Nestlé Family - Nourishing healthy, happy families.

Go HERE to print $1.50 off Tombstone Pizza and $1.00 off Stouffer's!

P2 Charms & Boutique Review/Giveaway

P2 Charms & Boutique

I recently had the privilege of receiving a bracelet from P2 Charms & Boutique and I absolutly LOVE it! It is made out of black & gold Czech Glass Beads, which go perfectly with our local schools colors and theme of my blog "Hayden Coupon Mom"!! Here is a look at it:

Let me share a little about P2 Charms & Boutique:
"We are two sisters with a passion for creativity. We handcraft jewelry, pottery, art and are now carrying handsmocked children's clothing!"
They love of designing and creating jewelry. They love using gemstones, sterling silver, pendants and charms! They also create custom pieces, just ask!
Here is just a couple more pieces I had to share with you!

Love P2 Charms & Boutique's jewelry as much as I do! Great because they are offering a $15 gift certificate to their Etsy Shop to one lucky Hayden Coupon Mom reader!!
Giveaway Rules: 
Must be a HCM blog follower (GFC) and Facebook fan. Please leave a separate comment for each entry along with your name and email so we can contact you if you are our winner!
Mandatory Entries:
1. Like P2 Charms & Boutique on Facebook and send her some HCM love!!
2. Visit P2 Charms & Boutique on Etsy and tell me your favorite item, add her to your favorites while you are their (heart button).
Extra Entries:
2. Enter any of my other blog giveaways, please comment which one you entered!

*Giveaway ends on 4/7/11 at 9pm CST!

Skin MD Natural Review/Giveaway

I love Aloe Vera, and any product made with it! I use to have a huge Aloe Vera plant in my home that I would use, but my cat liked it as well, lol so we don't have it anymore. I was so excited to get to try out this awesome lotion from Skin MD Naturals because it has aloe vera in it! It is the best skin care product around! But this lotion is so much more! Let me share a little about it:
A shielding lotion does the real work to prevent dry skin in two ways.
First, it assists the inner layers of skin to absorb moisture. The humectant (an ingredient that attracts moisture) used in Skin MD Natural is unique to it and has been laboratory tested to be 6 times more effective than any other you will find in common creams.
Second, a shielding lotion enhances the power of the top layer of the skin to resist environmental irritants while protecting the inner natural moisture.
This can be a big benefit for those who cook, wash dishes and garden because Skin MD Natural helps skin retain its natural moisture and oils in the face of all those irritating soaps and chemicals.
The manufacturer's website has hundreds of dermatologist and user reviews including many addressing severe dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. People with sensitive skin -- and those of us who like to live as naturally as possible -- will appreciate that Skin MD Natural is hypoallergenic, free of fragrances, parabens and colorants. It is made with more than 90% natural ingredients and 100% food-grade ingredients that are on the FDA's "most safe" list.

You are going to LOVE it just like I do. Want to try it and their new lotion with +SPF 25?? Skin MD Naural is giving one lucky Hayden Coupon Mom reader a full-sized bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding lotion + a couple of Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 samples! The giveaway is open to the US and Canada only.
Giveaway Rules:
You must be a HCM blog follower and Facebook Fan to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry so each entry will be counted,  along with your name and address so we can contact you if you are our winner!
Mandatory Entries:
1. Like Skin MD Naturals on Facebook and send some HCM love to them by thanking them for the giveaway!
2. Visit Skin MD Naturals website and tell me what you like best about their lotion!
Extra Entries:
2. Enter any of other other giveaways currently going on and comment which other you entered!

*Giveaway ends on 4/7/11 at 9 pm CST!

DiGiorno Facebook Coupon!

New coupon from DiGiorno on their Facebook Page, as you might know we hosted a party for my son's birthday from DiGiorno and got to try some of these new products and we loved them!!

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review/Giveaway

Photo of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil is hand-made in small batches by farmers and families in the Philippines.

First let me share a little about Tropical Traditions:

The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.
Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc.
Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietician in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietician and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.
In 1998 Brian  and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita's old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.
When I first read about the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, I asked my wife Marianita, who grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines, if there was a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut, so that we didn’t have to buy the refined coconut oils found in all the stores in the Philippines. She said there was a method the older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours. After about 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts. So we started making our coconut oil that way and using it for our cooking needs with our three children. We couldn’t believe how wonderful it tasted, and how great we felt. We had been living on Mt. Banahaw in the Philippines for almost two years by that time, and in the year 2000 telephone service was provided to our rural farming community, allowing me to put up a website about our Philippine Herbs. I decided to also put our Virgin Coconut Oil up on the website, not really expecting people to order it because it was a bit expensive since we had to hire people to make the oil, and shipping cost a lot because of the weight. We were so surprised when people started ordering, and then re-ordering it because they felt so great after using it! They told us there was no other coconut oil like it on the market. (See a sample of testimonies.)
Before long we had businesses contacting us asking how to order it in bulk. So we discussed how we could mass produce this kind of oil, and almost abandoned the product because we didn’t want to lose the traditional way of making it. In the end, we decided to just keep making it the same way, by having others in our coconut community also make the oil the traditional way. Many of our producers are in areas so remote, that if they did not use their coconuts to produce Virgin Coconut oil for us, no one would buy their coconuts because it would cost too much to transport them to manufacturing plants. In these areas, the coconuts generally just fell to the ground unused until we started training people to make our Virgin Coconut Oil. We were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US market. The success overwhelmed us.
Today, more than 8 years later, there are other companies now selling coconut oil again in the US, most of them mass-produced by machines. But we are committed to time-honored traditional practices that have produced healthy coconut oil for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Our producers have learned a lot of things over the years, since most of them have been producing this oil for over 8 years now. They have learned how to pick out the best coconuts from each harvest that produce the best quality oil, for example. Their most recent discovery came when certain groups in rural areas had problems with water sources. Water is needed to make the coconut milk from which the oil is extracted. Using true Filipino ingenuity, they started collecting and using the pure nutritious coconut water from inside the organic coconuts instead. They noticed that the water separated from the oil much quicker, and that the end result was a higher quality and better tasting Virgin Coconut Oil. Independent laboratory analysisshows this to be one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants. This enhanced Virgin Coconut Oil is now in the US market under the Tropical Traditions Gold Label brand. It meets our strictest standards to earn this designation. Today when you buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, you are buying the highest quality coconut oil we have to offer, and it is still made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.
Later, when our  family was forced to leave the Philippines, we had to adapt our eating and lifestyle from living in a rural agricultural area of the Philippines, where we had access to a local public market and fresh farm goods produced in our community and the areas surrounding it, to buying food on the shelves of stores where we had little or no knowledge of those who produced the food. As we settled back into life in the United States, I sought out healthy food sources that I felt we could trust to meet the nutritional and health needs of our family.
Finding good food sources and healthy products is an ongoing endeavor, and the products sold through Tropical Traditions are the products I have trusted to meet the needs of my own family. I won't sell you products that I won't use personally or give to my own children. With meats and dairy products, it is not enough to simply be "organic." We believe that animals raised on pasture are preferable to animals in feed lots eating organic grains and organic soy, and so we give preference to animals raised on grass and sunshine, and farmers practicing sustainable agriculture.
How are Products Chosen for Tropical Traditions?
We have a strong commitment to family farming and organic standards. We stand firmly against genetically modified foods (No GMOs). But the organic label is not enough for us. We research and find out where the products are produced, and how they are produced. We find that some organic standards too loose for our trust, so we look beyond what is claimed on a label. We find out as much as possible about those who provide the products. And if a certain quality of product does not exist, we will work with others to produce that product and offer it to our consumers. We did that with Virgin Coconut Oil in the Philippines, and we have done the same thing since coming back to live here in the US.
One of those is our Pastured Poultry chickens raised on Cocofeed. When we began looking for a good source of chicken raised on pasture, we found that all the organic chickens available to us were fed a high concentration of soybeans, and this concerned us. So after two years of research, we finally came up with an organic feed that was soy-free and utilized the coconut pulp that was left over after the coconut oil was extracted from it. In May 2006 we introduced these chickens to our customers, and the following year we also raised turkeys on this feed which are now also available.
Then in 2008 we were asked to provide some of our Cocofeed to a study being done at Ohio State University as it was the only soy-free chicken feed available to be used in a study that showed soy protein was passed into the yolks of eggs from chickens fed high concentrations of soy. We found out that egg-laying chickens fed our Cocofeed had the soy protein in their egg yolks disappear within 10 days of being on our feed. So we worked with farmers in Wisconsin to raise egg-laying chickens on our Cocofeed, and in 2010 we began offering soy-free organic eggs to our consumers as well.
We want you to feel safe when shopping in our online store, so we have a commitment to you to not sell anything that is harmful to the best of our knowledge. All of our foods are either certified organic or meet quality standards that are equal to or higher than organic certification. This includes no GMOs. This is quite different from most health food stores, where you have to be "on your guard" as most of them offer conventional products right alongside organic products, because they want to offer a full selection of products to compete with regular grocery stores. We would rather offer fewer products, and stick to our high standards, so that you can feel safe when shopping here.
Fats and Oils
We believe strongly that there is much confusion in the area of fats and oils in the US today. We believe that there is too much soy in the American diet (soy was not a major component of our diet prior to World War II), so we do our best to make sure that soy is not an ingredient in any of the products that we sell (other than fermented soy sauce as a seasoning). We also believe that there are too many polyunsaturated refined oils in the American diet, and as a result an overabundance of the Omega 6 fatty acids in our food today. We believe the traditional fats and oils that have been consumed in traditional cultures for hundreds if not thousands of years are still the healthiest fats and oils available to us today, including coconut oilolive oilpalm oilsesame oil, and butter from the milk of pastured animals.
What's Ahead?
When Abraham Lincoln served as president of the United States in 1862, about 48 percent of the people living in the U.S. were farmers. Today, that figure is less than 1%. Along with the age of industrialization and technology we have, by and large, lost many of our community family farms and, with that loss, also the loss of many traditional farming skills. Few would argue that our food sources here in the U.S. have suffered as a result, as a consumer-driven economy seeks to support its lifestyle of ease and comfort with cheap foods produced by fewer people providing the labor back on the farms.
But there are new market trends and demands from consumers who are now placing greater value on traditional skills, and healthier food produced "the old fashioned way." The 21st century sees a whole generation of "baby boomers" heading into their senior years, with complex health problems that did not plague their parents' and grandparents' generations, in spite of all the "medical advances" the 21st century brings us. Traditional ways of producing food are coming back into the spotlight, as some are questioning whether those responsible for filling the shelves of our grocery stores and supermarkets truly have our best interest in mind, or represent our core values.
Tropical Traditions is constantly adding more products to offer its customers as we move forward and find people producing products that meet our high standards. We are already working with farmers and drop shipping products directly to your home from the farm, and we will continue that trend. In time, we also hope to setup regional centers where you can pick up local food produced close to your community. In early 2006 we launched our Healthy Buyer's Club that allows individuals and families to purchase bulk retail products for a significant savings. Join us today as we seek to restore traditional ways of producing healthy food and healthy products!
Brian & Marianita Shilhavy
Tropical Traditions, Inc.
Peace With God 
Photo of the Harvesting of Organic Coconuts to make Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil. Our hand-made Virgin Coconut Oil has tested highest in antioxidants. Support family farmers in the Philippines who make this traditional oil.
Harvesting Organic Coconuts

I have really enjoyed using my coconut oil in my morning smoothies, I have also used it cooking instead of vegetable oil, hands down the best best thing for cooking I have discovered in a while! There are so many ways to use Tropical Traditions Coconut oil, and they have many free recipes you can try. Check out this one, it screams YUM!
Frozen Chocolate Coconut Fudge photo
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Mix together all ingredients. Pour on a piece of unbleached parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spread out to about 1/4" thick.
Place fudge in freezer. Let set for about 30 minutes.
Break into pieces and serve or put in container back in freezer until you are ready to serve.
Recipe submitted by Tember, Quakertown, PA

Want to try this awesome Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions yourself!! Tropical Traditions is offering one lucky Hayden Coupon Reader a jar of their awesome Coconut Oil!!!
Open to U.S. & Canada.
Giveaway Rules:
To enter you must be a Hayden Coupon Mom blog follower and Facebook Fan. Please leave a separate comment for each entry along with your name and address so you can be contacted if you are our winner!
Mandatory entries:
1. Sign up for Tropical Traditions newsletter so you will never miss a deal! They have awesome specials like right now B1G1 Lip Moisturizers only $3.50 for 2 until April 3rd!
2. Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook !
Extra Entries:
1. Visit Tropical Traditions and tell me which product you would like to try!
2. Check out their free recipes for their coconut and tell me which on you would like to try! 
3. Follow Tropical Traditions on twitter!
4. Write an Alexa Review for HCM, it helps with our reviews/giveaways (found on our blog on the left side column, only takes a minute!)

*Giveaway ends on 4/7/11 at 9pm CST!
*Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

New Glade plug ins printable coupon!

New Glade plug ins printable coupon! Go HERE to get yours!