Anne of Green Gables Collectors Edition Giveaway

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Welcome to the Anne of Green Gables Collectors Series Giveaway

I remember being read Anne of Green Gables in our classroom in Grade 6. I always really liked that a name close to mine was in the book. (Diana) I really preferred the series. It just seem to come to life for me. I enjoyed watching it with my mom when it was on TV when I was a child.

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The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success

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Beach Bound Books is hosting a blog tour for The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success

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The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success | Author: Lori Tsugawa Whaley|Publisher: Aviva Publishing | Publication Date: January 21, 2016 |Genre: Motivational | Number of Pages:264

Book Description:

The Courage of a Samurai is a Japanese American journey into bushido, the samurai code of ethics. Each chapter features a timeless message about Japanese and Japanese Americans who applied the principles of courage,integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, and loyalty to overcome life& challenges, and emerge stronger individuals.  The Courage of a Samurai provides the reader a look‘inside’ this ancient code through the lives of inspiring individuals.Why did Chiune Sugihara, aka the Japanese Schindler, save the lives of Polish and Lithuanian Jews during World War II against the orders of the Japanese and Lithuanian governments?

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Children of Icarus Blog Tour & Giveaway

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the young adult fantasy Children of Icarus written by Caighlan Smith. The tour will run from August 10 – August 24, 2016

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About the Book

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Title: Children of Icarus | Author: Caighlan Smith | Publisher: Switch Press | Publication Date: August 1, 2016 | Genre: Young Adult Fantasy | Number of Pages: 312

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Book Description:

It’s Clara who’s desperate to enter the labyrinth and its Clara who’s bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It’s no surprise when she’s chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.

History and Inspiration Behind the Book

Since I was a wee kidlit, I’ve loved Greek Mythology. That love has only grown and nowadays heavily influences my writing, some more than others. Children of Icarus, my new novel, is counted among the “some”. The inspiration for this book was, of course, drawn from the myth of Icarus—the boy who flew into the sun. But a lot of the setting of the book comes from the myths about Icarus’ father, Daedalus, who built the labyrinth. Children of Icarus takes place within a labyrinth, which the main character has been chosen to enter. She was promised paradise should she find her way out of the labyrinth, but paradise seems more unlikely than ever as she’s forced to confront one horror after another. Many of said horrors have been inspired by Greek mythology, mainly the adorable monsters that populate every great hero’s tale.

The thing is, I had the idea for Children of Icarus back in junior high. The plot was different in every way back then, aside from the setting of the labyrinth. Even the protagonist was an older, altered version of the way she is now. I actually started writing the story back then, but barely got a page in before giving up and moving on to something else. Fast-forward many a year, and I’m studying Greek mythology for my Classics minor at university. It reminds me of that old idea I had, so I revisit it and decide to tell the story of how my protagonist ended up in the labyrinth. I started writing from there, and everything about the story changed. For the better. And now we have a book. Ta-da!

About the Author

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Caighlan Smith was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on June 1st, 1994. She grew up in the scenic coastal community of St. Philip’s, overlooking the dramatic north-west Atlantic. As a kid, she loved to play in the woods around her house, loved to tell stories and believed in magic.

Caighlan, who is studying English, Classics and Creative Writing at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, is a supporter of universal girl-child education and has been involved with the Teachers Action for Girls campaign in Uganda.

Her great loves are reading, gaming and, of course, writing. The “C” in her name is hard, the “gh” is silent.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice
Giveaway ends: August 24, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Caighlan Smith and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Bumbini Giveaway

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Bumbini is a great place to purchase all your gifts for the new baby in your family or the one that is already here. You now have a chance to win $50 credit to Bumbini from this great giveaway hosted by www.MamatheFox.com. Be sure to check out items by Bumbini at http://www.bumbini.ca.

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Winner will be pulled on 8/21
Open to US and Canada

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Summer is here and even though you need to take care of your skin year round. It is just as important when you are outside even more during this season.

Not only should you be wearing an SPF sunscreen but you should also think about keeping it moisturized. Dry skin can still happen in the heat of the summer.

Udderly Smooth® is one product we always have on hand in our home to keep our skin moisturized.

About the Company:

Family owned and operated, Redex Industries, has manufactured Udderly Smooth® products for over 30 years. Manufactured in Salem, Ohio, under the direct guidance of Bill Kennedy, CEO and Registered Pharmacist. Originally invented for use on dairy cows and now used for dry and chapped skin. 

Find out where you can purchase Udderly Smooth® in the U.S. and Canada.

 

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Udderly Smooth® wants to offer one Basically Speaking reader a chance to win a $50 prize pack.

Open to Canada and U.S. (excl. Quebec)

Ends 08/10/16

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$25 Amazon Giveaway Book Blast

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the children’s historical fiction book written by Leigh Shearin, John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In. The blast will run June 1 – 3, 2016. JohnBloomDiggingIn

About the Book

Title: John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In | Author: Leigh Shearin Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction | Number of Pages: 106 | Publication Date: January 22, 2016 amazon2

Book Description

The fun continues in Appleside, NJ, as John Bloom and his pals live, laugh, and watch the incredible events of late 1942 as they unfold across the world. The attack on Pearl Harbor has brought America into the global war, and everyone’s involved- even children! Join them as they do what they can to help with the war effort, even from a small, rural, American town.

Take a peek inside the book…

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About the Author: Leigh Shearin

leighshearin Leigh Shearin is a farmer, writer, photographer, baker, and lifetime dreamer.
Leigh earned a B.A. degree in Studio Art at Maryville College and worked as a graphic artist before earning an ASS degree in Culinary Art. She has worked as a chef, baker and culinary arts instructor. Most recently, she and her husband bought rural land and are developing Winter’Rest, a small farm in central New York. Through all this, Leigh wrote stories and poems…some published; some tucked away. She is happiest living off the land and is an ardent supporter of local and sustainable farms, farmers and practices. Seasonal fresh produce from Winter’Rest Farm is even on the menus of some Farm-to-Fork restaurants in the Central New York. Leigh is also an accomplished photographer, working in Fine Art Photography from age 20, under the name M. Leigh Emery. Leigh writes fiction stories for middle-grade readers. Along with illustrator Kate Shearin, Leigh spins tales of self-sufficiency and independence, along with gentle agriculture education. Since historical fiction is also a lifetime interest, Leigh uses true stories of the past to bring inspiration and joy to modern-day children.

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Book Blast Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: June 15, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Leigh Shearin and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com. a Rafflecopter giveaway 7f634-8682618_orig

Mystery Tim Horton’s Gift Card

Win 1 of 2 Mystery Tim Horton's gift cards - CAN - Ends 06/30 #contestalert #coffee #giveaway

Due to Canadian Basics being hacked, I haven’t had a chance to set up a Mystery Tim Horton’s gift card giveaway.

So instead of Making this a month long since we only have 2 weeks left of the month. I am going to start this giveaway today and end it at the end of next month and we will have 2 winners drawn.

For those that don’t know, I do not know what is on the gift card. My husband, Mike, purchases the gift cards and just gives it to me to mail to you.

 

 

Giveaway is for Canadian Residents only

Ends June 30/16

Win 1 of 2 Mystery Tim Horton’s Gift Cards

* This giveaway is not sponsored by Tim Horton’s. This giveaway is sponsored through Basically Speaking and the prize will be sent through the mail. *

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Lots of people suffer from aches and pains in their daily living. Mike has back pain from a work related injury. It isn’t fun living with aches and pains while trying to do things in your daily life. The aches and pains can affect your sleep. Lakota has lots of products to help you and your family to get relief.

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Lakota® pm is a natural source sleep aid that will help give you pain relief. It is a gentle sleep aid that will allow you to get the 8 hours of sleep that you need. When you need relief from pain to sleep. Going natural with Lakota® is the best way to go.

Lakota® Back Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever

Lakota® Back Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever will give you relief in the area on your back that the pain is located. A simple to use roll-on applicator will allow you to get the relief that you need. I would suggest not to use the roll-on applicator after having a shower. It seems to make it burn from the pure pepper extract. But it does work well when you apply it.

Lakota® Triple Action Back Pain caplets

Lakota® Triple Action Back Pain caplets are also great for back pain relief. You can pair this with the Lakota® Back Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever to give you maximum relief. The caplets are all natural and it is recommended to take with your meal. The caplets are Gluten free, Yeast free , Sugar free and Dairy free. They have no artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. So you know that you are getting a natural source of medicine and it works for any special diets.

Lakota® Muscle Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever

Lakota® Muscle Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever is a must have if you are an adult active in sports. This roll-on pain reliever is also fast acting and odourless. It will give relief to aches from working out, injury or sprains. I know when I have a sprain, it feels like I am forced to stay down and relax. Sometimes that isn’t possible but with Lakota® Muscle Pain Roll-On Pain Reliever, I can still do my mom duties.

Lakota® Muscle Pain Maximum Strength caplets

Lakota® Muscle Pain Maximum Strength caplets will give you relief naturally from your muscle pain. Just like the Lakota® Back Pain products, you can use the roll-on plus the caplets for maximum relief.

Lakota® Joint Care caplets

Lakota® Joint Care caplets will help you if you suffer from pain in your joints. This joint pills will help your repair your cartilage with mineral nutrients, give you pain relief plus a relief from the joints being inflamed with natural ingredients.

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Lakota® also offers help for dog with Lakota® Canine Joint Care tablets. These tablets are in the form of little bones that have a beef liver flavour. An all natural product to help your furbabies by giving them relief from joint pain. I remember being a child and seeing my grandmother’s dog in pain as he walked around. I wish we had these Canine Joint Care tablets to give him to relieve the pain.

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Natural Pain Relief with Lakota Giveaway

Enter to win $150 Lakota® Prize Pack & $50 Amazon gift card

Open to Canada & US residents 18+

Ends March 8, 2016

One entry per household

 

150$ Lakota Prize AND 50$ Amazon

Nature’s Path #OnMyWay Giveaway

 

 

My New Year’s resolution has been to eat healthier and to exercise. Since I received my new kidney, I have been doing just that. Lower sugar in our snacks, more homemade items and now with Nature’s Path 7 Days of Healthy Recipes & Lifestyle Tips Ebook, I have more healthy recipes for my family.

One of the recipes available is the Coconut Chia Tropical Smoothie Bowl. Packed with fruit, yogurt and Nature’s Path granola, you can’t go with this for breakfast or for a snack. It is a great recipe to replace your normal morning routine and start eating healthier.  Find this recipe and more in Nature’s Path 7 Days of Healthy Recipes & Lifestyle Tips Ebook

 

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Coconut Chia Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Canadian Basics
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
A healthier choice for breakfast or a snack.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dairy-free vanilla yogurt
  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen peach chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup Nature’s Path Flax Chia Plus® Coconut Chia Granola
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup peach slices
  • 1/2 cup mango slices
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. In blender, combine yogurt, bananas, peach and mango chunks; blend on high until smooth.
  2. Toppings: Divide yogurt mixture among 4 bowls and top with granola, kiwi, peaches, mango and almonds as desired.
  3. Tip: Keep peeled and cut-up bananas in the freezer for easy prep of morning smoothies.

 

 

Want to Win Organic Granola for a Year?

Here is how: Go to Nature’s Path’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags: #OnMyPath and #GranolaForAYear and tell what your path is for 2016.

 

Prize includes everything you need to get back on a healthy path including:

  • Nature’s Path granola and organic breakfast foods for a year
  • DIY Vegan, by Nicole Axworthy & Lisa Pitman – recipe book including more than 100 ways to create an awesome plant-based pantry
  • Un-Junk Your Diet by Desiree Nielsen, R.D. – how to shop, cook and eat to feel better forever
  • Prize will ship on or after March 1, 2016
  • Grand prize contest closes February 28, 2016

 

This year is going to be an exciting year for me. I am hoping to do more traveling and making memories with Mike and the kids. I am going to enjoy not being hooked up to a dialysis machine nightly for 8 hours. I want to try new things and just enjoy life! That is my path for 2016.

 

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Nature’s Path #OnMyPath Giveaway

Nature’s Path has put together a giveaway for one Canadian Basics reader to win.

One winner will receive:

Open to Canadian & US residents

Giveaway ends February 25/16