48-Hour Giveaway: Artisan Granola from Gathering Grains (6 Winners)


Do you love homemade granola? If so, you’ll definitely want to enter this giveaway!

Gathering Grains is a company that offers delicious homemade granola. And I don’t say that lightly!

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I’ve tried multiple varieties they offer and they are so delicious! My favorite, of course, is the Chocolate Peanut Butter kind.


Mixed in with some coconut milk, almond milk, yogurt, or milk, it’s the perfect start to your morning!


Gathering Grains Granola is made by Andrea — a mom who was concerned with the chemicals her children were eating for breakfast and went on a mission to do something about it.

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Andrea started making things from scratch, reading really old recipes, creating great friendships with an Amish family, and doing some research. Eventually, she started a business fueled by her passion to bring natural food back into her home.

Her motto became: “If my great-grandmother can’t identify it, it’s not coming into our house!”

She says that her granola has been “approved by the neighbor children, encouraged by great friends, and supported by a (very) understanding husband.”


Gathering Grains Granola is handmade, with 100% non-gmo ingredients, including heart healthy coconut oil and non-pasturized Amish raised honey. It is 100% sodium and preservative free.

Special orders are available, including gluten-free and nut-free. Contact Andrea directly to place special orders (gatheringgrains @ gmail.com).

For more information, check out the Gathering Grains website or follow Gathering Grains on Facebook.

Would you like to try some Gathering Grains Granola? Click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address to be entered to win. Six winners, each will receive a sample of granola, including full size jars and snack packs. This giveaway ends Saturday, November 22, at 11:59 pm, CST.

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Staples: 25 Free Holiday Cards with any purchase on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday

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Staples is offering a special deal for Black Friday next week. You can get 25 Free Holiday Cards when you make a purchase in-store on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday.

This offer valid November 27-28, 2014 only, in-store only while supplies last.

You can see the Staples Black Friday at here, and you can check out all the latest Black Friday ad scans at BlackFriday.fm.

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Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals


Here are the best natural & organic coupons & deals available right now, with thanks to Andrea from The Greenbacks Gal for compiling them:

Natural and Organic Coupons: $0.55 King Arthur Flour, $1.00/1 Yes To Product, $1.00/1 Naked Juice Smoothie, and $1.00 off Horizon Mac & Cheese. Check out the full list of coupons for Natural and Organic products.

Real Food Savings: This week you can save when you buy apples, green beans, cranberries, and potatoes!

Costco: Today starts Costco’s pre-holiday extra instant coupon savings for the week of November 21 – 26. Also, they have released their Black Friday ad and have some great savings on kitchen appliances.

Target: I love these two Target deals this week. First, get a Yes To Lip Balm for just $0.49. Then, pick up a bag of Seattle’s Best Organic Coffee for only $3.00!

Burt’s Bees: This would make the PERFECT teacher’s gift! Score a Burt’s Bees Essentials kit for just $7.99!

FREE Cooking with Whole Grains Online Class: Take the Cooking Light online class Creative Ways with Whole Grains FREE! Includes 4 video lessons and 14 recipes.

Blendtec: Blendtec is offering it’s lowest price on refurbished blenders EVER, and you don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get it. Blenders ship free and come with a 7 year warranty!

Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert. What if you could find affordable organic and eco-friendly products on a budget? Eco-friendly moms need affordable solutions. Andrea finds the best green deals, helping hundreds of families save on the frugal, green lifestyle. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic doesn’t have to cost more.

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You all have BLOWN me away…!

Choose Gratitude Blessings Journal

So can I just say something? You all are one downright amazing group of readers!!

I was so excited about the Choose Gratitude Blessings Journal and knew it was a product that has the ability to totally transform your life. However, it’s scary to put a product out there for all the world and encourage other people to buy it — especially because this was our first time to offer physical products in our online store.

But I believe in this product, I know the value it has had in my own life, and I knew that it was something many of you have been asking for. So I wrote the post on Tuesday telling you about it.

And then I clicked publish with a little fear and trepidation wondering if anyone would actually order it.

20 minutes went by and it was pretty much crickets chirping.

I started to second-guess myself and wonder if maybe I had been crazy to put the time and effort into this. But then I remembered: you know what? If I did all of that work just so I could have a product that would make a difference in my personal life as I use it year after year, it was completely worth the effort.

Well, about 5 more minutes went by, and then the orders started trickling in a few at a time. A few more hours went by and they started streaming in. And by that evening, so many orders had come in we started talking about possibly needing to hire extra help to fulfill them all!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing in my excitement and for supporting this project — buying copies not only for yourself, but for your friends and family.

Being the goal-oriented person I am, I set what I thought was a fairly audacious sales goal of how many I had hoped to sell by year-end. I truly didn’t think we would hit it, but I set it anyway.

Well, guess what?!? We hit the year-end sales goal in less than two days!!!

Yes, I told you that you all BLOW ME AWAY!

I am humbly grateful for each of you, for reading here, for sending in encouraging comments and emails, for being such cheerleaders, and for showing up here every day and investing your time and resources to help make this site a success.

I’m not sure what to say other than thank you from the bottom of my heart. You bless me far more than you could ever imagine!

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If you didn’t get a chance to order a Choose Gratitude Blessings Journal, the $2 off coupon code is only good through midnight tonight.

We do not plan to offer it at this low of a price again before Christmas (except for bulk orders). So if you have been thinking of ordering, now’s the time to do it!

Through tonight at midnight, save $2 off the purchase of our brand-new Choose Gratitude Blessings Journals from our store when you use coupon code BLESSING14 at checkout.

That makes it just $7.99 + shipping. You can order as many as you’d like with this discount code.

This would make a great gift idea for friends and family this Christmas season! And don’t forget to purchase one for yourself, as well!

If you’d prefer, the Blessings Journal are also available to purchase off of Amazon. However, the $2 discount code is only good through our online store.

This offer is valid through through midnight tonight only (November 20, 2014).

Go here to order your Choose Gratitude Blessings Journal.

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