Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dear Bread: I Love You! (Review and Giveaway)

Fresh baked bread. A form of heaven? For me, it surely is.

I was once asked a question: "If you could only eat one more meal, what would it be?'. It would include a loaf of fresh baked bread and butter, I can assure you that.

Until this year I have never baked bread in my own home. It seemed impossible and way too complicated when I could simply run to the store and pick up a loaf. The most difficult part of homemade bread is making the dough. We do it often, and while it is not impossible, it does take time and energy and a bit of organization. What is lovely about these ready to go egg bread mixes is all the tough work is done for you. I can still bake a lovely loaf of bread, but in half the time and effort. They taste delicious and are made with love for the environment and are kosher. These beautiful traditionally braided breads will delight guests and family. 

Tribes-A-Dozen manufactures a unique kosher (OU) line of three VoilĂ ! Hallah Egg Bread Mixes -- Simply Spelt, Traditional, and Wholey Wheat. The wholesome, all naturalbread mixes bring you back to a kitchen from long ago. Recreating the warmth. The heavenly aroma. 

Tribes-A-Dozen is about wholesome, all natural, kosher hallah (or challah bread). Hallah, or egg bread, is perfectly enjoyed on its own, as sandwich bread, or as the ultimate base for French toast or bread pudding.

I am excited that Tribes-A-Dozen has agreed to give away three samples of their delicious egg bread mixes- Simply Spelt, Traditional, and Wholey Wheat! This is a value of over $18! You can find retailers for these egg bread mixes here to purchase on your next grocery shopping visit. US entries only, 18+. 



Here is how it works. Take a picture of the Tribes-A-Dozen Voila! Hallah display @ your local Walmart. You will find it on the Kosher shelf. Get creative....They will reward the most creative picture that you post on their page Facebook with a $100 Walmart Gift Card.  Contest valid until 5/2/14. They will post the winner's name on their Facebook page.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #62 is now live! Come link up!

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 62nd week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! It is crazy that we have been doing this for 60 weeks! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 

Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'

 and your co-hosts:

Kyomm @ Vow Move Live

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Hello! This is Tiffany this week. As always, it is fun to read all of your posts. There are so many good ones! I was totally drawn in by these flowers, because I cannot wait for Spring and warmth and green- ah! 

Amanda at Rhyme & Ribbons is an amazing gal, and her blog is just lovely. This post is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the heart. Are you like me- not planning a vacation anytime soon? Then simply scroll through these colorful, vibrant pictures of Amana's stay in London. You may not get to sit and sip espresso and eat a pastry on a street market, but you can have a momentary "getaway". 

Rhyme & Ribbons is a beautiful blog that documents Amanda's transatlanic adventures. Go check it out here!

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)


Lillian: "Mommy, I wunning!"

Lillian's new thing is running. She will do it as long as she gets tired. She pulls her arms up like little chicken wings and gets going. We take her on runs often, so I think she wants to be a runner too. If we try to pick her up she screams, "NO- I DO IT!".

Lillian: "Mommy, I wuff ew"

She has just started saying I Love You. It is adorable and makes my heart melt. 

Lillian: "My paci!"

Don't get me started. We have a battle of wills going on with her paci. 

Lillian: "Pawk Mommy! I waaaanna go shew da pawwwk!"

The pawk. Her favorite place in the world. 

This little girl has a pretty cute language going on. We crack up often at the things that come out of her mouth. Right now my favorite phrase is "Mommy, I hoold ew!" Which means, she wants me to hold her of course:). 


You go girl.