Sunday, November 29, 2009

♪♫ Online Boutique~Week in Review~ 5 Fantastic Giveaways! ♪♫

Many of this week's giveaways will end TODAY! Make sure to go back and enter for each one! Start checking items off of your Christmas Shopping List FAST! :-)


"In Bloom" Reese Witherspoon perfume from Avon ($34 Value)

Gold Canyon Candle ($12 value)

$20 Gift Certificate for the Online Boutique

Pampered Chef Giveaway ($43 Value!)

♪ E-Mealz Giveaway & Holiday Meal Plan




♪♫ Don't forget to visit ReallyWorkingFromHome.com
RIGHT NOW during our Online Christmas Boutique!

Do some holiday shopping to support a Mom Business
and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫

Saturday, November 28, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 12


♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.

And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫




Today's featured Christian Mom is
Shari Romsdal
with










Shari's favorite family Christmas Recipe

Corn Delight


1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream style corn
1 stick butter
1 cup Velveeta cheese cubed
¼ cup chopped onion
1/8 cup chopped pimento (optional)
1 cup broken spaghetti


Drain whole kernel corn and combine all together. Bake covered 30 minutes then uncovered 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Shari ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪


At Crafty Bear Crafts we strive to make each item uniquely yours. Whether it is a fleece blanket with your graduate's school, name, and year on it or a bib with your child’s birth information. Each item is created to show the recipient how much you care for them!



Our top picks for the 2009 holiday season are:


1. The fleece scarves. Everyone can use them. They are lightweight but still keep the warmth in. At $10 each they make a great gift.

2. Fleece Blankets. Just like the scarf, these are lightweight but still keep you warm. Measuring 50” x 60” they are even big enough to share. Coming in at $23 ($25 with carrying strap) they are a steal and a great way to show team spirit.

3. For the little ones we have pull over bibs. White terrycloth washes up great. They are a generous size to cover the front and the neck will even fit over some toddlers so it could be used when doing crafts. They make a great fit and even a stocking stuffer at $6.50



SPECIALS: Right now until December 5, 2009 we are running a special. 10% off your order (before shipping). Mention ReallyWorkingFromHome.com to recieve this offer. All orders will be sent out by December 19, 2009.



Shari's website: www.craftybearcrafts.com













**Click HERE for Today's Giveaway!



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Friday, November 27, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 11



And the Winner is: Nicole!



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫




Today's featured
Christian Mom is
Mary Bertsch
with





Mary's favorite family Christmas Recipe


PEANUT BLOSSOMS



1 ¾ c. flour
1 tsp soda
½ tsp salt
½ c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar, packed
½ c. shortening
½ c. peanut butter
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
48 milk chocolate kisses (9 oz.)


Combine all ingredients, except candy, in large mixing bowl. Mix on lowest speed of mixer until dough forms. Shape dough into balls, using a rounded teaspoonful for each. Roll balls in sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Top each cookie immediately with a chocolate kiss and press down firmly so cookie cracks around the edge. Yields 48 cookies.


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Mary ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪



“DING DONG” AVON CALLING!!


Remember those days? AVON has been an American icon for over 120 years. But….AVON has expanded way beyond the well-known makeup and perfume. Today AVON features fashion accessories, jewelry, handbags, children’s clothing and accessories, MARK—trendy, fun, on-the-edge products and more.


Do you need a great gift for a friend or family member? Need stocking stuffers? Short on time? Have you thought about shopping ONLINE for AVON products? There’s something for everyone at AVON. Get the best in bath and body, skin care, fragrance, jewelry, fashion and great gift ideas.


So……do you want some ideas for easy Christmas gifts? These are my top picks for the season which can be purchased from campaign 25. Go to my website www.youravon.com/mbertsch  for easy shopping from home at your computer. Select direct delivery and the products will be shipped to your front door.
**I will even give you a FREE shipping code FSANY.


Top Picks for the Holidays:
The Ultimate Beauty Gift Set ONLY $24.99 (OVER $100 value) with any $10 beauty purchase pg 12-17, 34-34, 56-123, 180 thru 211

1. Cosmetic bag $25 value

2. Rare Gold Eau de Parfum Spray $22.50 value

3. Anew Ultimate Age Repair Night Cream $34.00 value

4. Ultra Color Rich 24k Gold Lipstick—Golden Raisin $8.00 value

5. Glimmersticks Eye Liner—blackest black $6.00 value

6. SuperFull Mascara—black $8.50 value



Introducing “NEW” IN BLOOM by REESE WITHERSPOON 4 piece gift collection ONLY $39

1. Eau de Parfum Spray $34.00 value

2. Body Lotion $15.00 value

3. Shower Gel $15.00 value

4. Gift Bag



Introducing “NEW” PATRICK DEMPSEY 2 Eau de Toilette Spray ONLY $30.00 ($35.00 value)



Big Deal” ALL 16 for $12—Great Stocking Stuffers!

1. 4 Holiday Hand Creams

2. 4 AVON Kids Holiday Bath Time Body Paints

3. 8 Winter Treats Lip Balms



More Stocking Stuffers!

1. Lip balms & mini hand creams $.99

2. Roll-on deodorants $.99

3. Kid’s Bath Time Body Paints $1.99

4. Bubble Bath Minis, Shower Gel minis, Body Lotion minis $.99

5. Full-size Hand Creams $1.49

6. Full-Size Antibacterial Hand Gels $1.49

7. Full-Size Holiday Shower Gels $1.99



America’s #1 Bubble Bath any 2 for $9.99



Bath and Body 5-piece Gift Set $9.99

1. Shower Gel

2. Body Lotion

3. Body Spray

4. Shower Pouf’

5. Drawstring Bag



Natural Shower Gels Any 5 for $10


Create your own holiday gift basket for ONLY $1 with any $20 beauty purchase (see details)

1. Gift Basket (All $15 value)

2. Tissue Paper Cellophane Bag

3. Self-Forming Bow



**Go to my website www.youravon.com/mbertsch and use 
FREE shipping code FSANY. **





Today's Giveway:

In Bloom Eau de Parfum Spray by Reese Witherspoon ($34 value)

Developed by Reese Witherspoon with a prestigious fragrance designer, this precious floral elixir expresses indulgent sensuality with a sumptuous trio of signature blossoms. Sensual and elegant, it entices the senses with gardenia blossoms and lush floral, enveloped in amber wood and peach tea leaves.



To Enter:


Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.




EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:
(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)



1. Follow Mary on twitter: @mauvemary



2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @mommybags Enter to win a $34 bottle of "In Bloom" perfume by Reese Witherspoon from Avon! http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

3. Follow us on twitter: @mommybags

4. Find a MomBusiness on our site http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here

5. Follow this blog!

6. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )

7. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!! Gifts start at just $5 and shipping is INCLUDED!




Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )
Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



Entries will be accepted until  12/06/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m



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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 10

And the Winner is: lissaxolove




♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!

You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫




Today's featured
Christian Mom is 
Deborah LaPrade 
with






Deborah's favorite family Christmas Recipe



Pumpkin Bread


2 1/2 C. sugar
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. butter
4 eggs
16oz. can of pumpkin
3 1/2 C flour
2 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. groud cloves
1 C chopped nuts, if desired

Cream sugar, cream cheese& butter. Aggs eggs, one at a time. Blend in pumpkin, then add all dry ingredients. Pour into 2 greased&floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until done.

You may also top this with a light glaze if desired.


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Deborah♫ ♪ ♫ ♪



We currently have 25 different tealight & votive fragrances available in our holiday catalog. We also have bookmarks, auto freshners & reed diffusers, all which would make "good stocking stuffers! :)

Our Holiday catalog is full of wonderful scents like Pumpkin Pie, Holiday Wreath & Butterscotch Caramel! YUM!
 


Top Picks:

Holiday Tidings Tealight & Votive Candle Holder
Like shiny ornaments for your table, these three holders help spread the holiday sentiments, Joy, Wish and Believe. Fits 5 oz. Heritage and tealights. 3 3/4" H x 3 1/4" D


You can check out all our products at www.mygccandle.com/deborahsfragrantmemories


How would you like to make extra money for the holidays? Join my Gold Canyon team for FREE! Use the contact form on my website above and ask me how!






Today's Giveway:

8oz Christmas scented candle. $11.98 value


To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you



EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)



1. Check out Deborah's website and comment back here about a product you'd like to give or recieve as a gift this year! www.mygccandle.com/deborahsfragrantmemories

2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @mommybags Enter to win a Gold Canyon Christmas Candle! http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

3. Follow us on twitter: @mommybags

4. Find a MomBusiness on our site http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here

5. Follow this blog!

6. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )

7. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!! Gifts start at just $5 and shipping is INCLUDED!




Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com// )
Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.




Entries will be accepted until Sunday 11/29/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 9

And the winner is: Darcie!

♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫







Today's featured
Christian Mom is 
Sherrill Yoder 
with






Sherrill's favorite family Christmas Recipe

"One of our family's traditional Christmas recipes is Peppernuts or Pfeffernusse. These little German anise/spice cookies can be eaten by the handful! We gather as many family members as possible together and make double batches to share with family and friends. Even the little kids can help by rolling the ropes of dough and placing the miniature cookies on the trays. It is a long day but the aroma lasts in our house for days!"



Peppernuts


1 cup shortening                 
1 tsp. soda
4 cups brown sugar            
2 T. hot water
4 eggs                                
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 drops anise oil                
1 tsp. cloves
6 2/3 cups flour                 
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Add oil and soda dissolved in water. Add flour, spices, & cream of tartar. Chill for an hour and then roll dough into long thin ropes. Chill again. Slice dough less than 1/4 inch thick. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 8-10 min. Cool. Store in air-tight containers. Will keep for several months if well hidden.

Yields 1 1/2 gal.





♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Sherrill ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

I love to share my products year around but especially this time of year. Isn't it great to give and get unique gifts that not just everyone can buy at a store? I don't know about you, but I like to wear a different fragrance than every other woman around. With wonderful skin care products, anti-aging treatments, glamour items, and scented accessories, we have just the thing for women, teens, and men on your gift lists. All of our gifts are 100% guaranteed to please.



One of my favorites this season is our new sugar scrub with matching lotion and light fragrance spray. When you layer fragrance on your skin, it lingers without being overpowering. All 4 fragrances are so easy to wear. One or more is sure to fit the bill. Choose from Warm Amber, Exotic Passionfruit, Simply Cotton, or Sparkling Honeysuckle.




For your feet and legs especially after Christmas shopping or baking days, pamper your tired tootsies with mint bliss leg and foot treatment. For wonderful soft smooth hands try our Satin Hands set. (note from MariLee: I own the Mint Bliss lotion and it is my favorite! You will not be disappointed!)









You can check out all our products at www.marykay.com/syoder




Specials: If you do not have a Consultant working with you, you can order from my web site. Shipping is complementary and when your order is over $40 I will include a free sparkling Holiday lip gloss.


Thank you and have a glorious Christmas!


 
Today's Giveway:

A $20 Gift Certificate to use over at the Online Christmas Boutique on ReallyWorkingFromHome.com!



To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.



EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)


1. Follow Sherrill on twitter: @sherrillyoder
2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @mommybags Enter to win a $10 Christmas Shopping Gift Certificate! http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/
3. Follow us on twitter: @mommybags
4. Find a MomBusiness on our site  http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here
5. Follow this blog!
6. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )
7. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!! Gifts start at just $5 and shipping is INCLUDED!



Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??

add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com// )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



Entries will be accepted until Sunday 11/29/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m

Monday, November 23, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 8

And the winner is: queenoftheclick




♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫







Today's featured
Christian Mom is
Chrissy French
with Pampered Chef







Chrissy's favorite family Christmas Recipe


Peppermint Fudge Cookie Sandwiches

"Sandwiching a creamy peppermint patty between warm brownie cookies creates an irresistible sweet treat."

¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

¼ cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup white or semi-sweet chocolate morsels

2 candy canes or 8-10 peppermint hard candies (about ¼ cup crushed)
10-12 mini foil-wrapped peppermint patty candies, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line Large Sheet Pan with a 10-in. sheet of Parchment Paper. Combine chocolate morsels and butter in Classic Batter Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 40-60 seconds or until smooth, stirring after each 20-second interval using Classic Scraper. Add sugar and egg to batter bowl; mix until well blended. Add flour; mix just until flour is incorporated. Using Small Scoop, drop 20 level scoops of batter, 1 in. apart, onto pan. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are set. (Do not overbake.) Meanwhile, place candy canes into resealable plastic bag; crush using flat side of Meat Tenderizer and set aside. Place white chocolate morsels into Small Micro-Cooker®; microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring once. Set aside. Remove sheet pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Immediately turn over half of the cookies using Mini-Serving Spatula; top with peppermint patties and remaining cookies to form 10 sandwiches. Drizzle chocolate over cookies and immediately sprinkle with crushed candies. Transfer to platter. Line pan with additional parchment and scoop with remaining batter. Bake 9-10 minutes. Assemble as directed above.

(copyright 2008  The Pampered Chef)


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Chrissy ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

My top picks for the season are the snowman plates (set of 4 costs $21.50) and of course THE DEEP COVERED BAKER!! ($69.00) I love the deep covered baker!! You can make a whole chicken in the microwave in 30 Minutes!! It would make the best gift for moms on the go that do not have a lot of time to make dinner. Throw some stuff in it and throw it in the microwave. People that like the crockpot, Clean up of the deep covered baker in a fraction of the time that it takes to clean up the crockpot, (scrape it, rinse it, put it back!!)


Another top pick is the weekday dinners done recipe collection. A 2 week meal planner with 10 recipes, 2 grocery lists and a well stocked pantry check list. The entire weeks worth of food is 15 items or less, all of the recipes cost $2.00 a serving and take 25 minutes or less to prepare. ($6.50)

Another top pick is the Easy and Impressive Appetizers cookbook. ($7.50)

Also...there are so many things in the catalog that are $10.00 or less.



The Pampered Chef makes a GREAT gift!! Everyone cooks whether they like it or not!! Why not make the kitchen an enjoyable place to be. My goal is to get families back at the dinner table and make dinner easy!! You want to buy from the Pampered Chef because you will get me as your personal consultant. I am here to make sure you love your products and make sure that they are making a difference in your kitchen!



Visit Chrissy's Pampered Chef Site: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/chrissyfrench



Today's Giveway:


Snowman appetizer plates (set of 4) and snowman platter.  Value of $43.00!!












To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.




EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)




1. Add Chrissy Severance French as a friend on facebook and comment about it back here

2. Follow us on twitter: @marileeparrish

3. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Enter to win Pampered Chef Holiday Dishes $43 value! http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

4. Find your favorite tip from the "Ideas that Work" seciont on our website http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here

5. Follow this blog!

6. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )

7. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!





Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??

add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.





Entries will be accepted until Sunday 11/29/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

♪♫ Online Boutique~ 7 Days of Giveaways!!! ~Week in Review! ♪♫

Many of this week's giveaways will end TODAY! Make sure to go back and enter for each one! Start checking items of your Christmas Shopping List FAST! :-)


$10 Gift Certificate (to use w/ any of the Mom Businesses listed on ReallyWorkingFromHome.com )

Isagenix Products ($28 value)

Hot Cocoa & Pecan Pie Muffin Mix

Uppercase Living Expression (Wall Art)

31 Family Devotions for Christmas Book

Shaklee Beauty Products

E-Mealz Giveaway & Holiday Meal Plan


♪♫ Don't forget to visit ReallyWorkingFromHome.com RIGHT NOW during our Online Christmas Boutique!
Do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫


♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Special Weekend E-Mealz Giveaway!

3 Winners Will Be Chosen!
~And the FIRST winner is: Hannah!
~our SECOND winner is: charity/ccboobooy!
~our THIRD and final winner is: Marianna!

We will Choose ONE MORE WINNER!!

I am sooo very excited to announce that I have spoken with Judy, Marketing Director from E-Mealz (founded by her sisters, Jane and Jenny) and they are partnering with us to give away Meal Plans and Holiday Meal plans for the next 3 weekends during our Online Christmas Boutique!!!(click on the banner to go to the E-Mealz website)

E-MEALZ EASY AND DELICIOUS DINNER RECIPES



If you haven't heard about E-Mealz.com before, this is a fantastic find for Moms on a budget! Dave Ramsey, founder of  the "Financial Peace University" endorses E-Mealz and says this:



A friend gave me a subscription to E-Mealz for my birthday so I, personally,  have been using E-Mealz for the last few weeks! It has been wonderful!  E-Mealz plans out 5 dinners for each week and includes your entire shopping list and total grocery cost. Recipes are included for each day as well. You have MANY different meal plans to choose from: Meal plans for 2, Meal plans for large families, Meal plans for those on Weight Watchers, Low-Carb Meals, Low-Fat meals and MORE! The food is delicious, the grocery list makes things easy and the price list and total budget amount makes budgeting for meals a snap! It only costs $15 per 3 months of Meals and if you use the coupon code: Dave , you'll save even more!
Click on the E-Mealz banner above to check out the E-Mealz website!

Judy gave me permission to post one of the recipes that my family enjoyed recently:


Santa Fe Soup (low fat meal plan for 2-3 people)

3/4 pound extra lean ground beef, cooked
3 cans diced tomatoes
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 pkt taco seasoning
1 pkt ranch party dip

In large soup pont, combine all ingredients. Do not drain cans. Heat thoroughly; then simmer 20 min. Garnish soup w/ sour cream.  (copyright E-mealz.com 2009)

~We had family in town and this recipe was SOO easy and everyone just loved it! It is definitely a new family favorite!

The Giveaway:


1 (3-Month) Meal Plan Option and 1 Holiday Dinner Plan!


Weekly meal plans based on your grocery store sales...provided with a complete aisle-by-aisle grocery list. Just print and go! Each one of these plans represents hours of planning, shopping and recipe testing for only $5 a month! Choose which is best for you. All of these plans are designed with your whole family in mind, even the plans created for weight management! You choose the store... we provide the plan each week! ($15 for 3 months)

The Holiday Plan includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast for up to 12 people including dessert and all the trimmings! Shopping list and grand grocery total included!



To Enter:


Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.




EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)

1. Follow E-Mealz on twitter: @EMEALZ

2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Enter to win a 3 month E-Mealz plan: recipes & grocery list http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/  (@EMEALZ)

3. Find your favorite pattern from http://www.craftybearcrafts.com/ and comment about it back here!

4. Follow this blog!

5. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )

6. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!




Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??

add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



3 Winners will be chosen!!!  Entries will be accepted until Sunday 12/13/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winners will be announced and e-mailed by Monday 12/13/09

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 7



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫







Today's featured
Christian Mom is
Michelle Opoien
with Arbonne







Michelle's favorite family Christmas Recipe


Monkey Bread

Here is my favorite recipe...its simple yet ooohhhh so good!


There are many different names and variations but I like the simple one....this is easy and quick for all those holiday gatherings and office pot lucks!



3/4 Cup Sugar & 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon....mix these two together in a separate bowl
4 cans of biscuits (small ones) cut each biscuit into 1/4


Roll the biscuits (I prefer to shake them in a container!) of the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Grease a bundt or angel food cake pan and put the coated biscuits in the pan.


BOIL: 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
Drizzle the boiled mixture over the biscuits.
Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes.
Immediately turn the pan upside and put cake on a plate to cool.
Enjoy!!


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Michelle ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪


Arbonne is a great holiday gift for anyone on your list. Why not give the special people in your life something that is good for them and useful?


Arbonne offers a large variety of products that are Pure...Safe & Beneficial. From baby care to anti-aging and nutrition....with over 450 products your holiday shopping could not be easier!


All of Arbonne's products are formulated in Switzerland and made in the USA.

The 2009 Holiday line is better than ever with some favorites back by popular demand and an entire line of new products for 2009.

My top gift recommendations:



Pampermint Foot Scrub Duo: This is an amazing set that smells like you are in a candy cane factory and will leave your feet feeling smooth and rejuvenated! Start off with a foot scrub and follow up with a soothing peppermint foot cream. Cozy up by the fireplace to snuggle with a soft pair of microfiber socks. All of this comes to you in a great gift box for only $44.



For Men:

SKY The Limit Men's Set: A simple, yet elegant gift for the men in your life. Set includes body wash, shave gel and after shave balm. Comes in a great carrying case for $61.20.



Stocking Stuffer Pick: Awaken Sea Salt Scrub: The exfoliating action of this sea salt scrub — enhanced with the Awaken Essential Oil Blend — sloughs away dead surface cells revealing brighter, healthier-looking skin Key Ingredients: Avocado and sweet almond extract. This is one of our most popular items and is $28.00.



Holiday Specials

Anyone who places a minimum $150 retail purchase will receive a preferred client membership for free! This is in addition to the gift you will receive as a new preferred client...nearly $100 to you...for FREE!

Be Her Hero: I have put together a great holiday package that can tailored for Hannukah or Christmas. We can even customize it for men or teens so just let me know and I will make it work for you! Wow and dazzle the special person in your life and get all your holiday shopping done at one time...I will even gift wrap everything for you and give your some fun directions and tips for giving the gifts each day!! Who wouldn't want to get an amazing gift everyday for 12 days??!!!


Denver Area Specials:
Anyone in the Denver area who hosts a party in November or December will be showered with gifts and have the opportunity to purchase products at 80% off! For hosting I will give you the Pampermint Foot Care Duo set as a token of my appreciation to you. This is a limited time holiday item and is such a great treat to pamper yourself with!



Please contact Michelle via email Michelle.Opoien@gmail.com





Click HERE for today's giveaway


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Friday, November 20, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 6~ Contest Closed!



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫




Today's featured
Christian Mom is
Dawn Oliphant
with Shaklee





Dawn's favorite family Christmas Recipe




Lovie’s Potato Casserole



2 LB Frozen Hash Browns
½ Cup margarine, melted
¼ TSP, pepper
1 TSP salt
¼ Cup Chopped Onion
1 Can cream of chicken soup


Mix all in a bowl ADD:
1 Cup sour cream
3-4 Cups grated cheese

Mix Well and put in greased 13x9x2 pan

Topping: 2 Cups crushed cornflakes

¼ cup melted butter
Mix these two together and spread over top of casserole

Bake 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Dawn ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

Shaklee makes wonderful Christmas gifts, because not only is everyone looking for a healthier green alternative, but getting those choices at a reasonable price!  Shaklee provides quality at a great price.

Top pick for the season besides the business is the hand and body lotion - everyone uses lotion -


Enfuselle® Hand & Body Lotion:

Nourish your skin with this lightweight, non-greasy yet intensely moisturizing lotion. Clinically proven to provide an instant moisture surge and continued release for up to six hours.


Patented Vital-Repair+® helps reverse UV-induced signs of aging, while pro-vitamin B5 strengthens nails. Added bonus: a botanical prebiotic that creates a healthy environment on the skin to strengthen its natural protective system. Paraben Free




Visit Dawn's site: http://www.living4greenhealth.com/




Today's Giveway:


A Beauty care sample pack from Shaklee valued at $8
(samples of the pictured products will be given)



To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.



EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)


1. Visit Dawn's website and comment about something you'd like to recieve as a gift this year. http://www.living4greenhealth.com/

2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Enter to win Shaklee Products http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

3. Find your favorite recipe or tip on our website http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here

4. Follow this blog!

5. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )

6. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!




Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??

add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.




Entries will be accepted until Sunday  11/22/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m

Thursday, November 19, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 5~ Contest CLOSED



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list! You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers. And the best part? ...
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫





Today's featured Christian Mom is 
Roxanne Cash 








Roxanne's favorite family Christmas Recipe



French Toast Casserole

1/2 cup butter or margarine

12 slices white bread
1 cup brown sugar (*You may wish to reduce the amount of sugar used to 2/3 cup.)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5-6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

Directions
Melt margarine in a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Break up 6 slices of bread in bottom of pan.
In a bowl mix 1 cup brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
Sprinkle 1/2 of this sugar mixture over bread.
Add another layer of 6 broken up slices of bread.
In a bowl, whisk eggs with milk until well blended.
Pour over bread layers.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake covered at 350F 30 minutes.
Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes or until set and browned.
Serve with Syrup

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Roxanne ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

 Giving someone jewelry shows them how much you love them. You can never go wrong with jewelry :-) Lia Sophia has many different styles to choose from.


Mix favorite picks for Christmas:  Reflection Necklace, Love Dust Bracelet and Necklace, Cinnabar Necklace

Specials:

November Special Buy 2 Reg Price get 1 half off plus add up to 3 Necklaces half off Most Expensives are Half Off

December Special Buy 2 Reg Price Get up to any 4 half off ( Most Expensives half off) 5. Anyone who puts in an order will be put into a drawing for a piece of jewelry under $100 for FREE!! I will be picking 2 winners on Dec13th. All jewelry needs to be purchased by Dec 13th to be received for Xmas!!




Today's Giveway:

1 Copy of "31 Family Devotions for Christmas" By MariLee Parrish

"Create lasting family memories this holiday season. Whether it's shopping, decorating, baking, or celebrating, there are lots of reasons why our schedules are full in December. 31 Family Devotions for Christmas offers daily readings designed to help your family spend special moments together. From fun activities and traditions to recipes and scripture, this book encourages families to make time-even just a few minutes-with each other every day to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas."


To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.


EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)


1. Check out Roxanne's website at www.liasophia.com/roxannecash comment back here about an item you'd like to find in your own Stocking this Christmas!
2. Follow MariLee on twitter: @marileeparrish
3. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Win "31 Family Devotions for Christmas" Tips,ideas & holiday recipes http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/
4. Find your favorite recipe or tip on our website http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here
5. Follow this blog!
6. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )
7. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!


Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )
Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



Entries will be accepted until Sunday 11/22/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 4~ Contest CLOSED



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫






Today's featured Christian Mom is 
Laura Scholle 
with
The Gourmet Cupboard




Laura says this:
"The Gourmet Cupboard is a good place to shop for 2 reasons: 1) we offer gifts as well as food so you can gift us or use us for you holiday menu's. 2) We have a wide variety to chose from and are always here to help you out."

Laura has several items on special over at the Online Christmas Boutique...so make sure the check them out!


Laura's favorite family Christmas Recipe:




Caramel Turtle Cookies


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
Water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 cups pecan halves
8 vanilla caramels, each cut into fourths

Chocolate Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
Water
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

With mixer, beat brown sugar, butter, 2 tablespoons water and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons water, as necessary.)

For each cookie: On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange 3 to 5 pecan halves to resemble head and feet of a turtle. Using a teaspoonful of dough, shape dough around a piece of caramel; press firmly onto center of arranged pecan halves.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until dough is set but not brown. Carefully transfer cookies to a rack to cool.

For chocolate glaze: Beat powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon water, melted chocolate and vanilla until smooth. If necessary stir in more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of desire consistency.

Dip tops of cooled cookies into glaze.

Yield: 32 cookies.



♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Laura ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

The mixes make fantastic stocking stuffers and gift basket fillers. Laura can also build a special gift basket just for you, too! Contact Laura here: scholle4@live.com and visit the main website at www.thegourmetcupboard.com





Today's Giveway:

1 hot chocolate mix 
AND
1 pecan pie muffin mix.
$ 10.00 value





To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.



EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)


1. Follow Laura on twitter: @laurascholle

 2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Enter to win Gourmet Desserts! http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

 3. Find your favorite recipe or tip on our website http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here

 4. Follow this blog!

 5. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )


6. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!



Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



Entries will be accepted until Sunday  11/22/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

♫ ♪ Online Christmas Boutique ♫ ♪ ~Day 3 ~ Contest Closed



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫







Today, we're featuring
Donna Sanford
with Uppercase Living!







Donna's favorite family Christmas Recipe:

(She bakes it in six small loaf pans to give to friends as gifts.)



Mississippi Mud Cake

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch salt
1 3/4 c. strong coffee
1/2 c. bourbon
5 oz. bitter chocolate
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla


Sift together flour, soda and salt. Heat coffee and bourbon in top of double boiler for 5 minutes. Add chocolate and butter, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat, stir in sugar and cool for 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Add flour mixture to chocolate 1/2 cup at a time. Continue to beat for 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth. Butter 9 x 3 1/2 inch tube pan, dust with cocoa. Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 12.


♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Donna ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

"The Art of Self Expression


Make your space a reflection of the unique individual you are. Whether you identify with a deeply motivational thought, a beautiful embellishment, a bold image, or a combination of these, Uppercase Living® expressions let you be who you are and let you express that uniqueness in your surroundings. We call this the art of self expression." (taken from the website)

UL makes great gifts as they are an inexpensive & easy way to decorate your home!

Donna's top picks for the Holidays:

1) Photo Memories Kit #80010 $44.95


Pictured as "Believe in the Magic of the Season" The green board comes already painted, making it easy to complete the kit. You just apply the expression desired. I recommend using the alternate expression "Family, Always & Forever" as you can keep this up even after the holidays.

















2) Photo Prints


Uppercase Living can enlarge your favorite photo placing it on removable & reusable vinyl!















Donna is offering $5 off any order of $50 or more!

Also, Get a FREE Value Pack with the Purchase of a Photo Print
Now you can express what’s uniquely you in your small spaces, too! Beginning
November 16 at noon (mt) until December 8 at noon (mt), you’ll receive a FREE Value Pack
(regularly a $14.95 value) with the purchase of a 4' x 4' or larger Contour-Cut Photo Print.*


Find out more about Uppercase Living: http://inspirationalliving.uppercaseliving.net/Home.m



Today's Giveway:


7.5 x 4 inch Expression that says: Believe
(looks alot like the picture, but says "Belive" instead)









To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.




EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)


1. Check out Donna's website: http://inspirationalliving.uppercaseliving.net/Home.m and comment about your favorite product.


2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Enter to win an Uppercase Living Expression!  http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/


3. Find your favorite recipe or tip on our website http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here


4. Follow this blog!


5. Become a  fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )


6. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!


Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



Entries will be accepted until Sunday 11/22/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m

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