Whilst I am not posting as many parenting posts nowadays compared to how many I used to post, the fact remains I am still a mummy to a super active little toddler with far too much energy who makes far too much mess. I was recently contacted by Costcutters UK who asked if my readers would be interested in the amazing prize below..I said yes, of course!
I was recently given the opportunity to try a new product available in the UK, Taste Of Nature organic fruit and nut bars. Free from all artificial ingredients and chemicals, these are as natural as they can possibly be. Made from nuts, fruit and seeds plus sweetened with agave nectar, these natural goodies are available in nine different flavours. We were sent a variety of flavours to try.
The bars are made in small quantities so processing is kept to a minimum and maximum flavour and density is retained. These snacks are also sources of a variety of things – energy and fibre being just two of them! So what did we think of them?
I cannot deny that they are full of flavour which makes for a great experience when eating – knowing that they are all natural but still taste oh so good is definitely a positive! My favourite had to be the Coconut breeze flavour – all too often, these processed foods lose nearly all their coconutty flavour so to find something natural that retained the flavour? Top marks! At just £1.59 a piece and available from Ocado and most health food retailers, they are good for you and affordable too!
These have been perfect in the morning when I don’t fancy a huge breakfast – snack on one of these and I am good to go! I like them so much that I have even got a chance for you to win!
Competition is open to the UK only. The competition will end at midnight on the 15th of August. One entry per household, all entries will be verified and any multiple entries will be removed. Good luck!
I hadn’t heard about CLIF until I was contacted about them a couple of weeks ago – and now I am hearing the name everywhere – I even heard it on Two Broke Girls the other night so when pitched to me as America’s favourite energy bar, I can wholeheartedly believe it! Having recently launched in the UK, I was sent 6 bars to try – 2 of each flavour (which was very handy as it meant both myself and Steve could try one each!).
Now available in Boots and Tesco stores nationwide, CLIF bars contain fibre, protein and 11 different vitamins including B6 and B12. These are carb rich and are perfect for a source of energy wherever you are. There are six flavours to choose from (Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Blueberry Crisp, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Almond Fudge). We were sent the Oatmeal, Macadamia and Fudge to try out..
So what did we think?
My favourite by far was the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, it was the right sweetness for me and I found it really set me up for the day. Always a fan of raisins so the Oatmeal Raisin Walnut went down a treat and despite me not being a fan of almond in the slightest, Chocolate Almond Fudge surprised me – and actually tasted great! I am often lethargic in the mornings, especially working from home – I sometimes feel no sense of urgency to go and do something however these gave me the energy I needed to get stuff done that I had been meaning to do for ages!
Steve was quite impressed with both the macadamia and walnut offerings but with a dislike of almond that is greater than mine, he wasn’t a fan of the fudge offering – this, of course, is simply a personal thing – he doesn’t like anything almond flavoured!
Would I recommend? Definitely – and that is why I have a competition from CLIF for you all today! It is UK only and will end at 23.59pm on the 10th of July.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the quality of a canvas this size would not be up to standard but I am pleased to put your mind at ease. I uploaded a picture of Jack from 2012 after much coercion from my friends and went through the ordering process myself which was extremely easy. Just a simple upload, a couple of clicks and it was on its way.
The quality of this canvas is absolutely superb. You know how much I adore any photo related keepsakes – I would cover my house in photos and canvases if it looked okay! Canvases are just such a nice addition to any room and can be a perfect present for anyone in your life. I am super impressed with everything about Canvas Design – the quality of their canvases, their super affordable prices (this was the biggest landscape canvas and still came in at under £40!) plus the speed of their delivery – it was with me within 48 hours – everything about the company screams that they truly take customer service seriously.
Now you get the chance to try them out. Not only are Canvas Design offering a discount code to all of my readers (BLOG15 for those of you who would like to use it) but they are also offering a canvas to one lucky reader too!
One UK reader can choose a canvas of one of their good quality photos from 6×6 to 40×40. As mentioned before, this is a UK only giveaway which will run for two weeks from the 15th of February until the 1st of March. Please complete mandatory entries before filling in the optional entries. All entries will be verified and false entries will be removed.
Guess what? It is Futures 3rd birthday today! I can’t believe I have committed to this blog for so long – I have made so many great friends and had so many great experiences and I am so grateful! To show my gratitude, I have a giveaway for you all!
What can you win?
~ Some gorgeous jewellery from Erika at Eclectic Enchantments
Erika is from over at Eclectic Enchantments, a blog about everything from beauty and fashion, to crafting and cooking. One of Erika’s passions in life is jewellery design, something you will see a lot of on her blog.
The jewellery seen here is silver plated copper, coated with a special solution to protect against copper sensitivity. The bracelet started off as wire which was manipulated into the individual links that make up the finished bracelet. The links were then woven into a chain using techniques that date back to the times of chain maille armour. The toggle and bar fastening, was also hand made and is adorned with tiny gemstones, Smoky Quartz, to match the larger ones featured on the bracelet.
Some words from Erika:
I started to make jewellery around a year ago and became obsessed with designing and creating my own pieces very quickly. I have made the decision to extend Eclectic Enchantments from just a blog to a portal by which people can purchase jewellery from me, be it pre-made or bespoke.
What else can you win?
– A choice of book for £10 or under from Amazon
– A mystery goodie box filled with loads of items!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL
So what are you waiting for? Get entering?
Terms and conditions apply. This giveaway is international and will run for one month from midnight on the 19th of January until midnight to the 19th of February. All entries will be verified and all false entries removed.