Thursday, May 30, 2019

Food Allergy - Flannel & Fluffs

I wanted to wrap up my May Food Allergy Awareness giveaways and end on a soft note, literally.

food allergy support stuffie animalA company that I have known for many years recently announced that they were closing their Talk For Me Tees store and my heart sank. However, this was not the end of their products but instead, a new beginning that completely flooded my hearts with oooh's and ahhh's. Food allergies can cause times of anxiety, loneliness, not feeling as if you fit in with everyone else. And sometimes, having something to hug and hold just makes those negative feelings seem a little easier to bear. Luckily, Flannel and Fluffs came to the rescue!
I mean, who would not want to hug an adorable support stuffie?! Unlike live support animals, these stuffies are guaranteed to be TSA-friendly and are offered with a specialized flannel depending in your need. For this giveaway, we have a cute and fuzzy gift for one person.

I admit, even as an adult, I would love to have one of these. NutriDaughter saw the photos and got all excited, thinking we were expecting one and I had to let her down easy (chocolate helps...if only it was an Enjoy Life Foods Big Bar). This particular stuffie is a Schnoodle .... I need to say that fast, several times (lol). The Schnoodle is dressed in it's own Food Allergy Support flannel, ready and waiting for a new home! I know that I ask that everyone shares my giveaways but this one especially, if you have children or know of anyone who needs this, please share away! This giveaway could very well become Schnoodle Central :)

Do I have your attention?

flannel fluffs stuffed allergies animal

Warm & Fuzzy Details:

- This contest is open to US residents only
- Contest begins Friday, May 31 2019 and ends Thursday, June 6 2019 at midnight
- As always, no purchase necessary
- Contest entries to be described through Rafflecopter (you can trust it)
- One winner to be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter
-  If the initial winner does not come forward within 48 hours, a runner up will be selected
- Please allow up to three weeks for shipping (these fuzzy guys don't just make themselves!)
- All of your information will be kept confidential (I do not share)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to everyone and thank you to Flannel and Fluffs for supporting our food allergy community, being a part of my May giveaways and continuing to support other communities as well in the most adorable way. Visit Flannel and Fluffs on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

food allergy support stuffed dog

Thursday, May 23, 2019

You Are My Allergy Superhero

I don't know how everyone else has been feeling this month but I have seen some amazing allergy support! Posts, tips, recipes and so much love within our community that my heart and soul are bursting with gratitude. In keeping with the feelings of food allergy super powers, I was excited to hear that Allergy Superheroes wanted to participate in my month of giveaways. After all, they are superheroes!

allergy superheroes family wearing capes
This is them!!!

Let me backtrack for just a minute and share how I met these wonderful people. A few years ago, they had an exhibitor booth at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. What caught my attention is that they were just so down to earth and eager to meet so many of us within the food allergy community. Between that and the humor of Dean (Mr. Allergy Superhero?) trying to get me to dance with the group at night, I can easily say that an instant friendship was born. (Just for the record, Nutrimom dancing is horrific...kind of like the episode of Elaine dancing in Seinfeld). Over the years, I have seen Allergy Superheroes embrace our community, grow their business and become one of our extended family members.
black mug diet life
This week, one of the giveaway gifts is this adorable mug provided by Allergy Superheroes. Picture yourself waking up and beginning your morning sipping out of this mug. Better yet, imagine sitting across from someone who has just tried to tell you that your "diet" is unjustified. This mug can be your superpower and the kryptonite for all those people who need to be educated about your allergies. For all of those times when you need to bite your tongue, smile and try to be polite but need to get your point across, this mug can be your voice.

Who's Super Ready to Enter? If you said "ME!" then you are in the right place! First, let's do a quick rundown of the rules:

  • I use Rafflecopter to help you get to the entry information
  • Just do what the Rafflecopter tells you (unless it's against the law, which it won't be)
  • Sharing- I LOVE when people share because, well, it's just another way to help others
  • If you want to leave a comment on this post, it would be awesome
  • Try using positive visualization...I cannot guarantee that it will help but it can't hurt
These are details I have to include:
  • This contest begins Friday, May 24th and ends Thursday,May 30th 2019 at midnight
  • US residents only (apologies to those who live in other countries, I still love you!)
  • No purchase is necessary (you can shop at Allergy Superheroes, but it does not increase or decrease your chances. Just sayin')
  • 1 Winner will be randomly chosen via Rafflecopter (that's why we hired the guy)
  • Your information is always safe with me (I do not sell or share because only mean people do that and I am not that person)
  • If the winner does not come forward within 48 hours, I will ask Rafflecopter to choose a new winner
  • ...Do you think Rafflecopter sounds like a type of dinosaur because I kind of do
Congratulations to Cassandra D
Our Winner!

An Extra Share Why do I also love AllergySuperheroes? Because they too feel that a Big Bar is absolutely necessary. I adore their willingness to partake in my mission and I love that they appreciate my sense of humor ... Enjoy Life Foods, I hope you do too!

Enjoy Life Foods Big Bar
Photo courtesy of AllergySuperheroes

Make sure you visit Allergy Superheroes on the web, Facebook, TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn.

food allergy fun superhero

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Give Me a gf Gift

When I think of gluten free, I think of products that make me love my foods. Even with food allergies, food is a huge part of our lives. Family get togethers, an after school snack or even how preparing certain recipes makes your house smell warm and inviting. Back in 2015, I was introduced to the wonderful world of gfJules products. Her products are one of the few allergy-friendly items that makes everyone come running downstairs saying "What smells so good?!" Truly and seriously, even opening the packages makes my mouth water! I may be a bit biased because Jules and I share a bond of curly locks but hands down, I'd take her products over my own recipes any day. This is why I knew I had to share them with all of you.

gluten free Jules baking productsWhy the Curly Girl Love? Believe me, it's not just the hair flare. Jules Shepard mixes were voted #1 for three years in a row. I have used them and having a son with multiple food allergies, I adore that her items are easy to prepare. They are super versatile as far as recipes are concerned too (check out what I did with her Bread Mix). Is this making you hungry??? There's only one thing better than ordering from gfJules and that is entering for a chance to win a $20 gift card to order! You cannot see me, but I am bowing to Queen Curly Girl for both the gracious gift she is offering and her delicious products (and hair, don't forget the hair...did I mention curly hair?!).

Wait, Who is gfJules? Ok, I'll pretend I did not hear you ask that but I understand, not everyone can know all of the products all of the time. gfJules are gluten free products that were created by Jules Shepard. She was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1999 and found her way into the food allergy community by realizing that "The difference between living gluten free and loving gluten free is a very fine line". Jules knew that having food allergies meant that we need to love what we eat and to feel satisfied, not just fed.

food allergy awareness giveaway gift
Here's the giveaway information (I know, I've typed long enough. You all just want to know what to do, where to be and how to win).

Entering to Try To Get Dough

  1. There will be a Rafflecopter thingy that will explain what to do to enter
  2. Sharing is not necessary BUT it is appreciated 
  3. Commenting on this post is not necessary either but both Jules and I like to hear what you like
  4. There are STILL two more weeks of giveaways so keep coming back
  5. Why aren't you entering, you are wasting time
The Other Stuff
  1. As always, no purchase is necessary. This is a giveaway. A chance to win.
  2. Contest begins Friday, May 17 2019 and end Thursday, May 23 2019 at midnight (then the Rafflecopter turns into nothing like a pumpkin)
  3. This contest is not sponsored, it's just nice to share for food allergy awareness
  4. Contest is open to US residents only (sorry!)
  5. I will choose 1 random winner via Rafflecopter
  6. If the original winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen (so watch your email boxes)
  7. I will never share anyone's information
  8. I can't think of anything else but if I do, all of you will be the first to know

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to everyone and please remember to visit gfJules to give her a thank you for being a part of the giveaway. Visit her on the web, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram (because it's not stalking, bloggers love to meet their peeps).

gluten free Jules Celiac products

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Yumm, Another Giveaway

WOW, we are off to an amazing start to my month of weekly giveaways! I mean, did you see all of the entries for last week? I challenge everyone to beat last week's numbers and I knew to motivate everyone, I would have to offer another one of my favorite products as a giveway gift. Are you ready for week two?

This week's prize is offered by FreeYumm. In case you have not heard of them, FreeYumm  are free of: dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat/gluten, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulphites. Their products do contain oats but they use gluten free oats (I wanted to give everyone a heads up) and they are non GMO certified. FreeYumm has a dedicated bakery with very strict protocol to keep their consumers safe and well fed. They also do not use any highly processed sweeteners (do you here all the moms and dads cheering right now?). FreeYumm has a selection of bars and cookies that are delicious, NutriFamily approved and are perfect for snacks, grab and go and much more.

What is this week's prize? Brace yourself......  one winner will receive 9 boxes of FreeYumm goodies!!! AND this giveaway is open to US and Canada residents (see Canada, I love you!). Picture it- THESE could be all yours!

top 8 free allergy friendly snacks
Photo courtesy of Nutriacure

Ready to start the giveaway? (crowd says YEAH!)
Are you going to share if you win? (crowd says NO! and I'm cool with that)

Giveaway Entry Directions

  • Simply do what the Rafflecopter guy below tells you to do (I promise, it's easy & harmless)
  • Comment on this post because having extra feedback also helps 
  • Share away, the more the merrier (remember the challenge)
  • Set your schedule reminder for next week to check back OR sign up to follow my blog and/or other social media channels to find out right away
Now the Stuff I have To Say
  • No purchase necessary
  • This contest is not sponsored
  • Contest begins Friday, May 10 2019 and ends midnight Thursday, May 16 2019
  • 1 Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter
  • Contest is open to residents of United States and Canada
  • If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a runner up will be chosen
  • None of your information will be given out, sold, shared because I don't do that
  • Prize is not transferable and all ingredients of FreeYumm products should be checked to ensure what is safest for your allergy needs

Here is that Rafflecopter guy I was telling you about 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Special hugs to FreeYumm for offering this delicious prize to share with all of you during food allergy awareness month!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Food Allergy Awareness Giveaways

food allergy advocacy support giveawayFor those of you have have food allergies, asthma and more, you already know May is the official month to share awareness with others. This year, I am sharing some of my favorite allergy-friendly products with all of you as a thank you for being a part of my supportive community. Every Friday during May, I will post a new chance for you to enter to win a prize. Am I going to tell you ahead of time who is going to be a part of the giveaway? Heck no! The element of surprise is better! The greatest thing? Because I am posting a new giveaway every Friday, that means you will have five chances to win! (how many of you are looking at your calendar as we speak?)

Without further adieu, let's begin with the first week's prize. Drum roll please.........

YOU can enter for a chance to win an amazing selection of Enjoy Life Foods products and a super secret surprise gift from yours truly (that's me!).  I mean, come on, with the exception of Enjoy Life Foods actually offering up a Big Bar* who could pass this up?! Joel, dude...we MUST talk (lol).

Enjoy Life Foods allergy friendly

What To Do Next
  1. Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter doodad
  2. Comment on this post (because it makes me & and Enjoy Life Foods feel the love)
  4. Sit tight and keep your fingers crossed until the winner is announced
  5. Repeat next Friday (and the next three Fridays after that)
Giveaway "Stuff" that I have to include
  • This is not a sponsored giveaway
  • No purchase necessary
  • Entries for giveaway must reside in the United States (sorry Canada, check back next Friday I have you covered!)
  • Giveaway begins Friday, May 3, 2019 and ends at midnight Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • 1 Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter
  • If the chosen winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen
.... why are you still reading this? Exercise those fingertips and enter now!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Special thanks to Enjoy Life Foods for offering a gift to the winner and for always accepting my sense of humor 

* Big Bar the Movie coming soon! 
Watch for announcements of the premier ~