Allerbling Food Allergy Awareness Bracelet Giveaway


A couple months ago, Jodie Hommer, founder of the Spokane Food Allergy Support Network, gave me one of these amazing bracelets for my son Lennon. Lennon absolutely loved it, and had the best time popping in his allergen indicators.  One of the coolest things about this bracelet is its flexibility, and I don’t mean just the stretchy rubber band. I mean, that it lets you change the allergen indicators, based upon the ever shifting landscape of food allergies. For example, in the old days, Lennon had life threatening food allergies to dairy and soy. He outgrew both those allergies by the time he was six, but then developed new allergies to tree nuts and shellfish.  (there was also a brief period of wheat allergy and supposedly egg). This bracelet lets you customize your medi alert, over and over again. (hopefully one day, your child  will just get to wear the cool orange band, with nothing inserted into it!).

Allerbling has kindly offered to give away THREE of these Food Allergy Awareness Bracelets to three of you readers.   All you have to do to enter the drawing is vote for this blog by clicking:

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where it’s been nominated as a Top 25 Food Allergy Blog by Circle of Moms, and then leave me a comment below, letting me know you did so. The more you vote, the more times you’ll be entered into the drawing. I really do hope this blog is valuable to you as a Food Allergy Blog.  I’m always happy to hear feedback, so let me know what you’d like to see more of, less of, the same of….

Here’s a little more info on Allerbling:

The AllerblingTM wristband is a unique medical ID bracelet, which is customizable by you, at any time, based on your child’s changing food allergic conditions.

AllerblingTM can be your silent partner that informs and reminds others about your children’s food allergic condition.

AllerblingTM… raising awareness of children’s food allergies…one wrist at a time.

The Full AllerblingTM Kit includes 1 small and 1 large band, 8 food allergy charms, and 1 medical cross charm.

For more info:

I will announce the winners 1 week from today!


Jennifer Garner Talks Turkey for Frigidaire to help Save the Children


Frigidaire Talk Turkey Round Table Save the Children Charity

Jennifer Garner swapped turkey tips with fellow moms/bloggers* in Los Angeles to launch Frigidaire’s new Range with Symmetry™ Double Ovens.

Last wednesday, I had the lovely privilege of joining Jennifer Garner, Suzanne Goin, and a select handful of super-powered Mom/Food Bloggers as we shared Thanksgiving traditions and recipe tips. This event was the launch of the new Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ Double Ovens that roasts two large turkeys at once. (plus it preheats in a mere 4 minutes, which I find jaw-droppingly-awesome) Check out Jennifer opening that drool-worthy oven below!  Can you imagine being able to do all your holiday roasting and baking at one time? And the great news is that  Frigidaire is donating $200 to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs for each new range purchased this holiday season. But WAIT, that’s not what this post is about! This post is about giving, not purchasing. The really really special news is that all you readers can help contribute to this charity, and enter the sweepstakes, all with the click of a button!

First, Frigidaire will donate 1 turkey gift certificate to Save the Children for distribution to a family in need each day you view Jennifer Garner’s turkey tips and register between 9/21/11 and 12/31/11. Gift certificate value $20.00 with a maximum donation value of $11,000.

Second, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children each day you view Jennifer Garner’s turkey tips and register between 9/21/11 and 12/31/11 with a minimum $38,000 and a maximum of $43,000, as part of their $500,000 commitment to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs.

Lastly, NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  This is a charity event!  Sweepstakes ends 12/31/11.

Read on to watch the videos of our round table discussion, get Suzanne Goin’s very special Thanksgiving recipes, and see more of the amazing Jennifer Garner at  (I’m in the 4th segment called “Holiday Feel”) And remember, every day you watch these videos, Frigidaire donates a turkey gift certificate to a Save the Children family and 1$ per view to Save the Children, every single day all the way through to the end of the year. So watch the videos as often as possible, and please please share this post with your friends, via twitter, and on your facebook pages. Together we dan really make a difference in the lives of the 1 in 5 children suffering from hunger in the United States!

ps, have I mentioned how much I liked Jennifer Garner? She and I both share a Martha Stewart love, she’s kind to everyone, and she’s funny (major points!).  She is the real deal, if ever there was one.

*(Featured above, from left to right Anne Marie Nichols from This Mama Cooks, Jyl Johnson Pattee from Mom it Forward, Jennifer Garner, Helen Jane Hearn from Foodbuzz, Alicia Rockmore from Buttoned Up, and me)

Jennifer with the new Frigidaire Gallery® Range with Symmetry™ Double Ovens (more…)

Back to the Roots Mushroom Garden Giveaway Winner


Hi Mushroom Fans! The winner of last week’s giveaway is Stephanie! Please see video below for my very fair drawing method. Stephanie is going to try to win her husband over to mushrooms with this kit. Please email me at to let me know where it should be mailed, Stephanie.

Also, for those who didn’t win, you can still get 10% off with the following code: mushrooms4me10  generously offered by the Back to the Roots people. See here for ordering instructions. (more…)