Giveaway! Santa Barbara Chocolate Company

It's no secret that I am a humongous fan of  Santa Barbara Chocolates Company, with their delicious, GMO-free, and eco-friendly, robust offerings. They're so terrific that they want you to love them, too! … [Read more...]

Giveaway! thinkThin bars (ENDED)

Getting in the holiday spirit? thinkThin (the #1 ranked weight wellness bar in the natural channel according to SPINS research) is celebrating the launch of their no sugar/high protein, gluten-free nutrition bars in Target locations across the … [Read more...]

Review: Freeman Bare Foot Care

I am not going to even waste time getting into these reviews with some flowery prose about the importance of spoiling yourself--and your feet. I'm already a long-time user of Freeman's Bare Foot Creams. While they no longer sell the Poppyseed and … [Read more...]

Helga C wins the Blendtec Package!

Wow! Well over 600 entries (including email entrants who weren't able to leave a comment)! That's far too many to do a traditional paper drawing. I turned to, which picked the lucky number for me. Helga C, congratulations on winning! … [Read more...]

Update: Oscillococcinum for Flu Relief

Update: I just heard from the fantabulous Alissa Gould from Boiron about the issue regarding lactose and sucrose. According to Ms. Gould: "The doses in homeopathic medicines are very small, and for this reason, they have no side effects, no … [Read more...]

Massive Blendtec Giveaway [Contest Ended]

By now you've seen the reviews I have given for both the Blendtec Total Blender with WildSide Jar and the Twister Jar. … [Read more...]

Winners of the Kids Konserve Lunch Packages!

First, here is the post talking about how cool the new ecofriendly bags from Kids Konserve. To enter for a chance to win a free gift pack from  Annie’s Homegrown, Stonyfield YoKids, Honest Kids and Seventh Generation (who have teamed up for the … [Read more...]

Hug the Planet While Nourishing Your Kids

  School is back in session and while bells ring, and the pitter patter of feet wend their way through the halls of academia, chances are you've put a lot of love into their lunches, too. … [Read more...]

YLS Five-Year Anniversary Fan-Share Winners

I am so glad so many of you entered to share in over $1,000 in prizes. To make things fair, I used the random number generator at to choose the winners. Congratulations to: … [Read more...]

Help me help you help me help them (and you)

Did you know: The more who enter these fan shares/giveaways, the more opportunities I have to share more goods from companies? It is true! When I talk to a majorly amazing company about their product, they love the idea of getting their product in … [Read more...]

Your Lighter Side Five Year Anniversary Party– $1000 in prizes (Contest Closed)

It's Your Lighter Side's Five Year Anniversary! … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from Lakeside Studio (Contest Closed)

Being able to celebrate this site's Five Year Anniversary is so exciting. I have enjoyed the ups and down of site ownership, the joys of getting to know so many of you on a closer basis, and knowing that I am helping so many families eat with joy, … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from US Wellness Meats (Contest Closed)

US Wellness Meats is locally-grown sensibility and quality with national accessibility, and the standard in quality proteins--and for a good reason. Their sustainable practices not only produce the healthiest, most amazing grass-fed beef, but they … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from Dreamfields Pasta (Contest Closed)

It's no secret that my family loves Dreamfields Pasta. Reviewed here, it is a filling, satisfying pasta replacement for diabetics and keto dieters following specific plans (and those who love them) who don't mind a little gluten on their plates. I … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from J&D’s Foods (Contest Closed)

There's nothing like entertainment and fine dining. Add bacon and you've got a triumvirate of terrificness. For this reason, I love J&D's Foods and have been crushing on their brand for years now. From their original J&D's Bacon Salt, to … [Read more...]