At the time of publication, all recipes were free of the allergens listed as being free of in the title (i.e. soy-free, milk-free, etc.), and all other information shared was accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Though I strive to update outdated information quickly and work diligently to make sure you have the most accurate information possible at all times, it is your duty to double check labels EVERY TIME to ensure that the ingredients you use are SAFE FOR YOU.
Your doctor or allergist should also be your first go-to for information on how to handle your medical needs. That being said, if you DO notice an error, please send me an email letting me know (tell me what page or recipe the error is on, what the error is, etc.), and I will correct the error ASAP.
Thank you so much!

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I make sure all of my recipes use foods that are free of the allergens they say they are free of. You will need to do the same. For help with this, please see the appropriate "Alternative Names" page for the allergen(s) you need the recipe free of.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Vaselopita (Greek New Year's Cake) (Soy and Fish-Free, Can Be Milk, Nut, Egg and Wheat-Free)

I wasn't going to post again before the New Year, but that was before I found a recipe on for Vaselopita by

  1. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and the 2 Cups sugar together until light.
  2. Stir in the flour and salt and mix until the mixture is mealy (crumbly).
  3. Add the eggs to the mixture one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the baking powder and milk and then add it to the egg mixture; mix well. (Note: To get the milk warm in a hurry, put it in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds until the milk is warm to the touch.)
  5. In a small bowl (you can use the same one you used for the milk and baking powder), combine the lemon juice and baking soda and then stir it into the batter, mixing well.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  7. While they are baking, mix the 1/4 to 1/2 Cup almonds and 1/8 to 1/4 Cup sugar (amount you use of either is based on personal preference) in a small bowl and set aside.
  8. After the 20 minutes is up, remove the cakes from the oven and sprinkle the tops with the almond and sugar mixture, dividing the mixture evenly.
  9. Return the cakes to the oven and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes, or until the cakes spring back when touched in the center.
  10. Let the cakes cool for 10 minutes and then run a butter knife around the edges of the pans before inverting them, one at a time, onto a plate (may take a minute and some gentle pounding on the bottom and sides of the pan to get it loose, but try not to shake it loose as it could lead to breaking the cake) and then inverting again onto a serving platter so that you have them showing almond/sugar side up.
Makes 8 to 12 servings per cake, so 16 to 24 servings total.

  • New Year's Tradition: The tradition with this cake is to make it on New Year's Day at breakfast and to cut a small hole into one of the cakes while it is cooling and insert a quarter into the hole, then trying to cover the hole with sugar.  After the cakes have cooled for 10 minutes and you've turned them out as described in step #12,  you serve the cake to each person in the family, starting with the youngest.  The person who gets the quarter in their piece is said to get good luck for the whole year!
  • Milk-Free: Use a non-dairy butter in place of the butter (like Earth Balance) and a non-dairy milk in place of the milk (like SoDelicious).  Just make sure your substitution fits all your dietary needs.
  • Nut-Free: If you can have pecans, you can sub them for the almonds.  If you cannot have any type of tree nut, you can leave the almonds off entirely.
  • Egg-Free: Use one of the egg substitutions listed here in place of the eggs, just make sure that your choice reflects your individual allergen needs.
  • Wheat-Free: Use gluten-free flour (such as King Arthur Flour's Gluten-Free line) for the flour.  You may need to add up to 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum or ground flax seed as well to help with texture issues.  Make sure that all your choices reflect your allergen needs.

(This recipe was originally posted on my original site, Natural and Free.)

Friday, December 28, 2012

2012:Year In Review/New Year, New You! {Link-Up}

Welcome to the:


on Fibro, Fit and Fab!
It's almost New Year's and that always makes me a little nostalgic along with making me think about the upcoming year and the changes I want to make in my life.  This thought process lead to the link-up that I'm about to present to you.
I see this time of year as a time when we are most aware of our past and our future.  We look over our shoulder, and there's our history.  We look ahead, and we see all of our potential.  For this link-up, I'm giving you a chance to share either or both, whichever you wish.

For myself, I will share both, because I feel I can't ask it of you unless I do it for myself. :)

First, my past:

2012 has been an incredible year of discovery and change for me.  I found out I had Fibromyalgia, I started this blog, I revamped my food/allergy blog into Natural and Free, I found SITS Girls, I joined Facebook with my blogs (and Twitter and Pinterest and Google+), I re-learned about how important the right diet is for me (as well as exercise, environment and attitude), I hosted my first link-up and co-hosted one, too.  I have found new friends online, in life and discovered old ones again.  My hubby and I started our own Sunday School Class, too, and it's been so much fun getting to know all the college and career age adults that make up our SALt class! :)

All in all, 2012 has been a full year.  There's been pain, hardship and lessons learned.  There's also been joy, triumph, blessings and discoveries.  There are some things I look back on now and wish I'd done them this way or that way, but I really do believe that everything worked out as it should have, so I'm happy. :)

As to my future:

I have so much planned for 2013!  I plan on trying to get monthly bloggers on here and on Natural and Free if at all possible.  I also want to be a guest blogger as I can because I really enjoy that. :)  I also want to do a link-up a month, either on here or on Natural and Free, sometimes maybe both places, and I already have one in the works for February on Natural and Free that I'm co-hosting with Stacey from Glued To My Crafts and Vanessa of that includes a giveaway and promises to be loads of link-up fun just in times for Valentine's Day! :)
I also plan on continuing with my diet changes and weight lost (30 lbs. overall, 21 since August 5, 2012 - YAY!  I need to lose at least 39 more, but would like to lose 59 more if I can.) as well as making other lifestyle changes so that I can keep my "Fibrowolf" at bay.
I want to give as I can (hence the reason for wanting to do the link-ups, because that is one way that I can give back in a way that I can afford), when I can because it is right and good to do.
I want to spend more time with my kiddos because they are growing up so fast and changing so much, hence the reason I have a plan with a schedule to adhere to so that I can stay on task and focused and get things done so there is that time for the family that I cherish so much.  If I don't have my blogging life and activities (including housework) planned out, then time gets away from me and those moments I should have for my family slip by.  I've found that the more organized I am, the more free time I have.   That's a good thing! :)
I want to do what is best for my kiddos as far as schooling goes, which may mean homeschooling next year, which has me a bit scared, but excited to.  The research for this has already begun, and will continue throughout the next few to several months until we have it all figured out. :)
I want to be better at organizing and crafting.  This includes things in and outside the home.  This is a big task.  This is probably a task that will come a little at a time, maybe even still be in the works by next year at this time! LOL :)  We shall see!
I want to love my Lord and Savior more every day and schedule time for Him.  Right now, devotions are done as they get done.  I'm thinking I need to have more of a plan on this so that I don't just rush through or glance over things.  Probably early morning is going to work best for me, after hubby is at work and the kiddos are still sleeping.  It's either that or at night after the kiddos are in bed.  I'm thinking morning will be best for me to keep my attitude right throughout the day.  We'll see how this pans out.
I want to take time to do things for my hubby and family just for them...No rhyme or reason; just because.  This could be anything from making cookies or hot cocoa or slipping them a note...anything that screams, "I love you so very much!  You mean the world to me!"  I think this would be a great addition to my routine somewhere. :)  At least monthly would be a great start.  Oh, and Mommy/kid dates, too!  Really want to do that.
Ok, so I'm rambling now!  As you can see, there's lots that I want to do.  Some of this (maybe even all of this) will happen, but maybe not exactly how I planned it to go, and that's ok. :)  The important thing to remember is that life is about change and growth and learning.  No matter what happens in 2013, I know it will be a year of change, some for the good and some for the bad, and I will never be the same.  I will embrace each day as the gift that it is and grow from my experiences instead of drowning in them.  I will love a little more, try not to be so pessimistic on the bad days, and always remember that God makes no mistakes and that joy is about choice, not circumstance.
Happy New Year (a little early)!   May 2013 be an amazing year for you!

~*~*~ Now it's your turn! ~*~*~

Now, grab your appropriate badge and help ring in the new year, blogger-style! :)

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Fibro, Fit and Fab!)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

{Guest Recipes} Bisquick Substitute (Soy, Nut, Egg, Milk and Fish-Free, Can Be Wheat-Free) and Poppy Seed Mini Muffins (Soy, Nut and Fish-Free, Can Be Wheat, Egg and Milk-Free)

Today, I am having my second guest blogger, Jessica, from The Desperate Mom!  She is going to be sharing, not one, but TWO amazing go-to, allergy-friendly recipes for you today.   Please join me in welcoming me Jessica today, and don't forget to leave her some comment love!

My name is Jessica Messenger.  My husband and I have been married for eight years.  We have three lovely daughters.  I say lovely because they are behaving today and not driving me up a wall.  It is a small blessing and I am taking advantage of the momentary ceasefire.

My family is plagued by numerous allergies.  Sometimes it is a wonder that we can leave the house.  My husband is the luckiest one in our family as he only has seasonal allergies and is allergic to bee stings.  My oldest daughter, Adelyn, is allergic to apples, pineapples, and artificial food dyes.  My middle daughter, Paige, is allergic to shellfish and cinnamon.  My youngest, Charlotte, is allergic to artificial food dyes as well.  She has been reacting again lately and we think she may have an allergy to peanuts also.  As for myself, I am allergic to soy, zucchini, turnips, strawberries, and mangoes.  Cooking for my family is a fun time that requires extensive planning.  I have started a cookbook on my computer of recipes that my family enjoyed (And that no one has reacted to. Huzzah!).
I stay home with my kids.  To circumvent the possibility of insanity I knit, crochet, bake (which is really a necessity more than a hobby), and I write on my blog, The Desperate Mom. My blog is basically about my experiences with my kids, my frustration with my spouse (I know, I know.  One should not complain about one’s spouse on the internet.  He reads through everything I write as a second opinion.  He is OK with me complaining.), and general advice and thoughts.  I try to be funny.  Sometimes I succeed.  I am not a super mom.  I am not Martha Stewart (though it is a family joke to call me so).  I am just an average mom who is trying to get through the day.  I celebrate the small things.  If I have had time to shower, get dressed, put on makeup, do my hair, clean the house, cook, and keep the kids fed and alive, I has been a red letter day.  Go me!

Here are a couple of my go to recipes:
Bisquick Substitute
(This recipe is soy-free. However, you can substitute the wheat flour for a gluten-free flour.  It might affect the texture but should still work for you.)
  • 1 Cup soy-free flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon oil of your choice (I prefer to use canola oil.)
You can use this as a substitute for any recipe calling for Bisquick. One substitute recipe is equal to one cup Bisquick.
(Note from Julie: This recipe is also nut, egg, milk and fish-free.)

Poppy Seed Mini Muffins
(This is actually one of my mother-in-law's recipes.  But it is one of our favorites.  It is soy-free.  It can also be wheat-free by changing to a gluten-free flour, or egg-free by substituting ¼ Cup applesauce or ½ a banana per egg.)
Mix well:
  • 1 Cup soy-free sour cream
  • ½ Cup oil of choice (Again I prefer canola oil.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
Add & mix until moistened (do not over mix).
  • 2 Cups soy-free flour
  • ¾ Cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
Fill greased or paper lined mini muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
(Note from Julie: This recipe is also nut and fish-free, and can be milk-free if you use a dairy-free sour cream/plain yogurt and dairy-free milk.)

You can connect with Jessica via her blog: The Desperate Mom 

Thanks again for joining us, Jessica!

Here's your badge, if you'd like to use it.

(This recipe was originally posted on my original site, Natural and Free.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas, Blogger-Style! {A Link-Up}

So, I was sitting here thinking about how blessed we've been this year for Christmas.  I am just overwhelmed by it!  I don't know about you, but when I've been blessed by others, there's something inside of me that makes me want to give back. 

I have no money, so to give to a charity or something is out of the question unless it's something like The Dose of Reality is helping Rants From Mommyland do where you sign-up for something and an organization donates money to a worthy cause.  That was fun and great to be a part of, and I hope the rest of you were able to be a part of (and hopefully in a bigger way than I was able to be) something like this, too.

I have made goodies for the neighbors, doctors in the doctor's office, choir members and our Sunday school class which have all been delivered.  I've handed out our holiday pictures and holiday cards and sent them off to family.  We've bought presents for our kids and family, though not much, but still a wonderful thing to be able to do thanks to a check and a gift card.  We donated items to our local version of a Goodwill.  We've been kind and helpful where we can, but still I wanted to do more.

And then, an idea struck me.  I have yet to give something to my blogger family!  And what do bloggers like more than comments?  Well, I can't think of anything!  So, here's my idea: We do a link-up called, "Merry Christmas, Blogger-Style!" 

Who's with me?  Grab a badge below and start spreading the comment love, so we can have a Merry Christmas, Blogger-style! :)

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Fibro, Fit and Fab!)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Today, we announce the winner of our giveaway!  How exciting! :) 
I hope you all had fun participating in The 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up (brought to you by Natural and Free & Glued To My Crafts) as we had hosting it!  We plan on hosting another link-up with a new friend for Valentine's Day (beginning of February, actually), so keep your eyes peeled!  You won't want to miss that!  It's going to be AMAZING!

Anyway, back to our giveaway!  Before we announce the winner, I'd like to reiterate all the wonderful things our lucky winner is going to be receiving:

20% code from Shiny Magic to be used towards Web Design work
(BTW, she designed Glued To My Craft’s blog)

15% code off of your purchase at Bean & Buddy Creations

 One Digital Custom Family Subway Art file from Creative CustomCollages by Jesica
 Mollie The Monkey Scentsy Buddy with choice of Scent Pak 

 Asymmetrical Yellow and Gray Rosette Necklace from BrittanyChavers Studio

 Set of 2 Hair Clip Accessories from J’Adore Tutus And More (Winner is being asked to pay $2)

And in anticipation of Stacey (Glued To My Crafts) opening up an Etsy store (Scheduled to happen January 2013), she is offering these two beautiful hair accessories designed by her.

How amazing is that?  Nearly $100 worth of merchandise!  WooHoo!  Merry Christmas blogger-style! :)

And now...Without further adieu....I give you our winner....*drum roll*
Melanie Shovelski of Two Blessed in Wyoming! 
Congratulations!  Stacey will be emailing you shortly if she hasn't already!
Thank you to all who participated.  You all are an amazing group of people, and we couldn't have done this without you!

I won't be posting again until probably January now due to the holidays, BUT I will have a guest blogger for you on this Saturday, December 22nd, so please be sure to stop by and read her post and leave her some comment love!  You won't want to miss the TWO amazing recipes that she is sharing!
Have a great rest of your week!

(This post was originally posted on Natural and Free.)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Unexpected Blessings

Months back, a letter came home from school talking about The Giving Tree that our local grocery store was doing.  Basically, they wanted us to fill out information on our kids (i.e. ages, clothing sizes, favorite colors, needs, wants) and they would fill out paper ornaments with the names of those items to place on a tree located in their stores.  People would then come in, pick off an ornament and buy presents accordingly, bringing them back to be packed up and delivered to the families who needed them.

Now, I have filled out these things before, but never had a response, and honestly, I had mixed feelings about doing it.  I thought maybe it was a drawing or something, but as I prayed about what to do, I felt God leading me to fill out the paper (and I have learned never to question God's leading, no matter how odd it may seem at the time), so I filled out the slip of paper, sent it back to school with my eldest and forgot about it...Until the other day.

A few days ago, I got a call saying our stuff was ready for pick-up.  At first, I was totally confused until she explained that it was The Giving Tree gifts, and then I understood.  My heart was immediately melted and thankful to God for answering my recent prayers about being able to have something for the kiddos under the tree (It was looking kinda bleak in that regard, though we did have a few small things.).  I mean, I had just been asking God for that extra blessing that very morning, and He provided it!  I was overwhelmed with gratitude and I think I said, "Thank you!" like a million times. :)

Anyway, long story short, there was a little mix-up and they ended up bringing the presents to us instead of us going to them.  They had warned me on the phone that it was a lot, but I really had no idea what that meant.  Imagine my surprise when she came to my door bearing not 1 box, not 2 boxes, but 3 HUGE boxes (one of which contained paper products) PLUS 3 large bags of goodies!  It took up half our living room (literally)!  I was speechless and so grateful that she left me with addresses to the grocery store and the church that provided this blessing for us (We will be writing those thank yous soon!).

Here are some pictures to show you just the gift portion (we stayed up until nearly midnight wrapping them all AND had to prop up the tree with a crate so they would all fit):

Wild, right?  Just blows my mind!

Now, let me tell you the most amazing part of everything.

This year, my kids knew Mommy and Daddy were tight on cash.  They knew Christmas would be bleak present-wise.  Hubby and I have been wondering about how we're going to purchase things like toilet paper and paper towels at times - Yes, it's been that interesting! - let alone presents.  We were able to get presents for those on our list last weekend thanks to a gift card from my hubby's aunt and a check from my Granny (the gift card and the check are yearly things) for just those reasons.  We even bought some much needed paper products, but knew they would only go so far.  I knew in the back of my mind that God would provide like He always did, but I never dreamed of how that would happen.

My boys (ages 10 and 8), bless their hearts, knowing all this, though they had wants of their own, wanted to get gifts for others first.  They had Store Night with NBB (our version of AWANA) last night, and all they could talk about (and this was way before they even knew about what was coming) was using their hard earned points on gifts for others.  Made me so stinkin' proud of them!  They weren't even considering themselves.  They even took to saying things like, "I get to play Santa!"  Too cute. :)

They've even been asking when we can go give our goodie bags out to our neighbors (something we decided years ago that, no matter the budget, we would do somehow even if that meant we did without a few things which was the case this year) because they loved giving them out and doing nice things for our neighbors!  Yes, I feel like one blessed Mommy, that's for sure!

Anyway, my daughter is only 2, so when she saw the presents (she was home with a nasty cold with me when they were dropped off) she was beyond excited.  It was so neat seeing her little eyes light-up and it's hard to keep her out of the goodies!

I hid all the presents in the bedroom before hubby and the boys got home, and hubby and I got them out after the boys went to bed.  This morning, when the boys saw them, they were overwhelmed.  They thought Dad had gotten a Christmas bonus and went nuts shopping. LOL :)  I told them, "No, they aren't from us."  They asked who they were from and I told them, "I honestly don't know."  I told them about The Giving Tree and they thought that was the coolest thing ever and can't wait to write thank you notes to the store and church.

Backtrack a little bit, when my hubby and I looked through all the items, he couldn't stop saying, "Wow!" and I kept saying, "I know!"  When I looked through and saw that the kids had gotten everything from toys on their wish list (toys I know I didn't even put on the list) to underwear and sock that they need (also not on the list), snow pants that my middle kid just that morning had told me needed to be replaced due to rips in the lining, plus paper products that we needed so desperately (again, something they told me when they dropped it off that the church just felt lead to add)...Well, I knew then that God touched the hearts of those who bought those presents.  They could not have picked more perfect gifts if they tried!

After we got it all gift wrapped, my husband and I talked about how amazing God is and His timing.  We also talked about how next year we really want to be on the giving end of this blessing.  We're praying that God will make it so.

I know Christmas is not about getting.  In fact, we always work very hard to make it as much about giving as we reasonably can.  This is the first year that the boys have really been on board about this without prompting and maybe even more eager to give than we are.  I think that lack of selfishness is the reason God answered our prayers in this way this year.  I don't expect this to happen every year, in fact we probably won't sign up to be part of The Giving Tree next year unless it's to get presents for others, but I know that this year, this event made an impact (we had something similar happen a few years ago, too, but this year it hit home with them more than last time).

This year my boys learned that nothing is impossible with God.  They have learned that God takes care of His Own, that He not only gives us our needs but sometimes our wants, and He uses sources we'd never expect!  They learned that you cannot out-give God.  They learned that God answers prayer.  They learned that they want to make miracles like this happen for others; they want to be answers to prayer, too.

To all of you out there that participate in things like this, who buy presents for others you probably don't even know: Thank you.  You will never know what a blessing you are!  It may not seem like much, but you are answering someone's prayers.  You are being used of God.  Thank you for letting Him use you.

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Fibro, Fit and Fab!)

12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} Feature Day and Two Giveaways

Welcome to the Feature Day of
The 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up
(plus TWO giveaways),
brought to you by Natural and Free and Glued to My Crafts!

Seventy!  Seventy posts were linked up during this link-up!  How amazing is that!?!?!  Stacey and I are just beyond thrilled!  And to have to pick just 5 favorites...WOW!  Not an easy job!

Before I start in with the features, though,  just for one last time, I want to "sing" the recipes I shared over the last 12 days.  I hope you don't mind! :)

*sings happily* 
On the twelfth day of The Christmas {Goodies} link-up, Natural and Free gave to me:
12. Easy and fun Reindeer Cookies!
11. Some yummy (cooked) Eggnog!
10. Traditional Swedish Tea Rings!
9. Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies!
8. Delicious Peppermint Mocha!
7. Cranberry Apple Salad!
6. Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie!
5. Granny's Favorite Gingerbread!
4. Chocolate-Covered Pretzels!
3. Yummy Peppermint Fudge!
2. Cute and festive Pine Cones!
1. A recipe for Candied Pecans!

Now, with that out of the way...

It's time to announce the winners of the gift cards and my TOP 5 Favorites from the link-up and our second giveaway!

First, the winners of the gift cards (as chosen via  I guess I need to mention that we decided last minute, because you guys are so awesome and linked up so many amazing things, that we would offer 2 gift cards; one $12 gift card to Starbucks and one $10 gift card to Shutterfly.  Now, without further adieu.  DRUM ROLL, PLEASE...

Congratulations to Kreative Creations and Jo, My Gosh!   As our gift card winners, you will also be eligible for Ad Space on Glued To My Crafts and you can choose to guest post for me or for Glued To My Crafts.  Please send me an email if you're interested in those options, and we'll get you all set up. :)


Next up, my Top 5 Favorites (be sure to stop by Stacey's blog to see her Top 5 Favorites, too)!

Now, because this is a foodie blog, I decided to narrow my choices to the food link-ups (don't worry - Stacey will be featuring some crafts).  Even then, NOT an easy choice!  You all had some amazing recipes to share!  You have no idea how long it took me to decide!  In the end, though, decisions had to be made, so...I give to you, in no particular order, my Top 5 Favorites:


Congratulations to all of you on being featured!  Feel free to grab a badge:


Because you were featured, you also get the option of Ad Space on Glued To My Crafts and a Guest Post feature either here or on Glued To My Crafts.  Please send me an email if you're interested in any of those and we'll get you all set up. :)

Last, but certainly not least, it is now...

As a special thank you for everyone participating in the 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} and well, because it's the season of giving, we have organized a HUGE giveaway for you.  All you have to do is enter in the widget below.  You have until the 17th to enter and the winner will be announced December 18th.  This prize package has a value of nearly $100!  One winner will take all.  Good luck everyone!

The wonderful prizes and sponsors:

20% code from Shiny Magic to be used towards Web Design work
(BTW, she designed Glued To My Craft’s blog)

15% code off of your purchase at Bean & Buddy Creations

 One Digital Custom Family Subway Art file from Creative CustomCollages by Jesica

Mollie The Monkey Scentsy Buddy with choice of Scent Pak 
 Asymmetrical Yellow and Gray Rosette Necklace from BrittanyChavers Studio

 Set of 2 Hair Clip Accessories from J’Adore Tutus And More (Winner is being asked to pay $2)

And in anticipation of Stacey (Glued To My Crafts) opening up an Etsy store (Scheduled to happen January 2013), she is offering these two beautiful hair accessories designed by her.

Contest rules:
-No purchase necessary to win.
-Winner of prizes will be determined by by random.
-Winner of hair accessories from J’Adore Tutus And More has been asked to pay $2 shipping costs.
-Winner of prizes has 48 hours to respond.  If winner is not heard from, new winner will be drawn.
-Winner will be notified via email. Be sure to leave a valid email when entering.
-Contest begins December 13th at midnight MST (2am EST, December 14th) and ends December 17th at 11:59pm MST (1:59am EST, December 18th). Winner of prizes will be announced December 18th.
-Facebook, Pinterest, Etsy, Google, Twitter are in no way endorsing this or sponsoring this giveaway.
-Prizes are open to US residents ONLY.  If winner is outside of the US, winner can choose a friend/family member in US to win physical prizes.

If you have not gotten a chance to visit all of the amazing link-ups, I will list them here one last time for you. :)  Enjoy!

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Natural and Free.)