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Thursdays Friends & Giveaways AND Baby Blogger Thursday!





Don't forget to link up this week!

Welcome! If you're new to Ten Talents, thanks for stopping by and visiting! I hope you'll check out the Low Entry Lowdown, a daily post where I list several different low entry giveaways from around the blogosphere. Or, stop by and enter one of the two giveaways I have going on right now.

1. $40 CSN gc
2. Freshwater Pearl Fishline Necklace

I've also got a Twitter Party Calendar at the top right of my site, and I love to list freebies and deals whenever I find them! Thanks for visiting, and please let me know if you're a new follower so I can follow you back!

Blessings,
Stephanie
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$15 Famous Dave's gift certificate on FACEBOOK!

Hurry!  If you are one of the first 100,000 ppl to "like" Famous Dave's on Facebook, you'll get a free $15 gift certificate mailed to you!  They have about 80,000+ right now, so hurry up and get yours!  We are going there tonight for our first date in oh...I don't know...9.5 months :)  Famous Dave's is AWESOME!

Thanks, Nickels-n-Dimes
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Genuine Freshwater Pearl Fishline Necklace *GIVEAWAY*

Happy Wednesday to all of my lovely readers!  Just because I really do think you guys rock, I wanted to give away one genuine freshwater pearl necklace from the Silk Market (aka Pearl Market) in Beijing, China.  I love these necklaces because you can wear them when you're dressed up or when you're just headed to the store...heck, you can even wear them when you're doing the laundry :)



So, here are all the ways that you can enter to win! No mandatory entries on this one...just complete any of the entries below!  General comments that aren't one of the entries below DO NOT COUNT!

If you've already completed any of these in the past, that totally counts too :) DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT AND PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY! Winner can choose between the three colors seen above!

1)  Tell me something you've heard or "know" about China. It can be something you know is true or something you think might be true....this should be fun :)  You can also ask any question you want to about China instead of or in addition to your "fact"...I'll try my best to answer in a possible upcoming post!
2)  Follow me on Google Friend Connect and leave a comment below with your GFC username. (1 entry) {located in right sidebar}
2)  Like Ten Talents on Facebook and leave a comment with your FB username.  (1 entry) {fan page badge located in right sidebar}
3)  Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter handle. (1 entry) {located on top right--click on Follow Us on Twitter}
4) Sign up to receive my emails.  Leave your email address in the comment section in this format so you don't get spammed -- **tentalents at gmail dot com**  (2 entries) {located on right sidebar}
5) Sign up to receive RSS feeds from Ten Talents.  Leave a comment with the email address associated with your RSS feeds.  (2 entries) {very top right}
6)  Tweet this AND leave the link to your tweet in the comment. (can be done 3x daily w/ at least one hour in between tweets for 1 entry per tweet): "Want to win a Genuine Pearl Fishline Necklace from the Silk Market in Beijing, China? Enter here w/ @asthepotter-- http://tiny.cc/26wha "
7) Enter my $40 CSN gc giveaway HERE. (1 entry)
8)  Enter a giveaway from the Low Entry Lowdown and let me know which one/s you entered in a comment (up to 3 entries- 1 entry per giveaway you enter on the LEL)!  Leave a separate comment for each one you enter up to 3.  Thanks for helping out the other bloggers too! 

BONUS ENTRIES
I will have special "Twitter BONUS entries" during the duration of the giveaway.  If you see me tweet about an opportunity to gain an extra entry to this giveaway, you'll have one hour to do what the tweet says to gain an extra entry!  These are different from normal tweets from me about this giveaway.  The bonus tweets will start with **TWITTER BONUS ENTRY**
2.  I will do the same thing on Facebook.  Easy entry for Facebook followers!

Giveaway will end in two weeks on Wednesday, July 14th at 11:59 p.m. EST.   Disclosure: I provided this necklace for a giveaway on my own...I was not given this or anything else by any company or person for this giveaway. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond or forfeit the prize!

****US Residents only -- Sorry...I have to ship myself! ******  This was up before, but I moved it to make it more noticeable!

OKAY...so, that gives you about 1 million ways to enter!  If you really want to win this, I will become well acquainted with your name on my dashboard :)  Thanks for entering and thanks for being a fantastic reader...I appreciate you :)
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Wordless Wednesday -- Big Helper!

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Coupon for a FREE Flamedisk!


This one looks interesting!  Sign up HERE and get a coupon for a free Flamedisk from Target, Home Depot, and a couple of other locations.  This is supposed to be an alternative to charcoal for grilling...I think it looks fun! 
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 6/30

**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    

 If YOU'VE  won something from clicking on a Low Entry Lowdown giveaway, please leave me a comment and let me know!  It will make my day :)

New Giveaways
Diamond Shark Pearl Earrings -- ENDS TODAY
Yoreganics Sample Pack -- ENDS TODAY
Marcal Smart Steps Starter Kit -- ENDS TODAY
CD Baby "In the Beginning" -- ENDS TODAY
Corel Paint It -- ENDS TODAY @ 8 pm EST
Tissue Box Sox -- ends 7/1
1 of 2 bottles of Gym Soap -- ends 7/2 (a must have for those who go to the gym!)
Dos & Doubts (DVD for teens) -- ends 7/4 
Johnson & Johnson's Gift Bag -- ends 7/6 @ 8 AM
iPod Shuffle, iTunes gcards, and more -- ends 7/7 
Yum Yum Pendant -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm EST
$30 gc to Frecklebox -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm EST
Brugo Mug -- ends 7/8
Crazy Dog t-shirt -- ends 7/9 @ 8 pm EST
Premade Blog Template -- ends 7/10


Previous Giveaways
The Manual (fiction book) -- ENDS TODAY
$40 CSN gc -- ends 7/1
Aquafina Flavor Splash & Lip Balm (2 winners!) -- ends 7/1
Bulls-Eye Regional Barbecue Sauce -- ends 7/2
Gift It Onward custom burp cloths and one bib -- ends 7/3
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
All Terrain Kid's Products -- ends 7/6
Ocean Sinus Irrigation -- ends 7/7 @ 9 pm EST
Bella Lucce Peruvian Chocolate Renewing Masque -- ends 7/7
EvoraPlus -- ends 7/10
$25 gc to Craft Creations (Etsy) -- ends 7/11
Corel Paint It -- ends 7/12 @ 9 pm EST
$20 Plum and Revolution Foods from EcoMom --  ENDS TODAY
Tie Shirt or Crochet Kufi Hat from Charming Necessities --  ENDS TODAY
EcoSmart Safe Home Bundle -- ends 7/1
Hip in Organics onesie -- end 7/2
Daniel Boom Summer Reading Giveaway -- ends 7/2
$60 CSN gc -- ends 7/5
All Terrain Natural Kids Product -- ends 7/6
Eco-Friendly Felt Letters -- ends 7/7
Crazy Dog & NachoMama tees (2 winners) -- ends 7/8
Brugo Mug -- ends 7/11 (1st giveaway--help her out please!)
Yo-Baby 3-in-2 Organic Meals -- ends 7/13
Good Earth Dinner Kit -- ENDS TODAY
Organize It --  ENDS TODAY
Bambino Swimsuit & Swim Nappy -- ends 7/1
$40 CSN gc -- ends 7/2
Suddenly Delicious Salad Prize pack -- ends 7/2
Truvia -- ends 7/2
Munchie Mug -- ends 7/2
IZOLA Shower curtain -- ends 7/5
$25 CSN gc -- ends 7/6
Belly Armor LUXE blanket -- ends 7/8
Skizzer -- ends 7/10
Balloonatiks Collectors Edition DVD -- ends 7/12
SuperHero Squad Show DVD -- ends 7/13
Sand Gone --  ENDS TODAY
Tasty Baby --  ENDS TODAY
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set --  ENDS TODAY
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ENDS TODAY  (new link)
Oscar Mayer Prize Pack --  ENDS TODAY
CharcoCaps --  ENDS TODAY
Certain Dri --  ENDS TODAY
$20 gc to Love by CC -- ends 7/1
Skoy Cloths -- ends 7/2 @ 8 pm EST
TRUKid Sunscreen -- ends 7/2
EcoMom $20 gc -- ends 7/2
Zubbles -- ends 7/3
Bummas Cloth Wipes -- ends 7/3
Shushabye CD -- ends 7/4
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
Yum Nuts Natural Nuts -- ends 7/5
$50 gc to Angelface Prints -- ends 7/6
Zehn Naturals Organic Cotton tee --  ENDS TODAY
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Book) -- ends 7/1 
$25 gc to Vintage Pearl -- ends 7/1

$35 Jiffy Lube gc -- ends 7/1
SodaStream -- ends 7/2
Porter Nursing Cover from Udder Covers -- ends 7/4
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen --  ENDS TODAY
$20 Amazon gift card --  ENDS TODAY
Pear Tree Address Labels (5 winners) -- ENDS TODAY
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 7/2
Eos Shaving Cream & Lip Balm -- ends 7/2
Silly Mama Quilts -- ends 7/2
Click'n Kids Software License -- ends 7/2
Head Organics Plus -- ends 7/5
got2b Smooth Operator Hair Products -- ends 7/5
Indaway Designs Apron -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm
Customized Mommy Bracelet -- ends 7/9
Zevia Soda (3 winners) --  ENDS TODAY
Organize It! -- ENDS TODAY
Designer Inspired Sunglasses -- ends 7/2 (2nd giveaway, plz help her out!)
$30 CSN gift certificate -- ends 7/6
$25 gc Bugalug Baby -- ends 7/6
Evora Kids Probiotic Chews -- ends 7/8
Lemonade From My Lemons Item --  ENDS TODAY
Swavorski Crystal & Glass Beaded Bracelet --  ENDS TODAY
NFL Steeler Logo Bands --  ENDS TODAY
Mini Bargainz Built NY Pink Strolling Tote -- ends 7/4
$40 CSN gc --  ENDS TODAY
Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead --  ENDS TODAY
$100 Grocery Gift Card --  ENDS TODAY
L'Bri Pure & Natural Skin Care --  ENDS TODAY
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen --  ENDS TODAY
Lucky Hanks Natural Laundry Soap -- ends 7/2
Sticky Words Wall Art -- ends 7/1
Cream Perfume Company -- ends 7/2
$20 gc to EcoMom --ends 7/2
$25 gc to Tatouage Designs.com -- ends 7/16
Milton Road Personalized Daily Portrait --  ENDS TODAY
Baby Legs for Boys --  ENDS TODAY (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Baby Legs for Girls --  ENDS TODAY (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Orglamix Mineral Makeup -- ends 7/1


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Wednesday is Friendsday at the Mama Zone!

The MamaZone button* Add your blog name and a short description. For example, "The MamaZone: great t.i.d.bi.t.s. for mamas!" Feel free to link directly to your blog, to a post specifically for Wednesday or to your favorite post.
* FOLLOW THE PERSON WHO LINKED BEFORE YOU and as many other blogs as you'd like to have follow back. This is what makes FriendsDay work, so if you're not willing to follow, please don't link up.
* Remember to leave a comment on the blogs you follow to let them know you found them here at The MamaZone, and If someone follows you, be sure to follow back. If you follow me and leave a comment, I'll definitely follow you too!
* Take the WednesDay is FriendsDay button and if you want to put the blog hop on your blog, click the "get the code here" link under the blog listings (this is optional). Feel free to cut and paste my instructions.
* Tweet, blog and yell at your friends about this so it can grow more and more each week.

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Talkin' 2sdays!

Welcome to our 2sday link up! The format has slightly changed to make it easier to link up and still able to acquaint ourselves with each other! You can link up 2 urls- like blog, twitter, facebook or even etsy!

This week the topic is : what has changed since you had a child (children).

Here are our requested rules:

Please follow the 4 hosts.
BreeBee's
Ten Talents
Texas Monkey
Belly Charms


Please either put our button on a current/active post or in your sidebar.

You don't have to do an extra post for today but of course you are welcome to expand on your story if you wish! The link up will direct people to your blog.

The goal is to HAVE FUN, meet new people, spread the word about each other and continue making wonderful blog connections! We appreciate any tweeting support to welcome others to this link up as well!

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Quick Update


Thank you very much to all of you who commented on the "Almost LEL" post.  I agree that the LEL is getting pretty big and I am having a hard time just keeping up with it these days, so....if I find a really good giveaway that has more than 100 entries but is worth it, I've decided that I'll just do a separate post.  I don't find them that much, so that won't result in too many extra posts!  That way, if you want to read about it, you can...if you don't, then you can ignore it :) Thanks again for commenting and for continuing to visit and enter these giveaways.  I know these bloggers appreciate it, and I do too!

** Here's a quick one that ENDS TODAY (only if you're interested!): $100 CSN gc w/ little more than 100 entries (I think we see the CSN stores one so much that we tend to overlook it, but $100 is $100!)

Also, I am going to try to post the Freshwater Pearl Fishline necklace giveaway by Wednesday.  It's ready to go, but I cannot find anything non-reflective to lay it on in our entire house, so I haven't been able to get a good picture.  Photographer I am not :)

And last, but certainly not least, PLEASE forgive me for how behind I am in replying to comments and emails.  It has been much harder to get the Shark over jet lag than I anticipated, and I have been a little ill due to lack of sleep.  I WILL respond to your comments and follow you back from the Blog Hops, I am just unfortunately SO behind.  Maybe baby will sleep some time soon and I'll be able to catch up! 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog...I really do appreciate that you come back here to read and share!

Blessings,
Steph
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 6/29

**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    

 If YOU'VE  won something from clicking on a Low Entry Lowdown giveaway, please leave me a comment and let me know!  It will make my day :)

New Giveaways
I heart Bacteria tee (2 winners) -- ends 6/29
The Manual (fiction book) -- ends 6/30
$40 CSN gc -- ends 7/1
Aquafina Flavor Splash & Lip Balm (2 winners!) -- ends 7/1
Bulls-Eye Regional Barbecue Sauce -- ends 7/2
Gift It Onward custom burp cloths and one bib -- ends 7/3
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
All Terrain Kid's Products -- ends 7/6
Ocean Sinus Irrigation -- ends 7/7 @ 9 pm EST
Bella Lucce Peruvian Chocolate Renewing Masque -- ends 7/7
EvoraPlus -- ends 7/10
$25 gc to Craft Creations (Etsy) -- ends 7/11
Corel Paint It -- ends 7/12 @ 9 pm EST

Previous Giveaways
$20 Plum and Revolution Foods from EcoMom -- ends 6/30
Tie Shirt or Crochet Kufi Hat from Charming Necessities -- ends 6/30
EcoSmart Safe Home Bundle -- ends 7/1
Hip in Organics onesie -- end 7/2
Daniel Boom Summer Reading Giveaway -- ends 7/2
$60 CSN gc -- ends 7/5
All Terrain Natural Kids Product -- ends 7/6
Eco-Friendly Felt Letters -- ends 7/7
Crazy Dog & NachoMama tees (2 winners) -- ends 7/8
Brugo Mug -- ends 7/11 (1st giveaway--help her out please!)
Yo-Baby 3-in-2 Organic Meals -- ends 7/13
$20 EcoMom gc -- ENDS TODAY
GreenEnvy Bath Products -- ENDS TODAY
Good Earth Dinner Kit -- ends 6/30
Organize It -- ends 6/30
Bambino Swimsuit & Swim Nappy -- ends 7/1
$40 CSN gc -- ends 7/2
Suddenly Delicious Salad Prize pack -- ends 7/2
Truvia -- ends 7/2
Munchie Mug -- ends 7/2
IZOLA Shower curtain -- ends 7/5
$25 CSN gc -- ends 7/6
Belly Armor LUXE blanket -- ends 7/8
Skizzer -- ends 7/10
Balloonatiks Collectors Edition DVD -- ends 7/12
SuperHero Squad Show DVD -- ends 7/13
Previous GiveawaysSand Gone -- ends 6/30
Tasty Baby -- ends 6/30
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/30  (new link)
Oscar Mayer Prize Pack -- ends 6/30
CharcoCaps -- ends 6/30
Certain Dri -- ends 6/30
$20 gc to Love by CC -- ends 7/1
Skoy Cloths -- ends 7/2 @ 8 pm EST
TRUKid Sunscreen -- ends 7/2
EcoMom $20 gc -- ends 7/2
Zubbles -- ends 7/3
Bummas Cloth Wipes -- ends 7/3
Shushabye CD -- ends 7/4
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
Yum Nuts Natural Nuts -- ends 7/5
$50 gc to Angelface Prints -- ends 7/6
$20 EcoMom gc -- ENDS TODAY
Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby --ENDS TODAY
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ENDS TODAY (super low entries!)

Zehn Naturals Organic Cotton tee -- ends 6/30 
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Book) -- ends 7/1 
$25 gc to Vintage Pearl -- ends 7/1

$35 Jiffy Lube gc -- ends 7/1
SodaStream -- ends 7/2
Porter Nursing Cover from Udder Covers -- ends 7/4
Peter Rabbit Organics Plus --ENDS TODAY
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30 
$20 Amazon gift card -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Address Labels (5 winners) -- ends 6/30 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 7/2
Eos Shaving Cream & Lip Balm -- ends 7/2
Silly Mama Quilts -- ends 7/2
Click'n Kids Software License -- ends 7/2
Head Organics Plus -- ends 7/5
got2b Smooth Operator Hair Products -- ends 7/5
Indaway Designs Apron -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm
Customized Mommy Bracelet -- ends 7/9
200 Follower Giveaway (Dunkin' Donuts gc & more) -- ENDS TODAY
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels --ENDS TODAY
Zevia Soda (3 winners) -- ends 6/30
Organize It! --ends 6/30
Designer Inspired Sunglasses -- ends 7/2 (2nd giveaway, plz help her out!)
$30 CSN gift certificate -- ends 7/6
$25 gc Bugalug Baby -- ends 7/6
Evora Kids Probiotic Chews -- ends 7/8
Lemonade From My Lemons Item -- ends 6/30
Swavorski Crystal & Glass Beaded Bracelet -- ends 6/30
NFL Steeler Logo Bands -- ends 6/30
Mini Bargainz Built NY Pink Strolling Tote -- ends 7/4
Febreze Product Gift Pack -- ENDS TODAY (1st giveaway--please help her out!)
$40 CSN gc -- ends 6/30
Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead -- ends 6/30
$100 Grocery Gift Card -- ends 6/30
$40 CSN Stores gc -- ENDS TODAY
L'Bri Pure & Natural Skin Care -- ends 6/30
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30
Lucky Hanks Natural Laundry Soap -- ends 7/2
Sticky Words Wall Art -- ends 7/1
Cream Perfume Company -- ends 7/2
$20 gc to EcoMom --ends 7/2
$25 gc to Tatouage Designs.com -- ends 7/16
Guidecraft Noah's Arc Table & Chairs -- ENDS TODAY
Milton Road Personalized Daily Portrait -- ends 6/30
$25 Lucky Horseshoe Gift Certificate -- ENDS TODAY
Baby Legs for Boys -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Baby Legs for Girls -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Orglamix Mineral Makeup -- ends 7/1



250 Labels for $.99 plus tax shipped from Office Depot


Office Depot has a sale on labels today!  You can get 250 labels and a free label dispenser for only $.99 plus tax!  I can't decide if I'm going to use mine as Christmas gift labels or as "this belongs to" labels for the Shark.  What will you do with yours? 

Go HERE to start ordering and enter code "854758859" to take $9 off your order, making your final total only $.99 plus tax shipped (about $1.05 or so depending on your state).

Thanks, Swaggrabber!
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4.5 months of Mailbox Monday - the Freebies

I've decided to divide my 4.5 months of Mailbox Monday list into different parts because there's just too much stuff :)

First up -- the freebies that I signed up for during the duration of our stay in China.  Some of these are full-sized products, though others are just samples.  I like to put all the small personal item samples in a small basket and we just grab what we need when we go on vacation.  I also have a snack basket for the food samples...it's fun because we've always got a variety of items to snack on!  These samples also come with high-value coupons quite frequently, and you can usually use those to get free products in the future too!

Full-sized samples
Redken Velvet (very excited about this--Redken products are SO expensive!)
Aveeno Stress Relief lotion
Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil
Pack of Stride Gum
Revlon lipstick
Earthbound Farms reusable tote
Reusable tote/freezer bag from Sam's Club
Gillette Fusion razor
Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor
Hot Prints photo book
Skein of yarn
Hue socks
No nonsense socks
Stouffer's Hotpad
Glade plugins plus refill
**Totally forgot to picture the MOUNTAIN of free mags I got!  The pile is as tall as my lady!

Smaller Samples
3 small packs of Tomato & Basil Wheat Thins
13 diapers of various kinds
Purex 3-in-1
Tide liquid detergent
Maxwell House Vanilla Caramel Latte Coffee drinks (3)
Hazelnut Splenda
Secret Clinical Strength
Supergoop Sunscreen & Sunscreen wipes
Trix cereal
1 photo coaster from ArtsCow
Aveeno shampoo & conditioner
Oil of Olay body wash
Pantene shampoo & conditioner
Lever 2000 bar of soap
Equivalent of half a pack or more of diapers 

Free product coupons
Fat Bay Ice cream
Lots of yogurt ones
McCormick Recipe Inspirations
Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Mac & Cheese
Kraft Olive Oil mayo
Suave Professionals Full Bottle
Kraft Cheesy Explosion Box
Genesis Today Goji Berry Juice
Any Sunsweet Product
Butterfinger

**Note** The best part about the free product coupons is that you can use them to get even more free stuff (and sometimes turn them into moneymakers) if you use them wisely.  I save them for Mega Sales at King Sooper's or for the times when Walgreen's offers $5 in RR for spending $25 before coupons.  It's worth it to sign up for these even for products you don't think you'll use -- you can always donate the actual product!  
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 6/28


**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    

 If YOU'VE  won something from clicking on a Low Entry Lowdown giveaway, please leave me a comment and let me know!  It will make my day :)

New Giveaways
Francesca Baby Oversized Bib -- ENDS TODAY @ 10 pm EST
500 Business Cards -- ENDS TODAY  @ 10 pm EST
$20 Plum and Revolution Foods from EcoMom -- ends 6/30
Tie Shirt or Crochet Kufi Hat from Charming Necessities -- ends 6/30
EcoSmart Safe Home Bundle -- ends 7/1
Hip in Organics onesie -- end 7/2
Daniel Boom Summer Reading Giveaway -- ends 7/2
$60 CSN gc -- ends 7/5
All Terrain Natural Kids Product -- ends 7/6
Eco-Friendly Felt Letters -- ends 7/7
Crazy Dog & NachoMama tees (2 winners) -- ends 7/8
Brugo Mug -- ends 7/11 (1st giveaway--help her out please!)
Yo-Baby 3-in-2 Organic Meals -- ends 7/13

Previous Giveaways
Brugo Mug -- ENDS TODAY
$20 EcoMom gc -- ends 6/29
GreenEnvy Bath Products -- ends 6/29
Good Earth Dinner Kit -- ends 6/30
Organize It -- ends 6/30
Bambino Swimsuit & Swim Nappy -- ends 7/1
$40 CSN gc -- ends 7/2
Suddenly Delicious Salad Prize pack -- ends 7/2
Truvia -- ends 7/2
Munchie Mug -- ends 7/2
IZOLA Shower curtain -- ends 7/5
$25 CSN gc -- ends 7/6
Belly Armor LUXE blanket -- ends 7/8
Skizzer -- ends 7/10
Balloonatiks Collectors Edition DVD -- ends 7/12
SuperHero Squad Show DVD -- ends 7/13
Previous GiveawaysSand Gone -- ends 6/30
Tasty Baby -- ends 6/30
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/30  (new link)
Oscar Mayer Prize Pack -- ends 6/30
CharcoCaps -- ends 6/30
Certain Dri -- ends 6/30
$20 gc to Love by CC -- ends 7/1
Skoy Cloths -- ends 7/2 @ 8 pm EST
TRUKid Sunscreen -- ends 7/2
EcoMom $20 gc -- ends 7/2
Zubbles -- ends 7/3
Bummas Cloth Wipes -- ends 7/3
Shushabye CD -- ends 7/4
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
Yum Nuts Natural Nuts -- ends 7/5
$50 gc to Angelface Prints -- ends 7/6
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ENDS TODAY
$20 EcoMom gc -- ends 6/29
Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby -- ends 6/29 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 6/29 (super low entries!)

Zehn Naturals Organic Cotton tee -- ends 6/30 
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Book) -- ends 7/1 
$25 gc to Vintage Pearl -- ends 7/1

$35 Jiffy Lube gc -- ends 7/1
SodaStream -- ends 7/2
Porter Nursing Cover from Udder Covers -- ends 7/4
Bazzle Baby Prize Pack -- ENDS TODAY
Scars & Stilettos (book) -- ENDS TODAY
Peter Rabbit Organics Plus -- ends 6/29
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30 
$20 Amazon gift card -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Address Labels (5 winners) -- ends 6/30 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 7/2
Eos Shaving Cream & Lip Balm -- ends 7/2
Silly Mama Quilts -- ends 7/2
Click'n Kids Software License -- ends 7/2
Head Organics Plus -- ends 7/5
got2b Smooth Operator Hair Products -- ends 7/5
Indaway Designs Apron -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm
Customized Mommy Bracelet -- ends 7/9
My Baby Can Talk -- ENDS TODAY
Tyson Chicken Strips (5 winners!) --ENDS TODAY
200 Follower Giveaway (Dunkin' Donuts gc & more) -- ends 6/29
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/29
Zevia Soda (3 winners) -- ends 6/30
Organize It! --ends 6/30
Designer Inspired Sunglasses -- ends 7/2 (2nd giveaway, plz help her out!)
$30 CSN gift certificate -- ends 7/6
$25 gc Bugalug Baby -- ends 7/6
Evora Kids Probiotic Chews -- ends 7/8
Boogie Wipes -- ENDS TODAY
Lemonade From My Lemons Item -- ends 6/30
Swavorski Crystal & Glass Beaded Bracelet -- ends 6/30
NFL Steeler Logo Bands -- ends 6/30
Mini Bargainz Built NY Pink Strolling Tote -- ends 7/4
Everyday Minerals Blush -- ENDS TODAY
Febreze Product Gift Pack -- ends 6/29 (1st giveaway--please help her out!)
$40 CSN gc -- ends 6/30
Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead -- ends 6/30
$100 Grocery Gift Card -- ends 6/30
$40 CSN Stores gc -- ends 6/29
L'Bri Pure & Natural Skin Care -- ends 6/30
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30
Lucky Hanks Natural Laundry Soap -- ends 7/2
Sticky Words Wall Art -- ends 7/1
Cream Perfume Company -- ends 7/2
$20 gc to EcoMom --ends 7/2
$25 gc to Tatouage Designs.com -- ends 7/16
Reversible Pink Floral Half Hostess Apron w/ Ruffle -- ENDS TODAY
Guidecraft Noah's Arc Table & Chairs -- ends 6/29
Milton Road Personalized Daily Portrait -- ends 6/30
$25 Lucky Horseshoe Gift Certificate -- ends 6/29
Baby Legs for Boys -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Baby Legs for Girls -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
God's Design for Women -- ENDS TODAY
Orglamix Mineral Makeup -- ends 7/1

Do-It-Yourself Monday ** Coconut Macadamia Pancakes**

Anyone out there ever been to Oahu, Hawaii?  Ever been to Brent's, home of the Coconut Macadamia Pancakes?  Well, even if you haven't, you can try them at home!  I am something of a pancake connoisseur :), and I am here to tell you that these are truly the best thing I've ever tasted in my life.  Seriously.  I have a friend who HATES pancakes, and she will eat these. 

You could pay A LOT of money to have the coconut syrup shipped from Hawaii.  Or, you could do-it- yourself at home!  There's an easy version and a difficult version...I'm going to give you the easy one :)

Ingredients:
shaved coconut
crushed macadamia nuts
white granulated sugar
coconut extract
half and half
karo syrup


Part A: The Pancakes

There are many different ways to make the pancakes - you can use Bisquick, Krusteaz, or make them from scratch.  All you need to know is that you should pour the batter as you usually would and then sprinkle some coconut and crushed macadamia nuts on the pancakes before flipping them so the ingredients bake inside. 







Part B: The Coconut Syrup

The syrup is what makes these pancakes the amazingness that they are!  The best part is that it is SIMPLE to make!

Step 1: Combine 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup light Karo Syrup in a pot
Step 2: Boil (low to med) until sugar is dissolved (will be clear)
Step 3: Remove from heat and add 1 cup of half and half and 1 tsp of coconut extract
Step 4: Serve warm over coconut mac pancakes {store in refrigerator after use}

So--there you have it!  Super easy and SUPER AMAZING, DELICIOUS, WONDERFUL, LIFE-CHANGING!  Hope you enjoy :)

Blessings,
Steph
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 6/27



**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    

 If YOU'VE  won something from clicking on a Low Entry Lowdown giveaway, please leave me a comment and let me know!  It will make my day :)

New Giveaways
Sew Cute Creations Personalized Shirt or Onesie -- ENDS TODAY
Brugo Mug -- ends 6/28 
$20 EcoMom gc -- ends 6/29
GreenEnvy Bath Products -- ends 6/29
Good Earth Dinner Kit -- ends 6/30
Organize It -- ends 6/30
Bambino Swimsuit & Swim Nappy -- ends 7/1
$40 CSN gc -- ends 7/2
Suddenly Delicious Salad Prize pack -- ends 7/2
Truvia -- ends 7/2
Munchie Mug -- ends 7/2
IZOLA Shower curtain -- ends 7/5
$25 CSN gc -- ends 7/6
Belly Armor LUXE blanket -- ends 7/8
Skizzer -- ends 7/10
Balloonatiks Collectors Edition DVD -- ends 7/12
SuperHero Squad Show DVD -- ends 7/13


Previous GiveawaysSand Gone -- ends 6/30
Tasty Baby -- ends 6/30
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/30  (new link)
Oscar Mayer Prize Pack -- ends 6/30
CharcoCaps -- ends 6/30
Certain Dri -- ends 6/30
$20 gc to Love by CC -- ends 7/1
Skoy Cloths -- ends 7/2 @ 8 pm EST
TRUKid Sunscreen -- ends 7/2
EcoMom $20 gc -- ends 7/2
Zubbles -- ends 7/3
Bummas Cloth Wipes -- ends 7/3
Shushabye CD -- ends 7/4
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
Yum Nuts Natural Nuts -- ends 7/5
$50 gc to Angelface Prints -- ends 7/6
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/28

$20 EcoMom gc -- ends 6/29
Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby -- ends 6/29 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 6/29 (super low entries!)

Zehn Naturals Organic Cotton tee -- ends 6/30 
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Book) -- ends 7/1 
$25 gc to Vintage Pearl -- ends 7/1

$35 Jiffy Lube gc -- ends 7/1
SodaStream -- ends 7/2
Porter Nursing Cover from Udder Covers -- ends 7/4
Bazzle Baby Prize Pack -- ends 6/28 
Scars & Stilettos (book) -- ends 6/28
Peter Rabbit Organics Plus -- ends 6/29
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30 
$20 Amazon gift card -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Address Labels (5 winners) -- ends 6/30 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 7/2
Eos Shaving Cream & Lip Balm -- ends 7/2
Silly Mama Quilts -- ends 7/2
Click'n Kids Software License -- ends 7/2
Head Organics Plus -- ends 7/5
got2b Smooth Operator Hair Products -- ends 7/5
Indaway Designs Apron -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm
Customized Mommy Bracelet -- ends 7/9
My Baby Can Talk -- ends 6/28
Tyson Chicken Strips (5 winners!) -- ends 6/28
200 Follower Giveaway (Dunkin' Donuts gc & more) -- ends 6/29
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/29
Zevia Soda (3 winners) -- ends 6/30
Organize It! --ends 6/30
Designer Inspired Sunglasses -- ends 7/2 (2nd giveaway, plz help her out!)
$30 CSN gift certificate -- ends 7/6
$25 gc Bugalug Baby -- ends 7/6
Evora Kids Probiotic Chews -- ends 7/8
Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil -- ENDS TODAY
Golden Moon Tea -- ENDS TODAY
Sea Star Necklace with Dark Pearl -- ENDS TODAY
Boogie Wipes -- ends 6/28
Lemonade From My Lemons Item -- ends 6/30
Swavorski Crystal & Glass Beaded Bracelet -- ends 6/30
NFL Steeler Logo Bands -- ends 6/30
Mini Bargainz Built NY Pink Strolling Tote -- ends 7/4
$15 gc to EcoMom -- ENDS TODAY
Everyday Minerals Blush -- ends 6/28
Febreze Product Gift Pack -- ends 6/29 (1st giveaway--please help her out!)
$40 CSN gc -- ends 6/30
Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead -- ends 6/30
$100 Grocery Gift Card -- ends 6/30
$40 CSN Stores gc -- ends 6/29
L'Bri Pure & Natural Skin Care -- ends 6/30
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30
Lucky Hanks Natural Laundry Soap -- ends 7/2
Sticky Words Wall Art -- ends 7/1
Cream Perfume Company -- ends 7/2
$20 gc to EcoMom --ends 7/2
$25 gc to Tatouage Designs.com -- ends 7/16
Reversible Pink Floral Half Hostess Apron w/ Ruffle -- ends 6/28
Guidecraft Noah's Arc Table & Chairs -- ends 6/29
Milton Road Personalized Daily Portrait -- ends 6/30
$25 Lucky Horseshoe Gift Certificate -- ends 6/29
Baby Legs for Boys -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Baby Legs for Girls -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
$50 Target Gift card -- ENDS TODAY
Beads on Strings -- ENDS TODAY
God's Design for Women -- ends 6/28
Orglamix Mineral Makeup -- ends 7/1
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$6 CREDIT TO AMAZON.COM VIDEO ON DEMAND

Amazon.com is at it again!  Enter these two coupon codes -- HDNATION and FILMRIOT -- for a total of $6 in credit on your Amazon.com account (each code will give you $3 credit).  These credits can be used toward any movie or TV show in the Amazon Video on Demand store. 
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Have Twitter. Will Retweet.

**Note**  The original idea to help others out by retweeting their tweets is not mine :)  You can check out www.empoweringmommy.com for the inspiration behind this.  She has a Tuesday Meme called Tweet it Out Tuesday where she talks about this.  I am not trying to start a meme like hers.  I just wanted to let my readers know that I'd be more than willing to help in this way!  Thanks :)

Just wanted to let you guys know that I will be happy to retweet your low entry giveaways (or special posts) for you.  Just add @asthepotter to the ones you want me to RT so I'll be sure to see them, and I will erase that part before retweeting it for you!   I think this is a great way to help each other get more exposure for our giveaways and special posts.  If you'd be willing to help others out with this too, just leave a comment on this post with your Twitter ID.  Just in case you're afraid you'll get inundated with tweets, I'm talking about maybe once a day or less, so it shouldn't be too unmanageable :)

Hope you're having a GREAT Saturday!

Blessings,
Steph
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My Guest Post at the Tuckers Take Tennessee


Happy Saturday!  I just wanted to let you know that I did a guest post on a little bit of life in China and why we came home.  You can find it HERE at the Tuckers Take Tennessee if you're interested :)  It says guest blogger Asthepotter, which is my Twitter ID.  I should have chosen one name for everything, but instead I have about 50 different names online...genius ;)

Blessings,
Steph
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 6/26

Special thanks for this Low Entry Lowdown goes to Shari at The Knit Wit by Shair, who, in the true spirit of the Low Entry Lowdown, shared some low entry giveaways that were NOT HER OWN just so you guys have a chance to win too and the host gets more entries!  Thanks, Shari!  You guys should go visit her site and show her some love :) 



**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    

CONGRATS to Amy who won the Mess Bib on 6/17, Kathryn who won Organic Baby clothes, Melissa who won the 0-3 month ballerina slippers, and Aholic (I can't find your real name:)) who won both the Baby Goes Pro DVD & Jiffy Lube gc! If YOU'VE  won something from clicking on a Low Entry Lowdown giveaway, please leave me a comment and let me know!  It will make my day :)

New Giveaways
Wanchai Ferry prize pack -- ENDS TODAY
Sand Gone -- ends 6/30
Tasty Baby -- ends 6/30
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/30  (new link)
Oscar Mayer Prize Pack -- ends 6/30
CharcoCaps -- ends 6/30
Certain Dri -- ends 6/30
$20 gc to Love by CC -- ends 7/1
Skoy Cloths -- ends 7/2 @ 8 pm EST
TRUKid Sunscreen -- ends 7/2
EcoMom $20 gc -- ends 7/2
Zubbles -- ends 7/3
Bummas Cloth Wipes -- ends 7/3
Shushabye CD -- ends 7/4
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 7/5
Yum Nuts Natural Nuts -- ends 7/5
$50 gc to Angelface Prints -- ends 7/6


Previous Giveaways
$25 gc to Storytime Fun Felts -- ENDS TODAY

Corel Paint It -- ENDS TODAY 
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/28

$20 EcoMom gc -- ends 6/29
Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby -- ends 6/29 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 6/29 (super low entries!)

Zehn Naturals Organic Cotton tee -- ends 6/30 
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Book) -- ends 7/1 
$25 gc to Vintage Pearl -- ends 7/1

$35 Jiffy Lube gc -- ends 7/1
SodaStream -- ends 7/2
Porter Nursing Cover from Udder Covers -- ends 7/4
Bazzle Baby Prize Pack -- ends 6/28 
Scars & Stilettos (book) -- ends 6/28
Peter Rabbit Organics Plus -- ends 6/29
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30 
$20 Amazon gift card -- ends 6/30
Pear Tree Address Labels (5 winners) -- ends 6/30 
Pedialax Fiber Gummies -- ends 7/2
Eos Shaving Cream & Lip Balm -- ends 7/2
Silly Mama Quilts -- ends 7/2
Click'n Kids Software License -- ends 7/2
Head Organics Plus -- ends 7/5
got2b Smooth Operator Hair Products -- ends 7/5
Indaway Designs Apron -- ends 7/8 @ 9 pm
Customized Mommy Bracelet -- ends 7/9
My Pretty Pink Box Beauty Products --ENDS TODAY
My Baby Can Talk -- ends 6/28
Tyson Chicken Strips (5 winners!) -- ends 6/28
200 Follower Giveaway (Dunkin' Donuts gc & more) -- ends 6/29
Pear Tree Greetings Address Labels -- ends 6/29
Zevia Soda (3 winners) -- ends 6/30
Organize It! --ends 6/30
Designer Inspired Sunglasses -- ends 7/2 (2nd giveaway, plz help her out!)
$30 CSN gift certificate -- ends 7/6
$25 gc Bugalug Baby -- ends 7/6
Evora Kids Probiotic Chews -- ends 7/8
Mama Made Them Wooden Toys -- ENDS TODAY
Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil -- ends 6/27
Golden Moon Tea -- ends 6/27
Sea Star Necklace with Dark Pearl -- ends 6/27
Boogie Wipes -- ends 6/28
Lemonade From My Lemons Item -- ends 6/30
Swavorski Crystal & Glass Beaded Bracelet -- ends 6/30
NFL Steeler Logo Bands -- ends 6/30
Mini Bargainz Built NY Pink Strolling Tote -- ends 7/4
$15 gc to EcoMom -- ends 6/27
Everyday Minerals Blush -- ends 6/28
Febreze Product Gift Pack -- ends 6/29 (1st giveaway--please help her out!)
$40 CSN gc -- ends 6/30
Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead -- ends 6/30
$100 Grocery Gift Card -- ends 6/30
$40 CSN Stores gc -- ends 6/29
L'Bri Pure & Natural Skin Care -- ends 6/30
Episencial Sunny Sunscreen -- ends 6/30
Lucky Hanks Natural Laundry Soap -- ends 7/2
Diamond Shark pearl earrings -- ENDS TODAY
Sticky Words Wall Art -- ends 7/1
Cream Perfume Company -- ends 7/2
$20 gc to EcoMom --ends 7/2
$25 gc to Tatouage Designs.com -- ends 7/16
Easy Lunchbox -- ENDS TODAY
Reversible Pink Floral Half Hostess Apron w/ Ruffle -- ends 6/28
Guidecraft Noah's Arc Table & Chairs -- ends 6/29
Milton Road Personalized Daily Portrait -- ends 6/30
$25 Lucky Horseshoe Gift Certificate -- ends 6/29
Baby Legs for Boys -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
Baby Legs for Girls -- ends 6/30 (1st giveaway -- plz help her out!)
$50 Target Gift card -- ends 6/27
Beads on Strings -- ends 6/27
God's Design for Women -- ends 6/28
Angie's Kettle Corn -- ENDS TODAY (10 winners!)
Orglamix Mineral Makeup -- ends 7/1
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