we’re giving thanks for this giveaway

A few months ago we introduced you to these ladies …

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Rebekah and Kaelin head up our local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Do you know about WAPF? Amazing group, promoting real food diets, traditional cooking methods and conscious eating. And Kaelin and Rebekah are two pretty remarkable real food advocates …under their inspired leadership, we’ve seen the local chapter meetings nearly double in size!! Which just means more people are caring about the food we eat. More people caring about their food means more people are living consciously. And more people living consciously means the world we live in has no choice but to get better. Yay Kaelin and Rebekah for leading the charge!

To say that we were excited when they emailed us offering to sponsor a book bundle giveaway is kind of an understatement.

And then they told us the books they wanted to give away and we were so excited!!!!

You’ll see for yourselves how incredible these books are … Jeanne uses the recipes in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon as a foundation for so much of her cooking.  Reading Kaayla Daniel’s Soy book will change the way you look at this so-called “health food.”  And it might just be because we’re geeky real food foodies, but the Milk book by Ron Schmid is just fascinating.

So we’re pretty thankful this week (which is just a lucky coincidence that it’s the week of Thanksgiving) to have such a great giveaway, from these incredible sponsors.

Do yourself (or someone you love) the favor of registering to win … seriously 🙂

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Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon
A full-spectrum nutritional cookbook with a startling message animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the human diet, necessary for reproduction and normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Includes information on how to prepare grains, health benefits of bone broths and enzyme-rich lacto-fermented foods.

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The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food, Kaayla Daniel, PHD
A groundbreaking expose that tells the truth about soy that scientists know but that the soy industry has tried to suppress. Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.

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The Untold Story of Milk, Ron Schmid
The role of raw milk in the rise of civilization, the milk problem that led to compulsory pasteurization, the politics of the dairy industry. Revised and updated with the latest scientific studies documenting the safety and health benefits of raw milk. Raw milk is a movement whose time has come. This book will serve as a catalyst for that movement, providing consumers with the facts and inspiration they need to embrace Nature’s perfect food.

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Congratulations Krysti S! Please contact us at omamasblog@gmail.com with your mailing address so we can have Rebekah and Kaelin send your prize to you!!

running in the winter (and a giveaway, too!)

Over the past few months I’ve finally gotten back into running. The five year break was good and all, but it is so much sweeter to be back in the groove.

Coincidently, this summer my four year old learned to ride a bike without training wheels, allowing us to go for longer, faster rides together. It’s been nice to actually exercise while spending time with my kids.

But…

A Montana winter is staring us in the face. Just this week we had two full days of snow and a night in the 20s. And remember I’m from Texas? … Where jogging in below 32 degrees sounds like an Olympic sport.

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Joining a gym doesn’t really appeal to me, so I’ve been scrambling to figure out how I’m going to keep running outdoors. A quick jog in the neighborhood is much more practical for me in this stage of life, than a trek to the gym with the kids. (Daycare at the gym just doesn’t do it for my littlest.)

I’ve pieced together a good winter running outfit (wool socks, the right leggings, jacket, etc.), but something seemed to be missing.

I’d gotten out of the habit of listening to music while running, but this seemed like the one thing I was missing. Distraction. I needed something to keep my mind off the fact that my lungs are about to jump out of my throat from the cold.

And plus… how can you not run your heart out while listening to Katy Perry’s Roar. It’s almost impossible.

So here’s where you come in! The kind folks at AT&T sent us a few products to review, as well as a set to give to one of you guys.

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We have a brand new Nite Ize Action Armband and a pair of YurBuds earbuds designed specifically for women (sorry folks, iPhone not included).

Back in the day, I ran with my iPod mini clipped to by shorts, but this arm band has proven to be way better. For me the bottom line is that if I have my phone with me, I can run for longer. I don’t have to worry about being needed at home when I know I’m only a phone call away. It’s nice to be available. Also, the armband has a perfect spot to stash your key so you don’t have to worry about stuffing it in your sock.

And the headphones designed specifically for women are quite wonderful, as I’ve never been able to run in the headphones you get with a new phone. They always fell out of my ears. The YurBuds are smaller than the average headphone. They stay in my ear with no problems. And again, if I get a phone call while running, I can seamlessly answer and then get right back to the music.

So I think you’ll like these. And if exercising isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other good opportunties to listen to music. And if listening to music isn’t your thing… well, Christmas is coming and this could be a great gift for someone you love.

This giveaway will be open for one week, ending on Monday, October 14th. The winner will be announced as an update to this post the following day. Prize ships anywhere in the United States.

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Disclaimer: We weren’t paid or perked to do this, but thanks to AT&T for some fun products for a giveaway!