Apr 192014
 

File-The-Pile_detailA belated congratulations to the winner of our Organization Giveaway:

Jane M.

The prize consists of both the PANIC No More filing system, and the adorable File the Pile filing box, for a total value of $41.

Don’t panic when the snail mail comes in! Just pull out a recycling bin for the items you don’t need and file the rest into this easy, color-coded filing system. Comes with 25 color-coded folders, 25 peel and stick file labels, 6 labeled tabs and hanging file folders, and instructions.

April 2014 Customer smEven if you didn’t win, there are still plenty of goodies available!

Clever Container has a fabulous promotion running through the end of April – the versatile Lights Out is available for just $12 with your purchase of $50 or more.

PLUS, I am running several special sales just for my customers.  Be sure to visit Organizing With Tiffany on Facebook to be advised of all the opportunities.  (Click “Like”, then hover over that Like and click to “Get Notifications”, or Facebook may decide not to show things to you).

Congratulations again to Jane, and Happy Organizing to all!

Mar 242014
 

Spring BreakOkay, it’s getting CRAZY with the discounts on top of giveaways on top of offers…  I wanted to bring everything together for you, so you don’t miss out!

Here’s a quick rundown, with details below:

  1. Free Car Hooks GWP

  2. Mystery Hostess credit drawing

  3. $20 Clever Cash referral bonus

  4. 10% off March orders

  5. Blog Giveaway

Okay, now here’s the breakdown:

car hook1.  Clever Container is offering all customers a set of these clever Car Hooks (see photo) FREE with any purchase of $50 or more during March.

2.  If you are on Facebook, be sure to check out the Mystery Hostess Online Launch party event!

Even if you are not on Facebook, you can select that party during checkout from the online store, and you will be entered to win.

One guest will be named the party’s “hostess”, and will earn some wonderful gifts and rewards (depending on the party sales).  The party ends at midnight on March 30th!

3.  Do you know anyone who enjoys organizing?  Or someone who could use a little extra cash?

Clever Container is a young company, with less than 2500 consultants nationwide – so we have a wide open market!

If you refer someone to me who joins the Clever Container team, I will thank you with $25 in Clever Cash (gift certificate)!

4.  To help give everyone the opportunity to try out Clever Container products, I am offering a special sale:

10% off any order over $25, until midnight on March 30th.  

This absolutely DOES STACK with other offers!  A $50 order will receive free Car Hooks from the company, 10% off from me, and will provide you with extra entries into both the Blog Giveaway and the Mystery Hostess drawing!

5.  I am personally giving away some great products here on the blog.  The prize consists of both the PANIC No More filing system, and the adorable File the Pile filing box.  This prize has a total value of $41.

Just use the Rafflecoptor form, below, to enter!  This also ends at midnight on March 30th.

Organizing just got fun!  Good luck!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mar 102014
 

File-The-Pile_detailAs if the free gifts in my last post (HERE) weren’t enough, I decided that I would just plain give away some Clever Container products, to help people see just how fabulous they are!

You can enter with the Rafflecoptor form right here on the blog. There are lots of ways to enter – something for everyone.

PANIC-No-More_list The prize consists of both the PANIC No More filing system, and the adorable File the Pile filing box.  This prize has a total value of $41.

Don’t panic when the snail mail comes in! Just pull out a recycling bin for the items you don’t need and file the rest into this easy, color-coded filing system. Comes with 25 color-coded folders, 25 peel and stick file labels, 6 labeled tabs and hanging file folders, and instructions.

car hookAny purchase you make through the Mystery Hostess Online Launch party will earn you:

  • TEN entries into this giveaway, AND
  • Entries into the party’s drawing for the Hostess gifts (amount depending on order size), AND
  • Any order of $50 or more will also earn the free set of car hooks! (Through the end of March)

Organizing just got fun! Good luck!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mar 072014
 

Stuff-It-Pink_detailWe’re working on a move out of state, so we have decided that moving into an RV is the way to go. Sound odd?

  • It will reduce our expenses, allowing us to save up for the cost of the move.
  • It will reduce expenses, allowing us to pay off the last of our debts and get our financial house in order.
  • It will reduce the cost of the move, since we will not need a huge truck or a storage unit.
  • It will make us mobile, in case the new job requires Wolf to attend military training in one or more other locations before our final destination.
  • It will free us of the clutter monster, and give our minimizing efforts a huge push forward.

CollageSo we have begun the purge, selling off the furniture, clearing out trash, and donating boxes and bags full of stuff to the Airman’s Attic.

I’ve also been on the hunt for some solutions for keeping the small spaces organized in the RV.

I found a company that had so many great organizing items for home, car, and travel… that I decided to join up!

Take a peek at my new Clever Container website, and see for yourself.  I even put up a Facebook Page!

And to top it off, I’m kicking off my new business with a Mystery Hostess Online LAUNCH Party!

If you are on Facebook, you can visit the Party Page.  But if you’re not, that’s okay, too!

Here’s how it works:

Help kick off my new business venture, and you may be the one selected (randomly) to be the party “Hostess” and earn free products and more!

** Every $50 order earns a free set of clever Car Hooks (a $12 value)!

** Earn 1 entry into the Mystery Hostess drawing just for placing an order. PLUS earn an additional entry for every $25 you spend. (A total of 1 entry for a $10 order, 2 entries for a $25 order, 3 for a $50 order, etc.). You must place an order to earn any other entries into the drawing.

** Earn 1 entry into the Mystery Hostess drawing for booking an online / catalog party of your own!

** Earn entries for inviting your friends to the party! 1 entry for inviting 1-15 friends, or “Sharing” on your wall; 2 entries for 16-30 friends; and so on!

** Earn another entry for each and every friend you invite who places an order. Make sure they comment on the Event page (or email me) with, “YourName invited me, and I ordered!”

Just visit: https://www.mycleverbiz.com/tiffanyh/shop/

Browse the products, or flip through the online catalog. As you complete your purchase online, the very bottom right corner will ask you to “Select Party”. Just select “Mystery Hostess online LAUNCH Party!” and you will be entered in the Mystery Hostess drawing.

SHOPPING IS OPEN NOW! This party will *end* at midnight on March 12th, so get your order in…

hooksI’m so excited to begin using the items that I received in my New Consultant Kit!  And I’m going to be placing an order with this party, myself, because there are a few more things that will really help out my organizing efforts.

If you’d like a paper catalog, feel free to request one through my Clever Container website (HERE).

And if you don’t win the Mystery Hostess drawing?  You can host a party of your own — entirely online and/or with catalogs — and earn free gifts all for yourself!

Dec 232013
 

TT HolidayMost of you have probably seen a reference to Tropical Traditions, here or on another blog, even if you aren’t currently shopping there.

I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to share some of their holiday deals with you. They are the choice of many, many foodie bloggers for healthy fats like Virgin Coconut Oil and Palm Oil, as well as a wide range of other healthy goodies.

From now through Christmas (hurry!!) you can get a TOTALLY FREE bottle of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (with your order of just $12.99 or more)!  (Must place free item in cart, will not be automatically added to order).

There are also MANY other sales throughout the site, including (but NOT limited to) these:

  • 40% OFF GRASS-FED GROUND BISON ENDS TODAY!
  • ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM CONCENTRATE 32 OZ.: BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ENDS THURSDAY
  • 40% OFF ALL MOISTURIZING LOTIONS
  • 35% OFF ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP

PLUS, Tropical Traditions has a free gift for you through their Referral Program:

If you are a new customer, as an As For My House reader you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your order. This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

Just select “Referred by a friend” when asked, and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my Sponsor ID number: 5689476.

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Sep 272013
 

Cheese… Mmmmm! Yummy, dairy goodness.

So why are my daughter and I both desperately gluten-poisoned after eating a big cheese-y meal?

Having eliminated all the other ingredients beyond doubt, I was left starting at a package of Kraft cheese. A block of cheddar cheese, not slices, or shreds, or anything “fancy.”

Cheese shouldn’t have gluten in it. Cheese should be in the category of “naturally gluten-free.” Let’s see…

Ingredients: Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized nonfat milk and milkfat, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto [color]), natamycin (a natural mold inhibitor). Contains: Milk

Doesn’t sounds like gluten, does it?

So I called Kraft.

First, I got transferred from the regular Customer Service desk to a specialized department because I made the mistake of saying that I had had a bad reaction. And the woman at that department didn’t have lists of ingredients for given products, so was not actually set up to answer my question.

I grabbed the block of cheese and read her the ingredient list, and she confirmed that none of those ingredients were glutinous.

In the way of all the “good guys” big food companies these days, Kraft would have labeled anything that had wheat. And even anything that was “processed in a facility that produces things made with wheat.”

But gluten is not a “Major Allergen.”

They have no requirement to list any possible exposure to other potential problems, like rye, barley, malt, or oats.

And furthermore? They don’t care.

Really?

Well, that’s good to know.

All Kraft foods are now making an exodus from our home. There are other brands that do care about my health in this regard, not to mention the tasty option of making many of these products myself.

Aug 252013
 

So, let’s talk potty.

Not quite the usual topic of conversation around here, eh?

But eating healthy, living healthy, being healthy, and following God’s natural plan and order — that’s normal stuff.

So.. it turns out that our anatomy is designed to squat to eliminate.

This should come as no big surprise there to anyone who has had any exposure to natural childbirth; squatting is the best way to allow that baby to get out, too.

This was brought to mind for me again recently by Mommypotamus’ excellent article on pelvic floor issues and incontinence, Why You Need to Pee in the Shower.

But our “western civilization” toilets, for some reason, have been designed in a different position altogether. And it’s causing us to struggle with constipation, hemorrhoids, and a host of other complaints.

Until now, your only choice was pretty much to remove your toilet and create a squatting toilet similar to those common in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and some parts of Latin America.

But now, there’s a great, inexpensive, non-home-damaging option! (Click the graphic to visit their website)

Want a visual on the anatomical issues (non-graphic, in all senses of the word)? Check out Squatty Potty’s video:

Visit Squatty Potty to find out more, or order yours.

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Jan 012013
 


[By Wolf]

Have you ever had that feeling of flavor filled nostalgia?

We recently took a trip to Disney World and had a wonderful time. During all of our planning we each thought about what things we really wanted to do that would make us feel satisfied after the vacation was over. One thing on the list was to go have pineapple Dole Whip at the Tiki Room.

Well, we did have some Dole Whip at the Magic Kingdom and to our extreme satisfaction, we were able to have it 3 times. We found that the Polynesian Resort had self serve Dole Whip at one of its eateries. There we created MOUNT DOLE WHIP.

Now it’s in our brain … and taste buds. We are looking for Mr. Dole Whip.

I tried a recipe tonight that left us wanting. It tasted more like pineapple ice cream. It wasn’t tangy enough and was too creamy and too sweet.

The recipe used:

1 quart of pineapple juice
3 cups of whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 cups of sugar
and top it off with milk

The family all agreed that it was really good pineapple ice cream, but not the elusive Dole Whip.

So, the search continues. Perhaps we need to start with a sherbet or sorbet recipe?

 Posted by at 7:08 pm
Aug 062012
 


Okay, ladies… And gents, I suppose. Do we have any gents?

Anyhow, I need your help!

I’d like to test out a few different recipes for homemade cleaning and hygiene products, and review them here.

Please share the recipe and/or link to your favorites to get the ball rolling:

  • Laundry Soap
  • Dishwasher Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant

Thank you!

Jul 222012
 


Have you heard of water kefir?

Here’s some great info to get you started from the Healthy Home Economist, Cultures for Health, and Keeper of the Home (her photo).

I have been reading about this fr a while, and was interested… But not willing to shell out to purchase the starter grains online, since I had no idea how it would work out.

Then I saw an ad on our local Freecycle list – someone offering starter batches of water kefir grains, since hers had multiplied. Yay!

We exchanged emails, and I learned that she was a kindred spirit. She said,

BTW, I saw your blog. We are also a gluten free, Christian, homeschooling family of wannabe homesteaders! Very cool. :)

Hopefully we will get to know her and her family better!

So I now have a batch of water kefir happily fermenting on the kitchen counter.

We’ll find out how well it works out in a couple of days…