KitchenAid Stand Mixer Deals 2014: Only $72, Shipped!!

by Tiffany in Tidbits

Here is the deal you have been waiting for on a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Yes one of these babies that sells for $349.99 regular price. Well there are some sites out there showing you how to get this amazing mixer for only $96 shipped (minus taxes). I have a way that you may be able to tack on another bonus savings, depending on where you live. If you are lucky you may be able to get one for $72!! I just did!

How to get the Stand Mixer:

Put the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in your cart for $249.99 (it is $100 off already)
Get 10% off just by adding it to your cart
Get 15% off with promo code THANKS15
Spend $191 out of pocket and submit for $50 mail in rebate
Plus get $45 in Kohl’s cash back

Final Price: $96 after rebates!

My Bonus Method: Buy a Kohls gift cards at a grocery store with gift card rewards and save even more. Krogers, Smith’s, Safeway and Giant Eagle are the ones I know of that offer these rewards. Kroger gives you 4x times the fuel points and Giant Eagle gives you .20 cents in fuel rewards for every $50 you spend. I bought a $200 Kohls card (to cover my out of pocket) and got $24 in free fuel. This brings the total price of the mixer down to only $72!!

Someone in my family will be VERY excited!



Did You Win the Kombucha Kit Giveaway??

by Tiffany in Tidbits

The winner of the Kombucha Kit from GetKombucha has been selected at random. It is Deena from Colorado!! For everyone else use the coupon code naturemoms25 for a $25 virtual gift card, valid through April 15th on a purchase of $150+ on anything in the site, excluding cases of bottled kombucha tea (bottled extracts are def included!)

As an even greater incentive, if you purchase within 24 hours of this announcement, in additional to the $25 off, Dave will also include a free gift. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/PbDLG5

Continuous Brew Kombucha Kit long


Just Another Way to Reduce Paper Waste – Send eCards

by Tiffany in Tidbits

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of eCards from American Greetings. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is a big part of our culture to give cards for special occasions…birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, illness, the list goes on. Even when we give gifts it is customary to give a card as well. I have always resisted the urge to buy cards because I think it is wasteful. The cards are beautiful and often funny (I like the humorous ones) and they provide us with something witty to say when we don’t have the words. But most likely they will just end up in the trash…or they will saved in some dark box along with other cards that have been relegated to the greeting card grave yard until they too are trashed when the recipient decides they no longer need to hang onto cards from years ago.

Greeting cards are also really pricey and you have to go to the store to buy them. For me that means a special trip usually because who remembers these details when they are already at the store? Not me. Any alternative that does not require me to drop $6 on a single greeting card (even if it sings), a special trip to the store, or sending paper waste out into the yonder is alright by me. Luckily there are more and more options out there.

American Greetings has new singing greetings and  video eCards that you can send. They can be  sent via  email, mobile, or Facebook. You pay a small monthly ($3.99) or annual fee ($19.99) and then you can send unlimited eCards. You can also try the service via a free seven day trial. Learn more.

I love the “Just Because” video eCards. I need to send one to my mom just to let her know I have been thinking of her a lot lately. Love this ladybug one! My grandmother used to have those exact same chairs. :)

Who do you want to  send a video e-Card too??

Ecard from American Greetings

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Bottling & Flavoring Your Home Brewed Kombucha

by Tiffany in Tidbits

Bottling & Flavoring Your Home Brewed Kombucha

Two weeks ago I shared my first foray brewing Kombucha with a GetKombucha Continuous Brew Kit. For two weeks our Kombucha has been brewing and yesterday we finished it off by bottling it and also flavoring it. Flavoring is entirely optional…the Kombucha tastes incredible on its own, but we like to jazz up some of our batches to create new flavors. Then we drink it throughout the day instead falling back on things like soda or sugary juice. We also take it with us in school and work lunches for a tasty, healthy drink on the go.

Our process is pretty simple. We allow our Kombucha to ferment for about 14-16 days usually, giving it a taste around day ten to see where we are at. When it is brewed to our liking we bottle it in glass jars that used to contain store bought Kombucha. They are the perfect size and we love reusing items when we can instead of tossing them in the recycling bin. We have about 4-5 dozen bottles because we typically brew 2-3 gallons a week . This provides a steady supply of Kombucha for the whole family.

Once the Kombucha is done and we know we will be bottling it we decide if we will flavor it and how. We also add chia seeds most of the time…extra flavor, extra filling, and we love the texture. First we brew up some flavored tea (peach this time around) and we put the chia seeds in it to plump and soak up the tea.

chia seeds in Kombucha

If we put them directly in the bottles we find that they clump together so a pre-soaking works better and they will absorb the flavor of the tea. You can also add juice to this mixture as well for extra flavoring. We added some tart organic cherry juice to ours and it complimented the peach tea very nicely. We like to experiment with a variety of flavored teas and organic juices.

Once the chia seeds have soaked for a bit we use a funnel to put them in our glass bottles. The gloopy, globby mixture settles down at the bottom.

bottling kombucha

Then it is time for the Kombucha and thanks to this new brew kit we can pour it directly from the spigot. This makes it much easier for us! Fill each bottle, seal them, and put them in the fridge for drinking throughout the week. The photo below is just some of the jars we bottled. A few them just had the peach tea chia seeds and others had the added cherry juice, hence the variation in colors. All were delicious!

finished Kombucha

Before we even started the bottling process though we brewed some more tea for another batch. Last week we made a gallon in our new kit but this week we filled it up (2 gallons). The scoby is now happily swimming around in a fresh batch of tea and fermenting away until we begin the bottling process again, in two weeks or so. The batch from this week provided us with a baby scoby as well. I typically save them for making extra batches as needed or I sell them locally for $5 a piece. I also compost them along with the loose tea or tea bags (depending on what we used). This is pretty much a waste free process.

scoby in kombucha

For more ideas on how to flavor your tea visit GetKombucha. They talk about flavoring with ginger, lavender, rosehips, and other adventurous options.

On to the giveaway!!! One of my readers will be fortunate enough to win the exact same Kombucha kit! You will get the porcelain brewer with spigot, a handcrafted wood stand, cover, loose tea, muslin bags, scoby, and instructions. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below. There are numerous ways to gain entries. Good luck! US Residents only.

Continuous Brew Kombucha Kit

Thank you to Get Kombucha for sponsoring this post. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of the Green Moms Network, and the content and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.


March Giveaway – $450 Amazon Gift Card!!

by Tiffany in Tidbits

amazon gift card giveaway

Giveaway time!!! I try to keep giveaways to a minimum here. Perhaps it is because I am uber picky about the types of products I endorse. The beauty of this giveaway though is that the winner gets to choose what they need and want because it is a gift card. Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop because they have great prices and virtually anything under the sun I could need or want. I buy books, I buy food, I buy supplements, I buy….lots of stuff.

The prize for this giveaway is an Amazon gift card for a whopping $450!! Just think about what $450 would buy. You could opt to buy lots of little things…

A book or two… I would recommend some great gardening reads since spring is coming.


You could also buy some of the supplements you have been wanting to try. Grab some grassfed gelatin and some fermented cod liver oil and butter oil capsules.

Maybe those brand spanking new heritage Ball jars…in green. You know you want them…..er I mean NEED them.

green ball jars (2)

The option is also there is get one or two BIG things.

How about a lawn mower with a rechargeable battery so you can stop spraying your lawn and garden with gasoline fumes?

green works

Or a KitchenAid Mixer? Can’t go wrong there!


How to Enter for Your Chance to Win:

1. Subscribe to the NatureMoms weekly newsletter highlighting the latest posts and health tips from me. (Sign up below)

2. Leave a comment letting me know what you would you would buy with this gift card…

3. Use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post to confirm these entries and unlock more chances to win.

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 A winner will be chosen via random.org. We will announce the lucky winner on Friday, April 1st. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone!