Giveaway Time!


Hi Everyone,

I’ve been absent from my blog for quite awhile due to family and school demands.  I figured the best way to make up for that was to do a giveaway.  The prize will include everything pictured above and if I can squeeze anything else into the box, I will add in some surprises!  (FYI, the little box is a Lash Serum)

To see all the ways you can enter visit my blog Facebook page at:

Only the first entry is mandatory to enter the contest, but I have listed lots of fun ways to gain bonus entries.  Although the last entry is not mandatory, leaving a comment on the post and letting me know how many ways you entered can only help us both!

If you already follow my blog or Like my Facebook page, that still counts as entries and you are already ahead!

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The LuLaRoe Craze!

Who has joined the LuLaRoe movement?

When I first heard of LuLaRoe and saw my friends grabbing up leggings and tops by the handfuls, I wondered what had happened to their minds (and bank accounts!).  However, I purchase a pair of leggings because a friend was having one of those “Pop-up” parties.  I received them and was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and soft they were (I’m wearing them now…LOL).  Still, I wondered why a person would need so many leggings.  I still wasn’t completely sold.  Until I got this……


This is the Maxi (dress or skirt), and I love it.  It feels and looks wonderful.  Not to mention that I am a sucker for all things Tie Dye.  Now, I’m hooked.  The thing I like most about LuLaRoe is that the designers do not assume that us full-figured gals all dress in frumpy browns and blacks.  No!  We also love bright colors and fashionable clothing.  Don’t get me wrong, LuLaRoe has clothes for all sizes, even kids!  Each pattern is limited so you wont show up at a party is the same dress that everyone is wearing!

The sizing for LuLaRoe is a little tough to get used to.  Some are sized larger, some smaller.  For example, the Irma shirt is sized large.  If a person usually wears a large they may want to purchase a medium or small for a good fit.  Although it may be tough in the beginning, old school LuLaRoe fans are quick to help with questions about sizing.  In addition, the company has many “unicorns.”  A unicorn is a pattern or print with which you have fallen in love.  Consultants and fellow customers are always helping shoppers find their unicorns!  It makes shopping fun, almost like an Easter egg hunt!  Just yesterday I became super excited because I found a friend a unicorn!

When I think of LuLaRoe garments, I think of comfortable, unique, and stylish.  The patterns have a wide range of styles; you can get leggings with Bigfoot or a cute red dress c0vered in white Yorkies.  For the not so adventurous dresser, the company also makes beautiful florals, strips, and solids.

Good news, you can get yourself some amazing LuLaRoe too!  In fact, your favorite Goodwitch (that better be me!) is hosting her very own LuLaRoe party.  You can join here:  Come shop with me!  If you are joining, leave a message below so I can enter you in my giveaway that is coming soon….hopefully by the end of tomorrow night!!

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Easter Lush

Loved the sent

By Glenda the Goodwitch from Darby, MT on 4/10/2016
3out of 5

Pros: Attractive Design

Best Uses: Gift For Child

Describe Yourself: Quality Driven, Bargain Hunter

Was this a gift?: No

I really loved the smell of this bomb. I had originally got this for my son so he could have the joy of breaking it open, but it was already broken 😦 (I ordered the Humpty Dumpty from the UK store and the same thing happened) However, it was still a great bath, I used the whole thing to get a nice scent and color going in the bath 🙂 The scent and color both were not as intense as some of the normal sized bath bombs, which is why I ended up using the entire bomb in one bath. Although it is a fun idea, in the future I believe I would order two regular sized bombs instead – just to have twice the baths for the same cost 😉 However, the surprise inside is a fun idea for kids.


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Glenda invites you to check out the Amazon App and get $5

Use my referral link to get a $5 coupon at Amazon for signing into the Amazon App the first time:

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Festival Essentials! Win a Festival Survival Kit Valued at $200!

Festival Essentials! Win a Festival Survival Kit Valued at $200!.

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Arts and Education for All Ages

For my Local Friends

Vote YES for Darby Community Public Library

hobbit house painting Hobbit house painting at the Darby Community Public Library.

Darby Community Library offers free art workshops for artists of all ages. It encourages art appreciation and builds skills that help keep mental sharpness. The library also provides free educational opportunities to learn about focused topics in small doses.

Providing opportunities for children and adults, library arts programs range from crafts to fine arts. This summer the drawing series ends with an art show where teens can showcase their creations. Also offered will be a series of science focused classes on astronomy, astronauts, and kids science workshops. Educational opportunities and arts for all ages provide opportunities for family activities and keeps children learning through the summer.

There will be a ballot measure on the September 15, 2015 ballot, asking voters if they support a 3-mill increase for library funding. This will provide about 1/3 of our annual budget and we need…

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Nature Wise Weight Management Supplements On-going Review


I received these products from Nature Wise today for review.  I am looking forward to trying both the Advance Detox and Cleanse and 5-HTP over the next 30 days.  I am looking to improve my mood and lose a few pounds.  I took my first dose of Advanced Detox and Cleanse today.  I plan to use the detox for a week and then begin the 5-HTP.  I will post an update every few days to share my progress.   I will post more information about each product below.

20150713_150717According to the Nature Wise website, Advance Detox and Cleanse is a  doctor-formulated cleanse contains a holistic blend of herbs and enzymes formulated to detoxify the colon and promote healthy digestion. They have added prebiotics to the formula to help the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon, and the use of clinically-proven DRcaps® capsules protect ingredients from stomach acidity to deliver maximum benefits to the lower GI tract. Occasional colon cleansing can provide further benefit as a catalyst for many diet and weight-loss programs.


I am especially looking forward to trying the 5-HTP which  was inspired by the belief that mood and weight are interconnected. Each serving provides natural mood-enhancing ingredients to promote well-being and sleep for better appetite control. NatureWise 5-HTP Plus+ also includes vitamin B6, to aid 5-HTP’s conversion to serotonin.

I will list some of the reason that I became so interested in Nature Wise products below

  • Non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free
  • Contains no artificial ingredients
  • Customers have phone access to a  professionally trained and personal customer service team, who will answer questions.
  • Nature Wise is NSF certified

I look forward to updating you after I have had a chance to experience the products for myself.

Day 5:

After taking the Advanced Detox & Cleanse for five days I really feel great.  It wasn’t anything like I expected.  I did not have any bathroom emergencies or cramps.  I just feel better and my digestion process seems to be running smoother.  I am really looking forward to starting the 5-HTP plus next week!

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Fundraiser for Neo’s Surgery


Hello All,

We are raising funds for Neo, who needs an expensive leg surgery

Here is the link to Neo’s FundMe page so that you can read about his story and our experience with the Montana Humane Society:

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250 Followers Giveaway: Win a Mac Lipstick of Your Choice!

A Great Giveaway by a Fellow Blogger 🙂

Beauty by Gigi

Hi guys! I’m so excited to announce that I have reached 250 followers! 😀 Eeeek! Thank you so much to anyone who reads my blog – I absolutely love the blogging community, everyone is so supportive of each other and it makes me so happy!

I have decided to hold an international giveaway to celebrate this, so you can win one Mac lipstick of your choice by entering! I have seen this type of giveaway before and think it’s a great idea, as you can choose any shade you like and tailor the giveaway to suit you! This giveaway will be open for a month, so until July 20th 2015 at midday.


Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow Beautybygigi, like and reblog this post

2. For an extra entry (this one’s optional), follow me on Instagram @gigihanick

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Nutrisystem Review

Nutrisystem 5-day Pack - Available at Walmart

Nutrisystem 5-day Pack – Available at Walmart

I recently noticed this Nutrisytem five day weight loss kit at Walmart in Missoula, Montana.  The kit cost 44.95 and you can see it online here: I have always been interested in the Nutrisystem Program so I decided to give this a try.  I was excited to get the box home and open it up.

An inside view of the box

An inside view of the box

In addition to the meals, the box contained information about Nutrisystems online meal/exercise tracker and a handy book to mark off each day’s meals and snacks. The box also contained five each breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack.









If you are thinking to yourself, “hmmm…those look really small,” then you are right.  The meals do seem small.  However, in addition to these, you are supposed to add a mid-morning and afternoon snack that you pick from the fresh foods list.  This allows you to include fresh fruits, vegetables, or nuts into your daily diet.  An example of a mid-morning snack would be a banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter.  One of my favorite snack choices was a quarter cup of dried cranberries and a string cheese.

The little book is extremely handy.  Because you are trying to eat six times in a day, it is tough to keep up with the times and what you should be eating.  The book has handy checkboxes for each mealtime.  I was surprised how full I felt during the day.  However, let’s get on to what you are really wanting to know; “How did the food taste?”

I am not a fan of chocolate.  However, the chocolate cookies and muffin would have been a treat for anyone who does enjoy a little chocolate.  My favorite was the cinnamon streusel muffin, which was actually delicious.  The White Bean Chicken Chili was very spicy (I actually ended up passing that on to my hubby because it was too hot for me).  The noodle soup was great and so was the granola cereal.  There were only a couple of the meals that I thought fell short of the mark.  The mashed potato lunch and the Turkey, Sausage, and Bacon Rigatoni were not to my liking.  The potatoes were dry and had a very artificial taste and the Rigatoni noodles were quite mushy.   However, several of the monthly Nutrisystem deals allow you to pick your own foods.  I would be able to avoid these in a monthly diet and pick the foods that I loved instead.

My favorite Breakfast

My favorite Breakfast


PIzza dinner

After my five days was over, I pulled out the scale to see the results.  I was not expecting much of a difference because I did not do any exercises or change anything else during the five days.  However, I was amazed to see that I actually lost 3 pounds by just following the diet for 5 days.  Had I added some daily exercise to the program I believe I could have easily doubled the weight loss!

You can visit the Nutrisystem website to see the current specials here: This is the fast five special, which gives you free shakes and gaurentees a loss of five pounds in the first week.  If you are interested in the program it pays to stalk the website as the specials change often.  If you are diligent, you may be able to find the (choose your own meals) monthly rate for as little as 249.00, which is about the lowest I have seen it so far.  The basic plan runs a little less.  I also want to mention that the website has a handy live chat feature if you have any questions.

If you have tried Nutrisystem or are thinking about trying Nutrisystem, I would love to hear from you in the comments.  Let me know if you have any other questions about the Nutrisystem program.  If I have the opportunity to try the monthly program, I will post a weekly blog entry concerning my progress.

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