I recently had the privilege to try a month’s supply of Biotin Bursts by Neocell. Biotin is vitamin D7 and is important for healthy clear skin, shiny nails, and thick hair. It’s water soluble, so you need to keep adding it to your body (it isn’t stored). Each Biotin Burst chew has 10,000 mcg and is very yummy! It’s low calorie, but does have 3 grams of sugar. I know that contributes to them tasting so good, though.
I have a multi-vitamin that I try to take daily. It contains only 100 mcg of biotin in it, compared to the 10,000 mcg in Biotin Bursts. And those vitamins are horse pills that I have to force myself to take! Biotin Bursts were like getting a sweet treat everyday. You can see the size of it in the following picture
They are individually wrapped in a little foil wrapper and stored in a box.
They recommend keeping them in the refrigerator, which I did. It probably kept them fresher.
But the best part is that I did see an increase in the thickness of my hair (and it seemed to grow faster, too, but I can’t prove it), and my nails were much shinier. I think I’ll get some for one of my daughters who struggles with getting her hair to grow. Perhaps she has a biotin deficiency. We’ll see if it helps!
You can get Biotin Bursts or read more about them here at the Neocell website. Or purchase Biotin Bursts at Amazon.
Receive a one-month supply of Biotin Bursts if you win the giveaway. Enter on the Rafflecopter below. The winner will be chosen on April 6, 2015 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
(Disclosure: I received a month’s supply of Biotin Bursts in exchange for this honest review. This post contains affiliate links.)
I can’t express to you how wonderful it has been to switch our history/literature curriculum to Tapestry of Grace this year, and to be a part of our Tapestry of Grace Fellowship Group! We have just completed our 2nd unit celebration of the year. We did one last fall which was focused on The Roaring Twenties. This time we expanded even more with the time period being the 1930s – 1960s in 6 different countries that we have recently studied: Israel, India, China, Cuba, Germany, and the southern U.S.
**Be sure to read to the bottom of the post to enter to win a full year of Tapestry of Grace Curriculum!
Everyone was encouraged to dress from one of the countries and/or the time period. My family was dressed from the 1950s. I made poodle skirts for myself and 3 of my girls. My oldest daughter wanted a car-hop costume, so I made one for her. It was easy for the boys–jeans and a t-shirt, and we got (borrowed) a couple of black leather jackets. So fun!
The food was almost all catered and was so yummy! Here is what we had:
Red Roasted Pepper Hummus
GF Popcorn Chips
Dal Shorba (Soup)
Chicken Tikka Marsala
GF Chana Masala
Chicken Fried Rice
Congri ( Black beans and rice)
Crispy Fried Chicken (Spicy & Reg)
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Hoppin John (Black-eyed peas and rice)
German Chocolate Cupcakes
Mock Black Forest Cake (Chocolate cake with cherry filling, whipped creme frosting, topped with chocolate shavings)
The decorations were amazing! The big room we were in was divided into 6 areas, with each representing a different country. Don’t you love this?
Cuba: (The cigars are Twix!)
After dinner each student group did a presentation:
Acting out the “Pledge of Allegiance:”
Reciting “I Have a Dream” speech and sharing their own dreams:
Sharing some Chinese words and inventions:
Singing “This Land is Your Land:”
The high schoolers acted out a scene they wrote based on “To Kill a Mockingbird.” We had folk singing, Cuban cha-cha dancing, Cuban drum music, a presentation about missionary work in India, recitation of the Hebrew alphabet, and a presentation about Deitrich Bonhoeffer.
During dinner, a slideshow was playing on the big screen and CDs of each country’s music was playing over the sound system.
My kids loved sitting on the floor to eat!
If this Tapestry of Grace post interests you for your homeschool, you can enter to win a full year of curriculum (about $150 worth)! And, if you win, I’ll win too!
So, please put my name Gena Mayo as your Sponsor in the comment field for the giveaway entry!
You can enter if you are not yet in Tapestry’s database as a customer (meaning, you have never made a Lampstand Press purchase).
To enter add this FREE ticket to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout, where you will need to create an account at their store.
At checkout, ENTRANTS should look for the “comments” section. There, type in your SPONSOR’s name: Gena Mayo. (You won’t be making a purchase, just signing up to win the curriculum!)
The drawing will take place on April 1, and there will be Three Winners!
**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.
Spring Sweepstakes with Little Passports
Little Passports has partnered with Melissa and Doug for a Spectacular Spring Sweepstakes! Enter The Little Passports and Melissa and Doug Spring Sweepstakes today! One lucky winner will receive the following Grand Prize Package worth $400 USD.
- A 12-Month Little Passports subscription
- World Coin Collection from Little Passports
- Melissa & Doug prize pack: Sunny Patch Tent, two Personalized Sleeping Bags, four On The Go Activity Pads, a Pinball Arcade Battery-Free Game, and two Beeposh Plush Razzle Raccoon toys!
The contest ends on March 31st, so be sure to enter today!
Must be 18 years of age; Valid to residents of US to Canada (excluding Quebec and Puerto Rico/US Territories). See complete rules on entry form.
(This post contains affiliate links.)
What a fun giveaway today!
Have you enjoyed The Hobbit movies? Today’s giveaway is of
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Digital HD release.
The final installment of The Hobbit is here! Warner Bros. is proud to bring you the Digital release of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies! Mouse over the Interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the quiz to find out what is your Middle-Earth weapon of choice!
• Are you Battle Ready? Take the quiz to uncover your Middle-Earth Weapon of choice!
• Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth.
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!
About The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Digital:
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.
The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download Coupon for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada. The winner will be chosen on March 31 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
(Disclosure: I am working with Warner Home Video.)