Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway!

Holiday of Surprises Weeks 4, 5 and 6 Giveaways
 Holiday Contest and Sweeps
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Holiday Of Surprises Giveaway Event Week 
4, 5, and 6
1 Grand Prize Winner for each Week
Giveaway Event:
 Prizes: (Click on the link to see the Prize Package)
Click Here To See Holiday of Surprises Week 4

$50 Giveaway YOUR WAY!

$50 Giveaway!

 This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by Peanut Butter and Whine. So, by coming back often and staying around for awhile, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements are always appreciated.




$50 Paypal or Target or Walmart or Starbucks or Amazon Gift Card giveaway!! Your choice!!
Thank you all so much for your support!! I really am blessed to have each and everyone of you!!
The entries are the same every month, so if you a regular follower you’ll just breeze through the list.
If you are new here…welcome!! I hope you’ll be back. OFTEN!! There will be a $35 (Or will it be MORE?!?!? You will have to come check and see!! Aren’t I sneaky??) giveaway every month!! AND a Diamond Candle Giveaway too!
Now, off ya go. Good Luck!!

Amazing Coconut Candle GIVEAWAY!

Coconut Candles In A REAL Coconut Shell Giveaway

Superb Coconut Candles to enjoy right from an authentic coconut shell! This gives you the feel of being right at home in a tropical environment with these gorgeous candles~ What better way to feel while you are indoors during the cold winter months! Pick up your spirit this season with a coconut shell candle!


Wiki Wiki candles are made and shipped directly from Hawaii. The moment you open the package you can smell the coconut. If you don’t want to burn your candle you can use it as an air freshener. It will last up to THREE YEARS!!! The candle will burn for 12 hours and it’s reusable!
These are such unique candles! The Wiki Wiki coconut is dried, split apart and each side is filled with the same highly scented 100% soy wax. Light one of these and the house will smell so wonderful.
Wiki Wiki candles are hand poured and scented with essential oils. The candles are non-toxic and burn clean with no black soot.
What a great gift idea for the candle-lovers in your life!! I’ll bet that really hard to buy for person; doesn’t have one of these!! So very unique!


Not a single one!! A REAL coconut! Split in half with hand poured 100% soy wax, natural and essential oils. Made in Hawaii!! What’s not to LOVE?!?!



One very lucky Peanut Butter and Whine follower will win their own Wiki Wiki coconut!! Good Luck!

Diamond Candle or $25 PayPal!

Your choice a Diamond Candle or $25 PayPal!

The PayPal part of this Diamond Candle Giveaway is open World Wide. The candle will have to be a USA winner.
As a reminder I am paying for this giveaway out of my pocket sooooo…… all of the entries are about me. Me, me, oh and did I mention……… ME! If you have been following Peanut Butter and Whine for awhile you can breeze through these entries they are the same month after month!! Or do a couple every visit! You know… when you come back to tweet and vote for me!! Maybe click a link or two….. I am all about the subtle hints!!
The giveaway is my way of thanking each and every one of you for coming back! Clicking links, checking out my sponsors is a way to thank ME for the giveaways. The more pages you click the better my numbers, the more giveaways I can afford to hold on my own. It’s a WIN WIN!!


If you aren’t familiar with Diamond Candles…… not only do they smell divine… each candle holds a ring worth $10 to $5000!! Please share a picture of your ring, if you choose the candle! 

Good LUCK!!
Novembers Single Blog Diamond Candle Giveaway
Ends: 12/6/2014 8:00 AM EST

Ogitchida Kwe's Children's Book Review Billy And Monster's Golden Christmas

Billy And Monster's Golden Christmas

Written By: David Chuka

     In the book Billy and Monster's Golden Christmas, the golden rule of being polite and thankful are brought to the surface. Billy the main character is one of those ungrateful kids that wants everything under the sun to fall before his eyes. He quietly learns that life is not all about getting, but life is also about being appreciative of what you have today. Billy unusually finds this out and his life lesson is found to be something that truly makes a difference in his heart. Our children listened to this story with content and appreciate the author's way of addressing this wonderful life lesson and bringing it to life! Chuka gives the kids something to be thankful for! We recommend this story to all families!

*Disclosure Statement: Ogitchida Kwe was given this book in exchange for an honest review. We always enjoy giving our heart and soul to our reading audience and our book reviews are just part of what we do

KCup Coffee Extravaganza SUPER Giveaway! 2 WINNERS

KCup Coffee Extravaganza Giveaway (2 Winners)

Sponsored by: Two Rivers Coffee
Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy
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Plus A Big Thank You To All Other Blogs Participating!

1 Winner Will Receive A Brooklyn Beans Variety Pack with 40 Asstd. KCups

Decisions, decisions. This morning are you in the mood for some pizzazz or chill? Do you crave some bold slap-you-in-the-face flavor, or mild taste?
Brooklyn Bean Roastery says who cares… have them all!
Our 40-count Brooklyn Bean Roastery sampler pack includes four samples of the following light, medium, and dark-roast blends: Breakfast Blend, Boardwalk Blend, Brooklyn Bridge, Colombian, Cyclone, Donut Shop, Fugheddaboutit and French Roast.
This product is NOT COMPATIBLE with Keurig 2.0 brewers.


TwoRivers11 Winner Will Receive the Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler Pack with 40 Asstd. KCups

Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee. This sampler pack has it all from bold to decaf and flavored to complex roasts. If you enjoy a variety of coffees then this is a great match for you.
This variety pack is NOT COMPATIBLE with Keurig 2.0 machines.
This is a big variety! Teas, Hot Cocoas, Cider, Coffee... this box has it all!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates: 11/29 12AM EST through 12/24 12AM EST
Giveaway Valid for US Residents ONLY and must be 18+ to enter
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the Continental United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 12/24/2014.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway EVENT!

 Santa's Elves Have Been Busy Blogging Up Some Wonderful Prizes JUST FOR YOU! This is an excellent opportunity to win some exceptional prizes this holiday season! Everyone loves a good gift and would appreciate the following:

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! This event is hosted by Dixieland Reviews and Co-Hosted by Mom 'N Daughter Savings, Ottawa Mommy Club, Finger Click Saver, Susie Q-Pons and Giveaways & Michigan Saving and More and is sponsored by the various companies. There will be a total of 19 Winners! To see a list of winners at the end of this contest, just click here. This event is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond. If no response is received, winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen. We are not responsible for late or misdirected email or email ending up in your spam folder. Please add to your safe list so the email will reach you if you win. This event will begin at 11:59 pm eastern standard time on November 28th, 2014 and end at 11:59 pm eastern standard time on December 8th, 2014. All entries from all tools will be combined and then ran through to ensure a fair draw. Chances of winning varies depending on number of entries received. Approximate retail value of all prizes is $4440. Participating Bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prizes. Prizes:
(1) Mantry Gift Package -arv $75- from Mantry.- 1 Winner- And don't miss their incredible Black Friday Deal!! But the deal is only good on November 28th!
(1) HP Stream 7 Tablet arv: $99.99 Blogger Sponsored Prize -1 Winner!
(1) Click 'n Dig F6 Smart RF Item Finder-arv: $67.95 from Click 'n Dig- 1 Winner!
(1) Coach Embossed Horse & Carriage Handbag -arv-$475- from Just Ideas with Venus Kem -1 Winner
(1) Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker K550 Bundle arv $249.99- from Keurig - 1 Winner - Save 20% + Free Shipping on Black Friday Only! Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY
(1) Black & Decker 4 Speed Digital Blender arv: $49.99- from Black & Decker  1- Winner
(1) Black & Decker Extra wide Convection Toaster Oven arv $59.99 from Black & Decker  1 Winner
(1) $350 Visa Gift Card arv $350 from Our World Travel - 1 Winner
(1) XBox One arv $349 from Our World Travel -1 Winner
(1) Absolutely GORGEOUS Butterfly necklace- arv $15 from Joyful Gifts by Julie - 1 Winner
(1) Samsung Galaxy S 5 arv: $649 - from Samsung - 1 Winner
(1) $500 Visa Gift Card arv $500 - from Our World Travel -1 Winner
(5) $100 Visa Gift Cards -arv $100 each-from Just Ideas with Venus Kem 5 Winners
Grand Prize!!! (1)- ONE lucky winner will win a $1000 shopping spree with a $1000 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Our World Travel, where you can earn cash back every time you book travel!- 1 Winner Entry is simple, just follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool below.  Entries from this Giveaway Tool and the Follow Pages will be combined and ran through to ensure a fair draw. All winning entries will be verified. When you Visit a Facebook Page, please take a moment to "Like" the page.   Good Luck!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Casual Cuffs! Unique and Cool Gift

I won a gorgeous cuff from Casual Cuffs and I was able to pick out the design that I wanted too. It is comfortable, the shipping was super fast and the style is awesome! There are a large selection of designs and the best part is, these gorgeous cuffs are made from recycled materials! What can be better than that? :D

If you are interested in ordering one too you can at and let them know that I sent ya! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Children's Book Review The Magic Dreidels A Hanukkah Story

The Magic Dreidels
By Eric Kimmel


The Magic Dreidels is based upon a clear lesson from Torah:

"Do not covet anything that is your neighbor's” (Exodus 20:14)

     This story was one that helps young children to grasp the idea of jealousy and what can happen when one is so terribly filled with jealousy over materialistic items. I feel that it helps children realize the truth behind jealousy and if they are faced with something like this in their lives, they will be able to remember this story and reflect upon their own lives. The author helps the reader to see just how detrimental that jealousy is and it sends a clear warning to the hearts of children not to engage in this way, ever. This story brushes upon the reality of isolation as well as inclusion. The reader realizes that with a good heart good things come to those who are steadfast in taking the right steps in life and respecting others. 
   The illustrator Katya Krenina really did a wonderful job. She used nice colors for the winter season and they helped to really keep the story believable for the reader. Also she totally keeps in tune with the author's story by drawing the characters with lot's of emotion. 
   Our homeschool really enjoyed this book and we recommend it with a big thumbs up!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Children's Book Review

Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble

Author: Claudine Gueh Yanting

This story gave meaning to what family really is. I read this book aloud to my homeschool children, usually I use a device to read from but my wi-fi went out and I had to read from the computer. Nonetheless it kept the boys and I entertained for the last few days. The author has a figurative imagination that bursts with life and love in this book. The images of how the characters grow into different beings are vivid and the feelings of love and trust are felt through her usage of words. I could also feel the intensity of the pain and rejection felt by the protagonist during the period when she felt isolated due to her status in the home of her upper class friend. My children never had to question what the character was feeling because this character was totally brought to life right from the pages of this book! The author knows how to grasp the attention of children as well as adults and keep her audience wanting to read continuously. I appreciate this style of writing and wish that more could grasp and compete for the eyes and hearts of children such as this author. Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble will always be a favorite in our house! 

 *Disclosure Statement: Ogitchida Kwe was given this book in exchange for an honest review. We always enjoy giving our heart and soul to our reading audience and our book reviews are just part of what we do!  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Children's Book Review Anna and Her Rainbow Colored Yoga Mats

One thing that I have to say about this book is that I totally loved it and so did my kids. I read this book aloud in my homeschool this afternoon shortly after it arrived. The author gives her readers a chance to understand what a child may go through while encountering bullying or just being different in relation to their peer group. She gives the reader a chance to see a super strength that flows through the protagonist via the actions of yoga. This book helps children to understand the value of being different and allowing others in their environment to be different as they are, without a direct negative outlook on the child. This book will help any teacher or parent that wants to explain bullying to their children and how to react when confronted with it. This is an excellent read for all elementary school age children.

Lost Little Penguin Children's Book Review

The Lost Little Penguin by Tracey Corderoy and Gavin Scott was an astounding tale of adventure and love that each and every reader will enjoy! Parents will enjoy this story just as much as children will. It starts off with a foreshadowing of danger leading the reader to understand that there is definitely a reason to be worried for the protagonist, Plip the penguin. This foreshadowing allows the reader to imagine a big bad wolf like character and all the danger that goes along with it. The author helps young readers and parents alike to understand that we should not judge a book by it's cover, figuratively. This was done in a way that captures the imagination of children and keeps them turning the pages of this revealing tale. The emotion of love is felt throughout the story as well as the sense of urgency and excitement. This story keeps the reader turning pages and the interest is always held.  In my personal opinion I believe that keeping the interest of the child is the main point for a children's book. It is not only beneficial to the authors to keep the reader in tune but also it benefits the new emerging readers. This benefit builds upon the literacy of a child and leads them to a lifelong love of reading and this is why it is so important to keep their interest. By keeping the attention of the child reading, Corderoy and Scott are doing much more than telling a story but building upon literacy in the life of a child! Our homeschool recommends this book with flying colors! 

The Snow Cat Children's Book Review

Book Review: The Snow Cat

Nish Homeschool  Book Review: The Snow Cat 
By Lester Ferguson

This book is one in the series of Earth Watchers written by Lester Ferguson. Ferguson surely writes for a crowd of youngsters to cheer them on to become wild life lovers and activists. The book The Snow Cat, gives the readers time to immerse themselves in a beautiful wild life expedition within the Himalayan Mountains. The reader is introduced to the snow leopards and given a short time to grow close to them before the true expedition of this story is revealed. Parents and children alike will find this story fascinating and an honest truth to the struggle of wild life activists across the world. The excitement level is fast paced and the reader is always ready to move on to the next page to find out what will happen next. Not only will the reader experience excitement when reading this book, they will also come to understand the natural way of life in the far eastern mountains. Ferguson shares important data that reflects the region and guides the reader to the history and culture of illegal animal poaching.  As an added bonus it also includes a small colorful map in the back of the book and fun facts on tigers. The included map helps the young reader to easily navigate where the setting will take place in this story.  I truly loved this book. As a political/animal activist I honestly feel that this book was well written for a child to grasp an understanding of the dangers in standing up for what they believe in and morally right. Ferguson definitely knows how to write an interesting book complete with educational materials as well. We give this book a thumbs up and recommend it to our homeschooling families and others!

“I received a complimentary copy of The Snow Cat By Lester Ferguson from the publisher/author in exchange for my honest review”

Children's Book Review


Hello Bali

Hello Bali is another super yoga book by author Giselle Shardlow that gives parents and children an easy yet engaging introduction to yoga. My six year old son and I read this book together and he was able to do the moves and feel confident in front of others while practicing. Easy learning and fun is what this book is all about. Shardlow entertains her readers by giving them an awesome introduction to yoga by including colorful and exquisite details on many of the introductory moves to yoga. Young children can follow along at home at their own speed with their yoga mats and get right into the moves. This book is well written and comes with everything that a parent needs to start off a yoga adventure with their young child. Not only does Shardlow find creative ways to bring about the founding culture that yoga started in but she also includes a small dictionary with pictures to describe Indonesian words for children to learn. This gives the children not only an introduction to yoga but a real piece of Indonesian culture to learn and explore. With the simplicity of the moves and detailed artwork children and parents can complete them with ease and feel confident to go onto the next level of poses. This book is highly recommended for beginners and first time parents and children alike that are interested in the practice of yoga. 

Children's Book Review The Trees Have Hearts

Children's Book Review

The Trees Have Hearts

Author: Mrs. D.

     Children in any social setting can be down right mean and hurtful when it comes to language barriers, or any other issues that cause another child to stick out. Too many children today are outcasts from the popular crowd and strive earnestly to fit in. Feeling left out as this story relates is just not fun. Mrs. D. helps her young readers see just how important being inclusive is with other children. Yet she also helps to define happiness without the crowd. Addressing the social aspects of bullying and exclusiveness in children's social settings is an excellent way to write a book.

      We read this book aloud in our homeschool and my family enjoyed it very much. My youngster understood the pain that the main character felt in this book and he was filled with empathy for her. Not only that, but he was amazed with the trees and the wind and how their emotions ran wild at times. This is an excellent story to help children understand the ill effects of bullying. The author empowers her readers to build self esteem in order to persevere on their own, especially if they are defined as different from the core group. We recommend this book to all!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Reviews and Giveaways

This blog is a division of Nish Homeschool Blog. We will be featuring all of our book reviews here. Since we have so much going on our homeschool blog we would like some of our students to post reviews here. That way you can always read our reviews from our homeschool and others. So stay tuned for upcoming book reviews and book giveaways!