Wednesday, May 18, 2011

groOrganic Garden Planner Review

I love being able to use fresh produce in my cooking, but hate paying a fortune at the store. And I should also disclose, I am a terrible gardener. I was not blessed with a green thumb. So I was very excited to get the opportunity to try the groOrganic Garden Planner.


In my opinion, this is truly useful and remarkable product. The interface is incredibly user friendly. You login and are then guided through the process of building your ideal garden. You can enter in how many square feet you have to work with, what you would like to grow, etc. You can then map out your ideal garden, moving things around until you like the layout. The program also adapts to weather conditions and your particular method of planting. It then prints out an easy guide for you to use to create your garden space. It will also send you email reminds twice a month about what needs planting.

If you are serious about growing your own food and don't know where to start, I would definitely recommend checking this out!

Find out more info about this product on the groOrganic website here.

AND for a few words from groOrganic: 

groOrganic is offering access to their Garden Planner FREE for 30 days!  No obligation, no payment information necessary, NO STRINGS ATTACHED! Get ready for Spring now by designing your garden on your own groOrganic Garden Planner.  Just email your request for a FREE 30 day trial with your complete name and address to

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Book Review: Scars of a Chef

So, I must admit reality tv, especially cooking shows, has become quite the guilty pleasure for me. From time to time, when I'm watching the shows my mind begins to wander to what that life is like and how those people got there. 

The book Scars of a Chef:  The Searing Story of a Top Chef Marked Forever by the Grit and Grace of Life in the Kitchen by Rick Tramonto details one such story. This book, written in a memoir style, details Rick Tramonto's path to his fame and acclaim as a chef. It elaborates on the hurdles and bumps in the road on the way to achieving success and working your way to the top (losing a restaurant to a fire for example). The book is impeccably written and captivating. It brings alive the story alive for the reader and allows one to experience the path Rick took. It also shows a Christian radio broadcast was the necessary turning point in Rick's life and re-started his path in the right direction.

This book provides an insight into the reality of Rick's life and will leave you walking away impressed even more by his success knowing what it took to achieve it. It really is an inspirational piece that allows you to reevaluate your own struggles with a renewed perspective. I would definitely recommend picking this one up.

You can find more information on this book and purchase it on Amazon here.

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale for the purposes of writing this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Some FREE Magazine Subscriptions

These are free magazine subscriptions you can get by filling out surveys or just signing up. I have been getting magazines from these places for years. They have never asked for my credit card info and have never received a bill.

3 Year Subscription to Working Mother Magazine
1 Year Subscription to Spin Magazine
2 Year Subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek
26 Issues of Barron's
1 Year Subscription to Newsweek
1 Year Subscription to Playboy


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$1.50 off Wholly Guacamole!

There's a new Wholly Guacamole coupon good for $1.50 off! Get it by liking their Facebook page and clicking the coupon link on the left hand side. The smallest size of Wholly Guacamole is a little over $3 near here and if you wait for Harris Teeter Super Doubles, you can snag this VERY cheap!


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