Favorite Things Giveaway

11.28.2018

This giveaway is a huge THANK YOU to everyone who watches our videos and our way of showing how grateful we are!

THANK YOU 🤗

When Dawn from The Minimal Mom asked me what my favorite things were, I was really stumped. But then I started thinking about the things I used around the house that my family and I have really benefited from and the list was born!

#1 / BREVILLE JUICER ►

I started with the Omega Juicer and although it’s a great juicer, the plastic handles kept falling off and replacing them was costing me quite a penny. Every time the handles fell off, we would use the Hamilton Beach Juicer as our back up, waiting for the handles to arrive. I finally decided to purchase the Breville Juicer after I noticed that instead of handles, the Breville had one metal bar. We’ve had it for over a year now and the metal bar is still going strong. 💪🏻 If you’re interested in helpful information on the benefits of juicing and how much of each, I highly recommend Dr. Norman Walker’s book, “Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices.”

#2 / 5 LOVE LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN ►

This book has changed my view of relationships in such a great way. I only wish I had found this book before I got married and started a family. The five love languages: 1/ gifts, 2/ words of affirmation, 3/ physical touch, 4/ quality time and 5/ acts of service will benefit not only parent/child relationships, but ANY relationship you have in your life. I uploaded a VIDEO where I share my thoughts about this book and Dawn and her husband uploaded a VIDEO just recently sharing their thoughts about this book as well. If you’re unsure on whether or not to get this book, our videos are a great place to start.

#3 / CAST IRON PAN ►

I used the non-stick surface pans for many years and always wondered how much of the part that was scraped off, was being consumed! So I researched what it’s made of, how much of it is ingested and what are the effects of ingesting. Needless to say, I no longer own any non-stick pans. I now have a few stainless steel pots for soup and my cast iron pans for everything else.  Although heavy, they’re not expensive, easy to clean, become non-stick if seasoned well, increase the iron content in food and will last you a life-time.

#4 / BEGINNER INSTRUMENTS



I always thought we couldn’t afford to play musical instruments because there are so many of us. Thankfully, there are now introductory instruments available online and they still play beautifully! I taught all of my children to play piano after we were gifted an upright by a family member but then I became interested in guitar and a few of my boys became interested in violin. We rented the violin but the interest waned. So then we purchased our first guitar and everyone loved it! We now have five of us who can play mandolin, ukulele, guitar and banjo.

#5 / NINJA BLENDER ►

For those of you who have watched my videos for a while, know that we use our Ninja Blender daily along with our juicer. The Ninja is great for making things like salad dressings, smoothies, nut butters, vegetable soups and so much more. It’s a lot cheaper than a Vitamix and still performs the same tasks. There are also many different variations of the Ninja so you have your pick of a smaller more compact version or a larger capacity Ninja and a whole bunch in between.


To see other things I use in and around my house, visit my resources page.

The giveaway is going on from now until November 30th, so head on over to both of our videos and leave a comment under each to enter you name in the giveaway!

Darci’s VIDEO     Dawn’s VIDEO



3 comments

  1. Sonya Archer says:

    I always enjoy getting new ideas from Darci on raising a large family 😀

  2. Marianne says:

    Darci, Is this Juicer the one that you said can do raw beets smoothly? Thank you.

    • Darci Isabella says:

      Yes! Beets have the same consistency as carrots and other roots crops so it will juice well. My husband drinks about 2 tablespoons of beet juice a day. Happy juicing!

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