Brands with a Cause, Healthy Living

Wander Puzzle is making connections with women through their designs

Comment: I was sent a Wander puzzle. Thank you to Wander Puzzle for collaborating with Parenting Healthy

Wander Puzzle is making connections with women through their designs

In today’s world we lack real connections. We yearn for chances to connect, communicate and uplift our moods. There is nothing more uplifting and fulfilling like completing a puzzle and when the design of that puzzle supports women and International female artists that adds an extra special element to a favorite past time.

Wander Puzzle Co. is a new puzzle company dedicated to inspiring women and supporting female artists through multicultural puzzles that promote a sense of space, comfort, and confidence.

Roadtrip puzzle

My Wander puzzle is called Roadtrip. With the virus travel plans were cancelled for spring and summer but we did take our son on an RV coastal road trip and every detail in this artwork is so fun and inspiring. Don’t you just want to grab some good music and a girlfriend and hit the road as you stare at this design? I like to start my puzzles looking for the 4 corners first!

500mpiece puzzle

They are beautifully designed by female artists. During the time of COVID-19, Wander Puzzle Co. chose to give back to support women’s issues as household quarantine sets the stage for many women to be stuck with their abusers under extreme measures of uncertainty and stress. These factors exacerbate gender-based violence. Additionally, they gave back to Feeding America as well as African Social Enterprises. A cause dear to me.

making connections

There are 4 designs and each are 500 pieces. Three for Tea, The Movement, Just Chillin’, and Road Trip are available at wanderpuzzleco.com/shop. They will soon be adding 2 new designs including a 1,000-piece puzzle for the best challenge. Head over and see these amazing designs! Send one off with your student as they leave for school, what a fun project as they connect with their new roomate!

Brands with a Cause, Giveaways

Do you shop GOODWILL for a good cause? 2020 Bring Good Home Award Wa. Giveaway

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Do you shop GOODWILL for a good cause? We want to hear about it!

Pam Nelson, a Librarian at Pacific Christian Academy in Federal Way, Wa does! Here is her story:

Pam turned an old closet and just 1,900 books into a full library with over 8,000 books. When the school had to let go their Librarian years back due to budget cuts, the kids lost their reading space. Pam took to scouring Goodwill on weekends to find new books that would revive the space and give the kids a library space again.

Goodwill’s Olympics & Rainier Region annual “Bring Good Home” donation of $500 for her good will will allow Nelson to purchase up to 1,000 more books for her library.

Pam Nelson Goodwill award

I have partnered with Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region
to offer ONE OF YOU a $50 Goodwill Gift Card if you have a do-good story of why you head to Goodwill. Maybe someone you know shops Goodwill for good deeds? You can nominate them here.

Website:  www.goodwillwa.org

Goodwill giveaway

WANT TO WIN?

Not only does the winning story receive the $50 Goodwill Gift Card so you can further your good deeds, but you also are recognized by Goodwill and are a semi-finalist for the yearly Bring Good Home 2020 award! So share your story by entering via the giveaway widget below. Open to ages 18+ and Western Wa. State residents!

In exchange for the $50  gift card, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region Thrift Store Gift Card prize, winner agrees to let Goodwill share their story to encourage others and agrees to be a semi-finalist in the major annual award to be awarded (as we did with librarian Pam Nelson) at the end of 2020.  Award will fit the winner’s story such as what we did with giving the librarian an additional $1,000 books.”

Brands with a Cause, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

I have partnered with I See Me and was sent sample for feature

Our Family's Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

New from I See Me is Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game. Like their personalized books and gifts the images you upload are perfectly placed and look fantastic. I decided to make one for my Brother’s family featuring my nephews, Dad and Mom. How adorable is this?

board game

Each player piece features their name and photo I chose to upload. You can see that one’s that are straight on shots look best but even the one’s I wanted to use like Elliot’s side view is just as fun.

personalized gifts

On the board features the boys names cleverly placed as well as Mom and Dad. The bright colors and easy flow makes it fun even for the 3 year old all the way to 11 year old big brother.

family game gift

Head to the I See Me promotions page and sign up to receive promotions and discounts. Currently you get 25% off site-wide with the code JOLLY until December 5thLetters of LoveI See Me has also partnered with Children’s Cancer Research Fund and every purchase benefits them. Visit as well and send a letter to a child patient spending the Holidays battling cancer.

Brands with a Cause, Food, Recipes

Meatless Monday Recipe – Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad

I have partnered with Goya Foods for feature

 #MeatlessMonday

What is your Meatless Monday go to dish? Goya challenged me with a creative Meatless Monday recipe and I had to use Goya Coconut Milk and/or Cream of Coconut. This recipe is a hybrid. I make a peanut sauce we all love and then took the contents of a standard broccoli salad and instead of the vinegar and mayo, I used my peanut dressing. Hence, the Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad. It was a hit!

My peanut sauce has a bit of a twist from a standard peanut sauce recipe. I use coconut milk and instead of red pepper flakes I use chili powder. It has a kick! The key thing to note is my peanut sauce recipe makes more than you need for the broccoli salad, so keep the rest in a jar to use for another meal that week!

If you like this recipe, try my other recent Goya recipe HERE!

Goya has partnered with the Meatless Monday campaign to promote Goya;s “Can Do” initiative. For every can of Goya Coconut Milk purchased in November and December, Goya will donate products to Feeding America. The food will then be distributed to families in need at local food banks across the country. The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social and environmental causes.  By the end of the year, Goya will donate at least 600,000 pounds of food.