There is something about the sweet smell of coconut that reminds me of summer. From pina coladas, to coconut scented suntan lotion, the smell of coconut just puts me in a relaxed state of mind. Since my Blogmania theme is “Summer Lovin’”, I knew I had to include Tropical Traditions in my list of great sponsors!

Tropical Traditions is well known for their high quality, organic coconut products and other organic food and household items. I was so excited to have the opportunity to try the shredded coconut from Tropical Traditions, since I have been VERY pleased with their coconut oil and all natural oxygen bleach in the past.

Check out this one gallon resealable 3.5 lb. container of organic dried and shredded coconut that someone will win during Blogmania:

Tropical Traditions was also kind enough to send me a pail of my own. When I opened the lid, I was greeted by that sweet, summery aroma that I love so much; unfortunately once I turned and looked out the window I was reminded that we still have a ways to go until I can break out the flip-flops. The coconut is clearly very high quality and I cannot wait to begin using it myself very soon. I am now set on coconut for a while; I love how easy it is to store this container as well as use only what I need and seal it back up, nice and tight! In the past I have gone through quite a bit of coconut to make homemade protein bars, but there are tons of recipe ideas on the Tropical Traditions site to give you some ideas on how you might use it. I think I am going to use it to make a fruit smoothie next. Perhaps I will combine the coconut with pineapple, strawberries, banana, nonfat yogurt, truvia, and some whey protein powder! I bet that will be delicious!

In addition to checking out their website, which is full of fabulous recipes and other helpful information, you can keep up with Tropical Traditions here :

  • Newsletter
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During Blogmania (April 9-11th), one winner will have a chance to win a pail of shredded coconut from Tropical Traditions. If you would like early/extra entries to this event, be sure to fill out THIS FORM!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product in exchange for my review. Thew opinions expressed above are my own.


As most of you already know, I LOVE CSN Stores. The product variety, prices, customer service, and shipping is always impeccable! When I am shopping around for anything for my home; from dog crates, to kitchen utensils, to pendant lighting, I know CSN Stores will have whatever I am looking for, at the right price!

During Blogmania, April 9-11, CSN Stores has generously offered to give the winner an $80 gift code, good on anything in their 200+ stores! Since my theme is “Summer Lovin’”, I thought it would be fun to show you some of the “Summer-y” things that you could spend your certificate on if you win:

Shine Company Inc. – Westport Adirondack Chair – $74.99

(Free Shipping)


California Umbrella – 9′ Wood Pulley Market Umbrella – $79.17

(Free Shipping)


Heritage Pools – 33080 – Boat House Floating Pool Habitat – $79.99

(Free Shipping)


Goodhope Bags – 7460 – Picnic On The Go Cooler – $72.99

(Free Shipping)

Landmann – Halo Fire Pit Bowl with Ring and Poker – $79.99

(Free Shipping)

This should start to get your wheels turning about all the wonderful items that CSN has to offer. I hope you will join me during Blogmania, along with over 60 other participating blogs! You may gain extra entries to this event now by filling out the form in my left-hand sidebar.

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