Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HomeGoods! My Favorite Place to Shop!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and HomeGoods.

I was so excited with the opportunity to do a little shopping courtesy of HomeGoods and BlogHer! As you probably know, HomeGoods is one of my favorite places to shop! I can always find something there which makes it the best place to shop for the holidays!  I was given $50 to spend and it's amazing how much that can buy there!  I had all intentions of doing some Christmas shopping for family and friends but then my daughter, Lauren and I both found things we really wanted instead! Lauren and I justified this selfish move by saying that most of our family and friends read my blog regularly and they would see their gifts!
 We really need a new throw for the living room.  They had a great selection of these and this one was only $14.99 and it's the perfect shade of blue for my home!  I love the texture and it is so soft!
I have really been wanting a magnifying mirror like this since I used one of my girlfriends a few months ago. I originally wanted the kind that lights up and they had that type and at $50 it was a great deal...I know because I've been shopping around for one of these for awhile.  I decided to get one that didn't light up because it was too good of a deal to pass up at $14.99! Lauren and I both LOVE this for plucking our eyebrows! The only bad thing is that you can see every pore and wrinkle!
Lauren got so excited when she saw this pink and black lap desk!  She's always doing homework on her bed so this will be great for her!  This was also $14.99. I guess that's a popular price at HomeGoods!

So for a grand total (with tax) of $49.13 I walked out with 3 beautiful gifts for my daughter and I! The fun we had walking around the store picking out gifts for ourselves was priceless! We had a blast! Thank you HomeGoods and BlogHer!

You can win $50 HomeGoods gift card to spend any way you like! See below for more information:


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vintage Paris Market and Giveaway!

 Meet my newest advertiser on my blog...Vintage Paris Market on Etsy!  You will find vintage items, paperie, gift tags, wedding and home decor items in this beautiful etsy shop!  

Click here to visit Vintage Paris Market!
There is a 10% off Pre Black Friday sale going on until Thanksgiving day. Use coupon code preblackfriday2010. *** FREE GIFT with every order over 20.00***.


Now on to the giveaway!!!!

If you would like a chance to win these gift tags below, please go take a look at the Vintage Paris Market shop on Etsy and come back here and leave a comment by Wednesday, December 1st!  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shabby Cottage Shops Giveaway!

Meet my newest sponsor, Shabby Cottage Shops!

Shabby Cottage Shops is a great online shopping mall with fabulous boutiques! If you love everything romantic, roses, shabby chic, Victorian, Paris Apartment or French style home decor, accessories and more you will love this site!!!

Shabby Cottage Shops is also offering one of my lucky readers a $50.00 Gift Certificate... while you are
visiting their website, stop by and enter the "PINK PRESENT" HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY letting them know you're one of my readers. Then come back and leave a comment here too about something you adored while browsing their website and blog. Please enter the Pink Present Holiday Giveaway by December 11, the winner will be announced on December 12...both here and on Shabby Cottage Shops blog.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lavender Fields Giveaway and a discount for all of you!

I'm sure most of you are familiar with Lavender Fields but if you've never visited their website you are in for a treat!  Lori, from Lavender Fields is offering you, my readers, a 20% discount from now until December 26, 2010.  Just enter the code VIP when you checkout!

Lavender Fields is also giving one of my lucky readers this 2 x 3 Cameo Roses Rug by Dash and Albert! To be entered to win this rug please go visit their website and come back and leave a comment about anything that caught your eye there!  Please enter by Saturday, December 4th and don't forget to leave your email address if you don't have a blog so I have a way to contact you!  One winner will be chose by a random draw.  Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meet Rose of RoseKraft and a Giveaway!

 Rose, one of my newest sponsors has a beautiful etsy shop (click here) where she specializes in:

Authentic vintage Victorian scrapbook images for gifts or home decor: real 1890's die cuts and cards with Victorian images are newly framed to enjoy and display. Christmas ornaments are also being listed.

Garden bouquets, playful children, loving pets and elegant women are some of the images you'll find here.

Saturated colors and crisp details are the hallmarks of the lithographic printing process that created these tiny masterpieces.

All images are covered with UV-resistant Plexiglas to protect their 100 year old beauty.

Hang them in unexpected places to appreciate their jewel-like qualities.

The Giveaway...
Rose is offering you the chance to win this authentic 1890s die cut scrap framed in gold wood with UV-resistant Plexiglas.

If you would like to be entered in this giveaway please leave a comment below. If you don't have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win!  I will randomly draw a winner on Monday, November 1, 2010 so enter before then!


Rose is also offering 50% off shipping to anyone who shops in her etsy store through Monday November 1, 2010 -  just mention my blog, and she will refund half the shipping cost (which is automatically included in the invoice).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Introducing Belle Inspiration e-magazine!

 I know we all love beautiful magazines so I'm so excited to tell you about a new one! Belle Inspiration is a gorgeous online magazine and the premier issue is out now! It's filled with inspiration galore!!!  I have so much faith that this will be a big hit that I am going to place an ad in it myself!
This is a very small sample of the beautiful photography in this magazine! Each page is breathtaking!
"Belle Inspiration e-Magazine is your  rendez-vous with good taste and style.   Published bi-monthly and delivered to you in a digital flip-page format.   Our premier issue launched on September 15th with 172 pages of inspiration. 

Our international team of contributors are all about a romantic style of living, and enjoying the simple things that can make your day more beautiful.

We endeavor to be your online escape, a small respite during your busy day.  For you, your family, your home, your life!"

 Celebrating La Joie de Vivre!

To learn more about Belle Inspiration and info on how to subscribe, please click here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meet my newest sponsor!

Teacup Design is my newest sponsor! 

Teacup Designs offers many beautiful things such as these beautiful altered glassine bags! Oh, these are so gorgeous!  I've only shown you two here but there are many more beautiful designs available!  These are perfect thing to put a small gift in...soaps, chocolates, etc!  

Also available are these hand stamped candles! 


And then there is hand stamped ribbon!  I love this!

Beautiful and so romantic, sachets!

Please stop by Teacup Design to see all the beautiful products available! There are even Halloween and Christmas items!
Click here to visit the etsy shop!

From the artist: 

PRESS and Featured in
* Somerset Life Magazine Fall/Winter 2009
* Romantic Country Maganie Fall/Winter 2009
* Etobbicoke Post

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A New Show on ABC: No Ordinary Family!

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and ABC's No Ordinary Family.

There is a new show coming out on ABC called "No Ordinary Family". That pretty much describes my family and probably most families doesn't it? Well I thought so until I found out that this family has super powers! They were a family stuck in a rut and went on vacation, got in a plane crash and each ended up with different super powers!

The mom, Stephanie Powers, has super speed as her super power! That is a super power that I would love to have! If you read my blog regularly you probably know that I try to fit 48 hours worth of stuff into 24 hours - almost every day! Wow, if I really could have super speed that would be amazing!
I think super speed is something most of us moms would love to have! I would use it for cleaning the house, doing laundry and all those other chores that take up my valuable time! I would read more books, grow my own vegetables, make amazing meals, learn to make jewelry, learn to draw and paint, knit my own sweaters, go back to school, and everything else I've been wanting to do but use lack of time as my excuse! Think about it, if you had super speed you could have more time to relax and that's really what I need most of all!

Now tell me...if you had a super power what would it be and why?

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Check out the trailer:

Click here to visit the official show page on abc.com for character bios, photos, videos and more

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Spotlight on my advertisers and a GiVEAWAY!!!

I wanted to share two of my new advertisers from the last month.
The first is "Cropped!"  An affordable scrapbooking, paper crafting and video tutorial website...Click here to check it out!


Next is Plain Jane Jewelry and an amazing GIVEAWAY!!!

Plain Jane Jewelry is made from new, old, and in-between jewelry parts to create vintage inspired pieces. 

Beautiful jewelry at amazingly affordable prices!!!

Click here to visit Plain Jane Jewelry!


Jane has offered to giveaway one of her Plain Jane Signature Pearl Bracelets!  

Isn't this bracelet gorgeous! If you would like a chance to win this please leave a comment below (please remember to leave your email address if you do not have a blog so I have a way to contact you!)

Please enter before Saturday, July 31st at midnight Pacific Time!  A winner will be randomly drawn on Sunday, August 1, 2010!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pfaltzgraff Giveaway!

Summer is here and it's time for BBQs and eating outdoors!  Forget the paper plates, no one likes to eat off of those!  Don't stress about breaking your good dishes!  Bring out the Melamine Dinnerware!  What? You don't have any Melamine? We can fix that...

The good folks at Pfaltzgraff who are so nice and have hosted many giveaways on my blog in the past are now offering one lucky winner a $50 giftcard

Even if you aren't the winner, you can still benefit because they are offering all my readers a one-time 15% off coupon, just enter coupon code PFALTZ15.  That code is good through Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To be entered to win the $50 gift card please visit the Pfaltzgraff Melamine Dinnerware site and let me know which pattern you like best!  Please enter by Sunday, July 4th at midnight! The winner will be announced on Monday, July 5th!!!


Don't forget to enter the Garden Safe Product giveaway below.....

The winner is Marlis at Creative Journeys! Thank you all who entered and remember the 15% discount is good through Wednesday, July 7th!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Garden Safe Products

If you like using safe, non-synthetic insect killers in your garden then you are going to love this giveaway!  I was really excited when Garden Safe sent me a huge box full of their products to try out.  They were so generous, they pretty much sent me a lifetime supply for my little garden!  I ended up sharing it with some of my friends.  We were all very happy with the results and knowing that it's good for the planet is always a big plus.  These products can even be used if you have an organic garden! 

Here's what my problem was...white aphids! At least that's what I think they are! I'm happy to say, they seem to be gone now thanks to my Garden Safe products! 

So, I bet you want to know what this giveaway includes.......

The giveaway includes gardening tools and Garden Safe Brand products that any home gardener would love, including the following:

  • Garden tote bag with tools, including a weeding fork, sprayer, hand rake, trowel, transplanter, and clipper
  • Garden Safe Brand products (pictured in 1st photo):
· Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer
· Rose & Flower Insect Killer
· Houseplant & Garden Insect Killer
· Multi-Purpose Garden Insect Killer
· Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer
· Fungicide3
  • $20 gift card to Lowe’s
The perfect giveaway for any gardener out there!

To be entered, just leave a comment and let me know if you have bugs in your garden!  If you don't have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address so I have a way to contact you!  This contest is open to U.S. residents and will close at midnight on July 10th.  The winner will be selected by a random draw.

Email:  cindy95131@yahoo.com

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I'm a single mom with a 28 year old son & 22 year old daughter. I love gardening, decorating, knitting, cooking, and drawing. I dream of having my own little cottage someday but for now I'm just happy turning my rental apartment into a warm and inviting space on a single mom's budget. Because I work full time, I don't have time to respond to all the comments you leave but I try to at least answer all my emails...that's if they don't end up in my SPAM folder by mistake!

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