Speical Post: Closetista Challenge by BailyBelle

A fellow mompreneur that I've met and chatted with rather frequently in the twitterverse told me about this crazy contest that she entered, and she recently made it to the final round!

What is Closestista? It's an online fashion television network, featuring up and coming designers like BailyBelle! It's amazing, and if you're a designer or lover of fashion and trends...their webisodes are a must see!

How can you help BailyBelle win this challenge?

By loving this and voting

Every tweet and/or RT from the designers page on Closetista counts for 2 points.
Every Facebook "like" from the designers page on Closetista counts for 10 points.
Every purchase from the designer you buy from counts for 1,000 votes!

Where can you vote?

It couldn't be simpler! Go to this page and click LIKE for fb, TWEET for twitter and then purchase the ring if you love it! There are only 6 limited edition teal batik rosette rings being made.

That's right...there are ONLY 6 that have been made...and once they're gone, they're gone! Err...there are only 5 left right now! (Merry Christmas to me!)

Voting it open NOW!! What are you waiting for!?

Special Post: Artisan Group Twitter Party

We have a very exciting announcement to make!

Join us on May 11th at 8pm EST for our first Artisan Group Twitter Party!

We'll be asking questions about the Emmy's, your favourite shows, anticipated fashion disasters and more!

Follow @sweetstellas, @atutudes, @ajsweetsoap, as well as hashtag #artisangroup and you could walk away with some one of a kind art, whimsical soaps, etsy store credits, giftcards and more! Get your hands on this swag before it hits the @GBK_Productions Gifting Suite at the Emmy's!

We'll be announcing some of the prizes in this weeks' Y3W Friday!

MOMpreneur Monday (and GIVEAWAY!): Lilybugs Clips n' More

Good morning everyone! It's such a beautiful morning, and what better way to celebrate the emergence of Spring than with a lovely MOMpreneur?!

Introducing Stacy from Lilybugs Clips n' More!

What do you do?

I make handmade hair accessories! I use the inspiration from my daughter Lily and my imagination. I try to do things that I haven't seen much of. it is wasn't for my daughter, I wouldn't be where I am.

Why do you love it?

I have always had a passion for crafty things. When I had my daughter 5 years ago, I started doing clips for her and it's grown since then. I've always had a passion for it and it's even better to see the smiles they bring. That's why I love it.

What advice do you have for other MOmpreneurs?

My advice: do what makes you happy and don't let others stop you. If you enjoy it, go for it! Share your passion with others!

Thank you so much for your kind words, Stacy and for creating really cute clips for little girls!

If you're in the Woodstock area, Lilybugs Clips n' More are featured at All Aboard Kids and Kangaroo Kid (also in the St. Thomas location) and in Tillsonburg at Tiger by the Tail. You can contact Stacy through email, and also find her on facebook!

NOW! Stacy was kind enough to want to do a GIVEAWAY! It will run until FRIDAY March 11th at 9pm EST.

What can you win? A $20 credit for the products of your choice from Lilybugs!

How to Enter:

1) Become friends with Lilybugs Clips n' More on Facebook, comment here that you've done so

2) Comment here what you would spend your $20 credit on

3) Share this on Twitter "I entered the @sweetstellas Giveaway to win $20 from LilybugsClipsn'More!" - this can be done DAILY! Make sure you comment back here each time!

4) Become a follower of the Sweet Stella's blog, comment below that you are!

Don't forget your email address on your entries so you can be contacted when you win!

MOMpreneur: Stephanie Russell

Kicking off the week, we have the lovely Stephanie Russell! She is a fabulous independent Uppercase Living consultant, and is hosting a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

What do you do?

I am an Independent Demonstrator with Uppercase Living. We specialize in helping people express their stories and passions. Our vinyl words and images ~ what we call "expressions" ~ have the power to transform your environment, inspire creativity and enrich your surroundings.

Why do you love it?

I love Uppercase Living because because it allows me to put a smile on people's faces day in and day out. They can express their emotions through words that will spark something in their family, their business or their environments that is unique to each and every person. I also love that our prices are very affordable for everyone to transform their space without breaking the bank. Plus, it is all removable so when your taste changes or you grow out of a design, you can just take it down and replace it with something else.

What advice do you have for other MOMpreneurs?

The advice that I would give to MOMpreneurs is to find something that you are passionate about and then the business & customers will fall into place. I love what I do and when you do something you are passionate about, you will have fun and other will want to join you doing it. If it is fun, then when the times get tough you will still want to do it no matter what and you will keep pressing forward.

Wow! So inspiring...and I have to say, I just placed my very first Uppercase Living order for a beautiful inspiration for my studio. I am absolutely thrilled to have found something that I can look at, day in and out, and drift into a dream.

NOW! Stephanie has been gracious enough to offer a giveaway with her MOMpreneur post today!

Up for grabs? A $25 Uppercase Living gift certificate, and will include shipping!

Enter in just three simple steps

1) Go to Stephanie's site and have a look through the catalogue - what would you spend your $25 credit on?

2) Like Sweet Stella's Facebook fan page
3) Follow Sweet Stella's on Twitter

Running until 4pm EST on WEDNESDAY February 17th!

Don't forget to put your email address in the comments section with your entries so we can contact you when you win!

Good luck!