Kimberly Poole Designs Spa Set Giveaway #handmade

My how things have been changing for Kimberly Poole Designs. I so fondly recall mentoring Kimberly when she wanted to launch her handmade crochet business to the next level, and she has gone so far above and beyond that. Right now, she is in the midst of launching her spa line; a luxurious collection of face cloths, scrubbing rounds and other goodies that leave your skin feeling soft and amazing.

I recently had the opportunity to test out my own spa set after a run and am thrilled with the results. I had just come in from a really tough training run, full of hills and hot sun, and I was a gritty, sweaty mess.

First, I used the scrubby round on my face with my normal cleanser, and then on my chest, shoulders and arms with just hot water. It worked fantastic as an exfoliater! I was really pleased that it took off dead skin, as well as all of the grit and grime from my run.

After my shower, I used the small round for my toner, which is something that I always struggle with how to apply to my skin. I find that cotton balls just leave lint all over my face, and cotton rounds would absorb too much of my toner.

The small round is perfect for applying toner or even wiping a cold mask off your face at the end of your routine. It is soft and left my skin softer than it has been in a very long time.

Now! Here's a little treat for you all! Kimberly graciously gave me a second set to giveaway right here to one lucky reader!

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A Great BIG #Christmas #Giveaway

This week, 24 friends and I have been sharing our best recipes, printables, crafts, decor, and holiday traditions. If you missed the posts, check them out!   My friend Steph, from A Grande Life, gathered a group of us together for a fun round up of Christmas recipes, decor, printables, crafts, traditions

AND an awesome giveaway! We are giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Who's feeling lucky?  

Join us for ‪#‎25BlogsofChristmas‬ and who knows YOU may be the lucky winner of the Amazon Gift Card! Good Luck! $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Welcome a Cure with #CarpetOne #giveaway #breastcancerawareness

Did you know that this year, Carpet One is celebrating 10 years of breast cancer research support with Welcome a Cure?

The breast cancer awareness campaign dedicates 25% of the purchase price of each Pink Ribbon welcome mat sold through the Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support Campaign is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. So far, the campaign has raised nearly 1 million dollars for a variety of breast cancer research charities. source

How will  you welcome a cure in 2014? For me, it means showing my support on my front porch with one of the beautifully designed Pink Ribbon welcome mats and telling every man and woman that I know to go and get their tata's checked!

These awesome Pink Ribbon welcome mats are machine mashable and backed with rubber, which means that they are perfect for indoor or outdoor use. We chose to put ours outside on the front porch for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost, the teal color pops with all of the beige and grey around it. It's a great addition to our somewhat monochromatic color scheme, and compliments the pumpkins and gourds that we have on the porch for fall!

I also really love the cheeky message on the Pink Ribbon welcome mat. Well, hello! Welcome to our home! Come on in! It is inviting, sincere, and playful, and definitely needs to be on the outside of a home. The pink ribbon shows that we care and that we support the girls, which is the overarching message in this entire campaign.

It's a message that needs to be prominent in our community, and not just because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It needs to be there, all the time.

And, oh, hello! Now's your chance to win one for your front porch too!

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* Disclaimer: I received my Pink Ribbon welcome mat from Carpet One for the purposes of this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


Mom and Baby #Giveaway Launch!

 Happy Due Date everyone! Let's celebrate with a giveaway like no other.

Thirteen prizes
One winner

One lucky winner will win the prize pack of....

Sarita Baby - grey chevron handmade bib, toy tether and soother clip
Kimberly Poole Designs - crochet headbands for mom and baby girl
Becketts Threads - lion leggings
Sweet Whimsy Designs - rainbow ninja peg dolls
Sapphal - patience meditation new mama mala necklace
Baby K'Tan - eggplant Baby K'Tan baby wrap
Thirty One Gifts with Tiffany Morrow - turquoise keep it caddy
Little Luxuries - handmade infinity scarf
Sweet Stella's - custom made mobile
Nature's Deelight - tummy tamer colic and reflux balm
Hazelwood Creations - hazelwood necklaces for mom and baby
Aroma Scents Natural Products - bath bombs
Baily Belle - cream lace clutch

And away...we go! Good luck!

Don't forget to come back every day and share the tweet for a daily entry!

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Mom & Baby #Giveaway Announcement!

Hey beautiful mamas!! Mark your calendars for July 7th!


Well, not only is it our official due date with our little guy, but I've been working on something pretty amazing for you all! A massive giveaway of some of my favorite Mom and Baby items!

Allow me to introduce the amazing sponsors and the items that they are providing to one lucky mama in July!

Top Row:

Sarita Baby - grey chevron handmade bib, toy tether and soother clip
Kimberly Poole Designs - crochet headbands for mom and baby girl
Becketts Threads - lion leggings

2nd Row:

Sweet Whimsy Designs - rainbow ninja peg dolls
Sapphal - patience meditation new mama mala necklace
Baby K'Tan - eggplant Baby K'Tan baby wrap

3rd Row:

Thirty One Gifts with Tiffany Morrow - turquoise keep it caddy
Little Luxuries - handmade infinity scarf
Sweet Stella's - custom made mobile
Nature's Deelight - tummy tamer colic and reflux balm

Bottom Row:

Hazelwood Creations - hazelwood necklaces for mom and baby
Aroma Scents Natural Products - bath bombs
Baily Belle - cream lace clutch

That's right - thirteen items, one winner. The total prize pack is valued at $380!

Over the next few weeks, you'll get to know these companies well and see just why I love them for all things baby and mom. Some are items to make mom feel special, others are beautiful additions to your nursery!

Stay tuned! Mark those calendars for July 7th!


$35 Nursing Cover #giveaway, #pregnancy #breastfeeding

Hey mama's!! Here's a super pretty and chic breastfeeding giveaway for you this month!!

With chic patterns and colors, offer some of the prettiest nursing covers on the market right now.


No matter what your style is, you will find a cover here to suit it!

Enter now for your chance to win a $35 gift card to!

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$50 #giveaway

When I was pregnant with Owen, my bff {and his godmama} gave us a carseat canopy that was handmade locally. For a summer baby, it was perfect. Made of a light weight cotton, it had straps to attach to the carseat handle and was in a whimsical safari pattern. I did alot of walking out in the park when Owen was a baby and this kept him covered from wind and sun!

I'm excited to use it again for this little love, and even more excited to give YOU the chance to win a giftcard to!

One of my favorite patterns is the Soloman - very trendy black and white geometric pattern with red edging.


With the giftcard up for grabs, you can choose any pattern, embroidered or not, with a matching blanket or just the carseat canopy alone! Entirely up to you!

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.


Decoart Holiday Ornament Collection and Giveaway

Decoart has done it again with an amazing giveaway for the holidays! But before we get to those juicy details, a little DIY for you!

Each and every year, I either make or get new ornaments for my husband, son and myself. It's a tradition that my parents did with me, and one that I wanted to continue with my family.

This year, I was really excited to put the DecoArt Multi Surface Satin and Gloss Enamels Writers to the test.


Clear Glass Ornaments
DecoArt Multi Surface Satin (I chose Deep Scarlet to match another project I completed recently)
DecoArt 3D Gloss Enamels Writers in Opaque (I chose Gold and Silver)

First, pop the silver top off of your ornament. Next, pour some of your Multi Surface Satin into the glass ornament and swirl it around to make sure you've covered all of the ornament. Sometimes it helps to add a little bit of water to the paint to thin in out so it covers more easily. One of my ornaments is covered completely while the other one didn't turn out so well.

Flip it over and let the excess drain out, and allow to dry ('s not super important that it be 100% dry on the inside, as you're done with that surface now!)

Once your ornament is mostly dry, use your 3D Gloss Enamels Writers to draw on your designs. I went with a milkglass inspired look, so lots of staggered dots.

Allow to dry completely.

Once they're dry, you're good to hang them on your tree, put with your garlands or even in a glass bowl as a beautiful centrepiece!! Easy peasy, and oh so beautiful!

Now...for the giveaway!

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Disclaimer: I am a part of the DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was compensated for this post and project. All opinions expressed are my own.


Halloween Cookie Giveaway with Gourmet Cookie Bouquets

Everyone deserves something sweet for why not a fantastically delicious cookie assortment from Gourmet Cookie Bouquets??

And it doesn't stop with delicious cookies. There are chocolate dipper Oreos, fortune cookies, pretzels and brownies! The perfect assortment of sweet treats to take the stress of Halloween party hosting off your hands!

Now's your chance to be one of the two lucky winners to win a Gourmet Cookie Bouquet. If I had to pick, it would definitely be filled with M&M's cookies and chocolate dipped pretzel {and I'm not sure I would share!}

What will you choose?

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*Disclaimer: This giveaway was sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquet. All opinions expressed are my own.


The Final FlyDIY Giveaway

Yes folks, it's the final FlyDIY business card giveaway. We've got a little chevron, a little Aztec and a little abstract stripe action going on today, all in lovely bold Ink Effects colors.

We all know my love of chevron, and what I wasn't expecting was to love the Aztec pattern so very much. It turned out really beautifully and I certainly will be sad when it gets a new home with the winner of this giveaway!

 Isn't it pretty?!

 And both the chevron and stripes turned out really well too!

Now's your chance to be one of three winners!!

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Birthday Giveaway!! Happy birthday month to me!

That's right friends! The first of THREE giveaways is happening right here...TODAY on Sweet Stella's!

There are a few ways to win, and the prize is a $25 shop credit....for a custom piece!

something like...

Or perhaps

Whatever your little heart desires, I promise to make it pretty for ya!

Enter now, and enter often!

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FlyDIY Giveaway Number Three!

Today, I wanted to share with you my absolutely favourite Ink Effects business card design....the dandelion wish. I am absolutely thrilled with how this one turned out. It's stunning!

Isn't it dreamy? I love the whole trend of dandelion wishes right now, so seeing it come to life with the Ink Effects was pretty awesome.

I have two other Nature inspired holders that are in this giveaway too!

Love them? Win them right here!

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FlyDIY Business Card Holder Giveaway

Happy friday, friends! Can you believe that it's been two weeks since we hosted FlyDIY? Neither can we!

Over the past week, I've been working with my collection of DecoArt Ink Effects to create some really awesome designs for the business card giveaway!

Here are the first three designs!

Beautiful, abstract brush strokes in blue, purple, yellow and green!

Now three of you can win one!

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Birthday Cookie Giveaway

Did that get your attention? I bet it did!!

So many of my lovely readers are awesome party-mama's and we all know that a good party needs yummy goodies and custom treats like these beautiful cookies from Cookie Gift Baskets.

Cookie Gift Baskets has every birthday party theme covered and I was particularly excited to find these on their website, after just having completed a banner embellishment set for a baseball themed party.

Now is your chance to win a gift certificate to Cookie Gift Baskets for a yummy cookie arrangement (up to $75 value). To sweeten the prize...there will be TWO winners! Pretty awesome!!

Enter now, and enter often! Good luck!

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* Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post, but was asked to participate in a multi-blogger giveaway. Good luck!  Contest open to those 18+ and residents of the continental USA.

Spa Indulgence Giveaway

I recently discovered a cure for my cracked heels and dry knees {you boy moms will understand...all the crawling around the floor, playing trucks and trains, rough housing etc.} and I wanted to share it with you all...there's a giveaway at the end, so keep reading!

Seriously, the most amazing and luxurious lotion I have ever tried.

I hate the winter because it means that I have to wear socks. And since I rebel and try not to wear them, I end up with cracked heels, which are not so flattering going into sandal weather.

I chatted with my friend Jennifer from Aloette about this, and she suggested the Body Butter Balm. I was absolutely shocked.

First, it's shaped like a deodorant and you twist the base to push the body butter up. Then you simply rub it on your dry, cracked and sore skin. Then, you go to sleep.


The next morning, my heels felt so much better and the cracks started to close up! Not to mention my feet had a lovely smell of orange vanilla bean!

I use the body butter balm every night and am no longer embarrassed by my feet!

Now's your chance to win a FULL SIZE Body Butter Balm!! Enter the giveaway below.

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*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for running this giveaway. I hosted a party in March, and used my rewards to get an extra body butter balm to giveaway on the blog because I love it that much!


St. Patrick's Day Giveaway

May the luck of the Irish be with you!! I'm hosting a giveaway all week of some really awesome DecoArt supplies, and based on your comments from previous giveaway, they are coveted products!

Glamour Dust glitter paint
Ink Effects fabric transfer paint
So Soft fabric paint {a personal fave of mine!}

And, to sweeten the pot a little bit...a hand sculpted three pebble ring, and hand painted nebula charm created by me!

The giveaway runs all week, so make sure you check back and enter daily by tweeting!

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DecoArt Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

I bet that title caught your attention! Do I ever have a treat for you today!!

DecoArt is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas by featuring different and beautiful ornaments, and I'm thrilled to have been asked to paint a special one to go on our tree for this year.

I couldn't think of a better ornament to symbolize my year creatively than a painting a mini canvas with Americana Acrylics and Metallic paints, than hanging them by the white lights on our tree.

Each canvas is about 2"x3". After they were dry, I attached ribbon to them so that they will hang for all to see!

Now onto the fun part...the giveaway! DecoArt Inc. is giving away one heck of a prize...a stocking FULL of fun art and craft supplies!

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BlogHer12: Mini Swag Bag Giveaway!

Want swag? How's about some swag from the BlogHer conference?

Featured companies: Petsmart, Go Army, Stella&Dot, Land o Lakes, Sweet Stella's, Playskool, Leggat & Platt, Hasbro, CoffeeMate, National Honey Board, Oogieloves, 6pm

Lip balms, compact mirror, sleep mask, PetSmart gift card, Stella&Dot affiliate program information, cookies, pendant frmo Sweet Stellas

Tote bag, GoArmy canteen, coupons, squeeky toy from Martha Stewart for PetSmart, 6pm gift card and affiliate program information

And entering is easy. While, yes, getting new followers and whatnot is great, what I really want to know if what session you would have or did benefit from at BlogHer12. I want to know what you learned about yourself, and why.

If you want to like my fb page and follow me on twitter, that's ok too ;)

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Bellaroma Giveaway Winner!

Sending a great big thank you to my wonderful BlogHer sponsor for providing one of her luxury lotions for this amazing giveaway!

Now it's the time you've been waiting for...the winner announcement!

Congratulations to....

You have 24hrs from now (so...until 10:15am EST May 8th, 2012) to send me an email to claim your prize! If I don't receive an email from you, a new winner will be chosen!

Thank you so much for entering, everyone! Stay tuned for more awesome treats from my BlogHer'12 sponsors!

BlogHer Sponsor Love: Bellaroma Boutique...giveaway!

Remember that oh-so-amazing of slathering your body with luxurious lotion after a long hot shower?


Then you must be a mama, and you likely take about 5 minutes to shower…forget to shampoo your hair, hear a baby screaming, then have to dash out, without rinsing the suds from your shoulder.

Well…here’s a treat for you from Diana at Bellaroma Boutique

Blush – Classic luxury Lotion 

Relish those moments after your shower or bath and indulge in the seducing scents of ylang ylang, jasmine and rose. It’s completely romantic and will whisk you off your feet…like a knight in shining armor (amore!)

What’s even better is that this week…you can win one right here!
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