Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's All About Owls Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway and this one includes owls!  1 lucky person will win an Origami Owl "plate" and an owl necklace from A Night Owl Blog.  The Origami Owl "plate" would look great on a chain or included in an Origami Owl locket.  

These would make a great addition to your own jewelry or nice gifts for someone on your gift list.  

Giveaway will run from 12/10 through 12/17 and winner will be announced 12/18. 
Good luck and happy entering! 

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Monday, December 08, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Guide {Part 1}

If you have read very many blogs or been on Pinterest for hours like me recently, you know that everyone is doing gift guides for Christmas.  Well, maybe not everyone but all the "cool kids" are doing them! So now it's time for my gift guide which also happens to be my wish list!

Lifefactory has a variety of sizes, colors, and caps.  This made my list because it is a glass bottle and looks good (hey, I can want a cool looking bottle!). You can find these directly at Lifefactory or other retailers like Amazon

A healthy salad dressing is something that is tough to find, one without lots of nasty ingredients and sugar.  Making your own salad dressing is the best option. I love this since it is an actual salad dressing bottle and includes recipes on the bottle to make your own dressing!  What else could you ask for?! You can purchase here.

Doesn't this just look fabulous? Now just imagine how good the coffee will be as you pour it out of this stunning french press.  It is 100% stainless steel, so no risk of getting nasty things from plastic! You can purchase here. 

Himalayan Natural Air Purifying Salt Light

I have wanted one of these lights for awhile now so I had to include it on the gift guide!  If you have not heard of these Himalayan salt lamps, check out this article explaining the benefits of using these lamps. Purchase the solid lamp here or the basket one here.

These have been on my wish list for a couple of years. Isn't this just the greatest bag to carry a camera and your other everyday essentials!?  They have a wide variety of styles and colors. Check them out for the photographer in your life!!! 

MY Konjac Sponge

I have not tried these before but have heard good things about them.  This is a natural way to gently exfoliate your face.  Are these part of your skincare routine? If so I would love to know how you like using these sponges.  You can order them here. These would make great stocking stuffers! 

Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender

If you watch cooking shows you know this little kitchen gadget is very helpful.  And this can also be used to make your own soap!  Check it out here. 

For those that do not watch Rachel Ray on the Food Network, she always uses a bowl for her food scraps. This is a great way to save trips to the sink or trashcan while cooking. And if you compost, just fill it up throughout the day and then take it out to compost after dinner.  Having this fun bowl to throw garbage in would make cooking just a little more fun and stylish!  You can find them at Target and of course Amazon

Who doesn't love a new hoodie for cold weather?! I do, but this is something I always put off buying since I usually need other things much more than a new hoodie or a jacket. 

Wouldn't these make a great addition to the kitchen. They are so fun and colorful! I might have trouble wanting to use them for fear they would get stained like most of my kitchen towels. 

Hope this gave you some ideas for people on your gift or some things you want to add to your own list.  What do you have on your wish list this year?  

While looking on Pinterest this weekend I have noticed several creative ways that families do gifts at Christmas.  Jen Hatmaker explains how her family breaks down gifts into these categories: Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read, something to give. This post is also her gift guide, which has some great ideas and companies that have a great mission and give back!  

Sunday, December 07, 2014

$500 Holiday Cash Giveaway

I have teamed up with some great bloggers to give you a $500 Holiday Cash Giveaway.We hope this will help with your holiday budget!!! The giveaway ends on 12/20- so whether you use it for gifts, bills or whatever you need it for we are wishing you a very Happy Holiday!

To enter you can use the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open worldwide from 12/5 12PM EST until 12/20 at 11:59 PM EST, and you can read the terms and conditions in the widget below. Please enter what is asked for verification, as the entries will be verified. If we find that you didn’t complete, or send in verification your entries will be disqualified and a new winner will be drawn.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday Online Sales!!! #shopsmall

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Did any of you venture out and do Black Friday shopping?  If so, I hope you found great deals and not many crazy people!  

Did you all know that Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday?  To support entrepreneurs and small online shops I wanted to highlight a few that you can shop and support.  

Freeborboleta Designs
Freeborboleta Designs offers modern art prints, pre-made blog templates and more.  These two prints and the mug are my favorite things on her shop!   

Check out Fran's blog also. She is also a military wife and I
always love supporting fellow military wives.

She is offering 25% off until midnight Monday with code "cyberfriday".

Two Cats Decorations
TwoCatsDecorations creates tile magnets, custom photo magnets and photo collages on canvases! These would make great gifts for parents, grandparents, or a great addition to your own home.

I love this set of magnets she has available!

Check her out on Facebook to!
For Saturday, she is offering 20% off everything in her shop with coupon code "SMALLBIZSAT" On Monday with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY" you can get 10% off.

Candy Cane Forest Gift Wrapping & Holiday Help
Chelsy and I have never met in person but both struggle with infertility.  I know if we ever met in person we would get along great!  She is offering handwritten, personalized letters from Santa that will be mailed to kids! Check out her Facebook page for details.

The Burlap Flower
Lyndi is a friend from college. She sells stationary and baby blankets. Her stationary would make great stocking stuffers! 

She is offering 10% off when you spend $15 - good through 12/1/14. Just enter coupon code "THANKS" at checkout.

Living Memories Ft Worth
This is your first and last stop for that unusual, unique and personalized gift for any occasion or anyone on your list. 

Living Memories Ft Worth is offering 10% off on all orders now through Dec 6th. Drop by and see all the personalized sign that she can do for you or that special someone you need a gift for.

Angela, another friend and former roommate from college, has some wonderful knitted items.  

She is offering free shipping now through January. She is already booked up with orders for Christmas, but go ahead and get in on the free shipping offer and place your order soon!  Check out her Facebook page for more pictures and details on ordering.  

I sell one of a kind wreaths, handmade laundry soap, yarn/rag ball decorative sets, and homemade spices.

I'm offering 20% off all orders $20 or more this weekend for Small Business Saturday. Just enter coupon code "shopsmall" at checkout!

Take the time to check out these online shops and support small business. If you are out shopping on Saturday, make sure to support your locally owned restaurants and shops!

Do you have a favorite online shop? I would love to know what your favorite one is. Share in the comments if you have an online shop or have one that you love!  

Also, make sure you enter my giveaway going on right now for 1 free set of my spices. Giveaway ends on Monday. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Homemade Spice Set Giveaway

In honor of the holiday season I'm going to be doing giveaways through the end of the year.

Since I recently opened up my Etsy store I thought I would giveaway a set of my homemade spices! My spices are made with fresh dried herbs and seasonings to create a perfect mix of flavors.  There are no preservatives or additives like what is included in those that you buy from the store.

I have worked on perfecting these blends over the last few years and I always hear great things from people that try them.  Trust me, once you try these you will not want to use store bought spices again!

I currently sell Taco Seasoning, Chili Seasoning, Ranch Seasoning Mix, and Pie Spice.

This giveaway is for 1 set of my spices and is open to anyone. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

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