Monday, December 5, 2011

It's giveaway time!

Hello my lovelies:)

Can you BELIEVE Christmas is only 20 days away?  In some ways it feels like its snuck up on me (I still can't get over the fact that I'm the mom of a Kindergartner), but in others it feels like it's been ages since last Christmas (probably has a lot to do with everything our family has been through since we moved here last January; feels like it's been 11 years, not 11 months)!

We've decorated the tree, done the first four days of our advent calendar, cut out a few snowflakes, and baked Pillsbury sugar cookies (see above)...but it still feels weird to think that Christmas is only three weeks away!
Some friends of mine and I are feeling generous, so we thought we'd have a quick little giveaway to help get us all in the holiday spirit!

There are FIVE awesome prizes up for grabs, both handmade and not!

First up is this darling set of Dorothy bobby pins from my dear friend Valerie and her shop Bloempjes:

Wouldn't they look just precious in your little girl's hair on Christmas day?  Or even yours!  Valerie is one of the most talented people I know; she makes the most amazing flowers (yep, flowers!) and hair accessories.  She also does a lot of really amazing paper crafting as well!  She made my awesome Sophie Plays Hooky banner, which I honestly love so much I've just hung it in my office/craft room. 

Next is this supremely adorable set of Christmas Magnets from my friend Kelley and her shop PunkittyKat!

Eep!  Who doesn't love little owls and birdies?  So sweet; I know they'd bring a smile to my face everytime I walked by the fridge.  These would also make a really cute addition to those cookie sheet advent calendars everyone is making this year!  Kelley makes loads of magnets, bottle cap charms, pendents and even suitcase cat beds! Seriously! A cat bed out of a vintage suitcase. So rad.

 For those of you who are local (Minot area), Valerie and Kelley will be at a craft show at The Grand International this Sunday from 12:00 until 6:00, so make sure you stop by and tell them I sent you! 

Next we have a couple prizes from my new friend Amber and her business, Wrap Yourself Sexy One Inch at a Time!  We are both working on shedding some pounds right now, and she's been a great motivator and source of inspiration over on our Let's Get Skinny page!  Speaking of weight loss, our winner will win a great deal on a Body Wrap from ItWorks!  The winner will be able to purchase one body wrap at the Loyal Customer price of $14.75 (a $10.25 savings).  

These body wraps are totally different from most of the ones on the market, as they work by detoxifying (is that a word?) your body rather than compressing it.  You'll lose inches IMMEDIATELY, and continue to lose over the next 72 hours.  I personally use these products, and have had nothing with success with them, as long as I use them as an accompaniment to my regular diet routine.  Obviously you can't expect amazing results if you're eating McDonald's five times a week and smashing pints of Ben and Jerry's, but that's the case with any diet/weightloss tool :)  I did a wrap two days ago as a matter of fact, and lost 4 inches total from my hips, tummy and waist right after taking it off.  I have since lost another 3 inches total...tonight will be 72 hours, and I'm pretty excited to measure again and get the grand total!  It Works also has vitamins and supplements to help with your general well-being and weight loss, which are great as well.  Make sure you contact Amber if you're struggling to lose that post-baby pooch or need a jump start to your weight loss!  

Also from Amber is this awesome sampler basket from Arbonne!  

I honestly don't know much about Arbonne, BUT! Amber is a super sweet gal and I'm sure all of this stuff is fantastic.  :)

Last but not least, the winner will get a $10 gift certificate from me!

This gift certificate can be used for anything in my shop, including custom requests, so please let me know if there is something you want but don't see!  You'll have 3 months to use your gift certificate, but honestly, who's really gonna wait that long? :)

One lucky winner will take home ALL of these prizes, worth over $40!  I'll ship everything anywhere, so the contest is open worldwide!  I'll draw a winner via Monday, December 12th and post his/her name here. 

And now, for the rules:


You MUST follow my blog via google friend connect (just click "Join this site" over there on the right). Comment when you've followed.   

You MUST 'like' our facebook pages:  
Comment when you've liked all of our pages (one comment for liking all of them)

 I will check to make sure the winner has done these two things, so if you haven't done either, I'll draw another winner. 

Optional Entries:  

Share the link to this blog post on your facebook page to tell your friends all about this giveaway (one extra comment)

Blog about this giveaway (post the link in your comment)

Make a purchase from one of us (or book a Wrap party with or local) before the deadline and comment for every $5 spent (two for booking a party with Amber).

Visit Valerie and Kelley at the craft show this Sunday (12-6PM at The Grand International here in Minot) and ask them for the secret question, then comment here with the answer.  

And that's it!  Everyone gets two entries right off the bat, and you can earn an endless amount of extra entries by shopping with us!  

Good luck to all :)


  1. this one is for joining this site with Google! tee hee hee.. (i'm new to this stuff!)

  2. this one is for liking all the pages!

  3. and this is for sharing the link!

  4. I shared the link, i joined the page, i liked all the pages, i spent 50 dollars with Amber and have a party booked for the 17th of December! Go me yay!

  5. ok so i joined the page

  6. i liked all the pages

  7. booked a party x2

  8. I liked everyone on FB and I follow this blog!

  9. I shared this link on facebook

  10. i also joined this site and follow ur blog

  11. I blogged about ya on 12/11/10 @

  12. I liked everyone on facebook. :) Most I was a fan of already.

  13. I followed the blog as well. :)

  14. Ooops Chelsea G is the same as Outdoor Daffodil just logged in is all Sorry