Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Carmex Giveaway Winner!

Sorry for the delay & the pictureless post, but the winner of the Carmex giveaway is #6, Kayla from The Paige Spot!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cards & a Winner!

Remember when I posted about the fabulous Shutterfly promotion where they offered 50 free cards to bloggers? Well, my cards arrived! It was so hard to choose just one that I couldn't! But here is my main card. Isn't it great?
Snow Flurries Cocoa Christmas 5x7 folded card
Shop Shutterfly for beautiful photo Christmas cards.
View the entire collection of cards.

Goodness awaits inside that bright orange box!

Again, this one was my favorite.

Here is the inside.

I thought this one was really cute, too. Love the blue & red.

And I liked the bright colors of this one.

The inside.

I love these cards! I will definitely be using Shutterfly for my cards next year, too! THANK YOU Shutterfly for this awesome promotion!

And now for some bloggy business. I need to announce the winner of the Toaster Strudel prize pack! And the winner is....

Comment #2! Jenn from Living Life & Luvin' It! CONGRATS!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Closed - Carmex Moisture Plus Review & Giveaway!

That's right, another awesome giveaway! This time I was sent the new Carmex Moisture Plus lip balms, in peach and pink. I had previously used the colorless version, but I was really pleased with these two. I am NOT a lipstick person, but these are great because they add just a hint of color, plus all the fabulous moisture that Carmex is known for. They have a pleasant scent too! It has actually been pretty cold in Florida lately, so these have come in handy. They have kept my lips nice & soft during this cold spell. I think my personal favorite is the peach. If you want to go ahead and try them, here is a printable coupon for $1.00 off! Now how would you like to win this awesome set of lip balms?

Giveaway will remain open for 1 week! It will end 12/16/10!
You can have up to 2 entries.

One: Leave me a comment letting me know which color you think you would like the best, peach pr pink?

Two: If you are a follower, let me know!

I was provided with the products to review courtesy of Carmex, but the thoughts & opions are 100% my own!

Monday, December 6, 2010

CLOSED Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Review & Giveaway!

Can you believe my kids had never tried Pillsbury Toaster Strudels until recently? Thanks to Pillsbury & MyBlogSpark, we got to try them and also got a few fun goodies to go along with them! I personally have eaten them in the past and love them. And I wasn't surprised that my kids loved them too! They really enjoyed getting to create their own design with the icing.

There are some fun things going on right now when it comes to Toaster Strudels. You can create some icing art with the "Doodle on a Strudel" Facebook application. Or you could also win 4 boxes of Toaster Strudels through Pillsbury's "A Million Morning Smiles" sweepstakes. Enter daily now through 2/7/11.

But that's not all! How would you like to win the same box of goodies I received? To enter simply leave me a comment letting me know what you do in the mornings to help make getting out the door a little easier!


I was provided product to use & review courtesy of Pillsbury via MyBlogSpark, but opinions are 100% my own!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Glittery Christmas Art

This is a pretty easy project, but I think it's pretty cute! Especially if you love glitter, like I do. First you need frames. I went with those ugly, gold metal frames you see at every thrift store or yardsale. Even the thrift doesn't want these, they are always in a box outside with the other "junk" like McDonalds toys. You can see they were only $.25. Ignore the lovely 1990 goose art!

Next you need chipboard. Wood shapes would work, too.

And the good stuff. Martha Stewart glitter! I started to use the glass glitter pictured, but ended up grabbing my blue Martha glitter.

Glitter your chipboard! I ended up having to do two coats of glitter because I didnt like how sparse it looked with one. Painting the chipboard a matching color would probably help with that. (See, told you I use Shutterfly!)


I don't have a photo for every step of this, but you just take the insert out of the frame (not the piece that has the "leg"). I used the glass to trace the size needed onto a piece of white felt. Then I glued the felt onto that insert.

After you put it back in the frame, this is what it will look like. I added the chipboard after putting it together, but it's probably better to add it before. I was in a hurry to see how they would look! Oh, and I used tacky glue but hot glue would be fine, too!

And here they are all together!

I don't have red spray paint or glitter, or I would have done some red, too!

Linked to:
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table & Dreaming
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Link Up at Saturday Morning
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Look What I Made at Creations by Kara
DIY Craft Tutorials at Fine Craft Guild
Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One of the Things I Love About Having Chickens

We have pretty eggs! I know you can pay more for brown eggs at the store, but you can't get blue or red/brown. Plus, you can't beat the taste. Store bought eggs just don't compare.

I know it's hard to tell in this picture, but that middle egg really is blue! We don't have any chickens that lay white eggs.

I think the rain last night messed up my plans of an acorn craft today, but I do have more crafty stuff coming soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shutterfly - Free Cards for Bloggers!

Shutterfly is my favorite photo site! And I'm not just saying that because of the awesome promo they have going on! Did you know that bloggers get 50 free Holiday cards from Shutterfly? Sign up for it here! Seriously, I always use them for my photos. But they aren't just for photos! I have ordered several photo books in the past, but also photo coasters and a wall calendar. I don't have any photos of it, but the calendar was awesome. I saved it so I can reuse the photos!

But back to cards. I have ordered some cards from them in the past, but they weren't for Christmas. So I am very excited to get the chance to use them this Christmas! There are many options when it comes to Christmas or holiday cards. There are several types of photo cards. The story cards are really neat! I'm not 100% sure which card I am going to choose, but this snowman card is adorable!

The past few years, the kids made our cards and we included a photo. We did thumbprint reindeer, then last year, we broke out the foam stamps & glitter. My living room was very sparkly! But this year, the photo will be the highlight of the card!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mushrooms, Glitter & a Winner!

Two things. First, remember when I posted about Meyer Imports the other day? Well I got my mushrooms & glitter today!

So pretty!

I set them up on the tractor in the sun to try & show some sparkle.

And how cute are these mushrooms?

I can't wait to try this stuff out!

And secondly, I need to announce a winner in the Carmex giveaway! The lucky winner is:

Comment #10! Tracy Suzanne from Cotton Pickin Cute! Congratulations!!

A big thank you to everyone who entered and my new followers! There will be another Carmex giveaway coming soon.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Quick, Easy & Cute Jewelry

See, I told you I would have a project soon! I've been trying to pick up things for Christmas all year. And I thought I'd try making a few things, too. So when I won a gift certificate to from So You Thnk You're Crafty, I knew right away what I wanted. Bails! Why don't any local craft stores carry these?

Anyway... I started with some cabachons that I got from a shop on Etsy called Troxies. I think they are so cute! And you can find them in lots of colors and different flowers.

Then I used some ring blanks I also got from

And my bails.

And some trusty old E-6000.

Just put a dab of glue on the bail or blank and attach the cabachon. And you're done!

Aren't they cute?

All you need now is a ball chain and you're done! I plan on giving these to Layla for Christmas. I thought I could use one chain and she can change out the pendants.

See? Quick, easy & cute!
Linked to:
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Link Party #31 at Tea Rose Home
Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Look What I Made at Creations by Kara
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Hookin Up with HoH at House of Hepworths
Show & Share Day at Just a Girl
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now
Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots & Jello
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table & Dreaming
Strut Your Stuff at Saturday Mornings
Handmade Holiday at Just a Girl
Handmade Gift Tutorial Party at The Country Chic Cottage
Accessories Challenge at The CSI Project


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