Saturday, February 28, 2009

Reminder: Last Day To Enter Giveaway!

Just a friendly little reminder that today is the last day to enter my Growing our own Garden handmade card giveaway!! I will be choosing the winner at midnight PST!!

Good luck! And thanks for being awesome! <3 href="http://thegiveawaydiva.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaway-time.html"> here to enter!

Slow Cooker Goodness



Sometimes it is really hard to make a really great homecooked meal when you have a million other things that seem so much more important like watching the newest episode of Gossip Girl or frantically studying for a test! That is why the giveaway held over at MomDot is perfect for people on the go, they are giving away the Slow Cooker Mate!!

This was designed and made by a busy mom on the go who wanted to spend more time with her new baby daughter, so she came up with this concept. Her hope is that this product will do the same for other mothers out there.

Product info:

  • Slow Cooker Mate™ is the most versatile and innovative slow cooker on the market today.
  • It is a high quality stainless steel slow cooker with electronic controls.
  • The electronic controls can be programmed to cook for up to 18 hours. At
    the end of the programmed cooking time, Slow Cooker Mate™ automatically
    switches to the keep warm setting.
  • With the Slow Cooker Mate™, the large 6L crock can be used alone to cook roasts, stews or other large one pot meals we are accustomed to being prepared in a slow cooker.
  • The unique stoneware divided insert (found ONLY in the Slow Cooker Mate™) allows you to cook 2 side dishes while the lower stoneware chamber holds an entrée for up to 5 or 6 people.
  • Slow Cooker Mate™ eliminates the need to spend more time cooking side dishes to compliment your entrée.
  • Use Slow Cooker Mate™ to cook meals in the summer when schedules are filled with activities and you don’t want to heat the kitchen with a stove top or oven.

Product features:

  • • Stainless steel exterior
  • • Keep warm, low and high settings
  • • Programmable up to 18 hours
  • • Automatically switches to keep warm at end of cooking cycle
  • • Large 6L cooking pot can be used with or without shallow divided dish
  • • Divided shallow insert is perfect for cooking side dishes
  • • Lid and both crocks are dishwasher safe
  • • Both crocks are microwave & oven safe
Click here to enter! You have until March 13th!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pink Freebies!

I'm sure that everyone has at least something from Victoria Secret, or if you don't at least heard of it before. I love VS's stuff, they have the most amazing bras and I love thier collection of bath and body items!

VS PINK is launching a new member's club for fans of their cute and comfy undies, PJs, swimsuits and sweats, and they're giving out all kinds of goodies exclusively to help celebrate and get the word out there!
To celebrate this new website VS is holding lots of discounts and bargins, plus a free tote bag and $10 off any $35 purchase,

The offer's only good until March 10, when the site goes national and all of those unfortunately not as style-savvy as you are privy to the club. So what are you waiting for? Get your VIP access now at vspink.com/pinknation.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I Need Your Help (I'll Bribe You Too!)

I am in the running for a contest held at a blog to win an amazing necklace and I need your help! I went onto Kristen's awesome blog Sweeter Than Me and entered her super fun giveaway where you had to help her name her new piece of jewelry! Kristen makes awesome peices of jewelry and just as a heads up...she is one of the giveaway sponsors that I have lined out so watch out for that soon!

I really love the necklace and I'm losing by one vote so far! So I really need your help to win!! If you want to show me some love head on over to Kristen's blog and vote for me here!! My entry is the Springtime Romance! A bonus is that she has many other awesome giveaways on her blog so you can check it out!

And now for the bribe part, if you vote for me let me know and I will give you an extra entry in both the giveaways that I am hosting! I'll be trusting that you do vote for me! Hurry because the handmade card giveaway will be ending in only two more days!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amazing Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!!




Kathleen has the most amazing talent! You know the Coat giveaway that I blogged about earlier? Well she is the same designer! And this time she is giving away an amazing lace covered sweater!


She fell in love with a sweater from Anthropologie but it was a staggering $118, and she realized that she could simply make her own! In my opinion her version kicked Anthropologie's butt! So if you are just in love with this sweater as I am, head on down to her blog to enter to win!

Click here to enter!!

~Giveaway Reminder~

Just a friendly reminder that you only have three more days to enter my giveaway for the set of handmade cards!! =)

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Amazing Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!




An amazing giveaway is an amazing handmade overcoat!! She is sooooo talented and she has had no formal training! There are no need for words, the pictures will sell themselves! What a great giveaway!

Click here to enter!!



Sunday, February 22, 2009

Opps my Bad! Sorry!



I just realized that many of you who entered my giveaways and indicated that they had become a follower, entered by indicating they became a follower with the number of entries that they received which would be four for a new entry and six for being an old follower (#1-#4 follower) at the time I was quite confused and I didn't realize that it was your intention (thanks to Micaela for pointing it out)! So sorry for the confusion but rest assured that when I saw that you had become a follower I gave you all the appropriate entries!

Sorry once again!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Essential Beauty

There seems to be so many beauty giveaways going on at the moment and here is another one from the amazing site of Simply Stacie:


Shē Essential Beauty is a truly unique company because they integrate the ancient philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern research to create organic beauty products using only the purest ingredients. Each product is blended by hand and strives to celebrate your beauty both inside and out. As the goal of TCM is to create balance, so is the goal for Shē Essential Beauty.

Shē Essential Beauty has offered one of Stacie's readers the Beautiful Body Gift Set valued at $125!!! This gift sets includes the Lavender-Lemongrass Sugar Scrub along with the Lavender Body Serum, Lemongrass Cuticle Butter and a loofah. The combination will gently exfoliate and moisturize the skin and heal dried cuticles on the hands and feet. The Lavender-Lemongrass Sugar Scrub comes in an 8.5 oz. size, the Lavender Body Serum is 4 fl. oz. and the Lemongrass Cuticle Butter is 1 oz.




Click here to enter! End on March 6th and is open to US and Canadian residents!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Additional Entries to my Giveaways!

I am offering you more chances to win my giveaways! If you enter both my giveaways let me know on each of the giveaway posts and that will give you two more entries!! That's more great chances to possibly win some amazing handmade cards of your choice or the amazing heart necklace!!

My Second Giveaway!! (CLOSED)

I am a huge lover of jewelery and I am not afraid to admit it!! I believe that a great piece of jewellery is all that you need in order to take an outfit from blah to WOW! That is why when I chanced upon Galit's Etsy shop I was hooked!

Galit is a 22 year old jewellery designer from Israel. She started making her one of a kind pieces two years ago at the tender age of 20 while she was spending time tour guiding soldiers in Jerusalem as a soldier herself. She carefully hand crafts each piece with a crochet needle creating unique creations combining beautiful materials. All her jewellery is made with sterling silver 925 or 14 karat gold filled, semi-precious stones and pearls, so you know they will be guaranteed to stand the test of time and last! You can really tell that she put a lot of love and attention in every piece she makes.

I was quite shocked at the prices because I expected that it would be really expensive since she uses such high quality materials such as gold, silver, pearls and turquoise but they are actually super affordable! The most expensive item in her shop is the Cocktail Necklace but that is a steal considering she hand crochet 14 karat gold filled wire, it actually is only $105!! This also happens to be Galit's favourite piece! Literally everything in her shop is less that $50 but I guarantee you that everyone will think you paid so much more! I can't even begin to pick my favourite piece from her collection because I love every single piece!! But if I was forced to choose I would have to say her rings would make delicious cocktail rings! And her amazing abalone necklace would be perfect for a special occasion or even if you're just lazing around the house in a t-shirt and jeans.

The Giveaway!!

I am so excited to be giving away an amazing piece from Galit's Etsy store!! Up for grabs is her amazing Valentine's Day Special Necklace in Sterling Silver with your choice of gemstone or pearl! This beautiful necklace has a value of $30!!

Sterling silver wire is crocheted to form a delicate heart shape, then it is combined with hand wrapped semi precious stones or freshwater pearls. This is a beautiful pendant that then hangs from a delicate silver chain.


How to enter:

This giveaway is worldwide! So anyone can enter!! Entering is easy and there are many different ways in which you can gain extra entries!

1) 1)Visit Galit's Etsy store here and tell me which is your favourite design for one entry

2) 2) If you become a new follower you gain four additional entries

3) 3)If you are currently one of my lovely followers you get six entries (Just let me know!)

4) 4)If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries

5) 5)If you blog about this contest and let me know with a link, you get five more entries

6) 6)If you buy anything from Galit's store you get ten additional entries

Wow so that's possibly 27 entries if you do everything!! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The giveaway will end on March 19th where I will draw the winner using a number randomizer and the winner will be announced on March 20th!

Cruise Away!


How would you love to win a cruise? That's right an acutal cruise! The Tale of a Southern Belle is giving one away! If you have some extra time, frequent flyer miles built up, don't care about airfare, or live in the FL area-then this would be perfect for you. It is a round trip cruise excursion for 2 for 4days/2 nights hotel accomodations are included.

Excerpt from brochure: This vacation provides for a filled cruise for 2 adults along with the accomodations for 4 days and 3 nights on the Grand Bahamas Island. Choose your preferred travel dates, then let excitement of your vacation begin as you sail for the world famous playground of Freeport, on the Grand Bahamas Island. Once on board, you will experience all the elegance and adventure of an eight hour journey across the Atlantic Ocean, where an island paradise awaits your arrival. Relax and enjoy all of the splendor of your luxurious cruise, delicious gourmet meals or sun and fun on the spacious pool decks. There are many shipboard activities to enjoy, including parties, deck games, horse racing, first run movies and exotic Las Vegas style venues! Explore the duty free gift shops, relax in one of the ship's many lounges, dazzle them in the disco or try your luck in the casino!

Click here to enter!! Ends on Febuary 25th

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Laptop Love






I recently heard about the new HP laptop that was so small that it could double as a stylish clutch. Designed by Vivienne Tam, this gorgeous and stylish bright red digital clutch is less than one inch thick and just weighs 2.45 pounds! I really need this because my laptop is always sooo heavy! In fact I recently injured my hand from always carrying my heavy laptop bag.

The HP Vivienne Tam Edition– is an original, sleek eye-catching red digital clutch with a whimsical peony print in vivid shades of violet and reds. This represents prosperity, good fortune and happiness. Both Vivienne Tam and HP hope to bring you all of the above with a special sweepstakes in the spirit of Fashion Week.

You can enter for a chance to win this rare accessory and a look straight off the Vivienne Tam Spring 2009 runway here!!

Best of luck!!

Your Lashes will Love You


I was cursed with the shortest lashes ever! No matter how much mascara I put on they never seem to resemble the lushcious lashes that they depict on the ads! So that is why I desperately need the giveaway item given by Bees who Buzz

Bees who Buzz is an adorable site full of the most amazing giveaways! Currently they are having a giveaway for LashFood Eyelash Conditioning Stimulant which is worth a $129 value! LashFood is a new natural conditioning stimulant for thicker, stronger and more beautiful lashes in just 2 to 4 weeks!

LashFood’s breakthrough natural ingredients, including Biotin an essential vitamin, Arginine a natural amino acid, and herbal extracts, helps promote the natural growth and strength of eyelashes and eyebrows. The result: your lashes become thicker, darker, and longer with this revolutionary conditioner. LashFood retails for $129.00 and will last up to 5 months!!

Click here to enter!
Contest ends on March 13th (Hey maybe it will be a lucky Friday the 13th if you win this!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Giveaway Time!!

*This giveaway is closed! Cheryl F won! Look out for more giveaways!*

Recently one of my lovely readers, Lianna Knight approached me with the offer of her handmade cards set to giveaway to one of my lovely readers! Lianna is currently on a quest to raise money in order to pay for IVF treatments in hopes of having a baby, and she has set up an Etsy shop, Greeting Cards for our Garden. She is also such a sweetheart and offers so many amazing giveaways on her blog in order to help raise awareness of her quest! She currently has two giveaways going on until February 22nd for an amazing hand-painted sign on her Thou Be a Knight blog (here) and an amazing Avon set on her Growing our own Garden Blog (here)



When I went onto her Etsy site to take a look at her cards I was captivated by the simple elegance of each card! Her cards really do convey a sense of elegance yet they are pretty funky at the same time! I really loved her "Many Chicks" set of cards which would be perfect since spring is just around the corner! I really love all the little details that she puts into her cards and I'm pretty sure that this will not be lost on the lucky recipients of her lovely cards.



The Giveaway!

What is up for grabs is a card set of your choice from Lianna's Etsy store (up to $14)!! These are perfect for many occasions and everyone loves handmade cards! They give an extra touch to any occasion!


How to Enter:

Entering is easy and there are many different ways in which you can gain extra entries!

1) Visit Lianna's Etsy store Growing our Own Garden and tell me which is your favourite design, the one you want to win for one entry


2) If you become a follower you gain four additional entries


3) If you are currently one of my lovely followers you get six entries (Just let me know!)


4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries


5) If you blog about this contest and let me know with a link, you get five more entries


6) If you visit Lianna's blog and leave her a comment, let me know for two extra entries


7) If you buy anything from Lianna's blog you get ten additional entries


Wow so that's possibly 29 entries if you do everything!!
And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)


The giveaway will end on February 29th where I will draw the winner using a number randomizer and the winner will be announced on March 1st!

Sweet Cupcakes

Mmmm I love cupcakes soooo much!! They are like little cakes which is the beauty of it, because its just like having a cake all to yourself! That is why if you are a cupcake lover you will love this giveaway!!
Head on over to Sweet Irie for her Cupcake Love Giveaway!! It truly is an amazing giveaway! I never knew so many cupcake realted items could exist! She will be giving away THREE separate cupcake love goodie bags!!! With one grand prize winner and two runner ups!

Included in this giveaway:

1 crocheted Cupcake from Crocheted Little Things, value $10.00!
1 5 oz. Cupcake Hair Conditioner from Cozy Moments, value $10.00!
2 glass fused Cupcake magnets from Jamie Burress, value $12.00!
3 Cupcake cell phone charms from My Flat in Paris Couture, value $20.00!
1 super cute Cupcake necklace from Bead Passion, value $5.95!
2 Cupcake sticker sets (10 ea.) from the Tiny Fig, value $8.50!
1 Cupcake card set (6) from Simply Sentimental, value $20.00!
1 matching Cupcake gift tags (6) from Simply Sentimental, value $8.00!
1 Baby Cakes Bakery Gift Certificate, value $20.00!
1 5x7 My Lovely Cupcake print from RKDsign, value $7.00
2 ACEO's from RKDsign, value $10.00
2 Cupcake gift tags from RKDsign, value $3.00
2 Cupcake stickers from RKDsign, value $3.00
1 Ellie loves Cupcakes postcard from RKDsign, $5.00
1 She Loves Cupcakes magnet from RKDsign, $5.00
1 Cupcake wristlet key chain from Sweet Irie, value $6.50

Total value of $154.00!! Wow!!

You have until Febuary 24th to enter!
Click here!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Almost Giveaway Time!

I'll be having a giveaway soon! So look out for it!! =)

Green Lovelies

Prissy Green is having an amazing eco-friendly giveaway!

For the contest she has split it so that there will be three winners:


1 Winner for the Stop Wars Tee

In addition to being 100% American-made and sweatshop free, this shirt is also manufactured with 100% organic cotton, meaning no pesticides are used in the crops growth. and this is also a giveaway item. The shirt is a size SMALL.


1 winner for the Scrub and Chocolate bar

The Scrub is a sugar based scrub that is blended with 9 natural oils! And the Bloomsberry & Co Climate Change Chocolate Milk is wrapped with all this eco/green tips such as, "eating more vegetarian meals and eating less meat reduces carbon emmissions and gives you an excuse to try new recipes." All Natural, Premium, Kosher Milk chocolate (34% cocoa)

1 winner for the Pashmina Shawl Wrap

The one you can win is orchid (lavender) and has an awesome flower pattern on it!

You have until Febuary 19th and it's only open to US residents!!


Click here to enter!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane

This is one of the most amazing giveaways that I have seen because it gives you the ability of choice...and no not a choice of what colour you would like the earings in or what type of beauty product you like...but the choice of destination! That's right you read correctly, this giveaway is for traveling!



An Island Life is giving away a $200 voucher on Southwest Airlines!! You use this voucher towards travel anywhere Southwest flies! This is seriously an awesome giveaway!! You have until Febuary the 18th to enter so hurry!!
Click here to enter!! Only open to US residents!

I'm a Barbie Girl, in a Barbie World

Everyone seems to be catching the Barbie craze and I can see why! Barbie has been in countless little girls lives and she is a major memory of a great childhood! That is why Beauty Junkies Unite is giving away a limited edition piece of makeup history? You can win a Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can in Foxy Doll from now until February 28th!



This set contains:- 3 Pan Palette with a shimmering soft wheat eyeshadow, a shimmering golden brown eyeshadow, and a matte soft berry cheek color- Lip Glaze in Foxy (sheer tangerine)- Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara in Black

It’s SO easy. All you have to do is leave her a comment saying why you’d like to have this! You can enter once a day too so even more chances!!! Open to residents of the US only!

Click here to enter!

Converse Love


Head on over to My Fashion Life in order to win a pair of limited edition Converse shoes! Converse have recently hooked up with British rock artists Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne and The Who to release a limited edition collection. The collaboration with The Who is in-store now and My Fashion Life has a pair of Converse from the line up for grabs!


The giveaway ends on Febuary 23rd and is only open to US residents.


Click here to enter!

iTunes, myTunes


Head on over to Christian Personal Finance for your chance to win a $50 gift card to iTunes. It's your lucky day because apparently the winner of last weeks $25 gift card never responded and out of the goodness of CPF's heart, they decided to add it onto this weeks giveaway!



Click here to enter!!

Guess Who's Back?


Well after a long break, I'm back! Hope that you have all had a wonderful Valentine's Day spent with the ones you love! I got to spend it with the one I love and I had an amazing time! My boyfriend took me to Yew at the Four Seasons which was this beaufiful resturant with the most amazing touches.
The decor was amazing and the lounge served for an intimate setting with great drinks! I loved the idea of the open kitchen so you could see your diner being prepared.

We had the yummy Lover's Sharing Menu which started off with a dozen raw oysters with six different sauces to accommodate them. I also loved the bread basket that they brought which had these amazing bread sticks. The main course was a surf and turf with two amazing steaks on a bed of lightly seasoned baby potatoes with a lobster tail over mac and cheese. The mac and cheese was sooo good, I was inspired to learn how to make my own instead of the one from the box. Dessert was a Chocolate Ecstasy Cake with a raspberry compote on the side with a white chocolate heart. And they offered us these amazing almonds and heart shaped jam filled shortbread as a souvenir. If you are ever in Vancouver, I would highly recommend Yew!

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bling Bling

Lucky Magazine is having the most amazing and drool worthy giveaway ever!! They are giving away girl's best friend....DIAMONDS!!! And lots of other amazing jewelry! Seriously I wanted to cry when I realized that only residents of the USA could enter!! Booo!!



Up for grabs are:


Enter here to win one of five shopping sprees from Whiteflash —worth $2,000 each!


Enter here to win one of five shopping sprees from Ice.com—worth $2,000 each!!
Enter here to win one of three rings from Melinda Maria—worth $3,350 each!



Enter here to win one of three necklaces from Ritani—worth $3,384 each!

Enter here to win one of six ring and earring sets from Helen Ficalora—worth $1,735 each!


Enter here to win one of 11 necklaces from Fortunoff—worth $995 each! Enter here to win one of two sets of bangles from C. Greene—worth $7,000 each!

The Best Kinds of Mystery!

I had to break my blogging break to tell you about his awesome giveaway!! Musings of a Muse is partnering up with The Body Shop to have an amazing giveaway that'll feature many of the brand new items from The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Spring Collection!

Included in this amazing prize is:

Each day, one of 14 different beauty blogs is giving out a clue to a different product on The Body Shop website, so have no fear if you miss out on this one! There are still many chances to win! For a list of other blogs that will be taking part in The Body Shop Moroccan Mystery please visit The Body Shop Blog.


Hurry this is a giveaway that only lasts for 24 hours!!


Click here to enter!! (Only open to US residents)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Escape From Winter


Who doesn't want to get away on a tropical island away from the cold? I know I could use one! And with the groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter, it seems as if bad weather is here to stay...at least for a while. The next best thing to sipping a cool drink on a warm beach would be a freebie! Okay maybe it's not the next best thing...but who doesn't love a freebie?




The first 10,000 to respond will receive a free Glade PlugIns Scented Oil warmer along with a Hawaiian Breeze refill and a Glade coupon! How cool is that??



Click here to enter!! Only open to US residents!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Twenty One!

Sorry I haven't been updating, but I just celebrated my 21st birthday yesterday! Sadly the groundhog saw his shadow so there will be six more weeks of winter =( But maybe he just wanted to grab a snack because it was so sunny today!! I'm going to take a break because school is getting way to hectic! Thanks for understanding!!