Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Cuteness

Hope you guys are having a glorious Sunday! Too bad it's the end of the weekend! But these cuties might take the sting out of having to go back to work!





Friday, May 29, 2009

And the Giveaway Winner is........

Sorry this is a bit delayed! Been so busy! But there were 390 entries in total for the Joolwe giveaway for the Blue Topaz heart necklace. So I put all the important info into the random number generator thingy and I got.........


Here are your random numbers:

300 

Timestamp: 2009-05-29 21:37:41 UTC


So the winner is Chris who won by voting for Oliver!! Congrats Chris I will be in contact with you about how to claim your prize!

If you didn't win, don't be bummed there are plenty more prizes to go around! So enter the Tiny Tokens Designs or the Boojiboo giveaway!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Boojiboo: Review and Giveaway!


Are you a domestic goddess? If so Boojiboo aprons are for you….but what if your kitchen style is more take-out than cook-off? Boojiboo aprons are still for you too! No matter how you look at it Boojiboo aprons are great in the kitchen as well as out of it. Put it over your dress when you entertain and serve your guests or even just around the house when you clean! Seriously when you wear an amazing Boojiboo original creation there is no way you can go back to the simple old aprons that make you look like a giant marshmallow!

The Review:

As you may know, Boojiboo was my first product review and I was so excited! Boojiboo is a mother and her two daughter operation that specializes in making amazing retro aprons that are not only stylish but fully functional. Not only does she make aprons for grown-ups but she has matching aprons for your little ones so you can bake and cook in style While their specialty is aprons that is not all they sell because they sell drink coaster and tea towels as well. When she approached me, wondering if I would want to do a review and giveaway, I jumped on the chance! After spending a long and difficult time thinking about what apron to choose to do my review on I finally chose The BELLA Vintage Inspired Pink Lotus Water Lily Full Apron!

When I got the apron I put it on right away and was really impressed not only by the quality and design but just how chic it looked! When my sister first saw it she actually thought that it was a new dress that I had bought and was shocked when I informed her that it was actually an apron! I love how there is a pocket in front so that I can store different utensils and that it is a nice contrast to the dress! I loved how the apron fit and that there were ties for around the neck and around the waist that nicely contrasted the fabric of the apron and allowed for the apron to be adjusted to the wearer’s preference. The details that are put in this apron are amazing and how the top part of the apron is tight fitting and streamlined, how there is a very flattering sweetheart neckline and the apron then flows down into a flowy skirt.

If you want to get one of these amazing aprons head on over to Boojiboo! They are so affordable for only $28.75 for the apron that I received. I love the selection of different fabrics and styles that are offered and trust me with 5,105 sales these aprons sell like hotcakes! And if you have your eye on a certain apron in a certain fabric act fast because sometimes they only have a limited amount of aprons in certain fabrics, and you might be disappointed if you don’t get the fabric you love!

The Interview:

Lets get to know a little bit more about the talented designer behind Boojiboo! Here is her interview:

Name: Valda
Name of shop: Boojiboo
Location: Los Angeles

Favourite item from your shop: My favorite item would have to be the BELLA apron in the Canary Birdseed fabric, the birdies are just too cute, and the Bella is my favorite apron style.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm a Mother to four kids, two boys and two girls. Besides sewing, knitting and crocheting are my favorite hobbies! I'm a grandma as well, but I have 'granddogs' (two boxers, Maggie and Stinky!) rather than grandkids. They keep me company while the kids are at work and school.

When and what made you want to open up your shop? I've always loved creating things, ever since I was a little girl. I would stay up for hours embroidering/hand-sewing pieces of fabric together. It was therapeautic for me, and I could always feel accomplished because I was able to make something myself. After I got married and the kids grew up, I had more time to myself and decided to pick up my hobbies again. When I realized I could make money doing what I love, Boojiboo started!

Creation process: We don't make one apron at a time, on average about 50-60 a week. I will spend 1-2 days cutting all the fabric, 3-4 days of non-stop sewing, and then 1-2 days of ironing, folding, and packing the aprons. Sometimes it's a little less, sometimes a little more, it all depends on how many I need to cut, which styles I need more of, and how many custom orders I may have.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?
I've always had a love for vintage things. I would dream of living in the 50's and 60's, everything was so glamorous back then! When i think "retro", flirty skirts and hour glass figures co me to mind, I think that is emphasized in our Bella apron. My daughters also have a say in the overall design of an apron, and ultimately give the 'yay' or 'nay'. They sort of guarantee the aprons will appeal to all generations and not just mine.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
I think I'd like to be a dog. But not any dog, I want to be one of Oprah's dogs. They must live a life of luxury!

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?I would like to have the ability to fly. It would be so much quicker to travel, and much cheaper, too :)

The Giveaway:




Boojiboo was kind enough to offer the winner any apron of their choice!! So if you already own one why not get one for your little girl so that she will match with Mommy? This giveaway is valued at $28.75!

How to Enter:

1) Go to Boojiboo’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!
2) If you favourite her shop you get two extra entries leave me your etsy name please!
3) Visit Boojiboo’s blog and give her some blog love by commenting for three entries (please let me know what post you commented on!)
4) If you become a new follower you get four more entries
5) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)
6) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries
7) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries
8) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)
9) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! 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 contest will run until June 21st! And is open to all!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the Winner is................


I finally managed to figure out all the entries from the Luccicare Giveaway because a bunch of people had purchased items from her shop and I just had to verify them! So sorry for the delay! There were 422 entries in total! wooo looks like you guys love these charms! Without further ado, the winner was:


Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:271
Timestamp: 2009-05-27 01:43:02 UTC


Yay congrats to Karin!! She had purchased three beads from Luccicare and now she can add two more to her collection!!!


Don't forget to enter my other contests!! The Joolwe contest will be ending tomorrow, we have the Tiny Tokens Designs Contest and the Boojiboo contest will be launched tomorrow!!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tiny Tokens Designs: Interview and Giveaway!!

I love the handstamped jewelry that is out there and Tiny Tokens Designs is an amazing shop on etsy that specializes in handcrafted, hand stamped artisan jewelry. The designer Sandi Bahr creates her designs using sterling silver, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and semi-precious gemstones. Her goal is to ensure that she creates quality jewelry that you will always treasure.

I love it how Sandi offers free adjustments to all her necklaces and bracelets because I have such small wrists and hands that most conventional bracelets don’t fit and fall off me. Sandi is more than willing to work alongside you in order to ensure that your dream creation will become a reality and there are many ways in which you can customize each piece to your own liking. I love how that each letter is hand-stamped so you never get the same look and each design is unique and special. Sandi prides herself on getting her items made and within the mail within two days and if there is a delay of more than three days she will e-mail you to inform you of the slight delay! Now that is what I call great customer service! She believes that if the buyer took the time to look at my items and buy from her why can’t she take the time to make them their item as soon as possible? Glad to know she’s not the type that will make you wait for 2-3 weeks!


I really love the necklaces that have a special saying and that have a special little charm that corresponds to the saying. For example the Key to My Heart Necklace has a key and a heart along with the tag that you personalize!


Here is her interview:


Name: Sandi Bahr

Name of
shop: Tiny Tokens Designs (www.tinytokensdesigns.etsy.com)

Location: Brentwood C
alifornia

Favorite item from your shop:


I have a few, the dandelion necklace, circle of names and the couples necklace.

Tell us a little bit about
yourself: I am a stay at home mom with three children ages 21, 9, and 7. I have always been a very creative person and always wanting to try new things. I have been beading almost my entire life, I guess since the first time my mom took me into Beadazzled in the mall when I was a kid.

When and what made you want to open up your shop?


I had been selling on eBay for about three years and I grew very tired of the auction environment.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:


I decide on a design, figure how it will be laid out on the metal that I am using. I then stamp the metal with steel letters or designs, oxidize it with an oxidation solution, buff and polish and then assemble the piece of jewelry.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? From my family and nature.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?


A cat because they always look very confidant and independent.

If you could have one su
per power what would it be and why?


To turn back time so that I can finish all of my half done projects, fix the mistakes that I have made.




The Giveaway:


Sandi was kind enough to offer the winner two (1/2’’) discs necklace on the winner’s choice of chain (snake or bead ball) or length (16”. 18”, 20”). This necklace is valued at $25!



How to Enter:


1) 1)Go to Sandi’s etsy shop (www.tinytokensdesigns.etsy.com) and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!


2) 2)If you favourite her shop you get two extra entries leave me your etsy name please!


3) 3)If you become a new follower you get four more entries


4) 4) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)


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


6) 6)If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries. It can be anywhere on your blog..just send me the link!


7) 7) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)


8) 8)If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered! There are the Luccicare and the Joolwe giveaways going on so far!


Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! 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 contest will run until June 14th!

Giveaway Reminder!

You only have two more days to enter my Luccicare Giveaway and only four more days to enter my Joolwe giveaway so hurry up and enter!!

Sorry I have been so MIA, it`s just that my mouth really hurts from my wisdom teeth being yanked out that I am in no mood to do anything but sleep! But I`ll be back soon!

Click here to enter the Luccicare Giveaway and here to enter the Joolwe giveaway!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This will be your New Sidekick



Head on over to nitro:licious because they are giving away an awesome prize! They are giving away the newly released T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009!! So if you are needing a new phone or heck just because you love the sidekick make sure to enter!

Click here to enter! Only open to US residents and open until June 3!

The Worst Experience Ever!

(Poor kid just found out about the joys he will face in the dentist's chair)

Uggh I'm in pain! I just got my wisdom tooth taken out yesterday and let me just say it is an experience I never want to go through ever again! I didn't get put under which was my number one mistake and instead I got localized shot. I seriously should have closed my eyes because when I saw the size of the needle I wanted to freak out! The dentist told me to relax but I couldn't....I mean the needle was the size of half of my arm! The pulling of the tooth part was so sureal because I couldn't feel anything....but I could hear everything....like the drilling since he had to break the tooth apart because it refused to come out and finally the loud cracking sound when my stubborn tooth finally decided to come out!



But I must say there were funny parts to my experience, I loved the cool feeling of not being able to feel my face and it lead to many interesting experiences! I usually don't look at a mirror when I put on my lip gloss....BIG mistake! I couldn't feel my face and I ended up smearing lip gloss all over my face without noticing it! And I walked around for the longest time! And since I couldn't feel my face I didn't even notice that I was drooling! =( and when my boyfriend called me that night he made me laugh and I had so much spit in my mouth it flew everywhere....so I decided to sleep with a towel. Sorry if that was TMI!



So note to everyone, get put under if you pull your teeth.....because I still have the hibbie jibbies just thinking about it =(

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oliver and I NEED your Help!!


You guys are awesome and amazing readers and thank you for reading my blog! Recently I entered Oliver into a contest for the cutest pet! And I think Oliver is the cutest (although I may be a teeny bit biased!) Anyways Oliver needs your votes to win!

Please go here to cast your vote for Oliver by leaving a comment! Oliver is Contestant #3!! You can enter everyday! As an extra incentive, every vote you cast for Oliver will get you an extra entry in my giveaways!! So if you vote for him ten times you get ten extra bonus entries in any of the contests I have going on! Doesn't that sound like a fair trade off?

Yay for Boojiboo!


I'm excited to announce I finally know when the Boojiboo giveaway is going to happen! It's going to happen next Wednesday, May 27th (or so)! I know that Boojiboo giveaways are always super popular so I'm just going to give you a heads up! Mark it down on your calender cause you'll be super sad if you missed out!! =( So can't wait to see your responses when next Wednesday!!

Anyways back to my 2000 word essay I go! =(

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Deals and Steals, Freebies too!

I have decided to start a new little feature, Deals and Steals where basically I`ll be informing you guys of any great deals, discounts, or freebies out there! Hope you guys like it and take advatage of it!!! =)



Get a free Poise Sample Kit! Click here!


On May 21, between 12:00pm and 5:00 pm, try a free small Tim Hortons Iced Coffee at participating Tim Hortons!

Get a sample of After Sun Body Butter from Wal-Mart! US residents only! Click here to get your free sample!


This Saturday Old Navy will be having a one day sale where all solid colour flip flops will only be one dollar!! This is your time to stock up for multiple pairs to go with your many different outfits!


MmmmmM if you love Krispy Creme doughnuts, this will make you jump up and down with joy! On Saturday May 23 a dozen of their yummy glazed doughnuts will only be 99 cents! That`s right you read correctly!! Make sure to phone your nearest location in advance to see if they will be having the deal first!

You can get free samples from John Frieda: Brilliant Brunette® Liquid Shine Illuminating Shampoo (.28 oz.) and Brilliant Brunette® Liquid Shine Illuminating Conditioner (.28 oz.). Open to US residents only! Click here for the form!

It`s Summer Time! Palm Tree Giveaway


The Life and Times of the Perry Family are giving away an amazing palm tree necklace from Mademoiselle Jewelry! The exact same design that Kate Hudson wore in the hilarious movie Fools Gold!

Click here to enter and make sure to mention that I sent you over (the giveaway diva) for an extra entry!

Wii Fit Giveaway!


I love the wii fit it truly is an awesome way to get fit because you are having so much fun you don`t even realize that your getting exercise which is perfect for me because I hate working out!!

Dr. Dolgoff is giving away a Wii Fit to two fans on Facebook. There are two ways to win:

1) If they reach 500 Facebook fans by 11:59PM on May 31st, they'll give away a free Wii Fit to a randomly selected fan! Just become a fan and you'll be automatically entered to win!

2) Help them reach the goal by tweeting about the giveaway or commenting on their wall , and you'll be entered into an additional drawing to win both a Wii Fit AND a 3-month membership to their national online program.

Don't have a Facebook account? You should sign up for an account! It's FREE and the signup is a snap, plus it is very entertaining! Just head onto the facebook page to enter!

Sunday Cuteness

Hi all! Hope your weekend was great! I had an amazing time at my friend's bachlorette party can't wait for the next one!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm so Excited!


I am going to be attending my first ever bachelorette party in a few short hours! I am so excited because heck the first of any new experience is always exciting! So as a result I will be MIA and Sunday cuteness might have to be postponed to Monday! I hope you guys are all having an amazing weekend and what are your plans?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Don't Forget....

to enter my two giveaways!!

ahha I'm just heading to bed and my head is fried so I just thought I would do some shameless promo:

Enter to win the Luccicare Pandora Beads Contest here

and enter to win the blue topaz heart necklace from joolwe.com here!

=)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Devil is not the only one that Loves Prada: Giveaway!


Ideeli is so awesome! They always have the most amazing sales where you can get up to 80% off amazing designer goodies! But something that is even better than deeply discounted goodies is the fact that they hold many giveaways on a regular basis! Lucky us! Up for grabs is an amazing Prada Leather Pocket Tote! How amazing is that?


Click here to enter now! Hurry! You only have 20 hours left to enter!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!


Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Click on the link above in order to win this amazing dress which would be perfect for warm summer nights! Isn't that the cutest dress ever? And best of all it is custom made so it will be the best fit ever! Once you get clothes tailored to fit your proportions you will never want to go back to wearing off the rack again!

Notebook Clutch: Vivienne Tam HP Digital Clutch Giveaway


Over at StyleList they are giving away an amazing Vivienne Tam HP Digital Clutch!! The computer matches Tam's Spring '09 collection with the gorgeous red peony "China Chic" design. It boasts a 10" display, while weighing only 2.45 libs. Plus the keyboard has a double happiness Chinese symbol on the shift key! How cute is that?

This giveaway is only open to Canadian and US residents!
Click here to enter! Hurry you have until the 18th!


Victoria Secret Freebie: Bling Panties!


If you are a member of Victoria Secrets Pink Nation you can get a free limited edition bling panty...tres cute! =) They have lots of great discounts and of course major freebies!

Click here to get your bling panty!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day and Sunday Cuteness!

Just wanted to wish all you moms or mommys to be Happy Mothers Day and much love and appreciation for all that you do! I hope everyone is doing something extra special for their moms...I know I am! =)

In honour of Mother's Day, Sunday Cuteness will be focusing on Moms! =)