Sunday, January 2, 2011


WOW the year has flown! I finally can post the winner! My daughter drew the #5.... she was so excited cuz that's how old she will be this year.

You know who you are !! I have e-mailed you and need a response within the next 48 hours.

Now for the new year, please watch for discounts and deals in my etsy shop... I hope to keep updating with my random thoughts and deals of the day. Stay tuned for other giveaways. Thank you for following. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crochet Hat winner!!

Sorry!! We have been in the middle of moving and have not had the internet for almost 3 weeks now!! (sigh).... don't know when it will happen. But I found a way to post the winner!!


Amy.... I have e-mailed you, and you need to respond within the next 48 hours to claim your prize :)

AS for this coming DECEMBER giveaway... I don't have my pics up.... SO I am giving you a CHRISTMAS giveaway of a hat of YOUR CHOICE!!! That's right... any hat in my etsy store... or a custom order!! THe winner will be announced (hopefully ;) on the 31st of December.... good luck!!

You have only 2 ways to enter this time:

*Mandatory entry is to become a follower of this blog!

*Second entry is to blog or FB or tweet about this giveaway.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GREAT DEAL!! Free baby sling

So I get these e-mails from seven slings for a FREE baby sling.
Thought I'd share :)
I personally own one and my little guy just loves it
- which means I LOVE IT!
You can read about the safety standards on their website.
So if you want one just simply enter the code "babies" at checkout...
it will bring your total down to $0.00... then shipping comes out to just over 11 bucks!
an amazing deal.
If you want the gift package which include baby leg warmers and a bracelet.. this code works for that as well... it will bring the total down to only $5.00 - plus the shipping!
I don't know how long this promo code will last but it is great Christmas gifts!

Monday, November 1, 2010

WINNER... and NOVEMBERS Giveaway :)

and the winner is......... #22

dkwsavings said...
I love the new adult flower cap you just added.... very beautiful!!

CONGRATS!! I have e-mailed you, and you have until Nov 3, midnight to respond and let me know what size you would like!! Thank you for entering


It seemed like this hat was most popular from the comments. So until Nov. 30... midnight, I will be giving away the Rose Flower Cap with sage puffy flower to one lucky follower!! Same rules as Octobers giveaway....
*Mandatory entry is to become a follower of this blog

BONUS entries

-blog, FB, tweet about this giveaway (also leave the link)
-add my Etsy button
-"like" me on Etsy
- and tell me what your most FAVORITE item is.... I also love suggestions for new designs ;)


Monday, October 25, 2010

FREE 8X10 Canvas & Photoshop Elements tutorial

This tutorial is about putting 2 pictures together. You are still able to see both pictures, one being very opaque. I love the illusion created when combining 2 different photos.
We will be creating the far bottom right photo!!

Lets get started!! :)

I only have photoshop Elements, if you have Photoshop, I would think that this tutorial will be somewhat similar.
Start out with the background picture. For mine I found a beautiful High Resolution picture off the internet for free. If you would like my same picture, you can go here. Then open up a picture that you would like to overlay on top. (you can see both of the pics I'm planning to use on the bottom left corner)

Crop them both to the same size using the cropping tool

With your background picture on the screen, use the hand tool to drag your #2 picture (the one which will be overlayed) on top. So it will look like this!

Now make #2 picture the same size as #1 by clicking on it and resizing.
I needed to actually crop my #1 picture as I had more excess on the right side.

Now, on the right side is your "opacity"..... you need to have your #2 picture darkened (you can see that it is right under my mouse) I think it might be named "layer 1"... that way this is the layer you are making lighter.

Simply slide it to the left making it less in percentage.... I slid mine all the way down to 33%...that is the opacity I liked. You can play with it and see what your desired end picture is.


I loved my end product! I'd love to see yours :)

*If you also like the textured look, you can apply a texture over the top (creating a 2nd layer) and also tone the opacity on that layer down. I did add a little bit of texture to my photo. It will look great either way.

This was the perfect time to get a beautiful picture like this framed...Canvas people are so generously giving away a free 8x10 canvas here . I actually upgraded mine to a 16 x 20 because the pricing was still so amazing and I wanted a larger canvas.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sundance Global

So recently I became a consultant of Sundance Global, a healthy producer of food storage. I am very passionate about this company as I feel it a necessity for EVERY family to become prepared for any type of crisis. Sundance Global provides that type of security :)
It is so easy to make a Sundance Global meal. You simply add the entire package to boiling water and simmer. Voila!! You have a healthy, gourmet tasting meal - not only for food storage, but it definitely comes in handy for those nights when you just don't feel like cooking. I can guarantee that your family will NOT believe this is food storage.
Now that's the type of food I want to be living on if there was a crisis.... not some #10 can of beans or potato pearls :)

Looks delish right!!

I am being featured on on Friday, Oct. 1. Check it out... I am offering an amazing giveaway and Sundance Global is offering some great discounts. The winner on MyGAT will receive their choice of 8 of the following products. That's $40 worth of delicious food storage! Here is a list of just SOME of the meals Sundance Global distributes, the winner on MyGAT gets to pick 8!
-Tortilla Soup
-Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole
-Creamy Potato Soup (pictured)
-Vegetable Beef Stew
-Chicken Pasta Alfredo (pictured)
-Minestrone Soup
-Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings
-Au Gratin Potatoes with Ham (pictured)
-Pasta Fagioli Soup
-White Cheddar Shells Pasta
-Cheddar Broccoli Soup (pictured)
-Italian Chicken Soup
-Beef Stroganoff
-Potato Cheddar Soup
-Corn Chowder
Click on my Sundance Global button on the sidebar for ways that YOU can receive free food storage :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


What better way to celebrate the opening of my Etsy Shop.....

I have finally finished setting up my blog, which I was hoping to do BEFORE baby #3 arrived back in March-ish.
However, I am COMPLETELY thrilled that I did have the time to "get er done" and SHARE with you my passion!
SO...... what do we have to giveaway you ask!?!?!!
Oh, just my signature FLOWER CAP!
This Flower Cap is hand crocheted none other than by -yours truly- :) It's design is very unique and PERFECT for the upcoming months of COLDNESS.
I am offering to one lucky reader the Burgundy Fuzzy Flower Cap.....
- you let me know the size.
I am so excited for Christmas, and this hat screams "Santa Clause is Comin" to me.

This is how you enter to be eligible for this beauty.

Mandatory entry: Become a FOLLOWER of this blog and leave me a comment you did so!!

BONUS entries (1 extra entry for each) Make sure to leave a separate comment for each additional entry you do.

-Add my ETSY button to your blog *copy and paste to your html in sidebar*
-Take a look around my etsy shop and let me know what your favorite item is.
-Add me as a Favorite on Etsy.
-Facebook, Blog, or Tweet about this giveaway (don't forget to add the link).

Good luck...You have up to 5 chances to win! Giveaway is open to US only, and ends Oct. 31 !!