Thursday, March 31, 2011

Giveaway Day 11 and 12!

Today is giveaway day 11 and 12 (becuase I am behind, again :(!!!)
Check out these awesome blogs and their giveaways!

$30 Gift Certificate to B. Inspired Vintage
from
B. Inspired Mama

Set of Decorative Tiles
from
Dew This


Vintage Inspired Sunbonnet Sue Flour Sack Dish Towels
from
Puddle Jumper Creations


Handpainted Window Sill Sitter
from
Strokes of Magic

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Giveaway Day~ Day 10!!!!

Today is my giveaway day!!! I am soooo excited!!! I hope everyone is as excited as I am!

I will be giving away two prizes but to ONE lucky person. Here is a picture of my first giveaway; it is a pink ladybug glass necklace!!

The other prize that the winner will recieve is another glass tile but this one will be a custom photo necklace. I will inform the winner they won, they will need to respond within 48 hours and provide me with their photo they want their necklace to be. This will need to be done within 48 hours after they respond to winning. I hope that makes sense.


PLEASE Read the Rules: You must leave a separate comment for each additional entry. If it says 2 extra entries, leave two comments with the same information. Also, please leave your email so I can contact you if you are the winner! Also, if you do not complete the mandatory entry, your extra entries will not be valid for this giveaway.
Mandatory Entry:
You must become a public follower of my blog! (If you already are a follower please leave a comment telling me so)
Extra Entries:
•"Like" my Facebook page & leave a comment (1 extra entry)
•Follow me on twitter & leave your twitter name (1 extra entry)
•Share this on facebook & leave a link (2 extra entries)
•Tweet this on twitter & leave a link (2 extra entries)
•Post about this on your blog & leave a link (4 extra entries)
•Put my button on your blog sidebar, page, or blog roll. NOT just in a post & leave a link (5 extra entries)

This giveaway will end April 1st, it isn't a joke!! I will contact the winner April 2nd and you will have 48 hours to respond back. If no response I will choose another winner. The winner will be chosen with random.org

My partner today is Ashley from Ashley Creations
She is givig away two hairbows to two different winners


Have fun and check out the giveaways to come!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Giveaway Day Number 9!

Today's giveaways are:


Custom Applique Shirt
from
Two Plus Jilly


Pretty Spring Necklace
from
Rock N Regalia

Each giveaway is only open for three days, so be sure you hurry over and enter! And check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Giveaway Day Number 8

The Spring Fling is still happening!!! So many awesome blogs and so many awesome giveaways!!!

Don't forget that my blog's giveaway is on March 29th!!!! So come back and check it out!!!

Today's giveaways are:

Every Occasion Dress
from
A Jennuine Life


Bustle Back Spring Dress
from
Wildflowers & Whimsy

Each giveaway is only open for three days so make sure you hurry over and enter! And be sure to check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Giveaway Day number 7

I am sooo sorry I am behind, I am catching up now. I went out of town and have had some pregnancy scares and problems... Please check out all the fabulous giveaways!!


Handmade Purse from
Sweet Bee Buzzings


Gift Basket filled with handmade items
from
Lucky 7 Designs

Each giveaway is only open for three days so make sure you hurry over and enter! And be sure to check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Giveaway Day number 6!!!

Here is day number 6 giveaways!!! Do not miss out on these great items!


Cleaning Apron & Magic Erasers
from
Nat Mac's Knick Knacks


Lady Beachy Keen Headband
from
Luxe Boulevard

Don't forget! Each giveaway is only open for three days, so make sure you hurry over and enter! And be sure to check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Giveaway Day 5!!!

Today's giveaways are:


The Bloom Necklace
from
The Simple Sussie


Lovely Mustard Yellow Burlap Flower
from
Sweet Nothings


Diaper & Wipes Case, Owl Plushie + An added surprise...

Each giveaway is only open for three days so make sure you hurry over and enter! And be sure to check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

from
To Sew With Love

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tulle Puff Tutorial

Here is my tutorial post from yesterday. I have been trying so hard to keep up on my blog daily but it is hard. I love my blog though and will continue to try my best!!!

I learned how to do the fabric puff flowers from another blog, Little Miss Momma is where I learned!!! Click HERE for that link!

I wanted to put my spin on it, I am sure its been done before but I hadn't seen it!!! I had a request for a Abby Cadaby First Birthday outfit. I thought and thought and thought, "how can I make the hair puff match and resemble Abby Cadaby?"

Ding Ding Ding, puff clips but use the tulle I used from the tutu!!!

OK here is what you need to start with:
Tulle (the colors you want to make the puff with) and you need to cut many (hard for me to say how many, I cut a bunch and if I need more cut more when I run out) circles, about the size of a pop can but a little smaller.
Felt circles, I use a cordinating color. You will need two if you are making a headband or one if you are making a clip.
Hot Glue
Skinny Elastic or Alligator Clips
Scissors
Here is a picture of the Tulle circles I cut (this is just a small amount of circles, probably need triple this many!

Here is a picture of the felt circles. I needed two cause I made pigtail puff clips.


OK Start with a felt circle and one tulle circle. You need to use both hands and crease it in the middle. THE PICTURES WILL HELP MORE, KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN!


Then turn in around and put hot glue on the bottom, cone part. Then put the first tulle piece in the middle of the felt circle. From there I just start alternating the tulle circle colors and hot gluing them side by side until the felt circle is full. You will have to hold the tulle on the felt circle for a few seconds till the hot glue dries or it will pull up and not stick.

Once you have all your tulle one it will look like this...!!!!

Sometime I trim up the outside edges if there are any pieces sticking out alot.
If you are making a clip you will need a partially lined alligator clip, if you are making a headband you will need the correct length of skinny elastic (IF YOU NEED THE SIZE MEASUREMENTS LET ME KNOW!)


Glue the alligator clip on or glue the skinny elastic on (make sure that it is not twisted) and then glue another felt circle over the skinny elastic.



And the final products!

Day 4 Giveaways!!!!!

Joy @ Momma’s Kinda Crafty has this cute crocheted flower headband she’s giving away:


Jennifer @ My Mommy Can… has these cute satin flower hair clips that she’s giving away:


Come back tomorrow for more……

Day 3 Giveaways!!!

Today's giveaways are hosted by Anna @ ASK ANNA and Krista @ While He Was Napping.


Ask Anna is giving away this gorgeous Chocolate and Salmon Vintage Inspired Necklace


While He Was Napping is giving away this adorable apron.

Each giveaway is only open for three days so make sure you hurry over and enter! And be sure to check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 2 Giveaways!

Today's giveaways are hosted by Suze @ Time Well Spent & Shawna @ A Very Dandoislion Life!

A Time Well Spent is giving away:

An Adorable Tutu and Bow

A Very Dandoislion Life is giving away:

Lovely Handmade Hair Accessories


Remember each giveaway is only open for three days! Make sure you check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Spring Fling has started!!!

Hi everyone!!! I am a little behind but want to get up the two giveaways for the first two days of spring fling. I will also try to update my blog and keep up with my giveaways and posts!

Today's giveaways are by A Crafty Southern Chick and Increasingly Domestic!

A Crafty Southern Chick is giving away these:

Pretty Rosette Earrings

and

Rosette Necklace

And Increasingly Domestic is giving away this:

Rice Neck Heating Pad and a Burt's Bees Polka-Dot Perfect Mani-Pedi kit

Hurry over and enter both of their giveaways! Each giveaway is open for three days only, and you won't want to miss out!!


Be sure you check back tomorrow for more fabulous giveaways!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Check This Out!!!

OK I am sooo sorry I have been MIA so much!!! Here is why...

I have been absolutely drained and there are some days I feel like I can't even function I am sooo tired.

I am 8 weeks and 6 days today, my due date is Oct. 22nd. I will have the baby at least 1 week early but with my track record I have them early so who knows!!!

I will keep everyone updated throughout my pregnancy!!!

Brooke

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Missed Monday...

I was so busy yesterday that I missed my post...I hate that because now it puts me behind and all messed up... Ok so I am going to catch up today and post Monday and Tuesdays post!

Mondays are for updates on me and my family...and to let you know what is coming up for this week so...

My family is great! Last Friday my kids had the day off, Lauren, my oldest, went and stayed with my mom cause she wasn't feeling the best. The other two kiddos went with me to the city. We went to old navy, JoAnns, Chipotle, Burger King, and Target. It was a fun trip and the kids were great! I got some new crafting stuff at JoAnns and can't wait to use it!

The plans for this week, in my life and here on the blog, should be awesome!!!

Tuesday (Today) - Tulle Puff Clip Tutorial
and we have MOPS today!

Wednesday - I will be sharing a #2 Pink and Zebra Birthday Outfit I completed!

Thursday - I will be reviewing a bow holder and a ladies new company!!! This should be lots of fun!
I also have a doctors appointment and possibly a big surprise!!!!

Friday - I am hoping that the weather gets warm and nice! The kids and I will get out and get some fun pictures! I will be posting these!

Thank you so much for your patience and I will be getting Tuesdays (todays) tutorial up later today, after MOPS and during nap time!!!!

Brooke

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Fling Sneak Peek- 14 Days of Giveaways!!



Spring Fling is right around the corner! It all starts on March 20th!!!! April from Wildflowers & Whimsy is putting on this great Spring Fling!!! Who would not love 14 days of giveaways, 2 great blogs a day participating. If you did the math that means 28 awesome blogs and 28 awesome items for giveaway!!! Click on the Spring Fling button above to see all of the blogs and giveaways!

Check out what I am giving away on March 29th! Ashley @ Ashley Creations will also be doing her giveaway on that day too! Here is the Link to her blog, check her out! Click on her button!
Button


Here is my giveaway item!


Check back on the 29th because there will be a surprise added to my giveaway!!!!!
Brooke

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Xyngular Review

I want to start by thanking Laci Friend!!! She contacted me to try and review her products! She has been fabulous with getting me all the information I need and keeping in contact the whole time. Here is her contact information so you can get started on this program!:

Laci Friend
Email: lacidfriend@yahoo.com
Website: http://xyngular.com/lacifriend
Facebook link: Click HERE

I am going to start off by giving a little bit of basic information about xyngular. There are 6 products, xyng global fruit juice, xyng, lean shake, accelerate, cheat, and flush. The whole package together is called ignite. This is an 8 day program but you can continue to maintain through 8 weeks or you can do the 8 days again (depending on how much weight you have or want to lose).
Here is what Laci said about the ignite program, "When someone orders the ignite package.......they get 30 days worth of the global blend juice, xyng, and lean shake.....they get 60 days worth of cheat, accelerate and flush. When the package arrives someone can just add those to their current lifestyle or choose to kickstart the program with the 8 day eating plan. So we chose the 8 day eating plan and followed it...you eat 5-6 times a day and do not get hungry...when our 8 days was over, we went back to eating "normal", watched our calories, and finished out those products (that last 30 and 60 days)....then when we ran out, we just ordered xyng and cheat...most people maintain on 1-3 products....depending on what they like. when ordering ignite, it is about $8/day...but you would spend that on 3 meals anyway, or one meal out to eat, so it is really affordable. If someone does not want to commit to the ignite package, they can order any single product or make up their own combonation of products they want to try!"

You can also listen to this and get more information!
This is an amazing recorded call to listen to: 916-233-3990 Pin: 37240#

Here are pictures of Laci and her husband!
The first pic in the collages is the before pic, the second pic is after the 8 days of ignite, and the last pic is after the 8 weeks of maintaining!





Now I would like to share our experience from XYNGULAR! My husband was the one to review the products, I will fill everyone in on why later!
He had small samples of each product (except the juice but that is hard to get a sample of and mail it!) The small samples make it hard to get the full effect but we under stand that is how Laci needs to do it or all her products would be gone and that would be expensive for her to give all her stuff away!!!

My husband really liked the Xyng!! It gave him extra energy and the one part about it that he would like to get the full effect of is helping him sleep. We will probably by this product to see if it will help him sleep better (MUCH healthier than prescription sleeping pills)

The cheat is a very awesome product!!!! It is the first food sprinkle! It is tasteless and effective. It has been clinically proven to reduce weight and eliminate 25% of calories eaten! It is also FDA approved!

The Lean Shake was pretty good!
LEAN is a breakthrough power amino acid and protein
vanilla smoothie formulated to:
• Satisfy appetite
• Reduce food cravings
• Support fat metabolism
• Increase sustained energy
• Use as a meal replacement

The Flush my husband has not used yet. He wanted to wait until he starts the diet, so it doesn't just get wasted. It sounds awesome and we are both excited about doing the ignite program but it will be a little while before we do this.
FLUSH is a gentle organic, highly effective daily colon cleanse
formulated to:
• Decrease bloating to create a flatter stomach*
• Boost fat burning*
• Support weight loss*
• Improve digestion*
• Remove pollutants and toxins*
• Improve absorption of supplements*
• Restore energy*

I totally recommend these products to everyone and I can't wait to do the ignite program with my husband sometime in the near future!

Here is a little more from Laci! " I am looking for people everywhere in the US and abroad that would like to make a substantial secondary income...so easy. someone can start a biz with 20.00$ and a product order. They refer people to their own free website and then when people purchase products, they get a referral check. In a down economy, the weight loss and energy industry has seen substantial increase...and it is so natural...everyone is looking for more energy or a healthy way to lose weight and keep it off...when you have success with the products and feel amazing you will be excited to share how your friends and family can do it too.....people ask us all the time, what are you doing? I have made $2000.00 in just 2 months! the company is only 15 months old and in 36 countries and debt free! It is incredible...has been great for me as a stay at home mom! "

Blog Update

Hi everyone!!! I am going to start trying to do my blog a little different, hoping that it will keep me more organized and help me blog everyday, or at least 5 days a week!, like I want to!
Mondays will be an update on me and my family and what the week will bring...
Tuesdays will be Tutorial Tuesdays
Wednesdays will be projects that I have completed and want to share!
Thursdays will be reviews and/or sharing something from a fellow bloggers blog (that I love and/or want to try)
Friday will be just a random thought, story, or pictures!!!

Saturday and Sunday will be hit and miss. I always get caught up and busy with my family. I hope to blog during the weekend but don't want to promise anything!

OK stay tuned for my review today!!! It is fabulous and many will want to read up and look into this product more!!
Brooke

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Glass Tile Necklaces

Here is another fun craft I love to do! There are soooo many possiblities and all ages love them! I love matching the colored ball chain necklaces with the graphics too!

Here is the purple owl tile!


Check out this fun and super cute Pink Owl Tile!


Gotta love the PEACE SIGNS!!! Here is a brown and pink peace sign tile!


And last but not least~ KANSAS CITY ROYALS Tile Necklace!


I love doing these and will have a tutorial very soon! Brooke
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