Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pick Your Plum Giveaway

Hello friends!  Great news!  It's time for another fab giveaway with a company I adore!  I've teamed up with Utah based company, Pick Your Plum, for a prize pack you don't want to miss out on!

What's better than winning a Plum box full of great goodies for one person?  Winning a Plum box full of great goodies for TWO people! (Obvi.)  That's right!  If you win, you also get a prize box full of awesomeness for your BFF!  So, be sure to share the giveaway with YOUR friends, because if THEY win, just maybe they will remember which of their amazing friends referred them.  (Good thinking, eh?  And they say all those bad things about blondes.  Hmph.)
Go here to enter.


Sneak Peek: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party

Wow!  Time is flying here.  For you too?  We've celebrated another birthday at our house.  Max is now three!  And he'll proudly tell you, if you ask him, but it comes out sounding more like "free".  When he's naughty, he is "free"... for the taking.  Any takers?  (Kidding... kind of.)

I'm almost done with a great recap of his Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday, but in the meantime, here are a few teaser images, just for fun!

Meeska-- Mooska-- Mickey Mouse!

P.S.  those super cute Mickey Oreos and cake pops are from Bella's Bakery & Bowtique.  Awesome, right?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A STAR SPANGLED Giveaway worth over $700


Jen Carver here from Banner Events with a special star-spangled giveaway just in time for your 4th of July celebrations! I am so excited to be teaming up with Oriental Trading Company, Anders Ruff Custom Designs and several other amazing companies (see below) for a fun nautical themed 4th of July shoot this year! In honor of our collaboration, we thought we'd help you plan your own sparkling event by offering you the chance to win over $700 in prizes perfect for your next celebration!

Without further adieu, here are the contest sponsors & prizes!

1. Oriental Trading Company (Prize: 2- $25 OTC gift cards-- $50 total value.) As the nation's largest direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts & crafts, toys & novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies, home decore and giftware, Oriental Trading Company is a fantastic source for all things party & crafts! If you love to have fun AND save money, be sure to check out the tens of thousands of products they offer for every season and every celebration. Finding creative ideas for creating personalized party favors or coming up with a unique event is so easy when you shop their huge assortment of exclusive birthday party themes for boys or girls. Oriental Trading's website and catalog are full of fun, new and exciting ideas and products! Do you know what else I love? Every purchase is backed by a 110% "Lowest Price Guarantee", which means they are committed to offer you the best value for your dollar! Two winners will receive: a $25 gift card to use towards products from Oriental Trading Company.

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2. Banner Events (Prize: $75 of online event planning services.) From concept to conclusion, at Banner Events we believe in taking the hassle out of event planning so you can BE a guest at your own party! Our specialty is bringing beauty, fun and whimsy to children's birthday party designs and dessert tables. One winner will receive: Online event planning services to include an inspiration board based on one party theme (winner's choice) with ideas for: decor, food, drink, desserts, favors, entertainment, & activity/games plus a suggested vendor list with contact information & links. {One month notice required. Expires one year from ontest end date. No tangible goods will be sent.}

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3. Anders Ruff Custom Designs (Prize: 5- 4th of July Printable Packages. Total value: $62.50.) Anders Ruff creates unique and stylish customized printable party invitations and decor for events, holidays and special celebrations. Their clients include A-list celebrities, major corporations & top-selling magazines. Five winners will receive: Choice of complete 4th of July printable package. Winners can choose from: Nautical 4th of July Collection, 4th of July Pinwheels Collection or Happy 4th of July Collection.


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4. DecoArt (Prize: Social Artworking Masterpiece Painting Party for 4- $150 value.) With the most complete line of acrylic paints and specialty finishes in the world, DecoArt allows you to imagine, create & discover new possibilities for crafting, DIYing and home decorating. Not only do they offer a variety of products, but quality products. You can use DecoArt products and know you are using a product that will last. One winner will receive: A Statue of Liberty Social Artworking Party for 4, which includes:
4 - 16x20 canvases, paint,4 - Easels, paint brushes, water pails, aprons, transfer paper, tape, wax paper
*To learn more about DecoArt's "Social Artworking", please visit: (

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5. American Crafts (Prize: $50 worth of patriotic crafting supplies). American Crafts creates innovative, well-designed products for scrapbookers & paper crafters. American Crafts is known for fresh, clean product design and friendly, personalized customer service. Products feature bright, vibrant colors and a contemporary feel, inspiring crafters to record their memories in a fun, sophisticated, and stylish way. One winner will receive: a $50 prize pack of patriotic American Crafts supplies.

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6. 4 Kids Cakes (Prize: 1 dozen fondant cupcake toppers. $25 value.) 4 Kids Cakes is a small Mom-owned business dedicated to providing custom cakes,
cupcakes, & cakepops (+ other yummy desserts like macarons & chocolated covered Oreos). Specializing in fondant & chocolate sculptures -
if you can think it, they can create it for you in cake! One winner will receive: 1 dozen fondant cupcake toppers, shipped U.S. One month notice required. No orders in June.)

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7. Make it Mine Couture (Prize: $25 shop credit. Shipping is winner's responsibility.) Make It Mine Couture is an online children's boutique with hand~made children's clothing, accessories and embroidery designs. All items are custom made. One winner will receive: a $25 shop credit. Shipping not included.

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8. Ribbon Revelry (Prize: a 4th of July ribbon grab bag. $50 value.) Looking for ribbon to coordinate with your next craft, party or home decor project? Ribbon Revelry has ribbon & craft supplies galore, with new inventory being added frequently. One winner will receive: a grab bag of 4th of July ribbon valued at $50.)

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9. Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins (Prize: a $25 shop gift certificate) Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins specializes in custome colored & flavored chocolates to match any theme for birthdays, weddings & more! One winner will receive: a $25 gift certificate for the shop.


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10. Designs by SK - (Prize: 3 red, white & blue paper lanterns & red & white baker's twine. Retail value: $20.) Stephanie Knieriem is the owner & event stylist behind SK designs. With a design degree under her belt, she is all about the details! She can make all your parties & events amazing! No theme is off limits. One winner will receive: 3 patriotic paper lanterns & red & white baker's twine.)


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11. Cupcake Wishes Birthday Dreams (Prize: 1- Yarn Pom Pom garland & 1- personalized printable party pack from the shop valued at $60.)   Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams can create the party of your dreams! Specializing in children's theme parties, showers & girlfriend gatherings, they create custom partyware, offer party space design & fun, decorative cupcakes. One winner will receive: a yarn pom pom garland and a personalized printable party pack from the shop. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promos or giveaways.)
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12. Katarina's Paperie (Prize: one set of invitations and matching notecards from the shop--a $30 value.) Katarina's Paperie is an online boutique that provides handcrafted party designs, pretty accessories and creative packaging to make your every day entertaining and living beautiful & celebrations extra special. One winner will receive: one set of invitations and matching notecards from the shop.
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13. Party On Designs (Prize: 4th of July Party Pack. Total value $38.45 ) Party On! Designs specializes in taking your party theme to a BOUTIQUE style party ... That's right, the Party is ON!! Birthday party ideas, candy buffets, party styling, event planning, dessert buffets for weddings, corporate party events, baby and wedding shower planning & hosting. We design all items from cupcake toppers, party banners, thank you tags, favor gifts, party signs and much, much more. One winner will receive: (3) red/white/blue star balloons, (2) iron on – personalized star with initial, set of 8 party favor tubes with flags for sparkler favors, set of 20 wooden swizzle sticks, perfect for cupcake toppers, drink markers, cake pops & more.

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14. Mady By A Princess (Prize: 1-Set of 18 Limited Edition Patriotic Sparkle Sticks™ valued at $27.) Made by a Princess Parties in Style specializes in party products for all occasions including baby and bridal showers, weddings, birthday parties, and more. They offer a huge selection of shower games with many designs and colors to choose from to match your theme. One winner will receive: 1 set of 18 Limited Edition Patriotic Sparkle Sticks™.


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15. Ten23Designs (Prize: 1- set of nautical vinyl decals. A $20 value.) Ten23 Designs specializes in custom & personalized decals, custom rubber stamps, wooden monograms and more. We also offer a line of personalized gifts & goodies such as engraved jewelry, embellishments. One winner will receive: a sheet of nautical vinyl decals to be used to embellish cups, vases, bottles, home decor + many other possibilities.


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16. Petite Party Studio (Prize: 2- $25 credits to their shop). Rebecca & Shannon are the designers and stylists behind Petite Party Studio. At Petite Party Studio you can find all of the latest trends in celebration supplies & decor along with finding DIY and inspiration ideas on their blog. See it all here at Two winners will each receive: a $25 credit to use towards products in their shop.

Petite Party Studio

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