Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ipsy December 2013 // Celebration!

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share with you about a fun company I've recently come across called Ipsy which is a monthly beauty subscription service. The way Ipsy works is it's $10 a month (shipping is free unless you live outside of the U.S.) and they send you five high-end beauty products each month. The neat thing about this subscription service - and what made me want to subscribe over other similar services such as Birchbox - is that Ipsy usually sends full sized products, and if they aren't full sized they are deluxe samples. Other beauty subscription services that I've looked into usually just send tiny samples, but with Ipsy I've gotten mostly full sized high end beauty products, and each month's bag always pays for itself several times over with the value of the bag compared to the $10 price. For example this month's bag only cost me $10, but when I added up the price of the items I got I realized that this bag would have cost around $60 to buy the items separately, and this doesn't include the cute black bag!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Review + Giveaway // A Piece of Lovely

A Piece of Lovely is a delight shop that opened in June of 2013 which sells earring organizers in several color selections. I've come to really admire this shop and the cute organizers it offers, and would like to share a few of my favorite organizers with you right now:
Modern, small, red, heart-shaped earring organizer

Monday, December 2, 2013

Shop Feature & Giveaway // Anna's Trunk

Hello all! Today I've got a most unique and delightful etsy shop that I'm so excited to share with you! This week's shop feature and giveaway is sponsored by Anna's Trunk etsy shop, which is a whimsy shop that specializes in old fashioned quote pillows from Jane Austen and other well known period dramas, including Downton Abbey. Let's take a look into the shop, shall we?
Downton Abbey-Lady Violet-'What is a Weekend'- Quotation Miniature Hanging Pillow

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Introducing Tyndale Direct

Hello all! Today I wanted to do a real quick post and let you know about a new website from Tyndale! 
Some of you may be familiar with Tyndale publishers website Tyndale Rewards where you can earn points by taking surveys and sharing about their site, and redeem them for select Tyndale products as prizes. (If you'd like to sign up, but haven't yet, feel free to use my referral code by clicking HERE to sign up! :) So for those of you who are familiar with this site, I thought I'd share about an all new Tyndale website that is now up, called Tyndale Direct, where you can find great deals on Tyndale products just in time for the holidays! Tyndale Direct is a new website from Tyndale where you can find Tyndale products at reduced prices; as well as the Twelve Days of Christmas Deals where you can get even greater deals on select Tyndale products December 2-13!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Shop Feature & Giveaway // Lady Like

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Hello friends! Today I am so excited to bring you another shop feature and giveaway! This weeks shop feature is a delightful mother/daughter team that works behind the scenes in this feminine shop, Lady Like. They specialize in lots of wonderful women's knit and crochet accessories such as head warmers, headbands and infinity cowls! Here are a few of my favorites from the shop that are currently available to purchase:
 Ski or Snowboarding Headband Crocheted in Khaki

Monday, November 18, 2013

Shop Feature & Giveaway // Kathryn Grace Photography

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Hello friends! Today I have a very special shop feature and giveaway for you all! I am very pleased to be able to share with you about a special photography shop today called Kathryn Grace Photography which is a new etsy shop that sells lovely photographs. Here are a few of the lovely photographs for sale at the moment:
Lavender Fine Art Photography Print - Spring, Floral, Nature Photography

Monday, November 11, 2013

Review & Giveaway // Eco Lips

Eco Lips - The best lip balm for the world!

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Have you been looking for an all-natural lip balm that is earth-friendly? Well if so, then look no further than Eco Lips! This company has a lot of unique lip balms that aren't only all natural and soothing to your lips, but also friendly to the environment - and your wallet! Want to know how Eco Lips was started? You can read all about it HERE on their website!
Let's take a look at the lip balms they have to offer...
Picture of Eco Lips Bee Free Vegan Lip Balm

Monday, October 28, 2013

Product Review // Shimmer Polish

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Shimmer Polish is a fun sparkly nail polish etsy shop that specializes in shimmery colored nail polishes. With a variety of colors and plenty of shimmer, it makes it easy to find a favorite color. Here are a few of my favorites from the shop:

Shimmer Nail Polish - Katherine

{ S h i m m e r   N a i l   P o l i s h  -   K a t h e r i n e   ~   $ 1 2 . 0 0 }

Thursday, October 24, 2013

FALLing into Fall Giveaway Winners!

Can you believe that October is nearly over? My, how time flies! And what comes with it is the end to the FALLing into Fall giveaways, which means we have some winners! Before announcing our winners, I'd like to sincerely thank, first off, all our amazing sponsors for these giveaways! Without your generosity, there wouldn't be a autumn celebration, nor so these wonderful fall-themed giveaways! A big thanks to each of your special sponsors, I really appreciate each and every one of you!
Also I'd like to thank every single lady who entered the giveaways! I am so glad that so many ladies participated, and I truly wish you all could receive a prize! I'd also like to give a shout-out to all the ladies who participated in the FALLing into Fall tag! I really appreciate your participation, and loved reading your answers! If any of you have haven't had a chance to read all the tag participants answers to the fall questions then click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the post to see links to all the Falling into Fall tag posts!
Now I'll get straight to the point of this post and announce the winners of the 2013 FALLing into Fall giveaways!! *Drum roll, please* ..................................................................................

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Last Chance to Enter the Giveaways + Giveaway Winner

Just a little reminder that all the FALLing into Fall giveaways will be ending shortly, and if you haven't had the chance to enter them all then you will want to before they end! Here are the links to the giveaways that are currently open, but will be ending shortly:

Prize: Bar of perfect pumpkin soap
Ends at midnight on October 22nd, 2013
Prize: A clutch or wristlet from the shop of winner's choice, up to a $27 value
Ends on midnight on October 22nd, 2013
Prize: Three fall-scented lip balms
Ends at midnight on October 24th, 2013
// Giveaway Winner //
Tiny Pumpkin Earrings, Polymer ClayThe Emarie Creations giveaway, sponsored by Emarie Creations etsy shop, has ended already. I've already contacted the winner about the prize and she responded, so the winner of the handmade pumpkin earrings from Emaire Creations is.........

Saturday, October 19, 2013

FALLing into Fall // Country Blossom Review + Giveaway

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Have you heard of the Country Blossom etsy shop? If not, then you should know about it as this shop offers yummy smelling bath and body items perfect for pampering. This is one of my favorite etsy shops to find a bunch of different lip balms in several sweet-smelling scents, as well as other items such as soaps and candles. Why don't we take a little look-see in the shop?
Caramel Apple Natural Beeswax Lip Balm - Made with Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Oil

Friday, October 11, 2013

FALLing Into Fall // Sweet Pea Totes Giveaway

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Today I'd like to share with you all one of my all-time favorite etsy shops, Sweet Pea Totes! I received a adorable clutch about a year ago to review from Mary, the owner of this adorable shop, and by far it's the most used product that I've received to review in the history of all the reviews I've done on this blog! I remember having such a pleasant experience with this shop, and am so excited to bring you guys a giveaway from this shop as a FALLing Into Fall giveaway!
But for sure this etsy shop has some lovely items and a great long-lasting quality that would please any shopper! Let's take a little peek inside the shop, shall we?

Sweet Pea Handbag - Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan fabric


Friday, October 4, 2013

FALLing Into Fall // Little Goat Soaps Giveaway

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Hello friends! Welcome back to the second giveaway in the FALLing Into Fall blog party! Today I've got a wonderful shop for our feature and giveaway. For those of you who've been following this blog for some time may remember that this isn't the first time we've had Little Goat Soaps here on this blog. Back last year we did a feature and interview, and if you'd like to check it out then you can read the post HERE.
I'm so excited to have Little Goat Soaps here on this blog again, and hope you ladies will take the time to look through her shop, as she has some lovely smelling all natural soaps up to purchase! Her shop specializes in all natural soaps that give up all the unnatural chemicals in regular soaps that can be harmful to your skin, while not giving up the lovely smell and fresh clean feeling after use! To read the whole story on how Karly first got into natural soaps, you can read the interview in the link above. Now without further ado, I'd like to share with you all a peek into the shop!
NEW Ginger Peach Soap Slice

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

FALLing Into Fall // Emarie Creations Giveaway

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Emarie Creations is a lovely etsy shop owned by Samantha, whom I've had the pleasure of "meeting" through the blogging world. Today I'm so excited that she is being a part of the FALLing Into Fall blog party, as well as giving you guys the chance to win one of her adorable hand crafted pieces!
Emarie Creations is an adorable etsy shop that offers a wide variety of handmade clay pieces ranging from cute food jewelry to functional magnet and thumbtack sets, to unique Christmas ornaments - all hand crafted without molds! Samantha has such a talent for turning a piece of clay into something adorable, and I just love to look through all the adorable items in her shop. Let's take a look-se shall we?
6 Pc. Pumpkin Pie Charms, Polymer Clay

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FALLing Into Fall // Day 1: FALLing Into Fall Tag!

Hello Friends!
Are you excited about the start of this blog party? I sure am!
So to kick things off, I thought it'd be fun to start the party with a little tag, so you guys can get to know me, and I can get to know you! And since this party is all about autumn, of course the tag will be autumn themed! :) First I'll share the questions to the tag as well as my answers, and then at the end of the post I'll give you an opportunity to participate by answering the tag questions on your own blog! And if you participate in the tag on your blog by posting your answers, you'll get extra entries in all the giveaways during the party, so it's a win-win situation! So here we go, here's my answers to the tag!

// FALLing Into Fall Tag! //
1} What's your favorite season? Why? (Don't be afraid to answer some season other than fall, if it's truly is your favorite season!)

My favorite season is for sure autumn. *Surprise!* =) I love this season for a lot of reasons, but mainly because of the cooler sweater weather and the holidays that come with it; and all the quality family time. Plus, whenever fall comes I just always feel so much happier; it's as if God decided to bless me with a cooler day, and that just somehow makes me super happy, and it lifts my spirits. It's hard to explain, but if you've experienced it yourself, then you know what I'm talking about. =)

Monday, September 30, 2013

F A L L ing Into Fall Blog Event Announcememnt!

Hello Friends!
First off, I'd like to apologize for the lack of posting around this blog. I knew it had been a while since I'd posted a review or giveaway, but didn't realize it had been several months until I actually checked. Needless to say, my life has been quite busy these past couple months, and that was the biggest reason for the unplanned blogging break which lasted quite longer than I'd have liked.
However I'm really pumped about getting back into the groove of things with beginning to post more regularly. So to officially end my blogging break, I have a very special surprise for you all! I've got a very special series of posts that are currently in the works of being planned, and I am super excited to announce it to you all today!

I don't know about you, but I am a total fall kinda girl. There are some people who, when asked their favorite season, reply with whatever season we are currently in, because it's hard to decided between the four. But not me. Nope! I have always soundly replied "Autumn" and have never changed from this answer just because I'm very much in love with this season! I just LOVE autumn! I mean between the lovely colors, cooler weather, the fun clothing, as well as fond scents that this season brings, it just makes me a total nut for anything related to autumn. :)

Giveaway :: One Blessed Mommie

Happy Monday, friends! I am so excited to be back after a unplanned blogging break, with a super exciting giveaway! After being M.I.A. from this blog for a while, I though it'd be great to start back again with a big giveaway; one that is a big more exciting than the regular ones I host for jewelry, or smaller items. Today I'm super excited to be partnering with the One Blessed Mommie etsy shop to bring you todays giveaway and shop feature! Todays featured shop is a big different than most etsy shops, as it is a shop that supports children with special needs, and gives you a reason to shop without guilt, knowing your money is going to a good cause. 
Today I'm very pleased to share with you One Blessed Mommie etsy shop and hope that you will take the time to look around in her shop as she has so many adorable jewelry organizers! Also be sure and stay tuned for the giveaway for a chance to win a bow/jewelry organizer of your own at the bottom of this post. But first I want to share with you all about One Blessed Mommie shop! 

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Blessed Country Mommie Shop
"One BLESSED mommie (Natosha) is dedicated to making quality products that will help you organize your jewelry and spice up your life! A portion of all sales will help with purchasing a vehicle to transport Natosha's family and will also go to Families of SMA ( to help fund the CURE to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Natosha's sweet daughters Denalli (5yrs) and Ryka
(4 months) have SMA type II.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Introducing eShakti's 2013 Fall Clothing Line!

Hello Friends!
I recently got an email from the lovely folks at eShakti introducing their brand new fall line of clothing, complete with a 20% discount on a bunch of their new items! I don't know about you guys, but honestly I'm more than ready for the arrival of fall, and am very eager for the cooler weather, warmer clothing and lovely autumn colors! Autumn in my favorite season, hands down, and I can't wait for it to come! I've always enjoyed many things about this season, but this time around particularly I'm excited about getting to style some of the items in my wardrobe to go with the fall colors. For any of you wanting to add more autumn-ish clothing to your closet, then you may want to know about eShakti's new fall line and introductory discount on select items! I think that eShakti's new fall line is the perfect way to get in the fall spirit, and with such cute things, it's not hard to feel the fall love as there are so many clothing options available on their website! Here are a few all new pretties from the new line!
A-line Dresses,Below-Knee-Length Dresses,Colorblock Dresses,Contrast Dresses,Cotton Poplin Dresses,Dance Dresses,Daytime Party Dresses,Elbow Sleeve Dresses,Ladylike Dresses,Navy Blue Dresses,Notched Scoop Neck Dresses,Plus Size Fit-&-Flare Dresses,Pocket Dresses,Scallop Dresses

Monday, June 17, 2013

Book Review :: The Backyard Homesteader By Carleen Madigan

The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre!
The Backyard Homestead:
Produce All The Food You Need On Just A Quarter Acre!
By Carleen Madigan
Title: The Backyard Homestead
Author: Carleen Madigan
Source: Review book from the publisher
Number Of Pages: 368
ISBN: 1603421386
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Publication Date: February 2009
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Book Description {Taken From GoodReads):
"Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it's done. And when the harvest is in, you'll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor.

From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts."
Book Review ::
I have always enjoyed the thought of producing your home-grown food in your own backyard and the idea of making things yourself like cheese, ice-cream, butter, etc. I just love the homesteading premise and though I've not been able to put it into much practice since we don't have a lot of land, we have recently endeavored to plant a garden and raise chickens, and I found this book very helpful in the process of getting advice on both gardening, chicken raising and a bunch of other homesteading related things.

Review & Giveaway :: Wild Butterfly Boutique

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Hi there! Today I've got a very fashionable shop that I will be reviewing, and they are also sponsoring giveaway! Today I'm excited to share with you about a lovely little online shop called Wild Butterfly Boutique which is a website that sells pretty necklaces in bunches of spectacular colors! Shall we take a peek at the lovelies this shop has to offer?

// A Peek Into The Shop //



Monday, June 3, 2013

Review & Giveaway :: Hands of Grace

Hands of Grace

"Hands of Grace specializes in homemade lotion bars, made with all natural ingredients and no nasty chemicals or weird preservatives, so you don't need to worry about what you're rubbing onto your skin! Perfect for people who have sensitive, but dry, skin. Lightly scented with either pomegranate or lavender. Hands of Grace also offers a variety of other homemade bath and beauty products like lip balms and bath salts."
// A Peek Into The Shop//

Hands of Grace is a delightful small shop that sells all natural and homemade embossed lotion bars, lip balms and bath salts! Here is a peek into the shop!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Review & Giveaway :: Newman's Own Organics

// A b o u t    T h e    C o m p a n y //
"Newman's Own Organics was established as a division of Newman's Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. The sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide." ~ Taken from the website
Newman's Own is a wonderful company that sells all natural and organic treats ranging in a wide variety of foods from cookies to pretzels, to chocolate! Today for our Monday feature Newman's Own Organics was so kind to send me some of their products to review and giveaway!
// T h e    P r o d u c t    R e v i e w //
When I received my 7 pound box of review items from Newman's Own Organic, I was quite surprised at just how much was sent for our review! I have never before had such a great selection of review products to try out-and full sized too! It is by far the best food product review I have ever done as far as the amount of full-sized products sent to me for the review.
{Please ignore the horrible photos! Sorry about that!}
 In all I received 18 different products to try, and since I come from a large family of 8, I had lots of helpers who were more than eager to help out with this review. ;) Since there was an abundance to items to share my thoughts on, I think I'll go through by category or sections to make the review run smoother. I'll also share some brief thoughts on each product and them my overall thoughts at the end, and then I have a giveaway set up for your guys! So here we go!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Giveaway :: The North Way Studio

{ A b o u t    T h e    S h o p }
The North Way Studio began as a knitting venture to pass the time in the winter of 2011, when the idea first blossomed. Although the shop remained empty until spring of 2012, I was busy fondling squishy yarns and envisioning extravagant Fair Isle designs. Of course, a few wire wrapped pieces were sprinkled in here and there. It wasn't until opening that I realized how much I truly enjoyed creating pieces of jewelry.
So, overnight, the shop morphed.

Instead of knitted goods, the store became dedicated to heirloom stones and metal working. My obsession for gemstones came hurdling out of my mind and into reality, resulting in hours of searching for the perfect specimens over too much espresso and coffee. It became, and still is, my sole addiction to whittle away the hours.
{ A    P e e k    I n t o    T h e     S h o p } 
White Topaz Earrings - Handmade 14k Gold Drop Clear Crystal Modern Gemstone Mother's Day Gifts for Women.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Review :: Grave Consequences By Lisa T. Bergren

Y'all wanna know a little secret? Well, it's not so much a secret if you know me, but I really, really LOVE books! :) And one of my favorite authors is Lisa Tawn Bergren who is an excellent author, and well known for her River of Time Series. But seriously you guys, she is one of my favorite authors and I love her books, especially the River of Time series! If you haven't read her River of Time series then go get a copy of book number one, Waterfall, like really soon! It's sooooo good, as are the other books in the series: Cascade (#2), Torrent (#3), Bourne (#3.1), and Tributary (#3.2)! In fact I just found out that there is another River of Time book, Deluge (#4) coming out! SO so excited for that one! But anywho, now back to the original purpose of this post: I wanted to share with you guys my thoughts on Lisa's latest release Grave Consequences which is book number 2 in the Grand Tour Series! If you aren't familiar with Lisa's Grand Tour Series then you should check out book #1 Glamorous Illusions HERE over on Good Reads and you can read my review of it HERE!
Grave Consequences, Grand Tour Series #2//  A b o u t    T h e    B o o k  //
Grave Consequences
{Grand Tour Series Book #2}
By Lisa T. Bergren

 Publisher :: David C. Cook
Publication Date :: March 1st 2013
ISBN :: 143476432X
Number of Pages :: 448
My Rating :: 5 out of 5 stars
Taken From Good Reads:

For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future—her very life—depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her new found family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger. And as Cora stays one step ahead of it all, what might need the most protection is her own heart, torn between the dramatic pursuit of a dashing Frenchman and a man who has been quietly staking claim to her affections all along. Love has dangers all its own. She must escape the bonds of the past and discover the faith to make the right choices, as each one has grave consequences.
//  M y    R e v i e w  //
Grave Consequences (Grand Tour Series book #2) is for sure a must read if you've read Glamorous Illusions (Book 1) and enjoyed it! After reading Glamorous Illusions, I was very eager to continue the journey in Grave Consequences. Now that I've read it, I cannot wait for the final book in the series, Glittering Promises, to release in October 2013!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Product Review :: eShakti

For readers who have been following Giveaways of Blessing for a while, you may remember when I introduced you guys to the wonderful women's online clothing shop eShakti back a couple months ago! eShakti is a online clothing site that is super unique because they offer special alterations and custom sizing on all their items! So what does this mean? Well basically if you see a clothing item that you love, and really want but you'd prefer it be changed a bit like the length or sleeves, then you can order it custom to your preferences with the different options available! If you like a shirt but don't like the sleeves, then check out the options for cap sleeves, or quarter-sleeve!This site is also wonderful for ladies that are harder to fit when it comes to clothing, since you can give them your measurements and they'll make the item custom to fit you! Pretty cool huh? I sure think so, and the neat thing is unlike expensive tailors, special alterations and custom sizing on an eShakti item start at only $7.50 extra to the normal item price! Oh, and I forgot to mention that they have such a wonderful variety of options-they are sure to have something just for you!
In fact, they just came out with a sweet new spring line of multiple clothing choices that are perfect for getting you in the spring spirit and help you spring into spring. :) They have a super cute selection of both dresses, shirts as well as skirts! Now while spring hasn't officially started yet, it is right around the corner! Here is a little peek at a few of the many spring items available on eShakti right now!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Product Review & Giveaway :: Glacier Skin Care

In the winter, I always enjoy having a bunch of lovely smelling lip balms on hand to use throughout the day to prevent my lips from drying out and cracking. I guess you could say that I'm really into lip balms because I have several varieties from fruit flavored ones to ice cream flavors when it comes to lip balms! If you are the same then you will want to stay tuned for this weeks review and giveaway, where I'll be featuring a delightful etsy shop, Glacier Skin Care! Let's begin!
//  A b o u t    T h e    S h o p   //

Glacier Skin Care is a sweet-smelling etsy shop - no pun intended - that sells both perfumes and lip balms from colored lip tints in a nice variety of colors, to clear sparkly lip gloss, perfect for this winter weather and bound to add some color - or sparkle - to your day! :)
Here is a little peek into the shop's goodies! :)

Ultra Violet Lipstick, Moisturizing purple lip color with sparkles

Monday, February 11, 2013

Giveaway :: Flower Child Shoppe

Today I've got a lovely giveaway that I think you ladies will enjoy! But first I'd like to introduce you to our lovely sponsor: Flower Child Shoppe!
Here is a bit about the shop from the "About" page:

Flower Child Shoppe was created as an outlet to express my creativity. I began with jewelry pieces, but have expanded to include everything from woman's wear to home decor. I create my pieces to be unique, different, and fun. We are all unique individuals, and my collections celebrate this! A few of my specialties include printed note cards, fabric flower necklaces, and knitted dish cloths. Please pour a cup of tea, and enjoy your look around Flower Child Shoppe!
 This whimsy shop has all sorts of pretty homemade items such as bracelets, hair accessories, hand warmers, embroidery work as well as some other works of art! Here is a sample of a few of the pretty items up for sale in the shop!
Embroidered Wall Art // Fiber Art // Silk Flowers and Vines // Blossom Wall Hanging
{Embroidered Wall Art - Blossoms ~ $25}

Monday, January 28, 2013

Giveaway :: Dorothy Jane

Good morning to you, dear followers! How did your past weekend go? Well today we've got a simply delightful giveaway in store for all you vintage lovers, that will hopefully start your week with some excitment! :) May I interoduce this week's sponsor: Dorothy Jane!
About The Shop ::
Dorothy Jane is the perfect shop for ladies who love all things vintage! Here is a bit about Dorothy Jane, taken from the etsy shop:

"If you love Jane Austen, Paris or shabby colors, you have come to the right place. I fashion art journals and gifts tags from antique ephemera which I collect or license. I love 19th century literature and fashions and so I try to design items that combine them both. In addition to Jane Austen, the Brontes are a favorite. I originally designed what I imagined to be Jane Austen's Journal and it grew into handmade Victorian Journals, Paris Art Journals and gift tags."
So, if you are, like me, a old-fashioned nut who loves everything vintage, feminine, Jane- Jane Austen, and Jane Eyre, then you need to know about this shop! I immediately fell in love with all the georgous items, as I believe you will too, after looking at some of the lovlies in her shop! Here are a few of my personal favorites!
Ballerina Valentine's Card Pink Ferris Wheel Parisian Theme
{Ballerina Valentine's Day Card ~ $4.50}

Monday, January 14, 2013

Giveaway :: How To Sew Denim eBook

Hey guys! Today I'm back with a very unique giveaway that is super sew-eet for all you seamstresses out there! :) Today I'm pleased to introduce you to a very sweet young lady whom I've had the pleasure of getting to know through the blogging world. Her name is Miss Olivia and she blogs over at Fresh Modesty and Working With Eager Hands. Both blogs have been such a blessing to me, and I always enjoy reading her lovely posts. She mainly blogs about modesty, sewing and related topics. I highly suggest you check out both of her blogs and follow her as she has some lovely things over there you won't want to miss!
Olivia has now published two wonderful eBooks that assist young ladies desiring to sew modest clothing. Her first eBook was called Fresh Modesty and is a eBook that shows you step by step, how to sew your own modest swimsuit! Her second book was just recently released and is called How To Sew Denim and is a step by step guide on sewing with denim and also features TWO skirt patterns complete with pictures! How cool is that? I personally love to sew {at least, that is when I can get my sewing machine to work, currently it's broken. :( But hopefully I can change that in the near future} and so for all you other sewers out there, you'll for sure want to enter this giveaway!
About The eBook ::
{Taken from the website} Fresh Modesty: How To Sew Denim is a 63-page eBook chock full of step-by-step color pictures and instructions for creating both The Destination Skirt and The Errand #17 Skirt, which are denim skirts that are incredibly versatile and flattering. The eBook features instructions for creating these two styles of modest denim skirts that both feature a flattering and functional wide waistband with front fly detail and optional side and back pockets.
According to the Global Denim Project, “On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans.” That’s a lot of denim! Yet, why is it hard to find a modest, stylish, flattering skirt that resembles jeans for those of us who like skirts? And forget cheap.

There’s an answer, if you’re willing to exchange some elbow grease for affordability! This eBook guides you each step of the way, making it easy to craft a custom denim skirt for you or a friend. Is denim hard to work with? Not at all! It is thicker than most fabrics, but it has little stretch, is very forgiving, and oh so durable. These skirts last forever and only get better with wear. Denim has the unique quality of becoming more attractive the more worn it gets. For these skirts, that means the waistband conforms to flatter and fit you exactly, the seams are accentuated by fading in the relaxed, fabulous style of “authenticity” as it is called in the fashion world, and the skirt’s hang remains modest and complimentary.