Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Winner Times Three

Great news everyone! This month I have been lucky enough to win THREE giveaways! Can you believe it? I still can't! Too be fair though, I should mention I enter A LOT of giveaways. The ones featuring small businesses and Etsy sellers with handmade goodness are always my favorites. So these were like hitting the jackpot. Plus for once they are all fun things for ME☺I recently started reading Making the World Cuter, which is filled with great tutorials and other fun stuff, like her weekly craft linky party on Mondays. Tiff recently had a Holiday Giveaway, with four days filled with tons of great giveaways from all sorts of talented crafters and businesses. I was lucky enough to win the one I really really REALLY wanted to win, from Sumo's Sweet Stuff, for a cute and clever magnetic holder {insert squeals of happiness here}, adorable ribbon tree, and fun set of holiday baking goodies. You can see a few more versions in her post, here. She's a genius at coming up with fun little places to stick up things or jot a note. Take a look at her chalkboard blocks. Those are so clever! They're next up on my to do list, as she's provided a handy dandy tutorial. She also sells her handmade creations on Etsy, she makes cute colorful tutus, bright and cheerful fabric covered diaper wipes containers, and lots of different styles of cute hair clippies! This girl loves to pretty up her daughter's hair as much as I do! She has a huge variety of flower hair clips, the strawberry blueberry one is my favorite. I also love these pink and brown crocheted flowers, that come in a set of two. There are so many cute accessories for little girls over at Sumo Sweet Stuff! She also makes baby bracelets, frames, and seriously sweet leggings! You can customize them to match a favorite top and get them in gift sets that include a bow and bracelet. You'll definitely want to check out her etsy shop and start reading her blog!The second one I won, I found out about through a blog I've been reading since before I started my own, Sew Mama Sew, during their last Giveaway Day. I got this fabulous clutch made out of granny squares from Crissy at Crissybell's Musings. She let me choose the colors and she made it just for me. Isn't it really cool? I love the color combination and it's even lined with matching blue felt.
I haul around too much stuff to really use it as a clutch most of the time. It's just too cool to not use everyday, so I've been using it to stash travel kleenex, hair brush, mirror, and a lipgloss or three. Now I have something cute to take out of my big ol' bag when I need to freshen up while out running errands with ER, instead of digging through my bottomless tote. I can't wait to bring it with me on my next mom's night out with my friends. Then I will get to use it as a clutch and I know everyone is going to be jealous☺ I love it Crissy, thank you very much!
The latest giveaway I've won was from my new friend Kellie's blog Ladybug Soup, I won the Ayelet Artisan Bath and Body Products giveaway and got a gift set that with a soap, sugar scrub, and whipped body souffle. It looks a lot like the one above, and I even got to mix and match the scents. I picked out an Iced Gingerbread Cookie Olive Oil Soap Enriched with Shea Butter, cause it look too cute to pass up and is perfect for this time of year. I am going to add it to Brad's stocking, mainly cause that means I'll get to use it too☺ Ayelet has lots of great soaps, many would make perfect little treats for the men in your life, as they are more masculine sounding. I LOVE the Cranberry Clementine Emulsified Sugar Scrub, it's my favorite. The scent is wonderful! I wish she offered more products with it. Not only does it smell great I also love the bright and cheerful yellow color. It's a real treat for all the senses. I'm going to have to try more of her citrus scented products, the lemon ginger is calling my name.I last goodie in my gift box was the Pink Sugar Marshmallow - Whipped Body Souffle, which is as thick and creamy as you'd expect. I've been treating ER to special mini spa treatments with them. She feels so grown up sharing mommy's lotion, and then goes around smelling her hands...too cute.

All of Ayelet's scents sound yummy, don't they? I can't wait to my new treats to pamper myself this winter! The best part? I've already GOT them in the mail. I found out I won last Wednesday and had them by Friday. Talk about quick turn around time! Thank you Ayelet and Kellie for filling up my stocking with lovely scented sweets☺ While I'm talking about Kellie, I thought I'd add that I have found out about some great companies through reading her blog Ladybug Soup. I bought this really fun handbag in schoolhouse plaid from Hypernoodle, after clicking over from the giveaway at Kellie's.

It's for ER's Godmother Alicia in AZ. She has an ongoing love for plaid and the second I saw it, it reminded me of this plaid bag we both fell in love with a few years ago, that was ridiculously huge. This bag is a much more managable size, while still coming with lots of pockets and space to put stuff. It's a great every day bag and she loves it! It came wrapped in tissue paper and with a card that had my personal message on it. Wasn't that a nice touch?

I love Hypernoodle, I admit I am a handbag junkie, and hope to be picking up a bag for myself very soon! The hard part will be choosing which one, because I like so many of them. The giraffe print tote and this one are my current favorites, along with the bag design of this and this. Hmm...maybe I'll have to request a custom piece after the new year, perhaps in this print?

10 Friends Said:

Andrea said...

I am quite jealous, though I shouldn't be, as I tend to have great luck, too! I want a snazzy bag, though. ;) Congrats!

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

Thanks for showcasing my little shop! I'm glad that you like what you won! :)

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

What fabulous wins! And I love the handbag you bought. I am going over to Hypernoodle now!

Enjoy your Sunday!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I am so glad you liked everything! Those other Etsy shops are too cute, I will definitely be checking them out soon!
I am so glad you have found some great stuff at my blog, and I am glad to have made a new bloggy friend :)

Lissaloo said...

I am loving your blog, Thanks for all the fun things you share here! :)

Unknown said...

wow you do win alot! :o)

Jaedyn said...

I've won a few myself and I hardly have time to enter I'm so busy writing reviews and making up contests, lol. Those look like so much fun. :-)

I won a kinder doll (which my toddler takes no interest in, waaah! lol) and amazingly a comforter - supposed to be a down alternative. I'm SO excited about that last one, I haven't been able to afford one but I was really wanting a nice one! Such a blessing. :-)

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Congrats sweetie, I'm so jealous!! Looks like a great list of shops, I will have to go pop in :)

Holly Lefevre said...

Wowie...aren't you a lucky deserve it all for being so crafter and such a nice visitor.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for featuring my shop, and I so glad you like The winning goodies!


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