ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: 4/18/10 - 4/25/10

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Winner!

Random.Org has picked the winner for the What's it like, living green? book giveaway! Congrats to Robyn!
Robyn said... 18
Follow publicly (Entry #2)
April 23, 2010 11:39 AM

Winner has been contacted and has 48 hours to respond.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and please stay tuned for more!! :)
 
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Orglamix Giveaway

WHAT- 3 shades of eyeshadow of choice
ENDS- May 8th
OPEN TO- US only

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Good Vibrations Giveaway *Adult Content*

WHAT- Good Vibrations-Aqua Rabbit Vibrator
ENDS- May 16th
OPEN TO- US only

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I won!

Got another win overnight! :) I won a headband of choice from A Gal Needs...At Least 2 Blogs! Thanks Helena!
Btw, I'm going to try to get 2 reviews posted today. I have them written, just waiting to hear back from my contacts. Stay tuned! :)

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Etsy Shop: Krysha's Creations Review & Giveaway

I'm always on the lookout for decorations for my boys room. Right now, while they are 4 and 5, is my only chance to decorate how I want. Once they get older there will be posters going up and God knows what else!

The other day I was browsing around Etsy (as usual), and I ran across an awesome shop! Krysha's Creations! Krystyna (such a unique spelling) sells affordable wall art and night lights for kids! Night lights, prints, and cavans print for both boys and girls! If you are a mom with a boy, you know how hard it is to find cute things for boys! Oh, I'm in love with this shop!

The prints are very colorful, and have images on them that is sure to get your childs attention! The night lights are ADORABLE! If you little one is afraid of the dark and can't live with out a night light, these night lights will surely calm them down! Think about how excited they would be if you let them pick one out from the shop, and let them open the package when it arrived!

I recieved 2 night lights for review. I got the Monkey Jungle night light rainforest safari night light for my youngest, and the BOYS SPORTS BASEBALL Night Light Sport light for my oldest. When I took them out of the box and showed them, their eyes went wild! I had never seen their eyes so HUGE! Big smiles! Arms started reaching, hands were grabbing! They were WAY excited! I plugged them both into their bathroom so that they could see them (it's the only dark room during the day). I told them that I was going to plug one into their room right now, and when we move, they will get theirs on their side of the room. They liked that idea, and now are bugging me about hurrying up and move!

I was am so happy with the night lights. For one, they fit my boys perfectly! Juniors nickname is Monkey because when he was little bitty he looked like Curious George! He has monkey EVERYTHING! Isaiah is my baseball player. He can hit a ball like no other! He collects baseballs from everywhere we go. Second, I love that you don't have to turn them on and off! There is a sensor that makes it come on when it gets dark and turn off when it gets light! And third, they don't let off so much light that it would keep them awake. It's just enough light so they will be able to see that there are no monsters in their room!

Here is the information on the night lights I recieved:

The Monkey is made of Wood and the night light is plastic. She can also make this monkey more girly by painting a flower in her ear and eye lashes!

This Cool Monkey is made of real wood, hand painted by Krystyna.



This night light has a sensor, so no need to hassle with on/of switches.
The night light is LED and Bulb uses 0.3 Watts.
Mercury free.
Cool to the touch!! This item will be sent to you in a box.
Lasts up to 14 years!
Uses up to 95% less electricity




This cool baseball is made of real wood, hand painted by Krystyna! The night light is plastic.

This night light has a sensor, so no need to hassle with on/of switches.
The night light is LED and Bulb uses 0.3 Watts.
Mercury free.
Cool to the touch!!
Lasts up to 14 years!
Uses up to 95% less electricity



The night lights are a great price for something that is handmade! $6.99-7.99! Custom night lights run at the same cost!


ME: Where are you from and a little about yourself?

Krystyna: My name is Krystyna Haskell, born in San Diego, CA. I Lived on Maui for 12 years and now stationed here on base in sunny Florida. We are a military family. As a little girl I always enjoyed reading, drawing (although I wasn't very good at it) and playing teacher. I love making art that is fun and happy for children, and also speaks to the child in a grown-up's heart. I like to celebrate people from diverse cultures, and also art which promotes protection of animals and the environment.



I am currently a stay at home mom enjoying taking care of our 2 amazing daughter's and creating beautiful pieces of art. I am a self-taught artist who has been creating art for the past 6 years in my studio. I love creating things I think are cute and give a feeling of warmth and happiness. I love to craft in many ways, but painting is my favorite so far. I have been painting and drawing since early childhood and I would have it no other way! I am loving what I do and I hope that it shows in my artwork. I enjoy painting whimsical characters, but only have so much wall space - so I decided to start sharing them. I have also created artwork for nonprofit organizations, large and small, promoting equality for women, children and special children's health issues. My works are created with a bit of whimsy, a focus on color and design, and a whole lot of love.

ME: When did you open your Etsy shop?

Krystyna: February 28, 2007

ME: What are some custom things you can do for people?

Krystyna: I specialize in offering affordable kids decor to fit every budget.

I can paint and design any theme a customer wishes or create something special that matches there room theme and room colors.

ME: What's your favorite item in your shop?

Krystyna: I love all of them, but my fav. is: Bumble Bee because it's so darn cute.

ME: How did you decide the name for your shop?

Krystyna: When I was young my nickname was Krysha. I'm also Polish and in Polish "Krysha" means Krystyna.

ME: What is your favorite thing about owning your shop and being a seller?

Krystyna: I love having the time and ability to be a positive influence in the world while enjoying and having quality time with my kids and husband.


ME: What inspires you to create such beautiful pieces?

Krystyna: My 2 beautiful daughter's. They inspire me!

ME: Is there anything new you plan to add to your shop?

Krystyna: This year I’m going to have lots of prints available, matted and in polybags. 



Thank you so much for the interview and sharing you wonderful work with us! I am now a big fan and can't wait to see what you add to your shop!

You can also find Krysha's Creations HERE!

~Win It~
Krystyna is giving one (1) of my readers the chance to win one of her oh-so-cute night lights! Your choice!


**Mandatory Entry**
Go to Krystyna's Etsy shop, Krysha's Creations, and leave me a comment telling me which night light you'd pick if you won! Please be sure to leave your email address in the first entry, or that it's visible on your profile.
*You MUST do the mandatory entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!*

**Bonus Entries**
{Leave separate comments for each entry}

1. Follow
me on Twitter {1 entry}
2. 'Like'
Krysha's Creations on Facebook {1 entry}
3. Heart
 Krysha's Creations on Etsy {1 entry}
4. Place an order on
Krysha's Creations{10 entries}{I will check to make sure you ordered}
5. Subscribe to my blog via EMAIL {2 entry}
6. Grab my NEW button (old one doesn't count) and leave a link to where it's at {2 entries}
7. Follow my publicly on google friend connect {2 entry}
8. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to the post {5 entries}{Putting it on your side bar doesn't count}
9. Enter another one of my giveaways {1 entry per giveaway}
10. Add my blog to your blog roll {1 entry}
11. Tweet about this giveaway {3 tweets per day}
Please don't tweet them all together! You can use this:

@USCGWifey is giving away a kids night light from Krysha's Creations http://bit.ly/akiAAS


**Rules**
•Giveaway ends sometime in May
•Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted my email
•Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
•Open to US & Canada


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New winner drawn for ybf giveaway!

Well, I had 19 winners email me back with their addresses for the ybf Skincare Giveaway! Buuuut, one person didn't! I waited as long as I could, and now, I've drawn a new winner!

Congrats to Huguette E. #269!
Huguette E. said... 69

Entered the Pagan Cellar Jewelry Earrings Giveaway
April 20, 2010 11:23 AM

The new winner has been emailed, and again, has 48 hours to respond.

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Eden Fantasys $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway

WHAT- $25 GC to Eden Fantasy
ENDS- April 29th
OPEN TO- US & Canada

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Huephoria Wine Glass Giveaway

WHAT- Wine glass of choice 
ENDS- April 23rd (HURRY!)
OPEN TO- US only

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Joey Junior Original Purse Organizer Giveaway

WHAT- Purse organizer
ENDS- May 6th
OPEN TO- ?

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Winners! & GIVEAWAY UPDATE!

I have a few giveaways that have ended, and here come the winners!...

The Cream Perfume Company:

Congrats to Robyn #51!
Robyn said... 51

Entered Soda Stream
coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com
April 8, 2010 9:24 PM

Congrats to Linda Kish #1!
Linda Kish said... 1

I like the coconut vanilla body moisturizer
lkish77123 at gmail dot com
April 7, 2010 10:13 PM

Ferozajewelery Giveaway:

Congrats to mandala #17! She won the Rose Pink rondelle earrings!
mandala said... 17

Entered the yBF giveaway
mandalarctic@gmail.com
April 8, 2010 4:08 PM
 
Congrats to Linda Kish! She won the #33! She won the Long drop fresh water pearl earrings!
Linda Kish said... 33

follower
lkish77123 at gmail dot com
April 8, 2010 9:46 PM

There Once Was A Potato Giveaway:

Congrats to mandala #7!
mandala said... 7

Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)
mandalarctic@gmail.com
April 8, 2010 4:56 PM

All winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond.

GIVEAWAY UPDATE!
I've decided to extend the Sun Sauce giveaway. There will be 20 winners and I don't have 20 different people entered yet! Please spread the word! I will give you an extra entry if you post this giveaway on a linky!! Thanks in advance!
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I won & Update

Couple new wins to report!

First, I won Skoy Cloths from Live, Love, Laugh With Leslie!

Second, I won a copy of Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow from Along The Way!


Also, an update on the hubs...HE'S HOME!
His boat went out and search for survivors from the oil rig explosion in the gulf. They got to see all the action up close. They found a few life rafts (empty), a survival suit (empty), and other debrit. No survivors...
Here is a picture of his boat out there searching. GO COAST GUARD! SEMPER PARATUS! :)

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mom's Best Naturals "Mommy Moments" Contest

Here is an email I got from Mom's Best Naturals and thought I'd share with all of you wonderful mommies! :)

What would you do if you had an extra $500 to treat yourself with? We know how hard every mom works to be the best for her family, and this year, Mom's Best wants to help moms take care of themselves for a change -- with $500 and a Flip Cam!



We're looking for your favorite "Mommy Moments" -- times when something wacky, sweet, embarrassing, or funny happened that made you realize how much you really love being a mom. For example, has your child ever:


  • Repeated something embarrassing in public?
  • Said something with utter seriousness that is wise beyond their years?
  • Gotten into something they shouldn't have and made a complete mess?
  • Done something incredibly sweet that made your heart melt?

For Mother's Day, one lucky mom will be randomly chosen to receive $500 to use as she chooses, plus a Flip Cam and a year's supply of Mom's Best Naturals cereal and an eco-friendly shopping tote. Three additional moms will win a year's supply of cereal and an eco-friendly tote.


To enter, just visit www.momsbestnaturals.com and tell us your favorite "Mommy Moment" in 250 words or less before May 2, 2010.
 
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I won!

Yay! I just got an email that I won Ac+ Natural Acne Ointment and SHO Natural Skin Healing Ointment! How cool! I won them from Safe Home Happy Mom! 2 winners, 202 comments, and I got one, now that's luck! BIG thanks to Safe Hom Happy Mom! :)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Avon Giveaway

WHAT- Avon goodies
ENDS- April 30th
OPEN TO- Everyone!

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400 Followers Giveaway

WHAT- Cute Pinky Earrings, Stila Makeup Sponge, Barbie Lip Balm, Soap & Glory Body Spray, Model Own Nail Polish, Barbie All Dolled Up Face Mask, Pink Soda Lip Gloss, Soap & Glory Hair Supply, My Skin No Shine, Barbie Brush Set, Pink Bath Mitts
ENDS- April 22nd
OPEN TO- Everyone!

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Ionator Hom Unit Giveaway

WHAT- Ionator Hom Unit
ENDS- May 12th
OPEN TO- US only

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Winners & news!

Well, my ybf Skincare giveaway has come to a close. Wow! What a turn out! There were 308 entries! That's the most I've ever had! Amazing! Thank you to all those that entered! You guys are the reason I do this! :) So, on to the winners...

Please note that the comments start back at one on the second page. Example: if Random.Org picks #201, and I post that comment on here, it's going to say that it's comment #1. Hope that makes sence...let me know if it doesn't!

1. Congrats to trixx # 286!
trixx said... 86

I'd love to try the CORRECT Eye Cream with eyeseryl and idebenone!
April 21, 2010 7:23 AM

2. Congrats to fisiwoman #67!
fisiwoman said... 67

Daily tweet2: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/11878818818
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
April 9, 2010 7:52 AM
 
3. Congrats to Victoria #86!
Victoria said... 86

Daily tweet 2 http://twitter.com/invictoria/status/11901605831
coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com
April 9, 2010 4:15 PM

4. Congrats to Joanne J #210!
Joanne J said... 10

Blogged http://shining000.blogspot.com/2010/04/ybf-skincare-giveaway.html
joanne.j at hotmail dot com
April 18, 2010 4:19 AM

5. Congrats to Deb K #136!
Deb K said... 136

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/12185162455
April 14, 2010 4:32 PM

6. Congrats to Sweepstake Lover #232!
Sweepstake Lover said... 32

2) You're the button 82 on the right on http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/
annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com
April 19, 2010 4:20 AM

7. Congrats to Michele P. #143!
Michele P. said... 143

tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/12202553426
micaela6955 at msn dot com
April 14, 2010 10:36 PM

8. Congrats to Damla #236!
Damla said... 36

4) Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/04/ybf-skincare-giveaway.html
annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com
April 19, 2010 4:22 AM

9. Congrats to Robyn #51!
Robyn said... 51

Follow ybf on twitter (Coolestmommy)
coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com
April 8, 2010 9:14 PM

10. Congrats to Kim #12!
Kim said... 12

following with google friend connect 2
xo
kimberly.long at gmail dot com
April 8, 2010 7:41 AM

11. Congrats to phrannie #63!
phrannie said... 63

twitter follower of YBF
@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com
April 8, 2010 10:59 PM

12. Congrats to Heather! #95!
Heather! said... 95

I am now following ybf on Twitter as hybroanglid.
h4schaffer at gmail dot com
April 21, 2010 10:42 AM

13. Congrats to Deb #84!
Deb said... 84

tweet http://twitter.com/debthompson/status/11896833563
deborah150 at hotmail.com
April 9, 2010 2:21 PM

14. Congrats to mandala #84!
mandala said... 40

Following ybf on Twitter (@mandalarctic)
mandalarctic@gmail.com
April 8, 2010 4:20 PM

15. Congrats to andrea v #1!
andrea v said... 1

spin trap, Lipochroman-6 in control product
vickers at comcast dot net
April 6, 2010 7:37 PM

16. Congrats to etirv #195!
etirv said... 195

Entered Ferozas Jewelry giveaway!
delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com
April 17, 2010 8:23 PM

17. Congrats to Belinda M #180!
Belinda M said... 180

I am an email subscriber
bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
April 17, 2010 2:39 PM

18. Congrats to Jolyn_Reads #106!
Jolynn_Reads said... 106

I subscribe to your email
April 12, 2010 3:59 PM

19. Congrats to Tylerpants #285!
Tylerpants said... 85

Entered your Cream Perfume giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com
April 21, 2010 7:13 AM

And last, but not least...
20. Congrats to Elena #258!
Elena said... 58

entered the Turn Me On Art Switch Plate Giveaway
queen-of-pain at yandex dot com
April 20, 2010 3:30 AM

All winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond!

Now, in case you haven't noticed, my newer giveaways don't have end dates. That's because I'm moving in 9 days! Obviously I wont have internet right when I get there. The giveaways will stay open until internet is up and running at the new house! Don't know when that will be, so keep your eyes open! :)

One more thing. I'm not sure if any of you have heard about the oil rig that was on fire south of Venice, LA. I just wanted to make a little note that my husband is out there assisting. They were on their way home and were supposed to be home around noon. I heard about the rig and looked it up, and sure enough, his cutter responded and are out there with other boats and helos. No telling when he will be home, but I'm very proud of him for being out there and doing his duty!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

KIMEGEL Shirt Giveaway

WHAT- A Shirt of your choice from KIMEGEL
ENDS- April 30th
OPEN TO- US only

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Etsy Shop: NayArts Review + Promotion Special

It's my pleasure to bring you NayArts! Nay is a very talented artist who sells his work on Etsy! I LOVE his prints! They all have sayings on them like 'You don't have to be beautiful to be a model' and 'Sould we turn around now or drive 20 more miles?'. They are really cute sayings! Plus I love that they aren't written perfectly. It's not font, it's his writting. Makes it very original. The prints sell for $5-10 and he's even selling a few original paintings for $50-60! Great prices!

ME: Where are you from and a little about yourself?


Nay: I have lived in Las Vegas since 2002. I don’t really feel like I live here. I feel more like I just visit Las Vegas A lot. Before Vegas was Tucson and before That North Carolina. I have an awesome dog named Judy. It’s always nice to have something to chase after. I have pictures of her on my blog.


ME: When did you start making the items in your shop?


Nay: I started Painting In august of 2006 , A few Months after my mother passed away. I just had to do something to express how i felt. A couple years later I started selling on Etsy. The Prints are a real good fit for etsy.

ME: How did you decide the name for your shop?


Nay: At one point I had thought about Nayart. After a bit of research I found that a brilliant french architect has Nayart.com. I added an S and the rest is history.

ME: What is your favorite thing about owning your shop and being a seller?


Nay: My two favorite things Are the independence it gives me and the feedback I get.
It is a pure joy to hear people embrace what I do.

ME: What inspires you to create such beautiful pieces?


Nay: I find inspiration all around me. I make sure to get out of the house to walk the dog or go to the store everyday. Movement really helps the thought process.


ME: What is your favorite item in your shop and why?


Nay: A print that says “Sometimes the Wrong Choices Bring Us to the Right places”. I love this so much I painted it twice and will again. It is something I said while giving advice to a close friend. It is about not being too hard on yourself and just moving forward.

ME: Is there anything new you plan to add to your shop?

Nay: I am adding new Prints all the time. I paint nearly every day.

ME: Anything else you would like to let us know?


Nay: Nay is a nickname my Mom used to call me. It is short for Nathan. Since I paint because of her that is the name I sign my paintings.


ME: Are there any other places on the net we that we can find you?


Nay: Of course I am all over the net. You can find me at
http://www.nayarts.blogspot.com/
www.myspace.com/thegenieofgarthbrooks

Thank you so much for the interview Nay!

I bet you want one of his print huh!? :) You will seriously be there forever looking through all of his work! If you do plan on heading over there and ordering, be sure you mention my blog! Nay is offering a buy one get one free to anybody who comes over from my blog! Now you'll be there even longer looking for 2 that you totally adore! Good luck and a big thanks and pat on the back to Nay!

GO ORDER! :) NAYARTS!!

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Etsy Shop: Sarah's Treasures Review & Giveaway

Once again, I bring you another wonderful Etsy shop! Sarah's Treasures! Sarah offers a huge line of mineral makeup. Mineral makeup is so much better for your skin! I really enjoy mineral makeup! Most people don't buy mineral makeup because they don't know about it. I have learned that there are so many benefits to it, and have totally switched over. Sarah has Lip Balm, foundation, and shadows and eyeliners.

I was sent a Mineral Bronzer (dark) and the Buttercream lip balm for review. I loved that both products had Sarah's label on them. That way, when I run out, I know where they came from and can easily go back and buy more!

The Buttercream lip balm was great! On the listing in her shop it says "Enjoy the Icing on Your Birthday Cake Any Day of the Year". So, I was unsure on how I would like it. I opened it, slapped some one, and was pleasantly surprised! It smelled really good, but not overly sweet. I was afraid that it was going to taste sweet as well, but it didn't. I don't like it when lip balms are sweet. The part that I really liked it that even though it's a lip balm, and it goes on like a lip balm, it looks like a lip gloss. It leaves a nice sheen on your lips without the stickiness of lip gloss!

The Mineral Bronzer was really nice too! I was thinking that it might be too dark since I have such fair skin. Once I put it on I realized that it worked very well with my freckles! It gave me a nice sunkissed look. I didn't even feel like I was wearing it. It's very light on your skin, but still gives you a nice look. I'm very pleased!


ME: Where are you from and a little about yourself?

Sarah: I am from Lebanon, Maine (about halfway between Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME and I have been crafting pretty much my whole life. I started making lip balms a few years ago when I found a few people writing about making their own on Craftster. I am a bit newer to mineral makeup but I really like the idea of more natural cosmetic products. I also really hate the idea of putting something on my skin that is derived from the same products I put in my car.

ME: When did you start making the items in your shop?

Sarah: I still have quite a few things that I need to add to my shop, but I started making jewelry (one of those upcoming categories) back when I was in high school. I started making journals, lip balms and mineral makeup a few years ago.

ME: How did you decide the name for your shop?

Sarah: The name for my job just came to me and it stuck. Right now I'm considering rebranding and possibly changing the name.

ME: What is your favorite thing about owning your shop and being a seller?

Sarah: The thing that I enjoy most about being a seller and owning my own shop is the ego boost I get when I have a customer tell me that my product is better than what they had been using or write to me saying they are really excited about their purchase and will be back again.

ME: What inspires you to create such beautiful pieces?

Sarah: As far as inspiration, I created my lip balms to fill a need. My makeup and journals are more inspired by what I see in magazines and on TV.

ME: What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Sarah: Right now my favorite item is my light colored bronzer. I have very light skin and I put this over my foundation and it gives me a hint of color and shimmer without looking at all fake.

ME: Is there anything new you plan to add to your shop?

Sarah: I'm in the process of adding journals and jewelry to my shop. I'm also planning to add at least 15 more lip balm flavors by the fall.

ME: Are there any other places on the net that we can find you?




Sarah: I have a blog where I post a lot about my crafting activity as well as my graphic design and even some personal post at http://sarahmerchant.wordpress.com.


Thank you so much for the wonderful interview Sarah! I really enjoyed getting to know about you and Sarah's Treasures! Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see more from you!

~Win It~
Sarah is generously offering one(1) of my readers the chance to win a jar of mineral eyeshadow in their choice of color!

**Mandatory Entry**

Go to Sarah's Etsy shop, Sarah's Treasures and leave me a comment telling me what shade you'd pick if you won! Please be sure to leave your email address in the first entry, or that it's visible on your profile.
*You MUST do the mandatory entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!*


**Bonus Entries**
{Leave separate comments for each entry}

1. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}
2. Follow Sarah on Twitter {1 entry}
3. Become a fan of Sarah's Treasures on Facebook {1 entry}
4. Heart Sarah's Treasures on Etsy {1 entry}
5. Place an order on Sarah's Treasures{10 entries}{I will check to make sure you ordered}
6. Subscribe to my blog via EMAIL {2 entry}
7. Grab my NEW button (old one doesn't count) and leave a link to where it's at {2 entries}
8. Follow my publicly on google friend connect {2 entry}
9. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to the post {5 entries}{Putting it on your side bar doesn't count}
10. Enter another one of my giveaways {1 entry per giveaway}
11. Add my blog to your blog roll {1 entry}
12. Tweet about this giveaway {3 tweets per day} Please don't tweet them all together! You can use this:

@USCGWifey is giving away a jar of mineral eyeshadow from @SarahEMerchant http://bit.ly/coYfza

**Rules**
•Giveaway ends sometime in May
•Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted my email
•Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
•Open to US only

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Family Tree Necklace Giveaway

WHAT- Family Tree (with children) necklace
ENDS- April 25th
OPEN TO- US & Canada

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Rascodog Giveaway

WHAT- Readyleash with 1 roll of Readybags
ENDS- May 5th
OPEN TO- US only

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Pillow Pet Giveaway

WHAT- Pillow Pet of choice
ENDS- April 30th
OPEN TO- US only

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Vat19 Skyball Giveaway

WHAT- A Skyball
ENDS- May 1st
OPEN TO- US only

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Episencial Giveaway

WHAT- A set of bath products from Episencial
ENDS- May 10th
OPEN TO- ?

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What's A Dame To Do?! Giveaway

WHAT- What's A Dame To Do?! game from Games for Dames
ENDS- May 18th
OPEN TO- ?

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Set in Stone Shop Giveaway

WHAT- A custom item of your choice from Set in Stone
ENDS- May 3rd
OPEN TO- US only
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Hairfree Brush Giveaway

WHAT- A hairfreĆ© Flat Brush and Round Brush
ENDS- May 4th
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Sproutbaby Giveaway

WHAT- Sproutbaby Foaming Body Wash and 2 Supergoop Quiksticks
ENDS- April 30th
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Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Giveaway

WHAT- Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD, 3 winners!
ENDS- April 27th
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Stick Figure Stickers Review & Giveaway

Everytime I would see one of those sick figure families on the back of a vehicle, it would always catch my eye. You know you always look too! You wanna see who's in the family. How many kids they have, and so on. Well, I finally have one too! Mine came from Stick Figure Stickers.com! They were very kind in letting me choose my family and review for them.

Stick Figure Stickers is a small business.It's a team of 2 people. Husband and wife, Mike and Ericka. They are 2 of the nicest people you will come across! They do everything from the website, creating, making and cutting out every sticker individually each and every time. They offer only the best quality of vinyl and they personally make sure everything they send is something they would use themselves. And all of that shows! I've had my stickers on for almost 3 weeks now. In that time, I've been through rain, cold weather, hot weather, and TONS of pollen! You wouldn't be able to tell that from looking at the stickers. They look as though I just put them on today. I've already taken them through 4 different states, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. They are holding up great!

I'm very impressed with the work that they do. The stickers are very well made. They were super simple to put on too! They sent instructions with the stickers, but I didn't even need them (I've done a lot of sticker stickin' in my day). They went on very easy, had no problems at all. And they haven't peeled up at all!


This is what my stickers look like after almost 3 weeks and lots of weather. I cleaned them off before I took the picture, but if you look to the right, you can see all the pollen that is covering my car. It didn't do anything to the stickers as you can see.

~Buy It~
Stick Figure Stickers are inexpensive! Plus there are so many options you can choose! I would love to have 2 dogs to add to mine! Please, GO ORDER! I'm telling you, you will be on the site FOREVER trying to decide what you want. Too cute to pick!

~Win It~
The lovely owners at Stick Figure Stickers are offering one of my winners the chance to win their very own stick figure family! Max of 4 family members.

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@USCGWifey is giving away a stick figure family for your car from @familystickers http://bit.ly/bZ5yYI

**Rules**
•Giveaway ends some time in May
•Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted my email
•Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
•Open to US & Canada
 
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Get Ready for Summer's GIANT GIVEAWAY!

Over at Get Ready for Summer, there is a great giveaway going on! Here is what's being given away:

1. CHANEL PARTICULIERE 505 nail polish from Spring 2010 collection (Do I need to tell you it is SOLD OUT everywhere? ;))

2. THE BODY SHOP Neroli Jasmin shower gel & body lotion (both 50ml)
3. MAYBELLINE Dream Sunglow Bronzing Booster
4. CHINA GLAZE ENTOURAGE nailpolish
5. CIATE : One Coat a Day (base polish), Hang Over Cure (treatment for cuticles), Super Sexy Dry (drying drops)
6. CALVIN KLEIN Ultimate edge Gel Eyeliner in shade 301 Cocoa Sheen (with mini brush)
7. H&M BRACELET (pink coral color with gold, perfect for spring/summer)
8. CIATE Pink Nail File
9. JILL SANDER SUN EDT 100ml (without alcohol, perfect for summer)
10. NYX LIPSTICKS in 3 colours: Electra, Indian Pink, Circle
11. NAIL ART FIMO fruits (3x10)
12. ELDORA FALSE LASHES B127
13. MORGAN STREET Lip Balm Chocolate Cake
14. 5 SHE STYLEZONE Nailpolishes
15. OPI nailpolish LA- PAZ-ITIVELY HOT normal version + MATTE version
16. THE BODY SHOP RASPBERRY Body Butter 200ml
17. FRUCTIS Elastic Power Fix Hairspray

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