Thursday, February 03, 2011

Utah! Hollywood Connection SCREAMIN' DEAL!! Plus a GIVEAWAY!!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Winner announced on 2/19!!
You must check this out if you are in Northern Utah!!
Plus a giveaway for a 4-pack of unlimited wristbands to Hollywood Connection.  Read on...


Get in on the Screamin Daily Deal for Utah on Friday 2/04 and you can purchase one unlimited Hollywood Connection wristband for $5!!  This is a $20 value and a 75% savings!!  My kids used to love to go to Hollywood Connection and I am sure that if I offered it to them, they'd jump on it.  This deal should last through Sunday 2/06.  Hollywood Connection is located at 3217 South Decker Lake Drive, in West Valley City, Utah.  Just across from the E-Center (Maverik Center).

If it is past 2/06, there will be a new deal to choose from!!

There are also deals in California and Chicago, some really great deals!!

Would you like to WIN the Utah Screamin Daily Deal of a 4-pack (YES, 4!!) of unlimited wristbands to Hollywood Connection?  Amazing!!  I knew you would!!  Wristbands include unlimited Rides, Skating and Miniature Golf from open to close.  Big thanks to Screamin Daily Deals for sponsoring this, they are awesome!!

HOW TO ENTER: (Utah only, please.)

*1)  Just leave a comment below letting me know if you have been to Hollywood Connection or if this would be something new for your family.   This is the only requirement for entry!  Be sure to leave your email in your comment if it isn't in your profile so I can find you if you win.  Thanks!

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, complete as many as you like:
*2)  Leave a comment on one of my non-giveaway blog posts.  Be sure to leave a comment here letting me know that you completed this.
*3)  Follow me on Twitter.  Leave a comment letting me know you follow.
*4)  Like my Facebook Fan page.  Leave a comment letting me know you have joined.
*5)  Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar--->).  Let me know you follow.
*6)  Join the Screamin Daily Deals community by clicking the green box above.  Please leave the email you joined with.
*7)  Tweet this giveaway using the button below the post.  Leave the URL to your tweet!

Giveaway ends February 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm MST.  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so I can  find you if you win.  Open to residents of the US who are 18+.  Winner will be selected  by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected.  

Good Luck and Thanks for stopping by!!
 

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Shutterfly Winner!!

Announcing the winner of the 25 free Valentine's Day Cards from Shutterfly.com!



#26 Lina!!

I have emailed the winner.  Congrats!
Thanks to everyone who entered.  Be sure to enter my Handmade With Love Giveaway going on now.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Handmade With Love Giveaway and Blog Hop

You don't want to miss this one!
Lots of handmade giveaways!
...read on for details.



 Welcome to my corner of the Handmade with Love Giveaway and Blog Hop.  I'm excited to be participating with a ton of other bloggers!  Handmade items are so heartwarming, so meaningful and really unique.  What's better for Valentine's Day than Handmade with Love.

I am giving away 3 items from my Etsy shop to 1 lucky reader:

*Birdie Collage Boutique Small Notebook/Album*
To hold your love notes, ephemera or write your shopping lists.
The cover adorably says:
"I'm thankful for such simple things:
As butterflies with colored wings,
For every bird that sweetly sings."

*Majestic Crown Scalloped Edge Circle Tags*
Perfect to add to a gift. 

*Stitched Love Word Tags*
Can be used as bookmarks, gift tags or to give a quick love note to your lovies!




To enter my giveaway please read on.

*1)  Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) and leave me a comment about the prizes.  If you already follow, that counts too, just let me know.  This is a mandatory entry and the only one required, if you so wish.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, complete as many as you like: 
*2)  Leave a comment on one of my non-giveaway blog posts.  Be sure to leave a comment here letting me know that you completed this.
*3)  Follow me on Twitter.  Leave a comment letting me know you follow.
*4)  Like my Facebook Fan page.  Leave a comment letting me know you have joined.
*5)  Tweet this giveaway using the following if you like:
"Handmade with Love Giveaway and Blog Hop 2/2-2/6 http://tinyurl.com/4ncqsxb @ArtsyChaos #giveaway"

After entering my Handmade with Love giveaway be sure to enter the blog hop and enter many other handmade giveaways below!  The more giveaways you enter, the better your chances are to win.  Over 140 blogs are participating and offering a giveaway.

Giveaway ends February 06, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST (9:59 pm MST).  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so I  can  find you if you win.  Open to residents of the US, Canada and Australia who are 18+.  Winner will be selected  by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected.  

Good Luck!!

Comments are now closed.

Mermaids Dream Custom Clutch Purses CONTEST!

Do you have an upcoming wedding or special event?  Then you must; and I mean must; check out Mermaids Dream at Etsy.


I recently had the opportunity to have this amazing, beautiful and so classy silk clutch made for my sister for Christmas.  When the clutch arrived it was very carefully packaged.  I was certainly impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship as well.  The funnest part is the flower.  The flower can be removed from the clutch to wear as a pin, as a hair adornment or embellish another purse.  Beautiful!


Sherry at Mermaids Dream is running a really cool contest right now.  This contest gives anyone who buys a Bridal Package an opportunity to win their purchase price back, to a maximum of $350.00.  WOW!!  All you have to do is upload a video to Mermaid Dream's wall, 1 to 2 minutes long, explaining what it is that you love about your Mermaids Dream clutches and why YOU should be the one to "win your money back".  The contest details can be found at Mermaids Dream's Facebook page. What a great opportunity!

 There are so many colors to choose from!  
Try a little window shopping at Mermaids Dream today, you won't be sorry.

We have a winner!

Winner of the $25 CSN gift card!!


mich520!!

Congratulations Michelle, I will be emailing you shortly to confirm.
Thanks to everyone who entered!  Please check out my other giveaways and have a lovely day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

My First Penguin Kit Review

Have you been to Educational Toys Planet?  If not, you really should check out their wonderful and unique selection of science and learning activities!

As I have watched my children grow, I've always encouraged learning, reading and exploring.  I've also watched as they scored off the charts on school development and academic tests.  Personally, I think some of the 'boosting' they received as small children had a big hand in their current test scores and excellent grades.  

Recently, we were given the opportunity to review My First Penguin Kit, a fun and educational science and animal activity.


There are several activities included in the kit like seeing how feathers insulate from the cold, thus protecting the penguins in the cold climates where they live.  My daughter could barely hold the non-insulated ice cube for more than 10 seconds whereas the feather insulated one was just 'kinda cold'.


We learned that Emperor Penguins are about 4' tall.  FOUR FEET TALL!!  We laughed about having 4' tall penguins walking around the house and my daughter pretended to carry a baby penguin on her feet.  We also made orange juice penguin fish pops to put into the freezer.


One recommendation I could make is to prepare some of the activities ahead of time.  In one activity, you freeze water in a balloon and in a bag and then compare the ice by texture, etc.  The water could be frozen ahead of time so that the activity could take place then and not hours later.  The same would apply to the egg that comes with the kit as it will take several hours or even a day for the egg to hatch in water.  When my daughter put the egg into water she put in the small figurines that come with the kit.  She said "look Mom, the mommy penguin is wondering how in the world she gave birth to such a big egg!".


The My First Penguin Kit is a great afternoon learning activity.  If you're looking for, or like to have on-hand, an education activity for your children, definitely check out the Science Toys at Educational Toys Planet.  Here's to smart kids and mommies everywhere!

I did receive one kit for review from Educational Toys Planet at no cost to me.  This in no way affected my review and/or opinions.

SAG Fashion

I'm straying a bit from my regular blogging to make a few comments on some of the fashions at tonight's SAG awards.  It's just that I read so-called experts and well, often disagree with their opinions!  Maybe I'm not stylish? 

I think this dress that January Jones is wearing is beautiful.  I love the mermaid flair and the gold lace effect on the black.  I could do without the sleeves and the black sheer stuff on top but overall,  I think it's very glamorous.  Yahoo is calling it an "F" and dowdy. 


Twirlit says the following Angie Harmon choice is a 'best dressed' for the night.  Puke!  I love pink but give me a break.  This dress looks like a baby pink bird on steroids sporting a corset.


I do agree, however, with most bloggers about Jane Lynch's purple taffeta, um, dress.  Oh Jane, Jane, we love you but this dress is more suited to a high school dance!  Wait, does she shop at DEB's in the mall?


And lastly, well, who can resist a man all suited up?  Certainly not me.  Colin Firth is just lovely!  Don't you think?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Having friends is good for us.  I consider my husband to be my best friend but he can't always give me what a good female friend would.  Here are 5 good reasons to have friends:

1.  Comfort
2.  Connectedness
3.  Unconditional Support
4.  Boost to Self-Esteem
5.  Honesty

As we travel around the big wide web, we meet people and maybe form some lasting friendships.  So, with this in mind, please join me in this week's Let Get Social Sunday Blog Hop and maybe make a new friend or two!  Just follow my blog -----> (right sidebar) and then click the button below to find more great blogs and friends.