Three Cheap Ways to Make Birthdays Special

Hi there makers! I cannot believe we are already into April! This year has been flying by so far. We’ve been busy with holidays, church events, traveling, work, and a very important birthday. My daughter turned 8 years old at the end of March and it was such a fun time. I love birthdays and I love making them special, so I thought I would share Three Cheap Ways to Make Birthdays Special for your kids. Don’t get me wrong… I love to go all out for birthday celebrations too. But there are a few things you can do that won’t break your bank and will still make the day super special for your kiddo.

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So… what can you do to make the day a little more special than normal, but not spend a ton of money? It’s actually pretty easy!

  1. Surprise bedroom decorating!

This is so fun and I usually do it right after the birthday kiddo falls asleep. I decorate the bedroom door with a handmade sign and blow up a bunch of balloons to put all over the bedroom floor. Sometimes I even hang streamers from the bedroom door. It’s the first thing your birthday babe will wake up to and they will LOVE it! It’s a tradition to do this every year now and it’s something my daughter always looks forward to.

eightisgreat-6             2. Donut Cake!

We are more of a donut family than we are a cake family, so this works perfectly for us! Plus, turning it into a cake and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in the morning before you start your day is just plain COOL! It’s so easy… just stack up the donuts and stick in some candles!

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The candle is from Walmart and the cake bunting was on clearance at Target. Donuts are from a local donut shop!

           3. Birthday meal at a restaurant.

Going out to eat together as a family is always a special occasion for us because it’s not something we do super often. Going out to a restaurant for a birthday celebration is always extra special when you go to restaurants or dining places that offer special deals and meals for the birthday person. Some offer free meals, free drinks, and even free dessert! Here’s a LIST of restaurants that offer freebies for birthdays.

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We had so much fun with our birthday girl and making her day extra special. After the above festivities, we ventured to the dollar theater to find a good movie  (Star Wars!) and then to the American Girl store so my girl could get her very first AG doll. Later on, her daddy gave her a special birthday photo shoot… perks to being a photographer’s kid! Here are a few pictures from her shoot that I just adore! I’m such a lucky momma.

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What special things do you do for your kids on their birthdays? I’d love to hear about your traditions in the comments!

Top 5 Party Planning Items

Hi everyone!

Ashley here and I am back this month to share my list of must haves for throwing parties! If you are just entering the realm of marriage or motherhood, these are the things I feel that have saved me SO much time and money for each party I have hosted. They have been loaned out several times and still remain my Top 5 Party Planning Items!

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1. Classic, white serving dishes

I use these for ALL of my parties. My mom has a matching set- so when I am planning very large parties I borrow hers. I like all of my dishes to match when I play hostess and I love that the white goes with every theme. My actual set I got for a steal on clearance at Sam’s Club five years ago, but I found these that are similar and less than $20! These are heavy duty, and my favorite- dishwasher safe!

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2. Mason jars!

I know EVERYONE loves mason jars and they are quite the trend. I got these when I was first married and have two sets. The larger 32 oz quart ones I use for centerpieces at both kid and adult parties. I use a slightly cooled hot glue gun to attach decorations and they will usually just peel off. For the best price I found mine at Fry’s grocery store when all of the canning supplies were half off! I scored the set of 12 for about $6!

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My second set is the pint jars. I use these as cups at ALL adult parties. These things have been used at over 20 different celebrations and are still going strong! I love them because I can run them in the dishwasher to clean them and they were a one-time expense! I HIGHLY recommend getting the wide mouth jars as they seem to work much better as drinking glasses!

A few years ago I added these chalkboard labels to each of my pint glasses so people can write their names on them. I found them at Hobby Lobby. Surprisingly enough the labels stay on in the dishwasher! I just set out chalk paint pens and people add their names. Usually the paint will leave a little residue so I just wipe it off with a wet paper towel after they are clean.

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3. Simple food labeling frames

I love to label all of my foods at parties and these are the perfect way to do it! They were inexpensive, but when you add a theme-matching print, they look great! I especially love that the back came with a chevron detail. It looks cute even from behind! And of course- I bought mine in white!

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4. Beverage jar

This is my water station at all parties. Kids know how to use it and it is so easy to fill with a bag of ice and a few gallons of water. If you go to purchase one I HIGHLY recommend getting a big glass one with a LOW spout. I have gone through several plastic ones that are just not durable. I also have a glass one I rarely use because the darn spout is too high.

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5. Galvanized tub

I have 2 white ones that we use all of the time. At our kid parties I use them to hold drink boxes or Uncrustable sandwiches. Sometimes they hold party favors, sometimes chips, etc. They are a great thing to have! I got mine at Target during the summer- and they were much cheaper than the link below, but this gives you a good idea!

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I hope that you found this helpful! Like I said, these are my tried and true things that have lasted me for years and that I am constantly using! Plus, it feels great to have them on hand when friends or family need to borrow them!

Thanks for visiting! Party on friends!

Ashley

Mermaid Birthday Party

Hi again! I am back with an update on the budget and details of my daughter’s fourth birthday party. Halen (yes- like VanHalen) decided this year she would like a Mermaid Birthday Party. 

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After months of planning and prep work I am happy to say this is by far one of my favorite parties I have done! I had Halen look through different invites on Etsy to get an idea of what type of mermaids she was thinking for her party- Ariel, cartoons, etc? And while we embrace all things girly and fun at our house I was a bit excited to see that her favorite invite included cute, vintage mermaids!

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We chose our date and started working on the invites. I ordered the custom invites from Etsy (shop is Meghilys). We printed them out on a color printer and then added thicker card stock behind them to help make them a little sturdier. I took some Mod Podge Dimensional and added some gold glitter to make the shells and details pop a bit more. Michaels had these super cute clear bottles that they sell in the crafting department. They are plastic and you can mail them as is- what is a cuter way to get an invite?! We rolled the invites up and put them in the bottles with a little scoop of sequins. NOW- I had read online that since the bottles are light it cost about $.70 a bottle to mail them. NOT TRUE! Luckily I only had to mail 4 of them, because they actually cost $2.38 a piece! Yikes! Since I had already committed I bit the bullet and this cheapskate paid to mail those few out! At least they were a hit with our mailed guests!

Invitation Expenses: invites $10, bottles $4 (used coupons), postage $10 (had sequins, labels, Mod Podge) Total:$24- which is A LOT more than I usually spend.

For the party décor she said she wanted purple and aqua (her favorite color). I added little hints of gold throughout for fun! I always like to start party projects with paper crafts. I stalk the JoAnn’s and Michael’s ads for when they have scrapbook paper for 4 sheets for $1. Once it goes on sale, I go and pick the colors I know I will use! I try to never wait until the last minute for paper because it will end up costing triple!

When it comes to parties- I always try to mix up my décor. I try to choose a few things that are not too theme specific so I know I can reuse them for different parties. For Halen’s party I added to my spreadsheet the specific things I knew I wanted to create and the things I already had that just needed a little update or tweak.

Tables- For the big, adult tables and food serving tables I used just cheap plastic tablecloths. I added a strip of cute, aqua wrapping paper down the centers for a table runner! My favorite big Mason jars had already been decorated with gold glitter paper for Lola’s baptism and a Favorite Things party. I just added a little extra bling which took about 2 minutes! To fill the jars I wanted to incorporate the vintage mermaids, sea life, and Halen’s name and age. I found the cute mermaid print on Etsy as an automatic download. I also reused a few of my gold dowels that had gold glitter hearts on them. I just used my Cricut to cut out different sea shapes, H’s, and 4’s for the rest. I assembled and arranged them in the jars, adding little pieces of blue and purple curling ribbon that I already had on hand to add fullness.

For the kid’s tables I used leftover plastic tablecloths (taped down) and set each place with a wood treasure box. I like to have at least one organized project or game at each party. For this party we had the kids paint an unfinished treasure box gold and add gems with tacky glue. I ordered the treasure boxes here from Oriental trading. I bought a pack of foam platters for $1 at Fry’s to set each project on to keep my tables and rug clean! The gems I bought a huge bag of at Michael’s and used a 50% off coupon snagging them for $6.

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The treasure boxes are actually borrowed from our church. We used them for Wisemen in our pageant. They are from Joann and are just spraypainted gold and have gems added to them. The jeweled necklaces are Mardis Gras beads from Dollar Tree. All of the shells are ones we have either collected or had laying around. I simply spray painted them gold.

Table cost: 3 tablecloths $3, dowels $2, paper $3, mermaid download $2, aqua chevron wrapping paper $4 at Target, gold bling $1 from Michaels, and misc jewelry $3! (had jars, gold sparkle paper and hearts, tissue paper)

Total Table cost: $18 for coverings and decorations for four kid’s tables, 2 adult tables, and 3 food tables (The plastic tablecloths are super long- I cut the excess off and use those to cover up the kids tables)

The main focal point for the party was the dessert table. In order to comfortably seat 14 kids and their parents I had to figure out how to get rid of some of our furniture without moving all of my house into the garage. For this party I decided to make a finlike tablecloth to cover up our regular kitchen table and use that as the dessert table. My trick for big fabric projects is thrifting. I hit thrift stores and look for flat sheets that are in awesome condition and are in my color schemes. To make this tablecloth I had already had the dark purple from Halen’s first birthday party. I found both of the blues at Goodwill for $1.99 for a King sized sheet AND they were half off! The only color I ended up buying was the lavender which I got using a coupon at JoAnn. It took some careful planning, some cutting, and lots of sewing, but I love how it turned out!

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I also made a simple fabric garland using some of the leftover sheet material and some scraps I had in my stash. The lanterns are all reused from other parties, a few I spray painted gold to tie in with the theme. The big gold H was from JoAnn’s (with a coupon of course), a little spray paint and some purple, gold, and aqua gems glued on. I also made a slew of tissue paper tassels. I bought my tissue paper at Target after looking for the right colors, they had the best price and color/pattern selection. It was a perfect project to work on at night when watching a movie. I made large tassels and small tassels to hang around the house. A few small ones decorated the main cake and the other food items. Tissue tassels are a great way to add décor for very little!

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Dessert Table: fin tablecloth (thrifted fabric in 3 colors) $2, one color purchased at JoAnn $4, gold H $2, tissue paper tassels $4 (everything else repurposed)

Total Cost: $12 for all of the table décor and tassels throughout party

For this party we used a main entrance table. I covered our regular sofa table with leftover fabric pieces and used all of the leftover decorations that didn’t have a set place somewhere else. This is where we set up favors for when guests leave and also where I set up Halen’s birthday book for guests to sign. We ordered the book, Can You Catch a Mermaid by Jane Ray on Amazon. I mentioned last month that each birthday I choose a book that goes with our party theme. We have guests sign the book and save them as a keepsake!

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I used the same vintage mermaid download and added simple text for guests to know to sign the book, party favors, and also for labeling the food. (I love food labels at a party!) The picture frames I found for $1 each at Michael’s in the unfinished wood section. I simply added scrapbook paper and gems. For the party favors I had treasures for the kids to fill up their treasure boxes. They each got a ring pop, a necklace, chocolate coins, candy bracelets, and rings. All of the favors came from Dollar Tree.

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The other planned activity was the piñata. I am way too cheap to spend money on something that gets trashed so I found a pin on how to make a piñata out of boxes. I have done one this way every year and they always work out awesome! Here is Halen’s mermaid tail one at the entrance to the party with a sign. The sign I made out of scrap wood we had laying around and LOTS of glitter.

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The last big project was the underwater display. My friend Ana made these jellyfish for VBS for me and I had her make a few more aqua ones to hang up with them. They are time consuming (just ask her! Haha) but only use cheap lanterns and cheap tablecloths. I ordered the lanterns from Oriental Trading and the tablecloths came from WalMart for $1. When Christmas was over I hit Michaels to buy the translucent ornaments. I got 4 boxes of different sizes for around $6. We strung them on fishing line and hung them at different lengths to make them look like bubbles! So easy and so pretty. The other sparkly ornaments I got after Christmas for 90% off. They ended up being around $.10 a piece! I strung those on fishing line and hung them with clear tape as well. This is the pass through that the food lines up to- so it made a pretty backdrop! I set other decorations we borrowed from my parents Sea themed living room on the counter below.

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Decorations: Birthday book $7, Unfinished treasure chests $14, Gold paint $3, gems $6, Party Favor Candy and Necklaces $8, Jellyfish (all 3 colors) $14, Ornaments $9 (piñata was all recycled stuff and sign was things I already had)

Total Decorations, Favors, Kid’s project: $61

Halen’s fourth birthday was so much fun. It has been a year of big changes for our family and especially Halen, as we welcomed her new sister Lola. She is such a funny, easy, smart kid and it has been so great to watch her grow into the little person she is!

Happy 4th birthday Halen. We love you!!!

Total party cost (not including food): $115 Not too bad! My budget before food was around $100, so I am happy with that. I spent a little bit more on the invitations than I usually do, but it all worked out well. And I have lots of gold accents to reuse for my Mom’s 55th birthday party and Lola’s first birthday!

Next month I will be back to tell you guys about party food on a budget and my favorite- desserts! I will be sharing my tricks for getting the most party food for your money and how to make Pinterest worthy desserts on the dime!

Until next month- party on friends!

Ashley

My Favorite Things Giveaway

This is a sponsored post, but all ideas and honest opinions are 100% my own.

Friends. I am SO excited for this week. Not only is Mine for the Making blog 4 years old this month, but I turn the big THREE-ZERO…tomorrow! That’s right. This momma is entering her third decade and what better way to celebrate than with a My Favorite Things Giveaway!! Just a little thank you from me to you for supporting me, encouraging me, and continuing to read my little ol’ blog. 

I contacted some of my very FAVORITE handmade shop owners and creative entrepreneurs and guess what?! They are going to give one lucky Mine for the Making reader some of my favorite things from their shops. SO generous!! The handmade community is really one-of-a-kind and I’m so thankful to be apart of it.

As a *now* thirty year old momma, some of my very favorite things are *HANDMADE*. I love the authenticity, the uniqueness, the creativity, and the talent. So today we are going to give y’all a real treat. Are you ready to see what some of my favorite things are?

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My absolute favorite t-shirt OFALLTIME is my Maker’s Gonna Make shirt from Jude Landry’s shop. It has my motto on it, it’s a beautiful piece of art I can wear, and it’s the most comfy t-shirt ever. I’d live in it if that wasn’t weird…

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You have the chance to win one of these shirts because Jude is not only talented, but he’s COOL. Visit his SHOP to check out his art and follow him on TWITTER too.

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My go-to hair accessory  is ALWAYS Vintage Rose Wraps. Always. On a good hair day or a bad one, you just can’t go wrong. I love the styles and color combinations… and if you ever get the chance to meet Katie, you will instantly love her. She is just the sweetest lady around. So sweet, in fact, that she’s giving away not one but THREE Vintage Rose Wraps. Say whaaat?! Check out her SHOP, BLOG, and FACEBOOK page for more prettiness.

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I have the HARDEST time remembering to drink water. Silly, right? Then I found Hustle Mama Handmade’s coolest ever mason jar cups. And drinking water just got cooler. Lucky for you, she’s giving away one of her Sweet Foxes Mason Jar Tumblers! Check out her SHOP, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK page to see even more of Shannon’s hustling. 

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Have you noticed my True Love ring and necklace? They are from Amy Cornwell’s shop and I wear them almost every single day. Absolutely beautiful pieces of jewelry. And Amy is so sweet… she is giving away one of her True Love Necklaces! Perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Check out her SHOP, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK page for even more gorgeous, handmade jewelry. 

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And of course there needs to be something for the kiddos…because let’s face it, this blog is for mommas and our kiddos. My daughter and I are both OBSESSED with the felt treats from KaseyPies. So cute you almost want to eat one! Probably the cutest, inedible cakes I’ve ever seen. They are a hit with all of her little friends too. Visit KaseyPies SHOP and her FACEBOOK page to see more of her adorable, handmade treats. 

I’m also going to throw in a few of my favorite craft supplies: washi tape, baker’s twine, and a little something *chalkboard*. 

So let’s recap on all of the awesomeness that YOU have the chance to win:

  • Maker’s Gonna Make shirt from Jude Landry
  • 3 Vintage Rose Wraps from Vintage Rose Wraps
  • Sweet Foxes Mason Jar Tumbler from Hustle Mama Handmade
  • True Love Necklace from Amy Cornwell
  • Felt Pie from Kasey’s Pies
  • A few of my favorite crafting supplies

That’s about $150 worth of amazing, handmade products and crafting supplies!

Now I’m assuming you want to know how to enter My Favorite Things Giveaway, right? Who would pass up all this handmade AWESOMENESS?! All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below. And it would be EXTRA awesome if you would go visit all of the shops featured here today. You can find their shop buttons in my right sidebar. 

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This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 years or older and will run for a week. GOOD LUCK! 

Thanks to my hot husband for taking all of my photos…check out more of his work HERE.

 

 

Bouncing Polka Dot Party

Okay, so I may have had a difficult time naming this party/post. 
I can also tell you that I was having the hardest time picking a theme for this party once my daughter chose the place… a local indoor bounce house/trampoline facility. 
I was browsing Pinterest late one night (the norm) when I happened upon an etsy shop I had not been to before…PartyInk. And the I spotted this…and it was over. I knew exactly what I was going to do for my daughter’s party. With only a few weeks until my daughter’s party, I contacted Cat, PartyInk‘s designer/owner, to order invites, cupcake toppers, and goody bag stickers. Now, don’t get me wrong. I always DIY my party decorations, invites, etc…but I could not pass these up. They were absolutely perfect
Upon contacting Cat, we both realized I had literally waited until the last minute to place an order with her… but it was fate! Pinterest lead me to the PERFECT party solution…so with a little bit of begging, Cat put a rush on my order and shipped everything off to me lickety-split. HOW NICE IS SHE?! Not to mention talented! Let’s check out some pictures of the party…
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This is the party table. Notice the adorable cupcake toppers and the cute party favor sign in the white frame? Thanks PartyInk!
I found the cute polka dot baking cups and paper straws on etsy at HeyYoYo. If you would have told me 10 years ago that baking cups and paper straws would make me squeal with excitement, I would have called you crazy.
Plates and napkins were purchased at Walmart and the polka dot balloons were ordered from Party City
I made funfetti cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting and added the adorable polka dot sprinkles. I’ll be sharing how I made the fancy krispie pops on Friday this week. 
Here’s the favor area and the fun party favors. There were bags with bouncy balls and candies and other baggies with strawberry chocolate dipped and sprinkled Oreos. FUN!
Luci had about 15 friends come to her party…SO MUCH FUN! She was excited to play with so many of her friends at one time in such a fun place. The neatest part for me was that 8 out of the 15 kids are the children of my childhood friends. How sweet is that? We are so so blessed with the amazing friends we have in our life.
Everyone had such a fun time! Even the parents were out there playing, laughing, and smiling. Fun was had by all.
We sang to the birthday girl and chowed on cupcakes and fancy krispie pops.
Lots of new clothes, arts/crafts, books, games, and a new princess baby. What a lucky girl!
A successful party full of fun, laughter, yummy treats, and super cute decorations. This momma is happy.
My polka dotty princess… oh how I her.
I was so excited when I stumbled upon this adorable dress while grocery shopping at Walmart! The lace capri leggings was a past GroopDealz purchase. And thanks to my bloggy bestie, I made Luci the cutest hair clip to match her birthday dress…
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Thanks so much for checking out Luci’s Bouncing Polka Dot Party!
I had so much fun planning it (thanks to the inspiration I got from PartyInk) and even more fun watching Luci’s smiling face. Thanks to all of our friends and family who made the party even more special. And thanks to the greatest husband ever for being able to defuse my stress, take gobs of pictures, help me set up and decorate, jump around and play with all the kids (and I mean ALL the kids), clean up, and load up the car. I sure am blessed. 
Have a great week my friends!!
Thanks so much for reading

Blogoversary Giveaway 12- Mine for the Making

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Have you been enjoying the week of giveaways?! Some seriously awesome shops and shop owners, right?!!
You all MUST know how much I you by now!

Well, today I am giving away a $25 credit to one lucky winner for my shop,where I make and sell lovely, vintage inspired jewelry and hair accessories for girls of all ages!

Here’s how you can enter!
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-Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.
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Blogoversary Giveaway 11- Bubble Wrapp’d

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I’m Andrea. I’m wifey to my hunky Hubby. Mom to two very busy, and very loud boys. Bub’s my oldest, he’s 6. Captain’s my youngest, he’s 5. I started my shop, Bubblewrapp’d, very late in 2010. I make bright, fun blocks to inspire, motivate, or just make you smile and laugh and they are available in my shop.

Today I am giving away a $15 shop credit {plus free shipping}!!

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Coupon Alert!!
Enter MINE10 at checkout to receive 10% off of your next Bubble Wrapp’d purchase!

Blogoversary Giveaway 10- Trendy Owl

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My name is Jocelyn and I blog over at BruCrew Life.  Most days you will find me in the kitchen baking up some sort of sugar laden treat to share with friends or family.  Then I share them at Inside BruCrew Life so you can enjoy them too.  One of my other fun hobbies is making fabric flowers.  These fun little flower headpieces can be found in my etsy shop, The Trendy Owl.  I am giving away 3 different flower headbands (a trio, a cluster, and a rolled rosette), one shabby chic clip, and one bloom ponytail holder…  all worth $26.  These are so fun to dress up your hair during the dreary winter months… and even more fun in warm summer months :-)

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Blogoversary Giveaway 9- Lilla Rose

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I am a busy stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 5 kids who fell in love with the Lilla Rose line of products for their beauty and simplicity.  Our most popular product, the Flexi-clip, is made out of piano wire so that it stretches tight over the hair and holds it firmly in place with no pulling or discomfort.  The Flexi-clip is the answer to easy, beautiful hair for busy moms and their daughters.  Please visit my website to see styles and sizes of our clips…there really is something for ALL hair types, no matter how thin or thick your hair is!

Every month we offer a special Flexi-of-the-Month…only available during that month and in limited sizes.  Check out the first Flexi-of-the-Month for 2012, January’s “Proud Display of Color”.

I would like to give away one “Summer Sunflower” Flexi-clip in size Medium (value: $14.00) and a “Have One On Us” gift ticket that can be redeemed for any Flexi-clip of the winner’s choice on my website (value: up to $15).  Total value- $29.00

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-Visit the Lilla Rose store and let us know what you would spend your $15 on.
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Blogoversary Giveaway 8- Pickle Doodle Designs

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My name is Elizabeth Hastings and I am the creator owner of Pickle Doodle Designs. I am a stay at home Mom, classically trained chef and self taught graphic designer. Staying home with my girls has been a dream come true as well as my inspiration for starting Pickle Doodle Designs. I have dabbled in catering, party planning, and the obvious printable party essentials. I love creating new items for my shop and interacting with my customers (even if it is via email)!

I am giving away an invitation package (valued at $30) that includes a 5×7 invite and up to 10 custom printable sheets (thank you tags, banner, thank you card, cupcake toppers, food labels, party signs, etc.)

Here’s how you can enter!
*Leave a separate comment for each entry!*

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You must be a public follower of Mine for the Making on Google Friend Connect, Feedburner, or subscribe by email.  
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-“Heart” Pickle Doodle Designs and let us know what you would pick if you won.
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-Follow Pickle Doodle Designs and leave a comment letting Lizzy know you are coming from this giveaway.
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-“Like” Pickle Doodle Designs on Facebook and say HI on Lizzy’s wall.
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– Follow Lizzy on Twitter.
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-“Like” Mine for the Making on Facebook.
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-Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.
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9 ways to enter this fabulous giveaway!!

This giveaway is open for 7 days and will close at midnight on the 7th day.
The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on the blog.
Ready, set…. GO!

Coupon Alert!!
Enter WINTER15 at checkout to receive 15% off of your next Pickle Doodle Designs purchase!