DIY Diva Thurs. {50} and a GIVEAWAY

In celebration of our 50th fashion linky party, we’re having a GIVEAWAY!!
One winner will win a surprise package from my shop valued at $25 (open to US and Canada residents).
Rafflecopter is below the linky party. 

Are you ready to party?!
{Fashion Party}
Fashion Party Etiquette:
1. Link up your specific fashion post. 
~All things fashion!~
And remember, fashion is for females and males of all ages!
*No linky parties, etsy shops, giveaways, home improvement, crafts, recipes, home decor, etc.*

2. Please link back to Mine for the Making in your post or post a DIY Diva Thursdays button on your blog to help me spread the word of our fashion party! 
{button code under the “Button Up” tab}
*BE SURE TO LINK BACK SO THAT I CAN FEATURE YOU!*

3. Follow MFTM (check the right sidebar) or “like” us on Facebook. That way you can remember to link up every week and check to see if YOU are a featured DIY Diva! I love to feature you on the blog and Facebook!

4. Remember to visit others and leave a little {♥}. We all love comments and making new bloggy friends! You can also “like” your favorite projects! 


Check out this week’s {featured} DIY Divas!
HERE

Okay divas! Show us what you got!
I can’t wait to feature you!



NEW Shop Products {squeal}

I know I know.
I said I would have everything photographed, edited, listed in the shop and a preview for all of you, my lovely readers, by Tuesday of this week.
FAIL.
Let me be the first to tell you that my to-do lists are almost always unreasonably written. As in, there are far too many tasks for one person for one day to complete. But whatev. That’s how I roll.
Forgive me?
Can we still be friends?
Oh good. 
Now…are you ready to see some of the new items I have finished listing in my shop? I couldn’t be more thrilled with these new products. 
Introducing the Bowtiful line and the new Fabric Rose Necklaces!
I am already in the process of sewing more of the necklaces and I have some FABULOUS new rings that will be listed very soon as well. 
What do you think?!
I had a bunch more of the necklaces but sold them during a fun Instagram sale.
Hop on over to my SHOP to see more!
Use coupon code FREESHIPPING on your next purchase…because I the heck out of you!
And be on the look out because momma is busy making even more lovelies for the shop!

NEW Shop Products {squeal}

I know I know.
I said I would have everything photographed, edited, listed in the shop and a preview for all of you, my lovely readers, by Tuesday of this week.
FAIL.
Let me be the first to tell you that my to-do lists are almost always unreasonably written. As in, there are far too many tasks for one person for one day to complete. But whatev. That’s how I roll.
Forgive me?
Can we still be friends?
Oh good. 
Now…are you ready to see some of the new items I have finished listing in my shop? I couldn’t be more thrilled with these new products. 
Introducing the Bowtiful line and the new Fabric Rose Necklaces!
I am already in the process of sewing more of the necklaces and I have some FABULOUS new rings that will be listed very soon as well. 
What do you think?!
I had a bunch more of the necklaces but sold them during a fun Instagram sale.
Hop on over to my SHOP to see more!
Use coupon code FREESHIPPING on your next purchase…because I the heck out of you!
And be on the look out because momma is busy making even more lovelies for the shop!

My Soul Mate

Many of you may feel the same way about your spouse…
That you have literally married your soul mate. 
And I don’t feel like the term “soul mate” should be thrown around loosely… 
I really love the definition Urban Dictionary gives for “Soul Mate
“A person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet — a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before. As this connection develops over time, you experience a love so deep, strong and complex, that you begin to doubt that you have ever truly loved anyone prior. Your soulmate understands and connects with you in every way and on every level, which brings a sense of peace, calmness and happiness when you are around them.”

This is my husband for me.
My true best friend and partner in this life…and for the rest of eternity.

{Photography by Joy Photography)

My husband and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary last week. I still remember our wedding as if it were yesterday (not that 3 years is a super long time). We DIY-ed almost our entire wedding on a very tight budget. It was a lot of work and sometimes very stressful…but our wedding turned out beautiful and was worth all of the work. In fact, if I could go back and do it again, I probably would have done more! (Now you know how crazy I really am…)

{Photography by Joy Photography}

All my girls and my sister were there to help us celebrate our special day.
I loved that every bridesmaid wore their own style of black dress. 
Priceless memories and I’m so happy to have shared them with these girls.

Before we headed out to celebrate, we snapped a couple pictures…and little Lu had to jump in : )
What I Wore {Anni Edition}
(Top- Ross, Skinnies- Target, Necklace- DelicateConstruction {shop}, Ring- Mine for the Making {shop}, Bracelet- Groopdealz, Glasses- Coach, Shoes (not pictured)- Toms.)
With our busy lives, it’s difficult for us to get out for a date night. So we didn’t plan anything extravagant to celebrate our 3 year anni… simply a quiet dinner just the 2 of us was enough for us.
Although Matthew and I celebrated 3 years of marriage…we have actually been together for a lot longer than that…

{Our first Christmas together. Matthew was 16 and I was 14.}
I was giddy and head over heels (or should I say overalls?) for him then
But I am even more in love with him now.
(I think that happens after you see your husband become a father…especially when they are as amazing and involved as my husband is with our Luci.) 
Happy 3 Year Wedding Anni to my soul mate




Mold Me Shape Me

I am really excited to introduce you to Mine for the Making’s newest sponsor!
I really love her shop and I know you will too!
Meet Melissa, the creator of Mold Me Shape Me!
Melissa and her family live on a farm in North Carolina. She homeschools her daughter and her husband is the pastor of their local church. Over the last 25 years Melissa has dedicated her time and talents to her personalized Christmas Ornament business. Melissa’s new endeavor is Mold Me Shape Me, a shop of original, handmade silicone molds. All designs are offered in a Food Grade Silicone or Nonfood Grade Silicone. Great for making buttons, jewelry charms, ornaments, hair accessories, key chains, fondant products for cakes and cupcakes, and much much more!

Beautiful, right?!
Imagine all of the things you can create and embellish with these molds!

Shop Mold Me Shape Me {HERE}
Follow MMSM on Facebook {HERE}
Watch MMSM on YouTube {HERE}

Sponsor MFTM

I Heart Mum Ring Winners!!

Thanks so much to those of you who entered the I Heart Mum Ring Giveaway from my shop! I appreciate your support, I really do .
Let’s get right to it, shall we??!
Winner #1:
Michelle (delicateCONSTRUCTION) who said, “I follow you on Linky Followers!”
and
Winner #2:
Kassi Mortensen (Truly Lovely) who said, “I follow in Pinterest.”
WOOHOO! Congratulations girls! 
These 2 ladies happen to be great bloggy friends of mine! You should check out their blogs for sure.
Girls, you have 48 hours to email me your shipping address and color choice (pink or white).
MinefortheMaking{at}gmail{dot}com
***
Thanks again for reading Mine for the Making!
There are lots of ways to stay in contact with MFTM…just check the right sidebar
There are more great giveaways coming up on the blog, so be sure to check in!

I Heart Mum Ring GIVEAWAY

{Giveaway closed}

Because Mine for the Making readers ROCK, I thought it would be fun to give away 2 of the newest rings in the shop… I Heart Mum Rings.

Beautiful white and pink mum cabochons on a bronze, heart filigree band. This whimsical, vintage inspired ring is lovely with any outfit, casual or dressy, and will be your favorite accessory for sure. The band is adjustable and fits most. 
Entry Qualifications:
*Leave a separate comment for each entry.*
1. Be a public follower via Google Friend Connect (GFC).
2. Follow along with MFTM via RSS (Feedburner).
3. Follow along using Linky Followers.
4. Follow MFTM on Pinterest.
5. “Heart” my shop.
6. Visit my shop and tell us your favorite item.
7. “Pin” your favorite MFTM tutorial, recipe, or item from the shop. Leave a link for the pin.
8. “Like” MFTM’s Facebook page from your personal page.
(this giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook)
9. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.
Good luck!
That’s 11 different ways to enter and 2 winners will be chosen! 
That’s pretty good odds, if you ask me : )
Giveaway ends on Feb. 26th at midnight and I will announce the winner on Monday, Feb. 27th. 
Winner will be chosen via random.org.
Winners will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Mine for the Making Shop GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello there friends!!
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by yours truly. 
Why?
Because I have the best readers ever !
Two lucky MFTM readers will be winning a Vintage Rose Ring!
A lovely rose cabochon sitting upon a bronze filigree adjustable band.

Here’s how you can enter:
Be sure to be a MFTM public reader before entering this giveaway!
{Mandatory}
Visit my shop and let us know your favorite item! 
{Extra Entries}
-“Like” MFTM on Facebook.
-“Heart” MFTM shop.
-Follow MFTM on Pinterest.
-Pin your favorite MFTM project or recipe on Pinterest and let us know what project it is.
-Facebook, tweet, or blog about this giveaway. 
(1 entry for each)
GOOD LUCK, friends!!

Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 20th, 2011, at midnight AZ time. Winners will be chosen via random.org and announced on the blog on Monday, November 21st, 2011. 
Come back tomorrow to see this week’s featured DIY Divas!

New Lovely Shop Items

New

Vintage Inspired


Fall Lovelies


In time for the holidays


I would love for you to come on over and check out the new items in my shop
15% off Discount Coupon Code
♥  ILUVMFTM

FREE shipping on everything in the shop!!

Today is the last day to get FREE SHIPPING on everything in the shop!
From lovely, handmade jewelry…

To lovely, handmade hair pretties…

Just enter coupon code FREESHIP at checkout :)
I can also do custom orders. Just email me at mineforthemaking(at)gmail(dot)com. 
And just for FUN…the first TWO people who comment on this post can receive an additional 20% off your entire purchase! Please make sure you leave your email address in the comment so that I can contact you. You must comment by tonight at midnight {AZ time} to get the 20% off.  

*That means items from $4-12 and NO shipping costs!*

Thanks so much for stopping by today (and letting me shamelessly promote my shop) and for supporting handmade!! Happy Saturday friends : )
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