Holiday Kitchenaid Giveaway

Hello there bakers and makers!

We love the holiday season and we love our readers so much that we wanted to have a fun Holiday Kitchenaid Giveaway! We also love to encourage you to get in the kitchen with your kids and what better way to do so than with a Kitchenaid! This stainless steel 4.5 quart kitchen tool is what every kitchen needs and is perfect for all of your baking needs. One lucky winner has the chance to put this beauty right on their counter top, all you need to do is enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open to all US residents who are 18 years or older. The giveaway will close on Saturday, December 19th and the winner will be announced on Sunday, December 20th. Thank you so much for reading our blogs! We appreciate you.

 

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Giveaway sponsored by:
  • Children’s Culinary Institute
  • Mine for the Making
  • Britches N Boots
  • Delicate Construction
  • My Crazy Good Life
  • Pink Cake Plate
  • A Glimpse Inside
 
 Giveaway is CLOSED! Thank you to all who participated!

Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to the A Night Owl July Creative Team Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today members of the A Night Owl creative team are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.

Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 2nd, 2015. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to the A Night Owl May Creative Team Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today members of the A Night Owl creative team are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.

Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 24th, 2015.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on May 17th, 2015. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Dolly and Me Dresses

A couple of months ago for my daughter’s seventh birthday, she received a very special gift from her Amma (grandma). A fancy big girl doll. One that has different outfits and accessories and she even has pretty hair that can be styled different ways. Many of you with little girls are probably familiar with the Our Generation and American Girl dolls. The only the better than having a fancy big girl doll with cute outfits is being able to *match* said doll. Now that would be extra special, right? That’s where these Dolly and Me Dresses come into play…

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How cute is that?! I cannot tell you the excitement that hit our living room when my daughter discovered new dresses with mini matching dresses! 

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Not to mention the matching hair bows… so cute! This hot pink chevron dress with ruffles is pretty and light, perfect for spring and summer wear! The lace sleeves are an added bonus, don’t you think?

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With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July around the corner, how perfect is this patriotic pillowcase dress? The corkscrew bows and blingy necklace pair perfectly with this dress.

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With summer temps reaching the triple digits in Arizona, I know we will get lots of use out of these adorable dresses this summer.

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Outfit details for Dolly and Me:

Hot Pink Chevron Ruffle Dress (Dolly and Me)

Hot Pink Chevron Hair Bows

Pink Chunky Necklace with Rosettes

Red Zebra with Navy Patriotic Pillowcase Dress (Dolly and Me)

Red, White, and Blue Chunky Necklace with Diamond

Patriotic mini corkscrew bows 

All from AlwaysUnderPay.com– reasonably priced, great quality, and super fast shipping! This Utah based, family owned business also offers baby outfits and accessories, craft supplies, dance clothing, tutus, and much more! We were very impressed with our first package!

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You can find AlwaysUnderPay.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter also! And below you can enter to win $50 credit to their online shop! This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 years or older. The giveaway is open for seven days and a random winner will be selected and announced. The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize and then a new winner will be chosen if needed. GOOD LUCK and keep supporting small business! 

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I was given products to review, but all opinions are 100% my own and I only share products I think my readers will love.

Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to the A Night Owl March Creative Team Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today members of the A Night Owl creative team are joining up to bring you an amazing $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.

Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 29th, 2015. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $150.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Teach Me Tuesday: Learning Through Games

I was provided with a product to review from ThinkFun. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Welcome to Teach Me Tuesday! A (mostly) weekly series where we share all things kid-friendly that you can do with your kids or teach them how to do. It can be educational, artistic, scientific, hands-on…anything goes as long as it’s kid approved! Today I’m going to be sharing how learning through games is not only fun for kids, but it’s super engaging. And let’s face it… if you are having fun while you are learning, you will more likely retain the information. 

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As a former elementary school teacher, it is safe for me to say that there are a TON of different learning styles. But it is also safe to say that most kids are willing to learn anything that involves FUN or a GAME of some kind. Now at home and homeschooling my daughter, I have found that whether I am teaching my daughter new concepts or reviewing old concepts, educational games are often times my go-to answer. Sometimes I make up the game myself, and other times I’m lucky enough to find a game that relates to whatever we are learning.

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One of my favorite resources for educational games is ThinkFun. They offer a variety of educational games for different grade levels and they also offer teacher resources and game bundles. Recently my daughter and I played the Robot Turtles Board Game, the first board game for little programers. That’s right. A board game that teaches computer programming early on to kiddos.

The coolest part ever is that this game was designed by a dad (and computer software entrepreneur) for his 4 year old twins. It’s super kid-friendly, colorful, and fun. Through simple commands, kids learn what it means to write code, debug and use functions. Something even I can learn!

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Robot Turtles Board Game allows the kids to be the programmers (who have all the control) of the computer, which is the parent. Yes, parents, you play too!

My other favorite part about this game is that it advances as your child does. So you can start this board game with your 4 year old, but expect to play for years to come as they advance and understand more about computer programming through playing Robot Turtles. 

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I also love that this game encourages the entire family to get involved. Kids of all ages and parents alike are all about to spend family time together, having fun and being silly all while learning. I’m thinking that’s a win folks!

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You can find Turtle Robots at Target and on Amazon. And you can also enter the giveaway below to win your own Turtle Robots Board Game! Think… early Christmas ‘shopping!’ 

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Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years or older. Giveaway closes in one week and the winner will be notified. Good luck and thank you for entering! 

The Cookie Doughjo + a Giveaway

Hello there friends!

I’ve got a great summer activity for you- baking with kids! Do your kids love to cook and bake? My daughter and I LOVE playing in the kitchen together. 

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The other day I had the privilege of taking me daughter to a blogger meet and greet at The Cookie Doughjo in Peoria, Arizona. My daughter and I had so much fun that afternoon baking and socializing with our friends. Really a great, family friendly atmosphere and I love the hands-on involvement of the kids and that they have something edible and delicious to take home. 

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The kids made delicious M&M Cookies and were able to help with all of the steps. 

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Regina (owner) was very friendly and super accommodating. Her two helpers where able to assist the kids as well, which really helped to accommodate for our large group. We also loved that the kids could decorate their take home boxes while the cookies baked. Boy did it smell good in there!

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The Cookie Doughjo is open for walk-ins and you can also schedule an event there such as a birthday party or mommy and me meet up with your friends. 

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Today some of my Arizona blogger friends and I teamed up with Regina at The Cookie Doughjo to give away 2 cookie classes and an apron! That’s a $75 value! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. 

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You can connect with The Cookie Doughjo on social media too!

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Thanks to Vanessa at See Vanessa Craft and Regina at The Cookie Doughjo for organizing such a fun event for us mommies and kiddos!

Summer Stash Giveaway

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Did someone say Summer Stash Giveaway? Yep that’s right! 19 crafty bloggers are teaming up to bring you a giveaway loaded with all things crafty. 

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I’ve gathered up some of my favorite craft supplies to give to one lucky Mine for the Making reader! Everything in this basket could be yours! For keeps! Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside…

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  1. Pretty, soft yarn
  2. Crochet Dude
  3. Fabric bonding sheet
  4. Pin cushion
  5. X-ACTO circle cutter
  6. Dimensional Mod Podge
  7. Mod Podge roller
  8. Sparkle elastic cords
  9. Beads
  10. Project Paint
  11. Tulip puff paint
  12. Mod Podge podgeable shapes
  13. Mod Podge sparkle
  14. Acrylic Jewels 
  15. Sewing travel kit
  16. Mod Podge 
  17. Mini wreath
  18. Mini clothes pins
  19. Twine
  20. Washi tape
  21. Felt Flower Ring (made by me)
  22. Bookmarks/metal paperclips 
  23. Sculpey clay
  24. Gloss enamel paints
  25. Fabric Bow Necklace (made by me)

So, who wants to win?

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Nineteen of your favorite crafty bloggers have gathered some of our favorite crafting supplies together and we want to share with you! Each of these amazing gals will be sending out their very own group of supplies to a lucky winner. That means 19 giveaways and 19 winners! Take a look at all the crafty goodness we have here!

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You can take a look at each bloggers individual basket on their own blog:

Polkadot Chair| Delicate Construction | Infarrantly Creative | Rae Gun Ramblings |
A Glimpse Inside| Snap!Creativity | Bombshell Bling | Sugar Bee Crafts | A Girl and A Glue Gun
Gallamore West | The Scrap Shoppe | Mine for the Making | The Country Chic Cottage
Crazy Little Projects | Flamingo Toes|Yesterday On Tuesday | Design, Dining & Diapers | Andrea’s Notebook | See Vanessa Craft |

These are all amazing giveaways!

We’ve made it super easy for you to enter too – you can enter on just one blog to be entered for all the giveaways!

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Thanks for entering – and make sure you go check out all the other giveaways!

Happy Summer Crafting!

 

Looluh Rue Giveaway!

I am so excited to share one of my newest *favorite* handmade shops with you today!

Looluh Rue is a beautiful shop full of all things lovely and handmade by by dear friend, Amanda. Who wants to win a Looluh Rue Giveaway?!

I started following Amanda long ago when she linked up to my fashion linky party. I loved EVERYTHING she made and quickly became a follower. I loved that her daughter was close to the same age as mine and that she often blogged about her and the projects she made for her. I related to her. And I totally dig her style. We’ve been bloggy friends ever since!

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Amanda sent me my new favorite necklace that beautifully displays her artwork…and my motto! *wink*

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Makers Gonna Make. Enough said.

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Isn’t it pretty?! I LOVE it and I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on it. 

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I love the ombre turquoise water colors and the script… so so pretty. Wait until you see all of her gorgeous prints too!

Amanda wants to give one lucky MFTM reader a $25 credit to her shop, Looluh Rue! Not only is she creatively talented, but she’s generous too! 

Entering the giveaway is easy. Just visit Looluh Rue on Etsy and check out all of Amanda’s beautiful work. Come back here and leave a comment letting us know what you would buy if you won! Then enter the rafflecopter below. I’ll randomly choose a winner in about a week! Good luck friends!

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Photo credit goes to my hunk of a husband. Check out his work HERE

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.