Monday, April 30, 2012

Jazz up your wardrobe with Shabby Apple! US only (5/18)

Post on behalf of NaturalHairLatina 

I teamed up with Natural Hair Latina  to bring you this fabulous Shabby Apple fashion giveaway!

I am sure most of you already know Shabby Apple but do we all know their origin? I always love knowing the background of the shops we work with.

“Shabby Apple” is a fashion company for women, by women, and of women.  They're an online dress boutique selling
flirty and stylish dresses, skirts, and apparel a woman can wear just as comfortably in the office, at a family
dinner, or on a date. Shabby Apple was created because they saw a need in women’s fashion that was not being met.
A need to make women feel feminine and beautiful for what they wear, not what they bare. They recognize that finding
the perfect dress can sometimes be challenging, which is why they strive to design highly fashionable dresses for
all types of women.

And I believe this is what sets Shabby Apple apart from all the other online boutiques! 

And guess what? One of you will have the chance to win one (1)

$100 gift card code
redeemable at Shabby Apple.
And what's better is that this GC code does not expire so you can use it at your convenience!

Wouldn't it be nice to win $100 to jazz up your wardrobe?
But wait! You don't have to wait for the giveaway to end and see if you're the lucky winner to start enjoying Shabby Apple's products!
You can start shopping (remember, mother's day is just around the corner! ^^) and enjoy a 10% off your purchase by using this special coupon code:

Coupon code "NaturalHairLatina10off" at “Shabby Apple”
(online shopping, valid until 5/18/12)

All you have to do is fill up the Rafflecopter form below. Take extra care with your entries, especially the mandatory ones. If your mandatory entry is considered void, all the other entries will be void. 

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My Jewelry Box: 1.5ct Blue Diamond Earrings worth $1000 for your Mom! US only 5/4 and My Jewelry Box are offering an AMAZING giveaway for Mothers Day! 
We all know that diamonds are a girl's best friend and so are your mom's!
Can you imagine giving her this pair of stunning DIAMOND earrings for Mother's day? is your new source for discount gift cards and NAME brand coupon codes. Now you can combine these discounts in ONE place to save more than ever before!   
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For the most exquisite and wide selection of jewelry gifts this Mother's Day, is your number one of all jewelry stores that guarantees the best in quality, service at the most competitive prices. 
A Style for Any Taste; A Price for Any Budget; The Perfect Gift for Mom's Everywhere! Save 20%!

This stunning pair of 1/2 carat (ctw) diamond earrings boasts the luster of over five dozen round, brilliant cut blue and white stones and is delicately crafted from 10 karat polished white gold. Fourteen luminous blue diamonds glimmer alluringly among a bed of fifty-two pristine white diamonds.  

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 Make this Mothers Day like NONE other- Entry is simple! Just fill out the Rafflecopter Form Below! 

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fancy Schmancy E-patterns, simply beautiful hair accessories: WW (5/3)


 I am super excited about sharing with you the newest sponsor of Wildflowers & Whimsy, Fancy Schmancy Patterns
Fancy Schmancy Patterns is full of adorable hair accessories you will surely love for your little princess! 

It's so hard to pick just one but my most favorite is the Jessica flower & wrapped headband! Simply beautiful!

jessica wrapped headband

Lucky for you, you won't be faced with the dilemma of picking just one because  Jeni has generously offered a giveaway of any 4 of her gorgeous patterns to one lucky Wildflowers & Whimsy reader! Simply fill out the RC form (click "read more" for the form) below for your chance to win!

This giveaway is open worldwide, 18+.
For full disclaimer, see Rafflecopter form.

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We Love Handmade Gift Guide: Spring Fling

Welcome to another We Love Handmade goodness here at TSWL. But before I  before I proceed to this week's party, don't forget to check out this FREE Ebook at All Free Sewing

You will be amazed at all the sewing patterns especially for women and other pretty projects included in this ebook! Just perfect for the spring and summer season. 


It's time to inspire yourself with bright colors to celebrate spring! It's time to pamper yourself with these lovely handmade goodies!

sugar scrub
Pumpkin Spice sugar scrub, SV soaps
neon pink earrings
Neon Pink Quartz Earrings, Glitz Glitter
agate necklace
Fire Dragon Vein Agate Necklace, KapKaJewelryDesign

♥ KapKa Jewelry Design SALE ♥
Buy 2 items get 10% OFF please use coupon code: 2SALE10
Buy 3 items get 15% OFF please use coupon code: 3SALE15
Buy 4 items or more and get 20% OFF please use coupon code: 4SALE20

Japanese plum statement bracelet, TheAncientMuse

purple champagne necklace

lip glace
Rose Tinted Lip Glace, Petite Threla

green turquoise necklace
Green Turquoise Necklace, waterwaif
Waterwaif Special Deal
25% off with Spring Sale coupon code- SPRINGHASSPRUNG

facial serum
Organic Facial Serum, Herbolution
Herbolution Special 10% off Coupon code: SEWWITHLOVE (valid till end of May 2012)

I hope you liked our featured products and have fun shopping handmade!

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KitchenAid Mania, for the kitchen gadget lovers! US ONLY (5/9)


We are giving away a white KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer to one lucky reader! 
This is a perfect Mother's Day gift to every one who loves baking or simply just being in the kitchen! 
This was made possible by Bay Area Mommy
and some of the most awesome bloggers! 

Color: White - 
325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 
5-quart stainless steel bowl 
- Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture 
- 1 piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients -
 Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip 
- Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches; 
1-year warranty 

 Giveaway will run from April 29 at 12AM EST to May 9 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US only. 
Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible.
Make sure to follow all of the entries carefully especially the mandatory ones so all of your other entries will not be considered void. 

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Crafty Saturday Party No. 67

It's another fab week of 

But before we proceed to that, let me introduce our newest linky party open to all bloggers who would welcome and appreciate added Stumbleupon traffic to their site. On our first week, we had 20 link-ups! Great! If you'd like to link-up or learn more about it, go here.

We've just recently hit another milestone thanks to all of you, ladies (and gentlemen ^^) To celebrate that milestone, we are holding a $100 Paypal Cash giveaway. Thanks to all the fabulous bloggers participating and celebrating with us! so if you'd like to win a $100 Paypal cash, enter here.  The are so many fabulous giveaways goin on right now so make sure to check out this page!

And speaking of giveaways, our bloggie buddy April of Wildflowers & Whimsy has  a fab giveaway going on right now whare you could win a Fancy Schmancy pattern! Go check it out here.

Do let me announce also the Pamper Me Luxurious Body, Facial and Bath giveaway by SV Soaps.
The winner was drawn via and was verified.
And the winning entry is

Entry # 385
who added as Etsy favorites our giveaway sponsors.

Congratulations, Viviana Rodriguez.
Please check your email and reply to the email we sent you. Do claim your prize in 48 hrs. Thanks!

And finally, before I proceed to this week's party, don't forget to check out this FREE Ebook at All Free Sewing. 

You will be amazed at all the sewing patterns especially for women and other pretty projects included in this ebook! Just perfect for the spring and summer season. 

Now, to proceed to the party, let's start with the winners of April's Finest Week 3. These projects qualify for the the finals of April's Finest on the first week of May:
Congratulations, ladies! Those are really awesome projects!

And for the featured projects I am really excited about (in no particular order) and are nominated for the elimination round of week 4 of TSWL's finest of April 2012 (in no particular order): 

This week's chosen projects have been featured on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages aside from being featured here at TSWL, the blog. But starting today, I will also stumble the featured post and give it a +1 aside from featuring it in my google + page. More chances of exposure for everybody!

If you were featured, we would really love for you to grab this new featured button and place it somewhere on your blog (pretty please with cherries on top! ^^)... thanks! We really appreciate that! 

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And if you have some spare time, do vote for the 2 projects which you think should make it to the final round of TSWL's finest of February 2012. You can vote for 2 projects, once per day until this friday.

*If you'd like your readers to vote for you directly from your blog, just  click share so you can share it directly from your blog, facebook page, email etc. 

Thanks for voting! And do keep on linking up. Isn't it great to inspire and be inspired in return!

You already know the rules, lovelies! Link up, visit other linked-up projects (at least two) and leave comments. We all love comments, don't we? Create, inspire and be inspired!

(Oh! We would really love for you to grab this button and place it in your lovely blog! ^^)

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Now, let's party! ^^)

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Mother's Day Handmade Gift Guide: KapKa Jewelry Design

It's already a public knowledge (at least here at TSWL ^^) that I love sewing and cooking as much as I love handmade and pretty things (especially jewelry). So for our pretty handmade things fix, I will share with you this lovely handmade jewelry shop called

Does the name ring a bell? No wonder it does. KapKa Jewelry Design have  sponsored already a few giveaways here at TSWL. 

I found this shop while doing my favorite pastime, Etsy window-shopping! This pair of gorgeous earrings was the first item that caught my eye. I just love it's rich color! 

Let me showcase some of my many favorites from this shop while I share with you our interview with Eva Miller, the talented artist behind this shop.

Red coral Earrings

ME: Hi, Eva. could you share with us the story behind your shop? how did it all began?

EVA:  I studied to be a professional mechanical engineer, but during my university years I was already making jewelry just for fun and for my friends. My dear mom proudly wore and displayed my early creations. 

After my son was born, I stayed home for 8 years, and became quite involved with his school activities. He attended a small private school that specialized in arts and nature studies. At that time I took many jewelry and art classes, but only as a hobby. I channeled my creativity through many children’s craft projects and enjoyed these fun years with my little boy. 

Cobalt Blue Lampwork cube Earrings

I eventually went back to work, but moved on from engineering and joined an interior design firm. There I worked on designs for the biggest retail sports stores in Canada, and also on shopping centers and restaurants. I enjoyed traveling and meeting new people when inspecting the sites. It was exhilarating experience to see my ideas come to reality.
But most of all I enjoyed working with my colleagues, mostly women. Working mainly with women was new to me coming from an engineering background. We shared many laughs. 

After my son finished junior high, we decided to move from the big city to a small community in British Columbia, Canada. I left everything including my carreer behind, and decided this was the perfect time to start designing and creating jewelry for real. I have now built up this small venture into a business. 

Snow white Bridal earrings

ME: Have you always been creative? Where do you find inspiration?

EVA:  I love beading on our dock where I am inspired by the beauty of the lake. I get the best ideas when I walk my dog along the shores. 
I love water and all water sports: boating, water skiing, swimming, and kayaking. If it involves water, I am there. I also love to travel and I am an avid photographer. I take my camera anywhere I go.  

Big Chunky Carnelian Necklace and Bracelet

ME: When you're not creating jewelry pieces, what do you do? any other hobbies aside from jewelry making?

EVA:  During the winter, I do a lot of beading and wire-work in town. In the summer, I move to our lake cottage where I have my "real" shop; there I do wood carving and silversmith work. My studio is an organized chaos. I do a master clean of my work desk once a month. Some of my projects evolve into something completely different than they were intended to be. 

Nautical Lapiz Lazuli necklace

ME: Aside from Etsy, where else can we find your lovely wares?

EVA: My jewelry can be found on Etsy
and my own website as well as a number of local and overseas galleries.

ME: Any suggestions or advice you'd like to give to those who'd like to venture to the business world?

EVA: My suggestion to anyone that would like to venture to the business world, if you are passionate about something, anything, just go for it! Don’t wait! It is never too late to start a small business.

Snow White Bridal flower earrings

Thanks a lot for this interview, Eva! Isn't it great to know a little bit more the talent behind all those jewelry beauties?

Make sure to take advantage of these special offers when shopping at KapKa Jewelry Design.

♥ SALE ♥
Buy 2 items get 10% OFF please use coupon code: 2SALE10
Buy 3 items get 15% OFF please use coupon code: 3SALE15
Buy 4 items or more and get 20% OFF please use coupon code: 4SALE20

To be updated on deals, offers and what's new in KapKa Design, follow Eva here:

Web Shop

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Spring into Facebook winner

Congratulations to Colleen H. on winning the Spring into Facebook $50 Paypal cash giveaway! 
She has already been contacted and prize sent her way!

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Beauty in a Bottle "Ageless" End 5/15

Guest review & giveaway post on behalf of:  NaturalHairLatina


No, secret. I love to smell nice and fresh. I have several perfumes. You can never smell to fresh. Honestly, I think I'm addicted. I'm all for new and exotic smells. So, when given the opportunity to review "Ageless" I was stoked.
Size: 50ml 1.7 oz

Now, smell as young as you feel. 

Inspired by scientific research and crafted with love, Ageless by Harvey Prince defies your skin’s natural age-revealing scent. Its notes are an inviting blend of pink grapefruit, pomegranate, luscious mango, with a dry down of jasmine and natural musk.

Here's the secret: Ageless is inspired by recent studies conducted by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, which find pink grapefruit and mango to be the olfactory antidote to aging. The fragrant notes disguise the familiar scent of age, caused by the breakdown of particular fatty acids in your skin. 

Women from around the world are loving Ageless; based on their testimonials and our own trials, Ageless makes you feel and smell 8-12 years younger.

-No, parabens, phthalates, PCBs, BPAs, GMOs, sulfates or other toxic chemicals
-100% cruelty free
-Non toxic
-fresh and revitalizing

Cons: Only available online.

Analysis: "Ageless" a fresh clean scent that revitalizes and makes you feel youthful.
Conclusion: My first, time trying eco friendly perfume and I'm highly impressed with quality and light refreshing scent. I will most definitely purchase as a gift for a love one.

Source: Harvey Prince 

Our friends at Harvey Prince would like to offer one 2 lucky readers worldwide a chance to win "Ageless" Size: 50ml 1.7 oz  $55.00 Value

Enter rafflecopter:

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Xperience Days: Give the gift of xperience (5/4) US only

Gone were the days when gift certificates as gifts were frowned upon! Gift certificates are one of the best options especially if you'd like unique gifts which your receiver would surely love and appreciate. 

Has your husband or boyfriend been wanting to try paragliding or any other airborne experience? 
How about your daughter who has been longing for cooking or wine-tasting classes? 
Or would you like to treat your mom to a luxurious spa experience?
Or have you been saving up for that cruise but you always end up using the money? 

So, we teamed up with Xperience Daysthe leading provider of unique gift experiences,  to bring you this exciting giveaway! What makes Xperience Days unique is that you are giving the gift of experience!

Looking for a unique gift for that special someone? Well, you're in luck! 
 Xperience Days is giving away one 
(1) $50 Gift Certificate 
redeemable against any of the gift experiences in their site!

To enter, just fill up the Rafflecopter form below. Follow the instructions carefully. If your mandatory entries are void, all other entries will be void.

This giveaway will end on May 4, 11:59 PM EST, US ONLY. 

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Hold Your Memories with "Vizardz" 5/12 US and Canada

I've teamed up with NaturalHairLatina to bring you this awesome giveaway
where you could win a Vizardz
Personalized night light.

This personalized night light is a perfect gift idea for Mothers Day. Personalize it with the photo of what she loves most: her family!

Eligibility & Rules:

  •  Must be 18 years or older and live in USA or Canada!.
  •  Online entries only.
  • No purchase necessary to enter
  • Limit one entry per person. **NO** multiple account entry NO SPAM, 
  • Winner chosen at random, using online tool

Prize: Personalized night light worth $38.95

Complete rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: NaturalHairLatina or Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Full disclosure on rafflecopter

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