Thursday, April 07, 2011

Vegas Blogger's Night Out + Giveaway


Last weekend I was lucky enough to participate in a Las Vegas Blogger's Night Out with a group of amazing local bloggers.  It was totally fun to spend the evening with these super cool women & be able to leave as new friends (you know, in real life).  I got to meet the bloggers behind WhipperBerryKiki Creates, 3 Little Birds, ReMarkable Home, She Paperie, Jeanna Hayes Studios & Eighteen25.  Heather of WhipperBerry put together a night of fun activities.  Check out all we did:

After introductions we headed to Magnolia Lane, a really cute boutique filled with so many goodies.   I loved the vintage feel of their home accents.  It would be a great place to go to when shopping for gifts.  They welcomed us bloggers with light appetizers & then they gifted us with some of their favorite things.



Each blogger left the store with with a cute bag filled with a beautiful necklace, a gourmet food mix, a candle, a lip balm & fancy soap.  Thanks, Magnolia Lane!

Our next stop was DownEast Basics.  I love DownEast.  They have cute clothes made in comfy fabrics at really affordable prices.  Seriously, what's not to love?  Each blogger was given a gift card to do a little shopping!




DownEast Basics is so wonderful, they are offering all of you a special discount!  Receive 20% off all regular price items at the Green Valley store by bringing in a printed copy of this blog post or showing it on your smartphone.  For online purchases, enter the code GREENVALLEY to receive the same deal.  This offer is good through April 14th.

After all that shopping we were pretty hungry & Chris at Rachel's Kitchen was super accommodating.  We sat outside in the beautiful weather & enjoyed delicious sandwiches & salads & such.  





Then we got to meet Jason from Choffy and he treated us to some brewed chocolate.



And Heather brought the most ahhh-mazing chocolate cake.  She's posted the recipe for it here.  I could use another piece of that cake right about now!  :)



We spent a little more time chatting it up, discussing blogging & what not.  And we each left with adorable swag bags.  They were packaged in super cute Baggu reusable shopping bags. 



Oh goodness.  It was fun.  You all wish you could have been there, huh?  Hopefully these amazing photos by the talented Jeanna Hayes will help you feel like you're a part of it.  Or perhaps the giveaway will!

Now on to the giveaway details!

We are giving away a $100 gift card to DownEast Basics and a $50 gift card to Magnolia Lane to one lucky winner.  Both of these stores have online shopping available.

In order to be entered to win, you must visit and comment on each of these 7 blogs on their giveaway post (including this post):

WhipperBerry
Eighteen 25
Kiki Creates
Jeanna Hayes Studios
3 Little Birds
SHE PAPERIE

You also need to visit DownEast Basics and select a full outfit that you'd like to wear out on the town and return to tell me what it is.

For additional entries, become a follower of all seven blogs & leave a comment on each blog letting us know.  You will receive one additional entry for each comment.

This giveaway is open to all US residents & will be open until Sunday, April 10th.  The winner will be announced Monday, April 11th on WhipperBerry.

Whew!  Hope you got all that!

174 comments:

Sarah said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

The grey southstreet skirt, the spring splash top, with a ruffled flower headband for a splash of color.

~Heather said...

What fun to poke through their wardrobe:
Atlantic skirt
Lace tee
Perfectly edgy cardigan
Coral drop earrings
Sunlover scarf/enamel flower necklace

Valerie Foyston said...

Loved hearing about your night! Makes me Vegas so much! Winning the giveaway would make me miss home a LITTLE less =)

Valerie Foyston said...

Now an official follower!

Katie said...

love the perfect pleats top + the roses edge skirt! great giveaway! the district is down the street from my house!

newestedwards said...

How fun! It looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for the giveaway!

chocolateandcarrots.com
caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

newestedwards said...

As for my outfit:
Gunmetal Spring Scarf Cardigan
Pink Nectar Classic Tee
Falling Flowers Necklace
Soul Sister Skinny Jean

Awesome.
chocolateandcarrots.com
caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

Tara said...

I've seen your products on etsy, so glad I found your blog too!

Tara said...

I follow your site too now!

Daniel and Brittany said...

I would pick the Royal ruffle top with a lace cami under it and wear that with leggings!

Heidi said...

What a fun night out! Love the giveaway!

Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex said...

officially following !
think i need a girlfriend getaway now :)
snefinie@aol.com

The Oylers said...

The kiss and tell top, the bling bootfit jeans,the zip line bag..I love those and so much more.

The Oylers said...

THanks for this giveaway. I am a follower of your blog.

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

I am a new follower, so Hi there!
Scarlettred@aol.com

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

I wish I lived closer to Vegas so I could have been there!
Scarlettred41816@aol.com

The Miller Five said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm so excited for the chance to win!

The Miller Five said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and I also follow all the other blogs!

The Miller Five said...

My outfit pick is:

Road Trip Wrap Top
Luxe Skirt
Falling Flowers Necklace

Whitney said...

Great giveaway. Looks like a fun trip.

marisa said...

covered rhinestone bracelet with Romantic Revival dress

marisa said...

follower

cgrider said...

Great giveaway!! I love both stores. The outfit I put together must be a reflection of my spring fever with snow still here in Montana. I like the Triple Bloom Top, the Morning glory Cardi, the Rockstar Shorts, the Bees knees headband with the crystal clear bracelet!

The Oylers said...

I follow your blog. BTW I posted on all of the other blogs and became followers of all of them too.

Venessa said...

I love the Frosted Flowers cardi from DownEast, and the Love Letters from Magnolia Lane. I'm skoootchin' over to all the listed blogs so I can win....would totally make my day! :)

Kristine said...

Over from eighteen25! SO happy I found you!!

Kristine said...

I am now a follower too ;)

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

Looks like ya'll had fun! I entered over at Eighteen 25 and I'm a follower here!

Maloree said...

Awesome Giveaway

Maloree said...

I love the Road Trip Wrap Top and I have been wanting some jeans from there too

Olivia said...

Great Blog!!! Thanks for having a giveaway! I enjoyed checking out all of the pics! It looks like you girls had a GREAT time!

Maloree said...

I am following all the blogs

Carmella said...

I loved reading about your Vegas fun! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Carmella said...

I am now a follower :)

Melanie said...

I love the Royal Ruffle top and the skinny jeans!

torri said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Brittney said...

That looks like soooo much fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

persia lou said...

I think I read about your etsy shop in Desert Companion not too long ago... Now I've found you! So excited about this giveaway!

persia lou said...

P.S. I'm a new follower! :)

torri said...

Downeast Basics outfit:
Across Town cardigan, lace lover tee, hot shot boot cut jeans

Melinda said...

What an amazing night out! I might be feeling a bit of envy creeping up inside of me...

Wonder Mom said...

This has all been so fun for me- thank you for providing a way to get me perusing all your FABO blogs!

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, and I am now a follower... :0)

torri said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Lynette said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing!!

Lynette said...

New follower:)

the Tangerine Flamingo said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Tangerine_flamingo @ hotmail.com

the Tangerine Flamingo said...

also, I am following your blog now! :)
Tangerine_flamingo @ hotmail.com

Avalon said...

I am now a follower

Avalon said...

From down east I would get basically every cardigan that they make and I love the petal tank top!

HarmlessColor said...

Thanks for sharing this with us!
Here is my outfit for a night on the town:
Fresh cut flowers dress
White Frosted Flowers Cardigain
small lace flower hair pins
Bronze flower bracelet
(I don’t have pierced ears, so that’s it!)
And I love the love letter necklaces at magnolia lane.

Jessie said...

Looks like you gals had a blast!

Jessie said...

I am following all 7 blogs!

Jessie said...

I would pair the Royal Ruffle Tank with the Soul Sister Skinny Jean. To top it off i'd add the Pearl Square Earrings!

Bee Wing said...

I absolutely LOVE DownEast. I didn't know it expanded out of Utah and Idaho though. If I weren't so tall and the skirts a tad short I would wear the Easy Does It Skirt with the Spring Splash Top with maybe the Small Braided Belt.

cameron & lauren said...

candice, i feel like you're a celebrity...and i know you!!! :)

Lindsey said...

i am now a follower, thx for the giveaway

Tracy Michelle Goddard said...

I am So excited about this giveaway! As a stay at home mom of two, with one on the way, I haven't been able to shop for myself in ages! Hope to win! *Crossed fingers* and thanks again!! Btw it says to pick out an outfit on some sites...i wouldn't know where to start...everything is so beautiful! I would leave it up to you beautifully dressed girls to pick something for me! lol

Christina Blood said...

This is awesome! Great Giveaway!

Jen said...

for a girls night out i would love to wear the miss slim skinny jeans with the royal ruffle tank.

It's Me: Emily said...

I would love some new clothes!

Tracy Michelle Goddard said...

I am a newly added follower and so glad I am! Thanks again

Christina Blood said...

I'm an official follower as well!

Kari said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Emelie said...

HI! I'm a new follower of your blog(and the others that are new to me)! I'm in Vegas too and I love window shopping at the District. Haven't been to the DownEast Basics store cuz I know I'd be broke coming out of there. So the discount hlps but I would LOVE AND QUICKLY USE that $100. My favs are the Vintage lace skirt and the Pick a posy Cardi
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Em @
athriftyfind.blogspot.com

Staci J said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Stopping by from Whipperberry!

Lauren said...

What a fun giveaway!

Lauren said...

Follower!

BEStrickLoving said...

New follower!

BEStrickLoving said...

Love this giveaway! Thank you!

Mike and Alicia said...

I loove the Romance Revival dress and the pretty poppy headband! So cute!

Lori said...

I love both of these companies and would love to win the giveaway!

Lori said...

New follower!

mary love said...

i'm a new follower! what a fun giveaway :)

mary love said...

i love those key necklaces from magnolia lane and the sun forever dress from downeast basics!

Lindsay said...

I didn't realize there were so many awesome bloggers in Vegas!

Lindsay said...

I'm following your blog!

Carolyn and Mark said...

Downeast Basics is my FAVORITE store and when they brought the store to Vegas I was in heaven!! Here is my night out outfit.
Le Petit Linen Dress
Wonder Tee
Rows of Bows Bag
Smokey Pearl Necklace
Small Rose Earrings

Carolyn and Mark said...

I am a new follower to your blog.

8643fdae-34b4-11e0-818b-000f20980440 said...

Love the frosted flowers cardi... and would love to win! :o)
kcernick at netscape dot net

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a great giveaway and fun get together! I'd love to win! :)

Calla Lael Photography said...

I'm back...commenting on the correct post lol. Great blog!

Calla Lael Photography said...

How fun to do a virtual shop! Here's my DownEast Basics outfit:

Catwalk Jean
Sparkle Cami
Morning Glory Cardi in white
Greece Garden Bag
Roar Ring

Calla Lael Photography said...

Follower of all blogs!

Sarah said...

Both Magnolia Lane and Down East Basics have such cute items!

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Ashlee said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah said...

I follow/subscribe to all 6 blogs in addition to
Sparkle Power!

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Sarah said...

From Down East Basics I love the Vintage Lace Skirt
http://www.downeastbasics.com/vintagelaceskirt.aspx
paired with the the Fancy Tee.
http://www.downeastbasics.com/fancytee.aspx

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Erica Wyatt said...

So fun! Jealous!

Sarah said...

From Magnolia Lane I love the Message/Menu Board
http://www.magnolialanelv.com/messageboard.html

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Erica Wyatt said...

follow your blog

Mommy Time said...

thanks for the giveaway =)

Tiffany said...

I haven't been shopping at Down East since I moved here (Vegas). I'm so excited to know that there is one here. I'll have to find it soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tiffany said...

and now I follow you, yea!!

J.R. and Tammy said...

I loooooove downeast and would loooooove anything at all!

J.R. and Tammy said...

I now follow your cute blog!

Simply Sara said...

Great giveaway!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Simply Sara said...

I am now a follower!!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

From Down East Basics I would love to wear the seed flower shirt with the pretty skirt and the rosette earrings

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

From Magnolia Lane I like the live laugh love sign


kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I am a follower



kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

brooke said...

what an awesome giveaway!! :)

brooke said...

my perfect outfit includes...coral resort dress, super bangle bracelet, and the peechy queen ring! *sigh!* :)

David and Shalee said...

I miss my Vegas home and loved your night out post.

shalee.curtis(at)gmail(dot)com

Ms. Summers said...

Awesome Giveaway :)

Ms. Summers said...

I'm a follower of your blog

David and Shalee said...

I follow Sparkle Power

shalee.curtis(at)gmail(dot)com

Becca at Motherhood "perfected" said...

I looooove giveaways! Thank you for the fun giveaway!

Cassie_lu said...

sounds like fun was had by all and thanks for the chance at some goodies :)

Cassie_lu said...

I am a follower too

Glori Bee said...

This looks great!

Natalia said...

Love the triple bloom top (paired with some simple jeans, of course)... though I would probably have to wait until I am no longer pregnant to wear any of their cute clothes again.

R. Jordan & Whitney Layne said...

Kiss and Tell top
Skinny Crop Jeans

Thanks!

Brooke said...

I'd wear the romance revival dress with the poppy headband.

Brooke said...

I follow you!!!

Brian & Kyla said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Brian & Kyla said...

I'm not a follower too!
kyla.lewis@gmail.com

Brian & Kyla said...

Oops- that was supposed to read, "I'm NOW a follower too!"
kyla.lewis@gmail.com

bow mom said...

I love your event. This is my last post of 7 and I love the so many of the skirts at DE. I think my fave is the go figure skirt. with the antique top or the triple bloom top, with the busy bead necklace. So many choices. what fun!

Lana said...

Love it! And I love your posters... have one in my home :)

grace said...

Sounds fun!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I like the Spring Retreat Dress with the Pick A Posy Sweater!

tweed fox said...

i commented on all of the above blogs!

ravenastoriaATgmail DOTCOM

tweed fox said...

I am a sparkle power follower!
ravenastoriaATgmail DOTCOM

tweed fox said...

I'd wear the Easy Does It Skirt, with the simple Classic Tee, with the box pleat heather cardi over it! and my flats. :)

ravenastoriaATgmail DOTCOM

Mike and Larissa said...

I would get the flip flops super cute.

Mike and Larissa said...

my down east outfit...
The Sculpture Tee wit the morning glory cardi & Platinum jeans
lairssa.ivory@hotmail.com

Mike and Larissa said...

i follow you

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Whipperberry
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow kiki creates
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Jeanna Hayes Studios
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow 3 little birds boutique
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow ShePaperie
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Sparkle Power
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow 1825
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Precious said...

Seriously? I'm loving all of this. I've seen each blog post and all of the photos and I can't get enough! Thank you so much!

Laura said...

because I have nothing like it, the romance revival dress, pretty poppy headband, and small rose earrings. Wish there was Downeast here in the east . . .

Laura said...

I follow U!

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun!

Sarah said...

Love the green Kiss and Tell top!!!

Sarah said...

I am a follower!

justin and jess said...

Fun night!
I love the with the band skirt and the antique top. I also love all the gracious goods things from Magnolia lane.

Ramona said...

great giveaway thank u!

terreahjo said...

Being Thrifty rocks, and so does your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie N said...

This is so fun!! You all have great blogs! I moved to NYC from Vegas last year and I miss Vegas and these stores!!

My outfit from DownEast Basics:
Morning Glory Cardi
Blooming Beads Top
Miss Slim Skinny Crop Jeans
Mini Floral Necklace

Thanks!

Julie N said...

I'm glad I found your blog! I'm now a follower via RSS!

Meredith said...

thanks for the discount code..i bought just about one of everything in my size :-) (a gift card would still be greatly appreciated!!!)

Meredith said...

LOVE your blog. I am now officially a follower :-)

Sarah said...

Looks like a fabulous time you had!! Thanks for the chance at such a fun giveaway :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

My perfect outfit would be:
Floral Fantasy Tank
Go Figure Skirt
Rose Bead Bracelet

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I follow your blog :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Ron K said...
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Ron K said...

awesome giveaway!

loriandron@gmail.com

danleyfam said...

What a fun night out! I am now a follower on your blog :)

danleyfam said...

I am loving the Sun Forever Dress at Downeast!

Amy said...

I am in love with the swish and sway skirt and the real ruffle tee. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I follow you, Thanks.

Vivian said...

I am a new follower! :) Yay!

Vivian said...

An outfit that I would love to wear on the town from Down East Basics would be the Hot Shop Boot Cut Jeans, Triple Bloom Top (love the yellow), Multi Rhinestone Bracelet and South of France Tote! So Fun & Fab! Thanks for the having this giveaway! Can’t wait to receive their catalog!

Vivian said...

At Magnolia Lane…I love the Sweet Dreams pillowcases. Very Cute!

Vivian said...

Just ordered 3 bags of Choffy, too! Can’t wait to try it! I am sooo excited! Thanks so much for the all of the creative ideas! :) You all are an inspiration! Good Friends & Fellowship, Shopping and Vegas…what more can a girl ask for???

Vivian said...

I am a follower of all 7 blogs!!! You girls are Amazing!

miamihoney said...

Wow, looks like you had a blast!

Stephanie said...

I would love to wear the Rockstar jeans with the Road trip wrap top!!

Marsbeauty112 said...

From DownEast Basics, I picked the Road Trip Wrap Top and Soul Sister Skinny Jean. Perfect outfit for the night on the town.

I am following your blog via Google friend connect- Marsbeauty112

Ballyhoo Babe said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

utahangie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle said...

Awesome giveaway!! We just moved from that area and love the District!!

Michelle said...

From Downeast: Love the real ruffle tee and the true love boyfriend jeans

Michelle said...

I am a follower!

:o) mg said...

So glad this giveaway brought me to your blog... what a fun idea.
I fell in love with lots of stuff from Down East and I am crazy about the Chamilia bracelet from Magnolia Lane.
I mentioned in another comment that I am glad Down East has modest girls' clothes. Refreshing!

Life of Mandy said...

You ladies look like you had so much fun!
Thank you for the great giveaway!

mandy.d.chandler@gmail.com

Jen V. said...

LOVE Downeast! I have bought a few things off of their website... :)

My outfit pick for a girls night out - Ruffle Trails top in pink flambe, Bling boot fit jeans with Ruffles Edge bag in pink. I'm definitely a jeans and (fancy) tee kind of girl. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Life of Mandy said...

I am now a follower :)

Suzette and Sarah said...

I am so excited to follow each of your blogs!

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