Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scentsy Winner

Congratulations to Cate Lindsey!  You are the winner of the Scentsy giveaway!  How fun!



Thank you all for entering & thank you Lisa Smedley for the fun giveaway.  And remember to check out her Scentsy website for some great deals on home fragrances!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Song

I love Langhorne Slim. He's definitely, definitely one of my faves & I'm so glad we got to see him live when we lived in Cleveland.



Totally recognized his voice on Sesame Street's new version of Ladybugs Picnic too. So cool that they chose him. Made me happy. :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Giveaway - Scentsy


Today's giveaway is really fun!  Scentsy Independent Consultant Lisa Smedley is offering a Scentsy warmer & one scent of the winners choice!  This is a $35 value!

There are so many different warmers & scents to choose from.  They also offer room sprays, plug ins & so much more! 



Check out Lisa's website for these special deals:  This month is 10% off as well as discontinued items because the new catalog comes out next month. 

Also, Plug Ins are on sale for $13.50 and next month they are raising in price to $20.  So get them now while they are cheaper!

Lisa does catalog parties all over the country.   She mails out sample kits to those who want to host a party and get Scentsy for free.  Check out this link for more information on that.

Lisa earned an all expense week vacation for two with Scentsy, and has a fast growing team and would love to help and train anyone who would like to market Scentsy in their area.  They are also opening up in the UK and Germany in the Spring, so that is super exciting!


Alright!  Here's how to win!


1.  Visit Lisa Smedley's Scentsy website & leave a comment on this post telling me which warmer & scent you would choose if you won.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address.

2.  Tweet about the giveaway & leave one additional comment.

3.  Share on Facebook & leave one additional comment.

4.  Follow Lisa's Facebook page & leave one additional comment.


You have until Sunday, February 20th to get your entry in.  Good luck!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day is really a holiday that I don't care for.  And I only feel slightly guilty for feeling that way.  It's just not my thing, I guess.  The boxed character cards from the store for two bucks work just fine for the kids school parties & I honestly feel proud of myself for not spending more money or time.  I admire other mothers that go to great lengths to make clever, unique, handmade cards with their kids.  Like I said, it's just not my thing.  I suppose my thing is laziness.  :)  Or perhaps it's I'm too busy with other stuff-ness.  Oh well! 


Something I do care for though is garlands.  Why on earth do I love garlands so much?  Who really knows.  I made these small tissue paper pom poms (using this tutorial from zakka life) while watching Thursday night TV on NBC.  We are so happy that Parks & Rec is back on, but that new show, Perfect Couples is terrible.  Am I right?  Anyway, the pom poms seemed to go pretty quick & before I knew it I had a nice little pile of them.  They'd be great for party or wedding decorations.  :)


And the newest additions to my vintage linens stash.  Most of these were found by my sister that lives in Southern Utah.  Pillowcases for 10 cents & 25 cents.  Wish we had those prices here!

I hope your Valentine's Day is full of love & happiness.  We are having take out for dinner tonight, which has been our tradition for the last few years.  Hooray for a simple night at home.  :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

From the Archives - Valentine Garland

Sharing Some Love - originally posted on 1/18/07

I know it's a little early for this, but I had this craft idea in my mind & today Sadie & I executed it. So here's our Valentine's heart garland which is now hanging over our living room window. I'm quite happy with it. Happy with the time we got to spend together doing something & happy with the joy that it brought to Sadie. She has been staring up at it saying, "Sadie made that!". So cute. I hope that she does follow in her mom & dad's footsteps (and grandparents) and enjoys making things with her own two hands.




Sadie was 2 years old when we worked on this craft. We used some paper heart cutouts that were purchased at Target.  We glued on feathers, ric rac & rhinestones & colored with markers.  I punched holes in the sides of the hearts so that we could string them together using a ribbon.  We used dried macaroni noodles for spacers.  I still have this garland & I love it.  Reminds me of that apartment in Idaho, when Sadie was little & it was just me & her hanging out together during the days.  :)

Winner - Just Be Jewelry

The random number generator chose The Howell Family as the winner of the Lucky Fortune Necklace from Just Be Jewelry!  Congratulations!  I've already sent you an e-mail so check your inbox.  :)


Thank you to Just Be Jewelry for the wonderful prize!  Check them out for lots more fun jewelry pieces & remember they specialize in custom orders!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February Sponsors

We have some awesome sponsors this month!  Please stop by their shops & blogs & tell them "hello".  I'm sure you'll find some new favorites!


































Also, remember to enter the Just Be Giveaway going on right now for the darling Lucky Fortune Necklace.  Today is the last day to enter!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Click


The new camera arrived yesterday & I am feeling more complete.  Yes.  Life just feels like something is missing when I don't have a camera.  I am loving this 75-300 mm lens, although it looks like I'll need to snap the 18-55 mm back on for product photos.  It's all so good & exciting.

In the past year we have had to replace our computer, printer, sewing machine & camera.  All of the big tools needed to keep Sparkle Power (the shop) running.  At least we don't have to worry about them all breaking down for a while.

Yes, I love technology
Always and forever.

:)

Monday, February 07, 2011

Giveaway - Just Be


Just Be Jewelry is super special to me because it's run by my sister Amber & her friend Jen.  They are the best of friends & super fun girls to hang out with!  A few years ago they formed Just Be Jewelry & have been making & selling fun hand stamped jewelry, bottle cap pendants & other goodies. 

Today they are giving away a Lucky Fortune Necklace to one lucky Sparkle Power reader!  These are so cute!  Inspired by paper fortune cookie messages, the Just Be fortunes come stamped into a nickle silver bar & are attached to a silver ball chain. 


Even cuter yet, the Lucky Fortune necklace comes in an actual fortune cookie packaged inside an adorable take out box.  The perfect presentation for gift giving! 


You can choose from their list of suggested messages or even have your own custom made.  Love it!

Enter to win a Lucky Fortune Necklace:

1.  Visit the Just Be Jewelry shop & leave a comment on this post telling me what item is your favorite.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address.

2.  Tweet about the giveaway & leave one additional comment.

3.  Share on Facebook & leave one additional comment.

4.  Follow the Sparkle Power blog or the Sparkle Power Facebook page & leave one additional comment.


You have until Thursday, February 10th to get your entry in.  Good luck!!
 
*** Need more Just Be? ***
Check out their Facebook page.  They have another giveaway currently going on over there as well as an active coupon code!
Also, lots to see over at the Just Be Blog.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Winner - Haley By Hand

The random number generator chose Jodi as the winner of the owl from Haley By Hand!  Congrats, Jodi!

And a big thank you to Haley By Hand for offering such a wonderful prize.  I think we've all officially fallen in love with her cute, colorful owls!

Friday, February 04, 2011

February Mix


Every month my cool husband makes a mixtape & shares it with the world.  His February mix is up!  Check it out & download for yourself and all that stuff right here.  :)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hi There


One of my goals this year is to get more photos with my family.  More photos with me & the people I love.  This means that I have to actually ask other people to take photos.  I will do it.

I will also try to remember to look a little more excited next time.  :)

My camera broke last week & I've felt a little weird without it.  We decided it was time to order a new one.  So I went ahead & purchased another canon digital rebel camera body.  Plus I picked out a new telephoto lens which I'm pretty excited to try out. 

I got an e-mail yesterday informing me that my packages would take longer to arrive because of the inclement weather.  Boo!

It's still exciting to have something like that to look forward too.  I feel so blessed that we had the money to just purchase a new camera when we needed to.  It rarely works out like that for us.  :)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Giveaway - Haley By Hand

It's the first day of February & I have a super fun giveaway for you today! 


One lucky Sparkle Power reader will win an adorable as can be owl softie of their choice from the awesome Haley By Hand shop! 




Each one is as cute as the next.  I just love them with their bright colors & beaks that open.  They're adorable!  Be sure to check out her cutie skirts & kids bags as well:




Well Haley by Hand is giving away an owl softie of the winner's choice to one lucky Sparkle Power reader!  That's right. The winner will get to choose any owl softie from the Haley By Hand etsy shop!!!  

Yay!  Super fun prize!  Want to win?  Here's how to enter the giveaway:


1.  Visit the Haley By Hand shop & leave a comment on this post telling me what item is your favorite.  Please be sure to include your e-mail address.

2.  Tweet about the giveaway & leave one additional comment.

3.  Share on Facebook & leave one additional comment.

4.  Follow the Sparkle Power blog or the Sparkle Power Facebook page & leave one additional comment.


You have until Friday February 4th to get your entry in.  Good luck!!


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