Thursday, December 30, 2010

I am creating a Kodak book to recap 2010. I'm not very good at printing pictures throughout the year. This way they are printed and already put in an album for me. Yay!

Kodak makes it super easy by organizing your photos by date. I wanted it to be chronological and they made it super easy.
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They use a SMART FIT technology that makes uploading pictures so easy that I think even my mom could figure it out! That's saying a lot. Sorry mom! :)
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kodak 3

I like the way photos look on a black background, but there are several other options to choose from. I also like that Kodak keeps a running tab of how much the book will cost. That is very helpful!

I can't wait to receive my book! Thanks Kodak!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Nordstrom Gift Card GIVEAWAY!!

We have a winner! Lucky number 17!
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Emma Kate!
Please e-mail me at to claim your prize. If I do not hear back from you within 48 hours, I will have to randomly select a new winner.

Have y'all ever heard of Designer Apparel? I sure wish I would have know about it when I was searching for my Mom's Mother of the Bride dress. We had the hardest time finding something that looked like my mom, fit and was in our budget. This site would have made all the searching easier.

The site is set up really well and lets you search by price, store, and different sales. I love sites that give me several categories to choose from. Designer Apparel has brought together some great stores all in one place: Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, Bloomingdales, Bluefly, Zappos, Net-A-Porter, and Nordstrom. They also have tools like price comparison, sale notification, and free shipping notice! I am all about online stores with free shipping codes. :)

One of the problems with finding my Mom's dress was she is petite, so sizing was difficult. I found several petite options on Designer Apparel.

They also have plus sizes.

Another problem we had was everything looked too old for my mom. We didn't want her to look frumpy and it seemed that most Mother of the Bride dresses we found just weren't her style. I was expecting to see a lot of frumpy dresses when I searched through this site. It was not the case. They do have the more traditional dress, but several that would have been great options for my mom. And the more I think about it Ty's mom as well. I know she struggled with finding a dress that fit her style when she was searching for a dress for her youngest daughter's wedding.
{Donna Ricco}

Something to note is when you click on a thumbnail image of a dress, the site takes you directly to the retailer. Designer Apparel isn't a middle man. They also offer links to help you search for kids clothes, handbags and maternity--just to name a few.

Now for the giveaway part--$100 gift card to Nordstrom to a lucky reader.
Leave me a comment telling me if you had ever heard of Designer Apparel before this post.

The giveaway will close Thursday at 10 pm central time and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

a summer giveaway

Aaaaannnnddddd the winner is Katie at It's in the Details. Congrats Katie! I'm so jealous of you. haha! Send me an e-mail at to claim your prize!

This is a giveaway that I really, really want to keep for myself from Sweet Tea and Linen.

This citron green burlap table runner is simply yummy! It is paired with a lovely green and yellow plaid vintage fabric.
Perfect for your summertime dining table or an outdoor BBQ.

Runner measures 14" x 72" (86" with the ruffles). Each napkin ring is handmade and is adorned with a sweet little matching rosette.

Set includes (1) runner and (6) napkin rings.



I love burlap and Carolyn offers several burlap items for sale in her shop.

hand towel

To enter please leave a comment, any comment.
For an extra entry please visit Sweet Tea and Linen, then come back here and leave an additional comment telling me your favorite item from her shop.

Giveaway will end on 7/8/10 at noon and the winner will be chosen via

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pretty Paper Giveaway

We have a winner: Laura at So Alaurable! Send me an e-mail: to claim your prize. :)

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Tickled Pink
is giving away a set of notecards with a label/enclosure card set. Erin sent me a set too. So sweet of her. I picked out a summery, coral notecard set with matching address labels.
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I'm so excited to send someone a letter with this pretty set!

She has so many great items to choose from and that is the best part--you get to choose what set you like the best and have it personalized.

The labels can be done as gift enclosures, address labels or my favorite as book plates.
yellow scroll

They come packaged so cute!

I am obsessed with the quatrefoil design on anything and everything, so I love these.

So fun for the little ones in your life.


To enter leave a comment.
For a second entry visit Tickled Pink and then leave me a comment telling me your favorite item.
tickled pink

Giveaway will end Wednesday night at 11 pm and the winner will be announced on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giveaway--gorgeous earrings

The winner is #59: Linda. Congratulations! Please e-mail me at sweetsimplicityblog(at) with your address!
Sorry for the blurriness of the screen shot.
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I love finding beautiful jewelry on Etsy.
Friedasophie Jewelry Design is no exception.
I'm so excited to introduce you all to this great seller and to give away a gorgeous pair of earrings.

A giveaway for these green onyx earrings:
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Beautiful faceted green onyx gemstones are hanging in a teardrop from gold plate earwires.So stylish yet simple. Each Gemstone Size: approx. 20-25mm

The green color would be so perfect for summer!

Pieces on my wishlist from Friedasophie:

These are the perfect touch of orange!
orange earrings

I love me some turquoise!
necklace turquoise

Great color combo.
purple emerald


I first saw this necklace on Natalie's blog, Lovely Little Nest. I love to see pictures of jewelry on people to get a good idea of what it will look like. I borrowed this picture from her.
It is the same necklace, just with a different colored stone. She is such a cutie and it looks so good on her!

To Enter:
1. Leave a comment--any comment will do. :)

For an extra entry:
Visit Friedasophie Jewelry Design, pick out your favorite piece, and leave a separate comment telling me which piece is your favorite.

Winner will be chosen on Friday via Good luck!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


WINNER: Sara G. Congratulations!! Send me an e-mail at sweetsimplicityblog(at) to claim your prize!
I am probably one of the palest people I know. I'm talking vampire pale. I'm sad that I can't win this giveaway for a sunless tanner called "tan in a can!". Read below about Blakeley and her company Bronzed Envy.

My name is Blakeley and I live in Austin, TX. I am a stay at home mom of two boys. I always knew I wanted to start my own business, but I didn't quite know what. After doing some researching for a family member about safer, quicker ways to tan I came across Airbrush Tanning. I instantly fell in love with the idea and wanted to start my own Mobile Airbrush Tanning Service. I started Bronzed Envy in October 2008 and the rest is history. People were calling right away! I make my own hours, and am able to be home for my kids during the day. After 4 months I had to hire my fist "helper" and after 6 months, I was so busy I couldn't believe it! This service is so popular and women all over the place are attaching the word "addicting" to this service. All it takes is ONE tan and you are addicted! The results are a natural toasted almond bronze, with NO orange or red undertones in the solution! I know, because I've developed the color myself. I knew exactly what my clients were looking for, and what I couldn't find in a solution. I have clients coming to me after trying other places and stay with me mainly because they adore my color! I want to share this great opportunity with other women as well. I believe its the perfect business for stay-at-home moms wanting some extra income, or someone just like me, looking for something unique to start of their own. Its a fun, easy, low investment and high profit business! Make your own hours, be your own boss, and stay as busy as you would like! I can help you with everything you need to get started. Please feel free to check out my website or email me for more information!

You can also purchase products on her site that you can easily apply yourself! It's all been perfected so no crazy skin tones and nasty smells going on! Be sure to check out her Self tanners and other products for sale HERE!!!!

"Tan in a can!"

It's the next best thing to an airbrush tan! It will give you an instant tan/color right away AND also develops into a darker tan over the next few hours! This stuff Rocks and is a best seller!!
Your very own jump start on Healthy looking beautiful skin!!!

I wished I lived in Austin, so I could call her up! Or better yet someone in my area could join forces with Blakeley and start a business in my area! I could definitely use some color.

To enter:
1. Leave a comment.
2. Two extra entries if you blog about this giveaway. (Please comment back here and let me know you wrote a post about this giveaway.)

{If you do not have an account, please leave your e-mail addy in the comment.}

Giveaway will close Wednesday at 5 pm.
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