Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mother's Day Colossal Giveaway

The "mother" of all Mother's Day giveaways! 

I'm so excited to be able to bless one very lucky mother with a boat load of prizes this Mother's Day!
Blessing others is so important to me, and I am so very grateful for all the wonderful vendors who donated their time and products for this giveaway! Thank you all so very very much!
Also, a HUGE thank you to Give Oh Giveaway and Diary Of A Not So Wimpy Mom for co-hosting this giveaway!

One very lucky lady will win everything you see below!!!
The Limitless Gratitude Ultimate Gift ($169.99)
The Limitless Gratitude Ultimate Gift is an expression of timeless elegance and grace. Bringing together some of our most extravagant gifts, this package includes a bouquet of 9 pink roses accented with 11 pink Peruvian Lilies with a clear glass vase, a 19-piece box of Godiva® Chocolates, a 1-5/8" genuine amethyst pear drop sterling silver pendant, and a spa set in the scent of soothing lavender.
Click HERE to visit FTD Flowers
Cents Of Style E-Gift Card ($50.00)
Click HERE to visit Cents Of Style
Rodan+Fields By Tracey Cecchetti Independent Consultant 
Personalized Skincare Set ($193.00)
 A custom set according to your personal skin type. The kit includes a wash, toner, treatment/moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Rodan & Fields are the creators of Proactiv.  They have developed these pharmaceutical grade skincare regimens to address the anti aging market.  
Click HERE to visit Rodan+Fields by Tracey Cecchetti Independent Consultant
 Kuhn's Jewelers
Sterling Silver 5-10mm White and Grey Freshwater Cultured Pearl with Rock Crystal with 8" bracelet. ($175.00)
Explore your identity with chic mixtures of Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls and Gemstones with our Skinny Jeans Collection. 
Click HERE to visit Kuhn's Jewelers
Unwined Candles 3 Candle Gift Set ($65.00)
  Unwined Candles will be giving away a 3 candle gift set to one lucky Mom! A Grapefruit, Summer of '69 and a 5O'Clock Somewhere candle will come to you in one of our rustic inspiredgift boxes. Made from reused wine bottles, all-natural soy wax, and infused with relaxing scents, Unwined Candles are sure to please! "Everyday is a great day to Unwined".
Click HERE to visit Unwined Candles
Lendperk Unlimited Dress Rental Month ($49.00)
Lendperk allows you to discover new fashion brands and rent their dresses for a monthly fee. Lendperk's prize is a free month of unlimited dress rentals!
Click HERE to visit Lendperk
Mary Kay TimeWise Trial Miracle Set ($44.00)
The set offers:
  Step 1) 2 oz bottle of  3-in-1 Cleanser,
Step 2) .5 oz bottle of  Day Solution,
Step 3) .5 oz bottle of  Night Solution &
Step 4) .75 oz bottle of  Age-Fighting Moisturizer
Click HERE to visit Mary Kay Stacie Ennis Independent Beauty Consultant  
Scentsy (by Natalee DeYoung) Mother's Day Warmer and Sugar Cookie wax bar ($40.00)
Mother's Day Premium full size warmer :  Give Mom a gift as elegant and warm as she is. The understated curves and soft mauve finish of Mother’s Day are topped by a luxe medallion of interconnected silver hearts, spangled with sparkling rhinestones.
Click HERE to visit Scentsy (By Natalee DeYoung)
Talk To The Heel Tokyo "Passport To Happy Feet" Kit ($19.50)
• Non Skids 2 pair • Heel Protector Strips 3 pairs • Heel Hero 1 pair • Ball-Of-Foot 2 pair
Click HERE to visit Talk To The Heel
SebaMed Sensitive Skin Care System ($51.96)
- Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash
- Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream
- Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm
- Sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion
Discover the #1 German skincare brand and the science of pH 5.5.  Every Sebamed Product is meticulously formulated to a pH balance of exactly 5.5- precisely the pH of healthy skin. This is essential in maintaining your skin's natural hydrolipid barrier against environmental stress. Any other pH level, such as found in soap may leave your skin open to break-down an deterioration. Discover what 150 clinical studies have already shown- pH 5.5 is vital for healthy skin.
Click HERE to visit SebaMed

Toxic Sass Gift Card ($50.00)
Click HERE to visit Toxic Sass
12 Pair of Eyedews Under Eye Gel Pads ($40.00)
Gentle and natural, this all-in-one single-step regimen effectively corrects all that plagues your delicate under-eye skin. Eyedews are nutrient rich jelly pads of Natural Marine Collagen Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Chitosan and Vitamins C & E  to combat free radical imbalance, sun damage, discoloration, dry skin and wrinkles in the troubled skin under your eyes.  This single use under eye treatment will soothe and smooth your beauty woes, and relax and return you to a more energized, youthful state.
Click HERE to visit EyeDews
Maddyloo Mini Heart Box ($15.00)
The Maddyloo Mini Heart Box is the perfect gift for that someone special on your list.  Available in fourteen different color themes, each adorable heart-shaped box contains seven hair ties guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat.   The Maddyloo no-crease hair ties are the cutest solution for pulling your hair back with enough elastic to keep a ponytail in place, but wide enough to not leave a dent. From camouflage and metallic to rhinestone and tie dyed, Maddyloo has found a way to marry function with beautiful eye (or wrist) candy.   A heart-warming gift this Mother’s Day season, the Maddyloo Mini Heart Box is a great way to show how much you truly care; it’s a gift after her own heart. 
Click HERE to visit Maddyloo
Velvet Pearl Gift Card ($25.00)
Velvet Pearl has searched near & far to create a unique collection of apparel& accessories to tickle your fancy.
7 for all Mankind
Audrey 3 + 1
Citizens of Humanity
Flying Tomato & many more!
Click HERE to visit Velvet Pearl
1 Wrap by It Works! Wraps Jeneid Independent Distributor/It Works Global ($25.00)
The It Works Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that hasbeen infused with powerful botanically-based ingredients that make up aformula that delivers maximum tightening, toning and firming where applied to the skin. You can expect "ultimate" results from this applicator within 45 minutes!
Click HERE to visit Diamond Wraps
 Bomshell Boutique Beaded Turquoise Set ($42.00)
Click HERE to visit Bomshell Boutique
Nest Boutique Gift Certificate ($30.00)
Click HERE to visit Nest Boutique
Entangled Bliss Custom Hand Stamped Mother Necklace ($32.00)
Click HERE to visit Entangled Bliss
Toppik Hair Building Fibers and Spray Applicator ($66.90)
Toppik Hair Building Fibers is made of all natural, colored keratin protein, in which the fibers blend perfectly with your existing hair, instantly making it look fuller. Toppik blends naturally with hair and conceals scalp, thinning hair, balding spots, etc. It is rain, wind and sweat resistant.
 Toppik Spray Applicator allows precise application of Toppik into thinning areas. Ideal for the hairline, which allows a controlled, fine mist that will diffuse naturally  over the hair and scalp.
Click HERE to visit Toppik
Vantel Pearls by Jen Will 18" White Strand Pearl Necklace ($189.00)
Vantel Pearls by Jen Will is honored to treat a mom to such a wonderful piece of pearl jewelry!!!
 If you have never experienced opening an oyster to find a pearl inside, you're missing out. Jen does home parties where you get to open oysters and then choose a setting from the catalog to have your special pearl mounted! This is an amazing experience, and all while shopping, Vantel Pearls is giving back to our community and making a difference in someone else!
Click HERE to visit Vantel Pearls by Jen Will
8 x 8 x 1 1/2 inch canvas by Lisa Leo on Etsy ($45.00)
This is an 8 x 8 x 1 1/2 inch canvas you can hang on the wall or set on a shelf, mantel, etc. Collage includes vintage page from an art students journal, feather, Egyptian stamp. The background is painted and layered with some textured detail and also lightly antiqued.
Click HERE to visit Lisa Leo on Etsy
Steeped Tea with Allison Tea Set ($29.00)
The original tea collection. 6 of the original teas sold plus an infuser and perfect measuring spoon.
Click HERE to visit Steeped Tea with Allison

Bella Grace Boutique Monogrammed Necklace ($69.99)
18" GF necklace with your monogram engraved.
Click HERE to visit Bella Grace Boutique
Thirty-one Thermal Tote in Painted Floral Print ($18.00)
This Thermal Tote is perfect for taking your lunch to work, snacks on the run or keeping a couple drinks cold during a day on the town.  Valued at $18, it will keep your food cold (or hot) throughout your busy day.  You don't have to hide this thermal bag - it's cute enough, you might just decide to carry it as your purse!'
Click HERE to visit Thirty-one with Rebekah Nolt
Perfectly Pink Paisley Wooden Earring Holder ($18.00)
Click HERE to visit Whimsy Woodcrafts
Deco-Rate It Deco Mesh Wreath ($46.95)
Click HERE to visit Deco-Rate It
City Lips Advanced Lip Plumpig Formula in "Sundiego" ($40.00)
CITY Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper offers the most effective technology and patented ingredients available for increasing lip volume, reducing lip lines and wrinkles and delivering immediate visual results! Fast and painless, ourunique scientifically developed formula with an exclusive, proprietary combination of ingredients starts working right away to enhance natural collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin production in your lips. Over time, powerful peptides activate skin’s natural repair system to dramatically restore collagen and elastin, increasing moisture and adding volume to improve the contour of the lips and increase their fullness. HA Plumping SpheresTM, in combination with specific collagen peptides, is proven to be the most effective formula for instant and long-lasting results--and you can only get it from CITY Lips!
Click HERE to visit City Lips

Grand $ Total: $1,639.29!!!!!

This colossal giveaway is open to all US residents, ages 18 and over.

One winner will be chosen randomly by the Rafflecopter widget.
The winner will be notified via e-mail, so make sure you provide the correct address. The winner must respond within two days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another replacement winner will be chosen.
Giveaway ends at midnight EST on May 10, 2013. The giveaway winner will be announced May 12, 2013 (Mother's Day).

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adventures at Pretend City!

I'm always looking for fun places to take my kids on the weekend. Some place where everyone (even the teenager) can enjoy the day and have a good time. My 9 y/o son wanted to go Pretend City. He's been there once before and has been begging me to go back! How could I say no, right? I mean, he's the only boy amongst 3 sisters and a mom. Let the boy have his birthday where he wants! So, last Saturday, that's exactly what we did. We headed down the 5fwy exited Bake in Irvine and arrived at Pretend City. I didn't reserve their party room since there were only a few of us going. Although, I might do that for the next party. YES, I'm going back!

Anyway, once we arrived and got our tickets, the kids took off and scattered. The staff or "Pretendgineers" as they call them, were so great. Everyone was super friendly and especially helpful in the arts and crafts room. Below are a few (okay fine, SEVERAL) pictures of our day there.

Welcome to Pretend City
Getting help in the Art room

Oh my, that's paint! ahhhh

The staff was SO helpful

It's a mini Ralphs! How cute is this?!

Jenna inside Ralphs being the checker.

Lifting 'weights'
It's the birthday boy. A strong one too!

This is the full serivce Pizzaria. Jenna is serving her cousins and older sister. Jacob, my 15 y/o nephew is Autistic and he LOVES the enviroment Pretend City provides
Cute little farm where you plant "pretend" veggies and fruit.
What? Big kids can have fun too!

See! Even big kids can have fun too =)

She would kill me if she saw this! haha (evil laugh)
They have a stage where kids can create their own music
and put on a show!
They have a gift store so you can bring the imagination home
This is SO cute! They do a parade right before closing.
They collect all the instruments and play music and walk
around Pretend City. Matthew go to be the line leader since
it was his birthday.

Building area

Every city needs a post office.

We had such a great day at Pretend City. The staff is great, the place was clean and resonably priced and above all Matthew had an awesome birthday! To follow them on FB or to get a list of events go to their Facebook page: Pretend City on Facebook