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A tasty giveaway...

Posted by Christina // 22 Replies

As if “back to school” season isn’t sweet enough…we have a giveaway to sweeten the deal.

The nice folks at the Gourmet Cookie Bouquet blog are giving away three, yes three, back to school bouquets. bouquet_school_giveaway I see college kids in their dorms devouring these.  I see grade schoolers coming home to the, and I quote, “best surprise ever”. I see me hoarding them on the couch while watching a Law & Order marathon.  Oh yum.

Just imagine the brownie points you score with teachers if you send them one of these cute cookie bouquets.

Entering is super easy, and there are lots of entries to be had…good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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*Enter using any of the Rafflecopter choices available for entry below. Any of the options are acceptable, and entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted entries will be removed.

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NOTE – You must complete the specified entry task in order to be eligible to win the contest. If you click the green entry button without completing the task, your entry will be thrown out.

*Contest is open to all residents of the 48 Contiguous States and only to those 18 years of age or older!

*Winners will be notified via e-mail. You must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.

*Sweepstakes ends at midnight EST on September 8th, 2013. The sweepstakes winners will be announced by September 15th, 2013

Written by Christina and Tim

I am very proud to be from St. Louis…in case you were wondering.  Which you probably weren’t, but at least now you know.  I think StL is an up and coming city, mark my words after we are done being labeled “the most dangerous city in the US” we will be where all the cool kids live.  Thug life forever.

  One of our favorite hobbies is pretending we are tourists right here in St. Louis and taking in all the sights.  I adore local bands and artists, and try to shop local as often as possible.  St. Louie has been brewing up some fantastic local chefs and restaurants….and even better food trucks.  For all these reasons and many more (ahem, hi family) we do not have the luxury of living on a beach.  It’s worth it though, because the StL has a lot to offer.  Just ask Nelly.  Or Molly Brown.  Or John Goodman.  Anywhoodles.

When I heard about Artopia, my jaw sort of dropped.  You mean to tell me you are showcasing all of our St. Louis talent while I chow down on awesome local eats and pretend I am fashionable?  Count me in.  Count me all the way in and shaking it all about.  Proving I am hopelessly un-hip…how have I not heard of this in the five previous years.  Can I get a do-over?  Feast your eyes on this awesomeness… artopia-st-louis I have counted on the Riverfront Times to keep me cool for quite some time so I am über excited to see they are hosting this event.  You know it will be good.  Nay, nay my friend…it will be great.  Tickets are $30 a piece for General Admission and that gets you three drinks, lots of samples, two fashion shows, and all the local art and music you can handle.  Just watch the video from last year and you will be chomping at the bit.

Want to know the best part?  If you are local (shoot, even if you’re not)….then I want you to come.  I want you to come so bad that I snagged two tickets courtesy of the RFT Streetteam to give to one lucky duck.  Then, once you are down there, come find me and we can take shameless selfies. win-a-ticket-to-artopia All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment below saying you want to go, easy peesy lemon squeezy.  If you aren’t within driving distance to ol’ Missouri, well I’m sorry…and also slightly jealous.

Have you ever been to Artopia?  Are you going this year?
Who is your favorite local artist or musician?
Anyone else craving meat on a stick now?  Can I get a corn dog?

PS….no one is paying me to say nice things.  I geniunely want to go to this amazing local event and when I was offered 2 free tickets I decided I wanted you all to come too.  I will be saving nickles for my tickets and everything you read above is straight from my heart.  Now you know.

Written by Christina and Tim

I am unbelievably excited for this giveaway.
In fact I almost passed on being a host so that I could enter!

Rebecca from Sketchy Styles is giving one lucky reader a custom sketch. sketchy styles 3 This girl has mad skills….I am beyond jealous.  Who forgot to teach me how to draw?  Even my stick figures turn out wonky. sketchy styles 1 I have never seen bricks look so good.  I think Tim and I need a brown stone. sketchy styles 2 I am such a sucker for customizable anything and my heart is aching for one of her paint chip sketches for our frame wall!  Seriously, you know you think this is brilliant.  I am saving pennies for this starting rightthisminute. paint chip sketch Entering is easy, thanks to the awesomeness of Rafflecopter.  Holler.
The other hosts are class acts so show them so love.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out Becky’s blog, especially her floor plan…then beg her to draw mine!

Written by Christina and Tim

I have a lot of respect for anyone that blogs.  Especially if you blog with any sort of regularity…and those of you posting multiple times a day, well, I tip my sombrero atcha.

If you don’t have a blog, and don’t care about all the little, lovely details that tag along with blogging then watch this video.  Sing along if you like.

If you are a blogger or at the very least like reading about the act of blogging as a verb, read on.

Blogging is a whole other world, one that most people don’t understand.  Brainstorming sessions over bottles of wine, buying supplies, making said supplies look Pinterest worthy, taking a million photos to pretend that your house is not covered in a laundry bomb, and then writing-rewriting-proofreading-spellchecking-publishing-hoping for comments.  We have enough to do just creating content, but then we are supposed to promote and engage too?  Say what?  I barely have time to microwave dinner my friends.

Let alone save my pennies to advertise on other awesome blogs, then join this network and that page.  Sometimes I feel like I just can’t keep up, oh you get it….you feel me?

Well, as a salute to you my fellow blogger I want to give you a gift.  Well, me and a few other fun-loving bloggers.  We want to give you the chance at loads of free advertising, cute stuff, and even some gift cards.  You know, to make your life a little easier so you can go outside and enjoy a lemonade and a cabana boy.  Then send that cabana boy my way and tell him don’t forget the fabric softener.

It’s easy….just enter below.  I’m rooting for you.

17 Bloggers, 19 Prizes and 1 lucky winner.


This weekend was a whirlwind of memories.  Blooming friendships, beautiful parties, and the prettiest sweets I have ever seen.  Stay tuned.

First though, I want to tell you how much you rock.  Yes you, I am talking to you and your hair looks awesome today.  But I don’t just want to tell you, I want to show you.  What better way to show you how amazing I think you are than to giveaway pretty things, can I get an amen?

When I think of pretty things, I think of The Silver Maple. silver maple I don’t think you can beat personalized, hand-stamped jewelry.  A unique piece made just for you, by the sweetest folks I have ever talked to.  Here I will give you a second to oogle. Say it with me, “ohhhh, ahhhh”.

They are hooking one lucky duck up with a $100 gift card.  Yea, yea a Benjamin or ten thousand pennies worth of jewelry.

Get in on this….I’m rooting for you.


A winner will be chosen at random on June 17th.


Written by Christina and Tim

Do you remember my “oops is it Mother’s Day tomorrow” epiphany?

After that, I vowed to change my ways.  To be better prepared.  Although my mom will just say that I declared my dad is the favorite, the truth is scrambling at the last-minute for cards and presents is never fun.

So I have already begun my quest for Father’s Day glory. fabiola meija giveaway I found these adorable cards on Fabiola Mejia and they are the perfect mix of my father and me.  Of course I love their simple, cute design and my dad likes beer and cars.  Hello, perfect. my dad will love this giveaway Have you strolled through the Father’s Day cards at Walgreens lately?  They have nothing on these beauties.  I am generally not a fan of cheesy poems, and my dad is generally not a fan of reading them either.

Fabiola’s cards get right to the point….the point of awesome. such a cute card We want to make sure I am not the only one ready for June 16th.  Fabiola is sweet enough to offer one lucky reader a Father’s Day card of their choice.  Want to know the best part…even if you don’t win Fabiola Mejia is offering all Homemade Ocean homies 10% off her entire store until June 2nd.  Just use the code YAY10 at checkout.

To enter all you have to do is let us know how much you want to win by leaving a comment below.  Want to increase your chance of winning? Here are some extra entry possibilities (leave a separate comment for each):

– Pin the first image and leave one comment letting us know that you did.
 Subscribe to our blog so you never miss a post and leave one comment.
– Follow Fabiola Mejia on Twitter, come back here and leave one comment.
– Follow us on Twitter or Pinterest, and leave one comment (for each).
If you do everything that’s 6 total comments & entries.

Giveaway ends on May 31st at midnight.  Good Luck.

Written by Christina and Tim