Etsy Hidden Treasure Event {approximately 100 dollar value & Kindle Fire too } #SpringBuzzHop


~To Enter to win the Grand Prize: Kindle Fire go here! Don't forget it is extra entries for the Etsy Hidden Treasures if you let them know Great Contradictions sent you! ~Great Contradictions Prize Package {valued approximately $100} includes~ {3 cupcake bath bombs and a cupcake necklace from Naked Moon Soaps} {Earrings from Amourx} {$30 credit to Wayfaring Magnolia on Etsy}  {Your choice of scent for Aromatherapy Candle from Scents in Soy} Last, but not least... {$25 credit to Caked Clothing on Etsy} a Rafflecopter giveaway <a href="">You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>.  … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge {Brown}


Welcome to Week 8 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet,A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups.  This weeks color is BROWN.   Want to participate in our challenge?  It’s super easy!  Here’s how It Works: Take a picture the represents the color of the week. Write a blog post that features your picture and link it up. Visit other people’s posts and hopefully find some inspiration! You can put the button and link code on your blog if you wish but it’s not a requirement. Our color next week is WHITE! … [Read more...]

“Hopping” for an allergy-friendly Easter w/ @Smarties craft {treat for 3 lucky readers too}


Smarties has proven to be a timeless classic from everyday pleasures to holidays (see Valentine's Day & Halloween). Did you know that Smarties has an Easter variety? Smarties are great for eating, but there are lots of fun ways to use & display Smarties. Try this easy diy easter bunny for a nice way to present Smarties.    Supplies socks (extra "green" credit for using unmatched socks) ribbon goggly eyes pom poms (nose & tail) pink & white foam sheets (cut into ear shape; white slightly bigger than the pink inset) Elmer's glue spots Smarties Easter Rolls 1. Place about 5-7 rolls of Smarties in sock to 'stuff" like a bunny. 2. Tie ribbon about an inch from the toe to make head. Glue eyes, pom-pom for nose, and foam ears with Elmer's glue spots (or your favorite adhesive). 3. Fold excess sock inside under Smarties Rolls to secure without looking bulky. 3. Glue larger pom-pom to end for the cotton tail :) a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

Upcycle your wardrobe with @CountessaJessa vintage finds {Etsy Treasure} promo code included #SpringBuzzHop


I LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage stores, but to be honest I don't get the chance to go as much as I would like as a mom of  3 boys. As of recently, I have been shopping online for my vintage finds more. In the old days, John & I could spend hours searching the racks to find great additions to what we already own. I am terrible at getting rid of clothes & accessories, but what's great about that is it is easy to give new life to your wardrobe by simple additions. Take for example this mod mini, I got from Caked Clothing... Using boots & accessories I already own, I created a whole new look for the cost of the Mod Mini (less than $20) Using the same dress swap out the boots for heels add clutch(around $20), and voila... Rush now to Caked Clothing by Cupcake Countessa to see what new look you can create with vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessory styles from the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and early 90's. Along with all your favorite fabrics upcycled in eco friendly pieces, … [Read more...]

Come Join Us for Feed Me Friday – Email Subscription #BlogHop

<center><a href=""><img src="" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: - Add your blog link to the linky - Subscribe by email and follow via Google+ (or Linky Followers) to the four hostesses (Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four) and the Featured Blog of the Week. Make sure to leave us a comment and we will return the favor.  - Visit as many blogs on the list as you can. If you like the blog subscribe to their email (feel free to follow on Google+ too, if you want) - Leave them a comment with your blog link so they … [Read more...]

Bloggers Giving Back – Baskets For Babes – Over $300 Ends 03/30

We had such a huge success with our Bloggers Giving Back - A Christmas For Kids Giveaway , that we decided to round up the bloggers again and get things going for our 2nd Annual Baskets for Babes Collection!!  WE HAVE RAISED Over $200 JUST FROM BLOGGERS FOR THIS CAUSE - WE STILL NEED MORE IF WE ARE REALLY GOING TO HELP THESE FAMILIES!! If you would like to help this cause please donate via the chip in widget to the right at the top of the sidebar  One Busy Moma and Miki's Hope are have teamed up with 26 other bloggers to bring an amazing giveaway in efforts to help raise money for this great cause. During this giveaway we are giving away a Freshwater Pearl Necklace along with Appraisal Certificate and Cleaning Kit!! ARV $210 - Appraised at $1100!! This is an 18 inch genuine Freshwater Pearl Necklace with a White Gold Clasp. A $50 Gift Code to Wall Candy Arts  One Alphabeast of Choice This event will … [Read more...]

@missk58 Scents in Soy {Etsy Treasure} Soy Candles, Bath Salts, & More #SpringBuzzHop


About I started making soy candles about 2 years ago for friends and family. A friend of mine told me about Etsy and well the rest as they say is history. I love making soy products and sharing those products with my customers. Customer satisfaction is my number one priority and I stand behind my products with a guarantee that if you are not satisfied or have a problem with any product, I will make it right or simply return your money. I am a Mom, a Friend, a Wife, A Sister, a Daughter and Candle Maker..... Why my soy candles? Simple. Unsurpassed Quality, Premium Ingredients and most importantly, Customer Service. 100% all natural, premium soy wax (US grown soybeans) Cotton wicks for a clean burn Premium, highly fragrant oils and essential oils; pure and simple....... All my products are handmade and hand poured at the time you order to ensure the freshest product is getting to you. Customer service is my number one priority and that is why I offer a satisfaction … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge {Pink}


Welcome to Week 7 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups. This week’s color is Pink. I am a mom of 3 boys so the word PINK sends my boys into "eww yuck" mode. Needless to say, pink was actually easier to spot than I thought among my "boy world" This week’s photography tip is from Faith Massey.  Faith owns and operate Images by Faith Portrait Art, a boutique studio nestled in the Lake Norman area, just outside Charlotte, NC. Her passion for art started early and she explored many different mediums but found her true love in photography after having my first child in 1994. After moving from California in 2004 she opened her studio in Huntersville. As a mother of 5 beautiful children, she is very comfortable working with babies and new parents alike. Her style has been described as natural, refined and unpretentious and she loves to highlight every sweet detail of … [Read more...]

New post: Multi-Platform @CoziFamily App {contributing writer @startingdigita1} #technology


Technology makes the world go round| I am constantly finding new sources of technology for better or for worse as a result I decided to branch out. Now that I have my first post published, Multi-Platform Cozi App for Well-Rounded Efficiency. I am a contributing writer on Starting Digital technology blog! *I would love support on my new adventure* … [Read more...]

@nakedmoonsoap: Home to the Cupcake Lollipop Bath Bombs {Etsy Treasure} #SpringBuzzHop


About Hi, Welcome to Naked Moon Soap... Join us on Facebook for updates and contests!!! Home to the one and only Cupcake Lollipop Bath Bombs and Manicure Cupcakes! Here you will find fantastic smelling bath and body products for all your tub/shower needs. I use high quality soap bases, essential oils, fragrance oils and exfoliates that will leave your skin feeling great! To see all that Naked Moon shop has to offer find it on Etsy and  follow Naked Moon Soap on Facebook & twitter (*hint*hint* Comment below with your fave product as well as get a jump start on these entries for the Spring Buzz giveawayby liking, following, hearting, pinning, etc) … [Read more...]