Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sponsored Spotlight & September Sponsor Giveaway

This month I had the pleasure of sponsoring some wonderful and fabulous ladies. Here they are!

Jessie from My Mod Style
I use my blog to showcase my love for design, life, and nature. I love inspiring people to live better everyday lives. Enjoy the simple things and make the best out of every moment. I take lots of pictures and share many of them on my blog. I eat plants, not animals. I am passionate about the environment and enjoy spreading awareness through my blog!
Stephanie from Our Marriage Adventures
Hey Y'all - I'm a late 20's (ugh!) Georgia Peach living the married life. In fact that's just what my blog is about, I get real, honest, and sometimes down and dirty on this blog because fairy-tales shouldn't end after "I-do".  
You.And.Me.Are.We is a lifestyle blog chronicling the life of two newlyweds {Sara & Trevor}. You'll find DIY crafts, how they're making a rented duplex into a {temporary} home, travel stories, {mostly successful} recipes, and everything in between! Stop on over, take a look around, and stay for awhile. You never know what you're gonna find!
Stephanie from Scarves & Style
I have been running Scarves and Styles for about a year now. It's my personal journey to finding my personal style.
Chelsea Hickey is a Social Media & Email Marketing Strategist. At Diamonds, Dog Tags & Diapers you can expect to read about life as a Marine Corps Wife, Mom of a toddler and everything from San Diego to Virginia Beach. Chelsea blogs about everything you're thinking, but afraid to say.
Jennifer from Jennifer Leigh Blog
I'm a Texan stuck in NYC. :-) 20-something blogger who loves fashion, accessories & beauty. Also blog about life in NYC with my doggie & husband. 
Linda from My Passion Is
Twitter: @MyPassionIsBlog ~ Instagram: @linda_anne ~ Pinterest
I am a 25-year-old law student living in NYC with my boyfriend. I blog @ My Passion Is... about my life, the city I live in, scrapbooking, photography, cooking, crafts and anything else that comes up in my life!
Marissa from The Modern Austen
I'm a twenty-something English teacher who just moved out on my own for the first time. I write about my new adventures, DIY projects, fashion, beauty, and education. 
Ann from Wanderlust
My name is Hanifah Husein but you can call me Ann for short. I craft, I knit, I paint, I make things! and currently run my independent store at . I blog over at a blog that contains photography, tutorials, crafty adventure and some creative writing. I named it wanderlust because I love traveling and see new things out there. Take a look at my blog and have a good time!  
Shelby from Chasing Birdies
Chasing Birdies is a lifestyle blog about my life and the things I love. I'm a student, golfer, day dreamer, perfectionist, music lover, and blogger. I hope you stop by and say hello!
Shelley from Hand In Hand
I'm a stay at home mom, wife, Independent Scentsy consultant, blogger,shopper, and all around girly girl!

Brittney from The Sweet Life
Hi everyone, I’m Brittney and I blog over at The Sweet Life. My life is random, and those are the moments I choose to blog about. I’m goofy, outspoken and even warm hearted. I’m interested in the fashion world and will always share a good find. I do my best at DIY projects, but I am in no way a Martha Stewart. I love traveling, photography, FOOD and The Florida Gators. But most of all, my husband – my best friend, who helps guide all these crazy adventures. I would love for you to stop by and visit!
Ali from Allena Mistral
Hi! My name is Alli and I blog at Allena Mistral. In my real life, I'm a chemistry TA for freshman chemistry, a girlfriend to a wonderful man, a soon-to-be Zumba instructor and a whole mishmash of random. In my bloggy life, I'm a crafter, DIY-er, Jewerly designer, motivator and wannabe fashionista! My blog is filled with completely random stuff, so stop on by!
Laura from Lauryn Green
Hey! I'm Laura and I'm behind Lauryn Green blog. In my blog you'll find my illustrations, finds, adventures, and especially photography.
I have a fashion blog where I also post inspiration, music, and lots of pretty things.

We're a swapping blog, where people can match up with swapping.

Hayley from Hayley's World
Army wife and mom of 2! Loves God, my family and friends, photography, sewing and cooking! And of course blogging!
Amanda from Raspberry Beige
I'm a Christian//wife//mama//teacher and now blogger who loves to laugh, mostly at myself. I am mostly sarcastic and occasionally, sentimental. 
Charity from Isle of View
23 years old, Christian, Musician, Photographer, Entrepreneur-at-heart, passionate about people, DIY's, leadership and style. You never know what you might find over at Isle of View!
Kayla from Close Encounters
Instagram: @closekayla ~ Shop ~ Pinterest ~ Twitter
Hi, I'm Kayla! I blog over at Close Encounters. I'm a twenty-something girl living in Kansas with my husband, Zach, and our wiener dog, Pixie. I'm a Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator during the day, and a avid TV-watcher/blogger at night. I love peppermint ice cream, tacos, and anything purple. I get embarrassingly attached to fictional characters. And, in my head, I'm best friends with Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. Come on over to my blog and say "Hey!"
Those are all my lovely sponsors! Please go check them out and say hi! 

Now it's giveaway time! Head below to enter the September Sponsor Giveaway. 8 of my readers will win something, one of those prizes includes something from me! Ends Oct 14th. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a lovely night!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Swap

Are you ready for this year's Halloween Swap? I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday. So it's natural that I thought about creating a Halloween Swap. If you're interested in participating this year, please sign up here.

Sign Up by: October 8th
Partners Assigned On: October 9th

-Please make sure you send your package out on time, so you're partner gets it in time for Halloween.
-There's a $20 minimum.

Any questions please let me know at

Have a lovely night!

P.S. Keep an eye out for the sponsor highlight and giveaway tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway From Crazy Beautiful Unique

Hey ya'll (that's Southern for 'hello everyone;)! My name is Celeste and I am a sponsor this month on Lindsey's amazing blog. I thought I would introduce myself so you can get to know me a little better.

I blog over at Crazy Beautiful Unique where I talk about all kinds of stuff. On Tuesdays, I have a feature called "5 Great Etsy Gifts for...", where I go window shopping on Etsy and find 5 items that would make great gifts within that week's theme. Last week, the theme was Autumn, so I found cute hats, scarves, and gloves on Etsy to share with my readers. I would love for you to stop by on Tuesdays to see what I find on Etsy :)

Speaking of Etsy, I also have a shop on there called A Girl and Her Clay. I sell cute charms and jewelry that I made from polymer clay. It's a new craft medium for me, but I'm loving it so far! Clay is so versatile and easy to work with. I'm still learning lessons about the do's and don'ts of clay along the way. For example, I placed some charms I made on a Styrofoam plate to make more room on my craft table. Well, when it came time for me to take the charms of the plate and place them in the oven, the charms had begun to form a sticky bound to the plate. I had to take my blade and gently scrape them off. Lesson learned! LOL!

On the more personal side - I've been married for almost 6 years to the most amazing man who is truly my best friend and better half. We have two 'fur babies' together, a dog named Peanut and a cat named Oreo. We love to spend time together walking, talking, playing video and board games, watching anime (Japanese cartoons) and hanging out with our friends.

I am a certified expanded duty dental assistant, which is very hard to become. The national board test you have to take are incredibly hard, but rewarding once you know you've passed them. Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to work as a dental assistant because about 2 months after graduating from school, I was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome. This affects the right side of my body (which I'm right-handed) so I don't trust myself to handle sharp instruments around patients just yet. Along with this, I also deal with depression, bipolar disorder, and gluten intolerance. My life isn't easy, but I'm living and trying my best to stay positive. 

Thanks for reading this and getting to know me a little bit better. I have tons more to tell you, but I don't have the time or space to in this guest post :) I guess you'll have to come visit me at my blog to learn more about me. I look forward to meeting you :)

Now, head below to enter Celeste's giveaway! One of my readers will win a Pink French Macaroon Necklace and two Iced Chocolate Doughnut Cell Phone Charms. Ends on October 8th. Also, Celeste is giving my readers 20% off in her shop! Code: DREAMS20

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sponsor Chase All Your Dreams In October

Sponsorship is completely free, unless you like to help a college student out, then it's $1 (it's technically $5, but you get $4 off with a discount code). But if you just want to swap buttons, I'm totally down with that. Just go to my sponsor page and you'll find passionfruit. If we swapped buttons this month and you would like to renew, email me: and I'll renew your button on October 1st.

I look forward swapping and sponsoring you next month!

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

First & Last: Concerts

I'm linking up to Ashley, of House of Glass, First & Last series. Today is about my first & last concert.

My first concert was Ashlee Simpson at the Roosevelt Field Mall, but I really couldn't see her too well. And I don't really remember it. So my real first concert was Warped Tour 2008 when I was 17. I saw The Academy Is..., Every Avenue, and We The Kings. It was amazing and it was a great experience. Ever since than, I've been going every summer.

Every Avenue & I (They've changed so much; their music and style has changed for the better)

The Academy Is...

Ironically, the last concert I went to was Warped Tour 2012. I went with my friend and her friends and I had an amazing time. It was much better than last year's. I saw Tonight Alive, You Me At Six, Sleeping With Sirens, Yellowcard, Funeral Party, and Pierce The Veil. 

My profile picture is from Warped Tour. I'm with Jenna, the lead singer of Tonight Alive. They are the nicest people and I love their band. 

Tonight Alive

Funeral Party (I missed the first 2 two songs in their set; those 2 happen to be my favorite)

You Me At Six (Best crowd ever!)

Sleeping With Sirens (It was starting to get dark and I was really far away, but my friend and I enjoyed it; perfect ending to my night & day)

Pierce The Veil

That's it! 

Have a lovely night!

A Crafter's Dream Christmas Giveaway

I'm so excited to bring you, along with My Merry Messy Life, Earning-My-Cape, and Tutus & Tea Parties, A Crafter's Dream Christmas Giveaway
This is a group giveaway opportunity with a Christmas, crafting, and supporting small business theme! Each blogger is offering her/his own giveaway worth $25 or more. It will run from October 21, 2012 to November 4, 2012 and bloggers, as well as shop owners, are welcome to sign up to join in the celebration. Bloggers who are not crafters and shop owners who are not bloggers can still join the giveaway by pairing up together! If you need help finding a shop or blogger to link up with, we will do our best to help.  


About our theme:
Christmas is just around the corner, and the time to start crafting our gifts for friends and family is now! Some of the blogs in the giveaway group will be giving away some awesome crafting supplies! 

Sometimes we want to give a handmade gift, but just don't have the time or know-how to make them ourselves. This is a great opportunity to support small businesses and shops who offer handmade items! Some of the blogs in our giveaway group will be highlighting such small businesses and offering giveaway items for them, as well. Even if you don't win the giveaway, we hope that you will keep these small businesses in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your special someone.

Here is how it will work:

  • Each blogger will run their own unique giveaway, worth at least $25 or more, on their own site using Rafflecopter as the entry form. Please set your Rafflecopter to start at 12:01am October 21, 2012 and end at 12:01am November 5, 2012. You have total control over what you would like to give away (as long as it ties in with our Christmas/craft/small business theme) and to whom (country). 
  • Please announce that you have joined on Twitter using this hashtag - #ACraftersDream,  and/or make the announcement on your Facebook Page.
  • Facebook Group - (this is optional) find our group, A Crafter's Dream Giveaway Group, on Facebook and request to join (you must be using Facebook as your actual name and not through your blog page for it to work)
  • Please write a post announcing you have joined the giveaway, and include the html from the form that you will fill out.
  • Grab the giveaway button and put it in a prominent place to promote it on your site! The more bloggers who sign up, the more entries we ALL get!
  • Please fill out this form to get started.

Shop Owners:
  • You can team up with a blogger on your own, or we can help match you with a blog to sponsor with a giveaway item worth $25 or more, from your shop.
  • Please announce that you have joined on Twitter using this hashtag - #ACraftersDream, and/or make the announcement on your Facebook Page.
  • Facebook Group - (this is optional) find our group, A Crafter's Dream Giveaway Group, on Facebook and request to join (you must be using Facebook as your actual name and not through your blog page for it to work)
  • Please fill out this form if you would like help being paired up with a blog.

Bloggers, please enter your blog link below.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Midnight City Creations Is On Etsy!

That's right! I'm finally on Etsy now! So go check it out please! There's a jewelry clearance sale going on at the moment. Get 50% your order when you use this code: JEWELRY2012. And there's FREE shipping until November on the wreaths. Use code WREATHS2012 to get FREE shipping. 

Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Help Save Oliver

Sweet N Sour Deals has put together a giveaway in honor of Oliver James, a rescued Golden Retreiver Puppy.
Oliver James was rescued before he was even born by Laura Kody.
At 8 weeks old Oliver suddenly lost his ability to walk, and Laura began taking him to vets to find a cure. They saw 9 vets and spent thousands of dollars on testing, but no one knew what his condition was or could give them much hope for his survival. Finally, They saw a specialist and he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Osteo-dystrophy.
Over the past year she has tried every treatment available for him and watched him go through recurirng bouts of joint swelling, lameness, and pain so terrible that he couldnt bear to be touched.
A few months ago he started screaming when she touched his mouth, and at that time the vet diagnosed him with his second condition, Craniomandibular Osteopathy.
Over the next few weeks his jaw went through similar bouts of swelling, pain, infection, and calcification that his legs had felt before. Finally his jaw closed shut permanently. He has been unable to eat, drink, pant, chew, or even lick his lips ever since. Laura bottle feeds him 6-10 times a day to keep his weight up, but despite her many efforts he weighs only a very scary 15.4 pounds. To put that in perspective, his littermates all weigh around 60. His toenails have begun to fall out from malnourishment.
You can read Oliver's Full Story HERE
Laura also posts daily updates on the Help Save Oliver James Facebook page HERE
In honor of Oliver James, we have had some amazing blogs, including us, donate prizes to spread the word about Oliver James.
The prizes include...
Philips Satin Perfect Epilator $99.00 ARV

A Diamond Candle ARV $25.00
A Homemade Flower Wreath
And a set of 3 Rosaries!
(picture to come)
Enter in the Rafflecopter Below!
Thank You So Much For Helping Save Oliver James!

I'm participating in this giveaway by making the handmade wreath. 

Have a lovely day!

Pinning Week

"Pinning!" is a Weekly Pinterest Link-Up
(Share pins, meet others who love "Pinning", get inspired!)

First Time?  It's simple just follow these rules:
 Please follow your hosts' blogs & Pinterest boards: 

Courtney // Baxtron{Life} // Follow Me on Pinterest
Kimberly // A Night Owl // Follow Me on Pinterest

And your Co-Hosts:
 Link up your Pinterest Inspired Post & Profile below
Make sure you link back to the party!

Share the link-up:


THANK YOU to all who linked up last week!

So, who's "Winning at Pinning?"
This week it's SecondHand Solace's Fall Layers collection:

Brittany feel free to grab the button, and flaunt it!

Each week a winner is chosen to flaunt the title of "Winning at Pinning" for successfully wowing us with the best Pinterest find.  The winner will be featured/announced in the following week's post!
Are you "Pinning"?  
Come on, everyone is doing it.  
Join us MONDAYS for weekly sharing of Pinterest finds.  


Link up your PINTEREST PROFILE below:
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