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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Etsy GC #giveaway

Who wants an Etsy shopping spree?!





Hosted by: The Breezy Birdie

Co-hosted by: Sandy Toes Creations & Thinking Outside the Sandbox: Family


Event Details:

Prize: $100 Etsy Gift Card

Date: August 21st - September 4th

Open Worldwide

Must be 18+

No Purchase Necessary

Handmade gifts are special and speak from the heart. It is ok if you are not crafty. That's how Etsy connects you with crafty person. Personalized gifts make great sentimental gifts too.




DISCLAIMER: This blog is not responsible for shipping prizes. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes.This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site. Information collected is strictly for the purpose of contacting the winner(s) and is not collected by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the host at thebreezybirdie.com.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Denby USA Giveaway

 
Do you bake homemade Mac N Cheese, Chicken casserole or an Egg casserole? You will want to enter this wonderful giveaway.
 
Azure Cast Iron Flower Casserole dish is handcrafted from molten cast iron with a cast iron enamel finish.  With a capacity of 77.8 oz, you can cook most anything in this in your oven up to 482°F.  I especially love that this is something that can easily go from oven to table (while using oven mitts and hot pads of course).  No more grabbing food from on top of the oven or having to dirty another serving dish just to make the meal look presentable. This casserole is also dishwasher and freezer safe. 

Cost:  $120.40 Azure Cast Iron Flower Casserole

Connect with Denby via social networks:
Facebook:  Denby USA 
Twitter:  @denbypotteryusa
Pinterest:  Denby USA 

Giveaway:  Denby USA is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers an Azure Cast Iron Flower Casserole of their own!

This contest will run from 8/14-8/29!
Only residents of the Continental US can enter!
You must be 18 years or older to enter!
 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

50 Shades of the MOON

A Lucky Ladybug
Hosted by
Make Our Own Network
People every where are different!  We all have our likes/dislikes; We have our favorite hobbies and interests;  We look different and dress different;  We are parents, children, siblings, and friends.  This is what makes up the Make Our Own Network team of bloggers!  We are the "Strange Kids on the Block" because we do things differently than any one out there.

For our first birthday, we want to celebrate individuality and independence from following the norms.  This giveaway event will be all about exactly that!  Anything goes - prizes vary from adult products to childrens' toys to travel gear to entertaining gadgets and more.

This is a HUGE Event with 12 possible "Personality" Packages to choose from!
(Please be patient if this one takes a while to load...there is a lot here to see) Which personality are you?

WW: Hearts



It's the small things in life that amuse me. My hash browns froze in a heart shape.
Happy Wordless Wednesday! Link up below.










Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the $200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren.

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Love from Elle has a great Blogger Sign Up Event that will also be Coming Soon to Our Readers!!



We’re looking for bloggers to join and help promote our latest giveaway event. 

Sign-up for free or choose from any of our paid options below!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Lavender & Sage

 Lavender & Sage Centerpiece



It's wrapped around a glass jar. I placed the twine on the table, then laid the lavender on top. I laid the glass at one end and rolled until the ends met. Don't pull the twine too tight or you can break the Lavender. Wrap the twine around a few more times.

I trimmed back our sage and slid the stems under the twine.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cordially Invited Giveaway

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Love is in the Air.. And weddings are all around. The MI Savings Mama family is Getting Married!!!! And Guess What....! You Are Cordially Invited... Hosted by MI Savings Mama Co-Hosted by This Mama Loves, Children Teaching Mama, A Safe Haven,Woven By Words and Joy Of Momma Joyner.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Frugal Blending tool

Card making is one of my hobbies. I especially love using Distress Ink pads to create my own pattern paper. The blending tools can be expensive. Sure $5 for one tool doesn't sound steep but when you are blending multiple colors changing the pad each time takes time. I don't want my ink to dry before I can blend the next color.


I saw a video on Pinterest on how to make you own blending tools. The video shows you how to create a wooden block with foam tape & Velcro. It does not include how to create the handle but I am sure you would still create your own tool for under $5.

I opted to order the blocks at Hobby Lobby. I was already purchasing other goodies and was eligible for free shopping and cash back. At the time I only had 5 ink pads and since I procrastinated on this product I have collected 20 distress ink pads.

Check out Luvleescrappin's video here:


The blocks I chose for this project are smaller than the blending pad. If you want them to be the same size I suggest visiting your local hardware store like Luvleescrappin. I did not find the Velcro or Foam tape at my local dollar store. They do vary by location.

Hobby Lobby shopping list:
1 1/4 blocks Birch Wood $3.99 for 8
Sticky Foam Tape
Velcro
Blending replacement Pads

I recently found wood products online at Caseys Wood for .35 a block before tax and s/h.


Total cost was $1.50 per tool. Ranger's Inkssentials tool is $5 at Hobby Lobby.
20 tools=$100 ranger ink and $30 diy tool
$70 savings!

I used a Bic Permanent pen to write the color & smeared some ink on another side.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Uglee Pen Review



I recently received a 3pk of Uglee Pen's Ergonomic Pen for review. Being a lefty is tough so I had my husband review this product. Below is his review:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

DIY Ink Storage




DIY Ink storage.

This was my guide. I couldn't use the 1x4 strips. My box was a bit narrower. http://kathleendriggers.com/ink-pad-storage-tutorial/

Using the box idea came from this you tube!

 







I cut the two boxes at 3 1/4 wide. Hot glued them together. I cut shelves  3 1/4 wide by 5 long. I bent the sides in at 1inch. Some I cut a bit shorter. The base of the distress inks are a snug fit so I couldn't bend the sides longer than one inch. I made sure the ink pad fit before gluing the next piece.

If I was to do this again, I would line the box inside before adding the shelves. You need to practice adding the shelves. I did remove and glue a few again. If I did line the box first that paper would have ripped off. You could add ribbon but that isn't my style.


Next step is to label the ink pads. I have them in rainbow order but when you have 5 greens it's important to know which is lime and which is olive ;-)

Or you can buy a 24ct storage for $43.49 +tax on Amazon.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WW: Taming Lemongrass

We had a fun hot days last month since I planted the lemongrass/gnome pot.  My little gnome village was drowning in Lemongrass. Time for a Trim.




Much Better!

Danger ahead!













Monday, August 5, 2013

Green Laundry Care

 


Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won't fall apart or melt. Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. They also help reduce static and wrinkles.

Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won't fall apart or melt on you. Woolzies save time and energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. They also help reduce static and wrinkles.

Go green with Woolzies dryer balls. Eliminate chemical residue on your skin, clothes, our air and water. Save energy with shorter drying times. Reduce waste in our landfills.

You can order a 6pk from Amazon. Be sure to visit Woolzies on Facebook and Twitter.

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