Happy Birthday to Me – Giveaway for YOU!

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Well, it finally happened.  I am no longer in my twenties.  Today I am officially THIRTY!  And you know what?  I’m ok with that!  I feel like my thirties are going to be awesome.  Plus, thirty is the new 18 anyways, right?  [Ha!  Not really.  I don’t want to go back to be 18.] 

Today I will be sleeping in, eating breakfast, wrangling kids and doing all things that a newly thirty mom of two does.  Pretty exciting, huh?  But I wanted to celebrate with yall too!  What better way to celebrate then to give away an iPad mini?!  One person will win one!  Eeeek!  SO exciting! 
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So I’ll be spending the day relaxing, shopping, baking, eating and giving away an iPad Mini!!  How stinkin cool is that?!  I asked a few of my bloggy friends if they wanted to join and they yes!  As much as I would love to be able to giveaway one of these on my own, it’s not possible.  So I’ve teamed up with some of my good friends to help give away an awesome prize!  They are awesome, you are awesome, it works out!  So make sure you follow them in the giveaway form below.  The cool thing is that they are all so dang awesome that its like you are double winning. 

Ok enough gab, right?  Enter below, good luck and happy birthday to meeee! 
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Blog Elevated Ticket Giveaway

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Hey yall!  I have something super awesome to share today – I’m giving away a FULL CONFERENCE TICKET to Blog Elevated!  [Eeek!]  How awesome is that?! 

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That’s right – one person will win a full conference ticket to Blog Elevated this year!  [Does not include hotel or travel though.]  AND 5 people will win 50% of codes! 

Ahhhhh. 

Did you hear that?  Its the blogging angels singing down on you.  Yes, you!

Blog Elevated is all about teaching YOU to be professional, be unique and to be YOU!  With a help from some amazing speakers.  Seriously, check out the speakers yall! 

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Plus, its being held at Moody Gardens in Galveston this year!  Whaaaa!  Absolutely gorgeous hotel on the beach with entertainment right on site.

And yes, I am a little excited about this conference.  It taught me so much and is half the reason I am where I am right now.

[Well not right now.  But in the blogging sense.]

Ok enough with the chit chat – enter below to win a FULL CONFERENCE PASS!  [I’m so stinkin excited for you!] 

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Great American Barbecue

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Hey yall!  Welcome to the Great American Barbecue!  I have teamed up with some super talented bloggers and we are throwing a virtual barbecue!  We all made a dish that we would bring and shared it on our blogs.  [All the good food is below!]  Then we decided to have a fun giveaway in honor of our virtual barbecue.  [Woohoo!]  So start scrolling to cheap out all the good eats and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom!

The Great American Barbecue - Everything You Need from Drinks to Dessert for the Perfect BBQ

The Great American Barbecue is a virtual potluck hosted by 13 fabulous bloggers to bring you wonderful picnic recipes and ideas. We’ve taken all the work out of planning the Great American Barbecue for you and your friends including drinks, appetizers, meats to grill, side dishes and desserts. Each blogger brought a different recipe or idea as their “dish to pass”. We even included an easy DIY utensil caddy and a fun outdoor activity for the kids. If that’s not enough, we’re also giving away a $130 Amazon Gift Card at the end of the party so one lucky winner can buy any remaining supplies he or she needs to throw the perfect backyard bash!

Refreshing Drinks to Welcome Your Guests

Whether your guests arrive from across town, out of town or from the house next door, the first thing a good host always does is offer them a cool, refreshing beverage.

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Make Ahead Frozen Lemon Berry Slush {adult and kid versions}

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Ariean from One Krieger Chick

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Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes

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Susan from Oh My! Creative

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Get the Party Started with Appetizers

With a beverage in hand, your guests will need something to munch on while the main dish is cooking on the grill.

Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Grilled Crostini - This Silly Girl's Life

Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Grilled Crostini

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Dana from This Silly Girl’s Life

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Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia - The Grant Life

Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia

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Kelley from The Grant Life

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The Main Event – Fresh from the Grill

What would a barbecue be if you didn’t have meat to throw on the grill? For the Great American Barbecue, we’ve got two fabulous options for you!

Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs - Handmade in the Heartland

Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs

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Angela from Handmade in the Heartland

Angela from Handmade in the Heartland

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Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers with Avocado Ranch - Color Me Meg

Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers with Avocado Ranch

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Meg from Color Me Meg

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Perfect Potluck Side Dishes

A barbecue always needs a few great side dishes to accompany the main meal. We’ve got pasta, potatoes and a green salad all ready for the making!

Easy Macaroni Salad: Classic Summer Potluck Recipe - Kenarry.com

Easy Macaroni Salad

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Carrie from Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

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Britni from Play. Party. Pin.

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Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes from The Best Blog Recipes

Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes

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Shauna from The Best Blog Recipes

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Delicious Crowd-Pleasing Desserts

How many of you head straight for the dessert table when you get to a barbecue? With desserts like these, it’s easy to see why.

Oreo White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Belle of the Kitchen

Oreo White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen

Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen

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Strawberry Lemonade Bars from Made to Be a Momma

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

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Katie from Made to Be a Momma

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Serving Your Guests in Style

Once you’ve got the food prepared and set up along your buffet, you’ll need to make the silverware easily accessible for your guests. Here’s an easy way to do that with something you already have on hand!

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Upcycled Utensil Caddy

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Katie from View from the Fridge

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A Fun Activity for the Kids

No detail has been spared as we planned the perfect barbecue for you. We even have a fun game for the kids that’s easy to make!

Tin Can Toss Game from Crafts by Courtney

DIY Kids Tin Can Toss Game

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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney

Courtney from Crafts by Courtney

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Enter to Win an Amazon Gift Card

We’ve tried to think of everything from drinks to desserts for the perfect Great American Barbecue, but now’s your chance to win a $130 Amazon gift card so you can buy all the supplies you need!

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What your favorite dish or activity to bring to a backyard barbecue?

Life of the Party No. 49

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Hey yall!  Welcome to another Life of the Party link up – the day you get to take over our blogs with your awesome-ness!  Last week I shared my recipe for avocado buttermilk dressing and my love for Harvest Snaps.  Well today I’m giving away some!  Harvest Snaps that is.  Three people will win a one month supply – which is all the flavors in one box!  Its a box of Harvest Snaps goodness!  So enter below before you link up to the party!  Woohoo!

Enter to win one of 3 month supplies of Harvest Snaps!

 
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Now lets get the party started yall!  


$400 Back to School Giveaway

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Squeal!  I’m so excited to be sharing this awesome $400 CASH back to school giveaway with yall!  A few of my favorite bloggy friends and I have gotten together for this giveaway.  So if you’re looking for some red hot cash, or some new blogs to read, we’ve got you covered!  Enter below and be sure to check out the other bloggers too!

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Baby Time – a Giveaway

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Before you get any ideas – no baby here.  But I do love babies.  I’m the weird person that wants to smell a babies head when I hold them.  [Not strangers babies, babies I know.  I’m not that weird.]  I miss my babies being babies.  Don’t get me wrong, I love their ages now.  They are fun and imaginative and creative.  But the baby stage.  Oh its so much fun.  So I’m super excited to share this giveaway with yall today.  Its a baby time giveaway perfect for new mamas or mamas to be!  Check out the goods and enter below! 

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“It’s Baby Time Giveaway will include the fabulous prizes:
Orbit Baby G3 Stroller System
4Moms MamaRoo
Lily Jade Diaper Bag
Honest Baby Bundle
Freshly Picked Moccs of choice
Blooming Bath
Willa Kate & Co Blanket
– Little Bunches Diaper Clutch Set
– Whistle & Flute Onesies

 

Good luck yall! Power to the babies!
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$500 Cash Giveaway

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Hey yall!  Its almost Valentine’s Day so I thought I would share the love.. for a great giveaway!  I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you a $500 cash giveaway.  We are calling it For the Love of Cash!  [I mean, who doesn’t love cash?!]  So enter below and good luck!

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Welcome to the $500 For The Love Of Cash Giveaway!

We’ve joined an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash.


Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal.

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.

Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win.

Open Worldwide.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on February 23rd, 2014.

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$50 Starbucks Gift Card

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Hey friends!  I hope yall are having a nice relaxing Sunday.  I’m sharing this $50 Starbucks giveaway because well, its Starbucks.  And I thought [just maybe] that a few of yall would enjoy it!  Check out the new drinks they have to offer and enter below!  [Good luck!]

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Caramel Flan Latte, now available through March 3, is a delicious twist on a classic latin dessert with Starbucks signature Espresso, steamed milk and rich flan syrup. The Caramel Flan Latte is topped with caramel whipped cream and caramelized sugar drizzle. Try it on a Frappuchino too and you’ll be delighted.

Grab a cup of Starbucks Caramel Flan Latte, enjoy the flavor and enter to win a $50 Starbucks Gift Card below. Good Luck. Giveaway will end in a week. US Residents Only. Giveaway is sponsored by Starbucks.

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Giveaway: 365 Days of Baking

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Hey yall!  Im super excited to share this awesome giveaway with everyone!  One of my favorite foodie friends, Lynn from 365 days of Baking, has reached a HUGE milestone and wanted to celebrate!  She reached 365,000 Facebook fans!  [How ahhhh-mazing is that?!]  So she’s throwing a HUGE giveaway and Im helping spread the word!  There are 10 prizes and 10 winners!  Just in time for Christmas and perfect for your favorite foodie! 

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Meet all the other bloggers who made this giveaway possible!

 

Congratulations to Lynne and good luck to everyone!

 

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Open to US and Canadian residents.

Winners will be notified by em-mail and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

- One winner for each prize -

KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixer

Stand Mixer

Le Creuset Signature Round Wide 3 1/2 Quart Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Cuisinart DLC-8S 11-Cup Pro Custom 11 Food Processor

Cuisinart 11 cup Food Processor

$100 Amazon Gift Card

Amazon Gift Card

One Gift Basket from Rodelle Vanilla

Rodelle Vanilla Pack

One Mini-Consult from Chef Jess, RD

She recently competes on Guy’s Grocery Games on Food Network

*A 20 minutes discussion to review health and eating habits via Skype or phone*

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The Greek Yogurt Cookbook by Laura Kelly, Nutritionist

The Greek Yogurt Cookbook

A Year of Holidays Cookbook by The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond

A Year of Holidays Cookbook

2 pounds whole bean coffee from Coffee on the Porch – Camden, ME

*1 pound Sweet Box Treat Italian Roast

*1 pound Blonde on Blonde Roast

Coffe on the Porch

Two Bottle of hot sauce from Hot Sauce 4 Good

2 Bottle Hot Sauce

 

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Review + Giveaway: Icon Wall Stickers

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Disclosure: I received a product to help with my review.  All opinions are my own.  Read my full disclosure policy here. 

A few weeks back I was sent a wall sticker from Icon Wall Stickers to review.  I spent a hot minute looking over the site because I found what I wanted almost immediately.  I ordered it and within a few days a long skinny tube with my purchase arrived.  Can you guess what I got?

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If you guessed an avocado, you were very close.  [I searched, but they didn’t have any on the site.]  But there is something that I love more then avocados.  I know thats hard to believe because I really love avocados.  But its true.  I love something even more then my favorite green fruit.  [Its a fruit.  I googled it.]  I ordered an anchor wall sticker!  And not just any anchor sticker, a THREE FOOT anchor sticker!  Yes, seriously!

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Ok, Im going to be honest.  Ordering a three foot anchor decal sounded great at the time.  I was literally giddy for it to get here but then it did and I panicked.  How the heck was I going to put a THREE FOOT anchor sticker on my wall AND NOT MESS IT UP!  I was worried, so I called my mom over to help and we got to work.  The sticker came in two pieces and I was nervous the whole time.  What if it didn’t match up?  What it if wrinkled?  What if I hated it?  Ok that last one was dramatic.  Of course I was going to love a THREE FOOT anchor in my bedroom! 

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And of course my worrying was unnecessary because the decal was SO easy to put up and it came out perfect.  So perfect that my kids thought I had painted it on the wall, and I just told them yes.  Because Im super mom and I can paint three foot anchors on textured walls.  They dont need to know the truth until they are older.

Now the best part of this whole story is that Icon Wall Stickers has offered one lucky winner the chance to win their own decal!  ANY decal!  [You can totally order a three foot anchor too!]  Enter below and good luck!  Ps.. the winner has to email a picture of the wall sticker they picked though!  Im nosy like that yall.

 

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