Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yours Truly Dear Giveaway

I have an awesome giveaway for you guys, I hope you're excited! My friend Jess from Yours Truly Dear made some adorable bows and offered to give them to one of my readers! I'm totally into hair bows right now and hers are the perfect size! They're made from fabric and yarn, awesome right? She uses a bobby pin to keep them in her hair but you could glue an alligator clip on to the back of them if that's easier.

This picture is from Jess' Etsy store

Here's your chance to win these five hair bows! I absolutely love the fabrics she used, I think they'd go with pretty much anything!

Here's how to enter:
Visit Yours Truly Dear on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, telling me what item from her shop is your favorite!

Get extra entries (up to 10!!!) when you:
1. Follow my blog
2. Add Jess' shop to your Etsy favorites
3. Follow of Jess' blog
4. Like me on facebook
5. Like Yours Truly Dear on Facebook
6. Follow me on Twitter
7. Follow Jess on Twitter
8. Talk about this giveaway on your Facebook status and link to this post
9. Tweet about this giveaway and link back to me... @madebyjewls
10. Add my blog button or Jess' blog button to your blog sidebar

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on September 11'th. Good luck!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beautiful Paper Art

I'm really into paper crafting right now and so I made this treasury to feature some of my favorites made by other Etsy sellers. Aren't they beautiful? Make sure you leave a comment on the treasury and maybe it'll make it to the front page! :)

I hope you're all having a great Monday (as great as a Monday can be... I know I'm already wishing it was Friday)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blog Design and Lip Gloss

What do you guys think of the new blog design? I decided that it was time for a change and this is what I came up with. I'm in love with my header! It's so awesome! :) 

Speaking of awesome-ness, check out my new lip gloss! I went to the mall with my brother on Friday and I got the girls at Bare Escentuals to do my makeup! I was a Bare Escentuals virgin and after hearing amazing things about it, I was curious and had to try it. It was an amazing experience and ended up buying a Dolly Buxom Lips: Lip Plumper

 I love what it does to my lips!

When I put it on, it feels like I'm rubbing an ice cube on my lips (some plumpers hurt or tingle uncomfortably but this one was nice). I think my lips looked fuller...

I'm not usually a huge lipstick or lip-gloss person but I think I'll wear this stuff almost every day now :) It was the best $18 I've ever spent (on makeup).

What's your favorite beauty product? By the way, do any of you know where I can get a good deal on a Bare Escentuals starter kit? No amount of justifying can make me spend $60 on one at Nordstrom.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


We have a winner of the Mountain Love necklace giveaway! I used and it picked #8!

Congratulations Jess (yours truly dear)! You've won!

For those of you who didn't win, Kelly has offered to give any of my readers 20% off their purchase. Just mention my blog in the notes to seller and she will refund the 20% over paypal (or just convo her first).

I'll be doing another giveaway this weekend so get excited, this one is going to be good! {want a hint? The prize(s) go in your hair...}

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Love Chris!

Four years ago, Chris and I did this...

 I love you! Thanks for supporting me, loving me, and being the best husband ever. :) 
Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I want to make this!

Check out this AWESOME laptop sleeve tutorial by Char from the blog Crap I've Made   <-- click

Chris got me a new laptop for our anniversary (he's so awesome!) and I need a laptop sleeve! I really don't want to get some random black one at the store so I think I'm going to make an adorable one like this.  I'm not a huge fan of the flower on it but I love the gathered fabric going around the middle. What do you guys think? Have you ever made something like this?

By the way, have you entered the Mountain Love giveaway yet? If not, you should. :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mountain Love Review and Giveaway

Okay guys, are you ready for an amazing giveaway? I'm really excited about this one!

I recently did a trade with Kelly from Mountain Love, I sent her some adorable earrings and she gave me this awesome necklace and I'm in LOVE!

Seriously, I want to wear it everyday and the cool thing is, I can! Before she contacted me about doing a trade, I had never seen an interchangeable necklace. I think it's such a cool idea! It's the same necklace, but I can switch out the "faces" each time I wear it.

I love this necklace so much that I've ordered more "faces" from her shop and I can't wait to get them in the mail!

So now to the giveaway... Kelly has so generously offered to give one of these two lovely necklace sets to one of my readers!


Here's how to enter:
*Visit Mountain Love on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, telling me what item from her shop is your favorite!

Get extra entries (up to 9!!!) when you:
1. Follow my blog
2. Add Kelly's shop to your Etsy favorites
3. Become a follower of Kelly's cute blog
4. Like me on facebook
5. Like Mountain Love on Facebook
6. Follow me on Twitter
7. Talk about this giveaway on your Facebook status and link to this post!
8. Tweet about this giveaway and link to me!
9. Mention this giveaway on your blog and link to me!

*Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on August 18'th. Good luck!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Five Question Friday - Overdue

And here's my Friday post... on Sunday. Haha, oops!

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?
This question was mine, I can't believe Mama M. picked it! :) I had a baby blanket that I LOVED, but totally forgot about it until I found it in a box about a year ago. I'm so happy my Mom saved it! It's now tucked away in my closet for my future babies to use.

2. Do you dream in color?
I do! I always wondered what it would be like to dream in black and white though. Have you ever met anyone who dreams in black and white?

3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?
I'm 5'6''-ish and I'm really happy with my height. 

4. If you could have anyone's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be? 
George Clooney. I think his voice is just as sexy as his looks. Haha!

5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?
I mostly leave it in the parking lot. I was a bagger at a grocery store when I was younger, so I know how annoying it is to have to hunt down runaway carts... but I also had a lady tell me how she got robbed by a guy with a knife in the Walmart parking lot because she was returning her cart to the corral and so I always think of that. And it's not like I think that someone is going to rob me if I return my cart but it still makes me a little nervous. 

P.S. I promise to be better about blogging this week and I'm going to be doing an amazing giveaway this week for another amazing Etsy seller, so check back tomorrow! :)