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Looking for some decadent indulgence without any subsequent guilt? Foam on the Range offers luxurious handmade soaps to satisfy your cravings. With Almond, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Blueberry Crumble, Caramel Mocha, and Hot Fudge Sundae, you are sure to find a sweet treat that makes bath time a spa experience. The best part? We’re giving away a gift set to one lucky reader!

Each of Foam on the Range’s soaps is made in the Sunflower State with at least 50% sunflower oil, which helps contribute to a rich, skin-pampering lather. All of the company’s bar soaps are hand-stirred, hand-poured, hand-cut, and hand-wrapped, with TLC all along the way.

To register for the giveaway, simply go to the Foam  on the Range Etsy page. Then leave a comment on this blog post, noting your favorite product on the site (other than the Sweet Tooth soaps). Registration for the giveaway closes on Monday, November 5 at 7 pm Central. The winner must be a US resident. I’ll announce the winner, who will be randomly selected, shortly after that. Good luck!

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Veronica Garrett is the winner of the Morse Code SOS necklace giveaway! Congratulations, Veronica!

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These intricate die-cut Valentines are perfect for February 14…or any day! Each measures 5.5″ square with a matching pink envelope. These lovely cards come in a set of six with both the heart and swallow bird designs. You could send these for Valentine’s Day or frame them for a gorgeous display. And the best part is we are giving away a set of six!

To register for this giveaway, go to www.tadandfaboo.com and then post a comment on my blog, telling me your favorite Tad and Faboo product (other than these notecards!). When you click on the product photo, the name of the product appears. Registration for this giveaway closes on February 1 and I’ll post the winner’s name on February 2. Good luck!

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Whew, I put the Christmas decorations away, have all the celebrations behind me and I’m a bit pooped. If you are also in need for a bit of pampering after the hectic holidays, I have something great in store for one lucky winner. I’m giving away a Happy Feet Spa Retreat worth $25 from Jordan Essentials Bath and Body!

To register for the giveaway, simply go to this Jordan Essentials Bath and Body website, then leave a comment on my blog noting your favorite product other than the Happy Feet Spa Retreat. Registration ends January 9 and I’ll announce the winner January 10. Good luck!

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Are you hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party? (I know, it’s not even Christmas yet but humor me because there is a giveaway involved here!) If so, then you could take a cute homemade gift for the party host. If the celebration is at your house, you could make small gifts to serve as prizes for those wild New Year’s Eve card games or present your party snacks in a unique way. Think Garnish has some great packaging products to add pizazz to your party.

If you love to be creative, check out the Think Garnish web site and blog. They have adorable ideas for homemade gifts. You say you don’t like to bake? Even better, they have great ideas for little gift packages you can put together such as ‘Smore kits, homemade soup gifts, even spa kits and more.

Here’s the best part: (For those who are regular readers, you know those are the code words for “Announcing a Giveaway!”) Think Garnish is giving away a $25 gift certificate for all their cute packaging products. To register for this giveaway, go to the Think Garnish website and check out their “Our Ideas” section. Then post a comment on my blog telling me your favorite idea from their site. Registration for the giveaway ends 12/25 and I’ll announce the winner on 12/26.

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Liz and Ben Bohannon are commanding your toes to rejoice. (Yes, that IS their company motto!) Why, you may ask? Because now your toes can be clothed in adorable sandals the Kansas City couple design and market to help raise money to send impoverished Ugandan girls to university. But this isn’t about handouts.

Liz fell in love with the Cornerstone community in Uganda and started a company to raise university funds for them.

Liz and Ben’s company, Sseko (Say-co) Designs, hires these young women for a nine month period between secondary school and university, to live and work together creating the sandals. The money they earn goes toward a university education at Cornerstone Leadership Academy. Three young women — Mary, Mercy and Rebecca — have already earned enough to attend university, with other women soon to follow. The hope is that these educated women will then become leaders who will help bring transformation in their war-torn country.

Liz shares her experience that led to the company:

“During my time in Uganda (on a trip following college), I came across an incredible community called Cornerstone. And in that community there was an incredible group of young women. They were mostly my age.  They became friends.  The commitment of these young women blew me away. I was consistently challenged by the fact that these women saw their education as a gift. They were not only committed to learning their subjects,  but also so committed to learning how to love well. To love each other. To reconcile their lives. To lead their countries.

Cute sandals just like these help change the lives of women in Uganda.

When I came to learn that many of these incredible young women were struggling to find work to finance their university education, Sseko was born.  It seemed so simple. I designed a sandal that I thought was really beautiful.  I was just a small part of a simple solution. Some of these young women are from villages that have never seen one of their own women continue on to university.  All they needed was an opportunity to succeed and earn and save. To work in a place that was dignified and honoring. We make beautiful things. We laugh and we love and we dance and we learn. And every nine months, we let go and we send these incredible women off to pursue dreams of their own.

Although consumerism makes many empty promises, responsible and proactive consumerism has the ability to change lives. Like the lives of Mercy, Mary and Rebbecca.”

And did I mention that Sseko Designs is giving away a $42 gift certificate for Sseko shoes? Here’s how you register for the giveaway: First, go to the Sseko Designs Facebook page and click on “like.” Then go to their website to see all their cute shoe designs. Finally, leave a comment on my blog telling me your favorite Sseko straps. Registration for this giveaway ends 12/22 and we will post the winner’s name on 12/23.

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When you are purchasing Christmas gifts, there is someone who resides in your home that must not be forgotten. He faithfully retrieves the newspaper each morning, greets you excitedly at the door every time you return home … No, I’m not referring to your husband. (He’s ALREADY on your gift list!) I’m talking about your dog. He doesn’t want much, maybe just a new toy this year. And when everyone is dressing up in their fancy Christmas duds, your faithful furry friend needs a new outfit. Poochie Heaven can help on both counts. They sell a variety of cute holiday clothes, toys, dog furniture, jewelry (I kid you not!) and more.

Best of all, Poochie Heaven is offering a giveaway! You could win this Frosty the Snowman Dog Tie plus a dog toy! Go to the Poochie Heaven site and then leave a comment on my blog noting your favorite dog outfit. Registration for this giveaway ends December 14 and I’ll post the winner’s name December 15.

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Ashley Won Our Scentsy Giveaway!

by Cathy on December 5, 2010 · 0 comments

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Ashley won our Day 3 Scentsy Giveaway! Ashley wrote,” I like the Enchanted Warmer. I love Scentsy products.” Congrats, Ashley!

I have the Christmas Cottage scent in my Scentsy warmer right now and it is wonderful! My house smells of cinnamon and apples. This really is a great product.

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Day 8 and 9: Necklace Giveaway!

by Cathy on December 2, 2010 · 56 comments

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I love the name of the company I’m featuring today: Stamped Under the Moon. I don’t know the artist who creates this beautiful hand-stamped jewelry but I’m guessing by the name that she works into the late hours of the night. With family activities, my business and this blog, I can certainly relate to that, though my company name should be “She Wakes Up WAY Before the Dawn!” But I digress … the purpose of this post is another giveaway! In fact, it is such a good giveaway that we are counting it for two days of our 30 day campaign!

We are giving away this lovely Eternity Circle with Birthstones Necklace valued at $46! To register for this giveaway, go to the Stamped Under the Moon website and then leave a comment on my blog post telling me your favorite piece of jewelry (other than the Eternity Circle with Birthstones Necklace!). The company offers some very unique pieces including jewelry for new moms, pet lovers and even personalized jewelry for those who have loved ones with autism. Half of the sale for the latter goes to autism research.

Registration for this giveaway ends December 10 and I’ll post the name of the winner on December 11. So start commenting!

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Day 3: Scentsy Giveaway!

by Cathy on November 27, 2010 · 22 comments

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Give the gift of good smells with Scentsy. These clever wickless candles are actually scented wax melted by the heat of a light bulb inside a decorative warmer.  Choose from a variety of gorgeous decorative warmers and an even wider variety of scents such as cranberry muffin, Hazelnut Latte and French Lavender.

Here’s the best part: Scenty independent consultant Casie Stevenson is giving away a $25 gift certificate so you can choose any product you wish!

To register for this giveaway, go to Casie’s website http://www.justawickaway.com/ Choose your favorite decorative warmer and scent. Then leave a comment and tell us your favorite. Registration for this giveaway ends Saturday, December 4. I will post the winner’s name on December 5.

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