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!



Giveaway: Melamine Platter!

by Cathy on April 17, 2011 · 57 comments

in Giveaway,People

I’m always looking for good role models in the business world for my daughters. My younger daughter has an interest in graphic design and is considering attending the University of Kansas design school, so the story of Ampersand Studio owners Carrie and Morgan caught my attention.

Carrie and Morgan met at the University of Kansas design school, studied abroad in England, worked together as graphic designers at Hallmark and eventually left to launch their own business. The result was Ampersand Studios, a creative collaboration in which they design prints and home products, as well as offering their graphic design services.

Both ladies recently began their families and the studio fits in well with their plans. They note,”We both want to stay at home with the babies and continue to design—but on our own, very flexible schedules. We feel that it’s important to make sure we spend time with our husbands, children, family and friends because when it comes right down to it, those are the important things in life.” Well said, ladies!

Carrie and Morgan want to introduce you to their lovely products so they are giving away one of their cute melamine platters valued at $24– your choice!

Rainbow Bike Spokes Platter

Zig Zag Platter

Party Flags Platter

To register for the giveaway, check out their inspiring design blog Ampersand Design Studio, then click on their Etsy page to see all their kicky products. Next, leave a comment on my blog, noting your favorite product (other than one of their cute platters!). Registration ends April 24 and I’ll post the winner April 25. The winner must live in the continental U.S. Good luck!



Erin Edwards’ success as a jewelry designer can best be described as “Girl Meets Internet.” She learned to craft jewelry in part by Googling instructions. Initially, she sold her jewelry through Ebay, then Etsy and eventually through her own website. But this isn’t just any old jewelry. This is GORGEOUS jewelry: keepsake, vintage and unique pieces. Erin wants to share her success with you. She’s giving away these lovely Dainty Drop Earrings.

Her thriving business, called Vintage Pearl, also includes her retail store that contains her workshop. She employs a staff of about a dozen women she calls friends.

Erin is creative, clever and entrepreneurial. The icing on the cake is that she is also compassionate. A portion of her sales goes to Stop Child Trafficking Now, the Tulsa Dream Center (which provides food, clothing, medical care and education to the urban poor) Orphan Shield (which provides care for orphans in Guatemala) and several other non-profits.

So how can you win a pair of the Dainty Drop Earrings? Go to the Vintage Pearl website and then leave a comment on my blog noting your favorite jewelry (other than the Dainty Drop Earrings). Registration ends March 20 and I’ll post the winner’s name on March 21. Good luck!




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


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Giveaway: Morse Code Necklace!

by Cathy on February 23, 2011 · 65 comments

in Giveaway

Who knew that morse code would make such a cute accessory? Rebecca, designer at COATT Jewelry, knew! Each necklace features gold dots and dashes to spell out a different thought in morse code. The dots and dashes are held together on an 18″ gray silk cord. Rebecca’s most popular necklace is the SOS.

Rebecca writes, “The SOS is the most commonly known piece of morse code and is funny on so many levels.  One of my customers wrote that she wears it for her dream guy to come and save her.  Another sees it more like a ‘Calgon take me away’ moment.”

And did I mention that we are giving away one SOS necklace valued at $36? To register, go to the COATT Jewelry website and then leave a comment on my blog telling me your favorite necklace (in addition to the SOS). Registration ends March 2 and I’ll post the winner’s name March 3. Good luck!



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