Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lilla Rose Sale!!

Lilla Rose is having a SALE! 

Everything is 10% off with selected items being 15% off. There are some beautiful flexi clips that are perfect for Autumn, or take advantage of the sale and stock up for Christmas gifts!

This sale is good through 11:59 pm Sunday, October 21.

Go here to shop.

Friday, September 7, 2012

99 Cent Photo Book with FREE Shipping from ArtsCow!

ArtsCow is having a Mega Photo Book sale!! From now until September 30th, you can get a 20 page 6"x6" or 7"x5" photo book for just 99 cents! That includes the shipping!! You can also earn ArtsCow dollars by sharing this deal with your friends and family. These books make great gifts or keepsakes for special events!

Here's how it works:
1. Buy photo book for $0.99 and checkout using your friend’s code: Z099BOOKM9NFU
2. Share your own code to your friends (you'll receive your code as soon as you order).
3. Your friend makes a purchase using your code, you receive $1 cash dollar. You can make up to $100 cash dollar in rewards!

Only one 99 cent book is allowed per household. Just enter the code at checkout to receive your discount ($11.99 savings). This offer expires on September 30th or when 20,000 books have been purchased.

If you're new to ArtsCow, sign up for a free account and receive 1800 free prints credits & 6 photo books! I've ordered many photo books from ArtsCow and have been very pleased with the quality.

Note: This post contains my referral link.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Sales and Specials!

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, I wanted to share a few sales and specials with you!


Joyfully Sewn Designs is having another coupon sale!

Save 15% on any order of $25 - $49.99 with the coupon code LABORDAY15.
Save 20% on orders of $50 or more with the coupon code LABORDAY20.

Coupons are good for in stock items only. Orders under $25 may use the 10% coupon found on the home page. Coupons are good through midnight on September 3, 2012.

Tropical Traditions is once again offering a FREE Shipping coupon!

Use the code 31299 at checkout to receive free shipping on orders of $16 or more*. They have some wonderful products including several varieties and qualities of coconut oil, organic raw honey, grass fed beef, skin care products, and more!

This code is good through midnight September 3, 2012. *Some restrictions apply.

Lilla Rose is offering FREE Shipping on any party order of $20 or more through TODAY ONLY!

Go here to place your order. You will also receive a FREE flexi clip with the purchase of 3 or more flexi clips ordered through the party link. Now would be a great time to stock up on gifts!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FREE Lilla Rose Flexi Clip!

Would you like a FREE Lilla Rose Flexi Clip?

I have two opportunities for you to earn a FREE flexi clip of your choice (up to $16 value).  You only have a few days to take advantage of these opportunities though, so hurry!

1. Enter to win a $16 voucher for any Lilla Rose product of your choice. Ends in 6 days.

2. Sign up to host an online Lilla Rose Party, and receive a $16 voucher for any Lilla Rose product of your choice once your party ends*. This opportunity is only available for the next 3 days.

Would you like to make a Lilla Rose purchase and receive FREE shipping, but can't host a party for yourself right now? Order through this party and save! Now is a great time to stock up on gifts!

*Offer only good for new customers.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Apple Muffins with Coconut Oil (plus coupon)

These apple muffins are some of my family's favorite muffins, and I hope you will enjoy them too! They are really moist, and freeze great.

Apple Raisin Muffins

3/4 cup coconut oil (or other oil)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups diced apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients to oil mixture; stir just to combine. Stir in apples, raisins, and walnuts.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups; bake 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.

Remove muffin tin to wire rack. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from cups; finish cooling on rack. Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

These muffins freeze well. Makes 12 muffins.


Tropical Traditions has their Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil on sale right now on a Buy-1-Get-1-FREE deal. Plus through Monday (8/20) you can also take advantage of a special 10% off coupon! Just us the code 21282 at checkout to receive your discount!

Monday, August 13, 2012

FREE Shipping on Lilla Rose Party Orders!

I'm excited to announce that Lilla Rose is offering FREE Shipping on any party order of $20 or more during the entire month of August!! Free shipping offers are a great time to stock up on the wonderful Lilla Rose flexi clips, headbands, You-Pins, and other beautiful products. Think ahead for Christmas or Birthday gifts and purchase now while you can get free shipping!

Have you tried out the Lilla Rose flexi clips yet? Do you have one or two flexi clips but are wishing for other sizes and styles of these beautiful hair clips but can't afford more at the moment? Do you know of friends who are considering purchasing a flexi clip for themselves, but just haven't done it yet? If you answered yes to any of those questions, than maybe you'd like to host a Lilla Rose party!

Not only are parties a great way to introduce Lilla Rose and their signature flexi clips to your friends and family, but they are also a way for you to earn FREE and half priced Lilla Rose products! And with FREE shipping on orders of $20 or more, August would be the perfect month to host a party!

You may be wondering how in the world you could possibly host a Lilla Rose party if you don't live anywhere close to me. No, I can't come and actually do a party for you in person, but Lilla Rose has a solution to that problem - online parties! :) In fact the very first party I ever did with Lilla Rose was an online party, and it was a great success! Each hostess with receive a unique link to her own party and any orders placed through that link will be counted toward your party total.

You can share your special party link with friends, family, co-workers, on your blog or Facebook, and invite them all to try the Lilla Rose flexi clips, hair sticks, or other items for themselves. And don't forget about the free shipping offer!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, or if you have any questions, please drop me an e-mail. I'd love to work with you on a special summer party and help you earn FREE Lilla Rose products!

Would you like to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING offer but can't host a party yourself right now? Leave me your e-mail address in a comment (I won't publish it), or e-mail me, and I'll send you the link to another hostess' party for you to order from.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Joyfully Sewn Designs SALE

Joyfully Sewn Designs is having a summer SALE!

Choose your discount:

10% off Orders up to $49.99 - SUMMER10
15% off Orders of $50.00 or more - SUMMER15

Just enter the coupon code at checkout to receive your discount.

The discount is good for new or returning customers, and is limited to in stock items only (no custom orders). Sale is good through midnight Saturday August 11, 2012.

Come check out all of the newly listed girls skirts!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

With July being National Ice Cream month, we've been taking full advantage of that fun fact and enjoying a few yummy ice cream events!

The first one was at our church on what we named Ice Cream Sunday. We always share a meal after church, but this time, we decided that everyone should bring ice cream (or toppings) for dessert. It was so much fun! Five of the children and I worked together to prepare and serve the ice cream.

We had a great variety of homemade ice cream, store ice cream, and Braum's ice cream (Braum's happens to be right next door to where we meet for church :)).

Everyone enjoyed creating their own ice cream sundaes with their choice of ice cream and toppings!

I made two different types of homemade ice cream, but my absolute favorite was the Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream! This is the best homemade ice cream recipe I've ever had! It's really easy and SO creamy and yummy! The original recipe calls for blueberries, but since I prefer other berries, I've tried this recipe with strawberries (last year) and raspberries (this year). Both varieties are delicious and got rave reviews from nearly everyone who tried them, but I think I prefer the raspberry just a little bit better.

Pairing the fruity tartness of the raspberries with the crunchy goodness of the graham cracker crust swirled in the sweet, creamy cheesecake ice cream makes an absolutely delicious special occasion treat!

Our second event paired ice cream and politics. Every election year a local group of Republican ladies known as the Lincoln Ladies host a free Ice Cream Social where anyone in our county can come and enjoy ice cream and cookies while at the same time getting to hear from the candidates who are running for election at the state or local level.

Our family went not only to hear the candidates and enjoy the ice cream, but also to show our support for Congressman Todd Akin who is running for Senate.

How have you been celebrating National Ice Cream month? :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lilla Rose Clearance Sale

Come take advantage of this 4 day clearance sale at Lilla Rose!
Quantities are limited, so you'll have to act quickly!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Update and New Skirts

Can it really have been a whole month since I posted last time? It doesn't seem possible that it's been that long, but I guess it has. :)

These last few weeks have gone by quickly, and I've been keeping plenty busy. I thought I'd just share a few photos to get caught up a little, and then hopefully I can do more regular (or halfway regular anyway) posting. :)

 The beautiful daisies that we've been enjoying this summer.

 Dazzling Sparkling Fireworks Flexi Clip - Perfect for the 4th of July or any patriotic event. It's especially fun to have this year since it's election year. Stay tuned next week for a new Lilla Rose special!

 I made these Cake Pops as gifts for the children I teach Scripture Memory to every Sunday. These make such fun treats, and there are so many ways you can decorate them!

 We love to feed our squirrels with crumbs, stale bread, or other such things, and it's so cute to watch them eat or sprawl out for a rest as this one is doing.

My sister found this Baby Cardinal in one of our Cedar trees the other day and called me to come take a picture. I don't think he quite knew what to make of us.

 I've been sewing up a storm in these past couple of months working on custom orders as well as making a bunch of new items to restock my shop.

Eight new girls peasant skirts are in the process of being listed at Joyfully Sewn Designs! If you've been looking for a size 6/8 or 8/10 skirt, I now have several new ones of each size in stock!

Looking for baby clothes? I just got a new model and photographer, so now I can easily add baby items to my shop. Three new outfits (including the one above) will be added very soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And the Winner Is...

I have two giveaway winners to announce today. I realized that I never posted the winner for the previous giveaway, so I'll do it now!

The winner of the 5x7 photo print of choice from Quietside Crafts was entry #89 out of 138 entries. Congratulations Kristie!

And the winner of the $25 Gift Code to Joyfully Sewn Designs, is entry #492 out of a very impressive 1,446 entries!! Congratulations, Anissa!

Thank you so much to each one of you who took the time to enter my birthday giveaway (and thanks for all the birthday wishes)! I was overwhelmed at the huge response to this giveaway, and very much enjoyed reading all of your comments. I'm honored that you would take the time visit my shop!

As a thank you for visiting and for entering this giveaway, I would like to offer you an exclusive coupon to Joyfully Sewn Designs! Just use the code BIRTHDAY15 at checkout to receive 15% off  your order total! Hurry though, this coupon is only good through the end of the month - June 30th.

Friday, June 15, 2012

NEW Lilla Rose Products

This morning I received a much anticipated e-mail from Lilla Rose letting me know that the new special flexi clip designed especially for the 4th of July was being released today! Yay!!

We love the 4th of July and celebrating the birthday of our independence as a nation, and we can't wait to receive our new sparkly flexi clip to add dazzle to our celebrations!

Dazzling Sparkling Fireworks

Dazzling Sparkling Fireworks will dazzle and delight any style with accents of red, white (clear), and blue. Here's your chance to show your true patriotic colors!

This brand new limited edition flexi clip is available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. These may sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours while you can! Show off your love for America with these beautiful flexi clips!

The 4th of July flexi isn't the only new product though. The June flexi of the month is a bright, pretty yellow and white daisy. This flexi clip is also a limited edition and will only be available for a short time.

In addition to these two specialty flexi clips, Lilla Rose has also added some new styles including Classic Etched Cross, Roman Stone Lite Sapphire and a cute one that will delight the heart of every horse lover, Horse Head named Rose. There have also been new hair sticks added to the collection for those of you who prefer the sticks to the flexi clips.

Come check out the new products for yourself on my personal website, and don't forget to order your limited edition flexi clips while they're still available!

Monday, June 11, 2012

FREE Shipping at Tropical Traditions TODAY ONLY

Tropical Traditions is at it again with another FREE SHIPPING coupon! Yay! Just use the code 11126 at checkout.

In addition to their free shipping, the Pure Coconut Oil pints are currently on sale Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! This oil is Tropical Traditions most affordable coconut oil. It is a high-quality, expeller-pressed oil and it rivals many more expensive coconut oils in the market in both quality and taste. This 100% pure coconut oil is a popular local product in the Philippines, and Tropical Traditions is the only one exporting it into the US market. Sale price is only $12.50 for two 16oz jars!

Pure Coconut Oil - 16 oz. - 2 pints - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

I have recently begun using coconut oil in most of my baking and cooking, and I'm loving it!

Please Note: The links in this post are my referral links. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

$10 off $10 Purchase at Shutterfly

Are you in need of a special gift for Dad on Father's Day? Or maybe you just need to get some photos ordered. Either way, here's a great deal for you from Shutterfly.

Through 4 PM on Sunday June 10th, Shutterfly is offering a $10 off any $10 or more purchase. Just use the code SHARE10 at checkout to redeem this offer.

You will still need to pay shipping, but there are several options including their 5x7 softcover Photo Book that will get you a great deal for $5 or under including shipping.

I've order MANY things from Shutterfly and have been very pleased. Whether I'm ordering photo books, photo calendars, photo cards, or just photo prints, the quality has been good and the service prompt.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Birthday and a Joyfully Sewn Designs Giveaway

Tomorrow, I will be celebrating my birthday! It's hard to believe that another year has gone by. It has been a year filled with many special memories and SO many blessings from the Lord. As I've been thinking back over the year and thinking about my upcoming birthday, I wanted to do something special this year for my birthday.

I've been given so much and have been blessed in so many ways by so many different people, and now I want to in turn bless someone else. I want to give someone a $25 gift code to Joyfully Sewn Designs. I wish I could give you each one, but since that isn't possible, I'm going to do a birthday giveaway!

If this is your first introduction to Joyfully Sewn Designs, thank you for stopping by my blog! I began JSD in the Fall of 2009 as an extension of the small local custom sewing business I had been doing since I graduated from high school in 1999. It was (and is) my desire to use the talents the Lord has blessed me with to help provide modest feminine clothing for mothers and daughters. Most of my sewing is focused on girls' clothing, but I also make some skirts and other custom items for ladies.

As I've been working on building Joyfully Sewn Designs this past year, I have branched out into a little bit of blog advertising, and have met some very special ladies who have become friends. Several of these ladies have agreed to help me celebrate my birthday by posting this giveaway on their blogs too. I would love to have you stop by and check out their blogs. These blogs are well worth reading, and I know you'll be blessed as I have been.

And now, on to the giveaway! Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Joyfully Sewn Designs!