Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lilla Rose After Christmas Sale!

Lilla Rose is having a "Purple Thursday" sale! For 24 hours only, you can receive a 10% discount on every item plus FREE SHIPPING on orders over $26! This sale ends tonight at midnight!

There are also 10 new products being released today that are 15% off today only! Aren't they pretty!

I just love my flexi clips and wear them every day! There are so many different styles you can do with them from simple ones that take seconds to put up, to elaborate ones that are made even more special with a flexi clip! I'm not the only one who loves them though! Here's what another lady has to say about them:

"Every since my first Lilla Rose clip I have been in love with these. I wear one just about everyday, if my hair is up its up in flexi clip. I love that they make it able to wear so many different styles. The fact that I never have to "refix" my hair throughout the day is always a reason I love them. They do not slide out or poke me or pull my hair too tight. My favorite one so far the the Cat's Meow."

Don't just take our word for it though! Try them out for yourself! You won't be disappointed.
Aren't sure what size flexi clip you need? Check out this sizing video for help.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas!

May the peace and joy of Jesus Christ be yours today and throughout the coming year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

$50 for Referring 2 Friends to Ebates!

Do you shop online? Ebates offers cash back for hundreds of stores and makes shopping online even nicer! I love being able to get even a little bit of cash back nearly every time I place any online order!

Right now Ebates is offering a huge referral bonus of $50 for referring 2 friends to to their program!! Here's how it works:

Sign up for an Ebates account (if you haven't already).

Use your unique referral code to invite friends via e-mail, Facebook, etc.

If two friends sign up and places any order of $25 or more, and you'll receive a $50 bonus!

The links above are my referral link. I'd love to welcome you to Ebates if you aren't already signed up! :) Start saving money today!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lots of Skirts!

Over the last few months I've been very busy sewing up lots of custom orders. I love custom making things especially for the one who will receive it, but doing custom work also means I don't have as much time to keep items in stock in my little shop - Joyfully Sewn Designs. :)

I have been able to work a little bit here and there in-between custom orders though and have managed to sew up some more peasant skirts to replace some of those that have been sold this year. Now my only problem is finding time to get good photos of the skirts and get them all listed! :) Until that happens though, I thought I'd give you a sneak preview.

All of the skirts posted here are ready to ship, so if you see one you want to purchase, leave me a comment with your e-mail address or contact me through my shop, and I'd be happy to work with you!
Pink Daisy and Polka Dot Peasant Skirt Size 6/8
Teal and Purple Dragonfly and Polka Dots Peasant Skirt Size 6/8
Blue Polka Dot Peasant Skirt w/ Rick Rack Size 6/8
Lightweight Denim Peasant Skirt Size 6/8
Pink and Green Argyle Corduroy Peasant Skirt Size 6/8
Brown and Green Flowers Corduroy Peasant Skirt Size 6/8
Brown and Cream Patchwork Peasant Twirl Skirt Size 6/8
Green Ladybug and Flowers Peasant Skirt Size 8/10
Brown w/ Polka Dot Flowers Peasant Skirt Size 8/10 and 10/12
Khaki Floral Peasant Skirt Size 10/12

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

60% Off Gift Code for Gourmet Gift Baskets

Do you have someone on your Christmas shopping list that a special gift basket would make a perfect gift for? Gourmet Gift Baskets has a huge selection of goodies that are sure to delight anyone lucky enough to receive one! Wouldn't it be fun to receive something like this!

Recently I purchased a $50 Groupon voucher for Gourmet Gift Baskets, but ended up not needing it. Now I would love to pass it on to someone else at a 60% discount. Here is your chance to get a great gift for that hard to buy for person for less than half price!

Gourmet Gift Baskets has many choices for $50 or less, and if you place your order by phone rather than online, they'll even let you combine your voucher with a coupon! :) You might just score a really great deal this way! Or if you prefer to order online, make your purchase through Shop at Home and receive 6% cash back on your purchase!
 I only have one voucher available, so if you're interested, leave me your e-mail address in the comments (I won't publish it), and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can. This is a first come first served deal, so act quickly! I accept PayPal for payment. The gift code expires in February 2014.

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Sales

Here are a few more Black Friday sales for you!

Tropical Traditions is offering a $10 off coupon code for all orders over $12.99. Just use the coupon code 111328 at checkout to receive your discount. I just placed my order for their Organic Palm Shortening as I was almost out! This is perfect for all the holiday baking coming up! I use it in place of Crisco and it works GREAT!

More Than Alive is also having a big sale! And on top of their sale prices, they're also offering a coupon code for 20% off! Use the code BFSALE20 at checkout for your discount! They carry many different items including one of my favorites, the Berkey water filters!

Light of Faith Resources is in the middle of their biggest sale of the year! If you're looking for Christ-Centered books, DVDs, audios, or other resources you'll want to check out their sales!

Have your children ever heard the Jonathan Park radio dramas? Those would make GREAT Christmas gifts - especially at 40%-50% off!

Do you have young children? Light of Faith carries a huge selection of Melissa & Doug products,  and right now you can also get them for 40%-50% off! Hurry before the supply runs out!

Are you looking for a good Christmas movie? Our family just previewed and very much enjoyed Silver Bells which you can also get during this sale! :)

There are many, many other products as well, and if your order today, I just might be the one who processes the shipping label for your package! I'm heading over to my brother's house very soon to help with all of the orders! Don't you want to give us more work to do this afternoon and evening? :)

HUGE Lilla Rose SALE!!

Are you ready for the biggest Lilla Rose Sale of the year? Have you been wanting to purchase that beautiful flexi clip you've been eyeing but just haven't done it yet? Are you looking for the perfect gift for your sister, daughter, or friend? Now is your chance to buy it on sale!

Come and check out the brand new limited edition winter and holiday flexis (they're going FAST so hurry!)

 Enjoy a second chance at some of the previous month's limited edition flexis.

And browse the half price items for your last chance at these retired flexi clips!

So many choices! But don't worry, they're ALL on sale at least 20% off and some as low as 50% off! Plus if your order is $50 or more, you'll receive FREE SHIPPING on top of the sales!

Stock up now for Christmas!!


Have you been considering becoming a Lilla Rose Consultant? With no selling requirements and only needing to sell (or buy)  $29 worth of products per year to keep your consultant status, Lilla Rose is a GREAT company to work for! And right now for this two day sale they're offering a rare deal of FREE SHIPPING on all enrollment orders! This could save you as much as $20!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Old El Paso Frozen Entree Review and Giveaway (US Only)

Are you ready for another giveaway?! I haven't had a whole lot of time to blog lately, but I'm happy to share another giveaway with you. :)

Recently I was offered the opportunity to test out one of Old El Paso's new frozen entrées and I jumped at the chance. :) We love Mexican food, and I wanted to see what these new frozen options were like. I don't always like frozen meals but thought I'd give one of these a try.

Old El Paso has eight choices in their new frozen entrée line and include burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas and fajitas. Our Wal-Mart didn't have all of the choices, but that's okay. We ended up getting the Steak Fajitas to try out.

Each entrée is marketed as a meal for two people, and I was very surprised to see how much was in the bag! Often when a dish is labeled for two people there is barely enough for two, but not with Old El Paso frozen entrées! I didn't even cook the whole bag and with a side dish of refried beans and chips, we had enough for three people! Of course if you have really big eaters, it won't stretch that far. :)

The fajita filling was super easy to cook! Just dump it in a non stick pan, turn the stove on and let it cook stirring occasionally. In just about 13 minutes, your filling will be ready. Fill your tortillas and top with cheese, sour cream, salsa, or whatever you desire and enjoy.

My parents and I enjoyed these fajitas. The flavor was good, and the meal was certainly easy to prepare. For days when you just don't have time to cook a meal from scratch, the Old El Paso frozen entrées just might fill in the gap!

Would you like to try one for yourself? They are available at many grocery stores, or you can enter on the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a prize pack like I received.

1 Coupon for a FREE Old El Paso Frozen Entrées of Your Choice
1 $10 Visa Gift Card
1 Mexican Tile Chip and Dip Serving Dish

“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.”

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip Giveaway!

Would you like a chance to win a flexi clip of your choice? This would be a great addition to your holiday wardrobe or a perfect Christmas gift for your sister, mom, daughter, or friend!

Just pop on over to The Traveling Sisterhood to enter! Giveaway ends November 25.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Sparkle Box Review and Giveaway (US & CANADA)

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned below for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Comission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Here we are already in the beginning of November, and Christmas is just around the corner!

I am excited to bring you a special book review and giveaway! In our ME centered society, it's so refreshing to find a children's Christmas book that turns our focus away from ourselves and helps us to focus on others. And that's just what The Sparkle Box does.

About The Sparkle Box - A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas
Sam is so excited about Christmas! He's thinking about his Christmas list, looking forward to holiday parties, and puzzling over one very mysterious gift: a sparkly box sitting on the mantel. In the midst of the festivities, Sam and his family participate in various acts of kindness to others. On Christmas morning, when Sam finally opens the Sparkle Box, he finds only slips of paper that record the family's good deeds. Sam's mom explains that the things that they've been doing are, in fact, a gift for Jesus, for Jesus said that whatever we do for those in need, we do for Him.


        Written by Jill Hardie
        Illustrated by Christine Kornacki
        Available now!
        Hardcover with jacket, 10 x 10, 32 pages, with a fold-out sparkle box included!
        ages 4 to 8

I was given the opportunity to review this book, and was eager to do so. The book itself is a nice quality hardback and has a dust jacket with a glittery silver Sparkle Box right there on the front which is sure to attract young readers. The illustrations are beautifully and realistically done, and the story itself is well written.

I was hoping this book would prove to be one I could give to my sister-in-law to use with my young niece and nephews, and I wasn't disappointed. I think they are going to enjoy The Sparkle Box this Christmas season and so will another family or two we are going to share it with!

If you're looking for a simple way to add more meaning to your Christmas celebrations, or if you just want a sweet  and simple story to remind you and your children of the many needs around us and that doing things (even little things) for others is doing them for Jesus, then I you'll want to get The Sparkle Box. This book may be marketed for young children, but it has a message for all of us and a challenge - what am I going to do for Jesus this Christmas season to bless those in need?

Author Bio
Author Jill Hardie and her family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree as a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday.  The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace.  Jill hopes that The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives. 

Illustrator Bio
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life.  After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape.  She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut.

Would you like to win your own copy of The Sparkle Box? Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to be entered in the giveaway!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekend Coupon Codes

I wanted to pop in here quickly to share three great coupon codes for this weekend. All three of these websites are places I've ordered from and have been very pleased with the products and service. (Affiliate links included below.)
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Huge supply of all kinds of grosgrain ribbon, trims, and more.

The codes are good from now through midnight EST Sunday, September 29th and can even be used on sale items!

Order subtotals from $.01 to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code AUTUMN10.
Order subtotals $40 and up SAVE 15% using code AUTUMN15.

Download Sewing Patterns Today!

You Can Make This
Huge supply of downloadable pdf sewing and craft patterns.

Updated Website SALE
This code is only good through tonight, so order quickly!

Use the code NEWYCMT when you check out and receive 20% off your order.

Receive the Watermelon Table Topper pattern by Kimberbell FREE with your purchase over $25.
Receive the Perfectly Imperfect Quilt and the Watermelon Table Topper patterns by Kimberbell FREE with your purchase over $40.

Tropical Traditions
America's #1 source for coconut oil and virgin coconut oil plus many more products.

FREE Shipping is back! Through midnight EST, Monday, September 30th, all Tropical Traditions Ground shipments within the lower 48 United States will be FREE with the use of our FREE Shipping coupon! A minimum order of $16 dollars is required.

To take advantage of this special, you MUST enter coupon code 130913 in your cart before checking out, and choose either Ground or SmartPost from the drop down list of shipping options!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Homemade Dark Chocolate Drizzled Kettle Corn

About a month or so ago, my mom asked me if there were any recipes for homemade Kettle Corn. She had been enjoying a little chocolate drizzled kettle corn as an afternoon snack, but the bag was almost empty, and as it was a seasonal item, the stores around here didn't have any more available.

So I went searching on Pinterest to see what I could find. Sure enough, I found a recipe that looked easy, and decided to give it a try. The first batch was sort of a success. I only had a regular cooking pan to make the popcorn in, and the sugar stuck to the bottom of the pan a little and the popcorn had a slightly burned taste.

I wasn't ready to give up yet, and thought I'd try it again on a lower temperature. This time was worse! Not only did the popcorn burn again, the sugar also badly burned onto the pan leaving black spots that only came off with vigorous scrubbing and cleaning products! Things were just not working!

Then one day we were at church getting our weekly carry-in meal ready and one of the families brought their new Whirley Pop popcorn maker to make kettle corn! That's what I was missing! A regular pan just wasn't good enough for making kettle corn, I needed a special popcorn popper! We've always used and air popper for making popcorn, so this was something new.

Within a week or two, I had purchased a used Whirley Pop popper off of Ebay and was in business! This pan is just perfect for making kettle corn, and we have been thoroughly enjoying it since we got it. It takes a lot of turning to keep the oil, sugar, and popcorn kernels moving so that they won't burn, but it's worth it, and turns out perfect yummy kettle corn every time!

Making Kettle Corn
Measure 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, 1/4 cup organic sugar (or regular sugar), and 1/4 cup coconut oil (affiliate link).

Pour oil in popper and heat over medium heat until hot. Add popcorn and sugar. Stir to combine. Close lid and begin stirring as the popcorn heats and the sugar melts.

Just as you begin to think nothing is going to happen, the kernels begin to explode first one or two at a time and then more and more at once! Keep stirring until you can't stir anymore as the pan is completely full.

Quickly dump into a large bowl and sprinkle with salt to taste, stirring to get the salt mixed in thoroughly.

Now, you're ready to dig in and eat your yummy treat, OR you can go a step farther and turn your plain kettle corn into an even more special treat by adding drizzled chocolate!

Melt 1/2-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (depending on how much popcorn you have left after eating sampling the plain kettle corn) and whatever oil has settled in the bottom of the measuring cup from making the popcorn.

Spread the popcorn in a single layer on cookie sheets. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Place the pans in the freezer (or fridge) for about 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.

Break into chunks and enjoy!

You could also try this with semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips or peanut butter chips for a fun and yummy variation!


Note: FREE Shipping Coupon!! Through midnight EDT, Monday, September 9th, all Tropical Traditions Ground shipments within the lower 48 United States will be FREE with the use of our FREE Shipping coupon 19139!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Berkey Water Filter and Coupon!

I just placed an order that I'm so excited about! Our family has been needing a new water purification system for quite some time. Our old one just wasn't working properly any longer and was wasting SO much water that we quit using it for the most part and have been buying water at the store.

Now in just a few more days we won't have to make that twice weekly trip to the store for water, and we won't have to drink our city water with all of it's yucky stuff either, we'll have clean, pure water at home again!

We've been considering purchasing a Berkey filter, but just hadn't been able to do it because of the large initial cost. However, More Than Alive (affiliate link) is having a Labor Day sale this weekend (through the 3rd) and was offering a 20% discount using the coupon code LDSALE20! That was just what we needed to go ahead and order, and now we are very much looking forward to the arrival of our brand new Crown Berkey!

What about you? Do you use a water filter system?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Over 100 Lilla Rose Items on SALE!!

Come check out the huge sale at Lilla Rose!

Over 100 flexi clips, headbands, bobby pins, etc. have been discounted for this 3 day sale. Many of the discounted items are soon to be discontinued, so if you see one you like be sure to grab it before it's gone!
Included in the discounted items is one of my favorite flexi clips - the Festive Fallen Leaf.
It's just perfect for Fall!

 Join us for a Lilla Rose Mystery Hostess Party! 
Place any size order through this link, and be entered to win from $30 - $150 worth of FREE Lilla Rose products! The winner will be randomly chosen from all of the orders placed from now until Saturday evening at 8:30 CST.