Sunday, January 31, 2010

Etsy Shop: Happy Times Co. Review & Giveaway

Since I have been so far behind on my blog lately, I decided I best line some reviews and giveaways up to get me back on my feet and keep me motivated! In doing so, I have decided to resurrect Feature Fridays!! Clearly today is not Friday, I am aware of this. But I did not want to wait! So I bring to you my newest fun feature... Happy Times Co.

I recently had the pleasuring of chatting with Emma from Happy Times Co. Here is a little bit about Emma:

"I am a news photographer by trade... and Etsy also allows me to show my
fine art photography and graphic design work. I am constantly updating my site. My quotes are meant to inspire and make you smile! I love simple, clean, lines and bold colors. My photography is everything that would never get printed in the paper! It's beautiful, calm, and soothing."

Happy Times Co. is stocked with captivating photography & inspiring quotes. Their slogan is, "Life is too short to be anything but happy." Photography is available in 8 x 10 and 10 x 13 size prints. Quotes are available in the following dimensions: 5 x 5, 8 x 8, and 8 x 10. Quotes are also available in sets. Custom orders are available to meet your needs.

Happy Times Co. has very reasonable prices and accepts verified paypal accounts. Orders ship within 1-3 days of order being placed.

Below you will find just a snip-it of the work found at Happy Times Co:

My Personal Favorite:

and just in time for Valentine's Day:



Not only is Happy Times Co available on Etsy, but they are now also available on Facebook. Happy Times Co also has a blog! Be sure to check it out!

I am grateful to have crossed paths with this Etsy shop as I will be moving to a new home within the next few months and would LOVE to start fresh with some new wall art! This really is right up my ally!

The Giveaway:
Emma at Happy Times Co has generously offered a $20 Gift Card (to her store) to one of my lucky readers!

How to Enter: (please leave 1 comment per entry for each entry to count, please include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner)

->Mandatory Entry:
Go to Happy Times Co. Etsy Shop and tell me what you would want if you won!

For Extra Entries:
  • Follow Happy Times Co blog (2 entries)
  • Follow my blog
  • Fan Happy Times Co on Facebook (2 entries)
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Blog about this giveaway & provide link to your post (5 entries)
This giveaway will end on Sunday, 2/7/10, at 8:00pm EST. A winner will be selected using and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given no compensation to write this post. The opinions within are my own. The giveaway promoted is being sponsored by the Etsy Seller herself.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WINNER: $25 BJ's Gift Card Giveaway!

As usual I used to select the winner for this giveaway! The winner of the $25 BJ's Wholesale Club Gift Card is..... comment #14...

The Bookworm said...

Daily Tweet:


I will be emailing The Bookworm now... Please respond as soon as possible, by January 28th 5pm EST as I MUST provide the winners contact information to MyBlogSpark or the window of opportunity will close. Thank you for your understanding and I apologize for any inconvenience.

Congratulations to The Bookworm!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BJ's Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway

When I received the opportunity for BJ's Saving Solution Package I was so excited! I had never shopped at a BJ's but had always heard great things when it comes to buying in bulk. Unfortunately my extra small apartment does not allow me to stock pile much at this time but I was still able to take part in some other fantastic deals! I am a coupon what I particular love is that BJ's accepts ALL manufacturer's coupons AND there are also store spefic coupons that you can pick up in store or download online! At my shopping trip (at which time I also used my $25 gift card), I purchased crest toothpaste, progresso soup, toilet paper, eggs, milk, and cheese. Most of which I also used coupons for! I did spend more than my $25 Gift Card, but I was excited and wanted to use the opportunity to stock up on a few extra things!

And now for one of my lucky readers...

BJ's and General Mills has offered a $25 BJ's Giftcard to giveaway on Ashley's Allowance!

How to enter: (Please leave seperate comments for each qualifying entry. An email must be included in each comment.)
  • Mandatory entry: Comment on how much money you think you could save at your next BJ's shop!
For Extra Entries (only after mandatory entry is completed, one entry each):
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway (this may be done once per day. Please include link to tweet)
  • Friend me on Facebook
  • Follow me here on Blogger
This giveaway will close on Wednesday, 1/27/10 at 5:00 pm EST and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

BJ´s Wholesale Club and General Mills provided me with the free trial membership, gift card, coupons, giveaway and information through MyBlogSpark.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ashley's Appetite Update: First Giveaway Notice

Earlier I mentioned my new blog, Ashley's Appetite. I have put some thought into it and decided I would post my FIRST giveaway there once I have 39 Followers. 39 because that is the number of pounds I would have to lose to reach my goal weight! So please, come follow me at Ashley's Appetite!

V8 Coupon

HERE is a coupon for $1.00 off any 46 oz. bottle of V8 V-Fusion

A New Weight-loss Blog: Ashley's Appetite

I just wanted to take a moment to share that I have started another blog... a blog dedicated to weight loss. If you are interested please take a look, it is called Ashley's Appetite. I do hope to eventually link the two blogs together in the way of giveaways, food coupons, healthy/fitness disounts, etc. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Manicure Set Giveaway: WINNER!

Thank you to all who entered! If you didn't win this giveaway...don't give up! There is more to come! I used to select the Crabtree & Evelyn Manicure Set winner... and the winner is...

Comment #10...
traci smith said...

became a follower!!!

Congratulations Traci! I will be emailing you shortly, please respond within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Manicure Set Giveaway!!!

I know I said I was going to post a giveaway on New Year's Day but decided to hold off as my camera was causing me issues. It is still causing me issues, therefore I decided to post my giveaway (pictureless)! So here it is...

The Giveaway: A Crabtree & Evelyn Manicure Set

This dark chocolate manicure set includes: scissors, nail clipper, nail file, tweezer, and pusher. It has a MSRP of $10.00. The manicure set may be pictured at or purchased online here.

I do apologize for not having a picture of my own for you. I hope this does not keep you from entering!

How to enter: (Please leave one comment per entry including your email address)
  • MANDATORY: Just comment saying you would like to win!
Additional ways to enter:
  • Become a Follower
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway
  • Grab my button and place in on your blog, please leave a link
Disclosure: This giveaway is 100% fully brought to you by me. Crabtree & Evelyn is not sponsoring this giveaway. It is coming out of my own pocket and is being shipped by me.

This giveaway will end on Saturday, January 9th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST and a winner will be announced on Sunday, January 10th.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! I have not posted in over 2 months! Where have I been!? I have decided that one of my New Year's Resolutions will be to get things on here rolling again!

That and I am REALLY going to try to pay off my car loan...I technically have about 29 more monthly car payments to go...and I am determined to just pay it ALL off by the end of 2010!

Have any New Year's Resolutions to share? Leave a comment! I'd love to hear about them!

I do have some giveaways lined up...maybe even today? That would be a good way to start the new year! So stay close...I will post again later today!

Happy New Year!