{CLOSED} Blog Bash 2011 – Motley Giveaway! {US}

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I am so excited to bring you guys an awesome giveaway!!  I’ve got a motley giveaway going on here at Sweet Phenomena!

I’d like to take a moment to welcome all the new folks; so glad to have you!  Sweet Phenomena is dedicated to bringing readers great homeschool advice, resources, recipes, and everything in between.  To learn a bit about why Sweet Phenomena was started, check out this page.  Take a gander over here to learn more about me.  Finally, you can check out some of my readers’ favorite posts over there to the right.

Now, on to the giveaway!

My package is valued at $118 and has a variety of great stuff!

The Goods:

Picture Me Cooking

Picture Me Cooking is offering two (2) Picture Me Cooking cookbooks {$34}.

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Earn It, Learn It

Earn My Keep is offering one (1) Earn It, Learn It allowance program book {$10}.

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Scrappy Boutique is offering an awesome SMASH package {$19}.

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Janice Dru with bamboopink is offering a $25 gift certificate {$25}.

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Jewelry Bar is offering one of their best selling necklaces {$30}.

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Rules and how to enter:

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  1. You must publicly follow Sweet Phenomena via GFC. This is the only mandatory entry.
  2. Extra entry opportunities are listed below.
  3. This giveaway is only open to US residents {sorry guys!}.
  4. The deadline for entries is midnight PST on June 26th.
  5. Please use the Google form below to enter. Any entries left in the comments will not be counted.  Feel free to leave comments to discuss the giveaway or ask questions, but only entries made via the Google form will count.
  6. The winner will be chosen via random.org on June 27th.  I will email the winner and he or she has 48 hours to contact me; if I don’t hear from you during this time frame, I’ll have to pick another winner.

Entry breakdown:

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  • Being a public GFC follower of Sweet Phenomena – 1 entry {mandatory}
  • Tweet the following: Check out the #blogbash11 giveaway hop at @SweetPhenomena!  150 bloggers have great prize packages to win, each valued at $100 or above! – 1 entry
  • “Like” Sweet Phenomena on Facebook – 1 entry
  • “Like” all sponsors on Facebook – 1 entry
  • “Follow” Sweet Phenomena on Twitter – 1 entry
  • “Follow” all sponsors on Twitter – 1 entry

Be sure to hop over to the other participating blogs as well; each one has at least one giveaway package valued at at least $100, some much more! They’re listed below the entry form!



Sweet Sponsor – Jewelry Bar

It’s time to share my final Blog Bash 2011 sponsor:

Jewelry Bar


Mariya and Anna co-own Jewelry Bar and are committed to bringing you the best limited edition pieces from around the world.  They also custom design some of their line, so you know you won’t find those pieces anywhere else!

In addition to jewelry, they’ve designed their own line of handmade leather sandals.

Jewelry Bar supports some great charities:  CouldYou?, Nomi Networks, LINK, and Postpartum Progress.

I love this necklace

Want a limited edition piece for yourself?

Jewelry Bar has offered to donate one of their best selling necklaces for my Blog Bash 2011 giveaway package!

Love it!

 

Come back tomorrow to enter for a chance to win this and all of the other great prizes!

Sweet Sponsor – Janice Dru with bamboopink

PhotobucketI’ve got another great Blog Bash 2011 sponsor to share with you guys:

Janice Dru with bamboopink

bamboopink is the creation of Frances Gradbois, Debbie Millar, and Jude Steele.  The women created a jewelry line that was affordable {$19 – $100}, great looking, and empowered other women to own their own business.

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This is an adorable pendant

I love that the founders have chosen three charities to support:  Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Human Options.  It’s great to see a company giving back.

Janice Dru is one of the bamboopink consultants and is totally dedicated to making her business a success.

Would you like a gift certificate to buy some jewelry?

Be sure to come back June 22nd to enter to win a $25 gift certificate donated by Janice!

Fun in the Summer Sun!

Welcome to the 3rd Fun in the Summer Sun event!

We had some great link-ups last week and invite everyone to link up again this week!

Each Monday until September 7th, Mama to 4 Blessings along with Adventures of Mommydom, Sweet Diva, Harvest Moon By Hand, and Sweet Phenomena will be hosting Fun in the Summer Sun link-up events.

Here’s the line up:

  • The 1st Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer activities”
  • The 2nd Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer crafts”
  • The 3rd Monday of each month: link up your “Kid friendly summer recipes”
  • The 4th Monday of each month: link up your “How to stay cool in the summer heat”

Here’s our “kid friendly summer recipe!”

Sorry for the late post, but I’ve been a bit under the weather!

At any rate, I am so happy to share our summer recipe with you guys!

Babydoll and I both love citrus desserts, and lemon icebox pie is one of our favorites.  Different versions are available, but Babydoll and I use a no-bake one, because really, who wants to turn the oven on?

This recipe is adapted from an Emeril Lagasse recipe.

Lemon Icebox Pie

1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 to 1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 to 3 tablespoons lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

1 prepared graham cracker crust

Combine first five ingredients in a bowl and mix till smooth.  Pour into pie crust.  Refrigerate overnight.

The reason the lemon ingredients are not set amounts is because I like really really tart pie and Babydoll likes kind of tart pie.  Pretty much you can use any amount of juice and zest you want.

Also, if you want a completely yellow pie, use vanilla extract instead of the paste.  I just prefer the taste of the paste.

You can also use lime juice instead of lemon juice, but you’ll have to play around with the amounts as lime juice tastes different than lemon juice.

What are your favorite summer recipes to make with your kids?

Link them up below!

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Sweet Sponsor – Scrappy Boutique

PhotobucketAnother one of my sponsors for Blog Bash 2011 is:

Scrappy Boutique


Scrappy Boutique has all sorts of awesome scrapbooking and card making and paper crafting goodness!

Located in Orlando, FL, they decided to spread their love of all things scrappy to everyone online {how nice of them!}.  So, if you’re in Orlando, be sure to go share the love, and if you’re not, share it online!

They have a ton of great stuff online.  I’m partial to this greeting card kit and pretty much all of the SMASH products.  Man oh man, I heart me some SMASH {so does Babydoll}!

SMASH products are new and fun-a great way to stash and snip and stick anything and everything!  The books come with a pen that has a glue stick on one end {this has to be one of the best glue sticks ever}.

You can open the glue stick end and slather some super-awesome glue on the back of anything, stick it in your SMASH book, and then flip the glue stick over and use the pen to jot a note.  Super sweet!

Want to win some SMASH-y goodness?

Be sure to stop back by June 22nd to enter to win an amazing SMASH package graciously donated by the super-awesome folks at Scrappy Boutique!

While you’re waiting, you might want to stop by their blog, their gallery, and their Facebook page to satiate that creative itch!