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Win a Canon Rebel T3i!

How about a Monday surprise? Emily from The Freckled Fox has teamed a bunch of us up to give away quite the prize. We are giving away a Canon Rebel T3i… I, personally, use this camera and can attest to how great it is. I love it. Even if you already have one or it’s not really your thing, a back-up is always a good idea and it would make an amazing gift as well.  Just look at this beauty!

Here’s all of the wonderful bloggers who made this possible. :)
Notes: The giveaway will run for ten days, the winner will be selected at random, contacted, and announced shortly after the giveaway concludes. Yes this is open internationally! The winner will receive the Canon Rebel T3i in a kit with an 18-55mm lens, a battery and a battery charger. Winner’s entries will be verified before the public announcement. If you’re interested in checking out all the amazing specifications of the camera, this is a great list though it’s not the camera that you’ll be receiving:) Enter below:
And that’s it! As always, make sure that you complete each of the entries in turn or at least as many as you can to give yourself better odds at receiving this girl in the mail!

Happy Friday, oh, & Win $250 in Paypal Cash…


My wonderful blog friend, Beth, of Oak and Oats just turned 26. Happy birthday, Beth! Anyway, for her birthday, we’re giving away $250 cash and I know you are interested. Who couldn’t use that sort of cash right about now? So, I hope you have a fabulous weekend and then I’ll shut up because what you really want to be doing is entering this giveaway immediately. So, on that note, over and out.

This giveaway was made possible by….. Brynne of Thatch & Thistle, Maddie of Maddie Richardson, Alyssa of Impractical Composition, Megan of Rivers & Roads, Liz of Life as Liz, Britney of the Quiet Place, Rachel of Rachel Boulevard, Abby of Becoming Blog, Robin of Fly Free, Elizabeth of Omnnomnom, Jenna of Dearest Love, Tina of Like Ordinary Life, Robin of Living Colorfully, Katie of Lublyou, Angie of My So Called Chaos, Tyler of Arkansassy, Amanda of Little Tranquility, Jillian of Brave Sunday, Mary of Trusty Chucks, and Janene of Celebrating Life.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! All entries to this giveaway will be run via rafflecopter. In exactly one week the giveaway will close, one winner will be selected at random and announced! all entries will be verified, so please play by the rules! I will transfer the $250 from my paypal to your paypal and it is just that easy (if you do not have a paypal account, I highly suggest you sign up with one today!!)
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Win $165 to Lululemon

Awesome giveaway warning. For the record, I’m almost 20 weeks pregnant and I still wear my Lululemon Astro crops every chance I get.

Also, fair warning, stay tuned on the blog. We found out the sex of our little bundle of love yesterday morning and I’ll share it with you soon enough. We are absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to meet our baby. :)

Moving on…. and good luck….

With Summer just around the corner it’s time to start getting in shape for bikini season. What’s a better motivator to work out than super cute and comfortable workout clothes? Today we are giving away $165 to Lululemon! Pick out your new favorite sports bra, yoga pants or accessory. Enter with rafflecopter below!

Bonnie :: Taylor :: Lisa :: Jamie :: Casey :: Amber :: Melany :: Tina :: Shay :: Kayla :: Helene

PepperMinted. A $50 Giveaway to Minted

So I tried something new this year, guys. I’m actually surprised it took me so long to give it a whirl, but I ordered stamps from USPS online. Online! They were all “free 2-day priority shipping” me to place my order and we all know how busy I’ve been, so spending two minutes on their website versus swinging by the post office sounded great.

Two weeks later….

My little packets of gingerbread stamp joy finally arrived and I was able to send the rest of our Christmas cards out this morning. What a debacle. And, if you remember last year, our Christmas cards came with a burn on the photo and so I just gave up and moved on with my holiday altogether.

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I’m so happy to be collaborating with Minted this holiday season to keep the gears moving in the December madness. Nobody wants to waste their holiday stress on greeting cards. I mean, trust me, two years of my greeting card stress is more than enough for us all. P.S. Don’t you just love the foil pressing on these gorgeous cards? And she’s just precious with her glitter flying everywhere. I’ll keep her.

And, if you’ve already sent your cards out this season, there’s so much more on their website to fall in love with. I’m pretty much in love with their Silver and Gold Party Decor. (Sidenote: this is where I’ll enter in my daily “we need a bigger house so….. I can entertain more” gripe. They’ve been daily occurrences recently, these gripes.)

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Oh, and one more thing I just love. Their stationary. I’m working on my penmanship. It’s awful, you guys. Awful. So, since I’ve always been a big fan of the practice makes perfect philosophy, I’m writing snail mail (some of you have been victims of my poor handwriting snail mail, you know who you are). I just love the stationary Minted has available to make up for poor handwriters like myself. Hello to you, too, darling.

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So, moving on. I love a good paperie. Would you like $50 to spend at Minted this holiday season? Go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter below and good luck. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 18th.

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A Celebratory Giveaway

So, I’ve officially kept this little corner of the internet open for two years. And to celebrate Like Ordinary Life’s second birthday, I collected a few favorites of mine to giveaway to one lucky reader. It’s like the grown-up version of a goody bag, isn’t it? Except the fact that I only made one. Hey, we’re all on budgets these days, aren’t we?

So here’s the stash up for grabs. Be kind. These are a few of my favorite things (along with whiskers on kittens and bright copper kettles, yada yada yada). On that same note, you could consider this your brown paper package tied up in strings. Yes?

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Essie Mind Your Mittens nail polish: So by now you should all have read that ancient post of mine on my nail polish obsession. If you’ve been to our house since I redid the downstairs bathroom, you know that the collection’s moved from the medicine cabinet to this adorable copper bucket next to the sink. This color I’ve picked out for whoever you are, lucky winner, is a perfect grey-blue that kind of works for all seasons, really. It’s hard to see the color in my pictures, so click on the link if you’re really interested. It’s a great color.

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Voluspa French Cade & Lavender candle: This is one of those spa day sort of candles. It’s super refreshing, calming, and most importantly, not soapy. You know what I mean? I just love Voluspa’s candles and they burn so clean! They also burn for a good, long time, too. And because the jar has that gorgeous blue tint, I’m telling you, it burns pretty, too. Such a great candle.

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Lollia Shea Butter Handcreme in Wish: This is is my absolute favorite lotion. I usually don’t splurge on beauty products (I’m a total drugstore makeup sort of girl), but this is the world’s best lotion. And the scent is incredible! Truth be told, this is the tester tube at Anthropologie I would make a beeline to every single time I went shopping for about two years before finally splurging and purchasing it. Now, this gorgeous tube hangs out in my cubicle. The smell is a mixture of cinnamon and pepper, rice flower, ylang-ylang, amber, and vanilla bean. photo37_zps3df56d17.jpg

Smith’s Rosebud Salve: Go no further. This is the bee’s knees of chap sticks. Love it. Such a classic. I have at least three different chap sticks on me at all times and this is the only one that doesn’t get taken out of rotation from time to time.

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Steeping Thoughts Journal: Because we’re all writers and what’s a writer without a gorgeous, blank journal to carry with us wherever we go. It’s purrrty, hmm?

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette: The book of the year? Perhaps. If you have already snagged yourself a copy, I’ll swap this out with another lovely piece of fine literature I highly recommend. But, in case you haven’t devoured this incredible story yet, I’ve picked this out for you. Enjoy. :)

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Sooooo…. if you’d like to celebrate with me, it’s pretty simple. Just enter the Rafflecopter below. As many entries as you’d like, but I’ll be verifying all entries before picking a winner. And none of this “US residents only” stuff. I’ll ship to you, wherever you are. Thank you for being such loyal readers. And good luck.

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Win $200 in Paypal Cash!

My girl, Hayley, from A Beautiful Exchange put together this absolutely fabulous giveaway for you all in celebration of her 1,000th Bloglovin’ follower! I love this girl to pieces and I’m so thrilled to be a part of her celebration! In fact, check out all of the lovely ladies below that made this incredible opportunity happen! Happy blog browsing and good luck!

 Tiffany from The Dwelling Tree//Tina from Like Ordinary Life//Ashley from Leona Lovely//Kemi from Beauty Style Growth
Chloe from Rainbows and Honeysuckle//Angie from My So Called Chaos//Mackenzie from Bell Bliss//Jen from Boone+Owl
Dee from Deecoded//Rachel from Sunshine and Sinatra//Lauren from The Albrecht’s Blog//Cat from Letters to Baby MC

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Win $100 to Amazon AND $35 to Etsy

Do you know Melyssa? Well, we’re kind of like sisters because we share the same last name. Sort of. Then I got married, threw a hissy fit for way too long, caved, and changed my last name. But, regardless, we share the same maiden last name. And that’s pretty cool.

I know, you don’t care. This awesome giveaway she’s put together is what you care about, right? Good luck! I know I’d do some serious damage with this prize if I won!


Be So Happy | The Happy Type

A Home Away From Home | Treasure Tromp | Hang On, Honey | Lost in Travels | Chits and Giggles

Like Ordinary Life | Found Love. Now What? | Deecoded | By the Porchlight | The Nectar Collective

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Rules & Info

Open internationally!

Winner WILL be verified. If any entries are false, all will be disqualified.

The giveaway ends on September 15th, 2013, and the winner will be contacted within one week of that date. If the winner fails to respond to their congratulatory email within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

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$50 Marriott Gift Card

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Alex and I have perfected the weekend getaway. And, while we’d love to add longer vacations to our repertoire each year, it’s unrealistic because our budget rarely ever allows for more than a couple night’s stay in a hotel. More than any other reason, hotel costs send us home the fastest. 

I’ve partnered with {Bee}autiful BlessingsThe Dashboard Diary, By the Porchlight, and Green Fashionista to bring you this awesome giveaway! Use it toward accommodations for your next trip or, if you’re more of a homebody, toward dining, spa services or golf! The card can be used at all Marriott-owned properties including Renaissance Hotels, Springhill Suites, Residence Inn and Gaylord Hotels, among others. We all deserve to end this summer on a high note, right? So what are you waiting for?! Get entering!

Longchamp Le Pliage Giveaway

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I carry my Longchamp with me everywhere…. even to The Home Depot… even when all it has in it is a phone and a wallet. I have a… relationship…. with my Longchamp.

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This month I’m teaming with my lovely sponsors to give away a cute mini Longchamp to one lucky winner! Better yet? I’m not making you choose the bland navy blue that I love so much. You can pick whichever color your heart desires. Sound good? Great. Good luck!

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$100 Williams-Sonoma Giveaway

Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow Americans out there! We’ve officially entered that time of the year I like to call summer (or a socially acceptable point to begin counting down until fall). Whatever, not everyone lives in muggy swampland like I do, and even I will be escaping this humid little home of mine a few times to truly enjoy this season.

Today I’ve paired with Beth to give you a chance to win something rather special: $100 to spend at Williams-Sonoma! But first, have you seen the Agrarian section of Williams-Sonoma? I wish my seasons looked a lot more like this:

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Actually, let’s talk Williams-Sonoma for a moment. Back in the days of gift registries, Alex and I registered at three places: Bed Bath & Beyond (because somebody told us we had to register at a big box store), Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma. Okay. In all reality, I frequently had dreams about the items on our Williams-Sonoma registry. Alex sort of did, too, because a happy wife makes a happy life or something like that. Probably more like a happy cook makes a full belly. Either way, I SWEAR by Williams-Sonoma.

And I’ll let you in on a little secret…. the only ingredient I will ever give away for my chocolate chip cookies….. I use their Goldtouch cookie sheets. DON’T EVEN WAIT TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY, BUY THEM TODAY!!!! They are incredible.

So I’ll stop babbling and you start entering. As always, all entries will be verified. Good luck.


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