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Giveaway Monday — Win $100 to Barn Owl Primitives!! {one of my favorite things}

5 Sep
Happy Monday!! 
I know I mentioned this year that I wanted to feature some of my favorite things.
  Here’s another one — 
I am so excited about this giveaway from Barn Owl Primitives. I adore this shop!! 

Kristi’s signs are the best quality and so so adorable!! 

Here’s the one I have hanging in my family room: 
Here are a few other of my BOP favorites: 

Aren’t they just FABULOUS???? 
I think so!!!
Kristi is giving away a $100 credit to her beautiful shop. 
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek – so exciting!! 
Here’s how YOU can win!!!
  • Visit the BOP shop and let me know The Name of your Favorite sign. one entry. 
  • Blog, facebook, and/or tweet about this giveaway and leave a link. Here’s an example — “I want to win this awesome $100 #giveaway from @barnowlprimitiv and @jenjentrixie — http://bit.ly/pEaQzk one entry each.
Leave me a comment for each thing you do – so you can get credit 🙂 

**{all TT&J members are eligible to win! if you are not a member
already just click where it says “join this site” in the right sidebar!
thanks so much!!} 

Good Luck!!! 
{this giveaway ends on 9/12}
Have a Wonderful Day!!! 
xoxoxo



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Blogiversary Giveaway — Nest of Posies!! {two winners}

23 Aug
Update – this giveaway is closed. 
winners have been posted on the TT&J FB page 🙂

It’s my Blogiversary — 

Thank you to everyone who has read my blog and been so supportive of me these past three years!! 
And as a thank you — I have a super giveaway to celebrate– 
Another of my Favorite Things!!!
It’s from one of my favorite bloggy friends and shops. Kellie from Nest of Posies.

Kellie has the most adorable blog where she shares her creativity like this Christmas in July Birthday Party she threw for her twins a couple weeks ago:

Kellie has amazing Fall Decorations that she has made, like: 


And, she holds a wonderful party in the Autumn — Fall Festival.  

I am SO excited for it again this year!!

Plus, she has a beautiful, stylish shop
 I carry the bag she made me everywhere: 
You can get a bag made with ANY NAME you want! 
I love these new ones she just put in her shop — 
PLUS, how cute are these Scarves with felt flowers — eeeek I want one!! 
Adorable for Autumn!!!
**And — check this out — for the rest of the August, get an extra 15% off of ANYTHING in Kellie’s shop, just by entering “TATERTOTSANDJELLO 15” at checkout.  
These bags make wonderful Christmas or birthday gifts 🙂
Kellie is giving away TWO Custom Bags
any style, any name, any color!!
{there will be TWO winners}
Here’s how you can win:

  • Go over and check out Kellie’s shop Nest of Posies. Let me know The Name of your favorite item. one entry.
  •  Comment or Follow Kellie’s blog — Nest of Posies {you will love it – promise}. one entry each.

  •  Share this handmade shop through Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.
And if you want an extra entry: 
{this giveaway will run until August 30th}
XOXO
PS — Check out what I made today — MORE stenciled pillows. I may need pillow intervention – just sayin… I’ll be sharing them soon!! 

Bonus Giveaway — Twisted Sugar Twine Package {$69 value}

18 Aug
Update – Giveaway closed. Winner is #260 — Nicole.

I’m in the car, heading home from our last family trip of the summer {my daughter goes back to school on Friday — whhaaaa}, but in the meantime I have an awesome *Surprise* giveaway for you — from Twisted Sugar Twine!! 
Another one of my Favorite Things!!!
I have their *Spark Pack* of 6 twines and I LOVE the colors. 
There are so many things you can do with these twines!
They are great for:
wrapping presents
Making cards
Crafts
Tie them to balloons and banners 
Accessories
Mobiles
Treat bags
Scrapbooking
Cake toppers
Labels 
and so much more!! 

And if you follow along with their blog you will see some great uses, like:
And {FREE} Printables too! 
**Plus, if you follow along with the Twisted Sugar Twine Facebook page, you will keep up with their new products and any giveaways that they have going on!

 
 Twisted Sugar Twine™ is giving away a Spark Pack 240 package — 
 Lemonade Pink, Gray Macaron, Blue
Sugar,
Licorice Twist, Cola Red, and Limeade.
240 Yards per spool

720 Feet

100% Cotton

4-ply

Made in USA

Eco-Friendly

Bio-Degradable

Wound on cardboard tube
Spool dimensions are 2″ diameter by 4″ tall
{valued at $69} 
Here’s how YOU can win: 
  • Share this giveaway with your friends through Twitter, Facebook or your Blog. one entry each.
Have a Happy Day!! 
PS — Coming up tomorrow, I am excited to show you my Stenciled Faux Roman Shades I made in my kitchen 🙂

And join me in the International Delight Coffee Talk community tonight at 9 pm Eastern — we will be talking about Beauty Tips and Secrets. I am so excited about this chat!!

Design Star Season 6 starts tonight!!

11 Jul
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that tonight is the premiere of a really awesome show:  Design Star!! I am am HGTV addict and this is my favorite one. 
Design Star combines reality tv with decorating — and the winner gets their own TV show. 
How cool is that???
Another reason I love it so much is the guest judges. First of all, Candice Olson — I adore her style. Every single room she designs is beautiful. I think I have seen every episode of Divine Design there is. And then Vern Yip and Genevieve Gorder. Can I just say I might have been the BIGGEST Trading Spaces fan around. I loved that show!! They both have amazing style too. 
I mean look at these spaces — gorgeous!


And the contestants this season look really interesting. There are people from all sorts of creative careers and different styles.
Plus the Season One winner David Bromstad will join in as the contestant’s mentor — He is so creative and I love his energy!
I will be tuning in with a big bowl of popcorn tonight to catch the first episode.
And if you miss any of the episodes you can catch up on the HGTV website.

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Crafterminds and HGTV Design Star. My opinions are 100% my own.

xoxo
Have a Happy Day!!
PSOur kitchen remodel is coming along. We have no cabinet doors, but we should have them put back on this week. I am working on ideas for curtains. Let me know if you have any. I am thinking about making some like this — 
{via The Nester — she is amazing.}



My Favorite Things Week — Luminess Air Makeup System {$350+value}

9 Jun
UPDATE —  Winner is comment #11 — Laura @ Live.Laugh.Photograph


I’m having such a great time sharing some of my favorite things this week! 

Here’s my newest favorite — 
My friend told me about Luminess and I knew I had to try it out! So I contacted Luminess and they sent me one to review. And, they also said if I liked it they would give one away to a Tatertots and Jello reader!

This is the type of system that makeup professionals use! 

The air that is brought through the system distributes makeup into a superfine mist that goes on evenly and looks so smooth and natural!! I have always had problems wearing foundation because it seemed to just sit on top of my skin. So I was so excited to try out this system and see if it solved my foundation problem.

When the box came I felt like it was Christmas morning! 

I had to open it and try it out right away!! I thought it might be hard to figure out and take a lot of practice, but it really wasn’t. And it also came with a great instruction book and an awesome instructional DVD.

The only thing I did was I applied too much blush. And after I talked to Emily at Luminess, she gave me the tip of applying the blush first and then the makeup. That way the blush kind of glows out from under the foundation.



 This is how it works: 

The Luminess system comes with an air compressor that forces air through a tube into an applicator. There is a funnel in the applicator and you add your makeup into that funnel. Then when you press the lever, the makeup is distributed into the air that is coming through the applicator and it comes out in a super fine mist. I also love that this Pro system’s compressor has three different settings. So you can decide what level you want the air to come out. I prefer the lowest setting.

With with the Luminess system, I don’t have to use powder. The mist dries in a matte finish that’s so pretty! The kit also came with a really beautiful shimmery bronzer. Just a drop or two in the applicator, and it made me look like I had spent the afternoon in the sun.

And, in addition to foundation, eye shadow and blush, you can use the system to apply self tanner. 

So cool!! 

There are also Luminess eyeshadow kits in all sorts of beautiful shades! 
And Luminess is giving away an eye shadow kit in addition to the Pro System!!  
Yay!!

It may seem like this is complicated and time consuming, but it actually saves me time. I can put my makeup and blush on in just a couple minutes. And I was also really happy with how easy it is to clean. All I had to do was add a few drops of water into the applicator, and the water goes through the stylus and cleans it out.

I also LOVE the pretty silver pouch that comes with the system. It’s so cute! And such a great way to store the system — so handy when I travel!

{I made a vlog of myself demonstrating the system, but I am having technical difficulties with it, so I will get it up here as soon as I can!!}

Here’s what Luminess is giving away:

  • Compressor with stylus, made of plastic and metal. Compressor
    measures approx. 4-1/2″L x 2-1/2″W x 3″H with 5′ cord; stylus measures
    approx. 5-1/2″L x 1/2″W x 2″H
  • AC adapter cord with 6′ cord
  • Airbrush cleaning bottle
  • Instruction guide
  • Instruction DVD
  • Silvertone travel case, measures approx. 11″L x 2-3/4″W x 3-1/2″H, made of vinyl, plastic, rubber and metal
  • Luminess Air 7-piece cosmetics Starter Kit includes: (4) .25
    oz. Airbrush Foundation shades; .25 oz. Airbrush Bronzer; .25 oz.
    Airbrush Pearl Shimmer Highlighter; and .25 oz. Airbrush Blush 
PLUS — 

Here’s how YOU can win:
 

  •  Head over to Luminess – which eye color kit will pick if you win? one entry.

  • “Like” Luminess on Facebook – where you can find out about their giveaways and new products. one entry.
  •  Follow Luminess on Twitter. one entry.
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter — “Enter To Win a @LuminessAir Pro Kit and Eye #giveaway @jenjentrixie #TatertotsandJello”. one entry.

  •  Share this giveaway on Facebook or your blog. one entry each.

This giveaway will end on 6/13
Have a Great Day!!!

My Favorite Things Week — Luminess Air Makeup System {$350+value}

9 Jun
UPDATE —  Winner is comment #11 — Laura @ Live.Laugh.Photograph


I’m having such a great time sharing some of my favorite things this week! 

Here’s my newest favorite — 
My friend told me about Luminess and I knew I had to try it out! So I contacted Luminess and they sent me one to review. And, they also said if I liked it they would give one away to a Tatertots and Jello reader!

This is the type of system that makeup professionals use! 

The air that is brought through the system distributes makeup into a superfine mist that goes on evenly and looks so smooth and natural!! I have always had problems wearing foundation because it seemed to just sit on top of my skin. So I was so excited to try out this system and see if it solved my foundation problem.

When the box came I felt like it was Christmas morning! 

I had to open it and try it out right away!! I thought it might be hard to figure out and take a lot of practice, but it really wasn’t. And it also came with a great instruction book and an awesome instructional DVD.

The only thing I did was I applied too much blush. And after I talked to Emily at Luminess, she gave me the tip of applying the blush first and then the makeup. That way the blush kind of glows out from under the foundation.



 This is how it works: 

The Luminess system comes with an air compressor that forces air through a tube into an applicator. There is a funnel in the applicator and you add your makeup into that funnel. Then when you press the lever, the makeup is distributed into the air that is coming through the applicator and it comes out in a super fine mist. I also love that this Pro system’s compressor has three different settings. So you can decide what level you want the air to come out. I prefer the lowest setting.

With with the Luminess system, I don’t have to use powder. The mist dries in a matte finish that’s so pretty! The kit also came with a really beautiful shimmery bronzer. Just a drop or two in the applicator, and it made me look like I had spent the afternoon in the sun.

And, in addition to foundation, eye shadow and blush, you can use the system to apply self tanner. 

So cool!! 

There are also Luminess eyeshadow kits in all sorts of beautiful shades! 
And Luminess is giving away an eye shadow kit in addition to the Pro System!!  
Yay!!

It may seem like this is complicated and time consuming, but it actually saves me time. I can put my makeup and blush on in just a couple minutes. And I was also really happy with how easy it is to clean. All I had to do was add a few drops of water into the applicator, and the water goes through the stylus and cleans it out.

I also LOVE the pretty silver pouch that comes with the system. It’s so cute! And such a great way to store the system — so handy when I travel!

{I made a vlog of myself demonstrating the system, but I am having technical difficulties with it, so I will get it up here as soon as I can!!}

Here’s what Luminess is giving away:

  • Compressor with stylus, made of plastic and metal. Compressor
    measures approx. 4-1/2″L x 2-1/2″W x 3″H with 5′ cord; stylus measures
    approx. 5-1/2″L x 1/2″W x 2″H
  • AC adapter cord with 6′ cord
  • Airbrush cleaning bottle
  • Instruction guide
  • Instruction DVD
  • Silvertone travel case, measures approx. 11″L x 2-3/4″W x 3-1/2″H, made of vinyl, plastic, rubber and metal
  • Luminess Air 7-piece cosmetics Starter Kit includes: (4) .25
    oz. Airbrush Foundation shades; .25 oz. Airbrush Bronzer; .25 oz.
    Airbrush Pearl Shimmer Highlighter; and .25 oz. Airbrush Blush 
PLUS — 

Here’s how YOU can win:
 

  •  Head over to Luminess – which eye color kit will pick if you win? one entry.

  • “Like” Luminess on Facebook – where you can find out about their giveaways and new products. one entry.
  •  Follow Luminess on Twitter. one entry.
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter — “Enter To Win a @LuminessAir Pro Kit and Eye #giveaway @jenjentrixie #TatertotsandJello”. one entry.

  •  Share this giveaway on Facebook or your blog. one entry each.

This giveaway will end on 6/13
Have a Great Day!!!

Giveaway Monday — Win a Lightscoop!! {say goodbye to ugly flash photos}

9 May
UPDATE — Giveaway Closed.

The winner was #302 Missy from Pure Femininity 

 

I know I’ve said it before, but I really want to share some of my favorite things in my  giveaways this year. And I’m so excited to tell you about another one of my favorite things — the Lightscoop.

I love my digital camera. And I am still learning all of the ins and outs of taking a great picture. One thing I have learned is natural light is a must for a good picture. 

But what happens when something wonderful happens after the sun goes down?? 

You either have to use a very low shutter speed and hope for the best, find some sort of expensive studio lighting or use the dreaded flash!!

But I recently found a fabulous solution that I just had to share with you — the Lightscoop!! 
It slides easily over your camera’s hot shoe and redirects your pop-up flash to a ceiling or wall.

 Look at the difference: 
Without Flash,            With Flash,            With Lightscoop!

All of these pictures were taken at night…
Can you see how much warmer and more natural the light is on the picture on the right? 

The Lightscoop takes the light from your flash and redirects it up to a ceiling or wall, and redirects it back to the subject, creating a softer, more natural picture.  

And it’s only $29.95!! 

And…Lightscoop is giving away a standard Lightscoop to a Tatertots and Jello reader!! 

Here’s how YOU can win:

  • required: Visit Lightscoop and tell me how owning a Lightscoop would improve your photography. one entry.
Get Extra Entries by: (leave a separate comment for each)
  • Tweet about this giveaway: { Check out this  #photography #giveaway with @Lightscoop & @jenjentrixie http://bit.ly/cl0Pgd }. one entry.
  • “Like”  Lightscoop on facebook and leave them a comment. one entry.
  • Spread the word about this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter or on your blog. one entry each. 
**Winner must live in the continental US
{this giveaway will end on Monday, May 16th}
Have a Happy Monday!! 
xoxo
PS coming up this week on TT&J: 
A birthday party 
An Office Idea
A Spring Wreath
A Furniture Tutorial 
And more…