Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bloglovin Hop @ Sew Crafty Angel

Save Makeup Save Money: Tips for Making Your Beauty Products Last

Shop HSN Beauty

I am constantly talking to my girlfriends about what an investment beauty products  are. If you’re a product junkie like me, your beauty budget can closely rival what you spend on new clothes. So whether it’s my wardrobe or makeup supply, I really want to make sure that I protect my investment.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party #5

               Welcome to the 5th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

11 Blogs  -  1 Party

Last week we had  253 awesome linkups!   We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
 The hop is hosted and posted on 11 different blogs

Monday, February 24, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesday @ Sew Crafty Angel

We are in the 23rd week of Turn It Up Tuesday - Welcome!
Last week, we had another record-breaking week with 163 linkups! Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our February team and to all of you for making every week so successful!
Thank you so much to all those who have participated and for those new to Turn It Up Tuesday - Welcome!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

What I Did This Weekend

Saturday started with Breakfast in Bed

My 2 year old showed me how you are supposed to eat tacos.

We made brownie cupcakes

We made brownie cupcake sundaes!

 Played some baseball.

Found these in the back of a cabinet

Brought myself another cute serving tray.

 Angel boy got a new learning toy.
Hooks and Latches

Made some awesome, hearty beef & vegetable soup
If you put noodles in it, my kids will eat it.

 Went paper towel swimming.

 Gave our toys a little bath and got clean hands in the process.  

Now, it's 8pm Sunday night and I'm sitting in bed watching OSO with my kids.
That's what it's all about folks,

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The CLIMB Linky Party @ Sew Crafty Angel

God’s Growing Garden

Please welcome The February 2014 Chain "Linky" CLIMB 
week#4 Co-hosts: 

April from "100lb Countdown"
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100 lb Countdown

April is our permanent week#4 co-host.  Checkout what's been happening on "100lb Countdown" lately:

Wendi from "H2o Bungalow"
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This is how Wendi describes herself & her blog:  "A move out of state gave my family the perfect opportunity for a total lifestyle change. We now live on a Florida barrier island in a small 1950's waterside bungalow. Follow along as we turn our little eyesore of a shack into a home we love, simplify and learn to live green and be good neighbors to the wildlife. I've got lots of vision and a big bag of ideas! For us, living on the water is a lifestyle with DIY project at a time."
Crystal from "Make It Easy Crafts"
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Make It Easy Crafts
The creativity that flows from this blog is amazing!  Crystal shares with us so many craft ideas and tips, fantastic tutorials - there are link parties & a "free printables" page.  Crystal also has an amazing Etsy shop called "Art2Cee2" (click HERE to view her shop)

Vanessa from "With Great Heart"
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With Great Heart
Vanessa has been blogging since before blogs became big business.  Her blog motto is: "Attractive & Functional Design for Small Business & Bloggers."  Her expertise & experience shines through her professional blog.
Now, on the the Giveaway & Linky Party
Please enter below -one person will win:

(you must have a PayPal account to enter & be 18 years or older) (this Giveaway is now worldwide - EXCEPT for the "Coffee Cozy" prize.  Due to postage prices - if the winner does not live in the lower 48 of the USA then the "Coffee Cozy" becomes a second place prize)

- $25 PayPal Cash

- 1 Monthly Medium Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties
- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 60 days
- 1 Ad Space on Serenity You
- 1 Large Ad Space on Sew Crafty Angel

- 1 Month Ad Space on God's Growing Garden
- a beautiful handmade "Coffee Cozy" by Kaitlyn from Three Sisters & Us
CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions: 
\  as mentioned above - this is open worldwide HOWEVER if you win and are not living in the USA -then due to shipping costs the "Coffee Cozy" will become a second place prize & will be given to somebody living in the lower 48 of the USA
- You MUST have a PayPal account to enter
- This Giveaway is open from January 31st, 2014 until February 28th, 2014
- Winner must respond within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - February CLIMB blog hop co-hosts MAY enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:

Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):

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By participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - Now if you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Revitalize Your Lips

  Hi I'm Natalie

Today I want to share a little beauty secret for your lips,

Winter is synonymous with having to combat dehydrated skin, and ours lips definitely tell us when they are in need of some extra TLC during this time of the year. I have always been a heavy lip balm user (to the point where there might be an addiction issue), especially during the colder months, but it's only in recent years that I have been using a lip scrub in my daily routine. I first tried a DIY recipe using olive oil, sugar and honey which was super easy to make, and although it provided satisfying results, I thought I would give a store-bought one a try to see how it would compare. When I went to Lush and tried their Mint Julips lip scrub (reviewed here), I just loved it so much that I never went back to the homemade version.

This time around I decided to try Lush's Popcorn lip scrub (or Baiser Soufflé in French), and once again it has left me super impressed! At first I was a little concerned about not liking the popcorn flavor, but it's actually not a straight-up butter flavor, but more of a sweet and salty one (and as with all of Lush's lips scrubs you can totally lick the scrub off your lips as it contains all-natural ingredients). I simply scoop out a small amount from the jar and rub in against my lips for about 30 seconds or until they feel nice and smooth, and then just lick the remainder off. If ever I forget to apply the scrub before bed, the next morning my lips don't feel as smooth, even if I applied a heavy balm the previous night!

I would highly recommend trying Lush's lip scrub if you haven't already, they cost $9.95, and although it sounds like a lot for a lip scrub, it stays good for 14 months and each of these little jars of goodness have lasted me ages (over a year to be exact), which is amazing considering I now use a scrub every single day!

Thank you so much Angel for letting me guest post on your blog! If you enjoyed reading this post, you can visit my blog at - there you will find many beauty reviews on some of my holy-grail products, and of course much, much more! :)

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bloglovin Hop @ Sew Crafty Angel

Your Devoted Host:

This Month's Amazing Co-Hosts:


  1. In the linky below, add a direct link to your Bloglovin' profile (NOT your blog). Be sure to manually upload your profile picture.
  2. Follow your host and co-hosts.
  3. Visit a few other bloggers and follow them on Bloglovin'.
  4. Tweet and share this hop!
**I've got a GREAT giveaway going on right now for a $50 Shutterfly gift certificate so be sure to head over HERE to enter the giveaway!!!**

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