I am so excited for the holidays.  In fact, we've already had our Thanksgiving celebration.  Which means that in my mind, it's time for Christmas!  I wanted to share a little of that holiday cheer with you, so here is the final giveaway of 2011!  I've got some things to decorate your house, some things to decorate yourself, some things to regift, and even some surprises!  One winner will receive all of the following:
A gingerbread man candle
A Christmas train candle
3 pairs Forever21 hoop earrings
A desktop water fountain
A set of erasable holiday gift tags
PLUS a couple of surprise items that aren't pictured here.

All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below.  Good luck everyone!!
 
 
According to Random.org, the winner of my birthday giveaway is ----  Angel Taylor from Simply Lovely Things!

Congrats, Angel!  Please contact me with your shipping address so we can mail you your goodies!  A hearty Thank You to everyone who entered, and also to the lovely ladies from Momma Rake, Punkin'heads and Doodaloo's, and Little Brown Byrd for contributing such amazing prizes!
 
 
Want to help a good cause and enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes?  Then we have a deal for you!  Here's someone to give you the details:
Hi there, folks! My name is Abbie

from:

five days five ways | because every day is different

…and I’m so excited that Cat is having me by for a visit to share with you something I’m passionate about, which could benefit you guys in more ways than one. 

Pinky promise.

How so?

Well, I’m hosting a huge giveaway/fundraiser to help build a new classroom for a Christian ministry to orphans in Uganda that is home-grown in East Texas where I live.

There are FIVE prize packages, chock-full of amazing handmade goodies and gift certificates (Lisa Leonard, anyone?) that you can win just by visiting and leaving me a comment.

Here’s just a small taste:

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BUT!

If you want extra entries, you can also donate to:

Parental Care Ministries: The Father's Love in Action

…using a special button on my blog which will track your entries so we can see how much we raise and who wins!

Honestly, folks, these kids are incredibly humble and deserving! (Their idea of a special treat is an apple…I’m not kidding).

So, if you want to help us raise the money to build these precious children a new classroom + have the opportunity to be one of 5 lucky folks to win some awesome loot, please come check out The BIG PCM Fundraiser/Giveaway on my blog.

No amount is too small, and every dollar you give is matched up to our goal of $5,000 (wow!). Which means, if you give up Starbucks just once, you’ll be donating not $10 but $20 (just kidding…but at least $8, right?) to a truly worthy cause. 

Hope to see you soon!

Thanks again, Cat! You rock, girl

  
 
 
Tomorrow is my birthday.  I can't believe it's here already.  I feel like it was just summer.  November is a very busy birthday month for us (mine on the 5th, my sister's on the 23rd, and baby girl's on the 24th- she's a Thanksgiving baby this year!)  But I love celebrations, so I think it's wonderful that we get to celebrate three people in our family this month.  And to help me celebrate, a couple of very lovely ladies have generously donated some treats for you!!  Here's what's up for grabs:

From Marissa with Momma Rake
This gorgeous headband!  Isn't it sweet?

From Mimi Baby Boutique
One Bella Bracelet in winner's choice of colors.

From Little Brown Byrd
This darling Christmas bitty bot! (can I keep it?  please? ;))

And here's Katie from Punkinheads and Doodaloos
Hi everyone! I'm Katie from Punkin' Heads and Dooda Loo's.
 I am a mom to a 31 month old little girl that is as independent as they come, and a wife to a wonderful hard working husband. I love to cook and craft {in my spare time} and am always on the hunt for something new and interesting to try. I tend to use my blog as an outlet for my mind. I post tutorials, recipes and all the things that happen in our little world. Feel free to stop by I'd love to show you around!
I also have a little {emphasis on LITTLE} Etsy shop called Doodaloo's, you can check that out here. Check back often as I am re-stocking for the holiday season! Today I'm thrilled to be able to take part in Cat's birthday bash giveaway. She's a great gal and I hope that her birthday is all she could hope for!

One of you lucky ladies has the chance to win my little package:
All items are handmade by me!
3 Snowmen gift tags
1 felt rosette hair pin with snowflake
1 black and white hair clip with velvet rosette
1 large white satin rosette with red cotton petals. 
Mounted on an alligator clip to use in your hair or as a broach
All of these items will be available to order through my Etsy shop by the end of the weekend as well.
Good luck! ~Katie
Woohoo!  Thanks, Katie for the adorable items! 

One winner will receive all these great gifts, plus a special surprise from me!  Here are five ways to win:

                    Entry One (Mandatory)
Follow Momma Rake's blog via GFC
Follow Mimi Baby Boutique's blog via GFC
Follow Punkinhead and Doodaloos blog via GFC
Follow Stuff I Love via GFC (see right sidebar)
Leave one comment telling me you follow all 4 blogs and telling me what has been the best birthday present you've ever received (+1)

                    Entry Two (Optional)
Like Momma Rake on Facebook
Like Mimi Baby Boutique on Facebook
Like Punkinheads and Doodaloos on Facebook
Like Stuff I Love on Facebook
Leave a separate comment for each page you like (+4)

                Entry Three (Optional)
Favorite Momma Rake on etsy
Favorite Mimi Baby Boutique on etsy
Favorite Lit
Favorite Doodaloos on etsy
Leave a separate comment for each shop you favorite (+3)

                Entry Four (Optional)
Facebook about this giveaway
Tweet about this giveaway
Blog about this giveaway
Leave a separate comment for each action you do.  PLUS receive an extra entry for any referral who mentions your name in an entry comment.

            Entry Five (Optional)
Make a purchase from any shop
Leave a comment telling me what you bought and from whom (+5)

So many ways to win!!!  Giveaway will end Friday, November 11th at noon.  Good luck!!

 
 
Thanks to you all for participating in our week of giveaways.  If you get a chance, please leave a little love for all our vendors on their sites - these ladies have worked really hard to make some truly awesome products.  Today is our 6th and final giveaway and we're going to celebrate fall with a little Starbucks!  We've got a $10 Starbucks gift card up for grabs, and all you have to do is refer some friends.  Here's how it works:

Each new GFC follower who comments that you referred them = 1 entry
Each new Facebook follower who comments that you reffered them = 1 entry

Whoever refers the most new followers wins some yummy coffee! (and yes, you can have the same person join both GFC and Facebook to count as 2 entries).  Best of luck - I really do appreciate each and every one of you!

And remember - all 6 giveaways remain open until Saturday at noon - the hairbow, the shirt, my shop, the candy dish, the jewelry and Starbucks.  Don't forget to enter them all - they'd make great Christmas gifts!

Coming up next week I have more yummy recipes, awesome fall books, a fun tutorial and an introduction to another fantastic cause.  Can't wait!
 
 
It's time for another cause that is near and dear to my heart.  I love my family like crazy - they are, every one of them, amazing people.  And my sweet cousin has a precious son with hydrocephalus (also known as water-on-the-brain).  Here is what his parents have to say about Johnny and the foundation he is starting:

A HEART FOR HYDROCEPHALUS ASSOCIATION is a group of people who wish to raise awareness about the condition of Hydrocephalus and support research and the community of people affected by it.

It has been formed in honor of our beloved son, Johnathan, who bravely lives with hydrocephalus and has had multiple life-saving surgeries because of it. Seven in the last 18 months! He has a heart for all children who are sick and suffering and wishes to help them and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh that cares for them. To celebrate his 7th birthday this October, we are starting this association.  We hope it will be a blessing to our community and especially all those who have children that live with chronic illness. The association will donate funds collected to the neurosurgery department of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (one of the only places in the whole country doing hydrocephalus research!) and as grants to families needing support as they deal with this and other chronic illnesses. Thanks in advance for your support!

WANT TO DONATE?
MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO
A Heart for Hydrocephalus Association

AND MAIL TO:
... A Heart for Hydrocephalus Association
c/o Stella Isbir, Treasurer
319 Rock Run Road
Elizabeth, PA 15037
or email AHeartForHydrocephalus@aol.com with questions


And now for Week of Giveaways: Day 5!!

I have for you some lovely jewelry from Arm Candy Jewelry and Fabuless Fashions.  Both sites offer adorable and trendy accessories on the cheap.  If you want to win all 3 pairs of earrings AND the fashion necklace:

Leave a separate comment for each:
Follow Stuff I Love via GFC +1
Like Stuff I Love on Facebook +1
Tweet about this giveaway +1
Facebook about this giveaway +1

4 chances to win - best of luck!
 
 
I hope you've enjoyed the giveaways so far!  We've got 3 more gifts to give away and I'm hoping you love them.  Today we have this sweet little candy bowl from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
It's about 6" cubed - the perfect size to hold some treats on your coffee table or counter.  Halloween is almost upon us - this would be a great addition to your holiday decor. 

Want to win it?  Please leave a separate comment for each:

Follow Stuff I Love via GFC +1
Like Stuff I Love on Facebook +1
Tweet about this giveaway +1
Facebook about this giveaway +1
Refer anyone to enter this giveaway and have them tell me you sent them +1 (for each of you
 
 
I hope you've enjoyed the giveaway so far.  We've had an awesome hairbow from Keely Mae Designs and a super cute shirt from Dulu Designs.  All giveaways are open until Saturday afternoon, so be sure to check them out and get your entry in!

Today I've got a bit of shameless self promotion.  I'm offering up an item from my shop, Mimi Baby Boutique.  I make all kinds of hand made crafts, though at the moment my emphasis is on jewelry and appliqué.  Here are some samples of the things in the shop:
The winner of this giveaway will receive any one item of their choice from my shop.  To enter, please leave a comment for each of the following:

Follow Mimi Baby Boutique via GFC and tell me what you would order if you won +1
Like Mimi Baby Boutique on Facebook +1
Tweet about this giveaway +1
Facebook about this giveaway +1
Follow Stuff I Love via GFC +1
Like Stuff I Love on Facebook +1
Purchase any item from the shop (including custom orders) and tell me what it was +5

Again, 11 chances to win!  Don't forget to share!
 
 
I guess I got a little ahead of myself - I was a day off all weekend - meant to start this giveaway today, but posted the first one yesterday - so if you missed the giveaway from Keely Mae Designs, please go check it out and enter!  All giveaways will be open until Saturday afternoon.

Today I am thrilled to introduce Mandy from Dulu DesignsMandy creates adorable hand appliquéd shirts for your whole family.  She has a large inventory of patterns, but she also takes custom orders.  She's great with holiday themes, favorite animals, birthday ideas - she's even made shirts for entire families to wear on their trips to Disney!
Aren't those designs amazing? We personally have 7 Dulu Designs and couldn't be more thrilled with them.  Not only do they look adorable, but they stand up to some heavy washing!  Here are my boys showing off their awesome Dulu shirts:
Want to win one?  Mandy will be giving one fan a custom made Christmas shirt!  Just in time for the holidays, this would make a great gift. 

To enter, please leave a separate comment for each entry:

Follow Dulu Designs blog  +1
Like Dulu Designs on Facebook +1
Tweet about this giveaway +1
Facebook about this giveaway +1
Follow Stuff I Love via GFC +1
Like Stuff I Love on Facebook +1
Order any shirt from Dulu Designs and tell me what you ordered +5

Once again that's 11 possible entries!  Good luck, and come back tomorrow for another awesome item!
 
 
We finally hit 50 fans on facebook, and to celebrate we are kicking off 5 whole days of giveaways!  I have some super cute items from some really amazing shops and I am so excited to share them with you!  All giveaways will be open until Saturday at 12:00pm CST. 

Today's sponsor is Erin with Keely Mae Designs!  Erin makes the most adorable hair bows and clippies for your little girl (or even for you!) 
Aren't they amazing?  Erin also takes custom orders.  Have a cute outfit for your little one that needs some accessorizing?  Send her a picture and she'll make you something to match.  And you all have a chance to win one of her fantastic bows!  In the spirit of Halloween, Erin is offering one of my readers this bow:
Want to win it?  There are tons of ways to enter.  Leave a separate comment below for each:

Follow Keely Mae Designs via GFC +1
Like Keely Mae Designs on Facebook +1
Tweet about this giveaway +1
Facebook about this giveaway +1
Follow Stuff I Love via GFC +1
Like Stuff I Love on Facebook +1
Order a bow from Keely Mae Designs and tell me what you ordered +5

That's a potential 11 entries!  Good luck to you all!! 
 
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