a Christmas with sweetworks + giveaway!!!


Living in hot & humid Tampa, Florida makes Christmas time not feel so "Christmas-y". Not that I would want to be dealing with blizzards & snow.....but cooler weather would be nice! And by cool weather I mean like 60 degrees....enough for a cute coat & some boots. Yes, a coat is required by us warm blooded Floridians if the temps drop below 70. So if the weather doesn't cooperate, it's the responsibility of decor & music to bring about the "Christmas-y" feeling we all love.

I was extra happy the day that a Christmas packed candy box from Sweetworks showed up on my doorstep! More help in bringing out that Christmas feeling!

This year we introduced "Elvis the elf" to BittyBeau - - so one of the days, Elvis went to great lengths to elicit a 'Santa's Sweets Shop' for the family.

Here's the candy I received....



Here's what I did Elvis did....




Some of the details....














And for the adults....a hot chocolate bar on my brand new COFFEE BAR!!! :) (a little excited about this new addition....)







Sweetworks is offering a giveaway to you fabulous readers!

Candy Packages to 25 Winners Valued at $50 include:
8oz Christmas Mix Gumballs Peg Bag (2)
4oz Peanutbutter Filled Santas (2)
4oz Foiled Solid Milk Ornaments (2)
1.7oz Christmas Cane w/ Sixlets (2)
Dark Mint Filled Break-A-Part  (1)
Mint Ovation Sticks (1)
Christmas Sixlets Theater Box (1)
4oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Laydown (1)
1.75oz Christmas Mix Pearls (1)
1.75oz Snowflake Mix Pearls (1)
1.5oz Shimmer Silver Stars (1)
1.5oz Shimmer Gold Stars (1)
3.5oz Foiled Semi-Solid Rocking Horse (1)
4.5oz Snowflake Mix Sixlets Jar (1)
4.5oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Jar (1)


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25 blogs +25 $50 Giveaways = $1250 in Candy Prizes & 25 Winners! 



fall fashionista event - - stella & dot style!

It's that time again! The FALL FASHIONISTA GIVEAWAY EVENT starts TODAY!!! 

I am so excited to offer this amazing Stella & Dot prize pack to one lucky winner. But first....for you newbies wondering, what is the fashionista giveaway???

 The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com and Katy from ModlyChic http://www.modlychic.com/
All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

You can see all the blog giveaway information at the bottom of this post, but here is some information for the grand prize that ALL are eligible to win.....
  • The  FALL Fashionista Events Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Grand Prize. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Midnight Velvet Clothing. 



Okay - so now for the FUN stuff. The winner of this giveaway has the option of the GOLD or SILVER prize pack. 
Here's what you'll get in either of the Stella & Dot prize pack!!

GOLD Prize Pack:
Our beloved Bello Bangle....



Our NEW Deja Vu Double Sided Studs in gold....




SILVER Prize Pack:

Our best selling Rhea Bangles....




Our new Deja Vu Double Sided Studs in silver...




Both prize packs come with a virtual style event for you & your fashion loving girlfriends, held over Facebook along with a $25 gift certificate to use at your virtual fashion event....




Ready to enter? Which will you choose?



LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway received a sample for this review. Compensation was not provided. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

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And when you're done, check out what the other Fashionistas are giving away on their blogs!!!


sweetworks candy display and giveaway!!!!

SweetWorks candy company sent me a box of Halloween / Fall treats to sample eat decorate with, and I wanted to share with you! I mean seriously, I'm 38 weeks pregnant....is this not every pregnant girl's dream? Come home to a BOX of candy on your doorstep. I think so. Gestational diabetes, what???

Here's a little about SweetWorks that is taken from their website....



I recruited the help of my mom - - who happens to have an unspoken love affair with Sixlets, that I knew nothing of. Seriously....had to watch her like a hawk. 

I knew I wanted to do a candy bar of some sort, especially with the variety of candy that they sent! Speaking of, be sure to scroll through this entire post because they are giving away candy to TEN lucky winners!!!


Here was the final product of our candy bar! It starts at my front door, and then continues on to the dining room table. I LOVE using not traditional centerpieces on my dining room table. And I especially love that the candy is fall AND Halloween themed. 



I change out the decor by my entry way for each holiday / season. So I thought it would be precious to do a candy bar since it's Halloween.




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I also change out the centerpieces on my dining room table, so I carried the theme over to there as well!









Aren't the jack-o-lantern gumballs, so cute!?!? I left some of the orange ones out, just randomly laying around the candy jars. 



The candy used was:



So now it's YOUR turn to win some candy stash!!! 



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fall trends: trend #1

Looking to spice things up with your wardrobe for fall!? I'll be sharing 3 trends to try, courtesy of Stella & Dot!





First up, Modern Femme - this may be my favorite!


This trend is all about the blush, rose, and neutral hues. I'm a HUGE fan of rose gold, so this is right up my alley. Here are a few pieces to integrate this trend into your wardrobe....


Yes, that is a little outside pocket for your phone. The fabric is mink nubuck blend, with the exception of the metallic area, which is saffiano. 




I LOVED this piece from the moment I saw it at our fashion show. The stones are handset in shades of pink & blush. It is such a stunner, and looks amazing paired with the Peach Somervell






The metallic geo chevron print is totally adorable, and this little pouch fits great inside the Bond Street Tote!
Use it as a clutch or a catch all. 

Here's the interior:







If you don't have rose gold in your wardrobe, this is a great starter piece!!!





Whenever my clients are looking for a "go to" piece, that layers nicely, can be paired with a tshirt & jeans, or dressed up, I constantly refer them to this piece. It's just a solid piece to have!



Finally....

Actually, all the Nancy Studs are a staple item to have!  


Two more trends to come, this week!
Stay tuned!

a little q&a

I have been getting more emails lately about being a Stella & Dot stylist, so I thought I'd take it to the blog. (I'm also hosting an informative yet super casual event via Facebook next week. If you're interested, send me an email so I can get you the details!)

I am 34 weeks pregnant, mom to an adorable toddler, and wife to one amazing guy. I also work full time as a purchasing manager (3 days from home, 2 from the office)....so why on earth would I want to add to my already full plate???

Easy. The style is irresistible, and if "mama ain't happy...." ;) I have been with Stella & Dot for 2 years now. It was a huge thing for me to join a direct selling company....the stigma that comes with direct sales is not one I really wanted to have to deal with. A few bad apples, in my opinion, had ruined the entire bunch - - in this instance, one direct sales company being a "scheme", to me meant that all direct sales were a "scheme".

For anyone considering any position with a direct sales company, keep this in mind: pyramid schemes are illegal. Just because a company is "direct sales" does not mean it's a pyramid. I had to get that through my head when I was researching Stella & Dot.

Some of the top questions I have been asked regarding Stella & Dot:
1. What is the initial investment? I normally reply with, "what's your interest level?" We offer 3 different starter kit options: $199, $499, & $699. All of them provide you with a business in a box: everything you need to get your business off the ground. If this is more of a hobby option for you, then stick with the $199 kit. If you are looking to perhaps make a career change, then go for the $699 kit.
2. Do you actually make money with this? Um, YES. From the first day you sign on, you make 25% commissions on all of your sales. There is a potential of making 30% and even 35% commissions. Everything is laid out for you, and really user friendly. If you decide to "build a team" by sponsoring others that love the brand, then you'll build on your earnings and make even more. The potential to earn a living is definitely there - - - but like with working out, you get what you put into it!
3. How many hours do I have to work? You don't have to do anything you don't want to do. This is your business. You would set your hours, and you would be the only one keeping YOU accountable. You could do a trunk show a month (average about $250 commissions), or you could do 4 trunk shows a month (average about $1000 commissions). I like to suggest to those asking me, evaluate your goals & needs. That will determine how much you "have to work". To be honest, this doesn't feel like work to me. I thoroughly enjoy working this business! Isn't that the best job? To work somewhere that you look forward to "working"???



With all that said, there are sporadic sign up specials that our corporate office offers throughout the year. One was literally just launched yesterday: an extra $100 in product credit to all new stylists. If you are even the least bit intrigued by this company, shoot me an email and let's discuss your hesitations / questions / concerns.



sale-ing with Stella & Dot

There is a BIG summer time sale going on over at my e-boutique.

Here are some of my top picks, that I don't think you should over look at these great prices!!

The Mercury NecklaceTwo metal chains stitched together by hand to create this unique hematite statement piece. Colored threads and rose gold metal nuggets make a truly avant garde look.
normally $168, on sale for $75.60

 



The Getaway in Red IkatHave style, will travel. This weekender makes packing a cinch. Expands in a zip for spontaneous shopping!
normally $138, on sale for $77.63

 



Mallorca ChandeliersWhite stones set in vintage gold with freely swinging drops. Laid back, casual, polished.
normally $49, on sale for $31.24




Luxembourg Scarf in Cerulean TigerWrap up in luxurious printed scarves this season. Keeping you cozy for a day of running errands and the most perfect comfortable wrap as you go into the night. It can be worn SO MANY WAYS: vest, skirt, sarong, and of course the billion ways you can tie it as a scarf
normally $59, on sale for $22.13




Eden RingThis darling cubic zirconia pave pyramid sits on top of a hand-sculpted shank. Available in sizes 5 to 9.
normally $29, on sale for $13.05

 



Etoile PendantSee how you sparkle in this sterling silver disc pendant dangling from a sterling silver chain. Cubic Zirconia stones play with the light. Toss on a pair of matching Etoile Drops—dazzling. Also makes a brilliant gift.
normally $59, on sale for $35.40
 


Those are just some of my top picks from our SALE! But you definitely need to check out everything on sale, and do it fast! Prices go back up on 9/2! Check it all out HERE.
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