Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Viva Sweet Love Review and Giveaway

     Some companies strive to succeed... others strive to be the best! Viva Sweet Love is a shop that features screen printed items such as shirts, bags, towels and bedding. Each item is unique in its own right. They feature unique designs that are sure to catch your eye!

     Viva Sweet Love is owned and ran by Amy, a sweet New Yorker with a heart of gold. She has one goal... To make sure that the item you ordered is the best it can possibly be and you have the best shopping experience possible. Not only does she succeed at this but talking to her is like talking to a friend. No matter what questions you may have; she is more than happy to answer then and goes above and beyond to make you feel like you are at home when shopping with her.

     Viva Sweet Love has both a website and an Etsy store, which makes it super easy to find! And while checking out Viva Sweet Love on Etsy; I was amazed at Amy's feedback. Her service , outstanding attitude, and amazing craftsmanship keeps people coming back time and time again for a little piece of Viva Sweet Love.

      With Valentine's Day right around the corner I know that all of you are on the look out to get that special someone a gift. What is great about Viva Sweet Love is that they don't just cater to one crowd! You can find something for him, her, parents and baby all in one place, and it will be an original item that they will love for years to come.

So this year while everyone is getting flowers and candy... get your loved one something they are sure to remember! Get them something original! Get them some Viva Sweet Love!


Amy was so awesome and wanted you to get a taste of Viva Sweet Love!
One lucky winner will get the chance to own this awesome messenger bag!

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Decorate23 Review and Giveaway

      One thing that I absolutely love is working with new shops! It gives everyone the opportunity to check out something new as well as shop a new venue! Its exciting from both sides... at least for me! I got to work with Decorate23 on Etsy. Its a great shop that has everything you need to add a little bit of flare to your home, with a designer feel, without the designer price!

     Laura is the stores owner, she is always friendly and eager to answer any questions you may have. She is very curious and will go above and beyond to make sure that your shopping experience with her is the best it can possibly be. She has a quick response time and is extremely knowledgeable about her inventory.

     Decorate23 itself is beautifully laid out; with amazing pictures that are sure to please your senses. Decorate23 not only sells designer linen fabrics but also sells decorative pillows. So even if you aren't on your game at a sewing machine, you can still update your room with a designer feel.

     These are an example of two pillows that Laura carries at Decorate23! And of course my two favorites. While one is bright and vibrant, sure to catch anyone's eye, the other is more tame and elegant. Either route you choose to go.... these pillows are sure to get noticed in any room!

     Decorate23 also has a great selection of fabrics! They come in an array of colors and designs. As well as numerous designers. There is sure to be something for everyone. Each fabric is expertly cut and folded, then packaged and sent to your door at record time. Upon opening the package, you don't get any strong perfume scents or mustiness ... it is perfectly crisp, clean and new. You don't have worry about a purchase made from Decorate23. And those of you with allergies have no need to worry about your fabrics showing up doused in perfume.

     So whether you are looking to create a new item or maybe have one created for you. Decorate23 doesn't disappoint! You will get professional, friendly service and get a fantastic item from Decorate23. I know I will be shopping there again! So make sure to go check the out!


The Giveaway!
We wanted to make sure that you got the oppertunity to try out some of the items over at Decorate23! One lucky winner will have an opportunity to win a $25.00 Gift Card to Decorate23!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HalloweenCostumes.com Review and Giveaway

So I know what you are probably thinking... Halloween Mary? What are you thinking? We have a whole year til Halloween. Well yes we do. But many of you that read this blog are parents... just like me. And what comes with parents? Imaginative children! 

I got the great pleasure of working with HalloweenCostumes.com recently and man was I amazed. They have costumes not just for children but for adults as well and there are so many different ones you can find one for every occasion. Or maybe your child just wants to be a superhero... yes they have that too.

Also I know a lot of adults that have Valentine's Day parties coming up, and whats better on Valentine's Day than an angel or cupid? They also have more sexy costumes if that is your forte. 

For me I received 3 costumes from HalloweenCostumes.com. They were for my daughter and all 3 were amazing. The Bean loves to dress up... but I always have issues finding costumes that are durable and affordable for her to do so. And lets face it, every child has an image in there head of the superhero, princess or monster that they want to be. Why not help them embrace that creative side and let them pick out a costume, one thats going to stand up to the beating, you know its going to receive and still look as good as it did the day you took it out of the package?

HalloweenCostumes.com allow everyone to embrace their inner child, and do it well. They have so many different costumes that there is something for everyone! So head on over to HalloweenCostumes.com and pick something fun out! After all who says you only get to be a kid once? 

Head on over to HalloweenCostumes.com and tell me what you favorite costume is below in the comments. Also Fill out the lovely RaffleCopter below!

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Skip N' Whistle Review & Giveaway

I recently got the opportunity over the holidays to work with the wonderful company of Skip N' Whistle. The Owners Chris & Anne, were amazingly friendly and great to work with. Quick responses and always there to answer your questions.

They carry a wide variety of items such as Tees, Sweaters, Tank Tops, Scarfs and Messenger Bags. They sent me a cute tee which was called the Ugly Christmas Sweater T Shirt. Yeah... we all have those dreaded Christmas sweaters from family members... But come on a soft and comfy tee... ok, maybe I have to admit to my nerd-ness, but, I loved it!!!

This is the tshirt I was sent ( this model from there etsy page) is much better looking than I...
The Woman deer ugly christmas sweater Tee...

This was quickly shipped out to me, regardless of them being behind on there orders for the holiday season. Not to mention a quick note apologizing for any delay (which I have to say wasn't any).

It is made of 60/40 cotton/poly, soft material and felt as if it could easily be one of those worn tees... that you love to wear cause of its comfort.

 Skip N' Whistle is a delightful company to work with... one that I personally will be using on an upcoming birthday gift of a family member. I will continue to keep an eye on there etsy store to keep an eye on any new items as well.

Chris and Anne, have so graciously offered one of Sparkling Stars' readers an opportunity to get there own Ugly Christmas Tee... either Male or Female Tee from there store.

To Enter, Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Ends 1/17/13, International Giveaway and winner will pick a Male Female TShirt Only. 

Check out Skip N' Whistle at these places:

Skip N' Whistle Website
Etsy - Skip N' Whistle

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Imagine Fabric Review and Giveaway

I am always on the look out for great shops that have arts and craft like items, with good prices and friendly faces. I have also been asked by many followers to share with them where I get my supplies. I was lucky enough to stumble upon Imagine Fabric! Imagine Fabric has designer fabrics at amazing prices, and fantastic customer service.

Jo is Imagine Fabric's owner, and you couldn't imagine dealing with a more friendly person. You can tell that Jo takes a great pride in Imagine Fabric. She has a knowledge off all her inventory, and can easily answer any questions you may have in a professional and friendly way. After speaking with her I had no doubt that she would remember my name and that I was more than a number to her.

I received a Joel Dewberry Fabric Fat Quarter Bundle to review.

All fabrics arrived beautifully packaged in a clear cellophane bag with the Imagine Fabric logo. All cuts on the fabric were straight and each piece was a perfect fat quarter. I loved how this bundle had great corresponding fabrics and colors, perfect for any quilting project! All the fabrics were vibrant and odor free ... so those of you that are allergic to smoke or strong scents have nothing to worry about, your fabric will arrive clean and crisp.

Imagine Fabric has a great selection of designer fabrics. They have everything you can possibly imagine from Tina Givens to Amy Butler. And you won't have to wait long for your order to arrive! Jo ships all packages very quickly. I had mine within 2 days of it being shipped. Customer service doesn't get better than that.

Jo wanted to make sure that one lucky winner had the opportunity to try out some of her fabrics.She has offered the great Amy Butler fabric bundle below! And as an extra for those of you that are new to sewing. I will also supply you with an easy clutch pattern to try out on your Imagine Fabric; fabric bundle!


The Amy Butler Daisy Chain Fabric Collection is embellished with artistic flourishes that give a nod to our free spirited past! Daisy Chain is filled with earthy chic prints with a modern folk feel that harmonize in the four zen like color palettes. These romantic prints are perfect for fashion, home dec or quilting projects.

You will receive 12 different Amy Butler Fat Quarters from her Daisy Chain Collection. Each Fat Quarter measures approximately 18" 21". Fat Quarter Bundle will include all the designs as featured in the pictures.


Everyone has a chance to win. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering this question:
"Who is your favorite Fabric Designer?"
This giveaway will end on Tuesday Jan. 14th.
Earn up to 4 BONUS ENTRIES but just doing the following:
1. Tweet the giveaway. Copy this:
Checkout @ImagineFabric Fabric Giveaway! #giveaway #fabric: http://ow.ly/gA2lw
Then make sure to add an additional comment to this post with your Twitter ID.
2. Facebook this giveaway. Copy this:
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Then make sure to add an additional comment to this post with your Facebook ID.
3. Join our mailing list by submitting your e-mail address on our homepage where it says "JOIN OUR LIST" and post an additional comment that you joined the mailing list.
4. "PIN" your favorite Imagine Fabric fat quarter bundle or fabric design to your Pinterest Board. Just click "add" on your Pinterest account. Then add the link and add "Imagine Fabric" as the description. Post an additional commend that you have "pinned" Imagine Fabric.
**Please make sure to include your email at the bottom of each entry**.

all photos belong to Imagine Fabric; do NOT use them without the permission of the shops owner.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Make your Valentine's Day Unforgettable!

With Valentine's day right around the corner, many of you may be stuck with the realization that you have no idea what to get your significant other. I mean come on! Who really wants the same thing that they got last year right? Its boring! Why not get something that they are going to love and something that you will too... after all Valentine's day is all about couples right?

You may already have a preconceived notion of what EdenFantasys is ... a sex toy site! Well EdenFantasys doesn't just sell sex toys. They also have things to bring romance back into your relationship. Like bubble bath!

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to kick back and relax in a nice hot tub with that special someone? Have some orange scented bubbles tickle your nose? Not Soap Radio has a great line of bubble bath called Bubbles not Carbs. They are deliciously scented and the scent doesn't linger after its washed off... so you don't have to worry about it mixing with the scent of your perfume!

Personally I am a sucker for an amazing massage with some great massage oil! Ono Massage candle is made by Lelo and it has a light scent. Its great for those of you that have an issue with being allergic to certain scents. It also leaves your skin nicely moisturized without leaving it greasy in anyway. This candle is also great for moisturizing tattoos! The moisturizers in the oil will sink nicely into your skin leaving your tattoos vibrant!

So I have officially confused you and you have no idea what route to take now? Get the Getaway Kit! It has everything you need to have a special evening with your loved one! It even comes with a handy little case. That way you can pack it in your bag for your Valentines getaway and you significant other will have no idea what you have packed away in there.

Maybe you are a chocolate and flowers person? Take a new route on the chocolate and get Melt by beauty parlor! It is a chocolate body fondue! It comes with a cute little paint brush that you can use to paint the chocolate onto your partner. Or I also know someone that buys this for a romantic evening with her husband and she uses to dip strawberries in. Whichever way you use it... you're sure to have an unforgettable Valentine's day!

You can get all the items that I listed above from EdenFantasys.com! Make your Valentine's day a day to remember!

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