Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September's Book of the Month

Hi everyone,

As you may know this month's book of the month challenge to read Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris is now coming to a close if you are wanting to submit your review then please email me the review or the link to the review. I will save it and add it to next month's giveaway. That brings me to next month's Book of the Month winner...

 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human ... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.”

So if you are interested then start reading and email me your reviews to ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com. Any ideas for September's giveaway prizes?
***Before leaving a comment please follow this guide. It helps so that bloggers can contact you back ASAP. Thanks***


Monday, August 30, 2010

New Blog Design 08.30.10

So what do you all think of my new blog design? Larissa from Welcome to Larrisa's Bookish Life created it!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Link Up Your GIVEAWAYS! 08.28.10-09.04.10

I know that I am like most of you all and catch the good giveaways after they have already ended. So in order to put a stop to that I am asking that you link your giveaways in the Mr. Linky below. Make sure to include what it is and when it ends. For example: Dohgie Treats - ends 9/29

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Blog Hops! 08.17.10

Book Blogger Hop

center>Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

At this time I am using the 5 star rating system that is located on my sidebar. I am currently in the process of receiving a blog design from Larissa so I will be getting a new one soon. Hope everyone has a great Friday and I can't wait to visit new blogs and see answers to this question. Also if you want to leave a comment please include you blog URL or your goodreads URL I want to make sure to be able to visit your blog too!!!

Wow! The first book that I remember reading? Now that is a hard question!! I would have to say my bedtime stories book that my grandma gave me for Christmas one year. I used to read it all the time as a kid and it still sits on my bookshelf! It was full of all the stories like Hansel and Gretel and Jack and the Beanstalk.

So what was your first book that you have ever read? Also do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so what is it and why?

Dint forget to leave your blog URL so that I can visit your blog too!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award!! 08.19.10

I received this lovely award from ADDICTED TO ROMANCE and from JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER !! It such a wonderful award to receive and it is my second award that I have won since May 2010!! Thanks!


  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

  2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

  3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Here are the fellow bloggers that I truly believe should receive this award. I am chossing to give this award to new blogs that I meet tonight!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

GiIVEAWAY: ARCs Galore...A NEW International Giveaway!!

Carol of Carol's Prints is having an awesome ARCs Galore Contest!

Here's what you can win:


ARC of PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White


ARC of DARK WATER by Laura McNeal

(2) ARCs of RADIANCE by Alison Noel

ARC of JANE by April Lindner

ARC of DARK SONG by Gail Giles




I know you want to enter! So go HERE and check it out!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Etsy Shop Review: Oh Sew Sweet Creations


Oh Sew Sweet Creation's shop announcement:

"I LOVE birthday's and my business is just an extension of my life. I enjoy creating items that will surely brighten a child's Special Day. All the items I feature are made to order and handmade by me. I take pride in sewing every detail with care. Custom orders are always welcome!
Thanks for stopping by!"
I found this amazing little shop the other day while browsing around Etsy. We all know how much I love Etsy. LOL. This lady here is really special and puts a lot of detail into the items that she offers. All of her items are of excellent quality and here are a few that she has to offer:

Start a Birthday Tradition! This Happy Birthday Banner will surely make your little one's birthday celebration special and can be reused for many years!

Each letter measures 5" and is made up of wool felt in shades of red, green, yellow, orange and blue hand sewn with contrasting thread. Letters are strung together with coordinating ribbon. Entire banner, including ribbon, measures approx 9 feet.

Add your child's name for an additional $8 to personalize their Happy Birthday Banner! http://www.etsy.com/listing/53381347/personalization-happy-birthday-banner


"Just what your little cook ordered!

Size 2T-5T and made from cotton materials. This adorable apron is adorned with a bright pink border and is machine washable. The skirt's width is 11 inches at it's widest point and the sash is 40 inches long."

"Perfect for your kiddo's 1st birthday!

This navy blue t-shirt is short sleeved and is size 12 months. It is adorned with a blue striped #1 and is machine washable.

Every Special Day deserves a little whimsy!"

"Perfect for either a Birthday Celebration or imaginative play!

Made from light pink wool felt with your Child's initial centered between two white stars. Crown has a cotton fabric covered elastic back to fit various ages and sizes. Colors may vary slightly.

Indicate the initial you want on the crown in the "Message to Seller" at check out along with your child's age for measurement.

The crown above is what I received for the review. When I opened the package and saw the crown inside. I was so ecstatic and had to try it on right away. It fit perfectly! Once my parents and sister got home they all had to try it on also. Everyone loved this crown. The seller was amazing and offered to help me and answer any questions that I had. The shipping was quick and expertly wrapped. No harm was done in the making of this product =D Orders are shipped within 5 business days. If you need your item sooner, please convo her and she will do her best to accommodate you. Items are shipped USPS Priority Mail and will be received within 2-3 business days after they have shipped.

All in all this shopkeeper deserves a whopping 5 out of 5 for friendliness, and creativity!!!!!


Name: Kelli Ames-Smith

Shop Name: Oh Sew Sweet Creations
Shop URL: http://www.ohsewsweetcreations.etsy.com/

I'm a Montana native who relocated to the Soggy Pacific Northwest a few years ago. I recently became a mommy and decided to stay home with my daughter, Emily. Being at home has allowed me to hone in on my creativity, and I'm loving it!

My business is just an extension of my life. I love birthday's. I enjoy creating items that will surely brighten a child's Special Day. All the items I feature are handmade by me and I take pride in sewing every tiny detail with care. I believe every Special Day deserves a little whimsy and every child deserves a Special Birthday.

GIVEAWAY @ Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

500 Premium Business Card giveaway!

U Printing, your one stop printing company, is giving away one of my lucky readers 500 premium business cards! This is awesome for any of you Etsy artists or business owners! You can either choose :

2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)

14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock

Full Color Both Sides

They have a wide selection of templates or you can upload your own design. You really can't beat their selection or quality for all your business card printing needs. This is an amazing opportunity to get professional business cards for free, and is open to US residents 18 and older.

If you just insist on entering this giveaway the you can click here!

Friday Blog Hops! 08.20.10 (I know I'm late posting)

Book Blogger Hop

How many blogs do you follow?

This is an interesting question. I just checked and as of 2:31 PM on Friday August the 20th 2010, I follow 254! Wow that is a big number! However I do not get the chance to visit every single blog a day, I do try to keep up with the new posts that show up on blogger! I just want to say thanks to all of my 214 followers! I kinda want to do something big on my birthday which is Novemeber 13. I will be 20. Wouldnt it be cool if I could get 2000 followers by then? Man that would bbe a great bday present - *hint*hint* What would be a something good to giveaway if I get that many followers by then? What would I need to do in order to get more followers? Anything need to be changed? Please let me know. Whoever participates in helping me will get extra entries in the giveaway (if there is one)!! Just comment below with your ideas or suggestions and ways to get more followers!

Smart and Trendy Moms

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GIVEAWAY: ARCs! ARCs! ARCs! @ Babbling Flow

Here is what you can win. In order to see the pictures and fill out the form then click here!

A set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (hardcover) and BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS (ARC)! BOTH are signed by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!!

>>These books are awesome. Seriously awesome. If you haven't already read BC, you're crazy in my book ;-) And BD... well, all I can say is wow. It releases in October (Little Brown), but you so want to read it sooner if you can!

An ARC of NIGHTSHADE, by Andrea Cremer.

>>First of all, the book has one of the best covers... EVER. Second, it doesn't let you down in the pages!
"While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats." Uh, yeah. Enough said! (October 19, Philomel)

An ARC of ROT & RUIN, by Jonathan Maberry.

>>With a tagline like "Benny Imura couldn't hold a job, so he took to killing" who wouldn't want to read this?
Growing up in a zombie-infested world, Benny reluctantly agrees to train as a zombie killer, but ends up discovering what it really means to be human. (October 5, Simon & Schuster)


>>A funny and sharp novel in which 15-year-old Katey goes to school in the Game: a mall converted into a "school" run by corporate sponsors. Except she finds out she doesn't have rights to her ideas, her privacy, or her identity--and that's not okay with her. (October 5, Balzer + Bray)

An ARC of HALT'S PERIL, by John Flanagan.

>>For all you Ranger's Apprentice lovers (of which there are many, over 2 million of these books have been sold, holy moly!) this is the ninth installment in the series. In this one: the false prophet of the Outsider cult escaped, and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses the border. (October 5, Philomel)

An ARC of THE GOBLIN GATE, by Hilari Bell.

>>This is the highly anticipated sequel to The Goblin Wood! Jeriah is thrust into a tangled web of political intrigue when he uncovers a dangerous secret--one that could change the fate of an entire kingdom! (October 5, Harper Teen)

An ARC of JANE, by April Lindner.

>>This is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre--except in this one, Jane falls in love with a rockstar! Too bad they're haunted by a torturous secret from his past. (October 11, Poppy)

An ARC of THE WINDS OF HEAVEN, by Judith Clarke.

>>Clarke, a Printz Honor winner, tells the compelling tale of Clementine and Fan: cousins and best friends. But when the summer's over, small tragedies threaten to tear them apart from each other... and themselves. (September 28, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Review & GIVEAWAY: Auntie Bubbles & Boogie Wipes


Auntie Bubble's shop announcement :
"**Check out the SALE section for new markdowns**
****Please vote in the 10new.com A-List Competition! Auntie Bubbles could be named #1 in Children's Clothing****
All of my adorable, affordable, handmade fashions are machine washable and playground approved. I make dresses, skirts, funky fun outfits and Ts with Ties for boys. Everything is priced from $10- $35!
If you are looking for a specific color, theme or matching outfits just let me know and I'll whip it up for you! There is no extra charge for custom orders.
Happy Shopping!
Auntie Bubbles
*Want to receive updates on new designs, upcoming events and exclusive discounts? Just send a convo or email me (auntiebubbles@ymail.com) with your name and email address to be added to my interest list!"
I found this cute shop the other day while browsing around Etsy. I know it is becoming another addiction of mine =D. I absolutely fell in love with her items especially the onesie with a tie. The main thing that caught my attention was the name of the store : Auntie Bubbles. It made me think back to when I was younger sitting on my grandmother's floor playing with the scraps of fabric as she sewed.

Here is a small glimpse at what Auntie Bubbles has to offer in her store:

This adorable, affordable, handmade fashion is machine washable and playground approved.

Size: 2T

**Love the dress but not your size? Just let me know and I’ll whip up the size you need! Most custom orders are ready and in the mail within 5 business days at no additional cost.**

This adorable, affordable, handmade fashion is machine washable and playground approved.

Size: 3-9mos

This adorable, affordable, elastic waistband skirt is machine washable and playground approved.

Size: 4-5T

**Love the skirt but not your size? Just let me know and I’ll whip up the size you need! Most custom orders are ready and in the mail within 5 business days at no additional cost.**

Regular price $10.00 Sale price $5.00

This adorable, affordable, handmade fashion is machine washable and playground approved!

Size: 5T
This is the item that I received. It is size 3-6 months. It is extremely soft and ADORABLE! When I saw this onesie I automatically thought of a baby at my church. We have VBS which stands for Vacation Bible School and this year's theme was High Seas. I think this onesie would've been cute on him with the little anchors. The tag is sewn it the back so that it will not irritate your little one's precious neck. It came to me wrapped in tulle with a ribbon along with the washing instructions.

Name: Kathleen (aka: Auntie Bubbles) My nieces gave me this nickname after I had a serious case of the hiccups. I guess it just stuck!
Store Name: Auntie Bubbles
Store URL: www.auntiebubbles.etsy.com

Tell us a little about yourself, the seller behind the store./ Why did you decide to open a shop? What does your shop mean to you?

I’ve always had an idea of what type of clothing I was looking for, but couldn’t always find exactly what I had in my mind. That’s when I purchased a sewing machine and started making my own clothing. When my sister started having little girls, I started sewing for them. I had so much fun experimenting with fun, silly, loud fabrics…. Stuff I couldn’t get away with, but a three year old could! My sister along with my friends with children always told me that I should start selling my creations. It took me a while to work up the courage, but once I started my etsy shop I can’t stop thinking that I should have done this earlier!

I’ve been working since I was 12 years old. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. My first business attempt was selling rocks door to door in my neighborhood. I would put them on one of my mom’s cookie sheets and then canvas the neighborhood for customers! When that didn’t work out, I started a babysitting company. Eventually, I completed my studies in college and joined Corporate America.

My identity has always been strongly connected to my job title “I’m Kathleen, the babysitter”, ‘I’m Kathleen the Marketing Manager”. “I’m Kathleen the Regional Advertising Executive”. When the corporation that I was working for dissolved as a result of the economy, I was a lost…. Who is “Kathleen” now? “Kathleen the unemployed” simply would not do. I decided to just focus Kathleen the daughter, friend, sister and aunt… rolls that were sometimes left behind while I fought to get the next raise, promotion, award, etc. Now I get to spend a bunch of time with my darling nieces and nephews doing what I love the most, spoiling them rotten!

My etsy shop means the world to me! I’m thoroughly enjoying doing “my own thing”. I love being my own boss and using my creative side.

What's your store about? What do you typically sell or sell the most?

All of my designs are handmade with lots of love. It is important that all of my creations are machine washable and playground approved. I want to always make affordable clothing for kids to wear and not worry about getting it dirty. I make skirts, dresses and super fun separates. My niece, Alexandra, likes to call the separates her cha-cha diva outfits! I also have Ts with Ties for boys and onsies with ties for the itty bitty babies. The hottest items all depend on the season and where the shoppers are located. Since it’s always sunny in San Diego, I have to remind myself to make clothes for autumn and winter!

Random Questions, pick one or as many as you like and tell why.

Crayons or Color Pencils—Crayons!! I love mixing the colors together. I also love the feeling of smooth crayon wax on paper… oh and the smell! There’s nothing like the smell of a brand new box of crayons!

Anchovies or Pepperoni— Neither. I love a pizza with fresh mozzarella, roasted veggies and basil. Yummmmmy!

Pink or Blue-- Both! AND green, yellow, purple, chocolate brown, orange… etc

Cherries or Blueberries— Blueberries! I love blueberry jam, blueberry pie, blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, blueberry smoothies, blueberries in yogurt… blueberries in everything!

Flip Flops or Sneakers— I am officially a flip flop girl! Ever since I moved to Southern California my toes have wanted to be free!

So now since we seen what Auntie Bubbles has for cute little Boogers to wear now lets teach them where to stick there boogies!

I have a story that I would like to share with you all. Close your eyes and imagine with me.

"Imagine that your riding down the road to the grocery store with your little Booger...ummm I mean child. He is all fussy and angry and then the next thing you know he is quiet almost too quite. So you decide that maybe he just fell asleep. So you get to the grocery store and you go to get him out of his seat and you notice boogies everywhere. On the window, on his clothes, and even on your brand new leather seats. When you thought he was asleep he was actually playing with his boogies and making boogie masterpieces. You reach to get a baby wipe and then realize that you left your diaper bag and other important items at the house. So that means no diapers, and no change of clothing." This is how you day would be without Boogie Wipes.

Now would you like to see how your day with Boogie Wipes would be?

"While your driving down the road you hand your child a Boogie Wipe and mention that if he puts his boogies in there then he will be a good little boy and who knows he may even get a surprise sometime soon. When you get to the store he shows you all his new found boogies and you show him how to throw it in the trash can. Then you go about your business. Boogie Wipes = No Mess!"

For a limited time only if you purchase 3 Boogie Wipes you can send in the UPCs and receive a free Boogs:

Everytime your little Booger sees this he can remember to put his boogies in Boogie Wipes! Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue. They even have adult wipes too!


So the Boogie Mom's are letting me give my readers (2) packs of 30-count wipes to one extremely lucky WINNER! You can choose from any of the flavors above!


Must be follower!
Ends Aug 30th

In the comment field below leave-
Your Name/Alias

Extra Entries:

+2 Follow BoogieMom on Facebook
+2 Follow BoogieMom on Twitter
+2 Join the BoogieBunch
+2 Follow me on Twitter (@ashleybookshelf)
+2 Follow me on Facebook - link on sidebar
+2 Follow me on Networked blogs - link on sidebar
+2 Subscribe to me by email - link on sidebar
+10 Blog Post
+4 Tweet
+3 Link on Sidebar

Must leave links and ID names below or entry will not be counted!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Book Tour : One Bloody Thing After Another

One Bloody Thing After Another by Joey Comedu
160 pages

Jackie has a map of the city on the wall of her bedroom, with a green pin for each of her trees. She has a first-kiss tree and a broken-arm tree. She ...more Jackie has a map of the city on the wall of her bedroom, with a green pin for each of her trees. She has a first-kiss tree and a broken-arm tree. She has a car-accident tree. There is a tree at the hospital where Jackie’s mother passed away into the long good night. When one of them gets cut down, Jackie doesn't know what to do but she doesn't let that stop her. She picks up the biggest rock she can carry and puts it through the window of a car. Smash. She intends to leave before the police arrive, but they're early.

Ann is Jackie’s best friend, but she’s got problems of her own. Her mother is chained up in the basement. How do you bring that up in casual conversation? "Oh, sorry I've been so distant, Jackie. My mother has more teeth than she’s supposed to, and she won't eat anything that’s already dead." Ann and her sister Margaret don't have much of a choice here. Their mother needs to be fed. It isn't easy but this is family. It’s not supposed to be easy. It'll be okay as long as Margaret and Ann still have each other.

Add in a cantankerous old man, his powerfully stupid dog, a headless ghost, a lesbian crush and a few unsettling visits from Jackie’s own dead mother, and you'll find that One Bloody Thing After Another is a different sort of horror novel from the ones you're used to. It’s as sad and funny as it is frightening, and it is as much about the way families rely on each other as it is about blood being drooled on the carpet. Though, to be honest, there is a lot of blood being drooled on the carpet


[If you are interested in this book please make sure to read the instructions here and then comment with your name, state, country, and email]

1. Lea | OH, USA.
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. Ashley | Ga, USA

Book Tour : The Unwritten Rule

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
224 pages

Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don't like your best friend's boyfriend.

Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.

Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she's thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It's wonderful...and awful.

Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more...

[If you are interested in this book please make sure to read the instructions here and then comment with your name, state, country, and email]
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. Ashley | Ga, USA

Book Tour : Pieces of Happily Ever After

Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell
296 pages

What happens after “happily ever after”? Alice Hirsh is about to find out…

Alice, a former New Yorker who thought she’d never feel ...more What happens after “happily ever after”? Alice Hirsh is about to find out…

Alice, a former New Yorker who thought she’d never feel at home in the bizarre world of the San Fernando Valley, was adapting, raising her 5-year-old daughter while trying to keep her job and make her new house a home. When her attorney husband lands a trophy client – box-office queen Rose Maris – things begin to look up. Then Alex starts working late – a lot. He crunches his paunch into a six-pack and trades his Gap ensembles for Armani everything.

Soon, Rose and Alex’s affair blazes in the tabloids and Alice is plunged into trash-gossip hell. Her life crumbles around her as she navigates her newly single self through suburban LA --a place rife with porn stars, psycho soccer moms and nutty neighbors.

Is there a chance to wrest Alex from the Sexiest Woman Alive? And if so... would Alice want him back? And what about George--her college sweatheart? Or Johnny, a walking charm-bomb paparazzo? As Alice inventories the rubble of her life, she desperately searches for her bearings and is forced to ask herself what she really wants from life, love and herself.


[If you are interested in this book please make sure to read the instructions here and then comment with your name, state, country, and email]

1. Angelique | CA, US
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. Ashley | Ga, USA

ARC Tour : Waking the Witch

Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
[Women of the Otherworld, #11]
309 pages

The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at 21 she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town as a favor to one of the agency's associates. At first glance, the murders look garden-variety human, but on closer inspection signs point to otherworldly stakes.

Soon Savannah is in over her head. She's run off the road and nearly killed, haunted by a mystery stalker, and freaked out when the brother of one of the dead women is murdered when he tries to investigate the crime. To complicate things, something weird is happening to her powers. Pitted against shamans, demons, a voodoo-inflected cult and garden-variety goons, Savannah has to fight to ensure her first case isn't her last. And she also has to ask for help, perhaps the hardest lesson she's ever had to learn.

[If you are interested in this book please make sure to read the instructions here and then comment with your name, state, country, and email]

1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. Ashley | Ga, USA

IMM =D [4]

Books from Giveaways:


One Child by Jeff Buick {ARC}




13 to Life by Shannon Delany {@Shannon_Delany}

(2) 13 to Life buttons
(2) 13 to Life Postcards {Signed}
(2) 13 to Life bookmarks {Signed}

50 The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard bookmarks {@jennrhubbard}

This is all I received for the week. I still feel like I am forgetting something.

What all did you guys get?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

1000 Follower Giveaway @ Reading With Tequila

Reading with Tequila

The Books

Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks
Alpha by Rachel Vincent
Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin
Double Cross by Carolyn Crane
Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan
Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
Driven to Ink by Karen E Olson
The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman
An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Sacrifice by Dakota Banks
Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
Feed by M T Anderson
Hunger by Michael Grant
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Masques by Patricia Briggs
Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter
The Winners
We start with 3 winners!
1st winner receives their choice of 3 books
2nd winner gets 2 books
3rd winner gets 1 book
For every 50 new followers, another 1 book winner is added!
1050 followers = 4th winner
1100 followers = 5th winner
1150 followers = 6th winner
No limit on the number of possible winners!
**If you are interested in this giveaway then click on the badge above and it will take you straight to the sign up page**

Friday, August 13, 2010

Etsy Shop Review : My Little Sweeties

My Little Sweeties's Shop Announcement:
"I am a stay at home mom who loves to create. I enjoy making my daughters unique items that you can't find in stores. Enjoy my fun items, and have fun dressing up your little sweeties! Custom orders welcome!"
I found this cute shop the other day when browsing around Etsy. They have the most adorable, affordable children items. Each item is handcrafted with love. Here are a few of the products My Little Sweeties has to offer:

This bow is perfect for all of your little girls cute brown and pink fall outfits. It also looks great on a headband!

This bow is 5 inches long.

My bows are treated for fraying. This bow is on an alligator clip.

You are buying the bow Only, the headband is sold separately.

All bows come from a smoke and pet free home."

"Every little diva needs the perfect birthday outfit! This onsie is perfect for a summer birthday party or a photo shoot. I love the ruffle bum! The onsie I will be using is by miniwear, it's a Babies "R" Us brand. You can get this onsie in a size 12 months or 18 months. The finished onsie will have a zig zag stitch around the one. Let me know if you would like a bow on the one and on the backside.

Thanks for looking! Please let me know if you have any questions. All items are from a pet and smoke free home."

"It includes one pair of 0-6 month zebra crib shoes.

The sole of the crib shoes measures four inches long. They are zebra print with a pink zig zag pattern across the top. The soles are adorable fuchsia."

"This Halloween dress is so adorable! You little one will be the talk of the town! It measures 13 inches long. It goes great with a turtle neck and tights.

This is the only one available in this material."

"This set is perfect for a baby shower, or for your little Diva. It includes one pair of 0-6 month crib shoes, one brown 0-12 months headband, and an adorable blue w/brown polka dot print bow.

The sole of the crib shoes measures four inches long. They are brown with blue and white polka dots with blue ribbon and a brown zig zag pattern across the top. The soles are soft and velvety.

You can also use the headband with any other bows you choose.

The little bow is adorable! It measures three inches long and is the perfect size for a headband. It's also so cute in a little ponytail. It is on an alligator clip and is heat treated for fraying. All bows come from a smoke/pet free home. Thanks for looking! ☺" This is the gift set that I received!

My Thoughts:

I thought this product was completely adorable. I was ecstatic when I saw it. The shoes are nice and soft and every baby would be lucky to be styling in them. I know I would if they were in my size.

The headband is made out of pantyhose so it is super comfy and doesnt leave those marks on your baby's head like most headbands.

The bow is cute and nicely put together. It is also interchangeable with any of her other bows.

The seller wwas willing to work with me and answer any questions that I had. She was nice and polite and didnt give me in trouble or attitude. Not to mention that the delivery was super fast, and it comes on a cute card with the seller's website for future reference.

All in all I give this seller an whopping 5 out of 5 for her AMAZING PRODUCTS and the SERVICE!

and also the elixir of Excellence!


Name: Jennifer Sharpe
Store Name: My Little Sweeties
Store URL: mylittlesweeties.etsy.com

1. Tell us a little about yourself, the seller behind the store.

I am a SAHM to two beautiful little girls. I love to learn and create new things. I love bargain shopping and all things crafty.

2. What's your store about? What do you typically sell or sell the most?

My store is about giving the customer boutique creations at an affordable price. I love beautiful children’s clothes and bows, but I am not able to shop at the expensive boutiques myself. I want to give my customer beautiful things for their children that are affordable.

I’ve sold more pillowcase dresses and bows than anything else. The best thing about pillowcase dresses is that you can dress them up or down, wear them with long sleeves or tights. Also, your little lovely can wear her dress as a top when it gets too short. And who doesn’t love bows!

3. Why did you decide to open a shop?

I decided to open my shop because I love to sew and create. I love to make my girls matching outfits and bows. My friend and family kept telling me I should sell my creations. When strangers started telling me the same thing, I decided maybe it was a good idea.

4. What does your shop mean to you?

I love having the chance to create beautiful things for people. I put 100% into each item I make. I love having my etsy shop, it’s just a lot of fun!

5. Random Questions, pick one or as many as you like and tell why.

Crayons or Color Pencils- Color Pencils because they are much neater than crayons.

Anchovies or Pepperoni – Pepperoni because anchovies gross me out.

Pink or Blue- Pink, because I’m a girly girl!

Cherries or Blueberries- Cherries, Yum! They are my favorite fruit!

Flip Flops or Sneakers- Flip flops almost all year long. At least till my toes start getting numb.

**Fine point: I received no payment for this review all I received was this product to review. Everything said was my own personal opinion.**