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Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along 10/26/10

Ever wish you had a Tuesday Tag-Along reminder each week? 
The solution is simple! Just subscribe to Twee Poppets via email! You'll receive a brief email on each day that I make a new post (including my weekly TTA post) - but no spam, ever! It's also a great way to learn about my new giveaways.
       
      Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!



      Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!


      Without further ado...
      Here's how it works:
      • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
      • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
      • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
      • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
      • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
      • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
      • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
      The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

      There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


      Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
      Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (Inside a blog post does NOT count; it must be on the actual page, e.g. in the sidebar. And since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

      Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

      This week's lucky blog hopper is #8 - Life of Us! Congratulations!






      Thanks for being a part of Tuesday Tag-Along! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea from Twee Poppets directly, at TweePopACap@gmail.com. Have fun!

      Monday, October 18, 2010

      Tuesday Tag-Along 10/19/10

      Ever wish you had a Tuesday Tag-Along reminder each week? 
      The solution is simple! Just subscribe to Twee Poppets via email! You'll receive a brief email on each day that I make a new post (including my weekly TTA post) - but no spam, ever! It's also a great way to learn about my new giveaways.
           
          Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!



          Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!


          Without further ado...
          Here's how it works:
          • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
          • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
          • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
          • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
          • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
          • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
          • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
          The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

          There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


          Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
          Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (Inside a blog post does NOT count; it must be on the actual page, e.g. in the sidebar. And since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

          Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

          This week's lucky blog hopper is #30 - Burciko's! Congratulations!






          Thanks for being a part of Tuesday Tag-Along! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea from Twee Poppets directly, at TweePopACap@gmail.com. Have fun!

          Monday, October 11, 2010

          Tuesday Tag-Along 10/12/10

          Ever wish you had a Tuesday Tag-Along reminder each week? 
          The solution is simple! Just subscribe to Twee Poppets via email! You'll receive a brief email on each day that I make a new post (including my weekly TTA post) - but no spam, ever! It's also a great way to learn about my new giveaways.


          Psssssst! While you're here, why not enter one of my great giveaways? Here's what you can win right now on Twee Poppets:
              Don't miss out!
               

              Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!



              Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!


              Without further ado...
              Here's how it works:
              • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
              • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
              • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
              • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
              • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
              • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
              • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
              The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

              There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


              Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
              Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (Inside a blog post does NOT count; it must be on the actual page, e.g. in the sidebar. And since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

              Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

              This week's lucky blog hopper is #121 - Everyday Philanthropist! Congratulations!






              Thanks for being a part of Tuesday Tag-Along! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea from Twee Poppets directly, at TweePopACap@gmail.com. Have fun!

              Sunday, October 10, 2010

              Cornucopia of Blogs Hop - Featured Blogger!


              We are kicking off a celebration of the Fall Season by hosting Cornucopia of Blog Hop!

              Hosted by
              Mama to 4 Blessings ~ a homeschool, thrifty, child related crafts, reviews & giveaways blog,
              Survey Junkie ~ great reviews & giveaways plus some really great link ups throughout the week!
               Musings of a Stay at Home Mom ~ homeschooling blog
              Fun Saving Money ~ Monday menu's - awesome receipes & coupons to print to go with the receipe, reviews & giveaways plus other great saving tips!

              This week's Featured Guest Blogger is me, Twee Poppets! I'm so excited to be the featured blogger this week, and I'm very grateful that our four wonderful hostesses chose me - thank you, ladies!


              1.Follow ALL 4 of your hostesses. Make sure to leave us comments (we do follow back). Link up to this hop by adding your blog to the linky list below. Please remember this is not a "giveaway link up" also keep this clean and family friendly.

              2. Please feel free to grab our Cornucopia of Blog Hop!

              3. Make sure to follow this week's Featured Blogger Twee Poppets.  Each week a new featured blogger who will be chosen at random, but you must be participate in the weekly link up - that's how we will choose a new featured blogger every week! So please come back every week & link up because you could be our next featured guest blogger!

              Friday, October 8, 2010

              Mega Swag Bucks Friday! 10/8/10


              Search & Win

              Today is Mega Swag Bucks Friday! That means that odds of receiving large amounts of Swag Bucks are increased - all for doing the same easy things you always do! You can get Swag Bucks in multiples of 10, 100, or if you're really lucky, even 1000! And with that, you could get some awesome prizes.

              In case you haven't learned about Swag Bucks yet, here's how this terrific program works! On Swagbucks.com, you earn virtual dollars called "Swag Bucks" which can then be traded in for REAL prizes! They have all sorts of things you can win, including gift certificates to Amazon, Target, Paypal, and more. There are also plenty of prizes besides gift certificates - almost anything you could think of. There's something for everyone!

              How do you earn Swag Bucks? It's easy - just search the internet from their site, answer fun polls, find freebie codes online, and more. Basically, interact with Swagbucks.com and be rewarded with free Swag Bucks for prizes. It's SO EASY.

              If you're already a member of Swag Bucks, be sure to search on Swag Bucks today for your chance at winning some major Bucks! If you're not a part of Swag Bucks yet, now would be a terrific time to join!

              It's completely FREE and oh-so-simple to sign up! Plus, you'll automatically receive 30 Swag Bucks just for creating your free account! So what are you waiting for?

              Sign up for Swag Bucks - Click HERE!

              Search & Win

              Disclaimer: This was NOT a paid post or a sponsored post. I wasn't working with Swagbucks.com in any way whatsoever. I just wanted to share this fantastic program with you all!

              But if you do decide to sign up, PLEASE (Pretty please! With a cherry on top!) sign up using one of the links or banners in this post!!! These are my referral links, and if you sign up using them, it gets me some extra Swag Bucks (and doesn't doesn't have any negative consequences for you whatsoever!). I would be so appreciative! Thanks!

              Monday, October 4, 2010

              Tuesday Tag-Along 10/5/10

              Reminder: I'm creating a Blog Hop Master List! Read this post for info about how to submit your blog hop!


              Ever wish you had a Tuesday Tag-Along reminder each week? 
              The solution is simple! Just subscribe to Twee Poppets via email! You'll receive a brief email on each day that I make a new post (including my weekly TTA post) - but no spam, ever! It's also a great way to learn about my new giveaways.


              Psssssst! While you're here, why not enter one of my great giveaways? Here's what you can win right now on Twee Poppets:
                  Don't miss out!
                   

                  Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!



                  Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!


                  Without further ado...
                  Here's how it works:
                  • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
                  • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
                  • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
                  • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
                  • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
                  • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
                  • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
                  The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

                  There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


                  Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
                  Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (Inside a blog post does NOT count; it must be on the actual page, e.g. in the sidebar. And since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

                  Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

                  This week's lucky blog hopper is #127 - Mommy Time Out! Congratulations!






                  Thanks for being a part of Tuesday Tag-Along! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea from Twee Poppets directly, at TweePopACap@gmail.com. Have fun!

                  Sunday, October 3, 2010

                  WINNER! $100 Target GC + Loaded Backpack Giveaway

                  The second Master Lock giveaway has officially ended! There were 1612(!!!) entries, and the winner was...


                  Lucky number 1335, Moon!

                  Congratulations to our winner, who has won a $100 Target gift card and a backpack loaded with school supplies! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.



                  A huge thanks to everyone who participated in this amazing giveaway, and a big round of applause to our sponsor, Master Lock! Not only did they provide this wonderful prize pack, but they also recently donated $25,000 to find a cure for breast cancer! Now THAT is a company I am proud to stand behind. Even better, they plan to donate another $25,000 again next year if they reach 25,000 Facebook fans by that time - so I highly encourage everyone to support this cause by visiting Master Lock on Facebook and becoming a fan!

                  Saturday, October 2, 2010

                  NEW Winners! Rustic Patriot Girl and Purely Dog Beds

                  Unfortunately (well, unfortunately for them - but fortunately for two of you!), I have to choose new winners for both the Rustic Patriot Girl and Purely Dog Beds giveaways. The winner of the Rustic Patriot Girl giveaway did not claim her prize.

                  The winner of the Purely Dog Beds giveaway decided not to accept her prize, as the sponsor requires the winner's Social Security Number for tax purposes. I apologize for this, and I did not realize that this would be required of the winner. Please know that if you are the winner, you will have to provide your SSN to the sponsor (but not to me) in order to claim your prize. This is what they say about the situation:

                  "I fully understand your hesitation; rest assured, we wouldn't ask unless it were entirely necessary. When we give away a prize with an equivalent cash value of over $5, we need your Social Security or Tax ID number so we can properly declare it to the IRS. It's for your protection as well as ours, and all personal information will be held in complete confidence; your information, once voluntarily disclosed, will never be sold, shared, or used for marketing purposes."

                  So if you are chosen as the new winner of the Purely Dog Beds giveaway and are not comfortable providing this information, I completely understand, but please let me know as soon as possible, because they require the winner's info by a certain date for the prize to be fulfilled.

                  Anyway, onto the new winners!



                  The new winner of the Rustic Patriot Girl giveaway is...



                  Lucky number 25, Shannon!

                  Congratulations to our winner, who has won any pair of wool baby shoes from the Rustic Patriot Girl shop on Etsy! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.





                  The new winner of the Purely Dog Beds giveaway is...


                  Lucky number 59, Historical Writer/Editor!

                  Congratulations to our winner, who has won a $40 gift certificate to PurelyDogBeds.com! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.

                  Friday, October 1, 2010

                  Deal Alert: BLINGuals

                  Do you remember the BLINGuals giveaway from a couple months back? Well, if you didn't win, now is your chance to score some BLINGuals flashcards at a lower price - they are on sale for 15% off from now through this coming Monday (8/4). Don't miss out! :)


                  Click here to order.

                  Disclaimer: This was NOT a paid post or a sponsored post; I received no compensation whatsoever. I just wanted to share this great deal with you all!

                  WINNERS! Wind Warrior Book Tour Giveaway

                  The Wind Warrior Book Tour giveaway has officially ended! There were 63 entries, and the five winners/finalists are...



                  Lucky number 45, abitnerdy!



                  Lucky number 54, Cindy!


                  Lucky number 14, Smarti!



                  Lucky number 38, MaybeKate!



                  Lucky number 51, slehan!


                  Congratulations to our winners/finalists, who will be entered into the final drawing consisting of the five selections from each participating blog! If they are chosen to win one of the five prizes, they will be contacted directly by the sponsor. Good luck, finalists!!!

                  Edit: Final winners have been selected, and unfortunately, none of the Twee Poppets winners were selected. Sorry, guys! Thanks for playing!

                  Giveaway: Seventy-Two Blog Designs ($100 Complete Blog Makeover - 2 Winners!)



                  Two of you lucky Twee Poppets readers are in for a HUUUUUGE treat today! Kristen from Seventy-Two Blog Designs and the blog Dear Piper is looking to expand her design portfolio, and has agreed to offer two winners her "Grace" package - a complete blog makeover worth $100! That's a total of $200 worth of her services, so I think she really deserves a round of applause - thanks, Kristen!

                  Here's what the Grace package includes:


                  • Two column wide layout
                  • Custom header
                  • Custom background
                  • Custom text size and color
                  • Underlined post titles
                  • Unlimited revisions
                  • Installation
                  • Feature on Dear Piper blog
                  • Any 15 accessories or a la carte options

                  Wow! Curious as to the accessories and a la carte options? Check 'em out!




                  Best of all? Kristen's designs are absolutely lovely! I would definitely describe them as beautiful, understated, chic, and elegant. They're not like the same old designs you see on just about every blog around - they really add a touch of sophistication that can be hard to find! You should take a peek at her portfolio (click through to the blogs she designed to see the complete layouts) to get a real idea of her work, but in the meantime, here are a few of the gorgeous logos she has created.




                  Aren't they lovely? If you have a blog in need of some freshening up, this giveaway is calling your name!

                  Buy It!
                  Can't wait for your very own blog make-over? Head over to the order page on Seventy-Two Blog Designs to put in your request! Best of all, until October 16, you can order the Audrey package (normally $85) for the price of the Katherine (just $35) - WOW! Don't miss out on this amazing deal!

                  Win It!
                  Kristen of Seventy-Two Blog Designs has generously offered TWO lucky winners the Grace package - a complete custom blog makeover worth $100! Open worldwide! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST on October 15, 2010.

                  Please be sure to leave your email address in at least one entry; I will do my best to find your email address if you're the winner, but if I have no way to contact you, you cannot win! For complete giveaway rules, please see the "Giveaways" section under the "The Fine Print" page. Winning entries WILL be checked to ensure qualification, so please be honest! :)

                  Mandatory Entry (Must be completed before any other entries will qualify!)
                  • Publicly follow Twee Poppets with Google Friend Connect. (Click the "Follow" button under the "Followers" section at the top of the main page.)

                  Bonus Entries (Please leave a separate comment for each entry! If it's worth 3 entries, please leave 3 separate comments!)
                  • 3 Extra Entries (Leave 3 Comments): Subscribe to Twee Poppets via email (must be activated to count). (Enter your email address under the "Subscribe Via Email!" section on the left hand side of the main page and click the "Subscribe" button.)
                  • 1 Extra Entry: Visit Seventy-Two Blog Designs and publicly follow with Google Friend Connect.
                  • 1 Extra Entry: Visit Dear Piper and publicly follow with Google Friend Connect.
                  • 1+ Extra Entry: Enter another one of my current giveaways. You may have one extra entry PER contest entered (please leave a separate comment for each). This applies only to current giveaways. Giveaways that have already ended (before 10/1) do NOT count.
                  • 1 Extra Entry: Follow @TweePoppets on Twitter. (Include your Twitter ID with your entry.)
                  • 1+ Extra Entry: Tweet about this giveaway (may be done once daily for one entry per tweet). You may use this tweet: Win a $100 complete custom blog makeover! TWO winners! Enter to win @TweePoppets. http://tinyurl.com/Win72Blog (10/15) #giveaway
                  • 2 Extra Entries (Leave 2 Comments): Become a fan of ("like") Twee Poppets on Facebook. (Click this link or the button under the "Follow on Facebook!" section on the left hand side of the main page.)
                  • 2 Extra Entries (Leave 2 Comments): Grab my button and add it to your blog or website. Let me know where I can find it! (Copy and paste the code that is in the "Grab My Button!" section on the left hand side of the main page.)
                  • 5 Extra Entries (Leave 5 Comments): Blog about Twee Poppets and this giveaway. Please be sure to mention this giveaway and link back to Twee Poppets (http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com). Your blog must have at least 10 followers on Google Friend Connect to be eligible. Blog entries must be at least 50 words long to count; must be a dedicated post (not just part of another post).
                  • 10 Extra Entries (Leave 10 Comments): Make a purchase from Seventy-Two Blog Designs. Be sure to say that Twee Poppets sent you! And please note that if you win, I WILL ask for proof of purchase (confirmation email, etc.).

                  Contest will end at 11:59pm PST on October 15, 2010. Winner will be chosen via random number generator. Winner will be contacted by me (tweepopacap@gmail.com) and will have 48 hours to respond before he or she forfeits the prize and a new winner is chosen. Open to mailing addresses worldwide.

                  Thursday, September 30, 2010

                  SMALL extension to the $100 Target GC and loaded backpack giveaway!

                   

                  Hey folks - I'm not going to get a chance to post the winner of the $100 Target gift card and loaded backpack giveaway tonight, so because I'm feeling spunky (yes, spunky), I'm going to let you all have a small extension!

                  ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UP UNTIL I DRAW A WINNER!!!

                   

                   

                  If you missed out on entering (or if you just want to toss in a few more entries), now is your chance! Come win that $100 gift card!!! But hurry, because you don't know when I will choose a winner!

                   

                  I will also be offering one small EXTRA ENTRY OPTION! For one additional bonus entry into this giveaway, you may visit Master Lock on Facebook and leave them a comment thanking them for sponsoring this giveaway (be sure to tell them you're visiting from Twee Poppets). We want them to know how much we appreciate their generosity! It doesn't have to be anything fancy, but something along the lines of "I'm visiting from Twee Poppets and I wanted to thank you for sponsoring the wonderful loaded backpack giveaway!" would be lovely. Of course, feel free to use your own words and say whatever else you'd like to say!

                   

                  And yes, additional daily tweets will be accepted, for those of you going that route. Just please remove the ending date from the original provided tweet. :) 

                   

                  Good luck, everyone!!!

                  Wednesday, September 29, 2010

                  Giveaways Ending Soon!

                  I have two giveaways that are ending very soon, and they're both amazing, so I don't want anyone to miss out! Be sure you enter these fabulous giveaways!

                  $100 Target Gift Card & Backpack Stuffed with School Supplies (Total ARV $175)


                  This is one of the most exciting giveaways I've ever held here at Twee Poppets! The winner will receive a $100 Target GC and a great backpack filled with all the school supplies your kid could ever need (pencils, pens, notebooks, a binder, locker accessories, two Master Lock combination locks, and a few other fun goodies)! Wow! This one is sponsored by our friends at Master Lock, and I am so appreciative of their generosity. Show them that the Twee Poppets community loves great giveaways like this one by entering to win! 

                  Ends TONIGHT (9/29) at 11:59pm PST. Enter here.



                  Wind Warrior Book Tour - $300 in Prizes!


                  Cynthia Roberts has organized this extravagant giveaway to help promote her new novel, Wind Warrior. She's a wonderful gal who has really put everything she has into this, and I hope every one of you will enter this giveaway to support her efforts. But don't just do it for her - do it because you could win one of over $300 in prizes, including a deluxe picnic basket for two, a huge Godiva chocolate pack, a beautiful necklace, and two $25 Amazon gift certificates! Plus, there are less than 50 Twee Poppets entries so far!

                  Ends TOMORROW (9/30) at 11:59pm PST. Enter here.

                  WINNERS! Rustic Patriot Girl and Purely Dog Beds

                  The Rustic Patriot Girl giveaway has officially ended! There were 167 entries, and the winner was...


                  Lucky number 5, Tanja!

                  Congratulations to our winner, who has won any pair of wool baby shoes from the Rustic Patriot Girl shop on Etsy! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.





                  The Purely Dog Beds giveaway has also ended! There were 240 entries, and the winner was...


                  Lucky number 67, Fawn!

                  Congratulations to our winner, who has won a $40 gift certificate to PurelyDogBeds.com! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.





                  Note: Sorry for the delay in posting these winners! Blogger wasn't letting me upload photos for some reason (I kept getting an error message), so I was waiting until this issue was resolved so I could post the random.org results. Thanks for your patience, everyone!

                  Monday, September 27, 2010

                  Tuesday Tag-Along 9/28/10

                  Reminder: I'm creating a Blog Hop Master List! Read this post for info about how to submit your blog hop!


                  Ever wish you had a Tuesday Tag-Along reminder each week? 
                  The solution is simple! Just subscribe to Twee Poppets via email! You'll receive a brief email on each day that I make a new post (including my weekly TTA post) - but no spam, ever! It's also a great way to learn about my new giveaways.


                  Psssssst! While you're here, why not enter one of my great giveaways? Here's what you can win right now on Twee Poppets:
                  • HOT!!! A $100 Target GC & backpack stuffed with school supplies! (Ends 9/29) 
                  • Wind Warrior blog tour - $300 in prizes (deluxe picnic basket, Godiva chocolate, pearl & crystal necklace, and two $25 Amazon gift cards)! (Ends 9/30)
                      Don't miss out!
                       

                      Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!



                      Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!


                      Without further ado...
                      Here's how it works:
                      • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
                      • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
                      • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
                      • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
                      • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
                      • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
                      • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
                      The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

                      There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


                      Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
                      Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (Inside a blog post does NOT count; it must be on the actual page, e.g. in the sidebar. And since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

                      Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

                      This week's lucky blog hopper is #177 - Sugar Bowl Mix! Congratulations!






                      Thanks for being a part of Tuesday Tag-Along! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea from Twee Poppets directly, at TweePopACap@gmail.com. Have fun!

                      Monday, September 20, 2010

                      Tuesday Tag-Along 9/21/10

                      Reminder: I'm creating a Blog Hop Master List! Read this post for info about how to submit your blog hop!


                      Ever wish you had a Tuesday Tag-Along reminder each week? 
                      The solution is simple! Just subscribe to Twee Poppets via email! You'll receive a brief email on each day that I make a new post (including my weekly TTA post) - but no spam, ever! It's also a great way to learn about my new giveaways.


                      Psssssst! While you're here, why not enter one of my great giveaways? Here's what you can win right now on Twee Poppets:
                      • HOT!!! A $100 Target GC & backpack stuffed with school supplies! (Ends 9/29) 
                      • An adorable pair of handmade wool baby shoes, shaped like bunnies, owls, and more! (Ends 9/21) 
                      • A $40 gift certificate to Purely Dog Beds (Ends 9/24) 
                      • Wind Warrior blog tour - $300 in prizes (deluxe picnic basket, Godiva chocolate, pearl & crystal necklace, and two $25 Amazon gift cards)! (Ends 9/30)
                          Don't miss out!
                           

                          Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!



                          Tuesday Tag-Along button art adapted from the "Follow the Leader" illustration by Diana Jones. I encourage you to visit her at her blog, Sketch & Jones, and her online shop to see more great illustrations and all sorts of wonderful crafts!


                          Without further ado...
                          Here's how it works:
                          • Create a new Tuesday Tag-Along blog post. Include the Tuesday Tag-Along button by copying and pasting the code above. (You are also welcome to copy and paste these instructions in their entirety, or any portion of this Tuesday Tag-Along blog post!)
                          • Add your blog name and the URL of your TTA post to the MckLinky below.
                          • Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)
                          • Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. To learn how to be chosen as the Blog Hopper of the Week, read the red text below.
                          • If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!
                          • Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.
                          • When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)
                          The weekly Tuesday Tag-Along MckLinky opens every Monday night at 8:59pm Pacific Standard Time (that's 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time), and the TTA blog post will be posted well in advance of that time. The MckLinky will be open to add your blog until 11:59pm Tuesday night. You then have all week long to visit blogs and return follows!

                          There is a new list every week. The link you enter one week will not carry over to the next week's MckLinky. Please link up again each week to join in the fun!


                          Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hopper of the Week:
                          Note: To be eligible to be Blog Hopper of the Week, you MUST place the Tuesday Tag-Along button somewhere on the main page of your blog or website (Inside a blog post does NOT count; it must be on the actual page, e.g. in the sidebar. And since I'll be checking for it manually, I must be able to actually find it). If the randomly-drawn winner does not meet this condition, a new winner will be randomly selected. If you do not want to place the TTA button on your site, you are still more than welcome to join in the blog hop, you will just not be eligible to be the Blog Hopper of the Week.

                          Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!

                          This week's lucky blog hopper is #106 - Knit One Max Too! Congratulations!






                          Thanks for being a part of Tuesday Tag-Along! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea from Twee Poppets directly, at TweePopACap@gmail.com. Have fun!

                          Review: Buzzy Weez



                          Recently, I was approached with a request to review a baby onesie from the children's clothing line Buzzy Weez. When I visited BuzzyWeez.com, it didn't take long to win me over! Each t-shirt or onesie features an illustration of a different animal with a piece of witty text relevant to that animal. The onesie I chose has a drawing of a sheep and says "I [heart] ewe"! Isn't that the cutest thing you've ever heard?


                          When my onesie arrived, I immediately loved it! The sheep graphic is even cuter in person, and the color of the fabric is so rich and vivid. I love this shade of dark green - almost a forest green, but a bit brighter. The onesie is 100% cotton, which is always a top choice for me, because it's a natural,  durable, breathable material. I also love how soft and thick the fabric is - gentle enough for baby's sensitive skin, but strong enough to last a long time. No cheap, flimsy onesie here! 

                          All photos are from the Buzzy Weez website.

                          The onesie is designed well, with long sleeves to keep baby warm and a lap neck to allow big ol' baby heads to pass through with no problem. The torso section is nice and wide, which will allow it to be worn longer - always a great thing! The leg holes are also roomy, the snaps fasten sturdily, and the stitching is solid. The only small issue I noticed is that the area directly around the images sort of "pooches out" a bit. However, it's not all that noticeable and the onesie is fabulous overall.

                          The whole line of Buzzy Weez clothing is colorful, cute, and just plain fun. There are tons of darling designs and funny sayings. Here are a selection of a few of my other favorite designs to inspire you!





                          Buy It!
                          You can purchase the I Love Ewe onesie as well as a wide selection of other onesies and toddler tees from BuzzyWeez.com for $28 each. Buzzy Weez offers free shipping on orders of 3+ shirts!

                          Win It!
                          Not today - but keep your eyes peeled! There just might be a fun Buzzy Weez giveaway coming up soon!

                          Disclaimer
                          I received one free product to review (the I Love Ewe onesie, ARV $28). This did not affect my opinions and my review is 100% honest. I did not receive any other compensation for my review.

                          Sunday, September 19, 2010

                          Review: Ecostore USA



                          I was recently contacted by a representative of Ecostore USA about reviewing a couple of their items here on Twee Poppets. When I visited their website and discovered their commitment to creating products that are healthy for our bodies and our earth, with "No Nasty Chemicals™," I jumped at the opportunity! It is so important to me to use safe and natural products, especially when it comes to my future child. I chose to review the Pure Oxygen Whitener and the Baby Sleepytime Bath.


                          Pure Oxygen Whitener



                          Before discovering Ecostore USA, I never knew that a product like this existed. It is a natural substitute for chlorine bleach that uses plant-based ingredients, simple mineral salts, and essential plant oils for a safer alternative that is still very effective. Since babies are such messy creatures, I know that when I have one of my own, there will be many instances in which I want to make whites whiter and remove stubborn stains on my child's clothing, and it puts me at ease to know that I won't have to use harsh chlorine bleach to achieve this. Pure Oxygen Whitener contains NO toxic petrochemicals, NO phosphates, NO nitrates, NO chlorine, NO EDTA, NO optical whiteners, and NO dyes or synthetic perfumes (click here to learn more about why these chemicals are undesirable and why Ecostore USA chooses not to use them in their products - very important information!). Not only is it safer for our bodies, it's safer for our environment, too - in fact, the leftover gray water can even be used for lawns and trees!

                          Of course, all this is well and good - but does it actually work? It does! I tested out the Pure Oxygen Whitener on a load of my white clothing, and I was very pleased with the results. The clothes came out just as white and bright as if I had used chlorine bleach! The only small downside to this product is that it does have somewhat of a foul odor - however, the odor is still less pungent than that of actual bleach, so it really isn't an issue for me, as it is an overall improvement. I am so happy to have found this bleach alternative. It comes in a 35.3oz container and only 1-2 tablespoons are needed per use, which means that it will go a long way, on top of all its other great qualities. Are you jumping for joy yet? I am!


                          Baby Sleepytime Bath


                          This is another gloriously natural product with "No Nasty Chemicals™" - that means NO toxic petrochemicals, NO lauryl or laureth sulfates, NO propolyne glycol, NO dyes, NO artificial perfumes, NO parabens, NO cocamide DEA, and NO cocomidopropyl betaine. For something that's going to come into direct contact with baby's skin, this is essentially important. Many chemicals found in the majority of baby products can cause skin irritation or eczema, and some have even been linked to certain diseases - that's why I will feel so much more comfortable using products like this that leave out all those harmful ingredients!

                          Using the Baby Sleepytime Bath was a joy. I tried it out with a three month old baby that I occasionally nanny for, and we both loved it! It is scented with lavender, which has been shown to bring about feelings of calm and relaxation, and that was certainly true for us. The baby was just slightly fussy upon entering the bath, but calmed right down within a few moments when I added a capful of the liquid. The Baby Sleepytime Bath made the whole area smell so lovely and soothing that I think we were both relaxed by it! And when I took the baby out of the bath and dried her off, her skin felt even softer and smoother than usual. It was a delightful experience!

                          Buy It!
                          You can purchase the Pure Oxygen Whitener ($12 for 35.3oz), Baby Sleepytime Bath ($11 for 8oz), and a whole line of natural products at EcostoreUSA.com.


                          Disclosure
                          I received two free products to review (the Pure Oxygen Whitener and Baby Sleepytime Bath, total ARV $23). This did not affect my opinions and my review is 100% honest. I did not receive any other compensation for my review.

                          WINNER! Master Lock Giveaway #1 (Speed/Precision Dial Locks)

                          The first Master Lock giveaway has officially ended! There were 141 entries, and the winner was...


                          Lucky number 5, Frugal Science Gal!

                          Congratulations to our winner, who has won the Precision Dial and Speed Dial locks from Master Lock! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.