Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spacefem's BiG EtSy CoNtEsT

Have you heard about Spacefem's Daily Etsy Contest? 

Lately some of Etsy Potti Team members had been posting in the team thread that they were included and of course I went to vote and check it out. 

It's a fun way to see items you may not have seen before, vote for the ones you love, and find great coupon codes to use on Etsy! 

I've been in two contests now already. Both my items won, however, even if they hadn't ..... it's still a blast, and I offer a coupon code for 20% OFF
( make sure to check the coupon section link further down in post)

Here is some more helpful info on the Daily Etsy Contest....

(click pic to go to contest site)

Spacefem's big Etsy contest pulls a few hundred items from the etsy marketplace and puts them head-to-head, two at a time, so you can pick your favorite. Items are pulled by price, with the day of the month corresponding to the item prices. A portion of the items pulled are from our submitted shops, which they check every day to see who's got listings in the daily category.

Anything can show up and you never know what will win! 

Post comments on each day's list of winners to tell us what you agree with.

What am I voting on?

Every day, we pull several hundred listings into the contest based. Most days we choose items by price based on what day of the month it is. For example on the first of the month, we vote on $1 items (between $1-$1.99). On the 2nd, the items are between $2-$2.99. On the 17th, they're between $17-$17.99. Fun! 

Up to 25% of the items are from people who've submitted their stores and want to be in the contest, the rest are from random new listings from the marketplace.

The contest contains handmade and vintage items, but not supplies.

Below is a graphic showing how the voting is set up. 
You simply click the item you like best to vote. Once you've done that, it moves you along to another set of items. 
Easy peasy! 

Here are some helpful links for you to check out. Everything previous winner, to coupons, sign up page, and voting! Don't forget to look for my Powers Of Love coupon code while your there. 20% OFF anything in the Etsy shop! 

Links to important pages & recent theme contests

Spacefem's Big Etsy Contest
Sign your shop up
Theme Thursday! Jewel items from $1-$50.
Theme Thursday! Wonder woman items from $1-$50.
Theme Thursday! Mothers day items from $1-$50.
Theme Thursday! Stripes items from $1-$50.

Go, vote, enter and have fun! 
Have you been in this contest before?
 Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought.

 We LOVE it! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stress Management

I started my day intent on writing a nice blog post about something frilly and fun. 
Well, toss that out the window... soon the stress came in like tidal wave, and all the fluffy, frilly, syrupy sweet was washed away and replace by a massive amount of stress and anxiety. 

Stressed pic hahaha frazzled

After calming myself , I found some wonderful graphics on Pinterest, and thought I would share them with you. 

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Ten great tips on Stressing Less ... I think I need to print this and stick it on my desk! 

Stress Less! X

Relax, Breath, Meditate... it works! 

Relax your jaw. Straighten your back. Relax your shoulders. Three deep breaths. Mediate for one minute. Namaste!

Here are five more fun ways to relieve stress...

5 Stress relief tips-- these make for a good study break!  I especially like the washing your hair tip. That always makes me feel better.

I think we should add a #6... Eat Chocolate.
 I know it makes me happier. 

What's your favorite way to manage stress? 
Share with me in the comments below! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Need A Little Push

We're getting very close to our goal!

 Only $200 left to go! 

When we reach the goal we will be doing a small giveaway as a thank you to those who donated. Rite now we're working on what the prize will be.

(clicking pic will take you to the fundraiser page for Spike) 

PLEASE share with all your friends!
 We're almost there, and just need a little push!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Surgery Scheduled For Spike

Great news! 
Even though we haven't met the entire goal, we have been able to schedule Spike's surgery
It feels like a huge weight has been lifted and we can breath a bit easier. While all surgeries, human and pet come with risks, and while we are nervous about anesthesia we're also very excited that our Spike is going to get the care he needs and will be feeling so much better very soon. 
We can't thank you all enough. Everyone who has sent well wishes, donated to his surgery fund,tweeted, posting toFacebook, sharing on google + and with their friends. We appreciate all of it from the bottom of our hearts. Spike is more than a pet. He's a member of our family, and we're so blessed to have so many wonderful people wanting to help him. 

We are going to continue to try to raise the entire $500, if you can please continue to share his story on social media, with your friends, and family it's greatly appreciated. 

If you or someone you know would like to make a donation to Spike's surgery fund they can do so HERE

or through the widget below

Friday, May 2, 2014

Enter the Dick's Sporting Goods Strong Mom Promotion

                                         Are you a strong mom? 

                                                   Know one?

 We've got you covered, just in time for Mother's Click on the  widget below to enter the "Strong Mom Contest" for a  chance to win one of eight $250 gift cards to DICK'S  Sporting Goods 

                            Contest runs May 1 through May 11. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Women-Owned Business Day

Today is Women-Owned Business Day! 

TODAY only get 15% off any purchase

 from Powers Of Love 

All the proceeds from sales today 

( in my Powers Of Love shop only)  

will go towards the Spike Needs Surgery Fund. 

So, you'll be doing DOUBLE good... buying from a women

 owned business AND helping my 

Yorkiepoo get the surgery he desperately needs 

( see the post below for more info ). 

Use code 

BUYFROMWOMEN15 for 15% off at checkout. 

THANKS so much.....

Keep reading for a couple more awesome sales on  Etsy! 

Lucky Ink Designs , the shop who who made this awesome pic above is having a sale as well.  
 TODAY ONLY in her shop Get 15% off your Etsy order with

 the coupon code BUYFROMWOMEN15 !

My awesome friend Kim from justByou also has some lovely items on sale today..... 

(click pic to go to her store)