Revamp and Giveaway!!!

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Notice anything new??? My blog has been long overdue for an update! I actually hunted around, thinking I might pay someone to redo the blog for me. Then I realized that if I pay someone to do it I no longer have the control over changing it…plus the cheapest I could find was $80!!! Are you joking? I casually asked Zach about it and he was quick to say, “your blog looks fine.” Haha. One of my goals this year is to spend smart and, to me, spending that much money on a FREE hobby that doesn’t make us any money just doesn’t make sense. Especially when you can google how to do it all for free! 

It’s still not 100% finished but so far I like it! What do you think? I know it looks like I lost all my comments but it’s in the process of transferring them over…the first time it freaked me out but now I know it just may take a couple days (over 1,000 entries is a LOT of posts to catch up on for it!) I also updated my domain name…it’s now Shorter and easier 🙂 No worries though will still direct you to here! The BAD thing about updating is I lost ALL of my linked up blogs 🙁 I’m working on getting them all back but if I lost yours please let me know!

I’ve officially hit 200 followers so it’s another excuse for a fun giveaway!!! To celebrate I really wanted to give away something exciting…something that I would want to keep for myself…

That’s right! I’m giving away a COACH PURSE!!! It’s a leather pleated swing pack with fabric lining and a zip-top closure. It also has an outside zip pocket with a 45″ adjustable strap. The dimensions are 8 1/4″ long and 6 1/4 high. It’s in black but I wanted to use this picture in the tan color so you can see the strap…I totally love it! It’s valued at $148.

You know I couldn’t have a giveaway and not do something Stella and Dot…so I’m also throwing in a $25 Stella and Dot Gift Certificate! That’s a giveaway total value of over $150. Told you I wanted to celebrate in a big way 🙂

I know you’re ready to win so here are all the different ways you can enter:

For your 1st entry: Follow my blog! Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you’re a follower. Example: “I’m a follower”

For your 2nd entry: Blog about the giveaway with a link to this post. Once you have blogged about it leave me a comment here including the link to the ACTUAL blog entry. Example: “I blogged”

For your 3rd entry: Post my button on your sidebar of your blog, then leave a comment on this post including your blog where the button is posted. Example: “I’m showing off your button!”

For your 4th entry: Post the link of THIS blog entry to your facebook page then comment on this post letting me know. Example: “I posted a link on facebook!”

For your 5th entry: Visit my Stella and Dot site ( and pick out your three favorite pieces. Then leave a comment on this post telling me you’re favorites. Example “I totally love the serenity necklace, the sidewinder ring, and the soiree studs!”

Entry Rules

  • You must leave a comment in order to enter
  • You must leave a separate comment for each entry (it’ll make it easier to pick a winner)
  • Up to 5 entries per person but you don’t have to enter all 5 times
  • Your entry must meet the above requirements or it will be removed from the running
  • The winner will be randomly selected at
  • The winner will be announced on Tuesday February 14th at 1:00 PM
  • Once the winner is announced you will have one week to contact me or
    another winner will be chosen. If you’d like to leave your contact
    information (e-mail address) with your entries, that’s great, or just
    contact me if you’re the winner so I can ship your prizes to you!
  • I will contact the winner and we can work out how you want to spend your $25 Stella and Dot credit.

Can’t WAIT to see who will win!!! Thank you again to everyone for reading my blog and keeping me motivated to keep it going 🙂

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Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Babywise.Life. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

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  1. Anna Schofield
    February 11, 2012 / 2:28 am

    I posted a link on facebook!

  2. Anna Schofield
    February 11, 2012 / 2:40 am

    I totally love the serenity small stone drops, the felicity hoops, and the amelia drop earrings! Beautiful!

  3. amberlicious
    February 11, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    I follow your blog, and I would LOVE to win, thanks so much! :)shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  4. amberlicious
    February 11, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    I simply adore the Odyssey ring, the Bahari necklace, and the Serenity Stone Drop earrings!shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  5. E
    February 11, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    I follow!  I enjoy your advice and reading how you handle mommy things.

  6. TenderAllure
    February 12, 2012 / 1:43 am

    I follow you blog via GFC as Tender [email protected]:// 

  7. TenderAllure
    February 12, 2012 / 1:46 am

    I love the Pegasus necklace, the Pippa Stone earrings, and the Alexandria necklace!  Thanks for doing this giveaway :)[email protected]:// 

  8. Mom
    February 13, 2012 / 1:34 am

    Of course, I'm a follower!

  9. Brandy0709
    February 13, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Thanks to Zach… I'm a follower!!

  10. Brandy0709
    February 13, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    I LOVE the Mini Soiree Necklace, Soiree Pearl Pave Bracelet, and the Hematite Studs!!!  I didn't realize that they had little girls 🙂

  11. Sara
    February 13, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I'm a follower of your blog! 

  12. Sara
    February 13, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    I love Stella & Dot! 3 of my favorites are the Marchesa Stud earrings, Jolie cocktail ring, and the Bianca Tassel necklace

  13. Brandy0709
    February 13, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    I posted the link on FB 😉

  14. Sandra J Brower
    February 13, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Love the look. Great job!! I am a new follower. I am enjoying  your site. Can't wait to explore while I am entering to win this fabulous handbag! Thank you for being so generous. Hopefully my fanage will live up to all your effort.

  15. Sandra J Brower
    February 13, 2012 / 9:00 pm

    The Spring Collection is gorgeous. I love the Stevie Necklace, the Sierra Necklace and especially the Campari Necklace. The colors and metallics are fantastic.

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