Friday, January 4, 2013

Review Extravaganza 2012- The Winner!

It's a New Year and the 2012 Review Extravaganza is all done!  It really does amaze me how quickly time goes.  I have loved reading all of your recaps and even getting to know several new bloggers and reconnecting with some I used to read.  That is what makes me truly grateful for this.

I first want to give a big big thanks to my wonderful co-hosts.  I thought up this idea 3 years ago now and there have always been wonderful ladies willing to play along with me.  So here one more time are my co-hosts.  I highly recommend following all of them as they truly are great!

Lourie- CA Girl

MiMi- Living in France
Living in France

Nicole- Life's a Beach

Mrs. Match- Date Girl Diaries

Janette-Johanson Journey
And this year was made even more fun with the wonderful sponsors who were willing to support us.  Please go by their sites and help us thank them and see the amazing things they have to offer as us hosts personally picked each of these sponsors as they are sites we love. 
The Sponsors and Prizes
Sur Le Feu- Vintage Inspired Hand Bag
Sur Le Feu offers simple, stylish, and functional clutch purses, shoulder bags, handbags, and more for the vintage-loving girl. Each item is unique and never duplicated - perfect for anyone looking to stand out!
Winner will receive a clutch or purse of their choice placed $35 or less. 
  I (Emmy mom) have one of these- they are so awesome and well made! 
The Cursing Crafter- Handmade Scarf
This incredibly soft 48" handmade scarf by our very own MiMi
Perfect for the upcoming cold or a beautiful fashion statement.
A $15 Value
Enviro-Cakes A Slice of Life
Not picture of actual prize
This Enviro-Cake kit comes with everything you need to turn your cake plate into a terrarium. Step-by-step instructions are included to help you build your "Slice of Life". Each kit comes with your choice of three plants.  A $47.99 value

Shadow Rogue Original
This new up and coming Etsy shopped features beautiful handmade jewelry.
The winner will receive this beautiful bracelet a $30 value.
 This bracelet is made of stainless steel wire, using 20 gage wire at a 4mm ring size. The bracelet is 7 1/2 inches long but I can make it longer or shorter, depending on the winner's wrist size.

Thirty-One Tote  
From totes or purses you can wear while you're out and about, thermals to help you transport food and drinks to a party, organizational items to help keep your house neat and tidy, Thirty-One has a solution!
Jessica McCoy a Thirty-One Consultant has generously offered a beautiful Medium Red Damask Tote.
A $30 Value
Beautiful Black Scarf
Our very own Nicole's mother, who may soon be opening her own etsy shop, has generously offered this beautiful handmade scarf for the lucky winner.  A $25 value. 
$25 Pick Your Plum Gift Card
PYP offers new daily discounts on amazing crafts and accessories.
Our own Janette is offering this gift card
PYP is not sponsoring this prize.
Sew Charlene Women's Apron 
Charlene is new to Etsy and sells beautiful handmade aprons and draw-string bags. She makes adult and kid size aprons and is willing to make custom orders. The winner will receive this adorable chocolate cupcake apron. My (Emmymom's) daughter has one of her aprons and she insists on wearing it every time she helps me cook. 
A $22  Value

Power of Moms-MOM Organizational System
The Power of Moms Mind Organization Program
Mind Organization for Moms (M.O.M.) is a mom-specific online program, we’ll show you how to clear your counter of “the pile,” organize projects without the stress, set up an effective Weekly Review system, and keep up with the never-ending stream of emails, phone calls, and papers (yes, it’s possible!). 
 A $75 value.
And now the moment you have all been waiting for.  Who is the lucky winner of all of these wonderful prizes??
It is ......
Sandy of Twelve Makes a Dozen-- it was her bonus point entry for linking up all four weeks that was chosen.   
So thank you, thank you to all who linked and all who helped me out it was a wonderful review once again and we will definitely be reviewing again next year. 


  1. I love this link up--can't wait for it to roll again! Congrats to Sandy!

  2. Todd's aunt gave me that exact red tote for Christmas. I'm going to pretend that makes up for not entering. boo. But there is always this year, right?!

    Congrats to the winner. And Em, you are awesome for hosting such a cool thing!

  3. Yay!! I'm so excited! Thank you so much! You are awesome!

  4. This was so much fun! Do we have her address to send the prize?

  5. Congrats Sandy! I can't wait to send you your prize. I need Sandy's contact info so I can adjust her bracelet to her wrist size

  6. Congratulations, Sandy!! And thanks so much to all the marvelous hostesses! It was a lot of fun to recap my year!

  7. How exciting! Congrats Sandy!

    I'm bummed that I wasn't able to join in this year, but have my fingers crossed that I'll be up and ready for next year! Hope you and your family have had a wonderful holiday and beginning of the new year!

    P.S. I've moved blogs a bit, and hope you join me over on my other one {explanation on my "old" one}!

  8. I have that 31 tote...or at least one like it. LOVE it.
    Wish I could've won our giveaway. LOL