Monday, November 25, 2013

Review Extravaganza 2013: The Rules

We are so excited to announce the 4th Annual Review Extravaganza!  This is getting bigger each year and we are so excited to have you all join in with us.
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What is the Review Extravaganza
  -It is your way to look back over the year and each week recap three months at a time of what happened in your life, your favorite blog posts, favorite pictures- whatever you would like to share. (Here is an example of one of EmmyMom's recaps from last year)

We would like to introduce you to this year's 8 amazing hosts!
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From Left to Right:(Click on the names to get you to their blog)

How to Play
- Each Thursday** in December link with your recap of 3 months at a time
    December 5th: Recap January, Feb, and March
    December 12th: Recap April, May and June
    December 19th: Recap July, August and September
    December 26th: Recap October, November and December and 5 goals for upcoming year
** Posts do not have to be posted on Thursday but MUST be posted by the following Wednesday to count.  So, the first week you can post Dec 5th through Dec 11th, etc.
The Rules
- Must link up a recap, not just a general blog post- please link to your actual post
- Must include the Review Extravaganza button in your post for your entry to count towards the prizes
- Must link up at least one week to be eligible to enter
- You will receive LOTS of bonus points for linking up all four weeks
- Anyone can recap with us-but you must live in the Continental US to be eligible to win the prizes
- We will be using Rafflecopter to keep track of entries and must use that form to get your bonus points
-There will be two winners this year, with a Grand Prize and a Runner Up Prize
The list of sponsors this year is amazing!  Such wonderful prizes that you have a chance to win.  
The Prizes
Our sponsors are so amazing and we love all the amazing things they are offering for the Review Extravaganza.  This year we have so many great sponsors that we are going to have two winners, one Grand Prize Winner and a Runner-up.  
Our wonderful sponsors (in no particular order)- please visit their sites and see what amazing things they have to offer.  Here are our sponsors in no particular order. 
Power of Mom's- MOM Organizational System 
$75 Value
Grand Prize
Mind Organization for Moms (M.O.M.) is a mom-specific adaptation of David Allen’s best-seller, Getting Things Done®, designed to help you accomplish your most important tasks so you can fully enjoy your family.
In our simple 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!).
Find the Power of Moms Here: Website//Facebook//Twitter//Pinterest 
Sweet Adornment
 Hand-stamped Hugs And; Kisses Sterling Silver Pendant 
$24 Value
Sweet Adornment is a mom and daughter run Etsy shop.  It offers beautiful hand stamped jewelry and keepsakes personalized for you and those you love.  This pendant is a sterling silver pendant, silver filled chain along with the silver heart charm.  Would make an awesome gift for someone you love.
Find Sweet Adornment Here: Etsy//Facebook//Twitter 
jijamas- Pajama Set
$90 Value
This couple met, feel in love and had babies.  As their babies finally started sleeping through the night, they realized that the babies' pajamas played a large part in how they slept, all incredibly soft and comfortable.  So they created a line of incredibly soft pajamas for women made with the same Pima cotton that our kids love to wear, in designs women will want to wear.  
Find jijams here: Website//Facebook
Thirty-one Retro Metro Wallet and Key Fob
$30 Value
This cool and casual wallet includes 12 card slots, an interior zipper compartment and stylish snap closer.  It's perfect for teens or moms looking to carry their essentials around town.  This is being offered by Courtney a blogger (at Optimistic Mommy) and Thirty-one consultant.  Thirty-one makes beautiful and long-last purses and accessories.  They come in a variety of colors and styles and would be a perfect gift.  
Find Courtney here: Blog//Thirty-one Site//Facebook//Twitter
Blog Makeover from Social Chic
Sarah is a blogger with a passion for web design and graphics, she is offering a $75 Blog makeover package, which includes custom header, nav bar, sidebar headers, about me gadget, social media links, button with grab box, custom signature and full installation!  Your blog can have a whole new look for the new year.
Find Sarah here: Website//Blog//Twitter//Facebook
2 Autographed Copies of An Altered Existence 
$24 total 
Grand-Prize and Runner Up
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Melody Nunez is a blogger, an artist and now a published author! Melody collected antique photos known as cabinet cards that were "orphans" from flea markets and antique stores.  They sparked her imagination and resulted in 14 short stories illustrated with photos "altered" by the author.  I (Emmymom) have read her book and love it!  Melody is giving two copies, both autographed to the lucky winners.  
Find Melody Here: Blog//Facebook//Twitter//Art Program
Gift Certificate to Shadow Rouge Originals Etsy Shop
$25 Value
Shadow Rouge Originals features handmade jewelry with enchanting chainmaille designs with a modern twist.  Heather, of Shadow Rouge Originals, offers bracelets, necklaces and pendants.  She is offering a $25 gift certificate to her esty shop so the winner can pick which piece they love best. 
Find Heather here: Etsy//Facebook
Motivated Decor-Chalk Art Prints
Chalk-art is all the rage these days and Amanda of Motivated Decor not only makes beautiful chalk art but does it with a purpose.  All of her products contain quotes that can help motivate us all in each key area of life. She wants to help us feel motivated in some way to make improvements in your life. These art pieces will be the perfect subtle reminder to kick start your day!  This will be more than just the digital file to download, she will send the winner the chalk-art of their choice printed. 

Find Motivated Decor on Here: Etsy
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Mini Facial Kit
$20 Value
Grand Prize
Give your skin a glow with a home facial that will reveal a more vibrant, youthful looking completion.  The ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste exfoliates to enhance cell turnover and improve tone and texture. REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum with retinol leaves skin soft and smooth improving skin texture and firmness and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum smooths lip texture, reduces lip wrinkles, and increases moisturization. This pampering packet is good for 2-3 treatments. A few sweeps of the full size ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion will keep your lips smooth throughout the dry winter months. Keep your beautiful skin fresh and young!

Keslie, an independent Rodan + Fields Consultant is giving away a Mini Facial and Lip Dermabrasion.

Find Kelsie Here: Website//Facebook 

Gift Certificate to The Lovebug Collection
$25 value
Grand Prize
The Lovebug Collection is an online boutique that offers baby items and hair accessories for women and children.   There is everything from baby clothes, leg warmers, wipe clutches, headbands, and hair accessories.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card to use at the Lovebug Collection.
Find Lovebug Collection here: Website//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram
Emily Kathryn Photography-Starbucks Gift Card
$15 Value
Emily is a Southern California photographer specializing in newborns and families.  She has always had a camera in her hands and through study and lots of practice she has turned her hobby into a business.  She loves capturing those real moments, the love and interactions and giving each client something they will treasure forever.   Emily is providing the winner with a $15 gift card to Starbucks. 
Find Emily Here: Website//Facebook 
Sur Le Feu 3-Earring Set
$20 Value
Grand Prize
Simple, stylish, functional handbags and accessories. Sur Le Feu features modern designs with a vintage touch. Each item is unique and never duplicated - just like a real vintage treasure, you'll never see another one exactly like it!  Kristine is offering 3-earring set in coordinating cotton print and silk dupioni hand-covered buttons. 1/2" diameter, very lightweight and easy to wear.

Find Kristine Here: Website//Etsy//Blog//Facebook
Olive And Ivy Design Credit Towards Blog Makeover
$30 Value
Olive And Ivy Design is here to help you fall in love with your place on the web.  They specialize in blog beautifying and pretty custom designs for bloggers and small business.  They can also help those wanting to switch from blogger to wordpress.  They are offering a $30 credit for a blog element or towards a bigger blog makeover package. 
Find Olive And Ivy Design Here: Website// Blog// Facebook// Pinterest 
Ephemeral Moments Art Print
$15 Value
Grand Prize
Every home needs beautiful artwork and Christine of Ephemeral Moments takes beautiful calming nature shots that would be beautiful decor in any home.  She is offering the winner their choice of either an 8X10, 2 5X7's or 2 4X6's of a piece they love.  
Find  Ephemeral Moments Here: Etsy 
My So Called Chaos- Original Nail Polish Art
$30 Value
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Miss Angie's etsy shop is filled with lovely handmade art and accessories filled with heart!  She specializes in watercolor and ink prints of simple every day items that bring a spark of whimsy to art. She is offering 2 4X6 Nail Polish Arts. 

Find Angie Here: Etsy//Blog//Facebook//Pinterest
Tooth Fairy Pillow Shop Gift Certificate 
$25 Value
Grand Prize
Tooth Fairy Pillow Shop offers Personalized Tooth Fairy Pillows, Tooth Fairy Letters, Tooth Fairy gifts and other handmade, happy gifts for kids!  These adorable pillows will make the tooth-fairy's job a lot easier at night.  Jen is offering a $25 gift certificate to her etsy shop.  

Find Tooth Fairy Pillow Here:  Etsy//Facebook

Kim Cannon Illustrations Print
$16 Value
Grand Prize
Kim is an aspiring children's book illustrator with ample experience in the visual arts field.  She aims to evoke both an emotion and a personal narrative with every image she creates.  Kim has a passion for art and strongly believes that it needs a stronger voice in the education system and she hopes to be able to incorporate these beliefs into her classroom.  Her illustration are her source of income and support for her education.

Find Kim here: Website//Facebook
Your Charmed Life -Personalized Hand Stamped Bracelet 
$35 Value
Grand Prize
Kelly of Your Charmed Life Etsy shop uses all types of metals, from sterling silver, brass and copper. Boosting the charms with textures and dings, oxidizing and wool brushing for that marked rustic look. YOURCHARMEDLIFE, is all about YOU and your custom CHARMS.   Kelly is offering a beautiful personalized stamp bracelet.  

Find Kelly Here: Etsy//Blog//Twitter//

And Finally
$25 Starbucks gift card- donated by our own Janette 
Grand Prize
$20 Amazon Gift Card- donated by our own Lourie
Grand Prize 
Wow!  That is quite the list of prizes, in fact almost $630 in prizes!!! 
Please visit all of our great sponsors by clicking on their links, these are all shops we love and support. 
Get ready, as next Thursday, December 5th this amazing extravaganza will begin!  Remember, the more you participate (hint recap all four weeks) the more chances you will receive to be one of the lucky winners.  Even if you don't win it is so much fun looking back and remembering the year, meeting new bloggers and reading other bloggers recaps.   Please remember you need to add the button to your recap posts to help spread the word; just copy and paste the code below the button to add it to your post.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment and ask.  

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  1. Wow! That is quite the collection of prizes. I will have to spend some time on my blog looking over old posts to see what I have to recap. This could be a lot of fun!

    1. It really is so much fun! I am always amazed at how many things I forgot about as I look back. It often sparks inspiration for new posts or things I want to do again.

  2. What an amazing set of prizes! I can't wait to link up and go back through the year!

  3. I'm excited to link up! What an awesome set of prizes. I'm looking forward to the recaps. I've been terrible about keeping up with blogs, so this will be catch up time for me!

    1. Yes, I am so behind this year too, so I love these as they really are the best of your blogs so great way to catch up.

  4. Wow! That's a ton of prizes! Good idea choosing two winners this year - more chances to win!!

    1. Yes! When we kept getting so many amazing sponsors we decided that we had way more than enough to have two winners.

  5. Love doing this every year, have to start planning my posts!