Monday, December 1, 2014

Review Extravaganza 2014: Rules and Prizes

We are so excited to announce the 5th Annual Review Extravaganza!  I cannot believe I have been doing this for 5 years now.  This year there are many new faces for co-hosts and a new group of awesome prizes.
2014 Review Extravaganza

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 9 amazing hosts!
From Top to Bottom-Left to Right:(Click on the names below to get to their blogs)

How to Play
- Each Monday** in December link with your recap of 3 months at a time
    December 8th: Recap January, Feb, and March
    December 15th: Recap April, May and June
    December 22nd: Recap July, August and September
    December 29th: Recap October, November and December and 5 goals for upcoming year
** Posts do not have to be posted on Monday but MUST be posted by Friday to count for points.  So, the first week you can post Dec 8th through Dec 12th, etc.
The Rules
- Must link up a recap, not just a general blog post- please link to your actual post, not just your blog
- 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
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Our sponsors are so amazing and we love all the amazing things they are offering for the Review Extravaganza.  This year we will again have two winners, one Grand Prize Winner and a Runner-up.  
Here are our wonderful sponsors (in no particular order)- please visit their sites and see what amazing things they have to offer.  
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 //Instagram
Little Blessings by Brenda Gift Coupon 
$75 Value
Grand Prize
Little Blessings in Brenda specializes in hand-made children's clothes.  The winner will receive $75 in credit to Brenda's store.  She has some super adorable Frozen clothes that any little girl would love!
Special: Customers of Brenda's - spend $100.00 in a 6 months time period you can pick out a free embroidered T-shirt of any child size (newborn to size 12) of their choice. Or when they spend $150.00 in a 6 months time period they will receive $20.00 off their next order.

Find Little Blessings by Brenda at: Facebook//Etsy//Pinterest//

Printcess: 4 Hand-made Cruelty Free Eye Shadows
$24 Value
Grand Prize
Printcess offers handmade, cruelty-free mineral eye shadow that's inspired by novels.  The winner will receive 4 handmade, cruelty-free mineral eye shadows of the winner's choice, from Printcess.

Can find Printcess at the following: Website//Facebook//Etsy//Twitter// Pinterest
Centime $50 Gift Voucher 
$50 Value
Grand Prize
Centime Gift- Old-school values are our motto. We create timeless and universally appealing design, yet each gift is handmade and personal. We refuse to believe that a budget should limit your imagination. The winner will receive a $50 gift voucher for an item of their choice.

Find Centime here: Website//Facebook//Pinterest//Twitter//

Retro-Style Hand-made Apron by Kaleidoscope of Colors

$15 Value
Runner-Up Prize
Amanda of Kaleidoscope of colors creates beautiful hand-made goods for you and your family.
This gorgeous retro style apron in a cream, burgundy, avocado print looks stunning in the kitchen while baking or cooking that special dish.  Winner will receive this hand-made apron.

Find Kaleidoscope of Colors at: Blog//Etsy//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram//Pinterest//
Tiny Wish Creations-Multiple Prizes

Custom Birthstone Necklace and Custom Birthstone Bracelet
$27 Value
Grand Prize

Custom Painted Wine Glass
$10 Value
Runner Up Prize
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Tiny Wish Creations features hand painted, heat cured glassware and jewelry. Each piece of painted glassware is created for the buyer, and is custom made.  The Grand-prize winner will revive a custom birth stone necklace and bracelet.  The Runner-up winner will receive a custom painted wine-glass. 

Find Tiny Wish Creations at: Facebook//Etsy//Twitter//Instagram

Jamberry Nail Wrap and Application Kit
$27 Value
Grand Prize
Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after a few days!  Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money.  The winner will receive a nail wrap and application kit.  Mary a blogger and Jamberry consultant is donating this gift.
Can find Mary and Jamberry at: Website//Mary's Blog// 
Matte Black Tassel Bracelet from Early August
$20 Value
Runner-Up Prize
Matte Black Tassel Bracelet from Early August. Chic and just a little edgy, this matte black bracelet can literally be paired with anything! The perfect bracelet that can easily be transitioned from day to night.  

Find Early August at Website//Facebook//Twitter//Pinterest
Hand-made Clutch from Oyeta
$30 Value
Grand Prize
Linen and Lace zippered clutch with hidden wrist strap. A lovely lace in floral embroidery covering a natural color linen. Perfect for a clutch or a wristlet to keep your small essential things like mobile phones, make up, etc

 You can find Oyeta at: Website//Etsy//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram//Pinterest
Variety of Best Selling Books- from Midlife Guru
$50+ Value
Grand Prize 
Caryn, blogger at the Mid-Life Guru, is an authentic and trusted mid-life voice sharing her wisdom gained over the years. She is an avid reader and school board member and is sharing some of her favorite kid and young adult books.
The prize is three Children's and one Young Adult book all best sellers that are sure to be treasured by the children and young adults in your life. Perfect for holiday gift giving or sharing memorable moments.

You can find Mid-Life Guru: Blog//Facebook//Pinterest//Twitter//Pinterest//Instagram//

Shaggy Loops Bracelet from Shadow Rogue Original 
$15 Value
Runner-Up Prize
Heather of Shadow Rogue makes hand-made jewelry with enchanting chain-mail designs with a modern twist.  This 7-inch designer bracelet would add an awesome pop of color to your outfit. 
Find Shadow Rogue at: Facebook//Etsy
$25 Visa Gift Card from Emily Kathryn Photography
$25 Value
Grand Prize
Emily (our very own Emmy Mom) is a natural light photographer who specializes in newborns and families.  She loves capturing those little moments and creating art you will cherish forever.  She is donating a $25 Visa Gift Card.

Find Emily Kathryn Photography at: Website//Facebook//Instagram

Arbonne Sample Kit and $10 Starbucks e-gift Card
$20 Value Total
Grand Prize
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Arbonne RE9 Advanced Sample Kit | The RE9 Advanced set synergizes 9 age-defying elements and botanicals that are clinically proven to start working within 24 hours (value $10).  The winner will also receive a $10 Starbucks e-gift card.  These are being donated by Kenzie of Chasing my Extraordinary.

Find Kenzie at: Blog//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram//Pinterest//Google+

Gold Necklace with Elephant Pendant from Made in Neverland
$15 Value
Runner-Up Prize
Kenzie of Hello Neverland is donating a Gold necklace with a sweet mini elephant pendent on an 18-inch chain.  Would make a perfect gift!

Find Kenzie and Made in Neverland at: Website//Etsy//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram//Pinterest//Google Plus

Cleansing Face Oil from Stella Kenton
$17 Value
Grand Prize
An Organic Cleansing Face Oil with Rose Hip and Tea Tree. 
Stella Kenton's Rose Hip and Tea Tree Face Cleansing Oils contain a non-clogging moisturizing oil infused with Rose Hip Seed, Tea Tree, Lavender, and Orange Essential Oils. This is a cleansing oil; it helps remove makeup.

Find Stella Kenton at: Website//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram//Etsy

Personalized Photo Charm Braclet from WiReD Boutique
$32 Value
Grand Prize 

This personalized customized photo tile charm bracelet would make a wonderful gift!  This bracelet requires four photos from the winner that become part of the scrabble tiles under a polished coating.  It also includes four theme charms along with four birthstone beads of the winner's choice.

Find WiRed Boutique at: Website//Facebook//Twitter//Etsy//Pinterest//Instagram//Google+

Party in a Box 
$20 Value
Runner- Up Prize
Take the work out of planning your kid's next party. Party in a Box is a party rental service that comes with everything you need top decorate for your party.  The winner will receive a free party rental. 

Find Party in a Box: Facebook//Website

Spiked Layering Necklace
$20 Value
Grand Prize
Kelly of Your Charmed Life is donating a petite and simple Spiked Layering Necklace.  This necklace is made of pure brass and the chain is a small gold-filled chain.  The spike measures approximately 23mm x 5 mm and you get to pick your own chain size.  

Find Kelly at: Blog//Etsy//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram//Pinterest//

Handmade Apron by Grandma "Sew" Fun
$30 Value
Grand Prize
These cute winter aprons are just a sample of the cute aprons that "Grandma" makes as part of her hand-made shop.  Perfect to keep your clothes clean of spills and stains and look great in the process.

Find Handmade by Grandma on: Facebook

Jamberry Nail Set
$15 Value
Runner-Up Prize
 Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after only a few days!  Gone are the days of the single colored manicure.  Gone are the mani/pedis that take all afternoon and most of your cash too!  Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money.   Layuah of Rose Gold and Ringlets is donating a nail set.

Find Layuah at: Blog//Website//Twitter//Instagram//Pinterest

Wow!  That is quite the list of prizes, in fact more than $600 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 Monday, December 8th 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.  


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, lots of great ones. I know you said you were trying not to blog at the end of December but if you want to write these ahead of time and play along still that would be awesome of course :)

  2. Am I reading those dates incorrectly? The eights is a Monday but it says Thursday. Can you clarify when to post? Thanks!

    1. You are so right, it is Monday, I fixed it all now. Hope you play along with us!