Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Dress Up with Designs By Lolita - Holiday Entertaining Guide

Have you seen the painted Martini glasses?  Designs by Lolita has created a line of Christmas ornaments that look just like the big glasses, only in miniature! Titled “Mini Tini,” these ornaments have the same exquisite attention to detail as the large glasses. Mini Tinis are even painted by hand and accented by jewels! If your friends (or you!) are anything like mine, they will love these ornaments. Mini Tini ornaments are packaged in a decorative fiberboard canister, ready for gift giving! Just wrap it In ribbon or pop a bow on it and you’re good to go!

Softlips Winter Flavors Lip Balm Set - Give It Away - US

A couple days ago I waxed poetic about Softlips.  Softlips has put together a fun video with some great gift & packaging ideas.

Good ideas, eh? That's one of the reasons Softlips is part of the HWYD Gift Guide! Now, on to the winning! Easy rafflecopter entry after the jump.

Roadside Ducks - Wordless Wednesday - #WW

It  finally rained here - YAY!!!  While we're nowhere near as dry as some regions, we are in a moderate drought.  As I was out and about, I noticed all these geese and ducks frolicking in a puddle by the road. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Softlips Lip Balm Winter Flavors - Review - Gift Guide

I may have mentioned a time or two that I like lip balm. I mean, I really, really like it! Softlips has always been one of the brands that I carry with me. When I saw that they were bringing back the Holiday flavors of Sugar Cookie, Winter Mint, Sugar & Spice, and Sugar Plum Berry, I was a pretty happy girl! I bought a set last year, but ended up using it as a gift and didn’t get the chance to try these limited edition flavors.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Awesome FREE Beauty Sample

This is an awesome sample. You can click on the image above to get a coupon to take to the beauty counter. If that isn't working, try this link.

Eco Foil Give It Away - 12 Days of Gifts Galore #12daysgalore

Win an awesome prize pack of Eco Foil disposable pans.  We all love the convenience of foil pans, but feel a bit guilty about the disposable-ness of them.  Fret no more!

Eco-Foil is totally, 100% recyclable!  And even better, they're made from 100% recycled materials.  How awesome is that?  The prize pack consists of:

2 - King Roaster pans
4 - 13 x 9 cake pans w/plastic lids
6 - small square cake pans
1 - T-Shirt

gifts galore hop

This is part of the 12 Days of Gifts Galore.  Enter to win my other prize packs, too!  A gift card from Left of Trend and a gift certificate from Dulce Mio

Rafflecopter form after the jump.

Left of Trend Give It Away - 12 Days of Gifts Galore #12daysgalore

Left of Trend is an amazing new Deal site. Rather than the plain ol, plain ol, they offer amazing indie brands. LOVE!!

As I write this, there's items as low as $4! You can't beat that with a stick on Black Friday!  Check out my full review here.

This is part of the 12 Days of Gifts Galore event that's happening right now.   You don't want to miss my other two prize packs! An Eco Foil prize pack and Dulce Mio gift certificate

gifts galore hop

You can win a $35 giftcard to the site. Just fill out the easy-peasy rafflecopter form after the jump.

Dulce Mio Gift Certificate Give It Away - #12Days Galore - WW

Need a great gift for that style conscious person?  Not quite sure what to get them?  Dulce Mio is offering a $35 gift certificate. 

Be it a great bag, a piece of fantastic jewelry, a stylish scarf, or something for the home, there is something for everyone!

gifts galore hop

This is part of the 12 Days of Gifts Galore.  You totally want to enter my other giveaways, too!  A gift card from Left of Trend and a fabulous prize pack from Eco Foil!

Rafflecopter Entry after the jump

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Peace Earrings - Give It Away - WW

These are a great pair of earrings.  Lightweight, stylish, and super fun.  Large peace signs dangle from shiny, silver plated earwires. 

A great, very feminine soft pink in color. 

These would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. 

Easy Rafflecopter entry form after the jump.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Left of Trend - A New Shopping Experience

We’ve seen the great deal sites that are out there. Some are fantastic, some are…not. Most of them carry merchandise that you see everywhere. Left of Trend is different. Left of Trend carries unique brands. Many are up and coming designers, some are small higher end lines. All are the type of items you’d find in a fabulous boutique.

One of the greatest features of Left of Trend is the fact that you never know what you may find! Last time I took a peek there were gorgeous coats and amazing dresses. Today, when I had a look-see, there were fun bags made from upcycled coffee sacks. I also came across trendy, affordable jewelry and some really cute clothes. There were even amazing clothes and accessories for guys! If anyone has a style conscious man in their life, you know exactly how difficult it can be to find items they’ll wear.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dots Printable Set - GlVEAWAY - WW

I'm a list maker.  Always have been, always will be.  I'm always looking for a way to get organized beyond my collection of spiral bound notebooks.  Dots Printables are a fantastic way to get organized.  They have a super cute design and you can print the pages over and over again! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

PunchTab - What is it?

You may have noticed a small pop-up when you're making your first visit of the day.  It says something to the effect of "thanks for visiting +100 points."  That's the new HWYD loyalty program, run through PunchTab.  You can earn points by visiting, commenting, tweeting, +1'ing, and sharing on facebook.  Y'know, things you should be doing anyway!  There's a maximum payout of 500 points per day. 

You can redeem your points for awesome prizes like gift cards to eBay, Groupon, and Zynga.  So don't fret, it's nothing spammy, virus-y, or dangerous.  Plus, it doesn't take that long to earn prizes.  If you maxed out your points every day, you could earn a Groupon (the highest point value) gift card right around Christmas. 

Groovy Christmas CQ Kit - Home For The Holidays Giveaway Hop #HHEvent

Artsy Chaos

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Love the Holidays?  How about home decor?  Dig the DIY?  Enjoy a good giveaway!?  Well then you are in the right place!! Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Event where you can enter to win some great prizes for your home and the Holidays!  This event will have you visiting each blog for prize packages of at least $25.  Hosted by Artsy Chaos, Kelly's Lucky You, My Chaotic Ramblings, and Shopping for Savings

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hopping for your Honey - Blogger Sign Up

Here's another fantastic blog hop for Valentine's Day!  Won't you join me in hop-hop-hopping?  

All the Deets
    1. There is a $5.00 fee to be paid by each participating blogger (this is non-refundable) OR make a blog post about the hop and link back to the hosts’ blogs – If Only Life Could Be That Simple and Going Crazy!!Wanna Go??!!and Couponing & Reviewing in Texas to waive the fee. Please send the link of the post to amy_hollingsworth(at)sbcglobal(dot)net. If sending the $5, please send payment via PayPal to brad(at)advantagestorage(dot)info (please send as a gift so no fees are charged). This payment will go towards the grand prizes!!
    2. After either sending your payment or posting about the giveaway, please add yourself to the linky below.
    3. Please grab the button below and post on your site to gain exposure to the event.

All For Love Valentine’s Event – Blogger Sign-Ups

If you're anything like me, you are always looking for new blog hops.  I like weekly ones, as they've introduced me to lots of great blogs and some fantastic bloggy friends.  But I really like giveaway blog hops!!  Even if I don't enter to win, I always at least check out the prize packs.

Striped Shirt is Really Fun - Winner Wonderland Sponsor Spotlight

Admit it. We’ve all had them. The parents that want the family dressed alike – for whatever occasion. Maybe it was Hawaiian shirts. Matching pajamas, perhaps? My grandmother made all the girls in the family wear the same dress for a family portrait. Oh, and it was home-sewn – and not well.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Who Wants a Let It Snow Necklace

Winter is always a magical time.  I love the dustings of snow and how it makes everything glisten.   We actually had our first snowflakes yesterday.  It was totally unexpected!!  Of course, you need to have at least one healthy snow where you can go out and play in it, too!  Perhaps build a fort or a snowman. 

Chinese New Year Blog Hop - UPDATE!

The Chinese New Year Blog Hop is set for Jan 13-23.  The first 50 spots filled up really quickly!  Thanks to all the interest, I'm working on some really great things behind the scenes - like a grand prize and possibly some smaller prizes.

If you're a blogger and missed out on one of the first 50 spots, don't fret!  You can still take part.  There are two options for participating.

Alexa Stop, Hop, and Drop - Vol 9

Welcome to the Alexa Stop Hop and Drop blog hop. The rules are really simple.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Animals

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pokemon the Movie Giveaway YAY - US

Pokemon the Movie is coming to theatres for a limited run.  Very limited - like 2 days only!  

in theaters
December 3rd & 4th, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

HWYD Happenings

There's a ton of stuff going on behind the scenes here at How Was Your Day!  New giveaways, new reviews, recipes, projects, and oh so much more!

One of the things I'm looking into is PunchTab.  PunchTab is a loyalty program where you earn points for visiting and posting on blogs.  You also earn points tweeting, sharing on Facebook, and Google +1'ing.   Perhaps you know about it already.  Maybe you've seen it on other blogs and didn't know what the heck it was - like me!  Right now, you can earn Giftcards for eBay, Groupon, or Zynga. 

Some of my fabulous bloggy friends and I were discussing PunchTab over the weekend and I thought I'd throw it out to all of you to decide!  Anyway, if you're interested in earning Giftcards for things you should already be doing here at HWYD, let me know! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Under The Tree Giveaway Hop - $100 in Kid Prizes

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Welcome to the Under the Tree Giveaway Event hosted by Life With Two Boys and Mommy's Reviews and Giveaways. This is a child-themed event and the perfect opportunity for you to enter to win some gifts to put under your tree this Christmas. Be sure to hop around to all of the participating blogs before 11:59 pm on November 14th to see the awesome prizes they have to offer.


How Was Your Day? is hosting TWO fantastic Giveaways! 
Click on the link to enter!  It's easy! 

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Cranky & Flynn Save the Day (ARV $75+) - CLICK HERE!

Along Came You & Sewing a Friendship books (ARV $25+) - CLICK HERE

Made With Love Giveaway Event #madewithlove

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Welcome to the Made With Love Event hosted by The Reynolds Mom and Seventeen Sirens! This event features at least $25 or more in handmade prizes on each of the participating blogs. Be sure to go through the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on November 13th at Midnight EST. Good Luck!

How Was Your Day is hosting 2 fantastic giveaways!

Any item from Inspired. by Ashlynn

Your choice of Carlotta clutch from Dulce Mio

Click the links to be taken to the entry forms for each of those. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Check Out Tiny Prints Cards

Tiny Prints has an amazingly huge selection of Christmas Cards. Over 400 choices?!?  Oh my!  How can you choose?  These are some of my favorites.  

Tree Print:  I love the whimsical and retro combination!  

Ornamental Delights: I adore vintage ornaments!  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fashion Friday: Tights

I think socks and tights are a fun way to dress up a boring outfit.   Do you have to wear a uniform to work and want to add your own personality?  How about the dress that fits perfectly, but is totally plain? Some of my favorites: 

Flower Tights.  via

Tattoo Tights

Cable Tights

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Calgary -A Great Place to Live

Calgary is such a delightfully gorgeous town. With the booming economy in Calgary – powered by the Oil sands, strong agriculture, and tourism – housing can be difficult to find. Of course, you’re going to need a place to hang your hat. That’s where Rent Calgary would be useful.

What’s there to do in Calgary, you ask? Lots of stuff, I say! There are Calgary Flames games. Go to the raucous Saddledome. Watch Iggy (Jarome Iginla) and the boys muck and grind it out and have a famous (perhaps infamous?) heroin beer. The world famous Calgary Stampede comes to town in July. Known to many as honky-tonk Mardi Gras, it’s a non-stop party! Are you a football fan? Then catch a Stampeders game!

Alexa Stop, Hop, and Drop - Vol 8

Welcome to the Alexa Stop Hop and Drop blog hop. The rules are really simple.

Please join How Was Your Day along with this week's guest host Inside my Head.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ZOMG Puppies! - Wordless Wednesday

I want a dog.  In the worst way.  It's a big decision though, and I'm almost there.  The only decision left is what breed, then finding one. 

English Bulldog

Or maybe a Frenchie.  Via

Perhaps a Wheaten Terrier?  via     
Australian Shepherds?    

Or, what I really want - an English Sheepdog!  Totally impractical for my life, but y'know...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mederma Stretch The Truth Game + Giveaway - US

You've heard of Two Truths and a Lie, right?  That's the icebreaker/parlor game where you make 3 statements - 2 are true, one is not.   People try to figure out which one is the fib.  Well, the skin care line Mederma has launched a new facebook game called Stretch the Truth, based on the same concept.  Fun eh?

Here are mine - try to guess which one you think is my lie!

I love anything sparkly.
I like to knit.
My favorite vegetable is Zucchini.

Carlotta Clutch Bag Giveaway - #madewithlove - WW

Enter to win a great Carlotta clutch from Dulce Mio.  How cute are these?  The Carlotta is a great size for all your needs.  When we go somewhere I'll need to bring the diaper bag, I bring along one of these and toss it in the diaper bag!

Carlotta is about 6x10 inches with a zip closure.  They're completely lined with a coordinating fabric, too.   Cute, clever, kitschy.   And oh so stylish for the gal on the go! 

Inspired by Ashlynn - Giveaway #madewithlove - US

Want to win a piece of jewelry from Inspired. by Ashlynn? Then you're in the right place! Check out the review here.

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Giveaway - Under The Tree Hop - US

Enter to win the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Cranky & Flynn Save the Day here. Sponsored by Kidtoons.

One fantastically lucky winner will receive a Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Cranky & Flynn Save the Day set from Fisher-Price. They'll also receive a Thomas theatrical one-sheet/movie poster. Retail value $75+ Pretty amazing!


Kids Books Prize Pack - #UnderTreeEvent - Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Along Came You and a copy of Sewing a Friendship. One lucky reader will win both copies!

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