June 2010 Giveaway! 6 Shops & 10 Winners!

We hope you’ve had a wonderful month!  It’s been really busy on our end, but we didn’t want to leave you hanging:)  We gathered some awesome sellers and we can’t wait for you to see what they’re giving away (and how cute their shops are!)  Be sure to pay them a visit and take advantage of their discounts that are just for our readers…and for a limited time.

After a hectic month, we really want to keep things simple…there’s only ONE way to enter this months giveaway, leave a comment telling us your products that you could never live without (beauty, cleaning, cooking, anything!)  We’re curious, need some good quality reading, and thought it would be fun…so, off you go!  Oh, be sure to enter by this coming Saturday (midnight).  The winners will be announced Sunday evening on this blog.  We really prefer that you leave your email address if you don’t have a blog for us to contact you through, gracias.

” Neisha’s Blue is my little son and my little shop, both born in 2009. Neisha’s Blue Baby Boutique was the family plan B in a very difficult time, but it has evolved into my creative outlet to design beauty. I believe that accessories should be available to everyone and in order to do this, Neisha’s Blue offers warm friendly service, gorgeous pieces, quality materials, but what is most important affordable prices. I won’t consider this little shop as the ‘premier’ or the ‘exclusive’ boutique, everyone is afraid to even look at, we are a hard-working mom (stay at home or not) oriented shop, such as myself. In my life, I have achieved greatest things, but nothing will make my day as hearing my son giggle and looking at a customer baby girl picture wearing one of my pieces or reading the feedback left.

Please come and shop with us….and of course you should be able to hear in the background baby boy rumbles and a ‘oh so happy’ Welcome to Neisha’s Blue…”

 Neisha’s Blue is offering the winner $25 of in-store credit, plus free shipping!  Everyone else can receive 25% off any one item, via refund.  Just mention code “25%offorsoshesays” in the checkout notes to seller.  This offer expires July 10, 2010.
“When one thinks about wood products is usually picture something traditional and rustic, more or less old. What Vectorcloud does instead is surprisingly urban and pop. Whether it is the Retro Desk Clock vaguely inspired by the 50s radio, the charming TV photo-brooch, or the hole- punched heart necklace in which to stitch your own message, Vectorcloud aims to bring a little joy and playfulness into the mundane of the everyday life. Vectorcloud is a design studio based in Queens, New York that focuses on laser cut wearable items and home decors. Although the wood items are a definite favorite, Amelia, the designer also executes custom request and products out of other materials. The paper jewelry card is another of Vectorcloud’s unique collection that is also unexpectedly inspiring.”

Vectorcloud is offering three winners the Hot Air Balloon necklace, a $27 dollar value!  This also includes free shipping!  Everyone else can receive 10% off, via refund, if they become a Facebook fan and an additional 10% off if they mention “Or so she says…” in the checkout notes to seller.  This offer expires July 12, 2010.

“Have you always wanted Longer Fuller eyelashes without the bother of mascara? I know I have! That is exactly why I went into the Eyelash Extension business. Lash Out offers many different lengths, and curls to give you the best eyelashes you can imagine! Eyelash extensions truly will change your life!!  Read more about them in our “Or so she say…” guest post.  Serving Salt Lake and Davis Counties (and one of your favorite gals, Jessica!)  You can email us at jesicaashworth@msn.com.”

Lash Out is offering their Utah winner a full set of lashes (on location or at your house), a $99 dollar value!  Everyone else can receive 50% off their full lash service, just mention “Or so she says…”.  This offer expires expires August 1st, 2010.  To contact, email jesicaashworth@msn.com.

“As a jewelry lover, I believe that you need to” FROST YOURSELF”. Jewelry is a fabulous way to accessorize and make a statement or just boost your mood. Poppy Chic Jewelry specializes in personalized jewelry that is lovingly hand stamped by me. Each piece is made with great attention to detail and the highest quality sterling silver, copper, or brass. The metals will age over time and will add more charm to the individual piece. Poppy Chic Jewelry is a great way to customize a gift for that special someone.”

Poppy Chic Jewelry is offering one winner the “Key to My Heart” necklace (shown above), valued at $38!  A second winner will receive the “Hugs and Kisses” necklaces (shown above, top right), valued at $23!  And, a third winner will receive $10 of in-store credit.  All winners will receive free shipping!  Everyone else can receive 20% off, via refund.  Just mention “Or so she says…” in the checkout notes to seller.  This offer expires July 16, 2010.

MB Art Studios is the creative work of me (Mary Burrows), an artist residing with my family in Reno, Nevada. I discovered this creative path in 2004, when I was a stay-at-home mom dabbling with watercolors and needle felting…all due to my son attending a waldorf preschool. Next thing I knew I was creating with clay and my mother-in-law gave me her kiln. I was hooked and opened up my world to the beauty of art after having worked in the corporate world for more than 15 years. MB Art Studios is dedicated to bringing beauty into peoples’ lives. I create my own unique pottery, hold fine art classes for little people to work their magic, and also capture impressions of little ones hands and feet in clay. Each ceramic piece that I create is one-of-a-kind and hand built in my studio with earthenware or stoneware clay. My work is influenced by my love of simplicity and the beauty and power of the written word. I keep my eyes wide open all the time for inspiration.”

MB Art Studios is offering the winner the Carl Sagan Quote Ceramic Clock (shown above), a $40 dollar value!  This includes free shipping!  Everyone else can receive 10% off, via refund.  Just mention “Or so she says…” in the checkout notes to seller.  This offer expires July 12, 2010.

“I am a 23 year old gal living in Utah. Working, trying to get my hubby through expensive school! Selling my flapper creations on the side.  I am obsessed with the flapper era. I wish I could live back in that time & wear all those fashions. It is my inspiration for all my creations. That’s where the name “Flapper Fashions” came about.  Growing up, my mom was amazing at crocheting and would whip me up something I loved. I decided to try out crocheting on my own. After a lot of practice, I got the hang of it. I started creating accessories of my own for my family & friends. They all encouraged me to sell my creations. Might as well make a little extra while doing something I love! So here I am.

I am always coming up with fresh ideas & fashions. Check back regularly for my “Flapper Fashions”. I love doing custom orders!”

Flapper Fashions is offering the winner the “Thin Mustard Headwrap”, the “Green Crochet Flower Headband,” and the “Polka Dot Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark,” a $32 dollar value (plus free shipping!)  Everyone else can receive free shipping, via refund.  Just mention “Or so she says…” in the checkout notes to seller.  This offer expires July 12, 2010.


Alright, can’t wait to read about your favorite all time products and hear y’all squeal about the fun prizes.  We’ll have 10 winners this month :)  Thanks to everyone who contributed for this giveaway!




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Mariel (mahr-eeee-elle) is a mother to six, wife to one. Loves homeschooling, golfing, cupcakes, traveling, cuddling, non-fiction books, gardening, James Taylor, and family time. This is her blog. Enjoy!

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  1. Actually, after going through the MB Art Studios shop, I realized that the Carl Sagan clock is my favorite! I also love the “Be you” keychain, though. It’s very “me.”

  2. Easy, real tears Eye Drops, and Mary Kay concealer!

  3. I could not go anywhere without my Lubriderm Sunscreen lotion. I use it everyday and it smells so yummy.

  4. I have been using Marcelle foundation & eye makeup remover for years- I can’t imagine anything being better! I LOVE the eye makeup remover! SO quick & easy & doesn’t bug my eyes at all.

  5. I can’t go anywhere without my Burt’s Beeswax Lip Balm. I have one every. Both cars, my purse, diaper bag, work. I always have 1 with me!

  6. My George Forman Grill. It cooks so fast and doesn’t heat up the whole house. I Heart it.

  7. I can’t live without hair elastics! I always have one with me in case I want to put my hair up!

  8. I have to have lotion with me all of the time!! I use a handmade lotion from an Etsy seller. Love it!

  9. eyeliner. green liquid luscious eyeliner – can’t leave home without it… I think I’d rather forget my underwear than my eyeliner on a trip (oh wait… I actually DID do that once)

  10. Recently I discovered Secret Clinical Strength deodorant and LOVE it! Couldn’t go back to normal deodorant ever again!

  11. MAC eyeshadow. It’s the only crap that doesn’t crease on me. I love it.

  12. i have a new love in my life, retro hair blow dry lotion. you put a little in your hair, once it has air dried a bit, and it just smooths my hair, and helps it dry faster, and it looks healthier too! gotta love that!! thanks for the giveaway!! such great shops!!

  13. I just have to say first of all I love your blog and enjoy reading it everyday. I love all the giveaways so cute. Onto my product I can’t live without hummm…. so many to chose from. Well, I am going to have to go with my Mr. Clean magic erasers!! I have 3 small children (one that is two) and lets just say it’s AMAZING!! It totally saves my walls and anything else that meets up with my two year old.

    Heather- jhslack@gmail.com

  14. I heart my red kitchen aide! Couldn’t be a “make bread once a week,” wife without it! necklacebliss(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. So excited about this! My fave product is my Tresseme Shampoo and Conditioner! Love that stuff!!!

  16. I would love the Carl Sagan clock.

  17. things i couldn’t live without: mac eye liner in a pot, my bosch, secret deoderant, febreeze, scrubbing bubbles, bath & body works scents, and jergen’s natural glow lotion!


  18. I could not live without my flat iron. Curly frizzy hair in the dry dessert does not suit me well. Thank heavens for that invention!

  19. I couldn’t live with out my mint flavored chapstick. It’s an addiction :)

  20. I could not live without pumpkin pie filling. I can use it to create so many different yummy desserts. Love it!

  21. I can not live without my TIDE to go pen. Keep it in my purse always because I need it ALWAYS. Works great!

  22. I could not live without Cover Girl foundation!!! Love it!!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  23. Love clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing gel. Wish it came with sunscreen. :)

  24. I cannot live without Mary Kay’s acne treatment get, if I’m getting a zit, under the skin or just a small one, I put a little bit of this gel on it and it zaps it away, just like that! I swear by this stuff! sweetcookie418@hotmail.com

  25. I got my first pair of MIZUNO running shoes two years ago and my life has NEVER been so fabulous!! They are like running on pillows :) Seriously can’t believe I went so long without them!!

  26. Baby wipes. Especially in the summer, you can’t go wrong with them. Besides cleaning, they’re great for keeping cool!


  27. The things I cannot live without are:
    1. Chapstick
    2. Aveda Shampoo & Conditioner
    3. Blow Dryer
    4. My BBQ


  28. I recently discovered Avons Moisture Therapy hand cream. Worked on my dried out “winter” hands like nothing else I have tried! Thanks for the amazing giveaways!

  29. Neutrogena face lotion. I cannot go a day without it! And Aveeno lotion for the rest of me. :) Love those two products, they’re the best!

  30. Chapstick and baking soda! I use baking soda to wash my hair and it makes it so nice!

  31. I actually really love my Bosom Buddy from Slumber Parties. However..I only use it as chapstick and it is AMAZING. I have one at home, one in my purse and one at work. Vanilla lotion is also a must!! Love your blog!!!


  32. I love my Cetaphil lotion! It is the only lotion that keeps my skin moisturized.


  33. nutrogena facial bar! I love it and have used it for years and years!

  34. Pampers disposable diapers:)

  35. I could not live without my Crockpot!

  36. Mary Kay lip gloss.

  37. Beauty: Mineral Powder..somedays it’s all I put on before leaving the house (so I don’t feel nekid, ya know!

    Cleaning: Don’t do it! It stinks! But really, I was recently introduced to Meleluca by my SIL! The products are awesome, and the are all SAFE to be around our kids!

    Cooking: Right now, I’m obsessed with the blender. Throuw in some ice and I’ll blend ANYTHING!

    Love your giveaways BTW!

  38. Mary Kay eye make-up remover, Cetaphil face wash, Mr. Clean magic eraser. Love this stuff!!

  39. i couldn’t live without magic eraser, lash blast mascara, and midnight plum nail polish from avon.

  40. Oh so much I love!!! My daughter always needs hair bows (now if she would only let me do her hair!!). I love the retro wooden clock that you stick to the wall. There is a gorgeous charm necklace. And great hair accessories for me!!! Love the giveaways!!!

  41. I recently tried to be more frugal with makeup and tried using cheaper foundation and I discovered that I CAN’T live without my Mary Kay foundation! It covers everything and doesn’t melt off my face in the summer. I guess I’ll just have to be frugal elsewhere! =)

  42. I could not live without my mom’s bread recipe. It is so fast and yummy. It is only 1 hour from the time I start putting in the ingredients until I am pulling it out of the oven. I have adapted it a little here and there but it is still the same basic recipe and it is yummy!

    Oh.. and eyeliner – gotta have it. Expensive ones, cheap ones and in all forms….LOVE IT!

  43. I love love love your blog!
    I can’t live without
    1. My kids & hubby
    2. exercise
    3. paula dorf mascara(blackberry)
    4. laura mercier tinted moisturizer
    5. tivo


  44. okay, i am delurking for this awesome giveaway!

    I LOVE my cast iron griddle and use it almost daily
    I LOVE mentholatum for my lips
    I LOVE Alima mineral makeup

  45. I love my Cetaphil cream and carmex! It doesn’t matter what you put on top if your skin/lips are dries out and flaky!

  46. I love my Pampered Chef pans. I only have a couple, but they are the best nonstick pans I’ve ever used. I love my Clorox wipes for cleaning all the kid stickiness off my table and chairs. And I love my Mary Kay moisturizer.

  47. Could not live without my Chi straightener… AMAZING!! LOVE YOUR BLOG… Ashley28824@hotmail.com

  48. Burt’s bees chapstick (original flavor). I think that I am keeping them in business.

  49. I love it!
    I cannot live without my Dell Laptop… I just cant!

  50. my eyelash curler and blistex! what a great giveaway!


  51. I love Kiehls cleansing milk face wash, Clorox Clean-Up, Viva paper towels, and my king size down pillow (it’s like a mini body pillow).

  52. Things I cant live without(no order)..

    1. Chapstick-Natural Ice
    2. Gum-Extra
    3. Internet
    4. Family/Friends


  53. It’s ridiculous how much I love my MacBook. I practically sleep with it under my pillow.

  54. Love my Mac Paint Pot eyeshadow primer. My eyeshadow has never budged or creased on my eye and lasts all day when I use this. Even in this summer heat! It’s amazing…great giveaway!!!

  55. My “magical” Aroma rice cooker! Best $35 I ever spent at Costco. Just throw in the rice & water, hit white or brown & it cooks perfectly. It even has a delay start. :)

  56. My Nautilus Sleep system bed! We have had it for 9 years and it is still awesome! With it’s life-time warranty, I should never have to buy a new bed!

  57. I can’t live without my Reef Botanicals Mock Turtle shampoo, my Reef Botanicals Oatmeal Honey soap, and my Bare Minerals makeup.

  58. I love Aveeno body lotion, Mary Kay Satin Lips, and Biosilk Silk Therapy.

  59. I can’t live without Locktite Extreme. That stuff can bond ANYTHING together ;)

  60. I love my Thumbies necklace. It has my son’s footprint on it. It is beautiful.

  61. Nice giveaway…Of all the things I thought I couldn’t live without I discovered I could, but every time I pass JoAnn’s I have to go in. I have a serious weakness for fabric!

  62. Products I couldn’t live without:
    1. Bath & Body Works lotion
    (Twilight Woods is my new favorite scent)
    2. Plain old chapstick
    3. Hair ties (an elastic is usually around my wrist at all times!)

  63. I don’t think i can live without…
    1~ Dr.Pepper
    2~ Chocolate
    3~ SoftLips pearl (the only thing that seems o work on my chapped lips!)

  64. I do a lot of cooking from scratch, so I’d hate to be without my KitchenAid. Mary Kay Satin Lips and mascara so everyone can tell I have eyes!

  65. I’d have to say my Clorox/Lysol wipes. Gosh I use them for everything! Those Magic Erasers a close second, though :o).

  66. 1. My Laptop
    2. Earplugs to Sleep with
    3. Chapstick
    4. Air Conditioning!

    P.S. I love Poppy Chic Jewelry!!!!

  67. I *love* my Pampered Chef baking stones! I never bake cookies without it!

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  69. I am in love with my Silpat mat. I hate hate HATE scrubbing dirty pans. And now, I don’t have to! Everything comes right off. It’s amazing.

  70. My Blendtec blender for great smoothies and grinding wheat, and my revlon colorstay eyeliner!

  71. Humm…I love my Bath and Body Lipgloss and I have to have mascara. Can I take a book too?

  72. My favorite all time product is my blend tec blender! I am obsessed with it, I make soup, ice cream and sometimes even bread!!!

  73. Gosh…how to pick (and don’t judge my list of wordly items)…my cell phone, dvr, a good book, chocolate covered cinnamon bears, Bare Minerals makeup, and right now since I just had surgery…GOOD PAIN MEDICINE!!!

  74. oh what I cannot live with out…
    chapstick, regular ol’ pink chapstick
    antibacterial wipes (boys and toilet missing!)
    Binki’s (I tuck one into my cleavage for easy access, for the baby of course!)
    and orange juice.


  75. Original Curel Hand lotion and a journal to write all my thoughts and worthy events in.


  76. I couldn’t live without my toothbrush and toothpaste!
    Thanks for the giveaway. Love reading your blog!

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  78. Got to have my Kitchenaid mixer and my cast iron skillet.

    yiyinx at yahoo.com

  79. I couldn’t live without DVR. It has changed my night time television viewling!

  80. Holy cow, I can’t live without my Bosch washer and dryer, my Arm and Hammer Green cleaning products, my jjcole play mat, what else….hmmm…and Curel Hand Lotion, and V8. How’s that for a random list.

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  82. Love your blog. Um the one thing I can’t live without is my hand sanitizer. It is a must for a germ freak like myself.

  83. Can’t live without mascara, my wedding ring, oxiclean, my iTouch, the DVR, and fingernail clippers.

    melenieleemarielee @ yahoo dot com

  84. I can’t live without my treadmill, washer & dryer, toothbrush!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  85. in the kitchen…my wisk…i used cheap wisks for years, no longer! i love my wisks.

    for myself…my burt’s bee honey body butter…love love it…

  86. Bestform nursing bra :)

  87. I cannot live without a few things…namely, the Kirkland Signature mineral concealer, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle for my hair, and body lotion with a fragrance, like Bath and Body Works Dancing Waters. I also have to have Formula 409 Natural Stone Cleaner for my quartz counters. And my #1 can’t-live-without-it item? Petroleum Jelly! I can’t get through the day without applying it to my lips at least half a dozen times. :)

  88. I cannot live without my Clorox disinfecting wipes! I’m on the go constantly, and just a wipe here and there makes me feel better about my house not being totally clean, but at least not dirty!

    (I have a blog, but it’s a private one for family)

  89. I can’t live without my griddle. With all the kids home I have to mass produce pancakes, grilled cheese, quesadillas…

  90. Can’t live without lip balm and my phone. They are both always in my pockets 24/7.
    bljohnson30 at sbcglobal dot net

  91. I CANNOT live without Clorox Wipes for quick bathroom clean up. I also love Baking Soda. It cleans, soothes, bakes, deoderizes, and it’s cheap!

  92. The product I’ve started using everyday that has been so simple and has changed my life is Lubriderm with SPF 15. I read a review once comparing Lubriderm to other fancy face creams and it was rated better than lots of them. And its an easy way to coat your body in spf everyday. You’re gonna put lotion on anyway, right?


  93. Can’t wait to try the taffy! Reminds me of my 8th birthday at the Lion House! Thanks, gals!

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  95. I have to go with Clorox wipes. I use them constantly in the kitchen and bathroom. Great to have handy for when unexpected guests arrive! :)

  96. Okay, totally lame, I know, but Bounty paper towel! Can’t clean my house properly without it!

  97. I’m totally a dork, because I wouldn’t be able to function without my laptop! I have a million ideas saved on that thing, and I think I’d be completely devastated if I ever lost it!

    On another note, my microwave is another necessity in my household :)

  98. Even though I’m almost 33 – it’s Vanilla Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers. If I’m in a real jam, another non-fruity flavor – may Dr. Pepper. But vanilla is my favorite. I have 3 or 4 floating around at any given mooment…

  99. Amanda

    This sounds crazy, but I could never live without CHAPSTICK. I would go insane!

  100. I could not live without my beanie hat. I have very short hair and my ears are ALWAYS cold. Even now, July 1, I am wearing my beanie. (Hey, it still is not summer out in the Seattle area. grrr…)

    Happy Canada Day!

  101. My wee tub of “Pot of Gold” from New Zealand. Amazing ointment made primarily of beeswax which instantly soothes insect bites. Works like magic!

  102. I couldn’t do without my hair products. If I don’t use those in the morning, I feel unhappy the whole day!

  103. I can’t live without my cooking supplies. I can’t even think of one that I love more than any other. I just love them all!


  104. I can’t live without my rotary cutter and board…and baby wipes!

  105. I can’t live without my “Beauty Rush” (used to be called Balmy Nights) lip balm from Victoria Secret!! If they ever discontinue it, I’ll have to cry a thousand tears! :) And of course, I can’t live without my hot hubby and adorable baby! (cheesy I know but it had to be said!) ;)

  106. I could not live without hair ties. As much as I like to keep my hair longish, it drives me insane if it is in my face or on my neck. I also can’t live without my contacts. I look like a goofball in my glasses, so contacts are a must.

  107. me me me!

  108. They all look great, but I’m dying over the free lash giveaway the most.

    I just did a fave things post on my blog where you can read ALL ABOUT the products I can’t live without. One of them? Glitter eye liner from VS. Yes, please.

  109. Great prizes!
    I would say that I could not live without my crockpot or my sewing machine! One makes things easier and the other relaxes me!

  110. I definitely couldn’t live without my lipgloss. Probably my sewing machine too… but what good is sewing if your lips don’t shine?

  111. I only use DOVE soap, I have tried using other brands and they leave my skin dry very dry,unlike DOVE. Plus Dove soap leaves less soap scum on my tub so it is easier to scrub my tub. Everyday I drink 3 oz of “Forever Living products” Aloe Vera Gel drink. I drink it so that I can have a healthier digestive system and healthier body. It really works wonders. I so say so myseld because Iam a distributor and I sell this stuff. We have other amazing products that I cannot live without.

  112. I love aloe vera gel. I use it as a hair gel and to soothe mosquito bites.

  113. I cannot live without DHC’s ‘Eye Bright’ (www.dhccare.com). This stuff takes away puffy eyes after late nights or tear-jerkers. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! Also DHC’s ‘Velvet Skin Coat’ is the best primer I’ve found yet. It goes on like a gel but feels like a powder–amazing stuff!!

  114. I love my carmex lip balm. It must be with me at all times. If not, watch out! And blogs – I gotta see them all – such great thoughts out there.

  115. I cannot live without my Swiffer Vac, my dry shampoo and my Avalon Lavender Body Wash.

  116. Awesome giveaways! I love, love, love your blog. I read every post! Such great ideas!!!

  117. Bath and Body Works lip gloss, I love how it tastes.

  118. I can not live without my mineral make-up and crazy colors non the less…. the best and most reasonable is made by my friend Heather at http://www.heatheresque.com/

    her stuff is the best and some of the most brilliant colors I have ever seen!!!

  119. Clorox Green Works cleanser for the kitchen! My new cleaning obsession.


  120. I absolutly love coconut lime lotion from Ulta. I use it everyday if not more than that.

  121. Dressing Your Truth is a beauty makeover system that I have recently experienced. It is 1 of the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. I would love to see them featured on your blog! They teach that each woman has their own type of beauty and they teach you to become your own beauty expert and it WORKS! I look and feel amazing! I didn’t use to before this. dressingyourtruth.com and thecarolblog.com give much more info. It is the BEST thing ever! They teach the right hair, make up, clothing color and design lines for your type of beauty. SOOOOOO awesome! dressingyourtruth.com to find our more!

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