Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scentsy Giveaway!!!

I was contacted by Scentsy (corporate not an individual conslutant) last month asking if I wanted to review one of their candle warmers and some scents! I said "YES" and emailed her right back.

Here's a little bit about them:

Inspired by an Oprah episode on “Millionaire Moms,” stay-at-home mom Kara Egan was seized with the urge to start a business of her own.
Then, over lunch one day, her sister-in-law Colette Gunnell mentioned this funny thing her neighbor did, breaking scented candles into pieces and melting them in an old potpourri warmer.

Something clicked for Kara. “I heard the words in my mind saying Kara, this is it.” She called Colette that same night and asked, “Why don’t we start a business together selling candle chunks in a warmer?”

Scentsy Warmers use a low-watt bulb to melt specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time of the Scentsy Bar or Scentsy Brick.

With no flame, soot, smoke or lead to worry about, the Scentsy system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 delightful Scentsy fragrances.

I mentioned before that I LOVE to burn candles in my kitchen, but know it's not the safest and the smoke can sometimes get on your cabinets.  I had heard of Scentsy from some local friends but was never able to go check out the stuff. (The parties were at night and it's SOOO hard to leave the house at night now that my kids are getting older!). I have a few friends that just LOVE their stuff so I was excited to check it out for myself.
They sent me a few things. A warmer which warms the Scentsy Bars & the Bars themeselves.  I chose the DIY warmer, I liked the clean lines & thought it would look great in my kitchen. I think that it would also be fun to put vinyl decals on it that you could change out with the seasons.

Here's a few of the other warmers that Scentsy offers:

There are LOTS more to choose from, you can check out their website for even more.

They also sent me 3 scents to try out:
Green Tea Smoothie
Skinny Dippin 
& Cinnamon Vanilla

So far our favorite of the 3 is Green Tea Smoothie.
As soon as I opened the Cinnamon Vanilla it reminded me of Fall! (amazing how a smell can do that)... So I'm saving it for cooler weather :)  I can't wait to try a few more!

We also discovered you pour the melted wax back into the container and use it again, so you can change out the scents as you like!

Scentsy Products are sold though Independent Consultants, you can find one here:

TODAY Scentsy is giving away:

One Warmer of your choice AND Scentsy Bar of your choice!!

To enter you have 3 chances to win! (leave a separate comment for each item you do).

1- Visit the Scentsy website then leave a comment on this blog post & let me know your favorite product or scent you'd most like to try.
2- Become a Fan of Scentsy on Facebook
3- Blog, tweet, facebook or in some other way mention this giveaway in Cyberspace!

Giveaway is open until Monday July 26th at Midnight Eastern Time.

*please no links to independent Scenty blogs/dealers in the comments*

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ginger Blossoms Giveaway!

Andrea from Ginger Blossoms was generous enough to send me some of her beautiful felt food!
Right away, my daughter confiscated them and took them to her room!

Where she proceeded to have a little tea party with them...

Ginger Blossoms sells beautifully hand made felt food.  Their felt food sets are great for the imagination, and sparking creativity...they are great for any age. They are a wonderful addition to any play kitchen or grocery store. They make wonderful party favors, and can be customized for any occasion. They are made from 100% eco - friendly materials

Check out some of their products!

Fruit or Veggie Basket? which do you prefer?- oh my that banana... it's bananas!! :)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich!!

Hungry for Breakfast?!?

I can say since I have seen them that the felt food is soft,  meticulously made, and beautiful. My daughter loves to play with them in her "kitchen".

Ginger Blossoms has generously agreed to give away to one Polkadot Chair reader:

A set of Cookies AND Cupcakes!!!

To enter:

1- Visit Ginger Blossoms store and let me know your favorite item.
2- For a second entry, visit Ginger Blossoms blog and subscribe or follow it. 
3- Visit their facebook page and become a fan. 

Leave a separate comment for each thing you do.

Giveaway will end Monday July 12th at Midnight Eastern time!!