July 17, 2013

A sponsor spotlight and the dog days of Summer giveaway!

I have some exciting things for you today including a sponsor spotlight and giveaway!  First, I’ve got a serious question for you.  Have you guys met Ann and LaShawn?  If not, here’s your chance to meet two lovely ladies who just happen to be my July sponsors!  And not just any sponsors, but my first ever!  That’s right!  With the publish of this post, Ad space finally available, Ann and LaShawn were quick to jump on board and I couldn’t have been more thrilled!  These two ladies really put a smile on my face and helped me to achieve a HUGE blog milestone!  So for that, I am extremely grateful!  Now, before I go getting all emotional on you, I’m going to stop right here and start with the introductions already.


Ann is from Tarnished Royalty and when asked the following questions, this is what she had to say:

Q: What is a short term goal for your website?
A: Right now I'm working on getting 50 new newsletter subscribers.

Q: What is a long term goal for your website?
A: Long term, I hope to grow my online jewelry business to a full time occupation.

Q: And when I hit Ann with this toughie: Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
A: She answered: Hard question Elena! I really had to do some soul searching to answer it! I guess I see myself doing the same thing I'm doing now, but in a more thriving, meaningful way. I would like to be much more interactive with the online community, serving as a source of inspiration and friendship to real women with real issues, style, and otherwise.

Great answer Ann!

If you’d like to connect with Ann, feel free to:

- Subscribe to her newsletter,
- like her Facebook Fan Page, or
- follow her on Pinterest.

Introductory Group Post for July sponsors

LaShawn is from March to December and when asked the following questions, this is what she had to say:

Q: What is a short term goal for your website?
A: To continue to meet people through blogging.

Q: What is a long term goal for your website?
A: To grow and be a name in the blogging community.

Q: Is there a specific post/product you are especially proud of?
A: This is not acceptable (at first I thought this was her response to my question, but luckily for me it was an actual post; WHEW!)

If you’d like to connect with Ann, feel free to:

- Like her on Facebook,
- follow her with Bloglovin’, or
- on Twitter.



Now for the fun stuff!  Our giveaway!  I say “our” because Janine from both J9 Designs (my featured sponsor: see her ad below), and Janine's Confessions of A Mommyaholic, and I have joined forces to give away some amazing things!  We both decided to celebrate our recent successes by offering one lucky reader the chance to win your choice of a new 150 x 150 Blog Grab Button or 250 x 500 About me Graphic Logo for your sidebar which has a $30 value courtesy of J9 Designs or a $20 Amazon gift card courtesy of yours truly!  Yep, that’s worth a total of $50!  So, what are you waiting for?  Ready. Set. GO!  And did I mention GOOD LUCK?!

Also, as a reminder Janine is offering her wonderful services for 10% off for the summer time!  I’d hurry fast!

Click HERE to access The Rafflecopter Giveaway

Additionally, I’m giving away a free medium size ad spot.  For a chance to win, head over to A Cat-Like Curiosity to enter!

If you missed my previous post, And the blogger award goes to…, feel free to take a peek to find out if I nominated you!  If you missed the introduction of The Pinterest Incentive Program, it really is a must read especially for those looking to increase their traffic and improve their page rank!  There is still time to sign up but spots are filling quickly!

Also, did you see my feature on Powerful Mothering for my FREE Dayz of Summer Photography Checklist?  I’m so excited and I hope you’ll check it out!

My featured sponsors:


  1. Oh I am so happy to be doing this one with you again and seriously love advertising with you!! :)

  2. your bog looks terrific. A great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. I hope you have entered my giveaway too xo

  3. Awesome! Here's hoping. I found I already do follow you both on many forms of social media.

  4. This is great. Hope you're having fun on vacation! :)

  5. It sounds like a couple of great sites to check out :)


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