Thursday, March 26, 2015

The AU-some April Autism Awareness Initiative

April is Autism Awareness Month. 
1 in 68. We all know someone affected by autism. 
I am an advocate for AU-someness, awareness and for acceptance. 

I, along with a stellar group of small businesses, have teamed up to create a Glittery Goodness Initiative. Throughout the month of April, we are all offering an autism awareness related product for sale. We hope to spread awareness throughout the month and we are giving back-the Glittery Way. We will all be donating 10 percent of our sales of these very special products to a beautiful and noble non-profit cause.

With great honor, we will be making our donation to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to help families affected by autism to live life to the fullest. 
Doug Flutie was an amazing professional NFL football player for many years. He and his wife started a family and had a beautiful son- Doug Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. The Fluties started their extraordinary foundation in honor of their son. They do so much for so many-a family affected by autism doing so much to help ease the burden of other families and to spread joy. Noble, indeed.

Please visit and support the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation and read about all of the astounding, kind and generous ways they give back. 

And please visit these shops that have so graciously created products that would be fantastic for Autism walks, gifts for kids, parents, teachers and therapists and everything offered is AUsome for spreading awareness. These products are all made with love and simply shine. 

As always, I thank you for your support and sparkle. Life is short and unpredictable. Do nice things when you can. 

Shine on. 

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Sparkling Shops:

Monkey See Monkey Do Designs~ Custom Puzzle Piece Masterpiece
Ellery Designs~ Choo Choo Custom Railroad Sign
Foodadz~ Special Autism Edition Foodadz~The coolest tools for food:)
Stampin' Fanatic~ Custom Autism Awareness Walk Flags
Tini Divas~ Special Edition Most AU-some Kid Ever tee
Painted & Sprinkled~ Blue Velvet and beautiful blue stick cake pops (local only-no delivery)
BluGrass Designs~ Choice of AU-SOME room art printable
Sweet Georgia Sweet~ Custom Rainbow Ribbon Topiary
Super Mandy Graphics~ Choice of colorful Awareness printable wall art
Simply Just Chic~ Embracing Amazing puzzle piece tee
Bird's Party~ Rainbow Party perfect printables
Chloe Christine~ Custom Handstamped Puzzle Piece necklace
Olive It~ Choice of adorable Awareness Pencils
The Purple Pug~ Rainbow Puzzle Piece Sparkle Sacks + Team Twinkle Totes

Please visit and support the Flutie Foundation!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

GIVEAWAY TIME! Party with Sweet Treats and The Pug

It is with great honor + glittery giddiness that I am hosting a Glittery Giveaway to celebrate my girl, Norene Cox's, spectacular sequel book: Party With Sweet Treats.

Norene is the creative genius behind the cuteness inspiring blog~ Party Pinching. She is always dreaming up new and exciting ways to turn every day pantry items into tiny works of adorable, edible art. Her fab first book was an epic success and is still available if you want to start a collection of adorablosity: Sweet Treats for the Holidays.

I am also beyond excited to announce that I will be giving away a copy of this brill book, along with some sparkling loot from yours truly.

Party With Sweet Treats offers novel ideas to dress up store bought goodies for every occasion. This book focuses on clever and creative party food ideas for any occasion you can think of! In this beautiful book, Norene shares easy-to-follow party oriented recipes and ideas for occasions throughout the year. From awesome April Fool's Day tricks to sweet summertime snacks-the ideas are original and infinitely adorable. The directions are clear and concise. The pictures and photographic styling are stellar. What I adore most about the book is that these are ideas that anyone-including people like myself that are cooking/baking challenged- can easily handle. The book provides resources, tips, tricks and will have you creating sweet and unique treats with store-bought items in seconds flat.

Most importantly, this book is good old-fashioned fun. A perfect gift and a perfect creative reference for any kitchen. With so many ideas online these days-there is something magical about holding an actual book in your hands. Charming + creative.

You can purchase Party With Sweet Treats here:
Barnes and Noble

I am giddy to be giving away a copy of this brilliant book and two glittery prizes from yours truly~A custom Twinkle Tote™ and a set of 12 Tiny + Shiny Sparkle Sacks® -you can choose any design you would like:) That's three prizes up for grabs! Enter via Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will end Sunday night (3/15/15)

Good luck:)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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