Sunday, December 19, 2010

**CLOSED** Rumpsack "Deck the Halls" Soaker Giveaway

Winner is.....

Cute cloth diapers and Christmas are both things that make me smile. So, what could be better than some super cute Christmas fluff?!

Rumpsack Diapers wants to give one of you an adorable Deck the Halls Fleece Soaker (in Medium or Large)! 

 You can get your own Rumpsack Diapers over at their Hyena Cart Store. They do still have a few Christmas items left, plus a bunch of other awesome fluff!

If you want to win this Deck the Halls Soaker, you just need to like Rumpsack on Facebook and enter your info in the form below. Soooo easy!!!

Giveaway ends Monday at 8pm CST and I will email the winner that night. If you win, please get back to me ASAP so we can get your soaker to you before Christmas!

Good Luck!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

**CLOSED** Natural Pure Essentials Giveaway & Discount

The winner is...

Susan M!!!

Natural Pure Essentials started because of two parents that were determined to find high quality, all natural and toxin free products for their daughter. After sifting through many products that claimed to be 'natural' they are happy to bring you products that truly are natural and pure.

Navine, owner of Natural Pure Essentials, has been kind enough to offer one of their products as a giveaway! One lucky fan will win a Rockin' Green Shake It Up Pail Freshner!

Does your diaper pail or wetbag smell like....a diaper pail? Then freshen things up the Rockin Green way with our all natural pail freshner.

To enter:
Visit Natural Pure Essentials and tell me what your favorite item is.

Giveaway ends on Friday, December 10th and winner will be announced the next day.

Natural Pure Essentials is also giving us a 10% discount!!! Just use the code "fb10". It's good until next Friday, December 10th.

Facebook Updated Their Rules Again

Ugh! Facebook went and updated their promotions guidelines again!

You still can't hold a giveaway on Facebook, unless you use an application on one of your tabs. Not such a big deal, but I've looked through the applications and I've never found one I liked or one that I thought the fans would like. Most of them have been too complicated.

Of course, you can still hold giveaways on your blogs and you can promote those giveaways on Facebook. I've been thinking that you could probably also use Google Docs Forms, even for flash giveaways. You'd just have to post the link on your FB page.

You CAN require people to like your FB page for an entry, but you CAN'T have a giveaway where people are automatically entered when they like your page. I'm assuming this means you can't say at 1000 likes, you'll give away something to a randomly drawn fan. But, you can post a blog giveaway when you reach 1000 likes and have people fill out an entry form.

You CAN'T notify winners on FB. This means, you can't contact the winners with FB messages, chats or posts on profiles or pages. This is why I've started asking for email addresses on our entry forms.

While you can require people to like your FB page to be entered in a contest, you CAN'T require them to take any other action on FB - like post on a profile, like a status or photo, upload a photo, or comment on a wall. For example, you can't have people get an extra entry by liking a certain photo. This could also cause problems for flash giveaways where fans are asked to comment on walls. I actually have a giveaway going on right now that requires entrants to post on a FB wall. So, it looks like I'll be changing my giveaway guidelines...again.

Of course, I'm not a lawyer, but this is my interpretation of the updated guidelines. I have heard of FB contacting page admins and even shutting down pages because they weren't following the guidelines. I've bent the rules plenty of times and haven't had an issue yet, but I suppose this would be a good time to start being a little more cautious.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

**CLOSED** Surprise Giveaway - Back to Basics Toys

The winner is...

Jennifer B!!

As most of you know, the Cloth Chronicles blog and the I Heart Fluff Facebook page are pretty much non-paying jobs for me. :) Except for the small amount of income I get from the ad space and some free products for reviews, I mainly do this for fun. So, I'm always excited when my fans purchase products using my affiliate links for sites such as Eversave, Zulily, and Mamapedia. Besides you getting a good deal, I also get a little credit in my account.

Today, I want to give some of that back to you. So, I purchased a $40 gift voucher for Back to Basics Toys from Mamapedia a couple days ago to give to one of you!

Since I want one of my fans to win this, I am asking that you fan I Heart Fluff on Facebook and follow this blog. Just fill out the entry form below and you're done!

This giveaway will end on Thursday, Dec 9th and I'll pick a winner with on Friday, Dec. 10th.

**FYI, I have purchased from all of the sites mentioned in this post and I would recommend them to anyone!

WAHM Wednesday - Erin from Baby Frills

Tell us about your business:

Baby Frills is my WAHM business that sells everything cute, frilly and fun for infants and toddlers. Scruffle Legs are the signature of Baby Frills, but keep coming back as I expand to include other homemade and personalized items for my kids and yours! Watch for other customs to become available at!

What makes your business fabulous?

When my fourth was born, I decided to be wild and cloth diaper. What has made it easier is leg warmers. I didn't have enough money to spring for a bunch of top name leg warmers, so I started making my own. And, I love them. So do my other kids and they have added their input too. I think that makes it original as my 5 year old daughter loves everything frilly.

One day she walked in to where I was sewing and asked if I was making more "scruffles." Of course she meant "ruffles" but the name was born!

White Rugby Striped Scruffle Leg Warmers

Why did you become a WAHM?

I love crafting. I still scrapbook, but that has gone digital so I felt I needed to do something else hands on. What better way to feed my urge to make, than to make for others!

Faux Fur Leg Warmers - How cute are these???

How do you find the time?

Good question! I find that time is a relative term these days. I have four kids aged 6 and under. I also homeschool the older two. Finding time for anything is hard, but MAKING time is a different matter. You need to MAKE time for the things that are a must in your life.

Any tips for other WAHMs?

Maybe one or two tips! Make sure you love what you do and that you are prepared to invest in an idea. It adds up!

LOVE the Owls!!!

Out of all the products you make/sell, which one is your favorite?

I love my Scruffle Leg and Onesie/Top combo. It is just so cute on the little ones and there are so many custom combinations.

Any specials or giveaways we should know about?

Baby Frills is now on Facebook! Watch for more information on giveaways in the near future.

**CLOSED** Olivia Place Giveaway

The Winner is....

Ambra W!

I first became aware of Oliva Place a few months ago and I've been hooked ever since! It's a family run company that was started by two sisters, Caroline and Deb, and their husbands. For you scrapbook enthusiasts, Caroline and Deb are also the brilliant minds behind Maya Road!

Olivia Place features daily deals starting at 9am CST for 30% to 80% off retail! Of course, my favorite deals have been the cloth diapers but they offer all sorts of products for children and moms.

Now, here's the really good part...Olivia Place is giving one of you a $15 gift certificate to their site!!! All you have to do is visit Olivia Place on Facebook and say I <3 (Heart) Fluff sent you! Seriously...that's all!  Well, and fill out the entry form below so I can contact the winner. :)

Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 8th and the winner will be randomly drawn the next day.

*I was in no way compensated for this - I just love Olivia Place. :)