Father’s Day Ryobi Giveaway Winners

Big HUGE Happy Father’s Day to you, your daddy, your husband, grandpa, brother… ETC! These men deserve to be celebrated!!

And that brings me to the fact that today is THE BIG DAY that we announce the winner of our Massive RYOBI Power Tool Giveaway! Luckily, our little Rafflecopter form did the dirty work for us and pulled up our winner in the most random of fashion! Congrats to (drumroll please!)…

Hilarie Sullivan!

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We were so honored that so many of you participated in the ‘Blog Hop’, and were surprised by how quickly we had our winner (Congrats Stephanie Richardson for winning the matching contest!). We got tons of positive feedback and are so glad that everyone enjoyed surfing around each blog! We just might make it harder next time!!!

In case you missed it, the premise of the contest was to match each blogger with a popular project of theirs. Here are the correct answers!

Results of Blogger Contest

Interiors by Kenz ~ Painted Faux Moulding & Headboard

Twist Me Pretty ~ Pink Room Reveal

Vintage Revivals ~ Swig Sugar Cookies

East Coast Creative ~ Large Photo Frame

Whatever Blog ~ Melted Crayon Artwork

Domestic Imperfection ~ Paisley Stencil Table

Home Stories A to Z ~ Tiered Garden Planter

Sarah Dorsey Designs ~ Painted Rug

Pretty Handy Girl ~ Backlight Bookshelf

Sawdust and Embryos ~ Shading with Stain Technique

The Idea Room ~ Lemon Sugar Scrub

Kara Paslay Designs ~ Mason Jar Chandelier

All Things Thrifty ~ Everything I know about Spray Paint

DIY Village ~ Dog Bowl Chairs

One Good Thing By Jillee ~ Yogurt Dots

Nine Red ~ Striped Painted Table

There’s an overwhelming amount of creativity and talent in this group, and you should definitely hop on board and keep up with each one! You’re sure to be inspired to the fullest.

And HUMONGOUS thank you to RYOBI Nation for supplying our giveaway prize! For even more inspiration, check out these great projects!


Origami Owl Giveaway


I am so excited about today’s giveaway…not only because I love the product, but because I am a sucker for stories behind successful women.  Have you seen the awesome Origami Owl Lockets? Or heard about how Origami Owl was started by a 14 year old girl?


Here is a small excerpt from an article about how Isabella Weems got started
Two years ago, 14-year-old Isabella “Bella” Weems told her parents she wanted a car for her 16th birthday.  Her parents made a deal with her. If she wanted to create a business and earn the money, they would match her investment. With $350 in babysitting earnings and $350 from her parents, she invested in some clear lockets. She called them Living Lockets. Customers could customize by choosing charms to place inside the lockets.

Click on the link to read more of her amazing story: Origins of Origami Owl


Bekki Johnson, a Leading Designer for Origami Owl would like to offer one Idea Room Reader with a $50 Gift Certificate so that you can own one of these fun and unique lockets for yourself.

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I was able to test out one of the Origami Living Lockets myself.  I LOVE this piece of jewelry.  I have so many hobbies, that I had a hard time deciding what charm to put in my locket.  And then I realized what I really wanted to wear around my neck and keep close to my heart are my husband and kids.  So I chose out the birthstones of every one in our family.  With 7 of us, four of us share a birthday month (2 and 2) so I added 5 birthstones.  And the glass locket? So well made!  I can’t wait to add some more charms.

If you would like to be entered for a chance to win, simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.

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(If you are on a mobile device, you may need to switch to a computer to be able to enter without difficulty).

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If you are interested in learning more about Origami Owl and how you can get involved or  have any question regarding Origami Owl feel free to contact Bekki Johnson through her Origami Owl Facebook Page or via email ([email protected]).

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*Disclaimer–This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bekki Johnson with Origami Owl. I was given some Origami Owl jewelry to review.  However, all statements and opinions are my own.  This contest runs March 6-1oth, 2013.  Contest is open to individuals 18 years and older and citizens of the United States.  A random winner will be selected and will be given 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

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$600 Visa Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our $600 Pot of Gold Giveaway.

Karen Chaplin is the lucky winner!


Karen Chaplin, we hope you use the money to do something really grand and exciting for yourself (and not just pay off bills…although that would probably be pretty exciting too)! Congratulations!

Please check us all out on Pinterest and Instagram if you have the chance!

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!

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Yes…you read that right! Today I get to give one of you your very own Silhouette Portrait.  I use mine all of the time for a wide variety of projects and I know there are a lot of you out there who would love a chance to have one for yourself if you don’t already own one.


For this promotion, I whipped up some cute little Easter gift ideas.  I know…I have been a bit obsessed with these fun bottle gift ideas.  But I love how they make a simple, but cute gifts.  And they are so easy and inexpensive to make.

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I printed and cut these fun labels with my Silhouette and made some simple bunny ears to add some extra cuteness to the bottles.

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Give the bottles away to your friends filled with their favorite Easter candy or use them to serve your beverages at your Easter Dinner or parties.

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I even added a cute little cotton tail on the backside of the bottles.

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I will be sharing the labels and the pattern for the bunny ears in a later post, so be sure to come on back if you are interested in making some of these for your own personal use…But, for now, let’s take care of a little giveaway!  I know we have had a few this week, but I am sure you won’t mind one more ;)!!

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You can enter to win a Silhouette Portrait…or you can go ahead an take advantage of an awesome Silhouette Promotion with runs from now through March 8th, 2013 using my special code…IDEAROOM.

By using your promo code, you can get any of these three offers:

(1) 1 Silhouette Portrait™ and the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $179.99

(2) 1 Silhouette CAMEO® and the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $269.99

(3) The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $24.99

To order one of the Promotional Deals click on the exclusive link below and

use the code IDEAROOM:

Link—–> Silhouette March Promotion Deal

To enter simply follow the guidelines in the Rafflecopter box below!

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Wolf Mountain Ticket Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!

When you live in Utah, snow is just an expected part of Winter.  And this winter we have been getting slammed.  In fact, I can not remember a winter here with as much snow as we have gotten this year.  We have had several huge snow storms that have dumped at least 6+ inches of snow and three storms where we have received 24+ inches.  In fact, we have had snow on the ground since Christmas.  Life here just continues on as normal.

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It is a good thing my family loves to ski.  I grew up skiing here and my husband grew up near Mammoth Mountain in California.  So we both really enjoy snow skiing.  We have taught our four oldest children all to ski at 5 years old.  And our youngest, who turned 5 in the fall, was anxious to learn how to ski so she could join her siblings on the mountain.


And…those skis are so tiny!  I can’t get over how cute she is!  How is my baby old enough to be skiing?


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So, when I was invited by Wolf Mountain Ski Resort to join them for a day of ski lessons and skiing, I jumped at the great opportunity.  We happen to LOVE Wolf Mountain for many reasons and have enjoyed many days of fun ski trips there with our family.

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They have such a great ski school staff and were so kind and patient and my daughter was so excited to learn how to ski with them.

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Wolf Mountain has a perfect spot for teaching new skiers how to ski.  They have an awesome conveyor belt (aka The Magic Carpet) that takes you to the top of a little hill that anyone can ride without fear or apprehension.  Look at how proud she is of herself!

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The staff and her ski instructors were so great with her and within an hour she was skiing down the hill all by herself making “pizza” and “french fries” like a pro.

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While she was learning, Mr. Idea Room took off to enjoy the slopes while I took an Intermediate Skiing class to brush up on my skiing technique.  I learned some great tips from Paulette on how to correct some bad habits and learned some things I did not know.  Wow…did that make a difference in my skiing ability.  I wish I would have learned this 20 years ago!  I feel like a totally different skier with the things I learned.

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We then were treated to a yummy lunch in the newly remodeled Wolf Mountain Lodge.  Their food was pretty tasty and we were able to rest and refuel to get back out on the mountain.

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We spent the next few hours skiing with our newest little ski bunny.  She was having so much fun even though the snow fall had really started coming down.  She did not want to go home! We finally got her off the mountain by telling her it was time to go home and tell her brothers and sisters about her awesome ski day!

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I want to thank Wolf Mountain for an awesome ski day.  We had a great time and LOVED our ski instructors.  We LOVE Wolf Mountain are so excited to be able to have a great ski mountain so close to us.  They have great prices and deals EVERY weeknight.  You seriously can’t beat it.  And with a large family, skiing can be so expensive to do all together.  But the prices at Wolf Mountain along with their special deals make it affordable.

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They also have some great after school skiing programs that offer lift tickets, ski lessons and rentals at a great price.  I think we will be sending our kids up and participating in this next year.  What a great way to get them out in the fresh air and away from the electronics.

They also have GREAT deals on Season Passports.  In fact, next year’s Season Passports go on sale this coming Friday, March 1st for their lowest prices.  And, if you buy a Season Pass for next year, and have never purchased a Wolf Mountain Season passport, you can use it and ski for the rest of this year’s snow skiing season!!  For more details you can read about them here: Wolf Mountain Season Passports.  How awesome is that?

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(A few of the awesome Wolf Mountain Ski Instructors)

And…Wolf Mountain gave me some ski lift tickets to give away to my readers!  So, we are going to be giving away two sets of TWO Wolf Mountain Ski Lift Tickets.  The tickets will be mailed to the winner and they are good for a day of skiing through March 24, 2013.

*Wolf Mountain is located in Eden, Utah.  Winner must be in Utah or be able to travel to Utah to win.

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To enter, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Giveaway Box below.

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*Disclosure–The Winner must be 18 years or older to participate and a resident of the continental US.  The giveaway is open from February 27th through March 3rd. The winner will be selected and contacted via email no later than March 5th . The winner will have 24 hours to respond via email. If the winner does not respond within the allotted time a new winner will be selected. Your email will not be sold or shared in anyway.

Home Sweet Home Giveaway winners

Happy Valentine’s Days to two lucky readers! Yes, we have our winners! Before the announcement, we wanted to thank all of our AMAZING sponsors for their donations and generosity! This giveaway could not have happened without them. And since love is in the air today, let’s show them all some facebook love by liking their pages:








    The winner of grand prize # 1 is Suzanna Claire Davies (entry#212362)

Home Sweet HOme giveaway #1       The winner of grand prize #2 is Sheree Hartung (entry#44530)

home sweet home giveaway Each winner has been notified via email. (Winners, you have 48 hours to claim your prize via the email you registered with in the giveaway. You can also email, homesweethomegiveaway (at) gmail (dot) com.) Thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you’ll stick around for more DIY, home décor, and more.

The Shopping Bag Giveaway

Aren’t we having some amazing giveaways here on The Idea Room?  We have so many amazing sponsors who are in the mood for spreading Christmas Cheer.  Today I would love to introduce you to our brand new sponsor…

If by chance you love shopping, or getting amazing items at a great deal, you are going to love The Shopping Bag Store.  The Shopping Bag carries a wide variety of items including but not limited to party supplies, gourmet food items, women and men’s fashion and clothing items, jewelry, stationary and cards and fun items for the kids.


The Shopping Bag Store has a fun and eclectic selection of items that would make great gift items for friends and family…or for yourself.  Plus, just because you are an awesome Idea Room Reader, you can use the promo code IDEA and get an additional 10% off your orders.

And, they want One Idea Room Reader to have the ultimate Shopping Bag Store experience.



Pretty awesome right?  So…how you enter for a chance to win this amazing prize?  Simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Entry box below:

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*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Shopping Bag Store.

Contest runs December 20-23, 2012.

A random winner will be selected and will be given 24 hours

to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Win an IPad Mini with Sassy Steals

Yes…You read that right.  Who wants to find an iPad Mini under their Christmas Tree this year?  The Idea Room’s newest sponsor Sassy Steals, would like to give One Idea Room Fan an brand new iPad Mini!!

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Sassy Steals finds the most fabulous boutique and handmade items and then sells them at a steal of a price for you and I! Every weekend, beginning on Friday, Sassy Steals hosts a big giveaway! One lucky winner will receive one of each product featured during the week.


They have all sorts of great items at AMAZING prices!  And did I mention how amazing their prices are?  Sassy Steals offers many of the same great items you can get in the expensive boutiques and stores for a price that can’t be beat.


So how can you enter for your chance to win the iPad Mini from Sassy Steals?  Follow the instructions outlined in the Rafflecopter Entry form below:

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*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sassy Steals.

However, the opinions and statements are all mine.

Contest runs December 17-21, 2012.

A random winner will be selected and will be given 24 hours

to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Velata Giveaway

This giveaway is now CLOSED!

The winner has been chosen and is named on the Rafflecopter box below! Congeratulations!  Jana, who sponsored this post was so happy with the response she wanted to offer a couple more Velata warmers to giveaway as well!!  Wahoo!  Here are the other two winners!  As always, you have 48 hours to claim your winnings!



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Looking for the Silhouette Black Friday deals?  Click here Silhouette Black Friday Code.


Are you familiar with Velata? Well, you should be! Last April, I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in a small focus group.  In this group we were able to sample the new Velata Warmers and chocolates.  I was so impressed by the amazing quality and taste of the chocolates.  I liked them all, but my favorite was the Caramel Milk Chocolate! YUM!


I also couldn’t believe how easy it was to use the Velata warmers.  Simply open the pouch and pour the chocolate or caramel right into the special Velata warmer dishes and let the chocolate warm up to the perfect smooth and creamy consistency.


Here is what the makers of Velata have to say about their product:

We set out in search of the world’s most perfect, blow-your-mind chocolate. Our journey took us to (where else) Belgium — the world capital of fine chocolate. We found the perfect chocolate with the purest ingredients and the velvetiest (sometimes you have to invent a word) consistency. The kind of chocolate fondue you want to dip into, heart and soul.

Perfect chocolate needs a perfect melt! So we invented a patent-pending silicone dish heated by a light bulb in a hip, fun, smart fondue warmer. Who else but Scentsy could find a hip, fun, smart way to use a light bulb?

Whether you are a foodie, a trendsetter, or just someone who thinks of chocolate as its own food group, Velata fondue products are for you.

Take a dip in indulgent Velata chocolate. Once you’re hooked, make sure to take a look at the Velata opportunity. You never know, you may make a life out of your love of chocolate.


Jana Bennett, an Independent Consultant with Velata, wants you to be able to enjoy the Velata experience for yourself.  She is generously giving…

One Idea Room reader a Velata warmer of their choice along with 3 packs of the Scentsy Chocolates {which come in Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate, and White Chocolate}.


If you would like to enter for a chance to win simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.


If you would like to learn more about Velata or how you can purchase some for your Holiday parties this year, you can contact Jana Bennett for more information, by clicking on her name.


Silhouette Winner & Black Friday Deals

I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday.  I had a great time with my family and but was happy to finally get back into my stretchy pants…oy!  I have picked a winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!


Congratulations Becky S.  You have 48 hours to claim the Portrait or we will have to pick a new winner!!

I also have some GREAT Black Friday Deals at Silhouette that I would like to share with you along with the Silhouette DiscountCode .  All of these deals will expire on November 30, 2012.


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