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home for a wedding! and #targetwedding giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the randomly selected winner, Sarah from Her Pursuit of Sunshine! Thanks to all who participated!

i’m super excited that i’ll be in ohio/michigan today until monday visiting my family and celebrating my beautiful cousin erin’s wedding! in september, i was in my first ever wedding and it was a blast and i’m so honored to be erin’s maid of honor this saturday.

living across the country, i wasn’t able to attend erin’s bridal shower, but i was super excited when i found out she registered at target. i know i’m not the only one who agrees that target is the ultimate go-to for just about everything…annnnnd you always end up walking out of the store of checking out online with more than you originally planned to purchase. oops! it was super awesome to be able to quickly and easily access the gifts erin and her soon-to-be-husband j.c. hoped to receive.

one of my favorite gifts from Target’s Wedding Registry is this colorful beach blanket. i love the idea of gifting someone with something like a beach blanket, plus a picnic basket and bottle of wine. or pair the beach blanket with some camping gear, like this lantern. these type of gifts are my favorite to give because they celebrate an experience the couple can take together to celebrate their new beginning.

do you have a favorite type of gift to give someone – whether it’s a friend getting married, having a birthday, or just needing a mini pick-me-up? target is giving one reader a $25 gift card to shop. to enter, simply visit the Target Wedding Catalog and comment below with your favorite product. the contest is open from today until monday, may 26. i also like to find gift ideas on pinterest – here’s a few recommendations!

Previous #TargetWedding posts here and here.

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*this is a sponsored post through target‘s influencer network

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#TargetWedding Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to Emily {emily.fridell@gmail.com} for winning!

I don’t think I’ve shared on my blog yet, but my cousin and best friend, Erin, is getting married in May! Almost every childhood memory involves Erin at some point – we were inseparable. I’m so excited to be her maid of honor at the wedding and celebrate her future with her soon-to-be husband J.C.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to swing a trip to Ohio for the bridal shower {which I know will be amazing!}. What I AM happy about is that I can still get her a wedding gift that I know she will love and use in her new home. She recently registered at Target, which is exciting because it seems like I can always find the perfect gift there. While I’ve never registered for a wedding, Erin told me the Target Wedding Registry experience was seamless and she and J.C. had a lot of fun picking out gifts together. She is super excited to start a new home with J.C. so a lot of gifts they are asking for relate to the home, primarily the kitchen and living room. The  Bella Dots Coffee Maker and Threshold™ Round Ottoman were two gifts she said she absolutely, definitely wants. These two items will be perfect for entertaining guests {relax and put your feet up while I make you an amazing cup of coffee!} but also just for lazy days at home together. I personally think those make the best gifts – ones that can be shared and used with company or just between the couple.

Are you going to any summer weddings? I’m excited to share that Target is giving one reader a $25 gift card to shop for the perfect wedding gift! All you have to do is visit the Target Wedding Catalog and comment on this blog post sharing your favorite product from the catalog. The contest is open from today until Friday, February 21. Check out Target’s Wedding Pinterest board for more inspiration!

More blog posts from the #TargetWedding program here.

This blog post is sponsored by Target but all views are my own. Seriously – if you know me, you know I love the store. xo!

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Join me for Happier's Everyday Grateful Course!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND I’M EXCITED TO SHARE THAT THE WINNER IS TRACI (tracitrumpet@gmail.com)! THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! xo

Happy New Year, queens! In the midst of the holidays and travel, I forgot to share with you earlier that I’ll be doing a 21-day Everyday Grateful Course with the team at Happier beginning Monday, January 6. Happier is one of my favorite mobile apps that acts as a happiness journal. The Everyday Grateful Course is hosted by Happier CEO and founder Nataly Kogan, and is designed to help build a daily gratitude habit and more positive, optimistic and less stressed life. Thankfulness is something that’s super important to me, so I’m excited to kick off 2014 with the course to start the year on the right note. I’m hoping the course helps me really get in the habit this year of recognizing and appreciating things I’m happy about and take a few moments each day to reflect on what I’m grateful for. I will be sharing bits and pieces of what I’m learning from the course on my blog throughout the month of January.

Now the super exciting part! I’m inviting one Polish My Crown reader to join me for the course {$50 value}! I’m super stoked about the course, and think it’s an awesome way to start the year with a gratitude and happiness-focused mindset. I promise you won’t be disappointed by the course!

How to enter: all you have to do is comment below listing one thing you’re grateful for and/or makes you happy. You can enter one time per day and I’ll be selecting a winner on Sunday, January 5. From there, you’ll be able to join the Everyday Grateful Course – all of the details are below!

DETAILS:
Timing: the Everyday Grateful Course kicks off on Monday, January 6 and only takes a few minutes each day. Every day, you will receive a simple and fun task and also receive inspiring videos, stories and content you can read at your own leisure.

Logistics: the daily tasks will come via text message throughout the course. You’ll also receive emails throughout the three weeks with supplementary ‘happier’ content! The goal of the course is to help you find and practice new ways to make gratitude part of your daily life. Every day you’ll be asked to do a fun and simple task, from finding something in your day to appreciate to creating your own gratitude ritual.

Make Your Life Happier Kit: along with the daily updates and gratitude tasks, Happier will send you a Make Your Life Happier Kit. This kit includes a custom-designed gratitude journal, pack of “you’re awesome” cards to give away, Happier stickers, two quote magnets and a bracelet.

I’m excited to hear from you guys about what you’re grateful for and to join the course with one of you!

You can download the Happier app here and learn more about the course here. I shared about my experience with the Happier app in this blog post.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas #MyKindofHoliday

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND I’M EXCITED TO SHARE THAT THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER IS KERRY (kteggart@kent.edu)! THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! xo Merry {almost} Christmas! I hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to the upcoming … Continue reading

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Bestowed Box Giveaway!

There’s been quite the craze for the monthly subscription sites where people receive samples of products – everything from beauty {Birchbox, Glossy BoxBeauty Box 5} to clothes {Stitch Fix} to health food {NatureBox}. I’ve never been a huge fan, just because I typically know the brands and products I like and buy accordingly. This changed recently when I discovered Bestowed, which is a healthy, organic monthly subscription box service. All of the snacks are hand-picked by celebrity nutritionist and author Heather Bauer. I was curious to discover new healthy snack options {currently in a Justin’s and KIND bar phase} and to try out new products that I can hopefully begin buying at the store. You can find the brands and products they include in the boxes here and the boxes are only $19/month {includes shipping}.

In my first bestowed box: ips egg white crisps {in cinnamon sugar}, a gluten-free balance bar {dark chocolate coconut}, oloves {in tasty mediterranean}, artisana™ organic super food {acai berry} nut butter and a happy squeeze pouch {in acai grape and apple} and a $50 iTrain gift certificate.

Here’s what I thought: The ips egg white crisps were absolutely delicious and a great alternative to regular crackers/chips/pita bread. They crisps are jam-packed with 7g of protein and delicious with my morning coffee this past weekend. I have been trying to eat as gluten-free as possible and making small shifts, including buying and eating different granola or protein bars. The balance bar I tried was yummy and packed with 13g protein {since I don’t eat meat, this is a great protein source for me!} and 4g fiber. As someone who is pretty new to liking olives, I was hesitant about the oloves, but pleasantly surprised. The pouch was full of small, pitted green olives {and only 50 calories!}. I would most likely pack this for an afternoon snack at work or while traveling on a road trip or plane. I topped gluten-free toast with the artisana nut butter for breakfast and could definitely see myself buying this. I’m on a big toast kick these days {topped with almond butter or sliced avocados} and this acai berry nut butter is a refreshing twist on my normal almond butter routine. The organic happy squeeze pouch reminded me of applesauce, but I surprisingly enjoyed the flavor despite not liking grape. This would be perfect to throw in your bag for a quick snack while hiking. I haven’t tried one of the iTrain workouts yet, but really excited to try a few out.

The giveaway! The fun part is Bestowed is offering one Polish My Crown their own Bestowed box to try out! The box will include 5-7 snacks that you most likely haven’t tried before and almost guaranteed will enjoy. To enter to win, all you have to do is comment on this blog post or tweet to me {tagging @luckyandi and @bstowed} answering the question: “What is your favorite healthy snack?” The giveaway will be open until Monday, August 6 and is only available for US-based readers. The extra fun part is that Bestowed is offering EVERYONE a $5 discount off their order using the coupon code 5OFFBSTOWED01. Woo hoo! You will receive a delicious, healthy Bestowed box for only $14 which is a pretty awesome deal if you ask me.

Can’t wait to hear what your favorite healthy snacks/products are! Good luck!

 

Polish My Crown 2012 Holiday Giveaway! – CLOSED

Thanks to everyone who participated! The winners are…
Aerie Holiday Gift Pack: Christa {Madtal2215@gmail.com}
One Good Deed a Day Journal: Kayla {@knsteven on Twitter}
Curly Girl Design 2013 Calendar: Liz {ekaczmarek@wisc.edu}
Everyday Minerals Customized Holiday Kit: Mikaela {mikaelalongo@gmail.com}
BELIEVE Pillow from Caytee’s Crafts: Kaylee Thrasher {kthrasher11@nec.edu}
CLEAN&CLEAR Gift Pack: Jess Cadle {@jesscadle on Twitter}

Please email me at andreateggart[at]gmail.com with your address and I’ll ship your gift in the next few weeks. Congrats and thanks!

I love the holiday season. I love spending time with the people that mean the most to me, I love Christmas music, I love finding the perfect gift for someone to show how much you appreciate and love them, I love the twinkling lights and pretty decorations, I love that everyone seems to have an extra bounce in their step this time of year. I’m so excited to host a holiday giveaway again this year! Some of you might remember last year’s holiday giveaway. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to blog here and for all of you who are along for the ride – and want to share some holiday goodness with you!

There are six items I am giving away this holiday season to Polish My Crown readers. Here’s some info on the six gifts and find out how to enter at the bottom of this post!

1.Aerie Holiday Gift Pack: Pretty Goes with Everything tote bag, the new Aerie Shimmer fragrance and a $25 Aerie gift card. Remember my healthy living tips giveaway with Aerie from earlier this year? The brand has the cutest {and comfiest!} underwear, PJs and workout gear. The lovely team over there sent a few goodies to give away.You can find them on Facebook and Twitter too!

2. One Good Deed a Day – A Journal: Chronicle Books is a publishing company based in San Francisco and I found this book/journal online and knew I had to purchase for my holiday giveaway. I actually asked for the journal for Christmas myself! The journal shares good things to do – say thank you to your bus driver, buy flowers for your mom, and encourages you to “check off” when you accomplish the good deed.

3. Curly Girl Design 2013 CalendarThis twelve-month calendar shares adorable artwork and quotes created by artist Leigh Standley. My bedroom is literally covered in Curly Girl Design artwork – I find it inspirational and pretty adorable. More details about Curly Girl Design this blog post!

4. Everyday Minerals Customized Holiday Kit: Four limited edition eyeshadows {Christmas Carol, Silver Bells, Frost Bitten and Snowflakes} and eco-friendly YULE, LOVE makeup bag. I hosted a giveaway with Austin-based beauty company Everyday Minerals earlier this year and I’m absolutely obsessed with their eco-friendly, vegan products. I use the blush and eyeshadow everyday! The Everyday Minerals team is giving away one limited edition holiday kit. Find Everyday Minerals on Facebook here!


5. Believe Pillow from Caytee’s Crafts: I first discovered Caytee’s Crafts when I found this queen-inspired pillow on Pinterest. Of course, I immediately purchased. The talented Caytee and Michelle behind Caytee’s Crafts are giving away one 8″ x 15″ pillow – perfect for the holiday season! Check them out on Facebook here and seriously, scroll through their Etsy page!

6. CLEAN & CLEAR Gift Pack: ADVANTAGE® Oil Absorbing Cream Cleanser, ADVANTAGE® Oil Absorbing Treatment, Blackhead Eraser™ Cleansing Mask, Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub, Deep Action Cream Cleanser, Oil Absorbing Sheets, Persa-Gel 10 and Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes. 
This is seriously enough face wash and product for all of 2013! I worked with CLEAN & CLEAR earlier this year to host a beauty routines giveaway and the team sent over more goodies to share with you this holiday season. Stay up-to-date on the CLEAN & CLEAR Facebook page.

The Polish My Crown Holiday Giveaway will last until Friday, December 21. You can enter by posting a comment telling me three things you’re thankful for. You can also enter via Twitter; all you have to do is:

An example: I’m thankful for hazelnut coffee, surprises & big hugs.@luckyandi’s holiday giveaway: http://bit.ly/RSwyLp!
You can enter two per day {once via Twitter, once via blog comment}. I really want to hear what you are thankful for – and encourage you to be more and more aware of the wonderfulness that’s packed into our everyday lives. Thanks for continuing to read Polish My Crown and being an inspiration to me – wishing you a very happy holiday! xx

Rice Cereal Treats, Anyone?! A Giveaway! CLOSED

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – Thanks to all who participated! The winner is Quynh {quynh.k.phan@gmail.com}. Quynh – thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the green tea matcha rice cereal treats! xx

Wow! Thanks to all who entered my beauty giveaway with Everyday Minerals. I was so overwhelmed and excited by all of your comments! I’ll be announcing the winner this week.

The good news is that I have another fun giveaway for you today and it involves delicious rice cereal treats! YUM. Think cake pops – but better…with rice cereal and available in various flavors. Red Spatula is a Bay-area based company started by the lovely Jen. She turned her love for baking and blogging into a business and I couldn’t be more obsessed with the adorable {and DELICIOUS} rice cereal treats she’s making!

Here’s the 13 current flavors of rice cereal treats available from Red Spatula:

  • basic marshmallow – Andi’s #2 favorite!
    • the basis for all our treats: crisped rice, natural butter, marshmallows
  • chocolate rum – Andi’s #3 favorite!
    • cocoa, rum cream cheese frosting, milk chocolate
  • churros
    • cinnamon, sugar
  • dark chocolate
    • cocoa, dark chocolate
  • earl grey
    • twinings earl grey tea-infused base, earl grey tea-infused white chocolate ganache
  • green tea matcha
    • fine milled green tea matcha, green tea white chocolate
  • island cheesecake
    • natural coconut flavor, cream cheese coconut frosting, crushed macadamia nuts, crushed Belgian spiced cookies (no dried coconut)
  • jasmine
    • harney & sons dragon pearl jasmine tea-infused base, jasmine tea-infused white chocolate ganache
  • mango coconut
    • natural coconut flavor, soft dried mangoes (no dried coconut)
  • miso sesame
    • kyoto-style red miso, black sesame seeds
  • peanut butter and dark chocolate
    • peanut butter, peanut butter chip coating, dark chocolate
  • peanut butter and strawberry jam
    • peanut butter, peanut butter chip coating, strawberry jam with seeds
  • salty dark caramel – Andi’s #1 favorite!
    • homemade dark caramel, sea salt

One lucky Polish My Crown winner will receive a dozen rice cereal treats shipped to your doorstop {I wish I could win…?!}. To enter, simply share what flavor sounds like your favorite or that you’d like to try and why. You can enter up to three times, three different ways:

The giveaway with end on Monday, October 15 and the winner will receive a dozen rice cereal treats – a mix of your favorite plus a surprise flavor. Can’t wait to read what you think – good luck! xx