toby and max jewelry + giveaway.

October 24, 2009


*EDIT: even if you weren’t the winner…you can still save 10% on your order if you use “nonpareil” during your order! hurrah!

click here to enter and find out more :)

and the winner is…

October 24, 2009


Congratulations to laAlicia who is the winner of one stainless water bottle from HydraSip! She is a super-crafty gal who re-purposes magazines into jewelry and purses. Check out her blog too!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! Wishing you a fun weekend!

stainless water bottles + giveaway.

October 16, 2009


Friends of ours just started a business making water bottles. Concerned with the environment, BPA leaching, and the recent negative press about aluminum bottles, three moms got together and created HydraSip…stainless steel bottles with BPA free tops {you get two lids with every bottle}. It’s hard to tell from the picture just how cool these bottles are…I love their ergonomic shape…they really are nice to hold! Ice water will stay cold forever in the double-walled bottles, and not sweat either…nice!

The gals at HydraSip gave me a pink double-wall bottle to give to one of my blog readers. It’s sitting on my desk just waiting for one of you! I’ll choose a winner after noon central time Friday, October 24, so enter before then!

So, if you want a chance to win a bottle, leave me a message below. For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway, and make sure you let me know about it in the comments!

Make sure to check out the Hydra Sip website too…they have 3 colors to choose from, and you can order online.

Have a fun weekend!

…and the winner is…

September 4, 2009

Congratulations to Lisa from the New Hampshire based shop, GlenShire!! {my daughter called New Hampshire “New Hamster” when she was little, and we’ve always called it that since}. Thanks to everyone who entered!

coming up later today…a sweet new shop from one of my favorite bloggers…

sweet + spicy giveaway!!

August 31, 2009


Oh how I love a giveaway! Remember the spiced jam post from last week? Well, the very sweet Carla Kissel has offered to give away a mixed case of 6 jars of her fantabulous spiced jam! SWEET! They make great hostess gifts, or delicious to snarf down yourself. Leave your entries by Friday, September 4th at noon central time. I will choose the winner by random later that afternoon.

Here are some ways to enter…pick all, or just one:

• Visit Kissel’s website, and check out the 6 flavors. Leave a comment below with the flavor that looks the tastiest to you…

• For an extra entry, twitter about it, and come back to leave another comment to let me know that you did…{you can do this up to 5 times total}

• For another entry, write about it in your blog…and come back here to comment…

• Subscribe to nonpareil…and let me know in a comment…

• Head on over to Kissel’s and order some jams from their online shop, and you will get 5 extra entries…again, leave comments so I can keep track…

Any questions, contact me! {This contest is only open to my U.S. readers…sorry to all you lovely readers around the world…}

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

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