Kristen here with an awesome giveaway for you! Please read below for all the details!

Are you tired of Made in China, Are you looking for unique gifts or clothing for the children in your life? Spiritillo Italian Hand Crafted Creations offers select handmade clothing for children, exclusively made in Italy with Italian thread. Owned by Miriam Brindisi, Spiritillo Italian Hand Crafted Creations is Proudly made in Italy. As a child, Miriam learned how to crochet and knit from her grandmothers and aunts, who in turn learned from their grandmothers and aunts. She now continues their age-old tradition. She uses cashmire, cotton, lisle and wool. Miriam’s mission is to provide quality attire for children, using ancient techniques with a modern twist. Each piece is different from the other, no two are ever the same.
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I love all things fashion!  My biggest fashion foray was Prom.  Everything about prom has an air of fantasy, dress up and make believe.  Much to the chagrin of my mother’s tired feet and my father’s aching wallet,and  after 12 different boutiques I finally found a dress.  Next came the shoes.  Oh, the shoes.  Cinderella’s glass slippers had nothing on my choice of footwear.  Jewelry, make up and hair styles topped off the list and then I would look like a fairy princess, and I did.  It was truly an amazing experience, Prom.  That was almost 25 years ago and in the land of big hair, Trans Ams and gaudy colors, and it is now so much easier to find your must- have, elegant dress for Prom than it ever was back then.  The Internet is the source of  a wealth of information that I never had.

Luxury Looks and Consignment is just the place you and your teen need to find that one of a kind, show stopper dress for your angel’s grand entrance. You not only have the chance to find the “it” dress for purchase but they also offer dress rental for amazingly reasonable prices.  I, myself, could never rent because once I had one of these lovely gowns in my hands, I could never let it go.  Whether your taste is trendy or classic, chic or sophisticated, you will find somethinghere that will take your breath away. And they offer sizes 0-20.

 Luxury Looks also offers consignment and will sell dresses for you as well.  Located in Chicago, they offer dresses for all occasions…

  • Wedding/bridal party
  • Prom
  • Formal/ Black Tie
  • cocktail parties

 If you live in the Chicago area, Luxury Looks also offers home dress parties. How amazing would it be to get a group of girls together and play dress up?  No matter what your taste or style, you are sure to find a stunning dress for every occasion.  Check out theslide show of beautiful dresses on their website and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact them here

Luxury Looks has generously offered a giveaway to one lucky reader.  The winner will get their choice of a dress up to $500.00.  Isn’t that an amazing giveaway?  Entry is easy, just follow the rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway open to US residents only and no P.O. boxes please.  This giveaway will start 4/22 and end on 5/5.
Participating Bloggers:

Bipolar 2 happiness

Mark By Amanda 

Just find it 4 u

Mom does reviews

Diva Fabulosa

Penny Pinch Boutique

Pargas Junkyard

Mom does reviews

Picture clusters

centsible bargains

my unentitled life

St Augustine Qpon posse

Pittsburgh frugal mom

coupon savings in the south

Mud pies & tiaras

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Mommy and Me Giveaways, Frugal Experiments, Wahm Options, Mom To Bed By 8, and 24 other blogs have teamed up to bring you an awesome giveaway for Mother’s Day! We’re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart Stand Mixer! Winner will have a choice in color depending on prices on Amazon at the time the giveaway ends, valued at up to $300! The winner will get their prize in time for Mother’s Day too!  I actually own a Kitchen Aid Mixer and just love it!  This would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift for anyone.  It has so many attachments and makes cooking and baking tons easier!

Features of the KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart Stand Mixer (from the manufacturer):

The Artisan mixer’s strong 325-watt motor delivers the power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mix large batches easily.

The 5-quart polished stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle is big enough to handle large batches of heavy mixtures. Its ergonomically designed handle is contoured to fit the hand and makes lifting the bowl more comfortable.

Unique Mixing Action

The beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise; moving the beater to 67 different points around the bowl. This unique mixing action creates a thorough blend of ingredients and eliminates the need to rotate the bowl.

Multiple Speeds

10 speeds allow the user to select the right speed for the mixing job; from very high to very slow stir. It’s easy to select the precise speed needed for a perfect mix.

Versatile Accessories

The flat beater, dough hook, and the professional wire whip add to the versatility of the mixer. The flat beater is the ideal accessory for mixing normal to heavy batters. From cake mixes to firm cookie dough, the flat beater mixes quickly and thoroughly.

The dough hook mixes and kneads yeast dough, saving both time and the effort of hand-kneading. The wire whip incorporates the maximum amount of air in whipped mixtures for fluffier whipped cream and angel food cakes.

All attachments are solidly constructed, and attach easily to the stand mixer.

Easy Clean Up

The pouring shield fits around the top of the bowl and prevents ingredient splash-out. The chute makes it convenient and easy to add ingredients.

The tilt-back mixer head allows for easy access to bowl and beaters. A lock lever holds the mixer head securely in place and the bowl fastens tightly to the base.

Optional Attachments

Optional attachments (sold separately) complete the package to make cooking a pleasure. From citrus juicer to sausage stuffer, KitchenAid stand mixers can handle just about any job in the kitchen.

Blogs participating:
One lucky US reader is going to win this KitchenAid Mixerin choice of color valued at up to $300! Giveaway ends May 7th at 11:59pm EST.  
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The Genius.  We sure do love her!  She is such a smart girl and loves learning and she loves helping around the house.  She is going to be an awesome baby-sitter when she is older.

The Hippie.  She sure keeps us on our toes and keeps us laughing!  She loves art and being tickled!

And the Professor.  Who can resist his dark brown eyes?  Certainly not us or his sisters.  He loves to play and loves being outside whenever he can.

Yep.  We’re POSITIVE! Making their appearance around Dec. 22, 2012 sweet baby 4!!!! The Professor will be a big brother!!!! We could not be more excited and appreciate all your prayers!!!!!!

God is SO Good!!!!!!!!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Bright Starts, Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa-Mom is excited to present the Baby Shower Event from May 7th to May 28th. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.

Join the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one amazing baby shower gifts giveaway!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen