Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Double Yum... Win Some!

Tookies Gourmet Cookies, Win a $50 Tookies Gift Certificate

The only thing I love more than mac-and-cheese and a good stack of nachos is a delicious dessert. Smore's? Check. Cookies? Check. Sprinkled-covered-anything? You bet.

I recently received a box of delicious goodies from one of my friends Julianna, who runs the gourmet treat shop Tookies. It was filled with a Smore's Bar Cookie Jar (my absolute favorite thing in her shop), cookie sandwiches, and a delicious Red Velvet Sling Cake. You guys, a happy tummy makes for a happy blogger... it's the truth. And I tell you what—that Smore's jar is so delectable. Each time I've had one, I split it up into 2-3 servings... it's a great treat that spoils me three times over.

Tookies Gourmet Cookies, Win a $50 Tookies Gift Certificate

Today Tookies is giving away one $50 gift certificate so that you can pick an assortment of goodies to enjoy for yourself or spoil someone with in 2014! Simply leave a comment below—about anything—to enter! You can get extra entries for tweeting, pinning, and/or facebooking the giveaway, so just leave another comment with your link(s)—one comment per link—and you'll be entered.

Find Tookies here: Shop (they're having HUGE Christmas sales right now!) // Blog  // Twitter

Update // Winner: #22 of 60 - Shane!

The fine print: Giveaway open to US residents. Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, December 22 and the winner will be announced via email and in this post. This giveaway was sponsored by Tookies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Vintage Pearl: Win a $50 Gift Certificate

Win a $50 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl, handstamped jewelry

I don't normally play favorites, but today I'm going to... because I simply love this business. Since January, I've worked with Erin from The Vintage Pearl on numerous collaborations, and I've been blessed to wear some amazing pieces of her jewelry. My favorite piece of jewelry (besides my wedding ring, of course) is a good sterling silver right-hand ring, and I've found three from The Vintage Pearl that I swap in and out. I have this custom wrap ring (bottom left photo), this open heart ring (bottom right photo), and these personalized birthstone rings (top two photos)—and I just ordered a third one ("ours" with a December blue zircon) to complete my stack!

Today, The Vintage Pearl is giving away two $50 gift certificates so that you can pick a custom piece (or two!) of your choice! Simply leave a comment below—about anything—to enter! You can get extra entries for tweeting, pinning, and/or facebooking the giveaway, so just leave another comment with your link(s)—one comment per link—and you'll be entered.

Win a $50 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl, handstamped jewelry

Find The Vintage Pearl here: Shop // Blog // Facebook // Twitter

Update // Winners: #52 of 119 - Lindsay B, and #119 of 119 - Rachael F!

The fine print: Giveaway open internationally. Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, October 13 and the winners (two) will be announced via email and in this post. This giveaway was sponsored by The Vintage Pearl.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Level & Lace

Win a Level and Lace Planner

Over the last month, I've had the opportunity to get to know Tanya of Level & Lace. She's a blogger and owner of an organizational planner shop. She take the most beautiful photos and is very open and honest in her posts. In addition, she's totally creative. I have a huge love for organization (I'm possibly borderline obsessive), and she designs planners to help you do just that—organize your day-to-day schedule & life! She makes planners with to-do lists, monthly sheets and broken-down week-by-week sheets. Her planners have it all! My favorite is this chevron patterned planner. If you shop her store, be sure to use code AUNIESAUCE for free domestic shipping on orders over $18.

Today, Tanya is giving one of you the chance to win any 13 or 18 month planner of your choice! Simply leave a comment below—about anything—to enter! You can get extra entries for tweeting, pinning, and/or facebooking the giveaway, so just leave another comment with your link(s)—one comment per link—and you'll be entered.

Find Level & Lace here: Shop // Blog // Facebook // Twitter

Update // Winner: #84 of 97 - Heather

The fine print: Giveaway open to North America residents only. Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, August 25 and the winner will be announced via email and in this post. This giveaway was sponsored by Level & Lace, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lilla Rose Giveaway

Lilla Rose Hairstyles

Recently, I was contacted by Rachel from Lilla Rose about checking out of her Flexi Clips. I've heard of Lilla Rose before, and for some reason hadn't jumped on the bandwagon of ordering anything. To be honest, now that I've tried these clips, I'm in love. I had tried one a long time ago, but it was a tiny one and it didn't hold my whole ponytail. This new medium one I ordered not only holds my whole ponytail, but I can do awesome French twist-inspired buns without bobby pins, hairspray or any worries. It's honestly a lifesaver. I tote my Flexi Clip in my purse with me everywhere and by the end of the day, my hair is usually twisted up into some fun updo with my brightly colored clip (see the left and top right photos above!).

Today, Rachel is giving one of you the chance to win any Lilla Rose item of your choice! All you need to do is leave a comment below! You can get an extra entry for tweeting, pinning, and/or facebooking the giveaway, so just leave another comment with your link(s)—one comment per link—and you'll be entered.


UPDATE // Winner: Michelle!

// The fine print: Giveaway open to North America residents only. Giveaway ends at midnight on Saturday, July 20 and the winner will be announced via email and in this post. This giveaway was sponsored by Rachel of Lilla Rose, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden

Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden

This last Friday, Daniel and I went to the Idaho Botanical Gardens for a "Movie in the Garden." It was the first showing of the season, and I'm pretty certain we picked the best movie... The Sandlot. I haven't seen that movie in ages, and it was honestly more funny this time around than when I was a kid. I love those movies that are made for kids but really they're for adults. They just don't make movies like The Sandlot these days.

The Idaho Botanical Gardens show these movies every other Friday from July through September. Some of the other movies they're showing this year include Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and The Princess Bride. I want to go to all of them!

The scene in the park is really neat. The Idaho Botanical Gardens are nestled right along the Boise Foothills at the old Idaho Penitentiary so it's very picturesque. There are a bunch of people who sprawl out on blankets and sit under the stars for a movie. The Gardens open at 7 so you can come as early as you'd like, and when we showed up there were kids playing in the grassy fields, a bunch of people tossing a football, and tons of people sipping beverages and relaxing as the sun went down. We grabbed caesar salads, cookies and Milk Duds from the local caterer, but you can also bring any kind of food and beverage you like—they call it "picnic style." The movie began promptly at dusk, and as the final beams of light faded, the laughter to The Sandlot began.

See photos of the Idaho Botanical Gardens Movie in the Garden below, and—attention Idaho friends—make sure to go all the way to the bottom to win a pair of tickets for yourself!

Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Exploring the Botanical Gardens.
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Part of the Old Penitentiary. 
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
The Movies in the Garden, nestled right along the Boise Foothills.
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
We had a beautiful view of Table Rock from our blanket.
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Waiting for the show to start!
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden
Lesson learned: the family in front of us gave their iPad to their little boy right as the movie started and he watched Dora The Explorer with the screen on full brightness and full audio during the entire movie. It was very distracting—not only to us, but the entire crowd behind us—so if you have little kiddos and go to an event like this—leave the electronics at home! 
Idaho Botanical Garden Movies in the Garden

Now, for my Idaho friends (or anyone who wants to come for a visit!), if YOU want to win a FREE pair of tickets to go to one of IBG's Movies in the Garden, all you need to do is leave a comment below! If you comment as a guest, make sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you win! I'll be picking a winner on Sunday, July 21. Good luck!

UPDATE // Winner: Andi!

/ / The tickets to this show were provided to me for free, but all opinions and content are my own.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Giveaway Just For Bloggers

Hey guys! I've mentioned before how much I love spreading joy to my fellow bloggers & readers through giveaways and sharing other fun reads. Today is no exception. I got together with 15 other ladies to bring you the Blog Advice Giveaway. Basically, if you're looking to meet other amazing women, and to have someone to bounce ideas off of, today's the day. I think it should be called the "blog chat giveaway," (because is my "advice" really all that valuable? We'll see!)! So enter away, there will be 5 winners, and of course—it's open to everyone! Enjoy!


Erin at Two Thirds Hazel
What you'll win: Each of the five winners will be able to email Erin at any point until the end of eternity (like farther than to infinity and beyond) to ask questions and seek advice.


Brandi at Mama Laughlin
Brandi is offering a phone call or email where you will receive tips from her
on how to grow your blog using the social media form of Pinterest.
You will receive a back and forth Q&A session with Ashley via email 
providing you with the answers you've been looking for on anything blog related.

Mandy at House of Rose
Your blog will be reviewed by Mandy (and her husband!) via recorded screen capture video 
and then they will offer tips on how you can improve. 
Check out an example of this one of a kind opportunity here.
Erin is offering a one hour blogging consultation (done via video chat or phone call)
which will provide you with Q&A, tips and advice.

Whitney at I Wore Yoga Pants
Whitney will provide you with a back and forth Q&A session
giving you the answers you've been looking for on anything blog related.
"Prefer the phone? Let's chat! What about a fun Skype session? Sure! 
Or a good ole email is fine by me too! 
Sky is the limit. Well, I guess in this case-technology is. 
I will take a thorough look at your blog and do my best to answer any questions!"
You will receive a Q&A session via email. 
Anything you ask, Raven will answer...in detail!

Aunie at Aunie Sauce ← that's me!
You will receive a Q&A email session with advice catered to your blog
providing you with a ton of advice and numerous tips to help you grow.

Taylor at The Daily Tay
Taylor will visit and review your blog, providing you with an email containing
advice customary to you and your blog.


Stephanie at Beautiful Mess
Receive a three-post editing session:
Pick three of your upcoming blog posts. Send your drafts to Stephanie for her to proofread, 
edit and make suggestions as to how you can easily make your writing more personable, 
appealing, humorous and overall, just more fun to read!
Shanna will answer your top five questions whether this be anything from 
sponsorships, social media, tips to grow and/or how to monetize your blog.

Niki at Glossy Blonde
Two weeks of email consulting during which Niki will answer any questions 
you have about blogging and/or building your brand.


Chelsea at Olive and Ivy
An email with personalized advice and tips catered directly to your blog, 
or a Skype session, or a back and forth Q&A session, etc. Whichever you prefer! 
If you are unsure of what to ask a blog critique can also be given.

Jessica at Jessica Who
 With Jessica you will receive a Q&A session via unlimited emails.
Yes, you read that right...unlimited!

Michelle at The Vintage Apple
You will receive a back and forth Q&A session with Michelle via email 
providing you with the answers you've been looking for on anything blog related 
so that you have the knowledge and tools to grow.

Good luck! ♥
(And yes, it's the biggest Rafflecopter ever... so do as few or as many as you want—but just make sure to find mine! I'm offering Bloglovin', Facebook and Twitter follows as entries!)

UPDATE // Winners were notified via email. Thanks to all who entered!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rustic Living

Rustic Living shabby chic home decor

I've mentioned before how much I love sharing local favorite shops... but not only am I sharing a shop I love, but a woman I admire. The shop is Rustic Living, and it holds all sorts of shabby-chic home, baby and wedding creations from one of my real-life friends, Ashley (who also has a blog HERE!). Ashley lives here in Idaho (literally 10 minutes from me), and you've seen her beautiful face recently from photos when we went to brunch together, and she's also the one who designed my wedding bouquets! She is a lover of thrifting and vintage finds, an expert at turning said finds into rustic masterpieces, and she and her husband are also expecting a baby within the next couple weeks. To say I adore this girl is an understatement.

When you click over to Rustic Living, make sure to use code auniesauce for 25% off your order. You can also find Ashley here: blog // facebook // twitter // pinterest.

Today, Ashley is giving away a $30 store credit to Rustic Living. This giveaway is so easy. Just visit Rustic Living and then leave a comment below! If you'd like to tweet/facebook/pin the giveaway, please leave a second comment with your shared link, and it will count for another entry.

The black and white: giveaway is open internationally until midnight on Sunday, May 23. Winner will be announced via email and right here in this post.

UPDATE // Winner: Allison

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hair Bow Love

aidie's hideaway

Over the past year, I've had to opportunity to work with the most amazing woman, Andrea, who is the mastermind behind Aidie's Hideaway. She makes the cutest bows, garland, hair ties and accessories. Andrea (who also has a blog) has always been supportive and nice—and she even comments on my blog often! She is a business owner who gives back to the blogging community, and I love her for it.

She recently did a little spring update of her Etsy shop, and today she's giving away a $30 credit for her fun bows and headbands. She's always creating and crafting new items, so enter here and make sure to head over to her shop to browse her fun accessories. The giveaway is open to US residents only... good luck!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hand-Stamped Vintage

sterling silver wrap ring

I love that hand-stamped ring. I wear it 24/7—while I shower, while I sleep, at the gym, at work—you name it, I'm wearing it. It's from The Vintage Peal and it warms my heart every time I see it because it's personalized for me. It says "love - faith - hope - laughter - family - sauce," which—to me—are the most important things in my life... the sauce, if you will.

I think one of the most beautiful gifts to give (or receive) is personalized jewelry. With Mother's Day right around the corner (May 12), now's the perfect time to start thinking about what piece you could customize for your mom. One of my favorites from TVP is the "Love Notes" piece. They take your child's handwriting or artwork and turn it into a beautiful charm for you to keep forever. What a cool idea! One example is pictured below on the right.

vintage pearl giveaway

Today The Vintage Pearl is giving away two $50 gift cards, just in time for you to spoil your mom for Mother's Day, or for you to customize a piece for yourself! Enter below (open internationally) & good luck!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tailor & Stylist Giveaway

Yesterday, I styled an amazing ruffled leather jacket (I also styled it here and here). I think it's safe to say that if I'm repeating an item that many times, I adore it. Not only do I adore that jacket, but I love the company behind it, Tailor and Stylist. T & S features feminine, chic and classic clothing, shoes and accessories for women. I've had so many emails back and forth with the owner, Grace, and she is just so fun to work with.

Today, T & S is giving one lucky winner something special—a $35 gift certificate!

tailor and stylist giveaway

All the images above are some of my favorites from their Spring Lookbook. In fact, you'll see those yellow flats featured on this blog soon! Oh, and that mint and coral maxi dress—they have it in red and royal blue—and I think it would be just perfect for the 4th of July!

Enter to win below—and if you feel like shopping at Tailor and Stylist ahead of time—make sure to use the code aunie10 for 10% off your order!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Apricot Lane Giveaway

Necklace: c/o Apricot Lane

Yesterday, I showed you an awesome statement necklace from Apricot Lane. Today, you have a chance to win it! I love this piece because it is so versatile. It isn't too big and it brings a ton of sparkle to the table—perfect for adding a little bit of glam to a basic tee and skinnies.

This giveaway is brought to you by Beauty & Truth (a blog by an amazing girl named Aubry) and Apricot Lane! Also—if you're in the Boise area—in late April I'll be over at Apricot Lane in the mall for their One Year Anniversary Celebration. I'll be getting styled, taking a couple photos, and hanging out for the event! Stay tuned for more details!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

rosieMADE

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to rosieMADE—an Idaho-based online boutique that offers handmade gifts and products that are made in the USA by women-friendly companies. I love helping promote people and businesses I believe in—and trust me, this is one of them.

Ring: c/o rosieMADE

I'm pretty lucky, the founder of rosieMADE—Alicia Vanderschuere—and I recently got to split an order of calamari, sip on some wine, and discuss her growing business. Talk about an innovative woman. She has built rosieMADE from the ground up and really knows her stuff. It was incredibly refreshing to meet someone who was creating some big independent business waves here in Idaho.

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Here's a little more about rosieMADE, straight from Alicia:

rosieMADE LLC is creating a new American dream for women!
We’re USA MADE. ROSIE PROUD.

Visit rosiemade.com to DISCOVER. CONNECT. SHOP.

DISCOVER.  Great resources abound on leadership, small business, and life! Be inspired by women doing amazing things to improve their community, business, or family! Get inspired to reach for your dreams!

CONNECT. Leverage the rosieNetwork to find new products, connections, and service providers. Be proud that you are helping other women achieve their dreams! Participate in giveaways and learn about fabulous made in the USA products.

SHOP.  Be proud of your purchase, knowing where it was made and who made it. Know you supported the US economy, fair wage jobs, and high environmental standards with your purchase. Be satisfied that you spent consciously to create impact. Since a portion of every sale is reinvested in helping women entrepreneurs in the form of resources and grants, feel as fabulous as our vendors and resource recipients know you are!

Connect with rosieMADE here: website // blog // facebook // twitter // pinterest
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Alicia and the ladies behind rosieMADE are giving away a basket full of their favorite goodies—a crochet hat, water bottle, soap, bubble bath, tea, chocolate, and a big tote to carry it all in—all made by women, for women to a lucky U.S. reader.


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Our Valentine


Happy Valentine's Day, friends! I hope your holiday is off to a great start... and if it's not, well then just check out what me and these 30 other beautiful ladies are offering you... a $1,500 Visa gift card! Yes. It's true. $1,500 bones to one very lucky winner.

Spend it on yourself, spend it on your sweetheart, spend it on your sweet old grandma... but whatever you do—check out each of the ladies below, enter via Rafflecopter, and check back here on February 21, because we'll be announcing the winner on the widget. Enter big—win big. Enjoy & Happy V-day!

/ / If you're visiting from the giveaway—HELLO! You can find out more about me here, read my most popular posts here, and even read my FAQ here! I blog about life, style and sauce—sauce being the little things in life that make us smile. Say hello in the comments below... I'd love to find out something new about you and/or visit your blog!

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You're probably thinking, WAIT—WHAT'S THE CATCH? Here's the deal—no catch. The $1,500 gift card will be mailed to one winner, and it's open internationally. Currency will be in U.S. dollars. What would you do with the big $$ prize?? Good luck! ♥♥

PS / / comments didn't work for the first couple hours, so if you tweeted me your comment entry, you're still entered!

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