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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Don't Read This, Dad

Father's Day Gifts
Shoes: Mizuno
Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day is coming up quick—in 3 weeks—and it always seems to be one of the holidays when I can't think of anything to do for my dad. He spends his time traveling between Boise, McCall and Palm Desert, California, and trust me, if he wants it, he already has it. This Father's Day, I'm giving him an adorable coupon book that is designed for him and his girlfriend. It's filled with coupons like "take an evening neighborhood stroll," "wine tasting," and "a day of golf." I'm sure they'll use the coupons up quickly because it's all the things they love to do most!

If you're looking for something fun for Father's Day, make sure to visit Datevitation. They have coupon books starting around $20, and can be customized for parents, kids, and date nights. The cut-off day for Father's Day orders is June 6, so get 'em in while you can! Make sure to use code AUNIESAUCE for $10 off. 

What are you doing for your Dad for Father's Day? The more ideas I can gather, the better!

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.

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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!

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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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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Because... Well Just Because

Extra Extra! My FAQ page is now in action. You can find it HERE! Thanks for helping me build it over the past year!
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Today I have a special treat for you—a blogger, stylist, mama... all wrapped up into a beautiful little package. Meet Meagan.


Meagan is the beautiful woman behind Because of Jackie. This blog is one of my favorites. Meagan is a true stylist. She grew up idolizing Jackie Kennedy, and her style today is efforless and so fun. I love how she always gives me something a little unexpected with each outfit, like that little mustard flair or printed top—I just love it!

Meagan is a mom to two adorable little kids, she's a personal stylist—both online and offline—and she does some amazing DIY clothing, jewelry and crafty gifts. Oh, she also has a killer simple (yet eye-catching) layout... it drew me right in and I remember it being the first thing I ever commented on her blog. If you're looking for a blogger who is basically everything I'm not (hence the mom/DIY/baking/cooking/domestic skills), you must go pay her a visit. Don't take my word for it, read her "best of" posts!

Today, Meagan is giving away a truly awesome gift—one of her custom styling packages with four looks. Enter below to win and good luck! Now go make a new friend ♥

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

// JANUARY GIVEAWAY

Time for the
 JANUARY GIVEAWAY!

 In the future, I may be putting the group giveaway on hold*...
one of the entries below will help me decide if we keep/disregard the big monthly giveaway.
Your input will make a difference!
*To clarify, there will still be individual giveaways for small businesses.

And now...
11 prizes.
11 winners. 
See what's up for grabs, visit some sweet blogs/shops, & enter away!





blog // facebook // twitter // instagram // shop


Enter via Rafflecopter.
Open internationally (Tookies prize is US only).

/ / For entries that say "Follow via GFC," here's what you do: On the sidebar of their blog, find their Google Friend Connect widget. Click the blue button that says "Join this site." You may have to create an account with Google to complete this entry.

Good luck!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yes To SAN FRAN!


I'm having a blast in San Fran on my Yes To Stylista trip (part of the grand prize in the contest I won). In the photo above, I'm holding Beta the Carrot at the Yes To headquarters in San Francisco.

Yesterday was amazing, and I took tons of photos (and video) to document the experience. I'm here through tomorrow afternoon... and I can't wait to go explore more of the city. Keep up with all the action on Twitter & Instagram!

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Today, I have a really fun company to introduce to you! It's the Vintage Pearl and they make beautiful hand-stamped silver jewelry.


Not only do they have gorgeous and unique necklaces, bracelets and rings, but they also feature custom baby spoons, ornaments, men's items, and this awesome ring that I'll be showing you soon. I'm head over heels for their pieces & today they're giving you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to their store!

Oh, and they're based in Tulsa, Oklahoma but ship internationally-- so enter away!!

The Vintage Pearl Shop // Blog // Facebook

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Saucy Dates

Book: c/o Datevitation use code AUNIESAUCE for $10 off your order // Glasses: c/o Firmoo

I consider myself lucky... I'm married to a man who likes to do spontaneous things. Whether it's signing up for a swing dance class (we learned West Coast Swing), taking a helicopter ride over Boise or kayaking the Payette River—we're always doing fun things. Sometimes he thinks of the ideas, and sometimes I come up with them.

But for Valentine's Day (Daniel, if you're reading this, I apologize for the major spoiler alert), I got Daniel a little book of all his favorite date ideas, and he gets to tell me when to use them!

Coupon above inspired by my very first poem for Daniel, Bowling, in November, 2011

There are little coupons for golfing, skydiving (I've never been), dance lessons, a movie night, and a trip to the zoo (Daniel loves the zoo)! Making this creative book was more fun than anything. There were over 200 date ideas to choose from, and it was really hard narrowing it down to only 5! I actually found myself giggling while making the book, because of the funny (and some a little raunchy, read: saucy) dates you can come up with. 


If you're looking for something fun for your sweetie, your BFF, your mom—whoever—for a fun little gift, or even for the fast-approaching V-day, go have a look and have fun making an awesome book of adventures. Oh, and don't forget to use the code auniesauce for $10 off your order. With books starting as low as $20, if you use the coupon code, you can make yours for just a little over $10. Sah-weet.

And—BONUS—one person gets to win their very own book today (books ship to U.S. only). Enter below & good luck!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I Heart This Heart


Today I have a special treat for you. Her name is Chloe Jacqueline... but I call her CJ... but she goes by CJVZ... and that's not confusing at all, now is it? Chloe has the beautifully designed blog, CJVZ Hearts You, and I'll be honest—I heart her right back.

I met Chloe way back in December, when she would leave the nicest comments over at Bye Bye Beehive. Let me tell you what—if you want to get a blogger to notice you, leave comments. She commented on almost every post at BBB, and then in February (when BBB slowed down), started commenting over here at Aunie Sauce. And she would comment every single day. I loved it. From there, not only did we become friends, but I also began reading her blog CJVZ Hearts You, I began following her on Twitter, and then I began getting really envious of her perfect eyebrows. Because let's face it—they're perfect.

Chloe is a lifestyle and inspiration blogger. She puts out fun vlogs, she's always posting the most gorgeous cell phone update photos—keeping us in the loop—and she's planning to write a book in 2013. I'll be the first on her waiting list to purchase that... and attend a signing!

Go check out Miss Chloe. She's a doll, and she's even giving away a $15 Starbucks giftcard, since she hearts you. Enter below (it's open internationally), and show her that you heart her back!

PS> I told you Chloe's networking secret, what's yours? Share the blogging tips!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Giveaway

Instead of one big post, today you get two posts!
A giveaway and a holiday hair post.

I'm making some changes in February and I'll be putting the big group giveaway on hold for a bit.
So, if you want in on the group-giveaway-action, make sure to check out my advertising info for January.

And now, thanks to my amazing sponsors, here's your December Giveaway!

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8 prizes & 8 winners!
Good luck!





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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sit Back & Relax.

Shoes: Rue 21 // Bracelet: Premier Design // Photo: Taylor Love Studios


Once a month, I get to sit back and relax while my large ad spot sponsors do the big giveaway thing. Wait, did I just say sit back and relax? What I meant was once a month, I photo edit, build html for entries, and make this big huge post which usually takes about 4-6 hours. No big deal.

In other words, this is your chance to take a break from seeing my face (hence, the shoes—$5 from Rue 21—if I might add), and go say hi to all my sponsors... even the ones not featured in the giveaway. So go say hi. Enter to win some fun stuff. And be happy. Oh, and if you really want to see a post with my photos in it or a fun story, go venture around my archives or my category labels. I promise you'll find something new.

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Giveaway details: Open internationally (US only prizes include: $15 Ulta giftcard). 14 prizes = 14 winners. The only mandatory entry is that you must tell me what your top 2 item choices are (in the Rafflecopter widget), and if they're still available if your name gets picked as a winner, I'll do my best to award them to you.

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