This post brought to you by PartyLite Simple Pleasures Holiday Sweepstakes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you familiar with PartyLite?  I’d heard of the name, but didn’t have any experience with the company.  So, when I was approached about hosting a PartyLite party and then blogging it, I thought hey…why not?


Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, or we Utahans don’t get out that much, because PartyLite is the #1 direct seller of premium candles and home-fragrance products IN THE WORLD.   Their products are sold through direct sales (home parties) and on-line in every state in the U.S. and in 17 other countries.  They tell me this means that there’s a PartyLite party going on somewhere in the world every 18 seconds!  Why haven’t I been invited?  LOL!


I’m excited to get to know PartyLite a little better because nothing changes my mood quite like a fresh scent.  It’s not Christmas until it smells like a tree, right?  It’s not Autumn until it smells like pumpkin.  PartyLite provides a number of different products (scented candles, candle warmers, home décor accessories, reed diffusers, and more) that allow you to redecorate and refresh easily and inexpensively.

So, I’m hosting a PartyLite party (January 4th, 6:30, my place).  If you’re a local, and you can prove you’re not a murderer/rapist/psychopath, shoot me an email ([email protected]).  I’d love to have you come, too.  We’ll experience this together.  I promise the food will be fabulous.  Or at least chocolaty.  Winking smile


Not local/way afraid of me but still want to see what PartyLite has to offer?

I’ve got a couple fabulous ways for you to do that.

1) Host a party yourself!  Have some friends over for lunch or have a ladies night out.  See what PartyLite has to offer.

2) Enter to win one of five $500 gift certificates in the PartyLite Simple Pleasures Holiday Sweepstakes between now and December 15th. (Perfect timing because the PartyLite Winter/Spring 2012 catalog comes out on the 16th.)  FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, TIMES FIVE!!!  That might even be enough stuff to cover the smell of 3 little boys for the next several years!

3) One lucky Crap I’ve Made reader will win $25 to PartyLite by clicking on over to the PartyLite Facebook page, liking them, and then coming back and leaving a comment ON THIS POST saying that you did.


So, stay tuned.  I’m going to order a few things and check out PartyLite for myself.  I’ll be sure to keep you posted (pun totally intended).

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Giveaway: GoodieJar handmade goodies and art

Is it seriously Thursday already?  CRAP.

Are there seriously only 17 days until Christmas?  CRAP.

I’m in trouble.

If you’ve been around these parts for a year or so, you might remember GoodieJar.  They were here last December, too and I’m delighted to have them back.


GoodieJar makes fabulous flowery earrings and pins (affordable, too!).

(That picture makes me WAY happier than it should.)

They also have rings


and giclee prints.


Did I mention that the earrings only $5 AND buy 3 get 1 free?

(Macy wearing the pair they sent us to review last year)

And, if you order by December 17th, it’ll be there in time for Christmas.  Stocking stuffers or girlfriend gifts anyone?

What’s in it for you?

GoodieJar is giving one lucky Crap I’ve Made reader a $25 credit to their shop.  Do you know how many pairs of earrings you can get with that???


Click on over to GoodieJar on Etsy and have a look around. Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST saying what you’d spend your $25 on.

How easy is that?

What’s in it for everyone?

GoodieJar is offering all of you 15% off through December 16th using code “CRAPPY11”.

Giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and over only and closes Wednesday, December 14th, at 10pm MST.  Winner will be chosen at random using a WordPress Plugin (And The Winner Is…) and notified by email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: Cut It Out Frames

Let me introduce you to Cut It Out.


I attended the Oh Sweet Sadie! art and gift show back in September with my pals Becca and Lara.  Whilst we were there, I saw these delightful frames.  I somehow resisted (Becca won a gift certificate and totally caved), but I scratched down their website on my hand for later.  I knew I’d need one some eventually.So, FF a couple of months, when I was asked if I wanted to review some of their frames I jumped at the chance.

The frames come unfinished (for maximum craftiness/color perfection) in A TON of different sizes.  Some of the larger ones don’t include glass, but a dollar store frame swap out will work on the 8 X 10’s.  I priced glass for a 16 X 20 at Hobby Lobby and it was $9.99.  Plus, they ALWAYS have a coupon, so you’re looking at like $6 tops.

I’m DYING at how cute my 16 X 20 Grace oval frame is.  I love it so much that coming up with the perfect project is going to take me a while.

Let me show you what I made with one of the smaller frames, and then we’ll get to giveaway, mmmkay?


I used the 8 X 10 Grafton frame, painted white.  I added a knob from Hobby Lobby and some background paper and a monogram.


You could use the knob for a jacket or a purse.  We’re making our bathroom cuter, one towel at a time.



Would you like a Cut It Out frame for yourself?  Cut It Out (I keep making Joey Gladstone jokes in my head) is giving THREE lucky Crap I’ve Made readers his/her choice of 8 X 10 frame!


Click on over to Cut It Out.  Have a look around.  Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST (on the blog, not on Facebook or in response to your email subscription) saying which frame you’d choose if you won.  That’s it.  I’m such a giver!

Giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and over only and closes Friday, December 9th, at 10pm MST.  Winner will be chosen at random using a WordPress Plugin (And The Winner Is…) and notified by email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  I was provided with product to review but received no monetary compensation.  All opinions are my own.

Looking for another chance to win?

Becca’s giving away frames this week, too!  Go here for more chances to enter!

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