Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone! Let me thank you again, for participating in this giveaway. I hope everyone had a chance to read other peoples’ comments and were inspired before Thanksgiving Day. I certainly did!

There are 370 entries this time...I am soo excited to announce the three lucky winners for this giveaway. Are you all ready?

Ok, the winner for the multi-purpose necklace is...


The winner for the basket handbag is...

Crystal (Rexburg, ID)

Then, the last winner for gift certificate for M&J trimming is...

Happiness is 5ive

Congratulations!! Please contact me with your shipping info, so I can send you the items. :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Giveaway 2010!

Wow, has it been a year already? Last year, I did a Thanksgiving giveaway, and the little did I know, it turned out to be a very special event. The rule for this giveaway is to let us know "what you are grateful for", instead of a regular comment. Reading all of the comments made me realize how blessed we are in many different ways.

So, I decided to do the Thanksgiving Giveaway again this year!
I have three prizes... are you ready?

Prize 1, Remember this? Multipurpose necklace, it is very versatile and fun.

Prize 2 is a basket handbag with lace trim. The three flowers are individual corsages that come off, and can be used as a hair clip too.

AND, prize 3... The one awesome prize from my awesome sponsor M&J Trimming...$50 gift certificate for their online store!! Isn't it so exciting? Thank you M&J, you are the best!

Ok, here are the rules for the giveaway;

1. Since this is a "Thanksgiving Giveaway" instead of leaving regular comments, let me know what you are thankful for. This is sort of a pre-Thanksgiving party at Tea Rose Home! I would love to read what people are thankful for, it will remind me of what kind of blessings we have in our daily lives and I bet it will lift up others' spirits too!

For an extra entry do one of the following, for two extra entries do both of the following:

1. Follow me! I would love to see your friendly faces on my side bar!

2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and come back to let me know.

When you do all those things, you will be entered three times. I will keep this giveaway open until midnight of the 24th. I can't wait to read all your "thankful lists", it will be fun!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CSN Review

CSN store (one of the top online U.S. retailers of home and office goods) contacted me to see if I would like to review a product from one of their 200+ online stores. CSN has every product line imaginable, but I decided to review pressure cooker. I always wanted to try using pressure cooker, but part of me was afraid that I am going to hurt myself somehow with the steam...

After reading some reviews and going back and forth, I chose the Fagor Duo Stainless Steel 6-Quart Pressure Cooker. This was also the #1 recommended Pressure Cooker Model Rated by Cook’s Illustrated Magazine! :) I ordered online, and it showed up on my door step in two days!

It is made out of 18/10 stainless steel, and get this, it came with stainless steel steamer basket, recipe book which contains more than 50 recipes!, a user`s manual and Instructional DVD's.

I sat down and watched the DVD and... I tried it. I steamed some vegetable, and made beef stroganoff.

It was soo easy to use!! I don't know if other pressure cookers are the same way, but this one is surely simple and easy to use. One of the things that made me decide to try this pressure cooker is that, this is designed to be safe. Triple safety mechanisms prevent excess pressure build up, and the safety lock on the handle will not open until all of the pressure is released. I always seem to find a way to hurt myself, but I used this pressure cooker without getting burned. :)

When I steamed some veggies, it only took three minutes after the pressure built up. The colors were vivid, and the flavor was so much better than when I boiled them (also, it is supposed to retain water soluble vitamins & minerals better when you cook with a pressure cooker). The carrots were so sweet, I just kept popping them in my mouth, I couldn’t stop. Also, my husband loved the stroganoff.

I am still trying things out, but I want to experiment with different recipes and become good at this. Right now, it is like a science experiment for me to cook with a pressure cooker. I can't wait to open the lid and see the results.

I am a one busy mom, I love anything that will save me time, make great nutritious and tasty meals for my family. I LOVE my pressure cooker! I highly recommend this product. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

2nd Anniversary Giveaway Winners!!!

Thank you all for participating, and for writing nice comments about my blog. Amy Butler is one of my favorite designers, and like I said in my last post, I was REALLY tempted to keep some of the patterns for myself.

I want to give a special thanks to Amy Butler Design for donating these patterns. They are so awesome to do something so nice for my readers. Be sure to go back and check their site often.

Here are the winners in no particular order:

Leah@A Butterfly In My Stomach

Liz from Cottage Hill




Congratulations!! Please email me your info and I'll send a pattern to you next week. I have already picked who gets what, so you will be surprised at what you receive.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tea Rose Home Two Year Anniversary BIG giveaway!

Hi everyone! I can't believe I have been blogging for two years, today, to be exact. When I first started, I had NO idea what I was doing, well, I still feel that way sometimes. It has been so much fun to share what I have made or am going to make with you all.

Blogging has inspired me to be more creative and to connect with who I am. Because of your nice emails and comments, I feel like I can do more than my ability allows and have finished lots of projects in the past two years.

Thank you so much for your support everyone! :)

I wanted to do something special for my anniversary giveaway.

If you have been reading my blog from the beginning, you will know that I am a BIG fan of Amy Butler. I LOVE all of her stuff, from designs to fabric to patterns. I also read some magazine interviews, and stories of how she started her business and where she is now. She is an inspiration to me and I just admire her work.

Then... I decided to contact Amy Butler Design to see if they can help me with their amazing products to make this anniversary giveaway very special... Call me brave or bold. I know, I know, I am nobody, but I just love her stuff, and I had to try.

And... Guess what... Amy's promotion specialist contacted me and said, they will provide five sewing patterns (one pattern is a new design!) for Tea Rose Home readers!!! I thought I was going to pass out in front of the computer when I received the email!

Aren't they sooo nice? Thank you so much Amy (I am an even bigger fan now), and Mallory for your kindness and generosity!

After you enter the giveaway, go check out their amazing site. They have more patterns available, and free patterns you can download too!

I will share the pictures of the five patterns for the giveaway:

This is her newest pattern, "Honey Bun Poufs". I WANT this! I almost wanted to not tell you about this and make it mine... seriously, but it wouldn’t have been right. So, pretty!!

Cabo Halter

Blue Sky Hat

The Field Bag

The Nappy Bag

They are all so pretty and fun. I have used Amy's patterns before, their instructions are easy to follow and I needless to say that I loved the results.

I will be picking five winners, each person will get one pattern. The giveaway will run until midnight of the 25th and I will be posting the winners on Friday the 27th.

Here are the giveaway rules:

Go check out her website and come back here to leave a comment on this post. (You will get one entry)

2. Become a follower of my blog and show me your beautiful face on my side bar. (Second entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog (tweet or Facebook is fine too). (Third entry)

Good Luck!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Pleated Poppy Giveaway Winner!

The week passed so quickly, and today is the day to announce The Pleated Poppy giveaway winner! Rememer, the one lucky winner will receive $25 worth of shop credit. Isn't it so exciting?

Ok, the one who gets to go to her shop and pick out her cute creations is...

Sarah (Strawberry Sky)


Please contact me with your email address, we will go from there.

If you aren't the winner... don't be discouraged. I am having a surprise giveaway from my blog... :) Call me a tease, I am not telling what it is.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Pleated Poppy Giveaway


Hi everyone! Another exciting giveaway at Tea Rose Home this week. Let me introduce you to my new sponsor The Pleated Poppy and Lindsey who is the designer of her shop.

Lindsey is a very talented crafty mom of three. She makes lots of different items, from posy pins to aprons, covered journals to zippered pouches... They are great for gifting or treating yourself. Her Posy pins are her most popular item, but let me tell you about the covered journal that I LOVE...

Did I say I LOVE this? The one in the picture is mine, not only that, I love the fabric combinations. When you open up the journal, you will see some pockets for pens too. Her journal cover is pretty, fanctional and very well made. I know I will use this for a long time.

The Pleated Poppy is giving away $25 worth of store credit for Tea Rose Home readers! Please head over to her shop and see her other beautiful creations, and come back here to leave a comment to be entered for the giveaway.

Here are the rules:

Go check out her shop and come back here to leave a comment on this post. (you will get one entry)

2. Become a follower of my blog and show me your beautiful face on my side bar. (second entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog (tweet or facebook is fine too). (third entry)

This giveaway contest will end this Friday night. The winner will be posted Saturday. Good Luck!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Toasted Coconut Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all for leaving comments and participating to the giveaway! She sure makes cute stuff, doesn't she? Ok, here is the winner...


Congratulations! Please send me an email with your shipping info and also, which two flowers you want and what you want them to be (pins, headband, clips, barretts, bobby pins). You will be receiving them soon.

If you didn't win this time... don't be discouraged. I will be having another giveaway on Monday, make sure to come back and check it out! :) Have a nice weekend everyone!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sponsor Giveaway ~The Toasted Coconut~

Hi there, I am hosting a giveaway for The Toasted Coconut today! Before going in to the giveaway rules and such, I wanted you all to get to know Emily, the owner of "The Toasted Coconut".

Emily is a happily married college student and a mom of two little boys. Her family is her everything!

She would always make things she could wear (she likes things that are vintage and retro). When people kept asking her where she got them, that's when she decided to start her own etsy store.

I was curious about how she came up with the name, her response?

"I decided to name my shop The Toasted Coconut b/c I thought it would be a cute name
AND I am slightly obsessed with coconut. mmm. mmmmm!!

Here is the picture of her giveaway. The winner can pick two of their favorite flowers. Then, she will make them into headbands (plastic or stretchy), clips, pins, barretts, or bobby pins. Whatever you prefer! Isn't that great?

Here is how you can enter:

1.Go check out her etsy shop and come back here to leave a comment on this post. (you will get one entry)

2. Become a follower of my blog and show me your beautiful face on my side bar. (second entry)

3. Become a fan on her facebook page. (third entry)

I will close the giveaway on midnight the 22nd of July, then, I will post the winner on the morning of the 24th. Good luck everyone!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Christa Taylor Apron Giveaway Winner!

The day has come... to announce the very lucky winner for the very stylish Apron by Christa! I am so excited to see how many of you entered this giveaway.

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway Christa! I bet so many people who entered this giveaway had an exciting and suspenseful week to find out if they would be the one to wear the apron.

Well, I have the special envelope in my hand (well, no...but it sounds even more exciting)

The special winner is...


Congratulations!! Please send me your shipping info, so Christa can send the lovely apron to you. Those of you who didn't win, please go visit Christa's shop which is full of modest and stylish clothing. They truely are beautiful and you might wanna pick a few items out for your spring wardrobe.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Apron Giveaway by Christa Taylor!

I am so excited to introduce Christa Taylor to you all. She designs classical, vintage inspired clothing. She wants to present to the world that modest, fashion-forward women should be seen and heard. The brand focuses on sophistication, quality and value in an understated collection. Christa Taylor is commited to contributing to numerous philanthropic causes while creating stylish Fashions for the Empowered Traditionalist.

I have her grab botton on my side bar saying "Shop Retro". Have you clicked and visited her site? Christa Taylor has modest and pretty dresses and other items worth checking out! They added some new items for spring, and I am eyeing the Dreamy Denim Skirt. It looks so pretty and I love how it flares out a little bit. Many of the tops I own can go with the skirt!

I also want to tell you about her blog. She posts many fashion tips and ideas. If you love fashion, or if you consider yourself a fashionista, you would love her blog too!

Christa is giving away, this very pretty Apron for Tea Rose Home readers!

Just imagine, you are wearing this apron at home... doesn't matter if you have guests over or just doing house work alone, wearing a pretty apron like this makes the house work much more enjoyable. Wouldn't you agree?

Here is how you can enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post (you will get one entry)

2. Become follower of my blog and show me your beautiful face on my side bar (second entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back (third entry)

I will close the entry on the midnight of the 25th, then, I will post the winner on the morning of February 26th. Good luck everyone!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cinderella Princess Costume Giveaway Winner!

The time to announce the Cinderella Princess Costume winner... before that, I would like to give a big thanks to Rachel from My Cute Dressups. I read all the comments, everyone who entered has someone on their mind, someone special they want to make smile and happy.

Ah... it is so hard that I can only pick one of you...
Here goes, the winner for the Cinderella costume is...


Congratulations! Send me your email address, so Rachel can contact you. You can let her know what size you need and your shipping info too.

Thank you every one for playing!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cinderella Princess Costume Giveaway!!!

One of my sponsors, My Cute Dressups, is giving away, to my awesome readers this Cinderella Princess Costume! I went and checked out their website and they have such a cute collection of costumes. Hero capes for boys and various Disney princess costumes for the girls. If you plan on going to Disney Land or Disney World, you might want to pack one of these costumes for your little princess. These would be great for Halloween or simply for playdates, tea parties, and so on.

All of their dress ups are machine washable and comfortable to wear, they don't itch like the kind you will find at the store. They don't have any velcro and little girls can get them on and off by themselves. They come in 4 sizes ranging from 2T-10.

One lucky little girl is going to be Cinderella! I will run the giveaway untill midnight January 14th, and post the winner on the 15th.

The rules are simple,

1. Leave a comment on this post (you will get one entry)

2. Become follower on my blog and show me your beautiful face on my side bar (second entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back (third entry)

Good luck everyone... Your little girl will have fun being Cinderella, and at the stroke of midnight, with this awesome costume, she can still be Princess Cinderella.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Reuseable Chalk Board Giveaway Winner!

I want to say thank you to Living Room Furniture for giving me the opportunity to do this giveaway. It was very nice and fun!

Are you all readay to hear the winner? The winner is...


Congratulations Tomiannie! Just send me an email with your name and shipping address. I will let them know and they will send you the prize! It is a really cute and unique chalk board, you will love it!

Well, I really appreciate the Tea Rose Home readers and all who entered the giveaways. I wish I could give you all something...

I have good news though, I have another giveaway coming up later this week. Be sure to ocmeback and of course enter your name!

Have a wonderful week!