Sunday, October 28, 2012


All right!! It's time to announce the winners!!!
 Here were picked randomly!! And 1 winner was chosen for each category they entered for!!
The winners will receive a personal email shortly from the business holding the prize with details on how to receive there prize! You have 48 hours to claim your prize, if by then it isn't claimed or is refused another winner will be chosen!
First winner of 1 extreme face paint by Rachel Joys of Art is....
Jessica Bornbach!
Second Winner of a custom crocheted hat from the Wash Family Nut House is...
Andra Teeters!
Third Winner of a free photoshoot from tlainey photography is...
Kayla Dunn!
Fourth Winner of a custom Owl Hat from Creative Exploitations is....
Ann Heilman Parker!
Fifth Winner of a free photoshoot by Nikki's Portrait Photography is...
Sally Szymik!
And the sixth winner of a $50 custom outfit from ALEXZA Clothing is...
Cassie Smith!
Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway!! Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future and Thanks for all the support!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Let's Get the Party Started! (GIVEAWAY!!)

Who doesn't love a giveaway??
The Rules are simple. Simple scroll down below and enter using the raffle copter! Do what the raffle copter says and each action will be an entry!
The competition starts today  (Monday October 22nd) and ends at Sunday October 28th!
We will pick out 1 winner for each giveaway prize!
When the winners are selected, the winners will be contacted through email by the vendor supplying the prize! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If there is no claim after 48 hours the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be selected!
So what are the prizes???
I am so excited to have these vendors be apart of this giveaway!!!
First Prize is 1 free Extreme FacePaint offered by Rachel Joys of Art!
Value at $15-$25
Great Prize for Halloween just around the corner or for Christmas!
Rachel Specializes in varieties of extreme face and body painting!
Here are some examples!

The Next Prize offered is from Rebekah at the Wash Family Nut House!!
She's a mom who even with 3 kids, finds the time to make the cutest little crocheted items!!!
Here's the giveaway..
Win an awesome Stylish hat for either boy or girl!
Winner picks color
Solid or striped
and option of flower added for a girl!!
Next Prize offered is from tlainey photography based in Rhinelander WI!
Tavi White is an awesome skilled photographer and is offering an AMAZING PRIZE!!
tlainey photography is giving away a local photo shoot (an hour radius of Rhinelander WI). This includes:
~ A 3 hour photo shoot
~ It can be an individual or family shoot
~ You will get a CD of the pictures taken
~ 2 Outfit Changes
Here is an example of her work!
The Next giveaway is also from the very talented Tavi White!
Not only is she a photographer, she's also crafty!!
Creative Exploitations is her blog and she makes amazing items to sell!!
Here is the giveaway...
Creative Exploitation is giving away an one of a kind owl hat!
~ Choose the Color
~ Choose the Size
~ Provide address
The Next Giveaway is from Nikki at Nikki's Portrait Photography based in Park Falls WI!
I love this lady and love her photography!
Here is the giveaway!
She is giving away a $60 gift certificate to use toward a photoshoot with her!!
The photoshoot will include a cd of images!
 Here is some of her work!
Then the last giveaway that's offered is from me at ALEXZA Clothing!!
Yay! :)
I am giving away a $50 value that can be used for me to make your special little one a custom made dress or outfit for any special occasion!
You pick color, fabric, design and I'll make it!
Also included is a free matching head piece!!
Here's some ideas!
Ok!! So what are you waiting for!! Go make your entries!! Follow the raffle below!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DIY Laundry Soap plus a few extra!

Ok! So it all started when I gave up on regular detergents because of my son Alex.. Alex since a baby was diagnosed with severe Eczema.. So I've always had to buy for him the special laundry soaps with no dyes or harsh chemicals added which, I'm sure if you ever look down that isle in the department store, you can see they are not cheap!! So when I found out I could make my own laundry soap with natural ingredients for pretty much 1/8 of the cost I was ecstatic!!
So here is how I make my own laundry soap!
First here are the ingredients you'll need!
Take the Fels-Naptha Soap Bar
and grade about 1/3 of it
On the stove in a large saucer add 6 cups of hot water and the grated soap..
Let the mixture simmer until the soap is dissolved.
Then take 1/2 cup of washing soda and 1/2 cup of Borax
Add it to the pot and stir frequently until everything is dissolved!
It will be quite foamy!
Next in a large bowl add 4 cups of water
Then take the pot from the stove and add it to the bowl of water!
Then I took an old 2 gallon jug of laundry soap that was used up..(rinse it first0
and I added 1 gallon of water... (use a funnel) the soap mixture in the bowl and then another 4 cups of water!
Then to add some scent I added about 20 drops of Orange Essential oil!
(Now something I just learned over this last weekend was that different essential oils have different Beneficial properties.. like Orange is a natural Antibacterial agent... While Lavender is an antibiotic,anti fungal,antiviral, and an antibacterial agent.. You can find a list on line of what each scent has to offer as far as benefits!)
Then I put the lid on the jug and just shook it a few times!
Then let it sit overnight and it'll become like a soupy gel!
You can make a lot of house cleaners from borax, lemon juice and vinegar!
Here are a few recipes I got this weekend that I all ready tried and liked!
Fresh Bathroom Disinfectant
2 cups water
1 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons borax
1/4 cup of lemon juice
combine/shake in spray bottle then use!
Toilet Bowl cleaner!
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup of lemon juice
add directly to the bowl.. let it foam up a few minutes.. then scrub with brush and flush
All purpose cleaner
1 teaspoon castile soap
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups water
6 drop orange essential oil
1 teaspoon borax
combine is spray bottle.. shake.. use!
Also Murphy's oil with some water and essential oil makes a great degreaser/wood cleaner!
Hope these were helpful!!!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Update: Family Pictures!

I am so in love with how our family pictures turned out!!
We've never had them done as a family untill now and they turned out exactly how I imagined!!
Thanks to my awesome friend Nikki fromNikki's Portrait Photography for taking them!
So here's my family! :)