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Turning Over the LEL & T4T...

Just wanted to let those of you who emailed me know that I received a few different requests to turn over the LEL & T4T.  I'm not ignoring you...just trying to figure out the best way to go about this!  Any suggestions?  I'm thinking of letting several take it over (since it can be a fairly big job) and then just directing people to the sites that will be taking it over...thoughts?

Steph
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FREE Better Homes & Gardens Subscription


The first 1,000 new people to Like the Service Magic FB page will get a FREE 1-year sub to Better Homes and Gardens!  I think they still have some left...better hurry though!

Go HERE

Thanks, SheScribes!
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The Final Low Entry Lowdown...

Well, I meant to post about this last week, but I've had a little lady with a 104 fever, so I'm a bit behind.  In some respects, I really stopped doing a thorough job on the Low Entry Lowdown and this blog as a whole when we came back from China.  I just don't have the time to post regularly and spend the time I want to with my daughter, and I've come to the realization that I have to make a decision.  I don't like doing this half way, so...until I have time again some day down the road, this will be the final Low Entry Lowdown.  I also will not be posting This for That either.  I might do a few posts/pics every now and then and possibly a giveaway or two, but this is essentially a HUGE step back for Ten Talents.  I guess you could call it the end, but it seems sad to say that, and I do hope that I'll have time for it again in the future.

Thank you all so much for your faithful reading/posting/commenting.  I've enjoyed getting to know so many of you, and I look forward to having time to actually enter some of your giveaways again :) 

Merry Christmas and Blessings,
Steph


Newly Listed Entries
iCaughtSanta gift code -- ENDS TODAY
Chaos Child -- ENDS TODAY
Orglamix Organic Makeup -- ENDS TODAY
Ozone Socks -- ends 12/21
Organic Baby Blanket -- ends 12/21
Ocean Nasal Care 3 pack -- ends 12/22
You are What You Eat -- ends 12/22 (children's book)
Jingle, Jingle (children's book) -- ends 12/22
Candy Making Kit -- ends 12/23
$30 CSN gc -- ends 12/23
Serious Family Digital Organization -- ends 12/23
Take Your Pix Board Book -- ends 12/26
$5 Amazon gc, candle & coasters -- ends 12/26
Boodle Bottoms -- ends 12/26
Skoy Cloths -- ends 12/27
MUVE Dance DVDS -- ends 12/27 (2 winners)
16 photo New Year's cards -- ends 1/1

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All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Winners!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered any of the All I Want for Christmas giveaways on the participating blogs!  And thank you to Flirty Aprons, Personalized Letters & Accessories, and EcoMom for providing the giveaways for Ten Talents!  You all have such great products, and I was really thankful to have the chance to review them and give them away to 3 lucky readers!

1st up -- Personalized Letters & Accessories $5 gc giveaway.

Out of 28 entries, #15 was chosen by random.org!



Congratulations, sarahespn! 



For the $15 EcoMom gc, random.org chose #71 out of 90 entries!


Congratulations, Marci J!



And finally, the Sassy Black Flirty Apron goes to #24 out of 265 entries!


Congratulations, Amanda!



Congratulations to all of the winners, thank you so much again to the entrants and sponsors, and a Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Steph
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 12/15 -- Linky, Linky


**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Previously Listed Entries
Personalized Letters & Accessories Giveaway -- ENDS TODAY
EcoMom gc -- ENDS TODAY
Hand-knit Infant Hat -- ENDS TODAY
Avon Giveaway (CAN only) -- ENDS TODAY
Dandelion Wishes Giveaway -- ENDS TODAY
EcoMom Mobile Home Kids' Toy --ENDS TODAY
Country Bob's Giveaway -- ENDS TODAY
Mary Kay Timewise Giveaway -- ENDS TODAY
Marleyjanedotcom Jewelry -- ENDS TODAY
$25 Little Diva Tutus gc -- ENDS TODAY
EcoMom gc -- ends 12/17 
Kirkland's Hope Ornament -- ends 12/17
Immunet Giveaway -- ends 12/18 
Worry Woos -- ends 12/18
Aroma Home Hot Hugs -- ends 12/19
Organically Grown Baby Clothes -- ends 12/20
$35 CSN gc -- ends 12/20 

Please only list those giveaways that have 100 or less entries and end within the next two weeks! Thanks :) 

 

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Only 2 Hours Left!

All of my All I Want for Christmas giveaways are ending in two hours!  Some are still low entry, so check them out on the right sidebar before they end!  Many of the other giveaways in this event end tonight, so be sure to visit the other sites too :)

Merry Christmas!!!
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 12/14


**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Newly Listed Entries
Personalized Letters & Accessories Giveaway -- ends 12/15 (only 15 entries!) 
EcoMom gc -- ends 12/15
Hand-knit Infant Hat -- ends 12/15
Avon Giveaway (CAN only) -- ends 12/15
Dandelion Wishes Giveaway -- ends 12/15
EcoMom Mobile Home Kids' Toy -- ends 12/15
Country Bob's Giveaway -- ends 12/15 (only 10 entries!)
Mary Kay Timewise Giveaway -- ends 12/15
Marleyjanedotcom Jewelry -- ends 12/15 
$25 Little Diva Tutus gc -- ends 12/15 (only 16 entries!)
EcoMom gc -- ends 12/17 
Kirkland's Hope Ornament -- ends 12/17
Immunet Giveaway -- ends 12/18 
Worry Woos -- ends 12/18
Aroma Home Hot Hugs -- ends 12/19
Organically Grown Baby Clothes -- ends 12/20
$35 CSN gc -- ends 12/20 

Please only list those giveaways that have 100 or less entries and end within the next two weeks! Thanks :) 

Low Entry Lowdown 12/13 -- Linky, Linky


Please only add those giveaways that end in less than two weeks and have 100 or less entries.  Thanks!



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This for That 12/11

Just a couple of quick points:

1) PLEASE DO NOT link up unless you have time @ the very moment you link up to meet the requests of the 3 people directly above you.  Please. 
2) Less is More!  Please ask for one need to be met at a time.  You'll find that you get more help when what you ask for is easier for others to do.  More than 3 people will probably try to meet your request if it's something they can do in five minutes or less!  


If this is your first time linking up with us on This for That, please READ THIS POST for more information! 

Post your "need" in the MckLinky by writing about what you need and linking to where others can fulfill that need.  Meet the need of the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE your link, AND THEN YOU ARE DONE! If you want more than 3 ppl to help you out, then wait a bit, come back later and enter your need again (just make sure you AGAIN help out the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE you).  The idea is that you help out 3 ppl and 3 ppl help you out...AND you don't have to wonder if you left someone hanging because your job is done as soon as you help out the three ppl above you!  You can link up as many times as you want! 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IN ORDER TO LINK UP, YOU NEED TO FULFILL THE REQUESTS OF THE THREE PEOPLE ABOVE YOU.  IF YOU CANNOT MEET THE NEED, PLEASE EMAIL ME.  OTHERWISE, I WILL BE DELETING REQUESTS OF THOSE WHO AREN'T FULFILLING THE REQUESTS OF OTHERS.   IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO HELP OTHERS OUT AT THE MOMENT, THEN PLEASE WAIT TO LINK UP UNTIL YOU DO. THANK YOU :)
If I delete your request and you DID meet the needs of the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE YOU, please email me and I will correct this! 


**Note** If someone asks that you follow via GFC and you already do, I'm sure they would appreciate it if you find another way to follow or help them.  Or you could comment and let them know you already do and ask if there is anything else you can do to help them.

Low Entry Lowdown 12/11


SORRY THIS HASN'T BEEN UP FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS.  BEEN REALLY BUSY :)

**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Newly Listed Entries
$50 Amazon gc -- ends 12/12
Go! Go! Sports Girl Doll -- ends 12/14
Mindy Gledhill CD -- ends 12/15
Taco Night Giveaway -- ends 12/15
Z Windups -- ends 12/16
Mandy Jane bows -- ends 12/16
Coffee ($5 Starbucks gc) or Gourmet Brownies Giveaway -- ends 12/16
$35 CSN gc -- ends 12/17
Little One Books -- ends 12/18
$50 Apothica gc -- ends ???



Previously Listed Entries 
TeeWit Gift Card -- ends 12/11
Cradle Rock CD -- ends 12/11
Smiley Cookie -- ends 12/12
Gripsterz Stay Along & Bandette Bandles -- ends 12/13

Derek Close Christmas Music -- ends 12/13
10 FREE Play It Safe Family Board Games -- ends 12/15
Intelligender Gender Prediction Test -- ends 12/15
$15 EcoMom gc -- ends 12/15
Life Without Plastic Bento Box -- ends 12/16
Twigz Giveaway -- ends 12/18
$20 Teewit gc -- ends 12/12
5 e-movie cash tickets -- ends 12/15
Personalized Letters & Accessories giveaway -- ends 12/15 *SUPER LOW ENTRIES*
$5 Amazon gc -- ends 12/16
BoogieWipes -- ends 12/16
Lovely Little Ladies Boutique (bow of choice) -- ends 12/17

Please only enter those giveaways that end within 2 weeks and have less than 100 entries!  Thanks :)







The Low Entry Lowdown for 12/8


**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Newly Listed Entries
Eco Nuts Medium Box -- ENDS TODAY
Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions -- ends 12/9 
Dinosaur Train DVD -- ends 12/10
Cranberry Naturals -- ends 12/10
TeeWit Gift Card -- ends 12/11
Cradle Rock CD -- ends 12/11
Smiley Cookie -- ends 12/12
Gripsterz Stay Along & Bandette Bandles -- ends 12/13

Derek Close Christmas Music -- ends 12/13
10 FREE Play It Safe Family Board Games -- ends 12/15
Intelligender Gender Prediction Test -- ends 12/15
$15 EcoMom gc -- ends 12/15
Life Without Plastic Bento Box -- ends 12/16
Twigz Giveaway -- ends 12/18


Previously Listed Entries 
Journal Buddies -- 12/10
Stella & Dot Jewelry -- ends 12/10
$25 Pear Tree Greetings gc -- ends 12/10 
Mother-ease Sandy's Cloth Diaper with cover -- ends 12/10 
Tropical Traditions Omega-3 Greens Supplement -- ends 12/10
Microdry Bath Mat & Aquatiopia Kids Bath Products -- ends 12/10
Milson Road Daily Portrait -- ends 12/10
Agloves -- ends 12/10
$20 Teewit gc -- ends 12/12
5 e-movie cash tickets -- ends 12/15
Personalized Letters & Accessories giveaway -- ends 12/15 *SUPER LOW ENTRIES*
$5 Amazon gc -- ends 12/16
BoogieWipes -- ends 12/16
Lovely Little Ladies Boutique (bow of choice) -- ends 12/17

Please only enter those giveaways that end within 2 weeks and have less than 100 entries!  Thanks :)







This for That 12/6

Just a couple of quick points:

1) PLEASE DO NOT link up unless you have time @ the very moment you link up to meet the requests of the 3 people directly above you.  Please. 
2) Less is More!  Please ask for one need to be met at a time.  You'll find that you get more help when what you ask for is easier for others to do.  More than 3 people will probably try to meet your request if     it's something they can do in five minutes or less!  


If this is your first time linking up with us on This for That, please READ THIS POST for more information! 

Post your "need" in the MckLinky by writing about what you need and linking to where others can fulfill that need.  Meet the need of the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE your link, AND THEN YOU ARE DONE! If you want more than 3 ppl to help you out, then wait a bit, come back later and enter your need again (just make sure you AGAIN help out the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE you).  The idea is that you help out 3 ppl and 3 ppl help you out...AND you don't have to wonder if you left someone hanging because your job is done as soon as you help out the three ppl above you!  You can link up as many times as you want! 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IN ORDER TO LINK UP, YOU NEED TO FULFILL THE REQUESTS OF THE THREE PEOPLE ABOVE YOU.  IF YOU CANNOT MEET THE NEED, PLEASE EMAIL ME.  OTHERWISE, I WILL BE DELETING REQUESTS OF THOSE WHO AREN'T FULFILLING THE REQUESTS OF OTHERS.   IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO HELP OTHERS OUT AT THE MOMENT, THEN PLEASE WAIT TO LINK UP UNTIL YOU DO. THANK YOU :)
If I delete your request and you DID meet the needs of the 3 ppl DIRECTLY ABOVE YOU, please email me and I will correct this! 


**Note** If someone asks that you follow via GFC and you already do, I'm sure they would appreciate it if you find another way to follow or help them.  Or you could comment and let them know you already do and ask if there is anything else you can do to help them.

The Low Entry Lowdown for 12/6


**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Newly Listed Entries
Carmex Moisture Plus Tinted Lip Balms -- ENDS TODAY 
Customized Children's Book -- ENDS TODAY
$25 Restaurant.com gc -- ENDS TODAY
Family Music Starter Kit -- ENDS TODAY
My Kids Lids hat -- ENDS TODAY 
Journal Buddies -- 12/10
Stella & Dot Jewelry -- ends 12/10
$25 Pear Tree Greetings gc -- ends 12/10 
Mother-ease Sandy's Cloth Diaper with cover -- ends 12/10 
Tropical Traditions Omega-3 Greens Supplement -- ends 12/10
Microdry Bath Mat & Aquatiopia Kids Bath Products -- ends 12/10
Milson Road Daily Portrait -- ends 12/10
Agloves -- ends 12/10
$20 Teewit gc -- ends 12/12
5 e-movie cash tickets -- ends 12/15
Personalized Letters & Accessories giveaway -- ends 12/15 *SUPER LOW ENTRIES*
$5 Amazon gc -- ends 12/16
BoogieWipes -- ends 12/16
Lovely Little Ladies Boutique (bow of choice) -- ends 12/17

Please only enter those giveaways that end within 2 weeks and have less than 100 entries!  Thanks :)







EcoMom Review & Giveaway *All I Want for Christmas*

I'm sure that many of you are familiar with EcoMom, but are you aware of how many amazing items she has in her online store?  Until recently, I had no idea that I could buy Melissa and Doug toys in her online store, as well as several other great items such as this Green Toys Tool Set that I was sent for review.




This 15 piece tool set includes a tool box, Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, 2 two-hole connectors, 2 nails, 2 bolts, and 2 nuts.  Wow!  That's a lot of tools :) 


My daughter was literally trying to rip the Green Toys Tool Set out of my hands while I was trying to take a picture of it because she REALLY wanted to play with it.  I kept trying to take a pic, and she kept sticking her hand out and trying to grab the set off the table :)
















When I finally opened it for her, she sat right down on the floor and started working hard!  She particularly loved trying to get the screws through the pegs.  I love the look of concentration on her face.  She is doing some difficult work here!



She really loves playing with this set, and I really love that it's 100% safe for her! This fifteen piece set is made of one hundred percent recycled plastic, and all of the pieces are safe for children so I don't have to worry!

Overall, I think EcoMom is a great place to shop for quality, green toys as well as several healthy foods and snacks, bath and body items, items for a healthy home, and much more.  The only negative I've found for the site is that shipping is a bit on the steep side, but it is very quick too!  I was sent the Green Toys set on Wednesday, and I received it on Friday!  I get a lot of packages, and this was the fastest I've received anything in a LONG time.  Also, when you spend more than $50 at EcoMom, your shipping is free!

EcoMom also offers a DAILY DEAL at deep discounts.  You can sign up for the daily deal HERE!  You can also sign up for information on green products and advice, plus parenting tips, ideas, and crafts by receiving email updates HERE or by visiting the EcoMom blog at blog.ecomom.com.


SHOP ECOMOM

EcoMom is offering Ten Talents readers a 15% discount on all purchases using promo code SBBL712 through December 31, 2010!  Whether you're looking for environmentally friendly toys, organic food, bath and body products, etc., EcoMom is definitely a great place to look for Christmas gifts this holiday season!


On to the giveaway!  

One lucky reader has the chance to win a $15 gift card to EcoMom.  Here are just a couple of items you can get with this gift code:


Green Toy Utensils Set -- only $5.52!











Love Reusable Bags -- only $9.95













Melissa & Doug Sort and Stack -- $9.95  









Really, there are SO many items to choose from in her stores, and she is constantly running sales and promotions, so it's not hard to find a great deal! 

To win this gift card, you must not have won an EcoMom giveaway within the past 45 days.  To enter, first complete this MANDATORY entry:

1) Visit EcoMom and tell me what you'd buy with the gift card!

Extra Entries:
2) Follow EcoMom on FB. Leave FB ID in comment.
3) Follow EcoMom on Twitter. Leave Twitter ID in comment.
3) Follow Ten Talents on FB
4) Follow Ten Talents on GFC (right sidebar)
5) Follow Ten Talents via RSS (extreme top right of blog)
6) Tweet about this giveaway using the tweet button below.
7) Enter any of the other All I Want for Christmas giveaways on any of the blogs participating!  One entry for each additional giveaway entered.
8) GFC Follow The Knit Wit by Shair or Two Children and a Migraine.  One extra entry for each.



This giveaway begins on December 5th, 2010, and will end on December 15th, 2010 at noon EST.  It is open to US or Canada readers only! 
Disclosure: I was given a Green Toys Tool Set for review purposes, but any and all opinions stated are my own.
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Reminder - *All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash*

Just wanted to remind you that the All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash is in full swing!  You can click below to view the page of giveaways or click in the right sidebar.  I'll continue to update this list as each blog adds giveaways! 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY BASH

You get extra entries in the giveaways for GFC following the participating blogs or for entering their giveaways, so there are lots of chances to win these great gifts! Thanks for entering :)
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 12/2


**If you're new, you can learn more about The Low Entry Lowdown HERE.**

If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Newly Listed Entries
$25 gift card (choice of 3) -- ends 12/4
National Geographic Kids Atlas -- ends 12/6
Spoonful of Comfort -- ends 12/7 
Uncommonly Cute Tee -- ends 12/8
$25 Dali Decal gc -- ends 12/9
Coobie Bra -- ends 12/10
$25 EcoMom gc -- ends 12/10
2 $10 Victoria's Secret gift cards -- ends 12/11
Trim Tread Shoes -- ends 12/12



Previously Listed Entries
$25 Anthropologie gc -- ends 12/3
$15 Ilze's Memories gc -- ends 12/3
Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil -- ends 12/5
$35 CSN gc -- ends 12/5
Toddler Board Books -- ends 12/6
Secret Science Team Kit -- ends 12/6
Baltic Amber Teething Necklace -- ends 12/3
$50 Plastic Jungle gc -- ends 12/4 
The First Years Jet Stroller -- ends 12/4
$50 REI gc & Breathe Right Nasal Strips -- ends 12/4
$25 AppleCheeks gc -- ends 12/4
KinderGlo Portable Night Light -- ends 12/5
$25 Kiki's Maternity gc -- ends 12/5 
$75 Sears gc -- ends 12/6 

Please only enter those giveaways that end within 2 weeks and have less than 100 entries!  Thanks :)







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Personalized Letters & Accessories Review & Giveaway *All I Want for Christmas*



I first met Melisa of Personalized Letters & Accessories when I won an item of my choice from her shop.  I chose the Ladybug Tutu for my sweet girl because I thought it just might be the cutest thing I'd ever seen...though there were definitely A LOT of super cute things to choose from!    And she has really great prices too! Really...I always think her items are going to be lots more than they are!

Here's a pic of the tutu without the wiggly baby in it:


Here are some pics of my lady in her tutu.  I tried very hard to take pictures so that you could see the dots, but it's hard to take pictures of a baby who is constantly in motion, so they didn't turn out like I'd hoped.  Just try to imagine the above tutu in all of it's wonderful ladybugness as it is in the pictures below :)



Isn't this the cutest thing in the entire world?

One of the things that most impressed me about Melisa is that she provides some of THE BEST customer service out there.  Now, I enter a lot of blog giveaways, and I have noticed that not all businesses stand behind the products they've offered in blog giveaways.  Melisa, however, is the epitome of customer service.  Not only did she stay on top of giving me information on when the tutu would be shipped to me, but she worked on the tutu while she AND her son had the flu because she wanted to make sure I got it ASAP.  I rarely see customer service like this...and her products are really unique!  That's why we've asked her to be a part of our All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash!

Here are some of the things you can find in her shop:

These petticoats are so, so cute, and they are only $20 shipped!  If you win this giveaway, that will only be $15 shipped!



What a great Christmas gift for a little lady.  Wish she made them in my size, though I'm sure my husband is glad that she doesn't :)








She also makes custom tutus, so you can tell her what you want, and she'll make it for you!  Here are some she's made in the past so you have an idea:




Check out these cute Pom Pom dresses for only $17 shipped!



Melisa also makes hats, beanies, bows, leg warmers, crib shoes, headbands, and so much more so be sure to check out Personalized Letters & Accessories for some really unique Christmas gifts @ great prices!

The Giveaway:  Melisa has offered to give one Ten Talents reader a $5 gift card good on any $10 purchase!  Many of her prices include shipping, so you can really score some great deals if you win!!!

Mandatory Entry (this must be done 1st before any other entries count) :

1) Visit Personalized Letters & Accessories and tell me which item you like most! 

Extra Entries:

2) Follow Ten Talents on GFC (right sidebar).  Leave GFC ID in comment.
3) Follow Personalized Letters & Accessories on FB. Leave FB username in comment.
4) Follow Ten Talents on FB.  Leave FB username in comment.
5) Follow Ten Talents via RSS or email (right sidebar).  Two entries for each.
6) Tweet about this giveaway by clicking on the tweet button below.  Can be done up to 3x daily!
7) Enter ANY other giveaway from any blog involved in the All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash enter from the giveaway list at the top of my right sidebar!
8) GFC follow any of the following blogs involved in the All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash -- The Knit Wit by Shair, Two Children and a Migraine, or Christian Clippers. One extra entry per follow.

This giveaway begins on Dec.1st and will run until December 15th @ noon EST.  I wasn't given anything in exchange for this review and giveaway other than the tutu that I won in another blog giveaway and a $5 gift card for a reader of this blog.
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Flirty Aprons Review & Giveaway *All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash*


If you do any amount of cooking or baking, you know that you inevitably seem to get grease, oil, or something incredibly difficult to remove on your favorite clothes.  No matter how careful I try to be, it always seems to happen when I really, really want to keep an outfit spotless.  That's why I LOVE Flirty Aprons.  You can protect your clothes, and you don't have to look frumpy while preparing meals or treats for your family because ALL of their products are trendy and fashionable!  Their aprons are so cute, that I'd wear mine out to the store if I thought I could get away with it :)

Flirty Aprons has over 50 fashionable styles, and they are made for women, men and children! They even have matching sets for mother (or grandmother, aunt, etc.) and child! What a perfect gift for that little gourmet chef : )

Check out some of my favorites:




Marilyn Sugar and Spice
$27.95


Blue Chocolate
$34.95










 Very Cherry
 $26.50











One of the things that really makes this company stand out is their variety of vintage aprons, like this one below in Sassy Black!



This is the actual one that I was given for review and the one that you have a chance to win!


My Review of the Sassy Black

First of all, I really love the way that the Sassy Black looks!  It's so cute that I feel like I should be wearing it so that other people can see it.  I guess I'll have to ask some friends over for dinner just to show it off :)  One of the things that I really love about it is that it actually covers ALL of my front, so I don't have to worry about my clothes getting ruined.  I don't like aprons that just cover part of you because you really have no idea where food is going to end up when you're cooking.  I also like that the ties that go around your neck are adjustable so I can wear it as high or as low as I want.  I  have had so many low-cut aprons that end up doing me NO good because I spill food above the top of them.



Another thing I really like are the super long ties for the waist, which is good for a few reasons.  One, I can tie it around the back and then loop to the front for a super cute bow.  Two, the long ties make the the aprons one size fits all, so I don't have to worry if it will fit the recipient if I'm buying this as a gift.  Three, this is one less thing that I have buy in a bigger size if we ever decide to have baby #2.  Because the ties are so long, it will still fit when you're pregnant!  Very nice!

Overall, I think an apron (or two!) from Flirty Aprons would make a really unique Christmas gift for anyone you know who cooks or bakes.  That should just about be at least one person from every family you know, except for that small, lucky minority who have their own personal chefs :)  And even then you could think about buying one for the chef!

AND...from now until 12/31/10, you can use promo code FA202010 to get 20% off all women's aprons -- just in case you don't win :)  

Now on to the giveaway!  One lucky reader is going to win a Sassy Black like the one that I reviewed.  The MANDATORY entry for this contest is as follows:

1) Visit Flirty Aprons and tell me which one is your favorite!  This will be SO difficult to choose, but you have to :) 


EXTRA ENTRIES (ONLY VALID AFTER MANDATORY ENTRY)
2) Follow Ten Talents via GFC (in right sidebar).
3) Like Flirty Aprons on FB (can be found @ bottom of homepage)
4) Like Ten Talents on FB (right sidebar). Leave FB ID in comment.
5) Follow Flirty Aprons on Twitter.  Leave Twitter ID in comment.
6) Follow Ten Talents via Twitter by clicking on the bird on the top of my sidebar.
7) Follow Ten Talents via RSS (very top right of website) or email (right sidebar).  2 entries for each.
8) Tweet by clicking the tweet button below this post.  Leave link to your tweet in the comment" Up to 3 times per day
9) Enter any giveaway from any blogs taking part in the All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Bash (right sidebar).  Up to 5 entries - 1 entry for each giveaway.  Leave giveaway name in each comment.
10) GFC follow either The Knit Wit by Shair, Two Children and a Migraine, or Christian Clippers for one extra entry each. (can find them by clicking on All I Want for Christmas Giveaways)

This giveaway begins on Dec. 1st and will end on Dec. 15th @ noon EST.  
Disclosure: An apron was given to me for review, but all opinions expressed are my own!
Giveaway is open to US residents only unless Canadian residents pay a $10 shipping fee if chosen as a winner!
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The Low Entry Lowdown for 12/1 -- Linky, Linky


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If you'd like me to list your giveaway on the Low Entry Lowdown, please email me the LINK AND THE DATE your giveaway ends!    Please only send me 1 to 3 giveaways at a time and please only send those that end within the next two weeks.  You are more than welcome to send me more than one email, but I have a hard time getting up ALL of your giveaways if you send me a huge list in one email because I want to give everyone a chance to get on the LEL if they need to so I only list a couple from one person each post.  If you send one email at a time with 1 to 3 giveaways in each email, I'm more likely to get them all up!  Thanks so much :) 


Previously Listed Entries
$20 NightOwl gc -- ends 12/1
Baby Dipper -- ends 12/1
$10 Target gc -- ends 12/1 
KD Novelties -- ends 12/2
$25 Anthropologie gc -- ends 12/3
$15 Ilze's Memories gc -- ends 12/3
Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil -- ends 12/5
$35 CSN gc -- ends 12/5
Toddler Board Books -- ends 12/6
Secret Science Team Kit -- ends 12/6
Old El Paso Prize Pack (gift card) -- ends 12/2
Baltic Amber Teething Necklace -- ends 12/3
$50 Plastic Jungle gc -- ends 12/4 
The First Years Jet Stroller -- ends 12/4
$50 REI gc & Breathe Right Nasal Strips -- ends 12/4
$25 AppleCheeks gc -- ends 12/4
KinderGlo Portable Night Light -- ends 12/5
$25 Kiki's Maternity gc -- ends 12/5 
$75 Sears gc -- ends 12/6 

Please only enter those giveaways that end within 2 weeks and have less than 100 entries!  Thanks :)







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