Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop

It's Spotlight Saturday Hosted By

Between the Lines

Welcome to our new blog hop with a twist!  Every week swing by to link up your blog and one you want to spotlight!  Did you find a new blog you liked this week?  Is there one you visit on a daily basis?  Well, simply link up your Spotlighted blog right under yours.  We will Spotlight our favorite blogs of the week in spots 4, 5, and 6.  

This week is Spotlight your favorite Blog Designer week!  I'm Spotlighting Jacqui from Wacky Jacqui's Designs!

How it Works

1) Link up your own blog.
2)Link up a blog you want to spotlight for the week.(ex. Spotlight: Roslyn's Closet)
3) Follow your three hosts.
4) Grab our button and post it on your sidebar or in a Spotlight Saturday Post.
5) Follow as many blogs from the list as you like and leave a comment so they know you stopped by.
6) Return the favor by following blogs that followed you.
(Be aware that URL's cannot be duplicated so please have a second spotlight choice in mind. If your blog's URL has already been spotlighted, just add one you'd like to spotlight. And don't forget to leave a comment with the blog you spotlighted so they can come and join the blog hopping fun! )


Another Fun Blog Hop you may be interested in!

That Girl's Deals

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blogmania Winners!

For all of you who have joined us over the last few days, I am so happy to have you.  I hope that you will find something you love on  Between the Lines.  Besides reviews and giveaways, we share recipes, trivia, personal posts, blog hops, and much more fun! 

Now on to the Blogmania winners!  I am so excited to reveal the winners of this humongous giveaway.  The first number randomly generated via was Entry #78.  Lucky #78 is MelissaStuff!!!!  Melissa picked prize #2 as her first choice. So Melissa, prize #2 is yours!  If Melissa chooses to pass on her prize, I will randomly select a new winner.   The second number randomly generated was #514.   Lucky #514 was Liz!!!!  Liz also picked prize #2 as her first choice.  Since the prize has already been awarded, she has the opportunity to accept prize #1 or I will choose a new winner. 

Thanks again to all my wonderful sponsors.  I encourage you to check out their sites to see all the wonderful things they have to offer.  All my sponsors' links are on my right sidebar.   Thanks to everyone who entered.  If you didn't win, never fear, there are more giveaways coming soon.  Check out my current ones (right sidebar), including a $50 gift certificate to Executive Gift Shoppe!

Make Your Own Candy from Glee Gum: ENDS TONIGHT!

Don't miss your last chance to win a fun Make Your Own Candy Kit from Glee Gum!  Choose from Gummies, Chocolate, or Gum!!!   We currently have very low entries, so your chances of winning are pretty good!  Enter HERE before 10pm tonight (est.).

Blogmania Was A Success

Thanks to all my wonderful sponsors and lovely visitors, Blogmania was a HUGE success at Between the Lines. I just wanted to encourage everyone to visit my sponsors sites and see all the wonderful things they have to offer.  The holidays will be here before you know it, why not get started on some early shopping. :)  My sponsors links are all my my right side bar for easy clicking!  Now time to go through the hundreds of entries and choose some winners!!!!  Good luck to everyone!

Blogmania Worldwide Giveaway ($200+)!

Welcome to Blogmania and Between the Lines!  I am so excited that you stopped by today because thanks to some wonderful sponsors, I'm giving away over $200 in prizes.  If you are unsure of what Blogmania is, check out this LINK.  With over $38,000 in prizes being given away over the next two days, it is not something you want to miss.  For those of you who are regular readers of Between the Lines, I know I've been teasing you with Blogmania hints long enough.  It is now time to get to the prizes!

 Our prize pack theme:  
What Every Woman Needs!

How To Enter: Between the Lines is offering two prize packs, each over $100!  You must be a follower to win.  To enter, please leave a comment with your follower name, email address, country, and your first choice in prize packs.  Prize Pack One is open Worldwide and Prize Pack Two is open to US and Canada.  However, if the winner of Prize Pack two is from Canada, the Prize from Red Harp will not be included.  Red Harp can only ship to the US, so a third US winner will be chosen.  

If you would like a Bonus Entry, please leave a separate comment telling me that you 'Like' me on Facebook or Subscribe to my email (sign up on left sidebar) along with your email address (one comment for each).  Winners will have to verify follower name.

Prize Pack #1 ($126 retail value) - Open Worldwide

Our first Prize Pack is sponsored by three great shops.  First up, Rosemary, from Clutch That, is offering the winner a choice of any Clutch from her fantastic Etsy shop, up to $75. If you want to read more about Clutch that you can check out some past posts HERE.  You can also join her on Facebook.

Second up is Robyn, from Tiny Dots!  Tiny Dots is offering the winner of this Prize Pack a Tiny Initial Necklace (you pick the letter), a retail value of $25.  If you want to read more about Robyn and Tiny Dots, check out previous posts HERE.  You can also join Robyn on Facebook.

Next up is Cinnamon Creek Country Candles. Cinnamon Creek Country Candles is offering the winner 2-16oz Jar Candles at a retail value of $26. If you want to read more about Cinnamon Creek Country Candles from my previous posts, check it out HERE.

Prize Pack #2 ($102 retail value) - Open to US and Canada

 Our second Prize Pack is sponsored by five great shops.  First up is Christy, from Wired Whimsy. Wired Whimsy is offering our winner a lovely Necklace and Earrings Set.  This set has a retail value of $40. If you want to learn more about Wired Whimsy, check out a previous post HERE.  You can also join Wired Whimsy on Facebook or her Blog.
Second up is the wonderful smelling store, Illumenature.  Illumenature is offering the winner 2 - 8oz Hand Poured Soy Candles.  This is a retail value of $24 and the scent choice is up to you. If you want to learn more about Illumenature, check out a previous post HERE.  You can also join them on Twitter!
Next up is a great Etsy shop, La Dolce Vita.  La Dolce Vita is offering the winner 2 Sugar Scrubs that retail at $21. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful shop, check out a previous post HERE.
Next up is Kate, from Red Harp. Red Harp is offering the winner their choice of any journal/notebook cover from her shop. This prize retails at $12.  If you want to learn more about Red Harp, you can read a previous post HERE.

And last, but not least is Orglamix.  Orglamix is not an actual sponsor of Between the Lines (although she is giving a lot of great prizes during Blogmania), but I did a review for her a few months back and I just had to share with you all.  Once you try her mineral makeup, you'll be hooked.  I am offering the winner an olive eyeshadow from Orglamix, retail value at $5.

Please make sure to read the entry rules up top carefully so that you can be successfully entered into the giveaways!!   If your follower name and email address are not given, I will not know who you are or how to contact you.  Once you've enter, don't forget to swing by Survey Junkie and Little Yaya's for some huge giveaways!  And if you want to find another of the 172 blogs participating in Blogmania, check out the master list at the bottom of this post!

Survey JunkieLittleYayasandBlessed

Disclosure: Prizes will be shipped directly from our sponsors.  Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for any sponsors that do not deliver the promised prize.  If a few weeks goes by and you have not received your prizes, please email me and I will contact the sponsor and attempt to resolve the issue.  I have not received any monetary or product compensation for this event.  Contest ends September 16th at 11:59 pm est.   Good Luck to everyone who entered!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giveaways Galore (2-$100+; 1-$50; and more!)

If you haven't had time yet to join us for Blogmania, come on over.  There is still 15 hours left to enter to win one of the two $100+ prize packages!!   We have so many wonderful sponsors that you won't want to miss it!  

We also have a great giveaway going on right now from Executive Gift Shoppe!  Their online Shoppe has so many wonderful gifts and they are offering a lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to use on anything they want!!!

And don't forget Glee Gum's Make Your Own Candy Kit or Scandle's new Shimmering Lotion Candle!  All my awesome readers have a chance to win these fantastic prizes if they enter!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blogmania Starts Tomorrow!!

Don't forget to join Between the Lines and 174 of my closest blogging buddies tomorrow and Thursday for Blogmania 2010!  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Between the Lines will be giving away over $200 in prizes!  All together, the Blogmania team will be hosting giveaways for over $38,000 on Wednesday and Thursday only.  Don't miss your chance to win some fabulous prizes!  Posts go up at MIDNIGHT!

Bonus Blogmania Entries Today ($200+ prizes Worldwide)

As most of you know, Blogmania start at MIDNIGHT tonight!  Blogmania is a blog-wide event hosted by 172 blogs with a total of $38,000+ in prizes.   Blogmania is made to be simple, with only a couple entries.  But I thought I'd give my awesome readers a few more bonus entries for the Between the Lines Giveaway.  These entries have to be done today in order for them to count.  At the close of Blogmania, on Thursday Night, I will add all entries from today to the bottom of the comment list.  You have a chance at 15 bonus entries.  Good Luck! :)

Bonus Entry One:  "Like" Between the Lines on Facebook and post that you will be attending Blogmania on our wall.  (May do this 5 times today, but at least 1 hours apart)  Each entry must have a separate comment.

Bonus Entry Two: Follow Between the Lines on Twitter and tweet this exactly:  Join @kellymalinowski &Between the Lines for a $200+ Blogmania giveaway tomorrow!Sign up for Bonus entries today! .   (May do this 5 times today, but at least 1 hour apart)   You must leave a link for each tweet to count.

Bonus Entry Three:  Blog about Blogmania and Between the Lines' bonus entries!   Under Copy this Blog post and add it to your post. (I can email you the code if you don't want to copy it - This must be completed by 4pm est to count.  Please leave me a link to your post and leave 5 separate comments. 

**Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Blogmania Featured Shop: Illumenature

It is time again for another sneak peak at an awesome Blogmania Sponsor. Illumenature is a candle company that offers eco-friendly , hand poured soy candles. All of their lovely smelling candles are made right here in the U.S.

I personally have used their candles. My favorite scent is the Banana Nut Bread. I honestly can say that the scent smells like fresh bread baking in the oven. And what’s even better is that their candles burn slowly and evenly. This makes your candle last even longer!

Banana Nutbread offers a flavorful blend of ripe bananas, freshly ground walnuts, and a hint of vanilla and brown sugar. Banana Nutbread is sure to be a family favorite, and for that, it is available to you year-round.
Illumenature candles are hand poured using 100% soy wax, as well as premium scented oils & color. Our glass jars are made in the USA.
We also offer a recycling program for used illumenature candles. Each used illumenature candle can be returned to us for $1 credit towards the purchase of a new illumenature candle.


As an awesome Blogmania sponsor, Illumenature will be donating two candles to Between the Lines’ gift pack. Swing on over to Illumenature and check out all their wonderful scent choices. If you make a purchase, email me at  and it will earn you ten extra entries to any of my current giveaways.

Tricky Trivia

Name an animal that sleeps with its eyes open.

Take a guess in the comments below!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Blogmania Featured Shop: La Dolce Vita

It is time again for another sneak peak at an awesome Blogmania Sponsor. La Dolce Vita is fun Etsy shop full of wonderful scents. At La Dolce Vita you will find a great variety of Bath and Body Luxuries. With over 400 different fragrances, you are sure to find one you like.

All products from La Dolce Vita are made especially for you. To keep their products fresh, they wait until you place an order before making it. This also gives you the opportunity to customize your order. Although they have a huge variety, they are willing to work with you to create the perfect scent for you.

La Dolce Vita carries Body Parfaits, Sugar Scrubs, Soy Candles, Body Frosting, Body Lotion, and much more. As an awesome Blogmania sponsor, La Dolce Vita will be donating a few items to Between the Lines’ gift pack. I’m not revealing any of the prizes just yet, but swing on over to La Dolce Vita and check out all their wonderful scent choices.Don't Miss Blogmania on September 15-16!!!

Scandle Shimmering Lotion Candle Review and Giveaway

What could be better than burning a relaxing smelling candle after a long day??  How about using that same candle to enjoy a relaxing massage?   Or perhaps as a moisturizing lotion?  I am so excited to introduce you to Scandle’s Shimmering Lotion candle.  This new body candle line from Scandle has many unique benefits.  The Shimmering Body Candle “burns at 2 degrees above body temperature to produce a soothing and healthy body oil” while filling your room with a calming fragrance. 

 Scandle’s Shimmering Lotion Candle gives the skin a natural shimmer while providing hydration.  Unlike many soy wax body candles, Scandle doesn’t fill heavy on your skin.   The light shimmer helps mask wrinkles and skin imperfections by deflecting light.  And the aroma from their limited-edition summer line, sets a by the beach ambiance.   When I received my Copa Cabana Scandle Shimmering Lotion Candle, I was very excited to try it out.  My husband didn’t think pouring hot “wax” on me was such a great idea, so I didn’t get the massage right away. :)  But I did use it as a moisturizer.  My hands and cuticles have never felt so silky smooth before.   With cold weather approaching quickly, I am excited to have my Scandle to help keep the cracked hands away.  And although I was nervous at first, the oil is the perfect temperature and does not burn at all.

You can buy Scandle’s Shimmering Lotion Candle starting at $13.95. Your little travel tin will come with a cute Reduce Reuse Recycle eco-wrist band.  Thanks to the generous people from Scandle. One lucky reader of Between the Lines will win their very own Scandle Shimmering Lotion Candle tin.
Mandatory Entry:  “Like” Scandle on Facebook and come back here telling me you did.  Winner will have to give their Facebook name for verification.
Extras: (Remember each entry must have a separate comment and an email address is needed to contact winner.)
~ Sign up for Scandle’s Newsletter (5)
~ Follow Scandle on Twitter (3)
~Follow Between the Lines (3)         
~ Subscribe to my email (5)
~ Grab my button and leave a link of where it’s displayed (5)
~Add me to your Blogroll and leave a link (5)
~ Follow me on Facebook (5)
~Follow me on Twitter (2)
~ Add my Spotlight Saturday button and leave a link (5)
~Tweet this giveaway leaving me your link. (3x a day not back to back) (1 entry each)
~ Enter another one of my giveaways (1 each)
~Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link (10)
~Make a purchase from Scandle (10)

This giveaway will end on September 29th @10p.m Eastern
Giveaway open to US  only.  Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I received a candle in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Tricky Trivia

What was the original capital of California?

Take a guess in the comments below!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Silent Sunday

Two Big Events Happened This Week!

My Oldest lost her tooth!  YUCK!
My Baby started preschool!

I'll write more about these milestones this week! :)

Simple Sunday Twitter Hop

Welcome to the
Simple Sunday Twitter Hop .
Its Me Melbie & Crazy Daisy.
With this weeks Guest Host Shining 2 Save


Grab a cup of coffee & join us every SundayYou can gain new Twitter followers, find some great blogs & bloggers in the process.
Have Fun !!!
Plus every week we will draw a random guest host to fill our #5 seat :)
How it Works
1. Follow blogs 1 -5 ( we will follow back )
2. Add your Twitter URL ( not your blog url or giveaways)
3. Snag our new button to use in a post about the Simple Sunday Twitter Hop
4. Follow as many ppl. as you would like & follow everyone back that follows you :)
( This is not a giveaway linkup & anything other than your Twitter url's will be deleted )
Link up every Sunday at 12:00 am est !!