Posts in the ‘FREE & Giveaways’ Category

flattenme Personalized Books & GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013


I have always loved giving and receiving personalized gifts. As much as I love my “C” necklace and my monogrammed tote bags, I think personalization is a particularly fun idea when you are shopping for babies and children. I know how easy it is to grab a box of Legos at Target on your way to a birthday party (while you are keeping your fingers crossed that you are picking the one box that the birthday child doesn’t already have!), but maybe this year you can consider buying custom, personalized books for all of those birthday parties. What do you think? They are just a click away…

A month ago I stumbled upon a company called, flattenme, and I was immediately intrigued. I just loved the unique name and was so curious to find out what they did. (Evidently I was a little late to the party as Orpah and team have already featured flattenme’s products in one of her gift guides. At least I know I am in good company…) When I checked out their site I read a fabulous story about how the idea for the business came to be and I loved their focus on imagination, inspiration and gifts of the heart. I knew this would be a perfect company to feature on Sweet Peas & Stilettos.

Owl Always Love You Carl arrived in the mail a few days ago. It is written by Robyn Spizman and illustrated by Erica Leighton.  After my son’s bath, when he curled up on the couch in his favorite blue stripped Hanna Anderson pajamas, I pulled out the book as a little surprise. His eyes lit up when he saw his name on the cover. “How did you do that Mommy?” It was a sweet bedtime story that was perfect for my 6 year old. With every turn of the page, he heard me read his name and he smiled in delight.


They also offer personalized books with photos. I love the Super Dad book and its humorous pictures. I knew at that moment that these high quality books with illuminating images would make wonderful gifts for kids of all ages. Who wouldn’t love receiving a customized superhero book? (even if dad looks a little silly in a cape…)

And while you are shopping at flattenme – take a look at these hysterical personalized water bottles. Such a fun way for your kids to keep hydrated all summer long…

JULY GIVEAWAY – If you want to WIN a FREE copy of Owl Always Love You that you can customize for your own child, simply let me know on Twitter or Facebook (see icons on top right of page). The winner will be randomly selected from entries and will be notified on July 31, 2013 after 12 noon, PST. Please note, the book if free and you will only be responsible for a nominal shipping charge.

I want to personally thank the team at flattenme for my copy of the book and for sponsoring this giveaway!

FREE Address Printing

Monday, December 3rd, 2012


So how is your handwriting? Mine his horrible! My penmanship resembles that of a 9 year old boy. Of course my mother writes perfectly and even her grocery lists look fabulous. And my dad’s writing is just like a typewriter so when he addresses an envelope you know the post office will be able to read it. It takes me forever to address cards and invitations because I have to write nice and slow so that my envelopes will look decent and will actually be legible. This year, Minted is here to save me with a brand new feature….FREE address printing on holiday card orders.

Minted (home to super fabulous artist designed holiday cards) has just launched a brand new feature where you send them your addresses and they will address your envelopes for you. Love that!! Look how lovely the envelope up above looks! No ink smudges, no crossed out letters, just classic, pretty, clear typeface. All you do is select and order your cards and then choose the Address Assistant BETA when you complete your order. You can import addresses, add addresses, or request addresses by email. They will print the envelopes with all of the addresses you give them and then will send you blank envelopes for any additional cards you have. It is so simple. And the best part of all – it is FREE of charge on your holiday card order. You can save time and look good too. What a perfect combination for any busy mom this holiday…


Monday, September 17th, 2012


I don’t know about you but I always find myself day dreaming about our next family vacation. I think my son will actually be able to survive a longer flight now that he has his iPad fully loaded with games and movies. I want him to see the world – just like I did as a kid. I have my fingers crossed that our next family vacation will be FREE.

Join me in entering this simple contest to win a FREE Vacation! Tea Collection has partnered with Jetsetter and is offering you the chance to win a Nordic Getaway + a Tea Collection gift certificate to pack your suitcase full of super cute Tea clothes for you and the kids. What a perfect combination!


I have visted Denmark, FInland, Norway and Sweden (and of course would love to add Iceland to my list too) and I have to tell you they were all absolutely wonderful. So many Americans think that Europe consists of Paris, London, Rome and Barcelona. They don’t even think the venture beyond those famous cities. Scandinavia is spectacular! I know I am a little biased since I am half Swedish, but they are simply gorgeous countries with friendly people and spectacular sites to see (and great shopping too!).

So come on, enter to win the vacation giveaway right here. Don’t miss your chance because this contest ends on 9/25/12. Good luck! If I don’t win, I at least want you to win…

ThredUP Giveaway

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012


There is a new online clothing store for kids….. Not only is it a great place to shop for like new, gently used clothes – it is a really simple way to clean out your child’s closet and earn some extra cash (do I hear extra Christmas shopping money???) The name of the company is ThredUP. They are based in San Francisco but of course, thanks to the wonders of the internet, they are here to help parents all over. And best of all, Sweet Peas & Stilettos is giving away a 20$ gift certificate for FREE CLOTHES at ThredUp, which also includes free shipping. Just pop over to the Sweet Peas & Stilettos Facebook page, like us, and let me know you want to win. The prize will be awarded next week, on Wednesday the 22nd, so put your post up by midnight on the 21st to be eligible.


If you need someone to help you filter all of the items you can pop over to their stylist page where you can find a style that matches your child’s personality. It is almost like your own little store. It is a fun way to get ideas on how to pull the items together since you aren’t in an actual store with a sales person and mannequins around to inspire and guide you.

If you want to clean-out the closets, simply order one of the their bags and fill it up. Be sure to check the list of brands they accept and obviously don’t send them clothes with stains or rips. ThredUP is better than a typical consignment shop because you don’t have to wait for your items to sell before you get your money. They will assess the value and then you can cash out through PayPal. So easy!

So don’t forget – Sweet Peas & Stilettos is giving away a 20$ gift certificate for FREE CLOTHES at ThredUp. Just pop over to the Sweet Peas & Stilettos Facebook page right now and let me know you want to win. You have to ‘like’ Sweet Peas & Stilettos too of course…



Thursday, May 3rd, 2012


As you have likely heard or read, Facebook recently purchased the incredibly popular Instagram for $1 billion dollars. Yes – that is a “b”! With million and millions of people using Instagram to capture all of these amazing photographs, there are certainly people who want to enjoy these images. Are you one of those people looking to print, hang and enjoy your Instagram photos? CanvasPop is just the place for you.


You can take those images that have been hanging out on your iPhone and convert them into personal artwork for your home or office. They make great gifts too for both family and friends alike. The whole process is super easy and to motivate you to get started – for the month of May you can get FREE Shipping.

canvas pop

So here is the scoop on CanvasPop: There are endless options to customize your photo with cool filters and effects. If your creative juices aren’t flowing, you can have one of the pros at CanvasPop help you. Your image will be printed on the “world’s best canvas.” Every CanvasPop canvas is matte textured with a vivid, ultra-high quality finish that will last a lifetime. Your image will even be guaranteed forever (literally, they offer a lifetime guarantee)!

Don’t forget, CanvasPop is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders with promo code MayShipping now through 5/31/12. Visit CanvasPop and create your canvas art today!

momAgenda FREE Shipping

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012


I am a total organization junkie. I admit it. I love my calendar, my lists, my day planner, my post-it notes, my iPhone, my address book – everything. I have my own personal system to keep my family, my business and my life totally organized and running smoothly and I love it. It just works for me.

Do you need to coordinate the calendars for a house full of busy kids? Are you looking for a new tool to get your life in order? One of the most popular systems I have seen is momAgenda. It was developed by a super busy mom and she has continually expanded her amazing line of products. Besides being very practical and useful, she recently she added animal print covers to many items in her collection which made me very happy too! momAgenda organizers and day planners also come in this great selection of colors:


One of their most popular items is the momAgenda Desktop. It helps busy moms manage multiple calendars for up to four children (or three kids and a spouse!) and features helpful planning areas including vacation planning and party prep pages. Love that! Plus they include an accompanying momEssentials pamphlet where you can easily keep your family’s medical information, birthdays, websites and passwords all in one handy place instead of having your important info scattered all over the place.

And, best of all, in honor of Mother’s Day shop through May 6th and receive FREE SHIPPNG on all orders with promo code LOVEMOM. Surprise yourself or a fellow mom with the gift of organization!

For more scoop on getting organized, check out the Sweet Peas & Stilettos page all about organization tools & tips for moms and the home organization page too.

FREE Treat Greeting Cards

Saturday, April 21st, 2012


Have you heard about The creative folks at Tiny Prints & Shutterfly have joined together to create the ultimate online greeting card company with literally thousands of unique cards to choose from and tons of options for customization. For a limited time they are offering everyone a FREE CARD (details below). You never have to settle for an average card again! Some of the popular categories of cards include: BirthdayFriendshipMother’s Day, Thank You, and Thinking of You.

Treat photo birthday cards

You can import your friends’ birthdays from Facebook so you will never miss another one again. They even have a feature where you can order and include a gift card from lots of great stores (Zappos, Target, Pottery Barn, Amazon, and more) in the card too. Love that! And one of my favorite features – they will mail your card for you so you can skip the trip to the post office.

You can order unlimited cards for $0.99 each through Mother’s Day. Use the code AFFTREAT at checkout to get this special deal. Or, you can also choose to get just one card for free. Use code FREETREAT for that. If you are ordering more than one card, the $.99 cent offer will save you the most as each card is normally $2.99. (Note: You can not combine offers so pick the one that will be the best deal for you)

Free Wedding Websites

Thursday, March 15th, 2012


My husband and I are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary next week so I definitely have weddings on my brain. It is hard to believe it has been 9 years! I have also been busy adding a few wedding pages to Sweet Peas & Stilettos so brides-to-be (and girls who just like to dream about their wedding day) can check out the cutest wedding invitations and save-the-date cards.

There was one thing we did not have 9 years ago – wedding websites! I remember mailing out packets of information to guests and sending out emails too. I love the idea of having a site where I could quickly post information for all of my guests.

I am thrilled to share the news that Wedding Paper Divas is offering FREE wedding website templates to match more than 40 of their bestselling wedding invitations. This means that you can easily create an ad-free personal wedding website complete with online RSVP capabilities and more—and keep it FREE for one year! It is super easy to pull together – you don’t need to know anything about website design to create a fabulous site. You can even create a custom site domain too. Get started now to ensure that everything will be beautifully designed and perfectly coordinated as you prep for your big day. Good luck!

Paper Culture Giveaway

Sunday, February 26th, 2012


I am thrilled to share the news that Paper Culture (one of my favorite partners) is offering a very special promotion for Sweet Peas & Stilettos readers – Get 10 FREE cards from Paper Culture! (Use ‘FREE10’ at checkout).  Paper Culture has raised the bar on being eco-friendly. Their cards and envelopes are made from  100% post-consumer recycled materials, they only use recycled materials in their packaging, and they will even plant a tree in your honor with each and every order.

I have also been continually pleased with their modern designs, the weight of the paper (no cheap looking flimsy cards here!) and their use of  rounded corners on all of their cards. When you receive a card from Paper Culture it feels special.

Shop their party invitations, baby announcements, personalized stationery and more. And don’t forget to order your 10 FREE cards from Paper Culture! Use ‘FREE10’ at checkout. Shop Now!

The scoop: This 10 free cards offer is available through March 7th, 2012. It is good for new customers, cannot be combined with other offers and do not include taxes or the cost of shipping. A little hint – if you use their mail and message delivery system, which would just include the cost of the stamp, they will take care of mailing your cards and you won’t have to pay any shipping.

Converse Winner

Monday, February 6th, 2012


I wanted to send a huge congratulations to Jamie from Birmingham, Michigan.  Jamie is the winner of a new pair of Converse sneakers. I also want to send a huge thank you to Converse and Sears for sponsoring this giveaway. Happy Monday to all!