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A Heart For Home: March 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine Book Giveaway

Visit Kristin's blog, Bits & Pieces from My Life, to enter her giveaway of this precious book of prayer poems.

This Little Prayer of Mine


Be sure to pause and browse through her blog while you're there.


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Friday, March 26, 2010

Thanks Franklin Goose

Thanks to a extremely generous gift from Franklin Goose, our cloth diaper stash has increased tremendously. We've added quite a few prefolds as many of our were the cheap Gerber ones from when Emahry was born.

We also have some wonderful Happy Heiny One Size Pocket diapers and a few Bum Genius One Size AIO diapers. We are loving our new stash. One size diapers make having two in diapers so much easier. We can just through a couple in the diaper bag and we know that they will fit whichever one needs them.
Thanks again Franklin Goose!

Right now (until March 31st) you can earn $5 for every product you review at Franklin Goose. Please, help them spread the word about their great store! We will definitely be supporting them with our business and will enjoy their generous offer as we purchase a few more diapers for our stash.

Becca has some great thoughts on Franklin Goose's extremely generous marketing campaign.

Make sure you check out their store for some wonderful prices on cloth diapers, toys, bedding, clothing, and much more.

(As a side note, I was reading through some of the reviews and there is a cloth diapering mama out there with the same first initial and last name as me. That was a little odd to see.)


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Lefty Loops Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Amy @ Finer Things (comment #78), you've won a hat of your choice from Lefty Loops. Look for an email from us shortly.



Thanks to all who entered and be sure to check out the adorable hats at Lefty Loops.



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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Review & Giveaway :: CSN Stores (Proctor-Silex Blender) {closed}

About two months ago we were contacted by CSN stores about doing a review & giveaway here on our blog. We gladly accepted and spent a great deal of time perusing through their cookware store searching for something to add to our kitchen as well as give away to one of our readers.

Since we tend to be pretty practical these days, we opted for a blender to replace our very old and leaky one. We wanted something that would be simple to use, easy to clean, and that would be easy to store away. Even though our blender has a permanent home on top of our counter, we're not under the delusion that everyone is as crazy about smoothies as we are.

We ended up deciding on the Proctor-Silex Space-Saving Blender.

From Cookware.com:
Proctor Silex is one of the most trusted brands in kitchen appliances. Every Proctor Silex kitchen appliance is lab-tested and built for durability. Proctor Silex offers a great selection of juicers, irons, coffee makers, can openers, food processors, mixers, blenders, grills, skillets, toaster ovens and so much more!

Proctor Silex's product quality, breadth of product line and brand name strength continue to earn it the number one standing with consumers for small electric kitchen appliances.

This blender has 8 speeds, stainless steel blades, and a large 48 oz. jar. The unique feature of this blender is that the jar flips over the base for compact storage. If you are running out of counter space in the kitchen and looking for a new blender this may be the perfect answer for you.

We've been using this blender almost daily for a couple of weeks now and are pleased with its performance. We did find that because of the wider jar we had to adjust our smoothie routine a little bit. We were having chunks of frozen fruit (especially strawberries) that weren't being blended so we simply added a little more liquid and let the blender run a minute longer and the problem was solved. I think because the jar is wider at the bottom that some fruit was getting pushed to the outside and needed a little more time to get to the blade.

This blender is very easy to use. The jar will only sit on top of the stand in the correct locked position so you don't have to worry if they are lined up correctly. To run the blender you simply turn the knob to the desired speed. There is also a high or low sliding button that can add more or less power. Like most blenders, the Space-Saver also has a pulse setting.

One of my favorite this about our new blender is how easy it is to clean. With our old blender it was very difficult to clean around the blade. However, since this jar is wider at the bottom it is simple to get the jar clean the first time.

Overall, we are pleased with the quality and performance of this blender. The price is also perfect for someone who is living on a modest budget or is leery about spending a lot of money on a blender that they do not use regularly.

Buy It: You can purchase your own Proctor-Silex Space-Saving Blender from CSN Stores' cookware.com for only $24.99.



Win It: CSN Stores is offering this blender to one of our readers.

To Enter This Giveaway:
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1. Head over to the CSN Stores' store listing and browse through their different categories. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which store you would enjoy shopping from the best.

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH
2. Tell us how you found out about this giveaway ~ saw our post on google friend, a reader, prizey, a giveaway linky (which one), etc. (1 entry)

3. Visit cookware.com and leave a comment here with your favorite item from that store(1 entry)

4. Visit allbarstools.com and leave a comment here with your favorite barstool design (1 entry)

5. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)

6. Subscribe to receive free email updates (1 entry)

7. Follow us on Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

8. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a Space Saving Blender from CSN Stores @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/ybk9wxz (Ends 4/9) PLEASE RT

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For THREE Additional Entries
10. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)

The giveaway will end Friday, April 9th at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: CSN Stores and Cookware.com

(While the Proctor-Silex Space-Saving Blender was provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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A Baby's Second Thoughts

What have I gotten myself into?!?


For more Wordless Wednesday posts head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom.
This look & a good laugh are definitely Finer Things.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Fabric Bar Winner

Congratulation Zayda, you've won a $25 gift certificate to The Fabric Bar! We hope you enjoy choosing your prize. (We will be in contact with you shortly.)

Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to check out The Fabric Bar for all your sewing needs.


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Before the Throne of God Above


We pray this will help turn your thoughts to him today.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Endless Gifts

Daily I'm surrounded by wonderful gifts from God, yet many times I choose to see the disappointments instead of the blessings.

Today I choose to be a cheerful recipient, a joy finder, a gift counter.


#89. Singing praises together in chapel every Tuesday and Thursday.


#90. Encouragement from friends and strangers.


#91. Watching our children dance.


#92. Obedience, in myself and others.


#93. Emahry's new hairbows from Rebekah's Bowtique. Colorful reminders of the hope of spring.



#94. Sippy cups that don't leak.


#95. Getting the sippy cups from Amazon for free using Swagbucks.


#96. Jackets all hung in the closet.


#97. Laughter.


#98. Smiles.


#99. That He loves us.


#100. The chance to love him back.


#101. Cookouts


#102. A diaper that fits Jonathan perfectly. {you could win one here}



#103. Jonathan's cheesy little grin :)


#104. All three children napping at the same time!!!!!!


#105. Finally making a list of my sewing projects.


#106. Having the materials to sew everything on the list.

#107. The fact that I was made in HIS image and that HE knit me together in my mother's womb.


#108. The ability to imagine, design and create.

#109. Using that ability to bless my family and save money.


#110. Remembering that I also bless them everyday through the mundane tasks of washing dishes, doing laundry, and cooking meals.


Please leave a comment telling us what you are thankful for today.



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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Review & Giveaway :: Wee Ones by JaJoC {closed}

In preparing for Eliya's birth, we discovered that we really didn't have enough small AIO diapers since Jonathan was in disposable diapers until he was at least a month old. We started looking for some more AIOs, but we didn't much like the idea of having newborn or small sized diapers that our babies would outgrow by the time they were only a few weeks or months old. Then we stumbled upon Crystal's Etsy shop Wee Ones by JaJoC. Crystal has developed a One Size AIO Diaper that really caught our attention.

Here's what she has to say about it:

After much trial and error I've made a One Size AIO that doesn't leak! Made with organic materials and PUL this diaper is designed to keep your wee one in the same diaper from birth to the Potty (roughly 8-30 lbs).

Made with an exterior of PUL, and Bamboo inside ALL is designed to be a trim fitting yet absorbent diaper.

You can customize it with more absorbency if you'd like and it comes with our new One Size Trifold which is trim, absorbent and best of all One Size!

When Crystal agreed to send us one of these One-Size AIO diapers we were very excited. I have to admit that we were also a little skeptical that it would truly work for such a large range of sizes.

When the diaper arrived I pre-washed it and then proceeded to try it on all three of our children. As a reference, Emahry will be 3 in 2 months and weighs 32 pounds, Jonathan is almost 18 months old and weighs 21 pounds, and Eliya is five weeks old and weighs approximately 7 1/2 pounds.

Emahry is probably at the tip of the size range for this diaper, but thankfully she doesn't need to be in diapers much any more. We actually put her in this diaper for a few nights to see if it would be absorbent enough for a nighttime accident, but each morning she was completely dry :)

Jonathan is the perfect size for this diaper. He is right in between the change in rise and can actually wear the diaper at either height. This diaper has been very absorbent with him. He has worn it on several outings where it has been left on for about 4 hours and we have had absolutely no trouble with leaking.

Eliya is just growing into this diaper as she is not quite 8 pounds yet. However, I think most babies would fit in this diaper a little earlier, we just tend to have small babies. Considering the fact that she is not to the weight specifications yet, this diaper has worked well for Eliya also. She wore it at home yesterday for 3 hours and we didn't experience any major leaks. There was a tiny bit of dampness on her gown, but I blame that on her skinny little legs and not the diaper :)


Overall, we are very impressed with this diaper. I would love to fill our stash with these diapers. The Wee Ones One-Size AIO Daipers are priced at $26.95 each, which is a good deal when you consider that they will most likely fit for the entire time your child is in diapers.



Here are some more of our favorite things from Wee Ones by JaJoC's Etsy Shop. Simply click on each picture to view the listing or browse through the entire shop or website.




Buy It: You can purchase your own cloth diapers, baby wraps/slings, items for moms, leather baby shoes/boots, and much more by visiting the Wee Ones by JaJoC's website or Etsy shop. If you make a purchase, please let them know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home.

Win It: Wee Ones by JaJoC sent us two of these wonderful diapers, one for us to review, and one for us to pass on to one of our readers. This is the same type of diaper, the One-Size ALL Zorbeez AIO, that we reviewed. Here is a photo of the exact diaper the winner will receive.




To Enter This Giveaway:
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1. Head over to the Wee One's website and browse through their products. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which product is your favorite.

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH
2. Tell us how you found out about this giveaway ~ saw our post on google friend, a reader, prizey, a giveaway linky (which one), etc. (1 entry)

3. "Heart" Wee Ones by JaJoC on Etsy (mark them as a favorite shop) (1 entry)

4. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)

5. Subscribe to receive free email updates (1 entry)



6. Subscribe to the Wee Ones by JaJoC's newsletter ~ at the bottom of the left sidebar (1 entry)

7. Follow us on Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)

8. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a One-Size AIO Cloth Diaper from Wee Ones by JaJoC @heart4home #Giveaway #clothdiapers http://tinyurl.com/yjc6evo(Ends 4/3) PLEASE RT

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 Wee Ones by JaJoC




For THREE Additional Entries
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The giveaway will end Saturday, April 3rd at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: Wee Ones by JaJoC & A Heart for Home
(While the OS AIO Diaper was provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Booger Butts Winner

Congratulations Stuff Parent's Need, you have won an AIO diaper from Booger Butts. Please, check your email for a note from us shortly.

Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to check out Anne's shop for your cloth diapering needs. Make sure you sign up to be notified when her shop reopens.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

NaturOli Soap Nuts Giveaway {closed}

It's amazing how God supplies everything we need within his beautiful creation!

Our family has been using soap nuts to clean our laundry for almost a year now and we continue to be amazed at how this simple dried shell can so effectively clean all of our messes. Soap nuts are a wonderfully natural way to clean laundry.

Soap nuts grow on trees and do not contain any harmful chemicals or additives. Soap nuts are the dried shells from the soapberry. These shells contain a substance called saponin that produces a soaping effect. Saponin is a 100% natural alternative to chemical laundry detergents. Soap nuts also contain a natural fabric softener.

Read more about them in our previous post here.

NaturOli would like to donate one 4 oz. bag of their exceptional soap nuts for a giveaway here at A Heart for Home. This 4 oz. bag will wash approximately 40 loads of laundry! So one of our readers will have the opportunity to try out this wonderful product. They really work for us!

Buy It:
You can purchase your own soap nuts and other natural products from NaturOli by visiting their website. If you make a purchase, please let them know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home.

Win It:

To Enter This Giveaway:

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1. Head over to NaturOli's website and browse through their information about soap nuts. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us something you learned or why you want to try soap nut for your laundry.

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH
2. Tell us how you found out about this giveaway ~ saw our post on google friend, a reader, prizey, a giveaway linky (which one), etc. (1 entry)

3. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)

4. Subscribe to our email feed to receive free updates from our blog. (1 entry)



5. Join the NaturOli email list to receive their newsletter, information about sales and special discounts (1 entry)

6. Follow us on Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)



7. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a 4 oz. bag of Soap Nuts. Enough for 40 loads of Laundry! @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/yk394yd(Ends 3/30) PLEASE RT

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For THREE Additional Entries
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The giveaway will end Tuesday, March 30th at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

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Photo Credit: NaturOli

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Endless Gifts

Daily I'm surrounded by wonderful gifts from God, yet many times I choose to see the disappointments instead of the blessings.

Today I choose to be a cheerful recipient, a joy finder, a gift counter.

#69. Unsolicited "thank yous" from our children.



#70. A crock pot full of Creamy White Bean & Apple Chili.



#71. Stacks of freshly washed prefold diapers.



#72. Waking up to clean kitchen counters.



#73. Knowing my job matters.



#74. Little ones who are beginning to "sleep in" until 6:30.



#75. A husband who loves the Lord and strives to follow him everyday.



#76. Eliya's new bunny hat from Tara at Lefty Loops. {you could win your own here}



#77. Community.



#78. A "new" washer when ours finally broke.



#79. New clothes for all of us from a community swap.



#80. The feel of freshly washed bathroom rugs.



#81. Being able to read about other people's journeys to healthy eating.



#82. Another favorite children's book, Barnyard Dance, from the library.



#83. Watching the little ones do the barnyard dance while I read aloud.



#84. A heart that is growing to rejoice in my role as wife and mama.



#85. Grace when I fall.



#86. Strength to begin again.



#87. The promise and hope of spring.



#88. Five years of marriage. Five down, a lifetime to go. :)



Please leave a comment telling us what you are thankful for today.


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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lefty Loops Review & Giveaway {closed}

I recently discovered Lefty Loops when we won a Custom Cupcake Hat from a giveaway at Wee Share. Tara, is the creative mama behind the Etsy shop Lefty Loops. She is the full-time mom to one little boy and a part-time speech-language pathologist. She began her business of selling adorable crocheted hats on Etsy so that she wouldn't have to go back to work full-time. What a great motivation!

When I found out that we had won a Bake your Own Cupcake Hat, I was very excited. I knew it would be perfect for Emahry, even though she has never eaten an entire cupcake in her life, the hat seems to fit her personality. Emahry loved choosing the flavors for her hat.

We both anticipated its arrival and were very excited when the package showed up at the post office. Every time Emahry wears her cupcake hat it gets noticed. The unique design makes this a perfect addition to any little girl's cool weather wardrobe.

Since we love Emahry's hat so much, I was thrilled when Tara asked if we would like to review a new hat design that she was adding to her shop. We waited again with anticipation until another package arrived.

Tara sent us this adorable Bunny Hat and Carrot Rattle for Eliya. She wore it on our walk home from the post office and it has already received many compliments.



This precious hat is made from white yarn and has a small flower that can be customized with a choice of four colors. The combination of this bunny hat and carrot rattle would make a wonderful Easter gift for a baby or toddler in your life.



We are very pleased with both of these hats. The stitching is very uniform and the overall design and quality is very good. We will definitely recommend Lefty Loops to all of the people who stop and ask where we got these adorable hats! These hats are truely finer things.


Here are some more of our favorite things from Lefty Loops. Simply click on each picture to view the listing or browse through the entire shop.



Buy It:
You can purchase your own adorable crocheted hats from Tara by visiting Lefty Loops. If you make a purchase, please let Tara know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home. Also be sure to visit her blog.

In an effort to help the people of Haiti after the devasting earthquakes, 15% of each sale made until March 16, 2010 will be donated to the Red Cross.

Win It:
Tara is offering one of our readers a hat of their choice from Lefty Loops.

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to Lefty Loops and browse through their selection of adorable hats. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which hat you would love to have.

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH
2. Tell us how you found out about this giveaway ~ saw our post on google friend, a reader, prizey, a giveaway linky (which one), etc. (1 entry)

3. "Heart" Lefty Loops on Etsy (mark them as a favorite shop) (1 entry)

4. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)

5. Follow the Lefty Loops blog publicly through Google Friend (1 entry)

6. Follow us on Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)



7. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a Handmade Hat for a special Little One from Lefty Loops @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/ylsy7zn(Ends 3/23) PLEASE RT

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9. Place Lefty Loop's button on your blog ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)


 Lefty Loops



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The giveaway will end Tuesday, March 23rd at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: Lefty Loops & A Heart for Home

(While the crocheted hat and rattle were provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Endless Gifts

Daily I'm surrounded by wonderful gifts from God, yet many times I choose to see the disappointments instead of the blessings.

Today I choose to be a cheerful recipient, a joy finder, a gift counter.

#51. The opportunity for Tim to go to a preaching conference in Indianapolis.


#52. A close parking space when I go shopping with all three children.


#53. A little girl who falls sleep "nursing" her baby doll.


#54. Delicious navel oranges.


#55. Watching a movie with Tim after the kids are in bed.


#56. A favorite book, Llama Drama, from the library.


#57. Eliya staying asleep after I took off the sling.


#58. A timely reminder of what I'm able to do in 60 seconds or less to tidy my home and bless my family.


#59. The conviction to make better use of my time.


#60. Homemade Whole Wheat Waffles.


#61. Sleeping babies.


#62. Jonathan finally outgrowing his infant carseat.


#63. A new carseat for free!


#64. Green smoothie mustaches.


#65. Sunshine and warmer temperatures.


#66. His power.


#67. His might.


#68. His unending love!

Please leave a comment telling us what you are thankful for today.


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Friday, March 5, 2010

The Fabric Bar Review & Giveaway {closed}

I'm always on the lookout for shops that carry beautiful and unique fabrics. So I was very excited when I came across Amy's shop, The Fabric Bar.

The Fabric Bar is "...a small family owned company whose mission is to bring you the cutest, highest quality and most exclusive Japanese fabric and gifts this wonderful world has to offer. We also carry a small range of designer collections from our favorite domestic manufacturers such as: Alexander Henry, Free Spirit and many more! We also love to support the newer "indie" designers and will be adding several of their collections to our shop towards the end of the year."

I was thrilled when Amy agreed to send me one of her "over one yard" scrap packs to review. These packs are filled with mostly fat eighth sized pieces in a variety of Japanese fabrics and domestic designers. You can also ask Amy to customize your scrap pack by choosing warm or cool tones, girl or boy fabrics, cotton or cotton/linen blends.

I'm always excited when I receive scrap packs because I never know exactly what to expect. Well, I definitely was not disappointed with The Fabric Bar's scrap pack. I had told Amy that I would be using these fabrics for accessories for the kids' room and for baby and children's crafts, so she filled my scrap pack with a variety of cheerful and fun fabrics.

This design is adorable... (April Showers)


and coordinates with this one. (May Flowers)

Aside from carrying beautiful fabrics, The Fabric Bar also carries patterned ribbon and trim, DIY kits, patterns, and gifts.

Here are some more of our favorite things from The Fabric Bar. Simply click on each picture to view the listing or browse through the entire shop.




Buy It:
You can purchase your own designer fabric, supplies, kits, and patterns by visiting The Fabric Bar. If you make a purchase, please let Amy know that you found out about the shop at A Heart For Home. Also be sure to visit their blog.

Win It:
Amy is offering a $25 Gift Card to her shop, The Fabric Bar.

To Enter This Giveaway:

Mandatory
1. Head over to The Fabric Bar and browse through the beautiful fabrics, supplies, kits, patterns, and gifts. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us what you would love to purchase if you win this gift card.

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile.
(If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

For ONE Additional Entry EACH
2. Tell us how you found out about this giveaway ~ saw our post on google friend, a reader, prizey, a giveaway linky (which one), etc. (1 entry)


3. Head over to The Fabric Bar on Etsy and "Heart" the shop (mark them as a favorite shop) (1 entry)



4. Follow our blog publicly through Google Friend or subscribe using a reader (1 entry)



5. Follow us through Twitter ~ leave your twitter ID in your comment (1 entry)


6. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: Win a $25 GC to The Fabric Bar, fabric, trim, kits, patterns, gifts @heart4home #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/ybm4oal (Ends 3/19) PLEASE RT

For TWO Additional Entries EACH
7. Place our blog button on your blog (copy the code from the box in our far right sidebar) ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)


8. Place The Fabric Bar's button on your blog ~ leave the URL & let us know where we can find it (2 entries)

 The Fabric Bar





For THREE Additional Entries
9. Post about and link to this giveaway on your blog ~ leave the Permalink to your post (3 entries)


The giveaway will end Friday, March 19th at 11:59 Midnight EST. We will pick the winner through random.org. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you.

Photo Credit: The Fabric Bar & A Heart for Home

(While the fabric scrap pack was provided to A Heart for Home for review, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of A Heart for Home)

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