31 August 2012


My Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 2012 Spa for Ma hosted by Measuring Flower!  This is the second annual Spa for Ma event, so those of you who entered last year should be familiar with it.  The event runs August 17-31.

Bloggers Join Us for the 2012 Spa for Ma

This event is a blog-hopping giveaway event where a bunch of bloggers have teamed up to offer prizes that help Mom relax as the kids head back to school.  After you've entered my prize, be sure to 'hop' along to the other blogs to enter their prizes too.  Each is worth at least $50!  Links to these blogs are located at the end of this post.

Our event sponsors are:
Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below!
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

We also have some fantastic grand prizes to give away as well!

Grand Prize #1
The first grand prize is $105 cash sponsored by SpringCoin.

Grand Prize #2
 The second grand prize consists of: 
1) a super-awesome Kindle Fire.
2) a cover of choice worth up to $50. 
3) $50 Amazon gift card to buy books and what-not! 
Total value is up to $300.

 Don't forget to enter these other great giveaways:

Facebook is in no way associated with this event. Measuring Flower, 
Fashion In The Forest & the Spa For Ma bloggers are not 
 responsible for sponsors who do not deliver their prizes.

29 August 2012

Sponsor Me In September

My Dear Friends,

It's that time again....

If you've ever considered sponsoring a blog, I'd love it if you chose Fashion In The Forest this September!

2012 has been a great year for Fashion In The Forest.  My Twitter account is quickly reaching 2,500+ followers while my Facebook page has grown to almost 3,900 followers!  I also have a pretty great number of followers on Pinterest (530+ so far) and the blog itself has almost 2,000 followers! 

It's a wonderful time to be a Fashion In The Forest sponsor:)

If you're interested in sponsoring this September please
 click here for more information on the different ad sizes available as well as the details of what bonuses come with each ad size.  As a special THANK YOU...anyone who signs up for September before August 31st will get the remainder of August PLUS the first week of October totally FREE!
  Of course, if you have any questions or just want to say hi, you can reach me at fashionintheforest@gmail.com!

Mad Men Style (feat. Interior Addict)

My Dear Friends,

By now, most of you have seen or at least heard of the t.v. show Mad Men, right?  I've often admired the set designers of this show.  They really bring an authentic 60's feel to the set pieces.  I like that particular style of furniture; the sleek lines and no frills creations of a long-ago era.

When I discovered Interior Addict, it was like being taken back to that Mad Men style - but with an improved, modern twist.  You can clearly see the 60's influence in products like the modern sofa beds, designer sofas, & walnut furniture.  You could take anything from these collections and add one of their contemporary floor lamps to create a vintage, yet modern-day look for your home or office.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

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This post contains links to Interior Addict.  All opinions are my own.

27 August 2012

{{Giveaway}} @ For Love Of A Cupcake

My Dear Friends,

I'm one of For Love Of A Cupcake's August 2012 sponsors!  You should really check her blog out --- because I'm giving away a custom-made bracelet set!  My giveaway is just one out of 24 prizes that you could win!  So head on over & enter that Rafflecopter form...and maybe you'll be the big winner!

Here are some of the goodies that are in my Etsy shop right now!

24 August 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight} Erin from Simply Just Lovely

My Dear Friends,

It's high time that I introduce you to Erin, the sweet creator of Simply Just Lovely.  She's also one of our sponsors this month!  Erin is a craftaholic, fashion loving new mama.  In fact, her little man was born just a few short days ago!  Congrats, Mama Erin!

Erin blogs about personal style, the world of fashion, love, her feelings on motherhood and so much more! Come say hi and join her on my journey as she shares a glimpse of her life and inspirations!

Here are a few great ways to connect with Erin:




If you'd like to sponsor Fashion In The Forest & have your blog or business logo on my sidebar, click here to check out our extremely affordable rates! 

23 August 2012

Rainy Day Footwear For Kids feat. Muddy Puddles

My Dear Friends,

Aren't kids clothes & shoes the cutest?  Each of my closest friends has a child under the age of 8 so I find myself buying a lot of children's items.  I seriously have the best time picking out things for them --- I just love the patterns, the color, the variety of it all!

Since we're about to get into our rainy season here, I began to look for cute little wellies for the kids.  I have to shop for both boys & girls so I checked out this adorable kids store called Muddy Puddles.  They've got a great selection of fun children's wellies.

I've shown a few of my favorites below.  Which one(s) do you like best?

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This post contains links to Muddy Puddles.  All opinions are my own.

{{Giveaway}} @ Jessica Who?

My Dear Friends,

I'm giving away a custom made bracelet trio over at Jessica Who?.  That means one lucky winner will get a specifically-made-for-you bracelet set!  Head over to Jessica Who? to enter to win!

 (click the photo to go to her site)

{Giveaway} Jewelry Candle

My Dear Friends,

Who wants to win a Jewelry Candle?

Jewelry Candles are inspired by the American Classic Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, but instead of a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, you get Premium Soy Wax Candles with jewelry hidden inside worth anywhere from $10 to $7500!  You may get a ring, bracelet, necklace, pendant, anklets or beautiful pair of earrings in your candle!  You just never know what you are going to get!

20 August 2012

{Guest Blogger} Brittney from The Sweet Life!

My Dear Friends,

This is Brittney.  She runs a great blog called The Sweet Life.  Check her out! 





And now a few words from the lovely Brittney:

Hi everyone, I’m Brittney and I blog over at The Sweet Life.
I’m a pretty off the wall, random kind of person! My blog is dedicated to the moments of my life. I love food, fashion, Florida Football and most of all my family. I can be awkward and quite, but most of the time I’m off rambling about something! I’d love for you to come by and visit! 

16 August 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight} EveryIota.Com

My Dear Friends,

EveryIota is one of our fabulous sponsors for the Spa For Ma event.  The event runs from August 17th to the 21st and features tons of bloggers giving away amazing prizes! 

One of our prizes you can win is this lovely Yoga Mat Bag from EveryIota!  Store your yoga mat in this stylish tote bag, complete with handles to quickly grab and go.  Done in stylish pink & purple and featuring the word "begin" in yellow script, this bag is simply gorgeous! 

Every mom needs some form of stress relief, and yoga is a great way to do just that!  Don't forget to come back on August 17th for your chance to win!

 Connect With Every Iota

{Sponsor Spotlight} Asher's Chocolates

My Dear Friends,

Have you ever eaten a chocolate covered potato chip?  I know the crowd is divided on this one; some of you are saying "oh gross" while the others are curious, perhaps enthusiastic, about this unusual treat.  I'm in the latter category.  I was curious about them.  I'd never tried them nor seen them anywhere before.


When I discovered Asher's, I stumbled upon those fantastic chips as well as a plethora of other tasty looking goodies.  I just had to have those chips!  I think skeptics will be pleasantly surprised.  The chips are rippled and thick cut.  The chocolate is rich and creamy. 

 check out this sweet, crunchy, salty, creamy goodness!

I think what surprised me the most is that the chips were still super crunchy!  I half expected them to be soft, but oh no, these were perfectly crispy and crunchy.  They're an excellent balance of salty and sweet, so you satisfy both cravings in each delicious bite.  These delectable chips can be purchased in various sized bags and are also available in a variety of gift baskets.

I'm very excited to tell you that Asher's is one of our amazing sponsors in the Spa For Ma Giveaway Event!  What better way to pamper mom than with scrumptious chocolate?!  One lucky FITF reader will win their own Chocolate Covered Potato Chips!  The giveaway starts on August 17th so make sure to come back for your chance to win big!

Connect With Asher's

I received the product mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  No
 money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Asher's!

15 August 2012

Christmas In July Giveaway Winner

My Dear Friends,

Please join me in congratulating Teresa Thompson - our winner for the Back To School Blast!  Congratulations Teresa!

Don't forget that the Spa For Ma Giveaway Event starts on August 17th!  Make sure to come back for your chance to enter to win some amazing prizes!

Purse Shopping feat. Collectables

My Dear Friends,

I need a new purse.  I have a set of requirements that I look for in a good purse.  It has to be big enough to carry all of my stuff...and believe me, I carry a lot.  It has to be cute (of course!) and functional; meaning I need phone pockets, zip pockets, etc.  If the bag itself is cleanable, then that is a big plus as well. 

I've picked out a few of my favorites from Collectables, which I've shared below.  Which one do you like best?


Left To Right:

{Sponsor Spotlight} Jeweliq.Com

My Dear Friends,

I love jewelry.  Who doesn't?!  I especially love quality jewelry at affordable prices.  If you do too, then Jeweliq.com is right up your alley.


First and foremost, everything on their website is under $25, including shipping!  Seriously!  Stylish necklaces, earrings, and bracelets...adorable, affordable...and right at your fingertips!

Browsing around the Jeweliq website is simple & easy.  Simply choose arm candy, neck candy or ear candy and start browsing.  No matter what your style, I bet you'll find something you like at Jeweliq.

Connect With Jeweliq

14 August 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight} Giant Microbes

My Dear Friends,

When I discovered Giant Microbes, I was awestruck at how hilarious and fun they were.  There's a giant microbe for almost every disease you can think of!


Giant Microbes, like most things, began with an idea.  Founded in 2002 by Drew Oliver, their mission is to produce unique and interesting gifts for children and adults alike.  Whether your interest is educational, medical, or just plain old entertainment, they're your number one source for all things microbial!

Three new microbes just joined the family:  minnow, rotavirus & meningitis!  I think they're actually pretty darn cute!  These toys are not just for laughs, though.  They can be an accurate and helpful learning tool!

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13 August 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight} Passionately Rivalicious

My Dear Friends,

Have you heard about Passionately Rivalicious?  It's an amazing site that sells awesome game day wear for women.  For those of us who like to get 'cuted up', they sell dresses, maxi's, jackets, tops & more.  If you've got a little one who loves sports, they've got infant and children's wear as well!


The owners of Passionately Rivalicious are Randi & Linda, a mother-daughter team from Texas.  They have a shared passion of college athletics and a desire to look stylish while supporting their favorite teams.

I had the good fortune to be able to review the University Of Arkansas Houndstooth Logo Tank Dress.  As I was browsing though all of the fabulous styles, this one immediately caught my eye.  This one jumped out at me and said "I'm the one!".   It is a racer back dress which features a distressed foil logo.  The houndstooth skirt features deep pockets - perfect to keep those game day tickets in!  The top is a Rayon/Spandex jersey blend while the skirt is a Cotton/Spandex Mix.  This dress retails for $68.

I love this dress because it can be dressed up or down.  It's great for those hot Summer/Fall games, but when the weather starts to get chilly, just add some key accessories and you're good to go.  I have shown, in the examples below, a few ways this dress could be styled.

arkansas razorbacks

Shoes:  ModCloth/Headband: ModCloth
Crossbody Bag: Deena & Ozzy/Bangles: Forever 21
cool weather
Tights: ModCloth/Beret: Tilly's/Cardigan: Hollister
Clutch: One Kings Lane/Necklace: Asos/Boots: Jessica Simpson

Connect With Passionately Rivalicious 
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Rivalicious Entertainment - Passion Play Sports
*I received the dress mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  No money exchanged
 hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Passionately Rivalicious!  You're awesome!

COMING SOON: {Giveaway Event} Hoppin' Halloween

My Dear Friends,Halloween Giveaway Hop MamaNYC 

My favorite time of year is almost here!  I absolutely LOVE Halloween & can't wait for all the fun to start!  As you can probably guess, I want to share the fun with you!  I'm signed up to participate in the Hoppin' Halloween Giveaway Hop (hosted by MamaNYC), which will run from October 25 - 31, 2012.  Each blogger participating will be giving away goodies worth $25 or more! 

Head on over to MamaNYC and sign up if you are interested in participating in this FREE giveaway hop event! The deadline to sign up is October 21st!


My Dear Friends,

back to school blastWelcome to the Back To School Blast hosted by This Flourishing Life, Tailor Made Momma, and Generations Of Savings. This event features items for all of your back to school needs. Each blog participating is giving away a prize or prize pack with a minimum value of $25, and the hosts are giving away prize packs with a total value of $1000!

Grand Prize:
This Flourishing Life, Generations Of Savings, and Tailor Made Momma are all hosting the grand prizes on their blogs. They are featuring prizes totaling $1000 in back to school gear for all ages. Head on over to their sites to enter!

So...who wants to win some awesome prizes?! I'm giving away some excellent swag from Passionately Rivalicious, Giant Microbes, Every Iota & Jeweliq, which you can see in the photos below:


Want to win these amazing prizes?  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!  Good luck everyone!  (Don't forget to check out the other great giveaways listed below when you're done here!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Please note that the Back To School Blast hosts and participating bloggers (including Fashion In The Forest) are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize, but we will make every effort to help the winner in obtaining it.

09 August 2012

Furniture Pairings (featuring Webbs of Crickhowell)

My Dear Friends,

Have you ever heard of Webbs of Crickhowell?  They carry several collections from designer Frank Hudson that I just love.  Formed in 1947, Frank Hudson Furniture is a family run business that features beautiful designs as well as excellent craftsmanship.  I truly enjoy browsing the various styles; whether it’s the French Renaissance style of the Annabel, the sophisticated Louis Philippe, the beautifully curved Vermont or the classical English look of the Spire – there’s a range to suit you and your home.

I also really like the David Gundry collection of sofas and chairs.  Designed and manufactured by hand since 1972, David Gundry blends traditional craftsmanship with the finest quality materials, making each suite a timeless classic. Each suite can be customized to produce an exceptional piece that is as beautiful as it is unique.  I actually think the Lusso collection by David Gundry would go quite nicely with the Louis XV furniture of Frank Hudson, don't you think?

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This post contains links to Webbs Of Crickhowell.  All opinions are my own.

{Sponsor Spotlight} EveryIota.Com

My Dear Friends,

I love snail mail.  I know some people consider it an outdated form of communication, but I love it.  I send out snail mail whenever I can.  In my opinion, getting a nice handwritten letter in the mail is a thousand times better than a "hey, what's up?" email.  I even send out handwritten thank you notes with all of my Etsy orders.

Well, as you know, one of our amazing sponsors for the Back To School Bash is Every Iota.  I'm browsing their incredible website, ordering up a storm, and I get to the stationary section....and I realize, I HAVE THAT!  (Did I mention that sometimes I am less than observant?)  Here I was, already using Every Iota for my stationary needs, and I didn't even realize it!  There's this cute little store called The Jewelry Box that I frequent.  They only carry the cutest and most fun products around.  Well, I buy a lot of my stationary sets there --- lo and behold, I'd picked up an Every Iota set and not even realized it!  I guess, long story short, is that I need to pay better attention?!

Every Iota is so much more than stationary, though.  They carry tote bags, votive holders, picture frames, journals, office & kitchen supplies and more!  One of the main things that I love about Every Iota is their designs.  They're so vibrant, full of individuality and attitude. Do yourself a favor and check out the goodness that is Every Iota.

Don't forget to enter to win some Every Iota goodies in the Back To School Blast Giveaway.  The giveaway runs from August 1st through midnight on August 14th.  You could win the awesome prizes listed below!

Connect With Every Iota

03 August 2012

{Review} Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kit

My Dear Friends,

I'm always talking about how I need to stay better organized.  I like things to be orderly and mess-free whenever possible.

The Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit is an excellent way to do just that.  When packing a lunch, you sometimes end up with leaky bags, throwaway containers & a big mess.  These perfectly portioned containers give you a way to pack your lunch easily & mess-free.  The cool "blox" set up allows for neat stacking & secure sealing.

One cool feature of the Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kits are the modular containers which easily snap together to keep everything organized and in it's  place within your lunch box.  There is also a specially designed Blue Ice™ pack that can snap onto any part of the blox - fit it onto the bottom of the containers or in between the sandwich and snack containers.  This unique feature allows for all of your items to stay fresh and cold.

The Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit contains 5 pieces:  the sandwich container, a large snack container, two small snack containers & the above mentioned ice back.  Each piece is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.  They are also BPA free!

The Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kits can be purchased for $12.99 on Rubbermaid.com.  You can also find them at Safeway, Winn-Dixie, HEB, Target, Kmart, Kroger, Bi-Lo, & certain Wal-Mart stores.

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*I was given the product mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  
All opinions are my own and no money exchanged hands.  Thank you.