Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yellow Beatle Bugg Cards WINNER!!

Congrats Cindy you won the set of cards!  Please contact me via etsy convo my seller name is xmadebymamax with your info and I will mail them out to you this week!  Thanks so much everyone for playing I will be posting a new giveaway tomorrow!  Today was rough, I had physical therapy and he beat me up..ugh!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Congratulations to you, Domestic Diva!  You wond the fantastic little bean bags!  Please send me an ETSY CONVO, my seller name is XMADEBYMAMAX.  You need to send me your mailing info and your choice of either a "boy" set or a "girl" set!  Thanks for playing everyone!!

***GIVEAWAY*** YellowBeatleBugg's Cards

Happy Monday Followers!  Well, Spring Break is over for us....So today it was back to school, back to work, and for me back to waking up at 6:30am!  I miss that little break I had!  Most of you I think our still awaiting your break, so please take it from me and soak it all up!  Today I am featuring  She makes adorable cards that say all the right things for any occassion!  Very Graciously she sent me a set of 6 notecards to giveaway to you!  Up for grabs is a set of 6 notecards with matching envelopes, below is the picture of one of my favorites!
They are priced comprable to a standard greeting card, but unique and personal.  Just $1.50 per card, and you will not run the embarrassing risk of giving the same card that everyone else bought at WALWORLD!  Thanks so much to for offering up this fantastic giveaway today!  YOU CAN WIN!  JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW AND I WILL DRAW THE WINNER WESDNESDAY MORNING!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Super NEWS!

So sweet followers, I have some sweeeet news!  It looks like I received an overwhelming response from the Etsyians and I will be rolling over the GIVEAWAY SPECTACULAR into next week!  One thing that is important though is that we are being very vocal on the sight.  The more hype you all can create the more likely it will be that we get these generous giveaways!  Thanks to each and every one of you for following, and be sure to comment to let me know you like what I am posting and doing, if there is room for improvement, please let me know that too! 


CONTRATULATIONS TO SANDY!  You won the soap from Natures Muse!  I hope it gets your doggies clean and smelling great!  Good Luck!  And thanks for playing, please send me your info via Etsy Convo ASAP my seller name is XMADEBYMAMAX

Friday, March 19, 2010

***GIVEAWAY*** Great for Easter!

Well, St. Pat's is over, and I am sure you have all seen the overwhelming racks of Easter stuff that has actually been hitting the shelves since January!  Well never fear!  Wondermom is here!  Today I am featuring something for baby/kids, although the kid at heart could use them as well.  Over at she has these cute little bean bags!  They can be used for a toss game or mommy can use it for a stress relief :)  The best part is YOU can win them just by commenting below today's post!  I will be announcing the winner on Sunday morning!
You will be winning a set of 3!  Each bag is triple stitched for durability, and they are filled with poly beads that will not dissolve in water.  Yes!  That means you can wash them!  If you do not win, you could always stop on over to and pick up a set, perfect for an Easter basket, that you don't want to fill with chocolate!  Priced at just $5 for three, your babe and wallet will be happy!


Congratulations to Hilary from The Kiddie Korral!  You won the hair clip!  I am sooo jealous!  I thought it was super claim your prize please etsy convo me your mailing info.  My Seller Name is XMADEBYMAMAX!  Thanks so much to everyone for entering, there will be a new post today..just check back in a few...and don'f forget to friend us on facebook!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

***GIVEAWAY*** Something for the four-legged followers!

A Big Good Day to you all!  I am celebrating Spring Break with the family, and we have had a great time so far!  Today I am featuring something for man's best friend!  Want to win something for your pup's Easter basket?! is a fantastic shop full of soaps for you and your doggies!  Vegan soap that keeps your dog shiny and repels those pesky fleas and MOSQUITOES!  There, I said it!  We all know they are coming!  As soon as the weather gets beautiful and you want to play outside all day those ugly bugs are out to have a buffet on you and your doggie!
Each bar of soap is a minimum of 5 ounces and priced oh sooooo nice at just $4.25!  They use essential oils to make it smell super good to us, but keep the fleas and mosquitoes at bay.  You can check out the other HUMAN friendly soaps they have to offer as well!  Just head over to and get clean....I also loooove that she has the ingredients of her soaps listed, so if you have a allergy there is no guess work!  IF YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BAR OF SOAP FOR YOUR POOCH, LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY MORNING!
**also a note...the comments are moderated on the site, so if you do not see your post immediately it is not neccessary to leave it again, I am probably just changing a diaper or sewing or something, and will post your comment asap :)

***Winner*** giveaway!

Congratulations to Hilary and Sandy you both won the circlets from Floral.  Please contact me via Etsy Convo with your mailing info.  My Seller name is XMADEBYMAMAX.  Thanks so much and remember you can win more than once so keep coming back!  Also, I am going to do a grand prize giveaway, you have to win during the week to receive an entry!  Good Luck and thanks for following the blog!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

***GIVEAWAY*** Something Green For St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Yes, I realize you will not receive your awesome clippie until after St. Patty's Day, but hey, why not celebrate all month?!  Today I am featuring!  They have the sweetest hair clips!  The shop is a collaborative effort of two couples who make very affordable and fashionable accessories!  The item below can be yours all you have to do is leave a comment about the item before Friday morning (when I do the drawing) and you will automatically be entered to win!  Want a second entry???  Join the fan page on Facebook and leave a comment there too!
Big girls and little girls will love this cute flower clip!  It is a black rose with glitz all over! This clip has an alligator clip as well as a pin, so you can choose to wear it in your hair or on your shirt or bag as a pin. hasn't forgotten anything!  The details are gorgeous!  The black rose has some sateen opaque petals, as well as some sheer see through petals. Petals are finely edged with emerald green and vivid olive green glitter. Also has green and black and green polka dot maribou feathers, two green gem style beads, rests upon black tulle!  Priced at $5 they are practically giving it away already, but for one lucky follower you are going to win it!  Don't forget to enter!

Tanyaw85 ***GIVEAWAY WINNER***

Contratulations to HeidiJaneBlankets!  You are the winner of the polymer clay Daisy Ring that was featured on Monday!  Please contact me via Etsy Convo with your mailing info. my seller name is XMADEBYMAMAX!  Thanks so much and remember EVERY DAY IS A GIVEAWAY...and you can win as much as you enter...meaning, if you enter, and have already one something I will still count your entry on an even playing field!

Monday, March 15, 2010

***GIVEAWAY*** Beautiful Circlets from FLORAL

So it is Tuesday, and guess what?!  Another giveaway!  YAY!  Today I am featuring a bridal and formal shop. specializes in bridal veils and accessories.  Located in Maryland, they pride themselves in being able to provide you a customized experience EVERYTIME.  For the giveaway they are offering 5 of their adorable circlets!  You could use these for a wedding party, or just let your favorite little girls dress up with them!  I know Potato would loooove to dress up in one and pretend she was getting married!


The item pictured above is what is up for grabs, just simply leave a comment below and I will be drawing a winner Thursday soooo Come back and check to see if you have won!  They are priced around $5 in her store, and are composed of wire, organza ribbon and silk flowers, she has some very intricate ones as well!  Also check out the gorgeous veils in the shop! has a very pretty shoulder length tulle veil priced at just $25!  Thanks so much for looking, and thanks so much to FLORAL for the super fantastic GIVEAWAY!

Everyday is a GIVEAWAY!

Okay Good Morning, and HAPPY MONDAY!  I am thrilled to report that this week I have a GIVEAWAY EVERYDAY!  Woooooo Hoooo!  Okay that being said, today we are featuring a sweet little crafter from Kamloops, British Columbia. is a crafter from way back!  She features mostly jewelry, but also has other items on her page.  I am featuring her Daisy Ring.  This little cutie is made from polymer clay and affixed to an adjustable ring base.  I thought it made the most perfect little pop of Springtime!  And you can win it for you little bunny’s Easter Basket!

tanyaw85  Isn’t it super sweet?  Priced under $10 it is a steal!  You want it??  Just leave a comment below and I will enter you in to the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, and I know you will be back, because there is a GIVEAWAY EVERYDAY this week!  Stop on over to and see what she has to offer, also if you follow her on twitter where she has an item of the day, she will give you free shipping on that item when you purchase it that day!  Thanks Tanyaw85 for keepin’ it SPRING!

**As a side note I am trying to post from my new computer today, it has windows 7 and says this should link right to the blog and make my life easier…we shall see….but if it looks a little funny no worries, I will change it up tomorrow!**

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Stop the Sweating! Get a Sweater for your H2O Bottle!

Hi, hello!  How ya doing???  It is Saturday here at BFFE and that means I am on my way outside in this beeeaaaaUUUtiful South Texas weather to join my family for a fantastic day in the sunshine!  What is more important than staying hydrated when you are out in the heat??  Besides sunscreen of course!  The shop I am featuring today gives you all sorts of options of being stylish while you hydrate! has the most adorable cozys for you water bottle and can drinks!  I am featuring the Water Bottle Cozy no3 today!  It is birght pink and green with a fantastic flower detail.  So, trying to drink more water?  Trying to be healthy, but just cannot stay motivated???  When you are getting compliments on your snazzy water bottle cozy you will want to bring it everywhere!
It is handmade with 100% Arcylic Yarn, fits 16 or 20 ounce bottles, and can be machine washed in cool water.  Priced at just $10.50, you cannot beat the heat any hotter!  Keep your drink a little cooler, keep your hands a little dryer...and get out there and have some fun!  And if you head over to between now and March 17th, she will give free shipping to our followers when you USE COUPON CODE BFFE PRIOR TO CHECK OUT.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I Saved the best for last...Laundry!

Okay so...Laundry is a dirty word in my house.  People scatter when anyone dares to drop the L word like that.  I have tried to make my own laundry soap time and time again.  I would recommend trying to anyone.  I would also recommend that you purchase some homemade soap from someone else if you are not very ambitious!  Here is!  She makes the most fantastic dirty scrubbing vegan laundry soap in Kentucky, and possibly the universe!  Her soap is eco friendly, and doesnt have all of those chemicals found in store bought soap.  Yes, they linger, on your skin, on your children's skin...eeewww... I know!  I am featuring the Lime Vanilla Sugar scented Eco Friendly Vegan Laundry Soap.  This one bag can do up to 30 Large loads of laundry!
Yes!  You can use it in your HE Front Loading washer!  YES!  You can use it in cold water!  Yes!  It smells good, but she also offers unscented!  And Yes!  It is super affordable at $7 a bag!  It takes just a tablespoon to do your whole load of laundry (teaspoon in HE)!  Go by, and do something good for your family and good for the environment!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Save Green and Clean Green! DIY Chemical Free Cleaners!

Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you one of my favoirtes on Etsy!  Over at, you have everything you need to DIY!  Now I know what you are thinking if you have clicked the link...How are they your favorite if they don't even have feedback??  Well, they have another shop on Etsy, under the name Soapwerks, but when I contacted her about this feature, she kindly asked that I redirect you to her new project :)
The featured item today is so fantastic!  A Natural Home Cleaning Kit, that gives you the Essential oils and the recipes you need to create your own cleaners for around the house!  It includes a 2oz. bottle of an essential oil blend of lavendar, eucalyptus, tea tree, and sweet orange.  These have natural antiseptic properties, and a delish clean aroma!  She also includes a supply list and the recipes to make anything you could possibly use to clean your home.
Including: General Purpose Cleaner, Drain & Garbage Disposal Cleaner, Mold & Mildew Eliminator, Garbage Pail Deodorizer, Smells-Good Kitchen Rinse, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Creamy Soft Scrub, Bathroom Deodorizer, No-Wax Floor Cleaner, Carpet Deodorizer, and 10-Product Labels!  All of this for just $17.95!  I know this sounds a little costly for a cleaner, but if you use it to make 10 cleaners...that is just under $1.80 each!  And you get to keep the recipes FOREVER :) also offers just a refill of the essential oils!  AND UNTIL MAY 1ST WHEN YOU MENTION BFFE IN A CONVO PRIOR TO CHECKOUT SHE WILL GIVE OUR FOLLOWERS A 20% DISCOUNT!  Thanks so much for checking out the blog today1  I am very excited to announce that we should be having a giveaway EVERY DAY next week so make sure you are coming back daily!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Cleaning = Green Cleaning!

Oh me oh my!  Have you had enough yet?  I am trying to work out the calendar to make this blog ever so efficient!  So I though if we maintained an over all theme each week, it would stream line things.  If you like it leave some feedback, if you like it better the old way, please leave that feedback to!  This is your blog, I am only useful if you read me :)
That being said, today I feature a crafting mother after my own heart!  She sews, check......she is frugal, check....and apparently has the same attitude as I do when it comes to's the inevitable so you might as well make it fun!  Over at, she is making "fun" of chores!  As her story goes, she inherited a swiffer wet jet...yes inherited...because she is frugal see, and would never replace her mop for something that seems more costly...I too inherited my wetjet HA!  And then...She discovered that while they are an excellent tool for quick clean ups and perticularly fantastic when you need to do it quickly...they too have a DIRTY secret!  The stinkin' refills for the wipey pad thingy are soooo expensive!  Not only that, but I have never been able to resue them a second time, why would you want to rub your old dirt around while trying to pick up the new dirt???  Enter todays featured item...
WASHABLE REUSABLE (ECOFRIENDLY) WET JET PADS!  How fantastic are these??!?!  I know that like Sarah, I spent many uncatergorized minutes contemplating how to make my own, because that is just how I roll.  But unlike Wondermom, Sarah has gotten the job done!  Just $8 these little cuties will last you well over the box they sell at the store!  Plus, once you dirty them, toss them in a wash, and dry for next time.  Sarah at says you can either machine dry or hang dry, but I would say hang dry with the whole "green" movement I am trying to push.  Besides you have a back up one, and who is going to wait until you NEED to do the floor to wash them??  She has other fantastic cleaning solutions so be sure to check out her store.  AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR BFFE FOLLOWERS...USE CODE BFFE AT CHECKOUT FOR $1 SHIPPING FROM NOW THROUGH THE END OF MARCH!  Thanks Sarah!  Keep it Green and Clean!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Be Sexy While You Scrub!

So to go with the Spring cleaning theme, I was searching for some aprons today when I found!  She has the cutest orignal designs in everything from adorable princess dresses for little girls, pinocchio outfits for little boys, to retro aprons for mom!  Nothing gets me excited about doing housework, but if there were something that were gonna do it, it might just be dressing up in this little apron...a throwback to the icecream parlors of the Fifties, the aqua against the red and white stripes screams fun to me!  I especially love her attention to detail with the added rickrack and lace!
Priced oh soooo nice at $30, I think I would even be happy to get it as a gift from my husband!  You don't have to only clean in it!  You can bake or prep dinner!  Or you could even do one of my favorites, put it on, bust out the febreeze (although I make my own, just ask for the recipe) and spray every surface in the house....takes about 20 mins and as long as it smells fresh, they don't realy notice that BabyWonder has about 30 cheerios at any given time under her highchair!  Drop on by, browse her lovely originals, and support a homegrown crafter!  Make sure you check out her blog at!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Cleaning is coming...this year do it Eco Friendly!

So with the change in weather slowly knocking on my door, tapping at the window, beckoning me to open and let the fresh air in, I know this can only mean one thing.  Spring.  And with the change in seasonss comes the annual cleaning out and refreshing.  Maybe I was in the cleaning mood when I pounced upon, but I discovered the most fantastic little scrubbies.  She makes them by hand and they are durable to scrub the most difficult stains from your kitchen to your bathroom without scratching or damaging your precious wares.  So all scrubbies can scrub, but the Eco-Scrubby is Machine Washable!  That is right, when it gets too dirty for a rinse, you simply toss it in the washer, and let it air dry!
They come in bright colors, that may just for a second, have you forgeting you are cleaning!  Priced perfectly at $3.75 each, she offers a 3 year warranty on each Eco-Scrubby, testifying that she has used her own personal one for 5 years!  Why not get a few, color code them for kitchen and bathrooms??  I wonder if you could even use them on the car??  At she also offers discounts when you purchase more than one, or discounted shipping, just read the listing prior to purchase, and she is always happy to receive convos with larger orders or requests.  While you are over there check out her really cute "Surfer Girl Bag" too!  Made from recycled soda bottles, you can be practial, fashionable, and eco-friendly!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It is wedding season...looking for something old?

Stop by Sophia's Closet, at , and check out all of the vintage items you could want.  Posting new items daily, they always offer free shipping in the US!  From costume jewelry to vintage toys, Sophia's Closet is bursting at the seams.  I am featuring one of my favorite items, a Sterling Silver Crown Broach.  I thought this would be a very unique piece to give your bride on her wedding day.  It could easily be pinned to a bouquet or garter and make her day even more special!
Measuring just about 3" by 2" it is the perfect size to add just a little something special to any occassion!  So if you are looking for some really fantastic jewelry, some old silverware, supplies for something you create, or that collectible you have not been able to put your finger on in years, please don't wait another second!  Go check out and find that long lost item!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Massage Oil...How appropriate! Plainjaneskincare has you covered!

Thanks for all of your kinds words, but it is now time to get down to business!  The business of Massage Therapy is ironically something I do.  Yes, my posture is poor, yes I am in Physical Therapy right now for muscle spasms..."severe" the doc says, but YES, I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist.  So today I give you a fantastic massage oil or body oil!  Maybe it is me wishing my Massage Therapist Caroline were here, or maybe it is the fact that I am working on getting my license recognized in Texas, but whatever the case, this felt perfect for today! is a fantastic little shop that has all sorts of natural things for your body.  I love all of her amazing soaps, but the Body Drench Body and Massage Oil tickled my fancy today!  It is a combination of sweet almond, apricot kernel, and jojoba oils. She has also mixed sweet orange and peppermint essential oils for the fantastic scent that is known to uplift and energize!
This generous 4 ounce bottle is only $8!  What a deal right???  Housed in Holly Springs, GA Jane likes the basics and she has done a fantastic job of making that clear right down to her packaging using this adorable cobalt blue bottle.  So if you are like us and into the simple things visit her shop at or her other shop where she creates kids dress up attire!  Thanks so much for looking today and I will be posting a giveaway on wednesday this week yay!!