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14Jun/14

Two Berry Creative Giveaway.

The kind folks over at Two Berry Creative have been nice enough to offer an amazing giveaway to all the Hot Polka Dot fans! How awesome! Enter below for a chance to win a $20 credit to their super cute store.

What could you do with that $20? The possibilities are endless! You could snap up a bunch of washi tape like I might or you could get some party supplies for an upcoming birthday party. You could buy some labels or chalkboard decals to reorganize your messy pantry or you could get some cute chevron cushion covers to help redecorate your living room.

I'm a sucker for online shopping and this particular shop is becoming a fast favourite of mine. It's filed with loads of goodies you're sure to love. In case you missed my previous post, read more about Two Berry Creative here.

Just have a peek at all the pretty things at Two Berry Creative and come back here to let me know what you like best in their shop. There's also a bunch of ways to get extra entries so go for it! The giveaway will be open now through the week and closed on Saturday June 21st at 9:00pm MST.

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14Jun/14

Two Berry Creative.

Goodies from Two Berry Creative.Washi tape collection.

Today I have a fun little DIY tutorial for you. It's super cute and super easy.

First I want to talk to you about the lovely Two Berry Creative, our newest sponsor. It's a wonderful shop filled with loads of pretty things that I adore! Things like chevron washi tape, limeade bakers twine, polka dot paper straws, stamped wooden cutlery, hot pink mini clothespins and loads more.

Two Berry Creative has a huge selection of craft, party, packaging and decor supplies. Anything from tags to bags, stencils to bunting, tins to tape. It's really my kind of shop and I think you'll like it too!

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They even have an ongoing contest where you can win a store credit when you submit photos of your creations with their amazing products. It's on their blog where they share all sorts of fun DIY ideas and printables. You should really check it out!

They were nice enough to send me some goodies to play with like stainless steel drinking straws, a bundle of different paper straws, blue lattice washi tape, birds on a wire washi tape, raspberry glitter tape and some yellow bakers twine.

I have a huge washi tape addiction as you can see by the photo above and I love any excuse to use the amazing stuff to make ordinary things pretty. I brightened up these average glass canisters I found at the dollar store with some of the pretty blue lattice washi tape which, as luck would have it, matches my upstairs bathroom shower curtain perfectly with colour and pattern. Can't get any better than that!

Washi tape embellished canisters via @hotpolkadotWashi tape embellished canisters via @hotpolkadot

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7Mar/14

Rise And Shine.

Sunrise Smoothie for those mornings that require a little extra motivation via @hotpolkadotSunrise Smoothie for those mornings that require a little extra motivation via @hotpolkadot

I'm not a morning person. Not in the least. 7am and I go together like oil and water, fire and ice, toothpaste and ice cream, the Wicked Witch of the West and a bucket of water...

...you get the idea.

Some people need a bit of motivation to wake before the sun. Most turn to a hot cup of coffee to put some pep in their step. Others slip into their runners and hop on the treadmill or onto the pavement to get their blood and brains moving. I haven't really warmed to coffee that isn't bathed in sugar and doused with vanilla or chocolate and it's best I don't consume all that on a daily basis. As for running, I'm not altogether sure where my running shoes are and, if given the opportunity, I'd trip you in a zombie apocalypse because I quite literally can't run to save my life.

So, given that I've started getting up earlier than I'm used to the last few weeks, I need an alternate source of motivation. When you're half asleep, you're sporting a pillow-creased face and your slippers are on the wrong feet, I find that smoothies are a quick and easy thing to make. They don't take much thought, which is good because I'm pretty sure my grey matter is solar-powered.

So there you have it: Sunrise Smoothie. It's packed with creamy banana, tart strawberries, sweet pineapple and bright orange, all good vitamins and cheerful fruit to jump start your thinking thingy.

Pineapple beauty shot via @hotpolkadotPineapple beauty shot via @hotpolkadot

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3Dec/13

And The Winner Is…

...Patty M and Mary B! Congratulations! Keep a look out for a big box on your doorstep with a fabulous basket filled with loads of goodies to make your holiday baking a breeze!

Please email me at lindsey(at)hotpolkadot(dot)com to claim your prize and give me your mailing address to receive your amazing gift baskets from Kraft.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!








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22Nov/13

One For Me And Two For You!

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Today I was surprised by this mysterious giant box on my doorstep. I was thrilled to discover that it was addressed to me from Kraft Canada and nestled inside was this beautiful gift basket filled with an assortment of Kraft goodies including my very own Real Women of Philadelphia apron!

It was been a real joy to contribute to Real Women of Philadelphia these past few months by becoming a Philly Ambassador. Kraft wanted to thank me for all my yummy posts, photos and recipes, but really I feel like I should be the one sending them a gift basket!

As a way for me to return the favour to them and to all of you who followed the excitement over on Real Women of Philadelphia, I'm giving away TWO Kraft gift baskets just in time for the holiday season! Enter now and you might be one of the TWO lucky winners!

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