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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{CLOSED} $25 Uncommon Goods Gift Certificate Giveaway! Ends 12/02

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Uncommon Goods! Our Winner is: Selinda M. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's 2011 Holidays Buying Guide, Giveaway #8 brought to you by:

When nothing but the most original will do!

My background in Account Management and Sales led me to seek out Corporate Gifts that really stand out, and 3 names still come to mind when I'm seeking either a corporate/client gift or a gift that's far from ordinary. Personally and professionally I try to avoid giving gift certificates as gifts, I prefer a more personal touch.

One of the first places that still come to mind for me when shopping for unique gifts is Uncommon Goods, they are a one stop shop for pretty much everyone on your holiday shopping list. And I have never been able to resist buying something for myself when shopping at Uncommon Goods! I have a thing for unique candles, and I always find something new and fantastic at Uncommon Goods. My all time favorite candle that I purchased from Uncommon Goods is a large candle where the casing of it is made of wax, but that's NOT what you light, you put a tea light candle inside of it, and the way it lights up from within, and the way the design dances on the wall when you put out the lights always makes me smile. While they don't still sell that particular candle, I still have mine, and absolutely love it! It sometimes moves from room to room but I've never put it away!

Be it a client gift or a personal one, recipients have always called me with the same question: Where did you get that?

A little something for everyone


The Very Hungry Baby Bottle Set from Mimijumi was designed with input from mothers, doctors and lactation experts, in order to best meet the needs of both mother and baby. The one-piece, easy-to-attach nipple, snap-off cap and no-skid bottom make it possible to prepare a bottle with just one hand.

The nipple's shape, color and gradual texture change towards the tip are designed to mimic mother's breast, creating a more natural tactile experience for baby. The integrated venting system prevents colic, and the convenient, leak-proof cap protects against dust. Made from medical grade, BPH-free silicone and plastic.

Very Hungry Baby Bottle Set includes:

- 8 oz. (240 ml) bottle
- 1 cap - 1 nipple (slow flow rate)
- 1 bottle care and use guide (instructions)
- 1 no-skid bottom

Hand-crocheted in Peru from 100% cotton, these precious baby booties offer vibrant craftsmanship and plush texture to those fashionable first steps. An instant dose of color and cheer for your baby's wardrobe, these cozy works of art are perfect for dressing up sunny days, special occasions and visits to grandma's. Because you're never too young to appreciate a great pair of shoes. -That's the truth! (These are so cute, they even made me say AW! and I don't have kids!)

Gifts for Her? (Not just MOM her, but HER her):


You've heard of birthstones, but did you know there's a flower that celebrates your birth month? A unique and graceful way to fete a birthday, these luscious bouquets keep individuality in full bloom with 12 different dried, pressed flowers showcased in a resin pendant. Sourced from around the world, each designated flower is specially picked for its delicate beauty. Set in a silver-plated brass bezel, each pendant blooms from a sterling silver chain. (BTW, I'm an April baby!)

A bit Tim Burton, a bit Snow White, these alluring images look like pages from a Gothic fairytale. Created by artist Caia Koopman her original characters have an alternative, rebellious and vulnerable beauty about them. Contrasting innocent images of birds and flowers in pastel colors with jet black hair, waif-like bodies, dark rimmed eyes and burgundy stained lips, Caia creates a truly unique heroine that is both sweet and dark, alluring and intimidating. Choose from Garden Tampon Case (left) and Farewell Wallet Case (right). Made in Los Angeles. Sold individually. -These are not just for your goth girl teen, these are fab office secret santa gifts, they have just the right unique cool factor to them!

and of course there are unique gifts for him including:


Why should I use Whiskey Stones instead of ice?

Whiskey Stones are ideal for drinking with high quality whiskey because they keep it at the perfect sipping temperature (50 degrees), whereas ice cubes can make the whiskey too cold and ruin the flavor.

A handful of ice will take a drink to just under 40 degrees, and to deep freeze a drink quickly, there is nothing better. But some drinks you neither want to dilute nor deep freeze. Temperatures in the high 30s are far too cold for good whiskey. Reason being that the wood oils in the whiskey, which have leeched into the liquid from the carefully selected cask it was aged in and which carry all the flavor, tend to congeal and "close down" the flavor of the drink itself when the temperature goes below 50. The stones are specifically designed to "take the edge off without diluting or closing down the flavor." - This may be in the 'for him' category, but I've had my eyes on these for awhile, I'm thinking of getting this one for myself!

 My Take:

I am a long time fan of Uncommon Goods and can spend hours on this site! Thankfully while at work, I can always say I'm shopping for a client gift! :)

They are a Stella Service #1 rated gift site, and from my personal experience it's a well deserved title, the customer service is top notch, fast shipping, and something for everyone in a wide variety of price ranges.

They are going to have some great Black Friday sales! And what I love is that with Uncommon Goods you'll get the benefits Cyber Monday, (i.e., shopping in your PJ's) not just on Cyber Monday but on Black Friday too, you'll get great deals ONLINE so you can shop in your PJ's. You can probably clear your entire list! (You can even win a pair of PJ's to shop in HERE)

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Uncommon Goods would like to give 1 lucky winner a $25 Uncommon Goods Gift Certificate to put some extra Ho Ho Ho! in your holiday shopping!

Don't you just ♥ Uncommon Goods? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Uncommon Goods and select any other item NOT REFERENCED ABOVE that you like and provide the URL LINK to it!  (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. No purchase necessary. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Wednesday, November 23, 2011 until Friday, December 2, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sign up for Uncommon Goods email list and post here the email address you used to sign up!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Uncommon Goods would really like to get the word out to new moms about how cool their Mimijumi Baby Bottle Set is, help them out by tweeting about it! Tweet:

Looking for a great gift for a new mom this holiday season? Try the Mimijumi Baby Bottle Set from @UncommonGoods -

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In honor of all things Uncommon, what's the most unusual Christmas Present you've ever received?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our NEW Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you have our old one, please swap it out, our URL address has changed!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Ascending1 on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @uncommongoods on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ $25 Uncommon Goods Gift Certificate #Giveaway from @UncommonGoods + @Ascending1  Ends 12/02 -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Uncommon Goods on Facebook HERE (Tell them what you would pick if you won the $25 Uncommon Goods Gift Certificate from Ascending Butterfly) - Be sure you leave the link to your comment here for extra credit. (You can get the link the same way you do on twitter, press on the time you left the comment on their facebook wall, and when the page fully loads, highlight and copy the URL address and then paste it into the comment field here). If you say "I wrote on their wall" and do not leave the link that Extra Credit Entry will NOT be processed.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW! Here's a win/win extra credit entry if you join Scorebig from my affiliate link you will be entering for the chance to win a $100 ScoreBig Gift Card AND a $100 Amazon Gift Card (yes both) and if I get the most people to sign up via my link, I get a shot at a prize too! How cool is that? ScoreBig is the members-only place to save up to 60% on sports, concert and theater tickets. (Unfortunately if you have already signed up on your own or under someone else, you cannot claim the extra credit here) - tell us which email you used to sign up.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog -This is ONE time per giveaway, NOT daily.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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