Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clip Review & Giveaway {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip review and giveaway :: Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series @

I am really excited about today’s giveaway. I have seen Lilla Rose ads here and there. I thought they were pretty, but my hair is usually in a ponytail and didn’t really think it would work in my hair. When I was presented with the opportunity to review the Flexi clip, I jumped at it.

Mikaela Laverty is the consultant who contacted me. She offered me my choice of Flexi clip. I will tell you it was hard to pick just one.

My Lilla Rose Flexi Clip Review

This is the one I chose:

The Lilla Rose Flexi Clip that I chose. Click to enter the giveaway to win your own!

Isn’t it beautiful?!

Here is a little information that Mikaela sent me about the Flexi clip:

The flexi clip is a patented, one-piece hair clip that works in all types of hair, from baby-fine to extra-long and thick. It comes in seven sizes and enables you to do a variety of hairstyles – everything from a simple ponytail to a complex updo that is able to be secured in seconds.

My daughters and I enjoyed playing around with the clip. I did make a mistake and order a size too big so the clip did not stay as snug in our hair as it should for all day wearing. I ordered a medium and should have gone with a small. I tend to think my hair is thicker than it is apparently. Mikaela did offer to get me the right size, but I didn’t see any point in making her pay for my mistake. We were still able to see how the clip worked and to discover that I want more. 🙂

Here is the clip in my 10 year old’s hair. She has pretty thick wavy hair and it fit her hair the best, especially in our version of the french twist on the right. I still think a small would have been a better fit for her.

Lilla Rose Flexi clip demo

Here is the clip in my 7 year old’s finer, straight hair. She most definitely needs a smaller clip. She wants to wear it to church this Sunday so I guess I should get on that.

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip demo in finer hair.

I don’t have a photo of it in my hair for two reasons. I chopped my hair earlier this spring and it is barely long enough for a ponytail.

The second reason? I am growing out bangs that I also chopped in my hair this spring. This is my second attempt at bangs and I will finally admit, I can not stand things on my forehead. It’s kind of like that crew neck t-shirt thing. Those pinned up bangs make an updo look pretty bad right now. I look forward to when my hair grows out more and I can wear my Flexi clip publicly.

So, no photos of me, but I am wearing the clip right now. I like that it is easy to put in both my own hair and my daughters’ hair. I really like that it is one piece so my 17-month-old doesn’t run off with half of it, rendering it useless.

I appreciated the instructions that came with the clip, complete with real photos. And their packaging is beautiful!

Other Lilla Rose Products

Lilla Rose also offers hair bands, hair sticks, and bobby pins. They also have something called an O-Ring that looks interesting. They have very pretty u-pins (which they call You-Pins), too.

Hair jewelry not your style? Check out their Badge Clips.


Now the giveaway! Mikaela is generously offering the winner’s choice of product(s) up to a $26 value so you can get your own Flexi clip!

12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway Series

Do not forget to check out the rest of the giveaways! You can find them all linked here.

A+ TutorSoft Interactive Math Curriculum {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series @ :: Day 4 is a 3 month online subscription to A+ TutorSoft math.

Today is day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July 2013! Today’s giveaway is for a three month online subscription to A+ TutorSoft Interactive Math curriculum. Winner will choose the grade level (1st-4th).

A+ TutorSoft is a multi-sensory math program that works well with students with special needs. They offer a free 30 day trial so you can try it out to see if it will work for your student. They also have Math Freebies website with worksheets, exams, and downloads. Be sure to check that out.

The A+ TutorSoft Facebook page is hosting a Back to School Facebook party next month with a long list of prizes for attendees. You can RSVP for that now.

A+ TutorSoft is hosting a back to school Facebook party!

And now…the giveaway!

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Write Through the Bible {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

Write Through the Bible giveaway for day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas in July @

About the Prize

Write Through the Bible is a curriculum created by Trisha of Intoxicated on Life.

“Write Through the Bible is a series of copywork printables designed for an entire school year, combining the disciplines of handwriting, dictation, vocabulary, and Scripture memory into one daily activity.”

Write Through the Bible contains a full week’s worth of lessons for an entire school year. It breaks down like this: 3 days are spent copying the new verse, 1-2 days are spent on vocabulary, and 1 day is spent on dictation. The student also reviews previous verses to help with memorization.

Each ebook in the series is only $5! Nice. If you would like to try it out, she offers a free mini ebook of the Lord’s Prayer that has 18 days worth of material. You can check out the rest of the series and learn more about what they offer in the Write Through the Bible shop.

There are currently three full year curriculums available in KJV or ESV. You also have the choice of manuscript or cursive. A fourth curriculum will be available later this month.

The prize being offered today is winner’s choice of two Write Through the Bible ebooks!

About the Sponsor

Intoxicated on Life is a lifestyle blog written by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson. The blog’s the tagline is “Pursuing a Healthy Home Life”. They regularly cover homeschooling, health and nutrition, and developing a godly family. They offer a number of freebies for the subscribers of their homeschool newsletter, with more to come!

A sampling of posts from Intoxicated on Life:

Please drop by Intoxicated on Life’s blog or Facebook page to say thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

And now…the giveaway!!

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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

12 Days of Christmas in July 2013 {a giveaway series} Day 2: $25 Amazon gift card for all those #homeschool needs! Series hosted @

About the Prize

Day 2! Today we have a $25 Amazon gift card sponsored by Sprouting Tadpoles!

Amazon is one of my favorite affiliates here on the blog. I use Amazon for our homeschool books, printer ink, and sometimes even grocery items. I am super excited that you will have the chance to win two $25 gift cards in this series. The second one comes later.

You could use the gift cards to buy some Lego books…or composer study books…or…

About the Sponsor

This gift card is sponsored by Janeen at Sprouting Tadpoles. Janeen is a  Christian homeschooling mom to 5 children who range in age from 17 to 2. They have been homeschooling for 6 years using the Classical Education method. You can learn more about Janeen on the About Me page of her blog.

A sampling of the posts you will find at Sprouting Tadpoles:

Please be sure to swing by the Sprouting Tadpoles blog or the Facebook page and say thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

And now the giveaway, which ends July 22, 2013.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter and enter the subscriber only Lego giveaway!

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell {12 Days of Christmas in July 2013}

12 Days of Christmas in July {a giveaway series} Day 1: The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell book @

It’s here!! The 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway Series!! Exclamation points!! <–Can you feel the excitement?!

The first giveaway is sponsored by little ol’ me. I am giving away a copy of the book {affiliate link} The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell. This is a great book for those considering homeschooling or to provide direction for those who need a little inspiration. I personally find Deb’s writing to be engaging and funny. So I’m sure you will, too.

The most helpful thing to me in this book was the information on learning styles. It was enough to give me direction without overloading me. It is not in-depth, but will help you better understand how your child learns.

Please note that you can actually receive an additional 20 entries by referring your friends. You get one extra entry per friend who signs up via your special link, which you can share on Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Oh! And I made a slight modification to the original announcement of the giveaway series, but I think you will like it. Go check it out now!

Enough chatter, here is the giveaway, which ends July 21, 2013.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Homeschool Newsletter and enter the subscriber exclusive Lego giveaway!

12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaways Series 2013

12 Days of Christmas in July giveaway series starts July 14, 2013 at #homeschool

Announcing 12 Days of Christmas in July!

Today I am proud to announce a project that I have been working on for a while now. You all know I love giveaways around here, right? I even have a Pinterest board just for giveaways (yep, shameless Pinterest plug right there).

I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that I am super duper excited to be bringing you the 12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway Series!

Yes, that is 12 (TWELVE) days of giveaways here on the blog. In a row. I may have to sleep for 12 days after it is all over, but it will be worth it. I pray this series will be a blessing to both my lovely readers who win and to the bloggers and companies that have generously donated the prizes.

12 Days of Christmas in July Prizes

Would you like to know what will be up for grabs?

Here is the list of prizes along with the blogger or company that is sponsoring it. Please be sure to check out their websites for more info! Of course, I will have more info in each giveaway post, but you don’t have to wait until then…

Is that a GREAT list or what?! I am excited for you all! I am working on the very first exclusive giveaway for subscribers to the Homeschool Newsletter, too.

** 7/12/13 UPDATE: Thanks to We Choose Virtues joining us for Day 12, the Lego giveaway sponsored by me will be our very first subscriber only giveaway! Details will be sent out on July 14, 2013, when the series starts. This will be the only giveaway that will run the entire length of the series (all others will last one week). If you sign up after the 14th, you will receive the link in a separate email after signing up (it is the welcome to the newsletter email you receive within an hour of signing up).

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