Look For Me On Oprah + Features + Giveaway Winners!

OK this post is going to be a bit all over the place… just to warn you!  Oh yea and you’ve got two more days to enter the  scratch and sniff custom dog silhouette print giveaway!  Get on it!


Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that I flew to Chicago to be in the audience of Oprah… well that show is airing TODAY!  The topic being The Mom Who “Fathered” Her Own Children, Plus the Cast of Modern Family.  So if you’re a Modern Family fan, you should totally watch the show!

After a night of staying up late and catching up with my friend Ning-Ju (who let us stay at her place) and my sister-in-law, Jenny and I woke up bright and early to get ready.  Showers, make-up, and getting dressed, we were ready to head out by 9AM.  We hailed a cab to Harpo Studios to find a decent sized line of people dressed in really bright clothing, looking like they were ready for a cocktail party.  Around 9:45AM, one-by-one, we went through metal detectors and had to check our coats, cameras and cell phones.  We went up to a waiting area where we filled out a few forms and waited until all the audience members arrived.

Around 12PM, we were ready to head into the studio, but first they called a few names to go in first… and guess whose name was first?!?!  My sister-in-laws!  Which meant that we got to sit in the SECOND ROW!!  Here’s what we looked like, hopefully we’ll get at least a few seconds on air.  🙂

We shot a few different segments and Oprah was amazing, of course!  She even answered a few audience questions after the taping and you really got to see how beautiful, inspirational, and wonderful she is!  Afterwards, we took a gander at her shop across the street and then headed to the airport.  It was so great that Oprah was able to bring my sister-in-law and I together, I don’t see her nearly enough.  It seemed like lots of audience members were friends or family that hadn’t seen each other in awhile, coming together, even Oprah mentioned that!  I’m also so glad I got to be a part of Oprah’s legacy in the last season of her show and I can’t wait to see more of her on her own network!  Let me know if you see one of us on TV!


Next up, I’ve been featured as a brilliant blogger on the rikrak studio!  Totally *blushing* right now.  Go check out the interview to see some of my blogging favorites and tips!  I had so much fun with the interview kristal, thanks so much!! 🙂

My pear, kiwi, and peach sorbet trio hairpins have been featured on a mums etsy treasury curated by My Creative Pathway!  This treasury totally screams autumn + pretty to me!

AND, my pink passion martini hairpins were featured in sizeMedium’s So Cute It Hurts treasury too!  I LOVE the colors of this treasury!

Thanks so much for the feature ladies~!  I feel soo honored!


And finally, I couldn’t be more excited to announce the giveaway winner from my new blog look, sponsorship and etsy shop launch celebration!  First up, the winner of a free 30 day ad spot is…

And the winner of some of my etsy shop items is Josie from airplaneninja who won through her tweet! 🙂 Congrats ladies! You should receive an email from me shortly! And thank you EVERYONE from the bottom of my heart for the sweet comments about my new look and shop!


  1. September 29, 2010 / 5:41 am

    wow, watching Oprah live must be so exciting!!! thanks for adding my blog on your blogroll, I’ve added yours in my list of favorite blogs as well:) would love to feature your shop as Shop of the Week too!

    will keep in touch,

  2. September 29, 2010 / 6:51 am

    Oh, so cool! You have lots going on! You guys look gorgeous, glad to hear that Oprah is nice in person, lol! Off to check out your links here, and congrats to Amy, she’s one of my favorite bloggers! XX!

  3. September 29, 2010 / 7:31 am

    You totally made my day! I can’t believe I won. 😀

    I’m going to try to watch Oprah online tomorrow cuz I can’t catch it when it airs today. Hope I see you!

  4. September 29, 2010 / 7:53 am

    I will have to tape the show and keep a lookout for you. You and your sister-in-law just looked beautiful that day! And congrats on all of the success with your beautiful hairpins — they’re so wonderfully charming.

  5. September 29, 2010 / 8:10 am

    How fun!! I just MIGHT be one of those people who watches Oprah every day, so I’ll keep an eye out for ya!

  6. September 29, 2010 / 8:13 am

    Wouldn’t that be great if you saw yourself in the audience? lol!

    Thanks for posting my treasury, and you are very welcome… I love your little pins 🙂

    I am having an interactive “Style Me Pretty” blog giveaway… I would love it if you joined!

  7. September 29, 2010 / 9:36 am

    So so cool!! I can’t believe you got to go! I always record Oprah, so I’ll definitely be checking for you tonight when I watch! I love that she’s just as amazing in person as she is on camera! Sometimes that’s not always the case with big celebs 🙂

  8. September 29, 2010 / 10:40 am

    hey, congratulations on all the features and props from the etsy community and beyond!

  9. September 29, 2010 / 10:44 am

    wow! I hope you get on TV! I totally want to see Oprah if I’m ever in Chicago! Congrats on all your features. Your shop is just darling!

  10. September 29, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    what a fun opportunity to see oprah. i’ve always wanted to be an audience member 🙂 and hooray for your mentions!!

  11. September 29, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    Congrats on the feature doll!

  12. September 29, 2010 / 1:39 pm

    RLF, (real life friend)

    You are blowing up!! congrats on the features!!
    your RLF

  13. September 29, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    Ohhh so cool:) Congrats on all the amazinf features and I love that photo:)

    Ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY today 🙂 Hope you will join in :)!!!

  14. September 29, 2010 / 2:59 pm

    Ahhhh, can’t believe I didn’t DVR it! Hope you had fun!

  15. September 29, 2010 / 4:51 pm

    Wow! Must’ve been so exciting to watch Oprah live. Hope you guys made it into lots of the audience shots – you both looked great!

  16. September 29, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    WOOHOO!! congrats congrats!!!

  17. September 29, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    that is one experience (besides attending a bears game) that i regret not experiencing in chicago – so jealous you went to an oprah show!! glad you had so much fun, friend.

    and congrats on the sweeeeet shop features – love it and im oh so proud of you. 🙂


  18. September 29, 2010 / 8:29 pm

    Dearest sandy, it’s soo wonderful to know you have lots going on!! Must be so much FUN to watch Oprah live! I adore that interview over at the rikrak studio! Oh and you and your sister-in-law are soo beautiful!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    p/s: Congratz to the luckly winners!!

  19. September 29, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    Hi Sandy, what an exciting experience that was! You and your sister-in-law look great!

    Thank you for the comment at my blog. I really appreciated it :))

  20. September 29, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    wow, u have certainly been SO busy! lots of fun and great things for you, lovely 🙂

  21. September 29, 2010 / 10:11 pm

    Lol. Totally like me – all over the place! 😉

    Oprah! How exciting! I hope you had so much fun!!

    Awesome pins and features! 🙂

    Aw, too bad I didn’t win the giveaway! But I’ll have something to you for my advertising this weekend or early next week. 🙂 I made a new badge and I’m so excited to use it! 😉

  22. September 29, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    Wish I could have watched for you but unfortunately I don’t have cable/regular TV! I bet it was really fun~

  23. September 30, 2010 / 12:30 am

    Oh how fun I’m so jealous. Sounds like y’all had a blast

  24. September 30, 2010 / 8:45 am

    i love your gorgeous looks for the Oprah show – so fun! i’ve always wanted to go!

    yay you nicies!

    and it was such a pleasure having you on the blog – so many thanks, nicey!

    {AND… thanks for being part of the blog-a-thon today! woohoo! … http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-thon.html

  25. September 30, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    That’s so awesome!! I didn’t get a chance to watch it, but I think that it will be On Demand on my TV, so I’ll have to check it out this weekend!! Exciting! And I read your interview on her blog, so awesome! I loved it. 🙂

  26. September 30, 2010 / 9:29 pm

    Oooh Oprah!!! I’ve always thought it would be fun to be in her audience!

    Thanks for posting my treasury. I’m glad you like it!

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