Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sampler Village Giveaway & Review - ENDED



Sampler Village generously sent me a winter sample box full of handmade goodies to review. I'm a huge fan of sampler boxes, they're a great way to sample tons of handmade products all at once and a fun treat to purchase for a friend or yourself! Sampler Village didn't disappoint, the box was packed full of handmade goodness and smelled amazing the moment I opened it.

As soon as I smelled the amazing scent coming out of the box, I was on a mission to find what exactly was creating that delicious smell. There were tons of smelly good candles, tarts, bath bombs and soaps in the box. Some of my favorites were by Delightful Scents, Bath Talk, Sudsy Wudsy Soaps, Rena's Needful Things and Janine's Soap Suds. The moment I started unpacking the box, my cat Sparkles rushed past me to literally tear into the catnip fortune cookie toy by Shaggy Chic. She wouldn't leave me alone until I opened the package for her so she could play with her new toy. Once Sparkles was occupied, I discovered the most adorable castle cupcake topper by Marilee Jane Designs and some yummy fudge by My Wooden Spoon. I also enjoyed the scrapbooking embellishments by the Victorian Mercantile Store.

The Sampler Village box was like Christmas in a box! Treat yourself to a Winter Sampler Box (16-18 samples) or the Winter Sample Bag (8 samples). Check out the loot:


Sampler Village is generously giving away a sampler box identical to the one I reviewed. This giveaway is open to U.S and Canada residents. For a chance to win, you must do the following:

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Just a little thank you from Sparkles to Sampler Village:



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Gina said...

Ahhhh Sparkles is so cute!!!!!

I'd love to try out one of those boxes, I love trying new things from companies I haven't tried before (WHO DOESN'T!!)

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I'd like to win because it seems like a fun surprise type of gift to open

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Laura Gerencser said...

I would love one of their boxes, because you mad it sound sooo good! I can just smell it!:)

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Abigail said...

I'd want to try it because it's so hard to always tell the quality of purchases online, but trying it first makes me more likely to buy it later!
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Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Who can resist samples? This would be such fun to go through. ; )
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4smartmonkeys said...

I love sample boxes, and Sampler Village looks like they have great stuff!

Sparkles is too darn adorable!!

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Nannieflash said...

Happy New Year to you Vanessa, with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

BleuRoo said...

I just discovered Sample Village a few days ago and I'm so stoked to try my first box next month! I love the fact that they have different sizes to choose from, and from what I've seen the quality of samples is top notch :)

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Peggy said...

I would love getting this wonderful box because it is a treat for me! I love trying out all the fabulous Etsy shops an getting a sample before I buy is prefect for me. I love soaps,lotions and goodies found at all of these stores but I can't buy the full product so I get a sample and I always enjoy. It is wonderful and I feel so special!!
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Ann said...

I see that they inculde a sample product from all of their visiting businesses and handmade soaps are my favorite!! I would love to win!!
It lets you sample before committing to full size.

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Lisa B. said...

I love trying new samples! It would be like opening 16 little presents!!

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COUNTRY PICKINS said...

I WOULD LOVE TO WIN ONE OF THE SAMPLE VILLAGE BOXES. THEY ARE JUST SO AWESOME AND HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT COMPANIES IN IT. i WOULD LOVE TO TRY ALL THE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS. LINDA

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Sarah said...

Oh MY!!! I would love to win this because I am a handmade junkie and would go crazy getting a box like this!

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What a treat! I would love to sample some fun products!!

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Hearts N Flowers said...

I want to try this because, I think it is great that you can try all kinds of different things all in one box!

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Annie1 said...

I would LOVE to win a sampler box because I love trying new products and what better way to do that than with lots of lovely samples?

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CathyH said...

What a great idea to promote and learn about products!I love to try hand crafted things.

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I follow your blog too. Sparkles looks my my cat :)

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helen said...

I would like to have these samples because i love to try new things and check out these new stores. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Helen

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elaine said...

I would love to win a sample box-this is such a great way to try new products from new companies!

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Aik said...

I'd love to win a sampler box because it sounds so exciting and fun!

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Chacoy said...

I don't know of anybody who doesn't like Samples, especially me;}
I would like to try the samples to see and try all of the lovelies, smellies, and fun-ies;}
Thank you for the opprotunity~

Jennifer T. said...

I love handmade items and this sample box seems like a good way to try out some treats.

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- Marybeth I. said...

I like samples because you get to try new product. They are also great for traveling

janetfaye said...

I would like one because I love handmade products and these look wonderful.

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cdziuba said...

I would LOVE to win one of these wonderful boxes because each one is filled with such nice goodies!

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I'd love one so I can gift it to my sis!!

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I would love one of the sampler boxes just because I love trying new things, bonus when its free! I'm really trying to get in touch with my creative side this year, and I think new materials and looking at what other people make would do just that!

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khaski said...

I would love a smapler box because I am a HUGE homemade fan and love to try out new products to see who's making what, for me to buy for myself or give as gifts! What a great variety! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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erin, maker of chimes said...

I love trying new things and sharing samples with friends/family too!

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karryknisley76 said...

I love that you can try the products before purchasing a full sized product you may not like. I am a big fan of sampling
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SandyM204 said...

I love to sample things I've never tried before. This would be such fun to open.
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tiffanybeth said...

i would like one of their sample boxes in order ton get familiar with their product and check everything out

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Desiree said...

I want to win this because every single product looks amazing! What a fun way to get some new and different supplies!

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dor said...

I would love to win because I love trying out products samples. A great way to see new products out there. What a great idea.
Happy New Year.

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try everything in this box, and I might even share a few things with my daughter.(smile)

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VickeC said...

Id love to try new things an I love things handmade,so this would be such a treat for me,nope not gonna share none of it,as my grandson says"Mine,Mine"
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RR said...

This would be a great way to try some new products. What fun!

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What a great way to discover new etsy places! I love that they have Valentine themed boxes!
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I would love the sampler box because it looks amazing, and I love trying new things :)

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