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Mother’s Day Pendant Giveaway 2014

*******This Sweepstakes is now closed*******

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNE C. YOU ARE THE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER! I will be contacting you by email in just a few minutes.

Mother’s Day Pendant Giveaway 2014 starts today! I wanted to share some of my art pendants with one lucky winner to celebrate Mother’s Day. I am giving away two art pendants so the winner can keep one and give one to a special mother in his or her life.


Art Pendant Necklaces
On The Left: Let Your Soul Soar. On The Right: Tulip Garden.


These pendants are hand painted and hand made by me. The glass has some minor imperfections that are part of the charm of the piece. They have a value of $36 USD.

How do you enter the contest? Just leave a comment below and tell me what you admire most about a mother in your life.


Rules of this Sweepstakes:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • This sweepstakes is limited to U.S. residents who are 18 and older.
  •  The sweepstakes begins at 8am on May 3, 2014 and ends at 8am on May 5, 2014 at 8am. All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST).
  • You must leave a comment to enter all sweepstakes. The comment form must include an email address where the winner can be contacted.
  • The prizes are described to the best of It’s A Dome Life’s ability. It’s a Dome Life is not responsible for any problems with shipping or confusion over product descriptions.
  • The odds of winning are determined by the number of sweepstakes participants.
  • The winner will be selected randomly. The winner will be selected using random.org. In the event of technical difficulty or failure the names will be randomly selected and winners announced as soon as the technical problem is resolved, but no later than two weeks after the sweepstakes closes.
  • Winners will be notified no Monday, May 5, 2015 by 5pm. The winner has 2 days to respond with a mailing address to claim their prize. *If the address is provided by May7th the pendants should arrive before Mother’s Day. They will be shipped priority mail.
  • Prize winner will need to provide a shipping address, date of birth, and first and last name to receive his or her prize. This information will be used for no other purposes than to confirm the winner is over 18 and to ship the pendants.
  • If the sweepstakes winner forfeits the prize or is found to be ineligible a new winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email.
  • Lillian Connelly and all other people affiliated with It’s A Dome Life are not liable if the prize or sweepstakes in some way negatively impacts the winner or any other participants in the sweepstakes.
  • Mailing address: Lillian Connelly PO Box 833 Columbus, NM 88029.
  • Email address: itsadomelife@gmail.com
  • All sweepstakes on It’s A Dome Life are void where prohibited by law.

Thank you for participating!

If you’d like to see more of my art pendants visit my Etsy Shop: Dome Life Studios.


This Painting Would Look Terrific On Your Wall (A Giveaway)

This painting would look great on your wall! Enter the giveaway.
Enter the sweepstakes and you could win this painting!

I am giving this painting to one lucky winner. Will it be you? It just might be! Back in January my blogging goals for 2013 were reduced to one sentence: Spread more joy. I wanted to make as many people smile as possible by doing nice things or by being funny. Mostly, I just wanted to be like blogging sunshine. Anyway, I’ve only got a little over two months left before this year ends and I really want to go out with a bang. I am imagining a fourth of July firecracker finale. Rainbows, laughter, and booming joy is what I am aiming for. Maybe I’ll even have a twitter party where people can only say funny, witty, smart, nice things about other people. We’ll see. I’m still in the finale planning stage and I love to procrastinate. Plus, I am terrible at throwing parties so I may need to drag some other joy makers into the mix with me. Last February one of the first things I did to spread some joy was paint a pet portrait for the person that commented on my blog the most in 2012. I painted Trixie, one of the most adorable dogs in the whole wide world, for my blogging buddy A Faded Ginger. You can see that post here if you are interested: Sometimes You Have To Break The Rules. Later in the year A Faded Ginger sent Tiny-Small some mermaid dolls. She made that kids day!  See how putting good out into the world just brings good back in? I am learning slowly how to be a better human being because of this blog. I am also having my life touched by amazing people. I am totally hoping to do another painting for the blog reader that commented the most in 2013 in January! Maybe that person is you! Kind of exciting isn’t it? So far, I have to admit, this year has been pretty amazing. I sent secret art mail out to unsuspecting readers, friends, and family. I made art with Tiny-Small. I read and commented on lots and lots of blogs. I even started some new blogging awards for people to give out just because it’s nice to say “I appreciate what you are doing” once in a while. With two months to go I am making plans to share more free downloadable art for my newsletter subscribers (and sending them some original pieces too). I have to say I am pretty excited! I think I have done really well spreading joy this year, but I still have more I want to do in the last few months. So, to put some joy on your wall, I am giving this painting away to one of you. This painting is an original. It was created with alcohol inks on yupo paper. It is signed by me! The size is 11×14. It does not come framed or matted, but it is full of happy, energetic yellow so what more could you ask for? One of the inks I used is actually called “Sunshine” and I don’t think any other name could be more fitting. This sweepstakes starts right now, Monday, October 28th 2013 at 9:00am MST. It ends at 9:00 am MST on Monday, November 11th, 2013. That gives you two whole weeks to enter the sweepstakes! Please share it with your friends. I am hoping to grow the readership of this blog. I believe joy is contagious and I know that each time we make someone laugh, smile, or feel appreciated that those feeling sort of ripple out the way pond water does when we toss rocks into it. Can you see how the ripples can multiply and connect people if we all just started throwing more rocks? Wait, maybe that isn’t quite the best way to explain this phenomenon, but you get the gist right? The rocks are smiles people…smiles! Do not throw real rocks! Make art and share it. Art is universal. Art is human, well, I guess it’s also for elephants and a few penguins now too, but you know what I am saying? Be kind, share the sweepstakes so your friend has a chance to win your favorite painting and hang it on her wall where she can mock you for losing the sweepstakes for eternity. That’s what friends are for, right? 🙂 Maybe that’s just MY friends I am talking about. They know how to give a good ribbing. This sweepstakes is only open to people 18 and over living in the United States (Sorry to all of my favorite people living in other countries, but I just can’t figure out all of the laws and rules for these types of things. I wish I was a lawyer so I could find a way to include you). In order to enter the sweepstakes you must use the Giveaway tool below: Commenting on this post is mandatory. All other entries in the Giveaway tool are optional. The winner will be  randomly chosen by Giveaway tools and notified no later than 5 days after the sweepstakes closes. When signing into the Giveaway tool please use an email address that you check frequently because that is how I will contact you when you win this painting! Please read the official rules for sweepstakes and giveaways especially if you have any questions. To enter the sweepstakes you must first leave a comment in the comment section of this blog and then fill out the giveaway tool in the box below:

Thank you for entering! I hope you win! Also, try to do a surprise nice thing for someone today and notice how it makes you feel. Be happy! Spread joy!

CHOBANI The Yogurt Of Toddler Champions (And Their Fathers)

Chobani yogurt
She demanded CHOBANI before taking her coat off. #1 Fan

A couple of months ago CHOBANI yogurt started following me on Twitter. I don’t follow very many brands on Twitter. I mean, brands are not always that interactive with me so I don’t usually bother. Before long, however, CHOBANI was teasing me on Twitter. They knew all about Tiny-Small. They knew about some of our wacky adventures. They were actually reading my blog posts. I don’t know who operates the Twitter handle over at the Greek Yogurt company, but they are pretty hilarious. I found myself following CHOBANI back. They won me over with their wit and humor. Also, we love Greek Yogurt around here. Tiny-Small eats it every day. She’s a yogurt aficionado at the ripe old age of two.

To my surprise CHOBANI sent me an email asking if we would like to sample some of their new CHOBANI Champions yogurt in a tube! I agreed because, seriously, who turns down free yogurt? I even volunteered to do a review of it on my blog. I mean, why not? I know you guys like yogurt too.

CHOBANI Rockin' Blueberry yogurt
Rockin’ Blueberry CHOBANI Greek Yogurt in a tube.

They sent us two flavors in a tube. One was Rockin’ Blueberry and one was Jammin’ Strawberry. Tiny-Small loves them both. This yogurt in a tube is so creamy, it reminds me of the milkshakes I used to get from an ice cream shop near my house as a kid. The best part is that CHOBANI uses healthy ingredients. There isn’t a bunch of chemicals or high fructose corn syrup. Strawberries and blueberries are actually in the list of ingredients. Real fruit! Not just fruit flavoring. Tiny-Small ate one before I unpacked the box of yogurt that came in the mail. Then she promptly ate two more. She was happy because it was delicious, I was happy because it was healthy. I had to hide a few so I could taste it before it was all gone!

We had a little problem with the yogurt tubes at first. Tiny-Small would squeeze them too hard and squirt yogurt all over my leg. I put a few in the freezer and froze them into yogurt popsicles. This made it a little easier for her to manipulate the tubes and reduced the mess. She seems to have mastered the art of eating yogurt from a tube now, after some practice, but it you have a younger child or want to take them in the car freezing helps reduce the accidental yogurt slingshot.

CHOBANI Champions greek yogurt
Mastering the art of eating CHOBANI yogurt in a tube.

To my surprise CHOBANI also sent us some of their Greek Yogurt bites (just 100 calories!). We sampled both the coffee with dark chocolate chips and the raspberry with dark chocolate chips. Jim and I were excited to see the coffee one because we both LOVE coffee. We drink a lot of that around here. The raspberry one, however, was our absolute favorite. It tasted like fresh raspberries. It tasted like real raspberries. Both of them were creamy and an excellent source of protein. The perfect snack for an afternoon energy crisis. Not to mention they also have live and active cultures in them. I had my wisdom teeth removed last week so I have been living on CHOBANI Greek Yogurt. It is easy to swallow, satisfies my hunger and also counteracts the effects of taking an antibiotic for ten days. This yogurt arrived in the mail exactly when I needed it most. Thank you, CHOBANI!


Want to follow them on Twitter and see if they make fun of you too? @CHAMPIONS


Disclosure: CHOBANI sent me a box of yogurt to sample, but I wasn’t paid or compensated in anyway other way to write this review. Unless you count getting teased on Twitter by a yogurt company that likes to crack jokes at your expense. If I didn’t like the yogurt I would tell you because, like George Washington, I cannot tell a lie. I’d even cut down my cherry tree just to prove it, but luckily I don’t have a cherry tree. Not to mention I am acutely allergic to hard labor.