Wednesday, October 31, 2018



Every year I make caramel apples for Halloween and this year was no exception. You can see how on Instagram in my Highlights ( I have saved the "how to" there). This year the extra feature is that I get to serve them on MY plates (pictures above).  As a treat for one follower Lenox is giving away two sets (8 plates) and its easy to enter, to do so read below and head to Instagram. 

* I will not be selecting the winner, Lenox will randomly select one winner.  Giveaway prize (two sets of Lenox/Totally Tikaa Gingham Plates) will ship directly from Lenox after December 15, 2018. 

ENTRY PERIOD: Totally Tikaa Halloween Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) sponsored by Lenox (the “Sponsor”) begins at 2:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/31/18 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on 11/02/18 (the “Promotion Period”). The individual who submits an entry will be referred to herein as “Entrant.”

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, FOLLOW @totallytikaa and @lenoxusa on Instagram, LIKE the giveaway post on @totallytikaa and @lenoxusa, and COMMENT on both posts on Instagram. All Entries must be submitted by the end date and time listed above.  Limit one (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period.  If an Entrant submits more than one entry from their email account only the first entry will be eligible and all other entries will be disregarded.  Sponsor is not responsible for transactions that are lost or fail to enter the processing system, are processed, reported, or transmitted late, or are lost for any reason including computer or other malfunction including human error. All such entries will be disqualified. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified. Upon submission of an entry, the Entrant transfers to the Sponsor all rights of copyright in the entry, including but not limited to, the right to copy, print, publish and post all or any part of said entry.  

ELIGIBILITY:  Entrant must be legal resident of one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia (“D.C.”). Entrant must be 18 years of age or older as of promotion start date. Employees of Lenox, and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as including spouse, parents, children, and siblings and each of their respective spouses) or households of any of the above are NOT eligible to enter or win.  Void outside the 50 United States, D.C., and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to accept decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

PRIZE/DRAWING/ODDS:  One (1) Prize: Winner will receive 2 Totally Tikaa Black & White Gingham™ 4-piece Dinner Plate Sets by Lenox. Approximate Total Retail Value: $234.00 . Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about 11/03/18.  Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. Prize winners will be notified via phone or e-mail. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days of notification his/her entry will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen merchandise or certificates.

GENERAL RULES:  Prize will be awarded, provided more than enough qualified entries have been received for the Promotion Period. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects of the Sweepstakes.  Incomplete or inaccurate Entries are void. By entering, Entrant acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, the winner gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his/her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. E-mail opt-in is required for entry. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each newsletter.   

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS & REQUIREMENTS:  Prizes are non-transferable, no substitutions or cash equivalents allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor. Taxes, and all other expenses not specified herein, if any, are the responsibility of the winner.  Winner will be notified via e-mail within 5 business days of drawing date. Potential winner, or the winner’s parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state, may be required to sign, notarize & return an affidavit of eligibility/liability and where legal, sign a publicity release and applicable tax information forms within 14 days of notification attempt, or an alternate potential winner will be selected. If any e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner within an amount of time deemed reasonable by Sponsor.  Should the potential Grand Prize winner or any other winner decide to decline the prize for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner and an alternate potential winner will be selected. By accepting a prize, winner grants to the Sponsor the right to use and publish their proper name and likeness, online, in print and in any other media for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide, and in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. All entries (both winning and non-winning) become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.  Prize images may not reflect the actual size, style, color or models of the actual prizes due to printing variations and/or manufacturer’s updates. By participating in the Promotion, Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, licensees, parents, subsidiaries, and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, successors and assigns (collectively "Releasees") from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damage of any kind which may arise in connection with this Promotion or the acceptance and/or use/misuse of any prize. Any issues concerning the validity, interpretation or enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, USA. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, THROUGH ARBITRATION OR MEDIATION, AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SPONSOR; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

INTERNET: Entrant further agrees that the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for the following: (a) electronic transmissions, entries or submissions that are late, incomplete, inaudible, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (b) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures and/or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries or related materials; or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or related material; (c) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions, damage to Entrant’s or any person’s computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes, or (d) causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes; (e) any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules (all such entries will be disqualified); (f) any printing errors in these Full Official Rules or in any advertisements or correspondence in connection with this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, fraud, hacking or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes.  In such cases, notice to this effect will be posted on the website at and winner will be determined from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. If, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries and/or votes and/or terminate the Sweepstakes and award the prize in its sole discretion. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant based on an e-mail address, the Entry in question may be disqualified subject to the judges’ discretion.  


WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Winners will be selected on 11/3/18 by random drawing from among those eligible entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period.  Winners will be notified using the information provided in the entry (via social media account, email or other information) as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  In case of dispute as to identity of the winner, the winning entry will be declared made by the registered user (meeting eligibility criteria) of the social media or e-mail account, and if a prize is won, it will be awarded to that registered user.  The return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to respond to notices or return any documents in a timely manner, as determined by Sponsor, may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen.  For notification of the winner(s), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: TOTALLY TIKAA HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY, Lenox, PO Box 2006, Bristol, PA 19007-0806

*sponsored by Lenox

Monday, August 27, 2018

Recent Purchases and Links

Recent purchases that you all asked for links to (on Instagram). 

I recently purchased this striped shirt, its long sleeve, comes in 7 different color ways, not thin and super affordable. I would say it runs true to sizing they listed, meaning look at your number size and order extra small, small, medium, large or x-large according to chart. I bought two, you can find them HERE  . 

The case I use to keep BOBBIE PIN in and keep in my purse is HERE

I bought this tape dispenser specifically for packing tape, if you know me, you know I love packing tape. Its heavy duty, sharp and I think it's kind of awesome. Packing tape is great for making gift bags, you can watch my tutorial on How to Make A Gift Bag from wrapping paper on Instagram on IGTV, Totally Tikaa.  I use packing tape more than most people I am guessing but DING DANG, I really like it. 
Find the Packing Tape Dispenser HERE 
For my everyday tape needs ( for wrapping packages, etc...) I use this one HERE I like it because its weighted and doesn't tip over, simple, and fits in the drawer where I keep my wrapping tools. I also keep extra rolls of this tape HERE . 

The GOLD SCISSORS I use all the time are HERE

Recently I shared how I organize my jewelry and the trays I use.
I am listing them all here:
Earring trays, I use a few different ones, click on each name to go directly to them.
24 Grid Earring Tray HERE  ( this one is good for small/average size earrings)
12 Grid Earring Tray HERE  (this one is good for larger/statement size earrings)
24 section tray with lid HERE  ( this one had a latching lid and I use it to put my more expensive earrings in)
Bracelet organizer HERE
Sunglass (glasses) organizer I use is HERE

This is the balloon inflator I bought and shared on live recently, I plan to attempt to make a balloon garland soon and needed an easy way to blow up all the balloons (bonus it was under twenty dollars).
You can find it HERE

Thanks for stopping by,

The above linkS are affiliate links,  which means I  receive a commission should you decide to click that link and make a purchase. It does not affect the price of the item or my opinion. My content is not in any way influenced by affiliate links. I do my best to share where I purchase items or find as similar as I can to something I have purchased in the past and is no longer available

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sassy Sunglasses

I found these in San Antonio and unfortunately the store I bought them at only had two pairs left and I bought them both.  GOOD NEWS, I found some and at an unbelievable price and several different color ways ( including turquoise, green and red, solid black) find them HERE


The above linkS are affiliate links,  which means I  receive a commission should you decide to click that link and make a purchase. It does not effect the price of the item or my opinion. My content is not in any way influenced by affiliate links. I do my best to share where I purchase items or find as similar as I can to something I have purchased in the past and is no longer available