The Small Things Blog + Sonia Kashuk Spring Beauty + Giveaway

Sonia Kashuk beauty line at Target

Photo Credit: The Small Things Blog

I thought it was high time I did a “Beauty” post here on Apples to Ziti. I grew up with three brothers so I didn’t have a sister to do my makeup and hair with. I was always playing one sport or another in junior high and high school so I never really wore makeup and my hair was in a ponytail most of the time. Even off the court or field I only wore makeup on special occasions really. Even then I didn’t know what I was doing. Not really, anyhow.

Nowadays I’ve figured out how to do my makeup and hair on some level. But, as of recently, I have had some help! A friend of mine told me about “The Small Things Blog”, authored by the lovely Kate. She writes about hair, beauty products, and her adorable, baby boy David. Being married to a David myself, this name holds a special place in my heart. You can read more about Kate and ‘The Small Things Blog’ HERE.

I knew very little… okay, pretty much nothing… about hair and beauty products prior to following Kate’s blog. I feel like I’m getting advice from a trusted friend when I watch her hair tutorials and read her posts. I want to try the products she suggests because I know that she knows what she’s talking about. We are friends. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Ha! Okay, so I have no delusions that we are actually friends, but it’s nice to get some “sister” advice since I’m not getting that advice from my brothers anytime soon here. Or from my husband for that matter.

On top of loving the hair and beauty advice from Kate, I also love the meaning behind the title of her blog: “The Small Things Blog”. She, like myself, believes that hair, beauty, clothing, and jewelry are not what gives us our self-worth. Most of the things she writes about may be superficial, but they are not “the big things” (the important things) in life. They are just… “The Small Things”. I love it.

This week Sonia Kashuk is sponsoring a Giveaway on The Small Things Blog. Click HERE to enter the sweepstakes to win a $100 Target Giftcard and to read Kate’s take on the Sonia Kashuk beauty line at Target.

I am definitely headed to Target this weekend to try out Sonia Kashuk’s line. I’m seriously curious about the Chic Luminosity Blush/Bronzer duo in Glimmer that you see in the picture on the right above. Stunning, isn’t it?

Good luck to you all!

love, Jenna

Disclosure: I am receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing this blog post, but I honestly jumped at the chance to write it as I really do read, and would highly recommend, ‘The Small Things Blog’ to you.  As much as I would love a $100 gift card to Target, I would also love to see my readers connect with this blog and have a chance at winning the sweepstakes. Good luck!

Contest runs from 5/5 to 6/30.


Easter Brunch for Kids

Children's Easter Brunch

I have been BURSTING at the seams to share this fabulous Easter Brunch with you!! It says “for Kids” and “Easter” in the title… but it really could work for any brunch throughout the year and would be great for kids and grown-ups alike!

If you are lacking inspiration for this year’s Easter or Spring brunch… LOOK NO FURTHER!

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Valentine’s Day Starbucks Giveaway!!!

Hello dear friends!

Because it’s almost Valentine’s Day…. and because I love ya…. I am giving away a $20 Starbucks Card to one lucky winner!!!

All you need to do is click to ENTER!!!

After clicking “Like” on Apples to Ziti’s Facebook page, SHARE the contest with your friends!

The contest only runs until Saturday at midnight (February 8, 2014) so MAKE HASTE to Enter & Share!!!

Winners will be announced Sunday, February 9th, 2014.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

love, Jenna


Thank you to all who entered to win FREE coffee from Sagebrush Coffee!!

Just for being one of my followers you can get 15% your order from Sagebrush from now until the end of the year just by entering the code: applestoziti when you check out!

Thank you for following and PLEASE try this AMAZING coffee! It really is better than any other coffee I’ve ever tasted.