Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Modest yet trendy apparel - finally!

I was thrilled by an e-mail I received last week via my contact form at my personal blog, The Porch Light. In it, Mr. Taylor asked me to take a look at a new website offering modest, trendy, cute clothing. He stated that this business is owned and operated by a Christian family who is "committed to contributing at least 30% of [their] profits to extending the gospel and social justice around the world." Immediately intrigued by the premise of the business, for modest clothing is often not cute, I hurried off to take a look.

I was very pleased with what I found. Christa offers cutely modest clothing in Juniors and Misses sizes. Prices are comparable to that of clothing in department stores. For being a new site, I thought they had a good variety of clothing from which to choose. I assume that they will add more items as they continue to build their site. Their collections include skirts, dresses, tops, accessories, and swimwear. Some of my favorite pieces are their brown eyelet skirt ($30), long paneled denim skirt ($29), and the Kenziegirl dress ($49, available in white and lead).

Go ahead and take a look. I think you, too, will be pleased with their clothing. I know I'm bookmarking Christa and will visit often.

logo courtesy of Christa

Friday, May 25, 2007

Best Incense, Co.

When I think of incense, I think of strange smells, eastern mysticism, and religion, although I do know some people burn incense simply because they like the smell. When I came across Best Incense, Co., I was not really interested in their site because I assumed that they only dealt in incense.

Upon further investigation, however, I discovered that this company sells more than just incense. Their natural aromatherapy bath crystals from the Dead Sea offer such scents as Lavender, Mango-Kiwi, Eucalyptus, Tea Rose, and many more. Perfume oils are only $2.00 for a half dram vial (not sure how much that is, but it sounds like a good deal) and include scents for both men and women. If you do like incense, they offer a free sample pack; the only cost is the three stamps you must send with your request.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Great prizes

Everyone loves a contest with prizes. I'm here to tell you about a fabulous one.

One of my best "blog friends" is Linda. She is a Swede who lives in Brazil, which I think is rather cool. I first met her at Making a Happy Life, but she is a prolific blogger with several other blogs as well. Her newest blog is Mama's Coffee Corner, which she had me customize by creating and installing a custom header, footer image, and sidebar images.

Linda had the bright idea for us to hold a joint kickoff contest for Mama's Coffee Corner and RS Designs. The contest will be held for one week, beginning today. (May 17-24) Winners will be announced May 25.

  • Linda is offering your choice of either a $20 gift certificate from or a Brazilian Goody Box to be sent to your door.
  • I am offering a free custom header from RS Designs.

How to enter:
  • Write a post about the contest and link to both Mama's Coffee Corner and RS Designs.
  • Sign the Mr. Linky at the blog offering the prize you would like to win. If you would like a chance to win both prizes, sign up at both blogs.
That's all there is to it. I wish you all the best.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Why create this blog?

"Rants, Raves, and Rejects - what on earth is this blog?" you may wonder.

The answer is quite simple. Rants, Raves, and Rejects is my place to share my opinions and to vent. I do realize that, as someone once said, "Opinions are like armpits - everyone has one, and they all stink!" My opinions are exactly that: opinions. You are most welcome to disagree as long as you remain courteous while so doing. I welcome your input and hope to create a fun and exciting place to visit.