Life Happens...Sparkle Anyway! TM

What Is Sparkle Mining?

Sometimes life gets tough, we stuff our real feelings , "suck it up" and just get on with it. Think of this as an "emotional bandaid" of sorts. The problem is when we continue to stuff our feelings, over time we will begin to feel jaded, not so happy... sometimes we just feel like we are going thru the motions of life. We can even forget what USED to make us happy, what made us SPARKLE.

Sparkle Mining is a safe place to start reclaiming your joy- your sparkle. It is full of resources to help you start mining... start your emotional "search and rescue",then cleaning up, polishing and reclaiming the lost parts of yourself so you can sparkle again!

Life happens...Sparkle Anyway!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Our First Pink Saturday Giveaway!!!

Happy Pink Saturday my Sparkly Friends!

 Welcome to my new blog- Sparkle Mining!  
It's for when you might be feeling blue, 
                          or in need of some inspiration, 
or would like an idea of something you can do or read 
that may help you feel better.
For me,
make me feel better-
so that's why I am having a 

The base is a 
Vintage Fenton 
Iridescent Hobnail Vase

All you have to do is
1. Leave me a sparkly comment
2.  Follow me!
The Giveaway will remain open
until I reach 

If you 
about Sparkle Mining
(only if you like it)
You will receive
  10 entries
and a chance to be in a 
separate giveaway
for this little lovely
Lilac Birdie Cupcake!
Please make sure to email me and let me know where to see your post!
So how much fun is that??

I want to wish you all a very 

Happy Mother's day

And have a 
Big Sparkly Lovey Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies


  1. Hi Tobi,
    Love your post and as always in true Tobi style it made me smile.
    Happy Mothers day to you and I will gladly share your blog and not because of the giveaway but because it will make others smile also. Fan on this one too.
    Hope you have yourself a wonderful mothers day.

  2. Me again...forgot to pop the link for the post about your beautiful new blog,

  3. I am soooo glad you have begun this blog, I need this so much. I have stuffed so much hurt and anger inside for the past year that it's nearly caused me to shut down. I battle it, but still ... you are giving me so much hope to look up and get going again, and leave behind the ones who don't deserve a really nice person like me. Not that I'm perfect, but hey I really am a nice person! Hugs and adding you to my sidebar reading list. Mary

  4. A very pretty blog. Someone will be very pleased to win any of these nice gifts.

  5. So glad to have discovered your blogs. They are so inspiring. The fairy tree looks wonderful. I love sparkles and baubles too! Thanks for visiting my blog and suggesting taking the video camera. I haven't used the camera in years and had to look a little bit for it, but I have it sitting out to get mom's stories tomorrow when I see her.

  6. Love your blog. Blessings in your endeavor.cant wait to see more.

  7. Tobi, I'm so excited about your new blog and will be happy to help spread the word! I'm your 10th follower now!! :0)

    Your gorgeous bottlebrush tree giveaway is just super! I'd so love to have one of your sweet creations ~ I even enlarged that pic just so I could more properly drool over it! It even has a sweet cherub on it!!! I L.O.V.E. it!!!!

    Big TX Hugs,

  8. Fabulous pink you have this week! I am now following.

    My PINK, have a great weekend!

  9. Hi Tobi, I've signed up, signed in, and whatever else it takes to be a part of your wonderfulness. I'm your latest follower.

    Thanks for the link to my Pinterst boards on your sidebar. It's addictive, isn't it? You're the best!

  10. are definitely the queen of all things that sparkle...your new blog is gorgeous!!
    Thank you for your visit today!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day! xo Tami

  11. Tobi,Here I am again.Lovely idea. I want to be apart of this.We need all the uplift we can get in this life,so count Me in.200 followers will happen so fast with this beautiful blog. Denise

  12. Happy Pink Saturday!

    This is a great blog....Stephanie of Angelic Accents said you'd put my link on your sidebar. Wow...what an honor..thank you. I don't think I always sparkle :) but I try to add a teensy bit of humor to most posts.

    This blog is truly a comforting and inspiring place to visit. . .we all need to be reminded about the things in life that can add that "sparkle"...especially when times are no where near the sparkle level.

    I will check back often.....I'm a follower now, too! And I will help spread the word.....cuz I want you to hit the 200 part so we can see who wins that amazing tree!! Oh and that cuppy cake....that's awesome, too!

    Have a lovely weekend! dana

  13. Tobi,I'm now following all your blogs :)

  14. I just now published My Mothers Day blog that was about you and your blogs My Dear.Hope you like it.WOW!good for Me and generous of you.I now can have 10 chances.I would have done it any way because I love your sparkly blogs.

  15. Good Morning Tobi Sweetie...
    Oh what a wonderful surprise to open up Sparkle Mining. You have done such a beautiful job dear heart, just beautiful. I LOVE it. Thank you for considering me an angel of love.

    I just added your button to my scroll bar. (I thought the other one had ended so I deleted it. But will keep this one up until we hit 200 smackers.)

    My heart is "SPARKLING" and my mind is "HAPPY". Thank you for considering me one of your beautiful sparkling angels. I am SO following dear one. What a wonderful place to share our thoughts with you, and be inspired. Many squishy hugs sweetie and SO much love, Sherry

  16. I am totally new here and I love your sparkly blog. Now I want to see the other one. It is absolutely charming. Love your side bars and all those darling cut out pics. I truly feel like I'm riding on a beautiful cloud here. I am now following you. I hope to get to 200 soon as I've been blogging for 6 months now. But I don't have a fab giveway like you do. Those giveaways are both SO over the top. Glad to have found you on Pink Saturday.


  17. Have a wonderful Day. Thanks for sharing Lucy's photo! It is great. Happy Mother's Day and Pink Saturday! Love your blog!

  18. Happy Mother's Day to you! How fun to add Sparkle to our lives. I found you through Denise's blog....she is a real sweetheart.
    I'll mention you and add you to my blog favorites
    I'm ready to sparkle!

  19. Hi! Your creations are beautiful, just my style! I'm looking forward to following your blog! Happy Mother's Day! Jennifer Grenko

  20. Hi sweet friend! Good to see you here too! I am always catching up on the blogs but having so much fun! I will follow you and I love your giveaway. I will blog about the new blog too. Happy week to you!

  21. i love the idea of sparkle mining and i've become your new follower. regadrless of whether i win your giveaway i'm glad to ahve found you! once again, happy pink saturday! xo

  22. That is so beautiful. Thank you for doing a giveaway!

  23. Hello I found you through SHABBY DELIGHTS BLOG and I must say you have a fabulous blog. I am your new follower. Even if you were not having a give a way. I love your blog!! I am Beverly from Tea Cottage Pretties and I will brag about your blog on mine. I will e ya when I do. Sprakle On!!!!!!

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