DOVE Chocolate Discoveries

the perfect gift for a chocolate addict

- Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate is at the top of most people's wish lists for ANY occasion, so here's an opportunity to satisfy a chocolate lover: DOVE Chocolate Discoveries. Their products include chocolate snacks to "eat now," various delicious desserts, chocolate beverages, chocolate that you can make at home, supplies, and more. I recently signed up to sell chocolate as a DOVE Chocolatier. Let me know if you're interested in buying chocolate, hosting a party, or becoming a chocolatier yourself!



For every awareness item purchased at acadiaDesigns, $3 will be donated to support research in the appropriate area. Right now, items are available to support AIDS, breast cancer, and melanoma awareness. Feel free to leave feedback, suggestions, etc. Thanks!


iPod "Raffle"

In order to participate in this raffle, purchase any bath & body item from my mark. eBoutique. If you purchase any other items, they will also count as contest entries. Depending on the amount of people who enter, the prize will be either a new iPod nano (with video) or a new iPod shuffle in the color of choice.

The winner will be announced October 31, 2009.

New Michael Jackson Album and Song

Available October 27th


A Contest in Honor of Anyone Who Has Been Touched by Cancer

In honor of anyone who has been touched by cancer, show your love and support by purchasing the irresistible warmth of precious lotus, basmati rice, and golden amber of Sophistique Eau de Toilette Spray by mark.

With each purchase, you will receive a free pair of mark. shimmery goldtone Sophistique Hoop Earrings to keep or give to a friend. And, if you want, you may also have a picture of someone you know added to a photo collage in memory and honor of those touched by cancer. The completed collage will be emailed to you, and it will also be featured here. Feel free to submit any comments, quotes, memories, or messages with your picture, as they will also be added to the project. Please email all photos and other contributions to acadia@paris.com.

Everyone who purchases the Sophistique Eau de Toilette Spray not only gets the free earrings and his/her addition to the collage, but all participants are also automatically entered into a contest as well.

A purchase of Sophistique serves as an initial entry, and any additional items purchased serve as additional entries (1 per item). Sophistique and all other mark. products can be found at awebber.mymarkstore.com.

Winners will be determined by a random integer generator. The first person to enter is designated #1, the second to make a purchase is #2, etc.

The prizes are as follows :
1 Grand Prize Winner –
$25 Target gift card
$25 AMC gift card
1 free mark. item of his/her choice
$20 donated in his/her name to a charity of choice
1 Runner-Up -
$20 Target gift card
3 surprise mark. items
$5 donated in his/her name to a charity of choice
3 Other Lucky Winners –
1 surprise mark. item
A friendship bracelet (handmade by me) to keep or give in memory or honor of a loved one

The deadline is October 12, 2009.
The collage will be sent out on October 14, 2009.

* Use one of these promo codes for free shipping: WELCOME or MARKFS25
* Only purchases made at awebber.mymarkstore.com will count as contest entries.
* When you register as a customer on my mark. eBoutique, you will automatically receive a free gift on your birthday, as well as special offers, discounts, and free stuff.


End Abuse - mark. Have a Heart Necklace & Glow Baby Glow Lip Gloss

a perfect gift for someone who cares

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
-William James

If you buy the mark. m.powerment Have a Heart necklace (gold or silver) or a Glow Baby Glow lip gloss (gold or peach), your payment will go toward ending abuse and domestic violence. "Women age 16-24 experience the highest rates of partner violence." Help change this statistic by making a small purchase. Then wear your necklace or lip gloss to support the cause. Spread the word. "M.power" yourselves and others. Give a gift the gives back.

mark. (Have a Heart Necklace), mark. (Glow Baby Glow Lip Gloss), my mark. eBoutique (All mark. Products)


Missing U

a perfect gift for someone you miss

Just think of me and I will be there.
- Richard Reeves

The song "Missing U" by Sunshine Tears is so cute, and it's a great way to remind someone that you're thinking of him/her. Don't let another day go by without letting those you miss and love know how you feel about them. You never know when it'll be too late. An mp3 version of the song can be downloaded via the link at Napptunes.com.


Relax with Enya and The Sound of Music

a perfect gift for a worrier

Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry . . . I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.
- Charlie Brown to Snoopy

This gift set is perfect for someone who lies awake at night thinking of everything that needs to get done, everything that didn't get done, etc. With so many thoughts constantly running through our minds, sometimes music is a great way to calm down. Even if you're not trying to sleep, this pair of music collections is great; the soundtrack to the Sound of Music is so uplifting, while the Only Time collection of Enya songs is very soothing. Cheer up, relax, and enjoy.


Give it a Try - Travel Set & Fragrance Sampler

a perfect gift for an experimenter

- Hugh Prather

This gift set would be ideal for someone who doesn't have a signature scent, who doesn't buy the same products all the time, and who does like to try new things. The mark. Honey Jasmine set includes a scent mist, body butter, and shower wash ($10.99), and the Sephora fragrance sampler comes with 8 different fragrance samples ($40).


Sharpen Your Senses & Pencils - Smencils, Nose Sharpener, Big Bag

a perfect gift for a student 

- Roger Babson

Apparently the smell of mint makes you more alert and aware, so peppermint scented pencils are ideal for test-taking, working, or when you're trying to stay awake. Pair it with a nose pencil sharpener to continue the olfactory theme. And since it's the beginning of a new school year, this metallic weekender bag would be big enough to fit all your books, materials, or smencils :)


Believe in Yourself - Faith Ring & Giving More

a perfect gift for a believer

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined. 
- Henry David Thoreau

Perhaps to love others one must first love oneself. This gift set can inspire one to have faith in oneself, to live life to the fullest, and to help others achieve the same. The ring is inscribed with "Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible." With the purchase of a Tibet Freedom Bracelet ($2.95), $1 goes to help TIbetan nuns living in India. So many other gifts that include donations -- as well as donations alone -- can be found at the breast cancer site store

Observe & Report - Nikon D60 & Pocket Moleskine

a perfect gift for an observer 

- Australian Aboriginal Proverb

This combination of camera and notebook allows one to really capture the "here and now" and make it last forever. So often we spend time observing the world around us, yet the amount of time we spend recording what we experience is comparatively small. With this gift set, you can encourage someone not only to observe, but also to capture what they observe either as a photograph or in words so that the moment is preserved. Give the gift of memories. 


Stay Fresh, Energized, and in Touch - mark. Sprays, Clif Bars, LEGO Walkie Talkies

a perfect gift for an adventurer

- Helen Keller

Life is what you make of it. Some people like to stay in one place for their whole lives, while others prefer to explore. For those who actually enjoy stepping outside of their comfort zones, life is an adventure; this set of gifts would be great for those adventure-seekers. When things get a little messy, they can stay fresh with a grapefruit/kiwi/lemongrass mist spray and a volumizing "next day" hair spray, and a healthy way to keep energized throughout their experiences is by snacking on delicious organic Clif bars. While exploring, they can also keep in touch with another person (within a 1 mile radius) with LEGO walkie talkies