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The way for a house to feel like a home, for me, is to decorate it a way that represents you! My husband and I have moved every summer then come back to Utah and find a new house to live in for 8 months. So the joys of renting come with a lot of rules. Most of our houses we were allowed to paint, but I knew we would be leaving in a few short months, so why bother putting all the time and effort into it. Well, this time we are actually keeping the house we are living in and enjoying it longer then 8 months!! I was stoked! That meant being able to put time into our little house to make it ours!

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Cutting Edge Stencils is AMAZING! Seriously guys! I was always scared of stenciling since my good friend had a bad experience with it. So I started to look into decals and just couldn’t find any I liked. Cutting Edge Stencils has a so many stencils to choose from that I sat in front of my computer for a couple days trying to pick one out I wanted to use in my house.

Greg Swisher and Jana Makaeva created Cutting Edge Stencils to be simple and easy to use for any “DIY-er” They love the concept of doing/redoing furniture and other items yourself. Adding a Cutting Edge Stencil is an easy way to spice up anything!

Instead of just sharing a bunch of facts, I am going to let you into my home and tell you how using a Cutting Edge Stencil went for me 🙂

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This is the wall you see right when you walk into my living room. Welcome! We have two big windows that let in gorgeous light but this dark red wall was just sucking it all up. So, I knew it was the perfect space to use my Cutting Edge Stencil.

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I picked out the Tamara Trellis Moroccan stencil and it came with everything I would need to make it look fab! The kit came with my stencil, that seriously was massive! And a top part stencil for the ceiling and hard to get spots. A small paint roller, detailed stenciling instructions, a leveler, and a small paint brush to get those hard spots.

I then watched the instruction video. I was determined for this to turn out perfect! I ended up watching a few of their videos 1. because they are so short and 2. they explain everything so well that I knew it wouldn’t hurt to get some more practice.

Here are the videos that I watched:

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html#basic

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html#accent

Watch them! They will save you so many mistakes and time!

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I primed my wall first (3 coats to get red of that dark maroon color) and then called a friend over, turned on some music (actually Disney channel for the baby haha) and then went to town!

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My friend that helped me was the one who had a horrible experience with stenciling. She was amazed at how easy Cutting Edge Stencil was. There was no bleeding (which was the part we were nervous for) and we finished this in 2 nights, spending about 4-5 hours each night on it.

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I used a gorgeous Turquoise color (yep, the color was called Turquoise haha how original!) And I kept the background the white primer color. I am so amazed and excited with the finishing product! I am trying to figure out what else I want to stencil in my house. I am thinking my bedroom is next hehe. I was really nervous to do this because I am a very impatient person when it comes to crafting. I tear the tape off to soon or put the picture up before it’s even dry. With Cutting Edge Stencils, it dries so quickly that there is no waiting around for that first layer to dry. We just kept going and were sad when we couldn’t finish it in one night (babies get really tired after 10:00. hehe oops 🙂 )

I am thinking for my next room I want to use one of these stencils. I actually have about 5 others I am having a hard time choosing from, but I’ll save you my obsession 😉

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So here’s the amazing part! Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away one stencil up to $50 value! Guys, that’s way more then half of their collection. You’re going to know exactly how I feel when I say I have about 4839 favorites!! So start entering below!

Chevron tote bag from Snatch ‘n Dash. TWO winners! {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Have I got a fantastic giveaway for you…  One that’s fantastically dandy even.  I mean TWO winners makes it that fantastically dandy.  There’s a new daily deals website coming very soon (launching June 1st) and it’s the business behind this great giveaway.  For starters, what’s Snatch ‘n Dash?  This particular deal site is going to offer a variety of daily deals.  Think load of women’s accessories:  Jewelry, scarves, and handbags.  Plus, Snatch ‘n Dash will bring you discounts on home decor, children’s items, and clothing.  Everyone loves discounts!

And now…

Are you ready for this giveaway???

Snatch ‘n Dash is giving away TWO personalized monogram chevron tote bags.

One for each winner!  (Enter on the Rafflecopter below.)   Check out all the colors the winners will get to select from:

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Do you have your own online shop?  Well, then you might want to contact Snatch ‘n Dash!  Right now they are accepting new vendors and their commission fees are lower than other daily boutique deal sites.  So it’s a win-win!  To inquire about vendor opportunities email:  snatchvendors@gmail.com

*This giveaway is open to US entries only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 7th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Snatch ‘n Dash, but all opinions are strictly my own.
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Whooz Vinyl Labels {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Every once in a while an invention comes along that is so brilliant that we all scratch our heads and wonder, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?!?” This pacifier from RazBaby that shuts when it falls to the ground is one, this PaintZoom is another, and this ArmPocket Armband for running is one of many, many amazing products that come out every day that make our lives so much easier (lucky for you, a giveaway for ArmPocket is coming later this year!). And today’s giveaway is no exception!

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Whooz? Vinyl Labels for iDevices was designed to solve the problem of lost, stolen or “borrowed” cords and cables for iDevices. Have you ever tried to find your charger for your iPhone or iPad in a  messy sea of cables, cords, chargers and earbuds? This is our “technology drawer” in our desk and it’s a pretty frightening place. And if we’re looking for a specific cable in a hurry, forget about it!

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Whooz? Vinyl Labels solves that problem by personalizing your cords and color coordinating them so they’re easily identifiable, no matter where they are. I was sent a set of vinyl labels for the iPad and iPod/iPhone. Each pack of labels comes with four designs: Isaac, Cat Lady, Jeff and Britney for the iPad; and Rico, Cindy, Charlene and Dexter for the iPhone/iPod. (They also sell sets of plain colors, but I think the characters are much more fun!) So not only do you get your choice of which awesome person you’d like to deck out your gear in, but if you are a family of iPhone/iPod/iPad users, you can all have your own rad set of stickers!

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I used the Britney labels for my iPad cords and accessories. Each character has a description and I love Britney’s the best: “She carries a notebook full of her ‘work’ and calls herself a hiphop artist. Britney can throw down a good beat, but we’re still waiting to hear an actual song.” Ha! I love that this company doesn’t take itself seriously 🙂 Here’s what Britney looks like when assembled.

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I love the tongue that sticks out at you! The labels come with clear instructions and were really easy to put on. I had a little trouble getting the earbuds covers to flatten, but other than that everything worked great. The vinyl is good quality and shouldn’t rub or peel off easily. I love the way they look; I will NEVER have a hard time finding my charger cords or earbuds in a sea of cables again!

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Whether you need these labels to keep your whole family’s device cables straight or you just want to add a little personality to your cables, these labels are definitely worth the low price tag! Whooz? Labels can be purchased online at WhoozIzIt.com and a set of four is just $12.95. They also sell a Global cable set for those of you overseas for the same price, and if you’re a Macbook user, you’re in luck: they are designing a set of labels for Macbooks which will launch January 2014. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to hear about the latest news, deals and shenanigans!

One winner will get a set of Whooz? iPhone/iPod Labels AND a set of iPad Labels!

**Because I was sent the winner’s prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via PayPal invoice.  The labels are light and shouldn’t be more than a few dollars.**

 

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of October 28th, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Whooz? Vinyl Labels, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Pink Sparkle Design {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I realized just a couple of days ago that this is the first time I’ve really had the chance to actually prepare for a baby to come!  With my first son, I was working full-time and teaching college classes at night through most of my pregnancy; I went on maternity leave about a month early with the idea of spending those last few weeks to get everything ready to go because we only had a car seat (not installed…) and the crib set up (thank heavens!).  Well, I started maternity leave on a Monday, went in for my weekly appointment on Tuesday where I found out that I was in active labor, and had a baby before the sun came up on Wednesday.  !!

With my second son, we had moved from California to Florida for a five-month training that ended when I was seven months pregnant.  We moved here to North Carolina when I was 33 weeks pregnant, pulled our things out of storage and moved into our house, and didn’t spend all that much time doing much outside of getting essentials ready for the baby, just in case he was planning to arrive early, too.  This time, though, I’ve spent the past week washing and drying baby clothes, setting out blankets and new burp cloths, and getting the nursery ready for a baby to come.  I’ve been able to think more about the little things that I wanted to do or have done, and I’ve been able to work on lots of last-minute projects that I’m sure I won’t have time to do in just a couple of weeks.

One of those things that I’ve wanted to do was have some fun shirts for the boys to wear when we leave the hospital.  My oldest has been so involved in this pregnancy, and he talks all the time about having a new baby brother to love.  While my two-year-old probably is in for the shock of his life, he also walks around carrying the baby’s blanket and rubbing/kissing my belly.  It’s amazing how much more exciting it is to have a baby when you have others in the home who are excited, too!

I’ve been looking for a while for some shirts, and one of the things that I wanted was a “middle brother” shirt.  Are you looking for one, too??  Well, let me save you the time — there aren’t any.  Or, the ones that I found have some weird character that no one knows screen printed on the shirt in the background.  Weird.  And definitely NOT what I had in mind.

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I turned to Etsy to see what would be available there, and I came across Pink Sparkle Designs, which specializes in personalizing anything from shirts to water bottles to sunglasses cases using vinyl!  I hadn’t considered the idea of making my own shirts for my boys, but this was the perfect solution for a non-crafty person such as myself to have a cute personalized product for an incredibly reasonable price.  The heat transfer vinyl is custom made in personalized colors and with custom wording to fit your needs.  I was sent three different vinyl designs:  Big Brother, Middle Brother, and Little Brother

I LOVE THEM!

They’re durable and easily transferred, and the colors are incredibly bright and vivid.  I haven’t washed them yet for fear that I’ll do something wrong and mess everything up, but the instructions from Pink Sparkle Designs are clear and easy to understand.  I can’t wait to have the boys wear the shirts with these heat-transfer vinyl on them, and I’m especially looking forward to the photo shoot we’ll have afterwards.  🙂

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Little Brother, Middle Brother, OR Big Brother DIY Iron On Decal

And if you have a sister in your family:

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Little Sister, Middle Sister, OR Big Sister DIY Iron On Decal

While Pink Sparkle Designs offers vinyl that you can transfer yourself, they also offer ready-made products for an incredibly reasonable price.  Check out these fun ideas:

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Chevron Personalized 2 inch Key Chain

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Cake Dessert Carrier Personalized Zebra & Pink

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Mickey OR Minnie Mouse Kids Water Bottle Personalized

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Chevron Large Cooler Tote Personalized

One Dandy reader will win a $25 Gift Card to use at Pink Sparkle Designs!  Enter below to win!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S.  entries  only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be  drawn  no later than the evening of August 24th and will be emailed within  24  hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new  winner will  be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were  sponsored  by Pink Sparkle Designs, but all opinions  are  strictly my own. 

Vizardz {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Even from my pregnancies with them, my two boys have been exact opposites — with one I craved oranges and string cheese, while with the other I craved chocolate oranges and Nerds.  One of my sweet boys is sensitive with lots of emotion while the other is more rough and tumble.  One of them never took to dinosaurs and transportation (try as I might!), and the other in love with both dinosaurs and transportation right now.

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Vizardz offers some great personalized items that have transferred a photograph onto a 2.5D picture.  “2.5D pictures combine a three-dimensional topography with your two-dimensional digital photographs and images.  This combination adds depth, texture, and contrast to breathe life into your ordinary photos.  When light is applied to a Vizardz 2.5D picture, the stunning beauty of our technique is demonstrated, rendering the image in 3D.  These 2.5D pictures are available as Night Lights, Ornaments, and Light Boxes.”

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Light Boxes

In addition to these personalized items, Vizardz also offers ready-to-buy nightlights featuring the art of Johnathan West.

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Owl Night Light

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Castle Night Light

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Firetruck Night Light

Can you guess which one is in my little boy’s room right now?  Yep, this cute fire truck — I had opened the box when it arrived while he was napping, and he saw it when he woke up and immediately wanted to turn it on.  (**In a cute aside note that might only appeal to his mom/grandmas/aunts, he also looked over the top of the 2.5D picture to see the light bulb, then he turned to me with squinty eyes from the brightness of the light.  Adorable!)

One Dandy reader will win a one of the Vizardz 2.5D Designer Night Lights — design of the winner’s choice!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 16th, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Vizardz, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Something About Silver {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I love to follow blogs on Google Reader, and one friend posted a blog entry with a picture of her new necklace a couple of weeks ago.  It was a small charm of her husband’s first initial on a delicate chain – simple but meaningful, and I wanted one, too!

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Something About Silver offers the exact type of necklace I was coveting, and I jumped at the chance to review one similar to my friend’s.  After a quick e-mail conversation about what I wanted, my perfect necklace was in the mail and on my doorstep just a couple of days later.  Extremely fast shipping, and amazing customer service!  I absolutely loved the packaging – it came in the most adorable box tied with ribbon, and the necklace was placed in a bag inside that box.  I put my necklace on immediately after receiving it in the mail and have worn it every day since.

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This would be the PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift, and after browsing through the Something About Silver website, I found a variety of other meaningful gifts for family members and friends for any holiday.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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I love the idea of a personalized ring, and I especially loved these Stacking Rings with names hand-stamped on each one individually.

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I also love the versatility of the Circle of Love Bracelet that could be used for either a mom or a grandmother.

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I especially loved the choices for men — it can be tricky to find thoughtful, tear-inducing gifts for them!  This Dad Keychain could also work as a great Grandparents’ Day gift, or could be given to a brother or new father.

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And, for the musician in us all — the hand-stamped Guitar Pick.  🙂

All of the jewelry and gifts from Something About Silver are handmade and the personalization is hand-stamped, making these items even more meaningful.  Head over to Something About Silver to check out their wide selection of amazing jewelry, then head back here to enter to win!

ALL DANDY READERS CAN USE THE COUPON CODE DGM10 FOR 10 PERCENT OFF PURCHASES AT SOMETHING ABOUT SILVER!  HAPPY SHOPPING!

One Dandy reader will win a necklace from Something About Silver, and the winner has a choice of three:

1.       Tiny initial block letter necklace on a delicate chain in choice of sterling silver or gold filled. (shown above)
2.       Tiny heart on a delicate chain in choice of sterling silver or gold filled.
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3.       Hand Stamped bar necklace with the word LOVE or another word of your choice in sterling silver or gold filled.
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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.
** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 9th, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Something About Silver, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Citrus Lane {Review}

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The doorbell ringing and knowing it is the box of something you’ve been waiting for: magical.  Knowing that in said box is surprise of goodies for your little one, tailored to his age and stage, hand-picked, and full of favorites you and baby are going to love: very magical!

logo@2xJust such a box arrived on our doorstep today!  I honestly had no idea what to expect, and hoped that one or two things inside would be age-appropriate for “Little Brother”, so that we could use it today.  As soon as I saw the Veggie Puffs and cute nested bowls, and thought, “How did they KNOW?!”  The baby is all about eating right now, and can’t seem to get enough of whatever is in sight, and I had just put on my shopping list to go out and get these little puffs.  I was so excited to pull out more treats from this “Fun with Food”-themed box from Citrus Lane! IMG_1742

Within minutes, I had the baby in his high chair ready to try out these cute snack bowls and puffs.  The bowls are the perfect size for everything!  I used some for my toddler’s dinner and was so pleased with their durability, especially after one was dropped onto the floor without a scratch.  Certainly “tough enough to handle anything junior can dish out”.

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We also got a Goodbyn snack container (cheery, lightweight, and perfect for a mother of two who don’t yet know how to share), a Grapes Fruit & Veggie toy by Under the Nile (adorable, organic, and baby-friendly), and a Juice Beauty Nutrient Moisturizer for me!  Thanks Citrus Lane!

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The idea behind Citrus Lane is providing caregivers with a box of “best-of”s, a collection of highly recommended, favorite brand foods, toys, and supplies to mothers and babies without marketing gimmicks or paid placements.

Here’s how it works: First you select a plan that works for you–a monthly, 3-month, or a 6-month subscription.  Then you get to personalize the box by selecting your child’s age (from newborn to THREE!).  Your box of surprises is delivered every month, free shipping!  All of the products are mom-approved, and can be purchased on the Citrus Lane’s online shop.

 Here’s was August’s box of delights:

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And guess what–Citrus Lane can offer you $10 off your purchase when you purchase through this link: HERE

Connect with Citrus Lane:

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 *This posting was sponsored by Citrus Lane, but all opinions are strictly my own

The Birthday Times {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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When we were Skyping with my mom the other night, she told my four-year-old that Papa will be turning 50 years old this year — and now, it’s all he can talk about!  He mentions it randomly in the car, when we’re running errands, during dinner, whenever he gets a chance.  He thinks it’s just the coolest thing.

For a milestone birthday like this one, we’d love to get something memorable that would show him how much the world has changed.  The Birthday Times is a great gift for anyone to see what exactly was happening the day he/she was born!

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The great thing about The Birthday Times is that you can create the newspaper for the date you need immediately — you plug in the name and birthdate, and within seconds, you can preview the newspaper with specific world events.

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For only $3.99, you can receive the high-resolution document as a PDF and then print it out as many times as you’d like.

Head on over to The Birthday Times to preview your own personalized newspaper and also to send one to friends, then head back here and enter to win FIVE FREE PERSONALIZED NEWSPAPERS from The Birthday Times!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, January 26th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by The Birthday Times, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Marilyn’s Keepsakes {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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When I was first married, I wanted to stamp my new name on everything.  I wanted monogrammed towels, I wanted a doormat with our last name on it, I wanted new checks immediately!  Who doesn’t love seeing their name stitched in, stamped on, or printed on just about anything?!  Especially when you’re a newlywed!

Marilyn’s Keepsakes specializes in a grand number of beautiful products for weddings and anniversaries, and specifically their personalized gifts!  Here are some of my favorites:

One of the gifts they carry is this attractive Personalized Nantucket Tote.  These totes are made from 100% natural jute and feature two sturdy, grommet leather handles, a top zipper closure, and an interior zippered pocket.  They come in a variety of lovely colors and can be personalized free with your name or monogram!

Marilyn’s Keepsakes sent me my own navy blue tote, and I think it will make a great picnic bag.  I appreciate the flat bottom design so it will stay upright when set on the floor.  I think it is made with great construction, and that it is a perfect size.  The handles are surprising soft on the inside and it feels like it could carry hefty load without a problem.  I’m excited to give it to someone special for Christmas!

Who doesn’t love a personalized gift?  Something that is yours, only yours, and everyone knows it.  By the way, if you are planning a wedding, or planning on getting a rock on your finger for Christmas, you must check out The Best Wedding Blog Ever, brought to you by Marilyn’s Keepsakes.  I can’t get over the post about a shark-inspired wedding!  What?!

You can follow Marilyn’s Keepsakes on Facebook HERE, and follow them on twitter HERE.

Also, you can see some terrific videos on their YouTube channel!  I’m not even close to planning a wedding myself, and I couldn’t keep from watching several of their videos.  I’m loving that DIY paper pennant bunting!

One lucky winner will win their own Personalized Nantucket Tote in your choice of color!

It can be embroidered with your own personalized script monogram or a block name in white, light tan, sage, medium pink, red, navy, brown, or black thread!  What a lovely Christmas gift!

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Get personal with Alli’s Originals

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I’m about to share with you a great tip for holiday shopping, but first…  Happy Black Friday to all!  Please say you are reading this from the comfort of your own home and not on your phone in some store line somewhere.  If you are in line somewhere then get out of line now and go back home.  😉   I’ll admit that I’ve taken part in two Black Friday excursions in my lifetime.  The getting up at 3am to go shopping type of excursions.  Never again.  Repeat after me.  It’s. Not. Worth. It.  Basically it boils down to this.  That 50 inch television for $100?  There’s only like five of ’em in the store.  To even have the slightest possibility of getting your paws on one would mean camping out for at least 24 hours.  Your Thanksgiving dinner would have been consumed on the sidewalk in front of the store.  Never going to happen.

What did awakening at 3am get me in years past?  Hmmm…  A really great deal on a set of plastic storage containers that I didn’t really need.  Then there was that really great deal on a craft cutter that I’ve used maybe twice.  Oh and the $2 DVDs and $5 jammies that I thought would make great gifts…  Yeah those just screamed, “I didn’t really know what to get you, so I bought you the $2 DVD and $5 PJs at the Black Friday sale”.

The only deal items I could actually get my hands on were things that I bought solely out of spontaneity.  I didn’t really need the items, so I spent money just to spend it!  And I got up at 3am to do it!!!  (Being awake that early also contributed to my lack of shopping judgment.)  The aftermath?  I felt disgusting and groggy for the rest of the day (very much like pulling an all nighter in college) and vowed to never do that again.

How exactly do I shop now for holiday gifts?  Well, this year I’d say that I’m about 90% done with the people on my list and up to this point I’ve purchased everything online.  I love to online shop. I t’s so much easier than running around from store to store.  Everything is right there at my fingertips on the world wide web.  Plus, with online shopping you can make gifts so much more personal.  Don’t give out the $2 DVDs and $5 jammies.  Actually put some thought into the gift.  Like with a piece of personalized jewelry.

Alli Grosberg from Alli’s Originals is actually sending me this gem for gift giving:

Now the person whom the above is for might be reading this posting, so I can’t tell you exactly what I’m going to do with it.  But…  I promise there will be a follow up posting to fill you in.  😉

Alli’s Originals is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts.  The place to find a gift that really lets the recipient know you put some thought into it.  Not at all like those DVDs and jammies.  🙂    Alli creates gorgeous hand stamped jewelry:

 

 

 

Even keychains:

So Alli’s Originals is truly the place to find that personal gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

I cannot wait to tell you what I’m doing with that forever heart, but I’ll keep it top secret for now.  Stay tuned…

*This posting was sponsored by Alli’s Originals, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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