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Life Manifestos {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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With my little brother getting married next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about all the well wishes I have for him and his fiancé in their future home together.  I wish them happiness, love, success, and of course, a happy home!
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I saw this heart-warming family creed poster from Life Manifestos, and thought, “What a wonderful housewarming gift for a newly married couple!”  I had it printed with their last name, and I am so looking forward to their warm response upon receiving the gift.
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I believe in placing positive messages and encouraging home décor in visible places all around the home to inspire and welcome all who see them.  I feel like these manifestos are a perfect way to visually express what a family should be all about!
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Here’s what it says:
We are best friends. In our home you are loved, wanted, appreciated, and cherished no matter what.   You are safe to be vulnerable. To be silly. To vent your frustrations. To share your emotions, struggles, and embarrassments.   We encourage you to dream big, and we do everything possible to make your dreams come true.   We give you confidence to venture into the world and get knocked down. Come back to us. We comfort, heal, and strengthen you. And whisk you back out the door with a smile on your face, the dream glistening in your eyes, courage beating in your heart.   We believe in you. We’re on your team. In your corner. Your biggest fans. Cheering our hearts out for you to reach, strive, leave it all on the field, become who you were born to become.   We are family: united, unbreakable, eternal.
Enjoy this simply beautiful video from Life Manifestos!

This poster fits a 16″ x 20″ frame, and I think it would look great on a fireplace mantle, a living room wall, or even in a home entryway.  I think the colors and font design work well with a variety of home decors.  Here are some other manifestos that I think are also terrific:
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Cheers to the happy couple next week!  I hope this personalized family manifesto inspires the warmest feelings of love between every member of your future family!  (I’ll be taking a 2-week break from giveaways while the wedding craziness ensues!  Take it away, Heather Ann!)
Here is a $10 off coupon code available to our readers/followers to get free personalization on you family manifesto: UNITEDFAMILY

One winner will receive their own Family Manifesto poster!  You will get to personalize it with your own last name to display in your home!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of March 31st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

Keystone Puzzles {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’ve been striking out on the last few dates I’ve planned.  Something has fallen through or plans have been foiled every time I am in charge of date night!  This Valentine’s, however, was finally a success!  We sent each other flowers (hubby got a bonsai for his office), and after a romantic heart-themed dinner, I could hardly contain my excitement to give hubby his Valentine’s gift!  Oh it was PERFECT!  Look at our beyond amazing puzzle from Keystone Puzzles!

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Now this has been a long time coming!  I’ve been working with Karen from Keystone Puzzles for a few weeks, getting this just right!  I thought about making a wedding puzzle for my little brother who just got engaged, but at the time, they were still dating and didn’t have any formal pictures taken yet.  Since my brother has a track record of breaking up with cute girls, we weren’t exactly sure the wedding was gonna go down, and then I would have been re-gifting a priceless puzzle with him and his ex!  The wedding is still on, rest assured, but I am oh so selfishly glad I made a wedding puzzle for us instead!  I’m thinking of the years decades that this will be in our family!  I can imagine our children putting it together, and even our grandchildren pulling it out.  Is this not priceless in every way?

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The personalized touches are heart-warming.  Look at these!  My home-state Ohio, and my husband’s Idaho!  A star for how we met, a heart because we’re so in love (duh!), and a key to eachother’s heart (and for Keystone Puzzles)!  Could there be a more perfect gift?

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We spent probably a good 15-20 minutes putting this 8″x10″ puzzle together, while we whispered sweet nothings into each other’s ear.  Haha, just kidding, we actually spent nearly the whole time admiring every hand-cut piece and expressing how much work must have gone into this!  These are not your average puzzles, ok; these are tricky!  I love a good challenge, and the intricate cutting styles of Keystone Puzzles give you a little healthy brain exercise.  I can only imagine the enjoyable evening putting together a 150 piece puzzle would be.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen Keystone Puzzle’s handiwork.  Remember my review from November?

You cannot deny that wedding season is upon us.  I’m slaving away every night sewing up bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen vests.  Everyone getting married this spring/summer should consider one of these personalized guest book puzzles!  Imagine the timeless keepsake every guest could contribute into making for the happy couple.  If you can dream it, Keystone Puzzles can make it.  These puzzles can have piece counts up to 200+ pieces and dimensions up to 20″ X 36″, and there are dozens of sizes and choices to choose from.

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Because everything is hand-crafted by Karen from start to finish, from the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania, anything is possible!  You could incorporate your own personally-meaningful figural pieces into each custom puzzle, such as any of these below:

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Have you thought of the perfect puzzle you’d like to create?

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One lucky winner will get the opportunity to create a small photo puzzle (much like mine pictured above) or $75 off a larger puzzle!  What a treasure!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Friday, March 1st 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 Keystone Puzzles, but all opinions are strictly my own

Tabletops Unlimited Porcelain Bread Basket {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I used to teach Home-Ec, right?  And one of the topics I taught was hospitality–how to treat your guests, how to eat at a 5-star restaurant, how to set the table, etc.  We focused a lot on table settings, and I loved stressing the importance of setting out your finest dishes when you are serving guests!  With two tornadoes in the house, our fine serveware is slowly disappearing into higher and higher shelves, but when company comes over, I pull out the good stuff!  You know, matching plates, real cups, and most recently, my beautiful new porcelain bread basket from Tabletops Unlimited!

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Tabletops Unlimited carries the most beautiful collections of cast iron, non-stick, porcelain, dinnerware sets, and bone china.  Not to mention tools, cookware, bakeware, serveware, dinnerware, storage, and organization!  Talk about a one stop shop for all your kitchen needs!  (And what a great place to shop for wedding gifts!)  Here are some lovely pieces of serveware that Tabletops Unlimited carries:

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I had the privilege of reviewing two beautiful porcelain bread baskets from Tabletops Unlimited!  Beautiful, beautiful!  The fantastic thing about high fired porcelain is that it can be a great hot or cold conductor.  You could preheat this basket in the oven and then pull it out with the rolls to keep them warm on the table.  You could also chill it in the freezer to keep fruit or treats cold.  They are resistant to thermal shock (so they won’t shatter with sudden temperature changes), and are quite durable!

IMG_1978And they are just so pretty!  I decided these bread baskets were too lovely to keep stored away for only when company comes, so they have become our fruit bowls that are always out on our counter tops.  The large basket holds a LOT of fruit, and the aerated holes help keep the fruit from spoiling.  These baskets are not as high maintenance as you might think!  As I mentioned, they are oven, freezer, microwave, AND dishwasher safe!  Music to my ears!

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I keep thinking about how this would be such a great wedding gift idea!  I imagine every young married couple would love such an intricate basket in their kitchen, or even as a trinket basket used for home decor.  Tabletops Unlimited sells these bread baskets here for $19.99!

And one lucky winner is going to win a set of their own porcelain bread baskets!

Be sure to follow Tabletops Unlimited on facebook!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Saturday, February 16th 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 Tabletops Unlimited, but all opinions are strictly my own

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