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Marilyn’s Keepsakes {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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You all are probably quite sick and tired of me talking wedding-this and wedding-that.  It was just so much fun to be a part of it all, and I really haven’t been so closely involved with another wedding since my own, so it brought back so many memories.  There’s something about a wedding that reminds you of when you fell in love yourself!  Here are the lovebirds:ER2C8340-L

And here are their biggest fans:

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Everything was perfect in every way!  What a beautiful day it was!

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And wedding season has just begun!  Spring weddings are popping up left and right, and no doubt you know of or are attending one soon.  If you’re scrambling to think up the perfect gift for the happy couple, may I suggest a few meaningful and customizable gifts from Marilyn’s Keepsakes?  Marilyn’s Keepsakes specializes in a grand number of beautiful products for weddings and anniversaries, and specifically their collection of Champagne Flutes & Cake Server Sets!

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There are quite a few customized gift favorites of mine already, and I’m taking mental note for the next time we have a wedding around here, which may not be too far in the distant future.  I have seven brothers, after all, and only the first one is married off.  The next one to tie the knot is getting this classy and modern set of Contemporary Champagne Flutes!  And since we Mormons don’t drink, they’re getting an accompanying bottle of sparkling cider 🙂

IMG_3269 copy These glasses are beautiful!  I really love the white print and the chunky lower-case letters look so modern and crisp–nothing too flowery, feminine or fancy, and just holding these flutes makes me feel important.  These measure 10.5 inches tall and hold up to 8 oz.  Wouldn’t it be fun to pull these out again every year on your anniversary?

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If you are planning a wedding, or planning on getting a rock on your finger soon, check out The Best Wedding Blog Ever, brought to you by Marilyn’s Keepsakes.

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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 Contemporary Champagne Flutes!

The Contemporary Champagne Flutes can be engraved vertically with a block custom line (max of 12 characters) on each flute.

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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 April 27th 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 Marilyn’s Keepsakes, but all opinions are strictly my own

Marilyn’s Keepsakes {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

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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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Keystone Puzzles {Review}

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Recently I have been rediscovering the simple joy of puzzles!  If you have a toddler in the house, you know how they can be a treasured play toy from a very early age.  “Rocket” was not really a fan for the longest time, and it kind of broke my heart because I wanted him to find the same enjoyment that I found in puzzles as a little girl.  With time, he has come around and we’ve enjoyed pulling out and finishing new puzzles together.  Maybe it had to do with getting the right puzzles–you know, ones with cars and trucks.

Puzzles are practically ageless, aren’t they?  You see them in preschools, you see them in nursing homes.  Heck, my family of all ages will sit around a card table and put together 500-piece puzzles all during Christmas break!  If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, unique, and personalized puzzle for your family and your home, Keystone Puzzles has some beautiful creations!

Karen, the puzzlecutter from Keystone Puzzles, creates all her puzzles herself from start to finish, from the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania.   What is so unique about Keystone Puzzles is all of the intricate cutting styles.  Here is the standard cut, which is already pretty fantastic.  Can you spot the cute figural piece?

Keystone Puzzles has an impressive number of figurals that can be incorporated into each custom puzzle.  How neat to have these incorporated as puzzle pieces!

Every piece is meticulously cut by hand, one piece at a time, with the tiniest cuts!  Here is the beautiful spiral cut.

These artistic pieces are crazy!!  No two puzzles are ever the same!  Truly unique.

Keystone puzzles can also do continuous, long arm, non-interlocking, butterfly, enhanced spiral, grid, and combination cuts.

They can also incorporate color-line cutting, disguised edge pieces, and trick edge pieces!  They can do dropouts (like the “I Love You” in my mini puzzle below), dropout/figural combinations, and sculpted edges!  Fancy, schmancy!

Karen sent me a mini puzzle so I could see for myself how intricately beautiful these puzzles are.  The first thing I noticed was the high quality wood.  The pieces are made from a 1/4″ 5-ply birch plywood, which is extremely strong, and the combination of maple and birch gives the pieces a lovely contrasted look from the side.

This mini puzzle took me almost over 5 minutes to solve!  I love that!  I can only imagine the thrilling challenge a large puzzle 18 or 19 inches in length would be!  With all the unexpected cuts and designs, what a cozy evening of puzzle-doing you could have!

Everything was sanded smooth and tied so cute in a box.  In fact, included with every puzzle purchase is a storage box to hold and protect your puzzle!  The large puzzles come with a handmade solid wood box with a sliding lid, and stained and finished!  Talk about a heirloom that will last for generations!!

You must go take a look at all the incredible creations in Karen’s shop!  There are some exquisite creations that would be PERFECT for wedding gifts or even family reunions!

Go take a look for yourself at all the beautiful things Karen makes in her Etsy shop!

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