Nov 26, 2014

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Holiday 2014: DIY Advent Calendar with Freckled Fawn Very Merry Embellishment Kit

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freckled fawn very merry kit SIDE Holiday 2014: DIY Advent Calendar with Freckled Fawn Very Merry Embellishment KitWe jumped at the chance to create a project using Freckled Fawn‘s new Very Merry Embellishment Kit! Thanks to Freckled Fawn we received the kit in late October and have been dreaming up ways to use their products every since.

The Very Merry Embellishment Kit contains:

+ A set of two thin washi tapes

+ A sheet of chipboard stickers

+ A package of large wood chip numbers (1-31)

+ A set of silver paper clips

+ A package of cork shapes

+ A sheet of tiny rhinestone stars

+ A sheet of epoxy stickers

+ A sheet of gold foil label stickers

+ A package of glitter metal snowflake stickers

+ A gold glitter bow

+ A set of resin presents

+ A gold star zipper pouch

The kit retails for $34.99 and is perfect for the holidays! It’s a great gift for scrapbookers, crafters and holiday decorators. The wooden numbers were perfect for making a spectacular advent calendar.

To make our DIY advent calendar, you’ll need:

+ wooden tray with 24 compartments (we found ours at Michael’s for under $15)
+ scrap book paper (we used 4 different colors/patterns)
+ Freckled Fawn Very Merry Embellishment Kit

Simply paint or stain your wooden compartment tray, cut paper squares to fit the bottom of the tray (ours were 2 7/8″ square), decoupage squares to tray and add/glue embellishments to taste. We painted our numbers with Martha Stewart gold acrylic paint and added a little gold mica powder to each square for a little holiday sparkle.

If you like their holiday kit, you’ll love their monthly embellishment kit club. Click here for all the details!

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.

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Nov 25, 2014

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Holiday 2014: Old Factory Candles, Made in the USA! + Giveaway!

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old factory candle review1 Holiday 2014: Old Factory Candles, Made in the USA! + Giveaway!We were recently given the opportunity to test out
Old Factory Candles, a made in the USA candle brand that is sweeping the internet with it’s smart soy candle combinations…

First of all the packaging is adorable. There is no wasted space in the cardboard box (7.5″ x 2″ x 2.25″) which is a thrill to see in a world where over-sized shipping boxes are the norm. Upon pulling out the candles from their cardboard cradle, you can’t help but smile when you see “candles make people happy” and “share the happiness with someone today” printed on the bottom below the left and right candles (see pic above).

The candles are all packaged in a glass container with a sleek black plastic top. A label affixed to the bottom clearly shows the fragrance and size while a kraft logo label adorns the front and sides (see pic left). Each of the candles in the set of 3 are 2 oz. and of course they smell amazing! These candles might be small in size (2″) but they burn cleanly and evenly and maintain their scent for 20 hours each!

Old Factory Candles are hand poured in the USA, made with natural soy, contain cotton paper wicks and pure fragrance oils. Old Factory Candles are a perfect gift for party hosts, travelers, holiday and more! Each set of three is priced at $25.00, and Amazon Prime members receive free shipping too! Just check out all of their amazing combinations…

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Would you like to win a set of your own? Simply enter using the Raffle Copter widget below.
We’ll pick a winner (US only/18+) next Tuesday, December 2nd.

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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.

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Nov 24, 2014

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Mindful Mondays: Celebrating Diversity in Young Girls Around the World with BeautyGap

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BeautyGap’s mission is to celebrate young girls of color. While working and teaching in Ghana, BeautyGap‘s founder, Amber M. Koonce, noticed that the girls all played with Caucasian, blond hair, blue eyed dolls that westerners had donated. Amber was troubled after having “frequent conversations with these young girls in which they would express a desire to look more Western. Skin bleach was popular among the girls, and attempts to manipulate the appearance of ones hair and skin was commonplace.” Since 2009, BeautyGap has distributed over 300 dolls worldwide.

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Nov 18, 2014

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Holiday 2014: Encourage Imaginative Play and STEM Development with Build & Imagine Toys for Girls and Boys

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build and imagine review 1 Holiday 2014: Encourage Imaginative Play and STEM Development with Build & Imagine Toys for Girls and BoysWe are so excited to bring you a new toy we’ve been testing for Holiday 2014. Build & Imagine was funded on Kickstarter, was nominated for ASTRA’s “Best Toy For Kids” award, and was recognized by Common Sense Media as a “STEM for girls” trendsetter.
Build & Imagine is geared for ages 4-8, affordable and built to last.

There are currently three sets available for pre-order. Day at the Beach ($39.99), Marine Rescue Center ($49.99) and Malia’s Beach House ($59.99). Use code STORYWALLS to receive free shipping on all pre-orders.

We received the Day at the Beach set that includes 10 double-sided full color magnetic panels (6 squares and 4 triangles), a boy and a girl doll and 40 magnetic accessories (clothes, pets, beach gear etc.) The set is packed flat in it’s cardboard box which is perfect for storage and travel. Each panel includes enclosed magnets which makes it easy for your child to snap panels together in different formations. They will quickly become an architect and designer right before your eyes! The dolls and accessories are sturdy and will stand up to frequent use. The small details like working plastic windows and doors are a unique touch that elevates each set.

Build & Imagine creatively teaches kids about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Your child can easily create 3D storywalls for endless hours of fun! Easier to use and more engaging than building blocks, Build & Imagine is a toy that keeps on giving. Additional sets can link to existing sets creating a collection that will last from generation to generation.

This is a great holiday gift for children ages 4-8 that siblings, parents and grandparents won’t mind playing with either!

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Nov 17, 2014

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Mindful Mondays: Freedom for the Poor with International Justice Mission

IJM International Justice Mission Logo Mindful Mondays: Freedom for the Poor with International Justice MissionIf you are looking for a great non-profit to donate to this holiday season, consider International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM rescues people of the developing world caught in the cycle of violence, human trafficking, slavery and more. They give support like shelter, food, therapy and life skills to those they have rescued. They not only address the good but hold the criminals to their actions. This creates a stronger justice system and decreases violence. Click here to learn more and how to get involved.

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Nov 13, 2014

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The Gifting Experts’ Julie Kenney Shares Her Top Gift Tips and Picks For Holiday Shopping This Season for T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods

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So EXCITED and HONORED to announce…

Gifting Expert To The Stars, Julie Kenney, Shares Her Top Gift Tips And Picks For Holiday Shopping This Season… 
T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods are the ultimate gift-giving destinations with an incredible selection of gifts at amazing prices! #BestGiftEver #ad

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