Julie’s Picks: Custom Picture Puzzles by Piczzle + Giveaway!


juliespicks_piczzle_custom_photo_puzzleDisclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I recently received a custom picture puzzle by Piczzle and I am thrilled with the results! The process could not be easier!
You can choose from vertical or horizontal orientation and fun shapes like circles and hearts. Simply choose your desired shape, add up to 2 lines of text and upload your photo.
Piczzle will turn your pictures into puzzles!

I chose a family photo that my boys would have fun putting together. I received the standard cardboard piece picture puzzle (medium size/48 piece), but you can also order an heirloom wood base puzzle for a special occasion. The cardboard pieces are very durable and fit together easily. The picture was also printed at a high quality resolution with good color.

My boys really enjoyed putting together the custom picture puzzle. The coordinating photo box is really handy for keeping everything organized. It’s definitely an activity that is great for quality family time.

Piczzle is a great gift for upcoming Spring/Summer weddings (use their engagement picture personalized with their wedding date), it’s small enough to add to your luggage for Spring Break activities and even a great gift for Grandparents for upcoming Mother’s/Father’s Day! 


Want to try out Piczzle? Piczzle is graciously giving away a small sized picture puzzle to one of our lucky readers! Enter the giveaway below and earn extra entries for sharing the giveaway with your friends and family! Find Piczzle Photo Puzzles on Facebook and Piczzle Photo Puzzles on YouTube.

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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.

Julie’s Picks: The Original Loom Boom


Do you have kids that are obsessed with making and trading bracelets from their Rainbow Loom? If so, you’ll need to add The Original Loom Boom to their room accessories. This simple invention displays your child’s handmade bracelets (over 40!) and encourages creativity. It also has bays at the bottom to organize additional rubber bands. It’s only $9.99, plus order online and you can choose in store pick up at your local Toys R Us. This is a great gift for Valentine’s Day or for all of classmate parties you’ll be invited to this year.

Julie’s Picks: Infinity For Girls


Infinity For Girls was founded by three moms with the vision of creating quality children’s fashion that is unique and simple. We recently spotted the dress at the 2013 ABC Kids Expo and loved the concept. The versatile dress will work for lots of body types and occasions. The dress comes in black, colors, patterns, even ombre. Wear the dress with straps, as a halter, strapless, long, short, the possibilities are endless!

Name of Product: Infinity For Girls
Where to Buy: InfinityForGirls.com

Julie’s Picks: Bottle Pets

juliespicks_bottlepetsCreated by two mompreneurs, Bottle Pets is a product that makes meal time fun for babies. The cuddly soft bottle slip covers come in seven adorable animal designs including a cow, a ladybug and even a dinosaur. Bottle Pets are super easy to place around baby bottles, help insulate the bottle and are machine washable. Priced at under $20 (shipping included) it makes a great baby shower gift too!

Name of Product: Bottle Pets
Where to Buy: BottlePets.net

Julie’s Picks: Gyft App for Apple and Android


Gyft provides a mobile platform to upload, store, manage, and cash in on gift cards, as well as send and receive gift cards from thousands of top stores. Gyft also offers savvy time and money-saving shopping perks, such as untraceable re-gifteds and alerts when you’re near a store you have a gift card for. And, Gyft solves many challenges, such as de-cluttering wallets, keeping gift cards from getting lost or expired, and eliminating excessive, wasteful and environmentally
harmful plastic.

Download the app for FREE on iTunes or Google play.

Julie’s Picks: grayc glass


Need an update to your home decor? grayc glass is a wonderful addition to your contemporary home that is both beautiful and practical. The baby nightlights (like the popular giraffe at left) are a wonderful baby shower gift, and the mosaic and other more contemporary nightlights are wonderful in the kitchen, hallway or guest room. Handmade in California, grayc glass offers fused glass night lights, wall art, jewelry and more!

Name of Product: grayc glass fused glass art
Where to Buy: grayc glass

Julie’s Picks: Plus Plus Blocks

Having a hard time getting the tablet out of your child’s hands? Get back to basics with a new type of building blocks made by Plus Plus of Denmark. The colorful, puzzle-like pieces have endless sculptural possibilities. Even preschoolers will be able to snap the small pieces together with ease. The sets are affordable, easy to travel with and will become your child’s new favorite toy.

Name of Product: Plus Plus
Where to Buy: Sunshine Sam

Julie’s Picks: Eco on the Go Reusable Drink Tote

You’re trying to balance that flimsy, impractical cardboard carrier with your family or co-workers’ drinks thinking…”There must be a better way!” Eco on the Go is functional, portable, reusable and stylish. The sturdy handled beverage carrier folds so small you can store it in your driver’s door compartment, plus it easily wipes clean in the event your barista accidentally overfills your morning coffee. You’ll be the envy of multi-taskers everywhere as you gracefully deliver everyone’s drinks with ease. Eco on the Go is a great gift for a busy mom, a frequent traveler or even your new intern!

Julie’s Picks: Modern Bite™ Cookies

Good cookies and cakes are always a party favorite!
Modern Bite™ combines the strengths of baker extraordinaire, Daniel, and Greg’s passion for fine art and architecture to create truly tasteful masterpieces. I recently had cookies made from this LA bakery for my son Blake’s party and Modern Bite™ was able to add my photos on every cookie! Check out  ModernBite.com for a large selection of gift options!

Product Name: Modern Bite™ Cookies
Where to Buy: ModernBite.com

Julie’s Picks: Chart Metalworks

Charlotte Leavitt from Chart Metalworks in Portland, Maine creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom jewelry pieces out of nautical chart cutouts of a customer’s favorite coastal spot. Finishing the jewelry with fine metals such as bronze and sterling, Charlotte encases the custom charts with resin to magnify and protect your heirloom image. Custom orders can be easily made online and every piece is made in Charlotte’s Maine studio located above the landmark Porthole Restaurant.

Product Name: Chart Metalworks, pendants, cuff links & more!
Where to Buy: ChartMetalworks.com