Valentine’s Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that is meant to make you're significant other feel special. When you think about how great she is for all she does for you, you know you must get her the perfect gift. This year, make her Valentine’s Day special with one of these Valentine’s Gifts!
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Long Stemmed Roses  Highest quality flowers, fresh from the farm shipped from farm your loved one!  She is going to love these.  

Big Spoon Little Spoon Couples Pillowcases  Couples pillowcases with "Little Spoon" on one and "Big Spoon" on the other. You can now clearly identify who will be big spoon and who will be little spoon. Fits Queen/Standard size pillow inserts.

The art of Appreciation Gift Basket  Nothing says I love you quite like chocolate. The Art of Appreciation gift basket is fit for a queen featuring indulgent Art d’ Moi Chocolate Truffle Spa products, a heart sampler gift box with four chocolate confections, gourmet cookies, and cuddles the bear.

Sterling Silver Heart Necklace  It may be too early for a ring, but it is never too early for jewelry. All women enjoy some accessories. Made with sterling silver  this necklace makes the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

Bath Bomb Gift Set If you haven’t gotten your pretty lady a bath bomb set, she is going to be in heaven with this. Give your women a treat for all her senses. These homemade bath fizzers contain 4 bath bombs including Rose and Gardenia scents, soap and bath salts.

Milk Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies Who said the easiest way to a woman’s heart isn’t through her stomach? These delectable treats are sure to make any woman happy to have you. Nothing says love quite like chocolate and then more chocolate.

Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill in the Love Journal  Women really want to know why you love them so much. In fact, it may be a topic of discussion from time to time. This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines that let you tell your loved one what you love about some aspect of them (Don’t forget to fill in the blanks).

Personalized Gold Bar Necklace Personalize this necklace with a reflection of your love, your name, or a favorite saying. Of course, a simple “I love you” is a great way to personalize this gift.

Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Chocolate  Tied with red ribbon, our iconic gold box is a joyous gift for any loved one.  Inside includes milk, dark and white GODIVA chocolates.  Yummmmm!

Love Potion Tumbler What girl doesn't love sipping water from a super cute cup?  Be careful, this cup is instant crush inducing!   

Ladies what gifts are looking for? Share your gift suggestions in the comments below to help these guys out this year!

Get Your Instagram Best Nine

I got my 2016 Instagram Best Nine!!  I must admit, I was a little nervous waiting too see which pictures would show up on the site. 

I love instagram.  And I love seeing what my followers like seeing from me.  I've worked hard on my account this year...I love the colors, I love sharing and love communicating with my follows.  It's so easy to get your own instagram best nine.

Here's mine...  
This is so simple, and most people don't know how to do it.  Just go to www.2016bestnine.com  insert your Instagram ID and that's it.  Easy, easy.

Best nine is based on the number of likes on your photos.
It can take up to 10 minutes to complete your request due to huge demand.




DIY Santa Mug + Handmade Holidays 2016

Santa deserves a great snack, while zooming around the world in one night making kids happy.  I think he would love the mug we created from him.

I have teamed up with a group of bloggers and amazing sponsors to bring you an amazing give away.
But first a little about the project.  I'm getting so super excited about the holidays.  I must admit, the last few years I'd get so busy and put the tree up really late and really didn't leave time to enjoy the decorations or enjoy the joy of the season long enough before putting everything away.  Not this year. I've started to purchase new items, and they may or may not be already on display.  Thanks to a few of my favorite shopping spots this year we will have a great holiday decor and we can't forget about santa.
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Today I want to share a great project with you.  I decide to create Santa a custom mug and also created a little thank you for Santa.  This is was so super easy to make and it will be a perfect addition to our holiday decor.  You only need a few supplies, so let's get started:

Clear Mug
Rubbing Alcohol
Painters tape or washi tape
Decor Art Chalk Glass Paint
Cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesive Dots
Cricut Cutting Machine
Cricut Vinyl
Paint Brush and Foam Brush

1.  Clean the outside of your glass mug with rubbing alcohol
2.  Using the patterning of your choice, take off the mug using painter's take or washi tape
3.  Paint background
4.  Let dry overnight
5.  Cut your personalized name or saying with your cutting machine onto vinyl
6.  Peel the vinyl from backing and add to coffee mug
7.  Paint your personalized message and them remove vinyl
8.  Let dry
9.  Bake as instructed in the DecorArt label
10.  Display with a special note for Santa

PLEASE NOTE:  Paint is not intended to come into direct contact with food.  Mug should be hand-washed as instructed from DecorArt.

Now time for the giveaway.  It includes 11 prizes of $50+ value each.  We will select 11 winners. Each will receive one prize.  Winner will be randomly drawn from all contest entries on November 14, 2016.  Enter here

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Please join me and visit all the other bloggers that are participating  in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.








I would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors.  Without them we would not have such a successful Blog Hop.  And a special thank you to DecoArt and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for providing me with the supplies I needed to complete my project.


Halloween Popcorn Box + Giveaway

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to team up with Laura Kelly and many other bloggers to bring you a Popcorn Box Party.  Laura worked with several sponsors and we were mailed amazing treats along with a popcorn box we were asked to decorate.  And included in this is an amazing giveway...more about that later.

I had a bag of eyeball and wanted to cover the entire box with them...but decided to just add stripes of eyeballs.  Turned out super cute!!!!
This was super easy to make, you only need a few things
 - popcorn box
 - adhesive
 - goggle eyes
 - scissors
 - cardstock

I used striped card stock, traced the outline of the box and simply cut.  I adhered the card stock to the box and then glued the eyeballs.

Now about the giveaway, we have amazing sponsors are listed below and the prizes you can win b entering the Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck.

 - $50 World Market Gift Card
 - Sizzix Big Shot Machine (or Ellison Superstar) and Laura Kelly Dies - Value $100
 - Adorn It Planner Kit (Planner, Laura Kelly Papers and Stickers) - Value $65
 - Udderly Smooth Prize Pack with Hat and Mug - Value $75
 - DIY with Laura Kelly Crafty Stash (Kunin Felt, Expressionery Stamp, Expo International Pom          Pom Trims and Tombow Products) - Value $100






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Free Printable Halloween Journal

I wanted to share a super quick project with you all today.  Mini Halloween Journals.  Perfect for your pocket or purse.  These are perfect for teacher's gifts, because we all know I love teachers. Print them all and package them with a simple ribbon for a easy gift.  


  • Free Notebook Cover Printable
  • 8 ½ X 11 Cardstock
  • 5 sheets 8 ½ X 11 printer paper
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Cutter
Directions:
  1. Print notebook covers, you can find the printables here
  2. Trim covers using your paper cutter.
  3. Trim your printer paper to 5 X 6 7/8 inches, you can get 2 stacks from the 8 ½ x 11 sheets. You will end up with 10 sheets for your journal
  1. Place the cover on top of the stacked and cut printer paper sheet, then fold on dotted line.
  2. Staple on the dotted line.
  3. Trim paper with your scissors if needed.




DIY Time Zone Clocks with Walnut Hollow

I had such a great time creating these Time Zone Clocks and yes of course, they are DIY.  It was pretty amazing to work with Walnut Hollow.  I grabbed wood, clock and paint supplies and got started.  
Have you seen this post over at the Walnut Hollow site.  I had a great time coming up with this project.  It was a little out of the box for me and to be honest, pushed my creatively.  In the end I love these clocks and currently have them displayed above my desk.   Until this project, I had never used a Burner Tool.  But I think sometimes going outside your comfort zone - it's the only way we can grow.
I wanted to just take a moment to talk about the Walnut Hollow wood product.  When the circle panels arrived I could not get over the amazing quality of the wood. They were so super smooth and I didn't expect them to be as thick as they were.  The wooden panels worked amazing with the burner tool. Yes, I must admit, I rubbed the panels over and over.  I'm such a nerd for amazing craft supplies. I also used a few other supplies for this project.  You can find the tutorial here.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Walnut Hollow Instagram for more inspiration and ideas!

Felt Letter Board DIY

I love this board and I can't wait to use it all the time.  I created this Felt Letter Board, and guess what - it's a DIY Project.  Now, I didn't some up with this idea by myself, I got a little help from an amazing blogger - Jennifer Priest.  
When I saw Jennifer's Rainbow DIY Felt Letter Board, I fell in love and knew I needed to make one for myself.  Jennifer is lifestyle/mom blogger over at Just JP, you should check her out.  Love her work.

Please check out Jennifer's post for the tutorial - you can find it here.  Let me tell you about some of the supplies I used and where you can find them.  The rest of the supply list can be found on Jennifer's blog.
My finished board is small - 9X9 inches.  I used a Shadow Box Frame, I picked it up at Michael's. I knew I wanted it to sit on my small desk and I just couldn't make room for a larger frame.  Another thing I did, I painted my letters, they come white, but I knew I wanted the frame and background white...so teal it is.  How can anyone go wrong with teal, AND it matches my gum ball machine perfectly.  
And for the fabric, Jennifer's tutorial is spot on...I went to Wal-mart and purchased the felt by the yard for only $3.97.  For my small frame, I only purchased a yard, and I had yardage left over.  
I hope you enjoy this post as much as I do.  Leave a comment giving me quote ideas.  I plan on updating quotes weekly.  Thanks for stopping by.


Saving Money with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are mine.
We all want to save money, right?.   Can you think of a better way to save money and use coupons to save even more?   I could not think of anything.  Until this, introducing Groupon Coupons, where you can browse through thousands of coupons for all your preferred brands, and select coupons from your most favorite stores on the Groupon website.  Always check Goupon Coupons first for your best savings.  I was able to find thousands of promo codes as well as printable coupons. 
We all know I'm crafter (well,  a want-to-be crafter) and I even found several coupons and with stores I use daily.  I must say I was really surprised, my go to craft suppliers listed on the site.  I’m in love.  Groupon Coupon combines three of my favorite things. Crafting, online shopping and saving money all on one site – yay!

The search tool is really easy to use,  I simply typed 'craft' in the search box and found several brands including:
Rockler
Michael's
Paper Source
Joann.com
Accquilt
Hobby Lobby
Crayola
Mister Art
Leisure Arts
NY Fashion Center Fabrics
Paper Culture
Craft of Quilting 
And much, much more!

In addition to crafting, Goupon Coupon has several other national brands, including Target, Forever 21, Ann Taylor, Neiman Marcus,  Sak’s Fifth Avenue and more.  There is so much to check out.  I hope you take time to head over and check it out.  Start saving even money wit Groupon Coupon.  Also, follow Groupon Coupon on Facebook and Twitter.

 
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