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Congrats Debby, you won the Cinnamon*Sticks gift certificate!  
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YAY! Cinnamon*Sticks Giveaway!

I must say, I've been crushing on Cinnamon*Sticks for about a year.  I've sent my husband several hints to the items I like in their shop.  That didn't seem to work, so I sent him the actual link to the stacking rings I love.  And told him he had time to order in time for Christmas.  Still nothing.  So I was lucky enough to attend the SNAP conference last month.  SNAP brought in the Queen Bee Market one night for us to shop and guess who was a vendor at the Queen Bee Market?  YES, YES, YES!!!  Cinnamon*Sticks!  I. COULD.  NOT. BELIEVE. IT!

So I went shopping {of course} and I have not taken off the rings I purchased since that night.  The work is amazing.  The quality is stunning.  I'm now working on picking out my next piece{s}.   

A little about Cinnamon*Sticks.  Their style is clean, simple, elegant, modern, elecetic, whimsical, and rustic.  Yep, all at the same time.  

They only use high quality materials that are lovingly and meticulously crafted in to beautiful designs. The quality and and craftsmanship is top notch.  They also create custom designs and would love to work with you to create something special. 

Cinnamon*Sticks has given me a gift card to share with my readers.  I'm so excited!  But hurry and enter, contest ends Monday night and the winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter...the widget it might take a minute to it to show up, please be patient.  

Friday Letter: May 24, 2013

dear self:  I'm so proud of you.  Craftcation in March, SNAP Conference in April and The National Stationery Show in much traveling.  And oh, my I've meet so many new people!  It's been great.  It's now time for a break to just chill for a while and start going through all my new contacts and information

dear new york:  not sure about you - I'm sure not in love with you - but thanks for the great pic

dear Risa:  thanks for going to New York with me

dear new car:  soon?

dear weight watchers:  thank you...I'm liking the new me

dear mrs bordorf (my daughter's teacher):  thank you so much, you are one of the best teacher's I've met in a while.  thank you for always going above and beyond.  I hope you have a super summer!

Friday Letter - May 3, 2013

dear honey - thank you for all the support.  You are my best friend and I love you.  Thanks for loving me!

dear Risa - tick tock, tick tock!

dear kids - only 4 more weeks of school left - YES!!!

dear kayla:  so glad you are loving both dance teams, you are amazing!  Keep up the great work!

dear self - so proud and happy.  So many amazing things happening - but nothing will happen if you continue to sit on your hands.  Get busy!  AND...39 is coming...plan to make the 39th year something to remember!

dear instagram - I think I'm in love with you.

dear new logo - finally found you!  finally!  thanks for dressing up my facebook and to work on the rest on the rest of the social media family!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

PAPER and PLACE creates custom travel map and wax seal jewelry: map necklaces, wax seal necklaces, map rings, wax seal USA State necklaces, map lockets, wax seal bracelets, and map cufflinks.  I have purchased two of her pieces and I love them.  So super cute!  

You can find PAPER and PLACE on Etsy, Facebook and Twitter

sweetpress Studio
Sweetpress Studio offers affordable printable files of home decor and weddings, invitations, announcements and more. The best can print these files at your convenience.

I could not get enough of this print...perfect for Mother's Day!  

 You can find sweetpress studio on Etsy Facebook and Twitter

My Handbound Books
Handmade journals!  These make my writing look so awesome.  I love these.
What a great gift.  I like journals (I have a small collection), but I love handmade journals...check these out!
You can find My Handbound Books on Etsy or Twitter

Pera Press
I love paper, I think all of you know this...
I know, I know I create stationery, but when I saw this personalized stationery on etsy I knew it had to be apart of this gift guide.  If you're looking for pretty paper goods, you must check out Pera Press! Their personalized stationery and bookplate sets make thoughtful and affordable gifts for Mother's Day. 

You can find Pera Press on Etsy and on Facebook

Wild Violetta

All natural, organic shea body butter and botanical face and body products.  Made with a blend pure essential oils, vitamins, and rich oils.  ok...this is really cute - Travel Gift Set you can customize...awesome!
You can find Wild Violette on Etsy and Facebook

Baffin Bags

These are a must have for me.  A set of 4 Linen Storage Bin Containers with chalk labels - perfect for the organized mom.  These are perfect for everything in every room of the house.  

You can find Baffin Bags on Etsy and Facebook

Three Goobers

And for that mom that loves coffee (yep that's me) who could not resist this - such a cute coffee cozy.  I love all of the Three Goobers handmade cozies and all should visit her shop

You can find Three Goobers on Etsy