Monday, August 06, 2012

Fun Little Favor Box

I needed a cute little way to package individual treats so of course I turned to Pinterest and found the perfect idea……..


I was so excited that they were the perfect size for one individually wrapped coconut macaroon.


I found the pattern and instructions HERE!

Is your summer going as fast as mine?!?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another amazing Pinterest recipe and my newest Glam Bag and Birchbox items!

Hi friends! Wow where is the summer going? I guess time in general just seems to be flying by all of a sudden.

First off let me just publicly thank Pinterest for putting together a platform that provides me with so many yummy things to eat Smile

One of my recent favorites was THIS recipe for Southwest Chicken Wraps…..

You have to try these we ate the filling for days!!!

Also here is a little overview of the fun things I got in my Birchbox….


and my Glam Bag (which I liked better this month by the way)……

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If you want specific details about my opinions concerning any of these products just let me know in the comments and I would be happy to share. I will say that I have the white polish on my toes and while at first it looked a little like “white out” to me I actually really love it right now. Chat with you soon!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Birchbox, Glambag, and Marketing OH MY!

Hi friends (if you are still out there lol) it seems like it has been forever since I have been in blogland. I have a huge backlog of things I want to share with you, but if I keep waiting until I get around to it I may never get it done ha ha. So today I decided I would share the most recent few things.

So without further random chatter this is what came in my June Birchbox…….

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And this is what came in my June Glam Bag…..

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Do you want me to breakdown the items and my thoughts for either one of these? Let me know if you are interested.

And for my June marketing we brought lunch to an office and I had a local bakery make some yummy cupcakes and I individually wrapped them like this……

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fun right? I hope you are all happy and well! I will talk to you soon Smile

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Contest Winners

Well because there was only two people that entered you both win……

scrapwordsmom and Meme send an email to with your address and color choice and I will get them off to you very soon Smile


Thank you for entering and being my bloggy friends!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Miscellaneous Jewelry Making and a Giveaway

I have been bitten by the jewelry making bug lately and thought I would share my new trinkets with you….

This little guy was easy to make just some chain and a cute owl from Michaels……

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I had the same idea with this one just some chain and cute multi toned metal feathers…..


With this one I used a necklace chain I already had and added these fun hearts…..


This next one I have been wearing almost every day and I used all of this to make it…..


And last but not least I made some earrings……

Okay now for the giveaway…………… I would love to send one of you a pair of similar earrings (your choice of color for the stones). All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what color you would choose. One entry per person and unfortunately US shipping only.

Giveaway ends Sunday March 25th at midnight and I will announce the winner chosen at random sometime on Monday March 26th. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Glam Bag: February 2012

I was given the fantastic gift of a subscription to My Glam Bag it is very similar to Birchbox where you pay $10 per month and you get deluxe beauty samples. I thought it would be fun to share what I received in this bag so that if you were debating on subscribing to one of these services you could compare the contents.




1. X Out Shine Control oil free moisturizer

My opinion: I have not had a chance to use this yet but I do have combination skin so I am excited to see how mattifying this product really is. Let me know if you would like me to keep you posted Smile




2. NYX roll on shimmer

My opinion: I have been loving this roll on shadow it has such a rich color payoff and stays put all day. I most definitely want to add more roll on shimmer colors to my collection.




3. Premier Dad sea Cinderella Mask

My Opinion: I did use this product but because there was only enough product for one application I really don’t know how great it works. I thought it was fine but nothing special.





4. Nume professional styling tools and hair extensions/ $100 gift card

My Opinion: There was nothing on the site that the coupon qualified for that I wanted but if you would like my coupon code let me know and I am happy to email it to the first person that says they would like it, just leave me your email address in the comment section.



5. Freeman Facial mask

My opinion: I love these masks.




Treat: Ghiradelli chocolate

My opinion: I don’t love chocolate but this was a nice little treat



I have been making a few jewelry pieces lately so I am thinking a give away is coming soon Smile

Birchbox Breakdown: February 2012

Life has felt a little bit like a whirlwind lately but I really like sharing my Birchbox treasures with you so before I get my next box (in like 2 days) I thought I would get this update to you this is what my box looked like…..


1. Beauty Blender makeup sponge

My Opinion: I actually already had one of these and love it so I was totally excited to get a spare.




2.Eye Rock: Designer liner stick-on liner strips

My Opinion: In all honesty I have not used these yet. Not only are they a little um let’s say flashy for me but every review and video I have seen says they are uncomfortable and awkward. I guess at some point I will give them a whirl so let me know if you want an update when I do.




3. Jouer luminizing moisture tint

My opinion: I wish the sample had been just a little bigger because I am still slightly on the fence about this one. I really like tinted moisturizers and this one seemed pretty good overall.




4.Mineralogie cream concealor

My opinion: I love this and will most definitely buy the full size. It has great coverage and staying power.

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Lifestyle Extra: Cuao Chocolatier Spicy Maya CocoPod

My Opinion: I don’t love chocolate and spicy chocolate  lets just say eww. But my husband is a big fan of both and said this was interesting.



Birchbox also sent out a code for a digital download of the band Green River Ordinance. I haven’t downloaded the song yet but hey why not it’s free music right!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Day Projects

I thought I would share some of the projects we have been working on for Valentines Day.

These treats are part of my marketing delivery this month..


I love how the boxes turned out and they are the perfect size to stuff with little treats.

My next project was the Valentines for my son to take so school. I made some fun little tags and this is all I used….



Super simple but my son is really excited about them Smile

And last but not least we were asked by my sons teacher to create a box for his Valentines to go into as a family with a shoe box as the base. This is what we came up with after a great deal of google and pinterest searching (I can’t find the original source to give it credit) but this was our take on a monster box……


Happy Valentines Day!