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Stampin’ Up: Love Today Planner Review

Keep Love on the Schedule – Love Today Planner by Stampin’ Up Review + Giveaway

There are busy days ahead, there is no doubt – the school season has returned. With this new year comes appointments, meetings, carpools, assignments due and somehow finding time for you to breathe.

One of the biggest struggles is keeping all these dates and schedules straight. I have tried to make sticky notes in strategic places that I know I will see. These fall and inevitably end up doing nothing more than assisting me in forgetting the event. I have tried phone reminders but I end up “snoozing” those, and before I know it, I have snoozed through another event. There is one method that helps me keep events and dates in order – a nice planner. I am a simple gal and need a calendar, room to write events and places to put random pieces of paper.

A couple of years ago my favorite planner finally had met it’s fateful end while I was sad, I never anticipated that it would be so difficult to replace. Ever since I had that loss I have been on a search for an adequate replacement. When I saw the new Love Today Planner Kit by Stampin’ Up it was the closest thing to my beloved planner.

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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – August 2017

Back to School with Simply Earth – August 2017 – Review + Giveaway

As a student I loved to get ready for back to school, and the ritual of routine and excitement always made me happy.

This months Simply Earth box is centered around giving you focus and help you get through the school year. This monthly subscription box gives the subscriber the opportunity try out some essential oil remedies giving natural solutions to everyday problems.

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Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper Review

Stampin’ Up: Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper Review + Giveaway

Have you ever looked at a printed design and thought that with different colors? I know i have, and when i saw the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper I immediately thought that I can finally make paper background in the colors that I want.

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Back to School with Crayola Silly Scents

Bring Some Scents To Your School Year with Crayola Silly Scents + Giveaway

When I was young, I looked forward to back to school shopping. My father would take me to the store and I would choose the perfect notebook, pencils, pens, erasers and crayons. Each year my goal was the same – stock myself for the year ahead.

Each year I looked forward to this shopping excursion and as an adult look back at them fondly. One items I always remember purchasing were Crayola items, from colored pencils to crayons. This year getting ready for school will be filled with scents, with the Silly Scents crayons, pens and pencils – these are my choices for school year must haves!

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Brush Pen Lettering Review

Brush Pen Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Decorative Scripts and Creating Inspired Styles Review + Giveaway

As much as I love review blogging there is another thing I love to do – write and send cards to loved ones.

I believe that the art of handwriting is slowly being eliminated from the skills people hold. Instead of being able to do clean brush lettering, people strive to have the most words typed from their smart phones.

Each year I write cards and notes, and each year I strive to make my handwriting better. I am always looking for books and step-by-step instructions to extend those skills. When I recently I received a copy of Brush Pen Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Decorative Scripts and Creating Inspired Styles by Grace Song for review I was excited to perfect my abilities for future cards.

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Stampin’ Up: Seaside Shore Stamp Set Review

Stampin’ Up: Seaside Shore Clear-Mount Stamp Set Review + Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I took a walk to the beach, and discovered that it is about 1400 steps from my house. As I took the walk up the hill that leads to the beach, I wondered if I would see any whales, dolphins or sand art. As I crested the peak of the hill, I began to smell the familiar smell of ocean air, and my steps increased. Once I reached the coast, I was met with blue skies, white water and so many surfers surfing.

As I walked home, I was struck by how lucky I was that I am able to witness this beauty with a simple walk. I want to share the sights, sounds and the feeling of the ocean, and the best way is with cards and letters.

It was on that day of 1400 steps that I took the new stamp set Seaside Shore Wood-Mounted Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up to get some pictures of the coast. When I got home, I realized that with this stamps set I could tell the story of my walk.

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Simply Earth Monthly Subscription Box Review – July 2017

Simply Earth: Essential Oil Recipe Box – Road Trip/Spa at Home – July 2017 – Review + Giveaway

July is one of my favorite months since it is my birthday month, but that is not the only reason I love the 7th month of the year.

This time of year is full of warmth and humidity which are less than pleasant. During these summer months peace and quiet are more rare, and the need for a getaway is sometimes needed.

This months Simply Earth box is centered around  giving you that spa experience at home and road trip remedies. This monthly subscription box gives the subscriber the opportunity try out some essential oil remedies giving natural solutions to everyday problems.

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Paper Pumpkin: One in a Melon – June 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – One in a Melon – June 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

When I think of summer, one of the first things that pops into my head is watermelons. There is something about these oval green fruits that screams “summer”.

The theme for the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “One in a Melon” that features the fruit that is synonymous with summer in the form of gift bags.

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Paper Pumpkin: Get Your First Kit for $5.00 – Friday ONLY

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up: Get Your First Kit for $5.00 (Friday Only!!)

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First time subscribers will get their first month (July) for only $5.00

Expires on June 29 11:59 PM (MT) June 30 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up boxes are available for $19.95/month, $55.00/3 months, $114.00/6 months and $215.00/12 months and the shipping is included in the cost. The 6-month is a total savings of about $6, about a $1 a month savings and the 12-month is total savings of about $24, about a $2 a month savings thus ends up totaling the amount of receiving one kit free. Prices as of 6/28/2017.

**Please note that you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this and past kits, click here to locate a demonstrator near you!**

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Wasserstein Home: Aroma Diffuser and 14 Essential Oils Review

Wasserstein Home: Aroma Diffuser and 14 Essential Oil Pack Review + Giveaway

The older I get, the more I want the things used in my home to be simple and pure. Each day I make an effort to more natural cleaners and remedies.

One of the things that I have come to rely on are essential oils and various blends. There are an unlimited number of combinations and a million remedies.

Given the fact that I have been experimenting with essential oils and blends, when I had the opportunity to review a essential oil set and diffuser from Wasserstein Home I was excited to give some new oils and a diffuser a test run.

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