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Starting 2019 with “Intention and Execution”

2019: The Year of “INTENTION and EXECUTION”

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Another year has come and gone – granted my 2018 was NOTHING like I expected and ended like it began, quiet.

In previous years I have never really made “resolutions” when the new year comes. There are a couple reasons for this, one being I am never able to keep them going and by February, I have all but forgotten them.

Since so much has changed in my life – different house, taking over care of Meadow (the dog) and loosing my father, who was my best friend, I decided to make this year different.

I decided to choose a word that will define this coming year – Intention. Why did I chose this word of all the millions of words out there? The answer is actually quite simple – I always “intend” to do things such as crafts, travel, blogging, seeing friends and family but it never happens. My intention is there, with a lack of execution. In the back of my mind I wish to do these things but I just do not get there.

So, for 2019 I decided that INTENTION & EXECUTION would be the goal.

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Come Celebrate our Fourth Birthday!!!

DealsAmongUs is 4 Years Old: An Update on the Old and the Upcoming (including a Giveaway)!!

I can hardly believe that this labor of love called DealsAmongUs is 4 years old!

When I started this site I thought I would just repost deals and coupon codes, but it turned into something so much bigger than that. This has become a second home to me, a place where I can share the things I love, craft the things I love to craft and give you a place to win the things I love.

There is no doubt that this past year has been the hardest on me personally and professionally and I can finally say that I see the light at the end of the tunnel. From the loss of my father to many hours in the ICU, to the sudden loss of my cousin, this year has tested me in ways I never knew possible.

The bright spot has always been this site, while I took a break, I always knew I would return and I am happy to say that I am returning stronger, more motivated and with more excitement than ever.

I already have some really great partnerships lined up with some great companies, I have a couple really neat craft projects, and will continue to share my 5d paintings with you. I also will be attending the Natural Products Expo for the 4th year, and I may even be sharing some travel adventures with you as well as more personal posts about my life and the transitions that are ahead for me.

I see 2019 as a year of renewal and hope, I see it full of possibilities and full of chances – so I ask you, what do you want to see from us in 2019, after all I am here for you!?

As we head into 2019, I wish happiness, love and friendship to each of you, and thank you for your support this past year, it helped more than I can ever express.

Be sure to enter below to win a $50.00 Visa Gift Card, my way of saying thank you!

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GIVEAWAY: DealsAmongUs is giving one $50.00 gift card to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) Visa Gift Card in the amount of $50.00 to be sent via USPS to the chosen winner – This is a $50.00 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on January 20th (1/20/2019) to receive this visa gift! Open to residents in the US and Canada only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by DealsAmongUs. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!

Celebrate our Birthday with a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

Completed 5d Project: Mythical Dragon

The Latest Finish – Mythical Dragon – Diamond Painting

This diamond painting was sent to me by Needleart World, and may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the post to follow and all opinions are my own.

There is nothing about this Mythical Dragon that I do not like – the colors, the ball, the whole thing is just spectacular. I originally started this when I was watching Game of Thrones, and then my father got sick and while I was close to finishing, it just did not happen.

This past week I decided to take the couple hours left and complete this dragon, and I am so glad I did. This is a big diamond painting measuring in at a large 22.5 inches X 19. 25 inches. The plan is to find a suitable frame and put where I watch movies, it seems very mythical and movie like to me.

Now, as always, what color frame should I use?

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Completed 5d Project: Chipmunks Eating Corn

The Latest Finish – Chipmunks Eating Corn – Diamond Painting

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When I saw these Chipmunks Eating Corn I immediately thought it would be so cute in a dining area, or kitchen. I will say that the level of detail on the corn completely surprised me. This has 44 colors, and over 46,400 beads, making this very detailed. This  measures 27 inches x 19 inches (or 70cm x 50cm) and is the perfect size with the detail included.

The colors and the detail reminds me of summer corn, and this was just a lot of fun to work on. I started it November 23rd, and worked on it through the Thanksgiving weekend, then I worked on it a bit less while i focused on other projects, but began this past week, and managed to finish it one month from when I started it making the completion date 12/23/2018.

Now what color frame should I use?

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Never heard of Diamond Painting? See my 411 post

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To purchase Diamond Facet Art on Amazon

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Questions?? Email me at “jennifer at dealsamongus dot com” and I will respond promptly

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Holiday 2018 Giveaway: 6 Month Sock Club Subscription

Holiday 2018: 6 Month Subscription – Sock Club Giveaway

sock-club-collageWhen I was young one of my favorite things to do was steal my father’s socks. Generally speaking they were larger and much softer then my socks, and inevitably lost in the abyss that was my own sock collection. It also happens that socks make the perfect gift therefore I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give one reader a 6 month subscription to SockClub.

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Holiday Giveaway 2018: Golden Girl Granola Snack Packs

Holiday Giveaway: Golden Girl Granola Snack Packs

During this otherwise busy holiday season easy and nutritious breakfasts are vital to a successful day! Golden Girl Granola is a great way to start your day and with this Holiday Golden Girl Giveaway you will be able to start you mornings in a delicious way!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Messy Mutts and Messy Cats

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Messy Mutts Silicone Dog Treat Maker and Messy Cats 2 in 1 Cuddler/Cat House

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Messy Mutts. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Ever since I took over care of Meadow I have been much more aware of what she eats and have begun making her treats. The reason I have been making treats is knowing what is going into them and I love having them shaped like dog bones. When I recently received the Messy Mutts Silicone Dog Treat Maker, I was inspired to make some pumpkin based treats.

The Messy Mutts Silicone Dog Treat Maker can be used for baked treats or frozen treats, and are easy to pop the treats out. There are 8 bones and is freezer, microwave, dishwasher and oven safe (up to 446°F). In addition it is made of FDA approved silicone, is BPA Free. and is PVC Free.

Not to be left out are the cats, and they received a Messy Cats 2 in 1 Cat Cuddler/Cat House in a wonderful grey color. The thing that got my attention about this bed was the versatility in that I can collapse the top and make an open bed, or pop it up and make a cave for them to crawl into.

The Messy Cats 2 in 1 Cat Cuddler/Cat House features EVERFRESH probiotic technology that continuously provide natural, non-toxic odor control. As I mentioned above the 2 in 1 easily converts from bed to house with pop-up roof and also features a peekaboo entrance folds down to convert to traditional bed. The bed is made in a durable fabric and features a non-slip base that prevents shifting and keeps bed in place on carpet or tile. 

Each of these products were perfect for their intended purpose, and each pet loved the treats and comfort that the products provided. If you are looking for gifts for your furry friends be sure to check out Messy Mutts!

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Holiday 2018 Giveaway: Silipint Drinkware Set

Be Silly This Holiday with Silipint for the Holidays – Silicone Drinkware Giveaway

I have a confession –  I  have a serious case of slippery fingers and if I am given the opportunity to drop a glass I will take it. Set aside the cleanup issues, this is just unsafe for humans and felines that reside in my house.

As the holidays approach and we have visitors, I will be using my silicone drinkware, and I am thrilled to give you the opportunity to add some Silipint Silicone Drinkware to your cup collection.

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Brush Pen Lettering Practicing Book Review

Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book: Modern Caligraphy Drills, Measured Guidlines and Practice Shees to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words Review + Giveaway

As much as I love blogging there is another thing I love to do – write and send cards to loved ones, especially during the holidays when I am sending 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 Practice Book: Modern Calligraphy Drills, Measured Guidelines, and Practice Sheets to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words by Grace Song for review I was excited to perfect my abilities for future cards with worksheets.

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